LaMelo Ball Claims He Could Have Been An NFL Quarterback

LaMelo Ball has been making plenty waves in the NBL this season and in 2020, he will be drafted into the NBA. As right now, he is projected to be a top-five pick and has the potential to go quite high. In a recent report from Mirin Fader Bleacher Report, Ball’s rise to basketball stardom was documented and he opened up about his goals and aspirations.

At one point in the interview, Ball made some pretty bold claims including how he feels about himself in relation to Lonzo and how at one point, he was hoping to be a football player.

LaMelo Ball Claims He Could Have Been An NFL Quarterback

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Per Fader:

“The first time they met, Brooks told LaMelo, “Your brother’s really good,” referring to Lonzo. LaMelo stared at him and said, deadpan, “I’m better than him.” He also believes he can play in the NFL right now: “Swear to God, I can be an NFL quarterback!” Any such dreams were squashed, though, when LaVar said the fashion-conscious, sneakerhead teenager would have to closet his sneakers and wear cleats all day every day ninth grade if he wanted to play football.”

Lonzo has had his ups and downs so far in his career so it’s not surprising to see LaMelo make such a claim. Regardless, only time will tell which Ball brother is the better player.

An Armed SpaceGhostPurrp Threatens To Shoot Tory Lanez

SpaceGhostPurrp is evidently not feeling Tory Lanez’s new Chixtape 5 project. With a gun in his hand and a young boy hopping in and out of the video screen, the Florida-bred rapper threatens Lanez for allegedly making a “whole album” about his girl.

“I got your girl bruh,” he says in the video. “She with a real nigga. You over hear making love songs about her and guess what? She’s over here kicking it with me … You gotta get your mind right, man.”

He later accuses Lanez of “stalking” his girl and adds, “You so much of a bitch, I’ll shoot you in your leg…and have you walk around with one leg.”

Elsewhere in the video, SpaceGhostPurrp pulls the woman’s hand into the screen and points the gun directly at the camera.

“This hand right here got you making songs about it, man,” he says. “You better not ever try to get on some real nigga shit, you understand me? You better not ever try to act like you a real nigga.”

For over 16 minutes, the A$AP Mob affiliate continues clowning Lanez and bragging about how he stole his girl. He also goes in on T-Pain, calling him a “fat koala nigga.”

Watch the entire video above.

Adidas Announces Star Wars Space Battle Sneaker Pack: Release Details

Adidas and Lucasfilm recently teamed up for a wide-ranging Star Wars sneaker collection which consists three packs across Adidas Basketball, Running and Originals. The second installment, the Space Battle-themed pack, features three different styles inspired by the X-Wing Starfighter, Millennium Falcon and The Death Star.

The trio kicks, priced between $160-$180, will be available starting this Thursday, November 21  adidas.com and select adidas stores.

The X-Wing Starfighter takes shape in the form an Ultraboost S&L. The collaborative kicks feature a color palette reminiscent the ship’s grey and orange artillery and outer shell, equipped with glow-in-the-dark elements, semi-shiny engineered mesh and metalized stripes, making it a standout in low-light environments. A leather cage sits atop a Boost sole and the style is finished with iconic quotes like “STAY ON TARGET” and “THE FORCE WILL BE WITH YOU, ALWAYS” on each heel’s webbing.

Adidas Announces Star Wars Space Battle Sneaker Pack: Release Details

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The Millennium Falcon inspired Ultraboost 19 arrives in a grey and blue finish, highlighted by a metallic yarn makeup, matte metalized cage, metalized heel counter, and illuminative elements. Just like the X-Wing Starfighter UltraBoost, this pair comes emblazoned with notable phrases like “JUMP TO LIGHTSPEED,” and “NEVER TELL ME THE ODDS.”

