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Perdue Chicken Chimes In On Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus Beef 

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Nicki Minaj doesn’t like Miley Cyrus so much that she called her a Perdue chicken on her Queen Radio show on Friday (June 21). So of course, the actual Perdue brand has chimed in on the matter.

The “Megatron” rapper didn’t take too kindly to Miley rocking a pink wig in her episode of Black Mirror on Netflix, which lead to the now infamous “Perdue chicken can never talk sh*t about queens” swipe.

To Perdue’s credit, their comment was pretty sharp: “Thanks for the mention @NICKIMINAJ, but we don’t know nothing about beef,” tweeted the brand’s official account on Saturday (June 22).

But yeah, this is where we are. Chicken brands commenting on a rapper’s beef.

We wouldn’t say that’s the best of looks vs talking about said rapper’s music.

Soulja Boy Kidnapping Case Gets Rejected By Prosecutors 

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Soulja Boy is still kicking it in jail, but he is in a little less trouble. The kidnapping case that was attempted to be brought against the rapper has been rejected by prosecutors.

Says TMZ:

The Ventura County District Attorney tells TMZ … they’re declining to file charges against the rapper due to insufficient evidence. The alleged victim accused Soulja Boy of holding her captive for 6 hours, but our law enforcement sources say a police investigation didn’t prove it.

TMZ broke the story … a woman went to police back in February claiming Soulja kidnapped her, held her captive in his garage and tied her to a chair with an extension cord. Soulja denied the allegations, and his team said the woman was flat-out lying.

Unfortunately for Soulja, the aforementioned search is when authorities found ammo in his crib, which is a parole violation and cause his current predicament—an 8-month jail sentence.

SB gotta make better decisions.

 

 

Lil Durk Fresh Out The Can, Links Up With Childhood Pastor 

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Lil Durk was able to post bond in his ongoing attempted murder case in Atlanta and has a little help from a mentor from his past. The Chicago rapper’s childhood pastor flew from the Windy City down to the A to support and guide his former mentee as he tries to maintain his freedom.

TMZ reports:

We’ve learned Durk’s going back to his roots by placing himself back under the wings of his pastor who presided over the church he attended as a kid in Chicago. The pastor — who’s like a second father to Durk — he flew from Chicago to Atlanta to vouch for the rapper at a recent hearing — plans to use his ATL connections to get Durk involved in the community.

Durk apparently plans to spend time at shelters and soup kitchens. We’re told he wants to get his hands dirty … just like he used to in Chicago with the guidance of his pastor. He’d mentor kids there but, for obvious reasons, Durk’s work in Chi-Town’s been put on hold given the serious charges.

As we reported … Durk posted $250k bond Friday after a judge agreed he’s not a flight risk. Dude was so ecstatic getting outta jail … he literally skipped all the way to his waiting SUV. Durk will have a curfew and have to wear an ankle monitor.

A February shooting at Atlanta dining establishment The Varsity was reportedly connected to Durk via surveillance video and he turned himself in almost a month ago.

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Details Emerge In Wendy Williams’ Ex Kevin Hunter’s Fade From His Son, Called Dad A “B*tch* 

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The altercation that took place between Wendy Williams‘ ex Kevin Hunter and his son back in May has been shrouded in a bit of speculation, but new details have since emerged. Apparently, things got heated when Kevin Jr. called his Pops a b*tch and that’s when the fists went flying.


Page Six
exclusively reports:

18-year-old Kevin Hunter Jr. was arrested in New Jersey on May 21 following a fight with his father, Kevin Hunter. Now, Page Six can reveal the brawl began after Kevin Jr. called his father “a bitch” and resulted in Kevin Jr.’s arrest for domestic violence simple assault outside of Krauszer’s Food Stores in West Orange, NJ.

According to a heavily redacted police report released to Page Six on Friday, responding officers were told that things escalated after Kevin Jr.’s comment, causing Kevin Hunter to strike his son “with a closed fist to the face,” which Kevin Hunter later denied.

