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Tristan Wilds Talks Euro-Pop, Where He Fits Into R&B, And Debut Album

R&B is going through a lot of changes right now with the fusion of heavy European and pop sounds into recent hits. What sound are you trying to achieve? Where do you think that sound will fit in?
Actually I don't want to fit in. I wanna definitely change it up, and bring something new whether it's just a new voice or a brand new revolution altogether, but I'm definitely still tryna carve out that lane and figure out myself which way I wanna go, how I'm gonna do this, 'cause it's so many different lanes right now that I could just attack, and I just gotta make sure I pick the right one.

R&B is going through a lot of changes right now with fusing European sounds and pop. What sound are you trying to achieve? Where do you think that sound will fit in?
Actually I don't want to fit in. I wanna definitely change it up, and bring something new whether it's just a new voice or a brand new revolution altogether, but I'm definitely still tryna carve out that lane and figure out myself which way I wanna go, how I'm gonna do this, 'cause it's so many different lanes right now that I could just attack, and I just gotta make sure I pick the right one. 

How do you feel about the direction R&B is taking?
It's different strokes for different folks. People feel however they feel about the music, but me, I grew up around music that people feel. Like, you put on some Teddy Pendergrass, you feel that emotion. Even up to the 90's, you put on The Fugees or Lauryn Hill's album, you feel that pain, you know? That's definitely my aspect on R&B. That's the R&B that I love. Not saying that I don't dance to "OMG" and all of that because those joints do bang [laughs]. I can't even front, they bang, but just me personally, the way that I look at music, an they way that I love to hear music, I love to give the people something they can feel.

Do you take your rapping as seriously as the singing?
Definitely. Rapping is something that I've been around; it's something that influences my singing, and just influences everything about my life. Especially coming from Staten Island, such a hard hip-hop land. You know we got Wu-Tang Clan, everybody's trying to get out of their shadow, but those dudes are huge!

You have a lot of friends in the music business. Are they giving you advice on how to approach this side of the entertainment industry?
I definitely talk to as maybe people as I can, be it Alicia or Ne-Yo or even Uncle Jay. You know, just [getting] advice and see what way I should go, how I should play it. They keep telling me the same thing: 'Just follow your heart.'

There are talks of you releasing a full album in early 2011. Is that true?
Um, I don't know. I don't know yet. [laughs] I think that's a lot of pressure. A whole lot of pressure, but I think I'ma definitely have something for you guys by 2011, like, a mixtape or something, and let them hear different sounds. See what people like, and from there, we grow into something bigger and bigger.

Lastly, I'm sure your female fans would like to know: Is there any "her" that you have fallen for?
Right now, no. There's no lucky lady that I have fallen for, but you know, I'm definitely keeping my eyes open [laughs].

Tristan will be starring in the film Red Tails slated for release in early 2011. 

Tristan Wilds "Fall 4 Her" (Full Song) by GabrielofSFPL

 

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Nicki Minaj Plans To Sue 'Daily Mail' TV Host Jesse Palmer

Nicki Minaj has declared war on Daily Mail TV host Jesse Palmer. The “Good Form” rapper recently took to social media to announce her plan to sue Palmer for defamation. Minaj’s plight with the on-air host stems from the controversy surrounding her new partner, Kenneth Petty.

 

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You better have a good lawyer, #JessePalmer #ArnoldPalmer You just lied on me on nat’l TV & now you’re being sued. You better be able to back up what you just said about me with FACTS. #SuperFacts #Defamation 🥳 #GoodFormVIDEO link in my bio. 😋

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Petty is a registered sex offender in the state of New York and did a seven-year stint in prison for manslaughter. In conjunction with Petty, there has also been a discussion about Nicki's support of her brother Jelani Maraj, who was convicted in 2017 of child rape charges. In Palmer's report on the Queen artist's current beau, it seems like he's only reporting the news, Deadspin notes. The news site published a video of the actual report where Palmer discusses the matter with co-host Alicia Quarles.

This is why Nicki Minaj is Suing Jesse Palmer #jessepalmer #NickiMinaj https://t.co/tDx4OdCZbH pic.twitter.com/LpWKlHLNMB

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Since the Internet has learned about the Queens rapper's relationship with Petty, a number of disgruntled fans have shared their thoughts on the situation. And in true Nicki fashion, she's also clapped back as well.

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#NickiMinaj addresses the accusations against her new bae 👀

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Additionally, Nicki took to Twitter to re-iterate her rift with Palmer.

You going to jail 😂😂😂😂😂@JessePalmerTV

— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) December 11, 2018

The barbz are getting more tuition & student loan money after I sue this hoe @JessePalmerTV

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Cardi B To Join James Corden On A Forthcoming "Carpool Karaoke" Segment

Your rapper’s favorite rapper Cardi B is slated to make her debut on “Car Pool Karaoke” with James Corden, Billboard reports. The Late Late Show host teased the upcoming episode, which airs Monday (Dec.17) via Instagram along with a small schedule of the show’s upcoming guests.

 

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Here’s what the next two weeks look like on the @latelateshow! Seeing the year out with a bang x x x

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In addition to the “Money” rapper, Amber Heard and Armie Hammer will also appear on the same episode. Corden is closing out the last leg of 2018 strong by having a slew of other prominent stars on the show on the last week before the program goes on break for the holidays. The likes of Gwen Stefani, RuPaul, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Blunt, Leah Remini, Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others will be featured on the show after Bardi’s Monday episode.

To say the least, we're sure the British talk show host and the newly minted Grammy-nominated rapper are going to have the time of their lives.

The 26-year-old's now estranged husband Offset, along with the other members of Migos were guests on the beloved show. Joining Corden as he drove through the streets of Los Angeles, the trio performed a slew of hits including "Walk It Talk It"  while also giving a nod of praise to past hits, including Whitney Houston's "Wanna Dance With Somebody."

With all the fun Migos had with Corden, we can only imagine what shenanigans James and Belcalis are going to get into.

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Nipsey Hussle Involved In L.A. Brawl After Being Mistaken For O.T. Genasis

Nipsey Hussle had a pretty eventful weekend. The rapper was reportedly involved in a brawl outside of a nightclub in West Hollywood on Sunday (Dec. 9). The only problem is, Nipsey wasn't the target; O.T. Genasis was.

The Victory Lap artist was reportedly outside of his girlfriend Lauren London's birthday bash at Nightingale's when the incident occurred. According to TMZ, several men approached Nipsey and his crew in the parking lot. A couple of them reportedly swung on the rapper before security was called to break up the situation.

While the brawl seemed random, but it apparently stemmed from an earlier interaction with O.T. Genasis. Earlier that night, the "Everybody Mad" rapper was reportedly spotted punching a man outside of the nightclub before chopping it up with Nipsey Hussle. TMZ reports that the unidentified man and friends were looking to even the score with O.T. Genasis and got mixed up because both him and Nipsey were wearing plaid shirts on the night of the incident. While it has not been confirmed, the situation looks like a typical case of mistaken identity.

Despite the drama, Nipsey seemed pretty unbothered when TMZ caught up with him outside of LAX. "That's life. We don't give that s**t no attention," Nipsey said about the altercation. "We workin' on music at this point. Do I got any bruises, any scratches? We workin' bro."

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