Jordyn Woods Lost Most Of Her Friends After Kylie Jenner Fight

Back in February, all eyes turned to Jordyn Woods when a story spread that she kissed Khloe Kardashian’s then-boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, at a party. As you probably know, this was particularly scandalous because Khloe is the half-sister Kylie Jenner, who was Jordyn’s best friend. Although Woods later clarified that Thompson tried to kiss her and it didn’t lead anywhere, Woods and Jenner have yet to rekindle their friendship. Despite the story making so many headlines, a lot remained behind closed doors and details the aftermath are still trickling out.

Woods was recently interviewed by Teen Voguein which she opened up about how she coped with this split from her best friend and overwhelmingly negative attention from the world. The primary means by which she did that was by taking up new hobbies, including puzzles, painting and binge-watching the Netflix show, Stranger Things (if that’s considered as a hobby). When asked whether she thinks what occurred between her and Kylie as a “breakup”, she posed some (pseudo-)philosophical responses, like: “What’s the definition a breakup? Does anything really end? Or is it a cycle?”. 

The 21-year-old’s mother, Elizabeth Woods, took to Instagram to commend her daughter’s candour and bravery in the Teen Vogue piece and throughout this dramatic incident. “To sit back and watch @jordynwoods go through all this mental and emotional anguish has been very emotional for us and we pray for everyone daily,” she wrote. “To watch the majority her friends leave her, not be able to go get services where she got accustomed to going and get bullied by the world, it takes a a strong ass family and individual to be able to deal with that on a daily basis”. 

Despite all this, we’re happy to see that Jordyn is bouncing back. It seems she has found a new (significantly cooler) bestie in Megan Thee Stallion, as they’ve documenting themselves up to some real hot girl shit throughout the summer. She may even have a new boyfriend, as she was spotted out in LA recently with Minnesota Timberwolves player, Karl-Anthony Towns

"Black Panther 2’s" Release Date Has Been Officially Unveiled

Lo and behold, Marvel fanatics and film buffs alike, can rest happy with the knowledge Black Panther 2′s theatrical release: May 6, 2022. Ryan Coogler and his creative figureheads were on hand at Disney’s D23 Expo this weekend to share the news, as well as other details such as the progress they’ve made since they sitting down to write the script (Oct. 2018).

“We’re really hard at work on it trying to give you something special,” director Ryan Coogler told those in attendance while at the podium. “We’re gonna take our time; we want it to be right.”

If I understand Coogler correctly, he and his cohorts are going to take their time with their brainchild in order to set it right. In the interim, Marvel fans will be asked to enjoy the other, less striking titles in the itinerary, be it another The Eternals starring Gemma Chan or the Black Widow spinf starring Scarlett Johansson, all slated to hit theaters in the middle to late months 2020.

The 3-year window leaves Marvel fans with enough a cool-f period, after witnessing what is likely to be a sh-storm political content leading up to, and after the Presidential Elections in 2020. Make like an oracle, and be your own superhero for once.

Instagram Gallery: An Introduction To Lil Tecca

Just as the leagues rappers before him who used their SoundCloud popularity as a springboard to mainstream success, Lil Tecca is now fully in the spotlight as an up-and-coming artist to watch. At just 16-years-old, the Queens-bred rapper currently boasts the No. 8 spot on the coveted Billboard Hot 100 chart with his breakout hit “Ran$om,” a followup to viral hits like “Molly Girl” and “Bossanova.” Riding the hot-right-now wave melodic rap as an entry point into the industry, Lil Tecca’s dulcet beats and goy, down-to-earth social media personality signal staying power far beyond his teen peers who found fame just as quickly.

“I just be chilling on the internet, really,” says Tecca his vibrant Instagram following. “And I don’t go to the internet to do the most. I try to not look at what anyone else does and just stay in my own lane. Like tunnel vision, you feel me? I’m not looking at everyone else. So yeah, everything you see from me on the internet, it’s coming from me. It’s not coming from no one else.” 

“The internet is a place where it’s very easy to get attention. It’s a good thing, but it can be bad,” he continues, rounding his surprisingly balanced outlook regarding the marriage between internet popularity and track performance. “That’s why I don’t talk about dumb stuff on Instagram. There’s so many people watching. I don’t think I’m a face for the youth, but they like me, I guess.”

