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Vince Staples doesn't leave things to chance. He's a big picture emcee, and as such, every one of his albums have had a unique conceptual or musical framework. Summertime '06 was a bleak nostalgia trip, while Big Fish Theory was an attempt to predict hip-hop's sonic future. Staples strips away the window dressing on his latest release, however. The aptly-titled Dark Times is his most stripped-down release yet, and still, the rapper manages to squeeze thematic resonance out of each single track. It's not an easy listen, but it's undeniably powerful one.

The sobering, soulful framework of Dark Times is immediately established with the song "Black&Blue." The grimness of the lyrics fuse with a gorgeous Sacred Souls sample to create something akin to a West Coast riff on Wu-Tang. Think "Tearz" with more bounce. Vince Staples sounds weary as ever on cuts like "Government Cheese" and "Shame on the Devil." The latter is especially wistful thanks to the uncredited backing vocals. The rapper's previous album, Ramona Park Broke My Heart, was a similarly moody affair, but it had G-funk flourishes to keep the listener bobbing their head. There's no such entry point on Dark Times.

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Vince Staples Puts The Focus On His Songwriting

Staples wants all ears to be on his songwriting. "Justin" is a showcase for the rapper's storytelling skills, while "Nothing Matters" pushes the bleakness to previously untapped levels. Dark Times is going to put off casual Staples fans (ones who are expecting something closer to his Netflix show), but it never veers too far in terms of self-indulgence. It's well thought out and economical.

There are even a couple hidden grooves like "Radio" and "Little Homies." The former sounds like it was pulled right out of Staples' self-titled album from 2021. Vince Staples is probably the closest in spirit to Dark Times: both will require patience to fully appreciate.

What are your thoughts on this brand-new album Dark Times by Vince Staples? Does it live up to the rest of the rapper's catalog? Is it his best album yet? Which song is your favorite? We would like to hear what you have to say, so be sure to leave your takes in the comments section. Additionally, always keep it locked in with HNHH for all of the latest news surrounding Vince Staples. Finally, stay with us for everything else going on around the music world.

  • Close Your Eyes and Swing

  • Black&Blue

  • Government Cheese

  • Children's Song

  • Shame on the Devil

  • Etouffee

  • Liars

  • Justin

  • "Radio"

  • Nothing Matters

  • Little Homies

  • Freeman

  • Why Won't the Sun Come Out?

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    JID Shares An Update On The Status Of His New Album

    It's been less than two years since JID released his last album The Forever Story in 2022. The album sports a feature-packed tracklist including appearances from Lil Wayne, Yasiin Bey, Ari Lennox, Lil Durk, 21 Savage, Baby Tate, Earthgang, and Kenny Mason. The record was a massive critical success and it spawned the viral TikTok hit "Surround Sound." The song surpassed 500k streams on Spotify alone following the challenge that saw people filming things from the perspective of their ceiling. The record had fans incredibly hyped for a follow-up, which JID just shared a new update on.

    The post features pictures of the rapper in a boxing ring, performing in a stadium and what looks like on a plane. The pics are from a recent trip as he explains in the comments. "finally back from Saudi Arabia and I'm just here to say it's so much behind the scenes/ in front of the scene work that goes in to each step of this sh*t and I am Truly Humble under God(Free thug)" his post begins. He goes on to share a quick update on the status of his new music. "for the people that help contribute to executing this amazing event. A nigga was 100 feet in the Air rapping bout some nigga Shit. Hip Hop is alive and well( album after tour)" his message concludes. Check out the entire post below.

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    JID's New Album Will Drop When He Wraps Up His Tour

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    JID's upcoming solo album isn't the only project he's apparently working on. Earlier this year Metro Boomin was asked about a previously announced collab between the pair and he shared a pretty positive update that had fans hyped. He confirmed that the album was absolutely "still a thing."

    What do you think of JID confirming that he's working on a new album and that it'll drop when he's done touring? Are you looking forward to hearing the follow-up to his massively acclaimed The Forever Story? Let us know in the comment section below.

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    ASAP Rocky's Alleged Shooting Trial Gets Official Start Date

    Today, a judge scheduled an official date for the beginning of ASAP Rocky's upcoming trial, after he pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree assault involving a semi-automatic firearm in January. The charges come from a 2021 incident that allegedly took place outside of a hotel in Hollywood. He's accused of pointing a gun at his former childhood friend and collaborator ASAP Relli, shooting in his direction various times, and grazing his hand once.

