Drake delays new album following recovery from knee surgery

Drake has postponed the release of his new album, “Certified Lover Boy”, after a period spent recovering from knee surgery. The hip-hop megastar was set to release “Certified Lover Boy” this month, but he decided to push back the release because all of his "energy” went into healing from the operation he had last year. In a statement to fans on his Instagram Story, Drake wrote: “I was planning to release my album this month but between surgery and rehab my energy has been dedicated to recovery. “I’m blessed to be back on my feet feeling great and focused on the album, but CLB won’t be dropping in January. "I'm looking forward to sharing it with you all in 2021." So far, the rapper has released the lead single, ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’, featuring Lil Durk. Drake previously admitted he expects some people to "hate on" his new record like they did 2016's 'Views'. The 'Hotline Bling' hitmaker was responding to a fan who said 'Views' “be

Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez Receives Pardon From Trump

Decades ago, Jay-Z’s right-hand woman was arrested on drug, firearm, and grand larceny charges.

The buzz on social media and throughout politics is the late-night list of 73 pardons and 70 commuted sentences that President Donald Trump has ordered in his final hours in office. We’ve already reported on Lil Wayne and Kodak Black receiving pardons from Trump, and also included in the list is Jay-Z’s right-hand woman, Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez

Perez has been a focal point of controversy in the Hip Hop industry after it was reported that she allegedly turned federal informant nearly three decades ago. In 1994, Perez was arrested on drug charges and four years later, she faced firearm and grand larceny charges. It’s been said that she cooperated with the Drug Enforcement Administration and last year, Tekashi 6ix9ine called out Meek Mill and accused him of being “signed to a rat.”

Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez
In the President’s official notice of Desiree Perez’s pardon, the White House wrote, “Ms. Perez was involved in a conspiracy to distribute narcotics. Since her conviction, Ms. Perez has taken full accountability for her actions and has turned her life around. She has been gainfully employed and has been an advocate for criminal justice reform in her community.”

Others on Trump’s list of pardons include his former adviser Steve Bannon, Death Row co-founder Michael “Harry-O” Harris, former editor of the New York Observer Ken Kurson, and former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. According to The Washington Post, an administration official claimed that Trump was wandering through the White House asking aides, friends, and his associates if they wanted to be pardoned. The official said one person responded by telling the president that they didn’t need a pardon because they hadn’t done anything wrong.

“Trump’s response was, ‘Yeah, well, but you never know. They’re going to come after us all. Maybe it’s not a bad idea. Just let me know,'” said the official.