Sunday, April 16, 2017

Janet Jackson Shares 1st Photo Of Baby Son

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Janet Jackson’s marriage may be a wrap, but she still got a beautiful bundle of joy out of the deal. Ms. Jackson shared a photo her son, Eissa, on Instagram.

The little homie was born back in January.

“My baby and me after nap time,” is the caption of a pic of Jackson kissing the yawning baby on the forehead.

Aww.

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Melissa McCarthy Plays Easter Bunny Sean Spicer On SNL [VIDEO]

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Sean Spicer still has a job despite lying on a daily basis. His struggle has provided plenty of fodder for Melissa McCarthy, who once again hilariously portrayed the White House Press Secretary on Saturday Night Live last night (April 15).

Spicey apologized for his even Hitler wasn’t so bad commentary and not calling “Holocaust Centers” by their proper names, “Concentration Clubs.”

Can’t say this is as funny as the previous sketches, though. Too far?

Peep for yourself in the clip below.


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Gilbert Arenas Slanders Dark Skin Women, Says Lupita Nyong’o “Ain’t Cute”

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Gilbert Arenas found himself back in the news but, per usual, it has nothing to do with basketball. The former All-Star guard went on a tear where he criticized dark skin women and even threw actress Lupita Nyong’o under the bus by saying she “ain’t cute” to him.

Arenas responded to an Instagram post from Rashidi Kweli, who posts under the ProBlkThought username on the social media network. Kweli posted an image that read “Dear Black Girl, You Don’t Have To Be Mixed To Be Beautifull” which prompted Arenas to respond with his ham-handed tirade against dark skin women.

Arenas’ response is as follows:

How black are we talking??? Not to be funny can u name a beautiful black women on the outside … not brown skin … like tyrese black … top 50 most beautiful women off [sic] all time … the darkest women they have is (Keshia Knight Pulliam aka Rudy) (gab)) union) (taral hicks) (Serena Williams),” he wrote before adding, “When u say African features black then u have (#1 lupita nyong’o) and she’s cute when the lights are off second is (Ajuma nasenyana) sorry but ewww so the black beautiful women u try to boost up is technically light skinned or brown skinned.

After the heat got to be too much, Arenas walked back his statement about dark skin women but doubled down on saying Nyong’o wasn’t attractive to him in a now-deleted post.

“I ended up pulling a COON moment…sorry all shades of black women no need to forgive me Im pretty sure I’ll say some f*cked up sh*t probably in two weeks  (I know p*ssy prices about to double up on my ass from black women) and as for lupita she ain’t cute to me sorry…just like I’m not cute to 95% of u,” Arenas said.

On Kweli’s page, several posts featuring photos of the very dark skin women Arenas said weren’t beautiful, including Nyong’o. And not for nothing, Agent Zero needs to get his whole eyeballs checked for those erroneous statements.

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Cam Newton Dragged To The Sunken Place For His Sassy Coachella Outfit

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Cam Newton is on one. The Carolina Panthers quarterback went to Coachella rocking a zesty outfit that has been getting him properly dragged on these Internets.

The floral shirt and short set he was seen might have made you Easter Sunday fresh in grade school. When you’re a pro quarterback, not so much. Also, Cam Newton is 6’5″.

Bruh…

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Comedian Aries Spears Caught A Fade During A Radio Interview

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Aries Spears was talking ish during a radio interview, and caught a fade in the process. The comedian got punched repeatedly, and of course video of the incident has made it onto the Internets. 

Reports TMZ:

The incident went down during the ‘Corey Holcomb 5150’ online radio show. One of the co-hosts, Zo Williams, got into it with Aries, and then it got real racial. Aries went off on a jag about “light-skinned n****s” being loud.

That’s when it got physical with Zo throwing the first punch. Actually, he threw all of ’em.

