J. Cole – 1985 lyrics

1985, I arrived
33 years, damn, I’m grateful I survived
We wasn’t s’posed to get past 25
Jokes on you motherf*cker, we alive
All these niggas popping now is young
Everybody say the music they make is dumb
I remember I was 18
Money, n*gger, parties, I was on the same thing
You gotta give a boy a chance to grow some
Everybody talkin’ like they know somethin’ these days
Niggas actin’ woke, but they broke, umm
I respect the struggle but you all frontin’ these days
Man, they barely old enough to drive
To tell them what they should do, who the f*ck am I?
I heard one of em’ dissed me, I’m suprised
I ain’t trippin’, listen good to my reply
Come here lil’ man, let me talk with ya’
See if I can paint for you the larger picture
Congrats ’cause you made it out your mama’s house
I hope you make enough to buy your mom a house
I see your watch icy and your whip foreign
I got some good advice, never quit tourin’
‘Cause that’s the way we eat here in this rap game
I’m f*ckin’ with your funky lil’ rap name
I hear your music and I know that rap’s changed
A bunch of folks would say that that’s a bad thing
‘Cause everything’s commercial and it’s pop now
Trap drums is the sh*t that’s hot now
See, I’ve been on a quest for the next wave
But never mind, that was just a segue
I must say, by your songs I’m unimpressed, hey
But I love to see a Black man get paid
And plus, you havin’ fun and I respect that
But have you ever thought about your impact?
These white kids love that you don’t give a f*ck
‘Cause that’s exactly what’s expected when your skin’s Black
They wanna see you dab, they wanna see you pop a pill
They wanna see you tatted from your face to your heels
And somewhere deep down, f*ck it, I gotta keep it real
They wanna be Black and think your song is how it feels
So when you turn up, you see them turnin’ up too
You hit the next city, collect your money when it’s due
You gettin’ that paper, swimmin’ in bitches, I don’t blame you
You ain’t thinkin’ ’bout the people that’s lookin’ like me and you
True, you got better sh*t to do
You coulda bought a crib with all that bread you done blew
I know you think this type of revenue is never endin’
But I wanna take a minute just to tell you that ain’t true
One day, them kids that’s listening gon’ grow up
And get too old for that sh*t that made you blow up
Now your shows lookin’ light cause they don’t show up
Which unfortunately means the money slow up
Now you scramblin’ and hopin’ to get hot again
But you forgot you only popped ’cause you was ridin’ trends
Now you old news and you goin’ through regrets
‘Cause you never bought that house, but you got a Benz
And a bunch of jewels and a bunch of shoes
And a bunch of fake friends, I ain’t judgin’ you
I’m just tellin’ you what’s probably gon’ happen when you rappin’
‘Bout the type of sh*t you rappin’ ’bout
It’s a faster route to the bottom
I wish you good luck
I’m hoping for your sake that you ain’t dumb as you look
But if it’s really true what people sayin’
And you call yourself playin’ with my name
Then I really know you f*cked, trust
I’ll be around forever ’cause my skills is tip-top
To any amateur niggas that wanna get rocked
Just remember what I told you when your sh*t flop
In five years you gon’ be on Love & Hip-Hop, nigga

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip: How the Royals’ Most Enduring Romance Almost Didn’t Happen

The end came in mid-April. That’s when 14-year-old Willow—the last of Queen Elizabeth II‘s corgis—finally succumbed to cancer.

Since childhood the monarch has owned more than 30 corgis, her infatuation beginning when her father, King George VI, brought Dookie home from a local kennel. And while the queen still has two corgi-dachshund mixes (or “dorgis”) in Vulcan and Candy, Willow—who appeared in the James Bond sketch that opened the 2012 Olympics and on the Vanity Fair cover with the Queen in 2016—was her last remaining home-bred Pembrokeshire Welsh pup. In 2015, adviser Monty Roberts told Vanity Fair, she didn’t want to add to her pack because “she didn’t want to leave any young dog behind. She wanted to put an end to it.”

Man Arrested at Taylor Swift’s NYC Home After Break-In

A man has been arrested after breaking into Taylor Swift‘s New York City apartment on Friday, April 20.

The NYPD tells E! News in a statement that they responded to a report of burglary at approximately 12:30 p.m.

“During the investigation officers arrested Rodger Alvarado, 22, from Florida,” the statement from the NYPD reads. “He is charged with stalking in the 1st, burglary, criminal mischief in the 3rd and criminal trespassing in the 3rd.”

Law enforcement sources told TMZ on Friday that after Alvarado gained entry into Swift’s home, he took a shower and fell asleep in a bed in the apartment.

