Hip Hop Week In Review: R. Kelly's "Admission" & Lauryn Hill's Cancellation

HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, R. Kelly released a 19-minute song titled “I Admit” as an attempt to defend himself against sexual misconduct accusations. Also, 50 Cent engaged in a war of words with Floyd Mayweather on Instagram and Lauryn Hill canceled a portion of her tour.

R. Kelly Drops “I Admit”


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R. Kelly admitted to making a “few mistakes” in a 19-minute song titled “I Admit.” He didn’t own up to any of the most damning allegations though, defending himself against sex cult and pedophilia accusations.

Needless to say, Twitter wasn’t too impressed and most people wanted their 19 minutes back. Kelly’s ex-wife didn’t appreciate the ambitious song either and took it a step further by releasing a “remix” to the track.

Listen to R. Kelly’s “I Admit” here.

50 Cent & Floyd Mayweather Battle On Social Media

Curtis “Confidential Informant” Jackson, you’re mad because your oldest son Marquees mother doesn’t want to be with you! Your Son, your own flesh and blood don’t want nothing to do with you! You haven’t had a hit song on radio in who knows when and you’re definitely not hot enough to even sell records anymore so Interscope dropped you. You are jealous of any rapper, athlete or entertainer that’s hot or got something going on for themselves. You are a certified snitch and we got paperwork to prove it. You talk about Ja-Rule but you stole his whole style and ran with it! You’re the only self proclaimed gangster that’s never put in work! You need to pay homage to the real 50cent for stealing his name and his storyline. Your claim to fame was getting shot numerous times & living to tell it and you think that’s Gangster? Where at? You’re currently living in a fucking apartment in Jersey, you are always in somebody else’s business just to stay relevant. You should just become a blogger cause it’s obvious you don’t have nothing going on in your life. Are you mad that Kanye West ended your career? The only thing you got going on is Power and everybody watches that because Ghost is a dope ass character on the show. You can leave the show everybody will still watch Power, but out here in the real world I’m The Real Ghost. That’s not a Mansion in Connecticut that you’re in debt for, that’s a dump, a money pit an oversized trap house! It was dope when Mike Tyson had it in the late 80’s early 90’s, but you couldn’t afford to maintain it. You’re always talking about somebody is broke, but the last time I checked it was Curtis Jackson that filed for bankruptcy not Floyd Mayweather. So quick to gossip like a Bitch, why don’t you tell everybody how you got Herpes from DJ. Where’s your memes for that, huh? Or better yet, post on how your Coca-Cola deal wasn’t really 300 million you fucking liar and tell how that spinning G-Unit necklace that somebody got robbed for was fake. Just remember, I was with you everyday and your driver Bruce was my driver also. I know where all your bones are buried, so be easy Curtis Jackson! And by the way, don’t ask to borrow no more money from me.

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50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather have been exposing each other’s personal business on Instagram, trading heated words on social media.

Mayweather accused 50 of being a snitch while also claiming he’s a bad father. The G-Unit boss fired back by bringing up the boxer’s history of domestic violence.

Read more about Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent’s back-and-forth here.

Lauryn Hill Cancels Multiple Tour Dates

A few of The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour dates have been canceled, adding more drama to Ms. Hill’s rocky history with live shows.

The move comes after she left fans at a Toronto show waiting for nearly an hour ahead of her 45-minute set.

The canceled shows include dates in Virginia Beach, Charlotte, Raleigh, St. Petersburg, Florida. Her Miami show, originally scheduled for July 31, was postponed to October 15.

Read more about Lauryn Hill’s show cancellations here.

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DXclusives: RZA, Chika & Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

RZA Talks “Cut Throat City” Film & Explains Why Wu-Tang Is Forever

RZA is slated to release his film Cut Throat City in 2019. In a conversation with HipHopDX, he explained how easy it was to relate to the movie’s main characters, who decide to pull off a major heist after Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans.

“I felt like what these four guys was going through was similar to what we go through in my neighborhood,” he told DX. “Just being men who, based on environment and unfortunate conditions, sometimes is pushed to do acts of desperation.”

Read the full interview with RZA here.

Is Chika The God Female MC We’ve Been Searching For?

DX’s Kyle Eustice explored the idea of viral rapper Chika being a “God” female MC in a new editorial.

“So, to all those complaining that dope female MCs don’t exist anymore — think again,” she opined. “Chika is a prime example of the talent floating around out there and it’s only a matter of time before she’s thrust into the conversation more frequently — and rightfully so.”

Read the full piece on Chika here.

The 10 Most Anticipated Rap Albums For The Rest Of 2018

There have been lots of great album releases in 2018, but there’s plenty more to come. DX looked ahead at the most highly anticipated LPs on the way, including new releases from ScHoolboy Q, Black Star and Meek Mill.

Check out the most anticipated drops here.

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