Ben Simmons Reflects On Rookie Of The Year Triumph: "It Wasn't A F–king Race"

Ben Simmons is a polarizing determine within the sense that his brash confidence splits the fan vote into Betas and Alphas. If that kind classification appears dated on a philosophical degree, that is as a result of a “Mamba Mentality” solely works on the sphere play – not as properly behind closed doorways.

When Ben Simmons, a self-proclaimed “alpha,” visited Salt Lake City, Thursday Night, he had one factor on his thoughts: edging his rival Donovan Mitchell, the particular person he beat out by a large margin within the 2018 Rookie the Year voting race. But on the danger sounding trite, Ben Simmons would love the media to make use of a unique phrase than “race” when describing the ultimate voting outcomes: 90-11 in Simmons’ favor.

After serving to his facet to 114-97 win over Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz, Ben Simmons basked in a refrain boos from the house crowd. “I really like having the ability to come into an enviornment and listen to boos and chants, no matter it’s, see indicators and are available right here and win by 20,” mentioned Simmons after the sport. “I imply, there’s nothing higher than that.”

And if you happen to thought the award was sufficient to defuse the strain between Simmons and his then-rookie rival, suppose once more. Within the identical press convention, instructed one other reporter representing the Salt Lake City Tribune to examine his biases on the door. When requested to characterize final 12 months’s rivalry with Mitchell, Ben Simmons resorted to expletive language. “It wasn’t a f–king race,” Simmons mentioned. “You noticed the votes, proper? … Did you see the votes? So what’s the query?” Besides serving to his facet to a victory, Ben Simmons posted one more triple-double scoreline 13 factors, 14 rebounds, 12 assists, on the night time.

Kim Kardashian Wants Kanye West "Off Twitter," Source Says She's Done With Drama

Snoop Dogg issued a “public service announcement” at present, calling out Kanye West from his social media conduct. He requested his entourage to take the pro-Trump rapper’s cellphone away and ship him to Jerry Springer. Kim Kardashian is alleged to be in favor the previous half this suggestion. The actuality tv star had already defended her husband tweets and snapped at Drake. It looks like she is now performed with these sorts interactions.

According to People, an insider said that “Kim spent Friday in L.A. whereas Kanye was nonetheless in N.Y.C.,” through the time the Twitter feud eruption.

“Kim doesn’t plan on making one other remark in regards to the drama and she or he requested Kanye to do the identical,” the supply provides. “Clearly he isn’t doing properly once more. Kim simply desires him f Twitter.”

Kim Kardashian Wants Kanye West "Off Twitter," Source Says She's Done With Drama
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Kim had beforehand expressed assist for the daddy her kids:

“My husband is essentially the most good individual, essentially the most genius individual that I do know. He has damaged so many boundaries, the whole lot from music, stage design, trend and tradition and can proceed to alter the world.”

She had additionally warned Drake to “by no means threaten my husband or our household,” reminding him that West “paved the best way for there to be a Drake.”

Casanova on Tekashi 6ix9ine "Life-Changing" Truce: "Devil Placed Him Right In My Hands"

Casanova shared some perception into his relationship with fellow New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine after simmering in introspection. The “STOOPID” rapper’s current run-in with the feds and his following imprisonment led Casanova to be pleased about ending their feud with out bloodshed. At one level, their exchanges grew to become so fierce that many thought Casanova would put 6ix9ine in his grave. Casanova breaks down their tumultuous interactions in with the readability hindsight. 

He posted a video the previous enemies squashing their beef again in May 2018. His caption particulars his reflection throughout the context 6ix9ine’s present authorized points. Casanova expressed his perception that Tekashi is nice child who bought caught in a state of affairs for which he was ill-equipped. His prolonged add is on the market after the bounce.

Casanova on Tekashi 6ix9ine "Life-Changing" Truce: "Devil Placed Him Right In My Hands"

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“Looking again at this evening, it was one the defining moments my life as a person. I used to be confronted with a Dilemma,a life altering determination I needed to make…ought to I do one thing to him ,finish every thing proper now and go to jail or ought to I look him in his eyes speak to him like a person and provides him a method out…I used to be ready to catch him missing for weeks and months and that i lastly did the satan positioned him proper in my arms..if u would seen the way it unfolded u would perceive why I did what I did.i needed to play chess not checkers….after my first look in his eyes upclose and studying his physique language I understood he was a mislead good child and he didn’t know what he was signing up for.”

