T.I. Accused Of Snitching By 50 Cent’s Former Artist Spider Loc

Over the weekend, many us were celebrating the holidays with our families. Whether you do Passover, Easter, 4/20, or none the three, there’s a good chance you were chilling with your people this weekend. Spider Loc took it upon himself to speak on something that’s been eating at him for over a decade. The former G-Unit rapper was thinking back to 2008 and, specifically, the murder trial to find out who killed his best friend Philant Johnson. The rapper posted a series videos calling out T.I., who he says snitched during his testimony in the trial.

T.I. Accused Of Snitching By 50 Cent's Former Artist Spider Loc
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As reported by XXL, the former G-Unit affiliate reposted several clips from an interview that T.I. did about dry snitching and the murder Philant Johnson, saying that the Atlanta rapper has been vigilant in removing all traces his 2008 testimony. “ALL U HAVE TO DO IS UPLOAD YA ENTIRE TESTIMONY WHICH U HAVE AMAZINGLY ENOUGH BEEN QUITE SUCCESSFUL AT GETTING REMOVED FROM THE ENTIRE WORLD WIDE WEB,” he wrote in all caps. “N***A THE G CODE IS STFU DONT SAY SHIT WHILE U SAT ON THE STAND FOR AN HOUR DETAILING THE NIGHTS EVENTS FROM THE INCIDENT OF CONTENTION/VIOLENCE INSIDE THE VENUE ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE SECOND PASS U SAID THEY MADE SHOOTING AT U, ALL THE WHILE PROVIDING CORROBORATING TESTIMONY AGAINST THE SUSPECT ON BEHALF OF THE PROSECUTION IN A MURDER TRIAL, IN ORDER AS U JUST STATED TO SAVE YA FREEDOM AND FINANCES AND PLEASE YOUR FRIENDS MOTHER.”

He continues for several posts, speaking his mind and getting his whole point across. At this point, Tip has not yet responded to Spider Loc but he might want to start thinking about something because his entire image could be on the line because this.

Chris Brown Responds To Wendy Williams’ Jab: "U Live In Da Shade"

Whenever Wendy Williams hands out a compliment, it’s usually backhanded. She lives for the drama and she makes that extremely clear during her talk showsegments. Right now, she’s going through her own personal complications but she’s powering through by focusing on the hottest topics in the entertainment world, aside from her divorce. Last week, Chris Brownconfirmed that he would be heading on tour with Nicki Minaj this summer, bringing their new single “Wobble Up” on the road. Wendy was excited to inform her audience about the tour and as she wondered about the possibility a support act starting out the show, she threw some very subtle shade at both artists by saying they never actually show up on time. “They’re both notorious for showing up late so whoever shows up first opens the show],” remarked Wendy. Chris Brown replied by reposting the video and adding his own commentary, trying to look past the jab.

“OK WENDY,” he wrote with a heart emoji. “I DONT SHOW UP LATE THOUGH!! I DO HOWEVER SHOW DA FUCK OUT. APPRECIATE DA PUB. WHEN U BROKEN.. u live in da shade… JUST KNOW I SAW THE COMPLIMENT IN BETWEEN THE DEMONS. thanks boo.”

Chris’ response isn’t nearly as insult-tinged as 50 Cent’s would have been. It’s clear that Breezy is trying to embrace a more positive lifestyle approach, keeping himself out potentially ugly situations and acknowledging only the positives. 

#DXCLUSIVE: Marcel P. Black Condemns Donald Trump In "Hallelujah" Video

Marcel P. Black has revisited his Seven EP to provide some visuals for the standout track “Hallelujah.” The politically-charged video utilizes imagery from the infamous Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and denounces Donald Trump.

“I released ‘Hallelujah’ in the fall of 2017, and it quickly became a fan favorite due to its hard-hitting production and anti-Trump content,” Black tells DX. “I’ve had people all over the country from Oakland to Maine to Minnesota to Nebraska screaming ‘Fuck Donald Trump!’ at the top of their lungs.

“So last fall when I had the opportunity to route through Charlottesville, Virginia, where the Unite The Right rally a.k.a. Tiki Torch Race Riots were held in 2017, I jumped at the opportunity to shoot a video for this song there. The video was shot on location in Downtown Charlottesville by Alex C. Brown.”

Watch Black’s “Hallelujah” video above.

BTS Hits No. 1; Beyonce & Anderson .Paak Debut In Top 10 On Billbord 200

This week on the charts, K-Pop supergroup BTS has earned their third No. 1 album within less than one year. With Map  the Soul: Persona, BTS pushes 230,000 equivalent album units in their first week United States sales, with 196,000 accounting for pure album sales. 

