T.I. Says 6ix9ine Can Return Home: "There's Rats Walking Around Right Now" 

As the days progress and more information is revealed about Tekashi 6ix9ine's kidnapping trial, the rap world continues to share its opinions regarding "snitching." Tekashi, real name Daniel Hernandez, has turned government informant and in just three days he's divulged information about Trippie Redd, Jim Jones, Cardi B, and Chief Keef, as well as handed over details about the illegal activities of his former friends and co-conspirators. 

Rap and hip hop artists have taken to social media to give their thoughts on "rat behavior," and the general consensus has been that sharing information with authorities about your associates to save yourself goes against street rules. As people debate the topic, Hernandez prepares for life outside of jail and, according to NME, his sentencing is expected in January 2020. While he does face 47 years in prison, his cooperation could make him a free man at the beginning of next year.

ExpediTIously host T.I. caught up with L.A.'s Big Boy's Neighborhood radio show to chat about the rapper's new podcast and a myriad of other topics, including Hernandez's testimony. T.I said that the unraveling of Hernandez was something that he knew was going to happen, so the rainbow-haired rapper's current situation isn't surprising to him. "I knew it was either that or he was gonna get himself killed," he stated. "I knew he wasn't gon' do no long periods of time in no RICO case. I just knew that...I didn't know it was gonna happen as soon as it did."

He added that he never had a problem with Hernandez, noting that his "problems are more private than public." T.I. made his predictions on what's next for Hernandez, saying, "He gon' take the stand, they gon' get some time, he gon' get less, he gon' come home and...or he'll die in jail. I don't know." If witness protection isn't in Hernandez's future, T.I. believes the rapper can leave jail and return home without a problem.

"There's a bunch of rats walking around right now," he said. "The thing that really hurt my feelings, when cats have suspicions about me and how my case worked and how I got down and such a downward departure and put that on me...my paperwork is available. Anybody that ever wanna see it. My plea agreement, you can pull up my court minutes. All you need is my name [and] my birthday. It's public record. Ain't no secret snitches." Check out T.I.'s interview below.

Rob Kardashian Heads To Court To Defend Hitman Texts To Blac Chyna's Friend 

The ongoing case between Rob Kardashian, Blac Chyna and her former friend Pilot Jones is still very much ongoing. The last update we posted on was that Pilot was aggressively going after Rob for threatening to hire a hitman to take him out. "There can be no reasonable argument Kardashian’s multiple direct and graphic death threats to Plaintiff are not the sort of 'extreme and outrageous,'" Pilot's team stated in court documents.

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The Blast now reports that Rob has responded to the case and his defense is that Pilot never took any of threats seriously at the time, so why are they a problem now? Rob provided evidence of a text Pilot sent to him after he sent threatening texts, to prove that nothing was serious:

"This is honestly not even that serious . . . If you feel you have to send 30 ppl to beat me up to prove your manhood or whatever, go ahead. Fortunately, I am spiritual (not religious) – at any rate that doesn’t intimidate or scare me. I have done nothing but be a good friend to Chyna."

Rob is fighting to get the case thrown out further stating that the issue between Pilot and Blac was put to rest a long time ago but the need for attention in the media is what this case is about. "Plaintiff is an opportunist who filed a meritless lawsuit as a shakedown attempt, seeking a payday from Kardashian," Rob's lawyers stated. 

Chris Brown Holds It Down On Sherwood Marty's "Vibe Is" 

The name Sherwood Marty has probably popped up a few times in the past few years. He's slowly getting his name known but it appears that he's ready to take his career to the next level. You see, he doesn't have any other projects on streaming services right now, with the exception of Young & Reckless with OMB Peezy.

He's dropped a ton of singles since then but it appears as though his latest has the potential to be his first Billboard charting hit. Marty came through with his new single, "Vibe Is" featuring none other than Chris Brown. Mouse On Tha Track cooked up the production for Breezy and Sherwood. There's a dark tone to it but Breezy's hook makes it a certified smash. Sherwood delivers a smooth, melodic flow that makes the track even more infectious.

