FANS GONE WILD: 76ers BAN Fan Who Threw Popcorn On Russell Westbrook Indefinitely + Knicks Indefinitely BAN Fan Who Spit On Trae Young

NBA fans are losing it in the stands! And now the teams are laying the smack down on fans who violate the ballers. Deets on separate incidents that involve Wizards baller Russell Westbrook and Atlanta Hawks player Trae Young inside….

Chile, what is up with these NBA fans? They are literally losing it in the stands, causing them to lose privileges. And large amounts of fans were JUST let back into arenas a week ago for playoffs.

The Philadelphia 76ers and the New York Knick have banned fans and issued apologies for foolywang material that popped off at opposing players during NBA playoff games.

During last night’s matchup between the Wizards and the 76ers, Russell Westbrook got hurt. As he was being escorted off the court into the locker room with a twisted ankle, a fan poured popcorn on his head, which caused Russell to go into a rage. Coaches held him back as he tried to jump into the stands to handle the fan who disrespected him.

Check it:

Russ got heated after a fan threw popcorn at him pic.twitter.com/XyMRUxUVwc

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 27, 2021

And here’s a slowed down version of the fan dumping the popcorn on Russ:

This fan should never be permitted in a #Sixers game ever again after throwing popcorn on Russell Westbrook while leaving court with injury. And they can track his ass down. No class! pic.twitter.com/ra029MaBDF

— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) May 27, 2021

Here’s the thing, fans KEEP doing disrespectful ish to players and Russ is sick of it. During his post-game, he aired out his frustrations about fans being disrespectful and doing whatever they want.

"This s–t is getting out of hand."

Russ sounds off after a fan dumped popcorn on him in Philly. *NSFW* pic.twitter.com/uWyWCyfR9r

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 27, 2021

“Unfortunately, I was leaving off and I felt popcorn on top of my head. To be completely honest, man, this s— is getting out of hand,” Westbrook said. “Especially for me, the amount of disrespect, the amount of fans just doing whatever the f— they want to do. …”

”In any other setting, I’m all for fans enjoying the game. It’s part of sports, I get it. But there are some things that cross the line,” he continued.

Peep the clip above.

Before the 76ers announced their decision, Los Angeles Lakers baller LeBron James and Russ’ Wizards teammate Bradley Beal called for the NBA to better protect its players

By the way WE AS THE PLAYERS wanna see who threw that popcorn on Russ while he was leaving the game tonight with a injury!! There’s cameras all over arenas so there’s no excuse! Cause if the was on the other . #ProtectOurPlayers

— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 27, 2021

Nice to see the 76ers took action against the fan.

By the way, rapper Meek Mill was also in the mix with his REFORM Alliance team, Robert Kraft, Michael Rubin and more:

 

 
 

 

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Meanwhile in Atlanta…

Knicks fan spits on Trae Young.

This is getting out of hand. pic.twitter.com/Rp8op8xQxR

— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) May 27, 2021

Not long after Westbrook’s incident, a video of a fan spitting on Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young during Game 1 of the NBA playoffs against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Peep the clip above (look fast because it happens really quickly). WTH is wrong with people?!

Below are more receipts of the spitting action:

For the people who can’t see it… And yes it’s most definitely spit and it’s vile what that "fan" did pic.twitter.com/ZTEhoZvgP7

— Unbiased Biased Sports Take (@_UnbiasedBiased) May 27, 2021

Got em! pic.twitter.com/fkxuheqBX5

— regular bum (@regularbum) May 27, 2021

According to the Knicks, they have banned the fan indefinitely from the Garden. They also issued an apology to Trae.:

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— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) May 27, 2021

Trae reacted to the spitting drama:

Keep ya mask on my boy#ThatsJustChildish

— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) May 27, 2021

 

“IM ME, I DO ME, AND I CHILL”
S/o KD.

— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) May 27, 2021

 

It seems fans have forgotten how to act in the arena post-COVID…well, amid COVID. It’s not gone yet, but restrictions are being lifted.

The NBA said that its rules on fan behavior will be “vigorously enforced in order to ensure a safe and respectful environment for all involved.”

“The return of more NBA fans to our arenas has brought great excitement and energy to the start of the playoffs, but it is critical that we all show respect for players, officials and our fellow fans,” the NBA said.

Yeah, this type of behavior is unacceptable and we’re glad the league is checking folks who violate.

Photo: Matt Slocum/AP

G Herbo & Taina Welcome Baby Boy After Rapper Reportedly Enters ‘Not Guilty’ Plea For Lying To Feds In Wire Fraud Case

G Herbo and Taina Williams just announced the arrival of their baby boy – their first child together. The baby’s arrival comes on the heels of a report that claims the Chi-town rapper entered a “not guilty” plea for lying to the feds in his wire fraud case.

Celebrate with the couple, plus get the latest reported deets on his scamming case inside…

Congratulations are in order G Herbo & Taina Williams!

It feels like Taina has been pregnant forever, but their baby boy has finally made his arrival. The Chi-town rapper announced that they recently welcomed their first child together with an intimate photo. The flick features the baby’s hand balled up against Herbo’s chest and arm:

 

 
 

 

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Fans found out Herbo and Taina were expecting when details about a pregnant fiancée came out during his wire fraud case hearing.

 

 

 
 

 

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The celeb couple tried to keep the baby’s gender under wraps, but Herbo had diarrhea at the mouth whenever he hopped on IG Live. There were two instances where he slipped up and revealed the baby’s gender.

I CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU EMBRACE YOUR INNER STRENGTHS & I KNOW MY SON GONNA HELP YOU DO JUST THAT!! I LOVE YOU! I CANT WAIT TO SEE MY BABY BABY BOY IK HIS FIRST WORDS GONNA BE “DADA” YEAH I GAVE THE GENDER AWAY ON ACCIDENT THE OTHER DAY BABY BOY + SON SON = DOUBLE TROUBLE pic.twitter.com/yqBiPPs0zE

— G HERBO (@gherbo) April 5, 2021

”I CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU EMBRACE YOUR INNER STRENGTHS & I KNOW MY SON GONNA HELP YOU DO JUST THAT!!,” G Herbo tweeted back in April. “I LOVE YOU! I CANT WAIT TO SEE MY BABY BABY BOY IK HIS FIRST WORDS GONNA BE ‘DADA’ YEAH I GAVE THE GENDER AWAY ON ACCIDENT THE OTHER DAY. BABY BOY + SON SON = DOUBLE TROUBLE”

As you know, the PTSD rapper has a 3-year-old son, Yosohn Wright, from a previous relationship with Ari Fletcher. In the past, Taina and Ari didn’t seem to see eye-to-eye too much. However, the ladies came together for Yosohn’s birthday bash last month. Peep the video of the ladies snapping it up together during the party HERE.

 

 
 

 

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On May 25th, G Herbo (real name Herbert Wright III) reportedly entered a “not guilty” plea via a Zoom conference with U.S. District Judge Mark G. Mastroianni in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Swervo rapper has been accused of lying about participating in alleged identity/wire fraud and his dealings with the man identified as his manager, Antonio Strong.

Herbo claims he doesn’t know Antonio Strong, he claims he never received anything from him, and also never gave anything to him. Hmph.He also noted he doesn’t know Antonio in his song titled "Statement."

Masslive.com has reported details about the hearing below:

His demeanor was a far cry from his posture behind the microphone on a song called “Statement,” which dropped in late December. The lyrics include calling federal prosecutors “dumbasses” and thumbing his nose at the charges. G Herbo, whose given name is Herbert R. Wright III, surrendered to authorities in early December — one of six defendants charged in the original case.

He pleaded not guilty to those charges and was released on bail. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

The alleged ringleader of the $1.5 million credit card scheme was Chicago rap promoter Antonio Strong, who purchased private jet charters, yacht rentals, designer puppies and luxury getaways to Jamaica, according to prosecutors. The case is being prosecuted in Massachusetts because one of the vendors allegedly scammed in the enterprise is a charter flight company located in the Bay State.

Wright; Strong; Joseph “Rock Star Roadie” Williams, a lesser-known rap artist; Steven Hayes Jr.; Demario “Johntay” Sorrells; and Terrence “Dopeblends” Bender, a sought-after hip-hop barber, were previously charged with multiple counts of fraud and aggravated identify theft, in some cases.

Leaders of the scheme are accused of using the dark web to obtain stolen credit card information and using fake names, according to the original indictment.

This past December, G Herbo turned himself in to police over the 14-count indictment, to face charges that include conspiracy to commit wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and aiding and abetting.

 

 
 

 

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The next pretrial hearing in the case is set for August 5th.

Herbo and Taina are also building their first home together, so there’s plenty to get done before August.

Photo: G Herbo’s IG

Howard University To Name Newly Reestablished College of Fine Arts In Honor of Alumnus Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman’s alma mater, Howard University, is honoring him in a major way. The HBCU announced it will be naming its newly reestablished College of Fine Arts after the late actor. More inside….

Howard University is honoring one of its former students in a major way!

The HBUC announced that its naming its newly reestablished College of Fine Arts after late actor Chadwick Boseman. News of the honor comes on the heels of the university naming alumnus/legendary actress Phylicia Rashad as the dean of the Fine Arts school.

In 2018, the Black Panther star – a proud Howard alumnus – delivered the commencement speech to the graduating class. Sadly, he died last August after a long battle with colon cancer, which he fought privately. He was 43. Since then, the late actor has been scooping up awards for his work and his wife, Simone Ledward Boseman, has graciously accepted the awards on her husband’s behalf.

“When Chadwick Boseman returned to campus in 2018 to serve as our commencement speaker, he called Howard a magical place. During his visit, I announced our plans to reestablish the College of Fine Arts and he was filled with ideas and plans to support the effort in a powerful way,” said Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick.

“Chadwick’s love for Howard University was sincere, and although he did not live to see those plans through to fruition, it is my honor to ensure his legacy lives on through the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts with the support of his wife and the Chadwick Boseman Foundation. I’m also elated to have the support of The Walt Disney Company’s Executive Chairman Bob Iger, who has graciously volunteered to lead the fundraising effort to build a state-of-the art facility and endowment for the college.”

"When you are deciding on next steps, next jobs, next careers, further education, you should rather find purpose than a job or a career," he told the graduating students. "Purpose crosses disciplines. Purpose is an essential element of you. It is the reason you are on the planet at this particular time in history."

 

Congratulations to all the future students of the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts!

Special thanks to @howardu @huprez17 @phyliciarashad and @RobertIger @disney for leading fundraising efforts. pic.twitter.com/dmyJOlySPd

— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) May 26, 2021

 

Cahdwick’s family released a statement via the actor’s official Facebook account:

"Chad, you exemplify Howard’s core values of excellence, leadership, service, and truth," the family wrote. "There is no one more deserving of such an honor.

”We are so proud of you, we love you, and we miss you every day. Congratulations to all the future students of the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts! Special thanks to Howard University, Wayne A. I. Frederick, and Phylicia Rashad and to Bob Iger at Disney for leading fundraising efforts.”

