Drake revealed he had dreams of a fairytale life with Rihanna on LeBron's HBO show The Shop."Of course, as life takes shape and teaches you your own lessons, I end up in this situation where I don’t have the fairy tale," he said. "Like, ‘Oh, Drake started a family with Rihanna, and like, this is like so perfect.’ ... It looks so good on paper. By the way, I wanted that too at one time."The “In My Feelings” rapper famously dated Rihanna in 2016 and even professed his undying love for her at the MTV Video Music Awards that year. The singer and mogul later admitted she was uncomfortable with Drake’s behavior and said they weren’t friends anymore.“The VMAs is such a fan-focused awards show, so having that energy around me, and knowing the people who had received the award in the past, made it feel like a big deal,” she told Vogue in May. “Waiting through that speech was probably the most uncomfortable part. I don’t like too many compliments; I don’t like to be put on blast … We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies, either. It is what it is.”In other Rihanna-adjacent news, it was revealed Monday that Drake had settled his beef with Chris Brown, who also dated Rihanna before assaulting her in 2009. The two had a public feud that resulted in a fist fight in 2012.“Drake wants to cut as much unnecessary drama as possible out of his life, so he’s psyched to be cool with Chris again, and Meek,” a source told Hollywood Life. “After all that’s gone down this year, especially Mac [Miller]’s death, Drake has really re-evaluated what’s important in life, and what’s not.”Watch the interview below: Now, check these out:Rihanna Says She Wants To Do A Reggae Album, Admits Drake's VMA Speech Was Awkward For Her TooDrake Sues Woman Accusing Him Of Sexual Assault And Fathering Her ChildRihanna Hilariously Trolls Fans Asking About New...
Cardi B and Offset are new parents and, like any parents, are finding ways to balance their professional and personal lives with their new roles as guardians of a child. As both are touring artists whose hectic lives include performances, interviews and club appearances, multi-tasking is very much a thing.On Tuesday, Cardi B posted a quick Instagram video featuring herself and Offset at the club with the simple caption, "FaceTime with K." The video was from a club appearance the two made on Saturday night, following a Migos performance on the Aubrey & the Three Amigos tour with Drake. View this post on Instagram
FaceTime with K😩😩😩😂❤️
A post shared by CARDIVENOM (@iamcardib) on Sep 18, 2018 at 9:28pm PDTIn the video, the Invasion of Privacy rapper coos with her three-month-old baby daughter, and then turns the camera around to focus on Offset joining in on the love behind her.OMG, the cutes.According to Metro UK, Cardi decided to bring Kulture to see her pops perform a show in Philadelphia: View this post on Instagram
We came to see Poppa Bear 🐻
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Drake is suing the woman who accused him of raping and impregnating her last year.In April 2017, Layla Lace went on Sirius XM's Shade 45 and told the hosts Drake disappeared after she revealed her alleged pregnancy, reports E! News. View this post on Instagram
@Shade45 #streetsweeperradio sits down with #LaylaLace the woman alledgelly pregnant by Drake. #jazziebelletvA post shared by Jazzie Belle💋 (@jazziebelletv) on Apr 20, 2017 at 1:15pm PDT
“It’s 100 percent sure. He knows it. I’m just going to leave it at that,” she said. “He pretty much was like, ‘I'mma call you back,’ and the phone calls just stopped.”Lace also mentioned the rapper and repeated her claims in a post on her now-deleted Instagram account.“So I guess still in this era this is the new thing that after you tell a dude you pregnant they stop answering they phone,” she wrote, according to People Magazine. “I feel so stupid … I never told this man ‘No’; I did everything he told me to do … ((NEVER)) asked him for a dime … But don’t worry; I'mma make sure I make a field day out of your f**king ass.”The “In My Feelings” rapper filed a suit against Lace, whose real name is Laquana Morris, this week, according to People Magazine.The lawsuit alleges Lace made up her claims a month after Drake stopped responding to her text messages and calls following "consensual, protected sex" in Manchester while he was on tour last year. The suit says Lace got upset when Drake wouldn’t allow her to continue to travel with him after their encounter.The paper also cast doubt on Lace’s pregnancy. The document says the pair used protection during their sexual encounter and accuses Lace of refusing to take a paternity test.