Following the untimely passing of Bobbi Kristina Brown, several stories have been coming out about her and Nick Gordon's living conditions. It has been said that the Atlanta-area townhome that Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon shared was the definition of a pigsty. The home has been referred to as a filthy "drug den" that will need extensive repairs before anyone else can occupy it. Allegedly the floors are so bad they will have to be replaced and the walls will need new paint. A source told RadarOnline that there was also dog feces and stains everywhere, and there were clothes and suitcases covering the floor. We can only imagine what other details will come out.
It appears Lil Kim and the father of her one-year-old daughter are headed to court. Jeremy Neil (aka Mr. Papers) filed for visitation of Royal Reign in June. Sources tell AllHipHop.com that Papers has been blocked from seeing Royal for months.
Kim then supposedly filed a civil lawsuit against her ex. The Queen Bee and her former boo are reportedly scheduled to appear back in a New Jersey court on Wednesday July 29th to address the issue.
The upcoming remake of The Wiz on NBC will have a double dose of Hip Hop royalty included in the musical's cast. Queen Latifah (Set It Off, Chicago) will play The Wiz. The Queen of Hip Hop/Soul Mary J. Blige (Prison Song, Black Nativity) will take on the role of Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West.
"We are so happy reuniting with Latifah," said executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (The Sound of Music Live!, Chicago). "We've been friends for a long time and we've had quite a lot of success together. To see her play the iconic role of the Wiz and make it her own is going to be one of the joys of producing this event."
Stephanie Mills was previously announced as Auntie Em. The R&B singer portrayed Dorothy in the original Broadway production of The Wiz. Famed choreographer Fatima Robinson is also on board. Robinson is well-known for working with the late singer Aaliyah.
NBC's The Wiz is being directed by Kenny Leon (A Raisin In The Sun). Tony-winner Harvey Fierstein is providing new written material.
"I can't wait to watch Mary bring the badness that is Evillene," said Leon. "Her talent range is off the charts and I know audiences won't be able to take their eyes off her."
The Wiz starring Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige is scheduled to premiere on December 3 on NBC.
Chief Keef said on Twitter yesterday (July 27) that he is running for mayor of his hometown of Chicago.
"I'm running for mayor of Chicago," Chief Keef writes. "Vote for me!!!! It'll be the best thing done yet!!!!! Yall gonna love me in the Office."
This weekend, Chief Keef's benefit concert was shut down after moving from Chicago to Hammond, Indiana. The rapper addresses the situation by calling out the current mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel. In April, Emanuel won his second term as mayor.
"Call Mayor of Chicago @rahmemanuel 312-744-5000 and tell him to stay the fuck off the people's music," Chief Keef writes.
Chief Keef is not the only rapper who has indicated a desire to get involved in politics. Waka Flocka Flame announced this year that he is running for president.
"We been in this game for some time," Birdman says. "But Hip Hop get gangsta sometime. You got to prepare for it when it come to you. If it come to you or come around you. This shit really gets violent sometimes. It's Hip Hop. We chose this life. We in this shit and we got to be ready for it."
Birdman along with Young Thug have been accused of conspiring to kill Weezy on his tour bus in April and have yet to be charged.
"That's like the craziest shit that I've ever heard in my life," Baby says. "I'm passionate about my family, my kids, that mean more to me than anything. I was born without parents at a boardinghouse. My children mean the world to me. You crazy if you think that. I ain't trippin, you trippin, ya'll trippin. You know how I am about Wayne. Ya'll know the love I show him. I made him. I love him. That's my son. I ain't with none of that. I don't play no games."
Baby, maintaining his innocence, says that he and the Young Money CEO have talked several times before and after the incident occurred.
"I don't know what they saying and what the reality is to that but if something happened to my son...I need to find out what's poppin' if you're going to shoot a gun at my child," says the Rich Gang rapper. "I got a problem with that. If you gonna bust a gun at Lil Wayne I got a problem with that. I don't care who it is. We got a problem. Time will tell it all."
50 Cent explains his personal ambition that led to the success of "Power."
50 Cent says that the making of the Starz television programPower was an example of persevering with your vision even if people don't see it right away.
"You've went, met with networks, pitched it, and they didn't respond to it immediately," 50 Cent says at the Southpaw media day in Los Angeles, "and you're going, 'Something's wrong with these people. They didn't hear what I just said because this is it right here' and they still didn't just, didn't accept it the first time."
The G-Unit boss says that the creator of Power, Courtney Kemp Agboh, was about ready to give up on the project after a year and a half of pitching, but 50's idea for a total package finally gave the show the success that he envisioned. He says he wrote about 10 songs based on the characters of the show. The rapper says that the quality of the music, along with the quality of the show itself, finally put the idea over the top.
"There's a place for bad music, it's called television," 50 says. "That's where it goes. That's someone's cousin, someone's friend just put that shit at the end of the scene. It's cool. That's where that ends up. So when you play music that's up to standard and you say that there's no additional cost for it, it's because of how well the project is gonna be and put together, that they listen and people are intrigued by the music at the same time so this is a good deal."
50 says his personal ambition has allowed him to wear several hats, from rapping to acting to executively producing the television program. But he says he can't do it alone.
