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Chet Hanks Shoots His Shot with Lizzo

Chet Hanks Shoots His Shot with Lizzo

Lizzo has an admirer in Chet Hanks.

Just days after she drunkenly slid into Chris Evans’ DMs, the 30-year-old son of Tom Hanks decided to take a shot at love with the “Truth Hurts” rapper.

“[Lizzo] if it don’t work out with Captain America, I’m here, baby,” Chet wrote on his Instagram Story on Monday (April 19), adding “WBS BQS,” which stands for “White Boy Summer” and “Big Queen Summer.”

Chet Hanks and Lizzo IG

On Saturday, Lizzo admitted to sliding into Evans’ direct messages. “Don’t drink and DM, kids…. for legal porpoises this is a joke,” she said while sharing a screenshot of the message, which included three emojis that insinuated she was “shooting her shot” at a potential relationship with the Avengers star.

The next day, Evans followed her on Instagram and replied to her message. “No shame in a drunk DM,” he wrote, along with a blowing kiss emoji. “God knows I’ve done worse on this app lol.”

Lizzo reacts to Chris Evans’ response to her drunkenly sliding into his DMs on Instagram. pic.twitter.com/G3kK2MZif9

— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) April 19, 2021

Lizzo has not responded to Chet, who recently took a page from Megan Thee Stallion and declared that this year would be a “White Boy Summer.” “I’m not talking about, like, Trump, you know, Nascar-type white. I’m talking about me, Jon B., Jack Harlow-type white-boy summer,” said Chet, who is facing a $1 million civil lawsuit after being accused of physical abuse by his ex-girlfriend.

Meanwhile, Lizzo is baring it all on the ‘Gram. On Tuesday, she shared a naked unedited selfie in order to change the conversation about beauty standards. “Now normally I would fix my belly and smooth my skin but baby I wanted show u how I do it au natural,” said Lizzo.

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Rihanna Buys $10 Million Beverly Hills House

Rihanna Buys $10 Million Beverly Hills House

Rihanna is expanding her real estate portfolio.

Just three months after buying a $13.8 million Beverly Hills mansion, the 33-year-old singer has scooped up the house immediately next door. According to Dirt.com, Rihanna spent $10 million on the half-acre estate. Originally built in the late 1930s, the 3,500-square-foot home boasts four bedrooms and 4.5 baths, and last sold in 2015 for $5.1 million.

The Tudor-style structure includes formal living and dining rooms, an eat-in kitchen that opens to the family room, and a master suite with a sitting area and private balcony. The spacious backyard features an oversized swimming pool, built-in BBQ, and brick patio. There is also a separate guesthouse atop the garage with another bedroom.

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Rihanna previously purchased the 7,600-square-foot modern farmhouse next door, which was rebuilt from the ground up. With these two properties, she now sits on over an acre of land, with more than 11,000 square feet of living space.

In addition to her $23.8 million Beverly Hills compound, the Fenty Beauty mogul owns several other homes in the L.A. area including a $6.8 million Hollywood Hills estate, a condo along the Wilshire Corridor, and her main residence, a $5.5 million penthouse in Century City’s Century Towers.

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Waka Flocka Flame Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From Donald Trump

Waka Flocka Flame is being honored for his charity work.

The rapper received a lifetime achievement award from Donald Trump on Friday (April 16) in his hometown of Atlanta. A humbled Waka was all smiles as his pastor and mentor, Apostle Dr. Bridget Outlaw, presented him with a certificate and medal.

“I just wanna thank President Trump for recognizing me,” he said. “Thank Bridget, just thank everybody that loves me just enough to love me back and do everything that I wanted to do that was genuine.”

On Instagram, Waka also thanked Trump, writing, “S/O to my president!!!”

The certificate recognizes Waka’s “lifelong commitment to building a stronger nation through volunteer service.” According to TMZ, the former POTUS signed the certificate and the Trump Administration approved everything before Trump left office in January.

Waka was honored for his humanitarianism and philanthropy as a volunteer for the Chicago non-profit Daughter of Destiny, an outreach program that helps women by providing employment, food, housing, community, and inner healing.

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Snoop Dogg Returns with New Album ‘From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites’

Happy 4/20.

Snoop Dogg celebrates the high holiday by dropping his 18th studio album From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites. On his first project since 2019’s I Wanna Thank Me, the rap icon blazes up 10 smokin’ tracks, with appearances from Mozzy, KoKane, Larry June, and Devin the Dude.

Snoop, who will star in 50 Cent’s new Starz series “Black Mafia Family,” also dropped a video for the J Black-assisted “Look Around.”

Over the weekend, Snoop’s new rap supergroup Mt. Westmore–featuring Ice Cube, Too $hort, and E-40–made their live debut during the Triller Fight Club event at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where they performed their collaborative single “Big Subwoofer.”

The rap legends have reportedly recorded 50 songs together, with help from Dr. Dre. Their debut album is due within the next few months, followed by more “volumes” of music.

Get your smoke on to Snoop’s new sounds.

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Addison Rae Addresses Jack Harlow Dating Rumors

Addison Rae Addresses Jack Harlow Dating Rumors

Jack Harlow is sparking romance rumors with Addison Rae.

On Saturday, the “WHATS POPPIN” hitmaker was spotted hanging out with the TikTok star at the Triller Fight Club boxing match in Atlanta.