Chadwick’s siter, Dionne Boseman, also shared a post about her brother’s accomplishment: 

A native of South Carolina, Boseman graduated from Howard University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing. During his tenure, he had the fortunate opportunity to be trained and mentored by Rashad, who recognized his talent early on.

"Unrelenting in his pursuit of excellence, Chadwick was possessed with a passion for inquiry and a determination to tell stories – through acting, writing, and directing – that revealed the beauty and complexity of our human spirit," said Phylicia Rashad, who is elated about the news of Boseman’s recognition.

The Walt Disney Company’s Executive Chairman Robert A. Iger will personally lead fundraising efforts in honor of Boseman, a cherished member of the Disney/Marvel family, to build a new, state-of-the-art facility to house the college and an endowment for the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts.

Totally deserved. Congrats!

Watch his empowering 2018 commencement speech at his alma mater below: 

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Tennis Star Naomi Osaka Boycotts Press At French Open For Mental Health Awareness, Offically Highest Paid Woman Athlete With $55 Million Payday

Tennis star Naomi Osaka is poppin’ off on folks after announcing she will NOT be doing any press during the French Open to raise mental health awareness. Deets on her activism, plus her HISTORIC $55 million payout when you go inside…

Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka is NOT the one. OK? Sis is going to advocate for issues she believes in and she doesn’t care who doesn’t like it.

Before she hits the court at the French Open, Naomi announced she will NOT take part in news conferences at the forthcoming French Open (aka Roland Garros). She feels the post-match interviews are toxic and she’s over it.

Of course, Naomi – a four-time Grand Slam title winner- will be fined, but she says she will donate the fines she will accrue to mental health charities.

"I am writing this to say that I am not going to do any press during Roland Garros," the 23-year-old wrote on Twitter. "I have often felt that people have no regard for athletes’ mental health and this rings true whenever I see a press conference or partake in one.”

"We’re often sat there and asked questions that we’ve been asked multiple times before or asked questions that bring doubt into our minds and I am not going to subject myself to people who doubt me.”

We know that’s right!  And it must be said that organizations choose certain media, and don’t choose certain media, for a reason.  Being more inclusive with press would alleviate a LOT of problems, but organizations tend to ignore smaller, minority owned/run media in favor of white and mainstream media who don’t care to know anything about the actual athlete.  This is why the repetitive, generic questions are posed constantly.

Read her full response above.

Tennis players are required to hold press conferences after each match, but Naomi is bucking on the system! And get this, Naomi usually draws a huge media presence when she’s playing, so the fact she decided not to do press is a huge deal.

A Twitter user tried to come for her about not doing press and she popped back:

”So you decided to play professional tennis knowing exactly what it was and your responsibilities to the sport. Now your don’t want to do your job?,” a Twitter user asked. “Yes, the pressers are part of your job, in fact, you probably wouldn’t have as many fans as you do if you’ve never done them.”

”? Sir I’m paying the fine. How are you gonna tell me how to do my job? You don’t see me come and tell you how incorrect your form is while you’re sitting on the couch,” she responded before deleting the tweet.

Bloop.

And yes, she can talk that ish and pay these dumb fines after a historic year.

The 23-year-old tennis star had one of the most memorable years ever. She won two Grand Slams, but she made headlines when she raised awareness about police brutality. She wore the names of victims (who were killed by police) on her masks before her matches.

According to reports, the 23-year-old earned a massive $55 million endorsements in 2020, according to Sportico. It’s the largest payday in history for any female athlete, surpassing Serena Williams, who came in as the second-highest female athlete on the list with $40 million.

Only LeBron James, Tiger Woods, and Roger Federer, topped Naomi Osaka through traditional endorsements.

GET IT!

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Tina Knowles-Lawson Reveals Beyoncé & Solange Have New Projects Coming & We Just Learned What Solange’s Is

The Knowles sisters – Beyoncé AND Solange – are COMING! And we know this to be true thanks to Mama Tina Knowles-Lawson. Find out what she said, plus deets on what Solo is cooking up inside…

By now, we all know Mama Tina Knowles-Lawson is known to let the “cat out of the bag” a little early sometimes when reporters ask her questions about her daughters. Or even spilling tea on social media.

During her appearance at the Billboard Music Awards (where she was tapped to present), Mrs. Lawson revealed in a backstage interview that Beyoncé and Solange have new projects coming down the pipeline. You read it right, the Knowles sisters are coming!

"My daughter is busy working on something exciting as usual," said Mrs. Lawson. "Both of my daughters are—all three of my daughters."

Check it:

EVERYBODY GET UP, BEYONCÉ’S COMING pic.twitter.com/aGY5fzh4wL

— Keke’s Vocals (@KekeVocals) May 24, 2021

New projects from all three of her daughters?! Sounds like Kelly Rowland has something in the works as well.

No clues on what Bey is working on just yet. However, we now know what Solo is working on.

Solo’s Saint Heron – a multidisciplinary institution reverencing the spiritual act of creation, through its preservation and collection of vital works in art and design – is expanding in a major way.

The Root reports:

According to a press release, the cultural institution is now set to evolve into a multidisciplinary platform which will include a creative agency and studio. Continuing its goal to “preserve, collect and uplift the stories, works, and archives that amplify vital voices within communities,” Saint Heron will also debut its first-of-a-kind digital dossier, highlighting both “literary and visual retrospectives of radical family and artist lineages.” Contributions from emerging photographers, sculptors, artisans and designers will be showcased as well as literary exhibitions featuring artists and educators like Ilyasah Shabazz, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Shala Monroque, Cassi Namoda, Helga Davis and Okwui Okpokwasili, and archives from Womack & Womack and composer Charles Stepney.

Additionally, Saint Heron supporters can also expect to see the expansion of its art gallery, Small Matter, which houses various cultural expressions of futuristic designs as well as the Saint Heron Holism Project, an initiative built to bring holistic therapeutic healing and support to women, girls and communities of color.

Sounds like good things are in the works for Saint Heron supporters who love art. And Solo is excited about it.

“Worldmaking has been a huge part of my practice,” Solange explained in a statement. “The idea of leaving behind cities, meccas, and universes that were occupied and celebrated by bodies, voices, celebrations and rituals to be discovered down the line. As we transition to an institution, the answer and the vision become abundantly clear. We are creating a legacy where we not only continue the work we have already built, but preserve collections of creators with the urgency they deserve. Together we want to create an archive of stories, and works we deem valuable.”

She concluded, “We want to open up these works publicly, and make them accessible to students, and our communities for research, engagement, and consumption so that the works are integrated into our collective story and belong and grow with us. We are creating an embodiment of living testaments to the glory of expression, and how that recharges and reaffirms the reverence we hold for our own cultural and artistic worth. We look forward to furthering the pursuit of authenticity that empowers the stories of our people.”

So…y’all better gather your coins because the Knowles sisters are gearing up to snatch wigs.

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Mrs. Carter wished Lauryn Hill and Lenny Kravitz a Happy Birthday with their throwback flicks.

 

 

 
 

 

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And she sent a sweet birthday and "Welcome to Motherhood" message to Naomi Campbell recently as well.  Gotta love Bey!

 

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Drake Rents Out Stadium To Celebrate BBMAs Award, Stirs Up Online Drama With Cozy Pic With Personal Grooming Stylist

Drake made sure to celebrate his Artist of the Decade Billboard Music Award with an epic dinner surrounded by his closest friends. Also, Drizzy had the Internet in a frenzy when a picture of him all boo’d up with a woman who resembles his son’s mother popped up online. It didn’t take the internet long to find out who she is.

Get the deets inside…

When you’re crowned as the Artist of the Decade by Billboard, it’s only right to celebrate in an epic way. And that’s exactly what Drake did.

The Canadian rapper rented out a stadium that holds 70,000 people to host a dinner party to celebrate his Artist of the Decade honor at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards last weekend. He holds the title for most Billboard Music Awards with 27, setting the mark after taking home 12 awards in 2019.

Last Sunday, Champagne Papi had the new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California shut down so he and his friends could enjoy a dinner on the 50-yard line.

Rap King ish.

 

 
 

 

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”Never show anger at slight,” Drizzy captioned a picture of himself and his homies on the field. “Tell nothing. Earn respect from everyone by deeds, not words. Respect the members of your blood family. Gambling is recreation, not a way to earn a living. Love your father, your mother, your sister, think harder about who you call your brothers and beware of loving any woman other than your wife..”

We didn’t see any flicks of Drizzy’s 3-year-old son Adonis, whom he brought with him on stage to accept the award. Looks like this was a grown-up, Styrofoam cup type affair to celebrate his huge accomplishment.

 

 
 

 

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The private party was LIT (literally) as the dinner included a light show and more.

"There are huge champagne towers and several bars set up throughout the stadium," a source told E! "Drake also has cute album books featuring his favorite moments through his career set up around the stadium."

Although he earned Artist of the Decade status, Drizzy is still putting in work in the studio. He’s currently working on his forthcoming album Certified Lover Boy and he teased a song – reportedly titled “Fair Trade” – in a recent IG video with producer 40 working the boards:

 

 

 
 

 

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In other Drizzy news…

Yesterday, the Internet was going nuts after a picture of Drake and a mystery woman looking very much like a couple popped up on social media. It appears the woman attended his private stadium celebration.

In the flick, the “God’s Plan” rapper is standing behind a woman with his hands on her waist as she snaps a selfie in a mirror. 

Turns out, the woman in the picture with Drake is his personal stylist, Luisa Duran. In the caption of their prom-like coupledom flick that she posted on her private IG account, she wrote, “’Congratulations on artist of the decade. It’s been so amazing working with you these last 10 years. You are truly like a brother to me.”

Brothers don’t usually pose with their sisters like this, but maybe this is their dynamic.

It’s giving COUPLEDOM vibes and the chick looks A LOT like his son’s mother, Sophie Brussaux. Here’s a flick of Sophie below in yellow:

 

Hmph.

A Twitter user claims the coupledom flick with Drake and Luisa was a "joke about prom poses." 

Photos: Drake’s IG/Luisa’s IG/Sophie’s IG

Akon’s SUV Gets Stolen After He Left It Running At Atlanta Gas Station, Used An App To Get It Back!

Someone stole Akon’s SUV that he left running at an Atlanta gas station. Get the deets on how he used an app to find the vehicle inside….

We’re not sure why Akon thought it was good idea to leave his car running at a gas station, but he did. And that resulted in his vehicle being stolen.

Apparently, the global superstar was pumping gas at gas station in Atlanta – in the Buckhead neighborhood – when someone stole his SUV.

FOX 5 reports:

The crime reportedly happened at the QuikTrip on the 700 block of Sydney Marcus Boulevard shortly after midnight on Tuesday.

"It only takes a second for someone to jump in your vehicle and take off," the Atlanta Police Department’s Capt. Graham said.

