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Tamia Addresses Fabolous’ Claims That She Got Throat Surgery During ‘So Into You’ Controversy

Tamia Addresses Fabolous' Claims That She Got Throat Surgery During 'So Into You' Controversy

During Fabolous’ Verzuz battle against Jadakiss on Monday, the Brooklyn rapper took the opportunity to explain why there are two versions of his hit single, “So Into You” for the umpteenth time. But he added a small detail that many of us never knew.

“There’s a lot of back and forth about how there was Tamia and Ashanti,” Fab said. “Tamia is who the original song came from. Tamia was getting surgery on her throat at the time when we did the song. So we got Ashanti to do the song because [Tamia] was getting—and then we did the video, she was back. She got her shit back together. … We laid the vocals after her throat surgery.” Apparently, Tamia never heard this version of the story either.

Later that evening, the singer swiftly responded, tweeting, “25 years. 8 albums. 0 throat surgeries,” alongside a photo of all her albums.

Twitter took a stand for Tamia, knowing she never had throat surgery. Considering that she’s the original singer of the sampled record, she should’ve been tapped for the collaboration anyway. But it worked out exactly the way it should’ve.

Did you tune in to the latest Verzuz battle? Who do you think won between Fabolous and Jadakiss?

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Harvey Weinstein’s Victims Settled for $19M Payout

Harvey Weinstein is Heading Back to the Slammer Following Health Scare

The victims of convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein are set to receive a portion of a $19 million payout. The women were sexually abused and harassed by Weinstein while working for his production company.

The settlement is part of a deal negotiated by the New York state attorney general’s office in its class-action lawsuit against The Weinstein Company. Former employees of the production company who “experienced a hostile work environment, sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination” are eligible for part of the compensation fund, according to a press release from New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office.

The agreement still needs to be approved by the district court presiding over the case. In addition to the payout, the AG’s office said the agreement will end any confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements Weinstein’s victims signed with the company of any of its former reps. The AG’s office filed the suit against Weinstein, his brother Bob Weinstein and the film production company in February 2018.

The suit accused Weinstein and his ex-business-partner/brother of violating numerous state codes against sexual harassment, intimidation, and other workplace safety protections. According to the AG’S office, there was a vast amount of complaints filed with human resources that never saw the light of day.

For years, assistants working for Weinstein “were exposed to and required to facilitate” sexual encounters for him “as a condition of employment,” the office has stated. “Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company failed their female employees,” James said in a statement. “After all the harassment, threats, and discrimination, these survivors are finally receiving some justice.”

The disgraced movie mogul was sentenced to 23 years in prison in March after a Manhattan jury found him guilty of forcibly performing oral sex on former Project Runway staffer Miriam “Mimi” Haleyi in 2006 and raping hairstylist Jessica Mann in 2013.

The scandal gained notoriety and fueled the #MeToo Movement even inspiring an episode of Law & Order SVU.

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Fred The Godson Foundation Launches Today With Support From Surprise Guests

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On April 23, 2020, the Hip-Hop community was saddened by the untimely loss of one of its beloved New York artist; Fred the Godson. Born, Frederick Thomas, the Bronx rapper passed away due to complications from the Coronavirus at the age of 41. A husband and father of two beautiful daughters, Sadie and Sophia, Fred had a vision for his children and community. And so the journey begins; a living legacy, the launch of the Fred the Godson Foundation.

“I bring people together that normally wouldn’t be around each other. It’s what I do best.”~ Frederick Thomas

A South Bronx native, Fred the Godson always had a vision for his community. Experiencing poverty growing up, helped him see the youth through relatable eyes. His resilient nature sanctified the mastering of adversity. An inspirational artist and songwriter, Fred was dedicated to and aspired to bring his community up with him. Reaching national fame in 2011, he continued to make his hometown proud through his ingenuity. Fred would participate in yearly back to school events, food and clothing drives, domestic violence awareness events and more. He mentored aspiring artists as well as at risk youth, inspiring them to stay dedicated to their passion. That spirit will remain a shining attribute of his legacy with the launch of the Fred the Godson Foundation.

