"I'm a musician, not a politician," said Chainz. "I'm supposed to be running for mayor in College Park. I got everybody wishing. I'm really gonna do this little mayor thing in College Park. I'm just trying to make sure I have the right qualifications."
reports of the current situation at Cash Money are accurate, Hip Hop probably has not seen a label break up on this level since Roc-A-Fella fell apart. The Roc's collapse caused artists to choose between going with Dame Dash or Jay Z. It seems Lil Wayne wants to avoid that option. The New Orleans native wants his attempted split from CMB to guarantee all the members of the Young Money roster remain with him.
According to TMZ, Wayne's pending lawsuit against Cash Money and its head Bryan "Birdman" Williams will include demands that YM artists Drake, Nicki Minaj, and others stay tied to Weezy. Part of the issue with that request is that all the Young Money performers have distribution deals with Cash Money, so the dispute seems to be headed to court.
Nicki Minaj spoke about the rift between Wayne and Birdman (aka Baby) during the media run to promote her latest album The Pinkprint. The Queens performer expressed her hope the matter would get settled, and she showed love to both of her bosses.
"I knew that there was something going on, but I didn't know Wayne was so mad about that," said Nicki. "I think that it may be some other stuff. They just need to figure it out."
She also stated, "I know that Wayne and Baby love each other, and I know they're gonna resolve anything that gotta be resolved. Shout out to Young Money. I am Young Money. I ride with Wayne on whatever. But Baby has played such a huge role in my mental stability."
AllHipHop.com Breeding Ground alumni Nicki Minaj has officially inked a deal with Lil WayneÂs Young Money imprint. She joins the Young Money roster after releasing several critically acclaimed mixtapes, including her most recent, Beam Me Up Scotty. The mixtape featured vocals by artists like Busta Rhymes, Gucci Mane,…
Chris Brown has not been having a good month. First, five people were shot during his club appearance in San Jose, CA. Then, someone tried to sell his San Bernardino County Jail ID card on the internet. Now, Breezy's joint tour with fellow crooner Trey Songz and Tyga has been postponed due to his probation being revoked for not getting permission to go to San Jose, CA for that fateful club appearance.
The judge refused to give Brown permission to travel, which leaves him confined to Los Angeles. Plus, he now has to complete the remaining 100 hours of community service stemming from his 2009 case regarding his dispute with Rihanna.
The "Autumn Leaves" singer took to his Instagram to notify his fans that the tour has been pushed back and to apologize.
"I would first like to apologize to all the fans and people who have been supporters of me and all the music over the years. The beginning of the BTS tour has been moved to later dates now. The judge would not sign off on my travel to do the tour until I finish these last 100 hours of community service. I promise that I am busting my ass doing it everyday until it's complete. This is the most disappointing news I've gotten in a while. Everything happens for a reason so I wanted to personally inform my fans. The show must go on. Out of 1000 hours I only have 100 left. I will work my ass off to complete it and I will be on that stage. Once again I'm sorry for the delay. I love yall! We will let yall know the dates that are changed. It's not cancelled. Just moved around a couple weeks."
The tour was supposed to start on Jan. 28th in Hampton, VA. There's no word on the new tour dates yet.
What do you do when you're 40-Years-Old without a partner and still want to live out the wedding dream? This Houston Woman, Yasim, has the answer.
Yasim thought it was a great idea to get married... to herself. She invited her friends and family to her ceremony and her mother walked her down the aisle. She said vows to herself and had her first dance with... none other than herself.
""Back when I was working on Yeezus, I saw this book from the 1800s and it was velvet-covered with brass and everything," West said. "I looked at all these people's photos and they look so real and their outfits were incredible and they weren't smiling and people, you know the paparazzi, always come up to me, 'Why you not smiling?' and I think, not smiling makes me smile…When you see paintings in an old castle, people are not smiling cause it just wouldn't look as cool.""
So there you have it. Kim isn't making him so unhappy that he can't bare to smile.
Ever since Lil Wayne went on his Twitter tirade expressing his desire to part ways from longtime label home
Cash Money, speculation that Birdman's new-found business relationship with Young Thug may have played a part in the dissension at YMCMB. Recent social media posts from Weezy and Thugger seem to suggest the two may be sending subliminal shots at each other during the Cash Money-Wayne rift.
Thug posted a video on his Instagram page revealing he and Birdman would be partying at Miami's LIV nightclub. The vid ended with the Atlanta rapper saying, "If you ain't at LIV n***a, you ain't living… We going to LIV. Whoever don't like it pull up, f**k n***a."
Birdman repeated Thug's "pull up" statement on his own IG post. He uploaded the flyer for the LIV event with the caption "RG [Rich Gang] pull up n***a."
Wayne returned to Twitter to announce he would be holding a party to celebrate the release of his Sorry 4 The Wait 2 mixtape in Miami Beach. The tweet also included the Young Money leader adding, "Go to LIV for what?"
The 20-year old rapper still faces charges brought against him and 14 other GS9 members.
The Brooklyn District Attorney's office has announced that a gun case involving Bobby Shmurda will be dismissed in the coming weeks, according to Revolt.
Shmurda remains incarcerated at Rikers Island in New York after being arrested last month following an investigation by the NYPD and special Narcotics Gang Unit. The Brooklyn case set to be dismissed by the Brooklyn D.A. alleged that Shmurda, whose given name is Ackquille Pollard, fired a gun at a crowd of people near a barber shop.
Shmurda still faces the charges levied against him and his fellow GS9 members which include gun possession, murder, and conspiracy. The 20-year old rapper is currently being held on $2 million bail.
The rapper's lawyer, Howard Greenberg, also told Revolt that Shmurda is set for his upcoming trial date later this month.
"Brooklyn is done and now it's on to Manhattan, where we need to teach these adversaries a lesson," he said.
Greenberg also denied rumors that Shmurda was recently released on bail and separately that he had been critically injured in a jail brawl.
"Bullshit," Greenberg said. "Saw him yesterday (January 20) in court. He looked fantastic."
In a separate statement, Greenberg recently told XXL about upcoming plans for Shmurda's defense.
"The intermediate plan is if there is a superseding indictment on the 29th is to enter a plea of not guilty," he said. "The long term plan is to kick some ass and take no prisoners."
This is interesting to say the least, but Drake's Pop is continuing plans for a musical project. The only thing is Drake is not going to be a part of it. Now, that's not good for business when your son is one of the top artists in the world. Anyway, Mr. Dennis Graham is not letting that stop him and has found a new classy lady to help push his project.
