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. 

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

Kanye West Opens Up About Beating Alcoholism: "I Beat The Devil"

Saturday, Kanye West and the Sunday Service choir made an appearance at Awaken 2020 in Tempe, Arizona. During his set at the evangelical rally, Kanye paired the performance with a few words for the crowd gathered before him.

While West has been consistently vocal about his transition from a secular lifestyle to one devoted to his faith, he switched it up just a bit when he opened up some more about his struggle with alcoholism. Alluding to his failure to realize that he was an alcoholic in the past, he blamed alcohol for his behavior during the infamous Taylor Swift/VMAs incident.

“I never thought about the effect alcohol could have had on my life. I was drinking on the red carpet, and then running on stage a few minutes later,” he said. “And everyone around said, ‘Nah, he ain’t really no alcoholic.’ And then you get to the point where you’re drinking Grey Goose and orange juice for breakfast, thinking, ‘Nah, I ain’t really no alcoholic.'”

He admitted that his battle with alcohol was a veiled one until he caught a habit one day while at this fice.

“There was some vodka in the refrigerator at my fice, and sometimes I would just go ahead and take a drink from it in the middle the day, and I was walking toward that kitchenette area, and I stopped myself and I said, ‘Devil you’re not gonna finna beat me today,'” he recalled. “And it’s something that we take on, day by day. Every day that I don’t pick up that drink, I beat the devil.”

Don C x Nike Air Force 1 High Release Date Revealed: First Look

Don C has been cultivating quite a lane for himself as late with his various Jordan Brand and Nike collaborations. The Kanye West associate is one the most famous designers out there right now and when he comes through with a new shoe, people tend to pay attention. Sneakerheads have been anxiously awaiting what he will come up with next. As it turns out, his next shoe will be coming out next month and comes in the form a Nike Air Force 1 High. 

The designer’s wife, Kristen Noel Crawley, took to Instagram where she showed f the shoe. As you can see from the post below, the sneaker has a blue leather upper with red Air and Swoosh branding throughout. There is also a Chicago flag on the inside the tongue which helps pay homage to Don C’s roots. Overall, it’s a dope sneaker that will certainly appeal to Chicagoans and Don C fans.

According to Sole Collector, these kicks will be dropping on February 15th, just in time for All-Star weekend. Let us know what you think these in the comments below. Are these a must-cop or a pass for you?

Kanye West & EMI Finally Settle Lawsuit Over Publishing Contract Dispute

Kanye West and music publishing company EMI notified the United States District Court for the Southern District New York on January 13th that they have “reached an agreement in principle resolving all issues” regarding their lawsuits over a publishing contract signed by Kanye in 2003. This legal battle began last January, when Kanye sued EMI for allegedly attempting to force him into essentially never retiring. He argued that, because it is illegal in California for a company to lock in an artist in a personal service contracts for more than seven years, EMI had enforced rights in violation California law for more than eight years following the end his contract. EMI has overseen Kanye’s catalogue since 2003, when Kanye was making College Dropout. The company retaliated two months later in March with their own counter-suit, however, citing Kanye’s claims as invalid because he had signed multiple contract extensions with them.

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This past September, it appeared as though the two parties had reached a settlement, but EMI requested to re-open the case at the last minute in December. The judge assigned a deadline January 13th, 2020, to reach an agreement, which both parties have succeeded in doing so.  As long as neither Kanye nor EMI file motions to the contrary, the case will ficially be closed on February 14th, 2020.

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Cinder" Coming Soon: Best Look Yet

Despite starting out as an ultra-rare shoe, the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 has turned into a sneaker that we can expect monthly drops from. Simply put, the 350 V2 is the centerpiece the Yeezy brand and as the years go on, Kanye continues to provide fans with brand new colorways, even if those colorways look awfully similar to previous version. One the most recent colorways to be teased is the “Cinder” model which will certainly be familiar to those who have been following our coverage the Yeezy brand as late.

