Nicki Minaj and Nas Have Reportedly Broken Up Before Even Confirming They Were Dating

Nicki Minaj and Nas never even confirmed that they were dating, but TMZ is already reporting that they’ve called it quits. And if you heard any of the recent rumors that Nicki was pregnant, well, the site also reports that those were fake.

There have been conflicting rumors about when (and if) the two rappers started dating. A source told E! News back in September of that the two had been an item since May 2017, but TMZ puts the beginning of their love affair at June.

In any case, the two enjoyed flirting with the media’s attention and provoked many a headline. The two have definitely been pictured hanging out at several points throughout 2017. This past December, Nas called Nicki “the Queen of New York” when wishing her a happy birthday, and also called her “Shorty” in another Instagram post in September. In addition, the two were practically inseparable during Nas’ 44th birthday party in NYC the same month.

Nicki even revealed the two had “sleepovers” during an appearance on The Ellen Show. The two never confirmed anything, and could have easily been laughing at the rabid speculation after seeing photos of two friends being supportive. But then again, Nicki did break up with Meek Mill in January, and the relationship would have been a blessed union between two of New York's most celebrated rappers. 

TMZ claims the two are committed to not trash-talking each other, but aren’t looking to remain friends either. The cause for the split came down to the fact that the two live too far apart from each other, and the two rappers also have multiple businesses to juggle on the side. Nas has his record label and multiple venues of his chicken and waffles restaurant, Sweet Chick. Nicki, on the other hand, has been teasing an album for months now and also has other business ventures on the side.

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George Zimmerman Threatens to Feed Jay Z to “An Alligator” Over Trayvon Martin Documentary

Long before there was an orange President giving neo-Nazis a pass, rational non-racist people were pretty unified in the belief that George Zimmerman was sub-human trash. Zimmerman’s 2012 killing of then-17-year-old Trayvon Martin under the guise of self-defense pretty much drove that point home. 

As if Zimmerman’s subsequent attempts to profit from Martin’s killing weren’t enough, Zimmerman offered further proof when asked about Jay Z’s upcoming documentary about Martin.

“A production team headed by docuseries executive producer Michael Gasparro made unannounced visits to his parents and uncle’s homes in Florida in an attempt to get them on camera,” of The Blast noted in a recent report. “He claims that production ‘harassed,’ his family, but refused to elaborate on what the harassment was. He also would not answer whether his family agreed at any point to go on camera with the producers.”

Heaven forbid Zimmerman and his family should be inconvenienced while Martin’s family is subjected to Zimmerman referencing killing their child by telling The Blast, “I know how to handle people who fuck with me, I have since February 2012.” Zimmerman also made it clear that “anyone who f***s with my parents will be fed to an alligator.”

Suffice it to say, empathy for Zimmerman was in short supply.

News of the documentary, entitled Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, initially emerged in the spring. Jay Z struck a deal with The Weinstein Company to air the project via The Paramount Network. It’s safe to assume Harvey Weinstein won’t be involved in any capacity given recent events, but it appears the documentary is still in production.

At press time, no formal premiere date had been announced for Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.

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Watch These New Yorkers Turn Up to “Bodak Yellow” at the Subway Station

Lest you're somebody who doubts the ability for music to unite people (which is an archetype I'm not even sure exists, but let's pretend it does because otherwise the only intro I got is “Check this video out because you might enjoy it”), watch this clip from Twitter user @mattwhitlockPM showing a number of people having fun during an otherwise mundane/frustrating experience (dealing with the NYC subway).

The reason they're having fun is because someone, somewhere within range is blasting Cardi B's “Bodak Yellow,” and though they're not dancing in unison that's really just an unrealistic standard propagated by Hollywood anyway. See for yourself, above.

In addition to having a crew of Big Apple commuters turn up simply because her music is playing within earshot, which was just the most recent potentially viral moment to take place in the subway, Cardi B is also set to have her next single “Cardier Cardi,” released less than two weeks from now, reportedly on Dec. 15.

She's also got the “Motorsport” video coming out on Dec. 1 sometime soon:

Lots of different stuff going on.

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Watch Klay Thompson Do the Most Random Interview Ever While Walking Around NYC

After playing against the Nets in Brooklyn on Sunday night, the Warriors had an off day on Monday. And that gave a couple of Golden State stars the opportunity to fulfill some media obligations in New York City.

Steph Curry stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night, and during his appearance on the show, he spoke about everything from serving as a taste-tester for his wife Ayesha at home to having his own line of Under Armour sneakers. He also made a well-timed joke about Fallon’s decision to take up “smoking” as a hobby while he was on the show. You can check out Curry’s appearance on The Tonight Show (“smoking” joke at the 1:20 mark) below.

But that was far from the most newsworthy media appearance made by a member of the Warriors on Monday. Because while Curry was taping his Tonight Show segment, his teammate Klay Thompson was off taking part in a media appearance of his own, and it involved a very important topic: Scaffolding. Yes, scaffolding.

If you’ve ever walked around New York City, you know that scaffolding is literally everywhere. It’s hard to walk for more than a block without having to walk under it. And somehow, Fox 5 in NYC was lucky enough to land a man on the street interview with Thompson, who talked about his approach to scaffolding as he made his way around the Big Apple on Monday. You can check out a portion of the interview below.

