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Monday, October 22, 2018

Ella Mai Announces ‘The Debut Tour’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 3:09 PM

Hot off the release of her debut album, Ella Mai is taking the show on the road.

The British songstress has announced “The Debut Tour” in support of her self-titled debut album. The global trek is set to launch in the U.K. on Jan. 8 before hitting Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, and other European cities. The North American leg kicks off Feb. 12 in Vancouver, with stops in Las Vegas, Chicago, Brooklyn, and Atlanta through the end of March.

Executive produced by Mustard, Ella Mai opened at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 with over 69,000 equivalent units, the largest first week for a female debut R&B artist in more than four years. The album features appearances from Chris Brown, John Legend, and H.E.R.

Tickets for “The Debut Tour” go on sale Oct. 26. See dates below.

The Debut Tour Dates

Jan. 8 – Birmingham, UK – 02 Institute2
Jan. 9 – Manchester, UK – 02 Ritz
Jan. 10 – London, UK – 02 Shepherd’s Bush
Jan. 14 – Paris, FR – YOYO
Jan. 15 – Amsterdam, NE – Melkweg Max
Jan. 16 – Cologne, DE – Carlswerk
Jan. 18 – Berlin, DE- Festsaal Kreuzberg
Jan. 20 – Hamburg, DE- Grosse Freiheit
Jan. 21 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega Main Hall
Jan. 22 – Stockholm, SE – Berns
Jan. 24 – Oslo, NO – Rockefeller Music Hall
Feb. 12 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Feb. 14 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Feb. 15 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Feb. 17 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Feb. 19 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Feb. 20 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
Feb. 22 – Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee
Feb. 23 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Feb. 25 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Feb. 27 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada
Feb. 28 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
March 2 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
March 3 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
March 5 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
March 6 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth
March 7 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
March 9 – Boston, MA – Royale
March 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
March 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
March 15 – Silver Spring, M.D. – The Fillmore Silver Spring
March 16 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
March 19 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
March 20 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
March 21 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
March 24 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
March 26 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
March 27 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
March 28 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Quavo Hints at ‘Huncho Jack’ Sequel

Posted by YeezysWorld on 3:22 PM

Is another Huncho Jack in the works?

Fresh off the release of his solo album Quavo Huncho, Quavo reveals that a sequel to Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, his collaborative album with Travis Scott, could be in the cards.

During a visit to L.A. radio station Real 92.3, Bootleg Kev and DJ Hed asked Quavo about the possibility of Huncho Jack 2. The Migos rapper hesitated before responding, “We thinking about it.”

Huncho Jack was released in December 2017 and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with 90,000 equivalent album units.

Additionally, Migos is reportedly plotting a collaborative album with Drake for release once their “Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour” wraps. “Might be,” said Quavo when asked about the joint effort. “We ain’t even got out like how we want to. We still catching the flow.”

If that wasn’t enough, Migos is eyeing an early 2019 release for Culture III, the third installment in their popular Culture series. Offset and Takeoff are also planning solo albums for release in the near future.

Quavo’s solo debut Quavo Huncho, featuring Drake, Cardi B, and Madonna, is expected to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with around 98,000 equivalent album units, according to HITS Daily Double.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Future Hints at $50 Million Deal

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:21 PM

Future is making money moves.

During a visit to Greg Street on Atlanta’s V-103 to promote his collaborative album with Juice WRLD, Hndrxx revealed that he signed a massive deal worth upwards of $50 million.

“Future went and got that bag,” said Greg Street. “You know the bag I’m talking about. That $30 million-plus bag. Congratulations!”

Sitting behind shades, a smiling Future replied, “It’s a beautiful situation.”

Greg Street said he heard the payday was around $36 million, to which Future replied, “You’re like $20 million off.”

Based on those numbers, it would put the deal in the neighborhood of $55 million. Future just released his joint project with Juice WRLD, WRLD ON DRUGS, via Epic Records. It’s unclear if the deal is for music or an endorsement.

But despite securing the bag, Future is still hard at work. He will become the first musical act to play halftime at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena during the Hawks vs. Mavericks game on Oct. 24. Starting in February, he and Nicki Minaj will embark on their “NickiHndrxx Tour” throughout Europe.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Is Nicki Minaj Dissing Cardi B on Future & Juice WRLD’s ‘Transformer’?

Posted by YeezysWorld on 3:03 PM

Future and Juice WRLD’s joint project WRLD ON DRUGS arrived last night featuring collaborations with Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Gunna, Young Scooter, and Nicki Minaj.

The rap queen appears on the much-talked-about “Transformer,” on which she seemingly throws shade at rival Cardi B. “Four albums in, pull a milli for a show / While these bitches is servin’ Milli Vanilli on the low,” raps Nicki.

Some have taken the lyrics as a shot at Cardi, who has been accused of using a ghostwriter. Milli Vanilli became notorious for having their Grammy for Best New Artist revoked after it was revealed that it wasn’t their vocals on some of their songs.

It doesn’t end there. Later on “Transformer,” Nicki adds, “Some call me Nicki, but some call me Megatron / I’m stopping bags and I don’t need a red octagon.”

Following their Fashion Week dustup last month, Cardi accused Nicki of “stopping her bag.” “I let you sneak diss me, I let you lie on me, I let you attempt to stop my bags, fuck up the way I eat!” wrote Cardi in her Instagram post. “Bitches talk all that shit in they raps but in real life they pussy! This shit really is for entertainment!!”

“Nicki Stopped My Bag” became a meme, which inspired Nicki to release a line of backpacks, shirts, and jackets with the catchphrase.

Future and Nicki will hit the road together on their “NickiHndrxx Tour,” starting in Europe in February.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Tyler, the Creator Inks Deal with Sony Pictures Television

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:19 PM

Tyler, the Creator is expanding his empire. The Odd Future frontman has inked a first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television.

