The ‘Hotline Bling’ hitmaker further ups his trolling by not only playfully dissing Joe, but also Pusha T who is known to have longstanding beefs with the ‘God’s Plan’ rapper.
AceShowbiz –Joe Budden hosted his annual summer pool party at his New Jersey home on Saturday, August 24. During the bash, the rapper-turned-podcast-host went on Instagram Live to share a sneak peek at his party which was only attended by who were lucky to get an invite.
Flexing his event on the broadcast, Joe was later joined the session by Drake who didn’t hesitate to playfully troll his onetime rival. The “Hotline Bling” hitmaker first left a comment demanding Rory. “We want Rory! We want Rory!” Drake wrote in the comment, prompting Joe to explain Rory and Drake’s love-hate relationship.
Drizzy didn’t stop there with his trolling. He went throwing some major shade by requesting the DJ to play Joe’s diss tracks. “I wanna see if they ring off,” he wrote, referring to “Making a Murderer, Pt. 1”, “Wake”, “Afraid” and “Just Because”. In response to the playful diss, Joe said, “That’s not nice, Drake.”
Drake further upped his trolling by not only playfully dissing Joe, but also Pusha T who is known to have longstanding beefs with the “God’s Plan” rapper. “Play ‘Story of Adidon’ right now and see if it rings off. I promise the only person that’s gonna know the words is Rob Markman,” he wrote, referencing to Genius’ Head of Artist Relations.
Rob apparently noticed the comment as he tweeted, “Of couse the Genius knows the lyrics.”
Back to the Live broadcast, another comment from Drake, meanwhile, read, ” ‘Pump It Up’ will send that Air BNB into a frenzy on God.” Joe replied with a laugh, “And you know it would, n***a. Don’t play. I’ll turn that s**t on. ‘Pump It Up’ birthed you n****s.”
Before ending his broadcast, Joe addressed Drake once and for all. “Don’t come in here and hurt my feelings,” he said. “My dog just died. My birthday is next week. I don’t have time for these shenanigans.”
Tulisa made a storming return to the stage at Manchester Pride with a defiant nod to her past drama.
The 30-year-old singer spent two years in self-imposed hiding, admitting that she'd moved to 'the middle of nowhere' to escape the public eye.
But the former X Factor judge embraced her return to the limelight as she stepped out at the annual LGBTQ+ festival clad in a pair of giant fluorescent shades and cut-out dungarees.
The N Dubz starlet performed to huge crowds in the city centre on Sunday night ahead of sets from Cheryl and headliner Ariana Grande .
Tulisa kicked off her set with Scream and Shout, released as a single by Will.I.Am and Britney spears in 2012.
It was a defiant move for Tulisa who previously claimed she'd written the No.1 song and had been planning to use it on her album The Female Boss.
Then in 2018 Tulisa successfully sued Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.I.Am and is now credited as a writer on the track.
Speaking about the controversy on Loose Women this year, Tulisa said: "I don’t feel bad blood about it. At the end of the day it’s not a move I would have done. But look at the success that he’s got out of it and off the back, I can’t complain, I’ve got a Number One hit in loads of countries around the world, so everyone won.”
The 'sassy' move did not go unnoticed by fans of the former X Factor judge.
"Tulisa taking back what’s hers by starting her set with Scream and Shout is what Pride is all about," said one.
The singer also delighted fans with some throwbacks to her early career as she performed hits from the NDubz back catalogue.
It's set to be an emotional night for music fans at Manchester Pride as US singer Ariana performs in the city only for the second time since the fatal terrorist attack at her concert in 2017.
She last took to the stage there for charity gig One Love Manchester, arranged to raise money for the victims of the tragic bombing.
22 people were killed on May 22 2017 and more than 50 reportedly injured after a bomb exploded in the foyer of Manchester Arena moments after Ariana had the left stage.
In June 2018 the Thank U Next singer said she was suffering from anxiety and 'signs of PTSD' a year after the attack.
“Yeah, it’s a real thing. I know those families and my fans, and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of it as well,” she told British Vogue.
“It’s hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss … I feel like I shouldn’t even be talking about my own experience – like I shouldn’t even say anything.
