Kanye West took his Sunday Service to Coachella today, Easter Sunday. Mr. West was originally rumored to headline the event, but he allegedly denied the massive festival’s fer because they could not build a stage to his liking. It doesn’t get more Kanye than that. No harm, no foul though, as Kanye decided to give the Coachella audience an exclusive performance that was more special than a headlining spot would have been. Kanye blessed those at the festival with his Sunday Service, and brought along special guests as well.
DMX, Kid Cudi, Teyana Taylor, and Chance the Rapper all made appearances during Kanye’s nearly two-hour performance. Mr. West also debuted a new song while he performed on Easter Sunday. The track, entitled “Water,” finds Mr. West crooning in Autotune about the healing powers the water. Washing away your sins is something that is forever connected to Easter, so it was the perfect time for him to debut the single. Possibly, this is a taste Yandhi. Other than that, Mr. West spent most his time performing songs from his long catalog. Check out some clips from Kanye’s Sunday Service at Coachella below.
While I did enjoy Kid Cudi‘s performance during Coachella Weekend 1, it definitely wasn’t as lit as his performance this weekend. Cudi’s brightly colored moon rock construction a set was blessed with the surprise appearance Kanye West on Saturday night. The Empire Polo Grounds went wild when Mr. West jumped on stage. Kids See Ghosts performed several collaborations, including “Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1,” Kid See Ghosts’ “Reborn,” and “Ghost Town.” 070 Shake made her presence felt on the latter. It was a delightful surprise for those who attended, with many claiming that Coachella Weekend 2 is rarely this lit. G.O.O.D. Music changed that.
Kanye West is currently out in the California desert performing his Sunday service. Mr. West was rumored to have been fered a headlining spot at Coachella this year, but he allegedly turned down the performance because he could not get a stage built to his specifications. Then, ‘Ye changed his mind and decided to have his Sunday Service in the desert. There was a meeting the minds at some point, and the Sunday Service was switched from Kanye’s original location to the actual Coachella festival grounds. You can watch that performance here.
As you’ll recall, Laura Ingraham mocked Nipsey Hussle in the moments after his death, after incorrectly sourcing YG‘s part on “FDT” in a defense tirade Donald Trump’s “spotless record in fice.” This is the same Fox News pundit who insisted that LeBron James “shut up and dribble” because she didn’t agree with the way he’d gone about politicizing his free speech.
As a result the remarks she made against Nipsey Hussle, a whole slew public figures once again called for her head. Justin Bieber called for her termination, as did The Game by speaking on behalf the greater “we” representing his LA constituents/hip-hoppers. Tory Lanez‘ response on the matter elicited pejorative language. To put it bluntly, no one on this side the ledger stands for any Ingraham’s unlearned talking points.
Although DJ Quik is one hundred percent in agreement with the other outspoken members the hip-hop community, he thinks Laure Ingraham should hold onto her job for one particular reason. In speaking with TMZ in his backyard Los Angeles, DJ Quik told the field reporter that Ingraham ought to “eat crow” for a couple weeks instead losing her job with immediate effect. The reason being: the mass media has the memory a fish, so it might be best to let her stew in the consequences a little longer until they become etched into our collective consciousness. Makes sense don’t it?
Quik alluded to another major networking whose actions were quickly swept under the rug after being fired over controversial blackface remarks. “Don’t fire her like they did ole girl from NBC,” Quik said in reference to Megyn Kelly, who famously came away with a $30 million settlement package after Fox News forced her exit without taking the proper legal steps.
Cardi B was back in court in her strip club brawl case.
The “Money” rapper appeared in a New York courtroom on Friday (April 19), where she rejected a plea deal over her alleged involvement in a fight at a Queens strip club last year.
Dressed in a silky white outfit and carrying a Birkin bag, the 26-year-old entered Queens Criminal Court while flanked by her legal team and security guards, who shielded her from the rain with an umbrella.
Cardi was charged with two misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of assault for allegedly throwing bottles, chairs, and a hookah at bartender sisters, Rachel Wattley and Sarah Wattley aka Jade and Baddie Gi, during the August incident at Angels Strip Club.
Prosecutors offered her a deal. In return for pleading guilty to a misdemeanor, she would avoid jail as long as she stayed out of trouble for a period of time. During the three-minute court appearance, Cardi’s lawyer, Jeff Kerns, rejected the deal and agreed to her next court appearance.
Cardi didn’t say anything to fans and photographers who were waiting outside, but she waved and smiled at a baby who was seated in the courtroom.
She is scheduled to appear back in court on May 31.
Certain varieties of Sonos smart speaker can now stream Apple Music with the help of Amazon’s Alexa.
Amazon’s Echo speakers officially got Apple Music support in December of last year. With that, many people wondered when third-party devices would be able to interface with Apple Music. The answer is now, at least for users in the US, UK, and Ireland.
Alexa can stream Apple Music to Sonos One and Beam devices, just like the Amazon Echo smart speaker.
