BREAKING: 36-Year-Old Rapper Young Dolph Shot & Killed Outside Memphis Bakery

In incredibly shocking and sad news, rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed outside of his favorite Memphis bakery this afternoon.  He was 36-years-old.  The full story inside.

Rapper Young Dolph, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., was gunned down today while he was paying a visit to his favorite hometown bakery, Makeda’s Cookies. 

The news shocked not only the store owner, but pedestrians who happened to be on the scene.  One person posted footage from the crime scene (second slide) while still completely baffled on what had just happened:

 

 
 

 

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Law enforcement officials confirmed to Fox 13 News in Memphis that "On God" rapper Young Dolph was indeed the victim in today’s fatal shooting. The owner of the shop – which Dolph actually posted about on his own IG just last week when he visited – also spoke on what occurred:

"Maurice Hill, the owner of the shop where the shooting happened, Makeda’s Butter Cookies, told FOX13 his employees said Young Dolph, 36, walked into the store to buy cookies. Someone then drove up and then shot and killed him around 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the bakery in South Memphis."

Absolutely senseless and horrible.

 

Dolph is known for camo-wrapping his cars, even giving away a camo-wrapped Dodge Challenger in 2018 as a prize for his "That’s So Major" contest he ran for his fans. A camo-wrapped vehicle was spotted in the parking lot of the crime scene.

On the scene of a shooting on Airways. I’m hearing Memphis rapper Young Dolph may be a victim in the shooting. Shooting happened at Makeda’s Cookies. pic.twitter.com/Dw1nTcKV3C

— Jeremy Pierre FOX13 (@JeremypierreFOX) November 17, 2021

A few years ago, Dolph was robbed at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Georgia. The Baton Rouge-born rapper said then he’s not worried about it because he’s "blessed and highly favored" and those people will have to stand on what they did.

"Once you do sh*t you gotta be able to stand on it and whatever the consequences behind it, you got to be ready to deal with it," said Dolph, who once explained why he turned down a $22 million record deal. "I’m straight, I’m in L.A., I’m finna buy another car, I’m finna spend some more money on some more jewelry, finna go house shopping, my kids good, my baby mama good. I really don’t give a damn about it."

 

The "100 Shots" rapper revealed then he lives in L.A., but he was seemingly always proud to go home and show love to local businesses and fans all over. He did so just last week:

 

 

 
 

 

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Back in 2018, Young Dolph gave $20,000 to two Duke student-employees who got fired for playing his song “Get Paid” in a campus coffee shop pic.twitter.com/IDRDL3Ilju

— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) November 17, 2021

Dolph’s long time girlfriend and mother of their two children, Mia Jaye, often shared an inside look at Dolph as a partner and a father. This post about black fathers taken due to violence is now haunting:

 

 

 
 

 

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Beautiful family. So sad.

Last month, Dolph pulled up at Jackson State University to celebrate after a Homecoming win in the football locker room with his biggest fans – QB Shedeur Sanders, Shiloh Sanders and team. 

 

 
 

 

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Head Coach (and Shedeur & Shiloh’s dad) Deion Sanders wrote a heartfelt message about Dolph upon hearing the news earlier:

 

 

 
 

 

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R.I.P. Our condolences go out to all of his loved ones during this impossible time.

Please be careful out there, and PLEASE stop the senseless acts of hate and violence that are taking lives.

 

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ENGAGED! Pastor Keion Henderson Pops The Question To Shaunie O’Neal – Inside Their 11-11 Inspired Proposal!

Shaunie O’Neal is about to be a married woman again!  And also a First Lady!  Inside the "Basketball Wives" star‘s 11-11 inspired proposal with Pastor Keion inside.

 

When you know, you know.  Executive producer and star of VH1’s "Basketball Wives", Shaunie O’Neal, is about to be a wife once again.  The ex-wife of Shaquille O’Neal (they divorced in 2011 after 9 years of marriage) and mother to their 4 children (and her son Myles from a previous relationship) found love again.  This time, with a Pastor.

Despite actually dating for about two years, Shaunie went public back in July about her relationship with Keion Henderson, Founder, CEO and Senior Pastor of The Lighthouse Church & Ministries, a church community headquartered in Houston.  His H-Town roots will def come in handy since Shaunie’s daughter, Amirah O’Neal, recently committed to play basketball at Texas Southern University.

Amirah and her siblings seem to be fans of Pastor Keion as some of them have reposted the engagement news and seem to be all the way here for it.

Keion popped the question on November 11 (11/11), at 11:11pm while on a tropical getaway with Shaunie.  People Magazine just revealed all the details, that 4.4 karat diamond ring, and pics. The twosome put up matching posts about the engagement, citing a scripture.

 

 
 

 

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Shaq was seen on a recent season of "BBW" trying to woo Shaunie again, but he was clearly too late.

Shaunie gushed about Keion being a wise man of God, and the fact she’s never been formally proposed to before:

"This was one of the most magical and special days of my life, being someone that had never officially been proposed to — like no down on one knee and asked ‘will you marry me’ moment," Shaunie says in a statement to PEOPLE. "And honestly I’m the person that thought I would never in my lifetime experience a love like this. Everything about that night was incredibly amazing."

She continues, "I wouldn’t change a single thing. As a matter of fact, I wish I could experience it over and over again. Keion is an extraordinary man of God. He’s wise, he’s supportive, he’s so loving and attentive. He loves me and my children in a way that has changed my life and my heart. He makes me want to be better every day. And I pray that I do the same for him. This love is FOREVER and I’m honored and overjoyed to do forever with him."

 

 

Keion, who we’re told was previously married, has one 9-year-old daughter from that marriage, and recently finalized his divorce, told the mag that having a spouse like Shaunie makes him more like The Creator.  Whew!

 

"I’ve never met a more supportive person in my life. There is an inseparable connection that is undeniable between Shaunie and I," he says. "I am unwilling to let anyone else occupy her space. The love and respect we share for each other contributes to our ever evolving humility and growth. Which ultimately makes us more like God. Who wouldn’t want a spouse that makes you more like The Creator? She simply brings out the best in me, and wants the best for me. Any love that accomplishes all of that naturally is worth pursuing. Our engagement is the beginning of a new day."

We know that’s right!

As for the significance of the 11-11:

The couple got engaged on a tropical island at 11:11 p.m. The 11/11 motif has been "a meaningful symbolism and point of connection" for Shaunie and Henderson, her rep says.

It "has played a significant role throughout their relationship since the day they met as they call, text or pray together daily at that time each day without fail. Thus it became the perfect day to cement their love."

And that ring is also pretty significant – in style – as well:

"Henderson proposed with a custom 4.22-karat radiant-cut diamond ring with 50 round-cut brilliant white diamonds set in an 18-karat white gold band by Jason of Beverly Hills."

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Even Sherri Shepherd is giddy about it all:

CONGRATS to my girl @iamshaunie on her recent engagement to @PastorKeion! Girl, you’re gonna be a First Lady of a church!!!

I love LOVE! Great to see someone blissfully in love! #ShaunieONeal #Engagedhttps://t.co/J80bgIyNur

— Sherri Shepherd (@sherrieshepherd) November 16, 2021

Shaunie threw Keion a 40th birthday party back in July:

 

 
 

 

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And they’re already a big happy family, it seems:

 

 
 

 

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Congrats to the couple!

 

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LORDT! Video Surfaces Of Stevie J Confronting Faith Evans With Cheating Allegations – ‘You F’n N–s In My House!’ + Faith’s Response

There’s nothing like intense cheating allegations to kick off the day.  On the heels of Stevie J filing for divorce from Faith Evans, video has surfaced of Stevie and Faith fighting in a bedroom over cheating allegations.  Sheesh! Watch inside.

 

We told you last week singer/producer Stevie J. filed for divorce from Faith Evans seemingly out of the blue.  Oddly, a few days later, Faith posted up the below videos of the couple frolicking on the beach in Malibu together, seemingly telling folks they’re still together. 

 

 
 

 

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It was unclear if the videos were taken before or after the divorce filing, but the timing of the post was interesting nonetheless.

 

Fast forward to late last night when video surfaced of the couple having a major confrontation.  In the leaked video, Stevie J is in a bedroom with Faith, refusing to let her leave, while hurling accusations at her about smashing other men in "his" house.

Faith repeatedly told him to grow up and this is the bullsh*t she doesn’t want.  Things escalate when she gets in bed to get away from him, and it’s all just a mess.  Watch below, courtesy of Tasha K.

 

 
 

 

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It remains unclear when the video was recorded or how it was "leaked", though.  So while we don’t know for sure this happened before the divorce filing, we wouldn’t be surprised if this altercation is what triggered it.

Right after the video surfaced online, Faith posted this video, seemingly letting folks know she’s unbothered:

 

 
 

 

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Chile…

While Lil Duval (of course) feels bad for Stevie, who has a CVS receipt of past foolishness he’s done to women, tons of others don’t feel bad for him at all.

