KENDRICK LAMAR ACCUSED OF PLAGIARIZING NEW JERSEY RAPPER'S VIDEO CONCEPT IN 'THE HEART PART 5': Kendrick Lamar is being accused of stealing the concepts for his latest video The Heart Part 5. According to Uproxx, NJ rapper AK's “Family Tree” video shows the rapper morphing into Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Jay Z, Lil Wayne and Kendrick Lamar — much like “The Heart Part 5.” AK wrote on Instagram yesterday morning, “Maybe I’m fooling myself for thinking that Kendrick saw my video and was like, ‘Damn, that’s so good that I want to do it myself.'” He continued, “I was under Universal; he is under Universal. I did that video in 2020 with Universal. Obviously, the song didn’t do as good as if Kendrick was to do it, but the concept was so sick and I f*cking don’t know, but it’s the same exact thing — it’s a backdrop, it’s him in front of it, it’s one take.” Kendrick's final TDE album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers will be released this Friday, May 13th.
CARDI B GIVES RIHANNA PARENTING ADVICE: Cardi B shared some parenting advice for Rihanna. The rapper told TMZ, “It comes so naturally. It really comes naturally. So many people give you advice. Once it’s in there, that mother instinct comes out.”
TRAVIS SCOTT TO PERFORM AT THE 2022 BILLBOARD AWARDS: Travis Scott is set to perform at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. Other performers include Silk Sonic, Ed Sheeran, Burna Boy, Latto, Maxwell, Megan Thee Stallion, and Mary J. Blige, who will receive the Billboard Icon Award. The Billboard Music Awards, which will be hosted by Diddy, will air live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 15th at 8pm EST.
2018 FELONY ROBBERY CASE AGAINST YG HAS BEEN FORMALLY DISMISSED: According to TMZ, 2018 felony robbery case against YG has been dropped due to the rapper reportedly settling out of court with the alleged victim. Back in 2018, YG turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest in Las Vegas and was released after paying the $20,000 bail. The alleged incident occurred at the Cosmopolitan Hotel when an unidentified man approached YG and asked to take a photo with him. Things went left when YG’s entourage apparently turned the guy away. Afterwards, the man told the rapper that he was not a real celebrity and snatched off his chain. The victim also sued for $250,000, claiming that the rapper's squad beat him up before he snatched his chain.
YUNG JOC EXPLAINS CHILD ABANDONMENT CHARGES: Yung Joc opened up about his arrest in Gwinnett County jail for child abandonment. During his radio show, Joc — who is the father of right with four different baby mothers, said that the arrest stemmed from an incident with one of these mothers. Joc admitted to paying $5000 a month in child support to this particular mother and going above and beyond what was necessary, in order to keep her happy. But with his upcoming wedding to fellow Love & Hip-Hop star Kendra Robinson coming up, Joc said, “I had been paying so much money up ahead, to stay ahead, not just to stay ahead, but because I don’t want no smoke. Once I realized, I don’t have to pay this much money…” He went on to say that once he realized he was paying too much, he attempted to involve their attorneys and establish the appropriate amount for his child support payments. However, when Joc approached the mother about a reduction in his child support payments, the mother got upset. Since they were unable to agree upon an appropriate amount, the baby mama took the matter to the police and an arrest warrant was issued.