It seems like it won't take long for this song to pop up everywhere. Peep "Vibe Is" below.

Quotable Lyrics
I just stuffed my pockets up with nothin' but them big bills
Try to take some from me, then I'm spinnin' like a windmill
Adderall and Percocets, I don't do the X pills
Come and vibe with me so I could show you how my sex feels

Beyonce Fans Drag Bette Midler After She Says Beyhive Should "Defeat" Trump 

Apparently, Beyonce & the Beyhive are the only way to defeat Donald Trump. Not sure how that works but according to Bette Midler, and her math, there's more than enough Beyonce fans to take on Trump and his fanbase. Why they would take on the task of taking on a politician remains unclear but Midler was fantasizing about the almighty Beyhive mobilizing "to defeat" Trump and the MAGA clan.

"#Beyoncé has 133 million Instagram followers. More than double the people who voted for Trump. Wouldn’t it be amazing if the #BeyHive mobilized to defeat him? I also wouldn’t mind if a regular bee hive fucked his shit up," she wrote on Twitter. 

Midler, an elderly white woman, was immediately dragged through the dirt on Twitter, for several reasons. For one, Beyonce is a global superstar with a fanbase across the world. There's a good chance those 133M followers aren't all from America. Another reason is how a white woman is expecting a Black woman to fix a mess made by a large portion of America's white population. For three, she once said that "women are the n-words of the world" -- a ridiculous statement that she was forced into apologizing for. 

The issue was summed up properly by Bishop Talbert Swan who quoted Middler and shared some statistics. "53% of white women voted for Trump. Get your daughters, mamas, & grandmas together. 70% of white men voted for Trump. Get your lovers, husbands, sons, & granddads together. Wouldn’t it be amazing if wypipo mobilized to defeat this white supremacist?" He replied to her.

Peep more responses below. 

Money Man Provides The Soundtrack To Raiding "Area 51" On New EP 

Over the past while, people have been trying to rally a massive group in order to raid Area 51, the secretive base in Nevada that's rumored to be hiding aliens. For years, people have speculated that the government's been keeping aliens. People attempted to find these aliens at Area 51 earlier today but it failed -- only a 100 people showed up with one man getting arrested for public urination. 

Plans may have fallen through to bombard the secretive military base but Money Man is here to hold it down for our music needs. Earlier today, he came through with a surprise drop on YouTube titled, Area 51. With five tracks in total, Money Man only has one feature on the project from BC Shooter.

Peep the new EP below. 

Casanova Recruits Young Thug, Gunna, & More For “Behind These Scars” Tracklist 

To coincide with the release of his new single “Stay Wit It,” Brooklyn rapper Casanova decided to make his forthcoming album, Behind These Scars, available for pre-order on iTunes today. With that happening, the project’s official tracklist was unveiled, along with its release date.

Dropping October 11, Behind These Scars will contain 10 tracks in total and feature guest appearances from Young Thug, Gunna, Chris Brown, Fabolous, Giggs and Kaycyy Pluto. It will be led by the previously heard singles “Coming Home” & "So Brooklyn," the latter of which features Fab.

"It’s no secret that I’ve been through a lot. This body of work will invite you into my world," Casanova said on social media last night. "My life. My pain. It’s my most vulnerable body of work. I invite you to listen to the story BEHIND THESE SCARS. October 11th. Pre-order available at midnight with my latest track, 'Stay Wit It' trust me I’m gonna make all my listeners proud."

Check out the official tracklist (below) and be sure to revisit his new single here if you haven't done so already. Pre-order’s available now on iTunes.

Lil Reese Jokes That 6ix9ine Going To Snitch On Him Next After Chief Keef Testimony 

Tekashi 6ix9ine had several longstanding feuds before he was arrested in November 2018. However, with the protection of his former gang, he was able to afford telling people all over the country to suck his d*ck without facing any sort of real repercussions. His feuds weren't just with rappers, though; sometimes it would be whole cities. 

His feud with Chief Keef and Chicago was highly publicized and even became a feud that led to some charges. He began feuding with a large number of rappers out there including Chief Keef's affiliate Lil Reese. While 6ix9ine managed to make his way in and out of Chicago swiftly without being touched, Lil Reese was on the prowl looking for him.