Sources tell us Zo and his co-hosts were fed up with Spears being rude. In the video, Spears said he was drunk during the show. After the incident he dismissed Zo as a “bitch n***a” … on Twitter.

You weren’t saying that on the show, though, Mr. Spears.

In the clip Aries threatens to throw hands, but ends up covering up as he catches multiple blows to the head.

Peep the fade delivery below.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

8 Things We Learned From Lil Yachty On The Breakfast Club

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Whether you feel that Lil Yachty is the poster boy for wack rappers in 2017, no one can deny that the young’n has been enjoying all kinds of success inside and outside of the rap game.

The spokesman for Sprite, Target, and Nautica dropped by The Breakfast Club and tried his best to speak clearly on a few aspects of his life.

From being labeled a “mumble rapper” to Vic Mensa dissing him, the captain of the new school shared some simple thoughts with Angela Yee, DJ Envy, and Charlamagne Tha God.

Here’s the 8 things we learned from Lil Yachty on The Breakfast Club.

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Geraldo Rivera Responds To Kendrick Lamar’s Line On “YAH,” Says There’s No Beef [VIDEO]

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Geraldo Rivera loves when his name is mentioned, so he wasted no time in responding to Kendrick Lamar’s reference to him on “YAH” from the DAMN. album.

Fox News reporter and life-long finger-pointer Geraldo Rivera has had an issue with Kendrick Lamar ever since he stood on top of a cop car and performed “Alright” at the 2015 BET Awards.

Rivera responded to the performance saying that it was sending the wrong message on the heels of the handful of police killings that year. Reminder, police officers were doing the killings, not rappers.

Anyways, Kendrick only responded once back then saying that Rivera was twisting his words. Now, two years later Kendrick referenced him again on his song “YAH” where he used a clip from the Fox News telecast were Geraldo made his statements and referenced him directly. He rapped:

Interviews wanna know my thoughts and opinions
Fox News wanna use my name for percentage
My latest muse is my niece, she worth livin’
See me on the TV and scream: “That’s Uncle Kendrick!”
Yeah, that’s the business
Somebody tell Geraldo this nigga got some ambition

Geraldo didn’t go out and buy or listen to Kendrick’s album, but, he was told that he was name dropped in the song. Which is why he took to his podcast to speak on it. Rivera starts off by praising Rivera as the best rapper out, besides Drake. Then he goes on to reiterate his stances of Kendrick’s 2015 performance being irresponsible and attempting to blame Hip-Hop for the struggles in Black America, again.

He did insist that he doesn’t have any beef with Kendrick, he just disagrees with his actions.

If you can stomach it, watch Rivera’s response below.

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Gucci Mane And Keyshia Ka’Oir Set A Wedding Date, Guess What Day It Is

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Gucci Mane‘s queen-t0-be Keyshia Ka’Oir has revealed their wedding date. Surprise, it’s the date everyone expected.

They are getting married on October 17, 2017 at 10:17 in the morning. Ka’Oir shared the news on Twitter.

1017 is the number and brand that Gucci Mane has become synonymous with for the better part of the last decade. Rap fans recognize it from his 1017 Brick Squad label that brought the world Waka Flocka Flame OJ Da Juiceman or the numerous times he’s shouted the number out on record. The inspiration for the number comes from the address of his favorite uncle’s house in Bessemer, Ala.

Gucci and Ka’Oir’s relationship has been an event from the day Gucci was released from prison last year. Through social media we’ve seen everything from Ka’Oir picking Gucci up from prison to the day he proposed to her at an Atlanta Hawks game. The wedding will be one month after Gucci’s autobiography hits stores as well.

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TDE Producer Soundwave Clarifies “What If…” Tweet About Possible Second Kendrick Lamar Album

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Half of the internet is convinced that Kendrick Lamar is dropping another album on Sunday. Here is why.

