Rodney King and fiance Cynthia hanging out months before his death.
Two close friends of Rodney King think his fiancée isn't telling the truth about what happened leading up to his death ... and they've voiced their suspicions to cops, TMZ has learned.
As TMZ first reported, King's fiancee, Cynthia Kelley, says she was awakened by the sound of King banging on the window of their home just after 5:00 AM on Sunday ... and then heard him fall in the pool.
But sources close to King tell TMZ they heard Kelley tell the story several times to friends ... only the story changed a little bit each time and it seemed to them that she was lying about something.
We're told two of Kelley's friends who spoke with her in the hours following King's death have gone to police and spoke to a detective. Our source says the detective took down their story and their information and said he would be in touch.
Rialto PD say so far they have discovered no signs of foul play, but they are conducting a drowning investigation and will perform an autopsy at some point.
MMG artist Meek Mill has decided to finally speak to the press about the bottle melee between Chris Brown and Drake, and is placing the blame at the females in their entourages versus the two stars themselves. Check out what he said below:
“Things just happen in the club. I seen girls in there throwing bottles, all types of sh*t. All types of people. I never seen Chris Brown or Drake throw a bottle and I was there.”
“Chris and Drake, them two was there, but it’s other people that be around that take sh*t to the next level.”
Meek was reportedly one of the main instigators in the fight, but when asked if he threw a bottle, Meek replied, “F*ck no.”
Meek Mill claimed that he spoke with Chris Brown on the phone directly after the brawl, and both sides agreed they had no problem with the other.
“Chris Brown be in clubs. He be around situations like this. Things get out of hand … that don’t mean it’s out of hand with me and him or whoever, not even him and Drake.”
So our question is who is that picture hit Chris Brown in the chin with the bottle?
Preview: Oprah's Next Chapter with Paris Jackson and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
It's been nearly three years since the death of her father, Michael Jackson. Oprah visits with Paris Jackson. Then, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is one of the most successful and controversial rappers ever. After years of feud rumors between him and Oprah, she sits down with him for the first time from his grandmother's home.
The racy new photos from Rihanna's Esquire U.K. cover feature have gotten plenty of attention, but inside the magazine the singer opens up about her recent collaborations with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, after a bit of pressure from the reporter.
In a lengthy back and forth, Rihanna grows progressively more annoyed when asked about recording two tracks with her ex Chris Brown, given their history, including a 2009 assault. "Some love it, some hate it, some love it but still hate that we did it. But the response in the end has been incredible," she tells Esquire, but soon tries to steer the conversation away from the topic and toward her meal.
When asked again about the collaborations — remixes to the songs "Birthday Cake" and "Turn Up the Music" — Rihanna says it was "definitely" controversial: "The whole thing caught me a little off-guard to be honest ... especially the amount of ... negative attention. Because it never occurred to me how this was going to be a problem. It really didn't."
She later insists, "I thought people were gonna be surprised that we finally did a record together, but I didn't see how people could think it was a bad thing. In my mind, it was just music."
RiRi then notes she was surprised that because they recorded songs together, people jumped to the conclusion she and Brown were dating again. "OK. In a completely professional environment. And on a complete professional note. I mean, if I went back to him [as a girlfriend], then that's a whole different discussion," she said. "And if I ever do, then that's something that y'all have to talk to me about when — if — that ever happens. Until then, look at it for what it is.
"I think a lot of people jumped to an assumption that was incorrect, and they ended up looking stupid. Because of a song. How stupid. If I was together with every collaborator I worked with ... f--- my life."
In the end, Rihanna once again reiterated she didn't have much else to say on the questions regarding her relationship, professional and personal, with Brown and how it relates to their work together.
In a less-abrasive interview with Ryan Seacrest back in March shortly after Ri and Brown dropped the two tracks, she called their work together "innocent." "We did two records — one for my fans, one for his fans — and that way our fans can come together," Rihanna explained at the time, brushing off the criticism even then. "There shouldn't be a divide. It's music, and it's innocent."
Hip-hop beefs aren't new to Hot 97's Summer Jam. One of the most notorious feuds was ignited on the Summer Jam stage in 2001. Jay-Z and Nas' rivalry took physical form when Jay threw subliminals towards Nas and Prodigy, saying, "There's a lot of shit going on in rap music... a lot of cats yappin'," before transitioning into "Blueprint" diss cut, "Take Over."
