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50 Cent celebrated the New Year with his girlfriend, Jamira Haines, in Miami Beach. The 44-year-old TV mogul and his girl were seen shopping with a small army of bodyguards.

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New Year was a welcome break in 50 Cent's ongoing feud with rapper French Montana, who was recently released from a hospital after apparently suffering a heart attack.

Fiddy kicked off the rap beef by accusing Montana of buying a 10-year-old Bugatti. He captioned the video: "why this guy keep saying he paid 1.8 for a 08 car he won't be finished paying for till 2025 that only cost 700."

Montana clapped back by showing proof that a 2010 Bugatti does not depreciate very much after it's driven off the dealership lot.


 

Then 50 claimed he had the paperwork to prove Montana secured a loan to purchase the luxury sports car.


 

But Montana won the battle when he unearthed an old photo that apparently shows 50 Cent kissing fellow rapper Eminem in a recording studio. There are reports that the image is doctored. What do you think?

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Drake has no intentions of ending his longtime feud with fellow musician Kanye West. On Christmas Day, Drake, right, made it clear that he and Kanye, left, are no longer friends.

The two former pals once discussed releasing a joint album together, and Kanye appeared at Drake's OVO music festival several times.

But battle lines were drawn in 2018, when Drake claimed he was Kanye's ghost writer.

Kanye's collaborator, Malik Yusef, implied in an interview that the rap superstar had heard that Drake had a secret son. Then rapper Pusha T released "The Story Of Adidon," on which he revealed Drake had a secret son.

Reports suggested Kanye had given Pusha T the tip about the baby, but Kanye denied the claim.

The two superstars continued to attack each other on record and in the media.

In October 2019, Kanye revealed he had gone to great lengths to end the beef in a radio interview, stating:

"Me and Drake had this disagreement and he refused to speak to me for six months. That was so painful… You cannot be in service to God and be mad at your brother next door... I go to Drake's house with no security and just leave my number... Drake lives four blocks down the street from me."

But in his Christmas Day message, Drake made it clear he has no wish to be friends with Kanye, insisting he cannot "fix" the music producer.

"I think he kind of recruited a guy with a similar dislike for me, no matter what he says (in) interviews. He can tell whoever, 'I got love for him' or whatever, but it's not love... There's something there that bothers him deeply. Yeah, I can't fix it for him, so, it just is what it is.

"I'm not just some kid that's not a fan anymore. Now we have personal situations, and like I said, a lot of his issues with me, I can't fix them for him."

Drake also revealed he will forever bear a grudge against Pusha T for the way the rapper revealed his secret son to the world: "I have no desire to ever mend anything with that person," he said.

"I'll say this, I tip my hat to the chess move. I mean, it was a genius play in the game of chess. And definitely warranted my first quote-unquote 'loss' in the competitive sport of rapping. Some people like his music. I personally don't 'cause I don't believe any of it."

Meanwhile, Drake had the Internet buzzing on Christmas Day, when he dropped a surprise music video for his new track "War" off his upcoming album of the same title.

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But hours later, he deleted the music video and re-uploaded it to his YouTube channel. Fans speculated that he removed the video to delete cameos of Marcella Zoia, the infamous "chair girl," who was arrested for throwing chairs off the balcony of a high rise hotel in Toronto, Canada.

Zoia pleaded guilty to mischief and causing danger to life and is awaiting sentencing next month. She faces six months in prison.
 

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Drake, who popularized hip-hop's Emo rapper subgenre, dropped his new single "War" on Christmas Eve.

On the track, Drake, right, addresses his rumored feud with Canadian R&B singer the Weeknd, saying "We just had to fix things."

Drake, who many say launched the Weeknd's career, reportedly fell out with the singer after he dropped his single "Lost in the Fire" that seemed to referenced Drake's son, Adonis, whom Drake denied for months.

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Drake eventually claimed the 14-month-old boy in a song off his Scorpion album, which was released in June 2019.

In his song "War," Drake mentions all the people he wants to "fix things" with, including "the boy that sound like he sang on Thriller/You know that's been my n____, yeah/We just had to fix things, family, 6 tings/ We can't split up."

Drake continues:

"Anyone I'm beefin' with is a no name/N____ can't even win home games/They just gotta fall in line like Soul Train."

Drake's fans criticized the rapper for switching his familiar sing-song rhyme style to a staccato rap flow. One YouTube user wrote: "Damn Drake's a UK Drill rapper now?"

2019 has not been a good year for Drake. As a result, the Toronto native has landed on a few "Rappers who fell off in 2019" lists.
 

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Chris Brown, Offset

Chris Brown bodied rapper Offset in an Instagram post after the Migos rapper called him "lame" for uploading an Instagram meme mocking UK rapper 21 Savage.

It all started on Sunday, when Brown uploaded a video meme to his Instagram page that shows 21 Savage rapping while a male voiceover raps in a British accent.

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