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    Lil Durk Reacts to Yaya Mayweather Throwing Tantrum Over His Pooh Shiesty Collab Playing

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    Before Durk responds, his fans are quick to mock the daughter of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. as one writes in an Instagram comment, ‘Lmfao she damn near about to cry over a song!’

    Feb 25, 2021
    AceShowbiz – A clip of Iyanna Mayweather a.k.a. Yaya Mayweather whining while asking DJ to turn off Lil Durk and Pooh Shiesty’s collab “Back in Blood” went viral and it didn’t take long for the Durk to catch wind of it. Even though the rapper didn’t personally address the matter, he could be seen responding to it on his Twitter account.
    On Wednesday, February 24, “The Voice” musician retweeted a post by Calboy that appeared to be a response to Yaya not feeling the song. “We don’t turn off @lildurk or @Pooh_shiesty over here,” so he tweeted.
    In the said video, which was taken during her Yacht trip with her family, the 20-year-old could be heard demanding someone to turn off “Back in Blood” as it played in the background. “Turn this weak a** song off … Turn it off,” the daughter of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. yelled.

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    Before Durk reacted to it, his fans were quick to mock Yaya. “Lmfao she damn near about to cry over a song!” someone wrote in an Instagram comment. “she be getting on my nerves & ion know why,” another user said.
    Some others, meanwhile, suggested that Yaya refused to play songs by other male rappers than her baby daddy NBA YoungBoy (YoungBoy Never Broke Again) in an attempt to get his attention. “baby you not supporting other artist is not gone make that man want you,” one opined. Similarly, another person wrote, “That man already moved on and had other kids baby… you gonna get yourself hurt.”
    Just recently, Yaya was slammed online for unsafely holding her newborn baby, whom she shares with YoungBoy, aboard a moving yacht. “Tell her stop bouncing so hard u got that bay in hands one slip done,” one Internet user told her. Similarly, someone said, “Be careful holding dat babi.”
    Some others didn’t mince their words as one wrote, “Yaya Mayweather is mentally challenged, like development is lacking. As is her father, I think she’s a bit worse off even. It only took me one video to see that. I’m not at all being funny either.” Another comment read, “Poor yaya smh. With a dad like Mayweather…who is surprised about this foolishness.”

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    Report: New York City’s Arts and Recreation Employment Down by 66 Percent

    #masthead-section-label, #masthead-bar-one { display: none }At HomeBake: Maximalist BrowniesListen: To Pink SweatsGrow: RosesUnwind: With Ambience VideosAdvertisementContinue reading the main storySupported byContinue reading the main storyReport: New York City’s Arts and Recreation Employment Down by 66 PercentThe New York State comptroller’s office details the effects of the pandemic’s devastation and says a full recovery would be made only with government assistance.The arts, entertainment and recreation sector had seen the largest drop of all the parts of the city’s economy, the report says.Credit…David S. Allee for The New York TimesFeb. 24, 2021, 1:59 p.m. ETEmployment in New York City’s arts, entertainment and recreation sector plummeted by 66 percent from December 2019 to December 2020, according to a report released on Wednesday by the New York State Comptroller’s office that detailed the economy’s devastation from the coronavirus and the serious obstacles to recovery.The report from Thomas DiNapoli’s office said that the sector had seen the largest drop of all the parts of the city’s economy. A full comeback, it said, would depend upon significant government assistance.The sector “is a cornerstone of the city’s ability to attract businesses, residents and visitors alike,” the report said. “Yet the sector relies on audiences who gather to take part in shared experiences, and this way of life has been significantly disrupted by the pandemic.”Although nearly all business has been affected by the pandemic, its impact on arts, entertainment and recreation entities has been particularly striking.From 2009 to 2019, employment in the sector — which in this report includes performing arts, spectator sports, gambling, entertainment, recreation, museums, parks and historical sites — grew by 42 percent, faster than the 30 percent rate for total private sector employment.In 2019, according to the report, more than 90,000 people in 6,250 establishments were employed in the arts, entertainment and recreation. Those jobs had an average salary of $79,300 and provided $7.4 billion in total wages. In addition to businesses with employees, the report said, there are a large number of people who were self-employed, including artists and musicians.In February 2020, just before the pandemic shutdown in New York City, nearly 87,000 people were employed in the arts, entertainment and recreation sector there, the report said. Many major institutions announced closures on March 12. A statewide stay-at-home order went into effect on March 22. By April, employment in the sector stood at 34,100 jobs.Budgets at arts and recreation establishments have been “decimated,” the report said, and some organizations and facilities have struggled even as they were able to reopen, saying reduced revenues because of capacity restrictions, as well as diminished ticket sales, have limited income and necessitated budget cuts.Many performing arts venues are still closed. Most Broadway theaters do not expect to reopen until June at the earliest, the report noted, adding that the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Ballet announced they would not be reopening until September.“Arts and recreation face an uphill climb to recover from the damage wrought,” the report said, adding: “The challenges facing the arts and entertainment sector require direct and impactful support from policymakers to maintain the city’s extensive cultural offerings.”AdvertisementContinue reading the main story More

