Jerry Lorenzo Unveils Nike X Fear Of God Spring/Summer Collection

Late last year, Nike and Jerry Lorenzo’s brand Fear God teamed up for some pretty incredible sneakers in the Nike Air Fear Of God 1 and the Nike Air Fear Of God Shoot Around. Both sneakers were considered to be basketball silhouettes that merged fashion with function. The two models were incredibly popular and backing f the success that collection, Nike and FOG are teaming up once again for a Spring and Summer showing. Just yesterday, Lorenzo took to Instagram to tease the next leg the collaboration and this morning, we have some pictures what will be included.

The campaign is quite interesting in the fact that it showcases a young basketball player from a small town who is finding his way through superstardom. This storytelling is used to showcase a plethora clothes, including colorways the Nike Air Fear Of God Moccasin and the Nike Air Fear Of God 180. Sail, black, and salmon versions the moccasin are shown, while the Fear Of God 180 is shown f in black/white and black versions. 

Jerry Lorenzo Unveils Nike X Fear Of God Spring/Summer Collection

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Interestingly enough, there is also a couple images that show f the all-green and all-orange versions the Nike Air Fear Of God 1. These colorways were simply rumors before but now they’re all but confirmed.

Garments such as track pants, shirts, and jackets can also be found in the collection. 

As right now, there is no ficial release date but expect this stuff to drop in the near future.

Jerry Lorenzo Unveils Nike X Fear Of God Spring/Summer Collection

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Jerry Lorenzo Unveils Nike X Fear Of God Spring/Summer Collection

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Jerry Lorenzo Unveils Nike X Fear Of God Spring/Summer Collection

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LAPD Identifies Suspect In Nipsey Hussle Shooting Death

Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles Police Department have identified a suspect who they believe fatally shot Nipsey Hussle on Sunday (March 31). According to a tweet from the LAPD HQ account, a man named Eric Holder is wanted for the homicide.

“Eric Holder is wanted for Homicide in the shooting of Nipsey Hussle,” the tweet reads. “He was last seen in a 2016 white 4 door Chevy Cruze CA license plate 7RJD742. Anyone with information related to his whereabouts or this deadly shooting is urged to contact South Bureau Homicide at 323-786-5100.”

In the accompanying news release, the LAPD explains the man they think is Holder walked up to three men standing outside of the Marathon Clothing store on Crenshaw and Slauson. He then started shooting, striking all three men.

As previously reported, the alleged suspect actually returned a second time to continue firing. He then fled southbound through an adjacent alley to the awaiting vehicle, a 2016 white 4-door Chevy Cruze. The surveillance video obtained by TMZ corroborates the account.

The two other men who were also shot were rushed to the hospital where they were listed in stable condition. Nipsey was pronounced dead soon after he arrived to the hospital by ambulance.

Drake Honors Nipsey Hussle At London Concert: "Rest Easy My G"

Drake‘s currently overseas for the “Assassination Vacation” tour along with Baka Not Nice and Tory Lanez. Drake tours are in high demand and in international markets, the rapper typically has to book multiple shows in one city to appease his fanbase. Tonight, the rapper kicked f his seven-night residency at London’s O2 arena, which the Canadian sensation managed to have switched to the “O3,” as he mentioned in “God’s Plan.” During his first night in London, the rapper made sure to pay his respects to the late Nipsey Hussle.

“Somebody that provided for his people, somebody that always treated you with respect when they saw you. Somebody that commanded respect when you walk in the room. So I really want to do this show for Nip tonight,” he said with a shot in his hand while projecting a picture Nipsey Hussle. “London, as long as you’ll have me back I’ll stand in the middle this building and give you everything I’ve fucking got. Cheers to my brother, rest easy my g. London, I love you.”

Drake paid homage to Nipsey Hussle last on Instagram with a heartbreaking tribute. “I was so happy watching from distance fam nobody ever talks down on your name you were a real one to your people and to the rest us,” he wrote. “I’m only doing this here cause I want the world to know I saw you as a man respect and a don. Rest easy my g.”

His first night at London’s O2 arena also included the premiere the trailer for Drake’s long-awaited Top Boy revamp. 

Hot 97 Summer Jam 2019 Headliners: Cardi B, Meek Mill, Tory Lanez, Migos & More

MetLife Stadium is about to get lit once again for this year’s edition Hot 97 Summer Jam. After announcing a stellar list artists who will be performing on the outdoor festival stage, they’ve now revealed the headliners for the stadium stage.

Hot 97 is bringing out some the hottest rappers in the game for this year’s Summer Jam. Included on the Stadium Stage line-up is hometown hero Cardi B, as well as the likes Tory Lanez, Migos, Meek Mill and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. They’ve also tapped a slew dope female artists that undoubtedly deserve a spot on the stage. While we previously mentioned Cardi, Summer Jam will also feature an appearance from the Bronx MC’s “Twerk” collaborators, City Girls. Additionally, Melii, Kash Doll, and Megan Thee Stallion will also be blessing the stage.

