TIP has been one of hip hop’s most vocal advocates for Black Lives Matter and the fight against racism and police brutality. His latest EP Us or Else, served as a soundtrack to the protests held around the country, while the artist encouraged the country to get out and vote on November 8.
In the wake of Trump‘s election on Wednesday, thousands of protesters took to the streets of New York City, including TIP. In a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, he said that he happened to be recording at a studio not far from where protestors began gathering and decided to walk over.
He mentioned a few people recognized him and rather than fanning out, they thanked him for joining the cause. While TIP realizes that the damage of the election has been done, it’s still important to set an example.
Machine Gun Kelly was in NYC for a sold-out show on his Alpha Omega tour, so he stopped by Ebro In The Morning to discuss his new song, “Bad Things.” The track is his first-ever Top 40 record (“Wild Boy” only hit #89 believe it or not!,) and it features Fifth Harmony‘s Camila Cabello.
During the chat with Rosenberg and myself, MGK discussed how LeBron James breathed life into Cleveland, why he turned down a movie role over the N-word, being welcomed by the Zoo Gang while filming a video in Paterson and more!
Tune into the interview below. “Bad Things” is available now on iTunes.
Last night, Nightline aired an exclusive interview with Lil Wayne, that was put together over the last 3 years. Host Linsey Davis met up with Wayne all over the world – from a show in Amsterdam to his skatepark in Miami, and most recently, his NYC book signing of his prison memoir, Gone Til’ November.
While Davis and Wayne discussed topics up his alley – prison, weed, degrading lyrics – the topic then turned to Black Lives Matter (after Wayne said last month that he didn’t know racism still exists,) and well…it wasn’t good.
With a puzzled look on his face and almost an heir of arrogance, Wayne said:
“What is it? What do you mean? That just sounds weird, I don’t know that you put a name on. It’s not a name…It’s not ‘whatever, whatever.’ It’s somebody got shot by police for a f***ed up reason. I am a young black rich motherf***er, if that don’t let you know that America understand black motherf***ers matters these days I don’t know what it is. That man white, he filming me I’m a ni**a. I don’t know what you don’t come to me with that dumb sh*t ma’am. My life matters, especially to my bi**hes.”
Man. Watch the full interview below. Footage of Tune getting the crowd to chant “Black Lives Matter” of a show has since surfaced, but does it sound sarcastic? Check it out and let us know!
Yesterday morning, an energetic Travi$ Scott took over Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning to discuss his new album, Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight (which is on pace for a number one debut.)
I must say, I haven’t seen Trav this talkative in quite some time! During the interview, he discussed why he made such an intricate album title, his creative process for the music, watching Jay Z record, why he idolizes Kid Cudi, writing for other artists and more.
Check out the full interview below. (P.S. No, I was not hungover! I was wearing sunglasses because I had a migraine and you know how light affects that! LOL.)
Chris Brown has addressed the circus he was involved in last week lightly in social media posts, but now he’s speaking out for the first time in an official video. In a clip made for ABC News, Breezy maintains his innocence, and promises that the world will soon know the real story.
“I cannot wait till the truth comes to light about this incident and this situation,” he said. “You know, because my character’s been defaced and who I am as a person and my integrity. I’m glad that all my real supporters know me, and know the truth and see the truth.”
Curran has handed over her cell phone to police, as they investigate the alleged texts she sent about setting Chris up. Chris’ lawyer, Mark Geragos, also spoke to ABC News, revealing that police are currently going over the footage from Chris’ security cameras. He said:
Former N.W.A. manager Jerry Heller passed away over the weekend, and he was still on a bad page with all of the members. Up until now, the only group member who had commented on his passing was MC Ren, and even he didn’t have much to say.
While at the airport on Sunday, Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr., who played his father in Straight Outta Compton last year, said that the good things Heller had done for the group did not outweigh the bad. He couldn’t bring himself to really find any nice things to say, so he didn’t say too much. Now his father has made a statement, while speaking with news station Local 4 in Detroit over the weekend.
Diddy has always been vocal in every election, encouraging people to vote and make a difference. Remember his ‘Vote or Die‘ campaign in 2004? (It didn’t work very well, but still, it was appreciated.) He got behind President Obama in the 2008 election as well, but nearly a decade later, it appears that some things have changed.
While speaking to Al Sharpton on MSNBC’s Politics Nation over the weekend, the Bad Boy mogul expressed some disappointment in the POTUS, explaining that he thought more would have been done for the black community during Obama‘s 8 years in office.
“My number one thing, though, to be honest, is black people,” Diddy said. “I feel like we put President Obama in the White House. When I look back, I just wanted more done for my people because that’s the name of the game. This is politics. You put somebody in office you get in return the things that you care about for your communities.” He continued: