Lil Baby Reveals That He Used To Pay Gunna $100 To Write His Songs

In the past two years, Lil Baby and Gunna have been handed the torch for the next wave Atlanta rappers. They’ve solidified themselves on the charts with their respective solo projects as well as their joint album, Drip Harder. In a recent interview, Baby explained that he and Gunna go way back. In fact, if it wasn’t for Gunna, Lil Baby may have not been as successful as he is today.

Lil Baby Reveals That He Used To Pay Gunna $100 To Write His Songs
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Lil Baby doesn’t consider Gunna a friend in the industry because their relationship is way deeper than that. Of course, every song they hop on together is fire and these days, it’s not uncommon to see the “Drip Too Hard” duo being tapped as features on the same song. Baby spoke to 16BARS in Europe where he explained that Gunna used to help him write songs for a fee back in the day.

“He was already rapping — I kick it with him, fuck with him and then I start rapping. And he actually started helping me rap,” Baby explained. “I done paid Gunna to write my songs. I never put the songs out but when I first started to rap, I used to like pay him $100 to like, ‘Like I’mma give you a hundred, write something for me so I could go in and learn how to record it.’ Like I ain’t never like, recorded the songs and put ’em out but that’s how I used to like practice.”

Peep the full interview below.

Safaree’s "Anaconda" Dildo Is Officially Available Now

After his nude images leaked online last year, Safaree Samuels entertained the idea molding his member to sell it to all the thirsty women in his inbox as a sex toy. He teased that he had gotten a major bag from one provider and finally, the item is being debuted this week.

In case you didn’t believe that Safaree was actually going through on his plans to sell a dildo model his own manhood, you are now being proven wrong. Making its premiere at ANME (Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo) today, Safaree Samuels’ first venture into the adult toy industry is available now. The packaging his package was shown on Doc Johnson’s social media story, the manufacturer his dildo. It is being marketed with the perfect name too. With Safaree becoming famous through his longtime relationship with Nicki Minaj, there is no better name for Safaree’s new toy than the “Anaconda.” The Love & Hip Hop star poses in his underwear on the front the box, grabbing his junk while at the top the packaging, it reads that the toy is twelve inches in length and features UltraSkyn Dual Density technology.

City Boys ficially earn a few points from this in the ongoing battle against the Hot Girls. Peep the product below.

A New Lil Peep Album Is On The Way

Fans Lil Peep can look forward to another posthumous album from the late rapper to arrive soon. 

It was in a message uploaded to Peep’s Instagram account that his mother Liza Womack signed a note that reads, “Who wants a new Lil Peep album amazing unreleased music put together by Gus’ mom and the songs’ original collaborators. You have been waiting for this, and I can’t wait to give it to you.”

The uploaded note is captioned with a simple “Yep,” leaving fans to anticipate the new effort.

Last November marked the arrival Peep’s first posthumous full-length effort, Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2. His mother previously voiced her support that first effort as well, citing Columbia Records’ efforts to maintain the young star’s legacy.

“What do you do when a young artist dies long before his time, leaving behind a legacy finished and unfinished work and a legion heartbroken fans,” she questioned at a listening party around the time. “Well, I feel very proud what Columbia Records has done with Gus’ album.”

In addition, iLoveMakonnen also revealed that he had crafted a joint project with the late Peep and that fans could expect to hear it in the second half the year.


Parra x Nike SB Dunk Low Release Date Announced

Parra and Nike have plans to release a special edition Nike SB Dunk Low later this month, following up their collaborative Air Max 1 and Zoom Spiridons that dropped in 2018.

According to Sole Collector, the Parra x Nike SB Dunk Low is slated to release at select Nike retailers, such as Black Sheep Skate Shop, on July 26. The collaborative kicks will reportedly release alongside matching apparel.

Parra x Nike SB Dunk Low Release Date Announced

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Similar to the two limited edition Parra collabs that released last year, the Parra x Nike SB Dunk Low features the Dutch artist’s familiar multicolor artwork. The Dunks consist  a white leather base accompanied by shades red, pink and blue around the inner lining and tongue tag. Additionally, they come equipped with three overlapping chenille Nike swooshes in red, pink and blue, with matching “SB” and “PARRA” branding on the heel tab.

