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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Ja Rule Calls 50 Cent a ‘Parasite’ and ‘Cancer to the Culture’

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The saga continues in Ja Rule and 50 Cent’s ongoing feud.

Taking to Instagram on Friday (April 19), Ja Rule put his longtime rival on blast. The former Murder Inc. rapper went off on the G-Unit rapper, calling him a “parasite” and a “cancer to the culture.” His words were accompanied by a video of controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan talking about a “unity party with punks.”

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THIS is why me and 50 will NEVER co exist he’s a parasite a cancer to the culture and our ppl… he comes out with music takes shots at me Kanye etc. comes out with liquor takes shots at Diddy comes out with his show takes shots at Taraji always downing his own ppl… always running his fucking yuk mouth until the smoke gets thick then you wanna make anonymous calls to the Feds and NYPD talking about you scared for your life… lmao smh then when the minister called for both of us to sit with him for hip hop unity you gave this man your ass to kiss complete definition of a SUCKER… I’m saying all this to say I will not be engaging in any more back and forth with this goofy ass nigger Curtis Ratson!!! #BootlickingkneekissingCOON #cloutchasingclown you can have all the money in the world can’t buy class… 🀷🏾‍♂️ #Iconn 12.XII.Twelve

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“THIS is why me and 50 will NEVER co exist he’s a parasite a cancer to the culture and our ppl,” said Ja, who called out 50 for taking shots at his own people. “He comes out with music takes shots at me Kanye etc. comes out with liquor takes shots at Diddy comes out with his show takes shots at Taraji always downing his own ppl… always running his fucking yuk mouth until the smoke gets thick then you wanna make anonymous calls to the Feds and NYPD talking about you scared for your life.”

He claimed that Farrakhan tried to organize a unity meeting between him and 50, but 50 turned it down. “lmao smh then when the minister called for both of us to sit with him for hip hop unity you gave this man your ass to kiss complete definition of a SUCKER…”

But he said that this will be the last time he engages his rival. “I’m saying all this to say I will not be engaging in any more back and forth with this goofy ass ni**er Curtis Ratson!!!” said Ja, adding, “#BootlickingkneekissingCOON #cloutchasingclown you can have all the money in the world can’t buy class.”

Ja’s post comes after 50 mocked him for reportedly owing $2 million in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service. “LOL come on I know he not that bright but damn,” 50 captioned a screenshot of the headline.

The rappers have been beefing for nearly 20 years and according to 50, the rivalry won’t end until one of them is dead. “It’s never over. We may take a break, but [it] ain’t over till one of us gone,” he wrote in an Instagram comment.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Snoop Dogg Honors Nipsey Hussle with Chain

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Snoop Dogg is keeping Nipsey Hussle close to him.

While The Game and Rick Ross got tattoos, the West Coast OG paid homage to his late friend with a custom necklace. Snoop showed off his new accessory, which features a photo of the 33-year-old MC in an oval pendant surrounded by diamonds with a rainbow-colored chain.

“TMCONTINUES ♿πŸ’™πŸ™πŸΎπŸ,” Snoop captioned a photo of himself wearing the chain.

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Last week, Snoop delivered a tearful tribute to Nipsey at his “Celebration of Life” memorial service at Staples Center in Los Angeles during which he also honored Nipsey’s family. “You may have lost a son, but you picked up another son in me,” he told Nipsey’s father.

Others including The Game and Rick Ross got tattoos in remembrance of the Crenshaw MC, who was shot and killed outside his Marathon Clothing store last month. Rappers like T.I., 2 Chainz, and Meek Mill have also shown their support by purchasing thousands of dollars in merchandise from his store.

Nipsey’s legacy lives on. The intersection of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard will be named “Ermias ‘Nipsey Hussle’ Asghedom Square” in his honor, while his mural appears on a public basketball court outside Crete Academy charter school in the Crenshaw District.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Justin Bieber Calls for Laura Ingraham Firing After Nipsey Hussle Comments

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Justin Bieber is calling for Laura Ingraham’s firing.

The pop superstar is the latest artist to speak out against the conservative commentator after she made disrespectful on-air comments about Nipsey Hussle on her Fox News show “The Ingraham Angle.”

During a segment on the show last week, Ingraham discussed Hussle’s memorial service and mocked YG’s 2016 song “FDT” featuring Hussle, which includes the chorus, “F**k Donald Trump.” “So…the chorus it goes on and on… Is that related to the lowest unemployment ever, basically, for African Americans?” said Ingraham before laughing about the lyrics with another on-air personality.

