Tekashi 6ix9ine Case: Kidnapper’s Lawyer Claims Rapper Staged Incident

Another day, another new development in Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s federal case. Earlier this week, we reported one the co-defendants was sentenced to 62-months in jail for his involvement in an armed robbery last year. Many the defendants chose to cop deals in the case instead moving forward with the trial except for two them. Anthony “Harv” Ellison is accused carrying out the kidnapping 6ix9ine that occurred in 2018. Ellison is allegedly responsible for kidnapping, assaulting, and robbing the rapper for a bunch jewelry. But his lawyer doesn’t actually buy it.

“No robbery or kidnapping or assault happened,” Deveraux Cannick told reporters outside the courtroom, according to Complex. “It didn’t happen. He had an event that made it look like a robbery or kidnapping.” New court documents revealed that the incident was caught on surveillance footage which Cannick believes will ultimately work out in their favor during the trial. “They’re saying the car where the kidnapping allegedly occurred] was wired by the government,” he added. “We believe that’s going to be very helpful to the defense.”

Cannick claims that the whole incident was essentially staged in order to promote 6ix9ine’s album which isn’t unrealistic. After documents revealed that 6ix9ine put money on Ellison’s head, Cannick also said that it was just for show. He has the resources, and apparently he had access to individuals who would carry it out,” he said. “You have to wonder whether or not it was real.” 

Jaden Smith Shaves His Head During A Performance: Watch

Jaden Smith, the son Will and Jada, is an enigma. The young artist is as ambitious as anybody else, hoping to leave behind a legacy that he can be proud at the end the day. He’s been striving as late, booking a whole bunch festival dates and showing out overseas while on tour. The rapper’s new album ERYS was hot enough to land a spot on our Favorite Albums the Year (So Far) list and much that has to do with the beginning tracks on the body work. On one song, Jaden uses hair clippers to create a beat, looping the buzzer over and over before he starts to freestyle over the makeshift instrumental and, for some reason, it sounds beautiful. After the hair-clipper beat caught fire on social media, Jaden began to integrate the track into his live setlist and, lo and behold, he actually went and shaved his head in front thousands people on stage.

Jaden Smith Shaves His Head During A Performance: Watch
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Unlike Britney Spears in 2007, Jaden’s head-shaving is calculated and well-thought-out. The 21-year-old has actually been bringing his electric razor on stage with him at most shows, making the crowd go wild before cutting f the follicles on his head. As we previously said, he’s ambitious and he doesn’t care what he has to do to get your attention.

His recent Finland crowd seemed to enjoy the show, blowing up when one his friends handed him the device to chop f his already-short locks. Peep the video below.

Chance The Rapper Performs "Hot Shower" With MadeinTYO & DaBaby On GMA

Chance the Rapper’s newest project, The Big Day, has divided Chance fans more than any his other work yet. Without getting into details, Chance took the stage at Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series this morning to perform some the most notable songs from the project. 

For “Hot Shower,” Chance was joined on stage by MadeinTYO and DaBaby. The trio performed their respective verses for free in front a giant crowd in Central Park. Some fans, as with the album, had complaints about the performance. One commenter on Stereogum wrote, “I only watched ‘Hot Shower’ but man that’s a tough watch. The sound cuts out half the song, and he’s clearly just singing over a backing track because half the time you can hear his voice when he’s not even singing. At least it’s got a lot energy?” 

If you enjoyed The Big Day, you’ll likely want to check out the performances. Chance presented fans with “Do You Remember,” “Hot Shower,” “Let’s Go On The Run,” “Town On The Hill,” and “We Go High” for a total five songs. If you want to catch Chance perform these tracks in person, he’ll be going on tour this Fall. Check out the performances below.

Kodak Black Will Reportedly Plead Guilty In Illegal Gun Case

It feels like rappers have been getting locked up left and right this year. During Rolling Loud weekend in Miami, a number talented artists had suspicious run-ins with the law, including Kodak Black, who reportedly falsified information on a gun form. Hailing from Florida, the rapper has been behind bars for a minute and although he previously entered a plea not guilty, some sources are learning that he is expected to come clean next week.

