Virgil Abloh’s partnership with Nike has resulted in some the most highly coveted sneakers collabs on the market today, ranging from the Off-White x Air Jordan 1s to his most recent release, the Off-White x Nike Air Max 90.
Still, there is much more to come from Virgil and Nike, including a collection Off-White x Nike Dunk Lows, according to sneaker source @Pyleaks.
As noted by @Pyleaks, the trio Off-White Dunk Lows will come in the following color schemes, “University Gold/Midnight Navy/White,” “University Red/University Red/Wolf Grey,” and “White/Pine Green/White.”
Of course, we fully expect Virgil to apply his own personal twist to the iconic Dunk Low silhouette, including the deconstructed look, orange tags, and zip ties.
Early images the kicks have not yet surfaced but it is believed that the Off-White x Nike Dunk Lows will retail for $170 a pop when they arrive in October. Stay tuned for more details.
Last night, reports surfaced that producer Mally Mall was hit with charges human trafficking, which arose as a result a raid on his San Fernando home. While the LAPD and California Department Fish and Wildlife-led raid originally centered around Mall’s exotic animals, the Love & Hip-Hop star reportedly found himself taken into custody over a different crime altogether. While he and his team have vehemently denied any involvement with human-trafficking, a new lawsuit has been filed, in which Mall is accused running a Las Vegas-based sex trafficking operation.
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According to TMZ’s findings, Mall is being accused by three Nevada prostitutes, who have requested that judges consider the 13th Amendment which prohibits slavery in any form. Apparently, one the women filing the lawsuit originally responded to a job posting for VIP Entertainment in 2006, issued by one Mall’s employees; she went on to claim that the company is merely a front, through which Mall can operate an escort service. She also claims that she was trafficked into Las Vegas, where she was forced to prostitute herself on the company’s behalf.
Though the job posting promised a glamorous lifestyle, mirroring the relationship between Hugh Hefner and the Playboy Bunnies, the reality was far bleaker. The woman also claims to have been “forced” into giving Mall oral sex, as well as transferring him one hundred percent her earnings. “Mally Mall was entering the music industry and he was recognized as a major pimp in the illegal sex trade in Las Vegas,” she states.
Despite Mall’s vehement denials, it’s not looking good at the current moment. Expect more details to surface in the coming days.
Are Nicki Minaj‘s fans making it hard to love the rapper? According to Jason Lee, the CEO Hollywood Unlocked, the answer is “yes.” Lee and the Barbz haven’t had the easiest relationship, and during his recent interview with The Breakfast Club, Lee cleared up the rumors that he’s anti-Minaj.
Charlamagne opened up the discussion by asking the former Love & Hip Hop Hollywood star what his thought are about the rapper. “Let me say this, because I don’t hate Nicki Minaj,” Lee said. “I don’t like her now…I don’t hate her.” DJ Envy pops in and says, “That’s not what the Barbz say.” Lee responds, “Let me say this…I love Nicki Minaj up to…even with the whole fighting Cardi and all that. That had nothing to do with me. I didn’t care about that. What I had an issue with was when it became personal. My phone number getting leaked…I’ll say this. Her fans make you not like her. That’s the crazy part.”
“Buy the records!” Lee continued. “Buy the tickets to the show. Buy her merch. Fund her career. Figure out how to get her trucks loaded up in London or wherever the f**k those shows getting canceled. Get her shows on. Don’t worry about my Instagram.” Envy said the Barbz are going to come for him after these statements air, and Lee smiled and said, “That’s a terrorist group.”
A few days ago, it was reported that 50 Cent finally sold his Connecticut mansion for approximately $16 million less than he originally listed it for. The rapper hasn’t been staying at that property for a while so he thought it might be smart to fload it and make some quick change. He ended up reconsidering his plan though because although he purchased the mansion for $18.5 million in 2007, he decided to sell it for just $3 million. As we reported, the rapper chose to donate all his proceeds to charities too and after the act kindness, Fiddy spoke out on his social priles.
