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eBay Releases All-Star Weekend 2019 Capsule Collection [Photos] 

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The sneaker game just got some life breathed into it. Enthusiasts will get the chance to buy some rare feet pieces courtesy of eBay.

Starting February 15, the online e-commerce giant will release a series of drops as a nod to All-Star Weekend 2019. eBay tapped key collectors in the sneaker community and influential tastemakers to sell the most sought-after styles. NBA player P.J. Tucker, sneakerhead Jacques Slade, artist Kickstradomis and stylist Aleali May are selling special pieces from their personal collections for charity. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Project Fit, an organization that creates new opportunities for kids to be active, fit and live a healthy lifestyle.

Included will be some of the most sought after sneaker grails including Air Jordan OG 1985 colorways, Air Jordan 1 Legends of the Summer, OVO Jordan 11 Snakeskins, the Mike Bibby Jordan 9 Low PE, Zoom Lebron IV ASG Graffiti Player Exclusives, the Kobe Vivo foundation Huarache 2K4 Cement away and selections from the Louis Vuitton x Supreme collection.

EBAY ALL-STAR WEEKEND 2019 DROP

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On Saturday, February 16 their “23 Drops” will salute legend Michael Jordan with 23 of the most popular releases in sneakers and streetwear.

  1. Air Jordan Retro 6 – Infrared | $230
  2. Air Jordan Retro 4 – Laser Black Gum | $150 
  3. Air Jordan Retro 11 – Platinum Tint | $170 
  4. Air Jordan Retro 3 Tinker JTH – Bio Beige | $250 
  5. Adidas Yeezy 350v2 — Triple White | $225 
  6. Adidas Yeezy 350v2 – Sesame | $260 
  7. Adidas Yeezy Powerphase – Grey | $130 
  8. Supreme x CDG Tee FW18 | $500 
  9. Supreme x CDG Hoodie FW18 | $275 
  10. Nike Off White Zoom Fly – Pink | $255 
  11. Supreme Bouncy Ball FW18 | $10 
  12. Adidas Yeezy 350v2 – Blue Tint | $385 
  13. Yeezy 700 – Wave Runners | $385 
  14. Supreme Dragon Work Jacket | $450 
  15. Nike Off White Blazer Serena Williams | $825 
  16. Nike Fear of God SA – Black | $450 
  17. Nike Fear of God SA – Slate | $450 
  18. Air Jordan Retro 11 – Concord | $270 
  19. Adidas Yeezy 350v2 – Beluga 2.0 | $450 
  20. Adidas Yeezy 500 – Salt | $285 
  21. Adidas Yeezy Powerphase – Grey | $130 
  22. Air Jordan Retro 10 Tinker – Blue | $130 
  23. Air Jordan Retro 6 -Wheat | $145 

Additionally eBay will offer products from top brands including Nike, adidas, Puma, Reebok, ASICS and New Balance all weekend at a 20% discount below retail. You can visit eBay.com/AllStarDrop to shop the pieces.

EBAY ALL-STAR WEEKEND 2019 DROP

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Sheck Wes Dropped As Spokesperson For MLS Following Abuse Allegations 

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After Justine Skye revealed Sheck Wes as her alleged abuser, the rapper will no longer serve as a spokesperson for Major League Soccer. In a tweet directed at Wes, Skye firmly stated “You beat women. You hit your girl before me and you’ll do it again.”

Skye also accused Wes of stalking her and more. “Sheck Wes (my abuser) and his friends decide to STALK US and attack my friends,” she tweeted. “Two cars full of n*ggas while he sat in the car like a b*tch.” Wes, who was seen hopping a fence to get into Skye’s home denies the allegations—but it still cost him his gig with the MLS.

“MLS was scheduled to go live with promotional materials for the upcoming season on Tuesday morning that featured Sheck Wes. The “Our Soccer” campaign was launched, though the video featuring Sheck Wes was not released on the MLS YouTube page. Other videos featuring Prince Royce and producer/DJ TOKiMONSTA were released,” USA Today states.

In a statement to the news site the MLS confirmed, “In light of the recent news regarding Sheck Wes, he is no longer part of the campaign.”

See Sheck Wes’ tweets from February 12, in which he denies hitting Justine Skye, below.