According to Bossip, the artist, whose real name is Bill K. Kapri, is set to change his plea after originally telling the court that he was not guilty on firearm charges. The source claims to have obtained court documents, which note that Kodak is due for a hearing next week. It’s possible that with this change heart, he was able to secure a plea deal for a lightened sentence, or no sentence at all. Hopefully, it’s the latter.

Kodak Black Will Reportedly Plead Guilty In Illegal Gun Case
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Kodak Black has been showing signs maturity this week, apologizing to Southside and Yung Miami for the disrespectful bars he rapped about them. Earlier this month, Kodak recorded a freestyle on the phone where he said he wanted to punch the City Girls rapper in her pregnant stomach. Days later, she was targeted in a shooting. Perhaps Kodak is finally starting to grow up.

Nicki Minaj Seemingly A Married Woman, Changes Name To "Mrs. Petty"

Nicki Minaj has been keeping her name in people’s mouths since her recent Queen Radio episode that put a lot things on the table. From her issues wth Joe Buddenclaims Charlamagne Tha Godrequests to Rick Ross and even the return the Cardi B beef, the “Megatron” rapper has started something. More important in contrast to all the feuds is Nicki’s personal life happenings that have to do with her main man, Kenneth Petty.

Nicki stated on her last broadcast that she was going to marry her boo real soon since the first attempt at making things ficial failed. “We filed for the marriage license and we still had to pick it up and I was traveling, by the time I came back, we had to renew it again,” she said. “From that time, you have 90 days to get married. That was about a week ago, so now I have about 80 days.”

While there are no plans for a big wedding anytime soon since Nicki admitted that she’s working on an album, it looks as though the couple found time to make things legally ficial at a court. Just moments ago Nicki changed her Twitter name to “Mrs. Petty” letting it be known that she’s a married woman. 

“He won’t even say the word “Nicki”. He has called me onika since I was 15 so it’s hard to change that. I wouldn’t date anyone cuz I’m about to be married to my soulmate. But that was the problem, others r infatuated w/Nicki Minaj he DGAF about this industry & is very protective,” Nick previously stated her man. Congrats to the newly married couple. 

Nicki Minaj Changes Twitter Name To "Mrs. Petty"

Although Nicki Minaj referred to her boyfriend Kennth Petty as her “husband” multiple times on the most recent episode of Queen Radio, she later explained they weren’t officially married  — yet.

She did, however, say they had obtained a marriage license and would tie the knot in the next 90 days.

But it appears she may have already walked down the aisle. On Friday (August 16), Black Barbie changed her official Twitter handle to “Mrs. Petty,” indicating they’re already married.

Nicki has stirred up plenty of internet chatter this week in the wake of her explosive Queen Radio episode. She not only got into a heated argument with Joe Budden on air, she also went on The Joe Budden Podcast the following day and called out Rick Ross for dissing her on 2017’s Rather You Than Me cut “Apple Of My Eye.”

She then accused Charlamagne Tha God of starting a Nicki “hate train,” something he denied. 

 

Charlamagne Says Nicki Minaj Was "Never Banned" From "The Breakfast Club"

New York, NY – The inimitable Nicki Minaj, who is now the newly coined “Mrs. Petty” on Twitter, made a bold claim on the social media platform this week. On Thursday (August 15), she tweeted she was banned from The Breakfast Club. 

“Charlemagne get so excited when he thinks some1 bout to say smthn negative about me,” she wrote. “that tail get to wagging, that lil pussy get to poppin, he get to giggling. They banned me from the show but always talkn bout me. I’m pullin up cuz we in NY soon. I’d rather be invited tho js.”

But according to Page Six, Charlamagne says they never banned Nicki from the Power 105.1 FM show and would welcome her anytime.

