TIDAL: Kirk Franklin vs. Fred Hammond

Can they get a witness?

Healing and uplifting the spirits of all, Verzuz took us to church this Sunday evening for the first gospel celebration with Kirk Franklin and Fred Hammond.

Opened with a sermon with Bishop T.D. Jakes, and the two gospel legends in coordinating “I Can’t Breathe” and “I Can’t Breathe Again” t-shirts stood side by side to play and perform 43 songs.

During the live celebration, Marvin Sapp made an appearance to sing “Never Would Have Made It” with Franklin on the keys and stuck around for Commissioned’s “King of Glory” with Hammond. Tamela Mann also blessed the session with her presence for a live performance of “Take Me to the King”.

Brought to you by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, Verzuz, is a musical battle between two elite invited artists, which has has featured countless battles including the grown and sexy 112 vs. Jagged Edge, the soundclash between Bounty Killer vs Beenie Man, Ludacris vs. Nelly, the first ladies, Erykah Badu vs Jill Scott, the record-breaking R&B bout, Babyface vs. Teddy Riley.

Verzuz also included Swizz Beatz and TimbalandBoi-1da vs Hit-BoyThe-Dream vs Sean GarrettNe-Yo vs. Johnta AustinMannie Fresh vs. Scott StorchT-Pain vs. Lil Jon, and the Hip Hop favorite, RZA vs DJ Premier.

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Gunna ‘Wunna’ Tops Billboard Charts

Number one Wunna.

Gunna just scored his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts with his latest album, Wunna.

Released last week, the album moved 111,000 equivalent album units in its first week with 4,000 of the sum in album sales. The set’s tracks clocked 143.6 million on-demand streams.

Gunna previous charts on the Billboard 100 made it on the Top 10. His last release, Drip or Drown 2, debuted at No. 3 last March and back in October of 2018, his and Lil Baby’s Joint LP, Drip Harder, debuted at No. 4. Congrats!

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Faith Evans Arrested for Allegedly Attacking Stevie J

Faith Evans was arrested after she allegedly attacked her husband Stevie J.

Police were called to the 46-year-old singer and 48-year-old producer’s Los Angeles home around 1 a.m. this week after a heated argument that reportedly turned violent, according to TMZ.

When cops arrived, they noticed visible marks and scratches on Stevie’s face. Evans was arrested and booked for felony domestic violence. She was released on bond the same day.

It’s unclear what triggered the argument, but the arrest follows rumors that their marriage was in trouble. They unfollowed each other on social media last year and Stevie sent out a series of cryptic tweets. “Drunk people always speak their truth,” he wrote in one, adding, “Cherish what you love just know nothing will last forever.”

The couple, who’ve known each other since 1996, is set to celebrate their second wedding anniversary in July.

Neither Evans nor Stevie has addressed the arrest. The “Love Like This” singer was charged with cocaine and marijuana possession in 2004 and was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in 2010.

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J. Cole Attends George Floyd Protest

J. Cole marches for justice.

The North Carolina rapper was among those protesting the death of George Floyd in his hometown of Fayetteville on Saturday afternoon. Wearing a mask, Cole tried to keep a low profile while standing in a crowd of protesters that started at a local Walmart.

The protest was organized by Rakeem Jones, who was in the headlines after he was punched in the face at a Trump rally. Fayetteville mayor Mitch Colvin also attended the rally.

Protests spread across the country. In Los Angeles, Tinashe hit the streets to demand justice for Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis. “The protest I participated in yesterday in DTLA was non violent. We were there to protest police brutality and black lives, period,” said Tinashe, who held a “Black Lives Matter” sign.

Ariana Grande was also spotted in the streets of Beverly Hills with a “Black Lives Matter” sign, while Machine Gun Kelly marched with a message: “Silence is betrayal.”

Fresh off the release of his new album Lil Boat 3, Lil Yachty addressed the destruction in his hometown of Atlanta while spreading a peaceful message to residents. “It’s unfortunate that we gotta do this just to show our frustration,” he said. “We gon’ stick together, ’cause that’s most important, whether you’re black, whether you’re white, green, yellow, purple, we together.”

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LAPD Cop Car Set on Fire By "Protesters" Was Allegedly Staged

So far, protests over the death of George Floyd by ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has resulted in a nationwide backlash against police at demonstrations. Along with that, there have been many reports of people setting cop cars on fire during the protests. https://www.vladtv.com/article/262821/update-chauvin-charged-with-third-degree-murder-for-death-of-george-floyd
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Exclusive: TK Kirkland: Tekashi Snitching & Coming Home to Millions is Like a Fairytale

Part 3: TK Kirkland on Tekashi 69 Calling Snoop Dogg a Snitch, Sharing PaperworkPart 1: TK Kirkland: The Feds Protect Tekashi from Getting Cracked in the Head——–In this clip, TK Kirkland and Vlad discussed Tekashi coming home and stirring up commotion within the music industry. https://www.vladtv.com/article/262809/tk-kirkland-on-tekashi-69-calling-snoop-dogg-a-snitch-sharing-paperwork
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