NAV Flexes His Impressive Live Performance Skills With Vevo

New York, NY – Still riding high with his Billboard-topping Bad Habits album, NAV checked in with Vevo to remind the naysayers his vocal skills don’t start and end with studio wizardry.

To add to their monthly 26 billion views, NAV belted out live sessions of his recent hits “Ralo” and “Tap” to keep the vibes he

Check out both performance up above and subscribe to Nav’s Vevo to be up on the Canadian crooners latest high-definition visuals.

Ariana Grande, Lana Del Rey & Miley Cyrus Tease "Charlie’s Angels" Song

Charlie’s Angels reboot has just been confirmed and we previously reported on a first trailer being unveiled as well. As part the trailer, we were given a glimpse a new track by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey. Previously the song was considered to simply be a rumor, but we can now confirm it is very real. Both Grande and Cyrus shared the same looping 14-second video which featured the logo the upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot. The ladies also tag the ficial Charlie’s Angels page in their respective posts to tease the upcoming movie and trailer. Initially, the rumors sprouted when both Grande and Cyrus were spotted liking Instagram posts about a rumored collaboration with the two along with Lana Del Rey. Fans caught a glimpse their liking spree and began expecting the collaboration.

As previously shared, there will be a reboot Charlie’s Angels, but this time with a fresh new cast: Kirsten Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ela Balinska. The trio will take over the role former angels and defeat the evil forces the best way they know how: by kicking a**. We will also get to see a female Bosley this time which will definitely add a unique twist to the usual story.

Safaree’s Ex Puts Him On Blast For Cheating On Erica Mena, Exposes All His Texts

Safaree Samuels has been in a bit trouble as late. The rapper, who has been dating and is engaged to reality star Erica Mena, must have really pissed f his ex lately because she exposed him last night. Gabrielle Davis, a Jamaica-based model, posted the visual receipts to Safaree’s debauchery on Instagram. The savage texts show Safaree pressing his love for her while also claiming he does not plan on marrying Erica Mena. He even goes on to ask Gabriella to stop asking about their relationship. Yikes! Safaree got himself in quite the drama. 

While the dates tied to the text messages remain unclear, one thread shows dates back to November 2018 which is when the rapper commenced his relationship with Love & Hip Hop star Erica Mena. In another text, Safaree even claims to want to be with Gabriella and the receipts for these dates back to this past May. Could these possibly be real? We have yet to hear anything from Erica Mena, but we do know that Safaree is vehemently denying all the claims. However, it remains a bit questionable considering the actual text messages have been shared. Either way, we expect more on this later.

Steve Harvey Shares Heartfelt Farewell During His Final Episode

Steve Harvey has become one media’s most beloved on-air personality, largely in part to his droll demeanor. Between his stints hosting Family Feud and his seven-year tenure hosting his own talk show Steve, Harvey has enjoyed quite the successful run in recent years. Sure, there have been some ups and downs, but Harvey has remained an iconic figure, bouncing back from whatever controversy happens to come his way.

Yet as they say, all good things must come to an end. Yesterday marked the final episode Steve, after NBC decided to pull the plug a little over a month ago. Despite the unfortunate news, Steve decided to look on the bright side, using his last day to share a heartfelt and optimistic message to his fans and followers.
 Steve Harvey Shares Heartfelt Farewell During His Final Episode

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“This is a celebration,” he begins. “This is about seven years coming to a close. But this is good though, man. You gotta understand how it works. See your life ain’t nothing but a book. I happen to be 62 years old. I am in the middle my 62nd chapter the book that I’m writing. It’s been a good book, and there’s been some good chapters and some bad chapters, and some chapters lasted a little bit longer than I wanted to. That homeless chapter, way too long. That was three chapters long: I’m Homeless. I’m Still Homeless. Damn, I Really Am Homeless. But in this 62nd chapter, I got my finger on the corner the page. All I’m doing is I’m about to turn it. I can’t wait to see what God’s got for me on that other page”

The manner in which one responds to unforeseen events is quite revealing, and luckily, Steve has chosen to remain optimistic. We wish him all the best as he moves toward his next chapter. Check out his farewell message below.