“There is no credible evidence of pregnancy, nor any baby, which would have been born last fall,” the suit reads.A month after their encounter, according to Drake's account, Lace told Manchester police she was raped. Drake was cleared of any wrongdoing by authorities, and it was then, he alleges, Lace asked him for money in exchange for silence."Enough is enough. With this action, Drake is refusing to allow Layla to get away with her malicious plot and scheme to extort millions of dollars from him by threatening to go public with salacious (and ever-changing) false accusations of conduct that simply did not happen," the lawsuit says."It would have been easy for Drake to pay for silence. However, Drake does not want to take the easy way out. Layla and her attorneys underestimated Drake's steadfast resolve not to pay hush money to avoid negative publicity arising from fabricated claims. He looks forward to holding Layla and those working in concert with her responsibly for he egregious misconduct."Now, check these out:Drake Reportedly Shut Down A D.C. Restaurant To Dine Out With 18-Year-Old Model Bella HarrisChildish Gambino's 'Feels Like Summer' Video Is Full Of Cameos That Perfectly Sum Up A Wild Summer '18This Educational Spin On 'In My Feelings' Is Cute And All But Folks Are Getting Creeped Out By This One...
Drake may have a new bae, or at least, seems to be courting one. E! News reports the "God's Plan" rapper shut down RPM Italian restaurant in Washington, D.C. so that he could enjoy a private dinner with model Bella Harris. Harris has modeled for huge brands such as Guess, Forever 21 and Calvin Klein.Harris also posted a couple pics with the rapper on Instagram to add heat to this tea. View this post on Instagram
no place I’d rather be 💙
A post shared by Bella B Harris (@bellabharris) on Aug 24, 2018 at 10:06pm PDTHarris captioned the pic, "No place I'd rather be," along with a blue heart emoji, which had folks wondering what was going on between the two.Along with the fact a new girl is possibly in the rapper's life, the model's age raised eyebrows on social media. Harris is 18-years-old and graduated high school in June, while Drake is 31-years-old. Technically legal, yes, but are they appropriate peers?I can hear the Drake lyrics already,
The younger the berry the sweeter the juice
The boy is back in the booth, not Jorja she’s younger by few
Too many headlines about grooming a Yute
Too many Walt Disney characters, she’s my princess to boot
Is there more? pic.twitter.com/Strzop1y6x— milk and henny (@ablsaint) September 14, 2018Drake shut down the whole restaurant to talk about what her report card lookin like— b. (@CheckTheResume) September 14, 2018Drake. 31. Bella Harris. 18.
Uncle go and find your age mates— #TheYoungest (@AYoungIvz) September 14, 2018Drake: Yo 40 I’m meeting Bella tonight
40: Hadid yeah she’s a dime g
Drake: Nah Harris bro
40: Ain’t she...and you known her since... pic.twitter.com/yVBqSB0ig5— 5% TINT (@FaboMus) September 14, 2018Drake is one full bladder away from replacing R Kelly.— Yeah, whatever. (@Keith_a_Trip) September 14, 2018I just wanna know what Drake and a 18 year old girl talk about on a dinner date. pic.twitter.com/LjRTD2rn5D— Cort. (@_cortneydoll) September 14, 2018lol imagine asking for permission to use the washroom and then the next year you're dating Drake. In big big 2018.— LISTEN TO MY PODCAST EXTRA GRAVY SHOW (@ThatDudeMCFLY) September 14, 2018As Complex notes, Harris has actually known Drake for a hot minute, having posted a cozy pic with him almost two years ago. View this post on Instagram
last night w this legend💙🤘🏼 #revengetour
A post shared by Bella B Harris (@bellabharris) on Sep 28, 2016 at 7:51am PDTNow, check these out: The Truth Behind Drake's Leaked Blackface Photo Is Not Exactly What We ExpectedApparently, This Is The Kiki Whose Love We’ve All Been Questioning — And Drake’s Been Rapping About Her Since 2007Here's How You Can Own Drake's Handwritten 'Room For Improvement'...
