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Drake and Tyga’s social media tit-for-tat reminds me of junior high school. While we weren’t as well-versed in the Internet back then, the pettiness was ever-present in spirited cafeteria arguments that sometimes amounted to hand-to-hand combat. The difference between then and now is that these boys, who are really grown men, are allowed to be much more passive aggressive. The ability to use memes, lofty hashtags and subliminally tweet are the ultimate knockout punches in this new age of “bullying” and “beefing.”
The problem is, Drake just turned 28 years old and Tyga is closing in on 25 with a birthday this week. When will these oversized boys become actual men?
It’s sad to see two successful rappers trading barbs on Instagram and Twitter as though they are running for some form of office. It doesn’t build their brand. It puts their immaturity on a pedestal. Worst of all, it forces the women who choose to form relationships with them to be a part of the drama, and to be seen as mere objects; pawns in their virtual game to pass around, exploit their sexual pasts with (whether factual or not) and spike views courtesy of their drama. There’s nothing cute about virtually flirting with the ex-girlfriend and mother of your adversary’s child to get to them, nor is it to cute to palm the backside of another man’s ex and make her the main love interest in your music video to get even. C’mon now…
If you’ve missed the pissing contest, Tyga sounded off about his discontent with fellow Young Money labelmates Drake and Nicki Minaj in an interview with VIBE Magazine: “I don’t like Drake as a person. He’s just fake to me. I like his music; you know what I’m saying? I think his music is good, but we’re all different people,” he explains. “We were forced together and it was kinda’ like we were forcing relationships together.”
Drake responded with a liking-spree of the pictures of Tyga’s ex-girlfriend, Blac Chyna, and members of his OVO crew took subliminal jabs at his estranged labelmate. Cute.
It all culminated in Blac Chyna’s Twitter account being hacked, with someone allegedly running off a string of tweets as Chyna in a full confession to being a gold digger and more. This came after she posted a s*xy Instagram pic that she tagged the “Take Care” rapper in.
Throwing Blac Chyna, Kylie Jenner and Drake’s ex, Dollicia Bryan, in the mix made the drama even more intriguing, and even more sad for the rappers. Supposedly, the two have a record in the works. Wouldn’t it be entertaining if the two came together, held hands and let it all go on wax? If Drake and Chris Brown could do it, why not? At the end of the day though, it would be a cheap tactic for attention and spins for a record that would’ve garnered attention regardless.
Cyber bullying is a real issue in our communities. It is incredibly hard to fight and contain these days, and it becomes even harder to stop when those with notoriety and fame do more work to keep it going in our society as a way to demean versus helping to combat it. It is time to hang up the lethal assaults that are bound to 140 characters and move on to handling things the adult way: a phone call or meeting.
Stop dragging your dirty laundry, drama and the past women in your life along these E-streets, fellas.
Drake treated his fans to some new music Saturday evening. The rapper surprised his fans by releasing 3 new singles, “How Bout Now”, “6 God” and “Heat of The Moment”. However the twitter streets aren’t talking about his new music this Sunday morning.
According to multiple sources and videos, Drake was involved in some type of an altercation last night. The rapper was spotted storming into Club Stadium in Washington, DC with a handful of money. Apparently Drake had just left the club where he was celebrating his birthday when he suddenly returned ready to fight.
Some of the people in attendance are claiming there was fight between his crew and another man. While others are reporting someone from Tyga’s camp attacked his DJ. However no one has confirmed anything yet. In the meantime, check out the video of him storming into the club.
Sidenote: Did anyone else see that large stack of money he dropped?
Earlier this week, we told you that Drake was being investigated by Houston police after stripper Jhonni Blaze accused him of threatening her via text message. As you may recall, the two allegedly fell out after Drake made a few posts on social media about him. Now, another woman, who goes by the name of Shayne G and claims to be an ex-lover of Drake, is coming forward saying that he threatened her as well. Her story sounds quite familiar, as she’s claiming that their feud was sparked as a result of something she posted on social media as well.
According to TMZ, Shayne says that Drake wasn’t too pleased when she posted photos of expensive purses that he purchased for her on social media. Like Jhonni, Shayne says that the threats were made via text message. In one message, she claims that Drake told her that if he sees her anywhere, she’s “getting run up outta there.” It’s currently unclear why the photos pissed him off.
Shayne went to Arizona police about the alleged threats, which they say that they’re currently looking into. Shayne says that she decided to report the threats after hearing that Drake allegedly threatened Jhonni as well.
We’re wondering what’s going on with Drake.
Yesterday, we told you the bizarre story of exotic dancer Jhonni Blaze, who alleges that after her short-lived romance with rapper Drake went awry, he ordered a hit on her to keep her quiet. According to Jhonni, the 27-year-old sent men to her place of employment and her home to let her know that she will “catch an issue” if she doesn’t keep her mouth shut. Jhonni notified police officers and told them of the alleged threats.
Drake has yet to publicly respond to the allegations, but according to TMZ, Houston Police have launched an investigation into the alleged incident. Jhonni reportedly told the site that she’s unsure if she wants to follow through with pressing charges against Drake. Sources from his camp, of course, are claiming that the allegations are false.
As you may recall from yesterday’s report, Jhonni says that the two of them fell out a she confronted him about seeing her friend and co-worker, Lira Galore. From there, things supposedly took a turn for the worse.
For years the legendary rock ‘n roll group The Beatles held many of the music records. Now they are being outpaced by relative newcomer Drake. The Grammy award-winning rapper just earned his 72nd appearance on Billboard’s Hot 100 with his song “Tuesday.” This put him at number 90 on the list. “He’s now surpassed The Beatles and become no. 8 on the list of artists with the greatest number of chart visits of all time,” reports The Grio.
