Jack Harlow Denies JW Lucas’ Credit in Hit ‘Whats Poppin’ After Controversial Breonna Taylor Remarks
The 22-year-old quickly distances himself from the hip-hop producer in a now-deleted tweet after the latter lands in hot water for his comments about the murder of the black woman.
Jack Harlow wants no part in JW Lucas‘ drama. Shortly after the latter came under fire for his controversial comments on the murder of Breonna Taylor, the rapper distances himself from hip-hop music producer, who is credited as one of the producers for his hit “Whats Poppin”.
On Thursday, July 30, the 22-year-old artist claimed that he ever met with Lucas and denied that the producer was one of the creative minds behind his chart-topping single. “I’ve never met or spoken to that JW Lucas person. And he didn’t even produce WHATS POPPIN. Jetson and Pooh made it. That’s all,” he wrote in a now-deleted tweet.
Jack Harlow distanced himself from JW Lucas.
Harlow’s claim is contradicting the fact that Lucas has always been listed as producer alongside Jetson Made, Pooh Beatz as well as Los the Producer in the song’s credits. Lucas has not responded to Harlow’s tweet.
The music producer started catching flak earlier on Thursday after he posted a tweet in which he seemed to justify the murder of the 26-year-old black woman. He wrote on the micro-blogging site, “Why is the world asking for justice for #BreonnaTaylor…of course she shouldn’t have lost her life….but do you realize that she was involved with multiple drug dealers who were using her house as a trap spot? If you sign up for that life there are consequences.”
The backlash was almost immediate, but Lucas did not think he said anything wrong and defended himself during an Instagram Live session. Responding to people who accused him of being a white supremacist, Lucas said, “That ain’t me. I don’t give a f**k about what color skin I have.” He then lashed out at people who said that he was canceled because of his tweet.
He later got into a heated argument with activist Tamika Mallory and proudly stated that he should be a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement because he believed that he’s more capable than her.
Mads Mikkelsen | Mads Mikkelsen confirmed for Fantastic Beasts role
The 54-year-old actor was recently reported to be the frontrunner to replace Johnny after he exited the franchise earlier this month, and on Wednesday (25.11.20) Warner Bros. officially confirmed Mads will take on the role.
Mads will make his debut as the Dark Wizard in ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’, which is in production at Warner Bros Studios Leavesden, and currently has a release date of July 15, 2022.
Last week, Mads said he was “waiting for a phone call” about the role, as he insisted news of his casting was just a rumour at the time.
He said: “Oh, that is on the rumour basis as we speak. So I know as much as you do from the newspapers. So I’m waiting for that phone call.”
The ‘Hannibal’ star will be replacing Johnny Depp – who played Grindelwald in the first two movies in the ‘Harry Potter’ spin-off franchise – after he stepped down from his position at the request of Warner Bros., following the loss of his libel case against The Sun newspaper.
He said in a statement at the time: “I wish to let you know that I have been asked to resign by Warner Bros from my role as Grindelwald in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and I have respected and agreed to that request.”
The 57-year-old actor had taken action against the British publication after they branded him a wife beater who had assaulted then-spouse Amber Heard, but a judge ruled in favour of The Sun earlier this month, when Johnny’s defamation accusation was thrown out.
At the time, Johnny’s legal team vowed to appeal the decision, but on Wednesday (25.11.20), their initial appeal was denied by a judge, who claimed the case doesn’t have “a reasonable prospect of success”.
Here’s why music fans are salty about this year’s Grammy nominations
The nominations for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards are finally here, but it’s left a lot of people scratching their heads in bewilderment. Not only are there a number of names on there that have somehow avoided hitting the radar all year, but there are also a few prominent artists missing from certain categories.
The Weeknd at Uncut Gems premiere 2019 / Photo Credit: Image Press Agency/NurPhoto/PA Images
Perhaps the most notable is the absence of The Weeknd from all categories; a remarkable notion when you consider the fact that After Hours is his most iconic release yet, with the song Blinding Lights being one of the most well-played tracks of the year. The Weeknd hasn’t taken this snub lying down either, Tweeting earlier today: “The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…”
Instead of Blinding Lights we have comparably mediocre singles like Black Pumas’ Colors and DaBaby’s Rockstar ft. Roddy Ricch up for Record of the Year, admittedly among the more deserving Black Parade by Beyonce, Doja Cat’s Say So, Billie Eilish’s Everything I Wanted, Dua Lipa’s Don’t Start Now, Post Malone’s Circles and Megan Thee Stallion’s Savage ft. Beyonce.
