I don’t know what is up with rappers these days! The Game and Kanye are supposed to be cool. They have worked together in the past and all that good stuff. AND YET, that has not stopped Jayceon from opening his mouth about something that probably shouldn’t be talked about – that is if you care. But, I’m thinking Game don’t. In a recent interview with The BBC, the Compton rapper suggested that he and Kimmie K did something at McDonalds.
Here’s what he said as he denounced that he and Khloe were an item:
‘Those are just rumours,’ he told DJ Charlie Sloth on BBC Radio1Extra. ‘It’s funny man cos me and Khloe we’re cool. People don’t know, but I’ve been knowing Khloe for 12 years – you know what I’m saying? I went and dated Kim for a while. A little short while. Me and Khloe are cool.’
Past romance: The Game, pictured leaving the the BBC Radio One studios on Tuesday, said he once dated Kim Kardashian but denied romancing Khloe
‘You done a thing with Kim?’ asked Sloth.
‘A little bit. A long time ago,’ replied the 34-year-old hip hop star, real name Jayceon Terrell Taylor.
‘Adult wrestling or adult cuddles?’ Sloth persisted.
‘You know what it was. We went to McDonalds twice,’ said The Game. ‘Pulled up in a drive thru.’
When quizzed whether the romance took place before Kim’s infamous relationship with Ray-J, The Game claimed not to remember and seemed keen to distance himself from his dating past.
HMMMMMMMM…Honestly, with Kim’s track record of brothers, I wouldn’t doubt Game wasn’t appealing when he was “hot” in the streets. I’m thinking they did some “making out” and Game kept it open so that he’s not a true slime ball. So, I’m wondering if Kanye will rant about The Game like he rants about journalists, bloggers, paparazzi, Sway, Charlamagne, fashion, and midgets?
Da Brat owes $3.7 million of the $6.4 million judgment against her for inflicting injuries and for the past/future loss of earnings of former NFL cheerleader Shayla Stevens.
Da Brat has been ordered by a jury to pay former NFL cheerleader Shayla Stevens $6.4 million, according to TMZ.
The amount stems from a 2007 altercation in an Atlanta nightclub in which Da Brat assaulted the one-time Atlanta Falcons cheerleader. Da Brat served more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated assault regarding the incident. She was also sentenced to 200 hours of community service and seven years of probation.
In 2009, Stevens sued Da Brat after a jury found the rapper responsible the permanent facial scarring, neurological impairment and severe mental pain Stevens suffered because of the assault.
Hip-Hop Rumors: Its Official : Drake and Rihanna Are An Item…
Drake is living the life of a playboy for real. Dude has been linked to so many chicks, its crazy. But, its being reported that he and Rihanna linked up for real in Paris. I don’t know if this is a case of the evil media blowing stuff up, but it sure seems like its the truth.
It seems like this happened at a club in Paris and they were oblivious to anything going on around them. Then, there was dinner in Parsi. And Drake DJ’d somewhere and she was there.
Young Thug was arrested in Fulton County Georgia on five charges, including reckless driving.
Young Thug was arrested in Fulton County Georgia yesterday (February 25), according to complex.com.
The rapper, whose given name is Jeffery L Williams, was booked today (February 26) on the following charges: VGCSA Possession Of A Schedule IV Controlled Substance; Driving Without Seat Belt; Reckless Conduct, Driving In Circular Or Zig-Zag Course “Laying Drags”; and Reckless Driving, according to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office’s website. Young Thug remains in police custody, according to the site.
Well, I got a tip from somebody. And it was crazy, because I had come to the conclusion that Young Thug was pretty much regarded as the first gay rapper. My sources in his camp are saying that HE’S NOT. Apparently, he ACTS gay because that is the Atlanta way. Apparently there is some “free thinking movement” in the A that is all the rage in the gay nation AND the straight nation there. So Young Thug is “passing” as gay even though he is truly not. I REPEAT – HE IS NOT GAY. I’m going to need that no more man to man “BAE” usage. LOL! But I’m no “hater.”
So, there you have it. Young Thug misses his chance at making history as another Black man in a hyper masculine field to come out as gay.
