After having a tumultuous reunion show full of weave pulling, punches being thrown and full blown chaos, the Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta crew has made some changes. TMZ reports that cast members Benzino and his fiancee' Althea Eaton have been given their walking papers and will no longer be on the show. They were reportedly given the boot without an explanation Wednesday morning (Oct. 29) but sources say that Benzino feels that the producers took Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez's side regarding the brawl that happened between the two couples during the reunion.
The tensions probably won't die down anytime soon. Eaton sued Joseline over the fight, saying she attacked her because she was under the influence of crack cocaine.
In regards to the civil lawsuit, which resulted from Brown engaging in a fight with two men as he was taking a picture with fans, the singer will dish out $100,000.
Brown's lawyer recently worked out a plea deal in that assault case and as a result he will not face jail time.
In the second lawsuit, Sha'Keir Duarte sued Brown for $3 million due to a past brawl outside of a West Hollywood recording studio, but settled for $20,000.
TMZ previously reported that Duarte sued the songster for the following damages: $1,000,000 for pain, suffering and inconvenience, $1,000,000 for emotional distress, $1,000,000 for punitive damages, and $60,000 for medical expenses.
With a name like Rich Dollaz, owing money shouldn't be an issue, right? Wrong, and he's sitting in jail right now because of it.
TMZ reports that the Love and Hip Hop star double parked outside of a police headquarters in Edgewater, NJ, which earned him a ticket. When the officer ran his plates, it was discovered there was a warrant out for his arrest. Turns out that the 43-year-old owes $11,000 in child support and was thrown into Hudson County jail. He's still in custody.
In an odd turn of events, comedian Katt Williams and former Death Row mogul Suge Knight were arrested on Wednesday in connection with an alleged robbery in Beverly Hills stemming back to September.
Williams, 43, and Knight, 49 have each been charged with one count of robbery stemming from an incident in which officials say the two allegedly stole a camera from a celebrity photographer.
Due a previous conviction for an assault with a deadly weapon, Knight is now facing up to 30 years in prison while Williams faces up to seven. Bail is being requested at $1 million for Knight and $75,000 for Williams according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.
According to TMZ, the Point of No Return album creator will not be prosecuted for the incident. Instead, Cole must attend an informal office hearing with Mercadel where she can be ordered to attend anger management classes.
Beyhive rejoice! Queen Bey's biography is on the way.
According to THR, writer J.Randy Tabborrelli will be penning a comprehensive biography that will "explore all facets of Knowles' life" that is set for a 2015 release. The book will dish on her childhood, her days in Destiny's Child and as a solo artist, and her marriage to Jay Z.
Though Beyoncé will not be involved in the book, Tabborrelli plans to get all of his information from interviews with people "who have been pivotal to her personal and professional development."
"Beyoncé has lived a most incredible, inspiring life. I know my readers will enjoy her journey," said the author in a statement.
The book, which will be published on Grand Central Books, has yet to be named.
"I didn't see that coming and still I haven't got to the bottom of none of that," Birdman says. "I talk to Drake all the time. He text me all the time.We always talk. I don't really know what's happening with all of that."
Birdman Says Tyga Knows Where He Stands Compared To Drake
Later in the conversation, Birdman affirms that's there's no comparison to Drake, subsequently stating that Tyga knows where he stands next to the Canadian rapper, saying "numbers don't lie," referencing Drake's huge success.
"Drake is Drake, bro," Birdman says. "There really ain't no comparison. He in a lane by himself when it come to making music. You can't compare nobody to what he do because nobody do what he does."
Discussing Tyga's recently released "Make It Work" record, where the Hotel California rapper is said to be dissing Drake, Birdman says, "Honestly, Drake will push any anybody to make a better record 'cause he that talented."
Birdman also highlights his "family orientated" motto and says, "either you're in or you're out."
"Tyga know where he stand in this game compared to Drake," Birdman says. "Numbers don't lie. Let's just keep it 1,000. I got all the love and respect for Tyga. That's been my little bro... My intake is—I'm family orientated, either you're in or you're out. If you out, you're an outcast to me. If you're in, we family. It's on you to choose your side, man. To me, it ain't no on and off switch with me. You with us or you ain't, you know? You gotta choose your side. But it's always respect for Tyga. I got nothing but respect for Tyga."
"Yes, he's still on the label," Birdman says. "There ain't no ifs, ands or buts about that, but at the same time either you're in or you're out... But I'm not with the dissing. I ain't with none of that shit. We one gang... There ain't no separating that. Either you're with it or you ain't. You just gotta choose your side. I always been family orientated because I come from a broken family."
Juvenile tells MTV he re-signed with Cash Money Records a few days ago and "It's all love."
Among all the recent news of in-fighting between members of YMCMB, a new headline has been created bringing a familiar face back into the picture. Recently sitting down with MTV, original Cash Money Records signee and Hot Boy member Juvenile announced that he's back with the label that made him famous. "It's already done, man. I signed the paperwork a couple days ago," Juvenile said when asked whether he would ever consider signing with Cash Money Records again. "I'm signed back, Rich Gang. I'm about to get my little tattoo and everything. It's all love, I'm back." He continued and relayed that he will be with the label until he retires from the music industry. "I'm here to stay, too, for everybody out there. I'm not going anywhere," he said. "I talked about it to [Birdman]. You start where you finish. It's a done deal, people. I'm officially signed back to Cash Money, Rich Gang. It's a big bubble, man." In the second half of MTV's video, Birdman talked about resigning his former artist and says things have changed since his departure years ago. "Even though we've been through what we've been through, [we're] older now. We was younger then," Birdman said. "We all spoke. [Lil Wayne] did music with him. And I think he's got the right records. I know how focused he is, with his craft. He ain't never lost that... To be working with Juvie again, I'm excited about that because I know what I can bring out him and with the platform I have, he can be bigger than he was before."
Rumors have circulated about a minute now on exactly what ILOVEMAKKONEN's sexuality is, but MediaTakeout says they have the answers.