Last year, Kanye West‘s brand dropped a triple-black version the 350 V2 which is something people had been asking for, for years. Now, Yeezy is remixing that colorway and slapping a gum bottom onto the outsole. This new look is being called “Cinder” and thanks to @hanzuying, we have a few detailed images what this sneaker will look like. As you can see, it contains all the same elements as the “Black Static” model except this time, the gum outsole helps provide some contrast.

These are slated to drop in the Spring this year so stay tuned for updates as we will be sure to bring them to you.

EMI's Lawsuit Against Kanye West Heading Toward Resolution

The long-standing between Kanye West and EMI Music Publishing seems to be finally approaching a resolution.

On January 13, representatives of EMI an order with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York indicating that the two parties had come to a tentative resolution to their dispute. They have further stipulated that they would like the case dismissed “with prejudice and without costs (including attorneys’ fees) to either party” if neither party objects to this by February 14 of this year.

United States District Judge Valerie Caproni subsequently signed off on the order.

This means that it is still possible that EMI and West could fail to reach a final settlement, much as what happened . But this seems unlikely at this point.

Prior to filing the preliminary order to dismiss, EMI a few weeks earlier a motion to extend the deadline for coming to a settlement in the matter by 45 days.

The lawsuit relates to a publishing deal that West signed with EMI in 2003, which the two parties extended multiple times. Eventually, West felt that the contract had conditions that were far too stringent. So, he tried to get out of it by using a California law that has long allowed artists to break long-term personal service contracts.

The only problem was that the contract specifically listed New York as the jurisdiction for settling any disputes that may arise. So, EMI sued West because of this, hoping that the courts would recognize this fact and disallow West from using the California loophole.

The two parties appeared to come to an agreement this past September. But they could not finalize it. So, in December, EMI asked the court to reopen the case.

We will now have to wait until Valentine’s Day before knowing whether the case has actually been settled for good.

Kanye West Proves Jesus Really Is King By Dominating The Gospel Songs Chart

Kanye West‘s shift into righteousness seems to be paying f on Billboard, as his highly-anticipated, highly-delayed new album Jesus Is King, along with his component album Jesus Is Born by the Sunday Service Choir, are both dominating this week’s Hot Gospel Songs chart. 

Ye’s success has been nonstop on the holy charts for months now, even becoming the first artist to occupy all top 10 spots on both the Hot Christian Songs and Hot Gospel Songs charts simultaneously (seen above). This time around, him and the SSC are taking over 20 out the 25 available spots on the Hot Gospel chart. With “Follow God” sitting atop the chart for its 10th week, the rest the top 10 looks like a “Kanye’s greatest Christian hits” list, with “Closed On Sunday,” “Use This Gospel,” “Selah,” “On God,” “Everything We Need” and “God Is” occupying the #2, #4, #5, #6, #7 and #8 positions, respectively. Actually, the only non-Yeezy-associated cuts on the chart come from Pastor Mike Jr. (“Big,” #9) and defending gospel champ Kirk Franklin (“Love Theory,” #3). The Sunday Service Choir grabs the 10th spot with “Father Stretch,” making for a week that Kanye can definitely thank the Lord above for. Won’t he do it.

Watch the music video for “Follow God,” Kanye West’s current chart-topping Hot Gospel Songs hit , below: 

Kim Kardashian Details Story Behind Necklace Gifted From Kanye West

In a new Instagram upload, Kim Kardashian opened up about the story behind a necklace gifted to her by husband Kanye West.

The necklace in question is a vintage Cartier piece that features a personalized engraving inspired by an image and text that Kanye sent to his wife at one point.

“If you look closely at my necklace, you can see it’s from a text Kanye sent me,” Kardashian penned int the accompanying caption. “He took an amazing vintage Cartier gold plaque necklace and had it sketched out. He’s always the most thoughtful when it comes to gifts.”   

The text featured in the design reads, “This your life/ Married with four kids/ Get people out jail/ Cover Vogue/ Go to church every week with your family/ Dreams come true.” 

The text, course, as a general recap what Kardashian has accomplished within the past year as Kanye refers to the four children that the couple share together, Krdahsina’s budding law career and her involvement in helping free the likes Cyntoia Brown and Alice Marie Johnson from jail. In addition, Kardashian, like West, has renewed her faith, getting baptized alongside her children in Armenia in October.

