Joey Bada$$ Wishes Nipsey Hussle Was Appreciated More While He Was Alive

Joey Bada$$ recently sat down with Ebro on his Beats1 show, along with the rest the Beast Coast crew, where they explained why Nipsey Hussle‘s death is an example why people should show more appreciation to each other while they’re still alive.

“Nobody thought that that day, we would lose Nipsey Hussle. Nobody thought in a million year, you know what I’m saying?” Joey explained. “He was one those people that we thought we would have forever. And reasons like that is why people go underappreciated while they are here on this Earth.”

Joey further explained that the Crenshaw rapper has been recently receiving all this love and praise for his music, his entrepreneurial skills and the work he’s done in his community but he isn’t alive to feel it.

“As soon as we lose a person like that, everybody wants to jump on the bandwagon… We should have already been on that while he was here,” he said. “He should’ve been able to see the fruits his labor as much as it’s taken f now.”

Joey extended his sentiment to not only the rappers and artists that you appreciate but everyone else in your life that you appreciate. 

“It’s extremely important that you show appreciation for your favorite artists, your favorite people, your favorite friends, your favorite family members, whatever,” he said. “It’s just extremely important you never waste those moments, you always appreciate them. Like you said, any moment it can go like that.” 

Peep the interview below. 

Kim Foxx Called Jussie Smollett A "Washed Up Celeb" After Interfering In His Case

When it was alleged that Kim Foxx had meddled in Jussie Smollett’s case before all sixteen his criminal charges were dropped, the public was unhappy, calling for her to be removed from her position. Smollett was accused lying to the police about a hate crime, saying that he was beaten by two men who called him homophobic and racist names. In newly-surfaced text messages, Kim Foxx can be seen allegedly messaging one the prosecutors in the Smollett case, comparing the charges to R. Kelly’s and referring to the Empire actor as a “washed up celeb.”

Kim Foxx Called Jussie Smollett A "Washed Up Celeb" After Interfering In His Case
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As reported by Daily Mail, Kim Foxx sent text messages to Joe Magats, the prosecutor she handed the case to after recusing herself, where she continues to comment on the legal aspects the charges. “I’m recused, but when people accuse us overcharging cases…16 counts on a class 4 becomes exhibit A,” she wrote. “Pedophile with 4 victims 10 counts. Washed up celeb who lied to cops, 16,” she added, comparing Smollett’s case to R. Kelly‘s. 

Those aren’t the only text messages that were leaked. According to the same source, Michael Avenatti actually tried to insert himself in the case by representing the Osundairo brothers, who were accused attacking Smollett. The messages can all be seen here. What do you make this?

Kim Foxx Called Jussie Smollett A "Washed Up Celeb" After Interfering In His Case
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Jaden Smith Gets Rid Of His Last Name

Growing up in the shadow somebody else can be beneficial at times. If you look at things from a certain perspective, you would think that somebody like Jaden Smith actually had an easier time adapting to the spotlight and becoming a household name. Because his father’s success, Jaden was easily introduced to the masses. On the other side though, there are those that view him as just being “Will Smith’s son.” He wants to try and avoid that title, not because he isn’t proud where he comes from, but more so to create an identity for himself outside his family. In order to try and push that side away, Jaden appears to have ficially adopted his first name as his stage moniker, dropping “Smith” from streaming platforms.

Jaden Smith Gets Rid Of His Last Name
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As noticed by a fan on , Jaden appears to be in the midst an identity crisis, switching up his name on streaming services, YouTube, and more. The young artist has been known as Jaden Smith since the birth his pressional career but now, he’s looking to change things up and take the Madonna approach. Only time will tell if this works out for him in the long run. Surely, it won’t affect him negatively. If you search “Jaden” on TIDAL, he’s still the first thing to pop up so he’ll be fine.

What do you think the name change? Stay tuned for the artist’s upcoming album.

Tyga Buys $500,000 Chain

Tyga is flexing on his haters with a brand new chain.

