Hip Hop Beats: Nicki Minaj, Joyner Lucas & More!
NICKI MINAJ ‘IN TALKS’ WITH IRVING AZOFF FOR MANAGEMENT: Nicki Minaj is on a quest for new management. According to reports from Billboard and Variety, Nicki is "in talks" to join Irving Azoff and his Full Stop Management group. The rapper recently parted ways with her longtime managers Cortez Bryant and Gee Roberson of the Blueprint/Maverick Management. According to Rap-Up, Full Stop management’s roster includes Gwen Stefani, Bon Jovi, The Eagles, Anderson .Paak, John Mayer and Travis Scott.
JOYNER LUCAS SEARCHES FOR ANWERS IN NEW SINGLE: Rapper Joyner Lucas is looking for answers in his new single, "Devil’s Work." In the video for the track, Lucas appears to be attending a funeral service and is surrounded by photos of Nipsey Hussle, Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Big Pun, Aaliyah and Donald Trump. On the track, he raps, "They say you never wrong, but you don’ made a few mistakes / ‘Cause you taking the wrong ni**as / Maybe you should trade / Trade us back all the real ones, remove the fakes / ive us Tupac back and take that ni**a Suge / Give us Biggie, give us Pun / Give us XXX / Take that ni**a Trump with you, that’s a bigger threat / That’s too much power for a coward with no intellect." Lucas also asks God to bring back Eazy-E, Selena, Aaliyah, Martin Luther King, Jr., Trayvon Martin, Malcolm X, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson, and asks him to take R. Kelly, Martin Shkreli, George Zimmerman, and Nipsey Hussle’s alleged killer Eric Holder. He also said about Nipsey, "Wondering why the f**k you take Nipsey Hussle from us / Damn, you took a true king, a true brother from us / This a f**king marathon, but they running from us." He even mentioned conservative commentators Tomi Lahren and Laura Ingraham, rapping, "I really feel like you should teach them stupid h*es a lesson / Either that or give us back somebody who deserves the blessings."
DJ SPINDERELLA WON’T BE TOURING WITH SALT-N-PEPA: DJ Spinderella has announced that she won’t be touring with Salt-N-Pepa after receiving a termination email back in January. Spin took to social media and said, "‘I’m deeply saddened to share with all the #SaltnPepa and #Spinderella fans that I will not be performing on the #NKOTB Mixtape Tour. Despite my participation in promoting the tour and being highly publicized as one of the acts, in January 2019 I received a ‘termination’ email from #SaltnPepa excluding me from performances with the group. It was my expectation, after making that decision, that they would also take responsibility for sharing the news with the public and other affected parties." She continued, "It has been months now with no mention. Out of love for my fans and a commitment to upholding a standard of professionalism, I’ve taken it upon myself to let everyone know. I refuse to participate in misleading fans, ticketholders, and others who — based on all the advertising — were anticipating seeing the iconic #SaltnPepa and #Spinderella trio. So, I’m making it clear now. Please know you will have the opportunity to see me this summer in many other projects and activities I’ll be participating in and I look forward to seeing you all then.’ Thank you, Spinderella"