XXXTentacion Murder Suspect Seeks Bond to Get Out of Jail

One of the individuals who’s been accused of organizing and carrying out the murder of rapper XXXTentacion is attempting to secure bond ahead of his trial.

21-year-old Trayvon Newsome has been jailed in Brownard County, Florida, since surrendering to police on August 7th, 2018. Police had been searching for Newsome beforehand, as he’d been identified and charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a deadly weapon. In Florida, those found guilty of first-degree murder can be sentenced to death.

Newsome and his lawyers argue that he’s entitled to bond, and the appropriate forms have been filed, making the request official.

Newsome, along with Robert Allen, Michael Boatwright, and Dedrick Williams, is believed to have murdered XXXTTentacion in June of last year. Moreover, prosecutors allege that Newsome was one of two gunmen who fired the shots that killed XXXTentacion.

XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, was shot and killed on the afternoon of June 18th, 2018.

Newsome and the other suspects blocked XXXTentacion’s car into the parking lot of a motorcycle dealership, exited their vehicle, and attempted to rob him; he resisted and was shot multiple times. XXXTentacion passed away shortly after being transported to the hospital. He was just 20 years old.

It didn’t take police long to identify the suspects, as two of the four involved individuals (Allen and Williams) followed XXXTentacion and his uncle into the motorcycle store and had previously purchased two black masks.

XXXTentacion’s second posthumous album, Bad Vibes Forever, is set to release sometime this fall. The record’s first single, “Royalty,” dropped on July 19th. Lil Wayne, Blink-182, Rick Ross, Lil Nas X, and many other well-known bands and artists contributed to the work. Prior to this, Skins released in December 2018 and featured contributions from Kanye West and Travis Barker.

Trial dates have not yet been set for XXXTentacion’s murder suspects.

KAABOO Bought Through Virgin Fest Affiliate ⁠— Branding Will Stay

The KAABOO festival brand has been acquired by Virgin Fest. Jason Felts will lead the festival next year.

Virgin Fest is the music festival arm of Richard Branson’s multi-national conglomerate, Virgin Group Ltd. Virgin Fest founder and CEO Jason Felts will oversee the launch of the festival in Los Angeles next year. He’ll also oversee KAABOO, which will move to Petco Park in San Diego.

launched five years ago at the in California. Bryan Gordon and Seth Wolkov of Madison Companies helped turn the festival into one with international acclaim.

The sale is a 100% asset sale and will continue to target KAABOO’s millennial demographic. The planned will target the early 20s demographic. With KAABOO under new ownership, fans can expect to see plenty of new entertainment. The press release made a point to emphasize that the branding won’t be changing, either.

“The KAABOO brand and signature, multi-sensory experience around live Music, Comedy, Art, and Culinary will remain and will not be rebranded. Under new ownership, fans can expect to continue to enjoy a hospitality-driven experience that engages all five senses.”

The acquisition was brokered and negotiated on behalf of Virgin Fest by a team at Latham & Watkins led by Ken Deutsch.

Since its flagship property in Del Mar, KAABOO has expanded to the Cayman Islands. In a partnership with the Dallas Cowboys, the festival headed to Dallas for KAABOO Texas. It’s likely Virgin has more international aspirations for the festival as part of its music festival arm.

This year’s concert was headlined by the Dave Matthews Band and Mumford and Sons. That’s the third year in a row the event has sold out well before it takes place. Fans interested in attending KAABOO San Diego at Petco Park can now buy passes for the event.

Tekashi 6ix9ine Trial: Audio Of Rapper’s Alleged Testimony Leaks Online

It’s been nearly a year since Tekashi 6ix9ine was arrested. For an entire year, the rapper lived as if he was immortal with no regard to reality but it all caught up to him later on. As he takes the stand today, many are staying glued to Twitter for the live updates. No cameras were allowed in the courtroom for his trial but it appears as if an audio clip  his testimony managed to find its way online. 

