"Trollz," the new single from 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj, suffered the biggest fall from No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the chart's history. The track which was released on June 12 drops to No.34 in its second week.
"Trollz" was the first No. 1 hit for the controversial rapper, who marked the occasion by posting a celebratory video on Instagram where he wrote:
You can't stop me, you can say whatever, I'm No. 1 and you can't take that from me.
Minaj and 6ix9ine previously collaborated on "Fefe" and "Mama" from 6ix9ine's 2018 album Dummy Boy. However, prior to the release of "Trollz," Minaj was slammed for working with 6ix9ine, who pleaded guilty in 2015 to using a child in a sexual performance and received three years probation. The crime for which he had been facing three charges related to acts involving a 13-year-old girl.
Writing about the drastic fall, some fans opine that the trajectory of "Trollz", which was a viral hit thanks to Minaj's social media following, could be the new normal for tracks that received very little radio play.
The song sold the equivalent of 116,000 units, 36 million of which were streams, with only 1.2 million coming from the radio. A fan wrote:
If you remove the industry control factors, it's turbulent. An achievement for one week and painful soon after. We probably will see more of these pop-up hits that vanish soon after in the coming months.
In May, 6ix9ine, who also performs as Tekashi 6ix9ine, accused fellow singers Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande of purchasing thousands of copies of their single "Stuck With U" in order to beat his song "Gooba" to the top of the charts. They denied these claims.
Daniel Hernandez known professionally as Tekashi 6ix9ine, is an American rapper, songwriter. His music has been marked by an aggressive style of rapping, while his controversial public persona is characterized by his distinctive rainbow-colored hair, extensive tattoos, public feuds with fellow celebrities.
Nigerian Government on Wednesday announced the increase of petrol pump price from N121.50 to N140.80 per litre.
In a statement by the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) the current retail price indicates a 18.50 increase as the agency recommended between N140.80 and N143.80 as the new retail band for a litre of petrol.
"Please recall the provision for the establishment of a monthly price band within which petroleum marketers are expected to sell PMS at the retail stations, based on the existing price regime," the statement said.
"After a review of the prevailing market fundamentals in the month of June and considering marketers' realistic operating costs, as much as practicable, we wish to advise a new PMS pump price band of N140.80 - N143.80/litre for the month of July 2020," it added.
The agency said that the new ex-depot price includes the statutory charges of bridging fund, marine transport average, national transport allowance (NTA) and the administrative charge.
The federal government, in March, announced that the retail price of petrol would be adjusted monthly to reflect realities in the global crude oil market as coronavirus has affected global economies.
The decision, according to the government, is to make prices more favourable for consumers as well as stimulate investment in the downstream.
However, marketers complained that the government's intervention and interest was without allowing the market forces to drive the sector.
The pump price was fixed at N125 per litre in March and was reviewed downwards in April to N123.50.
In May, only the ex-depot price was reviewed downwards to N108 and the retail price was adjusted to N121.50 in June.
Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has announced that his wife, Edith and himself have both tested positive for Covid-19.
This is coming a few days after he announced that one of his daughters tested positive for the novel disease.
He made the announcement via a statement on his official Twitter handle on Wednesday.
He tweeted, "My wife and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are well and continuing with our isolation/medication. We thank you all for your continued prayers for us and our daughter. "
My wife and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are well and continuing with our isolation/medication. We thank you all for your continued prayers for us and our daughter. pic.twitter.com/NzBWB96Q91
The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has stopped the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, from participating in the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary election slated for Thursday.
According to the ruling seen by SaharaReporters, the court on Monday granted an order restraining the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, Emmanuel Ogidi and four others from allowing Obaseki or any member of the party that have purchased forms and were not screened within the time stipulated in the timetable to contest the PDP's primary.
The case, which was filed by Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, an aspirant and lawmaker representing Oredo Federal Constituency, was adjourned for motion on hearing to 24th June.
The PDP had, last week granted a waiver to Obaseki and Philip Shaibu, his deputy, to contest on its platform.
The opposition party also postponed its governorship primary earlier scheduled for Tuesday, June 23 to Thursday, June 25.
Alicia Keys and John Legend gave us epic key playing and note hitting in their head-to-head Verzuz battle, as each R&B icon performed their legendary discography on their pink and black pianos on respective sides of the room.
The virtual viewers included Michelle Obama, Fat Joe, Swizz Beatz, Ella Mai, Quest Love, Lala Anthony, Johnta Austin, Dwyane Wade, and DJ D-Nice, the official host of the Juneteenth Verzuz after party.
