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.”

New Era Celebrates 100 Years With Exclusive Hat Collections & Collabs

New Era is celebrating their 100th anniversary by launching several special edition collections throughout the year, featuring new designs, product collaborations, and re-issues classic caps and apparel.

The brand’s 100-year legacy began by creating fashionable Gatsby-style hats in the 1920’s and evolved into the New Era 59FIFTY fitted cap in the 1950’s, which has been worn by some the most elite athletes at monumental moments in their career. As we know, New Era has also established itself as the go-to lifestyle hat for fans the game including celebs, artists and others.

In commemoration their 100 years business and in celebration the future New Era, the brand will has lined up global partnerships with legendary fashion brands Helmut Lang, Yohji Yanamoto, Levi’s, and Hanas, visual artist Daniel Arsham; contemporary furniture brand Modernica; watch brand Casio G-SHOCK; and the brand’s first-ever circular economy product with Pentatonic. 

Stay tuned for more details what’s to come.

Meek Mill Stars In "Charm City Kings" Trailer In His Very First Film Role

Meek Mill makes his big screen debut this year with his role in the Angel Manuel Soto film, Charm City Kings. The first ficial trailer for the movie was released on Wednesday, and shows Meek’s character, Blax, serving as the leader the Baltimore dirt biking squad, Midnight Clique. 14-year-old Mouse, played by Jahi Di’Allo Winston, is desperate to become a part the Midnight Clique. After Blax takes him under his wing, Mouse quickly finds himself torn between the straight-and-narrow path and a lifestyles filled with fast money and violence.

Charm City Kings was inspired by Lotfy Nathan’s 2013 documentary, 12 O’Clock Boys, which was the original title for the feature film. Soto’s film will have its debut at Sundance Film Festival later this month, and is set to hit select theatres on April 10th followed by a wide release on April 17th. Starring alongside Meek and Jahi in the film are Will Catlett, Teyonah Parris, Donielle Tremaine Hansley, and Kezii Curtis. The screenplay was written by Sherman Payne, and the story was developed by Chris Boyd, Kirk Sullivan, and the Oscar-winning director  Moonlight, Barry Jenkins. Among the producers the film are Caleeb Pinkett, Clarence Hammond, and Marc Bienstock, with both Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith serving as executive producers along with James Lassiter. 

Gwyneth Paltrow Sells Out Goop Candle That Supposedly Smells Like Vagina

Gwyneth Paltrow catches a lot flack for her wellness company, Goop. The empire has been criticized for being built on lifestyle products that are overpriced and ten based on pseudoscience. With the release her six-part docu-series with Netflix, The Goop Lab, the criticism will likely flare up again. However, Paltrow isn’t only making headlines at the moment because her new show. There is one Goop product in particular that is attracting attention: The “This Smells Like My Vagina” candle. 

The $75 candle has sold out on Goop’s website, likely due some rich customers’ curiosity. The product’s description explains how the company arrived at that name for the candle and the story is pretty straightforward. “This candle started as a joke between perfumer Douglas Little and GP,” reads the website. “The two were working on a fragrance, and she blurted out, ‘Uhhh..this smells like a vagina’ — but evolved into a funny, gorgeous, y, and beautifully unexpected scent. (That turned out to be perfect as a candle).”

If you’re wondering how Goop replicated the odour vagina, the candle is “a blend geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with Damask rose and ambrette seed that puts us in mind fantasy, seduction, and a sophisticated warmth.” If you’re interested in verifying whether Paltrow’s candle branding is accurate, you can sign up to be notified when “This Smells Like My Vagina” is back in stock. 

Armed With $500 Million, Saban Music Inks a UMG Distribution Deal

The Sabin Music Group has announced that it has reached a global distribution and marketing deal with Universal Music Group (UMG), which comes six months after billionaire Haim Sabin $500 million for the new label.

The agreement calls on Caroline International, which is a subsidiary of UMG’s Capitol Music Group, to distribute Sabin Music Group content throughout the United States. Sabin will work with UMG’s central services for all other territories.

Since its launch last July, the Sabin Music Group — which is run by Gustavo Lopez — has been busy signing artists and developing content from them. Haim Sabin’s $500 million pledge further included the future acquisition of recording, publishing and management entities.

