Aaron Carter Gets Nasty After Being Called Out For Stealing Artist’s Work

Aaron Carter has been publicly spiralling for some time now. He would tell you otherwise, but his tweets speak for themselves. He has been constantly sparring with his followers as he denies being on drugs despite them pointing out his erratic behaviour and gaunt appearance. His siblings – including Backstreet Boy, Nick Carter – have also filed restraining orders against him after he publicly accused them ual assaulting him as a child. Amidst all these bizarre stories, Carter has also established a relationship with Adam 22 and become a recurring guest on “No Jumper”.

Well, today you might have seen that Aaron Carter’s name was back in the trending topics tab on Twitter. It’s hard to follow everything that goes on in the whirlwind Carter’s life, so let me break it down for you. Carter has been selling custom tie-dye hoodies on his website for $100 a pop, capitalizing on the current fashion trend. In order to promote these pieces – which customers have tweeted about not receiving nor being refunded for –  Aaron tweeted out a link to the webstore along with what seemed to be intended as an inspirational message. “two lions at war can reach an understanding. I have my lions den, you have yours,” he wrote. He attached a photo that depicted this aphorism, but he apparently sourced it from the Internet without consulting the artist who produced the image. The image a black lion and white lion butting heads was made by digital artist, Jonas Jödicke, who is famous as JoJoes Arts for selling his work on Etsy. 

Jödicke caught wind Carter using his work to promote his own business and called him out for it on Twitter. “Hey @aaroncarter.. You are using my artwork to promote your merchandise. I have not given you permission to do so. My art is being commercially exploited by people on a daily basis. We artists have rights, too!” Despite Jödicke sending this mild message, Carter fired back with insults. “You should’ve taken it as a compliment dick,” Carter typed. “a fan mine sent this to me. oh here they go again, the answer is No this image has been made public and im using it to promote my clothing line aaroncarter.com guess i’ll see you in small claims court FUCKERY.” 

Jödicke responded that he will, in fact, pursue legal action against Carter. He has also since spoken to Forbes about the incident. 

Report: Grammys to Pay Tribute to Nipsey Hussle

The Marathon continues.

The Recording Academy will reportedly pay tribute to Nipsey Hussle at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. According to HITS Daily Double, the Grammys are planning a “major segment” in celebration of the late rapper at L.A.’s Staples Center, where his memorial was held.

An official announcement has yet to be made. Earlier today, the Grammys officially added Tyler, The Creator, Camila Cabello, H.E.R., Jonas Brothers, and Rosalía to the performer lineup. They join previously-announced performers Ariana Grande, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Demi Lovato.

Nipsey, who was nominated for Best Rap Album for Victory Lap last year, is nominated for three awards at this year’s ceremony including Best Rap Performance (“Racks in the Middle”), Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (“Higher”), and Best Rap Song (“Racks in the Middle”).

In a recent interview with Rap-Up, his “Racks in the Middle” collaborator Roddy Ricch reflected on Nipsey’s impact. “He was more than just another rapper to me. He was one of the young motivational role models in the city,” he said. “He really had a positive connection with young people. It wasn’t always about being the toughest or trying to prove yourself or be something you wasn’t. It was more so about being who you were and always having a strong mentality in whatever you wanted to do as far as your ventures.”

The Grammy tribute comes less than a year after the 33-year-old rapper was shot and killed outside his Marathon Clothing store on March 31.

Hosted by Alicia Keys, the 62nd annual Grammy Awards will air live on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.

Beyoncé’s Adidas x Ivy Park Lookbook Has Everyone Staring At Her Royal Heinie

Beyoncé had the entire sportswear world at full attention with the recent announcement her adidas x IVY PARK collection, and now she’s just got the attention everyone (as per usual) as she slowly rolls out the entire lookbook. So far, some these shots are, well, eye-grabbing to say the least.

While the adidas UltraBOOST that’s included in the collection is a beauty in itself, it’s Bey’s back-end that’s got everyone screaming “Bootylicious” like it’s 2001 all over again. The most viral photo (seen above) show’s the Lemonade singer showing f some the set’s key pieces, including a new Sleek Super 72 colorway, backpack, socks (over heels?) and a bodysuit that shows f all the goods. With just a few days until the collection hits retailers — that’s not including the celebs like Cardi B that’ve already gotten wardrobe-style deliveries the entire set — this is definitely a great way to get people more excited about a line clothing and footwear that already had people talking. Good job, Bey.

