Her Source – The Source http://thesource.com Latest in Hip Hop, Entertainment, Sports and Film Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:09:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Stevie Wonder Visited Aretha Franklin Before She Passed Away http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/stevie-wonder-visited-aretha-franklin-before-she-passed-away/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/stevie-wonder-visited-aretha-franklin-before-she-passed-away/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:41:37 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460024 Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson are among those who were the last people to visit the seriously ill artist Aretha Franklin, who passed away today at age 6. Her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn released a family statement to the Associated Press that she died Thursday at 9:50 a.m. “Franklin’s official cause of death was due to […]

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Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson are among those who were the last people to visit the seriously ill artist Aretha Franklin, who passed away today at age 6.

Her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn released a family statement to the Associated Press that she died Thursday at 9:50 a.m.

“Franklin’s official cause of death was due to advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin’s oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute,” the statement read.

“In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family,” the family shared.

Her nephew Tim Franklin said at the end of the week she was “alert, talking, laughing, joking” and that relatives were “trying to keep her spirits up and go from there … We believe she’ll pull through it, she believes she will pull through it, and that’s the important thing.”

Her ex Glynn Turman and Stevie Wonder visited the singer on Tuesday at her Detroit home. Franklin recorded an adaptation of Stevie Wonder’s tune Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) in 1973. Jackson is required to visit her on Wednesday.

News of Franklin’s sickly wellbeing has provoked a flood of help. Even Bill Clinton, who had the soul legend perform at his 1993 inauguration gala, urged his Twitter followers to “lift her up by listening and sharing her songs that have meant the most to you.”

 

 

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Lil Kim’s ‘Hard Core’ and ‘Notorious K.I.M’ Are Re-Charting Amid Nicki Minaj’s ‘Queen’ Release http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/lil-kims-hard-core-and-notorious-k-i-m-are-re-charting-amid-nicki-minajs-queen-release/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/lil-kims-hard-core-and-notorious-k-i-m-are-re-charting-amid-nicki-minajs-queen-release/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:21:23 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459950 Fresh off the release of her latest single, “Nasty One,” rap icon Lil Kim found her way back on the charts. Both Hard Core and Notorious K.I.M. are charting again, Hard Core re-appearing back at the No. 6 spot of top Hip Hop/Rap albums on iTunes. Unmistakably, Kim fever is blending, as confirm by Stefflon […]

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Fresh off the release of her latest single, “Nasty One,” rap icon Lil Kim found her way back on the charts. Both Hard Core and Notorious K.I.M. are charting again, Hard Core re-appearing back at the No. 6 spot of top Hip Hop/Rap albums on iTunes. Unmistakably, Kim fever is blending, as confirm by Stefflon Don’s latest album cover, and everyone is trying to figure out who’s the “queen” right now.

“THIS IS UNBELIEVABLY INSANE!!!,” writes Kim, taking to Instagram to share the news. “My 2 little babies Hard Core and Notorious K.I.M. are re-charting and running the victory lap!! Thank you to everyone for the support!!” What’s even more impressive is these projects came out in 1996 and 2000, respectively, and the oldest one is in the top 10 spot in 2018. This could be due to the fact that Nicki Minaj paid homage to Notorious B.I .G on her latest album Queen by re-doing his “Dreams,” which Kim re-did on her Hard Core album.

It’s always nice when people are interested in Hip Hop during its glory days, hopefully, other classics would come to make a victory lap.

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HERSource Feature: Up Close and Personal With The ‘Sister Circle TV’ Hosts http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/hersource-feature-up-close-and-personal-with-the-sister-circle-tv-hosts/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/hersource-feature-up-close-and-personal-with-the-sister-circle-tv-hosts/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:04:35 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459290 What do you get when you put four successful ladies on a panel; each with their own distinctive style and personality? Pure magic. TEGNA certainly hit the jackpot with this goldmine, Sister Circle TV, broadcasting daily on TV One. The four ladies, handpicked by creator Helen Swenson, includes Syleena Johnson, Rashan Ali, Kiana Dancie and […]

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What do you get when you put four successful ladies on a panel; each with their own distinctive style and personality? Pure magic. TEGNA certainly hit the jackpot with this goldmine, Sister Circle TV, broadcasting daily on TV One. The four ladies, handpicked by creator Helen Swenson, includes Syleena Johnson, Rashan Ali, Kiana Dancie and Quad Webb-Lunceford, unapologetic-ally talk all things trendy, lifestyle and entertainment.

