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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Report: Rihanna to Launch Fashion Brand with LVMH

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Rihanna is expanding her fashion empire.

The Fenty Beauty mogul is said to be partnering with the world’s largest luxury group, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, to launch her own luxury house.

Multiple sources tell WWD that the singer has been in secret discussions with LVMH for the project. This would mark the first fashion brand that CEO Bernard Arnault has launched from scratch since Christian Lacroix in 1987.


LVMH reportedly started assembling a team about six months ago in Paris, including some employees from Louis Vuitton and Celine, to work on the launch alongside Rihanna and some of her key associates. The project is being overseen by Sidney Toledano, chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH Fashion Group, which includes Givenchy, Celine, Kenzo, and Marc Jacobs.

Earlier this week, Rihanna stepped out in Manhattan wearing gold shades with her “Fenty” brand name spelled out across the temples. Sources say she was test driving a prototype from the upcoming LVMH-backed line.

Rihanna is currently creative director of Puma, where she launched her activewear brand Fenty by Puma. She also has her own successful Fenty Beauty line, which reportedly made $100 million in sales in its first 40 days on the market, as well as a lingerie line.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Colin Kaepernick Denies Approving Travis Scott’s Super Bowl Performance

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:15 PM

Travis Scott is speaking out over the controversy surrounding his Super Bowl performance.

The “Sicko Mode” rapper signed on to perform at next month’s halftime show with Maroon 5 earlier this month despite backlash over the NFL’s treatment of players kneeling during the national anthem. Scott’s decision was reportedly made with the condition that the NFL would donate $500,000 to social justice organization Dream Corps.

“I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in,” Scott said in a statement. “I know being an artist that it’s in my power to inspire. So before confirming the Super Bowl Halftime performance, I made sure to partner with the NFL on this important donation. I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change.”

After the announcement was made, Variety reported that Scott consulted with Colin Kaepernick, who was drummed out of the league for kneeling, and had “at least one phone conversation” prior to agreeing to the Super Bowl.

A source close to Scott said that the two did not see eye to eye, but they left with a mutual respect and understanding. Travis felt that the donation to Van Jones’ charity Dream Corps, along with the platform provided by the Super Bowl, would do some good.

However, Kaepernick has denied that he gave his approval. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback retweeted Hot 97’s Ebro Darden, who shared a link to Variety’s story, adding, “Kap did not approve this bullshit! Get the fuck outta here….”

Kaepernick’s girlfriend, Nessa Dias, also disputed the claim, tweeting, “There is NO mutual respect and there is NO understanding for anyone working against @Kaepernick7 PERIOD. #stoplying.”

An additional report from TMZ claims that before the Super Bowl contract was signed, Travis reached out to Kap to get his support, but not to ask for permission. Colin was not supportive of Travis performing at the Super Bowl, but their conversation was reportedly “cordial and not hostile.”

The NFL contract was only signed a few days ago following the conversation between Colin and Travis and included a $500,000 donation to Dream Corps.

A source adds that while Travis has respect for Colin, Kap “doesn’t tell Travis what he can and can’t do. That’s Travis’ decision.”

Scott will perform alongside Maroon 5 and Big Boi at the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Feb. 3. Other entertainers, including JAY-Z, Rihanna, and Cardi B, reportedly turned down the gig in support of Kaepernick.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Video: Tyga – ‘Floss in the Bank’

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Just a day after dropping the song, Tyga hits the desert for some flexing in the video for “Floss in the Bank.”

The Last Kings rapper escapes to Egypt in the extravagant clip, which showcases his baller lifestyle. He enters a pyramid that doubles as a secret club, filled with belly-dancing women and exotic cars. In between flaunting his fleet of red LaFerraris, he leads an army of female dancers through the sandy dunes. In the final scene, he flies through the desert storm in his red spaceship.

The d.a. doman production is Tyga’s first new release of 2019 and follows his 3x platinum hit “Taste.” He is now readying the follow-up to last year’s album Kyoto.

Watch T-Raww stunt in the sand.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Kim Kardashian Says Kanye West Was Not Defending R. Kelly

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:24 PM

Kim Kardashian is coming to her husband’s defense once again.

The reality mogul has spoken out following controversial comments Kanye West reportedly made about R. Kelly during his Sunday service on Jan. 13.

During the event, which streamed live via Kris Jenner’s Instagram, West gave his thoughts on several issues, including Lifetime’s highly-rated “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary series, where numerous women allege sexual abuse by the R&B singer.

“Everybody, they want the art from the artist, but anytime they do anything erratic…they just gonna pull up full documentaries on ’em,” said West. “And then they gon’ come with the Michael [Jackson] documentary.”

He continued, “We can enjoy all they music all we want. I thought I wasn’t going to go there today. If we’re gonna tear down artists, let’s go ahead and take da Vincis out the Louvre while we at it. Let’s take down all the art.”

In addition to “Surviving R. Kelly,” Kanye referenced the upcoming Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland. The film, which is set to premiere at Sundance and later air on HBO, centers on two men who allege that the pop star sexually abused them as children.

After Kanye’s comments went viral, many on social media called for his cancelation. His wife took to Twitter in his defense, claiming that he was speaking from his own experience and was not referring to R. Kelly.