Last but not least, there is supposedly a movement to “out” Young Thug. Seem like there are those out there that definitely want to determine his sexuality and make it KNOW. I don’t think its the Pink Mafia either. I’m hearing its members of the BLACK COMMUNITY. I’m not sure what Black industry folk have to gain outing somebody. BUT…if its a WEBSITE…(hint hint) then that’s another story.
Fifty years ago after the man that would soon become Muhammed Ali “shocked the world” by winning the heavyweight title from Sonny Liston with a seventh round TKO. On its fiftieth anniversary, declassified documents reveal that the FBI had supported suspicion that the fight was fixed.
According to documents released to The Washington Times, the FBI launched an investigation into the allegation of Las Vegas gambler Ash Resnick fixing the first between Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston. The FBI alleges Resnick had connections to the mafia and mobsters such as Meyer Lansky.
The FBI’s most intriguing piece of evidence is a memo of a Houston gambler named Barnett Magids describing two phone conversation he had with Resnick days before the fight. Days before the fight, Resnick informed Magids he believed Liston would knock out Ali in the second round, but cautioned Magids to “wait until just before the fight to place any bets because the odds may come down” according to the FBI memo. Resnick’s advice turned prophetic on the day of the fight:
At about noon on the day of the fight, [Magids] reached Resnick again by phone, and at this time, Resnick said for him to not make any bets, but just go watch the fight on pay TV and he would know why and that he could not talk further at that time.
The memo states that Resnick introduced Magids to Liston at the Thunderbird, a Las Vegas hotel believed to be controlled by organized crime groups in the 60s. The memo alleges that Resnick and Liston made $1 million each from Liston losing and Ali had no knowledge of, or involvement in the fix.
Resnick died in 1989 at the age of 72 from heart failure after suffering from cancer for years. Liston was found dead at home by his wife on January 5th, 1971 from a reported heroin overdose.
LL Cool J also praises ScHoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Kid Ink, Chris Brown and Tyga.
LL Cool J, who released his debut album, Radio, in 1985, says that he is in tune with a newer crop of artists, some of whom he's collaborated with recently.
"I think there's a lot of good music out there," LL Cool J said during an appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show. "I think there are a lot of artists that are doing well. I just did a remix with a great young artists, Kid Ink. Me, Kid Ink, Chris Brown and Tyga. They remind me of me when I first started. I was happy to get on the record and do something. That remix is called 'Main Chick' and it was a lot of fun. There are a lot of great artists out there. You look at ScHoolboy Q, some of the things that Kendrick Lamar's doing, they're good. Kanye West, when he's not complaining. I love you, man, but stop complainin', B."
After laughing, LL Cool J said, "He gon' tear me up...Don't hit me," referring to Kanye West.
Robin Thicke, 36, and Paula Patton, 38, have separated after eight years of marriage, Yahoo confirms.
"We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time," the couple said in a statement.
The high school sweethearts met in Los Angeles when Thicke was just 14 and Patton, 16. They married in 2005 and welcomed their only child, son Julian Fuego, in April 2010.
The split comes after months of unfriendly rumors that the "Blurred Lines" crooner had been cheating on Patton. In August, Thicke was spotted grabbing a female fan's bottom in a Miami club and in January the sexy singer was photographed locking lips with an unknown woman at a Paris nightclub.
Despite Thicke's alleged escapades, he regularly spoke about the wonderful marriage he shared with the "2 Guns" actress and told Elle in an October interview, "The spice is not our problem. We're overspiced. We could probably take a few spices off the shelf."
Clearly, the spice shelf has been cleaned out — at least for now.
Thicke, who is currently out on his "Blurred Lines" tour, canceled his show at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida on Saturday and claimed he was ill. However, a source tells "The Insider With Yahoo" that Thicke "had been having vocal issues … but also wanted to come back to Los Angeles to be with his son and family while the family made the final decision to go forward with the announcement of the separation."
The singer was spotted at Disneyland on Sunday with his son, but Patton was nowhere to be seen.
There is no immediate word on divorce plans. "Robin loves Julian fiercely and didn't care about losing the $500,000 [as a result of] canceling [his show] to be with his son," a source told "The Insider."
Thicke is scheduled to resume his tour on Tuesday in North Carolina.
According to reports, firefighters were called to tackle a blaze that started in the bedroom of the first floor unit. Easterling was dead on arrival. Police say Easterling was shot in the throat and chest, and according to an autopsy he died from the gunshots and not the fire.
