WILL Delete Later: J. Cole Apologizes At Dreamville Fest For Kendrick Lamar Diss, Seemingly Plans To Take It Off Streaming

J. Cole Apologizes At Dreamville Fest For Kendrick Lamar Diss, Seemingly Plans To Take It Off Streaming

WILL Delete Later: J. Cole Apologizes At Dreamville Fest For Kendrick Lamar Diss, Seemingly Plans To Take It Off Streaming

During his closing set at Dreamville Fest 2024, J. Cole dropped a major bombshell: He doesn’t feel good about dissing Kendrick Lamar. At all.

Prior to a rendition of his 2014 hit, “Love Yourz,” the Fayetteville native told the thousands in attendance about the 10-year period of growth that followed creating that song, leading up to the surprise release of his latest project, Might Delete Later, on Friday. Cole admitted that although he was very proud of the project, there is one part that he’s not too proud of.

That “one part” was the project’s closer, “7 Minute Drill,” which served as a direct response to Kendrick Lamar’s scathing verse on Future & Metro Boomin’s “Like That.”

In his speech, he admitted that the track, in his words, was “the lamest sh*t I’ve ever did in my f*cking life,” considering it as a spiritual relapse of sort. He says that after the response to Kendrick’s diss spread, the idea of responding left the MC conflicted because he didn’t feel a way about the diss.

In the end, Cole offered an apology to Kendrick for the track.

“I pray my n*gga didn’t feel no way but if he did I got my chin out take ya best shot I’ma take it on the chin, I ain’t gonna lie to yall past 2 days been terrible it let me know how I’ve been sleeping for the past 10 years.”

He also hinted at possibly having “7 Minute Drill” removed from all streaming platforms.

The speech has left fans and hip-hop heads alike with mixed reactions. While some are applauding Cole for seemingly taking the high road and opting for preserving his peace, others considered the speech as the rapper accepting the “L” in the battle of the bars.

 

Joe Budden Calls Drake’s Support of Sexxy Red Suspect, Says It’s For Cash

Joe Budden Calls Drake’s Support of Sexxy Red Suspect, Says It’s For Cash

Joe Budden Calls Drake’s Support of Sexxy Red Suspect, Says It’s For Cash

Drake has been seen giving Sexxy Red a lot of gifts and public accolades – but Joe Budden isn’t so sure it’s genuine.
Drake has been spotted giving younger artists, primarily Sexxy Red a lot of support in recent months, calling her “my muse in this short and confusing life”.

The display has Joe Budden questioning the true motive behind it, even going so far as to suggest that Drake is getting financial compensation out of it. In the episode of his namesake podcast which last Thursday (March 28), Budden laid out his theory at the 2-hour mark of the show.

“Respectfully, it sound like a n*gga that could rap at that level that gets paid off of everybody’s deal tryna rap. That’s what it sound like to me. I’m not arguing with none of you n*ggas, I’m not trying to debate,” Budden said. That prompted a question from co-host Trevor “QueenzFlip” Robinson.

“Is this confirmed? Or is this just some inside sH*t that you sayin’?” Flip asked. “Oh, you think he just like being around Sexyy Red that much? I can name some more people.”

The comments caused a stir online, and Drake made it known that he got wind of the “Pump It Up” artist’s words in a highly public way. After his most recent It’s All a Blur Tour – Big As the What? concert tour stop, which was held at the UBS Arena in Elmont, N.Y. over the weekend, Drake posted a photo of Budden to his Instagram Stories with one question: “WHAT’S THE VIBES NY?!”

That same show, he also used his song “Energy” to direct some smoke toward Kendrick Lamar in response to his blistering verse on Future and Metro Boomin’s “Like That”, exclaiming “Fuck these n*ggas,” at the end [view the video here].

Sexxy Red issued her response to Budden’s claim, writing “They so dumb,” while quoting a post of the clip of Budden’s remarks.

Drake’s support of the “SkeeYee” rapper has been lavish, as she displayed in a post on X, formerly Twitter at the beginning of March where she posed with two of four Chanel bags that he apparently got her (they were in pink, purple, burgundy and black) along with $50,000 in cash. “Rich baby daddy gang, 50K n 4 Chanels fa a bad Bthc, Thank You Drake,” she wrote with heart and a kiss emojis.

YesJulz Says She Will Be Countersuing Ye FKA Kanye West After Being Fired

YesJulz Says She Will Be Countersuing Ye FKA Kanye West After Being Fired

YesJulz Says She Will Be Countersuing Ye FKA Kanye West After Being Fired

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It seems Ye FKA Kanye West has yet another legal battle ahead of him. YesJulz says she is countersuing him after being terminated from his company.

 

As reported by XXL Magazine, the Miami, Fla. native has spoken out about her recent departure from YZY. On Friday, March 29 she took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to detail her version of the events that led to the professional split.

