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Rapper Gunna is giving back to his community by opening a grocery and clothing store inside his former middle school.

Th 28-year-old College Park, Georgia native surprised the students at Ronald McNair Middle School by opening Gunna's Drip Closet and Goodr Grocery Store inside the school.

The students can shop for groceries, toiletries, soap, clothing, and sneakers -- and everything is free!

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The Grammy-nominated rapper and Goodr Co. CEO Jasmine Crowe, right, said they received positive feedback from parents and teachers at McNair.

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"These are things I said I was gonna do when I got in a position to do it so I just gotta follow that," Gunna told The Atlanta Voice.

He is pictured with cheerleaders during his visit to McNair Middle School.

The rapper is best known for his debut studio album, Drip or Drown 2 (2019), which spawned his platinum track and lead single "One Call."

He is signed to Young Thug's YSL label and he has collaborated with Drake, Lil Durk, Nav, Young Thug, and Gucci Mane.

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Motown Records and NBA YoungBoy Never Broke Again announce Never Broke Again global joint venture.

Motown Records, home to some of today's most impactful cultural hitmakers, and YoungBoy Never Broke Again, one of today's most prominent rappers/songwriters in the world, announced a global joint venture with his Never Broken Again, LLC record label.

According to a press release, the first project from the new venture is set to release in October, with the first single dropping in September.

The compilation also features P Yungin, Meechy Baby, Quando Rondo, No Cap, Rjae and Rojay later this year.

The new deal continues Motown's rich legacy of entrepreneurial partnerships by combining the label's global leadership with the artistic and creative vision of YoungBoy and Never Broke Again, LLC. YoungBoy and Kyle "Montana" Clairborne will continue to lead Never Broke Again, LLC, a label committed to signing and developing new artists and providing them with a platform to achieve success.

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In making this announcement, Ethiopia Habtemariam, Chairman and CEO of Motown Records said:

"I'm excited to work with Never Broke Again, a homegrown brand that has created an incredibly authentic and credible movement that represents the next generation in Louisiana's legacy of ground-breaking hip-hop labels. I look forward to working with YoungBoy and Montana to continue to grow their vision and reach their fans around the world."

NBA YoungBoy said:

"I felt like I had a responsibility to my artists to make sure to find the right partner for my label. I'm looking forward working with Ethiopia, Kenoe and Motown Records."

Montana said in a statement:

"Motown has been an inspiration for generations - a place that helps develop artists, songwriters and business executives and I'm thankful to Ethiopia, Kenoe and the team for making Never Broke Again part of the Motown family."

Kenoe Jordan, Vice President A&R, Motown said:

"I've known and admired YoungBoy for years. Growing up in the same city we have a great understanding of one another and this partnership was always something that I wanted to bring to Motown. YoungBoy is an incredible visionary whose confidence in his artistry is only outdone by his dedication and work ethic. I'm excited to welcome them into Motown and help bring the Never Broke Again label and brand to the next level."

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DaBaby refuses to apologize for a 4th time for his anti-HIV, homophobic rant at Rolling Loud festival last week.

The 29-year-old rapper paused his set at Rolling Loud in Miami, saying:

"If you didn't show up today with HIV, AIDS, or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases, that'll make you die in two to three weeks, then put your cellphone lighter up.

"Ladies, if your p**sy smell like water, put your cellphone lighter up. Fellas, if you ain't sucking d**k in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up."

DaBaby's second and third apologies were met with more outrage since he clearly was not remorseful.

He dug in his heels as A-list celebrities such as Elton John and Madonna dragged him.

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Then he was dropped from the upcoming Governors Ball and Lollapalooza.

As the intense outrage and fallout continued, DaBaby's publicist issued a formal apology on Monday for "hurtful" and "triggering" comments.

The lengthy apology included soothing, damage control language such as:

"Social media moves so fast that people want to demolish you before you even have the opportunity to grow, educate and learn from your mistakes. As a man who has had to make his own way from very difficult circumstances, having people I know publicly working against me — knowing that what I needed was education on these topics and guidance — has been challenging."

