Lloyd Banks Responds After Rick Ross Takes Shots at Him

Lloyd Banks is rising above it all.

Over the weekend, Rick Ross tried to drag the former G-Unit member into his ongoing feud with 50 Cent. While listening to Banks’ 2004 hit “I’m So Fly,” Rozay took a shot at Banks by questioning his finances.

“Banks, you still got some money?” he asked. “Show us what you livin’ like. If you ain’t got no money, I’ll give you five grand for the Banks name. That might be one of my alias, Danks Sinatra, Dank!”

The MMG boss continued to antagonize Banks by suggesting a name for his next album, Victim of Circumstance, seemingly inspired by his relationship with 50.

But if Ross was hoping to get a response from Banks, he may be disappointed. On Monday, the Queens rapper said he wanted no part in the drama.

“I’ll NEVER join the circus..so don’t expect it from me..peace & love,” he tweeted.

Ross’ comments come after he scored a legal victory against 50 Cent. In 2015, 50 sued Ross over an unauthorized remix of “In Da Club” on Ross’ Renzel Remixes mixtape. He was seeking upwards of $2 million from Rozay for using the beat without his permission. Earlier this month, a judge dismissed the five-year-old case and ruled that 50 didn’t have the right to personally sue since he didn’t own copyright to the song.

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New Video: NLE Choppa “Made It Happen”

We made it.

NLE Choppa done made it happen. But to watch him tell it, here’s the latest video off his Top Shotta album.

In the sentimental clip, NLE Choppa reflects on overcoming tragedies and struggles from inside the studio. Here, he hits the booth and even the piano. Elsewhere, he takes a moment to reflect in the back of a car, his bedroom, and up on the roof with the squad.

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Monica Returns with New Single ‘Trenches’ Featuring Lil Baby

Ahead of tonight’s highly-anticipated Verzuz showdown with Brandy, Monica returns with new music.

For the first time in her 25-year career, the R&B icon teams up with the legendary Neptunes on her new single “Trenches” featuring ATL’s own Lil Baby. On the title track from her upcoming album, Monica separates the real from the fake while repping “gang gang.”

“Baby, when the hype get cold / Superficial people in your life get ghost,” she sings, while Baby keeps it 100 on his closing verse. “I’ll go down in history being real / Never square / Never played the victim and I probably never will / I just wish that you was here.”

Taking to Instagram, Monica reflected on her long-awaited collaboration with Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. “For MANY years I’ve dreamed of working with The Neptune’s,” she said. “Admiring their ability to remain current yet timeless as well as their bond & brotherhood because loyalty is fleeting in this business !!”

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Monica’s debut album Miss Thang. She is now readying her 9th studio album Trenches, her first since 2005’s Code Red, which will mark a return to her roots.

“Smiling from the inside out !!!! I can’t wait for y’all to hear my music !!!” said Monica. “It may be more truth than some can handle LOL… The old me definitely payed the booth a visit!!”

Monica and Brandy will celebrate their storied careers during tonight’s Verzuz, streaming live on Apple Music and Instagram starting at 8 p.m. EST.

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Kanye West Says He’s Richer Than Donald Trump

Kanye West can’t be bought.

The billionaire rapper sat down with Nick Cannon for an episode of his “Cannon’s Class” podcast where they bonded over their recent controversies and addressed reports that Kanye’s bid for the presidency is part of a strategy from Republican activists to siphon votes from Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

At one point, Cannon asked Ye if he was in “cahoots” with the GOP and was getting paid to “be a distraction.” However, Kanye brushed off the claims. “Bro, can’t nobody pay me,” he said. “I got more money than Trump.”

The Yeezy mogul, who has renounced his support for the president, recently claimed that he is worth close to $5 billion.

In a previous interview with Forbes, Kanye was asked whether his presidential campaign was designed to damage Biden’s chances. “I’m not denying it,” he said.

Despite missing the deadline to get on the ballot in many states, Kanye is still determined to win the presidency. “I’m not running for president. I’m walking,” he told Nick.

The full episode of “Cannon’s Class” with Kanye will be released tomorrow.

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New Video: Big Sean “Harder Than My Demons”

Oh God.

Big Sean’s overcoming demons all year round in the uplifting music video to his new single.

Produced by Mike WiLL Made-It, the accompanying finds Sean Don recollecting life’s journey from inside a columbarium to various seasonal sets including autumn leaves, arctic ice, cherry blossoms and a sunset. The clip also features religious scenes including a baptism, prayers, kids fitted for angelic wings, as well as symbolic imagery including a burning noose, balloons, iced-grills, money, a tragic shooting, and more.

The track follows Big Sean’s previous single “Deep Reverence” with the late Nipsey Hussle. Both are set to appear on his upcoming album, Detroit 2 dropping Friday (September 4).

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Big Sean Drops ‘Harder Than My Demons’

With just five days until Detroit 2 drops, Big Sean delivers his new song and video for “Harder Than My Demons.”

Over the Mike WiLL Made-It and DJ Khalil-produced track, Sean Don reflects on his evolution and faith, while Justin Bieber makes an uncredited vocal cameo at the end.

“No more breaks, dawg / It’s time to break hearts,” Sean raps on the inspirational anthem. “I don’t take disrespect, I take charge / I’m in the mirror looking at a work of art.”

He also shares his thoughts on vaccinations (“No sir, I don’t even do flu shots”) and brushes off his haters. “But I gotta thank God though / ‘Cause he got me working harder than my demons,” declares Sean.

In the powerful video, he takes a look in the mirror while experiencing a rebirth.

Last week, Sean teased his Lil Wayne collaboration “Don Life” and released his Nipsey Hussle collaboration “Deep Reverence.”

Detroit 2 marks the sequel to Sean’s 2012 mixtape. “When I was making Detroit 2, I felt like I was returning to my roots but with a stronger foundation. The music reminded me of the Detroit mixtape while I was making it,” he told New York magazine. “But I think people will be able to relate to [the album] wherever they’re from. Detroit is an inclusive city. A lot of people haven’t been, but Detroit is fun, man. That shit is the best. It ain’t bougie. It ain’t Hollywood. We real people from there.”

It’s been over three years since Sean’s last solo album, I Decided, but he won’t keep fans waiting again. “After this album, I don’t think that I’m going to be done again for a long time. I’m inspired to keep going,” he said.

Detroit 2 arrives Friday.

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