Donald Trump Mulls Mandatory Quarantine Of New York, Surrounding Area

Donald Trump is considering a quarantine New York, New Jersey, and parts Connecticut in order to limit further spread the Coronavirus.

Donald Trump Mulls Mandatory Quarantine Of New York, Surrounding AreaSarah Silbiger / Getty s

Trump explained the idea to reporters outside the White House, Saturday: “We’d like to see New York quarantined because it’s a hotspot — New York, New Jersey, maybe one or two other places, certain parts Connecticut.

“We might not have to do it but there’s a possibility that sometime today we’ll do a quarantine — short-term, two weeks for New York, probably New Jersey and parts Connecticut,” he added.

Saturday afternoon he tweeted, “I am giving consideration to a QUARANTINE developing “hot spots”, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. A decision will be made, one way or another, shortly.”

Many states are coming down hard on New Yorkers looking for an escape. Nearby, the National Guard, in Rhode Island, is pulling over any New York plates and enforcing a two-week quarantine travelers who plan to stay in the state. The National Guard is also going door-to-door to enforce the quarantine.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo hopes New Yorkers will not have to avoid any quarantine, telling reporters, “I don’t know how that could be legally enforceable. … Not even understanding what it is, I don’t like the sound it.” 

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The Breakdown | The Quarantine Effect On Hip Hop

Hollywood, CA – Like the rest of the world, Hip Hop is feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as continues its rampage.

For this week’s episode of The Breakdown, current host Page Kennedy takes a look at the effects the virus is having on the industry in an episode called “The Quarantine Effect On Hip Hop.”

“You want the bad news or the good news first?” he begins. From there, he talks about how major festivals such as SXSW and Coachella have been canceled or postponed in the wake of the pandemic.

On the flipside, Kennedy discusses the “good news,” which includes the countless artists who’ve been connecting with their fans and peers on Instagram Live and other social media platforms.

D-Nice, Erykah Badu, Questlove, Statik Selektah, DJ Premier, Lord Finesse, Cut Chemist and MC Eiht are just a sliver of artists who are keeping their fans entertained with intimate performances.

Let’s break it down.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Reveals Who Annoys Him The Most

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been proving himself to be one the best players in the entire NBA and prior to the NBA hiatus, he was in the discussion to win his second-straight NBA MVP award. Now, he spends most his time on IG Live where he answers fan questions. Recently, Giannis was talking about who he hatest to play in front the most. Giannis even mentioned the Toronto Raptors and how Drake is pretty up there. However, Giannis immediately retracted his Drake statement and claimed that Raptors Superfan Nav is the one who annoys him the most because the way he is constantly talking trash.

Nav saw the clip Giannis’ admission and immediately took to Twitter where he noted that everything he says is all fun and games. The superfan even fered Giannis a meal for the next time he comes to Toronto.

Hahaha @Giannis_An34 love you like family before and after the game but during those 48 minutes I have to do whatever it takes to give my boys the edge! You have to know when you visit Toronto you get the 1-2 punch @Drake then the superfan 🙂 dinner on me next time #staysafe,” Nav wrote.

Clearly, these two have a friendly rivalry that is all in good fun. For Nav, the rivalry has been just a tad one-sided so far. Perhaps that will change when the Bucks beat the Raptors in a playf series.

COVID-19 Pandemic Leading To Condom Shortage: Report

The world might be running out condoms in the near future, thanks to Coronavirus. In the wake the global pandemic, Malaysia-based company Karex Bhd., the world’s largest condom maker, has announced that they might be running low on condoms in the next few months, Bloomberg reports. The company only started production again on Friday after it was shut down for a week. Even then, they’re only working with half their staff. On top that, China and India are where the majority their production occurs but both countries are dealing with the heavy impact COVID-19.

COVID-19 Pandemic Leading To Condom Shortage: Report
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Their current supply has fallen by nearly 50% while their stockpile can stretch for about 2 months. As more people stay inside, the demand for condoms is increasing but people are also trying to avoid having kids with the economic uncertainty the globe, Group CEO Karex, Goh Miah Kiat said.