The stadium stage line-up will also include performances from Casanova, his “4 a.m.” collaborator, Davido as well as Rich The Kid who recently released his sophomore album, The World Is Yours 2.

Hot 97 tapped some the hottest rappers in the game to light up the stadium but the festival stage is set to be equally lit. City Girls and Melii will also be blessing the outdoor stage as well as Nicole Bus, Trippie Redd, Blueface, and G4 Boyz.

Who are you looking forward to seeing this year? Sound f in the comments. 

Cardi B, Meek Mill, Migos & More To Perform At Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2019

East Rutherford, NJ – Hot 97 has unveiled the lineup for Summer Jam 2019, which is scheduled to take place at MetLife Stadium on June 2.

Cardi B, Meek Mill and Migos are among the notable artists set to perform on the Stadium Stage at the popular event.

Tory Lanez, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, City Girls, Megan Thee Stallion, Rich The Kid, Funkmaster Flex, Davido, Casanova, Melii and Kash Doll round out the list of performers for the Stadium Stage. Hot 97 is also teasing “numerous surprise guests.”

Before the main show begins, the Festival Stage will feature performances by Trippie Redd, City Girls, Blueface, Melii, G4 Boyz and Nicole Bus. The winner of the WHO’S NEXT Destination Summer Jam contest is also scheduled to perform on the Festival Stage.

“Ask anyone from the New York area about Summer Jam, and I bet you they have their own personal story to share,” Hot 97’s Ebro Darden said in a press release. “This is more than just a Hip Hop concert. It’s the party of the year where historic moments are made and the music and culture are truly celebrated. We’re excited to be back and thankful for the support the tri-state and the world have given us over the years.”

Tickets for Summer Jam 2019 officially go on sale this Friday (April 5) at 10 a.m. Eastern.

However, American Express card members have early access to purchase tickets before the general public beginning on Tuesday (April 2) at 10 a.m. Eastern. The exclusive window closes on Thursday (April 4) at 10 p.m.

Artists interested in entering the WHO’S NEXT Destination Summer Jam contest can submit their music Facebook Messenger. The winner will be selected at the end of May.

Prospective contestants can find more information here.

Justin Bieber & Hailey Bieber Are Expecting A Baby

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

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

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

Diddy Shares Video Of Studio Time With Nipsey Hussle: He’s "Everything Our Culture Needs"

The hip-hop community hasn’t been quiet since the tragic passing Nipsey Hussle who was gunned down in Los Angeles yesterday. Some statements have been short and sweet, stating how impactful and generous Nipsey was to his community while other messages expressed the anger surrounding Nipsey’s killing. 

“I hate u ni**as wit a passion I feel such a sense rage. I’m sick u people killing each other. It’s pathetic i hate it. I’m shaking. I’m disgusted,” K. Michelle wrote on Twitter. “You stupid muthafuckas how could you. We needed Nipsey. His child needed him. I Listened to this man to help me cope with life.”

Diddy has now come through to share a video some studio time with him and Nipsey, along with Lauren London and Cassie (among others) as they put the finishing touches on his album, specifically the track “Blue Laces 2.”

“Wow. I don’t even know what to say. I’m confused. Nipsey and I had just started really getting to know each other. I feel honored to have worked on his project. Nipsey represents change, he represents evolution, he represents everything our culture needs to embrace.” Diddy captioned the video. “Black ownership. Black love. Black wealth. God bless you and your family King. @laurenlondon whatever you need we are here for you. My family is your family.”

50 Cent Attacks Wendy Williams After "Power" Wins NAACP Award

Much the internet is still talking about Omari Hardwick’s awkward Beyonce kiss but after the NAACP Awards, 50 Cent decided to get back to his regular trolling schedule. He already took some shots at Hardwick, predicting that his Power character will be killed f by an angry Jay-Z. However, Fif also took aim at his rival Wendy Williams in a since-deleted post.

A few days after posting his initial Wendy diss, Fiddy was back at it and this time, he was a little harsher. The rapper-turned-entrepreneur shared an image “Wendy Williams” on his feed, speaking from her perspective after Power kept picking up awards. “So POWER won again, I fucking hate 50,” said bootleg Wendy. The artist then took another shot at her ongoing struggle with drug addiction, adding, “Where is my blow?”

At the beginning this year, Fif posted a photo the talk show host as E.T. and many people laughed about how ferociously savage the man was being. That upload stayed up a little longer but in both situations, 50 believed it would be the smartest idea to wipe the insults from his page. Wendy Williams is currently on a week-long hiatus from her show and she’s reportedly thinking about leaving her husband Kevin Hunter, who just had a baby with another woman. 

