Joe Budden Clarifies Kevin Hart Cheating Comments After Being Criticized By "The Real"

Recent remarks made by Joe Budden regarding Kevin Hart’s infidelities made their way their way to The Real. After watching the comedian’s Netflix docuseries Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up, Budden shared that he “understands” how Hart could have been tempted to cheat on his pregnant wife, Eniko Hart.

“He works really hard. I can work harder. Like, I can see how n*ggas cheat,” Joe said on an episode his podcast. “In thinking about how hard he works, sometimes you’re not home but for 10 seconds in the day, for however many days, and I as a man can understand how that can be difficult. I know how I was feeling just going to work however many hours I was going to work and spending very little time at home.”

It didn’t take long for the ladies  The Real to grab Joe’s soundbite and discuss why they vehemently disagreed with his comments. On the latest episode  The Joe Budden Podcast, Joe responds to the hosts’ criticisms and clarifies that he wasn’t condoning Hart’s behavior.

“Why is the art actually understanding someone dead?” the podcast host asked. Budden said that the ladies didn’t even give him a chance and were quick to disagree. “The art understanding is not the same as condoning or agreeing. Back to what words mean when I’m speaking to somebody who just makes some sh*t up. Am I f?”

Joe reiterated that just because someone vocalized that they can “understand” something, it in no way is a “co-sign” for that behavior. Rory added that some women don’t believe there is any understanding, condoning, or co-signing cheating under any circumstances. In return, Joe sparked a discussion about marriage and how a person would want their “partner to be empathetic toward your mistakes. I’m not gonna say cheating, but your mistakes.”

“I hate that everything has to turn into a gender war, because for me, this wasn’t a gender war type thing,” Joe continued. “This is a human thing. I wasn’t saying, ‘He’s a guy and he works hard, he has money and he’s powerful, so he should be able to cheat.’ I don’t know where that interpretation came from.”

He added, “So no, it is not okay to cheat. It is not okay for Kevin Hart to cheat. Ladies The Real, that was never said here, and I hate when we’re just presented a certain way when we’re in this new age just clip floatin’ so we only go by the clip. I said a whole lot more than what was displayed here. We do not condone cheating, however, I’m not part the society that is looking to kill actually understanding human behavior and psychology.” Check out his full response to The Real‘s hosts below.

Victim In Stable Condition After Shooting Outside DJ Khaled’s Miami Restaurant "The Licking"

DJ Khaled‘s been busy working on the soundtrack for Bad Boys For Life as well as filming commercials for the upcoming Super Bowl among his many other tasks as a mega-producer and father. While he’s been living his best life, one the restaurants he co-owns was a location a recent shooting in North Miami, reports detail

Victim In Stable Condition After Shooting Outside DJ Khaled's Miami Restaurant "The Licking"
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Video surveillance The Licking located on Northwest 125th street sees 24-year-old Henry Poumier-Cristo attacking 21-year-old Tamario Rolle after they exchanged some words. After the fact, Henry repeatedly punched Tamario before they made their way outside. “There was some type argument that ensued inside the restaurant and spilled out into the roadway, and this is where the shot was fired,” North Miami Police Officer Natalie Buissereth told the publication. 

Henry was shot several times below the waist and was transported to a nearby hospital where he’s said to be in stable condition. A nearby citizen, Abed Al Aziz, detailed how he helped Henry before calling the police. “There was a lot blood coming out, so I was like, ‘Oh, my God,’” he explained. “He was like, ‘Oh, call 911! Call 911!’ And I did.” DJ Khaled hasn’t responded to the event. 

Young Thug’s "So Much Fun" Officially Goes Platinum

If So Much Fun proved anything, it’s that Young Thug is a bonafide hip-hop superstar. Not only is the oddball rapper the stylistic patriarch legions children, but he also happens to be leading by example on the charts. Last night, Jeffery took to Instagram to celebrate his latest milestone, an impressive one at that. His most recent album So Much Fun has been ficially certified platinum, marking the highest-selling solo album his career thus far. 

