Nicki Minaj Confirms a Remix of “The Way Life Goes” With Lil Uzi Vert Exists

This past August, Nicki Minaj posted an Instagram video of her singing along to “The Way Life Goes,” a song off Lil Uzi Vert’s then-newly released debut album Luv Is Rage 2. She captioned the video: “Ummm, Uzi better make this a single, send me the beat, and quit playin.”

The news reached Uzi quickly, and he responded by reposting the video and adding a few cheeky emojis. 

 

🦄 ummm Uzi better make this a single, send me the beat, and quit playin 🙄

A post shared by Barbie® (@nickiminaj) on Aug 29, 2017 at 8:19am PDT

 

Luv is rage 2 ☺️💌 @nickiminaj 🦇®

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But that was all a long time ago, and fans of the artists have been left hanging without a remix or even news of its completion. But when Twitter user @IMAMTAY reminded Nicki of the remix, asking her where it was, Nicki had a slightly surprising answer.

Apparently, the collaboration has already happened but is being kept from the world for some ungodly reason that just proves that you can’t always get what you want.

Don Cannon, who Uzi is signed to his and DJ Drama's Generation Now label, says its not on them neither.

But Uzi remembers it differently.

Minaj and Uzi have worked together in the past, namely on “Froze,” a track on Meek Mill’s DC4 mixtape released last year. But now that Minaj and Meek are no longer an item and Uzi is a more established artist with a breakthrough hit, “XO Tour Llif3.” Whatever these two cooked up together would be definitely worth a listen. Here’s hoping whoever is holding up the remix changes their mind soon enough.

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Is Lonzo Ball’s Trainer Trolling Nas With This Photoshopped T-Shirt?

The Lonzo Ball and Nas saga continues.

A photo of Ball's manager/trainer Darren Moore wearing a T-shirt with a Photoshopped version of Nas' 1996 album It Was Written with Ball's face on the cover rather than Nas' face has surfaced. Lonzo posted the picture, which includes fellow Lakers star Brandon Ingram and others, to Instagram on Wednesday night with the caption “H8FUL 8️⃣ .” 

 

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A post shared by Lonzo Ball (@zo) on Oct 11, 2017 at 5:22pm PDT

Nas and Lonzo haven't been on the best of terms since the 19-year-old made some disparaging comments about the legendary Queens MC. It all started when the season premiere of Ball in the Family aired. In it, Ball said, “Y’all outdated, man. Don’t nobody listen to Nas anymore…Real hip-hop is Migos, Future.”

The comment, understandably, didn't sit well with many rap fans.

Even philosopher and critical race theorist Lil B threatened to curse Lonzo for his Nas remarks. 

Shortly after Lonzo made the comments about Nas not being relevant anymore, Nas' manager fired back on Twitter, saying that Nas has no idea who Lonzo even is. 

But who knows? If Lonzo—who has been dropping rap songs left and right lately—keeps this up, the “beef” between him and Nas might end up spilling over onto some tracks. At this point, would you even be surprised?

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6th Grade Teacher in Hot Water for Asking Students to Create Mascot for Nazis

A teacher in Georgia had a terrible homework idea this week, implemented that terrible idea, and is now being called out for its terribleness.

Shiloh Middle School officials are “addressing” a teacher's Nazi mascot assignment following complaints from parents, WSB-TV reported Thursday. The teacher's assignment, given to sixth graders Monday, asked students to create a “colorful” mascot representing the Nazi party. Students were also asked to give this Nazi mascot a name.

“This assignment is not a part of the approved materials provided by our Social Studies department and is not appropriate and the school is addressing the use of this assignment with the teacher,” a Gwinnett County Schools spokesperson said of the assignment. Echoing the concerns of parents who presumably said “What the fuck?” as soon as they were informed of the assignment, the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP succinctly outlined the preposterousness of the unidentified teacher's Nazi-themed homework.