“I don’t think I’ll ever know how to talk about it and not cry.”
The Princess of R&B Aaliyah has been memorialized by Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, as they unveiled a wax figure of the late songstress on Wednesday with a little help from her brother Rashad Haughton.
“The team at Madame Tussauds welcomed a collaborative effort in choosing the pose and look of my sister’s figure. They made sure my mother and I were comfortable and supported through an amazing but understandably emotional process,” Haughton shared with Vibe.
Haughton is also the creator of “The Aliyah App,” which fans can use to share videos related to music, dance, art, makeup and much more.
Aaliyah’s figure, inspired by her iconic look in her 2000 music video for “Try Again,” is also the first to have an AR feature; fans can now use Haughton’s app to try out various makeup features on her face when they visit the figure.
“Aaliyah was ahead of her time in her career, why should her wax figure be any different? Her figure is the first to have an AR feature!” Haughton shared.
The Brooklyn-based singer rose to stardom at the mere age of 10 when she appeared on Rysher Entertainment’s “Star Search” and performed alongside Gladys Knight. She was tragically killed in a plane crash on August 25, 2001, at the age of 22.
A reality TV couple has actually gone the distance! Rachel Lindsay walked down the aisle with her The Bachelorette choice Bryan Abasolo in Mexico on Saturday, August 24, as PEOPLEwas first to report.
The beauty, 34, and her man, 39, glowed with love at a destination wedding at the Royalton Suites Cancún. “Rachel was the epitome of elegance and grace as she walked down the aisle towards Bryan. The ceremony was filled with so much joy, love and laughter,” wedding planner Michael Russo told PEOPLE. “As they exchanged their personal handwritten vows, you could feel the unbridled emotion and powerful connection between them.” The first African-American Bachelorettewas immediately dazzled by Bryan’s charm on the 2017 edition of the show. She even gave the Columbian-American chiropractor the “first impression rose.”
Bryan made the final three and proposed to Rachel on camera after her other suitors, Eric Bigger and Peter Kraus, got their walking papers on the ABC finale. Rachel recalled about Bryan asking for her hand, “I mean we’re in Spain, we’re on top of this castle. I’m standing in front of the man of my dreams, and now he’s about to get down on one knee. And so the moment he did it, it was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is happening!’I couldn’t do anything but scream. Like that’s all I could do, I was so happy.”
But the couple vowed to get to know each other out of the spotlight before getting married and it worked, as they tied the knot on Saturday. Guests in attendance included Bachelor alums including Kristina Schulman, Astrid Loch and Bibiana Julian. Rachel stunned her friends and family in a designer gown by designer Randi Rahm.
She had said about the wedding dress that it would be lightweight, airy and breathable because, “I want to be able to move around on the dance floor!” Rachel and Bryan, who live in Miami, had picked out their bands at jeweler Neil Lane’s in Los Angeles before the wedding. They decided not to have their ceremony televised.
“I started hearing horror stories about these TV weddings,” Rachel told PEOPLE. “I am very thankful that we don’t have one and that we’re doing it on our own. We don’t need TV. We don’t need to get paid. We’re doing this because this is what we want to do. And I think it has more meaning.”
Happy Birthday, Sofia Richie! On Aug. 24, the model and socialite celebrated her 21st year on Earth, ringing in the occasion with sweet treats and lavish presents.
As expected, Scott Disick was one of many people who showed up to Richie’s doorstep with gifts. But his might be the best one yet. Here’s what he got his girlfriend for her birthday.
Disick gave Richie a luxury car
Richie offered a glimpse of her gift in an Instagram Story shared on the morning of Aug. 24. The video shows her waking up to a brand new Aston Martin adorned with a big, red bow on top.
“Holy sh*t!!!!” she captioned a video of the black car, which has a pumpkin orange interior. “21.”
In another video, Richie said that Scott had earned the “best BF award.”
It’s unclear if these two will celebrate together. However, Richie does have at least some birthday plans. Later on Aug. 24, she posted an Instagram video showing herself, Kylie Jenner and a few other friends jetting off to an unknown location.
It seems like they’ve officially dated since September of 2017 when Disick for the first time ever posted some intimate pictures with Richie on Instagram. But the romance hasn’t been without its hiccups.
