Kawhi Leonard Hilariously Refuses To Give Gatorade Free Publicity

Kawhi Leonard doesn’t care if Gatorade is an ficial sponsor the NBA – if they aren’t cutting him a check he will simply refuse to give that tasty sports drink any free publicity. Those are the rules.

Case in point, Kawhi made sure to remove the bottle Gatorade that was intentionally placed on his table ahead his post-game interview on Sunday night. The best part is you can even hear Kawhi, perfectly on brand, mutter to himself, “Not sponsored by Gatorade.”

Of course, this viral clip is giving Gatorade even more exposure but that’s besides the point here. Kawhi may be the most unintentionally funny athlete all time given his stoic nature and expressionless demeanor both on and f the court. The guy (possibly robot) is all business all the time – no frills, fluff or fuss.

And this video begs the question: Does he conduct an ocular sweep the podium for any non-sponsored products every time he conducts an interview? If so, nobody noticed until Sunday’s All Star Game. But now that the cat is out the bag, and people will surely be keeping an eye out to see if any rogue Gatorade bottles sneak by at future press conferences.

Kansas Man Offers $25,000 To Anyone Who Can Land Him A Girlfriend

Jeff Gebhart Prairie Village, Kansas is fering $25,000 to anyone who can help him find a girlfriend, as reported by Complex.

The 47-year-old Kansas man launched the website DateJeffG.com to announce the proposition: “I’m single, and I don’t want to go back to the normal, app-based dating stuff,” Gebhart explains on the site. “I think that a lot people treat each other pretty poorly through that, and it’s a toxic community. I kinda have a choice there, and I’m choosing not to do that…I’m trying to develop a better way, and I think this is it.”

As part the deal, he’s fering to make $25,000 donation to a no-kill dog shelter or charity.

“I don’t need a person to complete me, but I’m looking for a person with qualities that will allow us to complement each other,” Gebhart writes. “I’d like to find someone who is fun, easy to spend time with, someone who is confident, driven, shares the same interests as I and has a zest for life. Funny, goy, and doesn’t take themselves too seriously.” 

The logistics the deal are as follows: The earnings cannot go to a prospective girlfriend (meaning you can’t nominate yourself), the money will be given out if they stay together for at least one year, and it will be given out in five yearly installments $5,000. 

Josh Hart Hilariously Left Hanging By Zion, Leads To Yet Another Meme

If you’re familiar with Josh Hart, then you know he is frequently disrespected when trying to go for a high five with his teammates. Since his days with the Lakers, Hart has been seen dapping himself up after being left hanging. Hart’s propensity for being left with his hand in the air has made him a meme sorts, throughout the NBA. Despite this, Hart has been able to keep a positive attitude and continues to high five himself when left disrespected.

Last night, it was Zion Williamson who gave Hart the cold shoulder. As you can see in the clip below, Hart keeps his hand in the air for at least five seconds but Zion won’t even acknowledge him. Hart was to the right Zion so this can be chalked up to Williamson not seeing his teammate in his peripheral vision. Regardless, it made for a hilarious clip.  

Unfortunately, we don’t get to see Hart dap himself up but we’re sure it happened. At this point, it seems like Pelicans players are doing it on purpose because they know it will go viral. For some, this bit may be getting stale but you have to admit, it’s still pretty funny. Even Hart finds it amusing which is all that matters.

Jagged Edge’s Brandon Casey Denies Harassing Destiny’s Child

Jagged Edge‘s very own Brandon Casey is denying Mattew Knowles’ claims that he and other members his group were ually harassing members Destiny’s Child during a tour they went on together in the late ’90s. During a recent interview with VladTV, Beyonce‘s father revealed that his daughter and the other members the all-girl group, who were minors at the time, were allegedly aggressively harassed by Jagged Edge who happened to be in their early twenties at the time. 

Around the 4:15 mark his VladTV interview, Matthew Knowles states:

“On that tour, we just talked about with Jon B, (we regretted) on putting both Destiny’s Child and Jagged Edge on the same tour bus. Now, remember, the girls are minors. They’re minors. They’re 16-years-old, the guys are 21, 22-years-old. I have a fiduciary duty with minors, by the law, there’s a certain way I have to manage that.”

Knowles continued, “I got a call from Kelly and Beyonce saying that they were constantly being harassed by two the members Jagged Edge and I couldn’t have that. I literally had to put the guys f the bus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. And that began all this drama.”

