Young Thug Has 40 Songs with Kanye West

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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 Weeknd, Lady Gaga, & Sam Smith to Perform at Oscars

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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.

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Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ Hits 1 Million Downloads

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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 Goes Topless for Lui Magazine

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.”

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Wiz Khalifa Disses Kanye West On Stage

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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.”

Kanye West’s Tweets Get Turned Into a Clothing Collection

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After yesterday’s fiasco between Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa, a clothing brand by the name of Yeezus Waves has decided to capitalize off ‘Ye’s tweets and the title change of his album.

Taking into consideration Kanye’s love for Twitter as of late, the Yeezus Waves clothing line releases three pieces focused on previous tweets from ‘Ye. Consisting of two graphic tees and a dad cap, the collection features both of Kanye’s album names, with the original one, Swish, crossed out and the new title, Waves, in red. With one of the shirts paying tribute to incarcerated rapper and leader of the wavy movement, Max B, Yeezus Waves includes an image of Max writing on a sheet of paper similar to the one that circulated around the web when Kanye unveiled the track listing for the project. The other tee from the collection features 25 of Kanye’s tweets, sent by the G.O.O.D. Music rapper during his beef online with Wiz Khalifa. As far as the dad hat, the brand keeps it simple and to the point, using the image of a crossed out Swish followed by the Waves title album.

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Jerry Springer calls Kanye, Wiz and Amber

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There’s no denying that the Twitter scrum between Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose was high on drama, but was it daytime TV worthy? Jerry Springer seems to think so, as he tweeted the three love-hate triangle constituents, inviting them to settle their differences on his scandal celebrating show.

“Hey @kanyewest, @wizkhalifa and @DaRealAmberRose,” Springer wrote Thursday morning (Jan. 28), “don’t fight! I think you should settle this on my show.”

Things erupted on Wednesday (Jan. 27) when Kanye tweeted a firestorm at Wiz after the Pittsburgh rapper expressed significant disapproval of Kanye changing his album title to Waves. According to Wiz, such a title is disrespectful to Max B, the agreed upon pioneer of all things wave and wavy. Yet Wiz had good reason to bark at Kanye, as West has repeatedly slandered Wiz’s former spouse and mother of his son, Amber Rose. While on The Breakfast Club in February 2015, West said that his current wife Kim Kardashian required him to take 30 showers because of his history with Rose.

While going at Wiz on Wednesday, Kanye repeatedly referenced Rose and the child she and Wiz share together, tweeting things like “you let a stripper trap you” and “You wouldn’t have a child if it wasn’t for me.” Amber Rose, who dated Kanye in the late 00s, jumped into the fray, writing, “Awww @kanyewest are u mad I’m not around to play in ur asshole anymore?”

What Springer correctly diagnosed was a large helping of full-on dirt slinging of the highest degree, or, exactly what he as a talk show host exploits for profit. The chances of the three actually making it to Springer’s show are zip to zero and so the host is able to play it as a joke while the rest of the beef bystanders are left scratching their heads wonedring where things go from here.