Don’t compare Sister Circle to any other daytime talk show, for it stands alone in its own lane. A panel of minority women from different walks of life; sports media, reality television, comedy and music, a once neglected demographic has found it’s mirror. A long-overdue reflection of those who look like them, addressing issues that affect them and their community.

HERSource caught up with the ladies as the ladies got candid about friendship, regrets, advice to women, how they balance booming careers and families in a super fun group interview.

Check it out!

HERSource caught up with each lady individually, where you can check out their separate interviews:

Click here for Syleena Johnson’s feature.

Click here for Kiana Dancie’s feature.

Click here for Quad Webb-Lunceford feature.

Click here for Rashan Ali feature.

Check out “Sister Circle” on TV One. The show also airs on select stations around the US (check local listings!)

Special thanks to Ellen Booth, Helen Swenson, Deborah Raptis, Tristan Trenkle! 

 

Videography credit: Juan Anthony Images

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Nicki Minaj Adds Tekashi 6ix9ine Collaboration, ‘FEFE’ to ‘Queen’ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/nicki-minaj-fefe-queen/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/nicki-minaj-fefe-queen/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:30:15 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459762 After Kanye West promised that “Ima fix wolves” after The Life of Pablo was released, updating an album after it dropped has become a common practice in Hip Hop. Nicki Minaj announced that she was going to fix the introduction to her album but considering that she already released the visuals, it may stay as […]

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After Kanye West promised that “Ima fix wolves” after The Life of Pablo was released, updating an album after it dropped has become a common practice in Hip Hop. Nicki Minaj announced that she was going to fix the introduction to her album but considering that she already released the visuals, it may stay as it is. She also mentioned including A Future feature.

“Just listened to #GangaBurns after a long day & realized that I hate how low I made the hook,” she tweeted. “Gotta get it swapped out. That’s like my fave song & I can’t let it go out like that. Plus I was so sleep deprived I wrote burns instead of burn when they were stressing me 4 tracklist.”

Minaj has included her “FEFE” collaboration with 6ix9ine to Queen. The tune—initially a 6ix9ine single including Nicki—first appeared in the collection’s tracklist on TIDAL Tuesday night and has since been added to Spotify and the “bonus version” of Queen on Apple Music.

“We added ‘FEFE,’” Minaj told the CRWN audience during her interview with TIDAL’s Elliott Wilson on Tuesday. “Shout-out to my baby Tekashi. I love him. Because of streaming, we can update the albums.”

Including a song that debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 gives the collection a hit and could help with album sales. As of Tuesday, “FEFE” stays in the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and keeps the stream counts keep increasing.

Hits Daily Double initially reported that Queen was projected to move between 135,000 to 150,000 units in its first week. That has since increased to 145,000 to 155,000 units. On the off chance that those numbers are accurate, this album will mark Nicki’s lowest opening in her career. Pink Friday counted 375,000 in the primary week, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded moved 253,000 units, and The Pinkprint piled on 244,000.

On her Queen standout track, “Barbie Dreams,” Minaj playfully teased the Brooklyn rapper with the following line: “Tekashi need a ménage, I said ‘Treyway’/Curved him and went the Kim and Kanye way.”

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Remy Ma Partners With VIM Vixen For Women’s Fall Fashion Collection http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/remy-ma-partners-with-vim-vixen-for-womens-fall-fashion-collection/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/remy-ma-partners-with-vim-vixen-for-womens-fall-fashion-collection/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:20:14 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459737 VIM Vixen, the go-to online store for fashionable women’s clothing & shoes has teamed up with Multi-Platinum recording artist Remy Ma to unveil the Remy Ma by Vim Vixen collection set to release Fall 2018. “I’m really excited about this collection with VIM Vixen, not only because it has my name on it and the […]

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VIM Vixen, the go-to online store for fashionable women’s clothing & shoes has teamed up with Multi-Platinum recording artist Remy Ma to unveil the Remy Ma by Vim Vixen collection set to release Fall 2018.

