Damian Lillard Receives Warning For Flopping, Issues Response On Twitter

The NBA has issued a warning to Portland Trail Blazers All Star Damian Lillard for violating the league’s anti-flopping rule on April 7 during a game against the Denver Nuggets.

On the play in question, Lillard fell to the floor after being touched by Denver’s Mason Plumlee on a three-point attempt. Plumlee was whistled for a foul, but the league has since determined it was a flop.

In response to the warning, Lillard posted the following on twitter: “When they don’t call shit for the whole game u gotta sell it … and there was contact oh well.”

Lillard and the Blazers are currently sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference with two games remaining in the regular season.

The Blazers (51-29) will take on the Lakers at Staples Center on Tuesday night, followed by the regular season finale, at home, against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.

As the playf seeding stands now, Portland will host the Utah Jazz in the first-round the playfs, but there’s still plenty to be decided in the next two nights.

"Green Book" Experiences Huge Post-Oscar Win Surge

Following its unprecedented win for Best Picture at this 12 months’s Academy Awards, Green Book has been having fun with the fruit most Oscar-winning outings post-ceremony with the movie seeing a gross $four.7 million over the weekend, making it the largest post-Oscar increase for a winner within the Best Picture class in eight years.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the final time such success was beat was when The King’s Speech earned $6.2 million over the weekend that adopted its Best Picture win. Last 12 months it was The Shape Water that earned the excellence, however that movie solely drew $2.three million afterward. Overseas, Green Book additionally made main good points, including $31.9 million to its tally.

"Green Book" Experiences Huge Post-Oscar Win Surge

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Such a lift in curiosity can, partially, be attributed to the blended responses the movie acquired after its win. Most criticisms for the movie cite the truth that it delivers on a one-sided account the principal position Dr. Donald Shirley. The movie solicited no enter from Shirley’s household and has been dubbed a “symphony lies” by those that had been near the late pianist and composer.

Directed by Peter Farrelly, the movie notably stars Mahershala Ali, who additionally took dwelling the prize for Best Supporting Actor on the Oscars, a prize he additionally acquired for his work in Moonlight, which (in)famously received the Best Picture title that very same 12 months.

Tinashe Calls Public's Response To R. Kelly Scandal "Beyond Annoying"

Conversations stemming from Surviving R. Kelly proceed to unfold and plenty of public figures are being requested to talk on the difficulty. Tinashe not too long ago fered her opinion, describing the sequence as “tragic, sickening, disgusting… arduous to observe.” The singer lowered her insights to the size time it took for these allegations to achieve the general public’s concern: “It’s annoying…past annoying, infuriating that it could take this lengthy for individuals to get upset about it as a result of, to me, it looks like we have form identified about these information for fairly some time.”

Her brief assertion addresses her notion sexual misconduct being a prevalent difficulty “behind the scenes in numerous industries” past the scandal the general public is at the moment specializing in. “It’s necessary that we maintain holding individuals accountable,” she added. Fantasia additionally spoke on the difficulty. “I am a mother and I’ve had the prospect to work with him,” she stated. “I am praying for him and I am hoping that some issues change.”

While these feminine artists remained well mannered when prompted to touch upon their collaborator, Smokey Robin’s response was blunter.”Maybe to most people, that is simply changing into information. People within the enterprise have identified about this for a very long time…Shame on you, R. Kelly,” he stated. “I imply, God gave you all that expertise, nice present like that, and also you exploit youngsters with it? Shame on you.”

Toure Neblett's "Edgy Banter" Text Messages With Accuser Surface Online

Touré Neblett’s participation in Surviving R. Kelly backfired. While the dialogue that adopted the documentary sequence’ finale could have been centered on R. Kelly, the subject rape tradition has roped in different people, together with Neblett. A former colleague his has come ahead with accusations sexual harassment. He has since issued a assertion in response to her claims.

“On the present, our staff, together with myself, engaged in edgy, crass banter, that on the time I didn’t suppose was fensive for our tight-knit group. I’m sorry for my language and for making her really feel uncomfortable in any approach. As a lead on the present, I ought to have shunned this habits. I’ve discovered and grown from this expertise,” Touré stated.

This assertion comes after screenshots a 2017 texting interplay Touré had with the accused, wherein he apologized.

“Look I’ve discovered quite a bit watching this occur. The approach I teased you is not humorous to me. I had no thought how rampant it’s and the way a lot it will get in a working girl’s approach and the way I’ve contributing to an atmosphere  bs,” he wrote. “And I hate that. I am not taking part in like that with you or anybody anymore. I do know I used to be taking part in an aggressive recreation with you and thought you knew the place I used to be coming from however I would not put you or me in that place once more. It was silly and obnoxious and I really feel dangerous about it.”

