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“I Was Being Treated Like An Employee Instead Of Her Man”: Safaree Samuels Gives The Real Deal On What Went Wrong With Nicki Minaj

January 13th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We told you last Friday that Nicki Minaj wasn’t too happy after seeing her ex, Safaree Samuels, out on a date with a model in L.A. The next day, she posted this on Instagram:

“You can’t find happiness with bitterness, hate and unforgiveness in your heart. You owe it to yourself to find real peace. Why do ppl feel they have to be “ok” all the time? Its ok to NOT be ok. You’re human. I hate seeing people be tormented and on the verge of going crazy because of their pride and their ego and because they made a bed they never thought they’d have to lay in. If you were on your death bed tomorrow, none of the ppl you do all this fronting for would be there. You can’t try to hurt a person who’s heart is right and who showed you the meaning of loyalty. Its better that you do some soul searching and live in GRATITUDE. Realize how blessed you were and learn from your mistakes. Sometimes the more you do for ppl, the more they think they’re entitled to! Just fall back and ask God to show them the truth. Once you have forgiven and learned how to find true peace, the most you can do is wish the next person well and pray that they too will find the same thing. I’m hoping that 2015 will be a year we choose real happiness over the fake made up stuff we think people want to see. Every night, the lights and cameras stop flashing and there you are. its just YOU. Laying there. Facing the music. Cherish these nights. Cherish these ppl. Life is a movie, but there’ll never be a sequel. And if you didn’t cherish them in time, own that. Hope you feel better.”

Afterwards, while in “no f**ks given” mode, she joked around with comedian Lil Duval, who basically put Safaree on blast for being a wack rapper (in their opinion). Nicki boldly agreed and claimed that she never had the heart to tell Safaree that rapping wasn’t for him:

Ballerific Comment Creepin —–🌾👀🌾 #lilduval #nickiminaj #commentcreepin

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So after all that yapping on her part, it looks like Safaree has had just about enough. He got up, put on his fluffiest fur and brightest jewelry, and headed to The Breakfast Club to set the record straight about all their issues. And while Nicki may have thrown quite a bit of shade his on way social media recently, he says he’s not speaking out to do the same. Instead, he says he’s speaking out to clear his name and to try to understand why after a decade of supporting one another, she would try and bash him publicly. Here is what stood out:

What He Was To Nicki:

Everything. Decisions weren’t made without me. That was my soulmate. That wasn’t like somebody I was just working with. People thought, ‘Oh I was just a hype man.’ No. We were calling all the shots.

How They Came Together:

We were in a group together, called the Hood Stars. We did the group thing for about two years, it didn’t really work out. So she branched out and did her solo thing. We packed up two cars, went to Atlanta. We just started bubbling from there. We were friends for a year and a half at first and then a relationship started.

If It Was Hard Putting His Aspirations On The Back Burner:

It wasn’t hard at all because I’m not gonna act like that’s what I wanted to be so bad. We were in a rap group together, yeah, I rapped with her, but I just enjoyed entertainment. So whether I was in the front of the mic or playing in the back with her, I just enjoyed entertainment.

Why He Needed To Speak Out After She Dissed Him On Instagram:

I would never do anything publicly to try to like, pull her down. Whatever happens between me and her one-on-one, it is what it is. That’s personal and I would never put that out there. I could be out here telling a million stories and doing cornball sh*t like that but I’m not going to do that. I never would do that. I never plan on doing that. I just think it’s crazy for her to come out now and try to pull me down, try to say I’m corny. I don’t care who you’re with. I want you to move on because I’m moving on. I walked away from the situation. I’m not going to say I broke up with her, but I’m the one who packed up my stuff and I left.

Why Things Didn’t Work Out:

It just got to a point where the respect was gone. Everyone around her works for her. It got to the point where it was like, I’m your man, I’m the one you go to sleep with every night. I’m who you wake up with every morning. It got to the point where I was being treated like an employee instead of her man.

Why They Kept Their Relationship A Secret:

I really don’t understand it myself. I used to be like, there’s no way people really don’t know. And if you don’t know it’s like you either want to be naive because you’re stupid, or you’re living in a fairy world. I just never understood that.

If He Had A Problem With Her Being So “Friendly” With Drake And Lil Wayne:

As far as the “Only” song, that’s something that people on the outside take as disrespect more than I did. Maybe I’ve been dealing with it for so long that it seemed like the norm to me. I got numb to it. It was like…it is what it is. I could probably feel a way about it, but I’ll get over it, it is what it is and I’ll just keep it moving. I definitely feel like there was some stuff that didn’t have to be done.