Thursday night, just hours before Kendrick’s DAMN. album was set to become available online, a leak occurred. While some chose to ignore it, others opted to listen. Seeing that the leak was beginning to gain traction online, TDE in-house producer Soundwave hopped on Twitter to let people know that they were not listening to the official version.

The internet interpreted this as Kendrick having another album on the way. From there, internet sleuths started scouring any TDE related artist’s Twitter feed for information. Some of them even came up with formulas as to why Kendrick would drop another album this weekend.

Soundwave must have caught wind of all of the rumors and finally came out and reiterated what he really meant.

So much for that.

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J. Cole Previews 4 Your Eyez Only HBO Documentary, Says He Owns His Masters Too

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J. Cole has gone platinum twice with no features, and he owns his masters.

In a rare interview, J. Cole sat down with The New York Times to preview his HBO documentary 4 Your Eyez Only. The documentary complements his December 2016 album of the same name. Where Cole used the album to rap from several different perspectives, the film will use the camera lens to show the lives of working class Black people in Atlanta, Georgia and Ferguson, Missouri. Cole will also visit his hometown Fayetteville, North Carolina as well as his father’s hometown Jonesboro, Arkansas.

However, the documentary will not feature Cole as a narrator or a subject, instead, he will only be a listener.

“I felt like it would be mad powerful for black people to see black people talking to each other, he tells NYT. “And you see a rapper who’s considered one of the biggest in the game, just listening. These are people that never get to be heard, by the world or even by each other.”

He adds that he especially hopes that the neighbors he raps about on his song “Neighbors,” the ones who called the police to his home, which led to a raid on unwarranted suspicions of drug dealing, watch the documentary.

“They’re going to listen to black people for an hour,” he said. “See how human they are, and see black men walk around with their daughters, and get a whole different perspective. If I’m listening, why can’t you listen?”

One other tidbit comes when writer Jon Caramanica writes that Cole is now in control of his master recordings. Read the entire interview here and check out the 4 Your Eyez Only trailer below. It comes on HBO on Saturday, April 14.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

French Montana ft. Swae Lee “Unforgettable,” Lil Yachty & Migos “Peek A Boo” & More | Daily Visuals 4.14.17

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If anything, you can expect French Montana to take flight somewhere around the world whenever he drops a new video.

For the Swae Lee featured “Unforgettable” the Moroccan rapper travels to Uganda, Africa where the locals participate in a dance off and show French that his two left feet just won’t cut it outside of the Bronx.

Migos and Lil Yachty meanwhile turn the lights out and get dark, yet colorful in their creative clip to “Peek A Boo.”

Check out the rest of today’s visuals including work from Lil Durk featuring Moneybagg Yo, Logic featuring Damian Lemar Hudson, and more.

FRENCH MONTANA FT. SWAE LEE – “UNFORGETTABLE”

LIL YACHTY & MIGOS – “PEEK A BOO”

LIL DURK FT. MONEYBAGG YO – “UZI”

LOGIC FT. DAMIAN LEMAR HUDSON – “BLACK SPIDERMAN”

TYGA FT. CHIEF KEEF & AE – “100S”

K CAMP – “RARE FORM FREESTYLE”

HOMEBOY SANDMAN – “BAMBOO”

NEF THE PHARAOH FT. SOB & RBE – “SPICE”

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Jay Pharoah Opens Up About Being Fired From SNL, “I’m Not A Yes N*gga” [VIDEO]

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Master impressionist Jay Pharoah is speaking for the first time about his departure from Saturday Night Live. 

If missed the memo and have been wondering why Pharaoh hasn’t been seen on SNL in recent months, it’s because the show let him go last year. He’s been pretty silent about the matter since then, but he decided to open up in an interview with Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning.

According to Pharoah, a multitude of factors led to him being fired. One, he says that he refused to wear a dress. Two, he says they started to use his Obama character less, which makes sense, since he was leaving office.

