Creative Weekly: Chance The Rapper, Juelz Santana, JAY-Z, Beyoncé & Cardi B

This week's Creative-Weekly: Chance The Rapper receives Innovator Award, Juelz Santana turns himself in, Lil Wayne & Birdman hug it out in Miami, Jay Z & Beyoncé announce On The Run 2 tour and Cardi B Announces April release for debut album.


Chance The Rapper Receives Innovator Award

Pharrell Williams presented Chance The Rapper with the "Innovator Of The Year" Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards held this past Sunday (March 11) in Los Angeles.

"To call Chance the Rapper an innovator almost feels like an understatement,” Pharrell said. “He remains independent, releasing music whenever he feels like it. I know it sounds crazy, but it made him the first streaming-only artist to win three Grammys. And yes, guy’s only 24 and he dresses like [Mario from] one of my favorite video games, ‘Mario Kart.’ Of course he’s an innovator.”

Chance recieved the award, thanking the likes of Ray Charles, James Brown, Prince and Beyoncé for paving the way.

“I didn’t invent independence in any way,” he said. “I didn’t innovate this idea. I’m following behind a lot of other people and it takes a lot more of us coming together as artists to regain our control and power, as we should have it."

Juelz Santana Turns Himself In After Airport Gun Incident

Last Week, stories of Juelz Santana being caught with a loaded weapon at Newark Liberty Airport was making the rounds. The Dipset rapper reportedly fled the scene of the incident in a taxi cab when Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents found a firearm in his luggage. After proving elusive for rhe most part, Santana whose real name is LaRon Louis James decided to turn himself in to Port Authority Police in the early hours of Monday.

TMZ reports that the 36-year old has been booked for unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and an "unspecified federal warrant."

Lil Wayne And Birdman Hug It Out In Miami

Lil Wayne and his longtime mentor, Bryan "Baby" Williams were spotted hugging one another at club LIV in Miami on Sunday night. Despite the brief moment of nostalgia, Wayne is still suing Birdman for $51 Million. He also claims Birdman is holding him hostage and won't let him release the long awaited "CARTER V."

Birdman, in a recent interview with Rap-Up claimed the CARTER V LP would be released this year.

"Without a doubt. You will get [the album] this year. It’s gonna be well worth the wait."


Beyoncé And JAY-Z Announce "On The Run II" Tour

The Carters are heading back on the road for the second leg of their OTR tour. The 36-day event is set to kick off on June 6 in Cardiff, Wales before making its way through other European cities including Manchester, London, Rome, Barcelona and Nice.

The hip-hop couple will kick off the North American leg of their tour in Cleveland on July 26. General tickets go on sale March 19, while a pre-sale for Citi, TIDAL, and BeyHive members starts March 14.

Full tour stops available below.

European Leg:

June 6 — Cardiff, UK @ Principality Stadium (On sale March 23)
June 9 — Glasgow, UK @ Hampden Park (On sale March 23)
June 13 — Manchester, UK @ Etihad Stadium (On sale March 23)
June 15 – London, UK @ London Stadium (On sale March 23)
June 19 — Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Amsterdam Arena (On sale March 19)
June 23 — Copenhagen, Denmark @ Parken Stadium (On sale March 19)
June 25 — Stockholm, Sweden @ Friends Arena (On sale March 23)
June 28 — Berlin, Germany @ Olympiastadion (On sale March 19)
June 30 — Warsaw, Poland @ Stadion Narodowy (On sale March 23)
July 3 — Cologne, Germany @ RheinEnergieStadion (On sale March 19)
July 6 — Milan, Italy @ San Siro (On sale March 19)
July 8 — Rome, Italy @ Stadio Olimpico (On sale March 19)
July 11 — Barcelona, Spain @ Olympic Stadium (On sale March 19)
July 14 — Paris, France @ Stade de France (On sale March 19)
July 17 — Nice, France @ Allianz Riviera (On sale March 19)

North American Leg:

July 25 — Cleveland, OH @ FirstEnergy Stadium (On sale March 19)
July 28 — Washington, DC @ FedEx Field (On sale March 19)
July 30 — Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field (On sale March 19)
Aug 2 — E. Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium (On sale March 19)
Aug 5 — Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium (On sale March 19)
Aug 8 — Minneapolis, MN @ US Bank Stadium (On sale March 19)
Aug 10 — Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field (On sale March 19)
Aug 13 — Detroit, MI @ Ford Field (On sale March 19)
Aug 18 — Buffalo, NY @ New Era Field (On sale March 19)
Aug 23 — Nashville, TN @ Vanderbilt Stadium (On sale March 19)
Aug 25 — Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes Benz Stadium (On sale March 19)
Aug 29 — Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium (On sale March 19)
Aug 31 — Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium (On sale March 19)
Sept 11 — Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium (On sale March 19)
Sept 13 — New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome (On sale March 19)
Sept 15 — Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium (On sale March 19)
Sept 19 — Phoenix, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium (On sale March 19)
Sept 22 — Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl (On sale March 19)
Sept 27 — San Diego, CA @ SDCCU Stadium (On sale March 19)
Sept 29 — Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s Stadium (On sale March 19)
Oct 2 — Vancouver, BC @ BC Place (On sale March 19)

Cardi B Anniunces April Release For Debut Album.

After pretty much conquering every obstacle in her path, as well as setting new records along the way. Cardi B is now ready to unleash her debut album. The former Stripper & reality TV star while receiving her award for Best New Artist at Sunday's iHeartRadio Music Awards in Inglewood, California revealed that her much anticipated debut album will arrive in April. 

“My album will be coming in April, okay!” she revealed. “Yes, sir, April. Stay tuned, motherfuckers.”

Expect more details to surface soon.

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