2 Maryland teenagers were among a group of thugs who robbed a 64-year-old man at gunpoint.The unidentified man was sitting on a park bench reading a book when the gang approached and attacked him. The youths stabbed the man, maced him, and filmed posted a video of the assault on Facebook.Police arrested Zannay Laws and Dakei Perry, both 18, and charged them with attempted murder and robbery.Police are looking for two other suspects.The Baltimore Sun reports that Laws filmed the attack on her cell phone while Perry and the others attacked the man. Afterwards, Laws posted the video on her Facebook page.The Baltimore Sun — One of the suspects placed a gun to his head, demanding money and property. Another stabbed him in his lower back, then a third sprayed him with Mace. Police say in charging documents that Laws was streaming video of the attack to Facebook.The victim was stabbed again, in the right arm, before the suspects fled with his iPhone, his North Face backpack and $60 in cash.Police spokesman T.J. Smith said a citizen tip helped lead police to the suspects, and suggested the Facebook posts were helpful to investigators.Laws was ordered held without bond Friday, while Perry was initially ordered held on $50,000 bond and a District Court judge ordered him held without bond at a bail review. Neither appears to have a prior criminal record. Attorneys were not yet listed in court records.
Over the weekend rapper Game accused Meek Mill of snitching on him for stealing Sean Kingston’s chain [click here if you missed that].Is Game the REAL snitch…? Insiders tell Sandra Rose,”When was the last time you heard [a hit] from The Game? He ain’t got nothing going on, and yet TMZ keep writing on him…. Why is that? You already know… Because he’s telling them everything on everybody…. Why would they keep reporting on somebody that ain’t got nothing going on? He’s a safe black for them to write on.”
Atlanta rapper Rapper Shanty Lo has died.
Friends of the rapper are currently expressing their sorrow on social media According to multiple reports, Shawty died after a being involved in a hit and run car crash while leaving Young Joc’s birthday party at the Blue Flame Lounge.
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Recently former stripper Amber Rose claimed to have experienced her very first threesome….and she hated it.
Amber admitted on her new podcast that she tried a threesome recently because she felt pressure to experience new things sexually.
However the experience was not as passionate as she expected and she would never do it again with a guy and another girl.
She is open to trying it again with two guys, however.
Hip Hop artist Desiigner arrested on gun and drug charges in New York…
According to TMZ, The G.O.O.D. Music artist was in a car that got into a screaming match with the driver of an SUV who claims the Panda rapper pulled a gun on him.
The SUV occupants wrote down Desiigner’s license plate number, reported the incident to police who pulled the rapper over and found a gun and a large quality of loose pills, including Oxycontin, in the center console of the vehicle.
Desiigner and the other 4 passengers in the car were arrested and booked on felony criminal possession of a controlled substance and felony criminal possession of drugs with intent to sell charges.
Desiigner was also hit with felony criminal possession of a loaded weapon and menacing charges for pointing the gun at the other driver.
All five are currently being held without bond. See the arrest video below:
WRRR’s Indie Play of the Day – Ms. Paisha All the Time
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WRRR Indie Artist Video Pick – Karina Nistal – Heavy
Heavy is one of the most personal tracks Karina Nistal wrote on the album #KaRAGEous. She had so many requests to make a video for this song, and she didn’t want to wrap up the promotion for this album without making this video. This will be the last video for KaRAGEous. Karina wants to thank everyone who contributed to the making of this video and was apart of it:
Rick Escamilla – Director/Storyboard
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Charles Chudabala – Angel actor
Jackiee Almeida – Make-up; Cristina and Marcello from Sexy Hair – stylist
Special thanks to: Adreaune Hulbert, Shara Johnson, Eduardo Green and Ariel Yabek for all your love and support!
NEW ALBUM “Living Proof” due out January 2016!
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For Destiny’s Child fans holding their breath for a reunion tour, please let the air out, cause’ it ain’t gonna happen!
Huffingtonpost reports that Kelly Rowland, in an interview with Us Weekly, said that she and fellow Independent Women Beyoncé Knowles and Michelle Williams haven’t even discussed getting back together.
“It hasn’t been something that we’ve talked about at all,” Rowland said. “We’ve just been enjoying each other, whether it’s been about our music, whether it’s been about motherhood or our personal lives. That’s what it’s really been about. That’s been the most beautiful part.”
The 34-year-old new mom added, “We love each other.”
Williams told E! News in 2013 that it would take “something epic and worthwhile and amazing” to get the Destiny’s Child together.
“I’m never going to say never, but it’ll be a long time,” said Williams.
Williams, Rowland and Knowles last performed together in March at the 30th Annual Stellar Awards in Las Vegas, and everyone remembers their last reunion during Beyoncé’s halftime performance for the 2013 Super Bowl.
But even though we see less and less of Destiny’s Child together, all of the group members are staying busy. Beyoncé is raising daughter Blue Ivy and recently performed at Jay Z’s TIDAL X concert in Brooklyn. Rowland gave birth to son Titan Witherspoon in November 2014 and is busy with a role on Season 2 of “Empire.” And Michelle Williams landed a guest appearance on Bounce TV’s “Family Time” and has appeared on Broadway over the years.
80’s singer Boy George dropped a bombshell during a taping of NBC’s The Voice when he revealed that he had ‘relations’ with the Royal Rocker in the past.
The DailyMail reports that the Voice’s newcomer made the shocking claim during the show’s live audition stage in front of a studio audience
A source told The Sun that it ‘sent the audience absolutely wild and forced producers to stop filming.’
Sitting on the judging panel alongside Will.i.am, Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson and singer Paloma Faith, the foursome boasted about who they’d collaborated with.
