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Nick Cannon Says ViacomCBS Finessed Him Out Of ‘Wild ‘N Out’ Ownership, Diddy Offers Lifeline

Source: LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 27: Nick Cannon attends the VMA after party hosted by Republic Records and Cadillac at TAO restaurant at the Dream Hotel on August 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Republic Records) In case you haven’t heard, Nick Cannon got himself fired from ViacomCBS after he dropped some anti-Semitic commentary during his Cannon Class series. To add insult to the struggle, the mogul revealed that he isn’t even the owner of the Wild ‘N Out franchise he created. How? According to Cannon, Viacom told him one thing, but ultimately kept the rights to the money-earning franchise all to themselves. In a statement addressing his firing that he shared on Facebook, Cannon revealed that he had been essentially “swindled.” ” I created a b...

Drake Goes To Barbados To Shoot Some Hoops, Rihanna Still Not Impressed

Source: Rick Madonik / Getty We know Drake might still be trying to woo Rihanna back in his life but going all the way to her home country just to play basketball is ridiculous. Okay, maybe that wasn’t his true intention but his presence at the Caribbean island caused quite a stir as he and a few of his friends balled out on the basketball court. TMZ is reporting that the 6 God took a private jumbo jet down to Riri’s neck of the woods where he shot some hoops and even posed with some of the fans in attendance once they began clamoring for his love. Champagne Papi slipped on some Nike gear — sneakers, socks, shorts, jersey, headband — and showed off his sweet jump shot … but as the crowd continued growing, Drake paused the game and donned a face mask while snapping pics with locals. We’re n...

“Cakeaholic” Dame Dash Hit With Default Judgement After Failing To Respond To Lawyer’s Federal Defamation Case

Source: Stefanie Keenan / Getty Cakeaholic and former music mogul Dame Dash is probably regretting he ignored this case. BOSSIP is exclusively reporting that a judge slapped Dash with a default judgment after ignoring and failing to respond to a lawyer’s defamation case against him. Per BOSSIP: “Last week, the federal court in Massachusetts issued a default judgment against Dash in attorney Christopher Brown in his assault, libel, and slander case against the Poppington CEO. Brown alleged Dash and his companies defamed him in multiple states.” Dash, who co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records with his former buddy JAY-Z has made numerous public claims about Brown, including how bad his breath is, his taste in clothing, and accusing Brown of conspiring against him to “rob him.” Brown also just happe...

Tef Poe Talks Black Men Build, Activism, Becoming Better Partners Of Black Women, & More

Source: Anadolu Agency / Getty Tef Poe might be best known to the masses as a passionate and devoted activist in the wake of the Ferguson protests just outside his native St. Louis. The rapper, activist, and educator is one of the founding members of Black Men Build, a new initiative that aims to challenge Black men to use their collective power for the betterment of their communities via tangible, less performative means. Tef Poe, along with co-founders Phillip Agnew and Steven Pargett, formed Black Men Build to address the severe rift between Black men across the nation and to galvanize them under a firm banner that will fortify existing and like-minded ideological shifts. In our brief chat with Poe, we learned that he and his colleagues are framing BMB as a ground-up organization that w...

DJ Cuppy – Jollof On The Jet ft. Rema & Rayvanny

Check out this brand new jam from DJ Cuppy – Jollof On The Jet ft. Rema & Rayvanny out now! Popular disc jockey, DJ Cuppy drops ‘Jollof On The Jet’ her latest song off her forthcoming album. The new track has two amazing featured artistes, Rema from Nigeria and Tanzanian Rayvanny. ‘Jollof On The Jet’ is take  off DJ Cuppy‘s ‘Original Copy’ album that is coming in the next couple of weeks. She shared a snippet of her new tune with fans as they continue to anticipate the full track. Listen to DJ Cuppy – Jollof On The Jet ft. Rema & Rayvanny below. Share this: You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beautiful people, chat and make money in the process. Earn re...

Pleasure or Pain? The Choice Is Yours With This New Interactive Video From Bob Moses & Zhu

Pleasure and pain are both common side effects of desire, with this trifecta of emotions broken down in colorful contrast via “Desire,” a new collaborative single and video from Bob Moses and Zhu. The song is a darkly vibey homage to lust and love, with its video allowing viewers to choose their own adventure in amore by pushing “pleasure” and “pain” buttons. These buttons change the colors of the video from red to blue, turn beating hearts into burning fires, transform an embracing couple into a solo figure in free-fall, make images of Bob Moses appear and disappear throughout the animated cityscape and create other effects.The clip was directed by Owen Brown of  the creative agency CTRL5. “Desire” is the title track and lead single fro...

