Ever since Stephen A. Smith was named the coach one the Celebrity NBA All-Star teams, he has been searching for the captain his team. Smith desperately wants to beat Michael Wilbon’s team and he is looking to recruit the best celebrity players in order to do so. Today, Smith emphatically announced that he had found someone to captain his team and so far, he seems to have made a great choice.
None other than Chance the Rapper will represent team Stephen A. at the Celebrity All-Star game. Chance has been known to play basketball every now and then so it only makes sense that he would want to take part in this game. Not to mention, Chance’s image makes him appear like a leader which means he will certainly make a great captain.
It will be interesting to see who else is added to Smith’s team as we get closer to All-Star weekend. We know Stephen A. can be incredibly competitive so he’ll certainly want to get a hold the best players available. If he ends up losing to Wilbon, we can only imagine what kind rant is going to ensue.
Perhaps we may even see him step into the game. After all, who wouldn’t want to see Stephen A. get buckets?
Just last week, Bhad Bhabie claimed that she was leaving Instagram. She gave a “Y’all Won” speech about how the constant criticism she faces on social media for cultural appropriation has been damaging to her mental and how she needed a break from it all. “Congrats mission complete!” she wrote. “Y’all made the lil 16 year old completely loose it! Social media has not only made me but also is every reason I can’t sleep at night. Imagine being called a racist white c*nt every second they day… I show f a tattoo they say I’m tryna b black… I defend my self then boom I’m labelled as a racist. There’s no winning as a celebrity on this app everything I do will b considered wrong.”
She did refrain from using the app for a few days, but returned yesterday to advertise the music she was bumping the car (Lil Durk‘s “Prada You”), as she usually does. The viral sensation also said during her rant last week that she would be disabling comments on her posts, but she didn’t follow through on that resolution either. Comments are pouring in on her latest post, which shows her, dressed in a groutfit, taking selfies her booty. In the caption, she declares herself to be “the only case worth catching”, so it seems all the haters haven’t diminished her confidence too much.
Just yesterday, CNN reported that student loan debt in the United States had reached a staggering $1.6 trillion. This is evidently a crisis that must be tackled. Fortunately, there are people, like David Adefeso, who are searching for a way to relieve Americans this burden. Adefeso is known by many for being Tamar Braxton‘s boyfriend, but he also deserves recognition for his app, Sootchy, which is set to launch this year. According to its website, Sootchy “combined AI-enhanced financial planning, the power community and tax efficient incentives to remove the need for student loans.
In his latest Instagram post, which shows him photographed with two his colleagues, Adefeso explains his motivation behind founding Sootchy. The caption reads:
“When I graduated from Harvard Business School I had student loans equal in size to a mid-sized mortgage in the average American city! 46 million Americans are in that same predicament today. And 150 million more children over the next 18 years will have their life’s choices limited due to the overwhelming burden student loans. We look forward to working with the hardworking and diligent state treasurers at nast.org and the terrific and dedicated team at @collegesavingsfoundation to help these 190 million kids and adults avoid or eliminate student debt.”
Braxton started dating Adefeso in 2018 – a year after splitting from her husband nine years, Vince Herbert – and he sure seems like a keeper.
Drake has been teasing fans with new music for a long time now but in typical Drake fashion, he is making sure most information stays under wraps. The Canadian artist is one the biggest acts in the entire world and in 2019, he didn’t release a project although he did come through with some singles here and there.
Just yesterday, Drake took to Instagram where he flexed some his poetic prowess as a way to get fans excited about what he might be writing. As you can see, Drake came through with some interesting bars and rhyme schemes that will surely have fans demanding a project in the near future. Unfortunately, these bars didn’t come with some sort announcement, such as a release date.
“Psychic readings, Corporate meetings, Power lunches, Private funding,100 push ups 100 crunches, Final touches, Lemon squeezes, Island breezes, Press releases, Moving speeches, Multi tasking, Torches passing, Strong attractions, Forceful actions, What’s really cracking, I’m maintaining thanks for asking,” Drake wrote.
