Drake’s Baby Mama Sophie Brussaux Flaunts Bikini Body During Island Vacation

The OVO rapper isn’t the only one living his best life. While rumors circulate about Drake purchasing a $1 million diamond chain for himself, Sophie Brussaux, the mother his son Adonis, is flexing her bikini body on social media. Sophie doesn’t post too ten to her Instagram page, aside from the occasional casual run-ins with the Pope where she gifts him a painting she created, but now she’s back to flaunt her luxury vacation.

In one post, Sophie shows f her citrine necklace as she thanks the company that created it for her. In another photo, she poses and shows f her “Xena vibes” as the sun sets behind her. Over on her Instagram Story, Sophie’s Turks and Caicos rest and relaxation time is completed with a selfie taken on a cliff oceanside.

She’s also seen in her bathroom, again in her bikini, posing in the mirror. She wrote over the clip that she’s “Happy, but I miss the gym.” The former adult movie star-turned pressional artist seems to be enjoying her short break from mommy duties, so check out a few snaps Sophie’s Turks and Caicos island vacation below. 

Billie Eilish Teases Release Date For Second Album: "It’s Coming"

Coming f the success her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019), Billie Eilish’s massive fanbase is already looking for another musical fering from the 18-year-old pop phenom. This past weekend the “Come Out and Play” performer hit the stage at the 2020 iHeartRadio ALTer EGO music festival and took some time out to personally connect with fans and answer some questions about being nominated for multiple Grammys, when we could expect her sophomore album to be released, and more. 

During an interview with iHeartRadio, Eilish revealed that she was grateful for being recognized by the Recording Academy stating, “I mean, winning any Grammy at all is like… Who would ever think you’d win a Grammy, you know what I mean? I’ve never thought, ‘Oh I’d win a Grammy someday!’ So, genuinely if I get anything I’ll be happy if I don’t I’m gonna be happy too, ’cause just to be nominated, what more could I ask for?”

Eventually, the topic the follow up to her debut album came across during the interview. The singer/songwriter was asked if fans could expect another musical fering this year to which Eilish responded,

“This year? No, but I will be making it this year. But next few years? It’s coming. When it’s made. It’s not made yet.”

We might not receive a full-length Billie Eilish project this year but we can expect to get a documentary starring the “bad guy” singer to hit the Apple TV streaming service in the coming months. Check out Billie Eilish’s interview at the 2020 iHeartRadio Alter EGO music festival in its entirety below. 

Interview: Uncle Murda Talks New Album, Dropping Lenny Grant Name & 2020 Plans

New York City, ny – Not many artists habitually keep their authenticity intact to the degree that Brooklyn rapper Uncle Murda does. Having toured Australia and New Zealand this past November with 50 Cent and Janet Jackson, and recently dropped his first project in two years, Don’t Come Outside Volume 2, he’s continuing to thrive.

“I’m detailing the streets, man,” he tells HipHopDX about the release. “It’s what’s happening, it’s what’s been happening … it’s about how I grew up and things of that nature. My reasons for certain things I’ve done. You got to just really sit back, soak it in and you’ll get the bigger picture.”

A noticeable change from Don’t Come Outside Volume 1 is that he’s back to his former monicker, having (at the time) begun to use his government name, Lenny Grant. In a conversation with HipHopDX in 2017, he broke down his reasoning for the change — notably pointing to no-brainer business obstacles that exist with a name like Uncle Murda. But, as he now explains, the change wasn’t something his fans were willing to adopt.

“You know, I was trying to do something else but the people will not stop calling me Uncle Murda — I can’t get away from it no matter what,” he says with a laugh. “It’s like, damn. I even tried to use my real name.

“I’ve been trying to get away from the fucking Uncle Murda shit for the longest now, but I fucking can’t so I’m just going to deal with it,” he adds in a tone that suggests he’s not overly upset.

Part of the reluctance to accept a new name may stem from the way in which he admirably keeps the same energy. One particular song on his new LP, the Great John-produced “What I Mean Is,” seems to momentarily turn the tables and question whether the music he can’t walk away from is possibly inspiring younger listeners to embrace a lifestyle they should probably avoid at all costs.

