India Love Dragged By Fans For Sheck Wes Relationship After Domestic Violence Claims

Sheck Wes is a name familiar to the game. The rapper’s smash hit Mo Bamba laid the groundwork for the successful release his debut album “MudBoy” which quickly rose to the top the charts upon its October-release. Despite being known for his talent, Sheck also accumulated notoriety through his volatile relationship with singer-songwriter Justine Skye. This past year, Justine slowly but surely came out the shadows to speak at length on the alleged abuse she suffered at the hands an unnamed ex. Though several fans already guessed right, the songstress finally revealed the identity  the aforementioned ex as being Sheck Wes. Since then, Justine Skye has motioned for legal action against Sheck. Moreover, both parties provided their own versions the story along with receipts. All the while, social media either dragged Sheck Wes in support Ms. Skye or questioned Justine’s statements in support Sheck. 

Although Sheck Wes escaped charges due to insufficient pro, suspicion remained surrounding the rapper’s actions. It now seems the “Kyrie” rapper is ready to move on and fully intends on doing so with his new bae, 23-year old socialite India Love. The two were recently spotted an item at Coachella, where Sheck also performed, and the response from social media was explosive. 

Kim Kardashian Responds To "Stay In Your Lane" Shade Surrounding Lawyer Ambitions

Kim Kardashian‘s lobbying efforts surrounding prison reform sparked much chatter these past few years. Her sit-down with 45th US president Donald Trump was step one to granting freedom clemency to former inmates Alice Marie Johnson, Matthew Charles and viral case, Cyntoia Brown. Her success in such endeavours even got folks calling Ms. Kardashian West the “Prison Reform Princess.”

In an interview with Extra, Kanye West applauded his wife’s good deeds and was first to announce Kim was going to law school. Though the statement was then considered another one Kanye’s verbal faux pas, Kim Kardashian later confirmed its validity. Today, in an uplifting Instagram post, the reality TV star explained how her deep involvement in criminal justice reform has inspired her to pursue a legal career. In the thick previous allegations surrounding her new goal, Kim faced harsh clap back from the public. While nay-sayers urged Kim to “stay in her lane,” others accused her using fame and financial privilege to by-pass the regular Juris Doctor acquisition process. 

“I’ve seen some comments from people who are saying it’s my privilege or my money that got me here, but that’s not the case. One person actually said I should “stay in my lane.” I want people to understand that there is nothing that should limit your pursuit your dreams, and the accomplishment new goals. You can create your own lanes, just as I am. The state bar doesn’t care who you are. This option is available to anyone who’s state allows it.”

Furthermore, the mother three insisted on letting the world know she meant serious business and remained adamant about earning her stripes the regular way.

“My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study. I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying. There are times I feel overwhelmed and when I feel like I can’t do it but I get the pep talks I need from the people around me supporting me.”

It is important to consider Kim’s track record does show a commitment to fight for the underprivileged and socially disadvantaged, populations which may solely benefit from additional support. Hence, we can only wish Kim K. best luck. 

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Johnny Depp Calls Amber Heard’s Deposition Detailing Physical Abuse A "Hoax"

Last week Amber Heard went on the record to share her detailed account a time Johnny Depp physically abused her with her sister there to witness it. The Aquaman actress also detailed a time Johnny came after her on a flight, tormenting her and eventually kicking her for doing a love scene in a film with James Franco.

Johnny has now responded to the allegations and has denied the accounts calling it all a “hoax,” seemingly still going through with his multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit. “Having been caught by 19 sworn eyewitness statements, 87 surveillance videotapes, audio tape and photographs faking her claims, Ms. Heard has decided to concoct new fake claims abuse,” Johnny’s attorney Adam Waldman stated, The Blast.

Johnny Depp Calls Amber Heard's Deposition Detailing Physical Abuse A "Hoax"
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Adam further brushed Amber’s video deposition. “Yet 25 minutes after the horrific scene described by Ms. Heard and her two friends, two police ficers, male and female, trained in domestic abuse and responding to a domestic abuse call observed and interviewed Ms. Heard twice and performed two security sweeps the entire premises.”