After leaving Zari last night in Atlanta, TMZ caught up with Brandon Casey who wanted to clear the air on the situation as he believes Matthew Knowles’ claims are far-fetched and that he has too much respect for Beyonce and Kelly Rowland to participate in a war words with Matt Knowles. During the short segment, the “Getting Over You” singer stated:

“It’s funny because someone called me about doing an interview about that. And honestly, I got too much respect for B, Kelly, (and) all the girls involved, you know what I mean? I have no business sitting here giving y’all some dirt on Matthew Knowles. It is whatever he say he it is. I think everybody involved knows what the truth is so, the truth speaks for itself.” 

The interviewer followed up with another question directly asking about his involvement with Knowles’ ual misconduct accusations to which Casey replies, “Am I in jail? Come on, bro,” before making his way to his vehicle. 

With Jagged Edge still producing high-quality music and both Beyonce and Kelly Rowland thriving in their own respective fields. Hopefully, all parties involved can continue to co-exist as two entities that helped shape R&B music over the past two and a half decades. Check out Brandon Casey’s breif run-in with TMZ in the video provided below. 

Ne-Yo’s Wife Crystal Smith Goes Off On IG Following Split

After rumours that she and husband Ne-Yo had split spread this week, Crystal Smith was acting like a “bad b*tch” on Instagram while rapping along to some female empowering lyrics. Crystal shared multiple Instagram stories herself driving around after dropping her kids f, in which she raps along to a bad b*tch anthem.

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Filming herself behind the steering wheel, Crystal gave it her all while rapping along to the lyrics, “laughing to the bank with some money hoe.” She continued, spitting, “tell you broke b*tches, ain’t sh*t funny though. F*ck a dollar and a dream. I’m gonna stay woke and holding the real thing. I don’t do it for the gram, b*tch I do it for the green…I can show you silly h*es how to get it, I be on some no drama, just cash….When a boss b*tch speak all the b*tches follow.”

Ne-Yo's Wife Crystal Smith Goes Off On IG Following Split

This display unbothered energy comes shortly after rumours broke that Crystal and husband Ne-Yo had parted ways. While the split was merely speculation at first, Crystal confirmed their separation to Baller Alert on Monday. She made sure to highlight that regardless the status their relationship, Ne-Yo continues to be an “amazing father.”

According to a Jasmine Brand source, Crystal is ready to file for divorce by the end the month. The couple met in 2015 and wed in the following year. They have two sons together, Shaffer Smith Jr and Roman Alexander-Raj Smith.

"Fortnite" Is Hosting A “Love And War” Event To Celebrate Valentine’s Day

We’ve got less than a week until Valentine’s Day, and Epic Games decided to add an update to Fortnite for those who made solid plans with their computer for the occasion.

"Fortnite" Is Hosting A “Love And War” Event To Celebrate Valentine's Day
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With the latest 11.5 update, a new “Love and War” event was created to spark up a little competition amongst those who have a love for the game. The Search and Destroy mode is reworked into a limited-time game where two teams six are given various objectives to complete, one on the fense and the other holding down the defense. The latter group will have to protect a designated bomb site that “attackers” will be tasked to destroy. Although this sounds like the farthest thing from what Valentine’s Day was created to represent, the “lover’s quarrel” spin that Fortnite adds here is actually pretty funny when you think about it.

With Fortnite‘s “Love and War” update, the first team to reach six victories wins the game. Bonus prizes can also be won based on specific objectives, so start playing now as the Valentine’s Day event is ficially underway and will run until February 17. Read more into the challenge and rewards by heading over to Epic Games.

NLE Choppa Successfully Hacks YFN Lucci’s Instagram

Memphis rapper NLE Choppa and Atlanta native YFN Lucci were going around on social media yesterday when things took a turn. 17-year-old Choppa gained access to his friend’s account and he decided to have some fun, earning entry with a secret password and successfully hacking his bro with a random upload.

NLE Choppa and YFN Lucci may have an eleven-year age difference between them but that isn’t stopping them from connecting on a brotherly level. The two rappers were having some fun online when the “Shotta Flow” artist decided it would be funny to hack into his account, uploading a picture himself without his shirt on, but still rocking a neck full chains. In the shot, he’s even sporting Lucci’s “YFN” ice on his chest. Perhaps the 28-year-old was f in the kitchen, or with another guest when Choppa took control his social media accounts. 