So get this…

The “Smack That” artist used an app to help police find his vehicle. He used the “Find My iPhone” app to track down the SUV. Police found Akon’s whip in Forest Park, GA – which is about 25 minutes away from where it was stolen.

The high-profile theft comes just a day after an Atlanta City Council member proposed legislation requiring all Atlanta service stations to mount cameras on each of their fuel pumps.

The legislation also requires the immediate availability of a backup camera system.

It would require all service stations throughout the city to install continuous security cameras at each of their fuel pumps.

The Atlanta Police Department is asking anyone with information about the theft to contact them.

Meanwhile…

 

Will you be visiting Akon City? pic.twitter.com/pB4sByUelx

— Akoin.io (@AkoinOfficial) May 18, 2021

 

The famed artist is in the middle of creating a $6 billion smart city in Senegal. You can read more about it here.

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Simone Biles Is Out Here Simone Biles-ING Again With A Never Before Done Double Pike Move. THEY Are Mad But We STAN!

Chile, Simone Biles tore up the gymnasium at the U.S. Classic in Indianapolis over the weekend. The 24-year-old athlete – who is the most decorated American gymnast in history – successfully landed a move no other woman has done in the past solidifying herself to G.O.A.T. status. More inside…

Guess who bizzack like she never left!

Simone Biles is already the most decorated gymnast in history, but that just isn’t enough for her. Nope. She loves a good challenge when it comes to difficult moves, so it came to no surprise that she made history AGAIN over the weekend.

Listen, she already has some moves named after her. As of now, there are four elements in the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Code of Points named after Simone, including one on vault, one on balance beam, and two on floor exercise. #BlackExcellence at its finest, but it doesn’t stop there.

Over the weekend, the decorated gymnast became the FIRST woman to land a Yurchenko double pike in competition at the U.S. Classic in Indianapolis. It’s her first competition in 18 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Simone Biles really put a goat on her leotard. Legendary.

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— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 23, 2021

 

Rocking a white rhinestone leotard which featured a blinged out GOAT (how fitting for the actual G.O.A.T. to wear), the talented gymnast proved to the world why she’s considered the greatest.

Watch her land the difficult move below:

.@Simone_Biles successfully completed a Yurchenko double pike in vault at last night’s #USClassic.

She is the first woman in HISTORY to perform the move in competition. @OnHerTurf pic.twitter.com/j07ZweTA0f

— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) May 23, 2021

Effortless.

In the past, the Yurchenko double pike has only ever been done by men in competition in the past and it’s considered so dangerous that no other women even attempted it. The judges gave her a low score of 6.6, which was far too low considering the difficulty of the move.  Reportedly, they didn’t have a system to assign a diffulty rating to it because it’s ever been attempted by a woman.

By the end of the night, Simone – the defending Olympic champion in the all-around – received an all-around score of 58.400, which was still the best of the night. So there’s that.

The NY Times spoke to Simone about her score and she reacted:

Part of the reason for that might be a concern for the safety of gymnasts not nearly as skilled as Biles — by assigning a dangerous move a low start value, the federation quietly discourages others from risking it. But there also may be a fear that Biles is so good that she might run away with any competition she enters simply by doing a handful of moves that her rivals cannot, or dare not, attempt.

“They’re both too low and they even know it,” Biles said of the rewards for her beam dismount and the double-pike vault. “But they don’t want the field to be too far apart. And that’s just something that’s on them. That’s not on me.

“They had an open-ended code of points and now they’re mad that people are too far ahead and excelling.”

Despite not being properly rewarded, Biles, the defending Olympic champion in the all-around, said she would continue doing them. When asked why, she quickly answered, “Because I can.”

LET.THEM.KNOW. *insert clapping hands emoji*

She continued:

“I feel like now we just have to get what we get because there’s no point in putting up a fight because they’re not going to reward it,” she said of judges and, ultimately, the International Gymnastics Federation, which has the final word on starting values for new vaults done in competition. “So we just have to take it and be quiet.”

Chick said try your outdated, pre-historic, mediocre ass scoring system, not me. And we’re HERE for it all.

Before landing her historic move (they should go ahead and name that one after her as well), she was already cutting up with bomb moves on the vault:

NEXT LEVEL @Simone_Biles

(via @FloGymnastics) pic.twitter.com/t7FfvHu6eD

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 21, 2021

As we mentioned, Simone is the most decorated American gymnast in history with a combined total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals. She’s the world’s third-most decorated gymnast.

GOAT status indeed.

Meanwhile, this is the rest of us at home after watching because chick made it look easy:

Everyone in their backyard after she wins gold at the olympics pic.twitter.com/VJLW0YqnAq

— Marc (@MarcShanghie) May 21, 2021

What’s next? Simone Biles will show off for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which starts July 23, 2021. Can’t wait! 

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ARE WE SURPRISED? Pregnant Erica Mena Files For Divorce From Safaree

Welp. Erica Mena – who is currently pregnant with her 3rd child and the couple’s second – has pulled the trigger on a divorce from her husband of less than two years, Safaree Samuels. Details inside…

Well, we can’t say we didn’t see this coming.

”Love & Hip Hop” stars Erica Mena and Safaree Samuels are seemingly done (again). Except this time, Erica hobbled down to the courthouse to file paperwork to end her marriage to Safaree – less than two years after their huge made-for-tv wedding. The reality couple tied the knot in October 2019.

 

 
 

 

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It’s crazy because earlier this month, Erica and Safaree put on a united front to announce baby #2 is on the way. This came after a very public spat between the two where Safaree criticized her for gaining weight during her pregnancy and she called him out for running to social media with their issues.

The couple is currently awaiting the arrival of their second child together. It’ll be Erica’s third as she has a son, King, from a previous relationship.

Oh. Congrats to #Safaree and #EricaMena on their new bundle of joy. https://t.co/yx10Sm3q0a pic.twitter.com/4YJkqVfSIS

— YBF CHIC (@TheYBF) May 3, 2021

After announcing to the world that they are expecting, Erica spent a lot of time reacting to negative comments about her baby announcement. She popped off of the “haters” who are “mad” that they are expanding their family after they both were at each other’s throats seemingly 5 minutes prior. You can check out HERE.

 

 
 

 

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Here it is three weeks later, and they’re calling it quits.

The soon-to-be mom-of-three is willing to share custody with Safaree, but she wants child support for their 1-year-daughter, Safire. She also wants exclusive use of the home they currently share in Georgia.

TMZ reports:

The "Love & Hip Hop" star just filed for divorce last Friday in Fayette County Superior Court in Georgia — where they appear to have formally tied the knot in late 2019, and where they currently reside.

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Erica is asking for primary physical custody of their 1-year-old daughter, Safire, but she’s willing to share joint legal custody with Safaree. She’s also indicated she wants child support, plus … exclusive use of the home they currently share.

Safaree and Erica have a rich history, much of which has been depicted on their reality show … and it hasn’t always been pretty. They’ve aired out A LOT of their personal business on camera, so we’re guessing their split will eventually play out on camera too.

No surprise here, though, based on the tweets she has been posting on Twitter this week:

Yes, we’re exhausted with them just like everyone else with all of the public back and forth.

With everything going on with the couple, many fans speculate they are stirring up drama for a new season of “Love & Hip Hop.”

Last week, Safaree & Erica hopped on social media to share pictures and videos of alleged burglars rummaging through their things in their home. They posted the evidence in an effort to find information on the robbers who invaded their home. They also offered up a $20,000 cash reward to anyone who could provide details about the culprits.

She tweeted about not feeling safe in her own home after the robbery:

 

 
 

 

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A few days ago, Erica shared a video of her and Safaree’s daughter Safire with the caption, “My best friend already at 16 months. We’ve been enjoying all the moments that matter together. God knows exactly what he is going. I’m SO grateful all my kids chose me. I will be beyond resilient once I hold my third heart beat. God continue to protect my three on this new journey.”

In response to a fan, Erica confirmed she’s done having children because it’s not easy doing it “alone.”

“Absolutely never getting pregnant again,” Erica wrote with a hint of humor. “It’s not easy doing it alone, girl,” she wrote.

Hmph.  That’s a far cry from the love bombing and incessant praise about how amazing of a person and parent each other is during the first pregnancy.

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The reality star is treating herself to a babymoon and said she’s “going all out for baby #3."

Meanwhile, Safaree had a busy weekend with "Love & Hip: Atlanta" star Lil Scrappy in Houston. 

 

 

 
 

 

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Do you think Erica is REALLY done with Safaree or do you think this is just another storyline to secure their spot on “Love & Hip Hop?!”

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‘Empire’ Star Bryshere Gray Sentenced To 10 Days In Jail After Entering Guilty Plea In Domestic Violence Case

A judge sentenced “Empire” star Bryshere "Yazz" Gray to ten days in jail after he pleaded guilty in his domestic violence case. Details inside…

Life after “Empire” has been hectic for star Bryshere “Yazz” Gray.

Last July, Bryshere – who is best known for his role as Hakeem Lyon on the hit FOX series – was arrested on several charges, including aggravated assault, and kidnapping for allegedly beating his wife, Candice Jimdar. He recently entered a guilty plea in his domestic violence case and was sentenced to some time behind bars.

According to the legal documents (obtained by TMZ), the 27-year-old actor plead guilty to felony aggravated assault, so he will not stand trial. As part of his plea agreement, the judge sentenced him to 10 days in county jail and 3 years probation.

And there’s more…

He also has to pay restitution (the amount was not shared) and he also must complete a domestic violence offender treatment program.

While he’s on probation, Bryshere can NOT consume any illegal drugs and he’ll also be subjected to drug and alcohol testing. He can’t posses any weapons like a gun, stun gun or taser. The “New Edition Story” star must check in with his probation officer within 72 hours of being contacted by law enforcement and he needs written approval from police before associating with anyone who has a criminal record.

In July, Bryshere barricaded himself inside his home outside of Phoenix and was involved in a standoff with SWAT. After he allegedly assaulted his wife for several hours at their home, she was able to escape, and she flagged down someone who called the police. She made claims that he strangled her and she temporarily lost consciousness during the alleged assault.

Bryshere Gray has had a few run-ins with the law over the last few years. In December 2020, he got into an altercation with a 7-Eleven clerk in Orlando where the police were called.

In June 2019, he was arrested in Chicago after cops pulled him over while he was driving his 2014 Rolls Royce. Turns out, he was driving dirty with no license, no insurance and no registration to match the tags, so they put him in cuffs. He was booked on a misdemeanor (registration that was not authorized on the vehicle) and released. He was also cited for not having a license or insurance.

What’s REALLY good Bryshere?! We do hope he gets whatever help he clearly needs while and after serving his time.

