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Why is Bleu Landau leaving EastEnders as Dennis dies?

In shocking scenes to close out EastEnders’ 35th anniversary week, Dennis Rickman Jr (Bleu Landau) has died.

After so much speculating, Denny has finally been revealed as the promised boat party casualty.

Poor Sharon Mitchell (Letitia Dean) will have to mourn her son’s death as she welcomes a new baby boy into the world, 15 years after Dennis Rickman – Dennis Jr’s father – faced his own untimely demise.

As we continue to reel from the shock, here’s what we know about why it was actor Bleu Landau who ended up having his character killed off tonight.

Why is Bleu Landau leaving EastEnders?

On the subject of why Dennis was chosen to be the casualty of the week, producer Jon Sen said: ‘When we discussed this – and it’s true of any soap or drama – you want consequence.

‘That is the main thing that comes out of the death we are seeing. It is where it goes, it’s the people who are left behind and the story that it generates. It is very well thought out.

‘There is something almost Greek about this particular person as it could be argued that it’s been set up for quite some time.’

Dennis’ father, Dennis Rickman, was stabbed to death in the New Year’s Eve episode of EastEnders in 2005, when Sharon was just three months pregnant, so it certainly has a sense of history repeating itself.

Sen added: ‘We discussed it in depth and actually had a lot of arguments about it. The story conference room is a vibrant place.

‘We discussed lots of different options but we knew in our hearts that this was the story that would really power us through months and months and months of future stories which we are really excited about.’

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As for the aftermath of Dennis’ death, show boss Kate Oats has teased that the consequences of Denny’s passing will be ‘severe’.

She said: ‘Much changed for some as obviously the consequences are going to be so severe. A disaster of this magnitude has a big impact and it has long-standing consequences – I think people are going to remember this for a long time to come.

‘The narratives drive on for months and months. In some cases, there will be consequences to this story in a year to come.’

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Fans had already been fearing the worst for Dennis as the teen had previously been seen trapped in a room below deck on the party boat.

Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) was the one who locked him in there in the first place after rocking up to the boat to confront him over the dangerous Islamophobic abuse Bobby (Clay Milner Russell) faced as a result of Dennis’ online antics.

Even though Ian was able to get Dennis out of the room, Dennis still tragically drowned in the Thames.

Will the guilt Ian feels at having an admittedly unintentional hand in Denny’s death cause him to come clean to Sharon, and will his friend ever find it in her heart to forgive him?

It certainly

EastEnders continues Monday at 8pm on BBC One.

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Scott Disick Is a ‘Better Man’ Thanks to Sofia Richie

Better together! Scott Disick and Sofia Richie build each other up and are continuing to grow as a couple, despite breakup rumors.

“Sofia and Scott are great together,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. “Scott has become such a better man through being in a mature relationship with her.”

The insider explains that Disick, 36, is still “the ‘same old Scott’ in certain ways, but he’s definitely grown up a lot and embraced being more responsible in all areas of his life.”

The couple, who have been together for more than two years, “have a lot of fun together” and “could very well get engaged,” the source adds.

Although the two are public figures, the Flip It Like Disick star likes to keep his relationship under the radar with Richie, 21.

“Sofia and Scott like to do their own thing and be private,” a second source tells Us. “Scott can be grouchy at times, but Sofia doesn’t really mind and likes to take care of him.”

The lovebirds have their ups and downs, but the pair always have each other’s backs.

“He is supportive of her, but likes to show it in his own way,” the insider adds. “Often times if Sofia has a project that she is celebrating, they will do their own private dinner to celebrate as a couple without a ton of people around.”

Us previously reported that the father of three attended his girlfriend’s launch party for her denim line on Thursday, February 20, amid rumors that they were taking a break.

“Scott looked much happier and more comfortable at the event once he saw [Sofia],” a source told Us about Disick and Richie’s interaction at the L.A. event. “Sofia looked very happy to see Scott and they were smiling and joking around together.”

Despite speculation that the duo was putting a pause on their relationship, the model and Talentless founder were seen getting cozy during the party. After Richie’s father, Lionel Richie, left the bash, Sofia was spotted sitting on Disick’s lap and looked “super smiley.”

