Megan Thee Stallion is sharing the story behind her now-infamous mugshot.
A photo of Megan Thee Stallion getting booked in 2015 has been making the rounds online. The mugshot was subjected to a ton of assumptions, theories, and fan-fiction before the rapper finally fessed up. According to Megan, this was a lover’s quarrel gone awry. Thee Stallion says she was 19-years-old at the time and was in a “beautiful” toxic relationship – a common profile.
While at a public event in 2015 with her then-boyfriend, Megan learned that he had fathered a child outside of their relationship that must have been kept secret from her for quite some time because the child was already born.
The “Hot Girl Summer” rapper was sure to make the disclaimer that she does not in any way support domestic violence before she proceeded with the rest of the story that entailed a small scuffle that ensued between her and her boyfriend at the time.
Megan Thee Stallion says it was nothing serious enough to get him arrested over, and she denied that he laid a hand on her when cops pulled up and questioned the incident. Meg’s darling other half wasn’t too inclined to return the favor, though. According to the rapper, her ex was really “gassing” up the situation, telling authorities that Megan hit him in the eye, among other assaults. I think we can all guess what happens next. Meg’s mugshot is created and is instantly a moment in history without even knowing it.
The rapper who is clearly in a much better, much happier place now looked free of any resentment or regret as she told the story of her teenage arrest. I guess she’s really not that different from most of us. The rapper is, after all, a current college student. It’s always good to be reminded that some of these huge artists are just ordinary people like you and me if we were rich.
Chris Brown’s Ex Says Their Daughter Royalty Will Be A Bigger Star Than Him
Royalty Brown is the real star of the family.
Chris Brown’s oldest child, Royalty, showed off her singing voice in a recent video posted by her mom, Nia Guzman. The clip shows the sweet 5-year-old passionately singing the lyrics to the country pop hit “10,000 Hours”, before remixing the song to sing a bit about doing the dishes and how much she loves her mom. Chris’ ex posted the video to her Instagram feed with the caption, “I LOVE YOU MY BABY…MY ROYALTY!”, quickly receiving many messages of adoration and support for the performance.
Followers commented to compliment Royalty’s voice and encourage her to keep pursuing a career in music. One comment referred to Royalty’s famous father, saying, “She is going to be just like her daddy! Royalty is going to be an amazing singer, artists, and dancer.” Nia responded to the comment to say, “She is going to be everything he is and MORE!”
Royalty has been appearing more often in the public eye over the last couple of years, most notably for her artistic leanings. She has been seen singing and dancing, even suffering a minor head injury after trying to master her dad’s famous “spin” move. While she might not be on her father’s level quite yet when it comes to stage presence and performance skills, she is showing great promise for someone so young. Chris recently shared a video of his daughter dancing to his song “Gimme That” while drawing on some of the crump-style moves that helped make Chris famous.
Royalty Brown was born to Chris and Nia in 2014, although the two were not in a relationship at the time that the pregnancy was announced. Last year, Chris welcomed his second child with ex-girlfriend Ammika Harris. The two announced the birth of a little boy named Aeko Catori in December 2019. Only time will tell if both children have what it takes to be stars.
Nicki Minaj Looks Stunning In Pink In Trinidad
Nicki Minaj has never hidden her love for pink, and she wasn’t about to start when she returned to her home country.
The “Yikes” rapper was born in Trinidad and Tobago and lived with her grandmother in Saint James, Port of Spain, until she was five. Although she has proudly made a name for herself as a rapper from Queens (even naming her fourth studio album “Queen”), she has never forgotten the land of her birth.
Nicki Minaj ventured to Trinidad and Tobago this week and posted a snap of herself looking thoughtful but relaxed in Port of Spain. The 37-year-old did not caption the pic, but we think the image speaks for itself. Dressed head to toe in her favorite color, Nicki brought the pink fire by wearing a practically-neon bright wig, a striped pink and white jumpsuit, a floral cap, and matching bikini top, while clutching a magenta bag.
What is even more telling is that Nicki exposed her midriff. For the past few days, Nicki and her husband, Kenneth Petty, have been followed by rumors that she is expecting their first child. To be fair, Nicki was the one who gave us the idea in the first place… she posted a video to Instagram that included her man rubbing her belly ahead of their trip to the Caribbean island and previously teased that there is “a lot to celebrate”.
Nicki has attempted to shut down all pregnancy whispers, replying to fans’ questions in her IG with, “Why I feel like I’m about to get a beating? Y’all swear y’all my mother chile. I’m pregnant with so many ideas for this album. It’ll be my best.”
She seems to be emphasizing this even further by showing off how flat her stomach is while on vacation.
