Category: SOHH Whatcha Think

Jay Z & Jay Electronica Singled Out, Snoop Smokes At White House, Angie Martinez’s All-Time Favorite Interview?

Working Wednesday. It’s a day filled with work, so why not get things going with Jay Z and Jay Electronica being singled out in a letter? Speaking of singling out, did Snoop Dogg put himself on blast by admitting to smoking in the White House? With that still on your mind, does Angie Martinez have an all-time favorite interview worthy of being presidential status? 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. Read Now

It’s not everyday Minister Farrakhan has time to pen open letters to hip-hop artists, especially those like Jay Electronica and Jay Z. But when Jay Elect decided to don outfits resembling The Nation of Islam, it’s unlikely the minister will keep quiet. Final Call has the letter:

“I am very proud of the Fruit of Islam (F.O.I.) and the Believers who stood with Brother Jay Electronica as he delivered what he delivered to the people gathered in Brooklyn at The Hip Hop Festival in New York. I understand that some criticized Brother Jay Electronica’s use of profanity while wearing the uniform of the Fruit of Islam (F.O.I.) of The Nation of Islam. I humbly and respectfully ask: Has any of us who have accepted Islam and its required high degree of moral excellence and civilization ever said or done anything that is less than representative of what we believe?

I am sure that all of us, if we are honest, would have to say that we have. Is the uniform that represents us as the Muslim Girls Training and General Civilization Class (M.G.T.) or F.O.I. more important than that which we say we believe and should represent 24 hours a day? If we violate our own teachings or make mistakes in how we handle our teachings and ourselves with respect to our moral teachings, do we not expect and desire Allah (God) to be forgiving and merciful to us, particularly if we petition for His forgiveness? Of course we do.

So, if someone offered me what Brother Jay Electronica was offered by Brother Jay Z, I too would accept it with the biggest smile on my face, for I too, as all of us in The Nation of Islam, are The Five Percent: Poor Righteous Teachers who are called to teach the 85 Percent, and free them from the chains of slavery and subservience as tools of the 10 Percent.” (Final Call)

Did you see this one coming? Can Jay Electronica breathe a little more easily right now? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

2. Smoke It Up

Is Snoop Dogg ever going to put the weed down? It seems like he’ll always be the hip-hop weed head, much like Willie Nelson is in the form of country/folk music. MTV has the clip of Snoop’s greatest secret ever:

There probably isn’t a place Snoop Dogg has spent any substantial — or, frankly, minimal — amount of time where he hasn’t smoked. Even places with incredibly high security. And government buildings. Like, you know, the White House.

“Not in the White House, but in the bathroom,” the Doggfather said on his latest episode of GGN, after his guest, Jimmy Kimmel, asked if he had smoked in the White House (the bathroom is in the White House, though, right?). (MTV)

Is there any chance this is true? Can we really believe this went down? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

3. Hot Power

Are you used to Angie Martinez making it big at Power 105? Has the move even caught your attention? Whether you’re into radio or not, she has a history of great interviews and has talked to the biggest moguls you can imagine within the hip-hop entertainment world. Which one stands out the most though? XXLMag has the skinny:

What are some of your favorite interviews that you’ve done over the years?
That’s such a hard question. [Laughs] Oh God, there’s just so many great ones. Clearly, Jay and I have had some amazing ones. I also like when some of the new artists come up. I loved when A$AP Rocky came and I surprised him with Rakim. That was one of my favorite ones; there were so many things about it that I loved. His genuine excitement; Rakim is one of my favorites of all time, and having him be there, he’s just so dope. How he carries himself, he’s such a G. And the love that [Rakim] showed [Rocky], it was just dope to me on so many levels. To have them both in the room at the same time and be able to surprise them, it was dope. That was really cool. Then Rocky’s mother called, and she’s screaming on the phone. [Laughs] There were just so many cool parts to that day; that was a great one for me. (XXL Mag)

A$AP Rocky? Could anyone imagine this as being one of her favorites? What’s your favorite Angie Martinez interview? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

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

50 Cent Blasts Slowbucks, Kanye West Reveals Why He Married Kim K, DMX Eats Dog Food?

Moving Monday. We’re moving all over the place, so why not get things started with 50 Cent going in on Slowbucks? Speaking of duos, did Kanye West give a good enough explanation for why he married Kim Kardashian? Someone who could use love these days is DMX but would he want it in the form of dog food? 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. Here We Go…Again

