HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, several controversies marred the release of new music with long-term potential. Following reports Megan Thee Stallion was cut on glass after her wild police stop alongside Tory Lanez, the New Toronto singer was shortly given an even greater spotlight after the investigation shifted directly on him. And Nick Cannon managed to become an instant candidate for the Foot-In-The-Mouth Hall of Fame.
LAPD Investigating Tory Lanez For Possibly Shooting Megan Thee Stallion
Candian singer/rapper Tory Lanez is under fire as police are investigating whether or not he actually fired on Megan Thee Stallion the night of July 12. Both TMZ and Page Six reported that Lanez struck the “Savage” rapper twice in the foot, prompting her to get surgery.
As fans reacted and waited for further developments, Megan resurfaced on social media, condemning all the memes in her likeness, describing the night as “traumatic.”
Nick Cannon Apologizes & Gets Fired For Anti-Semetic Remarks
While sitting across from former Public Enemy member Professor Griff on an episode of his Cannon’s Class podcast, Nick Cannon offered up his opinion on “the true origin of Hebrews” and it ended up costing him his reputation and at least one of his high-profile gigs.
“It’s never hate speech, you can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people,” Cannon said. “When we are the same people who they want to be. That’s our birthright. We are the true Hebrews.”
He added, “The people who don’t have [melanin] … are a little less … so they’re acting out of fear, they’re acting out of low self-esteem. They’re acting out of a deficiency, so therefore they only way that they can act is evil. They have to rob, steal, rape, kill and fight in order to survive … so then these people that didn’t have what we have — and when I say we, I mean the melaninated people — they had to be savages. They had to be barbaric … so they’re the ones that are actually closer to animals. They are the true savages.”
Following the inevitable social media uproar, CBSViacom terminated their longstanding relationship with Cannon, living his beloved Wild ‘N Out franchise’s fate hanging in the balance.
However, the cancelation gods were kind to the 40-year-old personality. Not only did his upcoming talk show get iced until 2021 but FOX decided to keep him as the host of popular show The Masked Singer.
Some Jewish Americans feel he has a lot of learning to do, though.
Migos & Quality Control Heading Towards Splitsville Instead Of 2020 Hitsville?
On July 12, Quality Control artist and real-life friend of Lil Baby, Lil Marlo, was shot and killed in his hometown of Atlanta. However, as the family and label proceeded to deal with the unprecedented loss, three days later, Migos collectively filed a lawsuit against their former lawyer, who also represents the label.
In the suit, the label’s leading artists accuse attorney Damien Granderson of favoring the label’s interest over the group’s own, resulting in millions of dollars being lost. QC co-founder Pierre “Pee” Thomas haplessly, yet coherently, responded to the suit in a since-deleted Instagram post.
“It is hard enough to be fighting and battling with corporations and the power that be, I am not doing it with those who I consider family,” Pee wrote. “I love my artists and I love my team. Everyone has their own lawyers. I understand in this business that you are not always going to end with the people you started with. I say that to say, I am not forcing anybody to be in business with us that has a problem and cannot communicate and does not want to work as a unit. Everything is negotiable. I wish my whole team more money, more blessings, and continued success. #longlivemarlo.”
Kanye West’s Presidential Campaign Almost Gets Chance The Rapper Impeached
Instead of pushing for the finalization of their Good Ass Job collaborative album, Chance The Rapper decided to defend Kanye’s political aspirations over Joe Biden’s before he admittedly knew all the facts.
On July 12, the Chicago prince abruptly tweeted “Are u more pro biden or anti ye and why? I get that you’ll want to reply that you’re just tryna ‘get trump out’ but in this hypothetical scenario where you’re replacing Trump, can someone explain why Joe Biden would be better??” while giving props to Ye’s latest musical loosie.
After being bombarded with tweets informing the Coloring Book rapper Kanye’s politics were essentially a sham, Chance sheepishly backed off. But not before flinging some of his mud in Terry Crews’ direction.
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