NLE Choppa fired some not-so-indirect shots at his baby mama Twitter this week, insinuating that she is refusing to give him updates on their daughter and won't even tell the rapper the child's name. Back in March, the 17-year-old announced that he was expecting his first child, although he failed to disclose the identity of the mother. Although it is unclear from his recent tweets whether or not the child is born yet, his baby mama seems to be keeping him far away from his offspring.
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On Tuesday (May 26th), the rapper took to Twitter to begin his rant about his baby mama's actions. "Damn can I at least know the name of my baby ?" he tweeted, indicating that the child has in fact been named.
On Wednesday (May 27th), he went on to reveal that he's having (or has had) a girl, but that his baby mama is seemingly forbidding him from being involved with the child due to a recent incident in which he fired a gun at someone, although he does not specify who was shot.
"I believe in right or wrong," he wrote. "If a MF think it’s right to not keep them updated on they child y’all slow asf. Ion care who I shot at just know every action got a reaction and iSTG every situation I’m the reaction I just act a lil mo violent. But aye fucc ha finna got for #2."
"But aye since yo selfish ass wanna keep a baby yeen even wanna keep, KEEP IT POOOH POOH," he continued. "Folks deceive me as the bad person but in reality I wanted my baby to help me learn to love myself. Wanted a boy but God blessed me with a girl to learn to respect women more, shit fucced up." He finished off his series of baby-related tweets with a rather explicit message, writing, "A hoe will have yo nut in they stomach. then start to grow some. Ok juwanna mann."
Elon Musk & Grimes Change Baby Name From X Æ A-12
Elon Musk and Grimes made a slight alteration to their’s baby X Æ A-12’s legal name.
Elon Musk and Grimes decided to give their baby boy the very on-brand name of X Æ A-12, giving that child a very difficult future in school. At this point, it has been confirmed that the name is pronounced “Ash Archangel” but, if we’re being honest, that kid will need to explain that to every single one of his friends and teachers forever.
It was reported that, since the name contains numbers, it would not be legal for Musk and Grimes to name their son X Æ A-12. They managed to find a work-around though, as revealed by the singer on Instagram.
“Did you change the baby name because of Californian laws? What is the baby’s new name?” asked a fan on Grimes’ new upload. She responded that they made a very slight alteration but, in retrospect, the name is pretty much the same.
“X Æ A-Xii,” she replied.
It seems as though their way around California laws was to use Roman numerals instead of the actual number 12. Pretty clever.
Did you expect anything other than this from a pair of eclectic celebrities like Elon Musk and Grimes? They were never going to name their child “Josh” after all… Are you a fan of the new name?
6ix9ine Letting Fans Determine Name Of New Song
6ix9ine is putting the fate of his new song title into the hands of his fans by letting them decide what it will be named.
6ix9ine’s attention-seeking brigade continues to persist, and this time, he’s putting the power of choosing his next song title into the hands of his fans. 6ix9ine initially promised that the follow-up single to his explosive hit, “GOOBA,” would be arriving yesterday, but the rapper later decided to push back the release date another week. However, despite the fact that this new song is supposed to be arriving in six days, 6ix9ine revealed that he actually hasn’t come up with a title for it yet, and decided to let his fans assist him in naming the new tune. On Saturday (May 23rd), he announced on Instagram that the comment on his post that receives the most likes will officially become the name of his new song.
So far, it looks like 6ix9ine’s own comment, “Trollz ?” is the most liked of the bunch, which would ultimately defeat the purpose of the game. However, a few strong contenders are comments like “The snitcha” or “SNITCH 9ine,” so he may end up having to rep a track about his notorious street cred faux pas.
It was recently speculated that the song was going to be titled “TACO,” and that it would feature past 6ix9ine collaborator, Nicki Minaj. While Nicki may still be featured on the new song, it looks like it won’t be named after the Mexican dish after all.
What do you think the song should be called?
Elon Musk Corrects Grimes On The Meaning Of Their Son’s Name
Elon Musk corrected his girlfriend, Grimes, on one detail in her explanation of their son's bizarre name right after she gave birth to X Æ A-12.
Elon Musk felt the need to correct a small error in his girlfriend Grimes' explanation for why they decided to name their newborn son X Æ A-12 soon after she gave birth. Elon and Grimes have come to be known as one of the more eccentric couples in the industry, so when it was revealed that the Tesla founder and musician were expecting their first child together, the Internet immediately started getting their jokes off. However, nobody could have prepared us for the bizarre series of letters and numbers that the couple would end up naming their child: X Æ A-12.