Here is Ze Monroe on some project with Yung Blac.
And here is a previous report:
Well, Graham tells TMZ he found his woman in rookie rapper Ze Monroe, and she's going to rhyme on his new song, "Kinda Crazy." The original plan was for Drake to guest star too, but he couldn't fit studio time into his schedule … but DG says there are no hard feelings. As for future family collabs? Dennis, who's in his early 60s, says he was asked to do a club gig near Coachella — where Drake's headlining — but adds he's not sure he can stay up that late.
It's unclear which album Lil Wayne is referring to, however according to new reports by TMZ, settlement talks between the two rappers have broken down and Lil Wayne is now preparing to sue Birdman Sr.
"The 2 titans tried coming to terms this week but it wasn't meant to be," the TMZ article says. "Now Wayne will ask a judge to declare him free of Cash Money and Birdman's control. Wayne says Birdman has violated their contract by withholding the release of his new album."
The report also adds that "Wayne will keep recording but he will release his works outside of the Cash Money umbrella."
Ibn Jasper also announces that "FourFiveSeconds" will appear on upcoming albums from both Rihanna and Kanye West.
With the release of Rihanna's latest Kanye West and Paul McCartney-featuring single raising questions about the former Beatles' involvement in both stars' music, Ibn Jasper has now confirmed that Kanye West's next album is entirely co-produced by Paul McCartney.
Jasper, a close friend and longtime barber for Kanye, confirmed the news in response to a string of Instagram comments on his account. Ibn also announced that the recently released "FourFiveSeconds" single is set to appear on both Rihanna's and Kanye West's albums separately.
The announcement confirms news released by Ty Dolla $ign earlier this month in which he spoke about plans for new music from Kanye West, Rihanna, and Paul McCartney.
"It's gonna drop soon," he said of the yet-to-be-released collab. "I heard they shot the video recently. I don't know what the final title is, but I know it's crazy so just be looking out for [it]."
Check out a profile of Ibn Jasper by FRANK151 below in which he details his history with West and how he got his start as a barber in Chicago thanks to Bilal.
When T-Boz and Chilli announced their Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for thier fifth and final album on Monday (Jan. 19). their goal was to collect $150,000. Just four days later, they have exceeded thier goal.
With 27 days left in their campaign, TLC has collected $203,098 and has 1, 937 backers. Surprisingly, one of their backers is pop princess Katy Perry. The "Dark Horse" singer donated $5,000 to the duo's campaign, which gives her the option to choose from two rewards: a slumber party with Chilli in Los Angeles or with T-Boz in Atlanta or a onesie.
The donated funds will be used to pay for recording and mixing sessions, booking producers and more. This project, which does not have a release date, will be the Grammy-winning group's first album since 2002.
Alexandra Shipp was slammed after she portrayed the late Aaliyah in the Lifetime biopic, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. The lukewarm response to the movie didn't stop the movie offers from rolling in though.
The former Disney star has been snagged to play Storm in the upcoming X-Men installment, X-Men: Apocalypse, which hits theaters May 27, 2016. The film's director Bryan Singer took to his Twitter to announce the upcoming flick.
Since the airing of her debut film, the 23-year-old has been keeping busy. She has a recurring role on Days of Our Livesand is playing Ice Cube's wife in the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, due in theaters in August 2015.
Iggy Azalea speaks on sparking a change in what's accepted in Hip Hop, during interview with GQ magazine.
Whether her music career lasts for a few years or until she's in her thirties, Australian rapper Iggy Azalea recently revealed that she has "sparked a change" in what is accepted in Hip Hop.
Iggy, who says she hopes for a lengthy career, spoke on the matter during a newly-released interview with GQ magazine.
"You never know how long you'll be in people's good graces, especially in this business," Iggy said, when asked what she wants her legacy to be. "So I hope it's long—but I could be here for three or four years and then be out, like most artists. So it depends. I might be here for a long time. At the very worst, if I have a short-lived career, at least I could say I sparked a change—that I inspired some leniency in what people accept in hip-hop. And if I have a very long career and can be gyrating in a leotard at 35, that would be great."
After being accused of appropriating black culture by artists like Azealia Banks, Iggy was asked how she copes with criticism. According to the Australian musician, being nominated during award season helps her bite her tongue when it concerns criticism from fellow artists.
Azalea later declared that when she listened to Hip Hop growing up there weren't "enough characters" that represented her situation.
"Uh, awards season helps," she said. "Anytime where people get to choose who they want to have a voice and they choose me, I just think that makes it worth it. And that gives me the patience to just bite my tongue. When people choose me as the person they think should be speaking for them, I think, Well, I don't really care what someone in the industry or another artist has to say about it. Your opinion is biased anyway, because you want people to listen to your voice. So having actual people who choose me, it makes me think, I have a place, and I don't care what other people have to say about it. I was a fan of rap music growing up, and I didn't feel like there were enough characters that represented me and my situation. So I think it's needed."
Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson was arrested early this morning after a late night of partying a little bit too much.
According to the report, Lawson was going 61 MPH in a 35 MPH when an officer pulled him over for speeding. After failing the sobriety test the cop arrested him and charged him with DUI, speeding, and careless driving.
He has since been released from jail, but expect a suspension to come for the former North Carolina standout guard.
"Now I don't want no problems, I just want my money," Wayne rapped at one point on the song. He continued, "All I got is Young Money, no more Cash, n***a."
Later on the a separate track "Sh*t," Weezy spit, "Did my time at Cash Money. Time served and released, but this agent ain't free."
According to TMZ, Cash Money boss Bryan "Birdman" Williams is not pleased that his "son" chose to air out his frustrations on a record. The sites reports:
Our sources say Birdman is angry on 2 fronts … that Wayne is trying to bail on a binding contract and even more personal, he's putting their relationship on blast.
Apparently, Birdman is still unwilling to release Wayne from his contract at Cash Money without a legal fight, and the rapper's long-awaited Tha Carter V album will only be available on the label's terms.
finally commented on the drama that his TV dad has been going since 35 women accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault.
Warner, who was on "The Cosby Show" since its inception in the 80's, could not speak directly to the allegations, but said he considered Cosby a "friend and mentor."
"He's one of my mentors, and he's been very influential and played a big role in my life as a friend and mentor," Warner told Billboard. "Just as it's painful to hear any woman talk about sexual assault, whether true or not, it's just as painful to watch my friend and mentor go through this.
He continued, like Phylicia Rashad before him, to stress the importance of the vast entertainment legacy of his friend.
