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Lil Xan Says He’s Quitting Music After Mac Miller’s Death

Lil Xan | Credit: Daniel Aziz/Wikimedia Commons

Mac Miller’s death has made Lil Xan want to retire from music for good.

Lil Xan, aka Diego Leanos, recently revealed that Miller’s passing has been so hard for him that he’s planning to quit music forever soon after his contract with Columbia Records ends.

“The Mac s–t is crazy. I’ve been crying in my apartment, Mac didn’t die, Mac didn’t overdose,” Lil Xan said of how he reacted to Miller’s death during the former’s appearance on Adam22’s (aka Adam Grandmaison) podcast “No Jumper” on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Lil Xan went on to suggest that he has started to lose interest in making new music since the “Dang!” rapper’s demise. “When your hero dies, f–k that s–t, I don’t want to make music no more,” Lil Xan said.

Though Lil Xan just released his first album “Total Xanarchy” in April, he told Grandmaison that he is “retiring” after his current contract.

Also on the podcast, Lil Xan shared the last words Miller had told him. “Before I left [his last show], he was like ‘Be safe,’” Lil Xan recalled. “People say that you know, like ‘be safe.’ But he grabbed me, and he pulled me back and he was like ‘No I mean BE SAFE.’  That almost made me cry, that’s my idol right there.”

“I keep thinking about that, how it resonated in my head, how those were his last words,” added Lil Xan, who said he wants to be “clean and sober” now.

Lil Xan’s revelation that he’s quitting music following the death of Miller has received mixed reactions from social media users. While a lot of people on Twitter think that Lil Xan should not bid farewell to the music industry just yet, others actually support his plan to retire. See the tweets below:

Mac Miller’s Death

Miller, whose real name is Malcolm James McCormick, died of an apparent drug overdose in his Studio City home around noon on Friday, Sept. 7, and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 26.

Sources told TMZ that authorities were alerted by a male friend who called 911 from Miller’s home. According to the emergency dispatch audio obtained by the news outlet, first responders were called for a patient in cardiac arrest.

Los Angeles Police Officer Drake Madison, a department spokesman, said that “officers went to the scene for a death investigation.” After it was determined that there was no foul play, the investigation on Miller’s death was turned over to coroner’s officials.

In a statement, coroner’s spokesperson Sarah Ardalani said that Miller was found “unresponsive” and declared dead at 11:51 a.m. His cause of death has yet to be determined.

Mac Miller performing at the Splash! Music Festival on July 7, 2017. | Credit: Nicolas Völcker/Wikimedia Commons

According to actor Ben Baller, Miller was scheduled to shoot a music video on the day of his death. “Gone too soon. So much talent. But most importantly, Malcolm you were an amazing person and friend,” Baller wrote on Instagram on Friday alongside two videos of the later rapper. “I am still in shock. Actually I still don’t believe it. I was with you 2 days ago. We were supposed to shoot your new music video today. You were an angel bro. I love you and I’ll miss you homie. Shalom. Rest In Peace Mac.”

Miller was also scheduled to hit the road for a tour for his new album, “Swimming,” on Oct. 27, according to Us Weekly.

Miller’s inner struggles throughout his career were no secret to the public. In fact, in his last interview before his death, Miller opened up about the challenges of being popular. “There’s pressure [being famous],” he told Vulture. “A lot of times in my life I’ve put this pressure to hold myself to the standard of whatever I thought I was supposed to be, or how I was supposed to be perceived. And that creates pressure.”

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Cardi B Confronts Nicki Minaj At New York Fashion Week Party

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Cardi B and Nicki Minaj became the talk of the town Friday night after the two got into a heated altercation at the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS party, during the New York Fashion Week in New York City.

In videos and photos obtained by several news outlets, Cardi and Nicki became involved in a brawl in a hallway at the event that left the former with a lump just above her left eye.

Eyewitnesses told TMZ that Nicki was with her crew at a table when Cardi “aggressively approached” them.

“Let me tell you something,” Cardi reportedly said as she lunged toward Nicki. The “I Like It” rapper failed to make any contact with the “Chun-Li” lyricist as the security was able to stop her. Cardi, however, wasn’t done yet. The mother of one pulled off one of her shoes and threw it at Nicki, missing her target.

