Pusha-T and Drake
The issues between Drake and Pusha-T go pretty far back. The rap beef started with the issues between the Clipse—Pusha and his brother No Malice—and Lil Wayne, which reportedly has roots in the collab track “What Happen to That Boy.” Drake’s affiliation with Wayne made him a target. In 2011, the beef between Drake and Pusha began to grow legs. Pusha dropped the song “Don’t Fuck With Me,” which sampled Drake’s “Dreams Money Can Buy,” on which Drake allegedly disses Pusha subliminally. Then Push released “Exodus 23:1” in 2012.
Pusha-T fired shots at Lil Wayne on “Your Favorite Rapper” and Drake responded by threatening violence on “Tuscan Leather” on his 2013 album, Nothing Was the Same. In 2016, Drake aimed Pusha’s drug-dealing past on “Two Birds, One Stone.” Then, Pusha-T dropped “Infrared,” which appears on his 2018 album Daytona, reheating the beef between himself and Drizzy. Push called out Drake for using ghostwriters. Drake then dropped “Duppy Freestyle” in retaliation, which fired shots at both Pusha-T and Kanye West.
Push then released “The Story of Adidon.” The single’s artwork depicts Drake in blackface from an old photoshoot. The song gained a lot of attention and resulted in plenty of reactions, especially from hip-hop. One of the most gasping bars was when Pusha revealed that Drake fathered a secret son.
Drake later confirmed he has a son on songs “Emotionless” and “March 14” on his 2018 Scorpion album. Drizzy shares a son med Adonis with former adult film star Sophie Brussaux. In 2019, Drake said he had no desire to patch things up with Pusha. Last year, the Virginia lyricist appeared to diss Aubrey on a leaked Pop Smoke song and Drake also dropped some subliminal bars on Headie’s “Only You Freestyle.” This beef has never officially been put to bed but it’s currently inactive.
YG and 6ix9ine
In a nutshell, YG explained that Tekashi was “playing with too much of the real shit” in a 2018 The Breakfast Club interview and he felt obligated to intervene. YG was referring to 6ix9ine trolling on the internet. And of course, Tekashi caught wind of the California rapper’s interview and responded via Instagram. “YG, suck my fuckin’ dick, stupid. Your last single before your album came out had four major artists on there.
You had 2 Chainz, you had Nicki Minaj and you had Big Sean. How’s my record doing better than your shit? You a whole bum out here,” Tekashi said at the time. “Stop going on radio stations tryna promote your album mentioning my name.”
Things nearly turned physical between the crews in November 2018 when Tekashi and YG affiliate Slim 400 got into a heated argument at ComplexCon. The volley of disses continued in 2019 but died down in 2020. Yet, YG and 6ix9ine haven’t made amends and it doesn’t look like that will happen anytime soon—if at all.
Young Thug and YFN Lucci
Young Thug and YFN Lucci’s rap beef dates back to 2017, when Lucci tweeted, “Pac would’ve never worn a dress” in response to Thugger dubbing himself the new Tupac that same year and Thug wearing a dress on the cover of his 2016 mixtape Jeffery. Thug wrote back on Twitter, saying, “U Lil mad or big mad peon.” He then seemingly threatened Lucci writing, “Thank god u able to take care ya mama, and be humble Doin too much could become a deep sleep.” Lucci later dropped a single called “Like Pac.”
The rap beef died down shortly after that, but in March of 2019, Young Thug responded to fans questioning the status of his beef with Lucci. “Man, of course I’m gon’ slap Lucci and Sauce,” Young Thug said on his Instagram Livestream, also referring to Houston rapper Sauce Walka. “I’ma slap the hell out y’all little niggas man. Stop playin’. Keep playin’ and know what time it is.” Lucci responded, insisting that Thug wouldn’t be putting his hands on anyone and mentioning Young Thug’s then-girlfriend Jerrika Karlae in an Instagram video.
Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly
Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly’s tension dates back to May of 2012. It all started when MGK commented on Em’s daughter, Hailie, in a Twitter post. The Cleveland rapper referred to Hailie as “hot as fuck” after her photo went viral. Hailie was 16 years old at the time. Years later, in October of 2015, MGK indirectly accused Em during an interview of having him blackballed from the Shade45 satellite radio station while discussing his sophomore album, General Admission, not receiving the proper amount of support and radio play. MGK’s claims are presumably connected to his tweet about Hailie.
