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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Big Sean Opens Up About Rumored Kendrick Lamar Beef

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Big Sean is setting the record straight about his rumored beef with Kendrick Lamar.

The Detroit rapper recently sat down with Joe Budden for his “Pull Up” YouTube series, where he addressed his relationship with the Compton MC following their 2013 collaboration “Control.” On his explosive verse, K-Dot called out several MCs including Sean, which may have caused friction between the two.

In 2016, Sean released “No More Interviews,” which was presumed to contain a diss aimed at Kendrick. “And I’m just not impressed by you ni**as rapping fast / Who sound like one big asthma attack, but trash when I’m rapping it back,” he raps. “Who you put in your top five and claim they the savior of rap / So many friends turn to enemies, they frenemies.”

Sean addressed the controversial verse during his interview with Budden, insisting that he wasn’t targeting Kendrick. “So then I remember going online and seeing, ‘Oh, is he talking about Kendrick?’ ‘Cause I was talking about people who rap fast,” he said. “I wasn’t beefing with nobody. I was literally addressin’ a whole f**kin’–I’m just rapping, ni**a. It wasn’t like a specific person or else I would’ve said his name.”

Despite all the speculation, Sean decided to ignore the chatter. “So I see and I’m like, ‘That’s some bullshit.’ So I didn’t give no energy to it. Time goes on, and then Kendrick, he dropped a freestyle [‘The Heart Part 4’] and I don’t know what he said that made people like, ‘Oh, it’s about Sean.’ So I hear the shit, I’m like, ‘What part they talkin’ ’bout?'”

So he reached out to TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, who assured him that Kendrick wasn’t dissing him. “I immediately hit up Top ’cause I got a relationship with Top. And they like, ‘No, it ain’t about you at all. That was just addressing to everyone. That was just to whoever. But don’t listen to the Internet, they just gonna throw 200 on it,'” recalled Sean. “I’m like, ‘Alright, fo sho.’ Imagine I have that conversation, I’m like, ‘Alright, I ain’t even gotta reach out to Kendrick.'”

While there was no real beef, their relationship became awkward. “It got to a point where somehow, it was just a weird tension between me and him even though it was already said it was no beef because people made it that way.”

They both ignored the topic, but Sean regrets not speaking on it sooner. “Fast forward, I let the shit go. He let the shit go. He never talked about it. I never talked about it and I shoulda said something. I shoulda just came out and been like, ‘Nah, that ain’t it.'”

Then last April, he was seated next to TDE executive Punch while on a flight to North Carolina to perform at J. Cole’s Dreamville Festival, shortly after Nipsey Hussle died. “He’s like, ‘You ever hollered at Kendrick?’ And then as soon as he said that…it was like, ‘Ohhh.’ I damn near put it on the back burner in my brain. I’m like, ‘Damn. No, I never did.’ And he was like, ‘Man, you should’ve definitely hollered at him.'”

So Sean reached out directly to Kendrick and they squashed any issues that may have existed. “Got his number and we communicated. The respect is mutual. It was literally nothing,” he said.

Watch Sean speak on Kendrick below.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Future and Drake Drop ‘Life Is Good’ Remix with DaBaby & Lil Baby

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Future and Drake call on DaBaby and Lil Baby for the official remix to “Life Is Good.”

The newly-released version, which dropped Friday night, finds the rap all-stars in full flex mode.

This time around, Hndrxx kicks off the track with a completely new verse. “After I pay my taxes, I go Richard Mille / In another tax bracket, you ni**as beneath me,” he boasts before the beat switches up and DaBaby pops off with a verse about his flashy lifestyle (“I got hoes in L.A. / Got a new boo from Georgia”).

Not to be outdone, Lil Baby—whose new album My Turn drops Feb. 28—brings it home. “Ballin’ like we won a championship / Everybody get a ring,” he proclaims.

The original “Life Is Good” is currently No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been certified platinum. Last month, Drake and Future also leaked their song “Desires,” which could appear on the long-rumored sequel to 2015’s joint album What a Time to Be Alive.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Rihanna Hits the Studio with The Neptunes

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Rihanna is spending Valentine’s Day with The Neptunes.

