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Doja Cat Throws Shade Directly At Tekashi 69 On Ariana Grande’s New ’34+35′ Remix

When Ariana Grande teased two mystery guests who would join her on a remix of “34+35,” fans came up with plenty of theories and were partially right. While the guess of Nicki Minaj turned out to be inaccurate, they were correct about Doja Cat, who appears on the track alongside Grande and Megan Thee Stallion. Those weren’t the only three names on the song, though, as Doja managed to sneak a Tekashi 69 diss into her verse.

Doja kicks off her contribution to the track, “Can we stay up all night? F*ck a jet lag / You bring your fine ass and overnight bag / Add up the numbers or get behind that / Play and rewind that, listen, you’ll find that / I want that six-nine without Tekashi / And I want your body and I make it obvious.”

Doja and Tekashi have had a bit of beef in the past. After some controversial old Doja lyrics generated controversy towards the start of 2020, Tekashi called for her to be cancelled. In the comments of an Instagram post, Tekashi wrote, “She started with the wrong one… give me till tomorrow #canceldoja.” He wrote elsewhere, “Someone called her Doja Dog.” Doja didn’t respond at the time, but now she got her dig in.

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Let’s Talk About Those Easter Eggs In The ‘WandaVision’ Commercials From The Disney+ Premiere Episodes

(Spoilers from Marvel Studios and Disney+’s WandaVision will be found below.)

Disney+ premiered WandaVision‘s first two episodes, which were a retro dream that conjured up visions of The Dick Van Dyke Show and Bewitched. The leads were all-in on the vibe with Elizabeth Olsen gamely throwing herself into what’s (tragically) Wanda Maximoff’s fantasy world and Paul Bettany showing off his comic timing that’s too perfect for words; and then there’s Kathryn Hahn’s nosy neighbor, whose identity has probably been figured out by Marvel fans already. A reference to Vision’s so-called “indestructible head” will hit Infinity War viewers right in the feels, but we’re gonna jump past that right now to talk about those Easter Eggs, which are wrapped within the retro commercials that play around the halfway mark of each episode.

Those commercials feel like they’re drawn straight from Wanda’s memories, as if they’re intrusions into the perfect life in suburbia that she’d hope to craft (complete with a pregnancy, and I’m interested to see whether that development will follow the same path as the comics). Overall, these first two episodes were a nice departure from the action-heavy MCU (things got better with balance in terms of character dynamics as the Infinity Saga progressed, but the film where Wanda debuted, Age Of Ultron, was not a strong point). And clearly, Wanda cannot escape her past. Also, SWORD is apparently trying to communicate with her (we’ll talk about that later), but those retro commercials made direct references to Wanda’s traumatic origins (although it still feels like they’re not doing the comic book thing where she’s Magneto’s daughter). It’s sinister stuff, all wrapped up in shiny, sitcom exteriors. Ominous!

1. Stark Industries

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This commercial for the “Toastmate 2000” is almost terrifying when one considers that this is the first flash of color that we see on WandaVision. Color seems to pop in as intrusions from reality rear their heads, and here, we receive a nod not only to the MCU at large but an unsettling utterance about this machine from Stark Industries: “Forget the past, this is your future.” The couple who appears in this commercial also pops up in the next one, and this could be a nod to the death of Wanda’s parents. Certainly, that red blinking light does nothing to discourage thoughts of a bomb, and that’s exactly how the parents of Wanda and Pietro died: via a Stark Industry missile attack on their home country of Sokovia. They ain’t just talking about toast here, and it’s bleak, for sure.

2. Strucker/HYDRA

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Wanda’s past as a HYDRA test subject comes back to haunt her here with this reference to Strücker, maker of this watch and another haunting slogan: “He’ll make time for you.” The HYDRA logo flashes into view, and again, the actors might be Wanda’s parents. This spot’s a reference to Baron Strücker, who we learn (in Age of Ultron) performed experiments on Wanda and Pietro. That’s also how she got her superpowers, and perhaps this commercial also hints that HYDRA has some future designs for her, too. It’s also worth remembering that Wanda’s powers were unlocked by the Scepter (which, of course, brings in the Mind Stone and Vision). We see her resulting powers (telekinesis, energy projection, and so on) used for humorous effect so far on WandaVision, but the good times can’t last too long with all these ominous hints already dropping into view.

