Nike Air Max 98 "Kylian Mbappé" Unveiled In Detail: Official Images

Kylian Mbappé is one the most exciting young soccer stars in the entire world and at a young age, he was able to lead the French National Team to a World Cup championship in 2018. Playing for Paris Saint-Germain, Mbappé has been able to continue his dominance on the pitch and it has resulted in numerous brand deals. Of course, one those most important deals is with sportswear brand Nike who is gifting him with a beautiful new shoe for his 21st birthday on December 20th.

The shoe in question is the Nike Air Max 98 which can be found below. When it comes to the upper, it is covered in a luxurious dark grey tone while hints gold are sprinkled all the way throughout. KM is written on the tongue which is, course, the soccer star’s initials. The French flag can be found near the laces which adds another layer personalization to the shoe.

According to Sneaker News, these appear to be a PE for now but there is a slight chance these could release to the public in the future, so stay tuned for updates.

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Juice WRLD Dead at 21 After Sudden Seizure at Chicago Airport

Rapper Juice WRLD (aka Jared Higgins) was pronounced this dead this morning after suffering a massive seizure at Chicago’s Midway Airport.  The rapper was 21.

Juice WRLD reportedly collapsed in a violent seizure at Chicago’s Midway Airport before being rushed to the hospital on Sunday (December 8th) morning.  The rapper, whose real name is Jared Higgins, was quickly pronounced dead by medics.

Early reports suggest an ugly scene, with Higgins shaking violently and bleeding from the mouth.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office in Illinois quickly confirmed that Higgins died shortly after the seizure.  The cause of death has not been stated, though an opioid-related overdose appears to be the culprit.

Higgins recently celebrated his 21st birthday on December 2nd.  The rapper was born in Homewood, Illinois, a suburb just south of Chicago.

Even at that young age, Juice WRLD had some serious accomplishments under his belt.  After emerging from SoundCloud, Higgins scored smash hits with “All Girls Are the Same” and “Lucid Dreams,” with a promising career ahead.  The rapper was signed to Interscope Records (UMG) and in 2018.

That success also attracted some controversy — and litigation.  The rapper was also battling a serious legal threat from Yellowcard, a 2000s-era emo band that claimed massive copyright infringement.  The $15 million lawsuit alleges that Juice WRLD infringed portions of “Lucid Dreams,” though the rapper’s death undoubtedly complicates aspects of the case.

It should be noted, however, that Sting — whose 1993 track, “Shape of My Heart,” forms the instrumental basis of “Lucid Dreams” — was highly supportive of the track (and the royalty check it generated).

Other mega-stars were also big fans — and the rapper’s death is prompting an outpouring of grief and support from a number of major musicians.

Earlier, the rapper admitted to using prescription drugs like Xanax and Percocet, while alluding to harder stuff.

RIP Juice WRLD.

More as this develops.

Moogfest 2020 Canceled Due to 'Logistical Reasons'

The organizers of Moogfest 2020 have announced that the electronic music festival, which was scheduled to take place next year in Durham, North Carolina from April 16 to April 19, has been cancelled “for logistical reasons.”

The festival began in 2004 and has been held annually in North Carolina since 2010, with the exception of 2015, in which there was no event. In 2016, the festival moved from Asheville to Durham.

Moogfest, which has billed itself as a “multi-day music, art and technology festival,” has been focused squarely on electronic music. It is named after the late Robert Arthur “Bob” Moog, who invented the Moog synthesizer and who is considered by many the founding father of electronic music. It was actually held in Asheville because Moog lived the last 30 years of his life in the city, and it usually took place near Moog’s birthday.

Among the artists who have played at the festival include:

  • Devo
  • Laurie Anderson
  • Gary Numan
  • Kraftwerk
  • Suzanne Ciani
  • Keith Emerson
  • Brian Eno
  • Giorgio Moroder

While the organizers of the festival did not categorically state that the festival would return next year (or ever), they did indicate that it was their intention to bring the event back in the future, or start something similar to it.

Anyone who purchased tickets for the 2020 event can receive a refund by emailing the festival at its website.

The organizers of the festival issued a statement in conjunction with the announcement. They said:

“To all attendees, artists, sponsors, presenters, and volunteers: thank you for your support, understanding, and patience as the Moogfest experience continues to evolve.”

They added:

“We will continue to support emerging artists, celebrate the musicians who helped shape electronic music as we hear it today, and work diligently to design an event that honors the spirit of Bob Moog and the Moogfest community.”

Ashanti Becomes First Female To Join The Millennium Tour

Lil Fizz’s birthday was on November 26th but all that was pushed to the side since Omarion came through to announce the 2020 Millennium Tour. Instead Omarion bringing his B2K members on the road like last time, he’s leading this tour with Bow Wow to show love to their 2007 album Face Off. Other acts set to perform are  Soulja Boy, Lloyd, Ying Yang Twins, Sammie, Pretty Ricky and now the first female has been added to the docket. 