In March of 2018, MGK appeared on Tech N9ne’s song “No Reason” and many people assumed that he dissed Eminem on the record. Em released his surprise LP, Kamikaze, months later in August and delivered a direct diss at Machine Gun Kelly on the song “Not Alike” featuring Royce 5’9″. The diss didn’t go unaddressed as MGK dropped “Rap Devil” days later. In September of 2018, Em dropped “Kill Shot,” adding another layer to the longstanding feud. MGK later dissed Eminem at a show in Orlando, Fla.
Fast forward to 2020, their issues haven’t been resolved. Marshall dissed Kelly on his surprise album, Music to Be Murdered By. Then Kelly appeared to diss Slim on the track “Bullets With Names” and recently blamed Em for the lukewarm reception of MGK’s Hotel Diablo album. Em didn’t waste an opportunity to diss MGK on the B Side of his latest deluxe album, which Kelly ultimately brushed off.
50 Cent and Ja Rule
In 1999, Ja Rule was allegedly robbed for his chain at gunpoint by one of 50 Cent’s affiliates. 50 claims he later saw Ja at the club and they had a rather tense interaction. Ja, however, claims this never happened. Fif later released the diss track “Life’s on the Line,” aimed at Ja Rule and Murder Inc, the label he was signed to. Their beef came to physical blows in 2000. The two rappers were booked at the same nightclub where their appearance resulted in a physical altercation. 50 Cent was stabbed by a Murder Inc. crew member at The Hit Factory recording studios in New York City.
Between 2002 and 2003, the two rappers traded insults back and forth in the form of diss tracks including 50’s “I Smell Pussy,” “Back Down” and “Hail Mary,” and Ja Rule’s “Loose Change” and “Guess Who Shot Ya.” Ja and Murder Inc. also maintained that 50 took out an order of protection against them for the Hit Factory incident. Through the years, Fif and Ja have continued to trade insults back and forth at any opportunity they get. The most petty shenanigans tend to come from Fif. While Ja has admitted to losing the battle, that has not stopped him from going at the Power creator’s neck.
Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj
The beef between Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim goes all the way back to the cover of Nicki’s 2008 mixtape, Sucka Free, on which Nicki is shown squatting in a bra and panties. The artwork resembles Lil’ Kim’s 1996 Hardcore album artwork on which she famously squats. This began the chatter that Nicki was copying Kim.
They later met at a Lil Wayne concert, where Nicki claims she asked Kim if everything was cool between them. They both supposedly have different versions of the conversation. Nicki claims Kim responded that they were cool, while Kim says she replied, “Picture somebody saying to me, ‘We good?’ I’ll ring her throat, snatch her larynx out.”
Their beef continued and Nicki eventually threw shade at Kim on Diddy’s 2010 remix to “Hello Good Morning,” on which Nicki raps, “Did I kill a queen?” In November of 2010, Lil’ Kim spoke on her feelings about Nicki during an appearance at Club Pure in Queens—Nicki’s hometown. There, the Queen Bee said, “First of all, I don’t even need a record right now and I’d kill that bitch with my old shit. My records ain’t just enter the charts, they made history.
What the fuck is this bullshit? This shit come and go—are you kidding me?” Nicki later followed up on her comments, calling Kim a sore loser. “You’re going to go down in history now as a sore loser, as opposed to going down in history as the Queen… Don’t play with me,” she said. After that, in 2011, Lil’ Kim dropped her Black Friday mixtape, which included the title track, a diss to Nicki’s Minaj’s song “Roman’s Revenge.” Then, Nicki Minaj went in on Lil’ Kim, releasing the diss track “Tragedy.”
In 2013, Nicki admitted Kim inspires her, but the antics continued. When Nicki named herself the Queen on Beyoncé’s “Flawless (Remix),” Kim recreated the song’s cover artwork, replacing herself with Nicki Minaj. During an appearance on The Breakfast Club in 2014, Kim spoke on Nicki Minaj name-dropping her in the “Flawless (Remix).” “She made the first record towards me,” Kim said. “If you listen to that remix, she been waiting for so long to even say the word ‘Queen Bee’ ‘cause that’s how obsessed she is. C’mon you on a record with Beyoncé. If I had a record with Beyoncé, I’m not sayin’ nothing remotely so this chick think that I’m talkin’ about her.”