Kevin Durant Sells Malibu Home, Allegedly Purchases Pad In NY

We’re just days away from the ficial start NBA free agency, and every move made by Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving and others will be put under a microscope moving forward. This includes everything from social media activity and ‘likes’ to the buying and selling homes from coast to coast.

In regards to the latter, Neal J. Leitereg the Los Angeles Times reports that Durant recently sold his oceanfront Malibu home for $12.2 million. According to the LA Times, Durant bought the home last year for $12.05 million, but he still has his condo in San Francisco – which is certainly worth noting if you’re taking his recent real estate activity as a sign he’s leaving the West Coast behind.

In addition to selling the Malibu spot, Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher says KD recently bought a home in New York City and has already moved his belongings there. That report has only added fuel to the fire regarding Knicks and Nets chances signing the 10-time All Star this summer.

Durant ficially declined his $31.5M player option with the Warriors on Wednesday, paving the way for him to become an unrestricted free agent at 6pm ET on Sunday, June 30. 

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks are all in contention. The soon-to-be 31-year old star is eligible to sign a five-year deal with Golden State worth approximately $221 million, while the others can fer $164M over four years.

R. Kelly’s Alleged Child Sex Tape Turned Over By Prosecutors

An alleged sex tape showing R. Kelly engaging in sex acts with a minor has been turned over to his defense team. Cook County prosecutors handed over the DVD to the singer’s lawyer, Steve Greenberg. The Chicago Sun Times reports that he was later warned by Judge Lawrence Flood not to leak the tape to the public. Judge Lawrence also said that he wanted atleast one the four cases against Kelly to go to trial “early next year.”

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Michael Avenatti was the lawyer who turned over the tapes to the prosecutors initially. Greenberg quickly argued after that the footage was reportedly from a VHS tape that was initially given to the prosecutors. “I don’t know if the state is going to do anything about the dissemination ( the video) that took place before these charges by their witnesses,” Greenberg said. Greenberg also said he believes that the footage is the same video that was played for jurors in Kelly’s 2008 trial.

Avenatti later responded to Greenberg’s claims on Twitter and denied that the tape he turned over to prosecutors at the top the year wasn’t the one that from the 2008 trial.

“This was an absolute lie. The tape we provided clearly depicts R Kelly engaged in sexual assault a 14 year old girl. There is no question it is him. And both he and the girl acknowledge her age on the tape. R Kelly is a serial sexual predator and he will be convicted,” he wrote. 

Sebastian Maniscalco To Host 2019 MTV Video Music Awards

It appears the always-funny Sebastian Maniscalco is set to host this year’s MTV Video Music Awards going down Monday, August 26th from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The news was announced during last night’s airing The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

“We’re thrilled to have the incredibly talented Sebastian Maniscalco as this year’s VMA host,” said Bruce Gillmer, MTV VMAs executive producer said. ”Sebastian is on FIRE right now and his comedic spin on relatable topics will make this year’s show truly unforgettable.”

Maniscalco was named the Billboard “Comedian the Year” in 2018 and has appeared in numerous films, including the Oscar-winning movie Green Book. He will next be seen in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film The Irishman with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.

Check out the tweets & promo clips (below) and be sure to set your DVR’s now for August 26th.

Marcus Smart Blocks Child Into Another Dimension, Crosses Him Out

Marcus Smart may be done playing basketball this season but he isn’t done making people look like absolute fools out on the court. A video surfaced today Smart at a local youth basketball camp where he was showing f some his best moves to the kids. At one point, Smart decided to play a game one-on-one with a young child and made him regret ever wanting to play with some pretty spectacular moves.

In the beginning, Smart lets the kid start with the ball and try to score a bucket. As you would expect, Smart wouldn’t let the kid through and when he finally went to put up a shot, Smart blocked the ball all the way out the gym.

The real fun started when Smart took the ball and went up on fense. With absolute no regard for anyone’s feelings, the Celtics players crossed the kid out multiple times until he was left lying on the floor. That’s when Smart finally put the ball in the bucket and was mobbed by a group kids who were watching on.

Smart isn’t the first player to do this as D’Angelo Russell did something similar just a few days ago. While the kid might be embarrassed at the moment, at least they learn how to play defense and not get beat like that again. In the end, everyone wins.

