2 Chainz Says ‘ColleGrove 2’ with Lil Wayne Is Dropping This Year

Collegrove 2 is coming.

2 Chainz confirmed that a sequel to his 2016 collaborative album with Lil Wayne will arrive this year. During an Instagram Live stream with fans on Thursday, the Atlanta rapper made the big announcement.

“I’m also dropping ColleGrove 2 this year,” he told his followers. Young Money president Mack Maine retweeted the video and captioned it with the eyes emoji.

A sequel to ColleGrove has been teased for years. Back in April 2016, Tity Boi said “there’s plenty” more music on the way, while Lil Wayne said it was “already done.” In 2018, 2 Chainz once again hinted at a second installment. “ME AND MY BROTHA GOTTA ANOTHER 1 ON THE WAY,” he wrote.

ColleGrove debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 upon its release in March 2016. It was originally billed as a collaborative project between 2 Chainz and Wayne, but 2 Chainz was credited as the primary artist due to Weezy’s label issues at the time.

Meanwhile, 2 Chainz says he has more “secret surprises” in store for fans this year. Last month, he released his DJ Spinz-produced single “NO TV” as well as No Face No Case, the debut compilation from his T.R.U. collective.

French Montana Sued for Sexual Battery

French Montana is being accused of ual battery.

A woman alleges that she was drugged and raped at the rapper’s home. According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, the victim, who refers to herself as Jane Doe, is also suing Montana’s employee, Mansour Bennouna, and Coke Boy Records for assault and battery, ual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent hiring, supervision and retention and negligence.

In the suit, Doe alleges that the men “had a longstanding practice of inviting women to their recording sessions, or choosing women at bars, and inviting them back to the Hidden Hills house.” She claims they would supply the women with “excessive amounts” of alcohol and drugs, “with the purpose of engaging in ual acts with them, without any regard to whether or not they consented, or were able to consent.”

The woman says that on March 28, 2018, Bennouna “ually assaulted, ually harassed, and raped” her, the same day Montana “ually assaulted, ually harassed” her. Earlier in the day, Montana allegedly invited her to the studio before inviting her back to his home with Bennouna. While at his house, Doe was invited to take a shot of alcohol. She remembers blacking out and “several men coming in and out of the bedroom.” She believes French was among those who ually assaulted her.

Doe says she went to the hospital and had a rape kit administered, which showed the presence of semen. She also reported the alleged rape to the police.

She is now seeking damages for “extreme emotional distress, anxiety, flashbacks and depression.” She says that the alleged assault has put a hold on her career as a model and actress.

Scarface Reveals Coronavirus Diagnosis

Scarface is the latest rapper to test positive for coronavirus.

The Houston rap legend revealed on Wednesday evening that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19. During an interview with his Geto Boys bandmate Willie D., Scarface explained that it started out with an “itch in his throat” before he experienced a fever. Things quickly escalated and he was taken to the emergency room and put on antibiotics.

“It started off with pneumonia in both of my lungs and three or four days later my kidneys failed,” said the 49-year-old rapper.

He has also experienced vomiting and shortness of breath and has been quarantined. “This whole three weeks has been an ordeal. It’s the craziest shit I’ve ever done and seen in my life,” he said. “I’ve been to the point where I felt I was gonna die, bro.”

He had been quarantined in his house prior to the diagnosis. “I haven’t been nowhere. I’ve been in my house,” he said.

Scarface also shut down conspiracy theories that celebrities are being paid to say they have the virus. “People are thinking that shit is a game. You don’t want to play with this,” he warned.

Earlier this week, another Houston rapper, Slim Thug, revealed that he had coronavirus. He hasn’t experienced as serious symptoms as Scarface, but cautioned others to stay safe. “I feel like I’m good, but y’all better take it serious. It’s real out here,” he said.

Other celebrities have also been diagnosed with COVID-19 including Idris Elba, Tom Hanks, and Prince Charles.

Lil Yachty Pays Fan To Eat A Condom On Instagram Live

It’s really come to this. Lil Yachty is so bored that he’s out here sending money to complete strangers for entertaining him on Instagram Live by doing weird shit. 

The Atlanta rapper was live-streaming last night when he decided to pass the time with his fans, asking them to participate in a “talent show.” Those who could perform the strangest stunts would be rewarded with a payout on their Cash App. Lil Yachty did not disappoint, bringing a few the oddest individuals onto his channel and showcasing them at their most bizarre.