For now, we’re going to have to be patient when it comes to new Drake music. It takes time to craft a great album and we’re sure the artist is dotting his i’s and crossing his t’s before dropping another body work.
Last week, Pop Smoke and Casanova got caught up in a rather predictable beef. It seemed to have stemmed from Pop Smoke, a burgeoning Brooklyn rapper, declaring himself the “King New York”. Bestowing oneself with the title has been a recurrent trend throughout the history hip hop and every time a rapper does it, it incites dissenters. Considering Pop Smoke is still on the come up, fellow Brooklynite, Casanova, was not willing to let Pop Smoke’s bold claim slide.
On Pop Smoke’s newly-released song, “Christopher Walking”, he raps: “She know that Papi outside, she know I’m the King New York.” It wasn’t only the second half this bar that Casanova took issue with. After hearing a preview the track on Pop Smoke’s Instagram, Casanova responded, “STOP USING MY PHRASE ‘WE OUTSIDE’ YEA MY PHASE‼️CAUSE YALL NOT OUTSIDE WE KNOW WHO’S OUTSIDE.” He also tweeted that “NOBODY RUNS NEW YORK IT’S TOO MUCH OUTSIDE N****S TO FRONT LIKE ONE N**** HAS THOSE POWER TO CONTROL THE WHOLE BITY.”
Pop Smoke initially refused to retract his statement about being the “King Of New York”, but he and Casanova have found a way to put aside their differences. Casanova’s latest IG post shows him playfully wrestling with Pop Smoke with the following caption: “BEFORE WE ATE WE GOT SOMETHING OFF OUR CHEST… WHO YALL THINK WON?” Meek Mill was glad to see that the rappers’ heated standf turned into a friendly one, commenting “G shit” with a ton trophy emojis.
On Friday, Pop Smoke was arrested for stealing a Rolls-Royce, which was apparently borrowed for a music video. After news circulated that he was locked up, Casanova took to Instagram to advocate for his release. In retrospect, this was the first sign that their beef would be squashed. We will continue to provide updates on that case.
Coco Gauff has repeated history as she returned to the Australia Open and issued out a win against Venus Williams just half a year after defeating the older Willaims at Wimbledon.
“That was really difficult. She played really well,” Gauff said post-match. “…] I definitely was more confident this time. I think I was used to playing on big courts, so the crowd – I guess the size the crowd didn’t startle me as much as last time,” Gauff said. ”Definitely, a bit more positive coming into this match.”
With her win, Gauff now becomes only the 4th woman in the past 30 years to win 6 or more major matches before turning 16.
Elsewhere in the tournament the favorites Roger Federer, Noami Osaka and Serena Williams all come out on top in their respective matches as Osaka took down the Czech Republic’s Marie Bouzkova while Williams defeated Russia’s Anastasia Potapova. Federer claimed his victory by beating out Steve Johnson the USA.
“Definitely, it was really tough for me trying to control my nerves,” said Osaka her win in round one. “I’m really glad I was able to finish it in two.”
Pressional skateboarder Paul Rodriguez has another limited edition Nike SB collab in the works, drawing on inspiration from P-Rod’s Mexican heritage and the country’s boxing roots. The P-Rod x Nike SB Dunk High first launched exclusively at select skate shops on Saturday, January 18 but they’ll release again the SNKRS app on Tuesday, January 21.
That said, the kicks are already available at StockX in a number sizes for just slightly more than the $125 retail price. Considering the collaborative Dunks are a limited release, you’d be wise to secure your pair today before the resale prices blow up even further.
P-Rod’s Mexico-themed Nike SB Dunk High comes equipped with a pristine, white leather upper, highlighted by red and green detailing as a nod to the colors the Mexican flag. The kicks also feature a championship belt inspired lace dubrae, a matching Paul Rodriguez logo on the tongue and a tri-colored outsole.
