Meek Mill Has A Message For Anyone Claiming He Switched Up On Them

It’s a common theme in rap music that artists press the continuity their identities before and after the fame. There’s a fear that once the checks clear and commas are added to the bank statements, it might all get to their heads. How do you balance all that praise and success with humility? How do you split your time between chasing the bag and maintaining your oldest relationships? While it may be an easy attack to level at a celebrity that they are too caught up in the fast life to remember their roots, it is likely ten an unfounded claim. You could imagine someone saying this purely out jealousy and resentment, rather than actual abandonment. Well, Meek Mill has a word for all those inclined to play the “you changed” card. 

Meek recently sat down for an hour long conversation with Charlamagne Tha God in the The Bahamas – where he is working on his next project – to discuss everything that has gone down in his life since his Grammy-nominated album, Championships, dropped in November 2018. Meek took a moment to call out the people who have tried to call him out for switching up on them and brought to light a financial dimension the issue. “N****s changed. When I was broke no one used to ask me for money. Now, people ask me for money. They be like, ‘You changed.’ I be like, ‘Nah, you never used to ask me for money, so, technically, you changed.’ I never was the guy people called when somebody die.”

Pusha T clearly thinks Meek hit the nail on the head with his take on the situation because he retweeted the video and wrote, “Meek speaking up for us victims… Keep Meek safe at all costs.” Watch the full conversation with Charlamagne below. 

Livestream Rolling Loud LA 2019 Here

Rolling Loud is in full swing in Los Angeles right now. The festival is taking place at the Banc California Stadium in Exposition Park. Saturday’s line up is filled with some today’s hottest artists, and is headlined by Chance the Rapper. Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Trippie Redd, Playboi Carti, Dom Kennedy, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Baby and more are slated to perform as well. Juice WRLD was scheduled to perform before his untimely death. According to TMZ, several performers will use their sets to pay tribute to Juice, including Lil Mosey, Tyla Yaweh, and Lil Pump.

All the artists will be streamed YouTube. Here is the list and stream for each stage:

HIGH HEMP STAGE:Chance The Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti, $uicideBoy$, Blueface, Young Dolph, Lil Mosey, Danileigh, Ambjaay, Tyla Yaweh, 24kgoldin, Pardison Fontaine, Fat Nick, Robb Bank$, 10k.Cash, Danny Towers, Dana Dentata, Lil House Phone, K. Charles.


VERIZON STAGE:
Young Thug, Lil Pump, Lil Baby, Trippie Redd, Nav, Lil TJay, Machine Gun Kelly, SOB x RBE, Kamaiyah, YK Osiris, DJ Five Venoms, Iann Dior, Tay Money, Josiah, Tisakorean, Na’Kel Smith, Teddy, Baby Goth, Salma Slims.


ZEN STAGE:
Dom Kennedy, Mozzy, Famous Dex, Lil Durk, P-Lo, K Camp, Shakewell, Mike Sherm, Ronny J, Azchike, Rucci, Allblack, $not, Luh Kel, 99 Neighbors, Quin NFN, Swavay, Azjah, Baby Smooth, Elvy The God, Doeman.

Orlando Jones Calls Out Showrunner In Fiery Video On Twitter After Firing

Orlando Jones, who plays Mr. Nacy in the show American Gods, announced that he was fired from the show back in September, according to Variety. In a tweet captioned, “I know y’all have LOTS questions about the firing. As always I promise to tell you the truth and nothing but,” Jones posted a video where he calls out showrunner Chris Eglee.

He says that “the new Season 3 showrunner is Connecticut born and Yale-educated, so he’s very smart, and he thinks that Mr. Nancy’s angry, get shit done is the wrong message for black America. That’s right, this white man sits in that decision-making chair and I’m sure he has many black BFFs that are his advisors and made it clear to him that if they did not get rid that angry god Mr. Nancy, he’d start a Denmark Vesey uprising in the country.”

