Ugly God Unveils "Bumps & Bruises" LP’s Tracklist

Ugly God is finally releasing his debut album Bumps & Bruises this summer. As the LP approaches its August 9 release date, The Booty Tape creator has shared the tracklist for the upcoming project.

“‘Bumps & Bruises’ official tracklist,” he announced social media. “14 tracks. 2 features.. 8/9/19.”

The Houston-bred rapper’s first studio album will arrive more than three years after the release of his breakthrough single “Water.” Takeoff and Wintertime are the only guests appearing on the LP.

Check out Ugly God’s Bumps & Bruises cover art and tracklist below.

Ugly God Unveils "Bumps & Bruises" LP's Tracklist

1. One Two
2. Jaguar
3. For Real
4. Back To Basics
5. HAHAHA!
6. What’s Up?
7. Bumps & Bruises (Interlude)
8. Hold Up f. Takeoff
9. Right Now
10. Batman
11. History
12. Outer Space
13. Tell Me How You Feel f. Wintertime
14. Leave A Tip

Macy Gray Claims She’s A Vampire In Awkward TV Interview

Macy Gray has previously been in the headlines for her struggles with alcoholism and substance abuse. She also claimed many years ago that she suffered from bipolar disorder before admitting that her mental illness was cured and she no longer needed to take medication. Needless to say, Macy’s fans have been a little skeptical her recent movements, wishing the star would just go back to releasing solid jams and keeping quiet. The singer found herself back in the news after an awkward interview on ITV show Lorraine. How awkward was it, you asked? Well, Macy Gray claimed she was a vampire. That’s how awkward it was.

Macy Gray Claims She's A Vampire In Awkward TV Interview
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As reported by Yahoo, Macy Gray caused quite a stir online this week when fans watched her interview on Lorraine. Gray recently took a trip to the hospital, which she was asked to elaborate on live television. Her answer did not disappoint. “I’m a vampire, I have a low blood count, every two or three years I have to get blood,” said the vocalist. Oh… alright. She also added that she sometimes gets urges to go outside and bite people.

That wasn’t all she had to say though. She fered an alternative to morning television, suggesting that Lorraine’s producers film episodes the talk show at night and air them the next day. Fans have been reacting to the interview, believing that Macy may have taken a drink before the show, which led to her weird behaviour. What do you think?

Shaq Explains Why He Wouldn’t Have Signed With Lakers Or Clippers

NBA Hall Famer Shaquille O’Neal made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night, where they discussed the eventful NBA f-season, specifically the number All Stars that made their way to Los Angeles. 

In regards to the moves made by the Lakers and Clippers, Kimmel asked Shaq which the teams he’d rather play for right now. His response: Neither  them.

“Not one those teams,” Shaq told Kimmel. “I’m from the era where guys wanted to compete and beat each other. So I would … go on a team that needs a superstar, and I’d teach them guys how to beat the superteams.”

However, when asked which team he thinks will have the better season, Shaq stayed true to the purple and gold.

“Listen, I gotta go with the Lakers,” O’Neal said, (h/t Bleacher Report). “However, L.A. has always been a very exciting city, but next year basketball in the city is going to be very exciting. … But I’m Lakers. Purple and Gold ’til I die.”

Kimmel also spoke with The Diesel about his hatred Charles Barkley, his new restaurant Shaquille’s, the menu item named after Kobe Bryant, working at McDonald’s, his son Shareef’s latest tattoo and more. Check out the full clip in the video embedded below. 

Teyana Taylor & Iman Shumpert Share Intimate Moments In An Array Of Jeans

Teyana Taylor and her NBA husband joined forces with Vogue and GQ to show f their comfortable, loving ways in a series short videos that highlight a variety jeans they call their favorites. From denim shorts to loose-fitting light blues, the married couple did some improv for the cute video ferings, that’s apparently what they do on the regular.  