Young Thug's "So Much Fun" Officially Goes Platinum

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The comments were lined with celebratory praise, with artists like T.I., EarthGang, Mike WiLL Made-It, Lil Yachty, Nav, and Quavo sliding through with some well-wishes. “Like this if u help contribute to make this platinum by playing this album a billion times, because I know I did,” writes Lil Boat, who previously collaborated with Young Thug on “Been Thru A Lot” and “On Me.” 

It’s possible that the behind-the-scenes chemistry between J. Cole and Young Thug had a pround effect on So Much Fun, and we can only hope the pair continue to work together on future endeavors. We’ve still got Punk to look forward to, and while he previously teased a February release, it’s hard to say whether that will ultimately come to fruition. Either way, we’ve still got So Much Fun on rotation. Congratulations Young Thug!

Migos Got That 2020 Vision As They Plot On Another Decade On Greatness

What a time to be alive. 2019 was rather Migo-less with the exception a few songs and Offset‘s solo debut. Perhaps we needed a little break from them after they dropped the nearly 2-hour project, Culture II. Sure, it came with a few bangers but for the most part, it was a forgettable project. That’s probably why they decided to focus on solo albums and plot on their follow-up to Culture II.

Quavo does want you to know that they are plotting on how they will take over another decade. The Migos frontman shared a photo the group/family members appearing to be backstage at a show. As Quavo takes a big pull f his blunt, Takef peers over Offset’s shoulder as they look at something on Offset’s phone. By Offset’s smile, he and Takef could either be watching cat videos on YouTube or laughing at a rapper with fake diamonds on. “N E W D E C A D E,” Quavo captioned the photo.

In related news, Quavo did dish out on what to expect in 2020 including the new Migos album. Although uncertain if they’ll keep Culture III as the album’s title, Quavo did say that they’re working on it. “I feel like it’s more about Migos that y’all don’t know yet. And I feel like this album is going to be prolific. I feel like this album is going to be the album to do it. And I think it’s “Culture III,” but I don’t know. I think we may change the chapter,” Quavo said. Keep your eyes peeled. 

 

Watch Travis Scott’s ‘JACKBOYS’ Short Film

To celebrate the release of the JACKBOYS pack from his Cactus Jack creative collective, Travis Scott has released the accompanying short film.

The nearly nine-minute visual, directed by Cactus Jack and White Trash Tyler, opens with Travis playing video games with his on-screen girlfriend before riding off in his Cactus Jack 1988 BMW E30 M3 that is up for auction. The neon, motion-blurred clip continues with a murder and robbery, closing with a teaser of the “GANG GANG” video.

At the end, Travis jumps in the Tesla Cybertruck. According to a press release, Travis is the first person besides Tesla CEO Elon Musk to be seen with the coveted vehicle.

Along with the short film, La Flame has also dropped the full video for “GANG GANG” featuring Sheck Wes, Don Toliver, and Luxury Tax 50. The clip picks up where the film ends, in a car junkyard, as Travis wields a flamethrower while riding Tesla’s Cyberquad ATV.

The JACKBOYS compilation dropped Friday featuring collaborations with Quavo, Offset, Young Thug, and Pop Smoke, along with the remix to “Highest in the Room” with Lil Baby and Rosalía.

Rowdy Rebel Opens Email For Bookings Ahead Of His & Bobby Shmurda’s Release

The day after Christmas, Quavo delivered on a timely gift, asserting that the Shmigo Gang would back together in no time pending the release Bobby Shmurda in 2020.

To double down on the reminder, fellow GS9 soldier Rowdy Rebel delivered on a message his Instagram page, ficially opening up the email inbox to accept booking inquiries for shows post-release. In the message, Rowdy asserts that he will be out in 10 months, urging fans to tag their favorite promoters and cities.

