Everybody knows that you want to go thrifting in rich neighborhoods. Generally, you’ll get the best steals in these areas. You can find some hype designer goods, like Balenciaga, Gucci, Fendi, and more at insanely low prices. And it’s all because the previous owners just got tired them. Seriously… if you’ve never done this, you’ve got to give it a try. Alternatively, if you’re trying to do some star-searching in Los Angeles while also getting some luxury shopping done on the low-low, Chris Brown has the answer for you.
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Announcing his upcoming yard sale on social media, the singer told the world that details would soon be available regarding his unprecedented activity. Noting that the event will be going on for a total three days, Breezy will be organizing a sale the stuff he no longer wants or needs. “U might see an item (balenciaga, GUCCI, supreme, high end items) that usually will cost $2500 in stores but at my yard sale it will be $200.”
In case you weren’t already interested in picking up some steals for a fraction the price, CB confirmed that the yard sale will be taking place at his crib. So, you already know that Breezy stans will be lining up for days ahead time just to see what his lavish mansion looks like. Will you be keeping an eye on this?
Everyone seems to want a piece Nicki Minaj lately. Besides her feud with Tracy Chapman over copyright infringement, the rapper’s ex-stylist Maher Jridi is suing her over designer clothes. The stylist worked with Nicki in 2017 and claims to have spent thousands on rented outfits from a wardrobe company, but was never reimbursed. According to Maher, Nicki Minaj refused to give back expensive clothes that he borrowed from a third party. The company that fered him the clothes then sued him for $74k and won. Maher is, therefore, suing the rapper for refusing to pay the bill, and causing him emotional distress.
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Nicki Minaj didn’t hesitate to counter-sue him, claiming she overly compensated him with $12k in the past, and although he promised to repay her, he never did. She also denied his claims refusing to return clothes and demanded the dismissal this suit. Nicki Minaj also recently pleaded for the judge to seal her videotaped deposition with ex-stylist from September 20th. She claimed she has the right to privacy due to confidential information being exchanged in good faith. The motion included, “given Maraj’s fame as a world-renowned rapper and entertainer, she fears the Plaintiff intends to publicly disseminate confidential document discovery and pre-trial testimony in order to embarrass or otherwise damage her.”
Minaj’s lawyer is fighting hard to keep this video deposition sealed, but Maher’s counsel keeps demanding that the judge refuse the motion. Maher is stating that Minaj should not get special privileges only because she’s a celebrity. The judge has yet to rule. In other news, Nicki Minaj was really proud to launch her Fendi collection, which exploded in countries that live for designer brands, such as Saudi Arabia. It seems that the lawsuit over expensive clothes did not tarnish Minaj’s partnership with the expensive brand.
Dion Waiters will be watching from the sidelines when the Miami Heat host the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night, following a disagreement he had with head coach Erik Spoelstra during Friday’s preseason finale. The Heat ultimately opted to suspend Waiters for the season opener, citing “conduct detrimental to the team.”
Pat Riley issued the following statement regarding the suspension:
“There were a number unacceptable incidents this week, culminating with his unpressional conduct on the bench last night. As a consequence, I feel we had to suspend him.”
Waiters, 27, has come f the bench in each the four preseason games he appeared in, and he clearly isn’t happy with his role right now. He took some jabs at Spolestra on social media over the weekend, writing that he only won a title because he had LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on his roster. Additionally, he laughed at a comment about Heat rookie Tyler Herro being better than him, and “liked” comments about him being waived or traded.
The Heat signed Waiters to a four-year, $52 million extension in July 2017, and he has averaged 12.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game in his 74 appearances since then.
According to Heavy.com’s Sean Deveney, an anonymous NBA GM says the team has been trying to trade Waiters for almost a year now.
“They’ve been trying to trade him since last Christmas. No one was trying to take him on then. And after this kind thing suspension], it would be really hard to take him on now. He has had just kind junk attached to him just about his whole career.”