The “Oprah’s Bank Account” star started f by giving $200 to a fan so he could shave his eyebrows f on camera. Then, he paid people to eat condoms and deodorant. For real… that’s a legitimate thing that happened on the stream. He also had people out here willingly consuming dog food. Delightful.

After last night, Lil Yachty’s boredom has almost certainly been alleted. The 22-year-old recording artist had a look awe on his face for much the night, surprised that people would actually go through with his dares. Sure, he had to part with some his fortune but you only get to watch someone shave f their eyebrows once before it’s ingrained in your memory forever. Worth it? 

Casanova Ignores Coronavirus Social Distancing & Gets Slammed

One Brooklyn’s resident speakers, Casanova, is under fire for his recent actions. As the world changes before our very eyes, it is difficult for some us to give up our old ways being. We don’t know how long this coronavirus outbreak will last but, in order to flatten the curve, we must be vigilant in our everyday actions. That means washing our hands, staying indoors, and practicing social distancing. Rapper Casanova is very stubborn and decided to be a trouble-maker this weekend, shooting a video outside where he was clearly in the presence friends and fans. His antics earned some harsh backlash online, which led the star to issue a statement.

“About four thousand to cut this grass,” said Big Casanova while standing on the porch his home in a video response. “As long as this grass needs cutting, as long as I got to pay child support, as long as I got to pay lawyer fees, I’m the fuck outside. I’m not violating corona. … I’m working. I’m busy.”

All our lives have been affected by this global pandemic and, to be honest, it’s pretty selfish to continue going about his daily regimen knowing full well that his actions are putting the lives others at risk. Even though he is not likely to die from COVID-19, he could unknowingly pass it on to somebody who is immunosuppressed or at high risk by continuing to live as though we are not in an unprecedented health crisis. 

Do you think Casanova is in the wrong?

Eminem Tells Mike Tyson He "Would Not Have Made It Without" Proof

He’s one the most celebrated rappers in the world who releases one No. 1 album after another, but when he came face-to-face with Mike Tyson, Eminem turned into a stan. “I’m such a f*ckin’ huge fan,” Eminem told the boxing legend during his episode  Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson. “I can’t even like… I feel like a kid right now! This is crazy.” 

“For me, rap is like a 24-7 job, and it takes a lot dedication to stay sharp with the pen,” Eminem said. “It’s a different kind discipline to fight]. And the balls to get in the ring and fight in the first place.” The rapper sat eagerly through most the conversation, soaking up the words Tyson shared with him about his boxing history, insecurities, and survival mindset.

There are many gems in the dialogue, including Eminem relaying the story being discovered and what it was like growing up in Detroit. The rapper talked about learning how to fight because his ongoing physical altercations as a youth, also admitting that he has an eighth-grade education. While they discussed having people in your circle that boost your confidence in this crazy world, Eminem shared “that’s how Pro was to me.”

“He was a Godsend to me because I know that I would not have made it without knowing him,” Eminem said. Pro was a childhood friend Em’s who was murdered back in 2006. Eminem said Pro “co-signed” for him everywhere he went. “His name meant something because people respected him.” Watch the full episode  Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson below.

Freddie Gibbs Says Instagram Banned Him: "End Of An Era"

With all the craziness going on in the world right now given the coronavirus pandemic, we only have but a few things to keep us occupied at the moment during this quarantine period. One those things just so happens to be the Instagram account  rapper Freddie Gibbs, and now it looks like even that minor joy has been taken away from us.

“They just banned me on Instagram,” Gibbs wrote on Twitter not too long ago, summing up everyone’s disappointment by adding, “End an era.” There was no reason given to why he got the axe from IG, but if you’ve ever viewed one his outrageously-wild IG Stories then it might make a little more sense as to why he got the ban. After retweeting some the funniest reactions, he followed up by writing another tweet that read, “U know it’s fucked up when Instagram call u and tell u that u banned.” Let’s just hope this is for play-play, because we could really use the comedic prowess Gibbs on the ‘Gram right about now.

See some the funniest reactions to Freddie Gibbs getting banned from Instagram below, including his vow to jump on Snapchat in the meantime:

 

Freddie Gibbs Says Instagram Banned Him: "End Of An Era"
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Rick Ross Clears 7-Figure Debt With IRS: Report

Rick Ross has settled the score with the IRS who were chasing him down over a million and a half in back taxes. According to The Blast, Rick Ross has coughed up $1,548,401.58 in back taxes stemming from a Federal Tax lien issued in Dec. 2018. The IRS released the tax lien on Feb. 24th after the rapper finally settled the debt.