According to a post on @TikTokRoom, fans identified Addison’s hand in a photo of Harlow and Pete Davidson. To add to the speculation, they claimed Addison was with Jack over the course of the weekend and liked one of his posts in under a minute.

this bryce hall and addison rae drama is kinda interesting i’m ngl. apparently her and jack harlow are a thing?😭pic.twitter.com/t79hdNLqVr

— izza || FG supremacy (@n0tizza) April 19, 2021

Amid reports that Addison was hanging out with the Louisville rapper, her ex-boyfriend Bryce Hall seemingly responded. “im about to explode man,” tweeted the TikTok sensation before appearing to call Harlow a “downgrade” in a since-deleted tweet.

“fu**ing me, telling me u love me then sneaking around w/ someone else… that fu**in hurts,” added Hall. The former couple has since unfollowed each other on Instagram.

i feel like such an idiot

— Bryce Hall (@BryceHall) April 19, 2021

im about to explode man

— Bryce Hall (@BryceHall) April 19, 2021

fucking me, telling me u love me then sneaking around w/ someone else… that fuckin hurts

— Bryce Hall (@BryceHall) April 19, 2021

Despite all the drama, there appears to be no truth to the Harlow dating rumors. On Monday, Addison set the record straight about her love life, tweeting, “I’m single.”

I’m single

— Addison Rae (@whoisaddison) April 19, 2021

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Travis Scott, Post Malone, & A$AP Rocky to Headline Rolling Loud Miami

Festival season is back.

Over a year after the pandemic canceled live events, Rolling Loud Miami 2021 is set to return on July 23-25 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Much of the original 2020 lineup remains intact, including headliners Travis Scott, Post Malone, and A$AP Rocky.

The star-studded bill boasts 130 hip-hop acts across three days, with performances from Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, 21 Savage, DaBaby, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti, and special guest Bobby Shmurda.

Previously scheduled for early May, the sixth annual festival will also feature T-Pain, Curren$y, Fetty Wap, and Wale, along with Roddy Ricch, Rod Wave, Lil Tjay, Pooh Shiesty, Polo G, City Girls, and more.

ROLLING LOUD MIAMI 2021

ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 23 @ 12PM EThttps://t.co/f7fXFBLWlU pic.twitter.com/rWrVPMpo6t

— Rolling Loud (@RollingLoud) April 19, 2021

This marks the first Rolling Loud in Miami since 2019, after the 2020 festival was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets from 2020 will be honored, while refunds will be available to those who are no longer able to attend. A limited number of tickets will go on sale Friday, April 23 at 12 p.m. ET.

“We can’t wait to reunite together in the pits we’ve all grown to love (and miss) so much,” the festival’s organizers said in a statement. “Many of you, like us, have been looking forward to Rolling Loud for months now. And although we may need to wait a little bit longer–trust that this comeback and reunion will be even stronger. Whether you’re a Rolling Loud veteran or a first-timer, you are about to be a part of history.”

Other festivals have also announced their 2021 lineups including Bonnaroo, Life Is Beautiful, and Parklife. Coachella likely won’t return until April 2022.

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Drake’s Son Adonis Steals the Spotlight in New Photos

Drake’s Son Adonis Steals the Spotlight in New Photos

Adonis is growing up.

Earlier this month, Drake showed off his son’s athletic skills with his millions of followers. Now his mother, Sophie Brussaux, is revealing new photos of their son. In the pics, the blonde 3-year-old sports a neon orange Stone Island jacket and Air Jordan 11s while his mother wraps her arms around him.

But Adonis didn’t look too thrilled over the photo opp. In fact, his mother had to beg him to pose with her. “Adonis son of my life take a picture with mom please,” she captioned the photos in French.

She snapped another pic of Adonis standing in front of one of her paintings. “Was trying to take a high res pic of my latest painting, best photobomb ever…” she wrote before celebrating her “most beautiful creation,” her son.

On Easter, Drake gave fans a peek into his life as a father by sharing video of Adonis sinking shot after shot while playing basketball.

The proud dad recently rapped about fatherhood on his single “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” featuring Rick Ross: “Yeah, dropped him off at school, big day for my lil’ man / Recess hits, daddy prolly made another M / School bell rings and I’m out there to get him again.”

Drake, whose album Certified Lover Boy is due later this year, also took part in Young Thug and Gunna’s viral #SkiChallenge, inspired by their new Slime Language 2 collaboration.

Drake did Young Thug & Gunna’s Ski challenge ⛷😂pic.twitter.com/77WXny3mso

— STRAPPED! (@STRAPPEDEXTRAS6) April 19, 2021

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The Weeknd Teases ‘Save Your Tears (Remix)’ with Ariana Grande

The Weeknd Teases ‘Save Your Tears (Remix)’ with Ariana Grande

The Weeknd and Ariana Grande have another collaboration on the way.

On Monday, the XO crooner teased what appears to be a remix to his hit “Save Your Tears” featuring Ariana Grande. Her angelic vocals can be heard on the brief 8-second snippet, which Ariana also shared on Twitter. The full song is expected to arrive sometime this week.

The original “Save Your Tears,” which appears on The Weeknd’s album After Hours, is currently No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 after peaking at No. 4.