The cause of the fire and the shooting are under investigation.
Jermaine Dupri's former Dieniahmar Music business partner, Eddie Weathers, files a $1 million lawsuit against the rapper-producer.
Jermaine Dupri was served with a $1 million lawsuit in January, according to RadarOnline. Dupri's former Dieniahmar Music LLC partner, Eddie Weathers, filed the civil lawsuit against the producer-rapper.
Weathers says that Dupri, whose real name is Jermaine Mauldin, kept him out of a deal that cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties, according to legal documents. Weathers says he and Dupri agreed to share profits from the company when they established it in 2005. According to court documents, their partnership was symbolized in their company's name as "the name of the company was derived from the birth names of Weathers’ and Mauldin’s children Eddie Jr., Shaniah and Kamar."
In 2006, Dupri began a co-publishing deal with EMI Music, a deal that Weathers says he was not involved in. Weathers says Dupri told him that “he was the sole owner in Dieniahmar when in fact he was not,” according to the report. Dupri reportedly received royalties from EMI from 2006 to 2013 without always paying Weathers.
Nevertheless, in April 2008, Weathers received a payment of $275,752.97, according to the report, which was represented two years of backpay royalties. The check came from Mauldin's new business manager at the time. Weathers says that when Dupri hired Willie Carter, a new business manager, in 2011, the payments either did not arrive, arrived at a fraction of what he was owed or arrived late.
In April 2013, Weathers says Dupri told him that he planned to sell Dieniahmar Music to EMI. Weathers says he was promised $238,000 in this deal, but only received a $10,000 wire from Dupri.
“To date, Dieniahmar, Mauldin, and Carter have failed to pay Weathers the $250,000 and all other monies due and owed to Weathers,” the court documents say.
Another day and another reality TV star is called out for lack of child support. Today (February 21), Steven A. “Stevie J” Jordan was served a subpoena to appear in Family Court over unpaid child support payments.
Stevie was served the subpoena at his new restaurant, “Sleazy & Zino” by Project Child Support, a foundation which helps custodial parents with collections. The subpoena stipulates that Stevie must provide a recent pay stub, W-2 wage and tax documents with most recent filed federal and state income tax returns. This stipulation could change the conditions of his child support payment as Bennett, in an interview with The Urban Daily in November, alleged that Stevie was using duplicitous tactics to avoid paying more child support:
Another thing is that a lot of his monies were being kept in businesses. When you change the name, it’s hard to continue to track those businesses. He changes the business name every two years. Also, he moves money and puts it in other peoples’ names. That’s what I think is happening. That’s what I’ve come up with because he does have companies.
Back in October of 2013, Carol Bennett sued Stevie J for over $1 million in back taxes and accused him of missing over 160 payments by November of 2013. In December, Stevie J denounced the lawsuit in an interview with Sister 2 Sister ion the grounds that she made no mention of suing him when they were together two weeks prior:
Nah! I mean let me know what’s going on. Let me know the play. I didn’t know the play. It’s just like, ‘Okay. I thought we was cool. I just hit you with some racks and some bands!
Soulja Boy: "I done been to jail before, but not for this long of a time.
Recently, Soulja Boy said that he was preparing to go to jail. Following the Twitter post regarding this, Soulja Boy spoke with XXL about his thoughts on the matter.
"I ain't scared," said Soulja Boy, who is headed to jail on a gun charge. "It just is what it is. I done been to jail before, but not for this long of a time...So, it is what it is. I gotta deal with life...I've had a lot of success. I just look at this as a minor bump. I'll get focused back on the music after it's over with."
Soulja Boy's success in music is one reason the rapper feels he is being "targeted" by law enforcement officials, he says.
"I just feel like I'm a young, successful rapper," Soulja Boy said. "I do a lot of stuff. Instead of me being targeted or me being put through the whole situation, there's other criminals and other stuff going on that they can be attacking instead of focusing on me...I got a name and they go after anybody with a name."
As reported February 17, Soulja Boy announced that he is set to go to jail. "5 more days until I go to jail. Appreciate everyone who was there for me while I needed y'all," Soulja Boy said at the time.
