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|Wed, July 17, 2019 at 12:17 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
After receiving backlash following the New York Times report that Nipsey Hussle was—and still is—at the center of an investigation into his gang ties, the Los Angeles Police Department is attempting to clarify information, according to TMZ. As we previously reported, the NYT revealed that the LAPD was looking into Nipsey, his finances, his business ventures, and his business partners, at the time of his death. The investigation is reportedly still ongoing even after his murder, but according to TMZ, the LAPD has shared that their probe isn't necessarily Nipsey-centered.
The outlet says that the Nipsey wasn't the direct target of the department's investigation, but police were concerned about the gang activity around his Marathon Clothing store on the corner of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard. TMZ stated their sources are allegedly from two separate agencies and neither would give specifics on exactly what they are investigating other than attempting to eliminate the enduring gang influences in the area.
There also weren't any details given as to how Nipsey was directly connected to the investigation, but the rapper wasn't shy about his affiliation with the Rollin 60's Neighborhood Crips. As a community activist, however, it isn't surprising that the Nipsey was being investigated. Hopefully, the LAPD has also noted that Nipsey adhered to his own set of strict rules when it came to his establishments, helped those released from prison—especially gang members—integrate back into society by giving them jobs and clothing, and spoke out openly against gang violence.
|Tue, July 16, 2019 at 11:47 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
The future for R. Kelly is unclear, but for now, the 52-year-old singer will remain behind bars. He was taken into custody last week and charged with 13 federal counts and there have been reports stating there is an abundance of child pornography videotapes showing Kelly engaging in sexual acts with children. The disgraced singer has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him, and once again his girlfriends, Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, are standing by Kelly's side.
The families of both women are pleading with them to leave Kelly, and following news that Joycelyn and Azriel are facing financial troubles now that Kelly is locked up, Azriel's father is letting the ladies know that he will support them if they just come home. In a video chat with TMZ, Angelo Clary said, "Right now I'm focused on how do I get her home. They couldn't get her home because of whatever the legal reasons. They couldn't touch her. And that's fine. What I want is my daughter to understand that her family is here. We right here for her."
"I want her to know that she don't need to call around," Clary continued. "She put out something about needing money. She won't have to worry about that. Her family will support her all the way, especially me. I want her to know that if it comes down to it, if she needs her own space, that she knows I would provide that for her. I would get a place for her and [Joycelyn] if that's what it need be until we are able to open up communication and allow them to understand that we not the enemy. The only thing we want them to understand [is that] we love our children. And when they have children one day, they gon' understand what it took for us to fight this hard just to have a communication."
"It's not about who you fell in love with, who lied to you, who you think you in love with, or who he manipulated to believe that everything was love," Clary said. "I don't care nothin' about that. I'm not here to make war with my daughter. I'm that same funny father that you always had." Clary goes on to say that he's not in a financial space to pay for the residence at Trump Tower, a home that his daughter shared with Kelly and Savage. However, he promised that he would still put both of the young ladies in a nice place and help them with whatever they needed.
|Tue, July 16, 2019 at 11:16 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Kim Kardashian West has made it her mission to fight for those who she believes are wrongly convicted, especially those sentenced to death row. As she's studying to become a lawyer, Kardashian has partnered with attorneys Brittany K. Barnett and MiAngel Cody in their fight to see the release of unfairly treated persons who deserve to have their cases re-examined.
One such inmate is Kevin Keith, a man who back in early 1994 was taken into custody and charged with the murders of two women and a four-year-old girl. According to those who support Keith, police didn't question Keith before arresting him and there has been no physical evidence linking him to the crime. Keith has maintained his innocence and told investigators that he wasn't responsible, but he was still convicted and sentenced to death.
On Tuesday, Kardashian shared a photo on Instagram showing her speaking with Keith. She captioned the image by writing, "Kevin Keith was convicted of a triple homicide back in 1994 in Ohio and was sentenced to death. I heard about Kevin Keith’s case last year & the more I learn about it, the more I believe the world needs to hear what happened to him! He was on death row & came within days of execution before the governor of Ohio commuted his sentence to life w/o parole."
"I had the pleasure of meeting Kevin Keith through a video visit & was so impressed w/ the amazing programs he created in prison to help others inside better themselves!" she added. "So much evidence has been uncovered proving Kevin’s innocence. I hope justice is served soon & he is released."
Those advocating for Keith's release have launched the Justice of Kevin Keith website that features multiple resources to find out just why Keith is innocent. New evidence was presented back in 2007, and based off of that information, the governor at the time removed Keith from death row just weeks before he was scheduled to be executed. However, Keith wasn't granted freedom and is currently serving a life sentence.
|Tue, July 16, 2019 at 10:45 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
An alleged domestic violence incident has caused the WNBA to suspend Los Angeles Sparks player Riquna Williams without pay. According to ESPN, back in December the 29-year-old and her ex-girlfriend Alkeria Davis were involved in a violent altercation when Williams hit Davis in the head and pulled her by the hair. A police report shows that there was a man also at the location when the incident happened who was able to divide the two women and stop the argument.
