I don’t know what is up with rappers these days! The Game and Kanye are supposed to be cool. They have worked together in the past and all that good stuff. AND YET, that has not stopped Jayceon from opening his mouth about something that probably shouldn’t be talked about – that is if you care. But, I’m thinking Game don’t. In a recent interview with The BBC, the Compton rapper suggested that he and Kimmie K did something at McDonalds.
Here’s what he said as he denounced that he and Khloe were an item:
‘Those are just rumours,’ he told DJ Charlie Sloth on BBC Radio1Extra. ‘It’s funny man cos me and Khloe we’re cool. People don’t know, but I’ve been knowing Khloe for 12 years – you know what I’m saying? I went and dated Kim for a while. A little short while. Me and Khloe are cool.’
Past romance: The Game, pictured leaving the the BBC Radio One studios on Tuesday, said he once dated Kim Kardashian but denied romancing Khloe
‘You done a thing with Kim?’ asked Sloth.
‘A little bit. A long time ago,’ replied the 34-year-old hip hop star, real name Jayceon Terrell Taylor.
‘Adult wrestling or adult cuddles?’ Sloth persisted.
‘You know what it was. We went to McDonalds twice,’ said The Game. ‘Pulled up in a drive thru.’
When quizzed whether the romance took place before Kim’s infamous relationship with Ray-J, The Game claimed not to remember and seemed keen to distance himself from his dating past.
HMMMMMMMM…Honestly, with Kim’s track record of brothers, I wouldn’t doubt Game wasn’t appealing when he was “hot” in the streets. I’m thinking they did some “making out” and Game kept it open so that he’s not a true slime ball. So, I’m wondering if Kanye will rant about The Game like he rants about journalists, bloggers, paparazzi, Sway, Charlamagne, fashion, and midgets?
Da Brat owes $3.7 million of the $6.4 million judgment against her for inflicting injuries and for the past/future loss of earnings of former NFL cheerleader Shayla Stevens.
Da Brat has been ordered by a jury to pay former NFL cheerleader Shayla Stevens $6.4 million, according to TMZ.
The amount stems from a 2007 altercation in an Atlanta nightclub in which Da Brat assaulted the one-time Atlanta Falcons cheerleader. Da Brat served more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated assault regarding the incident. She was also sentenced to 200 hours of community service and seven years of probation.
In 2009, Stevens sued Da Brat after a jury found the rapper responsible the permanent facial scarring, neurological impairment and severe mental pain Stevens suffered because of the assault.
Hip-Hop Rumors: Its Official : Drake and Rihanna Are An Item…
Drake is living the life of a playboy for real. Dude has been linked to so many chicks, its crazy. But, its being reported that he and Rihanna linked up for real in Paris. I don’t know if this is a case of the evil media blowing stuff up, but it sure seems like its the truth.
It seems like this happened at a club in Paris and they were oblivious to anything going on around them. Then, there was dinner in Parsi. And Drake DJ’d somewhere and she was there.
Young Thug was arrested in Fulton County Georgia on five charges, including reckless driving.
Young Thug was arrested in Fulton County Georgia yesterday (February 25), according to complex.com.
The rapper, whose given name is Jeffery L Williams, was booked today (February 26) on the following charges: VGCSA Possession Of A Schedule IV Controlled Substance; Driving Without Seat Belt; Reckless Conduct, Driving In Circular Or Zig-Zag Course “Laying Drags”; and Reckless Driving, according to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office’s website. Young Thug remains in police custody, according to the site.
Well, I got a tip from somebody. And it was crazy, because I had come to the conclusion that Young Thug was pretty much regarded as the first gay rapper. My sources in his camp are saying that HE’S NOT. Apparently, he ACTS gay because that is the Atlanta way. Apparently there is some “free thinking movement” in the A that is all the rage in the gay nation AND the straight nation there. So Young Thug is “passing” as gay even though he is truly not. I REPEAT – HE IS NOT GAY. I’m going to need that no more man to man “BAE” usage. LOL! But I’m no “hater.”
So, there you have it. Young Thug misses his chance at making history as another Black man in a hyper masculine field to come out as gay.
Last but not least, there is supposedly a movement to “out” Young Thug. Seem like there are those out there that definitely want to determine his sexuality and make it KNOW. I don’t think its the Pink Mafia either. I’m hearing its members of the BLACK COMMUNITY. I’m not sure what Black industry folk have to gain outing somebody. BUT…if its a WEBSITE…(hint hint) then that’s another story.
Fifty years ago after the man that would soon become Muhammed Ali “shocked the world” by winning the heavyweight title from Sonny Liston with a seventh round TKO. On its fiftieth anniversary, declassified documents reveal that the FBI had supported suspicion that the fight was fixed.
According to documents released to The Washington Times, the FBI launched an investigation into the allegation of Las Vegas gambler Ash Resnick fixing the first between Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston. The FBI alleges Resnick had connections to the mafia and mobsters such as Meyer Lansky.
The FBI’s most intriguing piece of evidence is a memo of a Houston gambler named Barnett Magids describing two phone conversation he had with Resnick days before the fight. Days before the fight, Resnick informed Magids he believed Liston would knock out Ali in the second round, but cautioned Magids to “wait until just before the fight to place any bets because the odds may come down” according to the FBI memo. Resnick’s advice turned prophetic on the day of the fight:
At about noon on the day of the fight, [Magids] reached Resnick again by phone, and at this time, Resnick said for him to not make any bets, but just go watch the fight on pay TV and he would know why and that he could not talk further at that time.
The memo states that Resnick introduced Magids to Liston at the Thunderbird, a Las Vegas hotel believed to be controlled by organized crime groups in the 60s. The memo alleges that Resnick and Liston made $1 million each from Liston losing and Ali had no knowledge of, or involvement in the fix.
Resnick died in 1989 at the age of 72 from heart failure after suffering from cancer for years. Liston was found dead at home by his wife on January 5th, 1971 from a reported heroin overdose.
LL Cool J also praises ScHoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Kid Ink, Chris Brown and Tyga.
LL Cool J, who released his debut album, Radio, in 1985, says that he is in tune with a newer crop of artists, some of whom he's collaborated with recently.
"I think there's a lot of good music out there," LL Cool J said during an appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show. "I think there are a lot of artists that are doing well. I just did a remix with a great young artists, Kid Ink. Me, Kid Ink, Chris Brown and Tyga. They remind me of me when I first started. I was happy to get on the record and do something. That remix is called 'Main Chick' and it was a lot of fun. There are a lot of great artists out there. You look at ScHoolboy Q, some of the things that Kendrick Lamar's doing, they're good. Kanye West, when he's not complaining. I love you, man, but stop complainin', B."