"I can't really speak on any of the allegations because obviously, I was not there. The Bill Cosby I know has been great to me and great for a lot of people. What he's done for comedy and television has been legendary and history-making" Warner said. "What he's done for the black community and education has been invaluable. That's the Bill Cosby I know. I can't speak on the other stuff."
Rreviously, Rashad had said that she felt there were other forces that were bent on destroying the legacy of "The Cosby Show," which showed an exceptional view of Black family life.
Another Cosby kid – Keshia Knight Pulliam – said, "Unfortunately, in the court of public opinion, everyone has formed their opinion, but we're still in America and you're innocent until proven guilty of any crimes," she said on the Today show.
After all the Iggy controversy, she finally sits with GQ magazine to talk about all the harsh words said to her after the Azealia Banks interview with Ebro, Rosenberg and Laura Stylez. Azealia vocally expressed she was not a fan of Iggy's pop rap, which sent social media haywire. This also includes a hip hop lesson from Qtip on twitter about the history of hiphop and why it means so much to hip hop artist.
GQ asked her a few questions about dealing with all the controversy.
People say some harsh things about you. What helps you bear up under that?
Uh, awards season helps. Anytime where people get to choose who they want to have a voice and they choose me, I just think that makes it worth it. And that gives me the patience to just bite my tongue. When people choose me as the person they think should be speaking for them, I think, Well, I don't really care what someone in the industry or another artist has to say about it. Your opinion is biased anyway, because you want people to listen to your voice. So having actual people who choose me, it makes me think, I have a place, and I don't care what other people have to say about it. I was a fan of rap music growing up, and I didn't feel like there were enough characters that represented me and my situation. So I think it's needed.
Fast-forward to the end of your career. What do you want your legacy to be?
You never know how long you'll be in people's good graces, especially in this business. So I hope it's long—but I could be here for three or four years and then be out, like most artists. So it depends. I might be here for a long time. At the very worst, if I have a short-lived career, at least I could say I sparked a change—that I inspired some leniency in what people accept in hip-hop. And if I have a very long career and can be gyrating in a leotard at 35, that would be great.
LL Cool J will be handling the hosting duties once again for the 2015 Grammys. This will be LL's fourth time hosting the annual ceremony.
"I'm thrilled to again be part of Music's Biggest Night," the NCIS: LA star said in a statement. "The performances and moments you see on the Grammy stage are nothing less than amazing throughout the years and this year's show is shaping up to be one you will never forget."
The self-proclaimed G.O.A.T of hip-hop first hosted the awards back in 2012.
Performers include Usher, Pharrell, Common and John Legend, Sam Smith and more. Tune into the awards at 8 p.m EST on CBS Feb. 8th.
On the mixtape's first track, a remix of O.T. Genasis' "CoCo," Wayne claims responsibility for Cash Money's ongoing success and alludes to the label throughout: "Tha Carter gon' be late so I cooked up a tape," he says in the intro, "The garden's full of snakes so I had to escape."
"Who kept this shit together? Nigga, me, that's who," he raps in the opening bars, "Who was there when niggas left? Nigga, me, that's who / Cash Money is an army, I'm a one man army / And if them niggas comin' for me, I'm goin' out like Tony."
"Now I don't want no problems, I just want my money," he adds in the verse before referencing his alienation from the label: "Birdman Jr., more like Ugly Duckling."
Earlier in the song, Wayne references his ties to his own Young Money stars Drake and Nicki Minaj before announcing his departure from the label, saying, "I ain't trippin', I got Barbie, I got Drake too," and then later, "All I got is Young Money, no more Cash, nigga."
Wayne also seems to reference his longtime mentor Baby as the source of his issues at the label: "It's compensation over conversation / Lord I must got blurry vision, a nigga's got two faces," he raps.
On the mixtape's second track, "Sh!t," Lil Wayne also makes mention of his ongoing feud with Cash Money: "Did my time in Cash Money, time served and released," he raps, "But this agent ain't free, word, that's the word on these streets / But that shit is old news, that shit is so yesterweek."
Instead of looking to a record label for financial backing of their final album, TLC is reaching out to their fans. T-Boz and Chilli have started a Kickstarter campaign to welcome donations from their fans to fund their next project.
On their Kickstarter page, the duo stated they want to have creative control over this album and that it's important that their fans are hands on for this final LP.
"While major labels offer artists multimillion dollar recording and marketing budgets, they don't often give artists complete control of their own music," they wrote on their Kickstarter page. It is ESSENTIAL that we create our final album completely on our own terms, without any restrictions, with YOU."
Their goal is to raise $150,000 to pay for their recording sessions with their producers and engineer, booking producers, mixing sessions and more. Donations start at $5, but the bigger the donation the bigger the perk for the fan.
"We will send ALL BACKERS who pledge $5 or MORE a list of tracks we want to remix," T-Boz and Chilli wrote. YOU will vote on your favorite, and the track with the most votes will be included on the album!!"
The two are looking to enlist their key members from their original hit making team for the album, including singer/songwriter turned reality star Kandi Burruss.
Clickhere to view their Kickstarter page and make a donation if you like.
(AllHipHop News) A variety of Atlanta Hip-Hop stars are joining together to help improve their community, by helping a local hospital raise $100,000. Hip-Hop mogul Jermaine Dupri, Frank Ski, DJ Drama, Shawty Lo, Chilli from TLC, Bobby Valentino, executives Shanti Das and Kenny Burns, Kandi (Real Housewives of Atlanta/Xscape) and…
Coming on the heels of the universally panned Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, Lifetime admittedly did a far better job of portraying iconic singer Whitney Houston in their recent unauthorized biopic. Focusing primarily on her relationship with troubled bad boy Bobby Brown over the course of five years,it also sought to clear the air on their alleged drug use, showing Houston as the one who first introduced Brown to cocaine.
Though Angela Bassett received praise for her TV directorial debut, Houston's family stood against the project; resulting in Deborah Cox being brought in to provide the vocals as Houston's voice was not allowed to be used.
In a statement penned by her sister-in-law Pat Houston: "If you watch this movie, watch it knowing that Lifetime is notorious for making bad biopics of deceased celebrities and brace yourself for the worst. You should not be surprised that someone decided to do a made for TV biopic. And, I might add, without the family's blessing and despite her mother's request to not do this movie. It happens every day."
Empire's initial success was not just a flash in the pan. The series has become the first drama this season to grow from week one to week two. It leads all Fox shows in Video On Demand viewing as well. Lee Daniel's Empire also brought in the biggest series launch for the network since 2012.
