Amine had the biggest hit with “Caroline” and now he will be debuting his album coming out July 28. He made this year XXL Freshman cover alongside many upcoming rappers. Amine posted the cover to his album on Instagram:
Snoop Dogg is talking up the second season of “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party”, which debuts in October. Snoop and Martha Stewart have always been a FASCINATING pairing, especially since they didn’t even meet in prison. Snoop says his favorite part of working with her is that she “loves to get him drunk.” And he also says he doesn’t smoke on the set because he’s a “businessman” . . . and, “I wanted to smell the beautiful perfume Martha had on every day.”
The news just keeps getting better and better for “Wonder Woman” and its director, Patty Jenkins. Any minute now, if it hasn’t already, it should surpass the $609.8 million earned by “Mamma Mia!” back in 2008. And when that happens, it will become the highest-grossing live-action movie directed by a woman . . . EVER. The overall record is still held by the ANIMATED flick “Kung Fu Panda 2”, which made $665.7 million. But “Wonder Woman” has a legit shot at surpassing that, too. It crossed the $600 million mark in worldwide box office on Wednesday. Now, if you’re talking about a movie CO-directed by a woman, the record belongs to “Frozen”, with $1.28 BILLION worldwide. Sorry, “Wonder Woman”, but you’re not getting there.
DeMario Jackson, the guy who hooked up with Corinne Olympios during filming of “Bachelor in Paradise”, is done with the show even though he was cleared of the charges. DeMario says he has suffered from anxiety over the scandal and has even started seeing a therapist. He’s upset because his name will now forever be linked to a sex scandal, even though Warner Bros. decided he did nothing wrong. Also, sources tell us Corinne has not been invited back, and it’s highly likely she will never re-appear on ‘B.I.P.’ or any other ‘Bachelor’ franchise.
In December of 2016, Trey Songz had a concert in Detroit and things got crazy. Allegedly, Trey Songz flipped out during his performance and said “F*** the police ” on a snapchat post. Which led to Trey Songz arrest, he supposedly refuse to leave the stage and got into a fight with the officer on duty. The prosecutors said that Trey Songz showed ” highly unsatisfied with police as shown from these videos ahead of time, saying all these vulgar comments about police, it is relevant to show that the defendant intended to do the crime that he is charged with.” Songz trial is set for September 12th.
Hip Hop lost another one yesterday. Prodigy of the legendary Hip Hop group Mobb Deep passed away in Las Vegas at the age of 42. There’s no official cause of death revealed, however Prodigy has had a public battle with sickle cell for decades. Many POWER artists showed their shock on Social Media. Damn. RiP to the great one Prodigy. Rap game lost a legend the world lost a G. to and for his fam. Love. MOBB — Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) June 20, 2017 RIP PRODIGY . HIP HOP LOST ANOTHER LEGEND — LORD FLACKO JODYE II (@asvpxrocky) June 20, 2017 Rest In Peace #Prodigy ❤️ — Ciara (@ciara) June 20, 2017 R.I.P #PRODIGY — ScHoolboy Q (@ScHoolboyQ) June 20, 2017
According to an Instagram post from rapper Nas. Prodigy from Mobb Depp has passed away at the age of 42. In addition, TMZ is reporting that his publicist a few days ago said that Prodigy was in the hospital in “Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis that he had since birth.
There was a minor issue with Jay Z and Beyonce twins who were reportedly born a week ago. According to TMZ, Beyonce gave birth to the twins last week Monday and “were premature and are “under the lights” to normalize” . The lights normalize the babies lower bilirubin in the blood to eliminate the jaundice which is normal for premature births.
We already know Future is not to fond of Desiigner because they sound similar to one another. Now it has come to a whole new level between the rappers, Future reportedly hit Desiigner with a copyright infringement lawsuit over the song ‘Panda‘. According to XXL, Menace a producer said that “there was a situation with Future putting [an infringement] claim in because apparently, he said that ‘Panda’ sounded like his song F*** Up The Commas”. As a result there was a delay on checks ” so we won’t see anything until next year anyway.” In addition, Menace mentioned Kanye using Desiigner Panda sample on his ‘Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 2′ and said that Kanye’s “a funny one when it comes to paying people money.”
With the BET Awards approaching this coming weekend. Everyone would think Nicki Minaj will be performing or attending the award. Nicki Minaj took to Instagram and said the only award show she will be attending is “NBA Awards Ceremony which is a day after the BET Awards. Drake will be hosting the first annual NBA Award show. Her decision to not show up to the BET Awards is interesting since Nicki Minaj is up against Remy Ma , Cardi B and Missy Elliot. But we will have to wait an see what happens when the BET Award show air this Sunday. Check out the post:
“Cars 3” topped the box office this weekend with $53.5 million. But “Wonder Woman” stayed strong . . . earning $40.8 million for second place. Meanwhile, the TUPAC movie “All Eyez on Me” hit third with $27 million. Here’s the Top 10: 1. NEW: “Cars 3”, $53.5 million. 2. “Wonder Woman”, $40.8 million. Up to $274.6 million in its 3rd week. 3. NEW: “All Eyez on Me”, $27.1 million. 4. “The Mummy”, $13.9 million. Up to $56.5 million in its 2nd week. 5. NEW: “47 Meters Down”, $11.5 million. 6. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”, $8.5 million. Up to $150.1 million in its 4th week. 7. NEW: “Rough Night”, $8 million. 8. “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie”, $7.4 million. Up to $58 million in its 3rd week. 9. “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2”, $5 million. Up to $374.9 million in its 7th week. 10. “It Comes at Night”, $2.6 million. Up to $11.1 million in its 2nd week.
