HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, Chris Brown was accused of rape while in Paris but was quickly released from custody. Also, J. Cole dropped his new song “Middle Child.” Lastly, The Game previewed his upcoming album Born To Rap and brought up Kim Kardashian’s name on one of the songs.
Chris Brown Accused Of Rape In Paris
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Chris Brown has reportedly been arrested in Paris, France. TMZ reports the R&B superstar was taken into custody on Tuesday (January 22) after a woman claimed Brown sexually assaulted her at a Parisian hotel. The accuser says she met Brown at club Le Crystal on the evening of January 15 and she agreed to follow him back to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. That’s where she says the rape took place. For more on this visit @HipHopDX for Hip Hop & More‼️
A Parisian woman accused Chris Brown of sexually assaulting her in a hotel, and the controversial singer was taken into custody by authorities on Monday (January 21).
The alleged victim described the assault as “brutal” and says she was raped by three different men, including Brown.
“Chris Brown followed me and grabbed me by the right arm,” she recounted in an interview. “He took me inside a tiny room resembling a closet. He closed the door. It went on for 25 to 30 minutes. It was brutal and violent. He was being threatening and aggressive. I was scared.”
By Thursday (January 24), he launched a defamation suit against his accuser.
Read more about Chris Brown’s arrest here.
J. Cole Drops New Song “Middle Child”
After teasing Dreamville fans, J. Cole released his new single “Middle Child” on Wednesday evening (January 23).
Fans took to Twitter with plenty of thoughts on Cole’s raps. One major takeaway is the belief that some of the lines are aimed at Kanye West or Pusha T.
“This watch came from Drizzy, he gave me a gift/Back when the rap game was prayin’ I’d diss/They act like two legends cannot coexist/But I’d never beef with a nigga for nothin’/But I’d never beef with a nigga for nothin’/If I smoke a rapper, it’s gon’ be legit,” Cole spits on the track.
Additionally, Cole confirmed he is working on the follow-up to 2018’s KOD.
Stream J. Cole’s “Middle Child” here.
The Game Name Drops Kim Kardashian On Upcoming Album
The Game is getting ready to drop his Born To Rap album. Ahead of its release, he invited some friends and media — including HipHopDX’s Editor-In-Chief Trent Clark — to an advance listen.
On one of the tracks, he brags about bagging Kim Kardashian back in the day.
“I’m a G.O.A.T. nigga/I held Kim Kardashian by her throat nigga/Made her swallow my kids until she choked nigga/I should apologize…because Ye my folks nigga,” he can be heard rapping.
Kanye West has made it known mentioning his wife and family is a sensitive spot for him. According to TMZ, The Game was reportedly warned by his team to ax the line or at the least prepare West for it. Game didn’t think warning Ye was necessary though.
At this moment, it’s unclear if the line will make it to the final cut of the album.
Read more about what went down at The Game’s Born to Rap listening party here.
#DXCLUSIVES: Killer Mike, Nick Mira & DJ Self
Killer Mike Talks Capitalism, New Netflix Series & His “Billionaire Mindset”
Killer Mike’s Netflix show Trigger Warning is rising in popularity. HipHopDX got the chance to speak with the ATL native about his goals for the show and how he hopes it positively impacts the Black community.
“This system — this capitalist system — is broken now, but it never worked for black people,” he told HipHopDX in an exclusive phone interview. “Now it’s my job to make sure that black people benefit from the same capitalism that white people have benefitted from for so many years.”
Read the full Killer Mike interview here.
Juice WRLD’s “Lean Wit Me” Producer Nick Mira Addresses Pending Lawsuit By 16-Year-Old Producer
Internet Money’s Nick Mira has been named in a few lawsuits over his production, most recently coming under fire for Juice WRLD’s “Lean Wit Me.” Mira reached out to DX to clear the air in the court of public opinion.
“I created Juice WRLD’s ‘Lean Wit Me’ beat from scratch,” he said. “I played the guitar live in the beat, I programmed the drums and then I sent the beat for Juice to record to and make the song — just like how we always do.”
Read the full Nick Mira interview here.
DJ Self On “Love & Hip Hop,” Being An Entrepreneur & Modern DJ Culture
DJ Self spoke with HipHopDX about how the show Love & Hip Hop helped him advance as an entrepreneur.
“You know, I know what people say about Love & Hip Hop,” he said. “It’s ratchet. It’s bird shit. It’s fake. It’s ghetto. But the truth is, people don’t know how to capitalize on opportunities that are given to them. Regardless of what you think about the show, it’s an opportunity to get exposed to thousands — no, millions — of eyeballs.
“You can’t buy that kind of promotion. I got the opportunity to network like never before as a result of that show — to get real money, to tour all over the world, to jump on a plane to go here and go there, even with my Gwinin family. That show opened doors for me — I can’t deny that at all.”
Read the full DJ Self interview here.