Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez & Lizzo Appear As Strippers In First Look For "Hustlers"

There’s been a ton chatter surrounding Hustlers, the upcoming stripper film with a star-studded cast. With Jennifer Lopez taking the lead role, there was already a ton excitement but when they revealed Lizzo and Cardi B, the anticipation reached a new height. The film is set to be released later this year and photos the cast on set have leaked online. But now, they’re getting ready to release the trailer so they’ve given fans a sneak peek what to expect.

Hustlers just gave fans a first look at the cast in their roles for the movie. Along with J. Lo, Cardi, and Lizzo, they’ve also cast Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, and Lili Reinhart. J.Lo is seen making her way into the club in a fur coat before she’s on the stage, basking in cash. The first look on their Instagram show the characters’ persona both in the strip club and outside it as well. 

The film is was written and directed by Lorene Scafaria who’s known for her work on Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist. The film is set to surround the lives strippers in New York City in the middle the financial crisis who rely on their wealthy Wall Street clientele for their income. 

“The film is an empathetic look at women and men, our gender roles, what we’re valued for, what we’ve been told is our value in every movie, TV show, every corner culture,” Scafaria told Variety. “Men have been told they’re worth the size their bank accounts. Women have been told they’re worth the symmetry their faces, their bodies, their beauty and that’s what this film is based on. The rules the club are the rules the world.”

Peep J.Lo, Lizzo, Cardi, and Keke’s first look in the film below.

Joyner Lucas & Timbaland Are Dropping Some Heat Tomorrow

The Timbaland renaissance is poised to continue. Not long after blessing Tee Grizzley with some serious heat, the legendary Timbo has set his sights on another emerging talent, Joyner Lucas. Not only that, but Lucas has been on a tear late, coming f the release his soulful “Broke And Stupid.” Now, Lucas appears to be delivering yet another single from his upcoming ADHD project, joining the aforementioned cut, the Logic-assisted “ISIS,” and the titular track. This time, he’s brought Timbaland into the fold, and given everything he laced for Tee Grizzley, this one could be Joyner’s hardest drop yet.

Joyner Lucas & Timbaland Are Dropping Some Heat Tomorrow

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“Ever wondered what I would sound like over a @Timbaland beat?” writes Lucas, Twitter. “10 BANDS” Music video dropping tomorrow.” Clearly, Lucas’ grind is unrelenting, with all signs pointing to an imminent release  ADHD. And to think, he’s still sitting on an Eminem collaboration; perhaps this project is exactly what the doctor ordered, and will serve to skyrocket Lucas into a new stratosphere success.

Are you excited to see one the game’s emerging lyricists link up with one the game’s tried and true veterans? Keep an eye out for “10 Bands,” dropping tomorrow. 

Kevin Gates Reportedly Under Investigation For C-Murder Prison Visit

Baton Rouge, LA – Kevin Gates paid a visit to the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center over the weekend to spend time with his uncle Lee Lucas and a few of his incarcerated friends, including C-Murder and Mac. Now, that visit is reportedly under investigation.

As reported by WAFB 9, the Louisiana Department of Corrections doesn’t allow sums of over $300 to be brought into the prisons. Anything over that amount is deemed contraband.

Following the visit, Gates and C-Murder posted a photo of Gates flashing several hundred dollar bills, a clear violation.

“As indicated in the photograph, it appears Mr. Gates had a large sum of cash, which is unacceptable, and a violation,” department spokesman Ken Pastorick said. “It is against Elayn Hunt Correctional Center policy to bring case exceeding $300 into the prison, and any amount above that is considered contraband.” 

Pastorick confirmed Gates is on the visitation list for Lucas who has been behind bars for over two decades. Prison authorities required Gates to sign documentation acknowledging the prison’s policies so they believe he was aware bringing that much cash into the facility was against the rules.

Inmates who work for the prison magazine often take photos of other inmates with their friends and family and then give the visitors copies of the photos, which is apparently how Gates obtained the pictures.

