IFWT Interview: Ty Dolla $ign Talks ‘Ratchet’ Music, Fatherhood, Album Features, Boogawolves & More!

Ty Dolla $ign

It’s about 11 p.m. in Phoenix, Arizona, and a sweaty Ty Dolla $ign is grinning as he scrolls through his phone. Ty just left the stage (following sets from Migos, Sage The Gemini and a few local artists), and was back in his dressing room waiting to join YG’s set a little later.

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(Photos + Video) Machine Gun Kelly Takes Fans To The Beach For A Bonfire Party

MGK x EST

On Friday night, bad boys Machine Gun Kelly and French Montana were set to kick off Grammy weekend in L.A. with a joint concert, but it ended up being postponed at the last minute. Unfortunately, some of MGK’s fans had flown out from across the country for the show, while others had driven for hours, so he and his team wanted to make their trip worth their while. Getting in touch with them through Twitter, Team MGK ended up putting together a really dope night at the beach, bringing fans to a bonfire with drinks, food and of course, Machine Gun Kelly. The rapper sat and talked with the fans for hours, even playing some of his songs on his guitar and having them sing along. I’ve never seen anything like it, and I’m really glad I got to be a part of that! Check out a video of the night below and some pics in the gallery. #EST!

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(Photos) Trina Celebrates Her Pynk Magazine Cover With French Montana, LaLa, Emily B & More

Trina x LaLa x French Montana @ Philippe Chow NYC

Last night, I had the pleasure of joining Trina and the ladies of PYNK Magazine at Philippe Chow in NYC to celebrate Treen Bean gracing the cover of their latest issue. Trina walked in with her rumored beau French Montana by her side, and throughout the night, her girl LaLa stopped by to show her some love, as well as Emily B, Julissa Bermudez, former Basketball Wives star Meeka Claxton (who co-owns PYNK) and more.

That was a lot of estrogen for one room, and I have to say: these women are ALL absolute sweethearts, and every single ego was checked at the door. Special shout out to Emily, Mashonda (who was dining upstairs) and Julissa…our talk was EVERYTHING! Check out a few shots from the mag, as well as from the party, in the gallery!

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(Video) A$AP Rocky Reveals Why He’s Not Trying To Have Kids Any Time Soon

A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky did a live Q&A with the young men and women of the non-profit organization Youth At Risk, led by media personality Simone ‘Boss Lady’ Amelia this past weekend in Harlem. When asked what he would teach his future son, Rocky revealed exactly why he doesn’t have kids now, and why he likely won’t for some time. Find out below!

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(Video) A$AP Rocky Reveals What He Looks For In A Woman…Does Rihanna Fit The Bill?!

A$AP Rocky x Marisa Mendez

On Saturday afternoon, A$AP Rocky headed over to Harlem to talk to the non-profit organization Youth At Risk at the National Black Theater. During a Q&A with Simone ‘Boss Lady’ Amelia, the A$AP Mob rapper revealed what qualities he looks for in the woman that he’s dating.

Rocky has been dating model Chanel Iman for most of 2013, but last night, sparked rumors of a romance with Rihanna when the Fashion Killas were spotted getting cozy at New York hot spot, SoHo House. Perhaps Chanel didn’t quite fulfill all of the requirements below? I do though, so if Rih is playing games, boo…you know who to call! Feel free to peruse the gallery to see how amazing we look together. LMAO!

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(Video) WOW! A$AP Rocky Almost Chose Retail Over Rap!

A$AP Rocky talks to Youth At Risk in Harlem, NY

On Saturday morning, superstar rapper A$AP Rocky braved the snowstorm the North East was facing and made his way to the National Black Theater in Harlem to talk to the young men and women of the non-profit organization, Youth At Risk.

Sitting down with media personality/Youth At Risk mentor Simone “Boss Lady” Amelia, Rocky talked to the kids in a Q&A format, giving advice on how to pursue your dreams, avoid taking the wrong path, finding what’s right for YOU and more. What was really amazing about the hour-long chat was when they opened the floor for questions from the kids, Rocky truly wanted to get to know each and every one of them, and even urged the organization’s owner to allow more questions.