He followed it up with a correction tweeting, “Correction: I was fired Sept 10, 2019 like @itsgabrielleu @OfficialMelB @NickCannon @heidiklum all have said @FremantleUS is a nightmare. They treated you like a 2nd class citizen for doing your job to well. Stay tuned. More to come. #AngryGetsShitDone.”

While American Gods boasted an impressive first season, the show has since fallen apart critically and been stifled by behind the scenes issues. The original showrunners were replaced. 

The third season American Gods is scheduled to begin filming in 2020.

 

Runner Who Slapped Reporter On Live TV Charged With Misdemeanor Sexual Battery

Thomas Callaway, the man who slapped a reporter during the 2019 Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run on Dec. 7, has now been charged with misdemeanor ual battery, according to The New York Times.

A news clip the incident occurring in real-time went viral on Twitter and currently has over 12 million views and 736,000 likes.

After the event, The Savannah Sports Council announced on Twitter that it would attempt to identify the man: “Yesterday afternoon we identified him and shared his information with the reporter and her station,” the organization said. “We will not tolerate behavior like this at a Savannah Sports Council event. We have made the decision to ban this individual from registering for all Savannah Sports Council owned races.”

Callaway later appeared on WSAV to apologize: “It was an awful act and an awful mistake,” he told the station. “I am not that person that people are portraying me as. I make mistakes, I’m not perfect and I’m asking for forgiveness and to accept my apology.”

After the incident, WSAV released a statement reading, “This conduct displayed toward Alex Bozarjian during her live coverage Saturday’s Savannah Bridge Run was reprehensible and completely unacceptable. No one should ever be disrespected in this matter. The safety and protection our employees is WSAV-TV’s highest priority. WSAV continues to support Alex completely as this case moves forward.”

Callaway has been released on a $1,300 bond.

 

Ice Cube, Method Man, Redman & Action Bronson To Headline "420 On The Rocks" Show

Morrison, CO – It’s not uncommon to see a cloud of weed smoke clinging to the air at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. But on April 20, 2020, it will likely be heavier than usual.

For the annual 420 On The Rocks show, AEG and Cervantes Masterpiece have recruited known weed connoisseurs Ice Cube, Method Man, Redman and Action Bronson to headline the event.

2018’s 420 On The Rock event featured 311, Method Man and Redman, among others. The show fell on April 19, two days after Redman’s 48th birthday, so spirits were running high backstage (no pun intended).

During an interview with HipHopDX, Meth admitted his shows were “chaotic” until Redman reeled him in.

“I’m gonna keep it 100 — and I never told anybody this — my shows were so chaotic for lack of a better word,” Meth told DX at the time. “I was in the crowd for most of my show, doing just ridiculous shit, trying to get a vibe or something to get to itself. Soon as I started performing with this dude [points to Redman], he kind of reeled me in.

“We used get into little … not fights … ’cause we never argued, but he would try and give me little jewels here and there like, ‘Look, son, you ain’t gotta do all that shit. You just be leaving us up onstage like that. You be leaving us stranded.’ And it wouldn’t sit in my head until one day, I said, ‘Fuck it. I’m a stay on stage. I’m a see how this shit work out.’ And I started watching them for one show and started imitating a lot of the shit he was doing. From there, it just locked in. It was just chemistry.”

Cube also headlined the 420 Wellness Retreat at Red Rocks alongside Snoop Dogg in April 2018. They brought fellow West Coast OGs Warren G and Tha Dogg Pound along for the ride. Meanwhile, Action Bronson appeared at the legacy venue with the late Mac Miller and Flathbush Zombies in 2015.

Tickets for the 2020 event start at $65.95. Cop them here.

Snoh Aalegra and Michael B. Jordan Get Intimate in ‘Whoa’ Video

Snoh Aalegra sizzles in the video for her album standout “Whoa” co-starring Michael B. Jordan.

The Swedish-Iranian singer and Black Panther actor show off their undeniable chemistry in the stunning visual, which was shot in Berlin and co-directed by NO SCHOOL and Izabelle P. Wilson (I.P.W.). They kiss in the middle of the street and share intimate bedroom scenes. At one point, Michael reads a book to his leading lady while she soaks in the bathtub.

