Irv Gotti shows Diddy love at the 2022 BET Awards

On his 52nd birthday, Irv Gotti continued to push his ideas to another level. On June 13 in Atlanta, he held auditions for a film he’s producing titled Made It In America. Aside from his own creations, Gotti took time before presenting an award at the 2022 BET Awards to give flowers to Lifetime Achievement […]

Jeezy, Gucci, 2 Chainz and more kick off Legendz of the Streetz Tour in ATL

The Legendz of the Streetz Tour made its debut Friday night, Oct. 1, to kick off the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards weekend in Atlanta. State Farm Arena was packed to the rafters with hip-hop enthusiasts from Atlanta and surrounding areas. Although the show premiered in Atlanta, the music ranged from East Coast to Southern […]

DaBaby arrested in Beverly Hills

DaBaby was arrested on Rodeo Drive on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, for alleged firearm possession. The 29-year-old rap star was arrested at around 5 p.m. in Beverly Hills after a security guard in a Gucci store noticed one man among a group was carrying a “handgun in his waistband.” A spokesperson for the Beverly Hills […]

Jeezy and Gucci Mane to hold Verzuz at strip club with star-studded guests

Gucci Mane and Jeezy’s Verzuz battle is featuring the type of pomp and circumstance befitting of rap royalty. The two hip-hop heavyweights are going to be posted up strong at arguably the most popular urban strip club in the nation, Magic City, in downtown Atlanta. And it will also feature dancers and included a star-studded […]

Is Gucci Mane getting his own brand at Gucci?

Gucci Mane claims he is getting his own brand at Gucci. The 40-year-old rapper took to Twitter to announce that he has agreed to a deal with the Italian fashion house for a new brand, but the label has yet to confirm. He wrote: “It’s official I’m getting my own brand @gucci I hope they […]

Rapper Khia slams Shekinah Jo for crying about looting of Gucci store (video)

Shekinah Jo, a reality TV star and BFF of Tiny Harris, caught some serious blowback from Black Twitter for crying and wailing about a Gucci store that was pillaged by looters during the protests in Atlanta. But social media’s criticisms of Shekinah Jo Anderson, 35, paled in comparison to the monumental lambasting rapper Khia administered […]

Gucci ignites debate after posting racy ad featuring Black model (photo)

Italian luxury colossus Gucci has sparked conversation and debate after posting a risque ad to promote its underwear line for its 40 million Instagram followers. Some fashion enthusiasts found the ad spotlighting a Black man flossing the imprint of his private parts distasteful, debasing and contributing to the deleterious stereotype of African American males as […]

RO Tonight: Album from Gucci Mane, new show from Regina King, and more

In this week’s episode of Rolling Out Tonight, host Cassidy Sparks recommends checking out Gucci Mane’s new project Woptober II, Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil in movie theaters, and Regina King’s new HBO series, “Watchmen.” Tune in each week as rolling out brings you the hottest new releases in music, movies, and TV.

How Dapper Dan became the world’s most influential Black designer

Dapper Dan can be considered the godfather of hip-hop fashion. During the rise of hip-hop and rap during the 1980s, Dan became the go-to designer for top rappers at the time such as LL Cool J, Eric B & Rakim, Salt-N-Pepa, and Big Daddy Kane. His signature style of combining streetwear with high-end name brands […]

Gucci creates more culturally offensive designs

Gucci is back at it again, insulting people of color’s cultures with their designs and calling it “fashion.” This time, the luxury Italian fashion house is getting roasted for its “Indy Full Turban” which is a Dastaar, a religiously significant Sikh headdress. The turban first sparked outrage in February 2018 after it was seen being […]

After the Met Gala, Snoop Dogg profanely asks: ‘Is Gucci ban over?’ (video)

Hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg, who helped usher in a pop culture revolution from the early to mid-1990s with his laid-back but menacing and profane brand of G-funk rap, is openly inquiring if the ban on Gucci is over. Snoop Dogg, 47, laughed sardonically when he profanely asked his 31M Instagram followers if the Gucci ban […]

10 more Black designers you should know and support

I’m not sure what is going on in the European fashion world lately — whether it’s ignorance, or a lack of diversity, or sheer disrespect the culture that has caused several designer brands to create collections that feature blackface and other racially discriminatory styles. What I do know is that as long as they continue […]

T.I. destroys Floyd Mayweather with scathing lyrics for his support of Gucci

T.I. became so bothered by Floyd Mayweather’s love for Gucci that he decided to create a song. Days after Mayweather gave his overwhelming support of Gucci during an interview with TMZ, T.I. released the lethal diss track, “F— N—-.” T.I. challenged Mayweather by saying that he’s greedy and does not help others with his wealth. […]

50 Cent joins Gucci boycott in a dramatic way, slams Floyd Mayweather (video)

Add another big name — and a very loud one at that — to the growing list of celebrities who are joining the boycott of Gucci clothes. Rap provocateur 50 Cent, who is famously petty, joined the likes of rapper T.I. and movie director Spike Lee in banishing the famous Italian fashion company from their […]

Gucci finally addresses expensive ‘blackface’ sweaters

After getting their hides peeled by high-profile critics for the past week, elite Italian fashion designer Gucci, finally broke its silence on the expensive sweater line that resembles blackface. Gucci’s creative director claims that the $900 sweater was meant to pay homage to a deceased entertainment icon and was not intended to resemble blackface or […]

Harlem fashion icon ‘Dapper Dan’ to meet with Gucci CEO

Gucci, perhaps one of the most recognizable names in high fashion, is in desperate damage control mode after a disastrous fail during Black History Month. At issue is a pullover sweater that features a cut out for the mouth with big red lips, making the wearer appear in blackface. However, when the images hit social […]

20 Black designers to support instead of Gucci and Prada

When you flip through your closet, how many items can you say were designed by someone of color? Instead of supporting the Gucci and Prada brands that insult the Black consumer, we are here to encourage you to circulate the Black dollar among designers in our community. Below are 20 Black-owned fashion brands that you should support […]

Waka Flocka blames Blacks for Prada and Gucci’s disrespectful blackface

Rapper and reality star Waka Flocka dives deeper into the depths of the righteous indignation Blacks feel about the Prada and Gucci blackface scandal erupting this past week. Keep in mind, the Atlanta-based MC is well aware that older white people, at the highest levels of these clothing companies, are signing off on and endorsing […]

T.I., Spike Lee, Soulja Boy call for boycott of Gucci over alleged racism

T.I., Spike Lee and Soulja Boy have all called for the Black community to boycott Gucci following the clothing brand’s blackface controversy. The company faced criticism after selling a sweater that made the wearer appear to be in blackface. The company issued an apology, which T.I. chose to quickly reject. “As a seven figure a […]

Accusations of racism cause Gucci to pull ‘blackface’ sweater

So far, 2019 has produced a plethora of negative imagery of racial animus across the United States. From a protest held in Washington, D.C., to images of prominent government officials wearing blackface. It would seem that companies would be cognizant of this fact and keep a wary eye out for issues. Apparently, all that failed […]