Meanwhile, there’s those SWORD intrusions.

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Those insistent, busting-into moments from reality into Wanda’s new world simply won’t stop. Between the radio calls, the helicopter (with a telltale logo), and the beekeeper (also logo-ing and freaking the couple out) who emerges from a manhole (Wanda’s “no” utterance was damn powerful), it’s clear that SWORD is trying to reach her, but she shuts it all out — for the time being. The acronym stands for the Sentient Weapon Observation and Response Division, and WandaVision will bring the organization into live action, but it sources from the comics and relates to The X-Men, so maybe we’ll see some Magneto references and/or other mutant action after all. SWORD is likely where Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) — who will play the grown version of Captain Marvel‘s Monica Rambeau, who might become Captain Marvel one day — will come into play in the series. It might also have something to do with Randall Park’s FBI Agent (from Ant-Man and the Wasp), Jimmy Woo, who will also surface in the show.

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All of the HYDRA and SWORD references drop plenty of hints on where this show might go, and overall (and in spite of those very long credits), it’s a promising start to Disney+’s first MCU TV series and Phase Four. Damn, it’s cool to see some fresh live-action Marvel Studios content again.

‘WandaVision’ will stream new episodes each Friday.

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Pusha T And Vince Staples Kick Off Their 2021 Campaigns Beside Divine On ‘Jungle Mantra’

After. a fairly quiet 2020, fans are hoping things will be much different for Pusha T and Vince Staples. Both haven’t revealed anything concrete in terms of a 2021 album, but the hope is both are hard at work in the booth. Despite this, the rappers’ latest guest verses provide a great beginning to the new year. They both brought their talents to Indian-born rapper and Mass Appeal signee Divine for their new collaboration, “Jungle Mantra.”

Vince Staples leads the way with a verse focused on making sure he gets to every dime that is meant to come his way. Divine then takes the middle verse with a string of bars delivered in Hindu before Pusha T closes it off by highlighting some of the differences between the poor and rich class in the world. The trio’s new track is set to appear in the upcoming Netflix film, White Tiger which debuts on the streaming platform next Friday, January 22. The film is based on the 2008 novel by Aravind Adiga and features direction from Ramin Bahrani.

Both Pusha T and Vince Staples’ last albums came in 2018. The former’s project was his Daytona release, which was centered in controversy and helped escalate tensions between him and Drake. Last year, he teased not one, not two, but three projects in the works with production from Madlib, The Neptunes, Kanye West, and Tyler The Creator spread out amongst them. As for Vince, his FM! album from 2018 was a rather concise project that was still met with positive reviews. It’s the hope that he too will make their returns to the music world in 2021 having laying low for the past year and a half.

Listen to “Divine Manta” in the video above.

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Stephen Colbert Used Jared And Ivanka’s Toilet Controversy As An Excuse To Dump On The Couple

In what is obviously the biggest news story of the week, the Washington Post reported on Thursday that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner refused to let their Secret Service detail use any of the half-dozen toilets in the couple’s house. Because if there’s one group of people I want to piss off (pun intended?), it’s the men and women who are literally protecting my life. “It’s the first time I ever heard of a Secret Service detail having to go to these extremes to find a bathroom,” a law enforcement official told the Post, referring to the agents previously having to use a garage bathroom nearby at — as if this story wasn’t incredible enough already — Barack and Michelle Obama’s house.