It’s unclear what penalties Gates could face.

Wendy Williams Seen Kissing New Man Days After Declaring She’s Falling For Doctor

Wendy Williams is truly having herself a hot girl summer. Megan Thee Stallion should be proud the talk show host because she’s living her best life after filing for divorce from her estranged husband. After Kevin Hunter welcomed a child into the world with his longtime mistress, Wendy said “enough is enough” before dropping his behind on the curb, dating new men to keep her company. She wasn’t lying when she said that prospects were blowing up her phone because, as evidenced in the last three days, Wendy is pretty busy in her romantic life. She went from dating a 27-year-old ex-felon to bouncing back with a 52-year-old doctor and now, she’s been spotted kissing a third unidentified man.

Wendy Williams Seen Kissing New Man Days After Declaring She's Falling For Doctor
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The paparazzi caught up to the famed gossip commentator, snapping shots herself and a new man as they walked outside with a dog. They greeted each other with a kiss on the cheek and some people are thinking that Wendy might have bagged herself another man for the summer. Her doctor friend did deny that they were dating so this might be her way showing him that she can still secure anybody she wants.

Shout-out to Wendy who is truly taking advantage her time as a single lady. Keep on living large.

Robert Whittaker Feeling "Better Than Ever" Ahead Of Israel Adesanya Fight

Back in February, Australian UFC fighter Robert Whittaker was set to defend his middleweight title against Kelvin Gastelum. On the day the fight, Whittaker was rushed to the hospital and had emergency surgery for a hernia and a collapsed bowel. Since Whittaker had to retire from the fight, Gastelum fought Israel Adesanya for the interim championship. Adesanya came out victorious and is now set to fight Whittaker for the real middleweight title on October 6th at UFC 243.

Whittaker recently sat down with Brett Okamoto ESPN MMA where he talked in-depth about the upcoming fight and how he’s been felling the last few months. The Australian fighter explained that he doesn’t really care where the venue is although he would like to battle in Australia since every time he goes there, something ends up postponing the fight. He was also asked about the health scare with Gastelum which as you can imagine, was a huge source disappointment for Whittaker.

“After the event had happened, and I had missed it, it’s one those things where it’s like ‘I didn’t do my job,'” Whittaker said. “That feeling lasts for a while.”

Whittaker also said he’s feeling “better than ever” after his surgery and that he’s confident he can get into the Octagon and prove himself as the rightful owner the UFC middleweight belt.

Cardi B & Offset Celebrate Kulture’s 1st Birthday

Though Cardi B and Offset have taken their share lumps throughout the years, the hip-hop power couple ultimately emerged from the fire unscathed. Today, the pair have each taken to Instagram to share a moment from their daughter Kulture’s first birthday, which appears to have been a relatively low-key celebration. Offset posted an image his fourth child for his followers, sharing a heartfelt message Instagram. “YOU ARE SO PERFECT LOVE YOU KK,” he writes. “HAPPY 1st BDAY I LOVE YOU.” Some solid dad points for the Migos star.

Cardi followed suit, sharing an image the birthday celebration, complete with a platter untouched cupcakes. “Alittle quick 12 o clock turn up😩😩😩,” she writes. “My baaaaaaaaaaaybeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…..Ok goodbye.” While the message needs a little bit deciphering, it’s nice to see Cardi and Kulture having a candid moment. The fans made sure to chime in with their own well-wishes, congratulating the couple and blessing baby Kulture with some birthday cheer.

We hope the young family has a quiet and enjoyable day, and cherish the moments accordingly. In the meantime, be sure to revisit that Father Of 4 project for some thematically relevant music. 

