Nicki Minaj is sharing her support for Coi Leray after a now viral video.

The clip shows the crowd at Houston’s Toyota Center blankly looking on while the “No More Parties” rapper performs during H-Town Memorial Day Mayhem on Saturday. After the video gained traction on social media, Coi faced criticism.

Taking to Twitter, she responded to her haters with an emotional message. “The love use to outweigh the hate but now the hate outweigh the love and it’s slowing destroying me,” she wrote. “Feel like y’all tryna kill me. That’s why I stay out the way gotta make sure I keep my distance.”

But despite her detractors, she received support from fans and famous friends including Nicki Minaj, who shared some encouraging words for the 24-year-old rapper.

“Don’t do that. Chin up. Always remember this, when black ppl not fkn w|you #TheyWillBoo,” wrote Nicki. “Those ppl were on their feet. That means they may not have known the song, but they were interested in getting to know more— so they were observing u. Charge it to the game & move on.”

Nicki’s response was just what Coi needed to lift her up. “Thank you so much for this,” she responded. “This means everything and more to me. Wow. I’m speechless. You just gave me so much more hope. Thank you again.”

Added Coi, “My weekend went from wtf to the best weekend ever . Thank you Nicki.”

Asian Doll, Rubi Rose, and Polo G were also among those who voiced their support for Coi. “That’s always how it b when u 1st come in Compared to when u really blow u gotta block that shit out & keep goin crazy u got it,” said the “RAPSTAR” hitmaker.

Swizz Beatz and Timbaland went head-to-head in their highly-anticipated Verzuz rematch on Sunday night.

After going and forth back with their biggest hits—from Aaliyah to Lil Wayne to Missy Elliott—during the livestreamed event from LIV Miami, Swizz surprised the crowd with an unreleased version of DMX’s “Bath Salts” featuring J. Cole that did not appear on Exodus.

“This rap shit got you really believing you that ni**a you rappin’ like / F**k ni**as hanging with tough ni**as for bragging rights,” the Dreamville boss raps on his explosive verse. “I don’t know if that’s cool with y’all / If so, then cool, I move along / A Ville ni**a, I grew up with dos and don’ts / And that type lose their life like you might lose your phone.”

JAY-Z and Nas can both be heard alongside DMX on the album version of “Bath Salts.” It’s unclear if and when the full Cole version will be released, but it could appear on a re-release of Exodus, which dropped Friday.

Swizz has teased a second part of X’s posthumous 13-track project. “We have the material,” he said. “This project definitely needs a part two.”

Eminem and Snoop Dogg remain “cool.”

After going back and forth last year, the two are leaving the beef in the past.

Their so-called feud started last July when Snoop omitted Em from his top 10 favorite rappers list, telling “The Breakfast Club” that he could “live without” the Detroit rapper’s music. Em clapped back at Snoop for “doggin’” him on his Music to Be Murdered By: Side B cut “Zeus,” prompting Snoop to respond, “Pray I don’t answer that soft ass shit.”

But weeks later, Snoop revealed that the two were back on “good” terms, and now Eminem is addressing the status of their friendship.

On the remix to “Killer” with Jack Harlow and Cordae, which dropped Friday, Slim Shady confirmed that they spoke and squashed their beef.

“Just called Snoop and I talked to him, we all cool / Dre, me, and the Dogg good, Doc, we got you,” raps Em.

Snoop also acknowledged the song by reposting it on Instagram Stories.

In a recent interview, the West Coast rap icon revealed that he wants to play the halftime show at next year’s Super Bowl with Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, and Eminem.

“I’m available, Dre’s available, Eminem’s available, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent — whoever Dr. Dre wants to pull out of his hat to make this thing a professional event and make it big and the biggest effort they can have,” he told Yahoo! “It’s just a matter of the NFL pulling the trigger.”

Future has more to say about his ex.

Earlier this month, a snippet from 42 Dugg’s new single “Maybach” surfaced on which the “Toxic King” took aim at Lori Harvey.

“Tell Steve Harvey I don’t want her,” raps Future. “One thing I never seen was a bitch leave.”

However, on his original verse, Hndrxx was even more petty, taking shots at not only Steve Harvey’s stepdaughter, but also her new boyfriend, Michael B. Jordan. On Friday, 42 Dugg shared the unreleased snippet on Instagram.

