Whethan & Dua Lipa – High (From “Fifty Shades Freed”)

[Post-Chorus: Dua Lipa]
Don’t we get a little, get a little
Don’t we get a little high
Get a little high, high [Post-Chorus: Dua Lipa]
Don’t we get a little, get a little
Don’t we get a little high
Get a little high, high

[Bridge: Dua Lipa]
Don’t wanna pay attention to the writing on the wall
Painted with aggression, and dripping when you call
Not gonna learn my lesson, am I running out of time? So, why, why, why? [Post-Chorus: Dua Lipa]
Don’t we get a little, get a little
Don’t we get a little high
Get a little high, high
[Verse 2: Dua Lipa]
Keep my head under the water, pride buried in my chest
Not counting all the minutes, the seconds, not holdin’ my breath
Now sinking from the surface, swimming in my lungs
Losing all my vision, religion, I’m holding my tongue
[Chorus: Dua Lipa]
So why, why
Don’t we get a little high, high? [Verse 1: Dua Lipa]
You don’t have to be so cautious if you practice what you preach
Counting up the stacks on the counter, a fucking disease
Don’t ask me to be righteous if you practice what you teach
Counting all your blessings the second you’re down on your knees
[Chorus: Dua Lipa]
So why, why
Don’t we get a little high, high?

Stalley – Holy Quran

[Intro]
(Swiff D)
Holy Quran
Holy Quran
Holy Quran
Holy Quran
[Chorus]
They want me to change but some things just can’t be rewritten
God of gods, light of light, they all true and living
Authentic like this book I hold in palm
With mercy, embrace all things, (through this) Holy Quran
Ho-Holy Quran
Holy Quran
Holy Quran
Ho-Holy Quran
[Verse 1]
They want me to change, want me in reins
Locked up in cage, head full of rage
It’s insane, the percentage of my niggas that’s gone
And all my niggas that’s home, hold your head and stay strong
What’s hatnin’ in the White House got my black thoughts runnin’
Deeply rooted in this evil, I’m tryna crop out somethin’
And plant these good seeds of mine, hope they see the signs
Why my people dyin’ on Vine, swear that Facebook live
Desensitized by murder, murder, bloody murder
Likes and retweets don’t help in hands, just all observers
Hype converters, wave surfers, they don’t serve no purpose
Government at the service, God save us, we out here livin’ worthless

[Chorus]
They want me to change but some things just can’t be rewritten
God of gods, light of light, they all true and living
Authentic like this book I hold in palm
With mercy, embrace all things, (through this) Holy Quran
Ho-Holy Quran
Holy Quran
Holy Quran
Ho-Holy Quran
[Verse 2]
They tryna crucify me for my originality
They say a man’s worth depends on salary
But what’s money but selfish ways and no one’s proud of me
The ugly truth, got fat pockets and high calories
A gluttonous approach, with a selfish mentality
The wicked ways of sin, I be fightin’ all these Jinns
Fake friends, backstabbers, they be knifin’ at my skin
I rose from the ghetto without a thorn in my stem
I’m written and unbothered, completely who I’m ‘posed to be
Comfortable in my own skin, even if no one notice me
But notably, I’m known as King, someone who control this dream
And broke free of every iron hand that had a hold on me
[Chorus]
They want me to change but some things just can’t be rewritten
God of gods, light of light, they all true and living
Authentic like this book I hold in palm
With mercy, embrace all things, (through this) Holy Quran
Ho-Holy Quran
Holy Quran
Holy Quran
Ho-Holy Quran

PartyNextDoor – More Than Friends (Fеаt. Tory Lanez)

You know that’s all I wanna do
You know that’s all I wanna do
Ride for you, I’ll die for you
Why won’t you let me love you? You know that’s all I wanna do
You know that’s all I wanna do
Ride for you, I’ll die for you
Why won’t you let me love you? You know that’s all I wanna do
[Verse 2: Tory Lanez]
Can I pull up later, baby? You know that’s all I wanna do Why won’t you let me love you? [Chorus: PARTYNEXTDOOR]
Why won’t you let me love you? You know that’s all I wanna do
You know that’s all I wanna do
Ride for you, I’ll die for you
Why won’t you let me love you? You got me on standby
I’m a player, baby you fuckin’ my mind up
In my best designer
Shawty wastin’ time, but it’s time to make your mind up
I know you like the way the 458 skates
See the diamonds in the dash
You ain’t worried ’bout the cash
But you know I got the game that be feelin’ like a cheat
Got the stars in the roof, double R’s in the seat
I’ma dawg, I’ma freak
Come fuck with me I’ll beat that pussy W-E-T
Tell your friends that I’m your homie, I’m not tryna be
Not tryna wing it
I just don’t know how to bring it
Let my nigga PARTY sing it because…

[Pre-Chorus: PARTYNEXTDOOR]
I know, time is tickin’, tickin’, want my mind blown
I cannot forget it, girl, you’re my only
I need you to get it
I want you to be more than my homie
[Chorus: PARTYNEXTDOOR]
Why won’t you let me love you? Why won’t you let me love you? You know that’s all I wanna do
(You know that’s all I wanna do)
[Verse 1: PARTYNEXTDOOR]
Trust me, yeah, trust me
I know you wanna trust me, girl
Love me, yeah, love me
I know you wanna love me, girl
You love the way I pull the Porsche out
On Pembroke Pines
Wind the window down
Know I dig you, wanna make you mine
Take you to Moshi Moshi
Tryna wine and dine
Tryna get your tan on
Tryna be tearin’ me fine, yeah
[Pre-Chorus: PARTYNEXTDOOR]
I know, time is tickin’, tickin’, want my mind blown
I cannot forget it, girl, you’re my only
I need you to get it
I want you to be more than my homie

[Chorus: PARTYNEXTDOOR]
Why won’t you let me love you? Why won’t you let me love you?