 

Photo: Jamie Lamor Thompson/Shutterstock.com/Goodyear Police Department

WEEKEND GIGS: Lil Nas X’s Huge ‘SNL’ Wardrobe Malfunction & Face Lick + SZA & Doja, H.E.R, Migos, Alicia Keys & More Hit The 2021 BBMAs Stage

It was a weekend choke-full of TV performances! Lil Nas X suffered a huge wardrobe malfunction during his “Saturday Night Live” performance, which caused quite a stir online. Get the inside scoop on what happened, plus check out performances by a handful of your faves at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards inside…

Lil Nas X had one hell of a time leading up to his “Saturday Night Live” performance over the weekend.

The “Old Town Road” artist was the musical quest for the “SNL” season finale, which was hosted by Anya Taylor-Joy. Before his performance, Lil Nas X launched his performance with a Pride-themed sketch to raise awareness for the LGBTQ+ community.

The controversial artist had to switch up his routine to his “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” performance on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” after his pants ripped open. Yikes!

i know i do a lot of planned shit but ripping my pants on live television is not one of them

— nope (@LilNasX) May 23, 2021

Almost three quarters into his performance, Lil Nas X’s pants split while doing his pole chreography and he didn’t hide it very well. He quickly grabbed his crotch with his hand and kept it there for the rest of the performance.

”i know i do a lot of planned shit but ripping my pants on live television is not one of them,” he tweeted.

He laughed off the semi-embarrassing moment on Twitter:

LMAO I RECORDED IT pic.twitter.com/FL7K6xg2aX

— niyatrack 6 (@nasxmont) May 23, 2021

OMFG NO

— nope (@LilNasX) May 23, 2021

i wanted to do my pole routine so bad this what i get lmaoo

— nope (@LilNasX) May 23, 2021

”i wanted to do my pole routine so bad this what i get lmaoo,” he tweeted.

Turns out, even before he hit the stage he was dealing with issues with his “SNL” performance. COVID-19 had everything to do with it:

at first i was afraid to even perform. then we rehearsed for 2 weeks, then all of the dancers got removed because one had covid and new ones had to learn the routine in 24 hours, and then i ended up ripping my pants and couldn’t finish. everything happens for a reason tho lol

— nope(@LilNasX) May 23, 2021

”at first i was afraid to even perform. then we rehearsed for 2 weeks, then all of the dancers got removed because one had covid and new ones had to learn the routine in 24 hours, and then i ended up ripping my pants and couldn’t finish. everything happens for a reason tho lol,” he tweeted.

Watch the reaction he shared on social media below:

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— nope (@LilNasX) May 23, 2021

Oh, and that face lick:

He also performed his new track "Sun Goes Down" which you can check out below:

Get it.

As for other weekend performances…

The 2021 Billboard Music Awards featured performances from a few of your faves, Doja CatSZA.

The ladies served up art, fashion, sexy and choreography for their “Kiss Me More” performance. Both ladies love experimenting with their creativity, so the dancers wearing the orange helmets were the perfect touch.

The track is featured on Doja’s upcoming Planet Her LP. Also, Doja copped the Top R&B Female Artist, beating out SZA and Jhene Aiko. Doja was also nominated for Top New Artist, Top R&B Album (Hot Pink), and Top R&B Song (“Say So”).

Watch the ladies do their thing above.

DJ Khaled joined forces with singer H.E.R. and the Migos to perform their new anthem "We Going Crazy."

The trio got all the way turnt up to the Shawty-Lo sampled record as the crowd rocked out with them. Check out their performance above.

After hitting the red carpet in custom Valentino, Alicia Keys made her way on stage to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her album Songs In A Minor.

The NYC songstress changed into a Balmain look to perform a medley of her hits from the iconic debut album. Check it above.

The Weeknd may not be here for the GRAMMYs, but he seems to have a good relationship with Billboard.

The Canadian singer – who took home 10 BBMAs trophies – performed “Save Your Tears,” which featured complicated choreography and stunts to entertain the masses. Soak it all in above.

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T.I. Does Date Night With Tiny After Seemingly Firing Shots At Sexual Assault Accusers On New Track

T.I. and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris aren’t letting those sexual assault allegations keep them in hiding. The LIBRA rapper – who’s currently being investigated – shared a video of their recent date night after he released a new track where he seemingly takes aim at the women who have accused him of sexual assault.

More inside…

T.I. got some things off his chest on his new track titled “What It’s Come To.” And it seems he’s firing shots at the dozens of women who have accused him of sexual abuse amid the LAPD investigating him.

The sexual abuse allegations made against rapper T.I. (real name Clifford Harris) and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris aren’t going away any time soon. Dozens of women have come forward to accuse the couple of sexual abuse, including claims of forced drugging, kidnapping, rape, coercion, and intimidation in Georgia and California.

The allegations were made public after Tip & Tiny’s former friend, Sabrina Peterson, filed a defamation suit against them back in March. You’ll recall, the sex abuse scandal was brought to light back in January after Sabrina publicly put the LIBRA rapper on blast for allegedly holding her at gunpoint in front of children a few years ago. Some of the alleged sexual assault incidents date back almost 15 years ago.

The LAPD is reportedly investigating an alleged incident from 2005. Mr. & Mrs. Harris have denied all accusations made against them previously.

Now, Tip is seemingly responding to the women in the lyrics for his newly released track, “What It’s Come To.”

 

 
 

 

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On the track, Tip addressed a “scorned woman” who’s trying to extort him.

"Behind the foreign cars, clothes and expensive jewelry

I got a heart made of gold, motives be the purest

And they say hell have no fury like a woman’s scorn

Fuck that, I’m crankin’ up the jury, who you lyin’ on shawty?

Extortion, is that what you got your mind on, shawty?

Tell ’em, "Get it how you live, shawty, I ain’t goin’ for it"

In another line, he mentioned he’s going up against “lyin a** b*tches,” which seems like a reference to the women who have accused him of sexual abuse.

"Go put your face and reputation on it

These kinda claims deserve more than anonymous

Provocation conversations, don’t it?

They say let’s hit him with the one-two

You see how many niggas this been done to

Speak for the people, all you did, we can undo

Welcome to the Pro-Intel Part Two, damn, this is what it’s come too"

Sheesh.

Peep the lyric video below:

The track was released on the heels of that news that the LAPD is investigating an alleged incident from 2005. If the police are able to find enough information to bring up charges, it’s reported the file will be passed to Los Angeles County D.A. George Gascón’s office. It will then be up to the D.A. and the office’s sex crimes unit to decide if they want to take further action.

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Mr. & Mrs. Harris don’t seem to bothered – or are putting on a united front – amid the LAPD investigation. 

"Date night vibes," T.I. captioned the date night video. "Idk who needs to hear this but… #WhatItsComeTo."

Mk then…

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COPY, PASTE! Lela Rochon’s Daughter Asia Serves Up Vintage Fab For Prom In Her Mom’s Legendary Red Carpet Dress From The 90s

Lela Rochon and Antoine Fuqua’s daughter, Asia Rochon Fuqua, is all grown up! And she’s a replica of her gorgeous mother. Go inside to see Asia serve up vintage fab in her mother’s red hot red carpet dress from the 90s for her prom inside….

In the 90s, actress Lela Rochon was stepping on NECKS! OKAY?!

Waiting to Exhale, directed by Forest Whitaker and starring Lela Rochon, Loretta Devine, Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett, premiered at NYC’s Ziegfeld Theater in 1995 and Lela pulled up on the red carpet looking like a bag of money honey. The bomb actress served up sexy in a gorgeous red gown. The gown must have been a favorite because she put it away juuuuuust in case. And we’re sure she’s glad she did.

The Harlem Nights actress whipped out the red satin dress for her daughter Asia Rochon Fuqua to wear to prom. When she first decided to save the gown, she wasn’t sure why. Now, she knows.

 

 

 
 

 

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”Yes I saved the dress… wasn’t sure why but now I know,” Lela captioned.

 

Lela and her husband Antoine Fuqua (yes, chile, they’re still together) saw their stunning daughter off to prom this weekend. And Asia’s prom look was perfection! Her date was a cutie too. Check it:

 

 

 
 

 

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Lela literally gave birth to herself because her daughter is a spitting image of her!

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This fall, Asia is headed to the University of Southern California, joining other notable celeb kids, including Natalia Bryant and Storm Reid.

In other news, it appears Lela and Antoine are still going strong after KISSGATE in Italy with Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife Nicole Murphy. In case you missed that drama, catch up HERE.

If "That’s my man, I’mma stick beside him" was a person….

Photo: Lela’s IG

 

2021 BBMAs: Daddy Drake Brings Son Adonis On Stage To Accept Award, But Baby Boy Wasn’t Feeling It!

Drake was named Artist of the Decade at the Billboard Music Awards last night. And he brought out a special guest: his 3-year-old son Adonis. Watch the toddler cut up on stage inside…

Drake made it a family affair as he solidified himself as a Hip Hop legend during the 2021 Billboard Music Awards!

Last night, the Young Money rapper – decked out in a Tom Ford suit – received the prestigious Artist of the Decade Award at the 2021 BBMAs. He holds the title for most Billboard Music Awards with 27, setting the mark after taking home 12 awards in 2019.

Billboard’s Artists of the Decade category ranks the best-performing artists based on activity on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and the Billboard 200 albums tally, as well as social media data and touring revenue from Billboard Boxscore, from Dec. 5, 2009, through Sept. 28, 2019.

To accept the honor, Drizzy brought his 3-year-old son, Adonis, on stage with him to celebrate the monumental moment. It was a rare appearance as Drizzy doesn’t often share pictures of little Adonis. The Canadian rapper welcomed Adonis with French artist Sophie Brussaux in October 2017.

“You wanna hold it?,” Drizzy asked his son – who rocked cornrows for his TV debut – as he handed him the statue.

“The truth is, I’m really bad at taking compliments,” said the SCORPION rapper. “I’m really self-conscious about my music, and even if I do a good job I always wonder how I coulda done it better. I rarely celebrate anything.”

"To my beautiful family,” he continued as Adonis tried to walk away. Daddy Drizzy picked Adonis up and continued his speech,"To you! I wanna dedicate this award to you."

Needless to say, Adonis wasn’t feeling all of the extra attention. Watch him cut up below:

Much deserved.

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Tina Knowles Lawson snapped it up backstage with the winning circle, Drake, rapper/fellow Houston native Trae The Truth and rapper DaBaby. She presented Trae Da Truth with Billboard’s Changemaker Award!

 

 

 
 

 

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Fun times.

 

Swipe through our 2021 Billboard Music Awards gallery to see what your faves rocked on the red carpet below! 

 

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NUMBERS DON'T LIE: 2021 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

Rapper YFN Lucci Surrenders (Again) In NEW Gang Racketeering Case, Lawyer Says ‘He’s Not Guilty Of All Charges’

Rapper YFN Lucci is back behind bars. He was recently hit with new gang racketeering charges, digging him deeper into legal trouble. More inside…

It’s not looking good for YFN Lucci.

After coming home on bond in February, rapper YFN Lucci is BACK behind bars. The Atlanta rapper (real name Rayshawn Bennett) was hit with new RICO charges and surrendered recently.

