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Lil Uzi Vert Blamed For Ruining Company’s Rep With Declined Credit Cards & Non-Payments

A production company sued Lil Uzi Vert, the Georgia-based Uzivert LLC and the rapper’s manager Amina Diop for breach of contract and unjust enrichment on Wednesday (June 12). M99 Studios accused Uzi of failing to pay the company for services rendered for festival performances and a European tour in 2023.

M99 said Uzi “maintained a long-standing relationship” with the company. According to court documents obtained by AllHipHop, Uzi “relied heavily on M99 for all of his creative ideas, production, and staffing for all tours, shows and performances.”

The lawsuit described M99 as a “fixer” for Uzi. The company noted how it had to cover various concert-related expenses for Uzi because the Atlantic Records artist’s credit cards were often declined.

“Uzivert and Artist regularly failed to maintain functioning credit cards or sufficient funds in Artist’s travel account to book necessary travel for crew, forcing M99 to front all travel costs for Artist’s tours and performances,” M99 claimed. “While Artist’s account would work from time-to-time, his credit card would frequently be declined while on tour, making it impossible for M99 to ensure the safety and well-being of the crew without covering the expenses itself. At all times relevant, Diop was aware of these issues and relied on M99 to provide Uzivert and Artist with interest-free loans, regularly taking advantage of M99’s goodwill and financial support to run Artist’s touring business.”

Problems arose when Uzi stopped paying M99’s invoices in 2023. The company’s reputation allegedly suffered due to the lack of payment.

“Uzivert and Artist also regularly fell behind on M99’s invoices leaving M99 in the unfortunate position of being forced to cover Artist’s expenses for future shows and performances without being paid for past-due invoices,” the lawsuit read. “This created a cycle of cash flow issues for M99 and, when M99 would request payment for its services, it was met with excuses or promises that it would be paid at future dates that were frequently breached and pushed back. Uzivert and Artist’s behavior and way of conducting business has strained relationships with some of M99’s biggest partners in the industry and has caused significant reputational damage with companies and vendors M99 has worked with for the past several years.”

M99 sought no less than $533,499.81 in damages. The company also requested all applicable late fees, statutory interest, and attorneys’ fees and costs. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was the first to report on the lawsuit.

Proof’s Son NASAAN Admits He Initially Didn’t Want To Rap: “I Tried To Stay Away From It”

NASAAN has ambitions of carrying on his father’s legacy. As the son of late D12 rapper Proof, NASAAN has managed to cultivate his own unique style, sound and aesthetic. In fact, he directs and edits all of his music videos himself, just one example of how hands-on he is when it comes to his own artistry and branding.

“ I’m super creative, I feel like I’m a creative genius,” he says. “I’m a renaissance man, without the credit yet. Super eclectic artist. The word ‘artist’ or ‘rapper’ doesn’t do me justice. I do so many things.”

When it comes to his music, NASAAN prides himself on trying to have fun, while still making stuff purposeful. He describes it as “wild and obnoxious, with moments of introspectiveness.”

Most recently, NASAAN unveiled his EP, Error 404. The project is anchored by lead singles “Devil To Atlanta,” “Goated” featuring Royce Da 5’9 and “CULLINAN GANG” with Icewear Vezzo. “Goated” was featured in the NBA playoffs as part of a partnership between ESPN and the NBA. It marked a full circle moment for NASAAN, given he used to hoop before finding his footing in music.

AllHipHop caught up with NASAAN in downtown Los Angeles to discuss Lil Wayne being his intro to Hip-Hop, connecting with Royce Da 5’9 and Icewear Vezzo, losing his father at age seven and more.

AllHipHop: There’s such a dope Hip-Hop scene in Detroit. What was your introduction to Hip-Hop? 

NASAAN: My earliest introduction to Hip-Hop I can remember is standing in front of my cousin’s TV, and watching Lil Wayne with his shirt off performing. It was the “Fireman” video, I was obsessed. I’d put a tank top on and roll it up, keep taking it on and off and try to perform like him. I did a little candle thing over the fire like he did in the video, that was the earliest memory I had of Lil Wayne. It’s funny because full circle back, 10 years later, I started rapping because of Lil Wayne.

AllHipHop: How long ago did you start rapping? 

NASAAN: Alright, so there’s different moments. But rapping and not taking it super serious, probably at 13/14. Around that time, I was in late middle school, early high school, he had released this project called Dedication 4. That was the reason I wanted to start rapping.

AllHipHop: Knowing your dad’s legacy and what he did, did that impact you at all?

NASAAN: You know what’s funny? Because my father rapped, I tried to stay away from it. He had it, that’s your thing. Growing up, I wanted to be a computer engineer when I was young. I wanted to be a basketball player. I didn’t want to be in the NBA until early high school, then decided I wanted to rap forreal. 

AllHipHop: Were you nice with the hoops?

NASAAN: Oh man, yeah. I’ll f### people up today. Can I curse? I’ll f### whoever up.

How are you enjoying this rap thing?

NASAAN: It’s super fun. It’s the busiest I’ve ever been as far as music. I actually feel like a rapper, I keep telling my friends that. Every other hour is something I have to do. It’s a commitment. A lot of people don’t realize it’s really a full-on job. I’ve gained a newfound appreciation even for interviewers and journalists, the things that you guys do. Because y’all have to take time out to do research, it’s a full-on job. Kudos to you too. 

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AllHipHop: You just released “Devil To Atlanta.” Talk about your roots in ATL.

