For a while, Lil Baby teased that his sophomore album, titled My Turn, would be arriving before the end 2019. In an interview with Hip-Hop-N-More in October, he said: “I’m working on an album coming later this year. You’re going to have to wait and see. I had a big year already though. I won my first award for Best New Artist at the BET Awards and hit over 9 billion streams worldwide.”
Despite these notable achievements, the Atlanta rapper explained on Instagram Live that the title symbolizes that his big moment has yet to come. “I called it My Turn ’cause I feel like everybody else had a lil’ turn. It’s my turn now. Everybody dropped their mixtapes, their albums – go number 1, number 2, number 3.” During this live session, he also detailed that the project will consist approximately fifteen songs and include features from Young Thug, DaBaby, Gunna and Moneybagg Yo. While he didn’t mentioned Future‘s name, the collaboration they released in June, “Out The Mud”, is said to be My Turn‘s first single.
“Woah”, which dropped last month, apparently serves as its second single. Lil Baby made a Triller account under @myturn2020 when he shared the song, informally announcing that the album had gotten pushed back to next year. While this change plans may be slightly disappointing, he’s making it up to his fans by providing them with both an album AND a mixtape, likely in the not-too-distant future. Lil Baby took to Twitter today to spread this news, announcing My Turn as the ficial title the album and Lamborghini Boys as the ficial title the tape.
People got a good laugh on Saturday night (Dec. 14) from FKA twigs blocking Rico Nasty on Instagram, but Rico did not. The cause for this blocking appeared to be Rico going on shitposting spree. Interspersed between videos promoting her new single, “Hard“, Rico shared a bunch memes. Although the memes were actually quite funny, FKA twigs may not have appreciated them. “Why did FKA twigs block me on Instagram,” Rico desperately asked her Twitter followers.
The rapper fered an explanation for why the ever-elegantly-dressed twigs would do such a thing. “Twigs just called me and said it’s because I wear crocs,” she said before clarifying that this was just a joke. Rico never heard from twigs, but she still encouraged her fans to get her unblocked. After twigs slayed us with her MAGDALENE album and its accompanying theatrics this year, the thought being a bother to her would be unbearable for anyone. After accepting their mission, Rico’s fans slid in twigs’ DMs and popped up in her comments to implore her to unblock Miss Rico Nasty. However, Rico was not pleased with this pestering. “That’s not how u fucking ask ! Y’all are about to make this worse . Just say #RicoLovesU #PlzUnblock,” she tweeted. That being said, if you wish to support the cause, make sure to be polite when addressing FKA twigs.
Due to Rico’s slightly erratic social media activity, some followers believed she was hacked. However, today, she clarified that she was not and she “just wanna post whatever she] want now.” Why this change, you may ask? “Because everything in this society is a lie !” Read Rico’s full statement below.
CBS Sports is reporting that Odell Beckham Jr. has no plans to request a trade from the Browns, according to “sources with knowledge the situation.”
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The Browns have been struggling throughout the season and Baker Mayfield has had trouble building a connection with Beckham. CBS Sports is also reporting that some the core veterans on the team are hoping to see changes to the team’s staff and scheme next season.
Rumors began to pick up steam last week when Beckham said, “No one knows what the future holds tomorrow. I couldn’t tell you. My locker is right next to one the people that mean the most to me in the world. I think about coming to work and seeing him every single day and how special this could be, so I couldn’t sit here and tell you whether I’m going to be here, want to be here, don’t want to be here. This is exactly where I’m at right now, and I wouldn’t rather be anywhere else.”
Beckham later explained on Twitter saying, “Ok😑😑😑… I NEVER said I was not happy in Cleveland, just like everyone else I’m hopeful for better results. Period. Next story plzz 😭.”
The Browns’ next game is Sunday at 4:05 pm against the Cardinals.
The New England Patriots have been caught spying in the past, but another chapter in their cheating history is unfolding in 2019. NFL on FOX‘s Jay Glazer released the footage this weekend, giving the world a good view the incriminating evidence. During the filming, you can hear a Bengals’ security guard getting irate and raising his concerns about the filming. The Patriots claim they were filming for “Do Your Job,” a web series, but the security guard isn’t buying it. “And, this is a piece your filming on your advanced scout?,” asked the guard. When the Patriots videographer responded, the guard gets even more suspicious. “Yeah? C’mon guys! I don’t see the advanced scout in this footage,” he bellowed.