Caroline, which is led by President Jacqueline Saturn, provides a full range of distribution and label services for not only UMG’s artists but also for artists of its label partners. These services include:

  • Marketing
  • Promotion
  • Commercial Services
  • Branding
  • Synch and Licensing
  • Lifestyle Marketing
  • Business Affairs
  • Finance

The company also develops and broadens a myriad of revenue streams for its partners.

The first fruits of the new partnership will come about on January 10. It is then that Static & Ben El will release “Further Up.” The song also features Pitbull.

All parties involved in the deal commented on it.

Sir Lucian Grainge, who is the chairman and the CEO of UMG, said, “Haim has a proven track record of creating world-class entertainment. We’re looking forward to working with his team at Saban Music to bring groundbreaking new artists and music to fans around the globe.”

Haim Sabin said, “Sir Lucian has built the #1 music company in the world with an unprecedented streak of artist development. There is no better home for our artists and their music.”

Lopez added, “It’s exciting to once again work with UMG, my home for more than 20 years. We’re looking forward to working with Sir Lucian’s record-breaking and industry-leading teams.”

Young M.A Reveals That "Ooouuu" Forced Her To Rebrand: "I Was Chasing A Hit"

In 2014, Young M.A‘s “ChiRaq” freestyle allowed her to become one the most coveted lyricists her class. Two years later, the Brooklyn emcee found commercial success with her hit single “Ooouuu” which found its way to the Billboard Hot 100 Chart peaking at the number nineteen slot. However, with so much so commercial success early in her career, Young M.A struggled to regain the traction she had gained from the highly-popularized bar-driven track. 

Recently, the “PettyWap” rapper took her talents to SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation radio show to briefly discuss how the success “Ooouuu” tainted her creative process and how she was able to remain resilient while critics patiently waited for her resurgence. Young M.A stated the following response to her early achievements in the industry:

“You know you’re human. This is the first time scene, fame is hitting you crazy, you gotta big record… This is all new to me and surreal at the same time, you know? You get left in a position where it’s like, ‘oh, this is the formula, this is what I’m supposed to do!’ You get caught up in that mind frame. That’s where I had to like discipline myself in a way and challenge myself to get out that zone and go back to what I did before the hit. You know what I mean being in a creative zone and making music for myself. Not just what people want to hear.”

Young M.A also spoke her drastic lifestyle change in regards to her health and influence over the youth which eventually led to her rebranding her image. With the success her debut album, Herstory in the Making (2019), the New York emcee has single-handedly proven she’s worthy her own lane in the hip-hop realm. Check out the full clip from Young M.A’s SiriusXM interview in the video provided below. 

Travis Scott x Nike Air Max 270 React Coming Soon: Detailed Images

Travis Scott and Nike have several different sneaker collabs on the way this year, including a “Jackboys” Nike SB Dunk Low and a special edition Nike Air Max 270 React. The latter is reportedly on track to drop in March in a “Light Cream/Starfish-Dark Hazel” color scheme priced at $190.

Check out the latest batch photos in the IG post embedded below.

The Nike Air Max 270 React combines Nike’s first lifestyle Air unit, the 270, with the brand’s stest, smoothest and most resilient foam, Nike React, to form a new articulation Air Max. La Flame’s edition also comes equipped with fleece detailing, a colorful lace toggle, and Cactus Jack branding on the heel tab and insole.

A specific release date has not yet been announced but it is believed that the kicks will be available in men’s, pre-school and toddler sizes for $190, $130 and $90, respectively. That said, images the kid’s pairs have not yet surfaced. Stay tuned for the ficial announcement. 

Kardashian Family Now Selling Kids Hand-Me-Down Clothes Online

The Kardashian and Jenner sisters launched Kardashian Kloset back in September with the plan to sell their used clothes and accessories to fans and boujee shoppers around the world. Each piece comes from the closets Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie and even momager Kris Jenner. “Kardashian Kloset is a luxury designer clothing resale site that brings the fashionable and fun clothing from the famous Kardashian-Jenner family closets to yours,” the site reads. “These pieces have been hand-selected by each family member and are available exclusively for the public to purchase.”

Kardashian Family Now Selling Kids Hand-Me-Down Clothes Online
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Page Six now reports that more hand-me-downs from the children the family are available. So far a Monnalisa dress worn by Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna’s daughter Dream is for sale at $85 while other kids clothing ranges from $45 – $100. The online Kloset also features menswear. While it’s unclear which males associated to the family are selling the clothes, it’s assumed to be Kris’ boyfriend Corey Gamble.

