Danny Brown Blasts Male Fan Who Heckled Opening Act Ashnikko

Danny Brown recently embarked on the Uknowhatimsayin¿ tour in support his latest album with opening acts ZelooperZ and Ashnikko. Unfortunately, during a recent show in Dallas, Ashnikko had to deal with a heckler who was undoubtedly doing the most to upset her. “last night some lame ass dude was heckling me n shouting that my “music sucks” while I was onstage. put his own headphones on & nearly had me in fuckin tears midset,” she tweeted.

The heckler didn’t go unnoticed and Danny Brown made a concerted effort to address it during his set. “Aye, my n***a. I heard that hoe ass sh*t you said to my niece, my n***a. How you think I’m ‘posed to handle that?” He asked the concert-goer before directly pointing him out. “Yeah, you. I heard what the fuck you said. I heard you, my n***a. I heard the fuck you said my n***a. Ain’t no mothafuckin’ jokes. We respect women.”

“You see me come out here with people, you respect them the same way you respect me if you a fan me, you know what I’m sayin’? Grow the fuck up, my n***a. You was wrong for that shit,” he continued. “Respect women, man. Regardless what, that’s a mothafuckin’ female. What the fuck she supposed to do? You know what I’m sayin’? ‘Cause now, we gotta beat you the fuck up,” he concluded before jumping into “Dirty Laundry.”

Ashnikko thanked him on Twitter for stopping his show to address the heckler. 

DaBaby Shares Heartwarming Airport Photoshoot With His Daughter

While DaBaby‘s songs tend to delineate why you do not want to mess with him, his actions have shown that there’s a stness underlying the rough exterior. When approached by a young boy to buy a box cookies, DaBaby dropped $230 to buy them all. A recent viral video showed the Charlotte rapper giving $1000 to a struggling mother who waited outside his show for hours to meet him. He also unsolicitedly gifted a fan an autographed pair his shoes

I suppose when you’ve been having as successful a year as DaBaby, these acts kindness centred on the exchange money aren’t necessarily that impressive. However, there are plenty artists who do not go out their way to have face-to-face interactions with fans like DaBaby does. But charitable acts aside, his heart has also been displayed in his social media posts his daughter

In his most recent daddy-daughter post, the “VIBEZ” rapper shares a slideshow  shots that appear to have been taken in an airport. In one them, his little girl fers the camera a big smile, but in another, she is distracted by her dad’s iPhone that is almost the same size as her. DaBaby’s caption explains how his children are what keep him grounded and joyful amidst all the bullshit. “I know the devil wondering how my heart stay pure through the flaw shit,” he writes. 

Read our review DaBaby’s recently released album, KIRKhere

Oprah Roasts Fan’s Cracked Phone Before Gifting Him A New One

Oprah Winfrey is undoubtedly for the people but that doesn’t mean she won’t roast you if she can. The 65-year-old media mogul and philanthropist made way to Atlanta’s Morehouse College where she was going to be honored by the Oprah Winfrey Scholars — those who were previously awarded a scholarship fund since it’s launch in 1989. Not only that, but she made the surprise announcement that she’d be donating an additional $13M to the school which brings her donation total to $25M.

She caught up with two freshmen students Zachariah Smith and Olufemi Yessoufou. According to ET, the two ran alongside Oprah’s car and caught up with her to squeeze in a convo and a selfie. Oprah, clearly in a playful mood, ended up poking fun at Olufemi Yessoufou. “Hey Oprah,” he says in the video before Oprah responds, “Hey, that’s me.” After spotting a crack in his phone, she joked, “That’s me in your cracked phone.”

“She showed us that she’s one us,” he explained to BuzzFeed. “That’s a joke me or one my brothers would have made to each other.”

Oprah didn’t just crack on him, she later gifted him a new phone. Yessoufou explained that someone from Oprah’s team ended up reaching out to him DM telling him that she wanted to get him a new phone because the crack.

Rosario Dawson & Her Family Sued By Transgender Ex-Employee For Assault: Report

She may be making headlines over her romance with presidential hopeful Cory Booker, but attention has also been drawn to Rosario Dawson over a lawsuit filed against her. A report by TMZ states that a former employee Rosario’s has made a slew accusations against the actress, including allegations that she and her family assaulted him for being transgender.