Migos – Notice Me (feat. Post Malone)

Fox Five, Five, Five on it
Get live, yeah
[Verse 1: Takeoff]
All this jewelry, they gon’ notice me (ayy)
Birds in the traps singin’ like Jodeci
I tip a bitch just ’cause of my courtesy (tippin’)
Then do a show, pick up my currency (backend)
Versace slippers colored burgundy (‘Sace)
Rappers be talkin’, think they hurtin’ me (uh uh)
I took his ho, make her come work for me (bitch)
Keep the Draco case an emergency (grr, grat)
Ridin’ ’round the city, sippin’ a tea, packin’ the heat, niggas that lookin’ for me (lookin’ for)
Comin’ up watchin’ them niggas on TV like they were what I wanted to be (wanted to)
Now I’m the one, gettin’ paid for it, thank God, it’s a blessin’ to see (naw, for real)
Doin’ shows, I’m on stage for it, Saint Laurent on my feet

[Chorus: Post Malone]
Got your ho with me
I pull her slowly
Saint Laurent on both my feet
All this jewelry, they gon’ notice me
And you know I got that Rol’ on me
I pull her slowly
Saint Laurent on both my feet
All this jewelry, they gon’ notice me
[Post-Chorus: Quavo]
Ayy, I wanna ride, ride, ride on it
Keep my eyes, eyes, eyes on her
Wanna cry, cry, cry on her
Ayy, I wanna fly, fly, fly on it
Can I vibe, vibe, vibe on it? Fox Five, Five, Five on it
Get live, yeah
[Outro: Quavo]
Nawfside, yeah
Can we ride, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah [Intro]
Good job, First
[Chorus: Post Malone]
Got your ho with me
I pull her slowly
Saint Laurent on both my feet
All this jewelry, they gon’ notice me
And you know I got that Rol’ on me
I pull her slowly
Saint Laurent on both my feet
All this jewelry, they gon’ notice me
[Post-Chorus: Quavo]
Ayy, I wanna ride, ride, ride on it
Keep my eyes, eyes, eyes on her
Wanna cry, cry, cry on her
Ayy, I wanna fly, fly, fly on it
Can I vibe, vibe, vibe on it? Fox Five, Five, Five on it
Get live, yeah
[Verse 2: Offset]
I told that bitch to drop a four for me (drop a four)
Drop my top, now I’m exposin’ me (skrrt, skrrt)
A lot of these rappers gettin’ old to me (they kinda old)
Extortion publishin’, you owe it to me (you know you owe)
I’m droppin’ the top and showin’ the titties (drop top)
Run to the money, we tryna get fitted (run to the money)
I clear my mind and I had a vision (I had a vision)
And then I arrive with twenty-five bitches (then they arrive)
We sell out the whole facility
Not likin’ your vibe, your energy (vibe)
I came from the pot with Kimberly (pot)
She sniffin’ the lines, assembly (lines)
We had a good time in Italy (time)
Yo, these niggas be lyin’ about loyalty (lyin’)
Get on my knees, prayin’ to God to cover me

[Chorus: Post Malone]
Got your ho with me
I pull her slowly
Saint Laurent on both my feet
All this jewelry, they gon’ notice me
And you know I got that Rol’ on me
I pull her slowly
Saint Laurent on both my feet
All this jewelry, they gon’ notice me
[Post-Chorus: Quavo]
Ayy, I wanna ride, ride, ride on it
Keep my eyes, eyes, eyes on her
Wanna cry, cry, cry on her
Ayy, I wanna fly, fly, fly on it
Can I vibe, vibe, vibe on it?

Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends (Lyric Video)

(I made it very clear)
Want me to spell it out for you? Haven’t I made it clear? Haven’t I made it clear? You looking insane
Here we go again
[Pre-Chorus: Anne-Marie]
Don’t go look at me with that look in your eye
You really ain’t going away without a fight
You can’t be reasoned with, I’m done being polite
I’ve told you one, two, three, four, five, six thousand times
[Chorus: Anne-Marie]
Haven’t I made it obvious? Haven’t I made it clear? F-R-I-EN-D-S
F-R-I-EN-D-S

[Outro: Anne-Marie]
Ohhh-oh, ohhh-oh, ohhh,oh
Ahhh-oh, ahhh-oh, ahh-oh F-R-I-EN-D-S
F-R-I-EN-D-S

[Verse 2: Anne-Marie]
Have you got no shame? [Refrain: Anne-Marie]
Don’t mess it up, talking that shit
Only gonna push me away, that’s it
Have you got no shame? (Have I not made it obvious?)
Haven’t I made it clear? (Haven’t I?)
Want me to spell it out for you? (to spell it out for you?)
F-R-I-EN-D-S
F-R-I-EN-D-S

[Bridge: Anne-Marie]
F-R-I-EN-D-S
That’s how you f***** spell "friends"
F-R-I-EN-D-S
Get that shit inside your head
No, no, yeah, uh, ahh
F-R-I-EN-D-S
We’re just friends
[Pre-Chorus: Anne-Marie]
So don’t go look at me with that look in your eye
You really ain’t going nowhere without a fight
You can’t be reasoned with, I’m done being polite
I’ve told you one, two, three, four, five, six thousand times
[Chorus: Anne-Marie]
Haven’t I made it obvious? (Haven’t I made it clear?)
Want me to spell it out for you? (I made it very clear)
Want me to spell it out for you? (I made it very obvious)
Haven’t I made it clear? When you say you love me, that make me crazy
Here we go again
[Pre-Chorus: Anne-Marie]
Don’t go look at me with that look in your eye
You really ain’t going away without a fight
You can’t be reasoned with, I’m done being polite
I’ve told you one, two, three, four, five, six thousand times
[Chorus: Anne-Marie]
Haven’t I made it obvious? (yeah)
F-R-I-EN-D-S (I said F-R-I-EN-D-S)
Haven’t I made it obvious? (Haven’t I made it?)
Haven’t I made it clear? Want me to spell it out for you? Want me to spell it out for you? F-R-I-EN-D-S
Haven’t I made it obvious? F-R-I-EN-D-S
Haven’t I made it obvious? [Intro: Anne-Marie]
Oooh-oh, Oooh-woh
Oooh-oh, Oooh-woh
[Verse 1: Anne-Marie]
You say you love me, I say you crazy
We’re nothing more than friends
You’re not my lover, more like a brother
I known you since we were like ten, yeah
[Refrain: Anne-Marie]
Don’t mess it up, talking that shit
Only gonna push me away, that’s it! You looking insane
Turning up at my door
It’s two in the morning, the rain is pouring
Haven’t we been here before?