“I’m going to nip this in the bud right now, tweeted Kim. “Kanye was speaking about his own experience of everyone quick to say they are cancelling him because of differences in opinion & not being perfect. The analogies were in context to his own experiences, not defending anyone else.”

She emphasized that he was not condoning Kelly’s behavior. “I want to make it very clear, he is not condoning anyone’s actions or unacceptable disgusting behavior,” added Kim. “My husband’s words are being taken out of context due to timing.”

Kanye has collaborated with fellow Chicago native R. Kelly in the past on “To the World” off 2012’s G.O.O.D. Music compilation Cruel Summer. He has also not been afraid to defend controversial figures including Bill Cosby, 6ix9ine, and the late XXXTentacion.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Travis Scott, Big Boi to Perform with Maroon 5 at Super Bowl Halftime Show

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It’s official. Travis Scott and Big Boi are going to the Super Bowl with Maroon 5.

Following months of speculation, the NFL confirmed that Adam Levine and his Grammy-winning band will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Feb. 3. They will be joined by the Houston rapper and OutKast member, an Atlanta native.

Travis’ participation has sparked controversy following the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick. But according to Billboard, Travis required that the NFL make a joint donation to a cause for social justice before he signed on.

The “Sicko Mode” rapper, who will kick off the second leg of his “Astroworld: Wish You Were Here” tour on Jan. 25, donated $500,000 in partnership with the NFL to Dream Corps, a “social justice accelerator” founded by Van Jones in 2014. Additionally, he will work with the NFL on other initiatives.

“I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in,” Scott said in a statement. “I know being an artist that it’s in my power to inspire. So before confirming the Super Bowl Halftime performance, I made sure to partner with the NFL on this important donation. I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change.”

JAY-Z had reportedly tried to talk Scott out of performing at the halftime show. The Roc Nation mogul, along with Rihanna and Cardi B, reportedly turned down offers to perform at the halftime show in support of Kaepernick, who was drummed out of the league for “taking a knee” during the national anthem.

Super Bowl LIII will air on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 3 from Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Slim Jxmmi Hints at Rae Sremmurd Breaking Up

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:42 PM

Is it the end for Rae Sremmurd?

Slim Jxmmi shocked fans when he seemingly announced that the duo is breaking up. Taking to Twitter, Jxmmi implied that he is done being in the group and plans to pursue a solo career.

“I’m not Rae Sremmurd I’m slim jxmmi and ima sink or swim by myself,” he wrote in a series of since-deleted tweets. “Y’all won it’s a wrap.”

He also made reference to the other half of Rae Sremmurd, his brother Swae Lee. “Y’all still got ya mans swae y’all a be skraight,” he wrote.

Slim Jxmmi Tweets

Jxmmi went on to announce a new solo project on Instagram. “Rip slim Jxm,” he wrote. “2nd project Dropping 2k19.”

Slim Jxmmi IG

The Mississippi duo released its latest album, SR3MM, in May. The triple album consisted of Slim Jxmmi’s solo project Jxmtro, Swae Lee’s solo debut Swaecation, and a joint Rae Sremmurd album.

In December, they each released a pair of holiday singles including Jxmmi’s “Nothing for Christmas” and Swae Lee’s “Christmas at Swae’s.”

Prior to Jxmmi’s announcement, the duo revealed that SremmLife 4 was in the works and set for a 2019 release. “SremmLife 4, we’re sticking to the script of what we do on the SremmLife; making club bangers, making timeless classics and just bringing the vibe,” Swae Lee told Hypebeast in October. “Me and Slim Jxmmi are coming together for another classic album, our fourth album. SremmLife 4 will come early next year.”

Both artists have been pursuing solo careers while still remaining a group. In addition to collaborating with Post Malone, Ellie Goulding, and Camila Cabello, Swae Lee has been teasing an EP of his own.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Watch Future’s Documentary ‘The WIZRD’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:57 PM

Future takes fans behind the velvet rope in his Apple Music documentary The WIZRD.

Directed by Marcus A. Clarke and produced by Mass Appeal, the hour-long film follows the Atlanta rapper on 2016’s “Purple Reign” tour and offers a rare peek inside his personal life and creative process. He is seen in the studio with Drake while recording “Digital Dash,” shooting hoops with Young Thug, and being a loving father to his kids including baby Future.

The revealing doc includes commentary from his friends and collaborators, including DJ Khaled, Metro Boomin, Zaytoven, Yo Gotti, Organized Noize’s Rico Wade, and André 3000. “Future makes the most negative inspirational music ever,” says the legendary OutKast member.

In between performing hits like “Mask Off,” “March Madness,” and “Fuck Up Some Commas,” Hndrxx reflects on selling drugs, getting shot, his prolific work ethic, and his grandfather’s death. “It’s crazy, my granddaddy not here to see this,” he says. “He wanted this for me so bad because he probably was like, ‘Man, what is he gon’ be?’ He didn’t get a chance to see what his grandson had become and the fucking magnificent change I made as a person, as a grandson.”

The film is dedicated to his best friend and engineer Seth Firkins, who passed away in 2017. “I spent more time with him than my family. I spent more time with him than my kids. I spent more time with him than anybody in the world,” says Future. “Not one day goes by I don’t think about him.”

