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Fivio Foreign Stands Firm on Album Release Date Despite Coinciding with Kanye West

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Fivio Foreign, known for his unwavering admiration for Kanye West, affirmed that not even sharing a release date with Ye would prompt him to alter his plans. On Wednesday (January 31), the New York drill rapper took to Twitter to emphasize his decision.

“Listen YE is my brother in real life,” Fivio stated. “But I ain’t changing my date for nuffin in the world. I wish gang da best & I kno he feel da same FEB 9 PAIN & LOVE 2 [bandaged-heart emoji].”

Fivio Foreign gained widespread recognition with his breakout hit “Big Drip” in 2020, swiftly ascending to superstar status. His close friendship with Kanye West has been well-documented, and Fivio has often expressed his gratitude for the mentorship and support he receives from the Chicago rap icon.

Reflecting on his journey, Fivio shared on Twitter how Kanye West reached out to him the previous night, leaving him emotional. He acknowledged the remarkable transformation from his humble beginnings in the streets of New York City to receiving texts from Ye.

“YE text me lastnite.. shit had me emotional… This shit really came from the bottom,” tweeted Fivio. “I’m really a hood N-gga from the bottom that’s rich lol.. Like rich fr.. I still can’t believe this shit.”

The East Coast superstar posted the text exchange on his Instagram Story, showcasing Kanye West congratulating him for closing out Hot 97’s Summer Jam.

Fivio Foreign and Kanye West collaborated on tracks such as “Off The Grid” and “Ok Ok” for Ye’s 2021 album, Donda. Their collaboration continued with “City of Gods,” featured on Fivio’s debut album, B.I.B.L.E.

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2Pac Murder Suspect Keefe D’s Trial Delayed, New Trial Date Set

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he trial for Keefe D, a suspect in the murder of 2Pac, has been postponed, pushing the proceedings back by several months.

As reported by ABC 13 in Las Vegas on Tuesday (February 20), Keefe D’s new attorney, Carl “E.G.” Arnold, requested the delay, citing the need for additional time to review the discovery materials related to the case.

Originally slated to commence on June 3, the trial is now rescheduled for November 4, following Arnold’s plea for an extension.

During a hearing on Tuesday, Arnold expressed confidence in his client’s eventual acquittal, stating, “He’s upbeat that he can possibly get out of here real soon.” Arnold emphasized the necessity for the prosecution to present evidence regarding the alleged firearm, vehicle, and Keefe D’s whereabouts in Las Vegas at the time of the incident.

Last month, Keefe D opted to replace his public defenders with Arnold, a Howard University School of Law graduate recognized in the legal community for his expertise, having been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100.

Regarding bail, the presiding judge set a $750,000 cash bond in early January. Additionally, the judge ruled that if Keefe D can meet the bail requirement, he may be placed under house arrest, provided he wears an ankle monitor.

Earlier, Keefe D’s court-appointed attorneys had appealed for leniency, citing his poor health and assuring that he posed no flight risk. They had hoped for a bail amount not exceeding $100,000, considering his financial constraints.

Although Nevada permits capital punishment, prosecutors have indicated that they will not pursue the death penalty in Keefe D’s case if he is found guilty.

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50 Cent, Drake, and The Game Among Celebrities Falsely Registered to Vote

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A recent revelation has surfaced indicating that high-profile celebrities such as 50 Cent, Drake, and The Game were falsely registered to vote under the same address without their consent.

According to a report by The Houston Chronicle last week, records from the Harris County Tax Assessor’s Office showed that on August 15, 2023, names including those of the aforementioned artists, along with Trey Songz and Chris Brown, were submitted for voter registration in Texas. Notably, none of these individuals cast a ballot in the most recent elections.

The loophole in federal law allowed for this fraudulent activity to occur, as Texas doesn’t mandate individuals to provide identification, driver’s license, or Social Security Number during the registration process. Applicants are only required to provide legal names and birth dates.

The individuals behind this scheme listed each name under a residency in Katy, Texas, bypassing the requirement for further identification.

Moreover, the perpetrator(s) knowingly signed documents acknowledging the legal repercussions of their actions, including the possibility of imprisonment and fines for perjury under state and federal law.

“This is not fooling around,” commented UT Austin law professor Randall Erben, highlighting the severity of the situation. “These people are either committing high misdemeanors or felonies.”