“Sometime when you speak about life experiences, you have people that can relate to that,” he explains noting that his truths and reactions are somewhat universal for many who grew up in his environment. “I feel like sometimes music motivates. It did for me growing up … I was motivated because of the reality I was living at the time and shit I was going through.

“I was really out there hustling and shit like that,” he adds. “I was really beefing with motherfuckers and had people shooting at me. I got shot and was [allegedly] on the run for shooting somebody — and multiple other things of that nature. So when I listened to the music, it gave me motivation.”

It’s not something artists do intentionally, he says, though he admits that it in the same way it motivated him — somebody who was in that life — it could also motivate someone who may otherwise have different reactions to certain situations.

“Maybe rap music is responsible for a lot of negative shit that’s happened, but we can’t help that, you know,” he says. “We’re just sharing experiences we dealt with … that’s a way for us to make it out. So we speak about the shit. Do I think we attract negativity? Yes.”

With an obvious bigger picture understanding of a role his influence can potentially play in motivating listeners, the question becomes whether or not we’ll get a truly reflective Uncle Murda — à la 4:44. It’s not something he immediately ruled out, but he admits he’s not quite ready to turn his back on the formula that’s defined his career.

“As an artist, you’ve got to try different things,” he says. “Maybe as my career goes on, I might come at it from a different angle, but right now I still relate to a particular kind of lifestyle. I’m still aggressive with it. But who knows.”

Even more prominent than the response to his latest project has been the response to his annual rap-up. Touching on everything that went down — in his normally unrestrained fashion — he most notably caught the ire of singer K. Michelle, who was less than ecstatic about the opening bars of the song.

“I don’t got no beef with her, man. That’s Uncle Murda, man,” he says, playfully separating Lenny Grant from his rap alter-ego. “He get in that ramp up mode and just be fucking bugging — and then I gotta deal with this shit.”

As he explains, “Uncle Murda’s” issue with K. Michelle stemmed from a tweet in which she supported Tekashi 69’s release from prison following absurdly public testimony that helped convict former Trey Nine Blood associates — and implicated numerous others in potential criminal activity (including Cardi B and Jim Jones).

Despite being very direct about his take on Tekashi, Murda says that he strongly believes that he’ll still have a career when he gets home.

“I think you might have some kids that’s still going to love him and embrace him, just as you’re going to have certain people that respect the streets and respect the codes,” he says, pointing out that many younger fans who don’t adhere to street codes may not be as stringent when it comes to real world authenticity versus entertainment.

“He gone still have a career, you know, making all that rat the rat loving music,” he says with a laugh. “If you’re a rat lover, you’re going to be rocking.”

For Murda, 2020 is just getting started and is looking to hold a lot of exciting things, and not just on a music tip.

“I’m working on some movie things,” he reveals. He made his big screen debut in the film Reprisal — starring Bruce Willis — back in 2018. He also appeared in a 2019 series titled Street Connected, which also starred Lady Of Rage.

“I’ve got a couple of TV series that I’m actually working on. Some things that we bought that we’re going to try to put into production shortly,” he explains. “I’m also working on a Aaron Hernandez soundtrack — one of my partners got the rights to his story. Just trying to stay busy and keep working.”

And fans can rest assured they won’t have to wait as long for a new project, as he says he plans to drop at least two more this year.

“Sometimes I feel like I be cheating myself and the people that fuck with me cause last time I put a project car was 2017 … I feel like I gotta be more consistent,” he says.

2020 marks fifteen years since the now 40-year-old MC dropped his debut mixtape Murder Capitol, and it appears that he’s not letting up anytime soon. “I been talking to 50 about that … I need to live a little longer, maybe 15 – 20 minutes before going out,” he says with a loud laugh.

Stream Uncle Murda’s Don’t Come Outside Volume 2 featuring Dave East, Tory Lanez, Benny The Butcher, Jadakiss, Styles P and more below, Empire/G-Unit.

Fabolous Honors Mac Miller With A Touching IG Tribute On What Would’ve Been His 28th B’Day

Yesterday (January 19), Mac Miller would’ve turned 28 years old had it not been for the accidental fatal overdose that took his life on September 7, 2018. Many across Hip-Hop took the occasion to honor the Swimming emcee with a plethora R.I.P notes and recollections better days, but it was Fabolous who might’ve had one the most hard-hitting tributes. No, it wasn’t a photo them together or a song they collaborated on; Fab’s post revealed more or less what could’ve been.

