He has yet to reveal the name of his baby boy and he did not Snapchat the birth as he did with his first son, Asahd.
Khaled first announced that his wife was pregnant in September. Tuck debuted her baby bump for the first time at Rihanna’s Diamond Ball the next day.
“Just when I thought life couldn’t get any better, I received another blessing that my queen is expecting an addition to our legacy,” he wrote. “I’m feeling more inspired than ever now. MY QUEEN I LOVE YOU SO MUCH ! ASAHD I LOVE YOU SO MUCH ! And to the little boy in my QUEEN’S BELLY I LOVE YOU SO MUCH !”
Khaled and Tuck welcomed their first son Asahd in October 2016. The 3-year-old, who has 1.8 million Instagram followers, served as the executive producer of Khaled’s albums, 2017’s Grateful and 2019’s Father of Asahd.
Asahd was excited to become a big brother. “Can’t wait til my baby brother gets here!!” he captioned a photo of himself rubbing his mother’s belly.
Sean “Diddy” Combs was as shocked as the rest the world when he found out that the mother his children, Kim Porter, had passed away over a year ago. The rap mogul has described her as his “soulmate” and the love his life, detailing all the things he wishes he could have told her while she was still alive. Clearly, Diddy is living with some regret over how things turned out with his ex-girlfriend and, today, he’s sending out a message to anybody in love to let their significant other know just how appreciated they are.
Posting a picture Porter with a glowing smile on her face, Diddy hoped for everyone to tell their partners how much they mean to them before it’s too late. “If you got a good woman please let her know,” said the entrepreneur. “Tell her as soon as you can. Make sure she knows. Make sure she feels it. HONOR HER. CHERISH HER. Cause the special ones are RARE and FEW. And everyone doesn’t get a second chance. LET THE ONE YOU LOVE KNOW TODAY. RIGHT NOW!!!! @ladykp I’ll honor you forever.”
If only all us could find a love as genuine and prund as Diddy and KP’s.
Things were a tad emotional at TV One’s annual Urban Honors awards in Washington, D.C. Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott was given the Music Innovation Award, an honor that was presented to her by longtime friend Lil Kim. It was a tender moment on stage as Missy took a moment to thank Kim for being family to her for all these decades.
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“First I want to thank Lil Kim cause… It’s hard to find people in the industry that become like family,” Missy began. “We’re beyond cameras, you know, getting in front cameras and pretending that we are family. We are truly family. She’s been my sister for so long and I always have looked up to her because when I first seen her, you know, I always been a big girl. Kim had on the little swimsuits on and I was like, ‘Oh, nah, I ain’t finna do that.’ Internet ain’t out but I’ll shut it down in the future if I pull that stunt.” The audience laughed as she continued, “But, you are a trailblazer and an innovator yourself and I want you to know that.”
She also made sure to give a shout out to Da Brat, noting that the former So So Def rapper was her “sister.” Later on during her speech, Missy became choked up. “When I look back over my life,” she said as she started to cry. The audience clapped and cheered her on and Lil Kim stood by her side and encouraged her to continue. “I was sick. I couldn’t even hold a pen to write. And it was so much to say give up. But as I stand here with all you, I thank you ’cause it’s so much talent in this room.” Watch her emotional speech in full below.
Brooklyn, NY – Pop Smoke‘s mother reportedly put her house up for sale in order to pay her son’s $250,000 bail. According to Queens Daily Eagle, Pop’s lawyer offered up the Canarsie, New York residence as part of a bond deal to have him released.
The up-and-coming rapper was arrested on Friday afternoon (January 17) at the John F. Kennedy International Airport for interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle. He pleaded not guilty to allegedly moving the stolen $375,000 Rolls Royce Wraith from California to New York and is due back in court on February 3.
The couple announced the pregnancy in September through Khaled’s Instagram.
His son’s birth kicked off a hectic week for the DJ producer as he prepares to pay tribute to Nipsey Hussle alongside Hussle’s friends Meek Mill and YG as well as Kirk Franklin, John Legend and Roddy Ricch at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (January 26). His Father of Asahd collaboration with Hussle and Legend “Higher” was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance.
Khaled recently executive produced the soundtrack for Bad Boys for Life.
Kanye West can be difficult to comprehend at times, but his cultural impact is indisputable. His more confusing behavior is ten explained as the byproduct genius. Celebrity designer David Week’s new sculpture can be seen to capture the capriciousness the legendary recording artist. Weeks has created a 5″5 sculpture that depicts four different faces Kanye West, titled NSEWest (which is a play on North, South, East, West). In Week’s own words, the giant bust “represents] the range emotions a creative goes through on a daily basis.” This ambitious year-long project actually marks Weeks’ first sculpture, as the Queens visual artist was largely known before for inventing the broken skateboard aesthetic.
NSEWest belongs to Week’s new “Modern Day Mount Rushmore” series, which, according to a press release, “seeks to bring awareness to cultural icons within the African American community who’ve helped shape the culture and provide a blueprint for wealth, success and advocacy.”
