Minister Marion Hall Says Critics Are Why She Don’t Post More Photos

Minister Marion Hall, formerly Lady Saw, says social media critics are to be blamed for her not wanting to share more photos.

The former Queen of Dancehall, who is now a minister, has once again sparked controversy about how a Christian should be adorned, following a now-deleted post on social media. The former “Queen of the Dancehall” posted a picture of herself on Instagram on Monday, April 4, clad in a white mini dress showing some serious cleavage. She paired her outfit with a plaid jacket, a white handbag, and heels creating a look that shocked many.

In the caption, she wrote, “I wanted to post my pictures from Saturday when I went out to eat by the beach, However, I held back because I know some of you will judge me over my outfit. Don’t even start!!!”

The picture has since been circulating on social media, with critics showing their distaste in the Minister’s outfit, while others expressed that it’s not their place to judge.

Some social media users speculated that the photo was reminiscent of her days as Dancehall veteran ‘Lady Saw,’ while others just found the photo “too sexy” for a minister.

Beneath Hall’s original post, fans and followers showed nothing less than love and appreciation, but perhaps the attention that the post had garnered led her to delete it some hours later.

This is not the first time that the Minister has come under public scrutiny for her attire, and perhaps, it was these same critics she was warning, “don’t even start!”

In early February, the gospel deejay had to clap back at critics who condemned her for wearing a low-cut blouse. The Minister, who was in Miami on a lunch date with her friends, captioned that post, ‘Public service announcement for the holier-than-thou fashion police, Minister Marion Hall is a sexy Christian.”

Hall later posted a video on social media addressing the trolls who questioned her faith, saying, “God cares for what is behind the heart…not my boobs. If that’s all you see I guess they look good right? I’m still a Christian. I’m still Marion, not Lady Saw.… I’m so blessed and I love my body… I’m a sexy Christian.”

However, amid the recent criticisms, Hall says she will be holding back on what she shares on social media. What do you think of her latest photo?

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Yungeen Ace Details His Encounter With 6ix9ine At His Show

Yungeen Ace is continuing to deny that he had a run-in backstage with fellow rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine during the rapper’s concert.

In and Instagram live stream with DJ Akademiks, 6ix9ine claimed that Florida rapper Yungeen Ace was backstage his show in Miami last week. 6ix9ine also claimed that the rapper, who he’s had beef with, walked right by him and did not step to him.

The beef between the two first started when Yungeen Ace called out Tekashi 6ix9ine for snitching and said he didn’t respect him. Ace did make a point, however, that he would work with 6ix9ine if given the opportunity as it was just business. Needless to say, the comment didn’t sit well with Tekashi, who was recently released from prison after serving a reduced sentence in exchange for his testimony which implicated several members of his former gang.

Speaking in the interview with DJ Akademiks, Tekashi said, “F*ck all that. Yungeen Ace was at my show yesterday. F*ck all of the things that we talking about. Street rappers were at my show yesterday. If they want the static, I was there. He was at the show. He was backstage, he seen me, everything.”

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The “Who I Smoke” rapper responded to Tekashi on his Instagram story, sharing the post with 6ix9ine’s claim and writing, “Mann dis ni**a so cap bra [laughing emoji]..wdf.”

Yungeen Ace’s denial story was sadly short-lived, as DJ Akademiks, who the rapper has also had beef with, later dug up a photo that showed the rapper was indeed at the Trillerfest event where Tekashi performed.

Yungeen Ace later explained the encounter in a live stream, saying he did see Tekashi, but the encounter did not quite happen how 6ix9ine said it did.

In the video, Ace said, “that ni**a was scared as f**k man.. then the nigga said he ain’t know me but he seen me in there. These ni**as trippin. This ni**a was in a car. This ni**a rolled past only time I seen this guy.”

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Ace went on to say that Tekashi was masked up, with his chains tucked, and he was basically hiding in his car.

Fans have since been calling out Ace, stating that he’s a straight-up liar. One user commented, “Thought he wasn’t there?” while another added, “You said you never seen him.”

On the other hand, one Tekashi 6ix9ine supporter declared, “THEY ALL TALK HOT ON THE INTERNET BUT CAN’T EVEN TOUCH HIM IN REAL LIFE.”

Fans are now anxiously awaiting 69’s response to the ‘he said, he said’ saga.

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Govana And Fivio Foreign Link Up For A “Movie”

Govana and Fivio Foreign drop the visual for their new collaboration, “Movie.”

While Jamaica remains under curfew, the dancehall hitmaker traveled to Brooklyn to shoot the video with fast-rising New York rapper Fivio Foreign. The JLShotThat-directed cut saw Govi pulling up to a block party where Fivio and his crew were enjoying refreshments with plenty of females strutting their stuff. The cut was shot last month, and the two artists have been teasing it over the past several weeks.

“See me out with me army we do this all day / Nineties to conace nah say floss yeah / Hallow tip in a the cartridge fi the 40 / Me a roll with some Haitians so braff yeah / Get paid in six figure tell a b*tch ni**a / Next time address me by me last name,” Govana spits.

Govana has cemented himself as one of the leading artists of the current generation of dancehall acts. The 4th Genna deejay has been steadily building out his catalog over the past few years while showing both class and experience anytime he decides to put out a record.

Fivio Foreign spent the last decade steadily building a name for himself in the hip hop scene. He was originally known as Lite Fivio while rapping in the underground scene in New York, but would later change his name to Fivio Foreign in 2013. The move proved to be good for the now 31-year-old rapper who has since scored some big hits, including his appearance on Drake’s “Demons” last year, which peaked at 34 on the Hot 100 chart.

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Meek Mill Shares Photo Of His Son Czar With Milano Flexing Big Chain & Burberry

Meek Mill son with Milano is flexing his jewelry and designer gears.

On the eve of his first birthday, Meek Mill is celebrating his baby boy. The rapper took to Instagram to celebrate the significant milestone today (May 5). In the celebratory post shockingly accompanied by a photo of Czar, Meek said, “Happy bday czar love you tomar your first big day!!!! [diamond emojis] can’t wait to see you love you!!!” Czar is pictured wearing a white button-front shirt that is open, blue jeans, Burberry bucket hat, and diamond chains.

The baby boy is Meek Mill’s son from a short-lived relationship with entrepreneur and designer Milan Harris, also known as Milano. The two secretly dated for several months before it was revealed that she was carrying the rapper’s child. Unfortunately, they separated shortly after the child’s birth in July of last year.

Addressing the breakup, Meek Mill at the time said, “Me and Milano decided to remain friends and build our child as separate parents … we still have mad love for each other but we both came to a understanding.”

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He added, “no fall out either just moving forward! Still love! This for protection so social media wont think we moving wrong.”

Prior to dating Milano, Meek Mill dated Nicki Minaj. The couple dated for two years before breaking it off in 2016. Minaj subsequently married Kenneth Petty in October 2019. They recently welcomed a baby boy of their own last September.

Czar is Meek’s third child. The rapper has two sons – Murad and Rihmeek from a previous relationship.

Czar shares his birthday with his dad, who will be turning 34 years old tomorrow. In announcing the birth of his baby boy last year, Meek mentioned that they shared a special bond. He tweeted, “Milano dropped me off a king on my birthday! #thebestgift”

Fans have joined in with Meek Mill in celebrating his son. One Instagram user commented, “Awww he look like Papi… happy birthday big boy.” Another commented, “He’s so adorable [heart emojis].”

Fans also highlight that this is the first time they’ve gotten a glimpse of the baby. They have now gone on to speculate that Meek and Milano must be having a fallout as they doubt she granted him permission to post the photo. Since his birth, Milano has made it a point to disguise the baby’s identity in photos.

