Drake and Lil Yachty Say Coach Killed During Parkland School Shooting Deserves an ESPY

In the days since the Parkland, Florida high school shooting that left 17 fatalities in its wake, Stoneman Douglas High School football coach Aaron Feis is being heralded as a hero after he gave his own life to protect students. There's a public campaign push to honor him posthumously with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year's ESPY Awards.

Rappers Drake and Lil Yachty both told TMZ Sports they think the coach definitely deserves the honorary ESPY after heading directly into harm's way by tracking the shooter, Nikolas Cruz, in a golf cart, and then chasing him on foot before being killed.

After being told about the campaign, Lil Yachty saw it as great move. “I think that’s amazing. For someone to do that in real life, he had a good heart. He was more than just a coach. In my eyes, you do something like that, you’re a superhero,” he told TMZ. “If the ESPYs [don't] do it, that’s a problem. Give the man an award.” 

Drake, who hosted the ESPYs in 2014, simply said “I agree” when paparazzi asked him about the idea when they briefly caught him in West Hollywood. A source with ESPY connections told TMZ that Feis is a “no-brainer” for the award, but the committee won't discuss nominees until April. Previous winners of the award include Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Caitlyn Jenner, and Michael Sam.

At Feis' funeral, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel delivered a moving speech about him and his bravery. “Before you even heard how he died, you knew he died putting himself in harm’s way to save others. That’s who he was,” he said “[He died] running toward danger while others were correctly running away from danger.”

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Blackhawks Fans Raise Money for Charity After Racist Chant Directed at Devante Smith-Pelly

Earlier this week, a group of Chicago Blackhawks fans chanted “basketball” at Washington Capitals winger Devante Smith-Pelly. The 25-year-old is black, and the implication of the chant was clear: the fans insinuated that Smith-Pelly didn't belong on the ice. They were booted from the game.

He eventually confronted them.

In the wake of the incident, the Blackhawks banned the four fans from home games. Now, other Chicago fans are uniting to turn an ugly situation into something positive.

Blackhawks fans have raised over $20,000 for a charity of Smith-Pelly's choice.

The movement originated with an article from Chicago Tribune writer Steve Rosenbloom, who published a reader's email with the idea.

“It came from John Simpson, who suggested instead that Hawks fans donate to Smith-Pelly’s charity of choice or, failing that, to the Capitals’ team charity, and either way, he would deliver the first $10,000,” Rosenbloom wrote.

Smith-Pelly selected the Fort Dupont Ice Arena to be the recipient of the money. It's the only full-size indoor rink in D.C., and it's home to a prevalent minority youth hockey program.

Needless to say, the arena was psyched.

“This is truly amazing and it is so wonderful to be reminded that the world is filled with so many more good people than it has bad,” wrote Ty Newberry, executive director and general manager of the Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena, in an email to the Tribune. “We are forever grateful for Devante's choice to benefit our efforts, and for your choice to help bring good from a bad situation.”

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Matt Barnes Tried to Wish His Ex Happy Birthday and It Backfired Immediately

Gloria Govan, the ex-wife of former NBA player Matt Barnes, celebrated her 33rd birthday on Thursday. To mark the occasion, Barnes—who has endured his fair share of well-publicized problems with Govan over the course of the last few years—took to Instagram to post a photo of Govan along with the couple’s twin boys. He also shared what appeared to be a nice message for Govan wishing her a happy birthday.

“Although things have been rocky to say the least the last 4 years I hope that for the sake of our two beautiful baby boys we can come together & co parent them to the best of our abilities!” Barnes wrote. “No more games or bullshit… They need both of our love & support equally! We lead different lives now but we still on the same team.”

There didn’t seem to be anything malicious attached to the caption Barnes wrote. But apparently, Govan didn’t see things that way. Because shortly after Barnes’ IG photo went up, Govan clapped back at Barnes in the comments section with a message of her own. She did say thank you—but she quickly followed it up by taking aim at Barnes and pointing out that she is scheduled to see him in court next week over a legal situation brewing between the two.

“Thank you, I think?” Govan wrote. “And yes One can only continue to pray that you take your own advice and learn to peacefully co parent! But until then I’ll see you in court next week because you love a frivolous lawsuit. But hey let’s keep co-parenting.”

Okaaaaaaay then.

While Barnes didn’t seem to intend to throw shots at Govan with his original message, his tone changed when he responded to Govan’s comment with another message. This time, he lobbed some pretty serious allegations at Govan before punctuating his comment with a slightly pettier version of “happy birthday.”

“Well…” Barnes wrote. “Stealing money my social security # & forging my signature to buy your parents night club & house is pretty serious. But hey…I tried! See you in court! Oh & happy bday.”

