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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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Mo’Nique Sues Netflix for Gender/Race Discrimination

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A lawsuit two years in the making has finally hit the streaming titan. Alleging racial and gender discrimination, Oscar winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique has filed a 39-page suit against Netflix.

As the fight for equal pay within the entertainment industry wages on, Mo’Nique has upped the ante by suing Netflix after years of callouts. Claiming the streaming giant attempted to underpay her for a stand-up special in comparison to other comedic heavyweights, Mo’Nique has highlighted gender and racial bias in the suit. Stating that she had a choice to make, Mo’Nique’s decision to stand against Netflix stems from a desire level the playing field. In a post on Instagram, she said “I could accept what I felt was pay discrimination or I could stand up for those who came before me and those who will come after me. I chose to stand up.”

Citing the offers received by Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, and Amy Schumer, Mo’Nique alleges that Netflix’s offer of $500,000 was tawdry at best. The lawsuit states, “When the talent was not a Black woman, Netflix offered to pay, and did pay, astronomically more than it pays to Black women like it offered to Mo’Nique.” Seinfeld’s deal with Netflix was allegedly $100 million for two specials and his interview series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Dave Chappelle’s deal for three specials was reportedly worth $60 million. Both Chris Rock and Ricky Gervais allegedly received $40 million for two show deals. Even Amy Schumer commanded $11 million for a single special. Disrespected by her offer, Mo’Nique’s suit accuses the company of perpetuating the drastic wage gap forced upon Black women in America’s workforce.

Not only offended by having her talent undervalued, Mo’Nique’s suit claims the streaming company’s former Chief Communications Officer Jonathan Friedland used the N-word in a meeting. Friedland was reported by several employees for his insensitive remarks for which he refused to apologize. Even after speaking in front of a Black employees, Friedland refused to denounce his behavior. His lack of racial awareness and sensitivity, Friedland was eventually fired by Netflix.

While Mo’Nique has spoken out to confirm that she is suing Netflix, she asks only for support and love at this time, offering no further comments.

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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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