Ashanti Becomes First Female To Join The Millennium Tour
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Omarion shared just today on Instagram that none other than Ashanti will be hitting the road with the crew. So far she’s the only female to be featured on the tour and the announcement was well received with some suggesting that the “Rain On Me” singer should be the only woman involved. “That should be the only girl! Have a new lady each year. Now the girls should have their own tour and special guests one guy. That’ll be dope,” one user commented. 

Aside from Ashanti’s plethora hits from earlier in her career, she’s released recent singles that have also pulled in love such as her “Pretty Little Thing” tune and her “Say Less” track featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

Kendall Jenner Straddles Bella Hadid As They Show Off Their Bikini-Clad Bods

If your friends won’t straddle you on the beach, who will? BFFs Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid laid poolside in Miami this week while they’re in town for Art Basel. As Bella lounged around in her bikini top and jeans on a lounge chair, Kendall decided to climb on top her and playfully hold her down. It seemed to be all in good fun, as Bella was smiling and the two continued to soak up the sun together, showing f their A-level model figures. Check out the photo on Daily Mail.

This isn’t the first time the two besties have gotten a little more intimate in front the camera than most friends. In October, a video from Kendall’s snapchat shows Kendall giving Bella a big ol’ smooch on the pecker for Bella’s 23rd birthday. Kendall was also straddling Bella on this occasion as well, showing that the girl definitely has a go-to move.

Kendall seems to have gotten over a recent incident that occurred at a Rams game LA that she attended with sister, Kylie. When Kendall appeared on the Jumbotron, the crowd booed her relentlessly, displaying their clear disapproval Kendall’s presence at the game. Nothing like taking a trip to Miami and mounting your buddy on the beach to recover from public humiliation.

Odell Beckham Jr. Playfully Flirts With His Gorgeous Model GF On IG

Odell Beckham Jr. has been having himself a fairly rough season with the Cleveland Browns but when it comes to his personal life, he seems to be thriving. Just a few weeks ago, it appeared as though OBJ and his model girlfriend Lauren Wood had made things ficial as she wished him a happy birthday. During this time, OBJ has been fairly forthcoming about his attempts to flirt as he is constantly making comments on her Instagram posts.

These efforts have been ramped up over the last couple days as you can see in the two posts below. In the first one, OBJ makes two comments saying “U neeeedta chilllouttt” and “N2S.” In the other post, OBJ plays f her caption by saying “Just bc what….???”

In each instance, Wood has thrown some playful shots back at him so it seems like things are going pretty great between the two. If you’re OBJ, you’ve got to be happy to have someone like Wood in your corner, especially after such a difficult season. OBJ is currently on his longest streak games without 100 yards and there are already rumblings that he could be dealt in the fseason.

We’re sure we’ll be seeing more social media flirting from these two in the future.

Omarion FaceTimes "Millennium" Tourmates To Recreate Classic Budweiser Ad

While the announcement the 2020 leg “The Millennium Tour” should have solely been an occasion for celebration, it was largely discussed for sparking drama. After it was revealed Apryl Jones, Omarion‘s baby mama, was dating his former B2K bandmate Fizz, people were dying to see Omarion‘s reaction. Rather than ranting about this betrayal, he kept his cool. His only retaliation was sharing the lineup for “The Millennium Tour” on Fizz’s birthday, even though B2K was not included. Omarion will be going on an extensive North American run alongside Bow WowSoulja BoyLloydYing Yang TwinsSammie and Pretty Ricky. Meanwhile, Fizz will be missing out on this stream revenue, which will likely be sizable considering the nostalgia for early 2000’s R&B.  

The performers are now trying to change the narrative surrounding the tour from pettiness to joyfulness. Omarion shared a video on Instagram him lounging by his pool and FaceTiming his tourmates to get fans pumped up. The artists play on their tour’s throwback theme by re-creating Budweiser’s “Wazzup?” commercial that aired from 1999 to 2002. The bit was intended to inform fans that pre-sale for the tour starts this Thursday at 10 AM and that they could save $5 if they use the code “PARTY”. Omarion also revealed that more cities will soon be announced. 

Are you gonna catch “The Millennium Tour”? 

Aaron Rodgers Receives Beautiful B-Day Message From Danica Patrick

Aaron Rodgers is easily one the best quarterbacks in the NFL and over the last few years, he has been dating former NASCAR and Indy Car driver, Danica Patrick. The two are one the sports world’s most powerful couples and through thick and thin, it seems like they always have each other’s backs.

