Supreme Court Denies Meek Mill’s Request For New Judge

 Meek Mill has temporarily lost his bid to remove the judge overseeing his probation violation case. The rapper spent five months in prison before his release in April, after lawmakers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania overturned Judge Genece Brinkley’s decision to keep him locked up for violating his probation, linked to a 2008 drug and gun bust. His punishment was widely considered overly harsh and Brinkley was accused of waging a personal vendetta against him. Meek’s lawyers have been working to remove the judge from the case and vacate the original conviction, claiming the arresting officer was named as part of a local police corruption scandal. However, judges at Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court have now temporarily denied the rapper’s request to remove Brinkely, but they have left the door open for Meek to file another motion at his court hearing on June 18.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Will Not Remove Judge Brinkley From Meek Mill’s Case

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Pusha T Releases Video For “If You Know You Know”

Pusha T is fresh off the release of his third studio album a few weeks ago called DAYTONA, and the intro song “If You Know You Know” will serve as the first single off the album. Now Pusha released has the official video for “If You Know You Know” exclusively on Spotify. In the video portrays racial injustice & police misconduct as home footage of cops pulling him over appear throughout the clip. You can check out the official video on Spotify and look for it to hit Youtube in the next few days. 

Watch Pusha T’s New Video ‘If You Know You Know’

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Travis Scott To Perform At The 2nd Annual NBA Awards

Travis Scott will be taking his talents to the NBA to perform at the awards NBA Awards show airing on TNT later this month. In its second year, the NBA Awards are set to feature Travis perform fan favorites like “Butterfly Effect” and “Goosebumps.” This year’s ceremony will honor the league’s top athletes from its past seasons and unveil the winners of prestigious titles such as NBA Rookie of the Year and the NBA MVP.  Meanwhile, fans still await the arrival of Scott’s highly-anticipated album, Astroworld, the follow-up to his 2016 effort, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. Last month, Scott debuted “Watch” featuring Kanye West and Lil Uzi Vert. The NBA awards will air on June 25 at 9 p.m. EST on TNT.

Travis Scott Set to Perform at the 2018 NBA Awards

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Trey Songz Sued For Allegedly Assaulting A Woman At A Strip Club

Trey Songz legal woes continue.  The singer is being taken to court by a woman who claims she was mentally and physically injured after she approached Trey for a photo outside a strip club in Philadelphia last year. The unnamed female claims that when she and her cousin attempted to get a photo with Songz, he grabbed and twisted her arm and wrist. In her lawsuit, she claims that she has undergone psychiatric treatment after falling into a depression over the incident, adding she could end up facing “cosmetic disfigurement” following the assault. The woman’s cousin has also filed her own lawsuit against the 33-year-old singer, claiming while she was trying to snap a pic, her allegedly smacked the phone out of her hand, hitting it into her face and breaking her glasses; she’s suing Trey for medical expenses and other damages.

Trey Songz Sued By Another Woman Over Alleged Strip Club Parking Lot Attack

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Kendrick Lamar And Post Malone To Headline 2018 Music Midtown Festival In Atlanta

The lineup for the upcoming Music Midtown festival in Atlanta was just announced and will feature Kendrick Lamar and Post Malone. The two will be headlining the September festival, which will also feature appearances from Gucci Mane and Saint Jhn. Music Midtown is being promised as an eclectic mix of music, blending pop, rock, electronic, hip-hop and more. The event will take place at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Sept. 15 and Sept. 16. Tickets for the festival go on sale on June 15. Check out the full Music Midtown lineup below.

Music Midtown to include Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone and Fall Out Boy

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Nicki Minaj And Lil Wayne Reunite For New Song

After announcing her “NICKIHNDRXX Tour” with Future on Monday, Nicki Minaj is sharing her new song with Lil Wayne. Dubbed “Rich Sex”, the two longtime collaborators brag about their wealth and other NSFW subjects. “Rich Sex” comes after Minaj dropped the singles “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li”. It also follows Minaj and Wayne’s previous collaborations, including “No Frauds” from 2017 and 2014’s “Only”.  Minaj’s album entitled Queen officially hits stores Friday, June 15th. Minaj is expected to drop one last single from the LP, her Ariana Grande-featuring “Bed”, on Thursday.

Nicki Minaj Drops “Rich Sex” Featuring Lil Wayne

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Lil’ Kim Files For Bankruptcy, Claiming $4 Million In Debt

Lil Kim has filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy citing millions in outstanding debts. Kim allegedly filed last month, but details about her finances were reported by multiple news outlets on Friday. According to TMZ, Kim is $4 million in debt, which she offered to settle with a $5,500 monthly payment plan. Her outstanding bills include a $2.5 million loan for her New Jersey home, $1,845,451 million in unpaid taxes, and $186,000 in legal bills. She also offered to settle the debt by selling her home, or adjusting her mortgage payments, according to the site. The bankruptcy documents reportedly indicate that Kim is also the sole financial provider for her 3-year-old daughter, Royal Reign. A bankruptcy hearing is scheduled for next month. Kim is working on a new album slated to drop somtime this year.

Lil’ Kim Files For Bankruptcy, Over $4M In The Red

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Eminem Faces Backlash For Using Realistic Gun Shot Sounds During 2018 Bonnaroo Festival Performance

Eminem is facing criticism from some fans after the use realistic gun shot sounds during his performance at the 2018 Bonnaroo Festival, which left some people rattled. Eminem closed out the show on Saturday, June 9, with a performance of “Kill You,” from his 2000 album, The Marshall Mathers LP.  In video of the show, people are seen turning up to the track, which abruptly closes with a very loud gun shot sound effect that scares many in the crowd. After the show, some fans hopped on Twitter to express their disgust. The outrage comes on the heels of news that a man was found dead at the Tennessee festival on Friday (June 8). Foul play is not suspected in his death. Check out video from Eminem’s show and people’s reactions.

Eminem Faces Backlash For Gunshot Sound Effect At Bonnaroo 2018

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Despite Rumors, Beyoncé And Jay-Z Did Not Show Picture Of Their Twins Rumi And Sir During ‘On The Run II’ Tour

Beyonce and Jay Z sent fans into a spin by posing with two babies in photos projected onto the screen on the first night of their On The Run II Tour in the UK on Wednesday. The crowd – and fans on Twitter – went into a frenzy after they shared what appeared to be a series of family snaps on stage at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in Wales. But it turns out the babies in the now viral images were NOT their own twins Sir and Rumi.  Elsewhere during the concert, the couple shared home video footage with fans, leaving many perplexed about their decision to pose with two kids who aren’t their own. The twins, who will turn one on June 13, have rarely been seen in public and the couple has only shared one image of them before. 

FANS went wild when they thought Beyonce and JAY-Z unveiled new pictures of their twins.

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The Game Loses $20M Lawsuit Against Viacom

Rapper The Game has lost his legal battle with bosses at media firm Viacom after a judge ruled they were not financially responsible for a sexual assault lawsuit involving a contestant on his dating show. The Game, real name Jayceon Taylor, lost the 2015 suit brought against him by Priscilla Rainey, who claimed she was assaulted while filming a scene in a Los Angeles bar for She’s Got Game, in which women competed for the MC’s affection. He denied the accusations and is currently appealing the $7.1 million ruling. 

The Game Loses $20M Lawsuit Against Viacom

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