As they prepare their next body of work and follow up to their 2019 album Ginger, Brockhampton has been on a roll in May with their music. The group shared a pair singles for fans for the past weeks, starting with “Things Can’t Stay The Same” and “N.S.T.” before returning the following week with “M.O.B.” and “Twisted.” Keeping their streak of weekly releases alive, the boy band returns with not two, but three new singles for fans this week.
Returning with “Baby Bull,” “Downside,” and “I.F.L.,” which stands for “I Feel Like,” Brockhampton continues to add music to what seems more like a Technical Difficulties series than an upcoming album. “Baby Bull” sees vocal contributions from Kevin Abstract, Henock Sileshi, Matt Champion, Merlyn Wood, bearface, and Jabari Manwa and finds the artists describing the lengths they would go to make their significant other happy over the acoustic production.
“Downside” finds Matt Champion speaking on the often-overlooked negative aspects of fame and the effects of his work ethic on himself. The track also features Ryan Beatty who also contributed to last week’s “Twisted.” Lastly, Matt Champion, Joba, and Kevin Abstract connect for “I.F.L.” On the song, the trio makes it clear that outsiders will not be welcomed to alter the group’s dynamic, one that has proved to work well for their careers.
“Things Can’t Stay The Same,” “N.S.T.,” “M.O.B.,” and “Twisted” were all removed from Brockhampton’s YouTube page shortly after they were posted so the same can be expected for “Baby Bull,” “Downside,” and “I.F.L.”
AEW Double Or Nothing (2020) airs this Saturday night, May 23, available on B/R Live, Fite TV, and on pay-per-view. The show features an AEW World Championship match between Jon Moxley and The Exalted One Mr. Brodie Lee, a “Stadium Stampede” match, the finals of the TNT Championship tournament, an appearance by Mike Tyson, and more. We’ll be here all night with news, breakouts, and results.
Here’s the complete card.
AEW Double Or Nothing Card:
1. AEW World Championship Match: Jon Moxley (c) vs. Mr. Brodie Lee
2. Stadium Stampede Match: Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Santana, Ortiz, Sammy Guevara) vs. The Elite (Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, Hangman Adam Page, Broken Matt Hardy)
3. TNT Championship Tournament Final (with Mike Tyson presenting the belt to the winner): Cody vs. Lance Archer
4. AEW Women’s Championship Match: Nyla Rose (c) vs. Hikaru Shida
5. Casino Ladder Match for a shot at the AEW Championship: Colt Cabana vs. Kip Sabian vs. Rey Fenix vs. Luchasaurus vs. Orange Cassidy vs. Scorpio Sky vs. Frankie Kazarian vs. Darby Allin vs. TBA
6. Dr. Britt Baker DMD Penelope Ford vs. Kris Statlander
7. MJF vs. Jungle Boy
8. Shawn Spears vs. Dustin Rhodes
9. (Buy-In) AEW Tag Team Championship Number One Contender Match: Private Party vs. Best Friends
If you’d like to read our predictions and analysis for all nine matches, you can do that here.
Make sure to give your favorite comments from tonight’s open discussion a thumbs up, as we’ll include ten of the best, funniest, or most insightful in tomorrow’s Ins and Outs of AEW Double or Nothing column. Be sure to flip your comments to “newest” in the drop-down menu, and enjoy the show!
Doja Cat began Thursday morning by reading comments from Lana Del Rey, who had included her, as well as other female artists, in an open letter about how she was treated by the industry and by fans. While Lana received plenty of backlash for her comments, the attention would soon be turned in part to Doja Cat, as fans discovered insensitive comments, songs, and more from her past.
— Rodriguez (@cliveRodriguezz) May 23, 2020
footage of doja on a chat room with alt-right white supremacists only 6 days ago pic.twitter.com/gvPrEJPd5R
— christina (@barbzbussy) May 23, 2020
First, fans discovered Doja Cat’s involvement in the Tiny Chat community after videos emerged of her in a group discussion with mostly white men. According to XXL, the chat was made for men in the alt-right/incel community, a collection of white supremacists who are “involuntarily celibate.” Examples of her contribution to the chat were revealed on Twitter in the form of videos and screenshots, with one video reportedly made less than a week ago.