Though he may be living a lavish life of world tours and expensive designer gear now, Rocky grew up in shelters just like the kids he was talking to. One story he told really stuck out to me, and I wanted to share it with our readers: did you know he almost chose to work at a retail store over signing his record deal with RCA in 2011?! Below, Rocky explains how negative thoughts almost pushed him in the wrong direction, but he ultimately made the right decision…and the rest is history!

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(Photos) Joe Budden Exchanges Words With Stripper At Starlets & Gets Her Kicked Out; Stripper Reacts On Twitter

Joe Budden & his homegirls hit Starlets for a night out

It seems like about once a year, Joe Budden is getting women kicked out of places. Remember the concert last year? LOL. (In his defense, she definitely deserved it. I’ll let you decide for yourself about today’s situation, though.)

Last night, Joe linked up with 3 of his female friends for one of his favorite pastimes: hitting the strip club. The crew went to Starlets in Queens, a popular spot in the area, though not Joey’s usual stomping ground of Sin City. Things appeared to be going just fine, when one of the ladies that worked there got a bit too excited over one of Joey’s ladies. After attempting to grab the butt of the woman on the far right of the above photo, Joe quickly got protective and let the stripper know not to try that again. Getting angry, the stripper came at Joe and a few words were exchanged before security was called and she was promptly escorted directly out of the paint. Whether she’s been “fired” (according to Joe) or just removed for the night (according to her) remains to be seen.

Reading the woman’s timeline, you can see she’s….well, she’s not the classiest thing walking. And no disrespect (which means this is going to be full of disrespect, LOL), she’s not the cutest thing either. I have quite a feeling that if she was more easy on the eyes, the booty grab wouldn’t have been an issue. In fact, it probably would have been welcomed. I mean, it’s a

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Why Are We Glorifying This? ‘Sharkeisha’ Video Is A Scary Testament To Today’s Society Striving For “Worldstar Fame”

Sharkeisha

All morning, I saw my timeline discussing a “Sharkeisha” and her Mortal Kombat-like moves. I had no idea who they were referring to, or why, but I knew it had to be some sort of viral video. When I finally decided to ask my followers, I was disgusted at what I was shown: a teenaged girl brutally attacking another girl, while a group of their friends looked on…filming for the internet.

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(Photos) Blast From The Past: 15 Things From The 90’s We Still Wish Were Around!

90s

Born in the middle of ’87, I grew up a total child of the 90s, as did many of my friends and peers. Throwback Thursday always has me reminiscing about the days way back when, and as I sit here watching reruns of Keeping Up With The Kardashians on this flight to L.A., it got me thinking about the classic shows and toys we had then, which seem so much better than some of the junk today! Throw it back with 15 of my favorite 90s items in the gallery!

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(Photos) DAMN! Maliah Michel Puts Sean Kingston On BLAST For Saying He Hit It

Maliah Michel & Sean Kingston

Fellas: lying and saying you hit it when you didn’t will never end well. Sean Kingston has officially been put on blast by exotic dancer/video vixen Maliah Michel, after a recent interview alleging he got the goods surfaced, followed by an incident on set of a music video. Here’s the deal:

Sean and Maliah have been kicking it heavy for over a year. Some sites reported they were dating, others that they were just friends (despite Maliah accompanying Sean to award shows, games, even bringing her family and his family together for the holidays), but one thing Maliah always did make clear was that she is celibate. Last month, Sean sat down with ThisIs50 to talk music and whatever else he has going on. During the chat, he basically said he tricks on Maliah and that he’s hit it, and naturally, that didn’t go over well with the Southern belle. To add insult to injury, she and Sean had also recently gotten into it on set of his video that she’d agreed to appear in, when the singer came up $3500 short of her agreed-upon $4000 fee. Sean’s mother apparently ended up paying Maliah the rest of the money owed, but the check was supposed to be coming from the label, so she was still rather perplexed as to why it was even an issue. With all of this coming to a head, Maliah decided to put Sean on blast via Twitter, and he then took it to

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