Nicki Minaj and her ex-boyfriend Meek Mill feud over Twitter, Nicki claimed serious domestic violence
According to The Shade Room, the 32-year-old “Going Bad” rapper posted a picture on Instagram of Nicki and her husband Kenneth Petty, poking fun at the way he was dressed.
Once Nicki “stepped into the shade room” and saw Meek’s post, she tweeted a picture of the rapper on his phone and wrote, “Trigger fingers turn to #TwitterFingers badly built face a– obsessed with the Queen.”
— YIKES (@NICKIMINAJ) February 5, 2020
She followed that by writing that Meek has been “tweeting bout my man for a year now. Talking bout he went to my page to see him but was blocked […] Move on.”
Nigga been tweeting bout my man for a year now. Talking bout he went to my page to see him but he was blocked. My nigga, move on. I know ya btch embarrassed. Shitted yaself in that store when u got pressed tho. 🤡
— YIKES (@NICKIMINAJ) February 5, 2020
Nicki also cited the recent encounter in Los Angeles, Calif. where Nicki and her husband were recorded getting into a screaming match at a store with Meek.
Before making the same claims on Twitter, the 37-year-old “Good Form” rapper took to Instagram to call Meek a “clown” and she also wrote, “#TwitterFingers beat women, scared of men.”
On Twitter, Nicki was more specific about the claims she had made on Instagram in regards to accusing Meek of domestic violence.
“You beat your own sister and taped it. Spit on her & taped it. Kicked me in front of your mother and sent her to the hospital,” Nicki wrote. “Sucking drake d–k made u feel tough again. Move on.”
You beat your own sister and taped it. Spit on her & taped it. Kicked me in front your mother and sent her to the hospital. Sucking drake dick made u feel tough again. Move on.
— YIKES (@NICKIMINAJ) February 5, 2020
Meek responded to her claims by tweeting, “The only way you can try to kill my career is to say I beat women … talk about ya brother convicted of rape and you been knew and paid for his lawyer … ya little brother touched that lil girl too! You know I know … you want me to crash with ya boyfriend and I won’t.”
The only way you can try to kill my career is to say I beat women … talk about ya brother convicted of rape and you been knew and paid for his lawyer … ya little brother touched that lil girl too! You know I know … you want me to crash with ya boyfriend and I won’t
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) February 5, 2020
Nicki’s older brother Jelani Maraj was sentenced for predatory sexual assault in January and sentenced 25 years to life in prison. Nicki’s brother was found guilty of predatory assault after being charged with raping an 11-year-old girl at his Long Island, New York, home in November 2017.
In response to the claims about her older brother, Nicki tweeted, “Imagine talking about an alleged rape of a child to hurt someone who wasn’t involved just so ppl can dislike me. You can never stand on your own. You won’t tell ppl the mother is on tape asking me for $20 million to make the charge go away tho. U was around. U know. See u soon.”
However, many followers of the “Super Bass” rapper criticized her choice of words.
One follower wrote, “‘alleged’ when your brother is in prison?
Nicki please.” Another follower replied, “IT WASNT ALLEGED! Your brother was just convicted to twenty years despite YOUR HANDWRITTEN LETTER CALLING HIM YOUR HERO!.”
IT WASNT ALLEGED! Your brother was just convicted to twenty years despite YOUR HANDWRITTEN LETTER CALLING HIM YOUR HERO!🤮
— QUE PERRA LA CARDI‼️👠 fan account (@iamcardie) February 5, 2020
Besides the occasional retweets from other Twitter accounts weighing in on her and Meek’s feud, that was the last tweet Nicki has sent.
She did, however, retweet a tweet that read, “MEEK IS TRYING TO DEFLECT FROM THE ABUSE TO TALKING ABOUT HER BROTHER…. ABUSER 101 – Make the victim look bad. Deny/Deflect.”
MEEK IS TRYING TO DEFLECT FROM THE ABUSE TO TALKING ABOUT HER BROTHER…. ABUSER 101 – Make the victim look bad. Deny/Deflect.