The total amount owed was based on two separate debts from 2014 and 2016. The rapper was owing $254,341 for 2014 and $1,294,059.88 for 2016. Thankfully, his assets and property won’t be touched by the IRS anymore after he paid f the bill in its entirety which should be a sigh relief for him, given the current climate the economy right now. 

Rick Ross has a history owing money in back taxes. In October 2018, for example, the IRS accused him owing $1,147,141.77 in taxes between 2013 and 2014. Prior to that, he was hit with a Federal Tax Lien for $4.6M in taxes. 

Clearly, things are still working in Rick Ross favor these days. Even after coughing up over a million and a half dollars in back taxes, he’s still flexing some big boy vehicles. Earlier today, the rapper hit the ‘Gram to flaunt his brand new 2020 Maybach 650 which runs for over $200K.

Rozay clearly isn’t hurting for cash these days. 

Rick Ross Flexes Sleek New Maybach

Not everything on your feed has to deal with the coronavirus. There’s a general lack flexing on the ‘gram right now because… well… we ain’t really going outside. However, Rick Ross has us all covered though because he’s still very rich and he’s still very much interested in portraying that to the world.

As we all practice another day social distancing through self-quarantine, Rick Ross decided to brighten our spirits by maintaining his hustler’s mentality, spending racks on another new whip. At this point, we don’t really even want to know how many times the Bawse has purchased a new Maybach for himself. He named his own label imprint after the car brand, so his love for the sophisticated whip is clear. Even in the midst a global pandemic, he’s still riding around in the hottest wheels.

Rick Ross Flexes Sleek New Maybach
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“My New 2020 Maybach 650 juss landed,” wrote the rapper on his Instagram page, shouting out his car plug.

This week, Rick Ross celebrated his daughter’s eighteenth birthday, wishing her the best in a public message. Since we’re all basically confined to our spaces for the foreseeable future, we’re not sure where Rozay plans on stunting in the new whip but, for now, his driveway is enough a flex.

Katy Perry Gets $2.8 Million Copyright Judgment Tossed Out

It’s been good news all around for Katy Perry lately, Not only has the 13x Grammy-nominated singer recently announced that she’s expecting her first child with fiancé Orlando Bloom, but she just scored a legal victory. Last summer, Christian rapper Flame, real name Marcus Gray, sued Perry and her collaborators. He accused them stealing parts his beat from his single “Joyful Noise” in order to make her smash hit track “Dark Horse” featuring Juicy J. A jury agreed and ordered Perry, Capitol Records, and the “Dark Horse” production team to pay a $2.8 million judgment.

Katy Perry Gets $2.8 Million Copyright Judgment Tossed Out
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Perry’s legal team immediately filed an appeal and wanted the copyright infringement judgment overturned, and it looks like they took home a win. On Tuesday (March 17), Page Six reported that a judge reviewed the evidence that was presented during the July 2019 trial and decided that “Gray failed the ‘extrinsic test,’ which, per the Hollywood Reporter, ‘requires that a copyright plaintiff identify concrete elements based on objective criteria that the works are similar.'”

It seems Marcus Gray won’t be receiving the millions he’d hoped for. The judgment was much less than he’d originally desired, considering he wanted Katy Perry, Capitol Records, and the producers to fork over $20 million. Check out the tracks below and let us know if you think Katy is in the clear on this one.

Blocboy JB Jumps Off Balcony Into Pool In Near Death-Defying Stunt: Watch

BlocBoy JB is lucky to be alive right now after he avoided a near disastrous fall this past weekend. The “Look Alive” rapper took to his Instagram page on Monday to share a clip him jumping into his pool from his home’s second-floor balcony, but he was mere inches away from disaster.

Running from inside the second store bedroom, Blocboy JB can be seen jumping over the railing and into the pool, but not before his foot grazed the side pavement. The Memphis rapper must’ve miss-judged the length the jump or his ability, because if he jumped any shorter things would’ve been horrible.

Blocboy JB Jumps Off Balcony Into Pool In Near Death-Defying Stunt: Watch

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In fact, you can hear one his buddies, who’s recording the clip, say BlocBoy almost killed himself, which is possibly a slight exaggeration since it was only two-stories high, but it definitely would’ve ended up bad.

Check out the lucky, and miss-timed jump (below) and let us know what you think.

This isn’t first time that the Memphis rapper has done a dangerous stunt however. Just last month, he shared a cringe-worthy backflip attempt in which he tries to pull f the insane stunt but comes up a tad short. Check that out (below) while you’re it.

