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Drake’s battle with Pusha T (and Kanye West) appears to over. The week-long back-and-forth came to an end after his long-time mentor J Prince stepped in and advised the Toronto superstar not to respond to Pusha T’s scathing “The Story of Adidon” during a recent phone conversation. The Rap-A-Lot CEO spoke more in detail about the battle between the 6 God and Clipse spitter, during a sit down interview with Sway in the Morning.

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The internet has been in a frenzy, all glued to Drake and Pusha T’s reignited beef. On Tuesday night (May 29), Pusha T dropped the scathing “The Story of Adidion,” taking direct aim at the Canadian superstar. On the song’s artwork, Drake is pictured in black face makeup which immediately caused a stir with many asking questions where the photo came from. Taking by photographer David Lyles, the clothing Drake wears lead many to believe the photoshoot was for the Canadian brand Too Black Guys.

On Wednesday evening (May 30), both Drake and Two Black Guys have released statements addressing the controversial photos.

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Meek Mill was set to make an upcoming appearance at the White House to sit down and speak about prison reform. The visit was for Donald Trump’s Prison Reform Summit, an event that included the Philadelphia rapper, CNN’s Van Jones, other activists and members of congress. The recently freed MMG artist has now decided to bypass the scheduled appearance, choosing to cancel his appearance.

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Rihanna brings beauty, elegance and candor to the cover of Vogue‘s June 2018 issue. In Chioma Nnadi’s revealing cover story, which follows Rih Rih on a typically busy day in Paris, Ms. Fenty opens up about her current love life (she’s taken), her relationship with Drake (“We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either”) and the mindless chatter surrounding her weight gain last year (“I’m not built like a Victoria’s Secret girl, and I still feel very beautiful and confident in my lingerie.”) The biggest scoop from the story, however, is that Rihanna is working on a new album — a reggae album.

Hit the jump for the highlights and read the full cover story here.

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Janelle Monáe’s new album Dirty Computer arrives later this evening at the stroke of midnight. The artist, actress and activist has been busy over the last 48 hours, making stops at various radio stations on a promo run. The Kansas City-native recently sat down with Rolling Stone, where she opened up about her sexuality and the new album.

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With a hand in various albums set to arrive this summer, Kanye West’s recent promo run on Twitter maybe his most controversial moment. On Wednesday (Apr. 26), the artist/designer tweeted in support of U.S. President Donald Trump. “You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him,” said Kanye. “We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”

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Meek Mill is a free man. The MMG rapper has been released from prison on Tuesday (Apr. 24), after a ruling from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. “We are thrilled that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has directed Judge Brinkley to immediately issue an order releasing Meek on bail,” said Meek’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina in a statement. “As we have said all along, Meek was unjustly convicted and should not have spent a single day in jail.”

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Earlier this week, an ad popped up on Snapchat asking users would they “rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown.” While the advertisement only appears on the platform in the U.S., it was quickly captured and posted by various people on Twitter, questioning the content and the tasteless manner to spread domestic violence awareness. The ad was soon removed and Snapchat issued an apology to Rihanna. “The advert was reviewed and approved in error, as it violates our advertising guidelines. We immediately removed the ad last weekend, once we became aware. We are sorry that this happened,” said a spokesperson for the company.

On Thursday morning (Mar. 15), Rihanna responded with a message posted to her Instagram story. “I’d love to call it ignorance, but I know you ain’t that dumb!” said RiRi wrote. “This isn’t about my personal feelings, cause I don’t have much of them…but all the women, children and men that have been victims of DV in the past and especially the ones who haven’t made it out yet…you let us down! Shame on you. Throw the whole app-oligy away.”

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The sixth annual “Peace Walk & Peace Talk” by the Trayvon Martin Foundation took place at the Betty T. Ferguson Amphitheater in Miami Gardens, Florida, on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 10). One of the many attendees was JAY-Z, who has been a major supporter of Trayvon Martin’s family after his unlawful murder in 2012. Standing on stage alongside Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the Roc Nation mogul delivered a speech to the hundreds of people who came in support to march.

We want to make sure that we stand and support and never forget that Trayvon serves as a beacon of light to the people out here. So you guys never have to go through the pain and hurt that these guys went through,” said JAY-Z. “His name will sit alongside the greats whom lost their lives to push our culture forward—the Martin Luther Kings, the Gandhis. That’s the intention we set so his name will serve as a beacon of light and hope to push our culture forward in a better direction.” The rap mogul is the executive producer of an upcoming feature-length narrative film and a six-part television docuseries on Trayvon Martin’s life and the events surrounding his senseless murder on February 26, 2012. JAY-Z will serve as executive producer on the upcoming docu-series, Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.

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Following his entertaining halftime show performance at the 2018 NFL Super Bowl, Justin Timberlake appeared on a special live edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Sunday night (Feb. 4). The pop star would perform his Man of the Woods records “Supples” and “Say Something” with guest Chris Stapleton on the show. Timberlake would later sit down with Fallon, opening up about his halftime show medley, that included a tribute to the late Prince.

It’s a moment for me, and if I’m being quite honest, it’s because he’s always been the pinnacle of musicianship,” said Timberlake. “And when we decided that the serendipity and synergy [of being] in Minnesota — he’s such a special thing here aside from what he is all over the world. I just felt like I wanted to do something for this city and something for him that would just be the ultimate homage to what I consider the GOAT [Greatest of All Time] of musicians.” The 37-year-old further explained, “We got the actual vocal stems from ‘I Would Die 4 U’ and the actual recording, and then we got uncut footage from his performance of it in Purple Rain and somehow, someway, by the grace of — probably Prince looking down on us — it synced up and it was this crazy, serendipitous moment … and I just wanted to use that opportunity to do something special for this city but most of all my favorite musician of all time.”

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