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Plies Wants The Next US President To Be a Woman

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Before Plies gave us some of the most hilarious social media commentaries, he was known for hits singles. From “Bust It Baby” to “Shawty,” Plies knew how to cater to a woman audience. While the Florida native is renowned for being outspoken, he always knows how to bridge the gap between comedy and seriousness. The “Ran Off on the plug twice” rapper recently tweeted in support of “The Future is Female moving, as he asked for the next POTUS to be a woman.  

“The Next President In America Should Be A Female!!!!!!” tweeted Plies. He goes on to add that many people fear change, when instead they should embrace it. In life change is the only constant.

“That’s The Problem With America To Many People Scared Of Change!!!!”

The country is heading in that direction with the election of Vice President Kamala Harris. Madam VP broke a number of barriers this past election. She became the country’s first Black, Indian, and Woman Vice President. As a woman VP, she holds the highest seat ever held by a woman government official. As we all advocated for VP Harris to be elected, President Biden and his administration were certain in their choice.  

Plies certainly agrees. If President Biden does not go for a 2nd term, is VP Harris next up to take the Presidential Seat? We have 3 years and a half before the 2024 election. Until then we’ll continue to hold the current administration accountable.  

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Drake Signs ‘Views’ Vinyl For Young Fan

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Drake always has time to show love to his young fans. As the world awaits the arrival of his latest studio album, Certified Lover Boy, we continue to see Drizzy out and about. The Boy has spent a lot of time in the past month hosting Oscar after-parties and gathering with a number of friends. He even hosted a dinner with UK’s finest including SnowFall’s Damson Idris, UK rapper Giggs and more. Despite reports of The Boy allegedly breaking up an engagement between a collaborator and her fiancé, Drake seems to be living his best life.

In a recent video, he was stopped by a young fan as he was leaving a facility. The fan’s mother asked that the 4x Grammy-winner take a picture with her young daughter. She even had a vinyl copy of Drake’s 4th studio album, Views. He eagerly signed the record.

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Online Brokerage Company Backed By Drake Valued At $4 Billion

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According to a report from Business Insider, a Canada-based online brokerage company that is backed by hometown rap hero Drake is reportedly valued at $4 billion.

Wealthsimple, the company that has other famous Canadian investors including Michael J. Fox and former pro-baseball player Dwight Powell, received over $600 million during its last funding season. According to the report, the app for the company will be the Canadian version of Robinhood.

“More than two million Canadians use Wealthsimple to grow their money, file their taxes, pay their friends, and make their financial lives better,” said CEO Mike Katchen. “This investment will fuel our growth so we can reach millions more and ensure that everyone has access to the simplest, most powerful financial products and services, no matter who they are or where they are in their financial lives.”

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Chicago’s O-Block Projects Reportedly Sold Despite Lil Durk’s Buying Interest

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Lil Durk was a little too late. Parkway Garden a.k.a. “O-Block” was recently put up for sale. The Chicago projects gained notoriety in Hip-Hop after many Chicago rappers including Chief Keef, Lil Reese, the late King Von, the late Fredo Santana, and Lil Durk begin to claim it. Last week, when it was reported that the apartment complex was up for sale, Durk expressed his interest in buying it. He did not care for the cost either.

While the price nor the buyer has been revealed, the apartment complex was sold before a bid could be made. According to Saycheese TV, O-Block is likely to fall to the gentrification model. It is going to be redeveloped and highly overpriced for current residents.

It will be interesting to see Durk’s response following his interest. With his dedication to Chicago, it is likely we will see Durk’s ownership portfolio grown within his hometown for years to come. It is only a matter of time.

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Diddy Enters “The Love Era” With New Name Change

Diddy Enters "The Love Era" With New Name Change

We have now entered “The Love Era” of Sean Combs, formerly Diddy.

Since his rise as an unpaid intern to superstar music and entrepreneurial mogul, Diddy has had name changes throughout his career. In the 90s, he was known by three monikers: Puff, Puffy, or Puff Daddy. Following a revitalized image, he opted for P. Diddy and entered into a new era of Bad Boy. In the late 2000s, he got rid of the P and has since been Diddy.

Well, that recently changed over the past couple of years. Now it is official and looks like it is a permanent change. He took to social media for the announcement, while also displaying a book of each of his monikers throughout his legendary career.

“Look what I just got in the mail today… It’s official!!! WELCOME TO THE LOVE ERA

Instead of retiring the names, he is simply transitioning from it. Each name represented a persona, fitting for the time. With “The Love Era,” the Bad Boy mogul looks to continue to spread positive vibrations and the zen-like energy of serenity. He has also continued to promote a number of young talent in their respective spaces.

Most recently, Justin LaBoy and comedian, Druski, scored shows on Diddy’s network, Revolt TV. What do you think of Sean “Love” Comb’s new name? Do you think it is permanent?

Peep some of the new shows on Revolt TV below.