"I'm able to have tunnel vision," he says. "Ambition I don't think is a learned behavior. I think it's a part of a person's natural character. I think for me, I can convince myself that the project is a success and that's what allows me to have a lot of passion for the project, to work hard enough to make it a success. A lot of times, people need some support. They need someone around to believe in it as much as they believe in it for the moment that it doesn't feel like it's gonna be that."
Taking to Twitter, Meek Mill decided to release the diss himself. However it wasn't a song or a rant. It was just him screaming over a 15-second track called "Beautiful Nightmare." While the Philadelphia native seemed to think the whole thing was funny, his fans didn't.
"Drake won. Meek just pulled some love and hip hop ass shit. Rap just took an L," he said. "We went from the G-unit vs everybody era to the Social media gossip non rapping ass era. Tune in Thursday night@Shade45 ... I'm going in."
Listen to Meek Mill's latest retaliation to Drake below:
According to the website, Banner claims to have signed a contract with Wayne's imprint Young Money in 2008. The Mississippi emcee says YM owes him $138,787 for producing Tha Carter III tracks "La La" and "P*ssy Monster." He also believes he has been denied $15,392 for the 2009 track "Streets Is Watchin" off the We Are Young Money compilation.
Wayne's $51 million fight for unpaid royalties and advances with Cash Money became public late last year. Legal documents from the suit hit the internet in January. The case includes Wayne suing CMR for other artists hitting Young Money with legal action because of Cash Money's negligence.
Banner is set to release his next studio album The God Box later this year. The project is likely to feature the song "My Uzi" featuring fellow Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T.
Nicki Minaj performed at the Barclay's Center on "The Pinkprint Tour."
On Instagram today (July 27), Nicki Minaj announced that she's working on a BET show.
"BET was filming my show last night for a special we're working on," she says for the caption of a picture of her performing with Lil Wayne. "Can't wait for u guys to see it. Love u BET! New York, I can't even explain your energy last night. I just know I've never felt anything like it. Thank you."
The picture is from yesterday's show (July 26) at the Barclay's Center, the Brooklyn stop of "The Pinkprint Tour."
Bobbi Kristina Brown has passed away. The daughter of the late R&B icon, Whitney Houston, died in a hospice care facility near Atlanta, according to TMZ. Bobbi Kristina was originally found in a bathtub unconscious in January, before she was soon rushed to a hospital. Ever since the incident, brown has been in a coma. The Houston/Brown families have had tension between teacher other, trying to find a way to save the 22 year old. Unfortunately, they had take Brown off of life support. One medical specialist told the family that there was no recovery, according to the post.
Our condolences go out to the Brown and Houston family. It's definitely an unfortunate ending to both Bobbi Kristina Brown and her mother, Whitney Houston.
While out of the country to celebrate his 87th birthday, Joe Jackson suffered a stroke, TMZreports.
Jackson reportedly woke up feeling dizzy and not being able to see and was then taken to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He initially traveled to Sao Paulo to attend a birthday party that was being thrown for him.
Jackson is currently undergoing tests. A source close to the family said that they are deciding whether or not to fly him back to the United States to be treated further.
Meek Mill reacts to Drake's "Charged Up" during a performance during "The Pinkprint Tour" in Brooklyn.
During his performance as part of "The Pinkprint Tour" at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York yesterday (July 26), Meek Mill calls Drake's response "soft," referring to to Drake's "Charged Up" diss song toward him.
The Maybach Music Group rapper appeared on stage as part of Nicki Minaj's "The Pinkprint Tour." A fan video caught the rapper speaking out on the recent war of words between Drake and him.
"We ain't gonna focus too much energy on that, but I'ma let you know when it come to this rap shit, Biggie and Tupac had to die to become the motherfuckin' greatest," Meek Mill says.
Meek Mill was reacting to Drake's release of the track "Charged Up." The track was released Saturday (July 25) in response to Meek Mill's claims that Drake employs ghostwriters to compose his lyrics.
"All ya'll stare in my face in hopes you could be the replacement," Drake raps on the track. "[Niggas] is snitchin' on us without no interrogation / I stay silent 'cause we at war and I'm very patient."
Drake dropped the verse in retaliation to Meek Mill's tweets, which include claims that's Drake did not write the verse he rapped on Meek Mill's track "R.I.C.O."
"Stop comparing drake to me too.... He don't write his own raps!" Meek Mill says in two separate tweets from last week. "That's why he ain't tweet my album because we found out…He ain't even write that verse on my album and if I woulda knew I woulda took it off my album..... I don't trick my fans! Lol."
Meek Mill's next performance is scheduled to be in Drake's hometown of Toronto, Canada on tomorrow (July 28).
It seems like every rapper is having baby mama drama!!! With that said, Lil' Scrappy claims that his baby mama Erica Dixon refuses to let him see their daughter Emani. According to Scrappy, Erica is mad because all of the lies she told in court didn't work. Scrappy says Erica is hiding in a new house with his daughter after she claims he threatened her. Wow! Well they say it's 3 sides to every story.