The pop icon hit the studio with Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, collectively known as production duo The Neptunes, for the first time this week to record for her long-awaited ninth album. Rihanna, who has remained tight-lipped about the project, shared a photo on her Instagram Story of the production console with The Neptunes name on it.

“Gang. back in da STU,” she captioned it.

Rihanna Neptunes IG

She previously spoke about linking with Pharrell on Valentine’s Day. “I’m going to be in the studio. I’m so excited actually. I can’t say who I’m working with, but it’s somebody I’ve been wanting to work with him for a long time,” she told The Cut before revealing the secret. “Okay, I’ll tell you. [It’s] Pharrell.”

It’s been four years since Rihanna’s last album. In an interview with Vogue last year, she shared more details about the follow-up to 2016’s ANTI. “I like to look at it as a reggae-inspired or reggae-infused album,” she said. “It’s not gonna be typical of what you know as reggae.”

Rihanna has never actually collaborated with The Neptunes on her own albums. However, she did appear on N.E.R.D’s 2017 hit “Lemon.”

Pharrell and Chad, who will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this June, have also recently been cooking up new music with Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Uzi Vert, Brandy, G-Eazy, and Lil Nas X.

Additionally, Pharrell can be heard on the newly-released remix to Snoh Aalegra’s single “Woah.”

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Jennifer Hudson to Perform Kobe Bryant Tribute at NBA All-Star Game

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Mamba forever.

Jennifer Hudson will perform a tribute to Kobe Bryant during the 2020 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago on Sunday. The two-time Grammy winner and Oscar winner will take the court just before the player introductions as part of a special tribute to the late Lakers legend, his daughter Gianna, and seven others who died in a helicopter crash last month.

Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, and Quavo have also been added to Sunday’s All-Star Game lineup. They will join previously-announced headliner and Chicago native Chance the Rapper during the halftime show.

Chicago’s own Common will perform during the player introductions at the NBA All-Star Game, while the legendary Chaka Khan will sing the U.S. national anthem.

On Friday, Chance’s brother Taylor Bennett will provide the halftime entertainment at the 2020 NBA Rising Stars Game. Queen Latifah will be joined by Chicago youth to perform Stevie Wonder’s “Love’s in Need of Love Today” during Saturday’s festivities.

The 69th NBA All-Star Game will air live from Chicago’s United Center on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. on TNT.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Arizona Zervas Debuts ‘Roxanne’ Video

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Arizona Zervas has been taking over the airwaves and charts with his breakout single “Roxanne,” which finally gets a video.

The Nicholas Jandora-directed clip was shot in the desert and finds the 24-year-old singer-songwriter waking up in a motel room before living through different scenarios with his high-maintenance and crazy girlfriend Roxanne, who trashes his hotel room and crashes a pool party. “Never gonna love me but it’s alright,” he sings as she cracks a bottle on his head.

“Roxanne,” which quickly became a viral hit on TikTok, has been climbing the charts since its release last fall. It has been certified double platinum and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Zervas, who writes and engineers all of his songs, had been releasing music independently since 2016 prior to signing with Columbia Records last year.

Last night in Chicago, he joined Swae Lee on stage during Post Malone’s “Runaway Tour” where he performed his hit single. He has also announced a special one-night-only show slated for Feb. 24 at The Echo in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Wiz Khalifa Drops ‘It’s Only Weed Bro’ Mixtape

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Wake and bake.

Wiz Khalifa blazes up his new mixtape It’s Only Weed Bro as a gift to fans. The smokers’ set kicks off with “Ain’t Shit Changed” and includes seven soulful joints to smoke to. The Taylor Gang boss keeps it “G-A-N-G-S-T-A” on “Vanity Fair,” while reflecting on sitting next to JAY-Z and Nas at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala on “Use Your Manners.” The kush cuts continue with “Mark’s Basement” and “Smokin’ Section,” capping off with “Easy Access.”

Wiz has also collaborated with Lil Yachty, Ty Dolla $ign, and Sueco the Child on “Speed Me Up” for the Sonic the Hedgehog soundtrack. Last night, they performed their song on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Last month, Wiz paid tribute to Kobe Bryant with a special performance of “See You Again” featuring Charlie Puth during the Lakers memorial at Staples Center.

Roll up with Khalifa.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Starz Announces Four ‘Power’ Spinoffs

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The “Power” universe is expanding.