The WIZRD is also the title of Future’s upcoming seventh full-length album, which drops Jan. 18 featuring the singles “Crushed Up” and “Jumpin on a Jet.”

Watch ‘The WIZRD’ via Apple Music

Thursday, January 10, 2019

New Music: Kehlani feat. Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Nights Like This’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:09 PM

Before she gives birth to her daughter, Kehlani delivers her new single.

The Oakland songstress teams up with Ty Dolla $ign on “Nights Like This,” the first release from her upcoming mixtape. On the midtempo R&B jam, a brokenhearted Kehlani yearns for an ex lover.

“On some nights like this, shorty, I can’t help but think of us,” she sings before reconsidering. “You gon’ get my hopes high, girl / Just gon’ tell me more lies, girl.”

During an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Kehlani gushed about collaborating with Ty. “I love Ty. We’ve made songs and it just hasn’t come out because it hasn’t been the time,” she said. “This was just the perfect time for us both to finally put something out.”

In the accompanying video, Kehlani plays a scientist who reassembles a robot that lands at her doorstep. They establish a bond before the robot takes over her body and eventually burns down her house and kills Ty.

Kehlani is now readying a mixtape for release in February. “I’m not making no more pop songs on you hoes. I’m over it,” Kehlani told fans during an Instagram Live session. “You’re not getting any pop records from me, and if you do, just know it wasn’t my fault.”

In October, Kehlani announced that she was pregnant with her first child, a baby girl, who is due this spring. “This is weird but I’m like really excited to birth,” she told Lowe. “I’m like really excited to experience that.”

She is also working on a new album, the follow-up to her 2017 debut SweetSexySavage, which was inspired by her parents. “My next official album is a story. I’m telling stories I’ve never told,” she said. “It’s my parents’ story articulated into mine, articulated into a gift for my daughter, so she knows where she comes from.”

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

New Music: Halsey feat. Juice WRLD – ‘Without Me’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 12:57 PM

Juice WRLD has been collaborating with the likes of Future, Benny Blanco, and Kodak Black. Now he joins Halsey on the remix to her 2x platinum hit “Without Me.”

The Chicago rapper adds his melodic flow as he duets with Halsey. “I refuse to die / Not by your side / So I’ll take what I can, then I’ll hide / And save the lucid dreams for another time,” he sings.

“Without Me” is Halsey’s first solo single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and her first new solo material since 2017’s hopeless fountain kingdom.

“Nothing quite like celebrating a #1 by having one of your favorite artists ask to jump on it,” said Halsey.

Starting next month, Juice WRLD will embark on a European tour with Nicki Minaj. The “Nicki WRLD Tour” kicks off Feb. 21 in Munich, Germany and travels across Europe, wrapping March 28 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

6ix9ine Gets Visit From Girlfriend in Prison

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:06 PM

6ix9ine has been behind bars for nearly two months, but he appears to be in good spirits.

The rapper’s girlfriend, Jade, paid a visit to him in prison on Monday (Jan. 7). The couple posed for a photo, which shows Tekashi with his hands on Jade’s butt while she kisses him on the cheek.

Jade also provided fans with an update on his wellbeing. “He’s good luv, enjoy #FreeDanny,” she captioned the pic.

This is the first photo of Tekashi since his incarceration. He was arrested Nov. 18 on federal racketeering charges, and is facing life in prison. He was indicted on six counts: conspiracy with others to commit racketeering, discharging a firearm while committing a crime, committing a crime of violence in aid of racketeering, assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a firearm, and committing a crime in aid of racketeering.

The 22-year-old rapper has pled not guilty in the case and will remain in custody until his trial, which is scheduled for Sept. 4.

Despite his incarceration, Tekashi and Jade’s relationship appears to be heating up. While in prison, he bought Jade a new Mercedes G-Wagon for Christmas, which she proudly showed off on Instagram.



55.2k Likes, 2,701 Comments – Snap👻 So_youjad3 (@__ohsoyoujade) on Instagram: “LIL BITCH IN A BIG BODY AINT NO CAR PAYMENTS PERIOD EARLY XMAS GIFT I LOVE U SO MUCH BABY @6ix9ine…”

Monday, January 7, 2019

Video: Nas – ‘Cops Shot the Kid’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:45 PM

Over six months after the release of his 11th studio album Nasir, Nas debuts the chilling video for the standout track “Cops Shot the Kid.”

In the opening scene, Nas is seen walking on the beach while gunshots ring out. The rap icon raises his hands in the air as he stands in front of his Lamborghini. One young man is arrested and violently thrown on the hood of a cop car, while another is chased by the police before being fatally shot.

The song’s producer, Kanye West, does not make a cameo, but Slick Rick does. Nas sampled the hip-hop legend’s “Children’s Story” for the Nasir cut.

Nas has a big year ahead. In addition to working on a new album, he will headline the 2019 Governors Ball Music Festival on June 2 at Randall’s Island Park in New York.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Soulja Boy Involved in ‘Very Bad Car Accident’ Caused by Mudslides

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:36 PM

Soulja Boy is grateful to be alive after he was involved in a car accident caused by mudslides and flash flooding in Southern California on Saturday night (Jan. 5).

