Sen. Cory Booker Spit Fire At DHS Secretary Over Sh*thole President Remarks

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Sen. Cory Booker Spit Fire At DHS Secretary Over Sh*thole President Remarks

Cory Booker, the junior U.S. Senator from New Jersey, became a trending topic on Twitter after he delivered remarks at a Senate hearing on Tuesday. Booker slammed Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen after she claimed she didn’t hear President Donald Trump refer to Africa and Haiti as “sh*thole countries.”

Raw Story writes:

“The commander in chief, in an Oval Office meeting, referring to people from African countries and Haitians with the most vile and vulgar language — that language festers,” Booker said. “When ignorance and bigotry is alive with power, it’s a dangerous force in our country. Your silence and your amnesia is complicity.”

Booker also listed off all the hate crimes committed by white nationalists recently — ranging from Dylann Roof’s 2015 massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston and the white nationalist riots that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, last summer — and questioned the president’s commitment to stopping such crimes.

Check out the video of Senator Booker spitting that fire below. Hit the flip to see Twitter reactions.

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50 Cent Refused Grandfather’s Request For A Trip To The Strip Club [VIDEO]

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50 Cent Refused Grandfather’s Request For A Trip To The Strip Club [VIDEO]

As reckless as 50 Cent can be, he has proven he has a good sense of judgment. The Queens native shared a story of denying his 84-year-old grandfather’s request to hit the strip club together.

In a recent sit down on Live With Kelly & Ryan, Fif detailed his annual trip with his granddaddy. “Yeah, every year because I’m not around a lot because I’m moving with everything else, I stop and go a few days with him and let him pick wherever he wants to go. So we went to Puerto Rico before they had the storm last season.”

During the last outing, Gramps had a rather interesting request that even took the G-Unit rapper by surprise. “He was asking me, ‘like, take me to one of those clubs, like where them girls at.’” 50 explained his hesitancy to take him to provide him with a champagne room experience. “I just didn’t know how that would go over. Like in the media.”

When asked by Kelly why he didn’t take him Jackson stuck to his guns saying “If I had my 84-year-old grandfather in the strip club? They’d go, ‘OK, 50’s finally lost it.’”

You can peep the segment in full below.

In other 50 Cent news, he recently confirmed that Street King Immortal is still being crafted and it will be as thrilling as Get Rich Or Die Trying.

Via: KTIC

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George Clinton Says Cardi B & Trap Music Top His Playlist These Days

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George Clinton Says Cardi B & Trap Music Top His Playlist These Days

The name of the immortal George Clinton may not ring a bell to most millennials, but that isn’t keeping him from appreciating the new crop of stars in the music game.

During a Reddit AMA, the head of the Parliament & Funkadelic Voltron and Godfather of Funk answered some fan questions for a few hours and revealed that he’s still got that funky ear to the streets.

When he was asked what music currently gets burn on his playlist, GC surprised many when he said “Flying Lotus, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z’s new album, Tra’Zae, and all that sh*t coming out of Atlanta. All that trap shit. I’m trapped in it. Medicaid Fraud Dog, that’s on my mind right now.”

We can’t say we saw that coming but then again this is George Clinton. We shouldn’t be surprised. This man was and still is ahead of his time.

Having fun with random questions Clinton also confirmed that his drug of choice is still “The Chronic” (those George Clinton samples that Dr. Dre flipped on The Chronic are still phenomenal!), and remembered the craziest moment during his performance happened in the late 70’s.

“Norman, Oklahoma. 1978. A girl came up on the stage in overalls. Dropped her pants to her ankles. Turned around. Put a joint up her butt. And blew three smoke rings. We couldn’t finish the show because we couldn’t stop laugh. We tried 3 or 4 times to continue. Even took a break and we couldn’t stop laughing.”

Say what you will but that’s pretty impressive. Especially for someone back in the 70’s.

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Steve Bannon Gives Closed-Door Testimony After Being Subpoenaed In Russian Investigation Case

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Steve Bannon Gives Closed-Door Testimony After Being Subpoenaed In Russian Investigation Case

Former chief strategist to President Donald Trump Steve Bannon was subpoenaed last week by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and delivered a closed-door testimony to the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday (Jan. 17). Mueller issued the subpoena after Bannon was quoted in a new book for saying that President Trump’s meeting with Russian authorities was essentially an act of treason.

The New York Times reported on the matter which was quickly picked up and cited by other outlets. The outlet writes in its report that Bannon might not be the central focus on the investigation, and the subpoena is most likely a tactic Mueller is using to get Bannon to bypass the typical grand jury appearance. Of all the individuals connected to the case examining if Trump crossed lines by working with Russia, Bannon appears to be the only one of them to be served a subpoena.

A new book by Michael Wolff contained explosive allegations that Bannon was critical of Trump and his reported closeness with Russia during the days of his campaign for the presidential election. Bannon also reportedly said in Wolff’s book that Donald Trump Jr. personally walked Russian officials to Trump’s office in New York.

Thus far, Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort has faced the most serious charges and was charged with several federal crimes including money laundering. Trump has gone public in distancing himself from Bannon once the news of the comments in Wolff’s book went public. 

The below tweet thread by Illionios Attorney General candidate Renato Mariotti offers a simple breakdown of what took place today and speculates the possibilities.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Welcome New Baby Girl

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Welcome New Baby Girl

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have welcomed a new baby daughter to their family. The couple had their third child via surrogate. 

Per standard Kardashian protocol, Kim made via announcement on social media.

“She’s here,” read her tweet.

On her proper website she added that the baby came in at a healthy 7lbs 6oz early this morning (Jan. 16).

She added, “Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl. We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care. North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister.”

Congratulations to the West family.

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Colin Kaepernick Calls Out His Critics Who Honored Martin Luther King Jr.

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Colin Kaepernick Calls Out His Critics Who Honored Martin Luther King Jr.

Colin Kaepernick is standing tall on his position of equality for all. The still former NFL quarterback called out folks who condemned him for protesting the national anthem but praised the work of MLK.

Monday, January 16 marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day and rightfully so millions celebrated the Doctor’s legacy. The former San Francisco 49ers star posted a quote from the late activist that spoke to his current position of being painted as a traitor by the public at large.

Like many others, Kaep noticed several of his disparagers praising King’s work even though the quarterback is fighting for the same dream. While he didn’t personally use 140 characters to speak his mind, his series of retweets spoke volumes about the obvious hypocrisy.

ESPN personality Jemele Hill also shared in his frustration with a meme which also received a retweet from Colin.

Some of the culprits caught not flying straight included Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (who threatened to cut any player that protested during the national anthem), President Donald Trump (who referred to kneeling players as “sons of b*tches”) and Fox News anchor Tomi Lahren (who referred to him personally as having “mouth diarrhea”).

GQ’s “2017 Citizen of the Year” has been unemployed since 2016 which many view as a purposeful blackballing by the NFL due to his protesting. Late last year the free agent filed a grievance against the league citing they colluded with their teams in not hiring him.

Via The Daily News

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We Have A Date: Insider Spills The Beans On Possible Launch Date For The Samsung Galaxy S9

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We Have A Date: Insider Spills The Beans On Possible Launch Date For The Samsung Galaxy S9

Just a few days ago there were rumblings in the smartphone world that Samsung newest model in their flagship smartphone the Galaxy S9’s announcement and the launch date was not far away. Thanks to an insider we now have a possible launch date for Samsung’s answer to iPhone X and Pixel 2

Get excited Galaxy fans your time is coming.

