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With everybody and they mama beefing these days, it’s nice to see grown adults put the silliness behind them and move on to something more positive and uplifting. That’s what it looks like Faith Evans is trying to do with her longtime…(is nemesis too strong?), Lil Kim.
In case you’ve been sleeping on pop culture for the last two decades, you know that Lil Kim, Faith Evans and Biggie were in a very messy love triangle. And the death of their shared love interest, didn’t exactly subdue the fire.
But that was years and years and years ago.
And during this past All Star Weekend both Faith and Lil Kim were performing at Diddy’s All Star Weekend concert “The Tip Off.”
So when Faith and Kim were at the rehearsal together, Faith took the time to give props to Kim via her Instagram.
See what she said below.
As of now, Lil Kim has yet to acknowledge it or reciprocate but kudos to Faith for being the bigger woman. That drama is literally decades old at this point. They’ve both moved on to other relationships, with children and everything else. Certainly, it’s time for it all to be water under the bridge.
In two weeks, the Oscars will air and it has already been dubbed “the whitest Oscars” of them all. With only two nominations for the phenomenal film Selma, many are fed up with Hollywood’s perception of diversity. Namely, hip-hop legend and mogul Diddy. He decided to call out the Academy and entertainment industry for their lack of recognition towards African-Americans.
In an Instagram video clip of Halle Berry’s 2002 Oscar acceptance speech, Diddy captioned it by stating:
“As we celebrate our great African American thespians we would also like to take this moment to tell Hollywood wake up! The movies that you make don’t look like how the world really is. YALL still putting one or two black people in the movie! So on this black history month we want to tell Hollywood we don’t really like that sh*t, Because that’s not the way the world really is and YALL think nobody knows the black man oversees!! So dear Hollywood could you please open your eyes and see #Blackhistory #Blackhistorymonth #Allblackeverything @revolttv”
Diddy’s thoughts were posted a few day after Sony Picture’s co-chair Amy Pascal was asked to step down from her position because the Sony hack revealed she sent blatantly racist emails to other co-workers. Pascal’s position will be terminated in May but still has four-year production deal with the Sony corporation. Below is Diddy’s video clip of Halle Berry.
As we celebrate our great African American thespians we would also like to take this moment to tell Hollywood wake up! The movies that you make don't look like how the world really is. YALL still putting one or two black people in the movie! So on this black history month we want to tell Hollywood we don't really like that shit, Because that's not the way the world really is and YALL think nobody knows the black man oversees!! So dear Hollywood could you please open your eyes and see #Blackhistory #Blackhistorymonth #Allblackeverything @revolttv
What do you think about his statement?
The altercation went down at a Super Bowl Sunday celebration in Scottsdale, Arizona, which was supposed to be hosted by the Bad Boy Records Founder. The fan, who has been identified as Steven Donaldson, claims that Diddy didn’t show up until 1:15 a.m. and then, spent the majority of the time in VIP and barely got on stage. This angered Donaldson, who claims that he paid $100 to see Diddy, so he decided to confront him. The confrontation was caught on footage and Donaldson can be heard shouting obscenities at Diddy.
“Hey, f-ck you for not performing tonight you f-cking a—hole,” Donaldson yells. “Get the f-ck on stage and perform.”
Eventually, things escalated and Donaldson is alleging that Diddy slugged him; however, he was the one who was tackled by security and escorted out of the nightclub. Sources with Scottsdale law enforcement say that Diddy fled the scene before officers arrived, but a clearly inebriated Donaldson was still around. After speaking with police, he decided to file a battery report. Diddy is now wanted for questioning by the department.
Diddy’s camp has yet to comment on the allegations. For the life of me, I can’t figure out why a 45-year-old father of five would want to be in the club brawling. At the same time, this man was dead wrong for getting in his face.
Watch footage from the confrontation below.
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Fox Network’s Empire has become the hit show of the Spring 2015 season but unfortunately there is one person who is not too happy with the show— Diddy. The New York Post’s Page Six reports that Combs does not want his oldest son Quincy to sign over his music rights in order to participate on the show.
“Sources say Quincy was guaranteed a role on the show about a family-run hip-hop record label starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, but Diddy hit the roof when he learned that his son would have to sign over a portion of his music rights in relation to the show to Fox. Stars on the show are subject to music contracts similar to those on other shows like “Glee” or “American Idol,” which propel their players into superstardom. “Empire” features a score curated by hit-maker Timbaland and includes original songs that are sold on iTunes and Spotify.”