“No, that’s not. We were trying to get some field perspective. That’s my bad,” explained the Patriots videographer. “That’s why you were thinking you could take that?,” asked the guard. After the guy filming the Bengals’ sideline stated that he would delete the footage, you can hear the Bengals’ guard laugh and casually say, “The damage is done my friend!” Patriots coach Bill Belichick has denied all involvement, but the NFL has opened up an investigation into the incident. Check out the footage below.
It’s a common theme in rap music that artists press the continuity their identities before and after the fame. There’s a fear that once the checks clear and commas are added to the bank statements, it might all get to their heads. How do you balance all that praise and success with humility? How do you split your time between chasing the bag and maintaining your oldest relationships? While it may be an easy attack to level at a celebrity that they are too caught up in the fast life to remember their roots, it is likely ten an unfounded claim. You could imagine someone saying this purely out jealousy and resentment, rather than actual abandonment. Well, Meek Mill has a word for all those inclined to play the “you changed” card.
Meek recently sat down for an hour long conversation with Charlamagne Tha God in the The Bahamas – where he is working on his next project – to discuss everything that has gone down in his life since his Grammy-nominated album, Championships, dropped in November 2018. Meek took a moment to call out the people who have tried to call him out for switching up on them and brought to light a financial dimension the issue. “N****s changed. When I was broke no one used to ask me for money. Now, people ask me for money. They be like, ‘You changed.’ I be like, ‘Nah, you never used to ask me for money, so, technically, you changed.’ I never was the guy people called when somebody die.”
Pusha T clearly thinks Meek hit the nail on the head with his take on the situation because he retweeted the video and wrote, “Meek speaking up for us victims… Keep Meek safe at all costs.” Watch the full conversation with Charlamagne below.
Rick and Morty season 4 is in full swing, so it’s only right that they get some promotion in as well. Pringles is throwing it back to a fan favorite, and is teaming up with Rick and Morty to bring us Pickle Rick flavored chips. Pickle Rick debuted in the third episode season three. Rick Sanchez turns himself into a pickle so he can avoid going to a family therapy session his daughter sets up. The hilarious and classic episode follows Rick as a talking pickle who fights through roaches and rats after his daughter takes away the serum that would have turned him back into a human.
The cans for the new Pickle Rick Pringles are made to look like his body. Accompanying the snack’s release, Pringles has scooped up a 30-second ad spot during the second quarter Super Bowl 2020. “We want to do something completely new for the brand for the 2020 Big Game and are thrilled to be partnering with Adult Swim and Rick and Morty,” said Gareth Maguire, Senior Marketing Director for Pringles. “We hope the new special edition Pickle Rick flavor will be a hit with the show’s fans.” According to Jill King, Senior Vice President and Marketing and Partnerships for Adult Swim, the Rick and Morty creators are making “a hilarious spot for the Big Game,” while the company is “extending this partnership in really exciting ways, all year long.”
Pepsi is trying to level up in whatever way they can and this time around, it seems like they’re taking another stab at the world cfee. The company has announced that they’re launching a cfee-infused beverage called Pepsi Cafe which will also be available in vanilla. Expect to see this on shelves across the U.S. this April.
Pepsi admits that the soda game isn’t like it once was and in order to keep things refreshing and appeal to the youth, they’re coming through with a brand new drink that they hope will give their company a little bit a boost. “Cola has been a pretty stagnant category over the last 20-30 years,” vice president marketing for Pepsi, Todd Kaplan said. “As consumer preferences continue to evolve, we as Pepsi need to evolve as well to better meet those needs.”
Pepsi’s previously tried to launch cafe type products that haven’t necessarily been successful. The 90s had Pepsi Kona and in the 2000s, they tried to introduce Pepsi Max Cino. Kaplan is still optimistic about the reception Pepsi Cafe. “We think the consumers today have now caught up with this trend,” he said.
“We are confident that cola fans, iced cfee drinkers and anyone in need an extra caffeine boost will love the unexpected flavor medley roasted cfee infused into the refreshing, crisp flavor Pepsi,” he said in a press release.