NASAAN: I grew up there. After my father passed, I was seven in 2006. We moved to Atlanta from Detroit. I grew up there, and I just recently moved back to Detroit. “Devil To Atlanta” to me is about the necessary evils that make Atlanta what it is. Me growing up: it’s people scamming, selling drugs, girls backdooring guys and stealing from them. All these things. 

A lot of people in the comments were mad as f### because they felt I was f###### off with religion. A lot of people saw it as me selling my soul. Because in the video I’m dressed as the devil, but I guess when people see imagery of that, they think of the worst f###### case scenario ever. But it’s not even like that. Me dressing up as the devil is supposed to represent this evil force.

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AllHipHop: I love that you connected with Royce Da 5’9 on “Goated.” Why are you “Goated”? 

NASAAN: “Goated” to me is confidence. “Goated” is knowing everything is going to go your way and you’re chosen. It’s more of a mental thing. It’s almost like you believe it, you are it. Then Royce man, that’s the big homie. Originally, I wanted DJ Drama to speak on that part where he raps. But then I looked at the project in totality and was like, “Damn, it’s so Detroit.” A lot of the features on there are people from Detroit. I said, “Yo Royce, can you speak on it?” He sent it back, but he was rapping. I’m like, “Oh wow, what the f###?” Shout out to him.

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AllHipHop: Talk about connecting with Icewear Vezzo on “CULLINAN GANG.”

NASAAN: Vez, we connected through… we have this big homie/OG. His name is Street Lord Juan, he’s a legend back home in Detroit. He just got out of prison. He was somebody that Icewear Vezzo looked up to, but he’s an uncle to me. Him and my dad had a great relationship, so we’d both be up under his wing when he got home. Me and him were able to form a relationship, that turned into what it turned into. He hopped on one of my songs, shout out Vezzo.

AllHipHop: Obviously with Proof being your dad, do you have a lot of mentors and OGs watching over you?

NASAAN: Oh for sure, I think so. I know so. My dad died very soon, in terms of his career. He was just starting to blossom and trying to do his own thing, as far as his solo career wise. Unfortunately, he passed. But he left marks and a bunch of relationships for me to foster on my own. He almost metaphorically laid out this red carpet for me, I had to take whatever’s mine and grab it. There’s a lot of people in my corner because of him.

AllHipHop: Are you hip to the height of D12? When I tell you Eminem is the reason I fell in love with Hip-Hop…

NASAAN: Wow really? I didn’t form an appreciation for that stuff until I was way older. I didn’t get it. 

AllHipHop: It was definitely an era.

NASAAN: Yeah, that thing too. 2022 is when I started trying to deep dive into some of their discography, D12 and Eminem in general. My pops. I was like, “Ohhh, this s### is fire. It’s carefree as f###, it feels really good.” I can’t even imagine what it was like back then. Everybody has said everything in the world now, so back then it was probably crazy.

AllHipHop: Was it hard growing up without a father? You were only seven… 

NASAAN: Definitely. Well…it’s yes and then no. Because you don’t know what you don’t know, if that makes sense. Until you look at things and be like oh, this is where having a father figure makes sense. Or this is where having that person in my life would serve purpose. It’s something I had to grow up and look at in retrospect, like, “Oh OK.” Oftentimes, I wonder what conversations with my pops would be like, or what our dynamic would be like. Would we like each other? I’m sure we would. Or how hands-on would he be? What would I be doing? If I had a dad. Just all these questions.

AllHipHop: He’d be hella proud to see you rapping, doing these videos yourself. Getting signed! That’s not easy.

NASAAN: Right, thank you. 

AllHipHop: How was that moment? 

Nasaan: Super fulfilling. Because it’s my second time, but I bust my ass for it to happen though. I was working day in, day out. Editing, sitting at my computer. Long ass hours, trying to make s### happen for myself. With the process a lot of times, it’s one knowing that s### can happen, then two, putting in all the necessary work for the s### to happen. So it’s just fulfillment for me.

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AllHipHop: What can we expect from your project, Error 404? 404 for Atlanta? 

NASAAN: Yeah, exactly. 

AllHipHop: So you reppin’ Detroit or Atlanta?

NASAAN: [Laughs] Man, it’s hard. Both. That’s why all the features are pretty much Detroit, but then the s### itself is about Atlanta. I’m somewhere in between both. I’m rooted in Detroit, but I spent all my most important years growing up in Atlanta. As far as expectations for my project, I tell people all the time: it’s my what. It’s not who I am forreal, it’s what I am. What they expect from me. There’s wittiness, there’s silliness. There’s cleverness. All those things that make me what I am. It’s the outline of my character, but nothing is shaded in yet. I plan to go there in the future, about my story.

Ice Cube Reveals Why He Stopped Shaquille O’Neal & Dr. Dre Collaboration

Ice Cube prevented rap fans from hearing a Shaquille O’Neal song titled “That’s Gangsta” produced by Dr. Dre. Shaq and Ice Cube reminisced about the latter shelving the track on The Big Podcast.

“Cube was executive producing one of my records,” Shaq said. “And he put me in the studio with Dr. Dre. I did a song called ‘That’s Gangsta.’ Cube heard it and was like, ‘Nope. We’re not releasing this.’ Dre did the beat.”

He continued, “I thought it was nice … And then I played it for Cube … He was like, ‘Shaq, you’re a f###### Laker, bro. I don’t want you talking about nothing gangsta. We not doing none of that s###.’ And it never came out.”

