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Action Bronson Shows Off 160-Pound Weight Loss

Action Bronson is looking a lot slimmer these days.

The rapper and chef has been focused on his health and his hard work is paying off. Bronson, who once weighed 400 pounds, has shed over 150 pounds. He marked the milestone by sharing a shirtless selfie and flexing his muscles. He captioned it with his current weight—240 pounds.

He received supportive messages from friends including Fat Joe, Anthony Anderson, CC Sabathia, and Joey Bada$$, who commented, “You look beautiful.”

The “F**k, That’s Delicious” host overhauled his diet and started hitting the gym during quarantine. He wakes up at 4 a.m. and begins his day with a protein shake before heading to the gym for boxing and HIIT workouts.

“This journey started way long ago,” he told Men’s Health. “I was born heavy. I was a heavy child. This transformation was long overdue.”

He credits the birth of his son in 2019 for inspiring his weight loss journey. “You always want to be around for your family,” he told the magazine. “It wasn’t going to happen unless I made that decision myself, and, you know, it takes some soul-searching and some shit to really bother you. Like something that really gets under your skin to make that change. That happened to me.”

And he couldn’t be happier with his new lifestyle. “It’s hard to take that first step. When I finally did, it was on,” Bronson told Interview magazine. “I haven’t looked back since. So, to be honest with you, I’m happy with everything.”

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T-Pain Reacts to Tory Lanez Saying He Wants to Sign Him

Tory Lanez has some lofty goals that include T-Pain.

Taking to Twitter, the Playboy rapper announced that he wants to make $1 billion and sign T-Pain to his own label.

“My goal is to make a BILLION DOLLARS , HELP THE WORLD AND GO BACK AND SIGN T PAIN,” tweeted Tory.

But while Tory may have had good intentions, T-Pain was seemingly not flattered by the offer. “This bout the most light skinned thing I’ve read today and it ain’t even night time over here yet,” responded T-Pain, who is independently signed to his own Nappy Boy label.

Tory paid homage to T-Pain by sampling his 2005 hit “I’m Sprung” on 2019’s “Jerry Sprunger,” which also featured the Auto-Tune King.

“I didn’t think that I was gonna get T-Pain on it, but I wanted T-Pain on it,” Tory told Apple Music of their Chixtape 5 collaboration. “It was like a pipe dream of mine. I was in super fanboy mode.”

T-Pain recently dropped his own single “I Like Dat” with Kehlani off his upcoming album Precious Stones.

“The whole project is going to be my thoughts. There is no influence,” he told the Tallahassee Democrat. “I stopped listening to other people’s music for a while. When I recorded, I did it all alone. The whole project, Precious Stones, is going to be right out of my head. It’s definitely going to be one of those ‘This is what I’ve been trying to do’ projects.”

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Kanye West Honored With His Own Day in Atlanta

Kanye West brought DONDA to Atlanta for his listening event on Thursday.

In addition to premiering his 10th studio album at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Ye was honored with his own day. According to TMZ, the City of Atlanta presented the rap icon with a plaque backstage at the event and proclaimed July 22 “Kanye West Day.”

Additionally, Kanye received the Dr. Donda West Meritorious Service award. Kevin James, president of Morris Brown College—the first Black-owned HBCU in Georgia—was on hand to present the award on behalf of Kanye’s mother Donda West, who taught at the school for 20 years and was Chair of the English Department.

Kanye gave 5,000 free tickets to the listening party to faculty, staff, and students of several Atlanta-area HBCUs including Morris Brown College, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, Spelman College, and ITC.

An emotional Kanye, who was born in ATL, was joined backstage by his estranged wife Kim Kardashian and her sister Khloé Kardashian as he accepted the awards.

Kanye premiered DONDA during Thursday’s listening event, which was live-streamed on Apple Music. The long-awaited album, named after his mother, features a surprise collaboration with JAY-Z.

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Keyshia Cole Mourns Death of Mother Frankie Lons

Keyshia Cole is breaking her silence following her mother’s death.

On Sunday, the singer’s biological mother Frankie Lons died from a reported drug overdose at her Oakland home. She was 61.