Adidas Announces Star Wars Space Battle Sneaker Pack: Release Details

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Rounding out the pack is The Death Star focused Alphaedge 4D shoe, which pays homage to the film’s most notorious space station. Its glow-in-the-dark elements are fused with a knit, metallic-yarn upper that’s fixed to the shoes 3D-printed 4D midsole. Collectively, the style dons an infamous laser green and space black colorway, finished with “THAT’S NO MOON” and “THE POWER OF THE DARK SIDE” slogans.

Adidas Announces Star Wars Space Battle Sneaker Pack: Release Details

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Adidas Announces Star Wars Space Battle Sneaker Pack: Release Details

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T.I. Hitting Jada Pinkett Smith’s "Red Table Talk" To Address Virginity Comments

This is exactly what we need. This debacle has gone on for far too long and it’s time for Jada Pinkett Smith to get involved, clearing everything up, working her magic, and ensuring that T.I. gets his point across correctly. During a recent podcast interview, that has since been deleted, the legendary Atlanta rapper revealed that he accompanies his 18-year-old daughter Deyjah Harris to the gynecologist on an annual basis to make sure she’s still a virgin. Some have labelled the behavior as controlling or invasive and now, Deyjah has been forced to take a break from social media, deleting her accounts for the time being. It appears as though her father will get the chance to redeem himself, being announced as an upcoming guest on Red Table Talk to speak his truth.

T.I. Hitting Jada Pinkett Smith's "Red Table Talk" To Address Virginity Comments
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In what will surely be another eye-opening episode the show, Jada Pinkett Smith has told Entertainment Tonight that she is bringing the King the South to the table to speak about all the drama that’s popped f recently. “My next big guest is Tip. T.I. is coming to the table. Yes indeed,” said the actress to ET. “And course, he’s going to address the controversy that has been swirling.”

The episode has already been recorded. Tiny Harris’ appearance on Red Table Talk will go live on Monday. Stay tuned for more information on how to watch Tip’s episode.

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Summer Walker Responds to Criticism Over Her Social Anxiety

Summer Walker is confronting her critics.

On Sunday, the R&B singer picked up her first award for Best New Artist at the 2019 BET Soul Train Awards. A nervous Walker, who suffers from social anxiety, took the stage to accept with a short and sweet speech during the televised ceremony.

“Thank you so much. I didn’t expect this,” said the 23-year-old. “Thank you LVRN and thank you London On Da Track. I really appreciate it.”

Walker admits that she came close to skipping the entire show. Instead, she avoided the red carpet and entered the venue through a back door. “I wasn’t even gonna go today cause I was to scared, I was literally asking @lvrngram to just get me a wrist band so I could sit in the back alone in my reg deg clothes,” she said. “by the time my name was called I couldn’t get a speech out like everyone one else from being so nervous & was shaking BUT I pushed through my #socialanxiety today and I’m really glad I did ..cause the soul train experience is something any true music lover will never forget.”

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I wasn’t even gonna go today cause I was to scared, I was literally asking @lvrngram to just get me a wrist band so I could sit in the back alone in my reg deg clothes. When I got there I doged the red carpet and tried to get escorted through the back, finally getting to my seat I had to keep sneaking to pat my underarms from sweating, for no reason other than people were looking at me, I kept my arms folded and tried not to be seen. by the time my name was called I couldn’t get a speech out like everyone one else from being so nervous & was shaking BUT I pushed through my #socialanxiety today and I’m really glad I did ..cause the soul train experience is something any true music lover will never forget🖤

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She was met with backlash from social media. Some called her anxiety an act while others attacked her vulnerability. “These women have children,” Walker said of her critics. “It makes me feel soo bad cause it’s clear that if the children are developing or struggling with any type of mental disorder such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, it’ll be brushed to the side and will never receive any treatment because it’ll just be ‘an act.’”

Added Walker, “These parents are probably so ignorant that instead of reading up on symptoms they just whoop the child 🤦🏽‍♀️ sad, my shit started at 6 so yes kids have it to.”