Are you tired of the 50 Cent versus Slowbucks feud or is this something that’s providing endless entertainment? It seems like these two are far from being friends over even stopping their nasty feud. AHH is on it:

The feud between 50 Cent and Slowbucks continues. The latest round of attacks come in the form of Instagram posts. Slowbucks fired first with subliminal IG picture. The photograph featured the Slow Bucks Over Everything (SBOE) crew hanging out at 50′s old Queens stomping grounds. 50 caught wind of Slowbuck’s sub post and uploaded a response pic to his Instagram page. The photo of rats included the caption, “Unity SBOE, nice to see you all together LMAO.” (AHH)

Is this ever going to end? Are these two guys too grown to be playing childish games? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

2. G.O.O.D. Explanation

Kanye West seems to have married one of the biggest reality television stars in history and it wasn’t an accident. GQ has the skinny on his motivation:

Saying “Hey, I like Kim” isn’t as inspiring to people as us getting married. And anyone that’s in a relationship knows that in order to get to the point to get married and then to be married and to then carry on, it needs that work put into it. Right now, people look at it and it’s like, “Wow, that’s inspiring.” Meaning that love is infectious. You know, God is infectious—God flowing through us and us being little-baby creators and shit. But His energy and His love and what He wants us to have as people and the way He wants us to love each other, that is infectious. Like they said in Step Brothers: Never lose your dinosaur. This is the ultimate example of a person never losing his dinosaur. Meaning that even as I grew in cultural awareness and respect and was put higher in the class system in some way for being this musician, I never lost my dinosaur.

Kim is this girl who fucking turns me on. I love her. This is who I want to be next to and be around. And then people would try to say, “Well, you know, if you’re a musician, you should be with a musician, and if you want to design, you need to be with a girl from the design world.” I don’t give a fuck about people’s opinions. Because when a kid falls in love with an airplane or a bike or a dinosaur—especially if you’re an only child and it’s not because of the book that the sibling was reading—it’s like, fuck, you mean to tell me that the dinosaurs walked the earth and stuff like that?! That’s amazing! You mean to tell me that these giant multi-ton crafts can fly that fast and that loud, and they can flip, and there’s danger, the possibility of them exploding? That’s fucking cool! You mean to tell me that this girl with this fucking body and this face is also into style, and she’s a nice person, and she has her own money and is family-oriented? That’s just as cool as a fucking fighter jet or dinosaur! And just as rarely seen. (GQ)

So much for a quick question, huh? Will they stand the test of time? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

3. Bark It Up

Just because DMX barks and hollers, is there any reason to believe he actually eats dog food? TMZ has the clip:

DMX is a dog food connoisseur … appreciating the nuances of dry vs. wet.

The dog-lover/rapper was on his way out of LAX when we asked if he’d ever sampled dog food.

X gave an educated answer from experience. He also had a strong, quick opinion on the healthiest canine food for human consumption.

Enjoy your breakfast! (TMZ)

Will DMX forever have those dog connections? Will the barks ever cease? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

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

Katt Williams Punches Manager’s Lights Out, Kanye West Spits Teenage Raps, Lindsay Lohan’s Bikini Selfie?

Finally Friday. It’s finally the best day of the week, so what better way to celebrate than to throw it in the air like Katt Williams throwing punches at his manager’s face? Ouch. Speaking of throwing things up, did a new Kanye West throwback clip of him rapping as a teenager get thrown into the blogosphere? We should probably all simmer down like Lindsay Lohan in a bikini selfie? 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. Throw It Up

How can Katt Williams be making so much news right now? It seems he comes out once a year and when he does, it’s craziness left and right. Almost every day something is going on with him. TMZ has the skinny:

Katt Williams’ tour manager says the the comedian delivered a knockout blow to his face … and now he’s suing for assault and battery.

Mark Williams claims Katt went off on him back in May, according to a new lawsuit filed in L.A. … and obtained by TMZ.

Williams — who doesn’t mention any relation to Katt — claims Katt hit him “with such force and power that he was rendered unconscious for a period of 90 seconds.”

The lawsuit doesn’t say where or why the alleged scrap went down, but it must have hurt like hell because Williams adds … Katt was “wearing his diamond rings which served as a brass knuckles weapon.”