Adam detailed how the ficers saw no signs destruction, vandalism or even bruises on Amber’s face, leading them to believe she altered the image to make it seem so. “Ms. Heard dutifully but fraudulently produced pictures, with no metadata, to the Court purporting to show a ‘destroyed’ penthouse so she could obtain her temporary restraining order,” he added.

Nancy Pelosi Warns That Democrats May Do Away With Section 230, the Law That Protects Freedom of Speech and Expression Online

In a new interview, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has issued a stern warning to major tech firms.

She has prepared to do away with Section 230.

Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, the most important law protecting freedom of expression and innovation on the internet, states,

No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.

In short, this law protects online intermediaries – i.e., Facebook, Google, Twitter, Amazon, etc. – from being held legally responsible for what users say and do.  Section 230 also protects ISPs and online services which publish third-party content, including bloggers which host comments on their sites.

Calling the law “a gift” to tech firms, Pelosi hinted House Democrats will likely remove the immunity provided by Section 230.

It’s a gift to them and I don’t think that they’re treating it with the respect that they should, and so I think that that could be a question mark and in jeopardy…

“I do think that for the privilege of 230, there has to be a bigger sense of responsibility on it.  And, it’s not out of the question that that could be removed.

Pelosi’s statements came right before the European Union’s final approval of the Copyright Directive.

Under the new bill, 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.

As hinted at earlier, the removal of Section 230 would allow lawmakers to specifically target free speech on social media.  Section 230 doesn’t require neutrality from platforms.  So, if done away with, expect politicians from minority and even majority parties to immediately target users on social media platforms.

In short, this means law enforcement officials may openly prosecute tech firms for users who post dissenting opinions and content.

On the music industry side, should Spotify or Apple Music upload music from an artist with unflattering lyrics about a certain politician or company, for example, lawmakers may openly sue or prosecute said user, along with the service.

 


 

6ix9ine’s European Collaborator Details The Rapper’s Downfall

As you all know now, Tekashi 6ix9ine is facing a maximum sentence life behind bars. His legal team seemingly believes that there’s a high chance he will be released next year after cooperating with the feds but even if he’s released from prison, it will be difficult to ever take him seriously again in music. His entire image has effectively been proven to be false, making his musical return unlikely. During a new interview with Vulture, the former rap superstar’s Slovakian collaborator spoke about their unique marketing plan to become famous. His fall from the top was also chronicled. 

Before hitting it big stateside, 6ix9ine had already built a following in Slovakia and Czech Republic. He did so by using imagery that was acceptable in the United States but controversial in Europe, causing a stir and leading people to his music. Yaksha, a Slovakian businessman, worked hand-in-hand with the young rainbow-haired sensation to curate his image, including the tattoos and the colorful attire. At one point, Yaksha actually had to convince 6ix9ine not to get a tattoo his own face on his forehead. 

Speaking on the demise Tekashi’s career, Yaksha says that the attention he was getting from the Nine Trey gang ended up being his downfall. “His big mistake — he liked the attention the gang. He liked the attention the people selling heroin, shooting people. He trolled his way into the jail,” he said. 

Yaksha says that he spoke to 6ix9ine a few months ago, detailing how he and a group friends called him on his cell phone. “Okay, he’s really rich, so he’s in jail but he has a phone,” he said. According to him, he’s doing well but he didn’t get to have a long conversation with the rapper.

Hip Hop Album Sales: Khalid’s "Free Spirit" Album Soars To No. 1 On Billboard 200

Khalid’s sophomore album, Free Spirit, has captured the coveted spot on the Billboard 200 chart for the week ending April 11.

It marks the El Paso-bred singer-songwriter’s follow-up to 2018’s Suncity EP and 2017’s American Teen, which catapulted the then-teenager to national recognition. Now 21, the R&B crooner is preparing to embark on the Free Spirit World Tour in June.

Elsewhere on the chart, Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap remains in the Top 5 after catapulting to No. 2 in the wake of his untimely death, while NAV’s Bad Habits takes a giant dip.

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Khalid returned with Free Spirit on April 3 and with 201,803 total album equivalent units, 85,464 pure album sales and a streaming count of 146,887,657, it sits in the No. 1 spot. The album was accompanied by a short film directed by Emil Nava.