American R&B superstar Chris Brown was held in The Philippines for days after the country's
government barred him from leaving. Brown was scheduled to depart Manilla on Wednesday, but he was ordered to stay for allegedly not paying nearly $1 million to a concert promoter for a canceled New Year's Eve show last year.
A relieved Brown posted a video message to his Manilla fans on social media. The clip shows him walking on an airport tarmac. Brown tells the camera, "We finna come to Macau."
A Christian group called Iglesia ni Cristo filed a fraud complaint against Brown for not showing up to their sponsored show last December. It is not clear what will happen with the politically powerful minority sect's complaint now that the Virginia native has left the Southeast Asian country.
Brown previously denied any wrongdoing in the situation.
The ongoing feud between Bryan "Birdman" Williams and Lil Wayne took an unexpected turn this summer when reports claimed Birdman and Young Thug were involved in a RICO conspiracy to kill Wayne. According to TMZ, the Cash Money
Records head is denying being part of any plot to harm his artist.
An indictment involving the case of Jimmy "PeeWee Roscoe" Winfrey suggested the alleged shooter pulled off the crime in conjunction with Birdman and Thug. Sources tell TMZ Birdman relayed to Wayne he had nothing to do with the shooting and is working to find out exactly what happened that night in Atlanta.
Police documents state Winfrey called Birdman's phone soon after he allegedly fired gunshots at the bus. Someone in the Cash Money camp is saying both phones were in Birdman's name, but they are simply company phones that several Cash Money associates use.
The source adds that the call listed in the indictment was supposedly from a member of Wayne's team letting Birdman know Winfrey had been harassing Wayne at a club earlier that night. Winfrey was connected to Birdman by being Young Thug's road manager. All three men are also accused of being members of the Bloods gang.
Winfrey has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and acts, criminal damage, possession of a firearm by a felon, criminal gang activity, reckless conduct, and discharging a weapon near the street. He was denied bond. Neither Birdman nor Thug have been charged with any crime involving the tour bus shooting case.
Kanye West has reportedly been in Caitlyn Jenner's corner during her transition and has even helped his wife, Kim Kardashian-West, come to terms with her stepfather becoming a woman. Ye' is offering support with Jenner's new E! network reality show, I Am Cait, too and will be appearing on the premiere episode on Sunday, July 26th.
According to E!, Yeezus and Jenner had a touching exchange when he and his wife visited Jenner's home.
"I think this is one of the strongest things that have happened in our existence as human beings, that are so controlled by perception you couldn't have been up against more," West said to Cait.
On the show, Jenner said that she and West "have never really been very close" but she loves how "his open mindedness has helped Kim come to grips with what's going on."
The Philly spitter began taking shots Tuesday night (July 21) by poking fun at Safaree for letting the Young Money femcee kiss Nas in the "Right By My Side" video and giving Drake a lap dance in the "Anaconda" vid. But everything took a turn last night (July 22) when Nicki unexpectedly tweeted that she showed Meek every message that SB sent her since their breakup.
The university self-reported NCAA violations involving the rapper.
The University of Kentucky issued a cease-and-desist letter to Drake for violating NCAA rules regarding recruits, Sporting News reports.
The program self-reported violations that occurred at a basketball event and is asking the rapper to "refrain from conversations with prospects or taking photos with prospects when that conversation or photo occurs outside the parameters established by the NCAA," according to the letter sent by the school and obtained by Sporting News in an openrecordsrequest.
Drake attended the Big Blue Madness event for the Kentucky Wildcats basketball program in October. He garnered attention for shooting an airball while warming up with the team.
Recruits were also at the Big Blue Madness event. Drake's camp and the recruits were told of the potential for violations to occur and were informed not to communicate with each other. The program allegedly surveilled the hallways to ensure the rapper and recruits did not come into contact.
At the event's conclusion, Drake made his way to the locker room to say goodbye to head coach John Calipari. The coach was not there, but one of the recruits saw Drake and asked for a picture. The rapper apparently agreed, as the photo appeared on Twitter.
The program is saying that the violation is minor because the identified recruit had already committed to the team months prior to the event and, therefore, Drake's presence at the event would not have influenced his decision.
Meek Mill "upset as a fan" over Drake allegedly not writing some of his own rhymes.
Roughly one day after Meek Mill called out fellow rapper Drake on Twitter for not writing his own rhymes, the Philly lyricist has shed some light on his remarks. Video footage obtained from DJ Bran from Wednesday's (July 22) The Pinkprint tour stop in Virginia shows Meek addressing his recent tweets.
In regards to his tweets about Drake, he revealed that he was "upset as a fan" when he was given a verse Drake didn't write. He also clarified that girlfriend Nicki Minaj does in fact write all of her own raps.
"I been around Nicki Minaj," Meek Mill said. "I heard niggas say they write Nicki Minaj's shit. That's very not true…Don't get it twisted. I was just upset as a fan that a nigga gave me a verse that he [Drake] didn't write. Shout out to Drake. Let him be great in all the mothafucking lanes he great in. But I'm gon' still be the realest nigga in this bitch!"
While appearing on stage with Minaj during the concert, Meek also offered an apology to the Young Money rapstress. The rapper previously called out both Minaj and Lil Wayne over their knowledge of Drake allegedly working with ghostwriters.
