Cardi B Speaks on Her ‘Breaking Point’ with Nicki Minaj in ‘W’ Magazine

In the mag, she revealed what transpired leading up to the moment she attempted to fight Nicki Minaj at the Harper’s Bazaar ‘Icons’ party earlier his year.

Photograph by Mickalene Thomas; Styled by Kollin Carter. W Magazine.

“For a while now she’s been taking a lot of shots at me,” she said of Minaj, jiggling her leg. “I spoke to her twice before, and we came to an understanding. But she kept it going.” Her breaking point came when she saw that Minaj had liked, and then unliked, a tweet disparaging Cardi’s mothering skills, something Minaj has denied. “I was going to make millions off my Bruno Mars tour, and I sacrificed that to stay with my daughter,” Cardi went on. “I love my daughter. I’m a good-ass fucking mom. So for somebody that don’t have a child to like that comment? So many people want to say that party wasn’t the time or the place, but I’m not going to catch another artist in the grocery store or down the block.”

You can read more from her interview by clicking here.

Cardi B and Offset Are Turning Down Baby Photo Offers…For The Moment

Cardi B and Offset are trying to give Kulture a little privacy at the moment, which you can’t help but respect but of course you know we all ready to see their adorable baby!

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According to reports, they’ve been offered hundreds of thousands of dollars for Kulture’s first photos!

via TMZ:

“Sources close to Cardi tell TMZ … multiple magazines, websites and photo agencies have reached out with offers for Kulture’s first photo shoot. We’re told the offers have been in the $100k neighborhood or higher. Cardi and Offset have no desire to make a deal … yet. We’re told they won’t even consider it until their daughter’s at least 5 or 6 months old. Our sources say Cardi just wants to focus on being a mom and bonding with her baby. So, Kulture’s gonna be on the low, for now, but we also know she’s already living the high life.”

XXXTentacion Reportedly Signed a $10 Million Record Deal Weeks Before He Was Killed

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According to the New York Times, slain rapper XXXTentacion signed a $10 million contract with independent music company Empire Distribution.

via NYDN:

Empire founder Ghazi Shami wouldn’t confirm the financials to the Times, but said that “a significant amount of material” for XXXTentacion’s third album has already been recorded. That music, however, likely won’t be heard until at least October, due to a previous contract.

The controversial rapper released “17,” his debut album, in August 2017, debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200. His follow-up, “?,” debuted at No. 1 on the top 200 this past March.

In May, Spotify announced that it would stop promoting XXXTentacion’s music, citing its Hate Content and Hateful Conduct policy; the rapper’s lengthy rap sheet includes robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment and aggravated battery of his pregnant girlfriend.

The music service eventually reinstated the problematic performer’s music on its playlists and XXXTentacion broke Taylor Swift’s single-day streaming record the day after he was shot and killed at a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Fla.

In late June, 22-year-old Dedrick Devonshay Williams pleaded not guilty to charges including the first-degree murder of the rapper. Two other suspects are reportedly still being eyed by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

Check out XXXtentacion’s video SAD below.

 

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20 Year Old Rapper XXXtentacion Shot and Killed in Florida

20 year old rapper known as ‘XXXTentacion’ has been pronounced dead. The Broward Co. Sheriff’s Dept. tweeted it’s offering a reward up to $3,000 for anyone who might have a tip that leads to an arrest in his shooting.

According to the Sheriff’s Dept, XXX was approached by two armed suspects as he left the dealership. They say at least one of the suspects fired their gun, striking him. According to TMZ, a gunman ran up on his car as he was leaving the dealership and shot him.

Our condolences to his family.

African Americans on the Move Book Club Literary Awards!

African Americans on the Move Book Club Literary Awards

An Event Honoring African American Literary Artists

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Atlanta, GA (April 11, 2018) – AAMBC which stands for African Americans on the Move Book Club has returned with its tenth Annual AAMBC Awards, and to kick off the official “Black Writers Weekend” from June 7 – 10, 2018 Hosted by Hop Hip Legend MC, musician, radio personality, and former MTV VJ ED Lover. The purpose of this book club was to expose unknown African American writers and to give them the opportunity to be recognized on a national level as well as wining accolades.

