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Kim Kardashian ‘Reevaluating’ Relationship With Balenciaga After Brand Backlash

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Kim Kardashian has finally broken her silence following Balenciaga’s controversial ad involving children holding BDSM-style dressed teddy bears. The mother of four took to Twitter on Sunday to release her first statement since the controversy began.

“I have been quiet for the past few days, not because I haven’t been disgusted and outraged by the recent Balenciaga campaigns, but because I wanted an opportunity to speak to their team to understand for myself how this could have happened,” Kardashian said on Twitter.

“As a mother of four, I have been shaken by the disturbing images. The safety of children must be held with the highest regard and any attempts to normalize child abuse of any kind should have no place in our society — period.”

Following public backlash, Balenciaga removed their disturbing images. The ad for their Spring ’23 collection also included a printed copy of the US Supreme Court’s decision on child pornography laws in the background of an image, according to Page Six. Kim Kardashian added to her initial statement regarding her future with the fashion brand while offering empathy.

“As for my future with Balenciaga, I am currently re-evaluating my relationship with the brand, basing it off their willingness to accept accountability for something that should have never happened to begin with — & the actions I am expecting to see them take to protect children,” she tweeted.

Twitter users quickly dismissed Kardashian’s statement days after the distributing campaign received backlash.

“Imagine being rich enough to walk away from a job that is morally corrupt- and then not choosing to,” wrote one user.

Kanye was right about what he said about celebrities being controlled,” added another.

Ye recently called out celebrities for not speaking up just a day before his ex-wife stated she would “re-evaluate her relationship with the brand.

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Metro Boomin Drops ‘Heroes & Villains’ Cover Art

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Metro Boomin is getting closer to releasing his 2nd studio album, Heroes & Villains. The legendary producer dropped his star-studded debut project, Not All Heroes Wear Capes, back in 2018, which featured Drake, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Gunna, Gucci Mane, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, and more. Now fans are less than one month away from hearing the ATL-based producer’s latest work.

He took to his social media to share the new cover art, showing a contrasting reflection of the producer donning a black suit on one end and a beige, checkered suit on the other. The varied image of the hitmaker is left with flames coming from his back. According to Metro Boomin, he is “saving the year” with the release of his sophomore project.

On Instagram, he used his caption to hint at the length of his caption.

“Heroes & Villains 12.2.22 must be [two] sides,” he wrote.

Now fans will await the tracklist later this week. Heroes & Villains is expected to release Friday, Dec. 2.

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Tina Knowles Is Confident that Jay-Z Will Find Success As NFL Owner

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Tina Knowles is sure that Jay-Z will have success as an NFL owner.

TMZ recently caught up with Tina Knowles at LAX to ask about her son-in-law’s potential next business venture.

“I have no doubt that anything that they put their minds to, they can do it well,” Knowles said.

TMZ Sports reported Jay-Z and Jeff Bezos meeting in Los Angeles to allegedly discuss the Washington Commanders’ purchase. The two billionaires kept the meeting extremely private as they entered the restaurant.

Bezos was joined by his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, while Hov was joined unexpectedly by Corey Gamble.

Knowles joins Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Undisputed host Shannon Sharpe in co-signing Jay-Z, the next successful NFL owner.

There is no guarantee that Washington Commanders owner, Dan Snyder, will part ways with the team. Just in case he does any time soon, Jay-Z and Hov are reportedly preparing to make a move.

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Dave East Taps DJ Drama for ‘Book of David’ Project

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Dave East gets into his Gansta Grillz bag for his latest project with DJ Drama, Book Of David.

East’s recent drop is his second release of the year after dropping HDIGH (How Did I Get Here?) back in March. The production is handled by the Harlem rapper’s long-time collaborators, Buda & Grandz and Mike Kutz. Book of David contains 17-tracks of what Dave East supporters love the most: picture-painting storytelling and heavy-hitting bars.

The project’s lead single, “Seen A Lot,” contains samples from Roberta Flack’s “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye,” which Lil Kim used for her hit track, “Queen B**ch.” East also samples Busta Rhyme’s classic track, “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See,” on “Eyes Can See.”

East’s album cover and title work cohesively to give listeners a perfect insight to what’s expected of the album: chapters of Dave East’s life.

The Harlem rapper hosted an album release dinner party for a number of media and tastemakers on the day of the release, courtesy of Remy Martin. Dave East was able to share his experiences behind the creation and concept of his latest effort.

Book of David is out now. Peep the “Seen A Lot” video below.

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Cops Indict 32 Members Of Brooklyn’s WOOO And CHOO Gangs On 106 Criminal Counts

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Several news reports have confirmed that a war between two Brooklyn-based gangs, WOOO and CHOO, has prompted an indictment of 32 members of the two gangs on 106 charges, including 19 shootings.

Out of the almost 20 shootings, 2 were fatal and in one of the shootings, a 3-year-old girl was shot. In another shooting, a 22-year-old cab driver was shot while listening to another drill artist’s music. According to the NYPD, both gangs were responsible for 14 injuries and 27 crimes between 2020 and 2022.

According to police, the war between the two factions started in the summer of 2020 with the murder of Shamel Boomer. Even though it was discovered that another gang killed Boomer, the CHOOs openly celebrated his death.

“These are the trigger-pullers. These are that small group of individuals as reckless as we’ve ever seen,” said Deputy Chief Jason Savino during a press conference. “You witnessed the videos. It paints a picture. These gangs would shoot at their opposition in the vicinity of high schools, day-care centers, MTA buses and densely and highly populated areas with no regard for anybody in the area.”

Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez says that the Brownsville-based factions have terrorized the Brooklyn neighborhood as he commended their arrests.

