Megan Thee Stallion is on the rise. Case in point, she recently held it down for a sold-out show in Houston, an experience that left her reeling. Now, the Fever rapper is set to be the subject Apple Music’s “Up Next,” a short film detailing some her perspectives on the come up. As she explains in the brief teaser clip, “girls have to go ten times harder than guys. We are still expected to give you the bars, give you the looks, give you the routine.” With the exclusive short and accompanying music set to arrive on June 25th, Megan took a moment to talk shop with Nadeska Alexis.
“My mom was a rapper, and she really shaped me as a woman,” explains Megan. “The music she let me listen to as a child really pushed me in the direction I’m going in right now. My experiences in Houston definitely play a big role in my writing.” She also details some her experiences balancing a full-time rap career with her academic pursuits; in case you don’t know, Thee Stallion is well-studied, currently pursuing a degree in Health Administration. “I do want to get my degree, and I do want to make my family proud,” she reveals.
She also opens up about how she first gathered the courage to rap in public, citing “this boy” as the primary motivator. “He was so fine,” she laughs. “This girl that was trying to link up with me, she knew that I thought he was cute. She was like ‘come to this kickback.’ He was there, there’s some more lil guys there, whatever, they all start freestyling and rapping. So I’m like, damn, Im’a jump in. We’d been drinking a little bit, I got my nuts up.” After being met with some playful skepticism, she committed to going in. “I didn’t know how it would turn out, I just know I ain’t finna look weak. So I start rapping, and that was my boyfriend a couple weeks later.”
Luckily, the diplomatic prowess Ant The Ladies Man came through to mediate the situation, and 50 made sure to bring the “Bow Wow Wars” to an amicable end. “So I just got f the phone with my man Ant,” begins 50, in a state the union sorts. “He called me telling me Bow Wow reached out and actually gave him the money, so we cool and shit. But I was about to do something to that n***a. That n***a stole my motherfuckin’ money. You know what I mean? You throw the money for the dancers and shit, and this n***a picking the money up and taking it home with him?” At this moment, 50’s face falls, his disappointment in Bow Wow’s strip club etiquette evident. Still, he’s taken it upon himself to exercise forgiveness, and continues declaring the armistice.
“Now that I’ve got my money, I’m wishing Bow Wow peace, happiness, all the blessings that can come to him,” says 50, with a laugh. “But ya’ll leave him alone! He feeling all kind pressure. Motherfuckers on his page like ‘you owe 50 money motherfucker! You better pay!'” He proceeds to act out Bow Wow’s flustered demeanor, a brief glimmer character acting chops once displayed in “Things Fall Apart.”
“The strangest part the Irving situation right now is that it appears he has essentially ghosted on the Celtics. The people within the organization I have spoken with have made it clear that they have had little, if any, communication with Irving in recent weeks.”
Teams will ficially be allowed to have conversations with players as June 30th at 6 P.M. EST so it will be a couple weeks before we know what Irving’s ficial decision. Be sure to stay tuned for the latest on free agency and player signings.
It’s about time that we received new music from Nelly, and the “Country Grammar” rapper has revealed that his next project is in the works. During a recent interview with Atlanta’s hit radio station V-103, Nelly announced that he’s readyinig the release a new EP. He didn’t give up too many details regarding what fans can expect with the album, but he did share that country duo Florida Georgia Line would have a hand in it.
Before speaking on the project, Nelly shared his plans for the next few months. “This summer I’m going on tour with me, TLC, and Flo Rida. We got the Whole Lotta Hits tour coming out real soon. We’re gonna have a whole bunch fun with that. I also got an EP coming out that’s on a whole ‘nother side that’s executive produced by Florida Georgia Line. It’s on some whole other stuff, so yeah. We still movin’.”
One can only speculate that fans will receive a sound that’s more in line with Nelly’s 2004 Tim McGraw collaboration “Over & Over.” The rapper worked with Florida Georgia Line in the past when he hopped on the remix to their single, “Cruise.” Considering how Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” has dominated the charts, it wouldn’t be surprising to see more artists step into the country game. Nelly was one the firsts, so if he does go that route, it won’t be unfamiliar territory.
Back in 2015, it was announced that the rapper was working on his Heartland EP. “He’s a free agent on the label side now, and is working on a country-based Heartland EP, which should be really interesting,” Nelly’s manager told Billboard at the time. “He may be one the first hip-hop artists to jump into that space in an authentic way with Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw, so we think he has an opportunity to grow that base even more.”
There are plenty all-new Adidas Yeezy sneakers rumored to release in 2019, in addition to all the Yeezy Boost 350 V2s and Yeezy Boost 700s. Among the kicks rumored to debut later this year is the Yeezy Boost 350 V3.
It remains to be seen exactly what to expect from the third iteration the low-top Yeezy Boosts, but rumors suggest the kicks will come equipped with the familiar primeknit build, complete with a ribbed TPU shell covering the Boost cushioning. Setting the Yeezy Boost 350 V3 apart from the original version and the V2 is a wavy stripe that extends from the heel tab to the tip the toe.