Either way, we’re all glad we finally got to set our eyes on their adorable baby boy. Happy birthday, Czar!

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G Herbo Hit With New Charge For Lying To Feds in Fraud Case: Reports

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts has filed another charge against G Herbo as his fraud case gets underway.

G Herbo, whose real name is Herbert Wright III, has been charged for lying and failing to notify authorities that he is familiar with one of his co-defendants in the ongoing fraud case. Herbo allegedly lied to a federal agent while he was being interviewed.

According to the authorities, Herbert Wright III, also known as Herbo, Lil Herb and G Herbo-(his most common rap moniker), and ‘Herbert Light,’ “knowingly and willfully made the following materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements and representations in a matter within the jurisdiction of the executive branch of the Government of the United States, that is, during a voluntary interview with a special agent of the United States Secret Service and a special agent of the (FBI),” the document reads, according to The Shade Room.

The co-defendant in question is Antonio Strong, who is a known friend and business associate of G Herbo. The charges read that G Herbo did not tell the federal agent interviewing him that he gave Strong money nor that he received anything of value from him, and he also denied a direct connection to Strong.

The FBI alleges that G Herbo and Strong have been friends since 2016, and the two shared a close relationship with frequent contact. It is also alleged that he gave Strong money and received “private jet charters, luxury accommodations, and exotic car rentals” from him in exchange.

Now, the authorities are moving to connect the current charge against Herbo to the original fraud case. There should be no issues with doing this, as Herbo had signed an earlier document approving this. It’s unclear what his defense position is regarding the new charge.

The rapper is slated to return to court as he answers to the charges, which alleged that he is part of a multimillion fraud ring that used stolen credit card information to pay for luxury items, including a lavish vacation to Jamaica last year. His ex-girlfriend Ari Fletcher is reportedly a prosecution witness in the case.

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DJ Akademiks Alleges Gucci Mane’s Wife Keyshia Ka’oir & Yo Gotti Dated

DJ Akademiks is often known for saying controversial things. Some of his rants often irk the personalities he discusses, and now it seems that he is rehashing an old rumor about Gucci Mane’s wife that fans of the rapper are not happy about.

In a discussion, DJ Akademiks brought up that Keysha Ka’oir allegedly slept with Yo Gotti while Gucci Mane was locked up. He used that alleged rumor as an example to set the tone for his discussion as he asked his co-panelist how they would react to their wife’s past if it was similar.

“all these n****s up in here can’t get over a girl’s past. Gucci had to. Would yall get over your girl’s past that she F**d a n***a… would yall wife- let’s put it to a random girl, like Shaquesha, you wifing Shaquesha if you get locked up and she fucks your man who lives across town that yall kinda OK but I ain’t saying yall off but she knows y’all homies a lil bit?” he asked.

The respondents to the discussion did not agree with Akademiks that there would be a problem with being with a woman like that. However, another person can be heard saying “shoutout to Gucci Mane’s wife as he believed she was a different type of woman and didn’t belong in that conversation.

A woman can also be heard joining the conversation and is heard saying they should use another couple in the industry as Keysha Ka’oir is not in the industry. However, Akademiks didn’t agree with the woman.

“Hold on now, I’ma be really respectful as I talk about this. Because if we really talking about Gucci and his wife, a lot of yall n****a know Gucci is wildin’, Y’all know allegedly Gucci wife while he was locked up slept with Yo Gotti. Right? Allegedly,” he emphasized.

“That’s why he cussed Angela Yee out if y’all noticed Let me ask y’all now, Gucci’s wife is a queen I agree but all y’all n***gas up in here can’t get over a girl’s past but Gucci had to. Would y’all get over y’all girl’s past?”

Akademiks goes on to say that at the time of the alleged incidents he is speaking of, “Gucci was f***ing mad bitches but the girl he was always gonna settle down for that he had extra shit for was Keysha Ka’oir. Anyway…he wasn’t with the whole time, he was also running around a little and when she decided to do her a little bit she was with allegedly-Yo Gotti. Most of Y’all demonize any firl that was ever with another rapper that y’all can recognize. Gucci married this girl because he realized she was a good girl who held it down and who also helped him out with a lot of shit. Y’all couldn’t get over that,” he said.

Akademiks later clarified that the pair was not together when Keysha allegedly was involved with Yo Gotti.

It’s unclear what the entire conversation was about and why Akademiks chose to bring Gucci Mane and Keysha Ka’oir up in the conversation. A 10-minute screen recording of Akademiks YouTube channel was posted on a Reddit thread as fans discussed how long they thought before Guwop went after Akademiks for disrespecting his wife.

The other part of the conversation also discussed Saweetie and Quavo’s break up and the material things in the relationship, such as the Birkin bags and the luxury cars he gifted to her.

Later in the conversation, Akademiks also went on to discuss how much Keysha Ka’oir helped Gucci Mane as he went through jail for seven years, his rehab journey or even using his money to invest so that he can have money when he returned from jail.

“Gucci is a demon he prolyl f**ked every girl in the industry, she got past that…he gotta atleast get past that because she didn’t cheat. They weren’t together. Gucci was in the streets. So I can’t knoc Gucci for that. You know how hard it is to get a chick that’s gonna hold you down despite the other bullshit? You can find any girl to f***k but you won’t a girl who gon hold you down when you can’t physically there, who gon make sure your mama taken care.”

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50 Cent Confirms New Series ‘Confessions Of A Crime Queen’ Gets Green Light

50 Cent confirmed his new TV series Confessions Of A Crime Queen has been green light.

The iconic album that put 50 Cent on the map was Get Rich or Die Tryin’, and the rapper has stayed true to his motto. When his musical career slowed down, he found the next thing to bring in that paper, and as with just about anything he’s put his hands on, he was successful. You can now count 50 as a successful television producer as he will soon add another show to his already impressive string of flicks. This one is called Confessions Of A Crime Queen.

It’s a new true-crime anthology that he can add to his repertoire of productions that include the very successful Power, Power Book II: Ghost, Power Book III: Raising Kanan, For Life, and the upcoming BMF.

He broke the news on Instagram today that he’s been given the confirmation of the series to be produced on Discovery+. Online publication Deadline shared more about what to look out for in the upcoming series. According to them, each season will center around the life of a female “Crime Queen” who built a criminal empire before it all came crashing down. They also stated that a well-known actress considered A-list will portray the character who she will also study during the making of the show.

As he often does, 50 Cent took to Instagram to share his excitement with fans. “See this is the point you should realize I’m not playing, he captioned the post and added: “GREEN LIGHT GANG.”

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He also revealed in another post that he’s moved from New York to Houston, probably to be closer to the filming of the shoot even though he didn’t explicitly say that. “Love NY, but i live in Houston now i’ll explain later,” he said before sharing a few screencaps from Deadline’s announcement.

Discovery also shared their excitement with getting the chance to work with the now in-demand television producer. Lisa Holme, the Group SVP Commercial Content and Strategy of Discovery+ said: “Discovery+ is delighted to partner with Curtis, G-Unit Film & Television, Goodbye Pictures and Lionsgate on this ambitious and innovative project. Combining our unparalleled home for original true crime content with his vision for how to tell these stories in a new way will give true crime fans a fresh perspective on the genre.”

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Jada Kingdom Finds A Way To Drop New Music Amid Lawsuit

When you can’t beat them, join them. It seems dancehall singjay Jada Kingdom has decided to follow this old adage in hopes of getting away from her current record label. She’s reportedly found a loophole that she believes will help her to start back releasing new music as she continues to battle against her former manager.