Donald Glover continues to grab 2018 by the horns and make this year his. After snatching our wigs with the visuals to "This is America" in May, the rapper/actor, also known as Childish Gambino, has dropped the visuals to his latest single "Feels Like Summer." The animated five-minute video has cartoon cameos of your favorite rappers and singers complementing the smooth vocals from Gambino. You have the Atlanta-based group Migos playing basketball, and Lil Yatchy is seen enjoying a popsicle, notes the Fader. Future makes a cameo, stealing Drake's bike, while Outkast, Kodak Black and a host of others also make interesting appearances.Among all of the celebrity appearances, Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott are together on a lawn playing with blocks. Travis Scott takes a block and knocks down Nicki's house. It seems like a nod to their recent beef over album sales, in which Scott bested the "Chun-Li" artist.The video was made possible by artist Justin Richburg who made waves with his controversial piece "Dice Game."I appreciate art but why y’all got me in this foolishness??? Matter fact fuck me, why y’all got The Obama’s, Malcolm X, MLK Jr, And Oprah in this foolishness. Y’all got Black Panther and 2 PAC watching the door???? Will Smith in the background IG’ing the whole thing. You don’t get into heaven doing stuff like this unless of course heaven got a ghetto....Who made this???? REVEAL YOURSELF!!!! UPDATE Art by @justin_richburgA post shared by Charlamagne Thagod (@cthagod) on Feb 22, 2018 at 6:51pm PSTHis art has gained popularity because of his commentary on black culture and social issues like interracial dating. In The Source magazine, Richburg talked about his most recent piece that comments on the state of interracial dating in the black community. "It’s a stigma because of the history of racism in America I think," he said. "People don’t like to see their race mixing with other races."Why he is a sellout, but she’s not? Like and comment your thoughts🤔💭 #justinrichburgmadeit #selloutA post shared by @ justin_richburg on Aug 8, 2018 at 3:54pm PDTFor his part in this latest Gambino visual, Richburg used his signature style to design the characters. Gambino, Ivan Dixon and Greg Sharp directed this animated short.Glover will kick off his This is America tour on September 4 in his hometown, Atlanta, GA.Now, take a look at the video for yourself:
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The lyrics to Drake's "In My Feelings" have inspired everyone and their mama (and their teacher!) to repurpose the line "Kiki, do you love me?" to fit a myriad of fun contexts!Now the Kiki challenge has gone all the way to a school bulletin board promoting literacy and knowledge. Winning.Except ... some people online had a tiny issue with the clever display.THE HANDS pic.twitter.com/pJluRKSFzG— Maria Verdugo (@qualityyh2o) August 21, 2018 pic.twitter.com/CX3MtHkMVl— og (@ashlynnnmariee_) August 21, 2018Not the "strong hand" from Scary Movie 2!We wish we knew how to quit y'all. Once folks got started in on Drake's hands in the display, an unspoken agreement was made to administer no chill:pic.twitter.com/at5fk8reYG— grace🌞 (@pxrrier) August 21, 2018🤔 pic.twitter.com/1HdRmdQ9Kc— M.D. Kelz ♊ [0-0] (@Teezy06) August 21, 2018pic.twitter.com/XxK4YuWAt5— Vimbainashe 🌹 (@_Vimzzzz) August 22, 2018pic.twitter.com/6KilBqkbqD— #ScottStrong #KCancer (@RaysRallyKrewe) August 22, 2018pic.twitter.com/yI3UG1MEjY— ♛❥ClaudiaFrketic☯️✌️ (@Claudelirious) August 22, 2018Y'all, they even brought E.T. into the mix:pic.twitter.com/lyRINaScjb— Elly Del Toro🔮🌙🌿🧘🏼♀️ (@EllyLuna1111) August 22, 2018Really though, we know Drake got noticeable rap hands, but this ain't it, beloved.And just in case you thought Twitter only had criticism about the hands, note some self-appointed music critics found fault with the bulletin board's flow as well:Messed up the flow of the song too😂— Miscreant (@1KVNG____) August 22, 2018This shit annoyed me to no end...The hands...The unmatched flow...Ugh...— 🇵🇦Jess🇵🇷 (@lovinmygirls218) August 22, 2018I tried to rhyme and make it make sense. I just ended up disappointed they tried.— AA to the.........RON to the (@DoubleAwalk) August 22, 2018You just read it again to the tune to "In My Feelings" didn't you? Yeah, us too. Womp.Liking this content? Check these out:Drake Has Officially Declared The Winner Of The #InMyFeelings ChallengeMan On FBI's Most Wanted List Starts Doing 'In My Feelings' Challenge While Being ArrestedSterling K. Brown And Susan Kelechi Watson Are Twerking To Drake,...