Sonos smart speakers sound much better than most of the Echo speakers, so the new change is welcome. The Apple Music skill will need to be enabled in the Alexa app, with your account linked. To use the service, you will need to add “on Apple Music” when you make your requests.
Sonos has confirmed you can even send audio to its devices that aren’t Alexa-equipped. They have to be part of the same audio group as a Sonos or Alexa device, however. It’s an okay solution, but certainly not ideal. As far as integration goes, you can’t request content uploaded to your iCloud Library. Smart playlists are still iOS-only, and shuffle doesn’t work with Alexa.
Last year, Sonos and let employees go after crushing competition in the smart speaker niche.
Now, the company is looking at expanding in markets beyond just the home.
Sonos is looking at expanding into the Bluetooth over-the-ear headphone market to compete directly with Apple’s Beats product. Sources familiar with that matter said . They are expected to cost around $300 and will support Alexa, Google Assistant, and more.
Sonos’ IPO in August was not as successful as the company had hoped. The $15 initial Sonos stock price has dropped from its debut price down to $10 before bouncing back. The stock hovers at around $12 for now as investors seem undecided on the company’s broader focus and minority stake in one of its core markets.
This week, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brownreunited on record for a track f Breezy’s upcoming album Indigo. We’ve now heard a trio songs that are expected to make the tracklist, which means that Chris could be gearing up to take us all for a ride pretty soon. The release date for Indigo has not yet been announced but you’ve got to believe it’s on the way. Perhaps, by the time he goes on tour with Nicki Minaj in the fall, we’ll all be singing along to a new batch his songs.
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You read that right, folks. According to Variety, Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj will be heading on tour together later this year. The two just linked up with G-Eazy on “Wobble Up” and they may have more planned because, while an exact schedule has not yet been shared, one tour date in New Jersey popped up for September 13 at the Prudential Center. It’s currently unclear whether the two will be co-headlining or if Minaj is a support act for Brown. The way it’s being listed on the Prudential website makes it seem like the latter is more likely, but we wouldn’t expect Nicki Minaj to be okay with taking second billing. After all, they’ve both enjoyed long, successful careers.
This news comes just a day after Nicki decided to part ways with her longtime managers, entering a new stage in her pressional career. Will you be shelling out some cash to witness both these tremendous artists on tour?
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Amber Rose and her partner Alexander “AE” Edwards announced they’re expecting a baby at the top the month and more recently, Amber showed f her growing baby bump to the world. We previously posted about reports that Amber is suffering from extreme nausea and vomiting but it looks as though she’s doing better since she made a visit to Tyga‘s music video set with her son Sebastian.
As per the paparazzi photos, we can see that AE’s step-dad skills have been perfected leading us to believe he’s ready for the upcoming new-dad tasks he’ll have. The photos show Sebastian crying his eyes out and hugging AE where the six-year-old gets carried away by his step-dad with a big hug.
“A.E.] and I are SUPER excited to announce that we have a Sweet little Baby Boy on the way! P.S Sebastian is soooooo Happy to be a big brother!” Amber shared with her fans when announcing the exciting news.
“Even when it’s dark.. my SON will shine,” A.E. shared to Instagram. “Thank u baby 4 my greatest gift. shit wild! I love you 💕 I can’t wait to thug it out w my baby boy. & baby boy, I promise I won’t get mad if ur first words r “where the bitches @?””
Last week, Beyonce‘s father, Matthew Knowles, shared a 20-year old video clip taken on the set Destiny’s Child’s “Bug a Boo” video shoot, in which he can be seen driving past a young Kobe Bryant for a lay-up. The footage also showed Kobe bricking a jump shot while Beyonce and co. looked on.
Naturally, fans were left wondering a couple things – including how the 1-on-1 game came about and whether or not Kobe really took an L to Beyonce’s dad.
Fox Sports recently spoke with Kobe and they got to the bottom what really happened on the Bug a Boo video set back in 1999. According to the Black Mamba, Mr. Knowles didn’t score another bucket after he let him get that easy layup.
“I don’t remember him scoring another basket after that,” Bryant said. “I had to be nice a little bit. It is his video set, so, I decided to let him get a little lay-up in.”
Check out what Kobe had to say about how the game came about, and what transpired, in the video embedded below.
YG was supposed to release his fourth studio album as a complete surprise but when his life was turned around by the death his close friend Nipsey Hussle, he decided to postpone the drop so that he and his fans could take time to remember the Los Angeles rapper. The two were extremely close, repping different sets but collaborating numerous times throughout their careers. YG spoke out about his friend’s passing, noting that it’s been difficult for him to gather the fact that Nipsey is actually gone. He ended up rescheduling the release his next project and today, the ficial title the album was revealed.
YG spoke with Billboard and gave them first dibs on the album’s ficial title. 4REAL 4REAL will be out on May 3 and according to the publication, it’s one his most “confident” pieces storytelling to date. In the past, YG has been known to freestyle his verses, sometimes taking time at the mic to actually write. This time around though, he took time to perfect the lyrics on 4REAL 4REAL, which apparently shows on the album’s opener.