“Our goal at Kardashian Kloset is to share a part the Kardashian Jenner family lifestyle by fering you the opportunity to own one a kind items, while promoting sustainability,” the website added. 

SZA Reveals Waist-Snatching Diet

We recently covered an incredible update from SZA wherein she managed to snatch everybody’s edges bald with a body photo. The picture made waves throughout the internet as it revealed SZA’s amazing, #bodygoals-worthy photo. The TDE-affiliate is known to always wear baggy clothing that does not always show what she has going on underneath. She also underwent a huge physical transformation in the past few years and previously spoke on embracing a healthier lifestyle. And along with killing us stly that Instagram picture, she decided to fer fans some insightful advice as to how she acquired her snatched waist.

In a response tweet, SZA shared details with a fan who asked her “what diet are you on sis?” to which SZA answered “Really don’t know a name for it lmao no red meat (mostly fish ) no dairy no wheat no sugar.. high veggie ..complex carbs only (squash , avocado . sweet potato ect) hella water dassii.” It appears pretty simple, mostly a diet consisting whole foods and less meat. Now, the no-sugar part may be a little bit harder to maintain, but it appears to be the type sacrifices one has to make to acquire this dreamy frame. Will you be taking on this challenge? 2020 is coming up and you could very well be your own body goals.

Rob Kardashian Shows Off His Weightloss Transformation

Rob Kardashian appears to be the sole member the Kardashian-Jenner clan to keep away from the cameras. Although he has had quite a public life thus far, his recent transition out the public light seemed understandable considering the drama surrounding his life. And as he struggled through depression, it appears the latter has further pushed Kardashian away from the cameras. Throughout the years, fans have noted a huge transformation in Rob’s physique. Indeed, Rob had gained a lot weight. Yet, earlier this year, we reported that the reality television star was making positive changes in his life including adopting a healthier lifestyle. 

Now, the results are beginning to show and in Rob Kardashian’s first post ever in a long time, we get to see his drastic transformation. In the newly shared photo himself, the 32-year-old star appears much slimmer and is seen sporting a fluffy pink mustache. He is also dressed as King Preppy from the movie “Trolls” and smiles at the camera right next to his mother, Kris Jenner. The photo probably stems from a Halloween party a few months ago, but nevertheless Rob is looking good and much healthier. 

Jaden Smith Assures His Family He’s "Fine" Following Health Concerns

A few episodes back on Red Table Talk, the Smith family expressed how they had to once stage an intervention for Jaden since his health was declining and was looking very sick due to his diet. Jada said her son looked like he was “wasting away” and looked “drained” since he wasn’t “getting the nutrients.” After the very public announcement about Jaden’s supposed lifestyle, the “ICON” rapper has paid a visit to his mom’s show to clear up any concerns. 

Jaden Smith Assures His Family He's "Fine" Following Health Concerns
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Jaden started f by stating how he was hesitant to even take part in the episode. “After the last episode, I walk in the street and people are like, “Oh my god! Are you sick? Can I pick you up? Could I get you some water?” Come up to me like, “You can have my food, man,”” he said. “I’m here eating too. I’m good, I’m fine.”

The family invited Dr. Mark Hyman on the show to explain how Jaden’s eating habits (or lack there) are due to his “sensitive stomach,” providing a way to fix the issue. “When you fix your stomach, your diet expands, you take a few supplements, everything’s back to normal. You’re gonna rock the world,” the doc said. 

Watch in full below.

Nick Young’s Son Goes Viral And Immediately Flexes On His Classmates

Nick Young was given the nickname “Swaggy P” for a reason. Young played the game with a certain level swagger that was always infectious even if it got him into some trouble at times. Regardless how you feel about Young, he is easily one the more entertaining players we have out here and himself a nice career that was marked by a championship with the Golden State Warriors. As it turns out, Young’s son is quite pricient at the game basketball and recently went viral thanks to one his celebrations after scoring a basket in a youth game.

Following this viral moment, the junior “Swaggy P” showed up to school in a flashy blue suit and even came through with an entrance limo. As you can see in the video below, it’s a pretty extravagant way to come to school especially when most the other kids could only wish to be that cool.