On Thursday (April 18), Bieber took to Instagram to blast Ingraham for her “disgusting” remarks. “Laura Ingraham absolutely disgusting what you did on national television. How dare you laugh in the face of a person who has passed on,” he wrote. “Doesn’t matter who it is. But disrespecting someone’s who was a pillar in the community and did right by people? Did you not think about the family who just lost a love one and now have to see you mock him on national television It’s absurd and you should be fired period.”

Other artists including The Game have also spoken out in the wake of Ingraham’s comments. “So lemme tell you what’s going to happen here…. @foxnews fires this disrespectful cunt by tomorrow, Monday morning or you will lose millions of viewers one person at a time until it drastically effects your ratings, views etc,” wrote Game. “If our demographic doesn’t effect that we will STOP support of ALL SPONSORS immediately !!! We are NO LONGER laying quiet while you continuously disrespect our brother, culture African Americans as a whole. I will use my platform & call on my peers to do the same.”

T.I. also weighed in with his thoughts. “This is Disgusting! You both are vile despicable, poor excuses for people,” he said, while Tank called for Ingraham’s ousting. “Disrespecting the deceased is not news! It’s just disrespect!”

Ingraham has not apologized for her remarks about Hussle, but the backlash continues to grow. A petition demanding Ingraham’s firing currently has over 44,000 signatures.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Video: Kehlani feat. 6LACK – ‘RPG’

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After linking with Ty Dolla $ign and Dom Kennedy, Kehlani teams up with 6LACK in the video for “RPG” off her mixtape While We Wait.

The video was inspired by her favorite show, Netflix’s mystery drama “The OA.” In the sci-fi-themed clip, the new mom is trapped in a glass box with a series of phones laid out in front of her. 6LACK appears in another box alongside Kehlani writing “2/19/17” on a glass board. They later meet up in another box filled with greenery.

Kehlani, who gave birth to her daughter Adeya Nomi last month, revealed that she was nearly nine months pregnant at the time of the shoot. “based onna true story & my favorite netflix show,” she tweeted.

Following the release of While We Wait in February, Kehlani is now working on her next album, which was inspired by her parents. “My next official album is a story. I’m telling stories I’ve never told,” she told Beats 1. “It’s my parents’ story articulated into mine, articulated into a gift for my daughter, so she knows where she comes from.”

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Nipsey Hussle’s Family Declines Charity, Says Kids Are Financially Secure

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Nipsey Hussle made sure his family is straight.

The family of the late rapper is politely turning down any fundraising efforts to support his children because their father has ensured their financial security.

According to TMZ, Nipsey made sure his daughter Emani, 7, and son Kross, 2, would never have to rely on other people for money.

There have been multiple crowdfunding pages set up, including the one by former NFL star Reggie Bush, who launched a GoFundMe page in hopes of raising $100,000 for Nipsey’s kids. He also personally contributed $10,000, but the fundraiser has since been removed from the internet.

Nipsey was a savvy businessman. Not only did he own his master recordings, he also owned real estate as well as his Marathon Clothing store. He also reportedly set up multiple trust funds to make sure his kids and family would never need a handout.

While the family appreciates the efforts, they want everyone to know that Nipsey’s kids are taken care of and are financially secure. Nipsey wouldn’t want it any other way, according to a family member.

Two weeks after his death, the tributes to the slain rapper continue to pour in. His mural now appears on a public basketball court outside Crete Academy charter school in the Crenshaw District, which is just blocks away from where he was killed. The mural, painted by artist Gustavo Zermeno, includes a portrait of Nipsey with the words: “The highest human act is to inspire.”

Monday, April 15, 2019

ScHoolboy Q Announces New Album ‘CrasH Talk’

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ScHoolboy Q is ready to make his return.

The TDE rapper has announced a title and release date for his long-awaited fifth album CrasH Talk, which is set for release on April 26.

Taking to social media, he shared a trailer for the project. The 40-second clip features a snippet of a new track with vocals from Kendrick Lamar. “I’ve been counting dead men / Puttin’ bodies in the sand,” raps Q while donning a paper bag over his head. “52 hunnid, one swipe, throw it away / Aye, whip, whip, whip till it’s stained on ya.”

The album, his first since 2016’s Blank Face LP, has already spawned singles including “Numb Numb Juice” and “CHopstix” featuring Travis Scott.

Speaking with Beats 1 in 2017, Q opened up about the project. “This is more so my life after I made it to the point of ScHoolboy Q,” he told Zane Lowe. “I gave you me [on past projects], but I never gave you the other side of me, the father, the dude that’s actually happy, the dude that doesn’t be in the hood just hanging out, the dude that’s trying to put his homies in position now.”

