Rockets Twitter Account Serves Suspension, Loses 1M Followers

NBA fans were minding their own business this week when all a sudden they realized the Houston Rockets Twitter account had been suspended on Monday. Fans weren’t sure what happened as the suspension seemingly came out nowhere. In a report from the Houston Chronicle, it was revealed that the suspension actually came in light the fact that they were allegedly using copyrighted music in a few their Twitter videos.

Today, the Rockets twitter account was reinstated, although it lost about 1 million followers in the process. They started Monday at 2.8 million but quickly went down to 1.91 million. The Rockets should get their followers back though as it usually takes a full 24 hours before a previously suspended account gets all its followers.

“Twitter will respond to reports alleged copyright infringement, such as allegations concerning the unauthorized use a copyrighted image as a prile or header photo, allegations concerning the unauthorized use a copyrighted video or image uploaded through our media hosting services, or Tweets containing links to allegedly infringing materials,” explains Twitter in their copyright policy.

The Rockets Twitter account posted a GIF today in relation to their suspension, making mention the fact that they’re pretty happy that the whole thing has been resolved. If the team was still in the playfs, this ban definitely would have been a bigger problem.

Lizzo Opens Up About Being Seen As A Feminist & Her Live Flute Performances

Lizzo has opened up many times in the past about her body confidence and love for normalizing the dimples in her butt. The singer’s choice sexy clothing and bold style choices is something that’s labelled her as a feminist and while she may be one, she recently told NPR that if she was a “thin woman, maybe that wouldn’t be the case.”

“I feel like women who are smaller aren’t really given the opportunities to be body positive or role models either, because we’ve been conditioned to believe that women are using their bodies for the male gaze,” she said. “And I think if I were slimmer I don’t think people would look to me with the same type like, “Oh wow, she’s so brave she’s doing this and representing everyone!” the way they do,] because I’m big.”

Lizzo Opens Up About Being Seen As A Feminist & Her Live Flute Performances
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Lizzo further detailed how there are different waves feminism, especially for different generations. 

“I think that the wave feminism right now that’s overtly sexual and in your face I think is just the response to where we were. Like, I’m going to wear a suit and I’m going to boss up on you. … You-can’t-tell-me-what-to-do type vibes, and I’m] like, “No, I’m gonna tell you what to do!”

As for her flute skills, something she’s shown during every performance, Lizzo reminds her fans that flutes have always been a part hip hop, you’ve just never seen someone perform with it. “Have y’all heard J Dilla? Have y’all heard Metro Boomin? Like, these producers use flute all the time. One the biggest hits was “Mask Off,” and … the chorus was just a flute solo,” she said. 

Lizzo Opens Up About Being Seen As A Feminist & Her Live Flute Performances
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“I think that flute and hip-hop are very sexy. I think that flute and hip-hop have gone together for a long time. I think this is just the first time you actually see the artist actually playing the flute.”

Stream Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You album here. 

"Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" Heads To Trinidad & People Are Pissed

It’s been a messy, messy season Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. This week, Karlie Redd managed to find her name in the news on more than one occasion. The reality star finally spilled the tea on her real age, telling the world that she’s 45-years-old. Yesterday though, something way more important happened. After allegedly flirting hard with MoneyBagg Yo during a live stream, Karlie’s fiancé actually called f their engagement, saying that they’ve amicably split up because the video. Surprisingly, Karlie has been silent about the break-up. Now, a new scandal has broken out in advance the episode airing next week, which is set to show members the cast heading to Trinidad & Tobago.

"Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" Heads To Trinidad & People Are Pissed
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news website running in Trinidad has published a piece that is gaining traction among Love & Hip Hop viewers because how negatively it portrays the show. One specific segment the reality program, which will air next week, reportedly shows Pooh Hicks and Karlie Redd with one them referring to Trinidad as a “potty country.” In the promotional clip, the Trinidad flag flies while Pooh Hicks travels to the country with a “soiled sheet” to depict an accident that occurred when her husband had anal sex with Karlie Redd. Not sure we want to actually watch that and considering the country Trinidad is being referred to as “potty” in a segment like that, we’d say their locals have a reason to be mad.

