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Rapper Lil Baby is dismayed that no one told him Kanye West wanted to work with him on a song. The Atlanta rapper took to Twitter.com to respond after Kanye dropped his name in one of his rambling tweets the week.

"Lil Baby my favorite rapper but won't do a song wit me," Kanye tweeted.

Lil Baby responded, "Nobody told me ye was trying to get me on a song that's fucced up."

In a follow-up tweet, Baby tagged Kanye and wrote, "kanyewest no disrespect nobody told me."

Maybe no one told Baby because no one in his camp knew until Kanye tweeted about it this week.

The 25-year-old rapper caused a firestorm on social media after he got into a heated debate with Rolling Stone writer Charles Holmes, when the journalist insisted, "Black people can't be racist."

But Lil Baby disagreed: "Just 'cause you work in a racist system doesn't mean you racist."

"Damn near every system that got a job is a racist system. You know what I mean?" said the rapper, real name Dominique Armani Jones.

"CEOs be like old white people. You never know, they got to be some kind of racist 'cause at some certain age... that was the way of life almost. So I almost feel like all these corporations or whatnot may be racist. And black people are racist too."

"Black people can't be racist," the writer said in disagreement, prompting Baby to respond, "Why? Racist means to be just to your race."

Holmes explained: "Well, the thing about racism is you would have to have some type of power, and Black people, historically speaking, don't have any power to be racist. We can be prejudiced."

"To me, a racist is someone who treats a different race than theirs a different way than they would treat theirs," the "Drip Too Hard" rapper said.

Lil Baby's second album My Turn debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. It also went platinum.

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NYPD investigators are trying to determine wether the shooting deaths of two rappers were in retaliation for the drive-by shooting of Anthony Robinson, 29, on Sunday in the Bronx.

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U.S.-based Ghanian rapper Jay Gunz (pictured) was among 3 males shot by two gunmen in the hallway of an apartment building in the Bronx over the weekend.

Graphic surveillance video captured two unidentified Black males shooting at the three terrified victims as they crouched down outside a locked apartment door around 8 p.m.

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Gunz, real name Joel Baba, 22, and another Ghanian rapper, Eghosa "Eno" Imafidon, 23, were pronounced dead. A third man, Mohammed Baba, 29, is recovering from gunshot wounds at a Bronx hospital.

The shooting occurred at 306 East 171 street on Sunday, not far from where Robinson was killed as he crossed a street while holding his 6-year-old daughter's hand.

Robinson was gunned down at the corner of Sheridan Avenue and East 170th Street - four blocks from the building where Baba and Imafadon were killed just 2 hours later.

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Robinson and the three victims were reportedly members of African gangs in the Bronx.

According to Ghanaweb.com, Jay Gunz's mother, who is from Sekondi, owns a popular store in the Bronx, and provided a good living for her children.

49 people were shot and 8 killed in New York City's deadliest 4th of July weekend in decades.

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Boosie Badazz claims he declined a meeting with rap mogul Jay-Z who tried to entice him to apologize to retired NBA star Dwyane Wade.

In an interview with The Breakfast Club radio show, Boosie claims Jay-Z tried to arrange for him to apologize to Wade over comments the rapper made about Wade's gender confused child, Zaya Wade.

Zaya, who was born Zion, is a 12-year-old boy who suffers from the mental disorder Gender Dysphoria and prefers to use feminine pronouns.

Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, said Wade went too far by announcing his child's sexual and gender preference.

"Nah, they already tried to do that. They was trying to hook up some shit with a meeting," said Boosie. "They say Jay-Z was gonna get him on the phone and all that shit. I need to apologize to save this and save that."

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Boosie's 16-year-old son (pictured left) supported his father in an Instagram stories post, writing:

"F*ck Dwayne [sic] and his son, [I don't care if] he gay. My pops said what he said. Stop sending me that. I bet you won't say it to our face. I know this girl that will do sum thangs to DWade son that will make that boy back str8."

 

Boosie went on to say he declined to speak with Jay-Z because he didn't think he said anything wrong.

"I'm not apologizing for shit. I don't give a f*ck if Jesus calling to get me to apologize. I said what I said, man. I felt that was right."
 

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French Montana is facing a sexual battery lawsuit from a woman who alleges he was one of several men who sexually assaulted her at his California home.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, an unnamed woman, who filed the suit as a Jane Doe, is suing the hip-hop star, real name, Karim Kharbouch, a member of his entourage, Mansour Bennouna, and bosses at his label Coke Boy Records.