    Superior Court Judge Karla Kerlin determined that preliminary hearings will take place on June 28 and August 2 of this year, and the trial will officially begin on October 21. ASAP Rocky was not present in court when she made her decision. Kerlin's ruling comes after Judge ML Villar ruled that there is sufficient evidence for the rapper to stand trial, despite his attorneys pushing back.

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    ASAP Rocky's Trial To Begin On October 21, 2024

    A$AP Rocky attends as Tiffany & Co. celebrates the debut of the Tiffany Titan by Pharrell Williams Collection at Tiffany & Co. Landmark on May 02, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)

    In court today, Kerlin also noted that ASAP Rocky has until July 19 to file a planned motion to dismiss the case. After the performer entered his not-guilty pleas earlier this year, his lawyer Joe Tacopina appeared confident in his ability to prove his client's innocence and indicated that they wouldn't be seeking a plea deal. "We're going to try the case in the courtroom," he told reporters at the time. "And when we do, facts will come out that show that he's truly innocent. And that he's a victim in this case."

    What do you think of ASAP Rocky's upcoming trial getting an official start date at the end of October? What about the charges he's facing? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep an eye on HNHH for more updates.

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    Nike Zoom Vomero 5 "Cool Grey" Coming Soon

    Nike Zoom Vomero 5 "Cool Grey" Coming Soon
    Cool Grey
    Nike Zoom Vomero 5

    Nike is set to release the Zoom Vomero 5 in an elegant "Cool Grey" colorway. This iteration features a sophisticated blend of various shades of grey. The upper is constructed from breathable mesh, offering a light and comfortable feel. Different tones of grey create a layered effect. The darker grey overlays provide depth and contrast. Lighter grey accents on the laces and midsole add a subtle touch of brightness. The design is both sleek and modern. The signature Zoom Air cushioning ensures superior comfort and responsiveness.

    Reflective elements are integrated into the design. These add a hint of shine and enhance visibility in low light. The overall aesthetic is minimalistic yet striking. The "Cool Grey" colorway is perfect for those who appreciate a versatile sneaker. It can easily transition from casual to athletic wear. The grey palette makes it a timeless addition to any collection. Anticipation for the release is high. Sneaker enthusiasts and fans of the Vomero line eagerly await its launch. Be sure to grab the Nike Zoom Vomero 5 "Cool Grey" when it drops.

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    "Cool Grey" Nike Zoom Vomero 5

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     The uppers are a white mesh material, with grey and silver leather overlays. The midsole showcases a white color, providing a sleek look. Further, with a durable rubber outsole in grey, these shoes offer excellent traction on various surfaces. The sneaker combines simplicity and functionality, making it a stylish choice for both casual runners and sneaker enthusiasts.

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    Sneaker Bar Detroit reports that the Nike Zoom Vomero 5 "Cool Grey" is going to be released sometime this fall. Also, the retail price of the sneakers will be $160 when they are released. Further, make sure to let us know what you think about these kicks in the comments below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the most recent updates and news from the sneaker community. We'll make sure to offer you the newest products from the most notable brands.

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    Post Malone has pushed hip-hop into some interesting directions. He got his start as a crooning rapper, but the more time passes, and the more ambitious he becomes, the harder it gets to categorize his style. We're talking about an artist who has collabs with both Justin Bieber and Ozzy Osborne. A guy who just put out a smash single with Morgan Wallen. It should then come as no surprise that the next artist Post Malone has in mind for a collaboration is country superstar Blake Shelton.

    Post Malone shared a video of the untitled collab on his Instagram. The video footage sees the artist crack open a beer and vibe out in a recording studio, while the audio gives us our first hint of what his and Shelton's voices sound like together. Spoiler: they sound pretty good. The song has an uptempo party feel, which plays to the strengths of both artists. It falls within the wheelhouse of their lyrical focuses, which is partying and having a good time (when it's not about being heartbroken).

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    Post Malone Teased His Uptempo Country Hit On IG

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    "Somebody pour me a drink, somebody bum me a smoke," Malone and Shelton sing in unison. "I'm 'bout to get on a buzz/ I'm 'bout to get on a roll. I've been breaking my back, just keepin' up with the Joneses." It's ironic that Post Malone's credibility with country fans has been bolstered by the likes of Wallen and Blake Shelton, given that he was one of the features on Beyonce's Cowboy Carter album. The fact that Queen Bey felt his inclusion was warranted only speaks to his impressive blurring of genre lines.

