Could the same fate be awaiting another pop star this coming week? Roddy Ricch is on top of the world to start off the year, seeing his debut album Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial hit the top of the Billboard 200, as well as his single "The Box" becoming his first-ever chart-topper on the Billboard Hot 100. Justin Bieber really wanted to reach the pole position of the listing with his return record "Yummy," even going so far as to tell his international fans to download a virtual private network to stream the cut on repeat. That didn't end up working for him and now, Selena Gomez is trying similar tactics to dethrone the Compton rapper from his spot.
Taking to social media, Selena Gomez asked all of her fans to give her new album Rare a listen, noting that it would be a dream come true for it to reach No. 1 in its first week out. Early projections had her slated to accomplish that feat but, after a few days, it is now being reported that she and Roddy Ricch are neck and neck for the top spot. Much like he did with the Biebs, Ricch is unbothered by all of these pop stars and their pleas to get their music played more frequently, trolling Selena Gomez by promoting her project instead of his.
"Stream rare by selena gomez," tweeted the rapper. Perhaps this strategy will work out for the second week in a row. Gomez has been notably vocal about wanting her album to reach No. 1 but she's got a major obstacle to jump over if she wants it. Who do you think will end up on top?
Antonio Brown Threatens To Send A Pallet Of “Bag Of Dicks” To His Former Agent
AB issues well thought out statement regarding his former agent and attorney.
Antonio Brown has been abandoned by his longtime agent, Drew Rosenhaus, as well as his attorney, Darren Heitner. As a result, both men may be receiving a pallet full of "bag of dicks" at their home or office.
Shortly after ESPN's Adam Schefter revealed that Brown's agent and attorney were cutting ties on Thursday, a completely stable Antonio Brown took to twitter with the following message: "football season over you can both use pallet of @DicksByMail."
If you've been keeping up with the exhausting AB storylines this month, you know that the former NFL star is all too familiar with the services provided by "Dicks By Mail." Earlier this month Brown videotaped himself throwing the dick-shaped gummies at his baby mama, Chelsie Kyriss, while berating police officers.
As a result of his most recent antics, Rosenhaus "conditionally terminated" his relationship with Brown until he seeks help that he so desperately requires. Additionally, the Hollywood, Florida Police Department have banned AB from using the Police Athletic League facilities that he has frequented since his days with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“We made the decision to sever ties between Mr. Brown and the Hollywood Police Athletic League,” the statement read. “We did not want our youth to be subject to this type of behavior nor emulate the actions of Mr. Brown.”
Without Rosenhaus' representation, Brown will have to look elsewhere as he continues to negotiate the terms of a potential boxing match with Logan Paul. Click here for the latest on that.
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Quavo Throws Punches At Paris Nightclub After Security Gives Him A Hard Time
Do you know who I am!?
A number of your favorite rappers are currently in Paris, France right now for Fashion Week, either participating in runway shows or watching them from the crowd. Migos rapper Offset is celebrating a major achievement in his career, making the switch from music to fashion and putting on his own show this week, causing Cardi B to detail the celebration they would be having once they got back to the hotel. Attending an after-party at Palais Maillot last night, the famous couple left early and weren’t able to turn up with Quavo when he arrived after them. However, Quavo wasn’t really able to do much turning up by himself even because the bouncers nearly didn’t let him in, causing him to pull a fit and throw some punches.
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According to TMZ, security guards working at the party did not recognize Quavo, giving him a hard time when he arrived at the entrance. One of Beyoncé’s dancers was at the event and he stepped in to instruct security to let the rapper inside but it was too late. Quavo went on a rage-fueled attack, throwing some punches at security and even striking the man who attempted to help him.
As per the report, the police was not called and Quavo didn’t stay too long after the incident. Watch below to see what went down.
50 Cent Scolds His GF For Thirst Trap: "Why You Gotta Be Doing Sh*t Like This"
50 Cent wasn’t happy that his girl shared this video with her following.
We’ve said it time and time again… nobody is safe from 50 Cent‘s trollery. His own son learned that the hard way, getting disowned in front of the entire internet last year after Curtis Jackson pulled the plug on his relationship with his eldest. Thankfully, he’s still got love for Sire Jackson but there’s no telling whether that will last once the child grows older. 50 Cent grows tired of people quickly. He’s been embroiled in feuds with the people closest to him, including Young Buck who was in G-Unit with the rapper. While his jabs are clearly playful with his current girlfriend Cuban Link, Fif still goes hard on the woman and today, he went in on her again for posting a thirst trap video to social media.