A new album isn't the only thing Tyga is dropping this year. It's reported that the former YMCMB spitter has signed a deal with MTV to launch his own reality television show.
The show, which we do not have a title of, is set to focus on his turn up lifestyle with his friends and will leave out his love life. His former girlfriend and mother of his child, Blac Chyna and his rumored boo Kylie Jenner will not be popping up on any of the episodes.
Though his past and present bae won't be making appearances, his BFF Chris Brown will and has reportedly already filmed a scene with him.
Turns out, Nick Cannon will not always be Mariah Carey's baby.
The 34-year-old "America's Got Talent" host was reportedly the first one to file for divorce, ahead of his estranged wife on Dec. 12, according to TMZ.
The 44-year-old diva made headlines just one week before Cannon's reported filing when she showed up late to tape a segment for the Rockafeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 3.
She later took to Twitter to apologize for her tardiness.
"Last night's situation was beyond my control. I apologize to all that showed up, you know that I would never want to disappoint you," Carey wrote to her 15 million followers.
"You've kept me here, in your hearts, and I keep you in mine always. We are #lambily! #ThereForMe. I will be opening tonight's live show in Rockefeller center with "All I Want For Christmas Is You"!!!!"
Unfortunately for Carey, her day didn't get any better when she finally did take the stage.
The songstress was unable to reach some of her infamous high notes while singing Christmas classic, "All I Want for Christmas is You," which sparked massive criticism via social media following the rocky performance.
The terms of Cannon and Carey's divorce are not yet known, but the pair share 3-year-old twins together, Moroccan and Monroe.
They tied the knot in April 2008 and rumblings of their split began this past summer.
A North Miami Beach police department is under fire, after being caught using criminal mugshots for target practice at a gun range often used for officer training. In an unbelievable coincidence, during a December visit to the range Sgt. Valerie Deant discovered that not only were the mugshots of minority offenders being used, one of the photos posted was that of her own brother, who had been arrested over 15 years ago in connection with a drag race.
Said Deant, "I was like why is my brother being used for target practice? There were like gunshots there and I cried a couple of times."
According to the Medley Firearms Training Center, the venue is often leased to local law enforcement agencies, who are allowed to choose their own target photos.
Though many are outraged at the racial implications of the act, North Miami Beach Police Chief J. Scott Dennis has denied that race played a part stating "Our policies were not violated. There is no discipline forthcoming from the individuals who were involved with this."
The "Feds Watching" performer has not publicly responded to Grace's request for another head-to-head, but he recently called out another cable news commentator. Chainz posted a picture of he and Grace on his Instagram page with a caption that included, "That was a great debate, thanks Nancy. [Fox News host] Bill O'Reilly, you up next!"
Items once belonging to emcee/actor Tupac Shakur will be on display at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles starting next month. The Los Angeles Times reports the "All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur" exhibition will include Pac's handwritten notes, lyrics, poems, interview and performance footage, and outfits.
The Tupac Shakur estate provided the items for the exhibit. The late entertainer's mother, Afeni Shakur, is overseeing the project.
"It means a lot to me that [Grammy Museum Executive Director] Bob Santelli and the Grammy Museum have chosen to honor my son with their upcoming exhibit of his works," stated Afeni. "Tupac's writings are an honest reflection of his passions for, and about life. His timeless messages have instilled hope for those who have little, and for others, they serve as a catalyst for change. His words continue to motivate and inspire new generations."
Pac memorabilia was previously part of the Grammy Museum's "Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey" in 2011. The California representative's legacy has also been covered in Grammy Museum workshops such as "An Introduction to Hip-Hop" and "The Art Of Songwriting: Hip Hop."
"All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur" will run at the Grammy Museum February 2 through April 22.
The singer's probation has been revoked after he traveled without permission for a performance last weekend.
Chris Brown had his probation revoked for traveling without approval and failing to complete required community service on schedule by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge earlier today (January 15), according to the Associated Press. Despite the ruling, Brown has been allowed to remain free for the time being. The singer was originally sentenced to five years of probation in 2009 after pleading guilty to felony assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna.
The singer's probation terms prohibit him from leaving Los Angeles County as of a recent order from probation officials last month. Brown was in violation of the order when he travelled to San Jose on Sunday (January 11) for a performance that ended after five concertgoers were shot at the venue and later hospitalized. Brown's defense attorney took the blame for the violation and told the judge "that his office incorrectly advised Brown that he didn't need permission to travel for the show."
A report filed by Brown's probation officer outlines his recent progress but also mentions concern for the safety of his performances, citing another of the singer's concerts last year that also featured unexpected gunshots.
"Though he has shown the ability to be compliant during long stretches of his probation grant, (Brown) continues a pattern of making choices that are counterproductive in his ability to be successful on probation," the singer's probation officer wrote. "There is also concern that when he performs or attends at (sic) some of his public events, people will get shot or seriously injured."
Separately, as a part of his original sentence, Brown was ordered to complete his mandated 1,000 hours of community service by the end of this month but has as many as 200 hours left according to the judge. Still, the judge noted Brown's "steady progress" on that aspect of his probation.
The latest incident is Brown's third probationary slip up since 2013. That year he was charged with a hit-and-run after an accident though the charge was later dismissed. Later in 2013 Brown was charged with misdemeanor assault after hitting a man in Washington, D.C. The same judge ordered Brown to attend a rehab center following the charge but he was expelled from the program last March.
Brown will face the judge again for a formal probation hearing on March 20.
Though many have argued that the accusations that Bill Cosby is currently facing occurred too long ago to establish concrete evidence, new accuser Chloe Goins has officially filed charges for an incident that she claims happened in 2008 at the Playboy Mansion. According to Goins, she was drugged and sexually assaulted by the fallen comedian and is now looking for her day in court.
After formally filing charges with the LAPD her lawyer advised "Ms. Goins is now determined to accomplish what so many other victims no longer have the opportunity to do— to be the girl that puts Mr. Cosby behind bars, where he belongs. Ms. Goins is here today to seek justice…She fully understands and accepts the immense responsibility that her decision to be here today carries.
The statement continued, "Apparently, Mr. Cosby feels brazen and confident enough in his actions to make jokes in his recent comedy shows about the 25 plus women that have been brave enough to come out and tell their stories of what he did to them." Her lawyer added, "Ms. Goins is certainly not joking…Mr. Cosby should and will be held accountable."
Just days before their AFC Championship game, Indianapolis Colts player Josh McNary has been reportedly charged with rape, criminal confinement with bodily injury and battery resulting in bodily injury.
