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Rapper Jim Jones opened up about his early sex education in a recent episode of Angela Yee's Lip Service podcast.

Jones, who is Puerto Rican, said his mother taught him how to tongue kiss and gave him his first condoms.

"She showed me with her mouth... she showed me how to tongue kiss when I was younger," he said. He said his first lesson was a good experience.

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By contrast, the "We Fly High" rapper said he was disgusted the first time he ever kissed a girl.

Jones, 45, said he met his father for the first time when he was 13 years old and again when he was 26 -- the same year his father passed away.

"Every day that I didn't see my dad I loved him even more," he said. "The few times that I did get to see him he was like the flyest dude in the whole world to me."

Even though Jones was raised by a single mother, he says she wasn't bitter and she never criticized his father.

Jones said his mother always spoke well of his father, who was a drug addict.

"My mom and my dad were like Bonnie & Clyde," he said, adding that she fell pregnant with him in high school.

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Jones is in a long-term relationship with Chrissy Lampkin, 50. The couple appeared on the VH1 reality series Love & Hip Hop: New York and starred in the spin-off reality show Chrissy & Mr. Jones.
 

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A TikTok user has exposed speed rapper Twista as a deadbeat dad who refuses to acknowledge her in public.

The young lady, who goes by Sparkle Cahtour on TikTok, captioned a video:

"When your first time seeing your dad is in concert but he tell security he don't want to talk to you."

 

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The video was viewed over 3.2 million times on TikTok.

According to Twista's bio, the Chicago native was married from 1991 to 1999 and fathered a daughter with his ex-wife. Apparently, the child support checks have run out and the daughter is now speaking out.

Twista, 48, is best known for his rapid-fire rapping style. He once held the Guinness World Record for pronouncing 598 syllables in 55 seconds.

He is also known for his hit records "Slow Jamz" (featuring Kanye West & Jamie Foxx) and "Overnight Celebrity."
 

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Drakeo The Ruler has died from a stab wound he sustained at a Los Angeles music festival on Saturday, December 18. He was 28.

The rapper, whose real name was Darrell Caldwell, was stabbed in the neck during a fight between 2 groups of men backstage at the L.A. Exposition Park about 8:30 p.m. local time.

He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Sunday, Dec. 19, TMZ reported.

The Los Angeles native was one of the acts scheduled to perform during the Once Upon a Time in L.A. festival on Saturday. Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent's sets were canceled and the music festival was shut down by police an hour earlier than expected.

LAPD spokesman Officer Luis Garcia told the LA Times that no arrests have been made.

Once Upon a Time in L.A. is the second deadly Live Nation music festival in as many months.

10 concertgoers died during a stampede at rapper Travis Scott's Astroworld Music Festival in Houston on Nov. 5. Live Nation has been named in more than 100 wrongful death lawsuits stemming from the Astroworld tragedy.

Caldwell was acquitted of murder in 2019 stemming from an incident in Carson, California in 2016. He was also acquitted of 5 attempted murder charges and conspiracy to commit murder.

He was released from prison in November 2020 after serving three years.

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Rapper DaBaby is in hot water again after reportedly cutting ties with AIDS organizations.

Several AIDS organizations say DaBaby cut off communications after they asked for the funding he'd promised.

"Since [late Aug.], we have not received any outreach, partnership, or funding from DaBaby. The onus is now on him, if he chooses to, to convert his misinformation into allyship by supporting the work of the Black AIDS Institute and other people of color-led HIV organizations."

If you recall, the AIDS organizations forgave the troubled rapper after his career was canceled following his homophobic rant in Miami earlier this year.

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"If you didn't show up today with HIV/AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that will make you die in 2, 3 weeks, put ya cellphone light in the air... Fellas, if you ain't sucking d*ck in the parking lot, put ya cellphone light in the air. Keep it f**king real!"

The backlash was swift and a plethora of summer music festivals dropped DaBaby from their lineups.

Black HIV leaders called for a meeting with the artist in an open letter on August 04 "to which DaBaby affirmatively responded."

After the meeting, they issued a glowing report and gave their blessing for DaBaby to resume touring -- as long as he gave them his tour proceeds. But those checks were never cut.

They said in a statement, at the time:

"During our meeting, DaBaby was genuinely engaged, apologized for the inaccurate and hurtful comments he made about people living with HIV, and received our personal stories and the truth about HIV and its impact on Black and LGBTQ communities with deep respect... DaBaby's willingness to listen, learn, and grow can open the door to an entirely new generation of people to do the same."

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Saweetie went viral over the weekend when she tweeted: "I want some babies."

The childless rapper will turn 29 next summer.

Her post was liked 29,000 times and drew nearly 2,000 comments from men eager to volunteer.

Among the plethora of males offering their services was prolific breeder Nick Cannon.

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The 41-year-old father-of-7 tweeted a string of emojis including a raised hand and a ninja warrior.

The "Icy Grl" rapper, who recently dated rapper Quavo, has said she wants to remain single following their bitter breakup earlier this year.

Saweetie is focusing on building wealth rather than wasting time on relationships with emotionally unavailable men.

Women with financial means, like Saweetie, have many options. She can freeze her eggs and pay a surrogate to carry her child.

Don't be surprised if Saweetie announces she's a single mom of twins soon.
 

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Rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again has been released from St. Martin Parish Jail on $500,000 cash bond.

The rapper, formerly known as NBA YoungBoy, was released from jail on Tuesday, Oct. 26, after 7 months behind bars on a federal weapons charge.

YoungBoy, real name Kentrell Gaulden, was ordered to wear an ankle monitor on house arrest in Utah -- far from his gang affiliates in Atlanta and Louisiana.

YoungBoy's attorneys begged the judge to release him on strict house arrest in Utah near a man who mentored him as a child.

The rapper reportedly purchased a home in Utah near his childhood tutor. YoungBoy also has relatives and some of his children living in Utah.

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However, prosecutors say the Baton Rouge rapper still committed crimes while in contact with his extended family in Utah.

Prosecutors also alleged YoungBoy paid his childhood tutor $600,000 between January 4 and February 1st for "celebrity assistant" services.

The judge ordered YoungBoy to hire three ex-military soldiers as around-the-clock security while he awaits trial on federal gun charges.

Prosecutors point out that YoungBoy will pay the ex-military soldiers $21,000 a week.

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YoungBoy was originally ordered released from a St. Martin Parish Jail on Friday, but a California court had an outstanding warrant on the rapper. That warrant was dropped, paving the way for his release.

YoungBoy is now expected to get to work on his next album from a recording studio at his Utah home, although Chief U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick stressed that visitors will be limited to three at any time. The visitors also have to be approved by the judge.

YoungBoy is ranked No. 9 on Sandrarose.com's list of prolific breeders in Hip-Hop. The 22-year-old rapper has 8 children by at least seven women.

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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.