On last night’s episode Desus & Mero, the comedic duo was asked to comment on this tidbit about TWENTY88’s life, which was hilariously referred to as “the Big Sean controversy.” At first it seemed like they hadn’t actually heard the new Jhene song. Desus asked if the question was referred to how Jhene “was subbing” Sean and Mero thought she was shading Sean for having “some weak dick.” Then, once it was clarified what the “controversy” entailed, Desus still felt some more information was required in order to fairly assess the situation. “You gotta break it down,” the late-night host said. “Was it 9 sessions? Cause then that might have been like little 30-second sections that didn’t matter. You gotta do the math. Does she cum easy?”.
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Desus also digressed for a moment to give a review the (former?) couple’s 2016 collaborative project, TWENTY88. “They did have a good album together, though. It was like y, but it was like watching a couple next to you at Red Lobster break up and shit… but they doing like a weird thing where they don’t know if they’re gonna break up or just go home and have .” He also joked that his days listening to these artists’ collaborations were behind him. “I’m at my house listening to Big Sean and Jhene Aiko? What am I, like 19? N****, I’m tryna get mortgages.”
Listen to the discussion around the 2:30-mark in the video below.
A ball boy is suffering from major regret after learning that a tennis racket he once owned is about to fetch big bucks at auction. Justin Arrington-Holmes was a ball boy during the 2018 U.S. Open final match between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka. During the match, a frustrated Serena threw her racket onto the court with enough force to break it. Later, Justin asked the world-renowned tennis champion if he could keep her dented racket, and she told him she didn’t mind.
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While many would have either held onto the item and kept it in pristine condition or sold it for a nice chunk change, it seems as if Justin placed it away. According to Newser, Justin was doing a bit Spring cleaning and over the Summer he sold it to a collectibles store in New York City for $500. An employee the unnamed shop knew its value and soon resold it.
Now the racket will be sold Goldin Auctions and it projected to fetch around $10K, although the auction house’s owner, Ken Goldin, reportedly told the New York Times that it could go for upwards $50K. “I wish I’d had someone help me with the process,” Justin said after learning that he undersold himself. The ball boy reportedly told the Times that he hopes that the seller will donate some the money to a charity, adding “I just hope they are looking out for the greater good.”
In a press release on Monday, Kylie Jenner revealed that she has sold a 51% stake in her beauty brand to Coty Inc. for $600 million. Coty, a multinational beauty company that is home to brands like Covergirl, has valued Kylie’s company—which includes the two wildly popular brands, Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin—at $1.2 billion. Through this new partnership, Coty will use its expertise in cosmetic business practice to expand Kylie’s company into a global phenomenon. Kylie and her team, however, would maintain creative control over the company as well as handle communications. Kylie will also remain the face both brands. “This partnership will allow me and my team to stay focused on the creation and development each product while building the brand into an international beauty powerhouse,” said Kylie.
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This is just the latest achievement in Kylie’s cosmetics career.
While only founded four years ago, Kylie’s beauty brand, Kylie Cosmetics, had amassed a whopping $900-million value as March this year, making her the youngest self-made billionaire according to Forbes. Following this evident indicator the brand’s success, Kylie launched her skincare line, Kylie Skin, this past May. While some the products in the line caused some online controversy, she managed to make it work, and this deal with Coty proves that she is just getting started in the beauty world.
As reported by The Blast, Kevin McCall made some incredibly disturbing remarks about his former friend Chris Brown and his fanbase. Returning to social media, the singer shared a throwback himself and Breezy, calling out the man with a harsh message. “You still running rom you put-on come let me beat you up so u can throw up the hooks,” he said to CB. Then, he directed his anger toward the multi-platinum star’s fans.
“Imma post this everday until somebody from Team Breezy commit suicide,” reportedly said McCall. “I want them all to kill themselves and get it over with. They some miserable irrelevant little fuccers who never fight in person.” Wow. Clearly, Kevin is going through something dark to even consider saying something like this. Let’s hope he gets the help he needs.