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Shortly after Grimes gave birth, Elon announced on Twitter that their little baby boy had been given this unpronounceable name, and the world collectively scratched their heads. Perhaps realizing everyone's confusion, Grimes took the time to explain the meaning behind each part of the name, noting that one particular detail—A-12—is "a precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft)."
However, her new baby daddy proceeded to point out a typo she'd made, replying, "SR-71, but yes," to the tweet. Grimes, who had given birth roughly 24 hours prior, reminded him that she is "recovering from surgery and barely alive."
"May my typos b forgiven but, damnit," she continued. "That was meant to be profound." Elon responded, "U r a powerful [fairy queen]," so it appears that there is ultimately no real hostility between these new parents.
Along with the "A-12" detail, Grimes also explained the other symbols in her son's name. "X, the unknown variable," she wrote. "Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence)." However, despite all the thought they put into developing this name, which is believed to be pronounced "Ash Archangel," it turns out they cannot legally spell their child's name with these symbols. According to a supervisor at the Department of Public Health Vital Records Office in Los Angeles, where the baby was reportedly born, California law states that only the 26 letters in the English alphabet can be used. Perhaps they'll put the "Ash Archangel" spelling on the birth certificate—it would probably make the child's life easier in the future.
Metta World Peace Changed His Name Again
Metta World Peace was on Danny Green’s podcast where he revealed that he changed his name again.
Over the course of his career, we’ve known Metta World Peace to be one of the toughest defenders to ever step on a basketball court. He’s used several different monikers, starting off his playing career as Ron Artest, his given name, and changing it to Metta World Peace before moving to China and allegedly changing it again to Panda Friend. This week, he spoke about his eccentric history of name changes with Danny Green on the baller’s podcast Inside the Green Room with Danny Green, also touching on his friendship with Kobe Bryant and his championship legacy with the Lakers.
During the sit-down talk, Metta revealed to the world that he has officially dropped World Peace from his name. Now, he goes by a combination of his wife’s last name and his original surname.
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“My name now is ‘Metta Sandiford-Artest.’ I actually took my wife’s last and added it to mine,” said the 40-year-old. He notes that he was pretty embarrassed to hop on the court for the first time after switching his name to Metta World Peace from Ron Artest, hesitating to remove his warm-up gear and show off the backside of his jersey. He also tells Green that he never actually legally adopted the Panda Friend moniker, but he just went with the reports saying he did.
Check out the name talk at the 41:40 spot below.
DaBaby Hates When Fans Use His Real Name
DaBaby makes it clear that only a select number of people should be referring to him by his government name.
Even though North Carolina rapper DaBaby used his family name for the title of his second studio album, he wants to make it clear that only a select number of folks are allowed to call him as such.
Born Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, the 28-year-old rap superstar has been experiencing his biggest career year thus far, truly breaking out after the release of Baby on Baby before he struck gold with KIRK. Joking with his fans last night, the "TOES" star commented on how women have been getting a little too comfortable with him, addressing him by his government name instead of his artist moniker. DaBaby isn't entirely into that, explaining that if you're calling him "Jonathan," you've got a few clear guidelines to follow. First and foremost, you've got to spell it correctly. Secondly, you've got to be his girlfriend. That definitely eliminates the majority of readers.
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Taking to Twitter, DaBaby noted that, if you're calling him by his first name, you should actually know him as such. "I hate when fans try to call me by the government name and misspell my shit," he wrote. "Bro.. you don’t know me bro. Ladies.. Calling me 'Jonathan' means you’re my Girlfriend."
Somebody tell B. Simone that she's got to start referring to DaBaby as "Jonathan" from now on.
Dwyane Wade Speaks On 12-Year Old Child’s Coming Out Story
Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union’s 12-year old child has changed her name to Zaya, the basketball player discusses on Ellen Degeneres.
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union have both been a champion of LGBTQ+ rights over the past few months, a journey Wade discusses in a new interview with Ellen Degeneres. While some have criticized Wade for encouraging his child to live her truth at such a young age, Wade has been adamant that he wants to be the best father possible and hopes for his child to live the best life she can.
In the aforementioned interview, Wade opened up even more about his child and how she recently came home asking to go by a new name. His 12-year-old was born with the name Zion which is a more masculine name. Now, she prefers to go by Zaya which is something Wade has 100 percent embraced.
