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In case you missed it, Billboard has announced Cardi B “2020’s Woman of the Year”.
Some people weren’t too happy about Cardi winning the title and wondered how it could be possible since she had only released one new song of her own this past year.
Cardi B addressed her haters on Instagram with a video message “For you cry babies like, what? She only got one song! Yeah, I got that song, B****”.
The song that Cardi is talking about is “WAP”, which spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and set a record for the most streams for a song in a single week.
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In a recent interview with TMZ, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland talked about the recent record-breaking Verzuz with Jeezy and Gucci Mane.
They were then asked if Diddy and Dr. Dre would ever get together to battle, and Swizz’s answer alluded to a possibility that it could happen.
He said, “Now that’s something different. I can’t even say what’s not gonna happen anymore.”
He added, “We just let the universe naturally make things happen. I’m not gonna say no, I’m never gonna say no anymore.”
Pretty Ricky’s Spectacular Smith Arrested At Disney World
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Pretty Ricky’s Spectacular Smith went to the happiest place on earth and ended up in jail.
The rapper was arrested after punching a Disney World employee.
Word is that he was in line for a ride when he made a sneezing gesture and said, “coronavirus.”
The park’s staff member said the joke was not funny and asked Smith to leave the line. The employee then tried blocking Smith from getting on the ride, and when they did, he punched them twice.
He has been charged with battery.
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President Barack Obama is delivering a message to the Black community: The coronavirus vaccine will not only be safe, but it will also save lives.
The former commander-in-chief’s comments, which he made Wednesday, came in response to growing backlash against the vaccine — especially in communities of color. “I understand, historically, everything dating back all the way to the Tuskegee experiments and so forth, why the African-American community would have some skepticism,” Obama says. “But the fact of the matter is, is that vaccines are why we don’t have polio anymore.”
To prove that the vaccine is safe for African-Americans, Obama says he’s considering “taking it on TV or having it filmed — just so that people know that I trust this science, and what I don’t trust is getting COVID.”
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Keyshia Cole has announced that she’ll be appearing in a Verzuz battle and people swarmed her social media with guesses on who her opponent would be.
“How are you guys LONG TIME NO HEAR!!! #Versuz BATTLE OTW,” Keyshia posted on Instagram along with a selfie.
Keyshia had jumped into the comments during the Snoop and DMX Verzuz battle and challenged Ashanti. The “Foolish” singer discussed the possibility of battling Keyshia Cole during a conversation with friend and collaborator, Fat Joe, saying that if that’s what fans wanted to see she would be down for it.
Besides Ashanti, fans also threw Fantasia, K. Michelle, and Teyana Taylor in the hat as possible contenders.
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During a recent interview with Zane Lowe Lil Nas X talked about coming out as gay and how artists like Tyler, the Creator, and Frank Ocean have made it easier for him to be his authentic self.
“Also ‘Provider’ was a very special song to me during this relationship I was in. So yeah, go Frank, he’s amazing,” Nas X said regarding a song by Frank Ocean.
Nas X says that he came out because he didn’t want to live a lie in real life or in his music.
“I honestly feel that I have my angels with me at all times. I felt like I was just getting signs, okay, it’s time we do this thing…” says Nas X who was ready to take things to the next level in his career. “It was either going to be that or what? Pretend this for the rest of my entire life? And also not be able to express that through my music.”
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Noreaga was a guest on Math Hoffa’s My Expert Opinion podcast when he discussed the difference between mainstream rappers and those who battle rap.
“It’s about the showmanship and that’s something, unfortunately, in battle rap, you can’t teach. That’s a experience [sic], said N.O.R.E. He then began to name people who have had the showmanship to battle like Joe Budden who Noreaga says choked during a previous match.
But when it comes to Eminem, Noreaga says it would be hard for him to get back into the battle arena and although he could probably out rap anyone, N.O.R.E says it would be the showmanship where Em would lack.