Four spinoffs of the hit Starz series are in the works—”Power Book II: Ghost,” “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” “Power Book IV: Influence,” and “Power Book V: Force.” The network announced the new shows in a teaser, which aired during Sunday’s series finale of “Power.”

Mary J. Blige and Method Man will star in “Power Book II: Ghost,” which was announced last year and is set to debut this summer.

“Power Book III: Raising Kanan” centers around the upbringing of 50 Cent’s drug-dealer character Kanan Stark, who was killed in Season 5.

“Power Book IV: Influence” will explore the political world of Larenz Tate’s governor-to-be character Rashad Tate. The fifth chapter, “Power Book V: Force,” will focus on Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora), Ghost’s partner-in-crime, who trades NYC for L.A.

“In television history, only a select few shows have inspired four consecutive series extensions, launched into active production and development at the same time,” Starz CEO Jeffrey Hirsch told Deadline. “These new and exciting chapters will continue the journey of some of ‘Power’s’ most controversial characters while featuring a growing ensemble of complex, distinct characters along with the high-octane drama that set ‘Power’ in a class of its own.”

After six seasons, “Power” wrapped its final season last night. No premiere dates have been announced for the newly-announced spinoffs, but production for Power Book II is well underway.

50 Cent, who is an executive producer of “Power,” will also debut his new legal drama “For Life” Tuesday on ABC.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Snoop Dogg Addresses Gayle King Comments

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Snoop Dogg wants to keep the peace.

In the wake of his controversial comments about Gayle King following her interview about Kobe Bryant, the rapper is addressing the backlash. On Saturday, Snoop took to Instagram to clarify that he wasn’t looking for a fight with the “CBS This Morning” host.

“Here’s a message for the people that need to know: I’m a non-violent person,” Snoop said in his PSA. “When I said what I said, I spoke for the people who felt like Gayle was very disrespectful towards Kobe Bryant and his family.”

He insisted that he was only defending Bryant’s legacy. “Now with that being said, what I look like wanting some harm to come to a 70-year-old woman?” he asked. “I was raised way better than that. I don’t want no harm to come to her and I didn’t threaten her. All I did was said, ‘Check it out, you outta pocket for what you doing and we watching you. Have a little bit more respect for Vanessa, her babies, and Kobe Bryant’s legacy.'”

Last week, Snoop slammed the 65-year-old reporter for an interview she did with former WNBA champion Lisa Leslie where she brought up Bryant’s sexual assault charge. The late Lakers legend was accused of rape in 2003 by a 19-year old woman in Colorado. The case was dismissed in 2004.

“Gayle King, out of pocket for that shit, way out of pocket,” he said. “What do you gain from that? I swear to God, we the worst, we the fucking worst. We expect more from you, Gayle.”

He also called out her best friend Oprah Winfrey for her HBO interview with Michael Jackson’s accusers, and shared his support for Bill Cosby. “Did that fake ass micheal Jackson shit to tarnish his name with them lying ass kids and here she is with a known rapist smiling and laughing. Fuck u and Gayle. Free bill Cosby,” added Snoop.

He ended by calling King a “funky, dog-haired bitch” before issuing a warning: “Respect the family and back off, bitch, before we come get you.”

The interview reportedly prompted death threats against King, according to Oprah. “She is not doing well,” said Winfrey, who said King has to travel with security. “She’s feeling very much attacked.”

Others including LeBron James, 50 Cent, The Game, and even Cosby criticized King for bringing up the rape accusation. “It’s so sad and disappointing that successful Black Women are being used to tarnish the image and legacy of successful Black Men, even in death,” Cosby wrote in a letter from jail.

Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven other people were killed in a helicopter crash last month. A memorial will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 24.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Nicki Minaj to Introduce Queen Sleeze Alter Ego on New Album

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Nicki Minaj is introducing a new alter ego on her next album.

Fresh off the release of her new song “Yikes,” the rap queen held a Twitter Q&A with fans on Saturday morning. During the discussion, she revealed that the album will feature her newest alter ego, Queen Sleeze.

When a fan asked whether the album will introduce a new alter ego, Nicki responded “Queen Sleeze” with the devil emoji.

