Hip Hop Beats: Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Tekashi 6ix9ine & More!

LIL WAYNE SETTLES $14 MILLION IRS DEBT: Lil Wayne has settled a $14 million IRS debt. According to The Blast, Wayne recently made the payment to the IRS in connection with two multimillion-dollar liens. He was accused of owing $7,341,399.07 for a tax payment from 2011 and $6,853,545.77 from 2012. No additional information was made available.

RICK ROSS DEFENDS CARDI B: Rick Ross has taken to social media to defend Cardi B after an old video resurfaced where she admitted to robbing and drugging men. Ross said, "Leave Cardi B alone and the reason I tell you that is in a lot of circumstances, that’s what come with that lifestyle. She never hid that." Ross also addressed a controversial line in his record, "U.O.E.N.O.," where he rapped, "Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it/I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it." Ross, who loss his endorsement with Reebok behind the record, continued, "I needed to understand that I was a king—and they’re right, I didn’t need to promote that. The parties I attended at the time, where I’m from, that was the lifestyle." He added, "If you stole a car in the past, that don’t mean you shouldn’t get money in the future. As long as you change your ways and we all know Cardi B focused on the money now and she is a leader."

TEKASHI 6IX9INE’S FORMER MANAGER CALLED HIM AN ‘UNGRATEFUL RAT BASTARD’: According to Page Six, Tekashi 6ix9ine’s former manager, Kifano "Shotti" Jordan called the rapper an "ungrateful rat bastard." In audio where Shotti was speaking to 6ix9ine’s former DJ Pvnch from jail, he called out the rapper for snitching. He said, "This n***a, he broke every code and every rule out this motherf**ker. He’s an ungrateful rat bastard, man. It’s just that simple. But I forgive the little ni**a after all that." He continued, "Everybody might think it’s over. I promise you, they ain’t even heard half my story. My sh*t ain’t done. I don’t break, I don’t fold, I don’t bend." Shotti recently pleaded guilty to two weapons charges in connection to an armed robbery in April 2018 and discharging a firearm during a shooting at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. He faces a minimum prison sentence of 15 years for the two counts.

KANYE WEST TO BRING SUNDAY SERVICE TO COACHELLA: Rap-Up has reported that Kanye West will be bringing his Sunday Service to Weekend 2 of Coachella on Easter Sunday (April 21st). Ye made the announcement while boarding a light. He said to the passengers, "Attention 737 passengers. We’d like to make an announcement that we just booked another show. We will be doing Sunday Service sunrise at Coachella." Coachella later confirmed on Twitter. The festival usually kicks off at 11 a.m. each day, but Kanye is scheduled to perform at 9 a.m.

CARDI B PLANS TO ADDRESS CONTROVERSY IN HER MUSIC: Cardi B recently took to Instagram Live to reveal that she will address her 2016 Instagram Live session, where she admitted to drugging and robbing men, in her new music. She said, "I was gonna address some sh*t up in this b*tch, but you know what, I feel like, ‘Nah, f**k this sh*t. These ni**as can suck my d*ck.'" She went on to say, "I ain’t doin’ s**t. F**k all these motherf**kers. I’m just gon’ address sh*t in my f**ckin’ music. I was gonna pop my sh*t and I was gonna say some real motherfu**ing sh*t, but I was like, f**k these ni**as. ‘Cause what they gonna do is they gonna fu**ing get my live, break it, and edit it, and fu**ing flip every word that I fu**ing say. Same way y’all fu**ing flipped some sh*t and put your own narrative on a fu**ing live that I did three years ago. I see people put they own fu**ing spin to that sh*t. Fu**in’ made they own story out of fu**ing five words that I said. I was like, ‘You know what. F**k it. I’m just gonna do music and I’m just gonna come harder.’"

DIDDY SAYS HE REGRETS NOT MARRYING KIM PORTER: Diddy shared a post dedicated to Kim Porter over the weekend. He said, "I remember Kim flying to see me on the set of can’t nobody hold me down. She took like a 12 hour flight to LA and 3 hour ride to the desert. With no complaints. Was always ride or die. From day 1! I called her BONNIE AND I WAS CLYDE! This picture will go down in history as the first time I said she was MINE!!!! AND THE FIRST TIME I TOLD HER I LOVE HER, little did I know I was hers. Miss you BONNIE ❤ and will forever. Maaaaan life is beautiful to have had these experiences. Love you baby" In the comments, one fan said, "And You Never Married her Whyyyyyyyyyy???? Yes I said it…..you fake….My opinion." Diddy replied to the commenter, "Never fake. I wasn’t ready and that’s it. I’m ready now but it’s too late. Don’t be like me." Another person brought up Diddy dating Jennifer Lopez while Porter was still alive. To that, Diddy admitted that he was "scared."

J. COLE TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE YOUNG THUG’S ALBUM: Complex has reported that J. Cole will executive produce Young Thug’s upcoming album. Sources have said that the two rappers have already started recording in New York.