Khalid’s debut studio album, the aforementioned American Teen, debuted at No. 9 upon its release with roughly 37,000 total album equivalent units. It was certified double platinum by the RIAA last August and nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 60th annual Grammy Awards ceremony. It was also named one of HipHopDX’s Top R&B albums of 2017.

Holding Steady

Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap isn’t over. After returning to the Top 3 last week, the slain MC’s debut album is holding steady. With 62,841 total album equivalent units, 11,848 pure album sales and a streaming count of 63,888,268, it has moved one position from No. 2 to No. 3.

Neighborhood Nip was killed on March 31 after alleged killer Eric Holder shot him at least six times outside of his Marathon Clothing store. He was laid to rest last Thursday (April 11).

Bad Habits Takes A Dip

After debuting at No. 1 earlier this month, NAV’s Bad Habits has dropped 32 percent. With 23,629 total album equivalent units, 255 pure album sales and a streaming count of 32,705,358, it moved from No. 6 to No. 17.

Bad Habits served as NAV’s first No. 1 album and followed 2018’s Reckless debut, which entered the chart at No. 8 upon its initial release with approximately 36,000 total album equivalent units sold in its first week.

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 04/11/2019

Note: The first number below is this week’s “total album equivalent units” count, an intersection of album sales, single sales, and streams implemented by Billboard’s new rating system. A pure album sales figure is available in bold in parenthesis and information about each album’s streaming count is available in brackets.

  1. Khalid — Free Spirit — No. 1 — 201,803 (85,464) [146,887,657]
  2. Nipsey Hussle — Victory Lap — No. 3 — 62,841 (11,848) [63,888,268]
  3. Juice WRLD — Death Race For Love — No. 5 — 37,884 (584) [56,814,219]
  4. Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 7 — 31,104 (2,534) [38,687,890]
  5. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie — Hoodie SZN — No. 9 — 30,053 (169) [44,423,796]
  6. Drake – Scorpion —No. 10 — 29,491 (2,554) [35,651,156]
  7. Various Artists — Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse — No. 13 — 28,4913 (413) [29,695,213]
  8. DaBaby – Baby On Baby — No. 15 — 24,258 (292) [31,989,351]
  9. Meek Mill — Championships — No. 16 — 23,630 (404) [31,035,630]
  10. NAV — Bad Habits — No. 17 — 23,629 (255) [32,705,358]

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 04/11/2019

Note: The first number below is this week’s “total album equivalent units” count, an intersection of album sales, single sales, and streams implemented by Billboard’s new rating system. A pure album sales figure is available in bold in parenthesis and information about each album’s streaming count is available in brackets.

  1. Khalid — Free Spirit — No. 1 — 201,803 (85,464) [146,887,657]
  2. Nipsey Hussle — Victory Lap — No. 3 — 62,841 (11,848) [63,888,268]
  3. Juice WRLD — Death Race For Love — No. 5 — 37,884 (584) [56,814,219]
  4. Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 7 — 31,104 (2,534) [38,687,890]
  5. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie — Hoodie SZN — No. 9 — 30,053 (169) [44,423,796]
  6. Drake – Scorpion —No. 10 — 29,491 (2,554) [35,651,156]
  7. Various Artists — Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse — No. 13 — 28,4913 (413) [29,695,213]
  8. DaBaby – Baby On Baby — No. 15 — 24,258 (292) [31,989,351]
  9. Meek Mill — Championships — No. 16 — 23,630 (404) [31,035,630]
  10. NAV — Bad Habits — No. 17 — 23,629 (255) [32,705,358]

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 04/11/2019

Note: The first number below is this week’s “total album equivalent units” count, an intersection of album sales, single sales, and streams implemented by Billboard’s new rating system. A pure album sales figure is available in bold in parenthesis and information about each album’s streaming count is available in brackets.