Drake's "In My Feelings" has evolved into a larger-than-life sensation with Shiggy's #InMyFeelingsChallenge, and each new rendition of the viral dance has given us joy. In this most recent case, it's warming our hearts. Sofia Sanchez is a young patient awaiting a heart transplant at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, ABC 7 Chicago reports. Before her 11th birthday on August 18, she requested to meet Drake and posted the cutest #InMyFeelingsChallenge alongside her wheelchair.
"I just had surgery three weeks ago. The surgery was to help my heart pump," Sofia said in her video message. "I love your music, and I was hoping that you could come and cheer me up for my birthday."As cosmic timing would have it, Drake was set to perform in Chicago the same weekend as Sofia's birthday, according to BuzzFeed.And as we all know from the video for "God's Plan," the Toronto rapper isn't a stranger to charitable acts.So it is likely no surprise that the Scorpion rapper decided to head to the hospital to make her birthday that much better. After their adorable meeting, Drake took to Instagram to post pics of his new little BFF.
A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Aug 20, 2018 at 1:03pm PDT
Me and my love Sofia talking about Bieber and Owls and Basketball💙💙💙
A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Aug 20, 2018 at 12:59pm PDT"Me and my love Sofia talking about Bieber and Owls and Basketball," read the caption in the picture of the two together.Sofia got Drake's autograph, and he also got hers! Because well, she's a star now!"This is the best birthday present I've ever had," Sofia said.Check out the full video of their meeting below:
Today, Lurie Children’s Hospital heart transplant patient Sofia Sanchez, who turned 11 on Saturday, had one of her birthday wishes come true– a surprise visit from Drake, @champagnepapi. #all4your1 #drake #kikichallenge
A post shared by Lurie Children's (@luriechildrens) on Aug 20, 2018 at 7:02pm PDTLiking this content? Check these out:Man On FBI's Most Wanted List Starts Doing 'In My Feelings' Challenge While Being Arrested15 Songs That Truly Got Us In Our Feelings9 Things We Definitely Weren't Expecting From Drake's 'In My Feelings' Music...