Ice Cube thought Shaq and Dr. Dre’s collaboration was good, but the BIG3 co-founder didn’t think it made sense for the NBA star to release a gangsta rap song.

“Shaq is a dope MC, but I just felt the record was off-brand for him because, to me, he’s more than just gangsta,” Ice Cube said. “He’s loved by millions, loved by kids. He already established that. And why go backward when you’re already forward? You’re already a household name.”

In the end, Shaq was grateful for Ice Cube’s decision.

“That taught me, Cube, stay true to who you are,” Shaq said. “‘Cause I ain’t gonna lie. You guys wanna be basketball players, I wanted to be y’all growing up.”

Listen to the two discussing the song around the 39-minute mark below.

Tinashe Blasts Former Label Amid Success Of “Nasty” Single: “I Know They’re Gagging”

Tinashe is beaming with pride and unapologetic confidence as she continues to reach new heights in her career following her departure from a major label.

On Thursday (June 13), the “Nasty vocalist spoke with TMZ about her first Billboard Hot 100 hit ahead of her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. While expressing how joyous the occasion is for her, given that achievement was accomplished as an independent artist, Tinashe took time to speak about her former label, RCA.

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While speaking on her time at RCA, she didn’t mince words.

“Oh my gosh, it’s so exciting,” Tinashe started off. “This is my first billboard entry by myself, no feature. Period. They said you couldn’t do it but you can!”

As she continued, Tinashe addressed the narrative circulating that RCA may have mismanaged their opportunity with her when she was signed to the label.

“We didn’t need them,” she replied, adding, “All you need is hard work, good fans, talent. I know they’re gagging.”

Before rushing off to rehearsals, Tinashe dished on her plans to follow her latest win as a solo artist, which include a tour and, “New music, remixes, the full album,” she said.

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Tinashe’s sultry, ear-warming hit has become a staple on social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram, leading up to its debut at No. 90 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Serving as her fourth overall appearance on the charts, the commercial victory marks a triumphant return for Tinashe who last appeared on the set in 2016 as a featured artist on Britney Spears’ single “Slumber Party.” It also doubles as her second entry in a leading role, stacking up alongside her 2014 hit “2 On” featuring ScHoolboy Q.

Check out the full clip above.

LL COOL J Comeback Song Gets Mixed Reactions From Hip-Hop Legends

LL COOL J returned with his new single “Saturday Night Special” featuring Fat Joe and Rick Ross on Friday (June 14). The Q-Tip-produced gave fans a taste of what to expect from the iconic rapper’s upcoming album, which is due out later this year.

“Saturday Night Special” received its fair share of praise following its release. DJ Premier was one of the notable names endorsing the track.

“Man this new LL Cool J, Rick Ross, Fat Joe joint Produced By Q-Tip is so dope!!!” DJ Premier wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter). “Dope Beats and Dope Rhymes. Hip Hop always cuts thru the corny.”

Every Hip-Hop legend wasn’t digging the track though. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five member Rahiem criticized the song in a Facebook post.

“I’m not feeling the new LL Cool J song with Fat Joe & Rick Ross,” he wrote. “To me it’s mediocre at best…I do like the track though. This topic isn’t something LL is known for and in my humble opinion, it sounds like he’s trying too hard to be accepted by the streets and that’s definitely not his lane!”

Rahiem was thrown off by the single’s subject matter and verbiage.

“Then there’s the boss player, he got a shrewd intellect/He thinking big picture, he patient with disrespect/He always keep his word, but there’s pressure when he collect/He keep the blicky close, he smart when he invest/Stay away from his hoes, that’ll keep you out the mess/He act like you treat him cold, but that is just a test/Keep your jokes to a minimum when wifey is around/Remember he’s the man, and f### how it sounds/Give you the shirt off his back/Cross him, that’s that,” LL COOL J rapped on the second verse.

LL COOL J hasn’t announced a release date for his first album since 2013’s Authentic. AllHipHop was told the album would be the iconic rapper’s best to date, a bold claim since his discography includes Radio and Mama Said Knock Out.

Scar Lip Addresses “She’s Hot” Twerking Controversy

Scar Lip faced backlash for twerking in the music video for her new single “She’s Hot.” The hardcore rapper responded to fans who believed she was succumbing to industry pressure to take a “sex sells” approach.

“I know a few days ago y’all saw me shaking my booty on the internet,” she told fans. “I wanna say I apologize to all y’all and anybody I offended. I did not mean to. Now, I know everybody’s like, ‘No, we don’t want you doing that’ … I understand that, right? I’m not just out here just wilding.”

She continued, “Let me tell y’all one thing — no one is forcing me to do anything. [I] promise that. I come up with these things in my head, these crazy ideas.”

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Scar Lip assured fans she wasn’t abandoning her roots. She asked her supporters to be more accepting of her trying new things as an artist.

“I want you guys to grow with me,” she said. “Don’t put me in a box. I’m always gon’ give y’all that street s###. I mean, I’m the best to do it, right? [Laughs] And we all know that. So, don’t ever worry about that. I’ma always give y’all what’s needed. I’ma always feed the streets because the streets are hungry. But I want to tap into what’s in me and let it out. It’s something in me that just wants to come out!”

Scar Lip insisted “She’s Hot” was her idea. She wanted to create a song with a “feel-good summer vibe” and thanked her team for embracing her creative choices.