Eminem fans probably know the name Ray Benzino. Chances are, they have no love for the former mogul. Still, having helped bring The Source into the world Zino has earned the right to speak on his career. Over the weekend, the former Made Man rapper slid through Noreaga’s Drink Champs for a conversation, and it didn’t take long before Em’s name was thrown into the mix.
Explaining that his whirlwind lifestyle and unmitigated spending habits were getting the better him, Benzino opened up about his legendary war with Shady Records. As the conversation reaches the thirty-six-minute mark, Zino admits that he did use his position at The Source to his advantage against Em. “The only time I gave myself the mics was the Eminem situation,” he reflects. “It was me against the staff, me against everybody. At that point, it was just fuck everybody. I was in a dark place where I felt like ‘I’m standing for something that’s right.’ I felt like nobody backed me.”
“You can’t look at the industry to be righteous,” he muses, prompting Nore to ask whether he’d change his tactics if given the chance. “At that time, I felt deep about what I was standing for,” says Benzino. “My thing is hip-hop is the only thing that made white people come to the culture, buy into the culture, spend money, and also interact with the culture through hip-hop…I felt like once they get a white rapper and make it so white people want to buy him, they fuck with that balance. Cause now white people will just fuck with him cause his skin color. Before they had to fuck with us cause the music.”
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“With Eminem, I felt hip-hop is big now, it’s pop now,” continues Zino, fueling his prediction that the industry would mobilize behind a popular white rapper. “He came in, there was a whole demographic white people who just ain’t fuckin with n***as, period. I don’t give a fuck. Those are the guys who’d vote Donald Trump.” He goes on to explain that while Eminem raps, he’s not ” the culture.” “Eminem is not in the culture that I’m from,” he elaborates. “That’s not a bad thing. I’m not mad at that. He grew up one way, I grew up a whole different way…He grew up where there weren’t a lot black people.”
Despite the fact that Zino’s claims may very well be unfounded, given Em’s widely-documented come ups with D12, Royce Da 5’9″, and The Outsidaz, it’s still interesting to hear him reflect on a beef that many hip-hop heads hold dear. Of course, Em has likely forever tarnished Zino’s reputation in the eyes the Stan-army, but we can’t forget what he did contribute to hip-hop culture. The Source remains a legendary publication, and arguably the most impactful piece hip-hop media to date. Check out his full Drink Champs appearance below.
Los Angeles Lakers’ forward Kyle Kuzma won’t be suiting up for the season-opener against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, as he continues to work his way back from a stress reaction in his foot that he suffered during Team USA training camp back in August.
Kuzma was recently cleared to participate in non-contact practices but it remains to be seen how many games he’ll miss.
“Right now, we’re just talking about ramping up his activity, and we’re not going to look past two days from now,” said head coach Frank Vogel, per ESPN. “We’re going to try to increase his workload and activities this week, and we’ll see where we’re at.”
Despite being ruled out for the much-anticipated opener against the Clippers, Kuzma is optimistic about how he has progressed thus far.
“I haven’t really been doing too much, really, for the last two months, so just being able to shoot jump shots and being around the team a little bit more, it’s optimistic, for sure,” Kuzma said before the team’s final preseason on Friday, according to ESPN.
“The main thing is just making sure I’m healthy and (ready to) go,” Kuzma said. “It’s a long season, so (missing opening night) won’t affect me mentally or anything.”
General Manager Rob Pelinka announced last week that the Lakers have exercised the team option in Kuzma’s contract for the 2020-21 season. As a result, Kuz will make $2 million this season and $3.5 million in the 2020-21 season. The 24-year old forward averaged 18.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in his second season with the Lakers last year.
Lakers vs Clippers, airing on TNT, is scheduled to tipf at 10pm ET tomorrow night.
