In this week’s Pulse Report, we’re going to take a quick minute to let DJ Khaled play himself, try to count up where Spike Lee‘s money went, shake our heads at some of our favorite rappers basically getting dissed and oh SOHH much more!
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]
1. Is That All?
Are you kidding me? LOL. For starters, no one really believed DJ Khaled was trying to wifey up Nicki Minaj but the length that he went to just seemed well, kinda wack and dumb, right? I’ve never been a fan of what DJ Khaled brings to the table other than a few hot tracks a year but now I really could care less for him as a musician after seeing what a clown publicity stunt he did. LOL. Lets just highlight the main things that went down from this fake proposal, y’all:
Step One: Propose To Nicki Minaj
“Nicki Minaj, I’m at MTV, I want to be honest with you. I love you. I like you. I want you to be mine. I’m here at MTV because it’s a world wide network and the only reason I’m not telling you this face-to-face is because I understand that you’re busy. I’m gonna be honest with you, I want to marry you. … Nicki Minaj, will you marry me? We got the same symptons, we both suffer from success.” (MTV)
Step Two: Try To Make Us Believe You
“I’m at a point in my career, you got to understand, I ain’t a young boy anymore,” Khaled said in an interview. “I just had to be honest. I’ve always liked her, she’s my friend, of course, and I like her. It’s more than just a crush. I want to be honest — she’s out there hustling and I respect that. I can take care of her and not just that, she’s beautiful. … Of course I want to marry her. I’m sure there’s other people who want to marry her. I just felt like I want to be honest with her. … I love the girl, I like her. … If she says no, it’s all good. She’s my friend. She might not be ready for marriage. I want kids, I want a lot of things, you gotta be ready for this, but, I’m gonna keep it real, I’m going to tell her how I feel. … She might say yes tonight or tomorrow, she might say yeah next year. I’m never gonna give up. I don’t ever give up on nothing I do.” (Power 106)
Step Three: Get Some Rappers To React
“I see that it’s not planned, but I’m reading the small description underneath and it says he has a ring from Rafaello & Co, if I’m reading that correctly, that’s valued at about a half a million dollars. If you spend a half a million dollars, you’re dead a** serious. … That’s been my brother. I know he’s been infatuated with Nicki. I guess we all just gotta sit back and wait.” (Power 106)
Step Four: Have Nicki Minaj Speak On It
“Nobody in my real life took it seriously. Everybody just hit me like, ‘LOL. Yo, Khaled is crazy,'” Nicki said in an interview. “Khaled is my brother and Khaled was not serious with that damn proposal, y’all. Please let it go. He was kidding. He’s not attracted to me, he doesn’t like me. We’re brother and sister.” (Hot 97)
Step Five: Confess
“I was just having fun with it and just show love,” he says. “Bring some excitement for my fans and connect with the record. I just wanted to tap into the emotion of the record and really spread a message. I was joking with it and having fun. We be so busy making these big hits and I wanted to come with a dope plan to present the next smash single besides just giving it out. … I thought I did pretty good on the proposal. You know I want to get into movies and all that. So, I’m getting calls already for TV and stuff like that. They’ve been calling but now I’ma start looking at these roles. I really want to do movies.” (Power 92.1)
And now what? SMH…. You all can argue this as much as you want. The biggest thing you can say is DJ Khaled was being truthful and just got embarassed at the last-minute and wanted to save face. Either way, this was a waste of hip-hop blogs. SMH.
2. Going For Broke
OK, first off, take a deep breath fellow New York Knicks fans, our messiah is not “really” broke but he definitely needs some money in his pockets. Not sure how many of y’all stay up on Spike’s flicks but they’re kinda gone down in quality and you would have to think that the big companies aren’t trying to give him those Mega Millions types of dollars to go and make a flick that only a quarter of the investment comes back. Sorry, Spike, but even I’m waiting until your flicks hit Netflix to see them. It’s too hard driving 30 miles to a theater that’ll feature your newest joint. Well, ladies and doggies, Spike’s come up with a plan to make his flicks pop at no company’s expense:
QUESTION #1 – Why are you on Kickstarter? You’re an established wealthy Filmmaker!