Kyrie Irving Rumors: Brooklyn Nets Could Be Preferred Destination

Boston Celtics All Star point guard Kyrie Irving is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, something that basketball fans have heard countless times throughout the season. Rumors have long connected Irving to New York, but there’s apparently a growing belief that the Knicks might not be his preferred destination after all.

According to a report by The New York Daily News’ Stefan Bondy, “some sources around the league” think that the Nets have become Kyrie’s favored landing spot.

Bondy writes:

New York is expected to make a summer run at point guard Kyrie Irving, but the Brooklyn Nets are also in the running for the enigmatic champion. In fact, some sources around the league believe Irving prefers the Nets. In an interview done recently with NBATV, David Griffin — who was the Cavs GM at the same time Irving played for Cleveland — suggested that was the case.

“I think Brooklyn is the fit that’s better for him in terms his mindset,” Griffin said. “I think he likes what they’ve done there, culturally.”

After trading away Kristaps Porzingis, the Knicks put themselves in a position to sign two superstars this summer, and the pairing Irving and Kevin Durant has long been reported as their “Plan A.” Meanwhile, the Nets could have $54 million in cap space to work with, but they’d have to renounce the rights to restricted free agent D’Angelo Russell, among others.

The Nets, 39-38, are clinging to the seventh seed with just five regular season games remaining, while the Knicks (14-62) are on the verge cementing their record as the worst team in the NBA.

In 63 games this season, Irving is averaging 23.9 points, 7.1 assists and 5 rebounds per game. The Celtics, 45-32, are currently slotted in the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference, and they’re on track for a first round matchup with the Indiana Pacers, who boast the same record.

Tracy Morgan Tells Hilarious Story Of The Time His Sneakers Were Stolen

Tracy Morgan recently linked up with Complex’s Joe La Puma at Flight Club’s NYC location for an all-new episode “Sneaker Shopping,” in which the comedic legend spoke about the strong connection between hip-hop and sneakers, growing up in Brooklyn, and Knicks-themed kicks.

During his visit to Flight Club, Tracy also recalled the time his Shell Tops were stolen from the local pool when he was a kid.

As legend has it…

“Somebody broke into my locker and took my Adidas. I was so upset, I was hurt. I was angry. I went back the next day like I was avenging my brother’s death. And I had a good meal the night before. So I swam to the deep part the pool, and I shitted right there in the pool. I’m shutting it down until I get my sneakers back. There was collard greens and corn floating all over the water and this Puerto Rican girl, I remember, was swimming under water and one my shit logs hit her in the head.”

Check out the full episode “Sneaker Shopping” with Tracy Morgan below.

Akademiks Reveals 6ix9ine’s Team Is Eyeing A 2020 Release

According to a new report, 6ix9ine’s legal team is looking to spring the rapper faster than you can say “itsyourboyAkademiksandcheckitout” in an Henny-soaked cadence. Popular personality Akademiks himself returned to his familiar pulpit, which is to say YouTube, to deliver a detailed update on his formerly-rainbow-headed homie Tekashi 6ix9ine.

While an uncomfortable video 6ix9ine making out with his girlfriend plays for an endless length, Ak explains that much misconception has circulated where the rapper’s plea deal is concerned. Essentially, Ak rattles f some the expectations prosecutors have for 6ix9ine, which essentially equates to speaking freely on the bigger fish. He also cites some 6ix9ine’s motivations behind keeping Lance Lazarro in the fold, despite a possible conflict interest. “Lazarro] is the guy who made sure 6ix9ine] didn’t get years after he got found violating probation in the child sex case,” says Ak. 

Akademiks Reveals 6ix9ine's Team Is Eyeing A 2020 Release

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“6ix9ine’s lawyer, after the hearing, spoke to Complex,” continues Ak. “6ix9ine is holding up very well, and basically will be testifying if needed – so basically if anybody goes to trial he’ll be testifying if needed – he’s hoping that n***as don’t go to trial. Think about 6ix9ine on a stand and people getting pictures that. That will haunt him forever.”

But this is the new development,” Ak continues. “Both the lawyers would advocate for 6ix9ine to be sentenced to only time served, when he comes to his sentencing on January 24th, 2020. Which means, if the case is resolved and nobody takes it to trial, and nobody pleads out before November, 6ix9ine will be able to go into court, and his lawyers will say we believe he’s helped the US government so well, he should get no jail time and he should get out on time served.” Should the judge feel like the assessment is fair, 6ix9ine could be a free man as soon as February 2020. Of course, it’s entirely possible that the court decides against it, in which case 6ix9ine will be resigned to his original fate. How do you think this one will unfold?