“I usually observe if the piping and stuff is new,” Thompson, who was identified as “NBA Player” by Fox 5, said. “Sometimes, you know, if it’s something that looks like it’s been there awhile, I kind of try to avoid that.”

Insightful!

If this seems like the most random interview you’ve ever seen an NBA player do, you’re not alone. This clip of Thompson talking scaffolding has been making the rounds on social media, and it’s been getting quite a reaction out there.

Can we request more clips of Thompson talking to local news people in every city he visits? The Warriors travel to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder on Wednesday night. Good luck topping this, OKC.

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8 People Dead in Manhattan Terrorism Incident (UPDATE)

UPDATED October 31 9:20 p.m. ET: ​29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov of Tampa, Florida has been identified as the attacker. NBC is reporting law enforcment sources as saying Saipov left a note in the rented vehicle​ in which he writes that he commited the attacks for ISIS. 

Read the original story below.

Eight people were killed in a terrorist event in downtown Manhattan Tuesday afternoon, and more were injured. The incident occurred when a truck ran onto a narrow bicycle path, hitting numerous people along the way.

The NYPD held a press briefing alongside Mayor DeBlasio. They confirmed that the driver  struck a number of pedestrians and bikers before hitting a schoolbus. The suspect, a 29-year-old male driving a rental truck, then exited the vehicle holding a gun, and was shot by an officer and taken to a hospital. A paintball gun and a pellet gun were recovered from the scene, police said. No other suspects are outstanding.

Eight fatalities were confirmed by the NYPD, with several more people suffering life-threatening injuries. The driver made a “statement,” which was “Allahu Akbar!” according to some eyewitnesses. This, according to the press briefing, was confirmation that the incident was “a terrorist event.” The FBI has been brought into the case.

Social media reports of the incident started popping up around 3:00 p.m. local time.

Roughly 90 minutes after early reports of the incident, the NYPD confirmed that a vehicle had entered a pedestrian/bike path, resulting in “several fatalities” and numerous injuries before crashing into the bus.

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A Boogie Wit da Hoodie on Kanye’s Best Album, His Daughter, and NYC Summers

A Boogie Wit da Hoodie is on fire. His song “Drowning” is racking up hundreds of millions of plays, and his new album The Bigger Artist includes features from 21 Savage, Trey Songz, Kodak Black, and more. A Boogie stopped by for the latest episode of Trending Topics, and discussed his new music, NYC summers, Kanye's College Dropout, and having a daughter. Let us know who you want to see on Trending Topics next in the comments. 

Check out our Who Is? with A Boogie Wit da Hoodie and our Trending Topics with Smokepurpp below. 

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Carmelo Anthony Takes Subtle Jab at Knicks Over Joining OKC

Carmelo Anthony has only been playing for the Thunder for about 10 days now. But to hear him tell it, he’s already way happier playing in Oklahoma City than he ever was playing for the Knicks.

On Monday, Carmelo—who is a three-time Olympic gold medalist—told reporters that playing alongside Russell Westbrook and Paul George on the Thunder feels a little bit like playing alongside his fellow Olympians as part of Team USA. And while explaining why that is, he managed to take a shot at the Knicks and the talent, or lack thereof, that he was surrounded with when he played in New York City.

Olympic Melo connotation comes into play [where] I’m surrounded by great players,” he said, according to the New York Post. “I try to get where the game is easier for myself, easier for everybody else. That’s where I can come in and not have to do too much and bring my game and help me blend with other guys. I’ve always been a product of my environment. Whatever the environment wants from me, that’s what I give my environment. This environment is different, reminds me of being around Olympic teams, those great teams.”

Elsewhere, Carmelo also spoke about how his move to the Thunder has rejuvenated him and put some energy back into his game. It sounds like playing for the Knicks was dragging him down and sucking a lot of the fun out of basketball for him, which isn’t going to be a problem now that he’s in OKC.

“I’m like born again a little bit,” he said. “I feel like I’m in college again. My second college campus being around in a city with a college feel. The energy and joy is back with the game of basketball. I can feel it when I wake up. That energy is different. I think you’ll see something special.”

Can you blame Carmelo for being this happy? After what he endured in NYC over the last few years, the idea of going into a season with a championship being a realistic goal has to feel great. And while the Knicks players who played with him probably won’t be thrilled to hear what he had to say about his time with the team, it’s hard to argue with the things he said and it’ll be interesting to see what he looks like once he starts taking the court for the Thunder on a nightly basis.

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Supreme Is Opening a Store in Brooklyn

Calling all Supreme lovers, haters, and in-betweeners: do I have some news for you. The highly coveted brand has announced that it's opening a new store in New York—Brooklyn, to be exact. The address will be 152 Grand Street, Brooklyn, New York 11249. Currently, there's only one other New York Supreme store, in SoHo on Lafayette Street. The new store will officially open its doors on Thursday, October 5.

If you're not in NYC, you'll just have to keep trying your luck at other ways of getting your hands on the brand, like hitting up resellers, having someone else wait in line to cop it for you, or finding other outlets selling the material. One of the latter options is BRENTS Sportswear, “One of the most influential manufacturers of '90s streetwear,” which recently revealed it has a 36-piece capsule of one-off vintage items that it's putting up for sale. You can sign up here to be alerted to the drop date for that.  

Or maybe, just maybe you can luck up on some Supreme blank tees at your neighborhood Kmart, like some people did back in July. That is, if they haven't all already slashed the tags off. May the odds be ever in your favor.

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