One of this year’s featured highlight is The Maya Angelou Lifetime Achievement Award being presented to legendary recording artists and producer Angie Stone

AAMBC creator, Tamika Newhouse says, “Angie Stone has influenced hundreds of creators, recording artists, and producers. Her songs have been the back drop to many love stories and honoring her will be a dream for me since I grew up listening to her music.”

In addition to honoring Angie Stone, Newhouse selected Roxanne Shante for the IAMCREATIVE Icon Award. Newhouse says, “It’s ideal to honor Roxanne Shante who is often named as one of the first female MCs to have mainstream success. To be the first in anything is a huge feat and it is ideal for us to acknowledge the doors Roxanne helped open for more creative such as she.

Other honorees includes ”Wahida Clark as this year’s recipient for the Francis Ray Trailblazer Award, and husband and wife duo Ashley and JaQuavis Coleman for the Urban Classic Honor. This year’s 10th Anniversary hosted by Ed Lover will feature live performances from Amillion the Poet, Ikea Damone, Chante Cann, with surprise celebrity guest and your favorite authors.

 

Event schedule is as follows:

 

THURSDAY JUNE 7th

The CreativeCon (9AM)

 

FRIDAY JUNE 8TH

Access to Hollywood Panel + Pitch Fest (12PM)

Bloggers Social and Industry Mixer partnered with Kontrol Mag (5PM)

The Urban Book Bash (7PM)

Movie Screening presented by A Seat at the Table (8PM)

 

SATURDAY JUNE 9th- SUNDAY JUNE 11TH

Lit Ish- She’s Gotta Have It (12PM)

BooksXBeats- (2PM)

Red Carpet Reception & Award Show (5PM  10PM)

Sunday Queen Pen Gather (11AM)

 

“To understand the importance of AAMBC’s presence in the book industry is to understand the value of supporting our black writers. The awards serve as the premiere event the industry talks about and literary artists should attend to build promising connections,” – Tamika Newhouse.

 

For more information on how to attend or be part of the AAMBC Awards Weekend, please visit www.AAMBCAWARDS.com

BILLBOARD SONGWRITER/PRODUCER JAMES WORTHY RELEASES NEW SINGLE “BLU SUNSETS”

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Billboard songwriter / producer James Worthy continues to deliver us that type of music that takes us back to the sounds of an old school era, of what I like to call “real music” in his latest single. In the midst of recently working behind the production of other artist such as J. Young, Jaden Smith and more, he has taken some time out to focus on his solo career.

His new single, “Blu Sunsets” dropped recently on April 19 and has since then been creating a lot of buzz! The R&B masterpiece creates that nostalgic vibe, while making you want to pack up the bags and hit the road with the roof down for a solo escape.  Produced by Frisktrackz, the song absolutely delivers nothing but the sounds of love and I’m looking forward to more from this musical genius.

Check out the new single below and be sure to look forward to more in the works from James Worthy this year!

 “Blu Sunsets” is Out Now!

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Christopher Martin of “KID N’ PLAY” Discusses His Journey in the Music Industry & New Hip-Hop Film Documentary!

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During the late 1980’s and early 1990’s the voices of Hip-Hop were starting to be heard across cultural and socio-economic lines bringing light to the street life. One of the crews that played a major voice in this era was the hip hop duo known as, Kid N’ Play.

Christopher Martin most popularly known as “Play” from the late 80s/early 90s Hip Hop duo, Kid N’ Play, is one of the iconic pioneers of the Hip Hop culture when it comes to music and dance! Christopher “Play” Martin along with co-member of the group, Christopher Reid formerly known as Kid, helped to pave the way and open doors to the social revolution of dance within the hip hop culture!

Outside of memorable lyrics and the group’s famous dances known as the Kick Step and the Funky Charleston, the group aided in bringing attention to the art and creativity of dance.

Classic films like ‘House Party’, ‘Class Act’ and even a popular animated 90s cartoon series based on the real life of the hip-hop duo, was just one of the many amazing creations behind the multi-talented group.

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The New York native, Christopher Martin now has a new film documentary called, “ANDiDANCED” which is about the women and men who danced and helped to make a lot of the 80s – 90s rappers and singers performances exciting, and unforgettable. (ANDiDanced.com)

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In the documentary, he plans to travel from city to city to speak with the dancers responsible for the videos, dance shows and images we enjoy til this very day. A few of the rap artists appearing in the documentary include, LL Cool J, NWA, Salt ‘n Pepa,  MC Hammer, Kool Moe Dee, MC Lyte, Naughty By Nature, Queen Latifah, Big Daddy Kane, Heavy D, Slick Rick, Kid N’ Play, and a host of others!