“3 Million for the kids,” he wrote. “I haven’t stayed there for while it feels good. Lets go I get to the Bag.” As always, he included his Le Chemin du Roi hashtag, which got him in some trouble with Ja Rule, who referred to his Nipsey Hussle tribute as a “bozo” move.
Cleveland Cavaliers’ big man Channing Frye is set to retire from the NBA once the regular season comes to a close, bringing to an end a lengthy career that began as a member the New York Knicks back in 2005.
In an interview with The Athletic, Frye reflected on his 13-seasons in the NBA, including the two championship runs with the Cavs, and what he’ll remember most about playing alongside four-time NBA MVP, LeBron James.
When asked what three things he would tell his children about playing alongside LeBron, Frye tells The Athletic’s Joe Vardon that the first thing that comes to mind is his terrible breath.
“No. 1, he has smelly breath. Smelly breath. No. 2, he was a freak nature. And then No. 3, Kyle Korver and I fixed his jumper for one year. (Funny, Korver takes the credit for that.) I know, but Korver, Channing, it’s all the same. It’s all about Korver.”
Frye, who was drafted eighth overall by the Knicks in the 2005 NBA Draft, also issued a challenge to all the fans who think he sucks.
“Listen, I’m rich, I’m a champion, I’m 35 and retiring and I’m living a great life. So, if you think I suck, I’ll see you at L.A. fitness in a year, mother fucker.”
Toni Braxton and Birdman never broke up but Toni recently admitted that the rumors they did split actually gave them some privacy. ET spoke to Toni Braxton at the season six premiere Braxton Family Values where she addressed the breakup rumors surrounding her and the Cash Money boss.
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At the top the year, Birdman and Toni Braxton alluded to their split on Instagram but apparently, that was just a rumor that was fabricated on the Internet. “It’s over,” wrote Birdman on his Instagram Story. Braxton later shared a photo which she captioned, “Starting a new chapter isn’t always an easy choice…but ALWAYS choose to be chosen.” Braxton explained that her and Birdman’s posts didn’t actually have any connection, saying she’s unsure where the rumor came from.
“We don’t know what happened,” Braxton said. “It just kind came out nowhere]. Someone said it and we were like, ‘OK, we’ll just ride with it because it’ll give us some privacy. So that’s good. But we’re good.”
Anyone who doesn’t qualify Ghostface Killah as a legend should hold no shortage Ls. Yesterday, Ghost-Dini emerged to hit ‘s r/hiphopheads with an ficial AMA, in which he fielded a variety entertaining questions. Though somewhat selective in his responses, Ghost did provide a few interesting tidbits surrounding his perspective on the game at large. Upon being asked about his current crop favorite rappers, Ghost listed f a top 5: Nipsey Hussle, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Harley, and KO.
The selections speak to Ghost’s esteemed tastes, and his shout out to both Harley and South African rapper KO reveals an ear kept to the underground. Interestingly enough, Ghost has never actually collaborated with either Drake Kendrick Lamar, though Drizzy did previously shout out the Wu on the aptly-named “Wu-Tang Forever.” Not to mention, Ghost is but one many OGs holding it down for the late Nipsey Hussle, a testament to Nip’s legacy.
While the AMA remains relatively (in truth, extremely) brief, he does fer a cryptic update on his lost DOOMSTARKS project. When asked about the status, Ghost implores the fan to ask Doom, who apparently holds all Ghost’s parts. One has to wonder if that one will ever see the light day. If it does, however, wouldn’t it be nice to see a Kendrick Lamar feature on deck?
Though superhero-centric source material is beginning to feel like somewhat an endless well, every so ten comes an exception from the rule. Now, with Joaquin Phoenix’s take on the clown prince crime en route, fans are hoping the upcoming Joker film is exactly that. The Todd Phillips directed flick has been keeping its direction largely under wraps until today, when the first ficial trailer is meant to drop. While that will likely arrive within a few hours, IGN has provided a complete breakdown on what’s to come, courtesy their Comic-Con viewing.