After laughing, LL Cool J said, "He gon' tear me up...Don't hit me," referring to Kanye West.
Robin Thicke, 36, and Paula Patton, 38, have separated after eight years of marriage, Yahoo confirms.
"We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time," the couple said in a statement.
The high school sweethearts met in Los Angeles when Thicke was just 14 and Patton, 16. They married in 2005 and welcomed their only child, son Julian Fuego, in April 2010.
The split comes after months of unfriendly rumors that the "Blurred Lines" crooner had been cheating on Patton. In August, Thicke was spotted grabbing a female fan's bottom in a Miami club and in January the sexy singer was photographed locking lips with an unknown woman at a Paris nightclub.
Despite Thicke's alleged escapades, he regularly spoke about the wonderful marriage he shared with the "2 Guns" actress and told Elle in an October interview, "The spice is not our problem. We're overspiced. We could probably take a few spices off the shelf."
Clearly, the spice shelf has been cleaned out — at least for now.
Thicke, who is currently out on his "Blurred Lines" tour, canceled his show at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida on Saturday and claimed he was ill. However, a source tells "The Insider With Yahoo" that Thicke "had been having vocal issues … but also wanted to come back to Los Angeles to be with his son and family while the family made the final decision to go forward with the announcement of the separation."
The singer was spotted at Disneyland on Sunday with his son, but Patton was nowhere to be seen.
There is no immediate word on divorce plans. "Robin loves Julian fiercely and didn't care about losing the $500,000 [as a result of] canceling [his show] to be with his son," a source told "The Insider."
Thicke is scheduled to resume his tour on Tuesday in North Carolina.
According to reports, firefighters were called to tackle a blaze that started in the bedroom of the first floor unit. Easterling was dead on arrival. Police say Easterling was shot in the throat and chest, and according to an autopsy he died from the gunshots and not the fire.
The cause of the fire and the shooting are under investigation.
Jermaine Dupri's former Dieniahmar Music business partner, Eddie Weathers, files a $1 million lawsuit against the rapper-producer.
Jermaine Dupri was served with a $1 million lawsuit in January, according to RadarOnline. Dupri's former Dieniahmar Music LLC partner, Eddie Weathers, filed the civil lawsuit against the producer-rapper.
Weathers says that Dupri, whose real name is Jermaine Mauldin, kept him out of a deal that cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties, according to legal documents. Weathers says he and Dupri agreed to share profits from the company when they established it in 2005. According to court documents, their partnership was symbolized in their company's name as "the name of the company was derived from the birth names of Weathers’ and Mauldin’s children Eddie Jr., Shaniah and Kamar."
In 2006, Dupri began a co-publishing deal with EMI Music, a deal that Weathers says he was not involved in. Weathers says Dupri told him that “he was the sole owner in Dieniahmar when in fact he was not,” according to the report. Dupri reportedly received royalties from EMI from 2006 to 2013 without always paying Weathers.
Nevertheless, in April 2008, Weathers received a payment of $275,752.97, according to the report, which was represented two years of backpay royalties. The check came from Mauldin's new business manager at the time. Weathers says that when Dupri hired Willie Carter, a new business manager, in 2011, the payments either did not arrive, arrived at a fraction of what he was owed or arrived late.
In April 2013, Weathers says Dupri told him that he planned to sell Dieniahmar Music to EMI. Weathers says he was promised $238,000 in this deal, but only received a $10,000 wire from Dupri.
“To date, Dieniahmar, Mauldin, and Carter have failed to pay Weathers the $250,000 and all other monies due and owed to Weathers,” the court documents say.
Another day and another reality TV star is called out for lack of child support. Today (February 21), Steven A. “Stevie J” Jordan was served a subpoena to appear in Family Court over unpaid child support payments.
Stevie was served the subpoena at his new restaurant, “Sleazy & Zino” by Project Child Support, a foundation which helps custodial parents with collections. The subpoena stipulates that Stevie must provide a recent pay stub, W-2 wage and tax documents with most recent filed federal and state income tax returns. This stipulation could change the conditions of his child support payment as Bennett, in an interview with The Urban Daily in November, alleged that Stevie was using duplicitous tactics to avoid paying more child support:
Another thing is that a lot of his monies were being kept in businesses. When you change the name, it’s hard to continue to track those businesses. He changes the business name every two years. Also, he moves money and puts it in other peoples’ names. That’s what I think is happening. That’s what I’ve come up with because he does have companies.
Back in October of 2013, Carol Bennett sued Stevie J for over $1 million in back taxes and accused him of missing over 160 payments by November of 2013. In December, Stevie J denounced the lawsuit in an interview with Sister 2 Sister ion the grounds that she made no mention of suing him when they were together two weeks prior:
Nah! I mean let me know what’s going on. Let me know the play. I didn’t know the play. It’s just like, ‘Okay. I thought we was cool. I just hit you with some racks and some bands!
Soulja Boy: "I done been to jail before, but not for this long of a time.
Recently, Soulja Boy said that he was preparing to go to jail. Following the Twitter post regarding this, Soulja Boy spoke with XXL about his thoughts on the matter.
"I ain't scared," said Soulja Boy, who is headed to jail on a gun charge. "It just is what it is. I done been to jail before, but not for this long of a time...So, it is what it is. I gotta deal with life...I've had a lot of success. I just look at this as a minor bump. I'll get focused back on the music after it's over with."
Soulja Boy's success in music is one reason the rapper feels he is being "targeted" by law enforcement officials, he says.
"I just feel like I'm a young, successful rapper," Soulja Boy said. "I do a lot of stuff. Instead of me being targeted or me being put through the whole situation, there's other criminals and other stuff going on that they can be attacking instead of focusing on me...I got a name and they go after anybody with a name."
As reported February 17, Soulja Boy announced that he is set to go to jail. "5 more days until I go to jail. Appreciate everyone who was there for me while I needed y'all," Soulja Boy said at the time.
The suit contains a section alleging that Minaj “and her agents [shunned] Mr. Davidson and [took] active steps toward hurting his career.” Both CNN and Time report that the complaint includes the acknowledgement that the client, who worked previously for Patti LaBelle and Remy Ma, began work for Minaj in early 2010 as a wig designer before terminating work for the emcee in 2013. Minaj’s Davidson designed wigs, which were worn at public appearances such as Hot 97’s Christmas Concert in 2010 and MTV’s VMA awards the same year, later inspired retail items offered via Minaj’s own wig line without Davidson’s consent. “Without Mr. Davidson’s knowledge and consent, Maraj surreptitiously cut Mr. Davidson out of their wig venture and misappropriated his wig designs to pursue the wig venture on her own,” the suit alleges, referencing Minaj’s given name Onika Maraj. In a later section, the suit notes that as the client “was attempting to move on with his career, to his surprise, later in 2013, he discovered that Maraj took a number of his popular wig designs, without his consent, and used them to start her own wig line.”