In the wake of her mother’s passing, an emotional Cole took to Instagram on Thursday evening to share a heartfelt tribute.

“This is so hard man. Can’t really even find the words. SMH,” she began. “I honestly don’t even know how to feel. You can never prepare for something like this… Ever!!! but you will be missed.”

Alongside a slideshow of photos, Keyshia fondly recalled her mother’s “unmatched” humor (“Naturally so funny, that’s what I loved about your personality”) while remembering her as a loving soul who was full of life.

“I created this post to show my love and appreciation for your life,” she added before thanking well wishers. “I would like to thank my fans + supporters, shooot your supporters and fans, for being here with us during these hard times, and the love that you all have for us…..the love for all your children was definitely felt.”

Despite their differences, Keyshia said she is willing to come together with Frankie’s other children to honor their mother.

“When u said all you want is to have ALL OF YOUR CHILDREN IN ONE PLACE, AT ONE TIME meant the most to you, And I’m completely down to do that for you. Even through our differences …. WE LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!! Frank da bank!”

On her Instagram Story, Keyshia reflected on happier days with Frankie, while sharing all the flowers she received from friends and well wishers. “Thanks for the flowers guys,” she wrote. “I love you all!!”

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Drake Joins Smiley on New Single ‘Over the Top’

As fans await Certified Lover Boy, Drake keeps the vibes coming.

Champagne Papi links with rising Toronto rap star Smiley on the latter’s new single “Over the Top.” On the infectious track, produced by Tay Keith, Smiley shows off his one-of-a-kind flow, while the OVO boss takes aim at the competition on his confident verse.

“Anyone else would retire but I’m not content / I wanna bury these ni**as like 20 feet down so no one could find ’em again,” he raps. “It’s gotta be scary to witness me carry these ni**as around in both of my hands.”

“Over the Top” is the latest release from Smiley following “In My Zone” and “Moving Different.” He is now readying a new project, his first since last year’s major-label debut YYZ – LAX.

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Lil Nas X Drops New Single ‘Industry Baby’ with Jack Harlow

After teasing the track earlier in the week, Lil Nas X drops his new single “Industry Baby” featuring Jack Harlow.

The triumphant track, co-produced by Take A Daytrip and Kanye West, finds the 22-year-old rapper addressing his critics who labeled him a one-hit wonder. “And this one is for the champions / I ain’t lost since I began / Funny how you said it was the end / Then I went did it again,” raps Nas, who has two No. 1 hits on the Hot 100.

The openly gay rapper also addresses his sexuality: “I don’t f**k bitches, I’m queer / But these ni**as bitches like Madea.”

Alongside the song, he has debuted an epic video, which takes place after he is sentenced to five years in Montero State Prison for his Nike Satan shoes lawsuit. But Nas makes the most of it while he plots his escape, passing his time by polishing his Grammys and working out. He and his fellow inmates dance naked in the shower in one provocative scene, while Jack Harlow gets electrocuted by Nas.

“I already knew this song was going to be very much a rap heavy song,” Nas told Apple Music. “And I felt like I knew who’s going to listen to this. So let me make sure I’m doubling down because a lot of people have been saying, ‘Oh, well I like his music, but he’s sus sometimes.’ It was like, ‘No,’ like this is literally… This is me. This is me moving forward. That wasn’t a moment. I’m not really trying to make sure any audience that’s listening to my music is comfortable. I am going to do me.”

“Industry Baby” follows the chart-topping hit “MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name)” and “Sun Goes Down” from Nas’ upcoming debut album Montero, due later this summer.

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Kanye West and JAY-Z Reunite on ‘DONDA’

The Throne is back together.

Kanye West premiered his 10th studio album DONDA at a listening event at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Thursday night. Following collaborations with Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Pusha T, Travis Scott, Roddy Ricch, and more, Ye played one last song that had the stadium shook.

JAY-Z’s voice echoed through the speakers for the final track. “Donda, I’m wit your baby when I touch back road,” he raps. “Told him stop all that red cap, we goin’ home / Cannot be with all of these sins casting stones / This might be the return of The Throne / Hova and Yeezy like Moses and Jesus.”