As time went on, neither of them actually agreed to make peace but it appears as though Lil Reese is getting the last laugh now that 6ix9ine took the stand. 

"Next thing Tekashi 6ix9ine finna be like, 'Reesey with Chief Keef. He with BD and Lamron and 'em. Can't forget them!'" Reese said on Instagram.

Yesterday, Tekashi 6ix9ine took the stand where he testified that he put money on Chief Keef's head which resulted in the Times Square W Hotel shooting in 2018. Chief Keef's in his own world so it's unsure if he even heard about 6ix9ine's testimony but given how it's been the talk of the town, it seems impossible for him to have avoided. 

Tyler, The Creator Appears To Be An Animal Whisperer  

Tyler, The Creator's a Grammy-nominated artist who's secured a number of RIAA-certified plaques for selling millions of copies of some of his hottest songs. The 28-year-old's also got an impressive fashion empire consisting of his Golf Wang looks that never lacks on dropping off bold, colourful collections of clothes fit for every season. Among his other accolades, we now see that the 28-year-old has a magic touch when it comes to certain animals.

As per Tyler's recent Instagram shares, it's clear that while he's on the road for his Igor tour he's picked up a few friends along the way in the form of a squirrel, duck, bee, and beetle. 

A while back when Tyler caught up with Zane Lowe to discuss his Igor album, he stated how he didn't have pets growing up as a child. "It's crazy, things really point back to your childhood. I didn't have a pet, so this car could blow up, I could get another one. I don't have to take care of things," he said when discussing his ways and how it affects music. 

"I wasn't trying to be cool. It's no 'Who Dat Boy'...It may seem repetitive, but that's kinda what life is," he added of his fire album. "Everybody wake up in the morning and brush they goddamn teeth." 

Calvin Johnson Reveals Smoking Weed After Every Game As Pain Relief 

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson recently opened up about his playing time in the NFL as part of a story for Sports Illustrated, including the amount of concussions he suffered and how he chose to deal with pain during his nine-year career.

According to the three-time All Pro, opioid use was (and still is) rampant in the league but he preferred to smoke weed as a means to limit the pain. Now, he and his former teammate Robert Sims own a cannabis company, Primitive, aimed at helping other players plan for life after ball

Per Sports Illustrated's Michael Rosenberg:

"When I got to the league, [there] was opioid abuse," he said. "You really could go in the training room and get what you wanted. I can get Vicodin, I can get Oxy[contin]. It was too available. I used Percocet and stuff like that. And I did not like the way that made me feel. I had my preferred choice of medicine. Cannabis."

Johnson, 33, claims to have suffered at least nine concussions in his career. In speaking with Sports Illustrated, he also revealed how the Detroit Lions wanted him to change his story about a concussion he suffered during a game against the Minnesota Vikings in 2012.

He got used to concussions. “Bam, hit the ground real hard. I’m seeing stars; I can’t see straight,” he says. “But I know in a couple minutes I’m gonna be fine. Because I’ve done that plenty of times before.” In 2012 he told reporters he suffered one against the Vikings. The Lions said (and maintain) that he passed their concussion protocol, and Johnson later apologized: “I misused the terms nerve damage and concussion.” But he says now, “I knew I was concussed because I blacked out. I wasn’t seeing straight. And they wanted me to change my story.” Mostly, he says, he played through concussions because in his NFL that’s how you earn Employee of the Month.

In his nine NFL seasons, the man formerly known as Megatron earned Pro Bowl honors six times, and finished his career with 731 receptions for 11,619 yards and 83 touchdowns in 135 games.

Chris Brown Photoshops His Face In Rihanna's Lingerie Picture 

Chris Brown and Rihanna have a deep and very public relationship stemming back to their teens. Even as years pass, it appears that Rihanna is still on Chris Brown's mind on a pretty frequent basis. Every few months, Breezy will make something on social media towards Rihanna that makes everyone uncomfortable.

