Twitch 'Stream Aid 2020' Live to Support World Health Organization

Twitch’s live event, ‘Stream Aid 2020’, is helping raise money for the World Health Organization.

The 12-hour stream features celebrity guests, music, and games like Fortnite. The event went live on the main Twitch website at noon EST. Twitch hopes to raise as much money as possible to help the WHO fight COVID-19.

Diplo, Die Antwoord, and Charlie Puth are just a few of the music stars stopping by.

Gaming streamers on the platform are also headlining a tournament. Those streamers are participating in doing their part to help raise funds to fight coronavirus.

“Literally, every single person who’s in my live stream has someone who’s affected,” one streamer said. “A lot of people are a little nervous. They don’t know how long they’re going to be out from work, out from school, and they realize how serious it is.”

Twitch is rapidly growing as more and more people are forced to stay home. While the site is geared primarily toward gamers, it has seen an during this crisis.

The site even partnered with SoundCloud to help to affiliate status. Twitch affiliate status allows users to monetize their channels and collect donations from the audience. Twitch itself is no stranger to live streams to benefit causes.

Last year, a game streamer raised more than $2 million in 24 hours for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Other charity organizations like Awesome Games Done Quick also use the platform to reach its audience to benefit their chosen charities.

Some users have concerns about Twitch’s ability to keep the show rolling, though.

Last year during the Fortnite event, Twitch went offline with 3.4 million concurrent viewers. Since the coronavirus outbreak, Twitch has seen numbers rise drastically. So far, the stream seems to be staying up – Amazon probably learned a lesson last year in catering to more massive crowds.

Nike LeBron 17 Low "Easter" Coming Soon: Photos

LeBron James and the rest the NBA are stuck at home right now through no fault their own. Of course, we’re all at home right now due to the Coronavirus. With LeBron f the court, we haven’t been able to see him in new colorways the Nike LeBron 17. Even with this being the case, Nike has still made it a point to show f new colorways, particularly the new low top version. 

The latest fering to be revealed is this “Easter” model. As you can see, the entire upper is covered in creamy beige while the back heel has a blue crown on one foot and an orange crown on the other. These little hints color help make this more an Easter-themed shoe. While many you probably won’t be hitting the court anytime soon, these could certainly be a great cop in preparation for what is to come.

If you want to scoop these up, they will be dropping in Europe on May 16th for $160 USD. A stateside release date has yet to be determined so keep your eyes peeled for that.

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Kid Cudi Mourns Juice Wrld’s Death With Emotional Tribute

It’s been nearly four months since Juice Wrld’s life came to a tragic end, and his death is still haunting those who loved him. On March 27, Kid Cudi dug up an old tweet from the Chi-Town rapper that read, “@KidCudi I need to work with you legend.”

Cudi replied, “It hurts we never got to work together. When we met at Coachella I was surprised u were even a fan. I didnt feel so old after all haha I got something just for u I hope u love. All for you brother. Tell my dad I said hey. Love u man.”

Cudi followed up with a screenshot of a text exchange he had with Juice Wrld shortly after they met for the first time.

Juice Wrld died on December 8, 2019 after suffering a fatal seizure at the Chicago Midway International Airport. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the official cause of death as an accidental overdose of oxycodone and codeine.

Kid Cudi Mourns Juice Wrld's Death With Emotional Tribute

Juice Wrld’s Cause Of Death Revealed

Witnesses claimed Juice swallowed multiple Percocet pills in an effort to conceal them from awaiting law enforcement who had allegedly received a tip there were drugs and guns onboard the private plane.

While walking through the terminal, he collapsed into the seizure and was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois where he died. He was 21 years old.

"The Office’s" Final Season Almost Introduced A Surprising Twist

The Office is one the most popular sitcoms all-time and is beloved by fans all over the world. Two the most popular characters on the show were Jim and Pam. These characters started out as good friends and as the seasons progressed, they fell in love and got married. If you’ve seen the show, then you know the ninth and final season was pretty turbulent for these characters. Jim accepted a job in Philadelphia which left him apart from Pam. While their relationship was strained, they eventually pulled through and stayed together.

In a new book by Andy Greene called The Office: The Untold Story the Greatest Sitcom the 2000s, the show’s writers and actors talk about how they actually wanted to have Jim and Pam split up while eventually getting back together in the final episode. As Jim actor John Krasinski noted, it could have made for an interesting dynamic.