There was hope that Samsung would pull the cover off the S9 model at this years CES convention but unfortunately, that was not the case. BUT as a consolation prize, Samsung’s mobile chief operator,  DJ Koh announced that the two highly anticipated phones will launch and be available for purchase at the annual Mobile World Congress trade show held in Barcelona Spain. That announcement could be received as tentative but today, thanks to an insider that announcement seem to be solid.

A “trustworthy leaker” named Evan Blass let the news go on Twitter that a “C-level” executive of a major case manufacturing company revealed that the go-to-market schedule for the S9 and S9 Plus. The launch is set for February 26th, pre-orders begin March 1st and ship/releases March 16th. Noticeably that February 26th launch day is, in fact, the first day of this year’s Mobile World Congress.

If your looking at the dates a bit confused you are not alone, Samsung is known for announcing their Galaxy S phone models a day before the trade show actually kicks off. Doesn’t mean they are not doing things a bit differently this time around with the S9 and S9 Plus. Galaxy owners should be excited regardless in spite of the confusion on which day they decide to hold their first unpacking press event of the new year.

This news hasn’t been verified by Samsung yet and we caution you to be cautiously optimistic about this “leak”. We can’t wait to see what Samsung is working with on the S9 and S9 Plus.

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Lil Wayne, Common & Other Hip-Hop Stars Salute Martin Luther King Jr.

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Lil Wayne, Common & Other Hip-Hop Stars Salute Martin Luther King Jr.

The national holiday celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. took place Monday (Jan. 15) with many across the nation using the time to perform acts of service or simply a day off from the rat race. Some of Hip-Hop’s biggest and brightest stars took to social media to honor the iconic civil rights leader, sharing quotes and other factoids.

“Dear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I Thank GOD for your life, your heart, your dignity, your sacrifice, your spirit, your charm, your dreams [and] your light that you used to Better all mankind. You helped the world to see we are All GODs Children connected by the thread of humanity,” wrote Common in an early morning tweet.

Lil Wayne, Travis Scott, Snoop Dogg, Killer Mike and more all shared similar posts on Monday. We’ve collected a few for viewing below and on the following pages.

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4 South Carolina Cops Shot By White Guy After Responding To Domestic Violence Call

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4 South Carolina Cops Shot By White Guy After Responding To Domestic Violence Call

Four South Carolina police officers were shot after responding to a domestic violence call early Tuesday morning (Jan. 16). The suspect, a white guy, fled but has since been arrested. 

We’re noting the suspect is white so you can note the difference in media coverage. Beginning with his image not being plastered everywhere.

Reports CNN:

A man shot and injured four law enforcement officers early Tuesday near a South Carolina home, a sheriff’s spokesman said, after deputies initially were called there for a complaint of domestic violence.

The man suspected of firing the shots, Christian Thomas McCall, first struck one deputy near the home outside the city of York and then hit the others a couple hours later, York County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Trent Faris said.

McCall, 47, was injured when officers returned fire during the second exchange, which ended a nearly six-hour ordeal in which officers were looking for him, Faris said.

The wounded officers — three York County sheriff’s deputies and one York police officer — were taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds, including two by helicopter, Faris said. The officers’ names and conditions weren’t released.

McCall also was taken to a hospital; information on his condition was not released.

That’s right, dude shot at cops, and lived.

Sheriff’s deputies initially went to the home outside York, a city of about 7,000 people roughly 12 miles south of the North Carolina state line, after 10 p.m. Monday, after someone called authorities to say a male was hitting a female there, Faris said.

The suspect, McCall, left the home on foot before deputies arrived, Faris said, and police dogs were brought in to search for him.

During the search, McCall fired a gun from somewhere near the home shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday, hitting a deputy who handles one of the dogs, Faris said.

More officers arrived and searched near the home.

Shortly after 3:30 a.m., McCall fired again, and officers returned fire, Faris said. McCall, as well as two deputies and
the York officer, were injured in that shootout.

Prayers up to the officers, because no one wants to see cops injured or killed doing their duty.

However, take note of how the Blues Lives Matter gang is real quiet. Wonder why?

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Migos Finally Announce Release Date For Culture II

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Migos Finally Announce Release Date For Culture II

On MLK Day, Migos member Quavo teased a new track from the highly anticipated Culture II album, using footage featuring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the refrain “do it for the culture” ending out track. Later in the day, the Migos Twitter account showed off the release date and album cover, with fans retweeting by the thousands.

Migos’ last full-length studio album, Culture, was released on January 27. Culture II will arrive on January 26, and already the reaction couldn’t be more robust. In the track that Quavo posted, the song featured some inspirational lyrics that sounded like a huge shift from the usual stunting and tough talk from the three rappers. While the direction of the album isn’t yet known, the Atlanta trio can expect plenty support if the reaction on Twitter is any indication.

We’ve collected a number of response to the teaser and album announcement below and on the following pages.

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Coco Austin Ripped To Tiny Alabaster Shreds For Claiming She Pioneered Big Booty Craze

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Coco Austin Ripped To Tiny Alabaster Shreds For Claiming She Pioneered Big Booty Craze

Coco Austin, the wife of Ice-T, exploded onto the modeling scene becoming known for her curves despite their questionable origins. In a recent Instagram post, Coco says she helped paved the way for big booty to be accepted in the modeling world and Twitter ripped her to alabaster shreds for the comments.

“I helped pave the way for thick girls during the skinny genre (during the Kate Moss days what they call the waif era) to be noticed as beautiful,” Coco wrote in the Instagram post. “[T]his was back before social media when magazines were popping, back before KimK, Nicki Minaj..( I mention them because young people see pop culture as the history makers but they need to know it started somewhere before them, this was also back before the plastic surgery craze.”

Coco wisely gave Jennifer Lopez her props for having one of the most coveted bottoms in entertainment during her rise in the post and even gave it up for Buffie The Body among a couple of other models who were not considered rail thin. And as shared by our good friends over at Bossip, big booty media figure Deelishis had a little something to say about Coco’s comments.

Some users on Twitter have reacted, and some of it isn’t pretty. We’ve collected some of the responses below and on the following pages.

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Barack Obama Pays Homage To Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 15, 2018 by admin - 0 Comments

Barack Obama Pays Homage To Martin Luther King, Jr.

It’s another Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and along with the day off from work, for some, we’re getting the usual pullquotes and nods to the iconic Civil Rights revolutionary. While sometimes the praise rings hollow—see Donald Trump’s recent signing with a litany of step’n fetch itsPresident Barack Obama‘s homage to MLK rang sincere. 

“Dr. King was 26 when the Montgomery bus boycott began. He started small, rallying others who believed their efforts mattered, pressing on through challenges and doubts to change our world for the better. A permanent inspiration for the rest of us to keep pushing towards justice,” tweeted the last legitimate President of the United States.

Bet he didn’t have to Google Dr. King to create that message.

As for Donald Trump, besides a couple of tweets out his ass about DACA this morning, he RT’d the White House’s cheesy weekly address. .

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Get Ready To See Jay-Z’s “Story Of O.J.” Character Jaybo On Merchandise Soon

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Get Ready To See Jay-Z’s “Story Of O.J.” Character Jaybo On Merchandise Soon

Jay-Z‘s “Story of O.J.” featured an animated figure that appeared to be snatched directly from the minstrel show era with an uncanny resemblance to the Brooklyn rapper. Jaybo, whose image has been used in memes popularized via social media, will now appear on merchandise coming soon after Hov trademarked the character officially.

TMZ reports:

Hova’s company, S. Carter Enterprises, just filed docs to trademark the animated character, “Jaybo.” The plan is to plaster the little guy on T-shirts, sweaters, hats, blankets, shams, dinnerware, mugs, cocktail shakers and thermal containers.

