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"I really like that song a lot. I was actually there when it was being constructed and it was a really dope experience to just sit and watch…I was like wow, this is something I would never expect from Jay-Z and Kanye West. They always make different music, they always make music that’s like an introduction to something else that’s about to come…They always do the unthinkable. They really took it to a whole ‘nother level. They really tried to appeal to everybody, not just the audience that they already had."

Jay Z Vs. Kanye West: Which One Has More Of An "Inner Diva?"

Kanye Wesy and Jay Z go head-to-head in the battle of who is the biggest diva when it comes to requests.

With greatness, comes a lot of preparation and high demands. There's no question on Kanye West and Jay Z's impact on the music game, but we may have a few questions about some of their demands. TMZ leaked the Watch the Throne rappers' rider requests and although Beyonce may have coined the word "diva" for her female posse, we're finding a little bit of diva in these Roc Nation rappers as well. Well, it's clear that the potential 2020 candidate had a lot to say about what goes in his hotel rooms, but don't let the chill demeanor fool you, Jay Z is allegedly quite the diva when it comes to his accommodations.

It's been reported that celebrities like Mariah Carey and J.Lo have a number of rider requests, including specific water for their animals and color palettes for hotel furniture. But let's not be so quick to throw "diva" into the female category. Men can be divas, too, and Jay and 'Ye prove that with their list of demands. In the leaked rider requests, it reveals a laundry list of regulations concerning the concert hotel rooms, staff expectations, and accommodations for little North West and Blue Ivy Carter.

When it comes to hotel rooms, to set the mood right, Jay Z needs a not-too-cold, not-too-hot, but just right temperature of 71 degrees in the room. And to go with the seductive temperature, Mr. Carter needs three $80 Mayan tuberose-scented candles, and not a cent less. In terms of staff etiquette, Jay has two major no-nos: no vacuuming near his room (it might disturb his creative flow) and don't ask for concert tickets if you want to "avoid embarrassment." Kanye, on the other hand, is a real fan of geometry and demands that all hotel vases be cylindrical. Despite his camel-toned Yeezy collection, the rapper will only dry off with black towels. And in the mornings, his requires fibers from only Kashi's Go Lean cereal, followed by flossing with a minty floss. Kanye doesn't have a formal staff etiquette policy, but it's probably because he expects no one to speak to him. The only interaction he probably needs with the staff is when they bring him a Genelecs 1031a speaker, a model which was discontinued over a decade ago.

For beverages, Jay Z keeps it simple on the alcoholic tip. All he needs in this life of sin is Ace of Spades champagne. Kanye has a grocery list though. He needs thirteen bottles of an assortment of alcohol including three bottles of Paradis Hennessy, which comes to a whopping total of $3,200.

When it comes to the kids, things get a little less bizarre and more endearing. Kanye has no requests for Nori. Not sure if that's because she gets a room of her own, or because Kim handles baby duty. But Jay Z expects only the best for Blue. The smallest Carter will not step foot into any room until those corners are padded, sharp edges are sanded, electrical outlets covered, and statues and breakable objects are out of sight. And Blue may be too young to get her own choice of liquor but the three-year-old only drinks organic, whole milk.

From the geometrical shapes to the candle-lit rooms, would you say these two have the diva gene or are these all low on the request totem pole?

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'Selena: The Series' Is Headed To Netflix

It's been more than 20 years since Selena Quintanilla's senseless death, but the singer's fans and family have done their part to keep her memory and legacy alive. With the hope of introducing the Grammy-award winner to a new generation, Netflix has ordered a Selena series to live on the streaming platform.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Quintanilla family will produce what is being described as a coming of age story for the model, actress and fashion designer. It's unclear how many episodes will be in the series and if it'll be 30 minutes or an hour.