“Shout out to my team and my label,” she said. “I wanna say I appreciate Swizz, Swizz Beatz, and my label for allowing me to explore as an artist [and] having creative freedom to just do what I want. “

Watch Scar Lip’s “She’s Hot” video below.

Freeway Rick Ross Owes Rapper Rick Ross $1 Million Over His Own Name

Freeway Ricky Ross, the notorious former drug kingpin, recently took to the airwaves to share his grievances about rapper Rick Ross appropriating his identity.

During a candid conversation on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Freeway Ricky detailed his frustrations, recounting the legal battles over his name.

The rapper Rick Ross transitioned from a corrections officer to a Hip-Hop heavyweight, collaborating with some of the industry’s most recognized names despite a past marred by allegations of misconduct in his former profession.

“He was a corrections officer… but when he got some money, they all forgot about it,” Freeway Ricky Ross said. “You got gangsters doing records with him… people who say they hate snitches doing records with the police officer.”

During an interview with AllHipHop, Freeway Ricky Ross said the rapper visited him in prison and asked for his blessings to use his name.

When Freeway Ricky Ross refused permission to the rap star, he simply took the name.

Freeway Ricky expressed outrage at the rapper for adopting his moniker without permission or acknowledgment.

“Anytime I’m around, he disappears,” Freeway Ricky Ross said about how the rapper Rick Ross avoids him. “How would you take my name and not have the decency to ask me? He won’t even admit that he stole the name.”

Freeway Ricky sued the rapper for $10 million but lost the case due to his criminal background.

Freeway Ricky Ross could not legally trademark his name because he became popular due to “illegal activity.”

As a result, Freeway Ricky was required to cover the rapper’s legal fees, totaling approximately $1 million.

“I owe them a million dollars,” he revealed. “Got a million-dollar judgment against me because I had to pay their legal fees.”

During the podcast, Freeway Ricky also reminisced about his past, speaking on his involvement in the drug trade and the controversial ties with the CIA’s role in the crack cocaine crisis during the Iran-Contra affair.

The story was chronicled in “Freeway: Crack in the System,” a documentary that tells the story of how Rick Ross became a major drug kingpin in Los Angeles during the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic.

Odell Beckham Jr. Roasted After Vibing To Drake’s “Family Matters” 

Odell Beckham Jr. is catching heat online after posting a video of him dancing enthusiastically to Drake’s “Family Matters.” 

On Thursday (June 13), the NFL star shared a TikTok of himself vibing to the track, Drizzy’s penultimate offering in his epic battle with Kendrick Lamar. In The video, OBJ sings along while performing his own dance routine, making wild hand gestures.  

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While the wide receiver can’t get enough of the track, considered by some as the best among the diss tracks, although not the most effective, social media users had a field day. Some called him out for being so vocal about his support for the battle’s loser, and others simply roasted his passionate dance moves.  

“He definitely got a drake poster,” one person wrote in Odelle’s comment section. “Bro was about to twerk till he remembered he was recording,” another added.  

The video was clipped and shared on X (Twitter), where the jokes continued flying.  

“’m stuck on him “shaking his ass” for Drake. “He really not even trying to hide it lol,” joked one user. A different person called Odell, “The baddest b#### Drake ever bagged.” 

Meanwhile, last week, Problem, who now goes by his government name, Jason Martin, revealed K. Dot’s reaction to “Family Matters.” According to Problem, after hearing the track, he told Lamar, “it’s time to step on his head.”  

Lamar replied, “Say less,” and uploaded “Meet The Grahams,” within an hour of Drake dropping.  

Jim Jones Urges Dads To Demand A Father’s Day “Me-Some”

Jim Jones is back with an annual PSA ahead of Father’s Day and this year, he’s encouraging fathers to ask for a “me-some.” 

Father’s Day is just days away and Capo believes dads should speak up and ask for what they want from their loved ones, specifically suggesting they request a “me-some” from their partners.  

On Thursday (June 13), Jones took to Instagram with some advice for fathers.  

“Seems like y’all be forgetting us and we put in a lot of work to make sure everybody’s okay,“ he began.Jones said there’s a “slight chance that they might ask you what you want,” and that, according to Jim Jones, is a Father’s Day “me some.”   

“Look her directly in the eyes,” he recommended. “Say, ‘This is something I been wanting to do with you for so long, but I don’t wanna cause no problem in our relationship and I don’t want you to think I’m disrespectful. I would like to have a me-some with you.” 

Jones explained a “me-some” as a day devoted to fulfilling a father’s every desire, from spending sprees to breakfast in bed and any and everything in between. “We gotta put our foot down,” he wrote in the caption.  

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Meanwhile, back in 2022, Jim Jones said he was taking “a stand” for Father’s Day and demanding special treatment.  

“This Father’s Day situation been bad ever since I was little. They’ve been s####### on Father’s Day talking about ‘F### this.’ Enough is enough, man. I’m a great father, and I need to be compensated for this s###,” he complained. “Treat me. I want to go to the spa you heard? All that fly s### y’all be talking about, let me get mine.” 

White Maniac Planned to Target African Americans At Rap Concert Mass Shooting To Incite Race War  

An Arizona man planned to target African Americans at a rap concert mass shooting to incite a race war ahead of the elections. 

On Tuesday (June 13), a federal grand jury indicted Mark Adams Prieto following a months-long investigation, per NBC News. He was arrested last month on charges of firearms trafficking, transfer of a firearm for use in a hate crime, and possession of an unregistered firearm. 

