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Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, & T.I. to Judge Netflix Hip-Hop Competition

Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and T.I. are looking for rap’s next superstar.

The rappers have signed on as judges for Netflix’s “Rhythm + Flow,” a 10-part hip-hop talent search that is set to debut on the streaming service in 2019.

The competition series is being executive produced by John Legend and his Get Lifted Film Co., along with Jeff Gaspin, Jesse Collins, Nikki Boella, Jeff Pollack, Mike Jackson, and Ty Stiklorius. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will find and foster undiscovered hip-hop talent throughout multiple cities.

Cardi B, Chance, and T.I. will serve as the three main judges and executive producers, while additional artists and industry personalities will be announced leading up to the premiere.

Auditions are already underway. Chance posted an Instagram ad looking for hip-hop artists who are “unsigned, dedicated, and ready.” They can apply at RhythmAndFlowAuditions.com.

According to T.I., the show will be unlike any other. “You’ve never seen a show like this and with us as judges, the authenticity is gonna be through the roof,” said Tip, while Cardi asked, “DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES ??”

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Kanye’s in Trouble with Lorde

Lorde called out Kanye West for stealing her stage design, which looked similar to Lorde’s 2017 Coachella performance.

Then, Soap star Vanessa Marcil is slamming her ex, Brian Austin Green for allegedly cutting their son out of his life.

Plus, Celine Dion launched her new children’s clothing line “Celine Nu Nu”, but the commercial for the line has everyone confused.

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Vivienne Westwood via 260 Sample Sale

What Wendy’s Wearing:

•Brown chalck check pinstripe “Wilma” dress by Vivienne Westwood via 260 Sample Sale

•Khaki balconnet “Marcie” Bra by Panache

•Caramel fishnet tights by Nude Barre

Wendy’s personal explosion of luxury!

•Black bling readers by Wendy Williams Collection for HSN

•Grey patent leather pointed toe flats by Balenciaga

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Video: Moneybagg Yo feat. J. Cole – ‘Say Na’

Let’s get it. J. Cole teams up with Moneybagg Yo in the video for his RESET standout “Say Na.”

The Memphis rapper brings it home in the three-minute clip. He gives a peek into his flashy lifestyle, making it rain at the laundromat before sitting down for a feast. Cole World also pays his collaborator a visit at the laundromat. Sporting matching plaid jackets, they exchange bars.

“Ni**as look real, but they silicone / Tough titty, got a redbone,” he raps. “And the head strong / Like Biggie said, ‘Boy, you dead wrong.’”

“Say Na” appears on RESET, Moneybagg Yo’s third release of 2018, which also features appearances from Future, Kodak Black, YG, Jeremih, Kevin Gates, and more.

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6ix9ine’s Record Label Loses Half-a-Million Dollars on Video Shoot

6ix9ine’s record label is taking an L on his recent video shoot.

Last Thursday (Nov. 8), gunfire erupted on set of Tekashi’s video at an $80 million Beverly Hills mansion. As a result, the shoot was canceled and the rapper’s record label, Universal Music Group, has incurred a loss of nearly half-a-million dollars.

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According to TMZ, Universal spent more than $480,000 to fund the video shoot that was supposed to feature Nicki Minaj and Kanye West. But production came to a halt after around eight shots were fired and at least one bullet went through a bedroom window.

Photos from the set show the mansion windows covered in Tekashi’s signature rainbow colors. There are currently no plans to reschedule or reshoot, so Universal will end up eating the cost.

Tekashi had also reportedly hired the two strip club bartenders who are suing Cardi B to appear in the clip for the song off his upcoming album Dummy Boy, due Nov. 23.

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Toni Braxton Talks Birdman, Family & Upcoming Wedding

Toni Braxton dishes about her new Lifetime movie “Every Day Is Christmas”.

Then, Toni opens up about her relationship with Birdman and reveals how their friendship turned into love.

Plus, how are things between Toni and her sisters?

And, don’t miss what Toni reveals is the “soft & pinkest” thing about Birdman and which sister will be her maid of honor.

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Migos Dabs to Whitney Houston in ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Preview

Migos is bringing the Culture to “Carpool Karaoke.”

The Atlanta trio rode along with James Corden for a new installment of the popular “Late Late Show” series. With Quavo riding shotgun and Offset and Takeoff in the backseat, they sang along to hits like “Bad and Boujee” and counted up stacks of cash, amounting to over $170,000.

