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Cardi B On Her Pregnancy: 'I Didn’t Want To Deal With The Whole Abortion Thing'

Cardi B speaks candidly about creating her debut album and revealing her pregnancy on her terms.

Cardi B went from being a “regular, degular, shmegular girl from the Bronx” to one of entertainment's most sought after celebrities. A long list of people like Oprah, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato and Remy Ma not only love her music, but love her story. She’s shared a lot of her life publicly, including her expected bundle of joy with fiance Offset. Although it seems all of Cardi’s dreams are coming true, she reminds listeners of Power 105’s The Breakfast Club that she’s still a human being with real feelings.

The “Get Up 10” rapper let her guard down Tuesday (April 9) when the team asked about having a child right at what seems to be the height of her career.

"It’s just like no, I didn’t want to deal with the whole abortion thing. I just didn’t want to. You know what, I’m a grown woman, I’m 25 years old -- and I’m going to say this in the most humblest way -- I’m a shmillionaire. I’m prepared for this.”

Finances aside, The Bronx native also said she doesn't enjoy feeling as if every aspect of her life belongs to the public, after already being open.

“I don’t want to disappoint anybody, but I wish I had more time for me, to think for me. I didn’t like people was just harassing me. I had a whole bunch of friends calling me like ‘I can’t believe you ain’t told me, why I gotta find out on the internet.’ I was going to go to Atlantic like ‘Listen, y’all I’m going to have a baby, but I got this whole plan. This is what we’re going to be doing every week.’ I didn’t even have the chance to do that … something that was so precious and private to me I couldn’t even keep it for myself. I feel like I’ve given everybody everything they’ve ever wanted. I’ve been open, I’ve been doing videos with no makeup on looking mad crusty. Certain things y’all want from me it’s like can y’all just chill? Y’all nearly want to be my damn gynecologist, y’all want to see everything.”

But now that the cat is out of the bag, Cardi B--who still hasn't revealed the baby's gender--feels a weight off her shoulders.

“I feel free. People were going to find out anyways. My body is changing and I have so much work to do, but if I could’ve choose a different way I wouldn’t even let anybody know because I don’t want to hear people’s opinions, and I don’t want people to make me feel a blessing should be a regret. I don’t want the negative energy on my baby.”

“I just feel extremely hungry with things especially because -- I hate my mentality, I hate trying to prove people wrong -- but it’s like I have to prove people that it’s like a baby won’t stop me. Nothing’s got me before. People didn’t think that I was going to get here, so how are you going to tell me when it’s going to finish. At the end of the day it was Jesus.”

Watch the rest of Cardi B's Breakfast Club interview here.

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Bryson Tiller Announces Deluxe Edition Of ‘Trapsoul’ Debut

Update: 12:42 AM EST (Sept. 26, 2020) — Stream the deluxe installment of Trapsoul below.

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Ahead of the release of his highly anticipated new album, Bryson Tiller is giving fans another chance to fall deeper in love with Trapsoul. The Grammy-nominated singer announced that he will be releasing a deluxe version of his debut album to streaming service this Friday (Sept. 25).

The deluxe edition will feature fan favorites “Just Another Interlude” and “Self Righteous,” Tiller tweeted on Tuesday (Sept. 22). “Before we get into my new album, I wanna celebrate with this special edition of my debut album, 'Trapsoul.' Featuring a few songs that didn’t quite make the cut.”

before we get into my new album, I wanna celebrate with this special edition of my debut album, Trapsoul. Featuring a few songs that didn’t quite make the cut. Y’all asked for these on All Platforms and they’ll finally be yours this Friday. thank you! pic.twitter.com/8MJ5rC5jYB

— tiller (@brysontiller) September 23, 2020

Released in 2015, Tiller’s debut album put him on the map, and earned a Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top R&B Album. The triple platinum release, lead single “Don’t” cracked the Top 20 on the Billboard singles charts becoming his highest charting solo effort to date.