Last October, FBI Phoenix received a report of Prieto’s race war plans. According to an affidavit, a source told them they met Prieto at gun shows over the years when he began “advocating for a mass shooting,” targeting Blacks, Jews or Muslims. 

The confidential source stated, “Prieto believes that martial law will be implemented shortly after the 2024 election and that a mass shooting should occur,” beforehand. He also approached the source, asking if they were “ready to kill a bunch of people.” 

Bad Bunny Concerts A Possible Target For Mass Shooting

The FBI began surveillance on Prieto in January this year, and he asked the source and an undercover agent to help him carry out his plan. He intended to target African Americans in a mass shooting at a rap concert in Atlanta, possibly Bad Bunny’s concerts on May 14 and 15.  

According to legal filings, Prieto said: “The reason I say Atlanta. Why, why is Georgia such a f——up state now? When I was a kid that was one of the most conservative states in the country. Why is it not now? Because as the crime got worse in L.A., St. Louis, and all these other cities, all the [N-words] moved out of those [places] and moved to Atlanta. That’s why it isn’t so great anymore. And they’ve been there for a couple, several years.”   

Prieto chose a rap concert, predicting high numbers of African Americans, and intended to leave Confederate flags after the attack. The flags sent a message that “we’re going to fight back now, and every whitey will be the enemy across the whole country,” and to shout “whities out here killing, what’s we gonna do” and “KKK all the way.” 

Authorities arrested Prieto in May. He admitted discussing an attack with the undercover agents and the source. However, he claimed he did not intend to go forward with the attack,” per the affidavit.  

Enchanting’s Family Confirms Cause Of Death Not Yet Determined Despite Overdose Rumors 

The family of the late Texas rapper Enchanting has broken their silence to share a message to the public. 

The Texan artist passed away on Tuesday (June 11) at the age of just 26. On Thursday, family members posted on Enchanting’s Instagram Stories, paying tribute and thanking her fans for their support. 

“We are deeply saddened to announce the death of our sweet and beloved daughter,” the post began. “She was so much to so many but she was our daughter. She lived her life with grace and blessed so many with friendship, laughter and love. We also appreciate everyone’s respect of our family’s privacy as we continue to navigate through this difficult loss.” 

The family also confirmed, “The cause of death has not yet been determined,” despite rumors circulating in the days since her passing. 

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On Monday, reports that Enchanting was fighting for her life in the ICU following an overdose surfaced online. Her manager, Jimmy Jackson seemingly confirmed the rumors in an Instagram post.  

“Right when we was about to shock the world. This s### my head all f##### up,” he wrote alongside a photo of Enchanting. “Dam mane. Don’t give up. Keep fighting. God got the last word.” 

After Enchanting’s death, a representative of her management team said, “She came to my house the last four days to get clean. She tried her best and I did everything I could to help her, she tried.” 

Gucci Mane paid tribute to Enchanting, who signed to his label, 1017 Records, in 2020 

“So sad to have to say R.I.P to such a great young lady a true star we gone all miss you Chant @luvenchanting,” Gucci wrote on Instagram. 

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Boosie Badazz Mocks Yung Bleu & His Son In Explosive Rant 

The ongoing feud between Boosie Badazz and Yung Bleu got heated after the pair exchanged harsh words online, even dragging their kids into the spat.  

On Thursday evening (June 13), the Baton Rouge native unleashed on his former friend in an explosive rant. Boosie claimed Yung Blue is washed up and claimed his “squatting’ in a house bought with money stolen from Boosie. He also took aim at his friend-turned-foe’s son.  

“Dont get mad cause you aint booked every weekend across the country like your ceo,” Boosie began. According to Boosie, Yung Bleu has become “miserable“ because fans are tired of his music, which lacks direction. “U dont know if u wanna be a rapper, rnb, country, [or] rock n roll artist,” he added. 

After repeating his gripe about stolen money, Boosie came for Bleu’s family. “Maybe my kids can come over n help yo retarded ass son count to five,” he said.  

Yung Bleu Claims Boosie Is “Obsessed” With Him

Boosie was responding to a post Bleu shared the day before, accusing him of being “obsessed” after Boosie mocked his sales during a recent interview. He also mentioned Boosie’s family in his since-deleted post.  

“Boosie got my nuts in his mouth every interview,” Bleu wrote on Wednesday (June 12). “That n#### obsessed. I dropped a rap album with one week promo and no singles just to get out my deal, and did 17x more than you.” 

Referring to the “Wipe Me Down” hitmaker’s recent home expansion, “Boosie Town,” which includes homes for his children, Bleu continued.  “Them kids dnt wanna live on your plantation,” he said. “Buy them kids a house.” 

The feuding artists spent much of 2023 airing out their issues online. Yung Bleu was originally signed to Boosie’s imprint Bad Azz Music Syndicate. When he left to join Empire, Boosie alleged he was screwed out of millions of dollars and claimed his signature was forged to facilitate the deal.

Young Thug Associate Admits He Lied In All Police Interviews: “I Was Making Up Stories” 

Young Thug’s YSL RICO trial has been making headlines all week, with much of the news centered around the testimony of Thugger’s former associate, Lil Woody (real name Kenneth Copeland). 

After facing jail time for invoking his Fifth Amendment right and refusing to testify against Young Thug, Woody eventually took to the stand.  However, his time on the stand has been eventful, with Woody giving frustrating answers, firing his lawyer and admitting he lied in all his police interviews. 