Ariana Grande Gives Surprise Performance at Coachella Amid Comeback

Ariana Grande‘s comeback continues!

The singer took to the stage on Friday at the 2018 Coachella music festival in Indio, California and gave a short, surprise performance during Kygo‘s set. She performed her new single, “No Tears Left to Cry,” which was released that day, as well as Marvin Gaye‘s “Sexual Healing.” Grande sported a lavender-tinted crimped hair and wore it in her signature high ponytail. She paired the hairstyle with a matching lavender cropped tank top and flared skirt and nude thigh-high boots.

The singer has largely stayed out of the spotlight and off social media for months and had only performed once before this year as she works on new music.

Meghan Markle Wears Green Floral Dress as She Joins Prince Harry at Invictus Games Reception

Later on Saturday, the two attended a 92nd birthday concert for his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II‘s at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Meghan wore a navy Stella McCartney “Stella” cape dress.

“If you’re a fan of Meghan’s clean minimal lines, you were happy with the look this evening with the draping of the Stella McCartney Cape Gown across her shoulders,” Amanda said. “We loved how the look was classic but not boring—the cape added a flair of the dramatic only appropriate for a woman who used to be an actress—and her whimsical addition of an astrological sign purse was divine.”

“Overall, we thought we saw two very different, yet very Meghan looks,” Amanda said. “One was vibrant, colorful and yet still royal engagement appropriate with a black blazer and shoe added, while the other was classic, chic and with a flair for the dramatic only appropriate for the Queen’s Birthday concert. It’s been a busy few days for Meghan and she’s continuing to blow us away with looks that are extremely well styled, fashion-forward and yet still managing to look like she was born to play the role of the soon-to-be Duchess Meghan.”

Macklemore and Wife Tricia Secretly Welcomed Baby No. 2 in March

Congratulations to Macklemore and wife Tricia Davis!

The couple secretly welcomed their second child together, a baby girl, last month. Her name was not revealed.

The 34-year-old Grammy-winning rapper, whose real name is Ben Haggerty, said in an interview with Irish radio station Spin 1038’s Nathan O’Reilly and Nick Karkazis in Dublin that he spent St Patrick’s Day “in the hospital with my brand-new daughter who was born right before St. Patrick’s Day.”

Macklemore and Tricia, who are notoriously private, are already parents to a daughter, Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty. They had also announced her birth, as well as their marriage, on a more than month-long delay.

Back in September, Macklemore revealed that his wife was expecting their second child in an Instagram post. Months later on February 12, Tricia took to Instagram to share a photo with her social media followers of her bare baby bump and let everyone know she had just a few weeks left before she was going to give birth.

Melania Trump Sits Next to Barack Obama at Barbara Bush’s Funeral

Barbara Bush’s son and Former President George W. Bush was photographed pushing 93-year-old dad and former President George H.W. Bush in a wheelchair past Melania Trump, the Obamas and the Clintons. The elder Bush wore a pair of socks decorated with a book pattern to honor his wife of 73 years and her commitment to family literacy, for which she raised over $110 million over the course of over 30 years, his spokesperson said.

Many of the female attendees wore strands of pearls, Barbara Bush’s signature accessory.

Iron Chef’s Cat Cora Marries Nicole Ehlrich

Celebrity chef Cat Cora wed award-winning producer Nicole Ehlrich on Saturday at the Villa Verano Estate in Santa Barbara, Calif., reports Us Weekly.

The Iron Chef star told the publication, “Today was such a magical day. I married the love of my life, Nicole Ehrlich, in front of all of our family and closest friends. To share our love and commitment to one another, alongside our six sons, was a dream come true. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day!”

The outlet also reported that the brides wore dresses from Kleinfeld Bridal with Cora wearing Pnina Tornai and Ehrlich opting for Signore.

Ben Affleck Jokes Chris Hemsworth Can Have Matt Damon as a BFF Because He’s Team Jimmy Kimmel

Watch out Matt Damon, Ben Affleck‘s team Jimmy Kimmel.

Affleck took to Twitter on Friday to respond to a false report that said his longtime BFF Damon has stopped associating himself with him and was instead “buddying up with Chris Hemsworth.”

“Hey @chrishemsworth, you can have him!” Affleck tweeted. “I’m Team @JimmyKimmel anyways.”

For more than a decade, Damon and Kimmel have playfully feuded on TV, although they are friends in real life. Affleck had also showed his support for the talk show host about a decade ago when they starred in a rebuttal to Sarah Silverman‘s Emmy-winning “I’m F–king Matt Damon” Jimmy Kimmel Live! music video.