"The Office's" Final Season Almost Introduced A Surprising Twist

“My whole pitch to Greg Daniels] was that we’ve done so much with Jim and Pam, and now, after marriage and kids, there was a bit a lull there,” Krasinki said to Greene. “For me it was, ‘Can you have this perfect relationship go through a split and keep it the same?’ which course you can’t. And I said to Greg, ‘It would be really interesting to see how that split will affect two people that you know so well.’”

Had this storyline taken place, numerous fans would have been in shambles. Luckily for the hearts many, the show finished on a happy note for all the characters, specifically Jim and Pam.

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Coronavirus: Experts Offer Warning For Contact Lens Wearers

It really feels like the entire world is on lockdown right now because the Coronavirus. Governments throughout the world are trying to curb the spread the disease while making sure that people still have enough money to pay their rent and afford groceries. It’s a tough time for a lot people and there remains some misinformation out there about how the disease can be spread. Thankfully, there are numerous experts out there who have been able to comfort us with some useful tips and tricks.

Dr. Thomas Steinemann, a spokesperson for the American Academy Ophthalmology, says people who wear contact lenses should immediately switch to glasses as it could save them from getting the disease. There is a theory that you can spread COVID-19 through your eyes and people who wear contacts are more prone to touching that area. Glasses would theoretically protect you from this.

Coronavirus: Experts Offer Warning For Contact Lens Wearers

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“You touch your eye and then you touch another part your body,” Steinemann said. “You rub your eyes, then rub your face, scratch your face, put your fingers in your mouth, put your fingers in your nose. Some people are not very hygienic and may have forgotten to first wash their hands.”

These are some great tips for those who need a reminder about being hygienic. So far, 1 in 3 people with the Coronavirus have pink eye which just goes to show how big a factor your eyes play in the transmission this awful virus.

Nipsey Hussle Accused Of Acting "Untouchable" By Gang Members In Doc

It seems unbelievable that we’re approaching the one-year anniversary the murder Nipsey Hussle in just four days. Since news first circulated that the beloved rapper had been gunned down in a callous shooting in front his Marathon Clothing store, there have been rumors regarding what led up to Nipsey’s final moments. His alleged killer, Eric Holder, has remained behind bars for the better part a year. As we near the start date his trial, BBC Threedocumentary The Mysterious Murder Nipsey Hussle suggests that the rapper was killed for ignoring street rules.

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Filmmaker Ben Zand not only interviewed Los Angeles Police Department ficials, but he also spoke to members the community where Nipsey grew up. A man named Sedrick from the Eight Tray Gangster Crips in L.A. weighed in with his thoughts on why Nipsey was killed. “Nipsey was stupid, he was stupid,” the gang member and local businessman said. “He didn’t have—his gang didn’t protect him and they wasn’t going to protect him when he got that money.”

Sedrick added that it wasn’t surprising that Nipsey Hussle became a target, especially when his fame reached new heights. “It’s too risky, there’s too many dudes that aren’t gonna like you,” he added. “Nipsey for one, he should have never been at that store without security. He thought he was untouchable.” Sedrick reportedly also touched on the rumors that Eric Holder was called a “snitch” before the shooting. “That’s the worst thing you can say,” he said. “You gotta go kill that n***** man, I’ll call you if you call me a snitch and I ain’t a snitch.” Watch clips from The Mysterious Murder Nipsey Hussle documentary below.

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Learn How to Live Stream and Collect Donations On Twitch & Facebook

Are you a musician who has lost work due to coronavirus shutdowns? This quick guide helps you learn how to live stream on Twitch or contribute to the MusiCares relief fund.

The Recording Academy’s relief fund, , is also helping music professionals. They are accepting applications from professionals who can prove festival closures and event shutdowns impacted their ability to work. While there are a few paperwork requirements for applying, it is to prevent abuse.

But what about supporting yourself with your music during this time? Many indie musicians are turning to streaming on social media to earn income while the world is shut down. Here’s how to live stream on several popular platforms.

How to Live Stream on Twitch

  • Start by signing up for an account at Twitch.tv
  • You will need a microphone, webcam, computer, and your instrument or voice
  • Download Twitch Studio or OBS Studio to get started

Musicians who already have a SoundCloud account can get . Affiliate status on Twitch lets you monetize your channel by displaying ads and collecting donations from your live audience. Affiliate status usually has a few restrictions like having an established userbase, but SoundCloud and Twitch are bypassing these restrictions.