Casanova recollects the stress that grasped them and constructed up previous to that sobering second.

“Before this occurred I had folks attempt to belittle my gangsta, golf equipment cease reserving me, DJ’s cease playin my music, homies flip they again on me, folks tryin to throw batteries in my again praying i crash out,” he typed. “Even after we squashed it folks was mad at me. even tho I made that call considering for me and others..I noticed negativity will override constructive VIBEZ anyday..the folks that wished me to win was glad whereas the folks that wished me to fail was mad..whereas everybody wished to kill him folks thought I might be there sacrifice and savior and do it.however how can u use me as a pawn once I’m a king‼️”

His renewed perspective defines his final determination as extra honorable inside hood politics. Killing his younger rival would have been a silly mistake.

“Fast ahead to now the identical method everybody is looking him silly and bashing him is identical method ya would been doin me even when I might went out like a ‘G’ however in all actuality I did exit like a ‘G’ I believed and use my mind..and I’m right here free to speak about subsequent transfer will b my energy transfer‼️keep tuned..JUST REMEMBER THERE IS NO DOUBLING BACK FOR THE ONES THAT TURNT THEY BACK‼️‼️AND FOR THE RECORD I STILL DONT WANNA B THE KING OF NEW YORK…NEW YORK IS PUSSY‼️‼️”

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie On Tekashi 6ix9ine Rivalry & Cardi B As "Queen Of NY"

DJ Akademiks caught up with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie throughout Complex Con which was captured within the first episode On The Sticks. Their chop up traveled by way of a spread topics are they went face to face on throughout a recreation NBA 2K19 on Xbox One. While the main focus largely remained on the rapper’s upcoming music, additionally they spoke his contemporaries. Watch the total episode after the soar.

When requested who he considers because the rap recreation’s Queen New York, A Boogie already had a transparent winner in his thoughts: “Cardi obtained it. No Hesitation. I am from BX although, in order that’s obtained one thing to do with it. I am not even gonna lie. She obtained it with regards to the entire picture, look proper now, all the things. She obtained it. But I am not gonna lie, with regards to music, Nicki do obtained it, with the writing and all that.”

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie On Tekashi 6ix9ine Rivalry & Cardi B As "Queen Of NY"

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When it involves the title King, A Boogie surrenders to his homie, Tekashi 6ix9ine: “I hate to confess it, however Broski obtained it proper now. We cannot even speak down on that.” Boogie smiles when he defines each his and Tekashi’s lane.

“I am gonna make music that gonna make any individual cry and 6ix9ine is transferring extra animated and extra ‘I am in it to win it, and I do not give a f*ck about nothing.”

Azealia Banks Claims Cardi B's Grandma Is Attacking Nicki Minaj With Witchcraft

Azealia Banks has made some incendiary claims about each Cardi B and Nicki Minaj, so her followers may not have anticipated her selecting sides throughout the current peak of their rivalry. Perhaps one thing supernatural wanted to occur to ensure that Banks to leap into the drama. According to the “Ice Princess,” supernatural exercise has been occurring and it’s being wielded in opposition to Nicki Minaj.

Banks is accusing Cardi B’s grandmother utilizing witchcraft in opposition to Nicki to make sure her granddaughter’s success by tearing down her rival. 

According to Azealia, Nicki would want to cease speaking with the “Bodak Yellow” star utterly to keep away from any this “brujeria” to take impact sooner or later. From her perspective, their truce is a approach for the witch to get nearer to her goal. 

Insane Clown Posse's Shaggy Attempts To Dropkick Fred Durst During Limp Bizkit Show

Limp Bizkit was acting on Saturday evening on the 2018 Rock Allegiance Festival when their efficiency was interrupted momentarily by a flying kick. The violent try got here from fellow entertainer Shaggy from Insane Clown Posse. The ICP member rushed the stage along with his combating strikes in makes an attempt to strike Fred Durst.