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“When you think about a mascot for something, you think it's a good thing—mascot for your college, mascot for your high school,” chapter president Richard Rose said. Rose added that Nazis are “nothing to celebrate.”

While teaching children about the rise of Nazism and its far-reaching societal effects is indeed something that should happen as often as possible, asking them to basically draw up a cuddly Nazi mascot is one of the worst ideas I've ever heard, particularly when taking into consideration the emboldening of neo-Nazi groups in recent years.

And as for those modern-day Nazis, they already have a mascot:

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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

A post shared by Bow wow (@shadmoss) on Oct 1, 2017 at 11:52pm PDT

“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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Rihanna, Chance the Rapper, and More Respond to ‘Horrific Act of Terror’ in Las Vegas

More than 50 people are dead and hundreds more injured after the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, which occurred Sunday night in Las Vegas. According to the New York Times, a lone gunman opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 during the country music Route 91 Harvest Festival. The suspect, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, reportedly killed himself after the mass shooting. 

The shooting started around 10 p.m. PT Sunday as country singer Jason Aldean performed. Per Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, who addressed the horrific incident in a press conference Monday morning, Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, aiming at the crowd watching Aldean. Those in attendance said the shooting lasted for about 10 minutes.

“We heard what sounded like firecrackers going off,” one concertgoer, Meghan Kearney, told MSNBC. “Then all of a sudden we heard what sounded like a machine gun. … People were getting shot one foot away from us. People were trying to save their friends. There were gunshots everywhere. Helping them would’ve meant that we got shot, too.”

Chance the Rapper, Rihanna, the Weeknd, John Mayer, and more musicians across the industry have taken to social media to express their thoughts and condolences, as well as voice their frustrations with the lenient gun laws in America that allow this kind of thing to happen again and again.

 

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And America

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Everything We Know So Far About the Mass Shooting in Las Vegas, the Deadliest in U.S. History

A gunman opened fire outside of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas during a music festival on Sunday night, killing more than 50 people and injuring at least 500 others, according to the New York Times. The suspect, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, reportedly killed himself after carrying out the mass shooting. It's already being regarded as the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The shooting started shortly after 10 p.m. PT on Sunday as country singer Jason Aldean performed in front of about 20,000 fans during the Route 91 Harvest Festival across the street from Mandalay Bay. According to Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, who held a press conference early Monday morning, Paddock opened fire from a perch on the 32nd floor of the hotel, aiming into the crowd that was gathered to watch Aldean. Those in attendance at the concert are reporting that the shooting lasted for about 10 minutes. A video captured at the scene showed Aldean quickly exiting the Route 91 stage after the shooting began.

Other videos from the scene of the shooting have also surfaced on social media. Those who were in attendance at the concert have spoken about the chaos that erupted during the horrific incident.

“We heard what sounded like firecrackers going off,” one concertgoer, identified as Meghan Kearney, told MSNBC. “Then all of a sudden we heard what sounded like a machine gun. People started screaming that they were hit…People kept dropping and dropping…People were getting shot one foot away from us. People were trying to save their friends. There were gunshots everywhere. Helping them would’ve meant that we got shot, too.”

Lombardo described Paddock as a “lone wolf,” and while there was some initial speculation about what role Paddock's “companion” Marilou Danley may have played in the shooting, she was reportedly found to be out of the country on Sunday night and police do not believe she was involved in the incident. Lombardo said police are reportedly searching Paddock's home, which is located about 80 miles from Las Vegas, and investigating two vehicles, a Hyundai Tucson and a Chrysler Pacifica Touring, with ties to Paddock that were parked near Mandalay Bay.

Lombardo said Paddock does not have any known ties to international terrorist organizations, though ISIS has, without providing any evidence, suggested Paddock was working on behalf of them. Lombardo also revealed that “numerous firearms” were found in Paddock's Mandalay Bay hotel room after police used controlled explosives to enter it. Paddock may have used as many as 10 guns to carry out his attack.