Today, Rodgers is celebrating his 36th birthday just one day after notching four touchdowns against the New York Giants. To honor this occasion, Patrick took to her Instagram where she penned a touching tribute to Rodgers. In the post below, she explains in detail what Rodgers means to her and the things they have shared in their lives.

“I am so grateful the universe made you!!! The star dust started it all, but you have done nothing but make it better every year your life,” Patrick wrote. “Thank you for being the loving, generous, thoughtful, patient, fun, funny, spontaneous, talented, smart, and uber attractive man, that I get to walk through life with.”

If you’re Rodgers, you can’t help but feel like a lucky guy. These two continue to go strong despite the busy schedule that comes with being an athlete. Hopefully, Rodgers can carry this support into the postseason as he goes for his second Super Bowl.

Governors Ball Won’t Let Minors In Unless Accompanied By Someone 21 Or Older

The Governors Ball in New York City has been around since 2011, and the music festival is, more ten than not, a huge success. However, next year, a new set rules will be implemented to supposedly improve the festival experience. As part their New Age Policy, the festival, which will take place next on June 5-7, 2020, marking its 10-year-anniversary, will require that any attendees 17 years or under be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years or older. The policy change also explicitly states that any festival-goer 21 years or older who wishes to accompany a minor to the festival may only bring up to two attendees under 18 years old.

Governors Ball Won’t Let Minors In Unless Accompanied By Someone 21 Or OlderTaylor Hill/Getty s for Governors Ball

While this new policy may frustrate or inconvenience some teenagers who are still under 18 that wish to attend the festival with their close-in-age friends, there is one condition that may fer a sigh relief for those 17-year-olds with birthdays coming up. The policy only applies to one’s age as the date the festival; in other words, if a ticket is purchased by a 17-year-old who has turned 18 by the time the festival rolls around, then this person will be permitted to attend the festival without an accompanying adult

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“Nothing is more important to us than the quality the festival experience, and the changes we are implementing this year come directly from fan feedback and conversation.” said Tom Russell and Jordan Wolowitz Founders Entertainment, who run the Governors Ball. “We are always listening, always evolving, and always trying to give our fans and our city the best festival they could ask for.”

Family Calls Out Chuck E. Cheese’s In Louisiana For Alleged Racism: See Footage

A family in Louisiana is calling out Chuck E. Cheese’s for alleged racist behavior after an employee in the iconic mouse character appeared to ignore their daughter, who is black.

Damon Payne filmed his 3-year-old daughter, Dynver, trying to hug and greet Chuck E. multiple times on their visit to the restaurant in Metairie, LA on Monday in celebration her birthday. However sadly, the little girl kept getting turned away from the mouse as he looked to purposely greet other white children instead her. “You don’t see her?” Payne can be heard asking the employee. “She’s right here.”

After their visit, Payne posted the video to Facebook with the caption, “MY KIDS WILL NEVER STEP FOOT BACK IN Chuck E Cheeses. #racismdoesntcarewhatage. Please do me a favor share this and tag anybody with power she didn’t deserve that. That’s at the one in Metairie, LA.

When he showed the manager the video, the restaurant fered him and his family 50 free tickets to redeem at the gift shop, which is just down right disrespectful.

The following day, on Tuesday (Nov. 26), a different manager contacted him and said the company’s policy is for the character not to initiate contact with a child. “Our cast members are trained not to initiate physical contact with the children – in case they are afraid Chuck E.,” a representative from Chuck E. Cheese said in a statement. “We want to assure our guests that we take great measures to protect the experience all children and families have in our restaurants.”

Aaliyah’s Catalog Reportedly Coming To Streaming Services In 2020

The rise the streaming has been host to a number pushes from fans for earlier catalogs. In anew update it seems that Aaliyah‘s rotation tracks will finally be making its ways to digital platforms. 

It was Barry Hankerson, the late singer’s uncle and founder her native Blackground Records who took to social media to reveal that her full discography would be published on all major streaming services on her what would be her 41st birthday: January 26th, 2020.

“We listened, this is not a drill in honor the great legacy #Aaliyah,” tweeted from protected Twitter account, tagging Apple Music, Spotify, TIDAL, and Amazon Prime. 

Currently, 1994’s Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number debut album is the only project Aaliyah’s that lives on streaming. Her subsequent One In a Million and 2001 self-titled effort are not on any platforms. Hankerson, who holds complete control Aaliyah’s masters has previously been cited as the primary force behind her absence on digital platforms. As Complex points out, a correlation in Blackground’s failure to survive in the digital age could be correlated with Hankerson’s inability to fully cope with his niece’s death according to sources.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Says He’s Moving To Africa Next Year

It looks like Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had some much fun and intrigue in Africa during a recent trip that he’s making a move to the continent in 2020. Dorsey said in a message on the social media platform that he didn’t know where he would be living, but he planned to spend up to half next year in Africa.

