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|Tue, October 20, 2020 at 9:49 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
It's always fascinating to witness the raw and rugged come up of an artist who has otherwise presented themselves as glowing celebrities. In rap, especially, artists often come from the mud, hustling day in and day out until they finally "make it." Eminem is no exception. Some incredibly rare footage re-emerged this week revealing a young Eminem taking the stage as an underground MC from Detroit, years before signing to Dr. Dre.
Brenda Chase/Online USA/Getty ImagesThe video remains one of the earliest pieces of footage of Eminem performing on stage. Though there could be more, the video was uploaded by Random Clips in 2017, revealing the live concert took place alongside D12 in 1996, three years before he signed a deal with Dr. Dre. The song's called "Low Down Dirty" and the Redman influence is evident as ever. Em and D12 are seen rocking a small crowd of people who are bobbing their heads along.
Those who are aware of Em's history know the single he performed. It appeared on the 1997 Slim Shady EP which is reportedly what caught Dr. Dre's interest in the young Detroit rapper early on.
Eminem, of course, went on to become one of the biggest rappers known to man who continues to rack up plaques and accolades, over 20 years later. Just last week, it was revealed his single, "Lose Yourself" recently hit 1B streams on Spotify.
|Tue, October 20, 2020 at 9:43 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Kanye West is a man of many ambitions, as anyone in the pop culture know can attest. And while he has certainly managed to thrive in some departments, namely in the realms of music and fashion, Kanye West recently made a valiant attempt to crossover into the tumultuous and downright volatile world of politics. Though he did manage to land on a few ballots here and there, it's safe to say that Kanye's Presidential campaign was basically a bust -- one that ultimately proved rather costly, at that.
Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesAccording to American political journalist Ben Jacobs of the NY Mag, in September alone, Kanye West went on to spend over three million of his own dollars on his Birthday Party campaign. Jacobs also maintains that as per the FEC report West recently filed, his campaign was able to fundraise a total of $2782, broken down as follows: $1582 in unitemized contributions of under $200, and two separate itemized contributions of $1000 and $200.
Jacobs also confirms that Ye only recently (October 19th) contributed an additional $2 million dollars, an indication that he has no intention of slowing this one down anytime soon. He also clarifies that Kanye West has spent a grand total of $12 million dollars on his presidential campaign, with only a fraction having come directly from donors. "West has loaned his campaign $9.76 million and contributed $2.11 million to it," tweets Jacob. "His campaign has raised $17,635 from donors."
It should be noted that Kanye West has also spent millions of dollars hiring Republican consulting firms, including the Lincoln Strategy Group, to whom he now reportedly owes $193,000. In addition to this, Yeezy is also reportedly in the hole for $1.2 million to the Fortified Consulting group. Considering that Kanye is looking at virtually zero chance at securing the Presidency, it's hard not to wince upon seeing the total numbers -- even though few artists are as rich as the Yeezy billionaire, who certainly has a sizable fortune to throw around.
Check out the summary of tweets below.
|Tue, October 20, 2020 at 9:11 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
As it should, this situation keeps coming back to haunt Tekashi 6ix9ine.
When he first starting breaking out as a superstar rapper, 6ix9ine kept being reminded of a video he posted back in 2015, showing him and a friend using an underage girl in a sexual performance. Despite him pleading guilty and explaining his side of the story, he is now being sued by a woman who claims she was the girl being used in the video.
Shareif Ziyadat/WireImage/Getty ImagesAs reported by TMZ, a woman is suing the rapper with regards to the video, which allegedly shows her being used in a sexual performance by 6ix9ine and another adult, identified as Tay Milly, while underage.
The woman is going by Jane Doe, and she's claiming that she was thirteen at the time of the video. She says that, in addition to being underage, she was also under the influence of drugs and alcohol and was unable to give consent.
Legal documents state that Doe was featured in three videos that 6ix9ine posted. The first shows her giving Tay Milly oral sex with 6ix9ine behind her, thrusting against her behind. 6ix9ine was clothed and did not engage in penetrative or oral sex with the girl. The second clip allegedly shows her sitting on the rapper's lap, wearing nothing but a bra and underwear. In the third video, she allegedly lays naked across both men while Milly gropes her.
Jane Doe is suing both men for child sexual assault, child sexual abuse, and emotional distress.
Bob Levey/Getty ImagesIn a recent interview with the New York Times, 6ix9ine spoke about the incident.