As Cardi tried to attack Nicki, the 10-time Grammy-nominated artist reportedly remained calm while being surrounded by guards.

Sources close to Cardi told the news outlet that the New York-born music artist was not looking to start a fight when she walked toward Nicki. According to the insiders, Cardi only wanted “to address the lies Nicki was spreading,” adding that they think the security had a plan in place if Cardi came anywhere near Nicki. The sources also claimed that one member of the security elbowed Cardi in the face, explaining the lump on her forehead.

Soon after, Cardi was escorted out by security and left the party with one shoe on her foot. Nicki, meanwhile, seemed unaffected by the incident. According to Us Weekly, Safaree Samuels’ ex even went into the party for approximately 30 minutes following the altercation.

People behind the New York Fashion Week party were reportedly “mortified” by the incident. “This event took months of planning, and it’s meant to be the most exclusive and glamorous party during [New York Fashion Week],” an insider told E! News. “This kind of behavior overshadowed months of hard work and an otherwise fabulous night.”

Why Did Cardi B Try To Attack Nicki Minaj?

Shortly after the fight, Cardi took to Instagram to send a public message to Nicki, giving a little bit of context to why she confronted Nicki at the bash.

“I’ve let a lot of s–t slide! I let you sneak diss me, I let you lie on me, I let you attempt to stop my bags, f–k up the way I eat! You’ve threatened other artists in the industry, told them if they work with me you’ll stop f–kin with them!! I let you talk big s–t about me!!” Cardi wrote.

“I addressed you once in person, I addressed you a second time in person, and every time you copped a plea!!” Cardi continued. “But when you mention my child, you choose to like comments about me as a mother, make comments about my abilities to take care of my daughter is when all bets are f–kin off!! I’ve worked too hard and come too far to let anybody f–k with my success!!!!”

Cardi ended her post with the lines: “B–ches talk all that s–t in they raps but in real life they p–sy!! This s–t really is for entertainment!!”

While Cardi’s fans are rallying behind her, some people on Twitter are actually disappointed by how she acted towards Nicki at the party. See the tweets below:

According to Complex, the long-running feud between Cardi and Nicki started in June 2017 when the latter appeared at Remy Ma’s 2017 performance at Hot 97’s Summer Jam festival, which came in the heat of Nicki’s feud with Remy.

Though Minaj has said multiple times in the past that there’s no bad blood between her and Cardi, she did admit that she felt “really, really, really hurt” by the way Cardi behaved towards her after the release of their collaboration with Migos, titled “Motorsport.”

“I remember when I first came in the game, if a female of that stature had done a feature with me on it, I would only be singing their praises and saying, ‘Thank you.’ The first interview she did after ‘Motorsport’ came out, it really hurt me,” Minaj said during an interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe in April. “She looked so aggravated and angry. And the only thing she kept saying was, ‘Oh, I didn’t hear that. I didn’t hear her verse.’ I was like… ‘What?’”

Cardi B speaking to James David Manning on Street Soldiers with Lisa Evers in January 2016. | Credit: ATLAHWorldwide/Wikimedia Commons
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Kanye West Serious About Running For President, John Legend Says

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Kanye West is reportedly serious about his plans to run for president.

On the podcast “The Dan Wootton Interview,” John Legend revealed that West’s presidential ambition for 2024 is not a joke. “He’s said it multiple times,” Legends said of West’s intention to join the presidential run. “Yeah, I think he’s serious.”

Legend, however, isn’t sure whether Kim Kardashian’s husband would run as a Republican or Democrat. “I’d guess he’d run as an independent, but he’s never told me anything about what party he would run from. But he’s said multiple times that he’s interested in running for president,” Legend said of West, before sharing why he thinks the “Gold Digger” rapper is an avid supporter of Donald Trump.

“I think that’s part of why he likes Trump is because I think he sees some aspects of himself in Trump and sees that Trump winning makes it feel like he could do it too,” the “All of Me” hitmaker explained.

News that West is serious about running for president has drawn mixed reactions from social media users. Several people on Twitter think that idea of West as a presidential candidate is ridiculous.

While some netizens are worried that West might become the next president, others believe that it won’t be an easy feat for the father of three.

Despite serious concerns about West’s presidential ambition, there are a few Twitter users who would actually like to see the 21-time Grammy winner enter the political arena just for fun.

