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Lupe Fiasco Apologizes To Kendrick Lamar Over Lyricism Comments

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Lupe Fiasco caught a lot of heat when he questioned Kendrick Lamar skill set as a lyricist. Fiasco did not comment on his album sells, rather KDot as a “top tier lyricist” according to some tweets he shared in January.

During a recent Instagram Live session, which was reposted to YouTube on March 20, the Chicago MC apologizes for criticizing K. Dot’s talent.

Lupe starts off by sharing his regret of his previous statements, explaining how Lamar’s famous verse on “Control” was what triggered his opinions.

The rapper recently took to Instagram live to apologize for not respecting Lamar’s talent. “Maybe I should have just left it alone. Even though my impetus was the ‘Control’ verse,” he said in the video. “I mean you put yourself out there like that. So, you opened yourself up to critique…I apologize for even engaging and talking about n—– careers, I’ll never do that s— again.” However, the rapper made it clear that the beef he retains with Cleveland artist Kid Cudi is alive and well. “F— Cudi. Forever,” he said, “that n—- will never get an apology from me. F— that b—-.”

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Nicki Minaji Shut Down SNL With Her Chun Li Performance

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Ahead of her upcoming album, Queen, Nicki Minaj returned to SNL for her third time as the show’s musical guest.

For her initial performance of “Chun-Li”, she wore traditional Japanese garb associated with the song’s Street Fighter character namesake. She was also flanked by Asian dancers and the stage was decorated with an Asian-style pavilion.

She recently performed the track live with Future during a surprise appearance at Rolling Loud.

Before the show, Minaji said she had a surprise in store for fans.  “I’ll perform a song you never heard b4,” she added. “My fave on the album. plus my second song. You can prob guess what that’s gonna be.”

She didn’t deliver on that promise instead of a new track, Nicki brought out Playboi Carti for his song “Poke It Out”. The track was already featured on his album Die Lit.

 

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Killer Mike And 2 Chainz Link Up For “Black Power. White Powder”

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Killer Mike finds a new rap partner for “White Powder/Black Power”. The colab track with 2 Chainz is from the Netflix, Rapture docuseries.

2 Chainz verse hits hard with him depicting growing up in the A. “College Park that my stompin’ ground/Used to trap out the apartments/Got my baggies and digi scale/Bought a doll out the Starship/Got my first slab outta Bouldercrest/Got my second slab outta Bouldercrest/Got my third slab Bouldercrest/By my fourth slab I was paying rent.”

Netflix, Def Jam and Mass Appeal Records have now released a new soundtrack EP for the show. Among songs from Nas, G-Eazy, TI, and more.

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Future Closes Rolling Loud By Bringing Out Nicki Minaji

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Future was the headliner for the last night of Rolling Loud and the Atlanta native didn’t disappoint.

Future set on Sunday night was guess heavy with the likes of Ace Hood, Chris Brown, but the show stopper had to be Nicki Minaji.  She performed her new single, “Chun-Li,” and her collaborative track with Migos and Cardi B, “MotorSport.”

Future and Nicki have collaborated several times in the past. She featured on his 2014 track “Rock Star” and later on his 2017 track “You Da Baddest.” They also both contributed to DJ Khaled’s Major Key track “Do You Mind.”

Nicki recently announced her new album Queen, which is out June 15. Meanwhile, Future has been busy this year. Beyond releasing a new song, “I.C.W.N.T.,” he recently collaborated with Chance the Rapper, Nas, Schoolboy Q, and DJ Khaled, JAY-Z, and Beyoncé.

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