New Music: SmokePurpp Drops DeadStar 2 Featuring Fresh Banger “What I Please”

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SmokePurpp Drops “What I Please” Feat. Denzel Curry

 

 

Deadstar 2, executive produced by Mike Dean, is the highly anticipated followup to Smoke Purpp’s 2017 debut album. The new project has gems sprinkled all throughout the track listing, garnishing features from Denzel Curry “What Is That” Lil Skies, Trippie Redd, Ty Dolla $ign, and Moneybagg Yo. Check out the latest single’s video above, listen to the album here, and let us know what ya think!

Merry Kidsmas! KimYe Unleash Their Kiddos Cuteness With West Family Christmas Card

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Kim Kardashian Reveals West Family Christmas Card

After previous years’ drama trying to schedule a family photoshoot for the annual Kardashian/Jenner holiday card, it’s no wonder Kim and Kanye opted to do one with just them and their four adorable kids, North, 6, Saint, 4, Chicago, who turns two-years-old in January 2018 and 7-month-old son Psalm, who they welcomed in May.

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The West Family Christmas Card 2019

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The family keeps it casually cute in matching gray getups, although Kanye rocks a cream colored thermal with his sweats. It’s a poignant reminder that with all their wealth, one of Kim and Kanye’s greatest challenges has come with safe conception and delivery of their kids. Kim took to Instagram on Thursday to detail the difficulties she had with her delivery of North and revealed that doctors wouldn’t even allow her to do IVF after she gave birth to Saint because it would likely be a case for malpractice.

“When I was pregnant with my daughter North, I had a condition called preeclampsia or toxemia, which is basically when the mom’s organs start to shut down,” Kim explains in the clip, which also doubles as a post about causes that she and her SKIMs brand contribute to.
“The only way to get rid of that is to deliver the baby. At 34 and a half weeks, I had to go into emergency labor — they induced me. North was 4 pounds. She was almost six weeks early.”

Kim says her placenta never came out during delivery and grew inside her uterus after she gave birth.

“That is what women die from in childbirth,” Kim says.

Sounds like she and North are both lucky to be alive.

Even after that difficult experience Kim still wanted to carry more kids, she says in the video:

“After my daughter was born, I still continued to do the process of freezing my eggs. I was able to get pregnant through that with my son Saint, and then I had two embryos left. I had the same condition, same awful delivery that I had with my first daughter,” Kim explains.

“After that, I had to have five different operations within a year and a half to fix the damage that all of that did on the inside.”

Insane. Can you imagine having FIVE surgeries? One alone seems pretty scary. Even after Saint’s difficult birth Kim still wanted to try for more kids, but her doctors told her it would be a malpractice risk so she turned to surrogacy.

“I’m so thankful for my beautiful kids, no matter how they came to me — they came to me. I’m so thankful for surrogates. I’m really thankful for my family. I grew up with so many siblings. I just loved being in a big environment. I would have gone through the same pain and back for the result of having my babies. It was all worth it,” Kim says at the close of her video.

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So thankful for all of my babies

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No matter how you may feel about the Kardashian Wests, they are a beautiful family indeed.

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It doesn’t get much sweeter than this

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The whole family is obsessed with Psalm, and for good reason!

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Stormi loves my Psalmy so much!

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He’s such a cutie. Currently the baby of the family — Psalm is the smallest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan. Who do you think will be the next Kardashian/Jenner to have a baby? Kendall is currently the only one of the siblings who hasn’t had a baby yet. Do you think she’ll join her siblings soon?

“Ready For Love” Sneak Peek: It’s Time To Meet The Parents… [VIDEO]

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Alexis And Devyne Seem Ready To Square Up

Have you been keeping up with the second season of “Ready To Love”? It’s been pretty wild — but it’s almost time for folks to choose. On Saturday’s upcoming episode

The men and women prepare to make their final choices. But first they must pass one last test by meeting each other’s families. Now that the journey is almost over, have they found someone that they are truly ready to love?

That’s not the only pressure filled moment from the show either. When the ladies sit down to discuss things with Nephew Tommy things get tense between Alexis and Devyne and Alexis makes it clear — she wants ALL the smoke. Check out an exclusive clip below:

That definitely got testy… Do you think Alexis is being overly aggressive?

“Ready To Love” Episode: Will You Be Mine? airs Saturday, December 14 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT)

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Surprise! Arin Ray Blesses Fans With A Brand New EP

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Arin Ray Drops Surprise EP Phases II

 

Have you had a chance to check out Arin Ray’s new EP, Phases II, yet? It’s the second installation of the Cincinnati, OH singer-songwriter’s Phases series with some of our fave tracks, including  “Change” with Kehlani, “A Seat” and “The Get Down.” We sphere for this new assortment of soulful jams from one of Interscope’s hottest acts on the come up.  Give it a listen here, and let us know what ya think!

