Jay Z Reportedly Looking To Get Out Of TIDAL

Tidal

Apart from exclusive events here and there like a Jay Z B-sides concert and a Rihanna “BBHMM” viewing session, TIDAL hasn’t really done much of anything in the streaming business. Apple has come and totally taken the wind out of them with Apple Music, while Spotify continues to flourish as well. Even Rih’s promise of an exclusive “premiere” of the “BBHMM” music video on the service lasted about an hour before she took it to VEVO, hardly incentivizing any fans to spend their hard-earned coins on it.

Needless to say, rumor has it that Jay Z is ready to jump ship. Hits Daily Double reports that TIDAL has cost him millions of his own money so far because he never got the expected funding, he still hasn’t paid the licensing fees to the rights holders, and with the way things are looking for it, it’s unlikely any investors will want to help him right now. And the alleged nail in the coffin? Birdman’s recent lawsuit for copywrite infringement on Lil Wayne’s FWA. Ouch.

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(Video) LMAO: Hannibal Buress Seeks Out Meek Mill Fans In Beverly Hills

Hannibal Buress

With all of this talk about Meek Mill vs. Drake, sides are being chosen and lines are being drawn in the sand. But where do the rich, old folks of Beverly Hills stand in this matter? I think that’s the really important question here.

To get an answer to this burning question, comedian Hannibal Buress hit Rodeo Drive for his Why? with Hannibal Buress show on Comedy Central, and the responses were more than hilarious. Check it out below.

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Nicki Minaj Speaks On Birdman: “He’s one of my best teachers and most genuine friends.”

Nicki Minaj x Lil Wayne x Birdman

As you know, there’s a lot of tension going on over at the YMCMB headquarters. Lil Wayne and Birdman are at odds, making for a seemingly awkward place for the artists under that umbrella like Drake and Nicki Minaj. In a recent interview about the whole melee, Birdman was quoted as saying:

“Nicki and Drake ain’t going nowhere, regardless. Both of them – very. And I got much respect for both of them, because they got enough respect for Dwayne Carter and Bryan Williams. You’ll never hear nothing out their mouth’s negative about either of us, because we both have blessed their lives. So Nicki and Drake, regardless of what’s goes down with us, they not going anywhere.”

(Am I the only one that feels like that whole statement was super scary and menacing?)

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Behind The Lyrics: Did Vic Mensa Throw Shots At Travi$ Scott On “Heir To The Throne”?

Travi$ Scott x Vic Mensa

Dude, could July get any more lit? We have all of this Meek Mill/Drake/Nicki Minaj/SB stuff going on, the Birdman/Lil Wayne/Young Thug stuff…just drama left and right, and now we might have yet another beef! (I’m all for this kind of stuff if it pushes these artists to write some dope sh*t!)

On Vic Mensa’s new “Heir To The Throne” freestyle, it would appear that he’s throwing a few subliminal shots toward Travi$ Scott’s way, particularly due to his use of Trav’s popular “straight up” ad-lib.

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(Photos) Amber Rose Definitely Still Has Her Wiz Khalifa Tattoo

Amber x Sebastian

A few months back, Amber Rose did an interview where she said she doesn’t mind having her ex husband Wiz Khalifa’s face still tattooed on her, and that she had no plans of removal until a future marriage down the road. However, weeks later, Amber was spotted with a bandage over that part of her arm, and many thought she’d begun the removal process for her new man, MGK. Turns out – that wasn’t the case!

Photographed with their son Sebastian in West Hollywood yesterday, it’s clear that the Wiz tattoo is fully in tact and flourishing! Would you keep the tat if you were Amb? Check out more pics in the gallery and let us know your thoughts!

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You Smart, You Loyal: Madonna Defends TIDAL In New Interview

Madonna x TIDAL

Despite Jay Z’s streaming service seemingly doing quite poorly, Madonna is remaining loyal.

“It’s just the beginning, so we’re working out a lot of kinks and hopefully we’re going to build something unique and amazing that’s going to attract a lot of people,” Madge said in a recent interview about TIDAL.

“It’s important that people understand we didn’t create TIDAL, we didn’t put this together, we didn’t all join forces because we’re broke and we want more money,” she added. “The idea is we want to support other artists and we want people to understand this is our heart, this is our work, and we want people to recognize that and we want other artists to have a chance.”

I don’t know, man… It’s barely even in conversations anymore, especially with competitors like Spotify and Apple Music. Do you think TIDAL will survive?

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Rich Homie Quan Will Be Headlining This Year’s Scream Tour

Rich Homie Quan

Wow, I didn’t know the Scream Tour was still a thing! I totally remember going with all of my girls in the summer before 10th grade (so 2002), to see B2K and I think Bow Wow. Throwback!

This year, the Scream Tour franchise is dubbing the 18-date festival the “Back 2 School Fest,” and it will be headlined by Rich Homie Quan. Supporting acts include K Camp, Diggy Simmons, Jacquees, Justine Skye, Elijah Blake, T-Wayne, Rawyals, Anthony Lewis, Chris Miles, 4EY and Star Mic, with promises of “special guest stars” as well.

Tickets go on sale August 1. Check out the full list of dates below.

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(Video) Karrueche Tran Stars In Short Film ‘Prxde’

Karrueche x Prxde

Karrueche Tran‘s acting career continues to be on the up-and-up. For her latest, the model/actress stars in Flaunt Magazine‘s short film, PRXDE.

Directed by Yosef Day, Kae portrays a boxer who makes her living by “throwing” her fights. I may be in the minority here, but I really do enjoy her acting!

Check out the video below.

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(Photos) Meek Mill Responds To Drake Diss Track

Meek Mill

After Meek Mill performed in Drake’s city of Toronto last night (with a big “F*CK YOU” as his backdrop,) Drizzy dropped off his second diss track in the wee hours of the night. It’s been over 12 hours since we got a hold of “Back To Back,” and though we all had something to say about it, there was one person who was radio silent – yep, Meek.

Finally, though, he’s issued his response. It’s not MUCH, but hopefully this means we’ll finally be getting a record out of him soon. Check out what he said in the gallery.

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Cleveland State Students Chant Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” In Protest

Kendrick Lamar

Despite what Geraldo Rivera thinks and says, Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” is quite a positive song, and it showed just how powerful it was during a recent police protest at Cleveland State.

Students at CSU had gathered in protest against the cops during a Black Lives Matter event over the weekend, when a cop reportedly slammed a teenager to the ground. While cops attempted to break up the crowd with pepper spray, the students locked arms while chanting the hook to “Alright,” making for quite a powerful moment. Check out the footage below.

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