Migos Remix "Game Of Thrones" Theme For Mountain Dew Ad

Mountain Dew has recruited Migos and a few other celebrities to hype the upcoming premiere of Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season.

In the minute-long ad, star athletes such as Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid and NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. sing along to the hit show’s theme song. About 40 seconds in, Migos take over as Quavo spits some Game of Thrones-inspired raps alongside Offset and Takeoff.

The trio looks ready for a cameo in HBO’s popular series with some fitting wardrobe for the ad. Each Migos member also takes a turn sitting on the Iron Throne.

The eighth and final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones is scheduled to premiere on April 14 at 9 p.m. Eastern. A new teaser for the show’s highly anticipated return was released on Tuesday (April 2).

Watch Migos put their spin on the Game of Thrones theme above. Check out the latest series teaser below.

Ariana Grande’s Boyfriends: The Complete History

Whether or not you’re a fan Ariana Grande‘s breathy vocals and trademark cat eye, there’s no denying that the pop princess knows how to stay relevant. From setting the Twitterverse ablaze by varying the height her iconic ponytail to personally responding to her critics on social media, Grande is no stranger to having every aspect her personal life picked over in the court public opinion. Aside from making waves with her (controversial) Starbucks signature drink and baggy-chic streetwear, Grande is most known for captivating stans and haters alike with a steady stream in-your-face, high-prile relationships. 

From crossing genre lines to link up with rapper Big Sean to getting dickmatized by comedian Pete Davidson’s BDE, Grande refuses to apologize for her whirlwind romantic life. 

“This is how I meet people — I can’t just, like, meet someone at a bar,” says Grande her tendency to pick partners also in the entertainment industry. “I live fast and full-out, and I make mistakes, and I learn from them and I’m grateful no matter what happens. I guess there’s not much I’m afraid anymore. When life tries you with such serious shit so many times, your priorities change,” adds the “7 Rings” singer. “I don’t give a shit. I just want to be happy and healthy – one day – and make music.”

Wondering who Grande who hooked up with before swapping spit with Davidson all over Instagram? Keep reading for a complete history all Grande’s exes.  


Graham Phillips

Ariana Grande's Boyfriends: The Complete History

Ariana Grande and Graham Phillips, 2011 – Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty s

Before she became a bonafide pop star, Grande got her start on Broadway by landing a role in 13: The Musical. At just 15-years old, Grande linked up with her costar Graham Phillips and the two dated from 2008-2011 before calling it quits. The two even co-wrote and released a song together called “Stick Around.” Recently, Grande linked up with her former flame in NYC and the two shared a meal— despite the fact that Phillips failed to secure a “thank u, next” shoutout. 


Jai Brooks

Ariana Grande's Boyfriends: The Complete History

Jai Brooks, 2014 – Monica Schipper/Getty s

From 2012-2014, Grande was linked to Australian YouTube star Jai Brooks. During their on-and-f courtship, the most notable split came in October 2013 when Brooks took to Twitter to publicly accuse Grande cheating on him with English singer-songwriter Nathan Sykes. 

“Yes I was cheated on. Yes it does suck,” Brooks tweeted. “Yes I was left for another man. And this happens everyday to so many people every age, gender, race. I happen to be one those people and I’m in a situation where I am constantly reminded it every day. Like anyone who has been cheated on, it has been tough for me but I’m finally ready to move on.”

“Once you are cheated on you should never go back and I did because I wasn’t ready to give up on love and something that was everything to me,” Brooks continued, referencing getting back together with Grande before calling it quits for good in 2014. Grande has repeatedly denied any claims infidelity. 


Nathan Sykes 

Ariana Grande's Boyfriends: The Complete History

Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes, 2013 – Uri Schanker/Getty s

After breaking up with Brooks the first time, Grande linked up with “Over And Over Again” singer Nathan Sykes in 2013. Despite releasing a duet together for the film The Mortal Instruments: City Bones, their relationship was over almost as quickly as it had begun. 


Big Sean 

Ariana Grande's Boyfriends: The Complete History

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“Thought I’d end up with Sean / But he wasn’t a match,” croons Grande on her recent ode to her exes, “thank u, next.” Grande and Big Sean ficially confirmed their relationship in October 2014 after months speculation and allegations that the pop star was to blame for the rapper’s split with ex-fiance Naya Rivera. 

