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Nicki Minaj to Wendy Williams ‘You Can Report The Next Without That Level of Viciousness’

Words by Amira Lawson

In Nicki Minaj’s recent Queen Radio episode, Nicki took the time to address the comments made by Wendy Williams about her husband on The Wendy Williams Show.

Wendy Williams in her “Hot Topics” segment congratulated the newly wedded couple, but didn’t forget to mention the past of Kenneth Petty. “I don’t know what he does for a living, I just know that he did time in jail for um- he’s a sex offender,” says Wendy Williams.

“He’s a killer and a sex offender… Well Nicki, Congratulations.” she finished.

“We always mention people’s past, and that’s not what God does… Mr.Wendy P Williams.”

“How can you talk about someone who served their time and paid their debt to society? That’s why Kevin was on that island chilling.” The rapper clapped back.

“You can report the news without that level of viciousness and trying to play dumb, and doing all this nonsense.” She closed as she alluded to bringing on TS Madison on her show to uncover some things that she found out about the iconic media personality.

Wendy Williams has yet to respond to any of these comments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ashanti on The Cover of Tory Lanez’ New ‘Chixtape 5’

Words by Amira Lawson

After the release of Chixtape 1 all the way through 4, fans have been begging Tory Lanez to bless us with a Chixtape 5.

With November 15th as the release date, we are just days away from the joint’s release, and everyone is buzzing about their dreams being fulfilled.  For many, the dream just became a wet one.

Recently, Tory Lanez dropped the cover to his mixtape on Instagram and it totally screamed early 2000s. If the decoration of the bedroom didn’t set the mood of the mixtape, then former having the former Murda Inc. princess on the cover will.

Singer Ashanti appears on the cover art with what seems to be an old sidekick phone and it definitely prepares you for the throwback vibe the Lanez is ready to give on this project.

“2000 -2006 … I want to personally thank these 6 years for being the MAIN INSPIRATION to the SAMPLES and NOSTALGIA used on #Chixtape5,” he wrote on Instagram. “I have never been this hard on the PRODUCTION of any of my albums .. really hope y’all enjoy what I have had the honor of​  enjoying for the last 8 months.”

Tory Lanez has been teasing at the release of this mixtape for over a year now.

In a recent video with T-Pain, fans were able to get a snippet of a song that will be on the album. He earned the approval from T-Pain in a recent video where he previews one of his songs, sampling T-Pain’s hit single, “I’m Sprung.” This wouldn’t be the first time Tory Lanez took a sample, and added his own flavor. Fans still can’t get enough of the summertime jam, “LUV,” which sampled the classic Dance Hall favorite, “Everyone Falls In Love” by Tanto Metro and Devonte. Tory Lanez also samples other R&B favorites on the mixtape like, Trey Songz, “I Can’t Help But Wait” and Fabulous’ “Trade it All.”

“Oh my God, somebody get ​CSI: Miami​ on the phone. There’s a body on the street.” T-Pain screams after hearing the snippet. It’s safe to say after hearing the snippet, fans aren’t the only ones anticipating the 10 track mixtape.

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Dem Babies? Kanye West Makes Controversial Claim That Democrats Brainwash Blacks Into Getting Abortions

From recently dropping his long-awaited album Jesus Is King to doing all types of headline-inducing promo for the project, Kanye West is having quite a week when it comes to the press. By now, many of you have already peeped his interview with Big Boy’s Neighborhood, but there was one part relating to Democrats and African Americans that currently has a lot of people once again missing the “Old Kanye.”



While the interview spans almost 50 minutes long, it only took ‘Ye about 10 minutes before making the distasteful comment. It’s worth watching the full interview (seen above) to understand just exactly what the controversial rap vet was trying to say, but see below for the quote that got some serious attention from “the cookout”:

“We brainwashed out here, bro. Come on, man — this is a free man talking! Democrats had us voting Democrat for food stamps for years, bro! What is you talking about?! Guns in the ’80s? Taking the fathers out the home? Plan B? Lowering our votes? Making us abort our children — thou shall not kill!”