The suit names Minaj as well as her Delaware registered Pink Personality LLC as plaintiffs. In an interview with CNN, Davidson’s lawyer described the motivation behind the suit. "Nicki Minaj is reaping great success and financial bounty reward for Terrence's creative expertise, and he is entitled to participate in that," he said. "Someone's got to stand up for the artist. We applaud the fact that she's making millions, but she's also got to pay bounty to those whose creative designs she's making millions off of." Separately, Davidson’s lawyer, Christopher Chestnut, explained to CNN the gravity of the suit. "On its face you might think, what this guy is suing over wigs," he said. "But we really have to consider this in context. Hair is a multibillion-dollar industry, but moreover these are not your grandma's wigs. These are eclectic. They are decadent, and they are creative. This is about a brand that Terrence has built."
The suit references specific wig designs like The Pink High Top Wig, the VS Wig, and a Nicki Minaj Pink Bun Wig available via Target as examples of the stolen designs. Davidson also alleges that, with Minaj, he planned to launch a collaborative business based on the wig designs that was to include the production of a reality show before the star and her management distanced themselves from the wig artist.
While a URL presumably registered by Minaj’s Pink Personality advertises a space as “Coming Soon,” the rapper has used her name and brand to sell wigs online through retailers such as Target and her own website. Speaking with Time, Davidson’s lawyer added that the suit is “a classic David versus Goliath situation.” Both Time and CNN report having reached out to Minaj for comment.
Forbes magazine has been crowning “Hip Hop Cash Kings” for the past seven years. Some of the heavyweights in the game like Jay Z, Diddy, and Dr. Dre have made the publication’s annual list of top earners in rap.
Forbes is now acknowledging 10 rappers under the age of 30 that are on the cusp of reaching the throne with its new “Hip Hop Cash Princes” list.
“These ten artists are the rising stars with the best chance of vaulting to the next level of commercial viability—and they’re the ones most likely to make the leap to the Cash Kings list in the near future,” states Forbes.
The 2014 Hip Hop Cash Princes list includes A$AP Rocky, Azealia Banks, Big Sean, Chance The Rapper, French Montana, J. Cole, Meek Mill, Travis Scott, Tyga, and Wale.
The finalists were chosen by rap music industry insiders Bryan “Birdman” Williams, and Fab 5 Freddy, Kevin Liles along with Forbes reporters Natalie Robehmed and Zack O’Malley Greenburg.
50 Cent and G-Unit reportedly sign exclusive worldwide distribution and services agreement with Caroline/Capitol/UMG.
50 Cent announced today (February 20) that he and G-Unit Records have signed an exclusive worldwide distribution and services agreement with Caroline/Capitol/UMG, according to The Sacramento Bee.
This marks 50 Cent's departure from Interscope Records, Aftermath Entertainment and Shady Records, where 50 Cent spent 12 years. His discography as a part of Shady/Aftermath/Interscope includesGet Rich or Die Tryin', The Massacre, Curtis andBefore I Self Destruct, all of which will continue to be marketed and sold by Shady/Aftermath/Interscope, according to the report.
50 Cent, who is now an independent artist according to the Washington Post, thanks Dr. Dre and Eminem in a statement. Dr. Dre and Eminem run Aftermath Entertainment and Shady Records, respectively.
"I have had great success to date with Shady/Aftermath/Interscope and I'd like to thank Eminem and Dr. Dre for giving me an incredible opportunity," 50 Cent said in a statement, as per Associated Press. "I've learned so much from them through the years. I am excited to enter this new era where I can carry out my creative vision."
In 2012, 50 Cent said he was unhappy with his label situation. "I have lost all faith in the team I’m on," he said. "I have nothing left to say I will not be promoting my music...I’m going to deliver this album then. I have a film I wrote to focus on I’m not upset I’m just convinced this is not how I want to remembered.”
Tony Yayo also says that he "layed my life down for the unit."
Tony Yayo posted a series of comments on Instagram saying that G-Unit has broken up.
“to much stress i flew the world already dropped an album time to try new things and the unit not together fuck it,” the rapper wrote on one Instagram message, per allhiphop.com.
“To many bitch ass niggas want you to brown nose all the time homie,” Tony Yayo wrote in another post.
“50 ain’t rocking with me and Banks the same I layed my life down for the unit but you live and learn,” Tony Yayo said in another post.
The Instagram comments come on the heels of 50 Cent announcing today (February 20) that he and G-Unit Records have signed an exclusive worldwide distribution and services agreement with Caroline/Capitol/UMG.
"Both myself and Shady Records are grateful to have had the chance to play a part in 50's career," Eminem says in a statement, according to Associated Press. "Shady simply would not be what it is without 50 Cent.”
Tony Yayo, who recorded with 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Young Buck, among others, while with G-Unit, also sent a series of Tweets regarding friends and loyalty yesterday (February 19), which are as follows:
Terrance Howard is slated to portray a record label executive in the forthcoming "Empire" television program.
Terrence Howard will portray a Rap record company executive in Empire, a Fox television series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Empire is billed as a family drama set in the world of a Hip Hop empire and will feature Howard portraying Lucious Lyon. The character is "charismatic, tough, wise and a superstar in the music industry who oversees Empire Entertainment and is about to take the company public,” the article says. "Raised on the streets, he has never backed away from a fight and will resort to any measures, fair or foul, to defend his beloved Empire.”
Howard appeared last year in Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which also featured David Banner, and was written by Danny Strong and was directed by Daniels. Strong is slated to write Empire, while Daniels is scheduled to make his television directing debut with the program.
OutKast's Big Boi also confirms involvement in HBO's "Game of Thrones" mixtape.
OutKast made headlines in January, when they announced more than 40 festival dates set to take place in 2014, but that news is not a sign of an album to come from the duo, Big Boi says.
"No, we're just doing the tour only just for the fans," Big Boi says in an interview with REVOLT. "That’s all it is, a tour. I got a solo album I’m working on, but it's just the OutKast 20-year anniversary, just a way for us to celebrate for our fans, but there is no album in the works."
Big Boi Announces Game Of Thrones Mixtape Involvement
While there isn't a planned OutKast project, Big Boi says he is looking forward to his tour, a mixtape and his upcoming solo album.
"I’m working on it right now, trying to get it ready for the end of the year," Big Boi says of his solo album. "Definitely the mixtape is coming...We also got Common and Wale and more surprise artist on the mixtape...It’s a Game of Thrones mixtape. I’m just apart of it. It should be out in the next couple of weeks. Catch the Throne. That's where it's at."