Interesting move to commercialize Jaybo, since it’s a playoff of Sambo — the main character from an 1899 children’s book that’s widely held to be racist due to the illustrations.

Savvy move from the man born Shawn Carter, no?

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Spider-Man AKA Tom Holland Knew About Kendrick Lamar-Produced Black Panther Soundtrack

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Spider-Man AKA Tom Holland Knew About Kendrick Lamar-Produced Black Panther Soundtrack

Tom Holland, the young actor who stars as Spider-Man in the current run of Marvel movies, is pretty much like the rest of us in being stoked to see the upcoming Black Panther film next month. At the ACE Comic Con even in Phoenix, Arizona over the weekend, Holland shared that he knew about Kendrick Lamar producing the soundtrack for Black Panther and struggled to keep the news a secret.

Heroic Hollywood shared details of Holland’s comments as he spoke on a panel alongside Spider-Man: Homecoming co-stars Jacob Batalon (Ned) and Laura Harrier (Liz). When asked about Black Panther and the soundtrack’s release, Holland barely contained himself.

“Oh that’s been released? They know that? I knew that ages ago, and I’ve been trying so hard to keep that a secret. I’m so glad you guys know” Holland shared. He went on to praise director Ryan Coogler and Chadwick Boseman, even expressing some heavy admiration for the African superhero’s all-Black costume.

“I’m very jealous of his costume”, Holland said.

Holland’s costume isn’t so bad itself, and Spidey will figure prominently this year in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.

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South Africa Finna Ride On Racist Sh*thole President With Formal Protest

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South Africa Finna Ride On Racist Sh*thole President With Formal Protest

President Donald Trump has sparked global outrage after his alleged “sh*thole countries” remarks made last week were said to be shared inside the Oval Office during a meeting surrounding DACA. In response, and after some came forward confirming the remarks, South Africa has announced a formal diplomatic protest to begin today (Jan. 15) at the U.S. embassy in the African nation.

From South Africa’s Department of International Relations:

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) will on Monday, 15 January 2017, demarche the Charges de Affaires (the second in charge) of the Embassy of the United States of America in Pretoria following the recent disturbing comments attributed to President Donald Trump.

The Department will provide an opportunity to the Charges de Affaires to explain the statement that African countries, alongside Haiti and El Savador, constitute “sh*tholes” from where migrants into the United States are undesirable.

The Department has noted President Trump’s tweet on Friday, 12 January 2018, in which he denies making the crude and offensive statement. The Department has noted further that President Trump’s denial was not categorical, referring only to Haiti and not addressing the entirety of the statement attributed to him.

The statement demands that President Trump move forward with “mutual understanding and respect” this point forward to retain diplomatic ties with dignity.

Good luck on getting that to happen.

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Cardi B Calls Sh*thole President Trump Disgusting

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Cardi B Calls Sh*thole President Trump Disgusting

Even Cardi B is wading into political commentary. Okay, not really, but she did note that Donald Trump is “disgusting.”

The Bronx rapper stated the real on her Twitter.

Trump is soo disgusting !I hate him Soo much .Im starting to hate him with a f*cking passion 😡😡😡,” she tweeted on Friday (Jan. 12).

Cardi’s tweet came after Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as sh*tholes.

That said, and when it comes to her opinion of Trump, where is the lie?

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Actor Aziz Ansari Accused Of Sexual Assault, Twitter Debates

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Actor Aziz Ansari Accused Of Sexual Assault, Twitter Debates

Master of None actor and comedian Aziz Ansari has been accused of sexual assault. A 23-year-old photographer has accused Ansari of violating her after a date. 

The woman detailed her story to Babe. The photographer recounts meeting Ansari at a party and eventually going out on a date that didn’t go as planner for her.

Reports TMZ:

“The woman — who remains anonymous — claims she went on a date with him last year and ended up in his Tribeca apartment.  She claims he almost immediately began kissing, fondling and undressing her and then said he was going to grab a condom. The woman says she asked him to slow down, but he continued and performed oral sex on her.

She says when he started sticking his fingers in her throat she used “verbal and non-verbal cues” to indicate her discomfort. 

The woman says Ansari doesn’t know if he got the message, but when it eventually registered she said he said, “Of course, it’s only fun if we’re both having fun.”

She says Ansari continued to push himself on her.  She says she eventually left in tears.”

The accuser says she came forward because she saw Ansari rocking a Times Up pin at the Golden Globes.

Needless to say, Twitter has been debating these revelations. See some of the varied reactions below and on the flip.

FREE ADVICE, don’t defend the indefensible, though. Tell us what you think in the comments.

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Kobe Bryant Will Produce & Host New ESPN Basketball Series Detail

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Kobe Bryant Will Produce & Host New ESPN Basketball Series Detail

Kobe Bryant has the championship pedigree and knowledge to examine the vast world of basketball like none other, and a new series hosted and produced by the future Hall of Famer is coming soon. Bryant will serve as the writer and mind behind a new ESPN series, Details, which is billed as a basketball analysis show.

ESPN made the announcement Friday (Jan. 12) during the Television Critics Association Press Tour event. The venture was struck between the sports network and Bryant’s Granity Studios operation.

More from ESPN’s media team:

In Detail, viewers will experience unparalleled game observations from Bryant as if he were one of the players featured in an ESPN game played the day before. As one of this generation’s leading basketball minds, Bryant will provide a perspective aimed at helping young athletes, players and coaches see the game in a different way.

“Studying game film is how the best get better. It’s the university for a master’s degree in basketball.” said Bryant. “I learned how to study film from the best coaches of all time – Phil Jackson and Tex Winter. Detail provides an opportunity to teach that skill to the next generation on large platform with ESPN.”

Detail will make its debut towards the tail end of the 2017-2018 NBA season according to the press release.

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Chris Matthews Made Bill Cosby Pill Joke Before Interviewing Hillary Clinton

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Chris Matthews Made Bill Cosby Pill Joke Before Interviewing Hillary Clinton

Chris Matthews, the longtime host of MSNBC’s Hardball show, is at the center of a controversy involving a comment he made off the air towards Hilary Clinton. Ahead of a 2016 interview, Matthews made a tasteless joke about giving the then-presidential hopeful a Bill Cosby pill that was caught on a hot mic.

The Cut exclusively reports:

Network footage obtained by the Cut shows Matthews, during the interview setup, making a couple of “jokes” about Clinton. He asks, “Can I have some of the queen’s waters? Precious waters?” And then, as he waits for the water, he adds, “Where’s that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?” Matthews then laughs, delighted with the line, for an extended moment, as the staffers around him react with disbelief, clearly uncomfortable.

In a statement delivered to The Cut, Matthews apologized for the joke although MSNBC has yet to make any grander gestures thus far. The outlet adds that conservative publication Daily Caller wrote a story last month highlighting that Matthews faced sexual harassment complaints twenty years ago that was settled out of court.

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#TopCurves: Black Twitter Shares Brutal Curves & DM Slide Fails

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#TopCurves: Black Twitter Shares Brutal Curves & DM Slide Fails

Curving, the act of shutting down one’s attempt to get close, ask for a date or more, has been a hot topic in times past, most especially in the digital dating age. The powerful and influential segment of Black Twitter most especially has lots to say about curving, and a new trending topic, #TopCurves, displayed some of the most hilarious shutdowns and DM slide fails out there.

We haven’t been able to determine when the trending topic began, but since Friday night (Jan. 12), the comments have been roaring in at a rapid rate. Some of the curves are pretty brutal to be honest, while some are well-deserved shutdowns towards the overconfident and rude.

