Kevin Gates is not against sleeping with his cousin, speaking out about Obama, and lately he is not opposed to fighting women either. Gates got into it with a group of girls during his recent Michigan show, and as the night went on he fought with a different girl during the same show. Allegedly, a few girls started grabbing him, and he decided to go after them. His security had to pull him back in from the crowd. Even if the women were harassing Gates, why not let security handle it before deciding to
"I was getting dragged across floors, shot at," said Michel'le. "One night we were arguing. He went and got the gun. I just made it through the bathroom door. He shot at me and missed me by that much."
Michel'le goes on to say that Dre never tried to shoot her again, but she stated he did beat her repeatedly. According to the "No More Lies" performer, the two finally split after nearly a decade together. Michel'le also discussed the infamous Dee Barnes incident where Dre attacked Barnes at an event.
"It was normal to me," Michel'le said about Dre allegedly assaulting Barnes.
Young Dro was arrested last Saturday (Mar. 28) for theft in Atlanta, according to reports.
The 36-year-old, born D' Juan Hart, was reportedly charged with theft by conversion of leased or rented personal property for an incident that occurred in February. This charge refers to when someone uses another's person's property or money for their own purposes. He was released on Tuesday (Mar. 30) on $2,000 bail.
Dro was actually apprehended while being busted for an unrelated incident by another law enforcement agency.
"In the process, officers learned of an outstanding warrant for his arrest in DeKalb County," DeKalb County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cynthia Williams told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The Grand Hustle signee has yet to release a statement.
When the holiday season rolls back around at the end of 2015, television viewers will have the chance to see a new version of The Wiz. NBC has announced the network will air a live remake of the musical on
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are set to produce. The duo handled the reigns of NBC's previous TV musicals The Sound Of Music and Peter Pan. Tony winnerKenny Leon (Holler If Ya Hear Me, A Raisin In The Sun) will direct the presentation, and Cirque du Soleil is involved in the production as well. The Leon directed Wiz will then move to Broadway in 2016.
"We love this yearly tradition and we're more excited than ever to not only bring another Broadway musical to America's living rooms, but also see it land on Broadway as well," said NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. "It's a natural next step for our live musical events, and we're so pleased to be in business with this award-winning creative team and Scott Zeiger, president and managing director of Cirque du Soleil's new theatrical division. Cirque's incredible imagination will help bring the fantasy world of Oz vividly to life and give this great show a modern spin on the age-old story we all love."
The original The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" opened on Broadway in 1975. The play won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. The film adaptation of The Wiz was released in 1978. It featured an all-star cast including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Lena Horne, and Richard Pryor.
NBC's decision to recreate The Wiz later this year comes on the heels of the massive success of the Hip Hop musical soap opera Empire. The Fox drama attracted an average of 16.5 million viewers for its two-part season finale on March 18.
First Diddy ran the city, now the Bad Boy will run over to Broadway where he will star in a revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," according to the New York Post.The hip-hop mogul reportedly auditioned for the part several times with the director, the casting director and an…
Sean "Diddy" Combs is transferring his Broadway experience to the small screen in a new television movie adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun.Production recently started on the three-hour feature in Toronto, Canada. The feature will air on ABC during the 2007 season.Combs, who received critical acclaim for…
"If you put in work, everyone else, you go to work you get paid," Jay Z says. "That's fair trade. It's what our country is built on."
In the span of a few weeks Jay Z's new artist-owned streaming service has gone from an unknown foreign underdog to the talk of the town.
Yesterday, TIDAL launched with a showy press conference featuring more than a dozen high-profile artists that each reportedly own a stake in the company. Speaking with Billboard about the rollout, Jay Z explained why he chose to invest in streaming, align himself with fellow musicians as owners, and how the music industry has reacted to the push.
"For someone like me, I can go on tour," Jay Z said of a musician's options for making money. "But what about the people working on the record, the content creators and not just the artists? If they're not being compensated properly, then I think we'll lose some writers and producers and people like that who depend on fair trade. Some would probably have to take another job, and I think we'll lose some great writers in the process. Is it fair? No. If you put in work, everyone else, you go to work you get paid. That's fair trade. It's what our country is built on."
When asked if he encountered any major label backlash when presenting the idea around the industry, Jay offered that TIDAL isn't in competition with labels.
"I think the labels were a bit suspicious that we were creating a record company," he said. "It's not a record company; if anything, it's a record store. I have a record company. I don't want another label. I'm happy with what I'm doing. But some were suspicious. We had talks, like, 'Man, you guys also ought to bless this talent. We want you to be involved in this thing as well.' Again, we're not even against other streaming companies. We want everyone to do well. We just want to carve out our section and let our voice be heard."
While millions of dollars are on the line, Jay Z also speaks about TIDAL figuratively as a way of attacking the industry status quo.
"If everyone says, 'Wow, so many things have changed.' This has gotten better," he said. "I like what's happening. If Aloe Blacc and his writers, the guys he wrote with, are not seeing a $4,000 check from 168 million streams. They did their job, they worked, they done it. The people loved it, the people consumed it. Where'd it go? People didn't pay or stream Aloe Blacc's music for it to turn into vapor and go into the air. Where is it?"