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Episode two of the LeBron James hosted The Shop aired Friday night (Oct. 12) on HBO. Drake was a guest on the show, an appearance where the 6 God opened up on various subjects like his childhood, growing up in a single-parent home like LeBron, fatherhood, and retirement as an artist. The two main topics the Toronto star went in-depth to speak on was his back-and-forth with Pusha T this past summer, and that leading to his fallout with Kanye West. In the conversation, Drake reveals the questionable moves Kanye made during their sessions recording in Wyoming, like West moving all the G.O.O.D. Music release dates (Kanye West, Pusha T, Teyana Taylor, Nas, Kanye and Kid Cudi/Kids See Ghosts) from the fall to June around the time Drake was to drop Scorpion.

The Canadian hitmaker would also speak about showing Kanye a photo of his son Adonis, fuel Pusha T used in his “The Story of Adidon” diss track. He also touches on Pusha T going too far on that record with the line aimed at Drake’s producer Noah “40” Shebib, a person living with MS. Drake states that a response to that record was done but instead held back from releasing it due to the fact the song would tap into a dark space.

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The latest chapter in the daily Kanye West saga took place on Thursday (Oct. 11), when the rapper/designer visited the White House for a meeting with President Donald Trump. With plenty of media outlets, photographers surrounding a seated Kanye and Trump in the oval office, the former went on a rant touching on various issues. West opened up prison reform, his love and support of Donald Trump, Colin Kaepernick, why he didn’t support Hilary Clinton, black democrats, plans to bring factories and manufacturing infrastructure to Chicago and more. Shortly after the 10-minute conversation aired live, T.I. took to Instagram blasting Kanye for going to the White House and his continued support of President Trump.

Now I’ve been extremely patient and made it a point to not jump to any premature conclusions about Ye and his antics,” said T.I. in a lengthy message. “Partially due to the lessons learned from the outcome of other similar situations dealing wit my brother Wayne (which I admittedly mishandled a bit in hindsight). But now this shit is next level, futuristic Sambo, Hopping Bob, Stephen off Django ass shit Ye!!!! From what I can gather… this is the most repulsive, disgraceful, embarrassing act of desperation and auctioning off of one’s soul to gain power I’ve ever seen.”

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Meek Mill is the star of XXL‘s fall 2018 issue. The Philadelphia MC graces two covers, where he’s quoted “I want to be the voice of the hip-hop generation.” For the cover story, the 31-year-old Dreamchaser writes a letter to his 19-year-old self. In it, the matured Meek Mill spits game to the young rebellious teenager about perseverance, race in America and recognizing his power. Get the fall issue when it hits newsstands on October 16.

“My question to you, Meek, is: Are you willing to travel those rocky roads towards your throne? Most importantly: Are you sure you want this responsibility?” he writes. “Like our old heads used to say, ‘Heavy is the head that wears the crown.’ It’s free to dream but nothing is more expensive than achieving them. I repeat: Nothing is more expensive than achieving your dreams. Trust, you will get yours.

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Like many of today’s heavyweights, J. Cole is known for rarely doing interviews. The Dreamville CEO recently sat down with Billboard for an extensive one-on-one discussion, catching up with the publication during the Dallas stop of his KOD North American tour. During the conversation, Cole World opens up on wide range of topics including Donal Trump, why he decided not to vote, not seeing himself as a celebrity, and how he keeps up with the important things in popular culture without having a heavy presence on social media.

J. Cole would also touch on media in general, which seems to be dominated by Trump and Kardashian headlines. Cole having a three-hour FaceTime conversation with the late XXXTentation before he passed away,
and the recent abuse allegations against Nas by his former ex-wife Kelis are also topics the MC gives his thoughts on. Read some excerpts and the full interview below.

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Kanye West is making headlines daily for various reasons. The latest news comes from a series of Instagram posts Kanye made on Thursday (Sept. 20), aimed at Drake, Nick Cannon, and model Tyson Beckford over his wife Kim Kardashian West. In the case of Cannon and Beckford, Kanye clapped at the two celebrities for their recent comments about his wife in interviews with TMZ and VladTV. Beckford commented on Kim Kardashian’s body being fake, while Cannon spoke on dating Kim before her various surgeries.

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The music world is still in mourning and reeling after Mac Miller’s sudden death, due to a reported drug overdose exactly one week ago today (Sept. 14). One person who has kept silent and has been grieving privately is Ariana Grande, Miller’s ex-girlfriend. The pair had been dating for two years until the couple ended their relationship earlier this year. Its was reported at the time that one of the reasons the relationship ended was due to Miller’s addiction issues. Now a week later, Grande has dedicated an emotional post to her ex-boyfriend.

i adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will. i can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. i really can’t wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times. i’m so mad, i’m so sad i don’t know what to do. you were my dearest friend. for so long,” said the singer. “above anything else. i’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i hope you’re okay now. rest.”

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After ten years of silence, dealing with a divorce and custody issues, Nas is speaking out once and for all. The rapper and entrepreneur took to Instagram on Thursday (Sept. 6), responding to his ex-wife Kelis’ allegations of abuse during their marriage. Back in April, Kelis revealed in an interview that Nas was unfaithful to her during their marriage and the Queens MC physically abused her, often leaving bruises on her body.

I didn’t Wana speak up because i have real respect for our women. And definitely my son. I do not beat women. I did not beat up my ex wife. Stop,” said Nas in a series on lengthy Instagram posts. Throughout the emotional rant, Nas touches on the abuse allegations, not being able to see his son, financial issues during their divorce and custody battle, and more. Read it all below.

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Kanye West is publicly apologizing to Drake. In the early hours on Wednesday (Sept. 5), West sent out a series of tweets referencing the 6 God and their fizzled friendship, which was sparked by Pusha T and Drake’s beef earlier this summer. “Sending good energy and love to Drake and family and crew,” Kanye opens the apology with. Yeezy would go on to speak on his involvement on Pusha T’s DAYTONA, where The Clipse lyricist re-ignited his beef with Drake. Kanye also touched on releasing “Lift Yourself,” a record Drake was originally set to be on.

Citing his issues with Wiz Khalifa a few years back where he brought up Khalifa’s kid during a Twitter back-and-forth, Kanye states he never gave Pusha T intel on Drake’s child. That information of course, was used on Pusha T’s scathing “The Story of Adidon” diss track. Along with giving Drake props on his current arena tour with Migos, West states he will be attending a show within the next seven days. Read the apology below.

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Grammy Award winning musician Robert Glasper made headlines earlier this month following an appearance on Houston’s The Madd Hatta Morning Show. During the lengthy interview, Lauryn Hill came up as a subject, where Glasper opened up on bad experiences fellow colleagues and himself experienced working with Ms. Hill. In the sit-down, Robert Glasper also accused The Fugees member for stealing music to create her 1998 solo classic debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Respect, I respect. You can’t come into a situation especially when you’ve already stolen all of my friends’ music,” said Robert. “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill [her 1998 solo debut album] was made by great musicians and producers that I know, personally. So you got a big hand off of music that you didn’t even write. You feel me though?.”

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Nicki Minaj is currently on a promo run in support of her new album, QUEEN. A recent interview with HOT 97 created some tension, sparking a back-and-forth on Twitter between Minaj and her ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels. During their public spat on Tuesday (Aug. 14), allegations of abuse, paying for prostitutes, infidelity and more were brought up.

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