Lil Wayne Recorded 53 Songs In One Night

It’s an undisputed fact that Lil Wayne is one the greatest rappers alive, outworking the majority artists for decades. His mixtape run was indescribable and his albums have only cemented him as an obvious choice for the greatest all time, battling other accomplished minds like Jay-Z, Tupac, and more. At the rate Wayne is moving, he’s still living inside the studio, recording countless records on a yearly basis. We can’t imagine how many songs he created during the lead-up to Funeral but, if you want an idea, just listen to what he’s got to say during a recent interview with MTV and Fresh Out

When reporter Jamila Mustafa asked the rapper about his vault, which she said contained over eighty songs, Lil Wayne gave her a perplexed look before asserting that the numbers were all wrong.

Lil Wayne Recorded 53 Songs In One Night
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“She said eighty songs in your vault… she said two-hundred,” laughed Lil Tunechi before explaining that, solely in his last studio session, he walked away with an astronomical number hits. “I’ll put it like this. When you leave the studio and you ask, ‘can I get what I did tonight?,’ it comes back as files. My last files was 53. I did 53 songs that night.”

Clearly a workaholic, the Young Money businessman also explained that he originally wanted to get Nicki Minaj on The Masked Singer before appearing himself, also claiming that he wants to get some work done with Lizzo. Watch below.

6ix9ine Gets Prison Release Date

6ix9ine is coming home this summer.

According to the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator, the embattled rapper will be released from prison on Aug. 2, 2020. His lawyer Lance Lazzaro confirmed the date to Complex.

Tekashi was sentenced back in December 2019. He was originally facing 47 years to life on racketeering and firearm charges, which was reduced to two years. Tekashi cooperated with federal prosecutors by testifying against members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. His snitching led to the conviction of his former gang affiliates, Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack.

He has already served 16 months, which will count toward his sentence. Upon his release, he will be on supervised release for five years, and will have to complete 300 hours of community service and pay a $35,000 fine.

In January, 6ix9ine requested to serve his 24 months under home confinement out of fear for his safety. A federal judge denied the motion.

KITH Unveils Notorious B.I.G. Capsule

Just a short time after Supreme unveiled a new collection featuring Tupac Shakur’s hologram, KITH has rolled out its capsule collection featuring The Notorious B.I.G.

Coinciding with the 23rd anniversary the assassination the late legend, the capsule arrives on Monday (March 9th) to honor Biggie. Ronnie Fieg unveiled the collection Instagram, showing f a roster shirts and hoodies featuring Biggie’s Ready To Die artwork along with portrait shots the rapper across the chest some pieces.

In addition, he gave special look at exclusive pieces reserved for friends and family The Notorious B.I.G. and KITH that feature the full lyrics both Ready To Die and Life After Death as design schemes.

The new collection arrives as the latest in the brand’s string collaborations. Relatedly, KITH teamed up with Def Jam in September last year to unleash a capsule collection celebrating the label’s 35th anniversary. Since then, the brand has also teamed up with Disney to design yet another Converse shoe, following up on the Coca-Cola collaboration that dropped in August.

KITH x The Notorious B.I.G. capsule collection will be available both online and in-stores.

Killer Mike Likens Bernie Sanders To Martin Luther King Jr. & Gets Slammed Online

Killer Mike has been advocating for Bernie Sanders for years now. The rapper is intelligent and well-spoken, but sometimes his statements miss the mark. That’s what happened this past weekend when Killer Mike compared the struggles Martin Luther King Jr. to those Democratic presidential nominee hopeful Bernie Sanders. The entire debacle started when Killer Mike responded to a tweet by author and Hillary Clinton supporter Zachary Wood. Wood himself was responding to a tweet by Bernie where Mr. Sanders asked the youth to get out and vote. “There’s just something about you, @BernieSanders, that pisses me f,” Wood wrote.

Once he saw Wood’s response, Killer Mike hit back with a screenshot an article titled, “Even Though He Is Revered Today, MLK Was Widely Disliked by the American Public When He Was Killed.” Essentially, the rapper was comparing hatred for Sanders to the anger and animosity that MLK faced while he was alive. Mike continued on to write, “Your tweet better help. Me understand I’m on the correct side history. Thank U.” Killer Mike’s response received many confused and angry replies. 

Killer Mike responded in kind, claiming that he has been taught by those that worked with MLK, so his opinion rules supreme.