    Post Malone has been vocal about his love for country music in the past. The "White Iverson" rapper told podcast host Joe Rogan that it's one of his favorite genres. He made a point of drawing the line between traditional country and some of the radio-friendly stuff, though.

    "The whole Johnny Cash... he always sang murder ballads," Malone noted. "It's the old school production, it's the old school voice. And I find a lot of the time in country now, it's very overproduced... Whenever I'm listening to that [country], it makes me feel like I'm a hard a*s." We're curious to see how the artist threads the needle between this old school country and the radio-friendly music he makes.

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    Nike Air Max 1 "Olympic" Officially Revealed

    Nike Air Max 1 "Olympic" Officially Revealed
    Nike Air Max 1

    This fall, Nike introduces the Air Max 1 in a stunning "Olympic" colorway. The sneaker features a clean white base, setting a crisp foundation for the design. Navy blue overlays add a rich contrast, enhancing the shoe's classic look. Light grey overlays provide a subtle yet sophisticated touch. They blend seamlessly with the white and navy blue, creating a balanced color scheme. The standout feature is the metallic gold Swoosh, adding a luxurious flair to the sneaker. Red branding elements further elevate the design. The vibrant red details on the tongue and heel tab pop against the neutral tones.

    The combination of these colors pays homage to the global sporting event. The Nike Air Max 1 "Olympic" also boasts the signature Air Max cushioning for comfort and support. The white midsole and navy outsole complete the look, ensuring durability and style. This release is highly anticipated by sneaker enthusiasts and fans of the Air Max line. The "Olympic" colorway offers a fresh yet timeless aesthetic, perfect for both casual wear and athletic performance. Be sure to watch for its release this fall and add this iconic pair to your collection.

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    "Olympic" Nike Air Max 1

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    The sneaker features a navy and green rubber sole and a clean white midsole. A white mesh constructs the base of the uppers, with navy blue and light grey overlays. Also, a metallic gold Nike Swoosh adorns the sides. White laces and red Nike branding on the tongue and the heels complete the design.

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    Nice Kicks reports that the Nike Air Max 1 "Olympic" will be released later this fall. Also, the retail price of the sneakers will be $150 when they drop. Further, make sure to let us know what you think about these kicks in the comments below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the most recent updates and news from the sneaker community. We'll make sure to offer you the newest products from the most notable brands.

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    Mach-Hommy was riding high off the release of his new album, RICHAXXHAITIAN. It's the biggest release of his career thus far, and has been met with universal praise from critics and fans. It looked destined to be the rapper's best-selling release, but something went wrong. Mach-Hommy issued a public service announcement to his fans on May 23rd, claiming that Spotify dropped the ball with the rollout. Not only is the album no longer available on the platform, but Mach-Hommy is not seeing any payment from the days it actually was.

    The former Griselda rapper posted his 15-minute PSA to X (formerly Twitter). He held up a newspaper with the date, then proceeded to break down Spotify's failings. "This past Monday, I woke up to several messages informing me that my album was compromised," he explained. "I get with my team, we start looking at stuff, then sh*t look weird. We realize, oh sh*t, there's no album. The album is gone. It's gone off Spotify, which is kind of wild." Mach-Hommy reached out to Spotify to figure out what went wrong, but more questions arose. "They say they thought it was me who took it down," he explained.

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    Mach-Hommy Also Experienced YouTube Issues

    rapper Mach-Hommy drops a 15 minute PSA video for his fans after his new album #RICHAXXHAITIAN got deleted from Spotify, and he had difficulties with Youtube

    it was also the #1 Hip Hop album on iTunes this week at one point
    — SOUND (@itsavibe) May 23, 2024

    The rapper asserted that he did not take RICHAXXHAITIAN down. More importantly, though, he asked why he wasn't contacted by Spotify about the missing album. "Well, regardless of whether or not you thought it was me or not," he recalled asking. "Why were we not notified, or at least someone from my team? This is a new release. I just dropped this." Mach-Hommy then revealed that he ran into a similar issue on YouTube, where he was unable to change his profile or upload new videos. "They tell you they don't know what's going on," he noted. "They've investigated it for ten plus days. The ticket has been escalated all over the departments."

    Mach-Hommy has yet to determine the cause of both situations. He did, however, shower his fans with praise. Despite the Spotify and YouTube complications, RICHAXXHAITIAN went number one on iTunes hip-hop charts. "If that ain't love, I don't know what is," he asserted. "I really appreciate that sh*t... For me, I was informed by that move y'all made. I was inspired by that."

