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Lil Wayne Speaks Candidly About Birdman, Juvenile's Influence And More

Weezy bares all with Q93's Wild Wayne

Lil Wayne really showed his hometown radio station, Q93 in New Orleans, a lot of love last night (July 7). During an exclusive interview, Weezy opened up to his longtime friend, Wild Wayne. The influential Nawlins DJ was one of the first major media players in the South to support Wayne's music in the '90s.

Coming off the heels of his Free Weezy Album, the former Cash Money signee didn't go off bashing his former mentor, but also didn't make it seem like he was running to mend things with Birdman either. However, we should expect a Hot Boyz performance at the upcoming 2015 Weezyana Festival.

When it comes to the rave reviews about his latest solo project, Wayne admitted he still takes a very nonchalant approach to his songs and lets the music come out naturally. "Honestly, I do it with my eyes closed. I got a phone in one hand and a skateboard in the other," Weezy says about recording his new material.

He also thanked his childhood friends, the older guys from Hollygrove (his old neighborhood), who schooled him as a child and Juvenile for keeping him lyrically sharp during those early days. "It wouldn't relate to Stunna, the way it would relate to Juvy," Wayne says. "[Juvenile] pulled me to the side like, 'Hey, don't you change one word in that verse.' He let me know that 'you the best out of all three of us. You are going to be the best one day. You are the best.'"

Tunechi also had this to say about Birdman's influence on his life. "I always idolized Baby from day one. I always thought he was more than what he is," Weezy goes on to say. "With that said, I never really cared about impressing the listeners. It was always about impressing him — making sure Baby, Slim, and Mannie Fresh were satisfied with the verse."

SEE ALSO: Lil Wayne To Host Benefit Concert For 10 Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Only one question remains: will they ever reunite?

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Charlamagne Tha God Says The Mental Health Stigma Is Due To A Lack Of Information

Charlamagne Tha God is knee-deep in promotion for his second book Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks On Me. The radio host and New York Times bestselling author writes candidly about his own anxiety and PTSD that stems from growing up in Monks Corner, South Carolina and his success as a radio and television personality.

The 40-year-old father of three sat with The Hill Monday (Oct. 29) and said the reason mental health isn't discussed in the black community is because it's viewed as weakness.

"I think that we think there’s something wrong with therapy which is so weird because…you don’t have no problem if you’re out of shape, going to the gym,” he said.

The Black Privilege author also revealed his mother sought therapy, but she didn't tell anyone.

“My mom was going to therapy in 1998 when her and my father got a divorce – I didn’t know that until this year when I started to tell her about me going to therapy and then she’s like ‘you know I went back in 1998 and I’m like ‘you could have told me that 20 years ago…it might’ve helped me to realize that there’s a whole other resource out there,’ Charlamagne said.

However, The Breakfast Club co-host said he understands how difficult it is to seek help.

“It’s hard to get help when you’re still in the middle of the hurt – If you’re still in the hood, if you’re still in these bad situations, it’s hard to see yourself on the outside,” he said.

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Snoop Dogg Says "F**k You" To Kanye West For His Endorsement Of Donald Trump

Snoop Dogg grew rather passionate when discussing his disdain for President Trump and anyone who supports him. The West Coast rap icon stopped by SiriusXM's Hip Hop Nation and toward the end of the interview, didn't hold back when speaking on the climate that's been ushered in by Trump's administration.

"I don't give a f**k. I tell 'em straight up, motherf**ker. If you like that n---a, you motherf**kin’ racist," Snoop said. "F**k you and f**k him. Now what?"

Snoop also threw salt at Kanye West for his early endorsement of the president.

"When you drew the line and start pointing motherf**kers out and singling them out, f**k y’all, then, n---a. You and them. Kanye too. Don't forget about him too. F**k you too," Snoop said. "Throw him in the bag, he right with them motherf**kers."

DJ Sussone's attempt to quell Snoop's growing anger was no match for the 46-year-old Long Beach native.

"He drew the lines. Before him, there were no lines. Everybody was everybody, we respected everything, we didn't trip," he said.

Snoop Dogg has been vocal about his disgust toward Trump and has used his music to express the depths of his frustration with the president. Last year, the Long Beach native released the video for "BadBadNotGood (Lavender)" and was surrounded by controversy after someone dressed as clown bearing a resemblance to the president was shot in the head.

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Charlamagne Tha God Vehemently Denies Sexual Assault Allegations

Power 105.1's Charlamagne Tha God is no stranger to controversy, but the famed talking head has reportedly hired legal counsel to combat rumors he sexually assaulted a teenage girl nearly 20 years ago.

According to TMZ, Charlamgane has employed Marty Singer and Michael Weinstein after the accuser came forward about the alleged encounter stating she wants "closure."

Officials have maintained The Breakfast Club host cooperated fully with authorities, and took a DNA test, which didn't produce evidence he sexually assaulted the girl.

Charlamagne, real name, Lenard McKelvey, did, however plead guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, due to teenagers under the legal drinking age consuming alcohol.

In a statement to TMZ, Singer and Weinstein say their client is empathetic towards rape victims but is innocent of the accusations leveled against him.

"More than seventeen years ago, Charlamagne was accused of a sexual assault. He never had sexual relations or any physical contact with the accuser and even provided DNA to prove it.

At the time of these claims, Charlamagne cooperated fully with authorities, and after the investigation, this charge against him was dropped.

"Charlamagne has spoken about this many times over the years in public, including in his book. While Charlamagne has empathy for all sexual assault victims, he cannot take responsibility for a crime he did not commit.”

A Care2 petition launched Wednesday (July 11) had 1,700 signatures demanding the removal of Charlamagne from Power 105.1.

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