At one point on Thursday (June 13), Woody admitted that he was answering “yes” to all the prosecutors’ questions to try and hurry the process. He then confessed that he lied during all his police interviews, dating back to 2015. 

“Every time they grabbed me, I had a different story for them,” Woody testified. “I was not truthful, I was saying whatever they wanted me to say … I was trying my best to convince them that I didn’t do nothing … You asked me if I was being truthful. I know I wasn’t being truthful.” 

He then claimed he doesn’t recall anything he said in past police interviews but none of it was truthful. “Whenever they was questioning me, I was lying. I was making up stories,” he added.  

Young Thug’s Attorney Alleges Witness Intimidation

Earlier this week, Young Thug’s attorney, Brian Steel, was found in contempt and arrested, raising concerns about a private conversation between the judge, the prosecution and Lil Woody. He refused to disclose the source of his information, so Judge Ural Glanville ordered him to serve 20 days in jail. 

On Thursday, Steel shared his concerns with Judge Glanville that Woody is often accompanied by the prosecution team during breaks.  

“This is crazy,” Steel told the judge. “This is like communist Russia. Mr. Williams is having the worst trial. So I’m moving again to stop intimidating the witness by the prosecution, leave people alone and stop accusing.” 

50 Cent Announces “Power Book IV: Force” Ends With Season 3, Teases “Ghosts Never Die”  

50 Cent has revealed the upcoming third season of Power Book IV: Force will be the final one, but he has more in store for the Power universe. 

On Thursday (June 13), the entertainment mogul and star of the series, Joseph Sikora, announced the end of this installment in the long-running crime drama franchise. 

Sikora, who plays Tommy Egan, revealed that despite the series ending, it’s just the beginning of his character’s story. In a video message from the set, Sikora said the team realized “this was the perfect opportunity to stay true to our artistic vision and make this the final chapter in Tommy’s journey in Chicago.” 

Nonetheless, he added, “But don’t worry, Tommy’s journey is far from over with. We’re just getting warmed up, and I can’t wait to show you what we have planned next.” 

With the conclusion of Power Book IV: Force and the recent announcement that Power Book II: Ghost is also ending with Season 4, an additional Power spin-off could be in the works.  

“Tune in, because ghosts never die, and Power never ends,” Sikora said, hinting at an upcoming surprise.  

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50 Cent continued the suspense, teasing an expansion of the Power stories. 

“Im glad all the fans have been so supportive of FORCE,” he said. “We have more heat coming, my Power Universe is still expanding… wait till you see what I have up my sleeve, you haven’t seen the last of Tommy.” 

Webbie’s DJ Reportedly Killed Himself & His Wife After Complaining About Working For Rapper

Reports of Webbie’s DJ committing a murder-suicide involving his wife hours after venting about working with the Baton Rouge-bred rapper have been confirmed.

Though the death of Webbie’s DJ, whose stage name was T Gutta, was confirmed on Thursday (June 13), FOX 5 Atlanta revealed authorities responded to a call about shots being fired identified at a residential home in Powder Springs believed to be his residence on June 9.

According to reports, two bodies were discovered at the scene but weren’t immediately identified to the public. Input from neighbors uncovered that the couple found deceased at the residence had several children, who reportedly lived with them.

In a statement shared by Powder Springs Police Department Captain J.W. Holcombe, T Gutta (real name Notorius Brown) and Kalisha Seddens-Dunn were identified as the deceased victims in the murder-suicide tragedy.

“I can confirm that Notorius Brown died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds after killing Kalisha Seddens-Dunn,” Holcombe confirmed in the statement. “I am being told that he went by that name [T Gutta] when performing.”

Prior to the deadly shooting, T Gutta shared a lengthy rant disparaging Webbie, whom he worked with for more than 10 years, on his personal Facebook account. In his initial remarks, T Gutta complained about the workload and claimed Webbie’s negative outlook contributed to his isolation.

“Dawg DJin for Webbie is a living hell!” he wrote. “1st That n-gga don’t want to pay. Then that n-gga don’t want to see nobody around him shine! Like nobody not even his own brother.. Why y’all think everybody left from around him? I was only supposed to be his tour DJ but i had to be a driver, a dr, a security, a PR, a babysitter, booking Agent, a referee, a counselor, a road manger, and a list of other things.”

T Gutta continued, remarking on how he often was the only individual to show up for Webbie in times of need because his own family had turned his back on him.

“But yet this n-gga didn’t appreciate none of it,” he said. “I did all that s### with a smile on my face in front of thousands every night, but i was dying inside. All the times he had seizures on the planes, on stages in the hotels, who y’all think was there? Me! Becuz his family ain’t wanna deal with him, or nobody on our team wanted to deal with him but me! Our driver quit cuz he ain’t wanna pay him. Then every time we would try to make our money in other ways he always found a way to stop that too.”

In another portion of the rant, T Gutta alleged Webbie took issue with members of the Supa Unit collective they were a part of when they began helping Boosie Badazz, along with making several other claims about the Savage Life rapper.

“So it’s like he don’t wanna pay but don’t want us eating nowhere else,” he continued. “Then the n-gga wanna get mad & in his feelings when Boosie need us to help him. The n-gga a straight hater! I can’t remember how many times he’s told me he don’t want nobody blowing up off his name! That’s why he don’t do features! & he don’t like taking pictures with other artist or fans. N-gga think they tryna get shine off him.”