Tekashi 6ix9ine’s BFFL, Akademiks hit social media with a bomb earlier today. He shared an alleged audio clip 6ix9ine taking the stand in court. In the clip, 6ix9ine tells the court his name, age, and aliases before informing them the crimes the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods committed such as drug dealing and shooting. 

What’s interesting about the clip is that he admits that he decided he was going to cooperate with the police shortly after his arrest. The thing is, his lawyers denied that he was going to testify against his co-defendants once the rumors hit. It was only until early 2019 that documents revealed that he was going to snitch on everyone in order to get a shortened sentence. 

6ix9ine’s trial is expected to last for the next two weeks. Stay tuned for more updates on the rapper’s federal case. 

Machine Gun Kelly Giving Fans Opportunity To Design His New Logo

Machine Gun Kelly is giving one lucky fan/designer the opportunity a lifetime. The Cleveland rapper took to his Twitter yesterday asking fans to get creative and come up with a new logo for his “new chapter”. He said he had a “bag” for whoever’s designed was picked to be used.

MGK gave fans instruction on where to submit their designs (logo@mgklaceup.com), while showing f his current logo. “fuck it. we’re in a new chapter. got a 💰 for which ever fan can design us a new “Machine Gun Kelly” logo….submit to: logo@mgklaceup.com  here is the current one” the tweet read.

Unfortunately, he didn’t clarify how much he would be gifting the winner, but it would be amazing opportunity for any artist to showcase their talent and fandom. To kick f this “new chapter,” fans can revisit his latest album, Hotel Diablo, right here. 

In other news, Hulu just inked a $4 million dollar deal to host MGK and Pete Davidson’s upcoming new film, Big Time Adolescence. Look for that to be coming to Hulu later this year (see IG post). 

Watch Tyler, The Creator’s ‘A BOY IS A GUN’ Video

Tyler, The Creator debuts the self-directed video for “A BOY IS A GUN” off his critically-acclaimed album IGOR.

Rocking his signature blonde wig, Tyler roams the grounds of his palatial estate, with expansive gardens, and soaks in a bathtub. But everything is not as perfect as it seems. He eventually has a fallout with his partner and is seen arguing with him (“Oh, you wanna go home? Cool, you better call you a cab”). Wearing a mint green suit, he tells his lover to “stay the fuck away from me” before the man packs his bags, leaving Tyler alone and heartbroken.

“A BOY IS A GUN” is the latest release from IGOR, which became his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in May.

Tyler is currently on his “IGOR Tour,” which runs through Oct. 26. Following that, he will headline his 8th annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival at the Dodger Stadium grounds in Los Angeles on Nov. 9-10, with performances from Solange, YG, BROCKHAMPTON, and Juice WRLD.

New York Giants Bench Eli Manning For Rookie QB Daniel Jones: Twitter Reacts

It was only a matter time before the New York Giants transitioned from two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning to rookie quarterback Daniel Jones – the move just came a littler sooner than some had anticipated. 

On Tuesday, following an 0-2 start to the season, the Giants announced that Jones will be taking over as the starter while the team prepares for a road game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3. 

The former Duke Blue Devils QB was selected sixth overall in the 2019 NFL Draft – a move that stunned the Giants fan base as well as analysts around the league. Despite the Giants’ overall lack talent, Jones will now be tasked with proving he has what it takes to be a starter in the NFL, or else the G-Men will be in a similar position at the 2020 NFL Draft.

“Eli and I spoke this morning,” Coach Pat Shurmur said, per Giants.com. “I told him that we are making a change and going with Daniel as the starter. I also talked to Daniel. Eli was obviously disappointed, as you would expect, but he said he would be what he has always been, a good teammate, and continue to prepare to help this team win games. Daniel understands the challenge at hand, and he will be ready to play on Sunday.”

Manning, 38, has thrown for 556 with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Giants’ first two games the season, which includes a loss in Dallas and a loss at home to the Buffalo Bills. He has been the Giants’ starting QB since he replaced Kurt Warner in his rookie season in 2004, and is 116-116 in his career.

Check out some reactions to the Giants QB change in the tweets embedded below.

