#SayWhat News: Billboard Gets Rap Wrong – Rudest States Revealed – STD App – Obamas/Kerri Speak At Graduations – Yahoo Buying Tumblr

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Billboard Award Gets Rap Wrong – I was watching the Billboard Music Awards and I was really surprised at what the Billboard establishment considers hip hop. Top Rap Artist – Drake, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Flo Rida, PSY. Then they made it worse when they announced the nominees for top rap song.

Top Rap Song Noms – Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz – “Mercy” ; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz – “Thrift Shop” ; Flo Rida – “Whistle” ; Flo Rida Featuring Sia – “Wild Ones” ; PSY – “Gangnam Style”

Honestly, they are so out of touch and if they didn’t know maybe they should have put someone on their panel that knows what they are talking about and nominate some real rap artists. If you missed the show all you need to know besides that is Miguel droped kicked a woman, Tracy Morgan needs to learn to read, Nicki Minaj embarrassed women in hip hop everywhere and made in clap on network tv and J-Lo is doing pelvic thrusts.

Powerball Winner – The winner of the $590.5 million Powerball bought his/her ticket at a grocery store in Zephyrhills, Florida. The small town has a population of 13K and residents are trying to figure out which one of their neighbors became an overnight multi multi millionaire. The winner(s) have not come forward yet and lottery execs want them to turn in their ticket asap. The winner will either take annual payments or a lump sum of $371 million. This person definitely beat the odds because the chance of winning was 1 in 175.2 million. Now in New Jersey someone won half of the Mega Millions that was 190 million.

The Rudest States Revealed – To rank the states on their rudeness, researchers listened to 600-thousand phone calls made between consumers and businesses and made note of each time they heard a swear word, or “please” or “thank you.” People from Ohio, Maryland, New Jersey, Louisiana and Illinois were found to curse the most. People from Washington, Massachusetts, Arizona, Texas and Virginia were found to be least likely to curse. The most polite states were found to be South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, Louisiana and Georgia The most rudest states were Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Indiana, Tennessee and Ohio.

STD’s … There’s An App For That – With more than 110 million sexually transmitted infections among men and women at any given time, there are new high tech ways to protect yourself. One way is Qpid.me which allows users to share their HIV results with other people. The status update comes directly from their health care provider and shows the date that the individual was tested. Another app is called STD triage. If you think that you may have contracted an STD the app allows you to take a picture of the symptom send it in and get a response and diagnosis from a doctor within a couple of days. According to a report, developers in the United Kingdom are creating a mobile “kit” that will work with smartphones and personal computers to test users for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). People who suspect they have been infected will be able to put urine or saliva on to a computer chip about the size of a USB chip, plug it into their phone or computer and receive a diagnosis within minutes, telling them which, if any, sexually transmitted infection (STI) they have.

Teen Killed Over IPad In Vegas – A teenage boy in Las Vegas was killed over his iPad yesterday. An 18 year old and 21 year old were arrested and charged with open murder, robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery. The 15 year old boy was walking down the street with the iPad in his hand when one of the suspects jumped out of a car and tried to steal it from him. The boy wouldn’t let go of the tablet and was dragged and then run over by the SUV the suspects were in. He later died at the hospital. Police say that if you are in a similar situation just let go of your device.

Baby Loves Bugatti – Most people turn up when they hear Ace Hood’s Bugatti but others burst out into hysterical laughter. An adorable video shows a baby boy laughing uncontrollably every time her hears ‘I woke up in a new Bugatti!’.

Obamas and Kerri Washington Speak At Graduations – There were countless college and university commencements this year, some had better speakers than others. The lucky students at George Washington University in Washington, DC had the lovely Kerry Washington, who studied theater at GWU, as their commencement speaker. Washington will now be referred to as Dr. considering she got an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the school. Obama served as the commencement speaker for Morehouse College in Atlanta. Graduates had nothing but great things to say about the 30 minute speech and he asked them to commit to service and helping one another.

Michelle also spoke at a Tennessee High School and crack jokes on Obama past failure.  Her message was to never give up.

Yahoo Buying Tumblr – Yahoo has decided to buy popular blogging site, Tumblr, for $1.1 billion…cash. Yahoo’s chief executive says that buying the social networking site will give the company new life- helping it to appeal to a younger audience and bringing it into the social networking world. This surpasses the largest social networking buying transaction- passing Facebook’s $1 billion.

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