London-born singer/songwriter Boy George enthused: ‘I have duetted with some of the greatest soul singers in history including Luther Vandross and Smokey Robinson.’
Paloma hit back: ‘Well OK, if we’re throwing big soul names out there I’ve performed with Prince.’
To which George reportedly replied: ‘Forget that, darling, I’ve slept with Prince.’
A production source told the newspaper that the crew couldn’t believe what they had heard and the crowd went ‘absolutely wild.’
They added that the other judges, especially Will.i.am, thought it was brilliant and kept on high-fiving him.
The source said: ‘Production staff had to come up on stage and speak to them.
‘After that, Boy George started backtracking saying he hadn’t really slept with Prince and that in reality, he just had his poster on his wall.
The eccentric hit-maker was confirmed as the replacement coach for Tom Jones – who’d been on the show since its first series in 2012 – in August.
Speaking about his new role when the 2016 line-up was announced, Boy George said: ‘I’m thrilled and excited to be a coach on The Voice UK.
‘I’m a huge fan of the show and have watched and engaged with it from series one.’
But it wasn’t all plain-sailing as Tom, 72, hit out at BBC bosses at the time for the way in which he was ditched ‘without consultation’.
The fifth series of The Voice starts in Jan 2016 BBC One.
Well, you knew it would have to happen sooner or later. But where’s Diddy in all of this though?
Rhymeswithsnitch reports that Snoop Dogg, Birdman, Jermaine Dupri, and Damon Dash are set to star in a new reality show on BET…
BET announced yesterday that a new reality show centered around Snoop, Birdman, JD and Dame Dash would begin shooting in November for a 2016 air date.
The as yet unnamed show will focus on the four as they juggle family life and business.
Damn. Sometimes if you know you got to pay, you have to figure the best thing to do is not show up at a high profile event if you owe.
Boombox.com reports that Scarface’s honorary tribute at the 2015 BET Hip-Hop Awards ended on a sour note after the rap legend was reportedly arrested backstage after receiving his prestigious I Am Hip-Hop Award on Friday (Oct. 9).
According to photographer/blogger Freddy-O, the Houston rhymer was leaving the stage when reportedly 10 sheriffs approached ‘Face and subsequently arrested him. Insiders informed the blogger that Scarface was taken into custody for an outstanding warrant in the State of Texas for unpaid child support. Freddy-O writes:
Scarface was so concerned about accepting his award and not disappointing his fans he risked being arrested. Snoop was back stage when Scarface was arrested and was upset that; the great moment ended on a sour note. The incident resulted in the show being delayed.”
As we previously reported, Scarface received the coveted I Am Hip-Hop Award for his venerable career in rap music. Fellow rapper Ludacris presented the honor to the former Geto Boys rhymer who delivered a very short acceptance speech. “I’m not (expletive) without y’all,” he said while raising the award in the air before walking off.
Reps for Scarface had no comment on the matter. According to AllHipHop.com, the veteran rapper was in great spirits before he accepted his award and there was no indication that something was awry.
Hopefully, Scarface has rectify his situation and is out of police custody. This is not how a rap legend should go out at a hip-hop awards show.
In the meantime, the 2015 BET Hip-Hop Awards will air on BET on Oct. 13 at 8PM ET. To check out photos from the event, head over to BET.com.
CNN reports that pop singer Selena Gomez has revealed in Billboard that her diagnosis with the autoimmune disease lupus was behind a recent hiatus from the spotlight.
“I was diagnosed with lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy. That’s what my break was really about. I could’ve had a stroke,” Gomez told the magazine in a cover story coming out Thursday.
Rumors swirled around the 23-year-old singer when she canceled part of her tour back in 2013.
About 1.5 million Americans have lupus, and it strikes mostly women between the ages of 15 and 44.
What is lupus?
Lupus is a chronic disease that can affect any part of the body — typically the skin, joints, blood and kidneys, according to the Lupus Foundation of America. The immune systems of lupus sufferers essentially go haywire, and instead of fighting off viruses and bacteria with antibodies, their bodies create autoantibodies that attack healthy tissue. Symptoms can include fatigue, fever, weight loss, painful joints, rash, hearing loss, anemia, abnormal bloating and mouth ulcers.
“I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again,” Gomez told Billboard.
Gomez’s concern about having a stroke is legitimate.
“There can be an increased risk of … strokes, blood clotting in the legs or even heart attacks,” said Dr. Joan Merrill, medical director of the Lupus Foundation of America.
Another member of Three 6 Mafia has passed away —
Koopsta Knicca died on Thursday after suffering a stroke … according to DJ Paul.
TMZ reports that Paul announced Koopsta’s death on social media Thursday evening, but then did a quick about-face … saying Koopsta was still fighting, and on life support. He eventually died overnight, and Paul released a statement saying, “Everyone who knew Koop knew hew was very funny and the coolest guy ever! He will be missed!!!”
KK had been hospitalized since last weekend when he suffered the stroke. He was 40, the same age as Lord Infamous … the other Three 6 Mafia member who passed away in 2013.
As viewers watch as Luscious makes his grand entrance into the Lyon’s family dining room, one can only feel some of the surly glee in his eyes as he courts ideas of exacting punishment on those who betrayed him. The ensuing war between Luscious’ Empire and Cookie’s Dynasty is upon us know, and God help those in their way.
After being freed from prison, Luscious doesn’t miss a beat, starting with a huge rally in his name and acquiring his position as head of Empire as if he hadn’t even left. ‘I’m giving ya’ll one last chance because ya’ll are my family. I know ya’ll can’t eat without me because all ya’ll got is pride. And it’s chewy and it’s hard to swallow. Let it go.’ bellows Luscious to those present at the table. Cookie snaps back coyly saying, ‘I don’t know what happened to you when you were locked up, but you got me twisted, O.G. I’m always gonna’ eat. Just not with you.’, as she slowly walks away, pulling the tablecloth with her, wasting the family meal on the floor. Wow.