Sunday, April 14, 2019

JhenΓ© Aiko Says Her Love for Big Sean Is ‘Beyond Measure’

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JhenΓ© Aiko has nothing but love for Big Sean.

Following Nipsey Hussle’s death, Big Sean penned a touching tribute to his late friend. “We still feel your energy, thank you Nipsey,” he captioned video footage of him performing a dedication to Nipsey at the Dreamville Festival.

JhenΓ©, who performed at Nipsey’s memorial service at Staples Center on Thursday (April 11), responded in the comments with a heartfelt message to her ex-boyfriend. “you are so special. to me. to the world. while we’re both still on this planet I just to say… i love you beyond measure,” she wrote. “even tho i get big mad and u trigger the f**k out of me. u make me feel. and i appreciate that. because i thought i was dead inside.”

“my ego has no say when it comes to you. and my heart has been broke a thousand times just to expand. it always finds room for you,” she continued. “the good and the bad. i love you from this life to the next and all the other lives we’ve known each other before. imma always talk my shit but imma always have ur back.”

The couple dated for nearly three years before eventually splitting last year. Although they never publicly announced their breakup, JhenΓ© addressed her ex last month. “Me and Sean are good. i’ve got tons of love for him,” she wrote in response to an Instagram commenter.

JhenΓ© is now working on a new album, which will go beyond her relationship with Sean. “my next album is all freestyles where i touch on many subjects and relationships… past, present and future,” she explained. “I know you all love the drama and would like to think everything i do or say is about him, but i’ve been through plenty of other things and situations that i pull inspiration from when i sit down to create a song.”

Saturday, April 13, 2019

T.I. Previews Kodak Black Diss Track

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T.I. and Kodak Blast’s beef continues.

Last week, the “ZEZE” rapper stirred controversy for his insolent comments about Lauren London by saying he would wait “a whole year” before pursuing her. “Lauren London dat baby though. She finna be a whole widow out here. I’ll be the best man I can be for her,” he said just days after Nipsey’s Hussle death.

In response, T.I. put Kodak on blast for disrespecting the grieving London. “You out of pocket, ni**a. Fix that shit…quickly, expeditiously,” he told him.

As a result of his remarks, Kodak’s exhibit was removed from T.I.’s Trap Music Museum in Atlanta, prompting Kodak to lash out at the museum. “Fuck that pussy ass museum,” he said. “I ain’t give you permission to put me up anyway.”

Kodak later claimed that T.I. was only targeting him because he himself was interested in pursuing Nipsey’s late girlfriend. “Dude just wants first dibs on her,” Kodak said during an Instagram livestream. “Eat a baby dick,” he added.

Now T.I. is firing back at Project Baby with a new song on which he appears to be taking shots at him. “I’m conditioned to see the vision, you / I don’t care if you’re 81 or 22,” he raps in the clip. “All that back and forth finna get into / I said what I said and I meant it too.”

Tip continues, “Ni**a took it too far, better slow down / Your belief becomes your thoughts, then your thoughts become your word … I can only teach these ni**as the same way that I learned / And that’s a public violation / Ni**as show your ass in the mall and get your ass whooped and maced / I can show you life with no consequences, I don’t know none.”

Listen to the snippet below.

Friday, April 12, 2019

2 Chainz, Meek Mill, & T.I. Buy Up Nipsey Hussle Marathon Merch

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The outpouring of love and support for Nipsey Hussle continues.

While his city and fans worldwide continue to mourn his loss and celebrate his legacy, his Marathon Clothing store is selling out of merch.

Meek Mill and The Game are just some of the artists who are supporting their late friend by buying up T-shirts, hoodies, and hats. According to TMZ, the rappers went on a massive shopping spree at Nipsey’s famed store on Slauson Ave.

In the days leading up to Nipsey’s “Celebration of Life” at Staples Center, items have been flying off the shelves as T.I., 2 Chainz, J.R. Smith, and DeMar DeRozan dropped tons of cash in Nipsey’s honor. They refused to accept any free items and insisted on paying for the goods.

There are so many orders that the staff is having trouble keeping up with demand. Some items are already sold out. “If y’all ordered anything, it’s on the way. They’re working diligently,” said 2 Chainz.

T.I. spent a reported $10,000 and encouraged others to go online and buy the Crenshaw and Marathon-branded hoodies, sweatshirts, and tees from The Marathon Clothing web store. “Just doing my part. Your turn,” said Tip.

Fans continue to gather at The Marathon store to pay tribute to Nipsey, leaving candles, flowers, and notes for the hip-hop icon, who was shot and killed outside the shop last month.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Watch Nipsey Hussle’s ‘Celebration of Life’ Memorial

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Long live Nipsey Hussle.

