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April 13, 2024

KAROL G, Spotify Link up for Newest Barça Jersey Collab

KAROL G is no stranger to selling out a stadium. Now, the highest-streaming female Latin artist for the last four years running is taking over Barcelona‘s Red and Blue. Barcelona announced that KAROL G will be the most recent in their ongoing series of artist jersey collabs. The club will debut the jerseys, which feature the artist’s signature barbed wire heart logo, over the coming weeks. The women’s team will wear them for their Apr. 13 match against Villarreal, while the men will don the threads on Apr. 21 for the most recent installment of Él Clásico. In a statement, KAROL G expressed her excitement, saying, “The heart symbol represents what became ‘Bichota’ style, a moment in my life where I found strength, resilience and support. Thanks to Spotify and FC Barcelona, seeing it on the front of a shirt that inspires so much of that same energy is truly meaningful.” She joins Drake‘s OVO and the Rolling Stones as artists who have collabed with the club for a jersey moment.


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Metro Boomin & Future Drop Follow-up to ‘We Don’t Trust You’

New Music Friday hit extra hard this week as Metro Boomin and Future unveiled their newest joint project, We Still Don’t Trust You. The 25-track double album includes features from J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, and even an uncredited appearance by The Weeknd. The project comes just a few weeks after they dropped We Don’t Trust You, which catapulted to the top of the Billboard 200 in its first week.

Allen Iverson Statue Revealed on 76ers Legends Walk

Allen Iverson’s honorary statue was officially revealed outside the Philadelphia 76ers’ practice facility on Friday, joining the likes of Julius Erving, Wilt Chamberlain, and Charles Barkley on the 76ers Legends Walk. “When you think about the statue outside, that’s a representation to the people that helped me, to everyone that played a part in the development of my life,” Iverson said at the ceremony. Iverson reached unrivaled popularity during his time in Philadelphia, peaking with a run to the NBA Finals during his MVP season in 2001. Drafted No. 1 overall in 1996 and setting numerous records while wearing a Sixers uni, The Answer spent the first 11 seasons of his career in the City of Brotherly Love. In addition to MVP, Iverson was an 11-time All-Star and led the league in scoring four times.

Roku Admits to Massive Data Breach

Roku made headlines on Friday, but not for the reasons it hoped. The up-and-coming streaming company was subject to a data breach, which compromised the information of more than 575,000 accounts. Following the incident, the company acted quickly, prompting all users to update their passwords and implementing two-factor identification. The attack is thought to be part of a larger phenomenon of “cyber surfing,” in which hackers utilize information from a past breach to leverage access elsewhere.

NYCFC’s New Stadium Moves Forward with Approval

NYCFC’s plans for a new home received a significant boost forward this week. The MLS club got approval from the New York City Council for its proposed $780 million stadium. The club’s new pitch would be positioned next to Citi Field. It would accommodate 25,000 fans and will be built with private funds. NYCFC currently has a hectic home schedule, which includes matches at Yankees Stadium, Citi Field, and sometimes Red Bull Arena

Showtime Sunsets Streaming App

Showtime is moving on to its next chapter. The company announced its plans to shut down its streaming apps by the end of the month. Showtime has joined forces with Paramount+ in June 2023 and will continue to host programs on that platform. The Showtime streaming service first debuted in 2015.