“He is one the most amazing men in the world, and that includes my grandfather and my brother,” said Grande her ex. “I think the world him, and he’s an amazing person. That’s kind all there is to it.” 

“Everything she has going on is good with her, everything I have going on is good with me, everything between me and her is good, and I’m just going to leave it at that,” said Sean during their time together, echoing Grande’s endorsement their relationship

Despite falling fast and hard for one another, Grande and Sean only lasted for eight months and split in April 2015– however, a reunion may not be completely out the question.  


Ricky Alvarez 

Ariana Grande's Boyfriends: The Complete History

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After splitting with Big Sean, Grande paired up with backup dancer Ricky Alvarez. While Alvarez stood by Grande’s side during the whole donut-licking, “I hate America” PR nightmare, the two weren’t meant to last and eventually split in July 2016. To date, the two are still on good terms and Grande even joked about Alvarez’s shoutout on “Thank U, Next.” 

“IM SORRY U GOT THE WORST LINE … IT WAS MEANT V LOVINGLY,” wrote Grande Alvarez’s “Wrote some songs about Ricky / Now I listen and laugh” lyric on her recent single. 


Mac Miller 

Ariana Grande's Boyfriends: The Complete History

Ariana Grande and Mac Miller, 2017 – Getty s/Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester

Getting together after collaborating on the hit track “The Way” Grande and rapper Mac Miller dated for two years, from 2016-2018. After splitting, Grande had nothing but great things to say about her ex, and even delicately addressed the late hitmaker’s penchant for substance abuse as one the reasons behind their split. 

“Hi! This is one my best friends in the whole world and favorite people on the plant Malcolm McCormick,” wrote Grande on her Insta Story after the two called it quits. “I respect and adore him endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form, at all times regardless how our relationship changes or what the universe holds for each us!” she continued. “Unconditional love is not selfish. It is wanting the best for that person even if at the moment, it’s not you. I can’t wait to know you and support you forever and I’m so proud you!!”

Following the rapper’s untimely death in late 2018, Grande has repeatedly shown her enduring love for her former flame and is committed to honoring his memory. 


Pete Davidson 

Ariana Grande's Boyfriends: The Complete History

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, 2018 – Nicholas Hunt/Getty s for MTV

When it comes to makeups and breakups, there’s no doubt that Grande’s relationship with SNL comedian Pete Davidson is Grande’s messiest notch in her bedpost. After splitting from their long-term partners, (Mac Miller and Cazzie David, respectively), Grande and Davidson engaged in a whirlwind courtship– racing forward at breakneck speed before almost making it down the altar. After plastering their PDA-packed courtship all over social media for months, Grande pumped the brakes in the aftermath Miller’s sudden and unexpected death. Following their messy split, Davidson threatened suicide, but he’s since moved on with Kate Beckinsale, and is seemingly in a better place.

Irving Azoff's Global Music Rights Wins Significant Victory in Case against RMLC

The Radio Music Licensing Committee’s ugly antitrust lawsuit against Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights company continues to drag on.

Irving Azoff’s performance rights organization, Global Music Rights (GMR), doesn’t exactly see eye-to-eye with terrestrial radio group Radio Music Licensing Committee (RMLC).

According to the RMLC, Azoff and GMR major radio broadcasters into paying higher performance fees.  GMR has also used its catalog of high-powered hits to force the higher radio rates.  The radio group negotiates licensing fees for around 10,000 radio stations across the U.S. – 90% of the market.

RMLC has also accused Azoff and its PRO of antitrust violations.

GMR, in turn, has accused RMLC of paying too little.  Earlier this year, the PRO’s attorneys lambasted the radio group for attempting to introduce ‘useless’ new evidence in the case.

GMR countersued, claiming the radio group has also engaged in bullying antitrust tactics, likening the organization an “illegal cartel.”

This fight first started three years ago.

Now, Azoff and GMR have won a small – but significant – victory.

Time to change courtroom venues.

Irving Azoff first launched Global Music Rights in 2013 to upend the way radio stations license music.

In the latest round, US District Court Judge C. Darnell Jones II ruled last Friday he doesn’t have “personal jurisdiction” over GMR.  Thus, he transferred the case to a federal court in Los Angeles, GMR’s hometown.  The PRO has long argued the case belongs in California.

Lambasting the radio group, GMR had stated RMLC filed in Pennsylvania just to gain “tactical advantage.”  This, said the PRO, was basically “forum shopping.”

