Young Thug Says He’d Never Buy a Jay Z Album
Young Thug has been picked apart for referencing other men as “hubby,” “bae,” and other terms of endearment usually reserved for significant others, but his latest statement may be even more offensive to Hip-Hop heads everywhere, as he shared his feelings about aging within rap culture with GQ while admitting that he’ll never cop a Jay Z album because the veteran MC is simply too old to be rockin’ the mic.
The conversation steered itself towards Hov when Thugger was asked if he’s a “music lifer.” The “Lifestyle” rapper responded that he is because he wants to be relevant forever, but has no intentions of rapping in his later years.
GQ: Are you a music lifer?
Young Thug: Yeah, I’ma be here forever. I don’t want to rap forever. But I want to be rich forever.
GQ: Why not rap forever?
YT: I don’t want to be 50 years old and rapping, man. I’m pretty sure nobody wants to do that. I’m pretty sure Jay Z don’t wanna rap right now.
GQ: Why is it such a young man’s game?
YT: If you’re 30, 40 years old, you’re not getting listened to by minors. Like, Jay Z has some of the sickest lyrics ever, but I would never buy his CD, just because of my age and because of his age. By the time I turn that old, I ain’t gonna be doing what he’s doing.
Taraji P. Henson Says Lil Kim Influenced Empire’s “Cookie”
Taraji P. Henson’s “Cookie” outspoken and strong character is one of the biggest reasons why audiences are tuning into Empire in record numbers. The actress recently spoke to Vogue about the character, and Taraji revealed that Lil Kim influenced the headstrong “Cookie.”
She added that Foxy Brown, Salt-N-Pepa, and other strong female Hip-Hop influencers, but Henson says Kim is the “champion.”
“[Cookie’s] more than hip-hop: She’s everywoman, she’s a mother, she’s a family woman, a wife, a ride-or-die. She made a sacrifice to break the cycle of poverty, and that makes her an everywoman. Is she influenced by Foxy Brown? Certainly. That’s where a lot of her style comes from—Salt-N-Pepa, all of that. That era of hip-hop was her heyday, those are the woman she identifies with.”
“Kim is everything. Today it’s Nicki Minaj, but Nicki Minaj got everything from Kim. Kim came on the scene and made everything change for women—she made it feminine and sexy and hardcore. She was a champion, and she’s certainly Cookie’s champion.”
Teyana Taylor Accuses RHOA’s Porsha Williams Of Stealing Clothing Line Name
Another day and a Real Housewives of Atlanta star is yet again caught up in some online drama. Teyana Taylor is slamming RHOA’s Porsha Williams for allegedly jacking her clothing line’s name. Earlier today, Porsha notified her fans she would be releasing a new t-shirt with the design, “#unbothered” written on the front. Seemed innocent enough except for one thing, Teyana has a clothing line but that exact name! The singer put Porsha on notice today when Porsha uploaded the shirt and informed fans when they can purchase it.
Once Teyana got word about Porsha’s t-shirt, she swooped inside of her Instagram comments and stated:
Porsha quietly removed Teyana’s comment and hasn’t said a peep about the IG dust up. To be fair to Teyana, she has been notifying her fans about her line from late last year. So if Porsha has in fact been following her on IG for a while she may have some explaining to do.
Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Digital Producer of The Morning Heat and Sports Editor of Radio One Detroit
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