Earlier today, Rihanna shared lingerie photos in anticipation of her upcoming Fenty x Savage line. This quickly became an opportunity for Chris Brown to slide into her comments and thirst over her. It's unsure if his intentions are to win over Rihanna or to troll the masses but if it's the latter, then it's surely working. The singer's comments sparked outrage across social media but Breezy wasn't done yet. He returned to his Instagram story afterward where he shared the same photo Rihanna shared, except this time, he photoshopped a picture of his face next to her.

This type of incident has happened before, although the singer claimed that he was hacked. Back in June, comments that came from his account appeared under Karrueche's Instagram picture. The comments themselves weren't necessarily positive since they clowned Karrueche's new man, Victor Cruz's sense of fashion. Breezy later clarified that his account was hacked, although that excuse has been used since the dawn of social media. I guess we'll never know. 

Nike Air Max 97 "Nintendo 64" Release Date Revealed: Official Images 

If you're a 90s baby, then you probably owned a Nintendo 64 growing up. The console gave way to some of the most classic games of all-time like Super Smash Bros., Super Mario 64, Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and Banjo Kazooie. To this day, gamers are still incredibly nostalgic about the N64 and the memories it gave people. Nike is well aware of this need for nostalgia and has teamed up with Nintendo for a special colorway of the Air Max 97.

The model is the perfect representation of the console as it has a silver base with blue, green, and red rings throughout the upper. The Air Max unit is yellow and some of the tags throughout the shoe give nods to the buttons on the console. For instance, the tongue tags read "Power" and "Reset." The Air Max branding on the back heel is written in the same style as the Nintendo font which just further adds to the gaming aesthetic.

According to Sole Collector, these will be dropping on Wednesday, September 25th for $170 USD. Let us know in the comments if you plan on copping these.

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Kourtney Kardashian & Younes Bendjima Are Dating Again 

Kourtney Kardashian's got her love locked down once again with a familiar face that's none other than her 26-year-old ex Younes Bendjima. The 40-year-old mother of three and the young model began dating in 2016 and enjoyed romantic trips together for about two years. The reason for their breakup was never confirmed, but some sources alleged it was due to Younes cheating - something he quickly shut down at the time. 

"Once again you guys failed," he wrote. "I'm not attached to the "life" so you can't touch me. I know who I am where I'm from and where I'm going and that bothers you. Only one opinion matter The one of my Lord." Kourtney and Younes were recently spotted holding hands while grabbing lunch and checking out an art exhibit in Los Angeles. 

Much after the duo broke up, Younes made it clear that he still thought the world of Kourtney when he penned a sweet note her way. “Let’s not forget about this beautiful woman inside and out, I’m not the type of man that forget moments like that,” he wrote. [You're] an amazing woman and mum and I hope you will find happiness for you and your children it’s all love at the end of the day we don’t know what can happen tmw so there you go.”

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Air Jordan 12 "Game Royal" Officially Drops Tomorrow: How To Cop 

Sneakerheads love Air Jordans. Sure it's an obvious statement but sometimes it has to be reiterated just to further cement the legacy of Michael Jordan and the influence his sneakers have had on the culture. One of the most culturally significant Air Jordans is the Jordan 12 "Flu Game" which will forever live in infamy thanks to Jordan's otherworldly playoff performance while suffering from a stomach bug. 

Now, Jordan Brand is updating the "Flu Game" color scheme by replacing the red features with royal blue ones. This has given way to the Air Jordan 12 "Game Royal" which is set to drop tomorrow: Saturday, September 21st. It's an incredibly clean colorway that Jordanheads are excited to get their hands on. If you're planning to cop, it's important to know what your options are and we've got you covered. 

According to Sneaker News, the shoe is going to cost $190 USD and will be released at various retailers. Some of the shops carrying the shoe are Finish Line, East Bay, Dicks Sporting Goods, JD Sports, the Nike webstore, and, of course, the SNKRS App. The shoe will be available as of 10 AM EST across all of these different platforms.