 

 

Prayers up for one of our OG city boyz Stevie J. We all need to be there for him in these rough times. No man should have find out another man was sleeping his bed, if u need some hoes are a shoulder to cry on don’t hesitate to call me

— lil duval (@lilduval) November 17, 2021

Stevie J was on live whining and carrying on cus Faith Evans fucked a nigga in their bed, after the way he treated MiMi & Joseline publicly.. pic.twitter.com/2cD8R8yXk3

— Psalm 46:5 (@nicolebichiee) November 17, 2021

Stevie J got cheated on?? Oh well should have never fucked Biggie bitch

— Zeeti (@DJZeeti) November 17, 2021

Faith Evans is gangsta. She was confronted about cheating, pulled the covers over her and told Stevie J to grow up. That even shocked him lol

— JaVonni Brustow (Backup Page) (@MrBrustow) November 17, 2021

We watched how Stevie J did MiMi & Joseline – this is what you call poetic justice pic.twitter.com/qKmgusszHJ

— NeeNee (@neemz624) November 17, 2021

We seen for years how Stevie J treats women, if she did cheat on him GOOD !! No fun when the rabbits got the gun !! https://t.co/ipYAIQTmOT

— I BLAME TEETEE (@exposinghaters8) November 17, 2021

Not faith evans telling Stevie j to grow up when he asked her why she fucked somebody else lmaoooo

— We Ascending (@KW33NSOHI9H) November 17, 2021

Bloop.

Stevie and Faith have had their fair share of mess-to-makeups in their short 3-year marriage.  Do you think this divorce filing will stick?

 

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Judge Rules Vanessa Bryant Must Turn Over Mental Health Records In Fatal Crash Photos Lawsuit

Vanessa Bryant is being ordered to hand over personal mental health records in her invasion of privacy lawsuit against Los Angeles County. She filed the lawsuit after first responders shared pictures of her husband Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna Bryant’s bodies from the helicopter crash site that killed them and seven others. Details inside…

New updates about the invasion of privacy lawsuit Vanessa Bryant filed against Los Angeles County are trickling in.

According to reports, a judge ordered Kobe Bryant’s widow to turn over four years of therapy records, spanning from January 1, 2017, to the present. The move comes two weeks after U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles Eick rejected the county’s request to force Vanessa to undergo a psychiatric exam. He ruled that the county’s motion to force Vanessa and others to undergo the evaluation was untimely, as the trial is scheduled for February.

The 39-year-old widow filed the invasion of privacy lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Alex Villanueva, and the county in September 2020. She’s seeking damages for emotional distress and mental anguish after learning eight L.A. County Sheriff’s Department deputies allegedly took graphic photographs of the victims at the crash site and shared them with unauthorized people.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva confirmed members of his department took and shared the photos in personal settings, but the county is arguing Vanessa is suffering emotional distress strictly due to the death of her husband and daughter and not the photos since they were never released to the public. Only the county coroner’s office and investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board were permitted to photograph the crash scene.

In response to the suit, the county filed a motion asking the court to grant it access to Vanessa’s therapy records that date back to 2017 and it was granted. Mrs. Bryant and her therapist have to produce the requested documents by November 29th.

Prior to Judge Eick’s ruling, Mrs. Bryant’s attorney – Mari Saigal – argued the request for therapy records further invades her privacy.

“This effort should be seen for what it is: an attempt to bully Mrs. Bryant into dropping her case to avoid her private therapy records being brandished in open court and reported on by media outlets,” the attorney wrote.

Miller Barondess, a law firm representing L.A. County, argued that the motion wasn’t an intimidation tactic, but a "routine part of discovery."

“When a plaintiff puts her mental condition at issue and demands compensation for severe emotional distress, like Plaintiff has done here, she opens the door to discovery about her mental health,” the filing reads. “The County’s request for Plaintiff’s therapy records is not an intimidation tactic, as Plaintiff argues; it’s a routine part of discovery in emotional distress cases."

In June 2021, Vanessa Bryant and the family members of the seven other victims reached a settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit launched last year over the devestating helicopter crash that killed NBA icon Kobe Bryant, their 13-year-old daughter Gianna "Gigi" Bryant and seven others – including John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, Ara Zobayan, and Christina Mauser – in January 2020.

Island Express Helicopters, Inc. (the company that operated the Sikorsky helicopter), the estate of the pilot Ara Zobayan (who perished himself in the crash) and another company agreed to settle the claims. The terms of the settlement are confidential.

Earlier this month, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $2.5 million settlement involving the Mauser and Altobelli families. They filed a lawsuit similar to Vanessa’s, alleging employees "showed off" photos of the deadly crash.

Vanessa’s trial will begin in February, 22, 2022. The other two families agreed to settle for $1.25 million each.

Over the weekend…

Vanessa was honored with the ‘Giving Tree Award’ for her dedication to children in need at the Baby2Baby 10 Year Gala Present­ed by Paul Mitchell.

The event celebrated the 10th anniversary of Baby2Baby, a nonprofit that provides basic essentials to children living in poverty, and raised more than $8.5 million to support the organization’s critical COVID-19 and disaster relief efforts to support families and communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

Her gorgeous daughter, Natalia Bryant, was in attendance to celebrate her mother.

 

 

 
 

 

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Gorge. 

Singer Ciara was also in the mix to celebrate with her bestie and to hit the stage in her honor.

Check out the appreciation video for Vanessa that features her daughter Natalia, Ciara, Russell Wilson, Serena Williams, Gabrielle Union, Alicia Keys, LaLa Anthony, Paul Gasol, and Kim Kardashian.

 

 
 

 

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Vanessa’s younger daughters – Capri & Bianka – were also in the audience:

 

 
 

 

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Fab times. Congrats, Vanessa!

 

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Ashanti Reveals What Her Ex-Nelly Whispered In Her Ear During VERZUZ Battle, Says Run-In Was A ‘Little Awkward’

We all saw that random moment when Nelly jetted across the stage to hug his ex-Ashanti and whisper in her ear during the Ja Rule vs. Fat Joe VERZUZ Battle.

Now, Ashanti is sharing what he said during the “little awkward” moment…

Ashanti and Nelly were one of Hip Hop’s most-loved couples during the early 2000s. They first met in 2003 at a Grammy Awards press conference. Then, dating rumors began shortly after. There was even marriage talk at one point during their decade long relationship, however, they never made it down the aisle. They called it quits in 2013.

 

Since then, they’ve gone their separate ways.

Ashanti has been living her very best life over the years. She’s glowing these days with tons of amazing things coming down the pipeline. Sis has been out in these streets, touring with Omarion and Bow Wow on the Millennium Tour, jetting off to the islands, slaying birthday parties and more.

 

 

 
 

 

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The Grammy Award winning singer was front and center to support her Murda Inc. homie Ja Rule during his VERZUZ Battle with Fat Joe. The R&B singer was minding her business on stage before her ex-Nelly made a viral moment.

The Country Grammar” rapper saw Ashanti looking good across the stage and made a beeline to her with his arms extended as if he wanted a hug. He leaned in for a hug and whispered something in her ear. Check it:

 

Nelly really walked through these people’s concert to give Ashanti a hug #VERZUZ pic.twitter.com/J02cjG7XxD

— Kathleen Francois, LCSW, LCADC (@katfrancoislcsw) September 15, 2021

 

 

Did Nelly walk over and try to ask for a hug from Ashanti? #VERZUZ pic.twitter.com/ATd4adeIY4

— Mr B. (@HoeAssMrB) September 15, 2021

 

The former Murda Inc. First Lady sat down to chop it up with Power 105’s Angie Martinez and the radio host didn’t waste any time to ask her about the viral moment with her ex.

"It was very unexpected," she said. "I hadn’t seen him in, like, six years. Spoken or seen. It was a little awkward!"

So, what did Nelly whisper in her ear?

"You know what the crazy part is, he didn’t say anything," she explained. "He didn’t say anything. First of all, I didn’t know he was going to be there. I told Joe, like, ‘Joe, why didn’t you tell me he was gonna be here?’ He was like, ‘Sis, I know, it’s terrible! I couldn’t risk you not coming if you knew he was gonna be there,” she said impersonating Joe perfectly.

Ashanti went on to reveal she’s currently in a relationship with someone, but she’s keeping it “low and private.” She said “some of us” might know her boyfriend, but she’s not revealing who he is.

After several failed relationships, Ashanti said she hopes she gets it right this time around, but admitted it’s a lot balancing her career, personal and love life.

As for her career, she’s currently on your, she has book coming out, she’s gearing up to executive produce another film and she’ll be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Not only that, she plans on re-recording her self-titled debut album. The reason? She said she wants to show the business side of ownership and how important it is to “own.” With her first album contract, she’s allowed to re-record it and everything purchased from that moment on, she owns.

There may be some new direction on the album, but she confirmed she’s not taking Ja off any records. If anything, she said she’ll “add some sauce” to records for the re-record. While she said Ja pretty much supports her new endeavors, she hinted “the other guy” (*coughs* Irv Gotti *coughs*) likely isn’t happy about it.

Irv Gotti – who produced most of her early records – chimed in with his issue with her re-recording her album, saying she’s trying to "f over his masters he owns". It sounds like he’d rather flex owning something of hers than her wanting to own something of hers as well.

 

Also, the singer talked about praying with late rapper DMX, catching COVID-19 (she caught it from a family member) traveling the world, how she decides if she’ll clear a sample, and more. Ashanti was joined by her sister, Shia, where she talked about what it was like growing us as Ashanti’s little sister. She also reflected on a brutal domestic violence attack where her jaw was broken.

Peep the interview below:

 

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DaniLeigh Charged With Assault After DaBaby Calls The Cops, Her ‘Final’ Words + Dani’s Family Responds, Brother Wants All The Smoke

After a drama filled fight that was blasted all over the Internet, DaniLeigh has been charged with assault after DaBaby called the cops on her when he demanded she and their daughter leave.