“For those of you who think you couldn’t dislike Jared and Ivanka more, we have an important update,” Stephen Colbert said during yesterday’s episode of The Late Show, recounting the details of the toilet controversy (two words that should never appear in the same sentence). “Although I do understand the Kushners’ toilets might be very busy right now with Jared and Ivanka flushing their social lives and political futures down them.” Colbert was particularly delighted by the agents being banned from the Obama’s bathroom after a Secret Service supervisor from the Trump/Kushner detail left an “unpleasant mess” at some point in 2017,” joking, “You messed up Barack Obama’s bathroom?! Come on, the man is retired! He’s literally too old for this sh*t!”

The Late Show host admits that he was “not a fan of this couple before, but it seems particularly douchey of Jared and Ivanka not to let Secret Service in their bathrooms. I’m just saying, these are men and women who literally would take a bullet for you. The least you can do is let them take a leak.” You can watch the clip above.

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Phoebe Bridgers’ Perfect New Tattoo Is Of The Sword And Note A Fan Gave Her After A Show

For a lot of people, tattoos are an intensely personal thing, meaning that there needs to be a strong inspiration behind the ink before it hits the skin. Phoebe Bridgers just got a new tattoo, and it’s definitely based on a moving experience that she shared in 2019. Bridgers posted a photo of the new ink, which depicts a sword stabbed through a piece of paper. Bridgers wrote on Instagram, “a fan brought me a note with a sword stabbed into it after a show and someone else got a tattoo of it so I did too.”

Bridgers touched on the backstory in her description, but to recap: In March 2019, while speaking out against Ryan Adams, Bridgers revealed on Twitter, “I was on tour with Ryan on women’s day a few years ago and he got every woman on the crew a sword except for me.” That tale stuck with one of Bridgers’ fans, so following a show soon after Bridgers’ tweet, the fan left Bridgers a sword. It was stabbed through a note that read, “To protec, To attacc, To look f*cking tight as hecc. Phoebe, I hope you like this (real, authentic) sword. You don’t need it, but you deserve it. Thanks for sharing your sad songs with us.” Bridgers shared a photo of the gift and wrote, “someone left this for me after the show last night I’m not crying you’re crying.” Now, nearly two years later, the impact of that moment apparently still resonates with Bridgers in a significant way, enough for her to memorialize it on her skin.

Usually, it’s fans who get tattoos inspired by their favorite artists, not the other way around. That said, it looks like Bridgers recently helped a fan get some ink inspired by her: Somebody tweeted at Bridgers, “phoebe write i buried a hatchet its coming up lavender in a piece of paper so i can get it tattoed challenge,” and a week later, Bridgers provided the written “Smoke Signals” lyric as requested.

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Here’s Everything That’s New On Netflix This Week, Including More ‘Disenchantment,’ A Super Soldier, And A Serial Killer

Netflix continues to churn out an unbelievable amount of fresh content to keep everyone entertained while the chaos of the outside world continues to swirl around us. This week’s lineup is both light and heavy, including more from Matt Groening getting medieval, a few documentaries about the drug trade and a notorious serial killer who plagued 1980s Los Angeles, and Anthony Mackie being the super-serum sucking soldier for a change. Let’s not forget about the non-original series that are weaving in and out of Netflix’s coffers as well (because we listed those for you, too).

Here’s everything else coming to (and leaving) the streaming platform this week.

Disenchantment: Season 3 (Netflix series streaming 1/15)

Matt Groening of The Simpsons fame (and more) is still cranking away on this adult animated comedy fantasy series that digs into the many misadventures of boozy and feisty characters, including ogres, mermaids, walruses, and even human fools while exploring Dreamland. In this batch of episodes, the hard-drinking Princess Bean continues to explore her own destiny and identity as she comes into power. Her friends are all striking out into new lands but love coming home, and don’t worry, Bean’s personal demon, Luci, and feisty elf companion, Elfo, are still a big focus. Come for the voice work from Abbi Jacobson, Eric Andre, Nat Faxon, John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery; stay for the mature animated escapism.

