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SPOTTED: Omari Hardwick On The Set Of “Power” In Miami

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“Power” will soon be gracing our television screens with the brand new second season, coming in 2015. Peep a few spoiler pics of lead star Omar Hardwick and his co-star Lela Loren (who plays his love interest Angela) on the set in Miami inside….

 

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One of our fave new drama series is gearing up to return to STARZ for the brand new second season. And we have a few spoiler pics of lead star Omar Hardwick as he portrays the NYC drug kingpin and nightclub owner “Ghost” in 50 Cent's original scripted series, "Power".

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The sexy star was spotted on the beach in Miami as he filmed scenes for the upcoming season alongside his co-star Lela Loren, who plays Ghost's mistress Angela Valdez.

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You'll recall in the finale episode, Ghost decided to open another Truth nightclub. As he tries to escape from all of the madness that’s going on in NYC, he makes a drastic decision to move to Miami. And he brings his mistress along (who up and leaves NYC to be with her love) to help with the nightclub launch.

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Looks like Ghost and Angela are still "on" as the new season starts. No word on the official premiere date of the 2nd season, but we can expect to see how Ghost juggles his life in New York and his new life in Miami coming in 2015. Who's excited?

Photos: Pacific Coast News

INTERVIEWS: Azealia Banks BURSTS Into Tears DISHING On Cultural Smudging, Calls T.I. A "Coon", EXPLAINS Why She HATES Iggy Azalea

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Azealia Banks appeared on Hot 97 this morning for her most intense interview ever. In between tears, curse words, rants and music from her latest disc, she takes on TI, Iggy Azealea, the music industry and cultural appropriation is a way most artists wouldn't dare.  More inside...

A month ago, Azealia Banks dropped one of the most brilliant albums of 2014, Broke With Expensive Taste.  Sadly, her artistry has been great overshadowed by her social media presence, where she's been cast as a bitter angry Black woman.  This morning on Hot 97, she appeared with Ebro, Peter and Laura, to reveal her truth and show who she really is.  Turns out, she is an angry Black woman - with good reason. 

During the 45min interview, Azealia takes on everything from industry politics, cultural appropriation and racism to her REAL issues with TI and Iggy Azalea.  You'll find that she's a young Black woman who's passionate about hip hip and holding onto her cultural identity.  Here are the highlights: 

On TI (15:00)
You out here trying to promote this white bitch. They got your wife on VH1 and that bitch can’t fu**in’ read. You’re a fu**in’ shoe shinin’ coon. How dare you.”

On Iggy (8:44)
“That Macklemore album wasn’t better than Drake’s record. That Iggy Azalea shit is not better than any black girl that’s rappin’ today. The Grammys are supposed to be accolades of artist excellence. Iggy Azzlea is not excellent. I have a problem when you’re trying to say that it’s hip-hop and you’re trying to put it up against black culture.”

On Iggy biting off Nicki
“Nicki Minaj over the past two, three, four years has done so much to create this social presence, like consciousness, and then here you go. She’s like Re-Up and Roman Reloaded, and here go fu**in’ Iggy like Reclassified. It’s like a cultural smudging was what I see.”

On cultural smudging
"All it says to white kids is like ‘oh yeah, you’re great, you’re amazing, you can do whatever you put your mind to. And it says to black kids, you don’t have shit, you don’t own shit, not even the shit you created for yourself. And, it makes me upset.”

On being outspoken
“Everyone’s got it all wrong. I definitely have some really strong opinions and some really strong things to say about things, but I’m never trying to force my opinion.”

On feeling shunned by the industry
“At the very fu**in’ least, ya’ll owe me the right to my fu**in’ identity. And to not exploit that shit. That’s all we’re holding onto, like hip-hop and rap. And Bill Cosby, and whatever the f**k it is. Ya’ll putting that on TV for the youth to fu**in’ see.”

 

 

 

Photos via Azealia Banks Instagram

SHOTS FIRED: ALLEGED Universal Music Worker BLASTS Nicki Minaj & Her Business Skills, Calls 'The Pinkprint' A FLOP…But Is He REAL?

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HOT tea about Nicki Minaj and her ‘Pinkprint’ album is spilling all over Twitter today. And it’s being spilled by an alleged A&R executive named Jaywan--supposedly working under Universal Music Group. Read his shock worthy tweets and deets on his “employment” inside…

 

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Meet producer Jaywan. He’s supposedly an A&R exec (according to himself and an unconfirmed press release) working under the Universal Music Group label. He has supposedly produced tracks for artists such as Young Jeezy, Jim Jones, 2 Chainz and few others, all the while running his own production company, Jaywan Inc.

Seemingly frustrated with the way things are going with Nicki Minaj’s current album, he took to Twitter to air out his frustrations about YMCMB’s First Lady and why her new album is supposeldy a FLOP! He dubbed it the “Sh*tprint”.

According to the disgruntled producer, the label effed up big time by letting Nicki have creative control over her marketing strategy this go round, which he says, will cause her not to sell as many albums. In one instance he said, “It was a ridiculous and asinine idea to give a girl with no college education the free reign to tell an entire company how to market her.” Oh?

Based on his tweets, it appears the label gave her more control on how to market her new material since, according to him, her sophomore album (Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded) flopped and the label was blamed for it. He said there won’t be a new Nicki Minaj album in a few years and we can definitely expect to see a re-release of The Pinkprint in May 2015 with 4 “bonus tracks” and a documentary.
 

Peep his tweets (read from the bottom up):

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Oh there's more....He also went in about Nicki letting her ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels executive produce her album...with NO music business experience. He tweeted:

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No love lost though. He said:

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So...who is this guy? Well...we did a little digging.  And it produced more questions than answers. 

A press release was issued in 2010 stating that Jaywan had signed a six-figure distribution deal with Universal Music Group for his Jaywan Inc. production company. In addition, it was reported that he would produce tracks for current Universal artists and serve as an A&R for future projects. We're not quite sure of the validity of this press release due to the source.

On a side note: His production company, Jaywan Inc., has been reported to the Rip Off Report for unauthorized charges earlier this year.

We called up Universal and inquired about him, but the folks there said no one worked there by that name. We were tipped off that his real name is Jason Leibowitz so we asked about "Jaywan" and Jason, but no one under either name was found in their directory. Hmm...

Some folks on Twitter claim he is not a real Universal A&R and is doing all this for attention:

 

 

 

Last year, he went on a Twitter rant about Rick Ross, Meek Mill and Trinidad James claiming that all of them were BROKE!

We reached out to Jaywan for a statement and have yet to hear back. Things that make you go hmm....

 

Photos: Nicki's IG/Jaywan's Twitter

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