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Stevie Wonder is not impressed with Lil’ Wayne’s controversial new verse equating a sexual act to the beating (and eventual murder) of Emmett Till.
In a recent interview with the Associated Press, the legendary musician let it be known he thought the verse was distasteful. “You can’t equate that to Emmett Till,” he said. “You just cannot do that. … I think you got to have someone around you that — even if they are the same age or older — is wiser to say, ‘Yo, that’s not happening. Don’t do that.’”
On a remix to rapper Future’s song “Karate Chop,” Wayne boasts that he’ll “Beat that p–sy up like Emmett Till,” referencing Till’s brutal beating for allegedly whistling at a White woman in 1955. Future’s record label has apologized to Till’s relatives and promised to pull the verse. Wayne has not.
You can read the rest over at Essence. Wayne doesn’t appear to take a lot of things seriously so you have to wonder if he even cares that the Till family and many others were offended.
Do you think he should apologize for his lyrics?
So, a stern “no” and maybe even a push off is no longer an option for some security guards, huh?
TMZ has learned that a lawsuit has been filed against Lil Wayne and his record company after a security allegedly attacked a fan trying to take a picture of the rapper.
In the lawsuit filed by attorney Craig Chisvin, his client Alfredo Marino ran into Lil Wayne and his crew on the streets of Los Angeles in May 2012. He tried to take a picture of him but when a person with Wayne – presumably a security guard – saw what he was doing, he grabbed a skateboard and hit Marino in the back of the head with it.
It is pretty unclear where the skateboard came from, if it was owned by Wayne or the victim.
Marino claims he sustained a severe head injury from the attack. He is suing Wayne and the record label because he believes they were responsible for enabling him.
It’s also clear that if he wins this case, he’s likely to get more money out of Wayne and/or his record label versus the person who committed the alleged act.
No word from Wayne, the label or the alleged attacker. Marino is seeking unspecified damages.
Attacked with a skateboard…really? If this is true, that is really going a bit far. Perhaps the victim got too close for comfort and he needed to be removed from the situation but aren’t there ways to use a bit more force without possibly doing harm?
Oh Weezy, you have problems even when you had nothing to do with it.
It seems that Drake has been listening to his fans and his critics: enough of the emotional whining in the songs.
Drake dropped “Started From The Bottom” on Friday night with a note to the masses:
My good friends,
“…This is the first single off of my upcoming album. I feel sometimes that people don’t have enough information about my beginnings and therefore they make up a life story for me that isn’t consistent with actual events. My family and my second family (consisting of the best friends anybody could ever have) all struggled and worked extremely hard to make all this happen. I did not buy my way into this spot and it was the furthest thing from easy to achieve. I am proud of every part of my past and I’m excited for this song to find a place in your life as well. I didn’t feel I needed any interviews or radio or press to launch this song. It felt right to come back to the site that I started on and release it to the people that started here with me. Judging by this post, the tour that we’ve been planning, the conversations about new songs and album artwork…I think it’s safe to say we’re back together again. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.”
The single, while not totally void of a little singing from Drizzy, is free of him being overly emotional on a track. It was produced by Zombie and talks about how he and his team have worked from the bottom to get where they are today. Now, I don’t really know how far at the bottom one would consider Degrassi but alright Drake, rock on.
He celebrates the team’s arrival and takeover by saying:
“…There ain’t really much out here that’s poppin’ without us/we just want the credits where its due/I’ma worry bout me give a Fawk about you/Just as a reminder to myself, I wear every single chain even when I’m in the house/Cuz we started from the bottom now we here…”
While he didn’t give any other information about the album other than they’re working on artwork, it is safe to say we’ll be hearing more soon.
Check out the song below (it is not safe for you to blast this at work or around the kiddies…he’s a rapper, folks – lots of cursing).
As the saying goes, I don’t have a dog in this fight, but I think I can hear many of you cheering through the internet as you read the title.
Allhiphop.com is reporting that during a new MTv Special titled MTV First: Lil Wayne, he spoke candidly with host Sway and gave him the real truth on what’s going on with his music and how much longer he’s going to be putting out albums. He told Sway:
“I’ve been rapping since I was eight years old. That’s a long time. I’d like to do so many more things, and when I like to do something, I end up loving to do it real quick. When I love to do something, I’m fully focused on it and it only. Music is sometimes not that it.
