Napoleon of the Outlawz Says 2Pac Turned Down Michael Jackson Collab Because the King of Pop... 

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A couple of weeks back, a story was unearthed that stated Michael Jackson denied a 2Pac collaboration due to liking The Notorious B.I.G. But that was shut down by Danny Boy of Death Row Records.

In a new story, 2Pac reportedly denied a song with The King of Pop due to Jackson not being presented for the studio session.

Napoleon of The Outlawz spoke with Cam Capone News and revealed Pac and MJ were set to work together. 2Pac was allegedly excited about the single and told his family, but Michael Jackson wasn’t present when he got to the studio.

“They said, ‘Oh he can’t come. They want you to lay the verse,'” Napoleon recalled. “He got up and left. And that’s Michael Jackson. He wasn’t man enough to come say hi to me and speak to me? I don’t want to get on his song.'”

He added, “He walked out on the opportunity because he was more about ethics and morals. Like we look up to you. ‘If you want me to be on the song, at least say hi to me.’ I don’t think ‘Pac was just doing stuff for money.”

You can hear it from Napoleon below.

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Wendy Williams Tells Jason Lee She is Married to a Former NYPD Officer 

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Wendy Williams is once again a married woman. According to Hollywood Unlocked‘s Jason Lee, Williams disclosed that she is married to a man named Henry. Henry is reportedly a former NYPD officer.

In her conversation with Lee, Wendy didn’t reveal any additional details about her marriage but gave financial updates. Wendy reportedly no longer has access to her American Express card, but Will Selby, a good friend of hers, has been assisting her with keeping access to one of her accounts.

In a separate statement to Page Six, Selby denied that Williams is married. “That’s inaccurate. She is excited about a new relationship and probably got carried away in conversation,” Selby said.

Williams doubled down on the marriage claims to Lee, citing Selby “sees no point” in Wendy getting married.

“I’m married! I don’t care who knows it. Will sees no point in me getting married. But you know what? Fuck Will. 14 years I’ve known him. I’ve always said fuck him… in a good way. I didn’t know what podcast was, he put me onto podcast.”

He hasn’t reacted to the marriage news, but Wendy Williams’ ex-husband Kevin Hunter is speaking out against Debmar-Mercury, the production company behind The Wendy Williams Show, who did not want to help the hot in recovery from addiction issues.

“Debmar would not support Wendy’s recovery efforts with the family,” Hunter said to Page Six. “They would not sign off on anything that would’ve helped her recovery efforts.”

Hunter stated Williams’ family would attend a meeting where Debmar-Mercury would discuss how they could jointly combat her alcohol abuse, but they would not sign off on treatment plans.

“They sat in a meeting with her whole family, including her now-deceased mom, and would not sign off on the recovery efforts that would’ve helped Wendy also get well and live and be sober,” Hunter said. “They basically said, ‘If you don’t stop drinking, you’re going to lose the show.’”

Hunter and Williams split in 2019 after the host filed for divorce.

Wendy Williams was spotted in the street by TMZ. Wendy Williams spoke glowingly about her forthcoming podcast, in which she plans to have some very important guests. According to Selby, the former talk show host has no interest in returning to TV. Welby is going to executive produce Wendy’s forthcoming podcast. Williams is said to already have conversations with the Kardashians and a member of the Trump family ready to share with fans and has asked Snoop Dogg and Fat Joe to join her in the future.

Currently, Wendy and her team are trying to decide on staying independent or partnering with a platform like Spotify or Apple.

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New Prison Photo Of Casanova Surfaces Online 

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Incarcerated Brooklyn emcee Caswell “Casanova” Senior is sitting in a federal detention facility after pleading guilty to racketeering and drug distribution charges earlier this year. Now, a new photo of Casanova behind bars has surfaced online.

Cas seems to be in good spirits from the look of the image, draped in a yellow, federal prisoner’s uniform while giving a half-smile to the camera.

Senior is slated to be sentenced in December, where he could receive anywhere from five to sixty years in federal prison.

As previously reported, Casanova was arrested along with 17 other co-conspirators in 2020 on federal racketeering and drug charge after the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation fell to a RICO indictment, which involved firearms charges, narcotics, fraud and the murder of a 15-year-old male.

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Bay Area Rapper Young Slo-Be Shot And Killed 

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According to several confirmed reports, Stockton native and local rapper Young Slo-Be was shot to death on Friday morning(August 5). Investigators continue to search for clues as the details around the killing are still unclear.

CBS News reported, “Manteca police say officers responded a little after 8 a.m. to investigate reports of a shooting. At the scene, officers found a male shooting victim who had suffered fatal injuries.” 

