Drake Reunites With Nicki Minaj (And Lil Wayne) (PICS)

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In addition to Drake killing the stage overseas as part of his Boy Meets World tour, he’s also reconnecting with his Young Money comrades — the Canadian star recently revealed pics of him hanging out with Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne. Always good to see that — despite issues between Wayne and Cash Money boss Birdman — these three are still pretty tight. We also can help but think about what Meek Mill is thinking (especially with the onslaught on memes heading in his direction).

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Kendrick Lamar, Future & Lil Wayne To Headline Rolling Loud

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This year’s Rolling Loud festival in Miami, Florida is one of pure Hip-Hop awesomeness. Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott and Young Thug are tapped to headline, while the stage will also see appearances from Mac Miller, Kevin Gates, Post Malone, Tyler, The Creator, Lil Yachty, Kodak Black, Migos, 21 Savage….the line-up is pretty top-notch from top to bottom.

You can see the full list below and get your tickets here. Rolling Loud takes place 5th to 7th May in Bayfront Park.

Did Lil Wayne Cancel A Festival Headliner Because Of A Seizure? (UPDATE)

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This past weekend, many of Hip-Hop’s elite descended upon the island of Curaçao for the SummerFall Festival, which included the likes of Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Fat Joe, French Montana and Yo Gotti. The headliner of that event was supposed to be Lil Wayne, but he inexplicably cancelled; his people claim it was a “breach of contract” (specifically, we don’t know what). According to the event creators, they were told that Wayne had actually suffered another seizure in Miami, a day prior to taking the stage (which Wayne’s people deny).

Story developing (?). In related news, Weezy — while sitting down with The Nine Club — did announce that he has a new project in the works:

Just make sure they know that Funeral is coming soon… That’s my music.

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Birdman Reportedly Calls Off Lawsuit Negotiations With Lil Wayne

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Welp. According to TMZ, Birdman and Lil Wayne’s long-standing court battle was close to reaching a positive end…until (presumably) him and his camp saw Wayne shouting out JAY Z’s Roc-A-Fella:

Obviously, this has the masses thinking that JAY Z and Wayne could be working on a new deal — a big red flag for Birdman, especially since he already sent for TIDAL over the release of Wayne’s Free Weezy Album. So, as a result, he pulled negotiations, perhaps as a sign that the Cash Money boss now has zero plans on giving his now-estranged son any money moving forward.

Guess we really won’t be hearing Tha Carter V, after all.

T.I. Blasts Lil Wayne Over Comments (UPDATE)

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Looks like Lil Wayne is finding himself in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons, which we break down below:

  • First off, it was reported that Lil Wayne has fired his publicist(s) following his now-infamous interview on Nightline, which saw him dissing the Black Lives Matter movement (which he later claimed was out of anger and wasn’t thought through). Not sure how the publicist(s) would be at fault, but we digress…
  • In addition, that same report also revealed that Wayne’s team had attempted to block the interview from airing; they apparently sent several emails to ABC News, claiming that interviewer Linsey Davis crossed the line by asking unapproved questions during the sit-down. Once again, not sure how this is proper justification for what Wayne said…
  • …which leads us to T.I. Following in Vic Mensa’s footsteps (and then going even further), the Atlanta Rap veteran posted a lengthy message to Lil Wayne on Instagram, calling Wayne’s “buffoonery and coonin” “unacceptable”. You can read that in its entirety below. UPDATE: Looks like Wayne might’ve responded to T.I. That tweet has been added below.