Several people, including Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian West, have expressed concern about the pair’s 16-year age difference. However, Disick has defended the relationship.
“This is the first time I’ve ever been with anybody different, but it’s been a really good thing for me,” Disick explained in a previous episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians (via Stylecaster). “ It’s definitely the first girl besides Kourtney [Kardashian] that was a real relationship…part of me is really happy that I’m able to care about somebody again.”
Sources say they’re talking marriage
Several insiders told Us Weekly on June 5 that things are so serious between Richie and Disick that “they have talked seriously about getting engaged.”
“It’s a real possibility,” one insider said. Another added, “As it is now, Sofia and Scott look at each other as life partners.
Despite the age gap, the two “are in a great place and stronger than ever,” said the second source.
While they’ve faced criticism from many members of the Kardashian family, a source said that Disick’s ex, Kourtney Kardashian, is on board with their potential engagement. The insider said Kourtney is “not only unbothered by the idea of them getting engaged,” but that “they’d [even] have her full support.”
Kourtney echoed those comments herself in a January appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. When asked to share her reaction to Disick and Richie’s potential engagement, she said, “Congratulations!”
Reality star Gemma Collins, 38, has been flooded with compliments on her Instagram profile as she shared a photo of herself to celebrate the success of her new podcast, The Gemma Collins Podcast.
The Only Way Is Essex beauty was told she looks “beautiful” and “amazing” by fans in the comment section of the snap after she revealed she’s lost a stone after coming down with a stomach bug.
Gemma, who's currently sunning it up in Saint-Tropez, France, posted the photo on her Instagram feed to celebrate the success of her recently-released BBC podcast which has hit number one in the charts.
In the snap, Gemma, also known as The GC, is wearing a white floral maxi skirt with a split down one side of the skirt.
Gemma looks radiant as she smiles at the camera as she points a finger to the sky. To celebrate her success, Gemma wrote in the caption: “Can’t contain my HAPPINESS NUMBER 1 PODCAST THANK YOU. [sic] ”
She then congratulated Real Housewives of Cheshire star’s Dawn Ward’s daughter Darby, 213, who just got engaged to businessman Michael Corrado Jackson at the hotel Gemma is staying at, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. “Congratulations on your engagement,” she said and added a ring emoji.
Gemma, who;s on the trip to celebrate Darby and Michael's engagement, added: “What a beautiful day very special and memories made forever.”
But fans couldn’t help but notice Gemma’s recent weight loss and took to the comments to compliment her on how “amazing” she looks in the photo. “How amaze does she look,” one fan said while another added: “You look beautiful!!”
A third wrote: “You look incredible!” And another said: “Looking great Gemma keep up the good work xx.”
This comes after the reality star who stars in her own show, Diva Forever, revealed she dropped a stone in weight a few days after coming down with a stomach flu called gastroenteritis.
Showing off her recent weight loss to her Instagram followers The GC posed in front of the camera and said: "Guys, I have never felt so slim in all my life. I have lost a stone and my clothes are hanging off of me.
“It's absolute madness. I have been sick for a week and I've got to say on this occasion it's the best thing that's ever happened to me because I am off to St Tropez."
Gemma has been on a mission to lose weight since she appeared on Dancing on Ice in January this year.
However, she shocked Good Morning Britain viewers when she revealed she had used injections to help her lose weight in the past.
Speaking about the jobs, Gemma said: “I've put a bit back on because I've been on holiday for weeks and weeks and weeks and I've totally been overindulging.
"But these things do work, before I went away I was taking it every day and I did lose two stone.
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"It's fantastic, but like everything, don't expect a miracle cure, you cannot inject a jab and then be eating burgers and chips and pizzas. You have to apply yourself."
Gemma’s on-off boyfriend James Argent, 31, is also on a pursuit to shed the pounds after revealing he’s the heaviest he’s ever been.
James, who revealed he weighed in at 24 soon earlier this month, is currently training to swim the English Channel with 10 other celebrities including Love Island’s Wes Nelson, 21, to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer.