WOW. It is basically open season on young Black men, these days. You really can’t say its a theory or a concept anymore. There is a new case that resembles Trayvon and Jordan Davis. A kid was running with a hoodie on and a man, Claudius Smith, shot him. The difference here is that Claudius Smith is African American. This has not stopped him from evoking “Stand Your Ground” based on his fear. The other difference from Trayvon Martin and Zimmerman is that this Black man has already been charged and arrested. This dude was 32 and the man he killed was 21. Read the BS from Political Blind Spot.
Another potential “Stand Your Ground” shooting recently occurred in Florida. An Orlando man shot and killed a 21-year-old who was allegedly running through (or from, depending on who you ask), his yard. But the young man had not stolen anything, nor broken in to anyone’s home. He was literally just running. He had not threatening anyone, but Claudius Smith nevertheless said that he was afraid that this running youth was a burglar.
That’s when he decided to stalk him, and shoot him. Is this starting to sound familiar? Smith followed the young man over a fence into a neighboring apartment complex. When police arrived, they found 21-year-old Ricardo Sanes dead in the grass, surrounded by six .45-caliber shell casings.
In a confession documented in the Orlando Police Department report Smith said that he was afraid of his victim “because his pants were falling down”. This, Smith explained, must have meant that the “fleeing” young man was “armed.” The irony that Smith himself was armed, was apparently lost on the shooter.
As well, Smith explained that Sanes “had his hands in the pocket” of his hooded sweatshirt, another piece of attire that Smith said indicated the young man was up to no good.
While the similarities with the killing Trayvon Martin are obvious to most, where this case differs is that Smith has already been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Nevertheless, this is Florida, and a judge may still grant him “Stand Your Ground” immunity from prosecution. It’s happened before, and you had better believe it can happen again.
George Zimmerman will stand his ground…until death threats start being hurled at him and his family. According to TMZ, the murderer of Trayvon Martin has left Miami after death threats emerged.
According to reports, after Zimmerman recorded an interview with Univision and Fusion last Tuesday (February 11th), he took himself, his girlfriend, her child and brother to the beach where they were allegedly harassed. The alleged harassment included an unnamed individual shouting that a $10,000 bounty was on George Zimmerman’s head. Zimmerman fled the city of Miami the following day.
In his interview with spanish language Univsion, Zimmerman stated he suffers from “post traumatic stress disorder” (PTSD) and lives in a constant state of fear following his acquittal in the murder case of Trayvon Martin. He spoke with CNN about how his death threats attribute to his alleged PTSD:
I have a lot of people saying that, you know, they guarantee that they’re going to kill me and I’ll never be a free man
Zimmerman also claims that he is homeless after he racked up over $1.5 million in lawyer fees. Zimmerman’s defense attorney Mark O’Mara stated that him and his law firm needed $500,000 to even start the case, started the George Zimmerman Defense Fund and raised the majority of the money, which did not include their individual payments.
R.Kelly is reportedly thousands in arrears for back child support to his ex-wife.
Andrea Kelly, the singers former better half, says kelly has missed the $20,833 per-moth support due.
The singer also fell behind last year for more than $100,000, but brought the payments current.
The singer also faces jail time if he fails to appear at a separate child-custody date on March 27 after missing the first November assignment, A judge said the singer could get 30 days to six months in jail if he fails to appear.
A source told the New York Post that the situation is serious for the embattled singer.
“The judge was clear in November that he wasn’t happy R. Kelly didn’t show up. His lawyer is worried the judge could lock Kelly up if he doesn’t show this time, but he can’t reach his client,” a source told the paper.
Well, that was rather quick. Less than a month after the original broke the record for the biggest January opening weekend ($47.8 million), the sequel to Ride Along has been confirmed to be in the works.
According to Deadline, Ride Along 2 will have the same director (Tim Story) and scriptwriters (Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi) as the original. Rumors of negotiations for Ride Along 2 surfaced last April, nine months before the original premiered in January.
Ride Along, made on a $25 million budget, has already grossed over $120 million worldwide in less than six weeks. Deadline reports that only 3% ($3.6 million) of Ride Along‘s international gross comes from foreign box offices. In effort to increase their international revenue, Ride Along 2 will reportedly include more multicultural characters.
No looking a*s n*ggas but Nicki Minaj’s use of an iconic Malcolm X photograph has some very important people looking. Yesterday (February 14th), members of Malcolm X’s family and estate sent statements denouncing her use of the historic photo of Malcolm X looking out the window holding a gun.
Calling Nicki Minaj’s use of the photo that was featured in a 1964 issue of Ebony “disrespectful”, Malcolm X’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz disassociated her family from Nicki’s actions. In a statement obtained by New York Daily News, Shabazz spoke on the controversy:
Ms. Minaj’s artwork for her single does not depict the truth of Malcolm X’s legacy, is completely disrespectful, and in no way is endorsed by my family.
Nicki Minaj responded to the controversy the day before Shabazz (February 13th) by removing the photo from her social media pages. She apologized to Malcolm X’s estate and then responded by addressing the hypocrisy in the treatment of the term “n*gga” in a statement on her personal Instagram account:
The word “n*gga” causes so much debate in our community while the “n*gga” behavior gets praised and worship.
“It was a lot of misconfusion at the end of the day because me and his personally never had an issue and I think that was one of the reasons we were able to really resolve this problem because we never really personally had an issue,” Rick Ross says during an interview with HuffPost Live. "Amongst bosses, you know we like to call it, ‘That rapper stuff.' Real bosses get over that and that’s what we did and I’m happy we was able to do that and set the examples for some of the younger bosses that’s coming up and let ‘em know it’s all about making that positive progress."
Rick Ross and Jeezy collaborated on the recently released "War Ready," a selection off Ross' upcoming Mastermind album, a collaboration that followed a feud between the two rappers. A rift between Jeezy and Ross dates back to at least 2010. In 2012, the two were involved in a scuffle. Footage of the brawl between Jeezy and Ross can be seen here.
“We had past differences and you know we put that to the side, being true bosses, and to do something big for the culture, which is bigger than both of us,” Rick Ross says during the HuffPost Live interview. "Here we have it, ‘War Ready.’”
Rick Ross said the collaboration is also part of his growth.
“MMG and Ricky Rozay, I’m expanding and getting bigger every day,” he says. "It’s a lot of other entrepreneurs that’s doing the same and Jeezy is one, so it was just time for us to come together. Let’s capitalize and something big happen for the game, for Hip Hop for the culture and we may be doing something else. You never know."
Chris Brown faces a lawsuit for an alleged assault during a basketball game he participated in.
Singer Chris Brown is being sued for allegedly assaulting a man during a basketball game he and Brown participated in.