@liltunechi This is my son & daughter showing me this for the first time & asking me what you mean? I'm at a complete loss of words here. Wayne I've known you over a decade. Our daughters grew up together practically. Reginae' spent countless times at my house with Niq-Niq when you were in prison & you extended my daughter the same courtesy when I was in the same position. Our relationship outside of music is what makes me sensitive to your disposition. I KNOW you wired a bit different than most other responsible adults, but still nigga U TRIPPING!!!! I don't know what you goin thru,or what you are attempting to avoid but this shit is absolutely unacceptable!!!! You're disrespecting yourself,bringing shame on your family name & tarnishing your legacy. You have children (including mines prior to now) that have looked up to you. You have sons & a daughter that depend upon your leadership. Bro if you don't stand for something out here,all the money,jewelry,cars,mansions bandannas & hit records don't mean shit!!!! Our people are being oppressed!!! We are being hunted,captured & slaughtered out here daily!!! You have to get outta that bubble that you've been living in & get out here & educate yourself on what's going on around US!!! I'm always here to share whatever knowledge or understanding I may have to assist your growth & development,but u MUST STOP this buffoonery & coonin' you out here doin. You looking like somebody who has something to gain or lose by pretending like it's not as bad as BLM making it seem & you're not aware of an issue that needs to be addressed. That's what would be considered "Uncle Tom Shit"…. I know U,YOURE BETTER THAN THIS!!!!! I've been proud to call myself a fan & a friend of Lil Wayne ,but if that must end in order to stand up for those who can't do it for themselves…So be it. If you're not prepared for a question in an interview,say No Comment Bro. But stop embarrassing yourself & everyone out here who's been supporting you. There is no middle ground. Oppression knows no neutral party,either you're part of the oppressed,or you with the oppressor. There is no such thing as oppression not affecting you. It's #USorELSE out here

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Vic Mensa Blasts Lil Wayne Over Black Lives Matter Comments

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While Lil Wayne has since apologised, Vic Mensa has taken Lil Wayne to task over comments made about Black Lives Matter during a recent interview. Mensa gave his opinion during a Reddit AMA session:

I think it’s a very ignorant, selfish & isolated position to take… because even someone as big as Wayne is just a black man minus all of his ice and fame, and can be treated the same way.

For the record, Wayne’s team claimed that the rapper made the controversial comments without thought — he was pissed over the interviewer asking questions about his daughter, which caused the sit-down to go south. It should also be noted that Wayne and his team made a valiant attempt to keep the interview from premiering.

Lil Wayne Gives Some Very Controversial Comments On Black Lives Matter (UPDATE)

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UPDATE: Wayne has now responded to the criticism over his latest interview via TMZ“When the reporter began asking me questions about my daughter being labeled a bitch and a hoe, I got agitated. From there, there was no thought put into her questions and my responses.

“Apologies to anyone who was offended.”

So…what are his real thoughts on Black Lives Matter if what we saw weren’t genuine?

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Lil Wayne just went full Trump in a recently-released sit-down with Nightline. In the clip, which you can see above, cameras followed the veteran emcee to Amsterdam, Miami and New York, which saw a new look into his life; this was interspersed with a presenter asking him questions about Black Lives Matter (wait for that), his lyrics and more. And boy — he got wild:

[Black Lives Matter] just sounds weird, I don’t know that you put a name on. It’s not a name…It’s not ‘whatever, whatever.’ It’s somebody got shot by police for a f***ed up reason.

I am a young black rich motherf***er, if that don’t let you know that America understand black motherf***ers matters these days I don’t know what it is. That man white, he filming me I’m a n***a. I don’t know…don’t come to me with that dumb s*** ma’am. My life matters, especially to my b***hes.

I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me. I’m connected to this motherf***ing flag right here…

As he pulls out his red bandana and angrily steps out of the interview. Obviously, this is pretty shocking, given that he 1.) created the poignant ‘Georgia Bush’ and 2.) acknowledged Black Lives Matter during a recent (enough) performance.

We must also say: it’s pretty known that Weezy can get downright savage with his words when he’s annoyed or irritated…this happened during a European interview in the past (which we saw in the polarising Carter documentary) as well as during his now-iconic deposition that followed. His rather-ridiculous responses to Nightline’s questioning might have been because of this.

What are your thoughts?