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Watch 21 Savage Sing R&B Karaoke to Aaliyah, Beyoncé, & Usher

R&B mode.

21 Savage is spending his days in quarantine with some good old-fashioned karaoke. The “a lot” rapper took to Instagram Live on Sunday morning to sing along to some R&B classics. While sitting at home, he entertained his followers with hit after hit.

He had the BeyHive buzzing with his covers of Beyoncé’s “Me, Myself and I” and Destiny’s Child’s “Cater 2 U.” With a remote in hand, Savage took it back with Brandy’s 1994 hit “I Wanna Be Down,” and even flexed his falsetto on Usher’s “Burn.”

The Saint Laurent Don showed he’s a true R&B head with Aaliyah’s “Come Over,” Monica’s “So Gone,” and Lauryn Hill and D’Angelo’s “Nothing Even Matters.” And he didn’t need any help while belting Jhené Aiko’s recent hit “P*$$Y Fairy (OTW).” “Ni**a, I ain’t reading no lyrics,” he said. “I know this shit by heart.”

Savage, who’s readying the sequel to Savage Mode with Metro Boomin, is no stranger to R&B collaborations. He appeared on recent remixes to Normani’s “Motivation,” H.E.R.’s “Slide,” and Alicia Keys’ “Show Me Love.”

From Aaliyah to Usher, watch highlights from Savage’s karaoke party below.

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Lori Harvey and Future Spark Pregnancy Rumors with Sonogram Photo

Is Lori Harvey about to be a mom?

The model is sparking pregnancy rumors after posting what seemed like an innocent video of T-Pain and Lil Jon’s beat battle on her TV screen on Saturday night. But eagle-eyed fans noticed that there was a sonogram printout sitting to the right of the television screen.

Social media lit up with speculation that the 23-year-old could be pregnant with Future’s baby. “Lori Harvey pregnant. I knew Future would win,” wrote one Twitter user, while another added, “Lori Harvey is pregnant? He’s done it again….”

However, it appears to be a false alarm. The sonogram is most likely her sister’s, Morgan Hawthorne, who previously announced that she was expecting another child. The same television and media cabinet from Lori’s Instagram Story can be seen in the background of Morgan’s photo. Her young daughter was also seen in videos that Harvey posted on IG.

While motherhood may not be in her immediate future, Steve Harvey’s stepdaughter and Future have been dating since at least January when they went public with their relationship. They showed PDA during a trip to Jamaica to celebrate Lori’s 23rd birthday. For Valentine’s Day, Future surprised his girlfriend by filling her house with roses before flying her out to Utah for a quick getaway.

Future is already a father to at least six kids. In February, the “Life Is Good” rapper filed a lawsuit against Eliza Seraphin, who claims that Future fathered his seventh child with her.

See some of the reactions to the pregnancy rumors below.

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Kodak Black Questions if it’s True that NBA Youngboy Turned Rat on Floyd Mayweather’s Daughter

Even from jail, Kodak Black has his ear to the streets and is not afraid to comment on it.

He took to social to comment on the NBA Youngboy and Iyanna Mayweather/ Baby moms debacle. On his Instagram, he posted:

“The Hell They Mean Fully Cooperated LOL They ain’t Say A Lil Piece Bih They Say Fully Bih LOL Anyways Man That Word Aint Even Posed To Be Attached To Your Name @nba_youngboy . Dam Lil Bra Don’t Do Dat Lil Girl Like Dat Man! Don’t Do That Lil Girl Like Dat! I Mean I’m Locked Up, But This Shit Got It Lookin Like If It Was Some Otha Shit YOU’LL TELL SOMETHING.. This Shit Make Like U Was Scared Dem Ppl Was Gone Try Charge U Wit It Or Something So U SCREAMED..Dat Ain’t Da Drip Man U Kno We Don’t Holla @ Dem Ppl! One Of Dem Niggaz Inna Hize Wit U Coulda Talk To Dem Folks B4 U Did Cuz U Don’t Kno Shit Smh Where Ya Coach Was @nba_youngboy Smh I See Ima Have To Write U A Letter And Tie Yo Shoes Fa U Lil Bra. Free @ZodakRedd

Kodak, in his own broken Floridan, seems to be in disbelief that NBA Youngboy allowed the police to take Mayweather’s daughter and that he would be cooperating with the authorities to keep her locked up for the assault.