The public will have 30 days to get a glimpse this statue at Sneakertopia in Los Angeles, following its unveiling on January 24. The unveiling will be a private event, hosted by recording artist and friend Kanye, Fonzworth Bentley. People attending this event will have the opportunity to buy a mini version NSEWest at the pop-up shop (which can be seen in the post below).
Screwball rapper Hostyle has died at the age of 47. According to a tweet from R.A. The Rugged Man, fellow Screwball member Blaq Poet confirmed the news on Sunday (January 19).
“DAMN… the worst news ever,” he wrote. “I just found out my people HOSTYLE from SCREWBALL passed away. I just got off the phone with Blaq poet, he confirmed. Screwball brought the Legendary, Street anthems. Legendary shit. That was my man. REST IN PEACE my bro.. This is crazy.”
DAMN… the worst news ever. I just found out my people HOSTYLE from SCREWBALL passed away. I just got off the phone with Blaq poet, he confirmed. Screwball brought the Legendary, Street anthems. Legendary shit. That was my man. REST IN PEACE my bro.. This is crazy. #QB
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Hostyle, born Frederick Ivey, was a founding member of the Queens Hip Hop group. The members of the collective — Hostyle, Blaq Poet, Solo and K — released three albums during the course of their career, beginning with 2000’s Y2K: The Album, which featured production from DJ Premier, Marley Marl, Godfather Don and Pete Rock and the singles “Who Shot Rudy?” and “H-O-S-T-Y-L-E.”
Loyalty arrived in 2001 and their last project, Screwed Up, was released in July 2004. That same year, Hostyle released a solo project called One Eyed Maniac featuring Marley Marl, R.A. The Rugged Man and Big Noyd.
He later appeared on DJ Muggs’s 2000 Soul Assassins II, Infamous Mobb’s 2002 Special Edition and Cormega’s 2007 album Who Am I?.
Tragedy struck in 2008 when KL, Blaq Poet’s cousin, died of an asthma attack.
As of press time, no cause of death has been revealed. HipHopDX sends our condolences to his friends, family and all who loved him.
“Ever since the Trap Music Museum opened, one the most common questions posed to us was, ‘Why aren’t there any exhibits showcasing women?’ We were always committed to honoring women who contributed to the culture, but finally found a way to truly elevate and celebrate two the best,” says T.I., per AllHipHop. “The Nicki Minaj and Cardi B exhibits lift two the greatest to their rightful place within the Trap Muzik Universe.”
While the exhibit had its grand opening at the Trap Music Museum this week, a glimpse it was given at a pop-up in Los Angeles in July. T.I. faced some backlash for sanctioning one particular piece: a throne that was painted half pink and half checkered. The obvious symbolism is that Nicki and Cardi share the title being the “Queen Rap”. While many argue that this a tired debate that unnecessarily pits women against one another, T.I. received complaints that Cardi’s entrance in the game was too fresh to place her on the same plane as Nicki. He responded to this controversy in a 2019 interview: “Everybody was like], ‘How could you? Cardi] hasn’t been rapping long enough! She ain’t put out enough! You’re being disrespectful to Nicki!’ When does celebrating two queens become disrespectful to one? I never understood that. This is an acknowledgment. Both these young ladies have struggled and overcame obstacles and defied the odds to put themselves in positions to represent themselves] and the next generation.”
#MEGXIT is one the biggest international stories at the moment. Last week, Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess Sus, formally announced their plans to take a step back from the royal family. They wish to establish some financial independence by renouncing royal titles and state funding. “We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages,” the couple wrote in an Instagram post. People across the world clutched their pearls and pointed fingers upon hearing this news, trying to figure out why the Harry & Meg would break from precedent and disrespect the Queen in this manner.
Given this a huge trending topic and any post related to #MEGXIT can attract clicks (yes, I see the irony in this), a reporter tried to get Serena Williams to comment on it. “Your good friend, Meghan Markle, who attended your last 2 slams, and Harry, have taken a move, a stance that many people think is extraordinary and historic,” the reporter said. “What are your feelings about that? Have you spoken to her?”
Considering this topic has no connection to Williams’ pression, she declined to share her thoughts on it during an Australian Open press conference. “Yeah, I have absolutely no comments on anything with that,” Williams replied. “But good try. You tried. You did good.” Props to Williams for avoiding that bait.
While speaking at a dinner in Central London, hosted by his Sentebale charity, Prince Harry addressed his split from the royal family, marking the first time that he’s spoken publicly about the subject he and his wife Meghan Markle announced their decision to do so.
“It was so many months talks after so many years challenges,” revealed the Duke Sus. “And I know I haven’t always gotten it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option. What I want to make clear is we’re not walking away, and we certainly aren’t walking away from you.”
He went on to confirm that the resolution he and the Duchess sought was to continue to serve the Queen “without public funding.” However, the compromise was not met.
“Our hope was to continue serving the Queen, the commonwealth, and my military associations, but without public funding. Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible,” he said. “I’ve accepted this, knowing that it doesn’t change who I am or how committed I am.”
