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Blake Shelton denies shading Lil Nas X in Trace Adkins duet referencing ‘Old Town Road’

Despite Lil Nas X smashing records left and right with “Old Town Road” and Billy Ray Cyrus, not everyone is a fan.

Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins‘ collaboration, “Hell Right,” references the county-rap hit, and their sentiments about the song seem less than flattering.

In “Hell Right,” Shelton, 43, sings, “Then the girl from the small town took off the ‘Old Town,’ put on a little Hank Jr.” Adkins, 57, then quips, “Thank God.”

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Still, “The Voice” judge denied, through his rep, that he was shading Lil Nas X.

“It’s absolutely not throwing any kind of shade at Lil Nas X at all,” Shelton’s rep told Variety in a statement on Friday. “Blake says this literally has nothing to do with anything at all except how much the song is played. It could have been ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ or any other (overplayed) song.”

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(Left to right) Trace Adkins is pictured with Lil Nas X and Blake Shelton. In Adkins’ and Shelton’s duet, “Hell Right,” they reference Lil Nas X’s smash hit “Old Town Road,” but deny that they were insulting the country-rap phenomenon. (Getty, File)

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Shelton’s rep added, “Blake talked to Billy Ray and he thought it was funny.”

Shelton previously told Billboard of the track, “You can raise hell, or you can raise hell right. It’s about cutting loose and having fun the right way. I spend a lot of time in Los Angeles these days, but when I hear songs like this on the radio, I am immediately thinking about being back home and what I’d be doing if I was there. The first time I heard ‘God’s Country’ I was on my ranch in Oklahoma. As a guy who actually lives this lifestyle, ‘Hell Right’ hits me in the soul now just as much as ‘God’s Country’ did then.”

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Neither Shelton nor Adkins actually wrote the lyric. The barnburner was penned by David Garcia, Brett Tyler and Michael Hardy.

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Carolina Panthers’ Eric Reid slams Jay-Z as ‘despicable’ over NFL ownership rumors: when has he ‘ever taken a knee’?

Carolina Panthers’ safety Eric Reid slammed rapper Jay-Z as “despicable” Friday night after rumors swirled that the once supporter of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick would be part-owner of an NFL team, adding that the Roc Nation founder had no grounds to suggest that players were “past kneeling” during the national anthem.

Following a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, Reid continued to blast the music mogul’s newly announced partnership with the league aimed at strengthening the “community through music and the NFL’s Inspire Change initiative.”

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Reid, who was the first teammate of Kaepernick to kneel during the national anthem in the 2016 season, was addressing a recent TMZ report that claimed Jay-Z is set to have a “significant ownership interest” in a team “in the near future.”

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Carolina Panthers’ Eric Reid (25) kneels during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)

“Jay-Z claimed to be a supporter of Colin, wore his jersey, told people not to perform at the Superbowl because of the treatment that the NFL did to Colin and now he’s going to be a part owner? It’s kind of despicable,” he told reporters inside the locker room.

Reid initially took issue with the partnership on Twitter where he questioned the timing of the announcement because of the recent controversy over Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross hosting a fundraiser for President Trump.

He accused the NFL in a tweet Thursday of getting to “hide behind his (Jay-Z’s) black face” to cover up “blackballing” Kaepernick.

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He doubled down on this sentiment Friday night: “For Jay- Z to come in and partner to address social justice, do it behind Colin’s back, get paid to do it and now he has a stake in an NFL team is just, I don’t have words.”

Reid also took issue with remarks Jay-Z made during a press conference with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell where he said that “we’ve moved past kneeling” during the national anthem.

“When has Jay-Z ever taken a knee to come out and tell us we’re past kneeling? Yes, he’s done a lot of great work, a lot of great social justice work, but for you to get paid to go into an NFL press conference and say that we’re past kneeling, again, asinine.”

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Reid and Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL stating that owners were “blackballing” them because they decided to kneel during the national anthem. Reid signed with the Panthers in the middle of last season and the grievance was settled in February.

The Panthers went on to lose Friday’s preseason game against the bills 27 -14. They will go on to play the New England Patriots Thursday night.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.

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Lil Nas X country-rap smash ‘Old Town Road’ divides CMA Awards voters

Though Lil Nas X has broken chart records and become a streaming juggernaut with his breakout country rap hit “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus, the song faces an uphill challenge to get a nomination for a CMA award.

Ballots have gone out for nominations for the Country Music Association Awards, but some voters are struggling to decide how to recognize the musical phenomenon of the year, which has become the longest-running No. 1 song in the history of Billboard’s Hot 100.