The 27-year-old rapper and his producing partner Lionel Boyce will develop scripted and unscripted projects for television and digital properties for Sony under their Bald Face Productions division, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“To be partnering with the creative genius of Tyler, the Creator and Lionel Boyce is a dream come true for us as we’ve long been fans of their work,” said Sony Pictures Television president Jeff Frost. “Tyler’s unconventional ingenuity is unparalleled, and we are excited about the prospect of what we can create together.”

Tyler has previously developed two TV shows for Adult Swim, including “The Jellies!” and “Loiter Squad,” as well as “Nuts + Bolts” for Viceland.

“Sony Pictures Television has been a hub for great television for many decades and we’re excited to be a part of a place where we will have the resources to develop new ideas,” said Boyce, while Tyler added, “Tacos are great with bar-b-que sauce, I’m excited.”

Additionally, Tyler has recorded new songs for Illumination Entertainment’s The Grinch. His remake of the theme song, entitled “I Am the Grinch,” can be heard in the trailer for the animated Christmas film, which opens in theaters Nov. 9.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Cardi B Announces New Single ‘Money’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:45 PM

Cardi B is all about her “Money.”

After a massively successful 2018, the rapper is keeping the momentum going with a new single called “Money,” which is set for release on Oct. 26.

She made the announcement while responding to a story from TMZ that claims she is dissing Nicki Minaj on the track. The “Ring” rapper posted a text message exchange between a TMZ employee and someone in Cardi’s camp.

“Also heard Cardi has a new song and is taking a shot at Nicki,” wrote the TMZ employee named Charlie, to which Cardi’s team responded, “Cardi has no song coming out about Nicki. So that’s false and so your story would be false also. Cardis next single isn’t even a feature And the content is about money lol. Your sources are liars.”

Cardi B

Cardi blasted TMZ in her Instagram post, which she later deleted. “Ya motherfuckers need to get off my dick and start reporting about them actresses ya used to report about cause I’m not the one to fuck with THANK YOU!!” she said. “BTw in REAL news my single ‘Money’ drops OCTOBER 26!!”

Cardi previously revealed that she was working on a new project that would consist of songs that didn’t make her debut Invasion of Privacy, as well as four or five new tracks. It was originally set to drop in September.

In related news, Cardi may be headed back to television in a reboot of “The Nanny.” Actress Fran Drescher has been speaking with Cardi’s camp about having her play her daughter.

Cardi approved of the idea on Instagram, writing, “IM WITH IT !!!!This makes me so happy cause i love her.”

Drescher tells “Extra” that she is “now talking to her representation,” adding, “It’s really getting me excited. It’s fresh and it could be super fun.”

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Watch Post Malone Prank People at a Record Store

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:30 PM

Post Malone is a prankster.

The “Better Now” hitmaker goes undercover as an aspiring hip-hop artist at a record store. He meets customers and tries to disguise himself, but not everyone is fooled. During his encounters, he tells patrons that his own album sucks and tries to sell it for half off. He even asks someone to help him with his rap name (Young Fleshlight) and gets an older customer to read the lyrics to “rockstar,” who in turn tells him that he needs Jesus. But his antics end up getting him fired. He makes a scene in the store before walking out without his shirt.

The prank is part of a new campaign for Omaze, where one lucky fan can enter to win a 2018 Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible and the chance to ride in one with Posty himself.

Watch Post pull off his record store prank below.

Monday, October 15, 2018

#FunkFlexFacebookMessenger Top 10 Leaderboard October 15th 2018

Posted by YeezysWorld on 5:01 PM



This is the current top 10 on the #FunkFlexFacebookMessenger leaderboard. Here you can find out more about each artist and submission. The talented artists in the top 10 have been recognized by the voters and stood out from the rest. The standings are always changing, so keep voting and keep submitting!

10. Kavali – Still Not a Player Freestyle

Kavali is from New Haven, Connecticut and went in on the classic Big Pun beat “Still Not a Player”.

Find him @SnapDatKev on all social media platforms.

Flight Vinny is from Queens, New York and his debut mixtape, Perfect Landing is available on datpiff.com.

You can find him on Instagram: @flight_vinny and m.soundcloud.com/flight-vinny

 

8. J.R. The Truth – Latin Thug Freestyle

J.R. The Truth is from Jersey City, New Jersey.

Find all of his social media and streaming information on https://ift.tt/2yHnPUD

7. Naveen – New Freezer (Cover)

Naveen is from Jacksonville, Florida.

6. Arnstar – Quiet Storm (Starmix) (Mobb Deep Tribute)

Arnstar is from Manhattan

Find him on Instagram: @Arnstar and Twitter @OfficialARNSTAR

Paparattzi Pop is from Brooklyn, New York and stopped by DJ Magic’s Ridin’ Out on Hot 97.

Needless to say, DJ Magic did NOT kick him out and was very impressed…apparently so were our voters.

Instagram @Paparattzipop   Twitter @PaparattziPop

Yungg ROC, or ZillaBoy Roc is from Brooklyn, New York and recently performed as an opener for PNB Rock, Jay Critch, Lil

TJAY, and Funk Flex. He has some singles available to stream on apple music and some videos to go along with them that you

can catch on his Youtube, YUNGG ROC.

Find him on Instagram: @zillaboy.roc and Twitter: @ZILLABOYROC

2. Tyhasthegenuis – Freestyle Jay Z Beat

Tyhasthegenius is from New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Find him on Instagram: @tyhasthegenius

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Solange Readies Jazz-Inspired Album for Fall

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:36 PM

Solange released her 2016 album A Seat at the Table to critical and commercial success. Two years later, she is ready to share the follow-up.

In a new profile for The New York Times‘ T Magazine, the Grammy-winning singer opens up about her upcoming album, whose release is “imminent this fall.”

