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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New Billboard Challenges LeBron to Prove He’s the King of New York By Signing With the Knicks

A New York marketing company has taken LeBron's James' recruitment into their own hands by daring the four-time MVP to prove he's the “King of New York” by signing with the Knicks this summer. The sign was put up between 31st and 32nd streets on 7th Avenue, which is to say it faces the entrance of Madison Square Garden. So, yeah, that'll probably do it.

In fairness, the company did admit that the likelihood of LeBron joining the team was extraordinarily slim but, whatever, worst case scenario is it still brings attention to your business.

“Some of you may think we’re crazy and say there’s no chance he ends up in NY. I think why not ?,” they wrote on Instagram. “If you talk the talk you gotta walk the walk. You want to be considered the goat? Legend? Icon? I think the best way to solidify all that is winning a chip in NY a place that hasn’t seen it in 40 years the Mecca of basketball (Lebron's words) So I say you call yourself the King? PROVE IT this is the best place to do it.”

For the uninitiated, the message is referencing a moment last November when LeBron declared himself the Big Apple's king after a comeback victory over the Knicks.

 

You're welcome.. 👑of NY #myfavoriteplayground #striveforgreatness🚀

A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Nov 14, 2017 at 7:26am PST

The billboard is just the latest one to try to woo LeBron into signing a contract this offseason as, previously, signs went up in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Akron. What we're saying is, more creativity would be appreciated. Dig deep.

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Amazon’s Being Secretive as Hell About Their New HQ City Selection

Amazon is trying really hard to not let the cat out of the bag.

Splinter News reports the online megastore, worth over $650 billion, is asking competing cities to sign nondisclosure agreements as they negotiate and narrow down bids for their future headquarters. Local news organizations such as the ABC affiliate WRAL and the Atlanta Star-Constitution, have tried and failed to obtain records regarding the ongoing deals in their metropolitan areas.

According to NPR, the 20 potential locations in North America selected in the second round include:

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Austin, Texas
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Miami, Florida
  • Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Newark, New Jersey
  • New York City, New York
  • Northern Virginia
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Washington D.C.

In fact, some of the first rounds of reports have also been leaving out important information, such as details regarding their offers. For instance, only Boston and Toronto have released information to the public about their deals.

Amazon recently lost value in the stock market after Donald Trump tweeted that the company was burning the United States Postal Service.

How much will one of the world's richest men get in tax breaks? Stay tuned to find out.

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Directors Say Thanos Demands You STFU and Not Spoil Anything

When it comes to Avengers: Infinity War spoilers, the Russo brothers are like Black Panther's M'Baku: They will not have it!

As the creative duo is set to begin the press tour for the film, they went to Twitter to ask fans not to ruin the film for others by spreading spoilers. But to be careful, they're not screening the entire film either.

“We will be visiting fans all over the world screening only a limited amount of selected footage from the film in order to avoid spoiling the story for future viewers,” read the letter, held in place by an Infinity Gauntlet with at least four stones in place. “We will not screen the film in its entirety until the Los Angeles premiere shortly before the film’s global release. Everyone involved with the film has worked incredibly hard for the past two years maintaining the highest level of secrecy.” And it turns out “only a handful of people know the film's true plot.”

The letter continues: “We’re asking that when you see Infinity War, in the coming months, that you maintain that same level of secrecy so that all fans can have an equal experience when they watch it for the first time. Don’t spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn’t want it spoiled for you.”

But in case their polite plea wasn't enough, they reinforced it with a more threatening one: #ThanosDemandsYourSilence. Yikes.

There's bound to be heavy spoilers in Infinity War since it's confirmed that character deaths will happen, making way for the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We. Can't. Wait.

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Kim Kardashian and Millie Bobby Brown Finally Met and it Was Adorable

Kim Kardashian and Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, mutual fangirls of each other's work, finally got to hang out. According to  Peoplethe women, who are both spokespeople for Calvin Klein, met in Los Angeles. Brown shared selfies of herself with Kim on her Instagram Story.

The two celebs have been gushing about each other for quite some time. It all began when Brown, 14, admitted in November 2017 that she was obsessed with the Kardashian clan when she was on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. She told Fallon, “I follow them on social media. I think that they are just, like, really great. They’re so entertaining!”

Both Khloe Kardashian and Kim tweeted in response to their famous fan's confession. “It’s a mutual love fest!! I LOVE you @milliebbrown,” wrote Khloe. Kim responded to her sister's tweet and wrote, “OMG @milliebbrown we love you bible!!!!” Even Kris Jenner got in on the “love fest” and tweeted, “I love you @milliebbrown, you are so adorable! Thanks for watching #KUWTK! We are huge fans of yours also!!” Hours before Brown appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Khloe announced on Twitter that she and her boyfriend Tristan Thompson just became obsessed with Stranger Things.

Brown understandably lost her shit when she saw the tweets from the famous reality TV family. She replied to Khloe and said, “Omg… I was on a plane and the stress watching the airplane mode not going off to tweet this!! Thank you and much love to all of u guys.” To Jenner, she wrote, “Glad you liked the show! But whilst filming #STS2 #KUWTK is alllll I would watch. It’s eleven’s favorite.” And to Kim, she just said, “BEST DAY EVER! Life complete.”

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Fabolous Allegedly Threatens to Shoot Emily B.’s Father in Newly Surfaced Video

TMZ has obtained footage of a verbal altercation involving Fabolous, girlfriend Emily Bustamente, and her father in the driveway of their Englewood, N.J. home. In the video, Fab appears to be brandishing a sharp object while being held back by his security guard, who is trying to usher him into a nearby vehicle. Emily B. tries to record the rapper in the middle of his tirade, which enrages him as he demands that she not take video of him.

