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Rave News Digest: Nicki Minaj Detained, Fined At Amsterdam Airport, Paul Okoye Reportedly Married, French Cup + More

Rave News Digest: Nicki Minaj Detained, Fined At Amsterdam Airport, Paul Okoye Reportedly Married, French Cup + More


Nicki Minaj detained, fined at Amsterdam airport for alleged soft drugs, Paul Okoye reportedly married, Kylian Mbappe ends PSG era with trophy farewell in French Cup final. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest, which summarizes five of the hottest global news stories you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.

1. Nicki Minaj detained, fined at Amsterdam airport for alleged soft drugs

Rapper Nicki Minaj faced a brief detainment at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on May 25 after Dutch authorities found “soft drugs” in her luggage. Minaj, who was scheduled to perform in Manchester later that day, was questioned by officials and shared her experience on social media. While authorities did not officially identify Minaj due to privacy protocols, a spokesperson for the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, confirmed the arrest of a 41-year-old American woman suspected of trying to export soft drugs. The woman was later released after paying a fine.

The exact nature and amount of the drugs were not disclosed. However, marijuana possession in small quantities is decriminalized in the Netherlands, making it a punishable offense with a fine rather than arrest. Minaj’s detainment delayed her travel schedule, causing her to postpone her concert in Manchester. The incident sparked discussion online, with some fans expressing disappointment and others defending the singer.

2. Paul Okoye of P-Square reportedly ties the knot in a traditional ceremony

Nigerian singer Paul Okoye, better known by his stage name Rudeboy, has reportedly tied the knot with his girlfriend, Ifeoma Ivy, in a traditional wedding ceremony. News of the nuptials emerged on Friday, with reports stating the couple wed in Abia State, Nigeria. Photos circulating online show the couple dressed in traditional attire, kneeling before the bride’s parents. This comes after months of speculation surrounding the couple’s relationship.

Rudeboy, 42, introduced Ifeoma, 24, to the public in December 2022, following his divorce from his ex-wife, Anita Okoye. While details about the ceremony remain private, this is clearly the first step towards a more formal union, with rumors swirling that Ifeoma is pregnant with the singer’s child. 

Congratulations to the couple!

3. Lady Gaga teases fans with 7th studio album

Lady Gaga has officially ignited a firestorm of excitement among her fans by teasing her highly-anticipated seventh studio album. The clues first emerged at the end of Gaga’s concert film, “The Chromatica Ball,” which premiered on HBO Max. A title card flashed the words “LG7” and “Gaga Returns,” sending her dedicated fanbase, the “Little Monsters,” into a frenzy. This cryptic message was followed by Gaga confirming the new album at the film’s premiere. Speaking to the media, she revealed she’s been pouring her heart into the project. “I have been working on my new music all the time and I truly live and breathe it,” she shared.

But what can fans expect from “LG7”? Gaga has hinted that this album will be a bold departure from her previous work, including 2020’s Chromatica.” “It’s nothing like anything that I’ve ever made before,” she revealed, fueling speculation about a musical direction. While a release date or tracklist hasn’t been revealed yet, one thing is for sure: fans around the world are eagerly awaiting Gaga’s return.

4. Portable announces collaboration with Wyclef Jean

Nigerian singer Portable is set to take his music global with an unexpected collaboration with Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean. The news comes after Portable, known for his energetic and sometimes controversial music, reached out to Wyclef on social media. In a series of now-viral Instagram chats, Portable expressed his admiration for Wyclef’s music and its reach across Africa. He then made a bold move, directly requesting a collaboration on a song. To the surprise of many, Wyclef responded positively, acknowledging Portable’s career and promising to send beats for their future project.

This collaboration marks a significant moment for Portable. Wyclef Jean is a Grammy-winning musician, a former member of the Fugees, and a widely respected figure in the global music scene. The pairing is sure to generate excitement among fans in Nigeria and beyond. Details about the song and its release date are still under wraps. However, the social media exchange between the two artists has created a buzz online.

5. Kylian Mbappe ends PSG era with trophy farewell in French Cup final

Kylian Mbappe bid a tearful “adieu” to Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday, capping his glittering career at the club with a French Cup final victory over Lyon. The 25-year-old superstar, widely expected to join Real Madrid, played a key role in securing the domestic double for PSG under manager Luis Enrique. While Mbappe wasn’t on the scoresheet himself, his teammates Ousmane Dembele and Fabian Ruiz stepped up with first-half goals to secure a 2-1 win. Lyon threatened a comeback in the second half with a goal from Jake O’Brien, but PSG held firm to secure the trophy.

The win adds another piece of silverware to Mbappe’s impressive collection at PSG. He departs the club as their all-time leading scorer with a staggering 256 goals in 308 appearances. He also leaves with six Ligue 1 titles, four French Cups, and two League Cup victories. Mbappe’s emotional celebration after the final whistle highlighted the significance of the occasion.

Featured Image: @nickiminaj/Instagram 

Our Weekday News Digest summarizes five of the hottest news topics worldwide–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 2024.

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