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DaBaby Apologizes to LGBTQ+ Community for ‘Hurtful’ Comments

[ad_1] DaBaby is making amends. A week after his controversial set at Rolling Loud, where he made homophobic and sexist comments, the rapper has issued a formal apology. Taking to Instagram on Monday (Aug. 2), he addressed the massive backlash while admitting that he was uneducated when he made the derogatory remarks about the gay community. “Social media moves so fast that people want to demolish you before you even have the opportunity to grow, educate, and learn from your mistakes,” he told his 19 million followers. “As a man who has had to make his own way from very difficult circumstances, having people I know publicly working against me—knowing that what I...

Ashanti Takes The Stage At The Double Up in Brooklyn

[ad_1] New York City is back open and we outside! Dope BBQ and Fun With Friends joined forces to host The Double Up in Brooklyn on Sunday, August 1st. Although rent was due, folks got the opportunity to forget about their responsibilities for a few hours at Coney Arts Wall, while being serenaded by Ashanti. The Grammy-award-winning singer ran through a slew of her hit singles including “Foolish,” “Happy” and of course she had to close out with “Unfoolish” featuring the late Brooklyn rapper, Notorious B.I.G. for good measure. Ashanti rocked a sporty chic look with a Gucci graphic T-shirt tied in the front, paired with a Gucci belt, and denim shorts showing off those...

Most In-Demand Festival Headliners in Hip-Hop of Last Five Years

[ad_1] Festivals are the best way for rappers to get out and reach the people. While the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to touring for more than a year, artists have been hitting the road once again this year. Originally reserved for just super fans, music festivals have become more mainstream and marketed much better than they were in the past. Hip-hop wasn't always embraced by the organizers of certain fests, but as the genre becomes even bigger, they're left with no choice but to have rappers headline their stages. In the last five years, plenty of rap artists have put on memorable performances at festivals around the country, and put the opportunity to...

Chris Brown Announces ‘Breezy’ Short Film

[ad_1] Chris Brown is making a movie. While fans anxiously await his upcoming album Breezy, the R&B superstar has announced that he is working on a film of the same name. In a post on his Instagram Story, he shared a graphic that read “Chris Brown – Breezy – Short Film.” Breezy has been a long time coming. Back in July 2020, Chris first announced the title of his 10th studio album, the follow-up to 2019’s Indigo. He has yet to reveal a release date for the album or film. However, he recently teased new music including a collaboration with Kanye West. “When I drop this shit I hope ya ears are ready,” he told fans last...

[WATCH] Bri Steves Drops Sensual “GAF” Video With Guapdad 4000

[ad_1] Bri Steves and Guapdad 4000 display inherent chemistry on “GAF.” On Friday, July 30, the Philadelphia artist dropped her debut EP, TBH. The project features fellow Philly native, Poundside Pop as well as Symba and Guapdad 4000. In her most recent single release, “GAF,” Bri serenades above Kanye West’s “Devil In A New Dress” sample. The song denotes her desire for her love interest’s presence, despite their concluded relationship history. She resents her feelings for him in the chorus, by repeating, “I wish I didn’t give a f*ck about you.” While she levels up in several aspects of life, her attempt to move on is only an allusion. In the end, she still...

Kash Doll Interview – Role in Black Mafia Family, New Music

[ad_1] No LimitKash Doll is testing her limits in the acting world while keeping music close to her heart.Interview: Aleia WoodsEditor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the Summer 2021 issue of XXL Magazine, on stands now.There’s jack-of-all-trades, there’s jane-of-all-trades and then there’s Kash Doll, a talented rapper from Detroit who has been bit by the acting bug. Kash hasn’t released an album in two years, but the femme fatale wasn’t idle. Adding acting to her résumé, she was casted for one of 50 Cent’s upcoming TV shows, Black Mafia Family. It’s based on the true story of Detroit brothers Demetrius “Big Meech” and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, who rose to prominence...

Blac Chyna Calls Out Tyga: ‘Tyga Loves Trans’

[ad_1] Blac Chyna and Tyga’s relationship has seemingly taken a turn. On Monday, the model took to Twitter to put her ex and the father of her son on blast, claiming he loves trans women. “Tyga loves Trans , me 2,” she wrote, adding, “Tell the truth @Tyga !!!!!” Tyga loves Trans , me 2💋 — Blac Chyna (@BLACCHYNA) August 2, 2021 It’s unclear what provoked her tweets or if she was hacked, but the bizarre messages currently remain on her timeline. The former couple, who split in 2014, share an 8-year-old son, King Cairo. After their split, Tyga went on to date Kylie Jenner. In an interview with Wendy Williams, Chyna said she wasn’t aware of Tyga’s...

The Source |J.I. The Prince Addresses Cultural Appropriation Claims

[ad_1] J.I. The Prince is one of the artists to look out for following the release of his breakthrough single “Need Me.” The Brooklyn native effortlessly blends the sounds of Hip Hop, reggaeton, and reggae together to make the songs his fans were singing along to at the 2021 Rolling Loud Miami festival. Like many Hispanic Hip Hop artists, J.I. has been accused of cultural appropriation for his use of the N-word and for rocking cornrow braids with extensions. During a conversation with Two Bees TV ahead of his captivating performance, J.I. The Prince addressed the cultural appropriation claims. “It’s not just Black people in the hood. You got Spanish people in the hood. You know what it...

Boosie BadAzz Reacts to DaBaby Getting Kicked Off Festivals

[ad_1] Boosie Badazz is not happy with DaBaby getting kicked off three major music festivals this week after DaBaby spewed homophonic remarks at Rolling Loud Miami festival last Sunday.On Monday (Aug. 2), Boosie hopped on his Instagram page and posted a video in which he shared his thoughts on DaBaby getting dropped from the lineup of three major festivals—First Lollapalooza in Chicago, then the Governors Ball in New York and Day N Vegas in Las Vegas —for his homophobic remarks. The North Carolina rapper has since delivered a formal apology to the LGBQT+ community.“It’s sad on how y’all trying to force this gay stuff on the world, it’s sad,” Boosie BadAzz said. “How...

Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Films Inks Production Deal with A24

[ad_1] Travis Scott is making more big moves. The hip-hop mogul’s Cactus Jack Films has signed a production deal with content studio A24 to partner on film projects ahead of his upcoming album Utopia. According to Variety, the first “special project” is already in the works and will align with the album’s release. Travis made the announcement while sharing a photo of the first draft script for his Utopia film, which he wrote. “Life is a movie. So is this album,” he captioned the post. “@cactusjack and @a24 set out to bring amazing content for the future . Thru film and media. Starting with this.” A24 is behind films and TV shows such as Uncut...