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May 2017

Ariana Grande Lands In Florida Day After Explosion At Manchester, UK, Concert

Leave it to the paparazzi to get the shot even if it’s slightly inappropriate to.

But because of them, we now know Ariana Grande safely landed in her home state of Florida on Tuesday, the day after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at Grande’s concert in Manchester, UK.

The 23-year-old singer met her boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, at the foot of the private plane’s exit steps. She had landed in Boca Raton, about a half an hour away from where she grew up in Coconut Creek.


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Grande meeting her boyfriend, Mac Miller, on Tuesday (photo via People)

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Grande has suspended the rest of her tour, reports CNN, as she, understandably, takes time off to recoup.

After the explosion, she sent out a short but heartfelt statement on Twitter.

“Broken,” she tweeted. “From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words.”

The last song she sang at Monday’s concert was “One Last Time,” which now has a whole new — and sad — meaning to Grande fans. The lyrics of the chorus are:

So one last time
I need to be the one who takes you home
One more time
I promise after that, I’ll let you go
Baby, I don’t care if you got her in your heart
All I really care is you wake up in my arms
One last time
I need to be the one who takes you home

Watch her perform the song minutes before the explosion:

Lil Uzi Vert Fan Threatens To “Shoot Up” School If The Rapper Doesn’t Drop Another Album

Gun violence is a scary fact of life in the United States of America, and an ever increasing fear. And that’s for good reasons.

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Lil Uzi Vert (source: Tulsa World)

One recent example: a fan of Lil Uzi Vert threatened to draw his weapon if the rapper didn’t drop a new album.

A CBS affiliate in Florida reported that an unnamed 16-year-old high school student went on Facebook and demanded the rapper release the sequel to his album Luv Is Rage. 

“Drop luv is rage 2 before I shoot up my school,” the student wrote.

Someone even commented on this student’s post, “I would not be surprised if you were suspended because of this comment.”

Police then showed up at the teen’s home to arrest him. After searching his home, they found two guns in a lockbox, but the key was missing. So the owners had to pry open the box to prove the guns were still there. Fortunately, police didn’t take this Facebook post lightly because the student could have been serious.

The student was suspended from school and arrested on charges of making false reports of hoax/threats to do violence with a firearm to a school.

Lil Uzi Vert — “Do What I Want”

Classic Album Cover: America Eats in Young…Still

Classic Album Cover: America Eats in Young…Still
In 2017, we are still in the trenches and foxholes of the war that America wages on its people, a bit more high tech battle than the warring strategies of 1972, but a war nonetheless. In 1972, Funkadelic, the brainchild of George Clinton, the first funkateer on the Planet Earth, released their fourth studio album, America Eats Its Young, debuting a fresh cover art concept unlike few before it. The 1960’s and 1970’s were a time of upheaval and unrest. There were riots going on, just like the riots we have witnessed and suffered recently in cities across the nation. Racial tensions and class conflicts were boiling over into the streets of the United States with blood and fire. Funkadelic captured this social uproar in the cover design of their LP and its signature protest concerto. It is so cliché to quote the adage, but so necessary and apropos for this essay, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” In the case of America Eats Its Young, the cover art is worth a thousand stories. Funkadelic became known for their graphic designs more than any other group of the funk era. Their graphic images told stories that were relevant then and arguably more relevant now. The most famous of their album covers were created by Pedro Bell, artist extraordinaire, who brought us unique caricatures of people, places and things that make us think and consider, ponder and wonder, and change our minds.
America Eats Its Young cover design by graphic designer Paul Weldon, depicts the Statue of Liberty, draped in the American flag, eyes gorging blood, eating babies with a United States dollar bill as the back drop. If the standard 12 inch square front cover image is not enough to pause you, the original LP was released as a gatefold cover, opening up and spreading out into an oversized greenback, encasing 2 vinyl discs. Yes. America Eats Its Young was a double LP, 14 songs of haunting, chanting, funky, psycho rock soul that serves as the soundtrack for a celestial riot, a cosmic revolution taking place on the streets of the Milky Way, the Milky Way of our minds. America Eats Its Young is an outer space odyssey of earthly social, political, and cultural proportions. Mixtape Cover Kings pays homage to the artistic gifts of Parliament Funkadelic and their unmatched ability to conceptualize their creativity to elevate and empower the people. Mixtape Cover Kings carries on the tradition of artistic passion and power, making your mixtape covers a monument that pays tribute to the legacy of our musical forebears. Salute

Funkadelic – America Eats Its Young (2xLP – Red/Green Vinyl)


With promises to pay fan’s tuition, is Nicki Minaj going to be the next Fyre Festival?

Regardless of what you think of Nicki Minaj, she’s encouraging good grades and generosity. She recently promised to pay some of her Twitter followers’ college tuition.

Nicki Minaj (photo via Getty)

Over the weekend, a fan sarcastically asked Minaj to pay his school costs in response to her Twitter brag that she could afford to fly almost anybody anywhere.

“Well you wanna pay for my tuition?” @cjbydesign tweeted to Minaj.

Minaj came back with a shocking reply, possibly setting herself up to be the next Fyre Festival.

“Show me straight A’s that I can verify w/ur school and I’ll pay it,” she said, adding that she was “dead serious.”

A few dozens fans took advantage of this offer, posting screenshots of their grades. The hip-hop/pop star with an estimated net worth of $70 million, according to IBT, responded to a few of those fans throughout Saturday night and also promised to pay for books and student loans. She turned it into an impromptu contest — you could call it the Nicki Minaj Twitter Scholarship Award.

“Ok u guys. It’s been fun,” she tweeted at 1:07 a.m., marking the end of the contest. “Let me make those payments tmrw then see if I have any money left.”

The question is: will she come through with these high-stakes promises? We’re talking millions of dollars she’s apparently willing to shell out for the financial equivalent of luxury islands. Will she, like Ja Rule and Billy McFarland, spend all the money set aside for her undertaking and then face ridicule from the public?

Surely, Twitter will tell us pretty soon. To keep tabs on this, follow Nicki Minaj here, and follow Mixtape Cover King while you’re at it.

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