XXXTentacion Dead at 20

XXXTentacion is dead after a shooting near Miami on Monday (June 18). He was 20 years old.

The rapper, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shopping for motorcycles on the 3600 block of N. Dixie Hwy. in Deerfield Beach, South Florida, when a gunman reportedly opened fire on his vehicle as he was leaving. Witnesses say they heard multiple shots fired. Video shared on social media showed XXXTentacion’s body in the driver’s seat of a BMW i8 as police arrived on the scene.

He was rushed to Broward Health North hospital as a trauma patient before the Broward Co. Sheriff’s Dept. pronounced him dead.

According to dispatch audio, the suspects were described as two black males wearing hoodies, and the shooter was wearing a red mask. They fled the scene in a black Dodge Journey, with tinted windows and black wheels.

XXX shot to stardom with his 2017 breakout hit “Look at Me!” and his two studio albums, 2017’s 17 and this year’s ?, which topped the charts upon its release in March.

His personal life had also been the source of controversy. XXX had been awaiting trial on charges of domestic battery, false imprisonment, and aggravated battery of his pregnant girlfriend, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Spotify recently banned his songs from their playlists as part of a “hate content and hateful conduct” policy. After an outcry from key music industry figures including Kendrick Lamar, the streaming service decided to partially change its policy to punish artists for their personal misconduct.

His peers, including Kanye West, J. Cole, Tyga, and 2 Chainz, took to Twitter to send their condolences.

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XXXTentacion Shot in Miami

XXXTentacion was shot in Miami on Monday (June 18).

Eyewitnesses tell TMZ that the 20-year-old rapper appeared lifeless with no pulse.

He was reportedly shopping for motorcycles when a gunman ran up to his vehicle and opened fire as he was leaving. Video from the scene shows him unconscious in the driver’s seat of his BMW i8 before police arrive. Witnesses say they heard multiple shots fired. He has been rushed to a hospital and his condition is currently unknown.

XXX has been awaiting trial for domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend.

His latest album ? was released in March and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

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Drake Surprises Dad with Bentley for Father’s Day

Drake surprised his dad by buying him a Bentley for Father’s Day.

Dennis Graham was at home Sunday when he got a call saying there was a gift outside for him, according to TMZ. When he walked outside, he found a baby blue Bentley, valued at $150,000, parked in his driveway.

The delivery guy told Dennis it was a Father’s Day gift from his son. Dennis then FaceTimed Drake right away to thank him for the pricey whip.

“I am the happiest Dad in America for Father’s Day my wonderful Son graced me with a beautiful Bentley for my day,” Dennis wrote on Instagram. “Thank You so much my baby boy @champagnepapi it just doesn’t get any better than this, I love it son and I Love you.”

Following Pusha-T’s diss “The Story of Adidon,” Dennis defended his famous son. “I don’t know Pusha-T,” he said when asked about the rivalry. “I don’t know anything about anybody named Pusha-T. If I did, I would push their T.”

Drake’s mother, who was also targeted on Pusha’s diss, also weighed in during a recent TMZ interview. “They’re too grown up for that,” said Sandi Graham of the beef.

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Kyrie Irving Pens Heartfelt Apology to Kehlani

Kyrie Irving has penned a heartfelt apology to Kehlani over two years after the couple broke up.

In his Instagram note, the NBA star said the apology is long overdue and shot down rumors that the singer cheated on him with PARTYNEXTDOOR.

“@kehlani I’m sorry, i know this is long over due,” wrote Irving. “I have to speak on this simply because I owe it to you and you deserve the world to see you for you and how beautiful you are inside and out, and not for the attachment to an emotional moment in time where we both had to grow up and learn about our hearts and our souls in a world that judges and adds on fictitious pressure, SN: And also add that we are public figures now on this social media monster of a platform.”