Kanye West, Big Boy’s Neighborhood

This came after Big Boy asked whether or not Kanye felt he was turning his back on the Black community with a lot of the left-field things he’s been saying and doing recently, particularly when it comes to his verbal support of Donald Trump. Many even believe he was throwing shots at Meek Mill during one point in his rant (“…rapping about things that can get you locked up and then saying you about prison reform”), but we’ll hold off on breathing life into that allegation out of respect for Hip-Hop unity at this time in the culture. However, we can only hope that Yeezy understands there’s a responsibility in saying things like that without being 100% certain in the point he’s trying to make or being taken out of context. For example, it’s worth noting that Plan B is used as a preventive pill to avoid getting pregnant, not a substance you take to terminate an existing pregnancy.

What do you think about Kanye West’s recent claims that Democrats brainwashed Black people into getting abortions? Sound off with your thoughts over on Facebook and Twitter!

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Hip-Hop Halloween: 10 Last Minute Rap and R&B-Themed Costume Ideas

Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year, giving those who celebrate a chance to be someone (or something!) completely out of the ordinary. While witches, warlocks, vampires and superheroes are some of the top faves when it comes to selecting a costume, dressing up as your favorite rapper or singer will never get old. That’s why we were thrilled to see that Tyler, The Creator recently revealed a set of costumes inspired by an alter ego named IGOR from his latest album of the same name.



Even if you didn’t mind dropping the $230 USD it costs to cop the wig and suit combo seen above, it looks like the IGOR costume is actually sold out at the moment. Dont’t fret, though — we found a few good selections via our friends over at Toynk Toys that will get the job done quicker than you can spit a hot 16. As you’ll probably be hitting up a few Halloween shindigs throughout the week and maybe into the weekend, take a minute to find one or a few suitable suits that are less ghoulish and more on the “G’d up” side.

Keep scrolling to check out some of the best Halloween costume ideas inspired by 10 past and present all-stars in the world of Hip-Hop and R&B:


VANILLA ICE

His days of “Ice Ice Baby” fame are long gone, but you can still rock out like the pioneering white rapper with this hilarious throwback ‘fit. Adding an ironic twist to things, Vanilla Ice was actually born on Halloween!

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THE FRESH PRINCE-ERA WILL SMITH

While the top could also be a dope Biggie costume as well, the hat automatically brings to mind the classic opening sequence played at the beginning of every episode of Will Smith’s breakout sitcom series. Yo holmes, to Bel-Air!

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G-EAZY

Granted, this one falls more along the lines of Grease steez, but where do you think G-Eazy got his swag from?! Pull out your pomade and go rep for the Bay Area!

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THRILLER-ERA MICHAEL JACKSON

The King of Pop will forever remain iconic for this look, and we can’t think of a better get-up to party the night away in if you’re planning on raising the dead with some killer dance moves this Halloween.

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THA CARTER III-ERA LIL WAYNE

Prepare for more than a few laughs aimed your way if you decide on channelling this ’08 Weezy look. However, you’re also 90% certain to win any costume contest with this one. Hey, Mr. Carter!

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2011 GRAMMY AWARDS NICKI MINAJ

Channel the, in her own words, “most dominating female rapper of the last decade chile” by rocking a costume inspired by one of her wildest red carpet looks. Ass pads not included.

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janet.-ERA JANET JACKSON

If you’re looking to get a little nasty this Halloween, going as one of the pioneering queens of pop music is definitely a solid choice. You know you want this!

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“UMBRELLA”-ERA RIHANNA

It’s the song that turned a girl from the left side of an island into a certified superstar. We can’t guarantee you’ll have the same platinum-selling results as Rih, but why not have a little fun going as the ultimate good girl gone bad?

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MEGAN THEE STALLION

Planning on driving the boat during Mischief Night? Saddle up and steer the way to the party as Houston’s premiere hottie currently rocking the mic. You’ll be having a “Hot Girl Halloween” in no time!

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’04 MTV MOVIE AWARDS MARQUES HOUSTON

Come on, we had to save the best for last! The former Immature/IMx lead singer will forever be associated with that barely-there-and-see-through suit from the 2004 MTV Movie Awards, and now you can be a hot mess for Halloween as well. Don’t go fully commando, though!

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Who are you dressing up as this Halloween? Let us know over on our Facebook and Twitter!

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Whoopi Goldberg Gets Meg McCain All The Way Together Like The Nun from ‘Sister Act 2’

Remember when Sister Mary Clarence got the class all the way together in Sister Act 2? And Rita Watson (aka Lauryn Hill) was ready to snap on Whoopi Goldberg. Whoopi wasn’t having that and got them all the way together.

