Joel Osteen Talks Linking Up With Kanye & Their Yankee Stadium Show
Recently two names we never thought would associate with each other were on stage praising the lord, those names would be Joel Osteen & Kanye West. The act of these two being around each other threw off everyone from fans of both to haters of both. One thing everyone saw was the potential for financial earnings and that the outcome would be more activities between the two regardless of their chemistry together. Recently Kanye brought his massive Sunday Service choir to Joel Osteen’s Houston Megachurch. Yes, the same church that was famously dragged to smithereens for rejecting hurricane victims but then invited them in and passed the collection plate around.
Ever since this holy finesse started we all wondered how in the world these two linked up and what are they really getting to. Joel Osteen was on “Good Morning America” to promote his book and broke down how the two crossed paths. It’s also worth mentioning the book is advertised as including Kanye West, so Joel is making sure to cash in on the whole experience. I
In the interview, Joel says Kanye texted him saying he was new to the “religious space” so Joel extended his hand. He also discusses their plans for 2020 and reportedly 2021, where the two will reportedly tour together and perform at massive arenas. Their first show will see the two headline Yankee Stadium and hope to fill 50k seats. We already know the shows will not be free so you can already see the jig from here.
Hopefully, both are doing it for the right reasons, because it doesn’t matter what we think they’ll have to answer one day and not to any of us.
You can watch the interview in its entirety below.
Wait…What?! 16-Year-Old Karol Sanchez Reportedly Confesses To Staging Her Own Kidnapping
16-year-old Karol Sanchez, who was thought to be kidnapped right in front of her mother in The Bronx, reportedly staged the whole thing herself.
According to reports from CBS2, sources close to the situation have admitted that the apparent kidnapping was staged by Karol Sanchez, who allegedly confessed to it after being reunited with her family on Tuesday.
Sanchez was allegedly upset about an upcoming move to South America and wanted to get away from her “overprotective” mother.
New York residents and a people nationwide rallied behind Sanchez and her family, expressing how concerned they were for Karol and her mother, who witnesses say was distraught on Monday night after her daughter was driven away. Sanchez and her family live in upstate New York but were visiting relatives in the Bronx when the whole thing went down.
As we previously reported, surveillance video showed four men snatching the 16-year-old out of her mother’s grasp. Blurry footage of the incident showed the scene in the Melrose section of the Bronx at 11:30 p.m. on Monday, as the group of men pulled up to Sanchez and her mother, grabbed the girl, and pushed the mom to the ground.
Once they became aware of the surveillance video the NYPD put out an Amber Alert and flooded the neighborhood with missing posters.
That is, until 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, when people everywhere who had been following the story rejoiced to hear that Karol was brought back to safety. But when Sanchez suddenly showed back up at the scene and turned herself into police in The Bronx, stunned people on the street watched in disbelief.
“We was at the pole over there, looking at her picture, and we walked up the block, she was crossing the street to the cop car, and I was like ‘Yo, that’s her right there,’” said witness Tommy Feliciano, according to CBS2. “She was shaken up,” added another witness, Zani Koxha. “She was bending over, grabbing her knees, and discussing with the police. And that’s when they took her into the parking garage for questioning.”
Sanchez ended up being brought to the 40th Precinct stationhouse, which is where she reportedly admitted to staging the whole thing with four accomplices in an attempt to run away from her family.
Now, the NYPD wants to talk to all of the parties involved before deciding who to charge, if anyone.
Saweetie Met Beyoncé & Shattered Twitter
Everyone should know Queen Bey is the celebrity of celebrities who posed for stunning pics with a GEEKED Saweetie and Kelly Rowland at Diddy’s extravagant birthday bash in a super cute moment that sent Twitter into a starry-eyed frenzy.
Peep the Twitter hysteria over Saweetie meeting Beyonce on the flip.
Hilarious Tweets From #LHHNY Premiere
Everyone’s faves (Cyn, Budden, Tahiry, Erica Mena & Safaree, Jim & Chrissy and Yandy) were back at it again with updated shenanigans ranging from bitter breakups, marriage squabbles, foreclosure, ex on ex crime and much (MUCH) more that fueled hilarious chaos across Reality Twitter.
Peep the funniest, wildest and pettiest tweets from the #LHHNY premiere on the flip.
Diddy & His Mentor Ray Dalio Drop Gem After Gem On Excellence & Work Ethic [Video]
We would all like to think that our favorite celebrities and millionaires are great at everything they touch but the truth is a lot of failures happen the world never sees. For Diddy the losses almost never get the time of day because the wins are so big. While it looks like a small issue to us when executing at that level, it can hold you back. Diddy selflessly discusses this in an open forum in a new video that released with his billionaire mentor Ray Dalio.
The video is essentially to push Ray’s new book but Diddy also touched on personal troubles. In the video, Diddy opens up on why he took a step back from music revealing that the problem was the people around him. In case you’re curious how Ray and Diddy met, the two were at the Forbes 100 and made conversation while standing in alphabetical order. Ray is a billionaire hedge fund manager and ranked 58th richest personal in the word with over $18 billion in the bank.