@kehlani I'm sorry, i know this is long over due. I have to speak on this simply because I owe it to you and you deserve the world to see you for you and how beautiful you are inside and out, and not for the attachment to an emotional moment in time where we both had to grow up and learn about our hearts and our souls in a world that judges and adds on fictitious pressure, SN: And also add that we are public figures now on this social media monster of a platform. I do not want anymore negative energy towards her in any way. She did not cheat or intentionally hurt me, she actually did something extremely noble & respectful, but the fact that it's still a lingering narrative is really outdated at this point and as I'm hearing about what people are doing to try and intentionally hurt her on my behalf is bullshit. The lack of understanding of what we went through has bred a lot of unwarranted things happening and I want my supporters to really let her be the great soul I know she is whole heartedly. I'm hearing people are showing up to shows and being disruptive while she performs and when it starts affecting real life progress, the shit has to stop. I am responsible as a leader to guide the young males who follow me in a positive way, & this is long overdue. We only try our hardest to be great humans and the fact that I can love her for how beautiful she is a privilege in its own right, I'm grateful. I want to see her and all individuals be who they truthfully are, unapologetically. #WeAreNotDating #Besties #BeenBesties #NeverStoppedNeverWell

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He continued, “I do not want anymore negative energy towards her in any way. She did not cheat or intentionally hurt me, she actually did something extremely noble & respectful, but the fact that it’s still a lingering narrative is really outdated at this point and as I’m hearing about what people are doing to try and intentionally hurt her on my behalf is bullshit. The lack of understanding of what we went through has bred a lot of unwarranted things happening and I want my supporters to really let her be the great soul I know she is whole heartedly.”

He also encouraged his supporters to stop harassing her. “I’m hearing people are showing up to shows and being disruptive while she performs and when it starts affecting real life progress, the shit has to stop. I am responsible as a leader to guide the young males who follow me in a positive way, & this is long overdue. We only try our hardest to be great humans and the fact that I can love her for how beautiful she is a privilege in its own right, I’m grateful. I want to see her and all individuals be who they truthfully are, unapologetically. #WeAreNotDating #Besties #BeenBesties #NeverStoppedNeverWell.”

During an interview at the MTV Movie + TV Awards over the weekend, the former Cleveland Cavalier explained why he decided to write the open letter.

“She’s an incredible person, and I don’t ever want to see anyone do anything harmful in her way,” he said. “I heard from her and other people that people are coming to her shows, and doing just really obnoxious things. I don’t ever want to see anyone go through that, especially a female like that, and you know, she’s incredibly special. I want the focus to be on her, her career, and that’s it.”

He revealed that he was actually with Kehlani the day he wrote the letter. While they remain friends, they are not romantically involved. “I’m for love, peace, and harmony. I really want to see the world be a better place, and if I could do anything to change that, then I’m gonna do it,” added Irving.

“She’s an incredible person, and I don’t ever want to see anyone do anything harmful in her way. I heard from her and other people that people are coming to her shows, and doing just really obnoxious things. I don’t ever want to see anyone go through that, especially a female like that, and you know, she’s incredibly special. I want the focus to be on her, her career, and that’s it.”

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Vanessa Bell Calloway

Vanessa Bell Calloway tells us about her Bounce TV soap opera, “Saints & Sinners”.

Then, Vanessa talks about her iconic film, “Coming to America” and reveals if she still stays in touch with Eddie Murphy.

Plus, Vanessa dishes about her marriage, motherhood and 30 year friendship with Star Jones.

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Big Daddy Kane “Funkmaster Flex” Freestyle

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Big Daddy Kane’s celebrating 30 years since the release of his stellar debut, Long Live The Kane with a concert this Wednesday at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island in New York. The show is hosted by Doug E. Fresh and DJ’d by Mister Cee. While promoting the event at Hot 97, Mister Cee hopped on the turn tables and the Smooth Operator kicked a freestyle (2:20 mark). Sounds like the BK veteran still got it. Catch Kane at a city near you as well.

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New Music: Mobb Deep “Boom Goes The Canon…”

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It’s still M-O-B-B for life! Back with another drop of his monthly music series, music composer and Broadway musical Hamilton-creator, Lin-Manual Miranda drops a gem on ’em with a rare track from Mobb Deep. On the hostile production, Havoc and the late Prodigy keep it G and come equipped for warfare. Beware.

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Exclusive! Godfrey Stand-Up Special

Regular VladTV guest Godfrey recently did a 30-minute stand-up set live at the world-famous Comedy Cellar in New York City.During his set, Godfrey discusses racism, homeless people, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Africans, and other topics.
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