Just when we thought the #InMyFeelingsChallenge was finally dying down, a murder suspect has pushed it back into the limelight in the strangest fashion. After a four-month search by the FBI, Antwan Mims was arrested in College Park, Georgia, before being flown to Benton Harbor, Michigan, according to WNDU. Mims allegedly killed two young fathers, Cortez Lamont Miller and Michael Canthrell Johnson in mid-March while at a house party. According to Breaking 911, he is being charged with two counts of first-degree premeditated murder, possession of a firearm by a felon and two counts of felony weapon possession. His arrest was seen as a victory for authorities who'd been searching for Mims since March. Mims was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitive List.As he was being led from the plane to the car in handcuffs, Mims turned to the camera and hits the "In My Feelings" dance, making a heart with his hands and miming driving a car.FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Antwan Mims is back in custody in Michigan. Watch to the end 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/TNbU9dDaRk— CatDaddy Keke (@KissMiAdidas) August 13, 2018"It's almost like it was a joke. He's taken two people's lives," Benton Harbor Director of Public Safety Dan McGinnis told WNDU.Witnesses told police Mims walked up to 22-year-old Miller and 29-year-old Johnson and fired. As the men laid on the ground, Mims allegedly shot Miller in the back of the head and Johnson in the face, according to police."It makes you wonder where a person's mindset is to be that cold-blooded," McGinnis continued. "It's why he's so dangerous—to go up and do that, in front of all those witnesses is unconscionable."Mims is believed to be a hitman for the infamous gang Gangster Disciples. Currently, he sits in the Berrien County Jail awaiting arraignment.Now, check these out: Kiki Better Love Drake After Watching These Winners Slay The #InMyFeelings ChallengeApparently, This Is The Kiki Whose Love We’ve All Been Questioning — And Drake’s Been Rapping About Her Since 2007Sterling K. Brown And Susan Kelechi Watson Are Twerking To Drake,...
Issa Rae had allegedly taken the concept of "Nice for What" to another level when she saw Drake at a Golden Globes party. While the award-winning actress and writer is flattered by the rumors, she made it known that she would never turn down Drizzy. The Insecure star appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about the upcoming third season of her HBO hit and what we can expect to see from her in the forthcoming months. While discussing her attendance at award show parties, her proximity to Drake at one of those events was brought up. Earlier this year, a few blogs suggested Drake shot his shot at Rae, only to be turned down. While Rae quickly took to Twitter to shut down the notion, we never got the full story of what happened until now. *Obsessed Fan Who Dedicated Entire Season to Artist Continues to Shamelessly Fangirl When She Sees Him at Party Later https://t.co/RggtVnc55f— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) January 12, 2018"I was headed to the HBO party as I should, and he was leaving the HBO party, and so we crossed paths," Rae told Colbert. "He said the most magical words ever.""What?" Colbert probed."I've been looking for you all night," Rae recalled. Rae then explained that Drake asked her to come to the Netflix party with him; however, she needed to hit the HBO party. Therefore, she declined his invite for the time being. "That would never happen," Rae addressed the speculation that she turned him down. There was no love lost between the two as Rae had a role in Drake's "Nice for What" video following the encounter, which she described as a "dream come true." Along with showcasing other monumental black women such as Tiffany Haddish, Tracee Ellis Ross, Misty Copeland and Yara Shahidi, the video was also directed by a young black woman, Kareena Evans.Season 3 of Insecure premieres Sunday, August 12.Check out the full interview below. Liking this content? Check these out: Issa Rae Destroys Kanye In Just 20 Wirds While Hosting Awards Show — And His Wife Was In The Audience6 Bombshells You May Have Missed On Drake's 'Scorpion' The Truth Behind Drake's Leaked Blackface Photo Isn't Exactly What We...
It looks like Drake has — wait for it — PLANS for God's Plan.The popular rapper filed trademark papers for the phrase "God's Plan," according to TMZ. The music video for the Scorpion single, which featured the rapper giving away thousands of dollars, instantly became a viral smash, amassing 762 million YouTube hits and counting. The filing could be for typical things like merchandise and the like, but reports also claim Drake's looking into using the phrase for a TV game show! Y'all. OMG.Is Drake coming for fellow Canadian Alex Trebek's neck?Imagine a game show where Drake gives away a bunch of money, similar to his charitable efforts in the music video. Sounds like perfect branding to us! According to The Fader, the filing could be a preemptive move since Drake was reportedly in his feelings (we had to) about folks capitalizing off his popularization of the term "YOLO" in his 2011 hit "The Motto."Drake's reps haven't officially commented on the matter yet, but we feel like it might be God's plan for us all to root for contestants on this potential game show; we've got our popcorn ready! Until there's an official announcement, we're wishin' and wishin' and wishin' and wishin'.Liking this content? Check these out:#GodsPlan: Drake Makes A Surprise Donation Of Over $125K To Miami Citizens As He Films His Latest VideoDrake Has Officially Declared The Winner Of The #InMyFeelings ChallengeGod's Plan: What Can You Give To Be A Philanthropist Like...