50 Cent Says New Eminem Album Is Coming Soon: Watch

50 Cent is incapable keeping his mouth shut. The rapper-turned-entrepreneur is known for his wild antics on social media but this month, he’s been gracing the media with extensive amounts press. He wants to make sure that everybody is tuning into the new season Power so, every chance he gets, he’s reminding us all about the program. During a recent visit to Real 92.3 with Bootleg Kev and DJ Hed, Fiddy managed to reveal some huge news that he likely was not supposed to divulge. We can’t say that we’re not completely stoked for this though.

Near the end his sit-down chat with the duo, Fif revealed some major news about his good old friend Eminem. A few weeks ago, Marshall Mathers created headlines with one threatening tweet, causing many to believe a diss track was on the way. We still haven’t received any new music from Shady (aside from a random jazz instrumental) but Curtis may have spilled the beans on his plans.

50 Cent Says New Eminem Album Is Coming Soon: Watch
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When asked if he would ever reunite on record with Eminem again, 50 Cent said that they’re actually working on something right now, which will be included on Em’s upcoming album. “He sent me a record now, he working now,” said Jackson about Eminem. “Em is, he got some things man. Still the highest-selling rap artist in the world. We’re doing it now.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Fif discusses his beef with Rick Ross, internal issues within G-Unit and more. Who’s excited for this possible Eminem album!? Watch him discuss it at the 29-minute mark.

Travis Scott Shows Off New CPFM x Nike Air Force 1 Collab

Cactus Plant Flea Market has yet another Nike sneaker collaboration in the works – this time taking on the iconic Air Force 1 Low silhouette. 

Official details regarding the release have not yet been announced but we’ve already got a taste for what to expect thanks to images from ASAP Bari and, most recently, Travis Scott.

La Flame took to social media on Monday to share his special edition pair which also features an all-white, leather build equipped with bulbous Air More Uptempo-styled lettering.

Unlike Bari’s pair, which was highlighted by “AIR FLEA” detailing, Travis’ CPFM x AF1 Low features, “SUNSHINE” and “AIR” spelled out across the two shoes. Another subtle difference between the two is the red outline around “AIR FLEA,” whereas the Cactus Jack rendition includes a reflective trim.

Scroll down for a look at the collaborative kicks and stay tuned for release details.

Travis Scott Shows Off New CPFM x Nike Air Force 1 Collab

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Travis Scott Shows Off New CPFM x Nike Air Force 1 Collab

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Ja Rule Is Re-Releasing All Of His Records As Visual Albums

In just a few months, Ja Rule‘s album Twelve will hit the streets, and to celebrate the release his first studio album since 2012’s Pain is Love 2, the rapper is going all out. Recently, Ja commemorated the 20 year anniversary his debut record Venni Vetti Vecci by giving away autographed copies every one his releases, but with his latest announcement, the rapper has raised the bar.

“I will be rereleasing ALL my albums as visual albums,” Ja tweeted. “I will be making a video for every song I’ve ever made… what songs do y’all wanna see videos for???” A fan asked why he wanted to know what songs they wanted videos for if he was going to be making a video for every song anyway. Ja replied, “I wanna see which records are favored.”

The New York rapper must be working ’round the clock to get this completed because he has over 100 songs under his belt in his studio records discography, not including what he has in store for Twelve. We’ll have to wait and see what gems Ja comes up with, but if you had to choose a few Ja tracks you’d like to see visuals for, which would you pick?

Prince Described As A Violent Drug Addict By Singer Sinead O’Connor

When most people think Sinead O’Connor, they associate her with her 1990 smash hit “Nothing Compares 2 U.” The No. 1 hit song was both composed and written by Prince, and it would seem that such a collaboration would fuse them together as friends. Yet, O’Connor states that the two did not like each other at all. She accuses the late icon physically assaulting her because she didn’t want to work under him.

During an interview with Good Morning Britain, talk show host Piers Morgan mention that the Prince was responsible for “Nothing Compares 2 U” and asked O’Connor if she and the singer ever met. “We met once but we didn’t get on very well, we tried to beat each other up,” she said with a smile, adding, “Well it was more that he was trying to beat me up and I was defending myself.”