The two shared a kiss, took selfies and at one point the reality TV star “kissed [Sofia’s] forehead and put his arms around her waist.”

The couple’s night out comes after rumors began to circulate that the lovebirds were calling it quits. Fans first started to question if the two were still an item when Sofia unfollowed — and later refollowed — Disick’s ex-girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian on Instagram.

A source told Us on February 12, however, that the couple were “totally fine” and still together.

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Grimes is 7 months pregnant and ‘mega sick’

Grimes‘ final trimester of pregnancy isn’t smooth sailing.

The 31-year-old singer, who is expecting her first child with Tesla CEO boyfriend Elon Musk, revealed on Instagram this week that she’s “mega sick” from her pregnancy and, as a result, would be stopping all photo shoots meant to promote her new album, “Miss Anthropocene,” which debuts Friday.

In her stead, a virtual avatar named “Warnymph” appears on the cover of the current issue of London-based fashion magazine, The Face.

Accompanying a post to her Instagram unveiling the cover, Grimes notes — “At 7 months pregnant, I sent my avatar to represent me for the cover of The Face magazine! 💅🏻💅🏻 A huge part of why we made her was cuz I knew I might have to delay my album due to the way it’s synching up w my whole health scenario and rly didn’t wanna do that again!”

Along with the cover image their is a second picture of Grimes herself, in which she appears to be under the weather. “Ok! TMI here — but prob out of album stress? x too much work etc I was mega sick last night (it was rough haha 😭 sorry for tmi) but it rly makes the reason we made the @Warnymph all the more relevant to me cuz I CANNOT DO ANY MORE PJOTOS OR I WILL DIEEE.”

Grimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher, announced in January that she was pregnant. One month later, she said the pregnancy was wreaking havoc on her skin.

“I don’t know if everyone has this but when I got knocked up my skin turned super red and is just constantly covered in … stuff,” she said in a video for Vogue. “Doing makeup is way harder when you’re pregnant for some reason.”

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'This Is Us': The Producers Reveal That Randall and Kevin's Feud Stems From 'Lingering Issues' From Their Past

In this week’s episode of NBC’S This Is Us, the brothers’ sibling rivalry didn’t blow up like many thought it would. Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) seem to be pretty close, although we know they have had their issues over the years. 

The massive question on fans’ minds over the past several episodes is, “Why aren’t Kevin and Randall on speaking terms in the future?” It sounds like the show’s producers might finally have answered that question.

[Warning: This Is Us Season 4 spoilers ahead]

Kevin and Randall are not speaking on their 40th birthday celebration in the future

During the midseason finale back in November 2019, fans saw a flash-forward nine months into the future. It was a quick snippet, but we found out that Randall and Kevin were not speaking. Since then, fans thought it was because of Rebecca’s (Mandy Moore) health issues.

Randall recently took Rebecca to a specialist to figure out why she keeps forgetting things. The doctor told her, Randall and Miguel (Jon Huertas), that she has a “cognitive impairment.” However, she asked Randall to keep it a secret from his siblings.

During the latest installment of the show, Randall and Kate finally tell Kevin what is going on. Although he is livid at first, by the end of the episode, things seem to have blown over.

Fans all gave one massive sigh of relief. However, that doesn’t resolve the issue of why the brothers are not speaking in the future. Luckily, the producers might have the answer.

‘This Is Us’ Producers explain that they ‘like to bubble things up’ on the show

“The thing about Kevin and Randall’s relationship,” Elizabeth Berger told Entertainment Weekly, “like many sibling relationships, is that you can move on from issues and you can be there for each other in the moment, but the past never really goes away; it kind of just lives underneath the surface.”

Although it looks like the secret didn’t blow up into something bigger right now, it sounds like we might be revisiting it in an upcoming episode.

“I think these brothers are definitely like that,” Berger continues. “Where there’s a history there, that’s extremely complicated, and the same issues of the relationship play over and over again and come out at unexpected times.”

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The issues we watched in the past with the brothers revolve around Randall taking care of Rebecca after Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) dies. Kevin often leaves the family to be with his girlfriend at the time. Randall, on the other hand, is always the one taking the struggles of the household on his shoulders. 