 

Dani’s family members are speaking out after DaBaby made claims that they “disowned” her for having a half Black child. Now her brother wants all the smoke with the rapper. Get it all inside….

 

DaBaby vs. DaniLeigh continues!

Yesterday, DaBaby and DaniLeigh, who have a 3-month-old daughter, let the world in on their behind-the-scenes drama, which resulted in Dani having a total breakdown on social media after the cops were called. She also feuded with DaBaby’s other baby mama, MeMe

According to reports, the “Yellow Bone” raptress was charged with two counts of simple assault for allegedly attacking the “BOP” rapper twice. Cops believe she assaulted DaBaby Sunday night and Monday morning during their feud that was broadcasted on social media.

The Charlotte Observer revealed the police were called to DaBaby’s home twice, once Sunday night (Nov. 14th) and again Monday morning (Nov. 15th). First, the 29-year-old rapper (real name Jonathan Kirk) told Charlotte-Mecklenburg officers that DaniLeigh (real name Danielle Curiel) assaulted him when they showed up to his crib Sunday night. Things simmered down before DaBaby called the cops a second time Monday morning to report another assault at the hands of Dani.

Apparently, DaBaby contacted the Magistrate’s Office to pursue charges because Dani was served with a criminal summons for simple assault for both incidents.

 

CMPD tells me DaniLeigh has been charged with simple assault. DaBaby told CMPD that DaniLeigh assaulted him. DaniLeigh and DaBaby have a child together @wsoctv pic.twitter.com/j3kAv2Ucu1

— Joe Bruno (@JoeBrunoWSOC9) November 15, 2021

 

The world saw the former couple during a heated argument that went down while Dani was holding and feeding their 3-month-old daughter.

During their online feud, Dani accused DaBaby of kicking her and their baby out of his home. She claims she had a Plan B sent to his condo where she has been living and that made him mad. Dani said she didn’t leave because she didn’t want to be out in the streets late at night with her newborn. After DaBaby posted a “statement” on Instagram addressing the drama, he hopped back online Monday morning, posting a live video where he dubbed her a “certified side b*tch” as she tried to defend herself in the background before walking into another room and slamming the door.

The 26-year-old mother followed up with a timeline of their “relationship,” telling fans he broke up with her after he got her pregnant and then she took him back before their daughter was born. They have allegedly been living together ever since. Dani posted videos of herself and DaBaby all boo’d up with dates attached to prove they were secretly together after everyone else believed they had broken up.

Being spiteful, DaBaby then hopped back online to show their daughter for the very first time. In the video, he blasted Dani’s family for “disowning her” because she decided to get pregnant by a black man. Check it:

 

 

 
 

 

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After hopping on plane, Dani confirmed she left DaBaby’s home and thanked her fans for their support:

 

 

 
 

 

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Once Dani got on a plane, her family started to speak out. Dani’s mother put up a post about getting her daughter and granddaughter to “safety” just as Charlotte PD announced the rapper filed an assault report on her. DaBaby accused Dani’s mother of disowning her granddaughter because she’s mixed.

 

 

 
 

 

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More of Dani’s family members took to social media to respond to the drama. Dani’s brother, Brandon Bills, wants ALL the smoke. He posted a video challenging DaBaby to fight whenever he comes back to the west coast.

”This has nothing to do with my sister anymore, this is me and you, you feel me. You Mr. tough guy, beating up b*tches. I’m in a hospital. I got in a car accident. I’ll still beat you a** on god. When you come to the west coast, we catch this one-on-one fade."

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After all of the drama, Dani posted (then deleted) her final words about everything that went down between her and the father of her child. She wanted to clear the air about why she stayed in DaBaby’s home after he asked her to leave.

 

 

 
 

 

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It’s giving very much ghetto baby daddy/baby mama drama.

In the midst of it all, DaBaby’s daughter’s mother MeMe shared a cute flick of herself and her daughter.

And, of course, she threw in a good meme for good measure (as she often does):

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ICYMI: Kappa Alpha Psi Exec Confesses To Spending $3M In Stolen Funds On Gambling, Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud & Identity Theft

The former financial director of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. has pleaded guilty to using fraternity funds to fuel his gambling obsession. Curtis D. Anderson confessed to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft after being accused of stealing $3 million from the Greek organization.

Details inside…

Not stealing frat funds to gamble! And millions at that.

The former financial director of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is likely going to jail for stealing millions of dollars from the Greek organization to fund his gambling habit.

Curtis D. Anderson, 58, was charged in federal court for embezzling $3 million from the organization over two decades as the finance director. The organization’s international headquarters is located in Philadelphia.

Prosecutors claim Curtis blew through the millions he stole at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack.

In December 2018, fraternity officials discovered the missing money and confronted him about his alleged theft, in which he confessed. Days later, he was fired from his position.

According to the court documents, Curtis – a Claymont, Delaware resident – started to drain money from the fraternity in June 2012.

He clearly thought he wouldn’t get caught because he would write checks from Kappa Alpha Psi’s check book to himself or to others whose signatures he forged. Curtis would then exchange the checks for cash at Santander or Wells Fargo banks.

Well, Santander Bank caught on to his scheme and alerted Kappa Alpha Psi about the suspicious activity.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Curtis cashed 78 fake checks over a six-year period. 

Last Tuesday (Nov. 9th), Curtis reportedly pleaded guilty to four counts of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft in the Pennsylvania Eastern District Court. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted on the wire fraud and aggravated identity theft charges. Sheesh.

“Embezzlement is theft, that’s the bottom line,” said U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain in a statement last October after he was charged. “Anderson held a senior position of trust with his employer, and allegedly used that access to steal the identities of his colleagues and millions of dollars. My office will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to protect innocent organizations from being victimized by this type of fraud.”

What’s done in the dark always come to the light. Was it worth it?

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Will Smith Joined By Wife Jada & Kids At ‘King Richard’ Premiere, Jada Limits Comments + Serena, Venus & Olympia STUN!

 

A family affair! Will Smith was joined by his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith and their children, Jaden and Willow Smith, for a screening of his new movie, King Richard, during the AFI Fest in West Hollywood.

Also, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and more hit the carpet! See the flicks inside…

 

Will Smith was joined by his wife of 20+ years Jada Pinkett Smith on the red carpet for the first time as more details about their marriage come out via his new memoir, Will.

Before King Richard hits theaters and HBO Max on November 19th, the film based on the lives of Venus and Serena Williams was shown at the 2021 AFI Fest Closing Night at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday evening. In the biographical drama feature, Will plays Richard Williams, the father of tennis superstars, Venus and Serena Williams.

The 53-year-old actor turned the night into a family affair, hitting the carpet alongside his wife Jada and their two children, Jaden, 23, and Willow, 2.

It’s the first time Will and Jada have been seen together publicly since the recent influx of headlines about their marriage.

The former “A Different World” actress opened up about her entanglement with singer August Alsina, which seemed to spearhead an online obsession about their marriage. And don’t get it twisted, they both have been cutting up behind-the-scenes.

The “Fresh Prince” alum opened up about cheating on Jada in a recent GQ article and his “raging jealousy” of Tupac since he knew Jada was madly in love with him.

Several dark truths about their marriage have come out in these past few months, resulting in online criticism from every corner of the Internet.

It seems Jada is tired of y’all opinions because she limited the comments on her latest Instagram post she put up of herself and the Smith gang at the AFI Fest.

Despite the issues they’ve gone through, it seems they’re both committed to loving each other forever.

During an appearance on "Good Morning America," Will explained that he and Jada are working toward something special, whether their style of love is what works for everyone else or not.

Will Smith discusses his unconventional marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith: "We are pursuing the kind of love that everybody dreams about." https://t.co/vRreY7Ex8P@tjholmes pic.twitter.com/eLb0Y1HDzH

— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 9, 2021

“We are pursuing unconditional love,” he explained. “We are pursuing the kind of love that everybody dreams about. We just know that the road doesn’t look like everybody think it’s supposed to look.”

Peep the clip above. 

Back on the carpet…

Will snapped it up with the movie’s stars, Demi Singleton, Saniyya Sidney, and Aunjanue Ellis, along with Serena Williams and Venus Williams. 

NBA star Dwight Howard was seen dapping up Will on the carpet.

 

Come on, slayage! The Williams Sisters snapped it up with the girls who play them as young tennis playing sisters, Demi Singleton and Saniyya Sidney. They all look gorgeous!

Loving the throwback to the hairbeads that the Williams Sisters became known for during their tennis careers. Always fun times when they hit the carpet together.

And look who joined mommy on the carpet: Olympia! The mother-daughter duo was the cutest in their matching ‘fits, posing it up alongside husband/dad Alexis Ohanian. 

Momy & me! Adorbs.  

Work, Venus!

Peep a few videos from the red carpet below: 

 

 

 
 

 

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FAB times!

 

King Richard hits theaters and HBO Max on November 19th. 

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DaniLeigh Has Breakdown After DaBaby Calls Cops On Her & Kicks Her & Their Baby Out, Still Together Next Morning + MeMe Adds To The Drama

 

DaBaby has more – you guessed it – baby mama drama! This time he’s feuding with his daughter’s mother, DaniLeigh. They got into a heated argument in front of their newborn while on IG Live and it resulted in the rapper kicking her out and calling the cops on her. The drama spilled into the next morning where he called her a "certified side b*tch" in a video.