“There was never a problem with her,” he said. “We never banned her from the radio station. There is not a consequence to what she has said now, or in the past. I don’t know why she is saying that. I would be happy and welcome her to come on the show.”

Nicki went on a rampage on an episode of Queen Radio earlier this week, calling out everybody from Rick Ross to The Breakfast Club co-host. During her tirade, she accused Charlamagne of leading a Nicki Minaj “hate train,” which he later denied. 

“Nicki and I have had conversations about this phone call and text message,” he said. “We’ve had these discussions about this ‘hate train.’ It’s not true. If she wants to believe that and wants her fans to believe that, it’s cool.

“I love Nicki Minaj. Nicki put me on her [Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded album]. Nicki and I always had a solid relationship. It went south when I said ‘Anaconda’ was wack. But the moral of the story is I love Nicki Minaj.”

Nicki is busy promoting her new collaborative single with Pop Smoke called “Welcome To The Party.”

Check it out below.

Quality Control’s P Speaks On City Girl JT’s Prison Sentence

Quality Control has been keeping their presence felt, most recently culminating in their compilatory Control The Streets: Volume 2. With features from Migos, Lil Baby, City Girls, Lil Yachty, DaBaby, and many more, the label clearly has no intention on slowing their breakneck pace – even if it means breaking the inherent promise their namesake. While some feel as if the QC brand has diluted late, others welcome the prolific drop rate. And look for it to get even more hectic upon JT’s release, and the City Girls reunion transpires in full.

Quality Control's P Speaks On City Girl JT's Prison Sentence

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Today, QC CEOs Coach K and P sat down with Rosenberg, Laura, and Ebro to discuss a variety topics. Eventually, conversation turned to the incarcerated JT; though Yung Miami has been holding it down accordingly, the City Girls haven’t quite felt the same since she’s been gone. Luckily, P confirms that she’ll be right back to work the moment she touches down. “When JT come home she going to the halfway house,” confirms P, around the 34-minute mark. “But the great thing about the halfway house is they let you go on work release, so soon as she’s out she’s gonna be locked in the studio working,” explains P, providing a silver lining to the situation.

“Hopefully she’ll be out next month,” he suggests. “In a few weeks if everything go how it’s supposed to go.” As for now, JT is currently serving a bid for felony identity theft charges. Look for that to come to an end within the next couple months, should all go according to plan. In the meantime, keep City Girls momentum alive by streaming Control The Streets 2 right here

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Rex Ryan References His Foot Fetish On Live TV And Gets Epic Reaction

New York Jets fans remember Rex Ryan as one the most entertaining coaches and figured in team history. His antics on the sidelines were always hilarious and when it came to his press conferences, he knew how to be entertaining. Ryan has been bringing his analysis to ESPN recently and as you can imagine, his takes are as hot as the sauce on a freshly-baked pizza. Today on ESPN’s Get Up!, Ryan was close to venturing into NSFW territory as he made reference to perhaps one the most egregious sagas in his tenure as Jets head coach. 

During a segment about a football player who had his toenails removed, co-host Sam Ponder expressed her disgust with feet and how the story could sicken those eating breakfast while watching the show. Of course, Ryan had to slide in with a joke, saying “Well, let’s not talk about feet,” all while raising his eyebrow. If you’re not in on the joke, Ryan was outed for having a foot fetish a while back and it was a source ridicule for the former head coach.

As you can imagine, the whole set burst into a parade laughter, while Ponder almost walked f the set in a fit giggles. Ryan knew his joke was hilarious and sat there with a smirk on his face as the viewers processed what they just heard.

At least Ryan can still laugh at himself after all these years.

Undefeated x Nike Kobe 4 Releasing In Giannis-Inspired "Bucks" Colorway

Nike is celebrating “Mamba Day” (8/24) this year with the release Kobe Bryant’s new signature sneaker, the Kobe AD NXT, in addition to a four-pack Undefeated x Nike Kobe 4 Protro collabs. 