Harry’s words arrived just one day after Buckingham Palace ficially announced that Harry and Meghan would be losing their royal titles “His Royal Highness” and “Her Royal Highness.”
“I will always have the utmost respect for my grandmother, my commander in chief, and I am incredibly grateful to her and the rest my family, for the support they have shown Meghan and I over the last few months,” Harry added. “I will continue to be the same man who holds his country dear and dedicates his life to supporting the causes, charities and military communities that are so important to me.”
Comedy Central appears to be cashing in on Awkwafina’s success as late. Following the rapper-comedian’s Golden Globe win and overall critical acclaim for her role as Billi in the film, The Farewell, the network has already renewed her comedy series, Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens, for a second season, before the first has even premiered. According to Complex, the series is “a coming age story that details Awkwafina’s] experiences as a young adult in Flushing, Queens.” Awkwafina has revealed that the material she deals with in the show is heavily based on her own experiences. “I made a point to draw on very true realities my life, my growing up, who I am,” she noted on a panel. “In the character Nora, I don’t think she’s overdrawn in any way. She’s as real as I can play her.”
Starring in the series alongside Nora “Awkwafina” Lum are D Wong, Bowen Yang, and Lori Tan Chinn. It is executive produced by Lucia Aniello, Karey Dornetto, Teresa Hsiao, and Awkwafina herself. Aniello, Lyonne, Jamie Babbit, Steven Tsuchida, Anu Valia, and the Daniels have signed on as directors. As a promotional tactic for the show, Awkwafina has taken over the 7 line subway in Manhattan and Queens with some hilarious automated messages. The recordings include demands like “Stop manspreading!” and showcase her NYC brand humour.
Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens will premiere on Comedy Central on January 22nd.
Lil Kim performed in Detroit on Saturday night, and fellow female rapper Kash Doll was in close attendance. Kash Doll shared an abundance Instagram stories documenting her whole evening with Kim, including a video the two them backstage as Kim prepares to go on stage followed by some clips Kash Doll rapping along to “Crush On You” as Kim performs. It looks like Kash Doll even joined Kim at one point, as she reposted a story the two them performing onstage together. After the show, Kim and Kash Doll shared some laughs with Kim’s entourage, which included Fat Joe, before heading to dinner where Kash Doll began freestyling at the table.
Once the evening started coming to a close, Kim and Kash Doll both proceeded to grab the cheque, which resulted in the two them fighting over who will cover the bill. Kash Doll shared some footage the whole ordeal, with a sweet message about Kim in the caption.
“Me and queen bee @lilkimthequeenbee fighting over the bill last night was a highlight my female rap career..! Like really last night was epic! I’m honored 🥰she’s the best! I had soooo much fun it was on the flo!” Kash Doll wrote. Kim returned the love several times on the post, including in her comment, “😻😻 My BABY!!!!! 💋💋❤️ITS ON DA FLO!!!! Fr 😂😂😂.” It’s unclear who ended up covering the bill, but regardless, it looks like these two ladies had a blast together. Things weren’t always so peachy keen between them, at least on Kash Doll’s part. In September, she revealed that she and Kim had ficially met at New York Fashion Week, in which they addressed some former resentments Kash Doll had toward Kim that Kim wasn’t even aware . All was resolved, and the two them appear to be super close now.
According to his latest update on his wife’s pregnancy, DJ Khaled is expecting to welcome his second child very soon. Khaled revealed in an Instagram video on Sunday that he and his “queen,” Nicole Tuck, are on “MAJOR BABY WATCH ALERT” after the doctors told him that baby #2 could be arriving within the next 24 hours.
After reminding us to always put good and great energy out into the world and say “bless up,” The “Father Asahd” informs his viewers that he’ll be the father another mini legend before we know it, since Asahd’s brother could be arriving as soon as tomorrow. However, he is leaving it up to fate. “It’s on God’s hands,” he reminds us. “And man, his hands is incredible.” Khaled also assures us that he’s planning to get a haircut before the anticipated birth. “I want my new son, baby #2, Asahd’s brother, to see his dad with the most freshest lineup ever.” Fair enough.
The witch is back. Netflix’s Chilling Adventures Sabrina took the popular 90s sitcom and morphed it into an entertaining thriller. Starring Kiernan Shipka as the teenage witch Sabrina, the third season the show is ready to make its debut. Netflix released a new trailer for the series, which gives fans a glimpse at life for the eponymous character.
In the trailer for the third season, Sabrina is plagued by the fact her boyfriend Nick sacrificed himself to the fiery depths hell in order to stop Lucifer himself. Sabrina and her friends decide that they need to save Nick, which involves a plan where Sabrina would become the queen hell. That sounds like a very horrific job title. Nick is currently possessed by Lucifer, which means a battle for the vacated throne hell will be underway. Hell is under new management, and Sabrina is ready to make create a clean slate after she attempts to defeat Caliban. New characters appear in the trailer in the form cult-like Midsommar looking hipsters and old friends make a brief appearance in the trailer as well. Netflix’s Chilling Adventures Sabrina season three is set to premiere on January 24.