Will you be tuning in next week?

Ayesha Curry Claps Back At Hater Who Body-Shamed Her 30-Pound Baby

Steph Curry always manages to find his name in the news. Whether he played an amazing game the night prior, won another championship, sank a ridiculous trick shot, or anything else, he’s always in the headlines. His family has managed to share the spotlight with him over the last few weeks though and it all started when his wife, Ayesha Curry, spoke about the lack “male attention” she received on Red Table Talk. Ayesha has continued reigning the trends and the current reason why she’s in the news has to do with her response to a hater that suggested her 10-month-old son be placed on a diet.

Ayesha Curry responded to pregnancy rumours by making a joke about her son Canon Curry’s weight, saying that she was simply jotting out her hip in an awkward photo because her son was “breaking her back.” She noted that the 10-month-old child weighs thirty pounds and some commenters got at her because that. The majority folks were laughing alongside Ayesha but one person took it too far. The since-deleted comment said, according to Yahoo: “Maybe portion-control his food a bit.” Ayesha took matters into her hands and spoke out in her own comment. “Excuse you? No. Just no,” she wrote. 

Body shaming is never appropriate but against a baby? Come on, y’all. 10-month-old Canon Curry is an adorable little boy and his mom will stand up for him whenever she can.

Ayesha Curry Claps Back At Hater Who Body-Shamed Her 30-Pound Baby

Ayesha Curry Claps Back At Hater Who Body-Shamed Her 30-Pound Baby

Keith Thurman Issues A Challenge To Conor McGregor: "Box, Me Baby"

Keith Thurman is set to face f against Manny Pacquiao on July 20th and the American Fighter has been adamant about the fact that he will beat Pacquiao and even end his career. The two fighters are doing promotion for the bout and it is gearing up to be an exciting event that will surely have boxing fans everywhere paying attention with a keen eye. While Thurman has to focus on Pacquiao, it appears as though he’d be interested in taking a fight against UFC legend Conor McGregor. Of course, McGregor fought Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring in 2017 and with McGregor expressing interesting in getting back in the ring, Thurman wants some the smoke, according to TMZ.

“You know you make more money in the boxing ring anyway,” Thurman said. “Box me, Conor.”

Thurman also went into heavy detail when it comes to McGregor’s boxing style, saying that there are plenty holes in his game and that he would beat him down with ease.

“In boxing], the advantage is do you have skills with the left? Do you have skills with the right? Do you have footwork? And, one thing Conor] doesn’t have is conditioning. He does not have conditioning. He is not ready for these championship fights,” Thurman explained. “Floyd walked him down and beat him like he was playing ‘Fight Night!'”

Would you want to see Thurman take on McGregor and if so, who would win?

"Terminator: Dark Fate" Trailer Reveals Return Of Arnold Schwarzenegger

The first ficial trailer for the upcoming Terminator film has arrived. Set to pick up where 1991 classic Terminator 2: Judgment Day left f, the film looks to feature a new breed Terminator, this one skewing closer to the human side – at least, where morality is concerned. With the movie scheduled to arrive on November first, many have been wondering whether Dark Fate will mark a return to form for the once triumphant Terminator series. 

"Terminator: Dark Fate" Trailer Reveals Return Of Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Though James Cameron is serving as one the film’s producers, he will not be returning to the director’s chair for this go-around. This time, the honor is reserved for Tim Miller  Deadpool fame, who will be tackling his first entry in the longstanding Terminator franchise. Though the last few installments have been garnered tepid critical response, Dark Fate has the advantage bringing Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor back into the fold, as well as a grey-bearded Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising his iconic role. Will that be enough to propel this one into the hearts die-hard fans? Or is Dark Fate’s namesake about to become a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Check out the trailer below, and draw your own conclusions. 