His Thoughts On Her Possibly Dating Meek Mill After Introducing Them:

If that’s who she decides to move on with, it is what it is. If I wanted to make it work, I could have made it work. Fame and money, you can’t put a price on peace of mind. People on the outside looking in will be like, ‘you out of your mind you better get your girl back.’ I never planned on talking about nothing, I never was going to, but to publicly try to pull me down, that’s where I’m just like, ‘you’re getting ridiculous.’ I don’t publicly try to pull you down in no way. If anything, all I’ve done is uplift you publicly. When I’m going and putting tattoos of your face all over my body and showing the world, ‘I don’t care, I think you’re the most amazing person at what you do.’ I would say that to her when it was just me and her and I would say it in on a stage in front of 20,000 people: ‘Make some noise for the best female rapper alive.’ I don’t take that away from her. But don’t try to acknowledge people who are trying to bring me down publicly and agree with them. That was the thing that made me say, I have to say something. She could take a picture with whoever she wants. She could get married tomorrow and be pregnant the next day and I would wish her nothing but the best. But when you try to pull me down and try to discredit what I’ve done for you? That’s weak to me. Don’t say I don’t have no talent because every time it came to writing raps and making music, it was me, her and a beat. She doesn’t do it by herself, it’s me and her. Don’t discredit me on what I’ve done for you. That’s weak. I would never do that to her.

His Financial Situation Without Nicki:

I’m not out here worried about how I’m going to get my next meal. Everything that I have, we got together. So if I say I want to go buy something, I bought it with my money. I don’t have to go up to her and say, ‘Can you buy this for me please? Oh, I see this bike I like, can you buy me this bike?’ Nah, it don’t work like that.’

If He Ever Laid His Hands On Her After That Alleged Hotel Fight Years Ago:

Naw. Hell no. I would never hit her.

If Cheating Tore Them Apart:

I was at the wrong place at the wrong time, I do admit that. But what the girl is saying, there’s no truth to that. The girl they said I was messing with, she had to call up a radio station and say, ‘He was there but that didn’t happen.’ Our problem is not even really about cheating, it’s about outgrowing each other. She may feel like I don’t respect her, I may feel like she doesn’t respect me and it is what it is.  I don’t think it was money and I don’t think it was fame. When you’re that big of a brand, it’s like you’re a walking and breathing corporation. You always gotta be on. It was to the point where if we go out, I can’t put my arm around you, I can’t hold your hand. I’m an affectionate dude! I like to have my arm around my chick. I want to be outside and be like, I’m with my chick! I don’t want to have to be walking a couple steps behind you or a couple steps away from you and acting like you’re not my girl. After a while, that can put a strain on somebody. That definitely did something to me.

That Date He Went On With Candice Brook:

I don’t feel like it was soon. We’ve been not together for some time now. Probably about four months. That’s my friend. She’s a very nice girl.

On The TMZ Report That He Was Suicidal After Their Split:

I definitely have been in places where I feel like I don’t want to be here anymore. But I think that everybody has been there before. But now I’m happy. I can see her and not be bothered. Before, it was hard for me to be in the car, listening to the radio and she would come on…but now I’m glad I’m at a point where it’s like, tunnel vision.

She’s my soulmate, but we just can’t be together.

 

If you have 46 minutes, you can check out the chat for yourself below. It definitely made me look at Safaree in a different way, and not in a negative one…

Nicki Minaj And Safaree Samuels Make A Love Connection–With Other People

January 8th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Nicki Minaj blames breakup on her work ethic: "I lost a big part of my life, and one of the reasons was because I was a workaholic."

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After taking indirect jabs at one another on Twitter during the holidays, it’s safe to say that Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels aren’t reuniting anytime soon. And based on recent sightings of both parties out and about on the same night, it seems that they’ve decided to start the process of moving on.

Nicki Minaj posted some interesting photos in the last 24 hours, including one of her sitting pretty next to rapper Meek Mill–where, we’re not so sure of…

In the caption, she claimed that they were working on a new music video together…

Guess what video we're shooting 😳

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…but then she made it clear that she was kidding:

J/K no video 😜😘

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Rumors have been swirling around for a while now about Minaj possibly rebounding with the Maybach Music rapper. In the past, she said there was no truth to them, telling Ebro at Hot 97, “Ya’ll gotta let the Meek thing go,” and radio personality Big Boy, “We’re friends. He’s dope.”