Speaking to The Sun about his health checks in preparation for the charity swim as part of Channel 4’s Sink or Swim for Stand Up To Cancer, James said: “I’ve had check-ups. My heart’s OK, I have no signs of diabetes and my cholesterol is not too high.
“But I was weighed and I was the biggest I’d ever been — around 24 stone.
“I could become ill or die. The swim is an opportunity to sort my life out.”
Ever since James revealed his goal to swim the English Channel he revealed he’s been training twice a day.
In an Instagram post where he posed in trunks with Simon Webbe, 41, Wes Nelson and Ross Edgley, 33, Arg said: “ I’m losing weight & training twice a day to hopefully pass the assessment in order to take part! I’m giving it 110%.”
Arg also said he’s “praying” he passes the fitness assessment to take part in the charity swim and said he would “honestly be devastated” if he doesn’t pass after several weeks hard work and dedication.
Corri is seen in the season finale of ‘Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta’ busting the window out of the rapper’s Mercedes SUV after calling him a liar and a cheater.
AceShowbiz -The season finale of “Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta” was full of drama, such as that one scene where Bow Wow‘s then-fling Corri smashed his car window. This prompted some people to be concerned about her as they believed that she shouldn’t have gone that far for someone like Bow Wow, but Corri has since confessed that her act was just for storyline.
She responded to one person who said, “Girl you need help. You too cute to be making yourself looking crazy out here over a man who doesn’t even claim your corny a**.” Answering the Instagram user, she said, “Shut your weak a** up the reality shows are not real dumb a** lil girl.” When someone else asked, “Was tht scene real or fake bussing his window,” another told the user that the it’s “all staged. It would have been in the blogs & if it was I missed it…”
Corri then chimed in, “She know it’s scripted she just wanna have something to talk about and that’s why it was filmed to begin with.”
In the episode, Bow Wow made Corri mad for ignoring her texts and getting flirty with Angela Simmons at Shaniah’s party. This led her to confront the 32-year-old rapper when he was hanging out at the So So Def studio with his friends. She was not having it when Bow Wow tried to explain himself, so she went to her friend’s car, grabbed a crowbar and called Bow Wow a liar and a cheater.
Bow Wow insisted that the two of them are not together, but Corri didn’t believe it and busted the window out of his Mercedes SUV. The “Bounce with Me” rapper was visibly upset and was more than ready to attack her, but he was stopped by his friends before things got worse.
Apparently, P!nk walked right up to Ye and let him have it while Taylor and Beyonce were both in tears.
Who could forget the moment Kanye West hopped on stage to snag a microphone out of a 19-year-old Taylor Swift’s hand to give Beyonce the praise he felt she, and not the budding pop star, deserved for Best Female Video?
Those cringe-worthy 15 seconds — "I’mma letchu finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time!" — will go down in MTV Video Music Award history. But now, almost 10 years later, there’s apparently more to the story.
After chatting with journalists, MTV writers, producers, correspondents and executives who were present for the Sept. 13 you-know-what show, Billboard was able to make the safe assumption that Kanye was pretty near wasted that night. He was photographed carrying a Hennessy bottle on the red carpet as he stood with his arm around then-girlfriend Amber Rose.
"Holding the neck of that bottle and seeing the level of it go down and down in picture after picture, as he made it into the venue and kept drinking. That struck me," Jayson Rodriguez, former staff writer for MTV, told Billboard. Several other insiders echoed similar sentiments.
"I was walking around and I talked to Pete [Wentz] and he told me, ‘Man, Kanye is so drunk. Kanye came up to me inside Radio City and gave me his bottle of Hennessy, and he made me take a swig. The dude is so wasted,’" said James Montgomery, former senior correspondent/on-air talent for MTV News. "I remember seeing later photos of him with Amber Rose with the bottle in one hand, and a handful of her ass in the other."
Van Toffler, former president of Viacom Media Networks Music & Logo Group, explained that while Kanye was not scheduled to perform that night, he was given a front-row seat — though Jim Cantiello, former correspondent/producer for MTV News, says that wasn’t the original plan.
"Because we were always concerned about how everything looked on television, we didn’t want these big bulky bodyguards on camera, so we didn’t have security in the front of the talent section," Toffler said.
