If you were scrolling through the ‘Gram, you probably caught a lot those pictures among rappers where they’re all laughing at the same joke while a photographer captures the “candid” moment. 9 times out 10, the caption is along the lines “caption this” or “what do you think we were laughing at.”
Tory Lanez got one those pictures for the ‘Gram but to his own admission, it was plotted. The rapper congratulated DJ Khaled for his first Grammy win on Instagram as the two shared what appeared to be a genuine laugh. However, Tory Lanez made it clear that he was longing for one these “rich n***a” laugh photos for a while and had to hit up Khaled to accomplish this.
“Dead ass told @djkhaled I need the “rich n***a laugh picture “ … 😭🤣😂🤣😭 now all I need is one these with jay z and I’m set lmao … PS : CONGRATS TO MY BROTHER ON HIS FIRST GRAMMY,” he captioned his IG flick.
Last night was a huge night for DJ Khaled. Along with his efforts alongside the late Nipsey Hussle and John Legend, their collaboration, “Higher” earned them the Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. DJ Khaled also joined Meek Mill, John Legend, YG, Roddy Ricch and more in paying tribute to the late rapper with a powerful performance a medley singles.
Alicia Keys hosted last night’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, meaning her husband Swizz Beatz and their children were present in the front row supporting the “No One” singer. Viewers and attendees were quick to notice something unexpected in the front row in the form a man with skeleton face paint. It was soon realized that it was none other than Swizz Beatz’s older son Prince Nasir Dean, AKA Note Marcato.
We can’t confirm what the 19-year-old’s intention was but the bold move pulled in lots reactions online. “Whoever the guy is in full skeleton makeup at the Grammys, is me. I stan.”
Swizz has mentioned his firstborn son’s upcoming album Beach Bum Limbo on his Instagram before and we assume the whole look was a creative expression for his music moniker. “The origin my stage name stems from my self-development and self-discovery. Marcato is a musical instruction indicating a note, chord or passage to be played louder than the surrounding music. That’s what I feel my music represents,” he previously told FRNDY LMRN in 2018. “My sound fits in the Hip-Hop, Musical Theater, and Pop genres the best.”
Kanye West and Adidas have a wide range Yeezy Boost 350 V2 colorways in the pipeline for 2020, including a “Marsh” iteration on tap for this weekend. Adidas Originals has confirmed that the “Marsh” Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 will be available exclusively Yeezy Supply on Saturday, February 1st.
The forthcoming Marsh colorway features a “sandstone-yellow” primeknit upper, which appears to be just slightly darker than the yellow midsole. Additional details include a brown sockliner, a semi-translucent grey streak across the upper, and a milky, translucent outsole beneath the full length Boost cushioning. This colorway also lacks the pull tab on the heel.
Reports suggest that only men’s sizes will be available and, as always, they’ll carry a $220 price tag. Continue scrolling for the ficial images, and click here to preview the many other Yeezy Boost 350 V2s on tap for this Spring.
Though their reputation might not suggest it, Dreamville can flex with the best them. Lest we forget that time EarthGang convinced J. Cole to join them for a debaucherous evening at the strip club, making it rain torrential downpours in the process. Since then, they’ve only become bolder in their flexing efforts, as evidenced by the squad’s latest appearance at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
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Joined by Guapdad 4000 and his ten-foot durag, the Ville was represented in dapper fashion by J.I.D, Johnny “Olu” Venus and Doctur “Wowgr8” Dot EarthGang, Cozz, and Ibrahim H. The boys made sure to post up for a badass picture, each one looking dapper for the occasion. Special shout out to Venus, who came through hard with the androgynous drip.
At some point, the Spillage Village crew even connected with Atlanta’s mayor Keisha Bottoms, a testament to their growing pull in their home state. Elsewhere, The Ville was also represented by Bas, who held it down alongside his own associates. Check out some the pics below, and sound f — is Dreamville destined for a major campaign in 2020?
