Diggy Simmons

Jun
17
Diggy, The-Dream, Elle Varner, & Nick Cannon Share Father’s Day Memories

Rev Run and Diggy Simmons

In celebration of Father’s Day, some of hip-hop and R&B’s familiar faces pay tribute to the dedicated dads. Tank, Nick Cannon, Ice-T, Bobby Brown, The-Dream, Diggy Simmons, and more reminisce with BET on their fondest memories, while showing love to their own.

The-Dream shares what makes a good Father’s Day gift, Elle Varner reveals the unfashionable item her father bought her from Costco, and 17-year-old Diggy cherishes every moment he spends with his famous father, Rev Run.

Nick Cannon, whose twins Monroe and Moroccan turned one in April, is enjoying fatherhood. “I’ve always been a family person, so just that idea of when you see them start to recognize and understand who their parents are between me and my wife, and them to take after certain traits and habits that we have, that’s the thing that’s really important to me,” he said.

Happy Father’s Day!

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May
25
J. Cole Talks Diggy Simmons, New Album, & Kendrick Lamar Joint Project

J. Cole

During a day off from the “Club Paradise” tour, J. Cole stopped by DJ Drama’s radio show. The Roc Nation rapper discussed his “beef” with Diggy Simmons, touring with Drake, Waka Flocka Flame, and Meek Mill, and playing basketball with his tourmates. Cole, who is currently working on the follow-up to his debut Cole World: The Sideline Story, provided an update on his sophomore album and shared the direction of his joint project with Kendrick Lamar. Hear him out.

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May
22
Video: Diggy Simmons – ’4 Letter Word’

Diggy Simmons

Diggy Simmons pens a love letter to his girlfriend in the Phil the God-directed video for “4 Letter Word,” the new single off his debut album Unexpected Arrival. The 17-year-old heartthrob, who was just nominated for Best New Artist at the BET Awards, falls in love with the girl next door. But their relationship is up against the odds. Her parents don’t approve and she’s about to move, so they take matters into their own hands and run away. Get swept away by their budding romance.

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May
13
J. Cole, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, & Justin Bieber Rule KIIS FM’s Wango Tango

J. Cole

Hip-hop reigned supreme at 102.7 KIIS FM’s Wango Tango at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. on Saturday. This year’s star-studded bill featured performances from J. Cole, Big Sean, Diggy Simmons, B.o.B, Wiz Khalifa, K’naan, and Pitbull, who closed the show. Justin Bieber introduced his artist Carly Rae Jepsen and the Barbz were in the house for Nicki Minaj’s set.

During a backstage interview, J. Cole shared his love for fellow Wango performer Maroon 5. “I’m a big fan of their first album [Songs About Jane],” said the Roc Nation rapper, who is currently on tour with Drake. “They’re incredible, period, but their first album is a good memory in my life.”

Check out more red carpet pics, performance shots, and interviews below.

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May
11
Video: Diggy Simmons – ‘Two Up’

Diggy Simmons

Diggy Simmons lives in the moment in the Clifton Bell-directed video for “Two Up,” a cut off his debut album Unexpected Arrival. The 17-year-old hip-hop phenom keeps his hands to the sky in the celebratory video, taking in the view from the stage and partying with his fans. JetSetters up.

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Apr
2
Diggy Simmons on J. Cole Diss: ‘I Was Sticking Up for My Family’

Diggy Simmons and J. Cole

Diggy Simmons had the Internet all fired up when his J. Cole diss track “What You Say to Me” leaked over the weekend. Now the 17-year-old rapper is speaking out about the controversial record for the first time.

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Mar
31
New Music: Diggy Simmons – ‘What You Say to Me’ (J. Cole Diss)

Diggy Simmons and J. Cole

We bet you didn’t see this one coming. Diggy Simmons fires at J. Cole on “What You Say to Me,” a diss track recorded before the Roc Nation rapper released his debut album. On the fiery record, Rev Run’s son references “Purple Rain,” a Cole song from 2010 where he subliminally raps about one of Diggy’s sisters. The 17-year-old hurls a tirade of insults at the North Carolina MC on the new leak.

“Who dat, who dat, you know who it is, heard you lying on my sis, tellin’ people that you hit,” spits Diggy. “Little ni**a think he cold, think he live like me/ Jetsetter, trendsetter, nah you not like me/ Can’t find a girl you know that do not like me/ I can’t find a girl I know that know you, you local/ Wasn’t even poppin’ in the school you used to go to/ Got aight lyrics, but can’t deliver your vocals/ … Only thing you hittin’ in the morning is your hand up/ Stand up, matter fact, sit down, don’t try to call Hovi Hov for a sit down.”

Cole recently unleashed his own dig at Diggy on “Grew Up Fast,” but Diggy’s track pre-dates Cole’s.

“You ni**as is not Russell/ You more Diggy/ Me, I’m more Biggie/ No diss to the young boy, I’m just rapping, get bored quickly,” rhymed Cole.

Did Diggy deliver? Weigh in below.

UPDATE: Diggy’s father Rev Run has addressed the record. “J Cole.. Puts out 2 records Dissing family & Diggy & nobody cared.. Some1 leaks a old Diggy record & there’s a problem?” he tweeted.

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