Meek Mill & Justin Timberlake Are About To Take Over 2020: “Hope You Still Believe In Me”

It’s getting to that time of year. Artists across the board are starting to stake their claim on the new year, pledging their take-overs and promising to unleash a flurry of new music in 2020. Lil Uzi Vert came through with an announcement overnight that he would be “flooding” us with content when the new decade rolls in and now, Meek Mill is doing the same.

Taking to social media, Meek Mill declared that he’s about to have a major year. Following up the Grammy-nominated Championships will be no easy task for the Philadelphia veteran but Meek appears to have some tricks up his sleeve. He started his tirade by letting us into the studio to see “the making of his new shit,” previewing a banger before introducing us to one of his friends on the upcoming album. Posting a looped video of himself and Justin Timberlake during what appears to be a video shoot, Meek said that 2020 would be “different.”

“I hope you still believe in me,” wrote the recording artist, tagging Justin Timberlake in the post. It’s not a secret that the two have been working together in the studio. Timberlake previously noted that he also has collaborations with Lizzo and SZA in the cut, potentially teasing a big year for himself as well. After the alleged cheating scandal, he needs to drop some good music to redeem himself to the public.

Are you excited about this?

50 Cent Shames Oprah For Past Affiliations With Donald Trump & Harvey Weinstein

Since it was announced that Oprah is producing a documentary about Russell Simmons’ sexual assault accuser, she has been catching flack from 50 Cent. Last week, he took to Instagram to call out the media mogul for targeting a fellow member of the black community, suggesting that only black men have truly suffered consequences in the #MeToo era and she is now contributing to this trend. Fifty posted a photo that highlighted how Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump and Kevin Spacey have managed to continue walking free following their sexual assault allegations, while Bill Cosby and R. Kelly were put behind bars. “You think Oprah don’t notice how this shit is playing out?,” Fifty wrote in the caption.

Although Oprah hasn’t responded to Fifty’s slander, he posted another photo on Instagram today that aims to prove her bias. Over a collage of Oprah kissing and being kissed by Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump and George Bush, the phrase “WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN” is plastered. Fifty’s caption laments the fact that he no longer has the same respect he once did for Oprah: “My grand mother was such a big fan of Oprah that it felt like I made it when I did her show because she was so happy. I just want to know why this is playing out like this.” 

The documentary about Simmons’ accuser, Drew Dixon, is set to premiere at next year’s Sundance Film Festival. Dixon, who worked at Def Jam alongside Simmons in 90’s, claims that he harassed her on several occasions and once violently raped her. However, Simmons has been denying these allegations. While addressing Oprah’s documentary, he wrote, “I have already admitted to being a playboy more (appropriately titled today “womanizer”) sleeping with and putting myself in more compromising situations than almost any man I know… So many that some could reinterpret or reimagine a different recollection of the same experiences.”

LeBron James Reacts To Lakers Loss With A Bold Promise

Heading into last night’s game against the Indiana Pacers, the Los Angeles Lakers were on a roll. The team has been playing phenomenally well this season and came into the game with a 24-3 record. In the end, the Lakers came up just a few points short as they lost 105-102. Perhaps an easy explanation for why the team lost is the fact that Anthony Davis sat out to rest some of his nagging injuries. It wasn’t the best game for the rest of the Lakers squad although it certainly could have been a lot worse.

The Lakers’ next game is against the Milwaukee Bucks and LeBron James wants to make sure they get back on a winning track. The Lakers and Bucks have the exact same record and they will be battling it out for first place in the entire NBA.

“We pride ourselves on trying not to lose two in a row so we want to come back on Thursday in Milwaukee and play Lakers basketball,” James said. Essentially, there is only one goal in mind and it doesn’t seem like losing is a real option for James and company.

The Bucks are one of the more impressive rosters as they boast the services of Giannis Antetokounmpo who is last year’s reigning MVP. Their match up should be interesting and could even be a preview of this year’s NBA Finals.

Air Jordan XIV “Hyper Royal” On Deck For 2020: What To Expect

2019 turned out to be a big year for the Air Jordan 14, as Jordan Brand released the classic “Candy Cane” colorway and several other Ferrari-inspired iterations, as well as collabs with Supreme and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. It remains to be seen if 2020 will be as kind to MJ’s 14th signature sneaker, but rumors suggest there is at least one brand new XIV in the works.