“I’m really excited about this collection with VIM Vixen, not only because it has my name on it and the clothing is fly but because of what it stands for,” states the “All The Way Up” rapper preparing for the release of her sophomore album 7 Winters and 6 Summers.

“V.I.M is a NY born brand, created initially for the people of NY, reflecting the swag that organically came from there – just like me. Now they’re spreading that throughout the world with ShopVimVixen.com and the new Remy Ma by Vim Vixen collection.”

“Whether walking down the streets of her hometown The Bronx or strolling the Red Carpet, Remy has an amazing style and versatility to dress for any occasion,” says V.I.M Director of Marketing & Advertising Michael LaSalle. “With her continued success in music, Remy Ma is expanding her brand by partnering with Vim Vixen to bring her signature fashion line to life.”

In addition to the release of this collection, proceeds of the sales will be donated to the Remy Ma Foundation, her charitable organization which provide opportunities and resources to enhance the lives of women who have experienced incarceration.

“I’m proud of this collaboration because it stands up for all women – especially women like me. The ones released from the prison system with a second chance but no start over point,” Remy Ma states. “For the ones who were never given any chances in life, but still make a way, every day. This is for you! It will provide a network that plugs women directly into their system of support, encouragement to keep going, to keep dreaming, to keep fighting for yourselves and your families and to keep loving your flaws and imperfections because that’s your magic.”

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Demi Lovato’s Alleged Dealer was Arrested for Guns and Drugs Months Before her OD http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/demi-lovatos-dealer-arrested/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/demi-lovatos-dealer-arrested/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:44:51 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459691 The man who appeared at Demi Lovato’s home and supposedly smoked drugs with her hours prior to her OD is no stranger to the law. He was arrested a month before he was connected to the singer in this incident. Brandon Johnson got locked up in March with drugs, guns, and money. At the point when […]

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The man who appeared at Demi Lovato’s home and supposedly smoked drugs with her hours prior to her OD is no stranger to the law. He was arrested a month before he was connected to the singer in this incident.

Brandon Johnson got locked up in March with drugs, guns, and money. At the point when cops lifted him up in North Hollywood, he purportedly had opiates, a completely stacked self-loader handgun and $10k in his pocket, as per reports.

Officers at that point looked through Johnson’s home and say they found more firearms, drugs, and ammunition. He was likewise arrested in June and accused of DUI and ownership of cocaine.

Demi had reportedly been in contact with Johnson since April, and sources say he had provided her with drugs. Johnson is also allegedly the man Demi messaged to come over at 4 AM the morning she overdosed in the wake of freebasing Oxycodone possibly bound with fentanyl.

A source associated with Brandon discloses to us he’s been telling companions he and Demi have had a “romantic relationship.” He also denies dealing her the drugs that led to her overdose.

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Taraji P. Henson Stars in Trailer for ‘What Men Want’ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/taraji-what-men-want/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/taraji-what-men-want/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:00:42 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459661 Taraji P. Henson is gracing the big screen yet again with her new movie, What Men Want. The trailer just dropped today, August 14th, and it has “women empowerment” written all over it. So grab your girls and some wine because this is about to get hilarious if you’re into the boss lady type of […]

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Taraji P. Henson is gracing the big screen yet again with her new movie, What Men Want. The trailer just dropped today, August 14th, and it has “women empowerment” written all over it. So grab your girls and some wine because this is about to get hilarious if you’re into the boss lady type of thing.

Henson plays the part of a woman working in a corporate office filled with an arrogant man who feels as though they are superior to her just because she doesn’t connect well with them. She then goes and sees a psychic who advises her to drink this dirt smelling concoction. She hesitantly drinks it, not knowing it was going to give her powers to read the minds of men.