LOCASH – Don’t Get Better Than That (Lyric Video)

[Verse 1]
Ever caught a buzz floating down the river
Ever looked in the her eyes and seen forever
Ever smelled the air right after the rain
Ever come back home just for Momma’s cooking
Ever hit that shot when everybody’s looking
Ever felt that rush from a leap of faith
Yeah it don’t get better than
[Chorus]
Rolling with a full tank, wasting gas
Sipping on a sunset, crushing cans
A little Nitty Gritty turned up full blast
It don’t get better than that
Raise a lot of hell on a Friday night
Holding on your honey under neon lights
Knowing where you’ve been, loving where you’re at
It don’t get better than that
[Verse 2]
Ever heard the words "I love you, Daddy"
Felt the waves touch your toes off the coast of Cali
Lost count counting stars ’cause there’s just so many in the sky
Don’t they look good tonight
[Chorus]
Rolling with a full tank, wasting gas
Sipping on a sunset, crushing cans
A little Nitty Gritty turned up full blast
It don’t get better than that
Raise a lot of hell on a Friday night
Holding on your honey under neon lights
Knowing where you’ve been, loving where you’re at
It don’t get better than that

[Bridge]
Ever found the truth on a Sunday morning
Ever go all in when you’re free falling
Felt like you’re right where you’re meant to be
Like you and me
[Chorus]
Rolling with a full tank, wasting gas
Sipping on a sunset, crushing cans
A little Nitty Gritty turned up full blast
It don’t get better than that
Raise a lot of hell on a Friday night
Holding on your honey under neon lights
Knowing where you’ve been, loving where you’re at
It don’t get better than that
[Outro]
It don’t get better, it don’t get better than that

Felix Jaehn – Cool (feat. Marc E. Bassy & Gucci Mane)

Bassy]
Remember, you told me you’d never forget where you came from
Remember, you told me we’d always stay homies from day one
[Chorus: Marc E. You’re texting me on my birthday
You don’t even try
[Pre-Chorus: Marc E. Bassy]
Used to ask me for my help
When no one else gave a fuck about a single word you said
In a minute I’ll be there, no matter where
Kinda funny just how quickly you forget
[Pre-Chorus: Marc E. Bassy]
Remember, you told me you’d never forget where you came from
Remember, you told me we’d always stay homies from day one
[Chorus: Marc E. Schuwop
[Verse 1: Marc E. [Intro: Gucci Mane]
Heh? Bassy]
Cool
And now you’re not who you used to be
I don’t know what you’re dying to prove
So hit me up when you’re over being cool
Your new friends will say anything
But if you wanna know the truth
Hit me up when you’re over being cool Bassy]
And now you’re not who you used to be
I don’t know what you’re dying to prove
So hit me up when you’re over being cool
Your new friends will say anything
But if you wanna know the truth
Hit me up when you’re over being cool

[Post-Chorus]
Cool
Cool
[Verse 2: Marc E. Bassy]
Remember, you told me you’d never forget where you came from
Remember, you told me we’d always stay homies from day one
[Chorus: Marc E. Bassy]
I see you treat me differently
‘Cause you don’t need therapy on a Friday night
And you said you’d be there for me, I can’t believe
I should have known you wouldn’t at the time, no no
Promise me you’ll never change
But can’t explain why you never come around no more
So this is how it’s gonna be? Bassy]
And now you’re not who you used to be
I don’t know what you’re dying to prove
So hit me up when you’re over being cool
Your new friends will say anything
But if you wanna know the truth
Hit me up when you’re over being cool
[Verse 3: Gucci Mane]
Uh, yeah, go
I got her sprung for my dick, she addicted (yeah)
I got a rude girl, rich off her lipstick (mwah)
Designer diva, we both materialistic (Guc)
I’m from the 6, but I ball like the fifth pick (ball)
To make her slide through, I gotta tell her some slick
So many diamonds in it, where her wrist at
I thought your homegirl was cool, but she flipped it (no)
Don’t listen to them hoes, man that’s gossip (oh)
Skinny chick only point me to a thick bitch (yeah)
Ugly bitch only point me to a pretty chick (yeah)
We ain’t turning down, not even a little bit (no)
But if they can’t read between the lines, they illiterate
It’s Gucci

[Pre-Chorus: Marc E.

