"Worst Beahviour" finishes out the least focused section of Nothing Was the Same--the third straight molasses-slow track on the album, and the second straight with no clear structure for the first few minutes, before a last-minute verse brings some order to the proceedings. This one is oddly angry and dark for Drake, as he repeatedly shouts out "MOTHERF*CKER NEVER LUHHHED US! / REMEMBER??" over a sputtering, almost screwed-and-chopped-sounding, hook-less beat, before performing an extended quote of Ma$e's verse from Biggie's "Mo Money, Mo Problems" and comparing his game domination to that of Serena Williams.
It's pretty evocative, but it's hard to tell exactly what Drake's ranting about for most of the time: His father? His haters? His rivals? Does it even matter? "Worst Behaviour" is definitely a low end for Nothing Was the Same, and like "Own It," it might have been a lot more effective coming later in the album, but coming where it does, it just sounds kinda brutal and unnecessary, like Drake on a bad trip getting lost in his own nasty thoughts. Undoubtedly, the album suffers for it.
POPDUST SAYS: 2.5/5
"Black Is King" is now out on Disney+.
Beyoncé has released Black Is King, and as usual, her work is subtly shifting the world and inspiring millions.
The musical film dropped today on Disney+. It's a visual companion to 2019's The Lion King: The Gift, an album inspired by last year's remake of The Lion King, in which Beyoncé starred as Nala. The moment it released at 12AM PT, fans lost it with excitement.
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Black Is King is rooted in Black history. "History is your future," Beyoncé says prophetically toward the beginning. "One day you will meet yourself back where you started, but stronger." The film is studded with references to African history, portraying the lives of African royalty.
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Ellen DeGeneres' apology comes as allegations of sexual misconduct are being leveled against the show's top executives.
It seems that every week there's a new story that casts Ellen DeGeneres in an unflattering light.
It started with her problematic friendship with George W. Bush, and has more recently included reports of her cruelty toward strangers, the way her show's staff was left feeling abandoned during the lockdown, and the generally toxic work environment that current and former crew members have reported.