“If you have multiple people on the cast saying things like, ‘You’re so talented,’ ‘You’re so able,’ ‘They don’t use you and it’s unfair and it’s making us feel bad,'” he said. “They put people into boxes. Whatever they want you to do, they expect you to do. I’m a little fiery too… I’m not a yes n***a.”

Three, he feels that he may got got too outspoken. Especially when it came to cast diversity. If you remember, he called out the show for not having enough of an African-American woman presence on the show. Shortly thereafter they did hire Leslie Jones. Even still, he feels the writing was on the wall from that point on.

Check out the interview below.

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STREAM: Talib Kweli x Styles P – The Seven EP [LISTEN]

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It’s been a good week for Hip-Hop heads. Just after Kendrick Lamar blessed the culture with his latest offering, DAMN., back on the Beast Coast Talib Kweli and Styles P dropped their own project, The Seven.

 

Comprised of seven (duh) street cuts that ARE sure to pleasure the most dedicated of purists, the EP is filled with hard drums, dope melodies, and rugged bars. None of that mumble ish.

After you’re done taking in K. Dot’s DAMN., check out The Seven below and let us know your thoughts.

 

 

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Taxstone’s Lawyer: Why Is Troy Ave Free While My Client Is In Jail?

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Taxstone is sitting in jail while Troy Ave, who was allegedly seen firing a gun in Irving Plaza on surveillance footage, is out on bond. Tax’s lawyer pointed this out, and other matters, in a letter he sent to the judge seeking his client’s release. 

Reports Bossip:

In a letter to the judge, Taxstone’s lawyer argued that he’s no flight risk, has a good job and questioned why Troy Ave was granted bail despite facing more serious charges for his alleged involvement with the shooting.

The popular podcast host, who was born Daryl Campbell, was arrested in January and indicted on charges of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon and having a gun that was the result of interstate commerce.

In court papers obtained by BOSSIP, the “Tax Season” host said that it’s Troy Ave, not him who is facing an attempted murder charge, and said police have the rapper on video firing wildly and found the gun used that evening in Troy Ave’s possession.

Further, Taxstone’s lawyer argues that Troy Ave and his crew were implicated in another shooting in a club days earlier, and the rapper’s best friend Roland “Banga” McPhatter – who was killed at the TI show – was out on bail from that incident.

Interestingly, Taxstone’s lawyer, Kenneth Montgomery, also noted that his client has yet to be charged.

As for Troy Ave, thanks to a recent interview on The Breakfast Club, he’s been adding fire to the resentment Banga’s family feels for him and drawing the ire of those who feels he’s milking the incident for publicity.

Troy Ave maintains they he wrestled the gun away from the initial perpetrator, and only fired in self-defense.

Taxstone is currently being held without bond.

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Queen Latifah Will Executive Produce And Star In Lifetime Movie About Flint Water Crisis

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Queen Latifah has signed on to executive produce and star in a Lifetime movie centered around the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Mich.

The movie will be simply titled Flint and Jill Scott will also co-star. The story will be based on the on the real life crisis, but will specifically borrow from TIME Magazine’s 2016 cover story “The Toxic Tap.”

Deadline reports:

It follows the true story of three women from Flint who sought justice following the wrongdoing committed against the residents of the city who were unknowingly drinking and using lead-laden water. Their actions inspired a national movement for safe drinking water despite the political powers working against them at every turn. Betsy Brandt, Jill Scott and Marin Ireland will play real-life activists and Latifah will play a fourth resident, fighting to expose the poisoning of the community during the horrific events of the water crisis.

Numerous city managers were hit with criminal charges for their role in the water contamination. Native Michigan Hip-Hop artists ranging from Eminem to Big Sean also donated money, resources, and supplies to help those in need. Beyonce, Pusha T and Russell Simmons were among the many who also offered a helping hand.

As of January 2017, the lead in Flint’s water was reportedly under the federal limit for the first time since the outbreak occurred in 2014.

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A Supreme x Michael Jackson Collabo On The Way?