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Netflix Developing A New Animated ‘Transformers’ Series, ‘War For Cybertron’ 

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While Paramount Picture’s latest Transformers film Bumblebee might’ve flopped at the box office (even though it was the best in the entire Transformers film franchise), there’s still a fan base that treasures the 80’s cartoon series and Netflix is planning on appeasing those diehards.

According to Deadline, Netflix is teaming with Hasbro and Rooster Teeth to bring a new Transformers series dubbed War For Cybertron, which will be a prequel of sorts and focus on how the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons began.

“We’re thrilled to work with Rooster Teeth’s new premium studio division to bring an all-new Transformers fan-oriented series to Netflix,” said Tom Warner, SVP for the Transformers franchise at Hasbro. “Transformers has a rich history of great storytelling and War for Cybertron is an exciting new chapter in the Transformers Universe ”

This isn’t exactly uncharted territory for the streaming service as they’ve rebooted 80’s cartoons such as Voltron and She-Ra already, so this is kind of their thing lately.

Promising a new animation look and style, War For Cybertron “will explore the expansive universe of Cybertron in a way that audiences have never seen before,” said John Derderian, Director of Anime for Netflix.

Can’t wait.

Transformers: War For Cybertron is aiming to release worldwide some time in 2020.

Chicago PD Denies Reports Claiming Jussie Smollett Attack May Have Been Staged 

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Chicago’s ABC 7 has had the internet in an uproar after reporting that police were investigating whether or not Jussie Smollett’s January attack was staged—by the Empire actor, himself. You can take the report with a grain of salt, however, as authorities are speaking out to say that’s not at all the case.

“Multiple sources tell @ABC7Chicago Eyewitness News Jussie Smollet[sic] and the 2 men who are being questioned by police staged the attack – allegedly because his character was being written out of the show Empire,” Rob Elgas, a reporter and anchor for ABC 7, tweeted.

But Chicago PD Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi has denied ABC 7’s statements. “We have no evidence to support their reporting and their supposed CPD sources are uninformed and inaccurate,” Guglielmi wrote on Twitter. Empire producer 20th Century Fox also denied the reports in a statement, saying (first of all!) they have no intention of axing the Empire star. “The idea that Jussie Smollett has been, or would be, written off of Empire is patently ridiculous” 20th Century Fox stated, according to Vulture, adding “He remains a core player on this very successful series and we continue to stand behind him.”

The New York Times reports that two brothers are currently being questioned in connection to the crime—and one of them allegedly appeared on Empire. We will continue to keep you updated as this story unravels.

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Papoose Drop’s ‘Underrated’ Album [Listen] 

It’s been more than three years since Papoose dropped a project in You Can’t Stop Destiny and while he’s been immersed in Black love for the past few years it seems like he’s found time in-between to lay down new material.

Today (Feb. 15), the Brooklyn MC has released his newest LP Underrated and regardless of what we might’ve expected it only has one feature from his queen, Remy Ma. Coming in at 12-cuts deep, Underrated also features production from the legendary producers such as DJ Premier and Pete Rock while boasting appearances from Casanova and Musiq Soulchild.

Check out Papoose’s latest project below and let us know if it’s what the streets been missing lately.

Look At God: Store That Boycotted Nike Over Kaepernick Deal Closes [Video] 

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Karma has a habit of showing you your missteps. A sporting goods store in Colorado found this out the hard way.

As spotted on Crooks And Liars Prime Time Sports felt in a serious ways about Nike signing Colin Kaepernick to an endorsement deal. So much so that the owner Stephen Martin in turn decided to no longer sell Nike products at his shop starting fall of 2018. He would later find that the boycott would force him to close his doors after being in business for almost 20 years.

KOAA News 5 got the tea directly from the right wing proprietor. “I just can’t keep the doors open anymore” Martin stated. “Being a sports store without Nike is kind of like being a milk store without milk or a gas station without gas. How do you do it? They have a monopoly on jerseys” he added.

This is not the first time he has taken stance against NFL players that have taken a knee in opposition to police brutality. Back in 2016 he cancelled an autograph signing with Brandon Marshall because he too took a knee during national anthem. “As much as I hate to admit this, perhaps there are more Brandon Marshall and Colin Kaepernick supporters out there than I realized”.

According to the report Prime Time Sports will close in about a month. Mr. Stephen Martin is said to be helping his employees secure new jobs.