Mrs. Petty offered more details on Queen Sleeze’s personality. “She’s more calm but way deadlier,” said Nicki. “My husband always says he’s more afraid when I talk quiet then when I yell. Lmao. He said that’s how he knows when I’m dead tf serious.”

Minaj is known for her colorful alter egos, many of whom have appeared on her albums including Harajuku Barbie, Roman Zolanski, and Nicki Lewinsky.

Elsewhere, she revealed that she has a title for her fifth album, but won’t reveal it yet. She only offered a hint with the sneezing emoji.

Earlier in the week, she spoke about the follow-up to 2018’s Queen during a conversation with her manager Irving Azoff at Pollstar Live! She said she’s in a good place “mentally and spiritually,” which will be reflected in the music. “I feel like albums should be a surprise sonically with what they can expect, but they can expect to feel like, ‘OK, Nicki’s in a good place,'” she said.

“Yikes” dropped Friday and is already No. 1 on the iTunes Store, but it’s not the album’s first single. “It’s not my single because the single will be launched with a visual. This is the set-up song,” explained Nicki.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Summer Walker Debuts ‘I’m Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby’ Cover

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2020 has already been productive for Summer Walker.

In the last month alone, she has released collaborations with Justin Bieber, Trevor Daniel, and Moneybagg Yo. Now the R&B songstress debuts her cover of Barry White’s ’70s classic “I’m Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby” for the Birds of Prey soundtrack.

Summer adds her sweet and soulful touch to the tender tune, produced by London On Da Track. “I’m gonna love you, love you, love you just a little more, baby / I’m gonna need you, need you, need you every day,” she sings.

Birds of Prey: The Album also features new music from an all-female cast including Megan Thee Stallion and Normani (“Diamonds”), along with Saweetie, Halsey, Doja Cat, Lauren Jauregui, and more.

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), starring Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Rosie Perez, arrives in theaters today.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Watch Lil Nas X and Nas’ Thrilling Video for ‘Rodeo’

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Lil Nas X rounds up Nas for the haunting video for his new single “Rodeo.”

The Matrix-inspired treatment was co-written by Lil Nas X himself, alongside directors Bradley & Pablo. The hip-hop cowboy transforms into a vampire after being bitten on the neck. He comes alive in the nighttime as he strolls the streets under a full moon. He meets up with fellow vampires and shows off his Thriller-inspired moves in a supermarket. He eventually links up with Nas, who plays a Morpheus-inspired character, and turns Lil Nas into a supernatural superhero.

The video comes hot on the heels of their performance at the Grammys last month. Lil Nas X went home with two awards for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video for “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.

The original song, which features Cardi B, appears on Nas’ debut EP 7. Next up, Lil Nas will perform at Coachella in April.

Watch Lil Nas and Big Nas ride out in the cinematic clip.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Justin Bieber Reveals ‘Changes’ Tracklist

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As he gears up to release his first album in over four years, Changes, Justin Bieber has revealed the tracklist.

The pop superstar enlists some famous friends for the 17 tracks, which include the previously-released singles “Yummy” and “Get Me” with Kehlani. Quavo guests on “Intentions,” while Post Malone and Clever are featured on “Forever.” Other collaborators include Travis Scott (“Second Emotion”) and Lil Dicky (“Running Over”). The album closes out with the remix to “Yummy” featuring Summer Walker.

Bieber teamed up with Spotify to reveal the tracklist through a custom “What Changes Track Are You?” filter on Instagram. The interactive filter offered a sneak peek into what songs are on the album through flickering titles that fans were able to piece together.

Changes, the follow-up to 2015’s Purpose, is due Feb. 14. “I feel like this is different than the previous albums because of where I’m at in my life,” he said of the “futuristic R&B/pop project,” which Billboard likened to 2013’s Journals.

He will return to the road on his “Changes Tour.” The North American arena trek kicks off May 14 in Seattle, with special guests Kehlani and Jaden Smith. You can also catch him performing on “SNL” this weekend with host RuPaul.