They are reporting that a dude claims he has a secret tape with hip-hop's latest rising star.
"Until now MAKKONEN has been silent about his sexuality, believing that his ARTISTRY is more important – than WHO HE LOVES.
Well that's about to change . . . because MediaTakeOut.com has been contacted MULTIPLE TIMES by a man who claims to be MAKONNEN'S ex-boyfriend. The man claims to have what he calls a "sextape" showing he and the hip hop star in their most PRIVATE AND INTIMATE MOMENTS.
Dude was asking 50 STACKS for the tape . . . but we declined his offer."
We're told that it ain't just a FLING either . . . that Future and Tinashe are actually getting kind of SERIOUS. They started working on music together, but their relationship grew . . and now they're officially SEEING EACH OTHER."
I don't know about everyone else, but I think that's a serious downgrade. SMH
Earlier this year Drake and Chris Brown made it clear they settled their differences by appearing together in a skit for the ESPY awards. The two performers were even photographed together in the studio in July. Now the former rivals will be on the same song together.
Young Money's Nicki Minaj tapped Drizzy and Breezy as features for an upcoming single titled "Only." The track also includes Lil Wayne. Nicki announced the star-studded song will be released tomorrow (October 28) via her Instagram page.
Brown and Drake had a longstanding feud that included a bottle throwing incident at a New York City club in 2012. CB explained why he decided to move past his issues with the Canadian rapper in an interview last month.
"I'm 25. I'm not getting no younger," Brown told MTV. "You can't walk around holding grudges, looking over your shoulder, and being negative all the time. I'm tired of being looked at as the aggressor. For me, I just wanted to show my maturity."
TMZ reports that the Louie Vuitton Don has turned down an opportunity to earn a whopping $4.5 million. In documents obtained by the site, Yeezy was offered to perform at the Axis at Planet Hollywood three times a week for three weeks, bringing in $500,000 a show. For some reason, he walked away from this.
If he would have agreed to do it he would have made more coins a show than Celine Dion, Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez, who has been offered $350,000 a show.
Yé could have been the highest paid performer on the Las Vegas strip.
Beyonce' is now looking to upgrade your athletic threads. Vogue reports that Queen B has signed a 50/50 partnership with the British athletic company Parkwood Topshop Athletic, Ltd. to launch a line of "clothing, footwear and accessories across dance, fitness and sports categories."
"I could not think of a better partner as I continue to grow the Parkwood business," Bey said in a a statement. I have always loved Topshop for its fashion credentials and forward thinking," Beyoncé said in a statement today. "Working with its development team to create and produce a technical and fashion-led collection is exciting, and I'm looking forward to participating in all aspects of this partnership."
Philip Green, the owner of Arcadia, which operates Topshop, also expressed his excitement about the company's new partnership with Mrs. Carter.
"Creating a partnership with Beyoncé, one of the most hard-working and talented people in the world, who spends many hours of her life dancing, rehearsing and training is a unique opportunity to develop this category. Being partners with Beyoncé and her team, who have the greatest creative energy and enthusiasm, is inspiring for all of the team at Topshop."
The clothing line is currently unnamed. Topshop has confirmed that they will be bringing a separate team on board to craft Beyonce's line of gear.
Wrightspoke on the couple during an interview with VladTV. The former star of the reality showsTiny & Toya and Toya: A Family Affair expressed her belief that the complicated four-way love situation is difficult to explain to the children involved.
"I think that is a hot mess, if you want my honest opinion. That's just too much," said Toya. "It's too many other women out there to date your son's mother's ex-husband's girl. It's just too much. It's a lot to explain to your kids. I feel Nivea on that."
If you've thought that whatever school you attend (or attended) was dope, you might want to second guess yourself. Last year, producers Dr. Dre and Jimmy Lovine donated 70 Million Dollars to the University of Southern California's for a new four-year college dedicated to several factors including art, industry, entrepreneurship. The college, called the Jimmy Lovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts,Technology, and the Business of Innovation, includes a plethora of classes including audio production, graphic design to name a few, according to Pigeons and Planes.
So the college's real note to students is to…
With only a hand-full of students enrolled in the new college and halfway through their first semester, HYPETRAK obtained one student's take on his experience in the new school. Here are a few things that the student is doing his first semester.
"A typical day in my academic life this first semester consists of analyzing the practices of innovative companies, learning my way around Adobe After Effects, building a 3D geometric cardboard model using Adobe Illustrator and a laser cutter, and working on a PowerPoint slide deck for a potential product."
Though fans of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air may be disappointed to know that the long rumored reunion may never take place, Fox network is currently developing a new series based on Will Smith's 2005 film Hitch, which featured Smith as a love guru.
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Smith will not actually revive his role, however he is attached to the project as an executive producer in connection with his Overbrook Entertainment company. The sitcom will reportedly be an office comedy which explores navigating the dating scene.
"He needs to stop fucking with little kids," Ray J says of rumors that Tyga is dating Kylie Jenners.
After Tyga denied rumors that he's dating Kylie Jenner in a recent interview with Vibe, TMZcaught up with Ray J and asked the former boyfriend of Kim Kardashian about his thoughts on the speculation.
"My girl like Blac Chyna, so Tyga need to get back with Blac Chyna," Ray J said. "We fucking with her. He needs to stop fucking with little kids. Trust me, if he wanna fuck with a Kardashian he need to do it the right way. Believe that."
Kylie Jenner is the sister of Kim Kardashian and daughter of Bruce and Kris Jenner. The youngest of the siblings, Kylie is 17-years old.
Tyga denied the relationship rumors outright in the interview with Vibe and said simply, "I hang out with her."
"I've known Kylie and the whole family for four years," he said. "I introduced Chyna to Kim about a year ago. So everybody's been cool, but like it's just so hard, their world is different. If somebody wanna hang out, cool, I'm not opposed to hanging out with somebody. I hang out with her [Kylie], her sister [Kendall], I hang out with Scott [Disick] sometimes, I hang out with Khloe sometimes. But people wanna take the situation [with Kylie] to the next level."