If you haven’t vibed yet to the cool, laid-back vibe Lil Tecca’s melodic rap anthem well on its way to the top the Billboard 100, keep reading for an Instagram introduction to this young artist on the rise. 


Stats

1,000,000 views is a major accomplishment, especially for a teenager who is just starting to explore his own sound. 

Live Show 

Judging by the way Tecca commanded the crowd at this Chicago show, he is far from just an “internet rapper.” 

YBN

Tecca wasn’t lying when he told Billboard that he “really fuck swith YBN. They’re fire. I be talking to Nahmir and he’s funny.” 

2x Platinum 

Here, Tecca links up with Menohbeats, a 2x platinum producer best known for linking up with Lil Skies.

Ran$om 

Even in the studio, Tecca knew that his breakout “Ran$om” was a chart-worthy hit. 

Taz Taylor 

Incredibly, Lil Tecca’s work in the studio has even caught the attention Grammy-nominated producer Taz Taylor who has worked with hip-hop heavyweights like Drake and Future

You Made It 

Proud to take note his accomplishments, Lil Tecca couldn’t help but shout out one the first times his social media popularity filtered into digital media. 

Love Me 

Now boasting nearly 7 million views on Youtube, Tecca’s got another hit on his hands with “Love Me.” Here, the rapper gets down in the studio while putting the finishing touches on the track. 

NY

For a NY artist, there’s nothing quite like seeing an ad for your hit single in Times Square. 

BTS

Here’s a behind-the-scenes shot the visual for “Ran$om” which is sure to soon break the 100,000,000 mark (with a tongue-in-cheek caption referencing his happy ending fer).  

50 Cent Expresses Amazement At Busta Rhymes’ Fitness Results Once Again

As you may remember, last year, 50 Cent and Busta Rhymes got in a bit a spat. It all started with 50 clowning Busta for having the “strongest neck in hip hop“. Despite this being a relatively innocuous comment and 50 Cent being the biggest instigator in hip hop, Busta did not take 50’s odd compliment lightly. This led to a series childish back-and-forth jabs, with the latest development being 50 genuinely commending Busta on his progress in the gym back in April. But course, when it comes to 50 – who can be as petty as a cartoon villain – it’s hard to tell whether he’s praising someone or taking a subtle shot. 

For this reason, 50’s latest Instagram post about Busta’s physique has us on our toes. In regards to a photo an incredibly hefty-looking Bus-a-Bus, 50 wrote, “Damn it man, Busta arms the size my leg. LOL WHAT TF is going on BUS”. While this can be interpreted as amazement at his strength, the “LOL” and laughing emojis might stir this semi-friendly feud in the wrong direction. Busta probably won’t be too happy when he finds himself as the butt 50’s joke once again. Considering Busta’s ever-increasing size, 50 still making these comments shows that he is truly afraid nothing and everyone is merely a pawn to be used for his own amusement. 

Camila Cabello Says Quality Of Life Has Improved Since Staying Clear Of Social Media

Camila Cabello has been in a whirlwind headlines lately since she’s dating none other than Shawn Mendes. The couple has been spotted nearly everywhere showing f some PDA since they’re in the honeymoon phase their relationship. Of course, the happy life update for Camila has brought on some negative remarks from the interweb and it’s for that reason why the “Havana” singer has shared a statement on Instagram on why social media is “not good” for her. 

Camila Cabello Says Quality Of Life Has Improved Since Staying Clear Of Social Media
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“Really wanted to send love to everyone on here – I don’t go on social media that much cause it’s not good for me, and I don’t know how to not be affected by what people say on here so I just don’t read it- but I am totally aware that I can use this platform to help people even in small ways!” she wrote. 

The 22-year-old explained how taking time to simply breath and meditate has improved her life immensely. “I’ve been doing this lately and it’s helped me so much, I didn’t understand meditation before, or the concept just noticing your breath, but I’ve been doing it the past few months and I can feel the quality my life improving,” she continued. “I used to live so much in my head, constantly trapped in my overthinking and being in my head as opposed to the present moment — and lately just going back to my breath and focusing on it puts me back in my body and back in the present and helps me so much.”

Read her full statement below.

