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Is that a world tour or your girl’s tour?
This is the lyric from Drake’s Back To Back that everyone keeps talking about. But I prefer this one:
I don’t wanna her about this ever again
Not even when she tell ‘em that they better as friends
You know why that’s so good? Because it was pre-emptive. Because that’s the sh-t that they always say about Drake re: Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. That they just liked him as a friend. And it’s done in that signature Drake way. Uhhhh, I don’t want to do this, ok, I feel bad doing this, son, but… OK, I’m doing this. Hit ‘em with a prenup!
But that’s always been Drake’s game. He’s always called himself soft. He went soft on the first diss track, Charged Up. Like foreplay. So when Back To Back came out the other night, it felt like a good old fashioned hard pounding, drilling you into the headboard. And while he’s always said that diss tracks weren’t his thing, well, Meek Mill accused him of using a ghostwriter.
Back To Back made Drake look GOOD. The kind of good that makes them all fall back after a sick dunk at the all-star game.
It’s taken almost a week for Meek Mill to respond. And he did, last night, with a track called Wanna Know, featuring Quentin Miller, the rapper alleged to be Drake’s ghostwriter. Click here to listen. Meek’s had time to work on this. Dayyyys. The expectations were high. He’s the hard to Drake’s soft. It was supposed to be a demolition.
Weak. Practically half the song is voice recordings from other people, including Puffy, who had his own beef with Drake but who isn’t exactly known to be the world’s most talented rapper. Puffy, as I wrote a few weeks ago, is the world’s #1 hype man. Those aren’t the punches you want to be throwing. But maybe I’m just biased. Because I’m Canadian and because I live in Toronto. Or maybe, in the end, this all benefits Meek. Because before you knew him as Nicki Minaj’s boyfriend. And now you know him as Nicki Minaj’s boyfriend who picked a fight with Drake and couldn’t back it up. So we all win.
Girl Sh-t is the Best Sh-t. Boy Sh-t is the Best Sh-t too!
Have a great weekend!
Yours in gossip,
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Taylor Swift played Boston this weekend. And during Bad Blood, a shark showed up over her left shoulder. As you know, Bad Blood is widely believed to be about Katy Perry. Full Story
Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift got into it on Twitter the other day. Click here for my analysis on the situation. And for those of you who insist that Nicki was targeting Taylor, click here for Buzzfeed’s solid case in defence of Nicki, and how she was consistent with her original message before Taylor even jumped in. Full Story
Sudden divorces, cheating scandals, award shows, girl sh-t, boy sh-t…
It’s been an ideal week in gossip so far.
Yesterday I opened with the VMAs on Miley’s announcement that she’ll be hosting, wondering about a possible Miley-Taylor Swift situation at the event. Nicki Minaj stepped in instead. The winner in all of this, of course, is MTV. That show is now basically going to be 3 hours of closely monitoring camera cutaways and reaction shots. More on the Nicki-Taylor Twitter throwdown later.
In other Taylor Swift news, Jake Gyllenhaal’s on Howard Stern today. Howard gets away with questions no one else gets away with. And I can’t imagine Howard deals well with movie star publicists giving him a list of questions and subjects he’s not allowed to ask about. Read Full Intro
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And she was rolling along so smoothly. Taylor Swift. Friend of Everyone. Protector of Artists against Apple. It was world domination. And then…a MAJOR stumble. So the MTV VMA nominations came down yesterday. As expected, the Bad Blood video led the way with 9 nominations. Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda, however, was only nominated for 2 awards, and not in the Video of the Year category. Full Story
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If you hate Taylor Swift and have been waiting to see the end of her world domination, well, today is not your day. Last week, Taylor’s management confirmed that 1989 would not be offered on Apple’s new streaming service. Taylor, currently the most influential, most powerful recording artist in the world, previously had issues with Spotify and is notably NOT on Jay Z’s Team Tidal. Full Story
Taylor Swift put together a video featuring all of her friends for Bad Blood. And you know the song is supposedly about Katy Perry. Now Madonna is …well… Kinda doing the same… WITH Katy Perry. Here’s what she posted on Instagram: Video coming soon! Just tryin to make it perfect for all of you ❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️😄❤️😓❤️😁 we are hard werking bitches! #bitchimmadonna Full Story
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Katy Perry has reportedly registered a song called 1984. That’s when she was born. But, not surprisingly, and understandably, everyone’s wondering whether or not it’s a slap-back to Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood off her smash hit album 1989. Come on. This is not a reach. We’ve been talking about how they hate each other for months. Full Story
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CFDA Awards last night in New York. Julianna Margulies wore a sheer Michael Kors to show off her black underwear which, really, is the only way to make this dress interesting because otherwise I don’t love it. The material is what bothers me, I think. The material is dress emporium, destination: mall. Full Story
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So The Good Wife, right? In case you didn’t know: the Alicia and Kalinda characters, played by Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi, used to be friends. Viewers loved the friendship, not least because it was nice to see women at work who were friends instead of rivals. Then the characters had a fight. Full Story
Fight! Boy fight! It’s been, what?, a month since Zayn Malik announced he was leaving One Direction? They said it was amicable. Oh come on. It’s never amicable. At least not at the beginning. This sh-t takes years to get over. Can you imagine if Twitter was around when Geri left the Spice Girls? Twitter is a gift at times like this. Full Story
Yesterday, a short post on Lindsay and Dina Lohan showed up on TMZ, and it involved Dina selling Lindsay’s stuff - shoes, clothes, furniture, artwork – that is being stored at Dina’s house. Basically, the Lohans have entered Judge Judy territory. If you watched the docuseries Lindsay, aka “Lindsay smokes and bitches about moving,” you’ll know that she has a lot of sh-t. Full Story
One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson and producer Naughty Boy, who’s working with Zayn Malik on some new music, got into a fight on Twitter. Louis thought Naughty Boy (do we have to call him this???) was disrespecting the band and the fans and Naughty Boy (who can take this name seriously?) was like, nah, man, you’re wrong. Full Story