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Azealia Banks has been the talk of the rap community, following her emotional and very open interview with HOT 97’s Ebro In the Morning show earlier this week. The Harlem artist, whose Broke With Expensive Taste debut album released in November, spoke on her well-known beef with Iggy Azalea, issues with T.I., “culture smudging” of America, artists she’s a fan of such as Rae Sremmurd and Big K.R.I.T., and much more.

As expected, shortly after the interview aired online, the responses soon followed starting with Iggy Azalea on Friday. Things later took a turn on Twitter as the 23-year-old rapper got into war of words with Action Bronson.

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Update: TMZ received a tip that Drake and Diddy got into their fight over a song. According to sources, Boi-1da handed both Puff and Drake a record over 8 months ago but Drizzy was getting frustrated with waiting around and released the song on his own (and it performed well). You can do your own research and narrow it down to what track it might be. Done? Good.

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The “culture vulture” argument has been particularly prevalent these last few years, and Azealia Banks accused Iggy Azalea of being just that during her latest Twitter rant last night. The outspoken Harlem MC put Iggy (who she referred to as “Igloo Australia”) on blast for staying silent, at least on social media, about black issues — in particular yesterday’s news that the NYPD officer who choked Eric Garner to death will not be indicted.

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Spotify is feeling the effects of Taylor Swift pulling her music from the streaming service. Only a week after they begged for her reinstatement (she shunned them from streaming her platinum 1989 album), Spotify founder Daniel Ek has written a dissertation of why they have helped the industry, by paying artists, instead of watching other competitors not pay a single penny to artists, labels or publishers.

It seems like more desperation tactics from the company, who is probably losing out on millions by not Taylor’s music on there, but she’s not looking to buck down either way.

Read a statement from Daniel Ek After the jump….

“At our current size, payouts for a top artist like Taylor Swift (before she pulled her catalog) are on track to exceed $6 million a year, and that’s only growing – we expect that number to double again in a year. Any way you cut it, one thing is clear – we’re paying an enormous amount of money to labels and publishers for distribution to artists and songwriters, and significantly more than any other streaming service.”

Read the entire post over at Spotify.

Previously
Kendrick Lamar Loves Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” Single
Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Becomes the First Platinum Album of 2014
The Kendrick Lamar x Taylor Swift “Backseat Freestyle/Shake It Off” Mashup

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Chris Brown finds himself in a war of words again, this time with a pair of ladies. The R&B star took to Instagram on Monday evening, firing comments at The Real hosts Adrienne Bailon and Tamar Braxton, after Brown’s relationship with Karrueche Tran was a topic during a segment of Monday afternoon’s episode.

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Just to break from the normal video footage of hecklers getting duffed out by one of the Migos…let’s remind everyone that even the good ol’ boys of NASCAR get rowdy. Reported “nice guy” amongst racecar drivers, Jeff Gordon lost his temper and brawled with competitor Brad Keselowski after the AAA Texas 500 race on Sunday. Gordon felt that Keselowski was reckless when he clipped Gordon’s back tire, causing him to spin out and lose the crucial race (Jimmie Johnson won). This is the 2nd time in weeks that an angry driver has confronted Keselowski after a race.

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The internal affairs unit over at YMCMB must be in a serious crisis state based on the recent events surrounding Tyga, Drake and Nicki Minaj. After T-Raww publicly dissed his label via Twitter, the rapper opened more about his ill feelings toward some of his label mates in VIBE’s new digital cover story. While Tyga just maintains that he was just being honest — Drizzy got his kicks a different way. Very digital.

Tyga: Yeah, I’m tryna’ go independent. I don’t really get along with Drake. I don’t really get along with Nicki.
Why?
Tyga: I don’t like Drake as a person. He’s just fake to me. I like his music; you know what I’m saying? I think his music is good, but we’re all different people. We were forced together and it was kinda’ like we were forcing relationships together.

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You’ve probably caught wind of the pathetic and pointless beef between Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea that’s been taking place on social media this week. It all started when Snoop, who dedicates his Instagram to recycling funnies from around the ‘net, posted an “Iggy Azalea No Make Up” meme, which didn’t sit too kindly with the Australian rapper (I mean, which girl would see the funny side of being called ugly?)

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In early January, 2014, multi-platinum pop star Kesha (“Tik Tok”, “Animal”, “C’mon”, “Die Young,” etc) entered herself into a treatment center to deal with her anorexia and bulimia. At the time, Kesha via her outspoken mother Pebe Sebert, blamed Kesha’s body image problems on criticism from her label head/producer Dr. Luke. After spending 2 months in rehab (with mom Pebe checking in as well to be with her daughter and get treatment for “post-traumatic stress”), Kesha was released and posted online that she’s back to making music. But today, she dropped a bombshell lawsuit, accusing Dr. Luke of nearly 10 years of abuse, ranging from sexual assault to forced drug use to battery. Much more serious than the original fat-shaming claims.

Update: Dr. Luke has responded with his own lawsuit…charging Kesha with extortion.
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Issues between Floyd Mayweather and T.I. are not dying down anytime soon. Leading up to a rematch fight versus with Marcos Maidana, Floyd Mayweather was asked about T.I. at a press conference in Washington D.C. “He just mad I was f**king his bi**h,” the superstar boxer apparently said as the packed crowd immediately responded to.

A moment which seemed to spark their recent beef caused by T.I. wife Tiny Harris that lead to a fight in Las Vegas, Floyd later explained to TMZ that he said “He [T.I.] thinks I was f***ing his bi**h.” Mayweather adds, “I’ve never been with Tiny sexually. I respect her situation and I think she’s a good person. I would never disrespect a marriage.”

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