Peep the trailer below:

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Queen Latifah is Set to Host ‘Black Girls Rock!’ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/queen-latifah-black-girls-rock/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/queen-latifah-black-girls-rock/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:00:42 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459655 Queen Latifah is nothing short of amazing and she continues to prove why she is such an influential figure to young girls and women everywhere. The MC will be hosting Black Girls Rock! on August 26th at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, located in her hometown, Newark. The Center will have the honor of […]

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Queen Latifah is nothing short of amazing and she continues to prove why she is such an influential figure to young girls and women everywhere. The MC will be hosting Black Girls Rock! on August 26th at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, located in her hometown, Newark.

The Center will have the honor of hosting a very important guest list of black queens that reign in their industry and career. Back in 2013, Latifah was honored alongside Patti LaBelle and Venus Williams. She expressed her excitement to be a part of such an empowering event especially with it taking place in her own city.

“I’m happy it’s happening in Newark. I was born here, and I always try to come home, to let everyone know in Newark, Irvington, East Orange, Jersey City, that we can dream, and we can make those dreams reality,” Queen Latifah said.

When it came to who was chosen to represent the event this year, CEO Beverly Bond had a few words regarding her decision.

“Queen Latifah is the epitome of black excellence, hip hop royalty, and black girl magic! She has been a longtime supporter of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! and has been honored at both our televised and pre-televised shows. I’m so thrilled to welcome her back to the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! stage as host.”

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Nicki Minaj Adds Stephen Colbert to Famed ‘Barbie Dreams’ List With Erotic Bars http://thesource.com/2018/08/14/nicki-minaj-stephen-colbert/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/14/nicki-minaj-stephen-colbert/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:28:25 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459583 Thanks to a surge of rousing lyrics, Nicki Minaj is leaving some people in permanent hype mode. In lieu of her New York City promo run for her new album Queen, Minaj stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to delve into talks about her new album and ended up dropping a freestyle, adding the […]

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Thanks to a surge of rousing lyrics, Nicki Minaj is leaving some people in permanent hype mode. In lieu of her New York City promo run for her new album Queen, Minaj stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to delve into talks about her new album and ended up dropping a freestyle, adding the CBS talk show host to the famed list on her hit single, “Barbie Dreams.”

Colbert decided to chime in on the trendy “Barbie Dreams,” where the “Chun-Li” rapper throws horseplay shots at a glut of over 13 rappers including her ex-boyfriend Meek Mill, Drake, Lil Wayne, and 6ix9ine about all of their failed attempts at friendly relations. He jokingly asked why he wasn’t featured on what he cites as the “comprehensive” list instead of getting a boring explanation, Minaj hit the host with a set of erotic bars officially adding him to the famed list.

“I might [bleep] Stephen after the show/He gon’ come back to work with a magical glow.” Colbert was distinctly amazed by Nicki’s delivery and she decided to take advantage of his awe by adding a hot final touch: “But when you see us [bleep] please don’t stare/Just address me as Queen Nicki Colbert.”

After displaying how he simply couldn’t help himself, Colbert gave Nicki her kudos and bantered about the aftermath of the “Barbie Dreams” update. “It’s all downhill from here.”

Watch Nicki Minaj’s hilarious visit to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, below.

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Rihanna’s Los Angeles Home Swarmed By Police http://thesource.com/2018/08/14/rihannas-los-angeles-home-swarmed-by-police/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/14/rihannas-los-angeles-home-swarmed-by-police/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:16:20 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459585 Even though Rihanna has had the police called to her home a lot in the recent past, this time it was only a false alarm. TMZ reported and provided video footage of the LAPD swarming the “Umbrella” singer’s home, with several cop cars and even a helicopter flying overhead, but it all turned out to […]

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Even though Rihanna has had the police called to her home a lot in the recent past, this time it was only a false alarm.

TMZ reported and provided video footage of the LAPD swarming the “Umbrella” singer’s home, with several cop cars and even a helicopter flying overhead, but it all turned out to be over a faulty alarm system.

Rihanna wasn’t home at the time of the alarm trip, but the heavy police presence came because of the Bajan-born songstress’ history with unwanted intruders.