Much in the same vein as a hero living long enough to become the villain, a Star Wars hater can find themselves donning the costume in a galaxy far far away. Though comedian Bill Burr has been eternally critical the ubiquitous franchise, it would appear the tides have changed. Maybe it was Baby Yoda that did him in. Maybe it was the bag. Either way, Bill Burr is ficially part the Star Wars extended universe, thanks to his recent cameo in Disney + series The Mandalorian.
In episode 6, titled “The Prisoner,” Burr holds it down as a mercenary by the name Mayfeld, a “Former Imperial sharpshooter.” Much to the delight fans, the comedian gets f a few fan-pleasing one-liners, making references to Jar Jar Binks, dubious Stormtrooper aim, and the maligned Last Jedi planet Canto Bight. Nothing can quell the unfiltered Burr cynicism, not even the steely presence The Mandalorian himself.
Have you been watching the new Star Wars series unfold? And if so, what did you make Bill Burr entering the fold?
Amar’e Stoudemire is attempting to make an NBA comeback, according to Marc Stein The New York Times.
The 37-year-old former NBA big-man has not played in the league since May 2016; however, he has continuously tried to prove he can still be an asset for teams. Stoudemire worked out for the Lakers over the summer.
“Amar’e Stoudemire has returned to the States from a brief stint in China and is working out in South Florida in hopes playing his way onto an NBA roster at 37, league sources say,” wrote Stein on Twitter Saturday night.
He continues, “Stoudemire recently had a 33-point, 17-rebound outing in China but returned in part, sources say, because the great distance away from his family, which remained in the States while he was playing for the Fujian Sturgeons.”
Even if Stoudemire can’t find his way back into the league, he’s still had a historic career. He’s a six-time NBA all-star, five-time All-NBA Team selection, and a former rookie–the-year. While he’s suffered from chronic knee problems throughout his time in the league, Stoudemire is still one the most prominent players from the 2000s.
While he’s a bit older, perhaps Stoudemire can enjoy a similar comeback to his former teammate Carmelo Anthony.
The Rock, it turns out, may have been a bit a gamer back in college.
In the new Sonic the Hedgehog trailer, Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, makes an f-hand joke about The Rock being president and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, himself, seems quite humbled by the moment.
“So crazy I used to love playing Sonic in college. Many moons later this… life can be so damn wildly unpredictable and surreal at times. 🤯,” he wrote on Twitter Saturday night while quote-tweeting the trailer.
Sonic the Hedgehog will follow Sonic and his newfound best friend, a human named Tom Wachowski, as they work together to stop the evil Dr. Robotnik from capturing Sonic and using his powers for world domination.
The film also stars Jim Carrey as Robotnik and James Marsden as Wachowski.
Sonic the Hedgehog hits theaters on February 14th, 2020.
The Rock most recently starred in Jumanji: The Next Level and Hobbs & Shaw. He also stars in the upcoming Disney film Jungle Cruise alongside Emily Blunt, Jesse Plemons and Paul Giamatti. Perhaps, he’ll be willing to make an appearance in a Sonic sequel.
Jungle Cruise will arrive in theaters on July 24th, 2020. Check out the trailer below.
According to the Associated Press, The Hallmark Channel is removing a string ads for a wedding-planning site that featured two women kissing before an altar.
“The debate surrounding these commercials on all sides was distracting from the purpose our network, which is to provide entertainment value,” Molly Biwer, senior vice president for public affairs and communications at Hallmark said in a statement obtained by the AP. “The Hallmark brand is never going to be divisive. We don’t want to generate controversy, we’ve tried very hard to stay out it … we just felt it was in the best interest the brand to pull them and not continue to generate controversy.”
The move may not have worked as controversy over removing the commercial broke out on Twitter. Ellen Degeneres wrote, “Isn’t it almost 2020? What are you thinking? Please explain. We’re all ears,” and Netflix promoted their LGBTQ films saying “Titles Featuring Lesbians Joyfully Existing And Also It’s Christmas Can We Just Let People Love Who They Love. 🎥 Let It Snow. 📺 Merry Happy Whatever.”
Mike Chi, Zola’s (the wedding-planning site) chief marketing ficer, says that the company has decided to pull the rest their ads from Hallmark. “The only difference between the commercials that were flagged and the ones that were approved was that the commercials that did not meet Hallmark’s standards included a lesbian couple kissing,” he said in a statement to the AP adding, “All kisses, couples and marriages are equal celebrations love and we will no longer be advertising on Hallmark.”