Fred was doing his factor onstage when Shaggy got here out nowhere on some WWE sh*t. The entertainer legit tried to dropkick the Limp Bizkit frontman however ended up on the bottom alone as an alternative. 

Durst was hardly shaken. He appeared over to see safety guards hustling the wannabe wrestler fstage. The performer was so unbothered that he received the viewers to “give this man a hand” in applause.

A reddit person appears to have a bit bit perception concerning the scenario, though this data has but to be confirmed ficially. 

50 Cents Takes Aim At "Empire" Series: "Still Stealing My Sh*t"

50 Cent has had a bone to select with Empire and its solid for years now and nonetheless appears a bit salty concerning the hit collection. The rapper claims the manufacturing that rivals his present Power is consistently stealing his concepts. His newest claims include photographic professional the alleged rip-f.

The rapper uploaded a side-by-side comparability two photos. The first options the primary solid Empire lined up in a low-key lit shot. The subsequent image has an analogous idea because it depicts the members G-Unit in a row.

This is the newest dig. In 2016, 50 Cent ridiculed Taraji P. Henson’s present, claiming its charges have been on the decline.

“Old Girl” shot again with the quickness.

And most lately, he strolled the actress’ look. Let’s see if she responds to the newest.

Tory Lanez Flexes Dominance Over Travis Scott On "Any Level"

Tory Lanez has no scarcity moxie. Never one to again down from a battle, the Toronto artist has been having fun with a profitable 2018 marketing campaign, which kicked f together with his acclaimed album Memories Don’t Die. Fans could recall the confessional nature “Hate To Say,” by which Tory mirrored on a close to scuffle with Travis Scott. “Me and Travi$ Scott nearly fought on the Mala Luna, we each agreed shortly after that it was music,” raps Tory, a declare later confirmed in unearthed video footage. Though Tory and Travis have since quelled the animosity, it will seem that Tory nonetheless views Scott as a rival kinds.

That’s to not say any unhealthy blood is harboured, however given their stylistic similarities and propensity for stay acrobatics, it appears completely doable that Tory may view Scott because the Gary to his Ash. For that purpose, it appears possible that unfavorable comparisons will proceed to strike a nerve. Case in level, Tory Lanez partook in some comment-creepery, by which he mainly peed on a tree to mark his territory. In response to some Tory’s newest stay acrobatics, one fan claimed Lanez’ present was inferior to Travis Scott, no debate crucial. Tory clapped again, asserting that “Travis Scott can not fu*ok with him on any] degree.”

Though the remark has since been deleted, it will seem that Tory’s phrases have already grown legs. Let’s not get it twisted, nevertheless; these should not fightin’ phrases and shouldn’t be handled as such. Tory’s proclamations really feel extra like mild chest pounding, an assertion dominance in a area fuelled by wholesome competitors. Check out Tory’s feedback proper right here. 

50 Cent Clowns Ja Rule Over Cancelled Gig: "Don't Nobody Want To See That Shit"

The timing 50 Cent’s rebuttal is true on the cash. Ja Rule opened his Drink Champs podcast look with a shocking degree  nonchalance in the direction of his previous foe, 50 Cent. He defined that he merely outgrew their rivalry, as unspectacular as that will sound. “We’re two youngsters from fucking Queens, from the underside, we began with nothing,” mentioned Rule. “We made one thing ourselves, and we’re each in good positions in our lives.” That being mentioned, 50 Cent has to comply with a truce earlier than something involves go, and by the seems it, he is not prepared to name again the cavalry.  

50 Cent’s rebuttal to Ja Rule occurred within the remark part an Instagram posting. Ja was within the midst apologizing to followers in Syracuse for a present cancellation, one thing he says was out his management. Mind you, 50 Cent caught wind this, like a suspicious ex-lover doing his each day rounds, uncloaking himself to rain on the parade. His message being: “do not no person need to see that shit” apart from the measly 10 live performance tickets 50 claims he offered. Like the unusual discourse over Busta Rhymes’ “neck tissue” earlier than this, 50’s hateful antics have change into so ingrained that I’ve misplaced rely whom he truly despises, Ja Rule included.