NLE Choppa Successfully Hacks YFN Lucci's Instagram
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“Hacced by NLE,” wrote the teenager, playing childish games with his boy. The comments are mixed between women saying that the rapper is easy on the eyes and men confusedly asking why he would hack into another man’s account to post a shirtless picture himself. 

NLE Choppa has been on the rise for the last year, striking gold with “Shotta Flow” and continuing his success with “Camelot” and other singles. He’s clearly getting close to YFN Lucci… so close that they share passwords. Nice to see he’s making friends in high places.

Vanessa Bryant Remembers "Best Friend" Kobe With Lighthearted Interview Clip

While the world has been mourning the loss Kobe Bryant, his widow, Vanessa, has remained the focus everyone’s thoughts and prayers. Since the unfathomable tragedy that took her husband and 13-year-old daughter Gianna, Vanessa has periodically posted on Instagram to express her deep love for them. The posts have been heartbreaking, but Vanessa has been stunning us all with her resilient dedication to remaining in high spirits. 

On Wednesday (Feb. 5), she shared two tributes to Kobe. The first one was a smiling portrait him, which Vanessa captioned with terms endearment: “#mybestfriend #theBestdaddy Miss you so much. #handsome #sweet #funny #silly #lovinghusband ❤️Miss you saying, “Bonjourno principessa/reina.” 

She then remembered him by posting a clip a lighthearted interview that Kobe did with ExtraTV. He answers tril questions about his pet peeves, childhood fears and and favorite junk food. He briefly speaks about his children, who he says just call him “daddy” rather than any other nickname. The video ends with him being asked to name his best friend, who he deems his wife without hesitation. Vanessa simply captioned this clip with a heart emoji. 

Before these posts, the previous one that Vanessa shared was a fan-drawn picture Gianna, which she said “warmed her] heart.” 

Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show: All the Songs Performed by JLo & Shakira

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira entertained with a stellar halftime show at Super Bowl LIV, and undoubtedly, the hit tracks they performed are stuck in more than a few viewers’ heads.

To help these new fans enjoy the music of Shakira and J.Lo, here are the songs they sang during intermission.  

The halftime performance opened with a quick-moving rendition of Shakira’s “Empire,” complete with world-class dancing from a well-coordinated team (who were dressed in matching red dresses). 

Next, Shakira got some assistance on the mic as she performed “Chantaje” with a new group of dancers. 

Additional dancers, fireworks, a color-changing stage, and a bit of crowd surfing followed as Shakira sang her famous “Hips Don’t Lie.” 

Then J-Lo, clad in all black, took the stage with new dancers and jumped right into “Jenny from the Block.” The dancers and special effects picked up the pace as this track was replaced with “Ain’t It Funny.”

More dancers yet, as well as a center-stage pole, dazzled the eyes as J.Lo moved to “Waiting for Tonight.” J.Lo showcased her balance by standing on the shoulders of her dancers, and J Balvin subsequently gave her a hand with “Mi Gente.” 

After that, J.Lo, having changed outfits to match the lights, danced to “On the Floor.” 

Shakira (also in new clothing) took the drums, and J.Lo continued on vocals, as a number of talented young dancers and singers helped with “Let’s Get Loud.” 

“Waka Waka” came next, and J.Lo and Shakira closed the show with a piece of J.Lo’s “Let’s Get Loud,” before fireworks erupted over the aptly named Hard Rock Stadium. 

You can check out the full halftime performance here.

Jonah Hill Remembers Kobe Bryant & Older Brother In Emotional Tribute

Jonah Hill‘s connection to Lakers legend Kobe Bryant involves an intimate memory with his late older brother. On Thursday, the Superbad actor took to his Instagram to post a pair heartbreaking photos showing him and his brother, Jordan Feldstein, sitting courtside at a Lakers game next to Kobe Bryant. If you’re unaware, Jonah’s brother died a heart attack in 2017 at the young age 40.

Jonah Hill Remembers Kobe Bryant & Older Brother In Emotional Tribute

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“This picture became a funny internet thing years back and it always made me laugh when I’d see memes it,” Hill wrote alongside the photo. “I used to love ‘on purpose, very awkward photos’ whenever I was around someone I respected and this is about as comically awkward as it gets. Ah, your early 20s. It’s a dumb bit but I really liked it at the time. I hesitate to post this as it’s usually connected to humor. But for me this photo represents a LOT more.”