  1. Khalid — Free Spirit — No. 1 — 201,803 (85,464) [146,887,657]
  2. Nipsey Hussle — Victory Lap — No. 3 — 62,841 (11,848) [63,888,268]
  3. Juice WRLD — Death Race For Love — No. 5 — 37,884 (584) [56,814,219]
  4. Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 7 — 31,104 (2,534) [38,687,890]
  5. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie — Hoodie SZN — No. 9 — 30,053 (169) [44,423,796]
  6. Drake – Scorpion —No. 10 — 29,491 (2,554) [35,651,156]
  7. Various Artists — Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse — No. 13 — 28,4913 (413) [29,695,213]
  8. DaBaby – Baby On Baby — No. 15 — 24,258 (292) [31,989,351]
  9. Meek Mill — Championships — No. 16 — 23,630 (404) [31,035,630]
  10. NAV — Bad Habits — No. 17 — 23,629 (255) [32,705,358]

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 04/11/2019

Note: The first number below is this week’s “total album equivalent units” count, an intersection of album sales, single sales, and streams implemented by Billboard’s new rating system. A pure album sales figure is available in bold in parenthesis and information about each album’s streaming count is available in brackets.

  1. Khalid — Free Spirit — No. 1 — 201,803 (85,464) [146,887,657]
  2. Nipsey Hussle — Victory Lap — No. 3 — 62,841 (11,848) [63,888,268]
  3. Juice WRLD — Death Race For Love — No. 5 — 37,884 (584) [56,814,219]
  4. Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 7 — 31,104 (2,534) [38,687,890]
  5. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie — Hoodie SZN — No. 9 — 30,053 (169) [44,423,796]
  6. Drake – Scorpion —No. 10 — 29,491 (2,554) [35,651,156]
  7. Various Artists — Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse — No. 13 — 28,4913 (413) [29,695,213]
  8. DaBaby – Baby On Baby — No. 15 — 24,258 (292) [31,989,351]
  9. Meek Mill — Championships — No. 16 — 23,630 (404) [31,035,630]
  10. NAV — Bad Habits — No. 17 — 23,629 (255) [32,705,358]

ScHoolboy Q Announces "CrasH Talk" Album & Release Date

ScHoolboy Q season is ficially upon us. Following the release two singles, “Numb Numb Juice” and the Travis Scott, ballet-inspired “Chopstix,” Q has ficially announced his forthcoming album CrasH Talk. Taking to Twitter to ring in the news, Q delivered a brief visual trailer, which includes a preview at one his new tracks. “NEW ALBUM “CrasH Talk” 4.26.19″ reads the announcement, while a line mysterious figures don paper bags over their faces. From the sound , Q has another banger on deck, this time bringing woodwinds into the fold. 

It’s a good sign for TDE hopefuls, who have been patiently waiting a drop from one the Black Hippy boys. Given that Q seldom plays games where his release dates are concerned, expect a slew new information -tracklist, cover art, and the like- to surface in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out some our hopeful desires for CrasH Talkand keep an eye out for that April 26th release. You excited for this one?

Ian McShane Says "John Wick" Franchise Has Another 10 Years Left In The Tank

Actor Ian McShane spoke to Collider the other day with two exciting projects on the table”: the much anticipated big screen debut HBO’s Deadwood, for which he plays fan favorite Ellis Alfred Swearengen. The second thing he sat down to discuss the premiere John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, after a year buildup by the producorial staff and star Keanu Reaves, who to his credit kept his lips sealed for the most part.

Ian McShane Says "John Wick" Franchise Has Another 10 Years Left In The Tank

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Ian McShane’s press run coincides with the busy month that lay ahead in May. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum arrives in theatres on May 17, the Deadwood motion picture a mere two week’s later on the 31st.

When it comes to the former (franchise) McShane understands his importance to the storyline, but won’t openly commit to staying the course, with retirement looming in the horizon whenever he wants to take it. But rest assured, McShane is only speaking for himself in that regard. When it comes to Keanu and John Wick’s overall longevity, he sees the fun lasting another decade or so.

“Probably in 10 years, John Wick would still be going,” McShane said after the Collider asked him to predict the lasting outcome. “You never know, Keanu might be running the Continental] hotel and everything by then.” At this point, the conversation veered towards Keanu’s character completely, with McShane implying that John Wick fans will learn a lot more about his backstory in the upcoming installment.

Karrueche Tran & Victor Cruz Are Loved Up At Coachella

Coachella is the place to be in California this weekend with some the best acts taking the stage for unforgettable performances as well as an endless display some the best music festival outfits. Already, we know that Cardi Bsurprised fans with Selena Gomez, Kid Cudipaid respects to Mac Miller and Nipsey Hussle and Childish Gambino debuted his film  Guava Island

Aside from the music happenings, Coachella welcomed some pretty cute couples and one the many is none other than Victor Cruz and Karrueche Tran. The couple has been posting about their weekend happenings and one video shows their cute embrace as they head f to yet another set. In the clip below you can see Victor filming his leading lady as they’re walking on the festival grounds. Once she notices, Karrueche leans in and plants a kiss on her man.