As Chick-Fil-A expands across America and internationally, Chick-Fil-A President and COO Tim Tassopoulos announced that they’ve been taking a more progressive attitude towards the organizations they choose to donate to. Speaking to Bisnow, Tassapoulos revealed that won’t be donating to charities that have taken visibly anti-LGBTQ stances. “There’s no question we know that, as we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are,” Bisnow stated. “There are lots articles and newscasts about Chick-fil-A, and we thought we needed to be clear about our message.”
This means that they won’t be donating to Salvation Army, the Fellowship Christian Athletes and the Paul Anderson Youth Home anymore. Those companies, in particular, have sparked backlash for their controversial takes on homouality.
Chick-fil-A Foundation has plans to donate $9M to organizations like Covenant House International, that focuses on fighting homelessness, and Junior Achievement USA in support education. Additionally, they’ve pledged to donate $25K to local food banks in cities where they expand their chain.
Stephen Curry and Under Armour have teamed up with Sour Patch Kids for a limited edition sneaker collection, featuring two colorful Curry 7 collabs. The two-time MVP first expressed his love for the sour & sweet gummies when he wore a Sour Patch Kids-inspired Curry 1 during the 2015 three-point contest.
Since Steph is currently sidelined with a hand injury, UA tapped his brother Seth to debut one the colorway on the court this past weekend.
Offered in “Peach” and “Lime” colorways, the collaborative Curry 7s include Sour Patch Kids detailing on the sock liner and heel tab, as well as the tissue paper found inside each box. Additional details include a co-branded nutritional facts sticker on the inside each box with Steph’s stats.
The Sour Patch Kids collection initially launched in China on November 11, but the kicks will be available again on November 29 UA.com, UA Brand Houses and at select retail partners for $140. Continue scrolling for a detailed look at the Sour Patch Kids pack.
Eva Marcille’s ex is coming back to haunt her and has been doing so for a few weeks now. Kevin McCall attended court recently in his fight to attain custody his daughter he shares with Eva and while he was there he assaulted a police ficer leading to his arrest. “I guess while Kevin] was going into court he got into a fight with security because he’s crazy, like I’ve told the world a million times,” Eva said the situation.
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The Blast now reports that Eva is shopping for a new home as a way to stay protected from her psycho ex. According to the publication, Eva was house hunting with her Real Housewives Atlanta co-star Cynthia Bailey. Eva explained how she experiences PTSD from Kevin and is scared her “donor might be on the lurk.” She wants her new home to have security since “between psycho a—donor” and her defense attorney husband, protection is needed.
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“This is what’s so crazy about it. He was arrested going into court for a case he filed against me,” Eva added the situation. “More recently, he drew a suit against me for child support—which is amazing because he’s never given a cent and I’ve raised our child—but child support, custody, and…I’ve recently changed my daughter’s name from his last name to our family name which is Sterling, and he now wants to reverse that.”
Tencent is reportedly looking to find co-investors for its bid to purchase a 10% interest of Universal Music Group (UMG) from Vivendi.
According to Bloomberg, Tencent is approaching a number of companies to join it. This includes both Hillhouse Capital and a sovereign wealth fund in Singapore called GIC Pte. If the Chinese tech giant eventually does form a consortium of some kind, it is expected that it will still lead it and complete the purchase within the next couple of months.
Of the 3 billion euro price tag for the 10% UMG interest, Tencent plans to raise a third of it through debt financing with the remainder coming from equity investments.
Tencent (and any minority partners it may take on) could eventually buy as much as 20% of UMG, as the company has a one-year call option from Vivendi for an additional 10% of UMG.
Sources knowledgeable about the talks between Tencent and potential co-investors say that these talks are currently ongoing and that it is far from certain that any kind of consortium will eventually form.
