Rap News Rundown: Kanye West, Jas Prince, Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne

Tyler, The Creator sets up an online TV network, Amber Rose irks Kanye, and Jas Prince sues Cash Money Records.

Tyler, the Creator Launching an Online Television Network

During the Code/Media conference last week, Tyler, the Creator announced plans to establish an online television network. The rapper will be working with one-time ABC exec Lloyd Braun and his company Whalerock.

"We're just cutting out the middleman. Technically, I'm creating my own network. I'm creating my own MTV, my own Cartoon Network on this thing," said Tyler. "My generation is the Internet. That's all we know. This thing controls our life ... Let's just cut the middleman out, which would be the cable company. And just get straight to the point."

The network is expected to launch before the end of June. Whalerock will also launch a network for radio personality Howard Stern.

Amber Rose Trades Barbs with the Kardashians and Kanye West

Things were fairly quiet in the Twitter-verse last week until Amber Rose commented on rapper Tyga's rumored relationship with the underaged Kylie Jenner. Rose told The Breakfast Club: "She's a baby. She needs to go to bed. It's 7 o'clock. He should be ashamed of himself ... He has a beautiful woman and a baby, and left that for a 16-year-old that just turned 17."

Khloe Kardashian quickly came to her sister's defense, but Rose countered by pointing out the similarities between herself and Khloe's sister Kim. "When ur sister in law calls out ur ex for being a stripper but ur wife has a sex tape," wrote Rose on a meme that has gone viral.

Of course, Kim's husband and Amber's former boyfriend Kanye West had to get involved. During an interview with the Breakfast Club, West told the hosts, "She's just soaking in the moment ... If Kim had dated me when I wanted, there would be no Amber Rose."

Jas Prince Files a Lawsuit Against Cash Money

These days, it may be easier to point out who isn't suing Cash Money Records. Jas Prince has joined the list of litigants hoping to pull a few extra dollars out of the label's purse. Prince is credited with discovering Drake and setting up his union with CM. According to the legal docs, he received $2 million for his work, but was expecting much more. His suit claims that Cash Money has made as much as $40 million off Drake.

Recently, Jas's father, J. Prince, issued a warning to Birdman over the label's shady business practices. "To Baby and Slim, I will not allow it to stay on my track record that Cash Money took anything from me and my son," said the Rap-A-Lot CEO. "Do right by me and pay every penny due."

Lil Wayne Opens Up About Birdman Rift and "The Free Weezy Album"

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Lil Wayne opened up about his rift with his one-time father figure Birdman and talked about his upcoming project, The Free Weezy Album.

"I have no words. I'm super numb to it, to tell the truth," said Weezy about the Birdman situation. As for the upcoming LP, he gave some advice to long-time fans who may not appreciate his trying new things, "I'm working on it every day, man. I guarantee it's going to be something dope. If you don't want a musician being creative, don't get The Free Weezy Album."

Unfortunately, there seems to be no end in sight for Tha Carter V's permanently delayed status. "I would have released it yesterday if I could. But it's a dead subject right now. It's a jewel in the safe. It's that stash-house money," said Wayne.

 


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