The report continued, “Kevin [Jr.] then stated that he called [redacted] a ‘bitch,’ which caused [redacted] to approach him in an aggressive manner and started pointing [redacted] finger very close to his face. [Kevin] Jr. then admitted to pushing [redacted], which caused them to start wrestling with one another.”

Kevin Sr. has claimed that Williams is keeping the beef between him and his son alive. Meanwhile, Williams is off living her best life.

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BJ The Chicago Kid ft. Offset “Worryin’ Bout Me,” Johnny Gill “Soul Of A Woman” & More | Daily Visuals 6.21.19 

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There was a time when Quavo was the hottest member out of ATL’s Migos and was hopping on every other rapper’s cut, but lately Offset’s been making the rounds himself and dropping guest verses all around the Hip-Hop town.

Today Cardi B’s baby daddy links up with BJ The Chicago Kid for the Chiraq rapper’s visual to “Worryin’ Bout Me” where the two show everyone what an underground kingdom might consist of: lots of grittiness and beautiful women.

And back from the old school, legendary R&B singer Johnny Gill returns to the game with a new clip for “Soul Of A Woman” in which the former New Edition crooner tries to woo funnywoman Tiffany Haddish off her feet. Least he ain’t rocking tight jeans while trying to relate to a woman a decade and change his junior.

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Rita Ora, Jonas Blue and Tiesto, Wordsmith, and more.

BJ THE CHICAGO KID FT. OFFSET – “WORRYIN’ BOUT ME”

JOHNNY GILL – “SOUL OF A WOMAN”

RITA ORA, JONAS BLUE & TIESTO – “RITUAL”

WORDSMITH – “FORCE”

SERAYAH – “LOVE IT”

EGYPXN – “TUNDRA”

JAMAL GASOL FT. ROME – “GIVE UP THE GOODS 2K19”

Brad “Scarface” Jordan Leaves Hip-Hop Behind For Politics 

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For over three decades, Brad “Scarface” Jordan wowed Hip-Hop fans as a member of the Geto Boys and his own stellar solo musical career, but those days are apparently behind him. Jordan is pushing for a city council seat in his hometown of Houston, and essentially said he’s done with making music.


FADER
reports:

A week before you formally announced your campaign, you asked your Twitter followers if you should run. Was this an impromptu decision, or have you been considering it for a while?

I’ve been thinking about it since [2017]. This is gonna be my start in politics. I wanted to get my legs up under before I run for governor, before I run for mayor.

Growing up, I got a chance to witness a lot of struggle in my neighborhood. A lot of people struggled, myself included. As I got older I noticed that there was still a lot of struggling going on. If it wasn’t drugs, it was no jobs. If it wasn’t no jobs, it was people out loitering, hanging out, getting into trouble. I’m 48 years old and that’s been going on before me.

The interview ends with Scarface, excuse us, Brad Jordan putting the final salvo on an illustrious career in Hip-Hop.

“I mean, for me it’s done. I like the idea of politics,” Jordan said.

Check out the full interview here.

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Fat Joe Announced As New “Creative Director” Of Hpnotiq [Video] 

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Fat Joe has a new job. The Bronx rapper has been announced as the Creative Director of the Hynotiq liqueur brand.

For the uninitiated, Hypnotiq is a blend of exotic fruit juices, French Cognac and a dash of vodka, and it debuted back in 2001. Or, the brand with the bottle that lights up.

“If you knew Hip-hop in the early 2000’s, back when ‘Lean Back’ was dominating the radio stations, you know that Hpnotiq was the dopest brand in clubs across the country,” said Fat Joe via a statement. “What better way to pay homage to our shared roots than to have me, a real OG, on board as creative director of the ‘OG’ Campaign. This summer, we’re doing It big with the limited-edition bottle launch as we raise a glass to the nostalgic era of the 2000s and toast to the future of the brand that started it all.”

