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Back Together?! Cardi B and Offset Are Working On Their Marriage

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February 1st, Cardi B spoke with People to confirm she is working on her marriage. Despite fans best wishes, the rapper says, “it’s a personal thing” and her marriage is “not for them”.

We Were Rooting For You!

After the stunt Offset pulled during Cardi’s Rolling Loud performance, we thought they might really be done. Then, she started making videos about how she was dickmatized. Then, she was spotted in Puerto Rico riding jet skis and peen. Now, after months of fans hoping she would leave Offset to his extramarital activities to focus on her career, Cardi has taken him back.

Y’all Won.

When the couple began dating and then secretly married in September 2017, fans of the Migos rapper and Cardi hailed them as the new Beyoncé and Jay-Z. But Cardi says she just sees them as a regular couple.

“I feel like we just really are a very regular couple. We just do regular things. I feel like: We’re famous… we’re really popular right now — I just don’t know the obsession, like I feel like everything we do is a big deal. Even before the bad scandals, just from the first time they seen us together, it was just like this big crazy deal.”

Still, they wanted the scope of their fame to steer clear of their relationship.

The luxury of being a regular couple was lost a long time ago. Both Cardi and Offset helped see to that. They were very public with their issues. Cardi has a history of being easily provoked via social media. She responds to many of her detractors personally, sometimes through Instagram Live rants. Offset’s propensity for infidelity only amplified Cardi’s rage. Nevertheless, Cardi is right. Her marriage is her marriage.

Reconciliation

Right now, Cardi says they are “taking things slow. We have a baby right now. That’s right our real big focus.” Their 6-month-old daughter, Kulture Kiari, has been at the center of Offset’s appeals to reunite their family. During the holidays and near his birthday, Offset pleaded for Cardi to receive him because he missed his daughter. But this umpteenth chance comes with a clause, Offset has no room to misbehave.

After admitting that he was “partaking in activity” he had no business doing, he “apologized” for breaking Cardi’s heart. Cardi has since come to her husband’s defense.

“People are so quick to be like, ‘You should just date somebody else.’ It’s like, Honey, I’m not like you — I’m famous. I gotta consider who I’m dating. I gotta make sure people will have me for me. And I have a kid… We are a package. It’s not just Cardi, it’s Cardi and Kulture.”

Will your fans accept you?

Cardi must understand fans may not stand by her decision. Both she and the Migos rapper stand to face a lot of scrutiny, especially after months of speculation that their split was a manufactured publicity stunt. She began and ended a relationship publicly, postured independence, and reneged on that perceived strength. Many onlookers were heavily invested in her making the choice they didn’t. Genuine or not, let’s hope Cardi and Offset can work things out and develop a healthy relationship. It can’t be easy to make choices like these with millions watching

Summer Bunni Releases A Diss

Trying to come up off the controversy surrounding her involvement as one of Offset’s many mistresses, Summer Bunni is grasping at relevancy by releasing a diss track aimed at Cardi B. The 20-year-old freestyled over Junior M.A.F.I.A’s “Get Money” and referenced taking Cardi’s man and giving him back.

Summer Bunni’s lyrics include the 3 way she was allegedly involved in with Offset, the fact that he paid her for sex, and their FaceTime conversation:

Bitch who the queen of the press shit / I heard you press bitch / You better check you press list / Pop pop on the big bad dummy / He want a 3 BITCH with the summer Bunni / Now since I’m hot I got all the haters / Now lemme add yeah I got all da paper / Back to clout I got respect for some rap niggas / Is you mad cause I fucked and gave em back nigga

Although Cardi did not respond directly to Summer Bunni’s diss, she did post a subliminal clapback on IG and Twitter.

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DJ D-Nice Has Spun His Way Into the Living Rooms of Thousands

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Every day, legendary DJ D-Nice (a.k.a. Derrick Jones) spends countless hours helping thousands of global citizens forget about the coronavirus pandemic and financial woes with his “Homeschool” parties.

Initially jumping on Instagram Live to cure his boredom while “self-isolating,” D-Nice had an audience of a few hundred, mostly friends. As word began to spread, it grew to a few thousand. By Sunday, over 160,000 people joined his live for a virtual party that included the heavyweights such as Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett-Smith, 9th Wonder, Jimmy Fallon, and Vice President Joe Biden. 

