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Addison Rae rumored to launch singing career with Nicki Minaj collab

Published: 20/Feb/2021 6:15

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Addison Rae is rumored to be launching her singing career in the next few weeks, starting with a single featuring Nicki Minaj and an album produced by Benny Blanco. 

TikTok influencers have been making strides in recent months, branching out their talents into different fields and starting new and exciting projects. Dixie D’Amelio is flying high with her latest hit single, while Chase Hudson impressed with his acting performance in Machine Gun Kelly’s Downfalls High.

However, none have expanded their horizons more than Addison Rae. She started her own podcast and cosmetics line in 2020 and is set to star in an upcoming film called He’s All That.

Now, it seems like she’s going a step further and kick-starting a singing career with a rumored Nicki Minaj collaboration.

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The rumor surfaced via a text message on Deuxmoi, a popular celebrity gossip account on Instagram. “I have Addison tea,” wrote an anonymous person. “Benny Blanco produced her first single, and it’s coming out on March 19th.”

“Her second single is coming early summer and will probably feature Nicki Minaj. Apparently, her album is like, actually serious,” they added. If the rumors are true, it’s an interesting and exciting prospect that will rock the world.

However, it’s important to note that Deuxmoi says, “statements made on this account have not been independently confirmed” and “this account does not claim any information published is based in fact.” So, in other words, take it with a grain of salt.

Addison Rae and Nicki Minaj’s collaboration would be a surprise but a welcome one to their many fans.

Still, there’s a lot of skepticism about whether it’s true, and if so, whether it will actually be good.

Either way, we’ll have to wait and see if more information surfaces. March 19 isn’t too far away, and that means if it’s true, an official announcement should happen in the next few weeks. 

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TikTok star Josh Richards and Mark Wahlberg launch Gen Z production company

Published: 23/Feb/2021 19:44

by Virginia Glaze

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Sway House member and social media star Josh Richards has partnered up with actor and producer Mark Wahlberg to kick off his very own Gen Z-centric media production company.

Josh Richards is no newbie when it comes to content creation and amassing a large audience; the social media star has garnered over 2.4 million subscribers on YouTube alone, scoring another 24 million followers on his primary platform, TikTok.

However, it seems that the personality behind the smartphone screen is transitioning to broader horizons after partnering with none other than actor Mark Wahlberg’s Unrealistic Ideas production company.

Together, these two giants are forming another media production company with a focus on Gen Z viewers. Dubbed CrossCheck studios, this company aims to “cater to Gen Z content creators across all sectors of entertainment” and is “focused on becoming the premier venue for internet-native creatives.”

 

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Whether or not Richards’ production company will launch full-fledged movies and tv shows remains to be seen, but it has already “put together a full slate of material” and is even “actively scouting new projects.”

“This is a real passion project for me that I’m going to pour my heart and soul into,” Richards said of his new venture. “We’re going to have a lot of fun along the way and build something great together. I would like to thank Mark, Lev and Archie for believing in a 19-year-old from a small town in Ontario. Now, let’s get to work.”

“I am impressed with Josh and all of the things he’s already accomplished,” Wahlberg commented. “We are looking forward to being in business with him and joining forces with CrossCheck Studios.”

With the likes of Charli D’Amelio and her family scoring their very own reality show on Hulu and rumors of Addison Rae potentially creating a song with Nicki Minaj, Richards’ newest partnership marks yet another huge milestone for internet-based content creators moving into the mainstream limelight.

Exactly what kind of content Richards’ company will put out remains to be seen, but it’s certainly exciting to imagine young innovators taking the reigns for a new generation of media.