“And then they’re able to have smooth moments and smooth passages of time,” the producer concludes. “But it is safe to say that those lingering issues always live inside of them and may be reemerging at some point, too.”

In short, both Berger and producer Issac Aptaker reveal that the past “may bubble back up.”

Fans think they know what the producers are talking about with Kevin and Randall’s Fight

“I wonder why Kevin is not talking to Randall,” one user on Reddit wrote. “Clearly, this isn’t why. I wonder what therapy will bring up for Randall. Maybe that is what will lead to an argument.”

Initially, fans thought that the secret about Rebecca that Randall was keeping from Kevin would cause the rift in their relationship. However, at the cabin, the brothers seem to get over it rather quickly.

“And wow, Randall is proud,” another viewer commented. “‘If it wasn’t for me, this whole family would’ve fallen apart.’ I see his point but that’s quite the hero complex he has going on. Like another user said, therapy just might trigger the fight.”

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If we take the producers’ revelation and the fans opinions together, it sounds like Randall might have a breakthrough in therapy that causes a massive fight. He might confront Kevin about always having the weight of the family on his shoulders, but Kevin will retaliate because he never asked Randall to take it on. 

We will be watching next week to see if more is revealed surrounding this sibling struggle when This Is Us returns on Tuesday at 9 pm ET on NBC.

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Is Jim Carrey Dating Anyone in 2020?

We know Jim Carrey best for his iconic roles in movies like The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, and The Truman Show. And now, he’s back in the spotlight as Dr. Robotnik in the new Sonic the Hedgehog. While many didn’t have high hopes for the Sonic film, it’s Carrey who’s stealing the show as the evil mastermind. And it’s making us wonder what’s going on in his personal life, as the funnyman tends to keep to himself.

We know Carrey’s had some seriously turbulent relationships in the past. He’s gone through two failed marriages, and his last public relationship was with his co-star from the hit dramedy, Kidding. So, is Carrey dating anyone in 2020? Or is he flying solo as he soaks in all the Sonic glory? Here’s what we know.

Jim Carrey has a number of failed relationships in his past

Being a superstar in Hollywood often means giving up privacy. And many are familiar with Carrey’s past relationships and failed marriages. People notes Carrey first developed his sense of humor because of his mom’s sickness, and his desperation and depression fed into his interpersonal relationships. While this made him a complex — and often loving — partner, it didn’t help keep his relationships particularly healthy.

Back in 1987, Carrey married his first wife, Melissa Womer. Together, they had a daughter, Jane, who’s now 32. Their marriage lasted seven years, which may be Carrey’s longest-running relationship.

Then, in 1996, Carrey married Lauren Holly after connecting on Dumb and Dumber. Their marriage lasted a mere eight months.

After that, Carrey dated a number of actresses and models. And his relationship with Renée Zellweger showed promise, though they never made it past their brief engagement.

He’s allegedly a ‘hard guy to date’

So, why don’t Carrey’s relationships last? It could be the pressures of Hollywood coupled with incompatibility between him and his partners of choice. But according to a source who’s close to the actor, Carrey can be “a hard guy to date.”

“Jim can run hot and he can run cold,” the source told People after Carrey and Jenny McCarthy split. “He is someone who desperately needs to be with someone, then just as desperately needs to be alone. But at the same time, he can be a very loving, very compassionate guy.”

Carrey has always been open about his depression, and they may have fed into his difficulties with dating as well. “I was on Prozac for a long time,” People reports Carrey told CBS. “It may have helped me out of a jam for a little bit, but people stay on it forever. I had to get off at a certain point because I realized that, you know, everything’s just OK.”

One source who knew Carrey and McCarthy said “depression had nothing at all to do with the breakup,” though. It seems incompatibility was the main issue with this specific romance.

Is he dating anyone currently?

Carrey’s most recent relationship was with Kidding co-star Ginger Gonzaga. The actor told Entertainment Tonight at the time, “I feel very lucky. … She’s not only beautiful, but she’s wickedly, talented and amazing and smart.” But it wasn’t meant to last. While the two seemed crazy about each other (despite their 20-year age gap), they didn’t even make it to a year of dating. Us Weekly reports they started their relationship in January 2019 and called it quits by October 2019.

