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Nick Cannon Doesn’t Believe Kylie Jenner Makes as Much as JAY-Z

Nick Cannon has been making a lot of headlines recently because he has been very vocal about his opinion.

Cannon stopped by Vlad TV and he weighed in on Kylie Jenner tying JAY-Z for the top spot on the Forbes list.

“At this point, I don’t think Jay-Z’s publicist has to pitch him for Forbes. But Kylie, I feel some spinning there. I’m not necessarily rocking. Somebody’s publicist made a call, and they know the attention she be getting. ‘You know if we say that she’s the equivalent to Jay-Z and it’s the number one spot, it’s gonna make news everywhere.’”

He also expressed his thoughts on the ‘billionaire’ title being tossed around freely. Nick Cannon noted that the Olsen twins and Jessica Simpson were reported to have a billion dollars in the past but were never featured on the prestigious list.

It’s hard to tell if we need to give Kylie’s PR team kudos, or if Nick is making valid points.

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Look: Funk Flex Shares Rare JAY-Z & 50 Cent Pic

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New York rapper Funk Flex is out here reminding him the Big Apple is home to some of the biggest hip-hop stars. The Hot 97 radio personality went to social media this week with an epic shot of music heavyweights 50 Cent and JAY-Z together.

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Nas Says JAY-Z Was Aware of R. Kelly’s Pedophilia in Unearthed 2002 Interview

Things are getting more and more interesting a week following the premiere of the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries. Many people who have collaborated with the disgraced singer in the past have joined the #MuteRKelly movement, meanwhile others assured that they been hopped on the wave decades ago when his pedophilia was made public knowledge.

JAY-Z was one of the people who opted to not participate in the documentary for whatever reason. According to an unearthed 2002 interview with Wendy Williams and Nas, Hov seen a “14-year-old girl come in the studio sit on R. Kelly’s lap” during the production of the Best of Both Worlds. Wendy agreed saying that anyone who has worked with him witnessed disgusting acts of sexual misconduct.

Dame Dash recently made headlines for claiming he was allegedly against his former artist collaborating with R. Kelly because of the nature of the relationship between his late fiance, Aaliyah, and Kells.

“I remember having the conversation with Aaliyah. And I was like ‘Yo, tell me what happened.’ And she was like ‘uh.’ She just couldn’t,” Dame said. “What you think I felt? I’m human, bro. I had to look the other way. All these years. Publicly, that man did a record with that n*gga that raped my girl, that he liked as well. But no one said nothing.”

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JAY-Z’s Streaming Service Tidal Is Reportedly Under Investigation Overseas

A serious investigative probe appears to be heading towards JAY-Z’s streaming company, Tidal. According to Bloomberg.com, this subscription-based music and video streaming service is in the process of getting their numbers verified through an intense investigation by the Norway authorities.

The Norwegian Authority for Investigation of Economic and Environmental Crime (Okokrim) launched the probe after receiving multiple reports from a local newspaper Dagens Næringsliv alleging that Norwegian acts have lost money due to “the manipulation of streaming data,” and American artists like Beyoncé and Kanye are experiencing uncommon inflation.

Read More: TIDAL Accused of Consciously Bluffing Kanye West and Beyoncé Streaming Numbers

This is not the first time that Tidal has been under scrutiny based on the numbers. JAY-Z had his issues with the company. In 2017, he reached out to the original owners, Schibsted ASA, to check them about pumping up the subscriber numbers when he originally closed the deal.

These new numbers causing suspicion comes from Norwegian copyright and music associations, who have pushed Okokrim after the Dagens Næringsliv report came out last year. Also Norwegian University of Science and Technology have produced a report that numbers are not on the up and up.

Read More: Tidal Hires Cyber-Security Firm to Investigate Data Breach

The attorney representing Okokrim stated via email to Bloomberg.com, “It has been made known through media coverage that the reports relate to Tidal’s streaming service and a suspicion that someone has manipulated the number of plays of some songs…”

Tidal’s attorney, Fredrik Berg at Fend, an Oslo-based law firm, while not giving a lot of information about the investigation does contend that Tidal is not suspected or charged.