Mmhmmm…

As for her ex, Samuels was caught by TMZ going for dinner with a new lady–model Candice Brook–in a super fancy Polaris Slingshot (I’m referring to the car, which starts at a price of $23,999). When the two pulled up at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood, a rude photographer asked Brook, “How does it feel to be filling in for Onika?”

Yikes!

The two were seen entering and exiting the fancy restaurant, and on the way out, they were stopped by a lady selling roses. Samuels bought quite a few red ones for his date, and when a photographer gave him props for being a gentleman and asked how Brook felt about receiving the beautiful flowers, she responded with, “I’ve gotten more from him.”

Mmhmmm…

Whatever these two are doing–whether they’re trying to make each other jealous, trying to get attention, or actually having fun dating someone new, we personally still prefer Minaj and Samuels together…*Kanye shrug*

[Watch] K. Michelle Discusses Beef With Elle Varner & Her Crush On Meek Mill

August 19th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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A couple of months ago, we told you that K. Michelle and Elle Varner had a falling out. It appeared that several factors contributed to the demise of their friendship, but K’s main beef seemed to be that Elle failed to give her credit for “Cold Case”—a song K claims to have written. During a recent interview with Hot 97, K discussed their falling out and what fueled it.

“I had a record. It was my favorite record. It was ‘Ride Out’ on my album and I wasn’t allowed to put out that record because management said the record was already too big,” K explained. “I played that record for my friend [Elle] at that time. The next thing I knew she threw off her shoes and said ‘Oh my God, this is a great record.’”

She went on to say that Elle later played a song for her, which sounded quite similar.

“She played me a record. She said, ‘You like the record?’ I said, that’s my record. Ain’t nobody yodeling on the hooks but me. Then you went to the same producers. I came to [her] like a woman. I said, this is my record. You can’t put that out. That sounds like me. [She copied my style.] But I said it to you as a friend in a proper manner. I said it to management in a proper manner.”

The former “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star says that management did not handle the situation as they stated that they would. In her interview, K also addressed why she decided to go after her former friend after photos of Elle and Meek Mill were uploaded to Instagram.

“I’ve never slept with Meek in my life. Me and Meek are friends. We flirt and poke, know what I’m saying? We don’t poke,” she shared. “I did have a crush on Meek. We do that. You know that as my friend, me and Meek do this. You get on Twitter and say, ‘Yeah Meek tried to talk to me and I swerved him.’ Okay, why would you do that to your friend. But I’m the crazy one. I’m the mean one. I let it slide.[…]She wanted attention because we don’t give a f–k about that India Arie a– music. No offense against India Arie because I love her. We like India because she’s India. [Elle’s] not India. Go sit down trying to be K. Michelle and India with the guitar. It just don’t work.

So when you grinning taking pictures with Meek and he posted under the comments that he’s posting this picture to let her know how real the swerve was. He’s still f–king with you, you know what I’m saying? It was just took much for the attention that she wants. I get it. I understand it. I’m not gonna lie. She can sing. I’ll never take her gift from her but I was very, very quiet in that situation.

Once she took my song and because we got into about the song you’re doing this and posting pictures with Meek with hearts and s–t to try and just do something. But y’all don’t get on her for that.”

As previously reported, Elle has denied stealing the song from her former friend.

Watch K’s full interview below.

“I’ll Always Luv Her”: K. Michelle Backtracks On Elle Varner Shade, Says Media Blew Drama Out Of Proportion

July 9th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Last week we told you about some comments K. Michelle made about Elle Varner that gave the impression that their tight friendship was possibly on the rocks. Varner recenlty took some pictures with Meek Mill, who tried to holler at her long ago only for her to rebuff his advances (she “curved him”), and this time around, they seemed very “buddy buddy.” When Mill posted those photos to Instagram with the caption “#nocurvezone @ellevarner,” K. took some jabs at her former friend:

“People be smiling in the pictures not knowing they getting dissed in the caption. HA! You definitely need a REFILL as thirsty as you are. Jokes on you and you didn’t even know it!”

“I hope you get attention from that cuz you sure don’t get it from your music.”

The singer has since deleted the statements from her Instagram, but Varner still heard about them and responded in an interview with the Jasmine Brand:

“That’s unfortunate that she feels the way that she feels. I don’t. I never have. That’s something—I can’t. I don’t do drama.”

“If anyone remembers the Meek Mill drama and me saying I curved him. That was my first time seeing him since and we laughed it off. It was funny. It got taken out of proportion Whatever she took from that is not my problem.”