Over one year after the album’s release, the After Hours era continues. The Weeknd previously dropped remixes with Lil Uzi Vert (“Heartless”), Kenny G (“In Your Eyes”), Doja Cat (“In Your Eyes”), and Rosalía (“Blinding Lights”).

Abel and Ariana are no stranger to collaborations, having teamed up on tracks including “off the table” and “Love Me Harder,” which reached No. 7 on the Hot 100.

In anticipation of the drop, fans took to Twitter to share their excitement.

Omfg pic.twitter.com/9PjjWQpsP8

— jas 5th muster (@lachimolalain) April 19, 2021

HELP I CAN'T pic.twitter.com/AJ4oNAU6sX

— inna (@innaxBealright0) April 19, 2021

The Weeknd and Ariana just have that BUZZ when they collaborate

— black boy bulletin (he/him) (@blkboybulletin) April 19, 2021

Save my tears for that day pic.twitter.com/oJeB3b6AB0

❄ III (@vievelilac) April 19, 2021

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Kanye West ‘Annoyed’ by Reports That Kim Kardashian Initiated Divorce

Kanye West wants to set the record straight about his divorce.

Sources tell Page Six that the Yeezy founder is “annoyed” by reports that say Kim Kardashian initiated the divorce, making it appear as though she is leaving him.

Kanye is said to be “super annoyed that the story is being constantly presented as her divorcing him,” said the source, who also called out the Kardashian family’s “huge spin machine.”

“Actually it was him saying for a year that they have nothing in common except the kids and he wanted out,” said an insider. “She pulled all the stops to try to save the marriage.”

Kim officially filed for divorce in February after nearly seven years of marriage, but a source said Kanye let her “file first in order to give her dignity.” Earlier this month, Kanye requested joint legal and physical custody of their four children. Neither party is seeking spousal support.

The billionaire rap mogul has supposedly changed all his phone numbers and told Kim she can only contact him through his security. The couple, who has four children, have reportedly stopped talking.

West is moving on and looking for his next relationship. Last week, there were reports that the 43-year-old wants to date “an artist and a creative person,” so “they can speak the same language to each other.” Upon hearing the news, Azealia Banks expressed interest in dating West.

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Lil Nas X Wants Rihanna on ‘Montero’ Remix

Lil Nas X Wants Rihanna on ‘Montero’ Remix

Lil Nas X is calling for Rihanna.

The rapper has revealed that he wants to collaborate with the Fenty Beauty mogul on the remix to his chart-topping hit “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).” In an interview with “Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp,” Nas was asked who he wants on the remix.

“Rihanna and Bad Bunny,” he said of his dream lineup.

Kemp added, “It makes me feel like this may already be in the pipeline,” to which Nas responded, “I wish.”

However, he was somewhat hesitant to put it out there in case it doesn’t happen. “What if I ask for it? I don’t want to jinx it.”

It may not be too much of an ask as Rihanna is already a fan of “Montero.” After hearing a snippet of the song last summer, she described it as “banging” during a livestream.

“Honest to God, I’m not just saying that. It is dope,” she told the “Old Town Road” hitmaker, who was featured in a Fenty Skin campaign. “I’m so glad ’cause you came so strong in the beginning. That kinda gets tricky with like, where do you go next? But you killin’ it, I’m happy for you.”

RIHANNA HEARD MY SNIPPET LETS FUCKING GOOOO! pic.twitter.com/KMgm8jtGTu

— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) July 30, 2020

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, earning Nas his second leader on the chart. His full-length debut album, also titled Montero, is due this summer.

“It’s probably going to be about 15 to 18 [tracks],” he told Apple Music. “And the deluxe. We’re going to drop a deluxe in the fall too. At least that’s the plan right now.”

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Diddy Helps Pay for Black Rob’s Funeral

Diddy is honoring the late Black Rob.

On Saturday (April 17), the former Bad Boy rapper best known for his 2000 hit “Whoa!,” died from cardiac arrest at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. He was 52. Rob had suffered numerous health issues in recent years, including diabetes, lupus, kidney failure, and multiple strokes.

Taking to Instagram, Diddy shared a heartfelt tribute to the Harlem rapper, born Robert Ross. “Rest in power King @therealblackrob !” he wrote alongside a photo of him with his arm around Rob. “As I listen to your records today there’s one thing that they all have in common! You have made millions of people all over the world feel good and dance! You are one of a kind! GOD BLESS! Love. You will be truly missed!!!!”

According to Page Six, the Bad Boy boss reached out to Rob at the hospital before his death and offered his assistance. “Diddy offered help for Rob, but in the end, sadly, it was too late,” said a source.

As a final tribute to his friend, Diddy has put forth money to cover the funeral costs. “He wants to make sure that Rob is laid to rest with dignity and according to his wishes. He is helping to make the funeral arrangements,” the source added.

In a video that circulated online earlier this month, Rob detailed his various health ailments and struggles with homelessness. His friends, Mark Curry and Mike Zombie, previously started a GoFundMe campaign to help Rob find a home and cover his medical expenses. The fundraiser raised $30,000 of its $50,000 goal.

“He didn’t have a home, but he always had us,” Curry told The New York Times. “He’s known for telling stories and his music described his life. You can feel it.”

Curry said that Diddy spoke to Rob the day before he passed away and that the two had made amends. “Before Rob passed, he said, ‘One thing I was going to do before I leave this earth is make sure we all speak to each other again.’ It’s always great to see when people are growing and learning to forgive.”

