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Jay-Z Shades Kanye in Meek Mill Track

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Meek Mill’s new track “What’s Free” features Rick Ross, Jay-Z, and subliminals. Throughout the track, the rappers take aim at mumble rappers, lost friends, and the prison industrial complex.

 

Started from Roc Nation

There’s been lots of love lost between Jay-Z and Kanye. Having given the rapper his start as a producer, Jay-Z and Ye have worked together for quite some time. Ye officially signed on to Roc-A-Fella in 2002. By 2007, their working relationship blossomed into a friendship which Kanye discussed in his track “Big Brother.” 2011 saw their collaborative album Watch The Throne.

The future for the two of them looked bright but, things took a turn once Kanye began a relationship with Kim Kardashian. When the couple wed in 2014, Beyoncé sent her thoughts via Instagram. Kanye’s response regarding the power couple’s absence left much to be desired.

“All that, I wouldn’t even speak on. It doesn’t even matter to me whatsoever, who would show up. Because the most important person to show up there, to me, was Kim. And that’s all that matters to me.”

Bad Blood

Since then, Kanye and Jay have been at odds. They scrapped the possibility of Watch the Throne 2 and Kanye lamented that their children don’t play together. After the lack of contact following Kim’s robbery in Paris, their relationship dissolved completely. The public meltdown Ye had during a concert and differing political views saw to that. Now, Jay-Z has taken aim at his fallen brother saying:

“No red hat, don’t Michael and Prince me and Ye

They separate you when you got Michael and Prince’s DNA

I ain’t one of these house n*ggas you bought

My house like a resort, my house bigger than yours

My spou- (C’mon man)”

Jay-Z had not been publicly critical of Kanye’s political rants, but a source close to Beyoncé had the tea on their thoughts. According to a source that contacted RadarOnline, Jay and Bey have been done with Kanye Kardashian since October. Fed up with his political “bullshit”, the source said:

“They are outraged over Kanye’s political rants. They think Kanye is a disgrace, and is only doing this for attention. Beyoncé and Jay-Z know that Kanye is seeing a future in politics, but they feel that they cannot associate themselves with them from this point forward. They want nothing to do with either one of them.”

Jay continued to roast Ye in the song with, “Enjoy your chains, what’s your employer name with the hair piece?” He then let the haters know he was “sugar-free, seasoned but I’m salt-free.”

Grab your headphones and get ready, honey. If the rest of the album is as good as this song, it’s going to be one for the books.

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Share News of the Loss of Their Unborn Child

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Early Thursday morning Chrissy Teigen and John Legend let the world know of the loss of their unborn child. In a heartfelt and heartbreaking post to social media, Teigen described her and husband John Legend’s “deep pain you only hear about.” She went on to talk about how the couple does not typically name their children “until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before (they) leave the hospital,” but somehow they fell on the name “Jack.”

The heartbreaking news comes just days after first being admitted to the hospital for what she described as heavy bleeding. However, two days ago, she assured fans that both her and baby were healthy and doing well. Teigen, no stranger to social media, continued to engage her following, giving brief updates along the way, when shortly after midnight she shared photos of her and John in the hospital cradling their newborn in the immediate aftermath.

While her husband has remained largely unproblematic and scandal-free, Teigen has been the frequent target of scathing criticism – much of which is completely valid. From her ridiculing Black hair, to her seemingly mocking intimate partner violence when she referenced Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez’s incident, Chrissy Teigen has been the focus of such harsh vitriol that she has threatened to quit social media altogether on multiple occasions. Sharing such personal news with the world may come as a surprise to many. 

Overwhelmingly, however, the internet’s response has been positive and embracing. Celebrities and non-celebs alike have offered words of support to the couple as they go through this difficult time. See both the model’s post and the heartwarming responses to it below.

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Chadwick Boseman Passes Away At 43

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Actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for his role as King T’Challa in the box office smash “Black Panther” passed away from colon cancer Friday.

The actor was first diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in 2016, but remained active in his career with much of his work being released post-diagnosis. A statement from his family confirmed that he continued to work despite his cancer progressing, befitting a man who brought America’s first Black superhero to the silver screen. 

As the news of the actor’s death spread, many took to social media to share their condolences. 

The tributes continue to flood in as news of his passing continues to ripple through. Read the official statement from his family below.

“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.

Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.

A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.

It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. 

He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.

The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

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When White Privilege Isn’t Enough to Get Into USC: Lori Loughlin Sentenced to 2 Months in Prison

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Actress Lori Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison today for her role in the college admissions scandal. If you haven’t followed the 10-month-long saga, Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, a fashion designer, plead not guilty to a bribery charge in a college admission scam back in 2019… Because white privilege just isn’t what it used to be.

The two later plead guilty to paying William Rick Singer, the mastermind, $500,000 to guarantee their two daughters a spot at the University of South Carolina.

Loughlin’s sentence came several hours after her husband’s five-month sentence. According to the US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Giannulli’s five-month sentence also came with a whopping fine of $250,000 and 250 hours of community service.

“[Giannulli] engaged more frequently with Singer, directed the bribe payments to USC and Singer, and personally confronted his daughter’s high school counselor to prevent the scheme from being discovered, brazenly lying about his daughter’s athletic abilities,” US Attorney Andrew Lelling of Massachusetts said in the memo released on Tuesday. “Loughlin took a less active role, but was nonetheless fully complicit, eagerly enlisting Singer for a second time for her younger daughter, and coaching her daughter not to ‘say too much’ to her high school’s legitimate college counselor, lest he caught on to their [fradulent activity].

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