The Wrap Up with L’Orèal Luchi, keeping you informed on everything that happened in hip hop culture this week:
Kanye West is over, working with brand partnerships. During an interview, he said he's not collaborating with brands anymore and will do everything solo. Kanye is reportedly locked in with Adidas until 2026, and with Gap until 2030. Kanye referred to the brands as his BM's and said, "They my new baby mamas….I guess we're just going to have to co-parent those 350s." Referring to the Yeezy Boost 350 sneaker.
RIP PnB Rock:
Philly rapper PnB Rock was shot and killed while at a Roscoes Chicken and Waffles in LA. Police say it was an attempted robbery; the gunman demanded jewelry before opening fire. About 20 minutes before the shooting, PnB Rock's girlfriend posted online that she was out with her man, and some people blamed her for the death; however, some people came to her defense. Police are investigating if there is a connection.
In one of PnB Rock's final interviews, he told DJ Akademics robberies in Los Angeles are becoming too "common." Police are investigating, still looking for the suspect. Our thoughts and prayers are with PnB Rock's family, friends, and fans at this time.
Ray J has had it with the Kardashian/Jenner family and blasted them online. A few months ago, we covered the story on The Wrap Up, Ray J claimed Kris Jenner orchestrated their 2007 sex tape with him and Kim. Ray J recently got ticked off and called Kris out for taking a fake test.
In a lengthy video, Ray J exposed Kim for forging his signature on one of the contracts. In addition, according to Ray J, the narrative surrounding him and the tape has always been that he leaked it and was in possession of it, but Ray J says none of that is true. Ray J is threatening to file a defamation lawsuit against Kim after she implied he could have sexually assaulted her while she was sleeping.
R. Kelly found guilty in his Chicago federal trial. Out of the 13 charges, the jury convicted him on three counts of child pornography and three counts of child enticement. He's currently serving a 30-year sentence from his New York federal trial; he has another trial coming up in Minnesota and faces decades in prison from the Chicago verdict.
Lizzo won her first Emmy for outstanding competition program for Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls," which was an Amazon series that documented her search for backup dancers. Zendaya got her second Emmy and made history!!! She won for best actress in a drama series for her portrayal as Rue in "Euphoria." She's the only Black woman to win two Emmys in this category.