In May, a man was charged with felony stalking and burglary after he broke into Rihanna’s home and spent the night. The creep actually admitted to the police that he was there to have sex with the sultry singer.

Rihanna has just that Donald Glover will be performing at her upcoming Diamond Ball next month, with Issa Rae serving as the event’s host.

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Cardi B’s ‘I Do,’ ‘Ring,’ and ‘Drip’ From ‘Invasion of Privacy’ Goes Gold http://thesource.com/2018/08/14/cardi-b-features-gold/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/14/cardi-b-features-gold/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:44:37 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459515 Cardi B is out here minding her business, enjoying motherhood and simultaneously raking in Ws. Although she had to back out of Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic Tour and her set at the ONEMusic Fest, her debut album reached another milestone that she can only be grateful about. “I Do” featuring SZA, “Ring” featuring Kehlani, and […]

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Cardi B is out here minding her business, enjoying motherhood and simultaneously raking in Ws.

Although she had to back out of Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic Tour and her set at the ONEMusic Fest, her debut album reached another milestone that she can only be grateful about.

“I Do” featuring SZA, “Ring” featuring Kehlani, and “Drip” featuring Migos all went certified gold as per the RIAA.

Congrats @iamcardib 🏅🏅

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In other Cardi related news, the Bronx native got dragged in the middle of a heated feud between DJ Self and Nicki Minaj, after the Queen of Rap alleges that Self was talking smack about Bardi behind her back. The “Bodak Yellow” didn’t respond, but it won’t be a surprise considering the rocky history between her and the Power 105.1 DJ.

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Aretha Franklin is Reportedly ‘Alert’ and Resting at Home http://thesource.com/2018/08/14/aretha-franklin-home/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/14/aretha-franklin-home/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:18:06 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459511 Aretha Franklin is reportedly home and “alert,” surrounded by family and friends amid reports of her being “gravely ill” due to cancer. Tim Franklin confirmed the 76-year-old legend’s status to People magazine after the soul singer’s family was “asking for prayers and privacy.” “She’s alert, laughing, teasing, able to recognize people,” Tim Franklin revealed. “Family is […]

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Aretha Franklin is reportedly home and “alert,” surrounded by family and friends amid reports of her being “gravely ill” due to cancer.

Tim Franklin confirmed the 76-year-old legend’s status to People magazine after the soul singer’s family was “asking for prayers and privacy.”

“She’s alert, laughing, teasing, able to recognize people,” Tim Franklin revealed. “Family is there with her. She’s home. I saw her a week ago Friday and we talked for about 45 minutes to an hour. My brother was there on Saturday and she was alert, talking, laughing, joking.”

A friend also confirmed to the magazine that the 18-time Grammy winner has “been ill for a long time” and that loved ones have reportedly been warned that “death is imminent.”

The family is reportedly hopeful that her health would turn around for the good. Tim says the family is “trying to keep her spirits up and go from there.”

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Nicki Minaj Says Safaree Was Paying Prostitutes While They Were Together http://thesource.com/2018/08/14/nicki-minaj-safaree-prostitution/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/14/nicki-minaj-safaree-prostitution/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:15:35 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459492 Nicki Minaj and DJ Funk Flex buried the hatchet in a recent interview on Hot 97 during her press run for Queen. “Do you feel I was attacking you?” asked Flex at the beginning of the interview with Chun-Li. “I was being opinionated about your music, I’ve always been a fan of your music.” Nicki […]

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Nicki Minaj and DJ Funk Flex buried the hatchet in a recent interview on Hot 97 during her press run for Queen.

“Do you feel I was attacking you?” asked Flex at the beginning of the interview with Chun-Li. “I was being opinionated about your music, I’ve always been a fan of your music.” Nicki believes that when people have problems with her, she thinks it’s more personal and not an issue with her music.

She definitely did not hold back. She shared some unknown stories about Young Money and Lil Wayne and re-iterated that she always writes her own raps and wants you to respect her pen.