We’ve collected some of the best #TopCurves responses below and on the following pages. Let us know if we missed one of your favorites by sounding off in the comments section.

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Future & Young Thug “Mink Flow,” Nav ft. Lil Uzi Vert “Wanted You” & More | Daily Visuals 1.12.17

Jan 12, 2018 by admin - 0 Comments

Future & Young Thug “Mink Flow,” Nav ft. Lil Uzi Vert “Wanted You” & More | Daily Visuals 1.12.17

For the second straight day Future and Young Thug have blessed fans with yet another visual off their Super Slimey mixtape.

This time around the ATLien duo go from the trap house to a manor for the clip to “Mink Flow” where the two hole up in a spooky mansion draped in minks while turning up next to big snakes and exotic looking women.

Nav and Lil Uzi Vert meanwhile go the cartoon route for their visuals to “Wanted You” where their animated selves get down in a studio and meat locker. They couldn’t shoot this kind of concept this in real life?

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Victor Oladipo, Chanel West Coast, and more.

FUTURE & YOUNG THUG – “MINK FLOW”

NAV FT. LIL UZI VERT – “WANTED YOU”

VICTOR OLADIPO – “ONE DAY”

CHANEL WEST COAST – “NOBODY”

EVIDENCE – “10,000 HOURS”

PAPER PAULK – “GOING FAR”

REXX LIFE RAJ – “NOT MY FRIEND”

TOWKIO FT. TEDDY JACKSON – “SYMPHONY”

50 Cent Confirms ‘Street King Immortal’ Album Is On The Way, Claims It’s A Heater

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50 Cent Confirms ‘Street King Immortal’ Album Is On The Way, Claims It’s A Heater

While 50 Cent has made a name for himself outside of Rap with Power and Effen Vodka he still plans to make a musical comeback. He has confirmed Street King Immortal is still in the works.

In a recent profile, the New York Times followed the Queens native to see how he spends his Sundays. During the nine-hour span Fif’ details how he incorporates studio time in his work day

“On most Sundays, I go into the studio to record my music and meet my producers there. There are no windows so it’s very easy to lose track of time. I could be there six hours and not even feel it. Right now I’m in the middle of recording my sixth album, but it’s as thrilling as my first,” he explained.

Originally set for a 2011 release, Street King Immortal has faced several delays as singles such as “My Life” and “New Day” failed to hit at radio. Additionally SKI was set to be his final album at Interscope Records but the two parties were not seeing eye to eye on the project further hampering its’ momentum.

50 also reveals he is releasing a champagne next year and tries to hit the gym twice on Sundays due to his hectic schedule during the week. You can read the entire feature here.

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Wale & J. Cole Are Apparently Working On “New Vibes”

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Wale & J. Cole Are Apparently Working On “New Vibes”

Looks like Wale and J. Cole are officially past their petty beef patti with cheese beef and back on the same page.

Recently Wale took to IG to post a video story of himself in the studio hanging out with the rapper who went double platinum with no features himself, J. Cole. Captioning the now removed video “Working on new vibes… wit Cole” you can clearly see Wale hanging out in a studio with a crew while Cole is seen at the computer possibly mixing down whatever they’re working on.

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We’re not sure if Wale unintentionally spilled the secret beans causing him to remove the video but fans are now aware of what’s cooking in the kitchen and if they don’t serve up something magically delicious they’ll have a mutiny on their hands.

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Samsung Phones To Have Unlocked FM Chips From Now On, Offering Free Radio Service

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Samsung Phones To Have Unlocked FM Chips From Now On, Offering Free Radio Service

Samsung smartphone owners will now have the benefit of free radio after the company announced they will equip with their phones with unlocked FM chips. 

Yes, people still listen to the radio, believe it or not.

The move by Samsung to link with NextRadio will give US and Canadian owners of their newest phones another option besides streaming music. The bulk of all cell phones (except Apple who doesn’t have functioning FM chips) do come with the FM chips but Samsung’s move to include them is more significant because they will unlock the FM chip most companies do not. They will not be the first company to do so though, LG and Sprint also partnered with NextRadio as well.

Now how will this be beneficial to Samsung smartphone owners? Well, the NextRadio app will connect to local FM radio stations and will be less of stress on your battery by using three times less of it and using 20 percent less of your data.

You can’t be mad at that all.

FM radio is also more reliable to share important information especially in the case of an emergency than other services. Hopefully, in the near future, Apple will decide to get on board with the FM chip being that there are a lot iPhone owners in the world. FCC chairman Ajit Pai asked the tech giant to activate their FM chips in their phones but Apple revealed that their phones don’t even have FM chips as pointed out above.

We like this move by Samsung, and won’t be shocked if other phone companies will follow suit.

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Mary J. Blige Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame [Photos]

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Mary J. Blige Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame [Photos]

Amidst ongoing divorce drama Mary J. Blige is starting her 2018 off on a bright note. She was recently awarded her own star on the Hollywood Wall of Fame.


The Queen Of Hip-Hop Soul was celebrated for her stellar career with one of the most prestigious honors in the entertainment business. On hand were family, close friends and peers including former Uptown Records President Andre Harrell and frequent collaborator Sean “Diddy” Combs.

Mary addressed the crowd giving her thanks for the recognition. “I’m so grateful for this star right now, because I’ve earned it probably three times. But I’m so grateful that I have it. I’m so grateful. I say that with confidence, not arrogance. I say that because I know it now, I know my worth, and I understand what this means” she acknowledged.

Puff Daddy AKA Brother LOVE also shared some anecdotal memories of their come up together as unknowns in the music industry. “We started from nothing. I used to pick Mary up from the projects. I had me a Volkswagen Rabbit. I had two rims on it. I couldn’t afford four. We would drive down the highway in New York and just dream. We would say, ‘We wanna be somebody. We wanna be big. We wanna be big something for our people. We wanna come and shake up the world.’ And we did that.”

In addition to the long overdue ceremony the “Real Love” songstress was recently nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her work in the critically acclaimed Mudbound.

You can see a portion of her emotional speech below. See images from the ceremony on the flip.

Mary J. Blige Is Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Great Performances – Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop Airs On PBS This February

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Great Performances – Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop Airs On PBS This February

Nas will forever live on by way of his critically-acclaimed debut album Illmatic, and a stirring performance never before seen will be made available to the masses. Next month, PBS’ THIRTEEN series will unveil the concert film Great Performances – Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop with legendary Queensbridge rapper performing the influential album with a full orchestra behind him.

The film is a recording of a performance Nas staged alongside the National Symphony Orchestra back in May 2014, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Illmatic. In a trailer for the concert film, Nas expresses both amazement and gratitude for one of top moments in his storied and still ongoing career.

“It’s crazy, you know, I wrote this in the projects in New York City. Here we are in the capital of America, Washington, DC, and, you know, a bunch of white people with strings and all that, playing this album, and they [sic] feeling it,” says Nas in a quick moment ahead of the concert.

Running through tracks like “It Ain’t Hard To Tell,” “The World Is Yours,” and “Memory Lane,” the artist born Nasir Jones worked in conjunction with National Symphony Orchestra Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke to shape Illmatic to classical standards.

The Great Performances – Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop film airs on Friday, February 2 at 9 p.m. on PBS. Learn more here.

Watch the trailer below.

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Technics Tapping Pockets With Release Of $10,000 & Up Turntables

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Technics Tapping Pockets With Release Of ,000 & Up Turntables

Technics, the turntable brand cranking out the influential instrument since the 1970s, revived the line back in 2016 to a costly tune of $4,000. The company is back once again with the official reveal of a pair of models that have an even heftier price tag of $10,000 and up.