    The rapper encouraged fans to continue streaming his new album on Apple Music, and other streaming platforms until the Spotify situation gets worked out. "Y'all should go to Apple and download so it ain't got nothing to do with nobody manipulating nothing."

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    It goes without saying that Khloe Kardashian has come a long way since revealing that her ex Tristan Thompson cheated on her again. Evidently, the Good American founder isn't interested in doing any backtracking. After the athlete fathered a child with another woman amid her own pregnancy, she made it clear that she was done with him for good. So far, she appears to have stuck to her word.

    The first episode of the fifth season of The Kardashians premiered today and goes to show just how over it Khloe really is. At one point in the episode, Tristan joked that they should combine both of their homes with a tunnel so they can easily reach each other. According to him, they'd be able to "just live as one big happy family." Unsurprisingly, she looked less than enthused by the suggestion, rolling her eyes and just barely cracking a smile.

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    Khloe Kardashian Is Over It

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    "Mm, No," she said as Thompson continued to compare their relationship to various "dynamic duos." In a confessional, Khloe explained how it can be frustrating to maneuver the relationship. She said she has to be careful not to give her ex any ideas. "I mean come on, let's just... You know where I stand," she began. "Sometimes I hate how much I have to think and be on guard to not do anything that might ever give a glimmer that there's hope."

    After chatting with Thompson for a bit, Khloe gave him a hug. She then urged him to "let go" after he held on for a bit too long. She also told him not to "walk so close" to her on their way out. What do you think of Khloe Kardashian rejecting Tristan Thompson on the latest episode of The Kardashians? Are you surprised? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep an eye on HNHH for more updates.

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    K. Michelle and Tamar Braxton's feud is one news story that never seems to go out of date. The singers have engaged each other in social media outbursts for years. It is difficult to understand why the pair are always in the news over their beef. However, rather than settle their issues or just ignore each other, they successfully find a way to reignite hostilities. It is not like Tamar and Michelle have not tried to make peace with each other. After all, they performed together at the 2015 BET Awards. However, they found themselves exchanging insults soon after.

    The singers again became the center of attention after Beyoncé released her country album, Cowboy Carter. During an interview, Tamar paid homage to Beyoncé, praising her for representing Black artists well in country music. However, although Tamar didn't mention K. Michelle's name during the interview, the latter still took offense and responded, sparking a back-and-forth. Tamar Braxton and K. Michelle's latest spat made fans wonder why they keep locking horns. Here is a breakdown of the their beef history, from how it started to its latest exchange.

    K. Michelle's Abuse Allegations & Tamar Braxton's Subtle Shade

    K. Michelle and Tamar Braxton's beef began in 2012 following the premiere of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. During an episode, Michelle, who was a cast member on the reality TV show, made accusations against an ex-boyfriend. She alleged that the ex-boyfriend physically abused her when they were dating. She also alleged that he had a hand in blackballing her after their split. Michelle mentioned no names while opening up about her alleged abuser, but fans later realized she spoke about Jive Records' former A&R, Memphitz. Although Memphitz denied Michelle's claims, court records later proved she spoke the truth. However, before all of that, Tamar seemingly waded into the issue.

    When Michelle made the allegations against Memphitz, he was married to Toya Wright. Toya and Tamar were friends, so the latter felt Michelle's allegations didn't hold water. However, rather than keep her thoughts to herself, Tamar went on X, then known as Twitter, to post a message to Toya while an episode of Love & Hip Hop aired. She wrote, "Oh have fun and let this girl sell her fairytale." Michelle found out about Tamar's post and didn't respond kindly. The ladies engaged each other in back-and-forth subtweets. Eventually, Tamar felt threatened and sent a cease and desist to Michelle.

    K. Michelle spoke about her abuse allegations and issues with Tamar during a radio interview with TT Torrez. She emphasized that she was telling the truth about Memphitz and hoped he was a different man in his marriage to Toya. Meanwhile, she said of Tamar, "The one person I am mad at is Tamar Braxton, that muppet. She needs to have several seats. [...] Because she deleted the tweets, because people were tweeting me what she said. She was saying to Toya, 'Oh have fun. Let this girl stay in her fairytales. And stay in her fairytales' All I tweeted was 'I like Toni anyway.' I don't play in those little games. The muppet needs to get it together. She needs to stay away from me."