Nearly two weeks after his death, thousands of family, friends, and fans will gather to pay tribute to the Crenshaw rapper during a “Celebration of Life” at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday (April 11).

Over 20,000 people are expected to attend the memorial service for the Grammy-nominated rapper, born Ermias Joseph Asghedom, who was beloved in his community for his activism and work in the community.

The two-hour ceremony, which starts at 10 a.m. PST, is expected to feature performances in Hussle’s honor. It will be followed by a 25.5-mile funeral procession that will run from downtown Los Angeles through Inglewood, South L.A., and Watts, traveling past the Marathon Clothing store, where Hussle was gunned down on March 31.

Those who are unable to attend can watch the service via a global live-stream on several platforms including BET and TIDAL.

Tickets for the service went on sale earlier this week and were gone within minutes. The only other time Staples Center has hosted a memorial for an entertainer was following Michael Jackson’s death in 2009.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Video: ScHoolboy Q feat. Travis Scott – ‘CHopstix’

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ScHoolboy Q puts on a show in the grand video for “CHopstix” featuring Travis Scott.

The black-and-white clip, directed by Nabil (Frank Ocean, SZA), takes place at a ballet. Donning a top hat, the TDE rapper entertains the well-dressed crowd at a theater while performing alongside ballerinas. A tuxedo-clad Travis plays the conductor of the symphony.

While on stage, Q catches the eye of a lady in the crowd and makes her laugh, but her man is not amused. For his final scene, he makes himself disappear in a cloud of smoke as the audience gasps.

“CHopstix” follows “Numb Numb Juice” as the latest release off ScHoolboy Q’s upcoming album. During his appearance on “The Tonight Show” last month, he revealed that the long-awaited project would be dropping very soon.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Young Thug Teases ‘Old Town Road’ Remix

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Young Thug is riding with Lil Nas X.

Just a day after “Old Town Road” topped the Billboard Hot 100, Thugger has teased his own remix to the genre-bending hit. Taking to Instagram, he posted a clip of his mix and tagged Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus.

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🀫😊 @lilnasx @billyraycyrus #ΕΈΓˆΓ‰HΓ†

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“Worked on this song a while for this kid,” tweeted Thug.

Lil Nas X, who is celebrating his 20th birthday today, also posted an image of his signature cowboy emoji next to Thug’s snake emoji, fueling rumors of a collaboration. He followed it up with a photo of them together. “WITH THE MF GOAT!” he tweeted.

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In a recent interview with TIME, X credited Thugger for starting the “country trap” movement. “I believe whenever you’re trying something new, it’s always going to get some kind of bad reception,” he said. “For example, when rap started, or when rock and roll began. But with country trap, I in no way want to take credit for that. I believe Young Thug would be one of the biggest pioneers in that.”

Last week, Lil Nas X dropped the Billy Ray Cyrus remix to “Old Town Road,” which rises from No. 15 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Kanye West Teases Nicki Minaj Collaboration ‘New Body’

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Kanye West and Nicki Minaj are cooking up another collaboration.

After first teasing the track last fall, Kanye provided another confirmation about the long-awaited Yandhi track. During last night’s episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Ye revealed how the song, tentatively titled “New Body,” came together while he was in New York for “SNL” in September.

While in the studio with Kim, Kanye called up Nicki to see if she would be interested in hopping on the track. “This is gonna be fire,” he said while FaceTiming with Minaj, who was more than excited.

“I’m gonna say some real ass shit that bitches need to hear too and that they want to say and be feeling like they can’t say,” said Nicki. “Let me start working on this because I’m really excited. And Kanye, thank you so much.”

During the episode’s airing, Kim took to Twitter to praise Nicki. “Nicki really is the goat! @NICKIMINAJ We FaceTimed her and within an hour she had written the song and it’s soooo [fire],” she tweeted.

Last October, Kanye spoke about the track, which is about body shaming. “It’s a Ye concept but I’ma say it to y’all right now. I’m taking two stigmas at once because I love taking stigmas and flipping ’em to a positive—negative energy to a positive,” he told TMZ.

This would not be the first collaboration between Kanye and Nicki. The two worked together on “Monster” and Nicki’s vocals also appear on “Violent Crimes” off last year’s ye.

Kanye has been working on his long-awaited album Yandhi. In addition to Minaj, he has reportedly been in the studio with collaborators including Lil Wayne, Migos, Timbaland, 2 Chainz, and Tee Grizzley.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Kodak Black Apologizes for Disrespectful Comments About Lauren London

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Kodak Black is backing down from his disrespectful comments about Lauren London.

