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Nicki Minaj ‘Dumps Meek Mill following Drake Beef’

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Well, if reports circulating are true, things just got considerably more embarrassing for Meek Mill.

According to MediaTakeOut, Nicki Minaj has decided to part ways with her boyfriend/opening act, the 28-year-old rapper Meek Mill. “Nicki reportedly broke it off with Meek last night,” says the tabloid, but “the two plan on fulfilling the rest of the tour obligations together.” The site claims to have spoken to one of Nicki’s best friends who broke the news, telling them, “It’s complicated. I think they took their relationship too far, too fast.” Nicki’s pal refused, however, to say whether or not her boy-toy’s recent war of words with Drake had anything to do with the split. Nicki Minaj’s representatives could not be reached for comment.

In case you haven’t logged on to any social media sites in the last week-plus, back on June 21, Philly’s Meek Mill unleashed a Twitter tantrum, accusing his former pal Drake of employing the services of a ghostwriter on his rap songs—including their recent collaboration “R.I.C.O.” off Meek’s album Dreams Worth More Than Money.

Meek went Twitter-crazy because it seems he was upset that Drake hadn’t promoted their song (or Meek’s album) to his 25.4 million Twitter followers. But it struck those who’ve monitored their relationship over the years as particularly odd, since Meek wouldn’t be where he is without Drizzy, who let a then-unknown Meek open for him on his 2012 “Club Paradise” tour, guested on Meek’s first single, “Amen,” and even donated $75,000 to Meek’s former high school in Philly to build a recording studio back in 2013. Anyways, Meek’s allegations sent the rap world into a tizzy, with everyone from Rick Ross to Chris Brown to Azealia Banks weighing in on the beef. DJ Funkmaster Flex, ever the opportunist, butted into the fray, releasing a series of “reference tracks” composed by Drake collaborator Quentin Miller—evidence, it seems, that Drake used a ghostwriter on “R.I.C.O.” and a few other tracks. Miller, however, denied being Drake’s ghostwriter, penning an essay on his Tumblr about how grateful he was when Drizzy plucked him from obscurity—he was working in a bakery—to write some songs with him, saying, “I am not and never will be a ‘ghostwriter’ for drake. Im [sic] proud to say that we’ve collaborated .. but i could never take credit for anything other than the few songs we worked on together.” After the tweetstorm, Meek was forced to apologize to Nicki onstage—again, he’s currently one of the opening acts on her “Pinkprint Tour”—saying, “I want to give a special apology/shout-out to Nicki Minaj for my crazy ass goin’ crazy on Twitter.”

Then things began to heat up between Drizzy and Meek, with Drizzy releasing a pair of diss tracks aimed at Mr. Minaj—“Charged Up” and “Back to Back.” The latter was particularly brutal, containing several nods to Meek riding his far more famous girlfriend’s coattails: “Is that a world tour, or your girl’s tour?” Drake raps on the track, adding, “And shout to all my boss bitches wifin’ niggas!”

The song went very viral, collecting over 14 million listens at time of writing, and spawning a series of hilarious memes of Drake clowning Meek under the Twitter hashtag #BackToBack:

Late Thursday night, after a week in the lab, Meek finally released his rebuttal, “Wanna Know,” which the Internet greeted with a collective shrug. Shortly after its release, an enterprising individual took it upon him/herself to manipulate Meek Mill’s Wikipedia page to the following: 47946242.cached But Drake’s response on Instagram really said it all:

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Beyoncé’s Natural Hair is Hair Goals!

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Have you seen Beyoncé’s natural hair? Listen, now that is what I call “hair goals”! Her mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, has shared a video showing off her famous daughter’s hair on Instagram. In the video Ms Tina is brushing through her multi talented daughter’s hair, and kept saying “au naturale”.

To say that Queen Bey’s hair is “envy enducing” would just be an understatement, that hair is just all kinds of amazing! I mean, if that was my hair I would probably not even wait for my mom to gush about it, I would do the bragging my self. Beyoncé though, isn’t as “petty” as I am, in fact she didn’t seem to appreciate her mother’s antics. She can be heard saying: “Mama, that is really annoying. I mean very annoying”, in a strained laugh.

This is not the first time Ms Tina has gushed over her daughter’s hair on social media. Last year she shared a photo of Queen Bey’s glorious tresses tied in a ponytail, and talked about how happy she was that her daughter’s hair grew back after she had cut it into a pixie.  Ms Tina is obviously proud of her daughter’s hair, but I mean, which mother wouldn’t be?

In fact she is proud of both her daughters, Beyonce and Solange. Back in February, in an interview with ET Online, she gushed over their accomplishments and said the the most rewarding thing is seeing them “grow up, and their accomplishments”.  She also added that the best thing about her daughters is “how good and grounded they both are “.

