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Diddy Explains Changing His Name To "Love" & What He Wants People To Call Him



If you're confused about Diddy's nicknames then take a place in line. Sean Combs was first known globally as Puff Daddy, then Diddy, Brother Love, and now, apparently, he changed his middle name to "Love." He has been promoting himself as the latter for years, but during his recent chat with Ellen DeGeneres, Combs set things straight on his monikers. People have questioned whether or not he really wants to be called "Love," and he told DeGeneres which name he wants to go by.
The host plainly asked, "What's your name?" and the Rap mogul answered, “I decided that I am just going to go by the name Diddy.”

Matt Winkelmeyer / Staff / Getty Images“See, Diddy is my nickname. Love is my real name. I just changed my name to Love. Sean Love Combs, that’s what it says on my driver’s license, that’s my official name: Love," he added while also showing off his "Love" tattoo. “I’m Love... I wanted to make sure that if anybody didn’t get the message, they could see it. I love tattoos and I got that in one day."
Diddy aka Love recently had a massive moment hosting this year's Billboard Music Awards, but the appearance came with controversy. Not only did he face backlash from the public over his hosting performance, but his lady friends Yung Miami and Gina Huynh got into a vicious back and forth on social media after Gina shared a photo of Diddy giving her a kiss on the cheek.
Check out his moment with Ellen DeGeneres below.



via: https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/diddy-explains-changing-his-name-to-love-and-what-he-wants-people-to-call-him-news.152286.htm


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LeBron James Laughs At Zhuri's Reaction To Bronny Going To Prom
Lebron James Prom
LeBron James Prom



Time certainly does fly, or at least it feels like it these days. We've entered yet another prom season which calls for timelines to be flooded with teens celebrating their final high school moments. It's unbelievable to many that little Bronny Jr. is edging closer to the end of his high school career. The basketball star and son to LeBron and Savannah James recently attended his prom, and like the doting mama she is, Savannah shared photos on social media. 
She helped to make sure Bronny's tux was fitted properly and even shared photos of the teen with his date. In the last slide, younger sister Zhuri was captured, as well, and it was a picture that is prime for meme culture. 

Christian Petersen / Staff / Getty Images"Sooooo @bronny went to prom this past weekend….. Tons of emotions and realizations. Time really flies. [smiling with a tear emoji] So proud of you young man!! I will always have your front and your back!![double heart emoji] Zhuri is processing all of this too!! [crying laughing emojis] (Last slide)."
LeBron got a kick out of it, as well, and commented, "Zhuri ain't fkn around! She don't play about her brothers!! [sideways crying laughing emojis]." Zuhri wasn't playing games. Swipe below to look through the photos and check out a few reactions to Bronny and his prom date below.

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via: https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lebron-james-laughs-at-zhuris-reaction-to-bronny-going-to-prom-news.152285.htm


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Karrine Steffans Recalls Dating Bow Wow & Lil Wayne While Married



She branded her name in Hip Hop and pop culture infamy when she touted her "Superhead" antics and Karrine Steffans's history is being revisited once again. She made millions from sharing her alleged sexcapades stories that she has claimed involved Ja Rule, Chris Brown, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Usher, Diddy, and more. Steffans visited the Good Moms Bad Choices where she reflected on a time when she was married while allegedly dating Bow Wow and Lil Wayne. She has shared stories about them in the past, but this one caught listeners by surprise.
"Wayne and Bow are my two boyfriends and they're gonna be calling at three o'clock in the morning," she said. "Wayne had the house number. Mind you, I have my kid, my husband has his kid. We have kids! And by the way, it's my house that I pay for, I pay all the bills, everybody is dependent on me, I'm the boss b*tch, you don't pay for nothing."

Michael Buckner / Stringer / Getty ImagesShe recalled when she told her husband that she was leaving so she told him he needed to move his car. "I remember one particular night, I was in my car, I was backing out of the driveway, he moved his car into the street and then he gave me a kiss goodbye." She told him that she would be home in two or three days because she was spending time with one of her "boyfriends."
"And then I would go home to my husband. He would have my dinner waiting, my bathwater ran... And with like a glass of wine," said Steffans. She claimed her husband would also ask if she "had fun." The reactions to this have been plentiful, so check out the clip for yourself below.
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Omerettà The Great Is Overworked: "They Think I'm A Money Machine Or A Robot"



Once the tide turns for someone's career and they're launched into a new space, their schedules can become overwhelming. Omerettà The Great has been in a whirlwind in recent years as she's been featured on Love & Hip Hop and had a bit of Atlanta controversy with her viral hit, "Sorry Not Sorry." As her fanbase increases and her team jumps into overdrive, Omerettà has revealed that she has felt the pressures of the industry.
On Instagram, the rapper shared a video showcasing the work she puts in from photoshoots to interviews to live shows to filming music videos. In her caption, she detailed feeling "drained" and dismissed as a human being.