According to O’Connor, the “very frightening experience” occurred in Los Angeles when she said Prince “summoned” her to his home. “I foolishly went alone not knowing where I was and he summoned me there because he was uncomfortable with the fact I wasn’t a protege his and that I’d just recorded the song and he was wanting me to be a protege his and he asked—well he didn’t ask—he ordered that I don’t swear.”

She said that it was 5:00 a.m. and they were running around his car as she was spitting at him. O’Connor stated he was trying to punch her and hit her with a pillow that had a hard object inside it. O’Connor claimed that he was on “dark drugs” and the only reason she got out the alleged predicament is that she ran to a neighbor’s house for help. She also said that there are plenty women that Prince was abusive to but who are afraid to come forward. Prince’s ex-wife, Mayte Garcia, vehemently denied O’Connor’s claims.

This isn’t the first time O’Connor has made these accusations against the late singer. Last year she told police that Prince was a drug addict for most his life and that he didn’t release a record called The Black Album because God told him it was evil. However, her stories have been a tad inconsistent as back in 2014 she told a Norweigan publication that she met Prince on multiple occasions and other times she says they only met once. O’Connor has also previously complimented Prince in the press and made claims that the story  abuse was exaggerated. 

Kevin Hart’s Sex Tape Partner Promised Not To Sue Him After Scandal Went Public

The thing about sex tape scandals is that they’ll forever haunt the celebrity featured in it. I mean, a wedding and four kids later and Kim Kardashian still has to answer questions about her sex tape with Ray J. But Kevin Hart’s scandal is far more recent, and even though it was a matter 2018, it looks like Kev’s still dealing with the aftermath.

Earlier today, it was revealed that the woman in the alleged sex tape, Montia Sabbag, filed a $60M lawsuit against Kevin Hart over the allegations. However, it looks TMZ pulled up some receipts that indicate she promised otherwise. In a press conference held after the scandal broke, Sabbag, and her lawyer Lisa Bloom stated they aren’t asking Kevin Hart for any money but would rather go after the perpetrator.

Now, sources close to the situation have reportedly said Sabbag’s third lawyer recently tried to pressure Kevin for a figure in the “low six figures.” Ultimately, Kevin’s lawyer said that wasn’t happening, nor was homegirl getting a dime.

The weird thing about the allegations is that Sabbag claimed Kevin was in on the scandal and conspired with J.T. Jackson, the suspect behind the alleged tape, to hide a camera in the comedian’s hotel room. She claimed he was doing it for clout.

Here’s the thing: if you’re looking for publicity, and was previously caught up in a cheating scandal, why the f*ck would you try to leak your own sex tape while you’re in a committed relationship? What’s even more peculiar is that a source stated, “Kevin is working with the D.A. a lot because J.T. f**ked him over.” 

It really doesn’t seem like Sabbag or her lawyer thought this one through. 

Rob Kardashian Reportedly Threatened To Hire Hitman On Blac Chyna’s Former Friend

The case between Blac Chyna, Rob Kardashian and Pilot Jones has taken an interesting turn. As we’ve previously posted, Pilot Jones sued the couple months ago accusing the exes outting him as gay to the public and giving out his personal cellphone number which led to threatening texts. The latter reportedly happened after Blac and Rob accused Pilot selling a photo he and Blac kissing to the paparazzi. 

After Rob and Blac made attempts to be removed from the case, Pilot has now responded to their actions with new allegations with what appears to be pro that Rob threatened to have a hit put on Pilot as well as hurling homophobic slurs his way. 

“Kardashian’s conduct involved multiple immediate direct threats harm by both Kardashian, himself, and by third parties that Kardashian indicated he would be hiring to maim and kill Jones on his behalf, even if he were to travel to Atlanta. There can be no reasonable argument Kardashian’s multiple direct and graphic death threats to Plaintiff are not the sort ‘extreme and outrageous,'” court documents read.