However, Williams allegedly retrieved a firearm from her vehicle, pointed it at the man, and threatened to unload the weapon on him. Instead, she left the scene and the police were contacted. Months later, Williams was officially arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and burglary with assault or battery. While detectives were conducting their investigation, the WNBA was leading their own probe, as well. Without announcing their findings, the league did share their choice of disciplinary actions.
"Based on the investigation, consultation, and a careful weighing of all the facts and circumstances, the WNBA determined that a 10-game suspension was appropriate," the WNBA said. "Among other factors, the WNBA took into account the nature and seriousness of the conduct at issue, including the involvement of a firearm."
The Sparks issued a statement of their own, saying, "As an organization, we abhor violence of any kind and specifically take domestic violence allegations very seriously. We will provide whatever resources we are allowed to help Riquna learn and grow from this unfortunate situation." The police investigation is still ongoing, so there are those that believe the league should have waited until the formal conclusion of the case before executing any disciplinary decisions.
|Tue, July 16, 2019 at 10:12 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Fourteen years after Lil Kim released her album The Naked Truth, the Queen Bee returns with her latest effort, 9. The release of this record has been shrouded in mystery as Kim has shared on social media that if it was up to her, 9 would have already been in our hands. However, there have been some hiccups with her record label which has delayed the album, in turn frustrating the rapper.
Yet, the Girl's Cruise star has pressed forward with all of her projects as fans await more news about 9. During ESSENCE Fest, Kim gave insight into her forthcoming project by sharing why she decided to title her record with a number. “The name of my album is 9," she said, according to TheGrio. "I feel like I have to elevate as an artist. It’s for me and it’s also for my fans. I got things on there for them that I know they’re going to want to hear. I got to give them what I started off with because I can never abandon that, but at the end of the day, I have to show elevation. Nine is a spiritual awakening moment for me."
She added by explaining the significance of the number nine throughout her life. “My baby was born June 9th," Kim stated. "My baby can be the sweetest baby and then ‘Uh oh, there goes the Gemini.’ Biggie passed away on March 9 and then it’s 2019. And there were nine members in Junior M.A.F.I.A., that’s how it started. So, that number is very powerful for me. In this album, you’re gonna feel my spiritual growth. It’s still gonna be me though. I still have to give you the sexy, raunchy, fly, gangsta Kim.” Are you looking forward to 9?
|Tue, July 16, 2019 at 9:34 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Cardi B has shared a few behind-the-scenes images of her on the set of Hustlers, but the first official trailer has been released by STX Entertainment. Along with the "Press" rapper, the film stars Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, Lizzo, Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, and Lili Reinhart. The movie is said to be inspired by a New York Magazine piece done by Jessica Pressler that centers around a group of strippers who turn the tables on their wealthy clients. The 2015 article's title includes: "Here’s a modern Robin Hood story for you: a few strippers who stole from (mostly) rich, (usually) disgusting, (in their minds) pathetic men and gave to, well, themselves."
The Hustlers trailer opens with Lopez's character teaching a dancer how to work the pole. The story unravels as Lopez, shown as the ringleader, convinces a group of dancers to take advantage of their rich, Wall Street clients by getting them liquored up before taking their bank cards and spending their money.
The film's director, Lorene Scafaria, shared with Vulture that Lopez was dedicated to her role. Not only did she train round the clock to make sure that her moves were believable, but she also took trips to different clubs. “She’s obviously such an unbelievable dancer, but she trained so hard-core for this. Pole dancing is not like anything else. It required muscles you don’t know you have. So we did treat it a little bit like a sports movie in that way. She and Alex went and visited a strip club, and she was able to give me some...insights." Hustlers will be released in theaters on September 13.
|Tue, July 16, 2019 at 9:04 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
He's been hyping up this album for what feels like forever, but finally, Chance The Rapper has shared that his forthcoming album will be titled The Big Day. The Chicago native already has a few projects under his belt, but The Big Day is the debut studio album that fans have been waiting for since he dropped Coloring Book back in 2017.
Chance caught up with Jimmy Fallon during his recent visit to The Tonight Show to spill the details on his next record. Fallon said that he and Chance made a little bit of a deal backstage and that he wanted the rapper to reveal the name and the release date. "So, all the people watching at home," Chance began, "I haven't sold my album before. All my mixtapes were free. This is my debut album so there's like, a pre-order. So I told Jimmy to pre-order my album. And he was like, 'If you say the release date on my show.' So, if you pre-order it [I'll tell you]."