Showing us a text convo he had with Mac at some point before he died, Fabolous gave all 7 million his Instagram followers a hard look at what it truly means to never take people for granted while they’re still here. “Tomorrow isn’t promised.. Even tho we know it, i think we learn that the hard way. Sometimes we take advantage TIME & think we will always have TIME or they’ll be another TIME,” the Young OG rapper wrote as a caption, following up by stating, “Mac Miller is 1 the couple artists i planned to work with but the time got cut short & it never happened. Never felt a need to share this but maybe you inspired me to share this with people or even other artist to seize the moment & opportunity. Live for today. Everyday.” The text shows Mac thanking Fab for giving him Henny at a party in the Williamsburg area Brooklyn, which then led both rappers to grab good eats at local spots — Mac hit up Williamsburg Pizza, while Fab ate at Sweet Chick. The small banter is heartwarming to read, but also extremely bittersweet as it shows that we were robbed a “Fabolous (feat. Mac Miller)” or “Mac Miller (Feat. Fabolous)” collab. Unfortunately, it will now go down as yet another classic “what if” moment in the history Hip-Hop.

R.I.P Mac Miller and Happy 28th Birthday. 

Ashley Graham Welcomes First Child With Husband Justin Ervin

Ashley Graham and her husband Justin Ervin have been married for over nine years and after announcing months ago that they were expecting their first child together, today the model has announced that her baby boy has arrived and the experience has changed their life forever. 

Ashley took to Instagram to post an update to her story, detailing that her little man was born on Saturday, January 18th. “At 6:00pm on Saturday our lives changed for the better. Thank you all for your love and support during this incredible time,” she wrote. 

“Throughout my pregnancy so far I’ve gained 50lbs. And the best part is, I don’t care!” the 32-year-old previously stated. “I have never felt better, and I am so thankful that my body and son have allowed me to be as mobile and flexible as I have been. Between working out, yoga, acupuncture and lymphatic massages – I finally feel like I figured out this whole pregnancy thing and how to feel my best.”

Ashley had been sharing numerous photos to her feed her growing baby bump with most images being taken by her huband. “Justin and I cannot wait to be parents and we are thankful for the love and the support around us. If we could have dreamed what our lives could have been we would’ve fallen short how much is truly in store for us.”

Cheers to the happy couple and their growing family. 

Kobe Bryant Encourages Fans To Embrace LeBron As Part Of Lakers’ "Brotherhood"

Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar LeBron James is closing in on another Lakers legend on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, as he now sits just 80 points behind Kobe Bryant for third all-time. In a recent interview with Bill Plaschke the Los Angeles Times, Bryant shared his thoughts about being surpassed by LeBron and encouraged diehard Lakers fans to embrace No. 23 as part the Lakers’ brotherhood.

Says Kobe (H/T LA Times):

“When LeBron came to Los Angeles, he is now a Laker, he is part our brotherhood, part our fraternity, and we should embrace him that way.

“You got to celebrate … appreciate what he is as an athlete while he is here. Appreciate this guy, celebrate what he’s done, because it’s truly remarkable.”

The Lakers have four games remaining on their road trip, including Monday night’s nationally televised game at the TD Garden in Boston. Needless to say, there’s a good chance that LeBron surpasses Kobe before the Lakers return to Staples Center.

But even if LeBron fails to score 80 points in the next four road games, Kobe has no plans  showing up to Staples Center to witness the feat in person.

“I won’t go to the game,” Bryant said. “I’d rather that be about him.”

“I’ll for sure call him and tell him congratulations,” Bryant said. “I’m so happy for ‘Bron, all he’s accomplished and continues to accomplish, he’s been great.”

The Lakers (34-8) will take on the Celtics tonight, followed by back-to-back games against the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets, and a Saturday night showdown with the Sixers, airing on ABC at 8:30pm ET.

Kobe Bryant Encourages Fans To Embrace LeBron As Part Of Lakers' "Brotherhood"

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Mark Wahlberg’s Surprise Pet To His Kids Was Mistaken For Kim & Kanye West

Mark Wahlberg has probably had a number great acts over to his home for dinner in the past but clearly Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have never been one them. The Fighter actor made a surprise visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show and while sharing the story on how he surprised his kids with a dog some time ago, he explained how it lead his wife Rhea Durham to question why the West’s were coming for dinner. 

