KANYE WEST SUES WALMART OVER KNOCKOFF YEEZY FOAM RUNNER: Kanye West is suing Walmart for selling a knockoff version of his popular Yeezy Foam Runner. According to TMZ, Ye's company Yeezy has claimed that Walmart sold an “unauthorized exact copy” of his popular foam shoe and it has left customers confused about whether they were buying the real thing or imitation. The knockoffs, which are made by a company called Daeful, are still being sold on Walmart.com for under $25. Yeezy claims Walmart could be costing the company hundreds of millions of dollars in sales by selling the shoe. Yeezy has sent a legal notice to Walmart demanding that they pull the show from its site but the retailer has failed to do so. Yeezy is suing for major damages.
LIL DUVAL COMPARES LIL BABY TO JEEZY AND DABABY TO LUDACRIS: All hell broke loose on social media yesterday (June 24th) when Lil Duval sparked a hip hop debate. He tweeted, “DaBaby is this generation, Ludacris.” He later wrote,”Lil Baby is this generation Jeezy.” Of course people had a lot to say. A lot of people felt that Lil Baby is the Lil Wayne of this generation and a lot of people also felt like it was disrespectful to compare DaBaby and Ludacris. Duval responded, saying, “I can’t believe some of y’all think da baby can’t rap. N*gga be snapping to me and he street. F*ck else y’all want?” One person responded, “It take more than funny videos to be Luda. Baby ain’t got the lyrical diversity. Luda has songs with everybody as well. Mane got massive hits. Baby with Justin Bieber was massive.”
TRICK DADDY ACCUSED OF NOT MAKING HIS MONTHLY BANKRUPTCY PAYMENTS: Trick Daddy has been accused of not making his monthly bankruptcy payments. In court docs obtained by RadarOnline, Trick filed back in 2019, claiming to ower more than $800,000 in debt–including $40,000 worth of child support. He also reportedly owes IRS $300,000 in back taxes. As part of his bankruptcy filing, Trick Daddy was put on a five-year repayment plan, agreeing to pay $7,300 each month. However, he is accused of not making his monthly payments and being $22,185.08 behind. According to the legal documents, Trick Daddy has until July 2nd to pay off what he owes. If he fails to do so, his entire bankruptcy case will be dismissed and he’ll be responsible for all his debt and be subject to a visit from collections.
SAWEETIE PUSHES BACK HER DEBUT ALBUM AGAIN: Saweetie has revealed that she has decided to push back her debut album Pretty B*tch Music once again. During an interview with Complex, she said, “Pretty B*tch Music was supposed to come out this month, but I was really living with it. And one of my goals is for people to really feel something with every song, so I had to go back and reconstruct some songs. Just know that I’m a perfectionist and it’s on the way.”
NAS TO RELEASE 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF 'IT WAS WRITTEN' WITH NEW BONUS SONGS: In honor of the 25th anniversary of Nas' It Was Written, the rapper is set to release a special edition of the album which will contain two new bonus tracks, “Silent Murder,” and “Street Dreams (Bonus Verse).” In addition, the special edition is getting a limited physical release as well containing a 2LP Silver & Clear Galaxy Effect colored vinyl with a gatefold jacket. A colored 7″ vinyl single with “The Message” and “Street Dreams” will be available in a special 25th-anniversary bundle package that is expected to ship by September. The special edition album is due out on July 2nd.
Check out the tracklist below.
1. Album Intro
2. The Message
3. Street Dreams
4. I Gave You Power
5. Watch Dem N*ggas (featuring Foxy Brown)
6. Take It In Blood
7. Nas Is Coming (featuring Dr. Dre)
8. Affirmative Action (featuring AZ, Cormega and Foxy Brown)
9. The Set Up (featuring Havoc)
10. Black Girl Lost (featuring Joel “JoJo” Hailey)
13. Live N*gga Rap (featuring Mobb Deep)
14. If I Ruled the World (Imagine That) (featuring Lauryn Hill)
15. Silent Murder
16. Street Dreams (Bonus Verse)