As Fallon was talking his way through pre-ordering the record from Chance's website, Chance surprised everyone when he said if Fallon completes the order, he'll drop both the release date and album title. He looks straight into the camera and said, "My name is Chance The Rapper and I will be releasing my debut album on July 26th, entitled The Big Day." Check out the clip below to get a first look at the artwork.
|Tue, July 16, 2019 at 8:26 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Florida's City Girls and Bay Area's Saweetie have joined forces to drop a jam that they hope will be included on the soundtrack for the Hot Girl/City Girl summer. The single, titled "Come On," will be featured on Quality Control Music's recently announced forthcoming compilation, Control The Streets Volume 2. QCM artists City Girls have stampeded their way into the industry with their debut and sophomore albums PERIOD and Girl Code, respectively, albeit, Yung Miami has been holding things down while fans await JT's release from jail.
Saweetie has been solidifying her place in the rap game for years now, working her way up the ranks by sharing her music through social media. In May she released her ICY EP with only one feature from her boyfriend, Migos rapper Quavo. Her single "My Type" has stormed the airwaves, and now she hopes that this latest all-women rappers track will be another "girl power" club hit. On "Come On," the ladies deliver a clapping, twerk anthem that will assuredly find itself as a social media dance challenge within the coming weeks.
Make a n*gga cut a check tax refund
Where the boss n*ggas at I don't see none
Make it rain in this b*tch I wanna see ones
|Tue, July 16, 2019 at 8:03 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Two years after releasing their compilation, Control The Streets Volume 1, Quality Control Music has recently announced that fans will receive Control The Streets Volume 2 on August 16. The record label hasn't shared much about their forthcoming record, but they've had quite the rise within the last few years, showing that they're contenders against many of these seasoned labels with decades under their belts. Artists including Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, and City Girls have certainly found many successes, and QCM is hoping that their first R&B signee, Layton Greene, will put herself on the map under their guidance, as well.
Today, QCM has dropped off two new singles from Control The Streets Volume 2: City Girls and Saweetie's "Come On," along with Lil Baby and DaBaby's new single, "Baby." On the latter, the southern rappers deliver a trap track that plays on their rap names as Lil Baby spits autotuned bars while DaBaby drops straightforward rhymes. The song rounds out at 2:22 leaving many wanting more. Check it out and let us know what you think.
When I f*ck her doggy style the only time I'm on my knees
I barely wanna hit it got her beggin' baby please
Tell that b*tch to shut up
'Bout to f*ck my nut up
|Tue, July 16, 2019 at 7:31 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
The relationship between Da Brat and Jermaine Durpi has been cultivated for decades and the pair consider themselves to be like close siblings. During a recent interview with PEOPLE, Dupri shared that Brat helped pave the way for other female rappers in the industry as a solo, top-selling artist. He was then asked who is favorite woman in rap is currently, and after taking a few moments to think, Dupri said he couldn't come up with one on the spot.
"I can't really say," the So So Def founder stated. "The only reason I can't say [is because] I feel like they all rapping about the same thing and I don't think they're showing us who's the best rapper. I think they're trying to show—for me—um, it’s like strippers rapping. As far as rap goes, I’m not getting who is the best rapper. I'm getting, like, okay, you got a story about you dancing in the club, you got a story about you dancing in the club, you got a story about you dancing in the club. OK, all right. [But] who's gonna be the rapper?"
Dupri also shared what he thinks needs to happen in order for a shift to occur. "At some point, somebody's gonna have to break out of that mold and show us...talk about other things," he said. "Just rap about other things besides that." His remarks incited backlash on social media from women in the rap game who accused Dupri of sexism and being out of touch, and while there were few who stood up for the Grammy Award-winning producer. However, when TMZ caught up with Da Brat recently, she did just that.
"Everything Jermain Dupri does is done strategically," Da Brat told the publication. "He knows what he's doing. He's a genius. You should be thankful that the conversation is even started now, all female rappers, because now the focus is absolutely on us...new, seasoned, legends. All that." Then, the cameraman tried to manipulate the conversation by telling Brat that Dupri claimed that he couldn't understand what these new female rappers were saying and that the music executive called the genre "stripper rap."
"That's not what he said," Brat asserted. "Go back and look at the whole interview." The cameraman told her that he did, to which she replied, "Apparently you didn't hear the question before when they asked him to choose between Nicki and Cardi." The paparazzo asked Brat to help him out because he didn't remember when that question was asked. "I'm not helping you out," a perturbed Brat stated. "I said what I had to say."
She added, "I love Jermaine Dupri. He's very smart at what he does and there's always a method to his madness." Brat also said that Dupri's comment was "absolutely" taken out of context, but she's fine with that because it's about time that there was a global discussion about women in rap.