Billboard decided “Old Town Road” wasn’t a country song and pulled it off country charts early on, but the song made enough of an impact anyway that it became eligible for a number of CMA categories this year, including single of the year and song of the year. CMA voters, which include musicians, producers, songwriters, touring professionals, country radio employees and others, vote in three ballots with the final nominations typically being announced in late August or early September. The award show will air Nov. 13.

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But there are already signs that the song isn’t getting wide support. It failed to get enough votes in the major song categories. The song only earned enough votes to be considered in the musical event category on the second ballot, which went out to voters Monday.

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Lil Nas X visits the Country Hits Radio studios on July 04, 2019 in London. The rapper’s smash “Old Town Road” has CMA Awards voters divided on whether it’s “country” enough to qualify for a trophy.

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Shane McAnally, one of country’s biggest hit-makers who has written for Sam Hunt, Kacey Musgraves, Kenny Chesney and more, said he’s been impressed with the way the song has resonated with fans, but it never felt country to him.

“I just think country people do not see that as a country song,” said McAnally, who is co-president of Monument Records and one of three producers on NBC’s song competition series, “Songland.” ″Pop listeners think it’s a country song.”

The song’s genreless approach by mixing trap beats with a Nine Inch Nails sample and Western-themed lyrics appealed to millennials on TikTok but took Nashville’s music industry by surprise. While pop, rap and rock artists have gotten CMA nominations before, it’s a lot harder to earn a nomination without broad support among Nashville’s labels and country radio.

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Nelly was nominated for musical event in 2013 with Florida Georgia Line for “Cruise,” but that was a country song with a rapper added to the remix. Nelly’s earlier collaboration with Tim McGraw on “Over and Over” in 2004, which was primarily promoted as a rap song, did not earn any nominations from the CMAs.

“I will be shocked if it makes the final ballot,” McAnally said of “Old Town Road.”

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Still McAnally pointed out that non-country acts can still surprise at the CMA Awards, such as when John Denver, largely considered a pop-folk artist, won entertainer of the year in 1975, prompting Charlie Rich to set fire to the card with Denver’s name during the broadcast.

David Macias, president of Nashville-based entertainment company Thirty Tigers, which works with Americana artists like Jason Isbell and John Prine, said Billboard’s decision to not classify the song as country probably just reinforced CMA voters who weren’t inclined to vote for it anyway.

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“I haven’t really decided what I am going to do where that’s concerned,” Macias said. “There’s no doubt it’s the musical cultural phenomenon of the year. I am on the fence on whether or not it sits in there. It deserves some recognition, and frankly no matter what happens on the voting part, it will be interesting to see what the CMA does.”

Hunter Kelly, a veteran country music journalist, was surprised that the song didn’t get enough early votes for single of the year, but he said its qualifications for the musical event category seemed undeniable.

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“If you talk about a musical event, it’s still 19 weeks at No. 1,” Kelly said. “It’s the all-time No. 1 on the Hot 100, so as a musical event, it totally deserves a nomination.”

During the voting period, labels or management agencies often engage in lobbying efforts that include advertisements in music industry publications. Representatives for Lil Nas X’s label, Columbia Records, did not respond to the AP for comment about the CMA voting.

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Kelly said that since “Old Town Road” didn’t originate in Nashville and Lil Nas X is not signed to a Nashville label, there are fewer voters emotionally or financially invested in seeing it nominated.

At the very least, “Old Town Road” has proved that lightning can strike twice in the same place with the re-introduction of Billy Ray Cyrus to a new generation, McAnally said. The mullet-wearing Cyrus was last nominated for a CMA in 1992 when he won single of the year for his own ubiquitous, danceable hit “Achy Breaky Heart.”

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“That’s pretty crazy,” McAnally mused. “He wasn’t going away. You can’t discount that.”

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Lil Nas X hit ‘Old Town Road’ makes Billboard charts history

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Lil Nas X is galloping his way to two new records on the Billboard charts thanks to the massive success of “Old Town Road.”

The song that beat out Mariah Carey and “Despacito” to become the longest-running No. 1 hit in the history of the Hot 100 chart has now set records on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs and Hot rap songs charts, respectively.

Old Town Road,” which features Billy Ray Cyrus and is spending its 19th week at No. 1, surpasses the record set by Drake’s “One Dance” on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart. Drake’s track spent 18 weeks at No.1.

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On the Hot rap songs chart, where Lil Nas X’s county-rap tune is also spending its 19th week on top, the 20-year-old beats the record set by Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” and Missy Elliott’s “Hot Boyz.” The latter three songs each spent 18 weeks at No.1.