Words like “YOU’ll TELL SOMETHING” or “So U SCREAMED” definitely sounds like he is wondering if he is a rodent. He even said that he could have had someone else speak to the cops, but according to his intel, he spoke up. Kodak went on to say that NBA needed a coach and that he didn’t know anything.

This snitch thing is quite fascinating. What’s more fascinating is how he is in prison and still on Instagram or even better… how whoever is posting for him has his vernacular down to a “tee.”

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Floyd Mayweather’s Daughter Locked Up for Allegedly Stabbing NBA Youngboy’s Baby Moms

Champion boxer, Floyd Mayweather’s daughter Iyanna was arrested earlier for a felonious act of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She stabbed rapper NBA Youngboy’s baby mother.

She was arrested 1:30 AM Saturday morning and may have to spend the entire weekend there.

According to TMZ, Iyanna arrived at NBA’s home and confronted the mother of his child and told her that she was the rapper’s fiancé. The woman, Lapattra Lashai Jacobs, was then told that she should leave. However, Lapattra responded with the authority most baby mothers have and told her that she is the one that should be going.

.As the two argued, Iyanna somehow obtained two knives from the kitchen.

According to TMZ, Jacobs approached the fighter’s daughter and she snapped, stabbed her multiple times.

The tabloid said that when the EMTs arrived they found Lapattra on the floor and she was then taken to the hospital. According to Iyanna, Lapattra pulled her hair first.

Now she is locked up. Lapattra as far as anyone knows is in the hospital and NBA is out chilling.

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And The Winner Is… Lil Jon (Sorry T-Pain)

Oh, it was a battle to the death… but the decisive win goes to Lil Jon. Happy 404 Day, bro! After being the number 1 trending phenomenon on Twitter, the producer battle between Lil Jon and T-Pain made a long COVID-19 Saturday night, feel like an outing to Compound in Atlanta.

Let’s be clear. Hit after hit, 40 songs deep, the two of them ping-ponged bangers. But after Lil Jon bussed the crowd in the head with his Capleton 90s dancehall classic, “Tour,” it was pretty much a wrap.

Check out some of what Twitter said about the battle.

After the battle, Lil Jon debuted a new Usher, Ludacris, Lil Jon and Jermaine Dupri song at the end of the experience. The keys were beautifully unexpected but as Tyrese said in the comment, the song is a “Body Bag.” After hearing it, T-Pain said it was a “f*ck record.” Gabrielle Union agreed.

T-Pain had his own “f*ck record” too. This song featured a pure voiced T-Pain with very limited autotune on it.

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52 Years Ago The World Lost A True King: Remembering Martin Through Hip-Hop

Today marks the 52nd anniversary of one of the darkest days in this nation’s history.

On this day, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered while standing on the balcony of a motel in Memphis Tennesee. As the world remembers this icon, we are currently experiencing a very different kind of challenge with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic than King would have ever imagined. While it would seem that this universal challenge would have people turn in it has not. It has also afforded the most bigoted amongst us to peek their ugly heads up to insert racist, xenophobic, homophobic and sexist language like never before.

King is often reduced to just a dreamer. But he was more than that. He was a unifier and also a man that believed in the economic development and empowerment of poor people. Believing that the first step to achieving this is by coming together in times of crisis, pulling your resources and gifts together to ease through the struggle ahead of you.

He didn’t live through SARS-CoV-2. He did not have to use a mask to cover his face, worry about death if he hung out with his friends. But he did see the thousands of American bodies being brought back from the Vietnam war. He did tap into the entertainers around him to inspire the movement.

