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YG’s SUV Involved In Police Shootout, Rapper Says He Was Not On Scene

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An SUV registered in the name of YG was involved in a high-speed chase and police shootout earlier this week, but the rapper is stating he was nowhere near the scene. The “Go Loko” star has gone on record saying he was in a recording studio at the time of the shooting, and reports state the vehicle was a company car.


TMZ
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The Compton rapper tells TMZ … “I was nowhere near the scene of this incident and had been in a recording studio all day in Hollywood. I was there until after midnight on the Fourth of July and didn’t learn of these events until after they happened.”

Our sources say YG is the registered owner of the black Cadillac Escalade that was involved in Wednesday night’s pursuit, which began with a deputy-involved shooting in Compton. The SUV had aftermarket bulletproof glass and armor. We’re told the Escalade is a company car, and YG did not know the car was being used at the time.

Police say they were initially called to apprehend a reckless DUI suspect, but detectives then responded to a deputy-involved shooting after an innocent bystander was caught in the crossfire and shot dead at the scene.

Following the deadly shootout, a high-speed chase ensued and the pursuit finally came to an end in Inglewood.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says more shots were fired during the chase, with suspects shooting at deputies and a Sheriff’s helicopter, which was not struck by bullets.

One suspect has been arrested while another is at large.

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XXXTentacion’s Mother Gets $10K Bill From Hospital Where Her Son Died

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The hospital that took in XXXTentacion and pronounced him dead has hit the estate of the late rapper with a $10,000 bill and wants it paid off. XXX’s mother runs her son’s estate and will be responsible for handling the payment.

The Blast reports:

According to court records obtained by The Blast, North Broward Medical Center has filed a claim against XXXTentacion’s estate, which is run by his mother Cleopatra Bernard.

The hospital is demanding they be paid $10,417.26 for services they provided.

XXXTentacion was shot to death on June 18, 2018 in a robbery outside an auto shop in Deerfield Beach, Florida. He was rushed to North Broward Medical Center where officials would later pronounce him dead.

Ms. Bernard is being asked by the hospital to cover the bill with immediacy.

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Meet Me In Temecula: Kelis Will Not Move With Nas’ Son To Colombia, To Remain In California

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Kelis will not be moving to Colombia with Nasir “Nas” Jones‘ son as originally reported, this after the rapper put up a legal fight to protest the potential move. Instead, the R&B singer and media personality will opt to remain in the United States, Temecula, Calif. to be exact, for the time being.

The Blast reports:

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Nas has agreed to his ex’s proposed move to the fifth most populous city in Riverside County, California.

When Kelis pulls the trigger and makes the move, she has to inform Nas in writing. The two sides will then be equally responsible for transporting their son Knight for custodial exchanges.

It seems the two sides picked a drop-off location equidistant between them — a Starbucks in Anaheim.

Kelis was also ordered to pay Nas’ attorneys $15,022.91 for sanctions previously ordered by the court.

No comment from Nas regarding the news.

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Lil Nas X Says Backlash Has Increased Since Coming Out As Gay [Video]

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Lil Nas X took ownership of his story and identity after coming out as gay and has handled much of the response in the savviest ways possible. The “Old Town Road” star says backlash has increased sine his big reveal and in a new BBC interview the Atlanta native seems at peace with his decision.

BBC News reports:

US rapper Lil Nas X has revealed he has experienced a backlash on social media since posting cryptic hints on Twitter that he is gay.

“I’m not angry… because I understand how they want that reaction,” said the 20-year-old performer. “So I’m just going to joke back with them.”

Lil Nas X – real name Montero Lamar Hill – told BBC Breakfast he felt like he was “opening doors for more people”.

“I don’t want to live my entire life… not doing what I want to do,” he added.

He said he hoped his fans would “feel comfortable” but admitted homosexuality was “not really accepted in either the country [or] hip-hop communities”.

Watch the interview below.

