(New York, NY-AP) – Soulja Boy is taking shots at Drake, Kanye West and Tyga. The rapper said during on the radio show, The Breakfast Club, yesterday that he taught Drake everything he knew. He also accused him of hiding his son from the world.
When asked about West, Soulja Boy said his support for Trump made him look “goofy,” and that he does not have good fashion sense. He also called Tyga the person who let Travis Scott steal his woman, Kylie Jenner.
(Washington, DC-AP) — A Georgia senator is getting worried the partial government shutdown entering its 27th day could threaten the Super Bowl. Republican Johnny Isakson pointed out the biggest tourism event in the world this year is coming to Atlanta. He wondered what would happen if the largest airport in the world goes out of business because of TSA strikes. TSA officials are reporting that the number of its employees calling in sick has doubled over the same time last year.
Most TSA employees make less than 30-thousand dollars a year and are struggling to pay bills while they continue to work without getting paid. Isakson said he walked through Atlanta’s airport and a number of TSA employees recognized him and approached him. He said, “We’re just doing the wrong thing, punishing the wrong people, and it’s not right.”
(Atlanta, GA) – After a struggle to solidify a lineup for the halftime show for this year’s Super Bowl, it looks like posters can now be printed as a few acts have signed on to be this year’s entertainment for Super Bowl 53.
Many performers stayed away from the offer as fallout continues over the treatment of Colin Kaepernick. But, now it has been confirmed that Maroon 5 will take center stage at the halftime show at Super Bowl LIII.
The NFL made the announcement today that the three-time Grammy Award-winning rock group will in fact headline the show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on February 3rd. Other artists joining Maroon 5 are Atlanta native and half of hip-hop super group Outkast, Big Boi and Grammy-nominated rapper Travis Scott.
(AP) – R. Kelly says he plans to sue everyone involved in the new Lifetime docu-series about his alleged sexual misconduct. The six-part series Surviving R. Kelly features testimonies from women accusing him of mental, physical and sexual abuse.
It also includes interviews with some of Kelly’s family members and associates. The singer said he did not know many of people on the show, and that the people who made the series have a personal vendetta against him. Surviving R. Kelly just premiered last week, and its first episode broke Lifetime’s viewership record.
(Monrovia, CA-AP) — A house in the Los Angeles suburb of Monrovia is becoming a tourist attraction for fans of Netflix’s latest hit Bird Box. Droves of visitors are showing up to the home, where Sandra Bullock’s character used to hideout in the movie.
Some are taking pictures, re-enacting scenes and even peeking in. At least one neighbor who lives in the area says some of the visitors have been a bit disrespectful, blocking the street at times.
This comes as Netflix warned fans not to hurt themselves taking on the so-called Bird Box Challenge, in which people have been going outside and doing things around their home while wearing blindfolds like the characters in the movie.
(Cary, NC-AP) — The maker of Fortnite is ending this year with three-billion-dollars in profits. Epic Games is based in North Carolina and grew its valuation to 15-billion this year according to the website TechCrunch. The company has not released any details.
Fortnite is an addictive game that throws competitors into a battle royale where the last survivor wins. It is free to play, but the company makes money selling digital extras, such as better weapons and outfits. An estimated 125 million people are playing Fortnite.
(AP) – Jay-Z is reportedly trying to convince Travis Scott to back out of his 2019 Super Bowl halftime performance. The rapper will be taking the stage alongside Maroon 5, the headlining act, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta in February.
Jay-Z wants him to pull out, though, because of the NFL’s handling of players kneeling during the National Anthem to protest police brutality. Maroon 5 has reportedly been having a hard time finding musical guests who want to perform with them, because artists reportedly don’t want to be associated with the league.
(Los Angeles, CA-AP) — Rapper Offset is explaining why he crashed his ex, Cardi B’s, set at the 2018 Rolling Loud Los Angeles music festival over the weekend. He walked out on stage with a cake and a bouquet of flowers that spelled out “take me back Cardi,” and told her he’s willing to do whatever it takes to show her he loves her.
She then had the flowers taken away, and kept performing. Offset said on Twitter later that he wanted to make his apologies public, just like all of his wrongs have been made public. He also said in an Instagram video that all he wanted for his birthday was for he and Cardi B to get back together. The Bodak Yellow rapper announced that they were separating earlier this month. The two got married last year, and have one child together.
(AP) – Cardi B is shutting down the rumor that her and rapper Offset’s break-up is just a publicity stunt. She said in an Instagram Live session over the weekend that she would never put her family in a bad name.
She also said the relationship was not fake, and they were truly in love. Cardi B and Offset are married, and share a five-month-old daughter. Cardi B announced that they were splitting up last week.
(New Orleans, LA-AP) — New Orleans police are investigating a homicide that claimed a local rapper early Monday morning. Officers responded to a call around 1:30 a.m. outside of a Waffle House where they found a 34-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound.
The victim has been identified as Theodore Jones, also known as New Orleans rapper Young Greatness. Investigators are gathering evidence and information to find the person responsible for the shooting.