(Photos) Gucci Mane’s Tweets Decoded; Plus Responses From Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Yaris Sanchez, T.I. & Rocko

Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane has become the most interesting thing to happen to Twitter in quite some time, though it’s kind of sad in a “watching a trainwreck in progress” type of way. The Atlanta rapper has been filling timelines with his grammatically flawed messages since yesterday, making some bold claims about the advance money he gave to his former artists (like Waka Flocka, French Montana, Frenchie BSM), as well as about dozens of industry women he allegedly bedded.

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IFWT Interview: Mack Wilds Discusses His Favorite New York Artists, His Dream Collab, Crazy Demands & More

Mack Wilds x Marisa Mendez

The world became familiar with Tristan Wilds during his stints on The Wire and the revamped 90210, but with both shows now a thing of the past, so is “Tristan.” In his place now is Mack Wilds, a talented singer hailing from New York, backed by the legendary Salaam Remi.

The pair met years back while Mack was still immersed in acting, but a quick chat during the BMI Awards forged a friendship that would prove mutually beneficial as time went on. With Mack having a deep respect for Salaam’s music, and Salaam having been a fan of Mack’s acting, they started hanging out in the studio and conversations about Mack’s future plans eventually came up.

“I would listen to what he was doing, and I’d let him hear stuff that I was working on,” Mack said of their time together early on. “He’d give me critiques, and I told him what I thought was hot and what I thought what probably should wait a little bit. It really was like every time we came together it was like a dope big brother, little brother thing and he’s been behind me the whole time.”

From big brother/little brother relationship to now a full blown artist/manager partnership, Mack Wilds and Salaam Remi are preparing their domination in music with Mack’s debut album, New York: A Love Story, dropping September 17th. I caught up with the Staten Island native recently to discuss the project, as well as who his influences are, what his sneaker game is like,

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Rappers Respond To Kendrick Lamar’s Verse! See Who’s Dissing, Who’s Giving Props, Who’s Preparing Their Response…

Big Sean x Kendrick Lamar

Last night, Big Sean damn near broke the Internet when he released “Control,” a track that features Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica (though I don’t think anyone’s gotten to his verse…sorry Jay), and wasn’t able to be on his forthcoming sophomore album Hall Of Fame because of sample clearance issues.

“…IT IS NOT no radio sh*t.. Straight rap,” Sean warned before he released it. “I’m talking 7min shit… Grimey sh*t.” And grimey it is! Kendrick had arguably the best verse on the track, but undoubtedly the most talked about. Why? Well for starters, he’s calling out all of his peers by name and challenging them to come harder. Most importantly, though, he dubbed himself the KING OF NY. A rapper from Compton, CA…the other side of the country…comfortably called himself the king of a city he’s only visited. Just one day after we celebrated hip-hop’s 40th birthday. Yo, New York rappers…y’all gonna let him have that? Because as of right now, 10:12 AM on Tuesday, August 13, 2013…he got that.

Naturally, the people couldn’t just sit back and let this fly, and rappers began taking to Twitter to respond. Some were impressed and inspired, some were ready to get in the booth and show K. Dot a thing or two, some were hating (Lupe Fiasco…c’mon fam.) Unfortunately for me, hardly any

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(Fellas Check The Pics!) Joe Budden Hits Six Flags With A Mystery Woman & She’s BAD! Find Out Who She Is!

Joe Budden & Mia at Six Flags [cropped]

Joe Budden STAYS with a bad chick. Save for Somaya Reece (you get a pass for that one…playas f*ck up too, homie), the rapper/reality star’s track record when it comes to women is flawless. Gloria Velez, Tahiry Jose, Esther Baxter, Yaris Sanchez, Kaylin Garcia…his resume speaks for itself. Recently, Joey has been posting pics with a new lady on his side, but that’s not to say this is a romantic interest. The “friends” Joe has around him are often just as bad as his main squeezes. So for now, we can classify shorty as just a friend…even though his recent tweets may seem to allude to a few benefits thrown in there. “Almost time to see what up w that “Jaw & Order” tho….. & she OENO,” Joe joked late last night. “In bed about to see what’s good w “Raw & Order”,” was another gem on his timeline. Who knows if he’s being serious or not, or if he’s even referring to the woman above, but one thing we do know…she’s fly! A little digging helped me find out her name is Mia, and she hails from Miami, by way of Toronto. Not sure how long she’s up this way for, but while she’s here, it seems like she’s enjoying the company of Mr. Budden! Check out some pics in the gallery. I’ll let y’all find her Instagram on your own. Ha!