Meanwhile, After Hours was passed over in favour of Taylor Swift’s Folklore, Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia, Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding and Haim’s Women In Music Pt. III which would be fine but… Jhené Aiko’s Chilombo? Jacob Collier’s Djesse Vol.3? Black Pumas again? COLDPLAY’S EVERYDAY LIFE?! Are we seriously saying those four records are more deserving of a Grammys nod than After Hours?
At least Harry Styles made an appearance among Best Pop Vocal Album nominations with Fine Line, while his song Watermelon Sugar gets a Best Pop Solo Performance nod. Not quite the main categories we expected of him, but as it turns out Harry’s team submitted Adore You for Record of the Year and Song of the Year rather than Watermelon Sugar, so we can hardly blame the Grammys for that one. Likewise, the reason why you won’t see Cardi B’s WAP anywhere is simply because she hasn’t submitted it for the 2021 awards, choosing instead to submit it next year to coincide with the forthcoming album release.
It was the Best Rap Album list that came completely out of leftfield this year. We’d go as far as to say that every single one of them was a surprise to see on there. Instead of the impressive youth patrol of rappers including Lil Baby with My Turn, Lil Uzi Vert with Eternal Atake and posthumous releases from Juice Wrld (Legends Never Die) and Pop Smoke (Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon), we get a bunch of has-beens with albums that nobody’s been listening to this year: namely D Smoke’s Black Habits, Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist’s Alfredo, Jay Electronica’s A Written Testimony, Nas’ King’s Disease and Royce Da 5’9″‘s The Allegory.
Pop Smoke and Lil Baby did at least get nominated for Best Rap Performance for their respective singles Dior and The Bigger Picture. Not really enough to restore our faith in the Grammys, but it’s a worthy gesture.
Another name that didn’t pop up quite as often as we thought it would was K-Pop titans BTS, who only have one nomination and that’s for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with their song Dynamite. It is, however, the first K-Pop nomination we’ve ever seen amongst the Grammys, so that is actually an example of progress.
On the other hand, we have no idea what happened to the Country section of the Grammy nominations, because Country Music Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards’ Album of the Year winner Luke Combs failed to get even a blink in any category despite the acclaim for his sophomore album What You See Is What You Get.
A few disappointments then, but at least the Grammys are one thing we can’t blame on COVID-19 or Trump.
Gigi Hadid voices her support for Somali model Halima Aden over her regrets over Hijab use in fashion shoots
Gigi Hadid has thrown her support behind Somali model Halima Aden after she spoke out about her regrets of not wearing a Hijab in fashion shoots.
The 23-year-old fashion model took to her Instagram Stories this week to reflect on the various shoots she has done over the years, including her 2017 Arabia cover, and admitted she “made mistakes” when it came to representation of the head covering worn by Muslim women.
Alongside the cover, she wrote: “This wasn’t ‘representation’, this was mockery. I was too young and naive to see it back then.”
She said: “Thanks to Covid-19 and the break away from the industry, I have finally realised where I went wrong in my personal hijab journey.”
Halima admitted she wished she’d always worn her black Hijab like she did for her first campaign for Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty.
She wrote: “I wish I never stopped bringing my black hijab to set. Because the minute I got comfortable … well, let’s just say I got too carried away.”
And on her American Eagle Outfitters campaign where she had a pair of jeans on her head, she added: “As if we ever needed these brands to represent hijabis. They need us. Never the other way around. But I was so desperate back then for any ‘representation’ that I lost touch with who I was.”
And following the post, supermodel Gigi – whose mother, Yolanda Hadid, is Dutch and father, Mohamed Hadid, is Palestinian – has said she is “proud” of her friend for speaking out on her regrets in order to “get back on track with what feels genuine”.
The 25-year-old beauty wrote on her Instagram Stories: “Everyone should go check out @Halima’s story right now.
“It is so important, as a hijabi or not, to self reflect and get back on track with what feels genuine to us – It’s the only way to feel truly fulfilled.
“I learnt through therapy once that if we are assertive with our boundaries, it does not mean that we are ungrateful for opportunity, and it will lead to an end result that does not feel hollow, one where we do not feel take advantaged of.
“Learning that helped me so much.
“My sis Halima, you have inspired me since the day I met you and you continue to make me proud.
“Keep shining, big love. (sic)”
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