She recorded the jazz-inspired project at various locations including New Orleans, Jamaica, and California’s Topanga Canyon. “There is a lot of jazz at the core,” she reveals. “But with electronic and hip-hop drum and bass because I want it to bang and make your trunk rattle.”

The album is “close to being finished,” but she is still editing up until the very end. “I like to be able to tell the story in 13 different ways, then I like to edit,” she says of the process.

The magazine describes the album as “warm, fluid, and more sensual than her last one.” However, she is still nervous to release it. “I have this fear living in my body about releasing work,” she says. “I don’t know any artist that doesn’t feel that before they hit the send button.”

A Seat at the Table became Solange’s first album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It earned widespread critical acclaim and a Grammy for Best R&B Performance for “Cranes in the Sky.”

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Drake and Chris Brown Reunite at Los Angeles Show

Posted by YeezysWorld on 3:03 PM

God’s plan. After squashing his beef and bringing out Meek Mill during his Boston tour stop last month, Drake put an end to his rivalry with Chris Brown last night.

During the first of six Los Angeles shows on his “Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour” on Friday (Oct. 12), the 6 God surprised the Staples Center crowd by bringing out Breezy for a “full circe moment.”

“I figured tonight in Staples Center with each and every one of y’all would be the perfect time to share this moment,” said Drake, who last appeared on stage with Brown in 2009. “I’d like to share the stage with this man and L.A. I hope you motherfuckin’ enjoy it.”

Breezy then emerged to cheers from the crowd to perform “Party.” They embraced before Drake called him “one of the most talented human beings walking this earth.” He also stuck around for a second song, Lil Dicky’s “Freaky Friday.”

“I appreciate that man for coming on this stage,” added Drake, while sharing his desire to collaborate again. “I hope after this, I hope we can make some music together. It’s long overdue, we need to do some shit.”

Following the show, Drake took to Instagram to reflect on the reunion. “This is not a fan edit,” he captioned a photo of them on stage together. “Last time I was on stage with Breezy was 2009 at Virginia Commonwealth University…tonight I got to reconnect with him for the first night at Staples! I love a good full circle moment. Thank you.”

Brown posted a video of him and Drake with the caption: “2 KINGZ!”

Drake

Adele was also in the audience during last night’s show. The Grammy-winning singer praised Drake and described the show as “up there with one of my favorite shows of all time.”

Taking to Instagram, Drake responded, “I love this woman and she came to the show. Thank god nobody told me or I would have been SHOOK.”

Drake and Migos’ “Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour” will return to Staples Center tonight and Sunday before heading to the Forum for three nights starting Oct. 16.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Drake Opens Up About Kanye West, Pusha-T Feud

Posted by YeezysWorld on 3:09 PM

Drake is breaking his silence on his beef with Kanye West and Pusha-T.

During an interview for HBO’s sports talk show “The Shop,” the Canadian rapper sat down with LeBron James and his business partner Maverick Carter for a candid conversation, in which he addressed his highly-publicized feud with Pusha and rift with West. Carter brought up Drake’s recording sessions with Kanye, during which he disclosed details about his “secret” son and Scorpion release.

“I ended up linking with ‘Ye and he sold me on this whole speech of like, I’m in a great place, I’m making money, I’m a father, and I wanna be Quincy Jones and help you, but in order to do that you gotta be transparent with me, and you gotta play me your music, and you gotta tell me when you’re dropping,” said Drake. “I was in the studio. We all kinda felt a genuine vibe from it. I played him my music. And I told him when I was dropping.”

He said he was about 60 percent done with Scorpion at the time. Kanye played him the beat for “Lift Yourself” and offered to give it to him. “I was hype. I started writing to it. And then he was like, ‘Yo, you gotta come to Wyoming.’ [Producer] 40 went to Wyoming early. He was like, ‘Man, I’m here a day early. Something’s off. This guy’s working on an album.’ And I was like, ‘For real?’ He just told me he wanted to give me beats. He said he wasn’t dropping until like October or November. It’s all good. Let’s just see what it’s about. So I went and ended up pretty much spending the majority of my time working on his music, just tryna cook up ideas for him. Just trying to lend a helping hand. I spent all my time pretty much working on his stuff. I left Wyoming and I was like, ‘We left with ‘Lift Yourself’ and a pat on the back.’ I’ll try and make the most of this and hopefully he sends some other things through.”

During his trip to Wyoming, Drake played “March 14” for Kanye and showed him a photo of his son and revealed personal details about his relationship with his baby mother. “I tell him I’m having trouble with my son’s mother. We had a conversation,” said Drake.

Soon after, he saw that Kanye had announced the release dates for his album, as well as Pusha-T, Kids See Ghosts, Nas, and Teyana Taylor, which were in the same vicinity as Scorpion‘s release. “All around June 15, by the way. Then the next two days, I wake up to this text from him passive like, ‘Yo, I love you brother.’ ‘Lift Yourself’ comes out with him just talking nonsense. This guy’s trolling me? This was a manipulative I wanna break you thing. So I said alright. I’m gonna go back to distancing myself again. I know what this is. Then the first album drops and of course, there’s a diss song towards me that you produced that’s talking about writing. I was just there with you as friends helping you and now you’re dissing me. This is dark. It took me four days to really register what had happened.”

On his diss track “The Story of Adidon,” Pusha called Drake a “deadbeat” dad and disses his mother and father, but Drake was most hurt by what Pusha said about his friend and producer Noah “40” Shebib, who is battling multiple sclerosis.

“People love to say, like rap purists and people who just love confrontation, ‘Man, there’s no rules in this shit.’ But there are fucking rules in this shit. I knew something was gonna come up about my kid. They had to add the deadbeat thing to make it more appealing. The mom and dad thing, whatever you don’t even know my family. But I’ma tell you. Wishing death on my friend who has MS—I study rap battles for a living. When you mention defenseless people who are sick, in the hospital, that passed away, that really sent me to a place where I just believed then and believed now that there’s a price you have to pay for that. It’s over. Someone’s gonna punch you in the fucking face. The shit’s done. The event’s over. I wanted to do other things. I didn’t wanna further your reputation or your career by rapping back at you and having this exchange.”