During a live broadcast on Instagram on Saturday (April 6), the “ZEZE” rapper announced his plans to wait “a whole year” before pursuing Nipsey’s Hussle’s girlfriend, who is grieving the loss of the rapper.

“Lauren London dat baby though. She finna be a whole widow out here. I’ll be the best man I can be for her,” said Kodak while speaking to friends. “I’ll give her a whole year. She might need a whole year to be crying and shit for him.”

He continued, “I ain’t trying to shoot at her. I’m saying, listen. She can do two, three years. I’ll try to be like if you need a friend to holla or a shoulder to lean on. You can call my line.”

Despite some backlash, Kodak doubled down on his comments in a later Instagram Live session. “Yeah, I say what I said. Hell, you expect her to be single forever? I said give her a year to breathe and cry. Hell yeah, she a bad bitch,” he continued. “Anyone of y’all, if she tried to holla at anybody, y’all ain’t finna be like, ‘No, I can’t do it because of Nipsey.'”

His comments, which come less than a week after Nipsey was shot and killed, were met with outrage and backlash from the hip-hop community including T.I., who reprimanded him. “You out of pocket, ni**a. Fix that shit…quickly, expeditiously,” said Tip.

The Game also blasted Kodak for “disrespecting” Nipsey’s legacy. “Kodak Black and any other ni**a disrespecting my ni**a Nip name, his legacy, his family, keep my ni**a name out your f**kin’ mouth,” said the Compton rapper. “Keep his girl’s name out your fuckin’ mouth. The f**k wrong with you new ni**as. No respect havin’ ass ni**as. This new generation, ya’ll are f**ked up in the head. Stop disrespecting my ni**a’s name.”

After enraging his peers and social media with his inflammatory comments, Kodak eventually issued an apology. “If I disrespected you Lauren London, in any shape or form, I’m sorry,” he said on Instagram Live. “Even though I didn’t. And rest in peace to [Nipsey].”

“My bad, so don’t shoot,” he added. “If I disrespected Lauren London in any way even though I know I didn’t, my bad. My bad.”

But that hasn’t stopped the fallout. In the wake of his controversial remarks, L.A. radio station Power 106 has vowed to no longer play Kodak’s music.

“We stand with the family of Nipsey Hussle and are appalled by the disrespectful and poor comments made by Kodak Black,” said Power 106 DJ Justin Credible. “With that, Power 106 will not support Kodak Black’s music.”

REAL 92.3 personality Big Boy also slammed Kodak for his comments, saying that the disrespect won’t be tolerated. “I’m not here for the blatant disrespect and fake ass apologies,” said the radio host. “To disrespect the King Nipsey and The Queen Lauren, is where I draw the line.”

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I won’t disrespect my timeline posting a pic of Kodak Black. However, I will say this, I’m not here for the blatant disrespect and fake ass apologies. To disrespect the King Nipsey and The Queen Lauren, is where I draw the line. Hip Hop has been very disrespectful lately. Not only is this disrespectful to Hip Hop, but this is disrespectful to a beautiful human being, spirit and a legacy. Sometimes I feel a certain way, but I don’t publicly speak out. I just don’t fuck with the person, place or thing. This one, I can’t just keep it on a personal chill. I’ve been a child of Hip Hop for a looooooong time. Hip Hop raised me and I’ve raised Hip Hop. I’m not new to this or fake with this. I’m a soldier!!!! I’m not just Phone Taps and funny interviews. Check my pedigree. I will not stand by and let Kodak Black come between an allegiance I have with dear FRIENDS. Nipsey’s honor can’t be disrespected like this. We must put a shield around @LaurenLondon and his ENTIRE Family. We can’t allow these things to happen. Nipsey wouldn’t. We look the other way and forgive too easily. I’m a black man first and I love all that deserve my love. I’m with unity, however, we must discipline our own as well. This isn’t about radio or dropping records, that’s been done. This is about protecting a LEGACY and holding people accountable. This may not change Kodak Black now, but I pray it changes his or someone’s future. For all those out there that wanna disrespect and play with royalty, I advise you to think “THRICE”. Long live the spirit, knowledge and wisdom of Nipsey Hussle. This has to be the standard FOREVER!!! The Marathon continues 🏁🏁🏁🏁 (I’m blocking the bullshit from now on. Try me)

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London and Hussle had been together for five years and shared a two-year-old son named Kross. Earlier in the week, the grieving actress paid tribute to her best friend. “I am completely lost,” she wrote on Instagram. “I’ve lost my best friend, my sanctuary my protector my soul … I’m lost without you. We are lost without you babe. I have no words.”

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