“Honestly, that’s us on a regular basis,” Teyana said on set. “We’re characters. We’re always having fun.” Both Iman and Teyana admit that jeans aren’t their go-to apparel choice, as they’re both sweat pants people, but they can appreciate a good pair denim especially since they’re not always easy to find. 

“I’m not a girl who can just walk into a store and buy a pair denims that fit right away. My problem area is my waist—my hips will be okay, my butt will be okay, but my waist is so tiny and I have a dip in my back, so everything has to be tailored. That’s why I love vintage so much—I feel like I have a vintage body,” Teyana explained. “Clothes from back then just feel like they were made for me. I love a vintage Levi’s jean.”

Iman has already debuted his own fashion line, Centerpiece, that includes jeans, and he explained to GQ how the process his own style brand took time since he put in work to make everything “from scratch” come to life properly. 

“The first collection was for the masses,” he explained. “More the stuff that’s coming out later on will be really, really limited, but more about fashion and more about taking chances with fashion. For] people that actually walk on that wild side, to try some things out, instead the simple T-shirt, the simple button-up and jeans, and the track pants. It’s going to be a little bit more outside the box when we bring the new stuff in.”

Watch the full short film below.

El Chapo Complained About "Torturous" Prison Conditions Prior To Sentencing

Notorious kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was ficially sentenced to life in prison with an additional thirty-years. Though he reportedly flashed his wife the thumbs-up upon receiving word his lengthy bid, a new report from the New York Post reveals some Chapo’s thoughts on the idea returning to prison. Apparently, he likened his time in a Manhattan to jail as “torture,” citing no shortage unsanitary conditions. “I’ve been forced to drink unsanitary water. I’ve been denied access to fresh air and sunlight,” he explained, pleading his case. “The only sunlight I have in my cell comes through in the air vent.” 

The words came directly from Guzman, and subsequently translated by his attorney Eduardo Balarezo. “In order to sleep, I have to clog my ears with toilet paper because the air from the air duct,” he continues. “My wife has not been allowed to this day to visit me, I have not been allowed to hug my daughters.” From the sound it, the once-mighty kingpin also doubled down on claims an “unfair trial,” citing the bias several jurors. 

“I was extradited to the US to have a fair trial, where justice would be blind to my fame and would not be a defining factor in the administration justice,” he claimed. “But what happened was actually the opposite. “You didn’t want to question the jury, so what you did was you alleged the actions the jurors were not important because there was a lot evidence against me. If that was the case, why did we go to trial? The jury was not necessary then. Why didn’t you just sentence me?” 

His attorney echoed Chapo’s own feelings, later describing the sentence as “inevitable.” “This case was simply an inquisition,” explains his attorney. “It was a show trial. And how it ended was perfect for that description. It didn’t make a difference what the Jury saw, what they said. What they discussed or voted on. At the end the day, all that mattered was the government’s evidence, no matter how flawed. How many lunatics and sociopaths and psychopaths that it depended on. The Jury be damned.” Do you think Guzman got what he deserved? Check out more from El Chapo’s trial The New York Post, right here. 

Quality Control Announces ‘Control the Streets Volume 2’

Quality Control is about to feed the streets once again.

The Atlanta-based label that is home to Migos, City Girls, and Lil Baby is readying the second installment in their Control the Streets series. QC artists including Migos and Lil Yachty revealed the Volume 2 cover art on Instagram along with the release date: Aug. 16.

The first Control the Streets compilation was released in December 2017. It debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and featured contributions from Migos, Gucci Mane, Lil Yachty, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Kodak Black, and more.

During an interview with Rap-Up TV last year, Yachty hinted at a Control the Streets sequel. “It’s very tight-knit,” he said of his bond with his QC labelmates. “It’s probably the tighest label out. It’s real family. We can all call each other and depend on each other, see each other if we need to. It’s not fake.”

Quality Control: Control the Streets Volume 2 will feature two new singles including City Girls and Saweetie’s “Come On” featuring DJ Durel and Lil Baby and DaBaby’s “Baby.” Listen to both below.

