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R&B’s Favorite Bad Boy Arrested

Chris Brown was arrested on Thursday night, moments after wrapping up his concert in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The 29-year-old singer was taken into police custody by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for an out-of-county warrant, according to online court records.

Police waited for Brown to finish his set at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre before immediately escorting him into a cruiser, #TMZ reported.

He was booked at 11:00 p.m. local time and placed on $2,000 bond. Brown posted the bond and was released just before midnight, according to records.

The warrant was for felony battery and was issued in April 2017 by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office, a spokesperson for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office told #PEOPLE.

Police said Brown allegedly “sucker punched” a 29-year-old club photographer in Tampa during a paid appearance at AJA Channelside around 1 a.m. local time on April 17. The alleged victim claimed that Brown attacked him because he was taking photos after Brown arrived at the venue for an afterparty “showing.”

Brown had left by the time officers arrived on the scene and the victim declined medical attention, though he suffered a “minor” cut to his lip, according to police. The victim said he intended to prosecute.

In a statement on Facebook at the time, the club wrote, “Incidents like the ones caused by Chris Brown and his team are very sad to see. As everyone witnessed he showed up to the club at around 1:30am. After only a few minutes of being there, Chris Brown himself and his team assaulted our club photographer and proceeded to walk out of the venue.”

“AJA Channelside and our employees apologize for the inconvenience,” the statement continued. “Assault charges were pressed and we are dealing with the proper authorities accordingly. We appreciate your constant support!”

Hate Him Now….

#Nas is one who never has to worry about money…. He’s hit the jackpot once again. This time with his latest investment. #PillPack was just bought by #Amazon for $1 Billion… as if he’s not rich enough!

The artist picks the right kinds of business ventures. A recent announcement revealed Amazon’s acquisition of an online pharmacy called PillPack. The startup offers a door-to-door service, enabling their customers to stock up by ordering online and having their products delivered directly to their homes.

PillPack was backed by Nas’ Queensbridge Venture Partners as an early investor in 2014. The fund is said to have raised $8.8 million. Since then, a total of $118 million was amassed in private capital investments before Amazon’s involvement. The deal is set to be finalized this fall. TJ Parker and Elliot Cohen, the owners of the online pharmacy, are each making $100 million from the deal. Nas and his crew are more than like to have hefty cheques coming in too.

Nas has been winning big in business on the low. This is the second time Amazon buys out one of his investments. In March, the retail giant shelled out $1 billion to purchase Ring, a smart doorbell company. Nas came out of that deal with a cool $40M. Queensbridge Venture Partners also had a hand in Lyft, Genius (FKA Rap Genius) and more. It seems like the New York City native moves in silence for the most part. Folks should not be fooled by his humble demeanor. #scmradio #djmshypnotique.

Cardi B Becomes First Female Rapper With Two Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s

​Cardi B knows how to celebrate!

The 25-year-old pregnant rapper took to Instagram on Monday night to ring in a milestone accomplishment. Cardi became the first female rapper to land two No. 1 singles atop the Billboard Hot 100 list, thanks to her track, “I Like It.”

She scored her first no. 1 with 2017’s “Bodak Yellow.”

In honor of the special occasion, Cardi posted a video to Instagram with the caption, “Number 1 Again.”

In the clip, Cardi is walking around a bedroom, shouting, “Number one! I’m number one, I’m number one,” while leaning against the bed and twerking it out – baby bump and all!

This isn’t the first time Cardi has twerked during her pregnancy. In April she showed off her moves during her Coachella performance. Shortly after, she announced on Instagram that she was taking a break from performing ahead of the arrive of her first child.

“Shortie keep growing. I be looking like I be moving and everything, but in reality, a b**ch barely can breathe!” she said at the time. “I want to thank y’all for understanding. I’ll be back for the Bruno Mars tour and everything.”

Cardi’s no. 1’s aren’t the only thing the rapper has to celebrate recently. In addition to her baby girl on the way, she also recently announced that she and rapper Offset had secretly tied the knot last September.

“There are so many moments that I share with the world and there are moments that I want to keep for myself!” Cardi tweeted. “Getting married was one of those moments! Our relationship was so new breaking up and making up and we had a lot of growing up to do but we was so in love we didn’t want to lose each other, was one morning in September we woke up and decided to get married. We found someone to marry us. And she did, just the two of us and my cousin. I said i do, with no dress no make up and no ring!”

