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Tory Lanez Explains What Tekashi 6ix9ine And Tupac Have In Common

Tory Lanez looks to the heightened release of Tekashi 6ix9ine's 'Dummy Boy' album and Tupac's 'Me Against The World' to draw his comparison.

In November, Tekashi 6ix9ine was imprisoned on racketeering charges. Not only is the controversial rapper facing a lengthy or possible life in prison stint if the court deems him guilty (his case goes to trial in September 2019), but the Brooklyn native will re-appear before a judge to receive an amendment to his child sex crime indictment.

During this time, the "FEFE" rapper released his debut studio album, Dummy Boy. The project enacted a wave of responses from the masses, including artists like Tory Lanez. During a discussion on Tim Westwood's program where the "Luv" rapper talked about 6ix9ine's current situation, the Toronto native noted that not only does 6ix9ine's situation remind him of Bobby Shmurda, but also Tupac.

In 1995, Tupac was imprisoned for sexual assault. The All Eyez On Me artist decided to drop his third studio album, Me Against the World, while he was behind bars. The project topped the Billboard 200 and received platinum status. This feat is where Lanez decided to make his comparison between the "Ghetto Gospel" lyricist and 6ix9ine.

"When Tupac was in jail he dropped the biggest album," Lanez said. "Not to say it was the biggest album of all fu**in time but it was a pretty big moment. It's sad he has to be locked up during it, is all I'm saying." While that statement serves as one of the grabs from Lanez's interview, he also touched on his public tete-a-tete with Joyner Lucas. The pair engaged in a couple of diss tracks over the course of a few days in November, but it has since fizzled out when Lanez claimed, "it's done."

Tekashi 6ix9ine has also compared himself to Tupac, writing on a previous Instagram post that his rise to stardom and the hate that he's encountered mimics the "California Love" rapper's own stardom. "Watch my story, a kid with a rainbow hair got under everybody skin pulling every n**gas card," he wrote. "I'm gangsta and that's that."


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Megan Thee Stallion Signs To Jay-Z's Roc Nation

Just weeks after Megan Thee Stallion was seen with Jay-Z in New York, the breakout Houston rapper has announced her affiliation with Roc Nation.

"I would like to announce that I am officially apart of the @rocnation fam," she said Friday (Sept. 13) with a photo of her and Mr. Carter. "The grind don’t stop!" The rapper has had quite the summer thanks to the release of her recent project, Fever along with monster singles "Hot Girl Summer" with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign as well as "Cash Shit" with DaBaby.

In addition to her climb to the Billboard charts (both singles made the Hot 100 chart), the rapper made a splash at New York Fashion Week with hangouts with Anna Wintour and a performance at Rihanna's Diamond Ball.

Megan sent subtle hints with her signing to Roc Nation. After all, she drives the boat with D'usse and was recently seen with Jay-Z at Puma's 5th Avenue opening in August.


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I would like to announce that I am officially apart of the @rocnation fam!!! The grind don’t stop ! #realhotgirlshit

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Felicity Huffman Sentenced To 14 Days In Prison For College Admissions Scandal

Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday afternoon (Sept. 13) to 14 days in prison, CNN reports. Judge Indira Talwani also tacked a $30,000 fine and 250 hours of community service onto Huffman's sentence. Additionally, she faces one year of supervised release.

“I am deeply ashamed of what I have done,” Huffman reportedly said to the judge. “At the end of the day I had a choice to make. I could have said 'no.'”

The 56-year-old also shared a conversation she had with her daughter concerning the college admission scandal. Huffman revealed that her daughter said, “I don’t know who you are anymore mom? Why didn’t you think I could do it on my own?” Huffman's child with actor William H. Macy has a learning disability, which prompted Huffman to engage in the scam in an effort to allot more time for her to take the SATs.

“I felt an urgency which built to a sense of panic that there was this huge obstacle in the way that needed to be fixed for my daughter’s sake,” she wrote in a previous statement. “As warped as this sounds now, I honestly began to feel that maybe I would be a bad mother if I didn’t do what Mr. Singer was suggesting.”

Huffman will report to prison in six weeks. In April 2019, the actress pled guilty to paying $15,000 to William "Rick" Singer to increase her daughter's SAT scores.

Further details for this story are pending.

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Stance Socks Celebrates 'Ready To Die' Anniversary With Sweet Chick Collaboration

Friday (Sept. 13) marks the 25th anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.'s masterpiece debut Ready To Die, and Stance sock company teamed up with hip-hop elite and friends of Biggie to celebrate the occasion.

On Thursday (Sept. 12) evening, Stance hosted a party at Nas' chicken and waffles restaurant Sweet Chick in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Guests were served cocktails and food themed after Biggie's lyrics (i.e. "escargot, my car go" and "a t-bone steak, cheese eggs"), while enjoying music spun by Statik Selektah, who unveiled a Jadakiss verse over Biggie's "Mo Money Mo Problems" that he says was from the song's original sessions. Attendees of the party included DJ Clark Kent, CJ Fly and Termanology, along with performances by Junior M.A.F.I.A. member Lil Cease and Tek of Smif-N-Wessun.

The evening also revealed a Stance and Sweet Chick "Sweet Chick Down To My Socks" collaborative sock, with a design similar to Biggie's beloved Coogi sweaters. The sock will be sold exclusively at Sweet Chick locations and online for $16.

Sept. 13 also marks a reissue of Ready To Die, with limited edition packaging, liner notes by journalist and author Kathy Iandoli, never-before-seen photos, and stories by producers Easy Mo Bee and Chucky Thompson.

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