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1. bareface & beautiful 2.you know the scariest shit I’ve been witnessing is that most of the women leaving negative comments like “it’s an act” , “I don’t have the right to act like this b/c I’m famous, “bitch you slow” or just flat out making fun of me for being vulnerable. HAVE CHILDREN, these women have children. It makes me feel soo bad cause it’s clear that if the children are developing or struggling with any type of mental disorder such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, it’ll be brushed to the side and will never receive any treatment because it’ll just be “an act”. These parents are probably so ignorant that instead of reading up on symptoms they just whoop the child 🤦🏽‍♀️ sad, my shit started at 6 so yes kids have it to.

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Earlier in the week, she canceled the majority of her tour dates, citing her extreme anxiety. “As you know, I have been very open about my struggle with social anxiety,” she wrote. “I want to continue to be healthy and to make music for y’all, so I have decided to cut down some of the dates on the tour,” said the self-described introvert.

While performing her sold-out show at L.A.’s The Novo earlier this month, she addressed her battle with anxiety. “If anybody in here has social anxiety, I just wanna let you know that shit is real, but don’t let it stop the bag,” she said. “Don’t let it stop anything that you wanna do.”

Walker has also received criticism for not hugging fans during her meet and greets. “For those who’re upset b/c I don’t give hugs idk what to tell you…I’m an empath, and that transference of energy from that many people each day would literally KILL me,” she explained. “So I ask you please respect my space in those moments.”

Despite her personal struggles, her career continues to thrive. Her debut album Over It opened at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and set a record for the largest streaming week ever for an R&B album by a woman.

Lakeith Stanfield Disses Charlamagne Tha God Again On New Song "Automatic"

Aside from Lakeith Stanfield’s prolific acting career, he dabbles in rap too. He has released music under the name MOORS, which is a duo made up him and Los Angeles-based producer HH (real name Hrishikesh Hirway). However, Stanfield’s latest song, “Automatic” was shared on YouTube on Saturday under his own name. According to the post description, “Automatic” is a single f a forthcoming project titled Self Control.

While the song slaps, what has people talking is the shot he takes at Charlamagne tha God on it. This beef stems from Stanfield calling out Charlamagne’s radio show, The Breakfast Club, for providing a poor representation the black community. The Photograph star posted a text image on Instagram that read, “The shade room, lipstick Alley, breakfast club, worldstar, and many others are or anti black.” He then expounded on this take in the caption: “It’s a fact that a lot these platforms are usually or tend to be feeding grounds for negative reinforcement toward BLACK ‘nonconformists’. They bolster faux vanity and hold a white supremacists scope over black men and women ten highlighting negative attributes and downplaying mind expanding ones. They serve as bottomless coward consumption pits and digital, audio, or otherwise slave mentatilty museums. @ all you want.” 

Charlamagne responded to this criticism by crowning Stanfield “Donkey Of The Day” on his show and lacing into him for it. “What you won’t do is ever fix your lips to call one my platforms, especially The Breakfast Club, anti-black,” Charlamagne said. “I’m not going to sit here and act like we’ve got everything right all the time, because we haven’t… but LaKeith Stanfield, don’t you ever fix your raggedy-ass mouth to call the author  Black Privilege, because I do believe it’s a privilege to be black, anti-black.” Charlamagne added that Stanfield would only diss black outlets because he doesn’t rely on them for support in Hollywood. 

A few days after Charlamagne’s roast, Stanfield fired back with “Automatic.” On the song, he raps: “I’m Black, I’m Atlanta/I’m the Hall Fame/Insecure, you’re afraid/You’re a Charlagmagne.” The cover art for the track illustrates the radio host as the racist caricature, Black Sambo. Stanfield also addressed Charlamagne’s response by sharing a lengthy video in which he defends his argument. 

