WHAT BEEF? DRAKE BRINGS OUT EMINEM AT CONCERT IN DETROIT

Make some noise for the greatest rapper to ever get on a microphone,” Drake proclaimed in Detroit tonight.

And then, the Canadian rapper introduced Eminem to a raucous crowd.

Just a week ago, there were strong rumors that Eminem was crafting a diss record to Drizzy, but that seems to be a fleeting notion. The pair seemed quite friendly at a the show, where Eminem rose from the floor.

Eminem complimented Drake after being introduced in a grand fashion.
“It’s an honor to share the stage with this man right here,” he stated.

ARIZONA CARDINALS COACH HOSPITALIZED IN SAN DIEGO

SAN DIEGO — Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was taken to a San Diego-area hospital by ambulance before Tuesday night’s practice against the Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium.

According to a Cardinals spokesman through a tweet, Arians alerted the team’s medical staff that he wasn’t feeling well and was “experiencing stomach pain.” After being evaluated by medical staff at the stadium, Arians was transported to the hospital before the start of the 9 p.m. ET practice.

After undergoing testing, Arians will remain hospitalized overnight, and his condition will be updated Wednesday.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was taken to a hospital prior to Tuesday night’s joint practice with the Chargers in San Diego. AP Photo/Rick Scuteri
The two teams huddled together before the start of practice and appeared to be addressed by Chargers coach Mike McCoy.

Arizona is in San Diego for the week to practice with the Chargers ahead of Friday’s preseason matchup.

A two-time coach of the year winner, the 63-year-old Arians is entering his fourth year as the Cardinals’ head coach.

Arians has a history of health issues.

In 2013, as the Indianapolis Colts’ offensive coordinator, he was hospitalized before the Colts’ wild-card game against the Baltimore Ravens and was unable to coach in the game. A source said at the time that Arians had an inner-ear infection, and the team said doctors kept him in the hospital while they worked to stabilize his blood pressure.

He also was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007 and had surgery. He has been cancer free ever since.

Arians has said that when he was the head coach at Temple University from 1983 to 1988, he used to get migraines that would land him in the hospital.

After practice, Arians was on the minds of his players.

“He’s going to be fine,” said Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, as he ran off the field. “We got the toughest coach in the business.”

Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu took to Twitter to extend his best wishes to Arians.
“It’s scary; anytime he can’t be out here at practice where you know he wants to be, it’s difficult,” Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton said. “Our prayers are with him, and hopefully he’ll be back out here tomorrow.

“From what I had heard, he kind of fought tooth and nail to go in the hospital but finally made a decision that’s probably in his best interest. That’s more important right now.”

Arizona general manager Steve Keim walked past reporters without answering questions about Arians. The Cardinals have media availability at 2 p.m. ET, when quarterback Carson Palmer is scheduled to hold a news conference.

CHARLES BARKLEY RIPS U.S MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM

As the United States men’s Olympic basketball team has struggled by its own lofty standards in Rio de Janeiro, former NBA player and current TNT analyst Charles Barkley said the team’s woes are rooted in the construction of its roster.

“It’s not a good team to put together,” Barkley, 53, told Sports360AZ.com. “If you take away DeAndre Jordan, every guy on that team is a ball-dominant guy. You see them playing a lot of one-on-one basketball.

“That’s the thing I’ve noticed more than anything. Like, you have to understand when you put a team together like that, you have to have some role players.”
According to Charles Barkley, the U.S. roster features too many isolation scorers and could benefit from adding role players: “When they put that team together in the future, they have to realize we can’t have just really, really great offensive players.” Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images
Barkley, who played on the 1992 Dream Team and also won gold in 1996, said Team USA is too reliant on isolation scorers and could benefit from the addition of more role players.

“You take a guy like Kyle Lowry, who is a hell of a player, he wants to score. Kyrie [Irving] wants to score. Kevin [Durant] wants to score. DeMar [DeRozan] wants to score. So, I think they have been really stagnant offensively.

“When they put that team together in the future, they have to realize we can’t have just really, really great offensive players. They gotta have players that if they don’t get a shot, they’re not just gonna stand around and mope.”

While the U.S. is the only undefeated team left in the tournament at 5-0, its victories against Australia, Serbia and France in the previous three games have come by a mere 16 points combined.

Team USA faces Argentina on Wednesday in the quarterfinals, a rematch of last month’s exhibition in Las Vegas. While the Americans throttled Argentina by 37 points in that July 18 tuneup, their road to the gold-medal game will force them to see off the most seasoned competition they could have drawn just for the chance to play for the championship in coach Mike Krzyzewski’s farewell tournament.

KODAK BLACK FREED FROM JAIL!!!

