Young Thug Crashes T.I. Interview, Talks Not Getting Invited to Grammys


Newly signed Roc Nation artist T.I. was a guest on DJ Drama’s Streetz Is Watchin satellite radio show on Shade 45 last night (Feb. 27), but the show was stolen by Young Thug who crashed the party a third of the way into the interview giving his opinion on the Grammys.

The highly coveted award show definitely had its signature moments with Kendrick Lamar bringing the house down and The Weeknd doing his thing. But all the Slimes want to know why Thugger wasn’t invited. “I think next year we going on,” YT said. “I had 24 hits on the Top 100. 24 of them was top 5. Why didn’t I [go to the Grammys?]”

He added, “I don’t understand it though. Politics? I want every Grammy. We gonna live through this. I’m telling you I want to go.”

As far as apparel goes, Thug was asked to describe what his red carpet get up would be, and the answer was definitely very “Young Thug.” “I might be barefeeted with $10,000 toe rings on with Fred Flinstone’s dress [that] cost $140,000,” he said, “I don’t care what I might do.”

Before Thugger crashed the party, Tipp dropped some gems including his thoughts on the lack of diversity in the 2016 Oscars. “I feel two things. They are absolutely correct in all of their claims that the Oscars are so white that they disregard the contributions of African Americans or minority talent,” the Kang said. “I also feel like the Oscars cater to a very middle America, upper echelon, sophisticated, who’s who of old motherfuckers in Hollywood. Why the fuck are we looking to them for our recognition? Why are we still looking to them to validate us?”

Check out the whole interview, where T.I. also gives an update on the ATL 2 film, below.


Nicki Minaj Shoots Down Fake Stories About Herself and Meek Mill Arguing


Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj’s relationship seemed to be on the rocks yesterday (Feb. 27), after reports surfaced that the two had a big argument over the Philly rapper’s house arrest. Now Nicki has come forward to shoot down those claims.

The Cash Money rapper recently called out the false reporting on the story, originally published by TMZ. “[Shout out] to these fake stories ~ who’s ready for the show tomorrow?,” she wrote on Twitter.

That should yield a sigh of relief from Omeeka fans who must have been clutching their pearls once they got wind of the report Saturday. As previously reported, sources stated the dust up between the couple was caused because Meek wants Nicki to stay with him while he serves out his 90 day in-home stint. But Nicki isn’t willing to just sit around for a full three months. According to the report, this fight was bigger than any of the couple’s past squabbles.

But, for now, it seems as though you can put away your Drake “Back to Back” quips as, according to Nicki, there’s no reason for alarm.

She’s been by Meek’s side throughout his recent legal ordeal. When she went to court with the MMG rapper in December, she even took the stand and testified on his behalf, promising the judge that Meek would do better and she would help him do so.

Meek turns himself in to be fitted for an ankle monitor and starts his house arrest on March 1.

Oscars 2016 Full Winners List

Winner *** Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Winner *** Brie Larson, Room
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, In 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Winner *** Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Winner *** Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful 8
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Winner *** Spotlight
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Winner *** Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Winner *** “Writing’s on the Wall” for SPECTRE (Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith)
“Earned It” for Fifty Shades of Grey (The Weeknd, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Quenneville, and Stephan Moccio)
“Manta Ray” for Racing Extinction (J. Ralph and Anohni)
“Simple Song #3” for Youth (David Lang)
“Til It Happens to You” for The Hunting Ground (Diane Warren and Lady Gaga)

Winner *** The Big Short (Charles Randolph and Adam McKay)
Brooklyn (Nick Hornby)
Carol (Phyllis Nagy)
The Martian (Drew Goddard)
Room (Emma Donoghue)

Winner *** Spotlight (Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy)
Bridge of Spies (Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, and Joel Coen)
Ex Machina (Alex Garland)
Inside Out (Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, and Ronnie del Carmen)
Straight Outta Compton (Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge, and Alan Wenkus)

Winner *** The Hateful 8 (Ennio Morricone)
Bridge of Spies (Thomas Newman)
Carol (Carter Burwell)
Sicario (Jóhann Jóhannsson)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (John Williams)

Winner *** Son of Saul (Hungary – directed by László Nemes)
Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia – directed by Ciro Guerra)
Mustang (France – directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven)
Theeb (Jordan – directed by Naji Abu Nowar)
A War (Denmark – directed by Tobias Lindholm)

Winner *** Ex Machina (Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington, and Sara Bennett)
Mad Max (Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff, and Ben Osmo)
The Martian (Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence, and Steven Warner)
The Revenant (Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith, and Cameron Waldbauer)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan, and Chris Corbould)

Winner *** Mad Max: Fury Road (Margaret Sixel)
The Big Short (Hank Corwin)
The Revenant (Stephen Mirrione)
Spotlight (Tom McArdle)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey)

Winner *** Mad Max: Fury Road (Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson)
Bridge of Spies (Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo, and Bernhard Henrich)
Danish Girl (Eve Stewart and Michael Standish)
The Martian (Arthur Max and Celia Bobak)
The Revenant (Jack Fisk and Hamish Purdy)