According to a lawsuit filed by Malcolm Ausbon Thursday, February 13 (via AllHipHop), Brown and his four-man entourage threatened to assault Ausbon, retreated and then commenced to assault him along with Brown once the game resumed. The suit alleges that Ausbon called a foul on Brown. The singer subsequently threatened to “put these hands on you.”
Ausbon is suing Brown, the unidentified members of his entourage and 24 Hour Fitness for unspecified damages claiming he was the victim of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence. After the alleged assault, Malcolm Ausbon was rushed to the emergency room sustaining injuries to his face, neck, head, back, ribs and legs.
The lawsuit also claims Brown was a member of the Bloods street gang and that members of Brown's entourage chimed in during the incident and stated, "If you fuck with Chris, you fuck with us."
Chris Brown is no stranger to controversy or suits claiming assault. If fact, Brown already has two upcoming court dates scheduled. The first, on February 20, regarding an alleged assault of a man outside a Washington D.C. hotel and the second, on the 28th, related to his probation violation in connection with the D.C. assault. That date, Brown is slated to be in a Los Angeles court for the hearing.
Either someone slipped truth serum into Drake’s tea or he is just really feeling himself. A day after Rolling Stone revealed that Drake said Macklemore’s Grammy text to Kendrick was “wack as f*ck”, Drake is back and critiquing Kanye West’s Yeezus.
In the interview, Drake not only says that Kanye West’s lyrical level on Yeezus was inconsistent but said that it was so bad even a certain rapper would not say those lyrics:
There were some real questionable bars on there. Like that ‘Swaghili‘ line? Come on, man. Even Fabolous wouldn’t say some sh*t like that.
Drake did go on to say that Kanye is the reason he has a career and that he “loves everything about that guy.”
Drake also discussed his relationship with Rihanna, whom he was linked to since 2010. In June of 2010, Drake told The New York Times that he was a “pawn” to Rihanna as she disappeared after they hooked up. A week after, Drake clarified those comments to MTV News by saying it was rare for a woman to “makes me feel nervous or makes me feel small.” In his latest Rolling Stone interview over three and a half years later, Drake is a changed man when it comes to pursuing Rihanna:
She’s the ultimate fantasy. I mean, I think about it. Like ‘Man, that would be good’. We have fun together, she’s cool and shit. But we’re just friends, she’s my dog for life. I’m not after p*ssy like I was three years ago, when I was trying to make up for all the years when no girl would talk to me. But I haven’t met somebody that makes everybdy else not matter.
UPDATE: Drake has sent a message to his Twitter account to address his comments in the latest interview:
I never commented on Yeezus for my interview portion of Rolling Stone. They also took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue.
Lil Kim may be pregnant but she wants to make it clear that she is still a performer at the end of the day. At last night’s (February 13) The Blonds fashion show, Lil Kim announced her pregnancy to the crowd before her performance.
After telling the crows that she’s “a mom, but I can turn it up a little” she dedicated her performance of “Lighters Up” to the Notorious B.I.G:
Kim also spoke with Us Weekly about her pregnancy and reassured everyone that being a mom will not change the ferocious lyricist we have have known for over 18 years:
I’m still going to be hardcore. The baby has made me even more of a beast!
Check out US Weekly‘s photo of a pregnant Lil Kim:
In June, Cee Lo said during an exclusive listening session for the Goodie Mob's Age Against The Machine album in Los Angeles, California that he hopes Andre 3000 can channel his emotions into his work. "I'm hoping this really makes him angry enough to be artful again," Cee Lo said during the listening session. "That's what I want for him."
Rihanna files a lawsuit against her former accountant for "gross mismanagement."
Rihanna says she was "effectively bankrupt" by the end of 2009, according to TMZ. Rihanna has filed a gross mismanagement lawsuit against her former accountant, who, she says, made decisions to negatively impact her finances at the time.
New legal documents indicate that Rihanna had $11 million at the start of 2009. Her accountant made decisions that left her with $2 million by year's end, she says. Some of those decisions are mentioned in TMZ's report.
According to the report, for instance, her accountant approved her buying a new home, which she later sold for a $2 million loss. Her 2009 tour, Last Girl On Earth Tour, was also losing money at the time, but Rihanna says that her accountant did not notify her of the losses.
Although Suge Knight denies making threats at a Los Angeles marijuana dispensary, the incident is being investigated by law enforcement officials. Alleged footage of the altercation released.
Suge Knight denies allegedly threatening a marijuana dispensary clerk over a dispute regarding a promotional appearance, according to TMZ.
Law enforcement officials say they responded to a call at a Los Angeles dispensary where Suge Knight allegedly threatened an employee by saying, "I will kill you." Knight is reportedly being investigated for felony criminal threats as a result.
Knight denies threatening anybody at the dispensary, according the report. He acknowledges a disagreement over the dispensary's alleged refusal to compensate him for what he believed was going to be a promotional appearance.
Drake recently spoke about the text message Macklemore sent Lamar and said "that shit was wack as fuck."
"I was like, 'You won. Why are you posting your text message? Just chill. Take your W, and if you feel you didn't deserve it, go get better. Make better music,'" Drake says in an interview with Rolling Stone. "It felt cheap. It didn't feel genuine. Why do that? Why feel guilt? You think those guys would pay homage to you if they won?"
Drake says Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' wins at the Grammy Awards were an example of "how the world works."
"He made a brand of music that appealed to more people than me, Hov, Kanye and Kendrick," Drake says. "Whether people wanna say it's racial, or whether it's just the fact that he tapped into something we can't tap into. That's just how the cards fall. Own your shit."
Macklemore's text message to Kendrick Lamar also made Drake feel "funny" because he felt the sentiments should have been extended to more people.
"To name just Kendrick?" Drake says. "That shit made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages."
“In terms of the people that are voting on those ballots, filling out those bubbles, we have an unfair advantage due to race, due to the fact we had huge radio success, due to the fact that our name was circulating more in a pocket in the industry of people filling out that ballot,” he said. "This is not like aRap Radar poll, like a 2DopeBoyz poll. This is not a Hot 97 poll. This is the Grammys. This is many different types of people. All different age groups filling out a ballot where they might not necessarily know the genre.”
Nicki Minaj's next album will purportedly be titled The Pink Print.
Though the title had previously been mentioned as a possibility, it appears to have now been confirmed.
Minaj's latest music video for the track "Lookin' Ass Nigga," released today (February 12), is captioned with the text, "Nicki Minaj releases a new track off the upcoming Young Money album 'Rise Of An Empire' & Upcoming Album Solo 'The Pink Print.'"