“I would definitely say this is an unprecedented stage, we have never seen such a disruption,” Goh said before warning that their might be price hikes on condoms moving forward. “We are still paying all our workers full salaries but workers only come in half the time so generally there will be a cost increase.”

Meanwhile, Durex, who produce over 5B condoms a year to more than 140 countries worldwide, is facing even more difficulties as governments shut down borders and flights globally.

Khloe Kardashian Feels "Awkward" Watching "KUWTK" With Tristan

Khloe Kardashian was feeling a little uncomfortable watching the season 18 premiere  Keeping Up With The Kardashians with her ex-boyfriend and baby daddy, Tristan Thompson, right next to her, considering her siblings did not hold back on how they really felt about the guy. The latest season the infamous reality show following the lives the Kardashian-Jenner clan premiered on Thursday night, and the now-amicable exes and co-parents, Khloe and Tristan, took in the first episode together.

Khloe Kardashian Feels "Awkward" Watching "KUWTK" With TristanJerritt Clark/Getty s for Klutch Sports Group

While the two them are cool with each other now, Tristan’s various cheating scandals has caused a ton tension between them in the past. Back when Khloe and Tristan were not on great terms, Khloe’s siblings—particularly Kim Kardashian—were not the biggest fans Tristan. Considering the show was filmed many months ago, the events the episode are long behind them, but it’s still uncomfortable for Khloe to watch Tristan hear what her sisters have said about him behind his back. Khloe was live-tweeting the premiere on Thursday, and admitted that watching the show with Tristan is “awkward.”

“I love that tristan is watching this premiere with me and he is now seeing what they say when he’s not around,” she wrote. “Lol AWKWARD!!” The first episode chronicled the lingering fallout from Tristan’s cheating scandal with former family friend, Jordyn Woods. At one point, Kim confronts the NBA star at dinner and tells him she is “livid” with him. 

“The most uncomfortable dinner EVER lol,” Khloe tweeted about the scene. However, onscreen, Kim claims that the evening was completely fine with no tension. “I love that Kimberly says nobody was awkward,” Khloe tweeted. “Because I was tense watching that.”

Kim also addressed the events the episode on Twitter while the episode was airing, indicating that she feels very differently about Tristan now. “I actually LOVE Tristan now like a brother FR!” she tweeted. “We totally bonded and worked through our issues and love him.”

The episode also saw an explosive fight break out between Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, which was previewed in a clip last month. The altercation turned violent after Kim criticized Kourtney’s work ethic.

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Rumored Nike Zoom Freak 2 Revealed

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been one the most consistent players in the NBA over the last couple years although unfortunately, he and the rest the NBA have been sidelined due to the Coronavirus. Despite this, Giannis is still releasing new colorways his ultra-popular Nike Zoom Freak 1The shoe has been out for close to a year now which means a second silhouette should be on the way very soon.

Well, according to the Instagram account @kix.r_us, the Nike Zoom Freak 2 silhouette has been leaked. As you can see from the post below, the rumored silhouette is a huge departure from the first model. This bulky shoe is being previewed in a green, black, and white colorway that features a huge swoosh on the side. Unlike the first shoe, the swoosh is facing the proper side. You can even see that there are patterns throughout the upper which adds to the overall look.

It remains to be seen whether or not this is the actual silhouette so stay tuned for updates as we will be sure to bring them to you. In the meantime, let us know in the comments below what you think these. Are they a must-cop or a skip?

Thundercat Confirms He’s Involved With Kendrick Lamar’s Upcoming Album

Thundercat and Kendrick Lamar‘s longtime partnership in music is still going strong, as the bassist confirmed that he has worked on Kendrick’s next album. Considering Kendrick’s last studio album was DAMN. in 2017 (unless you count the Black Panther soundtrack), it’s only right that he’d be cooking up his next masterpiece. While it may come as no surprise to fans that Kendrick is, in fact, working on new music, very little is known about such a project. K-Dot himself has given us little-to-no intel, but his frequent collaborator, Thundercat—who has worked on all three Kendrick’s studio albums—can at least tell us this: he has, indeed, made some contributions to the mysterious album, just maybe not as much as he did on the rest the rapper’s discography.