Karrueche Tran & Victor Cruz Are Loved Up At Coachella
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“He’s so sweet, like a really nice guy, he’s genuinely kind and it’s so refreshing to be with such a kind, great guy,” Karrueche previously said Victor. “And it doesn’t hurt that his body is bangin’!”

She added: “It’s so refreshing and different for me to be around his good-hearted energy. We mesh so well, we laugh all the time and have such a great time together.”

Karen Civil Calls Out Reggie Bush For Unauthorized Nipsey Hussle GoFundMe Page

Earlier in the week, we posted about the GoFundMe Page Reggie Bush and his wife created, as a way to raise money for Nipsey Hussle‘s children. “In partnership with GoFundMe and with the help our marketing team over at CAA, we have been empowered by Lauren London, Nipsey’s girlfriend, to put together a GoFundMe account that directly benefits Nipsey’s two kids, Emani and Kross,” the description read. 

Karen Civil Calls Out Reggie Bush For Unauthorized Nipsey Hussle GoFundMe Page
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While the thought was kind, it seems as though Reggie may have been told to not start the campaign but went ahead and did it anyway. Karen Civil has clapped back at Reggie asking him to remove all tweets surrounding the campaign since he was allegedly told by Nipsey’s family to not start the funding process. 

“I understand you’re motivated and want to help, but there are other ways. His family already asked you NOT to do this. People are literally grieving over a husband, father, brother, uncle, friend and someone who meant so much too so many people. This is not the time for this,” Karen tweeted to Reggie

The former football player explained how he has no ill internions, but Karen reminded him it wasn’t about that. “I never spoke on what you had to gain, Simply asked you to remove the tweet, just like you did the gundme,” she wrote. “You asked prior to do this and was told no by family, but did it anyway. You never once spoke to Nip in the gym the many times you saw each other.”

Reggie has since responded to the situation with a lengthy Instagram caption, telling Karen and whoever involved to “Please CHECK THE FACTS!”

“My time is already busy as it is I would never even put forth the effort to take on a project like this unless I got someones blessing!!” Reggie wrote. “It was about doing something positive and giving back and paying homage to a man that stood for so much and was a leader in the community and over came the obstacles the hood and made it big while never losing sight where he came from!”

Karen Civil Calls Out Reggie Bush For Unauthorized Nipsey Hussle GoFundMe Page
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Karen jumped in Reggie’s comment section to state her piece again. “You literally had this campaign go up, while he was finally being laid to rest. When you and your team previously asked, they told you NO, and you moved forward anyway,” she wrote. “If you are so compelled for what Nip stood for in his community, Raise that hundred thousand dollars for women who lost their significant other/husband to gun violence and financially cannot provide for their families.”

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Milwaukee Bucks’ Mike Budenholzer Named "Coach of the Year" By NBA Peers

Milwaukee Bucks’ head coach Mike Budenholzer has his troops marching into the 2019 NBA Playfs a confident bunch. It would appear that his motivating efforts, as well his tactical acumen have not gone unnoticed by his peers in the NBA. They voted him the NBCA’s (the NBA’s coaching association) pick for “Coach the Year,” a decision that was delivered to the AP by the union’s president, and current Dallas Mavericks bench boss Rick Carlisle

Milwaukee Bucks' Mike Budenholzer Named "Coach  the Year" By NBA Peers

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“The Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach the Year Award for the top NBA Coach as voted by his peers is one the most meaningful in all pro sports,” said Rick Carlisle in his statement to the press. “Mike Budenholzer in his first year as Head Coach the Bucks, led the franchise to the top record in the entire NBA. Congratulations to Bud on this prestigious recognition.”