Barnes also posted this on IG later.


‼️ Back on my Pac shit! #PowerToThePeople on the way ✊🏽

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At this point, Barnes and Govan have been going back and forth like this for years, so none of this is all that surprising. But it’s pretty amazing to see that, after all this time, the hate they have for one another still seems to be so fresh in their minds. Maybe one day that will change, but for now, don’t count on that day coming anytime soon.

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Twin Sister Rap Duo Cam & China Team With Barclay Crenshaw for “The Baddest”

23-year-old twins Cam & China are making some of the best rap music in Los Angeles. Coming from Inglewood, they released a self-titled EP last year, packed with beats that slap and lyrics that don't hold back on anything, whether its their disdain for the fakes or their own self-confidence They have more music, videos, and shows in the works for 2018, but first comes this booming collaboration with Barclay Crenshaw, which is the alter ego of successful dance music producer/label head Claude VonStroke. Watch the video for “The Baddest,” featuring a vintage Rolls Royce and some wild tattoos, above. Learn more about how the track came together below.

“Last year I released an album under Barclay Crenshaw of all alternative hip-hop futuristic type stuff,” Crenshaw tells us. “This is the next step in that project. I want to continue on this path and see where it takes me. My first love is hip-hop. Even though I got really into house and techno I always knew I would come back to old school hip-hop and weird beat music.”

He adds, “I really like the energy of Cam and China. They were amazing to work with. They are fun and they have great skill on the mic. The whole session in the studio was easy going and very creative. It really was a collaboration of ideas to make this track.”

Cam adds, “We want women to feel confident when they hear this, despite any negativity thrown your way on a day to day basis whether it’s being compared, bashed, talked about, bullied, unappreciated, disrespected, slept on, or looked down on. Always walk with dignity and move with grace. I hope this motivates women from all ages to work hard, never settle, and more importantly never remove your crown for no one. Show them who’s the baddest. What this track symbolizes to us is that women are powerful when we stick together.”

“I also think it’s a great time for black women, women in general are making history and setting trends,” she continues. “For example Cardi B, Issa Rae, Rihanna, Gabby Douglas, Tiffany Haddish, Michelle Obama, Viola Davis, Loretta Lynch to name a few. I think the time is now and time is up.”

Barclay Crenshaw Tour Dates:

4/12 The Majestic Theater, Detroit, MI
4/13 Elsewhere, Brooklyn, NY 
4/15 Coachella Weekend
4/18 Cervantes Masterpiece, Denver Co 
4/22 Coachella Weekend
4/24 The Independent, San Francisco CA

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Drake’s Latest Random Act of Kindness Includes Buying $50K Worth of Groceries for Strangers

Just a few days after making a $25,000 donation to a Miami school and gifting a University of Miami student with $50,000 to help with her tuition, Toronto native and nice guy Drake's kindness tour continued as he paid for the groceries of a whole supermarket full of people, according to E! News. Shoppers at Sabor Tropical Supermarket in Miami Beach didn't have to worry about their tab at the checkout, as the rapper announced he was paying for everyone before dropping around $50,000 on groceries on Tuesday afternoon.

Customers didn't know Drake was going to be in the store, but some noticed the cameras in the general vicinity of it ready to capture something. Guille Deza, one of the customers who was lucky enough to be in the supermarket at the time, told E! News, “No one knew he was coming at all, we just came to do groceries. Cameras were being set up so we were all wondering what was to happen.”

The stunt, along with the other seemingly random acts of kindness, is rumored to be part of his upcoming music video for the single “God's Plan,” which actually makes a lot of sense when you think about it.

Not only did Drake cover everyone's purchases, he also took on the role of part-time employee by helping customers find items and telling everyone to fill their carts up. He also stopped to take photos and shook hands with pretty much anyone who asked.

Like anyone would in this situation, shoppers shared plenty of photos with the Canadian superstar and thanked him for the amazing gesture.

Imagine being the person who decided you could do without orange juice and butter until the weekend.

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LeBron James Addresses Trade Rumors Following Disheartening Loss to Magic

The Cavaliers’ 2017-18 NBA season is in a tailspin. For whatever reason, Cleveland just can’t string together a series of wins and get themselves back on track right now. But have things gotten so bad that LeBron James would waive his no-trade clause and voluntarily allow the team to send him packing prior to the NBA trade deadline on Thursday?

Believe it or not, that was actually a source of speculation on Tuesday, as Yahoo! Sports reporter Shams Charania reported there were some NBA teams doing their “due diligence” and watching to see if LeBron would potentially waive the no-trade clause he has in his contract. There are more than a few teams who would obviously be willing to mortgage their franchise’s future for a chance to land LeBron in a deal. And even though Charania reported LeBron was unlikely to let the Cavaliers trade him, it didn’t stop some people from gossiping about what might happen if LeBron did away with his no-trade clause.