Images of the forthcoming “Hyper Royal” Air Jordan 14 have not yet surfaced, but they could resemble the photoshopped image seen below based off the “White/Hyper Royal-Black” color scheme.

There’s also a chance that the kicks mimic Drake‘s unreleased OVO x Air Jordan 14 “Kentucky Wildcats” PE. The OVO exclusive featured a white leather build equipped with Kentucky blue detailing about the midsole “shark teeth,” heel tab and inner lining.

Whatever the final product may be, @Zsneakerheadz reports that the kicks are tentatively slated to drop on September 9 for the retail price of $190. Stay tuned for a first look at the 2020 “Hyper Royal” XIV, and scroll down for a look at the unreleased Wildcats PE.

OVO x Air Jordan 14 Kentucky Wildcats PE/Flight Club

OVO x Air Jordan 14 Kentucky Wildcats PE/Flight Club

OVO x Air Jordan 14 Kentucky Wildcats PE/Flight Club

OVO x Air Jordan 14 Kentucky Wildcats PE/Flight Club

OVO x Air Jordan 14 Kentucky Wildcats PE/Flight Club

OVO x Air Jordan 14 Kentucky Wildcats PE/Flight Club

Lil Uzi Vert Gleefully Vows So Much New Music In 2020

When an artist promises that new music is on the horizon, it’s not always easy to accept as fact. We’ve been hurt before. Especially when labels begin intervening, as is so often the case. And yet everything that rises must converge. It’s been years since Lil Uzi Vert dropped off a full-length studio album with Luv Is Rage 2, and much of the fan love has appropriately begun turning into rage. Not necessarily directed at Uzi himself, but rather DJ Drama, Don Cannon, and the powers that be ostensibly keeping Eternal Atake locked away.

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Now, that’s not to say there is one cut and dry reason behind the notorious delays. A behind-the-scenes conflict between producer Forza (formerly of the Working On Dying collective) and Lil Uzi Vert turned both public and ugly; in short, the producer was leaking Uzi music and likely contributing to the project’s seemingly endless delays. Luckily, that appears to have been settled to some degree, and it wasn’t long before Uzi was dropping off a new single in “Futsal Shuffle 2020.” 

With his latest already racking up streams and a heavy dose of fan engagement, it seems the perfect time to strike while the iron is hot. This morning, Uzi took to Twitter with a gleeful vow: “I think imma just flood 2020.” Naturally, his fans took to the act of generosity with jubilation; a holiday miracle indeed! The road to Eternal Atake has been arduous, but all roads must end at some point. Might 2020 truly be the year of Lil Uzi Vert?

Travis Scott x Nike Air Max 270 React Collab Revealed: First Look

Travis Scott is one of the biggest names in hip-hop right now so it’s only fitting that he’s also one of the biggest names in sneaker culture. The Astroworld rapper has come through with a plethora of Nike and Jordan Brand collabs over the last couple of years. Most of these collabs have centered around the Nike Air Force 1 Low, Air Jordan 1, Jordan 4, and Jordan 6. For a couple of months now, it’s been reported that Travis would also be working on a Nike Air Max 270 React and now, we have our first look.

Thanks to the Instagram account @koala_hsh, we have some detailed images of the sneaker in all of its glory. As you can see from the post below, the shoe will have numerous colors and textures. The upper isn’t what we’ve come to expect from the Nike Air Max 270 React as it has been completely retooled with a wavy pattern. Numerous earthy colors have also been placed on the shoe which makes for an interesting aesthetic. “Cactus Jack” branding can be found on the back heel which is consistent with other Travis Scott x Nike collabs.

For now, there is no release date for these but stay tuned for more details as we will be sure to bring them to you. 

Clippers’ Doc Rivers Takes Shot At LeBron James Over “Load Management” Criticism

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has made it clear that he is firmly against the NBA’s “load management” trend, and that he has no plans of missing any games unless he is seriously injured or ill. Over the weekend, James furthered explained why he feels it’s absolutely necessary to play if he’s healthy.