"I want to give a special apology shout out to Nicki Minaj for my crazy ass. Going crazy on Twitter… You can't be messing with no hood niggas. You know we a little crazy. Make some noise for the queen one time though," he said.
Earlier this week, in a Twitter rant that appeared to come out of nowhere, Meek took aim at Drake for not writing his own raps. He also revealed that he would have left Drake off of his Dreams Worth More Than Money track, "R.I.C.O." had he known about the ghostwriting.
Video footage of Meek Mill addressing his Drake diss, and apologizing to Nicki Minaj can be found below (via DJ Bran and The Shade Room).
Following this month's home invasion, Chris Brown plans to limit the number of people he invites to his house.
Following a recent break-in, Virginia crooner Chris Brown has amped up the security at his Los Angeles, California home, according to TMZ.
The website reports that Brown will have 24-hour security at his home, with guards both inside and outside of the house. Additionally, guards are said to have orders to "open fire if necessary."
"Sources close to Chris tell TMZ ... he will soon have 24 hour security at his home ... with one guard inside and another in a vehicle outside. We're told the guards have their marching orders ... open fire if necessary," TMZ reports.
Brown also plans to limit the number of people he invites to his home.
Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" was nominated for "Best FemaleVideo" and "Best Hip Hop Video," but was left off the ballot for "Video of the Year" despite receiving 19.6 million views in 24 hours. The video currently has almost half a billion views on YouTube and has been the subject of multiple pop culture conversations, including a reenactment from Ellen Degeneres.
The rapper took to Twitter to express her concern with the snub.
"When the 'other' girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get that nomination,' Minaj writes.
"If I was a different 'kind' of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well," she says in another post.
Taylor Swift responded defensively to the comments. Her video for "Bad Blood," which features Kendrick Lamar, is nominated for "Video of the Year."
"I've done nothing but love & support you," the singer says. "It's unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot."
"If I win, please come up with me!! You're invited to any stage I'm ever on," she continues.
While many rap fans like to compare Kendrick Lamar to other Hip Hop artists like Drake and J. Cole, the TDE rapper is looking to be mentioned alongside established music icons.
His To Pimp A Butterfly album is already being called an instant classic, but K. Dot hopes the project will stand the test of time like musical masterpieces Blonde on Blonde, The White Album, and Are You Experienced.
"I wanted this record to be talked about the same way Bob Dylan or The Beatles or Jimi Hendrix are talked about," Lamar told NME. "When my time has come, I want it to live longer than me, for the grandkids and their kids."
The "Alright" rhymer was also asked about his controversial comments concerning the response to the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. At the time, Kendrick suggested Black people need to respect themselves before anyone else will respect them.
Kendrick was accused of ignoring the role systemic racism plays in police brutality and racial injustice. He was heavily criticized for his remarks, but the Compton bred emcee refuses to apologize for what he said.
"I don't care. My life is already written. Everything I'm doing is a rerun of what God already played out for me – I don't do no apologies," Kendrick stated. "Everything I said, I meant – period. Those who get it, they understand. Those are the people that need it. If you don't, then obviously you're not going through that, so you don't really care."
"Don't let me hang you from a fuckin' rope and gut you like a pig, nigga," Ghostface Killa says in a video posted on Distrolord's YouTube page, "and leave you out to dry 'cause it can get done."
Elsewhere in the video, Ghostface says that Bronson needs to do a better job when the microphone is in his face. "You need to learn how to watch what you say. I guess you never been taught that because you're not a real nigga. You walk around the club with no shoes on. A big-ass beard, that one day I might set that shit on fire just for fuckin' saying' my name, B."
Bronson seemingly responded to Ghostface's video.
"When ur wrong ur wrong and I was wrong," Bronson wrote on twitter today. "I apologized for the comments. I'll always be a stand up human. Much love."
"During a taping of the first annual [NBA] Players Awards on Sunday in Las Vegas, The Game's Pooch Hallspoke to Black Sports Online and confirmed the return of BET's late night show," a statement from BET says. "Contrary to Hall's quote on the Red Carpet and numerous reports from Hip Hop outlets, this is untrue. BET.com's email to Black Sports Online was not returned."
BET Uncut was known for airing such sexually explicit videos after 3 AM as Nelly's "Tip Drill" and 50 Cent's "Disco Inferno."
new relationship, and her parenting style. He wasn't too happy about Ciara bringing her new love Russell Wilson around baby Future so early in their relationship. He says in the black community people don't bring people they are dating around their significant other that early on. Fans weren't too nice to Future on social media as they brought up the fact that he has a million baby mamas, cheated on Ciara when she was pregnant, and possibly has groupies around his kids. CiCi is not off the hook either. Why would a woman have their first child or any children with a man that has several baby mamas? Is Future Hendrix salty?
When Chris Brown's mother warned her son to "watch who you standing beside," apparently her message was right on point. According to TMZ, law enforcement believes the individuals that robbed Brown's home last week were
Police sources tell the website evidence suggests a club promoter was directly involved in the robbery. Apparently, the culprits mentioned $50,000 in cash Brown had just received from appearing at a local nightclub. It was also clear the robbers knew the home belonged to the "Ayo" performer.
