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Despite the drama Iggy Azalea has been dealing with lately, she still has a reason to smile. The Australian rapper and her NBA player boyfriend Nick Young have just been named the new faces of Forever 21‘s holiday campaign. Azalea, who also serves as a Wilhelmina model, recently chopped it up with People to discuss her first national campaign and how fun it was to shoot with her man.

“As the hours rolled by I think Nick started to realize photoshoots are hard work too,” said Azalea to People. “It was funny watching him have that revelation!” Young also had a great time taking pointers for his rapper/model girlfriend: “It was real cool. We had great chemistry,” said Young.

The two also revealed their chemistry on set, what apparel they would love to wear and how childhood gifts like a Mongoose bike and Baby Born doll gave them feelings of nostalgia.

Nick and I are the new faces of Forever21 ☺️

A photo posted by Iggy Azalea (@thenewclassic) on Oct 10, 2014 at 1:34pm PDT

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Kobe Bryant Says He’ll Choose Iggy Azalea Over Nick Young Because She’s More Successful
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Kanye West has always been selective when it comes to things he puts his name on, so what seems impressive to some might appear mediocre to him. According to TMZ, the Chicago native recently turned down a lucrative $4.5 million deal in Vegas, which would have earned him the title of highest paid performer, outranking Celine Dion, Britney Spears and J-Lo.

The offer involved Yeezy performing three shows a week for three weeks at the Axis at Planet Hollywood. He would have racked up an impressive $500,000 lump sum per show. For the man designing a diamond ring for his 16-month-old daughter, money is clearly no object but for some reason the Vegas deal just didm’t attract the controversial rapper.

Kanye’s reasoning for walking away from the deal has yet to be disclosed.

[TMZ]

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While other hip-hop couples are falling to the wayside, Kanye and Kim Kardashian West seem to be going strong. The rapper was spotted taking in a little more than Fashion Week over the weekend in Paris. Yeezy and his voluptuous wife Kim Kardashian have been spotted all around the town, including in this pic where Ye grabs a handful of Kim K’s famous cakes for the camera. That’s love.

Previously: Kim Kardashian West’s Nude Photos Leak
Kim Kardashian West Is Announced By ‘British GQ’ As The “Woman of the Year”
Kim Kardashian Attacked At Paris Fashion Week Event
Why Does Everyone Hate Kim Kardashian West?

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Common’s Father Passes Away

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 by

In a sad bit of news, Common’s father, Lonnie “Pops” Lynn, passed away last Friday at the age of 71. The Chicago-bred MC, who’s real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., broke the news during an interview with ABC where he praised his father for the way he looked at life. “He was truly a natural poet and master of words. His personality and soul shined through his work,” said Common. “The way he said things made me look at life and the world in a new way, in a different way. They always sparked a thought in my head. His words would always make me strive to achieve higher, to write better, to be more truthful with my words.”

Our thoughts are with Common and his family during this difficult time. Rest In Paradise, Pops.

[ABC News]

Previously: Common Gives A Scouting Report On New Chicago Rapper Lil John
MC Lyte Featuring Common “Dear John”

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Happy Birthday Flo Rida!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 by

Born and raised in Carol City, Fla., Flo Rida exploded on the scene with his debut album Mail On Sundays with four singles that charted on Billboard 100 with “Low,” “Elevator,” “In The Ayer” and “Roll.” He would go on and release three more albums, amassed over 75 million downloads worldwide and many hit records

Happy Birthday, Flo Rida!

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Vince Staples “Hands Up”

Tuesday, 09 September 2014 by

Hip-hop has been very vocal against police brutality in the wake of the events in Ferguson, Mo. over the recent weeks, garnering a visceral reaction from hip-hop fans all across the world.

California native Vince Staples has decided to join in on the conversation with his brand new single entitled “Hands Up.” The menacing production, fully equipped with police sirens, sets the tone for a passionate Vince Staples to go off on law enforcement, especially the police departments in his neck of the woods. “LBPD, no they ain’t bout s**t/LAPD, no they ain’t bout s**t/LASD, no they ain’t bout s**t/Ridin’ round these streets givin’ out full clips. Check out the track below.

Vince Staples’s Def Jam debut, Hell Can Wait will be dropping on Sept. 23.

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