Georgia's top prosecutor Fani Willis is set to announce charges against drill rapper Lil Durk soon.
According to MTO News, Durk's legal team is preparing for a possible criminal indictment against their client.
An insider told MTO News, "Durk's lawyers say that Georgia prosecutors have arrested people [associated with Durk's label] OTF and are offering them deals to flip on Durk."
The insider continued, "It's only a matter of time before someone [flips] and accepts a deal to implicate Durk."
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The insider continued: "They're trying to link Durk to a gang. He's not with a gang. OTF is a label not a gang."
That's the same argument Young Thug's attorneys made about his Young Slime Life (YSL) record label and his alleged Young Stoner Life (YSL) gang.
Rappers Young Thug and Gunna are currently being held in jail without bond until their trials in January 2023.
Street sources say Durk is the leader of the Only Trey Folks (OTF) gang, a branch of the Black Disciples gang in Chicago.
Durk, real name Derrick Banks, seems to know his time is running out. He deactivated his Instagram page over the weekend, but he reactivated it on Monday to earn some cash.
The 29-year-old Chicago native posted a Marc Jacobs campaign photo on IG on Monday before locking his page down again.
The image shows him modeling clothing from Marc Jacobs' Monogram Fall 2021 Collection.
Durk wears the woven Italian denim oversized jeans (retail $495), a white monogram oversized hoodie ($395), and he accessorized with a monogram denim large tote handbag (retail $350).
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From the Met Gala to her upcoming album and now her very own hot sauce, Chlöe Bailey is on fire.
Today, June 8, DoorDash announced that they are teaming up with Chlöe Bailey to create its first-ever custom hot sauce, available exclusively for DashPass members.
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Starting today, the sweetest notes meet the hottest beats to mark a first-ever drop that's straight fire.
The hot sauce, called "Make 'Em Sweat," is inspired by Chlöe's fiery personality and hot, chart-topping music and will drop exclusively, free of charge for DashPass members, via the DoorDash app on June 9 at 3pm ET.
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Experience the flavors of bold, fierce, and independent on everything from ice cream to plant-based chicken nuggets with each and every drop. Crafted with natural ingredients, Chloe x DoorDash's 'Make 'Em Sweat' hot sauce will make everything taste better – including your go-to delivery order from your favorite local spot on DoorDash.
The limited edition hot sauce delivers a dash of sweet with a whole lot of heat with a blend of Ghost, Peri Peri, and Cayenne peppers with a tomato base and chili sauce creating a deep and smokey flavored sauce with a smooth consistency.
Source: Press release
Megan Thee Stallion is partnering with Popeyes chicken to launch "Megan Thee Stallion Hottie Sauce" and merchandise.
Megan's new Popeyes Hottie Sauce will be available in all Popeyes restaurants locations on October 19, according to Today.com.
Megan's new dipping sauce will top the Popeyes' spicy chicken sandwich that went viral 2 years ago.
The Hottie Sauce is made with honey, cider vinegar and Aleppo pepper, according to Popeyes website. The Hottie Sauce features a "sweet, yet bold flavor with a hint of spice, inspired by Megan's sassy personality," says Popeyes.
The "WAP" rapper reportedly invested her own money in a Popeyes franchise restaurant in her native Houston.
Additionally, she plans to make a six-figure donation to Houston Random Acts of Kindness, an organization that promotes "empathy and compassion while encouraging selfless concern for the welfare of others in the Houston community."
"I’m appreciative of Popeyes commitment to empowering Black women and look forward to opening Popeyes Restaurants," said Megan Thee Stallion in a statement.
"Teaming up with Popeyes is such a milestone in my journey and evolution as an entrepreneur. I've always been a fan of the Popeyes brand and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to join the brand and help create the new Megan Thee Stallion Hottie Sauce for their line-up."
Megan's collaboration with Popeyes is the latest fast food brand campaign featuring rappers and pop culture stars.
Travis Scott and Saweetie have teamed up with McDonald's for promotional meals and clothing lines in the past year.