He then goes on to ask her to not discuss him negatively. View the screenshots beneath.

Toure Neblett's "Edgy Banter" Text Messages With Accuser Surface Online

Toure Neblett's "Edgy Banter" Text Messages With Accuser Surface Online

Toure Neblett's "Edgy Banter" Text Messages With Accuser Surface Online

Toure Neblett's "Edgy Banter" Text Messages With Accuser Surface Online

Screenshots  Essence

Quavo Shuts Down Claims That Migos Stole "Walk It Talk It"

Culture and Culture II helped propel the Migos to famous person standing. The rappers, who’ve claimed to be larger than the Beatles since rising, have been hit with a lawsuit final 12 months by a rapper who claimed the trio ripped f their hit single, “Walk It Talk It.” However, Quavo denies that is the case.

Quavo Shuts Down Claims That Migos Stole "Walk It Talk It"
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Speaking to XXL, Quavo refuted claims that the Migos stole the Drake-assisted single, “Walk It Talk It” from M.O.S. “I do not even suppose that lawsuit hit my desk,” he defined. “I do not know what you speaking about.”

M.O.S’s single, “Walk It Talk It” was first launched in 2008 on his mixtape It’s Like A Movie. M.O.S alleged the ATL trio took a “substantial portion” the track and is demanding that they cease performing the only stay. However, M.O.S’ copyright declare the phrase and track was solely filed after Migos launched the only.

Quavo continued to elucidate how “Walk It Talk It” is slang in Atlanta that is been round for ages. Quavo credit his grandpa and uncles for introducing himself to the phrase.

“‘Walk it, discuss it’ is a saying from Atlanta,” he defined. “It had been a saying for the reason that 2000s. Everybody say ‘stroll it, discuss it.’ My grandpa, my uncles and shit say ‘stroll it, discuss it.’ Man, that shit’s an previous saying, man. We been saying ‘Walk it, discuss it.'”

R. Kelly's Daughter Speaks Out: "Devastated Is An Understatement"

Things are beginning to get out hand with every little thing pertaining to R. Kelly. It’s an unsettling scenario, to say the least. It’s nearly like what occurred with Bill Cosby a number of years in the past. At this level, we’ve been singing R. Kelly songs for many years and whereas there have been accusations made towards him previously, nothing was as excessive as it’s proper now. Most individuals on social media have shared their opinions on Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly docu-series and now, the artist’s personal daughter is addressing the controversy.

Joann Kelly, who goes as Buku, spoke out on her Instagram story. She famous that she doesn’t have a relationship along with her father and he or she’s uncomfortable addressing the issues happening in his life however that, as a result of how far this has gone, she feels an obligation to talk. Buku wrote, “I simply need you all to know that devastated is an understatement for all that I really feel at present. I do apologize if my silence to all that’s occurring comes f as careless.” She goes on to hope for all of the individuals affected by her father’s habits in previous years, admitting that it has been a troublesome course of to totally perceive the severity this all. “My mom, siblings, and I might by no means condone, assist or be aside ANYTHING damaging he has accomplished,” added Buku.

Kelly asks her followers to convey her nothing however peace at the moment. What do you make her assertion?

Sparkle Reacts To "Surviving R. Kelly" Backlash: Familial Ties & Marriage "Hoax"

Sparkle has obtained her share criticism following the finale Surviving R. Kelly. In the documentary sequence, the singer recalled how her 14-year-old niece was sexually abused by Kelly. The scenario culminated to a felony trial through which Sparkle served as a witness. DEspite her good seemingly good intentions and pressed remorse for having launched her household to the R&B icon, Sparkle is being dragged for the choice, particularly contemplating Kelly’s relationship with Aaliyah.

“Look, Aaliyah’s uncle Barry Hankerson was Robert’s supervisor …] So, you understand, that is not a query that everyone needs to be asking me,” she mentioned. “I did not see something with the Aaliyah factor. Even on the Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number CD—I did not sing on Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number …] I had no interplay in any respect.”

Sparkle Reacts To "Surviving R. Kelly" Backlash: Familial Ties & Marriage "Hoax"
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Sparkle futher defined why she did not query to platonic nature his relationship with the starlet. She could not think about him crossing the road given his supervisor’s familial ties.

“Who thought that was actual? You know what I imply I assumed that was a hoax that that is not actual, you understand? That was my naiveté considering that it wasn’t actual as a result of like once more, Barry Hankerson was there,” Sparkle mentioned. “This should not and could not have occurred. I am considering, ‘Now it is a hoax. Aaliyah is] solely 15. Oh, that is nothing. He cannot marry a younger lady.’ So, you understand, did not suppose something it. …] Well, after I noticed the wedding certificates and I used to be like, OK, possibly there’s one thing to it. But once more, I am considering the uncle was there, the dad and mom are there. This cannot be.”