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Just when you thought Supreme collaborated with every one of your favorite brands, word is being spread that the streetwear of choice for hypebeasts is about to release a limited edition Michael Jackson themed collection.

After a few designs appeared on Supreme_leaks_news IG page, fans began to save their pennies for the possibly release.

Not to be outdone, Odell Beckham Jr. tattooed the King Of Pop’s likeness on his calf to show everyone that he doesn’t need a hoodie to rep the gloved one. Just a pair of shorts.

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The Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Is Here [VIDEO]

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The first Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer has finally arrived. For those who may not be aware, that would be Episode VIII, the follow-up to The Force Awakens

The imagery, particularly what looks like Rey practicing her light sabre skills will give you all the feels.

“It’s time for the Jedi to end,” says Luke Skywalker in the voiceover.

Nah, son.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is due in theaters December 15. Watch the trailer below.

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Two Georgia Police Officers Fired After Video Of Brutal Traffic Stop Surfaces Online

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The Gwinett County Police department has terminated two police officers after they were caught on video punching and kicking an unarmed motorist.

Earlier this week video surfaced of Gwinett County police officers Michael Bongiovanni and Robert McDonald attacking 21-year-old Demetrius Hollins of Lawrenceville, Ga.

Hollins was pulled over for not having a license plate and making numerous illegal lane changes. Bongiovanni says when he approached the car he smelled marijuana. His report also said that Hollins was “acting strangely” and started asking for his mother. The officer also says that he asked him to get out of the car, to which Hollins refused.

As we already know, anytime you resist an officer’s request, even if you are in the right, sh*t goes all the way left.

From there Bongiovanni punches and tasers Hollins. After that McDonald came on the scene and stomped him in the face.

Gwinett County PD has responded by terminating both officers for their conduct, in addition to leaving these details out of their reports.

“The revelations uncovered in this entire investigation are shocking,” police department spokesman Cpl. Deon Washington said in a news release. “We are fortunate that this second video was found and we were able to move swiftly to terminate the supervisor who lied and stepped outside his training and state law.”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Hollins was still charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and obstruction of a police officer as well as several traffic citations, including driving on a suspended or revoked license, operating a vehicle with suspended or revoked registration, failure to signal and “brake lights required.”

Criminal investigations have been launched into the officers actions. Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter said he “anticipated” there being criminal charges filed against them.

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WATCH: Chris Brown – “Privacy” [VIDEO]

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Hey look, Chris Brown is in the news for something actually related to his music and not the struggles of his personal life. The R&B crooner just dropped a video for “Privacy.”

Plenty of dancing and Brown singing about smashing chicks. “Privacy” will appear on Breezy’s forthcoming new album Heartbreak On a Full Moon.

We’re not sure if it will be dedicated to Karrueche. Sorry, couldn’t resist.

Watch the visual below.

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Tory Lanez Slapped With Gun & Drug Charges In Florida

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Tory Lanez found himself in a world of legal trouble this week after he was pulled over in Florida and arrested on drug and gun charges. The Canadian artist, who now lives in the U.S., was pulled over for driving with expired dealer tags thus leading to the discovery of the illegal items.

Local outlet WPLG reports:

The arresting officer noted in the arrest report that a strong odor of marijuana was emanating from Lanez’s vehicle and a small amount of marijuana was found in the glove box.

The officer said he also found a concealed, loaded, unholstered gun in the center console.

Lanez was arrested on charges of illegally carrying a concealed weapon, possession of fewer than 20 grams of cannabis, failure to register a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without a license and operating a vehicle that is not properly insured.

Lanez, 24, was born Daystar Peterson and hails from Ontario, Canada. According to reports, the Hip-Hop singer posted a $1,000. According to a report from the Sun-Sentinel, Lanez’s lawyer contends that his client is innocents on all charges.

The I Told You artist resides in the Pembroke Pines area.

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