I see that the writers are sticking to what fans like the most, and that’s the fireworks in the dynamics between the inner circles of the Lyons. Andre finally confesses to his mother concerning Rhonda’s pregnancy, and Cookie couldn’t have been happier. Yet Andre’s desperation to get back into the Empire fold is what was most disheartening for Cookie to watch. Luscious’ fears regarding Andre taking reins of the company further came to the surface when it came to a possible hereditary passing down of Andre’s Bi-polar issues to his grandchild. ‘Aren’t you worried?’ Luscious asks. ‘About what?’ Andre responds. ‘The child’s mental health’ the beleaguered CEO says to his son, knowing his own mother’s battles with being Bi-polar (as played by Kelly Rowland last week see here) via the flashbacks we saw. Bi-polar doesn’t run in our family, Dad. There’s nothing to worry about’ says Andre, even though one might suspect that even Andre himself doesn’t believe what he’s saying.
Cookie pulls no punches in getting Hakeem’s music promoted, and what better way than having your son on Sway in The Morning’s radio show? Hakeem however, against his mother’s wishes, lets Sway know about his talented, but inexperienced, all girl group Mirage-á-Trois. What better way to fix this snafu than to have Hakeem and crew crash Luscious’ release event for Jamal?
Even though Jamal and special guest Hip Hop start Pitbull put a fairly good performance, I would have to say Jamal’s song ‘Run It’ with super producer Timbaland, hands down is probably going to be the hit of this season. Of course, the ultimate slap in the face came from daddy Lyons, in the form of stealing Jamal’s prized girl group from beneath him. Being dirty isn’t easy folks.
Overall, this was a well-balanced episode, without too many over-arching storylines to contend with.
If you already didn’t know, last month a sex tape leaked starring Love and Hip Hop Hollywood’s Nikki Mudarris and her ex boyfriend producer Mally Mall (see here)
Nikki is now claiming that there are more tapes and Mally is using them to blackmail her.
TMZ Nikki requested a restraining order against Mally accusing him of threatening to harm her and himself and claims he told her he would ‘expose her dirty P’ a week before the tape leaked.
Nikki claims Mally has also been demanding money and she thinks there are more tapes that were made without her permission.
Rapper Fat Joe, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, recently wrote a loving tribute to his special needs son Joey, on social media.
The 45-year-old New York native has three children. Back in 2010, he opened up about the journey of becoming a father for the first time at a young age during an interview with UrbLife.
“My oldest son is Joey, he’s 18,” he said. “When I had him I was very young. I love my son dearly, but I didn’t feel like I was ready to have kids at the time. From time to time I told my mom and dad they should have educated me on the responsibilities of having a kid. He was a special needs child, I raised him with my parents. His mom couldn’t handle him, and instead of him going to a center we raised him all of his life. I had to learn the responsibilities of being a parent the hard way.”
Sorry 50 Cent. His tirade on what may caused FOX’s Empire ratings last week (see here) to drop may have been a little premature.
Last week initial viewing totals for Fox hit series Empire showed a 19% decline in ratings
That was before the DVR totals were tallied up. According to initial reports 13.7 million viewers tuned in to watch Empire live last week but delayed viewing totals boosted the number to 18 million!
Knicks coach Derek Fisher was attacked in Los Angeles by NBA bad boy Matt Barnes, who drove 95 miles to “beat the s—t out of him” when he found out Fisher was romancing his estranged wife, sources told The Post on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-7 Barnes, who now plays for the Memphis Grizzlies, made a fast break from his team’s California training camp Saturday when he was tipped off that Fisher was making time with sultry “Basketball Wives LA” star Gloria Govan in the home Barnes once shared with her.
The NBA is investigating the brawl.
Sources told The Post that Barnes became incensed when his 6-year-old twin sons, Carter and Isaiah, called to tell him that Fisher was at the house.
“Barnes went crazy. He got in his car and went to the house and went after Fisher,” one source said. “Matt then drove down there to beat the s–t out of him.”
Fisher and Barnes were teammates on the LA Lakers for two seasons.
Barnes — a forward who’s known as an “enforcer” for his aggressive style of play — found Fisher, Govan and about 10 other people around a bonfire in the back yard, sources said.
A fight erupted at 11:45 p.m. between the 235-pound Barnes and the 6-1, 200-pound Fisher. Cops were called, but Fisher left before they arrived, the sources said.
Following the dustup, Barnes, 35, texted a pal that he had not only assaulted Fisher, 41, but also took revenge on Govan, one source said.
“I kicked his ass from the back yard to the front room, and spit in her face,” the text read, according to the source.
A source close to Fisher confirmed the fight, but insisted it wasn’t as one-sided as Barnes claimed.
“Matt came after Derek, but he only had a few scratches,” the source said. “Derek’s not going to press charges; he’s going to let it go.”
Fisher, who declined to comment in detail about the dustup, looked no worse for wear before the Knicks’ preseason game against the Brazilian Paschoalotto/Bauru team at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.
Derek Fisher talks to the media before the Knicks game Wednesday night at the Garden.Photo: Paul J. Bereswill
Govan was planning to file a restraining order against Barnes, sources said.
Reps for Barnes and Govan didn’t return requests for comment. The Grizzlies issued a statement saying they were “aware [of] and currently gathering information regarding” The Post’s online exclusive on the incident.