Thundercat Confirms He's Involved With Kendrick Lamar's Upcoming AlbumRich Fury/Getty s for FYF

“I think I worked on the new one a little bit, too” he said in an interview with Japanese fashion company Neet Tokyo. “But not as much.” Despite contributing less to Kendrick’s latest body work, Thundercat still speaks incredibly high the artist, even citing him as one his own personal sources inspiration. “Kendrick is and I feel like will be a beacon what it means to be one the more creative artists our generation,” he said. “Through the way the albums have twisted and turned, it speaks beyond its years.”

“He’s inspired me a lot—a lot,” he continued. “I say it every now and again, but I wish I could spend more time around him creating just because he gives f such energy and he knows what he wants a lot time. Some my favorite moments recording was with Kendrick.” Although the video was posted on Youtube this Friday, as XXL points out, it is not stated when the actual interview took place. According to the publication, a subreddit user reached out to the Youtube channel, and the company revealed that the interview was conducted in January. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any more news about Kendrick’s upcoming album.

Demi Lovato Confirmed To Be Dating "Young And The Restless" Star

Demi Lovato has had a whirlwind life over the past year or so but now, she is settling down and starting to feel a lot better about things. She was able to secure a spot as the National Anthem singer at the Super Bowl and has been gearing up to release some new music for her fans. Things are certainly looking up for the star and when it comes to her love life, she has been doing pretty well.

According to PEOPLE magazine, Lovato has moved on from her baseball player fling and is now dating Max Ehrich. For those who don’t know, Ehrich is an actor who has worked on movies like High School Musical 3 and has even been on shows like iCarly and The Young and the Restless.

It’s not confirmed how long they have been dating for but sources say they are going strong so far. The two were exchanging flirtatious messages on Instagram and fans took notice which led to speculation they were dating. Before this nationwide lockdown, the two were actually seen together which sparked even more rumors.

With social distancing taking into effect, it remains to be seen how their relationship will go on. Regardless, it appears as though both are happing and doing their thing.

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Carmelo Anthony & Dwyane Wade Reflect On Favorite Kobe Stories

Kobe Bryant is consistently talked about in the same breathe as infamous basketball stars like Michael Jordan and LeBron James. In the eyes many, Kobe is one the greatest basketball players all time and unfortunately, he was taken from us way too soon. Ever since his tragic passing back in January, NBA players have been reminiscing about Kobe and all the amazing memories he was able to provide his fans.

Yesterday, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony hopped on IG live where they gave some insight into their love the Lakers legend. At one point, Melo told a story about the time he had to play against Bryant as a member the Denver Nuggets. In the clip below, Melo says that Kobe refused to guard him until the fourth quarter and it led to a pretty entertaining battle.

“So, the game goes on and the fourth quarter comes. I mean he’s getting every call, he’s foulin’, they not callin’ shit. And he’s like, ‘I told you … Let’s go, let’s give the world what they want to see,” Anthony said. “He’s foulin’ me, grabbin’ me; he come down, I foul him hard … we just talkin’ trash. I had my braids done. The most disrespectful thing you can do is touch someone’s braids … He hit the bottom my braids, like ‘Calm down, little bro.’ He little-bro’d me. He sonned me!”

Melo’s play eventually earned Kobe’s respect and the two had been friends since that incident. Wade couldn’t help but laugh as they both came to the conclusion that Kobe was one the best to ever do it.

Romeo Miller Faces Off With Angela Simmons & Boogie Dash On "GUHH"

WEtv is kicking out these seasons  Growing Up Hip Hop. The show has been faced with major changes now that Romeo Miller and his father Master P have stepped away from the series. Fans will now get a glimpse into what led up to the hip hop mogul family deciding that they no longer wanted to be associated with the franchise.