 

DaBaby’s other baby mama, MeMe, didn’t waste any time to join the chat, causing Dani to tell her to “pull up.”  Everything inside…

It appears DaniLeigh is realizing a “yellow bone” isn’t all that he wants like she rapped on her cringey track.

On Friday, all three of DaBaby’s baby mamas were promoting his new EP. Now, he’s feuding with one of them.

 

 
 

 

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Late last night, DaBaby and DaniLeigh got into a heated argument that eventually spilled over on social media when the North Carolina rapper grabbed a phone and hopped on IG Live.

As Dani held and fed their newborn baby girl, she feuded with the “BOP” rapper – dropping the n-word and all – after she claims he got upset and attempted to kick her out. Why was he mad? She said she had a Plan B sent to his condo she’s been living at, explaining all he wants to do is “c*m inside" her, but never wants to take responsibility for his actions.

Here’s some of what went down:

DaBaby just went live on Dani Leigh page for like 20 seconds and sounds like they up to no good pic.twitter.com/UNb74AROcP

— The Hood Therapist (@OhhMar24) November 15, 2021

 

After she cooked food for him, things escalated! DaBaby called the cops on Dani after he asked her to leave his residence. She didn’t want to leave because she had their 3-month-old daughter and she didn’t want to take her out in the middle of the night.

Check it:

DaBaby really trying Danileigh rn pic.twitter.com/cH9BncJBM2

— (@jass_fenty) November 15, 2021

Minutes after the IG Live ended, DaBaby hopped on IG Stories, releasing a statement, saying he called the cops for his “safety” and then proceeded to plug his new album and his upcoming tour. He also shared the covers of two films, A Thin Line Between Love & Hate along with Jordan Peele’s Get Out to describe his current situation.

Check it:

DaniLeigh then hopped on IG Stories to tell her side of the story. She claims he broke up with her after she got pregnant, but she took him back right before their daughter was born. They have allegedly been living together ever since. Dani posted videos of herself and DaBaby all boo’d up with dates attached to prove they were secretly together after everyone else believed they had broken up.

Dani also called out MeMe, writing, “Why every time I’m viral this girl wanna post about me???!!! U know where tf I am!!! I have reached out to u to be cordial plenty of times!!!”:

Yikes!

DaniLeigh returned to IG Live and broke down crying over everything that happened. She said she has no where to go because she moved in with DaBaby because she wanted her daughter to grow up knowing her father.

Peep the video below:

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DaBaby’s first baby mama, MeMe, joined in on the drama, posting up laughing emojis on IG Stories after Dani basically told her to pull up on her. 

Later, she posted a video asking DaBaby and Dani to keep her name out of their drama. She claims she’s winning because she’s having her way and isn’t stressed over a man. Peep the clip below:

Meme tells #DaniLeigh and #Dababy to stop bringing her name in their mess! She does NOT give a F!
Tell ‘em pretty girl pic.twitter.com/RCt2hAJGY6

— MouthyMouthy (@mouthymouthy) November 15, 2021

Just last week, MeMe shared a video onher IG Stories of DaBaby recording her son, likely for a music video. Last month, there were rumors that MeMe could possibly be pregnant by DaBaby for a second time. (FYI – MeMe’s son is from a previous relationship, but DaBaby treats him like his own).  

The drama continued into the morning….

Now why DaBaby goin disrespect DaniLeigh like that! She’s the mother of your child. pic.twitter.com/sIQq8L5tmo

— TheFifthElement (@_Neik_) November 15, 2021

DaBaby hopped on IG Live, yet again, with DaniLeigh in the background. Apparently, she didn’t leave after the cops were called.

"He wants to f*ck me, f*ck his baby mama, f*ck his Charlette hoes," Dani said.

During the Live, DaBaby said he’s NOT in a relationship with Dani and that she doesn’t want the world to know she’s a "certified side b*tch." He begged her to leave his home. Then, Dani revealed she has her own closet and her own side of the bathroom. She told him she plans on leaving, but she needs to get her stuff first.

Peep the clips above and below:

DaBaby and DaniLeigh still in the house together and things still not looking good at all pic.twitter.com/Ayy8SonRt6

— The Hood Reporter (@OhhMar24) November 15, 2021

After blasting Dani online for a second time, DaBaby posted up a video on his IG timeline where he said no matter what goes on with him and Dani, he’s going to take care of all of his kids:

 

 
 

 

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What a mess. We’re feeling second hand embarrassment for all three of them, tbh.

 

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Cardi B Responds To Her ‘Hair Care Critics’ Who Say Her Hair Is Long & Healthy Because She’s ‘Mixed’

What you’re not going to do is discredit the work Cardi B put into growing her long, thick tresses. The rap mom shared an update about her hair journeyresults , which prompted critics to come for her.

Her responses inside….

Cardi B started a journey to healthy hair, sharing an all-natural hair mask she whipped up in the kitchen. As she often does, "I Like It" raptress shared videos of herself making the concotion and explained how she uses it on her and her daughter, Kulture’s hair. 

The proof is in the pudding. Cardi noticed some results, so she pulled out her phone, snapped a bathroom selfie and showed off her long, thick tresses to her fans. The Grammy winner said she has been super consistent with her hair regime because she was worried about post-partum hair loss. The "Bodak Yellow" rapptress and her husband Offset welcomed their 2nd child together, a boy, in September.

So I’ve been so consistent with my hair mask routine and drinking alkaline water, and look how much my hair has grown! I was so scared of my hair falling out after my son’s birth because I’d been growing it for years now, so I made sure to keep up with it and I actually gain hair pic.twitter.com/LwcKG0HLdn

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) November 13, 2021

"So I’ve been so consistent with my hair mask routine and drinking alkaline water, and look how much my hair has grown!," she tweeted. "I was so scared of my hair falling out after my son’s birth because I’d been growing it for years now, so I made sure to keep up with it and I actually gain hair."

It’s weird how people almost always have something negative to say when it comes to (non-white) women showing off their natural tresses.  Yes, genetics definitey play a part.  But so does human error when it comes to damaging one’s hair.

"That’s literally her genetics not a hair mask girl," a pressed Twitter user tweeted in response to Cardi’s hair post.

Never one to bite her tongue, the mom-of-two responded to the Twitter user, posting several throwback pictures of her hair, writing,

ItS gEnEtICS! No it’s proper hair maintenance.I have a hair texture that requires lots of love and maintenance.This pictures show my hair from childhood,high school & adult hood and since I started takin care of my hair the right way it has grown TREMENDOUSLY! https://t.co/pTjkMgE0EP pic.twitter.com/TrGUI2ul2A

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) November 13, 2021

"ItS gEnEtICS! No it’s proper hair maintenance.I have a hair texture that requires lots of love and maintenance," Cardi responded. "This pictures show my hair from childhood,high school & adult hood and since I started takin care of my hair the right way it has grown TREMENDOUSLY!"

Another user tweeted, "One thing about Cardi she’s gonna give a thesis to prove she’s black."

The fact that I didn’t bring up my race or nationality all I did was simply post my hair and YALL STARTED bringing up race .Deum I can’t even post my hair anymore cause it trigger people so bad

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) November 14, 2021

"The fact that I didn’t bring up my race or nationality all I did was simply post my hair and YALL STARTED bringing up race," Cardi said. "Deum I can’t even post my hair anymore cause it trigger people so bad."

Then, the 29-year-old entertainer  – who is the daughter of a Dominican father and Afro-Trinidadian mother – logged on to Instagram to address the critics who credit her hair growth to her being "mixed."

“Why everytime I post my natural hair I hear ‘you’re MIXED you’re supposed to have long hair?’” she asked. “That’s not true and very misleading. I been posting pics of my hair journey for years and being mixed don’t mean your hair is always long and curly, that wasn’t my case.”

The "WAP" raptress talked about how she struggled to manage and take are of her hair growing up.

"Since I was a child I have problems with managing my hair and couple years ago I find different methods that work for me and look at my length now. They’ll try to make us believe our hair won’t grow this long it’s not true. A lot of hair products we used back then wasn’t good for our hair but that’s all we had to choose from also we couldn’t afford to get to the salon regularly, if at all. now everybody is getting better options, making affordable GOOD products, learning from natural hair YouTube and tiktok about how to care for our hair better."

She concluded her post with a message for women of color about loving your natural tresses.

"I want women of color with tighter curl patterns to know that you don’t have ‘BAD HAIR’ there’s no such thing as bad hair . and “good” hair don’t mean a certain texture. ALL HAIR IS GOOD. Check out my pinned story “HAIR DAY” and I can’t wait to show ya more of my hair care routines," she said.

What’s crazy is that all she did was post a picture of her hair to share her hair journey results. That’s it. Nothing to "debate" about. It’s JUST hair.

 

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OBJ & Girlfriend LoLo Celebrate Rams Signing, Expected To Make Debut Against 49ers + Why Cam Newton Went ‘Home’ To Panthers For Millions

Odell Beckham Jr. has left Cleveland and just touched down in L.A. after signing a one-year contract with the Rams. He’s happy AF and so is his girlfriend, LoLo Wood. Sources say he’s expected to hit the field tomorrow against the 49ers.