Fans, family and close friends of Slo-Be have taken to social media to offer their condolences to the “I Love You” rapper, who gained his recent notoriety from the TikTok popular single released this year.

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Today In Hip Hop History: YO! MTV Raps Debuted On MTV 34 Years Ago 

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34 years ago on this date, MTV premiered the first episode of the Hip Hop generated video show, YO! MTV Raps.

Everybody has their own personal memory of MTV Raps. Whether it was during the era of comedians Ed Lover and Doctor Dre or during the Fab 5 Freddy reign, YMTVR gave the world its first continual, visual experience of Hip-Hop music. Not to downplay the world famous VJ Ralph McDaniels and the esteemed Video Music Box show based in NYC as well, but the scenarios, special guests, live performances, and other exclusive footage was only available on Music Television’s first Hip Hop show.

Created by late film director Ted Demme, Yo! MTV Raps‘ first video to appear was Rakim’s “Follow The Leader”, which was shown on the 1987 pilot, however, Shinehead’s “Chain Gang” was the actual first video shown during the show’s debut season. It helped spread Hip Hop across the globe with the help of MTV Europe, MTV Asia, and MTV Latino.

The series finale aired on August 17, 1995, with an unforgettable freestyle session. There were several attempts by MTV to relaunch a Hip Hop video show that had a cultural impact like Yo!, including Direct Effect and Sucker Free, however, Yo! MTV Raps remains an unparalleled aspect of Hip Hop culture.

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Here’s KenTheMan’s Panty Dropper for 2022 National Underwear Day 

KenTheMan’s newest single, “No Panties,” is the perfect panty dropper for 2022 National Underwear Day! The Houston rapper who was recently named a 2022 XXL freshman is known for her assertive lyrical nature, hence her moniker “KenTheMan.” The song’s pleasurably provocative lyrics speak to her sexual confidence and complete autonomy over her body. “Baby, this some Fenty, I don’t do no Vickie Secrets,” she expresses in her opening line. Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty lingerie line is prided on its focus on inclusivity yet remaining sexy. According to Forbes, Savage x Fenty is the frontrunner to dominate the global market share of lingerie due to the cultural push for inclusivity and body positivity. For so long, the male gaze dominated the lingerie market with brands such as Victoria’s Secret. This shift would allow women to control the societal view of their body image. 

  National Underwear Day was founded on August 5th by Freshpair, aiming to promote body positivity and spark conversation about how society views women’s bodies. Through the world of trendy body types and surgery, KenTheMan remains natural, and she accepts women of all kinds. Her songs, such as “No Panties,” show her confidence in her body image and control of her sexual narrative. KenTheMan’s sex-positive lyrics and inclusive brands are helping to diminish the power of female body image from the male gaze. 

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N.O.R.E. Announces He’s Finally Gotten His Drivers License… After Having Bought 35 Cars 

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N.O.R.E. recently announced on his IG that he has finally gotten his drivers license. While this might not be the most interesting news coming from a grown man, finding out that he got his license after having already owned 35 cars in kind of a head scratcher.

“Sh*t different, the Yala got his license!” N.O.R.E. said in the clip. “It’s over! Road rage everywhere! I’m outside, I’m finally driving my own cars, goddamnit!”

He added in the caption: “I got my license NO HIGHWAY IS SAFE MY FIRST LICENSE EVER YES IMMA GROWN MAN THAT CAN NOW DRIVE HIS ON CARS IM EXCITED!!!!”

You might be asking for one, why did he wait all this time to get a license, and 2, hwo did he buy cars and drive without one.

Well, in a later video, N.O.R.E. explained that he got by for years with just a learners permit, however, when that expired, he realized he needed to actually go get a drivers license.

Leading up to him getting his license, N.O.R.E was updating his fans on what was going on. “On my way to take the road text for my very first license I’ve had 35 cars in my life but never had a license wish me luck!!!” he tweeted before his test.

After passing, N.O.R.E. took back to Twitter to let his fans know. “Passed the test n road test now gotta go take the picture hopefully I made it in time!!!”

However, N.O.R.E. isn’t the only rapper to have recently gotten their drivers license. Rick Ross just got his at the age of 45 and has a collection of 100 cars.

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Eminem Was Apparently Ready To Fight Suge Knight At 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” Music Video Shoot 

It common knowledge that at one point Suge Knight was one of the scariest and most intimidating figures in hip hop. However, after the decline of Death Row Records and possible involvement in the deaths of 2Pac and Biggie, Knight’s reputation started to dwindle as well, making him not welcome in many of the circles he had once been in.

