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LHH Recap: Rich & Erica Fight (Again), Joe Budden Takes a Drug Test

Erica and Olivia kicked off last night's episode of 'Love & Hip Hop' by fighting over their mutual manager Rich Dollaz. "I'm not fucking with that bitch," says Olivia. Personally and professionally, these two are not going to ever get along. After her sit down with Erica, Olivia meets up with Rich and lets him know again that she won't work with his smash buddy/client. Rich tries to defend Erica as someone whose mouth goes running because "She don't know no better." Rich then tells Olivia that her professional reputation ain't that squeaky clean in the industry either and it's his job as a manager/friend to see past that.

Family issues also took center stage. Jen and Consequence grapple as they try to balance a household with two different religions. Although the two have agreed to raise their son as a Muslim, Jen wants to ensure that her Christian traditions are not lost. The two visit Cons' religious leader who tells them to learn to compromise and get married. Jen leaves the sit down optimistic but it's yet to be determined how they'll work it out.

Yandy and Mendeecees have their own family challenges and go through an excruciating wait after finding out that their son needs surgery. The operation is successful and Mendy's support during the whole situation shows Yandy that he very well might be the one for her. *Cue tears* He brings up the topic of having more kids, but Yandy ain't having it right now. She wants a wedding and a house before they add to their family. Get your ring, Yandy!

Joe Budden and his ex Tahiry continue to get close. Tahiry promises to stay by Joe's side and asks him to seek therapy for his drug abuse. Joe claims that he's handling things and doesn't need help. Although things are calm between the former flames, Tahiry and Joe's former bff Raqi Thunda are anything but cool. The women run into each other at a NYC nightclub and the claws come out. "She's made a reputation giving it up to every producer, rapper and junior A&R rep in the business," Rashidah says about Raqi. "I'm not looking for trouble but if she starts, I'll finish it," says Tahiry who isn't over her hatred for Raqi either. "The women all basically call each other hoes and start yelling. Raqi then storms off. More drama from these three for sure this season.

Tahiry eventually sees Joe again and forces him to take a home drug test. Somehow, Joe passes the test and proves that he's completely clean. Tahiry is floored. "I couldn't believe it...It actually did not occur to me that I could trust what Joe Budden said. He didn't lie to me."

The episode ends with Rich and Erica fighting (again). Erica's big fat mouth has forced a producer to back out of wanting to work with her. "Erica's always getting in her own way," says Rich. "Enjoy your day. As a matter of fact, enjoy your career!" Rich tells his diva client. Erica hops into a car and drives off. Is this the end of Rich and Erica? Tune in next week to find out.

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An Unofficial Documentary About Drake Is Currently On Streaming Services

An unauthorized documentary about the rise of musician Drake can be viewed on video distribution services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. Drake: Rewriting the Rules initially dropped on Vimeo in Nov. 2018, and now, fans of the "God's Plan" musician will have a chance to watch it at their leisure on other platforms.

The documentary chronicles the music superstar from his days growing up in Toronto, to portraying Jimmy on the hit-teen drama Degrassi, to becoming a hip-hop star and working with musicians from Kanye West to his Young Money leader, Lil Wayne.

"Discover the untold story of how Drake rewrote the rules and rose from a child actor to become a cultural phenomenon and global musical icon," writes IMDb of the film's synopsis. "He is the king of pop and hip hop, combining many musical styles into one mainstream sound." The film runs 74 minutes long. Interviews from media figures and writers are included in the doc, which was directed and written by British filmmaker Ray King. However, no representatives from Drake's team are included.

Drake has not commented on the doc as of press time. He has been relatively quiet in the news, however, it's being reported that he is close to securing a residency of sorts at the Wynn's XS Nightclub in Las Vegas.

 

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Stream: Hulu's 'FYRE Fraud' Doc Examines The Festival That Scammed Thousands

In 2017, rumors of an exclusive festival taking place in the Bahamas took over social media. Organized by Billy McFarland and promoted by Ja Rule, the FYRE Festival was the new, cool kid on the festival block and quickly put other more seasoned festivals to shame.

But all that glitters isn't gold.

FYRE FRAUD, the new documentary streaming on Hulu, takes an intimate look at the scam that left thousands stranded on the island. Directed by Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason, the dark-comedy interviews whistleblowers, victims, and the convicted con-man himself, McFarland.

In a press release, Fraust and Nason said the goal isn't to make light of those who were scammed.

"Our aim was to set the stage for a strange journey into the moral abyss of our digital age, going beyond the meme to show an ecosystem of enablers, driven by profit and willing to look the other way, for their own gain.

"We draw on countless cultural references, on true crime tension, and on humor - but we did not intend to create a toothless comedy about the Fyre Festival. We hope this film can pierce our collective apathy and disrupt our own millennial peers, if only for an instant - to look at these stories for what they truly are, and to halt this algorithm before it devours us whole."

FYRE FRAUD is now streaming on Hulu.

 

 

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Dave Chappelle Isn't Sure His R. Kelly 'Chappelle Show' Skits Were Insensitive

The Surviving R. Kelly series may be over, but the fallout from it has seemingly just begun.

Director dream hampton took to Twitter during the airing of the Lifetime documentary and spoke honestly about the several celebrity men she contacted in hopes they'd speak on camera about R. Kelly and the years of sexual allegations that have shadowed him. Among them was Dave Chappelle.

The beloved comic famously made a music video entitled "Piss On You" mocking the real-life video of R. Kelly urinating on an underage girl. During the Chappelle Show heyday, he used R.Kelly's legal woes as material for years.

TMZ caught with Chappelle in West Hollywood and asked him if he regretted not being featured in hampton's series and instead he dodged the question.

"Jesus Christ, I just had dinner," Chappelle said in between taking a drag of his cigarette. "I just ate. Strop bringing that motherf**ker up."

When pressed about whether or not he thinks his old skits were insensitive, the 45-year-old said "I don't know. I'd have to watch it again."

D.L. Hughley joined Chappelle for dinner and commented on R.Kelly and the forthcoming Michael Jackson documentary, Leaving Neverland, which outlines sexual assault allegations against the late singer.

"If you can be mad at R. Kelly, you should be mad at Michael Jackson," Hughley said.

 

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