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Love and Hip Hop Atlanta Season 5 will be premiering on April 4 but the drama has already popped off between some of its cast members.

Some of the cast members had just finished shooting a scene inside of a venue on Peters St in Atlanta when one of the new members of the show got into it with Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez.

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Wake Up America

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Wake Up America!

Here it is the next election is awaiting our vote and we’re sleeping. We have been distracted by this character playing the part during a very important time in the history of our country. We have issues that need to be discussed and the only thing we’ve been hearing about during these debates are derogatory statements, signifying  words and unanswered questions. READ MORE

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Bankroll Fresh, an up and coming Atlanta area rapper, was shot and killed last night outside of Street Execs studios in Atlanta.

Reportedly more than 50 shell casings were found outside of the studio but Bankroll was the only person that was hit. As the news began to get out several rap artist and personalities have taken to social media to express their condolences.

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The trial of O.J. Simpson for the double murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman captivated the world’s attention. The verdict then shook the world as O.J. Simpson was found not guilty. Now the murder weapon may have been and at Simpson’s former home. READ MORE

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Earlier today Dj Khaled confirmed the news via his Snapchat and Instagram that he has signed to Roc Nation and will now be managed personally by none other than Jay-Z himself.

Khaled joins a star-studded roster of clients to be managed by the Roc Nation brand including Rihanna, Shakira, Meek Mill, Big Sean, and DJ Mustard.

This may be a huge boost for Roc Nation after they were just slapped with a $5 million lawsuit.

The We the Best DJ has been on a good run lately by inspiring millions with his motivational talks with the infamous “keys to success” on Snapchat and premiering Future’s latest album EVOL and French Montana’s Wave Gods on his new Beats1 Radio show on Apple Music.

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In a video posted on WorldStar Hip Hop, viewers could see Jay-Z giving Khaled his Roc-A-Fella chain in what seemed like a very powerful moment between the two.

Jigga even claimed that the was the last chain of its kind saying, “I don’t own an original one at all this is my last one.”

The video ended with HOV spitting bars over what may be a new DJ Khaled record or even a new record for the next Jay-Z project.

Sound off in the comments section and tell us what you think about DJ Khaled signing on to Roc Nation and being managed by Jay-Z!

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Three people were killed and 14 others were injured at a factory in Kansas. The gunman was armed with what police called an “assault-style”  Thursday before he was killed by a police officer who rushed into the building alone. See more details below.

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The Brits went and cast a white man to play Michael Jackson for an upcoming British tv series.  Get their unintentional shade inside, and Angela Bassett‘s epic response….

UPDATE: Joseph spoke to “Entertainment Tonight” confirming the project, but saying the casting decision wasn’t a malicious one.

“I’m a white, middle-class guy from London – I’m as shocked [about the casting] as you might be.

“It’s a light comedy look. It’s not in any way malicious. It’s actually endearing. And the more I actually looked at Michael – it’s great, as an actor, to have so much to copy and look at in interviews – the more I kind of fell in love with him.”

Joseph also said that in 2001, Michael had a “pigmentation issue” with his skin, so the issue of race should not come into play. What he must not realize is that race is deeper than just skin color.  But ok guy.

UPDATE 2: Footage has been uncovered of Michael speaking to Oprah in 1993 where he revealed he DOES NOT want to be portrayed by a white actor. He said:

“Why would I want a white child to play me? I’m a black American. I’m a black American. I’m proud to be a black American. I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am. That’s like you [Oprah] wanting an oriental person to play you as a child. Does that make sense? Please people stop believing these horrifying stories.”

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If you’ve seen Shakespeare in Love, you’ve seen Joseph Fiennes (who played Shakespeare) and your’e well aware that he’s a white Britishman.  So why would he be cast as Michael Jackson in an upcoming British tv special?  Shade!

Fiennes will play the late Michael Jackson in a half-hour comedy special set to air on Sky TV entitled “Elizabeth, Michael, and Marlon.”

The show will also star Brian Cox as Marlon Brando and Stockard Channing as Elizabeth Taylor.  The premise: A comedy telling the story of how Michael, Marlon and Elizabeth all took a road trip together out of NYC to escape 9/11.  Huh?!

According to Vanity Fair, Elizabeth’s friend Sam Kashner said in his book, Elizabeth Taylor’s Closing Act, that Liz told him this car trip actually happened.  Apparently, Michael was having concerts at Madison Square Garden September 7th and September 10th, so he invited his friends Marlon and Liz to attend.  Here’s what the publication says was in the book:

All three found themselves trapped in the city after the Twin Towers fell. Michael had gotten a call from friends in Saudi Arabia who warned that America was under attack. He hollered down the hallway of his hotel for everyone in his entourage, and for Brando, to leave immediately. Elizabeth was staying at another hotel, the St. Regis, a few blocks away. Now here’s where the story gets complicated. In one version, these three towering icons of American pop culture planned their escape, afraid that they would be the next target. Michael and Brando had trouble leaving their hotel garage because fans kept banging on the car windows, following them down the street, screaming. Unable to fly, they drove out of the city.

 

Fast forward to this now becoming a tv special.  And Joseph has now been cast as Michael.

 

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When news hit the net, actor Orlando Jones said he’d rather Angela play Liz, since color is obviously no barrier.  Her response:

 

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Rihanna just dropped her Anti album semi-unannounced.  Get the deets inside on the semi-surprise rollout…

After dropping her single “Work” featuring Drake Wednesday afternoon, and after reports went rampant that her album would be available some time before Friday, the wait is over.

 

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RiRi just released the entire Anti album on Samsung devices and TIDAL.

The album was actually supposed to be a TIDAL exclusive release at midnight where you received a free code from the AntiDiaRY app on Samsung devices first.  But when TIDAL accidentally uploaded the album a few hours early and it accidentally leaked, folks with all devices were scrambling to download it and rip it for the masses.

So Ri went ahead and allowed for the album to be released on both platofrms, and she gave out the code herself on her Instagram page saying:

A gift to my navy! #ANTI is available right now!!! Download with code: ANTI http://smarturl.it/RihANTI @samsungmobileusa

Now, anyone can stream the album on Tidal for free (until the free offers run out).  For non-Samsung device users, you may be required to sign up for the free 60 day TIDAL trial as well.

Samsung paid a cool $25 million to work with Ri on this release, so it’s safe to say she likely mimicked Jay Z‘s Magna Carta Holy Grail release.  For Hov, Samsung purchased a million dollars worth of MCHG albums and gave them to Samsung users for free.

Forbes reports TIDAL has exclusivity on the album for the first week of its release.

The 13 song tracklist interestingly doesn’t include her previous singles “American Oxygen” “BBHMM” and “FourFiveSeconds.”  But according to Forbes, Rihanna’s releasing a deluxe version with an additional 3 songs this Friday.

 

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The tracklist for the initial release is below:

Rihanna – ANTI (Tracklist)
1. “Consideration” featuring SZA
2. “James Joint”
3. “Kiss It Better”
4. “Work” featuring Drake
5. “Desperado”
6. “Woo”
7. “Needed Me”
8. “Yeah, I Said It”
9. “Same Ol’ Mistakes”
10. “Never Ending”
11. “Love on the Brain”
12. “Higher”
13. “Close to You”

Have YOU downloaded it yet?!