Beyonce’s twins are here, but that’s where the information stops. Because all anyone has to go on is a Tweet from her dad Matthew Knowles that said, “Happy birthday to the twins! Love, Granddad.” There’s supposedly some sort of issue that’s kept the twins in the hospital. It’s a minor issue, and the twins are expected to be okay . . . doctors just didn’t feel comfortable releasing them right away. Looks like she could have given birth to a boy AND a girl. There was a woman was seen carrying two baby balloons into UCLA Medical Center: One pink, one blue . . . with a card for “B & J”. In related news, Jay is releasing a “visual album” like Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” on June 30th. It’s called “4:44”, and it stars Mahershala Ali, Lupita Nyong’o and Danny Glover. Mathew Knowles’s Tweet:
Jada Pinkett Smith isn’t a fan of the new TUPAC movie “All Eyez on Me”. She was friends with him, and in the movie she’s being played by Kat Graham from “The Vampire Diaries”. Jada Tweeted, “Forgive me . . . my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in All Eyez on Me to stand as truth . . . The reimagining of my relationship to Pac has been deeply hurtful.”
Today Tupac would have been 46 and the biopic , All Eyez On Me was released today but Jada Pinkett Smith isn’t to happy the way she was portrayed in the movie. Jada took to her Twitter to let everyone know how she truly felt about the movie. Check out her comments below: Pac never read me that poem. I didn't know that poem existed until it was printed in his book. — Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) June 16, 2017 The reimagining of my relationship to Pac has been deeply hurtful. — Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) June 16, 2017 Happy birthday Pac, you are cradled in my heart for eternity.I love you. — Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) June 16, 2017
Chance The Rapper is currently on his second leg of his North American Tour called “Be Encouraged” . While on his stop in Florida he decided to bring out an American Sign Language Interpreters so his fan could “enjoy the show without any complication”. The group called DEAFinitely Dope will be joining Chance The Rapper for the remainder of his tour. One of the interpreter told CBS News, that they “can’t believe that he’s willing to provide interpreters on his own”. In addition, they mentioned how it is rare for an artist to have interpreters for their shows. Check out Chance The Rapper making the announcement below:
The man who helped present the award was another trailblazer, the nation’s first black president, Barack Obama. Obama gave his speech in a prerecorded video, and Jay Z tweeted about it later. (E! reported the rapper was not able to attend the awards gala in New York City.) In the video, Obama called Jay “a true American original.” “I like to think Mr. Carter and I understand each other,” Obama said. “Nobody who met us when we were younger men would have expected us to be where we are today.” The former president continued highlighting some of the personal difficulties both men faced and, in their own ways, overcame. “We know what it’s like not to have a father around,” he said. “We know what it’s like not to come from much, and to know people who didn’t get the same breaks that we did. So we try to prop open the door of opportunity so that it’s a little easier for those who come up behind us to succeed as well.” Obama lit the internet up when he said, “Jay and I are also fools for our daughters, although he’s going to have me beat once those two twins show up,” referring to twins Jay Z and his wife Beyoncé have on the way (or have already had, if you believe the Internet rumors).
So many people said it would never happen, but it’s happening: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr and UFC star Conor McGregor will fight on August 26th. It’ll be a 12-round BOXING match with 10-ounce gloves, and they’re holding it at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. They’ll fight at 154 pounds. Floyd has an undefeated record of 49 and 0, while Conor is 21 and 3 as an MMA pro. He’s one of the biggest stars in the history of the UFC, but he’s never boxed before, as an amateur or a professional. Conor is already trolling Floyd. He Tweeted photos of them side-by-side, except he used a picture of Floyd’s DAD. It’s an age joke, since Conor is 28, and Floyd is 40. View image on Twitter There’s no word on the paydays, but this could be the richest fight in boxing history. UFC boss Dana White says he expects Conor to pull down around $100 MILLION. It’s likely that Floyd will make a lot more than Conor. (Yahoo Sports)
Chance The Rapper is helping the charity Chicago Beyond launch a $2 million “innovation challenge.”They are accepting 90-second video submissions from all over the country in hopes of getting great ideas to help support the young people of Chicago. In the announcement on Facebook Live, Chance said, “Submit the ideas. We’d love to fund them as long as they positively impact the City of Chicago . . . It’s fully your project . . . we just want to fund it.” The deadline is July 7th, three weeks from now.