    K. Michelle & Tamar Braxton Fight Over Wig

    Damn! I lost my wig!!!........
    — Tamar Estine (@TamarBraxtonHer) August 13, 2013

    K. Michelle released her Rebellious Soul album in 2013, but it caused another issue between her and Tamar Braxton. After the album's release, Tamar seemingly insinuated Michelle stole her look and tweeted, "Damn! I lost my wig!!!!...." Tamar followed with another tweet, "#shadebutnoshade." Michelle didn't waste time responding to Tamar. She returned fire by tweeting, "You didn't lose your wig, Kermit snatched it." With the Kermit reference, Michelle meant that Tamar resembled the muppet character, Miss Piggy. Michelle didn't end her onslaught there. She went ahead to insinuate that Tamar buys her own records and lip-syncs by tweeting, "Rebel against muppets gone wild! No shade. Rebel against lip synching and buying ur own singles. Noshade."

    Afterward, Michelle ended by writing, "I'm in a positive place but I ain't no punk!!! Dont come for a G. Now let me go to the boys and girls club and talk to the kids." Rather than responding to Michelle, Tamar shared a picture of her baby son Logan. She also promoted her then-upcoming LP Love and War.

    K. Michelle & Tamar Braxton Argue Over Album Sales

    Humble yourself! You bout SEVERAL of those albums. I sold over a 100,000 albums 2, just 4 days after u. SHE is not winning like SHE thinks.
    — K. Michelle (@kmichelle) September 9, 2013

    Michelle tried to make peace with Tamar afterward by buying her Love and War album and encouraging fans to do the same. However, Tamar wasn't having it. She spoke about the "V.S.O.P" singer while promoting her album on The Breakfast Club. When asked about her issues with Michelle, Tamar said Michelle buying her album didn't undo her previous bad deeds. She said, "I really don't talk about the people who bully me, like if you do one good gesture, does that make up for you calling me a muppet and for telling everybody I lipsync? I don't want to talk about her. On my third day, I sold over 100,000 copies of my album, so we're not even in the same conversation in life."

    After Tamar's album sales comment went viral, Michelle responded via several posts on X. In one of her tweets, she explained that she bought Tamar's album to support her but didn't understand why she was the bully in the situation. Michelle also tweeted, "Humble yourself! You bout SEVERAL of those albums. I sold over a 100,000 albums 2, just 4 days after u. SHE is not winning like SHE thinks."

    In another tweet, Michelle asked Tamar not to worry about her album sales but about finding her original face. She added, "My sales are REAL, nothing political ALL HARD WORK." Michelle also responded to Tamar calling her a bully by tweeting, "You keep throwing rocks at me and then u run and hide behind Vince's man boobs! U not above getting checked shady boots!" The singer ended her tirade by tweeting, "Now stop coming for me. There's enough room for everybody! Just shut up and sing!"

    K. Michelle Says She's Done With The Beef

    Not long after Michelle's Twitter tirade, Tamar appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show. During the show, she was asked about her and Michelle's issues. However, Tamar responded by acting as though she didn't know who Michelle was. She replied, "Who? K Mart, where they sell Nicki's clothes at? That's the only K I know." K. Michelle appeared on The Skorpion Show and spoke about her beef with Tamar Braxton. During the interview, Michelle said she was done with the beef. However, she reiterated that she didn't start fights with Tamar but only responded to her shades. Michelle explained, "I always win arguments, and just because I win them doesn't mean I start them."

    In another interview with The Demi Lobo Podcast, Michelle said Tamar was insecure and wanted to be young like her. She said she constantly tried to remain positive about the situation. She said of Tamar, "This lady is 40. There's no reason why. I am a new artist, you are 40, you just had a baby. Like, I don't even know her, and she continues to comment and poke, but people are so used to me being aggressive. At first, they thought it was me, but then when you start to pay attention, I'm never saying anything." Michelle also asked Tamar to leave her alone and stop coming for her.

    K. Michelle & Tamar Braxton Perform At The BET Awards 2015

    Hope that K. Michelle and Tamar Braxton could be friends arose when they performed together at the 2015 BET Awards. Before the performance, Tamar spoke to ET about her and Michelle. She said, "I'm doing a very special performance with myself and K. Michelle, who in the past, you know, we've both had a lot of disagreements just about, I guess life in general." She revealed that the BET performance would be the first time she and Michelle would be meeting each other. Tamar concluded, "I'm just really excited because I'm really about girls sticking up for each other and being there for each other, and it's time for all the nonsense to stop and let's just empower each other and be great!"

