Outrage


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Drake is not impressed with Rolling Stone. Yesterday the magazine published some not-so-savory quotes from their interview online, in which the OVO rapper called Macklemore’s Grammy apology text to Kendrick Lamar “wack as fuck,” among other things. Additional portions of the interview have since surfaced online, wherein Drake discussed his relationship with Rihanna, revealed how the Grammys tried to play him and, most notably, laughed at some of Kanye West’s lyrics on Yeezus. “Like that ‘Swaghili’ line? Come on, man. Fabolous wouldn’t say some shit like that,” he allegedly said.

This morning, Drizzy took to Twitter to publicly deny making comments about Yeezus in his interview, and claimed Rolling Stone had promised him a cover before pulling it at the last minute (the cover now features recently deceased actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who he paid his respects to). The outcome of this whole debacle? Drake is in strictly no-press mode from now on.

Read Drake’s tweets, plus his quotes about Kanye, Rihanna and the Grammys below…

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Who says Drake hides behind subliminals? When Rolling Stone asked Drake about Macklemore’s apology text to Kendrick Lamar for “robbing” him at the Grammys last month, he shared his feelings pretty bluntly: “That shit was wack as fuck.” While he acknowledged that Grammy awards don’t always go to the artist that deserves them, Drizzy said he believes Macklemore should have, well, taken the W like a man. He also sounded pretty butthurt about not getting a text himself. Say what’s real.

The interview appears in the new issue of Rolling Stone, on newsstands this Friday.

“I was like, ‘You won. Why are you posting your text message? Just chill. Take your W, and if you feel you didn’t deserve it, go get better — make better music,’” he tells us. “It felt cheap. It didn’t feel genuine. Why do that? Why feel guilt? You think those guys would pay homage to you if they won?”

“This is how the world works: He made a brand of music that appealed to more people than me, Hov, Kanye and Kendrick. Whether people wanna say it’s racial, or whether it’s just the fact that he tapped into something we can’t tap into. That’s just how the cards fall. Own your shit.”

“To name just Kendrick? That shit made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!”

Related: Macklemore to Kendrick Lamar After Grammys: “You Got Robbed. I Wanted You to Win”

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Leave Wale off your end-of-year list, and receive an angry phone call full of threats. That’s what Complex Magazine discovered on Wednesday afternoon as the MMG rapper phoned Associate Editor Insanul Ahmed and expressed his outrage that The Gifted wasn’t included on their list of 50 Best Albums of 2013. Folarin’s emotions escalated over the three-minute call as he accused Complex of holding a personal bias and favoring albums like Juicy J’s Stay Trippy over his, before threatening physical violence.

I swear to God I’ll come to that office and start knocking n****s the f*ck out. Alright. I’ll see y’all tomorrow. Get the security ready.

We’re not going to sit here and pretend like this kind of thing hasn’t been happening since the dawn of hip-hop journalism, but threatening a publication and its staff for not giving your music love is no laughing matter. Come on, Wale.

Listen to the audio after the jump…

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Another night, another rant from Kanye West. During the second night of his “Yeezus” tour stop at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, ‘Ye had plenty topics to sound off on. Right from the start, Kanye spoke on this year’s MTV Video Music Awards and his issues with Bruno Mars winning “Best Male Video” over Drake.

“Bruno Mars won all the motherf***ing awards and sh*t. And I was thinking about what Rick Rubin told me, because I don’t give a f**k about no TV show. What I care about is if you’re an artist and you work hard as f*** and the streets say that you deserve that sh*t. Can’t no m****f***ing networks try to gas everybody up so they can sell some product with the prettiest motherf***er out.”

Yeezy also speaks on an eye-opening conversation with Oprah, blogs that spread negativity, not being invited to certain fashion shows, issues with Nike and the Air Yeezy, and reveals signing a fashion deal company a week and a half ago.

Listen to Kanye’s latest venting moment below…..

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Trinidad Jame$ channeled his inner-Yeezus during a performance at the Converse Rubber Track Studios in Brooklyn last night. The “All Gold Everything” rapper — who’s signed to New York powerhouse Def Jam, let’s not forget — gave a speech about how the South is running NYC right now. Trinidad assured that he wasn’t “trying to start nothing,” but observed that most rappers who are popping in New York are (or may as well be) from Atlanta.

You can’t tell me, or anybody here that’s a real f*cking hip-hop fan, that Kendrick Lamar was supposed to go platinum just this year. He’s been that f*cking good! But now, the n*gga that we been knew [was good] is coming and saying shit like he the king of New York. What is that? I remember when New York ran this sh*t, dog. When Dipset was f*cking turned the f*ck up! We were in Atlanta like, “Oh my God, I have to wear my bandana on tilt like Juelz.” What the f*ck happened, dog? Us in the South, us ‘bammas, we just did our own thing. But now we run y’all, musically. That’s crazy!