A Post Malone-Inspired Sunglasses Collection Is Being Released By Eyewear Brand Arnette

Post Malone has been keeping busy lately, what with his recent collaboration with DJ Khaled and Travis Scott on the track and accompanying video “Celebrate” from DJ Khaled’s Father Of Asahd, as well as his most recent collab with Crocs, which sold out within 24-hours.

The Dallas-raised rapper/singer is known for his eccentric style music, blending together different genres to create a unique sound which stays true to his own personal, unconventional style. His sense fashion may be deemed too confusing or outlandish by some, however, no one can doubt that the musician certainly has a distinctive stylistic approach to everything he does, and hey, people really do love his croc collabs.

The most recent news sees California-based eyewear label Arnette, announcing Post Malone as its latest brand ambassador. To celebrate the declaration, the brand put together a range sunglasses inspired by the cross-genre superstar’s signature style.

The new eyewear options center around sustainability, and feature a street-style leaning crafted eco-friendly BRT600LS bio-based plastic. Additionally, each pair will come with a recycled elastane pouch and special packaging. The new styles aim to reach youth culture status and include gender-fluid, 90’s inspired frames – available in bold color combinations. Shot on Arizona ground against the unfiltered haze the desert, the campaign images highlight Malone’s unapologetic odd-ball style and the ‘young and wild’ attitude the brand.

The Post Malone-inspired eyewear collection will be priced between $100 and $110 USD, and will be available May 23 on Amazon, and very soon on Sunglass Hut; a preview the collection can be seen here.

SZA Previews New & Unreleased Music Ahead Of "CTRL" Follow-Up Album

SZA‘s been doing a few collaborations as late that includes her Game Thrones Power to Power” track with Travis Scott and The Weeknd as well as her latest DJ Khaled tune, “Just Us.” While it’s all nice and sweet, it’s safe to say fans are really waiting for another tape by the “Love Galore” singer. The last album by SZA was the beloved CTRL that recently celebrated 100 weeks on the Billboard charts. “God forever working harder than satan. THANK YOU,” she captioned the news. 

More recently, SZA has been giving us little teasers what we can expect from her upcoming releases by sharing snippets to her social media. The first two clips below hear some luscious intros to some tracks, as well as SZA singing about wanting to be herself. 

The next clip is a longer one, revealing a detailed preview SZA’s lyrical fering and where she’s coming from as an artist at this moment in time. 

We can only hope this tape is as well received at CTRL, so it sparks SZA to not make it her last. “My world got so much smaller so fast. I have so much to write about. I feel like I’m in a cage,” SZA previously stated about her career plans. “I’m making the best album my life for this next album and I know that… because it’s going to be my last album.”

Say it ain’t so. 

Drake Blasted By Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Representative For Trolling

Drake has been breathing down the neck Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo all throughout the Eastern Conference Finals. Of course, Drake is the biggest Toronto Raptors fan in the world and the rapper has taken every opportunity to give Giannis a piece his mind whenever he messes up. Drake’s antics were on full display last night as the Raptors routed the Bucks 120-102 to tie the series up at two games apiece.

Not everyone was a fan Drakes trolling though. Georgios Dimitropoulos who is a representative for Giannis, took to Twitter in a now-deleted tweet where he put the Scorpion rapper on blast for his actions on the sideline.

“Imagine a gig & an athlete on VIP seats, right next to the band, stands up on the stage just to show f during the entire game, knowing cameras are on him, occasionally even massaging the singer,” Dimitropoulos wrote, according to Sports Illustrated. “Security&him both allow it. Never seen anything as disrespectful as this before…”

The rep was referring to when Drake got up and massaged head coach Nick Nurse’s shoulders in the middle a game. When the series goes back to Toronto for Game 6, you can be sure that Drake will be up to his usual bag tricks. A few words from an angered representative won’t do much to suppress one the biggest artists in the world.