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Casanova Isn't Concerned About 6ix9ine Case: "I Don't Care What He Doin'" 

One of 6ix9ine's first major feud was with Casanova. "Set Trippin" was ringing off in the clubs during 6ix9ine's ascent to stardom. The song was taken as a diss towards 6ix9ine. The two later squashed their feud and they even appeared on 50 Cent and Uncle Murda's "Get The Strap" together. Things have obviously changed since 6ix9ine was arrested on federal firearms and racketeering charges. Needless to say, they probably haven't talked to each other for a long time.

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6ix9ine took the stand this week and testified against his co-defendants while name dropping a few rappers. During the trial, Casanova's name was mentioned while 6ix9ine took the stand when the "GUMMO" rapper spoke on his rap feuds. Cas hopped on his Instagram Livestream and due to the number of comments regarding 6ix9ine, he wanted to let the record reflect that he has nothing to actually say about it. 

"I don't care what's goin' on with him. That's his business. I don't care what he doin'," he said. "When I was goin' at it with him, everybody turned on me. Stopped playing my music. I went from getting shows every weekend and every week to no shows for a year."

He concluded by stating that the message to all the up-and-coming artists is to focus on your music and your career instead of BS. Because the BS will catch up to ya. 

Melii Teams Up With London On Da Track For "TM Interlude" 

It smells like Melii got something new in the cut that she's readying to drop. Following the release of phAses earlier this year, Melii's been slowly establishing herself in the game while solidifying her sound. Earlier this month, she dropped off "No Hard Feelings," a moody record that showed another side of her.

She continues to explore that sound on her latest record, "TM Interlude." With production from London On Da Track, Melii delivers a somber and relatable track detailing heartbreak. It's another record that showcases more of a vulnerable side of her while she continues to prove that she's just as good of a singer as she is a rapper, and vice verse.

"@londonondatrack pulled up on me and I picked this beat Brody said “ima go to sleep hope I wake up to some fire “ lmaoo I literally watched him turn his back n put headphones on I looked at my engineer nervous af @papeplummer was like cmon Melii n I just freestyled the track n fell in love," she wrote about the song. 

Check it out below.

Quotable Lyrics
Every chance you got you wild out spend the nights out
With your boys and your poured up till your lights out
And to think you thought I needed ya
And now it was my voice that you hearing from the speakers
Guess you ain't heard so karma came around to teach ya

Rihanna's Team “Definitely Believe” She's Pregnant: Report 

Last week Rihanna hosted her annual Diamond Ball in New York City that welcomed some of the biggest stars in support of her Clara Lionel Foundation. While the singer was on the red carpet, she made just one comment that had fans going wild, assuming Rihanna was pregnant with her first child. "I’m a Black woman," she said when discussing her legacy. "I came from a Black woman, who came from a Black woman, who came from a Black woman AND…I’m going to give birth to a Black woman."

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The rumor was quickly settled by some of Rihanna's team but according to The Blast another set of the "Work" singer's entourage really believes she could be expecting a baby. As the publication states, Rihanna was working on a super private video recently and some of her team “definitely believe” it has to do with a pregnancy reveal.

While the speculations are valid, it's also fair to assume that Rihanna was working on a music video for an upcoming single of hers considering how eager her fans are for new music. However, the 31-year-old hasn't confirmed or denied her pregnancy rumours. She is dating a billionaire Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel so a baby isn't too far off. 

Let us know what you think in the comments. 

Free Nationals Enlist J.I.D, Kadhja Bonet & MIKNNA For Groovy New Single "On Sight" 

The Free Nationals haven't shared too many details about their forthcoming project but they are here with some brand new tunes. Anderson .Paak's collaborators are back with some new groovy vibes for your weekend. They released their new single, "On Sight" earlier today featuring a slew of talented artists. J.I.D ducks and weaves through the bubbly instrumentation with a jazzy inflection with his delivery.

The song also features Kadhja Bonet and MIKNNA who aren't necessarily household names yet but are extremely talented in their own right. Khadja Bonet might be familiar to anyone who's peeped SiR's new album. She secured a verse on "New Sky" and completely nailed it. MIKNNA are a rising R&B/Soul duo from Los Angeles who've been making some serious noise as of late. With their contributions to "On Sight," they showcased that they're ones to keep an eye out for.