— Youtube: The Newman Sister ♡🇯🇲 (@ShyLovesMinaj) February 5, 2020
On the other hand, Meek continued to tweet on the matter. “You sad you willing to crash your man because you losing now and everybody in the industry know you a bad person! You been knew your brother was raping that little girl that’s why I got away from you!,” Meek wrote after Nicki’s most recent tweet.
You sad you willing to crash your man because you losing now and everybody in the industry know you a bad person! You been knew your brother was raping that little girl that’s why I got away from you!
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) February 5, 2020
The “All Eyes On You” rapper that Nicki “picked a great time” to accuse him of domestic violence. He continued, “you full of hate and the whole industry know you full of hate… and ya bag getting low so you wanna destroy me.”
For clarification I don’t hit women and I won’t let my interviews be filled with question about her or any situation to do with her when I come out to do press for my new album! No devils tricks
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) February 5, 2020
Meek also tweeted that he can’t believe “industry people let these people survive this long in the game knowing they really nasty people and have a nasty upbringing,” referring to Nicki.
He added, “Everybody really know what’s going on! I’m powerful I’m never scared to speak up!”
Lastly, Meek wanted to set the record straight that he doesn’t “hit women” and “won’t let my interviews be filled with questions about her or any situation to do with her when I come out to do press for my new album! No devils tricks.”
Before he sent his last tweet, Meek also confirmed in a now-deleted tweet that his partner is “pregnant watching me tweet about my ex is very clownish… Imma exit.”
(This story has taken from E! and not edited except the headline)
Menswear look back as they share lost single from new box-set: “My proudest achievement? Getting away with it”
At the height of Britpop, Menswear seemed to be its ultimate band. They hyped themselves into the press before they even formed, blagging their way into a signing frenzy and £750,000 record deal, promptly becoming the first band ever to play on Top Of The Pops before releasing any music.
‘Daydreamer’ became an instant classic, Pulp loved them and Menswear’s 1995 album ‘Nuisance’ lived up to the hype. But the inevitable backlash saw the band lost in a blizzard of drugs and in-fighting. All the while, singer Johnny Dean was battling undiagnosed mental health issues.
Radically different country-rock second album ‘¡Hay Tiempo!’ was only released in Japan and Menswear ended in 1998. Johnny was able to find calm when he was eventually diagnosed as autistic in 2008. Guitarists Chris Gentry and Simon White now manage Phoenix, The Lemon Twigs and Hudson Mohawke together, while drummer Matt Everitt is the familiar voice of music news on BBC 6 Music.
As Menswear’s brilliant crash-and-burn career is collected in new 4CD boxset ‘The Menswear Collection’ and they share the lost single ‘Wait For The Sun’, Johnny tells NME of the “endemic darkness” at Britpop’s heart and his pride at Menswear’s none-more-punk spirit.
How does it feel to see Menswear’s career collected in a boxset?
Johnny: “Strange, as I wouldn’t have put the words ‘Menswear’ and ‘boxset’ together. But I’m happy about it, because it’ll surprise people how much music we actually recorded. I thought all those demos for ‘¡Hay Tiempo!’ were lost in an attic in Camden somewhere, but London Records had kept them all, even though they belonged to us.”
‘¡Hay Tiempo!’ is finally being released as part of the boxset. How do you feel about the album now?
“It’s a really good record that people should hear, but you can hear how lost we were. We were a punk/indie band, suddenly making five-minute acid-tinged country-rock pieces. It was career suicide. We recorded it up the road from The Charlatans and Tim Burgess said it was like we’d jumped from our first album to our fourth. At the time, I thought that was great, but it’ll lose you not just your record company but a load of fans too.”
How much pressure did you feel once you signed to London Records for £750,000?
“Everything happened far too easily for us. The three songs on our demo are very strong – if I’d been in A&R, I’d have signed us. But that pressure didn’t help us develop. London expected us to be the next Blur straight away, forgetting Blur needed to make ‘Leisure’ before they got to ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’.