    Tamar also discussed the performance in a post on X. She said people change, and she and Michelle were moving forward positively. The pair tweeted about the performance multiple times, raising anticipation levels. The day came, and the previously feuding women serenaded the audience at the 2015 BET Awards as they joined Patti LaBelle for a lovely rendition of her song, "If Only You Knew."

    K. Michelle & Tamar Braxton Reignite Feud

    Many hoped K. Michelle and Tamar Braxton's performance at the 2015 BET Awards would mark the beginning of more collaborations. However, that was not to be, as the R&B singers soon returned to their old ways. In April 2018, Michelle opened up about how she was recovering after removing her butt injections in January 2018. She revealed she was dealing with complications from the procedure. Before going to surgery, Michelle appeared on The Steve Harvey Show to share details about her removal. Weeks later, Tamar also appeared on the show to join in a conversation about the benefits and risks involved in plastic surgery.

    Tamar said all the right things during her appearance. However, she could have done so without leaving any subtle hint of shade at Michelle. The "Pieces" singer said, "I just think that you do have to do your research. But you can't be thinking you're gonna go ahead and have plastic surgery on the Groupon. Ain't no plastic surgery on sale! Like that's not gonna happen." She added, "And if it's on sale-nine times out of ten-you're not supposed to get it from the person that's having a sale. Don't do that." Tamar did not specifically mention Michelle or say she had cheap surgery. However, given the pair's history, her words sounded like a subtle shade at Michelle, who was suffering complications from her butt removal surgery.

    Unsurprisingly, despite not being named, Michelle took Tamar's response personally and went on X to clap back. She wrote, "Ugly face a*s milk dud." She also tweeted, "Tell that to your left nostril broke joke." Tamar added another tweet, writing, "You so called paid all that money and your nose is still doing the Gangsta lean." Afterward, she tweeted, "Good night. Going back to heal and mind my own business like I always do, not bothering anybody!"

    Things Get Heated

    You start something AGAIN then cry like a victim. I wasnt bothering a soul Bring up my child we got beef Forever! 10 years old then me and keep going. Don't Act your current wage act your age Charles Barkley.
    — K. Michelle (@kmichelle) April 26, 2018

    Although Tamar didn't respond directly to Michelle's tweets, she made a post that heated things up even more. Tamar shared a video of her son Logan and added a lengthy caption to the post. In her caption, Tamar wrote, "I'm just a Mother who takes care of her SON no MATTER WHAT!! I'll NEVER trade him for a night out, a man, nor a job #mygift #imaREALmom #bestjobever #heliveswithME shout out to all the amazing real mothers!! Love yall." Many people perceived Tamar was shading Michelle with her caption because the latter opened up about allowing her son to stay with relatives to allow her to pursue her career.

    Michelle didn't waste time clapping back after discovering Tamar's post. Taking to X, she wrote, "I woke up this morning excited about seeing my family. Yesterday it was just shocking to me how a person can continue to take shots at a person after years for no reason even when Their very own life is in shambles. I then realize the head and heart are just miserable." In another tweet, Michelle wrote, "Never bask in the distress of others but know that karma has and will bring them to their feet."

    Tamar responded by updating the caption of her post about her son. She added, "Love yall this is why I turn my comments off because it IS ok to pat yourself on the back!! It's hard working your a*s off all day like most of us do THEN go home and be A FULL TIME parent! Shade who for WHAT!!?!? Gtf up please."

    Tamar also addressed the issue on Instagram Live. She said, "If you're getting victory and joy out of talking bad about somebody or think that's fun or jumping on social media to talk about somebody, criticize or ridicule them, then you're lame, and it's late, and it's played out, and I'm simply nothing like that. That's not the objective of my life." K. Michelle fired back on X, writing, "No tater tot formed against me shall prosper." She addressed Tamar, writing, "You start something AGAIN then cry like a victim. I wasn't bothering a soul Bring up my child we got beef Forever! 10 years old then me and keep going. Don't Act your current wage act your age Charles Barkley."