In a statement celebrating the ruling, Azoff said,

I am thrilled with today’s victory.

Now, Global Music Rights gets to expose the radio cartel’s bullying tactics.

“It’s always worth the wait when artists win.

Currently, GMR and RMLC operate under an interim licensing agreement as the argument continues to drag on in court.

GMR’s countersuit remains on hold in California pending the result of the recently-transferred lawsuit.

 


 

T.I. Goes After "F**kin’ Cowards" Who "Killed Nipsey & Let Zimmerman Live"

The game has gotten st, at least that is according to T.I. The King the South has been calling on his fellow rappers to not only step up as community leaders but to handle street business, but he’s growing frustrated as many his complaints, he feels, has fallen on deaf ears. The murder Nipsey Hussle has caused both grief and outrage worldwide, and T.I. once again shared his thoughts on social media. 

In a recent post, he shared a photo that reads, “Y’all killed Nipsey and let Zimmerman live. The streets is done.” By “Zimmerman” T.I. is referring to George Zimmerman, the man responsible for chasing down and shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was later acquitted and went on to publicly promote racist ideologies online. The rapper captioned the image by writing, “U n***az ain’t TUFF… Ain’t fooling me nain Bit!!! Fun Fact: U get the same time for killing the BAD ones as you do for killing the GOOD ones. FuCkin Cowards!!! WAKE UP NI66Az!!!!”

This isn’t the first time T.I. has called out who he claims are about the street life to come through to handle police business. Recently, when a video went viral showing Austin Shuffield, a white man, savagely beating a black woman in Dallas after he complained about how she parked, T.I. wanted to know why the city’s rappers didn’t mobilize and organize on the victim’s behalf.

“If you in Dallas, if you is in Dallas…Yella Beezy…Trapboy Freddy…all you cats out there who holdin’ down the turf,” Tip said at the time. “This s**t on your watch. I don’t wanna hear none that tough s**t man from none y’all. It’s time n***a.” Yella Beezy later responded that he wasn’t even in town at the time, but he would reach out to Tip to follow up.

LeBron James To Skip FIBA World Cup, Will Film "Space Jam 2" Instead

LeBron James has been told by the Los Angeles Lakers that they don’t want him playing any more games this season, as it simply isn’t “worth it.” The team is well out a playf spot and James has been struggling with a groin injury for the better part the season. Instead, they would rather him get some rest and come back fresh for next year. Healthwise, LeBron could probably get away with playing in the FIBA World Cup this summer, although according to a new interview with The Athletic, LeBron will skip the World Cup as he has other things on his plate.

As the publication reported, Space Jam 2 will begin filming this Summer and James simply won’t have the time to play for Team USA. Although as James explained, it has nothing to do with head coach Gregg Popovich who LeBron is admittedly a big fan .  

“I love everything about Pop, obviously, but this is not a good summer for me,” James said.

With the Olympics on the horizon in 2020, LeBron isn’t ruling anything out just yet.

“Yeah, that’s a possibility,” James said when asked about playing for the United States again. “It depends on how I feel. I love the Olympics.”

Space Jam 2 is expected to drop in July 2021 which will mark the 25 year anniversary the first movie. 

Justin Bieber & Hailey Bieber Troll Everyone With April Fool’s Pregnancy Announcement

Update: It turns out this was an April Fool’s prank. Justin Bieber just posted the photo below.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber either just won April Fool’s Day or they’re actually expecting a baby. At this point, we don’t know what to believe. Last week, Biebs sent social media into a tizzy when he admitted that he wants to “sustain his marriage and be the father he wants to be.” The remark was confusing because, until that point, Justin had not said anything about expecting a child. Today though, he may have just confirmed the news through a series confusing posts.

A few moments ago, Bieber uploaded a photo an ultrasound on Instagram, not writing anything in the caption. With today being April Fool’s Day, half his fans were skeptical and the other half were congratulatory. It appears as though Justin realized that today is April Fool’s Day a little late though because he felt a need to clarify that his post prior was not a joke.

“If U thought it was April fools,” wrote Justin on an image his wife Hailey getting checked out at the doctor’s fice. Many fans are still a little wary this news but we’re going to take the couple’s word for it. Congratulations to Justin and Hailey on your pregnancy… unless you’re trolling us.