Adidas has not yet confirmed any details regarding the Yeezy Boost 350 V3, but we’ll keep you posted with any developments. In the meantime, check out two colorways the rumored silhouette below.
The Adidas Yeezy sneaker releases show no signs slowing as we head into the Summer months, with several different Yeezy Boost 350 V2s and Yeezy Boost 700s on track for the second half 2019.
According a post shared by sneaker and streetwear source @ONUS, a “Blue Water” colorway the Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 is also in the works. As seen in the mockup provided below, it is believed the mesh, leather and suede kicks will come decked out in shades blue and grey with university blue detailing on the outsole.
In order to beat a blackmailer to the punch, Bella Thorne took to Twitter on Saturday to upload topless photos herself, attempting to put an end to a hacker’s attempts to expose the young actress and author.
Along with the photos, Thorne uploaded screenshots messaged shared with the hacker, who sent her multiple photos, confirming his access.
“For the last 24 hours, I have been threatened with my own nudes,” Throne penned in a brief statement in the post. “I feel gross, I feel watched, I feel someone has taken something from me that I only wanted one special person to see …] For too long I let a man take advantage me over and over and I’m fucking sick it.”
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She went on to reveal that the hacker also sent Thorne nude photos other celebrities. “He won’t stop with me or them,” she declared.
Thorned also detailed the fact that she has not been able to focus on a current press run for her new book The Life a Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray. According to her, the decision to upload the photos herself has brought about a sense relief. She concludes by warning her attacker that the FBI will be making their way to his home soon.
As reported, Anthony Davis will be headed to Los Angeles to join LeBron James as part the Lakers new direction.
Initial accounts also revealed that if the deal is consummated after June 30th, it would leave the Lakers organization with enough salary cap space to attract another top-tier player in the league for a max contract, and new reports suggest that Kawhi Leonard could very well fill that role.
Kevin O’Connor The Ringer details that if the Davis deal were to be cemented after July 6th instead, the Lakers would be able to secure someone like Leonard, who league sources say is on the Lakers radar in pursuit a max free agent.
With his new victory, leading the Raptors toward their first NBA Championship title, Leonard has more than enough an opportunity to have his pick the litter this fseason. More than likely, if Kawhi should make his way to Los Angeles, a slot with the Clippers seems to be the more plausible outcome.
In a more logical play, according to O’Connor, the Lakers’ next acquisition will very well be that Kemba Walker who can either sign back with the Hornets for $221.3 million for the next five years, or join Los Angeles for $140.6 million over four years, with a much more ble run toward a title.
The classic MTV animated series Daria, was a spinf based on one the background characters from Beavis And Butt-Head, Daria. Now, the successful show (which lasted 5 seasons on air), is returning to television, but this time around, it’s going to focus on a character aside from Ms. Morgendorffer. MTV Studios announced on Thursday that beloved Blackish actress, Tracee Ellis Ross, has signed on to voice and executive produce a Daria spinf titled Jodie,which will center around Jodie Landon from the original series (voiced by Jessica Cydnee Jackson).
The show will follow Jodie “as she comes into her own and enters the workplace in her first post-college job in tech,” and according to MTV’s press release, you can expect some other appearances by Lawndale High alums, too. Insecure’s Grace Nkenge Edwards created the spinf and will serve as head writer. “I am thrilled to bring this project to life with MTV, both as executive producer and by voicing Jodie’s character. Being able to give voice to fresh, feminist and unexplored stories young women excites me,” Ross said, the project. “Jodie willspin f from the cult classic Daria, andwiththe brilliant, sweet and sarcastic black girl magic that is Jodie Landon, we will feature a diverse cast, comprised mainly unapologetically smart and ambitious young female characters who are vulnerable and flawed and interesting and funny.”
Fun fact: Jodie will be the first adult animated show in almost 20 years that will star a black woman. It will be a smart, funny workplace comedy full commentary about everything from gentrification to sex to tech to call-out culture.”The last adult animated series that centered around a black woman, Hey Monie!, ended its run on BET and Oxygen back in 2003.
MTV Studios has said that Jodie will be the first multiple projects on the way from the “Daria universe,” – as well as one the “massive library shows” they’ll be rebooting” so if you’ve been a longtime fan and are hoping to see more characters from the iconically sarcastic and woke show, look out for more in the future!
The platinum-selling artist has shared some behind-the-scenes footage of an incident that occurred during a video shoot. In the clip, Lanez steps in to prevent a black model with dark skin from being switched out for one with lighter skin.
“This is an On -Going problem in our community of entertainment that needs to stop,” he wrote on Instagram. “As a black man , Sometimes I’m going to joke about the black community just like we all do . BUT WHAT IM NOT GOING TO DO IS ALLOW ANY OF THESE DIRECTORS TO DE-VALUE OUR BLACK WOMEN.”