Well, recently Whoopi tapped back into that same spirit to get Meg McCain all the way together.

While engaged in a hot topic story on The View, she tried to quiet the ladies down and McCain took exception. At first, Goldberg tried to ease out of it, but eventually she had to check old girl. Check out the exchange.

Oh yes… Twitter replied.

 

Some are even saying that they think she should leave the show. The Tylt even did a poll.

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The Show’s Over: T-Pain Announces 1UP DLC Tour Cancellation Due to Poor Ticket Sales

2019 has been a very trying time for veteran crooner T-Pain. Not only did he lose his brother earlier this year, and was even accused of not preventing his death by one extremely insensitive fan, the Tallahassee-bred rap-singer also had to put a few shows on hold back in April after doctors warned that he was in risk of damaging his voice permanently. It now appears that his latest faux pas involves the upcoming 1UP DLC Tour, or should we say not upcoming tour as he’s officially canceled it altogether.



Taking to his Instagram to break the news (seen above), T-Pain not only revealed that the tour was officially canceled, but even went the extra length to explain that it was unfortunately because of low ticket sales and a severe lack in production quality. To add insult to injury, he even confirms that he was “advised to lie about this” and say it was due to “needing some alone time or me time.” While many might be quick to clown the GRAMMY-winning musician, he actually comes out looking pretty respectable overall for keeping it a buck and being honest about the situation. Much respect, Nappy Boy!

Watch T-Pain’s full explanation in regards to the 1UP DLC Tour cancellation above. While those who bought tickets will see a refund, we’ll still keep you all updated if and when new dates are announced.

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Where the Dollars At? Trick Daddy Files For Bankruptcy, Claims $0 USD In His Checking Account

They say it ain’t tricking if you got it, but what happens when you don’t actually have it and your rap name just so happens to have the word “trick” in it? Well, we’re not quite sure how to answer that, but maybe Trick Daddy can fill in the blanks following a new report that he filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The best (read: worst) part about it all? He claimed to have $0 USD in his checking account.



Even though a “top rappers” list should probably be the least of Trick’s worries right about now, at least it’s good to see that he’s staying in good spirits based off the IG video seen above. Then again, according to The Blast this issue actually stems back to August 6 when he originally filed. It’s also worth noting that he previously filed for bankruptcy three times in the past, each instance being dismissed before his debt could go through with being discharged.

Here’s how The Blast is breaking down Trick Daddy’s debt by the numbers:

He lists his assets as his home in Miramar, Florida worth $350,000, $1,500 in household goods, and $150 in clothes.

Trick Daddy has $0 in his checking account and stock in his Trick & Rick Music Publishing company worth $5,000.

His debts include $435,682 owed to Fannie Mae related to his Florida home, $12,000 to his home owners association, $57,119 in back child support and $290,000 to the IRS.

Trick Daddy also lists an unknown amount in credit card debt. His total debt owed to creditors comes to $807,176.86.

Trick Daddy’s current bankruptcy claim is still pending. Here’s to hoping his debt can be forgiven this time around! Peep the video below to reflect on much better times:

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TMZ Fires Van Lathan After Politically-Charged Dispute With Michael Babcock

In an unexpected turn of events, famed TMZ employee Van Lathan has actually been fired by the company after what Page Six calls a “nasty confrontation” with fellow colleague Michael Babcock.



Lathan, who gained national attention last year following his viral on-air dispute with Kanye West, was actually let go an entire week and a half ago. That might explain his ominously-foreshadowing tweet seen above, which was posted just before the official report broke not too long ago.

Here’s how Page Six is describes the run of events:

We’re told that the pair appeared on the site’s online show “TMZ Live” together about a week and a half ago and had some kind of disagreement. The on-air face-off has been edited out, we’re told, but sources say they were sparring over politics, which has increasingly come between them

What ultimately got Lathan fired was his choice of words following the confrontation, which sources claim he told Babcock there would be trouble if he “ever embarrassed [Lathan] like that again.” After a follow-up meeting with TMZ attorneys, Lathan was at first suspended. A few days later, he was officially let go.

Thankfully, it does seem that Van is doing fine as per his own words, which he tweeted shortly after his initial response to the subject.