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Citrin" Coming This Fall: On-Foot Images

Whether you’re a fan the shoe or not, there is no denying that the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 is a cultural phenomenon. The Kanye West-creation first came out in 2016 and since then, there have been a whole slew colorways to make their way to the market. Despite rising stock numbers, these colorways always seem to sell out instantly and if you want to get them, you’ll have to pay resale prices on websites like StockX. With the Yeezy brand reaching new heights, West and Adidas have no plans slowing down and in September, they will be dropping the “Citrin” colorway.

There have been a couple teasers the sneaker so far, although nothing ficial has been revealed. Thanks to the Instagram sneaker account @hanzuying, we now have some on-foot images the shoe. As you can tell from these photos, it’s a pretty clean colorway which features multiple shades beige while a static pattern and translucent stripe make it stand out. It also looks like this shoe has a bit gum bottom which is a feature that tends to divide sneakerheads.

Stay tuned for updates on this sneaker as we will be sure to give them to you as the release date approaches.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Reveals He Owns Around 4,000 Pairs Of Shoes

This past NBA season, Giannis Antetokounmpo cemented himself as one the best players in the league. His hard work paid f as he was given the Most Valuable Player award and even received his own signature shoe with Nike called the Zoom Freak 1. Giannis’ prile continues to rise and over the next few years, it’s clear that he will slowly but surely develop into the best player in the league. The Milwaukee Bucks are lucky to have him and are favorites in the Eastern Conference thanks to his services.

In a recent interview with Rachel Nichols, the Greek Freak spoke about his newest Nike shoe and how much it means to him. During the conversation, Giannis talked about how he used to share sneakers with his brothers although now, he doesn’t have to do such a thing. In fact, Giannis revealed that he now owns 4,000 pairs shoes.

“I got a shoe closet. It’s a big room. In there is probably around 300, 400. But I got a large storage unit that I have in my house, and I have a lot shoes in Greece also,” Giannis explained.

As he continues with his NBA career, his collection will surely grow so he’ll probably have to cop some new units very soon. As sneakerheads though, it’s hard to feel bad for a guy with pretty much every shoe you could ever want at his fingertips.

Amar’e Stoudemire Feeling Confident After Recent NBA Workout

Last week, it was reported that Amar’e Stoudemire was taking advantage the Summer League festivities in Las Vegas by hosting a workout to try and entice teams to sign him. The last time we saw Stoudemire in an NBA game, it was during the 2015-2016 when he played for the Miami Heat. Things haven’t worked out too well though for the former Knicks star as now he plays in Ice Cube‘s Big 3 league. Regardless, Stoudemire believes he has what it takes to get back into the NBA and make an impact on a team that might need a veteran. At 36 years old, it will take a lot for Stoudemire to get a contract but he’s confident that he still has what it takes.

TMZ recently caught up with Stoudemire where they asked him about his workout and how it went. According to the former NBA star, it was a worthwhile experience.

“It went good, man. We had a good workout, about 15 teams showed up. It was very nice,” Stoudemire said. ” It’s a lot teams out there — teams with young players, teams with veteran players that wanna make the playf push. We’ll see what happens.”

As right now, there aren’t any indications that Stoudemire will be fered a contract, although it’s great to see he’s still passionate about the sport. 

Van Jones Believes Meek Mill’s 2008 Conviction Will Be Overturned In 3-6 Weeks

We’re halfway through 2019 and Meek Mill is still on probation for a drugs and weapons conviction from 2008. But the rapper and his legal team are still fighting hard to have his conviction overturned. Meek showed up in court today to make a case to get his conviction tossed out. Although there wasn’t a ruling made today for a retrial, the CEO  REFORM Alliance is feeling optimistic that Meek will finally get the justice he deserves by the end the summer.

Van Jones Believes Meek Mill's 2008 Conviction Will Be Overturned In 3-6 Weeks
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Speaking to the press outside the Pennsylvania Superior Court, Van Jones broke down what he thinks will likely happen down the line in the case. Meek and his legal team have asked for a retrial on the case due to credibility issues with the cop who testified against Meek and the current judge on the case. Judge Genece Brinkley has been accused having a personal grudge against Meek. She later sentenced Meek to 2 to 4 years in prison for popping a wheelie. 