Earlier in the month, Tiller released the music video for his song “Inhale” which samples Mary J. Blige’s “Not Gon' Cry.” The end of the video reveals that Tiller’s new album will drop sometime this fall.

Watch “Inhale” below.

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Judge Sides With Nicki Minaj In Tracy Chapman Court Battle

A judge has sided with Nicki Minaj in her legal dispute with Tracy Chapman. U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips ruled that Minaj’s song “Sorry” falls under the “fair use” and not copyright infringement as Chapman claimed, Variety reports.

Minaj was reportedly unaware that her song, “Sorry,” featured lyrics and a bit of the melody from Chapman’s 1988 track, “Baby Can I Hold You” when it was recorded. She  reached out to Chapman to get permission to use the song but was ultimately turned down. Since she couldn't get legal clearance, the track never made it to the Queen album, but Chapman’s attorneys accused Minaj of leaking the track to Funkmaster Flex. Although Minaj confirmed sending Flex an Instagram message about the song, she denies actually sending it. “I had a change of heart,” she later testified. “I never sent the recording.”

Flex said that he obtained the recording from a “blogger,” not Minaj.

In her decision, Judge Phillips reportedly noted that artists tend to “experiment” with music before they attempt to get proper licensing.

“Artists usually experiment with works before seeking licenses from rights holders and rights holders typically ask to see a proposed work before approving a license,” the judge wrote. “A ruling uprooting these common practices would limit creativity and stifle innovation within the music industry.”

Despite the ruling, the question remains over whether or not Minaj should be held liable for the song being leaked. Last month, Minaj’s attorneys filed court papers requesting that Chapman’s motion for a summary judgment be denied in full.

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Big Sean Debuts ‘Deep Reverence’ Feat. Nipsey Hussle

Big Sean delivered his collaboration with Nipsey Hustle “Deep Reverence” on Monday (Aug. 24). The 32-year-old rapper decided to drop the song after  finishing up his highly anticipated Detroit 2 album due out next week.

“My heart and my gut was saying not only do people deserve that song right now,”  Sean tweeted on Tuesday (Aug. 25). “I felt like hearing nips [sic] voice, his presence and the energy of the song itself was needed and deserved it’s own moment!”

A snippet of the song debuted during Hit-Boy and Boi1da's Verzuz battle in April. Sean said that he has wanted to release the song ever since then.

“My label (a few people there, not the whole label) thought it wasn’t smart to put this song out ahead of my album, they told my team I should hold on to it...they still supported my decision in the end tho [sic],” he explained in another tweet.

The record opens with a clever and poignant verse from Nipsey. “F*ck rap I’m a street legend, block love me with a deep reverence,” he raps. “I was birthed in a C-section/Hella cops and police presence, we got opps so we keep weapons. We on y’all block while y’all eat breakfast. A lot of shots, we broke street records. Watch how you talk, I got reflexes.”

 

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Rest In Power bro! The World miss you n need to hear your voice! DEEP REVERENCE OUT NOW 🏁💙🙏🏾 Prod by. @hitboy & @g.ryomo

A post shared by BIGSEAN (@bigsean) on Aug 24, 2020 at 9:07pm PDT

On Sean’s verse, he reveals that he reached out to Kendrick Lamar after Nipsey was killed and addresses the alleged beef between him and the Compton MC. Fans also believe that he hinted at  Jhené Aiko suffering a miscarriage. “Should be a billionaire based on the time off I’m not takin,’” raps Sean. “Probably why the sh*t with me got crazy and we lost a baby.”

Detroit 2 is executive produced by Hit-Boy, Sean and Kanye West. The album drops on Sept. 4.

Listen to “Deep Reverence” below.

 

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My fifth album #Detroit2 September 4th 🌎✊🏾🌹🖤 🌟 🙏🏾

A post shared by BIGSEAN (@bigsean) on Aug 24, 2020 at 11:15am PDT

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