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Rave News Digest: Mr. Eazi Calls Out Bad Bunny For Copyright Infringement, Chris Brown Apologizes To Robert Glasper, Ibrahimovic + More

Rave News Digest: Mr. Eazi Calls Out Bad Bunny For Copyright Infringement, Chris Brown Apologizes To Robert Glasper, Ibrahimovic + More


Mr. Eazi calls out Bad Bunny for copyright infringement, Chris Brown apologizes to Robert Glasper, Ibrahimovic back to training. 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. 

1. Mr. Eazi calls out Bad Bunny for copyright infringement

Nigerian musician and EmPawa label boss Oluwatosin Ajibade AKA Mr. Eazi has taken to social media to call out Latino music giant Bad Bunny for copyright infringement. On Monday, February 6, Mr. Eazi took to his Twitter account to call out the Grammy Award winner for infringing on the intellectual property of EmPawa artist Joeboy. According to him, Bad Bunny sampled a Joeboy song without going through the standard clearance process with the label or the artist. “Yo @sanbenito you need to tell your lawyers to stop messing around and clear that Joeboy rip-off on your album,” the tweet reads.

Mr. Eazi then proceeded to add a YouTube link to the song in question in another tweet in an effort to eliminate any doubt as to his claim. The EmPawa boss didn’t restrict his complaints to Twitter, as he took to Linkedin to further elaborate on the copyright infringement. In the post on his Linkedin page, Mr. Eazi complained about the disregard from Bad Bunny and his label over their failure to clear the song. He further shared that he found their actions to be disrespectful and condescending.

2. Chris Brown apologizes to Robert Glasper for outburst after losing at the Grammys

Chris Brown is offering an interesting apology to Robert Glasper after being upset on social media following his loss of the “Best R&B Album” Grammy to the decorated pianist and producer on Sunday, February 5. The singer posted a screenshot of his Instagram direct message to Glasper, writing, “Congratulations my brother… I would like to apologize if you took offense to my reaction at the Grammys. You were not the intended target and I know I came off really rude and mean.”

He continued: “After doing my research I actually think you’re amazing… the organization isn’t doing us Blacks our due diligence. You and I should never be in the same category… two totally different vibes and genres. So from one Black man to another, congratulations. Hope you are able to feed your family for life. God bless my G.” Following Glasper’s fifth Grammy award win for “Black Radio III,” which topped Brown’s “Breezy,” CB posted an IG Story of Glasper reading, “Y’all playing. Who da f**k is this?” He then wrote, “Ima keep kicking y’all a**! Respectfully.”

3. South Africa: Thuso Mbedu congratulates Viola Davis on her E.G.O.T status

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Thuso Mbedu has congratulated Viola Davis on her Grammy win and finally being among the Hollywood elite who have E.G.O.T. status. The prestigious status is bestowed on stars who have an Emmy, an Oscar, a Tony, and a Grammy award under their belts, and now Viola has hers. Viola won in the Best Audiobook, Narration, and Storytelling Recording category at the 65th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, for her memoir, “Finding Me.”

Taking to her Instagram, Thuso gushed over her The Woman King co-star: “You been a G.O.A.T. Glad to see that they’ve finally caught up congratulations @violadavis for your Grammy win #EGOT. We love you because you are who you are. We are so proud of you. You’re one of the hardest working people we know. Thank you for sharing you with us. Thank you to Julius and Genesis for holding you down as they do,” she captioned the post.

4. Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu rescued from Turkey quake rubble

Footballer Christian Atsu has been pulled from the rubble of a building “with injuries” after the earthquakes in Turkey, his club’s vice-president Mustafa Özat has told Turkish radio. Atsu, who plays for Hatayspor, was trapped after the earthquakes that killed at least 4,800 people. The Ghana forward, 31, played 107 games for Newcastle and has had spells with Chelsea, Everton, and Bournemouth.

Hatayspor sporting director Taner Savut is still in the collapsed building. Hatay was one of the areas closest to the epicenter of the earthquake and suffered extensive damage. “Christian Atsu was removed from the wreckage with injuries,” Özat told the press. “Unfortunately, our sporting director Taner Savut is still under the rubble. Hatay was deeply affected. We are coming towards the end of the most dangerous hours.”

5. Ibrahimovic back in full Milan training after nine-month injury layoff

Veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has returned to full AC Milan training after a lengthy layoff due to an ACL injury. The 41-year-old underwent surgery on his ACL in May 2022, and he confirmed shortly after that he planned to return to the field despite his age. It appears that he is close to fulfilling his promise, with the player due to be available for Milan’s Serie A contest with Torino this Friday, according to reports.

Ibrahimovic was a steady contributor for the Rossoneri as they won the Scudetto last year, scoring eight times in Serie A. Stefano Pioli’s side is currently in sixth place and will benefit from the return of their veteran forward.

Featured image: @mreazi/Instagram and @notgwendalupe/Twitter

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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