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As the story goes, Mark told his kids that “somebody important” was coming for dinner, hinting at the arrival their new pet. However, his young children assumed that if it was someone important it would be Kim and Kanye, leading them to tell their mother. Apparently Mark was in a meeting when his wife pulled him out asking him why she never got the update on the dinner guests. After telling his wife that it was actually a new dog for their kids, she settled down just a bit. 

“And then she got upset because I didn’t include her in the selecting the dog,” he added. Once Rhea saw the cute little Pomeranian, she was happy and in love with their new pet even though according to Mark, the little guy thinks he runs the house.  

SZA Gives Behind-The-Scenes Peak Of Unreleased Music Video

We all know SZA SZN is approaching. We can feel it in our bones and see it on our feeds. While the TDE signee avoids giving us specific details regarding when we could expect new music from her, she has been teasing that the day is not too far away. On Sunday, SZA shared a “photo dump” on Instagram, meaning she unloaded a random bunch  cute pictures sitting in her camera roll. However, this particular dump didn’t seem to random. The slideshow communicates a message: SZA is in album mode. 

Three photos in the post show her in the recording studio and another three them appear to have been taken on set for a music video. Is SZA prepping a new single? While the song remains a mystery, we now have an idea what the vibe for the music video will be. SZA is seen dressed in what seems to be a metallic snakeskin bodysuit with matching silver heels by which it would be absolute honor to be stepped on. Sean Brown is tagged in that photo, perhaps because he is responsible for directing the video. SZA also shared a short clip from the futuristic visuals, which shows her twirling in another killer outfit amidst flashing lights. 

SZA, we’re happy to have you back around. 

Joaquin Phoenix Pays Tribute To Heath Ledger In SAG Awards Acceptance Speech

Sunday evening, Joaquin Phoenix took home the SAG Award for Best Actor for his role in Joker and as he accepted the prize, the seasoned actor used his platform as an opportunity to honor the other actors hosted in the same category while also paying homage to the Joker before him.

“I’m standing here on the shoulders my favorite actor, Heath Ledger,” he would say to begin his speech.

He went on to highlight the talent fellow m=nominees such as Leonardo DiCaprio, who was up for his lead role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

“There would always be two other guys that I was up against and we’d always lose to this one kid,” Phoneix reflected. “No actor would ever say his name because it was too much, but every casting director would always whisper, ‘It’s Leonardo’ …] You’ve been an inspiration for over 25 years to me and so many people, Thank you very much.”

He moved on by directing his attention to Christian Bale who starred opposite Ledger during his era as Batman. Sunday night, he was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Ford v Ferrari. “You commit to your roles in ways that I can only dream …] It’s infuriating. I wish you would, one time, just suck once.”

In the end, he would also take the time to congratulate and give proper to relative newcomers found in Adam Driver and Taron Egerton who were both nominated for their roles in Marriage Story and Rocketman, respectively.

“I’ve been watching you the last few years and you’ve been turning in these beautiful, nuanced, incredible, pround performances,” he said to Driver. “I’m just so moved by you …] you should be here.”

He concluded: “Taron …] you’re so beautiful in this movie and I’m so happy for you, and I can’t wait to see what else you do.” 

 

Tyra Banks & Boyfriend Louis Bélanger-Martin Are "Very Much In Love"

It’s been some time since Tyra Banks has been linked to anyone on the romantic front. The top model has been linked to a number known faces over the years her career such as Will Smith, Seal, Jonn Singelton and more. Page Six now reports that Tyra’s new man, Canadian businessman Louis Bélanger-Martin, are still going strong. 

Tyra Banks & Boyfriend Louis Bélanger-Martin Are "Very Much In Love"
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According to the publication, the duo has been dating for over a year and is said to be “pretty happy.” Apparently, when he isn’t travelling for work, he’s always by Tyra’s side and even her friends are all aware her new love since she was “very quick to introduce him as her man.” The couple was recently spotted at the TCL Chinese Theatre for the premiere  Bad Boys For Life in Hollywood. 

Their first public outing together was in October last year when they were seen having a romantic date and later after that, they were reported to have moved in together. 