The basketball world continues to mourn the sudden loss Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, as his former teammates like Shaq and longtime rivals like Allen Iverson share their fondest memories the Black Mamba. On Monday, Lamar Odom paid tribute to Kobe by simply getting back in the gym.
As seen in the video posted to Odom’s IG account, the former Lakers forward wrote Kobe would be so proud to see him handling the tragic loss the way he is, rather than turning to drugs as he might have done in the past.
The full caption Odom’s tribute video reads:
“Like my brother @kobebryant would say “put that work in to be great”. So in honor you big brother I’ll be putting that work in everyday to get back to @thebig3 💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿 Thank you Baby Doll @getuptoparr for getting me to the gym. Bean would have been proud me today after such a tragic day yesterday me getting my ass to the gym. Without you here considering what I’m going thru I’d prolly be somewhere sniffing a line”
Odom also posted a heartfelt message on Sunday, comparing the loss Kobe to the devastation he felt when his own son died. Check out that post below, and click here to see how other NBA stars and celebrities are reacting to the tragic news.
Justin Timberlake is paying tribute to Kobe Bryant after the basketball legend died in a California helicopter crash on Sunday. In a heartfelt post shared on Instagram, Timberlake reflected on the impact Bryant and his “mentality” have had on his own life and his career.
Timberlake shared several photographs the two them over the years at different events, including during a Lakers game.
“We met when we were both teenagers and bonded over our drive and process. I was in awe what you could do with a basketball and knew your talent went beyond your physical gifts and stretched to your mentality. A mentality that I would take with me throughout my whole career and still use every day,” the message began with.
It continued, “As the years went by, I watched you do things that seemed humanly unimaginable. And, through ups and downs, championships and injuries, you still remained with an unwavering resolve about your mentality to remain fierce to competition. But, every time we would speak, something started to change… your patience and ease grew. And it inspired me to continue to grow for myself. Years passed, and the “old man” jokes would start to be traded back and forth. We both appreciated a good “ribbing.” We joked about “The Vino Club.” You nicknamed yourself ‘Vino’ to represent how one could age gracefully as a fine wine does.”
Later in the post, Timberlake went on to send his “love to Vanessa and your family and to the families everyone connected in the mourning this terrible tragedy,” adding that his “heart is broken and my family lifts you up in our thoughts and prayers.”
See JT’s heartfelt tribute to Kobe (below). RIP
By now, the whole world has heard the tragic news Kobe Bryant’s passing. The Laker great was 1 9 victims who lost their lives Sunday morning in Calabasas after his private helicopter crashed into a side valley on the way to his daughter’s basketball tourney.
Well in the wake Kobe’s passing, the Los Angeles Lakers are set to take on the LA Clippers Tuesday at the Staples Center in what will be the first game for the Lakers since this tragic news, but if you’re wanting to go it’s going to set you back.
According to a report from Hoop Central, the cheapest ticket for Tuesday night’s matchup is currently going for $1,151. After a quick search on Ticketmaster, we can confirm that the cheapest ticket to enter the stadium is over a $1000 dollars, and that’s for the nosebleed seats. Good seats in the lower section are now going for $3,000-$4,000 dollars per ticket.
There were rumors circulating online that the game could be postponed but nothing as now has ficially been stated. If it does go on, which many believe Kobe would want, the world’s eye will be watching to see what happens. After tomorrow, the Lakers will next play on Friday (Jan. 31), against the Portland Trailblazers.
RIP Kobe and Gigi.
41-year-old basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna are among two fatalities in a tragic helicopter crash that happened this weekend. Despite his sports career having been complete, Kobe Bryant was really just starting his life. Last year, he won an Academy Award for his short film Dear Basketball. He had also released a book in 2018, working on film and television ventures on the side. His passing is a tough one to process for Los Angeles natives, basketball fans, and anybody that connected with the heroic athlete. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody that, not even twenty-four hours following the deaths Kobe and Gianna, a mural has appeared in LA to pay tribute to them.
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As reported by ABC News, a mural in Mid City mural honors the lives both Kobe and Gianna Bryant. The artist used an image the father-daughter duo to paint them onto a wall, writing the following touching statement next to them: “Kobe & Gigi forever. Daddy’s Girl.”