Christian "King" Combs Mourns Kim Porter With Beautiful Picture

Last November, Kim Porter passed away at the age 47, due to a battle with pneumonia. Since then, her former partner Diddy and their children have been trying to pick up the pieces, grieving the loss with every passing day. A few weeks back, Puff opened up about her heart-wrenching final message to him, in which she implored the mogul to “take care her babies.”

Today, one her sons, Christian Combs, took to Instagram to once again memorialize his mother. The picture, captioned with “I MISSSSSS YOUUUUU!!!!,” finds mother and son together during a simpler time; it’s bittersweet to behold, the happiness the past paired with the depressing reality the present.

Diddy took a moment to comment on the picture, expressing his own grief for his longtime girlfriend. It’s clear that Porter’s loss will continue to loom over the Combs family, who continue to receive support from their friends, fans, and family. Hopefully Christian, Puff, and the rest their children will find peace with every passing day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Combs family, and once again, rest in peace Kim Porter. 

Christian "King" Combs Mourns Kim Porter With Beautiful Picture

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Aaron Carter Clarifies Claim That Michael Jackson Was "Inappropriate" With Him

Leaving Neverland resurfaced the decades-old claims that Michael Jackson molested children. Since then docuseries aired, many his collaborators and friends distanced themselves from his name, such as Quincy Jones, while others, like Aaron Carter, came to his defense. Last month, the singer alluded to having an “experience” with Michael Jackson which prompted many to assume that he may have actually been molested by the pop icon. A few days ago, a clip surfaced him saying that Michael was never inappropriate towards him, “Except for one time. There was one thing that he did that was a little bit inappropriate,” and that’s where the clip ends.

Aaron Carter Clarifies Claim That Michael Jackson Was "Inappropriate" With Him
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Carter clarified his comments on MJ after claiming people were making a “mountain out a molehill.” In a series tweets, he said that he never ousted Jackson as a “child molester” but he did look back and find that there was a single incident where the singer was inappropriate.

“Everyone having my back I appreciate you,” he said. “My reasoning for even speaking on this subject is to tell my truth, be real and to also have his back based on my experiences with Michael. He was an amazing guy, I stand by that. So I ask u not to turn this into something it isn’t.”

In another tweet, he wrote, “My story HAD to be told in order to protect a man and friend I ACTUALLY KNEW.”

Peep his tweets below. 

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Antlia" Rumored To Drop Soon: Detailed Images

Kanye West‘s Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 will be coming out in a glow in the dark colorway this weekend and as the year progresses, there will be even more colorways the shoe dropping. There have been two colorways teased as late, with one them being the “Antlia” model. It was believed that the sneaker was going to be blue, although those rumors were quickly walked back as it was revealed that the shoe is actually yellow.

The sneaker has the same pattern as the “Static” colorway as it also has the translucent stripe. In many ways, this shoe looks like the “Butter” model, although it does appear to be quite darker. Thanks to the Instagram account @hanzuying, we now have a detailed in-hand look at the pair.

As it stands, there is no ficial release information when it comes to this model. Some have theorized that it will be released in June, although no ficial information has come from Adidas just yet. With so many 350 V2 colorways coming out these days, some have grown tired the silhouette, although that hasn’t stopped every single colorway from selling out.

Stay tuned for updates regarding this shoe as we will be sure to bring them to you.

Nipsey Hussle’s Baby Mama Plans To Fight Hard Against His Family: Report

The question who will continue to assume custody Nipsey Hussle‘s daughter Emani Asghedom was a major topic for the last few weeks and now that a decision has been made there, the late rapper’s baby mama is looking to control his estate. According to TMZ, Tanisha Foster, who was fighting for custody against Nipsey’s brother Sam and his sister Samantha, is now looking to become the main administrator his estate. 

Nipsey Hussle's Baby Mama Plans To Fight Hard Against His Family: Report
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The report reads that all signs are pointing to an ugly showdown in court between Foster and Hussle’s family members, with Tanisha looking to assume full responsibility for the rapper’s estate. Sam Asghedom, Nip’s brother, has estimated the estate at $2 million and he is the manager his brother’s fortune. Since Nipsey died without a will, Sam filed legal docs asking to be the main administrator his estate. A decision will be made during a June 10 hearing but Foster appears to have some qualms about that.