Kevin McCall Wants The "War On Dads" To End

Often one to defend himself on social media, Kevin McCall has faced a number shocking accusations. Many  allegations against him come from his ex and mother his child, Real Housewives Atlanta star, Eva Marcille. The America’s Next Top Model winner has shared openly that not only is she afraid McCall, but she has repeatedly moved in order to keep her place residence a secret. She also made claims that he physically abused her, remarks that McCall didn’t appreciate as he tweeted for her to stop using him as a storyline for her reality show.

The songwriter-producer-rapper took to his Instagram on Tuesday to spark a discussion about both father’s rights and the dismantling black families. His intention was to make his followers think about whether or not they were contributing to the destruction a familial unit. “You are either the reason MORE Black families are United- Or the reason MORE Black families DIE,” McCall wrote. “Which one have you truly Been lately? God knows the real answer so save it for him. Not me.”

He didn’t stop there. He followed up his first statement with another, the next time, however, was included with a photo his daughter, Marley Rae, whom he shares with Eva. “Phases come and go…The bond a REAL father has with his child should never be tampered with – manipulated- or preyed upon by ANY outside variables,” he wrote in a caption. “Therefore by the laws the Almighty God you fit in one two categories… #1 you are solution in black families getting better and growing together #2 You are a cancerous ‘Agent’ whos ONLY purpose is the DESTRUCTION black families. Negative emotions fade – away but the decisions you make with harmful intent – decisions that could potentielly and almost imevitably affect the psyche a child, the child will find out the truth and NEVER love YOU again for tampering with something no man or woman should ever tamper with out Emotional imbalance.”

Do you agree with McCall?

Kanye West Brings Fans Into His Yeezy Assembly Line

New York, NY – Mega-celebrity Kanye West linked up with Forbes to describe the inspiration and vibes that go into creating the footwear for the billion-dollar company, Yeezy. The transcendent artist gives sneakerheads a view of the massive collection.

At one point in the interview with Zack O’Malley Greenburg, West is standing in the middle of a circular presentation of Yeezys.

The impressive display that is speculated to be over 2,000 shoes, featured products that have been or will be released along with prototypes that may never be sold. When asked about his creative process Ye says, “You start with a sketch, start with a vintage reference … (also) feelings of films and experiences that I grew up with.”

Both his parents also helped inspire the brand. West’s mother would take him to see the movie Akira citing it as “a big inspiration for Yeezy” and his father would take him to car shows where he saw Lamborghinis, which led him to say, “Yeezy is the Lamborghini of shoes.”

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The 21-time Grammy-Award winner then made a parallel between his designs and the human race. “This is how connected we are as human beings, all of them have a spirit, they’re all family,” West says.

He declared, “There’s not one bad shoe, any of these shoes 20 years from now will be worth … what’s a Picasso sketch worth, a Warhol sketch?”

Kanye West is the third highest-earning celebrity on Earth, according to Forbes. The majority of his fortune comes from his Yeezy imprint with adidas.

Twitter Points Out French Montana & Max B Skipped "Coke Wave 3"

French Montana and Max B have reconnected for the newly released Coke Wave 4 mixtape, another entry in their Coke Wave series. But there’s one small problem: the two seemingly forgot they never dropped a Coke Wave 3.

Fans have been quick to point out the misnumbered tape on social media, and the apparent error is on the radar of at least one person involved in its release.

Paul Couture, the producer behind Coke Wave 4, admitted he was unaware of Coke Wave 3’s nonexistence.

“The funny thing is, I didn’t even know there wasn’t a third one until the fans were like, ‘y’all just gonna skip three?’” Couture told Rolling Stone. “I’m pretty sure French knows which number he’s on.”

If French was behind the title, it’s possible he considers his Max B-hosted Wave Gods mixtape from 2016 to be the third Coke Wave. But prior to Coke Wave 4, the duo hadn’t dropped a tape billed as being part of the series since 2009’s Coke Wave 2.

Check out some of Twitter reactions to French and Max skipping Coke Wave 3 below.