Winner *** The Revenant (Emmanuel Lubezski)
Carol (Ed Lachman)
The Hateful 8 (Robert Richardson)
Mad Max: Fury Road (John Seale)
Sicario (Roger Deakins)

Winner *** A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy)
Body Team 12 (David Darg and Bryn Mooser)
Chau, Beyond the Lines (Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck)
Claude Lanzamann: Spectres of the Shoah (Adam Benzine)
Last Day of Freedom (Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman)

Winner *** Amy (Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees)
Cartel Land (Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin)
The Look of Silence (Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen)
What Happened, Miss Simone? (Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby, and Justin Wilkes)
Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom (Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor)

Winner *** Mad Max: Fury Road (Jenny Beavan)
Carol (Sandy Powell)
Cinderella (Sandy Powell)
The Danish Girl (Peter Delgado)
The Revenant (Jacqueline West)

Winner *** Mad Max: Fury Road (Mark Mangini and David White)
The Martian (Oliver Tarney)
The Revenant (Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender)
Sicario (Alan Robert Murray)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Matthew Wood and David Acord)

Winner *** Mad Max: Fury Road (Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff, and Ben Osmo)
Bridge of Spies (Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, and Drew Kunin)
The Martian (Paul Massey, Mark Taylor, and Mac Ruth)
The Revenant (Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom, and Chris Duesterdiek)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, and Stuart Wilson)

Winner *** Mad Max: Fury Road (Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega, and Damian Martin)
The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared (Love Larson and Eva von Bahr)
The Revenant (Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman, and Robert Pandini)

Winner *** Stutterer (Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage)
Ave Maria (Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont)
Day One (Henry Hughes)
Everything Will Be Okay (Patrick Vollrath)
Shok (Jamie Donoughue)

Winner *** Bear Story (Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala)
Prologue (Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton)
Sanjay’s Super Team (Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle)
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos (Konstantin Bronzit)
World of Tomorrow (Don Hertzfeldt)

Winner *** Inside Out (Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera)
Anomalisa (Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson, and Rosa Tran)
Boy and the World (Alê Abreu)
Shaun the Sheep Movie (Mark Burton and Richard Starzak)
When Marnie Was There (Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura)

Abraham Attah Returns To Ghana With 10,000 Pairs of Shoes


Sensational Ghanaian child Actor Abraham Attah is not just making waves all over the world with his lead role in “Beast of No Nation”, his success is also reflecting in the lives of thousands of Ghanaians.

Abraham whose first movie role as “Agu” has propelled him to stardom is set to return to Ghana with 10,000 pairs of shoes for needy Ghanaian children.

Abraham Attah who arrived at the 88th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday evening February 28, dressed in a black tuxedo and velvet TOMS shoes confirmed the news in an interview with Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet.

“This shoes was made by TOMS and it was costume made for only me and they are donation 10,000 pairs of shoes to Ghana so it’s pretty cool”, Abraham told Ryan Seacrest.

In the addition to Abraham’s statement on the red carpet TOMS have also confirmed their kind gesture on the company’s official twitter handle “With the help of @AttahNii, we’re giving 10k pairs of shoes to kids in need in his home country of Ghana. #Oscars”.

The for-profit shoe brand donates a pair of shoes to children in need for every pair sold. Abraham Atta was spotted wearing lace-up TOMS at the Independent Spirit Awards where he won Best Actor in Lead Role for the movie, Beasts of No Nations.

Besides the charitable statement, comfortable footwear has been big in the fashion community for the last few years. Both Attah’s style and message are truly on point and he mounted the Oscars stage to present an awards with Hollywood child Actor Jacob Tremblay. 

Peace Hyde wins best African Broadcaster of the Year


Ghana’s Peace Hyde has once again put Ghana on the map by winning the African Broadcaster of the year award in the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards 2016.

Peace recently made history by becoming the first Ghanaian to secure the coveted position of Forbes Africa Correspondent, a role which sees her representing the West African region for the prestigious leading business magazine.

By Far, the most hotly contested category in the award show was the African Broadcaster of the Year female people’s choice category, which saw Ghana’s Peace Hyde emerging as the winner.

The Forbes Africa Correspondent and Media Personality won against heavyweights like South Africa’s Bonang Matheba, Nigeria’s Dolapo Oni and Stephanie Coker.

Peace Hyde is also the recipient of the Young CEO Global Leader award and voted as one of the top 50 most influential people in Ghana.

She has also been recently nominated for International Business Woman of the Year and Business Woman of the year categories in the Women 4 Africa award-taking place in May this year in London.

Abraham Attah wore TOMS shoes to the Oscars

If you knew why Ghanaian actor and Beasts of No Nations start Abraham Attah arrived at the 88th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles dressed in a black tuxedo and velvet TOMS, you’d probably love him the more.

According to Abraham Attah who spoke to E! correspondent Ryan Seacrest, the shoe brand will donate 10,000 pairs of shoes to the people of Ghana.

The for-profit shoe brand donates a pair of shoes to children in need for every pair sold.

Abraham Atta was spotted wearing lace-up TOMS at the Independent Spirit Awards where he won Best Actor in Lead Role for the movie, Beasts of No Nations.

Besides the charitable statement, comfortable footwear has been big in the fashion community for the last few years. Both Attah’s style and message are truly on point.