In this week's A-list Insider: Kanye west and Drake announce joint album, Star Wars' Daisy Ridley accused of hypocrisy in anti-gun-violence stance and Jaden Smith reveals why Netflix's The Get Down is going to impact culture in a major way.
Kanye and Drake joint album
It looks like Kanye West is willing to put his money where his mouth is. After going on an epic rant between rival streaming services Apple Music and Tidal, the hip hop star has announced that he will be releasing a joint album with Drake.
During the final night of Drake's OVO Fest 2016 in Toronto, Canada, the duo – who previously collaborated on songs including 2009's Forever and Big Sean's 2015 hit Blessings – hinted that they would make an album together
Fans will be hoping that the move will help also strengthen ties between Apple Music and Tidal. They companies have been at the centre of copyright infringement battle.
You may recall that over the weekend, Kim Kardashian's hubby urged Apple Music to purchase Jay Z's service saying that the "beef" was ruining the music game.
"Let the kids have the music Apple give Jay his check for Tidal now and stop trying to act like you Steve," he said.
The pair will be hoping to emulate the success of Kanye's iconic Watch The Throne with Jay Z which was released in 2011.
Daisy Ridley anti-gun violence backlash
First Leslie Jones and now another Hollywood actress has been forced off social media after a barrage of abuse. Star Wars: The Force Awakens' actress Daisy Ridley has deleted her Instagram account after being accused of hypocrisy following comments calling for an end to gun violence.
The actress, who plays Rey, said that she was moved to tears following a special segment at the Teen Choice Awards 2016 dedicated to young family members of victims of gun violence.
But her remark did not sit well with fans, with some quick to point out that her breakout role was as a gun-toting protagonist.
One fan said: "Sorry, didn't I see you using a blaster in Star Wars Episode VII? Get outta here, you're no better than Matt Damon. I might have to unfollow your page."
She appears to have now quit Instagram.
Jaden Smith talks The Get Down
And finally Jaden Smith has opened up about his role in Netflix series The Get Down. The son of Hollywood royalty Will Smith and Jada Pinket smith, said that he wanted to work with the visionary that is Baz Luhrmann and knew that the show would definitely impact culture in a crazy way.
"What attracted me was the diversity that the show had and the ensemble cast it had," he said. "It sounded great: music, dance, art, the origin of hip-hop and the death of disco, it literally sounded epic."
And did he get advice from his dad Will Smith, who own rap career spans over 30 years? The answer is yes. Will revealed that Jaden would call him from set excited because Kurtis Blow was there.