Shoot your shot kid.
Ezekiel Elliot is showing that closes mouth don’t get feed. Taylor Swift is in Columbus, Ohio, this Thursday and Friday for concerts at Nationwide Arena. The star running back, knowing she would be in his town, decided to ask out the pop superstar via twitter.
Elliot even gave Swift the place he had in mind.
The pop star hasn’t respond…….yet. The reigning National Champion Buckeyes will take on the Northern Iowa Huskers this Saturday. Assume that Swift has an open invitation to the game.
the Next Friday comedian get caught out there by his wife fishing for side pieces on Twitter
If we’ve learned one thing from using Twitter it’s that there’s an art to sliding into someone’s DMs. As some men talk themselves in the direct messages of beautiful women, comedian Mike Epps is crashing and burning.
Mike Epps, who is married and has four children, was caught by his wife trying to get a female follower to take their conversation to direct messages. Needless to say Mechelle Epps was having none of it.
The 44-year-old comedian and actor initiated a public conversation with a woman named @CeciCitra, asking why she chose to leave Instagram.
“Not anymore. Wasn’t getting the likes I deserve,” the woman responded.
Mike Epps then tried to get @CeciCitra to take their conversation to his direct messages. Mechelle Epps jumped in the conversation with the lurking eyes emoji and shut her husband’s virtual flirting down.
About an hour after Mechelle Epps put her famous husband on blast, @CeciCitra posted a screenshot of Mike Epps’ profile stating she was blocked. Along with the photo, she tweeted, “I. Am. Weak.”
Once Twitter caught wind of the embarrassing predicament Mike Epps was in, they roasted him accordingly.
As promotional purposes for the movie Southpaw, Eminem stopped by on Sway yesterday and did an 8 minute freestyle and he didn’t bring his chill button with him. He rapped about topics that ranged from Donald Trump to Bill Cosby. He then announced on Twitter that he will be hosting a Q&A answering the best 12 questions that are Southpaw related.
Eminem serves as the executive producer for the Southpaw soundtrack. Both the soundtrack and movie drops today.
You can find Ebbony on Twitter, @miss2bees.
Much of the talk in the past week or so was the revelation of Troy Ave‘s initial numbers for his latest album Major Without A Deal. Releasing the project on Friday June 5th, the proper first week sales totaled out to roughly 4,500 units, along with 30 physical copies. Troy Ave publicly clarified the numbers, stating that this is actually a total of the first 3 days, considering it was released on a Friday. Furthermore, he noted that by creating the album, and handling his own promo, all with his own funds, he keeps the lions share of the profits, making him more of a return independently than that of a major artist.
Fellow Brooklyn native Joey Bada$$ chimed in on Twitter earlier today, highlighting his first week sales figure for his recent album B4. Da. $$, while also staking the claim as the #1 independent artist in Hip-Hop. An obvious jab at Troy Ave.
For his part, Troy Ave did not take the jab lying down, as he quickly retorted on his Twitter, giving light to all of the resources that Jozi F. Badmon had for his release, including a partnership with Sony Red/Cinematic Records.
C’mon fellas, spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way. – @Rocko_CNK
Earlier today, Katy Perry sent out a tweet thanking her fans for getting her “Dark Horse” video to 1 billion views. Well, it was all good until Katy posted *heads back to the trap house* at the end of the tweet, which didn’t sit very well with Azealia Banks, and prompted the “212” rapper to reply back to Ms. Perry.
The controversial Harlem rapper has been very vocal about her disdain of cultural appropriation, or as she calls it, “cultural smudging.” She visited popular Hip-Hop station Hot 97 and spoke openly about her issues with Iggy Azalea, and other artists of Caucasian descent who she feels inappropriately use black culture to their advantage. Banks has since erased the tweet where she publicly addressed Perry, but do you feel feel like Katy Perry went too far?
-Victoria B. (@unabashedlytori)
The internet is attacking Slate…and for good reason
Slate Magazine is catching heat on Twitter today because of the following tweet, which, in an effort to begin a discussion on LBGTQ issues, prompts Twitter users to “#AskAHomo.”
Naturally, this exercise didn’t go over too well on Twitter.
They raise valid points. It’s great that Slate wanted to raise awareness and engagement on some oft-overlooked issues, but next time, be a little more sensitive with the hashtag.
Let the games begin
Just a few minutes ago, Apple unveiled its new music streaming and radio services, Apple Music and Beats Radio 1, to the masses at the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference. After Apple execs Tim Cook and Jimmy Iovine introduced the services, Drake took the stage to talk a little bit about why the new Connect feature, which will be a part of Apple Music, is reminiscent of how he and his band of OVO brothers overtook the Toronto music scene and eventually the rap game, beginning in 2008.
The conference concluded with a live performance by The Weeknd, who premiered his new single, “I Can’t Feel My Face,” and a rundown of when Apple Music will be available to the masses: June 30th. Just after that announcement, Spotify’s CEO, Daniel Ek, wasted zero time making sure his feelings were indirectly felt on Twitter.
Here’s the tweet from the snapshot.
Pretty petty, huh? Wait until Jay Z gets in the mix.
‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett took to Twitter to air out billionaire Donald Trump
While many Americans watched in horror as the city of Baltimore was burning, Donald Trump decided to go to Twitter to bash President Obama for not helping out during the riots.
While many of Trump’s followers responded to the tweet, one celebrity stood out and had no problem giving Trump a piece of his mind. Empire star Jussie Smollett, took to twitter and pretty much laid the billionaire out.
– Ballah-moni Kollie (@Gottadream87)
photo credit: huffingtonpost.com
Jay Z offers perspective on Tidal’s early struggles
Last week was a rough one for Tidal. Several media outlets pointed to the fact that the Swedish streaming service–purchased by Jay Z in January, and re-launched with the help of several high profile superstars in March–was “failing,” and had dropped out of the Apple App Store 750, while other services like Spotify, Beats Music and Pandora experienced surges.
Despite the marquee roll-out, the Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Beyonce and Kanye West co-signs, the exclusive content, and even the teasing of a joint Jay Z and Beyonce album exclusive to Tidal, the buzz was not translating to tangible growth.
Today, Jay Z took to Twitter–“Jay Z took to Twitter” is something rarely said more than 3 times in a year, so you know this is serious business–to remind people that the new Tidal is still very much a young company, and just like anything new, it needs time to grow. Probably the most salient point made, was the fact that while Spotify is experiencing astronomical amounts of monetary growth right now, it “took 9 years” to be successful.
It’s all very interesting, but Jay Z using his scarcely used personal Twitter account to speak out about Tidal says two things: he’s heard the rumors, but he’s ready for battle.