Kanye West For President

West first revealed his desire to run for president at the 2015 MTV Video Music Award. “I’m confident. I believe in myself,” the Atlanta-born music artist said at the latter part of his lengthy acceptance speech for the Video Vanguard Award that year. “We the millennials, bruh. This is a new mentality. We not going to control our kids with brands. We not going to teach low self-esteem and hate to our kids. We going to teach our kids that they can be something. We can teach our kids that they can stand up for themselves. We going to teach our kids to believe in themselves. If my grandfather was here right now, he would not let me back down.”

“I don’t know what I finna lose after this,” he continued. “It don’t matter, though; It’s not about me. It’s about ideas. New ideas. People with ideas. People who believe in truth. And yes, as you probably could’ve guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”

Apparently, West’s plans have changed. In an interview with Power 92 Chicago just last week, West said that if he ran, it wouldn’t be until 2024. Also worth noting in the interview was that West was pretty confident that he would win. “If I decide to do it, it will be done,” West said. “I’m not going to try.”

While 2024 is still six years from now, West already has an idea of what his presidential campaign would be like. “[It would be] the Trump campaign and maybe the Bernie Sanders principles. That would be my mix,” West said in an interview with radio host Charlamagne Tha God in May.

Though West is famous in the music, fashion, and reality TV scenes, the results of a poll conducted by CNN in May suggest that he still needs to work on his popularity among voters. At the time, following his alignment with Trump, 23 percent of Americans had favorable and 53 percent had unfavorable opinions of West. Also, the results of the poll showed that 52 percent of Americans who heard about West’s comments on politics think that the rapper is only seeking publicity, while 39 percent thinks he really believes what he is saying.

Kanye West performs at The Museum of Modern Art’s annual Party in the Garden benefit, New York City, May 10, 2011 | Credit: Jason Persse/Flickr
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Luann De Lesseps Talks Relationship With Her Children After Being Sued By Them

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Luann de Lesseps has opened up about her current relationship with her children almost two months after she was sued by them.

On Wednesday’s episode of “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen,” de Lesseps revealed that the issue between her and her adult children, Noel de Lesseps and Victoria de Lesseps, was already sorted out.

“Everything is great with the kids,” the 53-year-old “Real Housewives of New York City” star said during her appearance on the Bravo late-night talk show hosted by Andy Cohen. “You know, it was a big hiccup about me wanting to get a house upstate and not being in the Hamptons, so I decided to keep the Hamptons home and I’m getting a house upstate in any case. So it all worked out.”

As a matter of fact, de Lesseps and her children spent Labor Day together. “We had Labor Day together. It was fantastic. So everything’s great,” the “Money Can’t Buy You Class” singer added.

In a separate interview with E! News at the opening of Bluebird London in New York, also on Wednesday, de Lesseps described the situation with her kids as “resolved” and told the news outlet that she’s keeping their house in the Hamptons and purchasing a house upstate.

“Everything is good between us,” she said of where her relationship with her children stands. “You know, the ex-husband (Count Alexandre de Lesseps) — that’s a whole other story.”

Fans of de Lesseps continue to support her in her legal battles, with some even calling her kids “brats” for suing their own mother. See the tweets below:

Lawsuit Against Luann De Lesseps

De Lesseps was sued by her ex-husband and their two children in July because of an alleged breach in the pair’s 2009 divorce settlement.

“This action arises from Defendant’s breach of a Stipulation of Settlement and related Judgment of Divorce by her failure to create a trust for the benefit of her children, her conversion of the trust’s corpus and her present threat to abscond with money derived from the potential sale of the trust corpus and use it to purchase, for herself alone, a luxury home in upstate New York,” read the court documents obtained by E! News at the time.

Back in 2013, de Lesseps bought a house in Sag Harbor for $3.1 million. But according to the court documents, the “Class with the Countess: How to Live with Elegance and Flair” author didn’t set up a trust for her kids after buying the Hamptons home.

“Defendant has never, since her purchase of the Premises, created the Trust or conveyed to her children, in Trust, an undivided one-half interest in the Premises,” the documents stated.