Sonny Digital – Keep It Real

[Intro]
Yuh, yuh, yuh
Do it for the winners
Strictly for the winners
Strictly for the winners
Strictly for the winners
Strictly for the winners
Strictly for the winners
Strictly for the winners
Strictly for the winners
Strictly for the winners
Strictly for the winners
Strictly for the winners
Strictly for the winners
Strictly for the winners
[Chorus]
Ayy, let’s just keep it real
Cause you ain’t keep it real
Tell me what’s the deal
I ain’t tell nobody but I’m about to sign a deal
[Verse 1]
Hope the Lord forgive me
For all the sins I committed in my life
Strippers in the club and they’re dancing every night
Lord forgive ’em cause you know they ain’t living right
Lord forgive me cause I’ma be in there tonight
Know I’m a beast but I ain’t living on the hype
[?] I ain’t talking about the the dyke
If I gotta be there I’ma fly there over night
First class on the flight

[Chorus]
Let’s just keep it real
Cause you ain’t keep it real
Tell me what’s the deal
I ain’t tell nobody but I’m about to sign a deal
Niggas say they know me, man this shit been getting real
Gotta keep it silent when you playing in the field
But back then they didn’t want me now they tryna chill
[Verse 2]
Rolly on my wrist got my wrist on froze
Only fuck ’em once then dismiss them hoes
You the type of nigga that’ll miss them hoes
I’m the type of nigga that’ll [?] them hoes
[?]
I don’t know you, put your phone on the tray
[?] bitch I’m grown, don’t play
Got in your face, Olay
[?]
Bitch we only going hard now
Used to want a little bit but now a nigga want it all now
[?] though we ball out
Ain’t too much that changed nigga
[?] nigga
And them bitches yeah they came quickly
If I removed all your chains, you a lame nigga
It’s a shame nigga
Fuck you and every nigga who came with you
[Chorus]
Let’s just keep it real
Cause you ain’t keep it real
Tell me what’s the deal
I ain’t tell nobody but I’m about to sign a deal
Niggas say they know me, man this shit been getting real
Gotta keep it silent when you playing in the field, for real
But back then they didn’t want me now they tryna chill

Serena Williams’ Big Return to the Courts: A Look at Her Road Back to Tennis

Mario Testino / Vogue
With a luxe tropical honeymoon in the Bahamas out of the way, it was time to turn her eyes back to the prize: Getting back on the court and reclaiming her top spot. Walking out there and hearing the crowd, it may seem like nothing. Every day I get better and stronger.”
Whatever the delay, there’s no doubt that Williams is back and ready to fight. I want them, but I don’t need them. I always ask, ‘Am I going to be good enough?’”), it was clear that she was more ready than she might’ve thought.   “It’s the most outrageous plan,” she admitted. News. Esdee
Mario Testino / Vogue
“After performing in my first match after giving birth I realized that although I am super close I’m not where I personally want to be,” Williams wrote in a statement posted to her Snapchat. That’s a different feeling for me.”
However, her re-ascension would have to start after January’s Australian Open. “She has my arms and legs! / Allan Zepeda / Brides.com

