Ty Dolla Sign Says Beyoncé’s on Par With Michael Jackson

Complex News' Natasha Martinez caught up with Ty Dolla Sign at his hometown stop of the Don't Judge Me Tour in Los Angeles to chat about his birthday plans, his label The Movement, who he wants to see at Coachella, and how he’s a big Beyoncé fan. He even goes so far as to compare her live shows to the legendary Michael Jackson.

“Of course Beyoncé’s the queen, I would love to see Beyoncé,” Ty said. “I saw her Formation Tour […] and like watching her perform first of all, it was the most amazing show I’ve ever seen in my life. When I was a kid and used to watch Michael Jackson on TV, like seeing Beyoncé live, it gave me those vibes. Just like the greatest performer ever. Just the greatest stage set—everything about it, from her vocals to her dancing to all the attributes, she got it going.”

Ty wrapped up the majority of his Don’t Judge Me Tour in early April, and is now gearing up to join G-Eazy, Lil Uzi Vert, YBN Nahmir, P-Lo, and Murda Beatz on the 32-date Endless Summer Tour, which kicks off on July 20 in Seattle and ends on Sept. 8 in Miami.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z Will ‘Confront the Hard Subjects’ on Tour

It looks like Beyoncé and Jay Z’s upcoming On The Run 2 Tour might be the time where the couple hashes out any marital differences, according to Bey’s stepfather Richard Lawson.

Lawson told People, “Well, look at what they’ve been through in the last couple of years in terms of the things that they’ve confronted and the way that they’ve put it into art,” he said, adding, “This is gonna be really a culmination of their growth and their ability to really confront the hard subjects and the hard issues.”

Hov shared with David Letterman on Friday’s episode of the Netflix show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman that after attending therapy, he and Bey are “in a better place today.”

“Beyoncé is one of the sweetest people in the world,” Lawson said. “She’s still 16 years old at her heart—she still laughs like a 16-year-old.”

“She has more care and more concern and more love for humanity,” he continued. “She has more integrity, she’s a creative soul, she has a big, big, big, big, big vision about how to do things. She’s always moving the needle. I cannot tell you how proud I am of her and just how much I appreciate knowing such a large spirit. She’s an incredible human being.”

The couple’s tour kicks off in June in Europe, then comes to the U.S. in July. But before that, Beyoncé will grace the Coachella stage on April 14 and 22, after not being able to perform as the headlining act last year since she was pregnant with twins Rumi and Sir.

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Watch Big Sean Give Halsey Love Advice in “Alone” Video

Break-ups can be heartbreaking, but a night at a dance club can help make it better. Unless it just so happens to be the same nightclub your ex-lover goes to, like in Halsey's “Alone” video with Big Sean and Stefflon Don.

“Never underestimate the power of a broken heart,” tweeted Halsey with a link to the song that comes off of her sophomore album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom.

The clip, which Halsey co-directed with Hannah Lux Davis, kicks off with Halsey in a glittery sheer leotard as she heads to an underground club. But as she rocks the stage at the party, she sees her ex on a balcony—with her doppelägnger.

That's when Big Sean steps in with a pep talk on love. “Damn, you know I relate to you more than fam/So I won't sit around and let you sink in quicksand,” he raps. “Cause baby, you been living life inside a bubble/When the last time you had somebody hug you?/Hold up, when the last time you had somebody love you?/Hold up, when the last time you love someone who love you?”

When the song dropped last month, Halsey went to Twitter to show love to her featured guests.

“This record is a BANGER. You guys have no idea. 🤘🏼 I rarely do collaborations or add features to songs. These guys took this song to a new level,” read her tweet.

Halsey's “Alone” video comes ahead of her final leg of her North American tour which kicks off in July. Afterward, she's scheduled to head overseas for the worldwide tour which will cap off in London in September.

 

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Racks Was Out Here Hustlin’ for a Pair of Air Max 1/97s on Air Max Day | Get in Line

How did Racks Hogan celebrate Air Max Day 2018? Well, like many of you, he spent it trying to cop the Sean Wotherspoon Air Max 1/97s.

The streetwear master hit up all the usual hot spots in NYC, where he spoke with resellers and sneakerheads about the highly coveted kicks. He tested their Wotherspoon/Air Max knowledge with some trivia, discussed their methods of securing the 1/97s, while also attempting to score his very own pair. You already know there was some flashing of the cash and some negotiation efforts.

“I’m actually a participant in these festivities,” Racks says. “I need shoes. Like, I don’t need 14 pairs. I just need one. I got two feet. A left one and a right one.”

So, was it a successful mission? Check out the premiere episode of Get in Line to find out. The episode also includes a cameo by the man behind the hyped 1/97 model.