Both Rowdy and Bobby are set for a parole hearing in August 2020 as they both agreed to 6-7 years in a plea deal that reportedly shortened Rowdy’s sentence while lengthening Bobby’s.

“They fered me five and fered Rowdy 12,” Shmurda told Complex in a 2016 interview. “They said the only way they’ll give him seven is if I took seven too. So, you know, I had to take one for the dawgs.”

In that same interview, Rowdy forecasted the energy that seems to be surrounding the pending return the duo.

“There’s a lot negativity, people saying, ‘Oh, they never should have took seven years, it’s going to be bad for their career,’” Rowdy said. “Don’t ever judge a book by its cover. Don’t be out there saying shit when you don’t know the outcome the shit. We’ll be home in our twenties. We’re still young, we’re still active, still them ni–as.”

Pending a successful hearing in August, both men could out as early as December 2020.

Jacquees Declares That He’s "Back Remixing Everybody Songs" In 2020

You might recall when a petition was created in 2018 to stop Jacquees from doing music covers. Over 53,000 signed in agreement with the petition’s mission statement: “As a Black Community, we have to figure out how we getting rid Jacquees.” The call to action was a result the R&B singer getting out hand with his “Quemixes”. Despite this opposition, these songs were ultimately what put him on the map. His remix Ella Mai’s “Trip” became a sensation, earning him loads attention and eventually a deal with Cash Money Records. “Trip” also led to a bit a controversy when Jacquees was forced to remove the song from YouTube due to copyright issues. There’s a chance that the self-proclaimed “King R&B” encounters similar bumps in the road if he pursues his 2020 resolution “remixing everybody songs”. 

Jacquees tweeted out this intention on Saturday and people are already gearing up for the onslaught. “No sir you’ve done enough this decade. We are TIRED,” one person responded to his tweet. Someone else went as far as to deem him “a dedicated terrorist.” Hopefully Jacquees ignores the haters and achieves his goals because some the “Quemixes” were actually quite good

While we await the 2020 covers, listen to Jacquees’ latest project, King R&B.

Gucci Mane Reveals ‘East Atlanta Santa 3’ Tracklisting

Gucci keeps giving.

On the eve of its release, the Atlanta rapper unwraps the tracklisting for his third album of 2019, East Atlanta Santa 3. The 16 tracks kick off with the intro “Jingle Bales” before including other holiday-themed tracks like “Drummer,” “Snow,” and the closer “12 Days of Christmas.”

Guwop’s seasonal set also boasts collaborations with Jason Derulo (“More”), Asian Doll (“Magic City”), Rich the Kid (“She Miss Me”), and two tracks with Quavo (“Tony” and “Slide”).

East Atlanta Santa 3, the follow-up to 2016’s The Return of East Atlanta Santa, arrives at midnight. See the tracklisting below.

East Atlanta Santa 3 Tracklisting

1. “Jingle Bales Intro”
2. “Mr. Wop”
3. “M’s On Ice”
4. “Drummer” feat. Kranium
5. “More” (Gucci Mane & Jason Derulo)
6. “Magic City” feat. Asian Doll
7. “Dirty Dancer”
8. “Snow”
9. “She Miss Me” feat. Rich The Kid
10. “Brick Mason”
11. “Tony” feat. Quavo
12. “Gossip”
13. “Time Flies By”
14. “Slide” feat. Quavo
15. “12 Days of Christmas”
16. “WWGD Outro”

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Migos Gifted Exclusive Air Jordan 1 "Stir Fry" Pack: First Look

Migos members Quavo, Offset and Takef were recently gifted their very own “Stir Fry” Air Jordan 1s, courtesy  Philadelphia-based Garrixon Studio and Gallagher. The group took to instagram this week to share a look at their 1–1 AJ1s, each which was packaged in jumbo-sized takeout containers.