French Montana and Young Thug
French Montana and Young Thug went back and forth last year after French claimed he could go toe-to-toe against Kendrick Lamar in a hits battle. Shortly after French boasted about the success of his music and being able to compete against K-Dot, Thugger entered the conversation. First, Thug called French a “stupid ass nigga” on Instagram, while denying that the Bronx rapper can compete with Kendrick. French then replied on IG by posting an alleged image of Young Thug wearing a skirt. The Bronx rapper later thanked the Young Stoner Life Records CEO for wearing a dress in his “No Stylist” video.
Moments later, things intensified on social media. “Aye Thug man, thank you for wearing that skirt for me on “No Stylist.” You heard? Hold the cap. Fuck with you though. But, worry about 21 Savage before me and Kendrick, you heard?” said French. Young Thug fired back with, “French Montana, bitch-ass nigga. Listen, bro. Get out of your feelings. I’m only speaking from an artist standpoint. You do not have nowhere near more hits than Kendrick Lamar, whatsoever.” Initially, Young Thug said he wasn’t going to engage in the feud, but he apparently had a change of heart and called French out for allegedly owning a fake Bugatti, “cheesy ass jewelry” and insinuated that French is broke.
Thugger involved Meek Mill shortly after, claiming Meek has video footage of French Montana getting “knocked out.” French questioned the video and offered $1 million if Thug could actually get his hands on the clip. Whether or not Thug obtained the clip is unknown, but Thugger did drive to a home supposedly owned by French Montana. Thug appears to have done this to support his claims that French doesn’t have as much money as he says he does. “This is the house #AuntieFrench owned once upon a time. Dam thought I had something to do tonight,” Young Thug said in an Instagram video sitting on a car while parked in front of the home. The steam behind this beef must’ve dissipated because we haven’t heard too much about it since it transpired back in April of 2020.
Who has Kim Kardashian dated before Kanye West?
Kim Kardashian‘s personal life has been in the spotlight for decades, no matter who she’s dated or married.
Kim Kardashian is reportedly dating Pete Davidson, after filing for divorce from Kanye West after six years of marriage.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has had quite the ride down relationship road, and we’re taking you on a trip back to where it all started.
1. Damon Thomas
2000 to 2003, 19-year-old Kim married music producer Damon Thomas, who was ten years her senior.
She has since revealed she was high on ecstasy during the ceremony.
Thomas filed for divorce four years later, with Kardashian later blaming their split on his alleged abusive behaviour, which Thomas denied.
2. Ray J
Kim dated R&B singer Ray J, Brandy Norwood’s younger brother, from 2003 to 2006, as her divorce from Damon Thomas was being finalised.
A year after their split, a sex tape of Kim and Ray J titled Kim Kardashian Superstar leaked online, which catapulted Kim into the limelight.
They were together for about three years, which were “highlighted” by a sex tape that was leaked and released by Vivid Entertainment.
Kim denied any involvement with the tape’s distribution. She sued and settled with Vivid Entertainment, who reportedly paid millions for the footage, for $5 million.
That same year, Kim and her family – sisters Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie, brother Rob, mother Kris and stepfather Bruce, now Caitlyn – began starring in their era-defining E!
3. Nick Cannon
After her three-year relationship with Ray J broke down, Kim began dating rapper and television host Nick Cannon in late 2006.
They split in January 2007, one month before Kim’s infamous sex tape with Ray J leaked. Years after their split, Cannon explained how their relationship broke down after she lied to him about the existence of the tape.
4. Reggie Bush
Kim dated NFL player Reggie Bush from 2007 to 2010, her first relationship documented on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
The couple briefly split in 2009, but later reconciled before finally breaking up a year later.
There was scuttlebutt about the two reuniting, and apparently, up until her August 2011 wedding to Kris Humphries
5. Kris Humphries
In October 2010, Kim began dating NBA player Kris Humphries, who was playing for the New Jersey Jets at the time. Seven months later, the pair were engaged.
Their whirlwind wedding was the centre of a two-part television special and reportedly cost around $10 million.
She later explained that she felt pressured to marry Humphries , Kardashian added, “I knew on the honeymoon it wasn’t going to work out.”
However, after just 72 days of marriage, Kim filed for divorce from Humphries, citing irreconcilable differences , which was finalised in 2013.