Paras Griffin / Stringer / Getty Images"I just feel like I should be and can be open with y’all.. I been feeling so drained and I been telling people this but nobody listening cuz nobody care," she wrote. "I been so numb to everything you would think I would be so excited with all my dreams coming true but I can’t feel nothing. People don’t treat me like a human no more they think I’m a money machine or a robot. Nobody asking me how I’m feeling or how I’m doing mentally Everybody call my phone and need something."
"I would cry but crying never solved my problems. This sh*t hurt[broken heart emoji] people telling me 'this what come with it' 'more money more problems' they ain’t lying," Omerettà added. "I’m grateful for my situation so so grateful[praying hands emoji] but I’m also tired and I’m hurting and I’m so drained to the point I don’t even wanna get out my bed I been arguing with people for weeks straight this sh*t got me physically sick."
"From family feeling like I owe them my life to this snake ass business & people doing sh* t under my nose thinking I don’t know about it smh. I just wanted to let y’all know what’s up with me. Everytime I go missing from social media it’s because I’m drained and this sh*t don’t make it no better. Of course I got music on the way please don’t ask me I just need a min."
Omerettà's fans, as well as her rap peers, have delivered messages of support during this difficult time. A few rappers have also commented on her post saying they understand exactly what she's been dealing with. Check out her post below.



via: https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/omerett-the-great-is-overworked-they-think-im-a-money-machine-or-a-robot-news.152283.htm


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LeBron James Ponders His Own Loneliness

   

LeBron James Ponders His Own Loneliness



LeBron James is easily one of the best players to ever grace an NBA court. He has been a staple of the league for years and he has wealth that will certainly last him a few generations. With that being said, LeBron still likes to get philosophical from time to time, especially when he is out of the playoffs and doesn't have any basketball to play.
A prime example of that was today when LeBron went on Twitter and spoke about the perils of loneliness. Despite having all of the money in the world, LeBron still feels lonely from time to time, and it seemed to be getting to him this afternoon. 

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images"It's a weird feeling to feel so alone sometimes!" LeBron wrote. "But sometimes you just want to be alone." Fans were quick to ask LeBron if he was doing okay as tweets like these can definitely be concerning. So far, LeBron hasn't taken down the tweets and he has yet to respond to any of the inquiries. Either way, many are hoping that LeBron is doing just fine right now.

Hopefully, everything is all good as LeBron is one of the biggest legends out there. 
Stay tuned to HNHH for more news from the NBA world.



via: https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lebron-james-ponders-his-own-loneliness-news.152282.htm


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Joe Burrow Gives His True Thoughts On Baker Mayfield
Joe Burrow



Early on in the NFL offseason, the Cleveland Browns shocked everyone as they decided to sign Deshaun Watson to one of the biggest contracts in NFL history as far as guaranteed money is concerned. This was a controversial move especially since Watson is still being investigated for sexual assault. Not to mention, it completely derailed Baker Mayfield's career.
In a report from Cleveland.com, Joe Burrow of the Bengals spoke about the move and what he thought of it all. As Burrow notes, Watson is a generational player and the Browns were in a tough situation. However, as it pertains to Mayfield, Burrow showered the QB with a lot of praise noting that he can still ball out in this league.

Brian Bahr/Getty Images“When you have a guy like Deshaun, you have to take a chance at that because he’s such a great player,” Burrow said. “But Baker is a really good player, he’ll land on his feet. [...] He was hurt all last year and every time we play him, he balls. The first time we play him, week two of my rookie year, we lost like [35–30] or something, and the next time we play him, I throw 400 yards, he goes like [22-28] with five touchdowns. Goes on a two-minute drive, touchdown, won the game. I haven’t beat the Browns yet.”
Either way, Burrow is on the up and up especially after going to the Super Bowl this past year. The Browns will be a lot better this year and they will prove to be tough competition. For years to come, Browns Vs. Bengals is promising to be a fun rivalry.