Take a look at some additional images below, and stay tuned for a list retailers that’ll have the kicks in stock this month.

YFN Lucci & Reginae Carter Cozy Up At The Club, Sparking Makeup Rumors

Last we heard Reginae Carter And YFN Lucci’s tumultuous relationship, the two were broken up once more, with Reginae Carter unfollowing Lucci and deleting all their pictures together on Social media sites. The whole fiasco occurred over a certain #cucmberchallenge video posted by Boosie Badazz, and Lucci’s suggestive (?) “🙃” underneath,” to which Reginae replied “you a clown,” before proceeding to go through the typical notions a petty breakup. But now, it seems that they’ve reaffirmed their “break-up-just-to-make-up” reputation, as the two were seen looking a liiittle too friendly with one another at the club. 

It’s pretty safe to assume from the video above, that Reginae and Lucci are pretty much back together, or if not, are at least “working things out.” This is not unusual the couple, who’s on and f relationship is usually the topic headlines. Just a week ago, a video surfaced Lucci pouring drinks into some girls’ mouths at the club, to which his friend posted an apology to carter over. “I apologize for Bein a Bad influence on BaBy Brudda kause I know yall got real love for each other!” read the caption the tagged story post. He went on to claim that he had “literally made everybody take dem shots and drive dem boats,” in an attempt to concince Reginae that his buddy wasn’t at fault for entertaining women at the club. Whether she believed him or not, something seems to have calmed her down though.

Cardi B Reveals Concert Earnings

Cardi B is putting it all out there.

The candid rapper has never been shy about revealing everything from her plastic surgery to her relationship with Offset. And now Cardi is spilling the details on her finances. Taking to Instagram, the Grammy-winning MC disclosed just how much she’s getting paid for her festival performances and concerts.

In response to questions as to why she hasn’t gone on tour yet, Cardi explained that it doesn’t financially make sense for her to launch her own tour.

In a since-deleted post, captured by iHeartRadio’s 97.1 ZHT, she broke down exactly how much money she’s making for her summer gigs, and it’s no less than $300,000 per show, going all the way up to $900,000 for Switzerland’s Openair Frauenfeld festival.

“I find it so funny that people that ARE NOT FANS have the biggest concerns on why haven’t I done a tour. Welp because here you go, let me break it down for you,” said Cardi, who captioned a spreadsheet of the money she makes from each performance.

But despite the big paydays, not all the money goes to her. “Let’s say if I go on tour and I do 600K a night right… sounds good but let’s get in the touring business shall we?” she added. “Stage production gotta be massive since the fans pay massive so just on stage and production I will have to put about 450K maybe more a night since you know Bardigang deserve everything. Don’t forget, outfit, makeup, hair, I’ll be left with like 150k a night.”

The “Money” hitmaker continued to explain her motivation. “Now why would I do that now when I can go on tour on my second album while I get festival and independent Cardi concerts. Money??? Mhhhhhmmmmmm,” she said. “You see ya might think I’m dumb cause my attitude or the way I think but one thing bout Bardi I loveeeee money and I know how to make it …I hope I answer ya question …Thank you. Just stop it already.”

See a breakdown of Cardi’s earnings below.


6/15/19 at Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV – $300,000 guarantee
6/16/19 at Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN – $400,000 guarantee
6/22/19 at BET Experience in Los Angeles, CA – $500,000 guarantee
6/28/19 at XO Cruise in Miami, FL – $350,000 guarantee


6/30/19 at Vestiville in Belgium – $750,000 guarantee plus private jet from USA
7/2/19 in Norway – $400,000 guarantee
7/3/19 at Roskilde Dyrskueplads in Roskilde, DK – $750,000 guarantee
7/5/19 at Wireless UK in London, UK – $750,000 guarantee
7/6/19 at Wireless Germany in Frankfurt A. Main, DE – $750,000 guarantee
7/7/19 at Longitude Festival in Dublin, IE – $750,000 guarantee
7/11/19 at Open Air Frauenfeld in Frauenfeld, CH – $900,000 guarantee


