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Da Rumor Mill
By Tenisha Renee Miller
   What up doe! Da Rumor Mill has been cruisin’ the streets and hit some bumps in the road. But, we aren’t the only ones traveling on bumpy grounds.
     Word has it that rapper Nicki Minaj has been having a rough year. She’s coping with her brother being convicted of pedophilia, being dissed by Remy Ma and losing her crown to Cardi B. To add to her woes, she and her mother, Carol, have reportedly been feuding. One source said that she’s stressed out and is packing on extra pounds. Her mom recently posted on social media that she plans to air a tell all interview about the trial on the hip-hop “Hood Report” with Charles Fisher and the “Fitness Sherriff”. Ironically, the interview will air one week before Nicki drops her new album on Aug. 17. Is her mom trying to help or harm sales? Inquiring minds wanna know.
     When it comes to Cardi B, inquiring minds wanna know why she’s hangin’ out with the Kardashians. Rumor has it that she hired Kris Jenner to manage her clothing and makeup deals. Cardi allegedly hopes that Jenner will bring her magic touch to the table and make her a billionaire. The deal was reportedly struck, while Cardi is on break recovering from the birth of her daughter with Offset. Let’s hope Jenner doesn’t try to dig up an old sex tape with Cardi and market it. 
  Speaking of babies, word on the street is that Porsha Williams from the Atlanta Housewives is pregnant with Dennis McKinley’s baby. Dennis is a multi-millionaire who made his loot selling Queen Virgin Remy hair weaves. Porsha reportedly asked producers to write in her pregnancy into the storyline. The couple allegedly has made no plans to tie the knot. If true, Porsha can collect on child support and get her weave hooked up for free. 
  When it comes to something being fake like hair weaves, our fake President Donald Trump keeps sticking in his foot in his mouth. This time Trump is lashing out at NBA super star Lebron James, who appeared on CNN and said, “I believe our President is trying to divide us.” The president was quick to tweet, “Lebron James was interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!” Many people, including Michael Jordan, tweeted back their support of Lebron, who recently opened a public school in Akron, Ohio and is paying the tuition of 1,000 students to attend the University of Akron. Don’t hate. Congratulate.
  And, on that note we’re outta here, before the Prez tweets about us. 

So So Def 25th Anniversary 
Cultural Curren$y Tour

PRNewswire/ -- Grammy Award-winning Producer, Hall of Fame Songwriter, recording artist, and TV star Jermaine Dupri, has been writing and producing platinum hit records for more than 25 years. Celebrating the legacy and quarter century of success with his record label, So So Def Recordings, Dupri is bringing all his artists together on one stage for an exclusive performance, as AEG Presents The So So Def 25th Anniversary CULTURAL CURREN$Y TOUR. Joining Jermaine on the tour will be the So So Def Family, including Xscape, Da Brat, Jagged Edge, Bow Wow, Anthony Hamilton, Bone Crusher, Youngbloodz, Dem Franchize Boyz, and J-Kwon.
    To kick off the Anniversary, Sony Music's Certified Classics, Legacy Recording's division for the celebration of Sony Music's Hip Hop and R&B catalogue, recently released the essential digital hits compilation, titled Jermaine Dupri Presents So So Def 25. The compilation includes So So Def classics such as Da Brat's "Funkdafied", Xscape's "Just Kickin' It", Dupri's own "Money Aint A Thang (feat. Jay-Z)" and many more, plus rare tracks featuring Kanye West and The Notorious B.I.G. The compilation, curated by Dupri to align with the tour, further celebrates his iconic Atlanta based record label & brand, So So Def. You can purchase the compilation at https://certified.lnk.to/SoSoDef25/applemusic.
    Jermaine Dupri is making further headlines this year as he was inducted and honored at the 2018 Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame. Additional 2018 inductees include Bill Anderson, Steve Dorff, Alan Jackson, Robert "Kool" Bell, Ronald Bell, George Brown & James "JT" Taylor p/k/a "Kool & The Gang," and John Mellencamp.
     Jermaine Dupri says, "Blessings are bigger when you share them. One of my biggest blessings is to be able to go tour with all my artists. I can't wait!!!"
  Detroit’s Little Caesar’s Arena will host the tour on Oct. 31.
     For further information visit www.sosodef.com.