Aziz Ansari Opens Up About Sexual Misconduct Allegations In Netflix Special

Aziz Ansari’s kept a relatively low prile in the past year or so. At the height the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement, the comedian was accused sexual misconduct by an anonymous woman who posted an article detailing the alleged encounter on Babe.net. He later said that he believed everything between them was completely consensual but after being hit with such an allegation, he took a step back from the limelight.

Ansari returned to stand-up earlier this year with his new Netflix special, Aziz Ansari Right Now, making its debut on the streaming giant today. Ansari didn’t side-step the allegations, instead, opting to address the accusations sexual misconduct head-on at the beginning the special.

“There’s times I felt scared, there’s times I felt humiliated, there’s times I felt embarrassed, and ultimately, I just felt terrible that this person felt this way. And after a year or so, I just hope it was a step forward,” he said. “It moved things forward for me. It made me think about a lot. I hope I become a better person.”

“I know this isn’t the most hilarious way to begin a comedy show, but it’s important to me that you know how I feel about that whole thing before we share this night together,” he added before jumping into his routine.

Aziz Ansari Opens Up About Sexual Misconduct Allegations In Netflix Special
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Despite the allegations, Netflix clearly stood by the Master Of None creator. During a press run, the head original content, Cindy Holland, said that the company would still like to make another season  Master Of None.

Swedish Police Still Detaining A$AP Rocky Over a Stockholm Street Brawl

Swedish police regard A$AP Rocky as a serious flight risk.

A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, will be detained by Swedish law-enforcement officials for at least two weeks.

Police are currently investigating charges against Mayers and members of his crew, though these charges have been reduced from aggravated assault to assault. Officials revealed that they believe Rocky to be a flight risk, hence the jail time while the investigation is proceeding.

If found guilty, Rocky could spend up to six years behind bars.

A$AP Rocky and three of his friends were arrested on the night of July 3rd.  Police were called after Rocky & Co. allegedly attacked a group of unarmed males.  Initial headlines and descriptions of the event seemed to cast a negative light on the accused.  However, Rocky’s group was smart enough to record the entire incident, and additional video footage shows the alleged victims following Rocky, instigating, and breaking a pair of headphones on Rocky’s bodyguard’s head.

Moreover, this additional footage includes A$AP Rocky’s attempts to deescalate the situation; the 30-year-old can be heard saying, “We don’t want to fight y’all, we’re not trying to go to jail.”

Unfortunately, that’s precisely what happened.

Safe to say: this isn’t a cut-n-dried ‘attack’ on some innocent Swedes, though investigators are trying to piece together the exact sequence of events.  That said, the footage appears to be more than enough to help Swedish police solve the case — and most likely, let the rapper go.

Hopefully, the matter will be wrapped up as quickly as possible; Rocky was set to perform in Ireland on July 5th and in London on July 7th, though both performances have been canceled. Furthermore, he is also booked for Moscow on July 10th, as well as many other stops after that.

If he’s detained for the entire two-week period that Swedish officials specified, Rocky will miss a total of six shows in six countries.

It can safely be stated that Rocky’s team is working around the clock to get the matter straightened out.  But other rappers are also jumping to A$AP’s defense, including Schoolboy Q, Lil Yachty, and T.I., among others, all of whom have vowed to boycott Sweden over the injustice.

Kawhi Leonard & Paul George Banned From L.A. Coffee Chain

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George completely flipped the NBA on its head this past weekend when it was revealed that they would be teaming up with the Los Angeles Clippers. Leonard signed with the team as a free agent while George requested a trade out Oklahoma City. With Leonard and George at the helm, it is believed that the Clippers can go all the way and win the NBA championship. Unfortunately for both players, they have been banned from the cfee chain Alfred Cfee in California. 

The chain has nine locations in the state, a few which are in Los Angeles. Alfred Cfee is a huge supporter the Los Angeles Lakers and according to Eater Los Angeles, the chain is taking exception to Leonard and George’s decision. In an Instagram story, Alfred Cfee proclaims “We reserve the right to refuse service to Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and anyone else affiliated with the Clippers organization.”

