New York rapper Nicki Minaj and her husband Kenneth “Kenny” Petty were on one this week. New footage has surfaced of the pair going head to head with Nicki’s former boyfriend Meek Mill.
Big Facts: According to reports, the incident went down Friday at a fancy spot in West Hollywood, California when both parties ran into each other.
After the yelling and name-calling, Meek was escorted out of the store by his security team and some of the people who work at the store. The outlet also reports that it appears as though Kenneth and Meek were fighting over Nicki and that Nicki was yelling at Meek Mill about how he can’t get over her. It’s not clear why they all got into a fight or what was said, but it does seem as though the three of them were surprised to run into each other and that they’re not on the best of terms (obviously). (Cosmopolitan)
High-Key Details: More details have surfaced and appear to paint Nicki and her hubby as the aggressors in the face-off.
1:09 PM PT — Sources connected to Meek tell us he was already in the store shopping when Nicki and Kenneth came in an approached him. When Kenneth started getting loud, Meek suggested they all have a word in private, but they refused … according to our sources.We’re told Meek wanted to keep things civil, because, as one source put it — “He’s just happy he’s in a much better place, personally and professionally, than he was back when he and Nicki were dating.” (TMZ)
Since Meek and Nicki have quite the past, it’s not too surprising that things would be rocky between them, especially now that Nicki is married. The former lovebirds were longtime friends and started dating around Mar. 2015. Their serious relationship lasted for over a year before they split around Dec. 2016 and Nicki went on to rekindle a flame she had with Kenneth, who she knew and dated back in high school, in Dec. 2018. After being very public about their romance, Nicki and Kenneth secretly married on Oct. 21. (Hollywood Life)
Hollywood superstar Will Smith is ready for those big Bad Boys For Life box office numbers to repeat themselves. The high-profile actor has stepped forward to hype fans up about going to see the action-packed thrill ride.
Big Facts: Last night, Big Willy hit up Instagram to plug the visual masterpiece and ask his 41.9 million followers if they’re pulling through to local theaters.
High-Key Details: This week, music mogul Diddywent online with a major salute to everyone’s favorite on-screen duo after Bad Boys For Life banked over $100 million globally.
Wait, There’s More: A few days ago, Diddy’s longtime pal DJ Khaled also geeked out over the movie’s initial box office numbers.
Before You Go: The must-see movie is already expected to dominate the weekend box office for a second straight week.
“Bad Boys for Life,” the third installment in the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence-led franchise, beat expectations over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, bringing in $62.5 million over the weekend and $73 million during its first four days in theaters. The film, which has enjoyed strong word of mouth, could add another $28 million to $30 million during its sophomore frame. (Variety)
New York radio station Hot 97’s personality Ebro Darden is standing strong. The hip-hop talk show host has come forward to defend recent comparisons he made to Grammy-winning rapper Eminem and black people’s struggles.
Big Facts: This week, Ebro relied on his Hot 97 platform to address his now-viral Twitter remarks.
“Eminem operates in a space that’s dominated by black folks. He’s had to pay his, be made fun of, be second guessed. That’s just how it works. Black folks have had to do that every single day. And he’s also had to prove himself over and over and over again. You know what black folks still have to do right now in America? We still have to prove ourselves all the time.” (Hot 97)
High-Key Details: A few days ago, Darden went to Twitter to put some major respect on Em’s name.
Wait, There’s More: On Thursday, Slim Shady hit up his social media pages to downplay people taking his Music to Be Murdered By album content too literally.
Before You Go: Based on new estimates, Slim Shady’s LP will easily bank nearly 300,000 copies and secure a top debut in its opening week.
11:06 AM PT — YG has recruited powerhouse attorney Joe Tacopina, who tells us, “This arrest is one that caught YG completely off guard because there is no truth to them. YG has no idea what investigators are talking about and we have not been provided with any details … we are learning about this case through the media.” Tacopina continues, “Rest assured, my client will be cleared of all charges, if they even survive past the arraignment.” Tacopina also raises questions about the motive and timing of the arrest, saying, “YG has a performance scheduled at The Grammy’s Sunday where he will honor Nipsey Hussle … so the timing is suspect, to put it mildly.” (TMZ)
11:14 AM PT — Tacopina tells TMZ YG has been arrested on suspicion of robbery based on an ongoing investigation. He says, “This has become even more outrageous … normally, in the American justice system, you get arrested after an investigation is completed. The motives here are pretty clear.” (TMZ)
The rapper YG was arrested Friday morning at a home in Chatsworth by sheriff’s deputies who served a search warrant in connection with a robbery investigation, authorities said. The 29-year-old hip-hop artist, whose real name is Keenon Jackson, was taken into custody in the 22000 block of Zaltana Avenue and transported to the Men’s Central Jail, where he was booked for robbery, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. (ABC 7 News)
“Power” star Joseph “Tommy” Sikora knows the Internet has endless jokes. The STARZ actor went online this week to deliver a hilarious meme centered on what type of content people put on the biggest social media platforms.
On A Related Note: On Thursday, “Power” executive producer 50 Centrevealed he’s been rocking with Sikora’s Tommy character for the past few seasons and shared a pic hinting at his own solo series coming together.
Wait, There’s More: Earlier in the week, Sikora raised eyebrows when he used the same pic in an Instagram post.
Before You Go: A few nights ago, “Power” creator Courtney Kempappeared to bid farewell to Sikora’s series run following his mind-blowing season six episode thirteen premiere.
Grammy-nominated rapper Lil Nas X is going to hit the stage at this weekend’s ceremony whether he wins or not. The hip-hop superstar has been added to a jam-packed Grammy Awards show line-up of performers.
Rap newcomer Doja Cat is adding more fire power to the new Birds of Prey album soundtrack. The hip-hop entertainer has shared a look at herself as Harley Quinn and revealed her new “Boss B*tch” single to the masses.