 

Also, Cam Newton has returned "home" to the Carolina Panthers where he will receive a hefty payout for his one-year contract. And it’s in the MILLIONS. He takes us inside his first days as a Panther again…

 

Odell Beckham Jr. wasn’t happy in Cleveland. The former Browns wide receiver wanted out! So much so, he left $30 million of money on the table for 2022 and 2023 when he left the team along with an additional $3 million dollars in 2021 to sign with the Los Angeles Rams.

This week, OBJ signed a one-year deal worth up to $4.25 million with the Rams. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the contract includes a $500,000 signing bonus, $750,000 for the rest of the season and another $3 million in incentives based on how the Rams finish the regular season and postseason.

OBJ – who celebrated his 29th birthday on Nov. 5th – nabbed the deal three days after the Browns placed him on waivers. It was previously reported the wide receiver was weighing his options and chose the Chiefs, Packers, Seahawks, Patriots or Saints as his top choices. However, OBJ seems fine with coming to L.A.

On Friday, OBJ touched down in the City of Angels to take his physical, watched practice and did a walk-through of the Rams facility.

"I feel like the story was already written coming back to L.A. It’s like a second home to me," he said.

Peep the clip below:

The first 24 hours in LA with @obj. pic.twitter.com/eVx69tmx0C

— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) November 14, 2021

NFL sources say he could make his Rams debut tomorrow (Nov. 15th) against the San Francisco 49ers, sources say. Since arriving in L.A., OBJ has been working with offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell to learn a few plays from the Rams’ playbook in order to hit the field on Monday.

On Saturday, OBJ posted a hand-written letter, thanking the Browns, fans, and teammates:

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— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) November 14, 2021

Last October, OBJ got injured where he tore his ACL during a Browns game against the Cincinnati Bengals and missed the rest of the 2020-2021 season.

During his downtime, the Baton Rouge native worked hard to get back in shape, so he can hit the field again.

 

 
 

 

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Now, he’s ready to make a comeback.

After making it official with the Rams…

 

 
 

 

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OBJ’s girlfriend Lauren "LoLo" Woodwho is rumored to be pregnant – shared a flick of herself and her man all boo’d in a pool. Then, OBJ hopped on a Facetime call with his new teammate Von Miller, who was traded to the Rams from the Broncos a week prior:

 

 
 

 

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Congrats and good luck, guys.

As for another new NFL move…

Cam Newton is back home in the place where he soent 9 seasons of his career, won an MVP and made a visit to the Super Bowl!

After being released in March 2020, quarterback Cam Newton has reunited with the Carolina Panthers on a one-year deal. And he’ll receive one hell of a bag for his return.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Cam signed a one-year deal, worth up to $10 million for the remainder of the 2021 season. SHEESH! The deal includes $4.5 million in fully guaranteed money with a $1.5 million roster bonus. For comparison, Cam signed a one-year deal with the Patriots worth up to $7.5 million, but no guranteed money.

As for why Cam headed back to a team that seemingly released him pretty willy nilly, The Panthers needed Cam to solve their QB issues. The team’s current starting QB Sam Darnold will be out for four to six weeks with a shoulder injury, so Cam’s return could offer him a chance to win the 2022 starting job.

Plus, he has umpteen mouths to feed these days.

On Friday, the 32-year-old QB touched down in Charlotte. He posted a video on his YouTube channel once he made it back to the city.

"My emotions are running over right now," he wrote in the YouTube caption. "I can’t explain to you all how this makes me feel. One thing for certain two things for sure. Im Blessed, always gonna be blessed. Im Fresh, and always gonna be fresh."

Watch below:

And he was spotted making his way to practice:

 

@CameronNewton @Panthers CAM IS BACK!! Been waiting to see Cam in person for almost 15 years and it finally happened today I still can’t believe it pic.twitter.com/EpeJxhKl9h

— MickWillDoIt (@MickWillDoIt) November 12, 2021

 

Los Angeles Laker baller LeBron James is ecstatic Cam is back with the Panthers:

 

EXTREMELY HAPPY for Cam!! Back where it all started! Shine brother shine!!

— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 11, 2021

 

"EXTREMELY HAPPY for Cam!! Back where it all started! Shine brother shine!!," LeBron tweeted.

Congrats, Cam!

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Ex-Raiders Coach Jon Gruden SUES The NFL & Roger Goodell, Doesn’t Deny He Sent Racist, Homophobic & Sexist Emails

Ex-Raiders head coach Jon Gruden isn’t going out without a fight. He just filed a lawsuit against the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell with claims that they sought to destroy his life by purposely leaking his racist, homophobic and sexist emails.

 

Details about the suit inside…

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden resigned as head coach of the Raiders last month after reports emerged of him using homophobic, racist and misogynistic language in emails while he worked as an ESPN anouncer. But, he’s not leaving without a fight.

The former head coach is suing the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell in Nevada district court, alleging they sought to destroy his career and reputation through a "malicious and orchestrated campaign." Sound familiar?

Gruden filed the lawsuit exactly one month after stepping down as head coach of the Raiders. He resigned halfway through the fourth year of his 10-year, $100 million contract with the Raiders.

Adam Hosmer-Henner – Gruden’s attorney – released a statement that said the defendants “selectively leaked Gruden’s private correspondence to the Wall Street Journal and New York Times in order to harm Gruden’s reputation and force him out of his job.”

Statement below from Jon Gruden’s attorney, Adam Hosmer-Henner, who filed the complaint Thursday in Clark County, Nevada court. Gruden is seeking damages on seven claims, as well as punitive damages and attorneys’ fees. pic.twitter.com/FsRocrutd2

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 12, 2021

“In contrast to the formalities of the Washington Football Team investigation, Defendants’ treatment of Gruden was a Soviet-style character assassination,” the lawsuit alleges. “There was no warning and no process. Defendants held the emails for months until they were leaked to the national media in the middle of the Raiders’ season in order to cause maximum damage to Gruden.”

The suit accuses the NFL of pressuring the Raiders to fire him after the emails were released “intimated that further documents would become public if Gruden was not fired.”

Oddly enough, Gruden never denies sending those emails so…yeah. There’s that.

The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal published reports that Gruden used homophobic, racist and misogynistic language in a series of hateful emails sent to former Washington Football Team executive Bruce Allen over a seven-year period, from 2011 to 2018, during his time as an announcer at ESPN.

Gruden sent an email to Allen where he called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a “f*ggot” and a “clueless anti football p*ssy”.

Everything was uncovered in an ongoing investigation into The Washington Football Team‘s problematic front office culture and disturbing claims brought by former members of the cheerleading team. Gruden’s controversial emails popped up in a set of 650,000 emails obtained by the league during the investigation.

After the emails were published, Gruden said he didn’t have "a blade of racism" in his body in response to an email he wrote where he described NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, who is Black, as having “lips the size of michellin tires” in an email 10 years ago. Gruden said he regularly used the phrase “rubber lips” to describe anyone he considered a liar.

Boy, bye.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy released a statement, saying, “The allegations are entirely meritless and the NFL will vigorously defend against these claims."

Raiders owner Mark Davis revealed he and Gruden reached a settlement over the remaining six years of his contract. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

Moral of the story: Don’t send racist, homophobic or misogynistic emails. And also stop being those things.  PERIODT.

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ASTROWORLD UPDATES: Nearly 200 Lawsuits Filed As 9th Person Dies, Travis Scott ‘Locked Away At Home’ While Lawyers & Spokesperson Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Defend Him

Attorneys Ben Crump and Alex Hillard have filed over 90 lawsuits on behalf of 200 Astroworld Festival attendees.

Now, the total number of lawsuits have reached over 200, including last week’s filings. The lawsuits were filed amid the legal controversy surrounding the music festival that left nine people dead. A 22-year-old college student died from her injuries, bringing the death toll to nine.

Meanwhile, Travis’ lawyers and spokesperson, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (former mayor of Baltimore) are defending the rapper as he stays holed up in his Houston mansion. Everything inside…

More lawsuits are filing in after the mass casualty event at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival last Friday night (Nov. 5th). Tragic chaos took over much of the crowd that was over 50,000 strong when the "SICKO MODE" rapper and his special guest Drake hit the stage.

Initially, there were eight reported deaths, but just a few days ago, another Asrtroworld concertgoer lost their life after she was critically injured when fans rushed the stage at NRG Stadium.

 

22-year-old Bharti Shahani, who was set to graduate from Texas A&M University in the Spring, died Wednesday night (Nov. 10th), according to attorney James Lassiter, after spending several days on a ventilator in the ICU.

Bharti Shahani was taken off life support today and became astroworld’s 9th victim.

Her family reps confirm neither Travis Scott nor any member of his team has reached out to them.

It was her first ever concert.

Rest easy beautiful girl. pic.twitter.com/Y5W0lkT0vi

— Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) November 11, 2021

Sadly, it was the college student’s first time ever attending a concert and it cost the young woman her life. It’s reported Travis has reached out to her family to offer his condelences.

Bharti’s family spoke out about the tragedy of losing their loved one:

Bharti Shahani, 22, was identified as the 9th victim of the Astroworld concert. Shahani “lost her battle” from injuries sustained at the music festival Nov. 10, according to the family’s attorney.

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— Newsweek (@Newsweek) November 12, 2021

Previously, Travis’ team announced he would pay for the funerals of all the people who died at the event. All of the concertgoers who died were between the ages of 14 and 27. Tons of concergoers were also injured, including a 9-year-old boy who is in a medically induced coma, according to his family.