“This hearing was an extraordinary moment where you have attorneys on both sides saying that a new trial should go forward,” Van Jones told reporters. “The judges themselves seem convinced that the underlying facts are not at dispute: The cop that put Meek Mill in prison is completely not credible, number one. Number two, both sides this case put forward multiple credible reasons that there should be a new trial. No judge disputed a single claim from either side,” he continued. “If a new trial is ordered, it is hard for us to imagine the District Attorney being able to move forward. We think we are three to six weeks away from a decision in this case that will right an injustice that has been on the books and ruining Meek Mill’s life.”

Peep the clip below. 

R. Kelly Declared "An Extreme Danger To The Community" As He’s Denied Bond

Chicago, IL – Federal prosecutors deemed R. Kelly “an extreme danger to the community, especially to minor girls” during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Chicago on Tuesday (July 16). Consequently, the embattled R&B star was denied bond, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Angel Krull told Judge Harry Leinenweber, “This risk of obstruction is real. This risk is ongoing. This risk is heightened by the defendant’s fame and power.”

He added Kelly also “has a unique ability to influence and intimidate witnesses and victims, and that continues to this day.”

Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, said Kelly is not a flight risk and referenced one of Kelly’s biggest hits during his argument.

“Unlike his most famous song — ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ — Mr. Kelly doesn’t like to fly,” Greenberg said. “How could he flee? He has no money. There’s no evidence that he’s a risk to minors at all at this point.”

Kelly was arrested (again) on Thursday (July 11) in his hometown of Chicago.

Federal prosecutors issued two indictments the following day that could lock him up for the rest of his life. In Brooklyn and Chicago, Kelly faces a total of 18 counts for alleged crimes against 10 victims. Kelly faces a maximum prison sentence of 195 years in Chicago alone. He faces decades more in New York and was already facing state charges that could imprison him for up to 30 years.

Kelly’s arraignment and detention hearing started about 1 p.m. local time in Leinenweber’s 19th floor courtroom at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, where camera crews had been camped out since 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Greenberg insists he should be let out on bond.

“The man’s entitled to be held in a humane situation.” Greenberg said. “Mr. Kelly is a difficult prison to have [at the MCC] because of other prisoners … because of his notoriety.”

Krull disagreed. “The defendant can entice girls to his own doorstep, he doesn’t have to leave his home to do that,” Krull told the judge.

Like he did during his infamous interview with CBS This Morning, Kelly continues to deny all allegations. Greenberg says Kelly looks forward “to his day in court, to the truth coming out and to his vindication from what has been an unprecedented assault by others for their own personal gain.”

Lifetime’s docu-series, Surviving R. Kelly, was released last year and appears to have acted as a catalyst to Kelly’s potential demise.

Madonna’s Watermelon Images With Black Children Have Left People Disappointed

Madonna recently shared a string photos to her Instagram story that saw her two adoptive daughters posing in front a slice watermelon. The images make it seem as though the slice watermelon are her daughters’ clothes but the possible innocent share has sparked outrage on social media. Considering the racial history behind watermelon and Black people, users are shaking their heads at Madonna for her insensitive post, especially considering that it’s not the first time

White folks have been making fun black folk for their love watermelon since the slave days. I’m sure that Madonna is FULLY aware this. She’s a white woman raising black kids, she should be consciously aware her actions. End story,” one Twitter user wrote, while another user defended Madonna: “Madonna is a wholeass fool but I doubt that she did this on purpose, it’s a cute photo with fruit, blk ppl can get in on the trend too…or should we avoid doing anything with watermelon and fried chicken bc stupid stereotypes? let kids have fun.” 

Madonna's Watermelon s With Black Children Have Left People Disappointed
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Peep more reactions below and let us know what you think in the comments. 

