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Wale Aims To Kick-Off 'The Shine Tour' For Spring 2017

Wale's fifth studio album Shine, is still without a release date for the coming weeks.

Wale's fifth studio album, Shine is still without a release date, but the Washington, D.C. native announced Tuesday (Mar. 7) that he's going back on tour for the month of May, Billboard reports. The 32-year-old rapper is beginning his trek in Atlanta (May 5), before wrapping up his last show in Boston, Mass. Folarin started off 2017 with a stacked schedule, specifically following the releases of the Lil Wayne-assisted "Running Back," and his most recent collaboration with G-Eazy, right in time for "Fashion Week."

Pre-sale tickets for the "Shine Tour" go on sale Thursday (Mar. 9), with the rest of the tickets available to the general public at 10 a.m. on Friday (Mar. 10). Check out the dates below to see if The Album About Nothing artist is coming to a city near you.

May 5: Atlanta, Georgia -  The Tabernacle
May 6: Raleigh, North Carolina - The Ritz
May 9: Houston, Texas - House of Blues
May 11: Scottsdale, Arizona - Livewire
May 12: Los Angeles, California - The Novo
May 13: San Francisco, California - The Fillmore
May 16: Denver, Colorado - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
May 18: Chicago, Illinois - House of Blues
May 19: Milwaukee, Wisconsin - The Rave
May 20: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Skyway Theatre
May 22: Detroit, Michigan - St. Andrew’s Hall
May 24: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania @ Stage AE
May 25: New York, New York @ Irving Plaza
May 26: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Theatre of Living Arts
May 27: Boston, Massachusetts @ House of Blues

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Nipsey Hussle Involved In L.A. Brawl After Being Mistaken For O.T. Genasis

Nipsey Hussle had a pretty eventful weekend. The rapper was reportedly involved in a brawl outside of a nightclub in West Hollywood on Sunday (Dec. 9). The only problem is, Nipsey wasn't the target; O.T. Genasis was.

The Victory Lap artist was reportedly outside of his girlfriend Lauren London's birthday bash at Nightingale's when the incident occurred. According to TMZ, several men approached Nipsey and his crew in the parking lot. A couple of them reportedly swung on the rapper before security was called to break up the situation.

While the brawl seemed random, but it apparently stemmed from an earlier interaction with O.T. Genasis. Earlier that night, the "Everybody Mad" rapper was reportedly spotted punching a man outside of the nightclub before chopping it up with Nipsey Hussle. TMZ reports that the unidentified man and friends were looking to even the score with O.T. Genasis and got mixed up because both him and Nipsey were wearing plaid shirts on the night of the incident. While it has not been confirmed, the situation looks like a typical case of mistaken identity.

Despite the drama, Nipsey seemed pretty unbothered when TMZ caught up with him outside of LAX. "That's life. We don't give that s**t no attention," Nipsey said about the altercation. "We workin' on music at this point. Do I got any bruises, any scratches? We workin' bro."

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Ciara Requests Mediation With Future Over Son's Travel Schedule

Ciara has had enough of the back and forth with her ex Future over their son's travel schedule. Now, she's requesting help from the family court. The singer is reportedly asking the judge to force Future into mediation with her so they can hash out a travel schedule for their four-year-old, Future Jr.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Future has been a flake when it comes to keeping up with his visits with his son. He's allegedly missed scheduled visits and has frequently left baby Future with his mother or grandmother without spending time with him. The "Level Up" artist also noted that the constant traveling has been taxing on her son. So, she wants to figure out a schedule for his own wellbeing.

Ciara's legal team alleges that they attempted to straighten out a schedule without help from a judge, but were unsuccessful. If a judge will not grant a mandatory mediation, Ciara is requesting to settle the matter in a trial hearing.

Ciara and Future have had a very tumultuous relationship throughout the years. The former couple have been in and out of the courts regarding custody and child support. Hopefully, they will reach some middle ground in the new year.

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Vic Mensa Apologized To XXXTentacion's Mother Over BET Freestyle Diss

Vic Mensa sparked controversy earlier this year after he took jabs at XXXTentacion's abusive past during a freestyle at the 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Many criticized the timing of his diss, saying he shouldn't have said it while X's mother was in attendance to accept her son's award. While Vic stated that he doesn't regret his comments, he admitted that he did apologize to X's mom.

"I actually reached out to his mother personally,” the rapper said during an appearance on radio's "The Breakfast Club" on Monday (Dec. 10). "I apologized to her because I didn’t know she would be in attendance… I wouldn’t walk back any of my statements because what I said, I meant. And some more truth came to light not long after."

He also mentioned that although his timing was inappropriate, his talking points were important and necessary. "At the end of the day, I do think that the conversation that I was trying to bring up and that I did bring up is a super necessary conversation," he continued. "Maybe the way of going about it was not the best for the time, but I think the conversation is one that had to be had – talking about violence against women and misogyny in hip-hop, but particularly violence against women. I had a lot of people on the low reach out to me and thank me for that."

As previously mentioned, XXXTentacion was accused of physically abusing his then-pregnant, ex-girlfriend. Vic's freestyle included the lines: "Only time you bear arms is in a wife beater, loser/Your favorite rapper is an abuser." Weeks after the viral diss, audio obtained by Pitchfork, revealed the rapper admitting to committing physical harm against her and others.

Check out Vic Mensa full interview above.

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