Rick Ross Squashes Beef with Drake

Peace prevails, according to Renzel.

Despite past disagreements, Rick Ross says he’s squashed his beef with Drake. Speaking to “Best Seat in the House,” the Maybach Music Group MC explains how they settled their issues.

“We actually sat down,” he said. “Shoutout to J. Prince. We wasn’t even discussing anything negative. By the time we get in the room, it’s so much other things going on, that it’s already, ‘Let’s get on some money.’ But I had to make sure we sat down to have some sort of understanding. Most definitely. It’s all about trying to touch nine figures. Anything going the other direction, you may get eaten.”

The Ross/Drake feud appeared to begin when Rozay’s MMG spitter Meek Mill was at war with Drizzy. Although some thought Renzel sent subliminals at the 6 God, he claims he tried to stay out of the beef.

“When Meek and Drake did begin to have slight differences, I’m pretty sure if Drake was with anybody else’s camp other than Cash Money, I may have been more vocal about it, but I seen it was the two little homies,” he said. “I seen what it was — and it was smooth. I ain’t trippin’.”

In October of 2015, as fans claimed the 6 God defeated Meek in their battle, Rozay disagreed. “Ain’t nobody get bodied,” he said. “If you think that was bodied, you buggin’. That’s light work. We got more money we finna go get.”

Then, in August of last year, Ross said he was still riding with Meek in the Drizzy feud. “If you assuming that I respect whoever your big homies is, you wrong,” he appeared to tell Drake. “For my dog, it’s whatever if it’s gonna be whatever. If it’s gotta go there, Renzel gon’ jump off the porch on your ass.”

Prior to this, Drake and Ross were frequent collaborators, working together on tracks like “I’m On One,” “Pop That,” “Fed Up,” “Aston Martin Music,” “No New Friends,” “Deuces (Remix),” “Lord Knows,” and “Stay Schemin,” just to name a few.

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CeeLo Green Remixes Childish Gambino’s ‘Redbone’

Donald Glover’s infectious “Redbone” gets the remix treatment from CeeLo Green. On Tuesday (May 2), the crooner-MC unleashed his own raunchy version of the Awaken, My Love! single.

“Come on,” he pleads. “Baby, come on over / Just throw some’n on / Don’t worry about your hair or makeup, come home / I’m ’bout to set myself on fire.”

As the steamy track progresses, CeeLo adds: “Pull up on it / Tell me that you want me / It’s so much warmer inside.”

CeeLo’s remix game is on full display this year. His “Redbone” remix follows February’s hilarious “Jay Z’s Girl,” a modern take on Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl,” inspired by Beyoncé. That song and December’s “F*ck Me I’m Famous” were both credited to Green’s new alter ego, Gnarly Davidson.

This Saturday (May 6), CeeLo and his Goodie Mob family will be at the Birmingham Funkfest in Alabama. The event’s bill also includes Erykah Badu, Babyface, Joe, and Juvenile.

Listen to CeeLo’s take on “Redbone” (via Digital Trends) below.

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Travis Scott Fan Hospitalized After Jumping Off Balcony

It’s not so lit for a Travis Scott fan who was seriously injured at the rapper’s New York concert on Sunday (Apr. 30).

According to several reports, multiple fans jumped off second-floor balconies at the Terminal 5 event. At least one of them was encouraged to jump by Scott himself. “They gon’ catch you,” he told one fan. “Don’t be scared!”

However, a different fan saw a more dangerous ending to the stunt. This particular concertgoer hung off of the third-level balcony, before dropping to the ground. The man was hospitalized and, while his condition is not officially known, TMZ reports that he suffered “injuries including a possible broken leg and fractured back.”

At the time of the incident, Scott asked to see the fan in an effort to give him a ring off his own hand. “Take this ring,” he said, though it appears the fan was unable to stand on his own. “Hey, pick him up. Pick his ass up. Give him this ring. I gotta put this ring on him.”

Now, the incident has brought new concerns to light. “The safety of everyone is held in the highest regard and we are currently conducting an internal investigation to ensure that this does not happen again,” said a spokesperson for Travis. “We are deeply concerned about the guest who was injured and intend to offer him our support.”

Scott has remained in touch with the fan and is receiving reports on his health, according to the rep.

Tonight, La Flame’s “Birds Eye View Tour” continues in Pittsburgh. Later this year, he will head out on the road with Kendrick Lamar and D.R.A.M. as part of “The DAMN. Tour.”

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DWTS RECAP: Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy the Dance-Off!

Old school Hollywood was on full display last night during Dancing with the Stars “A Night at the Movies” theme. The choreographer of La La Land, Mandy Moore, was the guest judge.

Nancy Kerrigan saw herself in jeopardy last week and she could have easily broken down for the remainder of the competition, but she did the exact opposite. Nancy said she has no more time for worrying in this competition. She told ET that she wants to win “badly.” She has the dedication of a winning Olympian, so, it’s very possible Nancy could bring home the mirror ball trophy.