Drake reveals that he did record a response to “Adidon,” but decided against releasing it because it was too personal. “I did and I said terrible things. I got home and I just listened back to it and I was like, ‘Man, this is not something I ever wanna be remembered for. This is not even a place that I necessarily even wanna go.'”

He applauds Pusha for the strategic move, but panned the diss. “By the way, hell of a chess move. The song, I thought it was trash. But the chess move was genius. Back against the wall. I either go all the way filthy or I fall back and I have this sort of chink in my armor for the rest of time to a rap purist, which is fine. I can live with that. I would much rather live with that than the things that I was about to, the research I did, the things that I was gonna say, and the places that I was gonna go—not only for him, but for the other guy too. And now, I feel pure. I’m good.”

He was able to channel his energy into recording four tracks that ended up on Scorpion. “I took that energy and I put it into me. Not you, you don’t get that from me. I didn’t have ‘In My Feelings,’ I didn’t have ‘Nonstop,’ I didn’t have ‘8 Out of 10,’ I didn’t have ‘Mob Ties.'”

Friday, October 12, 2018

Khalid Announces ‘Suncity’ EP

Posted by YeezysWorld on 3:06 PM

Khalid is taking fans to Suncity on his new EP.

The R&B crooner has announced an Oct. 19 release date for the project, which was named after his hometown of El Paso, Texas. The cover art finds Khalid sitting in front of a brick house and a vintage blue Mustang.

“Suncity The EP. 10/19. Start of a new era,” tweeted Khalid, who dropped the first single “Better” last month.

“I’ve been working so hard to make music that really emulates what’s inside of me,” he told Billboard at the American Music Awards, where he won Favorite Male Artist for Soul/R&B. “And I’ve really been taking risks, so hopefully the risks pay off.”

Suncity marks Khalid’s first project 2017’s Grammy-nominated debut American Teen, which was certified platinum and spawned the hit singles “Location” and “Young Dumb & Broke.” His Normani collaboration “Love Lies” peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Kanye West Meets with Trump at White House

Posted by YeezysWorld on 3:25 PM

Kanye West came face to face with Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday (Oct. 11).

During a lunch meeting at the Oval Office, West wore a red “Make America Great Again” hat and spoke in front of reporters and cameras for nearly 10 minutes about prison reform, mental health, the 13th Amendment, and his love for the president.

He also spoke about Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election campaign, and feeling alienated by her slogan. “I love Hillary, I love everybody, but the campaign ‘I’m With Her’ just didn’t make me feel, as a guy that didn’t get to see my dad all the time, like a guy could play catch with his son. It was something about when I put this hat on, I made me feel like Superman. You made a Superman. That’s my favorite superhero. And you made a Superman cape for me.”

He credited Trump for inspiring his move from Nike to adidas. “You gave me the heart to go to adidas because at adidas, when I went in in 2015, we were a $14 billion company losing $2 billion a year. Now we have a $38 billion market cap. It’s called the Yeezy effect,” he said. “This adidas thing made me a billionaire and I could’ve lost $200 million walking away from that deal.”

The conversation turned to mental health and West said he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but called it a “misdiagnosis.” “I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I was connected with a neuropsychologist that works with the athletes in the NBA and NFL. He looked at my brain,” he said. “I wasn’t actually bipolar, I had sleep deprivation which can cause dementia 10 to 20 years from now when I wouldn’t even remember my son’s name.”

After praising the president, Trump said, “I tell you what, that was pretty impressive. That was quite something.” Kanye responded: “It was from the soul. I just channeled it.”

At one point, he unlocked his iPhone and showed Trump and senior advisor Jared Kushner a mockup of a plane that he wants Apple to make to replace Air Force One.

He also shared his dream of seeing Trump and Colin Kaepernick together at the Super Bowl, both wearing MAGA hats. “Showing that we can bend a bit on this side, we can bend a bit on this side, and we can learn how to be malleable in the infinite universe that we are and the loving beings that we are. That we don’t have to stick to traditions.”

The meeting concluded with West getting up to give Trump a hug. “I love this guy right here. Let me give this guy a hug,” said Kanye, to which Trump responded, “That’s really nice. And that’s from the heart. I didn’t want to put you in that position.”

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Lil Wayne Shoots ‘Uproar’ Music Video

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:30 PM

Lil Wayne is making an “Uproar” on the charts and social media.

While the #UproarChallenge takes over the internet, Weezy went in front of the cameras to shoot a music video for his Carter V standout. The Young Money boss was on set in New York earlier this month filming scenes with the song’s producer Swizz Beatz, as well as social media comedians Atown, Fatboy SSE, and “In My Feelings” star Shiggy, who was seen dancing alongside Weezy.

Wayne also traveled to New Orleans to shoot additional scenes in front of his mural in his hometown of Hollygrove. With help from choreographer Eddie Morales, Tunechi performed on a track at Harrell Stadium while dancers did the #UproarChallenge behind him. Some of the footage was used in a promo commercial for the Genesis Halftime Show.

“Uproar,” which contains the same sample as G. Dep’s 2001 hit “Special Delivery,” is currently No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has sparked a viral dance challenge. Wayne got in on the #UproarChallenge, posting a video of himself and his sons dancing to the infectious song.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Quavo Hints at Migos & Drake Joint Project

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:48 PM

Is a Migos and Drake joint project on the way? Just wait for it.

According to Quavo, the rappers may actually be working on a collaborative mixtape. While going undercover on Twitter for GQ’s “Actually Me” series, Quavo responded to a question from a fan. “Quick thought but what if Migos and Drake dropped a collab mixtape after the tour?” asked the Twitter user.