Saturday night, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Kamaru Usman beat rival Colby Covington in the UFC 245 headliner with a fifth-round TKO.
It was Usman’s first welterweight title defense and the victory maintains his perfect record in the UFC.
With such a big fight, came a lot great reactions on social media.
“When 2 wrestlers end up banging the whole fight!! Respect!!!👊🏽🔥,” wrote Brian Ortega on Twitter afterward.
Much the discourse was politically based, with Covington ostensibly supporting Trump throughout the build-up to the fight. “Kamaru Usman, The Nigerian Nightmare, who originally comes from one those “shit hole” countries according to Trump, just beat down his favorite fighter and MAGA supporter Colby Convington. He’ll be tweeting trash for a while because he can’t talk due to the broken jaw. #UFC245,” said Wajahat “Abu Khadija” Ali, a contributing writer for The New York Times.
“They were chanting ‘USA!’ for me, let’s be honest,” Usman said the crowd. “I’m more American than him. I am what it means to be an American. I’m an immigrant who came here and worked my ass f tirelessly to get to the top. I still prevailed, and that’s what it means to be an American.”
22News has reported that a gargantuan drug bust went down on New England soil, ultimately leading to the arrest 645 people. Given the scale the operation, the haul was appropriately massive, with DEA ficials reportedly seizing: 17.9 kilograms fentanyl, 7,800 fentanyl pills, 13.9 kilograms cocaine, 3.1 kilograms heroin, 2.5 kilograms methamphetamine, and 38.1 kilograms marijuana. The exact quantities arrive courtesy a press release the DEA shared with 22News.
The operation, which ran for two weeks, also led to the removal fifty-one illicit firearms from the street-level. Once again speaking with 22News, DEA agent Brian Boyle spoke about the aim his operation. “DEA’s top priority is to aggressively pursue anyone who distributes these deadly drugs,” he explained. “Those arrested need to be held accountable for their actions because they have chosen to distribute this poison and prit from the misery they spread.”
It’s unclear as to how 645 people were wrapped up in the operation, but with an expected haul $1.2 million, it’s clear this one ran deep. Given the ongoing opioid crisis ravaging the United States, is it really surprising to see Drug Enforcement Agents mobilizing to battle the spread head-on? Read the full report below.
Keanu Reeves fans are losing their minds. It was recently revealed that Matrix 4 from Warner Bros. and John Wick 4 from Lionsgate will be released on the same day. The movies will drop on May 21, 2021, which fans are now dubbing “Keanu Reeves Day.” The talented actor is in a career Renaissance. After staring in John Wick in 2014, Reeves began to pick up steam once again in the same fashion that he had while staring in the Matrix trilogy.
Reeve’s character Neo died in the last Matrix film, which has left many fans curious as to how they will bring him back into the story. New sensation Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who has starred in the new Watchmen series, Aquaman, Black Mirror, The Greatest Showman, and The Get Down, has been cast in the leading role for Matrix 4. John Wick 4 on the other hand, will pick up with the titular character fighting his way back from an almost lethal attack that has left him in the care the Bowery King. Fishburne is also set to star in Matrix 4 with Reeves, making it a back to back outing for both them.
Undefeated and Nike have joined forces for a wide-ranging Air Max 90 collection which will consist eight different colorways. After months rumors and speculation, Nike has ficially confirmed that the UNDFTD Air Max 90 collabs will initially launch December 27, exclusively at Undefeated, followed by a December 30 drop on SNKRS and SNEAKRS.
The eight-sneaker collection will consist both black and white-based Air Max 90s, featuring a premium leather construction, highlighted by either blue, infrared, green or yellow detailing. Each sneaker’s namesake color appears on the branding, laces, outsole, heel unit around the Air Max bubble, and stripe that encircles the silhouette. The kicks also come equipped with “UNDEFEATED” lace dubraes and UNDFTD logos on the heel in place the familiar “Nike Air” logo.
“A double mudguard — a unique element made possible by the band color — gives the Nike Air Max 90 Undefeated distinction from prior iterations the Air Max 90. This feature references the supercross jackets popular in the ’90s New York hip-hop scene, which was a foundational influence on the Undefeated team.”
The adult sizes will retail for $150, with two pre-school and toddler colorways (red/black and yellow/white, only) priced at $90 and $75, respectively. Continue scrolling for the ficial photos.