T Gutta added the Supa Unit was “the biggest piece of bulls##t” and called Webbie “straight up miserable.” Webbie has yet to make a statement on T Gutta’s death.

Check out the post below to read the full grievance message T Gutta shared before the fatal shooting incident occurred.

Tyla Says She “Never Denied My Blackness” After Refusal To Answer “Coloured” Interview Question

Tyla is pushing back on the backlash she’s received following a recent interview in which she and her team chose not to answer a question about her being identified as a “coloured” woman in South Africa.

On Thursday (June 13), the “Water” vocalist shared a statement on Twitter (X) after a clip of an exchange with Charlamagne Tha God taken from her interview with The Breakfast Club went viral. To be specific, Charlamagne asked Tyla to elaborate on what it means to identify as a “coloured” woman in South Africa while referencing the negative connotations the word has here in the United States.

Tyla opted not to answer the question, turning to her team who also expressed their desire to move on—which prompted Charlamagne to make a comment about not cutting the back-and-forth from the interview.

In the lengthy message Tyla shared with her followers, she explained that while she has never avoided embracing her ethnicity, there’s more to her identity than just one singular demographic.

“Yoh guys,” Tyla started off. “Never denied my Blackness, IDK where that came from.”

As she continued, Tyla broke down the complexities of her racial makeup and how that translates to how she identifies her ethnicities on multiple continents.

“I’m mixed with Black/Zulu, Irish, Mauritian/Indian and coloured,” she said. “In Southa I would be classified as a coloured woman in other places I will be classified as a Black woman. Race is classified differently in different parts of the world.”

Finally, Tyla explained how she compartmentalized her experience as a mixed race woman of color through her own understanding and perspective of race relations.

“I don’t expect to be identified as coloued outside of Southa by anyone not comfortable doing so because I understand the weight of that word outside of SA, but to close this conversation I’m both coloured in South Africa and a Black woman…As a woman for the culture. It’s and not or.. with that being said ASAMBEEE,” she wrote.

Despite the fact the exchange with Charlamagne began trending on social media, its a topic that’s not new to Tyla and one she has previously addressed before. In a quoted reply to the thread the South African native shared, a Twitter (X) user pulled the receipts showing Tyla taking the question head-on in a previous interview where she delivered a similar response.

“When people are like ‘You’re denying your Blackness,’ it’s not that at all,” she said. “I never said I am not Black it’s just that I grew up as a South African knowing myself as coloured and now that I’m exposed to more things it has made me other things too. I’m also mixed-race. I’m also Black.

“I know people like finding a definition for things, but it’s ‘and,’ nor ‘or.’ As young people we have a platform where you can speak about things like this things that are new and controversial and scary at the perfect time for this conversation to happen.”

Check out the full interview below and watch the clip of the exchange below.

Wack 100 Slams Fans Saying He Should Pay Chrisean Rock’s Bail

Blueface’s manager, Wack 100, clarified Chrisean Rock’s legal woes in response to fans’ concerns on Thursday (June 13). In an Instagram video, Wack 100 explained why he also couldn’t post bail for her following her recent arrest.

“Chrisean has, I believe, two or three warrants,” he said. “One of them is not serious. Arizona’s not serious. California’s not serious. The one that’s holding her is Oklahoma. No bail warrant because of probation violation. Okay? You cannot bail her out. Stop hitting me, ‘Why you ain’t bailed her out? Why you ain’t got her an attorney yet?’ We don’t need to get her an attorney. Alright? Bottom line, that judge is gonna do what that judge is gonna do when she gets back down there.”

Wack 100 added, “There’s nothing I can do. Nothing Blueface can do. Even if I didn’t want to do it, if Blueface called … and said, ‘Unc, go get her,’ I would have went and got her. That’s just the politics of it. So, there’s nothing anybody can f###### do. When you got a hold, you got a hold.”

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Chrisean Rock was arrested on a felony fugitive warrant when she showed up at Blueface’s court hearing on Monday (June 10). Wack 100 claimed he told her not to come to court.

According to Wack 100, Chrisean Rock mistakenly believed she wasn’t in danger of getting taken into custody. She was wanted for a probation violation in her Oklahoma drug case. Rock was sentenced to four years of probation in 2023.

“I think within the next 30 days, they got 45 days to transport her,” Wack 100 said. “If they come get her … they’ll fly her over there. So, the faster she gets over there, the faster she’ll be home. It’s not like she’s gonna do some years, be incarcerated for a long time.

“The minute you hear Rock is in Oklahoma, [she’s in] custody. Probably within 10 days of that, best case, she’ll be home. Or the judge might give her a little time: months, couple of months, whatever they do. Either way, we’ll see her before Christmas. We’ll see her before the summer’s up. She’ll be alright … She’s in the same situation Blueface is in.”

Blueface was sent to jail for a probation violation in January. He’s scheduled to be released in July.

Drake Drops $200K On Armored Truck Built For The Apocalypse – See Photos

Drake purchased a doomsday-ready armored truck from the appropriately named Apocalypse Manufacturing. According to TMZ, he paid $200,000 for the bulky vehicle.

The truck was delivered to Drake’s $15 million ranch in Texas. He shared photos of his new ride — and the ranch — on Instagram.

“Wick em,” he wrote in the post’s caption.

Drake splurged on an armored vehicle a month after a security guard was shot outside his mansion in Toronto. The shooting occurred amid Drake’s battle against Kendrick Lamar.

The security guard suffered a gunshot wound to the upper chest and needed surgery. Police said the victim was in stable condition a week after the shooting.