6. Kanye West
In 2012, Kim began dating longtime friend Kanye West while still legally married to NBA player Kris Humphries, and the rest is history.
A year later, West proposed to Kim inside a baseball stadium in San Francisco, and the pair married at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy in 2014.
Kim and Kanye have four children; daughter North (born June 15, 2013), son Saint (born December 5, 2015), daughter Chicago (born January 15, 2018), and son Psalm (born May 9, 2019).
They share a mansion in Calabasas, California worth around $60 million, as well as various other properties including West’s $14 million ranch in Wyoming.
Kardashian officially filed for divorce from West in February 2021 after 6 years of marriage and a judge declared her legally single in March 2022.
7. Pete Davidson
While West admitted he still wanted to be with “wife” Kardashian despite their split, the makeup mogul was wooed by comedian Pete Davidson following her “SNL” hosting gig in October 2021.
They were later spotted holding hands on a rollercoaster at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California.
By November, she was seen in his native Staten Island, where they enjoyed back-to-back dinners.
It was confirmed on Nov. 18 that Davidson and Kardashian are officially a couple and are still together till date .
Sauti Sol loses 2K YouTube subscribers over Azimio la Umoja drama
Award-winning Kenyan Boy band Sauti Sol have continued to lose YouTube subscribers since threatening to take legal action against Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition party over claims of using their song without permission.
By Tuesday night, Sauti Sol had 905,000 YouTube subscribers but were at 903,000 subscribers on Wednesday morning.
On Monday, May 16, 2022 Sauti Sol threatened to sue Azimio for using their song Extravaganza during an event that saw the Alliance unveil Martha Karua as Raila Odinga’s running.
The group pointed out that the act of Azimio using their tune without consent is blatant copyright infringement as directed by Section 35, CAP 170 of the Copyright Act of Kenya.
However, Raila Odinga through his party – the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) – argued that playing the song was show of love to the music group.
ODM’s statement elicited mixed reactions with everyone picking sides and some chose to understand what the law says about copyright infringement. However, Sauti stood firm and said they will always fight for their rights.
“Y’all are crazy. I’m reading comments on Twitter. Our education system is failing us. Too many ignorant keyboard warriors. The same guys stealing from us will steal from you,” wrote Bien.
Bien added that they will never back down from doing what is right saying, ‘intellectual property will and should be respected.
On Wednesday, the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) CEO Ezekiel Mutua issued a statement explaining that Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition party is free to use Sauti Sol and other artiste’s sound recording during their political events.
Sauti Sol Threatens to Sue Azimio Coalition Over Copyright Infringement
Award-winning Kenyan band Sauti Sol has threatened to sue Raila Odinga and the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance for copyright infringement.
Through a statement, Sauti Sol said that the act of Azimio using their song ‘Extravaganza’ without their consent is blatant copyright infringement as directed by section 35, CAP 170 of the Copyright Act of Kenya.
“It has come to our attention that the Azimio la Umoja campaign through its flagbearer and presidential candidate, the Right Hon.
former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga’s social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) have without license nor authority used one of our more popular original compositions, “Extravaganza,” as a soundtrack to the announcement post of the running mate,” their statement read in part.
“We did not license this song to the Azimio la Umoja Campaign neither did we give any consents for its use in the announcement of their Vice-Presidential Candidate”
They accused the Raila Odinga-led coalition of using one of their songs as a soundtrack during the unveiling of Narc Kenya Party leader Martha Karua as the coalition’s running mate.
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has answered Sauti Sol after the band threatened to sue Azimio la Umoja for outright disregarding the country’s copyright laws.
“We would like to assure our celebrated musical team, Sauti Sol, that we love them & appreciate their music so much.
The group has carried our country’s flag so high in international fora and every Kenyan appreciates this. Playing their song yesterday was a show of love for their work,” ODM stated
Trending top in the country, netizens have rallied and called out the Extravaganza hitmakers for chasing clout and having double standards.
They were shortly after trolled with netizens pointing out that the Raila-led team had already paid for copyright and got the greenlight from MCSK to play music for campaigns.
Notably, earlier this month, Winnie Odinga, Raila’s representative had paid Sh526,000 to the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) to play local/international music during the presidential campaigns. This was confirmed by Senior Licensing Officer David Kiragu.