Now K is saying that all of her statements were blown out of proportion by the media, and that she and Varner are still friends…or something like that. In a Q&A with fans on Twitter, she was asked about that drama and this is what she had to say:

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Oooooof course. She also cleared up any issues people may have thought she had with Meek Mill:

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And when someone told her that she needs to sidestep drama and focus on her gifts, she actually agreed:

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Well, hopefully these two can work things out and maintain their friendship because they seemed close, but in the future, K might need to pick up a phone and call folks when they’re having a disagreement instead of taking to social media. Live and learn, right?

Pass Or Play? Jazmine Sullivan Releases Video For New Single “Dumb”

July 8th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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A couple of months ago, we told you about Jazmine Sullivan’s return to music with her first single “Dumb” featuring Meek Mill. Most of you all seemed to dig it. And now Jazmine has released a video for the comeback effort.

She takes a page from the Broadway show Avenue Q and employs naughty puppets stepping out on their significant others, who happen to be real people. Yeah it sounds wild but it makes more sense in the video.

The puppet hostess of a show based off the now defunct reality show “Cheaters.” The hostess, complete with orange lips and purple eye shadow, helps other women catch their partners in compromising positions, in offices, cars and seedy hotel rooms. It’s a mess but funny at the same time…with a bit of a surprise ending.

“Dumb” is the first single from Sullivan’s first album since she left the industry three years ago. She told ABC News Radio that this album has a more current sound.

“I’ve always done a lot of different things, but with this particular album I feel like it’s going to attract a lot of younger kids who may not have been into my stuff before.”

Take a look at the video below and listen to the song again, or for the first time, and let us know what you think.

“I Don’t Need To Hide Anymore”: Jazmine Sullivan Tells Us Why She Left Music, Why She’s Back, And Why She’s Happier Than Ever

May 15th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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The last time many people heard from singer Jazmine Sullivan, she had put out her second album in 2010, Love Me Back, had everyone jamming to her song “10 Seconds,” and her voice was all over the radio. But in the midst of all that, she was quite unhappy. By January 2011, she needed a break from the demands of the industry, breaking the heart of fans with her Twitter announcement:

“i’m making an official announcement that i am taking a break from music … i’m trying to figure out who i am … w/out a mike, paper or pen. i promised myself when it wasn’t fun anymore i wouldn’t do it. and here i am.”

Now May of 2014, Sullivan hasn’t put out new music of her own in three years, but after doing some soul searching, restoring her relationship with God, and working on loving herself, she’s says “now I feel like I’m ready.”

We spoke with her about her new album, Reality Show, her new drum-heavy jam, “Dumb,” what she did during her break, and why she thinks things will be different this time around. We’re oh so glad to have her back in our ears.

“Everything Happens For A Reason”: Kendrick Lamar Speaks On Leaving The Grammys Empty-handed

January 29th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Let the public tell it, Sunday night’s Grammys were a travesty with a side of a popularity contest. Watching Kendrick not pick up anything throughout the night, and also having to witness him lose out to Macklemore in almost all of the rap categories, had quite a few people talking, including Russell Simmons:

“He’s a great rapper, but there is no evidence anywhere that he’s a better artist than Lamar.”

As well as India Arie:

@Kendricklamar WAS robbed, BUT he was not the only one who was robbed. Personally, I was pleased he was able to perform and they KILLED! IT! One of the FEW moving moments of the night for ME.

Don’t forget about Meek Mill!

Congrats 2 @macklemore for a incredible win and I believe Kendrick was robbed.

This game was never fair….and awards can’t change the judgement of the culture…. Most of these awards are always f**ked up!

Hell, even Macklemore, himself:

“He’s somebody that I love his music and, in my opinion, had the best Rap album of the year. And knowing how the Grammys usually go, I knew that there would be a great chance that we’d win that award and, in essence, rob Kendrick. That’s what happened tonight. It kind of sucks. I think we made a great album. I think that Kendrick made a better Rap album.”

But what about Kendrick Lamar? From the look on his face throughout the night as the awards for the categories he was nominated in were handed out to other people, he was over it all by hour two. But when speaking with XXL after a performance on Tuesday, Lamar said Macklemore worked hard, so he deserved to win everything he did, but he also acknowledged the lack of hip-hop being represented at the show:

“It’s well deserved; he did what he did, man. He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that’s how it go.