The official statement is as follows: “Tidal is not a suspect in the underlying investigation… We are communicating with Økokrim. We are aware that at least one person we suspected of theft has been questioned.”

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Dame Dash Wants One-On-One W/ 50 Cent: “Funk Flex You Couldn’t Be At That Meeting”

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Rap executive Dame Dash wants to chop it up with 50 Cent about some boss things. The hip-hop mogul has come forward to address shade thrown his way from the G-Unit boss and extended his hand for an in-person meeting.

This past weekend, Dame went to Instagram to reveal an intent to have “boss talk” with 50 and rapper Nick Cannon.

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Conversations with @hip_hop_motivator I’m not really wit the shits but i would definitely like to have a conversation with @50cent and if we do it definitely won’t be about no bubble gum shit like talking about some other dude that would not be boss…Only thing me @nickcannon and @50cent should be talking about when we get in a room is getting money…anything else is uncivilized… now that would gangster and really scary…that’s what they don’t want …but that’s how they do it and no #carrercoons allowed @funkflex you couldn’t be at that meeting you would fuck it up and tell master everything… @culturevultures_book available now #evolvewithus #staytuned #realbossessticktogether #bosstalk

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A few days ago, Dame addressed 50 getting at him on social media and said he couldn’t understand the disses.

Last week, 50 ripped Dame for telling Nick Cannon to ask ex-affiliate JAY-Z about his past rumored romance with protégé Foxy Brown.

Back in 2013, Foxy responded to rumors claiming she exposed JAY’s love for transsexuals.

But Foxy says the report is complete BS, telling TMZ … “The atrociousness of this story sickened me to my stomach. Any and everyone involved will be contacted by my attorney.” Foxy says, “In all my years in the music industry, these are the most disgusting and disrespectful allegations I’ve ever experienced. This fictitious story … with

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Missy Elliott is the First Female Hip-Hop Artist to Be Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

It’s not even two weeks into 2019 and Missy Elliott is already leading the charge of women breaking barriers in Hip-Hop as this weekend, she received the honor of being the first female Hip-Hop artist to be inducted into the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. Joining Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri, Elliott is one of the few rappers to receive an induction into the legendary hall of fame.

According to Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman Nile Rodgers, “I’m very proud that in my first year as Chairman of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame that we are recognizing some of the culturally most important songwriters of all time. The 2019 slate of inductees represents diversity and unity across genres and gender, highlighting our dedicated mission to honor music creators who have enriched our lives. These are writers who in their time literally transformed music and helped make what’s happening today possible.”

To qualify for induction into the hall of fame, a songwriter must be a published writer for a minimum of 20 years with a notable catalog of hit songs. Missy Elliott, who has been active in the industry since 1997, has attained “unprecedented success, including U.S. sales in excess of 30 million. Missy’s six studio albums have each been RIAA platinum certified or better, marking her as the only female rapper to achieve that remarkable accomplishment” according to a statement from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Additionally, the induction committee made note of not just her solo success, but also of her numerous collaborations with other legendary artists such as Beyonce, Ciara, and many more as well as her stunning Super Bowl halftime performance in 2015. The committee also praised her work with former First Lady Michelle Obama for her role in the creation of “This Is For My Girls,” an all-star anthem to female empowerment as part of Obama’s Let Girls Learn initiative.

The Hall of Fame’s 50th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner will take place on June 13 in New York City.

 

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Look: Irv Gotti Reveals Moment JAY-Z & DMX Decided To Tour W/ Ja Rule

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Murder Inc. boss Irv Gotti is digging deep into his stash. The hip-hop executive jumped on social media this weekend to reveal the moment rap icons JAY-Z and DMX decided to tour together.

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Memphis Bleek Claims Dame Dash Wasn’t Opposed To R. Kelly/Jay Z Collabo, “You #$%$ing Lying”

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Former Roc-A-Fella artist Memphis Bleek speaks on Dame Dash‘s involvement in the JAY-Z & R. Kelly 2002 collaboration album Best Of Both Worlds.

On his podcast, Dusse Friday Podcast, Bleek and Rel Carter are vocal that Dame Dash is not keeping it 100 about his lack of involvement with Aaliyah‘s ex-husband, R. Kelly and JAY-Z.