A 29-year-old woman accused an unknown man of sexually assaulting her on Dec. 1st. Police officials determined that McNary was a suspect after investigating a cell phone the woman said she took from her attacker's apartment.
The woman, whose identity has not been revealed, picked McNary out of a lineup of photos and said he looked familiar but could not say he was the culprit for sure. She claims that she and her attacker got into a physical altercation where she scratched his face, back, neck and shoulders before she was allegedly sexually assaulted.
McNary's lawyer, Ed Schrager, said that he denies the allegations but turned himself in to law enforcement officials in a "respectful and peaceful manner."
"The charges and affidavit publicly disseminated on Wednesday afternoon are not evidence of wrong doing but simply one side's story," Schrager said in a statement. "Joshua has full and confidence in the American way, including its justice system, which he pledged to protect and defend as a West Point graduate and lieutenant in the United States Army."
When McNary's home was investigated by police, he reportedly told them "I know why you're here" and had evidence of his own preserved for the police.
The Colts have also issued a statement saying they cannot give their thoughts on the situation due to not knowing many details.
"Unfortunately that's the limit of our knowledge," said the team, who have a 13-5 standing. "At this time we are very concerned and trying to find out what the relevant facts are, but we have insufficient information to venture any opinion. As we learn more we will make appropriate updates."
The Indianapolis Colts play the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game on Sunday, Jan. 19th.
Roc-A-Fella CEO Damon Dash denied recent rape charge allegations at a press conference in London.Former model Kirstie Thompson filed a $15 million dollar lawsuit against Dash, claiming that forced himself upon her on New Years day of 2003."Its just ridiculous," Dash said. "I am not going to do something that…
Grammy-nominated rapper Mystikal (Michael Tyler), along with two other men, were charged with aggravated rape and extortion, according to the Associated Press. All three men, including Leland Ellis, 36, and Vercy Carter, 34, turned themselves in to police on Thursday morning and were booked in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Thursday afternoon…
Bail was set for Trillville rapper Don P, who was recently arrested, spending 10 days incarcerated for the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl. A Georgia judge set a $75,000 bail for the Atlanta rapper, born Donnell Prince, after he was charged with rape and two counts of aggravated sodomy.…
Randall Emmett, one of the producers of the Tupac biopic, says the film has been granted the rights to use Tupac's music.
A number of details about the upcoming biopic on Tupac Shakur were revealed during movie news site Collider's interview with Randall Emmett, one of the producers of the film. During his interview, Emmett confirmed that filming for the biopic is slated to begin in June.
The producer, who has also played a role in the film End Of Watch and the television show "Power," revealed that the biopic has been granted the rights to use music from Tupac in the film due to Morgan Creek Production's deal with the estate of the late rapper.
"That project is being put together for a June start date," Randall Emmett said in a video posted on Complex.com. "And we're still with Morgan Creek. And we're financing with them. Open Road is our U.S. distributor still for domestic. And the script is great. And we're ready to make the movie. And we're just figuring out—just prepping the logistics…Morgan Creek bought the rights to the music and we share 50 percent of the rights with Morgan Creek. So, Morgan Creek acquired all the music rights from the estate when they partnered with Tupac's mother."
In regards to what fans can expect from the film, Emmett says Tupac's early years will be represented as well as the pivotal years of his music career. He added that the West Coast versus East Coast rivalry may also be touched on in the biopic.
"I think that our story like a lot of biopics especially in the Hip Hop space will start at the beginning of his life," he said. "Kinda set up his beginnings and the people around him. And then go into kind of the key years leading up to the pinnacle of his success. Those three or four key years of his rise."
It seems like VH1 is quietly killing their controversial show "Sorority Sisters."
The Atlanta Journal Constitution outlined the fiendish plot:
How badly does VH1 want to put this show into the grave? The final episode will start at the odd time of 11:10 p.m. and end just past midnight. Plus, it's not even being repeated later that night for West Coast consumption. And Friday tends to be a relatively low TV consumption night.
Some of the show's stars were suspended or expelled from their respective sororities as well.
On top of it all, advertisers had complained as well as a social media movement of African Americans and Greek letter organizations that demanded the show be cancelled.
2 Chainz and Nancy Grace spar over the case of Michael Blevins, a 19-year old Ohio man who was caught videotaping himself forcing his 18-month old niece to smoke weed.
Atlanta, Georgia emcee, 2 Chainz debated marijuana legalization on Nancy Grace tonight (January 13) on HLN. During a snippet released, the talk show host used the case of Melvin Blevins as an example of why marijuana is a dangerous drug. The case involves a 19-year old man who videotaped himself forcing his 18-month old niece to smoke weed. A pawn shop clerk found the tape inside of a camera that Blevins pawned.
"I got something for you, Nancy," 2 Chainz said in response. "I'm from the urban community. I'm from the inner city and pawn shops are associated with a drug known as crack. Most of the time when people pawn things it's not to buy a sack of marijuana. It's to feed a high that's much more strenuous than a drug such as weed. I feel like that person had a problem that's probably deeper than weed. Maybe they was high on crack when they were doing that footage right there."
In her rebuttal, Grace asserted that she "...knows they were high on weed" because of the video evidence recovered. 2 Chainz responded with "I know crack, too," before comparing the legalization of marijuana to the legalization of alcohol.
"It's the same thing we talked about earlier, darling, with the legalization of alcohol," he said. "You'll find some footage like this but everyone is not doing this. Some people actually love their child. Some people know that that's obviously wrong. So there's nothing to really argue about. These people are imbeciles. You can't use this case to define a whole community."
The New York Daily News reported in 2009, that Michael Blevins was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to several weapons and drug charges in Columbus, Ohio. He was also accused of being a part of marijuana-trafficking ring. A WBNS-10tv report says drug enforcement agents found 2,000 pounds of marijuana during a raid on Blevins' home.
2 Chainz is expected to release his next mixtape, Tru Jack City on January 27.
Flavor Flav will appear in court later this month facing a felony charge of driving with a suspended license.
Flavor Flav has been indicted on a felony charge of driving with a suspended license stemming from a 2014 arrest, according to Billboard. The Public Enemy rapper was arrested on January 9, 2014 on the Meadowbrook Parkway in New York and is now set to appear in a Long Island courtroom later this month.
The original charges were incurred while Flavor Flav was rushing to his mother's funeral just over a year ago and include two misdemeanors for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in addition to a speeding violation.