I definitely feel like they should always have more of the culture up in there, for sure, because we definitely stand out just like any other genre. We part of the world. We part of the movement. So I think any awards, including the Grammys, should always push for more hip-hop because it’s music as a whole, it’s not just splitting different regions. Everything moves as far as sound and vibrations, and that’s how it goes. And we are a part of that.”

What do you think about his statements?

Kendrick Lamar Calls On Men In Hip-Hop To Up Their Game, But Where The Ladies At?

August 16th, 2013 - By Charing Ball
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Kendrick Lamar has managed to bring back what hip-hop truists have long said was missing from the music: a respect for the fundamentals.

If you haven’t yet heard the Big Sean song “Control,” mainly because I’m assuming that you just might not be into hip-hop like that, here is a part of the verse, which has everyone talking:

I heard the barbershops be in great debates all the time
Bout who’s the best MC? Kendrick, Jigga and Nas
Eminem, Andre 3000, the rest of y’all
New n-ggas just new n-ggas, don’t get involved

I’m usually homeboys with the same n-ggas I’m rhymin wit
But this is hip hop and them n-ggas should know what time it is
And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale, Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electron‘, Tyler, Mac Miller
I got love for you all but I’m tryna murder you n-ggas
Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you n-ggas…”

I think we get the gist.

As noted by Lamar himself, this was not a diss but rather a challenge. A challenge for rappers to get creative and step their games up lyrically. It’s a poignant challenge, as explained in this must see video of 9th Wonder and Young Guru giving their reaction to his lyrical call out/challenge. Said 9th Wonder:

This is why it is so chess perfect, number one: I’m not going at your coast. I’m telling you that I’m the king of Hip Hop. It don’t matter where you’re from. I got both of them n*ggas in my one hand juggling. I’m the king of the west and east; I’m the king of Hip Hop Period. Number 2: I came at y’all n*ggas on the s**t y’all complaining hasn’t been in the game. This is lyrical; this ain’t about who got the best beat; this ain’t about who got Future on the hook; What he shot at you, is lyrics. What people is missing here is that when we do our arguments about so & so is hot – so & so is nice – to regular people, in a barbershop or something, they always hit you with, ‘he ain’t sold no records.’ Now you got somebody who sold records and is relevant in the culture, to change the Zeitgeist of the feel of what’s going on right now.”

Who knew hip hop was that deep?

Oh and it gets even deeper. The challenge has become so culturally significant that Kendrick Lamar responses have popped up all over the Internet. The hip hop magazine XXL has a nice detailed timeline of all the responses from some of our favorite rappers, and many we have yet to hear from. Likewise, social media sites exploded with hashtags related to the Lamar challenge, claiming four of the top 10 on Tuesday’s Twitter trending topics alone. Bloggers and ordinary fans alike offered up their own rankings and critiques of the responses. And there was plenty of debate too: Did Cassidy comes from the shadows of obscurity and basically massacre this challenge with his nearly six-minute freestyle response? Why was Lupe’s SLR 2 (Kendrick Lamar Diss) so masterfully shady? Who is this dude Los and why isn’t he signed yet? It’s really a beautiful thing when you stop to think about it. And yet through all the creative energy and lyrical competitiveness, what’s missing from this Battle Royale of true emcees, wishing to stake their claims among the lyrical legends, are the ladies.

It’s probably one the most glaringly obvious yet less spoken about omissions to this challenge. Lamar didn’t utter a single female rapper’s name in his call out of all the tops in the game. Doesn’t matter if Nicki Minaj is your personal taste or not, she is still one of the top rappers – male or female – in hip-hop. And she writes her own lyrics. Therefore, omitting her from the challenge does follow the thinking, sometimes subconscious, that women emcees are not valid, or equally yoked, to be seen as competitors.

But even without the personal invitation, there has been a lack of participation from emcees, hailing from the more fairer sex. No Angel Haze, no Sharaya J, or Lola Monroe? I can understand why the more established vets like Jean Grae, Rah Digga and Lauryn Hill might opt to sit this one out. But what about Lil’ Mama? She likes jumping on stages. Or even Azealia Banks? We know how much she loves to beef. Heck, I’ll even take some bars from Lil’ Kim and Foxy Brown too – just for the nostalgia. However, the only response I’ve seen from the only woman to speak on the challenge, thus far, has been Iggy Azalea, who only chimed in to say how “awesome” she thought the whole thing was. Honestly, it’s kind of depressing.

