Britney Spears Shares Another Topless Photo & More Pics From Maui Trip

Britney Spears shared photos on Instagram, Friday, from Maui where she appears to be vacationing with her boyfriend, Sam Asghari.

The first post shows Asghari showing off her favorite cocktail, a picture of a “rare white owl,” and a video of herself rocking a pink bikini at the beach.

“It’s the little things you know … my favorite drink and the beach in Maui … GOD I LOVE YOU ALL ….. have a brilliant day my friends,” she captioned the post. “Pssss check out the statue of the rare white owl … I saw it this morning !!!! Before I saw it, a beautiful little boy with white blond hair who was two years old screamed at his mamma because he wanted his drink with a straw … it was the most adorable thing ever cause he reminded me of my boys when they were younger !!!!”

Britney Spears, Maui
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Spears also posted another video of herself topless, marking the fourth time she’s done so this week.

She also declared on her story that, “If standing up for yourself burns a bridge, I have matches,” according to TMZ

In the midst of a viral legal battle to get released from a conservatorship, Spears recently announced that she is quitting her Vegas gig and not doing any more live performances “anytime soon.”


Chris Paul To Showcase HBCUs In New Basketball Tournament

Star guard Chris Paul is continuing his crusade for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

Per The Undefeated, Paul has partnered up with the Basketball Hall of Fame to launch the Chris Paul HBCU Tip-Off: a two-day tournament featuring Morehouse College, Virginia Union University, West Virginia State University, and Winston-Salem State University in a nationally-televised doubleheader.

“I appreciate the collaboration of the Basketball Hall of Fame and Mohegan Sun in hosting this inaugural event,” the Phoenix Suns guard said. “With several family members and friends who have attended HBCUs, I know firsthand how important they are to our community and country’s future. I’m excited to offer an elevated experience to the players and fans this November.”

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Paul, who is a regular champion for Black colleges in the United States, is also a current student at Winston-Salem in his hometown, working toward a four-year degree in communications.

“Chris Paul has shown unwavering support for HBCUs and brought an awareness to creating opportunities for the student-athletes at these institutions,” added John L. Doleva, president and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “The Hall of Fame is proud to share in Chris’ vision and bring this event to life at beautiful Mohegan Sun Arena.”

Other initiatives from Paul include partnering with the Harvard Business School to bring its Entertainment, Media & Sports program to North Carolina A&T developing a class-to-career pipeline at the school and other HBCUs. He also teamed up with Sour Patch Kids and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to make a $1 million commitment over the next five years to students at HBCUs.

Pop Smoke’s ‘Faith’ Receives Another Update With Six Additional Songs

Pop Smoke’s Faith recently became the second No. 1 album in the late rapper’s catalog, joining Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon, which was released posthumously last summer. The 20-track project came with a vast lineup filled with some of the music industry’s biggest names, including Pusha T, Kanye West, Rick Ross, 21 Savage, Future, Chris Brown, Dua Lipa, Kodak Black, and more. Pop Smoke’s team added four new songs to the album in a deluxe reissue that saw guest appearances from G Herbo, OnPointLikeOP, Killa, Dread Woo, and Travi. However, it looks like they’re not done with Faith.

The late rapper’s team quietly updated the chart-topping album with six additional songs. Five of the tracks and brand new releases include contributions from Tay Floss, Rah Swish (who appears on the original version of the album), Fetty Luciano, Anuel AA, and the late rapper’s brother Obasi Jackson. The last addition to the project is “Dior,” Pop Smoke’s Grammy-nominated single.

The updated version of Faith arrives after the rapper’s team shared a celebratory video for Pop Smoke and Dua Lipa’s “Demeanor.”

Faith (Deluxe) is out now via Victor Victor Worldwide/Republic. Get it here.

Some artists covered here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

Aaron Rodgers Says He’s “100% All In” On Packers After Team Practice

Despite reportedly turning down a historic contract from the Packers, last week, Aaron Rodgers is finally back in Green Bay after reaching a contract agreement that will at least keep him in place through 2021. After practicing with the team, Saturday, Rodgers says he’s currently “100%” all in.”

“It’s the best feeling,” Rodgers said. “It was a little strange, I think, Day 1 just because I was gone for the entire offseason and contemplated my own future and the possibility of playing somewhere else as well. But when I’m back here, I’m 100 percent all in.”

Aaron Rodgers, Packers
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Rodgers’ return to Green Bay was from far from a guarantee. Earlier this year, he opted not to participate in OTAs or training camp, reportedly in the hopes that he would be traded.

“You know me, you know what I’m all about,” he continued. “I love my teammates. I love competing. I do love practice. I love to go out and give it to the young corner when I can, get after these guys, talk a little smack, especially with a new D-coordinator in here, we’ve got to let him know how it goes around here. It’s good to be back.”

The Packers’ first preseason game will be against the Houston Texans on August 14th.


Travis Thompson Shares “BLVD BOY” Album

Seattle-bred hyphenate Travis Thompson has returned with his third studio album, BLVD BOY. The new effort finds the underground mainstay sparring with the formidable likes of Juicy J, Westside BOOGIE, G-Eazy, KYLE, and Kota The Friend.

