EMINEM AND SNOOP DOGG TO PERFORM IN VIRTUAL REALITY: This weekend, Eminem and Snoop Dogg will transform the Video Music Awards stage for a first of its kind performance of “From the D 2 The LBC.” Hosted by LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj, and Jack Harlow, the show airs live on Sunday (8-28) at 8pm ET on MTV.
SOCIAL MEDIA REACTS TO DRAKE'S NEW MAN BUN: Social media was in a frenzy last night (August 25th) after Drake debuted a new hairstyle: a man bun. He posted a photo of the new hairstyle, along with the caption, “Give this guy a name.” Some of Drake's famous friends chimed in on his new look. Quavo wrote, “RAZOR AUBREY RAMONE aka SCOTT HALL,” while rapper Riff Raff chimed in, “You about 3 months shy of a Million Dollar Mullet I see what you doin. RiCõ Rackeroni.”
NICKI MINAJ SEEMINGLY RESPONDS TO LEAKED FOOTAGE OF HUSBAND'S ACCUSER: A video leaked earlier this week of Jennifer Hough, the woman that Nicki Minaj's husband was convicted of sexually assaulting, where she was seen discussing the statute of limitation on perjury and her decision to recant her story against Petty. In the series of clips that surfaced, Hough explained how she was pressured into pressing charges against Petty. However, she also provided a detailed account of her attempts to have the charges against Petty dropped. She explained how she told the judge during the sentencing that she was the person who filed the charges against Petty but she was told to refer to the D.A. who shot her down. In response, Nicki liked a tweet from a fan who wrote,”Justice for the Petty's! No wonder Nicki stood by her man side because all along she knew the truth and so did us REAL Barbz that actually followed the case and read documents and didn't goby social media opinions but went by facts!” Shortly after, #JusticeForThePettys began to trend.
MEGAN THEE STALLION SAYS FANS INSTIGATE BEEFS BETWEEN FEMALE RAPPERS: During an interview on Caresha Please, Megan Thee Stallion said that fans instigate beefs between female rappers. She said, “I feel like, just friends in general, like, when you know your friend might not feel like so good about somebody, do you like, go out your way to be like, 'Okay, b*tch, I'm not f*ckin' with you. Period.” Yung Miami responded,”I feel like, when you know one person got beef with another person, you wanna be loyal. You wanna not really get into what they got going on because it's like, if JT don't f*ck with somebody, I don't f*ck with you.” Megan added, “That's different, that's like your real friend. I feel like everybody—I feel like, this generation of girls, like, it's kinda reminding me of how the girls was in the '90s. I feel like the girls back then, like, they didn't even—if they even wasn't on the song, they would still be at the video shoot, you know what I'm sayin'?”
THE GAME GETS WOMAN TO DRINK FROM TRASH CAN FOR BALENCIAGA SHOES: The Game has a new video series called “ANYTHING?” and on the first installment of the Internet seies, the rapper approaches a fan in the mall and asked if she liked Balenciaga. When she responded that she would do “anything” for Balenciaga shoes, Game challenged her, saying, “You gotta dig in the trash can, the first thing you find food-wise, you gotta eat it.” The fan actually dug through the garbage and drank liquid from a Starbucks cup. Game kept his promise and bought her a pair of Balenciaga shoes.