According to Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat, Lucci is currently sitting in the prison’s maximum security area after being charged with gang racketeering charges.

The “Everyday We Lit” rapper has been sitting in the prison since May 10th on charges that involve allegations of felony murder and more. The RICO charges were filed on April 30th.

“He’s not guilty of all charges,” Lucci’s attorney, Drew Findling, said.

Before his February release, there was back and forth with the rapper’s lawyer and courts on whether he should be released on bond. He filed documents requesting a "reasonable bond" so he could provide for his children.

After previously being denied bond, a judge allowed Lucci to be released from custody in February, but under strict conditions. He posted a $500,000 bond and was given strict rules to follow while out.

WSB-TV 2 Atlanta reports:

“Is YFN Lucci a member or an associate of any criminal street gang?” Winne asked Findling.

“No. He’s not a gang member. What he is, is an internationally recognized musical artist that is a triple platinum winner,” Findling said.

Documents indicate the racketeering case filed April 30 involves, among other things, the felony murder of James Adams, in which Lucci is accused along with two others.

In January, the father-of-four surrendered to police after he was brought up on several charges, including felony murder, aggravated assault, participation in street gang activity and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

It’s alleged Lucci was the driver during a shootout that resulted in one of his friends losing their lives. On December 10th, the police found 28-year-old James Adams (one of Lucci’s homies) lying in the street with a gunshot wound to his face, according to the police reports. He was rushed to the hospital where he died.

Lucci and his homies were riding around ATL when they drove into a portion of the city controlled by another gang. According to the police, the SUV Lucci was allegedy driving "entered an oncoming lane of traffic and stopped on the left shoulder, allowing Adams and the front passenger of the vehicle, Ra’von Boyd, to fire multiple gunshots from assault rifle style firearms at people in the rival gang territory."

Lucci’s associates, 23-year-old Ra’von Boyd and 17-year-old Leroy Pitts, were also reportedly arrested.

WSB-TV reports: 

Findling maintains the felony murder charge against Lucci involves an allegation that Lucci was driving his Maybach with some friends when someone shot at the car, someone in the back seat defensively returned fire, and because a passenger in Lucci’s car was killed, Lucci was charged with felony murder — which Findling says he’s absolutely not guilty of.

Documents indicate both sides agreed to a bond on the homicide charge, but on April 12, before the filing of the racketeering indictment, a prosecutor moved to revoke Lucci’s bond, alleging he routinely violated the conditions.

Lucci’s side argued, “There appears to be no rational basis for asking for any additional bond,” and asked the court to allow his bond to remain in place.

Findling said felony murder occurs when someone unintentionally causes a death during the commission of a felony. He maintains Lucci was not committing a felony.

No updates from Lucci’s girlfriend Reginae Carter yet.

Photo: Instagram/Fulton County Jail

PRESS PLAY: Birdman & Lil Wayne Link With Roddy Rich For ‘STUNNAMAN’ + Lil Nas X’s ‘Sun Goes Down’, Explains Nicki Minaj Name Drop + BTS Of Nicki’s ‘Seeing Green’ Visuals + Polo G’s ‘Gang Gang’

It’s Friday, which means new music and new visuals. The Young Money camp has an arsenal of content that has been released. Get it all inside…

Young Money is making a splash on the music scene to kick off this YBF Weekend.

Along with Nicki Minaj’s return, Lil Wayne is been dropping bars on tracks and the Cash Money honcho, Birdman, just hopped out of rap retirement to be featured on a new track that’ll appear on an upcoming film.

Birdman on a track? Yep. Especially now that he and Weezy have squashed their beef (even though we’re still side eyeing Waye for his problematic political stances and tone with black women).

Cash Money Records and Nick Cannon’s NCREDIBLE have teamed up for an original motion picture soundtrack for an upcoming drama titled She Ball, which they’re also producing.

The first single from the She Ball soundtrack is titled, “STUNNAMAN,” which features Birdman, Roddy Ricch, and Lil Wayne.“STUNNAMAN” fuses a jagged beat to a signature melodic flow from Roddy Ricch. Meanwhile, Birdman and Lil Wayne pull up with old-school Like Father, Like Son-style interplay. Three generations of rap shine on this banger.

“If anything, the soundtrack will be a driving force of She Ball,” said Nick Cannon (who’s allegedly expecting baby #7 with baby mama #4).

“The music is truly the heartbeat of the film. To have my producing partners Birdman and Chris Brown on the album as well is an honor. We’ve got legends and all of the people who are really popping right now on the track-list. It references those soundtracks we all grew up on that meant something from a generational standpoint. When you hear the music or watch the movie, I want you to feel embedded in the culture. I saw Do the Right thing, Love and Basketball, and Above The Rim as a kid. We cherish those as national treasures now. That’s our goal.”

The “Wild ‘N Out” honcho wrote, produced, and directed She Ball. Birdman and global superstar Chris Brown join Mr. NCREDIBLE as producers and are also starring alongside Cedric The Entertainer, DC Young Fly, Evan Ross, and Faizon Love in the movie.

“I said to Nick, if we’re going to do this, we’ve got to do it as big as possible,” Birdman said in a press release. “As important as the movie was, the Soundtrack was just as important. We were able to put together some powerful records and collaborations worthy of this film. It takes everything to the next level.”

Take a listen and peep the visuals below:

As for the film, it’s an important community-focused project dealing with race, gentrification, criminal justice and women’s empowerment. The movie tells a story of triumph against all odds as a young female athlete played by Melody Rae Kandil faces trials, tribulations, and triumphs on and off the basketball court.

Peep the trailer below:

She Ball premieres in theaters and on-demand this Summer.

In other Young Money releases…

 

 

 
 

 

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Last week, Nicki Minaj had the Internet in a frenzy when she made her long-awaited social media return. Then, she re-released her 2009 mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty with three new tracks, including "Seeing Green," which features her Young Money fam, Lil Wayne & Drake.

This week, she teased the Barbz with behind-the-scenes clips from the "Seeing Green" music video with a couple peeks at Papa Bear.

 

 

 
 

 

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Check it:

So yeah, expect the visuals for "Seeing Green" to drop soon.

In other Nicki news, it seems she may have squashed her long-standing beef with daytime talk show host, Wendy Williams. Catch up HERE.

Speaking of Nicki…

 

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— nope (@LilNasX) May 21, 2021

 

Lil Nas X has been receiving backlash (again) for his newest music video for "Sun Goes Down." On the track, he included a line referencing Nicki Minaj, which pissed off some of the Barbz. They accused him of clout chasing.

On the song, he made a reference to being a huge fan of Nicki’s during his younger years.

"And nobody knows it when you’re silent, I’d be by the phone, stanning Nicki mornin’ into dawn, only place I felt I belonged," he sang on the track.

After the backlash from the Barbz, the "Call Me By Your Name" star said he will no longer name drop the QUEEN’s name again. Peep his tweet below.

"To the barbz who feel I’m using Nicki’s name for attention," he tweeted. "The song I released last night was recorded last year. And it’s about my life, which six of those years were dedicated to Nicki. It’s no fake love. But I understand how it looks so I will no longer mention her."

 

to the barbz who feel i’m using nicki’s name for attention, the song i released last night was recorded last year. and it’s about my life which 6 of those years were dedicated to nicki. it’s no fake love. but i understand how it looks so i will no longer mention her.

— nope (@LilNasX) May 21, 2021

 

Check out Lil Nas X’s "Sun Goes Down" visuals below:

As for another new video…

 

 

 
 

 

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Weezy hopped on a track with Polo G titled "Gang Gang."

In the visuals (directed by Rosco), Polo G is seen hanging out with his homies before he links up with Lil Wayne at a house party. The new song will be featured on the Chi-town rapper’s upcoming album, Hall of Fame, which is set to be released in June.

Check out his new music video with the N.O. native below:

Looks like Young Money is making a comeback as a label. You here for it?

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NEW GIG: Jeremih Joins Cast of ‘Power Book IV: Force’!

Oh, he acts too?!  Singer Jeremih is dipping into the acting game and joining the "Power" family.  Deets inside.

 

STARZ announced today that Grammy-nominated artist Jeremih has been cast in the network’s upcoming original series “Power Book IV: Force” in a recurring role.

The "Oui" singer will join as Elijah, a high-ranking member of CBI who knows how the drug game is played and isn’t afraid to bend the rules. As Jenard Sampson’s (Kris D. Lofton) closest ally, there’s nothing he won’t do to prove his loyalty to both the Sampson brothers.

“Power Book IV: Force,” centers on fan-favorite character Tommy Egan after he cuts ties and puts New York in his rearview mirror for good. And it’s not yet clear if Jeremih will be playing friend or foe to Mr. Cancel Christmas On Your A–.

While there’s no premiere date yet for the newest spinoff of the "Power" universe, “Power Book IV: Force” will star previously announced Joseph Sikora (“Power,” “Ozark”), who will reprise his iconic role of Tommy Egan. Isaac Keys (“Get Shorty,” “The Oath”), Lili Simmons (“Banshee,” “Ray Donovan”), Gabrielle Ryan (“The Haves and the Have Nots,” “Bonding”), STARZ Original series “Hightown” alum Shane Harper (“A Teacher”), Kris D. Lofton (“Ballers,” “Empire”), Anthony Fleming III (“Prison Break,” The Beast), Lucien Cambric (“Chicago P.D.,” “The Chi”) and Tommy Flanagan (“Sons of Anarchy,” Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2).

It’s a good ending to this pandemic for Jeremih as he had a severe battle against Covid-19 late last year.  He and his girlfriend were celebrating at the baby shower of their son in August of 2020, then three months later in November, he was fighting for his life in ICU for the next month. Glad to see he’s back in action.

 

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Nick Cannon And Former ‘Wild N Out’ Model Alyssa Scott Allegedly Expecting A Baby Boy, Would Be Nick’s 7th Child

Well well well.  What do we have here?  Another BABY CANNON on the way?  Former "Wild n Out" model Alyssa Scott just hinted that she’s pregnant with Nick Cannon‘s seventh child.  All while another woman is currently pregnant with his twin boys. Details inside.

We need a chart.

If you thought Nick Cannon would have slowed ish down a bit after impregnating two women at the same time while simultaneously bouncing from one girlfriend to another (neither of which were the women he impregnated), think again.  Because it looks like he has baby #7 on the way with a new woman.

A former model from Nick’s show "Wild N Out", Alyssa Scott, posted maternity pics a few weeks ago telling her fans she has a baby boy on the way.  She is already a mom to a toddler little girl.

Her most recent maternity pic she posted yesterday is the one that had folks doing a double take.  Not just because it was a fully nude pic, but because she captioned the pic with what appears to be the baby’s name: Zen S. Cannon.

 

 
 

 

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Chile…

Of course, folks had questions seeing that the baby has Nick’s last name and she does have a connection to Nick through her former job.  And, let’s face it, she’s not too far from what is seemingly his type.