This Tiny Chat discovery was then linked to a December 2019 interview with Paper, in which she admitted to having an obsession with a chatroom during her youth, one she admitted to still being involved with at the time of the interview. “People would pick on me and use horrible, horrible language, just the worst, and I just didn’t understand why people were so crazy on there,” she said. Instead of leaving the chat, she opted to become “the person who would make offensive jokes and do things sort of out of the box.”
On top of Tiny Chat, fans also discovered a 2015 song by Doja Cat titled, “Dindu Nuffin.” They also learned that the song title is actually a racial slur used by the alt-right members for African Americans and people of color, who claimed their innocence after being victims of police brutality. It is also believed that Doja made fun of the 2015 murder of Sandra Bland, who suspiciously died while in police custody.
As Doja’s past remarks came to light, fans began to share their own comments about the situation. Check out the tweets above to see Doja Cat’s Tiny Chat interactions.
Racist White Male: ………..
Doja Cat: pic.twitter.com/BxYoxJcuQJ
— Borussia Dortmund stan acct. (@mikelowkey) May 23, 2020
Doja Cat at her concert: “Why don’t you say so”
The crowd: pic.twitter.com/Q9PrtsmBtm
— bianka (@edouardbV1) May 23, 2020
— symone (@angelicsymone) May 23, 2020
— joa (@joashilia) May 23, 2020
Comic movies fans great news last week: Their endless calls to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut were answered. It was announced that Justice League — DCEU’s attempt at an Avengers-style ensemble romp, which limped into theaters in a noticeably short cut and subsequently underperformed — would be revisited after all, with a new cut arriving on HBO Max sometime in 2021. Warner Bros. had granted it $20-$30 million for the assemblage, but that doesn’t mean stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, et al. would be re-suiting.
“It’s just additional dialogue,” Gonzalez revealed, adding, “Here’s something that hasn’t been reported yet – [Zack Snyder] did want to shoot and he wanted to do additional photography but HBO Max said no, that’s not happening.”
So what will the money go towards instead? Gonzalez said it would be for “special effects, for scoring, and even ADR but no reshoots of any kind on this movie.”
Hopefully that should be enough for Snyder to cobble together some workable version, which will reportedly run some four hours — about twice the length of the version that hit theaters in 2017.
Justice League had a notoriously troubled production, partly because Snyder had to drop out of the production before completion due to the death of one of his daughters. Joss Whedon, who helmed the first two Avengers films, took over. Since its release, certain fans have been very vocal about wanting to see some semblance of Snyder’s original vision.
The New York Knicks will have a high pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, whenever that’s going to occur. Prior to the NBA’s COVID-19 hiatus, the Knicks had the league’s sixth-worst record, and while there’s no guarantee they receive the No. 1 pick in the draft or anything, the new weighted lottery odds make it easy for there to be a whole lot of movement based on how the ping pong balls land.
If New York decides to bolster its backcourt, reports indicate that their eyes are on one player in particular. Marc Berman of the New York Post brings word that LaMelo Ball is “unequivocally” the No. 1 point guard on the team’s board, with Ian Begley of SNY confirming that the report was true.
“That should hardly be surprising, knowing new president Leon Rose likes to shoot for the stars,” Berman wrote. “Knicks officials believe the 6-foot-7 playmaker/driver has one of the higher upsides in the entire draft despite his lack of a 3-point shot. Rose has already dealt with outspoken father Lavar Ball when his sons were briefly with Creative Artists Agency.”
Ball is perhaps the most interesting prospect in this draft. His path to the NBA has been unique, going from high school in the United States, to playing pro in Lithuania, to returning to the U.S., to spending last year playing in Australia’s NBL. The No. 2 player on Dime’s 2020 Draft big board, Ball would potentially bring some much-needed playmaking to the Knicks, along with the potential to stretch the floor if his shot comes around.
An important distinction here is that Ball is the No. 1 point guard on the Knicks’ board, and it does not specify where he sits on the team’s general big board. Still, he’d be a tremendous fit in New York, if only because the lobs he’d throw to Mitchell Robinson would bring some much-needed excitement to Madison Square Garden.