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Rave News Digest: Megan Thee Stallion Covers Elle Magazine, Rema Sets New Record, Foden + More

Rave News Digest: Megan Thee Stallion Covers Elle Magazine, Rema Sets New Record, Foden + More


Megan Thee Stallion covers Elle Magazine, Rema Sets new record, Phil Foden is back. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest which summarizes five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix. SZA Mary J Blige

1. Megan Thee Stallion covers Elle magazine, speaks out for the first time since Tory Lanez’s guilty verdict

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Megan Thee Stallion speaks out for the first time since Tory Lanez’s guilty verdict as she covers the latest issue of Elle magazine. “I don’t want to call myself a victim,” Megan Thee Stallion began. “As I reflect on the past three years, I view myself as a survivor, because I have truly survived the unimaginable. Not only did I survive being shot by someone I trusted and considered a close friend, but I overcame the public humiliation of having my name and reputation dragged through the mud by that individual for the entire world to see.”

The “Plan B” rapper also stated that she fell into depression. She was “in such a low place” that she didn’t feel like making music as she didn’t even know what she could rap about anymore.

2. Rema ‘Calm Down’ sets new record for highest charting African song on Billboard Hot 100

Nigerian superstar Rema has made history by reaching the Top 6 of the Billboard Hot 100. After breaking the African Billboard Hot 100 peak record with a NO. 7 position, Rema’s has now set a new record as the remix of his hit song “Calm Down” with Selena Gomez has now reached a new peak position of NO. 6. In the chart week of April 22, the hit song moved up one spot from its previous peak of NO. 7 while extending its stay on the chart to 32 weeks.

Since its release in February 2022, “Calm Down” has gone on to achieve tremendous international success, which was consolidated with the release of the Selena Gomez-assisted remix which earned Rema his debut on Billboard Hot 100.

3. South Africa: Bonang Matheba returns to reality TV as she features on ‘Young, Famous and African’ season 2

Bonang Matheba is set to spice things up as she joins season two of Netflix’s “Young, Famous & African.” The media personality’s presence is expected to ruffle a few feathers on the show. “This was fun!!” Bonang excitedly wrote on Twitter. From her romantic life to her business endeavors, fans have been itching to get a glimpse of what Bonang has been up to.

Her return to reality TV comes after her venture into the YouTube space with “B*dazzled” in January after a successful three-season run of her show “Being Bonang” on Mzansi magic.

4. Jonathan Majors dropped by management & PR agency amid domestic violence allegations

Actor Jonathan Majors has been dropped by his management and public relations agency nearly three weeks after he was arrested on assault and harassment charges. According to multiple reports, The Lede Company, a public relations firm that had been working with the “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” actor “stepped away” last month following the incident. In addition, reports also say that talent management company Entertainment 360 has also stopped working with the Marvel star. Various aspects of Major’s career appear to be affected by the recent scandal after he and fashion house Valentino “mutually agreed” that the actor would not be attending this year’s Met Gala as one of its guests.

The 33-year-old made headlines on March 25 after he was detained by authorities in Manhattan regarding a domestic dispute with an unidentified 30-year-old woman who was later hospitalized with “minor injuries to her head and neck,” according to police. The Emmy-nominated actor and his legal team have maintained the actor’s innocence during this time. In a statement released by his criminal defense lawyer Priya Chaudhry, the “Lovecraft Country” star “completely denies assaulting the woman.” Majors is expected to appear before a judge on May 8 as he faces multiple counts of harassment and assault from the New York City D.A.

5. Phil Foden is back in training

Phil Foden will be on the bench for Manchester City’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich, after recovering from appendix surgery. Foden was forced to pull out of England’s squad in a Euro 2024 qualifier in March after undergoing an emergency operation. He has not played since, but speaking ahead of his side’s quarter-final second leg in Bavaria, Pep Guardiola confirmed that the midfielder would be back in contention for selection on Wednesday.

“He has trained just once but we decided he should travel with us and be on the bench. He won’t play 90 minutes but he is a special player who doesn’t need a lot of training sessions to be fit. He’s important not just for tomorrow, but for the tight schedule we have ahead of us,” the City boss explained. The news is a major boost to City’s chances of clinching a Premier League, Champions League, and FA Cup treble this season.

Featured image: @adrienneraquel via @elleusa/Instagram

Our Weekday News Digest brings you a summary of five of the hottest news topics across the world––including celebrity news from Hollywood to Nollywood, the latest trending global headlines from American reports to top African news today, and the best sports stories in 2023. 

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