In the same interview, Tyga explained his recent split from former fiance and "Rack City" model Black Chyna with whom he has a son.
"We decided to take a break apart 'cause you don't wanna raise an emotionally unstable child, and that's what it comes down to," he said. "It wasn't my happiness, and it wasn't her happiness. It was for the sake of King."
"Diss me you'll never hear a reply for it." -Drake
Drake goes IN on Tyga- in the Drake way. As you know, the boy Tyga recently proclaimed that he doesn't like "Drake as a person." I would have preferred he say, "f**k Young Money as a staff, record label and as a motherf**king crew," but that's just me. Anyway, he homed in on Drake and Nicki, saying that he really didn't care for them. Now, as far as I know, Nicki didn't say much. However, Drake said a little something in his own little Drake way. He went and liked several pictures of Blacc Chyna, Tyga's baby moms. He knows people are watching so that's a major diss in the world of Drake. LOL! Earlier this year, he rapped "call up King of Diamonds and tell Chyna it'd be worth the flight." So, he's been messing with Lil' Tyga all year! I think Drake is that type of dude on some LL s**t. Anyway, we'll see.
T-Boz and Chilli cannot escape the wrath of their ex-manager.
TMZ reports that TLC's ex-manager Perri "Pebbles" Reid has filed another $40 million lawsuit against them and Viacom for the way she was portrayed in the VH1 flick CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. In courtdocuments, Reid claims that the film, which aired a year ago, ruined her reputation and depicted her as a liar and a cheat when all she really did was out her blood, sweat and tears into making them superstars.
The biopic also made it seem like Reid wanted Chilli and T-Boz to disregard major health concerns for the sake of the group's touring schedule, which she denies. There were scenes that showed Reid pressuring Chilli to get an abortion and being more concerned with the group's itinerary than T-Boz's sicklecellanemia.
"Warner is the most independent thinking company I met with," said Miller. "It is a partnership and now I can focus on building my label Remember through music and let them handle everything I don't like doing. Nothing will change in how I do things."
Miller now joins a roster at Warner that includes Gary Clark Jr, Jason Derulo, Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Theophilus London. WB is also associated with Drake's OVO Sound and Lil Jon's BME Recordings.
He also spoke on his desire to eventually break free from Young Money to go the independent route.
"Nah. I tend to distance myself from them," Tyga said when asked about Young Money's role on his next album. "Yeah, I'm tryna' go independent. I don't really get along with Drake. I don't really get along with Nicki."
Tyga further elaborated on his dislike for Drake. He revealed that he does like the Canadian singer/rapper's music, but feels that he's "fake."
The rapper then went on to explain that he didn't sign to Young Money because of his relationship with Drake or Nicki Minaj, but instead signed to Young Money because of Lil Wayne.
"I don't like Drake as a person," he said. "He's just fake to me. I like his music; you know what I'm saying? I think his music is good, but we're all different people. We were forced together and it was kinda' like we were forcing relationships together. It is what it is. But I been friends with Chris [Brown] for like six years. That's my real genuine friend. We hang out all the time. He lives up the street from me, so we don't just do music we hang. I think being signed to Young Money, everybody felt like they had to force a relationship 'cause Wayne put us together. At the end of the day the reason why I signed to Young Money is because of Wayne. Not because of Drake, not because of Nicki. It was because of Wayne and my relationship with him. I try to be cool with everybody, but sometimes, everybody just has different personalities, motives, and different characters. When you realize that, you realize that's not a place where you want to continue to grow."
Another artist Tyga addressed during his interview with Vibe was G.O.O.D. Music lyricist, Kanye West. He says his relationship with 'Ye began to form as he observed the rapper in the studio and at his home.
Tyga even recalled an "inspirational" speech Kanye gave both him and Big Sean about what they should be doing as young artists.
"I would always go to his crib or studio, sit in, learn and analyze how he does things," Tyga said. "He just told me to come to the studio one day and gave Big Sean and me this long speech. He was saying what it is, and what we need to do as young artists and how we need to take control of this shit. We got the voice and people follow what we do. It was real inspirational. He was like, 'If you guys want me to help you produce your albums, and co-executive produce it, I'm here. I just want to help everybody.' So, once I heard that, I was like 'Aw man! Let me start!' So I started playing the joints that I was already working on and he started critiquing 'em. I started switching things up. Like things I wouldn't even think about on a track, that he thought of, and it just switched the whole vibe of the song. So stuff like that and starting from scratch on other things. I think it's gonna be good to have somebody that hears music sonically like he does."
In addition to Kanye, Tyga also credited Jay Z, Eminem, and Lil Wayne as artists who gave him inspiration.
DJ Khaled has been getting his health on the right track and but may have had a health scare.
In a now deleted Instagram post from yesterday (Oct.20), Khaled is seen sitting up in a hospital bed receiving oxygen at Aventura Hospital in North Miami. The details about his hospitalization are unknown.
After he was released from the hospital, he took to his IG again to post a pic of him and French Montana to show that he was back at it. "Fresh out back to work thank u for love real talk !!!" he wrote. "I promise I'm going on vacation .. I already book my travel .. Going rest and vibe and win more ! @wethebestmusic thank u to all my friends and fam checking in real talk thank u luv! Bless up!"
"I just felt I had to just turn up a little bit," Kanye West says at Teyana Taylor's "VII" listening session. "Fuck that."
Kanye West expressed his pride in his G.O.O.D. Music Label artist Teyana Taylor at the listening session for her forthcoming VII album yesterday (October 20) at Siren Studios in Hollywood. He explained that he is sometimes hesitant to fully show his emotion because of media criticism, but was going to let himself free for the evening.
"Sometimes, I don't talk the most politically correct whatever the type of shit," the rapper-producer said in a video posted by MTV News, in which he also said, "muthafuckas wanna Michael Jackson me to death and shit and act like I don't do nothing positive and attack me."
