Our friends over atThe Grio.comhave posted a scathing article calling Stevie J out as a woman abuser. No, not in the same sense as Memphitz, allegedly – but they say Stevie is emotionally abusive towards his baby mama, Mimi Faust and his girlfriend, Joseline Hernandez.
The article was written by domestic violence survivor and advocate, Sil Lai Abrams, and she believes that although Stevie has publicly never laid a hand on the women, he is abusive towards them in other ways. Check out an excerpt of her article below:
Chronic infidelity is a form of abuse, as is bullying, name calling, put downs, intimidation and repeated threats of abandonment.Love & Hip Hop, Basketball Wivesand its reality sistren consistently portray female cast members as belligerent, sexually manipulative, emotionally unstable and physically violent.
Those who sit in judgment of Joseline and Mimi don’t understand that one of the consequences of abuse is its effect on a victim’s mental health. The reality is that, women who are battered suffer from a disproportionately higher rate of mental health disorders.Look, I’m not a psychologist, but could it be possible that some of the “ratchet” behavior we ridicule onL&HHAor other exploitive “reality” shows are actually just a symptom of the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder that often results from being abused? And if that’s the case, why are we laughing at women for having “normal” emotional responses to long-term trauma?
You can read the full articlehere. So, what do you think? Does Stevie J fall into the category of an emotionally abusive man?
Although Chris Brown’s rep released a statement earlier this week saying that he would not be at the MTV VMAs next week, rumors are swirling that he will be at the VMAs to perform alongside Rihanna! The two are rumored to be performing their collaborative song, “Cake”.
Rihanna tweeted her fans late last week and asked if they would be mad at her if “Cake” was turned into a single. According to MediaTakeOut.com, MTV suits expressed concern about the backlash they may receive due to the joint performance, but Rihanna was hearing none of that. She allegedly demanded that Breezy perform with her, and the producers of the show had no choice but to oblige.
Not sure why Rihanna is pressing the issue so much; maybe those hook-up rumors are true. Rihanna did tell Oprah that she was still in love with Chris.“I still love him. We’re very, very close friends. We built a trust again and that’s it. We love each other and we probably always will.”
But I just don’t understand how that works with Breezy’s girl, Karrueche Tran always around. Are you excited to finally see these two perform together? I wonder what Jay-Z has to say about this.
Police reports confirm that Chris Lighty took his own life amidst a difficult year for the veteran music executive.
Longtime Hip Hop executive Chris Lighty has died. News broke today (August 30) first on Twitter and then confirmed on VIBE.com that the Bronx, New York native and founder of Violator Entertainment died from an alleged suicide. Details are still emerging.
Lighty was integral to the careers of 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, N.O.R.E., Diamond D, and many others. After growing up under the tutelage of Hip Hop icons like DJ Red Alert, Lighty began working professional at Russell Simmons' RUSH Management firm in the late 1980s, where he helped work with Def Jam Records artists and others in securing endorsement deals and touring.
A part of the Native Tongues at the turn of the decade, Lighty and his brother as The Violators, helped the movement alongside A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul.
The Violator name carried on in the late 1990s and 2000s, when Lighty launched his own firm. The management company handled clients ranging from Diamond D and Foxy Brown to Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip. In recent years, Lighty was working on Brand Asset Group with Lyor Cohen, his longtime associate and friend, and Warner Music Group. Last September, Violator merged with Primary Wave to form powerhouse management company Primary Violator.
UPDATE: The New York Daily News confirms that Lighty was found dead at his apartment in Bronx, New York this morning at 11:30 am EST. He was shot in the head in what arriving officers reported was self-inflicted. Police officials also told the newspaper that Lighty, 44 years old, was newly divorced and owed the IRS several million dollars.
It looks like the wave has been cut short, as Max B will remain incarcerated until 2042.
Even though Harlem, New York rapper Max B sounded optimistic about his appeal case earlier this year, it looks like the courts feel differently about the matter. According to a recent report from HipHopWired, Biggavelli's 75-year prison sentence for his 2006 robbery-murder case has been upheld.
It was announced today that an appeals court has upheld Wavy Crockett's 2009 conviction for the murder of David Taylor. As a result, Max will be forced to serve out the entirety of his 75-year sentence without the possibility of parole until his release on November 9, 2042.
Despite claims to the contrary, Biggavelli's appeal was rumored to have been denied as early as February of this year. In his appeal, he argued that the judge who tried him had made a mistake in refusing his request to serparate Max's trial from that of his partner, Kevin Leerdam.
As of June, Max B had been planning to drop several projects upon his release. There has been no word on whether the upheld conviction will prevent the release of said efforts.
44 year old Chris Lighty committed suicide in his Bronx apartment. Lighty managed 50 cent, Diddy, Ja Rule, and Mariah Carey. Many stars have tweeted messages in honor of his legacy including Fat Joe who tweeted "R.I.P. Chris Lighty .... That man saved my life" After a year of divorce from his wife Veronica, Lighty has faced a lot of financial debt including owing the IRS 5 million dollars.