The summer of 2018 will undoubtedly be remembered as one within which people of all sorts mounted complex mobile video projects, risking life and limb to vault from the passenger side of their vehicles, dance-strutting while creating doubled handed, heart-shaped communications of interest in whether or not they had secured Kiki’s love. Yes, the #inmyfeelingschallenge swept social media, catapulting the song to the top of the charts and its melodic hook into digital ubiquity.Folded into the phenomenon, is a gritty set of female, vocal samples that convey what could be deemed the captivatingly rougher side of romance. They also inject the song with a distinctly “Nola” vibe, linking it to Louisiana’s vibrant bounce music culture.These punctuations sampled from the track “Smoking Gun” come courtesy of female MC, Magnolia Shorty (nee Renetta Lowe) who was tragically killed in 2010 along with a companion whose gang affiliations rendered the two targets.We hopped on the phone with Nawlin’s born-and-bred DJ RQ Away to learn about Drake sampling a sample within a sample, Shorty’s enduring legacy, and the fascinating politics of bounce music’s cultural migration.So DJ RQ Away, you come highly recommended; we heard from some pretty notable people that you were THE person to speak to about bounce.I grew up here in New Orleans in the 6th Ward, and I’ve been DJing throughout the city for about twelve years now. It all started when I was studying at the University of New Orleans.Do you spin mostly bounce music?Bounce at home is like Gogo is to DC or Base is to Miami. Here at home, bounce is appreciated in different ways by different sets of people. Personally, for me, it’s really cool to hear how creative cats can be with music that begins in one of two essential beats.That’s deep! Tell us about that. What are the origins of bounce music’s signature beats?There are two core beats, the Trigger Man (sampled from The Showboys "Triggaman") and the Brown Beat (sampled from Cameron Paul's "Brown Beats" which was also a reprogrammed sample).When bounce started, it was rap. but it was different cause it wasn’t over the usual hard-slapping hip hop beat. It still was traditional hip hop in that it was primarily straight male dominated though. Then, there was a time when women and the Queer community got more central in bounce. This is the south and there was some backlash to that, and well that sucks but…(laughing) sadly, that’s part of being American.Yeah, totally. responses to art can really get to the heart of what’s going on in our culture and communities. Even communities outside of our own…Yeah, just about any Saturday you can drive around the “hood” (if you will) and hear somebody playing bounce. But these days you’ll also find bounce nights at clubs frequented almost exclusively by young white people. Which is probably the side effect of any popularized form of black music.So Drake is “feeling” bounce big-time these days. Some people are side-eyeing that. What do you think?I first I heard “In My Feelings” when I started seeing the dance challenge videos on social media. No wait, I actually had listened to the song before at home and immediately knew it was a dope song. This is not too long after “Nice for What” caused some controversy. You know, some people accused him of appropriation of bounce culture. I mean, musical artists have “appropriated” other peoples’ culture all the time; I think with Drake, personally I’m not trippin’ cause he—because of his affiliations with Lil Wayne, Young Money, and Cash Money—has been attached to very important pieces of New Orleans culture for at least 10 years.Now that you mention it. Maybe Drake has been exposed to bounce for longer than we might assume. It could explain him sampling “Smoking Gun” by Magnolia Shorty.“Smoking Gun” is absolutely a bounce classic. It’s something that I’ve been asked to play throughout the entirety of my career. At one point I spun at Dillard University college parties. When you’re working that kinda job, you better play a bounce set, and that’s gonna include “Smoking Gun”. It’s a standard. It’s the sort of song that as soon as the first notes play, you hear somebody say, “Heyyyyyyyyyy!”