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Funk Flex Once Again Attacks Cardi B With Ongoing Ghostwriting Rumors

Hot 97's Funkmaster Flex goes after Cardi  B once again over ghostwriting allegations.

Hot 97’s longtime late-night DJ, Funkmaster Flex continues his ongoing tirade against rappers who use ghostwriters by taking another shot at Cardi B’s lyrical credibility. Flex went live on his Instagram account Monday (April 16) attempting to air out the “Bodak Yellow” rapper for allegedly not writing her own lyrics. “I don’t want this to sound mean, but Cardi I keep it a buck,” he says. “For you Cardi fans, I don’t care what her opinion is about anything when you don’t write your sh*t. I don’t care, I don’t.” He then added, "Cardi's consistently getting somebody else to write her sh*t."

The rant went on with, "I can't stand rappers who don't write they sh*t! What did we learn today boys and girls? Write your own sh*t! And when your sh*t gets funny, don't go on the gram and turn your comments off, [and] don't fire your management as soon as you get to the right place!"

This was not the first time Funk Flex had gone after Cardi B over allegedly using ghostwriters. Starting in December after “Bodak Yellow” was nominated for a Grammy, he made some thinly veiled tweets aimed at her after she addressed older rappers heavily critiquing the new generations. The smoke picked back up again this month after he used Cardi B and her ghostwriting accusations as a device to attack Nicki Minaj. On his Twitter account, he wrote, “Just because Cardi got a ghostwriter don’t mean I wanna listen to Nicki! It’s time for new female rappers that write!”

Despite constant rumors of her using ghostwriters and “stealing songs,” Cardi B has consistently stated in various interviews that she has penned her own lyrics. While it is documented that she wrote certain records with (credited) longtime collaborator Jordan Thorpe (a.k.a. Fontaine) for records like “Be Careful” and “Bodak Yellow,” she is credited on all records as a writer.

Flex, on the other hand, has yet to publicly provide any proof or sources regarding these accusations despite the Bronx superstar being credited on her records. Considering his well-documented history of misogyny, it is hard to tell how much of his gripe with Cardi (and Nicki, for that matter) is based on lyrics alone versus her being a woman. In comparison to his shots against male rappers for ghostwriting and their lack of quality music, it appears as if he has gone after women harshly (and longer) than any of their peers.

Watch Funk Flex’s full IG live rant below.

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Travis Scott Announces Netflix Documentary 'Look Mom I Can Fly'

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The Houston-native is not stopping just yet. He took to his Instagram on Thursday (Aug. 22) to announce a nostalgic release of his upcoming Netflix documentary Look Mom I Can Fly.

 

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GOT SOMETHING U MIGHT WANNA SEE IT. . !!!MEET ME HERE NETFLIX AND NO. CHILL 11200 Northwest Freeway, Suite 300 Houston, TX 77092

A post shared by flame (@travisscott) on Aug 22, 2019 at 3:35pm PDT

The rapper popped up at a used video store in Houston's Central Northwest neighborhood with radio station KBXX 97.9 The Box to autograph his version of the throwback VHS tapes.

THE LEGEND. @trvisXX 🚀🚀 #LookMomICanFly pic.twitter.com/m94OKk8yzx

— KBXX 97.9 The Box (@979TheBox) August 23, 2019

Back cover of @trvisXX’s Netflix documentary. Looks like we’re getting tour footage, founding of the label and some FATHERHOOD footage as well! #LookMomICanFly #LMICF pic.twitter.com/GCMIN9hmY6

— KBXX 97.9 The Box (@979TheBox) August 22, 2019

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Never before seen footage, his early moments as a father, and his entrepreneurial journey with his Catcus Jack label will be highlighted in the film.

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A Musical Inspired By 'Soul Train' Could Be Headed To Broadway

A musical inspired by the 1970s classic black television program, Soul Train, is on the radar for a Broadway debut. Host and creator, Don Cornelius, debuted the highlights of black music and culture.  The syndicated program ran from 1971- 2006, featuring guests like Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, and more.

The New York Times reports that a creative team of three of the most influential black women in the modern-day theater world will be the core of production. Kamilah Forbes, executive producer for the Apollo Theater, will sit as director, Camille A. Brown (Choir Boy) will choreograph, and Dominique Morisseau (Ain't Too Proud) sits as the writer for the script.

Questlove posted on his Twitter with the news.

Soul Train’s A Comin.... https://t.co/TMiYoxib0A

— A New Love: Questlove (@questlove) August 19, 2019

He will sit alongside Tony Cornelius, Don Cornelius' son, as executive producer.

Known for it's famous "Soul Train" line, the musical will center the in-studio performers. "I thought it would be so interesting to tell the story of the dancers and Don, in connection and in contrast and in contradiction and in conflict with each other," Morisseau said.

The playwright also will infuse the different "origins of dance culture and the black experience."

Don Cornelius stepped down as the host in 1993. He later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 2012 in his Los Angeles home. He was 75.

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SZA Reveals Sophomore Album Is On the Way

2017 was a monumental year for R&B artist SZA. The sultry and soulful singer dropped her album Ctrl, garnering the most Grammy Award nominations for a female artist in 2018.

In an interview on Kerwin Frost Talks, "The Weekend" songstress alluded that her next studio album is coming "soon as f**k." "Everybody I f**k with and respect never had an issue on sophomore albums. People who make real music, no bullsh*t, have never struggled with a sophomore album," she said. "It is a little bit to dance in your brain like 'What do people want from me?' And then you just gotta make sh*t that feels good."

Following an MTV Video Music Award, a BET Award for Best New Artist, a Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Female Artist, two Soul Train Music Awards, and three NAACP Image Awards, her highly-anticipated project is coming from a place that she compares to cognitive dissonance. The New Jersey native is inspired by the sounds of Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, Björk, and Wu-Tang Clan.

With no official release date announced, fans can only wonder if they will have all of the feels that her debut album successfully achieved.

Watch the full interview below.

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