Sources in Brown's camp are confirming he was hit by people he knew well. The authorities also suspect the incident involved Blood gang members. The Los Angeles Police Department's Gang Unit was assigned to the case.
Brown has been tied to the Bloods in the past. Last year, CB denied being an official member of any gang set, but he did tell MTV he is acquainted with known gang members.
"When you're in L.A. and you're around people, you meet everybody. You meet Crips. You meet Bloods," said Brown. "Especially in this industry that I'm in. I'm not in the country world. I'm not in the all the way pop world. You in Hip Hop."
J. Cole pockets a phone after an audience member throws it at him during a show in San Diego.
The history of rappers getting things stolen from them is extensive. The history of them coming up with anything other than marijuana and other drugs is not as long, but that's exactly what happened to J. Cole recently.
Performing at the Bassmnt in San Diego over the weekend, during the after party for that stop on the 2014 Forest Hill Drive tour, the North Carolina-based artist was strolling through his set when an audience member, for whatever reason, hurled a phone at him, hitting him in the face. A video posted of the occurrence then shows Cole reaching down for the phone after it hit the ground and pocketing it.
It is unclear whether the person who threw the phone at him ever got it back. Best guess would assume they didn't.
Action Bronson finds himself throwing yet another stage-rushing fan off the stage.
In what has gradually become a common occurrence, Queens, New York rapper Action Bronson has punched yet another stage-rushing fan.
The latest incident occurred while Bronson was performing at the Lovebox Festival in London, England over the weekend. The fan, who appeared to have walked onstage from the rear, walked up to the rapper and began to rap alongside him.
Bronson then noticed the fan and proceeded to shove him several times, before pushing him off the stage completely.
The encounter was met with cheers from the audience, and Bronson continued with his set.
Hmmmm did close friends Monica and Ciara fall out over Future? Monica has been posting pictures of her wedding on Instagram in celebration of her anniversary. Fans quickly realized that in one photo she didn't tag Ciara, but she tagged many others. A fan decided to take the time and explain "in her own words" what really went down between Cici and Mo! The fan claims that Monica knew Future was cheating on Ciara while she was pregnant with one of his baby mamas who happens to also be a friend or associate of Monica. Monica didn't completely deny the fan's claims but she did say she made a lot of assumptions. Monica says she refuses to make a spectacle of the many years her and Ciara shared. So we want to know what really happened. Mo has since deleted the comment and response, but Baller Alert caught it!
reports that internet sensation Tyrone Jones was shot three times in the chest after approaching Darnell Williams, a resident of Houston, asking to have a moment with his wife, basically implying engaging in a sexual act. Jones is known for his Youtube series that shows him approaching couples and demanding crude sexual acts. Allegedly eye witnesses say that Jones was asked to leave several times, but him and his crew refused to leave. This caused Williams to shoot Jones in the chest with a 9 millimeter gun. Williams is said to have reported the shooting to the police once Jones' crew informed him that it was a prank. Although Jones is expected to recover, both men have been charged with separate crimes. Jones with trespassing, and Williams with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a felon. These pranksters go too far sometimes. They need to think about their safety instead of how many hits they will get online.
Tyga's team has since denied the nude pictures were sent to Mia Isabella, and the former porn star has released her own statement to VH1 about the issue. Isabella states:
It's very sad that the idea of a man loving a trans person has to be considered a scandal when all people are equal – love always wins doesn't it? I live in a world in my mind where everything is a fairy tale of love. Saddening to see small-minded thoughts travel so quickly like wildfire not knowing if its true or not.
It's like wave crashing over me washing over me to see masses of humanity rise with pitch forks blindly following. Are we not all equal? Am I not an American with the right to love and live as I choose with whoever I choose? If a celebrated man loves a transgender woman or possibly did that's news? It shouldn't be news it should be normal for anyone and everyone to be allowed to love who they choose.
This person is not the man that I love but I have loved a few incredible and celebrated men in my life. I live my live in the open courageous and brave in my truth. I've been blessed to live in a time where my freedom has allowed me to create the woman I am today in my own image. If only everyone could be so brave. Unconditional love is godlike spreading hate simply a set back for humanity itself.
Tyga's lawyer has said the NSFW images were authentic, but the release of the pictures is part of a conspiracy to shame the "Rack City" rhymer. Lee Hutton contends the real person Tyga sent the photos to purposely betrayed him by leaking them to a gossip website. The FBI is said to be looking into how the pics made it online.
It appears the legal fight between Iggy Azalea and her ex-boyfriend Hefe Wine is over. According to TMZ, the former couple has reached an agreement over pending a lawsuit concerning the Australia native's early music and an alleged sex tape.
Wine claimed he had legal rights to Iggy's recordings and was attempting to release a project featuring some of her old tracks. The "Fancy" performer tried to block the music from being released on the grounds the songs were "stolen" from her computer.
Iggy and Wine also clashed over a supposed sex tape the two filmed together. Porn company Vivid offered seven figures for the footage, and Wine even considered setting up his own website to host the tape.