It becomes the third album that BTS places at the top in just under 11 months with their Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Answer both topping the chart last June and September, respectively. The last artist to chart three No. 1s in a shorter amount  time was Future who did so in six months with DS2, What A Time To Be Alive and EVOL. BTS also makes history as the only group to grab three No. 1 albums in less than 11 months since The Beatles did so in 1995-96 with their Anthology trio albums.

Following behind BTS is singer Billie Eilish with 98,000 equivalent album sales for When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Khalid slips from No. 1 to No. 3 with Free Spirit earning 82,000 units in its second week.

At No. 4, Anderson .Paak made his first top 10 entry on the chart with Ventura raking in 55,000 units in its first week. Prior to that, the closest he’d gotten was a No. 11 peak with December’s Oxnard.

BTS Hits No. 1; Beyonce & Anderson .Paak Debut In Top 10 On Billbord 200

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At No. 5, Nipsey Hussle‘s Victory Lap still claims its place in the top 10 as fans, both new and old, continue to explore the late rapper’s catalog, logging 55,000 units. No. 6 is occupied by Ariana Grande‘s Thank U Next after the album grabbed 46,000 units. The next debut in the top 10 goes to Beyonce, whose surprise Homecoming: The Live Album earned 38,000 equivalent units with only two days tracking activity after dropping in the middle the tracking week (which runs from Friday to Thursday) on Wednesday (April 17th) without warning. The album is a supplement to Bey’s Netflix Homecoming special and becomes Beyonce’s eighth top 10 effort as a solo artist.

The remainder the short list is occupied by Juice WRLD’s Death Race For Love at No. 8 with 34,000 units, Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys at No. 9 with 29,000 units and is completed with A Boogie wit Da hoodie’s Hoodie SZN at with 29,000 units. 

The Game’s Idea On Oppression: "We Would Cripple America If We Moved Back To Africa"

The Game is using his public platform in a very overt manner, in light  Nipsey Hussle’s passing and issues it touches on politically. Just yesterday, the Compton-born rapper went on Instagram lauding the essential role Black Americans play in creating the cultural capitals the rest the country benefits over. “We would cripple AMERICA if we moved back to AFRICA,” The Game posted on his storyboard, in accordance with the Black Nationalist movement taken up by Marcus Garvey in the early 20th Century.

The Game's Idea On Oppression: "We Would Cripple America If We Moved Back To Africa"

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He’s absolutely right, much America’s st power is derived from the works Black artists, especially now that Hip-Hop is viewed the world over as the “Be-all And End-all” cultural consumption. For starter’s, the idea rooted in political and economic policies he might be articulate enough to pronounce within Instagram’s minimal character limit. 

Much The Game’s denunciation system oppression is based around his upbringing in a tumultuous Los Angeles, marked by years antagonization, race riots, and a complete distrust in the corruptible powers the law. The 39-year old rapper was in fact, the individual who uploaded the disturbing audio clip in which two alleged ficers talk speak ill  Nipsey Hussle‘s parents during the Celebration Life proceedings. What do you make The Game’s “Back to Africa” pressure tactic, hit us with your thoughts?

Smokepurpp Shows Off His "Insane Jewelry Collection," Drops $100K On Jesus Head

We’ve been posting about a lot rapper’s who pay a visit to GQ’s Insane Jewelry Collection series but never has an artist invited their jeweler to the set to buy new pieces. That’s all changed for the latest episode when Smokepurpp not only shows f his $275,000 collection shiny pieces but also invites his jeweler Johnny Anne Anne & Co to purchase even more luxurious accessories. 

Smokepurpp Shows Off His "Insane Jewelry Collection," Drops $100K On Jesus Head
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Before things get started, the “Do Not Disturb” rapper detailed how he’s lost jewelry before…as in he put it in his safe and he can’t remember the code. His biggest show-f is his Cuban link on his neck (as seen in the cover photo) that runs for $125,000-130,000 USD. When Johnny makes his way on set, the rapper purchases another chain, ring, and bracelet. 

As for the piece that really caught Smoke’s attention, it’s none other than another Cuban link with one side boasting white diamonds and the other side with yellow diamonds. The pendant that hangs on the chain is a custom Jesus head and Smoke drops a cool $100,000 for the “solid” accessory.

Watch the full episode below. 

