The nine-year-old’s consultant explained the method behind Lil Tay’s viral character.
“Note to self, can’t turn a natural born HOE, into a HOUSEWIFE.”
Nicki Minaj fans are frantically searching for the rapper, who hasn't made a single post on Twitter or Instagram this year. Nicki didn’t attend the Grammys and hasn’t been seen in public this year. In a state of distress, her worried Barbs have decided to launch website featuring a clock counting her time away plus a social media campaign to track the rapper down.
While some fans are concerned by her absence, others suspect that she’s up to something—namely her upcoming fourth studio album that's anticipated to drop sometime this year.
Last year, Nicki made plenty of noise after she delivered a handful of solid features, including verses for Migos' “Motorsport,” Yo Gotti's “Rake it Up,” and ASAP Ferg’s “Plain Jane (Remix)” to name a few.
In November, the Queens native promised that her upcoming album will be “super iconic” and expressed that she was excited to share it with her fans. “Sonically, I know what the album’s about to sound like. I know what this album is gonna mean to my fans. This album is everything in my life coming full circle and me being truly, genuinely happy,” she said at the time. “It feels almost like a celebration.”
Whether the rap queen is simply taking a social media break or getting ready to drop the hottest album of 2018, one thing is certain: The wait driving her fans crazy.
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SremmLife 3 is looking like it's about to be a pretty lengthy project, according to Mike Will Made-It.
On the Grammys red carpet Sunday night, the producer told Pitchfork that the brothers' next release would be a triple-disc record that would include solo tracks from Slim Jxmmi and Swae Lee. “We got the Swae Lee, Swaecation, Jxmmi's Jxmtroduction, and then the Rae Sremmurd side,” Mike Will said. The actual collaborative portion of the album is yet to be officially named, according to Mike Will, but the very on-brand title Sremmin' is supposedly in the running.
The pair have already proved themselves to be hit-makers—2015's “Throw Sum Mo,” 2016's “Black Beatles,” and most recently, this year's “Unforgettable”—and Swae Lee has confirmed that their latest release will have “the hottest music on the fucking planet” (“the planet…the whole planet”) so it looks like we're in for a massive addition to the rap duo's legacy.
They're not stressing over any Grammy snubs either. In a tweet, Swae Lee stated he's got “15 more on my new album.” Whichever disc these “15” end up on, with Rae Sremmurd's impressive track record, there's no doubt SremmLife 3 will be one of the hottest releases of the new year.
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As we hit the one year mark of Trump's four-year term as President of the United States, it's hard to not look back at what we lost (namely, the icon known as Barack Obama) and the burden we've gained in our Cheeto-hued POTUS Trump. And while it's easy to see the differences between the two (for example, one is a caring, compassionate man and an eloquent speaker, and the other is Trump), the contrast between these American leaders is most evident on Twitter. Despite the official @POTUS account having almost 22 million followers, Trump would much rather fire off fuckery every morning via his @realDonaldTrump account, which is sitting at almost 47 million(!) followers.
It'd be dope if Trump exercised some tact while tweeting, or, at the very least, didn't sound like an upset baby whenever someone talked shit, failed to vote the way he wanted or kneeled during the playing of the National Anthem. Trump's vitriol is very un-presidential, and while his supporters rejoiced in the idea that his win meant that they elected a man who could truly shake up the current political system, dude's got us out here looking ridiculous on the regular.
We know how it works, though: you can't just SAY that Trump's tweets make him look insane compared to Obama's. You have to SHOW the people exactly how his antics have him (and, as a result, the United States) looking foolish. So, why don't we do just that?
The first instance isn't so obvious. During Thanksgiving, both Trump and Obama took to Twitter to share their feels about the holiday. Trump dropped an almost four-minute video, which he begins by saying “Melania and I would like to wish you a blessed and joyful Thanksgiving.” Melania was nowhere to be seen during the clip, which covered everything from Americans rejoicing to members of the Armed Forces who wouldn't be home for the holidays. Trump's lack of emotion managed to make all of his words feel hollow and inauthentic.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! pic.twitter.com/nQhi7XopMW
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2017
Now take Obama's 2017 Thanksgiving tweet, which was simple and to the point. A picture of Barack, his wife Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha was paired with a short, sweet, and to the point caption: “From the Obama family to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving full of joy and gratitude.”
From the Obama family to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving full of joy and gratitude. pic.twitter.com/xAvSQwjQkz
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 23, 2017
That Obama can show more compassion in a still image than Trump did in a video shouldn't be surprising.
About a month later, on New Year's Eve, we get to see the hate in Trump's heart on full display. During a time where people are coming together, singing songs that speak to drinking with friends and letting go of “days gone by,” Trump's busy throwing shade to “enemies, haters, and even the very dishonest Fake News Media.”
As our Country rapidly grows stronger and smarter, I want to wish all of my friends, supporters, enemies, haters, and even the very dishonest Fake News Media, a Happy and Healthy New Year. 2018 will be a great year for America!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2017
That mirrored his 2016 NYE tweet, where he again called out his “enemies.”
Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don't know what to do. Love!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2016
Compare that to Obama's NYE 2017 tweet, which spoke to reflecting and preparing for 2018. Obama made sure to point out that, even though there's been a LOT of bad news in 2017, “there are countless stories from this year that remind us what's best about America.”
As we count down to the new year, we get to reflect and prepare for what’s ahead. For all the bad news that seemed to dominate our collective consciousness, there are countless stories from this year that remind us what's best about America.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 29, 2017
Obama then went on threading stories of inspiration! And that's the key—Trump's Twitter reveals that he is far more concerned with throwing shots at his enemies than being a positive influence on people. He said so himself on December 30, 2017.
I use Social Media not because I like to, but because it is the only way to fight a VERY dishonest and unfair “press,” now often referred to as Fake News Media. Phony and non-existent “sources” are being used more often than ever. Many stories & reports a pure fiction!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2017
The problem is, even if Trump claims his Twitter usage is “modern day presidential,” Obama's owning him on the social platform. While Obama tweets his long-standing message of hope, Trump's tirades are fueled by hate. Trump won the presidency
with the help of Russia by tweeting to those who felt neglected in the years that Obama was in office. While that fire and brimstone performance may have won him an election, his continued use (abuse?) of the platform doesn't feel presidential at all.
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In episode one of Everyday Struggle, Joe Budden and DJ Akademiks debate if Jay Z or Tyler, the Creator had the best verse on Frank Ocean's new song “Biking.” They also wonder if Hov should ever work together again. Additionally, they talk about Jay Z removing all of his solo albums from Spotify and if that's fair to consumers.
Later, Budden and Akademiks battle over Nicki Minaj's next album and debate whether or not she has fallen off since breaking up with Safaree. To wrap things up, Budden and Akademiks give their predictions on Kendrick Lamar's upcoming album, including a bet over the potential first week sales.
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During Disclosure’s NYC show this past weekend, Mary J. Blige made a guest appearance singing “F For You” which got us thinking… Is there a new collaboration in the works? Now we find out through DoAndroidsDance that Mary J. Blige updated her Twitter stating that there was “More to disclose later today” in which just hours ago, Disclosure updated their Facebook to announce that something is “COMING THURSDAY.”
With these Social Media updates, we have reason to believe that Disclosure and Mary J. Blige will be releasing their collaboration for “F For You” tomorrow. Stay tuned.
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