The conversation about her pen game came about because Flex noted that her ex-boyfriend Safaree was doubling back on his claims that he wrote for her. Nicki went on a mini rant and ended up spilling tea saying that he was paying prostitutes and stealing their credit cards.

Check out the full interview above

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Beyoncé and JAY-Z Dedicate OTRII Tour Detroit Stop to Aretha Franklin http://thesource.com/2018/08/14/beyonce-jay-z-aretha-franklin/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/14/beyonce-jay-z-aretha-franklin/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:09:26 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459409 Ailing soul legend, Aretha Franklin, was in many people’s thoughts during the Detroit stop of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On The Run II visit on Monday night. Opening act, DJ Khaled whipped the packed crowd at Ford Field in Franklin’s hometown into a craze by playing her famous track “Regard.” Hours earlier, reports surfaced saying the […]

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Ailing soul legend, Aretha Franklin, was in many people’s thoughts during the Detroit stop of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On The Run II visit on Monday night.

Opening act, DJ Khaled whipped the packed crowd at Ford Field in Franklin’s hometown into a craze by playing her famous track “Regard.” Hours earlier, reports surfaced saying the 76-year-old Queen of Soul was “gravely ill.”

Beyoncé devoted the entire show to the legend. “We cherish you and thank you,” she told the gathering of people, per the Detroit Free Press. She described Aretha Franklin’s music to be “beautiful.”

Under doctor’s orders to rest and recover, Franklin recently canceled a slew of scheduled shows. The news of her worsened conditioned sparked an outpour of love amongst the Hip Hop and R&B community.

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Taraji P. Henson Launches New Foundation to End Mental Health Stigma in African-American Communities http://thesource.com/2018/08/14/taraji-p-henson-mental-health/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/14/taraji-p-henson-mental-health/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:05:24 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459359 Taraji P. Henson is on a mission to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues in the African American community. As apart of that mission she is launching the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, in honor of her late father who died of liver cancer in 2006. Taraji stated: “I named the organization after my father because […]

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Taraji P. Henson is on a mission to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues in the African American community. As apart of that mission she is launching the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, in honor of her late father who died of liver cancer in 2006.

Taraji stated: “I named the organization after my father because of his complete and unconditional love for me; his unabashed, unashamed ability to tell the truth, even if it hurt; and his strength to push through his own battles with mental health issues.”

In her 2016 memoir, Around the Way Girl, Henson went into detail about her father fighting in Vietnam and returning home broken with little to no physical or emotional support. “I stand now in his absence, committed to offering support to African Americans who face trauma daily, simply because they are black”, she explained.

The foundation will launch on September 22 in Los Angeles with a fundraising event, Taraji’s Boutique of Hope. All proceeds will help to provide mental health resources, therapists, social workers, and counselors to African American children and urban schools, as well as scholarships to African Americans majoring in mental health.

Executive Director, Tracie Jenkins, expressed, “African-Americans have regarded such communication as a sign of weakness and our vision is to change that perception.”

Congratulations to Taraji on her latest philanthropic endeavor.

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Nicki Minaj Blasts DJ Self for Gossiping About Cardi B After She Refuses to Greet him http://thesource.com/2018/08/14/nicki-minaj-dj-self/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/14/nicki-minaj-dj-self/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:32:56 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459393 Nicki Minaj is busy doing press runs for her latest album Queen, which dropped last Friday, but she had a couple minutes to drag DJ Self. On Monday, before Chun-Li’s appearance on Stephen Colbert late night show, she stopped by Clue Radio at Power 105.1 and things went left. It’s unclear where DJ Self appears in […]

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Nicki Minaj is busy doing press runs for her latest album Queen, which dropped last Friday, but she had a couple minutes to drag DJ Self. On Monday, before Chun-Li’s appearance on Stephen Colbert late night show, she stopped by Clue Radio at Power 105.1 and things went left. It’s unclear where DJ Self appears in the equation, but she told him the three disrespectful words that no New Yorker wants to hear.