Romeo Miller Faces Off With Angela Simmons & Boogie Dash On "GUHH"
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A trailer for the new season  Growing Up Hip Hop was released on Friday (March 27) and the show is certainly turning up the drama. Pepa and Treach’s daughter Egypt Criss finds herself at odds with her friends over her fiancé Sam. Things even come to blows with Briana Latrise, former step-daughter to Mary J. Blige. While things kick up with that storyline, the tit-for-tat between Angela Simmons and Romeo rages on

The Millers suggested that Romeo was doing the right thing with Angela, especially because he could have taken advantage her while she was morning the death her son’s father, Sutton Tennyson. In a later scene, Romeo and Master P are confronted by others like Dame Dash’s son Boogie Dash and Eazy-E’s son Lil Eazy-E. Things get heated during the talk and Percy Miller wasn’t about to have anything go left in his presence. Check out the trailer for the explosive season below including Dame getting arrested and speaking about the accusations against him.

Megan Thee Stallion Compares Herself To Tupac: "He’s Very Dominant"

She’s recently shared her latest EP Suga with the world, and now Megan Thee Stallion is breaking down her lyrics. The Houston rapper recently sat down with Genius for their Verified series as she analyzed the bars to her hit song “B.I.T.C.H.” The Suga track samples Tupac Shakur’s classic song “Ratha Be Ya N*gga,” and Megan Thee Stallion explained why she decided to borrow from the late rapper’s hit.

Megan Thee Stallion Compares Herself To Tupac: "He's Very Dominant"
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“I super love Tupac. N.I.G.G.A. is like on my playlist, so, I’m just listening to it and I’m like, Hell nah. This would sound good if a girl really flipped it,” she said. “I really like the way Tupac speaks. Like, his cadence. His flow. He’s just very dominant. He just give big talk energy and I just feel like I do the same. When he talkin’, he just really be talkin’ that sh*t that I like. I feel like when my Hotties listenin’ to me, that’s how they feel.”

Although her “B.I.T.C.H” lyrics make it sound as if Megan is the type person to fight another woman over a man, the rapper said she’s never done that in her life. She also mentioned that she has had men come into her life who have attempted to tell her how to act. Of course, the rapper didn’t name names, but she said someone tried putting their foot down and telling her she couldn’t twerk on her fans during her live show—and she wasn’t having any that. Check out Megan Thee Stallion chop it up with Genius for Verified below.

Slim Thug Shares ‘Thug Life’ LP

Slim Thug has dropped a new album titled Thug Life. The LP’s release comes just a few days after the Houston Hip Hop veteran announced he tested positive for COVID-19.

The Boss Hogg Outlawz leader’s latest work is comprised of 10 tracks. Scarface, Z-Ro, LE$, Yung Al and the late M.U.G. are featured on the project.

Check out Slim’s Thug Life stream, cover art and tracklist below.

Slim Thug Shares 'Thug Life' LP

1. No Lie
2. THUG LIFE (Life is Crazy)
3. Make It Right f. Z-Ro
4. This World
5. Paradise f. Yung Al
6. Both Eyes Open f. Z-Ro & Scarface
7. Vet
8. Standing Alone
9. Won’t Be Long (Apart) f. LE$ & M.U.G.
10. My Shoes

Stream PARTYNEXTDOOR’s New Album ‘PARTYMOBILE’

It’s PARTY time.

While the world remains on lockdown, PARTYNEXTDOOR is here with some quarantine and chill vibes. Over three years since his last project, the Canadian singer-songwriter returns with his new album PARTYMOBILE. The 15-track set, released OVO Sound, includes the Drake-assisted hit “Loyal” and the remix with Bad Bunny, plus a highly-anticipated collaboration with Rihanna, who appears on “Believe It.”

The album, which serves as the follow-up to 2016’s PartyNextDoor 3, has been a long time coming. “I’m taking my time with this album, It’s straight party & unapologetic,” PND previously told fans.

