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This week in Hip Hop, Cardi B’s “WAP” continues to garner very loud support and hate across the spectrum and 50 Cent now has a couple of Verzuz battles and a Luc Belaire Rare Rose endorsement request on his plate.

Rick Ross Is Down To Partner With 50 Cent If …

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Although they’ve been rivals for over a decade, the bitterness between Rick Ross and 50 Cent seems to have eroded a bit. During an interview with Billboard, Rozay gleefully admitted he would be willing to bury their testy past — and get his “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast)” record on 50’s developing television series on the Black Mafia Family — if his old nemesis would become an endorsement mascot for some of his brands.

“Him reaching out, I’ma profit off it,” Rozay began. “And that’s what it’s about with me. I told him that. He could go to Wingstop and take a picture of a 10-piece Lemon Pepper (wings) and while you at it, take a picture with a Black bottle (of Bellaire). And if he do that and post that, I’ma really consider clearing the “BMF” record for the show. Shoutout to Southwest T. So I would love to see the brothers shine, it’s not about Curtis Jackson at all.”

Rozay also suggested a photo-op with a Belaire bottle would also be nice.

50 has yet to reply to his Rozay consumerist challenge, but guarantee HipHopDX will be all over the response.

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Cardi B’s “WAP” Is One Of 2020’s Most Impactful Tracks

As audiophiles searched for the instrumental online, a pair of male rappers wasted no time piecing together their own distinctive remix. While Safaree matched the bar-for-bar lewdness of the original with his “BAD (Big Ass Dick)” remix, his name was trending for all the wrong reasons when fans slandered its existence. On the contrary, Plies had his his foul-mouthed rendition praised by internet critics — and he didn’t even fully release it!

Lastly, CeeLo Green stepped up to catch the critical bullets when he downgraded the current female rap sex movement, naming Cardi and Megan Thee Stallion as well as Nicki Minaj.

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“You have the ‘Heads of State,’ like Nicki Minaj or someone who is up there in accolade: success, visibility, a platform to influence,” he said. “Nicki could be effective in so many other constructive ways, but it feels desperate.

He added, “Attention is also a drug and competition is around. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, they are all more or less doing similar salacious gesturing to kinda get into position. I get it, the independent woman and being in control, the divine femininity and sexual expression. I get it all but it comes at what cost?”

The Game & Reason Warn Tekashi 6ix9ine After Nipsey Hussle Mural Stunt

A couple of days later, CeeLo claimed his direct quotes were taken out of context and offered up an apology (especially since he still has to see Cardi and Offset around Atlanta).

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“I acknowledge them all as powerful, beautiful and influential women…and professionals,” he wrote. “I wholeheartedly apologize to each of them for the inconvenience they have been caused due to a snippet of my interview being used as a headline, and in turn creating controversy and disconnect between me and these ladies as well as their fans. Know that I support everyone is part of our community & culture.”

Drake Officially Announces New Album

On Friday (August 15), Drake unveiled the secrecy surrounding his sixth studio album by announcing the album title: Certified Lover Boy.

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To accompany the fever circulating the announcement, he unleashed the album’s first single, the Lil Durk-assisted “Laugh Now Cry Later.”

Produced by Rogét Chahayed, Yung Exclusive, Cardo and G. Ry, the upbeat track was matched with Dave Meyers-directed visual, set at the COVID-19-vacated Nike headquarters in Oregon and co-starring Kevin Durant, Odell Beckham Jr. and Marshawn Lynch.

Expect the Certified Lover Boy release date to be announced soon.

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