Changes Tracklist

1. “All Around Me”
2. “Habitual”
3. “Come Around Me”
4. “Intentions” feat. Quavo
5. “Yummy”
6. “Available”
7. “Forever” feat. Post Malone and Clever
8. “Running Over” feat. Lil Dicky
9. “Take It Out On Me”
10. “Second Emotion” feat. Travis Scott
11. “Get Me” feat. Kehlani
12. “ETA”
13. “Changes”
14. “Confirmation”
15. “That’s What Love Is”
16. “At Least for Now”
17. “Yummy” (Summer Walker Remix)

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Cardi B Shares Update on Sophomore Album

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Cardi B is nearing the finish the line on her sophomore album.

The Grammy-winning rapper reveals that she’s just a couple songs away from completing the follow-up to her debut Invasion of Privacy. During an interview with Baller Alert, she shared an update on the project.

“I have my cool, calm, and collected songs, just missing a couple of more club hits,” said Cardi. “But we getting there.”

She has not set a release date yet. “I can never put a date on it ’cause when you feel that you got those songs, that’s when it’s gonna come out,” she added. “I cannot put a date on my ears. When I feel like I have it, that’s when.”

Last month, Cardi offered a taste of what’s to come with a teaser of a brand new song. “Shake, earthquake,” she can be heard rapping on the Wheezy-produced track.

In her Vogue cover story, she opened up about the pressure surrounding the highly-anticipated project. “So it’s scary because it’s like, now you got to top your first album, and then it’s like, damn. I wonder if people are gonna relate to the new things, to the new life, to the new shit that I gotta talk about now,” she told the magazine.

The album, which she once titled Tiger Woods, follows 2018’s Invasion of Privacy, which become the longest-charting debut album from a female rapper in Billboard history.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Future Sues Alleged Baby Mama for Defamation

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Future is taking legal action against his alleged baby mama.

According to TMZ, the “Life Is Good” rapper has filed a lawsuit against Eliza Seraphin, who says Future fathered his seventh child with her.

Future claims that Eliza has been sharing intimate details about their private sexual relationship in order to get money out of him. While he does not say whether he is the father of Eliza’s daughter Reign, he admits they had a sexual relationship from 2016 to 2018. Future says he never would have slept with her if he knew she would air out their private affairs.

In the suit, Future claims Eliza gave a vivid description of his genitals during an interview with Rah Ali and then publicized it on Instagram. He also claims Eliza is spreading lies about him on social media, including claims that he hired someone to murder her because she wouldn’t get an abortion. He says his name is being damaged by the allegations, which have caused emotional distress.

In August, Future denied that he fathered a seventh child with Eliza, just hours after he filed a motion in court to gag her from speaking about him publicly. Eliza has even set up an Instagram page for her daughter Reign using Future’s last name, Wilburn.

Future is suing for defamation and invasion of privacy and is seeking damages.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Celebrate Stormi’s 2nd Birthday with ‘StormiWorld 2’ Party

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Two is better than one.

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott spared no expense while celebrating their daughter Stormi’s 2nd birthday with a lavish amusement park-themed party on Saturday in L.A. Inspired by her dad’s own ASTROWORLD album, StormiWorld 2 was a sequel to last year’s first birthday bash, but even more lit.

Kylie took to Instagram Stories to offer a glimpse into the StormiWorld 2 festivities. Guests entered through a giant inflatable head of Stormi. Once inside, they were treated to three worlds—Trolls World, Frozen World, and, of course, StormiWorld.

Frozen World included ice sculptures and a Build a Snowman workshop, while giant trolls gave out hugs to their young fans in Trolls World. But StormiWorld was the main attraction—complete with a Dumbo ride, StormiWorld merch shop, tie-dye shirt station, taco stand, and a claw machine with Stormi prizes.

The star-studded guest list included Kanye West and Kim Kardashian and their kids, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen with daughter Luna and son Miles, Cardi B and Offset’s daughter Kulture, and Khloé Kardashian’s daughter True, along with Rosalía, Jaden Smith, Hailey Bieber, Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble, Sofia Richie, Caitlyn Jenner, and more.

Travis held his daughter in his arms while Kylie and guests sang “Happy Birthday” before blowing out the candles on Stormi’s three-tiered cake. The proud dad also penned a heartfelt poem to his baby girl. “2 Is better than 1 2 might mean more to me than to u 2 things I do to live thru you 2 remember ever thing I do wit u 2 words I say before I leave from u Love u Dad,” wrote Travis alongside some adorable father-daughter photos.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

JAY-Z Speaks Out on NFL Partnership and Colin Kaepernick

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Ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl, JAY-Z is breaking his silence on his controversial deal with the NFL.

