Rihanna Beefs with TLC
During a recent interview with Australia’s Channel 7 Sunrise, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins of TLC had a lot to say about half-naked pop stars who bare it all for attention. And although they didn’t drop any names, Rihanna felt shaded and responded on Twitter. (Hey, if you were fresh off the CFDA Fashion Awards’ red carpet nearly in the nude, you’d be offended too.) The infamous skin-bearing singer changed her photo header to a famed flick of the best-selling girl group baring their breast, with only the tips of their fingers covering their baby-feeders. (Bang, bang!)
Next, she tweeted a picture with her tongue out in a mocking manner along with the caption: “When there’s no changing the fact that I’m me, and they’re well... they’re them.” T-Boz caught wind of the clap back and retorted, “Last time I checked I didn’t say nobodies name the interview lady did s--t I’m out of the country lol I didn’t even see pics.” TLC’s T and C might not have mentioned any monikers, but I’m sure no one’s buying that they didn’t have RiRi’s always-exposed lady parts in mind when they fired their pistols.
Read it at Hot New Hip Hop.
Funkmaster Flex Slams Dame Dash on Air, Dame Responds
Former Roc-a-Fella CEO Dame Dash recently went on Instagram blasting label exec Joie Manda calling him “the culture vulture’s dimwitted assistant,” and accusing him of creating rap drama for profit. Well, apparently, this rubbed Funkmaster Flex the wrong way, who spoke on it earlier this week, but decided to not post his negative comments online out of respect for Dame’s “legacy.” But all that changed when Flex became the next target on the once-renowned champagne-popper’s IG page for defending Joie—then all ghetto hell broke loose.
Hot 97’s veteran DJ went on a radio rant during his air-time last night supporting his former Def Jam A&R friend, saying Dash wouldn’t have reached his career heights had it not been for Def Jam and people like Joie. Flex threw around a slew of insults (like calling Dame washed up), even accusing the Roc co-founder of not paying money owed to artists like Beanie Sigel and Curren$y.
In response, the ex-label owner uploaded another post to his precious IG account asking Flex for a face-to-face sit down like real “over 40” men would do (his words not mine). He even stopped by The Combat Jack Show to tell his side of the story, scheduled to air today.
Game Signs to eOne + Plans to Drop New LP in September
After a long 10-plus run with Interscope Records, Game has gone the independent route and inked a deal with eOne. Under the Blood Money la Familia/Fifth Amendment Ent./eOne Music umbrella, the Compton rapper will drop his sixth LP, Blood Money la Familia, September 16. (We all knew that soft sweet Marrying the Game image wouldn’t last long for Mr. Thugaboo.) Game will drop two new singles this month in preparation for the upcoming album, “Or Nah” and “Bigger Than Me.” So we’ll see whether or not reality TV has made another Kardashian out of an unsuspecting rap star.
Read it at XXL.