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Adele Givens Explains Her Feature On Kanye West And Lil Pump's "I Love It"

Kanye really dug through the archives for this.

Often praised for atypical but well-suited samples on some of his most famous tracks, Kanye West really dug through the archives for the inclusion of Queen of Comedy Adele Givens on his latest release with Lil Pump, "I Love It."

Sampling lines from a 1992 recording of Def Jam Comedy, Givens recently spoke with Billboard to explain the inspiration behind the original skit, her phone call with Kanye and filming the viral music video. Though Kanye and Givens both grew up on the west side of Chicago, the two hadn't met until they were on set of So Def Comedy back when it was on air and in Los Angeles – but Kanye was too shy to express he was a fan.

It wasn't until one of Kanye's producers called Givens to inquire about her inclusion on the song when she learned he followed her work. "[They asked me if] I’d want to recreate something I did on Def Comedy Jam" Givens told the publication. "They sent the song and I couldn’t help but laugh. Kanye later called and told me the concept of the video and it was even more creative, so I said, of course, I’d love to and that’s how it happened."

According to the actress and comedian, she knows the song is all fun and games and shouldn't be taken seriously. Turning to her husband for final approval, Givens went ahead and did the line in confidence (even though she was probably going to do it anyway).

"I vividly remember writing all of that stuff back then because I kind of wrote it with a rebellious attitude," she said. "When I got in the world of comedy...people would say to me, 'Well, you probably need to tone it down. A lady can’t be received in this way.' But I’d be damned if somebody is going to lecture me on how to be a lady, so I came up with that, 'I’m such a f**king lady line.' I had a lot of material to shock and let people know not to f**k with me. I’m a lady and I say what I want to say."

In transitioning from a west side rebel to global sensation, Givens is shocked. Never expecting to garner so much attention to the particular lines featured, the comedian is extremely happy to work with Kanye but leaves it at that.

"I don’t follow the industry like that," she admits. "I left the video and went straight to doing five shows."

Givens is currently on her LIT AF Tour with Martin Lawrence.

Check out her original skit below.

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'Selena: The Series' Is Headed To Netflix

It's been more than 20 years since Selena Quintanilla's senseless death, but the singer's fans and family have done their part to keep her memory and legacy alive. With the hope of introducing the Grammy-award winner to a new generation, Netflix has ordered a Selena series to live on the streaming platform.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Quintanilla family will produce what is being described as a coming of age story for the model, actress and fashion designer. It's unclear how many episodes will be in the series and if it'll be 30 minutes or an hour.

"Selena will always have a lasting place in music history and we feel great responsibility to do justice to her memory. With this series, viewers will finally get the full history of Selena, our family, and the impact she has had on all of our lives, Selena's sister Suzette Quintanilla said in a statement. "We are excited to partner with Campanario and Netflix to give fans a never-before-seen glimpse at our story and highlight why Selena will remain a legend for generations to come."

Selena began her musical career in the 1980s often performing at festivals in her hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas. She quickly rose to fame and earned a Grammy in 1994 for best Mexican/American album, becoming the first female Tejano singer to do so.

In 1995, Selena was shot and killed by Yolanda Saldivar who managed her fan club after it had been discovered she was embezzling money. Saldivar was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. The singer's life then made it to the big screen in 1997, with Jennifer Lopez starring in the principal role.

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P. Diddy Weighs In On All This "King Of R&B" Talk

Atlanta singer-songwriter Jacquees had the Internet in shambles over the weekend when he declared himself the king of R&B for this generation. The Cash Money artist did earn praise for his debut album 4275, but many felt the boast was premature at best. Tyrese, Tank, Eric Bellinger, and Usher all responded with who they think the true king of rhythm and blues is, but for the rest of the Internet, they pulled up for the laughs.

Sean P.Diddy Combs has maintained a relatively low profile since Kim Porter's death, however on Tuesday (Dec. 11), Diddy interjected to offer a bit of perspective on what it takes to be a king, and more specifically, a king of rhythm and blues.

"Heard we talking about some king sh*t and y'all know I usually mind my business, but R&B is the foundation of my life," Diddy began. "And to be a king, that's some other sh*t. The word king is too loosely thrown around.  Now, I understand the concept that we are all kings, I understand that....but cats giveaway the king thing too early."

Just to backtrack, Mr. Combs has produced some of the 90s most beloved tracks and has earned the right to offer his two cents. Diddy then explained the R&B is also about feeling, not just lyrical small talk.

"Let's get to the topic of R&B: we talking about rhythm and blues, we talking about sharing your soul, and making love through your music. We're talking about adoring a woman. Not just putting it down or talking about how you just want to smash her, I'm talking about adoring her. So in order to be the king of R&B you first gotta start making some R&B, you have to be vulnerable, you have to be speaking about love, you have to be able to affect women in a positive way and your ass has to be able to sing."

In the video, it appears as if Mr. Combs is about to sign off as he's grown tired of the long talk only for him to remember that in order to be the king, you have to be number one and if you're the king of R&B a number one record is...expected.

"Man, and then you have to write a number one record. You've gotta have a whole bunch, a whole bunch of number one records," he concluded.

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— Diddy (@Diddy) December 11, 2018

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Attempting to coerce the mother-of-one into staying with the 26-year-old, Power's 50 Cent seemingly hopped in the "Bodak Yellow" emcee's comment section, begging her to take the "Bad And Bougie" rapper back.

Lil Duval also left his two cents on Twitter with a follow-up post Instagram. "Life is too short to be leaving ni**as just because they cheated," he wrote. The "Smile" artist playfully tagged the 25-year-old in his next moment of offering unsolicited advice.

T.I. wrote in agreement with comedians comments tagging the "Money" musician in his comment beneath the same Baller Alert repost. Though the brotherhood expressed during Offsets hour in need is surprisingly supportive, Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, known profession by her stage name seems to have made up her mind.

Recently the five-time Grammy Award nominee had to defend her marital status after headlines swirled around claiming her divorce was a sham. “I wouldn’t put my family in a bad name for no f**king publicity, ‘cause at the end of the day, ten years from now, my daughter, she’s gonna be looking at these type of things and she’s gonna be asking me about these type of things,” Almanzar said.

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