The outlet states that prior to transitioning, Dedrek Finley’s name was Deidre. He reportedly has known Rosario and her family for decades and moved from New York City to Los Angeles after the actress’s mother asked him to. Dedrek states that when he shared with Rosario’s family that he was transgender, the family wasn’t pleased. They refused to use his new name or pronouns, and Rosario would tell him, “You’re a grown woman.”

Rosario Dawson & Her Family Sued By Transgender Ex-Employee For Assault: Report
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This both angered and fended Dedrek, but he continued to work for Rosario. The deal was that he could live at the actress’s house in North Hollywood rent-free if he worked on home renovations. However, he states his hours were cut and he was unexpectedly told he needed to leave. Then, in April 2018, Rosario’s mother allegedly came knocking at the door, but when Dedrek stated he didn’t want to speak with her, she became violent, damaged the property, said she would kill his cat, punched him, and yelled that he wasn’t “so much a man now.” Rosario was at the scene and, according to Dedrek, the actress pinned him down so her mother could continue the alleged assault.

The police later responded to the location following the alleged argument and Dedrek was taken to emergency care. He received a restraining order against Rosario’s mother and has filed a lawsuit against her, the actress, Rosario’s stepfather, and an uncle. They’re accused “assault, battery, trespass, discrimination, and] civil rights and labor violations.” This won’t bode well on the Democratic campaign trail.

Cory Booker Read Rosario Dawson A 5-Hour World War II Novel Over The Phone

Rosario Dawson is dating Cory Booker who is currently running to become the next President the United States America. Such a job means lots traveling, debates, events and meetings which means precious downtime with your significant other may not come as easy. However, Cory and Rosario have managed to FaceTime twice a day when they’re not in the same city and even partake in other activities that keep them going. 

Cory Booker Read Rosario Dawson A 5-Hour World War II Novel Over The Phone
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The Sin City actress recently chatted with The Washington Post and explained how Cory just finished reading David Benif’s World War II novel “City Thieves” to her over the phone. The book takes about five hours to read out loud and according to a previous interview with Cory from 2016, he’s read the book to one his ex-girlfriends.

“Before I knew it, we were reading the book out loud to each other, over the phone, and I was drawn in,” he said. “Soon we were reading chapters on our own, and she was telling me to slow down and not get too far ahead.” 

We think it’s safe to say his read to Rosario means a lot more. “I feel like I’m dating Captain America, I mean he’s just such an amazing, brilliant, kind, empathetic, beautiful, loving human being,” Rosario said Cory

DaBaby Gifts Tearful Homeless Mother With Young Son $1,000

If you’ve been keeping up with DaBaby‘s social media accounts, you’ve seen that the North Carolina rapper’s recent Atlanta appearances have been wild events. The KIRK star performed in front a screaming crowd at Clark Atlanta University, and after the show, fans took to the street to catch another up-close-and-personal glimpse the rapper. While in Hotlanta, DaBaby scheduled a meet-and-greet with his fans, and that’s when he met a woman named Amanda whose situation tugged at his heartstrings.

DaBaby Gifts Tearful Homeless Mother With Young Son $1,000
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In a video he shared on his Instagram page, Amanda is a single mother a young son. She lives in her car and when she heard DaBaby was coming to the ATL, she messaged him on Instagram and waited in line for three hours to meet him. When she was able to greet him face-to-face, she didn’t ask for an autograph; she wanted to know if he would buy some the hand-knit hats she was selling so that she could earn money to provide for her son. 

“It took a lot for me to come here,” she said as her voice cracked as if she’s about to begin crying. When the rapper purchased the hats tears flowed unceasingly because he gave her $1,000. He fered to also take a photo with Amanda and her son, but the little boy wasn’t about to give up watching his YouTube show on her phone. DaBaby took the photo anyway and told Amanda he would send it to her. At the end the video, he tagged her Instagram name to told his fans to hit her up for handmade knit beanies to help her business. “GODs WORK. No recognition needed,” the rapper wrote in the caption. Check out the touching video below.

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Primavera Sound Switches To Mobile-Only Ticketing Over Scalping

Barcelona music festival Primavera Sound has completely ditched paper ticketing. The move comes as a way to combat bots and scalping.

