140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (June 20 - 26)
This week was wild. We got to hear new albums by Miguel, Vince Staples, King Los and Tyga, great new tapes from Boogie and Tory Lanez, and some true heat in the form of singles from Future, Meek Mil and The Game. What's more, we got the stacked tracklists for Meek's Dreams Worth More Than Money and Migos' YRN Tha Album, and quite a few crazy news stories to boot. As always, things were popping on on Twitter, too. Read on to get a selection of the craziest, funniest and/or most noteworthy tweets of the week.
Tyga & Crew Fight With Club Owner Following Short Performance
Tyga surprised fans with the release of his Gold Album exclusively through Spotify-- there's no iTunes available as of yet and no physical copies either. It's definitely a different way of doing things. The rapper, who expressed frustrations with his label in the past, still links up with Lil Wayne on the LP, but says on twitter that the album is "all independent."
The Top 10 Beefs Of 2015 (So Far)
Last year, we examined the ever-changing definition of "beef" in hip hop, observing how inter-artist disputes have increasingly unfolded online and perhaps become more petty since the term was coined in the '90s. That's held true in 2015, as we've seen more than a few Twitter or Instagram-based disputes play out in the year's first six months.
Stream Tyga's "The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty"
Tyga submits his answer to the Jay-Z's The Black Album and Game's The R.E.D. Album: The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty.
Who Had The Better Verse: Chris Brown Vs. Tyga ("Fan Of A Fan 2" Edition)
It’s always a joyous occasion when Chris Brown and Tyga link up. The two party boys aren't here to strain your mind necessarily, rather, they're here to ensure you have a good time with easy-listening, pop-leaning music. When they first teamed up back in 2010 with their mixtape Fan of a Fan, we were unsure what to expect. After managing to deliver a strong project laced with infectious party starters, the two friends decided to re-up for their sophomore endeavor Fan of a Fan 2.
Tyga Allegedly Owes "Make It Nasty" Video Model $25,000
Tyga's "Make It Nasty" video produced many lawsuits from the women who starred in it, and one of the models, Allison Brown, claims she still hasn't been paid her settlement in full.
Rumors Say Kylie Jenner Is Working On Album With Tyga
There are reports rumors circulating today that Kylie Jenner is working on a "secret" album with the assistance of not-so-secret boyfriend Tyga. The fact that Kylie is attempting a singing career is more than likely true-- in the past she's showed off her vocal chops on Snapchat with Pia Mia after apparently hitting the studio, and she's also been taking vocal lessons. Thus, it's really not too far off that Tyga would be helping the process. Whether or not Kylie can actually sing, remains to be seen.
Tyga Allegedly Racked Up $10,000 In Fines For Excessive Parties
The Calabasas adventures of Tyga continue today, with more house trouble rearing its head. It's been an extremely slow news day here, as you can tell, so no need to shout it out in the comments. We are aware.
Street Artist Posts Neighborhood Watch Signs With Tyga's Face On Them
Tyga had to know that he'd cause a stir by dating one of the most high-profile 17-year-olds in the country. He's already faced scorn from his ex, Blac Chyna, as well as Amber Rose and various OVO members, and now he's being publicly shamed for his relationship by California street artist.
Blac Chyna Reportedly Asking For Full Custody Of Her & Tyga's Son
Yesterday, we saw Blac Chyna's mother enter the fray that's been ongoing between her, Tyga and the Kardashian clan ever since T-Raww ditched her and began dating Kylie Jenner. Today, it's reported that Chyna's echoing her mother's belief that Jenner and the rapper are unfit parents.
Tyga & Blac Chyna's Mom Go At It On Instagram
Even when we leave out the fact that Tyga and Kylie Jenner's relationship is borderline illegal, this whole thing is a mess. Combined with the whole Amber Rose/Kardashian feud, T-Raww's new relationship has obviously affected Blac Chyna, the mother of his son, and now her mother's joined the fray.
Tyga Brings Underage Kylie Jenner To An 18+ Concert
This past Saturday, Tyga performed a show at Cal State Fullerton, and despite the fact that it was an 18-and-up show and organizers told T-Raww that the 17-year-old Kylie Jenner couldn't attend, her brought her along anyway. The show was the university's annual Spring Concert, and beforehand, the college specifically requested that he not bring his girlfriend, but that didn't seem to matter to T-Raww.
Tyga Blasts TMZ For "Fabricated" Story
"Hanging out" with a Jenner has its perks when it comes to publicity, but it also means being a constant target of gossip blogs. Tyga has found himself in that position recently, and judging by his comments on Twitter today, he's pretty fed up with it.
Tyga Reportedly Owes Ex-Landlord Over $120K
A month ago, a man handed Tyga a summons after posing as a fan at Tyga's LA Gear sneaker launch party in Hollywood. TMZ caught the incredibly awkward footage of Tyga getting served (see below), but, originally, we didn't know why the rapper was wanted in court.
Tyga Got A Kylie Jenner Tattoo
Tyga has done as much to confirm his relationship with Kylie Jenner as he has to deny it. When asked straight up if the two are dating, he'll generally dodge the question and maintain that the two are "just friends". However, loving Instagram posts have made that claim hard to believe, and his new tattoo is his biggest proclamation yet.
Blac Chyna Puts Alleged Text Messages From Tyga On Blast
The other day, Blac Chyna trolled Kylie Jenner by taking a selfie with a pair of massive lips. The confusing love triangle between Chyna, Kylie and Tyga continues today with Chyna screenshotting texts from "King's Father" (that would be Tyga) on her Instagram.
Blac Chyna Throws Shade At Kylie Jenner
Although Kylie Jenner and Tyga have yet to really let us see any public displays of affection, it's become common knowledge that the two are boo'd up thanks to Kanye West's Breakfast Club interview and T-Raww's not-so-subtle Instagram posts of Kylizzle.
10 Raunchiest Rap Music Videos Of All Time
In the world of rap, “raunchy music video” is almost always code for “ass-shaking fiesta.” Thus, when narrowing down this list from 30+ videos to 10, I was forced to take multiple criteria into consideration. Is the song any good? Was it popular?
#TaxDay: 10 Rappers Who've Had Tax Trouble
Blame it on self-employment, shady labels or a simple lack of knowledge about this country's impenetrable tax system-- rappers have historically had problems with unpaid taxes. Time and time again, we've seen stories of various artists in the game getting hit with either a tax lien or tax evasion charges from the IRS and owing the government a ton of their hard-earned money. As today's tax day, we're listing all of the rappers who've been popped for tax problems in recent memory. If we forgot any big ones, let us know.