But the two may be more than just on-screen lovers. According to E! Online, they are dating in real life, but have remained coy about their relationship.

“Whoa” is the latest release from Snoh’s critically-acclaimed album -Ugh, those feels again, which was released in August. She recently wrapped her sold-out headlining tour and will kick off the spring leg starting in March.

Just this week, Snoh was nominated for Artist of the Year and Album of the Year at Sweden’s prestigious Grammis Awards.

Kevin McCall’s Custody Case Against Eva Marcille Dismissed In Georgia

Their relationship has been long over, but Eva Marcille and her ex Kevin McCall are linked for life through their daughter, Marley Rae. Months ago, Keving filed a suit against Eva, asking a court to grant him custody their five-year-old daughter, even though he hasn’t seen her in years. In response, Eva shared in court documents that not only was Kevin physically abusive to her during their relationship, but she reportedly has a restraining order against him. 

Meanwhile, Kevin has had quite the year with erratic social media posts and news his multiple arrests. Of the latter, the last occurred while the singer was making his way to his custody hearing at a Georgia courthouse. When asked to stop filming inside the courthouse while on Instagram Live by a security ficer, Kevin became verbally defiant and the two men engaged in a physical altercation.

Now, TMZ reports that Kevin’s case has been dismissed in Georgia by a judge because, according to the outlet, he needed to take his concerns to Los Angeles. The original custody order was issued in L.A., so if Kevin would like it to be modified, a Georgia judge wouldn’t be able to help him. Adding to Kevin’s string bad luck, TMZ also states that Kevin missed a court date regarding his felony domestic violence charges so there’s been a warrant issued for his arrest. The singer has denied wrongdoing in many the cases stacked against him, and the courthouse and trespassing incidents, he said he was targeted for being black.

Mathew Knowles Talks Approval Of Beyoncé Dating "Gangster Rapper" Jay Z

Power couple Jay Z and Beyoncé are now happily married with three children while also maintaining their position as leading forces across multiple industries. For over 15 years the world has watched the evolution their romance, from an unlikely young couple to the married parents they are now. Initially, their pairing was a bit a shock to some, so VladTV wanted to know what Beyoncé’s father, Mathew Knowles, thought about this “gangster rapper” courting his teenage daughter.

Mathew Knowles Talks Approval Of Beyoncé Dating "Gangster Rapper" Jay Z
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“This is true also] with Kelly Rowland] and Solange Knowles], I never got involved with their personal relationships,” Mathew said. “I can only say as a father that I instilled with them the values that they would want to look for in a man. And I think I did when Beyoncé wrote on her, I think it was her first album, maybe it was her second one, the song ‘Daddy’ that she hoped that she found someone just like her Daddy. How do you know I’m not a gangster or used to be a gangster? I’ve been in the music industry for 30 years…”

Aside from speaking about his son-in-law, Vlad talked with Mathew about the fine art media training. He mentioned that Omarion was well-trained per the singer’s answers to question regarding his groupmate Fizz dating the mother his children, Apryl Jones.Omarion is a great young man,” Mathew said, noting that he’s known the B2K singer since he was 14-years-old. “He was a great kid…I know him very well. I didn’t know about this interview, but it makes me proud to know he did a great job. It makes me proud because I know Chris Stokes is an incredible manager and doesn’t get the credit for that.” Watch Mathew’s clip below.

Romeo Miller Addresses Heated Confrontation With Angela Simmons On "GUHH"

Former friends Romeo Miller and Angela Simmons are airing out the breakdown their relationship on national television. At one point in time, the Growing Up Hip Hop stars seemed as if they were walking down the road romance, however, now they aren’t even on speaking terms. Romeo shared on The Real that he and Angela have grown apart and told the hosts, “Me, God, and that woman knows what’s up.”

The rap mogul claimed that he didn’t want to detail what exactly went down between himself and Angela out respect for her, but after their fight aired on the latest episode  Growing Up Hip HopRomeo took to Instagram to clear up a few rumors. In the scene, Romeo was hosting a going away party for himself before he left to film MTV’s Ex on the Beach in New Zealand. Angela confronted Romeo about the rumors she’d heard the things he said about her, and while he tried to keep a cool head, Angela made a scene.

