HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, Diddy suffered a devastating loss when Kim Porter — the mother of three of his children – passed away at age 47. Also, Jill Scott made headlines for simulating oral sex on a mic during one of her shows and Tekashi 6ix9ine basically fired his entire team.
Kim Porter, Model & Mother of Diddy’s Children, Dead At 47
On Thursday (November 15), Sean “Diddy” Combs’ ex-girlfriend Kim Porter, 47, was found dead in her Toluca Lake, California home.
Porter, a model and actress, was the mother to three of Diddy’s children as well as Quincy Brown from her previous relationship with Al B. Sure. A few days after her death, Diddy reacted by posting a tribute video on Instagram.
“For the last three days I’ve been trying to wake up out of this nightmare,” he wrote in the caption. “But I haven’t. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you baby. I miss you so much.
Read more about Kim Porter here.
Jill Scott Shocks The Internet With Air Fellatio Microphone Act
Jill Scott had the internet acting out this week. A video of the singer pantomiming giving head to a man with a microphone sparked strong reactions across the web.
It was so captivating, Scott says her DMs have been flooded with “hey big head” messages. She’s not impressed to say the least and insists on being called “Ms. Monsta Mind” or “Ms Brilliant Brain Jane.”
“I ain’t mad at all,” Jilly from Philly wrote on Twitter. “I’m glowing to work. Have a fantastic day and get chu some Jill Scott. Makes the day go down a lil easier.”
Read more about Jill Scott stroking the mic here.
Tekashi 6ix9ine Drops His Entire Team
Tekashi 6ix9ine said he got rid of his entire team and canceled his tour. He made the announcement on his Instagram before making an appearance on The Breakfast Club to further elaborate. He called out MTA Booking for allegedly stealing money from him as the reason why.
“I’m the hottest artist in America,” he says. “My rate right now for shows is $100,000. Nothing under $100,000. So they’re like we got these 15 days for you. These dirty ass booking agents are like, ‘Yo, we have $60,000 for this that and the third, right? I’m like, ‘Yo, why so low?’ ‘Listen Tekashi, we’re cleaning up your name right now. These venues are scared of you.’”
Watch the full Tekashi 6ix9ine Breakfast Club interview here.
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#DXClusives: J.I.D, Chuck D & Xzibit
The Story How Leonardo DiCaprio Invited Dreamville’s J.I.D To His Birthday Party After Hearing About “DiCaprio 2”
Dreamville’s J.I.D’s DiCaprio 2, named after Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, drops on November 26. Ahead of its release, HipHopDX’s Cherise Johnson caught up with the bubbling Atlanta artist to talk about it. When asked if Leo has heard the project, J.I.D said no but revealed he got invited to the star’s birthday soirée.
“I was at Q-Tip’s house and I linked with him because we sampled him on the first project,” he recalled. “He fucks with my music and says we have the same vocal inflections and all that shit. We get along and shit.
“Q-Tip and Leo are like best friends and we was just sitting there [at his house] listening to DiCaprio 2 and he holds his phone in the air and he starts recording a video and was like, ‘Yo, I’m sitting here with J.I.D, he’s a really big fan of your movies.’ Then he put the camera on me and I was like, ‘I’m a big fan.’ Bro texts right back like, ‘Oh my God, I’ma check it out’ and then he asks if I was coming to his party or something like that because it was his birthday.”
Read the full J.I.D interview here.
Chuck D & Amani K. Smith On Co-Scoring LeBron James’ “Shut Up & Dribble” Doc
Chuck D helped create the score for LeBron James’ Shut Up & Dribble documentary. In a conversation with DX’s Kyle Eustice, he explained why he accepted the job.
“LeBron James is a person that goes outside of himself,” Chuck told HipHopDX. “He’s a voice for the voiceless like Craig Hodges who has done great gestures on pushing the sports forward into some kind of social discussion. James was actually told to ‘Shut Up and Dribble’ by a journalist on Fox TV [Fox News’ Laura Ingraham]. Basically, ‘We don’t need to hear your opinion about society and life and what you think about the administration.’
“It was a no-brainer being able to be commissioned to do the music score for this job. Not only am I a fan of LeBron James, but I admire the stance that he speaks up for those that don’t have as much of a voice as he has.”
Read the full Chuck D interview here.
Xzibit On Dr. Dre’s Perfectionism, His New Solo LP & Why He Doesn’t Want A “Pimp My Ride” Reboot
Xzibit has a new solo record on the way and during an interview with DX’s Kyle Eustice about the upcoming project, the conversation turned to a possible reboot of classic MTV’s Pimp My Ride.
“I don’t think I would be available for that,” the former host said. “God bless ’em man, you know what I’m sayin’. I know they probably will with another host or whatever. People come up and talk to me about that all the time, man.”
Read the full Xzibit interview here.