Joaquin Phoenix Reveals Where He Draws The Line In Jesus Portrayal

Joaquin Phoenix is in the midst a creative renaissance. Not long after turning in an exceptional, introverted performance in You Were Never Really Here, Phoenix has lined up two major portrayals, though decidedly differing in moral alignment. While his turn as Joker is among the year’s most anticipated, he’ll soon be kicking things f by playing Jesus in the upcoming movie Mary Magdalene. Starring alongside Rooney Mara as the titular character, the film was originally slated for a 2017 release, only to be delayed due to its affiliation with the disgraced Weinstein Company. 

On Friday, Joaquin previously spoke about some the things he would simply not do, during his tenure as Jesus Christ. For the most part, he was open to many the challenges, save for one particular miracle: the healing a blind man (it’s a woman in the film), drawn from the Gospel John. “I knew about that scene from the Bible, but I guess I had never really considered it,” Joaquin tells CNN. “When I got there, I thought: I’m not going to rub dirt in her eyes. Who the fu*k would do that? It doesn’t make any sense. That is a horrible introduction to seeing.”

Instead, Joaquin opted to lick his finger, and go for the mud-free approach – a decision that left him satisfied. “It freed me up, in some ways, to discover what is truthful in the moment,” he explained. “That moment is not so much about a real miracle. It’s about someone who has been dismissed by society finally being seen, embraced and encouraged to join the broader community. To me, that is a miracle. There’s something proundly beautiful about that sentiment.”

Mary Magdalene arrives in theatres on Good Friday. Have you any interest in watching the biblical cinematic genre?

Snoop Dogg Stars In Trailer For Netflix’s New Weed Doc "Grass Is Greener"

If you think the biggest stoners in the rap game, Snoop Dogg has to be at the front your list. Wiz Khalifa also makes an appearance in the top 5 with a bunch other OG’s rounding out the group. You rarely see Snoop without a joint in his hand. During shooting for Beach Bum, he actually switched out the fake weed that he was provided on set for the real deal, smoking out Matthew McConaughey in the process. It only makes sense for the Doggfather to be starring in a brand new documentary about marijuana so Netflix brought him along to speak about the plant in an original doc called Grass Is Greener.

Snoop Dogg Stars In Trailer For Netflix's New Weed Doc "Grass Is Greener"
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The trailer has just been released today for the documentary, which will appropriately be premiering on 4/20. Marijuana advocate Fab 5 Freddy goes on a journey to explore the stigma surrounding the recreational use pot and, in doing so, he called on Snoop Dogg to chat about his experiences with the drug. 

Snoop says that his “mission” was to get “everybody hooked on chronic.” While that wouldn’t be entirely admirable without some context, Snoop was doing so only because the generation before him was so obsessed with heroin and PCP, you know, drugs that could actually kill you. When you think it that way, his mission isn’t so bad. 

By way artists like Snoop Dogg, B-Real, Damian Marley, and others, the doc is set to explore how marijuana has always been associated with race. Specifically, it has historically been linked to the black and Latino communities. Will you be watching this on 4/20?

Rihanna Enters The Skin Care Racket After Trademarking "Fenty Skin"

Rihanna is one step closer to etching her name on every stone in the beautification industry. As Childish Gambino was busy premiering their co-feature Guava Island, Rihanna was f the races figuring out the details for the “Fenty Skin” trademark she filed on March 25th.

I shouldn’t be astonished that there’s a distinction to be made between “Beauty” and “Skin” especially when it concerns something as esoteric (to me) as a skincare routine. There’s no denying it, Rihanna’s branding strategy has been flawless, with regards to all her Fenty lines. The fine print her latest trademark patent is pretty hard to muck up, even for a mere hooplehead.

Rihanna Enters The Skin Care Racket After Trademarking "Fenty Skin"

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She delineates the products mock-up strategy as that a  “medicated and non-medicated skin care, soap, body care, and personal care products (excluding color cosmetics, perfume, and other fragrance-only products), and related accessories such as kits, tools, and applicators.” Literally what it says verbatim.

Aside from the expansion her Fenty project, Rihanna figures to be holding f on a finished album, devilishly so. She contracted rising singer Melii as the face her latest Fenty bronzer campaign, an endeavor the newcomer spoke as if it were her BIG BREAK.

To be honest, it doesn’t what Rihanna does at this point: her brand is well well established, and her global outreach damn near ubiquitous. Upon learning the “Fenty Skin” acquisition, my colleague told me, “well looks like my routine is about to change.” If you’re still in doubt over Rihanna’s claim to longevity, consider this: “Fenty” was literally crowned the “invention the year” by TIME magazine in 2017.