"But I felt like I really express how proud I was of this person," West added elsewhere, "of this human being that had to fight, of this artist that's fighting to make something that she really feel, that really connects in this generation."
Taylor's debut album, VII, is slated to be released November 4. The Harlem singer signed to G.O.O.D. Music in 2012 after appearing on the intro track for West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. She then appeared on two songs on the label's compilation album, Cruel Summer.
"I feel like Teyana provides something that is so R&B, so black, so hood so like missing, so necessary in the marketplace," West said. "That was what was extremely interesting about what she did on Dark Fantasy, what she did every time she did vocals. A lot of people argue that she had the hottest joint on Cruel Summer."
Kanye continues by expressing his support for other G.O.O.D. Music members Pusha T and Big Sean despite outside criticism.
"I'm just going ahead, be Ye, and put this shit on E! News and trying to say I'm a crazy motherfucker and shit," he said, "but you know what? This is about artistry and fighting for artists to get they visions out. Like it says, the name of the label, Get Out Our Dreams and it's a collective of motherfuckers who believe in real music. There's never been someone on the label that has had to take something into their own hands quite as much as this girl had to do so I really want y'all to give her her credit for fighting against an entire system."
West's wife, Kim Kardashian, and Big Sean were also in attendance, as were as Chris Brown, Nelly and YG, according to MTV News.
The website notes Chief Keef's legal cases in 2013 and 2014 as reasons why the Chicago-native is no longer with Interscope.
"Earlier this year, matters began to sour with Chief Keef, his camp and the bosses at Interscope," AllHipHop reports. "Our source maintains Interscope began to 'subtly disassociate' itself from the 19-year-old rapper after he had a series of legal cases sprout up in 2013 and 2014, ranging from lawsuits to drug offenses… A March 2014 shoot out in Chicago, which authorities linked Keef to, allegedly further damaged the relationship with Interscope.
"Keef and his people tried to keep the label accountable (once Keef moved to Los Angeles) but Interscope didn't seem interested in dropping a new album," continues the report. "Keef's team tried to have formal meetings but nothing moved… Insiders say friction intensified until there were arguments with higher-ups in Interscope over how Keef's career was being handled. Shortly thereafter, Keef was quietly released from his contract."
Nicki Minaj's guy Safaree has been her man for about 30 years or something…lol. Nah, 10. But it seems like that situation has run its course for real. Anyway, TMZ has revealed that the dude had now covered up his Nicki Minaj tats. The longterm boyfriend has now given clear-cut reasoning that he and she are no longer an item. He could have just kept them and been her ultimate fan. Now, he's like 50 Cent's son – no inheritance! Sheeesh…you can't go around losing lottery tickets like that mannnnnnnnn….
If Nicki Minaj and her boyfriend are still together, then he's got a weird way of showing the love … having 2 of his 3 Nicki tats covered up with new ink. Check out the pics for yourself … Safaree Samuels had some work done on his chest — though it's unclear when — and he clearly covered up Nicki's name/mug.
Not only that, but his forearm ink looks drastically faded as well.
Neither have commented on rumors of their breakup, but Nicki definitely hinted at one back in May when she tweeted "SINGLE N READY TO MINGLE."
"In the series "Sex and the Niggaz", the narrator is a white person. She is a voyeur; someone who is looking through a keyhole at the sexuality and the bodies of black women who can be raped and manipulated by structural whiteness, not only literally but also through cultural representation. Our existence is fetishised. We are on display for the white gaze. Moreover, even when the characters in "Sex and the Niggaz" are placed in situations of explicit racism and sexism, they do not react. The women remain silent or dissolve into strange giggles. These women do not represent us."
I am hearing that the stuff with Lil Wayne and Tyga. I already touch on this before, but Lil Wayne reportedly disapproves strongly with the relationship between his
artist and Kylie Jenner. Kylie is the youngest sister of the Kardashian. It seems like that situation is causing continued friction that has lead people to think that Wayne has put Tyga on the shelf. Now, somehow Tyga dropped a song with Kanye West, seemingly an effort to keep the momentum going. But, Wayne seems to have this code of morality as it relates to younger girls now that his own eldest child is roughly the same age as Kylie, 17. I find that curious since Weezy has been so flagrant in the past. Anyway, could Wayne blackball a rapper like Tyga in these times? YMCMB could use a heavy hitter like him! The game is competitive!
It is true, some people will do ANYTHING to stay relevant, but if this is true this couple is just desperate.
A source close to Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez revealed to Sandra Rose that the reality stars are in fact NOT expecting their first child together and that it is all a hoax.
"The source said Joseline, Stevie J, and Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta producer Mona Scott-Young manufactured the pregnancy hoax to keep the reality stars relevant.
Joseline showed up to ATL Live On the Park event dressed in very unmaternal attire. In one photo, Stevie J and singer Johnny Gill covered Joseline's abdomen with their hands in the universal sign for pregnancy. But her tummy is as flat as a pancake."
That dress really isnt appropriate for a "mother to be" and not only that Joseline was seen popping bottles and smoking tree a few weeks back…#butthatsnoneofmybusiness.
TMZ reports that court documents filed by Mercadel state that during the brawl, she was injured to the point where she may no longer be able to use one of her fingers.
In addition to the damage to her finger, court documents reveal that Cole punched Mercadel in the face, slashed her with her fingernails, and threw objects at her.
Prior to the release of Mercadel's court documents, it was revealed that Cole was arrested on September 19 after assaulting a woman at Birdman, her rumored boyfriend's home in Los Angeles.
Following the incident, Mercadel addressed what happened publicly. She said that she was unaware of why the singer would have attacked her and added that she was with Birdman and four other people when the incident took place around 5 AM.
Mercadel currently has a restraining order against Cole.
Cole has yet to address the incident publicly, but did add a post to Instagram on September 21, which could pertain to Birdman. In the caption for the picture, Cole wrote: "Man love is a muthaFucka."
