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Ariana Grande and Mac Miller can stop denying their romantic relationship now. The couple was snapped at sushi spot Katsu-Ya in Encino, CA on Sunday night (Aug 22) doing some very public lip-locking. Move over Jay & Bey.

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Paul Wall and TV Johnny really showed love to the U.S. Olympics athletes this year. From Michael Phelps to Simone Biles, any athlete who has earned a medal is entitled to a free 18k gold grill. Probably not for Lochte though…

TMZ says the offer is for an “upper piece made with 18k gold — and the 2016 Olympics logo etched in the front.”

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Freddie Gibbs has been formally charged with sexual assault in Austria, according to the AP. The Gary, IN rapper was arrested in France in June after a woman accused him of drugging and raping her while on tour in Vienna in July 2015. Gibbs, 34, was recently extradited to Austria to face the charges.

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Kodak Black Avoids Prison; Recieves 5 Years Probation

Kodak Black is officially a free man — sort of. Dieuson Octave better known as Kodak Black was arrested back in April on charges of robbery, false imprisonment, fleeing law enforcement and possession of a firearm. The collective charges warranted maximum jail time of 55 years.

Updated: Kodak remains in jail after judge found more outstanding warrants.

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OG Maco is still recovering from some serious injuries sustained in a near-fatal car crash last month. The ATL rapper’s ailments include “multiple skull fractures, broken orbital cracked vertebrae (surgery next week) and heart palpations” — and more. After sharing a photo of his damaged eye on social media, he received a ton of insensitive comments, and is firing back at the Twitter world.

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Drake fans, take note: talking smack to Joe Budden on Twitter is one thing, but running your mouth to him in real life will get you hit with more than a block. That’s what two OVO stans discovered yesterday when they thought it would be funny to ambush Budden at his house.

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Love him or loathe him, you can’t deny that Desiigner’s energy is infectious. Even in the face of such fierce criticism early on in his career, the 19-year-old kid always seems to be having fun — especially when he’s playing Pokémon Go. In this hilarious video, GQ follows the Brooklyn rapper around for the afternoon as he dabs and ad-libs his way through Central Park doing what everybody and their aunt are doing right now: catching Pokémon.

In case you were too busy catching Pokémon yourself, listen to Desiigner’s new single “Timmy Turner” here.

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Talk about the Internet goin’ nuts. Last night, Kim Kardashian finally got fed up of Taylor Swift and exposed her “fake ass” (her husband’s words, not ours) by presenting cold, hard, Snapchat evidence of that phone call between Kanye West and Taylor Swift.

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In the wake of last week’s tragic events, tension and mistrust between the black community and police force feel like they’re at an all-time high across the country right now. However, even The Game’s 13-year-old son, Harlem Taylor, can see how cops should be properly protecting and serving their communities, which is why he’s launched a GoFundMe page to help support the efforts of “good cop” Tommy Norman.

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The Game and Snoop Dogg are calling for crips and bloods to come together and (peacefully) combat a mutual enemy: police brutality. The two OGs, rocking their respective gang colors, are leading a march through the streets of L.A. today in the wake of the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two black men who were unjustly gunned down by cops this week.

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