R. Kelly’s Bank Account Hits Negative Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations

Chicago, IL – One of R. Kelly‘s bank accounts has been left in the red after $150,000 was seized from his Wintrust Bank account, according to court documents obtained by The Blast.

The Wintrust Bank alerted the disgraced R&B superstar’s former landlord to the fact that Kelly had a negative $13 balance.

The 52-year-old artist, who could face up to 70 years in prison for sexual abuse charges, has two other accounts with Bank of America. One reportedly held $44,595.58 and the other contained $110,056.64, totaling $154,527.22.

However, most of it was seized to satisfy the debt owed to his former landlord, leaving Kelly with $625.

The multi-platinum selling artist, who currently resides at the Trump International Hotel in Chicago, owes his former landlord a total of $173,000. The landlord served subpoenas to Kelly’s banks as well as Sony Music and ASCAP.

ASCAP claims they don’t owe Kelly any money, so his former landlord is seeking $50,000 from Sony.

During Kelly’s dramatic interview with CBS This Morning’s Gayle King, he said he had $350,000 in his bank account at the time.

Cardi B On Baby Kulture: "Slice of Heaven"

In her most recent interview with E! Online,Cardi B graced the red carpet at the Swisher Sweets Awards where she was to be presented with the Spark Award and briefly opened up about being a mother and the joys motherhood with he daughter Kulture. The 26-year-old touched on the challenges balancing motherhood and the demanding schedule a star her caliber.

She reiterated the same sentiments she revealed at this year’s BeautyCon, telling the outlet, “When I was pregnant, I always used to say, ‘Oh, I’m just gonna have my baby with me all day, and I’m going to get a nanny.’ And then, you know, once your baby gets here, you’re scared to get a nanny because you don’t want anybody around them. You cannot just travel with your baby all the time.”

She also went on to speak on Kulture directly, voicing her happiness with being a new mom and her anticipation for her very first Mother’s Day.

“Kulture] is so fun, she is cool, like, I love her,” Cardi said. “She just makes the gloomiest days like sunshine. I love it. It’s is slice heaven—a sanctuary, my baby. I love her.”

On the topic Mother’s Day, she adds: “I am getting gifts. Hopefully, I get a cute gift for Mother’s Day. I’m a good mom. I’m good at a lot things. The best job is a mom. I’m really good at being a mom.”

It’s certainly been a busy schedule for Cardi who would soon make her way over from West Hollywood to Indio, California to make a surprise appearance during DJ Snake‘s set for a performance their collaborative “Taki Taki” track along with Ozuna and Selena Gomez.

#SayHerName: Nia Wilson’s Family Sues BART For Wrongful Death For Teen’s Murder

As Nia Wilson and her sisters Letifah and Tashiya were exiting a San Francisco train station, none the women could have thought that within minutes, Nia would be murdered. A transient named John Lee Cowell executed a surprise attack on the three sisters, slashing Nia in the neck while also stabbing Letifah in the neck. The latter survived, but Nia bled to death on the station’s platform.

Cowell fled the scene and soon, a manhunt was underway to find him. “#BART manages to catch riders who haven’t paid ticket fair, young graffiti artists, you can catch a murderer. Give her family some peace and get a murderous white supremacist f Oakland streets,” Kehlani tweeted at the time. The “#SayHerName” hashtag was birthed, and celebrities joined in to raise awareness about Nia’s brutal murder. “#SayHerName: A powerful tribute to our beloved Sister Nia Wilson,” rapper Common wrote. “NIA WILSON//SAY HER NAME. Our bodies and our humanity deserve safety and joy,” said Tracee Ellis Ross.

The year anniversary Nia’s death will be upon us o July 22, and her family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the BART transit agency accusing them having inadequate security measures to protect travelers. According to documents, Cowell repeatedly evaded paying ticket fares and the Wilson family believes that had the station had appropriate staffing, Cowell would have never gained access the day he murdered Nia.

“Plaintiffs contend that had BART taken adequate measures to prevent fare evaders from entering BART’s stations, platforms or trains, Nia Wilson would not have died,” the suit says. The family is seeking monetary damages and is asking a judge to demand that BART implement systemwide safety measures.

“This lawsuit is part Nia Wilson’s family’s commitment to hold BART accountable for cleaning up its system,” family attorneys Robert Arns and Jonathan Davis said in a statement. “No one else should have to suffer because BART’s failure to protect its riders.”