The suit contains a section alleging that Minaj “and her agents [shunned] Mr. Davidson and [took] active steps toward hurting his career.” Both CNN and Time report that the complaint includes the acknowledgement that the client, who worked previously for Patti LaBelle and Remy Ma, began work for Minaj in early 2010 as a wig designer before terminating work for the emcee in 2013. Minaj’s Davidson designed wigs, which were worn at public appearances such as Hot 97’s Christmas Concert in 2010 and MTV’s VMA awards the same year, later inspired retail items offered via Minaj’s own wig line without Davidson’s consent. “Without Mr. Davidson’s knowledge and consent, Maraj surreptitiously cut Mr. Davidson out of their wig venture and misappropriated his wig designs to pursue the wig venture on her own,” the suit alleges, referencing Minaj’s given name Onika Maraj. In a later section, the suit notes that as the client “was attempting to move on with his career, to his surprise, later in 2013, he discovered that Maraj took a number of his popular wig designs, without his consent, and used them to start her own wig line.”
The suit names Minaj as well as her Delaware registered Pink Personality LLC as plaintiffs. In an interview with CNN, Davidson’s lawyer described the motivation behind the suit. "Nicki Minaj is reaping great success and financial bounty reward for Terrence's creative expertise, and he is entitled to participate in that," he said. "Someone's got to stand up for the artist. We applaud the fact that she's making millions, but she's also got to pay bounty to those whose creative designs she's making millions off of." Separately, Davidson’s lawyer, Christopher Chestnut, explained to CNN the gravity of the suit. "On its face you might think, what this guy is suing over wigs," he said. "But we really have to consider this in context. Hair is a multibillion-dollar industry, but moreover these are not your grandma's wigs. These are eclectic. They are decadent, and they are creative. This is about a brand that Terrence has built."
The suit references specific wig designs like The Pink High Top Wig, the VS Wig, and a Nicki Minaj Pink Bun Wig available via Target as examples of the stolen designs. Davidson also alleges that, with Minaj, he planned to launch a collaborative business based on the wig designs that was to include the production of a reality show before the star and her management distanced themselves from the wig artist.
While a URL presumably registered by Minaj’s Pink Personality advertises a space as “Coming Soon,” the rapper has used her name and brand to sell wigs online through retailers such as Target and her own website. Speaking with Time, Davidson’s lawyer added that the suit is “a classic David versus Goliath situation.” Both Time and CNN report having reached out to Minaj for comment.
Forbes magazine has been crowning “Hip Hop Cash Kings” for the past seven years. Some of the heavyweights in the game like Jay Z, Diddy, and Dr. Dre have made the publication’s annual list of top earners in rap.
Forbes is now acknowledging 10 rappers under the age of 30 that are on the cusp of reaching the throne with its new “Hip Hop Cash Princes” list.
“These ten artists are the rising stars with the best chance of vaulting to the next level of commercial viability—and they’re the ones most likely to make the leap to the Cash Kings list in the near future,” states Forbes.
The 2014 Hip Hop Cash Princes list includes A$AP Rocky, Azealia Banks, Big Sean, Chance The Rapper, French Montana, J. Cole, Meek Mill, Travis Scott, Tyga, and Wale.
The finalists were chosen by rap music industry insiders Bryan “Birdman” Williams, and Fab 5 Freddy, Kevin Liles along with Forbes reporters Natalie Robehmed and Zack O’Malley Greenburg.
50 Cent and G-Unit reportedly sign exclusive worldwide distribution and services agreement with Caroline/Capitol/UMG.
50 Cent announced today (February 20) that he and G-Unit Records have signed an exclusive worldwide distribution and services agreement with Caroline/Capitol/UMG, according to The Sacramento Bee.
This marks 50 Cent's departure from Interscope Records, Aftermath Entertainment and Shady Records, where 50 Cent spent 12 years. His discography as a part of Shady/Aftermath/Interscope includesGet Rich or Die Tryin', The Massacre, Curtis andBefore I Self Destruct, all of which will continue to be marketed and sold by Shady/Aftermath/Interscope, according to the report.
50 Cent, who is now an independent artist according to the Washington Post, thanks Dr. Dre and Eminem in a statement. Dr. Dre and Eminem run Aftermath Entertainment and Shady Records, respectively.