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Drill has officially taken over the world but that isn't really a surprise. Over the years, we've witnessed cities like London and New York City take on the sounds of Chicago with their own twists. However, France also has a thriving drill scene that's easily one of the most overlooked on a global scale. 
On his latest release, Headie One locks in with one of France's most promising drill rappers, Gazo, for his latest offering, "22 Carats." The song boasts production from Leo Eynard while Gazo graces the hook in French. Meanwhile, Headie One comes through with a fiery verse that he raps with no drums.
Headie One's unleashed a handful of new singles since dropping Too Loyal For My Own Good in 2021. Earlier this month, he released, "Came In The Scene," so it seems like a follow-up project might be coming soon.
Quotable Lyrics
Wish I never knew what rose gold
Did the chandelier here cost me a mortgage?
Gang masked up in COVID, but they don't care 'bout COVID
With all this war, can't feel emotion



via: https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/headie-one-and-gazo-makes-the-uk-france-connection-on-22-carats-new-song.1994636.htm


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Luka Doncic Takes Full Responsibility After Warriors Blowout



After defeating the Phoenix Suns in Game 7 of the second round, Luka Doncic was heralded as the best player left in the NBA playoffs. Of course, it was going to be difficult for him to live up to that since he is now going up against Steph Curry in the Western Conference Finals. The Warriors are a dynasty and while they've taken a couple of years off from contending, there is no reason to believe they can't win the title this season.
Last night, the Warriors showed exactly why they are the best team in the league right now as they blew out the Mavericks in Game 1. Doncic was held to just 21 points and for the most part, the Mavs were completely anemic on offense. It was the inverse of what happened against the Suns, and now, Doncic has to answer for it.

Harry How/Getty ImagesAccording to reporter Callie Caplan on Twitter, Doncic simply said “I gotta be better, that’s not me. I gotta be better for the whole group.” Doncic realizes he played uncharacteristically bad and that next time out, he will be much better. Unfortunately, it's also his teammates who need to be better, which is completely out of his control. 

If Doncic and the Mavs do not get this series under control, this could be a quick four-game or five-game series. Hopefully, they can make it a lot more interesting than that.



via: https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/luka-doncic-takes-full-responsibility-after-warriors-blowout-news.152278.htm


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Stephen Glover Says Kevin Samuels' Role In "Atlanta" Was Meant For Steve Harvey



Days after the shocking news of Kevin Samuels' death, he made a posthumous appearance in the latest episode of FX Atlanta. The eighth episode of season 3 and fourth anthology entry titled "Rich Wigga, Poor Wigga," features Samuels taking on the role of philanthropist and businessman Robert Shea Lee. His inclusion was controversial but it was also eerie given the timing of it all.
During a recent interview with Complex, Atlanta writer and producer Stephen Glover revealed that the role was initially intended for Steve Harvey but it fell through. Ultimately, Samuels pulled through to play Robert Shea Lee.

John Sciulli/Getty Images"I’m a Black man, so to me, Kevin Samuels isn’t that crazy,” Glover said. “He was an old Black man. I think we’ve all met some version of Kevin Samuels before in our lives. We probably have a family member who’s Kevin Samuels.” 
Samuels' presence on social media made him a polarizing figure that was frequently criticized for his treatment and ideologies surrounding women, particularly Black women. Still, the creators of Atlanta were aware of the controversies surrounding Samuels and the criticism they would face with his inclusion in the cast.
"People are getting lazier, so I understand this idea of us putting Kevin Samuels [in an episode] must mean that we hate women, but actually Kevin Samuels did a really good job on this,” Glover continued. “I think as far as the bigger question of us hating women, we definitely don’t.”
The season 3 finale of Atlantadebuts on Thursday night at 10 p.m. Check the trailer out below. 

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TikTok's been abuzz with White's "BILLIE EILISH." before it was even released. The Philadelphia rapper posted a snippet of the song on the social media platform, and fans immediately were begging him to drop the whole thing. He finally gave into their demands last night.
The song is not much longer than White's teaser, but definitely packs a punch. The beat is infectious, using a Middle-Eastern sample with a blasted bass kick. White matches its energy in his snarling delivery. His lyrics are pure flexing– Armani raps of women, Lexuses, and Uber Eats. All of it combines into a minute and thirty-nine seconds of catchiness. Even though the song was just released, its premature virality has given it legs, as it's already doing big numbers on streamers.
Billie Eilish herself hasn't said anything publicly about the song. She's not afraid of sharing her opinion on hot topics, though. She got into an argument with Kanye West after she took a dig at Travis Scott. She also was very frank about her involvement at Coachella, saying, "I should not be headlining." And Armani White isn't the only musician she's inspired. Harry Styles recently said of her, "She broke the spell for me."
Check out Armani's song below, and let us know what you think in the comments.
Quotable Lyrics
Bitch, I'm stylish
Glock tucked, big t-shirt, Billie Eilish
Watch on my wrist, but I want that in diamonds
N****s talkin' crazy, when I pull up, it's silent



via: https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/armani-white-drops-tiktok-sensation-billie-eilish-new-song.1994635.htm


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