Huncho cryptically hinted that such a project is already in the works. “You must be a psychic,” he said. “If that don’t tell you something, I don’t know what to tell you.”

During his GQ interview, he elaborated on what the potential pairing would sound like. “That will be a whole lotta bangers,” he said. “I don’t even think we would play around and do regular music. We wouldn’t play. We will be just like a whole smash… because that’s how our tour is. It’s a club, from start to finish. It’s crazy.”

But first, Quavo is set to release his solo album Quavo Huncho on Friday featuring Drake, Cardi B, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, 21 Savage, and more. As the first Migos member to release a solo album, he hopes to raise the group’s profile.

“If I make myself a great artist by doing this, it only makes our group super, super huge,” said Quavo. “It makes the demand even bigger and better, because then we’ll be able to do a Migos concert and solo tours all in one, and that’s my dream.”

Migos and Drake have collaborated on hits including “Versace” and “Walk It Talk It.” They are currently on their “Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour,” which runs through Nov. 18 in Atlanta.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Watch a Trailer for the Eminem-Produced Battle Rap Movie ‘Bodied’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:42 PM

Eminem is headed back to the big screen.

The 8 Mile star serves as producer of the upcoming battle rap movie Bodied, which offers a hilarious look inside the competitive world of rap battles. Berkeley graduate student Adam Merkin (Calum Worthy) becomes an unlikely battle rapper after meeting veteran battle rapper Behn Grym (Jackie Strong) and accidentally winning his first competition. On the road to victory, he ends up alienating his friends, girlfriend, and father.

Directed by Joseph Kahn, who’s helmed music videos for Eminem, Taylor Swift, and Jennifer Lopez, the R-rated film also stars Debra Wilson, Dumbfoundead, Anthony Michael Hall, Rory Uphold, and Charlamagne Tha God.

The comedy-drama has been well received by critics so far. RogerEbert.com said it “offers an entertaining window into a culture that most people probably know very little about,” while The Globe and Mail called it “an outrageous and outrageously entertaining treatise on cultural sensitivity.”

Bodied hits select theaters on Nov. 2 and YouTube Premium on Nov. 28. Watch the red-band trailer below.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

XXXTentacion Wins Best New Hip Hop Artist at BET Hip Hop Awards

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:21 PM

XXXTentacion was celebrated with a posthumous honor at the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards.

The late rapper won Best New Hip Hop Artist during the show, which was taped on Saturday (Oct. 6) at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Fla.

His mother, Cleopatra Bernard, along with X’s former manager, Solomon Sounds, and lawyer, Bob Celestin, accepted on his behalf to cheers from audience members including MadeinTYO. “I love you forever @xxxtentacion !!! Best New Hip Hop Gone 2 Soon. Love u,” tweeted TYO.

XXX beat out the competition in the Best New Hip Hop Artist category, which included Juice WRLD, Lil Baby, Rich the Kid, and BlocBoy JB.

Additionally, XXX is nominated for two awards at Tuesday’s American Music Awards, including New Artist of the Year and Favorite Soul/R&B Album for 2017’s 17.

The 20-year-old rapper was shot and killed in an apparent robbery in June. Four men have been arrested and charged in connection with his murder. Prior to his death, he had recorded “a significant amount of material” for a third album, due later this fall.

The 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards, which airs Oct. 16, featured performances from Cardi B, T.I., Yo Gotti, A$AP Rocky, YG, Gucci Mane, Lil Baby, Gunna, Lil Pump, and more. Lil Wayne was also honored with the “I Am Hip Hop” award.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Watch Juice WRLD’s 50-Minute Freestyle Over Eminem Beats

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:54 PM

Juice WRLD is showing out once again.

While in the U.K., the self-proclaimed “Freestyle King” returned to Tim Westwood’s show and rapped for 50 minutes straight over classic Eminem beats including “Just Lose It,” “My Name Is,” “Purple Pills,” and “The Real Slim Shady.”

“Gettin’ money like Robert De Niro / Fuck with me you get Jack like Sparrow / I’ll put you out your sorrow / You won’t live to see tomorrow,” he rapped during one verse.

The freestyle follows his last appearance on the Capital XTRA show in June, where he freestyled for over an hour.

Following his epic freestyle, the Chicago MC opened up about Em’s influence. “That’s just part of who I am,” he said. “I’m not really a fan of, like, his new project [Kamikaze], but all his old shit, that’s like a part of who I am. I wouldn’t be who I am without Eminem’s music.”

Juice WRLD is now working on the follow-up to his debut Goodbye & Good Riddance, which is tentatively titled The Abyss. He has recorded over 200 songs including one called “Common Sense” and collaborations with Gunna and Young Thug. “It just started getting confusing. I literally just started losing track of songs,” he said, adding, “The next project is gonna way different than my first one.”

Friday, October 5, 2018

Video: Post Malone – ‘Better Now’

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While the song continues its ascent on the charts, Post Malone debuts the video for “Better Now,” a standout track off his sophomore album beerbongs & bentleys.

The black-and-white clip features live footage of White Iverson performing to a packed crowd on stage during one of his shows.

“Better Now” is currently No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and follows two No. 1 hits off beerbongs & bentleys, “rockstar” and “Psycho.” He will perform the latter with Ty Dolla $ign at next week’s American Music Awards.

Malone is feeling grateful after his plane was forced to make an emergency landing in August due to a “sensor malfunction” and the tire popping. He recalled the terrifying incident in an interview with Billboard. “This can’t be good, and I’m fucking freaked out,” he said. “You know, you figured if something was gonna happen, just get it over with, like a Band-Aid or something. But just the fucking anxiety of like, ‘This is fucked.’ That was the worst part.”

During his visit to “The Tonight Show” earlier this week, Malone previewed 10 seconds of a new song called “Sunflower” for the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, in theaters Dec. 14.