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Cops responded to two more incidents at Drake’s home in May. Trespassers showed up at his property on consecutive days in wake of the shooting.

June has been a much less eventful month for Drake, but he’s now facing a trademark infringement lawsuit from the owner of the Members Only brand. JR Apparel sued his company for selling t-shirts featuring the phrase “Members Only” at his It’s All a Blur Tour. JR Apparel objected to the usage even though he released a PARTYNEXTDOOR-assisted song titled “Members Only” in 2023.

“The fact that ‘Members Only’ is a song on Drake’s album ‘For All the Dogs’ does not obviate the likelihood of confusion or give Live Nation and/or Drake license to use our client’s MEMBERS ONLY Marks in such a confusing manner, particularly on or in connection with apparel items,” the plaintiff’s lawyers contended.

JR Apparel said it tried to resolve the issue with Drake’s company Away From Home Touring between April 3 and June 6. The two sides could not settle the matter out of court, leading to the lawsuit. JR Apparel sought damages for trademark infringement, unfair competition and trademark dilution.

Kanye West Self-Conscious About His Tiny Wee Wee, According To Lawsuit

Kanye West’s former assistant claimed he was concerned about his package’s size in her sexual harassment lawsuit against the controversial artist. Lauren Pisciotta cited examples of West expressing insecurity when he sent her inappropriate texts – including a video of him receiving oral sex from a model.

“The video was followed by a text conversation wherein Defendant asked Plaintiff if he should edit the video as he wanted to make sure his penis looked big enough,” Pisciotta’s lawsuit read.

West allegedly showed Pisciotta a clip of him having sex with a Yeezy employee. She said he sent her a follow-up text to explain why he edited the footage.

“Defendant cropped his penis out of the frame because he said it did not look big enough to send to one of his friends,” Pisciotta’s lawyer noted.

Pisciotta recalled Kanye bragging about his sex escapades with a celebrity in another text. The lawsuit didn’t disclose the celeb’s name but referred to them as an A-lister.

“One time I took Viagra and f##### [A-list celebrity] for three hours,” West allegedly wrote to his ex-assistant. “Not sure why that thought came to me.”

Pisciotta sued West for sexual harassment, wrongful termination and breach of contract. She accused him of masturbating in front of her, among other claims. West’s rep denied the allegations and threatened a countersuit.

“Ye will be filing a lawsuit against Ms. Pisciotta, who actively pursued him sexually to coerce employment and other material benefits, then engaged in blackmail and extortion when her advances were rejected,” the rep said. “Prior to her termination as an assistant, Ms. Pisciotta stole his cell phone in an attempt to destroy phone records that would contradict her claims, all of which have been preserved.

“She was terminated for being unqualified, demanding unreasonable sums of money (including a $4 million annual salary) and numerous documented incidents of her lascivious, unhinged conduct.”

Pisciotta started working for Kanye in 2021. She was fired in 2022.

SIGNS: Tulsa Massacre Survivors Denied Justice Again After Oklahoma Supreme Court Decision

In a gut-wrenching blow to the quest for racial justice, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the last living survivors of the horrific 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

The elderly survivors, who’ve spent their entire lives seeking justice for the atrocities they endured, faced yet another setback as the court ruled their case didn’t fall under the state’s public nuisance statute.

Lessie Benningfield Randle and Viola Fletcher, both more than 100 years old, along with the late Hughes Van Ellis, who passed away last year at 102, hoped to see justice before their time ran out. They sued in 2020, aiming to hold the city of Tulsa accountable for the devastation wrought on Greenwood, also known as Black Wall Street, by a violent white mob nearly a century ago.

The massacre, which took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, saw the looting and burning of the prosperous Black district by white rioters, many of whom were hastily deputized. As many as 300 Black residents were killed, and thousands were forced into internment camps under National Guard supervision. Today, the vibrant 30-block area is reduced to mere remnants of burnt bricks and a church basement fragment, a silent testament to the once-thriving community.

The court’s nine-member panel upheld a previous decision by a Tulsa district judge, claiming the survivors’ grievances did not meet the criteria of the public nuisance law. “Plaintiffs do not point to any physical injury to property in Greenwood rendering it uninhabitable that could be resolved by way of injunction or other civil remedy,” the court coldly noted, dismissing the case as legally insufficient despite its clear moral urgency.

The lawsuit argued that the massacre created enduring racial and economic disparities that plague Tulsa to this day. The plaintiffs sought a comprehensive accounting of the wealth and property lost during the massacre, the establishment of a hospital in North Tulsa, and a compensation fund for victims. Despite the depth of the claims, the court saw no fit for them within the public nuisance framework.

Public nuisance claims in Oklahoma have typically been employed to combat local issues like blighted properties or drug dealing. Notably, in 2019, the state used this law to secure a $465 million judgment against opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. However, that decision was overturned by the Oklahoma Supreme Court just two years later, casting a long shadow over the applicability of the public nuisance law for such significant social issues.

The city of Tulsa expressed respect for the court’s decision, reaffirming its commitment to supporting the North Tulsa and Greenwood communities. However, for the survivors, the latest ruling is another bitter chapter in a nearly century-long struggle for justice and recognition. The echoes of the massacre continue to reverberate, highlighting the deep-seated racial wounds that remain unhealed.

As the survivors grapple with this legal defeat, their fight symbolizes the broader struggle for racial equity and reparations in America—a battle that remains far from over.