Traditionally, hip-hop has always been thought of as solely a boys’ club. And it is – if we only go largely on television and what we hear on the radio. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of ladies taking their places in front of the mic. YouTube is full of this unsigned hype. One such channel called Queen Of The Ring has amassed over 67,000 subscribers and features some of the most vicious female battle rappers this side of a breast cancer ribbon. Despite some folks’ belief that women just don’t have the verbal stamina, word play and sheer grit to hang with the fellas, these women prove video after video that they are fully capable of holding their own with their own brand of feminine machismo. But as noted by UK rapper Lady Leshurr in this recent interview from the Guardian UK, “The only way to promote female rappers is to pit them against each other.” And yet most of these ladies won’t rise above what amounts to a female version of the chitlin’ circuit because this forced segregation paints female rappers as something contrary, or even subpar, to what a more “traditional” rapper looks (i.e. male).

I have heard among many lady rappers, including Jean Grae in this interview on Huffington Post Live, that they don’t like to be labelled as a femcees. I tend to agree with that sentiment. There are no female rappers, there are only rappers. But how else do women re-write or evolve the legacy of what a rapper is, if when in a challenge put out for the “best,” the fellas are the only ones to respond? Any hip-hop historian worth his black and white composition notebook will tell you that the battle is one of the most fundamental parts of hip hop culture. There is nothing more status elevating than the ability to verbally beat your opponent into submission with metaphors, similes, punchlines and good timing. And I don’t care how flashy your gimmick is as an entertainer, if you can’t prove how fit you are lyrically as a rapper, no one is going to take your stuff seriously outside of a few drunken nights at the club. That is why women shouldn’t be on the sideline cheerleading the fellas on in “their” pissing match. We need to see and hear from them. They should jump right in the mix, calling out all these wack dudes, and ending careers too. I mean, who says that the kings of hip hop all have to be men?

Lessons In Twitter: Meek Mill Ordered By Judge To Take Social Media Etiquette Classes

July 3rd, 2013 - By Ann Brown
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This has got to be a first for court sentences. A Philadelphia  judge has ordered rapper Meek Mill to take etiquette classes to improve his social media interactions, The Huffington Post.

Late last week, Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley informed the rapper that he must complete the classes before August 4 due to violation of his probation. Meek Mill is on probation for a 2008 gun and drug conviction for which he was sentenced to 11 to 23 months in prison. He started five years of probation in the fall of 2009 after serving eight months in jail.

According to Assistant District Attorney Noel Ann DeSantis, Meek’s Tweets and other social media posts that he pushed out on his pages led to threats to his probation officer from some of his fans. The rapper was also ordered to get approval from his probation officer before leaving the state. Taken together his activities online and off are being curbed because the judge thinks he needs to adjust his behavior.

“The judge said Williams needed etiquette classes to refine his use of social media and to help him explain the nature of his business to the court, adding that the etiquette classes were ‘more important than any concerts he might have,’” reports HuffPo.

The judge might be on to something. It seems Meek is notorious for his crude Tweets. In fact, XXL recently compiled what it said were 25 of his most “ignorant” Tweets, including “If everything was all love it wouldn’t b no whores!”

“Rozay Good”: Rick Ross Claims He’s Learned His Lesson From Date Rape Lyrics, Says All Is Copacetic Between Him And Reebok

June 6th, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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Hit a man in his pockets and he’s sure to start seeing the light. Maybe…

That might just be the situation with Rick Ross, who after sparking major controversy with his lyrics from the Rocko track “U.O.E.N.O.” lost out on a multi-million dollar endorsement with Reebok. He was looking far from the “BAWSE” he likes to claim he is in his rhymes. But a few months after all of the debates and drama, Ross says it was something he’s learned from and hopes his “little homeys” will learn from as well. Including his Maybach Music Group artists, Meek Mill and Rockie Fresh, who have partnerships with Puma and other shoe companies. But no matter what, financially, he’s good. Here’s what he had to say to MTV News:

“It most definitely was a learning situation and just for the little homeys, just something for them to take away. That’s what’s important to me, what they take away from it. I’m in a position where if I never sold another shoe, Rozay good. So it’s really about what the little homeys who coming next gonna take away from it. Keep handling your business, because that’s what it’s about. Just stay tuned, we gon’ do it big.”

When the question came up about where he stands with Reebok , he made it seem like there is room to work together in the future and that despite him getting the boot from the shoe company, he still has a business relationship with those within the company, and doesn’t seem to have any hard feelings towards them for their decision:

“At the end of the day, once the dust settles we’ll just readdress the situation — once the time is right. As far as myself and Reebok, we got a healthy situation.”

Well, all right. Check out his interview with MTV on the next page and let us know what you think…