The settlement between Wine and Iggy requires the Def Jam artist to pay her ex. The website reports Wine will be getting a "small check."
The South Carolina House of Representatives have voted to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina capitol, NBCreports. They voted 94-20 after 13 hours of deliberation that ended Thursday morning (July 9). The flag was raised over 50 years ago in protest of the Civil Rights Movement.
"South Carolina can remove the stain from our lives," said black Democrat Rep. Joe Neal. "I never thought in my lifetime I would see this."
The flag will be shipped to South Carolina governor Nikki Haley and will be held in the Confederate Relic Room.
The controversy surrounding the flag was sparked after 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof fatally shot nine black people at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church on June 17th in Charleston, SC.
Tyga reaches out to the FBI regarding photos allegedly sent to Mia Isabella.
Tyga's legal representatives have contacted the FBI in hopes of the government agency finding the person the rapper says sent pictures of his genitals to Mia Isabella, TMZ says.
Lee Hutton, Tyga's attorney, says that they think that Tyga's account was hacked and that he did not share the images with Isabella, a transgender model.
(The original version of this story appeared earlier today [July 8, 2015]. It is as follows.)
Compton, California rapper Tyga has found himself in the middle of yet another controversy. TMZ reports that another website is claiming that Tyga sent pictures of his exposed penis to a transgender model.
The West Coast musician is now firing back at the allegations, claiming that the leak of the picture, which is reportedly real, is part of a conspiracy.
While speaking with TMZ, Tyga's lawyer, Lee Hutton revealed that the conspiracy is designed to "maliciously shame" the rapper.
Hutton added that "The allegations are false and socially irresponsible during a time when many Americans are celebrating equality."
Aside from the comments made through his lawyer, Tyga has remained relatively silent about the matter. He did tweet the following message yesterday (July 7): "Smh. The devil is working hard today. Lol"
Knight's lawyer Thomas Mesereau suggested that Sloan's testimony be thrown out because he showed that he wasn't credible when he said Knight ran him and another man over in January but refused to point him out in court. The judge, Stephen A. Marcus, rejected this call because Sloan never said it wasn't Knight.
The 50-year-old is currently being held on $10 million bail.
With many in the public already disturbed that Tyga is allegedly dating 17-year-old Kylie Jenner, a sex scandal with a transgender porn star would be more fuel to the fire set by T-Raww's critics. The "B*tches N Marijuana" rapper has not directly addressed the allegations, but he did send out a tweet that for all intents and purposes is clearly a response to the uproar.
It seems like Fetty Wap is really upsetting promoters all over. He was supposed to
perform in Columbia and Greenville, S.C. recently. Fetty didn't show up for either show, and fans and promoters are pissed. Fetty posted a video saying the cops wouldn't let him in one of the clubs, but people aren't buying it. Now Fetty knows he's too new of an artist to pull these types of stunts.
Allegedly rapper Tyga was caught messing with a transgender actress. According to a source that knows transsexual actress Mia Isabella, her & Tyga have had an ongoing relationship for almost 3 years since she moved to LA. The actress was referred to as a fashion stylist and consultant for Tyga's brand. It has been said that the two didn't try to keep their fling a secret, as they invited people into their time spent together. According to the source, he's been willing to risk it all as he never stopped their "relationship" despite the fact that he was in a relationship with Blac Chyna, and now has an alleged girlfriend, Kylie Jenner.
B. Scott obtained some alleged screen shots of text message convos between the two. See two of the screen shots below. ClickHERE to see the entire text convo. Allegedly, the text convo has exposed a NSFW pic that Tyga allegedly sent as well.
Bill Cosby's name has been dragged for many months as dozens of women claimed he drugged them. His detractors now have their proverbial silver bullet.
According to published reports, Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he received Quaaludes so that he could get them to women he wanted to bed.
He also admitted to giving at least one women the drug. The now 77-year old comic testified under oath and said he gave a Temple University employee at least three and a half pills of Benadryl.
The report was made public after the Associated Press forced the documents' release by a judge. Cosby's lawyer's attempted to block the release of the documents, allegedly claiming it would embarrass him.
The 2005 case was settled in 2006.
Cosby has never been criminally charged for the crimes that he's been accused of.
The "Lean Back," wordsmith is one of of only four female lyricists to have earned the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100. A concise video clip from the Love & Hip Hop Atlanta After Party Live has been posted to her personal Instagram. Remy received a simple suggestion from cast member, Jessica Dime who advises, "The only advice I would give is keep being you, baby. Like, bring the real to it; bring your story."
Given that Remy Ma will be joined by her partner in rhyme, Papoose, for the upcoming season of Love & Hip-Hop: New York, will these additions give more credibility to the reality series?
The Geto Boys rapper was admitted to a Houston hospital last week.
Scarface sought medical help last Monday (June 29) after a concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico and entered a Houston hospital Tuesday (June 30), according to The Geto Boys' Kickstarter page.
The Geto Boys, of which Scarface is a member with Willie D and Bushwick Bill, were in the midst of its "Office Space Tour."
