Cam’ron Defends JAY-Z Against ‘Friday’ Actor’s Fake Dope Dealer Claims

Cam’ron Defends JAY-Z Against 'Friday' Actor's Fake Dope Dealer Claims

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Actor Faizon Love, who famously played “Big Worm” in the cult classic film Friday alongside Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, found himself embroiled in some controversy after a recent appearance on the Hip Hop Uncensored podcast.

During the conversation, Mr. Love called cap on JAY-Z’s alleged drug dealing past, saying, “I like Jay-Z. I like him as a guy and the whole thing he created about this fake dope dealing. That’s when I stopped liking him. This nigga ain’t sold no cocaine in his life — I don’t think he’s ever won a fight. There’s no stories of the other side. Somebody going to bust you. Nobody ever sold you pancake? … All this shit sounds like an episode of Miami Vice.”

Now, Cam’ron is coming to Hov’s defense and basically telling Love to keep the Roc-A-Fella legend’s name out of his mouth. Over the weekend, Killa Cam shared an Instagram post telling Love exactly how he feels.

“I know me and Hov haven’t had the best relationship (publicly) but Faizon don’t know what the fuck he’s talking bout. whether legally or illegally niggas got to it,” he wrote in the caption. “Faizon #UwasntThere #iwasthere for some it #HusltersRespectHustlers #UwasSellingNicksOutTheIceCreamTruck.”

Of course, Hov has built an entire career on gritty, inner city tales. Throughout his expansive catalog, the Hip Hop billionaire has often detailed his once seedy past. From the losses he suffered while selling drugs and being shot at three times at close-range to losing 92 kilos of cocaine, his rhymes were indicative of someone who really lived that life.


Yes, Jay is now a wealthy business mogul married to Beyoncé, one of the biggest pop stars in the world, so he isn’t writing about street life anymore — it simply doesn’t apply to his life. Instead, he’s evolved into opening up about his personal relationship pitfalls and life as a family man as demonstrated on Hov’s 2017 solo album 4:44. 

Cam and Jay have a long history and after he was named Vice-President of Roc-A-Fella without Jay’s knowledge. In 2002, they teamed up for the song “Welcome To New York City” from Cam’s third studio album Come Home With Me. Over the years, they’ve had their issues with one another but managed to come together for Jay’s “B-Sides 2” concert at New York City’s Webster Hall in April 2019.


Chris Brown & Usher Verzuz Debate Catches Timbaland’s Attention

Chris Brown & Usher Verzuz Debate Catches Timbaland's Attention

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Hip Hop and R&B fans volunteered Chris Brown and Usher to be the next contenders in a Verzuz battle over the weekend. But Brown doesn’t seem interested — and believes he can smoke the Confessions singer any day of the week. Taking to his Instagram Stories on Sunday (July 26), Brown wrote, “I could do a vs off features alone…so I’ll humbly decline…I’m busy doing nothing.”

Verzuz co-founder Timbaland caught wind of Brown’s comment and replied with an Instagram post of his own. He wrote in the caption, “@chrisbrownofficial I got an idea.”

Timbo didn’t further elaborate on what exactly that idea is.

The popular Verzuz Instagram battle series, co-founded by Timbo and Swizz Beatz, has been a popular destination since the coronavirus pandemic kicked off in March. Earlier this month, Apple Music announced the company had teamed up with the two Hip Hop vets to bring Verzuz to an even larger platform.

Episodes will be simulcast live on Apple Music and Beats 1 simultaneously as the Verzuz Instagram Live channel. They will also be exclusively available via Apple Music on-demand following the live stream. Apple Music plans to work alongside Swizz and Timbo to produce new episodes of Verzuz to “continue giving fans a truly premium, high quality shared experience.”


Past matchups have included RZA versus DJ Premier, Erykah Badu versus Jill Scott and Teddy Riley versus Babyface. The most recent battle took place on July 22 and featured Snoop Dogg going up against DMX. The event wasn’t so much the “Battle of the Dawgs” as it was a “unification.” 


Drake Kicks Up More Beatles’ Dust With New Billboard Record

Drake Kicks Up More Beatles' Dust With New Billboard Record

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Drake has broken the record for most Top 10 songs in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. His DJ Khaled collaborations “Popstar” and “Greece” debuted at No. 3 and No. 8 respectively on the chart dated August 1, giving Drizzy the 39th and 40th Top 10 tracks of his career.

The OVO star was previously tied with Madonna at 38 Top 10 songs. He now claims sole ownership of the record with artists such as The Beatles, Rihanna, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey and Stevie Wonder behind him.

Drake reached Madonna’s record of 38 Top 10 songs when his Playboi Carti-assisted cut “Pain” entered at No. 7 on the Hot 100 chart dated May 16. She surpassed The Beatles’ highwater-mark of 34 tracks in November 2002.

The Beatles held the record for most Top 10 songs for three decades before being dethroned by Madonna. Over the past few years, Drake has surpassed the iconic band in the record books for most Top 10 hits in a single year and most simultaneous Top 10 debuts on the Hot 100. Drizzy famously referenced outdoing the British rockers on Meek Mill’s “Going Bad” by declaring he’s “got more slaps than The Beatles.”


Beyond his Top 10 success, Drake’s Hot 100 records include the most total chart entries and most consecutive on the chart. He’s also tied with Mariah Carey for the most No. 1 debuts in history.

Check out his list of Billboard accomplishments below.