"Going back to the 13-year-old girl — I was 18 at the time. Am I this 40-year-old Jeffrey Epstein-type?" he asked. "I admit to all my wrongs, right? I pleaded guilty to [using] a child in a sexual performance, and then I took responsibility for that. The thing with the 13-year-old girl, I was at the wrong place at the wrong time. The justice system makes you feel so guilty for something and they beat it into your head. 'You’re not taking responsibility for it!' And the whole time, you’re telling the honest truth. Listen, I went to this place, and these guys brought this underage girl. I’m filming it, uploading it for the masses to see. If you committed a murder, would you upload that to Instagram? I uploaded it to social media for the world to see! You’re thinking there’s no crime being committed. When the cops came to get me, I said, what happened? I turned myself in."
We'll keep you posted on any developments.
|Tue, October 20, 2020 at 9:11 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
While YFN Lucci has remained a fixture on TheShadeRoom, he's continued to drop off tons of new music to balance out the salacious headlines. The rapper returned this week with an emotional offering titled, "Sept. 7th." Lucci's latest record is an introspective take on his outlook on the world around him, especially as he balances relationships with his day ones. "Sept. 7th" addresses an apparent falling out between YFN Lucci and his friend, rapping, "I swear I used have a heart, it went ghost on me/ I put my trust in a n***a and he stole from me." Throughout the track, YFN Lucci also makes reference to his love life and friends who've died or are incarcerated.
The loose single arrives just weeks after releasing his last single, "Man Down." This year, he released the Corona Pack EP as well as the single, "Wet" which has received remixes with appearances from Mulatto, Bigga Rankin, and Jada Kingdom, among others.
Check out the latest from YFN Lucci below.
Rollin' like a scooter
Gotta free my main man, shawty was a shooter
200 thousand on the airplane, probably should've flew
Private, how the hell you made it out the zoo? Grindin'
|Tue, October 20, 2020 at 8:47 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
JayDaYoungan is perhaps best known for beefing with Youngboy Never Broke Again, and for a slew of songs that have hit the streets hard. Unfortunately, it turns out that, in real life, he may not be too respectable because, for the second time this year, he has been arrested for reportedly attacking a woman.
At the beginning of this year, we reported on JayDaYoungan being arrested for beating his pregnant girlfriend. It looks like he's back in custody for a similar offense, attacking another woman this week.
According to East Cobb News, the 22-year-old was arrested on a fugitive bond, accused of inciting family violence and attacking a woman in a domestic dispute.
The arrest warrant reportedly states that the rapper, whose real name is Javorius Tykies Scott, "punched, pushed, and grabbed" a woman, leaving "visible marks and scars" on her arms.
Scott and his victim were either living together formerly or were still living together at the time of the attack.
The report states that, because of another warrant dating back to February, he is being held without bond.
Vivien Killilea/Getty ImagesObviously, this isn't the sort of news that JayDaYoungan wants to find himself in. Hopefully, he's able to turn his life around so he can continue rising in the rap game.
|Tue, October 20, 2020 at 8:43 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Zoom calls have caused a frenzy throughout the world but Jeffrey Toobin's scandal is just something else. The CNN legal analyst and reporter for the New Yorker was allegedly caught masturbating during a Zoom conference call with members of the New Yorker and the WNYC radio. An embarrassing moment for him and a traumatizing one for the witnesses, he claimed that he didn't know the video was even on.
This soon became a trending topic on Twitter and many began to chime in including OJ Simpson who's quite familiar with Toobin. Back in the 90s, Toobin heavily reported on Simpson's case, notably breaking the story that Simpson's defense was planning to accuse detective Mark Fuhrman of planting evidence during the trial. So, OJ Simpson finally got his last laugh after years. Taking to Twitter, he shared a video of himself as he compared Jeffrey Toobin's masturbation scandal to PeeWee Herman's 1991 arrest at an X-rated theatre.
"Daaaaamn, Jeffrey Toobin. At least Pee-wee Herman was in an X-rated movie theater," he said with a chuckle. "I'm just sayin'."
CNN revealed after the news broke out that Toobin was on leave , as he deals with a "personal issue. "Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted,” CNN said in a statement.
A spokesperson for the New Yorker said, "Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while we investigate the matter."
Toobin issued an a statement to VICE News, apologizing for his actions and adding that he didn't think he was either visible or audible to the rest of the individuals in the chat.
"I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers," he said. "I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video."
|Tue, October 20, 2020 at 8:24 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Lil Yachty isn't just an accomplished artist in his own right. Behind the scenes, he helped write one of the biggest records of the last few years, working with the City Girls on "Act Up".