Kodak Black Counts His Blessings In Mysterious IG Update

Kodak Black is currently behind bars, this time over federal and state weapon charges. After being apprehended prior to his performance at Rolling Loud, it’s been relatively quiet on the Kodak front. Though he has checked in on occasion, primarily to showcase his icy new Project Baby chain, the bleak reality Kodak’s potential reality looms overhead; his court date is set for August, and he’s facing up to thirty years hard time. Should he be hit with the worst case scenario, a possibility given his legal history, Kodak’s music career as we know it is all but over.

Kodak Black Counts His Blessings In Mysterious IG Update

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In spite that, Kodak recently fered his followers an update on his mental state, albeit one that’s open to interpretation. Sharing an image himself flashing a grin, Kodak shared some bars from his former collaborator and big homie Plies, doubling as a checklist his accomplishments to date. “Got A Name In These Streets , Plenty Money To Blow,” he writes. “I Got Whips , 32`s & Jewelry To Show .. It Aint A Hoe I Cant Fuck I Got Bitches Galore , Jus Dont Kno If This Shit Worth Goin FED For.”

Kodak has surrendered to the perceived inevitability his own fate on more than one occasion, and it’s easy to read his message as a cry for help. Perhaps he’s looking to justify his road thus traveled, even if the final destination spells his untimely end. That has always been Kodak’s way, and much what his fans respect about him most. 

333 Pounds Of Cocaine Valued At $10M Seized At Baltimore Port

A new record was made this week at the Port Baltimore. Federal agents said they seized $10M worth cocaine at the Baltimore port in a shipping container, marking a new record in cocaine seizures in Baltimore since 2007. According to WBAL TV, the feds discovered 333 pounds cocaine at the Port Baltimore inside a shipping container filled with beach chairs. 

333 Pounds Of Cocaine Valued At $10M Seized At Baltimore Port
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“It was a standard shipping container. Standard 40-foot shipping container that you would see at any sea port entry,” Patricia Scull, assistant port director tactical operations, said. “The goods were packaged properly in containers nice and neat on palettes, just like any container would be, but at the back the container when you just open the doors, four large duffel bags full bricks cocaine.”  

Federal authorities said that the container was on route to an address in Maryland, although it’s unclear if it was meant to be shipped to a location in Baltimore.

The seizure comes just days after 16 tons cocaine valued at $1B was discovered at the Port Philadelphia. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been on alert ever since that bust. The container and the route it took to get to Baltimore raised suspicion among authority figures.

“This container, in particular, sat in the Port Panama for over a week, big reason for a high narcotics target value for us as well as the goods made in China for intellectual property rights violations — that targeting based f those two reasons as well as intelligence, we pulled it in,” Scull said.

The investigation continues. 

Snoop Dogg Lightly Roasts DaBaby & Ha Ha Davis: "Y’all Got The Same Daddy"

Snoop Dogg continues to be one the most beloved entertainers in the Hip Hop community. His contributions to the industry and culture reflect a timeless impact and notable career. And the many things we love about him, we can cite Snoop’s sense humor. Uncle Snoop recently joined in on some Instagram antics after Ha Ha Davis shared a photo himself standing by controversial rapper DaBaby. The comedian flexed his social media muscle with the photo which he captioned: “Go where I want I’m good,” which are the lyrics to DaBaby’s budding single “Suge.” While the photo was fly, a few social media users noted a slight resemblance between the two. 

“Y’all got the same daddy,” proudly chimed in Snoop Dogg in reference to the noticeable semblance. The comedic comment encouraged other users to comment on the likeness between DaBaby and Davis. “DaBaby and HaHa baby,” commented a fan. “Long lost brother,” added another with some laughing emojis. “Me on payday vs. on other days,” mocked the other, referring to DaBaby’s chic look which differed from Ha Ha’s more laid-back style. TheShadeRoom captured the moment and people have been going in ever since. What do you think? Do you see a resemblance here? 

Lakers Are Reportedly Interested In D’Angelo Russell, Considered Longshot

D’Angelo Russell was ousted from the Los Angeles Lakers a couple years ago after a very public dispute with his teammate Swaggy P who got exposed by Russell for cheating on Iggy Azalea. While you’re probably still processing that sentence, it’s important to note that Russell has improved immensely as a player and was a stud on the court for the Brooklyn Nets this year. As we head into the fseason, Russell is a free agent and could be left without a team if the Nets sign both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.