.It’s crazy cause on the hook of Magnolia Shorty’s “Smoking Gun” there’s a vocal sample of Jazmine Sullivan’s performance on a Jadakiss track of the same name. Do bounce heads know all this?I’m not sure, cause I haven’t heard that many people mention the Jadakiss sample. Maybe DJs do.Everybody in the New Orleans Bounce community knew about Magnolia Shorty and her companion’s tragic passing in 2010 though. Right?Sadly people get killed here too often. But when the reports of these particular deaths came out, I really saw how many people had been really touched by Magnolia Shorty during her life. People really REALLY loved and cared about her. Right around the time that she was killed, when you played “Smoking Gun” it wasn’t as happy. You’ll still hear a DJ or MC say “R.I.P. Shorty” often when it’s played. She was very well respected.Do your Louisiana peeps expect you to honor her by mixing back to “Smoking Gun” when you play “In My Feelings”?I got a message from a regular at the Friday spot where I spin. She definitely said, “Next time you don’t drop back to that Shorty after you play ‘In My Feelings’, we gon fight!”. So…(laughs)They like seeing that homage paid?Yeah...And you are spinning “In My Feelings” a ton right now I bet.It might get played out soon but that’s not the song’s fault, that’s just how popular music works these days.Late in the game, it became the song of summer. It’s everywhe re!Yeah, it’s really different these days; when I was a kid, I had to wait to hear my favorite new song. I had to wait for it to come on the radio, or I had to wait for somebody to request it on The Box. Now songs, videos, and artists are basically “in rotation” on IG, Twitter, and Snapchat on top of the traditional outlets.Do you think that Drake knew that “In My Feelings” would perform so well?That’s a really good question. I think that he or somebody within his team did. I don’t know who. I very much believe that when artists of that level make decisions there are a lot of people around who make up their “thinking tank”.If you're in New Orleans, you should make time to check out DJ RQ Away’s beats (Bounce among them) at his regularly curated...
If you were happy to see Big Freedia in the “In My Feelings” music video, don’t pat Drake on the back for it.Big Freedia revealed she had to hit Drake up to be featured in the video after she heard he was in New Orleans. Freedia was featured on the "Nice for What" track but was noticeably absent in the music video for the song, drawing criticism from fans."I decided to hit him up myself and was like, 'Why you didn't let me know you were in New Orleans?'" she told TMZ. "And he was like, 'I just got here. Why don't you come through? We're shooting a video tonight. I want you to get a few cameos.' So I did that."The Queen Diva said she had to stay up 'til the wee hours of the morning to make her appearance, but it got done."I had to call my people at midnight to come make me up and do my hair," Freedia added. "I made it to the video shoot at about 2:00 a.m., and we hung out until about 6:00 a.m. He didn't want me to get off the mic. He wanted me to rock the mic and the crowd all night."Big Freedia said Drake didn’t directly apologize for the "Nice for What" snub, but she feels like her cameos in “In My Feelings” made up for the omission. She said her appearance in the latest video, where she is in good cameo company with stars like Lala Anthony and Phylicia Rashad, could encourage other artists to include LGBTQ folks in their content."It wasn't really an apology, because I guess he felt like, 'You didn't make 'Nice for What,' but that's why I made sure that I responded soon as you hit me up so that you could be in 'In My Feelings.' In that video.' It's definitely a step in the right direction,” Freedia said. “I think that other artists out there should feel the same way, that no matter what your background is—no matter if you're a gay artist—that we can be able to be there just as anyone else."Now, check these out:9 Things We Definitely Weren't Expecting From Drake's 'In My Feelings' Music VideoBig Freedia Was Hyped About Appearing In 'Nice For What,' Says She Just Wants Bounce Artists To Get Their Due CreditIt’s Time To Welcome The LGBTQ Community Into Hip-Hop With Open...