Tyra has one son with her ex, Erik Asla, named York and previously detailed the struggles she underwent with undergoing in vitro fertilization. “I think I’m lucky, you know, I did it for about a year and a half IVF and some women do it for years and years and years,” she said.

Kevin Hart Feels No Type Of Way About The Oscars Remaining Hostless

Kevin Hart was caught in one the biggest scandals the last few years when old tweets his resurfaced and put him in a tough position with the LGBTQ community. As we’re sure you remember, Hart tweeted out some jokes that were seen as homophobic, and the Academy asked him to apologize to the LGBTQ community. Hart refused, stepped down from his Oscar host position, and the ceremony went hostless. Although it was expected to be an awkward situation, the Oscars without a host actually went on smoothly. It seems like the Oscars were happy with the results, and have opted to remain hostless for the 2020 ceremony. 

TMZ caught up with Kevin Hart as he was leaving Bootsy Bellows early Sunday morning in West Hollywood and asked him how he felt about the Oscars opting out getting a host this year. Hart seemed unbothered, although he seemed reluctant to speak with TMZ at first. After the initial cold shoulder, Hart answered the question as he gets into his vehicle. “I’m a fan the Oscars, always have been,” stated Hart. “It’s no feeling, it’s not a problem, it’s a good thing on both sides.” The 2020 Oscars will air on February 9. 

Report: Despite Rumors, Bengals Have No Plans To Trade 1st Overall Pick

The Cincinnati Bengals will not be trading their 1st overall draft pick, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

While former LSU assistant Joe Brady will be taking over the fensive coordinator job for Carolina Panthers, Joe Burrow is still seemingly a lock for the Cincinnati Bengals. Burrow is routinely rated as the top prospect entering the draft and just won the College Football Playf National Championship with LSU.

Burrow threw for a record 60 touchdowns this season with only 6 interceptions for 5,671 yards. He also boasted a 76.3% completion rate.

Despite being an obvious trade target for Carolina, Schefter says that sources close to the situation expect the Bengals to hold onto their pick.

“He definitely checks f a lot boxes early on in the evaluation process,” Bengals’ quarterbacks’ coach said on the teams’ in-house website. “He’s definitely an intriguing guy.

Burrow’s father recently said that his son is, “excited to even be in that conversation.” and that “if the Bengals do draft him, he’s going to be happy.”

“He’ll look at it as a challenge,” he continued. “But he’ll be confident that eventually, they can win a lot games there in Cincinnati.”

Prior to transferring to LSU, Burrow spent three seasons at Ohio State and even went to high school outside Cinncinati.

The NFL Draft will take place in April.

The UFC 2020 Fan Wishlist

MMA’s premier league, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, is arguably at the peak its powers. A preeminent force in all corners the globe, the Dana White-fronted company has all but shed its subcultural roots and became an integral cog the landscape. Experiencing a period sustained evolution that took it from the outskirts social acceptability and into the homes ESPN+ viewers the world over, the past 10 years have set the stage for an exciting time in the organization’s history.

More eager than ever to skirt weight class dogma in the name a super fight, the Endeavor regime the UFC has the same sense unpredictability that came with the glory days Japan’s Pride Fighting Championship. Often referred to as the “entertainment era” by fans and commentators alike, the financial demands putting on upwards 35 cards a year means that MMA’s premier organization has to hurtle from one hyped bout to the next in order to retain its momentum — all while striving to retain some adherence to rankings and other logical matchmaking factors.

With their year set to get underway on Saturday, January 18th with UFC 246, the arrival 2020 brings a fresh batch hypothetical scenarios that have burrowed into our brains and refused to disperse. Compiled in no particular order, it’s time to break down the fights and potential paradigm-shifting announcements that we hope to see before the year is out.

The UFC 2020 Fan Wishlist

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DARREN TILL VS ROBERT WHITTAKER

When a champion or top-ranked contender feels the bitter sting defeat, it can leave them scrambling to regroup. For both Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker and Liverpool’s favorite son Darren Till, this was a grim reality that they had to dishearteningly face in 2019. The recipients brutal stoppages from Israel Adesanya and Jorge Masvidal respectively, Whittaker found himself in the unfamiliar terrain the losing column for the first time since a 2014 TKO from Stephen Thompson, losing his middleweight strap in the process.