“Must’ve forgot to tell her daddy she begged me not to leave,” Future raps. “Put baguettes on ya ankles damn near up to ya knees / She didn’t have a choice, but to go f**k a lame after me.”

Future and Lori ended their relationship in August after dating for less than a year. Future is now dating rapper Dess Dior, while Lori is in a relationship with Michael B. Jordan.

Speaking with Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey praised the Creed actor while disapproving of Lori’s past relationships. “I have tried not to like him. I have tried to find something wrong with him that I can dig in,” he said. “‘Cause I got rid of all of [Lori’s past boyfriends]. All of ’em. Some of them had snuck in the back door on me and lasted a lot longer than I wanted it to.”

In a recent interview with “The Breakfast Club,” 42 Dugg revealed that he encouraged Future to rap the controversial lyrics, knowing it would go viral. “I told his ass, you need to say that shit three more times,” he said. “I was loving it…Future knew too though. He knew what was going on. Future a bad motherfu**er.”

JAY-Z is reflecting on his relationship with DMX.

The Roc Nation mogul was a guest on the season premiere of HBO’s “The Shop: Uninterrupted” with LeBron James and Maverick Carter, during which he opened up about X for the first time since his passing on April 9.

JAY-Z recalled their friendship and rivalry including the time he boycotted the Grammys in 1999 after DMX was shut out of the nominations.

“The first time I boycotted the Grammys was for him,” he said. “We both came out that year. He didn’t get nominated. He dropped two No. 1 albums in the same year and they didn’t even nominate him.”

JAY-Z won his first Grammy that year for Best Rap Album for Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life, but he didn’t show up to the awards in solidarity with X. “I wasn’t even in the building because I boycotted it for him,” he revealed. “There was a competitive thing, but it was big love.”

Added JAY, “He was so competitive with me. I never met a human being more competitive with me, ever, not even my big brother.”

The two first met while battling in the Bronx. JAY recalled one time when DMX called him out at a show following one of their rap battles. “He got on stage: ‘JAY-Z, where you at!?’ I was like, ‘This guy is nuts!’ He was just all passion.”

He also credited X for making him a better performer. “My fondest memory of DMX was he improved my stage show,” said JAY, who witnessed X’s powerful presence when they toured together on 1999’s “Hard Knock Life Tour.”

Before his death, JAY-Z recorded one final collaboration with his friend. He can be heard alongside Nas on “Bath Salts” off DMX’s posthumous album Exodus.

DMX’s posthumous album Exodus was released Friday featuring Alicia Keys, JAY-Z, Bono, and more.

One guest who was noticeably absent was Pop Smoke, leaving fans to wonder what happened to his previously-announced feature.

During an interview with the “Drink Champs” podcast earlier this year, X teased the collaboration with the late Brooklyn rapper, who was initially set to appear on “Money Money Money.” However, Pop’s verse didn’t end up on the album for unknown reasons.

Now Swizz reveals that it was cut because Pop’s team gave his verse to someone else. “They used the verse already. I know X wouldn’t want an old verse,” Swizz said during an album listening for media.

“We fought for it,” added Swizz, who said the verse was pulled “out of nowhere.” “It was two verses and both of them was used. We went to get another verse and it was used.”

So Swizz decided to reach out to Moneybagg Yo to jump on “Money Money Money.” “I just put Moneybagg on the song,” he said. “Not that they the same energy, but they the same demographic. X wanted to touch that part too.”

It all worked out in the end, according to Swizz. “I’m not mad at it. I like Moneybagg verse better anyway.”

In addition to Moneybagg, Exodus features all-star collaborations with JAY-Z, Nas, Usher, Lil Wayne, and Snoop Dogg. And it may not be the final album from DMX. “We have the material,” said Swizz. “This project definitely needs a part two.”

Usher has another one on the way.

Just eight months after welcoming his daughter, the R&B superstar and his girlfriend, music executive Jenn Goicoechea, are expecting their second child together.

The couple, who have been dating since at least October 2019, walked the red carpet at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards in L.A. on Thursday (May 27), where Jenn showed off her baby bump in a black dress while posing with Usher.

