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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J. Cole Just Announced the Release Date for New Album ‘KOD’

J. Cole will be returning with his fifth studio album very, very soon. 

On Monday, Cole took to social media to announce that he would be holding a surprise concert at New York City's Gramercy Theatre and that it would be a “first come, first served” kind of situation. The flyer for the show also warned that no cameras, bags, or phones would be allowed.

 

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Following the show announcement, and also because Cole switched his Twitter profile pic, background, and Instagram avatar, many fans speculated the North Carolina rapper would be dropping some new music. It looks like those theories turned out to be true. 

Following the aforementioned performance, Cole jumped back on social media to reveal that he has a new album on the way and it's titled KOD. And to make it all sweeter, we aren't going to have to wait that long to be able to hear it. The project will be out on Friday, April 20, which, of course, is International Marijuana Day, or something like that. 

Cole reportedly played the album for those lucky enough to attend the NYC show. Brian “B.Dot” Miller shared the news on Twitter.

Cole's last album was 2016's 4 Your Eyez Only.

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Drake Reveals Release Month for New Album ‘Scorpion’

I'm not exactly sure how to say this but, um, there's a new Drake album dropping in June. Monday, the 6 God hit Instagram in a jacket adorned with the news that Scorpion was mere months away.

 

📀 JUNE 2018

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📀 JUNE 2018

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Back in January, Drake surprised everyone with the two-track EP Scary Hours featuring the ubiquitous megahit “God's Plan.” The track was just dethroned from its seemingly permanent spot at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 by another new Drake track. The Lauryn Hill-sampling “Nice for What,” which was not included on the Scary Hours EP, debuted at No. 1 with the most recent chart update.

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Drake's most recent full-length project was last year's mixtape/playlist More Life, which of course boasted career highlight “Portland” featuring Travis Scott and Quavo. One year earlier, Drake dropped off his “Hotline Bling”-housing studio album Views.

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Cardi B Debuts at No. 1 With ‘Invasion of Privacy’

On April 6, Cardi B released her debut album, Invasion of Privacy. After a whirlwind press tour that included co-hosting The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and performing on Saturday Night Live, the first week totals are in. Invasion of Privacy has pushed 255,000 equivalent album units in its first week, making it the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. The total is also the second-biggest week of 2018 behind Justin Timberlake's Man of the Woods (293,000 units).

Cardi’s dominance manifested itself in the streaming world as well, with Invasion of Privacy garnering 100 million streams worldwide in a week. That figure allowed Cardi B to eclipse Taylor Swift’s Apple Music record for the most worldwide streams of an album by a female artist in its first week, although the accomplishment comes under different circumstances.

“Since Swift’s album was not available on streaming services for its first three weeks of release, the comparison is not quite an equal one — Swift’s album sold 1.216 million copies in its first week, according to Nielsen Music,” a Variety report noted.

Cardi B now joins Eve, Foxy Brown, Nicki Minaj, and Lauryn Hill as the only female rappers to top the Billboard 200. Nicki is the only member of that group to do so more than once.

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Walmart Yodeling Boy Mason Ramsey Will Perform at Coachella

Beyoncé, The Weeknd, Eminem, Cardi B, and more are set to take the stage at Coachella. But the audience will be in for a rare performance—the yodeling boy.

Earlier this month, a video of 11-year-old Mason Ramsey went viral as he sang his heart out to Hank Williams' “Lovesick Blues” complete with the yodeling parts, inside of a Walmart. Ramsey was also sporting a bow-tie and cowboy boots, adding to the out-of-the-box clip.

Since then, he's been on Ellen (of course he was), and even played a show in a Wal-Mart parking lot that was live-streamed on Facebook. But now, TMZ reports he's going to take on one of the biggest stages ever at the Southern California music festival. But that's not all. It seems he's become a hot commodity on the scene as other musicians are trying to book him to perform with them. That number of musicians includes Post Malone, who reportedly wanted to collab with Ramsey on stage on Saturday night. Unfortunately, Ramsey's scheduled is stacked, and he already had another performance set with Grand Ole Opry. Malone is set to perform during Coachella's second weekend as well though so it could still happen. But we'd be really interested in a Cardi B/Yodel boy performance. Between Cardi's unique noises and Ramsey's yodeling, it would be…interesting, to say the least.

But first up, Ramsey is slated to bring his yodeling skills to a set with Chicago DJ, Whethan, at the Sahara tent later today. It can be live-streamed here.

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Lil Uzi Vert Takes Shots at Rich the Kid on “Who Run It” Remix

“Who Run It” season continues with the official studio version of G Herbo's updated take on the Three 6 Mafia classic. As previously teased, Lil Uzi Vert uses his portion of the barnburner to go all the way off.

Uzi also sneaks in an apparent Rich the Kid diss:

Boy, you ain't rich, you a bitch

He also raps:

Your shit weak, tryna compare us or somethin'
What I made last week? Like a million or somethin'
Rich, mad 'cause your bitch ate my kids or somethin'
Man, I could fuck your wife like you sharin' or somethin'

The line about Rich's wife is likely in reference to a recent report that she filed for divorce from the rapper. It was alleged that Rich cheated on his wife with Blac Chyna and India Love.

Just last month, Rich was convinced that his Uzi-mocking “Dead Friends” wouldn't get a response from the Master of 666 at all. “I doubt it,” Rich told Rap-Up. “Not on a music level. I'm not really looking for him to respond. It really ain't no disrespect. He was talking on Twitter.”