Williams claims he suffered a concussion, loose tooth, and unspecified facial and head injuries. (TMZ)

Isn’t it hard to believe Katt Williams is that strong? 90 seconds? No offense, but isn’t Katt Williams a little guy? He’s not exactly Floyd Mayweather, Jr. either. Could this be legit? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

2. Throwback

Was Kanye West always a dope rapper? Even during his teenage years? We didn’t really hear him until he started piecing together his debut album but could he have been sitting on raps forever? Rolling Stone has the clip:

The Chicago-bred rapper got one such opportunity at the opening of Fat Beats, a since-closed New York City record store that served as the epicenter of indie hip-hop around the turn of the century. On one fateful August day in 1996, the store’s general manager, DJ Eclipse, captured video of West taking the mic in the store at age 19 that he recently shared with Complex.

For 90 seconds, the rapper talks about his technique, Alanis Morissette, living in Chicago and how he’s from the future cribbing his grandchildren’s style, among other topics. (Rolling Stone)

Throwback Ye? Do you like this Kanye better than the modern West? Is this just proof Kanye has always had lyrical talent? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

3. Beach Bum

There’s nothing wrong with women wearing bikinis and even though Lindsay Lohan is on-again, off-again cool in the hip-hop world, she gets a huge pass today with her new bikini photo. RumorFix has the shot:

Lookin’ good, Lindsay!

The starlet took to her Instagram on Thursday to post a sexy summer swimsuit selfie, and LiLo is looking fit and fab.

In the flick you can see Linds crouched over in front of a mirror so everyone can see her ample cleavage.

In past months we’ve seen Lohan working out at the gym with trainers–and clearly it’s paying off.
Keep up the good work, hun! (RumorFix)

If this doesn’t make you want to hit the closest beach, pool or even shower this weekend, what will? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

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

Drake Fires Shots At Macklemore, Joseline Bites Man Flesh, Dr. Dre Schools Compton?

Thriller Thursday. It’s a thrilling day today, so why not get it all started with Drake firing a shot at Macklemore? Speaking of tensions flaring, did Joseline really bite a man’s flesh during an Atlanta brawl? In happier gossip, Dr. Dre is more than a Beats Electronics god and one teacher is letting his students know it? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.

1. It Had To Happen

Drake killed it at last night’s ESPN ESPY’s. There’s a lot of people who want to hate on him and make it out as if he would not be a great host, but for the sake of hip-hop, he really represented nicely. Complex has a moment Drake went off on Macklemore:

Drake has taken over the hosting duties for the 2014 ESPYs, bringing his improvisation, acting and music skills to the table. He flexed all three during the show, and capped it off with with two hilarious performances. The spoofs, which include the Macklemore roasting “Honorable Mention” and Drake dressed like a new age Billy Ocean serenading the crowd. Meanwhile, the crowd absolutely lost it when Drake said “Real music doesn’t always win Grammys but it’s OK” as a picture of Macklemore appeared on screen. (Complex)

Ouch? All things considered, Macklemore is living the life and Grammy or not, he makes some pretty legit music. Any reason we should expect Mack to fire back? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

2. Fighter & A Biter

What’s going down in Atlanta? It looks like something went down this week during a brawl and for the first time, it may have not been part of some staged moment. Could Joseline Hernandez have put herself in a position to get fired? TMZ has the info:

Smack talk about crack triggered the all-out brawl on the “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” set … ending with a security guard getting a piece of flesh ripped off his body… and they say Joseline Hernandez is the culprit and they want her FIRED.

Cast and crew who were present during the melee tell TMZ … Tuesday night’s fight started when Benzino called Stevie J a crackhead. Stevie J then charged Benzino, yelling “f*** you.”

Stevie J’s GF Joseline then amped things up by attacking Benzino’s wife Althea, punching her in the face so hard everyone around heard a crack. Joseline then pulled out part of Althea’s weave.

But Joseline’s handiwork wasn’t done … Joseline then made a beeline for Waka Flocka Flame’s wife, Tami — yanking out Tami’s pony tail weave. Waka’s mom Debra jumped in, punching Joseline in the head and ripping out her extensions.

