Reebok tells TMZ … “Reebok holds our partners to a high standard, and we expect them to live up to the values of our brand. Unfortunately, Rick Ross has failed to do so.”
Reebok goes on: “While we do not believe that Rick Ross condones sexual assault, we are very disappointed he has yet to display an understanding of the seriousness of this issue or an appropriate level of remorse.”
In a recent interview with RapFix Live, Wale soberly discussed the potential impact of his next studio album, as well as his new approach to promotion and music in general:
“I’ve done everything I could do, I’ve said everything I could say. I’ve kissed the babies, I’ve shook the hands – now let’s let the music talk, because I ain’t about to come here and tell y’all exactly how I feel no more. I’mma let it all sing in the music,” he said. “I’m not even gonna do all that other stuff. I’mma talk with the music. Until my album drop, until June 25, I’mma talk loud with the music.”
He’s apparently no longer as concerned about sales, instead focussing on staying true to himself and and being more experimental with his music. Although tightlipped about the project, he did mention that he’s worked with the lead vocalist of R&B band Mint Condition, Stokley Williams. Otherwise, he pretty much advised fans to sit tight and prepare themselves for it.
“I’m giving you music, I’m giving you what the people need,” he said. “I’m tired of y’all rappers like, ‘I got four joints for the ladies, I got two for the club, I got three inspirational,’ … nah, paint a picture, show me wassup.”
Wale’s recently been in the news for some outburts with fans and non-fans alike. While we’ve been seeing the less friendly side of the emcee, what most people would like to see from the MMG artist is music. Not to worry, because the rapper has an album and a mixtape on the way.
The D.C. native recently had an interview with Philly’s Power 99 and discussed what he has coming up. “I’m dropping my third solo album first, then a couple months after I’ll probably drop the Nothing project,” he said. “I’m very creative, I’m knee deep in that joint. It’s kind of like a persona; thing; I design my records and the sound a certain way for two different projects.” On top of these two solo projects, Wale has confirmed a joint mixtape with Meek Mill, which should be arriving after his LP and mixtape.
Although Wale has been criticized for turning to a more commercial or mainstream sound since signing with MMG, the rapper denied this during the interview, and says his upcoming album sounds “very, very soulful.” On his involvement in his projects as far as producing goes, he says, “I’m not producing per say, but I’m orchestrating the sound and sequencing,” he says of his involvement in his projects.
Wale said of the negative remarks regarding his sound, “I don’t think I ever really changed. My first album was ‘as commercial’ if not more so than the second one.”
Wale and Meek Mill take the stage by storm as they perform at the House of Blues during Grammy Weekend in Los Angeles. Here Wale links up with Tiara Thomas to perform his latest single “Bad”
Fort Lauderdale Police are on the case after a shooting resulted in a Rolls Royce crashing into an apartment building early Monday. While no one was injured, the victims names are currently being withheld for their safety, but witnesses report that rapper Rick Ross was in the Rolls.
The police say that the car was traveling eastbound on Las Olas when shots were fired from another vehicle. In an attempt to escape, the Rolls crashed into the building at 311 Southeast 15th Avenue. The two passengers were not injured.
Police are still looking for the gunman.
New reports confirm that Rick Ross was in the Rolls Royce Phantom that was hit by gunfire early this morning, and was in fact behind the wheel. The passenger has also been identified as Shateria L. Moragne-el, a female companion of Ross’. The rapper was reportedly traveling from his birthday party at Miami’s LIV Nightclub. Today marks Ross’ 37th birthday.
Police are still on the lookout for the gunmen.
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Rick Ross, Wale, and Meek Mill have announced The MMG Tour with special guest Machine Gun Kelly. The two month nationwide tour kicks off November 2 in Columbus, OH and will make 23-stops across the United States ending off December 2 in San Diego, California. Hit the jump for the full list of tour dates.
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