"I have had great success to date with Shady/Aftermath/Interscope and I'd like to thank Eminem and Dr. Dre for giving me an incredible opportunity," 50 Cent said in a statement, as per Associated Press. "I've learned so much from them through the years. I am excited to enter this new era where I can carry out my creative vision."
In 2012, 50 Cent said he was unhappy with his label situation. "I have lost all faith in the team I’m on," he said. "I have nothing left to say I will not be promoting my music...I’m going to deliver this album then. I have a film I wrote to focus on I’m not upset I’m just convinced this is not how I want to remembered.”
Tony Yayo also says that he "layed my life down for the unit."
Tony Yayo posted a series of comments on Instagram saying that G-Unit has broken up.
“to much stress i flew the world already dropped an album time to try new things and the unit not together fuck it,” the rapper wrote on one Instagram message, per allhiphop.com.
“To many bitch ass niggas want you to brown nose all the time homie,” Tony Yayo wrote in another post.
“50 ain’t rocking with me and Banks the same I layed my life down for the unit but you live and learn,” Tony Yayo said in another post.
The Instagram comments come on the heels of 50 Cent announcing today (February 20) that he and G-Unit Records have signed an exclusive worldwide distribution and services agreement with Caroline/Capitol/UMG.
"Both myself and Shady Records are grateful to have had the chance to play a part in 50's career," Eminem says in a statement, according to Associated Press. "Shady simply would not be what it is without 50 Cent.”
Tony Yayo, who recorded with 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Young Buck, among others, while with G-Unit, also sent a series of Tweets regarding friends and loyalty yesterday (February 19), which are as follows:
Terrance Howard is slated to portray a record label executive in the forthcoming "Empire" television program.
Terrence Howard will portray a Rap record company executive in Empire, a Fox television series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Empire is billed as a family drama set in the world of a Hip Hop empire and will feature Howard portraying Lucious Lyon. The character is "charismatic, tough, wise and a superstar in the music industry who oversees Empire Entertainment and is about to take the company public,” the article says. "Raised on the streets, he has never backed away from a fight and will resort to any measures, fair or foul, to defend his beloved Empire.”
Howard appeared last year in Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which also featured David Banner, and was written by Danny Strong and was directed by Daniels. Strong is slated to write Empire, while Daniels is scheduled to make his television directing debut with the program.
OutKast's Big Boi also confirms involvement in HBO's "Game of Thrones" mixtape.
OutKast made headlines in January, when they announced more than 40 festival dates set to take place in 2014, but that news is not a sign of an album to come from the duo, Big Boi says.
"No, we're just doing the tour only just for the fans," Big Boi says in an interview with REVOLT. "That’s all it is, a tour. I got a solo album I’m working on, but it's just the OutKast 20-year anniversary, just a way for us to celebrate for our fans, but there is no album in the works."
Big Boi Announces Game Of Thrones Mixtape Involvement
While there isn't a planned OutKast project, Big Boi says he is looking forward to his tour, a mixtape and his upcoming solo album.
"I’m working on it right now, trying to get it ready for the end of the year," Big Boi says of his solo album. "Definitely the mixtape is coming...We also got Common and Wale and more surprise artist on the mixtape...It’s a Game of Thrones mixtape. I’m just apart of it. It should be out in the next couple of weeks. Catch the Throne. That's where it's at."
WOW. It is basically open season on young Black men, these days. You really can’t say its a theory or a concept anymore. There is a new case that resembles Trayvon and Jordan Davis. A kid was running with a hoodie on and a man, Claudius Smith, shot him. The difference here is that Claudius Smith is African American. This has not stopped him from evoking “Stand Your Ground” based on his fear. The other difference from Trayvon Martin and Zimmerman is that this Black man has already been charged and arrested. This dude was 32 and the man he killed was 21. Read the BS from Political Blind Spot.
Another potential “Stand Your Ground” shooting recently occurred in Florida. An Orlando man shot and killed a 21-year-old who was allegedly running through (or from, depending on who you ask), his yard. But the young man had not stolen anything, nor broken in to anyone’s home. He was literally just running. He had not threatening anyone, but Claudius Smith nevertheless said that he was afraid that this running youth was a burglar.
That’s when he decided to stalk him, and shoot him. Is this starting to sound familiar? Smith followed the young man over a fence into a neighboring apartment complex. When police arrived, they found 21-year-old Ricardo Sanes dead in the grass, surrounded by six .45-caliber shell casings.
