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One Stripper Who Drake Tried To Retire During HAW Speaks Out About Rapper's Controlling Nature

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During Drake's Houston Appreciation Weekend, the rapper held a special "jersey retirement" ceremony for three popular strippers in the game: Lira "Galore" Mercer, Miracle Watts, and Maliah Michel. Many fans who attended the mock ceremony found the stunt comical, sharing photos and videos on social media. The three women targeted however, didn't find the gesture quite as funny. Following an overflow of media coverage, Maliah Michel unleashed a series of tweets, exposing how controlling and mean the "Fake Love" rapper allegedly was to her in the past.

It started with a post on Instagram,  in which Michel shared a flyer for one of her most recent appearance at a nightclub in Hollywood, indicating that she was not throwing in the towel on her dancing aspirations just yet. "Contrary to ‘social media news’ no man can retire me. I’m shaking this azz into a wheel chair. Maliah will retire Maliah," she wrote.

Contrary to "social media news" no man can retire me. I'm shaking this azz into a wheel chair. Maliah will retire Maliah #MaliahMondays

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Things only continued to get more twisted as she switched to Twitter to elaborate on her experience being an exotic dancer and Drake's unsuccessful attempt to get her to stop.  "I will be 34 in December. Do you know how good it feels to be able to walk in The club with girls 10 years plus younger than me and still be that b***h? Y’all say what you want or think what you want., but I call that blessed," she explained. "Y’all don’t know that n***a been trying to make me stop dancing. Always putting me down about it. Always telling me I’m not better than anyone else in the club selling ass instead of dancing. But n*gga can’t stay out the club."

There's no secret that Drake may have an obsession with the strip club and "saving" women from that lifestyle. It's often been publicized in the media and in his music. But Michel's claims imply their is a darker side. "My only regret is ever trying to explain how much I love dancing and thinking so highly of him," she continued. "I let his opinion of me mold my opinion of myself. F**k that and f**k you if you got a problem."

Michel also explained how she tried to defend herself and convince the rapper that she was making the best choices for her, but he allegedly shunned her. "I said Beyoncé wears the same kind of stuff I wear. This n***a got mad and told me not to compare myself to Beyoncé. No matter how light I tried to make things. Just always mean and hurtful. But whatever I’m done," she added.

While this situation is turning out to be another case of "he said, she said," it has been confirmed that the two do know each other. His relationship with Michel has been well-document in his music, including the shout out on his 2010 track, "Miss Me," featuring Lil Wayne.

Check out Maliah Michel's tweets here.

 

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YG Hints At Follow-Up Song To "F**k Donald Trump"

Since Donald Trump's inauguration two years ago, YG has been a staunch opposer of No. 45. The Compton native has amplified his stance through public statements to recording his disdain on the 2016 single "FDT" which stands for "F**k Donald Trump."

Now, on Jan. 15, the Still Krazy rapper took to Twitter to alert the masses that the "FDT" follow-up is on the way. The message, which went viral with over 20,000 retweets, ignited a wave of excitement within fans. Although YG released another part of the song featuring G-Eazy and Macklemore, details are still a little murky as to the exact type of content or format his rumored melody will entail.

When the original "FDT" was released, YG claimed the Secret Service contacted his record label, Def Jam, to review more lyrical content on his album. In an interview with Rolling Stone, YG said, "The Secret Service started calling in about the song when it got released. The song didn’t release through Def Jam; we just leaked it. So then, weeks passed. I’m turning in my album and the song was. … It’s goin’ crazy. I saw that and I’m like, 'Damn. I need to put this on the album.' We had to censor damn near a big part of the song. But I did it because the record was important. I’m like, 'Man, this sh*t got to be on the album. F**k it.”

"FDT" was eventually turned into a national tour with the proceeds benefiting victims of police brutality. "Like, we was just trying to really make the tour mean something real besides the 'F**k Trump' thing, because I don't want nobody to think I'm just trying to do this to capitalize off what's going on and his name," he said. "It's like nah, like I'm really out here for the people. And I'm gonna show y'all in so many different ways."

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Lil Wayne And Childish Gambino To Headline 2019 Broccoli City Festival

The  Broccoli City Music Festival lineup has been announced, and the roster is pretty epic. Lil Wayne and Childish Gambino will reportedly headline the one-day music concert alongside a number of stellar hip-hop acts.

Teyana Taylor, Ella Mai, 6lack, Lil Baby, Gunna, Wizkid, City Girls, and YBN Cordae will also be performing at the event in Washington D.C. State of the Culture personality Scottie Beam and media personality Rodney Rikai will reportedly host the outdoor festival.

"Our top priority is making sure that as we continue to grow and evolve, we remain accessible to our community,” Broccoli City founder Brandon McEachern said in a statement to Billboard.

This is the perfect timing for the festival's headliners. Lil Wayne will likely perform his 2018 album Tha Carter V. Gambino is expected to be dropping his final studio album under his current stage name, and this concert will likely serve as one of his final performances before he moves on to another chapter.

As usual, the festival will also include a series of events, including the BroccoliCon, which will consist of a two-day conference featuring prominent leaders in the urban community, and a 5K run and fitness festival.

The 2019 Broccoli City Festival will go down on Apr. 27. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. EST through BCFestival.com.

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Soulja Boy Claims He Had Migos' "Versace" Beat Before Them

Soulja Boy stopped by The Breakfast Club on Wednesday (Jan. 16), where he set the record straight about his place in hip-hop history. According to Soulja, he doesn't get enough credit for being the Godfather of hip-hop and putting artists like Migos and Drake on.

During the interview, Soulja revealed that he actually had the beat to the Migos' breakout hit "Versace" before they did. "The Migos, that beat, ‘Versace,’ that was my beat. Zaytoven gave us the same beat," he stated. "That’s how me and Migos met.

He claimed that he used that beat for his song "Teach Me How to Swag Part II," which is reportedly on YouTube. "I called them n***as and I was like, 'yo n***a that’s my beat. What’s up with y’all n***as.'" he continued. "Oh my bad bruh, you know how Zaytoven do. He send every rapper in the game the same beat.' 'And I was like okay, you know what? We got to make some music together. We got cool off that. That was 2012, n***a. I knew the Migos before Drake did."

Charlamagne followed Soulja Boy's revelation by suggesting the rapper was the "Godfather of hip-hop," to which Soulja agreed. "On God I am. That's facts," he insisted.

Soulja Boy's latest comments come after the rapper shaded the industry for not giving him credit for influencing the game. During The Breakfast Club interview, the rapper also explained why he had the biggest comeback of 2018.

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