"Selena will always have a lasting place in music history and we feel great responsibility to do justice to her memory. With this series, viewers will finally get the full history of Selena, our family, and the impact she has had on all of our lives, Selena's sister Suzette Quintanilla said in a statement. "We are excited to partner with Campanario and Netflix to give fans a never-before-seen glimpse at our story and highlight why Selena will remain a legend for generations to come."

Selena began her musical career in the 1980s often performing at festivals in her hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas. She quickly rose to fame and earned a Grammy in 1994 for best Mexican/American album, becoming the first female Tejano singer to do so.

In 1995, Selena was shot and killed by Yolanda Saldivar who managed her fan club after it had been discovered she was embezzling money. Saldivar was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. The singer's life then made it to the big screen in 1997, with Jennifer Lopez starring in the principal role.

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P. Diddy Weighs In On All This "King Of R&B" Talk

Atlanta singer-songwriter Jacquees had the Internet in shambles over the weekend when he declared himself the king of R&B for this generation. The Cash Money artist did earn praise for his debut album 4275, but many felt the boast was premature at best. Tyrese, Tank, Eric Bellinger, and Usher all responded with who they think the true king of rhythm and blues is, but for the rest of the Internet, they pulled up for the laughs.

Sean P.Diddy Combs has maintained a relatively low profile since Kim Porter's death, however on Tuesday (Dec. 11), Diddy interjected to offer a bit of perspective on what it takes to be a king, and more specifically, a king of rhythm and blues.

"Heard we talking about some king sh*t and y'all know I usually mind my business, but R&B is the foundation of my life," Diddy began. "And to be a king, that's some other sh*t. The word king is too loosely thrown around.  Now, I understand the concept that we are all kings, I understand that....but cats giveaway the king thing too early."

Just to backtrack, Mr. Combs has produced some of the 90s most beloved tracks and has earned the right to offer his two cents. Diddy then explained the R&B is also about feeling, not just lyrical small talk.

"Let's get to the topic of R&B: we talking about rhythm and blues, we talking about sharing your soul, and making love through your music. We're talking about adoring a woman. Not just putting it down or talking about how you just want to smash her, I'm talking about adoring her. So in order to be the king of R&B you first gotta start making some R&B, you have to be vulnerable, you have to be speaking about love, you have to be able to affect women in a positive way and your ass has to be able to sing."

In the video, it appears as if Mr. Combs is about to sign off as he's grown tired of the long talk only for him to remember that in order to be the king, you have to be number one and if you're the king of R&B a number one record is...expected.

"Man, and then you have to write a number one record. You've gotta have a whole bunch, a whole bunch of number one records," he concluded.

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— Diddy (@Diddy) December 11, 2018

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50 Cent, T.I. And Lil Duval Are Advocating For Cardi B To Take Offset Back

Offset and Cardi B's impending divorce has gained a lot of attention, especially with the two making a very public spectacle of their relationship by changing song lyrics boasting about their expiring nuptials. Leaving a lot of space for public opinion, 50 Cent, Lil Duval, and T.I. have weighed in on their split.

Attempting to coerce the mother-of-one into staying with the 26-year-old, Power's 50 Cent seemingly hopped in the "Bodak Yellow" emcee's comment section, begging her to take the "Bad And Bougie" rapper back.

Lil Duval also left his two cents on Twitter with a follow-up post Instagram. "Life is too short to be leaving ni**as just because they cheated," he wrote. The "Smile" artist playfully tagged the 25-year-old in his next moment of offering unsolicited advice.

T.I. wrote in agreement with comedians comments tagging the "Money" musician in his comment beneath the same Baller Alert repost. Though the brotherhood expressed during Offsets hour in need is surprisingly supportive, Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, known profession by her stage name seems to have made up her mind.

Recently the five-time Grammy Award nominee had to defend her marital status after headlines swirled around claiming her divorce was a sham. “I wouldn’t put my family in a bad name for no f**king publicity, ‘cause at the end of the day, ten years from now, my daughter, she’s gonna be looking at these type of things and she’s gonna be asking me about these type of things,” Almanzar said.

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