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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Teairra Mari Arrested for Drunk Driving

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Teairra Mari was arrested for allegedly driving drunk and unlicensed, with only three wheels on her car.

According to TMZ, cops pulled over the “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” star early Saturday morning (June 22) after they saw her driving out of the Midtown Tunnel into Queens in a 2014 Dodge Charger, which had sparks shooting up from the front of the vehicle.

Officers noticed that the front passenger side tire dislodged and that the bumper was grinding the pavement, setting off sparks. She eventually came to a full stop and cops performed field sobriety tests.

According to Page Six, Mari allegedly had a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.304, more than three times the legal limit. She was arrested and booked for DWI and driving without a license.

She was charged with DWI, violation of court-ordered ignition interlock, illegal tinted windows, illegal operation of a vehicle, unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle, among other things.

In May 2018, Mari sued 50 Cent and her ex-boyfriend, Akbar Abdul-Ahad, accusing them of engaging in a plan to sexually objectify and humiliate her by posting a sexually-graphic video and photo. A judge dismissed the revenge porn lawsuit and ordered Mari to pay $30,618 to cover part of 50’s legal bills.

50, who is still trying to collect payment, reacted to Mari’s arrest on social media. “Jesus take the wheel,” he tweeted. “A bitch drunk I still want my money Monday. (Dirt Bag!).”

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Nicki Minaj Calls Miley Cyrus a ‘Perdue Chicken’

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Miley, what’s good?

Nicki Minaj put Miley Cyrus on blast during an explosive episode of Queen Radio on Apple Music’s Beats 1 on Friday (June 21).

The feud was recently reignited after Cyrus dropped her song “Cattitude,” which includes the lyric: “I love you Nicki, but I listen to Cardi.”

Nicki didn’t take too kindly to the reference and lashed out at Cyrus. “A Perdue chicken can never talk shit about queens,” she said. “But I do notice a lot of Perdue chickens recently have been trying to say the queen’s name for clout. And that’s always been happening.”

She continued, “That’s what she did in the first place. And then the white girl cried and made black girl seem like she was a bad guy. In the first place, she disrespected me in a magazine article for no reason.”

She also insinuated that the 26-year-old pop star had sexual relations with Mike WiLL Made-It, who produced Cyrus’ Bangerz album. “I had just seen her after she was sucking Mike WiLL’s dick in the studio,” added Nicki. “You suck all that dick, only to come out like a Perdue fucking chicken on the stage and then got mad and went back to country music.”

Nicki also called out Cyrus for jacking her style. “Now you comin’ out with pink wigs, all you bitches want to be Nicki. This is the problem,” she said in reference to Cyrus’ “Black Mirror” alter ego, Ashley O.

Their feud started in 2015, when Miley criticized Nicki during an interview with The New York Times, saying she was wrong for calling out MTV for snubbing “Anaconda” from the Video of the Year category.

During her acceptance speech at the 2015 MTV VMAs, Nicki shot back at Miley for the comments. “This bitch that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press — Miley, what’s good?” she said.

Last month, Miley addressed her controversial “Cattitude” lyric about Nicki and Cardi. “I think what they do is so different from each other. That’s why they both get a crown,” she told “Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp.” “They don’t have to share. They don’t have to break it in half. There’s no reason to fight over it. They’re both queens. And anytime you want to feel powerful and strong, that’s my go-to, Cardi and Nicki.”

Perdue also responded to Nicki’s comments, but didn’t want any part in the beef. “Thanks for the mention @NICKIMINAJ, but we don’t know nothing about beef,” tweeted the chicken processing company.

During Friday’s episode of Queen Radio, Nicki also revealed that she and her boyfriend Kenneth Petty are getting married. “We did get our marriage license,” she said. “I think I have what I was striving for, just happiness. It was so hard to get to a happy place. Now that I’m there, I don’t want to compromise that for anyone or anything.”

Friday, June 21, 2019

Cardi B Claps Back at TMZ Over Felony Indictment Report

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Cardi B is putting TMZ on blast.

Earlier today, it was reported that Cardi was indicted on 14 charges, including two counts of felony attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury, in connection with her alleged involvement in a fight at a Queens strip club last year.

It wasn’t long after TMZ broke the story that Cardi came out swinging. She called out TMZ founder Harvey Levin (“You wrinkle fake tan bitch”) for going “out your way to report shit on people in the urban culture and even make shit up.”