It’s been some time since Tyra Banks has been linked to anyone on the romantic front. The top model has been linked to a number known faces over the years her career such as Will Smith, Seal, Jonn Singelton and more. Page Six now reports that Tyra’s new man, Canadian businessman Louis Bélanger-Martin, are still going strong.
Emma McIntyre/Getty s
According to the publication, the duo has been dating for over a year and is said to be “pretty happy.” Apparently, when he isn’t travelling for work, he’s always by Tyra’s side and even her friends are all aware her new love since she was “very quick to introduce him as her man.” The couple was recently spotted at the TCL Chinese Theatre for the premiere Bad Boys For Life in Hollywood.
Their first public outing together was in October last year when they were seen having a romantic date and later after that, they were reported to have moved in together.
Tyra has one son with her ex, Erik Asla, named York and previously detailed the struggles she underwent with undergoing in vitro fertilization. “I think I’m lucky, you know, I did it for about a year and a half IVF and some women do it for years and years and years,” she said.
Who could forget Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly‘s famous beef 2018? They both penned diss tracks directed at one another and MGK’s in particular, entitled “Rap Devil”, caused quite the stir. The beef is also probably at the top your consciousness because it has just been rehashed. Eminem makes two references to MGK on his surprise album that dropped on Friday, Music To Be Murdered By.
Based on these bars, it’s pretty unambiguous that Em isn’t interested in taking shots at MGK anymore, yet still interested enough to mention his name twice on his album (the second time is on “Yah Yah”). However, MGK still seems to hold some ill will towards Shady. After Music To Be Murdered By dropped on Friday, MGK tweeted, “mad af I just stepped out a loud room to hear this bullshit.” If it wasn’t clear what “bullshit” he was referring to, he followed this tweet with a clue: “he’s been rich and mad for 20 years straight.” He added the throwing-out-trash emoji to this message, intimating that he isn’t too impressed with the quality Em’s latest.
Nike is making sure the Dunk Low sees a resurgence in 2020 and they’re doing a great job so far. January began with teaser images for Travis Scott‘s Nike SB Dunk Low collab and now, we have some more Dunk Low news. As it turns out, Nike will be bringing back the “Plum” colorway which became famous all the way back in 2001. This sneaker was a part the Japan-exclusive pack called “Ugly Duckling.” This colorway graced the Dunk High back in 2011 but now, sneakerheads will be blessed with the OG version.
As you can see from the images below, the shoe features a light purple upper with dark purple overlays. The suede materials are complemented by a red Nike swoosh which helps tie in the overall motif. This is a classic Dunk Low that will certainly play on the nostalgia some you OG sneakerheads out there.
For now, these are slated to release on Friday, February 7th for $110 USD through the SNKRS App. Let us know in the comments below what you think these and whether or not you plan on copping.
Utah Jazz superstar Donovan Mitchell grew up as a huge fan comic books, which is the reason why his Adidas signature sneaker line carries the “Issue #1” moniker. Tying in to Mitchell’s love for comics and his “Spida” nickname, Adidas has already released a plethora Spider-Man colorways the D.O.N Issue #1.
Now, it looks like Adidas is shifting their focus to Gotham with a Joker-themed colorway.
Though Adidas has not yet confirmed the “Joker” nickname or any release details, rumors suggest the special edition kicks will be available on February 1 for the retail price $100.
The Adidas D.O.N. Issue #1 features a propulsion clip on the side for lateral support and a wider outsole to provide stability for landing from above-the-rim leaps. Adidas’ Bounce cushioning ensures a comfortable ride, and a unique, wavy tread pattern, which represents Mitchell’s unconventional path to the NBA, helps drive his illusive speed.
Check out our unboxing the OG Adidas D.O.N Issue #1 below, followed by additional photos the Joker-themed colorway below.
