SOHH Whatcha Think: Jay-Z's Barclays Center Exposed, Donald Trump Hates On "Django", Drake's "SFTB" Remix Gets G.O.O.D Music Remix?

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 9:15AM

Written by SOHH On The Spot

Thick Tuesday. The air is thick to get the day started, first with Jay-Z once again in the hot seat over what the Brooklyn Barclays Center is up to. Nets aren't 0-82, but is everything gravy? One person not looking for Django Unchained's Blu-Ray release is Donald Trump. You'll never guess his opinion on the Best Picture-nominated flick. If you're still up for guessing, can you put your finger on what G.O.O.D. Music rapper might be popping up on Drake's "Started From the Bottom" official remix? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

1. Barclays Center: Decoded

Is Jay-Z up to no good? Probably not. When you think about how much Jay-Z really owns of the Brooklyn Nets, you can probably fraction that amount even smaller in terms of how much stake he has in the actual Barclays Center arena. Jay may have done shows there and cut the ribbon, but he might want to sway away from the latest buzz from BK. DNA Info has more:


Mayor Michael Bloomberg listed the Barclays Center's economic impact at the top of his administration's achievements in his State of the City speech Thursday, but most jobs at the new arena are part-time and don't come with benefits, arena officials said recently. Bloomberg highlighted the 2,000 permanent jobs created by the new arena in his final State of the City address, which was delivered at the Barclays Center. The mayor noted that some 30 percent of Barclays Center employees are, like part owner Jay-Z once was, residents of public housing. All told, 75 percent of the arena's employees are Brooklynites, Bloomberg said. But of the 2,000 positions, only 100 are full-time jobs. The rest are part-time positions that don't offer health insurance, said Forest City Ratner Companies spokeswoman Ashley Cotton at a recent public meeting about the arena's impact on the surrounding area. Cotton, however, added that most employees in the building are members of the SEIU 32BJ union. (DNA Info)

Ouch. For anyone who is considering working at the Barclays Center, definitely read the rest of the article and find out what's really going down over there. While you can't blame Jay-Z for those numbers, you also cannot applaud him for any of the great things going down over there like the Nets playing well enough to enter the play-offs. But if not Jay, then who is to blame for the lack of health benefits and full-time gigs? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

2. When Haters Hate

It's no secret Donald Trump is fine with blowing the horn and speaking out on any topic whenever he wants, but the idea of him saying whether or not Django Unchained was a good movie or not just doesn't feel right. Maybe Argo, but something from the mind of Quentin Tarantino? Turns out he had a few things to say about the flick. Bossip has more:

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Motor-mouth meat head Donald Trump is back talking isht, but this time he surprised a few folks when he voiced his opinion on the controversial award-winning Tarantino film "Django Unchained."via The Grio [Believe it or not, director Spike Lee and conservative business mogul Donald Trump have something in common: They both hate Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. During a series of tweets he unleashed during last night's Academy Awards, the polarizing reality TV star saved some of his most vicious words for the hit slavery-themed Oscar winner. "Django Unchained is the most racist movie I have ever seen, it sucked!" he tweeted. Trump further explained his objections to the film during an appearance on Fox & Friends. "I thought it was terrible and a disgrace," Trump said, adding that when people "talk about guns and gun control, that movie -- people should watch that."] (Bossip)

Donald Trump doesn't seem like the type of person who's comments would really stick or be taken seriously. After all, he is the same person who called Mac Miller the next Eminem and co-signed him but a year later he wants to take him to court. #SOHHWhatchaThink?

3. Started From The Chi

Could Drake and Kanye West be hooking up in the near future? It feels like "Forever" since we've seen these two share some microphone time and put out some really hot music. Turns out all of our hopes may finally come true sooner than we think. XXL Mag has the inside:

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There have been talks of an official remix to Drake's "Started From the Bottom" in the works. What's been going around on the Internet is that the song will feature Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa and Riff Raff. The latest addition is Kanye West, which will pretty much solidify the epic line up. There hasn't been word on if any of this is true or not. But, this "Started From the Bottom (Remix)" could very well triumph all the other ones. (XXL Mag)

It seems like we're going to have to wait and see. No disrespect to everyone else who has put some bars onto Drake's hit, but if you can just imagine the injustice (in a good way) Kanye would do to this? It would be pretty amazing to say the least. #SOHHWhatchaThink?

That about wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the morning scoop from your favorite gossip sites.

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

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