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    6ix9ine Shows Cease and Desist Letter Sent by Meek Mill Over 'ZAZA' Music Video

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    It arrives after the ‘GOOBA’ rapper inserted footage of their verbal fight in his music video, which has gained more than 30 million views, for his new song that he released on Friday, February 19.

    Feb 24, 2021
    AceShowbiz – The beef between Tekashi69 (6ix9ine) and Meek Mill doesn’t show any sign of stopping. If anything, it further escalates after the former inserted footage of their verbal fight in his music video for his new song “ZAZA” which he released on Friday, February 19.
    The trolling apparently prompts Meek and his team of lawyers to send a cease and desist letter to Tekashi as they tried to get the video removed from the internet. “Meek Mill wrote a letter to my lawyers. He said we are bullying him,” he shared in a picture that he posted on Instagram before attaching the very letter in the next slide.
    “HOW YOU START SOMETHING YOU CANT FINISH?????” he captioned the post. “HE WANT TO BE TAKEN OUT THE VIDEO BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE LAUGHING AT HIM.”

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    The letter saw Meek’s lawyers accusing Tekashi of unlawfully exploiting Meek’s likeness for commercial benefit without his authorization or consent. They also asked for the video, which has gained more than 31 million total views as of now, to be removed from all public platforms.
    Tekashi confronted Meek outside of a club in Miami on Saturday, February 13. In some videos that circulated online from the night, both were involved in a screaming match while bodyguards tried to stop things from getting physical.
    According to Meek, Tekashi planned to ambush him as he waited for him outside the club. “The headline should be: he waited outside a restaurant and popped up with the cops recording with his phone out! He tried to line me up to go to jail!” Meek tweeted after the showdown.
    “We did not run into eachother I was getting in my car he just popped out ….we almost was smoking on that 69 pack for the love of a viral moment ….. he tryna get something locked up no cap lol Why did he pick meeeee wtf lol. Then he said a Pooh shiesty bar to me wtf. I’m a real witness to that lol,” he went on writing.

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    Lil Uzi Vert Gets a Taste of Rock Through Blink-182 Collaboration

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    Teasing about a song off his band’s upcoming album, drummer Travis Barker claims that the joint project with the ‘You Was Right’ rapper is ‘more of a punk kind of like reggae-feeling song.’

    Feb 24, 2021
    AceShowbiz – Rapper Lil Uzi Vert is stepping into the world of rock by recording a new track with Blink-182.
    The band’s drummer, Travis Barker, has revealed the group has recruited Pharrell Williams to produce a song on their upcoming album, and it features a guest verse from Uzi.
    “There’s a song with Uzi that’s really, really cool that we did with Pharrell,” he told Spotify’s “Rock This with Allison Hagendorf” podcast.
    “I mean, it’s not like Blink’s making a rap song or anything. It’s like bringing Uzi over to our world. So it’s more of a punk kind of like reggae-feeling song.”

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    “I don’t think Blink will ever be anything but a pop-punk band,” Barker added. “That’s who we are, and I feel like our fans have journeyed with us when we’ve done songs like ‘Miss You’ or ballads like ‘Adam’s Song’.”