The number of lawsuits stemming from last week’s music festival is rapidly growing.

Attorney Ben Crump and other Houston area attorneys are announcing that they will be filing more than 90 lawsuits on behalf of Astroworld Festival victims.

"They never knew something that was supposed to be a great memory for them…would be the worst nightmare of their life" pic.twitter.com/x53r0w2EPo

— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 12, 2021

In the wake of last week’s deadly Astroworld Festival in Houston, attorneys Ben Crump and Alex Hillard announced their offices have filed 93 lawsuits against Travis Scott and Live Nation for more than 200 Astroworld Festival attendees.

Last week, Ben Crump filed a lawsuit on behalf of the family of a 9-year-old boy who still remains in critical condition.

NBC News reports event promoters and organizers, including Live Nation and the festival’s headlining artist Travis Scott, are listed as defendants. The lawsuits allege that victims experienced various physical and mental injuries at the festival.

Watch some of the survivors tell reporters about their terrfying, near-death experience during the chaos below:

90 more lawsuits were filed today against Live Nation and Travis Scott.
“I remember being crushed from every side by human bodies all around me,” one of the survivors said outside the courthouse. pic.twitter.com/zX32eN2qNC

— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) November 12, 2021

"Nobody should ever die from going to a concert, so this lawsuit is not justice about getting justice for them, but it’s about making sure that the promoters and the organizers know that you can not allow this to ever happen in the future," Ben Crump said during a Friday press conference.

"If Travis Scott is accountable, he absolutely should be held accountable," he continued. "But don’t forget that Live Nation does these every day, all day, (in) every part of the world. So if we want the change to make sure people are going to be safe, we got to be talking to the person who is the parent corporation, the industry leader. That’s the only way you get change."

Many of the plaintiffs in the 90+ person lawsuit are suing because they said they were trampled and suffered emotional trauma, mental anguish, back pain and other physical injuries. They have accused the plaintiffs of negligence, and the fact Travis and his team have a history of encourging concert goers to "rage" and telling security to allow for chaos doesn’t help.

Also, Thomas J. Henry, who filed the first lawsuit last weekend, told CNN he’s representing 110 clients who are part of the legal action. The Texas attorney filed a sweeping lawsuit against rapper Travis Scott as well as Aubrey Drake Graham, Live Nation and NRG Stadium.

According to Deadline, the total number of lawsuits filed after last week’s tragic events is above 200, with more to come.

For damage control, Travis hired Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, former Baltimore mayor, to represent him.

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Travis is "absolutely devastated by what took place" and that the "Antidote" rapper wasn’t aware of the "mass casualty event" until hours after the concert.

“Thirty minutes after the emergency, Travis had no idea what was going on until well later,” she told "CBS Mornings."

Photo shows the officers snapping pics of Travis’ performance after it was allegedly declared a ‘mass casualty event.’ https://t.co/2NlQ5xV4fl

— TMZ (@TMZ) November 11, 2021

Houston cops were captured taking pictures and videos while Travis performed 25 minutes after the event was considered a "mass casualty event." Stephanie Rawlings-Blake argued that if the cops didn’t know the severity of the event, how would Travis?

Still, Houston PD maintains they declared the even a "mass casualty event" less than an hour into the show.

According to Stephanie, Travis was not made aware of what happened until he was notified by his team hours later about the mass casualty incident a significant amount of time after he arrived. After the concert, Travis and friends went to Dave & Busters to celebrate the festival he’s taken so much pride in doing over the years. She denied he knowingly was partying as the tragedy unfolded.

“While a lot of people are trying to place the blame, Travis is taking responsibility for moving forward and trying to make sure this never happens again to anyone’s child,” Rawlings-Blake said.

“He has not stopped grieving for these families. He knows that he is who is because of his fans, his love for his fans is so deep,” she said. “I was struck when I was speaking to him, how deeply he was hurting, because of what happened to the people he loves, in the city he loves.”

She said Travis didn’t have the "authority to stop the concert" and that the only two people who could stopped it were the executive producer and the concert producer. Neither of those positions had names attached to them in the contract.

“Someone has to say where are the breakdowns, where was the communication breakdown, the public safety breakdown,” she said. “This notion that Travis had the ability to stop the concert is ludicrous.”

Peep the clip below:

The Houston Fire Department, Houston Police Department, the FBI and other agencies are actively investigating the incident.

EXCLUSIVE: Travis Scott is seen for the first time since Astroworld disaster https://t.co/Da5Ukqj6m2

— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) November 12, 2021

Travis was spotted for the first time since the tragedy, pacing back and forth outside of his $14 million Houston mansion. His legal team was also seen chatting with the rapper outside. The Houston rapper is keeping a low profile, canceling his Vegas performance this weekend. There’s an online petition calling to have him removed from the Coachella lineup next Spring.

Also, a woman has been protesting outside of Travis’ Houston mansion:

Outside Travis Scott’s Houston house. pic.twitter.com/7TEzWYj0lx

— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) November 12, 2021

The 30-year-old rapper and dad has a history of encouraging his fans to "rage," where he encourages his fans to bypass security and rush the stage. In the past, he has been arrested for inciting a riot.

Six years ago, Travis sat down with GQ to explain what raging is and why he tells his fans to do it:

Just a horrific and tragic situation all around. We’re sending up prayers and condolences to the families who lost loved ones. We also hope survivors receive the justice they deserve!

 

Photos: Jamaal Ellis/Houston Chronicle via AP/Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP

Ex-NBA Star Apologizes On Teen Daughter’s Behalf After She Knocked Out Basketball Opponent, ‘My Daughter Made A Mistake’

A video of a teenage girl punching her opponent during a basketball game has gone viral. Turns out, the girl’s father is former NBA player Corey Benjamin.

 

Now, he’s speaking out and apologizing on her behalf….

Earlier this week, a video of a teenage girl punching another teenage girl during a basketball game in Southern California went viral. Turns out, the girl who delivered the punch is the 14-year-old daughter of former Chicago Bulls guard Corey Benjamin.

During a school tournament in Garden Grove, California, Corey’s daughter came up from behind, swung, and knocked out her 15-year-old opponent.

NBC Los Angeles shared what happened leading up to the punch:

"It was the second and final game of the fall jamboree tournament at the Map Sports Facility on Sunday. The SoCal Blaze team was up by at least 15 points when a player on the Dream Academy team tried for a 3-point shot but missed.

Moments later, shocking video shows the same player taking a swing at the other team’s 15-year old guard, later identified as Lauryn Ham.

As soon as the punch is thrown, and the girl who was struck hit the floor, the referee’s whistle can be heard blaring over the footage. The referee told NBCLA the other girl’s mother allegedly said to her daughter, "You better go hit her."

According to the coach for the SoCal Blaze, Benjamin’s daughter was ejected from the gym, and the game was ended.

Watch the disturbing video below (WARNING: The video may be graphic to some):

 

Asian girl sucker punched and knocked at youth basketball game – Inst:hammyalice pic.twitter.com/QuZ6tKRGyq

— HopClear (@HopClear) November 9, 2021

 

Now, her father – who played with the Bulls, the Hawks and overseas – is speaking out about the incident on her behalf. Her name hasn’t been identified because she’s a minor.

"This is not how I raised my daughter," he told NBC Los Angeles.

The former professional athlete was not present during his daughter’s game, but released a statement to apologize to the girl who was punched, her family and everyone who was affected by the clip.

"To the young lady who was punched by my daughter during a youth basketball game, I sincerely apologize to you and I am praying for your complete healing both physically and emotionally," he said. "To her family, I deeply apologize and regret that this happened to your daughter as she did not deserve this to happen to her. Finally, I apologize to all of those who have been impacted and hurt by the actions of my daughter as well as those of her mother. I am here for your family and wish only the best for you.

Corey – who was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 1998 NBA Draft – said his daughter made a mistake and vowed to get his daughter help.

"As a father, I’m shocked and disappointed at my daughter’s behavior as this is not a reflection of the values and standards that my family holds. Nor does it exemplify the values, character and spirit of sportsmanship that the game of basketball requires. My daughter made a mistake. One that she will need to make right. I am committed to getting my daughter any help she may need and support her in taking accountability for her conduct."

Alice Ham, the mother of the teenage girl who was punched, said her daughter sustained a concussion as a result of the punch. Not only that, she claims the mother of the teen who threw the punch instructed her daughter to do so. In the apology, Corey apologized for his daughter AND her mother’s actions, so there seems to be some truth to that.

Watch the mom’s interview below:

Alice Ham said she filed a police report and she has also lawyered up, hiring attorney Kevin Hahn. A lawsuit could be on the table.

It doesn’t help that another video of Corey’s daughter attacking another player has surfaced:

Attorney Brett Greenfield, who represents Corey Benjamin’s daughter, said in a statement to NBC News: “We are in no way trying to downplay and/or disrespect the seriousness of this situation. What is vital to remember is that these are two very young minors involved. The family recognizes the seriousness of this incident and will continue to take every necessary step to manage this in a positive way.”

Check it:

No child deserves this.

 

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Halle Berry & Cardi B Ki-Ki About ‘Swinging The D,’ Why You Shouldn’t Sex Broke Dudes & Halle’s Stripper Past

Sex, stripping, broke dudes and more! Halle Berry and Cardi B laugh it up during a fun discussion where they asked each other some spicy questions that they have to answer. Get into their Ki-Ki session inside…

When Hollywood royalty & Hip Hop royalty unite!