7/20/19 at Mid City State Fair in Paso Robles, CA – $750,000 guarantee
7/23/19 at BOK Center in Tulsa, OK – $450,000 guarantee
7/26/19 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE – $450,000 guarantee
7/27/19 at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN – $450,000 guarantee
7/30/19 at Bankers Life Arena in Indianapolis, IN – $450,000 guarantee
7/31/19 at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA – $450,000 guarantee
8/3/19 at Veld Music Festival in Toronto, ON – $500,000 guarantee

WIllie D Shares Why He Wouldn’t Attend Bushwick Bill’s Funeral

Before Bushwick Bill passed away, the Geto Boys were planning on embarking on a farewell tour. Just weeks prior to the announcement the tour, Bill shared with the public that he was battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer and he wanted to complete as many projects as possible in order to put away money for his children.

However, the evening before the tour was to kick f, Bill backed out the tour, ultimately leading to its cancelation. TMZ reported that the tour was initially supposed to be a “Bushwick and Friends” tour, but the rapper said the promoters changed it to “Geto Boys” because Willie D and Scarface were involved. 

Although they were preparing to hit the road together, Willie D caught up with VladTV and said that he and Bill were at odds at the time his groupmate’s death. Vlad asked the rapper if he had planned on attending Bill’s funeral. “No,” Willie said. When asked if Scarface was going to make it, he stated: “I don’t know.” 

“See, when you have…when somebody have a funeral, man, it’s like this,” Willie continued. “I feel like it’s disingenuous for somebody to come to your funeral who you don’t like. Bill didn’t like me. I didn’t like Bill. That’s the truth. This ain’t no phony sh*t. I know that everybody wants to hear some politically correct sh*t and all that but that’s the truth, bro. The truth is the truth. I know that if Bill had his choice, Bill probably see me walking up there like, ‘Get that motherf*cker outta here.’ That’s how I feel. The energy is not right, bro. And I don’t need nobody looking upside my head and sh*t like I did something. Like I f*ckin’ caused him to die or something. I don’t think that I would be welcomed.”

Mala Luna Festival Lineup: YG, Russ, DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Ari Lennox & More

Summer is just heating up, but the Mala Luna Music Festival is already announcing its 2019 lineup for its Halloween weekend event. The San Antonio, Texas festival is gearing up for its fourth year and will run Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27. The lineup looks impressive and may have a people flying in to check out a few their favorite artists.

Russ, Miguel, Diplo, and Juice Wrld, along with some today’s top hip-hop and R&B artists like Playboi Carti, DaBaby, Trippie Redd, Smino and more,” Mala Luna stated in a press release. “With a greater emphasis on showcasing the rising female talent in today’s music industry, the lineup will also feature a number talented female powerhouses like Summer Walker, Jessie Reyez, Ari Lennox, and Melii, in addition to Houston’s own Megan Thee Stallion, among others.” Even though Megan won’t be in her hometown Houston, we’re sure that Mala Luna will turn into a Hot Girl festival for the Texas rapper.

A few other notable artists performing are YG, Guapdad 4000, and Lil Keed. The event will be held in the downtown area the city at the Nelson Wolff Stadium and tickets may be purchased here

Salt-N-Pepa Claim DJ Spinderella Is Just Suing Because She "Feels Left Out"

Just yesterday, we reported that DJ Spinderella was suing her groupmates nearly 35 years, on claims trademark infringement, fraud and breach contract. She claimed that Salt-N-Pepa were continuing to use her to promote their performances, despite the fact  that she only recently opened up about her “termination” from the group, and explained that she would “not be performing on the #NKOTB Mixtape Tour.” She also claimed to have not seen a dime out the $600k royalties that had reportedly received in the past decade, and not been given any compensation for her guest appearance on the VH1 TV show centered around the group’s rise to stardom , despite being promised a third the cut. Now however, Sal and Pepa have reportedly fired back, claiming that she doesn’t have her facts right, and is in fact, just suing them because her own insecurities about feeling left out from the group.

