Fans at recent R. Kelly show in Louisiana were upset when they heard that the performer they paid to see was not the real Kellz. It turns out the man they saw was the actual R&B singer according to Kelly’s rep.
Attendees at the event began demanding refunds complaining that the show started late and alleging they were tricked by a R. Kelly look-a-like who apparently barely performed. A local news affiliateKNOE reported that the party’s promoter, Cedric Johnson, sent a text to the station claiming that he was “duped” by an imposter and would refund all payments to purchasers. Johnson later claimed the he did not send the text and rescinded the offer to give any money back.
According toNME, a spokesperson confirmed that R. Kelly was in attendance at the All Black Attire Party on Saturday. The rep says that Kelly was booked for an appearance at the event and not a full concert. Some fans contested that a live concert featuring Kelly was advertised. Promoters deny that was the case.
The Late Notorious B.I.G. often referred to himself as the “King of New York” and now his former label head is a part of a remake the 90′s cult classic of the same name.
1990′s “King of New York” starred Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne and Wesley Snipes. It was an unlikely film adopted by Hip-Hop, but it caught ablaze, resulting in Biggie calling himself the “Black Frank White” after the lead character.
Sean “Diddy” Combs is joining forces with director Brian Grazer to bring the movie back to the big screen. According to the New York Post, Diddy could take on the lead role, which originally was Walken’s.
The movie chronicled a drug kingpin’s return to the streets after a lengthy bid in jail and how he intends to take back his terrain.
Grazer told the Post, “Sean optioned the rights to remake ‘King of New York’ for two years. The film is a cult classic, and it will be great to remake it. Our version won’t be exactly the same, but will have the same hard-core gangster feel. Sean wants to be in it, he was amazing in ‘Monster’s Ball,’ and such strong characters sit perfectly with him.”
The pair expect to start the film next year.
"I went in headfirst," Eminem raps on the track. "Never thinking about who what I said hurt / In what verse / My mom probably got it the worst / The brunt of it, but as stubborn as we are / Did I take it too far? / 'Cleaning Out My Closet' and all them other songs / But regardless, I don't hate you 'cause ma / You're still beautiful to me, 'cause you're my mom."
The Nate Reuss-assisted song continues, with Eminem recalling his time as a youth.
"Why we always at each other's throats?" Eminem raps on the song. "Especially when dad, he fucked us both / We're in the same fucking boat / You'd think that it'd make us close, nope."
Eminem references his estranged relationship with his mother, saying he is not joking on the track.
"'Cause to this day we remain estranged and I hate it though," Eminem rhymes on the track."'Cause you ain't even get to witness your grand baby's grow / But I'm sorry mama for 'Cleaning Out My Closet,' at the time I was angry / Rightfully maybe so, never meant that far to take it though, 'cause / Now I know it's not your fault, and I'm not making jokes / That song I no longer play at shows and I cringe every time it's on the radio."
Eminem's "Cleaning Out My Closet" was released on Eminem's 2002 album, The Eminem Show. On the track, Eminem insulted his mother. "You selfish bitch," Eminem raps on the selection. "I hope you fuckin' burn in hell for this shit." Eminem has had a history of insulting his mother on various tracks, including his debut single, "My Name Is."
"Headlights" is a song included on The Marshall Mathers LP 2, a collection meant to be released November 5.
Remember when Kim Kardashian married Kris Humphries and made a big deal about changing her last name? We watched it play out on her reality show, Keeping up With the Kardashians. Kris Humphries wasn’t too thrilled that she decided to remain “Kardashian for life.”
That sentiment on Kim’s part has changed. She toldE! Newsthat once she marries Kanye her name will beKim Kardashian West, no hyphen. So, there it is. She found the man persuasive enough to make her change her name.
Tyler, the Creator either really hates most famous people or he’s resurrecting Eminem anti-everything schtick from the early 2000s. Either way, Will.i.am is apparently someone Tyler has a serious gripe with as he went on a lengthy diatribe about the Black Eyed Peas frontman on his personal Twitter account.
According to Tyler’s tweets, the two met backstage at Kanye West’s Yeezustour stop at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will.I.Am gave him some disparaging advice:
But no Tyler, the Creator rant would be complete without some sort of name-calling:
Chris Brown reportedly looking at up to four years in prison if his fight over the weekend leads to his probation being revoked.
R&B singer Chris Brown may have had his assault charge stemming from a fight over the weekend reduced to a felony, but according to TMZ, Brown could possibly serve time in prison if the charge results in a judge revoking his probation.
The Virginia crooner was sentenced to five years’ probation following a February 2009 altercation with singer and former girlfriend, Rihanna.
TMZ also reports that the L.A. County Probation Department is already conducting an investigation to determine whether or not Brown’s October 27 brawl outside of a hotel in Washington D.C., which resulted in his arrest, was in fact a violation of his probation.
Brown, who was released from jail yesterday (October 28), was reportedly involved in a fight with two men as he was taking a picture with two female fans.
Although the initial police report says the singer’s bodyguard threw the first punch in the brawl and Brown joined in after, according to another police report, Brown is the individual who allegedly broke the nose of one of the victims.
The inconsistencies in both police reports have yet to be explained.
If Brown’s October 28 brawl does in fact result in his probation being revoked by a judge, he could face up to four years in a state prison.
Last weekend’s incident follows a number of ill occurrences that have plagued the singer this year. In January, Brown was involved in a parking lot brawl with fellow singer Frank Ocean. Additionally, in May, he was involved in a hit-and-run accident and allegedly provided the other driver involved in the minor crash with false information.
Barneys CEO Mark Lee says that the recent allegations of racial profiling leveled against the retailer have taken away from the work of Jay Z, who has a partnership with Barneys.
Barneys CEO Mark Lee apologized to Jay Z today (Tuesday), saying that that the recent allegations of racial profiling leveled against Barneys have taken away from the work of Jay Z’s foundation. Lee also said today that no one at the retailer had racially profiled the customers in question, according to nypost.com.
“We deeply regret that these recent events have distracted from the great work of the Sean Carter Foundation, and we offer our sincere apologies to Mr. Carter,” Lee said, as per nypost.com. “Our collaboration together is based on the shared mission of helping individuals facing socio-economic hardships.”
Last week, the New York Daily News reported two separate incidents in which Barneys committed discrimination against two African American customers. Trayon Christian, 19, and Kayla Phillips, 21, were questioned by New York Police Department officials as suspects of credit card fraud.
“No one, and I mean no individual, should go through the unacceptable experiences described by Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips,” Lee said today. “We offer our deepest sympathies to both of them.”
After the New York Daily News report last week, Brooklyn resident Derick Bowers launched a petition requesting Jay Z to end his partnership with Barneys New York. Bowers said he wants Jay Z to cut ties with Barneys because the retailer’s actions show that “they have no connection with the young, black Hip Hop community.”
In an interview with allhiphop.com, Bowers said, “I’m not personally attacking Jay Z. This attack is really at Barneys. What I’m asking from him is to withdraw that partnership to let them know we have that power, and you can’t take that from us.”
On Saturday (October 26), Jay Z released a statement saying that he is waiting on facts before deciding how to address his business deal with Barneys, as per Jay Z’s lifeandtimes.com website.
Lee made his statements today after an hour-long meeting with the Rev. Al Sharpton at the Harlem, New York headquarters of Sharpton’s National Action Network.
“I’m prepared to stand with the Rev. Sharpton and the leaders to effect real change and bring other retailers into the fold,” Lee said, as per nypost.com. “Moving forward there is a broader issue that needs to be addressed and Barneys New York is committed to be part of the solution.”