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After Going Viral Last Year, Brooklyn Rapper Prince Harvey Is Back With “Sorry”

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From the Apple Store to the recording studio

We first heard about the enigmatic Prince Harvey after he went viral for spending months recording and producing his album PHATASS at the Apple Store in Manhattan's SoHo location. The rapper, whose computer was seized when he unknowingly crashed at an evicted friend’s apartment, was quickly busted by Apple staffers for recording on the store’s computers instead of buying his own. But after Apple employees finally approved of his stunt, Harvey’s visits would sometimes turn into low-key performances for customers, generating buzz around the rapper’s cheeky exploitation of the tech titan’s free in-store trials.

Now, after a year out of the spotlight, Harvey finally has his own computer and is back with "Sorry," the first single, off of his upcoming album, Golden Child, which, yes, was recorded in an actual studio and was produced by JX Cannon. We recently caught up with Prince Harvey over the phone to talk about the breakup that inspired his new single, internet fame, and why his mom is his biggest inspiration. 

Tell me about Golden Child.
I made it with Holly, he’s a producer from Lisbon, I’m going to be premiering it there during the first stop on my European tour. My last album was a very solo process, so I kind of was in the mood to collaborate with people. I snuck into 9th Wonder’s class, and I got a new appreciation for sampled music. So, when Holly sent me all these beats, I was like, "Let’s do something."

What inspired "Sorry"?
I broke up with my ex, and she just stopped talking to me, and I was feeling really alienated. I was really busy, and I didn’t have time to talk to anyone. I really wanted to talk to her mom because I felt like she was one of the driving forces of our breakup. She was always really suspicious of me. I couldn’t talk to her, so I wrote this song with the "Sorry, Ms. Jackson" sample.

How do you feel about the media and your career in the aftermath of going viral? Are you worried people are going to stop caring about what you’re doing?
I think people are going to care about me long after I'm dead. I don't know how long the internet is going to last or how long anything is going to last. It just organically happened, people just heard about what I was doing and were like, "Yo, you’re dope and you’re doing dope stuff." I think that’s beautiful.

What was the message behind PHATASS (Prince Harvey at the Apple Store SoHo)?
It’s about the will to get things done and make things happen for yourself, no matter what. Being non-complacent and non-complaining, making things happen. With that project, I feel like I made people feel like they could do whatever it is that they wanted to do. I feel like it made people stronger.

And your latest album?
The new album I’m about to put out is called Golden Child. It’s about this idea of the chosen one. My mom just always made me feel like I was special. That feeling just kind of stuck with me throughout my life. Your parents are like God, so when they look at you like you can do anything, you believe it.

 

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Premiering today via NYLON

Small Talks, aka Cayley Spivey, has come a long way since starting a band, then becoming the entire band herself and forging her own fan base from the ground up. On her recent album A Conversation Between Us, she began to unpack any lingering baggage with one particular song: "Teeth." Today, she premieres the accompanying music video exclusively via NYLON.

"'Teeth' is about my personal battle with letting go of the past," Spivey tells NYLON, admitting that it's easily her favorite song off of A Conversation Between Us.

Watch the video for "Teeth" below.

Small Talks - Teeth (Official Music Video) - YouTube www.youtube.com

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Must have been pretty awkward

Taylor Swift and Sophie Turner were guests on the U.K.'s The Graham Norton Show together, which must have been awkward for Turner's husband, Joe Jonas, seeing as he also happens to be Swift's ex. I wonder if his name came up?

The interview doesn't come out until Friday night, but promotional photos show the two sharing a couch. Swift is making an appearance to perform her new single, "ME!" while Turner is promoting her new film, X- Men: Dark Phoenix. But it seems necessary for the two to be asked about Jonas.

Swift was just on the Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this month, where she brought up the fact that she felt bad for putting Jonas "on blast" on DeGeneres' show back in 2008 by telling the audience that he broke up with her in a record-setting short phone call. But, according to Swift, she and Jonas are chill now, since it happened pretty long ago, which means she's probably already hung out with Turner and maybe even gossiped about him with her.

