The Game Says Reports He Got A 15-Year-Old Pregnant Are A Lie

The Game had to take a sabbatical from his quasi-vacation from the public eye to set the record straight. The Compton rapper is vehemently denying reports that he fathered a child with a 15-year-old girl. 

Twitter was on fire with slander after Fameolous and other sites reported that the game had impregnated a 15-year-old in the UK, noting it was the reason for his going AWOL on social media.

Byt Jayceon Taylor is calling bullsh*t.

“This story is a lie made up by a child whom I’ve never met nor talked to in my life,” the Game told Complex in a statement. “I wish big media outlets would stop giving inaccurate news & liars a platform to tarnish their brand & make them look like the Enquirer.”

For the record, we told y’all the story sounded suspect from the jump.

Unfortunately, you can guarantee the correction won’t travel as far as the initial story. He added another message on the ‘Gram…

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Jahlil Beats Says Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot N***a” Was Originally For Meek Mill

Jahlil Beats‘ career took off in 2011 with Meek Mill‘s smash “Ima Boss” with his Maybach Music Group boss Rick Ross on the help out. However, things really exploded in 2014 with the mega-popular Bobby Shmurda hit “Hot N***a” that the Roc Nation producer says was originally intended for his Philadelphia brethren.

DJ Booth sat down with Jahlil Beats as he broke down the story behind some of his biggest records. In fact, he revealed in the chat that “Ima Boss” was intended for Jeezy but after a chance listening session, Meek took the record for himself and it was suggested that Rozay hop on the record, which prompted Meek to officially get down with MMG. Jahlil says his connection to Meek Mill came by way of Myspace – remember that? – but he used the more modern social media tool of Instagram to fully connect with the now-incarcerated Shmurda.

From DJ Booth:

“That beat was actually for Meek Mill as well. At the time, he had so much of that type of music, so I sent it to Lloyd Banks. He put the record out and never really did nothing with it. Nowadays, it’s like rappers put your record out and if it pops off, then they do the business side. So he put it out and I was like, ‘Aight, cool.’ I really fucked with the record.

“I put the instrumental out on one of my Crack Music instrumental tapes. Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel, they were big fans of me and Meek and they would do a lot of my beats. He ended up doing the record and…it just blew up, man. The crazy thing about it is, I found out last. I didn’t know who he was at all. I saw people tagging me in it, in the video where he’s throwing the hat up and all that. And then my cousin sent me a tweet from Kevin Durant where he’s talking about it. That was when I knew it was big.

“I found [Bobby] on Instagram and I reached out to him. He was like, ‘Listen man, I’m just trying to get out of the streets. Can you give me your blessing?’ I was like, ‘Yeah! Rock out with it.’ Sha Money XL reached out to me as well and was like, ‘I’m about to sign this kid, let me know what’s up.’ Sha Money cut me a nice check for that record and the ‘Shmoney Dance’ record.

Check out the rest of Jahlil Beats’ interview with DJ Booth by following this link.

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Cuban says he pitched lottery-reform alternatives, but no one liked them

Of the 30 representatives on the NBA's board of governors, only two didn't vote in favor of the league's draft-lottery reform proposal last month: The Oklahoma City Thunder, who voted against it, and the Dallas Mavericks, who abstained from the vote.

Mavericks owner and NBA board member Mark Cuban says he opted not to vote because he doesn’t think the reformed lottery rules – which flatten the odds of the worst teams landing the top picks – will do much to mitigate tanking.

“It’s OK, but you still have the best chance of getting the best pick if you have the worst record,” Cuban told ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. “The hope is if you’re one of the bottom three, you’re going to try. Now, if you’re one of the bottom three, the odds are all the same. It doesn’t get any better if you get any worse, and that’s OK, but you’re still going to try to tank to get a chance at the best pick.”

Related: Cuban admits Mavs tried to tank after being eliminated

Not sold on the NBA’s proposal, Cuban pitched his own radical fix to tanking, which involved abolishing the draft entirely and replacing it with a free-agent bonus pool for signing rookies. But he couldn’t get anyone else to buy in.

“The team with the worst record gets the most money and the team with the best record gets the least money,” Cuban explained of his proposal. “It’s like a free agency. It makes it a lot harder to tank because you don’t know if you get the best players if you’re horrible all the time.

“Nobody liked that at all, not a single person.”

Cuban had another proposal to disincentivize tanking: Barring the team with the worst record from getting a top-two pick.

“Now all of the sudden, if it’s close at the end, you’re going to see teams play as hard as they can because if they end up with the worst record, they don’t get the best pick,” Cuban explained.

But that proposal didn’t even make it to the board of governors meeting because commissioner Adam Silver dismissed it out of hand.

“Adam didn’t like that. That never got to the board of directors, but that one was my favorite,” Cuban said. “I brought up (the first proposal), but after that one got shot down, I didn’t bring up the other one. When I got no response on the one, I just dropped the other because it was obvious that what they had proposed was going to pass.”

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Umpire says he blew call in 8th inning on Granderon’s swing

Umpire Jim Wolf got it wrong.

Before the Chicago Cubs managed to stay alive with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship on Wednesday, the contest was the platform for controversy in the eighth inning.

After Dodgers hitter Curtis Granderson argued a foul tip after striking out against pitcher Wade Davis, umpires gathered and reversed a call, which ended up getting Cubs manager Joe Maddon ejected after a heated exchange of words.

Home-plate umpire Jim Wolf told reporters, including Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, after the game he blew the call on the phantom foul tip after looking at a replay of the swing.

"After looking at it, I was dead wrong. I talked myself into the whole thing," said Wolf.

Luckily for the Cubs, Granderson struck out on the very next pitch, otherwise there was a chance the baseball world would see Maddon in his jock strap.