“I come here to speak my peace because i care only for my truth to be known amongst my personal supporters and audience- not clout or additional eyeballs” she wrote. The talent manager would go on to reveal before she took legal action she attempted to reach out to Ye to work things out but she was unsuccessful.

“By the way – i reached out to every mutual friend i could think of urging them to have @kanyewest call me so i wouldn’t have to move forward with a countersuit I assume everyone is too p**** to address him about this so this is my last attempt before i take action,” she said. YesJulz also took issue with Ye’s Chief of Staff Milo Yiannopoulos. “I gave everyone over a week to do the right thing and fire this pedo, pay me for my completed work and drop the nonsense intent to arbitrate. Even asked everyone in a text if this was real because the way Milo wrote it was so damn laughable.”

Last month, YesJulz was fired from YZY for reportedly violating the company’s nondisclosure agreement. “Fines incurred to date as a result of your NDA violations come to $7.7m. While you were a contractor, I suspended enforcement of this debt. It now falls due. Please note that any further violations will accrue more fines” an email from Milo to YesJulz read.

Ye has yet to comment on the matter.

Photo: Getty

VIDEO: 21 Savage – redrum

VIDEO: 21 Savage – redrum

VIDEO: 21 Savage – redrum

21 Savage’s “Redrum” music video captivates viewers with its gritty visuals and raw narrative, reflecting the rapper’s unapologetic style and uncompromising demeanor. Set against a backdrop of urban decay and dimly lit alleyways, the video immerses viewers into a world where danger lurks around every corner. With its haunting imagery and intense atmosphere, “Redrum” paints a vivid picture of life on the streets, showcasing the harsh realities of violence and survival. As 21 Savage delivers his razor-sharp lyrics with conviction, the video takes on a cinematic quality, drawing audiences into a compelling narrative that unfolds with each frame. Through its striking visuals and powerful storytelling, “Redrum” stands as a testament to 21 Savage’s artistic vision and undeniable talent, leaving a lasting impression long after the final frame fades to black.

WATCH: Vince Staples On Scriptwriting And Breaking Stereotypes With New Netflix Series

WATCH: Vince Staples On Scriptwriting And Breaking Stereotypes With New Netflix Series

WATCH: Vince Staples On Scriptwriting And Breaking Stereotypes With New Netflix Series

Created by Vince Staples and executive produced by Kenya Barris comes a limited series of satirical tales full of comedic tension, pulling inspiration from his own life as a rapper from Long Beach, California, and filtering it through his irrefutable point of view.

“In 2019, I was fortunate to receive an opportunity to make a television show,” Staples said in a statement. “After years of researching, brainstorming, global pandemics, and breakthroughs, we are finally here! I am honored to share with you the fever dream that is The Vince Staples Show. Created at the crossroads where David Lynch meets Dave Chappelle, this slow burner forces you to find the humor in life’s little things. I hope you have as much fun viewing as we did creating it.”

In addition to Staples and Barris, The Vince Staples Show is executive produced by Ian Edelman, Maurice Williams, Corey Smyth, and William Stefan Smith.

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Ye Drops Surprise Endorsement Of Donald Trump Despite Past Beef 

Ye Drops Surprise Endorsement Of Donald Trump Despite Past Beef 

Ye Drops Surprise Endorsement Of Donald Trump Despite Past Beef 

Ye gave Republican former President Donald Trump his endorsement for the 2024 presidential election. In a video circulating on social media, Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, said Donald Trump will have his support in November 2024. When someone asked the Chicago-born artist if he was still supporting Trump, he responded, “Yeah, of course, it’s Trump all day, what you talking about? You know what it is!”

The Late Registration rapper first pledged his allegiance to Trump after infamously appearing at the White House in 2018 sporting a red “Make America Great Again” hat. Lunch with the then-president turned into a bizarre press conference on appearances and deals. “What I need ‘SNL’ and liberals to improve on is, if he don’t look good, we don’t look good. He has to be the freshest, the flyest, have the flyest planes. He has to look good!” Ye said. “When we make everything in China and not America, we’re cheating on our country.”

The “Jesus Walks” emcee’s tone changed in 2022 during a dinner at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago, where Ye allegedly asked Trump to be his 2024 running mate. But things took a negative turn once Trump insulted Ye’s ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, calling her “the World’s most overrated celebrity.” Trump also accused Kardashian of voting for “crooked Joe.” According to 2023’s tell-all book Tired of Winning: Donald Trump and the End of the Grand Old Party, Trump said he “did help with prisoner commutation, but only if deserving, and much more so for Kanye West than for Kim, who probably voted for Crooked Joe Biden, and look at the mess our Country is in now.” Since then, Trump has been drowning in a slew of legal battles for defamation and sexual assault. Shortly after the release of his album Vultures I, a collaboration with singer and rapper Ty Dolla $ign, Ye was called out by the estate of the late Donna Summer and by rock legend Ozzy Osbourne for using their music samples without receiving clearance. Vultures 1 was removed from but later reinstated on iApple Music and Spotify.