Halle Berry and Cardi B serve up some "dirty" deets when they sit down for a conversation to debut Halle’s new Instagram show, “5 Rounds." The dynamic duo recently collaborated on the Oscar winning actress’ upcoming Netflix film, Bruised where she will make her directorial debut.

The Grammy Award winning rapper tapped into her musical side to co-executive produce the Bruised soundtrack, which features tracks from all female Hip Hop artists, including Cardi. It’s the first time there has been an all-female film score, so they’ve created Hollywood history together.

So here’s what they were up to. The ladies had to ask each other questions to get all in each other’s business and for every answer they received a point. If you don’t answer, you don’t get a point.

The "Bodak Yellow" raptress asked the 55-year-old actress what would be the firs thing she does if she woke up as a man. Her response? Funny AF.

"Oooh, Imma have to swing it," she laughed. "Swing my d*ck," she said while twirling her hand around. "That’s what I’m doing. I’m swinging it. I’m peeing with it. I’m playing with it. I want to see what it feels like."

Then, they ponder if men’s orgasms are better than women’s. Peep the clip below:

Halle Berry plays a game with Cardi B pic.twitter.com/rYiCTM0g14

— 2Cool2Blog (@2cooI2blog) November 11, 2021

As the line of questioning continued, Bardi was able to get Halle to reveal a secret about her past. Turns out, Halle and Cardi have at least one thing in common: Stripping!

“Have you ever been to a strip club?," the 29-year-old rapper – who was a stripper before she became a famous rapper – asked.

“A strip club, yes,” Halle admitted. “I stripped, I stripped.”

Turns out, Halle went to "go try it out" after landing a role as a stripper in the 1991 film, The Last Boy Scout. She said she went West Hollywood’s Girls, Girls, Girls strip club on Sunset Boulevard to strip for "two days and two nights to see what it felt like and how much money” she would make. Ha!

Also…

I’m still crying at this @iamcardib

Full episode: https://t.co/4N7YRCrkVH pic.twitter.com/RUa6Utmlgl

— Halle Berry (@halleberry) November 11, 2021

In the fifth round, Halle asked Cardi if she ever had sex with a broke man, and Cardi’s response was funny and REAL. Check it out above.

Both ladies had fun as they were kiki’n it up throughour their discussion.

To promote the clip, Bardi shared how she was so amazed at Halle’s soft skin that she wanted to bite her shoulder.

Sooo guys I can’t believe I met Halle Berry…and let me tell you this tea, her skin is so soft…I wanted to bite her shoulder.BRUISED project comes out Nov19th. https://t.co/XFSFYiFrO8

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) November 11, 2021

"Sooo guys I can’t believe I met Halle Berry…and let me tell you this tea, her skin is so soft…I wanted to bite her shoulder," she tweeted.

You can watch the full episode below:

 

 
 

 

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Bruised premieres November 24th on Netflix and the soundtrack drops November 19th.

Photos: Getty

 

AND JUST LIKE THAT… The First ‘Sex And The City’ Spinoff Teaser Is Here!

It’s happening!  "And Just Like That," the new series based off the iconic "Sex And The City" series, is officially on deck.  We’ve got the first sneak peek and the premiere date inside.

New York City is back, and so are the iconic ladies of "Sex And the City" PLUS the fabulous new addition of Nicole Ari Parker!

HBO Max just dropped the first 50-second trailer of "And Just Like That", and from it we gather it will be a modernized take on the lives of a few of our fave Manhattanites now navigating their 50’s.  Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) is taking her writing talents to the podcast game, Charlotte (Kristin Davis) is a super busy mom to teen kids now and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) is also mom to a teen son and an even bigger power player career wise.  And yep, we see a glimpse of Big (Chris Noth) & Carrie still living their married life (that we hear might be on the rocks) and Nicole Ari Parker joining the friend group.

The late Willie Garson, who sadly passed away in September, is seen in the trailer reprising his role as Stanford Blatch.   Sara Ramírez, Mario Cantone, David Eigenberg and Evan Handler are also in the new series.
 

Watch below:

 

Nicole’s exact role hasn’t been revealed just yet amongst the new Fab 4 that is now without Samantha (Kim Cattrall).  But she shared her excitement on Instagram saying:

Omg….this! So excited to be a part of something that’s touched so many people for so many years and to be 1 of the 4 NEW DOPE AMAZING characters added to the show #saritachoudhury @thekarenpittman @therealsararamirez And just like That!..it’s HERE! AND JUST LIKE THAT… Debuts December 9

 

 
 

 

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At least we know she’s about to bring the lewks, if nothing else.

"And Just Like That" debuts with two episodes on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9 on HBO Max. The following eight episodes will premiere weekly on subsequent Thursdays.

You ready?!

 

Photograph by Courtesy of HBO Max

TIME TO 'FALL' ON THE COUCH FOR NEW TV SHOWS- FALL 2021 EDITION!

Canadian Artist Pressa – Coi Leray’s Boyfriend – Insults Black Americans & Nigerians, Criticizes People Who Refer To Themselves As ‘Black’

Canadian artist Pressa Coi Leray’s boyfriend – has ruffled feathers on social media after randomly tweeting about Black Americans, criticisizing us for not having "culture" and he seem to take issue with people who call themselves "black."

Peep his tweets, plus the informative dragging that commenced inside….

 

Are people just bored? Or need attention? Or coins?  Maybe all of the above?

Canadian artist Pressa – who is the boyfriend of artist Coi Leray‘s – has been trying to create a rap career in the United States via Sony Music Canada, so it seems he has turned to social media antics to get his name out there.

The Toronto native decided to speak sideways about Black Americans and Nigerians on Twitter…unprovoked. It’s unclear what prompted Pressa – who is born to Caribbean parents – to talk crazy about people who aren’t even coming for him, but here we are.

"Americans got no culture their biggest culture is Hip Hop mtfs dont even know what island they from they just BLACK like the color," he tweeted, including a black square emoji and a crying laughing emoji.

"N*ggas be like im BLACK no n*gga u built like a mtf Nigerian," he continued, including a black square emoji and a black circle emoji.

By the way, he deleted the tweet above about Nigerians, but the tweet about Black Americans is still up on his Twitter.  Folks clearly think it’s profitable and safe to disaprage black Americans.

 

 

 
 

 

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Well, we can only expect so much from a delusional person who beieves he and his girlfriend – who looks nothing like him – look alike.

Dude woke up and chose violence. And since he did, Twitter didn’t disappoint with epic, yet informative, responses. He clearly wasn’t paying attention in Social Studies class to even fix his fingers to type this nonsense. It’s giving very much delusion, ignorance and THIRST.

Swipe through to see Black Twitter school his ignorant self on where all Black people originate and how some even ended up on an "island" when you swipe right above and peep more reactions below:

 

Speaks on Black American culture as just Hip Hop but doesn’t know who originated Rock and Roll , Blues and half of everything else that is popular culture

— HBB (@Skuba407) November 12, 2021

 

 

Ima just leave this here sweetie. We ALL came from Africa, yes including u. AAs wouldn’t know what “island they’re from” Because were not from any. Did u mean country? Specifically African country? Do u know which one YOURE from? Because i can assure u it’s not Jamaica pic.twitter.com/JIwVB0FuMU

— Shawnee F. Babyyy (@AnduKnowSheBadd) November 12, 2021

 

 

How we don’t have a culture except hip hop; When hip hop is influencing everything including you?!

— Tiana Hermosa (@TianaHermosa) November 12, 2021

 

 

Yet you in LA tryna rap? pic.twitter.com/5FjbNwOhMb

— nikosakii(@nikosakii) November 12, 2021

 

 

Please explain to me what good does this tweet do for the black diaspora collectively …as if we are not already torn down enough by yt people pic.twitter.com/Czj05QncKE

— Nina (@Nina32201064) November 12, 2021

 

 

Sir …. Ma’am whatever. We are not from the “islands” we are from the CONTINENT OF AFRICA. Pls learn some history. pic.twitter.com/IoK8iKcb8O

— baddywithfatty (@baddywithfatty) November 12, 2021

 

 

We guess becoming known for his music wasn’t working, so he has resorted to this.

 

Not a damn thing. Im from Jamaica and can assure u not one mf heard of this kid

— nikosakii (@nikosakii) November 12, 2021

 

Good luck, buddy.

Photo: Coi’s IG

 

ASSIGNMENT UNDERSTOOD: Meghan & Harry Had The Best Red Carpet Entrance of The Week

Meghan Markle was in full on Princess mode (official title name or not) this week when she and Prince Harry popped up in Manhattan for a Veterans Day celebration.  Her look had the whole internet gasping.  Get into it inside.

 

Whew.  Assignment understood.  The Duchess of Sussex was looking like every bit of royalty when she and husband Prince Harry made their way from their L.A. home to Manhattan’s Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum for their Salute to Freedom Gala. The Sussexes are always showing up for good causes and bringing a gorgeous aesthetic to the occasion as well.

And that DRESS, huntyyy.  The custom Carolina Herrera gown with a dramatic train, in the design house’s signature red hue, had everybody seeing red in the best way.  If it wasn’t the IT color of the season before, it certainly is now.

The Duchess and mom-of-two looked stunning with her hair swept into a princess bun and her jewels on heavy sparkle mode.