He will host the first-ever Posty Fest on Oct. 28 at Dallas’ Dos Equis Pavilion in his homestate of Texas featuring performances from Travis Scott, Tyler, the Creator, Lil Skies, Ski Mask the Slump God, and more.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

T.I. Says He Passed on Signing Drake

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Drake could have been repping Grand Hustle instead of Young Money.

While promoting his new album Dime Trap on “The Breakfast Club,” T.I. revealed that he had the opportunity to sign the Canadian megastar to his label, but passed on it.

“I passed on Drake,” he said. “It was Drake before the beard—barefaced Drake.”

He went on to explain why. “It just hadn’t caught all the way up yet. That type of music, that sound of music, the emo sound wasn’t necessarily prevalent at the time. I didn’t see the curve just like I never thought skinny jeans was gonna happen. That one got by me.”

Charlamagne Tha God also brought up the infamous incident that took place at the 2010 premiere of Takers, where a friend of T.I.’s allegedly urinated on Drake. However, T.I. evaded the question. “I have no recollection. I cannot confirm nor deny anything. Let’s move on to the next question,” he said.

Drake wasn’t the only one who got away. In 2011, T.I. revealed that he tried to sign Meek Mill to Grand Hustle, but the deal fell through due to T.I.’s run-ins with the law.

“After my two hiatuses I was put in a position where I couldn’t really make moves on Meek as quick as he may have wanted to,” he told Billboard. “I never been one want to hold anyone back or to slow down the success of anybody. I’m the first to try to enhance what you have and if I can’t make it better, then I shouldn’t be a part of it.”

T.I.’s 10th studio album Dime Trap drops tonight featuring appearances from Meek, Young Thug, Jeezy, Teyana Taylor, Anderson .Paak, YFN Lucci, and more.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Preview Lil Baby and Gunna’s Drake Collaboration

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After much anticipation, Lil Baby and Gunna’s joint project Drip Harder is set to drop this week, and it may include an appearance from Drake.

The 6 God, who previously collaborated with Lil Baby on “Yes Indeed,” pops up on a snippet of one track, which was shared on social media. The song is rumored to be titled “Double,” and was produced by Turbo. Drizzy can be heard rapping before Gunna and Lil Baby deliver their verses.

Drip Harder arrives Friday (Oct. 5) via Quality Control Music/Young Stoner Life Records. It has already spawned the Turbo-produced single “Drip Too Hard.”

Young Thug, who signed Gunna to his YSL label, has declared the project “harder” than Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V. “I’m Wayne’s biggest fans, but not goin be harder than ‘HARDER’ by @gunna and @lilbaby_1,” he wrote on Instagram Stories.

Preview the Drake collabo below.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Chance the Rapper, SZA, & Travis Scott to Celebrate Mac Miller at Benefit Concert

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Mac Miller’s family and friends will celebrate his life with a benefit concert later this month.

“Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life,” in partnership with Live Nation, will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the same day Miller was scheduled to host his “Swimming” tour in L.A. The event was organized by his mother, Karen Meyers, his father, Mark McCormick, and brother, Miller McCormick, along with Christian and Kelly Clancy of 4 Strikes management.

Some of Miller’s famous friends will be on hand to celebrate his life including Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Miguel, John Mayer, Ty Dolla $ign, Vince Staples, Action Bronson, Anderson .Paak, Njomza, Dylan Reynolds, Domo Genesis, Earl Sweatshirt, J.I.D, Thundercat, and more.

Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life

Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. PST. Proceeds will benefit the launch of the Mac Miller Circles Fund (MMCF), which will provide programming, resources, and opportunities to youth from underserved communities through exploration in the arts.

“The support we’ve experienced is evident in this amazing line-up and is a testament to Malcolm’s incredible life,” said Karen Meyers. “His father, brother, and I are beyond thankful to everyone who is working to make this concert happen along with every fan and every friend for continuing to support Malcolm and his vision. He was a caring, loving human with a smile that could light up the sky and a soul that was out to make the world a kinder place and the MMCF will continue to do just that.”

Miller died from an apparent drug overdose at his Studio City, Calif. home on Sept. 7. He was 26.

Monday, October 1, 2018

John Legend Announces Christmas Album, Tour

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It’s beginning to look a lot like A Legendary Christmas.

John Legend has announced his first Christmas album, which will be released by Columbia Records on Oct. 26. Executive produced by Raphael Saadiq, the project features six original tracks and four classic Christmas songs including “What Christmas Means to Me” featuring Stevie Wonder on harmonica and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” a duet with Esperanza Spalding.

To go along with the announcement, the EGOT winner shared a festive trailer featuring footage from the packaging photo shoot and recording sessions, as well as album snippets. His wife Chrissy Teigen and two children, daughter Luna and son Miles, also make cameos.

In support of the album, Legend will embark on “A Legendary Christmas Tour.” The 25-date trek kicks off Nov. 15 in Clearwater, Fla. and will hit cities including Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles, wrapping Dec. 30 in San Diego.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Oct. 5. A pre-sale is available now.

