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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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#BlackInkChi: Ryan & The Shop Sued For Van’s Struggle Tattoo, Charmaine Still Mad, Shine Returns

2016 VH1's Divas Holiday

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It’s been exactly one week since the 9Mag team’s trip to Miami. Instead of coming back together, the crew came back one short with Charmaine leaving after her brothers chose Lily over her. They are now back home being down one team member is the least of Ryan’s worries.

The episode opens up with Charmaine formally of 9Mag back at her radio station gig. While reflecting on the passing of Nipsey Hussle, she realizes that life is too short for her to be worried about “petty ass drama.” She still feels some kind of way after her “brothers” chose the n-word abuser over her, and we don’t blame her one bit. ‘

Back at her old job, the crew is embracing Lily already. After begging her ass off for a booth in Ryan’s new shop, she decided that new rules and professionalism was not her cup of tea and she rather be knee deep in the drama. Van is sad to see Charmaine go, but he’s happy to have Lily back in the shop because she is a talented artist. Meanwhile in the new 9Mag, while going through his mail Ryan gets a surprise, instead of fan mail, he learns himself, the shop and Van are getting sued for a struggle cover-up tattoo the manager of old 9Mag did on a client that looked like something Donna would have done.

Van’s problems don’t stop there while learning from Ryan about the lawsuit the 9Mag owner informs his brother about another tattoo he did that landed another client in the hospital after it got infected. Ryan is not too happy cause he feels this is making him and his business look funny in the light and in his confessional states if it happens again Van will be “tattooing in a parking lot.”. Ryan also reveals that the client is on the way to talk to Van about the tattoo of his deceased brother that became infected. After a discussion, the client decides he won’t sue due to 9Mag being a black-owned business and to ease things over, Ryan agrees to do his tattoo.

In more Van news, he is also got some drama going on at home. When he wanted to surprise his daughter with the keys to a Land Rover he bought for her birthday, he finds out that his daughter has been smoking weed in the house. Of course, he is upset and decides to not give her the car due to feeling disrespected.

Shine is back on the scene after leaving due to the unprofessionalism he saw first hand. Ryan invites the tattoo artist to do some guest work in his new shop, and he is impressed with how Ryan is running things. While the 9Mag owner is happy to see Shine is back, Van and Don are not too thrilled. Shine could care less how they feel anyway, he is more focused on shooting his shot at Lily.

Last but certainly not least, Don and Ashley are doing house shopping. The couple’s agent takes them to a two-story home, and they immediately fall in love with it. BUT when Don learns the house will cost him damn near $900,000 he realizes that Ashley’s dream home is out of his price range.

Unfortunately, the agent informs Don that they were declined but was approved for a $200,000 loan. Despite the bad news, Don is more determined than ever to get his wife the home she wants.

As you can imagine, there were plenty of thoughts on this episode, especially about Van’s struggle tattoos. You can see all the reactions in the gallery below.

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MAGA Twitter Plays Itself Again With New Nike Boycott #WalkAwayFromNike

Close-Up Of Betsy Rose Flag Waving

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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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Chris Brown Dragged By His Fuzzy Braids For Saying He Only Likes “Black B*tches With Good Hair”

Black Women Form Like Voltron To Drag Chris Brown

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Chris Brown is hot water with Black women on the internet and deservingly so. The “Undecided” singer is getting dragged by his braids for his ridiculous lyrics “Only wanna f**k the black b**ches with the nice hair” on the song “Need A Stack.”

Nobody got time for his 32 track album Indigo, but they damn sure had time to give him a well-deserved dragging. Brown, who is notorious for not just saying sorry made matters worse when responded to the wave of criticism by saying Black women are “tripping trippin.”

“Y’all b**ches don’t wanna f*ck da n***a wit da f**ked up teeth do you???” he asked in the comments of a negative post aimed at him. “Only b**ches upset is the uglies (not the black queens).”

In trying to defend himself, he dug his grave even deeper, responding to a comment on Instagram:

“Weird ass angry people. Sincerely, from the bottom of my balls…I DON’T GIVE A F**K BOUT YALL NEGATIVE BOOTYFACE A** B*TCHES…IM START GIVING AWAY FREE LACE-FRONTS FOR ALL YOU WIERD (sic) FEMALES WIT THE SKID ROW EDGES AND LOW SELF ESTEEM. ASIDE FROM THAT…HOP OFF THESE NUTTS.

