Lil Yachty & Dr. Umar Debate Use Of The N-Word

Lil Yachty debated the use of the n-word with Dr. Umar after inviting the polarizing social media personality on his podcast, A Safe Place. While Yachty argued that his use of the word in his music and personal life is about reclamation, Umar argued it’s an example of “Post Traumatic Slavery Disease.”

“Show me another group of people who will fight for the right to continue to use a word that the government itself codified as a psychological word of mass destruction against your people,” Dr. Umar began. “It’s because of your Post Traumatic Slavery Disease.” On the other side, Yachty argued: “I was thinking it was a thing of almost just the swag and confidence that African Americans have that look like some, ‘F*ck y’all, we gon’ take the sh*t y’all use to break us down with and let you know that it don’t have no power over us.’”

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Lil Yachty Performs At Wireless Festival

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 08: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Lil Yachty performs during day two of Wireless Festival 2023 at Finsbury Park on July 08, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage)

Welcoming Umar on his podcast comes as the show continues to grow in popularity. Yachty has spoken with J. Cole, Lucki, Veeze, Sexyy Red, and many more artists in recent months. In addition to A Safe Place, Yachty is also hard at work on a new collaborative project with James Blake titled Bad Cameo. “I mean, granted, I think James has worked with a quite substantial amount of Hip Hop artists. But this project is so left for both of us,” he said. “And then, aside from the one picture that James posted, which — he doesn’t have many followers actually — I don’t think people know that we know each other exist. So it’s just gon’ be like, ‘What the fuck?! When they do this?’”

Lil Yachty Debates Dr. Umar

Check out Yachty’s full conversation with Dr. Umar above. Be on the lookout for further updates on Lil Yachty and Dr. Umar on HotNewHipHop.

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Kodak Black & Jackboy‘s Feud Leads To Fatal Shooting, Police Claim

Kodak Black and Jackboy‘s beef led to a fatal shooting on January 16, 2023, according to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities say the incident occurred outside of a Jackboy concert at The Barn in Sanford, Florida, Neither artist was personally involved. Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma explained at a news conference that the shooters intended to target Jackboy’s crew, but wound up hitting another van. 31-year-old Princess Tolliver died on the scene.

“Our detectives have determined that none of the victims were the intended target that night,” Lemma announced. “We found that the likely motive for the incident stemmed from a very public, high-profile dispute playing out on social media and in the court system involving Jackboy and a known associate of the shooters, another rap artist Bill Kapri, known by the stage name Kodak Black.”

Read More: Kodak Black & Jackboy Beef: A Timeline Of Their Friendship

Kodak Black Performs At One MusicFest

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 28: Kodak Black performs onstage during Day 1 of One. MusicFest at Piedmont Park on October 28, 2023, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/FilmMagic)

“It was clear [the suspects] had been watching this very public debate between Kodak Black and Jackboy … and probably took this as an opportunity to make a name for themselves,” he said at the same conference. After the shooting, the victim’s father, Edward, told WESH: “Now my daughter is dead because of this stupid gun activity and the racketeering and selling of drugs. She was just having a good time and now she’s dead.”

Police arrested 13 people in connection with the shooting. All of the victims are allegedly affiliated with the OTF gang. They say the investigation took over a year to conduct and involved 120 search warrants. The charges for the suspects include murder, attempted murder, racketeering, and car theft. As for Kodak Black and Jackboy, the two former friends began feuding in June 2021. In the years since, both artists have dissed each other publically on several occasions. Be on the lookout for further updates on Kodak Black and Jackboy on HotNewHipHop.

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Rubi Rose Recalls Drake Name-Dropping Her, Fans Question Whether It Happpened

Rubi Rose says that Drake saying “ruby-rose two-tone” on “7am On Bridle Path” is her favorite time being shouted out on a song. The admission comes despite Drake not actually intending to reference her with the lyric. She explained her take on the song during an interview with Complex.