Adidas x Run-DMC Sneaker Collab In The Works: What To Expect

The iconic Adidas Superstar turns 50 years old this year and in celebration the golden anniversary, the Three Stripes has joined forces with legendary hip-hop group Run-DMC for a special edition sneaker collection.

According to sneaker source @PY_Rates_, the Adidas Superstar will be releasing in a trio colorways including “Black/Ftwr White/Hi-Res Red,” “Ftw Wht/C Black/Hi-Res Red,” and a second, modified “Ftw Wht/C Black/Hi-Res Red” color scheme. s the kicks in question have not yet been revealed, but you can get an idea what to expect the mockup shown below.

As noted by @PY_Rates_, the Run-DMC x Adidas Superstar 50th Anniversary collection is tentatively scheduled to drop in April, with each sneaker priced at $150. Adidas has not yet confirmed any release details, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as more information becomes available.

In the meantime, click here to preview Kanye West’s latest Yeezy 700 V3 that is rumored to debut in February.

Adidas x Run-DMC Sneaker Collab In The Works: What To Expect

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Video Interview: Smokepurpp Talks Rehab While Urging Fans To Seek Help For Drug Addiction

Los Angeles, CA – Smokepurpp recently stopped by the HipHopDX offices in Hollywood to talk about his career, which has evolved from uploading tracks on Soundcloud to working with Gucci Mane and Kanye West. 

During the conversation, Purpp revealed he removed a Kanye verse from his new album Deadstar 2 because he knew the song didn’t fit Ye’s new Gospel-inspired brand. 

Then the topic shifted to mental health and addiction. When asked if record labels should be supplying artists with therapists, Purpp got honest and said, “I definitely feel like, if they need it, that should be the labels job to keep their artists mental health intact.” 

While he has not directly attended a therapy session himself, the South Florida rapper admitted to checking himself into a rehab facility for a couple of weeks in the past.

“I kind of knew I wanted to go when Peep died,” he said, referring to his friend and collaborator Lil Peep, who died of a drug overdose in 2017. 

Purpp admitted he initially wasn’t planning on talking about the experience stating, “If I talked about drugs, then I can talk about going to rehab. I don’t want my fans going through what I’m going through. If people think it’s cool because I did that, then ya’ll got to think it’s cool to go to rehab because I did it.”

He said he stopped drinking lean completely a few months ago and urged his fans to seek help if they need.

“I just want to say that’s not where it’s at,” he emphatically stated. “If you feel like you’re addicted to drugs and you need to talk to somebody, then you should. If you feel like you are addicted to something then you shouldn’t be embarrassed to talk to somebody. If you need help, then go get help. If you want to live, then you got to do it.”

Watch DX’s full interview with Smokepurpp above. 

Fan Who Refused To Condemn Trump At YG Concert Releases Statement

Austin Joyner, the 17-year-old fan who refused to say “Fuck Donald Trump” at a YG concert last year, posted a lengthy response to the incident on Friday and says he forgives YG for calling him out publically, as reported by Complex.

“I didn’t want to present myself in that way. At no time did I mention anything regarding politics at the festival. As Americans, we have Freedom Speech, and while I may not agree with YG’s hatred towards President Trump, as a citizen, he’s allowed to say what he wants,” explains Joyner.

He continues, “However, he crossed a line when he singled me out for not singing along and tried to humiliate me and get the entire crowd to turn against me in a threatening manner.”

“You put a target on my back that night and made it unsafe for me at the festival,” Joyner wrote in his statement. “Thankfully, two security guards came up to me after you kicked me f stage. They advised me to leave because they determined it was too risky for me to stay there at that point.”

Joyner continues even further, comparing YG to Kanye writing, “I believe that you could even make the type transition Kanye West has made. In the end, I want you to succeed, and I want you to become the man God designed you to be.”

Check out a clip from the incident in question below.

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Flax" & "Linen" Coming Soon: First Look

If you’re a fan Kanye West and his Adidas Yeezy brand, today has been a great day. Various colorways have been reported for 2020 and a new “Cinder” colorway was revealed earlier in the day. Now, Yeezy Mafia has come through with even more information as they revealed two new colorways that are slated from the Spring 2020. These two colorways are being dubbed “Flax” and “Linen.” In the image below, the “Flax” model is on the left while the latter is on the right.

