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Romeo Talks Ex-Girlfriends + Advice For Bieber, Willow & Diggy [Pg. 4]

How do you think you're exes would describe you?
I treat my girl like a princess, so probably like a prince. I really feel if you're with somebody, that's your princess, they deserve the world and they deserve to be treated the best. Even though I'm a very busy person, I will always make time for that person. 

What's the sweetest thing you've ever done for a girlfriend?
I remember when my [girlfriend] just got in town and she had a rough day, but I was super busy that day and I knew I wasn't going to be able see her, so I went around looking for the best flowers and left them on her doorstep with a nice card and cheered up her day and let her know that you're not alone and somebody is thinking about you and the next day we just chilled and I took her to Disneyland. I'm kind of like a hopeless romantic... especially with a name like Romeo.

How do you think younger artists are different today compared to back when you were out?
It's really crazy because now everybody wants fame at a younger age and nobody really understands the importance of your childhood. It's not like how it was back in the day with me and Bow Wow when you were shocked to see somebody at the age being successful. Now it's common and I really hope these kids are getting their education because for me that's what made me the person I am. That's a problem now. Like Lindsay Lohan wasn't able to live her childhood and you see where it's taken her. And then our most common example, Michael Jackson; he had no childhood at all. You have your whole life to be an entertainer. For some people, it's meant for them. Like someone like Willow Smith who's been around it her whole life, she'll be prepared for it better than some other people, but at the same time she's super young and as a kid you have to experience some things without being in the limelight. Because you're going to mess up…it's your childhood. Right now I feel like a lot of these kids are going to miss out on their childhood and it could be for the bad or for the good, it just depends on how mentally stable they are.

If you could give advice to Diggy, Willow and Bieber, what would you say?
I give Justin Bieber a lot of advice because he's definitely going through what I have in the past. I'd just tell them to not get pushed into doing something you don't want to do and really enjoy this stage in your life because it's your childhood. It's going to be over sooner than later. You got to be respectful. You got to be a kid. Don't rush. Don't grow up too soon. And most importantly get your education whichever way possible.

Now that you've grown up, how's your music different? I imagine you can do some cursing now [laughs]
For me music is about expressing yourself, even when I say stuff too much haters say 'Oh he think he's a thug and he's been giving the good life.' People don't know half the things I go through. I'm not complaining because I do have a good life. You have people that experience this Japan devastation—that's what you call a hard life, so I'm never going to complain. But at the same time, you do have a voice for your opinion and you should stand up no matter where you're from. Just because I didn't kill 20 people don't mean I'm a coward. Don't be afraid to express yourself. That's what I'm doing more in my music. I'm opening up and letting you feel Romeo more. It goes from A to Z, I'm able to make the down south bounce music, then I'm able to do crossover music. That's where I've been very fortunate. I'm going to use my fame for the better. I really want to help the world and I'm going to do my part.

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Bobby Shmurda Shares Honest Thoughts On Criminal Justice Reform

While Bobby Shmurda awaits his prison release in 2020, the "Hot Ni**a" rapper remains vocal and opinionated on certain topics of contention, specifically criminal justice reform. The subject was discussed on SiriusXM's "Hip Hop Nation" on March 25 where the Brooklyn native dialed in to unveil his thoughts on the fight to reconstruct the incarceration and parole system, and Meek Mill's reform initiative.

"Like I tell people all the time, I respect what he doing. I can't do it though," Shmurda admitted. "I can talk to the kids but I ain't about to be sitting here protesting and politicking for no motherfu**ing cops because them motherfu**ers don't care. They've been killing motherfu**ers since Rodney King. People got to realize this sh*t."

Earlier this year, Meek alongside Jay-Z and other board members from the sports and business sectors launched the Reform Alliance. The organization plans to "dramatically reduce the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system." The outlet will look to the parole and probation system as points of change.

Shmurda later referenced Martin Luther King Jr.'s fight for equality but shared that he couldn't walk in his shoes given the amount of adversity and negativity that came his way. The 24-year-old artist noted that other modes of action besides "talking" need to take place.

"This sh*t ain't gon' change cause motherfu**ers started talking about it, we gotta take action...They've been beating Rodney King, the motherfu**ers been killing motherfu**ers for how long?" he said. "And it gets the same results."

In 2016, Shmurda began his seven-year sentence for conspiracy to commit murder, drug trafficking, and other charges that include weapons possession.

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Rob Kardashian Will No Longer Have To Pay Blac Chyna Child Support

According to TMZ, the messy custody battle between Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian has come to an end. The site reports that expenses for the former couple's two-year-old daughter Dream will be split 50/50. Kardashian's former monthly payments of $20,000 will no longer apply, and he will not have to pay Chyna a dime.

"The agreement states each parent will only pay for Dream's needs when she's with them ... and things like medical expenses and school will be split down the middle," the site reads. It's also being reported that Rob will have more time with Dream than Chyna will.

While the former couple (who dated, got engaged, had a child and broke up all in the span of a calendar year) has not had the most amicable split, they have appeared cordial enough in court to make the best decision for their daughter.

"Robert and I only concern is what's in the best interest of our daughter that we both equally love," Chyna wrote on Twitter earlier this year. "Additionally, Robert is a wonderful father to our Dreamy!" Despite their differences and messy break-up, it's great to see that their baby will always come first.

Robert and I only concern is what’s in the best interest of our daughter that we both equally love. Additionally, Robert is a wonderful father to our Dreamy! ☘️ https://t.co/zfIcETpriY

— Blac Chyna (@BLACCHYNA) February 26, 2019

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Prepare Thyself: Lil Kim's New Album Will Drop In May

Lil Kim announced via social media early today (Mar. 26) that her new album will drop on May 17. The Queen Bee’s next project is called 9, and will be lead by the single “Go Awff.” In a photo of herself in a blonde wig and a Balenciaga outfit, the big news was unveiled.

Additionally, Kim wrote that a video for “Go Awff” will drop this Friday (Mar. 26). She told fans over the weekend during a performance in Atlantic City, N.J. that the album would drop within the next few months, and will feature a Rick Ross collaboration.

The number 9 bears a special significance in Kim’s life. June 9 is the day her daughter Royal Reign was born, and March 9 was the day her dear friend, the rapper The Notorious B.I.G., was killed. Additionally, this is her ninth project (five albums and four mixtapes).

This will be Kim’s first official album since 2005’s The Naked Truth, which featured the singles “Lighters Up” and “Whoa.” Since then, she’s appeared on multiple tracks from artists such as Remy Ma, Keyshia Cole and Maino, just to name a few.

Watch her announcement and listen to “Go Awff” below.

LIL’ KIM ANNOUNCED HER NEW ALBUM “9” RELEASE DATE....May 17th 2019. Will you be supporting Queen Bee? pic.twitter.com/jvr7wNNGwR

— E S S E N C E O F S E A N (@SEAN_THE_FINALE) March 24, 2019

Drip Too Hard 💧 | #GoAwff Video out Friday 🎥 | New Album “9” drops May 17th 💿 pic.twitter.com/FjPM47dEbo

— Lil' Kim (@LilKim) March 26, 2019

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