The rapper dropped a whopping $500,000 on his latest accessory, an Archangel chain featuring St. Michael trampling on Satan. According to TMZ, the 18k white gold piece weighs a little over 4 pounds and was designed by Ben Baller and IF & Co. Custom Jewelry.

St. Michael’s halo is crafted from pear-shaped solitaire of VVS clarity diamonds, while baguettes were added to the sword and feathers on his wings. The one-of-a-kind Cuban link necklace includes two different sized diamonds with a pavé set border.

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Who just dropped $500,000 on a custom diamond Ben Baller chain? Tyga … TYGAAAA???? Yes. Tyga. Some of the highlights: I set pear shaped solitaire VVS clarity diamonds in the halo of St Michael. I added baguettes to the feathers of his wings and even baguette diamonds on his sword. I even iced out the sides of his custom 1 of a kind Cuban link(I made the links with 2 different sized diamonds with the big diamonds having a pavé set border) The devil being stepped on represents satan aka the haters have been defeated and also specifies that @tyga had the biggest comeback of 2018 #Tyga even copped matching pieces for his team. You know who to hit when it comes to making custom genuine fine jewelry. @ifandco NO CVD or HPHT or CE diamonds ever. #IFANDCO or nothing at all

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The chain is symbolic to Tyga. “The devil being stepped on represents satan aka the haters have been defeated and also specifies that @tyga had the biggest comeback of 2018,” explained jeweler Ben Baller.

Tyga’s comeback continues. On Monday, he dropped his new single “Goddamn,” and can be seen rocking his chain on the song’s cover art. The accessory was also on display during his performance at REVOLVE Festival in La Quinta, Calif. over the weekend.

In addition to spending half a million on himself, Tyga is icing out his crew. He purchased 10 smaller versions of the chain for his squad.

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A$AP Rocky & Joey Bada$$ Link On "Game Of Thrones: For The Throne" Tracklist

HBO and Columbia Records’ ficially licensed Game Of Thrones companion album is set to arrive on April 26th, on the same weekend as the series’ third episode. At first, some feared this would be an actual soundtrack to the series, serving as an unfortunate and immersion breaking replacement to Ramin Djawadi’s stellar score. That is indeed not the case. For The Throne is merely derived from music inspired by the Thrones series, as indicated by some the song titles. 

If only Ty Dolla $ign hopped on board, we might have been looking at a new world record: most dollar-sign symbols in a single collaboration. In any case, we’re happy to see A$AP Rocky and Joey Bada$$ on the same track, and we can only hope it’s a banger. While “Too Many Gods” has obvious Game Of Thrones connotations, it’s also easy to see how such a concept might adapt to the rap game. Aside from that one, we’re looking at hip-hop contributions from SZA, The Weeknd, and Travis Scott, as well as one from Lil Peep and Ty Dolla $ign. 

01. “Kingdom Of One” – Maren Morris
02. “Power Is Power” – SZA, The Weeknd, Travis Scott
03. “Nightshade” – The Lumineers
04. “Hollow Crown” – Ellie Goulding
05. “Baptize Me” – X Ambassadors feat. Jacob Banks
06. “Too Many Gods” – A$AP Rocky & Joey Bada$$
07. “Turn On Me” – The National
08. “From The Grave” – James Arthur
09. “Me Traicionaste” – ROSALÍA feat. A.CHAL
10. “When I Lie” (Remix) – Lil Peep feat. Ty Dolla $ign
11. “Love Can Kill” – Lennon Stella
12. “Wolf At Your Door” – Chloe x Halle
13. “Devil In Your Eye” – Mumford & Sons
14. “Pray (High Valyrian)” – Matt Bellamy

Ugly God Calls Out Lil Nas X For "Style Jacking"

It’s High Noon. Ugly God recently took to Twitter to inform Lil Nas X that, in essence, this town ain’t big enough for the both em’. Though it has been a minute since we’ve heard from Ugly God, who once held the keys to the fabled Meme Kingdom, it would appear he’s been nursing a grudge late. Said grudge is aimed squarely at Lil Nas X, who recently set records with his Country-trap banger “Old Town Road.” Meanwhile, Ugly God has been sitting in the saloon, imbibing on that dark elixir, getting himself good and worked up. The “I Beat My Meat” rapper found himself sending a few shots at Nas X in a since-deleted Tweet.