Before you could utter “Not Like This,” a fourth Matrix chapter was ficially announced with Lana Wachowski at the helm. Though fans have grown to be wary at the prospect a revived franchise, others have been won over by the likes El Camino and The Deadwood Movie. Yet for every one those lies anew Terminator film. Still, The Matrix remains one the greatest science-fiction films all time, and perhaps we should approach this one with a sense cautious optimism. Especially given that we’ll be seeing a few familiar faces.
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According to Entertainment Tonight, Jada Pinkett Smith has been having conversations with Lana Wachowski, though they remain in the negotiation stages. “Well, I’ve had my conversations with Lana,” Smith revealed. “So, we’ll see. I think, you know, I think there may be some things in the horizon.” Should she join the mix, she’ll be reuniting with original stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie Ann Moss, and series newcomer Neil Patrick Harris.
While Niobe wasn’t exactly fleshed out in the existing film canon, she was the focus the 2003 PS2/Xbox game Enter The Matrix. Though the game was glitchy and generally unpolished, it did feature an exclusive and well-realized story component that further developed her character. For that, Matrix fiends deemed it worthwhile, and likely hold Niobe a little closer to their hearts. Luckily, should these reports prove accurate, Niobe will have a role to play in the Wachowski-helmed fourth chapter The Matrix.
HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, a Japanese rapper hopped on a flight to Cleveland in search of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and ended up getting robbed. Also, Joe Budden opened up about Slaughterhouse’s demise and Nas said he wants the Illmatic nostalgia to end.
Japanese Rapper Seeking Bone Thugs-N-Harmony In Cleveland Gets Robbed
A Japanese rapper named Ryo Muranaka took a 6,000-mile flight to Cleveland hoping to meet his heroes Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Instead, he was left robbed and stranded in the city.
“I thought I could get in the US in exchange for my CD,” Muranaka told Fox8 Cleveland. “No. No plan. One-way ticket.”
Luckily, Bizzy Bone has offered to fly Ryo Muranaka back to Japan. However, Krayzie Bone has warned fans to not follow in Muranaka’s steps.
“I will also say this to other fans and artist that are looking to do the same thing as us or this gentleman did — follow your dreams by all means, but you have to be very careful when you go to places you know nothing about,” he told DX. “We’re not from the suburbs, we’re from the ghetto.”
Read more about the Japanese rapper and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony here.
Joe Budden Confirms Slaughterhouse Reunion Unlikely
Despite Slaughterhouse fans’ cries, Joe Budden confirmed they won’t reunite for another album. And apparently it’s partly Eminem’s fault.
Budden talked about the group’s status on an episode of his YouTube series Pull Up with Bandana mastermind Freddie Gibbs.
“But my fight, with that even, without the extra Eminem bullshit is just ownership,” he explained. “I cannot devote this much of my time to a project, eat a fourth from the project, and then it have to go up the chain of command [at Shady Records]?”
Read more about Joe Budden and Slaughterhouse here.
Nas Is Over “Illmatic”
During an interview with Haute Living, Nas said he’s tired of celebrating his iconic album Illmatic.
“I don’t want to celebrate another Illmatic anything,” he said. “I’m done. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for appreciating that record, but it’s over.”
Illmatic was released in 1994 to much acclaim and has been widely regarded as a classic.
Read more about Nas and Illmatic nostalgia here.
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#DXCLUSIVES: Ice-T, Philthy Rich, Conway The Machine & Mike Mike
Ice-T Reveals How He’s Stuck Around For So Long: “I’m Not Delusional”
In Part 2 of HipHopDX interview with Ice-T, the gangsta rap pioneer talked about his latest solo material and revealed how he’s attained longevity in the music business.
“There was a lot of requests like, ‘Do some rap shit’ and I truly wasn’t motivated,” he said. “I know the new sound is different. One of the reasons I’m still around is because I’m not delusional; I know that rap radio isn’t going to play anything from me in rotation. It’s just not going to happen. I had my day and they’re not playing anybody new.