“When Zaya came home and said, ‘Hey, I want to talk to you guys. I think going forward, I’m ready to live my truth. I want to be referenced as she and her. I would love for you guys to call me Zaya,'” Wade said. “So internally it’s our job to one go out and get information, to reach out to every relationship that we have. My wife reached out to everyone on the cast of Pose. We just tried to figure out as much information as we can to help our child be her best self.”
Wade’s entire family has been supportive of Zaya, particularly his wife Gabrielle Union who took Zaya to the 2019 Pride parade in Miami. The former basketball star also says he hopes Zaya can become a leader in the LGBTQ+ community and will continue to speak out on gender identity-related issues.
R. Kelly’s Request For Accusers’ Names To Be Revealed Denied
The judge fears that R. Kelly would threaten the accusers if he knew their identities.
With all the charges being brought against R. Kelly in both federal and state courts, it seems highly unlikely that he will become a free man any time soon. Regardless, he is denying accusations wherever he can and one particular case is proving especially challenging for him to defend himself.
In his federal trial taking place in Brooklyn, the disgraced singer has been fighting to get two of his accusers identified, as they are currently listed as Jane Doe No. 2 and Jane Doe No. 3 in court papers. A few weeks ago, Kelly’s lawyer, Steve Greenberg, wrote a letter to the judge pleading for the accusers’ names to be released to help Kelly’s team prepare for the trial. “It is impossible to interview witnesses, to search for records, or to do anything without this information,” Greenberg wrote.
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Despite Greenberg’s argument, Brooklyn Federal Judge Ann Donnelly is refusing to cooperate. According to Page Six, The request was formally denied on Wednesday (Jan. 29), as prosecutors informed Donnelly that Kelly has a history of using intimidation tactics against his accusers. An example was cited of Kelly sending a threatening letter to Heather Williams, who filed a lawsuit against him for giving her herpes in 2017 when she was 19. In the letter, Kelly supposedly told Williams that if she “really cares about her own reputation she should cease her participation and association with the organizers of this negative campaign.” The court papers also state that he warned her that “counter actions are in the developmental stages and due to be released soon.”
Kelly’s legal team will have to find a way to move forward without the alleged victims’ names. Jane Doe No. 2 claims the defendant had sex with her in 1999, when she was 16 years. Jane Doe No. 3 claims that, between 2003 and 2004, Kelly locked her in a bedroom in a Chicago recording studio for three days without food and sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious.
DJ Khaled Reveals The Name Of His Second Son
Father of Alam.
Yesterday, DJ Khaled took home another one, one being a Grammy Award in this case. The song that sealed the Best Rap/Sung Performance deal was “Higher,” a collaboration between himself, John Legend, and Nipsey Hussle. Given the significance of a Nipsey Hussle Grammy win, it’s no wonder that those who took the stage were emotional. During his acceptance speech, DJ Khaled proceeded to reveal the name of his second son, who was born last week.
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“I want to thank my beautiful queen Nicole,” begins Khaled, flanked by his collaborator John Legend. “I just had a new baby boy a week ago. His name is Alam. It means “the world” in Arabic. I also want to big-up my other son Asahd, I love you so much. Daddy will be home. I want to big up We The Best, Epic Records, and Roc Nation.”
Might we see Alam’s name as the center of an upcoming DJ Khaled album, Father Of Alam perhaps? Or maybe he’ll opt for a fatherhood themed-double disc, with Asahd and Alam as disc one and disc two. Either way, we’re happy to see Khaled continue to find inspiration in his growing family.
Kanye West Portrait Created From Repeatedly Writing His Name
An Australian artist created a portrait of Kanye West by just writing his name over and over again.
Kanye West‘s fan base became far more divided than its ever been over the past few years. The rapper’s affiliation with Trump, some of the things he’s said, and the general direction of his music have played a factor in the polarizing reception to his art and place in hip-hop. However, there’s no denying his influence nor the inspiration he provides those who still look up to him.
Over the weekend, an Australian artist who goes by @alx.n.ria shared a crazy portrait of Kanye West that she created solely out of writing Kanye West’s name over and over again on a piece of paper. The artist shared the process behind the creative piece (sped up, obviously) on Instagram with Ye’s “Follow God” playing over it. “WORD • KANYE WEST #kanyewest ~ Kanye is a legend 👊🏽,” the artist captioned the post.
The post has since gone viral on Twitter and Instagram. Following the reception she received, she hit Instagram announcing that she’s taking pre-orders for limited prints.
It’s unclear if Kanye West has seen it yet but people have been tagging Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner in the comment sections. Additionally, Def Jam also shared the post on their Instagram page.