Ugly God Calls Out Lil Nas X For "Style Jacking"

It’s a strange approach to take, given Ugly God’s own self-imposed absence from the rap game. Why not simply allow a fellow meme rapper his time in the spotlight? Or reach out for a collaboration? The notion desiring due credit is understandable, but Ugly God’s hostile attitude feels closer to “Outlaw” on the moral spectrum. Might the pair not bond over a shared love “bull-riding and boobies?” Harsher feuds have been squashed over less.

In the meantime, look for Ugly God to mount his comeback in the imminent future, as well as further music from Lil Nas X. You can’t keep a good cowboy down. 

Soulja Boy’s Home Burglarized While He Sits In Jail, $500K Worth Of Jewelry & $100K Cash Stolen

Rapper Soulja Boy boasts that he’s had the greatest comeback in the game, but the 28-year-old has been dealing with some legal problems that have placed him behind bars. Last week, news broke that he was arrested and is being held without bail. According to reports, Soulja has been on probation since 2014 over a weapons case.  An incident occurred earlier this year when a raid was executed on his home after police were investigating a report that his girlfriend made, accusing the rapper holding her tied up and captive in his garage.

While there, police reportedly found firearm ammunition inside Soulja’s home, something that violated his five-year probation. A judge also claims that Soulja hasn’t completed his allotted community service hours, either. He was taken into custody in March after visiting his probation ficer but later released. Yet, this go ’round is much more difficult for the rapper, and he’s scheduled to remain in jail until April 30, the date his next hearing.

While Draco has been locked up, TMZ reports that security around his Agoura Hills, California home must be lacking because it’s been burglarized. The thieves allegedly got away with loads jewelry, cash, personal items, and an iPhone that they used to brag about the robbery on social media. Sources detail exactly what was taken, claiming that $500,000 jewelry was grabbed, including earrings, luxury watches, and chains. The safe was reportedly cleaned out with $100,000 in cash lifted. The Instagram Live video the alleged suspects is making the rounds, so police will catch up with them sooner than later.

"Drake Curse" Strikes Again & Prompts Photo Ban From Soccer Club

Rome, Italy – Drake’s sports curse has prompted one team to ban its roster from taking photos with him. Italian soccer club A.S. Roma jokingly announced its decision to forbid players from snapping a shot with Drizzy on Monday (April 15).

“All Roma players banned from taking photos with Drake until the end of the season,” the club declared Twitter.

Roma’s ban was motivated by French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain, which lost 5-1 to LOSC Lille on Sunday (April 14). Prior to the game, Drake took a photo with PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa. The picture and PSG’s dramatic defeat reignited the fervor of the “Drake curse” on social media.

The “Drake curse” affected a few other European soccer teams over the course of April. Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was pictured alongside the OVO superstar days before his club lost to Everton. Crystal Palace suffered a similar fate, losing to Manchester City after Drizzy took a photo with forward Wilfried Zaha.

Drake acknowledged his curse earlier this year, trolling NFL fans ahead of the 2019 AFC and NFC Championship Games. His supposed sports hex previously struck Alabama Football, Kentucky Men’s Basketball, his hometown Toronto Raptors and former UFC champion Conor McGregor.

Blac Chyna Hit With $48K Lawsuit By Landlord Over Unpaid Rent

Blac Chyna has more legal drama to tend to. According to TMZ, her former landlord has sued her for nearly $50K over unpaid rent. 

Blac Chyna’s former landlord has accused the model ditching the final five months her lease without paying anything upfront. Chyna’s home was located in Studio City, CA and she’s been renting from there since April 2017. The landlord revealed in the lawsuit that she signed the lease agreeing that she would occupy the home until March 2019. However, he said that she got up and left in November 2018.