“They wouldn’t play the best Ghostface Killah record. They won’t play Big Daddy Kane. They won’t play Public Enemy. They’re not going to put us in rotation ever again. We might get on the mix shows; we’d get on that type of stuff, but you’re not going to have that hit record that you might’ve had in the past. So, I wasn’t really motivated. I was like, “Eh, nah.”
Read Part 2 of the Ice-T interview here.
Philthy Rich Reflects On How “Big 59” Strengthens His East Oakland Legend Status
In an exclusive interview with DX, Philthy Rich discussed his beef with Mozzy and revealed the longtime collaborators still aren’t on good terms after they exchanged several diss tracks.
“We haven’t talked or seen each other since then so I don’t know,” he said. “I don’t take it threatening. I’m really not too much worried about it but salute to him. I wish him much success. We just gotta agree to disagree.”
Read the full Philthy Rich interview here.
Conway The Machine Talks Versatility, Shady Records Debut & Support After Getting Shot
In DX’s two-part interview with Conway The Machine, the Griselda Records lyricist spoke about the support system that helped him after he was shot in 2012.
“[Westside Gunn] was very instrumental in my bounce back,” he noted. “West would always make sure I felt the way I’m supposed to feel. I didn’t feel less than, if that makes sense.
“He’d always make sure I had some fly shit on, pulling up on me when he could’ve been anywhere in the world. He’d sit in the house, him and sis, and just chill with me over there and just order some pizza. It’s the little shit. Giving me the talks about what we gonna do, what we about to do. Building my confidence.
Check out Part 1 of our Conway The Machine interview this link and read the second half here.
Mikey Mike Explains How Porn Star Ruse Led To A Rihanna Grammy
Mikey Mike’s production can be heard on Rihanna’s Unapologetic track “Jump” thanks to a sneaky idea he had to email his beats by using a catfish address “belonging” to star Lacey Duvalle.
“I picked an email with Lacey.Duvalle1982 in it,” he said. “If you put the birth year in, people just go, ‘Oh my god, it must be her.’ Then I hit up everybody and they all got back to me immediately. To answer your question, I would say what it taught me about life is one, vaginas are incredibly magical. I knew they were magical, but now I knew they were even more magical and they knew no bounds.”
It appears YK Osiris was going down a dark path as a youngin’ before things started to change for him and he became a successful R&B singer. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the Golden Child rapper revealed that had a criminal record as a teenager which included armed robbery.
“When I was 14, 13 years old. . . I was hardheaded, going to jail, back and forth, man, stealing, robbing,” the Jacksonville, Fla. artist confessed. “I was trying to be cool. I be trying to fit in. I was trying to survive at the same time. I was trying to get what I want to get in life. If I can’t get it that way, I’m gonna get it this way. That’s how I felt about it, and if you didn’t give it to me I’m going to get it.”
Thankfully, he decided to make a change when he was given an ultimatum by a judge following an arrest for armed robbery. “When the judge told me I’m going to get indicted if I come back. That was the] last time, I remember that day,” he recalled. “She said, ‘If you come back, I’m going to indict you’,” he added before confirming the “armed robbery” arrest.
Ironically enough, the Florida crooner said the same judge who threatened him now knows his musical success. “She definitely know me right now,” he added. “I saw her in Jacksonville. She said, ‘You’re doing very good.’ Her daughter knows my song…Yeah, everything. She know me now. She very proud me. The judge had told me, ‘If you come back one more time, I’m going to give you 20 years, 15 years.’ I said ‘Oh, no, I’m not coming back’.”
Michael Jordan is one the richest athletes to ever live and when you have a lot wealth, you typically spend it on various different properties. That’s exactly what the GOAT has done over the years and one his homes is in Park City, Utah. According to Variety, it seems as though Jordan is looking to sell the place and is listing it for a light $7.5 million.
