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#RIPGuru: The Tweets React To Guru's Death

Early this morning, news spread that Guru lost his battle with cancer at age 47. Although the legendary Gang Starr founder is gone, his impact on hip-hop will not be forgotten. Twitter has been commemorating him all day by tweeting condolensces, along with their favorite Gang Starr tracks.

 

@davedittell Nobody's invincible, no plan is foolproof / We all must meet our moment of truth RIP Guru

@realtalibkweli RIP GURU. LONG LIVE #GANGSTARR

@SirThaniil RIP Guru. truly a legend

@msmercie #nowplaying Just to Get a Rep - Gangstarr RIP Guru

@djgeometrix RIP Guru. Every single true school DJ out there should play some Gang Starr in their sets and pay tribute to one of the greatest.

@djscratch Everybody should stop saying that other dudes name. Yall are making him famous. RIP Guru-Gangstarr Forever.

@black_milk Damn...RIP GURU

@alexlobov RIP Guru. I used to love the Jazzmatazz stuff and the early Gang Starr stuff. You will be missed.

@QtipTheAbstract From Allah we come to Allah we return. R.I.P. Keith GURU. A great man, poet, and I'm proud to say friend... 23 yrs. Damn!

@JoellOrtiz bout to be in the bentley bumping that Gangstarr! feeling very retro brooklyn right now.

@JOEYCRACKTS R.I.P GURU LOVE YOU MY BROTHER the World Will Miss You!!!! WE LOST A Great Man and a Big Part OF HIP HOP History!!!

@DresBlacksheep Guru and I didnt always see eye to eye... but we shared 2 things sincerely.. the mic.. and respect ... peace good brother

@KHRYSIS Moment Of Truth alll day long

@djaudio1 @Kozee I feel the same way. GURU & GANG STARR helped shape my musical tastes as a youth. Sad to see #guru go the way he did.

@DJKeibot WTF! Guru is dead! R.I.P. Guru little piece of hip hop as an artform died today #rip guru

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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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