HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, the UK was rocked with devastation when an Ariana Grande concert was bombed in Manchester, England causing 22 deaths and just over a dozen more injuries. Her boyfriend, Mac Miller, canceled two of his shows to be by the pop singer’s side during the traumatizing time. Also, 50 Cent gets into it with one of his sons’ mother on Instagram over child support and lastly, XXXTENTACION and Lil Uzi Vert go hard on Migos’ Offset.
Ariana Grande Announces Manchester Benefit Concert
Ariana Grande’s show at the Manchester Arena in England was hit with two explosions by possible suicide bombers following her performance Monday evening (May 22). The terrifying incident caused the death of 22 individuals with more than a dozen others injured.
The Dangerous Woman songstress reunited with her boyfriend Mac Miller, who graciously canceled his Soundset and Sasquatch festival appearances to stay by her side following the tragedy.
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In a move to not allow fear to have its way, Ariana will be returning to the city for a Manchester Benefit Concert.
“I’ll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families,” Grande wrote in a statement. “I will have details for you as soon as everything is confirmed.”
Nicki Minaj has also committed to putting on a show for all her Manchester fans following the devastation and Eminem has his own plans of helping out the victims of this terrorist attack by joining forces with the British Red Cross.
The 23-year-old singer is slated to resume her Dangerous Woman Tour in Paris on June 7.
Read more about the Manchester bombings outside an Ariana Grande concert here.
50 Cent On The Road To Being Child Support Free
When it comes to 50 Cent and his relationship with his son Marquis Jackson, it’s been an expensive and a very publicly rocky road. The G-Unit boss says he’s dished out about $1,369,400 to date. This is why 50 is gloating on social media, about the “four” months he has left of being on child support, while teasing his ex Shaniqua Tompkins that she’ll be needing to get a job soon.
“Actually it is 5 months to go…..you sill checking for lil ole me? Calculate the hours you missed from your son!” Shaniqua retorted.
Fitting coming from a man whose nickname used to be Boo Boo.
Read more about 50 Cent’s child support drama here.
Offset Upsets Upside-Down Cross Wearers; XXXTENTACION, SahBabii & Lil Uzi Vert Respond
Offset thinks the upside down cross is lame and he is encouraging all his “lil potnas” who rock with the trend to get with God. He made the statement in a video without saying names and it upset quite a few people who got on their own social media accounts to respond.
XXXTENTACION calls Offset old, Lil Uzi Vert calls himself the best looking clown if there ever was one and “Pull Up With Ah Stick” rapper SahBabii called him an “industry pigtail wearing bitch” while explaining the meaning of an upside down cross.
Read more about the upside down cross drama here.
DXclusive: Young Braised & Corey Feldman
Canadian artist Young Braised was shocked to find himself included in a mash-up for The Weeknd’s 2015 song “Tell Your Friends” along with Kanye West, Nas, Ghostface Killah, Drake and Belly. It turns out the mash-up was a fake and the upcoming rapper spoke with HipHopDX about the inclusion.
“[I] got a few messages about this, including from my friend Brock at Exclaim! who was surprised to see my name there as well,” Braised told DX. “Honestly not sure how it came to be and wish it stayed up long enough for me to hear it myself, but [I’m] assuming someone grabbed my verse when I put it at the end of Kanye’s version early last year and ran with it. Honoured and perplexed at the same damn time.”
Former child star Corey Feldman also caught up with HipHopDX and spoke about his relationship with Michael Jackson along with the secret behind Jackson’s legendary moon walk: leather-soled penny loafers.
“I wore those penny loafers, too, and I knew the trick to what made him able to glide on the stage when he did the Moonwalk,” he says. “It’s the fact the penny loafers had leather soles. Ninety percent of loafers now are all plastic on the bottom, but in those days, they still had the solid leather bottoms.”