Celtics’ Jayson Tatum Debuts Air Jordan 34 "Lemonade" PE: First Look

Boston Celtics swingman Jayson Tatum unveiled yet another exclusive Air Jordan 34 colorway on Sunday night in Sacramento, following up the “Chinese Takeout” colorway he debuted last week. This time around, Tatum’s Air Jordan 34 PE comes in a yellow “Lemonade” design, inspired by his favorite drink.

Celtics' Jayson Tatum Debuts Air Jordan 34 "Lemonade" PE: First Look

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The yellow 34s are highlighted by teal and orange accents, as well as matching lemonade logos on the heels. As always, Tatum’s son’s name, Deuce, sits on the inside the tongue. 

Tatum and the Celtics came up short in Sacramento on Sunday, as their 10-game winning streak came to an end, but they’re still the top dog in the Eastern Conference with a record 10-2. Up next for Boston are three straight road games, starting with Monday night’s matchup against the Phoenix Suns.

Check out some additional images the “Lemonade” Air Jordan 34 PE in the IG post embedded below, and stay tuned to see which exclusive Tatum laces up next.

Chick-Fil-A Vows To Stop Donating To Anti-LGBTQ Organizations

Chick-Fil-A arguably has one the best chicken sandwiches in the game right now. While some might argue that the new sandwich from Popeyes trumps Chick-Fil-A’s, there are many that are loyalty to the Atlanta-based chain. Unfortunately, they’ve also become known for their problematic stance against the LGBTQ community that has caused some to boycott them.

Chick-Fil-A Vows To Stop Donating To Anti-LGBTQ Organizations
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As Chick-Fil-A expands across America and internationally, Chick-Fil-A President and COO Tim Tassopoulos announced that they’ve been taking a more progressive attitude towards the organizations they choose to donate to. Speaking to Bisnow, Tassapoulos revealed that won’t be donating to charities that have taken visibly anti-LGBTQ stances. “There’s no question we know that, as we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are,” Bisnow stated. “There are lots articles and newscasts about Chick-fil-A, and we thought we needed to be clear about our message.”

This means that they won’t be donating to Salvation Army, the Fellowship Christian Athletes and the Paul Anderson Youth Home anymore. Those companies, in particular, have sparked backlash for their controversial takes on homouality.

Chick-fil-A Foundation has plans to donate $9M to organizations like Covenant House International, that focuses on fighting homelessness, and Junior Achievement USA in support education. Additionally, they’ve pledged to donate $25K to local food banks in cities where they expand their chain. 

Deyjah Harris Deletes Instagram Following T.I.’s Hymen Check Controversy

Deyjah Harris has opted to remove herself from social media and we don’t blame her. As we know, Deyjah’s father T.I. previously admitted that he attends his 18-year-old’s gynecology visits to ensure that her hymen is still intact, meaning she’s still a virgin. While Deyjah never fully responded to the revelation, she did like a number tweets by people who slammed her dad, calling him overprotective. 

Deyjah Harris Deletes Instagram Following T.I.'s Hymen Check Controversy
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As per a simple Instagram search, we can see that Deyjah has deactivated her account. We can only imagine the number comments and reactions people have been bombarding her with following her very personal reveal. An Instagram user even hit up Tiny’s comment section, asking: “Is Deyjah okay? We care.”

Tiny simply replied: “🙄🙄🙄🙄”

T.I. has yet to respond to his comments but the podcasters who interviewed him made the executive decision to remove the episode from their archives. “The comments that were made and the reaction that followed are not in any way a reflection our personal views on the topic. We support and love Women and feel that their bodies are theirs to do as they wish,” Nadia Moham and Nazanin Mandi  Ladies Like Us podcast wrote. 

Travis Scott Says He Doesn’t Consider His Music To Be "Hip Hop"

Hip hop has evolved so much since its nascence that some purists might argue that none today’s music is truly representative the genre. While disputes between old-heads and the new school might continue regarding what is considered hip hop, many new artists aren’t even concerned with categories. The lines between genres has been blurred to such a degree that it seems like a pointless conversation to try to determine what falls into which box. Travis Scott seemed to embrace this standpoint in his latest interview. 