Tencent declined to comment about the report, and so did Vivendi, Hillhouse and GIC.
The news, though, helped Tencent’s stock price rise as much as 2.1% in Hong Kong trading. It comes on the heels of the company announcing last week that its music earnings had by more than 30% in the third quarter of 2019.
Last month, a broker named Oddo BHF indicated that there is a chance that the U.S. government will ultimately block the UMG deal given the current tenuous state of U.S.-Sino trade relations. But because it is believed that the U.S. government does not consider music and entertainment critical sectors of the economy, it is unlikely that the deal will be blocked.
If completed, the deal could help UMG promote its cadre of artists, such as Drake and Taylor Swift, in currently underserved Asian markets.
Whoever said 2020 was going to be a big year was right. According to Deadline, Black News Channel (BNC) will launch at the top the new year in January and will be a station that only broadcast news related to the African American community. The new platform was co-founded by former Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts and TV executive Bob Brillante.
According to the publication, the network was set to launch this year in 33 million households cable and satellite but moved to 2020 as a way to bank on new technologies and platform services. “Our network is about providing intelligent programming that is informative, educational, inspiring and empowering to our African American audience, so they are participants in a national conversation,” J.C. Watts said in a statement. “If we have the opportunity to include the largest African American audience possible from day one, then that should be our top priority.”
BNC will be available in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York and has signed deals with Comcast, Charter and Dish Network. Former CNN anchor Fred Hickman, and Emmy Award-winning journalists Laverne McGee as well as Anthony Amey are set to the head news anchors for the network.
In July, Tay-K 47 (born Taymor McIntyre) was sentenced to 55 years in prison for a murder committed when he was 16. The murder occurred in 2016 during a Tarrant County home invasion and Tay-K spent the next year on the run, fleeing from house arrest. In April 2017, a few months before he was caught by the police, “The Race” rapper allegedly killed another person, Mark Anthony Saldivar. According to KSAT 12News, the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office wrote in a press release Friday that McIntyre is being indicted for capital murder in the Saldivar case.
Saldivar, a 23-year-old photographer, was allegedly robbed by Tay-K and his two accomplices his expensive camera equipment and tossed out their car. After Saldivar jumped onto the hood the car to try to stop them from getting away with his belongings, the car pulled into a Chick-fil-A parking lot on the North Side, where Tay-K allegedly shot Saldivar to death. Saldivar’s mother, Lucia “Lucy” Saldivar, filed the wrongful murder lawsuit and is seeking $1 million in damages for the loss her son.
CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz is reporting that President Donald Trump hosted a screening Todd Philips’s Joker at the White House on Saturday night. A senior White House ficial tells Yahoo News that the screening welcomed “family, friends, and some staff.” The source also says that Trump liked the film.
Joker has now amassed over $1 billion in earnings since it’s release, making it the first R-rated movie to do so. With a budget only $62.5 million, it is one the most successful movies all time. Even with concerns about mass shootings upon release, the film still drew in a major audience.
Earlier this year, Trump spoke about another controversial film. After Universal Pictures canceled the release The Hunt, Trump said, “They’re treating conservatives very unfairly. … Hollywood is really terrible. You talk about racist — Hollywood is racist. What they’re doing with the kind movies they’re putting out, it’s actually very dangerous for our country. What Hollywood is doing is a tremendous disservice to our country. The movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos. They create their own violence and then try to blame others. They are the true racists, and are very bad for our country!”
Disney keeps it moving. The MCU has been the most successful movie franchise all time, and Disney has updated its release schedule. As reported by CNet, On Friday night, The House the Mouse announced more untitled Marvel Cinematic Universe movies for the next few years.