"I am not at liberty to speak on his condition, and wouldn't even if I was, as it is a private matter, but I will say that he is in good spirits, and sends his love to all who have supported him throughout his career, and personal life," Willie D says on the group's Kickstarter page. "Although I'm his bandmate, I'm also a Scarface fan, so I know it's hard for you guys not having details, but I will try to keep you updated as much as I can without invading his privacy. Thanks and say a prayer for my homey."
There may be some R&Beef between Miguel and Frank Ocean. In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, the Wildheart crooner shed he and Ocean are not exactly BFFs and that he isn't his biggest fan either.
"I wouldn't say we were friends,' said the west coast native. 'To be completely honest — and no disrespect to anyone — I genuinely believe that I make better music, all the way around."
Miguel has never been too fond of Frank because at the end of the day he says they still are competitors. When Frank Ocean won the award for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2013 Grammys, Chris Brown was not the only one who didn't give the "Novacane" singer a standing ovation. Miguel also remained seated as he took his loss.
His latest release, Wildheart, is in stores now and available on iTunes.
Young Dolph was reportedly arrested yesterday (July 3) for violating his probation.
Young Dolph has been making a name for himself in the south for a few years now and with his newest single "Preach" featuring Jeezy and Rick Ross, the Memphis native has seen his most commercial success most recently.
Unfortunately for Dolph, his legal troubles have been catching up with him as he was reportedly arrested prior to a show in Montgomery, Alabama.
The rapper was slated to perform at Club Onyx Friday (July 3) evening but was stopped, along with another man, and questioned. He was subsequently arrested allegedly for violating his probation.
This isn't the first time Young Dolph has had is run-ins with the law. Prior to Friday's arrest, Dolph has been arrested for marijuana possession and traffic violations, among other offenses.
Bobbi Kristina Brown is currently receiving hospice care at a facility outside of Atlanta with her family by her side. As they prepare to say their painful farewells, another family member has dollar signs in mind.
According to TMZ, an extended family member tried to sell them a photo of the 22-year-old lying in bed at the hospice facility. They said they passed on buying the photo but other outlets are expressing interest.
Brown was moved to hospice care on June 24th after her condition continued to deteriorate. She was found face down in a bathtub in her Atlanta home on Jan. 31st.
Chris Brown's baby mama drama continues to pile up as Royalty's (his daughter) grand mother takes to social media to list what Chris Brown's child support payments would be used for. When Chris catches wind of this he shuts everything down once and for all!
The Los Angeles Times is reporting Diddy will not be charged with a felony from his arrest at UCLA. A source told the publication prosecutors decided not to pursue felony charges because Diddy waved the kettleball used during the incident at several people and no one was seriously injured.
The case was sent from the L.A. County district attorney's office to the L.A. city attorney. That prosecutor will decide whether to charge Diddy with a misdemeanor. The decision is expected to be announced next week.
"We are thankful that the district attorney rejected felony charges in this matter," said Diddy's attorney Mark Geragos. "This case never should have been part of the criminal justice system to begin with."
Diddy was taken into custody last week after the Hip Hop mogul was accused of assaulting his son's assistant football coach at UCLA. Sal Alosi apparently dismissed Justin Combs from the team for the summer. Diddy confronted Alosi, and the situation became physical. Video cameras are said to have captured Diddy swinging the kettleball in the Bruins' weight room.
Joe Budden seems to have an issue with how Meek Mill is handling his relationship with Nicki Minaj. During his "I'll Name This Podcast Later"
episode, the Slaughterhouse member addressed Meek and Nicki. He pointed to the couple's highly memed appearance at the 2015 BET Awards where Meek came off as awkward to some observers when he was around Nicki.
Part of my problem with that is that Meek's music is too hard. Meek's music is too hard for me to look at him with this f*cking sappy f*ck sh*t. Be the hardcore guy that I'm sure she was attracted to at some point. It's nasty. I hate everything about it. I'm glad a dark-skinned guy is behaving this way. Light-skinned n*ggas, we're not moving like that…
Light-skinned guys, we're used to getting the bad b*tch. He's like this b*tch just stepped off a f*cking Mars and is the only girl. Oh my God, I just hate it all. But I do appreciate them both keeping the hope of love alive.
The "Pump It Up" rhymer also discussed Meek Mill's decision to release his latest album Dreams Worth More Than Money early. Budden then predicts DWMTM will sell between 140,000 – 160,000 copies first week and the project will not top the first week sales of Big Sean's Dark Sky Paradise.
Sean's third studio LP pushed 173,000 equivalent album units in its initial week. Dreams Worth More Than Money is projected to sell around 200,000 equivalent album units opening week.
Flow and alleged accomplice Jonathan Evans are suspected of fatally shooting brothers Kendred and Kendrick Bishop in New Orleans on Memorial Day. Evans was arrested on Saturday (June 27).
Flow was connected to the murders after police discovered his cell phone near the car where the Bishop brothers were found. He was also reportedly seen on surveillance footage taken of the area where the shooting happened. Video is said to show Flow and a man with an assault rifle running from the scene.
Flow informed detectives he was in the vehicle with the Bishops and another unknown man before the shooting. After he was dropped off by the brothers, Flow claims he later heard gunshots and ran back to the car to find the men dead.