Surprise! Arin Ray Blesses Fans With A Brand New EP

Arin Ray

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Arin Ray Drops Surprise EP Phases II

 

Have you had a chance to check out Arin Ray’s new EP, Phases II, yet? It’s the second installation of the Cincinnati, OH singer-songwriter’s Phases series with some of our fave tracks, including  “Change” with Kehlani, “A Seat” and “The Get Down.” We sphere for this new assortment of soulful jams from one of Interscope’s hottest acts on the come up.  Give it a listen here, and let us know what ya think!

Seen On The Scene: Alicia Keys, Normani And More At Billboard’s Women In Music Event

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Billboard Music Awards Honors Trailblazing Women

Thursday night Billboard held their annual Women In Music event, honoring some of the biggest names in the industry, both in front of and behind the scenes. Our favorite part of the night is probably when Nicki Minaj and Normani had a special moment together then Nicki was honored for what she’s brought to music. No matter how rough of a year she’s had — no one can deny the impact she’s made.

Normani at the Billboard Women In Music

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Normani gave a heartfelt speech to present Nicki with the Gamechanger Award

And Nicki was just as heartfelt in her acceptance speech where she spoke candidly and dedicated her award to Juice WRLD.

What did you think?

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Another big moment had to be Megan Thee Stallion being honored with the Powerhouse award. She’s had an incredible year. We know her mom is watching proudly from heaven.

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Seen On The Scene: The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion, & Adam Sandler UNCUT GEMS At The Dome At ArcLight Hollywood

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The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion, & Adam Sandler UNCUT GEMS At The Dome At ArcLight Hollywood

 

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So, Wednesday in LA was a VIBE at The UNCUT GEMS Premiere at The Dome At Arclight Hollywood.  A-listers from pretty much every industry joined in celebration of the latest film from the incredibility talented Josh and Benny Safdie.

Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, NBA Champion Kevin Garnett, The Weeknd, and Noa Fisher,  along with Travis Scott, Paul Pierce, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Haim, Cole Sprouse, King Princess, Metta World Peace and MORE!

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Adam Sandler poses with movie cast mates Kevin Garnett and the beloved Bohemian star boy The Weeknd for a quick photo Op. Check a gallery of the night’s most litt moments by hitting the flip!

Studly And Stunning: Princess Nokia Flosses Her Tomboyish Tatas For Playboy’s Equality Issue

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Princess Nokia Talks Androgyny, Music And More For PLAYBOY Equality Issue

Major props to PLAYBOY Magazine on their new EQUALITY issue which is out now and features genre and gender bending singer/rapper Princess Nokia clothed and in her birthday suit discussing her gender non-conformity, her music and challenges she’s faced.

Here’s a few choice quotes via PLAYBOY:

“Every day I feel different. Every day it’s either masc or femme or in between. Every day is goth or bohemian,” Princess Nokia tells Playboy, “When I wake up and feel an energy, I coexist with it.”

“I’m a gender-nonconforming androgynous person,” Nokia says. “But some people are like, ‘What happened to your tomboy phase?’ ”

“I love being proud of how studly I am, how boyish and how manly I can appear. I love being androgynous,” Nokia says. “I feel beautiful like that. It’s just another beautiful side of me.”

We never realized that Nokia identified as androgynous but it’s dope that PLAYBOY offered up a great platform to discuss. There’s so many people who identify as gender fluid or non-conforming and the world definitely needs to recognize that.

Another thing we liked about the Playboy issue was that it touched on Nokia’s identity as a santera, a priestess of Santería, as well as her difficult childhood and young adult life. For fans of Nokia’s music, the article also sheds some light on her new album which is currently untitled.

“In my new album I’m trying to embody how special my sign makes me and how unique it’s made my career,” she says. “I’ve been called lots of hurtful things based on who I am, on my spiritualism, on my astrological planning chart, on my duality.”

Nokia is resilient AF, that’s one thing that’s for sure.

Check out more images from the story below and you can get a copy of the Equality issue of PLAYBOY here.

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Princess Nokia for PLAYBOY

The Glo Up Continues: Jordyn Woods Joins Paula Patton, Marques Houston And More For BET’s ‘Sacrifice’ Premiere

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Jordyn Woods And Paula Patton Stun At The Premiere For Their BET + Movie ‘Sacrifice’

Looks like Heir Jordyn is a perfect nickname, because life just keeps going UP for Jordyn Woods. The entrepreneur and budding actress stunned at the red carpet premiere for her latest opportunity, a role in the new BET + film ‘Sacrifice’.