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Instagram Bug Causes Users To Lose Millions Of Followers 

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Uh oh…this is no bueno. After dealing with Apple’s nasty Facetime glitch there’s a new bug in town. According to reports, Instagram has been having an issue that’s causing users to lose millions of followers.

“The glitch has affected celebrities including Kylie Jenner, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, and Ariana Grande, who all lost more than a million followers,” Highsnobiety reports. “It has also come for influencers, who have seen their follower counts plummet by the thousand.”

While some assumed Instagram was cracking down on fake followers, as it has done in the past, this wasn’t the case. “We’re aware of an issue that is causing a change in account follower numbers for some people right now. We’re working to resolve this as quickly as possible,” Instagram stated yesterday from its Twitter account, later adding that we can expect a fix by today, February 14. Since then there’s been no Twitter update…so stay tuned.

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T.I. Torches Gucci Coon Floyd Mayweather With “F**k N***a” Diss Track 

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T.I. and Floyd Mayweather definitely aren’t the of best friends, so don’t expect a buddy cop feature from these two anytime soon. Tip unleashed a scathing diss of the retired boxer titled “F**k N***a” in the wake of Money Mayweather’s Gucci cooning and tap dance show.

In the slow-rolling, thumping track, Tip employs a busy flow but with the potent aim of highlighting how much Mayweather has made over the course of his career yet hasn’t done anything to help the communities he hails from.

“I don’t give a f*ck how much money you have / What did you do with it? How did you use it to make an impact and influence the wealth for the better? / You rather go buy jewlery, whatever,” T.I. raps in earnest.

The Atlanta veteran keeps his foot on Mayweather’s neck and even notes that the TMT honcho definitely has more cash then he does, although Tip himself has made major coin in entertainment himself. The song’s larger point, however, is how much more Mayweather could and should do with his platform and wealth.

Check out a preview of T.I.’s Floyd Mayweather diss “F**k N***a” below.

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Will Smith Explains Why He Passed on Starring In ‘The Matrix’ [Video] 

For decades it was said that Will Smith turned down the chance to be Neo in the cult classic film The Matrix and though Keanu Reeves did an admirable job as “The One,” many were left to wonder what could have been and why exactly did The Fresh Prince pass up on such an opportunity.

Interestingly enough his decision to decline was simply based on the way the role was pitched to him. In a segment for STORYTIME, the rapper turned actor explained that the weirdness of what they were telling him threw him off.

“After we made Men in Black, the Wachowskis, they came in, and they had only done one movie, I think it was called Bound, and they made a pitch for The Matrix. As it turns out, they’re geniuses, but there’s a fine line in a pitch meeting between a genius and what I experienced in the meeting. This is the actual pitch that they made for The Matrix. ‘Dude, we’re thinking like, imagine you’re in a fight, then you jump, imagine if you could stop jumping in the middle of the jump… but then people can see around you, 360 while you’re jumping.”

Well, when you put it like that it does sound like a pitch being made by someone who’s probably on heavy meds. So Will went on to make the nuclear bomb known as Wild Wild West. But he doesn’t necessarily regret the move as he called Keanu Reeves casting for the role “perfect” and actually remembers that had he taken the role, Morpheus would’ve been someone else entirely.

“They were looking at Val Kilmer. I was gonna be Neo and Val Kilmer was gonna be Morpheus, so I probably would have messed The Matrix up. I would have ruined it. So I did y’all a favor.”

Well, we can’t argue with proven results, so thanks, Will.

Cardi B & Bruno Mars Drop “Please Me” Collab, Twitter Is HORNY Horny #PleaseMe 

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It’s been a month of wins for Cardi B, this after taking home the Grammy for Best Rap Album despite the haters trying to tear her down. The Bronx bombshell is back to dropping new music after a quick tease and reconnected with Bruno Mars for the track “Please Me” which has Twitter calling their boos and possibaes right now.

This is the second time the pair have joined one another on a track with Cardi hopping on Mars’ “Finesse” remix to great effect. The magic continues on the sultry, flirty banger in “Please Me” with production coming from Mars and The StereoTypes. And in true vixen fashion, Bardi is talking big about her bedroom prowess while Mars provides the smooth vocal boost he’s been known for via his ’90s R&B revival sound.

Twitter is so pumped that #PleaseMe has been trending at the top of the social media network’s topics list. We’ve got our fave reactions listed in the gallery.

Listen to “Please Me” below.

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