The Kobe 4 collabs first surfaced during the NBA season, as seen on the feet Nike Kobe supporters such as DeMar DeRozan, PJ Tucker, Devin Booker. Among the colorways set to drop is a Milwaukee Bucks-themed “Fir” colorway inspired by NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. 

Undefeated x Nike Kobe 4 Releasing In Giannis-Inspired "Bucks" Colorway

UNDFTD x Nike Kobe 4 Protro “Fir”/Kickwhoshow

Just like the other three UNDFTD x Nike Kobe 4 Protro, the Bucks colorway features a patent leather construction with “8” and “24” branding on the heels as a nod to Kobe’s uniform numbers.

The upcoming collection is a follow up to the beloved Undefeated x Nike Kobe 1 Protros that the aforementioned players wore last year ahead Mamba Day. Click here to preview the other colorways and continue scrolling for ficial images the “Fir” rendition. 

Undefeated x Nike Kobe 4 Releasing In Giannis-Inspired "Bucks" Colorway

UNDFTD x Nike Kobe 4 Protro “Fir”/Kickwhoshow

Undefeated x Nike Kobe 4 Releasing In Giannis-Inspired "Bucks" Colorway

UNDFTD x Nike Kobe 4 Protro “Fir”/Kickwhoshow

Undefeated x Nike Kobe 4 Releasing In Giannis-Inspired "Bucks" Colorway

UNDFTD x Nike Kobe 4 Protro “Fir”/Kickwhoshow

Undefeated x Nike Kobe 4 Releasing In Giannis-Inspired "Bucks" Colorway

UNDFTD x Nike Kobe 4 Protro “Fir”/Kickwhoshow

Undefeated x Nike Kobe 4 Releasing In Giannis-Inspired "Bucks" Colorway

UNDFTD x Nike Kobe 4 Protro “Fir”/Kickwhoshow

Offset Goes All-In On Esports After Ownership Investments In FaZe Clan

As the world esports continues to grow at an unstoppable pace, everyone seems to want in. That, “everyone,” now includes Offset. The Migos rapper posted a photo himself on Instagram to announce that he is now an investor in the famous esports team, FaZe Clan. In a post himself rocking a yellow FaZe Clan hoodie, he wrote, “PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OWNERSHIP INVESTMENTS @fazeclan LETSSS GOO #FaZEUp.” Concurrently, FaZe Clan’s ficial Instagram posted a similar photo the rapper with the caption, “Welcome to the fam, @fsetyrn #FaZeUp.”

According to ESportsInsider, in a press release, Offset said the deal, “I love gaming and esports is the future. These two facts make it only right that I be a part the biggest esports organization with some the best players in the world,” to which FaZe Clan CEO Lee Trink added, “FaZe Clan goes beyond gaming and esports – we’re leading a transformation in culture and entertainment. Offset represents a new generation cultural leaders who understand that shift. FaZe Clan is redefining what it means to be an iconic entertainment brand and working with a visionary like Offset is another step towards the future – we not only dominate in competitive gaming we are setting new trends across content, merchandise, brand partnerships, and beyond.”

The financial specifics have not revealed at this time, but Offset is just one many artists from the music industry who have ventured into esports. Drake, Diddy and Wiz Khalifa all have partnered with various esports organizations.

 

Jamie Foxx Reveals Inside Scoop On Ezekiel Elliott’s Cowboys Holdout

Dallas Cowboys fans have been sweating recently thanks to the contract situations going down with players like Dak Prescott and more importantly, Ezekiel Elliott. As right now, Elliott is holding out from training camp and is refusing to report there until he gets the money he wants. The issue with Zeke’s holdout is that running backs aren’t valued like they used to be and the Cowboys are worried that he could go into a steep decline after being paid by the team. 

As we go deeper into the preseason, Elliott’s holdout becomes more and more concerning although team owner Jerry Jones doesn’t seem to be in too much a rush to really do anything about it. While this is concerning for Cowboys fans, they should rest assured that things will get better soon as Jamie Foxx recently told TMZ about how a deal is going to be in place in the near future.

