YOUNG THUG DENIED BOND AGAIN IN YSL RICO CASE: According to 11 Alive, Young Thug was denied bond once again in his YSL RICO case. Fulton County Judge Ural Glanville announced the decision yesterday (August 18th), saying, “I’ve considered the proffers made by the state, I’ve considered the arguments of the defense,” the judge said. “At this point in time, though, Mr. Adams and Mr. Steele, I am still not convinced by what you’ve argued … I’m going to deny bond at this time.” He continued: “It is not lost on me that your client remains in custody. It is not lost on me your client enjoys the presumption of innocence. I respect that all of you, as seasoned advocates, and I understand fully that there are differences in bond and differences in what may be pled at trial. And I understand that you all as defendants don’t have any responsibility at all to present anything. The government has the responsibility to present and prove everything that’s alleged in the indictment.”
KANYE WEST SPEAKS ON HIS YEEZY CLOTHING BEING DISPLAYED IN GARBAGE BAGS: During an interview with Fox News, Kanye West responded to the backlash he received for displaying his new Yeezy line in garbage bags. He said, “Look man, I’m an innovator. And I’m not here to sit up and apologize about my ideas. That’s exactly what the media tries to do. Make us apologize for any idea that doesn’t fall under exactly the way they want us to think.” Ye added that “we should not clown the creators and innovators” because it'll compromise creativity. Kanye said that he was using construction bags — not garbage bags — to provide an “informal” experience where people can just dig in and grab the item that they want. He explained, “This is not a joke. This is not a game. This is not just some celebrity collaboration. This is my life,” Kanye explained. “I'm fighting for a position to be able to change clothing and bring the best design to the people.”
DIDDY AND JERMAINE DUPRI AGREE TO 'HIT FOR HIT' BATTLE IN ATLANTA: Although Swizz Beatz and Timbaland are currently in a legal war with Triller over Verzuz, Diddy and Jermaine Dupri have agreed to have a “hit for hit” battle in Atlanta. During an IG Live, Diddy told JD, “J.D., if you want that smoke, you can get that smoke anytime. Since we ain't f*ckin' around with Verzuz no more since because they f*ckin' around with our boys, we don't need to be going against each other. Let's come together and do that Bad Boy, So So Def in Atlanta… It ain't no Verzuz, it's just hit for hit.” Dupri agreed.
LIL UZI DISSES RODDY RICCH'S OUTFIT: Lil Uzi unknowingly dissed Roddy Ricch's outfit. Yesterday (August 19th), Khaled teased a new single with 21 Savage, Lil Durk, and Roddy Ricch. Uzi had something to say about Roddy's boots, saying “Who is this I only saw the boots I hope this a normal person.” Roddy later responded, “U juss mad these size 8s was n ya b*tch get over it.”
DOJA CAT IS BEING ACCUSED OF STEALING ROLLING RAY'S VIRAL PHRASE 'GIVING WHAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO GAVE': Doja Cat has been accused of stealing Rolling Ray's viral phrase “Giving What It's Supposed to Gave.” The rapper shared a text video on Twitter, of herself saying the words, “It was supposed to give but it did not give what needed to be gave to the highest of giving.” She also dropped off her “itsgivingwebsite.com” link. It's being reported that the phrase will be connected to an upcoming clothing line or branding.