The BBC reports that Primavera Sound is the first major music festival to move to mobile-only ticketing. The festival has partnered with the digital ticketing platform Dice to handle future Primavera events. Dice will also handle Primavera tours and the club night Nitsa at Sala Apolo in Barcelona.

Dice hopes to be able to stop ticket scalping by locking a ticket purchase directly to your phone. Those tickets cannot be resold on other sites, but they can be transferred between devices. That means users can still buy tickets to gift to a friend as long as the friend signs up for a Dice account. Dice also allows for ticket refunds, with returned tickets going to users who signed up for the waiting list.

Mobile tickets on Dice have their QR code hidden until two hours before the event. Even losing your device won’t keep you out of the concert. Showing an official ID at the venue can match you against a door list.

Dice previously served two Adele concerts and the Apple Music Festival in 2016. But the platform faced criticism last year when it admitted to hiding booking fees in ticket prices.

Dice still sells tickets that bundle this price without making it apparent to buyers. That makes the tickets seem before other checkout fees from other vendors are factored in.

Ticketmaster’s was supposed to help combat ticket scalping. But after the recent reselling fiasco, many people don’t or the second-hand ticket market.

Primavera Sound 2020 will be held in Barcelona between June 4-6. The lineup for the show has not been announced yet, but the festival attracted 220K people last year.

Mel Murda Sentenced In Tekashi 6ix9ine & Nine Trey Blood Case

New York, NY – Jamel “Mel Murda” Jones was reportedly sentenced to 135 months (or 11.25 years) in federal prison.

Complex reports Judge Paul Engelmayer handed down the decision on Thursday (October 16) during a hearing at Manhattan’s Thurgood Marshall Courthouse. Upon completion of his sentence, Mel will also have five years of probation and have to pay $10,000 in forfeiture.

The government says Mel had reached “Godfather” status among the “street lineup” of Nine Trey. He also part of Jim Jones’ Byrdgang rap collective and is featured on several Dipset tracks.

During Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack’s trial last month, The Diplomats MC was identified as “Individual-1” during an wiretapped phone call with Mel. During the conversation, Mel said 6ix9ine had to be “super-violated” for disavowing the gang when speaking with The Breakfast Club last November.

In April, Mel pleaded guilty to racketeering and narcotics offenses for being a part of Nine Trey and transporting heroin and fentanyl. Last November, Mel sold heroin to an undercover New York Police Department officer and he was arrested shortly after.

Jamel “Mel Murda” Jones was reportedly sentenced to 135 months (or 11.25 years) in federal prison.

Mel reportedly wrote a letter to Judge Engelmayer asking for a “second chance” prior to his sentencing hearing. He also revealed he became a member of the United Blood Nation — the parent organization of Nine Trey — at 15 years old because of the older men in his neighborhood who were “thugs off the corner … involved in illegal activities like drugs and violence.”

The first defendant in the 6ix9ine federal racketeering case, Jesnel “Ish” Butler, was sentenced to 60 months in July. 6ix9ine is expected to be sentenced on December 18. Due to his cooperation with the federal government, he could be out as early as the top of 2020.

YNW Melly Shares New Photos From Jail & Calls For Accomplice’s Release

We live in a time where it’s fairly simple to update your followers on your prison status. With plenty contraband flying around in federal penitentiaries, so many inmates have managed to find cellular phones, hiding them in obscure locations and risking their sentences for a quick social media update. Tay-K was caught with a phone last year and now, YNW Melly is out here sharing photos himself in an orange jumpsuit.

Sharing a picture himself with a big smile on his face, the currently-incarcerated Florida rapper showed f how he’s doing in his cell. “U kno that I’m Slime,” wrote the artist, who is facing the death penalty on double murder charges. We’re not entirely sure how he got access to Instagram from jail but that’s beside the point.

In a second upload, Melvin called for the release his alleged accomplice YNW Bortlen, who was reportedly with Melly and participated in the murder their two friends. Posting a pic Bortlen in the courtroom, Melly asked everyone to send positive energy their way.

Do you think the two rappers will end up getting out or are they doomed to face a harsh sentence? Time will tell.

O2 Taps Virtual Reality Company MelodyVR for Its UK-Based 5G Launch

UK mobile operator O2 has entered into an exclusive partnership with virtual reality start-up MelodyVR.