Even though the Brooklyn spitter still has the streets buzzing with his "Hot N***a" single and its accompanying Shmoney dance, he may be ready to throw in the towel. Last night. he took to his Instagram and sounded off in a now deleted post about doing countless shows and not having a dime to show for it.
"Nah idgaf I'm doing all theses show not getting ma money dey got me doing shit every fucking day so its hard to keep up Witt dis shit den I ain't got nobody to trust ain't no help in dis bitch I'm ready to go back to da trap be4 jail #RNS dats how I feel foh," the 20-year-old posted.
"After a night out on the town, newly-single Amber Rose was spotted leaving Chinawhite nightclub shortly after footballer Samuel Eto'o in the early hours of Sunday morning.
A source tells MailOnline that Amber, who recently announced her split from rapper husband Wiz Khalifa, departed the West End hot-spot moments after the Everton FC footballer at 3:30 am.
Samuel, happily married to childhood sweetheart Georgette, attempted to go incognito, wearing a black leather cap pulled down over his eyes as he stepped out in a brown coat over a black top, teamed with jeans and black trainers."
Meanwhile, Amber took to Instgram to show off her single status:
Hmmm. Maybe the two are friends, we'd hope they aren't trying to creep, considering that Rose's marriage is reportedly crumbling because of Khalifa's infidelity.
A few days ago rumors circulated that Tip and Tiny were not in a good place(well actually its been going on for months), but according to reports from MediaTakeout, everything is on the up and up in the Harris household.
"We're HAPPY to report that BOTH Ti and Tiny are wearing their WEDDING RINGS AGAIN . . . and TI has agreed to move back into their FAMILY HOME IN ATLANTA. The couple will still keep their place in L.A (for work) . . . but TI is GETTING RID of the Bachelor Pad he's been renting in LOS ANGELES."
Good to see them hanging in there and attempting to work it out, only time will tell…
After a stunning victory over the Seahawks on Sunday, eyes are back on the Dallas Cowboys for another reason, as Joseph Randle has been arrested for shoplifting.
After rushing for 52 yards during Sunday's victory, he was apprehended Monday evening following accusations that he attempted to steal underwear and a tester bottle of Gucci Guilty Black out of a Dillard's department store in Frisco, Texas. According to the Frisco Police department, he was released on bond early Tuesday morning, but has been charged with a misdemeanor Class B theft of $50 to $500.
The Cowboys organization has yet to release a statement.
Another woman on Kardashian's "no contact" list? Her brother Rob's ex-girlfriend, singer Rita Ora.
Kanye, 37, "wants to work with Rita on new music, but Kim had to put her foot down," the source continues. "She thinks Rita is so desperate for fame that she wouldn't hesitate to sleep with Kanye if it helped her career."
Iggy has six nods while Eminem, Drake and Pharrell are also nominated.
The American Music Awards nominees have been announced, according to TheAMAs.
Iggy Azalea reportedly leads all nominees with six nods, including nominations for New Artist Of The Year and Favorite Female Artist (Pop/Rock). Her song "Fancy" is also up for Single Of The Year.
Azalea is up against several stars in the Artist Of The Year category, including Iggy Azalea, Beyonce, Luke Bryan, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde, One Direction, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams. Iggy also faces off against Drake and Eminem in the Favorite Artist category.
Azalea is prepping the release of Reclassified, a reissue of her debut album, The New Classic, which earned a 2.5 out of 5 in its HipHopDX review earlier this year.
Underage dating is nothing new to pop culture. But, the pervery is getting a bit out of control. Just last week, an actor dude admitted to molesting several girls. And this week, Tyga goes and does this. Apparently, he is dating this 17-year-old Kylie Jenner! Jenner is one of the Kardashians by way of Bruce Jenner, the man trying to morph into a woman. Anyway! Tyga apparently has not had sex with Jenner or nothing, but they plan to as soon as she turns 18, according to the rumors. On top of that, Lil Wayne, who is the CEO of Tyga's label, isn't feeling this shyt! They are saying that he's pissed at Tyga. See, Tyga is dating somebody about the same age as Lil Wayne's oldest daughter. "[Lil Wayne] thinks that it's disgraceful that Tyga is [possibly] dating Kylie, who is the same age as [his oldest] daughter Reginae. Reginae and Kylie are actually friends," a source told media takeout. "Wayne thinks it's a bad example for his daughter, who is in the [music] business, and surrounded by rappers."
On top of that, Tyga has threatened to leak his how album! And he may not be on YMCMB for long? Oh dip! Peep the tweets!
Real name Juaquin James Malphurs, Flocka was taken into custody, because TSA officials allegedly found a handgun in his carry-on bag as it went through security. He did not have a permit for the firearm, said police.
Flocka was taken to Clayton County Jail and charged with carrying a weapon in a prohibited place.
Just when the world thought that Stevie J and wife, Joseline Hernandez couldn't get any more entertaining, Stevie announced that they're expecting.
Stevie J broke the news in an interview at V100.7 in Milwaukee with Reggie Brown. After responding to the usual questions about the realness of his relationship, he replied, "Yeah it's all real…We got a new addition with the family too, but I don't want to say too much, you know? We're extending the Jordan family if you understand what I mean." Way to drop a bomb.
This great news comes after "Steebie" announced via Twitter about a month ago that the LAHH couple would be receiving their own spinoff reality TV show, which he also mentions in the interview. He took to Twitter, hashtagging, "StevieandJoselineShow." With a new baby on board, the "bus" should become very interesting. Listen to the interview above.
Tyga lets loose a series of Tweets and hints at a rift with Young Money.
Tyga announced that his upcoming albumGold has been completed but took to Twitter to complain about being held hostage by his label. "Might just leak it for my fans then let them make $ off it," he wrote before raising speculations about his future with Young Money in response to a separate Tweet from a fan.
Tyga went on to criticize the music industry as a whole before engaging directly with Young Money President Mack Maine.