Little sneak peak of our dance for Monday night @dancingabc #dwts @nancyakerrigan

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Nick Viall was dropped to the bottom of the scoreboard last week, so he and Pete are treating this dance like it’s their last. However, that doesn’t mean they’ve given up. Peta brought in her secret weapon: Maks. It looks like we haven’t seen the last of him and Nick hopes to see more of him beyond DWTS. They have a serious bromance going on. It was a great learning experience for Nick to see a professional male dancer do his routine. Let’s hope all of it translates on the dance floor!

Normani has been killing it on the scoreboard, but now her back is killing her. Even though Normani is 20 years old, she has been taking on some advance dance moves in the competition. It’s no wonder she’s hurting. Normani went to the doctor to get an X-ray and they discovered she has a significant strain to part of her back. The doctor said she doesn’t have to drop out of the competition, but she should change her dance routine to something less straining and recommends taking medication while competing. Normani admitted, “this is the most unprepared I’ve felt.” Normani wants to be the best, so she will fight through the pain.

Shooting the cover for our Foreign Film Argentine Tango this week #teamvalmani #dwts

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ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" - Season 24 - Portraits

Bonner Bolton with Sharna Burgess
“Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes” by Aaron Copland
Paso Doblé
It only seemed fitting that Bonner was given the Western genre last night. Bonner came out guns blazing, as Len explained. Mandy is proud of how much Bonner has grown during this competition, and said he held his own throughout the dance. Bruno noticed he should loosen his joints a bit more. Carrie Ann thought there was too much going on in the production for Bonner to shine through how he should have. Bonner is just thrilled to have made it to week seven.
Carrie Ann-7
SCORE: 29/40

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Nancy Kerrigan with Artem Chigvintsev
“Oh, Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison
Mandy was impressed with Artem’s ability to tell a story through dance and thought Nancy was “impeccable.” She did have one small correction for Nancy, and of course it had to do with her shoulders. Bruno fell in love with Nancy and her grand entrance. Carrie Ann thinks Nancy has blossomed the most in the competition and loves whatever happened to her since last week. Len thought the dance “was a pretty good tango.”
Carrie Ann-9
SCORE: 36/40

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Simone Biles with Sasha Farber
“Charleston” by Bob Wilson & His Varsity Rhythm Boys
Silent Film
Simone and Sasha brought all if their energy to stage last night. Bruno was impressed with all of Simone’s tricks during the dance. Carrie Ann told viewers how this was a very difficult dance and Simone did extremely well. Mandy agreed with everything the judges said, but noticed that it appears she goes on “auto pilot” when she is dancing. Mandy suggested that Simone try to be in the moment.
Carrie Ann-10
SCORE: 37/40

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Nick Viall with Peta Murgatroyd
“Dangerous” by David Guetta featuring Sam Martin
Argentine Tango
Carrie Ann said the dance was hot, but they won’t be getting a great score form her because there were a lot of missteps. Len liked the aggression Nick showed in the song. Of course, Mandy’s favorite part was Peta’s awesome storytelling through the choreography. She also revealed she finally saw Nick as a dancer last night, and not Nick from the Bachelor. Bruno loved that Nick was in the moment and thought he did well. Nick was looking forward to the dance, and was disappointed that his leg calves started to cramp up during the song. He thinks it was due to dehydration. Either way, this was still Nick’s favorite dance yet.
Carrie Ann-8
SCORE: 34/40

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Rashad Jennings with Emma Slater
“O Fortuna” by Carl Orff
Paso Doblé
Len commented on how sloppy parts of the dance were, but thought the dance was just as epic as the music. Mandy reminded Rashad of her tips in week one on “how to let the dance be in your body and perform for us.” Mandy can safely say Rashad has figured it out. Bruno was a huge fan of the gothic vibes and the passion throughout the dance. Carrie Ann liked the story and hated to admit that Rashad needs to work on his posture. The posture is the missing link to Rashad’s success.
Carrie Ann-9
SCORE: 37/40

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David Ross with Lindsay Arnold
“Universal Mind Control” by Common
Sci Fi
Sci Fi and salsa don’t exactly sound like they go together, but David and Lindsay made the best of it. The dance was fun and spacey. David’s biggest critique from all of the judges was his flat feet. Mandy tried to put it into baseball terms for David to understand, so we will have to wait and see if she got through to him. The other overall comment was that David’s hips needed work. Even though David never missed a step in the routine, he needs to work on making his steps fluid.
Carrie Ann-8
SCORE: 32/40

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Normani Kordei with Valentin Chmerkovskiy
“Quizàs, Quizàs, Quizàs” by Andrea Bocelli featuring Jennifer Lopez
Argentine Tango
Bruno gives the Academy Award for best movie night dance to Normani and Valentin! Carrie Ann said Normani deserves immunity for her dance; it was pure beauty. Len said this could be the best dance of the season. Mandy was seriously impressed by Normani’s leg strength. Normani received a perfect score, and is able to relax for the night.
Carrie Ann-10

It’s a double elimination, which means the couple with the highest score, Normani and Val, are immune to the dance-off. The rest of the couples must compete. Here’s how it works: Two couples dance on the floor at the same time, to the same music, and the same dance style. The judges pick which one performed it better. The second highest scoring couple picks another couple to challenge, and that couple picks the dance style. When a couple wins the dance-off, two points are added to their total score. There will definitely be a lot of strategy in this part of the game.