2018-2019 was Budenholzer’s first as the head coach  a completely revitalized Milwaukee Bucks that prited from selfless play, the emergence Giannis Antetokounmpo, and selfless play from the rest the unit. Kenny Atkinson, Michael Malone, Nate McMillan, Gregg Popovich, Doc Rivers, Quin Snyder, and Terry Stotts were the other coaches to receive votes. Although it would seem logical to vote on such an award from a position authority and/or knowledge, the NBA doesn’t allow head coaches to vote on the Red Auerbach Trophy handed out following the Finals. The league cites “organizational conflicts interest” as the reason they delineate the ballots to journalists and not coaches. Sound a little farfetched?

 

 

Young Thug Clowns YFN Lucci For Allegedly Penny Pinching At Strip Club

Young Thug‘s feud with YFN Lucci won’t be coming to an end anytime soon. The two have been going at it for a minute now, and their feud was reignited earlier this year after Thug made some comments on Instagram Live. While things have been quiet for a few weeks between them, Thugger took to Instagram to poke at Lucci for being a “poor bitch.”

dancer at V-Live in Atlanta took to Instagram to throw some jabs at YFN Lucci for allegedly not coughing up enough loot at the strip club. She took to her Instagram Story and shared a video a small pile money on the stage with the caption, “Lucci came. Idk why.”

“When everybody get fifteen dollars a piece,” she said. “This how Lucci pull up.”

Young Thug caught wind the video and took to Instagram to add his own commentary to it. “Poor bitch,” he said before he begins laughing.

Last month, Thug said that he’d “slap” YFN Lucci which prompted a back and forth between the two. Lucci said that Thug won’t slap anybody before posting another video on his Instagram, tagging Thug’s girlfriend, Jerrika Karlae, and writing, “Ya husband ain’t nun.”

YFN Lucci has yet to respond to Young Thug or the dancer’s video but we’ll keep you posted if he does. 

"Game Of Thrones": The Ultimate Pre-Season Recap

The final season Game Of Thrones arrives in the imminent future, bringing a long-awaited conclusion to the vast, interconnected narrative. While the wait has been long, fans can take solace in one simple fact; the wait has been even longer for book readers, who have been praying for Winds Of Winter for nearly a decade. In any case, Season 8 is set to premiere on Sunday, April 14th. While some have opted for a late-game rewatch, the seventy-plus hour commitment may prove too Herculean a task for some (perhaps consider watching our Top 10 Best Episodes instead). Even a revisitation the abridged seventh season is a tall order for the more casual viewer. Therefore, here is a quick refresher some the key storylines you need to remember.

While Walder Frey and his house are busy celebrating their own unearned glory, newly minted Faceless Man Arya Stark puts her macabre talents to the task. Donning the late Lord Frey’s face, Arya addresses the entire male Frey line, raising a toast the poison variety. Eager drinkers though they are, the remaining Frey sons take the bait and are summarily wiped f the face Westeros in agonizing fashion. After four seasons, the Red Wedding has been avenged, and Arya decides to indulge in a bit victory bar-hopping. Upon running into her once-homie Hot-Pie, she learns that Jon Snow reclaimed Winterfell in the name house Stark, and sets her course accordingly.

In Winterfell, Jon Snow and Sansa Stark deal with the remaining Northern Lords, bickering occasionally over differing views on diplomacy. While Jon is rightfully concerned about the White Walkers in the North, Sansa is equally wary about Cersei Lannister in the South. Luckily, they manage to placate the Northern Lords, while a scheming Littlefinger appears increasingly in over his head. Meanwhile, Cersei and Jaime Lannister stroll atop a fancy new map, and it’s clear that a rift between them is growing. While Jaime is distraught about the death their son Tommen, Cersei would rather shrug it f and focus on the ongoing war. As it happens, she’s already facing the likes House Tyrell, House Martell, and Daenerys Targaryen’s Unsullied soldiers slash Dothraki horde. She proceeds to send a few reach-outs to some the Crown’s remaining allies, including King Of The Iron Islands Euron Greyjoy.