Iggy Azalea sends a series of Tweets saying she was never married to Jefe Wine, despite what he says.
Jefe Wine, also known as Maurice Williams, has filed for divorce from Iggy Azalea, according to TMZ.
Wine says that he and Azalea had a common-law marriage. In court documents, Wine says the former couple "agreed to be married, holding themselves out as man and wife and began residing together in the State of Texas on or about September, 2008." According to Wine, they stopped living together in 2013. If everything Wine alleges is true, they would be considered a married couple in Texas.
However, Azalea says she never agreed to marry Wine and never held herself out as his wife.
Azalea and Wine have been at odds for several reasons recently, including a fight over music Iggy made while she was with him. Wine has also tried to stop Azalea from selling assets they obtained while they were allegedly married.
If the marriage is recognized in court, music made while they were together would be considered community property, meaning both parties would own 50 percent.
The news comes a week after the 29-year-old crossed over into the sports world with an appearance on ESPN's College GameDay, where she threw a corn dog at the camera, picked Oklahoma over TCU because of the looks of Sooners quarterback Trevor Knight -- the Sooners lost 37-33 -- and correctly picked Ole Miss to upset Alabama, which she later bragged about on Twitter to her 58 million followers.
Perry recently called out the NFL for allegedly attempting to charge performers to play during the show, which most recently drew a record-setting 111.5 million viewers. Perry reportedly said, "I'm not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl."
There have been no reports of that idea actually panning out and the NFL keeps it negotiations with its performing artists confidential.
The Super Bowl halftime show is no stranger to controversy, citing such performances as Janet Jackson's supposed wardrobe malfunction with Justin Timberlake in 2004 and another incident in 2012 in which M.I.A. appeared to flip the bird while performing live on-camera. That year, Perry performed during the Super Bowl pregame show.
It's not immediately clear if other acts will join Perry on stage this year.
Meek Mill is coming home ANY DAY NOW. I would say the specific day, but I have been instructed to keep that under wraps, because of the haters. You know, when somebody is coming home from jail and the C.O.s or the other inmates get together and try to jam them up? Well, nobody wants that. Meek has some outstanding issues that I hear will be rectified as soon as he gets home. This includes Wale and some other beef-like matters. Honestly, we heard he was living like a boss in the bing.
"I went and sat down with the Miami Dolphins. We discussed a few things. I've been interested in trying to buy a small percentage of the Dolphins for a long time," said Ross. "They finally invited me into the office. I sat with some people. It was a real positive conversation."
The "Keep Doing That" rapper added the franchise is looking to decide when and if the move will be finalized. In the meantime, Ross is dropping his next album Hood Billionaire on November 24. Fans can expect appearances on the project by Jay Z, T.I., and K. Michelle.
N.W.A joins War, Bill Withers, Green Day and Lou Reed on the list of nominees.
N.W.A is among the nominees for the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The public is allowed to vote for the inductees along with the Rock Hall voting body. Fans have until December 9 to summit their votes on RollingStone.com.
N.W.A joins Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Bill Withers, the Smiths, Lou Reed, Sting, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kraftwerk, Chic, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, the Marvelettes, the Spinners, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and War on the list of nominees.
N.W.A released its debut album, Straight Outta Compton, in 1988. The effort included several prominent N.W.A cuts, including "Express Yourself" and "Fuck tha Police."
The filing may prove to be a crushing blow to the American-Canadian singer, however, who since their split has undertaken a public campaign to win his high school sweetheart back.
In just one desperate show of his claimed affection he released his album "Paula" in July. That romantic gesture, however, tanked too with it selling only 25,000 copies in its debut week — only 530 of which were in the U.K.
Adding to the singer's strife, last month he confessed that he stole credit for the hit, Grammy Award-nominated song "Blurred Lines," which he said should have gone entirely to Pharrell Williams instead.
Soulja Boy's daughter and his girlfriend Nia Riley were in a car accident.
Though we don't know the severity of the accident and there hasn't been any updates about their conditions as of late, the Love & Hip Hop Hollywood star posted up a photo of Nia's neck tattoo with the following caption:
Our thoughts and prayers are with Soulja Boy and his family. We hope they're okay.
The last few days we've seen what a messy ass divorce can do to a person through Wiz and Amber. You can feel like you lost your best friend and you can lose your damn mind and dye your hair purple.
But according to MediaTakeout, this couple might not be ready to call it quits just yet.
"According to a person CLOSE TO WIZ – he and Amber are considering RECONCILING THEIR MARRIAGE.
The insider told us that Amber reached out to Wiz, and the married couple are "working through" their issues. We're also told that the couple is expected to be TOGETHER this weekend. And that we should "expect paparazzi pics" from their meeting."
Hmmmmm….publicity stunt or what??? Guess we'll just have to wait and see…
Twitter is suing the the Department of Justice and FBI for the right to release information about the government's surveillance of it's users. The social media giant filed the lawsuit in federal court on Oct. 7th to be able to publish a Transparency Report, which documents the government's requests for user information. The goal of the lawsuit is to achieve more flexibility regarding what the company can say about the government requesting personal information of Twitter users.
Twitter Inc. claims that their First Amendment rights are being violated by being prohibited from sharing the number of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court orders and national security letters they receive asking to reveal personal information for national security purposes.
"It's our belief that we are entitled under the First Amendment to respond to our users' concerns and to the statements of U.S. government officials by providing information about the scope of U.S. government surveillance — including what types of legal process have not been received,"Twitter vice president Ben Lee wrote on Twitter's blog. "We should be free to do this in a meaningful way, rather than in broad, inexact ranges."
Twitter sent their Transparency Report to the FBI for pre-publication review back in April. The Department of Justice then rejected the report because disclosing information about national security letters is prohibited by federal law.
Formerly known as Houston's only all-news FM radio station, news junkies tuning into the Radio One owned 92.1 earlier this week discovered that the station has gone under; shocking fans and staff alike. In its place? All Beyonce, all day.