During this year’s Consumer Electronics Show event, Panasonic rolled out its upcoming products for the year, including the impending turntable models. Aimed a still strong market of audiophiles who came up coveting the instrument, the premium product will not be for the up and coming turntable wizards.

What Hi-Fi? writes:

The SP-10R is expected to launch in spring for an eye-watering $10,000.

The Technics SL-1000R, meanwhile, adds the base and tonearm for the complete turntable system, doubling the damage when it comes to price.

It features an S-shaped tonearm, with a magnesium tonearm tube chosen for its low mass and damping qualities. For rigidity, the base comprises a dual-layer construction of BMC (bulk moulding compound) beneath a 30mm-thick aluminium top panel, while the turntable part on top of that is made of an additional three layers of BMC, aluminium die-cast and a 25mm-thick aluminium panel.

The turntables work in the same manner as older models, although the look and design of the devices is certainly a futuristic update on the sturdy originals.

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Rick Wilson To Trump Flunky On CNN – “I Will Gut You Like A Fish” [VIDEO]

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Rick Wilson To Trump Flunky On CNN – “I Will Gut You Like A Fish” [VIDEO]

A woke Don Lemon’s show on CNN was absolutely lit last night (January 11. In a keen example of potential white on white violence, while discussing racist Donald Trump, GOP strategist Rick Wilson had enough of radio host John Fredericks making excuses for Cheeto and threatened him with a vicious fade.

“You know, hearing John’s and of this overtly racist aspect of it, it shocks me that we still have people in this country…don’t bother calling yourself a conservative, if you don’t believe there’s a way where people who come and embrace the proposition of this country can become Americans,” said Wilson on CNN Tonight after Fredericks kicked some nonsense about Trump’s words being about economics.

To this, Wilson said, “You are a weak, impotent person who can’t handle the fact that there are people who don’t look like you, who want to come to this country because our system is awesome. You hate that, you hate it so much, because you’re so weak inside.”

Fredericks sarcastically answered, “That’s your substantive argument, Rick Wilson, who backed every losing candidate…”

And this is where sh*t got real.

“John, I will gut you like a fish on this show, if you want to keep this up,” said Wilson

The look on fellow panelist and New York Times columnist Charles Blow’s face said it all. In fact, Blow even relayed what was going through his mind at the time via Twitter.

Peep more of the Internets rallying around Wilson below.

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Doe B’s Murderer Sentenced to 85 Years In Prison

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Doe B’s Murderer Sentenced to 85 Years In Prison

Four years after turning himself in for the murder of Grand Hustle artist Doe B, Darius Thomas was sentenced to 85 years in prison on Wednesday (Jan. 10). Thomas is just one of three men arrested in connection with Doe B’s murder at Centennial Hill Bar and Grill in Montgomery, Alabama in December 2013.

Taboris Mock and Jason McWilliams were also arrested for the murder and are still awaiting trial while they’re out on bond.

According to the Montgomery Advertiser, after taking a plea deal Thomas offered an apology to the mothers of his victims during his trial. The apology was accepted with Doe B’s mother saying “It was a big weight off of my shoulders and me being able to forgive him.” But that didn’t keep the three mothers from requesting that the judge give him a maximum prison sentence.

Doe B was signed by T.I. to Grand Hustle Records in 2012 and just a year later the up and coming rapper had his promising future taken from him. Even though they knew each other for a little less than over a year T.I. gave a heartfelt eulogy at Doe B’s funeral.

No word on when Doe’s other two alleged killers will face trial for their part in his murder.

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Louis Vuitton Making A Tracker To Help Keep Tabs On Your High Price Luggage

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Louis Vuitton Making A Tracker To Help Keep Tabs On Your High Price Luggage

The one headache that comes with traveling is your luggage and keeping tabs on it once you hand it over to the airline to check it in. Louis Vuitton is looking to help curb those fears a bit by making a luggage tracker that will help you monitor your expensive LV luggage according to a recent FCC filing.

Sounds like a good idea.

According to Engadget, sources revealed them that this will be the first device of it’s kind to work internationally but no official confirmation has been made yet. The device itself will be called the Louis Vuitton Echo and will be made by a French start-up company called Axible according to a leaflet filed to the FCC. Other details revealed about the device include it can operate on full charged battery for six months and is charged by a simple USB cord.

The tracker itself slides into a pocket dedicated to it on Louis Vuitton luggage, once on the plane, the tracker will automatically switch to airplane mode. Once landed the user can track their luggage through the company’s LV Pass smartphone app when it’s paired with the tracker and check if their luggage has been opened and any point while being checked in and loaded up.

That’s pretty damn dope.

As of now, the tracker will only work in certain major international airports that are covered by a mobile geolocation service called Sigfox. Based on that information that coverage will include highly-populated cities in Japan, US, Taiwan, Australia, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Oman, New Zealand and Iran. Now as far as price is concerned, an exact price-point has not been revealed but you will more than likely have to spend a pretty penny on the tracker (it’s Louis Vuitton) but it does come with 3-years Sigfox service.

No information as far as a release date has been revealed either. Let’s hope other luggage brands follow LV’s lead and also begin to make trackers.

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Becky Bumbaclot Blonde Trash Tomi Lahren Still Racist, But Likes 21 Savage

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Becky Bumbaclot Blonde Trash Tomi Lahren Still Racist, But Likes 21 Savage

Tomi Lahren is still racist. Nevertheless, she recently recited a 21 Savage song on social media—so of course, a number of simple coons were ready to slide her a pass.

As for being a racist, this was one of the Becky Bumbaclot’s tweet in response to Donald Trump calling Black countries sh*tholes.

“If they aren’t sh*thold countries, why don’t their citizens stay there,” tweet the South Dakota native.

No worries, she is getting dragged for her stupidity. As for 21 Savage, she was singing the rapper’s “Bank Account” on Instagram

Nah.

Nevertheless, it lead many a shoe shuffling Sunken Place dweller to show their ass on these Internets.

No worries, they too have catching the peakest of slander, and deservedly so. See the best of the best below and on the following pages.

For the record, Tomi Lahren is trash and will never be invited to the cookout, unless it’s to pick up the trash after everyone has gone home.

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Joe Budden Talks Emimem Beef, Says Bizarre & Made It All Up

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Joe Budden Talks Emimem Beef, Says Bizarre & Made It All Up

The Hip-Hop world was beset with whispers that a beef was on the horizon between Eminem and Joe Budden, this after Bizarre and 50 Cent seemingly suggested the bars from Em’s “Chloraseptic” remix were for the New Jersey rapper. During his podcast, Budden addressed the alleged beef and seemed to brush aside any tensions between him and the Shady Records boss.

“I don’t think that Em was talking to me, number one, but boy did he kill that verse,” Budden explained. “50 Cent has zero to do with this beef, he is promoting a movie, a movie that doesn’t look that bad, this Den of Thieves thing.”

He continued with, “And I don’t know what Bizarre has to do with any of this. That’s the part that’s confusing. So I want to apologize to Bizarre because I’m not starting my 2018 beefing with Bizarre.  I’m not doing it.”

Budden pretty much lays into Bizarre after apologizing, saying that his estranged connection with Eminem is a false alliance and sticking up for a person who didn’t ask for it. It’s a pretty explosive moment for Budden, as his co-hosts Rory and Mal egg the host on.

Watch Joe Budden address the so-called beef with Eminem in the clip below. Start at the 5:55-mark.

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Damian Lillard Offers The Fade To Chris Paul At Game’s End?

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Damian Lillard Offers The Fade To Chris Paul At Game’s End?