Fred the Godson Foundation’s mission is to inspire, empower and nourish individuals, children and families in underserved communities, starting with Fred’s birthplace, the Bronx. The foundation will foster community unity through the common pursuit of wellness, prosperity and opportunity.

Tune in today, July 1, 2020 from 6:00PM-8:00PM, the Fred the Godson Foundation will launch with an Instagram LIVE virtual fundraiser event. The launch will serve as the official fundraiser kick off for Frederico’s House, an intergenerational community center that will serve the South Bronx community in honor of Fred the Godson.

Frederico’s House will bring all generations together in order to foster positive youth development, community engagement and empowerment. The center will cater to the entire community and encourages physical fitness, creativity and overall wellness. From financial and credit education, a recording studio, childcare and performing arts room, Frederico’s House will offer a wide array of programs and activities to his community.

A master of wordplay and a pioneer of punchlines, Fred has collaborated with artists such as Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Pusha T, Raekwon and more. He has made appearances with Mary J. Blige, Diddy, Kevin Gates, Meek Mill and many others. Special invited guests will join us for the launch of the foundation via his Instagram LIVE via @FredtheGodsonMusic. Loved by many, celebrities, community leaders and influencers will share words and memories of Fred, while offering their support towards the fundraising efforts for the opening of Frederico’s House.  

Visit the website and make a donation towards the Frederico’s House project at www.FredTheGodsonFoundation.org

He will be missed but never forgotten.

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Fred The Godson Foundation Launches Today With Support From Surprise Guests

fred godson

On April 23, 2020, the Hip-Hop community was saddened by the untimely loss of one of its beloved New York artist; Fred the Godson. Born, Frederick Thomas, the Bronx rapper passed away due to complications from the Coronavirus at the age of 41. A husband and father of two beautiful daughters, Sadie and Sophia, Fred had a vision for his children and community. And so the journey begins; a living legacy, the launch of the Fred the Godson Foundation.

“I bring people together that normally wouldn’t be around each other. It’s what I do best.”~ Frederick Thomas

A South Bronx native, Fred the Godson always had a vision for his community. Experiencing poverty growing up, helped him see the youth through relatable eyes. His resilient nature sanctified the mastering of adversity. An inspirational artist and songwriter, Fred was dedicated to and aspired to bring his community up with him. Reaching national fame in 2011, he continued to make his hometown proud through his ingenuity. Fred would participate in yearly back to school events, food and clothing drives, domestic violence awareness events and more. He mentored aspiring artists as well as at risk youth, inspiring them to stay dedicated to their passion. That spirit will remain a shining attribute of his legacy with the launch of the Fred the Godson Foundation.

Fred the Godson Foundation’s mission is to inspire, empower and nourish individuals, children and families in underserved communities, starting with Fred’s birthplace, the Bronx. The foundation will foster community unity through the common pursuit of wellness, prosperity and opportunity.

Tune in today, July 1, 2020 from 6:00PM-8:00PM, the Fred the Godson Foundation will launch with an Instagram LIVE virtual fundraiser event. The launch will serve as the official fundraiser kick off for Frederico’s House, an intergenerational community center that will serve the South Bronx community in honor of Fred the Godson.

Frederico’s House will bring all generations together in order to foster positive youth development, community engagement and empowerment. The center will cater to the entire community and encourages physical fitness, creativity and overall wellness. From financial and credit education, a recording studio, childcare and performing arts room, Frederico’s House will offer a wide array of programs and activities to his community.

A master of wordplay and a pioneer of punchlines, Fred has collaborated with artists such as Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Pusha T, Raekwon and more. He has made appearances with Mary J. Blige, Diddy, Kevin Gates, Meek Mill and many others. Special invited guests will join us for the launch of the foundation via his Instagram LIVE via @FredtheGodsonMusic. Loved by many, celebrities, community leaders and influencers will share words and memories of Fred, while offering their support towards the fundraising efforts for the opening of Frederico’s House.  

Visit the website and make a donation towards the Frederico’s House project at www.FredTheGodsonFoundation.org

He will be missed but never forgotten.

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Is Nicki Minaj Dropping ‘Pink Friday 2’?

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Nicki Minaj owes the Barbs a fifth studio album and it looks like it’s going to be the second installment of her critically-acclaimed debut project, Pink Friday.