The tense back-and-forth between Fabolous and her father is punctuated by a point where he can be heard saying, “That’s my motherfucking daughter.” TMZ claims that Fab tells her father that he's got “a bullet with your name on it,” while a child can be heard crying in the background.

Fabolous turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday. With a lawyer by his side, he was booked on a domestic dispute and making a terroristic threat charge, and given a court date. The following day, North Jersey gathered more information from court documents revealing that on March 7, Fab “became enraged” while on a business trip in Los Angeles after finding out on Instagram that Emily B. was also in Los Angeles. Bustamente claims that she received a text from the rapper on the flight back from L.A. where he wanted to hit her in the head with a baseball bat and that he wanted to kill her but he “did not want to go out like that.”

Emily B. alleges that she was later punched seven times in the face by Fabolous, which resulted in her losing her two front teeth. Bustamente contacted her father following the incident to “remove two handguns from the residence due to her fear that they may be used against her.” Fab came home to confront her father and brother at his Englewood home, and allegedly went into his residence to retrieve the handguns only to find that they weren't there. It was at that moment, according to court documents, Fab told “her father and her brother that he had a bullet for them.”

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Is the Weeknd Dropping His New Album Friday?

The Weeknd is up to something. It's been two years since he dropped his last studio album Starboy in 2016, but the Toronto singer has been sharing cryptic Instagram messages that hint at a new album coming soon.

Tuesday afternoon, he shared a screenshot of a text conversation with La Mar Taylor—his high school friend turned creative director—highlighting the message: “Should we drop Friday? I'm indifferent to be honest.”

 

A post shared by The Weeknd (@theweeknd) on Mar 27, 2018 at 4:21pm PDT

Of course, a text conversation with a creative director leaves things pretty open-ended. Abel could be talking about a new album. Or he could be discussing merchandise, tour promotions, album artwork, a music video, a new song or a number of other possibilities.

There is reason to believe he's referring to a new album, though. Abel has been sharing updates from the studio for months, and just last week, he uploaded a series of short video clips that announced the project was in its mastering phase.

 

mastering

A post shared by The Weeknd (@theweeknd) on Mar 22, 2018 at 9:21pm PDT

He was also recently spotted showing off his hoverboard skills in Los Angeles on the set of what appeared to be a new music video.

Whatever he's cooking up, he has people excited—especially Travis Scott. In early March, Scott apparently got an early listen to the project and told fans, “It’s like when I first heard him for the first time.” Looks like we might finally get a taste of our own on Friday.

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Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe goes Sneaker Shopping at Flight Club in Los Angeles and talks about meeting Michael Jordan, trading NFL tickets for grail sneakers, and why he has the best sneakers in morning sports talk shows. 

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LeBron James Responds to ‘No Place Like Home’ Recruiting Billboard That Just Went Up in Akron

Until LeBron James declares where he's going after this season, the recruiting efforts aren't going to end. In fact, they're just going to ratchet the hell up.

The most recent development in that department was none other than a digital billboard that went up in James' hometown of Akron, imploring him that “There's no place like home.” Since Akron doesn't have an NBA franchise, one would think that it was an effort to get him to stay with the Cavs, especially since Ohio was on the sign. On Friday, James spoke about the new(est) pitch trying to influence where he ends up by saying that stuff like that doesn't affect him because he's been dealing with it since high school.

“I haven't seen it,” James said according to ESPN. “But, like I said before, it's very flattering. It's just, I don't know, it's very humbling. I know my hometown, so, I already know there's no place like Akron, that's for sure. Me just having everything I've done with that city, obviously, but just being a part of that city my whole life … it's just very flattering.”

“It's not that I ignore it,” he added. “I mean, I see it, but I know what's important. I've always been able to keep the main thing the main thing. I see pretty much everything. I have not seen that billboard just yet, but I will. I see and I hear pretty much everything, but I know what's important. I know what keeps me focused. I know what the job is at hand, and that's just how I've always been. It's been like that my whole life.

“I heard talks of me being able to go straight to the NBA and being the No. 1 pick after my junior year in high school. I heard that, but it didn't affect me. There was talks of me leaving St. Vincent-St. Mary and going to Oak Hill [Academy]. There could've been a billboard back then. But it was like, 'No, I'm not doing that. I understand what's important now. What's important now is finishing the school year up and see what happens after the season.' I've always been that way. When I was a kid, I've always just tackled the main thing at the present time and worried about the future when it's upon me.”

 

As relayed by ESPN, the Akron Boards (as nobody calls them) are just the latest billboards trying to steer LeBron to a specific NBA franchise by placing a message in a location he'd only see if he was driving his car down a very particular road. They come after similar billboards were posted in Cleveland, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and probably some other places wondering what they got to do to get some media attention.

The Akron signs were put up by Alison McIntyre Baranek of Stouffer Realty (that's a good plug for her business) and are described in the following manner by ESPN:

Baranek's billboards feature basketball sneakers done up to look like Dorothy's ruby slippers, and the “O” in “home” is an outline of the state of Ohio with James' No. 23 jersey printed in the middle.

ESPN reports that another digital billboard is set to go up next week nearer to LeBron's home in Bath, Ohio. 

However, until the season's over, it sounds as if you won't squeeze jack out of LeBron.

“I don't know if this is even the right time to talk about that,” he said. “Obviously I will attack that after the season. As I stated before, my only focus right now is how we continue to improve the ballclub and put us in the right possible position to compete for a championship.”

Two billboards, though. Damn. Other teams, time to pack it in.

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