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Drake turned into an angel recently, granting the wish of a teenage girl named Kennedy Brown. Battling brain cancer, 15-year-old Kennedy’s one and only wish was to meet the Canadian superstar. With the help of friends and family, the social media #DrakeForKen started, and caught the attention of October’s Very Own.

Over the weekend, Drake flew from Los Angeles to Brown’s home of Houston, Texas to meet his biggest fan. “All these beautiful people #drakeforken turned into #kenfordrake I am so happy,” posted Drake on his Instagram account with various pictures from the surprise meeting.

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With the help of a new friend, Nicki Minaj made a little girl’s wish come true. Three weeks ago, NBA All-Star John Wall posted a video on Instagram of 5-year-old cancer patient Miyah. Her one wish? To meet Nicki Minaj and receive one of the rapper’s famous pink wigs. Through social media with the hashtags #HelpMiyahMeetNicki #PinkWig4Miyah, Miyah’s wish was granted on Sunday, as she flew with her mother to meet Queen Barbz.

Nicki spent time with Miyah, who wore the pink wig and posed for photos which were later posted on Instagram. “Looks like operation #helpMiyahMeetNicki was a success! #PinkWig4Miyah ~ Thank you @john_wall ;) she’s perfect!,” posted Minaj, who received an autographed jersey from John Wall as a token of his appreciation.

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If anyone has the right to play Drake’s “We Made It” at ignorant levels, it’s these guys. According to Forbes, WhatsApp cofounders Jan Koum and Brian Acton have sold their respective stakes in the company to Facebook for a tidy sum of $19 billion (NINETEEN BILLION DOLLARS).

The victory is sure to taste even sweeter for Koum who posted a picture of him signing the paperwork for the historic deal on the door of his old welfare office in Mountain View, California! What’s more, Acton and Koum, who emigrated to the States from Ukraine when he was just 16, were both rejected for jobs at Facebook before starting WhatsApp.

You can read Jan Koum’s truly inspiring rags-to-riches story over on Forbes and regain your faith that hard work really does pay off.

Related: Is Facebook Really “Dead” to Teens?

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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of their seminal debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul is making their entire catalog available for free for 25 hours. That’s right: from 11am EST today until noon Saturday, you can download all of the group’s albums on their website for free 99.

“It’s about allowing our fans who have been looking and trying to get a hold of our music to have access to it,” Posdnuous told Rolling Stone. “Its been too long where our fans haven’t had access to everything. This is our way of showing them how much we love them.”

One you’ve completed your De La collection, expect to hear a ton of new music from the three Plugs. They’ll be dropping singles from their upcoming album, You’re Welcome, over the next few weeks, as well as releasing the Pete Rock and DJ Premier-produced Preemium Soul on the Rocks EP next month.

Related:
New Video: De La Soul “Get Away”
De La Soul Perform with The Roots on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’
De La Soul, DJ Premier, Pete Rock & More to Perform at Dilla Day Detroit 2014

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After thousands of submissions, Juicy J has finally chosen his grand prize winner for the $50,000 scholarship to their school. And guess what? The winner didn’t twerk ONCE! Apparently, she was one of the few who actually read all of the rules and submitted the right video. After Uncle Juice saw her story, he related to her struggle and awarded Zaire Holmes the fifty racks so she could attend the State College of Florida and pursue her Biology major and dream of being a doctor.

Moral of the story: READ AND PAY ATTENTION. It serves a better purpose than following what people say. Bandz didn’t make this girl dance.

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“This photo was the last time we were together”

After Alfonso Ribeira broke the sad news last week, The Fresh Prince himself, Will Smith, pays tribute to his former co-star James Avery, who tragically passed away aged 65. Smith wrote a brief yet beautiful message on his official Facebook page last night accompanied by the above picture, which was “the last time we were together.” R.I.P. James Avery. You will be missed.

Some of my greatest lessons in Acting, Living and being a respectable human being came through James Avery. Every young man needs an Uncle Phil. Rest in Peace.

Related:
James Avery, aka Uncle Phil from ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ Has Passed Away
FreeOnsmash’s 5 Classic Uncle Phil Moments on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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Christmas is the season of giving, and not many rappers give back to their hometown like Meek Mill. Before we celebrated the arrival of 2014, the MMG rapper and his Dreamchasers crew surprised a young mens group home in South Philly with gifts including clothes, sneakers, books and the new Xbox One. As a guy who has successfully made it out the hood, Meek also gave an inspiring speech to the troubled youths.

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2 Chainz and his T.R.U. Foundation hosted their 4th annual Street Execs Christmas Concert at Atlanta’s Tabernacle on Monday night. During his performance, the rapper debuted a new song titled “Twerk Season.” As the song played, 2 Chainz handed out ribbon-covered bikes to people in the crowd.

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Known for spontaneous moments, Beyoncé turned into Santa Claus on Friday. Taking a break from her “Mrs. Carter World Tour,” the 32-year-old singer popped up in a Tewksbury, Massachusetts Wal-Mart. The impromptu trip surprised shoppers, who were shocked to see Beyoncé walking the aisles, and greeting fans.

Along with picking up toys and a copy of her new self-titled album, Queen Bey took over the shop’s P.A. system. “For everyone in the store right now, the first $50 of your holiday gifts are on me,” announced Beyoncé as star struck on-lookers cheered. In all, Bey gifted shoppers with a total of $37,500 in gift cards for 750 shoppers.

The surprise appearance comes just days after retailer Target announced they would not copies of Beyoncé’s now No. 1 album, after the singer decided to released her fifth solo album exclusively on iTunes.

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Jay Z closed out his show at Staples Center, Los Angeles with class last night. With the final song of the night, Hov dedicated a performance of “Young Forever” to the late Nelson Mandela, who sadly passed away last week. “We want to dedicate this song to Nelson Mandela… A great man… Spent 27 years in prison, came out to be President… All dreams are possible… So anybody out there that got a dream, y’all chase that motherf-cker down as hard as you can… Let that great man stand as an example of what you can do,” Jay told the crowd as a portrait of Mandela filled the giant screen behind him (via HHH).

More Nelson Mandela tributes after the jump: Alicia Keys and John Legend perform a cover of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” in Australia, and Wyclef Jean performs an acoustic number…

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