Kendrick Lamar Holds Moment Of Silence For Nipsey Hussle During Lollapalooza Argentina

Argentina, South America – Kendrick Lamar has joined the laundry list of people mourning the loss of Nipsey Hussle. The fellow Los Angeles native held a moment of silence for the slain rapper and community activist during his set at Lollapalooza Argentina 2019 over the weekend.

“Keep your lights up, y’all,” he says. “I need a favor. Before we got on this stage, we got wind that our brother, our warrior, our soldier, Nipsey Hussle passed away, so we want to take this time to truly give a moment of silence, can we do that?”

He adds, “Repeat after me. We love you Nipsey!”

Nip was gunned down on Sunday (March 31) in front of his Los Angeles clothing store, Marathon Clothing. He was reportedly shot at least six times before he was rushed to a local hospital where he later died. 

Two other men were also shot and are currently in stable condition. So far, police haven’t arrested any suspects. The investigation is ongoing.

J. Cole, Diddy, The Game, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Nas and Drake are just a fraction of the people paying tribute to the late Nip on social media. He was 33.

French Culture Minister Pledges to Implement Article 13 Within a Matter of Months

France won’t waste any time implementing the Copyright Directive and Article 13.   In addition, the country will also implement a piracy website blacklist.

Last week, the European Parliament the Copyright Directive.  This includes two controversial measures – Article 11 (the ‘link tax’) and Article 13 (‘upload filters’), since renamed Articles 15 and 17, respectively.

348 Members of European Parliament (MEPs) voted in favor.  274 voted against.  36 abstained.

Prior to the bill’s passing, the European Parliament first voted on rejecting the bill.  443 MEPs voted against and 181 voted in favor.  Subsequently, Parliament held a vote to allow further amendments to the bill, which was rejected 317 to 312.

Article 13 – now 17 – requires for-profit internet companies to license content directly from copyright holders.  Should they fail to do so, they must immediately take infringing works down, ensuring said works are not re-uploaded.

Following the vote, all 27 EU member states now have up to two years to implement the Copyright Directive in local legislation.  Should a large member state, such as Germany, abruptly withdraw support of the bill, further negotiations would be required.

One country, however, has planned to implement ‘upload filters’ as law as early as this summer.

France goes all in on the Copyright Directive.

Earlier this year, the Copyright Directive a brick wall, thanks in large part to Article 13.

Due to pressure from member states, the European Council the negotiating mandate during a crucial moment.  Eleven of 28 Member States had voted against the text proposed by the Romanian Council.  Then, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Croatia, Luxembourg, and Portugal outright opposed the bill.

Likely a ‘fatal’ blow, the move would’ve indefinitely stalled the Copyright Directive ahead of European elections in May.

Seemingly coming to the rescue, France and Germany a new compromise to the bill.

Under the compromise, the Copyright Directive – specifically, Article 13 – would apply to all European for-profit platforms, including websites and apps.

All online platforms would have to install upload filters, continuously checking for copyright infringement, except under three of the following criteria:

  • Platform/site available to the public for less than 3 years.
  • Annual turnover falls below €10 million ($11.4 million).
  • Fewer than 5 million unique monthly visitors.

This was ultimately the compromise the European Union agreed upon, and voted in favor for.

France could now most likely implement the Copyright Directive this summer.

Speaking at Series Mania in Lille, Frank Reister, France’s Culture Minister, praised the bill’s approval.  He said EU lawmakers had passed the Copyright Directive in spite of a massive campaign of “disinformation.”  Europe, he added, had “resisted” the power of major tech organizations.

The Directive will change nothing for internet users, but will change everything for content creators.

This summer, French lawmakers will vote on a new audiovisual law to help “public service and fight piracy.”  With this law, added Reister, the French government will also aim to implement the new Copyright Directive.

The proposed audiovisual legislation will also include the creation of a piracy website and proxies blacklist.  Users won’t access these websites across any ISP in France.

The move to block piracy websites makes sense.  According to , France ranks among the top 5 countries in the world with the most visits to these sites.  Right behind the US, Russia, Brazil, and India, France had 10.3 billion registered piracy site visits.

 


 

Air Jordan “Reflections Of A Champion” Pack Honors MJ’s First Three-Peat

Jordan Brand recently unveiled a good chunk their upcoming Summer 2019 collection, which includes several all-new styles such as the celebratory “Reflections Of A Champion” Pack.

The three-sneaker pack consists the Air Jordan 6, Air Jordan 7 and Air Jordan 8 – the sneakers worn by Michael Jordan during his first three-peat with the Chicago Bulls.

