HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, Lifetime’s docu-series Surviving R. Kelly aired and made waves on social media. Also, Layzie Bone unleashed one other diss monitor geared toward Migos titled “Annihilation.” Lastly, Diddy reportedly believes Cassie is courting private coach Alex Fine to harm him.

“Surviving R. Kelly” Doc Airs Despite Lawsuit Threat

Surviving R. Kelly started airing Thursday evening (January three) on Lifetime although Kelly’s authorized staff threatened the community with a lawsuit.

The docu-series uncovered Kelly for his inappropriate sexual relationships with underage women and the abuse that ladies in his life endured, whereas additionally analyzing how so many younger black women ended up within the palms of a predator through the years. Though many A-list stars who’ve labored with Kelly declined to go on file and denounce the R&B singer, John Legend had no downside doing so, referring to him as a “serial rapist.”

During the primary two episodes, Kelly’s relationship with the late Aaliyah was detailed and a cast marriage certificates surfaced on-line quickly after, exhibiting her age was listed as 18 years previous when she was truly solely 15 on the time.

Despite the controversy, Kelly’s music has seen a rise in streams because the sequence started.

Read extra about Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly doc right here.

Layzie Bone Continues Migos Feud With New Diss

Layzie Bone isn’t carried out flaming Migos. The Bone Thugs-n-Harmony member launched one other diss monitor titled “Annihilation.”

His earlier diss, “Let Me Go Migo,” was described as “wack” by 21 Savage, however this new reduce is seemingly one other try and hold the drama going.

Listen to Layzie’s “Annihilation” right here.

Cassie Moves On From Diddy With Personal Trainer He Hired

Cassie has rebounded from her breakup with Diddy by courting Alex Fine, a private coach he employed for her.

Sources advised People Magazine that Diddy believes Cassie made the transfer to harm him realizing he’s nonetheless grieving over her and the mom of his kids, Kim Porter, who handed away final November.

“If there’s anybody who is aware of how completely devastated Diddy has been since Kim’s demise, it’s Cassie,” an insider advised People. “He can’t consider she feels the necessity to submit footage along with her new man. It’s like she did it to upset Diddy extra. The entire state of affairs is simply ridiculous. There is simply no have to submit footage on social media at this level. Diddy is having sufficient of a tough time.”

Read extra about Cassie and Diddy right here.

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#DXCLUSIVES: Candice Craig & Netflix’s Bird Box

Candice Craig Debuts New Single “Bands Up” At NYE Soireé & Shares The Secret To Getting Yours Up In 2019

As a former member of Def Jam-signed pop group Girls United, Candice Craig just isn’t new to the music scene in any respect. But now, she’s acquired her eyes set on turning into a solo artist. She introduced in 2019 along with her new single “Bands Up” and defined to HipHopDX author Cherise Johnson how anybody can get their cash up within the new 12 months.

“Really consider in your self even once they let you know it’s not doable,” she advised DX. “That, I really feel like, is the important thing to life. You haven’t any boundaries ever. Don’t let anybody let you know that. 25 no’s for one sure. When you keep in mind that ratio you’ll win. It is what it’s. Not everybody goes to consider in you and ‘Bands Up’ is about being a boss bae, proudly owning as much as it, getting your individual cash, your individual happiness and love. ‘Bands Up’ is common and I really feel prefer it’s one thing that every one males want to listen to, all girls want to listen to, everyone. Believe in your self and it’ll all occur.”

Read the complete interview with Candice Craig right here.

“Bird Box” Cast Discusses Fear, Inspiration & Family

DX author Bernadette Giacomazzo acquired the chance to talk to the solid and crew of Netflix’s blockbuster movie Bird Box. The meme-friendly film was produced by Christopher Morgan, who defined why he needed to flip the e book it’s primarily based on right into a film.

“When I first learn the e book, I couldn’t put it down,” Morgan defined. “It’s actually gripping from the principle character’s standpoint, and from the standpoint that it was a ‘thriller’ of a novel. But greater than anything, it was all about somebody dealing with their fears head-on, and that’s the purpose I wished to make with the movie.”

Read the complete interview with the solid of Bird Box right here.