If you’re interested, you can check out some the photos the property right here. Based on the report, it seems as though this place is quite massive as it is over 9,000 square feet, has five bedrooms, and 7.5 bathrooms. That’s a lot space to maneuver and as you can tell from the images, there is a pretty nice view here.
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We’re not exactly sure why Jordan bought the property in the first place considering he doesn’t have all that many ties to the city or the state, for that matter. Regardless, this is a pretty beautiful property that any prospective buyer would be lucky to own.
If you have $7.5 million lying around and want to know what it’s like living in the same home as the best basketball player all-time, then this place is for you.
One the best wide receivers in football is still without a team to call home. While he may have himself to blame for that, AB is saying he now realizes his faults and isn’t taking football for granted anymore. On Sunday morning, the WR shared a clip on social media reflecting on his time away from football these past 5 weeks.
Interesting enough, AB captioned his YT video with, “I know I said I do not need to play I now realize how grateful I am to play this game and do not take it for granted.” Now whether or not he really believes that remains to be seen, but he’s definitely trying to get back in the league.
“Spending these 5 weeks f you know put me into reflection mode where I had to go within and and I really find out what’s important,” AB says in the clip. “Feed myself not only physically but mentally & spiritually. So for me it’s all about being there. You know putting in that work with the family. Getting up early, getting kids ready. Sitting down with breakfast with them. talking to them and encouraging them… loving them, treating them principles.”
Elsewhere in the clip, AB shows footage him working out, running routes, and spending time with his children and family, among other things. Check it out all (below). Should AB get another shot in the league or no?
In promotion with her new Fenty line, Rihanna decided to share a new promo video last night on social media her upcoming lip gloss collection. While the video appears to be just like any other promotion clip, what’s interesting is that Rihanna decided to use Chris Brown’s music playing in the background.
Rihanna shared the clip on both Twitter & Instagram last night, while Brown’s song “Come Together” featuring H.E.R. is playing in the background. She captioned the post, “Gang Gang. just me and my #GlossyPosse !!! @fentybeauty.”
Chris himself even commented on Rihanna’s Instagram page, leaving a heart emoji under the comments showing “love.” Who knows why Rihanna chose to play a Chris Brown record, if for trolling reasons or if she really likes it, but we know it’s no “Best On Earth” from Russ & Bia, which Rihanna says is her favorite song out right now.
Check out the clip (below) as well as some reactions from fans who were not too happy with her song choice. What do you think?
If you’ve been on 50 Cent‘s Instagram page today, you will have noticed that he has declared a state emergency. The cause extreme concern is that Comcast Xfinity is removing the Starz network from all its packages and bundles, meaning, no more Power for Comcast subscribers.
It was announced on Wednesday that Comcast would be replacing Starz with its competitor, Epix, due to an escalating carriage renewal dispute. Both parties are blaming each other for not being able to settle on a deal. “Starz has been working diligently to reach a fair market distribution agreement with Comcast Xfinity in order to continue providing our shared customers with access to our acclaimed lineup premium television content. However, months before our contract deadline and in spite our best efforts to engage in meaningful discussions, Comcast has publicly stated their intention to drop our networks from all packages and bundles, ignoring industry precedent and demonstrating a total disregard for its customers, communities, suppliers and other stakeholders,” Starz said in a statement.
Comcast warned its users that they could be losing access to some their favourite shows – such as Power, Outlander and Vida – as soon as December 10, when all 17 Starz channels are set to be removed. Although the contract between Starz and Comcast has not ended yet, 50 Cent is now claiming that this Sunday’s episode Power could be its last. He shared posts expressing how distraught and frustrated he is that Comcast would do this in the middle such a successful show’s season. Despite all the negotiation troubles between the network and the cable provider, 50 is urging fans to call 888-90-STARZ or go to keepstarz.com to let Xfinity know the great demand there is for the show.
Let’s hope that the power the masses convince Comcast that this move could be a major mistake.
