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. Jack Harlow is a certified flirt on tour, Quavo and Takeoff begin a new era as a duo, and Kid Cudi reveals his future plans which may not include music—this is what you missed.
Wait Is Jack Harlow Flirting With Me? And Other Thoughts I Had During His Concert
Wait…is Jack Harlow flirting with me? Was a recurring thought during the rapper’s 90 min set at Toronto’s Coca-Cola Coliseum on October 5th, a stop on his Come Home The Kids Miss You tour. He was in fact flirting with all the girls in the 7,000-plus crowd, a true testament to his charisma and ongoing chokehold on the female population. The fever pitch came after he performed “21C/Delta”, pausing to tell the crowd that Vancouver had the best energy so far but….“I don’t know if those British Colombians are f*cking with y’all man,” he said erupting screams from the audience. Nothing like a little friendly competition between provinces to get things going. “You know, if I’m being honest I’ve been here a few times now. I could see myself spending a year of my life in Toronto,” he said with a smirk as the Gen Z screams behind me only got louder. “I could see myself getting a little Airbnb or something and finding a situation out here,” he teasingly continued as if all the girls in the audience were potential suitors for his season of The Bachelor: Toronto. “Because surely all of you know where I’m gonna end up right? Where I’m going to raise my family? Surely, all of you know where my heart resides deep down.” Read the rest of the Harlow experience here.
Kid Cudi Talks ‘Nearing the End on All Things Kid Cudi’ & More on ‘Hot Ones’
Kid Cudi took the hot seat this week joining Hot Ones host, Sean Evans, to test his threshold for spice and talk about all things Entergalactic, the future of his music career, and the profession he’d like to try next. The Netflix tv special and Kid Cudi original soundtrack were released on September 30th and show the multi-hyphenate flexing his creative skills with a new medium. Talking to Evans, Cudi revealed more about the late Virgil Abloh’s involvement in the show crediting his genius for the carefully considered (and stylish) wardrobe decisions throughout. No outfit repeaters are present on Entergalactic. In-between sauces, Evans brought up the subject of aging in hip-hop, naming Snoop Dogg and Jay-Z as artists who have done so successfully. “I feel like, I don’t have what they have,” Cudi said. “I just don’t know if I want to do… music, drop albums for too much longer.” While that statement may be disheartening to longtime fans, there’s merit in honoring your needs and knowing when it’s time to call it quits. On a lighter note, he brought up an idea he had years ago: “It would be cool to one day be a kindergarten teacher. Just do that for a couple years. When I’m like 50… infect the youth with that freshness. Then those kids will sprinkle the freshness to the world.” I, for one, would gladly enroll my child in Cudi’s class.
FKA Twigs and Ethel Cain Are Now Miu Miu Models
Fashion month is a whirlwind of celebrities, cities, shows, and memorable moments that pass almost as quickly as they happen. You refresh your social media feed and suddenly the news of Cher closing Balmain’s show is replaced with yet another designer and musician duo. In case you’ve already forgotten, Miu Miu (Prada’s bratty little sister) made waves during Paris Fashion Week when FKA Twigs strutted down the runway closing the brand’s SS23 show, which also happened to be the last day of fashion month making the Caprisongs singer the closing closer. She was in good company, and not the only artist-tapped model, with Ethel Cain walking the runway too—making them both Miu-sicians and Miu-ses. FKA Twigs wore a ribbed navy jumper on top of a crisp white shirt paired with a different iteration of that Miu Miu micro mini skirt and knee-high hybrid flip-flop boots (ugly shoe enthusiasts everywhere are screaming). Cain’s look was more reminiscent of Mary Kate and Ashley circa 2010 pairing a long sleeve under a T-shirt with a long beaded skirt and functional footwear: socks and loafers.
Platinum Dance-Pop Star Rêve Unveils Latest Track “Whitney”
Since the release of “Still Dancing”, Rêve has quickly been amassing fans with her playful pop and R&B-influenced dance sound. Her latest single, “Whitney”, has been a long time coming and was written in 2017 before any of her dreams of being an artist were actualized. The song pays homage to the many artists she grew up admiring with catchy lyrics like “I wanna dance like Michael / And sing like Whitney / And f*ck like Marilyn Monroe” and a nostalgic interpolation of Chaka Khan’s “I’m Every Woman”. Aside from capturing the feelings and music that inspired Rêve’s younger self, the upbeat song acts as an anthem for anyone who needs to be reminded of their inner power. “‘Whitney’ is also about realizing that there is already an icon inside of all of us. It’s about embracing your femininity, your masculinity, all of our strengths, and our faults because THAT is what makes us truly unique,” explains Rêve.
Quavo & Takeoff on New Album, Future of Migos, and Potential Documentary
The release of Quavo and Takeoff’s collaborative debut album, Only Built For Infinity Links, signals the end of the Migos era (for now) and the beginning of the Unc & Phew dynasty. While Offset has branched off to focus on solo projects, Quavo makes a good point that their group dynamic has always been fluid. “We’re consistent individually, as a duo, and as a group. People always ask for the [Migos] altogether. A lot of people love that, but at the same time, even when we would go off and do our own features and other things, it’s always successful,” Quavo said talking about what he hopes fans will take away from this new album. The project has been two years in the making and reveals more about the Atlanta rappers’ origins than any album they’ve released before—individually or as a group. They also addressed the status of an Unc & Phew/Migos documentary, saying that it’s a work in progress with over 10 years of footage to potentially include and may be released in pieces or as a whole but their current focus is on the now and sharing more of the Unc & Phew story.