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ASAP Rocky: “Difficult and Humbling Experience”

Since returning home from Swedish detention, ASAP Rocky has recounted his experience as humbling. The rapper was arrested in early July following a physical altercation outside of a restaurant in Stockholm. Although ASAP has been released, his future remains uncertain as the verdict will not be reached until August 14th.

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Since returning home from Swedish detention, ASAP Rocky has recounted his experience as humbling. The rapper was arrested in early July following a physical altercation outside of a restaurant in Stockholm. Although ASAP has been released, his future remains uncertain as the verdict will not be reached until August 14th.

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“I don’t wanna talk about no f*cking Ferguson”

ASAP Rocky’s relationship with social justice and prison abolition movements have been complicated, to say the least. In the past, Rakim Athelaston Mayers aka ASAP Rocky was famously detached from the perils other members of the Black community faced. During a sit down with The Breakfast Club, the rapper was affirmed his apathy. Expressing his desire to live unburdened by the problems marginalized communities face, ASAP uttered words that were soon remembered once he found himself behind bars.

“So every time something happens because I’m Black I gotta stand up? What the f*ck am I, Al Sharpton now? I don’t wanna talk about no f*cking Ferguson and sh*t because I don’t live over there! I live in f*cking SoHo and Beverly Hills. I can’t relate. I’m in the studio; I’m in these fashion studios; I’m in these b*tches drawers. I’m not doing anything outside of that. That’s my life.”

ASAP Rocky, July 2016

Epiphany

As the country was erupting in protests against police brutality following the tragic death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, ASAP aligned himself with the All Lives Matter crew. But, my! How those tables do turn! A mere three years later, ASAP found himself at the focal point of an international scandal centered around institutional racism and the justice system. So where does ASAP stand now that he has spent three weeks behind bars and could face prison time abroad? We may never know. But what is certain is that the message was received.

August 3rd, ASAP released a brief statement on Instagram thanking his fans for their support. In the caption, he said, “I can’t begin to describe how grateful I am for all of you. This has been a very difficult and humbling experience.” He also thanked the Swedish court for allowing him and his co-defendants to return home.

Where do you stand on ASAP Rocky’s detention in Sweden?

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Did Wendy Williams Shade Nicki Minaj?

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It’s no secret that the Queen of Media and Queen of Rap do not get along. Targeting a certain “soon to be washed-up rapper”, Wendy’s inflammatory comments have drawn the ire of Nicki’s ruthless fanbase, The Barbz.

Tensions between Wendy Williams and Nicki Minaj are at an all-time high following the daytime talk show host’s comments about the rapper’s husband. Wendy drew first blood when she pointed to Kenneth Petty’s violent past. Discussing it on air, Wendy said “I don’t know what he does for a living. I just know that he did time in jail for — he’s a sex offender.” Wendy continued her assessment by stating Nicki is no stranger to such behavior because of her brother’s incarceration before returning to her thoughts on Kenneth. “Well, first-degree manslaughter. Now, he served seven years in prison and he’s also a sex offender. So that means that he…is manslaughter a killer? Okay. So, he’s a killer and a sex offender…Well, Nicki. Congratulations.”

Hearing how critical Wendy Williams has been of her marriage to Kenneth Petty, Nicki Minaj lashed out during an episode of Queen Radio. Hitting back at Williams for her criticism with “It’s not about doing your job.” Nicki says Wendy goes too far. “There are people who report the news and there are people who do it with an evil intent in their heart, viciousness.” Feeling entitled to counter the disrespect, Nicki alluded to Wendy’s failing marriage, saying “And I pray for you because I know you’re hurting and I know you must be sick and humiliated.”

During Nicki’s episode of Queen Radio she continued to air out Wendy’s marital issues with Kevin Hunter. Bringing up his extramarital affair, Nicki targeted what she believed was the source of Wendy’s bitterness. “You’re sat up there being vicious all this time, and paid for that man’s mistress all these years. You paid for her shopping sprees, you paid for her hotels — Bitch, you probably even paid for her GYN bills, you paid to have that baby delivered, ho. How you doin’, stupid?” Seemingly unphased by Nicki’s callout, Wendy had this to say during her show:

“There’s this soon-to-be washed up rapper who can’t keep my name out of it’s mouth. I love it. I sit here like, ‘OK, keep talking. Say some more.'”