Watch the campaign video for Beyoncé’s debut adidas x IVY PARK collection below:

Dave Chappelle Endorses Presidential Candidiate Andrew Yang After Donald Glover

Before the New Year, we posted how Donald Glover was one the famous faces to support Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign and now it looks as though the political candidate has yet another famous face on his side. According to Variety, none other than comedian Dave Chapelle is made it clear that he’s ficially apart the #YangGang. The publication details how Dave will be campaigning for Andrew later this month, performing at two benefit shows in South Carolina on the 29th and 30th.

Dave Chappelle Endorses Presidential Candidiate Andrew Yang After Donald Glover
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“Dave is one the most important voices in our country today and I’m thrilled he has thrown his support behind this campaign,” Andrew said in an ficial release. “He and I share similar concerns about the future and hopes for what it could be. We are also parents who see the world that we are leaving to our kids and believe they deserve better.”

Donald not only co-signed Yang but was also named his creative consultant. The extent the role is still unclear but we do know that the Los Angeles pop up shop for Yang had merchandise designed by Donald and his team put on full display. The clothing was described as embodying “the core policies and values Andrew Yang’s Humanity First platform and future collaborations are expected.”

Conor McGregor Reveals Massive Payday From Khabib Nurmagomedov Fight

Conor McGregor‘s return to the UFC is set for this Saturday, January 18, as he faces f against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a Welterweight bout in the main event UFC 246. Ahead the highly anticipated showdown, McGregor sat down for a nearly hour-long interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani where he touched on a number topics including the changes he has made from the infamous Khabib fight until now.

In regards to how much money he is expecting to pull in this weekend, McGregor estimates that his total earnings will reach a whopping $80 million. While discussing the potential for a historic payday, McGregor noted that he received $50 million from the Khabib Nurmagomedov fight in October 2018.

As Helwani mentions in the video clip shown below, most MMA fighters haven’t made close to that amount in their entire career. That fact drew a cackle from the Irish superstar, who responded in kind, “They think I’m toast, Ariel, but I’m still the bread.”

Between his historic UFC purses and the cash grab with Floyd Mayweather, as well as his Proper No. 12 whiskey business, Austin McGregor clothing line, and his many sponsorship deals, McGregor has certainly set himself up for a comfortable life retirement. In fact, the 31-year old fighter tells Helwani that he anticipates being a billionaire by the time he turns 35.

Whether it’s $50M, $80M or somewhere in between, McGregor will get closer to his billionaire goals this Saturday when he battles Cowboy Cerrone at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Salma Hayek’s "Big Butt Exploded The Seams" Of Her Dress Right Before 2003 Oscars

While presenting recent Golden-Globe winner, Renée Zellweger, with the best actress award at the National Board Review Awards Gala on Wednesday, Salma Hayek shared one her favourite—and most hilarious—memories her longtime friend. In 2003, both actresses were nominated for Best Actress at the prestigious Academy Awards—Salma for her role in Frida and Renée for her role in Chicago—meaning the night was going to be especially important for both them. However, Salma ran into a bit a dilemma: “my big butt exploded the seams my Oscar dress and I had no dress for the Oscars,” she revealed.

Salma Hayek's "Big Butt Exploded The Seams" Of Her Dress Right Before 2003 OscarsJamie McCarthy/Getty s for National Board Review

Luckily, her fellow nominee came to her rescue. “Renée] ended up giving me one her dresses that, thank God, was wide here gestured around her butt] and stretchy here gestured around her breasts]. That’s what I wore for that night,” Salma said the Caroline Herrera gown below. Her initial panic was eased by Renée’s generosity, and Salma even noted she “wished] that The Oscars] would have a tie so that we could both win, but we both lost,” to Nicole Kidman for her role in The Hours. Oh well, at least she didn’t have to attend the award show in torn-up clothing.

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Zoe Kravitz Poses Nude For Elle Magazine & Opens Up About Being A Wife

Zoe Kravitz is no rookie when it comes to posing in little to no clothing in front a camera and her latest photoshoot is for the front cover Elle Magazine. The 31-year-old Big Little Lies actress is seen covering her private areas with crossed legs only wearing tasteful jewelry. The vulnerable cover, if you will, is followed with a candid feature in the magazine where Zoe opens up about her marriage to actor Karl Glusman.

Zoe and the LOVE actor first began dating in 2016, got engaged in 2018 and held a marriage at Zoe’s father’s home (Lenny Kravitz) in Paris last summer. While both Zoe and Karl are actively carving out their career, the odd long-distance relationship is something the actress is used to. 

“I’m used to my family living in different cities, yet we stay close while all doing our own things.” “…] Karl has his own career and needs to focus on that, but we’ve been together for a few years now, and we know where we are,” she explained. “If anything, the best part being married is being able to have the odd fight and knowing neither us is going to walk out the door. The commitment feels safe.” 