Megan Thee Stallion Tearfully Addresses Tory Lanez Shooting Incident

Megan Thee Stallion Tearfully Addresses Tory Lanez Shooting Incident

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Megan Thee Stallion headed to Instagram Live on Monday (July 27) where she tearfully addressed the shooting incident involving Tory Lanez. The 300 Entertainment artist confessed she was actually shot shortly after an argument broke out at a house in the Hollywood Hills earlier this month.

Lanez was arrested for felony possession of a concealed weapon while Meg was taken to the hospital. The Los Angeles Police Department is reportedly investigating Lanez’s possible involvement in the incident. During her IG Live session, Meg thanked those who were showing their support while providing an update.

“I see a lot of people painting fake narratives and making up stories and all this other wacky shit,” she began. “But I also see a lot of people who have been very supportive and sending prayers and I just really appreciate that. I saw the Hotties doing a lot of things like writing letters on Tumblr and DM’ing me all the time and I just wanna say thank y’all so much because y’all have really been the ones that have been helping me get through this.

“I was shot in both of my feet. I was shot in both of my feet and I had to get surgery to get the shit taken out, to get the bullets taken out. It was super scary … it was the worst experience of my life and it’s not funny. It’s nothing to joke about. It was nothing for y’all to start making fake stories about. I didn’t put my hands on nobody. I didn’t deserve to get shot. I didn’t do shit.”

As tears started to flow, Megan adds, “It’s not that I was protecting anybody, I just wasn’t ready to speak. That’s no shit I immediately need to get on the internet and start talking about. And that’s a lot of y’all’s muthafuckin’ problem; you take your whole life to Instagram and Twitter and make it a fucking diary. That’s not me.

“And thank god that the bullets didn’t touch bones. They didn’t break tendons. Like I know my mama and my daddy and my grandmama had to be looking out for me with that one ’cause where the bullets hit at, they missed everything. But those muthafuckas were in there.”

Meg, who has been the butt of internet jokes for days, also addressed those making fun of her.

“I ain’t never seen so many grown ass muthafuckin’ men chime in on some shit that wasn’t they muthafuckin’ business in the first muthafuckin’ place,” she said. “Like, do y’all just wake up and get on the internet and be like, ‘I’m gonna say this today ’cause this is gonna give me some life? This is gonna be funny.’ What if your muthafuckin’ sister got shot or what if your muthafuckin’ girlfriend got shot? What if your muthafuckin’ best friend got shot? Would you be crackin’ jokes then or do you want the whole world to stop and feel sorry for you? I don’t expect none of y’all muthafuckas to feel sorry for me, but it’s just a respect thing.”


But the “Girls In The Hood” rapper is confident the universe will handle them.

“Somebody gonna take care of your ass,” she said. “Karma gonna take care of your ass — I don’t gotta do it! But anyway, a bitch is alive and well and strong as fuck. I’m ready to get back to regular programming with my own Hot Girl shit, but I definitely learned I ain’t have to be so nice to every muthafucka.”

At one point during the IG Live session, she opened up about her late mother who she lost in March 2019 to brain cancer.

“Imagine being 25 and you don’t have both of your parents,” she said. “My momma was my best friend. I’m still really not over that. So you gotta try to fill your space with a bunch of people that you think is making you happy,” which may or may not be a reference to Lanez.


Bow Wow Declines Soulja Boy Battle & Wants No Part Of Verzuz

Bow Wow Declines Soulja Boy Battle & Wants No Part Of Verzuz

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Bow Wow isn’t interested in participating in the Verzuz streaming phenomenon. After fans hounded him on social media about a potential battle with Soulja Boy, the multi-platinum selling artist said it’s “not gonna happen” and dismissed other potential matchups via Twitter on Monday (July 27).

According to Bow Wow, a battle with Soulja Boy makes no sense.

“How soulja makes fun turnt music. I make r&b hip hop music for the ladies,” he told one fan. “How is that a good match up? You gone crank that one minute then the next cry over an ex. Thats an emotional roller coaster.”

When the Soulja Boy idea got shut down, Bow Wow was asked about who he’d want to battle.

“I dont want to,” he wrote before elaborating in a follow-up post. “Rather be getting money than playing songs yall heard a million times for an hour.”

Twitter users continued to pitch Bow Wow on the idea of Verzuz, telling him it would remind people of his career accomplishments. The 33-year-old rapper downplayed the need for such an event.

“I come from an era where.. if you a legend .. you a legend,” he wrote. “No need to remind folks. Im only 33 i got more work to do. A verzuz for me right now makes no sense.”

He added, “i was just part of a good era and music. I wasnt THAT important. Lot of big acts were dominating the 2000’s.”

Bow Wow also denied claims of him turning down Verzuz out of fear.

“What smoke?” he declared. “When i say theres no match up im not being cocky i really dont know a mtch up that makes sense. The names yall throwing makes no sense.”


He noted, “I wanted fab. But he did it already. Is why im saying theres no one to battle. Im not being cocky at all indont want that taken out of context.”

Fans wouldn’t let up though despite Bow Wow bluntly saying, bluntly saying, “I wish they would stop. Waste of time. Im not doing verzuz.” His frequent collaborator Omarion was even thrown out as a possible opponent.

However, a pitch about a showdown with Ja Rule did grab his attention. Although he insisted he wouldn’t do Verzuz, a clash with Ja convinced him to say it was still a possibility.

“I dont duck nothing,” he maintained. “I MIGHT … entertain that! MIGHT!”

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