How to Contribute Donations to MusiCares on Instagram

  • Tap the donation sticker button after you’ve taken a photo or video in the Instagram Stories camera.
  • Search for non-profits and select MusiCares.
  • Once you’ve selected MusiCares, give the sticker a fundraiser title.
  • Share your story to let followers know they can start donating.

Contribute Donations from Live Video on Facebook

  • Tap Live at the top of the News Feed on your profile or page.
  • Tap Add Donate Button.
  • Search and select MusiCares.
  • Tap Start Live Video to begin your session with a donation button available.

Add Donate Button to Facebook Post

  • Click, ‘What’s on your mind?’ on your Facebook timeline.
  • Choose Support Non-profit and select MusiCares.
  • Write a post about why MusiCares is vital to use and share the post to your Facebook followers.

 

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne Dropping "Collegrove 2" This Year

It’s only the first quarter 2020 and Lil Wayne‘s loyal fans can likely consider themselves well-fed, what with the release  Funeral in late January. Likewise for 2 Chainz‘s fans, though they might not be as full, given that Tity’s lone album thus far was a T.R.U University compilation. Still, there’s plenty time for that to change, and change it shall. Last night, 2 Chainz hit up Instagram Live to stream some unreleased music, not to mention dropping a major bombshell regarding Collegrove 2. 

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne Dropping "Collegrove 2" This Year

Ever since Collegrove arrived four years ago, many have been eager to see whether 2 Chainz and Lil Weezy would unite for a sequel. Luckily, it would appear that’s the game plan. “I’m also dropping Collegrove 2 this year,” confirms 2 Chainz. “Just know that gon drop, all that secret surprise shit.” Though he doesn’t provide much else in the way a release window, it’s good to know that the Lil Wayne collaboration album remains in the pipeline, though it’s likely we’ll see a 2 Chainz solo album before it hits. 

If the snippets are any indication, we’re in for a treat. 2 Chainz took a moment to preview one the tracks, which features an absolutely savage verse from a snapping Wayne. “Give my people power now we power fiends,” spits Wayne, deep in his bag. “This addiction feeling like a boxer stepping out the ring / you swing and miss, we critically thinking about the critics up in critical condition.” All the while, a jol Tity bops like he knows exactly what he’s got in the stash. Stay tuned for more news on Collegrove 2, which is ficially arriving this year. 

Toilet Licker Tells Dr. Phil She Doesn’t Care If People Die From Coronavirus

A shameless TikTok user by the name Ava Louise told Dr. Phil in a video call interview that licking an airplane toilet seat and putting others at risk contracting coronavirus was all worth it as long as she’s getting attention. If you were hoping to feel dumbstruck beyond belief today, you’re in luck. Yet another TikTok user who is definitely not the brightest mind has reached viral fame for licking a toilet seat on camera, as part the “Coronavirus Challenge” on the app. 21-year-old Ava is making the most her infuriating newfound fame by (virtually) sitting down with Dr. Phil for an interview about why on earth she would ever do what she did, and she’s blown us all away by making us despise her even more than we did before. Who knew that was even possible?

The self-proclaimed “clout-chaser” admits that the toilet was on her sugar daddy’s private plane and that she’d bleached it beforehand, exposing herself for intentionally tricking the public into thinking she was purposely putting herself and others at risk catching coronavirus. Despite these alternative circumstances, the heated debate moves forward, and among the many gems that came out their exchange, Ava confesses that she “was really annoyed that coronavirus was getting more publicity than me.”

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The interview becomes particularly tense, as Dr. Phil attempts to make sense the pure ignorance spewing from Ava’s mouth. As one the many college students that flocked to Florida for spring break despite the global pandemic, Ava claims that young people “can’t” get coronavirus, and that none her fellow spring breakers have contracted it. She also says that “old people” are actually the selfish ones for trying to limit the freedom young people, since older people are “the ones who could die.” When Dr. Phil asks Ava, “if you infect one person that loses their life, is it worth it for you to have this attention?” she says yes, then proceeds to threaten to “pull up and cough on” Dr. Phil himself. He tells Ava that she has a “spoiled and entitled attitude” and asks viewers to “completely disregard everything she’s] saying.” That’s probably some good advice. Watch the full interview in the clips below and try not to lose your mind.