He continued, “countless times I’ve seen directors swap out our women of color for women of lighter complexion, or women with straighter hair ETC . … IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS ARTIST TO STAND UP AND NOT LET THIS HAPPEN .. it’s BEEN time to embrace our woman of color #BlackIsBeautiful.”
As the Summer moves on and Nike diversifies its lineup for consumers, it’s no surprise that some pretty vibrant shoes are on their way to retailers everywhere. One the new silhouettes that will help cater to those colorways is the Nike Air Max 270 React which has been teased over the last couple weeks. The shoe hasn’t been ficially released yet but that hasn’t stopped Nike from showing f some brand new versions the shoe that will surely be a huge hit throughout the scorching hot Summer months.
The latest colorway the sneaker to pop up is being dubbed “Hyper Jade” thanks to the greenish blue suede that can be seen throughout the entire upper the shoe. There are also some blue hits on the sides and back heel while yellow is found on the tongue, side panels, and the Nike swoosh. As for the toe box, the same translucent material from the Nike React Element 87 is present so these are also customizable based on what socks you wear.
After announcing to the world that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Alex Fine, Cassie received well wishes from friends including Naomi Campbell, Lil’ Kim, Khloé Kardashian, Rita Ora, and even her ex-boyfriend Sean “Diddy” Combs.
On Friday (June 14), the Bad Boy mogul posted a photo of Cassie and her new boyfriend on Instagram, wishing them all the best on their baby. “Congratulations @Cassie and Alex,” wrote Puff. “I wish you all nothing but love and happiness. God bless ❤️❤️❤️ L O V E.”
Cassie and Diddy announced their breakup last fall after nearly a decade together. Following their split, Diddy shared his love for Cassie on Instagram, dedicating Michael Jackson’s “The Lady in My Life” to his ex.
Earlier this week, Cassie revealed that she is expecting a baby girl. “Can’t wait to meet our baby girl 💗 Love You Always & Forever,” the mom-to-be captioned a series of photos of herself and Fine.
Fine, who is a professional bull rider and personal trainer, also penned a pair of heartfelt letters to Cassie and the couple’s unborn child.
“I promise you that I will do every single thing in my power to support you and help you,” he wrote. “I promise that you will never be alone. I promise that you will be loved beyond expectation and we will show our children how to be in a healthy relationship.”
In December, Cassie and Fine made their relationship Instagram official, posting a series of PDA-filled photos.
The Toronto Raptors won their first-ever NBA championship, but no one was more excited than Drake. After last night’s 114-110 Game 6 victory over the Golden State Warriors, the Raptors global ambassador celebrates the title by dropping two new tracks—”Omerta” and “Money in the Grave” featuring Rick Ross.
Drake was with fans in the 6 as the Raptors clinched their first championship in franchise history at Oracle Arena in Oakland. After the game, he held an impromptu press conference, where he celebrated the hometown win.
“This is poetic. You just gotta watch it happen,” he told reporters during a post-game interview. “The Six in six, Kyle Lowry with the ring. Kawhi Leonard bringing a ‘chip to the city, I want my chips with the dip that’s all I know. I don’t want my chips plain, I want my chips with the dips. So bring them dips, that dynasty’s over.”
Earlier this year, the Raptors renamed their training facility the OVO Athletic Centre in collaboration with Drake. The 6 God is also reportedly designing the championship rings for the team and may even get a ring himself.
Posting a photo the two playing video games in the studio, Rich The Kid admitted that he misses his homie. “My heart cold I know the angels agree,” wrote the “New Freezer” rapper, quoting YoungBoy’s lyrics on his song “For Keeps.” The collaboration was included on Rich’s most recent album. “Free you brotha it’s only about time,” continued RTK.
Hopefully, NBA YoungBoy is able to reconsider a few aspects his life when he gets out. It would be a shame to lose such a young and talented rapper this early in his career.
Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk always has its guests either shedding years, revealing all or gaining all kinds inspiration from the variety heavy topics that get discussed around the red table. The latest guest to be subject to the latter is none other than Common, who opened up about his desire to one day be a husband.
Jada referenced his specific want after reading his memoir, Let Love Have The Last Word, that was recently released to the world. “You said in the book also that you’ve accomplished everything but that you’re not a husband,” Jada said in the clip shared to Facebook.
“Yeah, that’s.. I would like to be a husband. Now I think that I just want that partnership. To be able to experience life where I’m growing as a human being and it’s fun too,” he responded.
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Common previously chatted with The Breakfast Club about his former dating patterns.
“The pattern I found myself in—and my therapist broke it down—was the feeling being in love and that honeymoon period. I was addicted to that feeling,” he said. “When that feeling would go away and the real part the relationships came, I was like, ‘OK. Do I want this or not?’ I wasn’t ready to do the work.”