    Uzi isn’t the first rapper Blink-182 have worked with – they previously collaborated and toured with Lil Wayne, while Barker has worked with hip-hop star Trippie Redd, executive producing his new project “NEON SHARK vs. Pegasus”.
    The new Blink-182 album, the follow-up to 2019’s “Nine”, will also include a tune with singer Grimes, which Barker describes as “really, really cool”.
    The rockers are currently working to complete the project, ahead of a release later this year (2021).

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    Meek Mill Apologizes to Kobe Bryant's Widow in Private Following Insensitive Song Lyrics

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    The ‘Amen’ rapper claims he has personally reached out to Vanessa Bryant to offer his apology for seemingly disrespecting her late husband in his newly-leaked song.

    Feb 24, 2021
    AceShowbiz – Rapper Meek Mill has apologised to Kobe Bryant’s wife for referencing the sports legend’s helicopter death in his new song.
    Vanessa Bryant attacked Meek for his verse about her late husband, calling it “extremely insensitive and disrespectfull,” and now he has revealed he has apologised “in private.”
    “Nothing I say on my page directed to a internet viral moment or the family of a grieving woman!” he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday (23Feb21). “If you care about someone grieving change the subject!”
    Vanessa Bryant was upset when a snippet of Meek’s unreleased song with Lil Baby, “Kobe”, leaked last week (ends19Feb21).
    In it, Meek raps, “I’ll go out with my choppa / It’ll be another Kobe.”

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    The widow of the Los Angeles Lakers legend took to her Instagram Story on Monday night and wrote, “I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful. Period. I am not familiar with any of your music, but I believe you can do better than this. If you are a fan, fine, there’s a better way to show your admiration for my husband. This lacks respect and tact.”
    Before his apologetic statement, Meek Mill drew more outrage following a series of cryptic foul-mouthed messages on his Twitter. “I’m going back savage in this s**t … f#%k ya feelings!” he wrote without mentioning the controversy surrounding his song. “Ion trust people gotta play it raw …… Head taps for n#%ga tryna pull my card!”
    Although he didn’t mention Kobe’s name, he seemingly referred to the backlash as he continued, “Somebody promo a narrative and y’all follow it…. y’all internet antics cannot stop me ….s**t like zombie land or something! Lol.”
    “They paying to influence y’all now … its almost like mind control ‘wake up,’ ” he added.
    Meanwhile, he insisted he’s a fan of Kobe and Gianna by posting on Instagram a picture of a hat with Kobe’s and Gianna’s names on it.

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    Clive Davis Puts on Hold Pre-Grammy Event After Diagnosed With Bell's Palsy

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    The 88-year-old music mogul has been forced to postpone his upcoming star-studded pre-Grammy Awards celebration as he is receiving treatment for Bell’s Palsy.

    Feb 24, 2021
    AceShowbiz – Music mogul Clive Davis has been forced to postpone his upcoming pre-Grammy Awards celebration after he was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy.
    A representative for the famed producer, 88, has assured fans he is in good spirits and is receiving antibiotic and steroid treatment for the condition, which can cause temporary facial paralysis due to sudden muscle weakness.
    Davis is expected to make a full recovery in six to eight weeks, and as a result, his planned Grammys eve virtual bash on 13 March (21) has now been taken off the schedule, with officials hoping to stage it in May instead, according to Variety.

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    The special show had been due to feature the likes of Carlos Santana, Joni Mitchell, and Paul Simon, as well as Cher, Quincy Jones, Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, and Cyndi Lauper, among many others.
    Davis had previously hosted his first virtual event on 30 January, the eve of the original ceremony date, before Recording Academy bosses decided to postpone the prizegiving until 14 March as a result of rising coronavirus cases.
    That gig, the first of his two Recording Academy fundraisers, boasted appearances from stars such as Bruce Springsteen, Barry Gibb, Alicia Keys, John Legend, and Rod Stewart.
    Before the Bell’s Palsy diagnosis, Clive Davis was rumored to compile “a never-before-seen tribute to the greatest live performances of all time – not just from his party.” His upcoming second pre-Grammy event was also expected to feature “some extraordinarily insightful interviews with some of the biggest names in music.”