Loni Love Calls Out Double Standard After Backlash For Having White Boyfriend

Loni Love and her boyfriend James Welsh have been dating since 2018 and met on a dating app that worked like a sports bracket. “It took me a while to meet him. Like, maybe two months,” Loni previously told The Real audience. “He was very consistent… I was down to my final two, it was a championship, right. The final one, he just wouldn’t ask me on a date. So, James stepped right in.”

Loni Love Calls Out Double Standard After Backlash For Having White Boyfriend
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While Loni is clearly happy with her man and they’re seemingly going strong she’s received some backlash since James is white. The 48-year-old decided she’s had enough and jumped on Twitter to respond to the banter. “Amazed at times at the folks concerned that I am dating a White male but for years Black males have dated White and ‘Exotic’ women and no one questions it,” she wrote.  

“Everybody is so surprised and I’m surprised myself,” Loni said her boo. “But it really doesn’t matter. I’m the first African American woman he’s dated and he said he just didn’t think about it. It’s not a big deal. We get along, we like each other, we understand each other.”

Nipsey Hussle Foundation Receives Giant Donation From Atlantic Records: Report

Nipsey Hussle will be remembered forever as somebody who truly cared for those around him, putting on for his neighborhood and bettering the lives so many. Although he’s no longer with us, his legacy carries on through his family and those who share his positivity and light with the world. Thankfully, we still have his music, which will always be there to fall back on. When he passed away, the Neighborhood Nip Foundation was launched to raise awareness to the causes that were near and dear to the rapper’s heart. According to a press release from Karen Civil, one Nipsey Hussle’s close friends and business partners, Atlantic Records has just donated a substantial amount cash to the foundation.

Nipsey Hussle Foundation Receives Giant Donation From Atlantic Records: Report
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On the eve the release Nip’s Puma collaboration, Atlantic Records reportedly came through with a major donation to the Neighborhood Nip Foundation, giving up an undisclosed six-figure sum. The exact number has not been revealed but wherever the needle lands in that range is pretty special. Hussle’s All Money In label was partnered with Atlantic during his lifetime so to see the massive business still supporting Nipsey after his murder is heartwarming.

Shoutout to Atlantic Records for the donation. Keep Nipsey Hussle’s family and friends in your prayers.

Nipsey Hussle Foundation Receives Giant Donation From Atlantic Records: Report
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Nicki Minaj’s Homegirl Rah Ali Throws Mad Shade At Cardi B’s Best Friend

You all know about the feud between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj at this point. The two celebrated female emcees have been going at each other for much the last year, privately sending subliminal messages that some fans have been able to decode. While they both refuse to speak on the other in interviews, they appear to be doing a lot bickering behind the scenes. Nearly one full year has passed since a shoe was thrown at an NYFW party, resulting in Cardi B walking out with a knot on her forehead, and there are still headlines being written about it. Earlier this week, Star Brim, Bardi’s dancer friend, revealed to the world that she would have evened the odds if she were in the building when Rah Ali, Nicki’s sidekick, threw punches at her bud. Now, Rah is reportedly digging back with some words her own.

Her statement comes the all-knowing celebrity gossip website TMZ, who apparently got word that Rah Ali is not happy about what was said about her during Star’s debut podcast. On Keepin It Bute, Star said that she would have “spanked” Rah if she were present at the party. She also said the same about Nicki, but elaborated that her security is so strong that she’d probably never get through. Now, Rah Ali is coming through with her own message. 

According to TMZ, Rah Ali believes that by dragging her name through the mud, Star Brim thinks she can cash in on her fifteen minutes fame. She reportedly says that, instead worrying about the fight from last year, she should figure out how to make a career outside the strip club. Ouch.

Are you team Rah Ali (Nicki) or team Star Brim (Cardi)?

Stan Lee’s Daughter Co-Signs Sony’s Decision To Distance Spider-Man From MCU

Big news broke out yesterday when it was announced that Sony’s Spider-Man would be distancing themselves from Disney and Marvel Studios. This comes after a widely successful run between Disney and Marvel that produced the successful Avengers series and its sibling films. However, things between Sony and Disney haven’t worked out which resulted in the split between the two. But according to Stan Lee’s daughter, she’s happy that Sony decided to move away from Disney and Marvel because they weren’t doing justice to her father’s legacy.