In an open letter to her mother   Oracene Price   published on The Washington Post‘s website, she thanked her mama for preparing her for motherhood simply through leading by example. 22 in the world. 1 ahead of her. The couple wrote their own vows,” Gooder said. “Sadly, I have to withdraw from the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and the Miami Open,” she said that March. “I’m so used to me-me-me, taking care of my health, my body, my career. I look forward to being back as soon as I can.”
However, sports fans were thrown for quite a loop when Williams revealed that she was 20 weeks pregnant just a month later, breaking the news that she and then-fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, were expecting via Snapchat. Physically I feel good. “It’s interesting,” she told Vogue. I hope to teach my baby Alexis Olympia the same, and have the same fortitude you have had,” she wrote, while also   remarking at the similarities she noticed in her own little one. I don’t play to be the second best or the third best. And yes, for all the mathematicians at home, that does mean that she won the Australian Open while roughly eight weeks pregnant. “There were a lot of athletes and sports stars blended with the tech community from Alexis.”
The evening, which also included a surprise performance from R&B group New Edition (and a choreographed dance courtesy of Williams and Ohanian) and a carousel, hit its high point when the pair shared their personalized vows. It’s not a secret that I have my sights on 25.”
This time, though, she felt she might just have the ace up her sleeve she’d been waiting for all her life. Also Read:  VIDEO: Phelno Pherb – Ada Oma Ft. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.”
“I never wanted a traditional wedding,” Williams told Vogue in January. “It’s hard to figure out what the end of your tennis career should look like,” she told Vogue   in August. As Williams revealed that month, her training after giving birth to Alexis Olympia was delayed thanks to a terrifying medical ordeal that befell her just after her emergency C-section. Mario Testino/Vogue
After Williams proved victorious in Melbourne, beating her sister Venus Williams and surpassing Steffi Graff‘s Open Era record with her 23rd Grand Slam singles title,   ensuring her return to No. But if there is a clear number one, that’s cool, too, because it’s like, yeah, I’m gonna come for you.”
We can’t wait to watch. After a year full of personal highs that kept her off the court, Serena Williams, a clear GOAT in the world of tennis if there ever was one, is returning to the action for her first match in over a year with this weekend’s Fed Cup in Asheville, N.C. “Maybe this goes without saying, but it needs to be said in a powerful way: I absolutely want more Grand Slams,” she told Vogue. My exact same strong, muscular, powerful, sensational arms and body,” the athlete continued. “If anything, this pregnancy has given me a new power.”
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A plan was set: She would return to the court in January to defend her Australian Open title. Nearly a year after getting engaged, and just two months after becoming parents, the happy couple tied the knot in front of family and friends, with a star-studded guest list that included Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria, Ciara, Russell Wilson, La La Anthony, Anna Wintour, Kelly Rowland, and more, on November 16 in New Orleans. There was also the small matter of making it official with baby daddy Ohanian. “This is definitely the start of a long process,” Williams told the crowd of reporters in Asheville. I don’t need the money or the titles or the prestige. And that plan to return to Melbourne? It will be cool to see if I get there again, to what I call my spot—where I feel I belong. A legend is about to return to the tennis court. “I’m ready and excited to be chosen to the team. “I wanted a strong wedding.” By all accounts, she got it. And while she won’t be making her grand return in any of Saturday’s singles matches, delaying her appearance on the court until Sunday, Feb. I’m definitely coming back. The next day, Williams’ doctors found several small blood clots in her lungs, which caused coughing, which, in turn, caused her C-section wound to re-open. But there’s no better feeling in the world.”
After all, there was still one major record looming in the not-too-far-off distance, just begging Williams to smash it: Margaret Court’s 24 Grand Slam titles. “Knowing I’ve got this beautiful baby to go home to makes me feel like I don’t have to play another match. “Thank you for being the role model I needed to endure all the hardships that I now regard as a challenges–ones that I enjoy. She withdrew from the upcoming Indian Wells and Miami Opens, citing a knee injury. 11 when she partners with Lauren Davis to take on Lesley Kerkhove and Demi Schuurs of the Netherlands in a doubles match, the wait for fans will be nothing compared to the last time they saw Williams slay the women’s singles competition at the 2017 Australian Open over a year ago. Though we—and maybe even the pro herself—wouldn’t know that until the new year. And by all accounts, it was a fairy tale evening. “I don’t know how I would react if she has to go through what I’ve gone through since I was a 15 year old and even to this day.”
Becoming a mother and stepping away from the court while ranked as No. As she went back in for surgery, doctors found that a large hematoma had flooded her abdomen, making a filter in her vein necessary to prevent more clots from forming. “I used to think I’d want to retire when I have kids, but no. 1 ranking, she began her surprising retreat from the sport that made her a superstar. That’s, like, three months after I give birth. I’m not walking anything back, but I’m just saying it’s pretty intense.”
The very next month, on September 1, to be exact, she and Ohanian welcomed baby Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. All told, Williams spent her first six weeks as a mom bed-ridden. “I have not been able to train due to my knees and am disappointed I cannot be there. “There hasn’t been a clear number one since I was there. Mel Barlow & Co. I’m very happy to be here. I appreciate the support and understanding of my fans and everyone at the Australian Open.”
With her eyes on Indian Wells in March, this weekend’s Fed Cup, her first since 2015, is the official start of Williams’ rebound—albeit one that, just a day prior to beginning, was delayed a bit further when it was revealed that she wouldn’t be participating in any singles matches today, as originally thought. However impressive that may be, she still faced a long climb back to No. “I just want to put that out there. “My coach and team always said ‘Only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all the way.’ With that being said I am disappointed to say I’ve decided not to compete in the Australian Open this year.”
She concluded her note, “However, the memory of last year’s Open is one that I will carry with me and Olympia and I look forward to coming back again. “I’m well aware of the record books, unfortunately. I will keep moving forward and continue to be positive. “Alexis really was amazing during the ceremony. After losing an exhibition match in late December at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, Williams came to the realization that she just wasn’t ready to defend her title in Melbourne. 1, there’s always trepidation about losing your momentum. If there’s no clear number one, it’s like, yeah, I can get my spot back. “They were super personal and he really delivered and said ‘You are my Queen and we already have our Princess.’   Everybody was crying. “And actually, I think having a baby might help. When I’m too anxious I lose matches, and I feel like a lot of that anxiety disappeared when Olympia was born,” she continued. “Obviously, if I have a chance to go out there and catch up with Margaret, I am not going to pass that up,” she told the magazine. 1 wouldn’t be the only major changes Williams faced in 2017, however. Her impending maternity leave wouldn’t be the first break from tennis that Williams had taken in her career, and she certainly   wouldn’t the first female tennis champ to leave the tour to start a family only and return successfully, but when you’re riding high at No. Well, it went out the window. As she adjusted to motherhood, something she’d just admitted to Vogue the month prior that she worried she wasn’t quite ready for just yet (“That’s something I have to work on,” she told the publication. into the world. Also Read:  DJ Khaled Named Weight Watchers Social Media Ambassador
“Serena loves Disney and Alexis and Serena danced their first dance song to ‘Tale as Old as Time.’ I think that song is really significant because that song’s from Beauty and the Beast   and they come from two such different worlds and I think that was the theme of the evening,” Brides Executive Director Lisa Gooder revealed to E! Despite being absent from the game for nearly the entirety of 2017, she still ended the season ranked No.

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The Biggest Scandals in Olympic Figure Skating History

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Norwegian figure-skating legend Sonja Henie, who though she later became a U.S. At the end of the day, I laid out my best and I’m going home proud! And now no one understands how figure skating is scored. TIMOTHY A. The   grumbling over skating’s scoring system   never abated, with many befuddled athletes, fans and entire   countries more united in their annoyance than ever. “The most important people are my family and my closest friends. NY Daily News via Getty Images
Kerrigan was traumatized but physically OK enough to win a silver medal a month and a half later at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, where Harding finished eighth after having a meltdown over a broken skate lace. citizen and made an anti-Nazi film when she turned to acting, was a personal favorite of Adolf Hitler‘s when she was in her skating prime. It may not have been as beautiful as Yuna and Carolina, but under the rules and the way it works, she did all that…I think it was a just strategy that worked on the night.”
Ultimately, there was no official protest filed with the   ISU or International Olympic Committee, so no official investigation was conducted. “I don’t think Sonja Henie was a political person in any way, shape, or form,” Dick Button told   Vanity Fair in 2014. The athlete herself pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution in March 1994, though it was only this year that she admitted she figured out what had happened after   the fact—even before   she was filled   in—but didn’t tell authorities. team, she still would have skated right into a hotbed of national subjectivity and playing favorites. (And speaking of traditional, even U.S. A new analysis from BuzzFeed News found that 16 of the 48 figure-skating judges who will be on the job in Pyeongchang—including two each from Canada and the United States, three from China and all three Russians—have evidenced a pattern of showing preference to skaters from their own countries in international competition. There is no such thing as competition without controversy, and when you add millions of dollars; massive egos; years of blood, sweat and tears; and international tension, sometimes between countries that don’t much like each other even on a good day, you’ve got controversy on steroids. And speaking of scandal,   all 163 Russian athletes at the Olympics   in Pyeongchang, including 15 figure skaters, are competing as “Olympic Athletes From Russia,” due to   the ban slapped on their national team for what the IOC determined was an entrenched, widespread, allegedly government-sanctioned doping program. (He resigned in 2004—and then was reelected in 2007.)
Le Gougne then recanted her confession, saying she’d been under pressure yet again, this time by the International Skating Union, to admit to something she didn’t do. Instead, however, critics of the scoring system and the judges implementing it were irate that Sotnikova skated away with the gold after attempting just enough trickery to win and turning in a tidy, though not   perfect performance. She ultimately supported U.S. champ Dick Button, who won the men’s figure skating at the Olympics in 1948 and 1952, weighed in via Twitter: “Sotnikova was energetic, strong, commendable, but not a complete skater. Getty Images; AP; Melissa Herwitt / E! Illustration