Sources connected with the group have come forward to talk to TMZ, that she has “felt like a third wheel” ever since VH1s 2007 Salt-N-Pepa show, where she was only featured as a guest. However, sources say that the contract doesn’t actually specify that Spin is entitled to any royalties (including the $125k she says she’s owed from the 1999 Best  album). They alleged that she was always paid as an independent contractor, and that the duo still made sure she always got “the finest accommodations” to go along with her paycheck. In regards to the show, sources claim that it was, in fact, the TV producers who limited her involvement, meaning it was out Salt and Pepa’s hands. They detailed that they thought Spin was just petty about the fact that talk shows regularly only request the two leading ladies for interviews. Finally, the sources explained that the Salt-N-Pepa brand is owned by Salt and Pepa, and not Spinderella, meaning that her “trademark infringement” claims hold no base, adding that the duo “haven’t used her name or likeness once since her departure from the group.” What do y’all think? 

Tyson Chandler Signs With Rockets After Russell Westbrook Trade: Report

Last night, the Houston Rockets announced a bombshell deal with Chris Paul going to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Russell Westbrook. Westbrook and James Harden were great friends and teammates in OKC a few years ago so a reunion seems like it could only mean good things for the franchise. With Westbrook on the team, it was revealed that they are also looking to pursue Andre Iguodala and add some depth pieces at the same time. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Rockets were able to do just that as they signed Tyson Chandler to a one-year deal.

Chandler has played 17 seasons in the NBA and started his career with the Chicago Bulls back in 2001. This will be the eighth franchise Chandler has played with and over the years, he has been looked at as a model player and someone who will be great in the locker room. While playing for the Lakers last season, the NBA veteran was able to average 16 minutes a night while picking up averages 3.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.

While the addition Chandler doesn’t make them an automatic title contender, it certainly gives them some depth and added leadership for when the going gets tough.  

10 Times Trash Talk Backfired In MMA

All it took was five seconds for Jorge Masvidal to put an emphatic exclamation point on his years-long feud with Ben Askren. With one perfectly timed flying knee, the “Game-Bred Fighter” said more than endless dialogue between the two ever could, and put an end to the undefeated record that had granted Askren such supreme confidence over 19 straight fights. All anchored by his catchphrase “boom, roasted” the afroed fighter known as “Funky” had badgered Jorge for weeks on end and, according to Masvidal, crossed the line when he challenged “my manhood & my ethnicity.”

An integral part combat sports since the heyday the poetically gifted Muhammad Ali, the ability to turn a fight from a simple contractual obligation into a battle seismic proportions is crucial to financial success in the fight game. In the years that have elapsed since Ali declared Sonny Liston to be a “big ugly bear” or boasted that he was going to do something to Joe Frazier that “might be illegal,” fighters have heeded his example and advanced the art the insult as a promotional tool. However, using smack talk as a means adding an air anticipation to a bout is a dangerous game and comes with one important caveat: you need to be able to back it up. In the wake Masvidal rendering Askren unconscious in record time— besting Duane “Bang” Ludwig’s previous record— it’s time to  take a look back at other times when overconfident fighters have been hoisted by their own petards.

Michael Bisping Vs Jorge Rivera

10 Times Trash Talk Backfired In MMA

Michael Bisping and Jorge Rivera pose up during a Press Conference ahead UFC 127, February 23, 2011 – Ryan Pierse/Getty s

Hailing from Millford, Massachusetts, Jorge “El Conquistador” Rivera was the epitome a journeyman fighter. Tough as nails but never a top contender, his tenure in the UFC stretched all the way back to The Ultimate Fighter Season 4 before he’d make his first appearance with a winning effort against David Loiseau at UFC 44 way back in 2003. The owner a patchy record both in and out MMA’s top promotion, it seemed that any chance reaching the upper echelons the sport had all but elapsed. But at UFC 127 in 2011, Rivera had one last chance to stake his claim as a man with upside potential when he faced f against “The Count” Michael Bisping.

Through fostering a personal animosity, Rivera inveigled his way into a situation that he really should never have been in. Sparked by a series parodical videos that lampooned the British fighter an f-base impersonation, Bisping was coerced into accepting a bout. Yet in a promotional radio interview that took place just weeks before the fight, El Conquistador foretold his own fate:

“You knock me out and shut me the up? Everything is cool,” Rivera told Radio, “It’s no problem. That’s what I get for running my mouth.”