The landlord said that Chyna owes him $55,546 for five months rent. However, after deducting her $25K deposit and adding on the $18K in damages, the landlord said that Chyna owes $48,546. Chyna allegedly removed “fixtures and equipment” from the home which the landlord claims caused $18K in damages.

Chyna’s former landlord is suing her for the amount as well as interest and attorney fees. 

Aside from the lawsuit over rent, she and the father her child, Dream, came to an agreement in their custody battle in late March. Rob was previously paying $20K a month in child support but now, the judge has ruled that they’ll share custody their child, meaning Rob won’t have to pay Chyna. However, the report did say that Rob would have custody Chyna more frequently.

Wendy Williams Fires Husband, Gives Him 48 Hours To Move Out Of Home: Report

Earlier today we posted about reports that Wendy Williams was working out a plan to have her husband Kevin Hunter step down from his executive producer position on her self-titled talk show. Fast forward just a few hours later and The Daily Mailnow exclusively reports that Wendy has gone ahead and fired Kevin and given him 48 hours to vacate their shared home. 

Wendy Williams Fires Husband, Gives Him 48 Hours To Move Out Of Home: Report
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“Kevin had expected to stay on at the show and as Wendy’s manager. He ran the show with an iron fist, he was the guy who kept the vultures away,” a source told the publication. “But when Wendy saw the photos him and Sharina last week on the Daily Mail going out for dinner and her driving around in a Ferrari she was furious.” As we posted before, Kevin gifted his mistress with a new Ferrari that was reportedly paid for with Wendy’s money. As you can see below, it’s now it’s been towed away thanks to Wendy’s swift moves.

“That’s what tipped her over the edge, she was like, “he’s gotta go”. She now wants him out her life completely, she’s given him 48 hours to clear his fice and clear his belongings out the house.”

Apparently, Wendy’s sister has come through from Florida to help Wendy keep things in order while this is all going down. Kevin has apologized, releasing a statement on how sorry he is. 

“I am not proud my recent actions and take full accountability and apologize to my wife, my family and her amazing fans. I am going through a time self-reflection and am trying to right some wrongs,” he wrote. “No matter what the outcome is or what the future holds, we are still The Hunter Family and I will continue to work with and fully support my wife in this business and through any and all obstacles she may face living her new life sobriety, while I also work on mine.”

Playboi Carti’s Backstage Rider Revealed: A Cereal & Tea Fiend

Playboi Carti has developed a reputation as an interesting figure in the hip-hop landscape. Equal parts visionary and slacker, Carti’s propensity for minimalist lyricism and his excellent ear for beats have propelled him from up-and-comer to cult icon. Occasionally relying on sheer charisma alone, Carti has proven himself to be an influencer despite a relatively brief tenure in the rap game. Word has it that his shows are something to behold, especially where raw energy is concerned. And while crafting such an experience takes practice, it helps to have the proper nutrition prior to hitting the stage.

Playboi Carti's Backstage Rider Revealed: A Cereal & Tea Fiend

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Today, a reported copy Playboy Carti’s tour rider has surfaced online, revealing some the rapper’s backstage requests. Off the bat, it’s clear that he’s somewhat a tea fiend, ensuring that an electric tea kettle follows him wherever he goes. “Throatcoat” tea, honey, and lemon are also included; anybody who has ever been nursed a cold understands the healing benefits that particular combination. Yet it’s not all precautionary measures. Carti has taken measures to ensure the sugar rush remains high, with Fruit Loops, Frosted Flakes, and Fruity Pebbles on hand.

He’s also got Cheetos, Sprite, Cream Soda, Apple Juice, Pineapple Juice, Mayonnaise, and more. Check out the full page right here. 

Apple CEO, Louis Vuitton & Gucci Owners Pledge Money To Rebuild Notre Dame

One France’s oldest church went up in flames yesterday, causing the spiral to collapse. Now, a few owners some the world’s leading companies in technology, fashion and more are donating millions dollars to help rebuild the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced on Twitter that the company would be donating money to help rebuild the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Cook didn’t reveal how much the company would be donating towards the rebuilding efforts.