Show us a sport and we’ll show you a scandal. “That is really the only way you can describe it. And though it’s beautiful to look at and the inevitable stories of triumphing over adversity are heartwarming, figure skating has had its share of issues. National Championships (all roads lead to the Olympics in this sport) and Ashley Wagner,   who was a member of the group that won bronze in the inaugural team competition   in Sochi but missed out on making the team that went to Pyeongchang. Fast-forward to this year at the U.S. “I do care. Aside from her Sochi teammate Gracie Gold, who took herself out of the running for a 2018 Olympics spot last fall   to focus on her physical and mental health, Wagner   is the United States’   most well-known star on the ice—so call a country confused that the judges poked so many holes in her performance. Also Read:  Sam Gellaitry’s “Long Distance” Making Waves Again After Huge Super Bowl Ad
“Of course, the drama of a perfect mark has been taken away, but things had to evolve,” Canadian figure skater David   Pelletier told CBC Sports   last month. However, the   Chicago Tribune   pointed out that one of the judges on the panel was married to the general director of the Russian Figure Skating Association, and another judge, from Ukraine, had actually been banned from judging for a year after getting caught   in a result-fixing plot in 1998. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

In the aftermath of Sochi, in 2016 the International Skating Union ended judging anonymity, which had been implemented in response to the uproar in 2002—a welcome change for those clamoring for more transparency in the sport, not less. “I’m furious, I am absolutely furious,” Wagner told reporters afterward. In Berlin before the Olympics, Hitler and his entourage came to watch her skate and she greeted him with the Nazi salute and a “heil Hitler,” prompting headlines speculating that she was some sort of Nazi or Nazi sympathizer. “I considered that the Russians were the best. “All that will be recalled is a band of thugs from Portland, Ore., tried to rig the national figure skating association championships and the Olympics by stealth and violence.”
As   I, Tonya intended, it’s impossible to watch the film and not come away with the sinking feeling that Harding was competing against the odds all her life and was more of an innocent bystander in her own rather tragic story than the villain   the tabloids made her out to be 24 years ago. Gone was the old way where skaters were judged out of 6 on technical merit and artistry, and in came different   possible high scores for each skater based on the difficulty of the tricks they planned to execute and how well they did so, plus overall presentation. I fear I will never be allowed back in Russia again.”)
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“Adelina collected more points,” said 1984 Olympic gold medalist turned TV commentator Scott Hamilton, who was watching   from   the NBC booth. war efforts, but it didn’t escape notice that she didn’t donate to the Norwegian   resistance until after Pearl Harbor. So my motto is, ‘Take care of me, so I can take care of my family.’” She recalled, “The media had me convicted of doing something wrong before I had even done anything at all, before I had talked to anyone, before I get out of bed. After the 1936 Olympics, Henie retired from skating and set her sights on Hollywood, marrying an American and becoming a naturalized citizen in 1940. “You are a prime example of how ruthless ambition and raw greed can disrupt, degrade and disfigure a sport of grace even to the height of the Olympics,” Circuit Judge Donald Londer told Gillooly at sentencing. NBC News noted, as well, that 33 of the 164 judges considered eligible to judge the skating this year hold or once held leadership positions with their national skating federations—and 11 of the aforementioned 48 fit that bill, including a Korean judge who told a newspaper that she would make sure skaters from her country were “not disadvantaged” this year. “I know when I go and I lay it down and I absolutely left one jump on the table, but for me to put out two programs that I did at this competition as solid as I skated and to get those scores, I am furious, and I think deservedly so.”
In an attempt to avoid a deduction for poor sportsmanship in the court of public opinion, she tweeted later, “As an athlete, I’m allowed to be mad. (Most of the online angst came from people in Korea.)
“I am stunned by this result, I don’t understand the scoring,” Katarina Witt, who won   back to back individual golds (in 1984 and 1988, for East Germany), reportedly said on German TV. Congrats to the lovely ladies of the team, you’ve got me in your cheering squad now! Amid the uproar, French judge Marie-Reine Le Gougne   tearfully admitted to throwing her vote to the Russians   in exchange for a Russian judge’s vote for a   French ice-dancing pair, after being pressured from the president of the French Ice Sports Federation,   Didier Gailhaguet, to do so. We know the first one that comes to mind, in no small part due to the Oscar-nominated   I, Tonya   currently in theaters, so we’ll start with that:   Nancy Kerrigan getting whacked on the knee   in an otherwise hapless attack arranged by Tonya Harding‘s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly 24 years ago. “I judged in my soul and conscience,” she said. After being suspended indefinitely, she told the French paper L’Equipe that   she really did think the Russians should have won in the first place and she voted accordingly. And a single judge inclined to give a boost to his or her country’s team could influence the medal standings if the scores are close enough. If you look at Yuna of the past, this was not a program as difficult as she has done, and she left the opportunity for someone to collect points on that side of the scoring. Hers is definitely more of a traditional perspective, one shared by many but which doesn’t serve any athlete, coach or analyst to harp on these days. Gailhaguet thoroughly denied exerting any pressure on LeGougne. It was the first women’s figure-skating gold for Russia and Sotnikova’s best finish in non-junior international competition. YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images

When the medals were handed out in Sochi in 2014, more than 2 million people signed a Change.org petition demanding an investigation into the judging of the women’s figure skating after Russian Adelina Sotnikova   won the gold over South Korea’s Yuna Kim, who won gold in Vancouver 2010 and retired after the Sochi Games. Attorney and ISU championship judge Jon Jackson told a reporter at the time, “When accusations get that ridiculous, it’s an indication that people are running scared.”