Ridiculed by Bisping during the press conference as he welcomed him “to the big leagues” before claiming that “after this you’ll be back to the undercard, believe me,” the ensuing fight saw Bisping dismantle his would-be adversary within two rounds and even land a blatantly illegal knee on his downed opponent for good measure. In one his more distasteful moves, Bisping allowed emotions to get the best him and spat at Rivera’s cornermen as they hurled insults at one another. 

Tito Ortiz Vs Chuck Liddell III

Once perched at the very top the UFC’s pecking order, “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell were the crown jewels in the company’s promotional machine during the early Zuffa days. Although they’d once maintained a firm friendship, things soon turned bitter between the organization’s breakout stars and would result in a title eliminator bout between the two at UFC 47. After he was left in a heap by “The Iceman,” the increasing bad blood between Ortiz and Liddell’s close friend and the organization’s president Dana White gave an extra level intrigue to their rematch at UFC 66 but he dispatched Tito in clinical fashion yet again. Fast forward to 12 years later,  the two would be booked to square f against one another for Golden Boy Promotions and Chuck was as confident as ever:

“When I fight, I’m not an emotional fighter,” Liddell said. “He’s a very emotional fighter, I’m not. I’m very calculating, and I’m a vicious fighter. I am really trying to hurt you bad when we fight. But, as soon as it’s over, I hope you’re OK. Him, maybe not – just kidding. But I’m going to try to hurt him.”

Three days on from making those hubristic comments, Chuck would be knocked out with 47 seconds left in the 1st round. Following on from the loss, let’s hope that he sticks to his retirement and doesn’t renege on it any time in the future.

Ronda Rousey Vs Bethe Correia

A bonafide trailblazer for women’s MMA, it took the rise “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey for Dana White to cast aside his vehement belief that there’d “never be” females in the UFC and set up the bantamweight division. Upon capturing the title in the inaugural bout at UFC 157 against Liz Carmouche, the eventual WWE star became a genuine phenom and tore through the women’s division with her trademark armbar and explosive judo-based fense. Save for her ongoing feud with Miesha Tate, the early stages Ronda’s time in the spotlight was all business and she abstained from participating in the well-worn routines the media circus. But after gradually rising through the rankings and dispatching many Ronda’s training partners, Bethe “Pitbull” Correia had other ideas. Throughout the pre-fight press obligations, Bethe made things intensely personal and cast allusions towards the untimely death Ronda’s father suicide:

“That’s not a superhero. She is not mentally healthy, she needs to take care herself,” remarked Bethe. “She is winning, so everybody is around her cheering her up, but when she realizes she is not everything that she believes she is, I don’t know what might happen. I hope she does not kill herself later on (laughs).”

Incensed by her opponent’s flagrant disrespect, Rousey dispatched Correia within 34 seconds Round 1 and effectively spelled the end her time as a top-tier MMA fighter. Having said that, it also marked the last time that Ronda would ever find herself in the win column after a bout in the Octagon…

Ronda Rousey Vs Holly Holm

10 Times Trash Talk Backfired In MMA

Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm during the UFC 193, November 15, 2015 – Quinn Rooney/Getty s

Spurred on by arrogance rather than any real malice, Rousey would soon feel the bitter sting eating her words when she squared f against Holly Holm. A seasoned kickboxer with a stand-up game that far outweighed that the Olympic medallist in judo, everyone expected Rousey to follow her tried-and-tested game plan and take her to the ground but it appears that she underestimated her opponent. Split by a six-year age gap, Ronda’s pre-fight rhetoric all hinged around the fact that the older Alberquerque, NM fighter simply didn’t have the fortitude to stand at the top the mountain:

“I think that she’ll really enjoy her life a lot more if she loses],” she told “The life a champion, I think, isn’t for everybody. And I think that the life a contender, it’s a lot nicer in a lot ways. A lot these girls don’t realize until they’re the contender, and they get all that extra pressure put on that they don’t really want that life.”

After a highly competitive opening round, Holly Holm created the distance that she needed to unleash a fearsome head kick on Rousey and it was academic from there. The first loss Rousey’s entire career, she would fight only once more against Amanda Nunes before bowing out MMA for good.