Playing into the “Reflections” theme, each the special edition sneakers are covered in 3M reflective materials. The Air Jordan 6 includes elements the iconic “Infrared” colorway, while the Air Jordan 7 and Air Jordan 8 nod to the “Cardinal” and “Bugs Bunny” colorways, respectively.

All three sneakers are slated to arrive on June 8, and each will carry a $225 price tag.

Take a closer look at the three sneakers below and stay tuned for a list stores that’ll have the sneakers in stock this June. Click here for a preview the rest Jordan Brand’s Summer lineup.

Air Jordan “Reflections Of A Champion” Pack Honors MJ’s First Three-Peat

Air Jordan 6 “Reflections Of A Champion”/Nike

Air Jordan “Reflections Of A Champion” Pack Honors MJ’s First Three-Peat

Air Jordan 7 “Reflections Of A Champion”/Nike

Air Jordan “Reflections Of A Champion” Pack Honors MJ’s First Three-Peat

Air Jordan 8 “Reflections Of A Champion”/Nike

will.i.am Blasts Society’s “Double Standards” Over Michael Jackson Denouncement

will.i.am and Michael Jackson were close friends while the King of Pop was still alive. Now, he’s blasting society’s hypocritical views in the wake of HBO’s damning Leaving Neverland documentary.

According to The Mirror, the Black Eyed Peas MC said the Michael Jackson he knew “wouldn’t hurt a fly.” He also cast serious doubt on the intentions behind the two men — Wade Robson and James Safechuck — accusing Jackson of sexually abusing them as children, two men who already defended Jackson in court.

“I don’t know what to trust or who to believe,” Who is behind it or what? Obviously it’s money. All I know is it’s a smear campaign. If he did it, then it’s sad and inhumane. But if he didn’t, then what is happening is sad and inhumane. It is double standards. You’re not talking about banning the company that made the chemicals to kill all the Jews.

“Imagine every country that ever had slaves and people said, ‘never travel to those countries because of things they’ve done in the past. Are you not supposed to do anything with anyone who ever did ill? I could name 1,000 ills that are worse, but we are gonna pull songs instead. Why? We live in a very, very, very hypocritical, double standards, fake society.”

The Voice host added, “I could name 1,000 other products that you still buy and still use that are owned by folks that have done the most horrendous things to people.”

Leaving Neverland left Jackson fans horribly divided, while many of those who knew him vehemently defended him, including former child actor Corey Feldman. As Will continued his tirade, he ended things on a positive note.

“The Michael Jackson I loved I will always love,” he said. “The person I met was the kindest and most genuine and big-hearted person, who wouldn’t hurt a fly.”

Since the documentary aired, radio stations worldwide have pulled his music and The Simpsons’ masterminds essentially erased a classic episode featuring Jackson’s voice.

Ciara ‘Thinkin Bout You’

Just hours after dropping the song, Ciara heads into the weekend with the feel-good video for “Thinkin Bout You.”

Ahead of her big date, the R&B star has some fun while getting ready in her lavish mansion. Covered in bubbles, a naked CiCi dances in the bathtub before grabbing her robe and doing the milly rock in the mirror. The party continues as she dances on her bed and uses her broom as a microphone.

At one point, she gets a phone call from her girlfriend Issa Rae, who asks her if she’s planning to wear booty shorts, and sips champagne while trying on outfits before the doorbell rings.

“A girl will do some goofy stuff.. jumping on the bed.. singing into brushes..etc when she’s Thinkin Bout Him,” said Ciara.

The 33-year-old singer is now gearing up to release her seventh album Beauty Marks, the follow-up to 2015’s Jackie, on May 10 featuring collaborations with Macklemore and Kelly Rowland.

Kris Jenner Opens Up About Jordyn Woods & Tristan Thompson Scandal: "I Pray About It"

A few weeks ago Khloe Kardashian had her heart broken all over again when Jordyn Woods kissed her boyfriend and baby father, Tristan Thompson. The news was a shock which led Jordyn to get the boot from the Kardashian/Jenner family since they considered her a close family friend. Now that the season 16 trailer for Keeping Up With The Kardashians has arrived, Kris Jenner has opened up to Ryan Seacrest about the upcoming season and how her daughter Khloe is holding up. 