The relationship was revealed today ⁠— MelodyVR is O2’s exclusive music partner for its 5G launch. People who sign up for the O2 5G plan get 12 months’ access to Melody VR and an Oculus Go device. Oculus Go is a portable VR experience that starts at $199 for the 32GB headset.

O2 has a customer base of 25 million, which is a prime opportunity for growing public awareness of VR music concerts. MelodyVR records several shows and experiences in full 360-degrees to re-create an immersive experience.

Current shows available on the service include live events from Kelly Clarkson, Wiz Khalifa, Panic! At the Disco, and Post Malone.

MelodyVR also recently launched its smartphone app, supplementing its VR headset apps. Anthony Matchett ⁠— CEO of MelodyVR ⁠— says he’s thrilled to be partnering with O2.

“O2’s 5th Generation network has the power to enable an entirely new suite of technological advances and experiences that will revolutionise how we all engage with technology.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with O2 to deliver incredible music experiences to their customers and we look forward to welcoming even more fans to the MelodyVR platform.”

MelodyVR also with Ansco Arena Limited last year. That deal encompassed sharing revenue from live-streamed and recorded VR content. MelodyVR also announced a VR content creation and distribution agreement with Beggars Group. They also worked with London’s Wireless Festival earlier this summer.

MelodyVR is looking to expand its user base beyond the 324 million VR device forecast for 2021. Partnering with one of the largest mobile operators in the UK and giving away a $200 VR headset is a great way to do that. The focus on MelodyVR’s smartphone app experience is another way to reach users who don’t have VR hardware.

Tekashi 6ix9ine Case: Mel Murda Sentenced To 135 Months In Prison

As Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s case continues, more members the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods are receiving their sentences. The rapper himself will be sentenced on Dec. 18th,month ahead his initial sentencing date. However, one the main players in the organization as received his sentence and it looks like he won’t be seeing the outside for over a decade. According to Complex, Jamal “Mel Murda” Jones, dubbed “The Godfather” the Nine Trey Bloods, was sentenced to 135 months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to racketeering and drug charges. Upon his release, he’ll have to deal with five years probation and must forfeit $10K.

Tekashi 6ix9ine Case: Mel Murda Sentenced To 135 Months In Prison
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Mel Murda has been a close affiliate to Jim Jones for a long time. He was even apart Jones’ ByrdGang group and appeared on a few tracks. During the trial against Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack, a phone call between Mel Murda and Jim Jones was played in court following 6ix9ine’s appearance on the Breakfast Club days before his arrest. 6ix9ine ID’d Jim Jones in the conversation where it was suggested that the rapper gets “super-violated.” 

Ahead his sentencing, Mel and his daughter wrote letters to the judge pleading for a “second chance” after admitting to being part the gang and being influenced by the people in his neighborhood.

“Since my dad has been away I’ve been very depressed and down. I feel like I have no one in my corner to guide me or my little brother because he’s going to grow up to be a man but while has in that process he’s going to need a man to show him the ins and out life. I don’t want to have to explain or express to my baby brother that daddy is never coming home,” Mel Murda’s daughter wrote.

 

Shaggy Warns Fans Of Internet Scam: "Please [Do] Not Engage With These Fake Accounts"

You’d think that by 2019, most people would be familiar with the scams that permeate technology. Yet, people still send money to robo-callers who claim to be from the IRS, they wire transfer thousands to their out–country lovers that they meet on dating sites, and they give money to celebrity social media accounts posing to be their favorite famous figures. Scams will never die as long as there’s a sucker to be had, and according to Shaggy, someone is using his likeness to swindle his fans.

Shaggy Warns Fans Of Internet Scam: "Please Do] Not Engage With These Fake Accounts"
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The “It Wasn’t Me” singer took to his Instagram to issue a warning to his admirers because he’d been made aware that someone out there is posing as him in an attempt to siphon money. “It has come to my attention that there have been posts online from people purporting to be me and hitting up my fans for money while making false claims that they owe me something,” he wrote. “I would like to make it clear that these are nothing more than an internet scam.”

“They are not from me nor do they represent me in any way,” he continued. “It saddens me that this has become our reality & that innocent people are being dragged in to this ridiculousness. My best advice is to please not engage with these fake accounts. Thank you. One love to all my wonderful fans.” Have you ever fallen victim to an internet or telephone scam?