Iggy Azalea Has A Designated Twerking Area At Her Concerts

If you buy a ticket to an Iggy Azalea show and you notice a yellow circle in the middle the floor, you better step out unless you’re planning to show f the goods. The Australian rapper has a considerable amount sex appeal, building her brand based on her aggressive flows, hitmaking ability and fierce looks. Azalea has never been shy to show f her assets, ten shaking her booty in the middle her shows to her fans’ delight. At her concert, she wants all her fans to get into that same spirit, installing a special section that is exclusive to women and men that want to flex their twerking skills. That’s right, Iggy Azalea is setting up a “twerkpit” on tour.

Iggy Azalea Has A Designated Twerking Area At Her Concerts
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There is sure to be a lot dancing going on at Iggy Azalea’s upcoming concerts. The star is gearing up to release her next project this week and as she promotes her new singles, she’s reminding folks the crazy shit that might go down on tour. She took to Twitter to tell everyone about one special initiative she’s starting out. “So if you come to my show; You’re gonna notice a giant yellow circle on the floor in the middle GA that says ‘twerkpit,'” explained the artist. “When it’s about that time at the show y’all gotta clear f the circle ⭕️ unless you bout to show us something crazy.”

The announcement had Iggy Azalea trending worldwide last night with her fans going crazy for the idea. Will you be joining in on the “twerkpit” fun or are you avoiding that area with all your might?

Blac Chyna Fights To Get $2M Case Dropped, Says She Didn’t Out Her Former Friend

Blac Chyna and her ex Rob Kardashian were sued by Blac’s ex Pilot Jones for defamation and allegedly outing him to the world. As the story goes, paparazzi got a photo Pilot and Blac kissing which lead Blac and Rob to blame Pilot, and according to Pilot, the former couple outed him as gay and released his private number to the public. 

We previously posted how Pilot was asking for $500k for emotional distress, $250K for the damage caused within his family, another $250k for past and future medical expenses, $600k for lost earnings and $7,200 for lost rent. The Blast now reports that Blac is demanding the case to be dropped since people knew Pilot was gay for a long time. 

“I met the Plaintiff J.C. Jones in or around 2015. J.C. is also known in the industry and to the public as Pilot Jones. J.C. was introduced to me as a model and an “actor from Glee,” Blac wrote in court documents. “J.C. and I spent a lot time together enjoying each other’s company in a friendly/close relationship for not quite two years. We never had a sexual relationship and he was never my boyfriend.”

She added:  “At all times during our friendship, J.C. was very open about his sexuality, that he was gay. I witnessed him kiss another man in front other people on at least one occasion. I also saw him stick his back side in another man’s face at least one time. I recall that his social media posts at the time did not hide the fact that he was gay. Based on everything I knew about J.C., I believed that he was an openly gay man and that his sexuality was well known.”

Blac Chyna Fights To Get $2M Case Dropped, Says She Didn't Out Her Former Friend
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Blac further explained how the image them kissing was a move she agreed to since Pilot wanted to make his boyfriend jealous. “The kiss was a “peck” on the lips. Neither J.C. nor I meant anything sexual by that kiss, and we continued to be only platonic friends after we took that picture,” she added. Blac blames any threatening texts on her “then-fiancé Rob Kardashian” who took her phone without her permission to send threatening texts. 

Blac is demanding the case to thrown out. A judge has yet to decide. 

Love & Hip Hop ATL Episode 18 Recap: Young Joc Pops The Question

In this week’s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta episode, we are finally at the last episode the season and after all the drama, fights, breakups and makeups, things are finally coming to a close. 

Check out the previous episode’s recap here

Warning: Spoilers Ahead.  


FIGHT FOR ME, JOC

Kendra, Bambi, and Shekinah got together at Bambi’s hair extension launch and the girls caught up on the latest drama. Shekinah broke down the messy series events which occurred on last week’s episode at Rasheeda’s mother/daughter event. Additionally, Kendra admitted although her relationship with Joc remained on the rocks because Karlie’s shenanigans, she still missed him deeply. The women the cast suggested that Kendra continue to give him a hard time to teach him a lesson but eventually take him back. 