Later she claims the unedited model her Lifetime interview might make clear the scenario.

“I sat there for 4 and a half, 5 hours talking the reality, and you may even see 10, 15 minutes me within the documentary, and there have been issues disregarded,” she mentioned. “There was issues spliced up, and also you know, I’ve wished that Lifetime would launch the unedited variations every thing that I said.”

Vinyl Distributor RPM Distribution Is Allegedly Shutting Down

Is Canada’s RPM Distribution actually shutting down, similar to that?

It now seems that RPM Distribution is shutting down its operations, with little-to-no warning issued to main companions.  According to a letter to purchasers shared with Digital Music News from RPM president Paul Herzog, the corporate is now terminating all accounts and can discontinue distribution operations instantly.

We reached out a number of instances to RPM to determine the scenario, however thus far, no response.

Nicki Minaj Threatens To Expose Meek Mill, He Responds With Subliminals

Years might have handed since Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill had been in a dedicated romantic relationship with each other however they nonetheless handle to make the identical headlines each every now and then. The former couple had a nasty break up and regardless of each their pressional careers completely striving, their private lives have been fairly controversial. On Queen standout “Barbie Dreams,” Nicki Minaj speaks on a handful males within the business, pertaining to Meek in a single her verses. “Meek nonetheless be in my DMs, I be havin’ to duck him/ ‘I used to wish for instances like this’ face-ass after I fuck him,” raps the New Yorker. During a current efficiency, the artist determined to stir the pot a bit bit, threatening to reveal her ex-boyfriend on stage and Meek wasn’t too fond the assertion.

A video Nicki’s current efficiency exhibits her slicing the music instantly after that lyric, just for her to repeat it for the gang to go nuts. She then says, “I imply, I might inform you secrets and techniques however I will not/Cause being a bitter bitch is what I do not.” 

Of course, Meek wasn’t happy after he heard the stunt. He activated his Twitter fingers to snap again, writing, “Leave me alone I get a lil too out management with the reality!” Since he by no means mentions Nicki by title, it is attainable that he was subbing any individual else however the timing appears fairly coincidental. What do you assume?

Nicki Minaj Admits How Much Nightly Sex She's Been Having

Nicki Minaj is in LOVE love. The rapper has been swooning over her new boyfriend, Kenneth Petty, for weeks on social media and an finish does not seem like wherever in sight. After spending a while as a single girl, Nicki determined to rekindle her romance with an outdated pal, bringing Petty into the combination. Her newfound relationship obtained followers riled up as Minaj’s boyfriend has frolicked in jail for rape and homicide, inflicting individuals to fret about her. She appears head-over-heels for her new man and he or she’s already choosing out her favourite child names. She hasn’t confirmed that she’s pregnant but however she may not should work too onerous on that entrance since she and her man are getting intimate a handful instances per night time.

The Queen TMI determined to inform everyone simply what number of instances she’s getting freaky together with her boyfriend on a nightly foundation. In the previous, Minaj has revealed that she wants a person that may go for a couple of romps each night time and he or she appears to have gotten her palms full with Petty. In response to a fan on Twitter, Nicki admitted that she’s been getting it on a median three to 4 instances each night time. The supporter estimated that she’s been having intercourse six instances an evening however that is a bit an excessive amount of by the artist’s requirements. 

In case you ever needed to know… there ya go.

Nicki Minaj Admits How Much Nightly Sex She's Been Having
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R. Kelly Didn't Watch "Surviving R. Kelly," Doesn't Know Half Of Its Cast: Report

Surviving R. Kelly has precipitated many intense reactions in its viewers. The public has been participating in dialog on and fline for the reason that documentary sequence premiered. R. Kelly is claimed to have had his personal personal conversations in relation to the allegations uncovered within the episodes. Naturally, the singer is within the motion in opposition to him as it’s being taken more and more critically because of this dream hampton manufacturing. Still, sources declare the accused has not entertained Surviving R. Kelly, selecting to disregard the documentary. He is claimed to have prevented watching the sequence in its entirety however had his entourage transient him on the content material and identify the accusers.

Kelly continues to be sure to have an opinion on the those that have appeared on digicam to talk in opposition to him. According to TMZ‘s supply, “he does not even know half them. He claims the opposite half hate him for varied private and pressional causes.” They proceed to say that R. Kelly is “disgusted” by the sequence that serves as a “vendetta” in opposition to. One might ask what chain occasions may have led to such hatred, if not the actions named within the allegations.

Apparently, some his sympathizers had been turned down after they fered to seem on digicam to defend him, in accordance with the insider. The supply revealed the singer’s supposed subsequent transfer: “He’s going to sue all people who had something to do with this.”