Both shoes have the same yellow upper although they each feature different midsole, linings, and outsoles. For instance, the “Flax” fering has a pastel midsole while the lining and outsole are the same color as the upper. Meanwhile, the “Linen” version has a blue lining while a gum bottom lays underneath the yellow midsole. These differences may not seem like much but if you’re familiar with the Yeezy brand’s recent output, then you would understand the approach. The 350 V2 has seen various similar-looking colorways over the last year and these two ferings are an extension that design philosophy.

Stay tuned for updates on these colorways as we will be sure to bring them to you. Let us know in the comments below what you think these.

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Flax" & "Linen" Coming Soon: First Look

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Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Cinder" Revealed: Release Details

Despite coming out nearly four years ago, the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 hasn’t lost any its momentum. Sure, it may not be the ultra-rare sneaker it once was but that doesn’t take away from just how dope it is. Throughout the course this year, various 350 V2 colorways are expected to hit the market and we can’t wait to see what these drops entail. 

According to Yeezy Mafia, one the sneakers that’s on the way for 2020 is the 350 V2 in the “Cinder” colorway. As you can see from the images below, the “Cinder” model is exactly like the “Black Static” model except with one little difference. This particular has a gum bottom which is a trope Kanye West has been experimenting with on some his newer Yeezy models. The gum bottom is a nice contrast to the black upper and will certainly make for another big hit amongst sneakerheads.

For now, these are slated to drop in the Spring 2020 for $220 USD. Let us know in the comments below what you think these and whether or not you plan on copping. Stay tuned for updates as we will be sure to provide any new information.

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Cinder" Revealed: Release Details
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Cinder" Revealed: Release Details
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Cinder" Revealed: Release Details
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Cinder" Revealed: Release Details

Why Smokepurpp Removed His Kanye West Song ‘No Problem’ Off His Album

Hollywood – In December, Smokepurpp revealed to Adam22 of No Jumper that he wrote on Kanye West and Lil Pump’s 2018 track “I Love It” and that he and Ye also had another song tucked away that was never coming out.

This week, a leak of the song, titled “No Problem,” made its rounds across the internet. One of the problems with that, besides it being a leak, is the song is filled with curse words and West has since denounced the use of such language.

“No Problem” goes against everything Kanye has been preaching which is why Smokepurpp chose to ax the song from his album, Deadstar 2.

“He didn’t personally tell me that, I just kind of knew,” Smokepurpp explained to HipHopDX. “He kind of just changed his ways or whatever. Mike Dean mixed the whole album, he executive produced the whole album. So he pretty much just told me he’s not really cursing and shit. He’s not really performing his old songs anymore, he does ‘Jesus Walks.’ If he does do his old songs, he changes the lyrics.

Mike Dean told me at first…it was going to be harder to get it cleared because he doesn’t curse no more. I was just like fuck it, just put it away. He’ll change again.”

Watch Smokepurpp discuss working with Kanye West up top.

Adidas Yeezy Quantam Basketball "Barium" Coming Soon: Details

Sneakerheads have been waiting with bated breathe for the Adidas Yeezy Quantum Basketball shoe. If you’ve been paying attention to sneakers over the last two years, then you know how much this shoe has been teased. Kanye West has been tight-lipped about the production this silhouette and whether or not it will come out anytime soon. For now, the OG colorway is slated for the Spring this year although whether or not it actually drops remains to be seen. 

According to @pyleaks, a brand new colorway has emerged. This time, the shoe is going for a triple-black aesthetic and is being dubbed “Barium.” As you can see from the tweet below, it is believed that this shoe will drop in the second half this year which means it will come right on time for the start the basketball season.

For now, very little is known about this colorway and its validity. We are still waiting on the release the OG colorway which means this colorway could see some delays. With this in mind, stay tuned for updates as we will be sure to bring you the latest information. 

Let us know in the comments below what you think about these and whether or not you plan on copping.