If you’re anything like us, we see an interesting headline during our daily scroll—pause to read it—but then keep scrolling without reading the actual story. So at the end of each week, we’re rounding up all the buzziest, news-worthy headlines you might have missed. Think of it like the “saved” feature on Instagram but for news instead of aesthetically pleasing photos. From J Cole joining Africa’s first Basketball League to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announcing their 2021 inductees, this is what you missed this week.
J. Cole Set To Play Basketball In Africa and Releases New Album
It’s a big week for J. Cole, his hoop dreams have finally come true, and his new album The Off-Season was just released. Twitter is already in frenzy about the album, cue the endless memes. Rumors about Cole playing basketball began this week when the rapper was spotted in Rwanda’s capital. It’s been confirmed that he’s set to play for the country’s team—the Patriots BBC. The team is a part of the all-new Basketball Africa League, which is backed by the NBA and kicks off this weekend. Cole is known for being a huge basketball fan, often referencing Lebron James and Michael Jordan in his music. This marks the beginning of his own professional basketball career.
Alice Cooper to Auction Andy Warhol Electric Chair Painting
Heavy metal musician, Alice Cooper found an Andy Warhol silkscreen in his storage unit a few years ago and has decided to auction it off. Cooper knew Warhol during the ‘70s in New York City but was gifted the piece by ex-girlfriend and model, Cindy Lang. Titled Little Electric Chair, from Warhol’s “Death and Disaster” series, the piece is being auctioned by Larsen Gallery in October and is valued at $2.5 million to $4.5 million.
LL Cool J Celebrates Finally Being Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
The 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced this week and LL Cool J has finally made the list after six nominations. The hip-hop legend shared his excitement on Instagram with a photo and an inspiring caption that says, “You can do anything you set your mind to.” The diverse list of talent also includes Jay-Z, Tina Turner, and Foo Fighters.
Jon Bon Jovi Covers Harry Styles “Watermelon Sugar”
The Bon Jovi frontman covered the hit song during a 90 min set for a charity fundraiser last week. Taking place in the Hamptons, the event wasn’t televised but a fan managed to film a clip and it’s making its rounds on social media. Jovi brought his rock and roll sound to the pop single, and Twitter is loving it. See for yourself here.
Machine Gun Kelly On His Necklace With Megan Fox’s Blood
Do you remember when Machine Gun Kelly shared an Instagram photo showing a necklace with a drop of blood in it? Other than the cryptic caption and gallery of Megan Fox photos, no one knew the story behind it—until now. Kelly recently went on the Ellen show and opened up about the necklace. Early in their relationship, Fox was going out of town to film a movie and Kelly was freaking out about the distance. As a parting gift, she gave him her DNA in a necklace.
Lil Yachty Is Launching His Own Nail Polish Brand
The rapper is breaking into the beauty industry with a unisex line of nail polishes called Crete. The first drop date is set for May 21st and will have an array of neutral-toned colors. While it’s become trendy for male musicians to rock intricate nail art, the average guy doesn’t get recurring manicures. A nail polish regular, Yachty hopes his brand will encourage more self-expression amongst men.