In a confession documented in the Orlando Police Department report Smith said that he was afraid of his victim “because his pants were falling down”. This, Smith explained, must have meant that the “fleeing” young man was “armed.” The irony that Smith himself was armed, was apparently lost on the shooter.
As well, Smith explained that Sanes “had his hands in the pocket” of his hooded sweatshirt, another piece of attire that Smith said indicated the young man was up to no good.
While the similarities with the killing Trayvon Martin are obvious to most, where this case differs is that Smith has already been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Nevertheless, this is Florida, and a judge may still grant him “Stand Your Ground” immunity from prosecution. It’s happened before, and you had better believe it can happen again.
George Zimmerman will stand his ground…until death threats start being hurled at him and his family. According to TMZ, the murderer of Trayvon Martin has left Miami after death threats emerged.
According to reports, after Zimmerman recorded an interview with Univision and Fusion last Tuesday (February 11th), he took himself, his girlfriend, her child and brother to the beach where they were allegedly harassed. The alleged harassment included an unnamed individual shouting that a $10,000 bounty was on George Zimmerman’s head. Zimmerman fled the city of Miami the following day.
In his interview with spanish language Univsion, Zimmerman stated he suffers from “post traumatic stress disorder” (PTSD) and lives in a constant state of fear following his acquittal in the murder case of Trayvon Martin. He spoke with CNN about how his death threats attribute to his alleged PTSD:
I have a lot of people saying that, you know, they guarantee that they’re going to kill me and I’ll never be a free man
Zimmerman also claims that he is homeless after he racked up over $1.5 million in lawyer fees. Zimmerman’s defense attorney Mark O’Mara stated that him and his law firm needed $500,000 to even start the case, started the George Zimmerman Defense Fund and raised the majority of the money, which did not include their individual payments.
R.Kelly is reportedly thousands in arrears for back child support to his ex-wife.
Andrea Kelly, the singers former better half, says kelly has missed the $20,833 per-moth support due.
The singer also fell behind last year for more than $100,000, but brought the payments current.
The singer also faces jail time if he fails to appear at a separate child-custody date on March 27 after missing the first November assignment, A judge said the singer could get 30 days to six months in jail if he fails to appear.
A source told the New York Post that the situation is serious for the embattled singer.
“The judge was clear in November that he wasn’t happy R. Kelly didn’t show up. His lawyer is worried the judge could lock Kelly up if he doesn’t show this time, but he can’t reach his client,” a source told the paper.
Well, that was rather quick. Less than a month after the original broke the record for the biggest January opening weekend ($47.8 million), the sequel to Ride Along has been confirmed to be in the works.
According to Deadline, Ride Along 2 will have the same director (Tim Story) and scriptwriters (Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi) as the original. Rumors of negotiations for Ride Along 2 surfaced last April, nine months before the original premiered in January.
Ride Along, made on a $25 million budget, has already grossed over $120 million worldwide in less than six weeks. Deadline reports that only 3% ($3.6 million) of Ride Along‘s international gross comes from foreign box offices. In effort to increase their international revenue, Ride Along 2 will reportedly include more multicultural characters.
No looking a*s n*ggas but Nicki Minaj’s use of an iconic Malcolm X photograph has some very important people looking. Yesterday (February 14th), members of Malcolm X’s family and estate sent statements denouncing her use of the historic photo of Malcolm X looking out the window holding a gun.
Calling Nicki Minaj’s use of the photo that was featured in a 1964 issue of Ebony “disrespectful”, Malcolm X’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz disassociated her family from Nicki’s actions. In a statement obtained by New York Daily News, Shabazz spoke on the controversy:
Ms. Minaj’s artwork for her single does not depict the truth of Malcolm X’s legacy, is completely disrespectful, and in no way is endorsed by my family.
Nicki Minaj responded to the controversy the day before Shabazz (February 13th) by removing the photo from her social media pages. She apologized to Malcolm X’s estate and then responded by addressing the hypocrisy in the treatment of the term “n*gga” in a statement on her personal Instagram account:
The word “n*gga” causes so much debate in our community while the “n*gga” behavior gets praised and worship.