The gossiping got a little bit louder on Tuesday night after the Cavaliers went out and blew a 21-point lead to the Magic to lose 116-98. The Magic have the worst record in the Eastern Conference, so the loss was particularly stunning for the skidding Cavaliers. But despite his team’s struggles, LeBron faced the latest report about his no-trade clause head-on and said he is not planning on going anywhere before the trade deadline. He insisted he will remain a Cavalier for at least the remainder of this season.

“I’m here for the long haul,” LeBron said. “I’m here for this season right now, [to] try to figure out ways we can still compete. I couldn’t give up on my teammates like that. I couldn’t do that. I just couldn’t do it. We put too much into the game every single day. We go out and prepare. Win, lose, or draw, at the end of the day, we’re all brothers, and we understand that. I owe it to my teammates to finish this season out no matter how it ends up. I would never waive my no-trade clause.”

LeBron was clearly trying to keep his spirits up following another tough loss, but some of his teammates were having trouble doing the same. One Cavaliers player told ESPN.com the team hit “a new low” during their game against the Magic. Isaiah Thomas, meanwhile, tried to explain the Cavaliers’ troubles by suggesting they’re not demonstrating the brotherhood LeBron talked about while speaking with reporters.

“Right now, when we hit adversity, we go our separate ways,” Thomas said. “And that’s just how I feel, and it looks like that as well. Guys start to go one-on-one on offense, and the defense is every man for himself. The first half we played good, everybody was happy. It was energized, helping each other on the defensive end. Sharing the ball. The ball was moving side to side on offense. And then we revert back to what makes us lose games.”

The somewhat amazing thing about all of this is that, despite the Cavaliers’ inability to win many ballgames at the top of 2018, Cleveland is still sitting in third in the Eastern Conference. So they’re just one hot streak away from putting themselves right back into prime position in the East. But the fact that we’ve reached the point where the idea of LeBron waiving his no-trade clause doesn’t sound that crazy should tell you everything you need to know about where the Cavaliers are at the moment. They need to figure out a way to turn things around quickly—or LeBron’s days in Cleveland could really be numbered.

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Did Tom Brady’s Ex Bridget Moynahan Throw Shade With This Nick Foles Tweet?

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles played a hell of a game in Super Bowl LII on Sunday night. He completed 28 of 43 passes for 373 passing yards and 3 touchdowns and even caught a touchdown pass on a trick play at the end of the second quarter. Not bad for a guy who considered retiring from the NFL just a few years ago following shaky stints with the Eagles and Rams.

As Foles was putting on the performance of a lifetime en route to a Super Bowl win and a Super Bowl MVP trophy, there were thousands of people tweeting about how well he was playing. Tweets like this flooded Twitter as Foles picked apart the Patriots secondary.

Actress Bridget Moynahan was among the many people who sent out a tweet about Foles.

While an actress tweeting about how well an NFL quarterback was playing wouldn’t ordinarily be that big of a deal, it quickly turned into one in this case because Moynahan’s ex-boyfriend is none other than Tom Brady. The two dated for about three years in the mid-2000s before Brady unceremoniously broke up with Moynahan when she was pregnant with their son John.

Moynahan has, at least publicly, been very civil towards Brady since their split. During an interview back in 2011, she said she was glad her son “is surrounded by love” in the form of “two loving parents and an extended family” that includes stepmother Gisele Bündchen. And on the outside anyway, her and Brady appear as though they maintain a decent relationship for the sake of their son.

But of course—of course!—those on social media were unwilling to give Moynahan the benefit of the doubt after she sent out her Foles tweet. They automatically assumed she was shading Brady by complimenting his Super Bowl opponent.

Moynahan certainly didn’t do herself any favors when she followed her tweet about Foles with a retweet of the celebratory message Foles himself sent out after his big game.

But we should point out that Moynahan did congratulate both the Eagles and the Patriots.

So maybe cut her some slack? If she was throwing shade, more power to her. But it’s been more than a decade since her and Brady broke up. So maybe she really was just—gasp—enjoying the Super Bowl and tweeting about Foles like everyone else when she mentioned him on Twitter.

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Former Eagles Coach Suggests Patriots Cheated During Super Bowl XXXIX

Are you still trying to decide which team to root for in Super Bowl LII on Sunday night? Maybe this will help.

The latest Super Bowl will actually be a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX, which took place in Jacksonville back in 2005 and pitted the Patriots up against the Eagles. That game ended with the Patriots winning 24-21 and securing the third Super Bowl win for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. But according to a former Eagles coach, New England may have been victorious, in part, because of some signal-stealing on the part of the Patriots.