Simone and Rashad are tied for second highest score. Since Simone has the highest cumulative score, she gets to go first, and pick her competitor. It looks like it will be a battle of the Olympians! Simone and Nancy are going head to head, and Nancy picked the cha cha. Rashad picked next chose fellow athele with David. The two will dance to the jive. This leaves Nick and Bonner to compete while dancing the rumba.

Simone vs. Nancy
America’s Vote: 63% Simone and Sasha
Carrie Ann-Simone and Sasha
Len- Simone and Sasha
Mandy- Simone and Sasha
Bruno- Simone and Sasha
WINNER: Simone and Sasha (NEW SCORE: 39/40)

Rashad vs. David
America’s Vote: 54% Rashad and Emma
Carrie Ann-Rashad and Emma
Len- Rashad and Emma
Mandy- Rashad and Emma
Bruno- Rashad and Emma
WINNER: Rashad and Emma (NEW SCORE: 39/40)

Nick vs. Bonner
America’s Vote: 62% Bonner and Sharna
Carrie Ann-Bonner and Sharna
Len- Bonner and Sharna
Mandy- Bonner and Sharna
Bruno-Nick and Peta

Now that the dance-off is done, everyone finds out who is in jeopardy based on last week’s numbers. The three couples in jeopardy are David Ross with Lindsay Arnold, Nancy Kerrigan with Artem Chigvintsev, and Nick Viall with Peta Murgatroyd.

David is safe. Nancy and Nick took their final bows.

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Protesters Pelt Portland Police with Pepsi Cans During May Day Parade

Portland’s annual May Day march devolved into violence on Monday, May 1, when what began as a civil demonstration, gave way to clashes with police that resulted in 25 arrests. When it was all said and done and the amount of black-clad demonstrators dissipated, the streets were littered with trash and several small fires. Numerous individuals suffered injuries in the mix, including a Portland Fire & Rescue paramedic who was struck by a full can of Pepsi.

Since its removal by Pepsi, protesters around the country have been mocking the failed Kylie Jenner commercial that showed her using a can of soda to make peace with an officer. They have shown up at marches and rallies, and local government functions with Pepsis to give out to politicians and police officers, despite the often hostile engagement that pitted them against one another. Such was the case on Monday, only, those who came to challenge the city’s law enforcement weren’t handing Pepsi cans out, they were throwing them at officers. The police were also forced to contend with rocks, lead balls, fireworks, smoke bombs and Molotov cocktails.

The chaos all went down as soon as families and more passive demonstrators followed the advice of police who had anticipated tensions would boil over, and left before the march permit expired. From that point on an effort to clear the streets ensued, with officers flooding the streets to back the protesters down. According to the police report, protesters had been chanting, “Let’s get rowdy,” as they traveled along the marching route. By nightfall, a number of garbage cans had been set ablaze, and storefront windows and newspaper stands were busted. Those taken into custody were slammed with a range of charges, including disorderly conduct, rioting, arson, vandalism, theft, and assault.

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Jessica Seinfeld Recipes

Berry Clafouti
Serves 6 | Active Time: 10 min | Total Time: 1 hour

Unsalted butter, for the baking dish
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, plus more for the baking dish
4 cups mixed raspberries and blackberries
11/4 cups whole milk
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup almond meal/flour
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Preheat the oven (with the oven rack in the middle) to 350°F. Butter a 2-quart shallow baking dish. Sprinkle a little sugar in the dish and shake to coat the bottom and up the sides.

Arrange the berries in a single layer over the bottom of the dish.

In a blender, combine the milk, eggs, 1⁄2 cup of the sugar, the vanilla, flour, almond meal, lemon zest, and salt. Blend for 1 minute. Skim off the foam. Pour over the berries in the bottom of the dish and sprinkle with the remaining 3 tablespoons sugar.

Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, until puffed and a paring knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Serve warm.

Breakfast Toasts
Serves 1 | Active Time: 5 min | Total Time: 5 min

Avocado and Cucumber on Whole-Grain Toast
Mash together 1⁄2 avocado, 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice, 1⁄8 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1⁄8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Spread over whole-grain toast. Top with sliced cucumber, toasted sesame seeds, and a sprinkle of chili powder.

Strawberry and Avocado on Whole-Grain Toast (Vegan • Dairy-Free)
Mash together 1⁄2 avocado, 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, and 1⁄8 teaspoon kosher salt. Spread over whole-grain toast. Top with sliced strawberries.

From the book FOOD SWINGS by Jessica Seinfeld. Copyright © 2017 by Do It Delicious, LLC. Reprinted by arrangement with Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved.

For more on Jessica Seinfeld’s foundation, go to goodplusfoundation.org.

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