Per the News 92 website:
We'd like to thank the News 92 staff for their outstanding service, our advertisers and each of your our listeners and web visitors for your support. This difficult decision is a result of sustained poor ratings performance and significant financial losses over the past three years despite the substantial financial and human resources we invested. Unfortunately, the market hasn't shown a sustainable appetite for news radio, but each of you motivated us daily to produce a high-quality news program. Together, we made history.
As Beyonce is a Houston native, while the change is being considered drastic to some, to others it's just good business sense.
According to Yashima Azilove of Radio One, "She's Queen Bee. In looking to make a transition, we go back to what we know. We know urban radio. We're in Houston, the combination seemed like a winning one."
Someone please cue the horns. It's definitely trophieSZN for Drake.
The Canadian rapper made history when he surpassed one of the greatest bands of all time, The Beatles, with his amount of Billboard Hot 100 singles. His recent feature on his newest artist, iLoveMakonnen's track, Tuesday counted as Drizzy's 72nd notch in his designer belt. The Beatles fell short at 71.
Drake has always been a rapper who has never had a problem standing alone. With his new attained title, standing strong at number eight for the most entries, he now shares the throne with greats; those that came before him and as well as his peers. Young Money leader and mentor to Drizzy, Lil Wayne, holds the highest amount as a rapper at an impressive 122 entries. The rapper to hold the second highest amount is Jay-Z at 82. However, no one has been able to compete with the hit TV show, Glee, holding it down at 207 entries.
Although Drake still falls behind trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ray Charles, and Elvis, with due time, we're sure that his numbers will keep climbing.
answer to police after a Houston stripper accused the "0 To 100″ rapper of sending people to her home to threaten her. According to Jhonni Blaze, she and Drake were involved in a sexual relationship, but things turned bad when Drizzy became upset at the idea of Blaze speaking publicly about their encounters.
TMZ reports the Houston Police Department has opened an official investigation and is now looking to speak to a "male celebrity" about the situation. Blaze did go to police concerning the matter, but she has not decided to formally press charges yet.
Apparently, Blaze also claims that she was impregnated with the superstar performer's child. Drake's camp is denying the allegations.
The discussion about "Hip Hop Cops" that are allegedly assigned to track and investigate rap artists has been a part of the culture for years. Recent reports suggest Drake, Chris Brown, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy, Lil Wayne, and others are being followed by NYC police for their affiliation with Hip Hop.
Shmurda addressed his arrest in an Instagram video posted on October 3. The clip included the caption, "So da bum ass cops locked me up yesterday Fa some bulls**t made me miss."
TMZ reports that producer Ramon Owen, who goes by REO, has slapped Wayne with a lawsuit for not paying up after Owen produced the 2012 hit "Mirror" which features Bruno Mars. In his lawsuit, REO claims that he was promised a portion of the profits made from the song and was even sent a statement from Young Money/Cash Money Records saying that he was entitled to a minimum of $91,000.
"Mirror" appears on the 2011 albumThe Carter IV, which sold three million copies worldwide.
A member of the duo Rae Sremmurd was hauled off to jail over the weekend.
On Sunday night (Oct. 5), Swae Lee, born Khalif Brown, was pulled over by Miami Beach Police and arrested for knowingly driving with a suspended license, WSVN.com reports. The 19-year-old's bail has been set at $1,000.
Brown and his older brother, Slim Jimmy, were signed to Interscope Records after the success of their hit "No Flex Zone" and have earned a co-sign from the producer Mike Will Made It.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are in the forefront of the media mess since their divorce has seemingly fizzled. Nobody know why, but there are rumors coming out. Sorry, Nick. The word on the street is that Mariah may be headed to rehab for alcohol abuse. She is reportedly going down a similar path as our beloved Whitney Houston. We are going to have to say a collective prayer for Mariah from what I've heard. Nobody can get a word in because she is totally insulated with people sucking her dry – just for the money. This bout with alcohol had also affected her ability to sing those high notes too, from what I am hearing. Mariah is a "functioning" drunk, they say. If this is the case, it is not new. There are a lot of people that have addictions that they are able to live with. BLESS HER!
Audio company Bose now has an endorsement deal with the NFL, which is not so good news for Beats By Dre.
Now that Bose has secured their deal with the league, the players cannot flaunt their beloved Beats By Dre headphones, on camera that is. Recode.net reports that under the terms of their agreement, Bose has the right to ban the players and coaches from wearing any other manufacturer's headphones during televised interviews on game day,during practice or training camp. That means the days of players having their Beats By Dre's hugging their neck comfortably as they chat with reporters during pre or post game interview or walk into the locker room are no more.
The NFL released a statement showing that they are standing behind the agreement.
"The NFL has longstanding policies that prohibit branded exposure on-field or during interviews unless authorized by the league. These policies date back to the early 1990s and continue today," an NFL spokesperson said in a statement. "They are the NFL's policies – not one of the league's sponsors, Bose in this case. Bose is not involved in the enforcement of our policies. This is true for others on-field."
Beats issued a statement saying that its headphones have become part of the pre-game preparations for professional athletes like Kaepernick.
"Over the last few years athletes have written Beats into their DNA as part of the pre-game ritual,"said a Beats spokesperson. "Music can have a significant positive effect on an athlete's focus and mental preparedness and has become as important to performance as any other piece of equipment."
Rowland says posing while pregnant was "Godmazing."
Kelly Rowland posed while pregnant for Elle magazine.
Rowland poses nude, braless and in a gown for the shoot, which features the singer weeks before delivering her first son, according to Rap-Up.
"I can't wait until he gets here," Rowland says in the Elle piece. "I just have a couple more weeks. I'm excited to bring a child into the world, and sharing that experience with my husband is probably the most beautiful part."
Rowland says she doesn't mind appearing nude in the issue.
"It's Godmazing," Rowland says. "Watching your body carry a human. I took a birthing class and I was amazed by all the things this woman was saying to me about birthing and what the body does naturally. Why wouldn't you want to celebrate that? The body should be celebrated."