“We are heartbroken for the French people and those around the world for whom Notre Dame is a symbol hope. Relieved that everyone is safe. Apple will be donating to the rebuilding efforts to help restore Notre Dame’s precious heritage for future generations,” he wrote.

François-Henri Pinault, the chairman, and CEO Kering — the father company  Gucci, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, and Balenciaga — pledged 100 million Euros for the restoration efforts the historical site, Vogue reports.

“Faced with this tragedy, my father and I have decided to contribute to the funds needed to fully rebuild Notre Dame de Paris, in order to bring this jewel our heritage back to life as soon as possible,” Pinault said in a statement Twitter. The donation will ultimately come from Pinault’s family’s investment group, Artemis. 

Additionally, Louis Vuitton’s father company, LVMH, issued a statement from the CEO, Bernard Arnault, who said that they’d be donating 200 million Euros to rebuild the cathedral.

“In the wake this national tragedy, the Arnault family and the LVMH Group pledge their support for #NotreDame. They will donate a total 200 million euros to the fund for reconstruction this architectural work, which is an integral part the history France,”  read the tweet.

Tommie Lee Shares Her Truth: "Booster" Mom, "Alcoholic" Claims, Single Life & Staying Strong (Exclusive)

For someone who is currently in jail, Tommie Lee sounds pleasantly optimistic. The Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star was shown as being unhinged and emotional on reality television, developing a reputation as an out control public figure who was battling inner demons and alcoholism. Her multiple arrests and court cases have been covered heavily in the media, including these current charges child abuse following an incident involving her daughter, a case that could reportedly put her away in jail for up to 54 years if convicted.

Yet, if one was to have a conversation with Tommie, they’d find a slightly shy, deeply expressive woman who had to grow up quickly in order to survive the social environments she was birthed into. Tommie describes herself as being a hustler, relying on her streetwise knowledge, some which was taught to her by her mother, in order to survive when money was low and opportunities were scarce. Her stint on L&HHATL has opened doors for the rising star both musically and pressionally– she’s even released her own wine named Lè Don– but it’s also made her susceptible to heavy public criticism over every move she makes.

Tommie Lee Shares Her Truth: "Booster" Mom, "Alcoholic" Claims, Single Life & Staying Strong (Exclusive)

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Even so, Tommie is a survivor who leans on her close circle friends and family when she’s feeling defeated. Her recently released Truth documentary gave viewers a glimpse into her private life and the trials and triumphs that have aided in shaping her into the woman she is. While locked up, Tommie has been making the most her limitations by remaining positive and using her time constructively. She’s been working on her podcast every week (“Last week was addictions and s**t like that,” she says) and recently she allowed me the opportunity to chat with her. It isn’t my intention to neither sensationalize Tommie’s recent circumstances nor discount the seriousness her current charges. I believe it is, however, important to put speculation rest and allow Tommie to speak for herself.

We’ve heard the rumors alcoholism, a label which she rejects; we’re read the troublesome headlines about her run-ins with the law, mistakes that she’s owned up to; we’ve watched on television as she’s argued with her co-stars, an image that she’s not always proud . Here, Tommie speaks openly and candidly about herself, her public persona, and what she says is her truth.


HotNewHipHop: In your documentary Truth, you speak a lot about feeling misunderstood. What is it that you wish people really knew about your character that you haven’t been able to convey?

Tommie Lee: I feel like they think I’m the aggressive Tommie, angry Tommie, the Tommie who’s pissed f…but that’s not me. I’m a whole vibe. People always tell me, “You’re so different from how you are portrayed on TV.” and s**t like that. They only just showed that side. I wish people knew I look out for a lot people and I’m not a bad person to be around. I’m not…you gotta take me there to get that angry side] and I wish people knew that there’s a whole other side me that they’ve never ever seen, and basically I’m not an aggressive monster. People say to me, “I was scared to approach you.” The people that know me know and understand it throughout what they’ve been shown. But sometimes you got those people that are like, “I was scared to approach you, man.” I’m like, “Why were you scared to approach me?” And they say, “‘Cause in the media it just seems this way.” I’m just seen one-way so…I’d just like to show the side that they don’t get to see. I’m not walking around mad every day.