“I’m not one to entertain gossip but it sucks when people play with my faith,” Romeo wrote on Instagram. “So I’ma leave this here one time. Faith isn’t about being perfect (or judgment) but more so about showing/spreading your light in hopes to help others. Without saying too much, Yes I get things were edited a certain way, but simply read between the lines. Shoutout to the fan who posted this clip, because I’ve been nothing but respectful and although we do have our differences, I will never unfriend someone over what they post on social media 😂.”

He explained that contrary to what’s been seen on television, he and Angela “haven’t been close in years” so he didn’t want to pretend like they were good friends for a show. Check out his statement, as well as clips from Growing Up Hip Hop, below.

Wiz Khalifa’s "Cabin Fever 3" Is Finally On All Streaming Platforms

It’s crazy to look back at the decade and all the albums and mixtapes that dropped. In fact, it’s crazy to look back at an era before streaming services and music wasn’t as readily available to access as it is now. That’s why we’re seeing a lot artists go back into their vaults and take the necessary steps to clear samples and upload their once free-for-download mixtapes onto streaming services. 

Wiz Khalifa’s Cabin Fever series has been a favorite among his fan base and today, the rapper has finally made the third installment available on streaming services. Cabin Fever 3 dropped in 2015, ending one the most successful mixtape series’ to date. Production from trap heavyweights TM88 and Sonny Digital hold down the majority the project while enlisting Juicy J, K Camp, Kevin Gates, Curren$y, Chevy Woods, Problem, King Los, and Yo Gotti on the tracklist. 

Although Wiz released new music throughout the summer, he’s been relatively quiet in recent months. However, it appears as though he’s preparing for some bigger things in the future. The rapper is reportedly set to appear as the character Death in the forthcoming shoe, Dickinson on Apple TV+. It isn’t his first time on camera but it seems like this could be the beginning a potential future in acting for Wiz Khalifa.

Tom Brady Quotes Mac Miller In Latest Instagram Post

The New England Patriots are in the midst a two-game losing streak at the moment after losing to the Chiefs this past Sunday 23-16. And while the fensive side the ball has continued to struggle to score points, the QB, Tom Brady, doesn’t appear to be too worried about it.

On Friday, TB12 shared one his weekly inspirational posts on IG getting ready for Sunday’s big games against the Cincinnati Bengals, and in it he decided to quote the late great Mac Miller in the process. Brady shared a pic him on the field throwing the ball, while leaving the fitting caption, “Whole team about to figure it out, ice cold that’s what winters about,” which if you are unaware are lyrics from Mac Miller’s song “2009,” f his 2018 album Swimming.

It’s unclear if Tom Brady is a Mac Miller fan and chose to post these fitting lyrics himself or if someone else running his page did it, but it’s a sweet appreciation post nevertheless. Check out the lyrics & caption (below).

In other news, there’s been conspiracy theories circulating online recently suggesting that Tom Brady could be going to the Miami Dolphins next year, but that’s just rumors for now. Read more on that right here.

NBA YoungBoy Is Finally Off Probation

The last year has been rocky for YoungBoy Never Broke Again. On the music front, he’s never been more popular than he is today. The 20-year-old rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana is currently leading his city, netting millions streams on a daily basis and becoming the undisputed King YouTube. His videos always pick up an overwhelming amount attention with his loyal fanbase going hard on each new song. On the legal side things, NBA YoungBoy appears to always be in trouble for something. When he was first bubbling on the scene, a video surfaced him allegedly attacking his girlfriend at the time. He’s also been involved in a shooting earlier this year, which led to his arrest and a short stint in prison. Wasting away months on house arrest, the young rapper finally got some good news during his court hearing this morning.