Apparently, the current Love and Hip Hop: New York reality star tried to speak badly about Cardi B to Nicki Minaj, hoping that’ll amuse the Queens native but his plan backfired. Additionally, in a since-deleted Instagram post, Self began dissing the “Barbie Dreams” rapper, saying that Bardi had the best female album this year. After that, Minaj went OFF! She claims the real reason why he’s upset is that not only did he not get an exclusive interview, but he didn’t even get acknowledged or a drop for his show.

With everything taken into account, it sounds like Self got upset that Nicki played him for the drop after he was talking sh** about Cardi, so then he hopped on social media trying to be funny and started an entire war that is scheduled to continue on Queen Radio on Beats 1 Radio on Thursday. Stay tuned to hear her side of the story.

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Nicki Minaj’s Mother Reveals New Information Regarding her Son’s Case http://thesource.com/2018/08/14/nicki-minaj-mother-son-case/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/14/nicki-minaj-mother-son-case/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:15:38 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459341 Back in 2017, Nicki Minaj’s brother, Jelani Maraj, was convicted of sexually assaulting his 11-year-old step-daughter and is now facing 25 years to life in prison. Nicki has visited her brother, only in support of her mother, Carol Maraj, but has never publicly commented on the case. Carol, on the other hand, is finally speaking […]

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Back in 2017, Nicki Minaj’s brother, Jelani Maraj, was convicted of sexually assaulting his 11-year-old step-daughter and is now facing 25 years to life in prison. Nicki has visited her brother, only in support of her mother, Carol Maraj, but has never publicly commented on the case.

Carol, on the other hand, is finally speaking out. On a recent episode of the Hip Hop Hood Report, she shared the news that the courts were supposedly trying to hide, claiming the evidence may have been tampered with by violating basic court mandates before the final decision was made.

“For a high profile case such as this, in my opinion, why didn’t Nassau County put these jurors away, sequestered somewhere so that a child’s father, a mother’s son would get a fair trial?” Maraj asked .”Why didn’t they do that… and make sure that this case was going to be tried fairly.”

Maraj continued on to say that the case was discussed outside of the courtroom and the jurors have already decided her son’s fate before the trial even began, with the determining factor being that Minaj was not present during the entire fiasco. The quotes are supposedly noted in the court’s transcripts.

“One of the jurors said, ‘I can’t wait to see his face when I bring him in guilty,’ and ‘that bastard this,’ people were talking. But we have the affidavits to prove that they were busy talking about his sister, why didn’t she take the stand, that means that he’s guilty. If his sister didn’t show up that means he was guilty. They totally ignored the evidence that there was no evidence to prove this man guilty. So they went by their own mind, by their own feelings, and they already had him guilty way before the trial ended.”

Watch the full interview below:

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SZA Thought She Was Going to be a Powerful Businesswoman Instead of a Singer http://thesource.com/2018/08/13/sza-business-singer/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/13/sza-business-singer/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 03:52:36 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459332 SZA may have studied biology at that point dropped out to be an artist, yet when she was youthful, Solána Rowe longed for being… an agent. In another meeting with British Vogue, the CTRL vocalist uncovered her longing to work in music didn’t come until some other time. “I definitely wanted to be in business—I […]

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SZA may have studied biology at that point dropped out to be an artist, yet when she was youthful, Solána Rowe longed for being… an agent. In another meeting with British Vogue, the CTRL vocalist uncovered her longing to work in music didn’t come until some other time.

“I definitely wanted to be in business—I didn’t want to be in music,” she explained. “I thought I was going to have a really nice corner office, a lot of respect and a power suit.”

Yet, who says she can’t have it both ways? That is to say, JAY-Z is a specialist with a few power suits and still performs on a visit with his better half Bey. Perhaps SZA could even perform in a power suit. I’m simply saying, it’s not very late. She has said different circumstances that she doesn’t know she needs to remain in the music business, and if her next venture truly is her last, perhaps business will be the best approach.

SZA has specified going into the film business previously. “I’ll probably just do something different, something visual, probably film,” she told Complex in 2016. “I’m really frustrated, and I’m kind of over it. I have a lot of anxiety and there’s a lot going on in my life.”