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval released a statement regarding the shooting on Monday morning.

President Trump released a statement on Monday morning as well and spoke about the mass shooting during a brief press conference.

Former President Barack Obama released a statement, too.

Additionally, Aldean shared his thoughts on the shooting.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has put out a phone number for anyone looking for more information on those who may have been involved in the shooting.

The FBI is also asking for help with its investigation into the shooting.

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Fat Joe, Remy Ma, and More Contribute to Tidal’s Hurricane Relief Efforts

Some of hip-hop’s biggest names came together Saturday to help the millions of people suffering in Puerto Rico.

The initiative was launched by Tidal earlier this week, after it announced plans to send 200,000 pounds of supplies to the hurricane-stricken island. The streaming service set up 19 drop-off locations around New York, where people could donate necessities like cases of water, non-perishable food, batteries, new and gently used clothing, hygiene products, diapers, and more.

“Tidal, in partnership with [New York] Governor Andrew Cuomo's Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort, has announced the start of the TIDAL X: Puerto Rico initiative with the charter of a cargo plane that will bring much needed supplies to aid in the recovery and relief in Puerto Rico,” the company wrote in statement.

Artists like Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Jadakiss, and Romeo Santos stopped by the drop-off locations Saturday to help collect, sort, and package the supplies. 

“As the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico grows, our brothers and sisters are desperate for our help. Please join myself, TIDAL, Governor Cuomo, and Ruben Diaz Jr. as we collect and transport much-needed supplies to the island,” Fat Joe said in a video earlier this week. “I thank you all from the bottom of my heart and I promise all these items will be delivered by ME personally to Puerto Rico. God bless.”

You can check out photos from the drop-off locations as well as PSA from participating artists below. To learn more about Tidal's relief efforts and how to donate, go to tidal.com/puertorico

Hot 97 helped organize an event for the community in The Bronx to bring supplies for Puerto Rico and Mexico as well.

 

NYC for Puerto Rico @revolttv love

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The trucks are filling up! #PuertoRico #Mexico #helppuertorico #helpmexico #helpusvi

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@djcamilo x @blendonthewater #PUERTORICO HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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Proceeds from this year’s TIDAL X: BROOKLYN benefit concert will go toward organizations that support recovery from Puerto Rico. The concert will take place Oct. 17, and will include performances by Jay Z, Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, DJ Khaled, and Fifth Harmony.

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Cardi B’s Dentist Also Making Money Moves After Shout-Out on “Bodak Yellow”

Cardi B is absolutely killing it right now. She has officially dethroned Taylor Swift from the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with her breakout hit “Bodak Yellow,” making it the first solo woman-fronted rap single to top the chart since Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” back in 1998. But Cardi’s song has done a lot more than just make America’s summer better. 

Cardi’s dentist, Dr. Catrise Austin, has reported a significant boom in business due to just one shout-out in the song, proving Cardi B is really out here helping everyone she can make money moves, just like herself. For reference: in one of the verses of “Bodak Yellow,” Cardi raps, “Got a bag and fixed my teeth/Hope you hoes know it ain’t cheap.”

Cardi’s dentist has also done work on DJ Khaled, Common, Toni Braxton, Omarosa Manigault, and Busta Rhymes—but it was only after Cardi B rapped about her work that Dr. Austin noticed a bump in her business. And it’s a pretty significant one: Dr. Austin told TMZ her business has tripled so far, with people Googling and calling her to find out more. She also claims that Cardi’s dental work cost as much as a luxury SUV.

“Just this week, I've got so many calls because people want to know 'who is Cardi B's dentist,'” Dr. Austin said in a video posted to TMZ. She also said Cardi's major dental work last year, followed by the rapper's skyrocketing success, has inspired people of all kinds to come in and change their smile, and consequently “change their lives.” 