“Was involved in a very bad car accident last night due to a flash flood and mud slide,” the “Crank That” rapper wrote in a since-deleted tweet.

Soulja Boy Mudslide

He retweeted a photo of the mudslides in Malibu, adding, “My car got stuck too almost went into the ocean.”

Taking to Instagram Stories, Soulja showed his soiled shoes from the aftermath of the accident. “Just thankful to be alive. My face all swollen and sh*t,” he said.

He went on to retweet concerned fans. “Thank God you’re ok,” wrote one, while another added, “Dude we almost lost you man.”

Heavy rainfall caused mudslides and flash flooding across Southern California, which affected the burn areas from last fall’s devastating Woolsey Fire. Flash flood warnings were issued across Los Angeles and Ventura counties and a large part of the Pacific Coast Highway was shut down due to flooding.

Despite the scary incident, the 28-year-old rapper was thankful to be safe. “Thank God for another day, with new opportunities & blessings,” he tweeted.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Cardi B and Bruno Mars Ready New Collaboration

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:06 PM

Cardi B and Bruno Mars got another one in the bag.

Following their hit remix to “Finesse,” Cardi is reportedly set to drop another collaboration with Mars, Page Six reports.

The track supposedly features another big artist and is slated to arrive Jan. 25, but it could be pushed back due to Cardi’s schedule. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper and Mars are scheduled to perform together as part of the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest during Super Bowl weekend in Atlanta on Feb. 2.

It’s unclear where their new collaboration will appear. Cardi was planning to release a deluxe edition of her debut album Invasion of Privacy this month, which would include her single “Money” and new song “Press,” but her plans may have changed.

While speaking to fans on Instagram Live, Cardi said she hopes to release her next album around the anniversary of Invasion of Privacy, which dropped April 5, 2018. “Of course there’s gonna be an album in 2019,” she said. “Hopefully I could get my album done around the same time that Invasion of Privacy came out, but I don’t know how possible that’s gonna be ’cause I feel like I’m gonna be extremely, extremely busy.”

The song follows their 2018 collaboration “Finesse (Remix),” which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Cardi was set to join Bruno on his “24K Magic World Tour” last fall, but dropped out following the birth of her daughter Kulture in July.

“I have to do what’s best for myself and my baby!” she said at the time. “Thank you Bruno for being so supportive and understanding.”

In response, Mars shared his support for Cardi. “Most important thing is you and your family’s health,” he said. “I also know we’ll share the stage when the time is right.”

Friday, January 4, 2019

Future Readies New Album for January

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Future kicked off the new year with his new single “Crushed Up,” but it’s only the beginning.

Hndrxx is now readying his seventh full-length album for release on Jan. 18. The as-yet-untitled set marks his first solo project since 2017’s chart-topping albums Future and Hndrxx, and follows last year’s BEASTMODE 2 with Zaytoven and WRLD ON DRUGS with Juice WRLD.

To go along with the album, he will debut a documentary, The WIZRD, exclusively on Apple Music. The feature-length film offers an intimate glimpse into the rapper’s world and his creative process.

Future will host screenings with a Q&A and album listening in Los Angeles and New York later this month ahead of the film’s premiere on Jan. 11.

Additionally, he will open a limited-edition D2C store with a new merch collection the same day.

On Friday (Jan. 4), Future dropped a video for his new single “Crushed Up,” which was accompanied by a cinematic video set in a snow-covered mansion filled with wintery vixens.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

R. Kelly Threatens to Sue Lifetime Over ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Docuseries

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:33 PM

R. Kelly is threatening to sue Lifetime over their “Surviving R. Kelly” docuseries.

Kelly’s lawyer, Brian Nix, has issued a letter warning the network not to air its documentary that paints the singer as a sex cult leader. Nix claims the doc is “packed with lies” and has threatened to file a federal lawsuit if the network doesn’t recant.

Despite the legal threat, Lifetime has decided to move forward with its plans to air its six-hour documentary starting tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

“Lifetime has always been a brand that champions women’s stories,” the network tells TMZ.

In the documentary, multiple women from Kelly’s inner circle come forward about sexual, mental, and physical abuse accusations against the 51-year-old R&B icon, who is described as a “monster” and “puppet master.” “Surviving R. Kelly” includes over 50 interviews with John Legend, singer Sparkle, Wendy Williams, and civil rights activist Tarana Burke, as well as Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea Kelly, ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones, and brothers Carey and Bruce.

Kelly’s camp claims the women made false allegations to become famous. His lawyer reportedly has two audio recordings that show Lifetime knew “some of the girls are lying, but that the budget was too high to turn back now.”

The mother of Aaliyah, who was married to Kelly, is also speaking out amid allegations made in the documentary by former backup singer/dancer Jovante Cunningham, who says she witnessed Kelly having sex with an underaged Aaliyah on a tour bus.

“We were all laying in our bunks and the curtains are open, everybody’s communicating, laughing, when the [room] door flew open on the bus. Robert was having sex with Aaliyah,” says Cunningham, who claims she saw “things that an adult should not be doing with a child.”

