Hip Hop Beats: Nicki Minaj, Cardi B & More!

NICKI MINAJ DROPS REMIX TO MEEK MILL AND DRAKE’S ‘GOING BAD’: Nicki Minaj returned to her Queen Radio show with two new freestyles, Lil Baby and Gunna’s "Drip Too Hard" and Meek Mill and Drake’s "Going Bad." On "Going Bad" she rapped about her new boo, Kenneth Petty and took subliminal shots at Meek and Cardi B. She even possibly referenced Drake. Nicki rapped, "I was in the court no Jays and Beys/Made her change her mind in the judge chamber sleeze." Nicki, however, said on her radio show that she meant no disrespect to JAY-Z and Beyoncé. Nicki also said, "Old boy and my brother tried to end me dog," and Complex reports that "Old boy" is believed to be a reference to Meek, while "brother" could be Drake. On what some believe might believe is about Cardi, Nicki said, "Imitating Nicki, while your ghostwriter dissin' me?" Meanwhile, Nicki also said that her fifth album is done. She said, "The label hit me, said they want the fifth thing-thing. I got in the studio, I did the fifth thing-thing. And then they said, ‘You know, it’s time to drop your single.’ I said, ‘Nooooo! You know radio already tried to blackball a b*tch."

CARDI B HAS ‘MIXED FEELINGS’ ABOUT TURNING DOWN SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW: Cardi B told the Associated Press that she had "mixed feelings" about turning down the chance the perform at the Super Bowl. She explained, "My husband, he loves football. His kids play football. It’s really hard for him.... He really wants to go to the Super Bowl, but he can’t go to the Super Bowl, because he’s got to stand for something." Cardi went on to say, "You have to sacrifice that. I got to sacrifice a lot of money to perform. But there’s a man who sacrificed his job for us, so we got to stand behind him."

RAPPER BLUEFACE ARRESTED IN LOS ANGELES: Rapper Blueface was arrested for gun possession on Friday night (February 1st). According to TMZ, the rapper was in downtown Los Angeles around 7 p.m. when the police received a tip that there were rappers holding a lot of money and wearing a decent amount of jewelry. Authorities were concerned that the rappers would become easy victims in the area, where robberies have taken place. When the LAPD arrived, Blueface and his crew left and a few of them allegedly tossed their guns while fleeing the scene. Blueface and two others were taken into custody. Police later found that the guns were loaded. Blueface was booked for felony possession of a loaded firearm and was released on $35,000 bail.

KANYE WEST IS ‘NEVER WEARING’ HIS MAGA HAT AGAIN: A close friend of Kanye West says that the rapper is never wearing his MAGA hat again. According to The Jasmine Brand, Chicago rapper GLC said on Van Lathan’s The Red Pill Podcast, "Kanye actually gave me the boxes of the hats. He said, ‘I’m never wearing these again.’ We had a conversation, and I explained it to him, you know, the hurt that was attached to it, and he said he’d never do it again. And that’s the word that he gave me.’"

50 CENT SPOTTED WITH FORMER ‘BLACK INK CREW: CHICAGO’ STAR: 50 Cent was seen kissing former Black Ink Crew: Chicago star, Nikki Nicole. According to The Jasmine Brand, 50 and Nikki were spotted together at Atlanta strip club Vive.

A$AP ROCKY IS IN A RELATIONSHIP: A$AP Rocky has confirmed that he is in a relationship. According to The Jasmine Brand, when asked about his wild parties during a recent interview, the rapper said, "The Gangsta party? You know, I been chilling on some 2019 stuff. I got a girlfriend. I let her invite girls to the party, if it’s necessary. I’m not in an open relationship."