Justin Gaethje Vs James Vick

Although the stakes may not have been as high as some entries on this list, there were few things more satisfying than watching Justin Gaethje completely dismantle Michael Vick and prove that all his pre-fight talk was nothing but bluster. At every juncture on the way to the fight at UFC Lincoln, the comically named “Texicutioner” derided Justin as a “B-level fighter” that he would expose and even went so far as to call him the “Homer Simpson” MMA. In the face being labelled a “clown,” Gaethje decided not to rise to the torment and simply declared that “he lit a fire under my ass.

In the end, it took only 90 seconds for Vick to be left unconscious and left with a huge slice humble pie to eat for dessert when he arose from his slumber.  

Kamaru Usman Vs Tyron Woodley

For a period almost three years, brash technical wizard and occasional rapper Tyron Woodley was at the top the UFC’s welterweight pecking order. Buoyed by impeccable wrestling skills and jaw-jacking knockout power, there was a time where the American Top Team stalwart seemed capable living up to his moniker “The Chosen One” and was making a beeline for pound-for-pound greatness. Or at least he was until he ran into the immovable object known as Kamaru Usman at UFC 235.

In the weeks leading up to the fight, Tyron seemed completely nonplussed by the prospect squaring f with the Nigerian American and felt that he had nothing on opponents that he’d already cast asunder:

“I just wanted Usman to tell me how he’s going to beat me,” Woodley said. “‘Cause like I said before, Dong Hyun Kim is a judo master who wasn’t a striker. You look at guys like Stephen] Thompson. Thompson was knocking out … Robert Whittaker fell victim to him, a lot guys did. And Usman] doesn’t bring that specialty in any category… he just hasn’t shown me that he provides the recipe or the cure to beating me that everyone else supposedly has.”

In spite his insistence that he could beat him at every tenet the sport, Woodley was thwarted by Usman after five hard-fought rounds and lost his coveted UFC Welterweight Championship. With a prospective rematch on the cards in the coming months, it’ll be interesting to see if he’ll go into his next camp with a renewed focus and place less time on trying to unnerve the newly crowned king the division.

Cody Garbrandt Vs TJ Dillashaw

When a UFC Bantamweight Championship fight between Cody “No Love” Garbrandt and tenured but slightly-injury-prone veteran Dominick Cruz was announced, it’s fair to say that the vast majority fans and pundits thought that The Dominator’s analytical and unorthodox approach would be too much for the hotheaded young upstart to handle. But after spending his youth watching Dominick lay waste to the competition in WEC, Cody overcame the odds and beat Cruz at his own game with plenty panache to spare. Following his victory, the Team Alpha Male fighter was placed on a collision course with his former friend and sparring partner turned mortal enemy, TJ Dillashaw. Deserting from their Sacramento, CA camp in order to work with Duane “Bang” Ludwig, their relationship gradually devolved from an “amicable” departure and into something far more fractious.

Once defended by Cody after Conor McGregordeclared him “a snake in the grass,” they’d soon be embroiled in one the hottest rivalries 2017/2018. Forced to coexist as opposing team coaches on The Ultimate Fighter, Cody would regularly erupt at the slightest remark from TJ and painted him as the antagonist the story in many people’s eyes. Exacerbated by claims that he had a video that showed him knocking TJ out in training and that he’d ended Chris Holdsworth’s career with a cheap shot, Garbrandt’s vehemence that Dillashaw was a “bitch” was all for nought after he was TKO’d by his nemesis in round 2 at UFC 217. Even after this humbling defeat, Cody continued to prod at TJ and labelled him as “classless” while citing his victory over Cruz as evidence that he was more capable than Dillashaw. When they eventually met in the cage at UFC 227, Dillashaw doled out an even more disheartening beating to Cody and left him motionless on the canvas before round one was out. Now that TJ’s been handed a two-year suspension for the use the banned substance known as EPO, Garbrandt has been quick to label his foe a “scumbag” and refuses to let up the trash talk as he implored him to “call me when the suspension is up!”