Till faced yet another setback when he was left unconscious within two rounds. Touted as a future welterweight champion at one stage, the charismatic 27-year-old from England took a daring leap by abandoning 170 in favor pastures new. Debuting at 185 in late 2019, his back-and-forth bout against Kelvin Gastelum led him to walk away from UFC 244 with the split decision victory, instantly catapulting him up the divisional ranks.

Absent from the octagon since losing to Stylebender in his home nation, the hard-hitting Whittaker will attempt to overturn his fortunes when he fights Jared Cannonier at UFC 248 in March. If he should deliver an impressive showing, a title eliminator between himself and Till wouldn’t only be a logical next step for the division, but would promise to be an enthralling kickboxing clinic be unlikely to make it to the final bell.


ZABIT MAGOMEDSHARIPOV VS. YAIR RODRIGUEZ 

For one reason or another, some fights gestate for so long that it feels like they might never arrive. Fostered by a concoction injuries, scheduling conflicts, and other misadventures, the bout between featherweight’s destructive hot prospect “Zabeast” and Yair Rodriguez has become one them.

Initially scheduled for UFC 228 in September 2018, an injury that the Mexican striking specialist sustained stopped the fight in its tracks with only two weeks left to go. In the meantime, both men have continued to tear through the FW ranks, each picking up victories over Jeremy Stephens and in El Pantera’s case, doling out one the knockouts the decade against Zorean Zombie. Said to have been “impressed” by the dominant Zabit after his submission victory over Brandon Davis, the two are undoubtedly in contention for a shot at Alexander Volkanovski’s recently acquired title. Putting this lingering debate to rest once and for all would make perfect sense.


NUNES VS SHEVCHENKO III

After eking out the decision victory against Germaine De Randamie at UFC 245, it seemed all but a foregone conclusion that when it comes time for her retreat from the limelight, Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes will go down as the best female fighter to ever approach the cage. Since dispossessing Miesha Tate the women’s bantamweight title at UFC 200, Nunes has looked nigh indestructible, thwarting every opponent sent her way. But if there was one recurring challenger that she just can’t evade, it’s Valentina Shevchenko.

Currently holding court as the UFC’s flyweight champ, the menacing 125-pound fighter has been laying waste to high-level competition at every turn. And if she ever had a chance to do what she’d previously failed to and dethrone Nunes in a cross-division super fight, it’s now. Operating at the absolute pinnacle her game in the modern era, the fact that their second square-f at UFC 215 led many to call it in favor “The Bullet” means that a third fight should promise to be the most hard-fought and explosive yet. Although Amanda has been quick to rebuff the idea a trilogy, it would give her an opportunity to enshrine her status as women’s MMA’s all-time greatest beyond any shadow a doubt. On the other hand, Shevchenko has been adamant that “it’s going to happen one day” and the redemption that she’s craved may still arrive.

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STYLEBENDER VS PAULO COSTA

Over the past few years, there have been mounting allegations that the UFC is incapable producing stars the same magnitude as a McGregor, Liddell or Rousey. Overrun with fighters that are attempting to emulate The Notorious’ trash talk-fuelled formula, it can be hard for any one fighter to truly stand out from the crowd and captivate the audience’s attention. Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya is the antidote to that. A jol, anime-loving individual capable breath-taking feats when the time comes to throw down, the New Zealander/Nigerian’s flashy yet technically masterful style striking fense has made him into a phenomenon in waiting.

After besting Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker in front a hostile Australian crowd, the answer to the question where he goes from here has remained up in the air. Yet no matter how eager the UFC is to get him to square f against Yoel Romero, this fight pales in comparison to an encounter with Paulo Costa. Better known to MMA fans as “Borrachinha,” the hulking, undefeated Brazilian boasts a record 13-0 with a repertoire highlight-reel finishes to his name. Ever the showman, Stylebender has belittled him as a “Ricky Martin wannabe” and “a swimsuit model” before claiming that he wasn’t impressed by his basic skillset. Coupled with Costa taking things into personal terrain by labeling Adesanya a “pussy African,” it seems that their eventual showdown will yield nothing short fireworks.