Tiffany & Co.
Beyonce and Jay Z are catching heat for their "embarrassment of riches" pose with a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting in an ad campaign.
Tiffany & Co. launched a modern love campaign featuring Beyonce and Jay Z, according to Eurweb.com.
The luxury jewelry retailer included a never-before-seen Basquiat painting in the campaign.
In one image, Jay Z, who has an obsession with the late painter, is sitting in an armchair while Beyonce poses in a curve-fitting black dress.
Tiffany's executive vice president Alexandre Arnault stated:
"The investment will be pretty impressive. It's our biggest campaign. Also, it's the only year-long campaign that we have. It marks a clear evolution of what we’ve been doing from a creative standpoint."
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Jay Z and Beyonce are known for their champagne tastes and vulgar displays of material wealth.
Black Twitter slammed the couple for posing with a Basquiat painting -- since the painter was an anti-capitalist who loathed pretentious displays of riches.
One Twitter user wrote:
"Jay Z (a venture capitalist) ironically rocking a Basquiat (famous anti-capitalist, anti-colonial artist) look while investing in ankle monitors, while Beyonce rocks Tiffany (Blood) Diamond is Neo-Colonialism in Blackface."
Another user wrote: "Ohhh so Jay Z is tryna look like Basquiat. Ok....."
A third person tweeted:
"Basquiat would hate Jay Z. or at least talk some f*cken sense into the guy. anyway not my problem."
The same ad agency that brought you the remix to rapper Juvenile's "Back That Thang Up" are planning to remix Bob Marley's classic "We're Jammin'".
Tiktok users were so excited at the news that they made a video to celebrate the upcoming remix.
READ ALSO: Rapper Juvenile reacts to 'Vax That Thang Up' backlash
The agency behind the poorly received "Vax That Thang Up" will soon release "We're Jabbin'" in hopes of inspiring more people to get vaxxed.
According to the leak, the "Jabbin'" lyrics goes like this:
Hope you are jabbin' too
We're jabbin' and jabbin' and jabbin' and jabbin'
Hope you are jabbin' too!"
It isn't clear who will sing the new "Jabbin'" vaccine campaign remix, but sources say it won't be Lauryn Hill, the legendary singer who was previously married to one of Bob Marley's pickney.
The news comes as Rastafarians in Jamaica are battling the government to keep the mRNA vaccines out of the Caribbean nation.
Twitter users reacted to the plan to rework "Jammin'" into a vaccine campaign similar to Juvenile and Mannie's disastrous effort.
Reader Daniel B. emailed Sandrarose.com to clarify the race of the two people responsible for a controversial PSA featuring Atlanta strippers.
As I told you yesterday, Tariq Nasheed sparked a lively debate on Twitter.com when he tweeted: "Instead of talking about our tangibles, this is what the white Democrats think will appeal to us."
According to Daniel, the Atlanta-based creators, Angela Gomes (pictured above left) and Paul Fox, are Black. But that's even worse than if the filmmakers were Caucasian.
Read Daniel's email below.
About your article relating to Tariq Nashiid's [sic] take on Get Your Booty to the Poll...
I say this with all due respect, and out of respect for journalistic standards... something I learned in-depth as a journalism major...GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!!!
Neither Paul Fox nor Angela Gomes is white. They are black. A simple query of their Facebook profiles would reveal that. Also, in no way, shape or fashion did you even bother to contact them...once again, easy Facebook search...in order to get their own words on THEIR project.
That's not joirnalism [sic]. That's one-sided trash, and if you give a damn about black people you'd at the very least represent them for their appropriate race and allow them to speak on their own behalf. Or are you actually a Caucasian troll just trying to stir the pot?
Do better! Yes, I'm highly offended. I've known Paul for years, I've known his passion for political activism. I know he put his heart and creativity into that PSA, and that everyone involved took it as a very serious undertaking. I will not stand by and allow you to lie and misrepresent him like you have. Do better! Jesus!
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