Drake will just need one more chart-topper to tie with Aretha Franklin and two more to break even with the late Ray Charles. What makes this really impressive is that Drake’s career, when compared to the others on the list, is the shortest of all the solo artists in the top 10. Tops on the list, however, is the Glee cast with a whopping 207 top 100 singles.
Here is the list of the 10 artists with the most Hot 100 entries.
1. “Glee” Cast – 207
2. Elvis Presley – 149
3. Lil Wayne – 122
4. James Brown – 91
5. Jay Z – 82
6. Ray Charles – 74
7. Aretha Franklin – 73
8. Drake – 72
9. The Beatles – 71
10. Elton John – 68
Nicki is always calling Drake her brother. But the questionable way she’s always crawling all over him have had some of us scratching our heads.
Recently though, Nicki and Drake took a break from the hectic schedules to pal it up at a local 7-11…or some type of convenient store.
And they really did look like brother and sister.
Drake told Nicki she and a friend could get whatever she liked because he was balling owt that day. Apparently, he’s good for it.
Anyway, there’s no real reason to share this video other than the fact it’s incredible cute.
Check out the video below and let us know if you believe that these two really are brother and sister or do they need more people.
Nicki Minaj had the internets going nuts when she released the cover art for her new single “Anaconda” with her full derriere on display. And after a bit of a delay, so Beyoncé could release the “Flawless” remix, Minaj has finally released the visuals for the song many have already deemed subpar, considering Nicki’s rapping ability.
But back to the video, it’s extra as you might imagine with plenty of booty shaking, though I’ve seen raunchier. It’s not exactly safe for work but it’s no “Tip Drill” either.
And I’m not going to lie, there were times when I just had to laugh at Nicki’s foolishness. Twerking while giving the camera, the straightest face ever, cutting a banana in half, after she was acting like she was performing fellatio, and playing the bongos on another girl’s behind are just too stupid not to deserve a chuckle. That’s not even mentioning the lap dance she gives her “brother”-friend Drake at the end.
It’s clear that Nicki Minaj won’t regard this song as one of her greatest but, with nearly two million views on YouTube already, it’s clear she knows what she’s doing.
During a set in his Drake VS Lil Wayne concert series, Drake accidentally made comments that prompted the NBA to fine the Toronto Raptors. Oops. Did he do that?
While performing in his hometown Toronto, Drake gave a shout out to NBA MVP Kevin Durant who was in the audience: “You know, my brother Kevin Durant was kind enough to come to the show tonight and watch us. I just want him to see what would happen if he came to play in Toronto. Let him know what would happen.” The crowd chanted in response.
The NBA league deemed his statement a public recruitment pitch. ESPN reports Durant will become a free agent come summer 2016. Teams like the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, LA Lakers and his home state team, the Washington Wizards, are vying to snag Durant with salaries that will out match each other. Drake, who has served as the Toronto Raptors’ global ambassador since 2013, violated the NBA’s anti-tampering rules. Therefore, he landed the Raptors a fine of $25,000.
Below is a video of the incident occurring. Hopefully Drake’s innocent shout out will be a lesson to fellow team ambassadors.
Update: The NBA allegedly offered to drop the $25,000 fine if the team removed Drake as their global team ambassador. Thankfully for Drake, the Raptors remained loyal and passed on that option. It should be noted, Drake’s ambassador position is unpaid. Globe and Mail reports: “The Toronto hip-hop star has a title, but it cannot be claimed he is an employee of the basketball team. By definition, an employee works for wages. Drake draws no salary. When the Raptors gave out Drake-branded OVO T-shirts at a game in January, they were purchased at cost. Drake didn’t make a nickel of profit from them.”
Earlier this week, we reported on the questionable imagery incorporated into Drake’s OVO Festival performance in Toronto. In case you missed it, the actor-turned-rapper was performing “Days Of The East” when an image of Rihanna popped up on the screen followed by a six. Then, another image believed to be of the singer popped up and was followed by another six. The second six was followed up by another image of the Bajan beauty and then, another six. Naturally, fans assumed he was calling his former flame the devil. What else would it mean? Drake, however, is denying calling Rihanna the Antichrist.
My album title is VIEWS FROM THE 6. The 6 is Toronto. Rih is a great girl who I know is about to kill this tour with Eminem. It’s all love!!
— Drizzy (@Drake) August 6, 2014
I mean, I suppose we have to take his word for it, but his explanation still doesn’t reveal why he flashed the images in the first place.
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You know they say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but apparently, a man scorned is nothing to play with either.
Last night, Drake performed in Toronto during his fifth annual OVO Fest. And as he was sing-rapping his song “Days In The East” there were some pretty haunting/disturbing graphics playing on one of the screens in the background.
As Drake harmonizes, a fiery number six pops up on screen, in the midst of flames. Then immediately after it, a picture of Rihanna. Then another six, allegedly another picture of Rihanna (I couldn’t make it out.), then another six.
Now, I’m no Biblical scholar–and you almost have to be to interpret Revelations–but it’s pretty much common knowledge that 666 is the mark of the beast aka the devil.
It’s no secret that Drake and Rih Rih have had their break ups to make ups. But whatever happened with them, likening her to the devil is a bit much, right? I typically ride for Drake over Rihanna but even I can admit that this is eerily out of line.
Maybe we could have interpreted the whole thing incorrectly. Maybe that wasn’t Rihanna at all and perhaps those three 6’s mean something else to Drake. But even as I wrote that, I know it’s highly unlikely.
Wonder if he’ll speak on this.
Take a look at the video below. Do you think this was a jab at Rihanna? Did Drake take it too far?