Ginuwine Responds To Reports That His Beard Is Fake

Is his beard actual or was it drawn on? That was a authentic query that individuals had been asking not too long ago about Ginuwine. The artist began to buzz a couple of days in the past when a photograph confirmed him with a beard that was tapered to oblivion. The shot was uploaded to his social media accounts the place commenters went wild. They questioned simply how a lot time the singer spent in entrance his lavatory mirror perfecting the phantasm. As one would count on, Ginuwine is not letting the haters blindly critique him and his facial hair as he is taken a stand towards the haters, importing a brand new photograph the place it positively seems to be extra actual.

People will most likely nonetheless ask if he is gotten a sewn-in weave for his beard. Rick Ross has been accused the identical factor. However, the “Pony” artist does not appear too all in favour of preserving the talk going for for much longer. He wrote, “Lol since y’all speaking I’d as properly maintain you speaking Lololol I’m defiant I am going there so fuck the haters NOW WHAT!!!!! Don’t get it twisted.” Of course, his hashtags had been a bit of further with the inclusions “#maybethiswillstopyoufromhatinglol” and “#beardgang.”

If it’s actual, he positively takes excellent care it. Maybe he is utilizing Rozay’s beard oil line.

Yung Joc Responds To Usher's Perm With Side-By-Side Comparison Pics

Usher rang within the New Year with a sensation coiffure that had Twitter wildin’. While quite a bit social media customers mocked the singer, most factions his following cherished the swap up. Yung Joc chimed into the dialogue with related positivity, aligning himself with those that in contrast Usher’s new ‘do to at least one Joc’s earlier hairstyles. The rapper took to Instagram to ask followers to choose who was most profitable at rocking the glossy fashion.

He uploaded a photograph montage each his perm and Usher’s and wrote, “Who is the actual king hair & fleek.” Given the discussion board, Usher was left within the mud as Yung Joc’s followers voted in his favor. one gushed, “Joc all day…Usher is new to the hair recreation. Joc hair recreation is so good it makes me jealous.” Other social media customers had been rocking with neither the entertainers. One naysayer wrote, “This AUNTIE development must cease 😂😂😂. Bet they each carry butterscotch sweet of their murse.” The sentiment was expressed with extra love by one other fan who chimed in, “I just like the each y’all however y’all have to cease that”

Usher took the jokes in stride when he confirmed f his look on IG stay. Peep the self-pressed “darkish pores and skin Mexican” within the clip under. 

Andre Iguodala Fined $25Ok After Throwing Ball Into Stands

Andre Iguodala discovered himself in some scorching water on Saturday evening throughout a sport towards the Portland Trail Blazers. While his crew got here away with a 115-105 victory, the veteran participant was ejected from the sport for a “hostile act” after he threw the ball into the gang on the finish the primary half.

Iguodala was going for the ball however could not get a correct deal with on it earlier than the half ended. When the buzzer went, Iguodala took the ball and launched it into the gang. That’s when ficials reviewed the play and kicked him out.

Just a pair days later, the NBA has determined to nice the participant $25Ok for his actions, in response to ESPN. 

Iguodala took to Instagram with a hilarious response to the nice. Check it out beneath.

The Warriors tackle the Phoenix Suns tonight at 9 P.M. Eastern.

21 Savage Responds To Bizzy Bone's Threat: "Somebody Done Made Him Mad"

In a brand new growth, 21 Savage has responded to the menace issued by Bizzy Bone earlier this week when the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, roughly. Earlier this week, the rapper took to Instagram Live to ship on a agency warning to 21 for talking on Layzie Bone’s Migos diss observe. 

“Shawty bought a musket, man. Nah,” 21 stated whereas driving in his automobile throughout a stay session. “Somebody achieved made him mad.”

The “musket” he is referring to is the shotgun that Bizzy brandished throughout the rant, which oddly coincided with a go to from police ficers to Bizzy Bone’s residence. That line is about all the eye that he offers the topic. We think about he is bought greater fish to fry and essential issues to have fun, at present boasting the No. 1 album within the nation together with his i am > i used to be album after incomes 131,000 album equal models in its first week.

For these simply catching up, the 26-year previous bought wrapped into this spat after deciding to voice his opinion  Layzie Bone’s “Let Me Go Migo” diss observe. 

“I believed that shit was going to be arduous, ‘trigger I really like all that previous shit,” 21 stated. “But that shit was wack as a motherfucker.”

Layzie quickly demanded an apology from 21, however with no apology in sight, it was Bizzy Bone who would quickly take to Instgram to try to reel a correct “I am sorry” out 21 Savage. Clearly, the tactic hasn’t been too efficient with 21 clowning Bizzy’s alternative weapon as an alternative: “Shawty bought that Elmer Fudd, that Roger Rabbit motherfucker. Who the hell you finna kill with that, boy? A deer?”