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Kris Wu is Legit, But This Ariana Grande ‘Drama’ Never Was

Certain stories write themselves too easily. When Kris Wu took up six of the top seven spots on iTunes’ U.S. charts after releasing his debut solo studio album, leaving Ariana Grande’s viral single “Thank U, Next” at fourth, accusations of foul play ran amok on Twitter. Wu quickly dropped from iTunes rankings afterwards. Grande herself ended up liking a tweet which insinuated Wu’s U.S. chart success was the result of bots.

What if I told you the Chinese-American War began not from Trump-fueled trade disputes or the governance of Taiwan, but rather from Kris Wu’s “Antares” album? In a period of high blood pressure and immense, often understandable sensitivity, the mere appearance of a beef, a semblance of disrespect towards one of China’s biggest stars from one of America’s biggest stars, was enough to conjure tweets like these:

Rapper Reduces Asian Women to Sex Objects With Incredibly Sexist Music Video

After a long hiatus from the music scene, controversial rapper Marcus Jamal Hopson, known by his stage name Hopsin, recently released a video for a new track that comes across as disturbingly offensive on so many levels.

On Thursday, the L.A.-based rapper uploaded the video for “Happy Ending”, which, alongside his single “The Purge” from last month, marks his return after the release of “Pound Syndrome” back in 2015.

2 Chainz Just Made $2 million From Selling Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz had a very merry Christmas after making $2 million off his “Dabbin’ Santa” ugly Christmas sweater line.

Forbes reported that the artist earned $2 million from his holiday merchandise sales after assembling a team of 70 people to fulfill and handle orders. The rapper combined Atlanta’s latest dance craze, “dabbing”, with an ugly Christmas sweater idea to create the “dabbin’ Santa” sweater.