Garrixon Studio and Gallagher also posted some detailed shots the exclusive “Stir Fry” Air Jordan 1 pack, revealing all the Asian inspiration that went into the collab. For instance, Quavo’s red-based pair nods to Asian imperial history, Offset’s ocean-inspired, blue-based colorway is highlighted by fish scale accents, and Takef’s comes equipped with a woven bamboo-textured leather. 

All the “Stir Fry” Air Jordan 1s feature a velvety suede and leather construction with each artists name imprinted on the forefoot and tassels on the heel. Take a closer look at each the three “Stir Fry” Air Jordan 1s in the IG posts embedded below.

Quavo Has Officially Produced His First Horror Film

Money moves come in all shapes and sizes, and Quavo recently came through with an unexpected one. Today, the Migos rapper took to Twitter to unveil his latest endeavor, serving as the producer an upcoming horror flick called The Resort. Though ultimately revealing very little about the project itself, other than its existence, it seems as if Huncho is excited about his involvement all the same. “Wow Jus WATCH MY FIRST HORROR FILM I PRODUCED,” he wrote, before teasing the movie would be “coming soon.”

Quavo Has Officially Produced His First Horror Film

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At this rate, all we can do is really speculate. For one, is The Resort set to be a big-budget endeavor, or a short-film? And who is William Meldman, the man Quavo is thanking in the announcement? Not to mention, since when is Quavo a horror movie buff? Perhaps these questions and more will soon be answered, though given the ambiguous announcement, all bets remain f for the time being.

Either way, congratulations to Quavo for securing the bag, as well as contributing further to the glorious horror cinematic canon. 

Machine Gun Kelly Buys Flashy Whip To Celebrate End Of Young Thug Tour

Continuing his stellar annual campaign, Machine Gun Kelly is capping f his joint tour with Young Thug by copping himself a brand new, very expensive gift. Many believed that after his feud with Eminem, he would be a goner but MGK survived instead simply fading away, actually becoming even more a star. Surprising a ton hip-hop fans, Kellz spent the entire year on movie screens, red carpets, album charts, and stages doing his thing. This has been the best year in his career and he’s building momentum to continue into the new decade. Now, he gets to ride into 2020 in style.

Machine Gun Kelly Buys Flashy Whip To Celebrate End Of Young Thug Tour
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With the end the Justin Bieber Big Tour, Machine Gun Kelly decided to treat himself with some the money he made while on the road. Stopping by the car dealership, the Ohio-born artist opted to walk away with a purple Aston Martin sports car, laying down on top his new whip and marvelling at all he’s accomplished. “Bought myself an end tour present,” wrote the star before showing f some exclusive merch he and Thug designed for the final stop. Almost as if he coordinated his car’s paint job to the new t-shirt, Kellz went for purple tones on both.

Take a look at the gorgeous ride below and let us know how you feel about MGK in the comments.

Quavo Wants Colin Kaepernick On Atlanta Falcons: "Get Matt Ryan Out Of There!"

The Atlanta Falcons don’t have the most solid record right now. After an abysmal start to the season, the squad toughened up with two straight wins against the Saints and the Panthers, but Quavo the Migos believes that one man could lead them to some more dubs: Colin Kaepernick.

This weekend, the quarterback and social activist held a public workout, inviting teams to watch him practice and determine if he would be a good fit on their team. The session was filled with mystery after, at the last minute, Kaep moved training facilities and forced everyone to relocate. Some have viewed this as a publicity stunt but, with several teams still showing interest, it may end with the star finding a new home before the end the season. If you ask Quavo, that home would be in Atlanta.

Quavo Wants Colin Kaepernick On Atlanta Falcons: "Get Matt Ryan Out Of There!"
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Catching up with TMZ photographers this week, the rapper noted that he believes Colin should have already been signed. After supporting a kid selling candy bars to raise money for his high school basketball team, Quavo noted that he wants Kaep to be the star his struggling Falcons. “We need to get Matt Ryan out there,” exclaimed the superstar.