But we weren't expecting the beef to take place at Summer Jam Sunday night (June 3) to be between Hot 97's radio personality Peter Rosenberg and YMCMB's Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. If anything, ears were open for Pusha-T, and possibly Wayne, had he showed up during Nicki's set, to deaden or further fuel their recent beef.
Before introducing Kendrick Lamar at Hot 97's festival village show, Rosenberg shared a few words on hip-hop which included Nicki Minaj's Hot 100 top 5 hit, "Starships." "I know there are some chicks here waiting to sing 'Starships' later, I'm not talking to y'all right now, fuck that bullshit," Rosenberg said. "Bullshit! I'm here to talk about real hip-hop shit." Allgedly Wayne caught wind of Rosenberg's words and shut down all Young Money performances, ironically during Tyga's set. Nicki followed Wayne's wishes.
"Wow. U niggaz just fucked up history. But the President has spoken #YMCMB," Nicki tweeted. "I go above and beyond for my fans. But won't ever go against wayne's word. What he says, goes."
Nicki continued to let her Twitter followers know that her performance was going to be one for the books, sharing the slew of surprises she had under her garter belt. "Camron, 2 Chainz, Nas, Lauryn Hill, Beenie Man, Foxy Brown, Lil Wayne, Birdman, Tyga, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda," she tweeted. DJ Khaled, who's 'We the Best' label is signed to YMCMB, also didn't show.
Funkmaster Flex, threw not-so subliminal shots at Nicki Minaj through out his set. "We ain't fucking with commercial rappers no more. If you lost the fuckin streets, it's your fault. If you don't go gold, it's your fault. I'm dedicated to be tearing you down," Flex said. "We gon' show you, mama. You think you didn't sell any records this time?"
But the night's most memorable moment belonged to Nas and Lauryn Hill. Nasir Jones was scheduled to only perform one song but with an open slot to fill due to Nicki's no-show, the Queens rapper stepped up and took the stage, only to shock the stadium with a guest appearance by Ms. Hill.
After Nas performed a few of his own hits ("Bravehearts," "Made You Look," and "Hate Me Now"), Lauryn Hill walked out on stage as DJ Green Latern dropped the Fugees' classic, "Ready Or Not." Ms. Hill, who awed NYC with a headlining show at Highline Ballroom the night before (Sat., June 2) -- continued to compel with nostalgic cuts such as "Lost Ones" and her collaborative track with Nas, "If I Ruled the World."
Despite Nicki Minaj's no-show, Hot 97, against odds, delivered a memorable show and a historical performance by one of hip-hop's finest female emcees.
As the Oklahoma City Thunder dominated the San Antonio Spurs last night in the NBA Western Conference Finals, a sub-story developed around Young Money honcho Lil Wayne. Weezy, claiming he was "denied by the team to be in their arena," caused a stir in the sports and hip-hop worlds. Now we have OKC's side of the story.
Talking to the Associated Press, Thunder spokesman Dan Mahoney confirmed that Wayne's representatives contacted the team for tickets, but he claims they were adamant that he receive a front row seat. A last-minute request, he relayed that there was no space because all seats, including the coveted courtside ones, were completely sold out. "We'd love to have him at a game," said Mahoney. "But like anyone else, he needs a ticket."
Young Money president Mack Maine told a different story to MTV News. "They said they'll give him some tickets on the front row behind, but they're not really tryin' to have him sittin' courtside," he complained after the game ended.
Oklahoma City has sold out every regular season and playoff game for the entire 2011-2012 season.
(AllHipHop News) Floyd Mayweather Jr. is scheduled to report to a jail cell at 10:45am PST Friday in front of a Las Vegas judge after the boxing champ plead guilty to domestic battery charges from September 2010.
Mayweather is slated to served a three month stint in jail, but is expected to get out early on good behavior. The charges stem from an incident where he pulled the hair and twisted the arm of the mother of his three children. He will be among 3,200 other inmates.
He won his last fight on May 5 over Miguel Cotto, making him a guaranteed $32 million before his earnings from pay-per-view.
He and friend 50 Cent recently mocked rumors that they had a fight in Las Vegas, where the champion fighter lives.