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Last month Lil Nas X’s viral song became the most successful No. 1 song of all-time when it reached its 17th week at No. 1 on the all-genre Hot 100 chart — Billboard’s main chart for singles — surpassing the 16-week record held by Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” and Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber’s “Despacito.”

“Old Town Road” is now spending its 19th week on top of the Hot 100 chart.

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Lil Nas X’s song, which has achieved most of its success through audio streaming, was originally a solo song but he added Cyrus to the track. The song also has remix versions featuring Diplo, Young Thug, Mason Ramsey and BTS, and Billboard counts the original song and its remixes as one when calculating chart position, thus helping “Old Town Road” stay on top.

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A$AP Rocky attends Kanye West’s Sunday service after being freed from Swedish prison

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A$AP Rocky turned to prayer two days after being released from a Swedish prison.

The 30-year-old rapper attended Kanye West’s Sunday Service this weekend, where he was spotted chatting with West and Kendall Jenner, whom Rocky was rumored to have dated in 2017.

Ahead of Sunday Service, Rocky posed for a photo with Tony Williams, who frequently performs at West’s weekly spiritual gathering.

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Rocky landed in Los Angeles Saturday morning after a 33-day stay behind bars in Sweden. The “Praise the Lord” rapper has vowed never return to Sweden, where on Aug. 14 a judge will announce a verdict on charges Rocky and his crew brutally assaulted a man during a street brawl in Stockholm.

Upon arriving back in the US, Rocky thanked his friends, family and fans on social media for their support while he was imprisoned.

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“THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART TO ALL OF MY FANS, FRIENDS AND ANYONE ACROSS THE GLOBE WHO SUPPORTED ME DURING THESE LAST FEW WEEKS I CANT BEGIN TO DESCRIBE HOW GRATEFUL I AM FOR ALL OF YOU THIS HAS BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT AND HUMBLING EXPERIENCE I WANT TO THANK THE COURT FOR ALLOWING ME BLADI AND THOTO TO RETURN TO OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL OF THE LOVE AND SUPPORT,” he captioned a photo of himself wearing his signature babushka.

This article originally appeared on Page Six.

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Chance the Rapper has spent $30G on Postmates since 2014

Chance the Rapper has “no problem” dropping money on delivery.

Since 2014, the Chicago-born rapper, 26, has racked up a $30,000 Postmates bill, including $4,000 in tips.

Chance, who has a second baby on the way, frequently orders children’s essentials, including baby wipes, blankets and diapers.

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According to the company, he regularly treats his team to baked goods while working in the studio, “specifically fresh croissants, coffee and cake to share with everyone.” When he’s done working, it’s playtime, so he ordered “the best games” for his pre-Grammys party in 2017, which included UNO, Connect Four and Twister.

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Like everyone else, Chance, whose new album “The Big Day” released on Friday, has ordered a lot fast food over the years, but has made some specific requests.

“*Please read carefully* Big Mac Meal with cheese only, as well as lettuce and extra cheese, (should be two slices of American cheese and only cheese and lettuce). Large Fries and a Sprite for the drink, thanks!” he requested from McDonald’s one night.

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He also ordered Chicago-staple Portillo’s Hot Dogs once every two days for a month.

Chance’s smallest order ever was a $1.32 bunch of fresh cilantro, but went big with a $439.97 iPad Mini from Apple.

And they say you can’t have it all.

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Kamala Harris disses Trump for ‘misuse of power’ in rapper’s case

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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., slammed President Trump for his ongoing involvement in bringing home American rapper A$AP Rocky after being lobbied by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, calling his actions a “misuse of power.”

At the NAACP Convention’s presidential candidate forum, the 2020 hopeful was asked by moderator and CNN commentator April Ryan to weigh in on the case.

“As president, how would you handle the A$AP Rocky case in Sweden?” Ryan began. “How will you use your power to make sure misuse of power doesn’t happen in cases like this, and that this case would stay in the State Department and not go to the White House?”

“There’s no question that this White House is, has been playing politics with his role of leadership, and it has to end,” Harris responded.

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After reiterating her attacks against Trump and using a “rap sheet” to “prosecute the case” against his reelection, Ryan followed by asking if this case was “another piece on the rap sheet of Donald Trump, this misuse of power in the A$AP Rocky case.”

“Yes,” Harris answered.

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A$AP Rocky was detained earlier this month for his involvement in a street fight, which he had claimed he was fighting in self-defense. High-profile figures like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West brought the case to Trump’s attention last week, hoping his involvement will free Rocky.