A Legendary Christmas Tracklist

1. “What Christmas Means to Me” (feat. Stevie Wonder on harmonica)
2. “Silver Bells”
3. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (feat. Esperanza Spalding)
4. “No Place Like Home”
5. “Bring Me Love”
6. “Merry Christmas Baby / Give Love on Christmas Day”
7. “Christmas Time Is Here”
8. “Waiting for Christmas”
9. “Purple Snowflakes”
10. “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)”
11. “Please Come Home for Christmas”
12. “Wrap Me Up in Your Love”
13. “By Christmas Eve”
14. “Merry Merry Christmas”

A Legendary Christmas Tour Dates

Nov. 15 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Nov. 17 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore at The Jackie Gleason Theater
Nov. 20 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
Nov. 23 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Resort Spa and Casino
Nov. 24 – Mashantucket, CT – Grand Theater at Foxwoods
Nov. 25 – Boston, MA – Boch Center
Nov. 27 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Nov. 28 – Oxon Hill, MD – MGM National Harbor
Dec. 3 – New York, NY – Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Dec. 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Metropolitan Opera House
Dec. 6 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
Dec. 7 – Verona, NY – Event Center at Turning Stone Resort Casino
Dec. 9 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
Dec. 10 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Dec. 12 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
Dec. 13 – Chicago, IL – Civic Opera House
Dec. 15 – Denver, CO – Bellco Theatre
Dec. 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Abravanel Hall
Dec. 18 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
Dec. 19 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Dec. 21 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Dec. 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
Dec. 29 – Costa Mesa, CA – Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Dec. 30 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Civic Theatre

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Cardi B’s Sister Hennessy Says Nicki Minaj Looks Like a ‘Crackhead’

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Cardi B’s family is coming to her defense.

In the midst of a highly-publicized feud with Nicki Minaj, Cardi B’s sister Hennessy Carolina has taken up the battle on the “Bodak Yellow” rapper’s behalf.

The Shade Room posted a video of Cardi performing at Saturday’s Global Citizen Festival in New York City. One commenter criticized the performance, writing, “She has no stage presence.”

Hennessy Carolina IG Comment

Hennessy saw the comment and responded by insulting Minaj. “But Nicki be on drugs on stage looking like a crackhead,” she wrote.

This is the latest episode in the ongoing beef between the rappers. Cardi attempted to attack Minaj by throwing her shoe at a New York Fashion Week party. She also called her out on Instagram for trying to sabotage her career and speaking ill about her daughter, Kulture.

Minaj denied the accusations and clapped back at Cardi during her Queen Radio show. “She has built her career off of sympathy and payola,” she said, while issuing a warning. “You put your hands on certain people, you ‘gon die. Period!”

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Drake, Post Malone Were Almost Featured on ‘Tha Carter V’

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After much anticipation, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V arrived Thursday night, but it was missing two big names that were rumored to be on the project—Drake and Post Malone.

Now, Rolling Stone reports that “What About Me” was supposed to feature Drake, according to Johnny Yukon, who co-wrote the song in 2015. Post Malone also reportedly recorded a featured verse earlier this week, but it didn’t make the final version, which instead features rapper Sosamann.

“The initial idea was to get Drake on it,” Yukon tells Rolling Stone. “That was something [Lil Wayne] said to me that night [he recorded his vocals]… Then there were emails back and forth—’They think Drake’s going to get on it.'”

Earlier this week, TMZ reported that Post Malone rushed to the studio to add a last-minute verse to Tha Carter V. “There is a version [of ‘What About Me’] that Post cut literally this week,” reveals Yukon.

The Auto-Tuned R&B record finds Weezy emoting about heartbreak. “I stayed up all night for you / Girl, what about me?” he sings. “I shut down my life for you / Now you run around with him.”

While Drake and Malone didn’t make C5, the 23-track album does feature appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, Ashanti, Snoop Dogg, and more.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Iggy Azalea and Playboi Carti Spark Romance Rumors

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Are Iggy Azalea and Playboi Carti boo’d up?

The rappers are making it Instagram official after Iggy posted a new photo of her cozied up to the “Magnolia” hitmaker on a couch. Their relationship has been heating up in recent weeks. Earlier this month, the couple was spotted dining at Mastro’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills and enjoying rides at Six Flags. Iggy also accompanied Carti to the Rolling Loud festival in Oakland.

After posting the photo from their date night, an Instagram troll commented that Iggy was only with Carti for money (“Looking for a bag I see”), which prompted Iggy to clap back. “I earn more than him but go off I guess,” she said before telling another fan to fact check.

The person shot back with an unconfirmed Google search result that showed Playboi’s net worth at $9 million and Iggy’s at $6 million. She responded: “How many million is yours?”

“I’m 100% sure I know what we both have,” she continued. “I’ve been in the game longer although it’s not about that at all…but please don’t ever try to play me when it comes to my bag cuz one thing I DONT need a man for is money.”

Despite the trolling, others are celebrating the couple’s budding romance. “My dawggggggg @playboicarti you got a queen my G,” said one Instagram commenter, while another told Iggy, “To see you happy is all I need.”

The Aussie rapper, who released her Survive the Summer EP in August, was previously engaged to NBA player Nick Young for 15 months. They split after reports of infidelity. Playboi Carti was in a brief relationship with Blac Chyna last year.

Iggy is now gearing up for her “Bad Girls Tour,” which kicks off Oct. 27 in Hollywood, Fla.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

J. Cole Covers Billboard; Talks Fame, XXXTentacion, & Nas

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J. Cole has shied away from social media and the press. But after some coaxing from his manager, the reclusive rapper agreed to a rare interview for the cover of Billboard‘s R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players issue.

In the midst of his “KOD Tour,” the Dreamville boss caught up with the magazine during his Dallas tour stop at the American Airlines Center.

During the wide-ranging Q&A, Cole discussed his aversion to fame (“I swear to God, I be thinking about how to get unfamous, but I know it’s impossible”), politics (“With Trump in office, I love that America gets to see the truth”), and his phone call with the late XXXTentacion (“It was a super-intense conversation. He left a mark on me, just as a person”).

He also addressed his idol Nas’ abuse allegations from ex-wife Kelis, which he has since denied. “I ain’t going to lie. That hurts,” said Cole. “I don’t fuck with people abusing women, and I don’t fuck with people not taking care of their kids.”

Cole is executive-producing Swizz Beatz’ upcoming album Poison, and plans to take a year off from touring to work on his next project The Off Season, which may be an EP or a full mixtape. He is also planning his next album, The Fall Off, and a side project for his alter-ego KiLL edward.

