Ring the alarm. Kid Ink unleashes the fiery video for “Bad Ass” featuring Wale and Meek Mill. The L.A. rapper plays a firefighting captain, who rounds up his hot female firefighters and reports to an L.A. warehouse where an inferno is blazing. As they work to put out the flames, they find the MMG rappers inside, spitting some hot rhymes.
Following his 2012 independent album Up & Away, Kid Ink is readying his major label debut for release on 88 Classic/RCA Records.
Music and fashion once again converged at BET’s 9th annual “Rip the Runway” at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Wednesday. Models strut down the catwalk in the hottest designer threads as some of hip-hop and R&B’s most stylish stars provided the soundtrack.
Trinidad James turned the runway gold with his hit “All Gold Everything,” Meek Mill and Rick Ross ignited the stage with “Believe It,” and Chris Brown’s CBE signee Sevyn Streeter performed her debut single “I Like It.” With proud mom Jada Pinkett watching from the audience, Jaden Smith was joined by his sister Willow as models sported his MSFT brand. Other performers included Omarion, Luke James, and Watch the Duck.
Fresh off her Oscars gig, Kelly Rowland co-hosted with Boris Kodjoe, changing multiple times throughout the taping. Teyana Taylor held it down on the red carpet, bringing her friend Karrueche Tran as her date.
Following last weekend’s Grammys, the stars migrated from L.A. to Houston for NBA All-Star Weekend. Beyoncé returned to her native H-town with Jay-Z to celebrate Michael Jordan’s 50th birthday at the Museum of Fine Arts. A dapper Ludacris and Nas also rubbed elbows with music and sports MVPs at the swanky soirée on Friday.
Across town, Diddy hosted a kickoff party at The Drake with guests including Drake, Trey Songz, and French Montana.
Meek Mill dropped racks at the strip club with Future and Trae Tha Truth, and hit the stage with Fabolous, Pusha T, and DJ Drama. “#real #flyest #respected ni**as in da game #houston the life is so exciting!” said the MMG MC.
The party continues tonight at the annual “Two Kings” dinner hosted by Jay-Z and LeBron James. See more pics from Friday’s festivities below.
It was an all-gold-everything moment when Trinidad James met up with Ciara backstage at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on Friday. CiCi bared her abs as she posed with the hip-hop sensation and snapped pics with Meek Mill and Grammy host LL Cool J while doing press in the radio room.
Meanwhile, two-time nominee Big Sean bounced through to promote his upcoming album Hall of Fame. He showed love to Fall Out Boy, Ne-Yo, Miguel, and Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman, while B.o.B signed a guitar for charity.
Ain’t nobody fu**in’ with his clique. Meek Mill puts on for his team with a freestyle over G.O.O.D. Music’s “Clique” featuring his Dreamchasers Records artists Louie V Gutta and Philly raptress Lee Mazin.
“Boy I swear to God, I make her f**k the whole clique,” raps Meek. “Started from the bottom, now a ni**a gettin’ rich.”
Meek is readying his new mixtape Dreamchasers 3, while Louie V Gutta has a mixtape of his own, Worth the Wait, dropping on February 14.
Meek Mill shows a softer side on the remix to Bridget Kelly’s “In the Morning.” The MMG rapper, who is managed by Roc Nation, recalls a wild night of drinking and sex. Despite all the girls clamoring for his affection and texting his phone, he decides that one special lady deserves his heart.
“I know I ain’t never tell you this, but I love the shit out you,” says Meek in a voicemail to his girl. “Call me back, I want to tell you to your face.”
The original version of the Ne-Yo-penned cut appears on Bridget’s 2011 EP Every Girl.
2013 marks the return of Machine Gun Kelly. While he released his debut album Lace Up in October, it was missing the fire that made him want to rap in the first place.
“MGK is just professional, bland—there’s no soul or substance in him,” the Cleveland MC told Rap-Up TV on set of French Montana’s “Ocho Cinco” video. “As a personality, Machine Gun Kelly is back. That’s that motherfu**er that doesn’t give two fu**s of a f**k about anything or anyone.”
You can expect to hear Machine Gun Kelly on his upcoming mixtape, due next month. The first single will be “Peso” featuring Meek Mill and Pusha T.
“It’s a joint that makes you want to get up and go to work,” he said of the track, which samples Aloe Blacc’s “I Need a Dollar.”
Machine Gun Kelly was recently in the studio with his pal Wiz Khalifa. While he originally went there to smoke, they ended up recording for the mixtape.
“I felt like I nearly got dropped from my label and felt this hunger that I hadn’t had in a long time, and I just put it in words,” explained MGK, who is still signed to Bad Boy/Interscope. “I felt like I wasn’t a problem in the game yet, and now I feel like, ‘God damn.’ I’m so fu*king stoked on this tape.”