Vlad had an interesting reply.

Artists tend to tread lightly when it comes to interviews as they don’t want to give up too much information about themselves. It’s a near-impossible feat with social media sleuths airing out a celebrity’s personal business left and right, but sometimes it’s the artists who get themselves into trouble after sitting down for a one-on-one chat with the media.

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We’ve obviously covered famous figures who have sat down with Vlad TV for interviews, but over the years there have been rumors that Vlad is connected with the authorities. Rappers have called out the media host as a federal informant and a “snitch,” but some are awaiting definitive proof of the speculative allegations.

Recently, Vlad reached out to singer August Alsina on Twitter to request a meeting. “Let’s do another interview @AugustAlsina,” Vlad tweeted. August didn’t seem as if he was too keen on the idea. “*Interrogation 🤔 I heard you the feds on low ?😂.” Vlad couldn’t believe August would bring that up. “Lol… you really believe that nonsense?”

It didn’t take long for August’s fans to comment their opinions, as well, and it didn’t seem to lean in Vlad’s favor. “💀💀They cookin you in my mentions right now w/ confirmation. 😭Let us knowwww my guy.” Vlad said he’ll stand up against the rumors because it comes with the territory. “Lol – I’ll take the heat. It comes with being one of the biggest interview platforms on Youtube. No different than everyone saying you were in a relationship with Jada Pinkett-Smith. Come through and we’ll discuss all that.”

Her latest release, “The One,” was taken off streaming services.

The third season of Love & Hip Hop Miami kicked off tonight with a bang. The new cast is hoping to stir the pot for VH1, and Trina begins the new season by opening up about legal issues she’s been having involving her business partner, Julian Boothe. Back in June 2019, Trina released her anticipated album The One, her first studio album release in nine years. The album featured DJ Khaled, Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Dave East, K. Michelle, Kelly Price, and more, yet it debuted on the Billboard 2000 chart at No. 126.

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Fans of Trina weren’t worried about chart numbers as they were just excited to get a full-length project from Miami’s Finest, but something mysterious happened in the Fall. Around September 2019, The One was removed from streaming services without explanation. Trina now speaks on what happed with the record on Love & Hip Hop Miami, citing that her business partner Julian is at fault.

“After four years, we finished the album, finally. Then, my business partner Julian was given a $300,000 advance and he used it for his label which was supposed to be for me,” she said in the clip. “Now, all of a sudden I’m getting cease and desist letters from producers that were never paid and my whole album was taken down off the internet.”

She added, “I can’t believe after so many years, somebody could be so triflin’.” Trina also accused Julian of taking advantage of her while she was dealing with personal issues involving her mother’s health, which was deteriorating. “Physically I was there, mentally I wasn’t there,” she said. “I wasn’t double-checking everything that Julian was doing.” According to Trina, even after her mother’s death, Julian hasn’t even reached out to her to send his condolences. Check out the Love & Hip Hop Miami clip below.

Welcome home to the Rugged Child.

When Shyheim Franklin was just 14-years-old, he released his first album, AKA the Rugged Child. One of the tracks on his debut project was produced by RZA, and later, the rapper would become known as an affiliate of the Wu-Tang as he frequently collaborated with a few of the iconic hip hop group’s members and is reportedly Ghostface Killah‘s cousin.

However, Shyheim ran into trouble with the law back in 2013 after a police search of his home reportedly turned up heroin and a firearm. The following year, the rapper was allegedly involved in a New Year’s Day car accident in the wee hours of the morning that resulted in the death of another driver named Felip Avila.

Shyheim was accused of crashing into Avila’s Toyota and possibly another vehicle before fleeing the scene. He later turned himself in and pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter. Additionally, he also pleaded guilty to the drugs and weapons charges. The Source now reports that after serving his five-year bid, Shyheim is a free man.

It’s reported that Shyheim was sentenced to 14 years in prison for the manslaughter charge and another seven for the gun charge. The rapper shared his excitement about his release on Instagram. “Been waiting so long for this moment ! Finally free spending time with my daughter,” he wrote. Check out a few images below.

The singer is taking a break.

We’re six days into 2020 and artists are already promising one helluva ride musically as they announce long-awaited project releases. Drake and Future teased their What a Time to Be Alive 2 joint album, Lil Uzi Vert may finally drop Eternal Atake, Beliebers are losing it at the prospect of Justin Bieber‘s next record, The Weeknd made a triumphant return with two new singles, Megan Thee Stallion told NPR that she has a new persona for her next LP, and we can only cross our fingers that Rihanna will stop teasing the world about her next project.

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However, rising artist Melii is going a different route and stepping away from the industry for 2020. In March 2019, Melii dropped her debut project phAses featuring Tory Lanez and A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, and she spent months touring with Summer Walker. Fans hoped that they would hear more from the singer this year, but she took to Instagram to share that she was taking a break.

“Haven’t been on here but this year I will not be making music,” she reportedly wrote, according. “No project no joint projects either. sorry to my fans love u meliimob and happy newyears.” A Twitter user added that Melii’s decision to retreat for a time was because of the evils of the industry. Melii hasn’t been too active on social media as of late, outside of sharing images and clips on her Instagram Story, so fans hope that she’s doing well.

Introducing “The Vince Staples Show Plus”.

Vince Staples is a renaissance man. Everyone knew that it was only a matter of time before his witty humor led him to pursue creative endeavors outside of music. We got our first taste of what Staples’ non-musical projects might look like when he released the first episode for his web series, The Vince Staples Show, in August. A second episode followed, subscribing to the same format as the first: bizarre concepts explored in under ten minutes and accompanied by an original song from Staples.

The episodes appeared on the Long Beach rapper’s new website: thevincestaplesshow.com. If you visit the website now, you will see that it has been updated from its initial layout. It is now a full-blown Vince-centric streaming service. Staples shared a trailer today to advertise The Vince Staples Show Plus, which is likely a riff on Disney’s recently-launched service.

The Vince Staples Show Plus collects much of the official content you could find about the artist online into a single place, plus it will feature additional exclusive content. There is a section dedicated to The Vince Staples Show, where the series’ episodes, soundtrack and behind-the-scenes footage is stored. Aside from that, the website directs you to Staples’ interviews, concert footage, music videos and discography.

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