Where to begin? #raptwitter had a big day yesterday, with big stories breaking left and right. From a Foxy Brown hoax to a pseudo-Big Tymers reunion, here are your biggest hip-hop news stories of the week:
Yesterday started off with a shocking report of Foxy Brown dishing out some pretty wild allegations about Jay-Z. The story, which was posted April 19, went viral this morning. In it, the author states that Foxy Brown tells all about 28-year-old Jay-Z taking her virginity when she was only 15. Other accusations of the Jigga man leaving her with a case of gonorrhea, being a "tranny chaser" and filming a threesome home video with Brown and actor Jamie Foxx were pretty jarring to read first thing in the morning (which I did). The post even quotes Foxy referring to Beyonce as a "halitosis infected heffa." Then, as quickly as the story caught steam, it was debunked by Reggie Osse of Complex.com's The Combat Jack Show.
Foxy Brown just told me she never made those allegations about Jay Z. She asked me to tell y'all to stop. So stop.
— IG: ReggieOsse (@Combat_Jack) May 8, 2013
Just when the Danny Brown stage blowjob controversy (which I talked about last week) was about to die down, the Old & Reckless tour hit New York's Irving Plaza Tuesday night. Devon Maloney over at our affiliate, Village Voice, was on hand to witness yet another event in this tour's uncomfortable timeline. During opening act Kitty's set, Maloney describes "a throng of over-stimulated, over-privileged white boys in the crowd" maintaining a chant of "SUCK HIS DICK! SUCK HIS DICK!" This caused a lot of uproar yesterday, including fans attacking Danny Brown for not coming to her rescue. I highly recommend Maloney's article, as it is the best I've read about this whole scandal and make some very valid points. But after almost two weeks of countless op-eds about this, #raptwitter is ready to move on.
I extra don't wanna hear anyone's feelings about this Danny Brown & Kitty Pryde tour anymore.
— Craig Jenkins (@CraigSJ) May 8, 2013
In perhaps the best and most light-hearted news of the day, Gucci Mane took to Twitter to announce that Chicago's Chief Keef has joined forces with Brick Squad. The 17-year-old "Love Sosa" rapper is a great addition to Gucci's squad and will no doubt cement them as a force to reckon with this year. Good timing, considering Gucci's recent legal troubles.
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) May 8, 2013
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By far the biggest deal of the day was Birdman and Lil Wayne's reveal during a sit-down on MTV's RapFix Live that a new Big Tymers album is on the horizon. Fans were elated for about five seconds, until Sway Calloway asked whether or not Mannie Fresh would be a part of the project, and Baby answered with a resounding "No." The Cash Money Records moguls confirmed that Drake would be stepping in to replace him on the new project. Fans, bloggers and artists alike flooded Twitter with outcry that without Mannie Fresh, there is no Big Tymers. Drake's often soft and introspective style and content is miles away from the original group's aesthetic, and one has to wonder how the hell they're going to try and pull this off.
you know when you were in HS, snuck your parent's liquor, and then added water hoping they wouldn't notice? that's the new big tymers.
— thomas magnum IV (@the_blueprint) May 8, 2013
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Winning Tweet: @JasonJermaine
Pretty sure this was mentioned in Revelations. RT @karencivil: Gucci Mane just announced Chief Keef as the newest member of Bricksquad.
— Lightskinned Jesus (@JasonJermaine) May 8, 2013