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Vs Rose Namajuna

10 Times Trash Talk Backfired In MMA

Rose Namajunas celebrates her win over Joanna Jedrzejczyk during UFC 217, November 4, 2017 – Mike Stobe/Getty s

Much like Ronda Rousey before her, UFC Strawweight Joanna Jedrzejczyk became so infallibly dominant that journalists eventually began to dispense with spelling her surname and simply referred to her as “Joanna Champ.” Never one to steer away from mind games, Joanna was emboldened by her undefeated record 14-0 and the widespread adoration that she received from fans the world over. Faced with the difficult task besting  “Thug” Rose Namajunas, she resorted to what some would see as foul play in an attempt to rankle her UFC 217 opponent. Levelling accusations mental instability at her due to a history schizophrenia in her family and the sexual abuse that she’d experienced at a young age ensured that she was “broken already.”

But in the face all these derisory remarks, Rose remained calm and opted to “really try to understand what mental illness is”  even as Joanna declared that “the boogie woman is coming for you.” When UFC 217 rolled around, Rose maintained her composure once more and left her on the Octagon floor within 3:03 Round 1. As 2019, Joanna is yet to avenge this loss even after a valiant effort in April 2018.

Chael Sonnen Vs Anderson Silva

The quintessential trash-talker, Chael Sonnen arguably paved the way for the modern MMA landscape in which a way with words can be the skeleton key to all your matchmaking dreams. In fact, he even turned himself into a pantomime villain for an entire nation. During a relentless campaign that spanned two comedy-laden years, “The American Gangster” would let everyone that would listen know that UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva “absolutely sucked” and aimed to end his multi-year reign at UFC 117. After a hard-fought battle in which he dominated “The Spider,
Sonnen was forced to tap out to a masterfully applied triangle choke. But if we thought that’d result in Chael easing f on the fensive, we had another thing coming. During his campaign to get a rematch, Sonnen ramped up the intensity in every way possible. Between claiming that he’d pat his wife “little lady on the ass and tell her to make me a steak, medium-rare,” telling a farfetched story about Silva’s Nogueira brothers’ teammates trying to feed a bus a carrot and painting Brazilians as a primitive culture where kids still “played in the mud,” it’s no surprise that Anderson made short work him in the rematch with a TKO in round 2.

Conor McGregor Vs Khabib Nurmagomedov

10 Times Trash Talk Backfired In MMA

Khabib Nurmagomedov takes down Conor McGregor during UFC 229, October 6, 2018 – Harry How/Getty s

If any man ever parlayed his gift the gab into cold, hard cash, it’s Conor McGregor. The patron saint combat sports to some and an overhyped court jester to others, his flashy style and clairvoyant ability to predict a fight’s outcome made him the highest-earning fighter in UFC history and made every fight into a global event. After years back and forth between the two, Conor’s return to the MMA world would see him fight “The Eagle” Khabib Nurmagomedov in what was one the most anticipated fights all time. Over a year removed from his blockbuster foray into boxing against Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Conor declared that he’d came back to the sport for “the love it” and to rid it “a little rat, a little weasel.” Born Conor’s decision to storm the UFC 223 media day and reproach Khabib for intimidating his teammate Artem Lobov, the incident would end with Conor hurling a dolly through a bus window and getting arrested with a $50,000 bail for his efforts.

In what Dana White declared as the “darkest presser” in UFC history, the pair’s first public square f since the bus incident led Conor to declare Khabib a “dead man walking” and a “backwards c***t.” Yet for all Conor’s claims that the undefeated Dagestan native to be a “phony,” their showdown at UFC 229 saw Khabib extend his record to 27-0 after submitting Conor in Round 4. In the aftermath, the wounds refused to cauterize as Khabib dove into the crowd to assault Conor’s training partner Dillon Danis before two his teammates clambered into the Octagon in order to cheap shot McGregor from behind. A dark blemish on the sport’s reputation, it’s a testament to how much things can get out hand when trash talk is taken to new heights.

Wendy Williams Removed All Evidence Of Kevin Hunter On Set Of Talk Show

Wendy Williams took no time to completely remove any evidence her estranged husband Kevin Hunter when she filed for divorce and fired him from his role as executive producer on her self titled talk show. Sources tell Page Six that Kevin’s former fice got a serious makeover and now has a new purpose. 