You became the first act to ever be on Top Of The Pops before you’d even released any music…
“I’m proud of that, it was such a major moment. We did our first single ‘I’ll Manage Somehow’ and loads of people phoned the BBC to complain, because I threw the mic stand into the audience at the end in my excitement. If anyone reading this has still got it, I’d love to have that stand back.”
What’s your proudest achievement with Menswear?
“Getting away with it. What we did was incredible. We basically walked out of the audience onto the stage and made a go of it. And, for a few years, it worked. Then we tried to get too serious and it fell apart. There’s the warning for young bands: don’t take it too seriously.”
How do you feel about Britpop now?
“All Britpop was, was indie bands – and a lot of them had nothing in common with each other. Matt once accurately said ‘You’re not Britpop until you’ve denied being Britpop’. The term horrified us. Everyone looks at it as this laddish notion of having a beer on your head and watching the football, when one of the few common threads in the bands at the start was going to art school. That quickly mutated into this horrible laddism, where girls were only seen as cool if they behaved like boys – the ladette phenomenon. It was totally out of order, but people didn’t think twice about it then. It was a very white, male scene. Garage, trip-hop, dance music, they all sold far more singles than the guitar bands did. From the beginning, I sensed it was dodgy that the black music being made wasn’t being recognised. There were a lot of problems, but at the same time it was exciting for young kids outside of the major cities and I do get that.
When did it start to go wrong for Menswear?
“Not taking so many drugs would have helped. At 22, I was the oldest when Menswear started – Chris was just 17. I felt responsible for everybody, but I was off my tits most of the time and permanently confused. I was diagnosed with autism 12 years ago, and it didn’t help matters that nobody knew it then. That would have obviously made a massive difference to me then, but I don’t think it would have made any difference to Menswear.
“One of my biggest regrets is that was Matt was forced out after ‘Nuisance’. The wheels fell off very quickly after he left. Matt was always the sensible one, and it was the first sign to the record company that we were beginning to lose it, which I agree with. Matt left due to differences in personality with other band members. ‘Being Brave’ had just gone Top 10 and, in the middle of that, you do whatever you can to keep it going. Looking back, it would have been funny if we’d split up then, as we’d have done what the Manics always said they’d do: make one record and piss off.”
How hard was it to get over the split and try to find normality after such intensity?
“It was massively hard for all of us. By the end, every other band stood as far away from us as possible, because we were out of control and everyone else collectively went, ‘We don’t want to see this happening’. We pissed everyone off with our exuberance. Pulp had been encouraging at the start, but they had their own problems by then, as did so many bands – they fell into the darkness that was endemic to that whole scene. For me, it was a hell of a journey from thinking I was absolutely loopy to finally being diagnosed with autism and getting some kind of closure. For so long, I’d felt I didn’t belong on this planet.”
What made you briefly revive Menswear with a totally new line-up in 2013?
“Oh God! I was manipulated into something I wasn’t comfortable with by people who were being opportunistic. I thought it’d be fun, but it looked weird, as I’m not that same person.”
Could Menswear ever properly reform?
“I can’t see it happening. Everyone else has proper jobs. Simon is great at planning ahead and Chris was incredible at networking, so it’s not a surprise they’re managers. Matt’s job in music news is perfect for him, as he was always the one aiming for the quote that’d end up in big letters. Stuart was a builder before the band, and he now runs a building company, playing trumpet in a brass band. We’re all friends again, we’re all happy in relationships. But that first Menswear album was about sounding like a teenage meltdown. It looks very different doing that in your ’40s.”
Menswear’s new single ‘Wait For The Sun’ from ‘¡Hay Tiempo!’ is out now. ‘Nuisance’ is reissued on vinyl for Record Store Day on October 24. ‘The Menswear Collection’ 4CD boxset is released on October 23.
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Jay-Z and Roc Nation take out full-page newspaper adverts dedicated to George Floyd
Jay-Z and his entertainment company Roc Nation have taken out full-page adverts in newspapers across the US dedicated to the memory of George Floyd.
