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Eminem Attacks Trump in BET Cypher

Never one to be shy with his words, Eminem made a blistering return to the music scene via a passionate takedown of Donald Trump in a freestyle broadcast on BET’s Hip-Hop Awards.

Filmed Friday in his hometown of Detroit, the Grammy Award winner went after the president in a nearly five-minute cypher performance, where he referred to Trump as a “bitch,” and called him out for his handling of Charlottesville, and his recent attack on the NFL player protests.

In what Eminem has deemed “The Storm,” he rapped, “This is his form of distraction/ Plus, he gets an enormous reaction/ When he attacks the NFL, so we focus on that/ Instead of talking about Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada/ All of these horrible tragedies and he’s bored and would rather cause a Twitter storm with the Packers.”

Trump wasn’t the rapper’s only target, as he had a strong message for people who claim to be supporters of both men. “And any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his,” he continued. “I’m drawing in the sand a line/ You’re either for or against/ And if you can’t decide who you like more in your split/ On who you should stand beside/ I’ll do it for you with this/ F— you.”

Raising his fist in the air, a move he says is for former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began the national anthem kneeling movement, Eminem concluded, “The rest of America stand up. We love our military and we love our country, but we f—ing hate Trump.”

SOURCE: EW

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Zaytoven Signs to Motown Records

Zaytoven, a super producer in his own right known for making hits with Gucci Mane and Soulja Boy, signed to Motown Records.

Zaytoven Signs to Motown Records

The producer published a statement announcing his new partnership with the label and promised that new music is coming soon. “One of the most influential figures in urban music, Zaytoven is widely credited with curating the signature sound of such international superstars such as Gucci Mane, Future, and Migos. He has also worked with Drake, Nicki Minaj, Usher, Rick Ross, Lil Yachty and numerous other artists,” the release read. It also included a statement from Capitol CEO Steve Barnett. “Zaytoven’s prowess as a producer, songwriter and musician continues to have such influence and impact on music and popular culture, and his signing to Motown through his Familiar Territory Records will enable us all to experience his significant talents as a recording artist,” said Barnett. “I couldn’t be happier that Zaytoven is now a member of the CMG family.” Zaytoven grew up playing music in the church and eventually made the transition to hip-hop. He’s been one of the top names in southern rap production and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. VIBE labeled him “Atlanta’s true trap music pioneer.”

Chance The Rapper Sued For Copyright Infringement

The rise of Chance The Rapper has been a rapid one. The rapper has managed to garner critical praise for his Coloring Book album along with him setting up initiatives to raise money for the Chicago Public School system.

Chance The Rapper Sued For Copyright Infringement

However, it looks as if his past may be giving him some trouble, as he is being sued for copyright infringement. The lawsuit stems from a jazz musician named Abdul Wali Muhammad who says the rapper used a “significant portion” of one of his songs on his track “Windows.” According to the document filed by the musician and his lawyer, “blatant and willful infringement” of Muhammad’s song “Bridge Through Time” took place.

For those unaware, “Windows” was a song featured on Chance The Rapper’s 2012 mixtape 10 Days. Because of that, Muhammad has issued a request to a federal judge asking the rapper to refrain from “copying, distributing, performing, selling or offering to sell” the track “Windows.”

Chance The Rapper Sued For Copyright Infringement

Muhammad’s lawyer went on to say “Chance failed and refused to take any action to halt access to the infringing song,” even though Muhammad directly reached out to the artist about the pending issue. No one from Chance’s team has commented on the situation.

SOURCE: VLADTV

Lil Wayne Hospitalized After Suffering Multiple Seizures

Lil Wayne performs during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas.

Lil Wayne is recovering in hospital after he suffered multiple seizures in a Chicago hotel room, according to reports.

The 34-year-old rapper, who has epilepsy, missed a performance in Las Vegas on Sunday night after enduring a number of fits, TMZ reports.

Doctors at Northwestern Memorial advised against immediately releasing Wayne due to his latest run of poor health. As a result, his scheduled show Sunday night at Drais Beachclub in Las Vegas was canceled.

“Lil Wayne and the entire Young Money / Maverick team are valued partners and members of the Drai’s LIVE family,” the show’s promoters explained in a social media post. “Our priority is the health and well-being of our artists. Everyone at Drai’s wishes Lil Wayne a speedy recovery during this time.”

The rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, has had a string of well-publicised health setbacks in recent years.

He was hospitalized in June 2016 after suffering what was described at the time as two minor seizures just days prior to his planned appearance at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles. And in 2013, Wayne spent time in an intensive care unit. “The reason being for the seizures is just plain stress, no rest, overworking myself. That’s just typical me though,” he said at the time.

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Beyoncé Writes Foreword To New Prince Book

Queen Bey has decided to open up about the tremendous impact Prince has made in her life. We have learned that Beyonce is the one who wrote the foreword to Prince: A Private View.

Beyoncé Writes Foreword To New Prince Book

The book is more like a photo album – a look into the legend’s life through the beautiful pictures taken by photographer and longtime friend of the artist, Afshin Shahidi.

As fans definitely remember, Prince sadly passed away in 2016.

Beyoncé Writes Foreword To New Prince Book

We are sure the news that the well-respected singer is penning the foreword to the special book will be well received as the words come from her heart and own experience of growing up with the icon’s music and getting inspired to follow his path towards greatness.

‘The word ‘icon’ only scratches the surface of what Prince was and what he remains to me,’ Beyonce stated.

Beyoncé Writes Foreword To New Prince Book

Prince: A Private View will be released this fall, on October 17 and we are very excited to purchase it.

 

SOURCE: CI

Beyoncé In Negotiations For “The Lion King”

It looks like Jon Favreau, the director of the live-action remake of The Lion King, may get his wish of Beyoncé voicing the future Queen of Pride Rock, Nala.

According to the Beyhive Team, a social media page and site that receives “exclusive” news regarding the entertainer, Beyoncé is reportedly in final negotiations to voice the lioness, and is also signing on to manage the film’s soundtrack.

Beyoncé In Negotiations For “The Lion King”

“Disney has reportedly agreed to pay a whopping $25 million to secure Beyoncé’s involvement with the project,” the post says. In addition to being the soundtrack’s producer, Bey will also curate and produce “African-inspired” and “tribal” recordings, in addition to producing updated versions of the movie’s beloved songs.

“The soundtrack will be released worldwide through Parkwood Entertainment & Columbia Records (SONY),” says the Beyhive Team.

Beyoncé In Negotiations For “The Lion King”

As for the validity of this report, fans need to take the site’s “breaking news” with a grain of salt. While TBHT has accurately reported some exclusive scoops about the superstar numerous times in the past, we will ultimately learn if Bey is voicing Nala when she announces it herself.

SOURCE: WWF

PRODIGY FROM MOBB DEEP DEAD AT 42

Prodigy, one half of Mobb Deep, has died in Las Vegas … TMZ has learned.

His publicist says he was hospitalized “a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth.” The publicist added … “the exact cause of death has not been determined.”

Prodigy was in Vegas over the weekend performing with the Art of Rap tour … with Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One, and Ice-T … to name a few. Mobb Deep performed Saturday night.

Prodigy and his partner, Havoc, formed Mobb Deep in NYC in the early ’90s. Their biggest hits include “Quiet Storm” and “Shook Ones.” He was 42.

SOURCE: TMZ