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Toni Braxton Flaunts Red-Hot Bikini Body

Toni Braxton Flaunts Red-Hot Bikini Body

Hot Girl Summer starts now.

Toni Braxton is heating up the ‘Gram once again. On Sunday (April 18), the 53-year-old singer stripped down to a red bikini while flaunting her banging body in the bathroom mirror. A bald-headed Braxton, donning oversized sunglasses, adjusted her top before heading out.

“Red Hot Sunday,” she captioned the sexy video.

The mother of two sent fans into a frenzy with her thirst trap. “TONI SAID HOT GIRL SUMMER STARTS TODAY, I KNOW THAT’S RIGHT,” commented one of her 3.6 million followers, while another added, “Who gone tell her she the finest women on this earth.”

Toni Braxton really been fine asf her whole life

— DC_BARB🦄🏆 (@JewelMulan) April 18, 2021

ok but is there anyone hotter than toni braxton?

— janelle ᴺᴹ (@BlkBarbieLouie) April 18, 2021

My queen Toni Braxton is shutting the girls DOWN on IG again, I TRULY STAN

— ModernaMami💉 (@toomuchFinesse) April 18, 2021

This is not the first time the Grammy winner has shut down the internet. Earlier this year, the ageless Braxton showed off her stunning physique in a black bra and panties while strutting on the sidewalk.

Toni Michelle Braxton. pic.twitter.com/anPk6EvF9f

— Tamar Access (@tamarvinceshow) February 18, 2021

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Snoop Dogg Demands $2 Million From Dana White After Jake Paul Fight

Snoop Dogg is celebrating after Jake Paul’s win over Ben Askren.

The rapper, who commented on Saturday’s Triller Fight Club event, claimed to have bet $2 million on the YouTube star-turned-boxer, who won his third professional fight in a first-round knockout of the former MMA fighter. During a post-fight interview with Paul, Snoop demanded his money from UFC president Dana White.

“Dana White, where my money at? Dana White, where my money at?” he asked.

.@jakepaul had a dream. @SnoopDogg asking @danawhite “where my money at?”#TrillerFightClub pic.twitter.com/i12mLie0nP

— FITE (@FiteTV) April 18, 2021

During his appearance on Mike Tyson’s “Hotboxin'” podcast last month, White was so confident that Askren would win that he was willing to bet $1 million.

“Let’s be honest, Jake Paul isn’t a fu**ing boxer,” said White. “This guy’s a fu**ing YouTube kid. I hope you can bet on this thing, ’cause I’ll bet a million dollars that he loses this fu**ing fight. Bet a million dollars that he loses this fight. I hope we can bet on this. The kid that he’s going to fight is a wrestler. A real good wrestler, decorated wrestler, but he’s actually fought real guys.”

In response to White, Snoop put his money on Paul and urged the UFC president to bet $2 million instead of one.

“Hey Dana White, I see you got faith in your boy, right? Going up against my guy, Jake,” Snoop said in an Instagram video. “You say you got a million? You’re the CEO of UFC, man. You’ve got more than a million. Put up two–put up two million and we’ll match it. Come on Dana, what you waiting on? Your money good. Yeah, I got Jake. Fight night. That’s my guy, that’s my dog in the fight. Two million. Holla at me, Dana White.”

Snoop Dogg backs Jake Paul to beat Ben Askren. @SnoopDogg tells Dana White (@danawhite) to bet 2 million and he’ll match him. How many Pay Per Views will @jakepaul vs @Benaskren sell? #triller #fightclub #jakepaul #benaskren #youtubeboxing pic.twitter.com/DeprhEq5q7

— Search Fight lounge on YouTube (@fightlounge_) March 11, 2021

However, after the fight, White claimed that he never took Snoop’s bet.

He never took the bet. pic.twitter.com/UmfD1vIDX0

— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) April 18, 2021

Snoop’s new rap supergroup Mt. Westmore–featuring Ice Cube, Too $hort, and E-40–made their live debut during Saturday’s star-studded festivities at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which also included performances from Justin Bieber, Saweetie, Doja Cat, and more.

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NBA YoungBoy Reportedly Expecting Eighth Child

NBA YoungBoy Reportedly Expecting Eighth Child

YoungBoy Never Broke Again has another one on the way.

Just months after welcoming a baby boy with Yaya Mayweather, the incarcerated rapper is reportedly expecting his eighth child.

NBA YoungBoy’s on-again, off-again girlfriend Jazlyn Mychelle recently shared photos from her baby shower, where she can be seen cradling her baby bump. Fans immediately started speculating that she was pregnant with YoungBoy’s child.

Jazlyn also shared an update from the rapper, who remains behind bars on federal weapons charges. “He said ‘its cool cooler than my ice im waiting to put back on my neck its all good believe that,'” she wrote before signing it “Sincerely Kentrell” (YoungBoy’s real name is Kentrell Gaulden).

Moments later, YoungBoy’s baby mama, Yaya Mayweather, posted a similar message while seemingly taking a shot at Jazlyn. “GIRL BYEEEE,” she wrote along with the laughing face emoji.