Asked how he felt in the wake of the fight, Fisher said, “My state of mind — like I talked to the guys a few minutes ago — is personal, and private matters are personal and private.
“I’ve been through a lot in life. Sometimes, we go through things we can’t or can control. I’m here. I’m focused. It’s not something that’s going to take me away from what we’re trying to do.”
Fisher refused to say why he missed the team’s practice on Monday, which the Knicks had tweeted was “due to personal reasons.”
LA court records show Barnes filed for divorce in January. In August, he claimed that he had been dating pop star Rihanna and that they’d gone “past the crush stage,” but she denied it on Instagram.
Sources said Fisher began dating Govan, 29, “a few months” ago, and on Sept. 27, a Twitter user with the handle @alexiss_henry tweeted: “I spy Derek Fisher with Matt Barnes’ kids.”
In March, Fisher filed for divorce from his wife, Candace, a month after their 10th anniversary.
Candace, who has twin sons with the coach, responded with court papers saying she was “blindsided” by the move and discovered he had secretly moved his stuff out of their New York apartment when she went to check on it, according to TMZ.
Saturday’s altercation wasn’t the first time Barnes has flashed rage.
In 2012, he was arrested for allegedly threatening a California cop who recognized him for an outstanding warrant for driving with a suspended license.
He was also arrested in 2010 on suspicion of felony domestic violence against Govan, who was his fiancée at the time.
She denied he had abused her during a fight at their home, and the charge was later dropped.
Earlier this year, the NBA fined Barnes $50,000 for directing “inappropriate language at a fan” who was seated courtside during a May 1 playoff game — and who turned out to be the mom of Houston guard James Harden.
The NBA didn’t detail the trash talk, but reports on Twitter claimed that Barnes, who later apologized, said, “Suck my d- -k, bitch.”
Barnes was also fined $25,000 in January for kicking water and cursing at a fan in Washington.
Later that month, he was fined another $25,000 for swearing at Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver, who Barnes later said “cussed at me” first.
Barnes met Govan when she was 12, and they started dating in 2006, when he played for the Golden State Warriors. The couple married in 2012.
Singer Chris Brown threatened model Tyson Beckford earlier this year for posting selfies on Instagram with Chris’ ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran. Well Tyson feels that Chris is probably not working with a full deck
Tyson Beckford tells TMZ
“When you’re someone who’s at my level and you realize someone else is not really all there, you just say, ‘You know what, I’m just gonna let you slide because I realize you’re not all there.'”
TMZ reports that Nick Gordon says Bobbi Kristina’s family is painting him as a murderer (see here) and scumbag to the point he will never get a fair trial if he’s criminally prosecuted.
Gordon says in legal docs the Brown family has painted him a “murderer, a habitual batterer of women, a seducer of young white females, a thief and/or con man fueled by monetary gain, and a chemist capable of making a toxic cocktail.”
Gordon is asking the judge to stop the $40 million wrongful death lawsuit the Browns filed against him until the criminal process runs its course.
The big thing for Gordon … he says he has a right to remain silent, and the civil case would force him to answer questions that could be used against him if criminal charges are filed.
This past weekend Amber Rose broke down in tears during her LA SlutWalk protest march while speaking about being slut-shamed by her estranged husband Wiz Khalifa
Looks like the SlutWalk brought them back together…
Amber and Wiz let everyone know all was good between them last night after posting pictures of each other on social media.
Model Chrissy Teigen says that she is forced to start fights with her husband John Legend because he’s so passive
Chrissy gives ‘Entertainment Tonight’ the 411…
”He’s so calm. He just has a really good soul and a good heart. There’s not really much that can go wrong when that is there – nothing really triggers him or sets him off.”
”The fights are always crap. There’s stuff that I just make up just to have a fight.”
Superstar singer Rihanna recently cleared the air on any rumors surrounding her and Chris Brown having on having an ongoing secret relationship.
Rihanna tells Vanity Fair
“…I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn’t understand him. Even after … But you know, you realize after a while that in that situation you’re the enemy. You want the best for them, but if you remind them of their failures, or if you remind them of bad moments in their life, or even if you say I’m willing to put up with something, they think less of you—because they know you don’t deserve what they’re going to give. And if you put up with it, maybe you are agreeing that you [deserve] this, and that’s when I finally had to say, ‘Uh-oh, I was stupid thinking I was built for this.’ Sometimes you just have to walk away.” Now, she says, “I don’t hate him. I will care about him until the day I die. We’re not friends, but it’s not like we’re enemies. We don’t have much of a relationship now.”
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs seeks to put Bad Boy back on top with a partnership with Epic Records.
Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs’ 22-year-old music house Bad Boy Entertainment has teamed with Epic Records, the Sony Music company announced today (Oct. 5). The exclusive partnership includes distribution of two forthcoming Puff Daddy albums and provides a home for Bad Boy artists covering customary label services including promotion, marketing, sales and distribution.
Puff Daddy will celebrate the signing by performing new music at the BET Hip-Hop Awards scheduled for Oct. 13 in Atlanta.
Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shurmda was denied bail on Monday and will stay in jail (see here) until his February 22 trial date.
Shurmda has been locked up since December when he was arrested along with 14 other members of the G-Stone 90s street gang on drugs and weapons charges.
Apparently one of Young Thug’s baby mama’s got caught on camera threatening their son with a stun gun.
In this video that has since been removed from Instagram Young Thug’s baby mama account, she is seen threatening their son with a stun gun if he doesn’t hurry and get dressed.
The caption of the video read, “He wants to take his time to get ready for his game because his cartoon is on.”
According to Fameolous an investigation by Family and Children Services has been launched.