The lawsuit accuses French and his employee of assault and battery, sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and label chiefs of negligent hiring, supervision and retention, and negligence.

The woman claims she was invited back to the "No Stylist" hitmaker's home after they met at a recording studio in the early hours of March 28, 2018. She claimed she was plied with drinks, including a shot that caused her to black out.

She alleges French's employee "sexually assaulted, sexually harassed, and raped" her, and the rapper, "sexually assaulted, sexually harassed" her.

Doe states the rapper and his entourage gang raped her. She remembers "several men coming in and out of the bedroom" and attacking her while she was incapacitated and that she believes French "was one of the men" who sexually assaulted her.

The alleged victim states she "regained consciousness" around 1:30 p.m with Bennouna "spooning" her and that she "felt a pain in her pelvis, lower back and vagina."

The lawsuit states that after leaving the rapper's home, she had a rape kit administered that reportedly showed the presence of semen, after which she reported the rape to the police.

She is seeking unspecified damages for "extreme emotional distress, anxiety, flashbacks and depression" she allegedly experienced and claims the trauma ended her burgeoning career as a model.

WENN has contacted French's representatives regarding the allegations.

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Cardi B and her closest competitor, Doja Cat, fell out and are no longer on speaking terms, according to multiple reports.

Apparently, Doja has surpassed Cardi in terms of popularity. Industry insiders say Doja -- who is all natural -- is easier to market than Cardi. The reason? Well, look at Cardi - now look at Doja.

Cardi has had difficulty matching the success of her summer banger "Bodak Yellow." Rap fans are fickle. They want new music in a timely manner. They will abandon a lazy artist and hop on the next big thing if they don't get what they want.

That "next big thing" is Doja Cat.
 

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Doja has already surpassed Cardi on Spotify and has the second highest monthly listeners with 29 million among female rappers.

Nicki Minaj remains the most popular female rapper on the platform with 49 million monthly listeners.

Cardi couldn't take the heat so she unfollowed Doja on social media.

A source told MTO News, "Cardi is a jealous person. Doja has nothing but love in her heart for Cardi. [Cardi] should work through her jealousy and come join this movement."
 

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Queen Latifah turned 50 years old today (March 18). Born Dana Elaine Owens in Newark, New Jersey, Latifah signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989. She released her debut album All Hail the Queen on Nov. 28, 1989. The album spawned the hit single "Ladies First".
 

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Latifah, pictured at age 18, sold over 2 million records in her illustrious career. She was dubbed the "Queen of Jazz-Rap" following her breakout role in the musical Chicago (2002) for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Latifah was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006 and the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2011.
 

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Latifah posed with her mom, Rita Lamae Owens (née Bray), a former high school teacher. Rita Owens played her mother in Living Single. She passed away from heart failure on March 21, 2018.
 

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Latifah posed with Jaz-O, left, and a young Jay-Z with gold teeth at rapper Big Daddy Kane's Birthday Party in New York City in a photo dated September 10, 1989.

Latifah played the level-headed, but man crazy Khadijah James On the FOX TV sitcom Living Single from 1993 to 1998. Along the way, she released more albums as well as produced music for other acts such as Naughty By Nature.

She won a Grammy Award for her women's rights anthem "U.N.I.T.Y." which peaked at #23 on the Billboard chart.
 

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Latifah gained a new generation of fans when she played a butch lesbian in the bank heist film Set It Off (1996), also starring Kimberly Elise, Vivica Fox and Jada Pinkett.
 

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Latifah had longterm relationships with women over the years, including rapper MC Lyte, singer Monifah and actress Tichina Arnold. She is currently "married" to Eboni Nichols (pictured), but she has never officially come out of the closet.
 

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Queen Latifah and Wendy Williams re-enacted a scene from 'Mob Wives' during a special segment of 'Hairpiece Theatre' on the Wendy Williams Show in 2012.
 

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Latifah pictured with Jimmy Fallon on the set of the film Taxi in New York City in 2003.
 

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Latifah is surrounded by fans at her beach party during the Miami premiere of the comedy film 'The Cookout' held at The Delano Hotel on South Beach in 2004.
 

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Latifah with Cedric the Entertainer (left) and Ice Cube (right) on the set of Barbershop 2: Back in Business in 2004.
 

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Latifah honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California in 2006.
 

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Latifah attends the Los Angeles premiere of Hairspray held in Westwood, California in 2007.
 

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Latifah with music producer/rapper Missy Elliott (center) and Cardi B (right) at the 2019 Video Music Awards after party on August 26, 2019 in New York City.