Security then booted Joseline from the set. On her way out she passed shower-rod queen Mimi Faust in the stairway … elbowing her in the back and shoving her down the stairs. (TMZ)

There’s a lot more information there for you to peep. Is this Atlanta show getting too much for television? It was funny at first but are people’s lives really being exposed and damaged? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

3. Compton

Dr. Dre is a music god but could he really be a strong influence for students to aspire to? Is he worthy of being examined in classrooms and even in textbooks around the world? Los Angeles Times has a teaser:

Every fall, economics teacher Louis Stewart puts aside the textbooks and gives his students at Centennial High School in Compton a lesson in Dr. Dre 101.

He pulls out the Forbes magazine list of America’s richest celebrities and points to Dr. Dre, who is usually high on the list. Most of his students assume the only way a Compton native could have become so wealthy is through professional sports, Stewart says, “because that’s all they know.”

Stewart explains Dre’s rise from the streets of Compton to rapper to music producer to co-founder of Beats Electronics, the high-end, bass-heavy headphone and speaker company.

With Apple Inc.’s recent purchase of Beats for $3 billion, Dre (real name: Andre Young) is now being hailed around town as Compton’s first billionaire and an even more powerful role model in a community where opportunities for young people often seem few and far between. (Los Angeles Times)

It’s a great read if you have the time. Seeing how a teacher relies on Dre’s succcess to school students on being great without having to do sports. Great motivation? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

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

Adrienne Bailon Gets Her Azz Worked On, Cops Invade ‘Love & Hip Hop: ATL’ Reunion, Rick Ross’ Summer ’14 Fashion?

Work, Work, Work Wednesday. It’s a day focused on putting in work, so why not get it started with Adrienne Bailon getting some work done to her azz? Speaking of work, did the cops have to work overtime to calm things down at the ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ reunion? Keeping your mind down South, is Rick Ross living the flashy fashion life this summer? 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. Work It Out

Haven’t celebrities realized you shouldn’t get someone’s name tattooed onto your body? It seems like Adrienne Bailon found this out the hard way and decided to try to wipe away the memory. MTV has the info:

Adrienne Bailon put the past behind her when she finally got rid of her tattoo of ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian’s name on her butt that she got six years ago, and the crew of NBC’s show “Extra” filmed her first removal session! The former “Cheetah Girl” actually attempted to erase the unwanted ink twice with no results, but she is hopeful that PicoSure, a new laser removal method, will completely clear her skin of Rob’s name. (MTV)

Ouch? Too bad things didn’t work out but even if they did, shouldn’t Adrienne have thought of a better place to put Rob Kardashian’s name? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

2. Cops

When will there ever be a calm “Love & Hip Hop” reunion? It doesn’t matter the place, New York versus Atlanta, it seems like tensions always flare. Things definitely got ugly during the ATL reunion and cops were called in. TMZ has the scoop:

A huge brawl erupted during the taping of the “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta” reunion show in NYC Tuesday night … leaving several cast members — and their weaves — injured.

Multiple sources on the set tell us the fight involved Benzino, his fiancee Althea, Stevie J, Joseline, Debra, Tammy, and Mimi — and the whole mess started when Benzino cracked a joke about Stevie J and Joseline doing drugs.

We’re told Stevie jumped up to get in Benzino’s grill, but security guards stopped him. That’s when –according to witnesses — Stevie’s girl Joseline sneak attacked Althea.

After that, all hell broke loose — weaves were torn out in the chaos — and every time security broke up one fight … a different one would spark up between other cast members. (TMZ)

There’s a lot more info to this, so make sure you get the full details. Does fighting ever resolve problems? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

3. Fresh To Def

How fresh is Rick Ross? He used to only wear a white tee, or no shirt at all, with some pants and that was it. But with him losing some weight, his fashion is getting examined a bit closer. Could the Bawse have some fashion tips for 2014? Bullett Media has the exclusive:

So what is your personal style right now, summer 2014?
Winter I’m all black. When it’s coming to the end of the year, everything I want to wear is all black. That’s just the way I feel. You know, after New Year’s, I’m still in all black. But now that we’re at this point in the year, that’s when you’ll starting seeing me pull out some colors. You’ll see me with Versace just kicking it with a nice, clean, crispy pair of Reeboks or some clean Dunks. I just keep it fundamental fly. (Bullett Media)

Do you aspire to look like Ross? Could the all-black everything be your go-to option next winter? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

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