Trippie Redd Speaks About Not Being Included on “God’s Plan” and Hints at Future Drake Collabs

Drake's new single “God's Plan” is the No. 1 song on Billboard's Hot 100 chart for the third week in a row. Producer Boi-1da says he “instantly” knew it was going to be a smash, and Drake is now calling the accompanying music video “the most important thing I have ever done in my career.”

Basically, less than a month after its release, the song is already a massive hit and a huge success to everyone involved. It would feel horrible to miss out on an opportunity like that, right? Ask Trippie Redd. Before the song's release, most fans assumed the buzzing Ohio rapper would be on “God's Plan” when snippets of an early version played by Trippie's DJ leaked online after it was played at a New Year's party.

No one knows for sure why Trippie didn't end up on the final version of the song, but his DJ said, “Snippet was out for too long. Since last year. New Year's gained it too much traction. Trippie only finished half his verse so I'm guessing Drake wanted to capitalize off the buzz. Him and Trip got plenty shit together they good.”

On Thursday, a fan commented on Drake's Instagram post and tagged Trippie, writing, “You missed a MASSIVE opportunity.”

Seemingly unconcerned, Trippie replied, “You right I'm not gone be salty about it tho I got plenty of time to have the opportunity again.” Then, he alluded at future collaborations with Drake by adding: “1400/OVO”

Since the release of “God's Plan,” more footage of Trippie Redd in the studio with Drake and 40 has surfaced. Trippie also told Big Boy he has more songs with Drake: “They're in the works, they still need to be mixed and mastered.”

So, while it must have been a disappointment to miss out on his first No. 1 hit, it sounds like Trippie will have more opportunities for an OVO collaboration in the future—building on a wild 2017 that saw collabs with DRAM, Travis Scott, Swae Lee, and more. He also teased a song with Lil Wayne recently, which you can hear below.

 

Trippie Redd previews new song featuring Lil Wayne. How does it sound to you?

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New Parents Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner Reportedly Not Rushing to Move In Together

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott have reportedly decided that they will not live together, and that their main focus is on their new baby girl, Stormi Webster. According to People, Jenner and Scott are “over the moon” for their daughter, who was born on Feb. 1. While they’re still together, they’re not yet ready for the next phase of their relationship.

“Kylie and Travis are not officially living together,” a source told People. “He has his own place. They are co-parenting though, and things are going great. They are together and happy.” The insider also said the two are in no “rush” to get married and are “just enjoying their little family.”

Kylie and Travis began dating in April 2017, after she broke up with her on-again/off-again boyfriend Tyga, whom she was seeing for three years.

“Kylie had a lot of trust issues with Tyga,” the source explained to People. “He was her first love and she was obsessed with him, but she never felt like she could trust him 100 percent. With Travis, things got really serious fast, even though she was still getting over Tyga.”

Kylie didn’t disclose that she had been pregnant until Feb. 4, after she gave birth. On Sunday, along with the announcement of her newborn, she dropped a baby reveal video that gave us a glimpse into her pregnancy. Her first Instagram photo of baby Stormi surpassed Beyoncé’s maternity photo for most-liked IG post of all time, now standing at over 15 million likes.

 

stormi webster 👼🏽

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Travis Scott’s Case for Inciting a Riot Gets Dismissed

As a new father, Travis Scott’s list of things to worry about is only going to get longer. Between baby duties and preparing to drop his upcoming album AstroWorld, Travis is able to put one worry to rest, because according to TMZ his case for inciting a riot has been dismissed.

Travis struck a plea deal, according to a clerk at the Rogers District Court in Arkansas. The rapper pled guilty to disorderly conduct. Meanwhile, the more grave charges of inciting a riot and endangering the welfare of a minor were thrown out. Travis was arrested at one of his concerts back in May, after he allegedly encouraged people to rush the stage. A cop and a security guard, among others, were injured. 

Travis pled not guilty to the charges in May after they were originally filed, but now with this guilty plea and a few payments for fines, Travis’ case is closed. Now he can continue to pour all of his attention into his daughter, his baby mama Kylie Jenner, and his new music.

Rumors circulated for months that Kylie and Travis were having a baby, but it wasn’t until yesterday that the couple officially announced that their daughter was born on Feb. 1. Kylie also shared a pregnancy video montage that shows Travis looking like the most smitten daddy-to-be. “I'm sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions,” Kylie wrote in an announcement post on Sunday. “I understand you are used to me bringing you along on all my journeys. My pregnancy was something I chose not to do in front of the world. I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress free and healthy way I know how.”

