Cardi B’s Sister ‘Tired’ of Haters Criticizing Rapper’s Pregnancy

When Cardi B revealed that she is pregnant on SNL earlier this month, she had to start responding for her choice to keep the news a secret almost immediately. She’s now spoken about it on her own social media and in several interviews, but it seems like she still feels like the haters out there refuse to get off her back. According to her, many are saying it was a bad idea to get pregnant at the height of her career, or even to have a baby with her fiancé Offset, who has reportedly cheated on her.

“Why do I have to be in my mid-30s to have a baby?,” Cardi asked in one Hot 97 interview. “What am I doing wrong? I’m a grown woman… I’m 25 years old, and I’m going to say this in the most humble way: I’m a millionaire. I’m established.” 

Cardi’s younger sister Hennessy Carolina has now joined the ring to defend Cardi and her decision to have a baby.

“Why is anyone saying anything so mean to someone? A baby is a blessing,” she told People. “Why would you talk about it like it’s a bad thing? My sister is such a good person, I wouldn’t want nobody to talk bad about her. It really hurts. But I’m not gonna let them stress me out anymore. I’m tired of it!”

“I know she’s happy. No more people talking about her,” she says. “I know she’s happy and she’s free. She can go out and eat food, not hide what she wants to wear.”

Hennessy also took to her own Instagram soon after Cardi appeared on SNL with a visible baby bump to express her excitement over gaining a nephew or niece.

“A baby is truly a blessing from God,” Hennessy wrote. “I know how much you always wanted to be a mom! You always been like a second mom to me so I know u gonna be the best mommy ever.”

“You took care of me like I was your own daughter, I know how much you LOVE babies,” she continued. “Growing up, you would always break me off a piece of your plate without me asking… to our little brother you give him whatever he imagines.”

We know little about how Cardi and her family are preparing for the baby, which is reportedly arriving in July. Cardi has revealed in a recent interview with Big Boy that Offset has named the baby already, but we don’t yet know what the name is or the sex.

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Nipsey Hussle Called Out for Homophobic Instagram Message

Nipsey Hussle has gotten plenty of attention lately for his business moves, his personal life, and his threats to TV news anchors. But on Monday, Hussle got notice for a whole different reason.

The rapper posted a photo on Instagram of a group of African American boys, all dressed in tuxedos, posing for a photo with a friend of Hussle. He commented in the caption that this photo showed a different image of black men and boys than normally appears in the media. However, he expressed that in a way that got a lot of people upset.

“Demonstration speaks louder than Conversation. They gone feed us every image of our men and boys but this one,” he wrote. “No hyper violent…No homo sexual…No abandoners….JUS STRONG BLAC MEN AND YOUNG Men. RESPECT TO MY BIG HOMIE @bigu1 for Leading with love and intelligence. GOD IS WITH US WHO CAN GO AGAINST US 💪🏾”

His lumping in of homosexuality with violence and other negative characteristics attributed to black men and boys by the media upset many, including noted activist DeRay McKesson.

In a Twitter thread, McKesson criticized Hussle's “homophobia,” saying that the rapper was claiming that “strength is elusive to gay black men.” 

“How does who I love change my ability to wield and/or challenge power?” he wrote. “To many, gay black men… are tools, objects to be used for a purpose. But they are not peers, people equally worthy of respect.”

Hussle responded to criticism from McKesson and others on Twitter by saying that he didn't have to be “politically correct.” “I don't look down on gay people,” he continued. “I take issue with the larger agenda… And my conclusion is there is AN AGENDA.”

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Miley Cyrus Responds to Backlash Over Hip-Hop Comments

Miley Cyrus may be “evolving,” but she still knows how to stir up controversy.

During a recent interview with Billboard, the 24-year-old singer made several controversial comments about rap music. Cyrus said she was backing away from the genre, which influenced her 2013 Bangerz album, because she could no longer relate to the typical lyrics.

“I also love that new Kendrick [Lamar] song [“Humble”]: 'Show me somethin' natural like ass with some stretch marks.' I love that because it's not 'Come sit on my dick, suck on my cock.' I can't listen to that anymore,” she explained. “That's what pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little. It was too much 'Lamborghini, got my Rolex, got a girl on my cock'—I am so not that.”

The remarks ignited a social media firestorm, with many accusing Cyrus of appropriating hip-hop culture, before dumping—and criticizing—the genre when it was no longer useful for her.

Cyrus, however, wants the world to know she has nothing but love for hip-hop.

