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Jidenna To Trump: "You Know You Done F**ked Up, Right?"

"Every action causes an equal an opposite reaction, motherf**ker!"

Donald Trump's scorching comments about protesters choosing to kneel during the National Anthem sparked outrage from citizens, athletes and entertainers. During a rally Friday (Sept. 22) Trump called any protester not standing during the Star Spangled Banner a "son of a bitch" and wished NFL coaches and owners fired players for exercising their rights. While many took to social media over the weekend to voice their frustration with the president's comments, Jidenna seemed to find humor in the situation.

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"You know you done f**ked up, right" Jidenna said laughing. "You don't think the blackest--ass f**king sports, you don't pick the NFL and NBA. You should've picked hockey or golf. You can't start a war with people. The athletes today are wiser than ever, stronger than ever they make more money than ever, and you're going to go after us?"

Several well-known figures who have spoken out against Trump's divisive statements include Stevie Wonder, who kneeled right before his performance at New York's Global Citizen festival, LeBron James and Reggie Bush. Former Baltimore Raven Ray Lewis was seen kneeling at Sunday's London game against the Jacksonville Jaguars but many online viewed the act as disingenuous. J.Cole, who tends to stay away from social media, also took to Twitter Sunday to offer a solution for Kapernick.

Jidenna continued his rant by honoring those brave enough to kneel, and said that Trump may actually live up to his campaign slogan.

"I'm so proud of the soldiers and comrades. I'm proud of what Colin Kaepernick has done in being a trailblazer. I'm proud of what I'm hearing athletes, players and coaches are doing right now. It's remarkable," Jidenna said. "This motherf**ker is going to make America great again inadvertently, he's not even doing it on purpose. That's the byproduct, motherf**ker. It's physics. Every action causes an equal an opposite reaction, motherf**ker!"

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In a series of tweets posted on Monday night (Sept. 16), Ja Rule announced that he will re-release his entire discography. Not only will fans be re-introduced to the award-winning artist's hits but they'll also see accompanying visuals to the New York native's tracks.

Ja responded to a fan's question on "why now?" for the nostalgic liberation. "Music is timeless," he said while teasing his new album set to debut on Dec. 12.

Music is timeless... my new album 12.Twelve.XII comes out dec. 12th... https://t.co/JQka4zgeqI

— Ja Rule (@jarule) September 16, 2019

I will be rereleasing ALL of my albums as visual albums... I will be making a video for every song I’ve ever made... what songs do y’all wanna see videos for???

— Ja Rule (@jarule) September 16, 2019

Songs that already have been matched with visuals will not be a part of the discography's re-release. His roster includes: Venni Vetti Vecci (1999), Rule 3:36 (2000), Pain Is Love (2001), The Last Temptation (2002), Blood In My Eye (2003), R.U.L.E. (2004), Exodus (2005), and PIL 2 (2012). 

With more than 100 songs under his belt, Ja definitely has a task ahead. Good luck, your fans are looking forward to it!

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Stalley Announces U.S. Tour, Releases 'All So New' Single With Jansport J

Ohio rap staple Stalley has returned with news of a new nationwide tour, and new music to go along with it.

On Monday (Sept. 16), Stalley announced The Head Trip Tour, a U.S. trek with 12 dates so far and more shows to be announced. The tour begins in Chicago on Nov. 7, before touring throughout more of his midwestern stomping grounds and rocking Los Angeles before several shows on the East Coast.

Stalley also released "All So New," a single produced by Los Angeles musician Jansport J. The song is his first new release since Human, an EP he dropped earlier this year.

After entering the game with his breakthrough mixtape Lincoln Way Nights, Stalley built his own fan base and eventually signed with Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group. He has since left and gone indie, releasing his own music with guest appearances from the likes of Scarface, Nipsey Hussle, 2Chainz, Ty Dolla $ign and many more.

In a press release, Stalley said that his upcoming material is more personal than ever now that he's working without the restrictions of a label.

"With this music it’s more spiritual - it’s my story," Stalley said. "I've been getting closer to my fans lately, so I really wanted to let them in and have them be a part of my growth and transition into independence. By being independent and having total control of my career, I now have the freedom to create freely and bare my whole self to my true supporters."

Listen to "All So New" above or on your favorite streaming services, and see his tour schedule below.

 

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Rihanna Inks Publishing Deal With Sony/ATV

Rihanna continues to make our jaws drop and we just can't get enough. After two successful New York Fashion Week events with her Savage X Fenty lingerie line and her fifth annual Diamond Ball event, the world's richest female musician has signed a global deal with Sony/ATV Music publishing.

Billboard reports the announcement was made on Monday (Sept. 16), stating that the deal will cover the artist's full songwriting catalog and future projects.

Rih also made history as the first entertainer to follow Jon Platt, chairman, and CEO of Sony/ATV, after he stepped into the executive seat in April 2019. Their partnership first began in 2015 at Warner/Chappell before Platt moved to Sony/ATV, according to Variety.

"I'm proud to have known Rihanna since the beginning of her career," he said. "Music, fashion, philanthropy and a heart of gold have solidified Rihanna's position as one of the biggest icons in the world."

The Bajan-beauty has numerous musical achievements including 14 Billboard Hot 100 No.1s, nine Grammy Awards, and seven RIAA-certified multi-platinum albums. Her elite status doesn't stop there since she snagged 13 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Awards, seven MTV Video Music Awards, and the 2017 Songwriter of the Year at the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.

Her last seven albums have reached platinum status 22 times in the United States.

"It's an honor to be reunited with her at Sony/ATV," Platt said.

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