50 Cent and Cuban Link have been dating since the summer, debuting their love at the Power season premiere event at Madison Square Garden. Ever since then, Cuban has found herself at the head of her man’s jokes on social media. This time around, there was no humor being spewed. Instead, Fiddy voiced his frustration as to why she would be hitting the ‘gram with such a provocative video instead of sending it directly to him text message.
“I just landed, now why you gotta be doing shit like this,” commented 50 Cent on the video of his girlfriend showing off her strong physique after finishing a workout. “You send this shit to my phone, not to instagram, what the fuck.”
At least she knows for next time… Y’all think she’s gonna get the strap because of this?
Young Thug Uses Megan Thee Stallion’s Dog To Insult "Y’all H*es"
Thugger even shared a photo of 4oe rocking a wig.
After winning a legitimate award for being the cutest celebrity pet, Megan Thee Stallion’s dog 4oe is getting some love from a different rapper, but it’s not the kindest praise. Young Thug was a visitor in Megan Thee Stallion’s home this week (fingers crossed for a future collaboration!) and he felt like playing around with her adorable puppy. 4oe has his own Instagram page with thousands of followers, rivalling his owner who posts content with him all the time. Young Thug wanted to give things a try, updating his story with a quick message for any of the so-called “models” in his direct messages, telling them they look just like the famous french bulldog.
“Some of yall hoes look like Megan’s dog,” wrote the Atlanta rapper before he actually proved it. Placing a wig on top of 4oe’s head, Thugger issued some evidence that he thinks works to his advantage.
This is precisely what Ari Lennox was speaking about after she and Teyana Taylor were accused of looking “like dogs” by a hater. Young Thug isn’t getting trashed in the comments section though. Instead, fans are laughing along with him. Do you think he should have kept the comment to himself or was it too good to not share?
Odell Beckham Jr. Arrest Warrant Issued: Report
NOLA police issue "simple battery" warrant for the arrest of OBJ.
Ever since the LSU Tigers defeated Clemson to win the National Championship on Monday night there have been more news stories about ex-LSU star Odell Beckham Jr. than the actual players themselves. And the hits just keep on coming.
According to reports, the New Orleans Police Department has obtained a "simple battery" warrant for the arrest of Beckham stemming from an incident that occurred during the post-game celebration. In case you missed it, Beckham was seen playfully smacking a cop's ass for attempting to spoil LSU's cigar-smoking fun following their 42-25 victory at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
According to ESPN, Louisiana statute defines simple battery as "battery committed without the consent of the victim." The punishment can include a fine of up to $1,000 and imprisonment for no more than six months.
In addition to his locker room antics, OBJ also caused a headache for the University after handing out wads of cash to LSU receivers Justin Jefferson and Jontre Kirklin immediately following the victory. LSU issued the following statement in regards to that incident:
"We are aware of the situation regarding Odell Beckham Jr. interacting with LSU student-athletes and others unaffiliated with the team following the championship game Monday night," the LSU statement reads, per ESPN. "Initial information suggested bills that were exchanged were novelty bills. Information and footage reviewed since shows apparent cash may have also been given to LSU student-athletes.
"We were in contact with the NCAA and the SEC immediately upon learning of this situation in which some of our student-athletes may have been placed in a compromising position. We are working with our student-athletes, the NCAA and the SEC in order to rectify the situation."
Da Brat Laughs That She’s Future’s Next Baby Mama: "I Think I’m Pregnant"
Da Brat has got some jokes.
Attending YouTube Music’s star-studded Leaders & Legends event last night, both Da Brat and Future spent time in Atlanta with some of the most iconic movers and shakers in the music industry. Starting off the year, Future has seen his name hit the headlines for so many different reasons. With a new single on the market with Drake, life has certainly been good for the rapper, who recently confirmed his relationship with Steve Harvey’s daughter Lori. Throughout his artistic career, Future’s personal life has been a huge topic in the tabloids with popular media figures like Wendy Williams clowning him for his supposedly weak pull-out game. People have lost track of how many baby mamas the man has and it seems as though even his peers like to nag him for that. Da Brat joked that, just by taking a picture with him, she got pregnant and is officially his twenty-third baby moms.
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After the soirée ended, Da Brat took to her social media profiles to share a photo she had taken with Future, laughing that she was feeling some morning sickness coming on as a result. “I can’t even lie, @future is a charmer,” wrote the legendary rapper. “I think I’m pregnant‼️ #babymama #23.”