Meek Mill Declares The Death Of Wack Music In 2020
Meek Mill has some great music plans for his fans this year.
Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill‘s Dream Chasers record label has been a success so far with talents like Yung Ro doing so well. Meek has also been working on his own music which he promises will have more substance. Just this month, Meek Mill released a new song with Justin Timberlake called “Believe.” The inspiring new track is an uplifting anthem that comes from a genuine place rather than that of vanity which has become more frequent in hip-hop music.
Meek Mill himself has been guilty of talking about his foreign cars, icy jewelry and luxury bachelor pads himself but the rapper says he is done with music that has no meaning. Meek took to Twitter to proclaim the end of trash music for 2020. “This year wack music will perish,” he tweeted.
After a social media trolling feud with his ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj, it seems Meek was headed down the wrong path for a minute there but it looks like rapper knows what he’s about. Meek Mill has a lot to look forward to this year with his label producing some pretty great artists as he releases his own material as well. The Philly rapper also has a baby on the way with his partner Milano, CEO of Milano De Rouge and Philadelphia native as well.
The social media era has made music much more accessible for fans and much more marketable for artists. That being said, it’s great that Meek Mill has found purpose to promoting the right messages through song. We can’t wait to hear what else he has planned for 2020.
This year wack music will perish ??
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) February 24, 2020
Drake Reference Track Leaks From Dr. Dre’s Unreleased Album
While Drake’s songwriting abilities have been questioned in the past, we continue to see more proof that he is an extremely skilled lyricist.
It seems a reference track written by Drake and intended for Dr. Dre’s unreleased album, Detox, has leaked. The location of the leaked track is unclear, but reports have surfaced claiming that the song is floating around the web along with the reference track for PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “Don’t Run”.
The timeline of Dr. Dre’s Detox suggests that the track written by Drake was likely created in the early 2000s. Dre enjoyed incredible success in those years after establishing Aftermath Entertainment and debuting Eminem’s first album, The Slim Shady LP. Dre’s second solo album, 2001, brought us some of the most memorable songs of the time period, including, “Still D.R.E.”, “The Next Episode”, and “Xxxplosive”. Shorty after all this recognition, Dre announced his third studio album, which he often referred to as his intended final album.
According to reports, Dre spent the next decade working on tracks with more than twenty rappers, singers, and producers including Eminem, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Kendrick Lamar, T.I., Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and Mary J. Blige. Dre seemed to go back and forth on whether to release the album before deciding that the project would never see the light of day.
The concept of Dre hiring writers for his expertly produced tracks is nothing new, considering the hip-hop legend has always described himself as more of a producer than a rapper. Despite claims that Drake hired a ghostwriter for several of his tracks on If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake has actually been credited with several songwriting accolades, even recently being recognized by Snoop Dogg for his songwriting on an old Alicia Keys track.
Fans aren’t sure what to make of this new information regarding Detox, but we can only hope talks of releasing the album will be ignited once again.
Kendrick Lamar And The Weeknd Sued Over Black Panther Hit Track ‘Pray for Me’
One of Kendrick Lamar’s biggest hits is now at the center of a heated lawsuit.
The Brooklyn band Yeasayer is accusing Kendrick Lamar and the Weeknd of copyright infringement for their 2018 track, “Pray For Me.” Yeasayer claims the mega-stars stole vocals from them to enhance the chorus for their hit track for Black Panther.
The now-defunct experimental, rock band, Yeasayer, is suing mega-stars Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd for copyright infringement for their collaboration on the 2018 Black Panther soundtrack “Pray for Me.” In the suit, Yeasayer claims the song infringes on the band’s 2007 track, “Sunrise.”
According to TMZ, the legal documents state that “Pray For Me” contains an unaccredited sample of “Sunrise.” The portion in question is described in the lawsuit as a “distinctive choral performance… comprised of male voices singing in their highest registers, with animated, pulsing vibrato.” According to the band, which split-up in December (2019), says the sample appeared in the Black Panther track in as many as eight different places.
The band alleges that the Weeknd, Lamar and the rest of the creative team behind “Pray for Me” took the snippet of “Sunrise,” reworked the vocals and then used the material in a “substantial portion” of “Pray for Me.” Along with Lamar and the Weekend, Yeasayer’s suit names “Pray for Me,” producers Doc McKinney and Frank Dukes as defendants.
While many fans may have thought the echoing high-pitched howl stemmed from the Weeknd, Yeasayer claims the vocals are their own.
Yeasayer wants all sales to stop and for the record to be taken off the shelves. The band members are also seeking licensing rights of the song, and an undisclosed amount in damages and the profits from “Pray for Me.”
TMZ reached out to both Kendrick and The Weeknd’s teams for comment but received no response.
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