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'O, The Oprah Magazine' Praises Cardi B For ‘Invasion Of Privacy’ Album Release

Questions that need answers: what's Oprah's favorite song off Cardi B's debut album? 

Within Cardi B’s supporters from her family to day one fans, the Bronx lyricist has a few heavy hitters in her corner. Beyonce, Ivy Queen, Remy Ma, NORE, DJ Khaled and more have supported the 25-year-old. Now, the Grammy nominated rapper has another influencer encouraging her money moves.

Per the “Drip” artist’s Instagram, she responded to a post by Oprah Magazine that was accompanied by a sure-to-be-historic caption. “Listening to that new Cardi B album,” the statement reads under a posed photo of the mogul.

While the endorsement didn’t come straight from Oprah Winfrey’s personal account, it’s still a stamp of approval that many rappers don’t get, especially given the 64-year-old’s relationship with hip-hop. The entertainment mogul’s previous opposition was even meant with backlash from Ice Cube and Ludacris.

In 2006, the OWN leader said her issue with the widely-influential genre lied within its marginalization of women. “I am a woman who has worked very hard for my status in the world and as a human being,” she said. “…I feel rap is a form of expression, as is jazz. I’m not opposed to rap. I’m opposed to being marginalized as a woman.”

Winfrey isn’t the only figure that’s praising Cardi B’s album. Life coach Iyanla Vanzant, who has a show on Winfrey’s television network, reacted to her name-drop on the popular album.

The “Bodak Yellow” spitter’s Invasion of Privacy debut reportedly went Gold within 24 hours. It was released via Atlantic Records on Friday (Apr. 6) and features vocals from SZA, Kehlani, YG, Bad Bunny and more.

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Not Sicko Mode: Nick Cannon Says Travis Scott Isn't For The Culture

Nick Cannon takes great issue with Travis Scott performing at the Super Bowl but says for Big Boi, it's okay.

During a sitdown with TMZ's Raquel Harper, the host of Masked Singer said "I'm Kaepernick all day," but said Scott doesn't have enough "cultural equity" to perform during Super Bowl LIII halftime show.

"To me, I call it cultural equity. So we're not mad at Big Boi for performing at the Super Bowl. He's for the people," 38-year-old Cannon explained. "[For Scott] he has to walk gingerly."

Harper followed up and questioned Cannon, to which he further explained having a child with Kylie Jenner also reduced his "cultural equity."

"It's more about truly having integrity in your music and in your art form. The people you choose to interact with. The people you choose to procreate with. That decision wasn't for the culture. But we not mad at you," Cannon said.

Harper reminded Cannon he's dated a few white women in his past, to which Cannon then looked into the camera and shouted: "I love white women."

The New England Patriots will face off against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Feb. 3 for Super Bowl LIII. Maroon 5 along with Travis Scott and Big Boi are set to take the stage at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Out of respect for Colin Kaepernick, several artists declined to perform including Rihanna, Cardi B and JAY-Z who reportedly tried to talk Scott out of it.

After Scott agreed to perform, reports revealed he spoke with Kaepernick about the decision. Kaepernick's longtime girlfriend Nessa Diab took to social media to blast Scott and say it was a lie.

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Tupac's Drawing Depicting Sex With Then-Girlfriend Sells At Auction For $21,000

A wealthy man in his 60s is now the proud owner of a drawing of Tupac Shakur having sex with his then-girlfriend, which was drawn by the late-rapper while he was incarcerated in 1995.

According to TMZ, the erotic artwork sold for a grand total of $21,155.75 during the Steiner Auction. Per the report, 10 people bid on the art, which was drawn by Pac for his girlfriend Desiree Smith while serving time at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y..

The artwork also includes a hand-decorated envelope and a love letter written by the "Hail Mary" MC to his lady love. Steiner commented on the news of the NSFW artwork's auctioning via social media, with a tweet featuring three big-eyed shocked emojis. The Steiner Auction carries all sorts of memorabilia, with sports memorabilia being a huge draw for their site.

In April 2018, it was reported that the breakup letter form Tupac to former flame Madonna would be up for auction via the GottaHaveRockAndRoll auction house, in addition to other items from Tupac's personal life such as satin underwear and intimate photographs.

This sold for over $21K 😳😳😳 https://t.co/xhBvE9j5ha

— Steiner Auctions (@SteinerAuctions) January 21, 2019

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Drake And Tory Lanez To Embark On Joint European Tour

On March 10, Drake and Tory Lanez will embark on their first ever joint trek dubbed "The Assassination Vacation Tour." The Toronto natives surprised fans with the announcement on Tuesday morning (Jan. 22), a joint venture that has been years in the making since the pair were once at odds.

Manchester, U.K. will be the first stop on the 22-date tour throughout the continent. They’ll wrap up the excursion in Amsterdam on Apr. 26.

FIRST TIME EVER !!! ... @Drake & @torylanez .... Tickets on sale Friday !! pic.twitter.com/WKUAPPmEiq

— Tory Lanez (@torylanez) January 22, 2019

 

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ASSASSINATION VACATION 😈🏝 UK and EU tour tickets on sale Friday!!! Me and @torylanez w/ opening sound set by @tiffanycalver 🇬🇧 🇮🇪 🇳🇱 🇫🇷 🇧🇪

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Lanez and Drake have traded lyrically subtle jabs throughout the year. But 2018 proved to be a turning point between the two when Lanez shared that he and Drake were back on good terms during an interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe. The Memories Don't Die rapper noted that since their conversation, they have more in common than they previously thought.

“I think now that we spoke more it’s kind of like all of the things that he goes through I go through," he said. "I kind of go through probably on a way smaller scale because I’m not at that level in my career where he is, but I think there’s a lot of similarities between us as people that we probably just never thought was there before but at the end of the day it is, so that was a good moment.”

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