Jay Z Ignores Cuban Rap Prisoner, Dipset Member Gets Face, Lil Wayne Reps Bedrock?
Whipped Up Wednesday. It’s a day filled with whipped up goodness, so why not start things off with Jay Z not showing any love to a Cuban rapper currently behind bars? Speaking of New York rappers, did a Dipset member go too far with some face he got recently? The face of Young Money has kept busy as of late as Lil Wayne has taken “Bedrock” to a whole new level. All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.
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1. Where’s The Love?
Is Jay Z a bad person? You wouldn’t think so but in some people’s eyes, he might just be after deciding not give a certain prisoner the cold shoulder out in Cuba. The New York Post is on it:
Jay Z has been in the news of late because of his links to Barneys — the upscale department store chain that’s been accused, perhaps prematurely, of racial profiling after a New York customer who made a lawful purchase was stopped by police. It turns out this isn’t the only area where Jay Z finds himself accused of a double standard.
Back in May we rapped the rapper after he and wife Beyoncé spent their fifth wedding anniversary in Cuba. There they extolled the Communist island while saying nothing about a local rapper, Angel Yunier Remon — better known as “El Critico del Arte” — who was jailed for doing exactly what Jay Z does in his music. Cuban friends tell us El Critico is now near death, in a hospital after 19 days on a hunger strike.
“He asked that it be known that he’s committed to ‘freedom or death,’ which is his take on the Cuban regime’s official mantra — ‘socialism, homeland or death,’ ” says Mauricio Claver-Crone, executive director of the Washington-based Cuba Democracy Advocates.
So how about it, Jay Z? How about doing a fellow rapper a solid and asking Raul Castro to free a man who’s dying in a Cuban prison for doing what you do every day? (New York Post)
Even though the write-up makes plenty of references to Jay Z, is there any real wrong Jigga has done? It would be great if Jay stood up and said something but how is it his responsibility? There are likely tons of rappers locked up throughout the world, in places Jay has traveled to, but does that make Jay responsible to speak out? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
2. Thug Love
Is Dipset going to release a reunion album in the near future? No one seems to know but it looks like Jim Jones may have something else in place like showing Chrissy how much he really loves her. Bossip has the scoop:
This scruffy rhyme-spitter has been delaying his nuptials for quite some time now, and although his bride-to-be has an engagement ring now, there is still no word on when they will be Harlem Shaking over a broom. Can you tell who these two are? (Bossip)
Are we going to get a Dipset reunion album or Jim Jones wedding first? Either way, after getting this type of a tattoo, is there any question Jones really does love Chrissy? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
3. Bedrock Love
He might have more kids than your average rapper but there’s no question Lil Wayne is always there for his. He doesn’t just show up to birthday parties but makes sure to be the main attraction. Rap-Up is on Wayne’s latest celebration:
Yabba dabba doo! Lil Wayne went back to the Stone Age while celebrating his son Dwayne aka Tuney’s fifth birthday. The proud papa dressed up as Fred Flintstone for the costume party. His mother, fashion stylist Sarah Vivan, went as Fred’s wife Wilma, while little Tuney was Bam Bam.
“Meet the Flintstones,” wrote Sarah.
Weezy and his daughter Reginae serenaded the birthday boy before he blew out the candles on his Halloween-themed cake. Father and son later shot hoops on the trampoline. (Rap-Up)
Is there any other father in rap that loves his kids just as much as Lil Wayne? Have you ever seen anyone go this hard for their kids? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
That about wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the morning scoop from your favorite gossip sites.
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