Aaliyah’s mother Diane Haughton took to social media to deny the allegations. “My husband and I were always on tour with [Aaliyah] and at interviews and every place she went throughout her entire career,” says Haughton. “Whoever this woman is, I have never seen her before anywhere on planet earth, until now.”

“Surviving R. Kelly” will air in three installments starting tonight through Jan. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Kanye West Will Not Perform at Coachella

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Kanye West won’t be returning to Coachella this year.

According to TMZ, West was in talks to headline April’s festival before negotiations broke down over the stage. Kanye informed festival organizer Goldenvoice that he wouldn’t perform on a traditional 60×40 foot stage because it was “artistically limiting.” Goldenvoice would reportedly not allow the stage to be altered or removed for Ye’s set, so they mutually agreed to call off his performance.

Ye, who is known for his creative stage designs, is apparently done performing at festivals due to the limitations of the stage. During his “Saint Pablo Tour,” his stage was suspended over the crowd. He most recently performed in a floating glass box during his Kids See Ghosts set with Kid Cudi at Tyler, the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw festival.

“These 40×60 stages are so archaic,” a source close to Ye tells TMZ. “It’s the same type of stage on which Shakespeare’s works were performed hundreds of years ago.”

Goldenvoice was not willing to compromise the other performers to accommodate Kanye, who performed at Coachella in 2006 and later headlined in 2011.

The 2019 Coachella lineup is expected to be announced as soon as today. Childish Gambino, Justin Timberlake, and even Rihanna are among the potential headliners.

Kanye may have his own tour plans in the works. He recently took to Twitter to tease a Kids See Ghosts tour with Kid Cudi to promote their joint album.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Pusha-T Talks Drake, Grammy Nomination, & ‘Rap Album of the Year’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:33 PM

King Push ruled 2018.

The G.O.O.D. Music president dropped his third studio album Daytona in May, and won praise from critics and fans alike. The Kanye West-produced set went on to earn him a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album. Additionally, he faced off with Drake in an epic rap battle, which produced the explosive diss track “The Story of Adidon.”

In an interview with Variety, Pusha looks back on his banner year and explains the mindset behind his carefully-executed Drake diss.

The beef escalated following Pusha’s diss on “Infrared,” which Push says was inevitable. “I was always going to get off. ‘Infrared’ had to happen,” he said. “We were doing the back-and-forth. He had ‘Two Birds, One Stone.’ This is what rap is. He is… it is a machine in dealing with him. So we deal. But I had to do things at my own time. You can’t just jump out there. We’ve seen how that works when you just treat it like a street battle. It’s really not. You have to play chess.”

Drake fired back with “Duppy Freestyle,” which led to Pusha’s scathing diss “The Story of Adidon.” Pusha was expecting a response, but never got one. “I was in it for the long haul…for hip-hop,” he said. “I thought this was going to be a running thing, back-and-forth. I was sure he’d have a rebuttal. I did what I wanted to do. I only deal in truth, how I see things. When you’re dealing with words, it’s a way of dealing with truth and how the pubic process that, how they interpret that. And what touches them and what touches the person you’re going against. I actually thought we were going to keep on.”

Pusha was confident during recording that Daytona would be the “rap album of the year.” “I knew during mixing that this was going to be the rap album of the year. I truly felt that, in my heart of hearts, that no one was rhyming at that level. It hit the nail on the head for what it is.”

He felt validated when the album received a nomination for Best Rap Album at the Grammys last month. “That was it for me. It means a lot because I’ve watched the Grammys my whole life, and remember people I never thought should win or were worth it,” said Push. “There was a point then when rap boycotted the Grammys. Now, I’ve noticed that in the last year that the Grammys are making sure the Rap category is represented in a really great way. That’s awesome. I’m super interested in seeing at how it works out.”

He celebrated the nomination with his team. “I immediately got into a group chat with my manager and my team,” he said. “We confer every morning. I couldn’t believe it. I thanked them and praised them for all they have done for me always. I always knew this record was strong and they were there.”

And fans can expect even more music in 2019. “It’s always about recording, and music first,” he revealed. “Plus, I’m going to be expounding on the executive end of my career, trying to make my portfolio bigger.”

Monday, December 31, 2018

Skillz Reflects on 2018 on Annual ‘Rap Up’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:27 PM

Skillz is capping off the year right. On the last day of 2018, the Virginia rapper looks back with his annual “Rap Up,” which recaps the past year in music, entertainment, politics, and pop culture.

This time around, Skillz is joined by Lil Duval on the nearly five-minute track, which samples the comedian’s single “Smile (Living My Best Life).”

“Man, this past year was a trip,” says Skillz before referencing Will Smith joining Instagram, the Eagles’ Super Bowl win, and the “movie of the year,” Black Panther.

He goes on to rap about the birth of Chicago West and Stormi Webster, Nas and Kelis’ divorce, Bey-chella, the royal wedding, the #MeToo movement, and Meek Mill’s homecoming.

He also takes shots at Kanye West (“Your music got worse, your trolling got better”) and addresses rap’s biggest beefs, including Drake vs. Pusha-T, Eminem vs. Machine Gun Kelly, and Cardi B vs. Nicki Minaj (“How the hell you throw a shoe in a Fashion Nova fit?”).