Citing the trailer as “operatic” at times, it seems as if Joker will dete from the tone your traditional superhero blockbuster. The trailer reportedly features Arthur Fleck (aka Joker) speaking with his therapist, sharing his mother’s favorite point advice: “put on a happy face.” The same mother he bathes in another scene, apparently. We also get a look at Fleck’s day job, which is to say, dressing as a clown and spinning a sign on the street. There’s a shot Arkham hospital, as well as Fleck’s run-in with some goons. There’s also a cameo from Brett Cullen’s Thomas Wayne, who claims Gotham City has “lost its way.”
Of course, there’s also a shot Phoenix in full Joker garb. “I used to think my life was a tragedy,” he says, near the end. “But now I believe it’s a comedy.” The closing shot appears to feature a stone-faced Joker entering an elevator, a silence that speaks to the character’s internal madness.
In a way, it sounds like Phoenix will be drawing from his performance in You Were Never Really Here, a reflective character study an introverted enforcer. Hopefully, Phoenix and Philips can strike gold here – we’ll soon find out. Joker drops on October 4th, so check out the ficial poster below.
Lonzo Ball and the Big Baller Brand have had to deal with some pretty hefty controversy as late in light the allegations that co-founder and family friend Alan Foster stole $1.5 million from Lonzo. Since then, Ball has covered up his Big Baller Brand tattoos which led to speculation that the company was going to fold. While Lavar has dispelled those rumors, it’s clear that the company has been ripped apart by these allegations betrayal.
The latest development in this story is that Lonzo is suing Alan Foster for fraud and breach fiduciary duties. According to the Los Angeles Times, Lonzo is hoping to get $2 million from Foster. Ball alleges that between 2016 and 2018, Foster withdrew money from Lonzo’s accounts and never explained why. Ball is saying that Foster was hoping to buy property in Ethiopia. One the other allegations includes taking out loans in Lonzo’s name in order to avoid culpability.
Foster has been a friend the Ball family since Lonzo was in middle school so the news came as a huge surprise. In light these developments, family patriarch Lavar Ball explained Big Baller Brand’s status over the weekend.
“We had a meeting before the story came out, man. And everybody was in they feelings. What I mean by that is, we’re not really thinking. Cause I told them we’re shutting down everything, cause I don’t want him to get nothing,” LaVar explained to TMZ. “So I said it was shut down. And that’s why D Mo and everybody heard what I said and was going on them things. Okay triple B’s is done.”
Following the success of his audiovisual project “Ridin’ Rollercoaster,” Milan offers a glimpse at his raw talent and lyricism with his debut album Bando.
After his former producers gave his beat to Kendrick Lamar (what would eventually become “m.A.A.d city”), the young MC went on a rampage, releasing two projects within the span of a few months. In February, the prolific rapper debuted his first single and music video for “Ridin’ Rollercoaster” before following it up with a full-length project.
With Bando, Milan embarks on a new era, spitting rapid-fire flows that take his lyrics to the next level. As one of L.A.’s emerging stars, he is poised to bring his popularity to new heights in 2019 with his latest work.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Glow In The Dark”/@YeezyMafia
Specifically, Rorsted pointed to Adidas’ goals expanding the number Yeezy Boost 350 releases, while still maintaining limited releases for some the newer models.
Among the Yeezy Boost 350 V2s set to drop this Summer is an all-new “Glow In The Dark” rendition. The kicks first surfaced today sneaker source @YeezyMafia, who showcased the sneaker’s vibrant, green volt upper, as well as the glowing Boost midsole.
Check out some additional photos below while we await ficial release details.