Meanwhile, Dany and her squad finally reach Westerosi soil. Setting up base camp in Dragonstone (Stannis’ old castle), Dany has a tete-a-tete with Varys, plots war-moves with Yara Greyjoy, Olenna Tyrell, and Ellaria Sand, and cautiously obeys Tyrion Lannister’s suggestions to sit on a Dragon-launched nuclear strike. After receiving a cryptic message from a disgraced Melisandre, Dany’s camp send a peaceful invitation to Jon Snow, inviting him to bend the knee, albeit in a friendly fashion. Her forces, led by House Greyjoy and House Martell, proceed toward King’s Landing to begin a siege. Unfortunately, they are intercepted by a battle-hungry Euron Greyjoy, and the entire Iron Fleet. It doesn’t end well: Theon reverts to Reek mode and flees, two the Sand Snakes are killed by their own weapons, and Ellaria, Yara, and Tyene Sand are taken, prisoner.

The news reaches King’s Landing in no time. Cersei is naturally thrilled, as she finally gets a chance to unleash her long-pondered revenge ploy on her daughter’s killers. Jaime continues to hold it down as the commander the Lannister army, though he is put f by Euron’s increasingly lewd kingly desires. The momentum continues to shift in Lannister favor when Jaime brilliantly predicts Tyrion’s plan to take Casterly Rock, and mobilizes to seize Highgarden instead. Unfortunately, Jaime’s glory is short-lived, as Olenna Tyrell hits him with an undeniably satisfying mic-drop revelation: it was she who murdered King Jfery, back in Season 4. She smugly requests the message be passed to Cersei, and Jaime storms f in defeat.

After debating the merits siding with Dany, Jon Snow and Davos Seaworth take the plunge and swing over to Dragonstone. Jon and Dany square f in an epic parley, in which their separate agendas become clear: the former wants to protect the realm from White Walkers, the latter wants to launch a campaign against King’s Landing. Unable to find common ground, Jon is held as a “not-a-prisoner,” while Dany decides to mount a counteract against the Lannister forces. At the very least, she allows him to mine Dragonglass, which is super-effective against White Walkers. While this is going on, Samwell Tarly cleans Maester dung, studies (soon to be) important books, and engages in a bit miracle medicine by saving Jorah Mormont from a gruesome fate. After one too many dismissals, Sam and Gilly decide to head to Winterfell, but not before making a clutch discovery about Jon’s parentage. 

After a long and harrowing journey beyond the wall, Bran aka the Three-Eyed Raven, makes it back to Winterfell. He’s changed, to say the least; zen, cryptic, and a bit a voyeur. Arya makes it back to Winterfell shortly thereafter, where she is reunited with her siblings. While it’s all initially warm and fuzzy, it doesn’t take long before old sisterly dynamics to resurface –  much to the delight the chaotic Petyr Baelish. Upon witnessing Arya and Brienne bonding over a shared love combat, Baelish plants a few seeds doubt in Sansa’s head. While this is going down, Jaime Lannister and Bronn are marching back to King’s Landing, with spoils war in tow. Their parade is met with fire and blood upon the arrival Dany and her Dothraki army. While the Lannister and Tarly men stand firm, the results are nothing short a massacre. Jaime escapes after nearly killing Dany, Tyrion looks conflicted at the Lannister army’s firey corpses, and Sam’s father and brother are executed by way Dragon Firing Squad.

Stumped as to how they might proceed, Tyrion suggests that the Dragonstone crew bring the dead to Cersei, in an attempt to negotiate an armistice – or better yet, an alliance. Jon Snow, a freshly healed Jorah Mormont, and Gendry Baratheon decided to head beyond the Wall to capture a wight. As they depart, Tyrion and Dany argue over succession; clearly, the tension between Queen and Hand is beginning to permeate. Upon reaching the Wall, Jon’s crew is joined by Beric Dondarrion, Thoros Of Myr, The Hound, and Tormund Giantsbane. They proceed to capture the wight, but not before Thoros falls in battle. Sadly, their plans go south once the Night King and his army arrive, circling the heroes on an icy island. Luckily, Gendry is the Westerosi equivalent Usain Bolt, and managed to fire f a raven in the nick time. Right when hope appears lost, Dany comes through with the last-minute rescue. Yet the Night King seems to have been expecting her arrival, and he proceeds to murder Dany’s dragon Viserion with a casual spear toss.  Everyone is understandably sad, but they ultimately escape unharmed with wight in tow.