Pilot is going after Blac and Rob for $2 million – $250K for the damage caused within his family, $500k for emotional distress another $250k for past and future medical expenses, $7,200 for lost rent and $600k for lost earnings.

The case is ongoing.  

Drake Surprises Superfan With Invite To Upcoming Show: "You Going 2 Hard"

Drake not only has his whole city Toronto repping him to the max but he’s also got a fair share superfans at every corner the world that have shown love to him from day one. One fan by the name  David Jagun, who’s based in Nigeria, has been supporting Drizzy for as far back as his Instagram timeline will take us. A scroll on David’s feed shows numerous videos  him rapping Drake lyrics and doing his own renditions some Drizzy’s biggest hits. 

The “Feel No Ways” rapper has finally taken notice David and has shared a post letting the homie know that he’s going to be flown out to one Drake’s shows real soon. “Nah @davidjagun I am flying you to a show ASAP you going 2 hard 🛫🛸🚀🛩,” Drake captioned a video to his own feed.

David was clearly all kinds excited, promoting a response: “GOD BLESS DRAKE, GOD BLESS OVO SOUND RADIO, GOD BLESS OVO TEAM, GOD BLESS CANADA.”

We can’t say for sure when and where Drake’s next show will be but considering the arrival his Top Boy soundtrack, maybe we’ll get a string dates to see the set live. 

Is Drake Taking Shots at Kanye West with His Hoodie?

Is Drake reigniting his feud with Kanye West?

On Friday evening, the 6 God posted a photo of himself exiting his Maybach at a Lil Keed concert at The Novo in Los Angeles wearing a grey Cactus Plant Flea Market hoodie that reads “ye must be Born again.” Later in the night, he was seen wearing the same hoodie while leaving The Nice Guy in West Hollywood.

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Ye is not only Kanye’s nickname, but also the title of his latest album. The “ye must be Born again” catchphrase has been interpreted by some as a shot at Kanye and his recent antics. After Drake posted the photo, social media called him out for trolling Ye, while some even thought it could signal the end of their feud.

Drake and Kanye have yet to publicly squash their beef. Last year, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper called out Drake on Twitter for threatening him and his family and dissing him on Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode.” Drake also accused Ye of providing Pusha-T with intel about his son that he used on his “Story of Adidon” diss.

“There would never be a drake without a Kanye west so never come out your mouth with a threat,” Ye tweeted in August 2018.

During an interview with David Letterman for his Netflix series “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” in May, Ye made reference to their rivalry. “An artist which I will not mention, because I’m not allowed to mention him or any of his family members…” he said. “We had a little beef last year.”

But the hoodie may be harmless. Pharrell and other celebrities have worn the same Cactus Plant Flea Market “Born Again ’19” hoodie. In January, Cactus Plant Flea Market told Hypebeast that the slogan is a biblical reference and not a Kanye nod.

Schoolboy Q & Valee Are Hopping On A Cardo Beat Together

As exciting as it can be for artists to tease collaborations, sometimes the anticipation is unbearable. When Cardo – the producer alternatively known as Cardo Got Wingz – tweeted this morning that he has music on the way featuring Valee and Schoolboy Q, it was one those cases when I think I’d prefer being left in the dark until the track magically arrived. However, Cardo did hint that the song is coming “soon”. 

However, it’s hard not to be skeptical about this “soon” claim when Cardo and Valee have lied to us in the past. Last June, Cardo tweeted that we would be getting a collaborative project between him and the Chicago rapper by the end the year, which has still never dropped. The project, titled Season Of Da Sickness, has supposedly been held up due to Valee, or someone in his camp, not responding to Cardo’s phone calls. Either way, we need them to pull it together because, after hearing their song, “Own Shit”, a whole album would surely be fire. 

Cardo has also worked with Schoolboy Q many times before, so we know the TDE rapper sounds nice on his beats. Cardo produced “THat Part” and “By Any Means” f Q’s Blank Face LP, and “Dangerous’ and “Water” f  CrasH Talk. Valee tends to entice artists to mimic his flows when they hop on a track with him – or when they don’t – so it’d be interesting to hear what Schoolboy would bring to the table.