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The Original Version Of "Motor Sport" Featured Only Nicki Minaj & Quavo

Apparently the track was originally just a Quavo and Nicki Minaj song. 

Fans praised Cardi B for holding her own on the newly-released track, "Motor Sport," but it turns out, she was close to not being featured on the song at all. Following rumors that Cardi was a final addition, Nicki Minaj jumped on Twitter to clarify the song's timeline.

According to the pop star, the single's original version only featured Nicki and Quavo. "I was on the song w/Quavo. No one else was on it. He called & asked if I think we should put Bardi on it, I said 'ok let’s do it'. The end," she tweeted. "Migos weren’t even on it yet. Just Quavo."

It was also suggested that the Migos surprised Nicki, by springing Cardi on the song last minute and without her knowledge. The "Rake It Up" artist also addressed that speculation, scolding the trolls for their "tired" conspiracy theories. "Imagine me not knowing who on a song w/me," she continued. "Anything w/my name on it gets approved by me. It can’t even go on a streaming service w/o me hearing it & giving written approval."

Nicki concluded her message by reiterating he previous points about sexism within the music industry. "These are men in our culture who simply refuse to let it go. They don’t do this to male M.C.’s," she added. While Nicki may have been speaking generally in her tweet, she could be subliminally targeting Joe Budden, who provided his own opinions about how "Motor Sport" came about on "Everyday Struggle."

Once again, both Nicki and Cardi have been forced to put the rumors regarding a possible feud to rest. Nicki's latest statement probably won't be enough to convince people there isn't any beef. But as she said, "Motor Sport is #1 added on urban radio." So there isn't really much to complain about.

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Solange's Performance Piece 'Witness!' To Premiere In September

Solange is the composer and director of a special performance piece titled "Witness!" The piece will be performed on September 17 at Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany.

"So excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:)," she wrote on Instagram to accompany a photo of the event flyer, which features the picturesque venue. Tickets for the performance go on sale on May 31.

The Houston native is no stranger to elaborate stage productions and intricate, detail-driven performances. She's performed in places such as the Guggenheim and Marfa's Chinati Foundation, so we're sure "Witness!" will be one to remember.

Earlier this year, Solange dropped her performance slot at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, citing "major production delays" as the cause for cancellation. "She sends her sincerest apologies, and looks forward to performing at Coachella in the future," the official Coachella Twitter page read.

The performance coincides with the release of her latest studio-album, When I Get Home. Check out her announcement below.

 

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so excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:) tickets on sale friday may 31 🖤!

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YG Releases '4REAL 4REAL' Album Featuring Meek Mill, Tyga, And More

After a brief delay, YG’s fourth studio album, 4REAL 4REAL is finally here. The 14-track project arrived on Friday (May 24) and features guest appearances by Meek Mill, Tyga, Kamaiyah, DaBaby, and more.

The album's release date was initially suspended in light of Nipsey Hussle's untimely death in March 2019. YG included a song, entitled "My Last Words (Nipsey Hussle Tribute)." The track includes audio from YG's speech at Nip's memorial service.

Just hours ahead of the album's release, YG announced that he would be giving a percentage of his album sales to Nip's two children. "I’m giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album,” YG said in a recent interview on Big Boy's Neighborhood. “By the time they get 18, from me, they’re gonna have a bag sitting there.”

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YG To Give Percentage Of Album Sales To Nipsey Hussle's Children

YG is gearing up for the release of his new studio album, 4REAL 4REAL. Ahead of the album's Friday release, YG stopped by Big Boy's Neighborhood on Wednesday (May 23), where he discussed his friendship with Nipsey Hussle. He also revealed his plans to donate a percentage of his album sales to Nip's two children.

YG revealed his thoughtful plan when he was asked about the epitaph that is included on the album's cover art.  "I put that 'In Loving Memory of Nip' on the album because I'm giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album. So by the time they hit 18, from me, they gonna have a bag," YG explained. He also noted that he is considering making donations to the family for the next six albums.

Nipsey and YG have been friends since 2010. "I think we did some music the same day," YG said of their first encounter. "After that, we just kept running across each other on some L.A. shit. From that, it just started to build... He ended up being like a big brother to me," YG says. "The brand shit was the thing we talked about all the time, building a brand that's gonna [outlast] you."

4REAL 4REAL was slated to drop earlier this year but was pushed back in light of Nipsey's untimely passing. It now drops this Friday (May 24).

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