YoungBoy was arrested last month following a pursuit in Los Angeles. On Thursday, he pleaded not guilty to one count of felon in possession of a firearm and one count of possession of an unregistered firearm. The two charges stem from a September 2020 arrest in Baton Rouge where he was filming a music video. A federal judge in Louisiana ordered that he remain in jail without bond until he faces trial in June.

Photos of the 21-year-old rapper in jail have since surfaced. He appears to be all smiles while posing alongside several other inmates.

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Azealia Banks Says She Wants to Date Kanye West

Azealia Banks Says She Wants to Date Kanye West

Azealia Banks is looking for a shot at love with Kanye West.

The “212” rapper has expressed her interest in dating the newly-single Yeezy mogul. Taking to Instagram on Friday, Banks shared a recent headline that said Kanye was looking to date “an artist and a creative person” following his divorce from Kim Kardashian.

According to Banks, that person is her. “It’s me guys,” she wrote. “The powerful black demon entity awaiting in my ovaries and kanyes testicle is finally about to be unleashed upon the world. All of you ni**as are going to JAIL.”

Banks’ relationship status remains unclear. Back in February, she announced her engagement to artist and creative director Ryder Ripps. She showed off her gold engagement ring on Instagram and declared that she was “Jewish now.”

Kanye and Kim are in the process of getting a divorce after nearly seven years of marriage. Kanye requested joint legal and physical custody of their four children. Last week, Page Six reported that the 43-year-old rapper was looking to date “an artist and a creative person,” so “they can speak the same language to each other.”

Meanwhile, Banks has been teasing the long-awaited sequel to her 2012 debut mixtape Fantasea. “Fantasea Two is coming this summer sluts,” she wrote on Instagram Stories.

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French Montana Lists Calabasas Home for $5 Million

French Montana Lists Calabasas Home for $5 Million

French Montana’s Calabasas crib is back on the market.

The “Unforgettable” rapper has re-listed his 7,786-square-foot Mediterranean-style mansion for $4.99 million, a reduction from its previous $6.6 million price last year. Montana purchased the guard-gated home from Selena Gomez in 2016 for $3.3 million, over $1 million under her original asking price of $4.5 million.

According to People, the sprawling estate sits on three acres with five bedrooms, six baths, and five fireplaces. Other features include a wine cellar, movie theater, two-story billiards room, and chef’s kitchen with breakfast nook. The master bedroom boasts a spa-like bath and steam shower with walk-in closet and seating area.

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There is also a detached guest house that was converted into a recording studio, a renovation that cost $400,000, with its own living room, bathroom, and terrace with fireplace. The expansive outdoor area includes a pool and spa, courtyard, and kitchen with brick pizza oven.

Montana, who can be heard on DMX’s posthumous track “Been to War,” also owns another home just minutes away in the celebrity-filled community of Hidden Hills. He purchased the 1.35-acre Tuscan-style property from Clippers star Paul George for $8.4 million in December.

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DMX Public Memorial to Be Held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center

Two weeks after his death, DMX’s family and friends will honor him with a public memorial.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 24, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, X’s former manager, Steve Rifkind tells TMZ. Details are still being figured out, including ticketing and how many people will be allowed inside the 17,000-seat arena, which will have limited capacity due to COVID.

The following day on Sunday (April 25), DMX’s family and close friends will celebrate his life at a private funeral service at a church in the New York City area.

DMX last hit the Barclays stage in June 2019 for one of his final shows at the Masters of Ceremony concert, which also featured Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, T.I., Fabolous, Cam’ron, and more.

The mayor of DMX’s hometown of Yonkers, Mike Spano, had previously welcomed X’s family to use Yonkers Raceway, the city’s largest outdoor venue, for the memorial service. The city is still planning to honor the rap icon with a possible statue or street name.

On Friday, DMX’s first posthumous track, “Been to War,” was released to streaming services. The song, which also features Swizz Beatz and French Montana, is part of the “Godfather of Harlem” series soundtrack.

DMX, born Earl Simmons, died one week ago on April 9, a week after suffering a heart attack triggered by a drug overdose. He was 50. His family and friends have shared tributes to him including his ex-wife Tashera Simmons and Swizz Beatz.

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Jacquees Remixes Brandy, Diddy, & Usher on ‘QueMix 4’ Mixtape

Jacquees Remixes Brandy, Diddy, & Usher on ‘QueMix 4’ Mixtape

The King of R&B is back with the QueMix.

Jacquees celebrates his 27th birthday by dropping the fourth installment in his QueMix mixtape series. Hosted by DJ Drama, the 13-track Gangsta Grillz edition features his remixes of late ’90s and early 2000s R&B joints.

Jacquees puts his spin on Brandy’s “I Wanna Be Down,” Donell Jones’ “Where I Wanna Be,” and Usher’s Confessions classic “Can U Handle It?,” as well as Diddy’s “I Need a Girl (Part Two).” He also flips recent hits like Mooski’s “Track Star” and Coi Leray’s “No More Parties.”

“S/o every artist I Quemixed I f**k wit y’all songs!! Let’s get it Happy Bday to me,” wrote the birthday boy.

Happy Birthday To me!! “Quemix 4” out right now!!!🥂👑💯🔥🔥🔥https://t.co/zurutP88zC pic.twitter.com/FtLb3gOsEj

— King Of R&B (@Jacquees) April 16, 2021

QueMix 4 arrives over two years after QueMix 3. Jacquees is now readying his new album and recently teased “Bed Friends,” a collaboration with Queen Naija.

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Lil Nas X’s Father Defends Him Against Claims He Doesn’t Help His Mother

Lil Nas X’s father is coming to his defense.

Earlier in the week, video surfaced of what appears to be Nas’ mother homeless on the streets of Atlanta begging for money. Without knowing the full story, social media critics slammed the “Montero” rapper for not taking care of his mom and getting her help despite all his success.

But his father won’t allow his son to be disparaged. Taking to Instagram on Thursday (April 15), Robert Stafford praised Nas as the “greatest kid” and addressed his mother’s complicated battle with drug addiction.

“Despite what people say @lilnasx is the greatest kid a parent can be BLESSED with,” he wrote. “Although his mom is in a struggle with an addiction she’s STILL a QUEEN and he goes through great lengths to make sure we’re taking care of. Those who have family members and friends dealing with addiction understands that there ain’t enough money you can throw at this situation to make it right.”

Stafford said he felt the need to speak out because people were trying to paint a false narrative. “I dont usually address personal issues publicly but felt like this need to be,” he added. “Please join us in keeping her in your PRAYERS. And to those out there trying to create a false story you wont prosper.”

Nas has not addressed the video, but in an interview with Variety last year, he spoke about his estranged relationship with his mother, while revealing that he tried to get her into a recovery program. “I never really talk about my mom. She’s an addict so we don’t have the closest relationship,” he said. “Even trying to get her better — things didn’t quite work out. But there’s still love.”

He also opened up about his newfound relationship with fame. “The biggest surprise of becoming globally famous? On the outside, everybody loves you — but on the inside, everything [feels] the same.”

Nas earned his second No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this month with “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).” On Tuesday, he announced that the song was being removed from streaming services. However, the issue appears to have been resolved.

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Saweetie Calls Out Quavo for Cheating with ‘Thots’ on New Song

Saweetie is going on the record about her breakup with Quavo.

On Friday, the “ICY GRL” released her new EP, Pretty Summer Playlist: Season 1. On one of the seven tracks, “See Saw” with Kendra Jae, the newly-single rapper opens up about her recent split with the Migos frontman.

“Feelin’ dangerous, I thought you was my anchor / But you ain’t shit and on some real shit, tell me what the problem is,” raps Saweetie. “Say he gon’ do better but it’s always just the opposite / How you fumble the baddest bitch, are you a dumb ni**a? / You got nerve sendin’ me all these threats when you wrong, that’s a big trigga.”

She also references a tweet from Quavo following their breakup where he said, “You are not the woman I thought you were,” and accuses him of cheating with “thots.”

“How you figure, ain’t the woman that you thought? / You was humpin’ thots, fu**in’ narcissist, you just mad you got caught,” adds Saweetie.

Take care https://t.co/cNiQqDFtzR

— 220 (@Saweetie) March 19, 2021

The former couple has been throwing subliminal shots at each other since announcing their breakup last month. Quavo addressed his ex on an unreleased track, where he referenced a woman who’s “slimy” and “sneaky,” and claimed he’s taking back the Bentley he bought her for Christmas. However, Saweetie later revealed that she still has the keys to the car.

Saweetie’s Pretty Summer Playlist: Season 1, which arrives ahead of her album Pretty B*tch Music, also features collaborations with Drakeo the Ruler, Lourdiz, Bbyafricka, and Loui.

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Create Your Own ‘Legend of Zelda’ Game With This Must-Have e-Learning Program

Create Your Own ‘Legend of Zelda’ Game With This Must-Have e-Learning Program

You’ve played lots of games in your life — enough to know that you could probably do things a little better if given the opportunity. If you ever wonder what your dream game would look like, learning to code is the first step to creating a dynamic digital world to play in. And as it turns out, thanks to this e-learning bundle, this may not be as hard to do as you think. 

Aside from opening up various job opportunities, like content creation, app design, and more, learning to code is an incredible skill to have under your belt — especially if you dream about game creation. And if you’re new to the world of code, there’s no better learning tool than The 2021 Complete Learn to Code by Making Games in Unity Bundle.

Thanks to this dynamic eight-course program, you can turn your wildest game fantasies into the real deal, as you learn to navigate through some of the top game coding software, like Construct 3, Python, and Unity. Complete with easy-to-follow lessons and over 100 hours of insightful content, you’ll learn key concepts in game creation, like key environment-building practices and even how to use artificial intelligence to make a tank game!

Each course is led by the high-rated Mammoth Interactive, a learning program created by expert game creator, John Bura. With his experience working with game design, project development, and programming, you’ll see firsthand how to build games that people will want to play, and you’ll pocket key concepts you’ll be able to apply in a wide variety of industries. 

Unlike other game-creation programs out there, this bundle teaches you things with games you’re already familiar with. In fact, there’s an entire course that shows you how to create a 3D game with Unity and Blender, creating a replica of The Legend of Zelda as you learn.

For a limited time, you can get The 2021 Complete Learn to Code by Making Games in Unity Bundle for just $39.99, an incredible 97% off its original price! 

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Stream Young Thug’s ‘Slime Language 2’ Featuring Drake, Big Sean, & Travis Scott

It’s Slime time.

