EBONY Rundown: Jay Z and Kanye West Reunite on DONDA, VH1 to Reboot ‘The Surreal Life,’and More

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Jay Z & Kanye West Reunite on DONDA

The week continues to serve early ’00s nostalgia. Jay Z and Kanye West gave social media all of the feels after the duo reunited by way of a surprise collaboration on West’s DONDA album. The reunion seemingly marks the end of a years-long feud between the lyricists. It appears that the collaboration may have been a last-minute decision since according to producer Young Guru, Jay didn’t record his verse until 4 pm yesterday.

VH1 to Reboot The Surreal Life with Tamar Braxton, Dennis Rodman, August Alsina, and More

VH1 has announced plans to revive its popular early 2000s reality series, The Surreal Life. The reboot will feature Tamar Braxton, August Alsina, Dennis Rodman, Kim Coles, Stormy Daniels, and more, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Surreal Life is just one of several other revived MTV Studios properties.

Neptunes Dubbed Greatest Hip Hop Producers of 21st Century

Billboard has named Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, also known as The Neptunes, the greatest hip-hop producers of the 21st century. Highlighting some of their most popular works such as Nelly’s “Hot In Herre” and The Clipse’s “Grindin,” staffers at the publication described The Neptunes’ signature sound as having “played as big a part as anything in hip-hop taking complete control of popular music in the ’00s.”

Common Thanks Girlfriend, Tiffany Haddish, for His Evolution

Common says that he’s grown as a person and he credits his girlfriend, Tiffany Haddish, for playing a role in his evolution. In addition to being a better listener and learning to be more forthcoming about his wants, the actor shared on the People Every Day podcast that Haddish helps him to enjoy life. “People think I’m just so serious, but I like to have fun,” he said. “I need to enjoy life. So I feel, with Tiffany and I, I’ve been experiencing that and I’m grateful for that.”

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Young M.A Addresses Pregnancy Reports

Young M.A is not pregnant. The Brooklyn rapper took to Instagram this week to shut down speculation that she is with-child after her comments from a resurfaced 2019 interview were apparently misconstrued. In the interview with Dish Nation personality HeadKrack, the Brooklyn native expressed a desire to be a parent someday. It’s unclear how this led fans to believe that she is currently pregnant; however, the speculation made M.A a trending topic on Twitter earlier this week, ultimately prompting the “OOOUU” rapper to clear the air.

“Of course my girl is the one that’s gone be pregnant that’s why I looked at her and mentioned her smh,” Young wrote beneath a post shared by The Shade Room. “Y’all bored lol but I get it… sell ya stories. We workin’ on one now.”

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