“I got the word, I got the underlying word,” Foxx explained. “That it’s all the way, all the deals are being worked out. Look out, baby!”

Foxx isn’t exactly a journalist although he has been spotted at their practices in the past and seems to know some people within the organization. If Foxx’s report happens to be true, then perhaps the Cowboys won’t be a mess this season after all.

Young Thug Celebrates "So Much Fun" With Birthday Extravaganza

Last night, Young Thug had ample reason to celebrate. With his birthday ficially kicking f at midnight, in tandem with his debut studio album So Much Fun, Thugger made sure to throw a bash befitting his “Slime Boss” status. While last year’s birthday bash ultimately ended poorly for the Atlanta icon, what with him being arrested for gun charges and all, this go-around appeared to fire f without a hitch. TMZ provided a few tidbits about the evening’s festivities, which found several notable figures sliding through to hold it down. 

Young Thug Celebrates "So Much Fun" With Birthday Extravaganza

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Among them were Meek Mill, Gunna, Ben Simmons, Bre Tiesi, Maxo Kream, Cash XO, and more. Also on deck was a veritable stash Remy Martin, the essential component to three “Slime” themed cocktails, appropriately titled “Slime,” “The London” and “So Much Fun.” For all you aspiring bartenders out there, “Slime” consists Remy V.S.O.P, Ginger Beer, and Lime. “The London” consists Remy XO, Brown Sugar, and Bitters. And “So Much Fun” consists Remy 1738, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup and Club Soda. At this point, all signs point to an evening celebration, though perhaps a few hangovers are being nursed as we speak. 

In the meantime, be sure to check out So Much Fun, which has already been garnering plenty fan love. Happy birthday Young Thug, and thanks for dropping f another batch fire.

Young Thug Celebrates "So Much Fun" With Birthday Extravaganza

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Meek Mill Teases Brand New Banger With Quavo & Offset

Meek Mill is less than a year removed from the release his latest project, Championships. He’s been teasing new music since then including a “summer pack” which we’ve yet to receive but maybe it’ll be coming soon. As he stays previewing new music on social media, he hit the ‘Gram with a short clip himself and Quavo in the studio working on a new song with Papamitrou Boi. Papz is one Meek’s go-to producer these days, putting in a ton work on Championships. On this record, he serves up a dark, electrifying beat and Meek and Quavo are heard snapping on the record. Meek also revealed that Offset is also on the song but there’s no audio his verse included in the clip.

This new single that Meek’s teasing comes just a few days after he teased a remix to Pop Smoke’s “Welcome To The Party” on his Instagram page. Much like the song with Offset and Quavo, it’s unsure when we could expect it to drop, if ever, but we’re definitely excited for more music from Meek and Dreamchasers as a whole now that Meek’s label has partnered with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. Although he hasn’t announced a new album just yet, we’re hoping that he actually does follow through with giving us some sort project before the year’s end. 

Travis Scott Dons Mysterious New Air Jordan 6 "Cactus Jack" Collab

Travis Scott has some the most popular Jordan Brand collaborations in the sneaker world right now and it doesn’t seem like he has any plans slowing down. In just a few weeks, his highly-anticipated Air Jordan 6 is slated to release and fans are already extremely excited about that prospect. There is no telling what else Travis will release in the future but today, we got a sneak peek at a brand new potential Air Jordan 6 collab courtesy the fan account @laflamewxrld.

While out and about in Monaco, Travis could be seen wearing the Air Jordan 6 pictured below, which looks like it is covered in yellow as opposed to Olive. There is no concrete information on this colorway but fans are already excited about the possibility it releasing. This wouldn’t be the first time La Flame has kept a personalized colorway to himself but sneakerheads can always hold out a little bit hope.

Is this a colorway that you would want to see from Scott & Jordan Brand or could you do without another shoe from the two? Let us know in the comments what you think and be sure to stay tuned for updates on this potential sneaker.