 

 
 

 

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One commenter flat out asked her if Nick Cannon is the father.  Her response: A heart-faced smiley emoji.  Mmhmm…

Nick Cannon’s fan site even congratulated her in the comments. 

Alyssa also captioned one maternity pic “Blues”, which is coincidentally (or not so coincidentally) part of the name of Nick’s new song “Ghetto Blues”.

Just last month, Nick celebrated the impending arrival of his twin boys with DJ Abby De La Rosa.  Those babies are due in July. 

 

 
 

 

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Two months ago, Brittany Bell welcomed their newest child together, a daughter named Powerful CannonThe twosome already have an older son together, Golden Cannon.

Nick has also been in a relationship with model and former video vixen Lanisha Cole throughout both of those pregnancies and even currently, as far as we know.  Lanisha has yet to speak on this new alleged pregnancy news, bit she made sure to let folks know she’s by on a beach somewhere.

 

 
 

 

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He was also dating model Jessica White when Brittany announced her pregnancy.  They broke up, and he started dating Lanisha.

Nick has two older twins with ex-wife Mariah Carey, as we all know, Monroe and Moroccan.  So, if Alyssa is indeed his 4th baby’s mother, their child would make his 7th.

Nick has yet to confirm anything either, but he never does until he pops up with a push gift at the baby shower. Or with matching Valentine’s gifts and celebrations for all the women in his life.

Congrats to the couple, if true.

 

Nicki Minaj & Wendy Williams … SQUASH Their Beef & MAKE UP?!

It appears Nicki Minaj and Wendy Williams have squashed their ongoing “beef” and we’ve got receipts. Check it out inside…

It’s no secret Wendy Williams isn’t (or wasn’t) a fan of Nicki Minaj.

When news hit that Nicki Minaj married her childhood sweetheart Kenneth Petty (an ex-con with a long rap sheet), daytime talk show host Wendy Williams didn’t mince her words criticizing her situation and that launched a shady match between the ladies.

While Wendy isn’t fond of Nicki’s dating choices, she recently made sure to give her props when they were due. Last week, the “Seeing Green” rapper re-released her 2009 mixtape, Beam Me Up Scotty, on the project’s 12th anniversary. The project featured new music that features her Young Money family, Drake and Lil Wayne.

On “The Wendy Williams Show,” the 56-year-old daytime TV host dedicated a segment to Nicki’s new music and she gave her props as a “legend” and an “Icon.” Oh?

“Nicki, to me, is definitely an icon and definitely a legend,” said Wendy. “She’s done things that these young girls haven’t even touched, even though they have hit music, but Nicki is different than the rest. She’s done things that these young girls haven’t even touched, even though they have hit music, but Nicki is different than the rest.”

Peep the short clip below:

 

Wendy Williams says @NICKIMINAJ is both a legend and icon! pic.twitter.com/aBDoWONAwt

— Female Rap Room (@girlsinrap) May 17, 2021

 

You can watch the full clip below:

The daytime talk show host didn’t go overboard with the praise, but the Barbz picked up on the Nicki praise and made it trend on social media:

 

First time wendy ever said anything positive about nicki so shes still on watch #NICKIMINAJ #BeamMeUpScotty https://t.co/foSd3d7hI4

— SEEING GREEN (@LiDreday) May 17, 2021

 

 

@WendyWilliams called @NICKIMINAJ an Icon and a Legend today. The culture is absolutely healing itself pretty wild.

— (@ItsNigelRowe) May 18, 2021

 

 

Once Nicki took a break they realize the impact

— Redz Lewinsky (@lowkey02803888) May 17, 2021

 

 

Thank you @WendyWilliams for saying @NICKIMINAJ is an icon and a legend! She stands above them all! She can’t be touched!!

— QueenMrs (@TheQueenMrs) May 17, 2021

 

The QUEEN raptress caught wind of Wendy’s comments and responded:

”You are an icon & legend as well @wendyshow,” Nicki Minaj wrote in the comments of a fan account that posted the clip.

Well look at that. We’re here for the ladies ending their ongoing feud.

You’ll recall, Nicki & Wendy were involved in a nasty spat that played out on social media and on daytime television. You can catch up HERE

Speaking of Nicki and criminal acts…

The “Starships” raptress recently did a post and delete of her 2003 mugshot to note the growth in her life.

“It took me years to b able to look at things like this,” Nicki wrote in the caption before deleting the post. “Criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use. I did use it tho. This is so inspiring now looking back,” she added. “The girl was leaking blood and spent days in the hospital. The word on the street was that I was gonna b deported. I was so scared. Lol. I was ‘on the run’. I rlly thought I was in a ghetto movie. I hid my car and went to stay wit my Aunt in Brooklyn chile. Bwahahaaaaa. #Growth.”

Also…

The new mom shared a new flick of her & Kenneth’s 8-month-old son, whom she affectionately calls Papa Bear. He was captured in a behind-the-scenes video to promote her new song with Lil Wayne & Drake titled, Seeing Green. Dressed in a Burberry down onesie, the stylish baby was seen on a private jet with his mother. In another flick, Nicki’s hubby is holding Papa Bear while they pose for their first Christmas portrait. The Head Barb said fans probably won’t be getting any new flicks soon, so enjoy.

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Adorbs.

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PRESS PLAY: You Can Finally Shake What Ya Mama Gave Ya To City Girls’ ‘Twerkulator’ After Sample-Clearance Issue Resolved

The City Girls’ “Twerkulator” has finally arrived after some sample-clearance issues. The Miami rap duo has finally released the audio of the single almost a year after it leaked online. Take a listen inside…

From an unofficial release to getting the samples cleared!

 

 

 
 

 

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In 2020, the City Girls’ album City On Lock leaked online and their song “Twerkulator” was one track that made its rounds online. The problem at the time was that the sample hadn’t been cleared, so the track was left off the album. Also, the track was gaining traction on TikTok as folks were creating content with the track.

 

 
 

 

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It appears QC honcho Pierre “Pee” Thomas coughed up some cash to get the sample cleared, so it can be released as a proper single for the masses. “Twerkulator” samples “Planet Rock,” the 1982 song by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force and Cajmere’s 1992 house anthem “Coffee Pot (It’s Time For The Percolator).” “Planet Rock” sampled Kraftwerk’s “Trans-Europe Express,” so all of the members of Kraftwerk were also given songwriting credits.

Everybody eats!

Take a listen below:

Before the full audio was released, which includes behind-the-scenes clips of the City Girls doing a photoshoot for the cover art, City Girls’ rapper Yung Miami/Caresha got involved in a social media spat with the Clermont Twins …. over a pose.

Shannon Clermont called out the City Girl for biting their style and poses in the promo video for the track. Peep their war of words below:

 

 
 

 

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Well alright.

We’re just here for the summer bop!

Tonight…

 

 
 

 

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The City Girls will be turning up to their newly released track in Houston.

 

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ICYMI: LAPD Is Reportedly Being Investigating T.I. Over Alleged Sexual Assault Incident, Harris Family Lawyer Responds

After those sexual misconduct allegations surfaced, rapper/actor T.I. is now being investigated by the LAPD. The Harris Family lawyer responds. Get it all inside…

The sexual abuse allegations made against rapper T.I. and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris aren’t going away any time soon. If you haven’t heard, dozens of women have accused the couple of sexual abuse, including claims of forced drugging, kidnapping, rape, coercion, and intimidation in Georgia and California.

The allegations were made public after Tip & Tiny’s former friend, Sabrina Peterson, filed a defamation suit against them. You’ll recall, the sex abuse scandal was brought to light back in January after Sabrina publicly put T.I. on blast for allegedly holding her at gunpoint in front of children a few years ago. Some of the alleged sexual assault incidents date back almost 15 years ago.

An incident from 2005 is now reportedly being investigated by the LAPD.

Deadline reports:

The 2005 incident saw the anonymous woman invited back to the couple’s hotel room after meeting them in a club. Having been offered a drink by T.I. once in the room, the woman told LAPD officials she soon found herself naked, in a shower and on a bed with the Harrises, as she felt increasingly sick.

The woman shares a lawyer in Tyrone A. Blackburn with Rachelle Jenks. The latter filed a report with the Las Vegas Police Department in April that details a similar sequence of drinks and rape.

New York based attorney, Tyrone A. Blackburn, contacted authorities in two states – Georgia & California – asking them to launch criminal investigations against the couple after more than 30 women – including victims & witnesses – contacted him in recent weeks. He said the allegations span more than 15 years and are all “eerily consistent.” The Hip Hop couple denied all of the allegations brought up against them.

Lawyer Tyrone Blackburn is seeking justice on behalf of 11 accusers, including Sabrina Peterson. Eight women allege either rapper T.I., his wife Tiny or someone in their camp (including rapper Nelly) assaulted them. The other three accusers include a young man that was eight years old – the son of Sabrina.

 

 

 
 

 

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If the police are able to find enough information to bring up charges, it’s reported the file will be passed to Los Angeles County D.A. George Gascón office. It will then be up to the D.A. and the office’s sex crimes unit to decide if they want to take further action.

While Mr. & Mrs. Harris’ lawyer Tyrone Blackburn hasn’t responded to the investigation report, the APA-repped T,I,’s lawyer Steve Sadow released a statement, claiming Tip & Tiny have not been contacted by the LAPD.

“The Harrises have not spoken to or been contacted by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the Las Vegas Police Department (LVPD) or, indeed, any member of law enforcement from any other jurisdiction in the country,” said the Atlanta-based attorney, going on to doubt the credibility of the women in the cases in the California and Nevada cases.

T.I. and Tiny have denied ALL allegations brought against them.

MTV Entertainment halted production of their VH1 family-oriented reality series, “T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle" and Tip will NOT be returning as his character Dave for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the third installment of the film series.

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LeBron James Hits The Party Scene With Drake, MBJ, Damson Idris, Agent Rich Paul & More To Celebrate His Tequila Lobos 1707 Launch

LeBron James linked up with a few of his celeb friends to celebrate his new tequila brand, Lobos 1707. And the event looked like a movie. Peep the flicks inside…

 

Issa spirit celebration! One thing LeBron James does is WORK hard. We see the fruits of his labor every time he hits the court. However, he also PLAYS hard as well.

 

 

 
 

 

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Before heading to the playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers baller sketched some time in his busy schedule to hang out with the guys. The Los Angeles Lakers baller linked up with a group of all-stars to celebrate his new Lobos Tequila brand.

 

 

 
 

 

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Linking up in L.A. for a special ‘Taco Tuesday’ event on a Monday, the four-time NBA champ enjoyed a night out with rapper Drake, actors Michael B. Jordan and Damson Idris, singer Kelly Rowland, Migos rapper Quavo, Roc Nation music exec Lenny Santiago, LeBron’s agent Rich Paul and more.