According to the arrest warrant, Flow said he attempted to call police, but his phone's screen was cracked. He then slammed the phone on the ground and went back to his home. But the warrant also states there is police body camera footage which shows Flow telling an officer he thought he left his phone in the car. Flow apparently gave the police a fake name as well.
Flow is signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment imprint. He appeared on the label's 2014 compilation album Rise Of An Empire. The 23-year-old rapper also made headlines earlier this year when he publicly dissed Wayne's rival Young Thug.
William "Rick Ross" Roberts is set to be a free man, according to TMZ. The
website is reporting a judge in Fayette County, Georgia granted the Miami rapper a $2 million bond.
Ross paid off the amount by offering $1 million equity from his mansion formerly owned by boxer Evander Holyfield and another Georgia property as well as a $500,000 surety bond and $500,000 in cash.
The Maybach Music Group boss was arrested last week for allegedly assaulting and kidnapping a groundskeeper at his home. Jonathan Zamudio is claiming he suffered neck and mouth injuries from being dragged back into the house, beaten, and pistol whipped by Ross and his bodyguard.
Chris Brown is fed up with the mother of his one-year-daughter, Nia Guzman, is summoning the help of a judge to deal with her. Breezy has filed documents in Houston, TX to establish his paternity over his daughter Royalty so he can have more paternal rights, TMZ reports.
The "Autumn Leaves" singer wants to fight Guzman's effort to get $15,000 a month in child support. He is currently paying $2, 500 a month in child support and does not want to pay anything higher than that, as he sees the increase that Guzman wants as unreasonable. Brown wants a judge to set the figure. He also claims that she keeps him from seeing Royalty on a regular basis, which he wants a judge to address as well.
Kid Ink is getting hitched. The "Show Me" rapper has proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Asia Azante. He reportedly popped the question last month while they were vacationing overseas and they made the big reveal via social media this week.
Azante took to her Instagram and Twitter to gush over her future husband.
"I'm the happiest girl in the universe…@kidinkbatgang I love you with all my heart!!! From a 15 year old girl to a 26 year old woman you've always had my heart we were always meant to be… I'll love you like none other ever could FOREVER baby!"
I've had a lot of great moments in my life but this month has by far been the best time in my life!!! I'm fucking ELATED!! #BLESSED
Future addressed the crowd at Los Angeles nightclub Supper Club.
During an appearance at Los Angeles nightclub Supper Club Monday (June 29), "Honest" rapper Future got on the mic to explain why he was missing from the 2015 BET Award's stage Sunday (June 28).
"BET, they had a nigga about to perform up there or whatever, but under the circumstances of me performing...they tried to get a nigga to do some off-brand corny shit," Future says in an Instagram clip posted by theshaderoominc.
"I'm not about to sell my soul for no publicity stunts," he adds.
It looks like Britney Spears caught wind of Iggy Azalea's rant about their collaborativesingle "Pretty Girls" flopping. Despite the fact that the single had two pop stars on it, it still barely cracked the Top 30. For the most part Iggy blamed the flop on lack of promotion and lack of performances. Azalea didn't really blame Spears, but it is hard to look at Spears' tweet below as anything less than a jab, especially since Iggy's tour was cancelled.
Columbus Short is looking to return to television. The 32-year-old Missouri native will not be reprising his role as Harrison Wright on the hit ABC drama Scandal, but Short's face could be back on the small
The actor/dancer/singer is looking to add reality TV star to his profile. Short's career is now being handled by Block Entertainment CEO Russell "Block" Spencer, and the show biz veteran tells AllHipHop.com he is actively working to get a Columbus Short-led docu-series into production.
"We have two reality shows right now that I'm in negotiations with. One of them is with Columbus Short called Coming Up Short," says Spencer. "It's not going to be a lot of bullsh*t drama. It's going to be showing how Block Ent is rebuilding the brand for music and new artists."
Spencer is also producing another reality series titled Rebuilding Hip-Hop Block By Block. The program will travel to "untapped" markets to search for the next breakout music stars.
"They'll have a chance to be on a major motion picture soundtrack or in the movie. They'll have a chance to sign with a major label. I'm going to film all of that," explains Spencer.
Russell "Block" Spencer founded Block Entertainment in 2005. He is responsible for helping to launch the music careers of Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Yung Joc, and Ciara. Spencer also serves as a consultant for NBCUniversal.
Besides appearing on Scandal for three seasons, Columbus Short has also acted in the motion pictures Stomp The Yard, This Christmas, and Armored. He worked as a choreographer as well.
"To set the record straight, no I did not get into it with BET," he says to Shay Diddy on San Francisco radio station KMEL. "We did not have a big ol' argument. Yesterday, I was here doing interviews and stuff like that. The time they say everything could've transpired, I was in the air on a plane, had my documents. I had my lawyers to reach out. I have no bad blood towards BET."
Rich Homie Quan allegedly left the awards ceremony early after getting in an argument with event officials for denying him a main stage performance.
The former Rich Gang member also says that even though he and Young Thug have great chemistry together, he doesn't see any future collaborations.
"That's still my dog," he says. "He's working on his solo career. I'm working on my solo career right now."