With Shekinah’s help, however, Joc was able to coordinate a beautiful proposal. He popped the question to Kendra and delivered a heartfelt speech about the importance she has in his life. Kendra quickly caught on that the masquerade party was actually disguised as a proposal. Both her family and friends were present, unbeknownst to her and the reveal brought Kendra to tears. And course, said yes. Congratulations to the happy couple. 


TY & STEVIE’S 1 ON 1

Since the Atlanta franchise Love & Hip Hop began, we bore witness to the tumultuous relationship between Stevie J and Mimi. It seems that no matter what comes between them, the two always find a way to be at odds with one another. In this week’s episode, Ty decided to have a secret sit-down with Stevie J to squash the ongoing beef. Stevie J agreed to publicly apologize for throwing shade at Ty on social media, but his idea an apology did not please Mimi. As such, Ty coordinated a meeting between Stevie J, Mimi and Faith Evans.

Luckily, both Faith and Ty were able to mediate the situation, but things quickly took a sour turn when Stevie J refused to see the wrong in his way apologizing. Eventually, insults were thrown and both Stevie J and his wife walked out. Perhaps someday, their co-parenting situation will be better, but for now, the drama continues. 


AKBAR V & SIERRA SQUASH THE BEEF

Akbar V and Pooh chopped it up in Hiram’s studio. Pooh filled Akbar in on the Karlie drama and Akbar suggested for Pooh to let it go once and for all. Pooh considered Akbar’s words and chose to leave the Karlie situation behind. Moreover, Akbar V met up with her former nemesis Spice to work on a joint track. That was until Sierra popped up on their session to apologize to Akbar V for the drama which erupted between them in the previous episodes. The two made up and buried the hatchet. 

Relatedly, the potential romance between Sierra and Scrapp DeLeon appears to have ended as Sierra was spotted at Kirk & Rasheeda’s Frost bistro opening with BK. The couple must have let bygones be bygones because Sierra announced that the couple is not only back together, but they will also be heading to Paris. In other news, Sierra also found some compromising information about Pooh and is planning on exposing her very soon. We look forward to finding out what the tea is and we can surely expect it to be messy as usual. 


A FEW BUSINESS VENTURES

Both Scrappy and Bambi are heading into their own business. The episode began with the launch new music from Scrappy combined with the first pieces Bambi’s new hair extension collection. It seems the two are doing well and so, despite the luring tensions between their mothers. Though Scrappy appeared to still be struggling with his car accident experience and related injuries. The rapper sat down with a friend his who was also involved in the accident to discuss the aftermath.

On the other hand, Scrapp DeLeon is also prepping to open up his own restaurant with one his close friends. The reality star gave a few the cast members a taste the oncoming cuisine and they all enjoyed it. Mostly, they were proud to see Scrapp doing so well, fresh out jail and “making legitimate money moves.” Lastly, Rasheeda and Kirk opened up the highly-anticipated “Frost” bistro and threw an early grand opening party to celebrate their achievement. 


FINAL WORDS

This season was indeed a wild ride and we can only look forward to what will go down at the reunion. Each cast member left us with some final reflections with regards to the entire season. Both Scrappy and Bambi are doing well and enjoying raising their little one. Though Scrappy still hopes that he can eventually convince Bambi to have a second child. On the other hand, Spice feels she has done right by the black hypocrisy agenda this season and truly contributed to the fight against colorism.

Sierra and BK are working on rebuilding what they had and will be embarking on a European escapade. Joc and Kendra are in the thick planning their wedding as the season’s newly engaged couple. Karlie and Mo’ are still working on their relationship and exploring IVF options to bring a child into the world. Scrapp DeLeon has a new home and his son, King, will be living with him from now on. He is proud the progress he has made and has finally left the street life behind. Lastly, both Kirk and Rasheeda remain committed to better their relationship and continue honoring their marriage vows.

Don’t forget to tune in next week for the reunion’s recap!