“The whole year was ugly,” says Skillz, who highlights Demi Lovato’s overdose, Mac Miller’s death, and Cardi B and Offset’s breakup (“He went on, so she had to cut Offset off”).

Plus, he brings up Jacquees’ recent claim to the R&B throne (“Jacquees, stop running your mouth / Your R&B stands for run your ass back in the house”), and declares Beyoncé the “King of R&B.”

“Y’all live your best life and keep doing your thing / This Mad Skillz, welcome to 2019,” says Skillz.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Drake and J. Cole’s Reunion Has Fans Excited for New Music

Posted by YeezysWorld on 12:48 PM

Drake and J. Cole reunite.

In the midst of Drake’s ongoing feud with Kanye West, Drizzy linked back up with his pal J. Cole on Saturday night (Dec. 29). The 6 God posted an Instagram Story of him and Cole riding in Cole’s Rolls-Royce Ghost. The two share laughs as they cruise through L.A. with Drizzy riding shotgun.

“Who would’ve thunk it, man?” asked Drake. “In the Ghostie, man, no Casper.”

The reunion has fans hopeful for a new collaboration from the OVO and Dreamville duo, who previously teamed up on 2010’s “In the Morning” and 2013’s “Jodeci Freestyle.” The two became a trending topic on Twitter shortly after the video was posted.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Cassie Kisses Mystery Man After Diddy Breakup

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:43 PM

Cassie is moving on.

The singer has seemingly found herself a new boo. Taking to Instagram, Cassie posted a photo of her and her mother in a photo booth alongside a mystery man. “I love you Mommy,” she captioned the pic.

But it was the second photo that has social media talking. Cassie and the unidentified man are seen locking lips, which prompted a flurry of comments. “Go ahead then, girl,” wrote one commenter, while another added, “I mean if you trying to send him the I’m ‘over you message’ this would be it.”

Cassie and new boyfriend

In October, Diddy and Cassie confirmed their breakup after reportedly being separated for months. “They are indeed no longer together and haven’t been for months,” a rep for Cassie told Love B. Scott.

Just hours before Cassie shared the kissing photo, Diddy reposted a photo on Instagram Stories of Cassie in a bathtub with the words “I ❤️ @cassie.”


Following their breakup, Diddy was spotted at Drake’s L.A. concert with 26-year-old Canadian model Jocelyn Chew. Days later, Cassie posted a cryptic message on social media and unfollowed her ex. “F**k these hoes,” she wrote.

Diddy appears to still have feelings for his ex. In October, he posted a screenshot of Michael Jackson’s “The Lady in My Life,” letting Cassie know that he will always have love for her. “If anyone sees @cassie this weekend please tell her to listen to this song 100 times! ❤️ LOVE,” wrote Puff.

The former couple reunited under sad circumstances following the death of Diddy’s ex Kim Porter last month.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Kanye West Buys $14 Million Miami Condo for Kim Kardashian

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What do you get Kim Kardashian for Christmas? If you’re Kanye West, a $14 million condo.

The rapper surprised his wife by purchasing the luxury unit in Miami Beach’s exclusive beachfront tower Faena House. According to TMZ, the 18-story building, dubbed “Billionaire Beach Bunker,” is occupied by hedge fund tycoons and wealthy land developers.

Kanye toured the property while in town for Art Basel. He reportedly made the offer this month and surprised Kim, who has never even seen the condo, on Christmas Day.

According to Page Six, the 4,700-square-foot apartment was previously owned by Alex Blavatnik, the brother of energy billionaire Len. The four-bedroom, 5.5-bath property features a wraparound terrace and was originally listed for $15.5 million. The building boasts lavish amenities including a private gym, spa, pool, concierge, and underground parking.

The couple, who resides in Hidden Hills, Calif., has ties to Miami, where Kim once owned her Dash clothing boutique and filmed her E! reality show “Kourtney & Kim Take Miami.”

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Remy Ma and Papoose Share First Photo of Daughter

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Remy Ma and Papoose are proud parents.

After welcoming their daughter earlier this month, the couple has shared the first photo of their baby girl on Instagram. Remy is seen in her hospital bed holding her newborn. Only the back of her head can be seen and a full head of hair.

The new mom was overjoyed about her arrival. “Best Christmas present ever!!! Thank you @papoosepapoose,” Remy captioned the pic.

Remy Ma Baby

The couple’s miracle baby, nicknamed “The Golden Child,” was born Dec. 14 after what Papoose calls a “tough labor.” Just days after giving birth, Remy returned to the hospital. According to TMZ, she suffered excessive bleeding and required emergency surgery from post-birth complications.

“I’m FINALLY back home and doing much better,” she later wrote on Instagram. “The baby has been PERFECTLY fine since being born Dec. 14th and I’m resting & recovering at home. (Pap is VERY happy, on cloud 9,999).”

Papoose reposted the baby photo and gushed about the newest addition to the Mackie family. “All hail THE GOLDEN CHILD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” he said. “Wowwwwwww I still can’t believe it.”

Last year, Remy revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage and had been taking steps to ensure a successful pregnancy. This is the couple’s first child together. Remy has an 18-year-old son, Jayson, from a previous relationship, and Papoose has three children of his own.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Drake Shares Christmas Gift from Son Adonis

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Drake is one proud dad.