Most recently, Hot 97 Personality, Funkmaster Flex went in on Dame Dash, stating Aaliyah was allegedly JAY-Z’s girlfriend prior to her dating Dame.

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50 Cent & Funk Flex Call Out Dame Dash & Nick Cannon For Insinuating Jay-Z Had Relations Foxy Brown

The Launch of Jay Z's 40/40 Club - Inside Party

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It’s not a secret that whenever Dame Dash does an interview and is asked about Jay-Z he goes into a Trump like tantrum and shoots down any attempts to answer Jigga related questions. But Nick Cannon actually got him to say more than anyone expected.

Recently Dame spoke on how Jay-Z’s collaboration album with R. Kelly affected their him during a clip from an interview he did with Nick Cannon for Cannon’s Class, but in a newly released clip from said interview, Dame insinuated that Jay-Z might’ve had a fling with a teenage Foxy Brown in the mid 90’s.

After the Wild ‘N Out host asked Dame how old Foxy Brown was when she signed to the label. Dame immediately shot that question down saying “I wasn’t paying attention to Foxy Brown. I didn’t sign Foxy Brown! Stop putting me in that! You keep asking like I’m on the block, I’m responsible for everybody. I don’t know nothing about that. Don’t beat around the bush. What do you mean by that question? are you insinuating?” After Nick said he felt that Foxy was 16 at the time, Dame responded with “It seems like you got a question for Jay.”

Needless to say it seems like Dame and Nick were trying to pull some cards out of a 90’s deck here and people took notice and immediately called out Dame Dash Nick Cannon for trying to throw Jay under the bus.

50 Cent was the first to take to social media and called out Dame Dash and Nick Cannon saying that their interview should’ve been called “2 suckers chatting class.” Funk Flex also chimed in commenting “2 Grown men giggling like b*tches concerned about Jay-Z and who he touching! Nick always commenting on a man chick… But can’t keep his chick! Dame intern/wife took all his sh*t. Y’all 2 are a f*cking disgrace from my era!! FOH.” Well, damn.

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Nick Cannon responded to the heat from 50 and Flex trying to downplay the situation replying “Ha!! That’s what you got out of that big Homey??? Interesting! I was taught Solid recognize Solid and sucks recognize suckers… Let’s talk about it,” but that just led to more anger from Flex responding with “What the next man d**k got to do with y’all. FOXY smart and always wanted to get ahead and always lied about her age. I remember because for awhile she couldn’t get in the tunnel! She never told the truth about her age!”

Check out the original post below and let us know your thoughts on the situation.

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Source: HipHopWired.com

Funk Flex Says Dame Dash Upset Over JAY-Z Smashing Aaliyah, 50 Cent Blasts Nick Cannon, Wendy Williams Suffers Another Setback?

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Fresh Friday. It’s a day to soak in the freshness SOHH why not get things going with Funk Flex going in-in on Dame Dash with a huge accusation? Speaking of going in, is 50 Cent starting a new feud with Nick Cannon? With 50 Cent on your mind, is his gossip foe Wendy Williams experiencing more setbacks in 2019? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.

1. Free Smoke

Is the feud between Funk Flex and Dame Dash ever going to end? They really went in on one another over a culture vultures debate and now it looks like Funk Flex is airing Dame out over his ex-partner JAY-Z‘s alleged romance with Aaliyah. TSR has the deets:

Do you believe Flex? Is it crazy to think Dame caught feelings over a JAY/Aaliyah romance? Should Young Hov speak out? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

2. Cannon Ball

Is Nick Cannon becoming the new go-to target? It looks like 50 Cent isn’t feeling Nick’s new “Cannon’s Class” YouTube series and made sure to call him out about it. Notably his recent interview with Dame Dash and speaking on other people’s business. TSR has the back and forth:

Is this good or bad for Nick? Think the series will gain a following? Is Nick moving the needle or hurting the culture? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

3. Get Well Soon

How are people getting by without Wendy Williams’ tea? Turns out she’s suffered another setback in the return of her daily talk show. Her show’s IG page has updated fans:

Think there will be another delay? Is there more to this story? Should Wendy give fans updates? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

That wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the scoop from your fave gossip sites.

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