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    Beyonce's Mother Defends Jay-Z as He's Called 'Sellout' for Producing Super Bowl Halftime Show

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    Tina Knowles-Lawson has come to her son-in-law’s defense as he faces criticisms for being in charge of the Super Bowl LV halftime show headlined by The Weeknd.

    Feb 24, 2021
    AceShowbiz – Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles-Lawson has praised her son-in-law Jay-Z, calling the rapper a “true man” in a gushing open letter.
    Tina shared the letter to Instagram after it was announced that the “Empire State of Mind” star had sold 50 per cent of his champagne brand, Armand de Brignac, to luxury goods company LVMH’s Moet Hennessy.
    “Jay I salute you and your Latest venture … You are a bad ass brother and I hope that you continue to pave the way for others like you have in the past!!” Tina wrote. “And I have seen such extreme kindness and generosity so many times that people don’t even know anything about! You are a true man who has admitted publicly when you’ve made mistakes in a very brave and classy way! You have in turn influenced the Culture of Young Black Men. You are a Bad Ass brother. I love you so much!!”
    Tina also referenced the way that Jay, who shares three children with wife Beyonce, and his record label Roc Nation had helped curate the Super Bowl LV entertainment.

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    “Everyone was psyched about it! Each person that performed Jazmine Sullivan, H.E.R. and The Weekend all slaying their performances and making Black Excellence shine and us all proud,” she continued. “I could not help but remember when J took on being in charge of the Entertainment at the Super Bowl, and saying that things would never change unless we had someone on the inside that could make decisions. Someone at the top.”
    Despite the fact that he was called “a sellout” for the Super Bowl commitment, Jay “kept it moving” – with Tina commenting, “One thing that I’ve noticed about Jay is that he doesn’t let what people say bully him into not doing the things that he knows are right.”

    Beyonce’s Destiny’s Child bandmate Michelle Williams was among those commenting on Tina’s post, using red heart emojis to express her love of the letter.

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    Meek Mill Accused of Playing Victim Following Vanessa Bryant's Call Out Over Kobe Lyrics

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    Meek appears to show no remorse after Vanessa confronts Meek on Instagram over his lyrics in an unreleased song, writing, ‘Dear @meekmill , I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful.’

    Feb 23, 2021
    AceShowbiz – After being called out by Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa, Meek Mill continues to rant on social media. The Dream Chasers Records founder, who enraged people with insensitive reference on his unreleased collab with Lil Baby, took to Twitter to further complain over the backlash.
    Showing no remorse, Meek tweeted on Monday, February 22, “I don’t think we on the same signal y’all .. I don’t see what y’all see… I be looking at the net laughing like I did whet. I say random s**t all day on social.” He went on saying, “it becomes a trend to hate on me every once in a while but I feen off that s**t ima beast literally [diamond emoji].”
    In a separate tweet, the “Amen hitmaker” added, “Ima stay on this 100m chase to feed the kids ima dip from the crowd and stay in the vip.”

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    Some Internet users were not feeling his response as TV personality Dr. Emeka Okorocha wrote in the comment section of TheShadeRoom’s post, “Sometimes just apologise and keep it moving.” Meanwhile, Erica Banks said, “He should just be quiet….”
    Others urged Meek to just apologize over his disrespectful lyrics. “Just apologize tf!” one person commented with someone else asking, “So he not gonna apologize to her?” Echoing the sentiment, another person chimed in, “Man just admit you’re wrong.” Another person accused Meek of playing victim, writing, “I hate when ppl play victim.”
    His tweets arrived after Vanessa confronted Meek on Instagram earlier that day. “Dear @meekmill , I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful. Period,” so she wrote. “I am familiar with any of your music, but I believe you can do better than this. If you are a fan, fine, there’s a better way to show your admiration for my husband. This lacks respect and tact.”
    In the said track, Meek raps, “Yeah, and if I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper, it be another Kobe.” Following the initial backlash, he defended himself as he wrote on Thursday, February 18, “somebody promo a narrative and y’all follow it…. y’all internet antics cannot stop me ….s**t like zombie land or something! Lol. They paying to influence y’all now … its almost like mind control ‘wake up.’ ” He also shared a picture of a hat with Kobe and Gianna’s names on it, seemingly trying to show that he’s a fan of the late NBA legend.

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