Onyx’s Fredro Starr, who was accompanied by Loaded Lux , recently commented about his long awaited battle against Def Squad representative, Keith Murray.
When asked how he felt the battle went down, the “Slam” emcee described to DJ Vlad his match up as hip hop history and also expressed his opinion that the bout was a good look for the battle rap as a whole.
Fans of the culture as well as emcees in this era usually prefer battles that are acapella rather than having competitors spit to an instrumental. When asked if he felt there was difference battling to a beat, the Onyx member stated that although he prefers to battle without a beat, an emcee must be versatile enough to perform in whatever format that is provided.
Many who were in attendance for the showdown shared the same belief that Fredro Starr was the victor of the battle. After the legendary Loaded Lux told Vlad he felt the same way, Starr humbly stated that it is up for the fans to decide.
The “Confessions of a Video Vixen” author Karrine Steffans, better know by her well-earned moniker ‘Superhead’, shared her feelings with DJ Vlad on women exposing people online for free.
Karrinew went on to say that people expose celebrities online for free far too often these days. Karrine also told us she’s not buying that Mia Isabella’s phone was hacked. She pointed out that Mia was confessing her love for Tyga in one of the alleged messages, which Karrine said could be a possible reason for her leaking the texts.
Watch the video below for more..
Rapper Missy Elliott has reportedly been hit with a lawsuit for allegedly failing to promote two concerts in Brazil, leading to poor ticket sales.
The Work It star was booked to play gigs in Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre in November 2012 and reportedly agreed to promote the shows in a scheduled appearance on Brazilian TV network Rede Globo.
However, in legal documents obtained by TMZ, concert booker Jean Faustin claims Elliott failed to show up for the TV promos, which he alleges subsequently led to poor ticket sales. As a result, both concerts were cancelled.
In his lawsuit, Faustin says he paid Elliott a £46,875 deposit for the concerts, and he is seeking reimbursement for the advance, plus interest.
Elliott, 44, has had a busy 2015, playing the Essence Music Festival in Louisiana, US, Bestival on the Isle of Wight, UK, and the Pemberton Music Festival in British Colombia, Canada.
She also performed alongside Katy Perry at this year’s (15) Super Bowl.
“I thank Katy ’cause she could have picked any artist. It was big for her. Most artists would be like, ‘Let me get somebody on the top of the charts just to make my joint just go even higher,’” Missy said at the time. “We did a record together, and I thought I was going to come out on the record we did. She said, ‘I want you to do your records.’ I’m like, ‘Wow.’”
50 Cent is back to his old antics again with starting beef, only this time it’s with Lee Daniel’s hit show Empire!
Huffingtonpost reports that viewership for the second episode of this season of “Empire” was down 2.3 million people — 18 percent — and 50 Cent thinks he knows why.
The rapper took to Instagram to blame it on all the “gay stuff.” Ugh.
More precisely, 50 Cent posted a screengrab of a post from Industry on Blast’s Instagram account that was captioned, “There are 3 million less [sic] viewers who tuned into last night’s Empire episode!!!! did you watch it? We could not take the extra gay stuff or celebrity stuff last night!!!!”
For the few non-“Empire”-watchers out there: One of the lead characters on the show, Jamal Lyons, played by Jussie Smollett, is an openly gay musician who was tapped to be the CEO of Empire Entertainment at the end of Season 1. The Season 2 premiere also featured a plotline about an effort to use female sex appeal to convince a lesbian investor, played by Marisa Tomei, to invest in a new music company.
Despite the drop, the ratings for the second episode of “Empire” in the coveted 18-49 demo were still good enough to handily beat every other scripted show on TV last week.
Viewership for the Fox show is also about four times higher than that of the top-rated episode of “Power,” the drama that 50 Cent produces for Starz. It wouldn’t be a stretch to connect 50 Cent’s insensitive social media commentary on “Empire” to the rivalry between the two shows, both of which feature mostly black casts.
50 Cent, for his part, recanted his Instagram comments — sort of. He took down the original post and put up, in its stead, the following photo:
The photo was captioned, “It must be a slow news week, they’re gonna say 50 said Empire lost 3 million views because of to much gay shit. He only said cookie call me, but the fucking kid is fucking up the show. Now every one is waiting for POWER, I told him to lay low.”
50 Cent’s defense seems to be that he wasn’t the one who wrote the original caption talking about the “gay stuff” — he just reposted it! But his sincerity is undercut by his reference to Jamal as “the fucking kid […] fucking up the show.” Not to mention the fact that his Instagram profile lacks the crucial social media disclaimer “Reposts ≠ endorsements”!
Insiders on the Empire claim Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard’s mutual dislike for each other may spell trouble for their hit show…
Sources tell Star Magazine
“Thing are really tense on set. Terrence is jealous that Taraji is getting so much airtime and will barely speak to her if the cameras aren’t rolling.”
“Taraji knows about Terrence’s violent history and doesn’t want to push the wrong buttons. She doesn’t really want anything to do with him.”
The prison letters of the late rapper Tupac Shakur are being sold 20 years after his death, but only for a buyer with Boss-Playa money.
The seller, a purveyor of precious historical paperwork called Moments in Time, is selling the five-page prison letter for $225,000. It’s a fixed price, first-come-first-serve offer, according to Gary Zimet, owner of Moments in Time.
Shakur penned the papers while serving time at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., after his 1995 conviction for sexually abusing a fan.
Shakur wrote a one-page letter to Nina Bhadreshwar, a staffer at Death Row Records, and included in the envelope was a separate four-page explanation of his philosophy entitled “Is THUG Life Dead?”
“It’s long but it’s true,” he wrote to Bhardreshwar. “Use it as U see fit. I am not granting this information 2 any other publication, not even Time & Rollingstone. So please represent it.”