Both Nipsey’s children would split the rapper’s earnings, meaning Kross and Emani would get approximately $1 million each. Tanisha Foster has been temporarily blocked from earning physical custody Emani, who lives with Samantha Smith, but if she ends up being granted custody, it could help her case. There is reportedly “bad blood” between Foster and Nipsey’s loved ones so this could potentially get ugly.

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The Notorious B.I.G. Getting Brooklyn Street Named In His Honor

Brooklyn, NY – A block in Brooklyn where The Notorious B.I.G. spent his formative years is being named in his honor. Rolling Stone reports the stretch of St. James Place between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street will now be called Christopher Wallace Way.

Last Wednesday (May 15), the Brooklyn Community Board 2 voted to approve the re-naming petition 33 to one, with four abstentions. The dedication is expected to be approved by the City Council and Mayor Bill De Blasio soon.

“Honoring Biggie symbolizes more than just one man,” initiative leader LeRoy McCarthy said. “It symbolizes a culture. It symbolizes a borough. It symbolizes a people, and Hip Hop is worldwide.”

In a video clip of the Community Board 2 hearing, Juliet Cullen-Cheung — Transportation and Public Safety Committee Board Chair — said the effort to dedicate Christopher Wallace Way has received support from Council Member Laurie Cumbo and New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, despite pushback from those who take issue with the profanity and misogyny in Biggie’s lyrics.

To that, Cullen-Cheung said, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is a champion of feminist rights, is happy with her moniker, Notorious RBG.”

The initiative got off the ground several years ago but was initially shut down.

“[The Notorious B.I.G.] started selling drugs at 12,” CB2 committee member’s Lucy Koteen said at the time. “He was a school dropout at 17. He was arrested for drugs and weapons charge. He was arrested for parole violations. He was arrested in North Carolina for crack cocaine. In 1996 he was again arrested for assault.

“He had a violent death and physically the man is not exactly a role model for youth. I don’t see how this guy was a role model and frankly it offends me.”

But, Hip Hop has clearly prevailed and Christopher Wallace Way will finally become a reality. According to Billboard, the dedication ceremony is scheduled for June 10. Several members of Biggie’s family are expected to the public ceremony, including his mother Voletta Wallace.

May 21 (today) just happens to be the slain rapper’s 47th birthday. Bump some Biggie in his honor above.

NBA Finals 2019 Schedule: Dates, Times, Where To Watch

Last night, the Golden State Warriors punched their ticket into the NBA Finals for a fifth-straight year. Tonight, the Toronto Raptors take on the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4 their Eastern Conference Final matchup. With the series at 2-1 in favor the Bucks, the Raptors can force a minimum six games with a win. This would certainly help the Warriors who will have a lot more rest than their potential opponents. 

The NBA Finals will begin on May 30th and according to Sporting News, Game 7 the ECF would be on May 27th. This means the winner that series would only have three days rest, while the Warriors would have nine. Check out the full NBA Finals schedule below.

May 30 Game 1 at Milwaukee/Toronto 9 p.m. ET (ABC)
June 2 Game 2 at Milwaukee/Toronto 8 p.m. ET (ABC)
June 5 Game 3 at Golden State 9 p.m. ET (ABC)
June 7 Game 4 at Golden State 9 p.m. ET (ABC)
June 10* Game 5 at Milwaukee/Toronto 8 p.m. ET (ABC)
June 13* Game 6 at Golden State 9 p.m. ET (ABC)
June 16* Game 7 at Milwaukee/Toronto 9 p.m. ET (ABC)

If watching on TV isn’t your speed, you’ll be able to live stream all the games through Watch ESPN which is certainly an adequate alternative. 

Who do you think the Warriors will be playing against and do you think they have what it takes to win their third-straight title?