Russell Westbrook Debuts “Charizard” Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 Colorway

Russell Westbrook has laced up a number exclusive colorways his Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 signature sneaker this year, ranging from the teddy bear-themed Valentine’s Day PE to the “Super Soaker” joint that came packaged like the ’90s water gun.

Most recently, Westbrook has been on a Pokemon kick, which includes the “Pikachu” Why Not Zer0.2 he debuted last week and the “Charizard” rendition he pulled out on Sunday afternoon.

As a tribute to the high-flying, fire-breathing Pokemon character, the “Charizard” Why Not Zer0.2 PE comes dressed in shades orange along with hits blue as a nod to the inside the dragon’s wings. Additionally, the kicks feature a Pokemon logo on the tongue, just like the “Pikachu” colorway.

Westbrook notched another triple-double (25, 11 & 11) with the heat on his feet, but the Thunder still came up short to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, which puts OKC in the eighth spot with five regular season games remaining. 

Up next is a nationally televised home game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. Tune-in to TNT to see if Westbrook breaks out another Pokemon-themed colorway.

Ice Cube’s Big3 League Wins $21 Million In Defamation Lawsuit

According to new reports, Ice Cube‘s Big3 basketball league has been awarded $21 million in a defamation lawsuit that it brought up against Champions Basketball League.

Big3 originally sued CBL in 2017 after the league claimed they were defrauded because Big3 would not allow players to participate in both leagues. CBL would file a $250 million lawsuit against Big3 that was eventually tossed out court.

The Blast reports that CBL will have a chance to challenge the ruling next month in court while an attorney for Big3 is expected to file the paperwork that makes the judgment ficial next week.

Of course, this doesn’t mark the first lawsuit that has involved the Big3 League, which was founded for retired NBA players. In 2018, the league’s former chief creative ficer, Kainoa Henry, sued after alleging that he was forced to resign after Ice Cube’s business partner, Jeffrey Kwatinetz, created a hostile work environment.

The league has also filed a suit to the tune $1.2 billion, accusing a group Qatari investors defamation, libel, and interference with contractual relationships. Specifically naming investors Ahmed Al-Rumaihi, Faisal Al-Hamadi, Ayman Sabi, Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Sau Al Thani, the suit alleges that Cube and Kwatinetz were misled to believing that they would invest $11.5 million into the league in 2017.

Kanye West Announces He’s Bringing Sunday Service To Coachella

Coachella is just a few weeks away which means that we’re not too far away from festival season. This year’s edition Coachella will feature performances from Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande, Juice WRLD, Burna Boy, and many many more. When speculation the festival’s line-up first began, there were rumors about Kanye Westheadlining the festival. Unfortunately, he reportedly pulled out from headlining but it looks like he’ll still be making an appearance at the annual festival,

During Kanye’s recent Sunday Service, he announced that he’d be bringing Sunday Service to Coachella. His wifey shared the news on Instagram earlier today.

“We were out in Palm Springs and they took us to a little campground, because we were thinking about a little performance in Palm Springs, just a little one. Then they had a mountain, he had a mountain waiting for us,” West told his Sunday Service audience. “He had a date waiting for us. Only one date that mountain would be available to us: Easter Sunday at Coachella. That confirmation was confirmed last night.”

p>The rapper hinted that last week would be the final Sunday Service but that’s apparently not the case as he hosted the spiritual retreat again today. Considering that ‘Ye reportedly pulled out Coachella initially because the organizers weren’t going to allow him to build a dome, we’re happy that he managed to find another way to perform at the festival. 

T-Pain Denies Being In Open Marriage: "Not Even Close"

Los Angeles, CA – Anyone who’s ever listened to T-Pain knows his lyrics are often littered with sexually-charged content. Take “I’m N Luv (Wit A Stripper)” for example. The song revolves around a man who can’t stop spending stacks of cash at the strip club because he’s so enamored with one of the dancers.

But by the time the song came out in 2005, T-Pain was already a married man. For years, fans have speculated he’s in an open marriage with his wife Amber Najm, something the Grammy Award-winning producer adamantly denies.

He told People, “It’s definitely not that, not at all, not even close. I wouldn’t even want to do that with a girlfriend, nonetheless my wife.”

The couple, who have three children together, are coming up on their 16th wedding anniversary. The recent winner of The Masked Singer said he understands what it takes to make a marriage last.

“See things from all sides of the situation, and just try to understand each other rather than try to be the one that’s right,” he explained.

Despite his player type persona, T-Pain’s single greatest joy in life is apparently being able to take care of his family.

“Being able to afford diapers and food — that was a great moment,” he said. “I think that’s always going to be my proudest moment — figuring out how to provide for my family. Awards are always great, but in the long run it doesn’t really say who you are.

“I’m more concerned about my family, my kids and my wife and making sure I can provide.”