Buddy is on his way to the top. And now that his debut album. Harlan & Alondra, finally penciled in for July 20, the rising star from Compton takes to the clear port in his new video with Ty Dolla $ign. Everybody pay up.
Cardi B and Offset are putting their love on the cover of Rolling Stone.
In anticipation of their first child together, the power couple opens up about their relationship and their daughter-to-be on their first magazine cover together. Writer Vanessa Grigoriadis traveled to the rappers’ home in Atlanta to speak to them as they embark on the next big chapter in their lives.
In the interview, Cardi recalls the moment she find out she was pregnant. When a home pregnancy test came back positive, she immediately FaceTimed Offset. “He was like, ‘What? Are you sure?’ ” she says. “I said, ‘Yeah.’ And then he just started smiling really hard.”
While Offset wanted her to keep the baby, her friends and team were apprehensive. “It was like, ‘You can’t do this. This might fuck up your career.’”
Cardi will hit the road with Bruno Mars in September, but despite her busy schedule, she plans to be a hands-on mother. “I don’t want to miss one second,” she says. “I don’t want to miss no smiles, I don’t want to miss no new movement, I don’t want the baby to confuse me and the babysitter.”
She wants to teach her daughter English, Spanish, and French, and the two will become best friends. “I’m going to tell her everything. Everything,” she says.
In addition to expanding his family, Offset is planning his musical evolution. He plans to drop more solo tracks this summer, including collaborations with 21 Savage and Metro Boomin.
Cardi on internet trolls: “These people who want to take food out of my mouth, and my future child’s mouth and my parents’ mouth – for what?”
Offset on Cardi: “We really love each other. She’s real. I wanted real. I also wanted successful.”
Offset on what he’s learned from Cardi: “That’s what I need to work on — my charisma in front of people.”
Offset on his career: “Everything has to be tight. It’s got to be a masterpiece like Michael Jackson’s, the same way he treated his music, his dance moves, his stage presence, his outfit, his hair, makeup, whatever it was.”
Offset on what they like to do together: “We work. With a day off, we’ll be in bed all day, just enjoying each other’s company. It ain’t about going to no movie, no dinner, nothing. We can go eat McDonald’s or Wendy’s. She might want a chocolate Frosty. We done so much bizarre shit with each other – rings and cars and chains. We got that out of the way.”
Cardi on Trump: “Every artist has explained how harmful he is. He has made divisions in this country – he almost made a crazy civil war between the blacks and the whites. He has proven himself to be a madman so many times, and proven himself to be disrespectful to women, and that still hasn’t gotten him impeached.” Then she adds, “Clinton got impeached for cheating on his wife, and it’s so clear that this ni**a has sex with so many porn stars, and he’s just been shown to be a dickhead, and it’s like, ‘Nope.’”
Cardi on why she supports the right to bear arms: “God forbid, the government tries to take us over, and we can’t defend ourselves because we don’t have no weapons. How do you think American colonizers went to Africa and it was so easy for them to get those people? Because they had guns. No matter what weapon you have, you can’t beat a gun. They have weapons like nuclear bombs that we don’t have. So imagine us not having any weapons at all.”
Cardi on exposing her child on social media: “My feelings get hurt when people online talking about family members. I think I’ll kill somebody if somebody talking about my child like that.”
A Los Angeles memorial for XXXTentacion on Tuesday night (June 19) turned unruly as fans gathered in the streets of West Hollywood to remember the late rapper.
According to the Los Angeles Times, up to 1,000 people gathered at Melrose and Spaulding avenues. Some jumped off rooftops and others formed a mosh pit. Multiple people piled on top of a vehicle and rode it down the street, obstructing traffic.
According to Hollywood Scanner (via Variety), the crowd became “increasingly aggressive,” jumping on top of a news van, swarming vehicles, and throwing things at police. Some attendees held a candlelight vigil in the middle of the street, while others set off fireworks.
The flash mob, which was publicized on social media, was eventually shut down by law enforcement. Around 9 p.m., police officers in tactical gear formed a line along a crosswalk and used tear gas to disperse the crowd. One officer was struck by a rock.
“They did shoot something into the crowd, probably bean bags,” said Los Angeles Police Officer Tony Im.
Jay Rock continues to deliver visuals off his new album Redemption. Following “WIN” and “The Bloodiest,” the TDE rapper re-ups with another video for “OSOM” featuring J. Cole.
The dark and suspenseful clip, directed by Jack Begert and Dave Free of The Little Homies, opens with Rock and Cole in a motel room after a bloody incident. As Jay washes the blood off his hands, they concoct a plan and hide their stash of cash.
But paranoia sets in as Rock rides through the city feeling as though someone is out to get him. Cole also feels as though he’s being watched when he goes to the gas station and visits his girl’s crib. While Rock thinks it’s some bad weed, Cole informs him that it might be more than that.
In the final scene, a burning shopping cart rolls by and two men pull up on them with guns. The screen flashes “out of time.”
Jay Rock’s third album Redemption is out now featuring additional appearances from Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Future, and Jeremih.
R. Kelly’s time may finally be up. His assistant, publicist, and lawyer recently quit, and they’re all female.
Tom Joyner vowed to stop playing his music. A group of powerful women of color, including Shonda Rhimes, Eva Longoria, Ava Duvernay, Kerry Washington, and Viola Davis announced a campaign to help “#MuteRKelly.”
Wendy tells us about her meeting with R. Kelly a few weeks ago and asks the audience if she should invite him to the purple couch.
Then, Kanye West wants to use the mugshot of the doctor who operated on his mother before she died as the cover of his new album.
Plus, “Jersey Shore”’s Ronnie Magro-Ortiz and his girlfriend broke up after a very public, nasty fight and yesterday they got into a physical fight, which played out on Instagram live.
The tragic passing of XXXTentacion has naturally been the topic of discussion since he was gunned down on Monday afternoon near Deerfield Beach, Fl. A vigil took place at the site of X’s murder and memorials were held in his honor across the country, most notably in Los Angeles. https://www.vladtv.com/article/246429/update-xxxtentacion-dead-at-20-after-being-shot-in-florida