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kanye west big boy

Kanye West called into Big Boy’s Neighborhood on Real 92.3 this morning to talk about his upcoming album (which is exactly a week away), recently resolved beef with Wiz Khalifa and competition with Drake for swimming pool supremacy, among other things. Hopefully the conversation will be made available online soon, but for now, check out a few highlights below. The biggest takeaway: WAVES might not be the name of Kanye’s album after all.

UPDATE: Listen to the full interview below.

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Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa took some shine from Rihanna’s new album ANTI releasing with their back-and-forth on Twitter earlier this week. The “beef,” was started by Wiz Khalifa, who threw various shots at Kanye for changing his upcoming album title from Swish to Waves. Their spat spilled over into the subject of Amber Rose, a woman who both rappers had a relationship with, responding to Yeezy and airing out his preferences when it comes to sexual foreplay.

Early Friday morning (Jan. 29), Kanye took to Twitter this time to respond to those claims.

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tyga

With a new mixtape now out, Tyga stopped by Real 92.3 L.A. to promote Rawwest Ni**a Alive and its upcoming 13-date tour. During the on-air interview, T-Raww decided to speak on his beef with former labelmate Drake.

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rick ross

You know what? I’ve forgotten why Rick Ross and 50 Cent were even beefing in the first place. Hell, they probably have, too. But best believe neither of these bosses are going to back down. In a hilarious new interview with Rolling Stone, Rozay rained down with more not-so-friendly fire on his long-time foe.

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Janet Jackson is striking down recent rumors about her health. Amidst reports that she was diagnosed with throat cancer, the 49-year-old took to social media, responding to those claims.

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Kanye West was the talk all across social media on New Year’s Eve, releasing the song “Facts.” The Metro Boomin and Southside-produced track was filled with various attacks at Nike, a company Kanye parted from in 2013, later partnering with adidas. At the 1:28 mark of “Facts,” West also mentions NBA superstar and Nike athlete LeBron James, who reportedly signed a lifetime endorsement deal with for at least $600 million.

Nike, Nike, treat employees just like slaves,” raps Kanye. “Gave LeBron a billi’ not to run away.” Speaking with Cleveland.com, LeBron James was asked about the track and Kanye mentioning his name.

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André 3000 is coming to tv screen this week. The Atlanta artist-actor will star in season two of the ABC drama American Crime, which premieres tonight (Jan. 6). The show, which was nominated for 10 Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes, is directed by John Ridley, who previously worked with André in the Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is by My Side.

In a rare interview, André 3000 speaks with Billboard on reuniting with Ridley, playing Regina King’s husband in American Crime, aspirations of directing and screenwriting, always recording new songs and figuring out which direction he wants to go musically, bumping Kid Cudi’s new album, working with Erykah Badu on But You Caint Use My Phone, and reflects back on touring with Big Boi as OutKast in 2014.

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nick young iggy azalea

You can always count on Swaggy P for a hot take. The Lakers guard dished out quite a few quotes during his recent chat with Billboard (like when he recalled first hearing Kanye West’s “Facts“: “[My teammates] sent me the SoundCloud [link] and I was like, ‘Aw, it’s over. I’m the man now'”), but none has generated more meme reactions than when he talked about his fiancée Iggy Azalea‘s upcoming album.

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future-ciara

The new year is off to a rocky start for Future, who is dealing with some baby mama drama. The Freebandz rapper took to Twitter on Monday afternoon, airing out his frustration with ex-fiancée Ciara, over the custody of their son Future.

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2 Chainz has made news nationwide during the Christmas holidays, with his high in-demand Dabbin’ Santa sweaters. A combination of the ugly Christmas sweater tradition and Atlanta’s dabbing dance craze taking over pop culture, the cozy piece has been seen of various celebrities and athletes in recent weeks. The merchandise has turned into an instant success, making 2 Chainz a cool $2 million.

After recent appearances on the NFL Network, ESPN, TNT’s Inside the NBA, and Good Morning America, the rapper caught up with Forbes to discuss coming up with the idea for the sweaters, the money made from Dabbin’ Santa going back into his T.R.U. Foundation, the funds going to those in need including paying a year’s rent for a disabled veteran and donating a minivan to a family who lost everything in a house fire, the ColleGrove album with Lil’ Wayne and much more.

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