Says LeBron, “I don’t know how many games I got left in my career. I don’t know how many kids that may show up to a game that are there to come see me play, and if I sit out, then what?” He added, “If I’m healthy, I’m gonna play.” 

James’ stance differs from the way the Los Angeles Clippers monitor their superstar forward, Kawhi Leonard. Prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Phoenix Suns, head coach Doc Rivers addressed the recent load management debate, saying he thinks their way of operating is the “smart thing to do.”

“It’s our philosophy,” Rivers said when asked about James’ comments. “I don’t know what theirs are. I think theirs is whatever LeBron says it is, to be honest. That makes a lot of sense to me. I like what we are doing, and I think it’s the smart thing to do. Who knows? We’ll see at the end.”

LeBron has appeared in each of L.A’s 28 games this season, leading the team to an NBA-best 24-4 record. He is averaging 25.9 points to go along with a career-best 10.6 assists and 7.4 rebounds per night. Kawhi, meanwhile, has appeared in 21 games for the 21-9 Clippers. 

There should be no healthy scratches the next time these two teams square off against one another – which will come on Christmas Day at 8pm ET.

Adrien Broner Forced To Pay Over $800K To Sexual Assault Victim: Report

Adrien Broner has had himself a truly bizarre boxing career. When he first started out, some were hailing Broner as the next Floyd Mayweather while others thought he could be a legendary fighter. His antics and lack of work ethic have turned him into a bit of a has-been and over the past couple of years, he has been fed a steady diet of Ls. When it comes to his personal life, it appears as though he has hit yet another snag. According to TMZ, Broner now owes close to $830,000 to his alleged assault victim, Katherine Larson.

Larson claims Broner assaulted her at a Cleveland night club back in 2018. In a statement to police, she says Broner climbed on her and started kissing her without consent. During the early stages of 2019, Broner pled guilty to the accusations although he refused to defend himself in Larson’s lawsuit against him.

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The judge was very clear in their ruling stating “by clear and convincing evidence that [Broner] acted maliciously and that a substantial punitive award is necessary to punish and deter him from engaging in similar conduct in the future.”

Broner has yet to react to the judgment and it remains to be seen whether he will actually pay up.

Travis Scott & Kylie Jenner Not Planning On Reuniting Romantically: Report

People have become so accustomed to seeing toxic co-parenting that when there are two people who get along, but are still no longer together, it’s a bit of an anomaly. There has continued to be much speculation surrounding the relationship between Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner, especially as the former couple has been seen spending more time together recently. Months ago, the pair announced that they’d pulled the plug on their romantic relationship, but they’ve remained friends and healthy co-parents for their daughter, Stormi.


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After Kylie was seen wearing a ring on her engagement finger, rumors ran rampant that she and Travis not only got back together, but are engaged. However, sister Kim Kardashian West told Ellen Degeneres during a visit to her show that Travis and Kylie were great friends, but are not engaged or in a romantic relationship.

Still, TMZ reports that when in Los Angeles, Travis spends much of his time at Kylie’s house as they want to appear as a family unit for Stormi’s sake. They were recently seen at a casino together and Kylie was snapped by the paparazzi doing a little holiday shopping wearing head to toe Astroworld gear. In February, Travis and Kylie will celebrate Stormi’s 2nd birthday, so expect to hear the never-ending news about that party sooner than later. Check out a few clips below.

Travis Scott & Kylie Jenner Not Planning On Reuniting Romantically: Report

People have become so accustomed to seeing toxic co-parenting that when there are two people who get along, but are still no longer together, it’s a bit of an anomaly. There has continued to be much speculation surrounding the relationship between Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner, especially as the former couple has been seen spending more time together recently. Months ago, the pair announced that they’d pulled the plug on their romantic relationship, but they’ve remained friends and healthy co-parents for their daughter, Stormi.


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After Kylie was seen wearing a ring on her engagement finger, rumors ran rampant that she and Travis not only got back together, but are engaged. However, sister Kim Kardashian West told Ellen Degeneres during a visit to her show that Travis and Kylie were great friends, but are not engaged or in a romantic relationship.