It seems like I’m not the only one who thinks Queen Bey’s natural hair is beyond amazing, one fan commented on Ms Tina’s post and said: “Beys hair is long like her money, lol. LENGTH BABY! LENGTH!!!!” . Then on Twitter, another posted: “I need her hair routine and products RIGHT NOW! I’m kidding [I’m] sure I can’t afford them.”

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Geto Boys’ Bushwick Bill Is “Still Alive and Fighting Cancer”

Legendary Geto Boys member Bushwick Bill has died after a longtime battle with pancreatic cancer, TMZ reports. Last month, Bill released a video describing the chemotherapy treatment he’d been receiving for his Stage 4 cancer.

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Legendary Geto Boys member Bushwick Bill has died after a longtime battle with pancreatic cancer, TMZ reports. Last month, Bill released a video describing the chemotherapy treatment he’d been receiving for his Stage 4 cancer.

His death was confirmed by Geto Boys groupmate Scarface this morning, who took to Instagram to pay tribute to the rapper. “RIP Bushwick Bill,” he wrote in his Instagram caption. He was 52.

Bushwick Bill was born on December 8, 1966 in Kingston, Jamaica. The rapper (born Richard Stephen Shaw) moved to Brooklyn, New York in his youth before ultimately settling in Houston, where he joined Geto Boys as a dancer in the late 1980s.

Shaw suffered from dwarfism throughout his life, which informed to his early Geto Boys stage name “Little Billy.” At 3 feet 8 inches tall, he became one of the group’s most memorable contributors, and his image graced the cover of Geto Boys’ 1991 album We Can’t Be Stopped, which depicts groupmates Scarface and Willie D rushing Shaw to the hospital after shooting his own eye out in the summer of 1991. Shaw released six studio albums as a solo artist including 1992’s Little Big Man, 1995’s Phantom of the Rapra, and most recently the 2010 album My Testimony of Redemption.

Last month, Geto Boys announced a farewell tour following Shaw’s cancer diagnosis, which was later cancelled due to his health. According to reports from TMZ, he was also upset by the title of the tour, which implied he was on his deathbed.

Update (12:30pm): Bushwick Bill apparently hasn’t died after all. TMZ has updated their report to note that the musician is “still alive and fighting cancer” according to his publicist. The publicist confirmed his status with hospital staff, who say that the musician is still in their care, with numerous family members by bedside.

Update (1:45pm): In a new post on Instagram, Bushwick Bill’s son confirmed that the Geto Boys musician is still alive. “My dad IS NOT dead, he’s still alive and fighting for his life,” he writes in the post’s caption. “He needs your continued prayers and support. Certain people have been so quick to write him off as dead so they can capitalize off it, and it’s messed up because y’all really think these people care about him. There is no Geto Boys without Bushwick Bill.”

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Nick Jonas Feared Brothers Would ‘Never Speak to Me Again’ After Band Split

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Nick Jonas Feared Brothers Would ‘Never Speak to Me Again’ After Band Split

Just days before the release of the Jonas Brothers’ new album “Happiness Begins” on June 7th, the band sat down with CBS Sunday Morning to discuss their reunion journey and the circumstances behind their breakup.

After the brothers Jonas, Kevin, Joe and Nick, encountered stagnating record and ticket sales and faced internal strife, the band split up in 2013. “To call it creative differences is almost too simple,” Nick said. “And I think a lot of people lost the appetite for what we were putting into the world. So, you know, we were putting up shows that weren’t selling. We were making music that I don’t think we were all super proud of, and it wasn’t connected.”

He explained that the brothers’ relationship was also strained, so he had a “tough conversation” with Kevin and Joe. “I said, ‘You know, I feel like the Jonas Brothers should be no more, and we should go on individual journeys.’ And it didn’t go so well,” he recalls.

At that point, Joe thought that the band was done. “I checked out in my mind that – that was it. There’s going to be no more brothers ever,” he tells Smith.

Nick added, “And I feared that, you know, we – they would never speak to me again.”

Inbetween their breakup, Joe focused on his funky pop project DNCE, while Nick concentrated more on acting and his solo career. Kevin was dedicated to raising his two daughters.

Ultimately, the brothers couldn’t stay apart. “I think we –- we definitely were supposed to go through all of what we went through to get to this point, definitely,” Joe says. “I think it was, it was kind of, I guess you could say destiny, whatever it may be, but yeah, we got a do-over, and I think this time around we’re going to do it right.”

In February, the Jonas Brothers revealed their reunion plans with the release of “Sucker,” which debuted at Number One on the Billboard Hot 100. They’ve since released another single titled “Cool.” Alongside the release of their first album in 10 years, the band announced earlier this week that they would release new documentary “Chasing Happiness” on June 4th via Amazon Prime and a memoir titled “Blood” on November 12th.

On August 7th, the Jonas Brothers will head out on a North American tour in support of “Happiness Begins” in Miami.

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