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Joe Budden Admits To Having Faked Putting On Condoms During Sex

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: Johnny Nunez / Getty Joe Budden has a whole lot of explaining to do. The New Jersey rapper turned podcast impresario recently admitted to having faked putting on a condom before having intercourse with a partner. Just so we’re clear, telling your partner you have a condom on when unbeknownst to them you don’t actually do, is sexual assault. There is no gray area. There is even a term for it—stealthing. “Even I done walked in the corner and faked like I was putting a condom on before,” said Budden in a recent podcast which has since been deleted from streamers. He even laughed while adding he “1000 percent” did what he said he did. Budden was adamant that he no longer practices his egregious act, not that it matters. It goes without saying that Twitt...

Joe Budden Admits To Having Faked Putting On Condoms During Podcast

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: Johnny Nunez / Getty Joe Budden has a whole lot of explaining to do. The New Jersey rapper turned podcast impresario recently admitted to having faked putting on a condom before having intercourse with a partner. Just so we’re clear, telling your partner you have a condom on when unbeknownst to them you don’t actually do, is sexual assault. There is no gray area. There is even a term for it—stealthing. “Even I done walked in the corner and faked like I was putting a condom on before,” said Budden in a recent podcast which has since been deleted from streamers. He even laughed while adding he “1000 percent” did what he said he did. Budden was adamant that he no longer practices his egregious act, not that it matters. It goes without saying that Twitt...

Time For Battle: Red Bull Batalla USA Finals To Take Place In Miami

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Red Bull / Red Bull Content Pool Red Bull Batalla is the largest Spanish-language freestyle competition in the world, and 16 MCs will bring their respective talents to the Magic City of Miami, Fla. Judging the festivities will be past Red Bull Batalla champions and pure proponents of the Spanish freestyle battle culture. Red Bull Batalla is now in its 16th year and the culture of Spanish freestyle has expanded and thrived over the last decade and a half as a result. This coming Saturday (Oct. 8), the USA Finals will go down at Soho Studios as the MCs lock horns in a bracket-style battle in front of a panel of notable judges deeply embedded in the culture. At the end of the battle, the Red Bull Batalla USA Champion will be crowned and head to the World Fin...

Hip-Hop Wired Presents: CRT FRSH [Certified Fresh] Playlist 9.30.22

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: damircudic / Getty What up, Hip-Hop Wired Nation? We’re a little late updating our last edition of CRT FRSH AKA Certified Fresh by one day. Part of our duty as a publication and crew is to school the masses on who is doing what musically and there’s no better way to do that beyond our CRT FRSH (Certified Fresh) bi-weekly playlist. The CRT FRSH playlist is a labor of love. We don’t take payments nor do we do favors. We only add joints to our playlist that fit the theme and vision we’re going for and don’t seek to waste the time of the listener. Further, we don’t stick to one lane of Hip-Hop. We believe that all aspects of the music should get some light, whether it’s young lions in the trenches or those hoping for that one shot to blow up to grizzled veter...

Antonio Brown Slammed On Twitter For Exposing Meat & Booty Cheeks At Pool

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: Johnny Nunez / Getty Antonio Brown, in some eyes, has fallen far from the heights of his storied football career after a zany exit from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021. Since then, the free agent wide receiver and part-time rapper made news for reasons outside of sports, this time landing in hot water for exposing his junk and booty cheeks in a hotel pool. Antonio Brown, 34, was captured on video back on May 14 at the Armani Hotel Dubai according to a report released Saturday (Oct. 1) by the New York Post. In the censored clip, Brown is seen roughhousing in a pool with a white woman with cornrow braids then slamming her in the water after flashing his buttocks in the woman’s face. There is also an image that didn’t make it to the video of Brown sho...

Cardi B Wants The Apology To PnB Rock’s Girlfriend To BE VERY LOUD, Twitter Agrees

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: DENNIS A. CLARK / Getty Following the senseless murder of Hip-Hop star PnB Rock, many social media detectives got on Twitter and claimed it was a harmless post by his girlfriend, Stephanie Sibounheuang, that tipped off his killer to his location. One person, Cardi B, called C A P on that, and following the release of new developments in the case, she wants the apology to PnB Rock’s girlfriend to be VERY LOUD. It didn’t take long for Twitter sleuths to falsely determine that PnB Rock’s girlfriend gave away the couple’s location when she shared a photo of the meal she was enjoying while at Roscoes Chicken & Waffles in South Los Angeles on Sept.12. Sibounheuang was subjected to harsh bullying and accusations from people like Kodak Black and a rappe...