“My favorite time somebody name-dropped me in their song,” Rose pondered. “It’s two different ones because some people say he wasn’t talking about me. But, he was clearly talking about me. When Drake was saying ‘the Rubi Rose two-tone.’ That one because it’s f*cking Drake.” When Complex shared the interview on Instagram, fans shared several laughs at Rose’s expense. “Smh pretty girls never beating them stupid allegations,” one fan joked. Another added: “Not her celebrating like she just won the lottery or something.”

Read More: Rubi Rose Thinks Drake Shouted Her Out On “7am On Bridle Path” But Fans Say No

Rubi Rose Attends Hawks-Wizards Game

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – NOVEMBER 01: Rapper Rubi Rose attends the game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Washington Wizards at State Farm Arena on November 01, 2023, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Rose also recalled Rob49 mentioning her in a song. “Rob49 saying ‘I ain’t gonna lie, I had a lotta hoes, but I want a Rubi Rose.’ It’s cute. It’s funny. I’m flattered. Typically, people will text me and be like, ‘Yo, so-and-so said your name.’” She added that she hadn’t heard the Playboi Carti leak where the rapper mentions her. Check out Rose’s interview with Complex below.

Rubi Rose Reflects On Drake Shoutout

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Rose initially went viral after Drake dropped the Certified Lover Boy track, “7am On Bridle Path,” for mistakingly celebrating when she heard the lyric. In actuality, he raps, “See the watch collection and assume I got time / ‘Cause of the ruby rose two-tone.” “Lmfao damn y’all are haters,” she wrote on Twitter in response to fans trolling her for the mistake. “Let me be happy sheesh.” Be on the lookout for further updates on Rubi Rose on HotNewHipHop.

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Here Is The Full List Of 2024 BRIT Awards Winners

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The British are coming. Well, more specifically, the 2024 BRIT Awards. On March 2, the annual showcase of the UK’s biggest names went down. As usual, the televised performances were elaborately over-the-top. But what did shake things up, at least for the viewing audience at home and abroad, was the winner’s list.

Flip A Switch” singer RAYE absolutely dominated the night, taking home a grand total of 6 awards (British Album Of The Year, British Artist Of The Year, New Artist, Song Of The Year, R&B Act, and Songwriter Of The Year). SZA took home the trophy for International Artist.

In addition to performing her single, “Training Season,” Dua Lipa snagged the award for Pop Act. As a surprise to no one, Miley Cyrus’ hit “Flowers” won for International Song. The Global Icon Award was bestowed on Kylie Minogue. While the Rising Star Award was given to The Last Dinner Party. Continue below for the complete list of winners.

British Album Of The Year

Blur – The Ballad of Darren
J Hus – Beautiful and Brutal Yard
Little Simz – No Thank You
Raye – My 21st Century Blues
Young Fathers – Heavy Heavy

British Artist Of The Year

Arlo Parks
Central Cee
Dua Lipa
Fred Again
J Hus
Jessie Ware
Little Simz
Olivia Dean

British Group

Chase & Status
Headie One & K-Trap
Young Fathers

New Artist

Olivia Dean
Yussef Dayes

Song Of The Year

Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding – “Miracle”
Cassö, Raye and D-Block Europe – “Prada”
Central Cee – “Let Go”
Central Cee and Dave – “Sprinter”
Dua Lipa – “Dance the Night”
Ed Sheeran – “Eyes Closed”
J Hus – “Who Told You”
Kenya Grace – “Strangers”
Lewis Capaldi – “Wish You the Best”
PinkPantheress – “Boy’s a Liar”
Raye – “Escapism”
Rudimental, Charlotte Plank and Vibe Chemistry – “Dancing Is Healing”
Stormzy and Debbie – “Firebabe”
Switch Disco and Ella Henderson – “React”
Venbee and Goddard – “Messy in Heaven”

International Artist

Burna Boy
Caroline Polachek
Kylie Minogue
Lana Del Rey
Miley Cyrus
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift

International Group

Foo Fighters

International Song

Billie Eilish – “What Was I Made For”
David Kushner – “Daylight”
Doja Cat – “Paint the Town Red”
Jazzy – “Giving Me”
Libianca – “People”
Meghan Trainor – “Made You Look”
Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”
Noah Kahan – “Stick Season”
Robin Schulz and Oliver Tree – “Miss You”
Olivia Rodrigo – “Vampire”
Peggy Gou – “(It Goes Like) Nanana”
Rema – “Calm Down”
SZA – “Kill Bill”
Tate McRae – “Greedy”
Tyla – “Water”

Rock/Alternative Act

Bring Me the Horizon
The Rolling Stones
Young Fathers
Yussef Dayes

Hip-hop/Grime/Rap Act

Central Cee
J Hus
Little Simz

Dance Act

BaCan’tan’t Swim
Becky Hill
Calvin Harris
Fred Again

Pop Act

Calvin Harris
Charli XCX
Dua Lipa
Olivia Dean

R&B Act

Cleo Sol
Jorja Smith

Songwriter Of The Year


Producer Of The Year

Chase & Status

Rising Star

The Last Dinner Party

Global Icon

Kylie Minogue

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

Nicki Minaj Fans Brawl During 1st Night Of “Pink Friday 2 World Tour”

A brawl between fans of Nicki Minaj broke out at the rapper’s opening night performance on her Pink Friday 2 World Tour in Oakland on Friday night. As seen in a video obtained by TMZ, several attendees threw punches at one another in the audience as onlookers screamed out. It’s unclear what prompted the scuffle, but security eventually stepped in to break it up. Minaj’s next show will go down on Sunday in Denver, Colorado at Ball Arena.

As for Minaj’s performance, the setlist included new hits like “Red Ruby da Sleeze,” and “Everybody” as well as classics like “Anaconda,” “Super Bass,” “Moment 4 Life,” and more. Monica took the stage as the supporting act for the night. The two will be performing on the tour through July 14, 2024, when they stop in Liège, Belgium, at the Les Ardentes. In the months before then, Minaj will hit Las Vegas, New Orleans, New York City, Houston, Amsterdam, Paris, London, and many more cities.

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Nicki Minaj Performs On “Pink Friday 2” Tour

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 01: (Exclusive Coverage) Nicki Minaj performs during the opening night of her Pink Friday 2 World Tour at Oakland Arena on March 01, 2024, in Oakland, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Live Nation)

When Minaj first announced the shows, she remarked online: “It’s gonna be greater than every other tour combined — like this album.” “Even though this album is called Pink Friday 2, even though we love the nostalgia, all that, etcetera, this will not remind you of another tour. That’s how I’ll say it,” she said.

Nicki Minaj Fans Fight During Concert

Check out the clip of fans at Minaj’s concert fighting above. As of Saturday afternoon, she hasn’t commented on the brawl on social media. Be on the lookout for further updates on Nicki Minaj and the Pink Friday 2 World Tour on HotNewHipHop.

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What Time Does Nicki Minaj Go On Stage For ‘Pink Friday 2 World Tour?’

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Nicki Minaj’sPink Friday 2 World Tour is well underway.

The “Beep Beep” rapper kicked the extensive globe run-off yesterday (March 2) in Oakland, California. Thanks to the devoted Barbs (Minaj’s super fans), we’ve been able to share the setlist and in-person merch pricing with you. Still, there are a number of elements the world is waiting to learn about the tour.

Atop the list is, who will do the honors of opening for the record-setting musician? We can’t confirm that quite yet. But according to a note shared on, we can semi-confirm when the run of show. Continue below the set time details, remaining tour date schedule, and official tour poster.

What Time Does Nicki Minaj Go On Stage For ‘Pink Friday 2 World Tour?’

Concertgoers have reported that for opening night, doors to the venue opened at 7 p.m. local time. By 9:40 p.m., Nicki Minaj takes the stage to begin the show officially. Minaj’s set reportedly runs until midnight. It is safe to assume that this schedule will remain consistent across the remaining dates for each venue without a curfew.