The executive producers of the show are Christopher “Play” Martin and Cheryl “Salt” James. Producers are Shane Johnson and Donielle Artese.

Recently I had the honor and the pleasure of interviewing the Hip Hop icon, Christopher Martin on my radio show (Starrdom100 Radio) and he discussed his journey into the hip hop culture as well as shed some light on his new film documentary, “ANDiDANCED.” As a 80s baby and true fan of Kid N’ Play, the experience was exciting! Take a brief look at a few excerpts from the interview below.

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Tanisha Davis: Who was Christopher Martin before being known as “Play”?

“Christopher Martin was an accident waiting to happen. Coming up in the streets of New York, you didn’t have the images or the inspiration that you have today, especially in Hip Hop because it didn’t exist. Matter of fact it was an era and a time believe it or not on this planet where Hip Hop didn’t exist, and when it did begin to come, it wasn’t even called Hip Hop. So I wasn’t really relating to what was happening in the schools, I was more attracted to what was happening in the streets because that’s what looked like success for a young black boy or teenager. I was attracted to a lot of the negative elements in the streets, and that was becoming my aspiration and inspiration. My father was doing his thing successfully or so I thought in the streets, so I wanted to be with him and then combine that with the images I was seeing in the movie theaters. I was just going to be the best, I guess, criminal I could be and I flirted with that, tampered with that, and thank God he used something that was eventually going to be called Hip Hop to save my life.”

Tanisha Davis: You have a new documentary film called “AndIDanced” tell me about that.

“It’s something I have been working on for many years now, it took that long to be able to accomplish it. I have been traveling around the country and trying to find a lot of old friends to have great conversation with, which included many of the dancers who were responsible for the success of a lot of entertainers, rappers and singers……..It’s really just talking to them about how they started out in low budget videos and R&B videos that are now considered R&B & Hip Hop classics.”

 Tanisha Davis: What are your thoughts on NBA player Lebron James doing a House Party remake?

“I think it’s great. Lebron James has always shown nothing but love for Kid and I. It’s very apparent how much he loves the work that we have done. There have been times where he has even posted pictures of his two sons with haircuts that he did to recreate the looks of Kid N’ Play. We did an Allstate commercial with him at one time, so he’s a great person, and I know what he is trying to do and what he is doing with accomplishing and trying to make a difference in entertainment. So no, I have no problem with that at all. They say the highest form of flattery is imitation.”

 

Take a listen to the full interview with me and Christopher “Play” Martin below.

Keep Up with Christopher “Play” Martin on Instagram (@the_Playgroundz) & on Twitter (@thePLAYgroundz).

Discover more information about his new film documentary by visiting www.ANDiDANCED.com!

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Bhad Bhabie says Cardi B is going to win “Top Female Artist” Instead of Nicki Minaj

The 2018 Billboard Awards is right around the corner and the nominations are already attracting a lot of attention!

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Written By: Gisselle Alamanzar

15-year-old Danielle Bregolie know as “Bhad Bhabie” was nominated by Billboard Music Awards as the Top Rap Female Artist Along with the hottest and popular rappers in the game Nicki Minaj and new artist Cardi B.

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TMZ Paparazzi asked if Bhad Bhabie “was expecting “to be nominated and she replies “Not really” Bhad Bhabie says “she already won” by simply being nominated along with the hottest artist in the game, but also says “Cardi is going to win and she deserves it.

Bhad Bhabie explains why Cardi B is better than Nicki Minaj and seems to not like Nicki Minaj as an artist.

Although a lot of different artist such as 50 Cent, are surprised with the nominee, it may be a difficult competition. Nicki Minaj has hit the Billboard Hot 100 many times. Bhad Bhabie has just started out and her “Hi B*tch” single was a success. Cardi B had a huge breakout year last year with her number 1 single “Bodak Yellow” and her new album “Invasion of Privacy” debuted on No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album charts this year.

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If Cardi B doesn’t win the Top Rap Artist, she still can earn the award for Top Female Artist against pop artist.  Cardi can also earn Top Streaming Songs Artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, and Top Streaming Songs (Video).

What do you think about this prediction?

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