In September, the couple welcomed a baby girl named Sovereign Bo Raymond. “So Sovereign… is such a beautiful word and name to me, you know, a supreme ruler is obviously the defined name,” Usher told “Extra” of the inspiration behind his daughter’s name. “She’s definitely ruling the household.”

This will be the fourth child for Usher. The 42-year-old singer also has two sons–Usher Raymond V, 13, and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 12–with ex-wife Tameka Foster.

Last night, Usher hosted the iHeartRadio Music Awards, where he also performed a medley of his biggest hits including “Confessions,” “Love in This Club,” “U Don’t Have To Call,” and “Yeah!” featuring a special appearance from Lil Jon.

Usher is now gearing up for his Las Vegas residency, which kicks off July 16 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

It’s been three years since Juice WRLD released his debut album Goodbye & Good Riddance.

To mark the anniversary, his label has re-released the platinum project with two new songs, “734” and the long-awaited “Lucid Dreams (Remix)” featuring Lil Uzi Vert. The Philadelphia rapper gets lost in his feelings on the Nick Mira-produced song, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“I sometimes get lost in my head / I’m so in love with that girl,” raps JT’s boyfriend. “I got the juice in this world / She don’t believe in loyalty / But want diamonds and pearls.”

Uzi is also featured on “Wasted” off the original Goodbye & Good Riddance, which launched Juice WRLD to global stardom upon its release in May 2018.

Additionally, the late rapper can be heard on “Can’t Leave You Alone” off Maroon 5’s upcoming album Jordi, which drops June 4.

Watch the visualizer featuring an animated Juice and Uzi below.

X gon’ give it to ya.

Less than two months after his tragic death, DMX’s eighth album Exodus has arrived. Executive produced by his longtime friend and collaborator Swizz Beatz, the posthumous set–X’s first on Def Jam since 2003–features some of the biggest names in music–from Lil Wayne and The LOX to Alicia Keys and Bono.

JAY-Z and Nas join forces on “Bath Salts,” while Snoop Dogg appears on the Marvin Gaye-sampled “Take Control.” Moneybagg Yo fills in for Pop Smoke on “Money Money Money,” and DMX’s youngest son Exodus Simmons joins his father on “Walking in the Rain.” The 13-track project closes with a vulnerable DMX rapping to his children about his struggles on “Letter to My Son” featuring Usher.

X passed away on April 9, a week after suffering a heart attack. After his death, Swizz felt obligated to finish what he and X started.

“I wanted to get him on the level that he deserved to be on, minus the trials and tribulations that he’s been dealing with since 14 years old,” the producer told The New York Times. “He still had more gas in the car. And it was like, man, we can still play in the race. That’s why the features feel like that, from Bono to Alicia Keys to Lil Wayne to JAY-Z and Nas. Surrounding him with a supporting cast of people that’s on that greatness level.”

Recording for the album picked up after DMX’s Verzuz battle with Snoop Dogg in July and finished almost two months before X’s death. “I couldn’t sleep knowing that he wasn’t at his full potential,” added Swizz. “Because X has been fighting his habit since 14, so when the world first heard X, he was fighting the same fight…I was like, I’ve got to fix this. That was a driver for me, because X created a lot of opportunities for a lot of people, myself included.”

This likely won’t be the last we hear from the Ruff Ryders legend. Swizz hinted that more music may be on the way including a possible gospel project. “He wanted to end up in the spiritual zone with his music,” Swizz revealed during an album listening for media.

Stream Exodus below.

Eminem reloads with a cold-blooded remix to his song “Killer” featuring two of hip-hop’s brightest stars.

Jack Harlow and Cordae link up with Slim Shady on the d.a. got that dope-produced track.

The “WHATS POPPIN” rapper, who grew up idolizing Eminem, pays homage to his idol on his verse. “I used to rock a toboggan, headphones around my neck tryna be like Shady,” he raps, while Cordae hold his own own alongside the Rap God. Em finishes it off with a lethal verse of his own.

“Killer” initially appeared on Side B, the deluxe edition of Eminem’s chart-topping album Music to Be Murdered By, which dropped in December with 16 brand new tracks.

The Detroit rapper may have even more music be on the way. Earlier this week, video director Cole Bennett stirred speculation of an Eminem and Post Malone collaboration with his cryptic Instagram post.