Short N’ Sweet Clicks: Daily News Recap 10/6/16

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Last week, Jay Z announced he’d inked a two-year development deal with The Weinstein Co. for various movies and TV shows. In the press release, Hov said a few projects were already in the works, and today, he’s announced the first one.

With a six-part docuseries, the Roc Nation mogul will tell the story of Kalief Browder, the high school student who was accused of stealing a backpack, and was sent to Rikers Island for 3 years without trial – two of which were spent in solitary confinement. He committed suicide shortly after his release.

Jay held a press conference to announce the film, and addressed police brutality:

“When you have compassion for what someone goes through—we’re all looking for a short embrace at time. Judgement is the enemy of compassion. When you are able to identify that…we’re all not perfect, we may make mistakes. All of us, every single one of us. When you have compassion for what someone’s going through and their plight, my personal belief, having the camera on someone creates more distrust. When we have an exchange and it has to be recorded, something’s wrong there, something’s broken. A camera can’t fix a relationship between a person that’s hired to protect and serve and society. There has to be a relationship. There has to be respect on both sides.”

Time: The Kalief Browder Story is set to air on Spike this January. Read more of what Jay said at the press conference here.

  • Chance The Rapper weighed in on racism, the Grammys and Beyoncé vs. Adele with Billboard.
  • During last night’s game against the Cardinals, the crowd chanted in support of Colin Kaepernick, hoping for him to play.
  • French Montana revealed to Complex he’s completely scrapped MC4, and that he plans to start a label with Max B upon his release.
  • The original version of Kanye West‘s “Famous” leaked, and it features Young Thug…and a worse diss to Taylor Swift.
  • Here’s the latest on Hurricane Matthew. Prayers up!
  • The grandmother of a girl attending the Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg concert in NJ over the summer where the guardrail collapsed has filed suit against them, saying her granddaughter can’t cheerlead anymore after the incident.
  • Young Thug‘s Instagram got hacked and they leaked a naked photo of Jerrika Karlae.
  • T.I. broke down the war on drugs for VEVO‘s “Why I Vote.”
  • Johnny Manziel’s suspension has been lifted, so he’s now eligible to sign with any team.
  • No, Jay Z is not doing a world tour in response to Lemonade.
  • Alicia Keys announced her new album, Here, is dropping November 4.
  • The cast of Empire campaigned for Hillary Clinton.
  • This Desiigner freestyle from before the fame has much more of a NY flow.
  • Lifetime shot Britney Spears‘ infamous umbrella incident for their unauthorized biopic, and there were some inaccuracies.
  • MadeInTYO stars in Huf‘s Winter 2016 campaign.
  • Go behind the scenes of Solange‘s A Seat At The Table here.
  • The release date for Jeezy‘s Trap or Die 3 is October 28.
  • Chris Brown got a chain that says “That Bitch Lying,” getting at his accuser from the gun case – which he says he’s confident will get dropped.
  • Halle Berry got at a hater who was trying to diss her on IG.
  • Vince Staples responded to the crazy white mom who was so offended by his song, “Norf Norf.”
  • Jay Z mocked his critics by wearing a ‘Retired Drug Dealer’ hat.
  • T.I. appeared on First Take.
  • John Legend is performing a concert in Ohio in support of Hillary Clinton.
  • Chief Keef dissed rappers with pink hair and said he’s making a huge comeback in 2017.
  • Keeping Up With The Kardashians is reportedly on hold indefinitely following Kim‘s Paris incident.
  • Tinashe interviewed herself about her album delay for Nylon, and said it’s politics, among other things.
  • YG said on Twitter that he’s fed up with the rap game.
  • Lajan Slim dropped his debut mixtape, Hood Olympian.
  • Wiz Khalifa played Gears of War 4 on Conan.
  • New music releases today include Beanie Sigel‘s Meek Mill diss, “I’m Coming,” Jeezy‘s “All There” with Bankroll Fresh, Alicia Keys‘ “Blended Family” with A$AP Rocky, Lil Yachty and Gucci Mane‘s “Bentley Coupe,” The Game‘s “What Your Life Like,” John Legend‘s “Love Me Now,Lady Gaga‘s “Million Reasons,” Sage The Gemini’s “Do Not Disturb,” Bruno Mars‘ “24k Magic,” Zed’s Dead’s “Too Young” with Pusha T and Rivers Cuomo, Joe Budden‘s “Freestyle” with Styles P, T.I.‘s “4 Lit” with B.o.B. and Rara and Papoose‘s “Darkside.”
  • New music video releases today Young Dolph and 2 ChainzWhat Yo Life Life,” Jojo‘s “Music” and K. Camp‘s “Lyric Ave.”

Marisa Mendez

Marisa is a media personality, while also working on the digital side of things for some of hip-hop's biggest names. She has done work with French Montana, Swizz Beatz, Nicki Minaj, Pusha T and many more.

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