In the since-deleted Instagram post, she claims that TMZ almost ran a false story about her being pregnant before her publicist squashed it. “Its crazy how 2 months ago my publicist had to go out her way to prove to you guys that I had surgery because you insisted that I was pregnant and you was going to reported it because a reliable source claim to tell you,” she said.

She also addressed the grand jury’s felony indictment, which reportedly includes charges of misdemeanor reckless endangerment, assault, criminal solicitation, conspiracy, and harassment.

“I never did jail time ,I don’t have NO CRIMINAL RECORD but they want to drag this case because they want fame and they want press .Waste people tax money on a bullshit case a MISDEMEANOR CASE,” she added. “I don’t understand how I been to court 6 times for a misdemeanor a fucking MISDEMEANOR and now you try to upgraded to a FELONY E the lowest of the low cause I refuse to agree to ya terms !!!”

Cardi was arrested in October for allegedly ordering an attack on bartender sisters, Rachel Wattley and Sarah Wattley aka Jade and Baddie Gi. The women claim they were injured when Cardi’s people threw bottles, chairs, and a hookah after Cardi accused Jade of sleeping with Offset.

The “Press” hitmaker continued to rip TMZ for highlighting negative instead of positive stories. “The prosecutors are in meetings talking about ‘she hangs with’ gang members’ but ya don’t MY CLEAN ASS RECORD , talk about all the private donations I gave that are in my bank statements, the charity events I perform for or how I got the keys for MARLBORO ,Brooklyn that my ‘Gang member ‘ friends arranged to give out coats something you white motherfuckers don’t do for the community.Ya don’t do shit to better the community but harass and oppress !”

Last month, Cardi rejected a plea deal before prosecutors decided to take the case to the grand jury. She was initially charged with two misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of assault, but the charges were superseded by the grand jury indictment.

This not the first time Cardi has lashed out at the media. In April, she called out popular Instagram-based blog The Shade Room for its reporting of her husband Offset’s legal troubles.

Read her full note below.

Cardi B TMZ

Thursday, June 20, 2019

New Music: Lil Nas X – ‘Panini’

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Hey Panini. While “Old Town Road” remains No. 1 for an 11th week, Lil Nas X delivers the follow-up “Panini.”

Over production from Take A Daytrip and Dot da Genius, the 20-year-old rapper reflects on the effects of his newfound fame. “I thought you want this for my life, for my life / Said you wanted to see my thrive / You lied,” he sings. “Just say to me what you want from me.”

Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Nas opened up about the track, which interpolates Nirvana’s “In Bloom.” “One of the craziest things about ‘Panini,’ is it introduced me to Nirvana’s album Nevermind,” he said. “It’s like I always seen the cover but I never actually listened to it. And people was like, ‘Wow, he sampled Nirvana.’ I was like, no. It’s like, I didn’t realize I was using almost the exact same melody.”

He is also eyeing Drake for the “Panini” remix. “I really want this to happen. I already know it’s going to happen like Drake to get on the remix of ‘Panini,'” he said. “I wanted Drake to be on ‘Old Town Road’ remix ’cause it was going to be a hip-hop remix, too. Things didn’t go as planned. This man’s a goat. He’s the biggest inspiration musically for everybody.”

Nas will release his debut EP 7 on Friday featuring the 8x platinum hit “Old Town Road,” plus contributions from Travis Barker, Boi-1da, Ryan Tedder, and London on Da Track.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

New Music: Trina feat. Nicki Minaj – ‘BAPS’

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It’s the Barbie and Da Baddest.

Before she drops her new single “Megatron” on Friday, Nicki Minaj teams up with Trina on the boss bitch anthem “BAPS.”

Over a sample of Cash Money Millionaires’ 2000 hit “Project Bitch,” Trina name drops famous rappers that she’s been linked to including French Montana, Tory Lanez, and Lil Wayne (“I know a dude named Wayne that I used to f**k”), while shouting out her collaborator (“It’s the two baddest bitches that they love to hate”).

Nicki celebrates her fellow baddies (“Project bitches, ass fatter than the rest of ’em”) and recites her own laundry list of men, including a “ball player that I been wanting to f**k.”

Trina’s album The One arrives Friday. In addition to Nicki, the project features Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Dave East, K. Michelle, DJ Khaled, and more.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Meek Mill and Future Announce ‘Legendary Nights Tour’

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It’s about to be a “Legendary” summer.

Meek Mill and Future are hitting the road together on their co-headlining “Legendary Nights Tour.” In addition to the rap powerhouses, the star-studded lineup features special guests including YG, Mustard, and Megan Thee Stallion.

Produced by Live Nation, the 24-city U.S. trek kicks off Aug. 28 in St. Louis and make stops in Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, and more before wrapping Oct. 5 in Las Vegas.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 21 at 10 a.m. local time. Citi cardmembers and TIDAL subscribers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 18 at 12 p.m. local time.

Meek wrapped his “Motivation Tour” in March, while Future was scheduled to go on a North American run with Nicki Minaj last year before the tour was canceled.

Legendary Nights Tour Dates

Aug. 28 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 30 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center+
Aug. 31 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept. 1 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre+
Sept. 3 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Sept. 4 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
Sept. 6 – Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion+
Sept. 8 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
Sept. 10 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
Sept. 11 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sept. 13 – Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion
Sept. 14 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sept. 15 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
Sept. 17 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
Sept. 19 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sept. 20 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater*
Sept. 22 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sept. 23 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 24 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Sept. 27 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater+
Sept. 29 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct. 1 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Oct. 3 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Oct. 5 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center+

*YG not performing
+Megan Thee Stallion not performing

Monday, June 17, 2019

DJ Khaled’s ‘Father of Asahd’ Goes Gold

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Another one.

DJ Khaled is celebrating a victory after his album Father of Asahd was certified gold. The star-studded project moved 500,000 units since its release four weeks ago, thanks to singles like “No Brainer” and “Just Us.”

“Today is a great day! #FANLUV we did it! Father Of Asahd is officially certified GOLD!” said Khaled. “Couldn’t have done it without God, Asahd and #FANLUV.”

He also promised to release a surprise when he goes platinum. “NEXT UP IS PLATINUM AND I HAVE A BIG SURPRISE WHEN THAT ARRIVES,” he added.

Father of Asahd, Khaled’s 11th studio album, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, trailing Tyler, the Creator’s IGOR. He reportedly became frustrated with Billboard for not counting an estimated 100,000 downloads that were sold through a bundle deal with energy drink supplements.

According to Khaled, this was initially approved by Billboard before they decided to renege on their decision and disqualified his downloads from the bundle, which cost him the No. 1 spot.

Tyler, the Creator also bundled his IGOR album with merch including T-shirts and posters. He sold 165,000 equivalent album units in his first week, while Khaled moved 136,000 units of Father of Asahd.

This week, Father of Asahd slides 3-8 on the Billboard 200 with 31,000 units.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Drake Shares Art from Son for Father’s Day

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Drake is a proud dad.

In honor of Father’s Day, Champagne Papi shared a special gift he received from his son Adonis. Taking to Instagram, Drizzy posted a photo of the artwork that says “Papa” in a stencil cutout with splotches of paint around it.

“Happy Fathers Day 💙,” he captioned the pic.

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Happy Fathers Day 💙

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Adonis, who turns two in October, is turning out to be quite the artist. Drake previously shared artwork he received from his son for Christmas. “Adonis > Picasso don’t @ me,” he wrote at the time.

The artistic gene runs in the family. Adonis’ mother, Sophie Brussaux, is a talented painter and shares her art regularly on Instagram.

Drake opened up about becoming a father and meeting his son for the first time on his Scorpion album. “I only met you one time, introduced you to St. Nick,” he raps on “March 14.” “I think he must have brought you like 20 gifts.”

During his appearance on HBO’s “The Shop,” he also gushed about Adonis. “I have a son, he’s a beautiful boy,” he told LeBron James. “Crazy blue eyes, baby blue eyes.”

Drake is still celebrating the Raptors NBA championship. In honor of the Toronto team’s first-ever win, he dropped his “Best in the World Pack” featuring two new tracks–“Omertà” and “Money in the Grave” featuring Rick Ross.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Cassie Previews New Song ‘Moments’

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It’s been a big week for Cassie. After announcing her pregnancy, the singer is getting back to the music.