We can only hope that they get the chance to spill some tea on television.

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"That's! His! Auntie!"

Leslie Jones has rewatched the Game of Thrones finale with a beer in hand, Seth Meyers at her side, and a full camera crew ready to take in all her glorious reactions. Spoilers ahead, but, if you haven't watched last week's episode already, that's kind of on you at this point.

When Jon Snow started to make out with Daenerys, also known as his aunt, only to stab her through the chest moments later, it was emotional whiplash for everyone watching. And, Jones' reactions—both from her first and second viewing—sum it all perfectly.

"That's! His! Auntie! [gagging noises]," Jones says before making an aside about calling the police if her uncle ever tried to do the same. But then the knife goes in, and Jones screams. "Did you see that?!" Jones asks, "Yeah bitch, that's a knife in you." Meyers points out the funniest part of all: "Why are you so upset about someone kissing their aunt but totally fine with someone killing their aunt?" Jones replies, "Because that bitch needed to go," and, well, same.

Other highlights from the comedians' rewatch include comparing Dany's victory speech to a bad improv gig, predicting that their dogs would have less of a reaction to their deaths than Drogon did to his mother's, and more.

Watch all of Jones' reactions from this Late Night clip below.

Game of Jones: Leslie Jones and Seth Watch Game of Thrones' Series Finale youtu.be

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These lyrics are a lot

Robbie Tripp, aka Curvy Wife Guy, is back with a music video, titled "Chubby Sexy," starring his wife and a trio of models. In it, Tripp raps about his bold choice to find women with an average body size attractive.

The video begins with a series of statements laid over some pool water: "Curves are the new high fashion," "Chubby is the new sexy," "We Out Here." Tripp posits that these queens deserve an anthem, which they do. What they do not deserve is this Cursed Song. As he lists all the names he knows to call them by (thick, thicc, and BBW), one model (who I really, really hope was paid well) squirts some lotion down her cleavage, and Tripp begins dancing.

"My girl chubby sexy/ Call her bonita gordita," Tripp states in his chorus, before going on to compare "big booty meat" to the peach emoji. Another thing he mentions is that his wife can't find a belt that fits her waist, and that's why he calls her James and the Giant Peach. He then tries to dab. Here are some of the other Cursed highlights from his, uh, verses:

Got those Khaleesi curves/ Knows how to dragon slay
She like a dude that's woke/ We like a girl that's weighty
Some say a chubby girl that's risky/ But they ain't met a curvy girl that's frisky
Imma dunk that donk like I'm Andrew Wiggins.
Thick like an Amazon/ Built like Big Ben.

Tripp says one thing in the video that I couldn't agree more with: "She don't need a man." No, she does not. Please run. If you must, watch the entire video, below. Or send it to your nemesis!

Robbie Tripp - Chubby Sexy (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com

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See the promo here

It was bound to happen. The Kadashians and Jenners have committed themselves to letting the cameras roll on their lives, for better or for worse. So if you thought that the Jordyn Woods and Tristan Thompson cheating scandal was off limits, you thought wrong. The trailer for Sunday's episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians was just released, and it involves the famous family working through the fallout of what happened when Woods went to a party at Thompson's house.

The teaser includes the infamous clip of Khloé Kardashian screaming "LIAAAARRRRRR." It's still not explicitly clear who prompted that strong response. She could be responding to Thompson, who clearly isn't always honest. Or she could be reacting to Woods account of the events on Red Table Talk. But the most revealing moment comes when we see Kylie Jenner—who was Woods' best friend before all of this happened—react for the first time.

In a heart-to-heart conversation, momager Kris Jenner says, "For you and Jordyn, it's like a divorce." Kylie only offers this in response: "She fucked up." Based on Woods' version of events—which I'm inclined to believeThompson is the one who fucked up. Still, I'm hoping for some kind of reconciliation between the two longtime friends. Perhaps we'll have to wait until next season for that.

Check out the promo video below.

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