It is scary and ugly now, but Dr. King’s legacy reminds us that we can get through it.

All is not lost. Just look at how Hip-Hop has moved to gather people through our Instagram concerts, battles, and parties. D-Nice uses his Club Quarantine sets to raise awareness for medical professionals, COVID-19 victims and just settling the restlessness of fear throughout the music-loving world. He is not the only one. DJ Ron G held it down on The Source’s IG page with an influx of celebrities and music fans. Questlove has opened is heart-tirelessly to inspire with his sets. Kid Capri has made us have flashback after flashback. DJ Jon Quick pushes a daily dose of AfroBeats. Bev Bond and Reborn rep for the ladies, Kwame is doing an interesting mix of concerts, parties and old school Saturday morning cartoons and Mad Skillz is doing style clashes in his set. An almost 24 hr. cycle of scheduled jams, the DJs have been putting it down.

Battle Rappers are coming together to find ways to empower each other with online battles. URL, RBE, and the Hood of Brothers have pushed forward new ideas to show ingenuity around the art of battling, a sport centered around the response of the crowd.

Then you have the DJs out of the Atlanta University Center network of HBCUs, putting their heads together in an act of unity, to recreate a virtual Block party for the four schools: Spelman, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse and Morris Brown. DJs donated their time performing hour-long sets: DJ Mars, Tron, LV, Trauma, Doc, Battle, and Braxx made many forget that they were sheltering in and danced like crazy in their quarantined rooms. The idea of Unity was what Dr. King fought for when he was yet a student under Dr. Robert Brisbane at Morehouse in the mid-forties.

Then musical icons have paired up to really display unity through fake musical competitions: Neyo vs. Johnta Austin, Scott Storch vs. Mannie Fresh, Timbaland vs. Swizz Beatz, Lil Jon vs. T-Pain and Teddy Riley vs. Babyface.

So how is this in any way a remembrance of Dr. King and his legacy. King died so that people of color and poor people can have upward mobility, equity in commerce, resources and the quality of life. He pushed hard for people to see decency and value in each other— with the hope that those people would then harken to each other in times of trouble with support and uplift.

Has Hip-Hop not done that in these awful times?

King said, “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. ” Hip-Hop remembers this and uses this to bring light out of this time of fear.

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Spike Lee Throws Shots at Bill Cosby; Claims He Stole Something From Him #RobbiReed

Spike Lee said that Bill Cosby jacked him. But did he really steal his cast or was it the high-honored jewel of a casting directed named Robbi Reed.

Many children of the 80s looked up to Bill Cosby as he represented the best parts of Black life. From Fat Albert to Picture Pages to The Cosby Show, there was something about his persona the exemplified “Black Excellence.”

The Temple grad made it a point to highlight HBCUs on his hit NBC series, The Cosby Show, by wearing #Spelbound buttons. He also created a fictional Black institution called Hillman College, as the alma mater for both Cliff and Clair Huxtable.

The first mention of Hillman was during the first season. Hillman would be the place where Cliff would meet a young lady named Clair Hanks. It was also where Cliff ran track and his dad, Russell also attended. This backstory was presented in 1984.

However, the fullness of Hillman that was debut on the show A Different World was not created until September 24, 1987. And for some people, this show produced by Bill Coby, was the first time that you ever saw an HBCU on screen and the characters that made you fall in love with the HBCU experience.

Spike Lee says hold up, wait a minute.

What happened was Bill Cosby hired the infamous Robbi Reed to cast the NBC pilot, after Spike tapped her for his movie. A Different World debuted first on television and School Daze came out February 12, 1988. You know Spike was pissed.

Young actors that made their mark appearing in both projects are Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, and Darryl M. Bell. Even talented folk like Art Evans, Dominic Hoffman, and Roger Guenveur Smith shared their gifts on both sets. Reed, as one of the few African American casting directors at that time, kept people working.