Earlier this year, in February, she opened up about some of the obstacles she was facing. She also let fans know that she wouldn’t be releasing music anytime soon, mostly because of what she called “industry politics” and a lack of management.

The “Green Dreams” singer has somehow found a way to put out new music. She elatedly shared the news with her followers on Instagram yesterday (May 3).
“Since I can’t release any new music yet, mi aguh remix some of my fav songs right now,” she wrote in an Instagram Story. “Let’s go crazy!” she added. She also revealed what the first remix would be.

Jada shared that the first remix, due any day now, will be “D’yani’s Feelings,”. As with most loopholes, there’s a catch. “The artist of the original song will be uploading my remix,” Jada Kingdom said, before adding “YOUTUBE ONLY. Badmind yuh cyah stop mi!!!”

RELATED: Jada Kingdom Hit With Defamation Lawsuit By Her Manager

Jada Kingdom received a lot of media attention recently, mostly because of an ongoing legal battle with her former management team, Pop Style. She was with the company for the last four years. Even though it’s not clear when they became angry with each other, the company has already filed a defamation lawsuit against the artist. The lawsuit, which was filed last month, claims that she allegedly made libelous remarks about them during an Instagram Live video.

During that Live, Jada shared her excitement about having found a new management team.

“Mi excited fi see how everything a go turn out. Mi cya wait fi drop new music,” she said. “Mi waiting, just ready fi go crazy as I should have been doing from day f**king one… There’s just so much sh*t and how mi get by is creating music, laughing, see the good inna everything regardless. Everything a go work out,” she continued.

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Drake Laughs At Moneybagg Yo For His Government Name

It seems that Drake forgets how strange real names can sound especially when it doesn’t match up to the music persona and monikers artists choose for themselves.

In a lighthearted comment, Drake poked fun at Moneybagg Yo‘s real name as the rapper shared that Music Choice was playing his Billboard No. 1 album A Gangsta’s Pain where they also revealed his real name.

Moneybagg Yo was not amused by that move by Music Choice, which asked, “DID YOU KNOW? Moneybagg Yo’s real name is Demario Dewayne White Jr.”

“Police as hell… what the f*** wrong with y’all, Music Choice? Get this s**t right. Appreciate the love but damn! Talking about, did y’all know his real name?”

Never mind, the information might satisfy curious fans. Some folks thought the reaction was funny, including Drake, who poked fun at his names. “DD White mayne” Drake posted on an Akademiks post of Moneybagg Yo’s video along with four laughing emojis.

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Fans, though, were quick to check Drake, whose real name is Aubrey Graham. Of course, Drake’s name has been the butt of many jokes and the source of quite a few hilarious memes on the internet, especially as his earlier acting career surfaced. Many felt that his name gave him a sort of “softie” look that some even tried to use it to diminish his musical achievements.

However, the rapper has said that aside from being the second most memed person after the Michael Jordan crying face, he doesn’t mind the jokes even if they’re on him as he likes to laugh at a good joke.

“I like laughing even if it’s at my expense. It doesn’t feel like it’s necessarily malicious or hurtful stuff. I’m conscious of it,” he said during an Instagram interview in 2016.

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Mavado Taps IVoltage For “Never Go Win”

A month after he gave fans the anthem “Never Give Up,” Mavado is back with another inspirational track. The artiste officially released his single “Never Go Win” on YouTube today (April 30).

Like “Never Give Up”, Mavado’s latest track gives off a reggae vibe and is all about the positive. The Tommy G production, which is distributed by Zojak Worldwide, also features upcoming artiste IVoltage.

The rhythm builds up slowly and features the harmony that complements Mavado’s smooth voice. Coupled with sharp and well-delivered lyrics from IVoltage, the song has hit potential.

The lyrics reference the troubles that the world has been facing in the past year, which should make it very relatable for those who’ve encountered struggles due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the opening of the song, IVoltage says, “Whole heep a f***ery gwaan last year still enuh, yuh know,” and let’s just say we can all relate.

The song’s lyrics also pay homage to Mavado’s mother, who recently passed away when she died in hospital in March. The entertainer sings, “Mama though yuh gone, yuh legacy live on. Watch over yuh son, see when mi troubles a come.”

Ultimately it is a feel-good motivational song that will have listeners pressing the repeat button.

Fans have already started sharing positive reactions to the song. One YouTube user commented, “Dem neva go WIN. Another classic from the Gad.” A second user wrote, “Finally!!!!! From it preview me been a wait on it an gully gad neva disappoint.”

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Honors XXXTentacion And Ski Mask the Slump God Reacts

Tekashi 6ix9ine pays homage to XXXTentacion at his concert last weekend but Ski Mask The Slump God isn’t impressed.

The self-proclaimed King of New York, Daniel Hernandez, better known as Tekashi 6ix9ine is not well-liked in many rap circles. However, he still has many supporters. The rapper is currently in Florida at a music festival where he performed in front of a whopping 15,000 fans. While this concert defied the usual social distancing guidelines, this is not what is most surprising.

It was 6ix9ine’s tribute to fellow rapper XXXTentacion that caught everyone off guard. This is not the first time 6ix9ine has done a tribute for X as he memorialized him right after his passing in 2018.

The late alternative rapper Jahseh Onfroy, more popularly known as XXXTentacion and typically referred to as X, was from Miami-Dade County. He had a massive cult following which he built from his SoundCloud and his social media accounts. Millions of fans around the world mourned his untimely passing back in June 2018.

At this recent festival, 6ix9ine referred to X as the King of Florida and played X’s “Look At Me!”. He did not perform the song in its entirety but rather recited some of the lyrics while moshing on stage.

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This was typically well-received by his fans, who thought the tribute was heartfelt. Even those who were not fans of the New York rapper lauded him for the tribute on social media. However, one rapper was not impressed. X’s best friend Ski Mask The Slump God made his displeasure known on Twitter.

“Random N****s That Perform Take A Step Back Or Look At Me But Only Know The First Three Lines,” The Slump God tweeted.

Random Niggas That Perform Take A Step Back Or Look At Me But Only Know The First Three Lines ???

— Sir Ski Mask (@THESLUMPGOD) May 2, 2021

It is unclear whether the “Catch Me Outside” rapper’s tweet was intended for Tekashi 6ix9ine, as he did not directly call him out. If this tweet is for 6ix9ine, it is obvious that Ski Mask views this performance as being disrespectful. Regardless, this tribute seems to have gotten him in the good graces of many who were not fond of him before.

As fans sings him high praises, many of them are also highlighting how petty 6ix9ine is and are anxious to see his response to Ski Mask. Tekashi is known for his legendary trolling skills, and the rapper consistently stays embroiled in endless beefs.

Following his release from prison last year, 6ix9ine shared a screenshot of some DMs XXXTentacion sent him before his death the year before.

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Quando Rondo Shot At, Friend Wounded After Show In Georgia

Quando Rondo was shot at and his friend wounded following a show in Georgia over the weekend.

The Savannah rapper has been a moving target ever since King Von was shot and killed in November last year following a fight between the two outside a nightclub in Atlanta. Although Quando Rondo has maintained that Vin’s death was a case of self-defense, that is not enough to remove the target from off his back. As a result, he has been driving around heavily armed in a bulletproof vehicle with plenty of bodyguards.

It seems his enemies are moving closer following a shooting incident last weekend where Rondo was shot at, and a bullet struck one member of his entourage, TMZ reported. Law enforcement sources say gunfire erupted outside a convenience store off a highway in Georgia in Blackshear.