What You Need To Know About Scam Using Urban One-Radio Name

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Creative Services / Radio One Digital The following is an urgent warning from Radio One about a scam involving some of its radio station properties. With the advent of social media, these scams are on the rise, and Radio One, an Urban One company, wants its listeners to be educated, advised, and on the alert for these scams. Here’s how it works: the scammer creates a fake station or personality page, possibly even stealing logos and photos of real stations or personalities without Radio One’s permission. The scammer then reaches out to aspiring artists via social media. You may get a direct message or phone call about a song contest or about putting your song on air. The message or caller claims to be with a Radio One or other local radio station and says...

You Care: Kanye West Changes Instagram Profile Pic To Kris Jenner

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: David M. Benett / Getty Ye aka Kanye West is apparently seeking to mend his relationship with Kris Jenner, changing his Instagram profile image to a picture of her in a gesture of peace. According to reports, fans noticed the change in the choice of picture to feature the matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan on the artist’s Instagram profile earlier this week. It prompted a flurry of speculation, as he’s recently been on a rampage of publicly criticizing Jenner. The storm of comments even compelled Ray J to make his own tirade against Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian. But there’s no malice in the move, according to West. Related Stories “I POSTED KRIS WITH THOUGHTS OF PEACE AND RESPECT,” the “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” artist, 45, wrote in a post made via hi...

Aladdin Chops It Up With Rising Bay Area Rapper Symba For ‘Behind The Mic’

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Behind The Mic / #BTM Any Hip-Hop fan that hasn’t heard of Symba and his blistering “Never Go Broke” track is either out of touch or living under a rock. The rising Bay Area star was recently in the Nation’s Capital and chopped it up with Aladdin, The Prince Of The Airwayz, for the media personality’s Behind The Mic series. Symba, who just released his Results Take Time Gangsta Grillz mixtape hosted by DJ Drama, sat down with Aladdin and P Stew for a wide-ranging chat about his early days in the Bay, chasing his hoop dreams, discovering a passion for making music with his longtime friends, and how he came to naming his latest project. The interview took place in the historic H Street corridor in Washington, D.C. at Lydia On H, an Afro -Caribbean eatery co...

DJ Drama Announces Snoop Dogg Gangsta Grillz Project ‘I Still Got It’

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Motorcity Casino / MotorCity Casino Snoop Dogg is back in the lab. He has announced that he has a Gangsta Grillz on the way and looks to prove he hasn’t lost a step. As per Hype Beast the Long Beach, California native has some new material in the works. On Tuesday, Sept. 27 DJ Drama shared a screen shot of the duo FaceTiming and announced the forthcoming project. “I Still Got It. Gangsta Grillz. 10/20/22 💨💨💨” his caption read. Related Stories The Doggfather will be the latest installment in the mixtape series which follows Symba’s Results Take Time and the D-Day project from J-Cole’s Dreamville Records. In 2021 Mr. Thanksgiving narrated Tyler The Creator’s CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST which took home a Grammy Award for Best Ra...

Freddie Lee Trone And Son Arrested And Charged For Murder Of PnB Rock

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: LAPD / LAPD The shooting death of PnB Rock earlier this month took everyone by surprise and shocked the Hip-Hop community to it’s core, but now it seems like Rock will be one of the few rappers who were killed to get justice as the assailants have been apprehended and charged for his murder. TMZ is reporting that L.A. County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a father and his son have been arrested and charged with the murder. Freddie Lee Trone and his 17-year-old son were both charged with one count of murder and conspiracy to commit robbery along with two counts of second-degree robbery. Though Trone was on the run while police were piecing the case together, authorities ultimately found him and booked him in Las Vegas where he is currently ...

DaBaby Claims He’s Being Blackballed Over Bummy Album Sales

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Jason Koerner / Getty The recent album from DaBaby hasn’t performed as well as his previous releases, prompting the rapper to believe that he’s being blackballed by the industry. The “Bop” rapper’s latest album, Baby on Baby 2 was released last week. Initial sales projections estimate that the LP will move 16,000 album-equivalent units for that first week. In comparison to the numbers that his 2020 album Blame It on Baby made in the first week, which was 124,000 units along with debuting number one on the Billboard Hot 200, the amount for his new release does seem a bit paltry. Related Stories For DaBaby, the news was an occasion for him to give himself some props and add his own conclusions via his Instagram stories. On Wednesday, he wrote: “Not bad for ...