However, the publicist's apology only made the rapper's critics declare that his publicist's apology is not accepted.

The comments were turned off on the Instagram post, but critics weighed in on Twitter.com.

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A C-list rapper is hiding a secret that he hopes his fans never discover while he's alive.

The rapper, who has already used up half of his nine lives, fears his secret will get out whenever he's hospitalized.

He was diagnosed with the virus that causes AIDS several years ago, and he stubbornly refuses to take medication that will extend his life.

The average prognosis for individuals who are infected with HIV/AIDS is 8-10 years if they don't take antiretroviral HIV treatment regimen daily.

The rapper's close family and girlfriend are aware of his diagnosis. They even tried contacting a famous actor who recently came out as HIV-positive to speak to the rapper.

This rapper is confident that he can suppress the virus through a combination of diet, colonics, and a variety of herbs and weed.

However, his physical signs and symptoms have become too obvious for his fans to ignore.

Other celebrities who are living with HIV/AIDS include NBA icon Magic Johnson, musician Chuck Panozzo, actor Billy Porter, actor Charlie Sheen, Olympic diver Greg Louganis, actor Jim J. Bullock, figure skater Rudy Galindo, and more.

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Former No Limit Records rapper Mac walked out of prison a free man after two decades behind bars.

Mac, real name McKinley Phipps Jr., was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 30 years in prison in the shooting death of 19-year-old Barron Victor Jr.

Mac insisted he was innocent of murder, and in 2015, five witnesses to the shooting claimed they had been coerced into naming him as the shooter at the time by investigating officers.

Mac was finally granted clemency in April, allowing him to argue his case for freedom before members of a state parole board, and on Tuesday, June 22, they voted in his favor.

He was released on parole on Tuesday night, and must now abide by a curfew, avoiding establishments where alcohol is served, and meeting weekly with his parole officer.

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Mac, who is set to start working as a painter for a friend's construction business, has also been ordered to perform six hours of community service a month with at-risk youth, according to NOLA.com.

Mac was a protege of hip-hop veteran Master P in the late 1990s, and is best known for his album, Shell Shocked, which hit number 11 on Billboard 200 chart.

He went on to drop World War III, his final album for No Limit Records before his 2000 arrest.

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Rapper Killer Mike called in to WSB Radio's "Word On the Street" on Wednesday night to celebrate Mac's release. He shared that prosecutors used Mac's rap lyrics to convict him.

Mike compared Mac's legal situation to artists in other music genres, including Johhny Cash and Bob Marley, who sing about killing people, but whose lyrics weren't used against them.

"If we let this stand, what you're going to see is that tool is going to be used to wipe out an entire potential generation of [artists] out of our community," Mike said in 2017.

Mike said he is donating money to Mac to help him get acclimated to the outside world after spending two decades behind bars. Mike also called on other rappers to donate to Mac.

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Dallas rapper Lil Loaded - who was best known for his 2019 viral hit "6locc 6a6y" - passed away on Monday, May 31. He was 20.

His attorney, Ashkan Mehryari, told Billboard the aspiring rapper died by suicide.

Mehryari told Dallas Morning News his client's death was "very tragic. "He had a very bright and promising music career ahead of him."

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Loaded, who was born Dashawn Maurice Robertson, wrote a suicide note on his final Instagram Stories post:

"Dear most high, Please forgive me for my shortcomings and all of the times I've fell short of making you proud and being appreciative of all the blessings that have been put in my life.

"Sometimes the lines are blurred between being solid and being heartless. I want to thank you for how far I've come and the people you've put in my life to keep me grounded through everything and I love every single one of those people that are genuinely for me. I ask for entrance into your kingdom thru all of my mistakes. I know you love all of your children and I'm ready for my heart and soul to Join you."

Lil Loaded was facing a manslaughter charge following the murder of his friend, 18-year-old Khalil Walker.

He was initially arrested on suspicion of murder last year, but was indicted in February.

Following the viral hit, Loaded signed with Epic Records. "6locc 6a6y" was awarded a gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America just last week.