The attack took placed at approximately 3:20 AM on Sunday while the rapper and his entourage were standing in the parking lot. Quando Rondo and his crew had already left the scene when police arrived. There are no reports of any bullets hitting Rondo, but one member of his crew with hit by a bullet in his hand and got treatment at a local hospital.

Cops say that Quando and his large entourage made a quick stop at the convenience store before shots started firing at them, possibly from across the street.

Interestingly, Quando Rondo performed in front of a small crowd at The Vibe Event Center in Waycross, Georgia, over the weekend. His performance comes after several of his shows were canceled due to threats of violence. A noticeable small crowd was also at the event, a sign that fans are also concerned about possible violence breaking out at his events.

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NLE Choppa Speak Out After Brawl At Venice Beach: “I eat punches”

NLE Choppa and his crew were captured on camera beating down a man at Venice Beach and now he’s speaking out.

NLE Choppa is supposedly a changed man seeking a more spiritual path. He’s even let fans into his sort of Zen vegetable garden, showing a softer side of himself. Or at least that’s the new image that he’s trying to project, but it seems he still has quite a violent streak even though he might explain the issue differently. The 18-year-old was caught on tape recently getting into it during a physical altercation in Venice Beach. His entourage was part of the massive throwdown.

The video shows Choppa and his crew strolling the beach when they seem to get into an argument with another man. The issue got heated quickly, and violence ensued. In the video, the man was stopped with his scooter on the pedestrian path before getting into the altercation with the young rapper and his crew. Choppa gets extremely agitated and tries to evade his security detail to try and throw a punch. Not long after, the rapper and his entire crew were seen beating down on the man. The saddest part of the video is that the man is by himself. People who gathered at the scene implored the group to stop the fight because it wasn’t a fair one.

It’s not possible to make out what started the fight from the video. However, according to NLE Choppa, the issue had to do with the man in the video being a fan and asking for a picture. Choppa refused, and according to him, the fight broke out.

“Damn y’all never got hit in a fight before ? bruh asked for picture I said no I’m enjoying my self and I get called scary and a bitch. I make sure I take pictures with every fan but some days I just be trying to chill and get disrespected in the process,” he explained on Twitter.

Damn y’all never got hit in a fight before ? ? bruh asked for picture I said no I’m enjoying my self and I get called scary and a bitch. I make sure I take pictures with every fan but some days I just be trying to chill and get disrespected in the process

— NLE Choppa (@Nlechoppa1) May 3, 2021

In another update, he tweeted: “And I eat punches ask bout me. Imma rush you take what you got to give and resume beating some. Honestly ain’t wanna fight I was just tryna walk the beach.”

And I eat punches ask bout me. Imma rush you take what you got to give and resume beating some. Honestly ain’t wanna fight I was just tryna walk the beach ?????

— NLE Choppa (@Nlechoppa1) May 3, 2021

The “Top Shotta” rapper has been having a rough time as of late. Just a little over a month ago, in late March, he was arrested on multiple charges. Following his arrest, he claimed that he was set up by the police, who he accused of planting drugs on him.

The Memphis native was arrested in Davie, Florida, and charged with carrying a concealed firearm, possession of Xanax, possession of cannabis, and burglary of an unoccupied structure. Police said they made the arrest after seeing what looked like a deal going down on a live camera feed.

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Moneybagg Yo Loses His Mind After His Album Debut At No. 1

Moneybagg Yo has the number one album out now.

The Tennessee rapper has a lot to celebrate as the rapper is riding high on his latest album’s success. As of Monday, A Gangsta’s Pain is No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 album chart. The album debuted last week and has quickly sold 110K equivalent album units in just a week. The project has also received 147.4 million streams and around 3,000 traditional sales.

The 22-track album is his first Billboard No. 1 album and has been a goal for the rapper since his last Billboard spot at No. 3 in 2020 with his album “time served”. Moneybagg Yo reacted to the news on Twitter as he thanked his fans for their support.

“#1 Album In Da World Mannnnee Dis Shit Feel Crazy, I’m Forever Grateful For This!” he said. “Without My Fans and My Team I Wouldn’t Be Shit ! God Working Thank Y’all I Promise To Neva Let Up !! #DeluxeOTW #BreadGang.”

#1 Album In Da World ??? Mannnnee Dis Shit Feel Crazy, I’m Forever Grateful For This! Without My Fans and My Team I Wouldn’t Be Shit ! God Working Thank Y’all I Promise To Neva Let Up !! #DeluxeOTW #BreadGang pic.twitter.com/J9xmswJtMG

— Certified Speaker (@MoneyBaggYo) May 2, 2021

The Memphis native has been on a roll as his latest caps off his 11th album to chart within the top 25 of Billboard. The singles of the album are also performing well, with “Time Today” at the No. 37 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

While celebrating the success of his latest project, Moneybagg Yo asked fans for prayers after revealing that his mother contracted covid-19 and pneumonia. Fans rally over the weekend to send the Memphis rapper and his family a lot of prayers. Thankfully he later shared that she was doing much better.

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Drake ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Session Allegedly Ended Singer 8-Year Relationship

Drake has a notorious reputation with women, and now, it seems that there’s more fuel to that rumor as a man is hinting that the OVO rapper had an affair with his fiancée, which lead to their 8-year engagement breaking up.

The fiancé of Noami Sharon sent social media into a frenzy on Monday after he accused Drake of causing the breakup. He says Naomi Sharon was unfaithful with the rapper.

In a lengthy post online, the man @Jamiessun says Naomi Sharon signed a record deal with Drake, and from there, things went south as the relationship fell apart. Naomi Sharon is one of the artists who have been photographed with Drake in Studio, and it’s suspected that she will appear on his Certified Lover Boy album.

“Imagine having the most beautiful, supportive, and faithful relationship 8 years long with an engagement and wedding planned. A beautiful woman on your side as ride or die. Than this major opportunity comes and a world star calls your fiancé to sign a record deal. Flies you both over and than out of nowhere all the trust is vanished with knifes in your back and in your heart,” wrote Naomi Sharon’s fiancé on Instagram.

It appears that following the failure of the relationship, Naomi Sharon has also been spotted elsewhere with Drake. The two have been seen at the gym together, which has confirmed things for the fiancé, a subreddit post has said.

While the fiancé has not named Drake, it seems that all of the references to his fiancée and her recent appearances alongside Drake caused fans to surmise that nobody but Drake is responsible for ending the happy home of the couple.

The fiancé also confirmed that the two have broken up in a follow-up post. “I am no longer with the person people think I am together with. I am no longer with the 8 years I thought I was together with.”

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Kodak Black Says Sexual Assault Caused His Album Delay

Kodak Black says recent controversies surrounding his sexual assault case is to be blamed for his album delay.

The Pompano Beach rapper has announced that he is delaying the release of his forthcoming album due to the current controversies surrounding him. In a video posted on social media, the rapper said he was advised by his team to delay the release of the much-anticipated project, which would be his first since being released via a Donald Trump pardon.

“I wanted to give y’all an album but these platforms say it’s too much talk about this bulls**t and we should kinda wait, so can y’all please shut up,” Kodak tweeted.

On Wednesday, April 28, Kodak Black pleaded guilty to charges of assault and battery, rising from an incident in 2016 involving a high school student in Florence County, South Carolina. Prosecutors say Kodak pushed the girl into a wall and onto a bed before assaulting her in a hotel room.

Kodak Black had previously denied the allegations, but in court on Wednesday, he explained that he was trying to have a “romantic encounter” with the alleged victim. It is alleged that his attempts were not welcomed, and the student revealed that Kodak then bit her. The rapper agreed the claims were true.

He told the court, “I apologise. I’m hopeful we can all moved forward. I wish her the best in her life.”