Travis has been nabbed for the cover the first-ever print edition  BAZAAR Men. The Houston rapper was named by the magazine as one the “top men in music”, alongside Maluma, J Balvin and Orville Peck. All these artists were photographed by Kim Jones, who is the Artistic Director Dior Men. Their shots were superimposed on technicolor illustrations created by KAWS.  

In BAZAAR‘s write-up bout Travis’ world-blending influences, it says that he “chafes at labeling his lo-fi, ambient, moody music as ‘hip-hop.’ Says the 28-year-old artist, ‘I would just describe it as different pieces my brain—a mix genres that I listen to on the daily.’

Do you agree with Travis’ perspective? Does genre matter anymore? 

Blazers’ CJ McCollum Provides Update On Aunt He Had Requested Prayers For

Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard CJ McCollum led the team to a road win against the San Antonio Spurs over the weekend, as he poured in a game-high 32 points to go along with seven assists and six rebounds.

During his post-game interview following Portland’s 121-116 victory, McCollum asked fans to pray for his Aunt Renaa. Just hours later, the 28-year old guard took to twitter to inform his fans that his aunt had passed away.

McCollum and the Blazers are now 5-8 for the season with five games remaining on their current six-game road trip. Up next is a matchup against the Houston Rockets on Monday night, but newly acquired forward Carmelo Anthony will not be making his Blazers’ debut against his former team.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Melo isn’t expected to play until Tuesday night’s game against New Orleans, at the earliest. 

“He looks like he’s changed his body a little bit,” McCollum said Melo, per ESPN. “Started lifting more on his legs, his lower half. He was dunking this summer. He doesn’t usually dunk, so that’s how I knew he was feeling good. I don’t know if it was because the work or because he’s been f or a combination, but he looked like he had new life, more bounce in his step.” 

Patek Philippe Watch Auctioned Off For A Historic $31 Million

Patek watches have gained a lot fame in the hip-hop culture over the last decade. The culture seemed to take a step away from the Rolex and began to diversify the luxury watch game. That may have helped push the value Patek even higher. As reported by Christie’s, a Patek Philippe wristwatch was recently sold for $31 million in Geneva as part the company’s charity Only Watch auction to benefit research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The sale was historic, becoming the most expensive watch ever auctioned. The Patek Philippe that was purchased is a steel Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A-010 created specifically for the event. Everyone loves a custom piece. The previous record for the most expensive watch was set by a Rolex Daytona once owned by Paul Newman, which went for $17.7 million at the time.

Other units the same Grandmaster Chime model exist but the one sold at Christie’s auction is the only piece crafted in stainless steel. With 20 complications, it packs a grande and petite sonnerie, a 24-hour and minute subdial, an instantaneous perpetual calendar along with a four-digit year display, a minute repeater, and allows the wearer to set a second time zone. What makes the piece even more unique is the fact that the salmon dial can be flipped over and reversed to reveal another dial in black. The new owner the watch has asked to remain anonymous.

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will.i.am Accuses Flight Attendant Of Racism For Calling Police On Him

Australia – Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am detailed an incident on a flight that led to police confronting him at an airport in Australia on Friday (November 15). The veteran artist claimed a flight attendant acted unprofessionally during his travels and accused her of being racist for calling the cops.

“I’m currently on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney,” he initially wrote Twitter. “I’m sorry to say me and my group have experienced they worse service due to a overly aggressive flight attendant… I don’t want to believe she racist. But she has clearly aimed all her frustrations only at the people of colour.”

About 30 minutes later, will.i.am posted a photo of a police officer at the airport and called out the flight attendant by name for her alleged actions.