It is important to note that Minaj takes a break after Act V of her set. At this time, Monica takes the stage for a thirty-minute performance, according to

Nicki Minaj 2024 Tour Dates: Pink Friday 2 World Tour

03/03 — Denver, CO @ Ball Arena
03/08 — Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
03/10 — Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena
03/13 — Phoenix, AZ @ Footprint Center
03/15 — Inglewood, CA @ Rolling Loud California*
03/18 — New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
03/20 — Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
03/22 — Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
03/26 — Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
03/28 — Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
03/29 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
03/30 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
04/01 — Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
04/02 — Baltimore, MD @ CFG Bank Arena
04/04 — Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
04/05 — Hartford, CT @ XL Center
04/07 — Raleigh, NC @ Dreamville Festival*
04/08 — Boston. MA @ TD Garden
04/10 — Boston, MA @ TD Garden
04/12 — Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
04/13 — Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
04/17 — Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
04/18 — Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
04/20 — Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
04/24 — Chicago, IL @ United Center
04/25 — Chicago, IL @ United Center
04/27 — Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
05/02 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Paycom Center
05/09 — Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
05/11 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
05/12 — Austin, TX @ Moody Center
05/23 — Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
05/25 — Manchester, UK @ Co-Op Live
05/26 — Birmingham, UK @ Resorts World Arena
05/28 — London, UK @ The O2
05/30 — Manchester, UK @ Co-op Live
06/01 — Paris, France @ Accor Arena
06/02 — Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
06/05 — Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
06/07 — Berlin, Germany Minaj’sdes Benz Arena

* festival appearance

Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday 2 World Tour poster

Usher Speaks On “Crazy”  Experience Living With Diddy At 13 In Resurfaced Clip

Usher recalled the “wild” experience of living with Diddy at 13 years old for the Bad Boy mogul’s Puffy Flavor Camp during an interview with Howard Stern back in 2016. The interview is resurfacing amid rumors that Diddy was engaged in a sexual relationship with the singer. The allegations stem from Rodney Jones’ lawsuit against Diddy accusing him of sexual assault. The filing mentions Diddy bragging about a sexual relationship with a singer who performed at the Super Bowl and who hosted a successful Las Vegas residency.

“I got a chance to see some things. I went there to see the lifestyle, and I saw it,” Usher said. “It was pretty wild. It was crazy.” He added that he felt like a little brother at the time. “They called me Baby Boo,” he recalled. Further speaking on their relationship, he added: “He wasn’t disciplinary. He was letting me be a young man.” Usher went on to describe him as family. “He was always a family member from afar, so I never felt a disconnection,” he said. “I will always look at him like a brother.” As for whether he would send his kids to Puffy Flavor Camp, however, Usher clarified: “Hell no!”

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Usher & Diddy Pose Together At The Shrine Auditorium

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 01: Singer Usher and rapper/producer Sean “P. Diddy” Combs pose backstage during the VH1 Big in 04 at the Shrine Auditorium on December 1, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Fans had plenty of reactions to the clip when The Neighborhood Talk shared it on Instagram. “Need to be side eyeing usher parents for letting him stay with this grown man at 13,” one user commented. Another added: “I feel like he has trauma that he will never speak on. Smh.” Check out Usher’s full comments on Diddy below.

Usher Reflects On Diddy Relationship

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Usher isn’t the only artist dealing with fallout from the lawsuit. Fans also think it alludes to Meek Mill sleeping with Diddy as well. Be on the lookout for further updates on Usher and Diddy on HotNewHipHop.

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Ashanti’s Alleged Secret Pregnancy Sparks Halle Bailey Comparisons

Ashanti has had fans speculating that she’s expecting for some time now, and the rumors don’t show any signs of slowing down. While this has yet to be confirmed by her or Nelly, who she rekindled her romance with last year, they’ve previously gotten close to letting the alleged cat out of the bag. Late last year, they were onstage during a performance when Ashanti put her hand over her stomach, and Nelly followed suit. The two of them then broke out into laughter, seemingly indicating they knew something the public didn’t.

Since then, supporters have been dissecting Ashanti’s every move, searching for signs she’s pregnant. Recently, the songstress graced the stage in yet another loosely-fitting look, causing commenters to suspect she’s hiding a growing bump. While some are showing support for Ashanti’s decision to keep her alleged little one a secret, others are growing frustrated, and even comparing her to Halle Bailey.