The 23-year-old rapper, whose real name is Bill Kapri, received 18-months probation and a 10 year suspended prison sentence. He also agreed to attend counseling as a part of the negotiated plea. In addition, the court ordered that Kodak cannot drink alcohol, use drugs, or possess guns under the terms of his probation.

The rapper has had his fair share of run-ins with the law. He was previously sentenced to 46 months in prison over weapons charges before Trump pardoned him on his last day in office. Despite his troubles, the rapper has always come through with music for his fans. In 2018, he had a number one album in the U.S. Fans who were looking forward to the album are still appealing to him to release the project amid the controversy, or as they see it, the publicity.

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One1Can Is Defiant Says Miss Kitty Started Beef By Promoting Gold Digging

One1Can and Miss Kitty’s public spat is probably heading to court after the dancehall artist refused to apologize for comments he made about the reality star. His take on the matter is that he hasn’t done anything wrong and that he’s an advocate for “bruk men” who also need love.

The “VIP Girl” singer returned to Onstage with Winford Williams to double down on his claims. According to One1Can, he and Miss Kitty went out twice. The first time he met her was through an acquaintance, and the second time they went out alone. He added that on the first occasion, all three of them went to a party at “Peppers,” and on the second occasion, they went out alone. He added that information was “irrefutable.”

“Everything that I said is true and accurate and they have defamed me by circulating a letter that says I am a liar, that says that I concocted the entire story. Now that is defamation,” he continued. He’s retained well-known lawyer Christopher Townsend to defend him in the matter, should it reach court. The aspiring artist added that he was not “stupid,” nor is he a liar. Should the matter reach court, he intends to counter sue for his own defamation.

He also rejected the claims from Miss Kitty’s legal team that he was doing all of this because he is looking for publicity.

“For it to have been a publicity stunt, I would have to initiate it. It was not initiated by me. It was initiated by Miss Kitty. The firestorm started with the letter. I had no control over what Miss Kitty would do so it couldn’t have been a publicity stunt. She chose to go to a lawyer to take out a letter to say she is gonna sue me,” he said. He went on to say that he was having a casual conversation with someone who told him that it was quite a story, and that’s why he even went public. At the end of the day, he was personally offended.

The contention between the two started on the same show after he claimed, among other things, that he was turned off after Miss Kitty ordered two meals during a date they supposedly had. He added that he opened up about what happened between them because miss Kitty had shamed him and was encouraging young women to become “gold diggers.”

“I have nothing to apologise for because I’ve done nothing wrong. So I don’t know what I would apologise for,” he said.

He added: “My engagement with Miss Kitty was in fact a response to what Miss Kitty was saying about me because she was on air on our national airwaves saying that women should avoid me. She was on our national airwaves saying that when a woman see me on one side of the road the woman must walk on the other side of the road.”

While he admitted she did not identify him by his name, he said he was sure that she was referring to him because she made the statements about “bruk man,” and he identifies as one. One1Can added that the matter has become personal to him, and he is now speaking up for all the “bruk man” out there who need love in spite of their financial situation. He also advised that young women not look up to Miss Kitty.

“Broke men we still need women, right, and I’m speaking up for all the ladies out there. I’m saying to the ladies don’t follow Miss Kitty. It is sad that our society has now reached to a place where someone can be using our national airwaves to advocate for gold-digging. To tell women that what they should do is go for rich men,” he continued.

He said her attitude could cause young men to go and look for illegal ways to make money to impress the women that they liked. He went further to say that Miss Kitty was looking down on poor people. He had some advice for men as well.

“Men your self worth is not determined by how much money you have, how much material things you have. Don’t feel less of a person because you don’t have money,” he said. Miss Kitty is contributing to a growing problem of how men view women, he added.

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Pharrell Williams Put Heat On Labels: “No One Should Own You”

Pharrell Williams belies that labels are using advance payments to artists as an entrapment to own their creative works. The artist was speaking to Steve Stoute about the pitfalls of advance loans the devastating effect it has had on artists.

The discussions were centered on United Masters hosting SelectCon on Twitch in a two-day conference. CEO of United Master Steve Stoute and Pharrell Williams discussed various aspects of music and its operations as they discussed the problems arising from contracts with labels that are unfair to artists.

Many artists have come out to accuse labels of taking advantage of them with unfair deals and contracts, and this has led to many artists even forming their own record labels and distribution companies to avoid the issues with labels.

Among those who have complained are the likes of Kanye West, Teyana Taylor, Megan Thee Stallion, and many more artists who claim they have not received any income from their labels.

However, the issues are said to be stemming from the types of agreements that artists have with the labels, and now many new artists are falling into the trap of advances, especially.

In response to a question, Stoute asked Pharrell about what he thought of these advances. The experienced artist/producer and Stoute agreed that the way labels operate should be illegal.

“You shouldn’t walk into a company and say, ‘I’m gonna make this record.’ They give you an advance then for the tenure of that, the entire time you’re album’s out, you’re working to pay back that advance,” said Pharrell said. Stoute then interrupted to add, “It’s illegal.” Pharrell continued, “No bank gives a company a loan to start a company and walks away with the trademarks.”

According to Pharrell, “No one should own you. No one should own your actions. No one should own your creations. But you.”

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The current situation in the music industry has led to many artists suing their labels for unfair deals. The latest person to do so is Megan Thee Stallion, who alleged that her contract with 1501 Entertainment saw her receiving little to no income from her deal. The CEO of that label admitted to giving Megan a $10,000 advance. However, what he took in return was far more.

“we gave her a $10,000 advance when we first signed her and gave it to her mother. I don’t know what happened[with that]. 300 (the distribution company she had signed to) gave us $200,000 check when we first signed. I gave her $50,000 of it. I didn’t have to give her that. That was mine at the time,” he said in a Billboard interview.

In her initial lawsuit to void her 30 recording contract with 1501 Entertainment, Megan claims that she was only given $15,000 from the label after earning a billion streams and selling over 300,000 individual track downloads that estimate earnings of $7 million.

The matter is still before a court.

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Tory Lanez Announces He And Chris Brown Joint Album

Tory Lanez and Chris Brown got a joint project on the way.

Any other artist might have crumbled under the type of pressure that Tory Lanez has had to face over the last year. Somehow, he’s been able to keep his career alive and thriving as well. Earlier this year, in March, he dropped off a new EP called Playboy. Since he brought it out, he’s been doing his best to promote it. That’s as best as an artist can do in these pandemic times. Like most others, he’s been doing most of the promotion online.

Even though he’s faced a lot of negative media since the Megan Thee Stallion shooting incident, he’s been able to keep his head above water. In 2020 he released his fifth studio album, Daystar, which debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200. The album was a brave one and actually explored his alleged shooting of the female rapper. Even though it made a strong debut, it did not receive a lot of media attention because of the controversial subject that he chose to tackle.

Yesterday night, May 1, he performed his latest album during a virtual live show. Following the show, he dropped some exciting news. While being interviewed by DJ Carisma, he revealed that he has an upcoming joint project with Chris Brown. His career also looks to be taking off in the right direction as he also shared that he would be dropping two new singles, and each one will have features from the rising rappers DaBaby and Yung Bleu.

While Lanez and Brown have been linked through music before, they’ve never attempted collaboration on this scale. One thing is for sure the two men are well-known and somewhat revered in the R&B space. Fans will surely be excited to see what they come up with when it drops.

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J Cole Teases His New Album “The Off-Season” Says He’s “Too Excited”

J. Cole’s highly anticipated new album “The Off-Season” may be coming soon.

The Dreamville rapper teases the forthcoming project on his Instagram story on Saturday, May 1, sending fans into a frenzy. J. Cole expressed his excitement and anticipation for the release of the album on social media, writing, “Just rode through the city to The Off-Season. Dawg…” also adding a facepalm emoji. “Too excited,” he said.