Here is Robbi Reed’s account of it:

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Floyd Mayweather’s Daughter Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing NBA YoungBoy’s Baby Mama

Floyd Mayweather’s daughter was arrested after a violent confrontation with YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s baby mama.

Iyanna Mayweather was taken into custody for felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon at 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that NBA YoungBoy and his baby mama, Lapattra Lashai Jacobs, were at the rapper’s Houston home when Mayweather arrived and Jacobs announced that she was YoungBoy’s fiancée. She told Jacobs to leave the house before Jacobs demanded that Mayweather leave the house.

An argument ensued in the kitchen, where Mayweather allegedly approached Jacobs with two knives. Jacobs stepped toward Mayweather before Mayweather charged at her with one of the knives. Jacobs told cops that she was stabbed twice. She didn’t feel the first knife wound but did feel the second knife.

When emergency medics arrived, Jacobs was laying on the floor. She was hospitalized and her condition is currently unknown. YoungBoy, who was home at the time, was briefly placed in handcuffs before being released.

Mayweather claims that Jacobs incited her by pulling her hair outside the house before running into the kitchen. She is currently in Houston’s Harris County jail.

Last month, YoungBoy accused someone of slashing his Maybach tires, calling the culprit an “old inherited ass bitch” during his Instagram rant. Many thought he was talking about Iyanna, whose father is boxing champ Floyd Mayweather. However, Iyanna denied that it was her. “HE’S NOT TALKING ABOUT ME,” she wrote.

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The-Dream Announces ‘Sextape IV’ Release Date

While fans are cooped up at home, The-Dream is giving them another Sextape.

The R&B king is moving forward with plans to release the fourth installment in his Sextape series. Taking to Instagram, he announced that Sextape 4 will arrive at major streaming services on April 17. After debating whether to release it during a global pandemic, he decided that now was more the right time than ever.

“SXTP4! April 17. Honestly, I didn’t want to put it out with what’s going on in the world and here!” said The-Dream. “I had so many people tel me , NO music is what we need right now more than ever. Love and Blessings to everyone touched by this moment in our lives. 4-17 out EVERYWHERE!”

He previously teased the tracklist, which includes 13 songs with provocative titles such as “Passion,” “Hard 4 Me,” “Ecstasy,” and “F**k My Brains Out.”

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Sextape 4 follows 2018’s Ménage à Trois: Sextape Vol. 1, 2, 3. The three-volume album consisted of 40 baby-making jams including “Challenger,” “Bedroom,” and “Super Soaker.”

The Grammy-winning hitmaker can also be heard alongside JAY-Z on the unreleased demo of “Holy Grail” as well as Jay Electronica’s new album A Written Testimony.

The-Dream recently paid tribute to Bill Withers by performing a cover of the late soul legend’s “Ain’t No Sunshine” on his piano at home. “Mr Withers was one of the most influential artist of our time,” he wrote. “To The Great Bill Withers Rest, you deserve it, let us as musicians honor you by taking it from here.”

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Lil Wayne Plans ‘Special’ Surprise for Fans

Lil Wayne has “something special” for fans during the quarantine.

The Young Money rapper took to Instagram on Friday to tease an imminent surprise. “Got somethin special komin real soon!” wrote Weezy alongside photos of him chilling at home in his sweats and Uggs.

He also shared a message to his 11.7 million followers amid the coronavirus lockdown. “Yall stay safe and healthy out there !!” added “Socially distant Tune.”

It’s unclear what he’s planning, but fans are hopeful for new music. The prolific rapper has plenty of songs in the vault including a collaboration with DaBaby. He recently told MTV that he recorded 53 tracks in one night alone.

Last month, Tunechi dropped a video for “Mama Mia” off his latest album Funeral, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in February.

2 Chainz also announced that he is planning to drop ColleGrove 2, a sequel to 2016’s collaborative album with Lil Wayne, sometime this year.

See Tunechi’s teaser below.

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