Logic is publicly expressing his frustration with his record label, Def Jam Recordings, over alleged unpaid fees to his collaborators.
“@defjam can you please pay my friends and musicians that have made my albums great this is ridiculous at this point!” Logic wrote in a lengthy note on Instagram, where he shared a screenshot of a personal text message Saturday night (Oct. 3). “I shouldn’t be getting calls from close friends of mine in the middle of dinner with my Wife about how YOU haven’t paid them from the budget you’ve given me for this album.”
The rapper went on to list several people he claims have contacted him about not receiving payment for their work with him, including producer 6ix, musicians Kevin Randolph and Lil Keke, and DJ Rhetorik.
“My boy 6ix ain’t been paid all his money! Like who produced the intro hasn’t been paid all his money! Kevin Randolph who the RattPack know as the voice of Kai who I’ve worked with for years hasn’t been paid his money!!!!!! Lil keke hasn’t been paid his money! AND MY DJ RHETORIK, AFTER I HIT YOU UP 2 MONTHS AGO TO PAY THIS MAN HE STILL HASN’T GOTTEN HIS MONEY,” he said.
“These are just the calls I’ve received I don’t even know who else of my friendships you’re f—in up!” Logic added.
Billboard has reached out to Def Jam for comment.
Later in his post, Logic said, “Pay these people what is wrong with you! I pay all my Debts. This is not my debt to pay. these are friends but they are hired musicians and I demand you stop f—ing up my personal relationships what is wrong with you. I’m not trying to start a war with my label. But at this point it is utterly unfair. I mean to this day besides an advance I have never seen a single cent in the 8 years I’ve been signed to this label. But I don’t care about that money. I just Want my homies paid. What’s going on here?!?!”
The rapper then suggested he’s considering “unretiring,” after announcing his retirement in July, to release one final album in order to fulfill a contract with Def Jam “so I don’t have to deal with y’all no more.” No Pressure, his most recent album, dropped on July 24 and hit No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart dated Aug. 8.
Read his full note below.
Lizzo breathed some new life into the D’Angelo classic “Brown Sugar” while clad in sexy Savage x Fenty lingerie.
As part of Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 2, which premiered Oct. 2 on Amazon Prime Video, Lizzo commanded the stage with her dance to the 1995 single. She wore a royal blue bra and underwear set, accessorized with fishnet tights, gloves and heels, to hype the fall 2020 collection.
“I ATE N LEFT NO CRUMBS LITERALLY FIGURATIVELY —IM A BIG BAD B—-,” she wrote on Instagram, where she shared a video of her performance and a teaser before it.
“Just when you thought I couldn’t love myself any more,” read her caption of a preview of what was to come.
On Saturday, she shared another stunning lingerie look, this time flaunting a white set in front of the camera and asking fans, “WHICH ONE SHOULD I POST?!”
Watch Lizzo’s clips below.
Cyndi Lauper had Mariah Carey looking back on a fond memory from the early ’90s this weekend.
Carey, who just released her memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, spotted a compliment about the book from Lauper on Twitter — and shared some kind words of her own in response.
“I knew her a little after her first record. She is very sweet. I’m reading her book now. I think it’s written very well. Ms #MariahCarey you have love from me,” Lauper tweeted on Saturday (Oct. 3).
“Cyndi, you have always had love from me!!!” Carey wrote back.
“I will never forget on my 21st birthday (back when I still had birthdays), when you gave me a beautiful orange lyric book and I wrote the entire Music Box album in it. It meant so much to me as do you and your talent!” she recalled, retelling a story she’s mentioned about writing the 1993 album in the past.
See their tweets below, and catch up on 13 things you should know about Carey’s memoir.
Happy birthday, Gwen Stefani!
To help celebrate the singer’s 51st birthday on Saturday (Oct. 3), Stefani’s longtime love Blake Shelton shared a romantic message dedicated to her on Instagram.
“It’s a special day for a special lady in my life. Happy birthday @gwenstefani, I’d write a song for you every single day if I could…,” Shelton captioned a photo of the couple cozying up in a field.
Stefani also took a moment to celebrate her big day by sharing a throwback photo of herself as a child.
“Thank u for all the bday wishes!” Stefani captioned the adorable black-and-white photo.
See Shelton’s birthday post here and Stefani’s post here.
The couple is currently gearing up for season 19 of The Voice alongside fellow veteran coaches John Legend and Kelly Clarkson. The new season of The Voice premieres Oct. 19 on NBC.
Joe Jonas is going pink for a good cause.
The 31-year-old singer and new father took to his Instagram Stories on Friday (Oct. 2) to share a photo of his freshly dyed hot pink hair in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Jonas’ selfie included a sparkly pink ribbon, which is the symbol for breast cancer awareness.
This isn’t the first time the Jonas Brothers singer has experimented with his hair color. In recent weeks, the artist shared a similar photo of his closely-cut hair dyed platinum blonde. Over the years, he’s also rocked different shades of blue and red.
Jonas and his wife, actress Sophie Turner, welcomed their first child together in late July. The couple’s new baby daughter is named Willa.
See Jonas’ bright pink hair on Instagram here.
Kanye West is sending positive vibes to President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump as they undergo treatment for COVID-19.
West, who is running against Trump in the upcoming presidential election, took to Twitter on Saturday morning (Oct. 3) to express his concern for the president and first lady after news broke early Friday that they were diagnosed with coronavirus.
“There’s a crying need for civility across the board. We need to and will come together in the name of Jesus,” West wrote. “I’m praying for President Trump’s and Melania’s full recovery, just as I would for Joe and Jill Biden if they were stricken, as well as everyone else with COVID-19.”
Kanye was among many celebs who reacted to the news that the Trumps had tested positive for the disease. The rapper was joined by Cardi B, Todrick Hall, Sara Bareilles, Ice-T, 50 Cent, Josh Gad and a number of other artists who shared their thoughts about the diagnosis, along with Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who wished the president and first lady a speedy recovery.
See West’s tweet below.
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