She’s additionally discussed needing to do historical underpinnings or showcasing or work at a creature studio. “I thought I’d be a scientist, traveling around the world on some etymology shit,” SZA told Flaunt earlier this year. “Or working for Greenpeace. Or working in an animal conservatory. Or working at a law firm with a popping corner office and a Porsche. Maybe fashion. Marketing or advertising. I just knew that I was going to have a large gate and a dog that I loved. I always knew that. It’s just what I required in that regard. My dreams were too strong. And I need the things I dream about.”

Regardless of whether SZA sticks to music or chooses to seek after her apparently interminable rundown of different choices, she’ll most likely do fine and dandy.

“Who knows what my talents are, who knows if music is the best way to share my gift,” she says in the new British Vogue piece. “I’m just gonna follow it for as long as I can.”

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Tracy Chapman Refused To Clear Song For Nicki Minaj/Nas Track http://thesource.com/2018/08/13/tracy-chapman-refused-to-clear-song-for-nicki-minaj-nas-track/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/13/tracy-chapman-refused-to-clear-song-for-nicki-minaj-nas-track/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 01:58:57 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459302 Tracy Chapman is being accused of “hit blocking” by Nicki Minaj and the Barbs are definitely not happy about this one. Nicki Minaj was originally set to drop her Queen album on August 10th, but its release was delayed because of the clearance issue with Chapman’s “Baby Can I Hold You” song. Chapman refused to […]

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Tracy Chapman is being accused of “hit blocking” by Nicki Minaj and the Barbs are definitely not happy about this one.

Nicki Minaj was originally set to drop her Queen album on August 10th, but its release was delayed because of the clearance issue with Chapman’s “Baby Can I Hold You” song.

Chapman refused to clear the song, causing the song to be cut from the album just hours after Nicki ok’ed the album’s completion. Nicki tweeted that the singer/songwriter denied her request after Funkmaster Flex played the Nicki/Nas track this past weekend.

Critics believe that the Grammy Award winning instrumentalist simply did not want to have her hit song featured on a Hip Hop song.

The Cleveland-born musician/social activist has several platinum albums, including her self-titled debut album and has won four Grammys, including one for the hit song “Fast Car”, which was sampled by Nice And Smooth on their 1991 single “Sometimes I Rhyme Slow”.

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Lil Wayne on Nicki Minaj’s ‘Queen’: ‘One of her Best Albums Yet’ http://thesource.com/2018/08/13/lil-wayne-nicki-minaj-queen/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/13/lil-wayne-nicki-minaj-queen/#respond Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:11:41 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459229 Lil Wayne, the head of Young Money, and mentor to Drake and Nicki Minaj has weighed his opinion on his female protege’s latest discharge. He praised the Queens native for her fourth studio album, dubbing it her best work. “First of all, I just want to congratulate the beautiful queen, Miss Nicki Minaj, for the […]

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Lil Wayne, the head of Young Money, and mentor to Drake and Nicki Minaj has weighed his opinion on his female protege’s latest discharge. He praised the Queens native for her fourth studio album, dubbing it her best work.

“First of all, I just want to congratulate the beautiful queen, Miss Nicki Minaj, for the beautiful album, Queen, which is, to date, in my opinion, one of her best albums yet,” he says to the camera.

“I’m not gonna go out there on a limb and say it’s her best album, because I can still listen to songs [from] when she was about…when she was a teenager, and I still hear vocals and lyrics from there that are, to me, the best thing she’s ever said in her life,” he continues. “So, I’m specific like that, but to date, it’s one of the best albums yet—and I don’t mean out of her catalog. I mean period.”

In the video Tunechi also gushed about her standout record, “Barbie Dreams,” which took a hilarious spin to Notorious B.I .G.’s “Dreams,” and was an upgrade to her 2007 “Dreams.”

“And The Barbie Dreams song. I love the f—-n song, everybody love the song, but I really wish the song was just, like, a dedication song to me,” he says. “I really wish that was Barbie’s dream.”

Since Drake and Nicki both released albums this year, Lil Wayne could deliver the long-awaited fifth installment to Tha Carter series to complete the Young Money trifecta. But we can only hope.

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