To celebrate the release, PND hosted a digital listening party on Twitch, which included a DJ set and a livestream of the album with a visual experience, followed by an after-party.

Party in door with PARTYNEXTDOOR.

Nike’s Auto-Lacing Air Max Officially Unveiled: Photos

Today is Nike Air Max Day which means Nike is dropping a bunch , you guessed it, Air Max sneakers. Due to COVID-19, this year’s Air Max celebration doesn’t feel as joyous as years passed but regardless, the show must go on. While the Air Max 90 has been a big focus this year’s Air Max celebration, Nike has been hinting at some other plans over the past few weeks. We had been reporting on an auto-lacing version the Air Max called the Adapt LE 01. Today, the shoe dropped in Asia and ficial images the “Grey Gum” colorways have surfaced.

As you can see, the shoe features a grey upper with an orange bottom and back heel. Overall, the shoe is quite bulky which makes sense when you consider how there is auto-lacing technology placed inside the midsole. This shoe will function with either manually or through the App that has been created specifically for Nike’s auto-lacing range.

For now, there is no information on when these will release in North America so stay tuned as we will be sure to bring you all the latest information.

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"Tiger King" Stars Are Upset With Their Portrayal In Netflix Doc

Clearly just one Tiger King story would not suffice today. No, we need to bring you all the Tiger King-related news. If you haven’t seen the documentary on Netflix yet, but you’re home 24/7, well, we’re not sure what you’re doing with your life. Also, proceed with caution if that’s the case as there might be spoilers ahead.

The 7-part documentary series explores the twisted and unbelievable story tiger and other big cat owners, among them, Joe Exotic, Doc Antle and Carole Baskin. Baskin positions herself to be above the fold, with her mission seemingly to rescue big cats from people like Joe Exotic and Doc Antle, however, it’s worth noting that each has their own unique zoo-like set-up for these big cats.

Carole Baskin has more than just an ongoing beef with Joe Exotic, in the documentary series she’s exposed for her vicious, cut-throat legal ways and as well, the all-too-likely possibility that she may have, allegedly, killed her husband. Joe Exotic claims she fed him to her tigers. Yeah, you need to watch this doc.

"Tiger King" Stars Are Upset With Their Portrayal In Netflix Doc

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Baskin course, is now speaking out against the doc, upset at her portrayal. The same can be said Doc Antle, who spoke out on Instagram yesterday as well. Doc, for his quirky parts, has a haram wives who live with him on his massive Mrytle Beach property– women he’s seemingly “groomed” for the job since they were 17 (give or take), and whose names he changes, etc, you get the idea, it’s a bit cult-y. Thus, he was upset.

Antle’s Instagram post, funnily enough, is worded as such: “We are very disappointed that our facility was mentioned in the new Netflix series.” He clearly is actively participating in the documentary, giving interviews and showing f his property — it’s a bit more than a simple “mention.” He continues, “We can only assume it is because Doc Antle has been such a high prile wildlife personality for so many decades that his association would create more buzz. It is important to understand that this series is not a documentary; it’s sensationalized entertainment with paid participants.”

Carole Baskin, on her Big Cat Rescue Instagram page, stated: “Big Cat Rescue worked with the directors Tiger King in good faith & its sensationalism is extremely disappointing.” She elaborated further on the company’s website, mentioning the death/disappearance her husband as well: “There are not words for how disappointing it is to see that the docuseries not only does not do any that, but has had the sole goal being as salacious and sensational as possible to draw viewers. As part that, it has a segment devoted to suggesting, with lies and innuendos from people who are not credible, that I had a role in the disappearance my husband Don 21 years ago. The series presents this without any regard for the truth or in most cases even giving me an opportunity before publication to rebut the absurd claims. They did not care about truth. The unsavory lies are better for getting viewers.”

See what both parties had to say in their respective IG posts below. Sound f in the comments with your thoughts on Tiger King.