The rap community has been awaiting the album for some weeks after the “Work Out” rapper revealed that he was cooking up something great for fans in the studio some months ago.

J. Cole just posted this on IG ?

The Off-Season is really coming!!!!

? THIS IS NOT A DRILL ? pic.twitter.com/UPc9Em7Hrh

— Team DREAMVILLE (@Team_Dreamville) May 1, 2021

DJ Akademiks had hinted that fellow rapper NBA YoungBoy was supposed to link with J.Cole sometime last month but did not show up. It has not yet been revealed which other artists will be featured on the project, as Cole seemed to have been so busy working that he did not reveal a lot of information about the album.

J. Cole has been wrapped up in recording the project for some months but had not revealed the official time set for the drop. Drizzy, however, was the person to inform the public about an album on the way, and whispers had emerged on social media from the camp. Still, neither Cole nor Kendrick had given any details of the project until now. Dreamville’s Bas had also revealed that the album would be coming in two weeks, just a few days ago.

Notably, three titles, including “It’s A Boy” and “The Fall Off,” were unveiled in a mysterious post shared to Cole’s Instagram. Some fans have speculated from these titles that the 36-year-old rapper might be retiring.

Nevertheless, fans are looking forward to the album drop in the coming weeks.

This month (May) is expected to be quite festive in the Hip Hop community. Just a few days ago, Top Dog Entertainment (TDE) had revealed that they have a major release come May 7th.

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DJ Khaled Link With Jamaican Legends In “Where You Come From” Visual – Bounty Killer, Buju Banton, Capleton

DJ Khaled managed to get four of the biggest legends in dancehall in one video fitting as an ode to Jamaican culture.

On the heels of the launch of his 12th studio album, DJ Khaled has dropped a new video for the single “Where You Come From.” The video for the song, which features a star-studded line-up of Reggae veterans, dropped on Saturday (May 1) on all major platforms. It has already started to do major numbers, racking up some 360,000 views on YouTube in just 5 hours.

The track features heavyweights Buju Banton, Capleton, Barrington Levy, and Bounty Killer. In a post on Twitter, DJ Khaled celebrated the artists coming together, stating, “WHERE YOU COME FROM VIDEO out now on @vevo !! Let’s be CLEAR! All these artists have NEVER collaborated on one record before. This is HISTORY. JAMAICA I LOVE YOU!”

The video showcases not just the best of Jamaica’s musical talent, but it also features some of the best visual views of Jamaica. The video opens with aerial views of lush green forestry and continues with breathtaking sights from all across the island. Capleton, in particular, stands out as he is dressed in his usual militant attire with strong Rastafarian flair. The video scenes pan between a grassy garden where the featured artists and several others are gathered and various spectacular views of the best scenic spots on the island.

Pristine sandy beaches, clear rivers, and a busy suburban street are just a few of the visuals of Jamaica showcased by Khaled. A fantastic spread of Jamaican food, along with street art and cameos from local people on the streets, add to the video’s appeal.

The “Where You Come From” video is the second to be released by Khaled from his album “Khaled Khaled.” On April 29, he dropped the video for “Sorry Not Sorry,” which features Nas, JayZ, and James Fauntleroy and Harmonies by The Hive. That video is currently number 1 on trending with more than 4.9 million views so far.

As of midday May 1, the album Khaled Khaled, which was released on April 30th, was number 1 in 41 countries on Apple Music. In addition to the Dancehall Heavyweights, Khaled’s 12th album also features stars such as Cardi B, Lil Wayne, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, and Post Malone.

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Jay-Z Finalized Tidal Deal With Jack Dorsey For Much Higher Than We Thought

Jay-Z has finally parted ways with Tidal as his 6-year majority ownership has come to an end, and the sale to the deal is finalized.

The deal was closed with Jay-Z earning $350 million from Square, a company that is owned by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, who also owns Twitter. It’s a solid return on his investment in Tidal, which he bought the struggling company in 2015 for $56 million in partnership with other artists who contributed. Among those who contributed to Tidal’s initial purchase are Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West, Madonna, Alicia Keys, Calvin Harris, Chris Martin, Damian Marley and others who all had 3% equity in the company.

Square is a financial services company, Dorsey, and is now in the music streaming business. Previously Tidal struggled against competition like Spotify and Apple Music. Both Dorsey and Jay-Z are friends and have been speculated to be planning business together.

In March, Dorsey announced that he planned to buy Tidal from the rap mogul. The deal was finally closed on Friday morning.

Under the deal, Square will get 80% ownership of Tidal- which is Jay-Z’s shares, as well as the many licensing deals the company has with major record labels. There will not be any changes to the artists/owners who will remain with the company too.

Jay-Z and Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez, who helped broker the deal, will be on Tidal’s Board of Directors to run the streaming company.

The rapper turned billionaire’s net worth is estimated to have grown by 40% with the Tidal sale. He previously recouped monies on his investment when he sold 33% of his Tidal shares to Sprint for $200 million in 2017.

Now that Tidal is in new hands, it leaves to be seen how the company will be run. When Jay-Z bought the company, it was aimed as an owned by artist company. The company paid 75% of royalties to musicians, producers, and songwriters. “Less profit for our bottom line, more money for the artist, fantastic,” he had said.

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Dr. Dre Ordered To Pay Estranged Wife Nicole Young’s $500K Legal Fees

The divorce proceeding is underway between Dr. Dre and Nicole Young, and one of the live issues was an application by Young for Dr. Dre to pay her legal fees. The court ruled on Tuesday, and Dr. Dre will now have to pay $500k within ten (10) days for her legal fees.

Young’s partial win is only a fraction of the fees she had initially applied to the court for. According to her lawsuit, she has asked the court to rule in her favor for Dr. Dre to pay $5 million for a battery of high-profile lawyers, but instead the court awarded her a small fraction of than amount, the DailyMail reported. The $500K is 10% of her legal fees.

The couple is locked in a bitter divorce battle as Young insists on a hefty two ($2) million a month payment for spousal support from her estranged husband. Dr. Dre, meanwhile, has said he cannot afford to pay Young that sum of money and disclosed that he is paying $293,000 a month in expenses for Young at a Malibu home the couple owned.

Judge Michael R. Powell, who is overseeing the case, noted in his ruling of the case said “pending the next hearing dates on this matter, the Court grants only $500,000 in Attorney’s fees to Petitioner’s (Nicole’s) counsel,” the judge noted. “fees are to be paid to petitioner’s counsel, no later than May 7.”

The legal battle between Dr. Dre and Nicole Young has seen Young’s legal team being able to successfully remove prominent attorneys Laura Wasser and Howard King from representing Dr. Dre after Young made an application that the lawyer’s representation of Dr. Dre amounted to a conflict of interest.

Young was the one who initiated divorce proceedings against Dr. Dre in June 2020 after she claimed he was abusive in their 20 plus years of marriage. At the center of the dispute is a prenup agreement signed in 1996, which Young claims Dr. Dre had ripped up. However, Dr. Dre says the agreement had a clause that says it can only be destroyed by writing.

Dr. Dre is worth $800 million and stands to lose a significant sum if Young is successful in her divorce settlement claims.