One of the unwritten rules in professional basketball is that you don’t show up the other team after the victory is already in the bag. During a contest between the Houston Rockets and the Portland Trailblazers, Chris Paul and Damian Lillard got into at the end of the game after Paul made an uncontested layup near the end of the game.

With the game out of reach for the Blazers, Paul went to the basket for the layup instead of running the clock out as most players do. Adding salt to the wound, Paul stole the ball in the very final seconds and then held the ball, which prompted Lillard to come over and the pair exchanged some tough words before Lillard smacked the ball out of Paul’s hand.

Paul, to his credit, didn’t react to Lillard’s irritation and instead just walked away as Lillard glared at him while leaving the Houston’s Toyota Center floor. In the locker room, Lillard shared what he said to Paul, basically checking the player on sportsmanship and the like.

Twitter came through with the jokes right on time, with both men catching a little heat for his late-game stunt. Hopefully, the two State Farm buddies can patch it up and get back to their winning ways.

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‘L&HH: Miami’ Star Young Hollywood Getting Death Threats For Amara La Negra Shade

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‘L&HH: Miami’ Star Young Hollywood Getting Death Threats For Amara La Negra Shade

Love & Hip Hop: Miami features a headass named Young Hollywood who didn’t seem to understand how an Afro-Latina woman (see: Amara La Negra) could be successful with her natural features. Now, he is getting death threats. 

While we wish the man no harm, excuse us while we Google the world’s smallest violin.

Reports TMZ:

“A little backstory … YH told Amara in the series premiere last week she needed to be “more Beyonce and less Macy Gray.” He also called her psychotic after Amara took offense to YH suggesting she switch up her look … most notably her Afro.

Amara ultimately stormed off after he referred to her as “Nutella Queen” … and Young Hollywood’s been torched online and threatened ever since.

YH — who btw has worked with 2 Chainz and reggaeton superstars Nicky Jam and Cosculluela — says he’s wrongfully being crucified and the industry’s sad standards are really to blame.”

Just because there are “industry standards” it doesn’t mean you should try to enforce them.

Stay safe, beloved. But you’re a clown.

Watch Young Hollywood continue to cop pleas (he believe his “character” is under attack) below.

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Cardi B Talks Relationship With Offset & More With Beats 1 [WATCH]

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Cardi B Talks Relationship With Offset & More With Beats 1 [WATCH]

Cardi B and Offset are still very much a thing it seems, this after a recent interview she held with Beats 1 revealed that union did not split despite the rampant allegations of cheating by the Migos rapper. During the interview, the “Bodak Yellow” star made mention of her fiancee and their life together, her connection with her family, and much more.

Host Julie Adenuga opened up the interview asking about the direction of Cardi B’s album but then shifting the conversation into what the rapper has spent her money on. Cardi shared that the most expensive thing she owns is a Tangerine Bentley truck while also revealing she doesn’t even know how to drive. As a New York native, she expressed amazement at the fact of being a life-long subway train user to now being able to purchase her own ride.

Other highlights include Cardi mentioning her love of high-end designers but making sure to highlight that their jeans can’t fit her bottom half that well, then gives a nod to Fashion Nova for providing clothes that fit her frame.

In the portion where she speaks about Offset, she mentions that her future husband’s most annoying habit is that he spends money on food yet doesn’t eat it, which Cardi basically feels is frivolous. However, she does address the big elephant in the room and it appears that all is well in their world after revealing she’s recorded a love song.

There’s also a pretty nice mention of Cardi saying that her father is her best friend and that she’s deeply connected with her family, which grounds her as her fame has skyrocketed over the years.

Watch Cardi B in all her Bronx glory in the interview with Beats 1 below.

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#CESblackout Sparks Hilarious Tweets From Techies

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#CESblackout Sparks Hilarious Tweets From Techies

Techies and nerds attending this year’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show) convention were not expecting to be in the dark early this morning when they tried to check out companies new technological offerings to the world.BUT that’s exactly what happened when most of the Las Vegas Convention Center lost power for power.

Well, that’s shocking.

The blackout lasted for about 2 hours and the cause still remains a mystery. Most companies could not show off their latest products due to the lack of electricity. So all of those OLED TV’s, virtual reality rides, and smart fridges were pretty much useless for the most part and put on full display just how important electricity is no matter how much smarter the devices are. Phones were even hostages of charging stations they were put in.

Attendees managed to safely navigate their way around the convention center in the dark thanks to the light pouring in from in the windows and battery operated signs. Also, the sounds of “Despacito” (hopefully not the Bieber version) could be heard blaring from a booth on the floor.Twitter being Twitter can find the humor in any situation and they decided to chime in on the situation.

L O L!  Intel, Sony and OREO even got in on the fun and decided to let some tweets fly in light of the situation.

Of course, there were tweets that still reminded us of how we take things like electricity for granted especially with parts of Puerto Rico still without power and are still suffering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria.

We see no lies in those tweets above, but these jokes must still be told. To see more hilarious reactions to a bunch of nerds in the dark hit the gallery below.

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Quavo ft. Nicki Minaj “She For Keeps,” Planet Asia “Fireworks” & More | Daily Visuals 1.10.17

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Quavo ft. Nicki Minaj “She For Keeps,” Planet Asia “Fireworks” & More | Daily Visuals 1.10.17

Nicki Minaj and Nas have just allegedly called it quits, so could Quavo be in prime position for a Rodman rebound?

We’re not sure but in Quavo and Nicki’s latest video for “She For Keeps” the two certainly seem to make an interesting couple as they exchange pleasantries over some burgers and shakes. If Nicki was still with Safaree we know who’d be picking up that bill. We kid we kid.

Meanwhile in China Town Planet Asia shines under the neon oriental signs as he kicks some bars for his clip to “Fireworks.”

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Jussie Smollett, Hoodrich Pablo, and more.

QUAVO & NICKI MINAJ – “She For Keeps”

PLANET ASIA – “FIREWORKS”

JUSSIE SMOLLETT – “FREEDOM”

LII BABY FT. MONEYBAGG YO – “ALL OF A SUDDEN”

HOODRICH PABLO JUAN – “MONEY ON FLEEK”

TED PARK – “ME OH MY”

SLAUGHTER GANG TIP – “NO BRAIN”

Alleged Domestic Abuser Floyd Mayweather Cracks Jokes About #MeToo

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Alleged Domestic Abuser Floyd Mayweather Cracks Jokes About #MeToo

Floyd Mayweather might be one of the most electrifying boxers of his era, but he’s also got an icky history of alleged abuse against women. In a recent interview, the boxer and ladies man made some tasteless jokes surrounding the #MeToo movement and Twitter is steadily delivering low blows.

In an interview with Men’s Health, Mayweather discusses his training regimen, business ventures, and the usual Money Mayweather braggadocio. When the outlet asked about the #MeToo movement, which most know helped galvanize women in coming forth about being sexually abused or assaulted, Mayweather made a completely boneheaded move by confusing the hashtag’s intent.

From Men’s Health:

We’re asking a lot of men, in light of the #MeToo movement, how men can grow in 2018.

The who?

The #MeToo movement. Women speaking out about sexual assault.

When you say “me too” … When somebody is like, “I got a Rolls Royce, I be like ‘me too.’” When somebody say they got a private jet, I say, “Me too. I got two. Me too.”

This is a very different —

Well, I didn’t know! My Me Too movement from the beginning was whenever somebody said what they have I’m like, “me too.” Somebody say they got a billion dollars, I say, “I made a billion dollars, me too.”

Yeah, that’s a bad look right there.