While Sansa and Arya find themselves squabbling over a variety philosophical differences, Tyrion’s Dragonpit Parley comes to fruition. Though the wight plan appears to be effective, Cersei storms f after Jon Snow pledges allegiance to Dany. Brienne tries to appeal to her old homie Jaime, but he knows Cersei’s stubbornness knows no bounds. Eventually, Tyrion steps up, and he and Cersei manage to come to a closed-door agreement; though the pair appear to reach an understanding, the actual nature their scheme remains unknown. Tyrion reports a job well done, and Cersei vows to assist in the upcoming battle against the dead. Despite Jon’s unyielding honor nearly costing the mission, Dany finds herself smitten. She and Jon proceed to take their relationship to the next level, though Tyrion’s ominous glares suggest disapproval.

Meanwhile, secret betrayals are popping f willy nilly. Cersei reveals to Jaime that she never intended to help the Northern cause. Instead, she sent Euron f to hire a sellsword army called the Golden Company, in order to bolster her forces. Jaime is left “big mad” by the revelation, and decides to fulfill his oath, finally turning his back on Cersei. Last we see him, he’s heading North draped in all-black traveling apparel. The Stark sisters eventually settle their differences, and Sansa pulls the “psyche” on Baelish, sentencing him to death for starting The War Of The 5 Kings, betraying Ned, and manipulating their mother. He immediately enters simp mode, but Sansa and Arya are having none it. He’s executed with Arya’s shiny new dagger and nobody mourns him. Not long after, Sam and his family arrive, and Sam proceeds to nerd out with the all-seeing Bran. Together, they conclude that Jon is not actually a bastard (as many in the series have been quick to remind him), but rather the legitimate son Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. Not only does that make Jon the true heir to the Iron Throne, but it also makes him Dany’s nephew…with privileges.

In the closing moments, Beric Dondarrion and Tormund Giantsbane patrol the wall, only to bear witness to the army the dead’s approach. While they brace themselves for a seige, a terrifying cry fills the air. Unfortunately, the Night King has revived Viserion, and together they make short work the Wall. As the long-standing structure falls, the Night King and his army take their macabre campaign south the wall, beginning the march toward Winterfell. At long last, winter has arrived.

Kodak Black Shuts Down Claims That He Got Stomped Out At His Own Show

Kodak Black‘s been under fire recently for his numerous controversial remarks he’s made on the Internet and in real life. For many fans, his comments about Nipsey Hussle and Lauren London was the final straw. Fans have been pledging to “cancel” the rapper while radio stations have placed a ban on Kodak’s music moving forward. It appeared as though all his recklessness caught up with him after footage surfaced suggesting that he was stomped out during a show. Kodak insists that’s not the case, hopping on Instagram Live to dispel the rumors.

Kodak Black is making it clear that no one stomped him out at a concert in Raleigh, NC. Footage surfaced earlier this week that seemed to show the rapper getting swallowed up by the large crowd after he decided to jump f the stage and crowd surf.

“You better f amputating both your fucking legs if] you kick me, let alone stomp me. How you gon’ do that? Then what happened?” Kodak said in the video. 

In other Kodak-related news, the prosecutors working on Kodak’s sexual assault case are trying to start the trial this summer. As previously reported, the rapper has been ordered to submit blood and saliva samples in the case where he’s been charged with criminal sexual assault in the first degree. The rapper’s facing 30 years in prison if he’s convicted. 

Lil Nas X Asks Fans To Decide On His "Hardest" Cover Art

Lil Nas X, aka the breakout country star hip-hop has been waiting for since 1973, continues to forge ever onward down the “Old Town Road.” While some wonder if the youngster is destined to fall under the “one hit wonder” category, it would appear that Lil Nas X isn’t bothered by such doubts. With “Old Town Road” continuing to climb the charts, thanks to a countrified remix with Billy Ray Cyrus, the internet sensation has been hard at work in preparing the next steps on his career path.

We’ve already seen him exploring some new musical directions, albeit a decidedly less “country” one, for better or worse. Yet now, it would appear that Lil Nas X is remaining committed to the aesthetic that elevated his status, as evidenced by a bevy cowboy themed cover-art contenders. Taking to Instagram to poll his loyal fans, Lil Nas X presents a simple question: “Which one go the hardest?” Check out the options below, and should you feel up to it, cast your vote in his comment section. What do you think Lil Nas is cooking up?