With that said, Russell has expressed interest in returning to the Lakers and according to Zach Lowe ESPN, the interest is mutual, although it’s still a bit a longshot.

Lakers Are Reportedly Interested In D'Angelo Russell, Considered Longshot

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“There is at least a kernel truth to the Lakers’ interest in a reunion, sources say, but L.A. has a lot to sort out,” Lowe wrote, adding that the Knicks could be a factor too. “Russell fits the Knicks’ timeline in case they strike out on bigger fish, but all indications are that New York will pursue short-term deals in that scenario, sources say.”

Should Russell end up with the Lakers again, he will give them some much-needed perimeter shooting that was sorely lacking last season as the team missed the playfs. A team with Russell, Anthony Davis, and LeBron James would instantly become a title contender.

DaBaby Sued Over Massachusetts Beatdown

Boston, MA – Don Trag, the 22-year-old rapper from Massachusetts that was severely beaten by DaBaby’s security team last month outside of Centro Nightclub, is now suing the “Suge” rapper, according to TMZ.

Trag claims DaBaby did not “adequately train his team of bodyguards” and was aware of their “violent tendencies” when he ordered the attack. He sustained serious injuries to his eyes, head, neck, and spine and experienced major brain and neck swelling, in addition to slipping into a coma following the attack.

HipHopDX originally reported the altercation occurred when he approached DaBaby and requested a photo. Trag was initially treated at Lawrence General Hospital and released, but was rushed to another Boston-area hospital after collapsing at his mother’s home.

Court documents show that Trag accumulated nearly $30,000 in hospital bills and anticipates another $75,000 in expenses in the near future. He is currently suing DaBaby for damages.

Watch the clip of the altercation below.

Prophets Of Rage Tackles Fascism With "Made With Hate" Single

Prophets Of Rage — the supergroup comprised of Public Enemy’s Chuck D, Cypress Hill’s B-Real and Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morrello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk — has returned with “Made With Hate,” their first new single since 2018’s “Heart Afire.”

The bold track takes aim at fascism, which the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines as, “a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.”

“As with many songs, this ‘Made With Hate’ was formed out of a conversation amongst ourselves about the level of passion fuel it takes to create,” Chuck tells HipHopDX. “Especially when attacking something of hate, you must create the energy to hate ‘hate.’

“To have peace, you have to despise hatred with a passion for peace and attack it. You can’t have hate take over anything especially history, so you have to fuel yourself to attack in thought word and deed with equal passion.”

Chuck issues a warning at the end of the track.

“This is not a drill, this is fascism,” he spits. “It is here, poised as a government takeover threat/Your region of the world, it is not alarmist to say these things/It is simple, truth.”

PoR is actively working on the follow-up to 2017’s self-titled debut EP, which is expected to arrive in 2020.

Check out the “Made With Hate” single above.

YG ‘Hard Bottoms & White Socks’

We gon’ do this one for hip-hop.

YG pays tribute to Nipsey Hussle in the video for “Hard Bottoms & White Socks,” the opening track off his latest album 4REAL 4REAL. In the black-and-white scenes, the 4Hunnid boss performs in a theater to a well-dressed crowd including Machine Gun Kelly, Todd Gurley, and Kamaiyah.

Dressed in a black tux, complete with hard bottoms and white socks, YG takes the mic in between footage of him toasting with friends, riding through L.A. in his blue Lamborghini, and posing in front of a mural of Nipsey.

“I’m really West side, I catch a case for this shit,” he raps. “Let the marathon continue, it’s not a race with this shit.”

On Sunday night, YG performed “Last Time That I Checc’d” as part of a tribute to Nipsey at the BET Awards, which also featured DJ Khaled, John Legend, and Marsha Ambrosius. His album 4REAL 4REAL was released last month in memory of his late friend. A percentage of album proceeds will go to Nipsey’s two children, Emani and Kross.

“Lost for words but, We love you bro. THE MARATHON,” he recently wrote on Instagram.