Death Threats, Robberies, and Other Music News This Week

Cam'ron was out here droppin' dime this week.

A Week of Waiting - Thank goodness for yet another week filled with music news. Don’t worry, we’ll recap for you. 2016 has already revealed itself to be a great year for new releases by big artists and we got news of another finished album — no, it’s not Frank Ocean’s. No new developments in the Drake vs. Joe Budden story, but Joe goes for a win this week and it doesn’t involve taking a stab at Drake. There wasn’t a plethora of shady moments, but thanks to a pop star, the #TaylorSwiftIsOver party gets extended a little bit. Don’t mind the social media confusion of a Snapchatter or the reappearance of two hip-hop villains. – Jon Reyes(Photo: BET)

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Chronicles of Mess - It’s been an interesting week for some of our favorite musicians. Some of these poor guys are in these streets getting robbed or not being recognized at all. That can’t be good for an artist’s fragile ego. Also, some are still throwing salt at past feuds. Hopefully they don’t get in trouble for it. But first, let’s start with some good news and work away through the mess of the week. – Jon Reyes

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President Obama might be on his way out, but he’s still making moves. This week he declared June African-American Music Appreciation Month by signing a proclamation. Man, we love this guy. - (Photo: Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images) 

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More good news: J. Cole made a beat on a tour bus. Why is this a news item? Because he does it in two minutes, rappers are musicians too, and Obama signed a proclamation stating we can appreciate this. -  (Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images) 

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Pro tip: Don’t go to someone’s job and start a fight there. That’s what happened to Ty Dolla Sign and he shut that down right quick. Learn from this, folks. - (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images) 

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In sad news this week. It might seem like R. Kelly was being trolled by a drunk guy at a Nathan’s hot dog stand. He was forced to sing a whole verse of “Bump n Grind” to prove he was, in fact, R. Kelly. - (Photo: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images) 

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In more sad news this week, Farrah Franklin was arrested for being drunk in public. Who? Exactly. - (Photo: Johnny Nunez/Getty Images) 

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Apparently, according to Cam’Ron, Lance Rivera wasn’t stabbed for leaking Jay Z’s Vol. 3 … Life and Times of S. Carter but because Hov liked Charli Baltimore. Who says women gossip more than men? - (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIDAL) 

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Soulja Boy made a boss move earlier this week by releasing all the artists from his record label. It looks like there was more to it than we know. Soulja Boy went on record to threatened to kill one of the artists. Let’s hope all this doesn’t escalate. - (Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty Images for VH1

Kanye West?s studio was robbed of $20,000 worth of equipment. It would have been safe to assume that we?d all have to pay for it with a Kanye Twitter rant, but thankfully that did not happen. - (Photo: MPI99/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) 

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Kanye West’s studio was robbed of $20,000 worth of equipment. It would have been safe to assume that we’d all have to pay for it with a Kanye Twitter rant, but thankfully that did not happen. - (Photo: MPI99/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) 

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Big Boi posted a meme. People got mad. Internet activism is real, y’all. - (Photo: Rick Kern/Getty Images for Bud Light) 

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Update: Lil Wayne and Birdman are still mad at eachother. Curious on how to feud like this two? Check it out. - (Photo: Xavier Collin/Celebrity Monitor/Splash News)