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“Where is Frank Ocean?” Drake Booed off Camp Flog Gnaw Stage

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Boo this man! Boooo! Drake thought a surprise appearance at Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw festival would go better than this. The Canadian rapper was booed off the stage after attempting to surprise fans by performing before Frank Ocean’s set.

Drake’s surprise appearance at Camp Flog Gnaw was cut short after he was interrupted by boos. The rapper, who arranged the surprise with Tyler The Creator’s approval, stopped in the middle of “Wu-Tang Forever” to gauge the crowd. Saying, “I’m up here for you tonight. If you want to keep going, I will keep going.” Drake asked “What’s up?” Unfortunately, during the pause, some members of the crowd began booing loudly. Bowing out gracefully, Drake said “It’s been love.” and exited stage left. Hoping Frank Ocean would take the stage soon after, fans were met with further disappointment — he refused to perform.

After waiting nearly 15 minutes for Frank Ocean’s performance to begin, fans came to the realization that he wouldn’t take the stage. Presumably punishing the audience for causing Drake to end his set 20 minutes early, fans are agreeing with Frank Ocean’s decisions. One Twitter user commented “Frank not performing is exactly what a crowd who would boo Drake deserves.” Another user echoed their sentiments, saying “Drake, I’m sorry, bro. I’m so sorry. They didn’t deserve you.”

Although Frank Ocean has yet to release a statement, rumors are swirling that Drake was called in to replace the rapper altogether. Frank Ocean allegedly canceled his scheduled appearance at Camp Flog Gnaw, but there is no indication he stepped down on any of his official social media profiles. However, his name was missing from the lineup of the 2-day festival.

With ticket prices ranging from $270 to $1045, fans are sharing their mixed feelings. Some are disappointed they sold their passes and lost the chance to see Drake, others are furious they held on to their tickets and didn’t get to see Frank Ocean.

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T.I. Shares That He Goes To the Gynecologist with His Daughter Deyjah to “Check Her Hymen”

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In a move that’s equally as disgusting as YG demanding we protect our “light-skinned pretty girls” while eulogizing Nipsey Hussle at his funeral, T.I. revealed a vile parenting technique. The obsessively possessive father revealed he accompanies his daughter Deyjah to yearly gynecological visits to ensure her hymen is still intact.

Speaking with Nazanin Mandi, wife of singer/songwriter Miguel, on the Ladies Like Us podcast, T.I. revealed a shocking detail about his strict parenting style. Believing his daughter will one day thank him for the experience, T.I. admitted he has his daughter’s hymen inspected yearly to confirm her virginity. Each year after Deyjah Harris celebrates her birthday, she is humiliated by her father through an invasive examination. Describing an encounter from her 16th birthday, T.I. admits to coercing his child into signing over her privileged medical history so he can view the results on his own.

“Usually like the day after the party, she’s enjoying her gifts. I put a sticky note on the door: ‘Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30.'” T.I. continued that the doctor maintains a high level of professionalism. “He’s like, ‘You know, sir, I hate to, in order to share information’– I’m like, ‘Deyjah, they want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you wouldn’t want me to know? See, doc? No problem!”

While T.I.’s policing of his daughter’s sexuality is no surprise, it is interesting to note that he does not follow a similar practice for his sons. Even more alarming, despite T.I’s history of infidelity, he is equally possessive of his wife’s belongings, i.e. her vagina. “You can’t be rationing out stuff, talking about what you’re going to give nobody because what’s yours is mine and what’s mine is yours.” T.I. unfortunately continued, “That means that little thing you got, that little sex box you got is half mine. So pick which side you want, and that’s yours.” He then went on to suggest splitting her vulva “down the middle of the…what do they call it? The, the the, is it ‘uvula’?”

Yikes!

While T.I. is sure to hear about the social media outrage ensuing following the spread of this news, it is unlikely he’ll change the practice before his youngest daughter is of age. Poor girl.

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