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Vince Staples Discusses 'Watch Dogs 2' Collaboration, Plans To Create His Own Video Game

The Longbeach rapper teamed up with 'Watch Dogs 2' to have his GTA featured track, "Little Bit Of This" on the game's trailer.

After Ubisoft discovered that Vince Staples was a huge fan of Watchdogs' first installment, the unlikely partnership came together very easily. "When I played the first Watch Dogs, I finished it very quickly," Staples said. "It's so relatable in the fact it ties the world around us into it. It's crazy when you think about it." Now, their new joint venture led to the 23-year-old's GTA featured song, "Little Bit of This" to be featured in their latest game, Watch Dogs 2.

For Ubisoft's new feature, Watch Dogs 2 will include an online game mode, which was not available in the first edition. "There's an online mode this year, you could get on with your homies and hack some sh*t, steal some money, there is a gun if you want to use it. But the game is set to where you don't have to do anything," Staples said. "It's an open-world with a lot of side missions, you could be an Uber driver (which is his favorite feature in the game), take selfies with the Scout app, which is like a purpose Instagram. The followers you have give you control to their computers. And there's parkour tricks which is always fun."

For the Longbeach artist, his first introduction to the gaming world was EA's Medal Of Honor. "That was my sh*t on PlayStation," he said. "I think that's the best war-game ever. That sh*t would hurt your feelings bro." He still plays games like Grand Theft Auto and Battlefield as a hobby for Xbox and PlayStation.

When asked if he would be open to creating his own game one day, the Prima Donna artist divulged. "Yeah I would if I knew how, I definitely have had ideas," he said. "Just from an appreciation standpoint, a lot of things don't have a general purpose behind them [like Watchdogs 2]. I'm open to everything. I just want to have the best opportunities outside music and within music to make certain things work. I'm a big fan of not limiting yourself in the world. There's so many things we could do and learn from so why would you limit yourself."

To make the best of his influence outside of music, Staples is making a difference in the world beginning with the youth. He recently launched a YMCA program of his own this year to keep kids out of trouble. "I just want to give the kids something to do. When you get bored, you get in trouble," he said. "I just want to make sure there aren't that many kids getting in trouble."

Make sure to cop Watch Dogs 2 at all major electronic retailers when it releases, Tuesday (Nov. 15), and purchase Vince Staples' latest EP, Prima Donna, on iTunes.

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Lil Mama To Bow Wow: "I Will Slap The Sh*t Out Of You"

Her stage name may be Lil Mama, but Niatia Jessica Kirkland calmly yet assertively addressed disparaging comments made about her like an adult.

The 29-year-old Harlem native took to social media Saturday (Dec. 8) to vehemently refute Bow Wow's implications she was interested in him romantically and has been with several men in her past.

"I want to start this off just by saying you played yourself, kid," Mama said. "Bow Wow, you know, that in all the years that I've ever known you, you have never known a n****r to f**k me in a week. So to even give BT advice like 'Oh y'all gonna be f**king in a week.' you're being a clown."

Lil Mama then explained the only reason she invited Bow Wow to New York was to help provide a bit of stability, and that his insinuations she wanted anything more are false.


"I was trying to bring you around some real n****s. You want to commit suicide one day. You're going crazy here. You're going crazy there. I come from a grounded environment that I was trying to bring you to. We're doing a TV show. We're creating content. You are far from the type of man that I could see myself being with, sleeping with or anything of that nature."

Lil Mama didn't dwell on the topic too long, an ended her diatribe with a warning.

"There are so many things that I could address about this show, but I'm not going to let everything pull my attention. Y'all could believe what y'all want to believe...before we start talking about a female beating my ass or anything like that let's just be clear: I will smack the sh*t out of you. Period!

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Gabrielle Union Slammed For Kissing Newborn Daughter

Filled with that new-mommy joy, Gabrielle Union's Instagram feed has been packed with baby pictures. But a new video with her showering her daughter in kisses is receiving backlash.

Captioned "Kissing Game, She's got my heart on a string," the short video is a less than 30 seconds of the mother-daughter combo kissing on the mouth. Still, some commenters felt that Union was harming the child.


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"Kissing seems so harmless, but research suggests that you could spread oral bacteria called mutant streptococci through saliva if you have active tooth decay," said one commenter, giving an unwelcome dose of cyber parenting. "And this could increase your child's risk of tooth decay."

With hundreds of people giving unrequested advice, Union offered a response to the comments.

"Hey guys, I appreciate all the concern about kisses on the mouth and labored breathing,” the 46-year-old wrote. "I am blessed enough to have a nurse here with us while at work. Kaav is healthy and I don’t even touch her without washing and sanitizing myself and everything and everyone that comes into contact with her.”

A classy comeback, the actress stood her ground while defending her right to parent in her own way.

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50 Cent, Starz CEO Detail $150 Million Deal, 'Power' Spinoffs

50 Cent continues to flourish as a television producer as he spilled the tea to Business Insider during their Ignition conference this week on some projects he has coming in relation to his hit series Power.

In a sit-down interview, 50 along with Starz's CEO Chris Albrecht, told moderator Nathan McAlone that although he'll no longer appear on the Omari Hardwick-headed show, he'll be bringing three spin-offs from the show into on-air fruition.

One of the spin-offs will be a prequel revolving around 50's slain character Kanan. Meanwhile, all three spin-offs will be moving simultaneously, according to Albrecht.

"The prequel is my spin-off. I get the chance to come back. I'm dead," 50 said. "It's cool, though. It gives the chance to show the world where all of these characters grew in so you can see the defining moments that developed their imperfections that people are attracted to at the moment. It's exciting. It's TGE, the golden era."

Albrecht chimed in on 50's announcement, saying, "I'm happy to have them all work, but we're determined to have at least one.

"it's important because there's a lot of fans out there that want to see more of those characters and new stuff like BMF [Black Mafia Family], which is going to be amazing. Not easy, but amazing."

Black Mafia Family is another show that will be overseen by 50, about the infamous drug organization that ran rampant in the 1980s headed by Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory.

This news comes almost two months after the October announcement that 50 signed a multi-series deal with the network worth up to $150 million.

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