He continued, ”It was the night we both met Kobe and he was so nice to us. So funny, so amazing and so kind. I have lived a privileged life. Truly. We were literally buzzing with excitement to meet our hero and it’s one my favorite memories ever. It’s my favorite memory with my brother.”

Read Jonah Hill’s heartfelt post below. RIP Kobe.

Curren$y Joins DJ Fresh For ‘The Tonite Show’ Project

DJ Fresh has dropped a new edition of his long-running series The Tonite Show, bringing Curren$y into the fold for the latest entry.

Previous Tonite Show albums have featured Fresh teaming up with notable MCs such as Raekwon, Freddie Gibbs, Mozzy, Mistah F.A.B. and The Jacka.

Spitta’s version includes 10 tracks with guest appearances by Guapdad 4000, Problem, T.Y. and Larry June, among others.

Check out Curren$y and Fresh’s The Tonite Show stream, cover art and tracklist below.

Curren$y Joins DJ Fresh For 'The Tonite Show' Project

1. The Tonite Show with Curren$y
2. Easy Hard f. Guapdad 4000
3. Pound in the Sky
4. Round 3 Times
5. Big Yacht Music Pt. 1 f. Larry June
6. Gambling Shack f. T.Y.
7. Gimme Some Mo
8. All About the Dough
9. Remember the Time
10. Funny Money f. Problem, Chevy Woods & Marilyn

Tommy Davidson Left "In Living Color" For Rehab, Says He Would Be Dead If He Hadn’t

His career catapulted into stardom as one the key cast members  In Living Color, but all that glitters isn’t gold. His funny characters are now apart television history, but while he was making America laugh every week, Tommy Davidson was struggling with a serious addiction. The actor has been on a press tour recently in support his newly released memoir Living in Color, and in a chat with Comedy Hype, Davidson discussed leaving his hit show to go to rehab.

Tommy Davidson Left "In Living Color" For Rehab, Says He Would Be Dead If He Hadn't
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“I don’t make no excuses for nothing,” the comedian said. “It was just I had a problem, man. And it took me out, and if it wasn’t for me having good people around me, I’d be where Elvis Presly] is, John Belushi is, Chris] Farley. I’m grateful. I don’t even trip. It got to that point where I had to do something and life circumstances would come along… and you’ll throw caution to the wind to warnings. I seen the warnings all around my neighborhood. I seen addicts all my life. I seen people with alcohol problems all my life. All my life. And people would sit me down and say don’t you do that, and it wasn’t a conscious decision. It was just one them things where there was a lot opportunities available to me and I was in an emotional space where I was dependent on those things to help me deal with the present reality.”

He admitted that Keenan Ivory Wayans, the creator  In Living Color, along with others pulled him to the side to urge him to get help. After he left for a time Davidson did return to the show, but the cast had made a few changes while he was gone. He said “there was a lack quality to the show” at that point and that he missed the friendship he’d formed. Check out his clip in full below.

Kobe Bryant & Shaquille O’Neal Traded Bars On NBA Rap Classic "3X’s Dope"

With the world still reeling from the sudden deaths Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others, many have begun reflecting on their favorite Mamba memories. Though many stemmed from his dominance on the court, some looked to Kobe’s short-lived but nevertheless badass stint as a rapper. As covered in our extensive “Rap Or Go To The League” editorial, exploring the history ballers-turned-emcees, during the early nineties Kobe “was in the studio for hours at a time, writing and rewriting songs with tireless perfectionism.” While he never quite found the hip-hop success seen by his fellow Laker Shaquille O’Neal, it’s clear that Kobe possessed a solid ear for constructing flow. 

In honor Kobe’s memory, it seems fitting to share a homage from his time chasing hip-hop ambitions. In 1998, Kobe linked up with Shaquille O’Neal for a guest verse on Respect, Shaq’s fourth studio album. Over an old-school beat from Clark Kent, Kobe kicks things f with some intellectual multisyllabic bars; his flow and subject matter is reminiscent Canibus, particularly in the opening lines. “I reach destinations with split-second acceleration, it caps enough time to witness your bone evaporation,” raps The Mamba. “I kidnap planes for atmospherical advantage, my lyrical damage the rise for mental mechanics.”