So, is Carrey dating anyone in 2020? He doesn’t seem to be — and it looks like having a serious relationship may not be his top priority now or in the future, either. We can’t forget that back in 2014, E! News reported that Carrey told Howard Stern that he’s not really looking for marriage ever again.

“I just don’t see it as necessary at this point,” the actor told Stern. But he also mentioned. “I can’t say that I know how I would feel if I meet somebody that knocks my head off. I can’t make hard fast rules about the future but I wouldn’t voluntarily go that way.”

We’re looking forward to hearing more about Carrey’s movie roles (and possible relationships) in the future!

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‘NCIS:’ What Is the Song Bishop and Torres Are Dancing to in Season 17, Episode 16?

NCIS Season 17, Episode 16, titled “Ephemera,” allowed viewers to take a trip back in time. On two occasions, there is a love song playing in the background. What is the name of the song playing during this NCIS episode? Not to worry, Showbiz Cheat Sheet is here to give you the answer.

If you haven’t seen this episode yet, stop reading now orhave your viewing experience ruined by spoilers.

What happened during ‘NCIS’ Season 17, Episode 16

During this episode, the team looks into the suicide of retiredNavy Master Chief Arturo Amador (Joe Renteria). Before his death, he donates arare coin to the National Museum of the Navy, but it is suspected the coin isstolen.

 As part of their investigation, the team sorts through Arturo’s garage, which is filled with boxes of old letters and documents. They hope to find out where the coin came from before it is donated. Bishop and Torres take Ducky’s advice and imagine themselves as the people in Arturo’s life story. They do this because they hope the exercise will provide more information and lead them to the origin of the coin. The team later discovers Arturo didn’t steal the coin; it was given to him by his fiancée, Annie.

The song playing during Torres and Bishop’s dance in ‘NCIS’ Season 17, Episode 16 is ‘Precious and Few’ by Climax

Viewers get a treat when they’re transported back to 1972.We get to see Arturo’s life the way Bishop and Torres imagine it. Theco-workers are dressed in clothes from the 70’s and are at the place whereArturo and Annie first met. Arturo and Annie (Bishop and Torres) meet and thenstart to dance. A sweet love song plays in the background while they move tothe melody.

What is the song Bishop and Torres are dancing to? The song playing in the background is titled “Precious and Few,” and is performed by the group Climax and written by guitarist Walter D. Nims. The song was recorded in 1971 and released in 1972. The lead singer on this track is the late Sonny Geraci, who passed away February 5, 2017, at the age of 69. It’s fitting that Arturo’s dog is named Sonny. This was likely a nod to the late Geraci.

How Climax’s ‘Precious and Few’ did on the music charts

“Precious and Few” was a big hit for Climax in 1972. Itreached the No. 3 spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 6 on theU.S. Billboard Easy Listening chart. The song also reached No. 1 on the U.S.Cash Box Top 100 and U.S. Record World The Singles chart.

Who was Sonny Geraci?

Sonny Geraci, born Emmett Peter Geraci, was the originallead singer with The Outsiders. Some of their biggest hits were “Time Won’t LetMe,” “Girl in Love,” and “Help Me Girl.” During Geraci’s time with Climax, hisbiggest hit was “Precious and Few.”  

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Khloe Kardashian’s Family Is ‘Protective’ of Her After Tristan Thompson Drama

A supportive bunch. Khloé Kardashian can count on her close-knit family to have her back, especially on matters relating to her ex Tristan Thompson following his 2019 cheating scandal.

The Kardashian-Jenner clan “have forgiven Tristan in some regards but they are still very protective of Khloé, her feelings and of course, [her daughter] True,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. “They know Khloé is smart and will make the right decisions for herself. She is an adult and they know she makes choices that respect herself and what she feels is best for her and her family.”

The source adds that 35-year-old Good American cofounder and her family “know that people slip up and make mistakes in life since everyone is human.”

The Cleveland Cavaliers player, 28, was involved in a headline-making cheating incident in February 2019 with Jordyn Woods, Kylie Jenner’s best friend. At the time, Thompson was caught kissing the 22-year-old model during a party he threw at his Los Angeles home. The hookup led Kardashian to end the pair’s relationship after more than two years together.

