Creative-Weekly: Black Thought, Nicki Minaj, Kim Kardashian & Rhymfest

This week's Creative-Weekly: Black Thought announces "Streams Of Thought" EP with 9th Wonder, Nicki Minaj pushes "Queen" album to August and Rhymefest accuses Kanye West of abandoning Chicago.



Black Thought Announces "Streams Of Thought" EP

Black Thought announced via his Instragam on Friday, May 25 that he'd be releasing a joint EP with veteran producer 9th Wonder called "Streams Of Thought Vol 1." No further details about the project is known, but the EP is expected to arrive June 1st.

The Roots frontman first made mention of the project in January during an edition of Black Thought Cinema Presents. In a clip posted on Twitter, the rapper can be heard saying, "Be on the lookout for the music that we're about to hit y'all with."

Hip-hop enthusiasts have been anticipating a Black Thought album for over a decade now, more so after his legendary 10-minute freestyle on Hot 97 went viral last December.

Nicki Minaj Pushes "Queen" Album To August

Fans of Nicki Minaj would have to wait a little longer for her fourth studio album, Queen. The talented rapper took to Instagram live on Thursday, May 24 to announce a new release date for the album, which was originally scheduled to arrive June 15.

Despite the change in date, Nicki described the upcoming album as her best yet. "This is my best album. Everyone that’s heard this album has said it’s my best album," she said. In the meantime, she plans on keeping her fans busy with three surprises which she says will drop between June 11-15. She also promised a documentary before the album drops and a tour kicking off in September. 

Nicki's fourth album and follow-up to 2014's "The Pinkprint" is now expected to drop August 10.

Rhymefest Accuses Kanye West Of Abandoning Chicago, Kim Claps Back

Shortly after Drake dissed Pusha T and Kanye West on the scathing Duppy Freestyle. Rhymefest, a longtime friend of Kanye West reached out to the Toronto rapper via twitter, asking for monetary donations to help rebuild Donda's House - a nonprofit organization named after Kanye's late mother, Dr. Donda West who passed away in 2009 from heart failure.

In the below tweet, Fest accuses Kanye of not caring about the youth of Chicago.

"@Drake when G.O.O.D. Music sends the money they owe you, will you please help us rebuild Kanye’s mothers house for the youth of Chicago," he tweeted. "I spoke to Kanye about it. His response was “fuck the youth of Chicago”

Kim Kardashian West caught wind of the tweet and decided to come to her husband's defense. In a series of tweets, the 36-year old reality star accused the Chicago rapper and philanthropist of wearing fake yeezys, and using Donda House funds for his personal means.

"U haven’t been right since u got kicked out of the studio in Hawaii wearing fake Yeezy’s @RHYMEFEST,” Kardashian wrote. “You’re over [sic] Kanye’s name & asked Kanye to donate money to u so stop w your fake community politics & lies. Truth is you haven’t been able to sustain the foundation.”

“I saw you at our studio a few weeks ago so why didn’t you bring this up then @RHYMEFEST ?” she continued. “You were trying to get Kanye to listen to your sub par beats. You have the audacity to use Kanye’s mom name to try to shead a negative light on Kanye.”

“You didn’t say this when Kanye paid you up front then you disappeared during Pablo #RealFriends." 

She later threatened to make it her mission to take away Donda's House from Fest, and hand it over to North, Saint and Chi - for proper management.

"You better believe I will make it my mission to take Donda’s House from you and let my children run it the way it should be run!”

“Oh and lastly your flight cancelled to Wyoming. You thought you were really worthy to be on this album. 

She ended the rant by apologizing to her followers for flooding her timeline  with tweets about a nobody

"Sorry to all my followers for flooding my timeline I know you have no idea who Rhymefest is.”

Rhymefest obviously wasn't going to go into a war of words with Kim, but he did respond to her twitter rant in a more grown up manner.

"I don’t care if no one on your timeline knows who I am,” he wrote. “The people in my community and in my city do, and that’s what truly matters to me. Your husband and I have been in correspondence for the last two months, which as you stated, even you saw me in the studio recently."

"Kanye asked me if I could come help him with his album again. I was seeking Kanye…he was seeking me. I spoke to your husband about peace, and balance, as well as the work that we have been doing in Chicago regarding Donda’s House. He was more interested in his record.”

"How can you critize an organization that you've never physically been to or that you've never even talked to the excevtive director or any of the team," he added. "And lastly, I actually knew and was mentored by Dr. Donda West personally, and have met with and spoke to hundreds of her students and mentees who not only support the work that we are doing in Chicago, but compel it."

The Chicago MC went on to add. "At this point, if you and Kanye want us to dissolve the organization so that you can do the work, we welcome that." 

Donda's house responded to Kim's tweets with a statement of their own that reads "due to recent events that ocurred over the last 48hrs, we have decided to no longer use the name Donda's House Inc."

“This has been an incredibly difficult decision but the social media quotes from Kim Kardashian West, as well as the expressed interested of her family running the organization, has brought us to this decision.”

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