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Pelletier and Salé were ultimately awarded gold medals (at a ceremony that the Russian pair, who got to keep their medals as well, gracefully attended) and Le Gougne wrote a tell-all book, Glissades à Salt Lake City. You’d think the underdog, out-of-nowhere angle would’ve worked for people. I mean, I care, but I don’t care,” Harding told ABC News   in December. She finished fourth at nationals and   champion   Bradie Tennell, silver medalist   Mirai Nagasu   and bronze medalist Karen Chen are competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Meanwhile, despite all the talk of favoritism, there is such a thing as the exact opposite of support from one’s home country in skating—but that appears to be reserved for those who really upset their compatriots. Everybody else’s opinions don’t matter. Sometimes literally. She was banned for life from the United States Figure Skating Association and stripped of the national title she won two days after Kerrigan was attacked. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
Eight years later in Salt Lake City, the pairs figure-skating competition at the 2002 Winter Olympics was allegedly   fixed—you know, no big deal—and the debacle prompted an overhaul of the age-old scoring system. (Which she presumably remembers from 2014, having had one of the more meme-able reactions   when she saw her short-program scores in Sochi, where she finished seventh overall in the individual competition.)

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Which is apparently just the way it is. “I think the only thing that I question is my scores compared to my scores in the past,” she continued. AP Photo/Lennox McLendon
“I knew that this would be with me for the rest of my life,” Harding told the   New York Times recently—and she wasn’t talking about the fact that she was the first American woman to land a triple axel in competition. “I scored lower in the second mark in my short program than I did in a competition that I was injured at and those are the things that I’m confused about, but you know, the technical side, I think was totally fair and I ended up where I ended up, but, I mean, that moment I created for myself—a standing ovation at Nationals, that’s something that for me, I’ll forever be proud of.”  
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And if she had made the U.S. Gillooly spent six months in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering for his role in what proved to be a career-killing PR debacle for Harding. She wasn’t even the favorite from her own team to win gold, those hopes having been placed on   15-year-old Julia Lipnitskaia. As a senior competitor with over 10 years of experience, I’m allowed to question things. Which in turn, according to critics, made the scoring even more incomprehensible. Henie won back-to-back-to-back individual figure-skating gold medals at the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympics (the last of which was held in Berlin but is not to be confused with the 1936 Summer Olympics, which is most remembered for U.S. “People watch figure skating for the athleticism and emotion that it can bring more than for the marks the athletes can receive.”

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It was Pelletier and   partner   Jamie Salé   (the couple married in 2005 and have a son together) who were at the center of the controversy in 2002 after they were awarded the silver medal behind Russian pair Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze—which didn’t appear right to anyone who had just watched Pelletier and Salé skate. “She was an opportunist… I don’t think she could have cared less who Hitler was, except for whatever power he had and what it would do for her career.”
The 1940 and 1944 Winter Olympics—to be hosted by Japan and Italy, respectively—were canceled due to World War II. I never made a deal with an official or a Russian judge.”  
Le Gougne then accused ISU technical committee chairwoman Sally Stapleford, who was British but also had a Canadian passport because her father was Canadian, of masterminding a plot to put Canada on top by drumming   up a French conspiracy. Tune in to NBC to watch the Winter Olympics. track star   Jesse Owens‘ four-gold-medal performance   under Hitler’s   maniacal gaze), but not before   causing widespread outrage back in Norway. That’s right, in a sport where the national bias is now just assumed, Wagner didn’t even benefit from her own home-soil advantage. Lastly Twitter,   before you eat me alive, don’t forget there is a real person on the other end of your tweets.”
The 26-year-old, whose competitive Olympic career is effectively finished, said on Today a few days later that she didn’t regret reacting strongly in the moment. Meanwhile, does anyone else think the current   athletic-proficiency-over-artistry approach might have served someone named Tonya Harding back in the day? I’m always the bad person.”
While that   act of violence in the name of competition turned out to be an isolated event in figure skating, a different kind of controversy emerged in its wake. She also admitted that the public perception of her (wild remembrances of the incident have ranged from people thinking she personally arranged the attack to thinking she clubbed Kerrigan herself) still gets to her sometimes. (The general consensus, however weak, was that she was just going with the flow and was not a political person.) She did not repeat the gesture during the Olympics,   but Hitler presented her with an autographed photo along with her gold medal, after which she and her parents are said to have accepted an invitation to lunch with him.