I’m an Indie Filmmaker and I will always be an Indie Filmmaker. Indie Filmmakers are always in search of financing because their work, their vision sometimes does not coincide with Studio Pictures. But I do put my own money in my films. I self-financed RED HOOK SUMMER. My fee for MALCOLM X was put back into the budget. The truth is I’ve been doing KICKSTARTER before there was KICKSTARTER, there was no Internet. Social Media was writing letters, making phone calls, beating the bushes. I’m now using TECHNOLOGY with what I’ve been doing.
I had to do a PRE-KICKSTARTER Campaign to get my first feature SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT done way back in 1985. The budget was $175,000. I Had to do a PRE-KICKSTARTER Campaign to get MALCOLM X finished in 1991 when the production ran out of money. (Kick Starter)
Spike, you have my support and I’m really going to contribute to this project. The donations are really reasonable and the cause is super great. Please just don’t let us down. I’m still trying to get over Red Hook Summer.
3. Moment of the Week: Flavor Flav Disses Everyone
Aight, just like the Spike Lee line I used, it’s important to know I’m slightly over-exaggerating. I ‘know’ Flavor Flav didn’t diss Jay Z, 50 Cent and all these other doggies in the way Young Jeezy would go at Gucci Mane. But name-dropping doggies and saying they’re “not” hip-hop? C’mon, Flav!
“I think the element of hip hop left when rap music started being created on a slow tempo,” said Flavor Flav. “It’s just stayed there for years. Right now, a lot of rap music today is being created at very low tempos. There’s no more of that ‘wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care’ – you know, something that makes you wanna get out there and breakdance. Rap music has lost that element right now, mainly over in America. There’s not to many great hip hop records out there, but there are some great rap records. L’il Wayne is making some great rap records, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Ludacris, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Snoop – everybody is making great rap records, but it’s not hip hop.” (Gigwise)
^ LOL!!! See what I mean, y’all? No “real” disses but still, you can’t just go at peeps like that. Stop it, Flav! You haven’t been hip-hop in years, word to Chuck D.
4. Mrs. Butterworth: Iggy Azalea
Can I steal a line from Big Sean real quick? Azz, azz, azz, azz, azz… I’m not going to waste any lines and just give it up to Iggy Azalea. She may be the brightest girl in hip-hop but she’s packing something serious!
5. Rappers Say The Darndest Things
SMH @BulldogButters. Don’t hate me y’all, but I’m running late to go and see 2 Guns, yeah, haha, but I mess with Denzel and Wahlberg. So we’re going to keep it short and sweet by letting you see why the Ying Yang Twins (D-Roc and Kaine) get the attention. Once again, you can’t claim “Hahn” when Juvenile made “Ha” hot years prior. LOL.
“Nah. Nah. I’m not gonna call it taking shots. It’s called telling the truth. If you know we said “Hahn!” first? You should never get on T.V. and said Kanye stole it from you because you started it first. No. You give props where props was due. Kanye ain’t never said he started it. He’s just using it. Who do you see raising all the fuss, right now? It damn sure ain’t Kanye. He’s out there with his baby taking him shopping. … You can’t take anybody’s sh*t and think nobody would address it. That’s just like if I took your shoes and you was wondering where the hell your shoes was and one day, you know you was the only person with them shoes and you see me walking in with them shoes. Are you gonna say something?”
“Basically, he’s saying, “Check this out. We know what Dr. King did for the South? For the people, right? Its like saying me and D-Roc saying we, Martin Luther King, Jr. You understand what I’m saying? We can’t do that,” Kaine added. “That’s all we getting at. No harm. No foul. No beef. It’s the truth.”
***Y’all already know, I’m LATE and gotta hit the train to catch this 2 Guns flick. Unfortunately, couldn’t get wifey to come through so it’s gonna be a DUDE’S NIGHT OUT! LOL. Keep it cool y’all, can’t believe it’s already August. SMH. I’ll catch y’all on Tuesday. Have a good weekend! -BB***