Drake’s “Scorpion” Breaks All-Time 1st Day Streaming Record

With over 170 million streams, Drake’s Scorpion just broke his own Apple Music all-time record for the most streams in a single day. The 6 God’s More Life playlist previously held the record with 89.9 million streams in its first day.

But according to Apple Music, the album also set a new record for the most single-day stream on all streaming services.

“Drake’s Scorpion has broken the all time first day streaming record with more than 170 million streams on Apple Music,” Apple relayed to HipHopDX via email. “That is also the most streams in a single day on any service, ever.”

Scorpion was released on Friday (June 29) and sold 122 million copies on Apple Music within 24 hours. It now holds both the U.S. and global streaming records for Apple. The service heavily promoted the album and even launched a site allowing users to create their own Scorpion cover art.

Scorpion also crushed Spotify’s single-day global record for album streams as well.

According to data on SpotifyCharts.com, the album pulled in 132,450,203 streams, over 50,000,000 more than Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys, which previously held the record with 78,744,748 streams globally on its first day of release.

YoungBoy Never Broke Again Drops “Reloaded” Version Of “Until Death Call My Name”

YoungBoy Never Broke Again has added seven songs to his debut album, Until Death Call My Name, for a new deluxe edition billed as Reloaded.

The extended version of the LP features 20 songs, including new collaborations with Lil Uzi Vert and Offset. The project arrives a little over a month after the Baton Rouge native released a nine-track mixtape titled Master The Day of Judgement.

Check out YoungBoy’s Until Death Call My Name Reloaded stream.

Casanova Drops Major Label Debut “Commissary”

Casanova has released Commissary, his debut project for Roc Nation and Def Jam Recordings.

The Brooklyn native’s first major label offering features nine tracks, including the single “Gripped Up.” Chris Brown, Mozzy, G-Eazy, Rich The Kid, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Fabolous, O.T. Genasis and Snap Dogg make guest appearances on the project.

Check out Casanova’s Commissary stream.

1. Catch a Body
2. Gripped Up
3. Go BestFriend 2.0 f. G-Eazy & Rich the Kid
4. Down Bitch f. A Boogie wit da Hoodie
5. Set Trippin
6. Red Dot f. Snap Dogg
7. Left, Right f. Chris Brown & Fabolous
8. Why You Lie?
9. Set Trippin (Remix) f. O.T. Genasis & Mozzy

Kendrick Lamar Reveals Moment He Decided To Leave Violence Behind

Brooklyn, NY – Anyone who’s a fan of Kendrick Lamar’s music and has spent extensive time with his catalog — from Section .80 to DAMN. — knows his past was riddled with violence.

Growing up in Compton, California, it was just a daily part of his life. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, K. Dot opens up about his upbringing and reveals the moment he realized he was destined for another path. When asked about a line on good kid, m.A.A.d city that implies he put a bullet in someone as a teenager, he admits to participating in the madness.

“I’ll put it this way: I’ve seen my own blood shed, and I’ve been the cause of other people shedding their blood as well,” he said. “There was a split second when I felt what my homeboys were feeling—like I don’t give a fuck anymore — and that’s when I knew something else had to happen.”

From there, Lamar became a devout Christian and was baptized twice — once at 16 and again in his 20s.

With all of Lamar’s success and accolades (he recently won the 2018 BET Award for Best Male Hip Hop Artist), he moves differently these days but maintains his integrity. Although he relocated from Compton to the picturesque shores of Malibu, he’s able to juggle fame and a strong work ethic because of those challenging early years.

“You can get put in an environment that can bring down your integrity and your fight,” he said. “What gives me an advantage in my upbringing is the duality of seeing one of the most beautiful moments of me being 6 years old, to the most tragic moment of being 13 or 14, and make that connection so the person [listening] can really see the conflict.

“It was a mindfuck, for sure. I would wake up one morning, and it would be cartoons and cereal and walking back from school. And at 4 p.m., we’d be having a house party ‘til 11 p.m. … and people [were] shooting each other outside the door. That was my lifestyle. And it’s not only mine; it’s so many other individuals. And I wanted to tell that story.”

lsewhere in the interview, he describes Pharrell Williams as “the Bob Dylan, the Miles Davis of our time” and briefly touches on Kanye West’s “slavery is a choice” comment.

“He has his own perspective, and he’s on this whole agree to disagree thing, and I would have this conversation with him personally if I want to.”

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