“PF2,” Nicki tweeted and it immediately sent her fan base off in a frenzy. Right before that, she tweeted, “MEMORIES.” Not sure if this the name of her lead single or if she’s just going down memory lane this Monday afternoon.

Pink Friday is turning 10 at the end of the year. The collection featured Eminem, Rihanna, Drake, will.i.am, Kanye West and Natasha Bedingfield. The album was promoted with eight singles and propelled the Queens rapper to International stardom with the success of hits like “Super Bass.”

“Your Love,” “Moment For Life,” and “Right Thru Me,” were a few hits that spawned from Nicki Minaj’s freshman album. Pink Friday debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, selling 375,000 copies in its first week.

Nicki has been breaking records all year. She secured to No. 1 hits thanks to her collaborations with Doja Cat and Tekashi 6ix9ine.

Who do you think will be featured on PF2?

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Beyoncé’s ‘Black is King’ Visual Album Coming to Disney Plus Next Month

Beyoncé’s 'Black is King' Visual Album Coming to Disney Plus Next Month

Beyonce is bringing her talents to Disney Plus.

Disney announced Queen Bey is set to release a visual album, Black is King, inspired by The Lion King, which is scheduled to arrive on Disney plus in July. The album is written, directed, and executive produced from the “Black Parade” singer herself.

In a statement made by Disney and Parkwood, “’Black is King’ is a celebratory memoir for the world on the black experience” The statement continued saying, “The film is a story for the ages that informs and rebuilds the present. A reunion of cultures and shared generational beliefs. A story of how the people left most broken have an extraordinary gift and a purposeful future.”

Watch the 1-minute trailer for Black is King here:

According to both production companies, the album “pays tribute to the voyages of Black families throughout time. The visual album tells the story of a young kid’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity.” His ancestors help guide him toward his destiny, and with his father’s teachings and guidance from his childhood love, he earns the virtues needed to reclaim his home and throne.

The statement continued, “These timeless lessons are revealed and reflected through Black voices of today, now sitting in their own power.” Black is King is an affirmation of a grand purpose, with lush visuals that celebrate Black resilience and culture. The film highlights the beauty of tradition and Black excellence.

Black is King is based on the musical soundtrack of the movie The Lion King: The Gift. The album served as the soundtrack for the film and featured artists such as Jay-Z, Blue Ivy Carter, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, 070 Shake, Tierra Whack & Jessie Reyez. As well as African artists including Wizkid, Shatta Wale, Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Yemi Alade, Busiswa, and Salatiel.

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Beyoncé’s ‘Black is King’ Visual Album Coming to Disney Plus Next Month

Beyoncé’s 'Black is King' Visual Album Coming to Disney Plus Next Month

Beyonce is bringing her talents to Disney Plus.

Disney announced Queen Bey is set to release a visual album, Black is King, inspired by The Lion King, which is scheduled to arrive on Disney plus in July. The album is written, directed, and executive produced from the “Black Parade” singer herself.

In a statement made by Disney and Parkwood, “’Black is King’ is a celebratory memoir for the world on the black experience” The statement continued saying, “The film is a story for the ages that informs and rebuilds the present. A reunion of cultures and shared generational beliefs. A story of how the people left most broken have an extraordinary gift and a purposeful future.”

Watch the 1-minute trailer for Black is King here:

According to both production companies, the album “pays tribute to the voyages of Black families throughout time. The visual album tells the story of a young kid’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity.” His ancestors help guide him toward his destiny, and with his father’s teachings and guidance from his childhood love, he earns the virtues needed to reclaim his home and throne.

The statement continued, “These timeless lessons are revealed and reflected through Black voices of today, now sitting in their own power.” Black is King is an affirmation of a grand purpose, with lush visuals that celebrate Black resilience and culture. The film highlights the beauty of tradition and Black excellence.

Black is King is based on the musical soundtrack of the movie The Lion King: The Gift. The album served as the soundtrack for the film and featured artists such as Jay-Z, Blue Ivy Carter, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, 070 Shake, Tierra Whack & Jessie Reyez. As well as African artists including Wizkid, Shatta Wale, Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Yemi Alade, Busiswa, and Salatiel.

