Cardi B Explains Why She Was ‘So Nervous’ to Record “Um Yea” With Offset

Cardi B and Offset aren’t afraid to mix business with pleasure. The newly engaged couple has teamed up on a number of records, such as “Lick,” “MotorSport,” and now “Um Yea,” from Quality Control’s new Control the Streets Vol. 1 compilation. Though the latter track is the most recent, Cardi revealed it marked her first-ever recording session with her husband-to-be—a moment that may have solidified their relationship.

“[T]his was the first time I ever got In the studio with @offsetyrn. I did LICK way before he featured on it, anyways i was soo nervous cause he was looking at me like ‘let’s see if she really be doing this shit on her own,’” the “Bodak Yellow” rapper wrote on Instagram. “[T]hen I got in the booth […] Had to show his ass why he had to put a ring on this finger.”

She clearly did something to impress him. 

Following weeks of engagement rumors, Offset proposed to Cardi in October during Power 99's Powerhouse in Philadelphia. Cardi expressed her love for the Migos member shortly after, writing on Instagram: “Thank you for seeing the potential in me since you met me. For giving me advice molding me and loving me […] I can’t wait to spend FOREVAAAA with you. Lets make a lot shmoney and love together.”

The couple reportedly has another collaboration on deck. Back in September, Quavo told TMZ that Cardi would be featured on Migos’ upcoming album Culture 2, which is set to drop in early 2018.  

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Jay Z Cancels Two Shows on 4:44 Tour Due to Technical Difficulties

Jay Z’s 4:44 Tour won’t make it to Lincoln, Nebraska, after all.

On Friday, the rapper released a statement explaining he was forced to cancel the Dec. 6 show because of “technical difficulties.” The production crew apparently deemed it “impossible” to set up the screens in The Pinnacle Bank Arena. It’s disappointing news, to say the least, but fans won’t be completely screwed over. According to the Omaha World Herald, all tickets will be fully refunded at the point of purchase.

“Due to the scale of this production, we cannot get the screens up on time into the building in Nebraska. This tour is too important to me to do it halfway. I have to cancel the show,” he wrote. “I respect you guys too much to take the money and run. Peace, Hov.”

Jay said he had to cancel a Fresno concert earlier this month for the same reason.

The 4:44 concert kicked off in late October and will include stops in Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle, and Oakland, before wrapping up Dec. 21 in Inglewood, California.  

 

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Jay’s 4:44 Tour has nabbed several headlines in recent weeks. During his show in Cleveland, the rapper pointed to a child in the audience and reassured her she could be president one day. Shortly before that, he used his time on stage to speak on the NFL protests and the injustices in our country.

“I want y’all to understand…when people are kneeling and putting their fists up and doing what they’re doing, it’s not about the flag. It’s about justice. It’s about injustice,” he told the crowd in Miami. “And that’s not a black or a white thing. It’s a human issue. It’s a human issue. Everybody should feel the same way. If your 16-year-old child left the house and didn’t come back, everyone should be affected. That’s not a black or a white issue. That’s a human issue. That’s a young person who lost their life senselessly.”

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Mia Khalifa and Gilbert Arenas Explain Why Masked Kyrie Is Overrated on ‘Out of Bounds’

On today's episode of Out of Bounds, Mia shows off her oversized, blinged-out turnover chain after University of Miami's big win, and Gilbert Arenas admits to finally being impressed by Lonzo Ball's play. The team also weighs in on masked Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook's fashion sense, and 49ers fans breaking the long streak by getting “0-16” tattoos. Will this be a new trend?

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Mia Khalifa and Gilbert Arenas Discuss Why Kyrie SZN Is Finally Upon Us on ‘Out of Bounds’

On today’s Out of Bounds, Gilbert, Mia, Pierce, and Adam chat about the past week’s NBA, NFL, and college football standings and U of Miami’s Bowl prospects. The crew also run through Steph Curry’s mouthguard-related first ejection, coach firings, why the Cleveland Browns are trash, and Gabrielle Union’s discussion of tossing salads in her life prior to Dwyane Wade.

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Migos, Dave East, and More Share Songs That Should Replace the National Anthem at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards

The 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards took place this weekend in Miami and Complex News was on the green carpet to chop it up with DJ Khaled, Migos, Dave East, Lil Yachty, Plies, and more. Check the video up to hear those artists talk about everything from the awards show location to songs that bump harder than the national anthem. And yes, Migos are down to replace it with “Bad and Boujee.”