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Chris Brown Wants Us To Forgive Him For His Incident With Rihanna In 2009….Do You Think We Should?

Chris Brown & Rihanna

We all make mistakes. Some bigger than others, but still, a mistake nonetheless that can be used as a learning experience if we are sure not to repeat them. When I was younger, I did a whole bunch of things I now wish I would have done quite differently. I dated the most ain’t ISH man ever for an entire year because he looked like my favorite rapper. LMAO! Of course I’d take that back if I could, but I can’t, so I learned from it, I moved on, and now I move a whole lot smarter. Fortunately for me, I only lived that experience out in front of handfuls of my college friends, a majority of whom I’m not even in contact with now. So, I’m not forced to relive the experience and the pain and the embarrassment (I’m telling you, he wasn’t ISH!) over and over….much like Chris Brown is.

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(Photos) A Look Inside The New Season Of Wild’N Out Premiering TONIGHT…Some Of Your Favorite Models & Entertainers!

2 Chainz & the Wild'N Out girls

Wild’N Out back! Though it’s been off the air for a minute now, Nick Cannon and his popular improv show Wild’N Out is back, set to premiere on MTV 2 TONIGHT at 11pm EST. Previously shot in L.A., the whole season was shot in NYC over the course of two weeks earlier this year, and it was chock FULL of celebrities and models galore! IFWT favorites like Rosa Acosta, Sasha Delvalle, Sheneka Adams, Brittany Dailey and more have been recruited as the Wild’N Out girls, and artists like Joe Budden, French Montana, A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller and many more were spotted on set as the special guests. No Katt Williams in site, however! Check out some pics via Instagram in the gallery. Special thanks to Jamal for having me on set!

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What We’ve Learned About Jay-Z Today…So Far

Jay-Z

Jay-Z surprised us all when he began a replying spree on Twitter earlier today, but the best part is…he’s yet to stop! Hours later, we know a lot more about Hov than we did before…including the fact he likes to reply with brackets. If unlike me, you don’t get paid to watch Twitter all day (but have a tad bit of time for an IFWT post or two), I’ll break down everything you need to know below.

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(Photos) These Rappers Have Some Really Cute Kids! 2 Chainz, French Montana, Meek Mill, Jay Electronica, Nas & More!

T.I. & his sons

Though the rappers are the stars, often times, their children upstage them because they are really just too adorable! Through social media outlets like Instagram and Twitter, and reality shows like T.I.’s, we’ve been able to see more and more of their little ones lately and we can’t get enough! Check out some of my favorites in the gallery. Cuteness overload!

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(Photos) Seen & Heard At #SummerJamXX: Tales From Behind The Scenes!

Summer Jam XX

Hot 97 celebrated 20 years of their annual Summer Jam concert last night and, as always, the show was INSANE! 55,000 people were in attendance at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, not to mention the TONS of people around the world that tuned in via the live stream. Of course I was there floating around backstage for the night, and I caught a lot of moments that went on behind the scenes! Check out some of my pics (mixed in with others’) in the gallery, and get all the tea below!

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Lil Kim Doesn’t Seem To Believe Nicki Minaj

Lil Kim & Nicki Minaj in 2008

Earlier this week, Nicki Minaj stopped by Hot 97 to squash the almost year-old issue she had with morning show host Peter Rosenberg. After the pair ironed out the beef, the sit-down became an interview, with Nicki discussing new music, the film she’s working on…and who her favorite female MC’s are. Despite their long-standing feud, Nicki named Lil Kim as one of her favorites (along with Foxy, Remy Ma, Lauryn Hill and Missy), but apparently Lil Kim and her loyal fans aren’t believing her. Kim RT’d a few of her followers that said they think Nicki is full of it and “just using Kim for press,” but my question is…how is she lying? Nicki has ALWAYS stated that Kim was one of her biggest influencers and favorite artists growing up, and you can’t change the past in spite of current issues! Even when I interviewed Nicki way back in 09, she cited the very same ladies as her influences. It would be dope if these ladies could just put the issue behind them now. Seems Nicki is past it, and hopefully Kim is too! I can’t see them making music together any time soon, but being cordial would be a cool start! What do you think?

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