According to a local ABC News affiliate, the Baton Rouge rapper, whose real name is Kentrell Gaulden, was ficially taken f probation today. Judge Bonnie Jackson made the decision to terminate his probation, which was reinstated after he was found with a firearm during a Miami shooting. Gaulden was reportedly very quiet in court, refusing to say much about the case. Judge Jackson said that she has seen growth in the recording artist, agreeing to let him f the hook.

He celebrated on social media after the fact, posting a photo all dressed up in his suit and warning his haters, telling them to “watch this.” 

At least he can enjoy a little bit freedom now. What do you expect in the new year from NBA YoungBoy?

Juice Wrld’s Crew Reportedly "Unlikely" To Be Charged With 70 LBS. Marijuana Found On Jet

Chicago, IL – Following Juice Wrld’s death last Sunday (December 8), the FBI uncovered 70 pounds of marijuana, three guns and a bottle of codeine in the private jet carrying the multi-platinum selling rapper and his entourage.

According to TMZ, it’s “unlikely” the members of his crew will be charged with possession of the monster weed load. Law enforcement sources reportedly said it’s “next to impossible” to figure out who the weed belonged to considering nobody would cop to the multiple vacuum-sealed bags found onboard. Plus, there were no identification tags on any of the suitcases.

Sources add the Chicago Police Department is combing through every suitcase and weed bag searching for DNA and fingerprints, however they say there’s no way to prove who really packed the weed and/or owned the suitcases. Feds have essentially deemed it a “non-case,” which is why they turned it over to local authorities.

Two of Juice Wrld’s security guards, Henry Dean and Christopher Dean, were arrested on weapons charges as a result of the search but have since been released.

While there has been no word on an official cause of death, Juice Wrld reportedly swallowed multiple Percocet pills prior to the fatal seizure in an effort to evade police. He was 21.

Jordan Dub Zero Returning In OG Colorway: Official Photos

The Jordan Dub Zero, a sneaker that originally debuted back in 2005, is slowly but surely making a comeback. The kicks have re-released in multiple colorways already, and fans the cult classic will be happy to learn that the one the OG designs is on the horizon.

An ficial release date has not yet been announced but it is believed the kicks will be available in the coming weeks.

For the uninitiated, the Dub Zero is a hybrid sneaker borrowing design cues from eight different Air Jordans including the Air Jordan 4, Air Jordan 6, Air Jordan 11, Air Jordan 12, Air Jordan 13, Air Jordan 15, Air Jordan 17 and Air Jordan 20.

This OG colorway features the familiar red, white and black design, highlighted by glossy patent leather detailing and an eye-catching laser etched upper that swarms both the medial and lateral portions the silhouette. If you weren’t a fan the kicks when they debuted all those years ago you’re probably still not interested in copping a pair now, but it’s worth noting that this colorway is rumored to drop sometime this month for $160.

Jordan Dub Zero Returning In OG Colorway: Official Photos

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Friday The 13th Playlist: Keep Bad Vibes Away With DaBaby, Kendrick Lamar, & More

You never know the type spooky stuff that will happen on Friday the 13th. You’ve seen movies about the kind creepiness that occurs on this very superstitious day. Today is NOT the time to come across a black cat or walk under a ladder. Try not to step on any cracks in the sidewalk either… For real, you might end up with a few years bad luck. Today is Friday, December 13, meaning that you’ve got to be very careful your actions until midnight. If you’re out and about trying to avoid the traps, it’ll help to have some good vibes playing in your ears. As your ficial playlist providers, we’ve crafted an ficial go-to for today only, giving you thirteen positivity anthems to get the bad spirits away.

We want you not to even think about all the crazy stuff that goes on on Friday the 13th so we put together thirteen our favourite songs to keep you occupied, starting f with Lil Wayne’s “Let The Beat Build” and ending with Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.” We’ve also included tracks from Kanye West’s former secular era, cuts from Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, Chance the Rapper, and many more. If you’re trying to do away with bad vibes, this is exactly what you need today.

Let us know how you’re rocking with our ficial Friday the 13th playlist and be sure to follow us on Spotify for all our other playlists, including FIRE EMOJI, OTCU, and our brand new R&B Season.