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Kristen Bell Follows Jenny Slate’s Lead, Steps Down From Voice Role as Molly on ‘Central Park’

Kristen Bell Follows Jenny Slate's Lead, Steps Down From Voice Role as Molly on 'Central Park'

In separate announcements, Jenny Slate and Kristen Bell stated they will no longer be the voice of their respective Black characters on animated shows.

Jenny has played Missy Foreman-Greenwald, a mixed-race woman of color on the show Big Mouth, which can be seen on Netflix since 2017. This comes from Netflix revealed the acclaimed series had been renewed through season six. Nonetheless, Slate revealed on June 24th that she will be walking away from her character as “one step in a life-long process of uncovering the racism in my actions.”

“I reasoned with myself that it was permissible for me to play “Missy” because her mom is Jewish and White – as am I. But “Missy” is also Black, and Black characters on an animated show should be played by Black people,” says Jenny.

She continued saying “I will continue to engage in meaningful anti-racist action, to be thoughtful about the messages in my work, to be curious and open to feedback, and to do my best to take responsibility for the ways that I am a part of the problem. … I am so very sorry. Black voices must be heard. Black Lives Matter.”

Then hours later Kristen Bell announced she is no longer voicing her black character role. Bell played a mixed-raced character on the Apple TV+ show Central Park, and cosigned a statement that Jenny stated however she will remain on the show but as a new character.

“The casting of Molly is an opportunity to get representation right – to cast a Black or mixed-race actress and give Molly a voice that resonates will all of the nuance and experiences of the character as we’ve drawn her.”

“This is a time to acknowledge our acts of complicity,” Kristen added to the statement in her caption. “It was wrong and we, on the Central Park team, are pledging to make it right,” she continued. “I am happy to relinquish this role to someone who can give a much more accurate portrayal and I will commit to learning, growing and doing my part for equality and inclusion.”

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Beyonce is Set to Receive Humanitarian Award at 2020 BET Awards

Beyonce is Set to Receive Humanitarian Award at 2020 BET Awards

Beyonce will be honored at the BET Awards with the Humanitarian recognition on Sunday, June 28th.

Queen Bey will be honored with the special accolade at this year’s award for her philanthropy works.

The singer raised money for a countless number of causes supporting young women in colleges, launching a multi-year partnership with UNICEF to create BeyGood4Burundi, which aims to provide safe water and sanitation to the small, landlocked East African country of Burundi.

Just a few days ago Bey released a new song “Black Parade” in support Black-owned businesses. In a post on her website, she stated “Happy Juneteenth. Being Black is your activism. Black excellence is a form of protest. Black joy is your right.”

The 2020 BET Awards will also honor Nicolas Johnson, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, and D-Nice as the 2020 Shine A Light Honourees, which recognizes “resilience, ingenuity, and creativity in the face of adversity,” as per the press release.

Lil Wayne will pay tribute to the late great NBA basketball legend Kobe Bryant who passed away in January during the show. Wayne Brady will honor Little Richard, who passed away in May.

The 2020 BET Awards will air on BET and CBS on Sunday, 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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Nicki Minaj Responds to ‘New Body’ Demands: ‘Light Up KIM Comments Everyday’

Nicki Minaj Responds to 'New Body' Demands: 'Light Up KIM Comments Everyday'

Nicki Minaj has been teasing her fifth studio album for a while, but she delivered some memorable guest features in-between.

One of them is a 2019 feature from an unreleased Kanye West record featuring Ty Dolla Sign called “New Body.” The record was set to be featured on the Yhandi project that was shelved, but some hackers got their hands on the file and leaked it.

The song grew in popularity thanks to a viral TikTok beauty challenge, and now fans want the songs on streaming platforms. Apparently, Nicki is here for it and is calling on the Barbs for assistance. “Light up KIM comments everyday if you want NB,” Nicki wrote in a since-deleted tweet.

She also instructed her fan base to do the same if they want to hear her unreleased ASAP Ferg collaboration. “Y’all gotta light up Ferg comments everyday if u want [Move Ya Hips],” she tweeted.

But of course, the Barbz listened to what their queen Nicki Minaj told them to do.

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