“Removing these individuals from our community will have the desired impact of reducing…trigger pullers from our neighborhoods, making Brownsville a safer place to live with many, many hard-working residents and families who call Brownsville home,” Gonzalez said. “The shootings and the disregard for human life by these gang members didn’t just cost the lives of fellow rival gang members, but also terrorized law-abiding citizens and residents of our community.”

The suspects arraigned on Tuesday(November 17), with two CHOO members having received murder charges for killing two WOOO members. Of the 32 arrests, 13 of them are suspected WOOO members and 19 suspects are alleged CHOO members.

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Fivio Foreign Drops New Track ‘1 on 3’ with Rvssian

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Fivio Foreign returns with his latest effort, “1 on 3.”

The Brooklyn rapper continues his 2022 streak of high-energy releases. It all began with the lead single, “Off The Grid,” from his debut album, B.I.B.L.E. In one year alone, he has collaborated with Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Coi Leray, Quavo, and most recently, Super Bowl Champion, Eli Manning. The latter was undoubtedly the most unexpected.

The “Big Drip” rapper linked with Manning and his former center, Shaun O’Hara, to drop a remix to his latest track, “Giants on 3.”

However, the collaboration came about; it was a genius idea nevertheless. Manning came through dripping with a Celine hoodie, matching bucket hat Cuban link chain, while O’Hara also donned a similar style with a Cuban.

Check out Fivio Foreign and Russian’s latest track and video for “1 on 3” below.

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Drake & 21 Savage Tease Tour Announcement After ‘Her Loss’ Release

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Drake and 21 Savage plan to take their collaborative project on the road very soon.

The Boy and 21 dropped their joint effort on Friday, which led to much scrutiny for Drake’s supposed and alleged stray shots at Megan Thee Stallion, DRAM, Serena Williams’ husband and Ice Spice. Whether each recipient of those bars actually listened to the album or were made aware from social media fanfare, they all responded.

While those shots unexpected, one timely fact appeared in the aftermath, coming from Lil Duval.

Drake and 21 Savage appeared on OVO Sound’s Sound 42 radio show on Sirius XM following the album release to talk about their favorite songs.

“I can’t really just name a song,” said Savage before he proceeds to name “Treacherous Twins,” “Spin Bout U” and “Circo Loco” as some of his favorites.

“I know ima be up all night just looking at what people gotta say,” said Drake.

The OVO general claims he took a different approach following the release of his last project, Honestly, Nevermind.

“I’m excited for tour,” he expresses. “It’s just another opportunity for me to be with my brother. Our set that night is gonna be dangerous. That’s a tour within itself.”

No word of when the tour will actually take place, but it’s suspected that the announcement will take place in the recent future.

Drake is set to perform at the legendary Apollo Theatre on Nov. 11.

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The Artifacts’ TAME ONE Dead At 52

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According to several confirmed reports, Rahem Brown aka TAME ONE of the 90s backpack rap group The Artifacts passed away on Saturday(November 5). He was 52 years old.

The Artifacts, who also includes partner El Da Sensai, are best known for their 1994 hit “Wrong Side Of Da Tracks” from their debut album Between a Rock and a Hard Place, which pays homage to the graffiti culture of which TAME was an active participant as a member of the NJ-based graffiti collective BOOM SKWAD.

The Artifacts split after the release of their second album That’s Them, but both TAME and El respectively continued their solo careers until they reunited to perform at the Rock Steady Reunion in August 2009.

The duo recently signed with Redefinition Records and the first new Artifacts material in over 10 years was debuted on Redefinition Records’ official SoundCloud.

According to the reports, TAME’s cause of death was heart failure.

TheSource.com send condolences to his family and associates.

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HBCU Morehouse College Cancels Hosting Student Basketball Tournament Amid Ye’s Comments

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The prestigious HBCU Morehouse College has canceled a basketball tournament for the DONDA Doves VS. The Skill Factory, after comments made by Ye previously known as Kanye West, were deemed anti-semitic. 

DONDA Academy was set to have their first game against The Skill Factory hosted by Morehouse but the HBCU described the comments made by the “Jesus Walks” rapper as decisive and unproductive leading them to cancel hosting the students. 

READ MORE: Morehouse College To Launch Online Program To Help Black Men Complete Degrees

Ye has been under fire and lost multiple brand deals and revenue over his antisemitic statements. The school canceled with a statement on social media saying it doesn’t support the Academy founder’s comments leaving the kids without a location for their first game. 

“Throughout its history, Morehouse College, perhaps more than any other institution, has stood for social discourse which advances equity and healing, particularly in areas involving race, culture, and socio-economic disparities,” the HBCU tweeted. “We therefore cannot condone, in perception or implication, the recent divisive and unproductive statements by Ye.”

According to reports Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown and Ye were both set to attend the game. Brown took to social media to express his frustration with the students’ game being canceled. 

Do you think Morehouse was right to cancel hosting the basketball game in light of the comments Ye made? Share your thoughts and comments with us on social media.

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Megan Thee Stallion’s TwitchCon Performance Interrupted by Overly Excited Fan

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Megan Thee Stallion is always one to embrace her fans no matter the setting and vice versa. The Hot Girl coach creates the setting for the Hotties to do just that. The Houston rapper was rushed by a fan on stage during her recent performance at this past weekend’s TwitchCon in San Diego.

There is no telling how the fan bypassed security to reach the “Savage” rapper to even touch her, but she was not startled.

After grabbing Megan Thee Stallion by the hand, and twirling her around, security removed the fan.

The “Plan B” rapper is set to both host and be the musical guest for Saturday Night Live on Oct. 15. Megan made her SNL debut back in 2020.

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