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Mavado Speaks On Shotta Role In Drake's "Find My Love" Video

Drizzy Drake and crew jumped on a Gulfstream G4 yesterday and jetted back from Kingston, Jamaica after wrapping up an epic three-day video shoot for “Find My Love,” a forthcoming single from his highly anticipated album Thank Me Later.

But while in the island of the sun, the Toronto-born actor/singer/MC didn’t waste the opportunity to link up with some hometown talent. Dancehall hitmaker Mavado was on set of the new Anthony Mandler-directed flick to play a major role.

"Drake loved the vibe, mi nah lie,” Mavado told VIBE. “We did our best to make sure everything was as comfortable and smooth as possible." 

While the Jamaica-born artist does not sing on “Find My Love,” in the video he portrays a top shotta who suspects that Drake may be messing with his woman—played by Houston-born model Maliah Michel.

The video production team staged scenes throughout Kingston, shooting a bikini-and-bonfire beach party at Port Royal, capturing club action inside The Building (a popular New Kingston hotspot better known by its former name, Asylum), and finally heading to Mavado’s birthplace, the garrison community of Cassava Piece, better known these days as The Gully Side.

“We goin’ all the way in with this one,” Mandler tweeted of the neighborhood where many fear to tread. But Drake had so much fun kicking it in Mavado’s “Gully” community that he hung out long after Mavado had turned in for the night.

"Even after mi lef’ Cassava Piece, Drake was still there!" Movado told VIBE. "It coming like ah dessoh him born and grow!"

The camaraderie between Aubrey Drake Graham, one of the most in-demand rappers on the planet, and David Constantine Brooks, one of the hottest dancehall artists in the game, has been developing for a while now. Back in late February, the two spent some time together at Gee Jam Studios in Port Antonio—the secluded soundlab where No Doubt worked on their hit album Rock Steady.

“We really planning on doing songs together,” Mavado stated in a YouTube interview, though he also made it clear he wasn’t about to rush the process. “Big up Drake,” Mavado added. “Drake ah me dog.”

Michel—Drizzy’s love interest in the video—was just as approving, describing the Young Money rapper as “a super sweetheart” via Twitter.

Her favorite take? “The bedroom scene (by far lmao) wink wink,” she tweeted. —Rob Kenner

SEE ALSO: PHOTOS FROM DRAKE'S VIBE MAGAZINE COVER SHOOT

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Tory Lanez Sued For Alleged Attack In Miami Nightclub

Tory Lanez is facing legal trouble over an alleged altercation that went down inside Miami’s LIV nightclub last year. Christopher “Prince” Harty, an up-and-coming artist and Miami promoter who appeared on Love & Hip-Hop: Miami claims that Lanez attacked him last November.

The onetime reality star alleges that Lanez, along with his entourage and security team, punched and attacked him in the nightclub. According to reports, Prince claims to have suffered blunt force trauma to his head, neck, and chest, in addition to contusions, bruises and anxiety, as a result of the incident. He is suing for unspecified damages.

“They backed me into a corner, and once I was there, they started stomping on me, jumping me,” he recalled to NBC Miami.

He believes that the friction stemmed from an Instagram post about music. “They felt that I was insinuating that they stole the record from me, and I was just like, no, I would never do that, that was never my intention. I had no issue with him at all.”

A portion of the incident was captured on cellphone video. Prince stated that he knew Lanez prior to the run-in, and helped get him into clubs before.

His attorney, Marwan Porter of Porter Law Firm, called the violent incident “a chronic problem” with Lanez who is accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in July. The 28-year-old recording artist has yet to publicly address either incident.

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Cardi B Opens Up About Filing For Divorce From Offset

Cardi B took to Instagram Live on Friday (Sept. 18) to air out a few things about filing for divorce from Offset.

The Bronx rapper made it clear that she didn’t file for divorce as a publicity stunt to promote her upcoming album. “I’m not doing it for clout and on top of that I don’t need stunts to sell music,” she said. “I’m not [trying to] brag but don’t ever say I’m doing anything for clout. My first album is three-times platinum and I didn’t need no stunts to do that. My [“Wap”] single is no. 1 worldwide why would I need stunts to sell music? I don’t need stunts — [especially] when it comes to family — to sell anything, so don’t play yourself.”

As for the reason for the divorce filing, the estranged couple simply grew apart. “Nothing crazy out of this world happened, sometimes people really do grow apart. I been with this man for four years. I have a kid with this man, I have a household with this man…sometimes you’re just tired of the arguments and the build up. You get tired sometimes and before something happens, you leave.”

“I just wanna' be a free bird,” Cardi said after questioning whether people secretly want infidelity to be the reason for the split.

“I am the f**king clout,” she added. “I never needed anything. I never needed no stunts to sell sh*t.Why would I need anything to sell my next album?”

Speaking of the new album, Cardi has been indecisive about choosing her next single because “WAP” did so well. “That means that my second single has to be even better.”

Towards the end of her venting session, Cardi reiterated that she’s focusing on her work, and revealed that she's starting new business for her daughter Kulture.

 

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Barack Obama Announces Release Date For ‘A Promised Land’ Memoir

Following the mega-success of his wife’s Becoming release, Barack Obama is poised to debut his own memoir, A Promised Land, this fall. The former president made the literary announcement on Twitter on Thursday (Sept. 17).

“There’s no feeling like finishing a book and I’m proud of this one,” Obama tweeted while explaining that he tries to give an “honest account” of his presidency in the book. The release will also touch on “the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our division and make democracy work for everybody.”

There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one. In 'A Promised Land,' I try to provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody. pic.twitter.com/T1QSZVDvOm

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 17, 2020

The highly anticipated and introspective release takes readers on a “compelling journey” and details Obama’s “improbable odyssey from a young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world.” Included in the memoir are striking personal details about his political education, as well as landmark moments from his first term presidency.

The Obamas secured the reported $60 million book deals around a year after ending their tenure in the White House. Michelle Obama’s book became the best-selling memoir in history.

A Promised Land is currently available for pre-order at Obamabook.com. The memoir will be released on Nov. 17.

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