Lady Gaga Has No Idea What "Fortnight" Is Or Who Ninja Is: Fortnite Twitter Reacts

Fortnite is arguably the biggest game out right now. Truthfully, you must be hiding underneath a rock to not know what the hell Fortnite is. Kids, adults, and everyone in between have obsessed with this game heavily to problematic points. People have accused Epic Games making Fortnite as addictive as cocaine and there have been reports the toxic work culture from people who’ve worked on the game in the past. However, it seems all this has flown over Lady Gaga’s radar. 

Lady Gaga Has No Idea What "Fortnight" Is Or Who Ninja Is: Fortnite Twitter Reacts
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Shocking gamer Twitter, Lady Gaga did not only admit that she had no idea was Fortnite is, but she also misspelled the game’s title. “What’s Fortnight?” She tweeted, sparking outrage and hilarity on Twitter from dedicated gamers. Although the Fortnite Twitter account continued to promote Chapter 2, a few prolific gamers, including Ninja who joking tried to shoot his shot, responded. “Call me on the telephone. I’ll give you a Million reasons to play. You and I,” he wrote with a picture Gaga. Unfortunately, it Gaga didn’t necessarily want to accept the invitation immediately. “@Ninja who are you?” She tweeted earlier today.

Despite, apparently, not knowing what Fortnite is, she’s previously explained that she is, indeed, a fan  Bayonetta Chapter XIII. There have been a few theories floating around on social media that this might be a marketing ploy but only time will tell. 

Peep the reactions below. 

Sony 360 Reality Audio Format Launching Later This Year

Sony’s new 360 Reality Audio format will launch this fall with several hardware partners.

Sony says the format is all about providing immersive surround sound. The goal is to replicate actual live experiences using object-based spatial audio technology. A spatially-mapped audio experience should feel like attending the real thing.

Back in January Sony revealed plans to to expand 360 Reality Audio. Now at launch, there will be about 1,000 songs available in the new format. The inaugural tracks span several genres with tracks from Pharrell Williams, Bob Dylan, and Billy Joel.

Sony also captured live performances from Charlie XCX and Kodaline for the new format. Aside from leveraging content from its own label ⁠— Sony says Universal, Warner, and Live Nation will support the format.

To get consumers on board, Sony has partnered with several hardware and streaming partners. At launch , , , and nugs.net will support the format. You’ll notice both Spotify and Apple Music are missing from the list.

Amazon’s new will support 360 Reality Audio playback natively when it launches. Other speakers will require an audio decoder along with multiple speaker units. It’s unlikely the format will catch on for people who aren’t willing to re-buy their audio set-up.

At launch there’s not much mobile support beyond streaming partners, either. Sony says certain recent headphones will be able to produce a “custom immersive musical experience” using the Headphones Connect app. But there are no details on how that will work with the new 360 Reality Audio format.

Starting with support on Amazon’s newest Echo device is a pretty good bet. Amazon dominates the smart speaker market in the United States ⁠— nearly have at least one Echo device. We’ll have to wait and see if this audio format is another Betamax or a Blu-Ray.

Amber Rose Shares Adorable Update Of Newborn Son Slash Electric

Amber Rose finally welcomed her newborn son into the world just four days ago. The model and her partner Alexander Edwards have been sharing sweet updates their pregnancy journey for months now and we can only imagine how elated the couple are now that their new family addition is healthy and well. “Slash Electric Alexander Edwards.. the world is urs now,” A.E. wrote on Instagram. “thank u @amberrose for loving me so much that u put ur body thru it 2 bring my sun in2 the world. I could never be as strong as u. Slash a rockstar.”

Amber Rose Shares Adorable Update Of Newborn Son Slash Electric
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Amber has now updated her followers with more cute posts her son spending some quality time with his dad. The clip below shows A.E. kissing his newborn as he lays in the hospital bed. 

Much before Amber gave birth, she shared a statement on Instagram calling out her fake friends for disappearing while she was pregnant, making it known that they’re not welcome back in her life once her son arrived. 

“Funny how my phone blows up when I’m having pool parties and shit is lit,” she wrote. “But as soon as bitch is sick and pregnant it’s crickets. No ‘just checking on you’ text or nothing, shit’s wild. But when I pop out this beautiful strong baby boy don’t try to be my friend again. Deadass.”