“Half y’all look like BUDWEISER FROGS,” he continued. “SO PLEASE DON’T COME WIT DA BULLS**T. I WILL FIRE DAT A** UP AND ROAST THE HELL OUT OF YOU OVERLY SENSITIVE DUCKHEAD A** WIERDOS.”

Welp, the reactions to his comments haven’t been favorable with many calling for the singer’s cancellation. We definitely understand, Chris Breezy brought all of this on himself honestly. Hit the gallery to see all of the reactions below.

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All Gold Gams: Ashanti Stunts In Gold Garb To Promote Pretty Little Thing Swimwear Collab

PrettyLittleThing X Ashanti Launch event

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Ashanti is proving that things to get better with time and at 38, she is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful women walking the planet. Over the weekend in Los Angeles, the R&B singer stunted in all gold to promote her new swimwear line collaboration with Pretty Little Thing, which was designed by her sister, Shia.

It’s fitting that Ashanti is getting into the swimwear game, this after she’s found a great addition to her brand visibility via her Instagram page in where she shows off an array of revealing yet classy looks. Considering the interest in the field and being a woman of, ahem, considerable assets herself, swim fashion could be a smart game for her to place herself in.

Check out the images of Ashanti in all her glorious gold below.

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Kid Cudi Collabs With New Era For Cleveland Indians Fitted [Photos]

Kid Cudi x New Era

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Can Kid Cudi do for the Cleveland Indians fitted what JAY-Z did for the “new blue Yankee”? Time will tell, but Cudder has officially collaborated with New Era on a fitted that’s kind of fire.

The New Era x Kid Cudi Cleveland Indians All-Star 59FIFTY® pays homage to the “Make Em Say” rapper’s hometown of Cleveland, that happens to host this year’s MLB All-Star Game. On the right side is the 2019 MLB All-Star Game logo and on the back is Kid Cudi’s name spelled out the below the traditional “C.”  None of the “Chief Wahoo” nonsense in sight.

The cap takes the usual Cleveland Indians’ ‘C’ logo but adds some drip effects. The limited-edition cap will be available starting at 11 am  ET on July 6 at Xhibition Cleveland and online at Xhibition.com. A day later, it will be available at 11 am ET on NewEraCap.com, KidCudi.com and MLB.com for a reasonable $45.

Check out detailed pics below.

 

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Kendrick Perkins Breaks News That Kawhi Leonard MAY Go To Lakers, #NBATwitter Is On Fire #KawhiToLA

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Toronto Blue Jays

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To say that the NBA free agency period has been wild would be a massive understatement and no bigger name is left on the docket than Kawhi Leonard. After free agent big man Kendrick Perkins suggested in a tweet that the Toronto Raptors superstar was heading to the Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Twitter has been on fire since.

“Just heard that Kawhi is meeting with the Clippers tonight but the Lakers hold the upper hand, unless Doc work his Magic tonight it’s looking very strong that Kawhi will be in Purple and Gold,” Perkins tweeted on Monday (July 1).

With Leonard hailing from Los Angeles, most analysts figured he’d want to return to his home state and try his hand in the game there despite bringing Toronto its first championship and bringing a winning culture to the franchise.

Leonard, who just turned 28 a few days ago, is entering his prime and was already an elite player. If he does indeed head to Los Angeles, he’ll join an older but still capable LeBron James and talented big man Anthony Davis.

We’ve got reactions from the trending topic #KawhiToLA below.

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Anthony Davis & Dywane Wade Announced As Cover Stars For ‘NBA 2K20’

Anthony Davis & Dywane Wade Announced As 'NBA 2K20' Cover Athletes

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While NBA fans are still reacting to their teams making moves in free agency, 2K, the studio behind uber-popular NBA 2K basketball simulator announced Anthony Davis and Dwyane Wade as the game’s next cover athletes.

2K revealed today (July 1) that six-time NBA All-Star, Three-time All-NBA First Team, three-time NBA All-Defensive Team, and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Anthony Davis will be gracing the Standard and Deluxe Editions of the game. This marks Davis’ second time grabbing cover honors, he alongside James Harden and Steph Curry previously shared the honor on NBA 2K16.