Kardashian Family Now Selling Kids Hand-Me-Down Clothes Online

The Kardashian and Jenner sisters launched Kardashian Kloset back in September with the plan to sell their used clothes and accessories to fans and boujee shoppers around the world. Each piece comes from the closets Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie and even momager Kris Jenner. “Kardashian Kloset is a luxury designer clothing resale site that brings the fashionable and fun clothing from the famous Kardashian-Jenner family closets to yours,” the site reads. “These pieces have been hand-selected by each family member and are available exclusively for the public to purchase.”

Kardashian Family Now Selling Kids Hand-Me-Down Clothes Online
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Page Six now reports that more hand-me-downs from the children the family are available. So far a Monnalisa dress worn by Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna’s daughter Dream is for sale at $85 while other kids clothing ranges from $45 – $100. The online Kloset also features menswear. While it’s unclear which males associated to the family are selling the clothes, it’s assumed to be Kris’ boyfriend Corey Gamble.

“Our goal at Kardashian Kloset is to share a part the Kardashian Jenner family lifestyle by fering you the opportunity to own one a kind items, while promoting sustainability,” the website added. 

SZA Reveals Waist-Snatching Diet

We recently covered an incredible update from SZA wherein she managed to snatch everybody’s edges bald with a body photo. The picture made waves throughout the internet as it revealed SZA’s amazing, #bodygoals-worthy photo. The TDE-affiliate is known to always wear baggy clothing that does not always show what she has going on underneath. She also underwent a huge physical transformation in the past few years and previously spoke on embracing a healthier lifestyle. And along with killing us stly that Instagram picture, she decided to fer fans some insightful advice as to how she acquired her snatched waist.

In a response tweet, SZA shared details with a fan who asked her “what diet are you on sis?” to which SZA answered “Really don’t know a name for it lmao no red meat (mostly fish ) no dairy no wheat no sugar.. high veggie ..complex carbs only (squash , avocado . sweet potato ect) hella water dassii.” It appears pretty simple, mostly a diet consisting whole foods and less meat. Now, the no-sugar part may be a little bit harder to maintain, but it appears to be the type sacrifices one has to make to acquire this dreamy frame. Will you be taking on this challenge? 2020 is coming up and you could very well be your own body goals.

Gunna Accused Of Snitching After Footage Of Him On "Crimestoppers" Surfaces

Young Thug just launched his long-teased clothing brand, SPIDER. While many are excited to finally cop clothes from the fashion icon, Baton Rouge rapper Tec is not so thrilled about the brand, specifically due to its name. Tec’s record label is called Spider Nation, so he sees SPIDER as Thug stealing his image. Tec went on IG Live and threatened to leak footage Gunna, Thug’s close friend and collaborator, on Crimestoppers

Lo and behold, Tec posted the clip a young Sergio Kitchens (Gunna) on the TV program, simultaneously slandering him for snitching. If you listen to the clip, Gunna appears to be absolving his relative a crime for which he was wrongly committed. The video Gunna on Crimestoppers has started making its rounds on social media and people don’t know how to feel about it. Considering Tec is shouting over the clip he posted, it’s hard to hear what Gunna is saying and know the whole context the situation in question. Gunna seemed to respond by writing, “And u better do the history on this case a n**** smoked.”


Tec is continuing to troll the YSL collective, as he posted another video on IG in which he announces the “Steal A Rapper’s Purse Challenge.” Considering Young Thug and Gunna’s fashion choices, they would be obvious targets this theft.

YouTube’s Highest Paid User Is An 8-Year-Old Toy Reviewer

When most us were eight years old we were probably feeling real lucky if we got so much as a $5 bill on our birthday but a kid by the name  Ryan Kaji is laughing to the bank since he’s become the the highest paid user on YouTube, pulling in $26 million in one year. According to Forbes, Ryan got his start on the platform when he was just three after he was filmed unboxing a gift. He grew to then conduct science experiments on the Tube and branched out to produce a clothing line and toy line. 

 

Ryan currently has 23 million subscribers and if you can believe it, he’s become even more popular over one calendar year since last year he made $22 million as opposed to this year’s $26 million. Close behind Ryan on the list highest paid YouTubers is Dude Perfect pulling in $20 million. The channel follows five friends in their 30s as they break Guinness World Records, perform stunts and play tricks on each other. In third place is another youth, Russian-born 5-year-old Anastasia Radzinskaya who plays games with her dad on her channel. 

Peep the list below and maybe consider a career change in the new year. 