MCGREGOR VS MASIVDAL

No matter how much we cling to the concepts honour, integrity and the valor competition in martial arts, the simple fact is that money fights keep the MMA world spinning. And when it comes to lucrative contests that could actually live up to the hype, they don’t come much bigger than Jorge Masvidal Vs “The Notorious” Conor McGregor. Peering back a few years, the “Gamebred Fighter” from Miami wouldn’t have even been a speck on McGregor’s radar and may have gotten a similar dismissal to the one Jeremy Stephens received when attempting to throw his hat in the ring for a fight with the former double champ.

A resilient and obscenely tough competitor that cut his teeth on the street-fighting circuit alongside the late Kimbo Slice, Masvidal had some big wins over accomplished brawlers such as Donald Cerrone and Ross Pearson but had never perforated the glass ceiling until 2019. Widely recognized as the fighter the year, Jorge went on a tear, seeing f Darren Till and Ben Askren in showstopping fashion before capturing the newly minted BMF title from Nate Diaz at UFC 244.

Now with McGregor returning to the fold, he spoke about the chance to pit his skills against those Masvidal in an interview with The Mac Life, stating, “Yeah, I’d face Jorge. I’m not going to 170 just for Jorge. He hasn’t got really anything. I wasn’t happy with how that bad motherfucker thing (BMF title fight against Nate Diaz] ended. In my opinion, that bout is unfinished. It was only getting into a good bout I believe.” Seemingly assured in the belief that Jorge would present no problem for him, the Gamebred fighter is enticed with the financial rewards that this bout would spawn and would be willing to turn down a welterweight title fight just to make this blockbuster main event happen.

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COVINGTON VS WOODLEY 

When two outspoken fighters collide, the result can ten be incendiary. The verbal jabs have certainly come thick and fast between Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington. Regularly pictured with a MAGA hat atop his head, Colby has willingly adopted the role a leading agitator within the MMA world and has delighted in watching the vast majority the fanbase rooting for his demise. But whether you love or loathe him, you can’t deny the mix grit, determination and talent that Colby has displayed, not least all during his recent welterweight championship opportunity against the reigning welterweight king Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman.

Coming away with a speculated broken jaw, Covington coming up short against the champ means that the next logical step is an eventual collision against former WW titan Tyron Woodley. With Covington claiming that he’s “whooped” Woodley during previous sparring sessions and T-Wood openly upfront about his disdain for the man that he sees as a “disgrace” to the sport, their combined wrestling pedigrees, finishing abilities and the vats bad blood between them should ensure that their eventual collision will be a fascinating contest.


THE RETURN OF GSP

When a fighter takes a hiatus from competition, there’s ten a lot speculation over where they’ll still have their killer instinct upon return or if the dreaded “ring rust” will set in. Four years since he’d last set foot in the octagon, Georges St Pierre returned to fight Michael Bisping for the middleweight title at UFC 217. The story was simple: new era, new weight class, same old GSP.

Capturing a belt with the ease a man that’d never left, he then declared that once again, he’d be bowing out at the top. After another extended reprieve from the competition, the rumor mill has ramped up that the legendary French-Canadian may return for one more go-around. “I don’t want to speak for the guy. I don’t think he’s done,” declared his longtime coach Firas Zahabi at the start the year. “I just think he’s so competitive that one day he’s going to see a guy that everyone thinks is unbeatable and then he’s going to want to come back. Khabib is one those guys. But it’d have to be a 165-pound fight. Will the UFC do it, that’s the question.”

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HENRY CEJUDO VS JOSE ALDO

After he stepped in to face Marlon Moraes and capture the vacant bantamweight strap at UFC 238 in the process, Olympic gold medallist and reigning flyweight champ Henry Cejudo set himself on the course to become one the sport’s undeniable greats. As opposed to fighting a canonical challenger to either his straps, Cejudo has set his sights on fighting a legend the octagon in Brazil’s Jose Aldo. Renowned as one the greatest featherweights all time, Aldo’s storied run at the top the 145-pound division was defined by hard-fought wars, an impressive list scalps and the fiercest leg kicks in the history the UFC or WEC.

A divisive move that’s rubbed everyone from Petr Yan to Patricio Friere the wrong way, the nostalgic side our brains can’t resist the allure seeing Aldo take one final stab at the upper echelons the sport. Although it may be a loss on paper, it’s arguable that Jose defeated Marlon Moraes in his last bout and it’s hard to deny that out the current pack challengers that’s pursuing Cejudo, the Brazilian legend will undoubtedly bring the most eyes towards the bantamweight title.