In an interview for The New York Times, the Roc Nation boss spoke out on his decision to do business with the league following their treatment of Colin Kaepernick, who kneeled during the national anthem in 2016 as part of a social injustice protest. Last August, JAY-Z announced a music and social justice partnership with the NFL, which was received by some as a betrayal of the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback.

But JAY-Z is willing to take the criticism in order to use the NFL’s platform to spread the message of police brutality. “As long as real people are being hurt and marginalized and losing family members, then yes, I can take a couple rounds of negative press,” he said.

While he acknowledges that Kaepernick was mistreated, JAY-Z says it’s time to take real action. “No one is saying he hasn’t been done wrong,” he said. “He was done wrong. I would understand if it was three months ago. But it was three years ago and someone needs to say, ‘What do we do now — because people are still dying?'”

Roc Nation has not disclosed the financial terms of the deal, but money wasn’t the objective. “We didn’t say, ‘Let’s go make some money off the NFL,'” added Hov.

He also revealed that the NFL asked him to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show a few years ago and bring Rihanna and Kanye West along with him for their collaboration “Run This Town.”

“Of course I would have,” he said, “but I said, ‘No, you get me.’ That is not how you go about it, telling someone that they’re going to do the halftime show contingent on who they bring. I said forget it. It was a principle thing.”

After last year’s Super Bowl halftime with headliner Maroon 5, Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots and chairman of the NFL media committee, reached out to JAY-Z for help. “The problem with the NFL is you all think hip-hop is still a fad when hip-hop has been the dominant music form around the world for 20 years,” he told him.

Kraft was convinced and persuaded NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to meet with JAY, leading to a partnership between the NFL and Roc Nation, which includes influence over the league’s music events including the halftime show. This year’s Super Bowl LIV halftime show in Miami will star Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, a Roc Nation client.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Mase Calls Out Diddy for ‘Enslaving’ Him with ‘Horrendous’ Contract

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There’s a rift in the Bad Boy family.

Just days after Sean “Diddy” Combs slammed the Grammys for disrespecting black music, Mase took to Instagram to put his former label boss on blast for his “horrendous” business practices. In a lengthy Instagram post, Mase called out Puff for “robbing and tarnishing” him by taking his publishing in return for “peanuts” and not selling it back to him.

Mase posted a photo of Meek Mill who called out “different race men” for signing young black artists to “slave contracts” before taking Diddy to task for being a hypocrite and “enslaving” his own artists with unfair deals.

“@diddy I heard your #Grammy speech about how u are now for the artist and about how the artist must take back control. So I will be the first to take that initiative,” he began. “Also, before we ask of other ethnicities to do us right we should do us as black people better. Especially the creators.”

He claims that Diddy still owns his publishing from 24 years ago, for which he paid him $20,000. “I heard u loud and clear when u said that u are now for the artist and to that my response is if u want to see change you can make a change today by starting with yourself. Your past business practices knowingly has continued purposely starved your artist and been extremely unfair to the very same artist that helped u obtain that Icon Award on the iconic Badboy label. For example, u still got my publishing from 24 years ago in which u gave me $20k. Which makes me never want to work w/ u as any artist wouldn’t after u know someone is robbing you & tarnishing your name when u don’t want to comply w/ his horrendous business model.”