“Khloé was told by people who saw Tristan and Jordyn making out,” an insider shared with Us at the time. “Khloé confronted Tristan and he admitted it was true.”

Before Thompson’s incident with the Boohoo designer, he cheated on Kardashian when she was nine months pregnant with True, who is now 22 months old.

One year after the scandal, a source revealed exclusively to Us that the former couple “are happily coparenting” their daughter. “There are no plans for them to get back together,” the insider added.

The Revenge Body star, who was married to Lamar Odom from 2009 to 2016, previously opened up about how she has worked with Thompson to raise True. “He’s True’s daddy — she deserves to have a loving and awesome father,” she said in a Twitter Q&A with fans in December 2019.

“Tristan is amazing to her. She deserves that,” Kardashian continued. “We all make mistakes in life and none of us are perfect. I’m not gonna hold on to that negativity because it will only hurt myself & the energy that I get to my child.”

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Why Karrueche Tran Is Suing Her Former Manager

Karruche Tran has created a name for herself since her split from her famous ex. She took up acting and became an Emmy-winning actress for her role in The Bay before getting a starring role in the TNT drama, Claws. She remains in demand and is currently working on several projects. 

Unfortunately, she may have fallen victim to Hollywood scams. Reports surfaced that she’s suing her former manager for allegedly scamming her out of over $1 million from a collaboration with a cosmetics company. 

Karrueche Tran’s partnership with ColourPop Cosmetics

ColourPop launched in 2014. The L.A.-based cosmetics company relied on collaborating with celebrity influencers and curating special lines marketed to their targeted demographics. The brand became successful in U.S. markets for producing quality and long-lasting products at affordable prices. Kylie Jenner had a successful collaboration with ColourPop before they tapped Tran for her own line.

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Karrueche Tran’s line, Kaepop, launched in January 2016. The 13-piece collection consisted of a highlighter, bronzer, blush, four eyeshadows, three lip liners, and three liquid lipsticks. Her goal was to create a line that was suitable for all skin tones, so she focused on neutral colors that everyone could wear.

Tran’s first collaboration was so successful that ColourPop expanded the line just months later and introduced four new shades, specifically focused on lip makeup. 

In 2018, Tran collaborated on another line, Brown Sugar. Allure Magazine promoted the line. A rep for ColourPop revealed that Brown Sugar was “inspired by the color brown, which evokes a sense of strength, warmth, and elegance. Designed with all skin tones in mind by incorporating universally flattering shades, this new collection will be sure to give your makeup routine a needed sugar rush.”

The new collection consisted of eye shadows, lip products, and creme eyeliner gel – and featured a massive advertising campaign that was marketed across social media. 

Karrueche Tran sues former manager for allegedly stealing money from ColourPop cosmetics deal

Tran’s collections with ColourPop established her as a force to be reckoned with in the ever-expanding beauty industry. Beauty fanatics waited for her next collaboration and with three being released within a two year period, many were anxious for another. The reason for the delay in a potential new line with ColourPop may have to do with Tran’s latest lawsuit.

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The Blast reported that Tran is suing her former manager, Yaqwb Muhammed aka Jacob York – and his management company, Electric Republic – for breach of contract, fraud, breach of private duty and punitive damages. According to Tran, after signing with the company in 2016, she gave permission for them to collect her money and take 20% of the profits before sending the remaining monies to her. In return, Electric Republic was to provide her with a monthly accounting statement showing profits and expenses. 

The actress and entrepreneur says was deceived her about profits from her contracts and that her management company pocked more money than they were afforded. In late 2019, Tran learned that her York failed to pay her $267,000 for personal appearances. As a result, she enlisted the help of a lawyer, demanding the money and accounting for other business dealings.

Aside from public appearances, she discovered Electric Republic failed to report money she’d earned from her collaboration with ColourPop. Tran says that York and his company alleged that the profits earned from ColourPop were low, when in actuality, she had one of the highest-grossing collaborations.  

