Rap News Rundown: Lil Wayne, Bobby Shmurda, Meek Mill, Adele

Don't miss this edition of Rap News Rundown, featuring Lil Wayne, Bobby Shmurda, Meek Mill and Adele.

Recent frenemies Lil Wayne and Birdman appear to have turned a corner in their relationship. The bromance, which soured in recent months, was shaken when Weezy filed a $51 million lawsuit against long-time recording home Cash Money and its leader Birdman over missing wages and mismanagement. Nevertheless, regardless of the Instagram pics showing the two once again enjoying each other's company, there are no signs that Wayne's lawsuit against Cash Money has been resolved. There might be a mutual agreement that they need each other to survive in the ever-evolving hip-hop landscape. Admit it, Mixtape Wayne is getting weaker by the release. Is imaginary blood thicker than greenbacks? Only time will tell.

Bobby Shmurda's request for lower bail was rejected for the seventh time by a New York judge. His attorney, Alex Spiro, argued that the rapper's wealth was incorrectly estimated at $20 million, when in fact it's closer to $427,000. The bail amount is "unconscionable" for a youth with "no criminal record, no warrant history," argued Spiro.

Prosecutor Nigel Farina countered by claiming that the defense was attempting to divert attention from the real issue. "This case is not about race. It's about murder. It's about gun play and shootings," said Farina.

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Have Lil Wayne & Birdman Squashed Their Beef?

Recent frenemies Lil Wayne and Birdman appear to have turned a corner in their relationship. The bromance, which soured in recent months, was shaken when Weezy filed a $51 million lawsuit against long-time recording home Cash Money and its leader Birdman over missing wages and mismanagement. Nevertheless, regardless of the Instagram pics showing the two once again enjoying each other's company, there are no signs that Wayne's lawsuit against Cash Money has been resolved. There might be a mutual agreement that they need each other to survive in the ever-evolving hip-hop landscape. Admit it, Mixtape Wayne is getting weaker by the release. Is imaginary blood thicker than greenbacks? Only time will tell.

Bobby Shmurda Denied Lower Bail

Bobby Shmurda's request for lower bail was rejected for the seventh time by a New York judge. His attorney, Alex Spiro, argued that the rapper's wealth was incorrectly estimated at $20 million, when in fact it's closer to $427,000. The bail amount is "unconscionable" for a youth with "no criminal record, no warrant history," argued Spiro.

Prosecutor Nigel Farina countered by claiming that the defense was attempting to divert attention from the real issue. "This case is not about race. It's about murder. It's about gun play and shootings," said Farina.

The judge ultimately agreed with the prosecution, stating that the charges and circumstances "all appear to support an increase in bail" rather than a decrease. The rapper probably didn't help his cause by appearing in court wearing a pair of expensive Bally sneakers.

Meek Mill Beefs With 50 Cent

Meek Mill released a surprise mixtape that included a diss aimed at rival Drake and newfound enemy 50 Cent. He responded to Drake's "Back to Back" with "I'm Da Plug Freestyle" and called out Fifty on "Gave Em Hope."

"You know the game, if you co-sign a rat, you forever a rat. We were never with that," raps Meek on "Gave Em Hope." "You tried to go 'Money' May with that paper, but now you in debt 'cause you never were that."

The G-Unit boss wasted no time responding. He hit Mill with a deluge of barbs on social media, including snapshots of Meek's old tweets praising him. The MMG rapper tried to stop the rainfall, writing, "Just stop [50 Cent], you like 40-something doing memes and s***... I submit to your memes lol." Fifty isn't exactly known for mercy, however, so it's doubtful this beef is over.

Adele Raps Nicki Minaj's 'Monster' Verse

If you need another reason to love Adele, check out the video below! The UK singer traveled around London with Late Late Show host James Corden for his latest edition of "Carpool Karaoke," singing classic tracks from Spice Girls and Nicki Minaj. She tackles Minaj's verse on Kanye's single "Monster" with impressive skill, even earning praise from the Young Money rapper herself.


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