According to Young Guru, JAY-Z completed his verse at 4 p.m. today.

Elsewhere on DONDA, Lil Durk referenced Kanye and JAY-Z’s relationship on his verse: “Ye and JAY still brothers / They both billionaires.”

The song marks Ye and JAY’s first collaboration since Drake’s “Pop Style” in 2016. The longtime friends and collaborators have had an estranged relationship for years, but briefly reunited at Diddy’s 50th birthday in December 2019. Kanye admitted that he felt “hurt” when JAY and Beyoncé didn’t show up to his and Kim Kardashian’s wedding in 2014 and called out the superstar couple on stage during his “Saint Pablo Tour” in 2016.

The new song has reignited talks of a long-awaited sequel to JAY-Z and Kanye’s 2011 collaborative album Watch the Throne.

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Watch Kanye West’s ‘DONDA’ Listening Event Livestream

DONDA is almost here.

Just hours before his 10th studio album drops, Kanye West will host a global listening event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. While tickets are sold out, fans across the world can tune in to the livestream starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Apple Music and watch the premiere in real time.

Earlier in the week, Ye was in Las Vegas where he previewed the long-awaited project, which is said to feature collaborations with Lil Baby, Travis Scott, Pusha T, Post Malone, Playboi Carti, Westside Gunn, Baby Keem, and more.

“The production is light years ahead of it’s time, and the bars sound like he’s broke & hungry trying to get signed again,” tweeted web personality Justin Laboy, who got an early listen. “The man changed the sound of music on this project.”

DONDA, which follows 2019’s Jesus Is King, arrives one year after its original July 24, 2020 release date.

Watch live on Apple Music

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Rolling Loud Miami Stage Collapses

A day before Rolling Loud Miami kicks off, one of the stages has collapsed.

According to a tweet from the festival, a screen that was going to be used for this weekend’s performances fell down. Video footage from local news shows the stage folded in on itself as crew members asses the damage. It’s unclear what caused the collapse.

Thankfully, there were no injuries and concert organizers assured fans that the stage will be fixed by the time the festival opens tomorrow.

“In case you see it on the news, a screen fell down at one of our stages,” read a tweet from the Rolling Loud account. “Nobody was hurt and it will be fixed before doors open tomorrow. The show goes on!”

After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the three-day hip-hop festival will return to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens this weekend with performances from Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky, Post Malone, 21 Savage, Lil Baby, Young Thug, Roddy Ricch, Lil Uzi Vert, and more.

Kanye West is also rumored to take the stage on Sunday following the release of his new album DONDA. Consequence revealed the potential stage design for Ye’s performance, which would mark his first festival appearance since Coachella in 2019.

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Iggy Azalea Slams Playboi Carti Fan for Criticizing Son

Iggy Azalea does not play when it comes to her son.

The “Fancy” rapper is calling out a fan of her ex-boyfriend Playboi Carti who criticized her son Onyx’s clothing. Taking to her Instagram Story, Iggy shared a photo of the 1-year-old in a green dinosaur costume.

“His outfit of choice today,” she captioned it.

A Carti fan responded by shading the boy’s outfit, claiming that Carti would have dressed him in a designer fit. “where carti at this ni**a needs to be in raf immediately.”

But Onyx’s mom was not here for anyone disrespecting her baby. “Imagine being so miserable that you bully a one year old child for picking his own outfit,” she shot back. “Y’all so corny and bored and it’s really a damn shame.”

She also warned them not to come for her kid again or else they may face repercussions. “My child is not a sub-brand for his fathers fans to obsess over or clown on because the reality is that y’all don’t like his mom so you think it’s cute to be rude about a baby and what funny stuff he wears,” she added. “Know that I will smack you in person, and so will his dad.”

When someone else told her “it’s not that deep,” she replied, “Come say that shit in real life and find out that it is.”

Added Iggy, “I don’t play about my baby. At ALLLLLLL.”

Iggy and Carti split in late 2019, months before welcoming their son Onyx in June 2020.

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