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Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Glow In The Dark”/@YeezyMafia
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Glow In The Dark”/@YeezyMafia
When Adidas came out with Boost technology, they looked to add the midsole material to almost all their classic silhouettes, including the Stan Smith. While Boost was better on new models, the brand still wanted to see what their classic library would look like with a contemporary twist. Ever since Nike came out with React, their competitor to Boost, the Beaverton brand has been doing the same things as React has found its way onto a plethora shoes. Now, it’s the Presto’s turn to be blessed with the React technology.
Nike is now showing f its latest sneaker, the Nike Presto React, which is set to drop in the Summer this year. Based on the images we have so far, it appears as though the brand is going for colorful, Summer vibes. The shoe doesn’t look exactly like the original Presto although many the original elements like the side cage and silhouette are still there. The midsole on these is a little chunkier which makes sense considering React midsoles tend to be a bit bigger.
So far, no price or release date has been determined, but you can expect these to drop sometime soon. Check out some the colorways below and let us know what you think.
Leaving Neverland director Dan Reed has cast doubt on the documentary’s credibility. According to Mirror Online, Reed admitted the timeline given by alleged victim James Safechuck doesn’t fit the dates given in the series.
Safechuck alleged the King of Pop sexually abused him in an upstairs room at Neverland’s train station. Jackson biographer Mike Smallcombe has dissected his story and says it’s impossible considering it was built two years after Safechuck said the assaults stopped.
To support his case, Smallcombe shared the construction permits to Twitter, showing the Neverland train station was approved on September 2, 1993 and opened in 1994.
The picture below was taken on August 25, 1993. The train station wasn’t there (top of image). Work on the floral clock had started.
The construction of the actual building was approved by Santa Barbara County on September 2, 1993 (see below).
Reed responded directly to Smallcombe’s claims, which only threw fuel on the fire when Reed suggested Safechuck was confused about when the abuse occurred.
“Yeah there seems to be no doubt about the station date,” Reed tweeted. “The date they have wrong is the end of the abuse.”
Smallcombe told Mirror Online Reed’s response was “embarrassing.”
“Because the story has been debunked, it appears Reed is now suddenly wanting to change Safechuck’s timeline himself,” he said. “Firstly, I’m shocked that he’s spoken on Safechuck’s behalf. And secondly, it’s embarrassing that he feels he has to now change the narrative of the film – which is that the alleged abuse stopped in 1992 – all because part of it has been disproved.
“That’s what happens when you take allegations like that at face value, and make no attempts to scrutinize and investigate whether they are true.”
While under oath in court and throughout numerous interviews, Safechuck was adamant the abuse stopped in 1992 when he was 14.
Smallcombe added the allegations of Wade Robson, the other accuser in the documentary, were disproved by his own mother in court documents. The case hinged on Robson claiming the abuse started when his family went to the Grand Canyon in early 1990 and he stayed behind with Jackson.
But Smallcombe said Robson’s mother Joy told a court in both 1993 and 2016 her son was actually on the trip. He points to Joy’s testimony under oath on both occasions as proof Robson hasn’t been truthful. In 2005, Robson testified the first time he stayed with Jackson alone was in 1993.
Leaving Neverland has divided Jackson’s fans. In the wake of the documentary, radio stations worldwide banned his music and The Simpsons’ creators axed a classic episode featuring Jackson’s voice.
New York City, NY – After posting an imagehttps://thegrio.com/2017/10/13/birdman-getting-face-tattoos-removed/”> without his grills back in 2017 — with a caption suggesting that he intended to remove tattoos on his face — it appears that Birdman still intends to clean up his image. He told Wendy Williams during a Friday (March 29) appearance on her show that he recently consulted his friend 50 Cent for advice on having the procedure(s) done.
“I didn’t want to take the head tattoos off, but I want to take the facials off,” the Cash Money head honcho told Williams (. “I was asking my partner, 50 Cent ’cause he removed his tattoos … I wanted to go to somebody who can take these tats off my face.”
He added, “If I have to live with it, I will. I just felt like, me being older, I would like to get it off. But if not, it is what it is.