Kobe Bryant & Shaquille O'Neal Traded Bars On NBA Rap Classic "3X's Dope"

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As art imitates life, Kobe’s dexterity is contrasted by Shaq Diesel’s sturdy flow. Evocative the Notorious B.I.G, it’s almost surreal to revisit Shaq’s admittedly solid hip-hop career. Yet it’s Kobe’s verse that ultimately left the biggest impression. Even on collaborator Sonja Blade, who spoke about “3X’s Dope” during a Grantland interview. “When he laid that down, the whole studio erupted because it was like, ‘This guy is not playing.’ This was not A-B-C stuff,” she reflected. “You know what’s funny? He sounds dope,” she says afterward. “Compared to the rappers today, he’s dope. He sounds like an underground backpack rapper.”

Granted, Kobe would ultimately forsake his hip-hop dreams before anything substantial could manifest. But it’s still nice to remember another side the legendary NBA superstar. Rest in peace Kobe Bryant — revisit some his bars below. 

"Suicide Squad" Director, David Ayer Remains Apologetic For Yelling "F*ck Marvel" Years Ago

David Ayer has had his hand in the making some the most culturally relevant cinema over the past couple decades. Ayer wrote Training Day (2001), co-wrote The Fast & The Furious (2001), and directed Netflix’s Bright (2017) starring Will Smith. The multifaceted director also provided his services directing DC Universe film, Suicide Squad (2016). Back during the opening weeks the movie, in a moment passion Ayer screamed, “f*ck Marvel” after someone in the audience a Suicide Squad event yelled the insult at a premiere event.  

In an interview with Comic Book, in 2016, Ayer had expressed his instant regret stating he was “caught up in the moment” and revealed that he has nothing but “respect for (his) brother filmmakers.” However, public apologies tend to get missed on Twitter when a user confronted Ayer about the incident once again Tweeting, “Funny cuz durimg press for ypur movie you screamed “F*CK MARVEL.”

David Ayer’s attempt to show unity with fellow moviemaker, James Gunn, who is set to direct Suicide Squad 2, turned into a full-blown apology tour for the Fury director as he responded to multiple accounts revealing how apologetic he was for blurting out the Marvel-dissing phrase. Ayer responded to his critic in Spanish stating:

“Si y me arrepentí al inmediato. Pedí disculpas y tuve un lindo intercambio con Stan Lee. Que más puedo hacer? Todos los pecados son perdonables no?” Which in English means:

“Yes and I immediately regretted it. I apologized and had a nice exchange with Stan Lee. What else can I do? All sins are forgivable, right?” 

David Ayer went on to follow up the Tweet claiming his statement was unpressional again. With David Ayer currently preparing to direct the Shia LaBeouf-starring film, The Tax Collector, as well as a sequel to the Bright, he’s got a busy schedule ahead him. And with the Suicide Squad, Birds Prey, Harley Quinn spin-f set to be in theatres on Feb. 6, and Marvel continuing their box fice reign, there’s enough room for both comic book universes to thrive. 

Check out David Ayer’s apology Tweet for yelling “f*ck Marvel” below.  

YG Arrested in Connection with Robbery

YG was arrested and booked for robbery on Friday.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the rapper’s San Fernando Valley home around 4 a.m. with a search and arrest warrant related to a robbery case.

YG’s vehicle was involved in a high-speed chase back in July, which ended in a deadly shootout. Police were called to apprehend a DUI suspect in his Escalade. While they were chasing the suspect, someone in the SUV allegedly opened fire, killing a 65-year-old man on a bike.

YG previously denied any involvement. “I was nowhere near the scene of this incident and had been in a recording studio all day in Hollywood,” he told TMZ. “I was there until after midnight on the Fourth of July and didn’t learn of these events until after they happened.”

It’s unclear if the Friday morning raid is related to that case. A couple weeks after the shooting, a Hollywood Hills home leased by YG was raided and at least one person was arrested for a weapons charge. YG was not present during that raid.

The Compton MC is currently in custody and is being transported to a jail to be booked for robbery. He is slated to perform during a tribute to Nipsey Hussle at the Grammys on Sunday. It’s unclear if this will affect the performance.

Following his arrest, his fellow rapper The Game tweeted: “Funny how @YG gets arrested the weekend of the Grammy’s when he’s supposed to hit the stage in Nip’s honor. #LAPDtheBiggestGangHere.”