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Megan Thee Stallion is just like you. The up-and-coming rapper is struggling to keep up with her college studies while juggling her tour schedule.

Megan paused for some retail therapy at the Coach Flagship Store amidst ongoing legal drama with her record label, 1501 Certified Entertainment.

The "Hot Girl Summer" artist is in the midst of obtaining her degree in health administration at Texas Southern University, but finding the time to study while constantly on the road has proved to be a challenge.

"It's really hard," Megan admitted on daytime talk show "Strahan, Sara and Keke" on Wednesday.

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The 28-year-old knows she isn't the only working student, and she is determined to make the extra effort to graduate.

"School in general is hard," she shared. "I know my schedule is crazy because I'm on the road all the time and I'm rapping, but it's other women out there that are taking care of kids and working 9-to-5, graveyard shifts, so I know that a lot of people can relate to me.

"But when you're going to school and you're really dedicated and you really want it, you gon' figure out a way to make the time to do it."

Megan previously revealed she hopes to put her studies to good use and one day open her own assisted living facilities in her native Texas.

She is eager to hire her fellow classmates and others looking to break into the healthcare industry.

"When you first graduate from college it's really hard to get a job because nobody wants to hire you because you don't have any experience, so I really want my facilities to be (staffed by) some of my classmates and other kids that are just graduating from college that need jobs. Like, this could be your first job."

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Doja Cat is not afraid of a corona -- the virus or the beer. The 24-year-old rapper, born Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini, says those who are running scared from the virus are "pu$$y."

In a livestream interview, Doja said, "B*tch, I'm not scared of a coronavirus or the motherf*cking beer version of that sh*t."

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Doja, who is clearly more educated on the virus than some of her fans, added: "I don't give a f*ck about corona, b*tch. It's a flu! I would literally... I'm not scared. Y'all are pu$$y, period."

The former stripper offered some advice if for those who catch the flu or the coronavirus: "You just take some Mucinex and drink water and tea and sleep -- that's all you gotta do. Y'all are so scared of some damn corona. Y'all are so scared of corona that I need a Corona."

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The CDC confirmed 20,000 deaths due to the common flu in the U.S. Only 26 people (out of thousands infected) have died from the coronavirus - and all but one are elderly or those with chronic illnesses.

The population most at risk for the flu or coronavirus are Asians, elderly, those with chronic illnesses or weak immune systems and smokers.

Coronavirus-19 causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and potentially fatal pneumonia among the elderly population and those with chronic illness and weak immunity.

Those at low risk are children, young healthy people under age 50, and Blacks of African descent.

The virus causes mild flu-like symptoms in most healthy adults under age 50. Children seem to be unaffected or have mild symptoms. No child under age 10 has died from the virus anywhere in the world.
 

 

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Instagram comedian Michael Blackson almost got knocked out when he tried to take rapper DaBaby's picture at SouthPark Mall in Charlotte, NC.

Blackson got a little too close and touched DaBaby's face with his cell phone. You'll have to watch the video below to see what happened next.

DaBaby, 28, faces a possible lawsuit after he slapped a female fan who tried to take his picture at a nightclub in Tampa over the weekend.

The fan inadvertently touched DaBaby's face with her phone and he hauled off and slapped her.

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Fans booed DaBaby off the stage after the incident, and the club's promoter canceled the show.

DaBaby, 28, later apologized to the woman, identified by her lawyer as Tyronesha Laws. The rapper offered Laws $10,000 and promised to fly her anywhere to apologize to her in person.
 

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Rapper DaBaby was booed off stage after he viciously slapped a female fan who accidentally touched his face with her cell phone.

The violent incident happened at the Whiskey North nightclub in Tampa, where the rapper was scheduled to perform over the weekend.

His show was immediately canceled by club promoters, who kept the other half of his appearance fee, according to reports.

Tyronesha Laws was recording DaBaby's arrival to the club when she inadvertently touched his face with her phone. Police were called to the scene, but no charges were filed.

DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, hauled off and slapped Laws, sending her cell phone flying into the crowd.

The Law firm of Morgan & Morgan, which is representing the victim, contacted gossip blog TMZ to confirm they are representing Laws in a possible lawsuit against the rapper and the club.

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DaBaby offered a half-hearted apology in a video on his Instagram stories after he was booed off the stage.

DaBaby claimed he was blinded by the light from the phone and he couldn't see whether the fan was male or female. He offered to pay the fan $10,000 and to fly her anywhere to apologize to her in person.

