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Over the past week, social media has been buzzing following the premieres of both Netflix (Fyre) and Hulu’s (Fyre Fraud) respective documentaries on the disastrous Fyre Festival in 2017. Founded by Billy McFarland and Ja Rule, the former is currently serving a six-year sentence for reportedly defrauded investors of $26 million, while the Murder Inc. rapper took to Twitter on Sunday (Jan. 20) to defend himself as viewers pointed their finger at Ja Rule for his part in the festival that scammed hundreds of fans and drained local businesses out of millions.

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Cardi B had social media buzzing and make headlines last week after an Instagram post where she spoke out on the partial U.S. government shut down. Clearly frustrated, the Grammy-nominated star was in support of the 800,000 workers, who were ordered back to work without pay. Along with over 14 million views, Cardi’s video post caught the attention of all the major media outlets like CNN and MSNBC. The viral moment appears to have triggered right-wing commentator Tomi Lahren, who took to Twitter to react a few days later, which Cardi responded to on Sunday morning (Jan. 20).

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After taking an unprecedented extended time to confirm supporting acts, the NFL officially announces that Maroon 5 will be joined by Travis Scott and Big Boi at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show. The Houston rapper and OutKast member will perform alongside the pop/rock band at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Feb. 3.

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Frank Ocean is the cover star of GQ Magazine’s February issue. The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter is interviewed by his Blonded Radio co-hosts, Vegyn and Emmett Cruddas, via phone last month. Frank discusses the decision to make his Instagram public, covering songs like Aaliyah’s “At Your Best…” and Aubrey Hepburn’s “Moon River,” moving to New York City, finding inspiration over the past year through photography, and using his influence to get people to vote during midterms by incentivizing with exclusive blonded t-shirts only available to those who voted.

The 31-year-old also reveals his skincare routine, speaks on his personal highlight of 2018, vices, and fashion. Read some excerpts below.

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Travis Scott’s incredible and career-defining year is chronicled as the Cactus Jack star covers Rolling Stone. In the cover story by Jonah Wiener, the 26-year-old’s 2018 run is highlighted, lead by his platinum-selling album ASTROWORLD. The feature touches on Scott’s upbringing in Houston, his family and father’s musical background, the inaugural Astroworld Festival earlier this year and the importance of that day after the famed amusement park closed in 2005. The Grammy-nominated rapper/producer opens up on his relationship with Kylie Jenner, who he first met at Coachella. Scott details their religious connection, privacy concerns when he first started dating Jenner, and parenthood raising their newborn daughter Stormi. For the first-time, the man known as La Flame would also speak on his past mentor Kanye West’s friendship with President Donald Trump and controversial comments he’s made throughout the year.

“I mean, shit, I’d tell him, ‘Bro, chill. What you gotta understand is, young black kids are looking up to you, and the message you used to preach in your earlier music? It’ll make a young black kid — it’ll make any kid — confused.’ That shit was — come on. But when Ye get on some shit, he on some shit. I don’t know if that nigga just liked the hat or what, dog. Ye deals with different shit in his life. That’s family. You don’t wanna desert your bro. Everybody go through shit. He still a dope musician. But he’s definitely hit me up about it, and I’ve told him, ‘Man, you got kids looking up to you, feel me?’.”

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Kanye West’s recent “therapy testimonials,” mainly aimed at Drake and Travis Scott, took another turn on Saturday morning (Dec. 15). in the early hours, the Chicago rapper/designer expressed some frustration with Ariana Grande. During Kanye’s lengthy rant directed at the Canadian superstar, Grande sent a tweet out referring to the Kanye vs. Drake saga.

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Offset was set to release his solo debut album today on his 27th birthday (Dec. 14). Instead the Migos rapper is trying to pick up the pieces, following the recent decision made by his wife Cardi B to leave him. The 27-year-old posted a video on Instagram on Friday night, asking his wife for forgiveness in the emotional clip. “We’re going through a lot of things right now, a lot of things in the media. I want to apologize to you Cardi. I embarrassed you. I made you go crazy,” says Offset, who revealed his only birthday wish is to get his wife back.

Soon after, Offset would apologize for his infidelity during the cheating scandal. “I was partaking in activity that I shouldn’t have been partaking in, and I apologize. You know what I’m saying? For breaking your heart, for breaking our promise, for breaking God’s promise and being a selfish, messed up husband.” The Atlanta native would also speak on the couple’s newborn daughter Kulture, who he has not seen since the break up, “Kulture, I want to spend Christmas with you.” The public plea would end with one last apology to the mother of his five-month old. “I am sorry for what I have done to you. I didn’t f**k that girl, but I was entertaining her, you know what I’m saying? I apologize, and I love you, and I hope you forgive me. My birthday wish is just to have you back.”

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The Kanye West vs. Drake saga continues. On Thursday afternoon (Dec. 13), the former took to Twitter to blast the 6 God over in direct shady moves and subliminals thrown on records. The rant starts with Kanye sharing a screenshot of a text message, from someone in his management circle revealing Drake wants to clear his So Far Gone classic freestyle “Say What’s Real,” a record the Canadian star raps over West’s 808s & Heartbreak song “Say You Will.” From there, the G.O.O.D. Music CEO expresses anger over Drake’s continued shots at him on Travis Scott’s “SICKO MODE,” French Montana’s “No Stylist,” and again denies revealing information about Drake’s son to Pusha T during their rap war.

Kanye also reveals that Drake bought out the first two rows of Pusha T’s recent show in Toronto, where the Virginia rapper escaped an attack on stage. “Been trying to meet with you for 6 months bro. You sneak dissing on trav records and texting Kris talking bout how’s the family,” says West.

Read all the tweets below.

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Meek Mill’s anticipated new album CHAMPIONSHIPS dropped on Friday (Nov. 30) and immediately various records off the project has created a stir on social media. One of those songs, “What’s Free,” is already being praised by fans as the crown jewel of the album. Rick Ross and JAY-Z are featured on the record, where along with Meek they trade verses over Streetrunner’s sampling of The Notorious B.I.G.’s “What’s Beef.” JAY-Z’s verse instantly created a stir online, for many reasons including a particular lyric involving Kanye West.

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With his new album CHAMPIONSHIPS set to drop this Friday (Nov. 30), Meek Mill is on a busy promo run in support of the project. The Philadelphia MC recently sat down with Vulture for a one-hour interview. During the conversation, the Dreamchaser revealed his new album will feature appearances by Cardi B, Ella Mai, Kodak Black, Fabolous and Anuel AA. One of the songs, “24/7” featuring Mai, samples Beyoncé‘s “Me, Myself and I.” The club-ready “On Me” is the much talked about collaboration with Cardi B, where the Bronx star takes some subliminal jabs at her nemesis Nicki Minaj.

The MMG spitter also touched on ending his beef with Drake, Nicki Minaj name-dropping him on her “Barbie Dreams” record, trading prison stories with T.I. and Lil’ Wayne, thoughts on voting, rap beefs having no boundaries, and being casted in Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s film 12 O’Clock Boys.

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