Cantiello added, "Days before I did a ‘seat card’ segment from Radio City, where I showed off where the celebs would be sitting on the big night. And Kanye’s seat card was several rows back, like in the eighth row. I cracked a joke like, ‘Jeeeez, who decided to put Kanye alllllll the way back here? Who did he piss off at MTV? He’s not gonna be happy about this. Somebody’s gonna get fired.’ And then the morning of the VMAs, the producers realized that they didn’t have enough men towards the front of the theater for cutaways. So at the eleventh hour, they moved Kanye up towards the front."
After a cold-open homage from Madonna and a tribute performance from Janet Jackson — both in honor of Michael Jackson, who had died not even three months before — the Kanye-Taylor thing happened.
"I vividly remember the cut-away of Beyonce half-smiling in disbelief and her mouth like, ‘Oh Kanye!’ It’s now a gif that is used in every comment ever in a Kanye story," Cantiello said. "I remember thinking, ‘This is just for female artist, not video of the year — why is he so bent out of shape about this?’"
The execs all recalled being just as stunned and numb as the audience and viewers at home were. They toggled with the idea of cutting Kanye’s mic but ultimately opted not to. After all, "the whole thing was less than a minute," and like 2009 VMA director Hamish Hamilton put it, it was "TV gold."
"There was a real dilemma in my mind as to whether you cut to Taylor," he explained. "The Beyonce reaction shot was important in my mind, then I thought about, ‘Do we cut to Taylor or not?’ And I said no. It was difficult to register where her head was at an in that moment, so I took the safe option not to cut to her. There was just so much going on and it was so noisy, so chaotic [in the truck]. It’s instinct and experience."
And just like that, Kanye became the evening’s most hated man — except for when "Wale made a remark about Kanye — ‘You can’t fault a man for speaking his mind’ — and people groaned and booed."
"The crowd in Radio City just turned on [Kanye] — people were booing and hissing," Montgomery recalled. "During the commercial break, he went back down to his seat and P!nk walked up to him and got in his face. I wasn’t close enough to hear the conversation, but she was pointing in his face and nodding her head back and forth, and giving him her two cents about how f–ked up this was and then stormed off. Then he was sitting there next to Amber Rose with his arm around her, and you could feel everyone in Radio City glaring at his back."
Rodriguez recalled getting instantly flooded with emails from reporters on the scene, giving him details like, "P!nk giving Kanye the middle finger."
"[Kanye] was kind of hunched over, and you could tell he could feel the weight of everyone’s stares," Montgomery said. "Within the next 5-10 minutes, he was ushered out of his seat and I followed behind him … Kanye was very upset about this, and he was kind of shocked that he was being asked to leave. I just remember it being a very chaotic moment where everyone was [going], ‘Is this really happening?’ and everyone being very angry."
Meanwhile, Toffler walked backstage, "and sure enough there is Beyonce and her dad, and she is crying. She was like, ‘I didn’t know this was going to happen, I feel so bad for her.’ And that’s when it started to click in my head, and maybe hers, about potentially having the whole arc play out in that one night."
"I think perhaps for the only time in history at the VMAs — we knew who was going to win the awards, we had a plan for it [but did not tell the artists ahead of time] — at some point I let her know that she was probably going to be up on the podium at the end of the show for an award," he said. "And wouldn’t it be nice to have Taylor come up and have her moment then? I had to indicate to her that she needed to stay, and perhaps this is a way to have this come full circle and let [Taylor] have her moment. I would normally not say anything, but I had two crying artists."
Taylor was set to perform shortly after the debacle. She was crying, her mom was crying, it was pure panic for former senior vice president of production at MTV, Jonathan Mussman, who was tasked with getting Swift prepped for stage. "Thank God she’s a real pro," he said. "She did an amazing performance."
"It was not easy [to get Kanye to leave]," Toffler recalled. "But after [Swift’s] performance, I had to go back to Taylor and Scott [Borchetta] and her mom and say, ‘This is what could potentially happen at the end of the evening and you can have your moment to do your speech.’ There was a lot of begging, but fortunately she agreed to stay, and Beyonce agreed to do a wonderfully gracious thing. So the Shakespearean arc played out over the course of the evening."
