The big news in hip-hop this week was the engagement of Kanye West to his girlfriend Kim Kardashian. Kanye, of course, proposed to Kim in front of the pair’s friends and family at an extravagant party held at AT&T Park in San Fransisco. The news of the couple’s engagement dominated the headlines this week as the media speculated about their wedding plans and fawned at their engagement video.
In other news, Jay Z was petitioned to drop his involvement with luxury department story Barneys, Lupe Fiasco and Childish Gambino squared off on Twitter, Diddy launched his new Revolt TV cable channel venture and both Young Scooter and Chief Keef were released from incarceration.
Here are top hip-hop headlines of the week!
After giving birth to a child together back in June, Kanye and Kim officially got engaged to be married on Monday.
After a pair of alleged racial-profiling incidents occurred involving a pair of black customers at Barneys New York this week, Jay Z was petitioned by Change.org to drop his association with the luxury department store. No word if Jay Z will acquiesce to the group’s pressure for him to drop the company.
After Childish Gambino went on the Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club on Thursday and accused Lupe Fiasco of “sneak dissing” him, Lupe Fiasco took to Twitter to diss Gambino himself.
After serving 10 days in jail, Cheef Keef was given an early release for good behavior.
Brick Squad-affiliated rapper Young Scooter was released from prison on Wednesday after serving a six-month bid in prison for a probation violation.
Ja Rule made unexpected headlines this week when rumors surfaced that he was planning to release a cook filled with recipes for your microwave.
From the steps of Biggie’s childhood home in Brooklyn, Diddy officially launched his new cable television channel, Revolt TV.