Da Brat Confirms Relationship with Girlfriend Jesseca Dupart

Da Brat has found love.

The “Funkdafied” rapper is opening up about her relationship with hair care mogul Jesseca Dupart. In honor of Da Brat’s birthday next month, Dupart surprised her girlfriend with the ultimate gift—a Bentley Bentayga.

Dupart, who is the CEO of Kaleidoscope Hair Products, shared video footage of the surprise moment when Da Brat saw the $200,000 white whip parked in her garage with a bow on it. Da Brat, who has kept her relationship private in the past, was overcome with emotion before breaking down in tears.

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This video was taken 3•16 …. Her birthday is 4•14 but with the way things were going and my excitement I couldn’t wait 😭😣 it’s so crazy cuz I ordered a CUSTOM bow for the presentation and didn’t even wait on it 🤣🤣🤣 SHE HATES TO ACCEPT ANY GIFTS FROM ME , that’s y she was running . But she deserves the WORLD and so much more 🌎 I’ve never been SOOOO happy and honestly think that it’s not only because of our connection but also because we really been to ourselves. But then all these videos keep popping up like we hiding 🙄🙄 But WE BE IN PUBLIC 🤣🤣 why is y’all hiding to get footage. My better half , my forever , my twin flame 💖💖💖 @sosobrat HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY BABY BIRTHDAY 🎂 🎁 🍰

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“Never have I EVER. Needless to say… I’ve always been a kind of private person until I met my heart’s match who handles some things differently than I do,” she wrote. “Thank you baby @darealbbjudy for far more than this incredible birthday gift. I have never experienced this feeling. It’s so overwhelming that often I find myself in a daze hoping to never get pinched to see if it’s real so I can live in this dream forever.”

Dupart, who goes by DaRealBBJudy on Instagram, also gushed about her “better half.” “She deserves the WORLD and so much more,” she said of the So So Def MC. “I’ve never been SOOOO happy and honestly think that it’s not only because of our connection but also because we really been to ourselves.”

Dupart also posted a photo of Da Brat’s new Bentayga next to her white Bentley Continental. “HERS • n • HERS,” she captioned the pic.

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HERS • n • HERS

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Rihanna Returns On PARTYNEXTDOOR Album: Fans Go Crazy

For the first time in four long years, Rihanna is ficially back in the music world. It’s been a long time coming and, although we all thought that this moment would come through the arrival R9, it ended up being on PARTYNEXTDOOR’s new album PARTYMOBILE

Yesterday, a rumor began flying around that the Bajan Beauty would be linking up with PARTYNEXTDOOR for their long-awaited collaboration, and the speculation turned out to be true. Rihanna’s vocals bless us on “Believe It,” the next single from PND’s brand new album. Although she only ends up saying a total about five words, the Rihanna Navy couldn’t be more excited to welcome her back into the fray. Some people don’t think this is a permanent return though.

Rihanna going back to Fenty after singing 5 words,” wrote one fan on Twitter, sharing a video LeBron James walking out a press session. 

Others were more optimistic: “SHE’S ONLY SINGING 5 WORDS BUT ITS A START PEOPLE.”

While her return is underwhelming to some, it lays out a world possibilities for others. Which side the spectrum are you staying on? Do you think Rihanna will be back full-time now, focusing on the eventual release her ninth studio album, or are we just getting our hopes up?

R. Kelly Uses Coronavirus As Prison Release Leverage

R. Kelly is the latest celebrity inmate to urge the court to release him from prison because the coronavirus pandemic. As cases have ficially reached a higher number in the United States than in China and Italy, R. Kelly is starting to freak out about the global health crisis, pleading with a judge to release him from prison until his trial begins.

Despite being locked up for months, R. Kelly has still not faced trial. The disgraced singer has not been sentenced in relation to his ual crimes and, as we await that time to come, he is looking to spend the remainder his waiting time in the comfort his own home.

R. Kelly’s fear catching COVID-19 is reportedly the main argument in the singer’s latest plea with the judge for an early release from prison. His attorney Steve Greenberg filed an appeal on Thursday (March 26) noting that the 53-year-old criminal is at major risk being infected with the coronavirus if he remains in Chicago MCC.

