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Charlamagne Tha God And Joe Budden Think Nicki Minaj Had A Trash 2017

The two also agreed Eminem put up a lot of trash points in the fourth quarter.

Charlamagne Tha God and Joe Budden got together to sip some Ciroc and discuss the dope and trash moments of 2017. The two polarizing media personalities didn't mince words (when do they ever?) and gave their honest takes on all the music and media moments that transpired.

While the two mostly agreed on the year's hottest hip-hop records (JAY Z's 4:44,  Cyhi The Prince's No Dope on Sundays and Rapsody's Laila's Wisdom) they were both unified when speaking about 2017's trash artists, which included Nicki Minaj.

"Nicki Minaj is high on the trash list. She has exhibited a lot of trash this year." Joe Budden said.

For the Power 105.1 host, Nicki's three songs "No Frauds"  featuring Drake and Lil Wayne, "Regret In Your Tears" and "Changed It" also featuring Lil Wayne is what helped her make the list.

"I can't remember the last time I've seen a superstar of Nicki's caliber put out three records at the same time, and by the way, the "No Frauds" record had the iHeart radio stimulus package, meaning you're going to play it every hour on the hour on every urban station throughout the country. She might've even been on some of the pop stations. She had Wayne and Drake on the record and that record didn't go, bruh." Charlamagne Tha God said. "She had a record with Wayne that didn't go, and she had another record-- I don't even know what the record was called--I don't know what the f*ck happened to that record."

It should be noted that it was those three songs which helped the "Motorsport" artist break Aretha Franklin's  longstanding record of having the most appearances by a female artist on the Billboard Hot 100.  Budden spoke directly into the camera and said that Nicki Minaj also spent a lot of 2017 trying to assert her superstar status.

"Now Nicki, I know you're watching this because you watch everything. I know you're sensitive and I know you think I have an issue with you. I don't have an issue with you except for you cannot post your accolades every day on Instagram for the year because if you have to continuously tell us...Barry Sanders said 'when you get to the end zone act like you've been there before.' So to your point, Charlamagne, Nicki Minaj is a superstar. You cannot have 90 million Instagram followers and put out three records and not have any of 'em catch."

Nicki Minaj wasn't the only one who caught the ire of Budden and Charlamagne. Eminem also made the cut."How could he make the top trash list when he just got here in the fourth quarter?" Joe Budden questioned.

"Your man, your guy, Shady...Eminem was trash all year long and the bad part about it he didn't come around until the fourth quarter and put up enough trash points to be All Star Trash this year. The BET freestyle cypher, I love the message. I love to see a white person using their privilege to combat prejudice but the bars were super subpar." Charlamagne said.

Not that Charlamagne or Joe Budden care about any of our opinions but, do you agree with their assessment? Was Nicki Minaj too busy trying to remind everyone of her accomplishments this year? Was Eminem's latest record really that bad? Sound off in the comments below.

 

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‘Chappelle’s Show’ Removed From Netflix At Dave Chappelle’s Request

Chappelle’s Show is no longer streaming on Netflix, at the request of Dave Chappelle. The comedian reached out to the company to ask them to remove the series, for which he received no residuals, and they quickly complied.

On Tuesday (Nov. 24), Chappelle’s posted an Instagram video from a recent stand-up show, called Unforgiven, where he further explained his reasoning for not wanting the Viacom/CBS-owned show to stream on Netflix. “[ViacomCBS] didn’t have to pay me because I signed the contract,” he explained of the sketch comedy show. “But is that right? I found out that these people were streaming my work and they never had to ask me or they never have to tell me. Perfectly legal ‘cause I signed the contract. But is that right? I didn’t think so either.

“That’s why I like working for Netflix,” he continued. “I like working for Netflix because when all those bad things happened to me, that company didn’t even exist. And when I found out they were streaming Chappelle’s Show, I was furious. How could they not– how could they not know? So you know what I did? I called them and I told them that this makes me feel bad. And you want to know what they did? They agreed that they would take it off their platform just so I could feel better.”

Episodes of Chapelle's Show had been streaming on Netflix for about a month. While the showw has been wiped from the streaming outlet, episodes remain on Comedy Central, CBS All Access, and HBO Max.

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50 Cent, Joy Bryant, Nicholas Pinnock Talk New Season Of ABC's 'For Life'

Months after its debut, ABC's For Life has returned for a new season. Based on the true story of Isaac Wright Jr., a former-inmate-turned-lawyer, the drama series' protagonist, Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock), fights for his freedom and safety in and out of the courtroom while fighting for that of his fellow inmates. As Wallace inches closer to finding substantial evidence to exonerate himself, he reconnects with his ex-wife Marie (Joy Bryant) and pregnant teenage daughter Jasmine (Tyla Harris).

"When I met with Issac, I almost couldn't believe what he was saying to me. He went to jail, became a prison rep, came back created a case law through other people's cases, and worked his way out of jail?" said Curtis "50" Cent" Jackson in a recent interview with VIBE correspondent Jazzie Belle. "You know more people that saw things not going well [in prison] and said I'll take a bad situation before I take the worst situation and cop-out because they know the system will just wash them up and that will be the end of it."

The first season of For Life essentially covers the first 9 years of Wright's experience while in jail. This season, topics like Black Lives Matter and social justice are addressed and Wallace finally reenters society. "There are 5 different Aarons I'm playing," shared British actor Nicholas Pinnock. "One is Aaron who is the prison rep. One is Aaron who is the father and husband to Marie and Jas(mine). One is Aaron with the prison warden and his relationship with her. Another one is Aaron just as an ordinary prisoner. And then you have Aaron the lawyer...and then in Season 2, we have a sixth layer. There's Aaron on the outside."

An unspoken source of strength lies in Marie who has supported and served as a "ride or die" figure in the first season. When asked about addressing those who don't agree with her prior decision to move on to Wallace's friend, Bryant pointed out her character's humanness. "Marie had to make some hard choices when Aaron was sent away. They may not be things that people agree with. 'Oh, she's with his best friend' or whatever, but she was left holding the bag, literally," she pointed out. "Things aren't always so black and white. People have to make decisions based on where they are and what they feel they need to do at the time and everyone can have whatever opinion they want."

Watch VIBE's full interview with Bryant, Pinnock, and Jackson, who also co-executive produces the show. New episodes of For Life premieres Wednesdays at 10 pm ET on ABC.

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‘Black Panther’ Sequel Will Reportedly Begin Filming In Atlanta Next Year

Filming on the highly anticipated sequel to Black Panther is set to begin next summer. Marvel Studios will start shooting the Ryan Coogler-directed sequel in July 2021, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“The series are the priority, “ a source told THR of Marvel’s film strategy going into next year. “Ramping them up takes a lot of focus. The movie machinery is well established.”

The shoot will last at least six months. Princess Shuri, the character played by Letitia Wright, who plays King T’Challa's sister Princess Shuri, could take on an expanded role given the death of Chadwick Boseman.

Narcos: Mexico actor Tenoch Huerta will reportedly join the cast, while Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett and Windsor Duke are also expected to return for the second installment of the Marvel film.

In September, Black Panther’s executive producer Victoria Alonso denied rumors that Boseman would appear in the film via CGI technology. “There's only one Chadwick, and he's not with us,” Alonso said. “Our king, unfortunately, has died in real life, not just in fiction, and we are taking a little time to see how we return to the story and what we do to honor this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, in reality.”

Boseman, 43, passed away from colon cancer in August.

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