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@diddy I heard your #Grammy speech about how u are now for the artist and about how the artist must take back control. So I will be the first to take that initiative. Also, before we ask of other ethnicities to do us right we should do us as black people better. Especially the creators. I heard u loud and clear when u said that u are now for the artist and to that my response is if u want to see change you can make a change today by starting with yourself. Your past business practices knowingly has continued purposely starved your artist and been extremely unfair to the very same artist that helped u obtain that Icon Award on the iconic Badboy label. For example, u still got my publishing from 24 years ago in which u gave me $20k. Which makes me never want to work w/ u as any artist wouldn’t after u know someone is robbing you & tarnishing your name when u don’t want to comply w/ his horrendous business model. However, people would always ask what’s up w/ Mase? So I would be forced to still perform to not look crazy when I was getting peanuts and the robbery would continue. So many great moments and people lives in music were lost. But again, I rode with u in the face of death without flinching & u still wouldn’t do right. I never said anything because I wanted to wait until I was financially great so I can ensured that I was addressing this from a pure place and not out of spite. To add insult, u keep screaming black excellence and love but I know love isn’t free. So I offered u 2m in cash just a few days ago to sell me back my publishing(as his biggest artist alive) that always show u respect for u giving me an opportunity at 19 yrs old. Your response was if I can match what the EUROPEAN GUY OFFER him that would be the only way I can get it back. Or else I can wait until I’m 50 years old and it will revert back to me from when I was 19 years old. You bought it for about 20k & I offered you 2m in cash. This is not black excellence at all. When our own race is enslaving us. If it’s about us owning, it can’t be about us owning each other. No More Hiding Behind “Love”. U CHANGED? GIVE THE ARTIST BACK THEIR $$$. So they can take care of their families

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Despite his grievances, he said he was “forced” to perform with Diddy throughout the years. “However, people would always ask what’s up w/ Mase? So I would be forced to still perform to not look crazy when I was getting peanuts and the robbery would continue. So many great moments and people lives in music were lost. But again, I rode with u in the face of death without flinching & u still wouldn’t do right. I never said anything because I wanted to wait until I was financially great so I can ensured that I was addressing this from a pure place and not out of spite.”

Mase says he offered Diddy $2 million to buy back his publishing, but Diddy refused unless he was willing to match a higher offer. “To add insult, u keep screaming black excellence and love but I know love isn’t free. So I offered u 2m in cash just a few days ago to sell me back my publishing(as his biggest artist alive) that always show u respect for u giving me an opportunity at 19 yrs old. Your response was if I can match what the EUROPEAN GUY OFFER him that would be the only way I can get it back. Or else I can wait until I’m 50 years old and it will revert back to me from when I was 19 years old. You bought it for about 20k & I offered you 2m in cash.”

He added, “This is not black excellence at all. When our own race is enslaving us. If it’s about us owning, it can’t be about us owning each other. No More Hiding Behind ‘Love’. U CHANGED? GIVE THE ARTIST BACK THEIR $$$. So they can take care of their families.”

The post comes just days after Mase, along with Faith Evans, Carl Thomas, and Lil’ Kim, performed as part of a tribute to Diddy at The Recording Academy and Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills last weekend. Diddy thanked Mase, along with the rest of the Bad Boy roster, during his acceptance speech. He also put the Grammys on blast for not respecting hip-hop and black music. “Truth be told, hip-hop has never been respected by the Grammys. Black music has never been respected by the Grammys to the point that it should,” he said.

Mase is not the first Bad Boy signee to speak out against Diddy’s business practices. Aubrey O’Day also claimed that Danity Kane was never fairly compensated. “It wasn’t even money because we never make any,” she told MTV News in 2015. “We have two platinum albums [and] grossed over a million dollars on Christina Aguilera’s Back To Basics Tour…We came off that tour $15,000 in debt and grossed millions.”

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Lauren London Buys Sherman Oaks House

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Lauren London is moving her family into a new house.

The actress has purchased a $1.7 million home in Sherman Oaks, Calif. The updated Spanish-style cottage, originally built in 1949, is situated behind walls and gates in the suburban San Fernando Valley neighborhood.

According to Variety, the 2,600-square-foot residence has four bedrooms and three bathrooms with a grassy front lawn and backyard with a pool, spa, and bar.

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Other features of the open-concept floorplan include a fireplace-equipped living room that connects to an office/study, a formal dining area, and an eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom boasts a private balcony, walk-in closet with custom built-ins, and a soaking tub and rainfall showerhead.

The 35-year-old L.A. native purchased the house from “Days of Our Lives” and “Devious Maids” actor Matt Cedeño and his wife Erica Franco.

London is mother to Kameron, her 10-year-old son with Lil Wayne, and Kross, her 3-year-old son with Nipsey Hussle. She recently appeared at the Grammys where Nipsey took home two awards for Best Rap Performance (“Racks in the Middle”) and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (“Higher”). She has also teamed up with PUMA to launch the PUMA x The Marathon Clothing collection in honor of her late boyfriend.

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