While 50 Cent may not be eligible to vote in Texas, he recently caused a stir by suggesting his support for Donald Trump in the upcoming elections while criticizing New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ proposed program of distributing pre-paid debit cards to migrants.

In a now-deleted Instagram post, the G-Unit mogul expressed his confusion and frustration with the program, hinting at a preference for Trump as a solution to his grievances.

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Snoop Dogg Finds Solace in Family Amid Loss of Brother

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Snoop Dogg is navigating through a period of grief following the recent passing of his brother, and he’s taking a moment to express gratitude for the remaining members of his family.

The loss of Snoop’s younger brother, Bing Worthington, at the age of 44 has left a profound impact on the West Coast icon. On Tuesday (February 20), Snoop shared a heartfelt Instagram post, honoring his loved ones and acknowledging the support they’ve provided during this difficult time.

“Prayer n family getting my spirit bac in order. RIP @badabing33,” he captioned a video collage featuring his relatives, set to the backdrop of October London’s “Mulholland Drive.”

The post garnered support from notable figures such as radio host Big Boy, singer Monica, and actress Windi Washington, who all offered their condolences in the comments section.

Worthington, Snoop’s half-brother on his mother’s side, played various roles in Snoop Dogg’s career over the years. From tour managing to contributing to the album “Snoop Dogg Presents: Tha Eastsidaz” and even collaborating on business ventures like Snoop-branded skateboards and hot dogs, he was deeply involved in his brother’s endeavors. He also formed part of the rap duo Lifestyle.

In recent times, Bing co-founded a record label in Canada with Miguel Lopez, merging Dogg Records and Lopez’s Urban Heat. His passing comes less than two and a half years after the death of their mother, Beverly Tate, whom Snoop fondly remembered as an angel in an Instagram post from October 2021.

While the cause of Bing’s death remains undisclosed, his mother had been battling illness for some time. Snoop had previously reached out to his extensive network of friends, fans, and family, seeking prayers for her recovery. Responding to his call, figures like Jermaine Dupri, Warren G, Roxanne Shanté, Sheila E., Busta Rhymes, Xzibit, and Killer Mike expressed their support and offered their thoughts and prayers.

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Usher Hosts ‘Coming Home’ Listening Session With Jermaine Dupri, Lil Jon & More

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Usher recently engaged in a candid conversation about his latest album, “Coming Home,” alongside some notable friends including Jermaine Dupri and Lil Jon.

Hosted by Angie Nwandu from The Shade Room, the discussion provided fans with an intimate glimpse into the creation of Usher’s recently-released album. Joining the conversation were prominent figures such as J.I.D., Gayle King, broadcasters Cari Champion and Molly Qerim, music executive Shawn “Pecas” Costner, and songwriter Johnta Austin. Throughout the session, Usher delved into his creative process, shared insights behind select tracks, and more.

Reflecting on his Super Bowl halftime show, Usher expressed gratitude, stating, “The city gave me an energy and it gave me an opportunity to realize that people love our culture.”

“Coming Home” marks Usher’s first album since 2016’s “Hard II Love” and was released on February 9, just days before his Super Bowl performance. The 20-track project features previously-released singles like “Good Good” with 21 Savage and Summer Walker, “Ruin” with Pheelz, “Risk It All” with H.E.R., and the “Usher Remix” of Jung Kook’s “Standing Next to You.” Additionally, collaborations with Burna Boy, Latto, and The-Dream are showcased on the album.

Explaining the album’s title, Usher shared, “’Coming Home’ is an ode to going back to your roots, whatever or wherever that may be. I’m coming home to where I’m comfortable in being exactly who I am right now. My hope is that you identify with the new album no matter where you are or what you’re going through, too.”

L.A. Reid, Usher’s label head, praised the album, describing it as “a testament to his artistry and evolution as a musician.” He added, “With each track, he invites listeners on a journey of self-discovery and reflection.”

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Following his Super Bowl performance, Usher saw a significant surge in streams on Spotify, with a 550 percent increase. Several of his hits experienced a 1000 percent uptick in streams, with “Caught Up” leading the pack with a 2000 percent increase.

Usher’s music has been climbing charts worldwide, with his classic 2004 hit “Yeah!” currently at No. 9 on the Spotify U.S. Chart.

Although Usher did not receive payment for his Super Bowl performance, he has seen various other rewards. The singer has expanded his recently announced Past Present Future Tour, nearly doubling the number of dates from 24 to 44. With over 360,000 tickets already sold, the North American trek is poised to be his most extensive tour to date.

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