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Troy Ave Snitching? JT Super Bowl Reactions, Tekashi & Birdman? | Everyday Struggle

On today’s #EverydayStruggle, DJ Akademiks, Star, and Nadeska recap the Super Bowl halftime show, react to Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott having a baby, and more. During the show, the crew dug deep on the Troy Ave and Taxstone situation and debated about whether or not Troy is snitching with his new video. 

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Drake Drops 2 New Songs, “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity”

It appears to now be Drake season. The Toronto rapper has returned on this now gorgeous Friday evening to bless the music-hungry masses with not one, not three, not twelve, but two new songs. 

You can listen to the two new tracks, which are titled “Diplomatic Immunity” and “God's Plan,” over on Apple Music and iTunes or below on Spotify. The songs are part of a two-track EP titled Scary Hours.

“God's Plan” was produced by Cardo​, Boi-1da and YeX while “Diplomatic Immunity” was produced by Boi-1da and Nick Brongers. 

Drake hopped on social media to let the world know he was releasing new music about an hour before the songs became avaiable on streaming platforms.

 

GODS PLAN AND DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY LIVE ON ALL PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE MIDNIGHT 🕛

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Even Drake's friend Odell Beckham took to Instagram to tease a line from “God's Plan” prior to the song's drop.

 

“Don’t pull up at 6am to cuddle wit mee…”

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Drake's last project, 2017's More Life, boasted features from Young Thug, Giggs, Skepta, Quavo, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Kanye West, Jorja Smith, Sampha and Partynextdoor

Speaking to Hollywood Reporter for a cover story back in November of 2017, Drake expressed his interest in making a pivot into producing films. He, along with LeBron James' production company Springhill Entertainment, will be reviving the UK drama Top Boy. The show will be coming to Netflix in 2019. 

 

🇬🇧🙌🏽 COMING SOON

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While talking about his music career, Drake remarked: “I'm sure I'll stop [making music] one day.” He continued, “When it starts to feel like I'm making it up. Hopefully I'll catch it before I ever get there, right? But right now it feels like we just started, so I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. But I do plan on expanding—to take six months or a year to myself and do some great films. Music's always there.”

With these new songs and a possible album on the way, it doesn't seem like Drake will stop making music anytime soon. 

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Twitter Allowed Phishing Scam to Buy Promoted Post

Okay Twitter, it's time to clean up your act—literally. The social media platform continues to promote tweets that are actually fake news. The Daily Dot pointed out that a Twitter user realized a tweet claiming to help you get verified was a phishing scam.

The now-deleted advertisement asks for your Twitter password, phone number, and credit card information in order to provide the verified blue check status. “These are nothing less than phishing attempts designed to steal users’ credentials as well as their financial information,” Jérôme Segura, the lead malware intelligence analyst for Malwarebytes, explained to BuzzFeed News. “The harvested data is typically resold in bulk on various darkweb marketplaces.” According to the site, the two accounts that promoted the advertisement have been removed.

Of course, this isn't the first time these phishing scams were an issue. Many Twitter users were duped last December when they wanted to watch a video titled “Baby Poops In His Onesie, But Dog’s Response Leaves Millions Of People In Hysterics.” They had to give a shady website access to their information to click the link. After that, the website began spamming their account with videos the users did not authorize. Back in 2009, there was another big phishing scam that had this simple (but malicious) sentence: “Hi, this you on here?”

Twitter has recently made their verified account guidelines stricter due to these incidents as well as the increased visibility of white supremacist. So, if you are in dire need of a blue check, this is the official website where you can apply.

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Steph Curry Is ‘Willing to Do What It Takes’ to Be a Carolina Panthers Owner

Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry is still very interested in the possibility of becoming a part owner of the Carolina Panthers. Curry spoke with reporters on Monday about the strides he's made towards turning that dream into a reality. “It’s a pretty interesting opportunity,” he said. “I've had conversations with plenty of people about the right way to go about it and kind of the different approaches I could personally take. Obviously I have a day job but I’ve got people that are plugged in and trying to see how to make that happen.”

Following the announcement from former Panthers owner Jerry Richardson last month that he would be putting the team up for sale in light of the NFL launching an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations made against him, Diddy posted a tweet expressing his interest in become the franchise's next owner.

Steph responded to the tweet, saying that he wants in on Diddy's ownership group. 

But was Curry really serious about joining the ownership team making a bid for the franchise he has been a fan of since he was a kid? If Steph declaring that he's “willing to do what it takes to make that happen” isn't direct enough, we don't know what more he can say. Check out his remarks in the video below. 

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