The seed is so strong with Future that he doesn’t even need to get into bed with another woman for them to feel his effect. At this point, a tap on the shoulder is all it takes to have his baby. Lori Harvey better watch out… Da Brat is calling next.
Kanye West To Headline Evangelical Event For Group Known For Anti-LGBT Views
Kanye West is headed to Arizona to headline Awaken 2020.
Throughout his career, Kanye West has taken on many identity and personality changes. His most recent transformation has come in the form of a religious reawakening that has him vowing to never make secular music for the remainder of his career. The "Jesus Walks" rapper's all-inclusive Sunday Service gatherings have united many as Ye and his fellowship have made stops around the country, but it looks like Kanye's most recent booking for the Awaken 2020 Evangelical event in Phoenix, AZ is going to rub some patrons and activists the wrong way as the group who organized the event is known for their anti-LGBTQ rhetoric.
Information obtained by The New York Daily News has revealed that the event will feature several headliners that are known for their anti-LGBTQ beliefs. Some of these evangelical personalities include Cindy Jacobs, a self-proclaimed 'prophet' who publicly encouraged the Christian community to combat the Equality Act, Guillermo Maldonado, a Miami-based pastor who believes homosexuality is a 'generational curse,' Ché Ahn, the president of Harvest International Ministry who has previously compared gay rights laws to racist legislation, and lastly, Lou Engle, a senior leader of the International House of Prayer who believes Nazism is kindled by homosexuality.
If Kanye West is aware of the rhetoric spread by his co-headliners, he'll definitely have some explaining to do if he decides to go through with his participation in the religious event. A number of Twitter users have already expressed their disdain for Kanye agreeing to headline Awaken 2020.
As of right now, the Jesus is King curator is set to take the stage at Awaken 2020 at the Sun Devil Stadium in Phoenix, AZ this Saturday, Jan. 18, free of charge. Kanye West will be speaking to those in attendance as well as performing alongside his Sunday Service choir.
Is The Game Shading Future & Lori Harvey In This Tweet?
Did The Game just compare Future and Lori Harvey to baseball cards?
Future and Lori Harvey are flaunting their love all over social media, which is allowing gossip generals to breathe a major sigh of relief after they had been rumored to be dating for weeks. Bringing her on a lavish vacation for her birthday, Future is spoiling the hell out of Lori and the two have become quite the trending topic on social media and the rest of the internet. People want to know what's happening between the two lovebirds, wondering if they'll last or if this is just a fling for them. After moving on from Diddy and a short fling with Trey Songz, Lori Harvey has been both criticized and celebrated for her romantic history. The Game may not be referring to her and Future directly but he is critical of how rappers are "passing around" the same models, remarking so on his Twitter page.
Logging onto social media, The Game had something to get off his chest and some fans think he may be subliminally speaking about Future and Lori Harvey. That's pure speculation for now but, as you know, the internet loves to hop onto theories, twisting them until they become but a tangled web of confusing information and unconfirmed reports. The message in question reads: "N***as out here trading girlfriends like baseball cards *coughs*."
As you can see, Game doesn't mention anybody by name but, if the shoe fits, wear it. People are pointing out how the timing is suspect, noting that both Future and Harvey have been around quite a bit so this could certainly apply to them. Do you think it was laced in shade?
50 Cent Brings Back "Get The Strap" Spirit As A Reminder
An iconic era in 50 Cent cyberbullying history.
It doesn’t seem so long ago that 50 Cent was going to war with anybody who so much as gazed in his general direction. We saw it week after week, even going so far as to document the process like the drama historians we are; how can we forget such classics as “50 Cent’s Targets Of The Week: Hello, Old Friend.” During the height of his cyberbullying spree, Fif would often make use of an iconic hashtag: “#GetTheStrap.” The saying became so synonymous with his signature brand of trolling it quickly took on a life of its own, even becoming a full-fledged anthem by Fif himself, Uncle Murda, Casanova, and the Rainbow Wonder Tekashi 6ix9ine.
Today, perhaps feeling a tinge of wistful nostalgia, perhaps simply feeling the need to remind people of his lyrical prowess, Fif took to Instagram to channel some #GetTheStrap energy. “I am not gang gang, I do not gang bang, but play me like I’m pussy, I will pull up and bang,” he captions, alongside a particularly imposing image. The lines of course stem from the aforementioned “Get The Strap,” marking Fif’s opening lines and one of his rare returns to music.
It’s unlikely we’ll see 50 revert to the age of doling out unprovoked digital beatings with a practiced hand. But if he ever does decide to go down that road, what better hashtag exists than #GetTheStrap?