The 29-year-old Compton rapper dropped his last album Stay Dangerous in the summer so for him to return so quickly means that he’s basically been living in the studio. As he says in his Billboard feature, music is his life. “If I’m not doing music, I feel depressed. I feel like I ain’t shit,” he said. “I like to create, and right now, I know where I want to be, and I know how to get there.”
Stuck hits theaters this afternoon after much deliberation. The Michael Berry-directed musical movie was co-written by the unlikeliest sources in Ashanti, in conjunction with the acting role she takes up on the project – as Eve, one six strangers cramped in a broken down Subway car. Berry’s project is the latest in a line micro story ideas expanded to fit the big screen.
To mark the occasion, Ashanti posted a series “risqué” video clips depicting her in a chair with her ample leg room. In case you haven’t noticed, Ashanti’s re-emergence in the 2010’s is a thing beauty.
The sentiment governing the selfies she’s been posting late on social media is overwhelmingly positive. It would appear that women and men alike are smitten over her ever-expanding curves – to the point where people have jokingly labeled those changes as “potentially harmful” to the planet’s equilibrium.
For what it’s worth, Ashanti will be releasing a follow-up to her 2014 album Braveheart; its title is quietly being kept under wraps. The only indication we have its progress lies in the conversations she had with a few notable periodicals in 2019, namely People Magazine where she openly admitted that a joint album with Ja Rule was still within the realm possibility.
San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan has carried the torch for Nike’s Kobe Bryant signature sneaker line since the Black Mamba retired. DeRozan ushered in a new wave Kobe retros last season with the Nike Kobe 1 Protro, including some exclusive Undefeated x Kobe 1 collabs.
This season, the 29-year old All Star has taken to the Nike Kobe 4 Protro and he broke out another exclusive colorway for Game 3 in San Antonio on Thursday night – which the Spurs won 118-108 to take a 2-1 series lead.
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According to sneaker source @J23App, the teal Undefeated x Nike Kobe 4, equipped with patent leather and yellow detailing, will release in limited quantities in August alongside multiple other Undefeated x Nike Kobe 4 collabs.
@SoleHeatonFeat reports that other UNDFTD x Kobe 4 colorways rumored to release in August include: “Black/Black/Multi-Color,” “Sail/Sail/Multi-Color” and “Team Orange/Team Orange/Multi-Color.”
Check out some more photos the teal UNDFTD x Kobe 4 below, and stay tuned to see what DeRozan pulls out for Game 4 on Saturday night.
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Days after issuing the initial warrant for his arrest, Q Money has been booked on murder charges stemming from an incident that took place in a Decatur, Georgia residence. The Cleveland-born rapper stands accused “allegedly caused the death Calvin Alexander Chappell by shooting him multiple times with a handgun on April 15,” as per the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office who called for his arrest.
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The witnesses at the scene found Q Money née Qamar Williams standing over the victim before they had any inclination as to what happened. When the story went to press, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution omitted Chappell’s name from the incidental report, in keeping with the procedure (over open case files). After consorting with the key witnesses, and deciding upon Q Money as the prime suspect in Chappell’s death, the Sheriff’s Office went public with all the keynote information associated with the case.
The incident report states that upon the discovery the fatal incident, the victim’s cousin and another individual (the witnesses) joined together in disarming Q Money. It was at this point, they overpowered the rapper, forcing him out the residence, locking the door behind him. Up to now, Q Money’s reps have refused to comment on the situation.
Back in 2017, Migos got themselves tangled in a legal dispute involving Sean Kingston. It was reported that the rap trio got into a physical altercation with the singer, along with two other men, in Las Vegas. A limo driver by the name Michael Gradney who was at the scene later sued Kingston and Migos, claiming that he suffered injuries after finding himself in the middle the brawl.
According to Gradney, in February 2017 he was hired to drive the rappers to the Sands Expo and Convention Center. However, he says he was caught up in the fight that happened right beside his limo. He claims that he was knocked to the ground and “severely injured.” He also says he thinks a gun was fired in the altercation which resulted in other witnesses ducking to the ground for safety. Then, as stated by Gradney, Migos told him to go back into the car and drive them away. Throughout the whole altercation, he said that he “feared for his life.”
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Gradney is suing for unspecified damages from all the artists, claiming he suffered permanent physical and psychological injuries, yet, Migos is asking a judge to remove their names from the lawsuit. The Blast reports that the three rappers state that Gradney claims that he was knocked to the ground, but he doesn’t specify who actually pushed him, nor does he say who allegedly fired a gun.
Because Gradney also didn’t point out Quavo, Takef, or Offset specifically or accuse them any wrongdoing, they want a judge to dismiss the lawsuit altogether. A judge has not yet ruled on the Migos request for dismissal.