When it comes to the child, there are two ways this can go. He is either looked at as an outcast for his lavish lifestyle or he is heralded as the coolest kid in school thanks to his sense style. Regardless, you can’t help but see his father in him.

Bill Burr Has Officially Entered The "Star Wars" Universe

Much in the same vein as a hero living long enough to become the villain, a Star Wars hater can find themselves donning the costume in a galaxy far far away. Though comedian Bill Burr has been eternally critical the ubiquitous franchise, it would appear the tides have changed. Maybe it was Baby Yoda that did him in. Maybe it was the bag. Either way, Bill Burr is ficially part the Star Wars extended universe, thanks to his recent cameo in Disney + series The Mandalorian.  

In episode 6, titled “The Prisoner,” Burr holds it down as a mercenary by the name  Mayfeld, a “Former Imperial sharpshooter.” Much to the delight fans, the comedian gets f a few fan-pleasing one-liners, making references to Jar Jar Binks, dubious Stormtrooper aim, and the maligned Last Jedi planet Canto Bight. Nothing can quell the unfiltered Burr cynicism, not even the steely presence The Mandalorian himself. 

Have you been watching the new Star Wars series unfold? And if so, what did you make Bill Burr entering the fold?

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Nike’s Auto-Lacing Adapt Huarache Revealed In New Colorway: Photos

Nike has been at the forefront sneaker technology over the last few years and part that has been auto-lacing shoes. The technology started with the Nike Hyper Adapt and now it’s back with the Nike Adapt BB and Nike Adapt Huarache. The Huarache acts as more a lifestyle sneaker and has been quite popular so far thanks to its unique look and technological capabilities.

For those who don’t know, the shoe laces itself based on the form your foot and can be adjusted using an app. These technological advancements are extremely interesting and provide something new for people who are fed up with normal lacing systems. Now that Nike has established some cred with the Adapt Huarache, they are slowly rolling out new colorways, including this new “Racer Blue” model. As you can see from the ficial images below, the shoe is mostly black with blue highlights all the way throughout. It’s a cool silhouette that will surely look dope on your feet.

According to Sole Collector, these are dropping On Thursday, December 12th for $350 USD.

Nike's Auto-Lacing Adapt Huarache Revealed In New Colorway: Photos
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Nike's Auto-Lacing Adapt Huarache Revealed In New Colorway: Photos
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Nike's Auto-Lacing Adapt Huarache Revealed In New Colorway: Photos
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Nike's Auto-Lacing Adapt Huarache Revealed In New Colorway: Photos
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Nike's Auto-Lacing Adapt Huarache Revealed In New Colorway: Photos
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Nike's Auto-Lacing Adapt Huarache Revealed In New Colorway: Photos
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Soulja Boy’s Manager Confirms Jake Paul Fight Is Still Happening

Soulja Boy came into 2019 strong. He made the rounds and was gearing up for a big year ahead. Unfortunately, legal repercussions landed him back in jail and he’s been relatively low key since his release. That period time when he was making his rounds and preparing for the “biggest comeback. He was gaining the recognition he deserves for his influence and impact on the game. There was also a boxing match between Soulja Boy and Jake Paul that was supposed to take place but clearly never happened. Maybe 2020 is the year, though.

Soulja Boy's Manager Confirms Jake Paul Fight Is Still Happening
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Miami Mike, Soulja Boy’s manager, confirmed that the “Crank Dat” rapper has been moving like an OG since his release from prison. Apparently, his three-month stint has made him take on a healthier lifestyle that includes quitting lean. “Yes, he’s moving like a OG. He’s about to fight the Jake Paul guy. He’s quit drinking lean. He’s gained 50 pounds since he’s been out. He helping… getting smooth and he’s working out, he’s got buff and he’s just moving like an OG,” Mike told HipHopDX.

With Soulja Boy readying himself to get back into the fold, Mike revealed that Soulja Boy’s been on a well-needed break. His recent maturity have also opened the doors for business opportunities.

“More people want to deal with him now because he’s not wilding out. He’s on the grown man stuff. So, he wants to venture more into movies and stuff like that. But, I have a couple people that have a deal on the table to get him a deal. So, that’s why he’s not really on social media, he’s on a social media break and a life break,” he continued.