This weekend, the singer went to Instagram to defend her comments and to explain which variety of rap she still enjoys. “I respect ALL artists who speak their truth and appreciate ALL genres of music (country , pop , alternative …. but in this particular interview I was asked about rap),” she wrote. “I have always and will continue to love and celebrate hip hop […] At this point in my life I am expanding personally/musically and gravitating more towards uplifting, conscious rap.”

You can read her full message below.

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LeBron James Isn’t the Only NBA Player Who Loves Kendrick Lamar’s New Album ‘Damn’

It’s not a stretch to say that LeBron James is the biggest Kendrick Lamar fan in the entire NBA. In February 2016, LeBron publicly called for Kendrick to release the “untitled tracks” that he was keeping under lock and key:

Kendrick responded by taking LeBron’s advice and releasing Untitled Unmastered in March 2016, and two days later, LeBron recognized Kendrick’s greatness in an “Uninterrupted” video that he put out:

In November 2016, LeBron used Kendrick’s “Alright” as the soundtrack to an inspirational Instagram post he put up following Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election:

And in December 2016, LeBron let loose at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year ceremony when Kendrick performed “untitled 07” from Untitled Unmastered:

But LeBron’s biggest Kendrick-related stunt came on Thursday when he previewed the rapper’s new album, Damn, on Instagram for his 29 million followers. He shared snippets of songs and gave his seal of approval to Kendrick’s latest project:

But while LeBron might be the biggest Kendrick fan in the NBA, he’s obviously not the only Kendrick fan. On Thursday night, there were no NBA games scheduled for the first time since Thanksgiving following the regular season finales on Wednesday night, and that gave all of the NBA players out there—both those on teams headed home for the summer and those on teams preparing for the playoffs—an opportunity to sit with Kendrick’s latest album for a few hours when it dropped shortly before midnight. And many of them took advantage of their night off by giving Damn a few spins and sharing their reviews of the album on social media.

Here are some of the NBA players who pressed play on Kendrick’s project.

 

Roll call… Calling out all the frauds, make sure you cop god DAMM!

A post shared by matt_barnes9 (@matt_barnes9) on Apr 13, 2017 at 10:35pm PDT

Athletes from other sports chimed in with their thoughts on Damn, too:

Clearly, LeBron might have some competition when it comes to being Kendrick’s No. 1 fan.

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Kendrick Lamar Reveals Cover Art and Tracklist for New Album ‘DAMN.’

There were a lot of Kendrick Lamar fans who were disappointed when they found out that he would not be releasing a new album on April 7 as he suggested at the end of his recent song, “The Heart Part 4.” Many fans stayed up late last Thursday night to hear the album, only to be provided with a pre-order link for the project and very few details about the album itself.

But the good news was that Kendrick announced that fans wouldn’t have to wait very long for his new album to drop. He set the release date for it for April 14, and very early Tuesday morning, Kendrick got around to sharing some more details about the album. He shared the title of the album, which is going to be called DAMN., the cover art for the project, and a tracklist for it.

The tracklist reveals that there won’t be many guests featured on DAMN. But Kendrick did snag Rihanna for a song called “Loyalty” and U2 for a track called “XXX.” Here’s the full tracklist:

1. BLOOD

2. DNA

3. YAH

4. ELEMENT

5. FEEL

6. LOYALTY FT. RIHANNA

7. PRIDE

8. HUMBLE

9. LUST

10. LOVE

11. XXX FT. U2

12. FEAR

13. GOD

14. DUCKWORTH

In addition to dropping DAMN. on Thursday at midnight, Kendrick is also scheduled to headline Coachella later this month. While you wait for his album to drop, you can check out “Humble” here and “The Heart Part 4” here.

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Even Dillion Francis Deals With Trial and Error, Grab a Free Download

Listen here: Even Dillion Francis Deals With Trial and Error, Grab a Free Download

Just this morning, Dillion Francis shared his remix of Steve Angello’s ‘KNAS’. Mr. Francis has been on tour with Angello accompanying, and said that he’s been listening to the well known track a bunch. First he tried speeding it up to 140bpm, infusing some hip hop elements but then jumped the speed up a little more to 160bpm and this is what he came up with. Hard hitting and with a beat that uses the classic ‘KNAS’ sound but at the same time is original in it’s own right.

Take a Listen and here is a message from Dillion himself regarding his new track coming out Feb. 11th.

“SOOOO IN HONOR OF MY NEW SINGLE W/ DJ SNAKE “GET LOW” THATS COMING OUT ON FEB 11th I GIVE YOU MY KNAS REMIX FOR FREE. THANKS FOR ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT I HOPE YOU DIG THIS TRACK AND BUY “GET LOW” WHEN IT COMES OUT” – DF