It’s unlikely that the Falcons will get rid Ryan. After signing a five-year deal worth over $150 million, they probably want to see their investment through. Could Kaep complement the team though?

Migos Win 'Walk It Talk It' Copyright Infringement Case

The hip-hop group Migos has a copyright suit filed by an artist from North Carolina who claimed that their song “Walk It Talk it” infringed on his own.

In October of 2018, rapper M.O.S. — whose real name is Leander Pickett — insisted that the hit single from Migos infringed on a 2008 song that he released called “Walk It Like I Talk It.”

But U.S. District Court Judge Analisa Torre disagreed. She indicated that the only similarity between the two songs was the lyric “walk it like I talk it,” which she says is a “short and commonplace phrase” and hence not protectable by copyright law. The judge further indicated that the phrase had been used in a number of other songs prior to the one by M.O.S., such as:

  • “March ‘n’ Step” by Paul Wall
  • “3 A.M.” by Young Jeezy
  • “Be Easy” by Wiz Khalifa

Another reason the judge gave for dismissing the suit was that M.O.S. had not registered the copyright of his song before initiating the suit, which would have been necessary for the complaint to move forward.

Dana Whitfield, who is a lawyer for M.O.S., told Billboard that he and other members of the rapper’s legal team are “exploring options for an appeal” of the judge’s decision.

The lawsuit named more than just Migos, which includes Quavo (Quavious Marshall), Offset (Kiari Cephus) and Takeoff (Kirsnick Ball). It also named Quality Control Music, Capitol Records and Migos Touring Inc. as well as the producers of “Walk It Talk It”: OG Parker (Joshua Parker) and Deko (Grant Decouto).

Migos was founded in Lawrenceville, Georgia back in 2008. Their debut album Yung Rich Nation came out in 2015, and their follow-up albums Culture and Culture II both reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in 2017 and 2018.

“Walk It Talk It,” which included vocals from Drake, reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2018.

Boosie Badazz Thanks God After Former Friend Who Tried To Rob Him Dies In His Sleep

It’s very rare for someone’s death to be celebrated especially in a public manner but such is the case for Boosie Badazz who posted a video to Instagram that sees him praising God after a former foe passes away. The “Mind Of A Maniac” rapper is seen in the clip below speaking on the update and detailing how the unidentified man died in his sleep, something he’s happy about. 

Boosie Badazz Thanks God After Former Friend Who Tried To Rob Him Dies In His Sleep
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“N*gga tried to rob me back in the day. You know the ni**a I said that he is supposed to be dead but I let him slide. That ni**a died in his sleep Quavo,” he said, looking away. “That boy died in his sleep the other day man. That boy outta here man, that boy died in his sleep God is good, boy. Fresh out jail. Fresh f two years. And you die in your sleep. Lord Jesus you a good man. God ain’t let you slide, and this n*gga was my homie. God ain’t let you slide.”

It’s unclear when the attempted robbery took place but that’s all in the past now. Watch the full Instagram clip below. 

Jacquees Releases "King Of R&B" Album

Jacquees continues to campaign for the “King Of R&B” crown with his new LP. The self-annointed holder of the title has named his album King Of R&B to further stake his claim.

The Cash Money singer’s sophomore album is comprised of 14 tracks. Guests include T.I., Young Thug, Quavo, Gunna, Tory Lanez, TK Kravitz, FYB and Bluff City.

View Jacquees’ King Of R&B stream, cover art and tracklist below.

Jacquees Releases "King Of R&B" Album

1. King f. T.I.
2. Round II
3. EEeee f. TK Kravitz
4. Come Get It f. FYB
5. Good Lovin’
6. Out of the Ordinary
7. Risk It All f. Tory Lanez
8. Warning
9. All You Need f. Bluff City & Quavo
10. Cross the Line
11. Fact or Fiction
12. New New
13. Verify f. Gunna & Young Thug
14. Never Say Goodbye