 

 

 
 

 

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”My Bro @richpaul and myself got the brothers together for an intimate, special ‘TACO TUESDAY’ on a MONDAY (lol) in honor of the BEST new TEQUILA by our bro @kingjames !! @lobos1707,” Lenny wrote on social media. “Only we’re ignorant enough to have a Taco Tuesday on a Monday. Thank You @mrserinharris for always executing the best events.”

Everyone mixed and mingled during the outdoor celebration, enough star power in one room for everyone to wish they were a fly on the wall to get the inside scoop on everything they chopped it up about.

And yes, fine a** MBJ and sexy a** DAMSON were in the same space to tequila toast with everyone — OUR OVARIES! Sheesh.

 

 

 
 

 

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”Anyone that knows me, knows the best way to get me out of the house is good people, great fun, and (yup) FOOD!,” Kelly Rowland captioned. “And we got the call & joined @richpaul & @kingjames to celebrate the release of their new tequila @lobos1707 (P.S. it was so smooth) THIS WAS THE BEST TACO TUESDAY(on a Monday, lol) I’ve been to in YEARS!! Thank you to them and the whole @lobos1707 team for having us! I am straight jacking this idea! The churros were the sweetest touch! Shout Out to: @mrserinharris & @kodaklens”

Right after the Lobos event, LeBron and the Lakers went up against Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors. And guess what? They secured their playoff spot. The Lakers just slid by the Warriors, 103-100.

For their first playoff game, the Lakers will go up against the Phoenix Suns this Sunday.

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BITTER EX FILES: Future Takes Shots At Lori Harvey – ‘Tell Steve Harvey I Don’t Want Her’

Future is back on his toxicity tip again, coming for his ex Lori Harvey.  Listen to what is basically his "bitter exes mating call" inside…

A snippet from a new track with Future and 42 Dugg is about to have folks in a tizzy. Namely bitter exes who are still mad their ex never claimed them publicly while they were showering them with the world. Y’all know they love to stick together and find others just like them.  So it’s only right Future sounded the alarm to find all the fellow bitter exes who support this foolery.

In the unnamed snippet that leaked online (listen above), Future raps, "Tell Steve Harvey I don’t want her.” It’s clear he’s talking about his ex – who never actually claimed him – Steve Harvey’s daughter, Lori Harvey. We highly doubt she – young, rich, childless, beautiful & dating, literally, the Sexiest Man Alive – wants a man who has at least 7 kids by 7 different women. And is also an alleged deadbeat who refuses to claim a couple of them. So, there’s no love lost there, trust.

Lori has never spoken his name – not even when they were together – and clearly he feels some type of way that she moved on and leveled up like he never even existed.  He did the same thing to ex Ciara when she leveled up, so it’s a pattern for him. Not sure why he’s keeping his ex’s name in his mouth and not his current barely legal girlfriend Dess Dior‘s.  Maybe they don’t have much to discuss since she’s almost half his age, exactly how he likes ’em…for a reason.

It’s interesting – Future was over the moon to put her in his songs praising her while they were together, flying her and her girls to Jamaica for a whole birthday weekend, taking her on shopping sprees (all of which he shared publicly) and more.  But now, after she’s done and said nothing regarding you at all, suddenly "you don’t want her"?  Oh, ok.

 

 
 

 

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Now that Lori is very publicly boo’d up with her new man Michael B. Jordan whom she very publicly claims, it seems Future is in his feelings. We guess his current rapper/IG model girlfriend Dess isn’t keeping him busy enough?

Future likely wasn’t expecting to get a dose of his own "f ’em and leave ’em" medicine from Lori. And he doesn’t know how to handle it.  Poor little Tink.

 

 

 

 
 

 

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Something tells us Lori and the rest of the masses who don’t have receipts that they go around slangin’ p— unprotected would never be bothered bymen who mask their mediocrity and hurt with misogyny.

Best wishes to all.

 

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OH IT’S OFFICIAL NOW? A$AP Rocky Calls GF Rihanna ‘The One’ & Shares How She Made His Life ‘So Much Better’

A$AP Rocky calls his girlfriend Rihanna “the one” in a new GQ story, confirming what we all already knew. More deets about their blossoming relationship inside…

 

 

 
 

 

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Yep, it’s official official. Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are a couple.

Rumors about a possible romance between the two entertainers have been lingering for a while now. The Harlem native recently confirmed what we all basically already knew: They’re an item.

The rapper/fashion maven is featured on the cover of GQ’s June/July 2021 issue where he opens up about his relationship with Rihanna, who ended her relationship with billionare Hassan Jameel a couple years ago, for the first time. Like we said, rumors about Rocky & RiRi have been swirling for a while now, but he’s just now confirming the coupledom situation.

 

 

 
 

 

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The “Wild for the Night” rapper gushed to the publication about his romance with the global superstar. He dubbed her the “love of my life” and while we weren’t all the way here for it in the beginning, he’s starting to grow on us.

When asked what it feels like being in a committed relationship, the NYC rapper said, "So much better. So much better when you got ‘the One.’ She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones."

And when a man finds exactly what he wants, he treats her as such. It’s like a music/fashion mash up where two people who are great at both music and fashion come together as one.

"I think when you know, you know. She’s the One," he added.

Aww!

Becoming a part of RiRi’s family seems to be A$AP Rocky’s goal. They both were spotted together for Thanksgiving and Christmas last year. Rih accompanied him in New York for Thanksgiving and he jetted to Barbados with her for Christmas. Turns out, A$AP’s father is from Barbados, so while being their felt foreign, he said he felt right at home.

“It was like a homecoming thing,” he said. “It was crazy. I always imagined what it would be like for my dad, before he came to America. And I got to visit those places, and believe it or not, there was something nostalgic about it. It was foreign but familiar.”

Being in a family atmosphere, it’s only natural to think about creating a family with the person you’re madly in love with. The 32-year-old rapper talked about if he’s ready to be a father.

If that’s in my destiny, absolutely,” he shared. “I think I’m already a dad! All these motherfuckers are already my sons—whatchu talkin’ ’bout!” He laughs and then starts choosing his words carefully: “Nah, but like, I think I’d be an incredible, remarkably, overall amazing dad. I would have a very fly child. Very.”

That would be one gorgeous baby.

You can read more from his cover story here.

While we weren’t all the way here for a Rihanna x A$AP Rocky hook up, they’re growing on us.

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Singers From Total, 702, Cherish, Danity Kane, Blaque, 3LW & More Create The Ultimate Girl Group For ‘The Encore’ – WATCH!

Several members from some of your fave girl groups are joining forces for “BET Presents The Encore,” a new reality series about talented female singers who come together to form a R&B Super group. Chile, we can already see how messy this one will be. Deets inside…

BET has rounded up a group of female singers from famous girl groups to form a R&B Super group. And fans will get a front row look at how it’ll all go down.

The non-scripted series, titled “BET Presents The Encore,” will have the ladies come together to record an album, release music videos and perform live.

The series includes 2 sets of sisters and a couple of former reality stars: Shamari DeVoe (Blaque), (who recently appeared on "Real Housewives of Atlanta" with husband Ronnie Devoe), Pamela Long (Total), sisters Irish Grinstead & LeMisha Grinstead (702), sisters Fallon King & Felisha King (Cherish), Aubrey O’ Day (Danity Kane), Kiely Williams (3LW/The Cheetah Girls) and the only member to not be in a girl group, Nivea Nash.

Yep, that’s nine women coming together for an R&B group, but it’s to be seen if all the ladies make the final album cut.

They will live together for 30 days to record an album at a home studio, learn choreography and practice vocals. And guess what? The songstresses won’t know who their bandmates are until they get to the house. It’s like "Real World" meets "Making The Band".

An esteemed roster of music industry experts will drop in each week to prepare them for their big debut and deliver a chart-topping record, including music producer Kosine, choreographer Aliya Janell (who often goes viral for her stiletto dance routines), songwriter Elijah Blake, and vocal coach Cynnamyn. Carlos King, Scott Jeffress, Alicia Martino, Brent Nisbett and Scott Shatsky will serve as executive producers.

Will their artistic differences or egos get in the way of forming a group? Or will these powerhouse women show the world that they still have what it takes to make a major comeback? We shall see!

Peep the trailer below:

This show reminds us of that clip that leaked in 2020 from a show about former girl groups. You’ll recall, 3LW’s Kiely Williams & Destiny’s Child singer Farrah Franklin had the iternets in shambles over the leaked excerpt. Check it below: 

I am weak between Kiely telling Farrah she wasn’t in the group nor while asking her did she sing at all and Farrah telling Kiely she sold 19 million records off “Say My Name.”

Tweet me back Beyoncé’s response if she was watching at home. pic.twitter.com/pXxFSc7CCA

— Terry Jane Paul (@InThierry) April 3, 2020

”BET Presents The Encore” will premiere Wednesday, June 9th at 10 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her.

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‘Black Ink’ Star Ceaser SUES His Daughter’s Mother After She Accused Him of Abusing Their Daughter

After denying the physical abuse claims made against him by his daughter, “Black Ink” honcho Ceaser Emanuel is taking things to the next level. After the episode about his daughter and girlfriend Suzette’s social media drama, he pulled the trigger on a lawsuit against his daughter’s mom, Crystal. Deets inside…

“Black Ink” honcho Ceaser Emanuel has lawyered up against his daughter’s mother, Crystal Torres.

Earlier this year, Ceaser’s teenage daughter, Cheyenne, got involved in a nasty social media spat with her father’s current girlfriend, Suzette. That ish BLEW UP and things were said that are hard to take back. As the drama was unfolding, Cheyenne’s mother, Crystal, chimed in, backing her daughter’s claims that Cesaer allegedly dragged her out of the shower while she was naked and assaulted her.

On the last episode of “Black Ink,” Ceaser sat down with his cousin/co-star Teddy where they addressed the social media drama between Cheyenne and Suzette. Teddy said he decided to speak up because he would feel “wack” if he didn’t speak up. Ceaser opened up to Teddy and told him watching Cheyenne’s IG Live where she blasted him “broke his heart.”

”I felt like I was betrayed by the person I love the most in the world,” he said.

As far as Teddy is concerned (or at least at that time), he said Suzette is a “dub” because she should have never gone back and forth with his 17-year-old child on social media. However, Cease didn’t seem like he was ready to end it with Suzette.

Peep the clip below, PLUS check out TheYBF.com’s cameo below:

Communication is What should Ceaser do? #BlackInkCrew pic.twitter.com/Fuws1CEmFF

— Black Ink Crew (@BlackInkCrew) May 18, 2021

Cease denied the claims then and he’s denying them now. To prove his point, he’s now SUING Crystal.

The “Black Ink” boss claims her accusations caused him to lose tons of endorsement deals. He also said the accusations caused the reality show to be put on pause so VH1 could investigate, which cost him money.

TMZ has the deets:

Ceasar denied that characterization — he insists he only "disciplined" Cheyenne — but now, he’s taking legal action over it too … filing a lawsuit for defamation against Crystal for publicly claiming Ceasar was a child abuser. The suit even points to remarks Crystal made this week on social media, which he says ruined his rep and cost him A LOT of money.

