Young Thug’s ‘Slime Language’ Tracklist Features Lil Uzi Vert, Gunna And More

Young Thug’s anticipated project, Slime Language, dropped Thursday, August 16. The 15-track record is a compilation mixtape, featuring guest appearances from Lil Uzi Vert, Gunna, Jacquees, Lil Baby, Karlae, Nechie, Hidoraah and more. Gunna and Hidoraah make multiple appearances on the project with Hidoraah appearing on two songs, while Gunna is featured on four tracks. On Wednesday Aug. 15, Thug shared the album news on Instagram. “On my BIRTHDAY????????????,” he wrote in the caption of a photo unveiling the Slime Language artwork.

Young Thug Unveils “Slime Language” Tracklist

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Rihanna And Donald Glover Shooting A Movie In Cuba

Rihanna and Donald Glover were spotted in Cuba on the set a movie shoot. The superstar duo was snapped on set in Cuba on Wednesday, and the photos went viral on social media. Sources close to Rihanna said that they are shooting a movie called Guava Island and some of these photos were taken from earlier this month. Rihanna was rocking long braids with Donald Glover as the two posed for a candid photo. Letitia Wright and Nonso Anozie are also a part of the film which was primarily shot in Cuba and “This Is America” director Hiro Murai is directing the film. Murai also directed several episodes for Glover’s hit comedy series Atlanta.  Rihanna is also currently working on her upcoming dancehall album, but the title or release date hasn’t been revealed yet.

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Teyana Taylor Drops Out Of Jeremih Tour Claiming Mistreatment

Teyana Taylor is dropping out of Jeremih’s “Later That Night Tour,” claiming in a tweet that she’s been “extremely mistreated.” “I’m sorry to all who has already purchased tickets to see me I will make sure everyone gets refunded!” she wrote to fans on Wednesday. Though Taylor didn’t detail what made her leave exactly, she blamed her tourmate, calling him “lazy, sneaky, jealous, conniving, and selfish.” Jeremih and Taylor were only two weeks into their tour, which kicked off on August 3 in Tampa, Florida.  Jeremih has yet to respond to Taylor’s announcement. Taylor plans to launch a solo tour, following the release of her highly-anticipated sophomore album K.T.S.E. in June. 

Teyana Taylor Drops Out Of “Later That Night” Tour Citing Jeremih’s “Diva” Antics

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50 Cent And Tekashi69 Shot At During Video Shoot In Brooklyn

According to published reports, 50 Cent and Tekashi69 were filming a music video for their song “Get The Strap” in Brooklyn on Tuesday Aug 14 with Uncle Murda and Casanova, when someone in a white Porsche with New Jersey license plates opened fire, shooting off at least 11 shots from a 9 mm semi-automatic weapon. Despite the attempt, no one was hit but police believe that the shooter was aiming for one of the rappers on set. In footage from the video shoot, 6ix9ine can be seen hanging out the window of an NYPD car. Cops are reviewing surveillance video, but so far no one has been taken into custody.

NYPD: Shots Fired As 50 Cent, 6ix9ine Film Music Video In Greenpoint

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Travis Scott Is Giving Away $100K To His Fans

On Tuesday August 14, Travis Scott announced via Twitter he’d be giving away $100,000 to anyone who can recite some lyrics from Astroworld.  “SO I KNOW ITS HARD FOR THE KIDS,” he wrote in all caps. “SO I DECIDED TO UNLOAD MY BANK ACCOUNT ON U GUYS. IM BUSTING DOWN $100,000 AND GIVING AWAY TO ANY FANS THAT CAN TWEET ME THERE CASH TAG WITH LYRICS FROM ASTRO. GANG !!”  As of press time, Scott has received over 27,000 comments from people hoping to get a little of that money. Astroworld debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart earlier this week, knocking out Drake’s Scorpion, which held the coveted spot for the previous five weeks. 

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Tyler, The Creator Announces 7th Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival Lineup

Tyler, The Creator has announced the lineup for 2018’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, which takes place November 10 and 11 at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium. Headliners will include Post Malone, Lauryn Hill, Kids See Ghosts (Kid Cudi and Kanye West), SZA, A$AP Rocky, Pusha T, Playboi Carti and, of course, Tyler himself.  Tyler founded the Camp Flog Gnaw event in 2012. In addition to the music, Camp Flog Gnaw also boasts carnival games, food and a ferris wheel. This year, Camp Flog Gnaw has partnered with PLUS1, so $1 from every pass sold will go to LAC+USC Breathmobile and BreatheLA, which promote clean air and healthy lungs through education, research, technology and advocacy. Tickets go on sale this Friday August 17 at 12 p.m.

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Nicki Minaj Premieres Music Video For “Ganja Burn”

Not only did Nicki Minaj drop her much-delayed new album Queen last Friday, on Monday Minaj released the music video for the opening track, “Ganja Burn.” The video was directed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, and it starts off with some title cards that lay out a narrative of a queen betrayed and eventually enacting revenge. Minaj emerges from the sand, followed from the ground by a couple skeleton minions. You can see the new video for Ganja Burn below.

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Janet Jackson Announces ‘Made For Now’ Single With Daddy Yankee

Janet Jackson and Daddy Yankee are collaborating on a new song. “Made for Now.” Jackson announced the news on social media Sunday, Aug. 12, revealing the cover art and release date. “From my lips…#MadeForNow with @daddyyankee 8/17,” she wrote on Instagram. Jackson also teased fans with the info at the 11th annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco, which she headlined Sunday night. On August 17, Jackson will perform the song for the first time live with Daddy Yankee on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. “Made For Now” was produced by Harmony Samuels, who has crafted tracks for Ariana Grande, Mary J. Blige, Maroon 5, and Jennifer Lopez.

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Kanye West Raps About Wife Kim Kardashian’s Sisters In New Song “XTCY”

Kanye West has surprised fans with a new song, which contains a shocking lyric about Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian as well as Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Early Saturday morning, the rapper, 41, released “XTCY” with DJ Clark Kent tweeting a link to the track. The husband of Kim Kardashian raps in the first verse:“You got sick thoughts? I got more of ’em/ You got a sister in law you would smash? I got four of them.” The cover art for West’s latest single is a photo of his wife with her four sisters at Kylie’s 21st birthday bash, which Kanye also attended at Delilah, a restaurant-lounge in Los Angeles on Thursday night. The premiere of “XTCY” follows the June 1 release of West’s album YE.

Kanye West Raps He ‘Would Smash’ Kim Kardashian’s Sisters in New Song ‘XTCY’

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Rapper Casanova Reportedly Wanted By Police For Allegedly Assaulting Woman

A warrant for rapper Casanova’s arrest has been issued by the NYPD. The rapper is accused of assaulting a woman at Good Stuff Diner in New York City. The victim, Niya Rucker, spoke to local news about the incident, which allegedly happened around 4:40 a.m. on Monday, August 6. Rucker claims Casanova and his crew attacked her because they thought she was live streaming a video of them on Instagram ,though she says she was merely trying to show off her food to her followers. Things became violent when they attempted to stop her and take her phone. According to Rucker, one man put her in a chokehold before dragging her out of a booth and across the diner. Casanova took her phone and deleted the video. Rucker suffered a broken jaw and lost a tooth in the altercation and had to get multiple stitches for a cut on her face. 

Casanova and His Crew Accused of Assaulting Woman for Filming Him on Instagram Live

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