“It was a lot of misconfusion at the end of the day because me and his personally never had an issue and I think that was one of the reasons we were able to really resolve this problem because we never really personally had an issue,” Rick Ross says during an interview with HuffPost Live. "Amongst bosses, you know we like to call it, ‘That rapper stuff.' Real bosses get over that and that’s what we did and I’m happy we was able to do that and set the examples for some of the younger bosses that’s coming up and let ‘em know it’s all about making that positive progress."
Rick Ross and Jeezy collaborated on the recently released "War Ready," a selection off Ross' upcoming Mastermind album, a collaboration that followed a feud between the two rappers. A rift between Jeezy and Ross dates back to at least 2010. In 2012, the two were involved in a scuffle. Footage of the brawl between Jeezy and Ross can be seen here.
“We had past differences and you know we put that to the side, being true bosses, and to do something big for the culture, which is bigger than both of us,” Rick Ross says during the HuffPost Live interview. "Here we have it, ‘War Ready.’”
Rick Ross said the collaboration is also part of his growth.
“MMG and Ricky Rozay, I’m expanding and getting bigger every day,” he says. "It’s a lot of other entrepreneurs that’s doing the same and Jeezy is one, so it was just time for us to come together. Let’s capitalize and something big happen for the game, for Hip Hop for the culture and we may be doing something else. You never know."
Chris Brown faces a lawsuit for an alleged assault during a basketball game he participated in.
Singer Chris Brown is being sued for allegedly assaulting a man during a basketball game he and Brown participated in.
According to a lawsuit filed by Malcolm Ausbon Thursday, February 13 (via AllHipHop), Brown and his four-man entourage threatened to assault Ausbon, retreated and then commenced to assault him along with Brown once the game resumed. The suit alleges that Ausbon called a foul on Brown. The singer subsequently threatened to “put these hands on you.”
Ausbon is suing Brown, the unidentified members of his entourage and 24 Hour Fitness for unspecified damages claiming he was the victim of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence. After the alleged assault, Malcolm Ausbon was rushed to the emergency room sustaining injuries to his face, neck, head, back, ribs and legs.
The lawsuit also claims Brown was a member of the Bloods street gang and that members of Brown's entourage chimed in during the incident and stated, "If you fuck with Chris, you fuck with us."
Chris Brown is no stranger to controversy or suits claiming assault. If fact, Brown already has two upcoming court dates scheduled. The first, on February 20, regarding an alleged assault of a man outside a Washington D.C. hotel and the second, on the 28th, related to his probation violation in connection with the D.C. assault. That date, Brown is slated to be in a Los Angeles court for the hearing.
Either someone slipped truth serum into Drake’s tea or he is just really feeling himself. A day after Rolling Stone revealed that Drake said Macklemore’s Grammy text to Kendrick was “wack as f*ck”, Drake is back and critiquing Kanye West’s Yeezus.
In the interview, Drake not only says that Kanye West’s lyrical level on Yeezus was inconsistent but said that it was so bad even a certain rapper would not say those lyrics:
There were some real questionable bars on there. Like that ‘Swaghili‘ line? Come on, man. Even Fabolous wouldn’t say some sh*t like that.
Drake did go on to say that Kanye is the reason he has a career and that he “loves everything about that guy.”
Drake also discussed his relationship with Rihanna, whom he was linked to since 2010. In June of 2010, Drake told The New York Times that he was a “pawn” to Rihanna as she disappeared after they hooked up. A week after, Drake clarified those comments to MTV News by saying it was rare for a woman to “makes me feel nervous or makes me feel small.” In his latest Rolling Stone interview over three and a half years later, Drake is a changed man when it comes to pursuing Rihanna:
She’s the ultimate fantasy. I mean, I think about it. Like ‘Man, that would be good’. We have fun together, she’s cool and shit. But we’re just friends, she’s my dog for life. I’m not after p*ssy like I was three years ago, when I was trying to make up for all the years when no girl would talk to me. But I haven’t met somebody that makes everybdy else not matter.
UPDATE: Drake has sent a message to his Twitter account to address his comments in the latest interview:
I never commented on Yeezus for my interview portion of Rolling Stone. They also took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue.
Lil Kim may be pregnant but she wants to make it clear that she is still a performer at the end of the day. At last night’s (February 13) The Blonds fashion show, Lil Kim announced her pregnancy to the crowd before her performance.