“Sad to be leaving the continent…for now,” Dorsey tweeted on Wednesday. “Africa will define the future (especially the bitcoin one!). Not sure where yet, but I’ll be living here for 3-6 months mid 2020. Grateful I was able to experience a small part.”

Jack Dorsey, who just celebrated his 43rd birthday on 11/19, had been in Ethiopia recently as part a tour the continent that started on November 8 and included stops in Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia and South Africa.

Techpoint publisher Adewale Yusuf, who organized a meeting between Dorsey and tech publishers and entrepreneurs, told CNN that he expects Dorsey to live in several African countries during his move abroad. “I don’t think he will pick a specific country. He might shuttle between a few African countries. But I definitely think Nigeria will be one the countries,” he said.

Odell Beckham Jr. Hooks Jarvis Landry Up With $110K Birthday Watch

Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry are two the biggest friends in the NFL. The two have known each other since they were teenagers and even got to play at LSU together. Now, they are playing for the Cleveland Browns and line up on opposite sides the field every single Sunday. These two are among the NFL’s best wide receivers and their friendship has managed to persist for so long. 

Landry recently celebrated his 27th birthday and OBJ felt as though it was necessary to get him a stylish new gift. To mark the occasion, Beckham Jr. hooked his friend up with a $110,000 Patek Philippe 5980 Nautilus. According to TMZ, the watch was made in part by Gabriel The Jeweler who has a long list celebrity clients.

Beckham has been known for his tastes over the years and watches are amongst his favorite possessions. This season, OBJ has caught a lot flack for wearing watches on the field and now, Landry has the hardware to land himself that very same criticism. We’re sure Landry was appreciative the gift as who wouldn’t be happy about a six-figure watch, especially a Patek Philippe.

Let us know in the comments below what you think the watch. Was this gift too much or perfect considering their friendship?

Hailey Bieber Flexes On Justin By Giving Him More Expensive Gift Than He Gave Her

Happy wife, happy life, indeed. On Tuesday, just four days after her 23rd birthday, Hailey Bieber surprised her hubby Justin Bieber with a white diamond-encrusted chain as a surprise gift in Miami. The necklace  is made white gold, and, according to TMZ, is valued at $90k. Justin showed f his new bling on Instagram on Tuesday with the caption: “@jadellebh got the ice on lock.” Hailey reportedly reached out to the L.A. jeweler Jadelle Beverly Hills right before her and Justin’s trip to Miami.

It’s a bit peculiar that Hailey would present Justin with such a lavish gift immediately after her birthday (especially since Justin’s isn’t until March). It’s even more peculiar that she got him something so extravagant since Justin’s birthday gift to Hailey—an albeit gorgeous diamond watch—is valued at $20k less than his new ice. Was Hailey trying to beat Justin at his own excessively wealthy game? I guess when you’re that rich, a mere $20k here and there doesn’t make much a difference. Besides, it’s the thought that counts, isn’t it?

Justin also spilled that the two them are planning to have kids soon in an Instagram post by the singer, where he wished his wife a happy birthday. “next season BABIES,” he wrote after some kind words about Hailey. Keep an eye out for signs a baby Bieber on the way.

Miley Cyrus Shocks & Disappoints Fans With New "Modern Mullet"

Miley Cyrus is taking after her dad, Bill Ray, with her surprising new ‘do. On Saturday, Miley spent her 27th birthday getting a DIY haircut from her mom, Tish Cyrus, who posted a video on her Instagram herself chopping f Miley’s blonde locks. Though it is sweet that a massive star like Miley still gets her mom to cut her hair, she eventually had the cut corrected by hairstylist, Sally Hershberger, who posted a photo the end result with the caption, “PUNK VIBE🤘🏻✂️🖤.” Sally received some backlash for her work on Miley’s hair from fans who claimed that she ruined their favourite singer’s tresses.

One fan had some particularly strong feelings about the look, commenting, “This is the worst haircut I’ve ever laid my eyes on.” The fan went on to say that now people who “don’t like Miley are gonna think she’s going through a meltdown again.” Sally responded to the criticism, pointing out that the photo is misleading due to the way Miley is posing by commenting, “if you knew anything about hair it’s the position she’s in that’s why it looks that way, it’s 100% even.” She also noted that because Miley’s hair had been straightened, it looks “more severe.” While Sally thinks the “modern mullet” is “very cool” and tells the fan “it’s something you probably aren’t even well-versed in,” others agreed with the fan, expressing their feelings about the haircut on Twitter and even mourning Miley’s long hair.

Lucky for them, hair does grow back eventually, and MIley will likely move on to some other drastic hair change soon enough.