Also in the documentary, you talk about your mom being a “booster.” Can you talk about that and how that might have affected your habits, if it at all?

I feel like my mom being a booster…it helped me because there was a time where I didn’t have a job and that helped me get through. That helped me survive. I know it’s not the right thing to do, but she taught me that] when I didn’t have anything, how to get by. Those things and those secrets helped me to survive. It got me into a lot trouble, too, but behind it all, I’m glad she never taught me to sell my body. Some girls I meet, especially being locked up and I’ve been locked up a lot in my life, some women are forced to hustle, use your body. My mom didn’t teach me that. I’m glad that I still have some morals and respect for my body versus other ways.

I did try to work, I did try. I got fired from every job I ever worked at, so that hustle that she taught me kept me alive, kept me with a ro over my head, and kept me feeding my children, so…

There’s a lot throwing around the word “alcoholic” when it comes to describing your habits or behaviors. Do you think that’s a fair assessment or do you think people are trying to label you?

I don’t think that’s fair. I don’t think that that’s fair at all. I do struggle with alcohol and I do have issues with alcohol but when I’m on TV, 90 percent the time, I’m getting a drink when I’m getting my makeup done, when I’m getting my hair done, when I’m on set, when I’m filming…I’m pumped with alcohol. Do I live every day just getting wasted? No. So, they only see me in the life when I’m working. Half the time, I’m kinda shy. I get camera shy, all that s**t, so I drink. I drink to calm the edge, and if I’m mad or filming with a b***h that I don’t like…do I battle with alcohol like drinking too much it when I do drink? Yes. But am I an alcoholic? I don’t think I am.

Your single “Truth” was powerful and garnered an emotional response from listeners. How did it feel for you being that vulnerable with fans musically? Was it difficult to write that song? Did it bring back any memories specifically that you feel comfortable sharing?

Yeah, it brought back a lot memories. It was not difficult to make the song, and I felt like the song was needed because everybody portraying me in a certain way. It wasn’t difficult to make because it is my truth and I’ve always been…I came at y’all keeping it real. I came at y’all giving you my whole self being very vulnerable and open, so I felt like that side was also needed to let people see] who I am as a whole.

It’s giving some background to where I came from. I felt like it was needed. I didn’t feel embarrassed. If anything, I felt like it would clarify a lot things out there, a lot the] rumors. It felt like a weight was lifted f my shoulder to be able to do that. That’s what it felt like. It felt good.

Speaking your music, what’s the plan for new music while you’re in jail? You released “Pressure” the other week so is there an album on the way?

We have so much music! We have so much music that’s ready in the chamber. We’re releasing a whole album. It’s coming hopefully…I will be out soon to do that, but yeah. We have another single coming up with a few features on there with] Ball Greezy, Youngsta…I’m excited about all my music that’s about to be released. I just gotta get over this hump.

Tommie Lee Shares Her Truth: "Booster" Mom, "Alcoholic" Claims, Single Life & Staying Strong (Exclusive)

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I have to ask…the other day Ian Connor posted a sort tribute to you on Instagram and you responded you were single. Do you want to say anything about that to shut down any rumors?

I’m single! I’m single, I’m single, I’m single, I’m single! Ian Connor has been a great friend mine but I’ve been single since May 2018 when I broke up with a guy that I was dating f and on. He was my friend for five years and he just got killed this past] December. I’ve been single ever since me and him split. I don’t acknowledge any relationships after that. Ian Connor has always been my friend and basically, I’ve been dating people since then, like going on dates, not being in a relationship. That’s that. I’m single.

In this trying time, what or who is it that keeps you going, keeps you grounded, keeps you pushing forward, keeps you hopeful?