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Rapper Future’s bodyguard sucker punched by disgruntled fan who was denied selfie, reports say

A British tourist allegedly sucker punched a bodyguard for American rapper Future at the airport on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza earlier this week after the star declined to pose for a selfie, according to reports.

TMZ, which originally reported on the attack, said a group of 10 men approached the “Turn On the Lights” artist Monday and asked for a selfie. The site reported that Future declined, telling the men: “Not today, guys.”

At that point, the men hurled racially abusive remarks at the rapper. That prompted his security to step in and confront the group before one of them hit the bodyguard from behind.

The attackers are seen on the video celebrating after the punch.

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The cameraman can be heard saying: “Future’s guy is out. Future’s bodyguard, Future’s bodyguard, he’s sleeping.”

He adds: “After all the hard talk you know. He got sparked. No way. No way.”

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A British tourist allegedly sucker-punched the bodyguard of Future, a famous American rapper, at an Ibiza airport last week after the disgruntled fan didn’t get to pose for a selfie with the hip hop star, according to reports.(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)

The rapper posted on Instagram about the incident, saying: “Basically these fake goons ask to suck my d— for a picture I told ’em NOOOOO…apparently they get angry and do sum sucker s—.”

“I left the airport, they edit the video they filmed and sent it to blogs real real tuf guys,” Future went on. “What they did to security I didn’t see period, I’m not a witness to anything … Leave me out anything having to do with this incident.”

The Sun reported that police in Ibiza have not said whether any members of the group have been identified or arrested.

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The paper added that the bodyguard was later helped to his feet by passers-by. His condition was not immediately known.

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Rapper Tay-K sentenced to 55 years in prison for murder of Texas man, 21

Rapper Taymore “Tay-K” McIntyre was sentenced Tuesday to 55 years in prison for his role in the 2016 shooting death of a Texas man during a robbery gone wrong.

McIntyre, who was just 16 at the time, was tried as an adult. He was convicted Friday of murder and was sentenced to 55 years in addition to a $10,000 fine for charges related to the death of 21-year-old Ethan Walker.

He was also found guilty on three counts of aggravated robbery and sentenced to 30 years in prison for one charge and an additional 13 years each for the two remaining charges, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. These sentences are set to run concurrently with his murder sentence.

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Prosecutors said that McIntyre, now 19, was the mastermind behind the robbery, organizing it and recruiting the man who ultimately shot and killed Walker.

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This undated photo provided by the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office shows Taymor McIntyre. The Tarrant County jury on Friday, July 19, 2019, found 19-year-old McIntyre of Arlington guilty for his role in the death of 21-year-old Ethan Walker at Walker’s home in Mansfield, southeast of Fort Worth. (Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

During the trial, prosecutors attempted to shed light on McIntyre’s violent tendencies, pointing to two separate incidents he is wanted in that allegedly occurred while he fled from authorities in the Walker case.

According to the Star-Telegram, McIntyre cut his ankle monitor while on house arrest and fled to Elizabethtown, New Jersey where his record label was said to be based out of.

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He reportedly was involved in Arlington robbery that left one person severely injured in May 2017. He also faces a capital murder charge in San Antonio for the fatal April 2017 shooting of a photographer.

McIntyre became known for his 2017 single “The Race” which appeared on Billboard’s Hot 100. According to Rolling Stone Magazine, it was based off his escape from house arrest. He was arrested by U.S. Marshals the day after the video for the song was released.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Sweden should treat A$AP Rocky ‘with respect’: US State Department

The US State Department has weighed in on the treatment of A$AP Rocky by Swedish authorities after the rapper was arrested in Stockholm for an alleged attack that took place late last month, a report said.

Secretary Mike Pompeo has been briefed about the detainment of A$AP Rocky — real name Rakim Mayers — as the “A$AP Forever” rapper is being held in a Swedish prison pending charges, according to Politico.

“There are certainly some facts about the arrest and detention that raise concerns,” a State Department spokesperson said.

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A$AP Rocky is seen wearing batik shirt outside Loewe during Paris Fashion Week – Menswear Spring/Summer 2020 on June 22, 2019 in Paris. A$AP Rocky was detained in Sweden after an alleged street fight. (Getty)

“We expect all governments, including Sweden, to treat American citizens fairly and with respect. We hope to see ASAP Rocky and his colleagues back on tour and reunited with friends and family soon.”

Rocky was in Stockholm for the Smash music festival on June 30 when an altercation took place.

Swedish prosecutors have until Friday to decide whether to prosecute the rapper.

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If a decision is not made by Friday the prosecutor can file an extension and the courts will “then decide whether to accept the extension of the period or not.”

This article originally appeared in Page Six.

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