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— LordTreeSap (@LordTreeSap) April 29, 2021

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50 Cent Reacts To Ja Rule Lawsuit Over Massive Tax Debt: “Pay Your Taxes Fool”

50 Cent never miss an opportunity to trash his old foe Ja Rule.

The two rappers have been locked in a beef that spans decades, and it seems that 50’s latest behavior might tip the scale over. On Thursday, 50 Cent shared a post that might cause the feud to be revived. Fiddy is hilarious, but sometimes his actions are not only petty but downright ridiculous. When it comes to Ja Rule, though, his reaction has no rules as he seizes every opportunity to drag the Murder Inc. veteran.

His latest antics saw him sharing a news article that said his arch-rival owed over $3 million to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on his Instagram account to his 26 million followers. The headline was shared via a screenshot of the article about the IRS’s suing Ja Rule and his wife on his account with the caption, “you gotta pay your taxes fool.”

The two rappers have had one of the longest beef in rap history, dating back to the late 1990s. According to 50 Cent, who spoke of the bad blood, it started in 1999 after Ja Rule saw him with a man who allegedly robbed him of his jewelry.

However, Ja Rule says the issues come from a video shoot in Queens, New York. He says 50 Cent became jealous because he was “getting so much love” from the neighborhood that 50 Cent came from.

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Over the years, the beef threatened to spill over as the two take jabs at each other at every opportunity. Recently, Ja Rule referred to 50 Cent as the “king of cap” while doing an interview with HipHopDX in January. He was speaking to 50’s claim that he once bought multiple tickets to a Ja Rule concert in 2018 just so the seats would be empty.

“It’s cap, yo!” Ja Rule said. “Cap! Such cap! How my ni**a Bobby Shmurda did it? He’s capping. King of cap, ni**a. I tell ni**as, I say, ‘Yo, I got 10 stacks right now for anybody that can find footage of this foolery that this n***a is talking about.’ Listen, we live in a world of f***ing, everything is on video. Come on, man. Stop with the foolery, man!”

He went on to add, “Even the thought of it is still stupid, because ni**a, all you did if you did that, was put money in my pocket. And what you think the promoter is going to do? Have an empty venue? You let ni**as in free or charge them again! It’s the dumbest shit ever, yo. But yeah, it’s cap. Never happened.”

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Jay-Z Says He Wants To Be The Bob Marley Of Hip Hop

Jay-Z says he would like to be remembered among the greats like reggae legend Bob Marley.

While the social media era has oversaturated the market with stars these days, and it has become easier to achieve fame, there still exists a disparity and certain levels of stardom that many can only dream of attaining. It may not be as difficult as it was in the past to become somewhat of a household name but to earn the title of a global star with an undying legacy is still no easy feat.

Some late celebrities from the entertainment world who will forever be in a class of their own, including Michael Jackson and Bob Marley, are still revered as astronomical figures whose success continues to inspire many generations after them. Even today’s biggest stars can only hope to leave such a legacy and go down in history as one of the greatest to ever do it.

In a rare interview with The Sunday Times, rap and business mogul Jay-Z talked about many things, including how the pandemic has affected him and his family’s connection as well as how he hopes to be remembered after he is gone. “I have no idea,” Hov began. “I’m not beyond ego, right? Hopefully, they speak of me [with] the names of Bob Marley and all the greats. But that’s not for me to say.”

Jay-Z has attained an inspirational lot and knocked down many goals over the course of his illustrious career. Already he is known as one of the most successful industry men in today’s society in many regards, whether it be for his billionaire status or his accomplishments as a business titan and hip-hop icon. Still, he hopes that all his achievements will be enough for him to be a staple in the history books as one of the greats.

During his interview with The Sunday Times, Jay also talked about how much more connected he and his family – his wife Beyoncé and their three children have become since the pandemic. “In the beginning, it was time for everyone to sit down and really connect, and really focus on family and being together, and take this time to learn more about each other,” he explained. “And then, as it wore on, it’s like, ‘OK, all right, what is the new normal?’ If anything came from this, it’s that we have to recognize that we’re all connected. It’s a metaphor for how connected we are.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Jay-Z also dispelled rumors that he had purchase DMX’s masters to gift it to the departed rapper’s children. “No one has bought Earl’s masters,” the rapper clarified. “Additionally, we are not selling any merch or raising money for Earl’s funeral. If anyone is requesting for money for his funeral please be aware the person is a scammer. We will keep the public posted on funeral/memorial service arrangements.”

Jay-Z is known as one of the greats in the music industry right now but do you think he will be remembered as such – regarded in widespread discourse as parallel to the likes of Bob Marley?

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Kodak Black Explains Why He Pleaded Guilty To Sexual Assault Charge

Kodak Black was sentenced to 18 months probation after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a sexual battery incident 5 years ago.

Kodak Black, whose real name is Bill K. Kapri, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a high school student in February 2016 when he appeared in a South Carolina court today. According to the victim’s account of the incident, Kodak forced himself on her after a performance in the city of Florence. She recounted that the incident happened at the Comfort Inn and Suites hotel. The young lady alleged that Kodak bit her on the neck and right breast and forced her to perform various sexual acts despite her repeatedly telling him no.

She later revealed her injuries to a nurse at the Richmond County High School, and the incident was reported to the authorities, resulting in the rapper being indicted for first-degree criminal sexual conduct in November 2016 with a bond of $100,000.

Kodak Black was looking at a possible sentence of up to 30 years if he did not take the plea deal offered. Under the deal, his actual sentence of 10 years would be suspended for 18 months of probation and mandatory counseling.

Needless to say, the plea deal was welcomed by Kodak and his team, as the rapper was only recently released from prison. Thanks to outgoing President Donald Trump, he had his 3-year sentence for gun charges pardoned and was released from jail in January.

“Today Bill Kapri took a plea to the legal charge of assault, a non sex offense, and received 18 months probation,” a statement from Kodak’s legal team reads. “This was a change of charge from the original charge. Having consistently denied these 5 year old allegations, he entered this plea in order to resolve the matter.”

Reactions to the rapper’s conviction have been varied. Some social media users have expressed shock at the duration of the sentence, while others seem to believe he only pleaded guilty to avoid a lengthy trial.

Kodak Black is also reacting on Twitter, where he made it clear that both himself and the victim wanted to put the case behind them. He also pointed out that he doesn’t need to register as a sex offender and did not have to pay off the victim to close the case.

“Ain’t gotta register as a sex offender or nun, sh*t that’s a play if you ask me lol y’all got me f***ed up I ain’t dat freaky homie,” he wrote while adding, “5 yrs later … both us just wanted to get this shit over wit AND I ain’t have to come off no money.”

5 yrs later … both us just wanted to get this shit over wit AND I ain’t have to come off no money ?? https://t.co/1JK7x3br6K

— Kodak Black (@KodakBlack1k) April 28, 2021

Ain’t gotta register as a sex offender or nun , shit that’s a play if you ask me ? lol y’all got me fucked up I ain’t dat freaky homie ?

— Kodak Black (@KodakBlack1k) April 28, 2021

Y’all b wanting a nigga to go out sad homie ? wishing bad on a real nigga I never seen it work ?

— Kodak Black (@KodakBlack1k) April 28, 2021

My heart goes out to all the girls out here getting raped and shit FORREAL , But I Ain’t Did That Shit ????? #ImTooGangsta #TooFlyFaThat

— Kodak Black (@KodakBlack1k) April 28, 2021

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Kanye West Helped Raised $1 Million For DMX Children

Kanye West has raised $1 million in t-shirt sales for the family of DMX. The news comes a day after the late rapper was laid to rest.

According to reports, Yeezy collaborated with Balenciaga to design a t-shirt in memory of ‘X,’ and the proceeds of the sale is being donated to the late rapper’s family. The t-shirts, which were priced at $200, all sold out within 24 hours after the announcement was made on DMX’s official Instagram page.