R. Kelly Uses Coronavirus As Prison Release Leverage
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“No matter what steps they take the sanitation will be substandard, the risk an internal pandemic at the MCC is great,” wrote Greenberg.

According to him, social distancing is nearly impossible at the prison, and soap is only available to inmates who can afford it at the commissary. 

Kelly reportedly wants out on bond, agreeing to remain on house arrest with an ankle monitor activated until his trial begins. If he does get released, he would allegedly go live with his girlfriend Joycelyn Savage at his Chicago condo.

What are your thoughts?

Ari Lennox Delivers ‘Shea Butter Baby’ Remix EP

Ari Lennox has revisited her debut album Shea Butter Baby for a remix EP. The three-track project arrives a few months after she and her Dreamville labelmates dropped their Revenge Of The Dreamers III: Director’s Cut compilation.

The Interscope Records singer puts a new spin on Shea Butter Baby by enlisting the help of Doja Cat, Smino and Durand Bernarr. The remixes include alternate versions of “BMO,” “I Been” and “Facetime.”

View Lennox’s Shea Butter Baby Remix EP stream, cover art and tracklist below.

1. BMO (Remix) f. Doja Cat
2. I Been (Remix) f. Smino
3. Facetime (Remix) f. Durand Bernarr

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French Montana Accused Of Drugging & Sexually Assaulting Model In Lawsuit

The legal trouble for French Montana has heated up. During their rapid exchange insults on social media, 50 Cent hurled scathing accusations toward the award-winning artist. However, none match up to what an unidentified woman claims she endured at the hands “No Stylist” rapper. According to documents reportedly obtained by The Blast, a woman who wants to remain anonymous has filed a lawsuit against Montana, his employee Mansour Bennouna, and his Coke Boy Records label.

French Montana Accused Of Drugging & Sexually Assaulting Model In Lawsuit
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In the lawsuit, Jane Doe states that she and Montana first met at a recording studio in Los Angeles back in March 2018. Later, the rapper reportedly invited her to his private residence and she claims that’s when things took a turn. It was around 6:00 a.m. when Jane Doe says both French and Bennouna told her to take a shot. Soon after, the woman claims she blacked out, “was rendered incapacitated, and remembered ‘several men coming in and out the bedroom.’ She claimed that she remembered French Montana as one those men.”

It wasn’t until 1:30 p.m. that the woman “regained consciousness” to find Bennouna cuddling her in a “spooning” position. She later told authorities that she “felt a pain in her pelvis, lower back and vagina” and went to a hospital to have a rape kit administered after leaving the house “crying hysterically because she felt that she had been drugged and raped.” 

“The investigation showed the presence semen,” The Blast reports. “She also reported the alleged rape to police.” The woman, an aspiring model, says she had to halt her career because the incident. She’s suing for unspecified damages.

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Megan Thee Stallion Compares Herself To Tupac: "He’s Very Dominate"

She’s recently shared her latest EP Suga with the world, and now Megan Thee Stallion is breaking down her lyrics. The Houston rapper recently sat down with Genius for their Verified series as she analyzed the bars to her hit song “B.I.T.C.H.” The Suga track samples Tupac Shakur’s classic song “Ratha Be Ya N*gga,” and Megan Thee Stallion explained why she decided to borrow from the late rapper’s hit.

Megan Thee Stallion Compares Herself To Tupac: "He's Very Dominate"
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“I super love Tupac. N.I.G.G.A. is like on my playlist, so, I’m just listening to it and I’m like, Hell nah. This would sound good if a girl really flipped it,” she said. “I really like the way Tupac speaks. Like, his cadence. His flow. He’s just very dominate. He just give big talk energy and I just feel like I do the same. When he talkin’, he just really be talkin’ that sh*t that I like. I feel like when my Hotties listenin’ to me, that’s how they feel.”

Although her “B.I.T.C.H” lyrics make it sound as if Megan is the type person to fight another woman over a man, the rapper said she’s never done that in her life. She also mentioned that she has had men come into her life who have attempted to tell her how to act. Of course, the rapper didn’t name names, but she said someone tried putting their foot down and telling her she couldn’t twerk on her fans during her live show—and she wasn’t having any that. Check out Megan Thee Stallion chop it up with Genius for Verified below.