Nicki Minaj & Cardi B Attend Milan Fashion Week: Let The Games Begin

Female artists are ten pitted in opposition to one another and in contrast. This has certainly been the case relating to Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. Fans had been nearly requested to choose groups because the rise the “Bodak Yellow” rapper and this idea was solely solidified by the bodily altercation she instigated throughout New York Fashion Week. Now that the Italian vogue capital is internet hosting their very own festivities, each artists are making their rounds in Milan.

Nicki Minaj has a considerable purpose for her presence. She has paired with Diesel, an Italian model, for his or her new line. She premiered the “BAD GUY” attire with delight on social media. The Queen and the brand new vogue are plastered on billboards throughout a complete block in Milan.

Although Cardi B hasn’t stepped into the style world in the identical means, her purpose for being there’s legitimate. Her sister Hennessy Carolina hit the runway for her first main catwalk look. Cardi, who describes her sister a her “rock” was there to help her sibling. 

Cardi B and Nicki Minaj may not ever be in the identical room throughout this vogue week contemplating the panoply occasions they’ve to select from. If they do, nonetheless, we hope the pair may give their followers what they’re eager for. 

Kevin Hart Was Caught In Between Drake And Meek Mill's Beef: " I Tried My Best"

Kevin Hart, like most the Hip Hop community, found much relief in the ficial reconciliation between Drake and Meek Mill. The comedian reflected on the journey his friends went through and shared his insight with his social media following.

He uploaded a photo Meek embracing Drake at his show, accompanied by a lengthy caption. Hart starts by acknowledging how his witnessing this type feud is a rarity. 

He encourages the idea building something unique and undeniable over the destruction peers, as future generations depend on positive blueprints.

Tekashi 6ix9ine Pledges Loyalty To "The Only Queen" Nicki Minaj

Tekashi 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj linked up to attend some New York Fashion week events together. This could have been a simple outing amongst collaborators, but it ultimately became a statement: 69 rocks with Nicki, over his fellow Latinx artist on a quick rise to fame, Cardi B.

The young New York native made it clear and confirmed his loyalty unabashedly to the cameras that were trailing him and his “FEFE” collaborator. When he was asked if he was on “team Nicki,” Tekashi didn’t miss a single beat with his response: “Team f*cking Nicki, you know that.”

The rapper also took to his own platform to make sure his fans were aware his pledge. He uploaded a short clip himself and the female emcee. He introduces Minaj, gassing her up.

“Yo, I’m with the f*cking queen herself. The only queen.” 

These statements come after Tekashi was caught turning up to Cardi B’s breakout song, “Bodak Yellow.” The DJ spinning that night had been playing a “FEFE” before cutting it f and claiming, “I’m Sorry, Nicki. I’m Team Cardi B.” When Cardi’s beat dropped, Tekashi simply kept bumping. 

Social media users had warned him that his actions might cause some serious flack. His latest public appearance is likely an effort to remediate the situation. 

50 Cent Warned Tekashi 6ix9ine & DJ SpinKing Of Nicki Minaj: "Stay Out Of That Sh*t"

Nicki Minaj and Cardi B have been pit against each other since the “Bodak Yellow” artist’s come up. The situation has escalated to n unprecedented peak when both rappers got into a physical scrap at an industry event.

Although fans are quick to pick sides, artists tend to remain neutral. A couple them, however, has affirmed their loyalty to a particular party. DJ SpinKing was laying it down at a club where Tekashi 6ix9ine was hanging. The rapper grooved while the DJ spun his collaborative track with Nicki Minaj, “FEFE.” Then, SpinKing switched it up and claimed to be part “Team Cardi B.” When the Nicki-featured track was ousted in favor Cardi’s “Bodak Yellow” Tekashi kept vibing.

50 Cent posted a warning about picking sides in this way, with a meme that shows the DJ in question alongside text: “This fool got carried away talking about team Cardi B.” Fifty’s caption warns both entertainers the wrath that will likely ensue. Although the message is directed towards DJ SpinKing, 69 is also meant to receive part the advice.