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Bow Wow Is Tired of “U Dumb Mafukers” in His Comments

Habitual L-taker Lil Bow Wow doesn't make it easy for himself. Whether there's a “scientific method” to his fake stunting is yet to truly be seen, but it continues to be open season on the Bow Wow who wants you to call him Shad Moss whenever he gets on social media. Just check out this Instagram from the other day, where he's documenting how lit his time at Club LIV in Miami was (almost empty Ciroc bottle included).

 

I just do it different we at LIV

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“I just do it different,” Bow Wow used for the caption, but folks in the comments didn't even believe that he could afford the bottle he was sipping on, again due to his insane fuckery that's spawned whole challenges. When Bow Wow caught wind of how he was being roasted in his own comments, though, he wasn't for it, going on a lit tirade that I find myself not being mad at.

“U dumb mafukers LISTEN!!,” Bow Wow began. “Im tipsy! If the mafuukan bottle empty u stupid shits! Means we drinking. Fuck wrong u w mafukas! Alota of mafukas on social media are fucking idiots! Exactly why i barely respond respond to folks. The more stupid mafukas i talk to it dumbs me down. STOP TALLLLLKKKING TOOOO MEEEEEEE”

It's hard to take Bow Wow calling people “idiots” seriously when he can't consistently spell the word “motherfucker” correctly, but I hate that the internet is making me side with Bow Wow. People truly are idiots; even if Bow Wow can't afford a plane, or a bottle of Ciroc, guess what? I know many IG-hawking “mafukers” who are trying to figure out the splits on the tab when the night is over. It's easy af to clown Bow Wow for his fake fuckery, because again, he makes it super easy, but I refuse to believe that everyone in his mentions has their funds correct during every outing.

Truth be told, I don't want Bow Wow to change. He's the constant enigma who is cognizant of his bullshit and seems to revel in the hate… that is until he's a little too lit and reads a comment that fucks up his fun.

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Smokepurpp on Young Thug, Lil Pump, and Dogs

As we learn more about the group of artists first classified as “SoundCloud rappers,” the title feels increasingly inadequate. Smokepurpp is the latest South Florida phenom to break big, recently signing with Alamo Records and landing features from Chief Keef, Travis Scott, and D.R.A.M. for his Deadstar release.

Now that he's fully in the public eye, we wanted to see what Smokepurpp was thinking about during his rise—so we took a trip in Twitter's time machine and asked the Miami rapper what was going through his head when he forgot what a chicken was.  

Watch the latest episode of Trending Topics above, and listen to Deadstar below. 

Catch Smokepurpp live on the Pigeons & Planes stage at ComplexCon, which goes down November 4 and 5 in Long Beach, California. Tickets are on sale​ ​now.​

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XXXTentacion Mocks Abuse Allegations in Disturbing Instagram Videos

Disturbing new details emerged last week regarding the abuse allegations against XXXTentacion. X, who's been charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman and is set to stand trial in October, has now responded to those reports in a series of Instagram Story clips. Among other things, X's response includes threats to anyone who called him a “domestic abuser.”

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X also mocked feminists, told publications not to cover him, and—in a clip captioned “I only beat the pussy”—said, “If you want your pussy domestically abused, hit my line.” In other clips, X claimed people were just mad at him for being successful and repeatedly screamed “suck my dick!” at the camera. At the time of this article's publication, most of the clips were still available on Instagram. 

Last week, Pitchfork published an extensive report on the case including excerpts from X's alleged victim's 142-page testimony. At one point, the victim alleges, X—whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy—”wanted to cut out [her] tongue” for singing along to another artist's guest verse. X allegedly head-butted, punched, stomped, and strangled the woman. He is also accused of threatening to kill the woman and the unborn child.

Asked during her two-and-a-half hour session at a Miami public defender’s office back in January to name exactly when X threatened to kill her, she said the threats were particularly frequent when they lived together in Orlando. “Well, when we lived in Orlando, it was literally like every day,” she said.

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In addition to the aggravated battery of a pregnant woman charge, X has also been charged with false imprisonment, domestic battery by strangulation, and witness-tampering.

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