JAY Z RESPONDS TO BILLIONAIRE CRITICISM: During a Twitter Spaces with DJ Khaled earlier this week, Jay Z spoke on being hip hop's first billionaire and facing criticism as a capitalist. He said, “Before it was the American dream. Pull yourself by the bootstraps and you can make it in America. All these that America told us our whole life and then when we start gettin' it, they try to lock us out it. They start inventing words like 'capitalist' and you know, things like that. I mean, We've been called n***** and monkeys and sh*t. Those words y'all come up with, you gotta come up with stronger words.” He continued, “We went our alternative route, we made this music, we did our thing. You know, we hustled, we f*cking killed ourselves to get to this space and now, it's like, eat the rich. Man, we're not stopping. We came from selling seven records and selling records out of our trunk. No radioplay.”
NICKI MINAJ DROPS 'SUPER FREAKY GIRL' VIDEO:Nicki Minaj dropped the new visuals for her new #1 single “Super Freaky Girl.” The clip stars Hunger Games actor Alexander Ludwig. The new single will be featured on her upcoming sixth studio album.
J. COLE NAMED AS THE COVER ATHLETE FOR NBA 2K23 'DREAMER EDITION': J. Cole has been named as the cover athlete from NBA 2k23's Dreamer Edition, which is set to drop on September 9th. According to NBA.com, Cole will be featured in the MyCareer mode of the game, and the mode will feature his Dreamville artists Bas and Elite, who will help players “befriend J. Cole and capture the hearts and minds of the city.” Cole said in a statement, “NBA 2K has long been a place to discover new musical talent through their game and continues to be a gold standard for showcasing all things basketball culture. It’s been an amazing journey to not only appear on a cover of this year’s game but to be part of the MyCAREER storyline, soundtrack and bring the Dreamer brand into NBA 2K.”