THE RETURN OF NICK DIAZ

Brash, fearless and dangerous whether on his feet or f his back, Nick Diaz is one those transcendent competitors that could take a casual viewer and morph them into a diehard MMA obsessive. Dormant ever since his exhibition against “The Spider” Anderson Silva in January 2015, the appetite to see the Stockton native return and end his career on a less sour note has refused to subside. Freed from the suspension dramas that he’s been battling with over recent years, his little brother Nate’s recent defeat at the hands one Jorge Masvidal galvanised something within Nick that hasn’t reared its head in many years.

Enraged by Masvidal’s claim that he’d “baptised” Nate, Nick’s manager Kevin Mubenga has made Diaz’s stipulations known to the public; “Nick has already begun training for the Jorge Masvidal fight. He intends on fighting in late April or May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, in Arlington, Texas at AT&T Stadium.” Exciting as this prospect may be, what remains to be seen is whether Nick can recapture the relentless pace and meticulous boxing that he’d once had after so many years on the side-lines — but there’s no denying it’d be a marquee fight for the organization.


JON JONES VS. STIPE MIOCIC

In March 2019, UFC light heavyweight champ and general GOAT contender Jon “Bones” Jones posed a query to his Twitter followers:  “don’t think you guys are ready to witness @stipemiocic and I, would July give you all enough time?” Six months on from his proposed date for a fight between the two, it’s safe to say that it was more than enough.  

Alluded to since 2017 when Stipe felt the need to remind Bones that he was “the baddest man on the planet,” the concept the LHW king squaring f against the reigning heavyweight champion is the stuff fantasy MMA matchmaking dreams. Plus, where it’s ten hard to envision Jones on the losing end a fight, Stipe’s knock-down-drag-out style is reminiscent one the only men to truly give Bones a run for his money in Alexander Gustafsson. Add in Miocic’s size and this could be the toughest test that Jonny Bones has ever faced in his storied career. 

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Rico Nasty Reveals She’s Now Single: "U Can Love Yourself More"

Rico Nasty has done a good job keeping her personal life separate from her music career. The DMV rapper is known and loved for her raucous tracks. When she’s being showered with attention, it’s usually because her unique sound and her creative looks. There was the rare exception in December when Rico was frantically spamming social media feeds after FKA Twigs allegedly blocked her on Instagram. However, that wasn’t scandalous – just hilarious. 

Today, Rico uncharacteristically took to Twitter to divulge some information about private matters. She revealed that she’s single and she appears to be over the moon about it. “I’m finally single after years and years,” she started her series confessional tweets. “And months second guessing my happiness and my worth …. lmfao bitch I’m so happy rn.” She went on to fer advice to anyone stuck in an unsatisfying relationship that would benefit from the same liberation that she is now experiencing. “I just wanna tell all my bitches rn if u feel like he don’t love u . HE DOESNT . U can love yourself MORE.” She finished f this PSA with a succinct motivational message: “Fuck these n****s and these hoes.” 

Last month, Rico shared her single, “Hard”, as she’s prepping her next album, Nightmare Vacation

Issa Rae Announces Release Date & Teaser For "Insecure" Season Four

The time has finally arrived. After months anticipation, Issa Rae has come through to announce the season four release date for her beloved HBO series Insecure. Taking to Instagram, Issa showcased a clip her character doing he usual mirror motivation rap, this time ripping her skirt leading her to be happy since it means her booty is getting big. ” It’s 2020, soooo… Season 4?‬ @insecurehbo is back April 12th,” she captioned the clip.

Issa Rae Announces Release Date & Teaser For "Insecure" Season Four
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We do know that the new season will now have 10 episodes as opposed to the previous installments that only had eight. Issa also expressed how all the characters in the show are based on individuals in her life and all events have some truth to them. “All them are based f real people that are in my life and real situations that have happened,” Issa previously stated. “Also, a lot the stories come from a predominantly black writers’ room. There are people and stories from there that we just put in the show.”

It’s been over a year since we got an update on the show since Issa’s movie and other television jobs have gotten bigger and better over the course time. Peep the teaser and let us know if you’re tuning in come April.