As you would expect, Alfred Cfee was roasted on Twitter for their ruling with many people calling them “clowns.” It’s certainly a petty move although we hardly believe Leonard and George were going to get their cfee there in the first place. Surely this ban won’t hurt their relationship with the city L.A. They’ll be just fine.

Burger King Adds $1 Tacos To The Menu

Burger King is a popular choice for anybody fiending for some late-night eats. The fast food establishment has been around for decades and they’re perpetually changing things up to keep the menu fresh. If Taco Bell is too far a drive for you and you want to just get a Whopper and a crispy taco at the same place, you can now do that without dropping too much money on the counter. 

Burger King announced today that they would be adding crispy tacos to the menu for a limited time only. The new item will be priced at one dollar, giving you the option to buy a couple after a night out with friends. The hard-shell delight will come with beef, cheese, lettuce and taco sauce.

“We’ve seen success with tacos in our west coast restaurants and knew it was time to bring this west coast favorite nationwide,” said Burger King’s president Chris Finazzo in a statement. According to NBC, there is no current end date to the limited run but that will be communicated later.

Tacos were previously served at BK nearly ten years ago and this is a welcome re-introduction for them. Will you be picking up the new crispy tacos?

Bobby Brown Honors His Late Daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown During RBRM Concert

ESSENCE Fest descended upon New Orleans this past weekend for an event that hosted conferences, seminars, panel discussions, and star-studded concerts. As hyped as fans were to get loose in the Big Easy, there were a few moments that did have fans a little choked up with emotion. On Saturday evening, Bobby Brown and the New Edition crew RBRM—Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, and Mike—were rocking the stage for a screaming audience fans that spanned generations.

According to ESSENCE, Brown couldn’t leave the stage without honoring his daughter, the late Bobbi Kristina Brown whom he shared with his late ex-wife, Whitney Houston. He grasped a pendant on the necklace he was wearing and said, “I keep one my kids right here with me. Her name is Bobbi Kristina. I keep all my kids] close to my heart, but this one right here, she stays around my neck and right there near my heart.”

Bobby Brown Honors His Late Daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown During RBRM Concert
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“And sometimes I just, you know…I know I’m going f the cuff and they’re probably mad at me because they’re up there doing this sh*t right here,” he said his group members while mimicking their two-step dances. “When I want to talk to my daughter, when I want to let her know how I’m feeling, I scream from a dome like this.” Then, the guitarist broke out in a solo before the singer returned to add, “I know I’m going to love her for the rest my life.”

Machine Gun Kelly Disses Eminem On "Hotel Diablo" — & Acts Surprised When It’s Noticed

Machine Gun Kelly unlocked the door to his Hotel Diablo album last week. On the track “Floor 13,” he unsurprisingly takes a swipe at Eminem. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last several months, Em and MGK went at each other with a couple of diss tracks last year after Slim Shady came for him on Kamikaze. 

“I just spent the winter livin’/After someone tried to send a killshot, missin’ me,” he raps on the new song.

Once Genius pointed it out, MGK hopped in the comment section and appeared shocked anyone would extract that particular line.

“this the ONE line from an entire heartfelt album that yall post?” he wrote. “and with THAT caption? bruh.”

Machine Gun Kelly Disses Eminem On "Hotel Diablo" — & Acts Surprised When It's Noticed

The caption he’s referring to reads, “seems like MGK still isn’t over this Eminem beef.”

Nor should he be, really.

Em’s MGK diss on “Not Alike” led to Kelly’s “Rap Devil” response and in turn, got Eminem to return fire with “Killshot.” That was arguably a big moment for his career. He even popped a bottle of champagne last August once he realized he was included on the Detroit rap legend’s tenth studio album — diss or not.

Check out MGK’s “13th Floor” single below.