On Friday, she teased a new track called “Moments.” On the 1:45 snippet, Cassie brings the seductive vibes. “Let go and say that you want me / I can read your signals / Body language triggers / Let go and take me on your trip,” she sings.

Cassie is expecting her first child, a baby girl, with boyfriend Alex Fine. The couple announced the exciting news on social media this week and received well wishes from Cassie’s ex Sean “Diddy” Combs.

“Moments” marks the first new music from Cassie since 2017’s “Don’t Play It Safe” and “Love a Loser” with G-Eazy, which were both released on Bad Boy.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Judge Finds Probable Cause to Charge Lil Durk with Intent to Commit Murder

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Lil Durk is facing some serious charges over his alleged involvement in a shooting in Atlanta.

The Chicago rapper, whose real name is Durk Derrick Banks, was in court on Friday (June 14) for a hearing. The judge found probable cause for Durk and his co-defendant to be charged with possession and criminal intent to commit murder among other charges, according to WSB-TV.

The Atlanta Police Department says a witness saw Durk pull out a gun before hearing gunshots and seeing the victim in a pool of blood. The police also claim to have video evidence of the shooting.

Officers responded to reports of a person shot on the morning of Feb. 5 at a restaurant called The Varsity. Detective say a gold chain, $30,000 in cash, and a vehicle were stolen from the victim, who underwent surgery after suffering a gunshot wound.

Durk turned himself in at the end of May on five felony charges including criminal intent to commit murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and another charge of associating with a criminal street gang to participate in a crime.

According to Uproxx, an aggravated assault with intent to murder charge can carry a sentence of up to 20 years in prison in the state of Georgia. Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is punishable by five years.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

New Music: Gucci Mane feat. Meek Mill – ‘Backwards’

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This that Meek Mill and Gucci Mane.

Following “Love Thru the Computer” with Justin Bieber, Gucci is ready to heat up the summer with his Meek Mill collaboration “Backwards.” Over the Zaytoven production, the labelmates celebrate their come-up from trappers to rappers.

“I pull up like Chauncey Billups / Ni**a, don’t gas me / I don’t need a fill up,” raps Wizop before Meek takes over. “Shorty say she only f**k trappers / Ended up f**kin’ with a rapper / Damn, bitch, how you go on backwards?” he asks.

The two recorded the song in a penthouse in Miami. “It’s one of the most organic records you can ever make,” Gucci told Ebro on Beats 1. “It feels special. Even when we recorded it, man, just the vibe. Just sitting down talking, man, just you know what we had in our lives, man, that was special. Like two kings, it’s like salute to salute. Like man, you made it. You made it through. I was praying for you, I was rooting for you. I knew this was going to happen.”

Gucci is now gearing up to release his new album Delusions of Grandeur in the next two weeks. “It’s going to surprise a lot of people, man, because it’s a crazy album,” he said. “And this new song right here, it’s the hardest song of the summer. No doubt.”

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Nicki Minaj Returns to Social Media to Tease ‘Megatron’

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Is Nicki Minaj planning a surprise release?

The rap queen has been laying low and refraining from using social media. But she returned from her hiatus to share a cryptic teaser on her social accounts, giving fans hope that something new is on the way.

“MEGATRON,” Minaj simply wrote on Wednesday (June 12). She also changed her Twitter and Instagram profile pics to the word.

The Megatron reference seemingly comes from the song “Transformer,” her collaboration with Future off his and Juice WRLD’s WRLD ON DRUGS joint project. “Some call me Nicki, but some call me Megatron,” she raps on the track.

A video of Nicki as a robot named Megatron also appeared during her European “Nicki WRLD Tour” with Juice WRLD earlier this year.

Rapper CupcakKe retweeted Minaj and wrote, “Dropping this Friday.” It’s unclear if and how she is involved with Minaj’s announcement.

It was previously reported that Nicki would tour with Chris Brown this summer, but Chris announced his “INDIGOAT Tour” without Nicki this week. According to TMZ, she never signed on for the tour and was unable to commit because she is in the studio working on new music.

Minaj’s most recent album, Queen, was released in August 2018.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Nas Announces ‘The Lost Tapes II’

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Nas is making good on his promise to deliver The Lost Tapes II.

The hip-hop icon has officially announced the long-awaited sequel to his 2002 collection of unreleased music. Taking to Instagram, Nas posted a video of himself in a white lab coat holding a broken white cassette tape with The Lost Tapes II written on it.