After telling the crows that she’s “a mom, but I can turn it up a little” she dedicated her performance of “Lighters Up” to the Notorious B.I.G:
Kim also spoke with Us Weekly about her pregnancy and reassured everyone that being a mom will not change the ferocious lyricist we have have known for over 18 years:
I’m still going to be hardcore. The baby has made me even more of a beast!
Check out US Weekly‘s photo of a pregnant Lil Kim:
In June, Cee Lo said during an exclusive listening session for the Goodie Mob's Age Against The Machine album in Los Angeles, California that he hopes Andre 3000 can channel his emotions into his work. "I'm hoping this really makes him angry enough to be artful again," Cee Lo said during the listening session. "That's what I want for him."
Rihanna files a lawsuit against her former accountant for "gross mismanagement."
Rihanna says she was "effectively bankrupt" by the end of 2009, according to TMZ. Rihanna has filed a gross mismanagement lawsuit against her former accountant, who, she says, made decisions to negatively impact her finances at the time.
New legal documents indicate that Rihanna had $11 million at the start of 2009. Her accountant made decisions that left her with $2 million by year's end, she says. Some of those decisions are mentioned in TMZ's report.
According to the report, for instance, her accountant approved her buying a new home, which she later sold for a $2 million loss. Her 2009 tour, Last Girl On Earth Tour, was also losing money at the time, but Rihanna says that her accountant did not notify her of the losses.
Although Suge Knight denies making threats at a Los Angeles marijuana dispensary, the incident is being investigated by law enforcement officials. Alleged footage of the altercation released.
Suge Knight denies allegedly threatening a marijuana dispensary clerk over a dispute regarding a promotional appearance, according to TMZ.
Law enforcement officials say they responded to a call at a Los Angeles dispensary where Suge Knight allegedly threatened an employee by saying, "I will kill you." Knight is reportedly being investigated for felony criminal threats as a result.
Knight denies threatening anybody at the dispensary, according the report. He acknowledges a disagreement over the dispensary's alleged refusal to compensate him for what he believed was going to be a promotional appearance.
Drake recently spoke about the text message Macklemore sent Lamar and said "that shit was wack as fuck."
"I was like, 'You won. Why are you posting your text message? Just chill. Take your W, and if you feel you didn't deserve it, go get better. Make better music,'" Drake says in an interview with Rolling Stone. "It felt cheap. It didn't feel genuine. Why do that? Why feel guilt? You think those guys would pay homage to you if they won?"
Drake says Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' wins at the Grammy Awards were an example of "how the world works."
"He made a brand of music that appealed to more people than me, Hov, Kanye and Kendrick," Drake says. "Whether people wanna say it's racial, or whether it's just the fact that he tapped into something we can't tap into. That's just how the cards fall. Own your shit."
Macklemore's text message to Kendrick Lamar also made Drake feel "funny" because he felt the sentiments should have been extended to more people.
"To name just Kendrick?" Drake says. "That shit made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages."
“In terms of the people that are voting on those ballots, filling out those bubbles, we have an unfair advantage due to race, due to the fact we had huge radio success, due to the fact that our name was circulating more in a pocket in the industry of people filling out that ballot,” he said. "This is not like aRap Radar poll, like a 2DopeBoyz poll. This is not a Hot 97 poll. This is the Grammys. This is many different types of people. All different age groups filling out a ballot where they might not necessarily know the genre.”
Nicki Minaj's next album will purportedly be titled The Pink Print.
Though the title had previously been mentioned as a possibility, it appears to have now been confirmed.
Minaj's latest music video for the track "Lookin' Ass Nigga," released today (February 12), is captioned with the text, "Nicki Minaj releases a new track off the upcoming Young Money album 'Rise Of An Empire' & Upcoming Album Solo 'The Pink Print.'"
The Pink Print will be the follow-up to 2012's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which spawned hit singles "Beez in the Trap," "Starships," and more.In November, she spoke about the sound of the upcoming album. "I already started, and I'm going home, actually tomorrow to really start," she said. "Like, I'm taking two months to just lock in. So I'm really excited, and the people that have been working with now have been people that I haven't worked with before, so it's like they're bringing a new sound to the album that I've never experimented with."