Rapper Kirko Bangz just dropped his music video for “Rich” featuring troubled singer August Alsina. The two Drake and Chris Brown wannabes must have purchased rapper T-Pain‘s old auto-tunes equipment. I guess copycat artists polluting our airwaves is a thing nowadays. Can anyone be original anymore? Watch the video after the break.
Rapper Iggy Azalea, singer Rita Ora and actor Michael Madsen filmed a KILL BILL inspired music video for Iggy’s single “Black Widow” in Los Angeles. One of the scenes for the video featured Iggy and Rita as femme fatales with samurai swords killing Michael Madsen after trapping him behind a locked gate in an alley. An introduction scene was also filmed in a restaurant where Iggy Azalea is working as a waitress when Rita Ora and Michael Madsen walk in together and sit at a table.
Atlanta rapper Yung Joc regrets making Forbes’ Richest Rappers list. Yung Joc, whose real name is Jasiel Robinson, was an up-and-coming rapper with a regional hit titled “It’s Goin Down” when he signed to Sean Combs‘ Bad Boy Records in 2006. Bad Boy released Joc’s debut album New Joc City which shot to #3 on the Billboard charts. Forbes took note of the young rapper’s success. In 2006 Joc was ranked #20 on the Forbes’ Richest Rappers list with an approximate personal wealth of $10 million. That’s when, Joc says, his friends and family started counting his money for him. “It made people really upset,” Joc said.
A casting company is under fire for creating a racist ad seeking ill-shaped dark skinned girls with hair weave for a Universal Pictures movie on the rise of rap supergroup N.W.A.
Gossip tabloid TMZ.com spoke with a rep for the Sande Alessi Casting agency that created the controversial casting ad.
Rap artist Nicki Minaj expressed her opinion about British-Australian rapper Iggy Azalea who is threatening her reign as the queen of hip hop. Nicki disparaged Iggy during the 2014 BET Awards, saying, “What I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is, when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it.”
Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Nick Young defended his girlfriend during the 2014 ESPY Awards held in Los Angeles last night.
Universal Pictures is casting black girls for its film Straight Outta Compton, a biopic which documents the rise of rap supergroup N.W.A.
The casting call by Sande Allesi Casting, which reflects the target audience of the movie, grades the women by skin color and whether they wear weave and extensions. “Fine” LSLH women (light skinned with long hair) are graded A/B, while dark skinned women who wear hair weave are graded C/D. Naturally the weave wearers are outraged by the degrading implications of the casting call.
ESPN’s Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly (ESPY) Awards aired last night. And, as usual, ESPN chose to focus on the effeminate aspects of men in sports. ESPY Host Drake, left, and NBA players Paul George and Lance Stephenson are seen bonding onstage during The 2014 ESPYS at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday, July 16, in Los Angeles, California.
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