The release of the new edition of Vanity Fair with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover shook up the entertainment world this past week and carried over into Hip Hop as rappers and producers took to social media to respond. Elsewhere, A$AP Rocky has been riding the buzz of his #1 album but stopped by Shade 45 to talk about another type of buzz in the Hip Hop community and why he thinks artists like Wiz Khalifa and Chris Brown “wanna smoke too much.”
50 Cent, Timbaland & Others React To Caitlyn Jenner Announcement
Those in the Hip Hop community reacted to the reveal of Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) with a series of memes and other social media posts.
Virginia beatsmith Timbaland opted for the “His Momma Named Him Bruce, I’mma Call Him Bruce” meme inspired by a quote from the film, Coming To America.
Timbaland, who caught a great deal of backlash over the meme, did show his support for Jenner by adding the following caption to his Instagram upload: “This was a repost I thought was funny I’m not making fun of him I support him but stop it we can all laugh sometime dammmmm it’s just a dam repost someone sent to me !!!!!”
Read the full article here for some more reactions.
A$AP Rocky Discusses Wiz Khalifa’s Smoking Habits
A$AP Rocky says Wiz Khalifa and other Hip Hop artists are smoking too much.
“I don’t know what’s wrong with Wiz, and I don’t know what’s wrong with Snoop, “A$AP Rocky says with a laugh during a Shade 45 interview with DJ Whoo Kid. “I don’t know what’s wrong with Chris Brown and all these niggas, man… These niggas been on the West Coast too long…and these niggas wanna smoke too much.”
Check out the article for A$AP’s story about his experience smoking with Wiz.
50 Cent Breaks Down TIDAL Flaws
The Queens, New York rapper didn’t reveal why he wasn’t present, but did state that the launch could have been “more exciting” had those at TIDAL reached out. He also added that since he’s now an independent artist, the possibility of having worked with TIDAL on something for their launch, was very much an option.
“Probably we could’ve did something more exciting if they reached out,” 50 Cent said. “Because the people that you saw there don’t even own the rights to their music. So, they can’t say ‘It’s just gonna come out on TIDAL.’ It has to go everywhere. So, why would you actually buy TIDAL to get something that would be everywhere else…I’m a free agent. I could have did something—made something special [for] TIDAL.”
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