50 Cent removed the meme shortly after posting it. Tekashi, being the rebel that he is, had his own way dealing with the situation. He went out and did the complete opposite.

Takeover Vs. Ether: Revisiting The Jay-Z & Nas Beef

Last Thursday, Nasty Nas returned to the fold after a six year album hiatus. The seven track Nasir, produced by G.O.O.D. Music’s assembly line conductor Kanye West, was premiered at a listening party under the Queensboro Bridge. For the Poet Queensbridge to return to his old stomping grounds seemed prophetic, a moment that was enshrined amidst the blurry lights the city on the other side the East River. Hip hop heads watched the Mass Appeal livestream in awe, as the man who had etched his name in music lore with the immortal Illmatic unveiled his 11th studio effort to the world.

What should have been a triumphant return was suddenly resigned to a quiet place in the Cloud when music’s preeminent power couple swooped in with a surprise collaboration project that put the kibosh on the entire affair. It was as if Beyonce and Jay-Z had shown up to the party without an invitation and promptly told everyone to go home before the clock had even struck midnight. The title the album, Everything Is Love, is a nod to the couple’s highly publicized relationship and a celebration their renewed family dynasty. But it inadvertently felt mocking, as if Bey and Jay were holding a seminar on how to age gracefully for those unfortunate enough to draw the same release weekend. Of course, it doesn’t hurt when your wife is unequivocally one the industry’s most talented individuals and a bonafide golden child. But Jay-Z once again proved his relevance, maintaining a firm grip on hip hop’s ear, and seemingly goading his former rival, Nas, with a juxtaposition career paths that is impossible to ignore.

Jay-Z has cemented his celebrity status both as a rapper and savvy entrepreneur outside rap. He’s a timeless wonder whose street hustler mentality transformed him from a businessman to a business, man. Nas is cut from a different cloth. His god-given talent has forever earned him a place in the conversation hip hop’s greatest emcees. Still, he remains considerably less distinguished beyond the realm music than his 2001 sparring partner, a gap that has become increasingly visible in the seventeen years since their feud. This dichotomy styles and ambitions lies at the heart what culminated in “Takeover” vs. “Ether,” a gutsy head-to-head that brought out the best in two the most influential rappers all time.

The six year build up to the mesmerizing battle for lyrical supremacy is just as important to the tale as the main event itself. The stage was set in 1995, when Nas stood up Jay Z at a recording session. That didn’t stop Jay and producer Ski Beatz, who lifted the “I’m out for presidents to represent me” from Nas’s “The World Is Yours.” The line was utilized as the backbone for Jay Z’s “Dead Presidents,” his first single released for his debut album Reasonable Doubt. It was a song that planted the initial seed discord; Nas was included on the track but certainly not in a manner that met his approval. From there, the subliminal disses began to swirl. In Nas’s 1996 record “The Message,” he slipped in an outwardly innocuous line: “Lex with TV sets the minimum.” At first glance, there’s not much to dissect beyond rap’s ostentatious leanings, but it was eventually revealed that the line was a subtle jab at Jay-Z, who Nas had seen riding around in a Lexus outfitted with TVs. In an interview with Complex, Nas divulged that he was so irked by the image that he promptly got rid his own Lexus and began “looking for the next best thing.”

By the time 1997 rolled around, things were really starting to heat up. The death the Notorious B.I.G. prompted Jay to anoint himself the next King New York. On “The City Is Mine,” Jay raps, “Don’t worry about Brooklyn, I continue to flame/Therefore a world with amnesia won’t forget your name/You held it down long enough, let me take those reins.” Jay-Z’s self proclaimed crowning as replacement royalty prompted a response from Nas on “We Will Survive,” his ode to Biggie on which he opted to take the high road: “It used to be fun makin’ records to see your response/But now competition is none now that you’re gone/And these n****s is wrong, using your name in vain/And they claim to be New York’s King? It ain’t about that.”