We’re pray for the homie, especially since it seems like he may have been standing up for the right cause. We’ll let you guys decide though: do you think it was right for TMZ to fire Van Lathan for allegedly verbally threatening his coworker? Sound off over on our Facebook and Twitter with your thoughts!

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Gillie the King Reveals His Top 5 Rap Groups of All Time… What Philly Group Makes His List?

Gillie the King is the King of Philadelphia.

According to those who are in the know in The City of Brotherly Love…  few things musically goes through the city without him knowing. When Smack White decided to bring his Ultimate Rap League to Philly, Gillie was front and center to watch Cassidy go up against Arsonal (and then he left before the battle was over).  Needless to say, his opinion is respected.

So on one of his most recent episode of his podcast, Million Dollaz Worth of Game with his cousin, Wallo and producer Dev, he listed is Top 5 Rap Groups of all time. What makes the entire exchange hilarious is to see how the trio struggles with coming up with just 5 groups for the list.

READ MORE: Pornstar PinkyXXX Had a ‘Threesome’ with Gillie the King and Says 60% Women Fake Orgasms

The first inkling that no one was coming to full agreement, was when Wallo protested on the three hosts having a combined list (with good reason). Check out the following lists (and those who were knocked off the list).

Gillie the King

First List

  1. Mobb Deep
  2. NWA
  3. Bone Thugs N Harmony
  4. Migos
  5. EPMD

Then Gillie adds that he forgot about RUN DMC and takes WuTang Clan from Dev.

Second List

  1. NWA
  2. RUN DMC
  3. Bone Thugs N Harmony
  4. WuTang Clan

Third List

  1. NWA
  2. WuTang Clan
  3. Mobb Deep
  4. Bone Thugs N Harmony
  5. Major Figgas

Wallo

  1. Public Enemy
  2. NWA
  3. WuTang Clan
  4. RUN DMC
  5. Mobb Deep

Dev Nasty

  1. Mobb Deep
  2. WuTang Clan
  3. Fugees
  4. NWA
  5. RUNDMC

First argument was over Public Enemy, whereas Gillie called them “vigilantes” and says that his cousin walked around with a big red clock like Flavor Flav. They also mention OutKast and Migos. After a certain point, the idea of Top 5 went out the window. The three proved one point: It is impossible to do a top anything with so many amazing lyricists- 40 years into Hip-Hop.

Another funny point, but actually important to note. The Roots did not make Gillie’s list. He mentioned that the Hip-Hop band has never invited him to perform at their legendary picnic. Didn’t we start this off that Gillie is the King of Philly? Whoever is calling the shots…. Ahmir… Black Thought… James Poyser… Kamal Gray… make sure next year his invite finds a way to the MDW offices. We are sure folk would love to see him rip the set.

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DMX Pulled a “No-Show” at the PUMA x Def Jam 35th Anniversary Party in Brooklyn

It was supposed to be an unforgettable night in celebration of two heavyweight brands in music and fashion. However, things ended on an underwhelming note after rap vet DMX pulled out of his headlining appearance at the PUMA x Def Jam 35th Anniversary party in Brooklyn last week.



X was the honored guest at the super exclusive event — wristbands were messengered over to VIP attendees literally hours before it started — which also featured free pizza all night by way of Scarr’s Pizza, a free T-Shirt station courtesy of SNIPES and complimentary cocktails served up by the good people at Courvoisier. The Source was in the building to check out the special soiree, but even all the aforementioned amenities still weren’t enough to bring the Y.O.-bred Hip-Hop legend to the venue.

Here’s how Page Six is reporting DMX’s “no call, no show” moment:

“He was literally MIA. Fabolous and Jadakiss saved the day in the eleventh hour,” an insider told Page Six.

Another insider told us the rapper was a “no show for personal reasons.”

Fab and Kiss performed hits such as “Breathe” and “We Gonna Make It” for 750 guests including 2 Chainz, TJ Porter, Fetty Luciano, Slick Rick, Stretch & Bobbito, DJ Premier, Teyana Taylor and Def Jam’s CEO Paul Rosenberg.”

No word on what exactly happened to cause X to make a last-minute U-turn, or fail to leave his crib altogether, but we can only pray that everyone on his side is doing well. Prayers up!

Even though DMX didn’t pull up on PUMA and Def Jam for the 35th Anniversary party in Williamsburg, peep Jadakiss and Fabolous filling in below:

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