Plus, he continues to build his Dreamville empire and will host the first-ever Dreamville Festival in April in Raleigh, North Carolina.

On fame: “I live very low key but also accessible, so I can’t even speak for them. I go to the store, I go play ball. You wouldn’t know because it’s not anything newsworthy, but I see real people every day. When you mention celebrities, I view them as a fan who’s like, ‘Oh, wow, that’s BeyoncΓ©. That’s Taylor Swift.’ And I don’t view myself in the same light.”

On avoiding social media: “But rarely do I feel the need to hop on Twitter or social media and chime in, especially on rap and music shit. This shit is not real. This shit is fucking fake. This shit is high school. This shit is fucking celebrity worship.”

On politics and pop culture: “We’re really silly. Human beings are easily manipulated and distracted. You couldn’t have told anybody 10 years ago that this would be the landscape of American discourse. That these would be the topics of conversation: fucking Kardashian drama and Trump drama.”

On why he didn’t vote in the 2016 election: “Because Hillary Clinton wasn’t somebody that was motivating me to go vote. If it was Bernie Sanders, I would’ve showed up and voted. I would’ve been the first one in line, no bullshit. No disrespect to Hillary.”

On Trump: “With Trump in office, I love that America gets to see the truth. If Hillary Clinton was in office, it would be the most fucking disingenuous shit because everybody would be thinking that everything’s cool because we got an incredibly qualified female president. Which would’ve been amazing on so many levels. But all the shit we see right now would’ve still existed; it would’ve just been quiet. And I prefer this shit to be out loud. I prefer an honest America. I prefer the world seeing that, yes, we’re a country that is dumb enough–no disrespect–[that] we got duped into electing Donald Trump.”

On “1985” criticism: “I don’t look at it as being harsh. I look at it as being a rap response record. It’s not even to someone [specific]; it’s a group of people who were on some ‘Fuck J. Cole’ shit, which, when I started peeking my head back into what was going on, was a shock. But even while I made the song, I was fucking with these kids. I was a fan. I was riding around playing Lil Pump just because I wanted to understand what it was, and the more I understood, it was like, ‘Damn.’ I was writing that song from a place of, like, smacking your little brother. I still love you, but I’ma smack you.”

On XXXTentacion: “I spoke to him on FaceTime one day in February for, like, three hours. His management reached out to [Cole’s manager Ibrahim Hamad] and asked if he could FaceTime me or call me. It was a super-intense conversation. He left a mark on me, just as a person.”

On Kelis’ abuse allegations against Nas: “Yeah, that hurt. I ain’t going to lie. That hurts. It feels weird because I fuck with Nas, but I just have to be honest. I came up seeing too much fucked-up shit for that to be acceptable. I don’t care who it is. I don’t fuck with people abusing women, and I don’t fuck with people not taking care of their kids.”

On being called the “Harry Belafonte of rap”: “I’m too selfish for that, and one day, I hope that I’m not. Right now, it’s about me, family and the music or any creative pursuits that I do. That’s selfish. I hope I do more for the community. People give me props now, but the truth is, I live my life very selfishly. The little shit I did today, that’s nothing. Harry Belafonte put his money where his mouth was and in the streets. I haven’t reached that point yet.”

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Nas Performs ‘Adam and Eve’ on ‘Late Show’

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Three months after dropping his Kanye West-produced album Nasir, Nas stopped by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to perform one of the seven tracks.

Joined by a pianist, DJ, and drummer, the 45-year-old hip-hop icon delivered the soulful “Adam and Eve” in front of a glowing green sign with his name, while Jon Batiste provided vocals.

Prior to the performance, Nas sat down on the couch to discuss hip-hop’s dominance and the possibility of recording an album aimed at “suburban life.” “Even if I did the suburban life album, somebody would like it because there’s a world there that’s not being catered to,” he laughed.

He also reflected on recording Nasir with Kanye in Jackson, Wyoming. “We were there and nobody bothered us and it was a good time,” he said. “Kanye’s the kind of guy who needed to be away from everything when he’s recording. I went there, it was a great experience.”

During his rural trip, he spotted a moose. “I think he was a sick moose ’cause he was like eating off a branch. He didn’t look that strong,” said Nas, adding, “You can tell a sick moose when you see one.”

Plus, he revealed one song from his discography that he regrets, “Dr. Knockboot” off 1999’s I Am… “I regret letting people talk me into putting it on an album,” he said. “The name ‘Dr. Knockboot’ is just…corny.”

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Nicki Minaj Donates $25,000 to ‘Cosby Show’ Actor Geoffrey Owens

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:42 PM

Nicki Minaj followed through on her promise to donate $25,000 to former “Cosby Show” actor Geoffrey Owens.

According to TMZ, Nicki’s team reached out and sent a check to Owens after vowing to give him $25,000 on her Queen Radio show. The gesture was a response to someone trying to shame him by posting a photo of him bagging groceries at Trader Joe’s.

“This man is a whole fu**ing legend,” said Nicki during the broadcast earlier this month.

Now Owens is paying it forward. He decided to donate all the money to the Actor’s Fund in memory of his late “Cosby Show” co-star Earle Hyman.

“I would like to give this donation of 25k to the Actor’s Fund in memory of the late, great Earle Hyman—who played Cosby’s father, Russell, on ‘The Cosby Show’—who lived his last many years and died at the Actors’ Home, (funded and run by the Actor’s Fund),” said Owens. “I am extremely grateful to Nicki Minaj for enabling struggling actors to continue pursuing their dreams.”

Nicki also saluted Owens for his donation. “I’m happy to be a part of a great cause,” said the Queen rapper. “I wish Geoffrey much success and want him to know how loved he is. Rest in Peace to Earle Hyman.”

Since the photo went viral, Owens has received several job offers, including a 10-episode gig on Tyler Perry’s OWN show “The Haves and the Have Nots.”

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