The late rapper was memorialized at an intimate private funeral at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn on Sunday as family members and close friends reminisce on the life of the rapper and his infectious personality and principles in spite of his challenges as a drug addict over the years.

Among those attending were his ex-wife and fiancée, along with key members of the rap fraternity, including Kanye West, who attended the Barclays Center Memorial on Saturday. West is said to have assisted with the production aspect of the program, which included hiring talented visual artist Akeem Smith who designed the stage layout to honor DMX.

The t-shirt, while a commemorative piece, is a symbol of the impact DMX has had on many people over the many decades he has been around. His music is highly influential even after death. The shirt, which is a black long-sleeved cut t-shirt, features an image of DMX with crosses on his shoulder and his birthdate, and the date of his death is inscribed on the sleeves. Graphics that read “in loving memory” is printed on the back of the shirt.

The late rapper is survived by 15 children, including several minors. He died after suffering a heart attack brought on by a drug overdose earlier this month. He was 54 years old.

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Returning To The Stage After Almost Losing Millions In Jewelry

Tekashi 6ix9ine is ready to retake the stage after he almost had his chain snatched during his last performance.

Since becoming a free man again, Tekashi 6ix9ine has been keeping it high-key on the gram though perhaps low-key in real life. This weekend, things changed when he made his grand return to the stage in Orlando, Florida for his first live performance since his release. Prior to this, the rapper who has earned a reputation in hip-hop for being a rat was often threatened and intimidated about making certain appearances.

6ix9ine scoffed at his opps this weekend in Orlando when he not only put on a high-energy performance in the club but also decided to crowd-surf. During the time that he was at the mercy of his screaming fans when he dived recklessly into the audience, the rapper had his hat knocked off, and his $2 million chains were next. Lucky for 6ix9ine after his jewelry was yanked by fans, a member of his security team retrieved it from the ground.

Amidst the close-call performance, the New York rapper took to Instagram in true gang culture fashion to boast that he still has his chain. “He NoT GonNa bE Able tO cOmE ouTsiDE,” 6ix9ine captioned a video of the incident on the gram. “JUMPED IN THE CROWD WITH ALL MY JEWELRY 2,000,000 WORTH. REAL LIFE > THE INTERNET If you mad just say that don’t @ me.”

Many would think the rapper would consider taking a short hiatus from the stage after this incident, but instead, he continued to taunt his opps on social media, promoting yet another upcoming show in Miami. “THEY SAID HE CANT DO NO SHOWS IN AMERICA,” 6ix9ine wrote. “THIS SATURDAY MIAMI. MIAMI MARINE STADIUM. THE BEST PERFORMANCE YOU HAVE EVER SEEN !! SEE YOU THERE.”

While the rapper can simply opt to stay on the stage this time, some still question whether his live performances are a good idea right now. Do you think Tekashi 6ix9ine is taking a huge risk with this next show in Miami?

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Rory and Mal Ends Strike Returns To The Joe Budden Podcast

Following a spat between Rory, Mal, and Joe Budden, it looks like the dream team is getting back together.

The Joe Budden Podcast became a much spoken about topic on social media sites, especially Twitter, in late March after the two co-hosts of the show said they were going “on strike.” They made the decision following an argument that led to some sort of showdown. Joe Budden remained confident that his co-hosts would come back to the show but admitted he had no idea of what the timeline for that would be.

Things look like they may be back to normal for the podcast after its official Twitter account featured the latest episode and included a photo of the recently reunited trio. The post, which was put up earlier today, April 28, was titled “Shaking The Tree.” The episode gives a glimpse of Rory and Mal’s time off and their collective soul searching on a way forward. The pair who were off for roughly two months also share how they found a way to appease all parties involved.

In the episode, Mal explains that to them, it was merely a difference in approaches, but he was shocked to learn how many people were actually rooting for the pair to fail.

“To see how certain people were reacting from that, things that they were saying, I was like, ‘Oh yeah. This is why I don’t f#ck with people. This is why I stay to myself a lot I don’t really be in the mix because y’all sit here and act like you f#ck with us and the first sign of turmoil, it’s like, ‘I knew that wasn’t going to work. I knew them n-ggas was finished’” he shared.

Rory agreed and added that he believed that many people wanted the podcast to fail for some reason. Mal admitted that he was aware of that all along but that he was still perturbed at just how many haters came forward. An experience that has opened his eyes, he continued.

“Absolutely. But I knew that. But to see it from certain people, to me, was like, ‘Damn, you too?’ Like I actually give you dap in conversation when I see you. It’s like, ‘Oh OK.’ So now I really gotta become the n***a that walk in the room and make it awkward and don’t talk to nobody because all y’all is fake and all y’all are secretly getting on your hands and knees praying shit don’t work out,” he continued.

Further down in the podcast, Mal added that he was not amused that Budden decided to replace them with Ice and Savon, but he was able to put that behind him and find a way to move forward with both his and Joe Budden’s friendship as well as business.

“When we had a conversation at Joe’s house, it was like, the business is the business. We can fix that, or we can’t. But as long as respect is still in play, me personally, I feel like anything can be solved … That was part of the conversation Joe and I had when I left.”

He went on to say that was a big part of the reason that he left the show. “I felt like there wasn’t any respect. So let me remove myself, cause I don’t know what this is anymore. I don’t know if I’m talking to my n-gga or a n-gga I just met. The more important thing as men is to sit down and get your feelings out,” he added.

Budden addressed their departure in Episode 425 of the podcast, which was called “Tea Leaves.”

“I’ll eliminate some of the suspense,” he said around the 16-minute mark. “Rory and Mal aren’t here, but this is Rory’s seat — this is not Ice’s seat — and this is Mal’s seat. Whenever they feel like returning to their seats, then they’ll return to their seats, then I can go back to work. And then what will happen is the same thing when your star player comes back to the team.”

He added, “Sometimes in friendship and business, everyone needs to take a step back and go to their respective corners. Sometimes everyone’s perspective and perception on how to go about that and how it should be executed is different.”

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Mo3 Murder Suspect Reportedly Upset Over Rapper Dating His Girlfriend

Violence hit the Hip-Hop community heavily last year. One of the beloved rappers who lost his life was Dallas native Mo3. As the murder case is set to begin, more information about what may have been the motive is coming to light.

Information that The Dallas Morning News seems to have acquired indicates that 28-year-old Devin Maurice Brown, the second man to be charged with Mo3’s murder, told prosecutors that he was aware that the rapper was seeing “a known witness” and admitted that he was upset over a video posted on Facebook which allegedly featured Mo3 and the unidentified woman. He also proclaimed his innocence and said that he had nothing to do with the fatal shooting.

Brown was indicted on murder charges for the death of the Mo3 last Wednesday, April 21.

The “Can I Vent” rapper, who was also an affiliate of Boosie, was shot and killed on a freeway in his hometown. About three weeks later, a grand jury indicted Kewon Dontell White in connection with the murder. If convicted, White faces up to 10 years in federal prison, and Brown faces up to 20 on both the drug and gun charges.

Other reports that came to light after his murder revealed that the phone records showed numerous calls between Brown and 22-year-old Kewon Dontrell White on the day before, as well as the same day Mo3 was shot by White. Other information coming to light indicated that cellphone data was able to place White near the apartment where Mo3 stayed the night before he was killed. It also placed White in the area on the day he was shot. White is listed as the gunman in the arrest affidavit.

Brown is also facing additional charges after officers searched his home following the shooting and discovered a stolen AK-47, synthetic cannabinoids, a bottle of pills that tested positive for meth, numerous scales, and baggies, plus more than $3,200 in cash.

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