Mayweather’s name was trending on Twitter earlier with users highlighting the fact he didn’t even know, nor care about what it meant. We’ve captured some of the chatter below and on the following pages.

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Samsung Unleashing The Galaxy S9 In February

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Samsung Unleashing The Galaxy S9 In February

We reported that Samsung had their eyes set on a March release for their next phone in their Galaxy flagship series. Looks like Galaxy fans won’t have to wait much longer, the tech giant announced that the S9 and S9 Plus will officially launch in February.

Samsung’s mobile chief operator, DJ Koh made the announcement during a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The two highly anticipated phones will launch and be available for purchase at the annual Mobile World Congress trade show held in Barcelona Spain.

Uh oh, watch out Apple.

Galaxy owners were hoping to get a sneak peek at the S9 at CES but their hopes were quickly squashed. BUT on the bright side, they won’t have to wait till spring at Samsung’s event where they typically show off and launch their flagship devices. As to what we can expect from Samsung’s next flagship phone?  We can expect an upgraded camera and systems, face detection and possibly a fingerprint scanner on the rear of the phone.

No word on whether if their smartphone is still a grenade but we have yet to hear any horror stories about their latest Galaxy Note phone.

Apple’s 2017 ended kind of rough and their 2018 isn’t off to a great start either so Samsung can definitely make a huge statement in the new year with S9 and S9 Plus. We are looking forward to seeing what this new innovation to the smartphone game will bring.

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Jimmy Iovine Calls Report Of Him Leaving Apple Music “Fake News”

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Jimmy Iovine Calls Report Of Him Leaving Apple Music “Fake News”

Jimmy Iovine says he is not going anywhere and calls reports of him leaving Apple Music in the words our “stable genius” President, “fake news”. 

The music mogul shot down rumors of exiting Apple Music in an exclusive report dropped by Variety. In the interview, Iovine reveals that he is still fully committed to doing whatever Apple needs him to accomplish.

“I am almost 65, have been with Apple for four years and in 2 1/2 years the [Apple Music] service has gotten to well over 30 million subscribers and Beats has continued its successful run. But there’s still a lot more we’d like to do. I am committed to doing whatever Eddy [Cue], Tim [Cook] and Apple need me to do, to help wherever and however I can, to take this all the way. I am in the band.”

Billboard initially based their report on Iovine leaving due to his shares with Apple vesting, Iovine responded those claims during an appearance Monday night  at The Grammy Museum for a screening and Q&A session for the Grammy Nominated HBO Documentary, The Defiant Ones by revealing that his “Apple stocks vesting in stages” since he sold Beats and that the last of his Apple stock with will vest in August.

“All this stuff you’re seeing in the newspapers, let me tell you, my stock vested a long time ago. We need Donald Trump here to call it ‘fake news.”

Iovine is definitely still committed to the Apple cause but he admits he doesn’t want to stick with the music business forever.

“I don’t see myself at 75-years-old running around doing music. Eventually, I’ll be slowing down. But right now, I’m committed to getting streaming right.” Iovine added, “The next chapter, whatever intensity I’m working, will be to help streaming come to scale.”

Jimmy is here to stay… for now.

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Cardi B, Post Malone & 21 Savage Top Forbes’ 2018 Hip-Hop Future Moguls List

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Cardi B, Post Malone & 21 Savage Top Forbes’ 2018 Hip-Hop Future Moguls List

The annual Hip-Hop Cash Princes list got a bit of a title remix for this year’s selection by Forbes, mixing things up a bit by way of a diverse and eclectic cast of characters. Now called the Hip-Hop Future Moguls List, Cardi B, Post Malone, and 21 Savage join several other rising Hip-Hop stars for this year’s grouping.

The 2018 Hip-Hop Future Moguls list was compiled by Senior Editor, Media and Entertainment Zack O’Malley Greenburg, Charlamagne Tha God, Universal Hip-Hop Museum president Rocky Bucano, and Rap Coalition founder Wendy Day. A chief criterion of the list was that nominees would need to be under 30, and have never before appeared in any of Forbes’ previous lists.

Cardi B was a natural lock to make this list with her massive 2017 carrying well into the current year, becoming the first female rapper to top the charts as a solo act since 1998 with the “Bodak Yellow” single.

Post Malone has managed to snag two big hits for 2017 with “Congratulations” and “Rockstar,” both singles still enjoying burn on the charts in 2018 despite the flood of music that’s been released since. 21 Savage, featured on Malone’s “Rockstar,” has his own huge hit in “Bank Account” and shows little signs in slowing down after a steady climb to notoriety.

The list features the most women it ever has in times past as well, so salute to the publication in recognizing the industry shift.

Check out Forbes’ full list here.

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Faux Black Rachel Dolezal Selling H&M Protest Hoodie, Worse Than Imaginable

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Faux Black Rachel Dolezal Selling H&M Protest Hoodie, Worse Than Imaginable

Rachel Dolezal is still trolling Black people. The white lady—new name, Nkechi Amare Diallo—who identifies as Black created a hoodie to protest H&M’s racist ad, and it comes gift wrapped in struggle and audacity.

Instead of “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” like H&M’s now infamous hoodie from its headass ad, Dolezal created a green hoodie with the words “Coolest Prince In The Hood” across the chest.

Of course, this was problematic considering not all little Black boys like the one in the original ad live in the “hood.”  She deleted that one, but this is the Internets.

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The new version of her struggle design reads “Coolest Prince in The World.” Want to guess where all the proceeds from the sales are going? Spoiler: her bank account.

Why is Rachel Dolezal still in the paint? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Nas & Kelis Finally Comes To Terms On A Custody Agreement

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Nas & Kelis Finally Comes To Terms On A Custody Agreement

After some hard bickering and slandering in court proceedings, Nas and Kelis seem to have finally reached an agreement on a new child custody agreement.

According to TMZ the Illmatic rapper and “Milkshake” singer have finally come to terms on how to proceed with their co-parenting duties (thank God) with Nas getting four full weekends in January, February, and March.

“Nas’ weekend visits will begin immediately after school on Fridays … thru Sunday night, or Monday night, if it’s a 3-day weekend.”

The agreement also stipulates that neither parent use their time to “popularize [Knight] on social media.” Can’t say we saw that coming though we do agree that children really shouldn’t be raised in the spotlight like that.

Hopefully, this will be the last of this and the two can get back to being excellent parents.

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Horrible Merchandise: G-Eazy Deads H&M Partnership, & Diddy Reportedly Offering Child Model $1M

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Horrible Merchandise: G-Eazy Deads H&M Partnership, & Diddy Reportedly Offering Child Model M

H&M continues to fall deeper into their sunken place. Both G-Eazy and Diddy AKA LOVE are making moves to demonstrate how badly the clothing giant dropped the ball.

Earlier this week the Swedish brand posted advertisement featuring a Black child model wearing a hooded sweatshirt saying “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle” for sale. Of course the racially insensitive photo caught hell’s fury from Black America. They have since released a formal statement apologizing but both G-Eazy and Puff Daddy have doubled down on their stance against the retailer.

In an Instagram post the “No Limit” rapper made it clear he will no longer moving forward with his forthcoming H&M collection. “Unfortunately, after seeing the disturbing image yesterday, my excitement over our global campaign quickly evaporated, and I’ve decided at this time our partnership needs to end. Whether an oblivious oversight or not, it’s truly sad and disturbing that in 2018, something so racially and culturally insensitive could pass by the eyes of so many (stylist, photographer, creative and marketing teams) and be deemed acceptable.”

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According to British publication Metro Combs has offered a million dollar Sean Jean modeling contract to the unnamed young boy. It has not been confirmed if the youth has accepted or not.