The Pink Print will be the follow-up to 2012's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which spawned hit singles "Beez in the Trap," "Starships," and more.In November, she spoke about the sound of the upcoming album. "I already started, and I'm going home, actually tomorrow to really start," she said. "Like, I'm taking two months to just lock in. So I'm really excited, and the people that have been working with now have been people that I haven't worked with before, so it's like they're bringing a new sound to the album that I've never experimented with."
Justin Bieber isn’t really even known for his music any more. This kid gets in more trouble than DMX…well maybe not. But, the latest is that he got slapped up by Blake Griffin….
Peep what is being reported.
Justin Bieber can’t seem to avoid bad publicity. A new rumour about him getting ‘smacked’ by NBA player Blake Griffin (who plays for LA Clippers) began circulating online on Monday. Latest report claims that the rumours are false but a recent tweet by LA Laker’s Chris Kaman proves otherwise.
According to Gossip Cop several popular sports blogs, on Monday, reported that Griffin “smacked the sh*t” out of Bieber after the singer refused to put on a shirt inside a West Hollywood Starbucks outlet.
The Starbucks barista is quoted as saying (via Empire Sports):
“He came in with no shirt on and his pants hanging down and underwear showing and tried to order a caramel apple machiatto.”, said Joey Goldsmith, the Starbucks barista, “I just told him he would have to put a shirt on if he wanted to order.”
Bieber reportedly started using cuss words at the barista and threatened to have his bodyguard, “kick his ass”.
Griffin who was sitting at a table nearby, decided to intervene and settle things down but Bieber’s aggressive behaviour resulted in him getting smacked and knocked down to the floor by Griffin.
“I saw Justin stumble out of the door looking like he was crying,” added the barista.
Gossip Cop subsequently reported (after checking with a source close to Bieber) that the story is false. As per the ‘source’, the rumour is “made up”, as Justin has “not returned to Los Angeles for weeks”.
But the following tweet by LA Laker’s player Chris Kaman, which surfaced recently, points towards the report being true after all, at least to an extent.
The bridge and outro of Frank Ocean’s song “Rich Kids” from his debut album channel ORANGE may have landed the young singer into some copyright trouble. Ocean is being accused by TufAmerica of illegally sampling Mary J Blige’s 1992 hit “Real Love” for his song “Rich Kids”.
TufAmerica is suing Ocean’s record label, Def Jam’s parent lable, Universal Music Group and Vivendi over the alleged copyright infringement, however claim to own less than 4% of the copyright on Blige’s “Real Love”.
This is not the first time in the last 3 months that TufAmerica has targeted a Hip Hop artist with copyright infringement claims. Back in November of last year, the lawsuit-happy record label sued Jay Z, Roc-A-Fella Records and Atlantic Records over Jay Z’s “Run This Town” song allegedly sampling Eddie Bo’s 1969 song “Hook & Sling” illegally.
Frank Ocean is set to perform at this year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival in George, Washington with Outkast, Kid Cudi, Chance the Rapper and more.
Jay Z is slated to be a member of Ndamukong Suh's circle of advisers, according to sources.
Jay Z is expected to announce an agreement with Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, according to ESPN.
"It is uncertain whether Jay Z would negotiate Suh's next contract or simply help him with marketing," ESPN writes about the potential announcement. "But whatever the arrangement, Jay Z is expected to be in Suh's circle of advisers, according to sources."
Suh is set to begin the final year of his rookie contract as a member of the Detroit Lions and is slated to make $22.4 million against the team's salary cap. He's set to have a base salary of $12.55 million, as per the report.
Suh announced his departure from Relativity Sports in January, acknowledging that he was in search of new representation, according to ESPN.
Tentatively titled "Street Dreams," the series is apparently “loosely based” on Nas’ life and rise to fame as an emcee in the Queensbridge projects in New York. Slated for a half-hour spot, "Street Dreams" will be written and directed by Jonathan Levine who is well known for his 2011 directing of the Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt starring 50/50. Levine, who grew up in New York City throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, also wrote and directed a movie set in New York called The Wackness which won the 2008 Sundance Audience Award for Dramatic Film.
Besides Levine, Deadline reports that the series is being produced by indie-startup production house Electric City Entertainment. Electric City Entertainment was founded by producers Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell. Patricof has also worked extensively within Hip Hop after working at both Rap Sheet Magazine and Def Jam Recordings early in his career. He was also hired as the executive producer of a VH1 series about Run DMC and later created a series on the network called "Players" about the daily grind of a Hip Hop artist.
Deadline also reports that Nas himself will contribute music and writing to the show while his manager, Anthony Seleh, will be listed as an executive producer alongside Patricof, Howell, and Levine.
While Xbox Entertainment Studios has not yet released any content, the company is also reportedly developing a Halo-based live action television series with Steven Spielberg as well as a reality show about street-soccer that may be scheduled to air alongside the upcoming Fifa 2014 World Cup. The company was established internally in 2012 with the purpose of producing exclusive content for the Xbox Live platform.
The studio’s planned series based on Nas’ life presumably takes its title from the rapper’s 1996 single of the same name. “Street Dreams,” which was released as the second single from Nas’ sophomore album It Was Written, remains one of the rapper’s most commercially accomplished hits and followed the release of “If I Ruled The World (Imagine That).”
In a statement released to AllHipHop through his publicist, Lil Boosie had confirmed that he would be getting released from prison in February. While the Louisiana rapper did not give an exact date because of “safety concerns and protocol,” he did believe he would be out before the end of the month.
Global superstar Will Smith will not be returning to battle aliens in the sequel to his 1996 hit movieIndependence Day. After years of speculation whether the former rapper would reprise his role as Captain Steven Hiller,Deadline is now reporting Smith has informed Fox studio executives that he is passing on ID4 2.
The film is still going to be made. According to reports, original cast members Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum will be back. Roland Emmerich is also signed on to direct once again. Fruitvale Station and That Awkward Moment actor Michael B. Jordan was linked to the film last fall as well.
Kevin Hart confirms T.I.'s involvement in a film with Will Ferrell that is believed to be "Get Hard."
T.I. is set to join Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell in an upcoming film, according to Hart. The comedian made an Instagram post announcing the involvement of Ferrell and T.I.
"Me & Will Ferrell are about to do a movie together people!!! All I can say is HOLYSHIT & and happy to say that brother/Friend @troubleman31 will be apart of this amazing project as well!!! My hustle never stops!!! This could be legendary people!!!!" Hart said in his caption for the Instagram post which includes Ferrell, Hart and T.I.
The film is believed to be Get Hard, a project that Variety confirmed in September 2013. "Pic follows a wealthy investment bank manager who is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and prepares for prison with help from the guy who washes his car," Variety said at the time. Ian Roberts and Jay Martel are writing the script. Sarah Schechter will oversee for the studio. The pic should move quickly into production if the studio wants to oblige Ferrell and Hart’s busy schedules. Hart is becoming one of those rising stars who seems to be getting more and more gigs and Warners would like to make sure his next project is one with their studio and not elsewhere."