“This is how your greeted when you land from Brisbane to Sydney flying @qantas with a #RacistFlightattendant named Lorraine Marshall,” he explained. “She sent the police after me bacause I couldn’t hear the P.A while making beats on the plane wearing noise canceling headphones…

“@Qantas Your #RacistFlightattendant was beyond rude & took it to the next level by calling the police on me. thank god the other passengers testified that SHE was out of Control ?? the police finally let me go. imagine if the police were as aggressive as Lorraine Marshall.”

The BEP frontman also responded to Twitter users questioning his claims.

“I’m sorry? Is callin the police on a passenger for not hearing he P.A due to wearing noise canceling headphones appropriate?” he fired back at one person. “If didn’t put away my laptop ‘in a rapid 2min time’ I’d understand. I did comply quickly & politely, only to be greeted by police. I think I was targeted.”

He noted, “I wasn’t ignoring the safety briefing…& I was paying attention…I put on my headphones 20min into the flight..:thanks…”

The multi-platinum selling artist retweeted someone who claimed to have been on the flight and confirmed his experience with the attendant. He then further clarified his comments in response to others.

“No one said she was a white supremest,” he wrote. “I said she singled every person of colourbin the flight and gave them a hard time…and went to the extreme of calling the police on me when I did nothing wrong…other passengers on the flight agreed that she was out of hand.”

He added, “I was intimidated by 5 police officers when I landed…for what? I put away my laptop when she asked…why would she feel threatened by me to call the police? What did I do wrong? I wasn’t out of hand.. I was polite & did what she asked… now you’re asking me to take abuse?”

Although will.i.am didn’t regret taking his issue public, he urged others not to harass the flight attendant after learning fans tracked her down on social media.

“Please do not send Hate,” he told his followers. “This type of disrespect and name calling is uncalled for…I don’t support abuse & attacks like this…I hope that everyone can be more compassionate & understanding towards one another…because it was the lack of compassion that caused this #noH8.”

Donald Trump Hosted A Screening Of "Joker" At The White House

CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz is reporting that President Donald Trump hosted a screening Todd Philips’s Joker at the White House on Saturday night. A senior White House ficial tells Yahoo News that the screening welcomed “family, friends, and some staff.” The source also says that Trump liked the film.

Joker has now amassed over $1 billion in earnings since it’s release, making it the first R-rated movie to do so. With a budget only $62.5 million, it is one the most successful movies all time. Even with concerns about mass shootings upon release, the film still drew in a major audience.

Earlier this year, Trump spoke about another controversial film. After Universal Pictures canceled the release  The Hunt, Trump said, “They’re treating conservatives very unfairly. … Hollywood is really terrible. You talk about racist — Hollywood is racist. What they’re doing with the kind movies they’re putting out, it’s actually very dangerous for our country. What Hollywood is doing is a tremendous disservice to our country. The movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos. They create their own violence and then try to blame others. They are the true racists, and are very bad for our country!”

Are Pusha T & GoldLink Working On A Joint Album?

GoldLink is currently on tour in Europe and at one his recent shows, he shared a little surprise with his fans. He tried to give them a clue about his next album, but the clue wasn’t very subtle. 

“I’m working on a new album right,” the DMV rapper said. “But it’s gonna be a collab album, okay? I’m not gonna tell y’all who it is, but when I drop this m*therf*cker, y’all can make some guesses. You ready?” He then proceeded to drop the G.O.O.D. Music remix Chief Keef‘s “Don’t Like”, meaning Pusha T‘s vocals came blaring out the speakers immediately after GoldLink invited the crowd to speculate about his mystery collaborator. Perhaps GoldLink was hinting at him working with Chief Keef, but Push sounds like the more likely option. 

GoldLink and Pusha T have previously joined forces on “Cokewhite”, which appeared on the former’s Diaspora album this year. While news a whole album from the two comes a tad out the blue, the outcome their last collab was so successful that we’re stoked to hear more music from them.

On the topic joint projects, Tory Lanez and Chris Brown are apparently ten songs deep into their own