A lawyer for the rapper declined to comment but is reportedly looking to reach a plea deal. A spokesperson for the District Attorney for Nassau County where Flavor Flav was arrested also declined to comment but confirmed his court date to be January 21.
"Yeah," he replies. "But if that's who she decides to move on with, it is what it is. I'm not mad. I'm not bitter. If I wanted to make it work, I could've made it work. She can take a picture with whoever she wants, she can get married tomorrow and be pregnant the next day I will wish her the best, but when you try to pull me down and discredit what I've done for you, that's what's weak to me."
Safaree emphasized to the hosts that the "respect was gone." So, when he heard the harsh lyrics on Nicki's track "Only," he says that he was numb to it.
"As far as the 'Only' song, that's something on the outside people take as disrespect," he says. "Maybe, I've been dealing with it for so long, it seemed like the norm to me. I got numb to it."
Although it appears his ex has moved on, Safaree says he's not trying to rush into a new relationship.
"I need to learn myself right now because I lost myself, so I'm trying to build myself back up," he says. "I'm getting used to being around people again."
The Doggfather is now a grandfather. Snoop Dogg's oldest son, Corde Broadus, welcomed his first child on Saturday, Jan. 10th. Corde took to Instagram soon after the birth to post pics and videos of his newborn son, named Zion.
"Happy EarthDay Zion. #RastafarianLions #ThankYouJessica #1Love," the 21-year-old posted on his IG.
Unfortunately, Snoop was out of town when his first grandchild entered the world but still gushed over his family's new addition.
"Zion. Wit his uncle n dad. Can't wait to meet u baby dogg!! My 1st grandson !! The saga continues," Snoop posted.
To see more pics and videos of Zion, visit Corde's IG here.
In an odd turn of events, R&B singer The Weeknd was arrested on January 10 for allegedly assaulting a police officer. In town for a performance at Drai's Nightclub, after a brawl erupted at the Cromwell Hotel authorities were called to break up the fight. After being pulled into an elevator, an officer alleges that he was punched in the head by the 24-year-old singer who was arrested and jailed for "battery of a protected person."
After being released on $2,000 bail he took to his Instagram account to announce "escaped from Las Vegas."
The terminally ill fan that Eminem visited last weekend (Jan. 11) has reportedly died. Gage Garmo, who had a rare bone cancer called Osteosarcoma, passed away one day after Eminem granted his dying wish by visiting his home and spending time with him.
After being told he only had one week to live, Garmo's family used Twitter to help grant his last wish. They set up the hashtag #GetGageGarmoToMeetEminem in hopes of catching Slim Shady's attention. When it did, Em arranged to visit the 17-year-old's Michigan home, which is about 20 minutes from where he resides, and spent about an hour talking and hanging out with him. The family told TMZ that the visit really raised Garmo's spirits.
A candlelight vigil was held at Garmo's high school, Rochester High School, in his memory.
Congrats may be in order for R&B legend Usher who has allegedly gotten engaged to long time girlfriend and business partner Grace Miguel who he has been dating since the 2009 split from ex-wife Tameka Raymond. Although neither have formally confirmed the engagement, the singer recently opened up to Billboard regarding his relationship, revealing "I have an incredible partner and manager. She has helped me through some of the hardest times in my life and my career. She's someone who's been able to support andunderstand all of who I am. Not just as a dancer or as a performer or as a singer, but as a humanitarian and a business man and as a person."
Though the Golden Globes largely snubbed Selma, the film making waves for it's depiction of Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., it still performed well in theatres over the weekend, debuting at number two just behind Taken 3.
Directed by Ava Duvernay, despite criticism over the portrayal of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, it's also garnered praise for showing the fight to have illegal voting laws repealed following years of racism in the South.
After first saying "everything is good" at YMCMB and "we're staying where we're at" back in December, Cortez Bryant now states his client and friend does not "deserve the s**t he's going through" and they plan to "unlock these chains." Bryant posted the following message on IG:
[Lil Wayne] built Young Money from his dreams to reality. Launched the careers of Drake, Nicki Minaj Tyga not from their talent but from the belief in what he saw that they saw in themselves and put everything in making sure they fulfill their dreams! That's what Young Money is about That's the DNA of the real Lil Wayne Sacrifice himself to want his artist to be better! Wayne carried Cash Money on his back for over 10 years when he could have left and did this on his own The most loyal person I know on earth! He don't deserve the s**t he's going through at this point in the game. One thing for sure Two things for certain Mack Maine and myself will not let this dream die WE GOT US! #YOUNG MONEY #sorry4forthewait#freeCV
And for all our other artist that's been loyal from the beginning and patiently waiting for their number to be called! That's coming too! The world also will see what Wayne saw in them that's J Millz Gudda Gudda Cory Gunz Lil Twist Shanell! Once we unlock these chains It's on Young Money!
Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports management company has added another athlete tot heir roster. Boxer Andre Ward has reportedlysigned on with the company's boxing division.
"We have signed Andre Ward and it's something we're very excited about," David Itskowitch, chief operating officer of Roc Nation Sports' boxing division, told ESPN. "It's just the beginning for us but it's a game-changer. He's one of the best fighters in the world."
Ward has only had two fights in the last three years due to battling with Goossen Promotions to be released from his contract with them. Since he has not been in the ring much, Itskowitch says that Roc Nation will be working closely with Ward to prepare him to be a top competitor in the boxing world.
"We're going to sit down and talk about when he will specifically fight and the level of opponent he will fight," Itskowitch said. "He's been out of the ring for a while. We'll come up with names and come up with a date but we're excited to give him the opportunity to show he's one of the best in the world."
The date of Ward's first fight has not been determined. He won his last match in November of 2013 against middleweight boxer Edwin Rodriguez.
Roc Nation Sports will be promoting their first fight tonight (Jan.9) at New York City's Madison Square Garden, which will be headlined by Dusty Hernandez-Harrison and Tommy Rainone.
According to Associated Press, the 31 year old was arrested last night at 10 pm in Lake Mary, and is currently held at John E. Polk Correctional facility. Zimmerman was awaiting a court appearance that was scheduled at 9 am today.
George Zimmerman has had a very checkered past after his Trayvon Martin trial. The former Sanford resident has been arrested consistently for violent situations with his former wife and girlfriend.
This dude is starting to go to jail more than gangster rappers.
A recent Instagram post from Tha Doggfather faces criticism from a man featured in the photo.
Snoop Dogg is being accused of gay bashing because of an Instagram post the Long Beach, California rapper published featuring a man named Cortez Booze, according to a TMZ report published yesterday (January 8).
