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Ashanti And Ja Rule Collaborative Album In The Works

It's a new day for Ashanti and Ja Rule.

Maybe The Carters' Everything Is Love was some form of inspiration for Ja Rule and Ashanti because of the Murder Inc cohorts revealed they have an album on the way.

While speaking with Entertainment Tonight at the 2018 BET Awards on Sunday (June 24), the "Rain on Me" singer revealed that she and Ja Rule have been pondering a collaborative project.

"Listen, me and Rule, it's so funny because we've been talking about that for so long, but I think now he's like, 'OK, now it's time to do it,'" she said.

Ashanti added that Ja has moved around his daily schedule to clock in studio hours with her.

"So we're going to carve out the time and make it happen," she added.

The last time Ashanti and Ja Rule collaborated was on "Helpless," a song from The Hamilton Mixtape, but the two first linked back in 2011 for Rule's "Always on Time" and later recorded hits "Mesmerize," "Wonderful" and "Down 4 U."

READ MORE: Ja Rule And 50 Cent Are Still Feuding…In 2018

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Cardi B Defends "Twerk" Video Against Conservative

Cardi B teamed up with the City Girls for their sexy "Twerk" video, in which the Miami and Bronx women twerked along the beautiful beaches with other buxom black and brown babes.

Some loved the videos, others not so much. One naysayer conservative Washington, D.C. video columnist took to Twitter to challenge Cardi b and other liberal women on how the provocative video will help during the #MeToo movement.

In the Era of #meToo how exactly does this empower women? Leftists, @iamcardib , feel free to chime in. THX .. pic.twitter.com/59fyDxrYAz

— Stephanie Hamill (@STEPHMHAMILL) January 21, 2019

Cardi B saw the tweet and responded to Hamill directly telling the former Trump national diversity coalition advisor that what a woman wears has no bearing on how much respect she should be given.

"It says to women that I can wear and not wear whatever I want. do whatever I want and that NO still means," the "I Like It" rapper tweeted. "So Stephanie chime in..If I twerk and be half naked does that mean I deserve to get raped and molested? I want to know what a conservative woman like you thinks."

It says to women that I can wear and not wear what ever I want. do w.e I want and that NO still means NO. So Stephanie chime in..If I twerk and be half naked does that mean I deserve to get raped and molested ? I want to know what a conservative woman like you thinks 🤔 https://t.co/8UBQQzO6jK

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 22, 2019

Cardi B has been making ground in the political arena after commenting on the U.S. partial shutdown. However, since then the "Bodak Yellow" artist admits she's received negativity ever since. She insists she's not trying to change anyone's political preferrance.

All these conservatives been harassing me and telling me the most disgusting things these past few days.Listen I’m not telling ya to turn liberal all I’m saying is to admit that your president is fuckin up this country right now! Liberal or conservative we ALL suffer as citizens.

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 22, 2019

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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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