 

got a bag & fixed our teeth 😁😂 @iamcardib [shot by @kodaklens]  #BIG3 #FightWeekend #Vegas

A post shared by Fabolous (@myfabolouslife) on Sep 1, 2017 at 3:14pm PDT

Rapper Fabolous realized the genius of the line a while ago when he posted a photo with Cardi to his Instagram with the lyrics as a caption, also pointing to some dental work he had done as well. After all, Cardi is definitely not ashamed of her come-up, nor is she trying to hide the fact that she knows where to spend the money coming in from her burgeoning music career. She's open about the work she's done with Dr. Austin in the past, claiming “if you don't feel comfortable about something, go and fix it.”

But it's a testament to Cardi's confidence that she didn't even seem all that bothered pre-dental work. At least not as bothered as her haters, as she tweeted in 2016. 

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Kodak Black Reveals Why He Walked Out on ‘Wild ‘N Out Live’ Performance

While I was a fan of Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out​ for a bit, I fell out of watching it. Well, that's how I like to frame it; if I'm keeping it a buck, I probably aged out of the show. MTV really is for the kids, right? Either way, I was still surprised to hear that Cannon's literally taken his show on the road, with Hitman Holla, Conceited, and other guys from the show traveling across the country, recreating the hilarious series for a live audience and, at times, inviting some musical guests to perform.

This past Saturday, Nick Cannon and company slid through Orlando to perform Wild N' Out live (with word that a portion of the proceeds would be going to help the victims of Hurricane Irma). Their special musical guest? Florida native Kodak Black, who made waves when he apparently didn't finish his set.

Kodak's abrupt ending got blamed on everything from Kodak “tweaking” to his music kept skipping and his mic stopped working, but according to Kodak, it had something to do with his contract.

He alludes to Nick Cannon and/or the promo team for this show (tour?) breached their contract due to them leaking his “surprise performance three times.” He went on to say that he was only contracted for one song and he “sorta” did three for them. 

If Kodak's contract really said that his performance was supposed to be secret, then he might have a case, considering that Nick Cannon tweeted about Kodak being on the show a few days before they hit Orlando. Without seeing the contract, it's hard to know who is actually right, but it is interesting to see Kodak take this much of a stance due to perceived contract disputes (or, at the very least, coming up with good lies as reason to cut his show short).

For those who are wondering, the Wild 'N Out tour has four more stops in October and November.

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Playboi Carti Teases Collab Mixtape With Lil Uzi Vert

If Lil Uzi Vert wants to drop new music every single day for the foreseeable future, I would support this wholeheartedly. Luv Is Rage 2 is a triumph, and is practically begging for a relatively immediate follow-up. So why not hit us with a Playboi Carti collab project?

In a Snapchat post over the weekend, Carti appeared to confirm that something with Uzi is afoot.

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The image itself shows punk icons Captain Sensible and Dave Vanian, from the decades-strong U.K. band The Damned. Carti's caption, as XXL and others have pointed out, includes digits referencing Uzi's 1600 Philly block and Carti's 2900 Atlanta block.

Shouted fuck yeahs aside, no official announcement regarding an Uzi x Carti collab tape has been made. Still, it would be downright cruel to share a post including both the word “tape” and an image of such an iconic duo only to fall short of releasing a full-blown project together. Fingers crossed as fuck.

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Over the weekend, Uzi teased a sequel to his 2016 mixtape Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World. In an Instagram clip, Uzi teased a new track with the caption “Just A Vibe💨🚷 ….👨🏾‍🎤vs🌏2® ? 🙄.” Sadly, Marilyn Manson was not seen or heard in the clip.

 

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Uzi's debut album, Luv Is Rage 2, made Uzi a full-fledged star of unfuckwithable stature. The album opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and garnered largely enthusiastic reviews from critics. If all subsequent teased projects come to pass, we'll soon be getting something with Carti, Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World 2, and a freestyle rock album that will possibly feature some input from Manson.

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