Crystal went on a rant Monday addressing the "lies" she insists Ceasar is spreading about the situation. According to his lawsuit, Ceasar says that’s just the latest example of her defaming him.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Ceasar says Crystal’s IG post(s) and subsequent interviews around that time are inflammatory and flat-out wrong. Caesar says he even offered Crystal a letter from the GA Fulton County Dept. of Family & Children Service clearing his name … so she would quit publicly blasting him.

He says, despite that evidence, she continued to smear him — hence the lawsuit.

Ceasar says he lost out on lots of endorsement deals, not to mention having to put his massive VH1 reality show on pause due to an internal investigation — which he says also cost him.

Adding insult to injury, he says his real-life work with the community and underserved kids came to a halt — ’cause folks falsely assumed he was actually guilty.

The tattoo king said his hands are tied because she costing him money. He’s supposedly set to hold a press conference in New York tomorrow (May 20th), alongside his attorney Walter Mosley.

Before news about the lawsuit hit the Internet, Ceaser posted a cryptic IG caption:

 

 

 
 

 

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He said, "One of the SADDEST things in this WORLD, is to see a child GROW UP hating one of their parents because they got one side of the STORY."

No word from Crystal or Cheyenne. Both of their IG handles have been deactivated…for now.

New episodes of "Black Ink" air Mondays at 8/7c on VH1.

Photos: Ceaser’s IG

Chloe Bailey Going Solo For ‘GMA’ After Addressing Controversial Viral Video + Chance The Rapper, Shaggy, Sean Paul & More Coming To Summer Concert Series

Chloe Bailey – who has been heating up social media in a major way – is gearing up to perform solo for “Good Morning America’s” Summer Concert Series. Deets on her performance, plus everyone else who will be hitting the stage this summer inside…

When 2021 swooped in, Chloe x Halle announced they were launching solo accounts. And we knew something was up. At least it would be. Halle Bailey is uber busy in London filming for Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

Meanwhile, Chloe Bailey has been working on new music while heating up her solo social media handles.

 

 
 

 

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Since launching their solo social media accounts, Chloe has been heating up social media with her killer vocals, flexing her skills in several covers that folks can’t get enough of. She has also been sharing some uber sexy shots that has everyone talking. While her lil sis handles her business overseas, she’s holding it down on this side of the pond.

For her next big gig, Chloe has been set to perform solo for “Good Morning America’s” Summer Concert Series. She’s set to the hit the stage June 21st. Woot.

While we’re sure she’ll perform some Chloe x Halle hits, we wouldn’t be surprised if she performed a new song since she has been hinting at releasing new music.

The bomb singer isn’t the only one hitting the “GMA” series this summer. Chance The Rapper (June 18th), DJ D-Nice & Ne-Yo (June 24th), Shaggy, Sean Paul, Spice (June 11th) and more are set to rock the stage over the next few months.

INTRODUCING OUR @GMA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES LINEUP

Find the full list with dates here: https://t.co/BtUxJgr90S pic.twitter.com/hY7kpLjumM

— Good Morning America (@GMA) May 17, 2021

Who will you be tuning in to see?

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She recently responded (again) to folks giving her backlash for her latest dance video she posted on social media. Catch up above.

Let our good sis live.

Photo: Chloe’s IG

Tristan Thompson SUES Woman Who Claims He’s Her Child’s Father Even After Paternity Test Says He’s Not

 

Tristan Thompson is fed up with a chick he cheated with. The woman – Kimberly Alexander – claims he’s the father of her child even though a paternity test found he wasn’t. Now, he’s suing. More inside…

Tristan Thompson isn’t feeling one of his alleged side chicks exposing him for who he truly is, so he has lawyered up to keep her quiet.

There were allegations that he fathered a third child and that he’s being a “deadbeat” dad to the child. The woman – Kimberly Alexander – claims he is he father of her son, even though he took a DNA test that proved he’s NOT the biological father. Mind you, this is a DIFFERENT woman.

You’ll recall a woman named Sydney Chase made claims she slept with Tristan as recent as January 2021. And she also revealed Khloe coming to her "as a woman" receipts. Try not to get confused.  Kimberly is the woman who claims Tristan is the father of her 5-year-old son.

In the filing, the Boston Celtics baller said if the child were his he would have NO problem taking on his fatherly responsibilities. However, since the DNA test proved he was NOT the father, he said Kimberly is ruining his reputation. So the multiple times he was caught cheating on Khloe Kardashian didn’t ruin…nevermind.

TMZ reports:

In the docs, Tristan says he’s a proud, loving and providing father to 2 children, and he claims Alexander’s false accusations potentially cost him endorsement deals because companies and brands viewed him as a troubled athlete.

Again, he admitted to having sex with this woman, but he’s adamant that he’s NOT the father of her child, per the paternity test Ms. Alexander thinks was manipulated.

"I am the father of two young children. I love my children and take my responsibilities as a father extremely seriously. I am involved in my children’s lives and proud to have close relationships with my children and to provide for their needs financially and otherwise," Tristan said in the paperwork.

He continued, "Had the DNA test results shown that Ms. Alexander’s child was my son, I would have done the same for Ms. Alexander’s child without hesitation. For Ms. Alexander to falsely state that I am the type of man who would neglect his parental duties hurts me emotionally and is incredibly damaging to my reputation."

The NBA player said the accusations of being a “deadbeat dad” is hurting his potential to ink contracts with big brands.

"Most of my professional contracts, including my contracts to play with the NBA, gives them the right to terminate my contract in the event I engage in certain behavior or conduct that may cast the team or the brand in a negative light publicly," he said in the filing.

"I have potentially lost out on endorsement deals or other brand contracts, as I have been publicly portrayed as a troubled athlete with whom companies do not want to associate or have represent their brand."

The case is ongoing, so time will tell how this all plays out.

In other news, Khloe and Tristan are looking to get a surrogate to carry their second child. We can’t even make this stuff up. Good luck Khloe!

Photo: Tristan’s IG

WE’RE OVER-ISH: Kenya Barris & Eva Longoria Flirt With ‘Brown-ish’ Series Idea

With “black-ish” and “mixed-ish” being canceled, Kenya Barris is back with more “ish.” This time, he’s teaming up with Eva Longoria for a series about a modern Latinx family. Is it needed? Sound off inside…

No shade to anyone trying to get their coins in Hollywood, but yeah, we’re kinda over all the “ish.”

As you may have heard, EMMY nominated show “black-ish” will be ending with the eighth season of the series and “Mixed-ish” was given the axe after two seasons. “Grown-ish” – starring Yara Shahidi – has NOT been canceled.

Now, Kenya Barris is reportedly working with actress Eva Longoria for a new series titled, “Brown-ish,” which would center around a modern Latinx family.

“Brown-ish is still a concept that is in development, we haven’t rolled out the firm plans around that yet,” ABC Chief Craig Erwich told Deadline. There were also rumors of Old-ish, a series that would be centered on Laurence Fishburne and Jenifer Lewis’s characters. “On old-ish, we have no current plans to make it as a pilot.”

Overall, “when we talk about the world of black-ish, there are so many different iterations that we are open to; it’s really up to Kenya who is the master and the captain of the franchise,” Erwich said.

The series hasn’t been confirmed yet and is reportedly in development.

Is this really needed though? We’re kinda over all the “ish” and so is social media: 

 

Wasn’t blackish already brown-ish pic.twitter.com/LqDakhUToM

— Bevv (@getBiglikeBev) May 18, 2021

 

 

She’s 100% right (in case someone gets this the wrong way lol)

— Hernandy (Lil’ Sad Era) (@Pollos_Hernandy) May 19, 2021

 

 

brown-ish (2022) pic.twitter.com/34DjOgb1NA

— hot girl midsommar (@verymimi) May 18, 2021

 

 

I’m sorry were his shows not brown-ish enough or pic.twitter.com/xpIWiz51u6

— young william eyelash (@ohjasminee) May 18, 2021

 

 

brown-ish for a latinx show aint gunna work bc being brown is not exclusive to that community I know my brown ass aint ?!! y’all need to be more creative bc what the actual fuck https://t.co/XiAdRa8Unk

— fred chicken (@__fredv) May 18, 2021

 

 

Also “Brown-ish” we don’t feel like that’s just perpetuating the colorism that is rampant in the Latinx community? Like throw dis away…

— (@MoralesAcosta2) May 18, 2021

 

Thoughts?

Photos: Kathy Hutchins/Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock.com

Excuse Us, But Ari Lennox…

We’d like to have a word. The ginger, ahem, certified baddie, Ari Lennox, has been GIVING on Instagram lately.  And she damn near broke Twitter after her latest set of flicks.  Peep them inside.

Whatever the "Shea Butter Baby" queen has been doing, we want double!

Ari Lennox has been on an Instagram Baddie revamp, but in the best way possible. 

Don’t get it twisted, chick was just as much of a baddie when she was rocking her natural hair and jeans and a tee while serving up vocals at every turn. And we love YBF chicks who can do both.

The 30-year-old D.C. native went on a fitness journey just before her 30th birthday, and she’s clearly enjoying the results.  Skin on GLOW and body on SNATCHED, chick is making sure her Savage Summer will be in full throttle.

After posting up super fab pics for the last few months on Instagram, decked out in fun and flirty looks where she’s showing off bawdy and confidence, it was her newest content shoot yesterday that she shared that have folks in their feelings.  In the best way. Check it:

 

 
 

 

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In her newest pics (above), she’s rocking the “Foxyy” mini skirt and bra set from A ‘Lil Too Much, and it’s exactly the young, fun, sexiness a chick has every right to be. She damn near broke Twitter as the trending topic since this morning because of these new pics.

 

 

 
 

 

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Yesss Ari!

Slaying it just like the models did:

 

 
 

 

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We’ve been loving her newfound confidence and fun she’s been having with her look – the braids, the natural curls, the bomb wiggery, the teeny tiny short shorts, nails, glowy makeup, the nights out with the gworls, the bikini fabness etc. And ALL of it has been A1.

 

 

 
 

 

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If you got it, flaunt it. And often.

Ari Lennox – whipped cream acoustic pic.twitter.com/j4TYRr3lmG

— Popflix (@Popflix4) May 18, 2021

The gag is she’s ALWAYS been a baddie, you either got it or you don’t and Ari Lennox always had IT pic.twitter.com/xkLYiPj42f

— (@TaraAng1111) May 18, 2021

Folks loved Ari Lennox natural. Pics/videos of her routinely went viral, folks supported her music heavy. But now that’s she’s also gettin love in wigs + lashes, folks go out of their way to claim folks never found her attractive before. Almost like they’re telling on themselves. https://t.co/UwzyN4eA6M

— Nina is currently unavailable, pls leave a msg. (@ninamonei) May 18, 2021

She’s BEEN an ‘IT GIRL" to us, though.