👀 Lost Tapes II,” he captioned it.

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The tape appears to be designed by New York artist Daniel Arsham, who also shot the teaser video.

The announcement comes one year after the release of Nas’ Kanye West-produced album Nasir, which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.

In 2014, Nas shared plans for Lost Tapes II after launching his independent label Mass Appeal Records. The original Lost Tapes contained previously unreleased tracks from recording sessions for Nas’ 1999 album I Am… and 2001’s Stillmatic.

Starting this summer, Nas will hit the road with Mary J. Blige on a co-headlining tour across North America. The 22-city “Royalty Tour” kicks off July 11 in West Palm Beach, Fla. before traveling to Atlanta, Houston, Las Vegas, Boston, and more.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Report: DJ Khaled Planning ‘Monster Lawsuit’ Against Billboard

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Billboard Billi is taking legal action.

According to Page Six, DJ Khaled is planning a “monster lawsuit” against Billboard, alleging the chart organization unfairly disqualified more than 100,000 in sales of his album Father of Asahd, which cost him the No. 1 spot.

Khaled was apparently furious when his album came in at No.  2 to Tyler, the Creator’s IGOR. He was reportedly told that an estimated 100,000 downloads that were sold through a bundle deal with an energy drink would count towards his Billboard stats. Billboard backtracked and disqualified Khaled’s entire sales from the promotion, saying there were “strange anomalies in the data.”

Lawyers for Khaled have sent a legal letter to Silvio Pietroluongo, SVP of charts and data development at Billboard. “When Khaled’s team tried to appeal, Billboard refused to budge,” said a source.

Bundling has become a standard but controversial industry practice to boost sales. Tyler, the Creator also bundled IGOR with merch including T-shirts and posters. He topped the Billboard 200 with 165,000 equivalent album units, while Khaled placed second with 136,000 units of Father of Asahd.

Billboard is reviewing its rules allowing artists to bundle albums with merch and will outline a new policy for 2020.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Meek Mill Readies New Summer Pack

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Meek Mill is bringing more heat this summer.

The Philly rapper has announced that he is working on a new project that will drop in the next few months. During his “Ask Meek” Q&A session with fans on Twitter, Meek said that he is recording the “summer pack” now.

“I’m putting i.t together now,” he told a fan, adding, “I gotta get y’all a 🔥🔥🔥🔥 pack for the summer.”

Meek released his first summer pack in 2017 consisting of two free projects, Meekend Music and Meekend Music 2, which were released within a two-month span.

In the meantime, the Dreamchasers boss is still promoting his latest album Championships. Last week, he released the video for “Oodles O’Noodles Babies” and next he plans to shoot a visual for “Uptown Vibes” featuring the “best cookout you’ve ever seen.”

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Lil Xan Pulls Gun During Tupac Argument

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Lil Xan Pulls Gun During Tupac Argument

Lil Xan is catching heat after pulling a weapon on a man during an argument.

The 22-year-old rapper was at a 7/11 parking lot near downtown L.A. on Friday evening when he was approached by a man who confronted him on camera over his comments about Tupac. In the footage, obtained by TMZ, the man asked Xan why he “talked s**t” about the late legend. Xan made headlines after calling Pac’s music “boring” during a 2018 interview with REVOLT.

“You a bitch, homie,” said the man before Xan lashed out in response, calling him the n-word. “What the f**k you want, bruh? Get the f**k out, ni**a!”

Xan then flashed what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun as he walked to his Mercedes G-Wagon with his girlfriend, Annie Smith, who told the man, “You started it, you dumb f**k.”

Xan got into the passenger’s seat of his car while brandishing the weapon. “Motherfu**er, get out!” he yelled before calling the man a “bitch.”

The man filed a report with LAPD and detectives are now investigating.

After the incident, Xan took to Instagram Stories to address what happened, saying he was only protecting himself after being provoked. “The media is gonna try and twist what just happened at a gas station,” he said. “I was about to be attacked and resorted to having to use self defense.”

“F**k all you old head ass bitches still talking bout that 2pac shit,” he added. “Live your own life and stop picking on a kid.”

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Friday, June 7, 2019

New Music: Lil Mosey feat. Chris Brown – ‘G Walk’

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Chris Brown continues his collaboration spree.