"Cortez Booze tells TMZ ... 5 days ago the rapper posted a pic of him on Instagram with the caption, 'Whose auntcle is this?' " Tmz reports. "The pic triggered a torrent of hate ... people calling him f*****, shemale, confused, ugly, punk and a host of other slurs."
Booze said he will hire a lawyer to pursue action against the LBC rapper over the Instagram post of Booze's face posted January 3.
The "auntcle" image has over 40,000 likes and a slew of comments.
Snoop was embroiled in a social media maelstrom with Grammy nominee Iggy Azalea in October in which Snoop posted a photo clowning Iggy. She said that Snoop's meme's did not reflect his character in person.
"and for the record i only had an issue with the meme in the first place because he acts another way to my face, he even follows me," Iggy Azalea wrote on Twitter on October 14)
Snoop Dogg later buried the hatchet with a call to Iggy's mentor T.I.
"Boys and girls, I just got off the phone with my homeboy Tip, the King of Atlanta and it's officially over," Snoop said in an Instagram post. "No more bad talk. I apologize. Yeah. I apologize. I'm sorry. I won't do it again."
Snoop Dogg has not taken down the Instagram post of "aunctle" Cortez Booze, nor has he commented on his desired course of legal action.
It was recently reported that Beanie Sigel had to have a lung removed while in the hospital after being shot in the stomach back in December. Now, someone from his camp has said Beans still has both of his lungs.
A source from the Philly native's management confirmed with XXL that Beans did have difficulties with one of his lungs, but it wasn't removed. The lung actually collapsed and had to be reinflated.
The reunion of Hustle & Flow co-stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson on the small screen is off to a great start. The new Fox drama series Empire, featuring Howard and Henson, premiered last night (January 7) to impressive ratings numbers.
VarietyreportsEmpire is the biggest series launch for Fox since 2012. The show's 3.7 rating/10 share in adults 18-49 and 9.8 million average viewers topped the ratings numbers for the network's recent new programsGotham and Red Band Society.
The Lee Daniels (Precious, The Butler) produced series even beat out ABC's Black-ish in the Wednesday 9:30 pm ET time slot (9.7 million to 6.3 million in total viewers). Empire came in right behind ABC's other breakout hitHow to Get Away With Murder in the highly coveted adults 18-49 demographic (3.8 to 3.7).
This also means three of the top four new series in that demo were fronted by African-American leads – Empire, Black-ish, and How to Get Away With Murder. Viola Davis stars in Murder, and Black-ish is led by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.
On Empire, Howard plays a former drug dealer that is now the head of a music company. Henson is his ex-wife that returns from prison to claim her share of the company. Gabourey Sidibe, Malik Yoba, Courtney Love, and Naomi Campbell also make appearances on the show.
To watch the premiere episode of Empire visit Fox.com.
Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, and Drake among the artists featured on Sky Range's "Highest Paid Music Stars In 2014" list.
In a list compiled by Sky Range using data from Forbes, the website has listed the amounts various musicians made per second in 2014.
Thanks to the Beats Electronics deal with Apple, which was announced in May of last year, Dr. Dre towered over the other musicians featured on the "Highest Paid Music Stars In 2014" list. According to Sky Range, the former N.W.A. lyricist made approximately $20 per second in 2014.
Other artists featured at the top of the list include Taylor Swift ($2.03 per second), Justin Bieber ($2.54 per second), Beyonce ($3.65 per second), and Rihanna ($1.52 per second).
In addition to Dre, other Hip Hop artists to make it onto Sky Range's list include Jay Z ($1.90 per second), Diddy ($1.90 per second), and Drake ($1.05 per second).
After remaining silent during much of the fiasco, Phylicia Rashad has broken her silence about the sexual assault allegations against her former TV husband Bill Cosby.
In a recent interview, Rashad expressed concern for what these allegations were doing to the 77-year-old comedian's legacy.
"Forget these women," Rashad told Showbiz 411. "What you're seeing is the destruction of a legacy and I think it's orchestrated. I don't know why or who's doing it, but it's the legacy. And it's a legacy that is so important to the culture."
When asked how she felt about Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson claims of being drugged by Cosby, she responded with a dismissive "Oh please."
The former Mrs. Huxtable also defended Cosby's wife Camille, saying that she "is a tough woman, a smart woman" and that "she's no pushover." Rashad said she firmly believes that Mrs. Cosby has not been turning the other cheek while her husband violated woman for the past 50 years.
She also implied that someone other than the two dozen women who accused Cosby of rape are trying to keep him off of television. "And it's worked. All his contracts have been cancelled."
Due to these allegations, TV Land has taken The Cosby Show off of the air, NBC pulled the plug on a sitcom they were working on with Cosby and Netflix postponed the launch of one of his stand-up specials. Rashad questioned why someone would want to destroy the legacy of not only Cosby but The Cosby Show.
"This show represented America to the outside world. This was the American family. And now you're seeing it being destroyed. Why?"
Bill Cosby's wife, daughter and TV daughter Keisha Knight-Pulliam have come to his defense, but Cobsy himself has yet to issue a statement.
After surprising his longtime girlfriend with a mile-high marriage proposal, Ludacris had more surprises in store. The Atlanta spitter took his new fiancee, Eudoxie Mbouguiengue, to dinner at a Georgia restaurant after the proposal and when they got home, he reportedly had a wedding dress, that was picked by his mother, laid out for her.
The two got married on the spot during a private ceremony at their home.
"Why wait? Did the thing before 2015. #mrandmrsbridges," Luda proudly wrote under a wedding photo posted on Instagram.
The newlywed couple, who have been together since 2009, then took off to Costa Rica for their honeymoon.
Monster CEO Noel Lee suing Beats By Dre, says Monster invented the technology behind the Beats headphones.
Both Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine have been named in a lawsuit filed against Beats By Dre by their headphone rival, Monster.
AllHipHop.com reports that in the lawsuit, Monster CEO Noel Lee stated that Monster was the co-designer of Beats By Dre and invented the technology behind the headphones. Lee added that Dr. Dre and Iovine "committed fraud in pirating the headphones away from Lee and Monster."
In a past interview with AllHipHop.com, Lee detailed how his partnership with Dr. Dre and Iovine came about.
"When I hooked up with Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, almost six years ago, headphones weren't a thing. They were an accessory," Lee said while speaking with AllHipHop.com last year. "What I really learned from Jimmy and Dre was how to market to basically pop culture. They had the power to do that. I had the technology to make everything. We designed everything
In a recent interview with Vulture, Migos explained how although their counterparts are from different areas in Atlanta, they're each breaking ground on a new scene within the capital of Georgia.