Despite this allegation, another source told Page Six, Quincy will be considered for the second season of Empire once Diddy allows him to participate. The source said of Empire’s director: “Lee’s [Daniels] super excited about having Quincy on the show.”
An actor and singer Quincy, 23, is actually the son of Al B. Sure! and Combs’ former girlfriend Kim Porter. Once Porter and Diddy entered a long-term relationship, Combs adopted Quincy.
Recently, Quincy released the music video for his first single featuring French Montana, titled, Friends First. Watch the video below.
Do you think Diddy is meddling in his son’s future career or looking out for him financially?
There seems to be a major fascination with the ’90s these days. So much so, that everyone is throwing throwback ’90s jams like it’s the new trend. Fabolous threw a fabulous ’90s fete a few months back to ring in his 37th birthday, and just this past weekend, Diddy’s son, Justin, celebrated his 21st birthday by showing love to the decade he was born and raised in.
Dressed in a Gucci sweatsuit, the young’n, along with his friends (some who dressed more LL Cool J in the ’80s than ’90s) and siblings Quincy and Christian, partied with a whole host of folks. Guests included Diddy and Justin’s mother, Misa Hylton, Cassie, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kyle Massey and more.
All in all, it was definitely a toast to life and good living in general, as Justin popped bottles and walked around with a stack of money all night long (when he wasn’t holding on to his massive Zack Morris cell phone). Check out some shots from Justin’s big night below and on the next page (including some promotional shots for the big event, with Justin posted up in front of a classic Benz):
Over the holiday weekend, Diddy shared quite a few photos from his Christmas vacation in St. Barts. To accompany him for the holiday excursion, the family man brought along his three daughters, his sons, his best friend and mentor Andre Harrell and lastly, the mother of 3 of his children, Kim Porter.
Of course, Diddy and Kim have a history of being on-again, off-again lovers, so when a photo of the mogul dressed as Black Santa while placing a shoe on Kim’s foot began circulating, many began questioning where his longtime girlfriend, Cassie Ventura, was while all of this was going on.
Cassie has yet to respond to the speculation, but according to The YBF, the 28-year-old spent Christmas with her best friend in Maui. And as some may have guessed, it’s been reported that the holidays are a “tricky” time for Cassie and Diddy, especially when he spends them with his and Kim’s twin daughters.
Diddy has not responded directly to the speculation either, but he did post a photo message that seems to speak to all of the questions.
Speculation aside, it really does appear that everyone had a lovely time; and Diddy and Kim appear to be winning as far as this whole co-parenting thing goes.
Check out more photos from the fun-filled family vacation on the following pages.
Many new artists representing for this generation reflect on the artists before them who paved the way and inspired them. Some even end up bonding and sparking a friendship with these musical forefathers (and mothers). There’s no better example of this ode to the old school and camaraderie with the new school than the relationship between J. Cole and Nas.
Many have likened J. Cole to Nas in terms of lyrical ability and fame. His track “Let Nas Down” wasn’t a diss record or an apology for making a song that Nasty Nas wasn’t feeling. It was simply a chance to speak on the pressures to make it in the rap game, sometimes at the expense of your art, and how the industry really hasn’t changed, regardless of when both men entered it. Nas could relate, and in turn, created the song “Made Nas Proud” to share his own bumpy road in the industry and to show his support.
This type of relationship between a man that many can coin a living legend and another who is definitely one of the brightest stars in hip-hop, is what I would like to see more of, especially from artists just breaking into music. You can’t simply kick open a window that was already opened for you and say you broke through all by yourself. Unfortunately, this respect between old and new artists isn’t necessarily shared across the board.
Say what you want, but Nicki Minaj owns the female rap game right now. She has critically acclaimed featured verses – even stealing shine from Jay Z and Kanye West on“Monster” when she was a rookie – and two big records with Beyoncé. She is, without a doubt, the current female rapper running things. Way before her, there was Lil Kim. And despite Kim rolling with the big boys, spitting raunchy lyrics that made your grandmother blush and putting her own stamp on hip-hop, Nicki ignores her resumé.
It’s not necessarily all Nicki’s fault. Lil Kim’s attempt to make a comeback by using Nicki’s name and beef with her sparked an underwhelming wave of diss tracks and songs at a time when the Barbz and the Ken dolls pined for the “Pills n Potions” rapper’s third studio album, The Pinkprint (in stores today). Lil Kim has certainly had her time on top, but she’s unwilling to make space for Nicki. The pettiness of their beef (which popped up again after Nicki did the “Flawless” remix a few months back), appears to be more of Kim trying to regain her place on top in an industry that has evolved without her.