So many Bryant’s former teammates, his fans, and more have been remembering the legendary hooper across the internet. It was reported today that Bryant would be awarded as a first-ballot Hall Famer in the upcoming year’s ceremony. The Dallas Mavericks have retired his No. 24 jersey and various other teams paid tribute to the star during their games last night.
Rest in peace, Kobe and Gianna.
The Grammys are a night where everybody shows out. As one the biggest nights in music, the red carpet flex is essential to most celebrity arrivals from guests to presenters, nominees, and performers. Many came through looking undoubtedly classy — from designer dresses to dappered suits — but if there’s one person who may have had one the best fits the night, it’s gotta go to Guapdad 4000.
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The Dior Deposit rapper was nominated for Rap Album Of The Year for his contributions to Dreamville’s Revenge For The Dreamers III. Although the album never won, he was certainly suited in preparation for a dub. The rapper, who’s constantly seen sporting a durag, made it abundantly clear that the waves have never been more on point than it was for the Grammys. He pulled up on the red carpet with a grayish-brown Rick Owens suit with a 10-foot-long durag that dragged on the floor behind him. Along with iced out grills and diamond chains, Guapdad pulled up with the drip to the Grammys.
Guapdad has been one the most promising young artists out California in recent times. He’s aligned himself with some major players in the game but the release Dior Deposit only solidified his position in the rap game. We’re stoked to see what he gets up to this year.
Between the sudden losses Nipsey Hussle and Kobe Bryant, who died yesterday in a fatal helicopter crash, Los Angeles has been rocked with high-prile cultural tragedies. Today, The Game took to Instagram to share his take on Bryant’s death and the impact it will have on both his surviving family and his community. “The term “Life Is Short” has a whole new meaning after witnessing the energy in this city surrounding the news losing not only one our basketball greats, but also an amazing human being,” begins Game, in today’s Marathon Monday.
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“It’s really like, one second you kinda have a grip on life & how to live it,” he continues. “Then the next second you’re totally lost as to what’s really going on here on earth…My only advice to anyone now is to let anyone you love know exactly how much you love them. & don’t wait… you might not have the time you think you do to put it f another second.”
He proceeds to draw a parallel between Kobe Bryant and Nipsey Hussle, the man who inspired Marathon Monday to begin with. “In the picture above, I see two LEGENDS, two BROTHERS, two SONS, two FATHERS & two men I had the honor calling FRIEND,” he writes. “Thank you both for your continuous efforts & all the contributions to not only Los Angeles but the entire world. Two names people are for sure to remember forever. Not even a full year after losing Nip… Kobe’s gone… I have endless love for you both & I will always honor your memories.”
Check out the emotional message in full below, courtesy The Game’s Instagram page.
The narrative surrounding Culture 3 has been an interesting one. When it was first announced, many were still struggling from a heavy case Migos-fatigue, giving the impression disinterested in another drop from the hitmakers. The trio appeared to have read the room and took some time f, with their latest Migos-affiliated release being Offset‘s Father Of 4 in February 2019. Now, the hype for Culture 3 seems to have been reinvigorated, as absence does indeed make the heart grow fonder.
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While we’ve already seen the group putting in work at the studio, concrete release details have proven hazy at best. Luckily, Quavo made sure to elucidate the matter during the Grammy Awards red carpet. When asked about the album’s progress, Huncho revealed that they were eying a summer release. “Be ready,” he teases. “We’re working real hard. We’ve been in the studio countless hours, no sleep. Not even going home to get rest so hope ya’ll are ready for it.”
“It’s the last chapter Culture,” he declares. “It’s time to close that moment Culture. It’s time to move on.” Are you excited to see the trilogy come to an end?
Sunday, January 26th was a hard-hitting day for people around the globe. Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were two nine lives lost when a helicopter crashed and went up in flames in Calabasas. Fans, friends, family members and anyone who’s been inspired by Kobe’s determination and work ethic on and f the court mourned the sudden loss his presence and sent prayers to his wife Vanessa and his survived children during this hard time.