    K. Michelle Calls Tamar Braxton A Muppet Again

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    Two months after their back-and-forth, K. Michelle and Tamar were at it again. This time, the issue was over comments Tamar made about the income Love & Hip Hop cast members received. Then, Tamar wasn't pleased with her sister Traci's decision to keep filming their reality TV show, Braxton Family Values, with friends rather than family. When a fan asked about Tamar's opinion on Traci's decision, she replied, "[Traci isn't getting paid and] she is getting LESS than lahh [Love and Hip Hop]... basically nothing." K. Michelle found out about Tamar's comments and clapped back in her usual fashion. During an Instagram Live, the former Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta star responded to Tamar, saying, "Ta-muppet talking about what we make on Love and Hip Hop. Girl, you ain't paying your coins either, honey. You getting kicked out of your house. You ain't getting too much on We."

    K. Michelle Accuses Tamar Braxton Of Sleeping With Jermaine Dupri's Father

    Tamar Braxton appeared on the May 2020 episode of TS Madison's Supreme Virtual Court and was asked who she thought would win a #Verzus battle between Monica and Brandy. In response, Tamar praised Brandy and Mo and encouraged them to participate in the performance. However, when asked if she would battle with K. Michelle, Tamar showed no interest in answering. It took Tamar a month to respond, and when she did, all hell broke loose.

    In a video, Michelle, who had just released her fifth LP, All Monsters Are Human, and was working on a follow-up project at the time, first spoke about how much time she was spending at the studio. Afterward, she moved on to speaking about Tamar, who she called a muppet again. Michelle said, "I've been fighting my whole f*cking life and now I'm supposed to fight a b*tch with no edges?" She added, "I'm supposed to fight a muppet? How do you slay a muppet that's still talking sh-t and still running her motherf-- mouth! Y'all want me to fight a cartoon character."

    Later in the video, Michelle claimed Tamar was in an affair with Jermaine Dupri's father. She also claimed Jermaine's mom beat Tamar up in an elevator. Michelle said, "You can't go around talkin' 'bout nobody when you was sleepin' with a married man! You was sleepin' with Jermaine Dupri daddy! How you sleep with Jermaine Dupri daddy and get yo' a** beat by Jermaine Dupri momma in a elevator?...but you wanna talk about me? I don't f*ck with married men! Hmm. But you so holy...rice and beans and cabbage. Hmm, hmm, hmm. Tellin' the truth. I ain't never lied. Got drug up off that elevator. Whoop! Whoop! You know who you are! Whoop! Next!"

    While Tamar did not respond to K. Michelle's accusations, her then-boyfriend David Adefeso leaped to her defense during an episode of their YouTube show, Quarantine & Coupled with Tamar Braxton and David Adefeso. The Nigerian-born entrepreneur discussed how Michelle's accusations made him feel. He said, "What I saw this morning made me sad because I saw one strong Black woman, [a] strong good-looking Black woman, tear another strong, good-looking Black woman down and it broke my heart." David added, "What makes me sad is Tamar now gotta defend herself against something which is false. Against something which was concocted. Against something which was meant to defame her character. As her man, it broke my heart."

    K. Michelle & Tamar Braxton Feud Over Country Music

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    Beyoncé's Cowboy Carter album was groundbreaking in more ways than one, as it stirred up discussions about how Black musicians can explore and conquer the music genre. Before Beyoncé released the album, K. Michelle revealed she would fully transition into Country music after her September 2023 project, I'm The Problem. Although K. Michelle didn't feature in Beyoncé's country album, she received flowers from the legendary songstress. Michelle took to her Instagram page to reveal the flowers Beyoncé sent her. Accompanying the flowers was a note. Queen Bey wrote, "You're killing it! I love what you've been doing and I know it's not easy to enter a new space. Sending you positivity and respect. I hope to meet you one day. Love, Beyoncé." Michelle appreciated Beyoncé's gesture and said she was motivated to release her first country album.

    In April 2024, Tamar Braxton appeared on the We Sound Crazy podcast and was asked to share her thoughts on Cowboy Carter. She responded, "I think that Black country is so necessary. I'm so happy that people with talent, who can actually sing country music that are Black people, are finally getting the recognition they deserve." Tamar added, "I just really appreciate Beyoncé for opening the door for all the other Black artists that have rode that wave behind the floodgates." Those comments from Tamar were unproblematic, but her next words stirred controversy.

    Tamar said some people didn't respect Black culture well in country music. She explained, "There are a couple of people who not have should been singing Country Black music that were awful and it was concerning for me." Tamar added, "I'm not trying to be funny; it just didn't sound good. You've got to make sure if you're going to step into a new genre of music and represent've gotta right. You can't be all autotuned down and flarp." Tamar didn't mention K. Michelle's name but the latter responded to her.