Stan Lee's Daughter Co-Signs Sony's Decision To Distance Spider-Man From MCU
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Stan Lee’s daughter, JC Lee, believes that Sony’s decision is one that’s necessary to preserve what Stan Lee brought to the game. She said that by splitting from Disney and Marvel, Sony will be able to do good with the character Spider-Man. However, it looked like it all boiled down to money and when a dollar sign is involved, everything else is disregarded.

“Marvel and Disney seeking total control my father’s creations must be checked and balanced by others who, while still seeking to prit, have genuine respect for Stan Lee and his legacy,” she told TMZ. “Whether it’s Sony or someone else’s, the continued evolution Stan’s characters and his legacy deserves multiple points view.”

Ultimately, JC’s stance stems from respect, something she claims Disney nor Marvel has given her or her family. “When my father died, no one from Marvel or Disney reached out to me. From day one, they have commoditized my father’s work and never shown him or his legacy any respect or decency,” she said. “In the end, no one could have treated my father worse than Marvel and Disney’s executives.”

Trump’s Allies Upset With A$AP Rocky For Not Thanking Administration: Report

A$AP Rocky’s arrest in Sweden was one the biggest topics in the news last month but the strangest part about it was that Trump got involved. President Trump made a call to Sweden in hopes to get Rocky released but the Prime Minister was adamant that no one got special treatment. Rocky was eventually released and shortly after convicted with a suspended sentence. Now that he’s released, people around Trump aren’t happy that the rapper didn’t reach out to say thank you.

Pastor Darrell Scott, a member Trump’s transition team and board member the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, alongside Scott Lanier, were involved in the efforts to free Rocky. Scott and Lanier were the ones who got Trump to help Rocky and unfortunately, they feel like the rapper is “ungrateful” since he never reached out and said thank you, publicly or otherwise, to Trump and his team, according to Yahoo News!

Trump's Allies Upset With A$AP Rocky For Not Thanking Administration: Report
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By the time Trump spoke to the Swedish PM, there was reportedly tension between Rocky’s legal team and Trump’s team. Scott essentially said that Rocky and his lawyer were “nonchalant” about Trump’s efforts. Furthermore, they didn’t get any acknowledgment from the rapper since his release. 

“I was like, man, you ungrateful motherf***ers, you. I can’t believe you. … We didn’t ask you guys for nothing other than for you guys to be grateful,” Lanier recalled tellin Rocky’s lawyer. “We just want you guys to be appreciative and say thank you,” he continued. 

“All he had to do was do a two-minute call to say thank you,” Scott said. “Rocky hasn’t even called us and said, ‘Hey, man, thank you guys. I appreciate it,’ in private. Just in private.”

Barack & Michelle Obama In The Process Of Buying Gorgeous $14 Million Estate

Barack and Michelle Obama are living a nice life since the former president and first lady have been vacationing on a stunning property on Martha’s Vineyard and liked it so much they have made moves to own it themselves. TMZ reports that the happy couple are currently in escrow for the gorgeous home that sits on the water. 

Barack & Michelle Obama In The Process Of Buying Gorgeous $14 Million Estate
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The home is owned by Boston Celtics owner, Wyc Grousbeck and is listed for sale for a cool $14,850,000 but apparently, the Obama’s will be paying less. The home sits on 29 acres and is 6,900 square feet with remarkable features like seven bedrooms, a pool ( course), two guest wings, a chef’s kitchen, outdoor fireplace, jacuzzi, two-door garage and more. 

In other Obama news, the couple has a podcast on the way since they’ve struck a deal with Spotify for a new series with the streaming serivce. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to amplify voices that are too ten ignored or silenced altogether, and through Spotify, we can share those stories with the world,” Michelle said. Maybe some episodes will be recorded live from their stunning new home.

Lil Uzi Vert Opens Up About Grandma’s Health After Suffering A Stroke

Lil Uzi Vert isn’t the most active guy on Twitter but today, he had some positive news to get f his chest so he took to the social platform to let loose. For the last few months, he’s been quietly helping his grandmother through her health issues after she suffered a stroke. She had lost the ability to walk and today, Uzi learned that she’s healthy enough to head home for the first time in a while. He celebrated with his fans online.