Speaking on his first solo cover, Davis added:

“I’m honored to be back representing NBA 2K. Being picked as the face of NBA 2K20 means the world to me, and I’m excited for the fans to experience the best sports simulation in the world this Fall.”

Recently retired Miami Heat swingman, Dwyane Wade will be this year’s Legendary Edition cover. Past NBA greats who were featured include Kobe Bryant (NBA 2K17), Shaq (NBA 2K18) and LeBron James (NBA 2K19).

NBA 2K20

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This marks the first time Wade has graced the cover, and he is doing it in a very legendary way ever.

“I’ve been blessed to spend 16 years of my life playing the game I love at the highest level, and to culminate my career by joining NBA greats as an NBA 2K Legend Edition cover star makes me incredibly proud. My family and I love NBA 2K, and I’m truly grateful to all of the fans who have watched me, and played as me, throughout the years.”

Alongside the new covers, 2K also shared a first look trailer that gives fans a small glimpse at what to expect like WNBA teams, current superstars as well as the next generation of NBA greatness.

NBA 2K20

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NBA 2K20 arrives on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC platforms on September 6, 2019, and is available for pre-order now. Google Stadia owners can expect to get their hands on the game later this year.

You can step into the trailer for NBA 2K20 below.

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Erica Mena Co-Signs Bow Wow’s Ex, Kiymoi Leslie Abuse Claims, Says He Allegedly Broke Ciara’s Finger

Erica Mena Claims Bow Wow Broke Ciara's Finger

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Erica Mena has been in the news lately, mainly due to her and former fiance, Safaree Samuels currently going through relationship problems. Now she is adding her input in the current drama between her other old flame Bow Wow and his ex-girlfriend Kiyomi Leslie cosigning her claims that the rapper physically abused her causing her miscarriage.
Leslie first claimed when speaking with Bossip that her unfortunate miscarriage was brought on by stress before putting the blame on Bow Wow. She went on a Twitter rant calling out the pint-sized MC, alleging he punched her in the stomach while she was pregnant and that his mom knew all about it.

Here the receipts in the form of Tweets from Leslie:

“Bro some ni**as you wish you never got involved with. Lord that ni**a is a corn BALL. He keep telling lies on my name and imma embarrass you, your momma, and everybody you deal with! PROMISE”

“I didn’t put my bruises on tv because I don’t have too. The police saw them but when I do put them on the “gram” he gonna have an excuse for how I got them too huh? LoI if y’all believe that lame a** ni**a didn’t do NOTHING. Y’all need to be in a mental home with him and his momma…”

“Bet he won’t tell y’all the police been called out more than that one occasion and his family lied & covered for him that time. He beat me while I was pregnant. Punched me in my stomach & all… lost my baby and still covered for the weak a** ni**a”

k I have receipts… for everything! Don’t PLAY WITH ME ! Play with your fckn children… play in traffic but don’t not play with ME! On YOU!”

“His weak ass momma called me sounding all concerned that her son beat me… TERESA KNEW her son beat me numerous times and still got on national television to lie… YOU LUCKY MY MOMMA RAISED ME TO RESPECT WOMEN BECAUSE WHEEEEEW ! Trashhhhh”

Oh, it didn’t end there for Bow Weezy, Erica Mena added to more fuel to fire after a Shaderoom commenter pointed out the reality star already put Bow Wow on blast for his abusive behavior. Mena responded :

“I’m the tough girl so my story was never the truth but y’all see how round 4 played out. He broke Ciara finger years ago, so this been going on.”

Bow Wow has yet to respond, but Twitter is talking, of course, you can see all the reactions in the gallery below.

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Bobby Bonilla Gets Annual $1.19M Check Today, Greatest Sports Contract Ever? #BobbyBonilla

BBN-BOBBY BONILLA

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Bobby Bonilla secured perhaps the biggest bag finesse in all of sports by way of a deferred contract payout from the New York Mets, and each year he’s due 1.19 million despite not having played since 2001. Since 2011, the retired MLB slugger has been getting paid on July 1, known by baseball media as “Bobby Bonilla Day.”

Now 56 years of age and off the radar, for the most part, Bonilla’s name began trending on Twitter as it has in times past. From sportswriters to casual observers, users on the social media platform are having a great time with the jokes at the Mets’ expense.

Check out some of our fave reactions to Bobby Bonilla Day below.

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