Cardi B Blast Tami Roman For Spreading Pregnancy Conspiracy

I don’t ever talk about other people!!! Do I f*** with you? I went back home about 4 p.m. I woke up and did a couple of fittings. “Don’t come for me Cardi because this is just my opinion and it matters to nobody but me,” she continues. Do I make a check for you? Love and Hip Hop personality Tami Roman went a step further and post a video of herself telling Cardi B to make a formal announcement on her pregnancy. “I slept all the way till 1 pm. I woke up at 9 p.m., and I see that mother****er is talking about me. She also begged the rapper not to come for her but she still did and something tells me that this is only the beginning. Am I eating your pu**y? Now I know you said that you’re just getting fat and that’s okay too but am just saying it looked pregnant, that pregnant lady belly that’s what it looks like about two-three months I don’t know… Just make the announcement.”
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Tami Roman has since deleted the video but the damage was already done, all the blogs already ran with it. Of course, she already addressed the rumors saying she is just eating well and putting on a little weight. Also Read:  Vybz Kartel Protege Shawn Storm Going After Alkaline On New Track
“I really like Cardi am a fan of hers I think that she is funny and all and I met her on the red carpet one time and I told her that I was proud of what she was doing and that hasn’t changed,” Tami Roman said. from the studio,” the Bronx rapper wrote. Cardi B got word of it and fired off a fiery statement before going back to take her nap. On the picture, you look pregnant. So why is cardi B in your f****ng mouth?”
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“I don’t understand how I be minding my business and people find ways to talk about me maybe there’s not enough jobs out there,” Cardi B added. So why is my name in your mouth? I drank tea glass of orange juice and popped some Tylenol to sweat a fever out you know regular minding my business type of sh*t. “So let me state my opinion and its all in love. I am talking about my s*** but not about other people especially if I don’t know you. Why the f*** are you talking about me? Am I helping you find a job? “I got home at 9 a.m. Cardi B woke up at 9 pm checked her Instagram and saw Tami Roman speaking about her pregnancy reports. Some folks don’t buy it but that’s her explanation. Cardi’s performance in Trinidad on Thursday night was well received but the images from her set only serve to add more fuel to the chatters about her pregnancy.

Corpse Of Soldier Who Died With Singer Ebony, To Be Jailed (Details)


Controversies surrounding the death of popular Ghanaian singer who passed away after a ghastly motor accident is still unfolding after a latest development. His family “could also be denied his benefits” due him, including insurance packages. Latest reports have claimed that the corpse of the military officer, Francis Atisu Vondee, who died in the car crash alongside Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Ebony, will face court-martial. Also Read:  Remy Ma and Lil Kim Drop Some Fire On New Song “Wake Me Up”

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It was gathered from Burma camp that the Lance corporal asked for a sick leave but ended up in Mankranso, where he met his untimely death.
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According to the sources at the military high command, Vondee who was in a military uniform at the time of the accident, was not officially deployed for the bodyguard duties. Being dead, his uniform will be hanged in the guardroom for 40 days after which his body be released to the family for burial.

Kenyan Athlete, Abraham Kiprotich, Wins 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

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Ethiopian lady Herpha Guta also emerged as the first female to finish the 2018 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Also Read:  Eat, Pray, Love Author Elizabeth Gilbert’s Partner Rayya Elias Dies
The Lagos City Marathon is an annual athletic event hosted by the Lagos State Government which brings athletes and people from different countries around the continent to compete in the 26 miles event in order to win the goal prize.
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Kenyan-Born French long-distance runner, Abraham Kiprotich, has finished first at the Lagos City Marathon to emerge the winner of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, 2018 with a record breaking timing of 2hrs 8mins.

“I died but woke up on my way to mortuary” — Comedian Julius Agwu narrates how his dead father chased him back to life after he died

I would not lie to you, things are not easy in the country and many people are running away from Nigeria. I bless God that she stayed despite everything that happened to me. God would keep on blessing my wife; I believe that God gave me my wife and I always thank him for her. I say that authoritatively because I know that I had an encounter with people that I know had died during that period. I thank God that ‘Crack Ya Rib’ paved the way for other shows,” said Agwu. ‘Crack Ya Rib’ was the first Nigerian show that went to London and after that, everybody started taking their shows there. They were taking me to a mortuary but to God be the glory, my hand moved and that was the point they returned me to the hospital. I just kept on laughing,” he said. “We live in a country where people are funny. That was the first time I had a seizure in my house but my wife stood by me. Remember there was a time I made it public that I wanted to contest as a governor for my state, now, people have advised me not to try it again because they believe that my illness was a spiritual attack. During the interview, the humour merchant noted that he had died but woke up when he was being conveyed to the mortuary. I work so hard and I believe that of all comedians in Nigeria, I am the only one with so many brands, I have Crack Ya Ribs, Laff for Christ’s Sake and Festival of Love.”
Speaking for the first time since his second visit to the hospital over the tumours in his brain, Agwu told Saturday Beats that he had a relapse because he did not rest properly after his first surgery.
“What happened was that they did an MRI scan and they detected that I had two growths. They advised me that if they touched the other tumour, it could be fatal. We live in a country where people test your power when you announce that you want to contest for an office. They gave me drugs to shrink the tumour but I did not rest well and that is why it came back last year. I died and woke up; I literally died and woke up. He said that there was a time he also thought of contesting for a political office but that something happened to him which he said he would never forget. I died here in Nigeria but woke up when they were taking me to the mortuary. Here I am today. They removed a tumour at the back of my head which was the size of a golf ball and the other tumour was close to my brain. Like a Nollywood movie, the comedian said that while he was unconscious, he had an encounter with some people he knew had died and he would have remained dead if his father who had died 12 years ago did not chase him back to the land of the living.

He said,
“The truth is that I would not have been alive if not for God. I saw my father who died about 12 years ago; he was the one that came and chased me back to the world because it was not my time. “The truth is that I am back and better. I just want to use this opportunity to tell the people that God is great and this is a time we should all reflect on our life. I did not rest at all, after my surgery in America, I resumed doing my shows. The encounter made me realize that there is nothing as good as rest. It is very important to sleep.
Veteran Nigerian Comedian, Julius Agwu, has spoken about how he’d have been dead by now during an interview with Saturday Beats, but all glory be to God. I thank God for everything. Being the humour peddler that he is, the funnyman said that some people including his dear friend and colleague, Okey Bakassi, believe that his illness was a spiritual attack simply because he once showed interest to contest as the governor of Rivers State. My good friend, Okey Bakassi, told me that the illness was a spiritual attack and pleaded with me not to try it again.