"I do apologize that there was a female on the other end... keep in mind, I couldn't see you because you got the flash this close to me... I wish you could have respected me."

DaBaby, 28, was arrested in Miami in January for assaulting a concert promoter. He was released on bond when authorities discovered he had an outstanding warrant for assault in Texas.

He also assaulted a hotel worker and he was previously arrested for killing a 19-year-old man during an altercation in a Huntersville, North Carolina Walmart. The charges were dropped in March 2019 after he said he acted in self-defense.

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Rapper DaBaby is known to throw hands at men or women who disrespect him. The rapper was walking through a nightclub with his entourage when a woman tapped his face with her cell phone.

The woman inadvertently hit the rapper while recording his arrival on her cell phone. DaBaby hauled off and slapped her face before his entourage rushed him into the club.

DaBaby, 28, was arrested in Miami in January for assaulting a concert promoter. He was released on bond when authorities discovered he had an outstanding warrant for assault in Texas.

The rapper, real name Jonathan Kirk, was previously arrested for killing a 19-year-old man during an altercation in Huntersville, North Carolina. The charges were dropped in March 2019 after he said he acted in self-defense.

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Megan Thee Stallion is accusing her record label of refusing to release her new music. The up-and-coming rapper accused bosses at 1051 Records of shelving her new music with no release date.

Megan scored a viral hit "Hot Girl Summer" last year when she teamed up with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.

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Despite the success of her record, the former stripper claimed during an Instagram Live video on Sunday, that bosses at 1501 won't allow her to drop any new music after she asked to renegotiate her contract for more money.

Megan confessed she made the same rookie mistake as other eager young rappers who just want a record deal.

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"When I signed, I didn't really know what was in my contract. I was young, I think I was, like, 20," she explained in the emotional post. "So when I got with Roc Nation (JAY-Z's entertainment and management company), I got management, real management. I got real lawyers, and they were like, 'Do you know that this is in your contract?' And I was like, 'Oh damn, that's crazy, no I didn't know.'"

The "All Dat" rapper didn't specify which terms she objected to, but explained she wanted to adjust the contract to remove certain clauses.

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"As soon as I said I wanna renegotiate my contract, everything went left. It just went all bad," she said, as she fought back tears. "So now they're telling a b**ch she can't drop no music. It's really just, like, a greedy game.'

She also clarified that she wasn't trying to leave the record label, but she just wanted a more equitable (read: lucrative) contract.

"I'm not a greedy person. I'm not a person that likes confrontation," she said, adding, "I'm nice and I'm real family-oriented."

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Rapper Jim Jones argues that being a rapper today is more dangerous than being a soldier in Iraq.

Most rap enthusiasts agree that rap music went 10 toes up a long time ago. But Jones's analogy between a rapper and a soldier at war didn't sit well with on Iraq war veteran.

"Heard the comments you made about 'being a rapper is harder than fighting a war in Iraq...' You allowed to have your opinion without any facts nor truth to it, but as a Vet and hip hop fan, I found it extremely disrespectful and ignorant," the vet wrote on Instagram.

The vet, who goes by the username @mramcore, said his unit fought in Iraq in 2004 and lost more Marines in two months than 'rappers' in the past three years.

He added: "Keep talking but there is no comparison!"
 

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"It is that time of the year where this former A-list rapper starts talking about A listers and what they did to her when she was barely a teen. They then write her a check to keep her quiet. It is how she earns a living."

 

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Rapper Pop Smoke was arrested for allegedly stealing and transporting a $375,000 Rolls-Royce from California to New York.

The 20-year-old, whose real name is Bashar Jackson, was arrested on Friday, Jan. 17, at JFK airport after arriving on a flight from Paris, France where he attended Paris Fashion Week.

The 2019 Rolls-Royce was found parked outside his parents' home in the Canarsie area of Brooklyn. The license plate had been changed and the windows had been tinted, authorities say.

The rapper told police he "borrowed" the car for a music video, according to an indictment.

The Brooklyn native is accused of arranging to transport the Rolls-Royce cross country on the back of a flatbed truck.

A photo posted on Instagram shows him posing in front of the stolen luxury vehicle at a gas station. The image has since been deleted from Instagram, but it can be viewed on Facebook.com.

Jackson is charged with interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle, a felony. The car has since been returned to its rightful owner.

Thanks to NY state's no cash bail reform, Jackson was released after a court appearance on Friday. He is best knowns for his rap singles "Welcome to the Party" and "Dior" off his debut mixtape Meet the Woo.