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Tran took matters into her own hands and reached out to the cosmetics company to get financial records from her collaborations. ColourPop revealed that Tran earned $1,795,026.33 in royalties. From those profits, her managers were to be paid $359,005.27, leaving her with $1.436,021.06.

She no longer works with York and is suing for $1.4 million. 

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RBS Group is changing its name to NatWest – here’s what it means for customers – The Sun

THE Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Group is changing its name to the NatWest Group but the banking giant says there's no change for customers.

Coutts, NatWest, RBS, and Ulster Bank will remain the brands operating within the group, with RBS saying it's just the group name that's changing.

New boss Alison Rose says the major re-branding, which will take place later this year, is to reflect the fact that 80 per cent of the group's customer base is under the NatWest brand.

But she adds that there's no change for customers and staff.

All communication customers receive from their bank will continue to come from the individual brand they're signed up to.

While branches will continue to be branded as they are now with no impact on jobs.

Chairman of the group, Howard Davies, said: “The Board has decided that it is the right time to align the parent name with the brand under which the great majority of our business is delivered.

"Customers will see no change to products or services as a result of this change and will continue to be served through the brands they recognise today.”

The announcement comes as part of the group's annual financial results published today.

It reported better than expected pre-tax profit of £4.2billion for 2019 – up 26 per cent compared to £3.4billion in 2018.

But the results were dented by a loss at the group's investment arm, NatWest Markets, of £121million, and a previously announced £900million provision to compensate customers mis-sold PPI.

Ms Rose said: “Today marks the start of a new era for our bank as we announce our new purpose – to champion potential, helping people, families and businesses to thrive."

RBS and NatWest have recently come under fire for hiking overdraft fees up to 40 per cent from 20 per cent.

The banks are also scrapping cashback on bills for 1.7million customers.

But NatWest will pay you £175 if you switch your main bank account to it.

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Who Is O.T. Genasis? 5 Things to Know About the Father of Malika Haqq’s Baby

More than four months after Us Weekly revealed that O.T. Genasis is the father of Malika Haqq’s child, the couple confirmed the paternity news at the TV personality’s baby shower on Saturday, February 8.

“I’m incredibly thankful to Odis Flores for my little boy,” Haqq, 36, said at the party, using the rapper’s birth name.

Genasis, 32, asked Instagram followers for baby names later that day, writing, “My son on da way.”

The former couple dated on and off for two years until Haqq revealed she was single in June 2019. Despite the split, the duo got pedicures and manicures together in Los Angeles in October 2019, as a source told Us at the time.

Scroll down to learn more about Genasis, his past struggles, his recent triumphs and his celebrity admirers.

1. He Escaped the Long Beach ‘Underworld’
Genasis “had to learn how to navigate his hometown’s notorious streets at an early age,” according to the bio on his official website, which details the rapper’s early years in Long Beach, California. “Through his adolescent eyes, he would see the crime in his neighborhood and eventually be lured into the underworld lifestyle.”

2. Music ‘Saved’ Him
“When I was growing up, I was a follower,” Genasis says in the bio. “I saw a lot of followers get killed. Music definitely saved me. … I just started attacking the streets with my music, utilizing the same aggression I did as a hustler.”

3. He Has Hit the Billboard Hot 100 Twice
His 2015 track “CoCo” spent 20 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #20 in February 2015. The following year, his single “Cut It,” featuring Young Dolph, also stayed on the chart for 20 weeks and peaked at #35.

4. Beyoncé Has Used His Songs
Beyoncé featured “Cut It” in her 2016 Formation World Tour. Two years later, she featured Genasis’ track “Everybody Mad” during her Coachella performance and during her and Jay-Z’s On the Run II Tour, according to Rolling Out.

5. Busta Rhymes Is a Big Fan
Busta Rhymes signed Genasis to his Conglomerate Records label in 2014 after seeing the rapper perform at a Los Angeles concert. “Being known for my live performances, I love how he attacks the stage with such ferociousness,” Rhymes, 47, raves on Genasis’ website. “He’s on a seek-and-destroy mission every time he’s on the mic. He’s already one of the best performers. Then when I heard his music, I realized this guy is one of the most versatile songwriters I’ve ever come across. He’s fearless on stage and in the booth.”

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