After much anticipation, Young Stoner Life Records presents Slime Language 2, the long-awaited sequel to 2018’s Slime Language.

The collaborative album showcases YSL’s roster of talent including its founder and CEO Young Thug, plus Gunna, Lil Keed, Karlae, Unfoonk, Lil Duke, Yak Gotti, T-Shyne, and the label’s two newest signees, YTB Trench and FN Da Dealer. The 23-track compilation also features special appearances from Travis Scott, Big Sean, Future, Kid Cudi, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Baby, YNW Melly, and Drake, who guests on “Solid.”

Slime Language 2 marks the follow-up to the original Slime Language, which debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and featured Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Baby, Jacquees, and more.

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Listen to DMX’s ‘Been to War’ with French Montana & Swizz Beatz

Legends never die.

One week after his tragic death, the first posthumous music from DMX has been released. The late Ruff Ryders icon is joined by French Montana and Swizz Beatz on “Been to War” off the “Godfather of Harlem” series soundtrack. Over the booming Swizz production, X delivers an autobiographical verse about his struggles and perseverance.

“I done been to jail, I done did numbers / I donе been to hell, I done been under,” he raps in his signature raspy growl. “Difference between a boss and a runner / Whatever you thinkin’, no way, uh-huh, I’m doin’ what you gonna.”

French Montana makes reference to The Weeknd’s Grammy snub (“Shorty jerked me off like The Weeknd at the Grammys”) and shouts out Vince Carter (“Had the block jumpin’ like Vince when he played for Toronto”).

DMX had completed an entire album prior to his death and was planning to release it this summer. Earlier this year, he revealed some of the guests including Pop Smoke, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys, Usher, and Bono.

“Godfather of Harlem” will return for its second season, premiering April 18 on EPIX.

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Saweetie Drops ‘Pretty Summer Playlist: Season 1’ EP

On the heels of her Gwen Stefani collaboration (“Slow Clap”), Saweetie gets the party started with Season 1 of her Pretty Summer Playlist.

On the 7-track EP, the newly-single rapper shines a spotlight on rising stars including Sacramento vocalist Kendra Jae and San Antonio-bred singer-songwriter Lourdiz, who adds her vocals to “Back Seat.” L.A.’s own Drakeo the Ruler links up with the ICY GRL on “Risky,” for which she also released a video. Elsewhere, Saweetie jumps on tracks like Bbyafricka’s “Baby Mama Coochie” and Loui’s TikTok hit “Talkin’ Bout.”

Pretty Summer Playlist arrives ahead of Saweetie’s long-awaited debut album Pretty B*tch Music, due this summer. In addition to the single “Best Friend” with Doja Cat, the project is set to feature production from Danja, Lil Jon, and Murda Beatz.

Stream Pretty Summer Playlist: Season 1 below.

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AR-Ab Sentenced to 45 Years for Drug Trafficking

AR-Ab will be spending the next two decades behind bars.

The 38-year-old rapper, whose real name is Abdul West, was sentenced to 45 years in prison on Thursday (April 15) for turning his record label, Original Block Hustlaz, into a large-scale drug trafficking network that has been implicated in at least one murder.

Prosecutors alleged that West ordered the 2017 killing of a rival, but they did not charge him with that crime, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson said the punishment was for West’s lifetime of “antisocial behavior.”

“You could have been a hero instead of a criminal,” said Baylson. “But you became a drug dealer. You made that decision. That’s why you’re being punished.”

West, who Drake rapped about on “Back to Back,” didn’t show much remorse as he sat with his arms crossed and addressed the court. “The court, the FBI agents, and the prosecutors don’t understand my culture,” he said. “We don’t rap about flowers and rainbows. We’re gangsta rappers. We rap about where we grew up. So we rap about drug dealing. We rap about violence.”

West’s music and social media was scrutinized throughout his 2019 trial. Jurors were shown several of his videos and Instagram posts that FBI agents alleged were directly linked to crimes by him or members of his crew, while witnesses described West’s drug-trafficking operation.

Prosecutors interpreted West’s “Blood Brothers” lyrics to be an admission that he ordered the 2017 murder of rival Robert Johnson, who was shot multiple times. West’s affiliate, Dontez “Taz” Stewart, pleaded guilty to the murder and later testified against him.

“This wasn’t a case against gangsta rap,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Everett R. Witherell said in court Thursday. “Mr. West made it clear not just in his lyrics but in his social media that people should be afraid of him and his willingness to resort to violence.”

West seemingly plans to appeal. Days before his sentencing, he shared a message with his Instagram followers. “Don’t expect no leniency from them folks…but I’ll be right back on appeal,” he wrote.

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Megan Thee Stallion and Lil Durk Drop ‘Movie’ Video

Megan Thee Stallion is making a “Movie.”

The Houston hottie hits the strip club with Lil Durk in her latest visual. The Grammy-winning rapper shows off her banging body in a gold bikini while making it rain and driving the boat in the Mike Ho-directed clip, which features cameos from “P-Valley” stars Brandee Evans and Nicco Annan.

Hot off his appearance in Chris Brown’s “Go Crazy (Remix)” video, Durk keeps the dancers motivated and the money flowing. “Shake that booty, bitch,” he raps.

“Movie,” which follows the videos for “Body” and “Cry Baby” with DaBaby, appears on Megan’s debut album Good News.