Outside The Wire: Season 3 (Netflix film streaming 1/15)

Sorry to disappoint, but this show has nothing to do with The Wire. It does, however, star Anthony Mackie back in action mode, which is one of many wonderful ways to see him, an android military officer, who must locate a doomsday device before the bad guys can get their hands on it, and all hell breaks loose. Damson Idris co-stars as a drone pilot who assists Mackie’s cyborg, and they’re both in full-on action mode.

Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer: Season 3 (Netflix limited series streaming 1/13)

This spellbinding docuseries dives deep into the investigation of brutal serial killer Richard Ramirez, who terrorized Los Angeles in the mid 1980s. Law enforcement found themselves puzzled by Ramirez’s apparent lack of rhyme or reason, given that his series of murders and sexual assaults at first appeared to be disconnected. After round-the-clock work by the members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, breaks in the case eventually arrived, and this series seeks to paint a portrait of how citizens feared becoming the next victim in this real-life horror story.

Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy (Netflix film streaming 1/11)

This documentary goes back to the burgeoning crack epidemic of the early 1980s, followed by a metaphorical tsunami that ripped through America’s inner cities. The effects were not short-lived, and this film jumps decades ahead to examine the enduring destruction wrought by this drug, along with the associated and ongoing marginalization of Black and Brown people trapped within the U.S. prison and healthcare cycles.

Here’s a full list of what’s been added in the last week:

Avail. 1/8
Charming
The Idhun Chronicles
: Part 2
Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 5
Lupin
Mighty Little Bheem: Kite Festival
Pretend It’s a City
Stuck Apart

Avail. 1/10
Spring Breakers

Avail. 1/11
CRACK: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy
The Intouchables

Avail. 1/12
Last Tango in Halifax: Season 4

Avail. 1/13
An Imperfect Murder
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer

Avail. 1/15
Bling Empire
Carmen Sandiego
: Season 4
Disenchantment: Part 3
Double Dad (Pai Em Dobro)
Henry Danger
: Seasons 1-3
Hook
Kuroko’s Basketball
: Season 1
The Magicians: Season 5
Outside the Wire
Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie
Pinkfong & Baby Shark’s Space Adventure

Avail. 1/16
A Monster Calls
Radium Girls

And here’s what’s leaving next week, so it’s your last chance:

Leaving 1/16
Friday Night Tykes: Seasons 1-4

Leaving 1/20
Fireplace 4K: Classic Crackling Fireplace from Fireplace for Your Home
Fireplace 4K: Crackling Birchwood from Fireplace for Your Home
Fireplace for Your Home: Season

Leaving 1/24
When Calls the Heart: Seasons 1-5

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Juice WRLD And Young Thug ‘Bad Boy’ Video Sees The Duo Living Up To Title

This past December marked one year since Juice WRLD’s tragic death at Chicago’s Midway International Airport. The rapper’s passing rocked the music world and unfortunately left his fans and peers to imagine the heights he would have reached. Since his untimely death, his faithful listeners have been able to enjoy a new package of songs from him thanks to his Legends Never Die project. Now, they are able to hear him once again thanks to his new collaboration with Young Thug. The two join forces for their “Bad Boy” single which arrives with a video directed by Cole Bennett.

The visual begins with a comforting statement from Juice WRLD before he declares himself as a bad boy just like Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. He and Young Thug live up to the label as they both appear as sinister beings while riding around town to meet with a group of creepy-looking individuals. “Bad Boy” stands as the duo’s third official collaboration following 2019’s “On God” and “Mannequin Challenge,” which appeared on Juice WRLD’s Death Race For Love and Thug’s So Much Fun respectively. Back in May 2019, Juice revealed during a GQ interview that he and Thug had a joint album in the works. “It’s going to happen,” he said. “Just whenever we put it out, I don’t know.” He also confirmed ten songs were complete at the time of the interview. Hopefully, fans will be able to hear some of the songs, or even receive the joint project, at some point in the future.

You can watch the “Bad Boy” video above.