I wanna say who gives me a lot motivation is Blac Youngsta like always, he’s got a lot positive s**t to say. I love talking to him. Of course Sky from Black Ink Crew] give a lot motivation. They keep me going on my down days when I’m not feeling like myself and the media is taking me out. There’s certain people that I can call that can bring me back to reality. Those people, especially when I’m in jail.

I see many girls on social media showing you so much love. To those young women who admire you and want to be like you in the sense being on reality TV, being a model, being a social media influencer, being in the industry, being a business owner…what’s one piece advice would you give them that you wish someone told you entering into this industry?

Oh man, I’ve been so reckless my whole life and not giving a f**k, never knowing that this s**t was going to come back to a head. I would say, you never know who’s watching. Live your life in a way like, if somebody’s lying on you, nobody will believe you, because now…it’s so many things that I can’t even stand up to because everything is just, like I said, coming to a head.

I love the quote, “If you don’t plan, you plan to fail.” You gotta plan. You gotta make plans. Don’t just take life day by day. You gotta plan this s**t out and stick to the plan because if not, you’ll end up in places that you never thought you’d be]. You gotta plan. And this s**t is not easy. It’s never gon’ be easy.

Don’t look at certain people and think, “Oh, she made it so fast.” That s**t, people be working for years before they just “make it so fast.” Don’t look at other people’s success and apply it to your story. You have a story. You have a time. Don’t look at nobody else and feel like that’s your time because it’s not. You’re not there because you’re not supposed to be there. Keep working.

Ariana Grande & Big Sean Are Just "Friends" Despite Recent Studio Session

Before the new year, Ariana Grande admitted that her ex Big Sean “could still get it.” A few months later the duo was spotted getting close at a Los Angeles studio and the single “” by Ariana added more fuel to the idea the exes attempting a round two their relationship. 

While the fans may love the idea, US Weekly reports that there are no signs reconciliation. “Ariana and Big Sean have remained in contact, but neither them are looking for anything serious or] romantic,” a source told the publication, calling them just “friends.” Big Sean recently ended his longstanding relationship with Jhene Aiko.

“Jhené Aiko and Ariana never hated each other, but there’s always been a little bit jealousy on both ends — moreso on Jhené’s part toward] Ariana,” the source added. 

Ariana Grande & Big Sean Are Just "Friends" Despite Recent Studio Session
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While we’ll take the last comment with a grain salt, Ariana recently explained how her personal life is “still non-existent” which assures us she’s just focused on her music, friends and adorable dogs she’s not afraid to show f on Instagram. 

Ariana’s more recent single “Monopoly” revealed more about the singer since she stated how she loves both men and women. When asked to label her sexuality by a number users on Twitter, Ariana responded: “I haven’t before and still don’t feel the need to now 🖤which is okay.”

SZA Confirms Release Date For "GoT" Collab With Travis Scott & The Weeknd

Last week, it was rumored that SZA, Travis Scott and The Weeknd would be teaming up for a Game Of Thrones-inspired new song. Shortly after, the feature list was revealed for the Game Of Thrones companion album, welcoming in the new season the show with appearances from A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, and many others. Thanks to confirmation from SZA, we now know when we can expect to hear the highly-anticipated threeway collaboration with La Flame and Abel as it will be releasing in two days, just in time to celebrate the end the week.

SZA Confirms Release Date For "GoT" Collab With Travis Scott & The Weeknd
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The TDE songstress came through with some big news on her social media pages, informing fans that her new song will be out on April 18. Joining her for the ride will be her “Love Galore” collaborator Travis Scott and The Weeknd. The track will be called “Power Is Power” and SZA shared the cover artwork with her announcement, going with a simple GoT-inspired crown. She also possibly shared a glimpse into the lyrics the song, writing: “Heavy is the crown…but never for a queen.”

Ever since this was first rumored, we’ve been on edge waiting to hear any news about the track. You better believe that our eyes are peeled for whenever it drops on Thursday. Are you excited for this one?