This conversation and the gems dropped doesn’t happen often, you’ll see Diddy in a vulnerable way that you haven’t seen before.
So get your pen and paper and watch the video below to get a billion dollars worth of free game.
Finding Mims: “This Is Why I’m Hot” MC Surfaces To Tell The Story Of His Career
BET Networks has found their diamond in the rough with their show “FindingBET.” The show focuses on rappers and artists who were at one time HUGE and a household name then suddenly went MIA or suffered a huge fall from grace. The Internet show had massive success with its J-Kwon episode to kick off the series. Even their last episode with St. Louis rapper Chingy was praised. The artist always comes ready to talk and get their side of the story to the public. The show almost acts as therapy to anyone who agrees to appear on the show. The most surprising part of the show is how dirty these labels do people and how long it takes these artists to get out of their deal. Then by the time they do, they have zero to little people checking for their current music so essentially their career is over so. Hence why they can hit BET, there really isn’t anything to risk or lose by telling the truth about WHAT REALLY HAPPENED.
Such is the case with former Emcee Mims. You’ll remember Mims from his massive hit “This Is Why I’m Hot which was one of the biggest tracks of that decade and one of the highest-selling ringtones behind Soulja Boys “Crank That Soulja Boy.”
So how does one lose everything and step away from creating music? That’s what you get to see in the latest installment of the series. Mims covers everything from how the song went viral and also how Capitol Records left him high and dry year after year when he tried to leave. Ultimately his story turned out good but you’ll have to click the video below to find out how.
The Future Is Female Hosts A Fireside Chat Inspiring Growth Of Women Entrepreneurs
The Future is Female is an empowerment experience for the way-making women of the entertainment, nonprofit and digital marketing world. On December 12, 2019 from 6-9 pm, they brought together a panel of women for a Fireside Chat to celebrate the industries, trailblazers, share tips with other female bosses and inspire female entrepreneurs.
Opening the event will be 7 year old Parker, a growing entrepreneur that began her journey with a lemonade stand at 5 years old. Today, she invested in her first home! Now, that’s Black Girl Magic we love to see.
LVRN Gifts Summer Walker With 2020 G-Wagon
It’s been quite the amazing/stressful year for polarizing R&B sensation Summer Walker who battled social anxiety, armies of haters and questionable promoters while collecting checks, platinum plaques and a brand new 2020 G-Wagon Benz truck courtesy of her label LVRN/boo thang London On Da Track who surprised her with the luxury vehicle just in time for Christmas.
If you’ve been following along, you know Summer is adorably strange which made the heart-warming moment that more special.
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People don’t even know what I actually went through this year.. I just sucked it up & kept pushin to the best of my abilities. Stayed quiet & stayed kind & in return I just keep getting BLESSED I Always feel so alone but these men always make sure to remind me that I have a family, that I’m valued, taken care of, & protected. This is so crazy I can’t say thank you enough @lvrngram & thank you pumkin @londonondatrack I appreciate y’all so much
Hit the flip to check out Summer’s brand new 2020 Benz truck and, of course, the reactions across Twitter.
Hilarious Tweets From Diddy’s 50th Bday Bash
Everyone’s still buzzing over Diddy’s lavish 50th birthday bash that brought out all our fave celebs–literally EVERYBODY–in a truly momentous occasion that gave us a hilariously awkward Kanye & Hov “reunion,” viral phone-snatch moment and glossy new pics of the richest Black A-listers in one room.
Peep the funniest (and pettiest) tweets from Diddy’s 50th bday bash on the flip.
Billboard 200 Will Now Officially Count Video Plays From YouTube And Streaming Services
Music videos (and Youtube as a whole) are about to get a lot more recognition in the music industry.
According to reports from Billboard, video data will impact their genre-specific album consumption charts starting on January 3.
Video and audio data from YouTube, along with visual plays from several music streaming services, are gearing up to be factored into the Billboard 200 albums chart. As announced on Friday, in addition to YouTube, officially licensed video content plays from Apple, Spotify, Tidal, and Vevo will also be included in the calculations for album charts.
This new addition of video data into the Billboard 200 arrives just five years after audio streams were added, which marks the chart’s shift from a measure of pure sales to the new consumption model. This upcoming inclusion of video will also impact Billboard’s genre album consumption charts, like R&B/Hip-Hop, Latin and more.
Even though YouTube streams already factored into the Billboard Hot 100 and other song-specific charts since back in 2013, this new rule marks a first for the album charts. Unlike the rules for the song charts–which can be impacted by certain user-generated videos–only officially licensed video content uploaded by rights holders are going to be counted for the Billboard 200 and any other album charts.
This new change will take effect with the charts for the week of January 18, 2020, which is going to reflect sales and streams for the period of the 3-9.
Former Def Jam label head Lyor Cohen, who is now the global head of music at YouTube, called these new changes a “very important moment in making the chart a more accurate representation of what people are listening to.”
“Genres like Latin, hip-hop and electronic, which consistently dominate the YouTube charts, will now be properly recognized for their popularity,” he said. “This is another great step in bringing YouTube and the industry together and we’re so grateful to Billboard and the music business at large for making this addition.”
It’ll be interesting to see how this change impacts the album charts in 2020.