We already know about the films being released for the next two years. In 2020, fans will be blessed with Black Widow on May 1 and The Eternals on Nov. 6. Then, In 2021, Shang Chi and the Legend the Ten Rings will be released on Feb. 12, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse Madness on May 7, the still-untitled Spider-Man threequel on July 16, and Thor: Love and Thunder on Nov. 5. 2022 is a little murkier. Four Marvel movies are scheduled, including Black Panther 2 on May 6. Then, three untitled movies are set to drop on Feb. 18, July 29, and Oct. 7.
Disney recently announced there 2023 schedule, which places release on Feb. 17, May 5, July 28, and Nov. 3. The fact that Marvel is looking to do 4 movies in 2022 and in 2023 has fans speculating about a new major plotline. Is the MCU setting the stage for the Secret Invasion storyline with the Skrulls and Kree? It appears so by the way Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Far From Home utilized the Skrulls. Nick Fury is the first to be replaced undercover, but the MCU will undoubtedly dive into that idea further.
The untitled Marvel movies for 2022 and 2023 may include Blade, Captain Marvel 2, Guardians the Galaxy 3, and Ant-Man 3. We should expect another full Avengers team-up during that time as well, since 2023 will be 4 years removed from Endgame.
Twenty years ago, Dr. Dre changed the game with his landmark album 2001.
In honor of the anniversary, the rap mogul sat down with Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine to reminisce about the album’s creation and its legacy.
“That day in Jimmy’s house in his garage completely changed the course of my life forever,” the former N.W.A. kingpin told Apple Music.
The album arrived seven years after his blockbuster solo debut The Chronic and spawned classics like “Still D.R.E.,” “The Next Episode,” and “Forgot About Dre” featuring his protégé Eminem.
“That was Eminem’s idea. He wrote the song for me and Snoop originally,” said Dre. “He laid the reference vocals for Snoop and I liked the way it sound, so we just kept it that way.”
He revealed that he wanted “The Next Episode” to be the first single, but Jimmy didn’t agree. In the end, they went with “Still D.R.E.”
The 54-year-old tycoon also weighed in on the state of hip-hop today. “Right now, I have to like really, really search hard to find something that I really like as far as hip-hop goes,” said Dre. “But I think it’s just about the substance. Right now it feels like it’s a little more quantity over quality. Made a song last night, I need to put it out tomorrow. What are you gonna dedicate yourself to? The art or the money? It’s that simple.”
Added Jimmy, “Give yourself the time, whether it’s two months, three months, a year, to make something that’s gonna last forever.”
Melody Thornton is back with “Love Will Return,” her first solo track in seven years.
The cinematic ballad, a nod to her Mexican/African-American heritage and Arizona roots, serves as the lead single from the former Pussycat Doll’s upcoming solo EP, due early next year.
Produced by Thornton and Eric Zayne, the sultry song showcases the soulful siren’s powerhouse pipes while channeling the vocal stylings of Nancy Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, and Eartha Kitt, artists she idolized while growing up in Phoenix.
“The entire evolution of the song was magic,” said Thornton. “There’s just something spiritual about it. It moves me in a way like no other song I’ve written before.”
“Love Will Return” marks Thornton’s first solo music since her 2012 project POYBL. In 2017, she starred overseas in The Bodyguard musical and recently collaborated with U.K. DJ/producer Harrison on the dance track “Freak Like Me.”
Hot off collaborations with Travis Scott, Roddy Rich, and Blueface, the YSL rapper teams up with producer NGHTMRE on “Cash Cow.”
Gunna adds his luxe flow over NGHTMRE’s synth melodies and percussive notes, boasting about his penthouse suite, designer drip, and millions of fans. “Ni**a take care like cash cow / Penthouse sweet at the top of the mound,” he raps.
Along with the song, the two have debuted the cinematic video, which follows a chaotic heist through the streets of Los Angeles.
Best known for his electronic music, NGHTMRE is no stranger to hip-hop with a growing résumé that includes collaborations with A$AP Ferg, PnB Rock, and Wiz Khalifa, plus remixes for Ice Cube and Smokepurpp.