After recent tracks with Tyga and DaniLeigh, the R&B superstar links with Lil Mosey for the Seattle rapper’s latest single, “G Walk.” Breezy adds his smooth harmonies, while Mosey brings his sing-song delivery to the braggadocious banger.

Mosey is fresh off his “Northsbest World Tour” and performance at Rolling Loud. His debut album, Northsbest, was released last fall and spawned the platinum-certified hit “Noticed.”

Meanwhile, Chris is gearing up to release his 37-track album Indigo on June 28 featuring the highly-anticipated Drake collaboration “No Guidance.”

Thursday, June 6, 2019

DJ Khaled Throws ‘Tantrum’ After Album Debuts at No. 2

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DJ Khaled is not happy with his latest album sales.

Multiple sources tell Page Six that the hip-hop mogul is “fuming” at his label Epic Records after Father of Asahd failed to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

“He stormed into Epic with an entourage,” said a source. After receiving projections that he was coming in second, “he was angry and yelling” and reportedly threw a “temper tantrum.”

An industry insider said Khaled was “furious” following an aggressive promotional campaign including eight music videos and a performance on the season finale of “SNL.” “There was some nasty stuff said. Publicly, he’s all about ‘positivity,’ but there is a mean side to him that people don’t see,” said the source. “He overhyped the record and blew it up as his biggest album ever.”

He apparently blamed his label for not understanding streaming services and bundle deals. Tyler, the Creator took the No. 1 spot with his album IGOR, which was sold with merchandise bundles including apparel, stickers, and lawn signs. Khaled claims that an estimated 100,000 downloads of his album that were sold through a bundle deal with energy supplements weren’t included in his sales by Billboard.

The insider said, “Khaled was upset that his label wasn’t fighting for him and fighting for those numbers to count, which could have propelled him to No. 1. They don’t get it.”

But a source close to Khaled said the reports are overblown. “His album is almost gold and it’s not even a month old.”

Khaled’s previous two albums, 2016’s Major Key and 2017’s Grateful, both debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Watch Adele Slay Nicki Minaj’s ‘Monster’ Verse at an L.A. Party

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Adele is a motherfu**in’ “Monster.”

The pop powerhouse made a rare appearance at the #NoMoreWackParties event in L.A. on Tuesday night (June 4). At one point during the evening, she stole the show while rapping Nicki Minaj’s famed verse from Kanye West’s “Monster.” The crowd went wild when Adele grabbed the mic and conquered.

But this wasn’t her first rodeo. Adele previously showed out while rapping Nicki’s verse during her 2016 appearance on “Carpool Karaoke,” which received a co-sign from Minaj herself.

“Pull thru, QUEEN!!!!! 😜🙈🏆👑👑👑 #Adele #Monster the attitude & fingers to match. #Oh #Ok #IcoNic I cried when she waved bye to the careers,” tweeted Nicki, adding, “Adele is mad ratchet. I can’t take her.”

During Tuesday’s event, a partygoer also captured the newly-single songstress dancing to “Formation” by another one of her favorite artists, Beyoncé.

Adele has been keeping a low profile following her sold-out world tour in support of her 2015 album 25.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Nipsey Hussle’s Brother Battles Crips for ‘The Marathon Continues’ Trademark

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Nipsey Hussle’s brother is facing a legal battle with the Crips over his brother’s catchphrase.

According to documents obtained by The Blast, Samiel “Blacc Sam” Asghedom filed an application on May 28 to trademark “The Marathon Continues” for various uses, including entertainment services, music, and “charitable activities and the doing of good deeds for others and the promotion of ethical and character values.”

The Crips are claiming similar intent to use “TMC” to promote charitable events in the community and focus on “gang intervention.” Nipsey was a member of the Crips during his life, but his brother wants to keep Nipsey’s famous slogan in the family.

The Marathon name has become synonymous with the Crenshaw MC. He owned the Marathon Clothing store in South Central L.A., where he lost his life in March, and released two mixtapes with the name, 2010’s The Marathon and 2011’s The Marathon Continues.

Once the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office acknowledges the dual filings, they will decide who has the right to profit off the name.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Tyler, the Creator Announces ‘IGOR’ Tour

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After scoring his first No. 1 album with IGOR, Tyler, the Creator is taking the show on the road this summer.