    Taking to X, Michelle clapped back at Tamar with some insults. She tweeted, "Imagine you keep playing with someone who's minding they business, then BOOM. They sick of you. One tweet and screenshot and it's over 4ya." In another post, Michelle wrote, "I don't pull stunts Raggedy Ann, I pull cards." Michelle continued her tirade by writing, "Loud Cackling hyena." She posted a picture of a muppet, which she captioned, "How many times are you going to keep calling for something you can't handle upon its arrival? Huh Janice?"

    K. Michelle made further posts where she said she was going back to being peaceful and minding her business. In another tweet, she said, "I've grown, I've healed, but I'm not weak. Leave me alone. I'll turn the other cheek but I'll slap yours first." Word of Tamar and Michelle's beef spread, and fans started wading in. A fan tweeted in Tamar's defense, saying she wasn't referring to Michelle with her comments. Tamar responded to the fan's post, "I absolutely was not!! I said a FEW artists! I paid homage to Beyonce 4bringing positive attention to country music. There are people who i don't address n don't mention/shade to keep mess away... where was all this chatter when my song went #1. I mind my business and go to work."

    Tamar also responded directly to Michelle's tweet. She wrote, "I wasn't speaking about you. I would have said your name." She added, "I was speaking of country "Black" music that I have heard before that I didn't enjoy." Tamar concluded, "I wish you the best on all your future endeavors. I only want to beef with the devil. The End." However, Michelle didn't buy Tamar's words. She jumped on the comment section of TNT's post to call her archnemesis out.

    Per Vibe, Michelle commented, "Y'all know I wouldn't be saying anything. She knows exactly what she's doing. She's been going on for months now, well years, she's just very hurt acting out. It has to stop TODAY." Michelle accused Tamar of bringing her up, throwing shades at her, and then playing the victim. She said, "I'm just not going to keep playing with her. It's played out, but she WILL stop. I can overlook negativity all day but don't keep poking at me even at shows." Michelle claimed she had information about Tamar that the latter wouldn't want her to reveal. She also told Tamar there was no reason for her to continue subbing and jabbing her.

    Michelle continued, "It's like you have to be seen even if it's shading and negativity. Bitter Betty. Live in your talent, not in your drama. Lesson I had 2 learn and worked out 4me. I have a right to defend and be sick of your sh*t." Concluding, she warned Tamar to leave her alone. She wrote, "I finally say in front of everyone LEAVE ME ALONE or else. I stand on that, you should try it. Your 9 whole years older than me, you should set an example of some sort. Now go play victim."

    Tamar didn't respond to Michelle, and things quietened afterward. One can only wonder if this signals the end of the on-again, off-again feud between two women who have done so much for the music industry. What do you think about K. Michelle and Tamar Braxton's beef? Do you think they will soon get into another online spat? Let us know your thoughts on their never-ending feud in the comments section.

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    NLE Choppa's new song "SLUT ME OUT 2" is whatever the exact opposite of kid-friendly is. The song is even raunchier than the original and has come with a promotional campaign featuring a number of NSFW moments. That included a viral photo shoot where he recreated a classic Tupac bathtub photo using excessive chains and rubber ducks. It also included a hilarious performance of the sex anthem with some of the last people you'd expect, his own parents. Now the song is once again creeping into territory you wouldn't expect given how raunchy it is.

    The song is making its impact on graduation ceremonies around the world, though unsurprisingly it's not because they're actually playing the track. It's because students all around the world are hitting the signature walk associated with the song and video as they make their way across the stage. Since it's the time of year where millions of students are graduating it's very easy to find tons of videos online of fans sharing videos of themselves doing the walk while accepting their diplomas. Check out a compilation of just a few of the videos below.

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    NLE Choppa Fans Bringing His Walk To Graduation




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    "SLUT ME OUT 2" isn't the only new single Choppa has released recently. He followed up the highly-anticipated sequel with the equally raunchy two-prat cut "Stickin And Movin." While the latter has only racked up 1 million streams on Spotify, the former has already crossed the 10 million stream threshold. Recently he discussed his tendency to write songs of a particularly raunchy nature and revealed a detail that many fans were surprised by. He claims that he writes his best NSFW songs while celibate, rather than pulling directly from his own active experiences.

    What do you think of students all over the world doing NLE Choppa's "SLUT ME OUT 2" dance during their graduation? Are you surprised the song has caught on so much given how graphic is is? Let us know in the comment section below.

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