Kris Jenner Opens Up About Jordyn Woods & Tristan Thompson Scandal: "I Pray About It"
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“People watch the show and we remind them things that their family might be going through or things that they’re experiencing or don’t want to talk about,” Kris explained. “And suddenly here it is right there for them to watch and see how they might handle it or go through it because it’s real.”

As for how she’s been handling the situation along with her family’s emotions, the momager said she’s been praying. 

“First all, I pray about it. I really do,” she explained. “I find the spiritual side me has to kick in because otherwise I feel like I wouldn’t survive. But, I think that my kids make really good decisions…and as challenging as some these situations are, I think that because they have one another and they try to make really good decisions, that they’re going to come out the other side with a lot clarity and a lot honesty and do what they feel like is the right thing.”

Air Jordan 1 High OG "Crimson Tint" On-Foot Photos

Jordan Brand’s 2019 is shaping up to be a year to remember thanks to a whole slew retro options, as well as some new colorways for already established Jordan silhouettes. One the latest colorways that will be coming out rather soon is the Air Jordan 1 “Crimson Tint.” There are already hundreds Air Jordan 1 colorways to choose from, but this latest model dares consumers to ask themselves “why not cop another one?”

As you can see from these beautiful on-foot pictures courtesy @hanzuying, these have the same color blocking as the “Royal,” “Shadow,” and “Bred” colorways, except the toe box, back heel, and Nike swoosh are replaced with a light pink tone. The overlays on this pair are dressed in a tumbled leather that adds some extra character to the overall look and aesthetic.

There are already plenty Air Jordan 1 colorways to choose from this year so if you’re not a fan these colors, you’ll probably get something you like quite soon. 

If you do want to cop these though, it appears as though they will be released on April 27th for the standard Air Jordan 1 price $160 USD. 

Paris Jackson’s "Suicide Attempt" Explained By Her Friends

Last week, it was reported that after new allegations were made against her father, Paris Jackson attempted to commit suicide. Fortunately, she is still with us but from the beginning, the actor had called out all the gossip websites reporting on her alleged suicide attempt, calling TMZ writers a bunch “fucking liars.” It appears as though her hospitalization wasn’t ever for an attempt on her life because according to her close friends, Paris was just being a little too comfortable with a pair scissors in her hand. 

Paris Jackson's "Suicide Attempt" Explained By Her Friends
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As reported by Daily Mail, Jackson’s friends believe she’s been partying a little too hard lately but they’re not afraid that she’ll take her own life. An ambulance was called to her house after she accidentally cut herself with kitchen scissors according to the latest reports. When she was unable to stop the bleeding, paramedics brought her to the hospital and tried to keep her there for three days. 

One her friends recalled the incident, saying: “Paris was partying really hard that night – but that’s nothing unusual for her. It turned into a pretty crazy night and she had been acting a little out control. But she says she accidentally cut her arm with kitchen scissors and it wasn’t a suicide attempt. At the hospital she continued acting wildly and the doctors wanted to keep her in for observation for at least three days.”

There you have it. Hopefully, Paris is well and her friends are taking care her. Don’t play with scissors, kids.

Paris Jackson's "Suicide Attempt" Explained By Her Friends
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Obama Asked Questlove To Play French Montana’s "Pop That" At The White House

Barack Obama may have some criticism towards masculinity in hip-hop but he’s never shied away from the genre itself. He’s arguably the one and only president to embrace rappers in the White House, hosting the likes Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar during his presidency. The two artists have been included on his Spotify playlists from the past but it looks like he’s also a big fan French Montana, according to Questlove.

Obama Asked Questlove To Play French Montana's "Pop That" At The White House
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During the latest episode  Broken Record with Malcolm Gladwell and Rick Rubin, Questlove recounted the time he was DJ’ing at the White House. He likened the setting to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in terms debauchery, saying, “they consider it the best night they had in their lives.”

He was playing what you’d expect in that kind setting: Donna Summers, old school hip-hop and jazz, but apparently that wasn’t vibing with Obama’s kids. The former president approached Questlove and had an unexpected song request.

“Obama’s] coming up to me like, ‘Do you have French Montana?’ And I’m like, ‘Sir! I don’t have the clean versions that,’” Questlove recounted. “He’s like, ‘We’re all adults here. Play it!’ I’m like, ‘Sir, I’m not gonna play ‘Pop that pussy, bitch, what ya twerkin’ wit.’”

Peep the latest episode Malcolm Gladwell and Rick Rubin‘s Broken Record below.