The rapper, who had already survived a five-bullet shooting, launched into a rambling manifesto aimed at young black men, as he contemplated his newly sober existence behind bars.
“The thug in me started buggin from withdrawal from my previous medicated state and under the pressure I nearly lost my mind,” he wrote.
He outlined the three stages of man, starting with “DustKicker” and evolving into “Thug.” He said that if man survives the thug phase, he can attain the highest state of all: “BossPlaya.”
“A Boss Playa is a thinker, a leader, a builder, a moneymaker, a souljah, a teacher and most of all a Man!” he wrote.
He urged “all the Souljahs of this Nation 2 examine and evaluate your lives. Are u ready 4 the next level! I Did not begin thug life I just personified it.”
He also complained about the correctional officers at Clinton Correctional getting rough with prisoners and insulting them with racial slurs.
The staffers of Clinton Correctional are currently under investigation after two convicted murderers escaped this summer, launching a massive police manhunt as they survived in the woods for weeks. Both of the fugitives were eventually shot: one killed, one recaptured. A prison employee pleaded guilty to helping them escape and was sentenced to up to seven years.
While Shakur was behind bars at Clinton Correctional, he released his album “Me Against the World.” He is believed to be the first person to release a number one album while serving time.
Not long after he was released from prison in 1996, he was shot to death in Las Vegas. The drive-by murder has never been solved, leading to conspiracy theories that he might still be alive. These theories are fueled by the massive volume of work he’s produced since his death, including his postmortem performance as an on-stage hologram — and his prison letters.
“Hopefully this will do some of u some good,” wrote Shakur from Clinton. “If it does then I don’t sit in jail in vain. I’ll see y’all in about 18 months.”
Earlier this week pop Rihanna bragged about breaking viewing records for her Rock in Rio concert in Brazil.
After Rihanna’s show in Brazil the singer posted on Instagram that over 7 million people tuned in to watch her perform.
But website Oh No They Didn’t proved otherwise regarding her tally.
After going over the ratings stats on Brazilian website Contém POP posters on ONTD revealed
“Looking into the detailed report of the event ratings, we can see the number is completely false.”
“With 2.1 points higher than the second place Adam Lambert and Queen, the report says. 1 rating point is equivalent to 67.000 people watching. This means Rihanna only had 502,000 people watching.”
On this week’s past episode of Empire, Taraji P. Henson’s character Cookie made a comment about Jennifer Lopez’s singing ability, and it was not kindly.
During the episode Cookie Lyon tells son Hakeem, who’s putting together an all girl group,
“Ain’t nothing wrong with a couple of JLos…as long as they can really sing.”
Last night Lee Daniels apologized to Jennifer
Empire creator Lee Daniels apologized for Cookie’s line on the show…and even offered her a guest starring role on FOX’s hit show.
If you’re a Janet Jackson fan, don’t hold your breath waiting for her to come to Las Vegas.
Yesterday Janet Jackson’s camp announced the singer had been placed on vocal rest and that the Las Vegas stops on the Unbreakable tour had been canceled.
Janet will make up the dates next year at Planet Hollywood’s new 20k seat arena.
Music producer Mally Mall denied leaking sex tape featuring ex-girlfriend Nikki Mudarris (see here)
Empire Season 2, Episode 2: “Without a Country” Review: Taking Cues from The Past
The second season episode of FOX’s Empire “Without a Country”, fared better this week (see here for last week’s review) in terms of stronger storytelling, ending with the long waited release of the crafty ‘King’ of the record label Luscious Lyons (Terrence Howard). Continuing from last episode, we see the prosecutor Roxanne Ford (Tyra Ferrell) still fumbling her way through her case against Luscious. When conventional means wear thin, Roxanne tries to strong-arm Luscious by withholding his medication to make him break, courtesy of Hip Hop guest star Ludacris (playing an unconvincing, mean-spirited prison guard named Officer McKnight).
The constant barrage of harassment by Roxanne and Officer McKnight only serves to embolden Luscious’ energy to record more music while being incarcerated . Terrance Howard’s foray into the indignant prison track ‘Snitch Bitch’, provided Luscious the freedom he so craved, even while he’s behind bars. He’s just sending a friendly reminder to those in his family who betrayed him, that the King has still got it. Sometimes the seams within the fabric of Howard’s performance frayed a little, giving way to not so much as performance confidence as it did to clumsy desperation. In other words Terrance, less rapping at this point and age of your life, and more acting like a seasoned leader of the pack, as demonstrated with his prison co-horts and business associates in the past.
Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) of course is still like a tidal wave, moving with gale force throughout this episode, galvanizing the support of sons Andre and Hakeem to build a new label. Jamal (Jussie Smollett) is still resisting his family’s prodding to release Hakeem’s (Bryshere Y. Gray) record, even after being scolded by his mother into doing so. The rise to CEO of Empire records has not dampened Jamal’s creativity however, and with help from producers Timbaland and Ne-Yo, that fact is exemplified in this season’s musical scores.
Hakeem is determined to bolster his stunted career by trying to create his own ‘Destiny’s Child’ type of girl group, holding a sometimes awkward casting call with only a few promising delights. Jamal’s pleading to Hakeem on their father’s behest to come back to the label backfires, after Hakeem leaks his own embargoed debut online. The constant battle for the top spot gets a little disjointed as the story moves along. Cookie’s alliances are even more blurred this season as opposed to last, showing more favoritism to Hakeem, who despised his mother’s handling last year. As to give Luscious the proverbial poke in the eye, the mother and son duo dubiously name their new label ‘Lyons Dynasty”, much to the chagrin of Jamal, who tells Hakeem the name sounds ‘corny’.
