Young Thug and Kanye West have a ton of music waiting in the vault.
The “Best Friend” rapper stopped by “The Angie Martinez Show” this week for a rare interview. During his visit, he revealed that he and the G.O.O.D. Music chief have recorded “like 40 songs, way more than an album.”
“Me and him, we did a lot of songs, a lot of rhythms,” said Thugger, who added that he and Kanye have been working together for three years.
Thug was joined by 300 Entertainment CEO Lyor Cohen, who added, “You have two of the most creative forces in this game today collaborating. Kanye’s a genius and he’s constantly looking for other people who are prepared, who are creative risk takers. So perfect, call Thug—speed dial.”
Young Thug will release the third installment in his Slime Season mixtape series on Feb. 5.
The first performers for the 88th Oscars have been revealed.
The Weeknd will take the stage at next month’s ceremony to perform his Fifty Shades of Grey hit “Earned It,” which is nominated for Original Song.
Lady Gaga will also perform her Oscar-nominated song “Til It Happens to You” from The Hunting Ground, and Sam Smith will sing “Writing’s On the Wall” from Spectre. Pharrell Williams will return to the Oscar stage following his 2014 performance of “Happy,” but it’s unclear if he will perform or just present.
Kevin Hart and Whoopi Goldberg are among the first slate of presenters, which also includes Benicio del Toro, Tina Fey, Charlize Theron, and Ryan Gosling.
This year’s Oscars has drawn controversy for its lack of diversity in the acting categories, and there have even been calls for a boycott.
The 88th Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will be broadcast live Sunday, Feb. 28, on ABC.
That Rihanna reign just won’t let up. Only 14 hours after the surprise release of ANTI, 1 million people worldwide have downloaded the singer’s eighth album.
To cap off her ANTIdiaRy campaign with Samsung, Rihanna distributed download codes to fans, who were able to download ANTI for free. More than 1 million copies were downloaded on TIDAL in a 14-hour period. All download codes have now been redeemed.
“Rihanna, Samsung, and TIDAL would like thank the more than 1 million fans who have downloaded ANTI and made it an overnight success, exceeding expectations,” read a press release.
If that wasn’t enough, the Drake-assisted single “Work” shot to No. 1 in 91 countries on its first day of release and was the most heard song on more than 1,200 radio stations.
Additionally, ANTI became a trending topic upon its release. According to Twitter stats, there were over 705,000 tweets about Rihanna on Wednesday alone.
Rita Ora is breaking free. While she fights for her freedom from Roc Nation, the “Body On Me” singer is baring it all in the pages of Lui.
The blonde bombshell busts open her blouse and exposes her breasts—nipples and all—on the cover of the French adult entertainment magazine. The racy photos were shot by famed photographer Terry Richardson.
According to Rita, the shoot represents “‘FREEDOM’ Being ME without permission.”
While Kanye West was bashing Wiz Khalifa on Twitter, the Taylor Gang rapper was overseas for the first date of his South American tour. Wiz kept his tweets to a minimum, but he did address Mr. West live on stage.
While performing “Taylor Gang” during a show in Argentina, he yelled out “Fuck Kanye!”
But he refused to further engage him on Twitter. “im not finna troll that man,” Wiz told a fan.
As for Kanye, he was asked about the beef while traveling through LAX, and wasn’t in the mood to speak further. “I said what I had to say. I ain’t sayin’ nothing else,” he told a paparazzo. “Don’t ask me no more questions about it.”