The Top 10 Most Popular Hip Hop Singles The Week Of 5/18/14
Kanye West calls out a fan's fake Air Yeezy IIs and a Michael Jackson hologram performs during the Billboard Music Awards.
Despite Chicago rapper Kanye West’s recent partnership with adidas, his Air Yeezy IIs, which were released by Nike in 2009, remain a staple in the sneaker world. And during a recent run-in with fans, the rapper was asked by a fan to sign a pair, which ultimately turned out to be fake. Video of the encounter tops this week’s Top 10 list, while a snippet from a new Drake song and video of a hologram Michael Jackson performing at the Billboard Music Awards, round out the Top 3.
Other items that made it onto this week’s list include Canadian pop star Justin Bieber rapping along to Tupac’s “Dear Mama” during a Rick Ross show and “Saturday Night Live’s” spoof of Jay Z and Solange Knowles’ altercation in a hotel elevator. The singles that made it onto this week’s list include 50 Cent’s “Twisted,” T.I.’s “About The Money,” and Mac Miller’s "Insomniak.”
Kanye West Spots A Pair Of Fake Air Yeezy IIs
Kanye West was quick to notice a faux pair of Air Yeezy IIs after being approached by a fan who wanted his pair of kicks signed. Ye informed the man that the sneakers were not real, but proceeded to sign them anyway.
“These are not real though. You know that, right? These are not real. It’s fine though,” Kanye said, while speaking directly to the fan.
Video of the encounter comes weeks after it was revealed that Kanye’s first release with adidas may not hit the market until fall of this year.
Drake Previews New Song During Club Appearance
Young Money singer/rapper Drake previewed about 20 seconds of a new song during an appearance at a club in Houston, Texas last weekend. On the song, Drake can be heard rapping: “Oh lord, know yourself, know your worth nigga / My action's been louder than my words, nigga.” No other details in regards to the song, including its title, have been revealed, but a caption for the video does inform fans that “Drake is going to drop heat this summer.”
Hologram Michael Jackson Performs “Slave To The Rhythm”
The late Michael Jackson recently served as the latest musician to be turned into a hologram for a major performance. During the Billboard Music Awards, a hologram version of the celebrated singer performed the newly-released, “Slave To The Rhythm.” At one point during the performance, the hologram even performed Jackson’s signature moonwalk dance. The performance at the Billboard Music Awards comes over two years after Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre performed alongside a Tupac hologram during the Coachella music festival.
Video of the Billboard Music Awards performance can be found here.
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