“I know ya’ll want me around for a little bit and Carter V is my last album.”
Well, when you look at it like that, Wayne has been rapping for like 20 years and with any other job, you want to retire (no, he didn’t have an album out at age 8 but he’s been hanging with Cash Money since he was about 13). AHH does report, however, that he also has the I Am Not A Human Being 2 album coming out in February so for all the fans, don’t get too scared because that means you have two more albums coming from Weezy F. Baby.
Something tells me he’ll pull a Jay-Z and be back to music without ever even really leaving.
Well, well, well. Lil Wayne flexed a bit of his muscles this weekend. His artist, Nicki Minaj was set to headline Summer Jam, the annual Hip Hop festival sponsored by Hot 97. But just an hour before she was set to take the stage, Hot 97′s DJ Peter Rosenberg had a…suggestion for Nicki Minaj’s lineup. He said that she shouldn’t perform the ”wack A$$ Starships” track. We about that real hip-hop, not ‘Starships.’”
Rosenberg said this at 8pm. Nicki was supposed to perform at 9pm. But Wayne shut all of that down. He told his crew not to go on stage and then confirmed it for the rest of the world by tweeting, “Young Money ain’t doing summer jam.”
So let it be written, so let it be done. We know Nicki had to be disappointed. Headlining Summer Jam is a huge look.
Wow. U niggaz just fucked up history. But the President has spoken. #YMCMB
I go above and beyond for my fans. But won’t ever go against wayne’s word. What he says, goes.
Wow is right Nicki. Though Rosenberg probably shouldn’t have said what he did an hour before Nicki was set to take the stage, Nicki definitely should have still performed. She could have easily opened her set with a diss to Rosenberg. It would have had the crowd going wild and she still would have gotten to do her thing. This move just reeks of unprofessionalism. And I know Wayne is Nicki’s boss and helped put her on but should he continue to hold the reigns over her business decisions? I mean, the man seems to be under the appearance of some substance or another at all times. And with his recent tantrum over the OKC issue, it’s clear that Wayne is going through something right now. True, Rosenberg shouldn’t have said what he did…no matter how true it was…but letting a man with a questionable mental state make these type of decisions is not a good look for Nicki’s fans or her brand.
On a brighter note, Nicki Minaj was scheduled to bring out Lauryn Hill and Nas to perform their hit, “If I Ruled the World.” Though Nicki wasn’t there to introduce them, Lauryn and Nas still hit the stage. So the night wasn’t a complete loss.
**Update** If some of you were waiting for Rosenberg to issue some type of apology for his statements, you may have to hold your breath a bit longer. This is what the DJ had to say earlier this morning.
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Hey loves! As the weekend comes to a close, we just want to catch you up on a few celeb tidbits you may have missed over the weekend and also introduce you to one new artist (I’m trying to keep my promise and keep you up on new folks) that you will LOVE.
He’s not a rapper, he’s a lover! At 24 years of age, we wonder how Drake has racked up enough insight on the trials and tribulations of love to spin such thoughtful lyrics on dating and relationships. He’s wise beyond his years (or he’s lying about his age).
Either way, Drizzy has made a name for himself with his reflections on his own love life and we appreciate him repping for romance in the rap game. Not all his lyrics maybe so flowery, but many of them convey a young man who is vulnerable, sensitive and very flattering of the ladies in his life.
The Young Money star is due to release his second major-studio album in early November and in honor of the rap romeo, we surveyed some of his most flattering, cutest, romantic lyrics.
I’ve always wondered why you bothered putting make up on
you dont need it
Even tho I always tell you that your beautiful
I repeat cuz I dont want no singer and I don’t want no model I dont want no fashion designer or nothing
I jus want your love
Telling you thats more than enuff 4 me
From “Come Real” (2009)
In the anatomy of every Hip-Hop crew there are certain key elements: A CEO/sponsor, who legitimizes the members. A standout MC that has mainstream appeal. A few more MC’s that appeal to true Hip-Hop lovers. Can’t forget to “Queen Bee”, who raps for the ladies. And of course, the singing sweetheart who represents the gentler side of the group. Young Money has all the element as we were reminded at the BET Awards when they all came up as a group to accept individual awards (took us back to memories of the Rough Riders at the Source Awards).