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J. Cole’s Dreamville Squad Drops Return Of The Dreamers III, Twitter Tunes In #ROTD3

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The Hip-Hop world was on notice after J. Cole and his sprawling Dreamville Records team rolled out a series of images highlighting the gang was hard at work on a new compilation project featuring, well, everybody. After months of preparation and a behind the scenes documentary, Revenge Of The Dreamers III is now available and the reaction on Twitter has been robust.

In the early hours of Friday morning (July 5), J. Cole announced the release of the new album via Twitter but not without sharing some thoughts on the process.

“Revenge album dropping 2nite. Know that this album represents community and the unheard unsung artist that fight and bleed daily to be felt. There will be someone you never heard of on this album. Look them up and support them if they resonate with you. A follow goes a long way,” Cole tweeted just ahead of its release.

He added, “Same goes for the producers that go unheard and make beats all day every day hoping to cut through. To the producers and artists that came through but didn’t make the album, you are there in spirit. Thank you for your presence, the energy of those sessions was the most magical.”

Cole ended the line of tweets with, “Thank you to Every artist on Dreamville for allowing me to be a part of your journey and in turn inspiring me and making me proud constantly. I’m proud of y’all for this album.”

On Twitter, several hashtags related to the release of Revenge Of The Dreamers began trending and we’ve scoured them all to get the best reactions which can be seen below.

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Erica Mena Pours On The Birthday Love For Safaree Via IG

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Just when it looked like the Safaree and Erica Mena romance was headed to the edit pile in a Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood storyline, the couple are on Instagram looking stronger than ever. Although Mena went ham with the dramatics and trashed some roses Skaff Beezy sent to apologize for DM creeping, the loving birthday shoutout to her boo for his 38th birthday seems sweet and sincere.

From Mena’s IG:

Another candle on your cake, but it’s so much more than that. Another year of amazing memories, inside jokes, uncontrollable laughter, and a new year getting to call you my lover. I spent days upon days thinking about what in the world I could possibly do for you that would make this birthday amazing.

At the end of the lengthy, Mena dropped a not-so-subtle hint that she’s trying to bring a baby into the mix.

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@safaree ♥ Another candle on your cake, but it's so much more than that. Another year of amazing memories, inside jokes, uncontrollable laughter, and a new year getting to call you my lover. I spent days upon days thinking about what in the world I could possibly do for you that would make this birthday amazing. I spent hours upon hours trying to figure out what in the world to get a man that gives me everything. Nothing could compare. Nothing was as sincere as me wishing you a happy day, not just today, but every day. It's simple, your happiness is my happiness. You came around and changed everything. You showed me I could be loved the way I love . We're still learning and growing as individuals while getting over past mistakes. We're learning that all we need is each other , all while making a family together . Overall: I am so lucky to have found a person like you in this crazy world, not many people are lucky in that way. I was already confident, goal driven, and lucky in life. I was already confident in myself, but you have made me really look at myself and love myself more than I already do. I was already goal driven, but you gave me more purpose ( Along with King) and determination to reach those goals, you gave me even more of a reason why. I was already lucky in this life, but you gave me someone to share that luck with and create our own. Thank you for helping me get by on those days I’m dying inside from missing my Daddy. Thank you for making me believe in the beautiful things in life, and thank you for being who you are. Happy birthday, my love. Here's to many more years of happiness together. P.S I have a feeling lol you make girls. Let’s make a Queen tonight with my eyes and your skin color. Seriously That’s Pure Perfection 😍

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Safaree fired back with a loving salvo of his oww on his IG page:

Before I always had feelings of uncertainty and doubt in the back of my mind and it always made me an emotional wreck.. but this year I am happy with no doubts and so grateful for where I am in life and where I’m heading! In a world where people lose there life for noting i don’t take anything for granted and am super grateful. All I can say is Thank you mommy and Thank God and thank my beautiful wife to be for making me feel complete in everything i Do.

Salute to Safaree on his big day.