Memphis Bleek, one Jay-Z’s close associates at the time, released a brief assault against Nas in 1999 on “My Mind Right,” saying “Your lifestyle’s written/So who you supposed to be? Play your position.” It wasn’t much in the way a lyrical barb worthy a response, but it proved to Nas that he had Jay-Z’s attention. The Queens rapper spied an opportunity to draw the lion out his den for a decisive confrontation. On his 2000 “Eye For An Eye Freestyle,” he made it impossible for Jay-Z to avoid the conflict any longer: “Y’all n****s all hail, the King is dead/He running like a b**** with his tail between his legs/’Stillmatic,’ still eye for an eye, wanna be God/You’re just the next rapper to die, f***ing with Nas.”

Jay-Z’s maiden performance “Takeover” at Hot 97’s 2001 Summer Jam concert had several memorable highlights. But it was the way that Hov ended the song that truly stole the show. With the raucous concert-goers on his side, Jay issued a bold proclamation: “Ask Nas, he don’t want it with Hov, no!” The gloves were f, and the bloodshed commenced. Nas subsequently released “Stillmatic (Freestyle),” firing f shots at the Roc over a remix Eric B. & Rakim’s “Paid In Full.” Though the song touched a nerve, what with Nas labeling Jay-Z “the fake King New York” and “the rapping version Sisqo,” it failed to create a buzz.

When the full version “Takeover” was released on The Blueprint, the streets New York erupted. Jay-Z not only responded to “Stillmatic (Freestyle),” but he also made it a point to meticulously lecture Nas on his commercial failings. The mathematical obliteration Nas was enhanced with biting facts about his widely perceived fall from the top ten, his inexcusable lack consistency, and his laughable financial oversights. The lines about Nas’s bodyguard’s superior verse on “Oochie Wally” and the closing bit alluding to Nas’s baby mother that left the details up to the imagination were absolutely soul crushing: Jay had done his research, covered all his bases, and made Nas look like a complete and utter disappointment in the process. No one expected Nas to come back from what Jay later deemed to be the inescapable “figure-four leg lock.”

It is difficult to put into words just how damning “Ether” was when it hit. Shea Serrano said it best in The Rap Year Book: “Nas releases ‘Ether’ and all the birds in the sky die and all the fish in the ocean die, too.” The distorted, angry vocals from 2Pac’s “F*** Friendz” set the tone for the rest the record, on which Nas’s witty wordplay is paired with raunchy build ups and resounding knockout punches. He reaffirmed his influence, badgered Jay-Z for a corny, late 80s music video appearance, and sonned him like a disappointed father who had watched his fspring grow into a 36-year-old social climber and style-biter that took “tae-bo” and had zero respect for his mentors. As if the cutthroat line about Eminem washing Jay-Z on his own record wasn’t enough, Nas closed out the track by flipping the “Takeover” chorus to his advantage. It was another masterful display from the man with unmatched skills; he had turned “ethered” into a household word.

There are many details that are ten overlooked when it comes to rap’s greatest battle: the petty face-f between Nas’s “Come Get Me” and Jay-Z’s “Come And Get Me” in 1999; Jay-Z’s clowning Nas in “Is That Your Chick”; and the fabled claim that Jay-Z heard Nas talking reckless on the radio in L.A., deciding to finally take it to him over Kanye West’s sample “Five To One” by The Doors in what eventually became “Takeover.” It’s all part the allure the beef, and the reason that it remains such a compelling historical chapter worth discussing. By the time that Jay-Z brought out Nas as a special guest on his “I Declare War” tour in October 2005, the hatchet had been buried, and two rap’s all time greats went their separate ways.

Still, the climax their rivalry was an undeniable jumping f point for both artists. Within a year, Jay-Z had released The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse, which predictably debuted at number one and would go on to sell over 3 million copies. As for Nas, “Ether” was career revitalizing, helping carry Stillmatic to critical and commercial success. And while both Jay-Z and Nas had a great deal to lose in their war words to determine the best rapper alive, they could not have been on more incongruous trajectories. Jay-Z proved himself to be driven by commercial success, looking for returns on his investments and gaining headway toward his now $900 million net worth, while Nas was vastly more concerned with the intricacies the artistic process. Ultimately, “Takeover” vs. “Ether” was the convergence two incompatible philosophies that yielded two very different results. Nas won 2001, but Jay-Z’s calculated longevity allowed him to keep winning long after the dust had settled.