Footage of Kanye bum-rushing the stage as Swift accepted the award for "You Belong With Me" has been scrubbed from MTV’s archives but is still available in bootleg versions on YouTube. For your convenience — and to get you ready for Monday’s 2019 VMAs — we’ve dropped one of those versions below.
Miley Cyrus is going to keep all of the animals she shares with estranged husband Liam Hemsworth.
The stars don’t have any children but they are the parents of 15 animals, which Cyrus will retain custody of, TMZ reported. Cyrus, 26, gave most of the animals — seven dogs, two horses, two mini horses, three cats and a pig— a home when she adopted them, and Hemsworth reportedly wants to honor that arrangement.
Hemsworth, 29, filed for divorce from Cyrus this week after less than one year of marriage. She’s moved on with Kaitlynn Carter, which spurred many cheating rumors after they were photographed kissing in Italy, though Cyrus shot them down this week.
“But the truth is, once Liam & I reconciled, I meant it, & I was committed,” she said on social media. “There are NO secrets to uncover here. I’ve learned from every experience in my life. I’m not perfect, I don’t want to be, it’s boring. I’ve grown up in front of you, but the bottom line is, I HAVE GROWN UP.”
“I can admit to a lot of things but I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating. Liam and I have been together for a decade. I’ve said it before & it remains true, I love Liam and always will. BUT at this point I had to make a healthy decision for myself to leave a previous life behind. I am the healthiest and happiest I have been in a long time. You can say I am a twerking, pot-smoking , foul-mouthed hillbilly but I am not a liar.”
Kay so Taylor Swift’s new album Lover just dropped after being leaked yesterday, and the time has come to *rolls up sleeves, takes deep breath* analyze her lyrics. Every song on this album is worthy of a deep dive, but fans are especially 👀 at “I Forgot That You Existed” which is clearly the shadiest item on the list based on the title alone.
The song begins like so:
“How many days did I spend thinking ‘Bout how you did me wrong, wrong, wrong? Lived in the shade you were throwing ‘Til all of my sunshine was gone, gone, gone And I couldn’t get away from ya In my feelings more than Drake, so yeah Your name on my lips, tongue-tied Free rent, living in my mind”
And honestly this could be about a million people who slighted Tay-Tay, but fans are convinced it’s about her ex Calvin Harris:
she literally didn’t write one song about calvin and then went ya know what i’ll give you one and named it I forgot that you existed pic.twitter.com/liDJFj3dTA
why do i feel like i forgot that you existed is about calvin klein
THE ONLY SONGS CALVIN GOT WERE I DID SOMETHING BAD AND I FORGOT THAT YOU EXISTED LMFAO SUCKS TO BE HIM DSFLKJSDFLJK
Apparently “I Forgot That You Existed” is about Calvin Harris & was supposed to be on reputation but it didn’t make the cut bc she wrote it so late… bc ya know… she forgot that he existed #Lover
Calvin Harris when he hears “I Forgot That You Existed” pic.twitter.com/v3KJzDN8Kh
not at how y’all are saying that i forgot that you existed is about calvin and the whole time i just assumed it was about karlie bc i genuinely forgot about calvin
Am I the only one thinking that the lyric “your name on my lips” in I Forgot That You Existed it’s a reference to a Calvin Klein lipstick 👀 #Lover #LoverOutNow
I FORGOT THAT YOU EXISTED IS THE SONF CALVIN HARRIS DESERVES
is “i forgot that you existed” about calvin harris lmfao because same
Of course some people think Taylor is having the last word in her ongoing feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West:
“I FORGOT THAT YOU EXISTED” mmmmm hello KANYE AND KIM HOW ARE YOU HONEY
I forgot that you existed is about Kanye West! The shade! I love her!
And some are just confused:
i forgot that you existed. what are we thinking. kanye? calvin?
is I forgot that you existed about calvin or kanye let’s discuss swifties
Honestly, either way let’s just all agree that these lyrics are a shady mood:
“I forgot that you existed And I thought that it would kill me, but it didn’t And it was so nice So peaceful and quiet I forgot that you existed It isn’t love, it isn’t hate, it’s just indifference I forgot that you.”