YK Osiris has been trying to assert himself into the conversation the King R&B. No one has ever really argued that he is in the first place but, you know, controversy sells and all that. The singer recently got into a bit a back-and-forth with Jacquees after saying that the Cash Money singer can’t see him musically. Although they’ve pushed past it, it seems like YK Osiris is going after another R&B favorite: Bryson Tiller.
Perhaps this is a way to stir up more conversation surrounding his latest project, The Golden Child but YK Osiris is clearly putting in work to make sure that you know who he is. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Osiris dished out on his competition in the R&B game right now. Most people would argue that Bryson Tiller is, and will likely always be, a bigger artist than YK Osiris but he refutes that. Not only does he refute it but he also claims that no one is actually listening to Bryson Tiller. “Nobody listen to Bryson Tiller right now],” he said before he continued to double down on his feelings towards Jacquees. “Jacquees ain’t really on my level. I don’t feel like he’s on my level. Vocally, yes. But music-wise, nah,” he added.
With Jacquees album set to drop in the coming weeks, we’ll see if the numbers game tells a different story.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Illmatic, but don’t expect more festivities. During an interview with Haute Living, Nas says he’s done celebrating the groundbreaking album once and for all.
“I’m tired of celebrating it,” he told the magazine. “I’m grateful, but it has started to take on a life of its own.”
He commemorated the 20th anniversary in 2014, but now it’s time to move on. “I just did the 20th anniversary with the National Symphony Orchestra five years ago and, the next thing you know, five years go by and it’s a calendar that I didn’t ask for showing me how fast time moves,” he added.
Nas, who’s released 12 solo albums throughout his iconic career, thinks Illmatic receives too much attention. “Twenty-five years is a lifetime,” he said. “I’m very grateful–it’s so crazy–but to celebrate one album when I’ve made over 10, all the things I’ve worked on–and I’ve been working for so long–to celebrate one album over all else is corny to me. I don’t want to celebrate another Illmatic anything. I’m done. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for appreciating that record, but it’s over.”
In July, Nas released The Lost Tapes 2 featuring unreleased tracks, and more installments could be on the way. “As you can imagine, I’ve piled up a lot of songs since then,” he said. “So I got enough for a Lost Tapes 2 now. And a Lost Tapes 3 and a Lost Tapes 4.”
Frank Ocean doesn’t make many public appearances, but he stepped out to host his first PrEP+ club night in New York City on Thursday.
During the Blonded-funded event at Queens’ Knockdown Center, which was the first in a series of themed nights that aim to provide a safe space and bring people together, Ocean previewed new music for the crowd.
Despite the camera ban, some clips have made their way online. The Grammy-winning singer stood in the DJ booth and gave fans a first listen to his new club-ready material, including one upbeat track with sped-up vocals.
Ocean recently opened up about his interest in club music. “I’ve been interested in club, and the many different iterations of nightlife for music and songs,” he told W Magazine. “And so the things I look at now have a lot to do with those scenes: Detroit, Chicago, techno, house, French electronic…”
Frank addresses the criticism around the PreP+ event last night
On Friday, he took to Tumblr to explain the inspiration behind PrEP+, which was billed as “an homage to what could have been of the 1980s’ NYC club scene if the drug PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) – which can be taken daily to prevent HIV/AIDs for those who are not infected but are at high risk – had been invented in that era.”
“I decided to name, what was otherwise going to be a night of lights and music inspired by an era of clubbing that I loved PrEP+ because while designing the club which is inside of an old glass factory basement in Queens,” he wrote, “I started to imagine in an era where so many lives were lost and so much promise was lost forever along with them, what would it have been like if something, anything had existed that in all probability would’ve saved thousands and thousands of lives.”
He also addressed critics who claimed it was done for publicity. “Oh one more thing, I saw someone say that this was a PR stunt etc etc, pshhh bitch pls come get a drink next time and I’ll put several barstools out so you can have as many seats as you need,” he added. “All my love everybody really. Stay safe.”