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Jessica Simpson has become yet another act who’s shared sweet words following this heartbreaking tragedy. The singer posted an image her view from her home in the Los Angeles hills that sees the clouds parting to let the sunshine through. The image was taken on the day the crash and Jessica detailed in her caption how she “felt the loss” since she saw the emergency helicopters flying over her home to attend to the scene. “I felt the power in the sky the heavens parting to make room for the greatest angels to rise,” she wrote.
“My heart is completely broken for all the families and loved ones left behind trying to make sense things in this tragic moment. Vanessa, you are the woman and wife that championed your husband to greatness. My prayers are constant for everyone affected by this impactful loss.”
50 Cent‘s made himself known as a bit a bully in the entertainment world. Although beefing is a part hip-hop, Fif’s applied his feuding tactics to the entertainment world as a whole, humiliating his adversaries and debtors on social media until they pay him back or succumb to his requests.
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The death Kobe Bryant, though, has put things in perspective for him. Taking to Instagram, the rapper shared a gif himself and Kobe Bryant exchanging a brotherly hug courtside at a Lakers vs Knicks game. “I feel like I have to achieve what I want in life now after this. I have to focus, i’m not arguing with anyone anymore I’ll deal with it another way if there’s a problem,” he wrote on Instagram while plugging ABC’s For Life which debuts next month.
Fif previously hit the ‘Gram to share photos himself and Kobe Bryant on the same night while sending his condolences to the Lakers legend and his daughter, Gianna, who also passed away during the fatal helicopter crash last night.
Tributes flooded TVs and timelines shortly after Kobe was pronounced dead. At the Grammys last night, Lizzo kicked f the show by paying homage to Kobe Bryant. A picture Kobe Bryant and Nipsey Hussle was also displayed on the big screen at the end the Nipsey tribute performance.
Kobe Bryant’s death has rocked the basketball world to it’s core, and it just seems so surreal that the 41-year old Laker legend is no longer with us. It’s nearly impossible to put the magnitude his loss into words.
24 hours since the tragic crash which claimed the life Kobe, his daughter, and seven others, countless NBA stars, both past and present, as well as fans, celebrities and members the media, have shared their fondest memories about the Black Mamba. Among them, Allen Iverson, who shared a heartfelt statement on instagram on Monday.
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Iverson’s post contains one his favorite Kobe stories, which took place during their rookie season in 1996.
“It’s one memory him that I can’t stop thinking about. It was our rookie season and my first trip to LA for a game against the Lakers. He came to my hotel, picked me up and took me to a restaurant. When we returned before he left, he asked me, “What are you going to do tonight?” My reply was, “I’m going to the club, what are you going to do?” He said, “I’m going to the gym.”
That is who he always was, a true student the game basketball and also the game life. He prepared relentlessly. There is something we can all learn from the “Mamba” mentality and from the way my brother lived his life. He will always have my respect as a competitor, as a friend, as a brother.”
Check out AI’s tribute post below.
Summer Walker’s been feeling herself lately and we’re all here for it. The “I’ll Kill You” singer has been enjoying life with her man London On Da Track by her side as well as her real friends who she spends quality family time with and coordinates matching attire with. While the latest share to Summer’s Instagram feed saw her cuddling up to London in the studio, Summer’s latest update sees her solo fronting a y lingerie piece.
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The black and white image below shows Summer holding a gun in her barely-there fit while caressing her ponytail. Just last week Summer posted a screenshot a comment a fan left on her Instagram explaining how she’s just a “regular degular girl from ATL.”
“She real because she don’t give AF. She’s not a fake, primp and prissy celebrity afraid to be herself,” the user wrote Summer. “She posts without makeup, she posts when she isn’t dressed like a fashionista etc. She is a reminder and example that these celebrities are real people too.” In other Summer news, Rick Ross recently dropped the visuals for “Summer Reign” featuring Summer and Rick living a champagne-fueled love story.