Check out H&M’s formal apology below.

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Harvey Weinstein Catches The Tenderest Slap To The Face You’ll See [VIDEO]

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Harvey Weinstein Catches The Tenderest Slap To The Face You’ll See [VIDEO]

Disgraced movie exec Harvey Weinstein got slapped in the face while leaving a restaurant. Don’t get all excited, it was the softest slap you may have ever seen. 

Of course, there are multiple sides to the struggle.

Reports TMZ:

Weinstein was at Elements restaurant at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort in Scottsdale, eating dinner with his sober coach when 2 men sat at a table next to them.

One of the men — Steve — tells TMZ he walked up to Weinstein and told him he loved his movies and would like to take a photo with him. Steve says Weinstein became belligerent and told him to buzz off. The manager of the restaurant says Weinstein was not belligerent — she says to the contrary he was “very sweet about it” and said, “I’d rather not take a picture right now.” The manager says the two shook hands and Steve went back to his table.

At around 9 PM, Weinstein and his sober coach got up to leave at the same time Steve and his dinner companion were leaving. Steve tells TMZ he had “quite a bit to drink,” told his friend to fire up his cell phone and shoot video of what was about to happen.

Steve says he walked up to Weinstein and said, “You’re such a piece of s*** for what you did to these women,” and then punched him in the face twice. He says Weinstein stumbled backward and almost fell.

There is video of the incident and Weinstein did indeed catch a couple of backhanded slaps to his grill.

They damn sure won’t punches and they looked rather tender. Weinstein did stumble, but way after he caught the hand to the face so it looked like he tripped more than anything. We would say he was drunk, but as noted he was with his “sober coach,” right.

We’re not going to dispute Weinstein being a dirtbag, but he could still sue the ish out of his soft-handed attacker. Also, how are you lucid and allow yourself to get disrespected like that? 

Anyway, peep footage of the incident below.

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Mom Of Black H&M Model Emerges From Sunken Place, Says Ad Wasn’t Racist

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Mom Of Black H&M Model Emerges From Sunken Place, Says Ad Wasn’t Racist

While much of the free world was rightfully outraged that a Black boy was featured in an advertisement by H&M wearing a hoodie deeming him “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle,” the mother of the boy thought otherwise. Terry Mango emerged from the sunken place and broke her silence about the matter via social media, essentially telling everyone to stop bringing the matter to her doorstep.

Mango, who is of Kenya descent and resides in Sweden where H&M is based, replied via Facebook to the chatter surrounding the ad. In so many words, Mango felt that the response to her son modeling the hoodie was over the top and had a slight message for the critics.

“Stop crying wolf all the time. Unnecessary issue here, get over it,” Mango wrote. When pressed on if she understood the reasons why people were angered, Mango doubled down and said she understood but was still largely unmoved.

Mango is certainly entitled to her opinion and yes, this is her son folks are talking about. However, while she might not see the problem, the ad itself is problematic and there’s nothing wrong with pointing that out.

Best believe if her son makes it big in the fashion world that he’ll have to contend with far more racism being a child with dark skin. If there’s some kind of utopia Mango lives in where that isn’t the case, she needs to hand over the directions pronto. Until then, she can keep the sunken place stance to herself.

We’ve captured some reaction to Mango’s comments below and on the following pages, including an Instagram post showing her reaction.

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‘Black Panther’ Tops ‘Captain America: Civil War’ For Marvel’s Biggest Advance Ticket Sales

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‘Black Panther’ Tops ‘Captain America: Civil War’ For Marvel’s Biggest Advance Ticket Sales

The hype building around Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther film is reaching Life After Death heights. After its latest trailer released on Monday night, advanced ticket sales began to fly off the digital shelves.

Deadline is reporting that after ticket sales went live on Monday night Black Panther leaped over Captain America: Civil War for Marvel’s best-selling MCU film in its first 24 hours of presale tickets.

The culture has spoken!

Whether or not Black Panther hits the $179 million dollar mark of Civil War’s opening weekend is anyone’s guess but we wouldn’t be surprised if it broke that record as well. Opening in correlation with a 4-day President’s Day weekend on February 16 should also help Ryan Coogler‘s Marvel directorial debut film to have a huge opening weekend haul.

Throw into the fray the fact that Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment are at the musical helm of Black Panther and you now have the perfect storm of visual and audio.

But should Black Panther fall short of Civil War‘s opening weekend numbers (as most industry estimates predict) it still has a shot at becoming the biggest opening of all-time for a February film with Deadpool currently holding that title ($132.4 million).

That being said should take those doubts as a challenge and go out and support Black Panther as many times as we can (and can afford) on President’s Day weekend. We’re down for multiple screenings on a 4-day weekend. How about y’all?

Have you locked down your advanced ticket sales for Black Panther yet?

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Dr. Dre Finally Ready To Unleash Detox?

Jan 10, 2018 by admin - 0 Comments

Dr. Dre Finally Ready To Unleash Detox?

Dr. Dre really doesn’t owe the world anything at this point, especially after releasing a bevy of classics and building a powerful brand in Beats Electronics. However, rumors surrounding the unreleased Detox album which has been reportedly worked on since 2002 has grown to mythical levels and the legendary producer seemingly hinted at its possible release.
ESPN NBA reporter Chris Haynes reported on Dr. Dre and his longtime partner Jimmy Iovine taking in a practice session with the Golden State Warriors this week. When Haynes asked the Compton mogul what his plans for Detox were, the vague answer gave fans a little hope.

The last musical project Dr. Dre worked on in full was the for 2015’s Compton project, inspired by the N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton. Dre also lent his ear and production to Eminem’s latest LP, Revival.

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‘From Toronto To Houston’ Doc To Detail Drake’s Come Up

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‘From Toronto To Houston’ Doc To Detail Drake’s Come Up

If you do homework you will see Drake had to grind like any other up and coming artist. From Toronto To Houston takes a look at his journey before he reached stardom.

On January 7, Director MarQuis Trill shared a trailer to the documentary via his Instagram. According to his caption, the film provides an inside look to Drizzy’s climb to the top with an emphasis on how the city of Houston provided his musical foundation.

“I’m talking 2009, as Drake was rising to the top of the music world. He credits Houston for the culture and the impact it had on him with launching his career – specifically on May 8, 2009, the show at Warehouse Live. Hope everyone enjoys my artistic documentary.”

The brief clip shows a beardless 6 God performing in H-Town in the early start of his career with current day footage of him and Jas Prince touring the city during “Houston Appreciation Weekend” also spliced in. “2018 marks the 5th year anniversary of “Houston Appreciation Weekend.” To understand what Houston Appreciation Weekend, a.k.a #HAW, is all about, you have to go back to its origin” Trill explained.

You can view the trailer below.

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From Toronto To Houston has no set release date at this time but is apparently coming via Rap-A-Lot Records which is owned by Jas’ father J-Prince.

Via Billboard

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Kevin Gates Released From Prison, For Real This Time

Jan 10, 2018 by admin - 0 Comments

Kevin Gates Released From Prison, For Real This Time

Kevin Gates is finally a free man. The controversial rapper was released from an Illinois prison this morning (Jan. 10) with no outstanding warrants to put him right back into the bing. 

According to TMZ, Gates has been granted parole and will be under mandatory supervision. Gates served 9 months of a 30-month sentence.

TMZ also reports that Gates plans to use a chunk of his free time to share his own struggles with trouble teens in the hopes of removing them from a path towards prison.

Let Meek Mill be a lesson for Gates—don’t piss off the judge and always check in with you parole officers.

Just saying.

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