Hemsworth later responded to Affleck’s tweet with some double shade.

“Sorry mate not my fault! He’s just a big @Marvel fan, not @DCComics. How do you like them apples,” he said, referring to his own role as Thor in Marvel’s Thor and The Avengers movies, Affleck’s role as Batman in Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics’ new superhero films and an iconic line from Good Will Hunting, which won Affleck and Damon a screenwriting Oscar.

Mike Myers Speaks Out After the Death of Austin Powers Co-Star Verne Troyer

Mike Myers is paying tribute to his late Austin Powers; The International Man of Mystery co-star Verne Troyer, who died earlier today. The 49-year-old actor made a name for himself as Dr. Evil’s Mini-Me in the film trilogy, which by Myers.

Ryan Parker, senior staff writer for The Hollywood Reporter, tweeted Myers’ statement following the actor’s passing.

“Verne was the consummate professional and a beacon of positivity for those of us who had the honor of working with him. It is a sad day, bu I hope he’s in a better place. He will be greatly missed.”

In addition to the original 1997 film, Verne, who stood at 2 feet 8 inches, played the mini version of Myers’ arch-nemesis its 1999 sequel Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and the third installment, Austin Powers in Gold Member.

Nikki Bella Ditches Engagement Ring for First Public Appearance Since Split With John Cena

Buh-bye!

Nikki Bella is having a rosé-all-day kind of day at Nirvana Food & Wine’s Rosé Parté on Saturday, less than one week after announcing that she and fiancé John Cena had split, which came just three weeks ahead of the couple’s now-called-off wedding.

The appearance marks the Total Bellas star’s first public outing since the high-profile breakup after six years of dating. It also marks the first time that Nikki has been spotted without her engagement ring since the end of the relationship. The last time Nikki had the 4.5 carat diamond sparkler from Tiffany’s on was April 3 at the premiere of John’s film, Blockers.

The Bella Twins were at the fun-filled event, which was held at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort in Scottsdale, AZ., to promote their wine, Bella Radici, and to co-host the party with celebrity chef Todd English, who is known for his restaurants Fig and Olives.

Shahs of Sunset’s Mercedes ”MJ” Javid Marries Tommy Feight

MJ is a married woman! 

Shahs of Sunset star Mercedes “MJ” Javid tied the knot with longtime boyfriend Tommy Feight, E! News has learned. As we exclusively revealed, the reality TV fixture gathered her closest family, friends and Shahs co-stars for a lavish ceremony held at the Jeremy Hotel in Los Angeles. 

And don’t fret, Bravoholics! Cameras were inside filming the over-the-top spectacle. 

Tommy popped the question in early 2016, who at the time had not been introduced to MJ’s many fans. In the seasons of Shahs of Sunset that followed, viewers got to know the man who stole MJ’s heart and their passionate relationship dynamic. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have Date Night at Queen Elizabeth’s Star-Studded Birthday Concert

They’re matching!

Less than a month away from their royal wedding on May 19, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had a date night on Saturday night at Queen Elizabeth’s star-studded concert in honor of her 92nd birthday, which is today.

The high-profile pair donned matching navy ensembles. Harry opted for a navy blue suit, while the bride-to-be opted for a navy caped dress by Stella McCartney and matching blue suede heels by Manolo Blahnik and a clutch by Naeem Khan. So chic!

The pair were photographed arriving at the event, billed as “The Queen’s Birthday Party,” which was held at Royal Albert Hall in London, England. The Queen, members of the royal family and honored guests attended the celebration.

The members of the royal family included Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Lady Louise Windsor, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence and Prince Edward were all in attendance. Kate Middleton, who is expecting her third child any day, did not attend.

For the event, Britain’s longest-ruling monarch donned a golden ensemble and pearls.

The audience was treated to a jam-packed night of celebrity entertainers like Shawn Mendes, Kylie Minogue, Tom Jones, Shaggy, Sting and more.

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black Have Surprise Baby Shower in London

Milk filmmaker Dustin Lance Black and the British Olympian Tom Daley are celebrating the arrival of their first child with a fun-filled baby shower in London.

The 23-year-old diver and the 43-year-old movie man had a surprise baby shower with friends and family in London on Saturday.

Daley gave fans a peek inside the shower on his Instagram Stories including a selfie with Lance while the two donned matching pairs of “Oh Baby” glasses and rocked some “Daddy to be” sashes. Both carried baby bottles and opted for shirts with funky prints on them.

Daley also posted an Instagram of the soon-to-be dads with the caption, “Surprise shower.”

The party included colorful treats, games, sparkles and various drinks for guests.