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Cardi B may be cradling her newborn Kulture, but she still has time to clap-back at the naysayers.

With the music community still ingesting the album release of a rival, it’s sparked a broader discussion about the who’s who of the female rap arena.

As with most debates, credibility, payola, and politics lay at the center of the discourse. And Cardi has had enough.

Taking to Instagram, she served quite the response about the chatter thrown her way of late.

See what she had to say below…

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Is it fate or just coincidence that the week Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Queen’ album hits digital shelves music lovers find their interest reawakened in the work of her archnemesis, Lil Kim (namely her game-changing debut album, ‘Hardcore’)?

Sales and streams of her latest effort – ‘Nasty One’ – may not exactly be on the up side as of time reported, but her 1996 inaugural set (featuring the hits ‘No Time,’ ‘Not Tonight,’ and ‘Crush On You’) is currently crushing competition 22 years its junior.

The sudden spike in sales even caught Kim’s attention and she took to Twitter to offer her thanks to her beloved fan base, affectionately called #KillerBees.  Details inside:

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From ‘Fade’ to ‘Fade2Fit’ and beyond, singer/dancer/actress Teyana Taylor‘s body has long been the envy of many, men and women alike.  And, just in case you’d forgotten, she’s teamed with ‘Playboy’ to serve a scorching reminder.

Tinging the gentleman’s magazine for its September/October issue, the Ben Watts-snapped session sees the diva pose it up with a slew of her sexiest poses poolside, right outside a Los Angeles mansion with a mountainous backdrop.

Curious to see what fire the redhead dropped for the publication?  See some highlights inside before it hits newsstands later this month:

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Refreshed reports indicate Nicki Minaj‘s previously forecasted reign atop next week’s Billboard 200 with her fourth official studio, ‘Queen,’ is on track to be blocked from the tally’s perch by this week’s champion Travis Scott.

Scott, who took the #1 position on the chart from Minaj’s Young Money brother Drake, shocked fans and industry analysts alike when his latest project – ‘Astroworld’ – bowed at #1 with 537,000 units shifted (the second largest debut this year to date).  Coming as his second chart-topper overall, the set was originally predicted to shift at least a third of those sales in week #2.  While updated information suggests his second week sales will fall a bit shy of that projection, they’re still believed to be just enough to keep ‘Queen’ at bay.

Details inside:

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Ciara leads an all-star line-up of names joining Bruno Mars‘ epic ’24k Magic Tour.’

As reported, Cardi B vacated her spot on the trek’s final run of shows after revealing that she wouldn’t be recovered in time after child-birth.

But fans needn’t fret because Bruno has enlisted an array of eclectic names to replace her.

CiCi, armed with the buzz of ‘Level Up’ and ‘Freak Me,’ is one of them. Find out who the others are below…

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Janet Jackson is creating quite the event around the launch of new single ‘Made For Now.’

Set to arrive this Friday, a number of major promotional elements have been lined up in support of the Daddy Yankee assisted jam.

The latest of which includes the premiere of her very own station on SiriusXM.

Details below…

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Danity Kane are back…with a twist!

The much-loved ensemble have trumpeted their return by announcing a unique new tour.

Details below…

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Safaree Samuels is enraged that his ex-lover Nicki Minaj would take to the radio to claim that he used procure ladies of the night to tend to his carnal desires!

How he has responded? By opening up about the alleged abuse he was forced to endure during their time together. Abuse, he claims almost saw him lose his life.

Full story below…

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Beyonce made history this month when she covered the September issue of Vogue magazine.

Handed unprecedented control over the edition (including the selection of the 23-year-old Black photographer Tyler Mitchell), Queen Bey’s feature spread was showered with praise for its striking aesthetic and equally resonating words.

Now, the fashion bible is taking folk behind the scenes of the feature, which was lensed in the UK.

Head below to see Mrs Carter in action, including brief glimpses of her children Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir

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Nicki Minaj has at long last unleashed ‘Queen’ – her fourth studio album – and she’s wasting no time hitting the promotional trail.

One of her first stops was an interesting one – Hot 97 for a sit-down with Funkmaster Flex.

In times of past, the pair have been at odds, with a number of disparaging remarks being made publicly.

Well, it appears like it’s a case of water under the bridge because Onika stopped by the studio for a candid, lengthy, and insightful interview.

Covered during the chat was everything from her fall-out with Flex, to her frustration with being held to a higher standard than others, and a whole lot more.

Check it out below…

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Ariana Grande has quickly ascended to the upper echelon of the Pop pack with her powerful pipes and infectiously catchy tunes.

However, before she set sail on her music career she showcased her acting chops on Nickelodeon’s ‘Victorious.’

Now, as she sails ahead to the release of her fourth album ‘Sweetener’ this Friday, she fuses and flexes her singing and acting muscles in a hilarious skit on ‘The Late Late Show With James Corden.’

The songbird and the Brit re-enacted several scenes from the movie ‘Titanic’; together they celebrated the love-story between Jack and Rose using songs from the likes of Lady Gaga, Timbaland, Nelly, NSYNC and of course Celine Dion.

Watch the skit below…

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Stefflon Don delivers the drama in the cinematic video for ‘Lil Bitch.’

The hard-hitting track serves as the opening number of her hotly anticipated mixtape ‘Secure,’ which arrives this Friday (August 17th).

As reported, the set features an eclectic collection of major names including Future and DJ Khaled. 

Check out Steff raw, unfiltered, and paying homage to rap videos that have impacted her, after the jump…

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