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Fallen Soldier’s Mom Says Trump “Did Disrespect My Son & My Daughter”

The family of fallen Army soldier La David Johnson confirmed that President Donald Trump did disrespect her son and his entire family during a condolence call, allegedly. Trump vehemently denied the claims via Twitter, saying that Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson misheard what transpired on the call after witnessing the discussion during a limousine ride.

The Washington Post exclusively reports:

Sgt. La David T. Johnson’s mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, told The Washington Post that she was present during the call from the White House on Tuesday to Johnson’s widow, Myeshia Johnson. Johnson’s mother also stood by an account of the call from Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fla.) that Trump told Johnson’s widow that her husband “must have known what he signed up for.”

“President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband,” Jones-Johnson said.

Trump lashed back. He denied Wilson’s account in a Twitter message Wednesday. He said he had “proof” that the exchange did not go as Wilson had described. Trump did not elaborate, but White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president had not taped the conversation. She said several White House staffers were in the room during the call, including chief of staff John Kelly.

Twitter Fingers Trump defended himself in his usual ham-fisted fashion, using the finesse of a stampeding water buffalo. Although all of this is speculation, how shocking would it be if it were true? Also “that Congresswoman” has a name, Mr. President.

 

Sad.

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Well, Actually: Toni Braxton Says She’s Not Birdman’s Newlywed Hostage Wife

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26:  Singer Toni Braxton (L) and recording artists Birdman attend the 2016 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

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Toni Braxton Denies Marriage Rumors

Welp! Looks like folks were right about Toni Braxton not trading “I Do’s” with Birdman.

A rep for Braxton denied the claims in a statement to Us Weekly.

“Toni is dating,” Braxton’s spokesperson said, adding that the seven-time Grammy winner “has a new single called ‘Deadwood’ from her forthcoming album Sex & Cigarettes. It will be released in early 2018.”

There you have it, folks.

So in the meantime Toni is living it up in Dubai…

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But what is Thursday? And why does that look like bridal dresses in the back?

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LeBron says he’s ‘very out of shape’ after near triple-double

LeBron James was brilliant as always to open his 15th NBA campaign.

The King scored 29 points, snagged 16 rebounds, and dropped nine assists on 12-of-19 shooting to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory against the Boston Celtics on opening night.

That performance would be a career night for most players in the league, but James only sees room for improvement.

"I'm out of shape. Very out of shape for my expectations, and rightfully so," James told TNT reporter Kristen Ledlow in the postgame interview.

“I haven’t been able to play throughout the preseason. I played one game, re-injured my ankle. I don’t like where I’m at right now. But, you know, we got some practice. These games are going to help me out.”

James posted several videos of himself working out in the offseason, but he hit a snag after picking up an ankle injury in training camp. He only appeared in one preseason contest, where he recorded eight turnovers.

He was noticeably a step slow Tuesday, but even a hobbled version of James was enough to take over in the fourth. He recorded two clutch layups, a cross-court assist for three, and made a crucial steal to clinch the win for Cleveland.

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North Korea Says ‘A Nuclear War May Break Out Any Moment’

A senior North Korean official has accused the US of turning the Korean peninsula into “the world’s biggest hotspot” and creating “a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment”.

North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador, Kim In-ryong, described US-South Korean military exercises as the largest ever “aggressive war drill” and said his country was “ready to react to any mode of war desired by the US”.

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Bryant says he’s ‘happy to be a Steeler’ after reported trade request

In the wake of reports he wants out, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant tweeted Sunday night that he's perfectly content with his current situation.

Bryant reportedly requested a trade weeks ago, after seeing his role with the Steelers reduced upon his return from a year-long suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

The 25-year-old has just 15 catches for 204 yards and a touchdown this season, and is well off the pace he set in 2015, when he had 50 receptions for 765 yards and six touchdowns in 11 games.

Related: 5 teams that should trade for Martavis Bryant

Bryant's reference to "number seven" is likely related to the Steelers' quest for a seventh Super Bowl in franchise history – not the jersey number of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who's been critical of the wideout for his transgressions in the past.

Bryant is slated to become a free agent at the end of the current season.

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Jimmy Fallon Says Being Anti-Trump Is “Just Not What I Do” [VIDEO]

Jimmy Fallon is going to have to make a choice, but right now he’s toeing the line. The host of The Tonight Show’s ratings have been slipping while his lack of Trump slander is raising eyebrows. 

Fallon is getting the side eye, especially considering his nightly music crew, The Roots, are the type of people Trump wouldn’t bother inviting to the White House.

Reports the Huffington Post:

The dramatic downward trajectory is likely due to Fallon’s decision to refrain from having hard-hitting segments about President Donald Trump’s administration, while Colbert and Kimmel have had massive success doing just that.

Amid the ratings drop (and to promote Fallon’s new children’s book, Everything Is Mama), fellow NBC show “Sunday Today” will have Fallon on for an interview about “The Tonight Show” this weekend. As a teaser, “Today” released a segment of the interview where host Willie Geist asks Fallon why he isn’t going after Trump.

“It’s just not what I do,” Fallon said in response. “I think it would be weird for me to start doing it now. I don’t really even care that much about politics. I’ve got to be honest. I love pop culture more than I love politics. I’m just not that brain.”

The comedian did add that it’s tough to make fun of Trump’s daily struggle because a lot of it is more scary than funny. He said “With Trump, it’s just like every day’s a new thing he gives uh, you know, a lot of material. A lot of stuff is hard to even make a joke about because it’s just too serious.”

To be fair, Fallon did poignantly respond to the Charlottesville riots, saying, “It’s important for white people to speak out against this.”

Pick a side, Jimmy. Even Michael Jordan isn’t rolling with that “Republicans buy sneakers, too” jig.

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