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Drake Shares His Son’s Reaction To LeBron James Highlights

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Drake and his son, share the same love for the game of basketball. Earlier this month, The Boy showed off Adonis’ jump-shot on two different occasions. The excitement shines seamlessly.

Early this morning, Drake took to his Instagram to share his son’s reaction after watching LeBron James highlights. With each highlight, Adonis’ eyes stayed glued to the laptop screen. At one point he was wowed during a specific play made by the 4-time NBA MVP.

He blurted out “OMG, you see.”

Drizzy and LeBron have been close friends for over a decade. When the Certified Lover Boy dropped his breakout mixtape, So Far Gone, King James showed up to the release party and the rest was history.

With Drake’s close relationship to his hometown Raptors and close friendship with LeBron James, it is only a matter of time before Adonis starts to meet some of the NBA’s best basketball players.

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Bas Teases New J. Cole Album To Drop In “Two Weeks”

J. Cole set to allegedly make his return in two weeks.

According to Dreamville artist, Bas, J. Cole is gearing up to release his newest project in a couple of weeks. Last summer, Cole dropped the first 2 songs from The Fall Off. The songs were entitled, “The Climb Back” and “Lion King on Ice.

They were a warm-up. Now according to Dreamville artist, Bas, Cole is expected to make his return with another album very soon. In a since-deleted post, Bas tells fans to “pack their bags.”

“The Off-Season. pack your bags in two weeks.”

The internet went into a frenzy last week following the release of Top Dawg Entertainment’s own promotional video, hinting toward another drop from their camp. The West Coast label hosts Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and more on their talented roster.

Are the two announcements a coincidence? We will have to wait and check back in after two weeks. Until then, fans can basks in the excitement of new J. Cole coming soon.

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Grammys To Drop Nomination Review Committee After The Weeknd Boycotts 2021 Award Show

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Many artists have boycotted the Grammys but none have seen results like The Weeknd after his 2021 boycott.

The Grammys announced a major change is coming to future award shows.

On Friday the recording Academy announced changes to the list of rules to “reflect its ongoing commitment to evolve with the musical landscape” and “ensure that the Grammy Awards rules and guidelines are transparent and equitable.”

The most notable  update is the decision to remove the nomination Review Committee which were groups of “15-30 highly skilled music peers who represented and voted within their genre communities for the final selection of nominees.”

The Weeknd dragged the secret committees After being tapped to perform at the award show but not receiving a single nomination despite having a commercially successful year. 

“The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…” He tweeted after the  2021 nominations were released ahead of the show.

The Weekend double down on his comments during an interview with The New York Times and said that he will continue to boycott The Grammys indefinitely.

“Because of the secret committees,” the singer told The New York Times, “I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys.”

Harvey Mason Jr., chair and interim president/CEO of the Recording Academy, Said he understood why the weekend was disappointed about not being nominated. 

“I was surprised and can empathize with what he’s feeling. His music this year was excellent, and his contributions to the music community and broader world are worthy of everyone’s admiration. We were thrilled when we found out he would be performing at the upcoming Super Bowl and we would have loved to have him also perform on the Grammy stage the weekend before,” Mason Jr. said.

What are your thoughts on the Grammys making this update after The Weeknd called them out ahead of the 2021 award ceremony?

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[WATCH] Breonna Taylor Protesters Arrested At Kentucky Derby, Diner Patron Who Points Gun At Them Cleared By Cops

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According to a report from TMZ, a group of protesters who were rallying against the failure to prosecute the cops who killed 26-year-old EMT first responder Breonna Taylor were arrested near Churchill Downs, where the Kentucky Derby was being held. According to the report, the Louisville Police Department will not offer the reason as to why the protesters were arrested.

Marchers protested by the entrance of Churchill Downs with signs that read, “We haven’t forgotten Breonna.”

The marchers eventually made their way to La Chasse restaurant, where a man dining at the restaurant pulled out a gun and continuously waved it at the protesters. When the police came, the man who pulled out the weapon was cleared, but three protesters were chased down and arrested.

When TMZ contacted the Louisville PD and asked why the protesters were arrested, they wouldn’t say but told them to file a public records request.

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[WATCH] Idaho Cop Mocks LeBron James’ Ma’Khia Bryant Tweet On TikTok And Gets $200K In Donations

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Lebron James became the target of the law enforcement community’s criticism following his “You’re Next” tweet to Columbus, Ohio Police Officer Nicholas Reardon, the cop who shot 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant on April 20. Now, a police officer from Idaho made a a very abrasive video about James’ tweet that has gone viral and even earned him some cash along the way.

Bellevue, Idaho Officer Nate Silvester made a video(seen below) mocking James’ now-deleted tweet, but was suspended from the force because of the video’s content on such a controversial topic about police accountability. After his suspension, a GoFundMe was created for Silvester, which has earned him over $200,000 in donations. Silvester has even created a video in response to his support, saying that he has been “bullied and vilified.”

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