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Malcolm Jenkins Supports Meek Mill; Shaq Solves School Shootings; Tourney Picks! | Out of Bounds

For gambling man Adam Caparell, the start of #MarchMadness is like Christmas — or whatever other day makes you so excited you can’t sleep at night. As the NCAA tourney kicks off, Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds crew react to the brackets that former president Barack Obama tweeted out yesterday and compare them to their own. Plus, for all you degenerate gamblers, OOB makes picks for some choice prop bets you can get rich with. Next, Gil and the gang discuss Eagles safety and Super Bowl champion Malcolm Jenkins speaking out on behalf of incarcerated Philly rapper Meek Mill at a panel on criminal justice reform. While the consensus is that athletes using their voices is a good thing, Agent Zero has some thoughts on probation violations and shares his own experience stemming from his gun charge. Speaking of guns, the solution Shaq gave to school shootings on a radio show is not a ban on assault rifles but more cops in schools. The guys have some strong feelings about the Diesel’s idea and break it down like prime Shaq used to body other big men in the paint. Finally, with Julius Peppers signing a deal that makes him the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history in his 17th season, the team debates the risk vs. reward of such a long football career. Gil takes us inside the mind of athletes when weighing riches, fame, glory, and passion for the game against potential serious health consequences, plus makes an argument that Peppers won’t be the only non-QB to stack so much in the changing NFL. 

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Odell Beckham Jr. Drug Drama; Sherman Switches Sides; Most Annoying Duke Players | Out of Bounds

Gilbert Arenas makes a triumphant return to #OutofBounds with absolutely no chill! The team kicks things off with the 2018 NCAA Tournament bracket, discussing which schools were done dirty, which ones are likely to pull of upsets, and which team the guys like to win it all. Gil takes issue with the NCAA letting teams like struggling Oklahoma slide in on the strength of early wins and explains why Sooners star Trae Young is in trouble come pre-draft workouts. Next, OOB tackles vengeful cornerback Richard Sherman, who signed with the rival 49ers shortly after the Seahawks cut him. Gil weighs in on the revenge factor, incentive-based contracts, fans burning jerseys, and how the 49ers view Sherman’s outspokenness in the wake of the Colin Kaepernick protest drama. In other NFL news, the crew reacts to the viral video that appears to show superstar Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and an IG model with a blunt and some coke. Opinions vary on what the substances are and what the fallout may be, and Gil shares a weed-tastic story of an old girlfriend to illustrate his point, plus breaks down why you’ll never see him in a viral video. Finally, following Grayson Allen’s latest dirty dickhead incident (add a hip-check to his list of trips), bitter Duke hater Gil and the boys list the most annoying Dukies ever. The words are strong and so are the cases they make!

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Stephen Curry Explains Why He Has the Best Sneaker in the NBA

Since signing with Under Armour back in late 2013, Steph Curry has released a number of signature sneakers. Some have been well received by the public. Others, well, not so much.

But when Complex News caught up with Curry ahead of the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, he said that it’s all been a part of the learning process to him. While he’s been aiming to create the perfect sneaker since designing his very first pair with Under Armour, he was also quick to point out that he should have known better since it’s difficult to nail down the design process right away.

“You learn as you go through this industry, the shoe business,” Curry said. “That’s the biggest thing for me. You want to get it right right away, and you want to have the best sneaker in the game your first shot at it. But I think we’ve gotten better at it as every edition has come out.”

Curry also said he likes the direction he’s headed in as far as his sneaker line is concerned. Without giving away too many details, he said he’s already seen his next two signature sneakers up close and thinks he can capitalize on the momentum he’s built with Under Armour thus far by releasing them.

“I’ve seen Curry 5 and Curry 6, so I know where the product’s going from here. Big things,” Curry said. “We’re in a good space right now with how we’ve brought the design process and bringing these kicks to life. The Curry 4 was a step in the right direction. I feel like it’s the best shoe in the game, so I’m trying to keep that going.”

Chris “COSeezy” Strachan was also on hand to talk about Sneaker Essentials, a new online program offered through a partnership between Fashion Institute of Technology and Complex.

You can check out the full interview above.

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NBA All-Star Madness With Jimmy Butler, Nate Robinson & Kenny Smith | Out of Bounds

 The buzzer has sounded on NBA All-Star Weekend 2018. There were highs, there were lows, there were parties, and Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds team have thoughts on all of it. The reaction starts at the Celebrity Game, where Migos member Quavo took the MVP trophy — and impressed Gil with a non-basketball move. Next, the gang gets into the Slam Dunk Contest, which Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell won, and the All-Star Game, which Team LeBron won 148-145. Have the dunks become too gimmicky and unoriginal? Did the refs try to steal the show at the ASG? Did the format changes, with captains drafting — and a surprising amount of defense and effort — save the showcase game? Or does the NBA need to shake things up further? Depends whom you ask. Following the debate, OOB shares friend of the show Nate Robinson’s star-studded video diary of the festivities, featuring Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon, DJ Khaled, and more. Of course, it wouldn’t be All-Star Weekend without tons of big parties, and Kenny “The Jet” Smith tells Adam about the evolution and dangers of ASW turn-ups, before Gil chimes in with the BTS story of his own $2 million birthday bash. Finally, Jimmy Butler sits down with Adam to discuss why he says whatever he feels, how he chooses his court kicks, and what happens when he plays country music in the Timberwolves locker room. 

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People Are Clowning Rajon Rondo for Wearing Velcro Shoes to Cavs/Celtics Game

With Paul Pierce set to have his no. 34 Boston Celtics jersey retired after the team's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, a few people from The Truth's Celtics days were there to show their support. Kevin Garnett, Doc Rivers, and Rajon Rondo sat next to one another courtside, and wait, wait, wait, what in the world are these shoes on Rondo's feet?! 

Someone was quick to zoom in on Rondo's, um, unique kicks and essentially open the roasting floodgates. 

And Twitter knew what to do from there. 

People can't be out here taking fashion risks anymore. 

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