The Hot Girl is set to return to the stage at the Life Is Beautiful festival on Sept. 17 in Las Vegas.

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50 Cent Reveals Which Rappers Auditioned for ‘Power’ and ‘Black Mafia Family’

50 Cent has launched careers with his TV empire.

But not everyone who auditioned for his hit Starz series have made the cut. In an interview with HipHopDX, the “Power” executive producer revealed some of the big name rappers that tried out—table reads and all—for roles on “Power” and the upcoming drug trafficking drama “Black Mafia Family.”

One of them was Pardison Fontaine. “He’s with Megan [Thee Stallion] right now and he’s a dope writer … one of the talented writers out there,” 50 said of the “Backin’ It Up” rapper, who co-wrote Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow.”

He went on to share that Quavo “read for one of the characters in ‘BMF,'” while Casanova–who is currently awaiting trial–auditioned for the Omar character in “BMF.”

However, Quavo had no trouble landing another gig. The Migos rapper is set to make his feature-film debut alongside Robert DeNiro, John Malkovich, and Jack Huston in the Randall Emmett-directed film Wash Me in the River.

One rapper who will join 50’s “Black Mafia Family” is Snoop Dogg. The rap icon has landed a recurring role as Pastor Swift, the Flenory family’s spiritual advisor, in the Starz drama.

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Lil Uzi Vert Gifts JT His First Chain

Lil Uzi Vert Gifts JT His First Chain

Lil Uzi Vert is showing his love for JT by giving her his very first chain.

The City Girl took to Instagram to share the icy new accessory given to her by her boo. The diamond-covered necklace was inspired by the cover artwork for Uzi’s 2016 mixtape Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World.

He added some custom details especially for his girlfriend. The back of the chain is inscribed with “Uzi first piece” and addressed “To: JT.”

JT, who also received an Eliantte & Co. ring from Uzi, gushed over the thoughtful gift. “This means so much to me thank you baby,” she told Uzi.

Lil Uzi Vert gifted his OG Lil Uzi chain to JT 💎pic.twitter.com/rh8mtXvM1Z

— Rap All-Stars 🏆 (@RapAllStars) April 15, 2021

After sparking romance rumors earlier in the year, Uzi publicly declared his love for JT on Twitter. “JT is the one,” he tweeted in late February. Last month, he shared more romantic sentiments: “I love JT so much that I will do anything for her she is the best feeling I ever had in my life thank you thank you thank you.”

JT has also expressed her feelings for Uzi, who gave her her first Birkin bag. “I love Symere, (been),” she said, referring to Uzi’s real name, “but it’s deeper now that all the bs off the table. We use to be wilding. Nothing but vibes now.”

Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World was released five years ago to the day, while the sequel arrived last year as part of the deluxe edition of Eternal Atake.

I love JT so much that I will do anything for her she is the best feeling I ever had in my life thank you thank you thank you

— Uzi London 🌎☄💕(r) (@LILUZIVERT) March 26, 2021

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Kanye West Wants to Date an ‘Artist’ After Kim Kardashian Divorce

Kanye West is looking for his next relationship.

In the wake of his divorce from Kim Kardashian, the billionaire rapper is back on the market and ready for another shot at love. Page Six reports that the 43-year-old West wants to date “an artist and a creative person,” so “they can speak the same language to each other.”

Prior to marrying Kim in 2014, the Yeezy founder was romantically linked to models Chanel Iman and Amber Rose. He was also engaged to designer Alexis Phifer in 2006 before they split in 2008.

Meanwhile, Kim is also moving on. According to insiders, the SKIMS mogul is focused on “remaking her image as a devoted mother” and plans to “eventually enter politics.”

However, the mother of four remains single. “She’s not dating anyone because, if she were, it would be a career move,” adds the source. “She can’t go to restaurants now on dates and have paparazzi [due to the pandemic]. She can’t date quietly; she doesn’t even understand what that would be like.”

Kardashian, who was previously married to Damon Thomas and Kris Humphries, is apparently not looking for another famous partner. “We’re talking about someone who is already one of the most famous people in the world … she doesn’t need anyone to make her more famous.”

Kim filed for divorce back in February. Last week, Kanye requested joint legal and physical custody of their four children. Neither party is seeking spousal support.

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Chris Brown Drops ‘Go Crazy (Remix)’ Video with Young Thug, Future, Lil Durk, & Mulatto

Chris Brown is still going crazy.

Nearly a year after dropping the song, Breezy takes flight with the wild video for the star-studded remix to “Go Crazy” featuring Young Thug, Future, Lil Durk, and Mulatto.

The DAPS-directed clip opens with Breezy on a plane before he decides to jump out the emergency exit and go skydiving. Mulatto’s crazy cameo takes place in a padded cell surrounded by some pole-dancing patients, while Pluto delivers his icy verse while hanging from a cliff in the middle of the snow. Thugger also hits the slopes in full ski attire alongside his YSL brother Gunna.

The original “Go Crazy,” which appears on Chris and Thug’s joint project Slime & B, recently topped “No Guidance” to become the longest-running No. 1 song on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.

Chris is now readying his long-awaited album Breezy and recently teased a collaboration with H.E.R., which he declared the “song of the summer.” On Friday, Thug and his Young Stoner Life collective are set to release Slime Language 2, the sequel to their 2018 compilation.

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