Some glaring character issues still comes to the surface, especially Anika’s (Grace Gealey) role, which has been reduced from the titular sex- kitten antagonist, to a mere errand/call girl this season. The most interesting plot development this episode is the exceptional scene between Luscious and Andre (Trai Byers) in the visiting room at prison. In the poignant part of their encounter, Andre espouses to his father, ‘Of all of your children, after throwing Jamal in a trash can as a child, and Jamal sleeping with your fiancé, you have despised me, the one who never betrayed you!’ Viewers were then swept back into a flashback scene with Luscious as a child being held by his mother (played by Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland) being serenated by a by a mellow lullaby. As the scene progresses along with her melody, you then witness Luscious’ mother eyes drift off into almost a catatonic state, revealing to the audience a glimpse into Luscious fears regarding Andre’s Bi-polar condition.
The second episode showed more growth than the sporadic first of this season by showing us glimpses into the Lyon’s past, which may provide promise in future shows to come. What the show is desperately lacking at this point is a linear focus on where the characters should stand from one episode to the next. Where is Mimi? (Marisa Tomei) For such a major role within the company, was she just a one shot guest? How can an artist quit one record label to go to another without being sued for breaking contractual conditions and not having their career hampered for months? As affluent and well-connected as the Lyons family are, why doesn’t Luscious have legal counsel on standby, as opposed to resorting to using the spastic, ill-dressed lawyer Thirsty Rawlings (Andre Royo of “The Wire”) that appears from out of thin air in the prison’s visiting room? With such a stellar cast in FOX’s hands, it would be a waste to have Empire become a Hip Hop second cousin to the network’s other ratings giant ‘Glee’.
The extraordinary hip hop career of Hip Hop artist Nas is set to take a new turn in the rappers life.
According to Allhiphop.com, Nas will be honored at Harvard University today (Sept. 30) when he receives the W.E.B Dubois Medal. The Life Is Good rapper will be recognized for his contribution to African-American arts, culture, human rights and intercultural understanding, the Associated Press reports.
Other honorees include Muhammad Ali, Marian Wright Edelman, who is the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, Charlayne Hunter-Gault who is the first black woman to enroll in the University of Georgia, president of Ariel Investments and chairman of the board of Ariel Investment Trust Melody Hobson and artist Carrie Mae Weems.
The recipients will attend the ceremony and panel session at Harvard University. Ali will appear via Skype due to suffering complications from Parkinson’s disease.
Well apparently the folks at VH1 keeps it poppin’ with their reality stars in the Love and Hip Hop franchise. Diary of a Hollywood Street King released footage of Love and Hip Hop Hollywood’s Nikki Mudarris and Mally Mall in a now not-so-private home movie online yesterday.
Earlier this week a celebrity sex tape starring Love and Hip Hop Hollywood’s Nikki Mudarris and Mally Mall leaked online [click here if you missed that].
Nikki is threatening to sue the pants off every website who hosted it…
According to TMZ Nikki’s attorneys sent out cease and desist letters yesterday giving websites until 5 pm Friday to take the video down.
Nikki’s reps also denied reports that she was in talks with Vivid Entertainment to distribute the tape.
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*Tickets for Prince’s official tribute concert in St. Paul, Minn. were sold out mere minutes after going on sale Monday.According to the Star Tribune, tickets for the Oct. 13 show at Xcel Energy Center were gone instantly after becoming available for purchase at 10 a.m. Monday via Ticketmaster and the box office. The tickets ranged from $19.99 to $152.50.As previously reported, Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Chaka Khan, John Mayer and Tori Kelly are among performers lined up for the concert sanctioned by Prince’s family.Prince’s family originally planned to hold the show at the new NFL stadium in his hometown of Minneapolis.
However, organizers said last week that it will be at the smaller Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.The lineup also includes Tori Kelly, Doug E. Fresh, Luke James, Bilal, Mint Condition, Morris Day & the Time, Judith Hill and Liv Warfield, the New Power Generation featuring Morris Hayes plus members of 3RDEYEGIRL.The concert is expected to bring in more than $1 million to Prince’s estate, according to The Star Tribune.Watch a teaser for the concert below:
Eminem and Curtis Hanson on the set of “8 Mile”*Eminem has released a statement on the death of Curtis Hanson — the director of his 2002 semi-autobiographical film “8 Mile” — who died Tuesday at the age of 71.“Curtis Hanson believed in me and our crazy idea to make a rap battle movie set in Detroit. He basically made me into an actor for 8 Mile. I’m lucky I got to know him,” Eminem said in a statement to Billboard.Hanson died of “natural causes” and was declared dead by paramedics late Tuesday afternoon at his Hollywood Hills home, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The filmmaker won a screenwriting Oscar for “L.A. Confidential” and directed the psychological thriller “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.”On working with Eminem in a 2002 interview with Rolling Stone, Hanson said: “I knew going into it that he had experience performing and also adopting a character, Slim Shady. What I was looking for was actually the opposite of that. When you adopt a characterization, that’s artificial. You hide behind that. What I needed in this story was the appearance of a complete lack of artifice. I needed the appearance of one more or less exposing himself emotionally.“And, so in my getting to know him, I had to assess and then make an educated guess of whether he would be able to do to that and whether he would trust me and the environment I would create enough to do that.”
Beyonce on the “TIDAL X: 10/20” red carpet in Brooklyn (Oct. 20, 2015)*For the second consecutive year, Beyoncé is set to headline her husband Jay Z’s TIDAL X benefit show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Oct. 15.Nicki Minaj, who performed “Feeling Myself” with Bey for the first time live at the show last year, is also set to return.
While Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce came as complete surprise to many, with one source calling it “a complete shock,” there have been some hints of trouble. The same source notes the former couple “have definitely spent more time apart this year.” In fact, Jolie and Pitt were last seen together in public back in July, while making a stop inside a Los Angeles Jamba Juice store with their daughter Shiloh. Leading up to their second wedding anniversary in August, the couple had spent a large part of the past couple months apart due to their hectic work schedules. Pitt has been busy finishing his new films Allied and War Machine, which both shot overseas, while Jolie finished her latest directorial effort, First They Killed My Father. Jolie has also spent time keeping up with her humanitarian efforts as a special envoy for the United Nations’ refugee agency.
In the past year, she spoke out in front of a House of Lords committee in London and led an honorary committee for this year’s Cambodian International Film Festival. Most recently, she advocated for victims of sexual assault in war zones. In addition to their busy work schedules, Pitt has been spotted jetting off to the former couple’s estate in the South of France several times solo. WATCH: Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce From Brad Pitt”Brad has been coming to Miraval every few weeks in season this year,” a source told PEOPLE. “He has been filming in Europe and he’s come in a couple of times, for a couple of days.” According to the source, Pitt had flown out of Miraval via helicopter when he made his flag waving appearance at Le Mans in June. Most recently, Pitt spent a couple nights at Miraval during the vineyard’s wine harvest in early September, after a solo trip to Croatia, where he took an onsite tour of a proposed $1 billion dollar luxury real estate development on the Adriatic coast. Despite Pitt’s visits to the French estate, multiple sources told PEOPLE there have been no sightings of Jolie this year, with one source suggesting she may not have visited since beginning of 2015.
Jolie filed for divorce after two years of marriage and over a decade together, PEOPLE confirmed on Tuesday. In court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Jolie states that the couple have been separated since Sept. 15. “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids,” Pitt said in a statement to PEOPLE. “I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.” Jolie, through her lawyer, also released a statement addressing the divorce: “This decision was made for the health of the family,” the actress’ attorney said. “She will not be commenting at this time, and asks that the family be given their privacy during this difficult time.”
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan chastised President Barack Obama for reprimanding black people about protecting his legacy.Farrakhan spoke with disdain in his voice about Obama’s self-serving speech at the Congressional Black Caucus gala, where Obama said his presidential “legacy” was in jeopardy if black people didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton.“I just want to tell you, Mr. President, you’re from Chicago, and so am I,” said Minister Farrakhan during a service at Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.“I go out in the street with the people… I visited the worst neighborhoods… I talked to the gangs. They said, ‘you know, Farrakhan, the president ain’t never come… could you get him to come and look after us?’”Farrakhan added:“There’s your legacy, Mr. President… it’s in the streets with your suffering people, Mrs. President. And if you can’t go and see about them, then don’t worry about your legacy… ’cause the white people that you serve so well… they’ll preserve your legacy — the hell they will — but you din’t earn your legacy with us!“You didn’t earn your legacy with Black people. You fought for the rights of gay people… You fight for Israel… Your people are suffering and dying in the streets!”Watch the video below or click here to go directly to Farrakhan’s comments about Obama, which begins at the 1:55:40 mark. The video is 2 hours long.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Charlotte, NC turned into a mini war zone Tuesday night as 100 protesters rioted following the police shooting of an armed black male.False rumors ran wild on social media that the man was unarmed and disabled.According to ABC News, Charlotte police went to an apartment complex about 4 p.m. to serve a warrant. Police encountered a male inside a car who was armed with a handgun.The man — not the suspect they were looking for — got out of the car, displayed a weapon and then got back in the car. As officers approached the car with guns drawn, the man got out of the car again and displayed the gun.The officers deemed the man a credible threat and fired multiple rounds, striking the man.The man, identified as Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.As usual, the George Soros-funded Black Lives Matter agitators on Twitter.com, called for protests before they even knew the details behind the shooting.A large crowd gathered at the scene and began demonstrating peacefully at first.“Some protesters were heard yelling “Black lives matter,” and “Hands up, don’t shoot!”Within the hour, local hoodlums joined the peaceful protests and destroyed police cars. The thugs pelted police with rocks and water bottles.One cop was struck in the face with a rock. 12 officers were reported injured in the melee.Video footage from a news helicopter shows hoodlums jumping on the hood of a police vehicle. A news van was also vandalized.Police in riot gear fired tear gas into the crowd to disperse the rioters.Officer Brentley Vinson, who fired the deadly shot, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
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Of course everyone has been keeping up with the on going saga between Birdman and Lil Wayne, namely this week Wayne getting the support of Rap-A-Lot’s J.Prince but Birdman quietly just announced a deal with Apple Music and then signed rising star Trev Rich.Two weeks ago Trev was posting videos of him in the studio with Birdman and at CMR offices. It seems the hype has been sealed as Trev posted a video of him with a contract and his family and friends were cheering for him. There was also a heart-warming video of his mother flying from Texas to Colorado to surprise Trev with congratulations.We previously reported on Trev with his Green Lantern assisted single “Wait A Minute,” and recently when Mike Zombie surprised the Hot97 staff naming Trev as a collaborator Rosenburg went on to give him a cocky shout-out, predicting his social media to explode.
It looks like we may see a collaboration with Erykah Badu and Nicki Minaj in the near future.Reigning champ female emcee, Minaj has neo-soul/ R&B legend singer, Erykah Badu‘s full attention.The very entertaining and soulful vet Badu reached out to Minaj on Twitter this week, seemingly showing her possible interest in a future collaboration.Although Badu has mocked Nicki on stage in the past, she let it be known that there was no beef, and she simply adores Nicki!
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