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Jordyn brought her entire family along for support.

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Paula Patton also stars in the film. Check out more premiere pictures below:

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Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
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Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson
Jordyn Woods, Marques Houston, Paula Patton, V. Bozeman, Kron Moore, Melissa L Williams, Obba Babatunde, Dorien Wilson

New Music: NLE Choppa Drops Newest Banger “Famous Hoes”

NLE Choppa Drops Newest Banger “Famous Hoes”

 

 

If you haven’t heard of NLE Choppa yet, let us put you on some game!  Following the 17 year old rapper’s success of breakout hit “Shotta Flow”, he’s back with a street bop “Famous Hoes”. With over 330 million YouTube views, the Memphis bred artist is high on the come up! Dropping true-to-life visuals for the track, Choppa is solidifying his place in the rap game. Check out the video above and let us know what ya think!

New Music: SmokePurpp Drops Visuals For Single “Audi 2”

SmokePurpp Releases Video For Single “Audi 2”

 

 

After the successful drop of his debut album, Smokepurpp is back with one of the hottest singles from follow up album Deadstar 2. “Audi 2” is followed by two new tracks “Stevie” and “Dirty Dirty” featuring Lil Skies. Deadstar 2 drops everywhere THIS Friday December 13! Check out the “Audi 2” video and let us know what ya think! Bop or nah?

#WOMAN: Syleena Johnson Competes In Texas National Physique Committee Cup, Takes Home Three Trophies

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Syleena Johnson Competes In Texas National Physique Committee Cup

After dropping 50 pounds for a fitness competition, an R&B Songstress and Sister Circle Live cohost saw stellar results. Syleena Johnson, 41, competed over the weekend in the Texas National Physique Committee (NPC Texas Cup) in Waco, Texas.

Johnson didn’t just hit the stage in an R&Baaawdy baring bikini, she actually took home THREE awards. Johnson took home 3rd place for Open, 5th place for True Novice, and 6th place for Novice. Johnson revealed that she passed on one completion, The Lee Haney Games, because she wasn’t physically ready. Instead after sticking to a strict diet and exercising with her personal trainer, she competed in The NPC Texas Cup in the Women’s Figure Category.

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“This has been a longtime dream of mine. This is not something I just woke up yesterday and said I wanted to do,” she said. “I don’t want to live this life and not do all of the things that I think I can do. I just feel like we can accomplish our goals and dreams, all in this life. And so that’s what I’m doing. I’m just pursuing all of the dreams and desires and goals and wants that God puts in my belly. Being a fitness competitor is one of them. I will continue to compete hopefully with the grace of God, but the first competition, I just want to get on the stage.”

This strong WOMAN is preparing to release her 10th studio album. WOMAN, is available for pre-order now and will release on January 31st, 2020.

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I think it is just now sinking in for me. I just completed a lifelong goal and dream of mine. I truly am overjoyed and grateful to God for keeping me the entire way. Through, a bulging disc, a sprained hamstring and calf muscle, flying back and forth to Chicago recording an album, touring in and out of the country, 2 months of physical therapy and constant pain everyday, I STILL managed to get it done. God is truly the greatest…But I am not done yet. This show was really competitive, I placed 3rd, 5th, and 6th out of the 4 categories I was in. I learned a lot about my body and myself on this journey. I realized how important self care is and how quickly my body responds to certain foods. However, I didn’t do this alone. I want to thank @kdwitthemuscle: prep coach/trainer, @twixiebabes : posing coach @bikini_alchemist :suit @nbsmassage : for body care and massage therapy @myaplusmeals @adia.robinson and @chefgrady1: meal prep my hair by @iloveindique installed by @itslatoyasworld makeup by @iamkelvinmyers @gainthemomentum gym for your support and all of team inkredibles for your support daily. Thank you to @bignaioficial_ifbbpro @gofigurebrittany @shan.q.robinson @traintbfit @ifbb_pro_devolution04 @twixiebabes @shanaynorvell for being beautiful amazing black women who have been successful in this sport and the example for women like me to follow, and for all of your encouragement, help, and information throughout this entire process. Thank you to @eonenashville and @sistercircletv for being supportive of and understanding. Thank you to my workout partner and media partner and friend @shari_nycole for sacrificing so much of your time, and body in this process! For being a true friend and support base all the time all while displaying brilliance and excellence daily with your gift and thought process♥ All of your cardio calls and endless hours in the gym to help me through! You are the real MVP!My sister @syleecia and my stylist/ executive assistant @robbinmykia for your endless hours of support and making meals and keeping me together when I didn’t know whether I was coming or going🤷🏽‍♀️ Lastly, my husband and children for putting up with me.♥

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Congrats Syleena—you look amazing!