Cheetos has been around since the late 40s and since then, it’s been infamous for leaving orange dust on your fingers. It’s essentially inevitable if anyone sticks their hand into a bag their chips. The residual matter is referred to as Cheeto Dust because, well, that’s exactly what is it. However, the company has formally come out to announce the actual name Cheeto Dust.
No longer should anyone refer to Cheeto Dust as Cheeto Dust. From here on out, Cheetos has declared their cheesy powder as Cheetle. Taking to social media, their animated mascot confirmed the news while Dictionary.com confirmed that this has been the ficial name it. In fact, they revealed that Cheetle has been around for the past 10 years, even though this is clearly news to the rest the world.
Perhaps everyone has just been willfully ignorant the term. Cheetos has reminded people that it’s called “Cheetle” on a few occasions. Tweets stemming back to 2015 referred to the dust as Cheetle while recent tweets from the last few weeks have reminded the masses that Cheetle is the correct term.
Of course, people on social media were confused about this while others questioned whether this will stick in the long-run or if people will continue to call it “Cheeto Dust.” That’s a choice you’re going to have to make.
Easter is almost here which means you can be sure sneaker brands are going to come through with their very own colorful shoes to celebrate the occasion. Nike is one the biggest brands to partake in this tradition and 2020 is no different. According to Sneaker Bar Detroit, Nike will be kicking f the festivities with a Nike Air Force 1 Low colorway that certainly lives up to the aesthetic the Holiday.
Based on the images below, you can see that the upper is covered in white leather while pastel colors make their way throughout certain areas the silhouettes. For instance, blue outlines the barely volt Nike swoosh on the sides. From there, pastel purple is placed onto the tongue. Perhaps the most colorful areas the sneaker are the toe box and back heel which consist an iridescent makeup. Easter is known for its colorful pastels and this latest Air Force 1 lives up to that reputation.
You can expect these to drop sometime in the Spring as the Holiday approaches. Be sure to stay tuned as we will provide any release updates as soon as they become available.
Today marks the return Ivy Park. Beyoncé’s clothing company hasn’t dropped a collection in years, as she took time to acquire full ownership and re-strategize the whole operation. She severed ties with Topshop and shifted to a partnership with Adidas. This news was announced last April, but Beyoncé detailed the future her athleisure line in a December cover story for Elle. “I am excited for you to see the campaign for the first collection this new partnership,” she said. “It incorporates my personal style and expands that to include something for everyone. I love experimenting with fashion, mixing high and low, sportswear with couture, even masculine and feminine. This new line is fun and lends itself to creativity, the ultimate power.”
Everything Beyoncé does is a cause for great excitement, but Ivy Park returning from its hiatus with a bunch killer designs had people feverishly clicking to add to cart. Unfortunately, many discovered that they did not act fast enough as they saw the Ivy Park products sold out on multiple websites. The line was initially scheduled to drop on Saturday (Jan. 18), but it went live on Adidas a few hours earlier.
We’ve known for some time now that Justin Bieber is a man the lord and he’s a proud member Hillsong, the Beverly Hills-based church he frequents on the regular. “I wouldn’t consider myself religious,” Justin explained in his last Vogue feature. “That confuses a lot people because they’re like, ‘Well, you go to church.’ I believe in the story Jesus — that’s the simplicity what I believe. But I don’t believe in all the religious elitism and pretentiousness like people are better than you because they come to church, like you have to go to church and dress a certain way.”
After days trying everything in his power to get his latest single “Yummy” to become the number one song on Billboard, the singer lost out to Roddy Ricch whose single “The Box” became the smash hit. “Thanks everyone. So thankful,” said the singer, re-posting a report the chart positions. ” @RoddyRicch You had to go and make a banger smh! Haha ur the man!! Love the song!! congrats on your first #1!! Everyone go stream #thebox,” he wrote on Twitter.