1 — Ryan Kaji, $26 million
2 — Dude Perfect, $20 million
3 — Anastasia Radzinskaya, $18 million
4 — Rhett and Link, $17.5 million
5 — Jeffree Star, $17 million
6 — Preston (Preston Arsement), $14 million
7 (joint) — PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg, $13 million
7 (joint) — Markiplier (Mark Fischbach), $13 million
9 — DanTDM (Daniel Middleton), $12 million
10 — VanossGaming (Evan Fong), $11.5 million

"SNL" Brings Out Baby Yoda For Weekend Update

Baby Yoda seems to be everywhere since the debut Disney’s The Mandalorian, even Saturday Night Live.

During the most recent episode SNL, Kyle Mooney dressed up as the adorable character for an interview on the show’s Weekend Update. There’s one important distinction between this Baby Yoda and Yoda from the show: Mooney’s Baby Yoda can talk.

“I’ve been blessed,” Mooney tells Michael Che. “People are liking the show. All the memes, and the fans. Some sliding in the DMs a little bit. Not saying nothing, but it’s been very beneficial. And let’s just leave it at that.”

Mooney goes on to say that he’s got a Netflix special coming up, a clothing brand and more. 

He concludes the bit calling out another cute character from Avengers, “Baby Groot, do me a favor. Keep my name out your tree mouth before I snap you like a twig.”

Speaking  Avengers, Scarlett Johansson hosted the episode and presented an Avengers-themed opening monologue that included Kenan Thompson as Nick Furry, Pete Davidson in control the infinity stones, and more. Check out the monologue here.

You can see the actual Baby Yoda on the next episode  The Mandalorian, which drops on Disney+ Friday.

Lauren London Pays Tribute to Nipsey Hussle in PUMA Campaign

The Marathon continues.

Lauren London teams up with PUMA in their “Forever Stronger” campaign. The three-and-a-half-minute clip, which was created by the actress herself, serves as a heartfelt tribute to her late boyfriend Nipsey Hussle. London drives through the streets of Crenshaw and Slauson, where Nipsey was raised, while reciting a powerful poem penned by Nipsey’s sister Samantha Smith.

“I got a question only Lord knows: Does life birth us twice?” asks London, who is the mother of Nipsey’s son Kross.

It ends with her standing on a palm tree-lined street in the Crenshaw neighborhood where the couple shot their now-iconic GQ feature.

“Lauren London is proud to join forces with PUMA to support her on this next chapter of her journey,” reads the YouTube description. “This piece was a creative vision Lauren wanted to bring to life to signify the continuation of her marathon alongside PUMA. Forever Stronger.”

In September, PUMA released The Marathon Clothing collection in partnership with Nipsey’s estate. All net proceeds benefitted his Neighborhood “Nip” Foundation.

Lauren London Unveils Puma Collaboration, "Forever Stronger", With Powerful Video

A few weeks before Nipsey Hussle’s death in March, he announced that he had signed a deal with PUMA. His team took the reigns to ensure that this partnership did not fall through and that Nipsey’s company, The Marathon Clothing, would reach as many people as possible. In August, PUMA x TMC released extremely successful sneaker and apparel collections.

In the spirit continuing the marathon, Lauren London has just debuted a new campaign with PUMA, titled “Forever Stronger”. This announcement was accompanied by a video conceptualized by her and directed by Danny Williams. It captures beautiful shots California, while London recites a moving poem written by Nipsey’s sister, Samantha Smith. Under the YouTube video, PUMA shared the following statement: “Lauren London is proud to join forces with PUMA to support her on this next chapter her journey. This piece was a creative vision Lauren wanted to bring to life to signify the continuation her marathon alongside PUMA. Forever Stronger.”

No release dates have been announced for the “Forever Stronger” collaboration yet, but you could take a look at London’s outfit in the video and see if any the pieces appeal to you. It’s nice to see that PUMA will continue working with Nipsey’s loved ones to keep his legacy alive. 

Florida Man Abandons Child On Side Of Highway Because He Thought He Was Gay

Our guardians are entrusted with the responsibility caring for us as children, no matter what. Well, this week a Florida man supposedly abandoned a child on the highway out a belief that the youth might be a homoual. The child, whose age is currently unknown, was found outside a police station crying by himself with a duffle bag containing a few pieces clothing. According to WRBL, the boy says that he was kicked out his house after he had a verbal fight with Evenaud Julmeus, the man who is being accused abandoning him on the highway. 

Florida Man Abandons Child On Side Of Highway Because He Thought He Was Gay
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When a police ficer asked the child what was wrong he told him about what happened with Julmeus and that the verbal disagreement was over whether or not he was gay. At a certain point, Evenaud told the minor to pack a bag and get into the car. He drove to him to a spot on Highway 27 that is near the Haines City Police Department and told the child, “police will find you a new home.”

While the police report did not specify Julmeus’ relationship to the child, multiple sources believe that he is, in fact, the father. He was arrested and also charged with child neglect.