The rapper has kept his relationship with his son mostly private, but he couldn’t help but boast. Taking to Instagram, Drizzy revealed the framed artwork that he received from his 1-year-old son Adonis for Christmas, which shows his handprints in different colored paint.

“Adonis > Picasso don’t @ me,” wrote the proud father.

Adonis > Picasso don’t @ me 💙🎄

641.6k Likes, 68 Comments – @champagnepapi on Instagram: “Adonis > Picasso don’t @ me 💙🎄”

The artistic gene runs in the family. Adonis’ mother, Sophie Brussaux, is a painter.

Pusha-T was first to reveal that Drake fathered a son on his diss track “The Story of Adidon.” Drake would later confirm his paternity on his Scorpion album. “Yesterday morning was crazy,” he raps on “March 14.” “I had to come to terms with the fact that it’s not a maybe / That shit’s in stone, sealed and signed / She not my lover like Billie Jean, but the kid is mine / Sandy used to tell me all it takes was one time and all it took was one time.”

He met Adonis for the first time last Christmas. “I only met you one time, introduced you to St. Nick,” adds Drake on “March 14.” “I think he must have brought you like 20 gifts.”

Drake also gushed about his son during a conversation with LeBron James on HBO’s “The Shop.” “I have a son, he’s a beautiful boy,” he said, while showing James a photo. “Crazy blue eyes, baby blue eyes.”

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Safaree Samuels Engaged to Erica Mena

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All Safaree Samuels wants for Christmas is Erica Mena.

The “Love & Hip Hop” star, 37, surprised his girlfriend, 31, by proposing to her on Christmas Eve. While surrounded by friends and family at Mena’s house in Atlanta, Samuels got down on one knee and presented Mena with a diamond engagement ring.

Safaree went all out during his grand proposal, which included 20,000 rose petals and 200 candles. 112 serenaded an emotional Mena with “Cupid” and “Crazy Over You” as she entered the living room. The celebration capped off with a fireworks spectacular.

“2019 is the year of new beginnings and it’s safe to say our guy Safaree stepped up and put a ring on it,” Safaree’s rep told TMZ.

The ring, which Safaree personally designed with Trax NYC, reportedly cost $175,000 and features 14 carats in platinum.

I’m absolutely the luckiest woman in the world ❤️💍👑 A Man who has never been afraid to love me. A MAN who has been here and knows everything I been through. Everything before this- It no longer matters. ❤️💍Wedding date set. To our family and friends- Check your mailbox very soon ❤️💍 Custom made and designed by @iamsafaree & @traxnyc 💎 14CTS in Asscher cut Russian cut and a cushion cut center stone diamond – Every single detail was @iamsafaree idea ❤️💎👑 You truly are a KING 🤴🏿👑

156.5k Likes, 6,666 Comments – Erica Mena 🇩🇴🇵🇷 (@iamerica_mena) on Instagram: “I’m absolutely the luckiest woman in the world ❤️💍👑 A Man who has never been afraid to love me. A…”

Mena showed off her massive rock on Instagram and praised Samuels. “I’m absolutely the luckiest woman in the world,” she wrote. “A Man who has never been afraid to love me. A MAN who has been here and knows everything I been through. Everything before this- It no longer matters.”

The “Love & Hip Hop” stars started dating earlier this year. Safaree gushed about his wife-to-be on social media. “Wifey I see why they be mad,” he tweeted alongside a photo of her. “I really lucked up this time. I dreamed for you.”

Safaree previously dated Nicki Minaj, while Mena was engaged to Bow Wow in 2014.

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from Crown of Tha South Battle League

Monday, December 24, 2018

Kodak Black Proposes to Yung Miami in ‘Christmas in Miami’ Video

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Lil Kodak is spreading love this Christmas.

After dropping his album Dying to Live earlier this month, Kodak Black spends “Christmas in Miami” in the video for his new song.

The romantic clip, shot at Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Miami, co-stars Yung Miami aka Caresha of the City Girls. The couple shows off their chemistry, strolling through the nighttime carnival while holding hands. Kodak spits game to Miami as they cuddle up and play carnival games. He eventually gets down on one knee and proposes to her with a Ring Pop and later gifts her a Sniper Gang chain.

“Don’t embarrass me, want you to marry me,” he sings. “You all I want for Christmas.”

“Christmas in Miami” does not appear on Kodak’s new album Dying to Live, which became his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The set moved 89,000 equivalent album units in its first week.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Cardi B Explains Offset Reunion: ‘I Just Had to Get Fu**ed’

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Cardi B is not taking Offset back just yet.

The estranged couple was photographed looking happy as they rode a jet ski in Puerto Rico over the weekend, but despite the pic, the couple is not back together. On Saturday (Dec. 22), Cardi took to Instagram to set the record straight and explain the jet ski photo.

According to Cardi, the jet ski instructor tricked her into letting him take their picture on his phone and promised to delete it.

“Let me tell you something about the jet ski ni**a, right?” she said. “The instructor or whatever the fuck he is–he was taking pictures of us on his phone like, ‘Oh, I’m gonna send you these pictures so you guys can have a memory and I’m going to delete it.’ I’m like, ‘Oh OK.'”