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Did A$AP Rocky Break Up Shanina Shaik & DJ Ruckus’ Marriage?

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Victoria’s Secret model Shanina Shaik and DJ Ruckus are calling an end to their one-year marriage. A rumored reason is that A$AP Rocky had something to do with driving a wedge between the couple.

The Blast reports:

Sources close to the former couple tell The Blast after Shaik was spotted hitting the club with A$AP Rocky back in May, the newlyweds officially called it quits.

The 28-year-old Australian beauty was pictured alongside the hip-hop star at Cirque Le Soir Superclub in Monaco.

Wearing a tight leather dress, Shaik definitely seemed to be having a good time with Rocky, and was also seen onstage when the star was performing.

We’re told Ruckus, who was not with his wife of 1-year at the time, felt there was more going on than the pictures showed, and we’re told the incident was “the last straw” in their marriage.

Yikes.

Ruckus, who is a cousin of Lenny Kravitz, and Shaik first got engaged in 2015.

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Blueface Releases Full Video Of “Clout Chasing” Mom & Sis, Says They Tried To Fleece Him

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Blueface found himself going viral earlier this week but it wasn’t for his chosen profession of rhythmically-challenged rapping. The “Thotiana” star was recorded booting his mother and sister in a video where he accused them of clout chasing and has released the full video of the altercation while stating his sister tried to fleece him for bread.

From Blueface’s Instagram:

“Sense they wanna go viral so bad this the real story my mom got tired of my broke ass sister free loading at her house so she brought her to mine an I wasn’t going for it I already got her an apartment guess that wasn’t enough she want my car she want me to buy her a car off the lot an some more stuff I was homeless in my own car for years ain’t nobody wanna let me stay at they house I had to thug it out but I C my fans ain’t real fans y’all turn like corners fucc all you fake ass fans that’s y I’m in it just for the money.

Okay, then.

Blueface caught a lot of heat on Twitter and across social media for literally KICKING his sister out his home, and it was alleged he did so in favor of his two live-in girlfriends. The sister expressed as such that the women in her brother’s life were the reason he shunned his family from his home and riches.

Watch the video below.

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A$AP Rocky Arrested For Handing Out Vicious Fade In Sweden

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A$AP Rocky truly showed what his compatriot A$AP Ferg meant when he rapped “Ride With The Mob” on the hook for his big single, “Plain Jane” after putting the mitts on a young man in Sweden. However, the footage of the fight has led to the arrest of the rapper and fashion icon.

TMZ reports:

Law enforcement in Stockholm tell us … cops busted A$AP on suspicion of aggravated assault. TMZ broke the story … the rapper and his team got into the brawl last weekend.

We posted the first video of the incident, showing Rocky and his entourage tossing a guy and punching him.

Witnesses told us the fight started because the man was hounding A$AP and his team over a pair of headphones he claimed they had broken.

However, AR later posted a nearly 3-minute long video which showed the man had actually broken his headphones when he smashed them on the head of A$AP’s bodyguard. Even after that clear first shot was taken … Rocky is seen on camera playing peacemaker, trying to calm the situation.

According to the outlet, Rocky will be held for at least three days while authorities examine potential charges. If charged to the fullest extent of the law, Rocky could serve a max of six years.

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MAGA Twitter Plays Itself Again With New Nike Boycott #WalkAwayFromNike

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The MAGA nutballs are back at it again after Nike decided not to run a special 4th of July edition of its sneakers featuring the Betsy Ross version of the American Flag due to its ties with racism and slavery. Blaming Colin Kaepernick and political correctness, folks with Right-leaning politics have a new boycott rallying call but it appears misguided.

The hashtag #WalkAwayFromNike began trending Wednesday morning (July 3) and the responses have ranged from users saying that the sports apparel company has betrayed American values, to place all of this on Kap and his continued fight for social awareness.

Just like MAGA Twitter’s last boycott, this current incarnation has spawned jokes and slander, which we’ve got featured below.

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