In the preview clip, Migos and Corden also hit up a high-end clothing store where Corden announced, “We’ll be paying cash!”

But the highlight was when they broke out into a dance session in the car while singing along to Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” and dabbing at the same time.

The full “Carpool Karaoke” with Migos will air tonight on “The Late Late Show.” Watch a sneak peek below.

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What We Learned from Michelle Obama’s Honesty in ‘Becoming’

By Joanne Rosa

Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s long awaited memoir is finally available. Becoming uncovers Michelle’s life layer by layer, sparing no details about her childhood, relationship with Barack Obama, infertility, dealing with criticism while being First Lady, and more.

 

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We’re finally here! I’m so excited to share my memoir with all of you today! As I’ve reflected on my journey, I’ve learned so much about where I came from, about the people and moments that shaped me, about all of the struggles and the growth along the way. But mostly, I learned to embrace the fullness of my story—every bit of it. As I write in the preface, “Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.” I hope this book is meaningful to you, even in the smallest of ways. I hope you find something in it that resonates with your life. Most of all, I hope that each of you can embrace the beauty of who you are, and I wish you all the best in your own process of becoming. Go to becomingmichelleobama.com and share your own #IAmBecoming story with me.

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Here are our top three takeaways from Michelle Obama’s honesty in Becoming.

She Grew Up Humble & Stayed Humble

 

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Michelle LaVaughn Robinson grew up in a working class neighborhood. She lived in a home that her family inherited from previous generations of Robinsons. Like many in her neighborhood, she came from a working class family. Her father, Fraser, was transparent with Michelle and her brother Craig about their finances. Michelle once watched her father show Craig the money he earned and how much they had left to live on after paying bills.

In her memoir, Michelle isn’t afraid to publicize her adolescent experiences and also opens up about raising Malia and Sasha to be the adults she hopes they become. “Sometimes we treat our children too preciously because of the issues they’ve dealt with,” Michelle told InStyle. “I can’t cherish you to death… You can’t be so afraid that life will break them that you don’t prepare them for life.”

She Strived for Success in All Aspects of Life

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“I was a box checker,” Michelle admitted in an interview with Robin Roberts on ABC’s 20/20. She was intuitive, vigilant, and pushed through any obstacle that crossed her path. By 25, Michelle created a thorough game plan for her life, outlining her path to succeed. She got into Princeton, went to law school at Harvard, and worked at Sidley law firm. She swore off men so she could focus on her career.

If that wasn’t enough, it should speak volumes that Michelle was Barack Obama’s mentor when he was a first year law student and she wasn’t impressed! Let’s just say everyone was falling all over Barack and he was late to his first mentor meeting with Michelle. “Is he trifling?” Michelle told Robin. “The black man’s gonna be late on the first day?” She became drawn to him but resisted his advances for months, holding onto the view that he was off limits. Once she came to realize that they were both on the same path of success, she was open to letting him into her life a little more each day.

One of her biggest obstacles in life was being true to herself while trying to excel in her career. Of course she surpassed all of her expectations. It wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for willpower to do more then just survive, but to thrive and make a real difference.

She Was Honest About Her Experience With Infertility & Marriage Difficulties

Barack & Michelle Obama

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Even the most successful married couple in America can run into trying times in their relationship, and it would take more than an ice cream coated kiss to make it all OK. Keeping in tune with her straight-shooting candor (our kid of woman), Michelle opened up about struggles she faced in her marriage with Barack.

“It turns out that even two committed go-getters with a deep love and robust work ethic can’t will themselves into being pregnant,” Michelle detailed in Becoming. Women don’t talk about their experience with infertility enough, and having the conversations are long overdue. For a long time Michelle felt broken because of failed efforts to get pregnant on her own, and living through a traumatic miscarriage. “The biological clock is real, because egg production is limited,” Michelle declared to ABC’s Robin Roberts. “I think it’s the worst thing we do to each other as women is not share the truth about our bodies, and how they work, and how they don’t work.” Through the help of IVF, the former first daughters, Malia and Sasha, were born.

Michelle was also open about the marital troubles she and the former president had. Through counseling, the Obamas learned to communicate better as partners in life, and it made Michelle realize that she was the only one responsible for her happiness. Michelle and Barack love each other, they set a remarkable example of what a marriage should be, and they weren’t afraid to get help to work through their issues and make their marriage stronger.

 

Becoming is available for purchase today!

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