While riding around the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles, R&B singer Tank was pulled over and got himself in a bit of trouble. According to TMZ, police officers spotted the TGT singer talking on his cell phone while he was driving, which is illegal in California. When the cops asked for Tank's license he refused to give it to them, another mistake. He was then arrested and charged with failure to obey an officer.
Tank has since been released and went on the Steve Harvey Morning Show to set the record straight today (Oct.3). He said:
I'm minding my business. Talking on my speaker phone. Now, most time when people say 'speaker phone' they being lying, because they be talking on the phone. I was actually talking on my speaker phone. A bike pulled up on me with an older gentleman, and he knocks on my window. I'm stopped at a red light. He says, "Give me your license." I say, "Why do you want that?" He says, "I need your license." I say, "You gotta tell me why you need my license." He said, "I don't have to tell you nothing. Give me your license." I said, "This aint' gonna go this way. I don't who you are or what you're trying to do."
According to Tank, the incident happened next to a mall, and he thought the person was mall security. The man then pulled in front of his vehicle and revealed he was Los Angeles police. Tank says the cop then pulled out his gun and more officers drew their weapons as well.
"I think he felt challenged, because he was on a bike, and I didn't respect the bike. I didn't know who he was on the bike," added Tank. "I didn't tell him he had to ride the bike for the last two weeks. Maybe he did something bad in the car, and they said you gotta ride the bike now."
Back in late September, a 63-year old Gail Simpson was arrested on charges regarding armed robbery after robbing a Wells-Fargo in southwest Miami. It has now surfaced that the woman, is apparently the mother of the late legendary rapper, Big Pun. According to Necole Bitchie, an anonymous tip revealed that Gail Simpson and Gail Tirado are linked as the same person, both residing in the area of Bronx, NY (where Big Pun is originally from), and different parts of Florida. Prior to being arrested, she was already on probation for an attempted robbery back in June. To say the least, the rapper's mom is expected to do some serious time.
If this is in fact true, it's a shame that the mother of a great and respected rapper like Pun, would have to resort to robbery. In an effort to gain financial stability, Simpson robbed two banks this year because of her family's alleged frivolous misuse of Pun's estate. There have also been accusations in a 2009 lawsuit from Pun's wife, Liza Rios, against rapper, Fat Joe for currently making money off of Pun's music, which rightfully belongs to her and her family.
The widow filed another lawsuit last month according to TMZ, where she claimed that she has not seen any of Pun's profit since 2005. Fat Joe responded that he hasn't made a dime off of Pun since his death. He also stated that he has legal documents to prove it. "I sympathize with Liza, but I have done already enough for her. In these economic times we as parents need to be resilient and do what it takes to provide for our own families."
Hopefully, after everything has been settled, Pun's entire family can land back on their feet.
According to TMZ, the Chicago native has been charged with "unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm" and marijuana possession stemming from a January incident in which Soulja was stopped while driving by Los Angeles police.
A subsequent search of his car turned up a loaded .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver and marijuana. The gun was found under the bucket seat of the Porsche Panamera he was driving. Soulja Boy claims it was his neighbor's vehicle and he was the one who stored the gun under the seat. There is no word on why it took LAPD so long to officially file charges.
Seventh-grader Ray Etheridge was killed by 21-year old Joseph Cambron last week in Louisville, Kentucky.
Master P will reportedly pay for the funeral expenses of a 12-year old boy killed by a homeless man in Cherokee Park in Louisville, Kentucky according WLKY.com.
WLKY reports that 21-year old Joseph Cambron was arrested on Thursday (October 2) for the murder of Ray Etheridge as well as for tampering with physical evidence. Ray Etheridge, a seventh-grade student, was reportedly homeless alongside his mother and stepfather, spending significant amounts of time in Louisville's Mid City Mall. Cambron and Etheridge apparently knew each other ahead of a physical altercation on Tuesday afternoon (September 30) in which Cambron pulled a knife and stabbed the pre-teen to death.
Police report that Cambron and Etheridge had spent time together in Cherokee Park in previous weeks and confirmed that Etheridge was seen with Cambron in surveillance video directly before his death.
"We were able to put some information together, they did know each other from that area for a few weeks," Lt. Todd Kessinger of the Louisville Metro Police Department's Homicide Unit said.
Master P will reportedly cover the funeral expenses while the Etheridge family is currently raising money for a headstone.
Master P has more than once cited Louisville as a second home and announced plans last year to film parts of a documentary about "the effects of chronic incarceration, poverty, and violence on the African American community" in Kentucky's biggest city. Last year, Louisville.com reported that "African Americans make up 20 percent of Louisville's nearly 700,00 residents, but 56 percent of the prison populations." Holding a news conference about the documentary in June of 2013, Master P spoke about his own personal experience with violence and prison. "I have a brother dead," he said. "I have a brother incarcerated, so I know on a firsthand basis what is going on. We're killing each other basically, that's why I decided to change my life."
Sincebeing released from prison, Lil Boosie has become a critical voice against rappers using "gimmicks" to portray a false lifestyle to their fans. The Louisiana rapper sat down with NiteCap with Peter Bailey to discuss the power of music to
During the discussion, Bad Azz also delved into the topic of self-hate within the Black community. Boosie gave an honest, but what has become a controversial answer.
"I feel like African-American is the worst race in the world, because first of all, we kill each other," said Boosie. "People always talk about this racist stuff, but the White man ain't waiting in your bushes with a choppa. The White man ain't trying to take the rims off your car. We're doing this to each other. So how can we say '"eff" the White man'? He ain't doing nothing, but when we get in trouble – he's doing his job. Guilty. He ain't doing nothing wrong."
Boosie did add he felt that outside forces do bring drugs into African American neighborhoods in order for Blacks to kill themselves. He suggested African Americans should join together and take control of their own community businesses and education.
"If we're getting the government to teach our people, they don't have the same love for us as we got for our kids," states Boosie.