Luann de Lesseps’ ex-husband Alexandre de Lesseps on July 25, 2011. | Credit: Ndelesseps/Wikimedia Commons

The documents went on to claim that de Lesseps “threatened” to “list for sale, sell or mortgage” the Hamptons house for more than 50 percent of its current value and use the proceeds from the sale to buy a house in upstate New York.

Consequently, her ex and their children prevented it from happening by asking the court to issue an order requiring her to establish a trust. De Lesseps was also asked to convey to her children “an undivided one-half interest” in the Hamptons house, “render an account as trustee for her children, and petition for judicial settlement of same, on notice to Plaintiffs.”

While de Lesseps has already resolved her issues with her kids, her ex has yet to the drop the case against her. “The story continues between us, but not the children,” de Lesseps told People. “That’s all that matters to me. We’ll work things out.”

According to the New York Daily News, de Lesseps and Count Alexandre got divorced in 2009 after his alleged affair with Ethiopian Princess Kemeria Abajobir Abajifa.

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Dakota Johnson And Chris Martin Show Off Matching Tattoos

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Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin’s relationship has seemingly gotten more serious than ever.

The 28-year-old “Fifty Shades of Grey” star and the 41-year-old Coldplay vocalist recently got matching tattoos, which they debuted separately a few days apart from one another.

Johnson was photographed sporting her new ink while promoting her new film “Suspiria” at the 2018 Venice Film Festival on Sept. 1. The Texas-born actress arrived at the event on a classy river boat wearing a strapless white lace Dior dress, giving onlookers a clear view of her infinity sign tattoo located just above her left elbow.

Martin, meanwhile, was spotted in Los Angeles at the S.E.A. Jeans launch on Aug. 30, flashing an identical tattoo on his inner right arm.

As expected, fans of the couple find their matching tattoos cute. However, there are also some people who are indifferent about it. See the tweets below:

When Did Dakota Johnson And Chris Martin Start Dating?

Johnson and Martin reportedly started seeing each other in October. “They’ve been dating since early October and spend most nights hanging out at his house and laying low,” a source told Entertainment Tonight last December. “His friends already love her and see how happy she makes him.”

“Dakota and Chris are definitely dating,” a separate source told Us Weekly in the same month. “They’ve gotten to know each other really well and are very comfortable from one another. Chris sends Dakota his music to get her opinion. It’s more than just a fling.”

News that Johnson and Martin are dating broke after they were spotted together at Nick Cave’s concert last November in Israel, where they were also seen having dinner together at Herzliya’s Yam Sheva restaurant.

“They came in and they were really, really nice, like extremely nice. It was a surprise,” an eyewitness told Us Weekly of the lovebirds at that time. “They sat with Nick Cave too. I didn’t see them kiss or hold hands or anything like that. They ordered some starters and not a lot of food.”

Johnson and Martin fueled romance rumors about them when they were spotted grabbing dinner at Soho House in Malibu on Jan. 12. According to E! News, the pair arrived together in Martin’s car and left together in the same vehicle. The two reportedly stayed inside the restaurant for two hours enjoying a meal and drinks.

Chris Martin performing at HSR Taoyuan Station Plaza, Taipei, Taiwan on April 11, 2017. | Credit: Blair-39/Flickr

Just three days after that dinner date, Johnson and Martin were photographed enjoying a day at the beach in Malibu. “They had their arms wrapped around each other and were very affectionate,” an onlooker told E! News. “She had her head on his shoulder and was leaning into him. They stopped to gaze out at the water and look for dolphins. … As the sun was going down, they walked back to the car and then went back to Chris’ house.”

While Johnson and Martin have yet to publicly comment on their relationship, Johnson’s mom, Melanie Griffith, opened up about her daughter’s relationship with the recording artist in an interview with People last May. “I adore him!” Griffith said of the English musician. “But she is very private about her life and I respect that.”

Prior to her relationship with Martin, Dakota had an off-on relationship with model and rocker Matthew Hitt. Martin, meanwhile, was previously married to actress Gwyneth Paltrow from 2003 to 2016.

Martin and Paltrow, who is now engaged to Brad Falchuk, appear to be in good terms as both of them attended Ellen DeGeneres’ star-studded 60th birthday party in February with their respective partners. Besides, a source told Us Weekly last January that Paltrow “is happy if Chris is happy. She only wants the best for him.”