Loaded posted about his achievement on Instagram four days ago, insisting he had the "dopest fanbase on earth".

He wrote: "6LOCC 6A6Y Certified Gold. Who runnin dis s**t like me. young N***a S**t dopest fanbase on earth."

Stanley Gabart, whose production company worked with Epic Records, said: "This kid was on a great path. He was struggling with some things we wish we would've known about, wish we could've intervened."

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Brazilian rapper MC Kevin was having a threesome with a male friend in a hotel room when he fell to his death from a hotel balcony in Rio de Janeiro.

Police say the rapper, real name Kevin Nascimento Bueno, fell 5 floors to his death while attempting to jump from the balcony to the terrace below.

Bueno was having a threesome with Victor Fontanelle and fashion model Bianca Domingues where there came a knock at the hotel room door.

Believing his wife was knocking, Bueno panicked and fled onto the balcony. The rapper's wife, Deolane Bezerra, had been texting and calling him with no response after searching for him in the hotel.

Bueno thought she was knocking on the door but the person knocking was a friend.

Police chief Antenor Junior said excessive alcohol consumption and narcotics were involved.

Domingues told authorities she met the men earlier that day on the beach when they invited her to the suite. She wasn't aware that he was married.

Bezerra allegedly punched Dominguez at the police station and the two women were separated by officers. No charges were filed.

Bueno and Bezerra had only been married three weeks when he died.

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Rapper Moneybagg Yo is a doting daddy to his 8th child, a 2-year-old daughter named Spring Yo. The Memphis rapper spared no expense for his mini-me's elaborate birthday party.

A video posted on his Instagram account shows the 29-year-old Virgo and his 4th baby mama posing for a videographer while the song "Mama's Hand" by Queen Naija plays in the background.

Moneybagg is No. 12 on Sandrarose.com's list of prolific breeders.

He told radio hosts he fathered three of his 8 kids while still in high school.

Moneybagg and current girlfriend Ariane Fletcher are working on his 9th child. He surprised Ari with a fully loaded Lamborghini truck for her 25th birthday last July.

Ari shares a son named Yosohn with rapper G Herbo, who just welcomed a baby with his current girlfriend, Taina Williams, daughter of reality TV personality Emily B and stepdaughter to rapper Fabolous.

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Rapper J. Cole has apparently taken a hiatus from rapping to fulfill his dream as a professional basketball player.

After being passed over in the 2021 NBA draft, the 36-year-old rapper is showing off his skills in a new African sports league.

Cole is allegedly set to sign for the Rwanda Patriots this week and will suit up for the team's match against the Nigeria River Hoopers on Sunday. The game is as part of the inaugural season of the Basketball Africa League, according to ESPN.

The news was first reported by the New Times Rwanda, which covered Cole recently arriving in Africa to begin quarantine ahead of the weekend game.

The Basketball Africa League will feature 12 teams, each made up of eight locals and four from other countries.

Cole has yet to comment on his new side career, but the North Carolina native isn't turning his back on music yet. His sixth studio album, The Off-Season, will be released on May, 14, 2021.

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Moneybagg Yo revealed his mother has tested positive for Covid-19 and was diagnosed with pneumonia.

The distressed rapper shared his mom's medical diagnoses in a since-deleted tweet. He seemed baffled that his mother was diagnosed with pneumonia and Covid-19 after she apparently took the Covid-19 vaccine (according to Facebook posts).

"Dam mane how df My mama got COVID and pneumonia," he tweeted on April 30, "smh I need y'all prayers right now."

The 29-year-old Memphis native, who was born Demario DeWayne White Jr., didn't share his mother's current condition.

The news comes after the rapper was nearly canceled for bragging about his wealth back in February.

He shared a series of tweets bragging that he raked in $2 million from $200K booking fees during the pandemic.

"Not gone lie I made a couple [millions] in da pandemic, ion want it to end," he tweeted. "I feel like the pandemic help a lot of people."

Following the backlash, Moneybagg returned to Twitter to apologize.

"I apologize to everybody I offended my comment was very insensitive it was not my intent to hurt anyone."

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