In the brand’s “OG” campaign, Joe is announced as the Creative Director while a llimited-edition bottle gets the launch treatment, too. “Let the games begin,” says Fat Joe Da Gangsta as he shows off new logo designs, which happen to feature himself, the research and development, a suspect “hype manager” and more.

Also, apparently Fat Joe’s role is “fictitious,” but the video, see below, is still funny.

 

Dwayne Wade Responds To Critics of His Parenting Skills 

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A few weeks ago Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union were praised across the board for supporting their son at Miami’s Pride Parade. While many were happy to see the proud parents standing tall next to the youngest Wade’s sons, others criticized the NBA star for being the best parent he could be.

In an interview with Variety, D-Wade responded to his critics in the best way possible and though many of us would’ve simply cursed out anyone telling us how to raise our kids in that particular situation, Wade was mature and thoughtful in his response.

“I don’t really talk about it much because it’s Zion’s story to tell,” Wade said to Variety during an interview at Cannes Lions, the annual advertising conference in the South of France. “I think as a family, we should support each other. That’s our job. And my job as a father is to facilitate their lives and to support them and be behind them in whatever they want to do.”

Bravo, sir.

As for parents curious about what to do should they find themselves in his shoes, Dwayne offers some sound piece of advice.

“I’m asked a question about my kids a lot from a sports perspective,” Wade said. “I think people expect you to parent each kids the same. They are all different, and I have to get to know them and where they are. I have to say to most parents, get to know your kids. Don’t put your wants and needs on them.”

Ya heard?

While every parent is different in their methods, way too many react the same in this specific situation and automatically disown or even erupt at their children when they reveal their sexual preference isn’t the traditional choice, thus making their already difficult choice of coming out a traumatizing experience.

If more parents would be like Wade then this world would be a better place. Just sayin.’

Judge Orders Special Prosecutor To Investigate Gay Tupac aka Jussie Smollett Case 

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They want to get Jussie Smollett, for anything. A judge has ordered a special investigation into the case of Jussie Smollett, who alleges he was the victim of a racially and sexually biased attacked.

Despite Chicago PD vehemently insisting the Empire made the entire ordeal up, the case was dismissed by the city’s DA.

The Chicago Tribune reports that today (June 21), in a surprise decision, a Cook County judge ordered the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate why all charges against Jussie Smollett were suddenly dismissed. At the time, the reasoning was that a prosecution may have been invalid.

Per Judge Michael Toomin, the State’s Attorney Kim Foxx was in her rights to recuse herself from the case, but she overstepped her bounds when tasked the oversight to her top deputy.

Worth noting is that Sheila O’Brien, a white woman and former state appellate judge, is who has been seeking a special prosecutor for the once thought closed Smollett case. As for Foxx, she is in her first term and is running for re-election in 2020.

“I respectfully disagree with the court’s conclusion that, in the absence of any conflict, the appointment of a special prosecutor is required,” responded Foxx, per TMZ.

She added, “As always, I remain committed to transparency, justice, and the public safety of the communities we serve.”

Smollett, who won’t be returning to Empire and whose career is currently kaput, could potentially be re-charged depending on the special prosecutors found. Cold world, especially in Chicago.

Tyler Perry To Produce BET Series Based On The White House First Family 

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Television is getting yet another politically driven show in the mix. This time Tyler Perry has his sights set on the President specifically.

Deadline is reporting that the critically acclaimed content curator has inked a deal with BET to produce a new series. According to early reports The Oval will centered around The White House. Starring Ed Quinn, Kron Moore, Paige Hurd and Daniel Croix Henderson the show will follow all the drama within the commander in chief’s inner circle.

The Why Did I Get Married director detailed his enthusiasm in a formal statement. “I’ve been hard at work on The Oval and can’t wait to share this story with audiences,” he stated. “I’ve set out to create a show that tells the story of a family placed in the White House by people of power while also highlighting the personal side and everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation’s most iconic residence.”

The Oval is set to start principal photography this summer.

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