Hip Hop Beats: Nicki Minaj, Soulja Boy, The Game & More!
NICKI MINAJ AND CARDI B SLAM TOMI LAHREN OVER 21 SAVAGE COMMENTS: Nicki Minaj and Cardi B didn’t hesitate to call out Tomi Lahren over the comments she made on Twitter about 21 Savage being arrested by ICE. Lahren tweeted on Sunday (February 3rd), "I got one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight ICE agents ready to deport ya." Cardi replied and said, "Don’t make me get my leash." Lahren then said, "Here’s something maybe we can agree on, our immigration system is broken. We need to keep our country safe while also making sure people who work hard, contribute and don’t leech off the system are able to LEGALLY immigrate here. I’m a fan of @21savage and I’m a fan of yours." Meanwhile, Nicki took to social media on Monday (February 4th) and blasted Lahren, saying, "Your obsession w/our culture is scary to say the least. I hate giving you the attention you so desperately crave. Laughing @ ppl getting deported as if your ancestors discovered America. Are you Native American? You fkn clown." Lahren also responded to Nicki and said, "When you’re in the country illegally, you get deported. I didn’t write the law and neither did ICE. They enforce it. I hope @21savage is able to get an entertainment visa or become a citizen one day. P.S. My ancestors did discover America."
SOULJA BOY ACCUSED OF KIDNAPPING A WOMAN: TMZ reports that Soulja Boy has been accused of kidnapping a woman named Kayla. Apparently, Kayla, who is said to be dating the rapper, was at his home in Agoura Hills, California over the weekend. On Saturday (February 2nd) at around 2:30 a.m., they reportedly began arguing and she was told to leave the home. Kayla got into her car, put it in reverse and backed down the driveway before hitting the curb. Soulja’s assistant witnessed the incident and became "agitated." The two then started fighting. The rapper reportedly intervened to break up the fight, but Kayla claims that he punched and kicked her while she was on the ground, before taking her inside of the garage and tying her to a chair with an extension cord for six hours. After she was released, she said that she went home and contacted police on Saturday morning. Kayla went to the hospital where she was treated for three fractured ribs and a concussion and was discharged later that night. Per law enforcement, a kidnapping report was filed and there is an "active investigation," but they would not disclose names of the suspect or alleged victim. Soulja Boy’s manager has not spoken to the rapper, but denied the kidnapping allegations, saying that Soulja "always calls me if there’s any problem, and he did not call."
THE GAME AND JOE BUDDEN EXCHANGE WORDS: The Game and Joe Budden have exchanged words after Game mentioned Budden’s fiancé, Cyn Santana, on a record. According to Complex, Cyn is one of several women that Game claims to have had a relationship with in an upcoming song. Budden responded to Game on The Joe Budden Podcast, and said, "The more I sat and thought about this, the more I said to myself, ’N***a, so what?' What type of loser, face-a** n***a is you, n***a? I don't give two f**ks about what anyone did before I was involved with them. To me, that's more loser sh*t. You didn't say it to me. You said it in a song. And you can call me Game. You talking about my girl with a girl name. Watch your f**king mouth, man." The Game took to social media and said, "@JoeBudden You can't sue nobody for discovering the p***y before you. #christophercolumbusheada**n***a #indianswasthere1st." He added, "I turned you into an on air personality n***a! Enjoy retirement p***y (Quavo voice)."
BIG BOI ANNOUNCES THE DUNGEON FAMILY REUNION TOUR: According to Billboard, Big Boi has announced that The Dungeon Family will be reuniting for a tour this spring. The 10-date trek will begin on April 14th in Chicago and will make stops in New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Atlanta. The tour will wrap up in Asheville, NC on April 27th.
DMX ANNOUNCES ‘ITS DARK AND HELL IS HOT’ 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR: DMX has announced a tour in celebration of the 20th anniversary of his Its Dark and Hell Is Hot album. According to Rap-Up, the 32-date trek kicks off on March 8th in Oklahoma City and will make stops in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Chicago before wrapping up on May 7th in Pittsburgh.
Check out the dates below:
- March 8 – Oklahoma City, OK – Farmers Market
- March 9 – Springfield, MO – The Complex
- March 10 – Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel
- April 3 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
- April 4 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
- April 5 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
- April 6 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
- April 7 – Washington, DC – The Fillmore
- April 9 – Charlotte, NC – World
- April 10 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
- April 11 – Ybor City, FL – Ritz
- April 12 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
- April 13 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
- April 14 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
- April 15 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
- April 17 – Albuqerque, NM – El Rey Theater
- April 18 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
- April 19 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
- April 20 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
- April 21 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre
- April 23 – Portland OR – Roseland Ballroom
- April 24 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
- April 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
- April 27 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
- April 28 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada
- April 30 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
- May 1 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
- May 2 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
- May 3 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
- May 4 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
- May 5 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
- May 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Foxtail