The Odd Future rapper has announced a headlining North American tour in support of his latest album. The 34-date trek kicks off at Bumbershoot in Seattle on Aug. 30, with stops in Chicago, New York, Miami, and San Francisco before wrapping Oct. 26 in Houston.

GoldLink is set to open all dates, while Jaden Smith will perform at all September shows and Blood Orange on all October dates. The tour follows Tyler’s headlining set at New York’s Governor’s Ball over the weekend and his upcoming set at Firefly Music Festival later this month.

This fall, he will also headline his Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival. The eighth annual festival will be held on the Dodger Stadium grounds in Los Angeles on Nov. 9 and 10.

IGOR debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last month, making Tyler the first solo rapper to land a No. 1 album without any co-production or outside producer credits.

Tickets go on sale Friday. See dates below.

IGOR Tour Dates

June 21 – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
Aug. 30 – Sept. 1 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
Sept. 2 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory*^
Sept. 4 – Chicago, IL – Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC*^
Sept. 6 – Toronto, ONT – Scotiabank Arena*^
Sept. 7 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre*^
Sept. 10 – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena*^
Sept. 11 – Laval, QC – Place Bell*^
Sept. 12 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden*^
Sept. 16 – London, UK – O2 Brixton
Sept. 17 – London, UK – O2 Bixton
Sept. 18 – London, UK – O2 Brixton
Sept. 21 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion*^
Sept. 22 – Columbus, OH – EXPRESS LIVE! Outdoor*^
Sept. 24 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors*^
Sept. 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage at the Mann*^
Sept. 27 – Orlando, FL – Addition Financial Arena*^
Sept. 28 – Tampa, FL – Yuengling Center*^
Sept. 29 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena*^
Oct. 1 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center*+
Oct. 3 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena*+
Oct. 4 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena*+
Oct. 5 – Kansas City, MO – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena*+
Oct. 7 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre*+
Oct. 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – Great Saltair*+
Oct. 10 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium*+
Oct. 12 – Fresno, CA – Selland Arena*+
Oct. 14 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum*+
Oct. 15 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum*+
Oct. 17 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center*+
Oct. 19 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena*+
Oct. 20 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena*+
Oct. 22 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center*+
Oct. 23 – Dallas, TX – Theatre at Grand Prairie*+
Oct. 26 – Houston, TX – NRG Arena*+

* = w/ GoldLink
^ =w/ Jaden Smith
+ = w/ Blood Orange

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Beyoncé Unleashes ‘Lion King’ Look at Wearable Art Gala

Posted by Unknown on 3:21 PM

Beyoncé Unleashes ‘Lion King’ Look at Wearable Art Gala

Beyoncé is the Lion Queen.

The singer unleashed a fierce lioness look while attending the 3rd annual Wearable Art Gala in Santa Monica, Calif., hosted by her mother Tina Knowles Lawson. Queen Bey slayed the theme of this year’s gala, “A Journey to the Pride Lands,” inspired by Disney’s live-action reboot of The Lion King, in which she stars as Nala.

Bey stunned in a custom Georges Hobeika outfit, including a sequined golden catsuit with a lion-face bodice and feathery shoulders, complete with a long shimmering golden cape.

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Blue Ivy also dressed for the occasion in a yellow African dress and matching headpiece. Beyoncé shared photos of her and her 7-year-old daughter on Instagram, including video of Blue Ivy lip-syncing “Circle of Life” in the car.

Beyoncé’s fellow Destiny’s Child divas, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, were also in attendance, along with JAY-Z, Tyler Perry, Magic Johnson, Steve Harvey, Anthony Anderson, Holly Robinson Peete, Saweetie, Chloe x Halle, and MC Hammer.

Maxwell entertained the star-studded crowd, while Tiffany Haddish played emcee. The evening also featured a performance by cast members from Broadway’s musical “The Lion King” and a live art auction with celebrity auctioneer Star Jones.

The Wearable Art Gala raises money for the non-profit Where Art Can Occur theater center, a gallery and performance space founded by Beyoncé’s mother and her husband Richard Lawson, along with their mentorship programs Tina’s Angels and Richard’s Warriors, which empower inner-city students.

Disney’s upcoming live-action Lion King, starring Beyoncé, Donald Glover, and more, hits theaters July 18.

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