Kodak Black is coming home. He was sentenced today to one year of house arrest and five years of probation.
The Florida rapper had a hearing in Fort Lauderdale court today (Aug. 16) regarding his May re-arrest for false imprisonment, robbery without a weapon, operating a vehicle without a viable license, possession of a firearm by a delinquent and possession of marijuana.
According to Brett Clarkson, a reporter for the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Kodak Black’s legal team entered a no contest plea to all charges. Michael Kushner, executive vice president of legal at Atlantic Records, was in court to testify on behalf of Kodak, saying, “He’s only at the very beginning of a very promising career […] It is our hope that the court will agree that he be given the opportunity to turn his life around.” Another friend of Kodak told the judge, “I think he deserves a second chance.”
The judge, Lisa Porter, accepted that plea, telling the 19-year-old, “I will give you an opportunity, Mr Octave, to prove yourself here, and be a productive member of society […] What happens from here on out is up to you.”
Kodak will also perform community service, anger management and community control supervision. In addition, the judge withheld adjudication, meaning he won’t become a convicted felon and will be allowed to tour internationally.
The judge will allow Kodak Black to come home whenever the jail releases him. Could be today, could be tomorrow. As Kodak exited the courtroom, his mother could be heard exclaiming, “I love you, baby boy!”
Welcome home, Project Baby. While he was inside, we collected 20 of his best loosies that aren’t on any of his official mixtapes. Go check those out and bump ’em all in celebration.
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CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY TODAY AUGUST 16

Atlanta based rapper who was given the birth name of Jeffrey Williams and gained notoriety in 2013 following the release of his mixtape 1017 Thug.
BEFORE FAME
He was signed by Gucci Mane’s label 1017 Brick Squad Records after Mane listened to his first three mixtapes I Came From Nothing Parts 1, 2, and 3.
TRIVIA
He was a part of the 25 New Rappers to Watch Out For list put out by Complex in 2013.
FAMILY LIFE
He moved from Atlanta to Jonesboro South projects to work on his musical style. In 2015, he got engaged to Jerrika Karlae.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He performed at the same Fool’s Day Off show as Trick Daddy in 2013.

DEJ LOAF ALLEGEDLY FIRED HER MANGER FOR STEALING $50K

In the music and entertainment industry it seems like you can’t even trust those closest too you at times.

Rumor has it that Dej Loaf fired her manager, Joy, after she allegedly stole $50K from Dej’s account.

It didn’t help that the manager also set all of her social media account pages to private and deleted all photos of Dej off of her page. Is it greed or are these folks not being paid well? Broke or not, one’s moral compass should still work.

Didn’t Dej get into a scuffle with her former management last year?

DJ WHOO KID DETAINED BY NYPD FOR CHILD SUPPORT LATE PAYMENTS

When DJ Whoo Kid left SiriusXM, he was detained by NYPD on issues related to child support.

The pseudo-arrest happened when Nassau County Sheriffs picked him up in Manhattan on an outstanding family court warrant on Aug. 8 for missing a court date.

Whoo Kid is reportedly wo years behind on child support, reports have indicated, but the G-Unit affiliate was able to prove he was up to date.

In 2013, the DJ was arrested for unpaid parking tickets.

YOUNG THUG TO CHANGE HIS NAME?? WTH???

Young Thug has made an undeniable mark in music thanks to his abstract fashion as well as his performances on songs such as T.I.’s “About The Money” and Rich Gang’s “Lifestyle.”

Is the Atlanta-raised rhymer planning to switch up his professional persona? According to Thug’s 300 label head Lyor Cohen, a name change could be imminent for the Slime Season 3 mixtape creator.

“The reality of the situation is Young Thug is not going to be ‘Young Thug’ anymore. His new name is going to be ‘No My Name Is Jeffery.’ That’s his new name,” Cohen stated during an interview with the Rap Radar podcast. “And the reality is when you see this commercial, you’re all going to understand what we do here at 300. Because it’s powerful images of what makes someone Young Thug and what the evolution and how someone is Jeffery. It’s a circular thing, it’s important.”

The veteran music executive continued, ‘No My Name is Jeffery’ is on its way. Please respect us to actually segue and utilize his name going forward because it’s important.”
The man born Jeffery Williams is scheduled to release a new music collection titled Jeffery on August 16.

Listen to a segment of Lyor Cohen’s interview below.
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LOUISIANA FLOODS CONTINUE AFTER HISTORIC RAINFALL

Southern Louisiana faces continued flood warnings Tuesday, even as communities struggle to recover from a deluge over the weekend that killed at least seven, stranded more than 20,000 and left more than 11,000 seeking shelter after a historic rainfall.

Towns downstream of the areas hardest hit over the weekend watched anxiously as floodwaters crested and slowly began receding overnight into Tuesday.

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SLIDESHOW: Federal Emergency Declared in Louisiana Flood
Officials announced late Monday that another body had been recovered from the water in Baton Rouge, raising the total number of fatalities to at least seven.

The ongoing flood risk forced the closure of city offices in Baton Rouge on Tuesday.
Over the weekend, parts of Southern Louisiana received as much as 25 inches of rain. The National Weather Service estimates the chance of that much rain falling in any given location over the course of a year at .1 percent, meaning that it is only likely to occur once every 1,000 years.

The National Guard mobilized 2,500 personnel and nearly 195 high-water vehicles and had rescued nearly 3,400 people and 400 pets as of Monday.
“That’s what we are focused on, saving lives. said Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis, adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard. “We can also bring on military police and give police officers a chance to rest and check on their homes.”

The National Guard has so far distributed more than 600,000 sandbags, close to 96,000 bottles of water and 2,300 meals-ready-to eat (MRE) in affected communities.