Recently, Hart saw success with another rapper in Ride Along, a film that he worked on with Ice Cube. The film made approximately $93 million in three weeks. The motion picture was also the #1 film at the box office for those three consecutive weeks.
In November, T.I. spoke about his acting roles. "Right now, I'm currently filming the third season of 'House of Lies' with Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, and I'm co-starring along with Mekhi Phifer, and we're just having a phenomenal time," he said at the time. T.I. also starred in Holiday Hustle, an animated holiday special for VH1.
The producer says that he is owed $1,200,386.57 in unpaid artist-producer royalties, $1,179,913 from digital sales and $676,444.44 for unpaid mechanical royalties. The digital sales amount is based on a judge’s suggestion after Dr. Dre lost a 2010 trademark infringement suit, the story says.
The Beats by Dre executive also said that Death Row did not honor a bonus that would bump his royalty rate to 20 percent from 18 percent.
Dr. Dre released his solo album, 1992's The Chronic, while on Death Row Records. He also worked in various capacities on Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle, Tha Dogg Pound’s Dogg Food and Tupac’s All Eyez On Me while with the imprint.
Headed by Marion “Suge” Knight after Dr. Dre left the label in the mid-1990s, Death Row Records was taken over in 2006 by WIDEawake, which bills itself as WIDEawake Death Row Entertainment, according to its website.
The legal documents from the lawsuit are available for review here.
Nike has released the Kanye West-designed Air Yeezy II sneakers, which have been nicknamed the Red Octobers. The product sells out in minutes.
Nike has released its Nike Air Yeezy II shoes, a model of sneakers that has been delayed for some time. The shoe, which Kanye West has discussed for the past year, was released as a surprise today (February 9).
The release was announced in a Nike Twitter post. "The Nike Air Yeezy 2 is now available," Nike's verified Twitter account said. Eleven minutes after the initial announcement, Nike's account updated its followers about the shoe's availability. "The Nike Air Yeezy 2 has sold out on http://Nike.com."
In November 2013, Kanye West spoke about frustrations with Nike regarding the shoe's availability. "They try to act like people ain't line up for the Yeezys," Kanye West said, speaking about the sneaker's first installment. "[Nike CEO] Mark Parker tried to son me. Yes. Son me because I am the sun and I will shine bright. And when I don't have as much money as a billionaire and when I don't have the factories that, that dude has over there, what I do have is my voice. Ain't no corporation that can take me away from my voice and I'm going to scream at the top of my motherfucking mountain as loud as I want. Anything I want. Whenever I want. Is that crazy? So I'm going to make the announcement on Monday with the corporation that finally let me get an opportunity to create."
"I really feel honored to have had the chance to blow Yeezy [sneakers] up with Nike," West said in an interview with I Am Tall Boy. "I really appreciate everything they did for me. I'm not knocking them on the way out or burning no bridges. I apologize for my frustration earlier."
Trinidad Jame$ was reported arrested in Batesville, Mississippi.
Trinidad Jame$ was arrested for the possession of marijuana after alledgedly smoking in a Batesville, Mississippi hotel room, according to TMZ.
Authorities said that Jame$ was arrested in a Batesville, Mississippi Holiday Inn for smoking marijuana in his room. The Panola County Police Department responded to a hotel staff complaint that marijuana odor was coming from the room and arrested Jame$.
In November, Jame$ made headline when he commented on the state of New York Hip Hop.
“I remember when New York ran this shit, dog,” said Trinidad. “When Dipset was fuckin turned the fuck up. Oh my God. I gotta wear my bandana on tilt like Juelz. What the fuck happened, dog? What happened? I remember when New York rap was the shit. And us in the South, us bammas, we was like ‘what the fuck’ and we just did our own thing. But now we run y’all musically. That’s crazy. That’s crazy. That’s crazy, my nigga. That’s crazy. I’m not trying to start nothing, but if you want to do something we can do something cause I don’t give a fuck. I looked up to New York music. And now every nigga that’s really poppin’ out of New York, you might as well tell they from Atlanta. ‘He from Atlanta. He from Atlanta. He from Atlanta.’ I’m just putting it out there. Y’all got more bloggers—y’all got niggas interviewing more popular than niggas that’s rapping.”
Ma$e says the newer generation of rap artists "Don't get it" when it comes to making diss records.
Harlem, New York native Ma$e recently denied he had any beef with Cam'ron, and now in a new interview, the former Bad Boy Records artist says newer artists don't take diss records as seriously as rappers in decades previous.
Sitting down with 107.5 FM in Detroit recently, Ma$e said he wanted to punch J. Cole one day after he felt Cole publicly dissed him.
"I like J. Cole too when he's not taking shots at me," he said when asked about newer artists he enjoys. "I saw him one day, I was going to hit him but I was too grown to be knocking light-skinned people out. But I really like him as an artist. When I saw him I was like, 'Oh he a kid, he don't get it [laughs]."
Ma$e also talked about reuniting with his Harlem World companions and was open to the possibility of working with them in the future.
"I did speak to Jim [Jones], we supposed to be working together, that's really dope," Ma$e said when asked about the last time he spoke with any members of Dipset. "And me and [Cam'ron] going to work together at some point. It's all love."
When asked about his run with Diddy, Ma$e said he was one of the few artists that made money under the Bad Boy boss.
"I'm the only artist that actually got paid by Puff (Daddy), like really paid," he said. "Puff would tell you I got really, really paid. Puff wanna give me another check and I'm going to take it."
Ma$e is currently working on his next album, Now We Even. According to him, the project will be influenced by his early freestyles and songs, and may also be influenced by The Notorious B.I.G.'s Life After Death, Tupac's All Eyez On Me and Jay Z's Reasonable Doubt.
Uh OH. I’m going to keep it brief, because I don’t want any issues. T.I. don’t play!
Bruh stands accused in these streets. There was some beef on Twitter/Instagram that we talked bout. But, they squashed that and used TMZ at that. Well, the sh*t has hit the streets. You’ve probably seen this, but there is a rumor that Tip has fathered a baby outside of his relationship with Tiny. Say it ain’t so! Folks in the know say that the baby is a year or less. Seems like this may be from a snake friend of Tiny in the camp that gave up her squa-squa to Tip. Hopefully this is a rumor.
Also, they are saying that the chick Kerry Washington is in the midst of a little “Scandal.” She and Nnamdi Asomugha are on a “break.” We’ve seen where these “break” lead. D-Wade and Luda have both had some issues as of late.