The raunchy single, which includes lines like "F*ckin' on a scammin' ass, rich ass n***a" and "P*ssy sweet, p*ssy tight, so he called it Lifesaver", was co-written by Lil Yachty and, because of the lyrical content, he's been getting trolled for his involvement for months. Ever since it was first revealed that he wrote the record, people have theorized about Yachty's own sexuality, as though he's incapable of stepping out of character for a minute.
When the topic came up again this week, the Atlanta rapper told the world how much money he made from the record, claiming that the checks are still coming in.
"Mans talking about, I wrote City Girls, I'm sure his b*tch sing it. And I wanna let him know, that was an eight-figure check," said Lil Yachty on Instagram Live before correcting himself, saying that it was actually only seven figures. Still, a million dollars is a lot of money to make just for writing a song.
Do you still think Lil Yachty is sus for writing it? Would you take a million-dollar check to write a song like "Act Up"?
|Tue, October 20, 2020 at 8:06 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Somebody got on Yung Miami's nerves this morning because, for some reason, she's going OFF on Twitter.
The City Girls rapper is fighting back against a number of critics that have come after her, accusing her of buying used designer items from consignment stores and calling her cheap. Clearly offended, she decided to devote some time to clapping back.
"Y’all must’ve got me confused," tweeted Yung Miami this morning, getting her fans ready for a barrage of receipt-filled posts. "Baby daddy stay putting me on jets taking me shopping spending whatever on me it’s never a limit ion do consignment or used items! Y’all must’ve got me confused with the next b*tch! Never ever wtf I look like if it ain’t new I don’t want it and that’s down to my cars! I have a g wagon & a Bentley every Chanel bag b*tch don’t ever play with me I buy cars for my sisters and brothers big house wtf I look like buying something off a b*tch!"
She continued, despite even her biggest fans being confused about why she was so frustrated.
"I wanna violate this b*tch boy so bad but imma chill cause y’all can bully but when I bully back y’all be crying," she wrote. "Wtf is 10-18k on a bag that ain’t sh*t. summer birthday party was 70k."
If there's one thing you don't want to accuse Yung Miami of, I guess it's stinginess because, damn, her wrath is pretty powerful.
JT also seemingly got triggered this week after a fan posted a side-by-side comparison of her and Ari Lennox, claiming they look alike. JT was so offended that she blocked the user.
|Tue, October 20, 2020 at 7:41 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott had their fans do a double-take this weekend after modeling some of the new Givenchy garments on Instagram. They posted a series of pictures, where were openly affectionate, convincing the majority of fans that they were reconciling and getting back together.
According to a source at PEOPLE, that's not true.
The sexy new pictures posted by Travis and Kylie are reportedly not representative of their current relationship status. A "source" close to the situation reportedly told PEOPLE that they're simply co-parenting and that they are not ready to get back into a relationship.
"There’s a lot of love between Travis and Kylie, and they’re even openly affectionate," said the so-called insider. "But they’re not back together and neither is in a place to be in a committed relationship."
According to the source, they've both been dating other people but nothing has stuck and they're not taking things too seriously. They're seemingly happy co-parenting little Stormi and are on the same page regarding her future.
Rich Fury/Getty Images"None of their loved ones would be surprised if they eventually ended up back together, but it’s not happening right now," added the source.
Do you think that Kylie and Travis are meant to be together?
|Tue, October 20, 2020 at 7:39 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Though Lil Yachty has been relatively busy this year, having dropped off Lil Boat 3 featuring A$AP Rocky, Tyler The Creator, Tierra Whack, Future, DaBaby, Drake, Young Thug, and more. And while many fans appreciated the project as a return to form of sorts, some felt like Boat still had a little bit more to bring to the table. On that note, it would appear that Yachty isn't quite finished, having recently confirmed that he's got a new mixtape on the way before the year is over.
Tommaso Boddi/Getty ImagesTaking to Twitter to break the news, Lil Boat confirmed that he'd be dropping off his new project Michigan Boy Boat at some point in the imminent future. Though he neglected to share a release date, opting instead for a cryptic "before the year ends," he did provide a taste of what fans can expect from his next batch of music. Last night, he dropped off a new duet with Detroit rapper Sada Baby called "Not Regular" -- you can check that one out right here.
Check out Lil Yachty's announcement post below, and sound off -- all things considered, do you feel as if Lil Yachty has been having a good year so far? And if so, do you think the upcoming Michigan Boy Boat will feature a bit of artistic evolution from the young Atlanta artist? Sound off below.