If you frequent this site, then you’re well aware of I’ll Name This Podcast Later, the podcast I’ve been doing weekly with Joe Budden for MONTHS now. Every single week, we discuss current events, we make jokes on each other and other people, we share opinions…we have a show. That’s how shows work. It’s not a podcast about Joe being a rapper, because maybe then opinions wouldn’t be warranted. But it’s 3 friends – one of which happens to have a larger following because of his OTHER work – who come together on a weekly basis for a light-hearted podcast of nonsense.
That being said, it honestly surprised me when Joe‘s comments about Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj‘s relationship on last week’s episode (number 20) made headlines. While we discussed the happenings at the 2015 BET Awards, Joe made a joke about how he was saving pictures he saw of Meek looking at Nicki the entire show. He then said the following:
Yesterday marked the 23rd annual Summer Jam concert from Hot 97, and another epic night for the record books! I was frazzled for a majority of the show because I signed up to work, and was assigned to handle all things Fetty Wap and Ty Dolla $ign…which sounded fun in theory, but DAMN it was a lot of work! Needless to say, I missed about 90% of things that happened – and that includes all that drama outside. My mother actually was texting me in a panic making sure I was okay, and I had to ask her what she was talking about because we were calmly sitting around sharing “deez nuts” jokes backstage at the time. LOL! It’s a shame a few bad apples attempted to spoil the whole bunch, but they ultimately didn’t – as the show went on inside without incident, and for the tens of thousands that did get in, it was an amazing time!
SO much went on behind-the-scenes and on the stage, so I’ll start from the beginning at the Festival Stage.
Following last year’s shin-dig with real live lions and camels, Meek Mill held his second-annual post-Grammy bash, and it was definitely another night to remember! This year it was held at a glass house (literally) previously owned by Justin Bieber, and it was GORGEOUS! Yours truly was in the building (with my squad – Morgan, Mike Zombie and Chill Moody,) as well as TONS of the biggest names in music, from Justin Bieber to DJ Mustard, French Montana, Khloe Kardashian, Chinx, Tyga, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, YG, Bridget Kelly, DJ Carisma, Tinashe, Honey Cocaine, Chris Brown, Omarion, Lil Fizz, Sean Kingston…the list goes on and on! (That’s all I can remember seeing, but I was drunk as a skunk so I’m sure I missed a ton of names.)
The party went on without incident until around 3:30am, when (of course) a fight broke out, and the cops eventually shut it down. Reports soon surfaced that the brawl involved Chris Brown, but he took to Instagram the next day to shut it down with the following post:
I’ve been getting a million and one texts asking what’s going on with Flex and Jay Z, and if you haven’t been keeping up by the minute on social media, you’re probably confused too. Let me briefly explain…
In early 2013, Jay Z‘s Life + Times site reached out to Flex for an interview about the app he was about to release to debut his new mixtape, and would then house all music and videos from his website, as well as key articles. He explained to them the process and everything going on, and then…nothing. No article was ever published, and a couple of months later – Hov debuted Magna Carta Holy Grail on an app. Flex did not see this as a coincidence.
Now that Flex has reunited the Diplomats (who’ve infamously feuded with Jay in the past,) he has been working on a major tour and projects for the guys, and Life + Times once again reached out to get the 411. This apparently set Flex off, as he felt it would be a similar situation to the app fiasco, and instead of granting the interview, he went on air on Hot 97 and blasted the site and its owner/his former friend, Jay Z. He also mentioned that it’s funny they’d want an interview, since it was Jay‘s very own 40/40 club that once specifically told him that he cannot play any Dip Set records.
In an even bigger way than Kim Kardashian and her naked photo shoot, Lil Wayne broke the internet yesterday afternoon when he revealed some MAJOR cracks in what the world thought was one of the most solid foundations in music, Cash Money Records. For nearly two decades, Weezy and Birdman have worked side-by-side, building the Cash Money empire which eventually spawned into multiple empires, including Young Money Records and the newly-formed, Rich Gang.
While Wayne has done his own thing with Young Money for years now, it’s always been alongside the Numba 1 Stunna, combining the two into one phrase with YMCMB. (Which stands for Young Money/Cash Money Billionaires.) Since signing under Birdman in the late 90s, Wayne has become one of the biggest rappers in the world, and has gone on to launch the careers of fellow superstars Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga and more. Both Tune and Baby have always expressed their love for each other no matter what, but it seems like times most certainly have changed. Could Birdman’s focus on Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan as “Rich Gang” be the issue?
I was going to add this tidbit into a ‘Short N’ Sweet Clicks’ post, but I didn’t realize just how many details there are to the rumor that J. Cole is probably definitely dropping a surprise album next month. I’ll start with a clue that no one had but myself, which I reported a month or so back on Twitter: he shot the album packaging in his hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina back in September. This I know for a fact, so something is definitely in the works.
Now here’s what the interwebs have uncovered:
We’ve not even gotten a solid 2 months of the peace treaty between longtime enemies Chris Brown and Drake, and it looks like it’s already come to an end! Well, maybe.
As previously reported, one aspect of the current ‘Drake vs. Lil Wayne‘ tour is a battle, where the two platinum-selling superstars go toe-to-toe performing some of their biggest hits. One such hit for Wayne is his feature verse on Chris Brown‘s “Loyal,” which Tune performed during the battle segment of their Chicago stop on Sunday night.
As Tune‘s verse wrapped up, Drake was sure to let his mentor know that “that sh*t sound like a f*cking car commercial and sh*t. That’s what y’all cheering for?” Hmm! Now we know that “trash talk” is a part of the show as it ties in with the theme, but it’s an interesting choice of words for a rather touchy subject, no? It becomes even more sketchy when you consider recent events, too.