Nick Cannon may be going back to (fictional) high school again. The Hollywood Reporterreports that Nick Cannon and VH1 will release a sequel to his 2002 Drumline movie on the cable channel, but with a few twists.
The sequel, currently titled Drumline: A New Beat will focus on a female protagonist, Dani Bolton, whom travels from Brooklyn to attend college in Louisiana and attempt to become the school’s first female section leader of the drumline. According to Cannon’s interview with The Hollywood Reporter, this drastic change in the plot was not only conscious but a necessary move in order to update the 12 year old movie:
Even though it was released over a decade ago, I am constantly approached by people on the street who tell me how much of an impact it made on them. As a producer, my thought was, ‘How do we create an updated version that would translate to today’s audience and still feel fresh and original?’ Adding a female lead character really makes sense and VH1 is the perfect network to partner with on this modernized take on what is considered a unique and classic film experience.
Drumline: A New Beat will begin production this Spring and is expected to be released in the Fall.
No one knows if Lebron James will have his 5th Most Valuable Player award and/or third NBA Championship by the end of this year. But, we now know that he will have a comedy series on TV by that time. Starz has picked up six episodes of a new scripted comedy called Survivor’s Remorse.
The show seems to be loosely based on Lebron James’ rise to NBA stardom as it will follow lauded basketball prospect Cam Calloway in his early 20′s as he navigates between greedy family members, detrimental hometown friends and the pitfalls of fame. Lebron James will executive produce the TV show along with longtime friend and business partner Maverick Carter and Paul Watcher.
The show will be shot in Atlanta and have its first of six scheduled episodes debut on STARZ this Fall.
A petition says George Zimmerman and boxing promoter Damon Feldman "are attempting to promote and profit off racial tensions."
A petition has been made in an attempt to stop the upcoming George Zimmerman fight from taking place. The petition, which has been posted on the White House's petition site, aims to block the boxing match from taking place because of several reasons outlined in the petition statement.
"Celebrity Boxing Promoter Damon Feldman & George Zimmerman are attempting to promote and profit off of racial tensions in America," the petition statement says. "Damon Feldman has been known for fixing fights and taking short cuts in the past in bypassing state requirements for fighters to obtain a license to box. Mr. Feldman's past should be highly considered in this regard if Feldman is not going through the proper channels to ensure the safety of the participants it puts lives at risk.
"In addition, the entire idea of this event is to use racial tensions to lure people in to purchase the event," the petition statement continues. "This will only hurt America as it will continue to stir up racial tensions that have been on going in this nation for quite some time. No promoter or celebrity boxer should ever be allowed to use racial tension to profit."
DMX is confirmed as George Zimmerman's opponent in an upcoming boxing match.
Boxing promoter Damon Feldman confirmed that DMX, 43, is scheduled to fight against George Zimmerman, 30, in a boxing match, according to TMZ.
DMX, reportedly one of 15,000 applicants who wanted to box against Zimmerman, recently spoke about his desire to participate in the boxing match.
"I am going to beat the living fuck out him,” DMX said of Zimmerman, who agreed to a boxing match against a celebrity. "I am breaking every rule in boxing to make sure I fuck him right up...Once I am done with him, I am going to whip my dick out and piss on him...right in his muthafckin' face...Zimmerman is a piece of shit and that’s what he needs to drink."
The official date, time and location of the boxing match are set to be announced Wednesday, February 12. The boxing match is slated to last three rounds.
DMX was not the only rapper to volunteer to enter the boxing match. Game also said he was willing to box against George Zimmerman.
"I will beat the fuck out of him," Game said recently, according toTMZ. "I would not be boxing for me. I'd be boxing for the legacy of Trayvon Martin and for his family...I would box him to knock him out. I would definitely take pleasure in it. It's legal, and I want to show him you can solve your disputes without a weapon."
In July 2013, George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second degree murder and manslaughter. He was accused of murdering Trayvon Martin in 2012. Martin was 17.
Thanks to Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin, Chris Brown will be able to remain in rehab and not be sent to jail. Billboard reports Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray filed a motion with the court to have Brown placed in jail and face a probation violation hearing for his assault case in Washington, DC.
Murray claimed that Brown should be taken into custody because he is an “increasingly violent danger to society.” Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, argued that his client has not had any further incidents since the last hearing in December and the court should wait for the resolution in the D.C. case before reviewing evidence involved with that situation.
The judged ruled that the R&B singer could stay at the rehabilitation facility because he was reportedly making good progress with the treatment. Probation officials say he has “a more serious and responsible demeanor” since checking into rehab.
Brown will have to return to the L.A. court February 28th for an update. The D.C. case is set to resume on February 20th.
The lawsuit claims Chief Keef did not show up on time, which led to the cancellation of the concert and a refund to ticketholders.
Kim Productions is seeking $26,000, which includes the $15,000 deposit and another $2,500 paid to Chief Keef for travel, as well as the cost for the theater, lights, equipment, advertising and ticket refunding, TMZ says.
Hip Hop has been the source for education courses for years. From 2Pac‘s music being analyzed at the University of Washington to The Notorious B.I.G.‘s “Ten Crack Commandments” being taught as an online business class to Nas becoming the inspiration for a Harvard University fellowship, rapper’s cultural contributions are now actively a part of higher learning.
It seems one teacher in Florida may have taken rap music’s educational value a little too far. An eighth grade English class at the Charter Schools of Boynton Beach was assigned to read the uncensored version of Lil Wayne’s “6 Foot 7 Foot.” Apparently, the students were instructed to find examples of figurative language in the song, but the explicit lyrics found in Tha Carter IV track upset some parents.
The school administration claims the assignment was not approved. Headmaster Wayne Owens released a statement to WBTV News Channel 5 saying the students were having trouble understanding literary devices, and the teacher decided to use “colloquial material” as a way to help the students grasp the concepts.
Owens added the teacher recognizes the assignment was “inappropriate.” The teacher was suspended for three days.
Prosecutors argue that Chris Brown should be jailed for his violation of probation.
Prosecutors asked a judge to send Chris Brown to jail today (February 3), reports TMZ.
Brown appeared in a Los Angeles court for a hearing on his Washington, D.C. assault case stemming from an altercation in October during which Brown allegedly beat another man.
Prosecutors argued to the judge, who was the same judge who presided over Brown's infamous Rihanna assault case, that "Brown's violent behavior continues to increase in severity and frequency" and he poses "an increasing danger to society."
Though prosecutors believe they have gathered sufficient evidence to say there is probable cause that Brown is guilty of the assault in D.C., the judge ruled that Brown should complete his 90-day rehab for anger management instead of going to prison.
Mark Geragos, Brown's attorney, simply said the "superior lawyer" had succeeded, said he and brown would be in court again on February 28.