"We bring the spaghetti, put it in the bowl, mix it together, and we make the new Atlanta," says Quavo, one-third of Migos. "[Quan and Thug] came from a whole 'nother side of the city. They got cities and buildings. They got blocks, but on Northside, where we're from, you got to get in a car and ride together. We turn out the suburbia areas."
Last year, Migos and Rich Gang collided on the track "New Atlanta." ATL veteran Jermaine Dupri joined the upstarts on the revamped version of his 2002 hit "Welcome to Atlanta."
On Donald Trump's often controversial show Celebrity Apprentice, teams of celebrities work through a series of challenges in order to earn money for a charity of their choice. On January 4 the show debuted with a bang, as Keisha Knight-Pulliam, known for being the youngest daughter on The Cosby Show, was fired after refusing to call on her former television dad for help.
When asked to call Cosby (who is currently battling multiple allegations of sexual assault) and ask for a donation during a contest, Pulliam refused, revealing that the two had not spoken in years. She was then slammed by teammates prior to being let go by Trump who later took to Twitter to state, "This show was taped just before the terrible Bill Cosby revelations came to light. She still should have asked him for money-goes to charity."
Pulliam explained, "I have not talked to Bill Cosby on the phone in I don't know how long. So for me to pick up the phone, having not talked to you for five years, except for when we run into each other for a Cosby event, I feel that's not my place to do."
Beanie Sigel has been released from the hospital after being shot in December 2014.
After being shot in the abdomen near his home in New Jersey on Friday (December 5), Beanie Sigel was reportedly awake the same afternoon after leaving surgery. The latest news, which was delivered to The Associated Press by Pleasantville police Chief Jose Ruiz, comes after initial reports that the rapper's wounds were life-threatening.
According to Billboard, Sigel and another man were both injured outside the State Property emcee's home on the morning of December 5. Sigel was brought to the hospital for his injuries while the other man declined treatment and refused to cooperate.
Chief Jose Ruiz hinted that there might be "some type of family relationship" between Sigel and the other man.
"Apparently, there was a struggle of some type, which led to Mr. Grant being shot and that is all we have at this point," he added.
The altercation apparently took place shortly after Sigel took his children to school according to the rapper's lawyer Fortunato Perri Jr.
ESPN, then you have been blessed to watch Stuart Scott bless us with his presence on SportsCenter. Unfortunately, those days are no more. Earlier today, the beloved sportscaster passed away after a long fight with cancer, lasting 7 years. ESPN reporter Hannah Storm confirmed the terrible news this morning through a eulogy.
Once news got out about Stuart Scott's passing, it went viral. Several fans of Scott gave their condolences through social media. Many of these fans went from the worlds of journalism, to sports, to even entertainment. Last year, he was awarded an ESPY for the Jimmy V Perseverance Award.
Stuart Scott was one of the anchors who brought black culture to the world of sports journalism. From using several quotes from legendary rappers, to approaching news coverage with a unique style that journalists can imitate, but couldn't replicate. Scott may have passed away, but he'll never be forgotten.
After a year full of tepid commercial releases for Hip Hop, a new year-end report from Nielsen Music confirms that Rap album sales fell deeply in 2014 and suffered at nearly double the rate of the rest of the music industry.
Last month, 2014 Forrest Hills Drivesold just over 350,000 albums in its first week. Nicki Minaj followed suit shortly after, with the year's second biggest first-week sales at just under 200,000 units.
The word on the street is that Dr. Dre is plotting a new
album in 2015, but he will make his musical reintroduction in a most creative way. The word on the streets of Los Angeles is that Dre's new album will correspond with the release of the new NWA movie: Straight Outta Compton! I'm even hearing that it may be Detox as the soundtrack to the album. That's just the word. Nevertheless, I love what I am hearing. And then, Cube broke out the trailer in…Australia? What the…!? Anyway, it looks good. I just need them to show a bit more love to Ren and Yella!
Fabolous and his longtime girlfriend Emily B have another young OG on the way. The former Love and Hip Hop star confirmed that she was expecting on her Instagram New Years Day when she posted a pic of her subtle baby bump.
"Looking forward to the New Year…. And my new blessing. Happy New Year!!" she said on her IG.
Fab and Emily, who have been together since 2001, already have a six-year-old son, Johan, who's on the cover of his dad's latest album The Young OG Project. Emily has a 16-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. It is reported that she's in her second trimester.
Lil' Wayne isn't the only one that wants to cut ties with Birdman.
The Ivy Condo Association, who own the Cash Money CEO's Miami condo, reportedly filed court documents asking for the no.1 stunna's home to be foreclosed right before Christmas. Birdman has allegedly failed to pay $12,500 in unpaid fees and has written a slew of bounced checks to the association, which led to the condo board filing a lien on his condo back in November.
Birdman is becoming less of a stranger to cash money woes. He reportedly also has a $1.9 million federal tax lien and a $1 million lien from a construction company.
This year, Mustard produced more than half of the tracks on YG's debut album, My Krazy Life. Together, they topped the charts with singles like "My Nigga," "Left Right" and the Drake-assisted "Who Do You Love."
But today (December 29), their banner year took a turn for the worst when Mustard decided to air out his grievances with his West Coast comrade on Instagram.
In an Instagram post that has since been deleted, the award winning producer wrote: "Stop asking me about the YG shit !!! I don't know none of it on top of that I still ain't got paid for his album. So I don't give a fuck !!!!!"
Shortly after, YG responded by reposting the image, with a harsh caption.
"Fuck everybody that ain't got paid for my album," he wrote. "DJ Mustard I know where yo studio at nigga... & that's me sayin' 'Mustard on the beat hoe.' You ain't never paid me for that or yo album nigga."
The exchange escalated even further when Mustard reposted YG's response with his own threatening caption.
"I ain't for no sucka shit and this internet shit weak we can get down this won't be the first time," he wrote. "I'm finna pull up we can squabble up!"
YG has since shared a screen shot of outgoing calls to his long-time collaborator. Perhaps, they will talk things out before the situation sours even further.
For additional DJ Mustard coverage, watch the following DX Daily:
(December 29, 2014)
UPDATE: DJ Mustard posted on Instagram today (January 1) that his beef with YG may not have been legitimate.
"What ya thought a head up was gone end this ?! Jokes on yall dick heads !!!!" DJ Mustard wrote.