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JAY-Z exposed for charging $250,000 for a feature



JAY-Z may not charge for a verse these days, but he used to demand a quarter-million dollars to appear on a Joe Budden remix.

Budden revealed to the “Flip Da Script” podcast that his team attempted to get JAY-Z to record a remix to his 2003 Just Blaze-produced single “Pump It Up,” but couldn’t afford his $250,000 fee.

“I don’t think it was a big number. I think that was his number,” Joe recalled. “That’s my number to rap on this new artist’s remix. It was just big in my world, but it wasn’t a big number.”

Looking back, Joe doesn’t think JAY overcharged. “That was par for the course. It was normal,” he said. “It was big to me because it was unattainable. It was outside of my budget, but the blessing was that he gave a number. If there was a way to get it, maybe this gets done. Maybe the start of your career goes different if you can find that money. But no, we didn’t have that.”

However, he was optimistic that it would still get done because of JAY-Z’s relationship with his A&R. “I’m super young in that moment. I wasn’t in the studio when they had the conversation. I knew that they had some type of relationship. It was a Just Blaze beat, and I was green behind the ears. I just thought that it would get done. I didn’t know anything about the business and how things like that are supposed to go.”

JAY-Z’s “Pump It Up” verse didn’t end up on Joe’s self-titled 2003 debut, but it ultimately appeared as a freestyle on Hov’s 2010 greatest hits album, JAY-Z: The Hits Collection, Volume One. On the beginning of the song, Jay rapped, “Gimme that beat, fool, it’s a full-time jack move,” which some took as a shot at Joe.

“It worked though. I got my remix,” said Joe, while praising Jay’s verse. “He went crazy.”

A JAY-Z feature may be unattainable for most artists these days, but if he agrees, it won’t cost you a thing. In his recent interview with Kevin Hart’s “Hart to Heart,” the hip-hop icon revealed that he no longer charges for features.

“Pretty much every song that I’m on, I’m asked to be on. I don’t ask people to be on their songs,” said Hov, who turns down most offers. “I typically try to be straight up with people. I don’t like to drag or like waste people’s time or hold them.”

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Kim Kardashian ‘fears Kanye West will never let her move’ on after Pete Davidson split



Kim Kardashian fears Kanye West will never let her move on after her split from Pete Davidson, according to reports.

The mum-of-four, 41, broke up with the former Saturday Night Live funnyman after nine months – in news which appeared to delight Ye.

In a post which was slammed by Kim’s fans, the Stronger rapper posted a fake New York Times cover on social media declaring “Skete Davidson” was “dead at 28”.

Kim is said to have been horrified by the meme and now a source claims she’s worried her ex will sabotage her future romances.

They said: “Kim’s heartbroken over her split from Pete and to have Kanye only add more upset has been a double blow.

“His bad taste made her realise that he might never let her move on with her life and be happy,” reports Closer magazine.

Pete and Kim are said to have ended their relationship due to their hectic schedules and the distance between them.

The SKIMS founder resides in California while Pete’s pad is in New York.

The comedian has also been away in Australia filming Wizards!

Then there was the issue of the couple’s 13-year age gap.

As a mum of four, Kim isn’t keen on another child while Pete is said to want to start a family, an insider told the publication.

The source added: “The more serious things got, the more Kim visualised having a fifth child. She had to let him go.

“She’s heartbroken but she’s trying to stay positive.”

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Davido reacts to his sleeping meme that has gone viral



Davido has reacted to a viral meme of him sleeping.

A photo of the singer sleeping in a car was shared with the words, “see person wey stand strong”.

This is a reference to his song “Stand Strong”.

Reacting, Davido shared the meme and wrote: “If I catch this person, na fight.”

He added: “I don dey laff for one hour straight.”

Davido reacts to his sleeping meme that has gone viral

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A$AP Rocky charged with assault over 2021 shooting



Rapper A$AP Rocky has been charged with assault for the November 2021 shooting of a former friend in Hollywood.

Prosecutors said earlier that Rocky pointed a gun at a man (since identified as Relli) during a heated conversation in Hollywood last fall. Later, Rocky allegedly fired two shots in Relli’s direction. Relli has said that he was hit with bullet fragments and suffered injuries as a result of the shooting.

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced on Monday August 15, that the rapper is facing two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm with allegations of personally using a firearm.

George said;

“Discharging a gun in a public place is a serious offense that could have ended with tragic consequences not only for the person targeted but also for innocent bystanders visiting Hollywood.

“My office conducted a thorough review of the evidence in this case and determined that the addition of a special firearm allegation was warranted.”

Rocky will be arraigned on Wednesday Augusy 17. The “Praise the Lord” artist had been taken into custody and charged with assault with a deadly weapon after arriving in LAX airport with girlfriend Rihanna in April. He was released on $550,000 bail.

Rocky previously found himself in legal hot water in 2019 when he was arrested and jailed in Sweden for a month for his involvement in a street fight with alleged “drug addicts.”

The rapper and Rihanna welcomed their first child together, a boy, on May 13. The pair started dating in 2020, and the “Umbrella” singer announced her pregnancy in January.

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