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Ashanti Delivers Impressive Vocal Performance

The Little Mermaid star similarly had pregnancy rumors running rampant last year, which she and her boyfriend DDG denied. They later came forward to announce their baby boy Halo’s arrival, however, resulting in mixed reactions from followers. “So she just gonna act like she not pregnant like Halle?” one commenter asks under The Neighborhood Talk‘s clip from Ashanti’s show.

While Ashanti has opted to keep her signature snatched frame under wraps these days, she certainly hasn’t kept her talent hidden. In the clip, she’s seen going in on “The Woman You Love,” effortlessly belting out high notes. Clearly, pregnant or not, Ashanti never fails to put on a great show. What do you think of Ashanti’s vocals during her recent performance? What about rumors that she and Nelly are expecting? Is she giving Halle Bailey? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep an eye on HNHH for more updates.

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50 Cent Clowns Meek Mill Amid Diddy Rumors

50 Cent poked fun at Meek Mill on his Instagram Story, this weekend, amid rumors that the Philadelphia rapper was engaged in a sexual relationship with Diddy. In doing so, 50 shared a video of someone wearing a red dress and walking down the street with the caption: “Meek Mill leaving Diddy’s house.” As caught by AllHipHop, 50 added: “Who did this?” but has since deleted the post.

The rumors about Meek and Diddy began when Rodney Jones submitted a lawsuit accusing the Bad Boy mogul of sexual assault. On one page of the filing, he noted Diddy coercing him into sex by mentioning other artists he’s slept with. While the names were redacted, the footnotes revealed one rapper hails from Philadelphia and previously dated Nicki Minaj.

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Diddy & Meek Mill Celebrate In Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 25: Meek Mill and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs attend The Memorial Day Weekend. Grand Finale hosted by Meek Mill, Teyana Taylor, and YG at Prive on May 25, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Prince Williams/FilmMagic)

Meek has been firing back at the allegations on Twitter incessantly since they became public. In one viral post, he wrote: “When I got a girl around me I’m f#%king her twice a day lol ask some of ya favorites … pussy don’t control me but it’s like a high… one love to the gay people but that juicy p#%sy do it for meeeeee [smiling emoji]. I done ran red lights to get that feeling yall weird on here like devils lol.” Check out the post 50 shared on Instagram below.

50 Cent Trolls Meek Mill Amid Diddy Rumors

Elsewhere in the lawsuit, Jones accuses Diddy of forcing him to watch a video of Stevie J having sex with another man. Be on the lookout for further updates on 50 Cent and Meek Mill as well as Diddy’s allegations on HotNewHipHop.

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SZA Finally Fulfilled Her Lifelong Wish Of Visiting ‘Sesame Street,’ Now Fans Are Ready To Unlock Their Inner Child

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With only two studio albums under her belt, SZA has quickly become a legend within R&B music. As the public patiently awaits her Lana project, SOS continues to dominate the charts in record-breaking fashion. But to the “Saturn” singer, chart placement, touring numbers, and multiple Grammy Awards are nothing compared to her latest accomplishment.

Yesterday (March 1), she took to X (formerly Twitter) to tease her forthcoming appearance on Sesame Street, fulfilling one of her lifetime wishes. The photo featured several residents of the beloved block. “God’s timing,” she wrote. “Follow your dreams and say them out loud. Never give up. Anything is possible. I believe in you. 🫶🏾🥹💛

To add to the already adorable moment, SZA snagged a selfie video with everyone’s favorite monster, Elmo, during her giddy trip. In the clip, the two gush about the great day they had with one another.

Following the news, fans chimed in online, letting SZA know they are ready to unlock their inner child when the episode airs.

“SZA on ‘Sesame Street’ is bound to bring some joy and excitement,” wrote one user.

“Looks like SZA’s bringing some serious street cred to Sesame Street! Can’t wait to see who she’s jamming with on the block, 🎶🪆” added another.

“This is such a wholesome photo,” penned another.

It is unclear when the episode will air, but as it approaches, SZA or Sesame Street is sure to make a formal announcement.