After the release of Legend's new album, "Bigger Love", and Keys' "More Myself: A Journey" book release, the two gracefully demonstrated that their talents continue to be endless in the IG Live showdown.
On the latest episode of "WithChude", Chude Jideonwo sits with Tacha Akide to discuss why she went into the house, what happened in the house, how she felt when she was disqualified from the show, and how she has been doing ever since.
Tacha spoke about her experience with fame and grief as well as her journey towards gaining self-confidence.
Speaking on the personal attribute that solidified her position as a cultural icon, Tacha said:
My self-confidence came from being disregarded by people. Right from childhood, I had always been in places where there were cliques I was never invited to. My mother made it her mission to help me stop wanting to feel validated by other people and to be okay with being by myself. She taught me how to let my happiness come from within.
Tacha who lost her mother at 18, also discussed her approach to dealing with the loss and navigating her grief. "I am still not over it honestly. I wish she were here to see the confidence she had helped to build. When the memory returns I would either say a prayer or I let myself feel the pain and move on from it."
This episode aptly captures the essence of what it means to be a culture shaper at this time and the ups and downs involved in the journey to that position.
On the back of being embroiled in controversies this past weekend, Zlatan has shared the artwork and tracklist to his upcoming EP, "RoadToCDK". CDK means Casanblan Dè Katamatophia.
The EP comes shortly after the release of his debut album, ZANKU which dropped late last year. On his yet to be released EP, he features Papisnoop, Oberz and JamoPyper who are acts he signed this year to his imprint, Zanku Records.
Announcing the release on Instagram, he said "Not only it has been about my self discovery alone but most importantly a rare chance to join forces with esteemed talents (Papisnoop, Oberz, JamoPyper) to show the world more of what they are made of."
Production on the EP is handled by Mansa Jabulani, P.Priime and Big DRE.
Kai Havertz has sent Chelsea supporters into a frenzy after 'liking' a post on Instagram announcing Timo Werner's £47.5million move to Stamford Bridge.
Frank Lampard took charge of Chelsea with a two-window transfer ban limiting his ability to shape the squad 12 months ago but the club have made a real statement of intent and flown out of the blocks in this summer's market.
Back in February, the Blues completed a £37m deal with Ajax for Hakim Ziyech and Leipzig striker Werner is set to follow the Moroccan to west London after agreeing to a £180,000-a-week contract.
Leicester and England star Ben Chilwell remains a top target for Lampard at left-back and Chelsea have also been eyeing a sizeable bid for Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Havertz.
The 20-year-old Germany international is regarded as one of the finest young talents in European football and so it's no surprise that him 'liking' 433's postabout his fellow countryman sent Chelsea fans into meltdown.
Here were just a few reactions from eagle-eyed Chelsea supporters...
Chelsea and Bayern Munich were thought to be neck and neck for Havertz's signature but the latest reports suggest the German champions have decided to concentrate their efforts on landing Manchester City's Leroy Sane instead.
Reacting to the speculation earlier this week, Leverkusen chief Fernando Carro admitted the club were resigned to the fact Havertz was ready to take the 'next step' in his career.
'Many clubs are interested in him,' he said during an interview with Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger.
'I see the player's wish to take the next step sometime in the near future.
'You have to respect that as much as the fact that he has a contract in until 2022.'
Carro also told Infobae: 'Kai has been with us for ten years, he is a player who is fully integrated and devoted to the club, but he wants to take a big step.
'All the great clubs in Europe are after him and for us, in the end, what the player wants is what is important.
'We would of course like him to keep playing here. He is a very disciplined person with an old head on young shoulders.
'We are open to see what will happen in the future, nobody knows.
'At the moment he is focussed on the season with us. He has been injured the last two games but we hope to have him for the last few fixtures.'
It's understood Leverkusen have slapped a £70million price tag on Havertz and will not be listening to offers of anything below that fee.
The German has registered 12 goals and six assists across an outstanding individual campaign in the Bundesliga this term.
Chelsea confirmed the £47.5million transfer of Timo Werner on Thursday morning, with the Red Bull Leipzig striker moving to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
Werner has banged in 32 goals in all competitions this season and will add an extra attacking threat to the Chelsea squad.
With Hakim Ziyech already signing for the Blues and deals for Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz still potentially on the cards this summer, Frank Lampard's squad is set to look very different to the side that is scrapping for a fourth-placed finish this season.