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I never would’ve imagined that the best party I would create and DJ would be from the comfort of my own home. Homeschool is a thing! Yesterday was absolutely insane. The amount of artists and friends that virtually partied with me far exceeded my expectations. I’m feeling nothing but gratitude. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 Thanks to all of you that supported. This has been a great way to keep our spirits high. Blessings! Sending some love to my family. Shout out to all of my industry execs! Much love to all of the artists! JLo, Drake, Naomi Campbell, De La Soul, Black Thought, Diddy, Bun B., Keri Hilson, Will Packer, Gabrielle Union, H.E.R., America Ferrara, Donnie Wahlberg, Uncle Luke, Russell Simmons, Dapper Dan, Rob Morgan, Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, T.I., Kelly Rowland, Common, Lance Gross, Queen Latifah, DJ Clark Kent, Rich Medina, DJ Tony Touch, Stretch Armstrong, Traci Ellis Ross, Ne-Yo, Usher, DJ Premier, Swizz Beatz, NO I.D., Yvette Noel Schure, Erykah Badu, Fat Joe, Jay Electronica, PNB Rock, Nile Rogers, Fonzworth Bentley, Marisa Tomei, Michelle Williams, Victor Cruz, Karruenche Tran, Ciara, Daymond John, Angie Martinez, Groove Theory’s Bryce, Tank, Cam’ron, Ludacris, Fabolous, Dorian Missick, Yvette Nicole Brown, Tasha Smith, Jadakiss, Kwamé, Chris Spencer, Royale Watkins, Estelle, Bresha Webb, Jermaine Dupri, Vanessa Williams, DJ Aktive, Lee Daniels, Affion Crockett, MC Lyte, Ro James, D-Dot Angelette, Kenny Burns, Tika Sumpter, Marlon Wayans, Lauren London, Loni Love, Dallas Austin, June Ambrose, April Walker, Just Blaze, Kangol Kid from UTFO, Omar Epps, Keisha Epps, Roland Martin, Big Tigger, DJ Trauma, Lil Jon, Dule Hill, Jazmyn Simon, DJ Cassidy, Marsai Martin, Lance Gross, Anthony Hamilton, Young Guru, Lalah Hathaway, Carl Payne, Damien Hall, Denyce Lawton, Lennox Lewis, Niecy Nash, Mashonda, Erick Sermon, Jairobi, DJ Envy, DJ Enuff, Miles Brown, Lamann Rucker, Mark Brown, DJ VLuv, and more. Wow! #DNiceHomeschool #DNicePhotography #SelfPortrait.

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During a CBS This Morning interview, D-Nice shared, “I literally just played what feels good. I wanted people to feel good. I wanted their experience to be lifted through music, just one song at a time.” And he’s done just that. While on live, his comment section is a constant stream of cheers, shout outs, and music-lovers asking, “Where the drinks at?” It feels like the best VIP section you’ll ever experience but from your living room. 

“No matter what your problems are, you can put on a good tune and it just takes you away and I was trying to do that,” he explained. “It wasn’t just the music, it was the whole experience and everyone escaping what’s going on today just for a few hours.”

While some of his neighbors have complained about the noise, D-Nice is committed to keeping the party going as the universal language of music is playing a vital role in keeping us all connected. 

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We have DJ D-Nice to thank for that! 

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Jay Electronica & Joe Budden Used Their Twitter Fingers to Exchange Insults

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It took 10 years for Jay Electronica to release his highly-anticipated album, A Written Testimony. While some are singing his praises, others are incredibly disappointed. One such person is former rapper turned media personality, Joe Budden. 

Budden used his platform, The Joe Budden Podcast episode Dry Snitching to express his disappointment. Budden proclaimed, “You’ve been missing for ten years- which is cool, ’cause you’ve been living life. But that confidence that I thought you might’ve been living life with is suppressed…that lens that I’m looking through paints the story of a different MC. And that MC is one that would get smacked around by Hov on every song.”

In response, Electronica took to Twitter and posted a video clip of DaBaby saying “fuck it,” directing the tweet at Rory, one of the co-hosts on Budden’s podcast.

Shortly after, Budden responded referring to Jay-Z’s performance on A Written Testimony, where he appears on eight of ten tracks. “I never got absolutely mopped around on my own project either… @ me, not Rory.”

Here’s how the rest of that conversation went:

The tirade ended with Electronica demanding credit for “lighting up” the podcast episode.

Electronica released A Written Testimony on Friday, March 13th. It’s his first solo album after more than ten years of delays with features by Jay-Z, The-Dream and Travis Scott, with additional production by The Alchemist, No ID, Swizz Beatz and Hit-Boy.

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Wendy Williams Believes Nicki Minaj Damaged Her Brand By Marrying Kenneth Petty

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We all know Wendy Williams is not one to hold her tongue during “Hot Topics.” Tuesday’s episode was no different as she addressed the recent headlines regarding Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Petty. During the segment, Williams discussed Petty’s current legal issues, which include a recent arrest for failure to register as a sex offender in the state of California. After briefing the audience on what transpired over the last few days, Williams pretty much implied that Minaj damaged her brand by marrying a convicted attempted rapist and murderer.

“You should’ve never married him, because now you’ve ruined everything about what your brand could be, again,” according to Williams. “You’re never gonna stand a chance when you’re with a man who pulls a knife at rape point … a molester … a registered sex offender. You’re never going to stand a chance with John Q. Public. Because there’s only one thing worse than touching children and pulling knives, and that’s murder. By the way, he did go to jail for manslaughter.” Williams then instructed her staff to “get to digging.”

According to TMZ , 41-year old Petty has officially taken care of the matter by registering as a sex offender following his arrest on federal charges for violating California’s Megan’s Law. However, that won’t keep Williams from dishing on the topic as she vowed to address it further on Wednesday’s show. 

Petty’s sex offender status is connected to his 1995 conviction of first-degree attempted rape for which he served a four year sentence. In addition to the 1995 conviction, Petty also served time for manslaughter in connection with a shooting in New York in 2002. He was released from prison in 2013. 

While some feel Williams should remain silent on the matter following the abrupt end of her marriage to ex-husband Kevin Hunter, others feel like its all fair in love and entertainment. 

What are your thoughts? Should Williams be the one to voice her concerns regarding Minaj’s marriage? Has Nicki damaged her brand?

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