Still, TMZ reports that when in Los Angeles, Travis spends much of his time at Kylie’s house as they want to appear as a family unit for Stormi’s sake. They were recently seen at a casino together and Kylie was snapped by the paparazzi doing a little holiday shopping wearing head to toe Astroworld gear. In February, Travis and Kylie will celebrate Stormi’s 2nd birthday, so expect to hear the never-ending news about that party sooner than later. Check out a few clips below.

Fetty Wap Admits Past Mistakes: “I Didn’t Have The Right Guidance”

It’s been quite the 2019 for Fetty Wap. He revealed that he wasn’t the father of Alexis Skyy’s daughter, was called a “toxic trash ass n*gga” by baby mama Masika Kalysha, was arrested and received a battery charge for allegedly assaulting a Las Vegas hotel employee, was taken to court after an ex-employee said he didn’t pay them, was accused of “man-handling” a woman, and secretly got married to an Instagram model only for her to announce their divorce months later.


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Fans are still standing in Fetty’s corner as he’s dropped singles with Monty (“Birthday”) and Tee Grizzley (“Zoo”), but it’s clear that the 28-year-old rapper has spent the year entangled in drama. As the new year approaches, millions of people are preparing their resolutions in hopes of casting a clear vision for 2020. Fetty isn’t exempt, and on Tuesday, he seemed to take responsibility for his actions and how they aided in many of his troubles this year.

He wrote in his Instagram Story: “I didn’t have the right guidance… but my path is gettin better and more clear … I’m working on myself and for myself … It’s Wap Szn …. I don’t know nobody know more.” We can’t wait to hear what music Fetty has in store for 2020. Do you think he’ll be able to match his “Trap Queen” success in the upcoming year?

Boosie Badazz Blames Pilot For Juice WRLD’s Death: “F*ckin’ Snitch”

When an unexpected death occurs and there circumstances surrounding the event are mysterious, many people do their best not to lay blame on any particular person until all the facts have come to light. Not Boosie Badazz. The rapper chatted with VladTV about the tragic death of Juice WRLD and laid blame squarely on the pilot, as it’s rumored that he called the authorities on Juice and his entourage after learning that they had firearms on the plane. It’s believed that once the plane landed at Chicago’s Midway Airport and Juice learned that federal agents were on their way to search their belongings, he ingested multiple pills so he wouldn’t get into trouble.


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“I ain’t never get to meet Juice WRLD,” Boosie admitted. “I DM’d him a couple times, but I ain’t never get to meet him face-to-face.” The rapper said since Juice WRLD’s passing he’s been learning more about him. “This dude’s had talent since middle school. Like, this dude been knew he was destined to be great.”

Vlad adds that many of these new rappers are only popular because they “catch a wave” and then get themselves a few face tattoos before doing something outlandish in order to go viral. However, Juice WRLD wasn’t like that. The host went on to compliment the late artist on his talents and ended by saying, “To be dead by 21-years-old is crazy.

After a brief pause, Boosie added, “I would beat that f*ckin’ pilot ass.” Angrily, Boosie added, “Somebody need to beat that f*ckin’ pilot ass, bro. The one who told the f*ckin’ people they had guns on the plane. B*tch, you shouldn’t…you the one [who] made the people come search the plane. That’s why he swallowed the sh*t.”

“A rat! F*ckin’ snitchin’,” the rapper said. “A worldwide f*ckin’ epidemic. Snitches. Ol’ snitchin’ ass b*tch driving the plane gon’ alert the authorities. You snitchin’ ass ho. You a ho. If you listenin’, b*tch.” Boosie shared that when the police come, you have to get rid of any illegal substances, but “he took too much of that sh*t. That sh*t had me pissed off!”

He went on hurl a few more snitch insults to the pilot before addressing the question of why, as a successful artist who is pulling in millions of dollars, you’d have a crew smuggling 70 pounds of weed into Chicago. Boosie said that people at that age make poor decisions, especially those who have money coming so quickly. “It’s a whole different thing,” the rapper said. “You don’t make the right decisions when you gotta lotta money and you young.  That money will f*ck you up, dawg. Millions of dollars at f*ckin’ 19, 20-years-old? Bro. R.I.P. Juice WRLD. That was some f*cked up sh*t, dawg.” Watch his clip below.