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This week hasn’t been a good one for Lil Uzi Vert. Earlier this week he cut a gash in his face with a knife trying to open a zip tie and now he’s lost his dream girl, Rihanna, possibly to A$AP Rocky.
Lil Uzi was only following one person on Instagram, Rihanna, who he has since unfollowed following rumors of the Banjan beauty dating Rocky.
Even though up until now Uzi was following Rihanna, he had been showing interest in JT of the City Girls, however, no one knows if there is a relationship between the two or not?
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It’s been two months since Chrissy Teigen took a shower, when we first heard this we thought the worst.
Teigen, who lost her third child Jack in September, took to Instagram to explain that he wasn’t physically able to stand in the shower so she had been taking baths.
“I feel really really good. Thank you for all my happy birthday wishes. Thank you. I feel very clear and very good,” Chrissy tweeted.
Teigen shared the loss on social media and has since kept fan updated with her progress.
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Casanova is now in federal custody.
He surrendered Wednesday night at 11:15pm with his attorney.
Documents state Casanova is part of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation that has committed murder, shootings, robberies and assault against rivals and against fellow members of Gorilla Stone.
The feds also allege the gang defrauded benefit programs meant to assist in the response to COVID-19.
Casanova is facing life in prison if convicted.
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It’s no secret, Boosie isn’t a fan of Kanye West ever since he began beefing with Drake.
Now, he’s got more choice words for Yeezy, after Kanye mentioned Drake’s name in a tweet during his battle with Universal Music Group.
When he noticed the shade Kanye threw at Drake when he said that he wanted to save every artist except Drake, Boosie called Kanye a “clout chaser.”
“Why can’t you keep Drake out yo mouth?” Boosie posted on social media. “You show straight jealousy and you ain’t even got to do that!”
The rebuttal was reposted by DJ Akademiks and Drake.
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Spotify has broken down 2020’s most-streamed artists, songs, and albums with Bad Bunny making history.
The Latin artist is the first artist to only sing in Spanish and top the list with over 8.3 billion streams and his album, YHLQMDLG, having 3.3 billion streams globally.
Coming in second behind Bunny is Drake, third is J. Balvin followed by Juice WRLD and The Weeknd.
On the global top albums list, Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG is followed by The Weeknd’s After Hours, Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding, Harry Styles’ Fine Line and Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia.
The Grammys may try to downplay The Weeknd’s significance but his song “Blinding Lights” shines through as the most-streamed song of 2020 with 1.6 billion streams, followed by the Tones And I’s “Dance Monkey” and Roddy Ricch’s “The Box.”
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In case you missed it last week, Young Thug committed blasphemy in the name of Andre 3000. Thug was on T.I.’s podcast, ExpediTIously and he unexpectedly called out the Outkast member saying he “never paid attention to him.”
T.I. insisted that Thug was “missing out” and pleaded that the two of them needed to work together. Thug wasn’t buying and told the story of trying to reach out to Andre only to get his secretary.
Thug also compared Andre to Elton John, who Thug said likes to “kiss ass” compared to Andre who Thug says, “likes his ass kissed.” T.I. insisted Andre was an “ally to the community,” however Thug remained adamant that he wasn’t.
Many on social media couldn’t believe Young Thug’s stance and receipts were pulled referencing the many times Andre has praised the younger generation of rappers, including praising Young Thug specifically.
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Rihanna and her longtime friend, A$AP Rocky are dating according to People’s Magazine.
For a while rumors have been circulation that there was a romance between the two but today her it is.
The confirmation of the rumor came from the New York’s Post The news comes after the New York Post‘s Page Six reported that Rihanna and A$AP Rocky was spotted having dinner with other friends at the Beatrice Inn in New York over the weekend.
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Rapper Famous Dex has been named as a suspect in a domestic violence case after SWAT paid a visit to his home.
Cops were under the suspicion that he may have harmed his girlfriend and barricaded himself in his house.
According to police, a caller claimed to have heard the two arguing and reported that there may have been at least one gun in the house.
His girlfriend was found with cuts on her, but when they went to look for Dex he wasn’t there.