Stream Herbo and Uzi's “Who Run It” remix below via Apple Music or grab it on iTunes.

The official “Who Run It” stream arrives at the perfect time, as there's clearly something major afoot in the Uziverse. As I wrote about Wednesday whilst unforgivably missing an obvious Mike Jones reference, Uzi’s Instagram has purportedly been taken over by a variety of people who aren’t Uzi after some login info (allegedly) found its way onto a brothel’s bathroom wall.

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The latest post sees Uzi in a contemplative mood in front of a tent, with the caption—supposedly not written by Uzi—taking aim at Uzi’s “bosses” for not letting him drop new music. “Thank me later Uzi I'm leakin' songs for your fans,” the caption promised.

 

 

 

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Cavs Fans Boo Tristan Thompson Amid Rumors He Cheated on Pregnant Khloé Kardashian

Nowhere is safe for Tristan Thompson—not even the basketball court. Cavaliers fans attending Wednesday night's final regular season game trolled the player in support of Khloé Kardashian, his very-soon-to-be baby mama. This week Thompson has been tangled in a web of reports exposing his alleged infidelity. Now it seems no matter where the 27-year-old goes, he won't be able to escape the drama.

One person attending the game against the New York Knicks shared a photo of a fan holding a “We [heart] Khloé,” sign. Other fans reported booing when Thompson hit the court.

The scandal began when video surfaced of Thompson allegedly making out with two women back in 2017, long after he and Khloé had started dating. More photos and video surfaced, reportedly showing Thompson canoodling with a woman on a rooftop bar in Manhattan. The Shade Room also published video of Thompson and a woman entering his hotel at 5 a.m. over the weekend. So far, all of the women deny they knew Khloé was pregnant at the time.

A source told Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday that Khloé is “completely devastated” and that Tristan is “a man Khloé built a life with and saw as her forever.” Kris Kardashian reportedly flew to Cleveland to be with her daughter and “support her in whatever she needs.”

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Khloé has been a big Cavs supporter, frequently spotted courtside since the couple began dating in 2016. The 32-year-old reality star is due any day now with their daughter, her first child. 

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Young Thug Says He Wants to Work With XXXTentacion

A Young Thug and XXXTentacion collaboration? It could happen if Thugger gets his way.

On Friday night, the Atlanta rapper hit up Instagram Live to share a snippet of a low-tempo track that could eventually feature XXX.  

“I want y’all to tag [XXXTentacion],” he said before previewing the cut. “[…] I like this young nigga.  He’s one of the only young niggas that I like. He’s really dope. I want y’all to tag him. I want him featured on this.”

It’s unclear when the track is expected to drop, as Thug previously announced he would not release any new material until 2019: “I’ve got a deaf brother,” he told Hypebeast back in February. “I’ve got a brother who can’t hear or talk, so I want to act deaf for a year. So I ain’t going to put out no music this year.”

Some fans are skeptical about the claim, especially in light of Birdman’s recent announcement that he and Thug may deliver Rich Gang 2 before summer’s end. Could this newly previewed record be part of the upcoming Rich Gang project? We’ll have to wait and see.

As of Saturday afternoon, XXX had not responded to Thugger’s video.

The 20-year-old Florida rapper faced more assault allegations late last month, after a newly surfaced video from 2013 showed him punching a woman. XXX's legal team, however, claims the video was not as severe as it seemed, and suggested the alleged victim is simply interested in making a quick buck.

“This ‘terrified’ woman decides to post this video now, conveniently, when [XXX] becomes famous,” attorney Jaclyn Broudy told TMZ. “Draw your own conclusions.”

On Saturday, XXX announced he would host a paintball “war” to raise awareness about gun violence.

“OK, so next Saturday, we're doing an event called Put Down the Guns,” he said in a video. “Paintball war. Broward vs. Dade County. Come.”

 

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LeBron James and Ben Simmons Share Instagram Props After Dueling Triple-Doubles

After a 132-130 win that went down to the wire and saw his Philadelphia 76ers surpass the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA’s Eastern Conference standings Friday, Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons used his Instagram account to show respect to the man widely regarded as the NBA’s best player.

 

FRESH PRINCE X KING JAMES 👑

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“Fresh Prince X King James,” Simmons wrote as a caption to a picture of he and LeBron James embracing after the 76ers pulled off the win. Both Simmons and James put up triple-doubles, as Simmons dropped 27 points, 13 assists, and 15 rebounds. While James took some heat for missing a potentially game-tying free throw, he led the Cavaliers with 44 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists.

Off the court, James gave the all-important IG nod of approval to Simmons’ nickname for the matchup.

“Fresh Prince X King James,” LeBron commented, while dropping no less than eight flame emojis.

“Ah, he was awful,” James joked, when asked about Simmons’ performance during postgame comments obtained by ESPN. “Come on, man. You’re asking these questions. He was great, of course.”

Friday’s win moved the 76ers a half-game ahead of the Cavs in the Eastern Conference playoff standings, as the Sixers and Cavs look to wrap up the regular season in the coming days.

The matching triple-doubles will likely add to the comparisons between James and Simmons, as both combine point guard ball handling and passing abilities with the size of a traditional power forwards. Both James and Simmons are also represented by Klutch Sports Group, which is owned by James’ friend and business partner Rich Paul.

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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🚀

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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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