Now Drake and Diddy are reportedly coming to blows over the “0 to 100” beat. Drizzy is every girl’s favorite rapper – word to K. Michelle – while Diddy is a rapper and business mogul who has worked with some of the greats and broke records. Snubbing the infamous Bad Boy head would be a bad idea for the careers of quite a few rappers. But with Drake near the top of hip-hop, he made it clear that he’s unbothered, and Diddy got physical in the end, telling Canada’s biggest star that “You’ll never disrespect me again.”
Regardless of Nicki and Drake’s success, a respect for those that blazed the path for them to come up is still necessary. They don’t necessarily have to care for them, but a simple nod to the old-school would suffice.
In that same respect, picking fights while desiring to have that “old thing” back is sad and unnecessary for the old-school stars. It would be more interesting to witness a collaboration between these artists rather than listen to them trade insults on wax (and punches at nightclubs). The records are never that great, nor do they seem authentic.
Good music is good music, and there is enough space on iTunes to celebrate the old and the new. So why can’t some of music’s biggest stars play nice?
“They’re Either Talking Sh*t About You Or Stealing The Sh*t You’re Talking”: Drake Has Words For Chris Brown And Diddy
Drake has had a pretty tough week or so. If you’ll recall, Chris Brown claimed that one of the many reasons he and Karrueche Tran were going their separate ways (again) had a lot to do with the fact that she allegedly went on a date with the rapper on the low-low. And then, the next thing we knew, Drake was getting punched by Diddy in Miami. As the story goes, according to TMZ, the men were at odds over a song. Producer Boi-1da gave Drake the beat to the popular song “0 To 100/The Catch Up,” but he also had given that same beat to Diddy at some point. But when the Bad Boy head decided to sit on the beat instead of using it, Drake recorded his song without consulting with Diddy. That made the mogul very mad, and he aired out his feelings a few months ago before all the drama came to a head:
When Drake was confronted about the song at the club LIV in Miami, he allegedly tried to blow Diddy off, and when Diddy felt disrespected, he punched Toronto’s finest in the mouth. Somehow Drake re-injured a bad shoulder and had to go to the ER to get it taken care of.
Since then, Drake has been on the hideout from his foes, but decided he was ready to come out if it early this morning to send this message to detractors (notice his injured arm is covered):
I guess you can say that Mr. Steal Yo Girl And Your Beat is unbothered.
Update: According to sources who spoke to TMZ, the argument was not about Cassie at all. It was about money. According to the source, Diddy confronted Drake outside of the club and brought up the issue of business. During the discussion, voices were raised and then Diddy said, “You will never disrespect me.” right before he punched him.
But what we do hear is that while Drake was stunned, he didn’t go down. So we’re doubting the rumor that he went to the hospital.
I’m desperately waiting for one of them to speak on this. Des-per-at-ely.
Drake was involved in all types of third-party mess this weekend. In addition to being linked to the very dysfunctional relationship saga between Chris Brown and Karrueche, he was reportedly involved in a physical altercation with Diddy at Club Liv in Miami.
Yes, Diddy. Like Sean Puffy Combs.
The details are sparse but Sam Sneak, the DJ for Maybach Music, has confirmed the rumors with a series of tweets.
See what he had to say below.
Honestly, I find it hard to believe that Diddy would hit anyone. But if he did land a punch, he probably had a full entourage of people behind him to pull Drake and his crew off of him.
And while the original rumors claimed it was about Cassie, according to this DJ, it wasn’t.
Oh, and that hospital thing…doubtful.
We’ll keep you posted if either one of them makes a statement about the situation.
In recent months, Sean “Diddy” Combs has been especially vocal about current events. The entertainment mogul took to his Instagram account in August to issue a message to President Barack Obama as tensions between protesters and police escalated in Ferguson, Missouri. And this Wednesday, Combs voiced his frustration over the recent non-indictments of police Officers Darren Wilson in Ferguson and Daniel Pantaleo in Staten Island, New York.
Shortly after a grand jury announced Wednesday that Pantaleo would not be indicted for the death of Eric Garner in a prohibited police chokehold, Combs, 45, once again used his Instagram account to broadcast the following message to his 4.5 million followers.
Read Diddy’s message on BlackVoices.com