“Staffers] removed any trace Kevin,” the source told the publication. “It’s been completely gutted.” Apparently, pictures Wendy and Kevin were also removed although it’s unsure if Kevin took them or they were thrown in the trash. The space is now being used as an fice for the show’s audience coordinators.

Sources also detailed how Kevin no longer being there has lead to some chaos since Wendy doesn’t have her husband to keep people away from her. “People didn’t like Kevin because he controlled access to Wendy,” the source detailed, “and now that he’s not there it’s chaotic in that people can walk up to Wendy now and before you couldn’t.”

Wendy Williams Removed All Evidence Of Kevin Hunter On Set Of Talk Show
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As for Wendy’s personal life, she told her studio audience how she’s dating a doctor who she’s falling hard for. “I’m not on the market anymore. I’m not in love. I don’t know how I’m doing. I’m not in love but there’s somebody that I’m crazy about,” she said.

You do you, Wendy.

Stranger Things x Nike “OG Pack” Just Dropped: Purchase Links

Nike recently celebrated the third season the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things” with the release a limited edition “Hawkins High” collection, featuring a trio sneakers and apparel inspired by the school’s green and orange color scheme and Tiger mascot.

Today, Nike has introduced the second installment their Stranger Things collection, featuring the Nike Air Tailwind ’79, Nike Cortez and Nike Blazer Mid. Dubbed the “OG Pack” each the kicks are built on red, white and blue colorways inspired by Independence Day, along with “1985” branding that nods to the era that Stranger Things is based in

Check out the purchase links below.

Per Nike:

“The sporting world in 1985 was also undergoing a radical change — energy was reverberating from the summer games in Los Angeles and pro basketball was swinging firmly into its showtime era. At Nike, 1985 was the year visible Air began to take shape (realized two years later in the Air Max I) and when the iconic Dunk emerged on collegiate basketball courts. Meanwhile, the Cortez, Blazer and Tailwind remained sport and style staples, granting a timely authenticity to the Stranger Things collection.”

Russell Westbrook Traded During Comedy Show In OKC, Thanks Fans On Stage

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski dropped yet another “Woj Bomb” on Thursday night, as he broke the news that Russell Westbrook had been traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul and a handful future first round draft picks.

At the time the Thunder-Rockets trade was announced, Westbrook was actually hosting a comedy show in Tulsa, Oklahoma as part a charity event to benefit the “Light It Up” Foundation. As seen in the footage embedded below, the eight-time All Star took some time to thank everyone for coming out, and later met with fans in the crowd.

Westbrook averaged a triple-double for the third consecutive season last year, averaging 22.9 points to go along with 11.1 rebounds and 10.7 assists per game. The Thunder finished with a 49-33 record, but were eliminated by the Portland Trail Blazers in five games in the first round and they’re now in full rebuild mode.

As part the Westbrook-CP3 deal, OKC acquired two first-round picks in 2024 and 2026 ( both protected Nos. 1-4) and two pick swaps in 2021 and 2025, according to ESPN.

Chris Brown Shows His Support For A$AP Rocky Following Arrest In Sweden

A$AP Rocky has been the topic conversation this week but for all the wrong reasons. The rapper’s currently detained in Sweden over an altercation that occurred in the streets. However, the rapper’s facing a serious amount time if he’s convicted. His team already launched a petition calling for his freedom which has garnered over 500k signatures. His peers and friends in the industry have also been calling for his freedom including Chris Brown. Breezy took to Instagram to share a pair photos with himself and Rocky, simply captioning the post, “FREE FLACKO.”

Brown’s the latest celebrity to show support for the Free Flacko movement. Many his peers in the industry have rallied together to spread awareness for Rocky’s situation. ScHoolboy Q, Tyler, The Creator, and Lil Yachty have stated they won’t be performing in Sweden at any point in the future while Tyga announced today that he’d be canceling his concert in Sweden in support Rocky. 

It’s unsure when Rocky will be released from prison in Sweden. The rapper’s appeal was denied by the Swedish court which meant that he’ll likely be behind bars until his court date Hopefully, he’ll be out soon but unfortunately for fans who were hoping to catch him on tour this summer, that won’t be happening. His team recently announced that due to the arrest, they had to cancel forthcoming tour and festival dates.