I’m not trying to start nothing, but if you want to do something we can do something because I don’t give a f*ck. I’m just being honest with you. I looked up to New York music. But now every n*gga that’s really popping out of New York, you might as well say he’s from Atlanta. He’s from Atlanta. Y’all got n*ggas that interview that are more popping than n*ggas that are rapping.

He later took to Instagram to elaborate:

I said a lot tonight in NY and people are prolly gonna take the negative and run with it but my main purpose in life only is to take care of my mama and keep my shoe game on “30 million” . Other than that if I can inspire a young person to be the best person they wanna be along the way….then cool. Nothing else matters. #CrazyDeacon #BlackBatman

Watch the footage after the jump…

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Nick Cannon thought he was pulling a fast one in the latest episode of Wild ‘N Out, flirting with a female co-star on stage, but it quickly turned sour when his wife Mariah Carey slithered out from backstage and caught him red handed.

Just as fast as Nick realized what was going on, Mimi let him know what the deal was when she told him, “I will shut all this shit down!” then quickly walked back out next to her two bodyguards. At least we know who runs things at the Carey household.

Watch Mariah put her hubby in check after the jump…

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What happens when rappers are accused of having past ghostwriters and caught off guard? They spazz of course. And that’s exactly what happened to Nicki Minaj when TMZ caught her outside of a club and asked her about Ransom’s allegations that he used to write for her. The line in question comes from a song titled “Man Alone.”

Before Nicki was wearing those crazy wigs, I was doing verses for her, just hoping she made it big.

What followed was Nicki going on a rant, saying Ransom is real f’in desperate and even with him whoring for attention, he’s never gonna pop. It’s safe to say they struck a nerve after that question and Nicki wasn’t holding back either.

UPDATE: Ransom wants an apology from Nicki Minaj over her TMZ comments. Watch his interview after the jump…

Watch Nicki’s reaction and Ransom’s Twitter response after the jump…

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While the likes of Drake and Chris Brown have used Aaliyah’s vocals on records in the last year, the late singer’s close collaborator and mentor Timbaland has been heavily protective of her material. In another revealing portion of his interview with Revolt TV, the super producer shot down Breezy and Drizzy’s respective collaborations, saying they “won’t work.” He believes that “Aaliyah music only works with its soul-mate, which is me.”

In music, people always say, “I’ma do a song with Aaliyah.” It will never work. A lot of these rappers out here are awful. Chris Brown got a record; it won’t work. Drake could do a record with Aaliyah; it ain’t going to work. Aaliyah music only work with its soul-mate, which is me.

However, Timbo did go on to praise Drake and recalled the time he persuaded Jay-Z to “adopt” him. Later in the interview, the producer also revealed he’s working on Nas’ new album, which includes a collaboration with Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake called “Sinatra in the Sands,” which he promises is “completely stupid.”

I told Jay this, I said, “the person who gets me from hip-hop now, their album’s gonna be phenomenal” — and that’s Nas. Nas got a song right now with him, Jay and Justin and it’s completely stupid. It’s called “Sinatra in the Sands,” and Justin sounds like Frank Sinatra. This is it.

Watch the interview after the jump…

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Kanye West’s run-ins with paparazzi have become the center of a spectacle for trolling and commentary than we could have imagined, but one unlikely person to stand up for Yeezy lately has been legendary singer, Cher. Speaking on her past troubles with the pap on Twitter, she voiced her opinion on the matter and called them “parasites,” and thanks Kanye for his efforts.

Read Cher’s statement after the jump…

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J. Cole is the latest rapper to come under fire for offensive lyrics, but he’s handling it better than most. After the Anti-Bullying Alliance started a petition (which gathered over 4,000 signatures) against Cole and Drake for a line on “Jodeci Freestyle” (“I’m artistic, you n*ggas is autistic, retarded”) earlier this week, the Roc Nation MC has penned an apology letter to Autism Speaks.

In it, he begins by addressing other recent controversies regarding offensive rap lyrics, boldly writing, “I do not believe that an apology is needed every time someone is offended, especially when that apology is really only for the sake of saving an endorsement or cleaning up bad press.” Cole does, however, offer a sincere apology and expresses his shame and embarrassment about the lyric in question.

UPDATE: Drake has also issued an apology, stating the lyric will be removed from the song.

Read J. Cole’s letter and Drake’s statement after the jump…

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