A bummer of a game from the Charlotte Hornets, really.
Hey, it was certainly entertaining, complete with Frank Kaminsky one-man fast breaks, Tyler Hansbrough and Bismack Biyombo staredowns, and Toronto Raptors color-man Jack Armstrong referring to himself as “Joey Bagadonuts.
The Carolina Panthers’ pursuit of a 16-0 regular season fell by the wayside, but they’re still one win away from securing home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.
But they won’t be at full strength when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon.
The Panthers will hold Pro Bowl RB Jonathan Stewart and his bum foot out for the third consecutive week. Deep threat WR Ted Ginn Jr. is doubtful with a knee injury, and RB Fozzy Whittaker (ankle) won’t play. MVP frontrunner and Pro Bowl TE Greg Olsen may again have to shoulder much of the offensive workload and hope WRs Jerricho Cotchery, Devin Funchess and Corey Brown can contribute along with RBs Mike Tolbert and Cameron Artis-Payne.
Drake gave an update on his forthcoming project, Views From The 6, during his New Year’s Eve party at E11evn Nightclub in Miami on Friday (January 1).
“Views From The 6 coming very soon,” The “Hotline Bling” rapper announced in an Instagram clip of his appearance.
Waka Flocka took to Twitter to put his record label Atlantic Records on blast for continuously pushing back the release of Flockavelli 2.
“I just wanna say FUCK my major label #AtlanticRecords,” the Atlanta rapper writes in a Tweet.
“Fucking selling dreams,” he continues.
Drake and Meek Mill’s ghostwriting feud may have escalated over the weekend following Meek Mill’s release of a new snippet from his impending Dreamchasers 4 mixtape but will the duo’s dispute lead to “physical” violence?
On Sunday, Meek Mill took to Snapchat to preview a snippet from his highly anticipated Dreamchasers 4 mixtape while also reportedly threatening to “put a gun in” Drake given their heated ghostwriting feud that began earlier this year.
In the video, which was obtained by DJ Akademiks, Meek Mill can be heard rapping, “I can’t wait until we run into ya / Ima put a gun in ya,” before noting that he does “not f*** with these industry n*****.”
While Drake has yet to respond to Meek Mill’s threat, fans instantly took to social media to weigh-in on Meek Mill’s charged lyrics with most fans noting that the rapper shouldn’t be focusing his new mixtape on his feud with Drake.
In addition, the nature of the lyrics has left some fans concerned about a potential physical altercation brewing between Drake and Meek Mill, however, sources close to Meek Mill and girlfriend Nicki Minaj have since dispelled rumors of an impending fight between the duo.
A source close to Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj revealed to TMZ that Meek Mill has “no master plan to take out Drake” despite their headline-making feud this year before noting that Meek’s Dreamchasers 4 lyrics weren’t aimed at “anyone in particular.”
Similarly, the source notes that Meek Mill is dedicated to remaining on his best behavior now that he’s “under a microscope in his probation violation case,” which stems from a 2009 gun and drug conviction.
In regard to Meek Mill’s alleged diss on Drake, a source close to the rapper allegedly reached out to Urban Islandz to deny claims that Meek has plans to physically brawl with Drake over their ghostwriting dispute.
“This is just music but in these situations there are always going to be some fans and some media outlets taking it a little bit too serious,” a source close to Meek and Nicki Minaj told the site.
The source further explains that there’s “no way” Meek Mill would attempt to physically fight with Drake, noting that the duo’s beef “is not that serious” despite the heated exchange of lyrics that have spawned since their feud ignited earlier this summer.
“The right way to settle rap beefs is through music and that is what Meek is doing in this case,” the source continues, “Your turn now Drake.”
Most consider Meek Mill the loser of 2015’s beef between him and Drake but that’s not stopping him from officially dropping a remix to the Toronto native’s “Back To Back”.
Meek rang in the new year by holding a listening party for his forthcoming Dreamchasers 4 mixtape and as videos were being taken of what was being played, pieces of the song started to form. Not much about the project is known up to this point.
DJ Akademiks posted videos of the listening session on Twitter and captioned them with a few of the lyrics and commentary about it. “Meek Mill ain’t letting Drake off the hook yet!” he tweeted. “Another snippet of that Back to Back freestyle ? New Year. Same Beef.”
Earlier this month, New Jersey rapper Hard Luck released the diss track “Can’t Go” directed at fellow Paterson native Fetty Wap. Luck recently spoke with M.Reck of Forbezdvd about his decision to call out the hit maker.
That’s a Paterson thing. That’s a Jersey thing. That’s something the town’s been wanting. They don’t want no fucking fu-fu ass n*gga representing us,” said Luck about his Fetty Wap/Remy Boyz diss track. “Somebody had to get him the f*ck outta here. So why wouldn’t it be me? The f*cking bad guy.”
KRS-One returned with his most recent digital album Now Hear This in November. At 50 years old, KRS is now an elder statesman of Hip Hop, and the Teacha has experienced the culture undergo many changes over the last three decades.
Jelani Maraj, the brother of rap superstar Nicki Minaj, has been battling accusations that he raped a 12-year-old girl.
During the holidays, the 33-year-old snapped a selfie during a bowling outing with relatives-including Jelani.
She posted another pic wherein she is seen posing for the camera and flaunting her sparkler alongside caption, “Philly Nights”.
As previously reported, Jelani stands accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old child for several months.
Maraj was charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sexual conduct on December 1.
He was released on $100,000 bond and is prohibited from coming within 100 yards of the alleged victim.
Four months ago, Nicki even reportedly bankrolled his $30K wedding to fiancée Jacqueline Robinson at the Coral House in Baldwin.
“I would cross the ocean for u”. Promise u. For u I will. I love my brother so much man. Can’t believe I cried during his wedding and his first dance like a punk. May God bless him and his union.
According to TMZ – the 10-time Grammy nominee’s boyfriend of eight months, Meek Mill, is awaiting a February sentencing date for a violation of his 2009 probation, which might send him to jail.
Natalie Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole, who carved out her own success with R&B hits like “Our Love” and “This Will Be” before triumphantly intertwining their legacies to make his “Unforgettable” their signature hit through technological wizardry, has died. She was 65.