Anita ‘Lady A’ White Makes Her Case as a Black Female Independent Artist: ‘Sometimes All We Have Is Our Name’

Anita “Lady A” White spelled out her stage name squabble with country trio Lady A, formerly known as Lady Antebellum, in an interview with ABC News Live Prime yesterday (July 14). “I have built this name for decades before they were born, and I’ve been building it,” the 61-year-old singer argued as part of her case during the TV segment. She later compared the “grind” of independent musicians to BIPOC, or Black, Indigenous people of color, saying “Sometimes all we have is our name. We don’t want to have that taken from us. Our culture gets taken, our music gets taken. This is more important for those that come behind me.” In June, the country trio (Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and David Haywood) announced on&n...

Tournament of Roses Parade Canceled for the First Time Since World War II

COVID-19 has been merciless in upsetting plans, showing no respect for tradition or history. You probably watched at least a few minutes of the Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1. Even if you didn’t, it was nice to know it was there, with its colorful floats, snazzily-attired equestrians and high school marching bands—a pleasant tradition that dates back to Jan. 1, 1890. If it’s all kind of corny and old-fashioned, that’s part of its charm, as people ease into a new year. You’re going to have to ease into the new year on your own on Jan. 1, 2021. The Rose Parade –as most people call it–will not take place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, disappointed parade officials announced on July 15. It will be the first time the parade has not marched down Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, C...

REVOLT TV CEO Roma Khanna Stepping Down After Three Years

Colin McIntosh and Detavio Samuels will step in as co-heads. Roma Khanna, CEO of Sean “Diddy” Combs’ REVOLT TV, is stepping down from her role at the cable network after nearly three years on the job. Going forward, she will serve as an advisor to REVOLT TV’s senior team and shareholders. With Khanna departing, REVOLT TV executive vp and head of finance & operations Colin McIntosh and COO and head of content Detavio Samuels will step in as co-heads, taking over day-to-day leadership of the company. Both will report to Combs Enterprises COO Tarik Brooks. Named CEO in September 2017, Khanna has launched such programing as State of the Culture and REVOLT Black News, in addition to the multi-city, multi-platform REVOLT Summit x AT&T. Under her tenure, REVOLT has also grown its distribu...

Jimmy Buffett Says Fans Still Tailgating for Quarantine Shows

Kyle Meredith With… Jimmy Buffett Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | Radio Public Jimmy Buffett sits down with Kyle Meredith to talk about Life On the Flip Side, an album that found the legendary performer at No. 2 on the album charts behind Lady Gaga. Buffett discusses balancing heavy subjects with humor in his songs, the influence of Bob Marley, how the melting pot of the Gulf area plays such a big role in his work, and the importance of music as a part of social change. The Margaritaville author also speaks about writing about royalty checks in a new track, playing live stream shows for front line workers and how fans are still tailgating for the quarantine performances. Kyle Meredith With… is an intervi...

Ho99o9 Unleash Grand Theft Auto-Style Music Video for New Song “Pigs Want Me Dead”: Watch

Industrial hip-hop act Ho99o9 (pronounced “horror”) have shared the music video for their brutal new single, “Pigs Want Me Dead”. The video was ostensibly made with Grand Theft Auto V and features the voice of comedian Eric Andre during the opening disclaimer. To be expected from a GTA-style video, it’s total carnage — like when your little cousin takes the controller and blows everything up instead of playing the actual missions. As the song title implies, Ho99o9’s avatar takes a particular interest in the rampant destruction of police property. As Andre warns in his voiceover, it’s chock-full of violence and explicit language, so viewer discretion is advised. Director Tyler Bradberry is behind the video, which is very timely given the current state of turmoil in the United States surroun...

Cults Announce New Album Host, Share “Trials”: Stream

Beloved indie pop duo Cults have announced their fourth album, Host. The record is due out later this summer on September 18th via Sinderlyn. According to a press statement, the follow-up to 2017’s Offering is said to be about the sinister dynamics of a parasitic relationship, and the catharsis that comes with achieving freedom and self-reliance. For multi-instrumentalist/singer Madeline Follin, in many ways the new album represents a form of liberation, as it’s her first to serve as primary songwriter. “In the past, I’d never brought my own music to the table because I was just too shy,” Follin explains. This time around, Follin did pitch her material, and once her bandmate Brian Oblivion and their producer Shane Stoneback heard what she had written, they were “floored”. Cults’ entire sou...