Quotable Lyrics
On God, I can see it
Hope he send me a priest to exorcise my demons
Maybe a shrink, I'll probably get a blink of what I'm thinkin'
I've been smokin', I've been drinkin'
And I'm hopin' you can see me,
If you saw me, tell me, 'have you seen him?'

Antonio Brown Posts Nipsey Hussle Photoshop After Being Released By Patriots 

Antonio Brown was cut by the New England Patriots on Friday afternoon, less than two weeks after signing with the team following his fallout with the Oakland Raiders.

Brown's off the field issues, including numerous sexual assault allegations, continue to pile up and there's a real chance that the All Pro receiver won't play in the league ever again.

Immediately after the news broke, AB took to twitter with several tweets, one of which included a photo of Nipsey Hussle along with the quote, "Sometimes people try to destroy you precisely because they recognize your power; Not because they don't see it, but because they see it and they don't want it to exist." He later added, "The Marathon Continues," and proceed to thank the Patriots organization in a series of tweets.

Scroll down to check out each of AB's tweets since being released.

The Patriots issued the following statement on Friday afternoon: “The New England Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown. We appreciate the hard work of many people over the past 11 days, but we feel that it is best to move in a different direction at this time.”

In his lone game against Miami - and likely his last game of the season, possibly his career - AB caught four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown. Click here to check out some of the instant reactions to Brown being released by the Pats.

Future & Drake Share BTS Video From "WATTBA" On Album Anniversary 

It's one of the best modern-day collaborative albums to have come out of the hip-hop genre. When Drake and Future teamed up to release What A Time To Be Alive, nobody quite knew what to expect. Some fans believed this was a cheap way to replicate the success of Kanye West and Jay-Z's Watch The Throne but ultimately, both projects have gone down in hip-hop history. Drizzy and Pluto have undeniable chemistry. Every time they link up in the studio, magic is made. WATTBA is a modern classic. On its birthday, Fewtch decided to let his supporters in on what happened behind-the-scenes during the creation of the body of work, sharing a video on his socials today.

"4 years ago today," wrote the Atlanta icon, tagging his Canadian homie in the caption. Private conversations between the two rappers, producers DJ Esco and Metro Boomin, and more can be heard as Future marvels over how this album never should have been. Noting that they were in the midst of "changing the game," Future was confident about the album hitting. "We never, ever thought this would happen," he said. "This shit shouldn't have ever happened. Who let it happen? There are so many questions."

Clearly, Drake and Future knew what they were sitting on at the time. Revisit What A Time To Be Alive on its anniversary today and let us know your favorite song off of it.

Michael Jackson's Estate Claims Temporary Win In HBO "Leaving Neverland" Lawsuit 

The estate of Michael Jackson isn't letting their foot off of HBO. Following the release of Leaving Neverland, MJ's estate took legal action against them. They claimed that HBO violated contract agreements stemming from Jackson's 1994 live concert special that aired on the network. Despite this, HBO's denied any wrongdoing and attempted to have the case thrown but it appears as if the judge isn't siding with them.

According to Variety, Judge George Wu handed over a temporary win to Jackson's estate in their suit against HBO. The judge dismissed HBO's motion to have the case thrown out. The estate has been fighting to get a public arbitration. The judge later told HBO to file an anti-SLAPP motion. However, since he denied their motion, the statute wouldn't apply to public arbitration.

"It was filed to chill speech,” HBO's lawyer argued over the judge's decision. “It was filed to tell the world, ‘Don’t talk about child sex abuse.’… A company like HBO may be able to fight back and move forward. Others might not be able to do that.”

The judge essentially called the legal battle a "clash of the titans" between a wealthy estate and a massive media company. However, the co-executor of Jackson's estate that HBO is simply trying to fight against having "all the facts" out in the open.

"I’ve never seen a media organization fight so hard to keep a secret,” he said. “We’re saying let’s get all the facts out there, not just two stories from two accusers with a financial interest."

Following the suit filed by Michael Jackson's estate over violating their contract agreement, the company argued that the contract is invalid.