According to former G-Unit artist Bang ‘Em Smurf, Eminem was ready to fight Suge Knight while wearing a bulletproof vest at 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” video shoot. Smurf said during an IG live session that he had gotten a call from Sha Money XL saying that Suge was on the set even though did not formally announce that he would be there. He admitted that he was excited to meet Suge at first but due to beef between his crew and Suge’s crew, he was prepared to kill Suge if he needed to.

“Because I already knew if I blew Suge head off, I’m playing like I’m scared for my life, ’cause remember Suge had that image already, so I knew if I killed him I would’ve done like five years. That’s nothing and I would have been playing like I was scared for my life. This Suge Knight.,” Smurf explained. He woud later say “What’s poppin’?” to Suge.

Smurf went on to say how Eminem came out in a bulletproof vest in case he had to fight Suge. He says that neither 50 nor Dre was outside, so Eminem might have readied himself in order to protect 50 or Dre.

came back with the vest. Eminem was outside with them. Dre wasn’t outside. 50 wasn’t outside, but Eminem was outside. I guess they had to protect they breadwinner. Eminem put on his vest and ran back outside with us. Shout out to Eminem,” he said.

You can watch Smurf tell the story below.

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John Legend Speaks On How Kanye’s Pro Trump Support Affected Their Friendship 

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When Kanye came out in support of Donald Trump in 2018 it took many by surprise. Many thought that the artist who once said on national TV that “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people” when seeing the U.S.’s response to Hurricane Katrina had switched sides and was now the very person he had once been spoken up about. Not only did Ye’s support of Trump put a bad taste in many of his fans, but it also hurt some relationships with people he was once close with.

In a recent interview with David Axelrod, John Legend spoke on how Kanye’s support of Trump, and his own 2020 presidential run affected their friendship. “Well, you know, we aren’t friends as much as we used to be because I honestly think because we publicly disagreed on his running for office, his supporting Trump,” Legend said. “I think it became too much for us to sustain our friendship, honestly.”

When speaking on Wests failed attempt at running for POTUS, Legend said that he, along with others, were not supportive of Kanye’s decision to run. This caused even more strain on their friendship. ”I wasn’t alone in that, but, you know, he was not happy about that,” he said. “And we really haven’t been close since then.”

When asked in what ways does he think Kanye is misunderstood, Legend said that Ye is “very open” and “very real” about everything and that he is the same person in private as he is in public.

I think he’s been very open with who he is and his struggles with mental health. And he’s very real, honestly …” he explained. “Like he’s been pretty upfront with his opinions, his struggles, all the things that he’s dealing with. And I think what you see with him is pretty much what you get. I don’t feel like he’s a whole separate person in private than he is in public. I think you’re pretty much seeing the real Kanye publicly.”

You can listen to the full podcast here.

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[LISTEN] Doechii Drops “she / her / black b*tch” EP 

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Doechii drops her first EP for Top Dawg Entertainment / Capitol Records she / her / black b*tch

The Tampa native comes out swinging as she flexes her distinct voice and versatile talents that range from quick-fire bars to seductive singing that cement her as Rap’s newest ‘it girl.’

Doechii lends her signature half-rap, half-singing flow over production from Kal Banx, Hit-Boy, Bankroll Got It and Devin Malik. Her EP is Executive Produced by Anthony ‘Top Dawg’ Tiffith and Anthony “Moosa” Tiffith Jr.  

The self-proclaimed ‘swamp princess’ noted that her EP title was a way for her to reclaim the power of being put down in the past. “Many times I’ve been referred to as a “b*tch” as a way to gaslight me out of certain spaces, something I think many people can relate to in one way or another,” says the 23-year-old.

READ MORE: [Watch] Doechii Performs “Persuasive” and “Crazy” on Jimmy Fallon for TV Debut

“Lots of people will call you various names for doing something differently. So I decided to take ownership of the ‘Black b*tch’ and title my EP she/ her/ black b*tch and reclaim that motherf***ing power,” Doechii added. “So if you’ve ever been put down for being yourself, just remember you’re powerful and unapologetic- these songs are for you.”

The breakout star had an impressive 2021 gaining momentum with a new audience from her viral TikTok song “Yucky Blucky Fruitcake” and a dope feature on “Wat U Sed” from Isaiah Rashad’s The House Is Burning LP. 

The 5-track project follows up Doechii’s remix featuring fellow labelmate and GRAMMY winner SZA on “Persuasive,” which also made Obama’s Summer playlist.

Check out Doechii’s 13 minute mixture of Hip Hop, R&B and Electro-Pop, on she/ her/ black b*tch below. 


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