Apple Faces Backlash From Congress For Apple Music in China Purge

Following the removal of pro-Democracy songs in China, Apple is facing a backlash led by Republican politicians. Apple Music in China removed several Hong Kong singers from its platform.

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke to The Verge about Apple’s decision to be complicit in the Chinese government’s attempts at censorship.

“It’s disgraceful to see one of America’s most innovative, influential tech companies support the Communist Chinese government’s aggressive censorship efforts within China as we near the Tiananmen Square Massacre’s 30th anniversary.”

Rubio says Apple has turned a blind eye to egregious human rights violations in exchange for access to the Chinese market. Jacky Cheung’s song with lyrics referencing the Tiananmen Square massacre was .

Representative Cathy McMorris Rodger (R-WA) joined in the admonishment of Apple yesterday. She said the company needs to “be a stronger voice for freedom around the globe.”

Oregon Representative Greg Walden chimed in, adding,

“We need to ask serious questions to ensure human rights are being protected. If these reports are true, Apple owes the public an explanation.”

Every year around June 4th, the Chinese government goes into overdrive to censor mentions of the protest.  Apple has obliged the government by censoring emojis, removing VPN apps, and now censoring songs on Apple Music.

Several outspoken pro-democracy activists have had their music removed from Chinese streaming services. These songs still remain available on Taiwanese, Hong Kong, and US versions of Apple Music.

Apple is working to expand its retail operations in China, which means the company has to align itself with China’s government. Last year Apple moved its Chinese customer data to a local firm in southern China. The firm has very close ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

Human rights watchdogs called Apple a sell-out for that move.  This shift essentially gives the Chinese government access to all Chinese user data.

Apple Faces Backlash From Congress For Apple Music in China Purge

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Jon Gruden Told Raiders GM Not To "Mess It Up" At The Draft

Jon Gruden is a polarizing person, to say the least. The Oakland Raiders head coach has some pretty interesting methods and at times, he has been heavily criticized for the way he runs his team. Those criticisms were on full display earlier this season when he traded away star players like Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper.

Heading into the draft, newly appointed Raiders general manager Mike Mayock told reporters that Gruden is making sure he does a good job in the draft, especially considering most the picks are thanks to Gruden’s trades.

“‘Don’t mess it up, dude,'” Gruden told Mayock  ESPN. “‘I took a lot slings to get you three first-round picks.'”

Jon Gruden Told Raiders GM Not To "Mess It Up" At The Draft

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The Raiders will have four picks within the first 35 draft slots. This means there will be a ton pressure on the Raiders to get some big-time players. Mayock says he is ready for the challenge and understands what it takes to draft well.

“I’m a son a coach and I know how coaches think, and coaches think need,” Mayock said. “And we’re a coach-driven building, our coaches are highly involved. That’s good. I embrace that. The flip side is, you can’t reach. You’ve got to use some common sense. And that’s what I preach.”

The Raiders finished last season with a record 4-12 so they’ll be looking to have a turnaround campaign in 2019.

Kim Kardashian West Admits To Snooping Through O.J. Simpson Evidence Files As A Teen

Reality star Kim Kardashian West has been making headlines for her work in criminal justice reform, and she announced in a recent interview with Vogue that she planned on becoming a lawyer. She has her sights on taking the bar exam in 2022, but for the Kardashian-Jenner family, Kim’s attorney aspirations aren’t anything new.

Sister Kourtney says, “It’s because she seems to have all the answers or something. Like she just kind knows.” She continued, “Khloé and I can be a little argumentative with my mom but Kim knows what she needs to say so that my mother can hear it and she can get her point across.”

Kim shared that her love for the law could be traced back to when she was a teenager while her father, the late Robert Kardashian Sr., would work on his cases. Probably the most infamous case linked to the attorney is the 1990s O.J. Simpson trial where the NFL star was accused murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. Kardashian was a member the team that defended Simpson, but the two men were also longtime friends. Kim revealed that during that time she would sneak around her father’s study to examine the evidence stacked against Simpson.

Kim Kardashian West Admits To Snooping Through O.J. Simpson Evidence Files As A Teen
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“On the weekends they used our home as an fice, with Johnnie Cochran and Bob Shapiro,” Kim says. “My dad had a library, and when you pushed on this wall there was this whole hidden closet room, with all his O.J. evidence books. On weekends I would always snoop and look through. I was really nosy about the forensics.”

Unfortunately, Vogue didn’t follow up the revelation with, “Well…what did you see?” It wouldn’t really make much a difference, anyway, considering Simpson was found not guilty both crimes in 1995.