Werner will bring added flexibility to the side - he can play anywhere across the front three.
Here's how Chelsea could line up next season, utilising the Germany international in different ways.
Werner up top
Tammy Abraham has been the main man through the middle for Chelsea this season, but Lampard will now be able to rotate his main central striker.
The Chelsea legend has a wealth of options to choose from in attacking midfield roles now, with Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount and Ziyech all capable of playing in different roles behind Werner.
N'Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic have established a solid partnership at the heart of midfield, while Antonio Rudiger has become a key player at the back - even if the futures of the rest of the defenders, and also goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, around him is less than clear.
Werner out wide
Lampard is no stranger to tinkering with his formation and has fielded three centre-backs on occasion.
Young Reece James will provide serious competition to Cesar Azpilicueta - although the Spaniard can also slot into centre-back in this system - while fellow Chelsea youngster Fikayo Tomori will be desperate to work his way into contention to become a first-team regular next season.
Jorginho and the returning Ruben Loftus-Cheek can provide competition for places in midfield, while Werner's versatility can see him work out on either wing, allowing Abraham to play through the middle.
Werner & Abraham partnership
Werner's arrival could also see Lampard lump for two at the top.
The German could look to build a partnership with Abraham up front in multiple systems, which could also include five at the back as opposed to a flat 4-4-2.
Emerson Palmieri's future is hanging in the balance amid the pursuit of Chilwell but it could be Alonso who heads for the exit door, should they land the Leicester full-back, while Willy Caballero has been selected ahead of the under-fire Kepa for periods this season.
Emerging talent Billy Gilmour and England international Ross Barkley are further options that Lampard can select in midfield, while Calum Hudson-Odoi will also be hoping to make a serious mark on the first team next season.
UAE's online newspaper, The National reported on Wednesday that embattled Instagram celebrity, Hushpuppi is set to be prosecuted for multiple fraud crimes.
Hushpuppi, whose real name is Raymond Abbas, was arrested by Dubai Police on June 10, and he has been charged with obtaining money from others through fraudulent means.
The Instagram celebrity is currently being questioned by prosecutors at the Bur Dubai section.
According to the report, security officers in the emirate arrested Hushpuppi and 12 others for online fraud that targets companies and individuals.
"They would send out letters from email addresses almost identical to those of legitimate companies, targeting customers of these companies, with the purpose of diverting payments to themselves," a senior prosecutor said.
"Initial information includes that he was part of this gang which fraudulently obtained cash and cars from people.
"His statement was taken by prosecution but this is just the beginning of prosecution investigations."
The 38-year-old suspect is also said to be wanted for fraud crimes in Europe, the United States and Nigeria.
"Over the years, photos, videos, gifs, and extra characters have allowed you to add your own flair and personality to your conversations. But sometimes 280 characters aren't enough and some conversational nuances are lost in translation," writes Twitter's Maya Patterson and Rémy Bourgoin in an official blog post.
"So starting today, we're testing a new feature that will add a more human touch to the way we use Twitter - your very own voice."
Here's how to use Audio Tweets:
Step 1: Open the Tweet composer and tap the new icon with wavelengths.
Step 2: Look for your profile photo with the record button at the bottom - tap this to record your voice.
According to Twitter, each voice Tweet captures up to 140 seconds of audio. But don't let that stop you if you have more to say. Once you reach the time limit for a Tweet, a new voice Tweet starts automatically to create a thread.
Step 3: Once you're done, tap the Done button to end your recording and go back to the composer screen to Tweet.
"People will see your voice Tweet appear on their timeline alongside other Tweets. To listen, tap the image. On iOS only, playback will start in a new window docked at the bottom of your timeline and you can listen as you scroll. You can also keep listening while doing other things on your phone or on the go."
This feature is currently available for a select number of iOS users but Twitter says that it will be rolled out to all in the coming weeks.
Mavin singer, Korede Bello had a few words for a Twitter user who mocked him for using an Andriod phone.
The conversation started when a Twitter user had expressed shock that the singer is still using an Andriod phone, unlike his colleagues who are proud users of iPhones. Korede responded saying those that use Andriod phones are also human beings and advised him to be proud of whatever he worked for with dignity. "so Android users no be human beings ?! Flex whatever you have youngins. No pressurE, I concur. Be proud of what you worked for with dignity. E get whY"
Korede further advised that life gets easier once one chooses the right role models that live simple lives. "e no easy bro. But it's easier when you choose role models that live simple liveS"