Former Eagles linebacker coach Steve Spagnuolo, who most recently served as the interim coach for the Giants, was on Philadelphia’s coaching staff back in 2005, and on Monday, he did an interview on Philly radio station 97.5 The Fanatic and made a series of serious allegations against the Patriots. Spagnuolo suggested the Patriots cheated during Super Bowl XXXIX by stealing signals from the Eagles throughout the course of the game. He claimed then-Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson realized what was happening about halfway through the contest.

“I remember through the course of the game Jim saying, 'They’re getting our signals. They know when we’re blitzing…try to hide it, etc. etc.,'” Spagnuolo said. “I remember distinctly thinking, 'Jim, I don’t think that’s true.' Now I’m not saying this to him, because I just don’t want to upset him. I’m saying it to myself. 'I don’t think so, Jim, just concentrate on calling the game.' In hindsight, he was right. When you go back and look at that tape, it was evident to us.”

Spagnuolo was also quick to point out he wasn’t necessarily trying to discredit what the Patriots were able to do during Super Bowl XXXIX. But he maintained he feels they had a competitive advantage over the Eagles during the game due to the fact they were stealing signals from Philadelphia.

“I’m not crying over spilled milk here,” Spagnuolo said, “but we believed that Tom knew when we were pressuring, because he certainly got the ball out pretty quick. But you know, you got to play the game, and they won that particular day.”

Spagnuolo would ultimately get his revenge on New England. After spending a handful of seasons with the Eagles, he served as the defensive coordinator for the Giants during the 2007-08 season and was calling the shots for New York when they knocked off the undefeated Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. On Monday, he said what happened during Super Bowl XXXIX was definitely on his mind heading into that game.

“There’s no question I wasn’t going to let that happen in the 2008 Super Bowl after the 2007 season,” Spagnuolo said.

Just about all of the Eagles players, coaches, executives, and staff from the 2004-05 season are long gone. So the Super Bowl “rematch” between the Patriots and Eagles won’t really be a rematch at all. But that doesn’t mean the Eagles won’t be thinking about Spagnuolo’s accusations when they take the field on Sunday night. If what he’s saying is true, it’s not really that surprising—remember the SpyGate scandal involving the Patriots filming the Rams during their Super Bowl walkthrough a couple years before Super Bowl XXXIX?—but it should still serve as a little bit of extra motivation for the current Eagles players.

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Top Dawg Entertainment Announces TDE: The Championship Tour With Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and Schoolboy Q

Holy shit. Out of nowhere Monday morning, Top Dawg Entertainment announced TDE: The Championship Tour. As the tour's victorious name suggests, the two-month trek is stacked with TDE talent.

Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and ScHoolboy Q are taking the TDE experience on the road starting May 4 in Vancouver at Rogers Arena. They'll be joined by Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, SiR, and Lance Skiiiwalker. According to a press release from TDE Monday, more guests will be announced soon.



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Get the full run of dates below:

  • May 04 Vancouver, BC* Rogers Arena
  • May 05 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
  • May 06 Portland, OR Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
  • May 08 Oakland, CA* Oracle Arena
  • May 10 Los Angeles, CA* The Forum
  • May 13 San Diego, CA Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
  • May 14 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
  • May 15 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
  • May 17 Dallas, TX Starplex Pavilion
  • May 18 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
  • May 19 Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
  • May 22 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • May 23 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
  • May 25 Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
  • May 26 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
  • May 27 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
  • May 29 New York, NY* Madison Square Garden
  • May 30 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
  • Jun 01 Bristow, VA (DC) Jiffy Lube Live
  • Jun 02 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
  • Jun 03 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
  • Jun 05 Boston, MA Xfinity Center
  • Jun 07 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre
  • Jun 08 Philadelphia, PA BB&T Pavilion
  • Jun 09 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • Jun 12 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
  • Jun 13 Detroit, MI* DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • Jun 15 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  • Jun 16 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion

Ticket sales begin Jan. 26 at noon local time via Ticketmaster. Dates marked with an asterisk will give fans an early start with an American Express presale Jan. 23.


Ahead of the tour you better spend your summer following around the country, the TDE team is blessing fans with Black Panther: The Album. The album features lead single “All The Stars,” as well as more songs curated and produced by Lamar and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. For the batch of new original songs, Lamar worked closely with Black Panther director Ryan Coogler.

“Marvel Studios' Black Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director,” Lamar said when announcing the album, which marks the first time he's been involved with such a project. “The magnitude of this film showcases a great marriage of art and culture.”

Black Panther: The Album is expected to drop Feb. 9.

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