Nick Cannon says he’s got beef with Travis Scott performing at SB LIII ’cause the dude hasn’t proven he truly cares about black culture … and Kylie Jenner is one big example.
The ‘Wild ‘N Out’ host was chopping it up with Raquel Harper for a new episode of BET’s “Raq Rants,” where he explained why he’s troubled that Travis was booked to play the Super Bowl halftime show. On the other hand, Outkast’s Big Boi getting the gig doesn’t bother Nick a bit.
Nick — who supports Colin Kaepernick — says BB has proven over the course of his career that he’s for the culture … so, Nick’s good with him appearing in his native Atlanta to balance Maroon 5. But, according to Nick, Travis hasn’t passed that litmus test.
Check out Nick’s rationale on why Trav — in his eyes, anyway — doesn’t seem to be for black people and black causes … and what he needs to do to get there. Spoiler … knocking up Kylie definitely didn’t help his cause.
See his full interview on “Raq Rants,” Tuesday night at 11 PM on BET. If you’re on the West Coast and have Dish or DirecTV, it’s on at 8 PM.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has a message for Conor McGregor — Want a rematch? Get in line.
The UFC superstar touched down in Australia with his crew on Wednesday where he was swarmed by local media and fans.
Khabib was super cool with everyone — taking selfies and talking with people — but the headline here is the trash-talk directed at McGregor.
One of the reporters asked if Conor should get the rematch — to which Khabib smirked and said, “Rematch for what?!”
The reporter brought up all the talking Conor did before their fight at UFC 229 back in October — Khabib again shot back with an insult.
“Before last fight he talked too. But, when we go inside the cage, he don’t do nothing.”
Of course, Khabib mauled Conor before McGregor tapped out in the 4th round.
Despite Khabib’s position, UFC boss Dana White told TMZ Sports he IS working on the rematch and it should go down in 2019 … if everything goes according to plan.
The two had been trading barbs on social media recently — with Khabib posting a video clip showing him strangling McGregor with the caption, “You will live with this shame all your life #tapmachine.”
Common says he loves Travis Scott — but really wishes the guy would PULL OUT of the Super Bowl halftime show over the way the league has treated Colin Kaepernick.
“I ain’t with supporting the NFL,” Common told us … “They don’t really support black people.”
“Kaepernick said he’s standing up for people who are being shot down, black and brown. The NFL basically blackballed him. They’ve shown how they feel about us for real.”
Common says he respects the NFL players — his beef is squarely with the owners.
As for Travis Scott, Common says … “He’s a dope dude, but I really don’t want to support none of that stuff.”
“Travis is doing what he’s gotta do … I feel like man, I wish he wouldn’t [do the halftime show] to be honest.”
Common says he has great respect for artists like Rihanna who have reportedly turned down the NFL in a show of support to Colin.
“All I know is that I’m supporting Kaepernick,” Common added … “I just want you to know that.”
As we previously reported, Travis Scott reached out to Colin to discuss the Super Bowl halftime show before he officially signed on.
The two men had a cordial conversation but Colin explained why he would NOT give Travis his blessing to perform.
Travis negotiated with the NFL to have $ 500,000 donated to Van Jones‘ social justice organization in exchange for his participation — and ultimately, Scott felt it was worth it.
Demi Lovato looked almost angelic while ringing in the New Year, clearly sticking to her new battle cry — to never take another day for granted.
The singer and her BF, Henry Levy, celebrated the New Year in Aspen. She was all smiles and dressed to the nines — flowy, long white fur coat (we know, can’t tell if it’s real or faux) with boots and a very color-poppin’ Hermes Birkin bag.
Demi’s jewelry choices might also raise eyebrows — she’s rocking a diamond ring on her left ring finger — y’know, that one. It doesn’t look very engagement-y, and the relationship is only a couple months old — but stranger things have happened.
In any event, it’s clear Demi’s leaving her tumultuous 2018 in the rearview mirror by looking like a million bucks in 2019.