The 14-song outing follows up on 2019’s Reckless Endangerment and makes a case for Thompson continued expansion as a favortie among ctalogs.

“I know every artist says “’his album is a collection from my old albums,’ but I swear to God each song is a leveled-up version of the shit we’ve been doing- but in a whole new way,” Thompson told Flaunt ahead of the release this summer. “What we’ve always done has been super fan-driven and cool for us- but I feel like now we not only have the best version of that now, but new versions of my music that has legs now to really be something crazier than ever before. We’re making songs that slap at parties, in the car, at night alone, wherever you play them. And I’m just more grown-up. I feel like for a long time I was a kid fresh out of high school who was just excited to be a rapper. A lot of shit has happened in the last two years where I’ve had to grow up, and face myself in new ways. So the music reflects that. “

Tory Lanez Says “Black Kings” Are Under Attack Following Rolling Loud Appearance

Following a controversial appearance at Rolling Loud in Miami, earlier this week, Tory Lanez says that “Black kings” are under attack and warned his fans not to join in on it.

“Don’t let all of our black kings get extinct before you release it was you who helped,” he wrote on Twitter, early Saturday. “There is def an attack on the BLACK MAN’S LEGACY . Don’t be apart of it.”

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Lanez’s tweet comes days after he was brought on stage by DaBaby during his Rolling Loud set. The performance was controversial for a number of reasons– most notably a homophobic rant from DaBaby, which he subsequently made worse after the fact, but also because Megan The Stallion had performed just prior to DaBaby’s set.

Megan accused Lanez of shooting her, last summer, and recently started beefing with DaBaby after he collaborated with Lanez on the single, “SKAT.”

“When did rap get so politically correct that u can’t speak your mind and have an opinion …. why the fuck was rap started ?… for us to speak our mind …. rappers will not always be right, and u don’t have to agree . But they have a right to speak their mind,” Lanez tweeted earlier this week, seemingly in response to the uproar surrounding DaBaby’s Rolling Loud performance.

Check out Lanez’s new tweet below.

42 Dugg Delivers A Homophobic Response To Those Who Took Issue With A Video Of Him And His Son

The last week saw a number of instances of homophobia in hip-hop world. The biggest example is DaBaby’s bizarre rant at Miami’s Rolling Loud festival, where he also targeted people with HIV/AIDS. He was torched for his comments, but some, like Boosie Badazz and T.I., chose to defend the rapper. Now, Detroit native 42 Dugg has joined the list of rappers who have recently shared homophobic comments.

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On Friday, Dugg posted a video of him and his son. In it, the rapper can be seen licking and kissing the boy’s neck and shoulder area. A number of people on social media felt that Dugg’s actions towards his son were inappropriate. After catching wind of the comments, the rapper took to his Instagram to fire back at his critics.

“Ain’t nobody going for that gay ass h*e ass sh*t y’all on,” he wrote. Y’all [quick] to get on some gay b*tch ass sh*t but when a n**** jump down on one you h*e n****s and call somebody out we homophobic. Don’t nobody give a f*ck about that sh*t. Y’all don’t [know] us. We entertainers that’s it. We not here to coach you on life. If I say I’m not with that gay sh*t that’s where y’all should leave it.”

He added, “Quit tryna shove that sh*t down n****s throats. Ah gay n**** ah be on national tv tonguing down another h*e ass n****, but that’s ok though. Y’all or no motherfucker on earth ain’t finna make me like sh*t ion like and if y’all don’t like me f*ck y’all get wit me. Keep my son out y’all mouth flat out.” He concluded the post by writing, “Suck my d*ck you gay b*otches.”

The Detroit rapper’s bizarre rant comes after he shared a jittery video for “Turnest N**** In The City” and joined Flo Milli, Pooh Shiesty, and Rubi Rose for an XXL Freshman cypher.”

42 Dugg is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

Kyle Lowry Sweepstakes Gets New Frontrunner

After winning a title with the Toronto Raptors back in 2019, Kyle Lowry finally got the credit he deserves as one of the best point guards in the entire NBA. Due to the fact that Lowry plays in Canada, he simply hasn’t received the same shine as his peers. Despite this, he has risen above the crowd and has solidified himself as a player that will most likely have his jersey retired in Toronto. In fact, he’ll probably even get a statue, all things considered.

Despite this, Lowry is now a free agent and he is looking to make a splash outside of Toronto. There are various teams who want Lowry, including the New Orleans Pelicans, Miami Heat, and the Dallas Mavericks. The Lakers wanted Lowry too although now that they have Westbrook, Lowry is no longer in the cards.

Kyle Lowry

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According to Mavericks reporter Grant Afseth, the Miami Heat are now the frontrunner to sign Lowry. The Raptors star wants upwards of $30m million per year and the Heat have the money to make it happen, especially if they let go of Goran Dragic. Miami is an ideal destination for Lowry, who has experienced the cold winters of Canada for the better part of an entire decade.

Afseth also reported that the Pelicans and Mavericks still want Lowry, although, at this point, it seems pretty clear that Lowry would most likely go to the Heat if given the option.

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