She claims he then sold the picture to TMZ. “What type of professional shit is that?” she said before holding up the brochure of the jet ski company and warning her followers to avoid them.

An Instagram Live viewer also asked Cardi why she was with Offset in Puerto Rico to which she offered a simple explanation: “I just had to get fucked. That’s all.”

Their hookup was apparently just what she needed. “I feel rejuvenated, bitch,” she added. “Bitch, I feel fucking baptized. I feel like a brand new fucking woman.”

While they may not be getting back together anytime soon, Offset has expressed his wish to spend the holidays with Cardi and their daughter Kulture. “I want to spend Christmas with you,” he previously said. “I want to be able to spend the rest of my life with you. I apologize. I’m sorry for what I’ve done to you.”

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Video: Kodak Black – ‘Close to the Grave’

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Kodak Black confronts his demons in the dark and chilling video for “Close to the Grave.”

Dressed in a black puffer jacket, Lil Kodak walks the streets at night with a shovel in hand while grappling with life and death. He eventually stops at a pile of dirt and starts digging a grave before pouring out liquor.

“You know death right around the corner and prison my next-door neighbor,” he raps. “Feel like I’m dyin’ to live / I know we live to die, but I feel like I’m dyin’ to live.”

“Close to the Grave” appears on Kodak’s new album Dying to Live, which features Travis Scott, Offset, Juice WRLD, and Lil Pump. The album, which Drake called one of his “favorites in the last five years,” is expected to expected to debut with 60-70,000 equivalent album units.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Video: Cardi B – ‘Money’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:15 PM

Cash rules everything around Cardi B. The hip-hop superstar caps off an incredible 2018 with the epic video for her latest single “Money.”

Bardi proves she was born to flex in the money-filled clip, which finds her in a bank surrounded by bad bitches. The ladies, some topless, flaunt their fashion while stacking paper and toting money guns. They open the vault to reveal Cardi in a gold headdress and bikini.

Entertainment Weekly‘s “Entertainer of the Year” switches up her look multiple times, showcasing her assets in a glass box and cradling a baby. She goes totally nude in one scene where she sits at a white piano, with nothing but her long black hair cascading down her back.

Bardi also pays homage to her strip club roots. The former exotic dancer shows off her “Money” moves on the pole and shakes her booty as cash fills the floor.

“Money,” which is currently No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, will reportedly appear on a deluxe edition of Cardi’s debut Invasion of Privacy, set for release on Jan. 25. The album will also include the new song “Press.”

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Travis Scott Covers Rolling Stone: Talks Kylie Jenner, Stormi, & Kanye West

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:39 PM

Travis Scott lights up the cover of Rolling Stone.

Following the biggest year of his career, the “Sicko Mode” rapper invited the magazine to his hometown of Houston to get a tour of where he grew up. In between driving 110 mph in his Lamborghini and visiting his grandmother’s house, he opened up about his whirlwind year, including the birth of his daughter Stormi and relationship with girlfriend Kylie Jenner.

Scott met Jenner, who he calls the “coolest motherfucker of all time,” at Coachella in 2017 and sparked up a connection. “It got to a point where I was like, ‘I need her with me to operate. She’s that one,'” says Travis, who intends to marry the mother of his child. “We’ll get married soon. I just gotta sturdy up—I gotta propose in a fire way.”

The couple’s daughter Stormi was born in February, but he admits that he originally wanted a son. “At first I was like, ‘Man, I need a son,’ ” he reveals. “When we found out it was a girl, I was like, ‘Huhhh.’ But after a while I was like, ‘Yo, this might be the illest thing that ever happened.’ And when Stormi was born, I was like, ‘Life is fire, bro.'”

During the rare interview, Scott also discusses his older brother Marcus, who has autism. “He knows how to walk, take a shower—but he can’t really talk or articulate words or communicate to you,” says Scott, who buys him a Beyoncé CD every Christmas. “His temper sometimes is very strong. Like, I’ll be asleep and, boom, Marcus will start going crazy. Jump on me. We’ll be walking and he’ll push me. But that’s my brother, man.”

Plus, he shares his plans to “go to the Harvard School of Architecture” and his future musical endeavors, which includes putting on a play to promote the follow-up to Astroworld.

On Stormi: “We don’t let nothing come over Stormi time. Stormi Saturdays. We don’t fuck around with those. Even with me on tour, Stormi pulls up. She’ll travel. She got more stamps on her passport than a lot of motherfuckers.”

On his father: “I get my whole swag from Pop Dukes.”

On Kylie Jenner: “People don’t understand how real my girl is. How ill she is. They have assumptions, bullshit-ass remarks of what they think is going on. Nah, bro.”

On Kanye West’s Trump support: “I mean, shit, I’d tell him, ‘Bro, chill. What you gotta understand is, young black kids are looking up to you, and the message you used to preach in your earlier music? It’ll make a young black kid — it’ll make any kid — confused.’ That shit was — come on. But when Ye get on some shit, he on some shit. I don’t know if that nigga just liked the hat or what, dog. Ye deals with different shit in his life. That’s family. You don’t wanna desert your bro. Everybody go through shit. He still a dope musician. But he’s definitely hit me up about it, and I’ve told him, ‘Man, you got kids looking up to you, feel me?”

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