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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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As reported by the National Football Leauge (NFL) and CBS, Gladys Knight will sing the National Anthem at the 53rd Super Bowl event. The Motown legend will usher in the final game of the season in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.

"I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta," Knight said. "The NFL recently announced their new social justice platform Inspire Change, and I am honored to be a part of its inaugural year."

In more recent years, Beyonce, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Natalie Cole, and many more have performed the anthem on this stage.

Alongside Knight, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), will have a performer and deaf activist by the name of Aaron Loggins sign the National Anthem and "America The Beautiful."

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— Gladys Knight (@MsGladysKnight) January 17, 2019

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Stream: Hulu's 'FYRE Fraud' Doc Examines The Festival That Scammed Thousands

In 2017, rumors of an exclusive festival taking place in the Bahamas took over social media. Organized by Billy McFarland and promoted by Ja Rule, the FYRE Festival was the new, cool kid on the festival block and quickly put other more seasoned festivals to shame.

But all that glitters isn't gold.

FYRE FRAUD, the new documentary streaming on Hulu, takes an intimate look at the scam that left thousands stranded on the island. Directed by Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason, the dark-comedy interviews whistleblowers, victims, and the convicted con-man himself, McFarland.

In a press release, Fraust and Nason said the goal isn't to make light of those who were scammed.

"Our aim was to set the stage for a strange journey into the moral abyss of our digital age, going beyond the meme to show an ecosystem of enablers, driven by profit and willing to look the other way, for their own gain.

"We draw on countless cultural references, on true crime tension, and on humor - but we did not intend to create a toothless comedy about the Fyre Festival. We hope this film can pierce our collective apathy and disrupt our own millennial peers, if only for an instant - to look at these stories for what they truly are, and to halt this algorithm before it devours us whole."

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They Don't Want You To Win: D.J. Khaled Joins 'Bad Boys' Sequel

D.J. Khaled knows they don't want you to win, but that hasn't stopped the producer and performer from doing just that.

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The third installment of the buddy-cop film revolves around a new specialized unit that clashes with Lowery and Burnett's old-school tactics when a new criminal threat emerges in Miami.

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