Lil Uzi Vert Opens Up About Grandma's Health After Suffering A Stroke
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“I love you grandma you got this,” wrote the Philadelphia rapper before elaborating. “I’m scared excited happy and sad but mostly thankful. So Today my Grandma is coming home she was in the hospital and rehab for months she cannot walk. She cannot talk all the way but I feel her gettin better by the second. My grandma been in the hospital for MONTHS man she had a tumor over her eye the Doctors removed half it when she finally woke she had a stroke on her entire left side and cannot move it. IF YOU DONT KNOW THATS WHO RAISE ME. I love my grandma more than Clothes.”

Since Uzi loves him some fashion, you just know that his connection to his grandmother is special. Uzi says that he’s been dealing with this on the low because he needed privacy, which is understandable. His decision to open up means a lot to his fans, who have been wishing him and his grandma well in his replies. Send him and his family some love!

Wu-Tang Clan Replace Die Antwoord At Riot Fest After Homophobic Slur Vid Surfaces

Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nothin’ to f*ck with but they are a group that you can rely on, apparently. So, Die Antwoord found themselves in hot water recently after a video both Ninja and  ¥o-landi getting into an altercation with Andy Butler Hercules and Love. Although Ninja got physical with Butler, it’s ¥o-landi who sparked controversy after using a homophobic slur in the altercation. In the PC era, you can’t just hurl discriminatory slurs as people and expect things to be all good. They were subsequently dropped from Riot Festival who called on Staten Island’s Wu-Tang Clan to fill in.

For Chicago fans, you’ll be happy to know that Wu-Tang Clan will be in the building next Saturday for Riot Fest. After the festival organizers announced that “Die Antwoord will no longer be performing at Riot Fest 2019,” they came in the next day with news that Wu-Tang Clan would be performing instead. It should be a great show considering it’s the 25th anniversary  Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and they’ve been on the road all summer to commemorate the anniversary.

Riot Fest wasn’t the only festival to take a stand against Die Antwoord. 2019 Louder Than Life in Louisville, Kentucky has also dropped the group from their festival line-up but it’s unclear whether we could expect Wu-Tang Clan to come to the rescue, again. 

Air Jordan 3 "UNC" Set To Release For March Madness

Jordan Brand has recently shown a willingness to produce alternate versions some the most coveted Air Jordan PEs, such as the “Ray Allen” Air Jordan 7 and the “Inspire” Air Jordan 5 which mimics the Michigan Wolverines PE.

That trend looks to continue in 2020, as Jordan Brand reportedly has plans to release and Air Jordan 12 that mimics Gary Payton’s “Lakers” PE as well as a white & green Air Jordan 13 inspired by Ray Allen’s “Celtics” colorway. Additionally, sneaker source @Zsneakerheadz has revealed that a “UNC” Air Jordan 3 is also scheduled to drop next year.

The kicks in question have not yet surfaced, but rumors suggest they will resemble the special edition 3s that were issued to the Tar Heels Football and Basketball teams in 2018.

As seen in the IG posts embedded above, those exclusive sneakers were built on white leather uppers, equipped with the classic elephant print detailing and UNC blue accents on the mudguard, tongue and heel. Whether they have any UNC branding or not, fans the Tar Heels will surely be happy to learn that the special edition 3s are now slated to drop on March 7 for the retail price $190.

2 Chainz Never Stops Crafting Bangers: New Music Incoming

2 Chainz is tireless. Despite having already dropped f an album this year, the wizened teachings known as Rap Or Go To The League, Pressor Tity might have chosen to rest on his laurels. Yet there’s no rest for the wicked, and 2 Chainz was back in the studio before long. Now, he’s amassed a healthy vault unreleased material, presumably set to make up the bulk his next musical endeavor.

2 Chainz Never Stops Crafting Bangers: New Music Incoming

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We’ve already heard him teasing a monumental Future collaboration, billed as “The Hardest Song In The World,” which points to something coming before year’s end. Now, Tity has taken to the Gram to showcase another drop, this one sounding like an absolute banger in the making. Many in his comments seem to agree, with some even likening the sound to his early years; could it be said that 2 Chainz is among the most consistent in the game? After all, much like on the basketball courts, it’s rare to see him miss.

There’s no telling when this one will come to manifest, but if 2 Chainz has another album for us, we’ll be more than appreciative. Even if he goes the EP route, as he did with last year’s The Play Don’t Care Who Make It, we’re happy to take what we can get. Check this one out below.