Earlier this week the rapper joined the growing list of notable names from across the worlds of music and entertainment to publicly call for justice for Floyd, who died while in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. Former police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
In his statement on Monday (June 1), Jay-Z called upon Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison “to do the right thing and prosecute all those responsible for the murder of George Floyd to the fullest extent of the law.”
Yesterday (June 2) saw Jay-Z and Roc Nation’s philanthropic arm Team Roc take out full-page adverts dedicated to Floyd’s memory, with the ‘In dedication to George Floyd’ piece being printed in such US newspapers as The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Philadelphia Enquirer.
— Team Roc (@teamroc) June 2, 2020
The ad contains a powerful quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. which the civil rights leader made during an address in Selma, Alabama in March 1965.
“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right,” the King quote reads. “A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.
“So we’re going to stand up amid horses. We’re going to stand up right here, amid the billy-clubs. We’re going to stand up right here amid police dogs, if they have them. We’re going to stand up amid tear gas!
“We’re going to stand up amid anything they can muster up, letting the world know that we are determined to be free!”
As well as Jay-Z, the ad was signed by such organisations as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Women’s Global Initiative and Van Jones’ Reform Alliance. The parents of Botham Jean, DJ Henry and Antwon Rose II, all of whom were unarmed black men who were killed by police officers, also signed.
CNN cites a Jay-Z representative who says that more newspaper adverts will follow in US papers today (June 3).
Listen to Clara Amfo’s powerful message on racism, mental health and blackness in culture
BBC Radio One DJ Clara Amfo delivered a powerful speech on her radio show yesterday (June 2) dealing with racism, mental health, blackness in culture and the death of George Floyd.
Floyd, 46, died in Minneapolis last Monday (May 25) following an altercation with police officers. Floyd, who was African-American, was killed when a white police officer appeared to kneel on his neck as he lay on the ground during an arrest. Former police officer Derek Chauvin has since been sacked and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
With protests calling for racial equality taking place across the world and millions taking part in a ‘blackout’ on social media, Amfo delivered an impassioned opening to her BBC Radio One show yesterday explaining how the death of Floyd had left her distraught and unable to attend work the previous day.
“Now, before I get into it, I just want to say that I am fully aware that we are in the middle of this devastating pandemic and I am fully aware that I am not a medical professional or a frontline worker,” she told her listeners. “I am just a woman who does a radio show, but my job is very public-facing so I want to talk to you.
“Now, if you have small children or would rather not hear what I’m about to say, because I am going to discuss race and violence, please check out something else on the BBC Sounds app for the next few minutes. If not, then I really welcome you to stay with me.”
“You cannot enjoy the rhythm and ignore the blues”
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) June 2, 2020
“Now as you know at Radio One, we talk a lot about mental health, and mine was in a really bad way yesterday. In fact, it has been for the past few days in particular in relation to the death of George Floyd.
“George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died whilst being held under arrest. Now I didn’t have the mental strength to face you guys yesterday. To ask, ‘Hi, how was your weekend?’ like I usually do with my happy intention, because I know that my weekend was terrible. I was sat on my sofa crying, angry, confused, and also knowing, stuck at the news of yet another brutalised black body.”
She continued: “Knowing how the world enjoys blackness and seeing what happened to George, we black people get the feeling that people want our culture but they do not want us. In other words, you want my talent but you don’t want me. There is a false idea that racism, and in this case anti-blackness, is just name-calling and physical violence when it’s so much more insidious than that.”
“One of my favourite thinkers is a woman called Amanda Seales and I feel it deeply when she says this: ‘You cannot enjoy the rhythm and ignore the blues.’ And I say that with my chest.”
After encouraging listeners to tune in to shows by Annie Mac (dedicated to black artists who have enriched the musical landscape) and Seanie B and Ace (who discussed their experiences as black men in the UK), Amfo concluded: “I want to say to our black listeners that I hope you feel seen and heard today.
“And to those of you that have already, let me know that you are doing the work to be committed to doing better – I see you, so let’s do this. Let’s all be anti-racist.”
Many names from the world of music have spoken out to call for justice for Floyd, as well as for an end to systemic racism in all forms.
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