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DaBaby Labels His Lover A ‘Masterpiece’ On His Assertive New Single

DaBaby is known for his ability to turn out projects at a quick rate. In fact, since his March 2019 breakout effort Baby On Baby, the North Carolina native has given fans two additional full-length projects, Kirk and Blame It On Baby, as well as his My Brother’s Keeping (Long Live G) EP. With that being said, it should be expected that the rapper has another project on the way and the rollout for it could begin with his new single, “Masterpiece.” The assertive track presents DaBaby as his most natural self: boastful, unrelenting, and fast-paced. On the three-minute tune, he shows his new lover — DaniLeigh possibly? — an ample amount of love and appreciation due to their physical qualities and attributes that include loyalty and support.

He also used the single to touch on his life, speaking about how traumatic moments, which include his Walmart shooting incident back in 2018, continue to affect him today. All in all the song is a return to form for DaBaby and it should hopefully lead to more enjoyable outputs from the rapper. The new single arrives after the rapper was unfortunately arrested while he was shopping on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Authorities were tipped about DaBaby and his crew of three men carrying a weapon and when officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a loaded handgun in his SUV. He was then arrested on a misdemeanor charge of carrying a loaded firearm.

Listen to “Masterpiece” in the video above.

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Hayley Williams’ At-Home Cover Of Massive Attack’s ‘Teardrop’ Is Solemn And Stunning

Hayley Williams has been productive during the pandemic, recording acoustic covers for fans as a way to pass the time while stuck indoors. She took a break from her band, Paramore, to release solo material last year, and this shift seemed to spark an affinity for releasing covers as well. After putting out the final installment of the Petals For Armor: Self Serenades acoustic EP in late December featuring tracks like “Simmer,” she’s back to the covers game. And even if her original material is stunning — my personal favorite off Petals For Armor was “Cinnamon,” and the acoustic versions are equally excellent, it’s fascinating to hear the way she can dismantle and rebuild other artist’s songs, too.

Tonight she’s taking on the ’90s trip-hop track “Teardrop” by Massive Attack, with the original featuring vocals by Elizabeth Fraser, formerly of the Cocteau Twins, who also wrote the lyrics. Singing at home with dim lighting in front of a table covered in candles wearing a robe and a towel on her head, Williams brings an appropriate amount of solemnity to the song despite her casual attire. Initially performing the song for Jack Antonoff’s benefit concert for the Ally Coalition Talent Show, she’s now given fans an official version. This new cover follows up other tracks done last year, like SZA’s “Drew Barrymore” and Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now.” Listen to the new cover above.

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Flo Milli’s ‘Roaring 20s’ Flips A Light-Hearted ’70s Song Into A Money-Driven Anthem

Flo Milli grabbed the attention of the world in 2020 with the release of her Ho, Why Is You Here? debut. The project was met with critical acclaim and found many of her peers rallying around her while newfound supporters of the rapper spoke nothing but good things about it. With a new year in front of her, the Alabama native kicked off her 2021 campaign by sticking to her script with her new single, “Roaring 20s.” The track, which features production from Kenny Beats, presents a flip of Topol’s 1971 song, “If I Were A Rich Man.” The light-hearted song that appeared in the Fiddler On The Roof musical of the same year is transformed into Flo Mill’s thrilling single where she raps about her “rich b*tch tendencies” while flaunting her newfound fame.

“Roaring 20s” stands as the lead-off hitter for what fans hope to be a 2021 filled with home run shots. It comes after Flo Mill put forth an impressive year following the release of Ho, Why Is You Here?. Shortly after, she would hit her supporters with a video for “Send The Addy/May I” before she took her talents around the musical world for a collection of guest verses. Over the next few months, fans would see her work with Snot, Benee, Yung Baby Tate, and PJ. Perhaps her biggest moment of 2020 came when she brought her undeniable rap skills to the BET Hip-Hop Awards stage for a strong freestyle besides Deante Hitchcock, Buddy, and Ade.

Check out Flo’s latest single in the video above.