 

 

 
 

 

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Meghan and Harry arrive at the Salute to Freedom Gala to meet with Valor Award recipients pic.twitter.com/y6I2omYgEi

— Carly Ledbetter (@ledbettercarly) November 10, 2021

That entrance proved their royalness without even needing to stop to pose for pics.

 

Loves it.

 

Photos: Getty

Judge In Kyle Rittenhouse’s Murder Trial Plays Trump’s Entrance Music As Kyle Takes The Stand + The Ugly ‘Dry Cry’ Seen Around The World

Judge Bruce Schroeder – the judge presiding over the Kyle Rittenhouse murder case – has been doing some questionable things on the bench that has folks giving him the side-eye. His cellphone went off during proceedings, he was caught browsing through a cookie catalog and he yelled at the prosecutor in Kyle’s defense. Oh?

Details inside…

The judge presiding over the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse is making headlines after several moments of questionable behavior.

Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, took the stand to give testimony for the first time after he was accused of murdering two men in cold blood and injuring another during protests, riots, and civil unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 25, 2020. The Kenosha unrest started following the shooting of 29-year-old man Jacob Blake – who is now paralyzed from the waist down. Protesters hit the streets to demand justice for Jacob, who was shot by a white police officer while three of his children watched in terror.

Anthony Huber, 26, and Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, were shot dead by Kyle during the the protests. Gaige Grosskreutz, 26 at the time, was wounded. At the time of the shootings, Kyle was a 17-year-old minor. He was charged with six counts, including first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide, Possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18 and two charges of first-degree recklessly endangering safety. Kyle is pleading self defense.

The murder trial is being heavily watched and there are some sketchy things happening.

Whenever you’re present in court, the judge always asks everyone in the room to silence their cellphones. Well, it seems Judge Bruce Schroeder – who is presiding over Kyle’s murder trial – forgot to silence his own phone after returning from lunch and it rung…LOUD.

The entire court room hear Judge Schroeder’s phone go off – when phones are usually forbidden in the court room –  and his ringtone was none other than Lee Greenwood’s anthem “God Bless the U.S.A.” Guess what? That song was routinely played during Donald Trump rallies. Hmph.

Watch his face when the ringtone goes off:

Huh… https://t.co/rH0L3ZYmJ6

— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid (@JoyAnnReid) November 11, 2021

No question which side he’s on. Unless you believe it’s ALL coincidences.  Which, we guess, is possible….

Spectators are accusing him of being biased and calling for him to step down from the case. However, the ringtone isn’t the only reason people feel that way.

Um… is the Judge in the #KyleRittenhouseTrial working FOR #KyleRittenhouse?!

Why is HE speaking up in defense of the double murderer?

The defense hasn’t even had to object because the Judge is doing the work for him. #KyleRittenhouseTrial

— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) November 10, 2021

Judge Schroeder YELLED at Kenosha Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger after the jury was escorted out of the room.

“Don’t get brazen with me!," he yelled. “You know very well that an attorney can’t go into these types of areas where the judge has already ruled without asking outside of the presence of the jury to do so, so don’t give me that,” Schroeder continued.

Judge Schroeder got upset as Thomas Binger cross-examined Kyle. The assistant district attorney attempted to bring up a an event from Kyle’s past that was previously ruled as inadmissable in a pre-trial order. Kyle’s defense attorneys said they would seek a mistrial with prejudice, meaning the case could not be re-filed, and Judge Schroeder said he would consider their motion later.

Watch below:

‘Don’t get brazen with me,’ Kyle Rittenhouse trial Judge Bruce Schroeder yelled at prosecutor Thomas Binger, with the jury out of the room. Schroeder accused Binger of trying to introduce testimony that he had earlier ruled would not be allowed https://t.co/3bo4MN5oCM pic.twitter.com/GtJaNwGMOD

— Reuters (@Reuters) November 11, 2021

The judge seems sympathetic to the idea that zooming in a video is “adding pixels” and therefore altering the content, and tells the prosecutor he “doesn’t believe” it’s like using a magnifying glass – wants an expert to testify. #Rittenhouse pic.twitter.com/SP54FKWu41

— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) November 10, 2021

Why is the judge so emotional? And why does it seem like the judge is acting as Kyle’s attorneys more than Kyle’s actual attorneys? We noticed the judge never got emotional towards the defense during the trial.

Folks are questioning if he’s even presiding as he should with his questionable behavior. During a brief recess, Judge Schroeder was caught browsing through a cookie catalogue Cookie Book.

See for yourself:

The highlight of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial BY FAR was when the judge was just casually reading a catalog to order cookies. pic.twitter.com/UAYQoIK4l1

— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) November 9, 2021

And then, there’s this…

Kyle Rittenhouse cries while testifying pic.twitter.com/ZyIn1pt6Za

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 10, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse surprisingly took the stand to defend himself and offered up the worst "dry cry" we’ve ever seen. Many believe his "emotion" was so forced and fake, and it was hard to watch. Peep the clip above.

Lakers baller LeBron James weighed in on Kyle’s performance during the murder trial and told him to "knock it off!"

What tears????? I didn’t see one. Man knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court. https://t.co/LKwYssIUmD

— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 11, 2021

Bloop.

Check out more social media reactions to the #KyleRittenhouse murder trial below:

Guys, is the Judge #KyleRittenhouse’s dad? #KyleRittenhouseTrial

— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) November 10, 2021

It really saddens me that Kyle is referred to as a “kid who had to defend himself” by people who had no sympathy for Trayvon, who was walking home, unarmed and un-white.

— Be A King (@BerniceKing) November 11, 2021

Seriously.. is this good parenting? #KyleRittenhouseIsGuilty #KyleRittenhouseTrial #KyleRittenhouse #WhitePrivilege pic.twitter.com/AbCFtUrkYw

— QueenAger (@EmBello9) November 11, 2021

Racist, me thinks, the judge, is. Murder trial judge for #KyleRittenhouse says— “I hope the Asian food isn’t coming on one of those boats from Long Beach Harbor”. What a complete joke and circus this #KyleRittenhouseTrial now is. pic.twitter.com/2kXYN6wZ6s

— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) November 11, 2021

The judge in the #KyleRittenhouseTrial should’ve been removed the second he wouldn’t allow the two dead men to be called “victims” #KyleRittenhouseIsGuilty https://t.co/tQ0kqGqIbL

— Tara Dublin (@taradublinrocks) November 10, 2021

Yes, Kenosha County Judge Bruce Schroeder seems set on defending Rittenhouse in his MURDER trial.
Remember Kyle’s victims, the people the Judge says we may call ‘arsonists’ or ‘looters’ but not ‘victims.

Anthony Huber
Joseph Rosenbaum
Gaige Grosskreutz#KyleRittenhouseTrial pic.twitter.com/YkyPvEi6oc

— CobaltDaisy (@CobaltDaisy) November 10, 2021

This #KyleRittenhouseTrial #KyleRittenhouseIsGuilty https://t.co/G6aMPacpZj

— Dana loves Kraken Up #CPP (@5drinkMax) November 10, 2021

Judge dumbfuck trying to figure out what pinch and zoom is. Why is this fossil the presiding judge???#KyleRittenhouseTrial #JudgeBruceSchroeder #KyleRittenhouseIsGuilty pic.twitter.com/yNtjaBtAWR

— Steven (@TexasRangers4vr) November 10, 2021

The trial continued this morning and the defense rested its case. Judge Schroeder expressed that it would be "ideal" if it could wrap up by Friday. Unfortunately, we already feel like an acquittal is coming down the pipeline. Do you think justice will be served?

Photo: Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP

Zendaya Is The Newly Crowned CFDA Fashion Icon & She Should Be Addressed As Such + Ciara, Dapper Dan, IMAN & More Hit The Awards

Zendaya is the newly minted CFDA Fashion Icon and it’s very much deserved.

Go inside the 2021 CFDA Awards to see Daya accept her award, along with flicks of Ciara, IMAN, Dapper Dan, Kid Cudi, Karrueche and more inside…

Zendaya made history at the 2021 CFDA Fashion Awards. And we’re totally not surprised.

The fashion world has put some respect on the 25-year-old actress’ name, crowning her the 2021 CFDA Fashion Icon, making her the youngest person ever to receive the honor.

The newly-crowned CFDA Fashion Icon @Zendaya receives the award from @The_Real_IMAN, who herself received this award in 2010 #CFDAAwards pic.twitter.com/0AhRut8wrR

— CFDA (@CFDA) November 11, 2021

The DUNE actress is no stranger to slaying a red carpet event, so it was a no-brainer to usher her into fashion’s elite circle. From Disney star to becoming the red carpet’s "reigning monarch," Zendaya has earned the title "icon" when it comes to fashion.

.@Zendaya wears custom Vera Wang at the 2021 #CFDAAwards. Tonight, the star becomes the youngest person to ever receive the Fashion Icon Award. See more from tonight’s show: https://t.co/N0f2y4WWwM pic.twitter.com/ufSBEtYh0F

— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) November 11, 2021

Last night, the "Euphoria" actress further solidified her icon status when she pulled up at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards ceremony held at The Grill Room in NYC wearing a red two-piece ensemble custom made by Vera Wang with Bulgari jewels. The star’s bandeau and skirt was accessorized with 60 carats of Bulgari diamonds. And she topped her look off with long knotless braids that trailed past her behind.

Zendaya has arrived to the #CFDAAwards wearing Vera Wang. She will be accepting The Fashion Icon Award later tonight. pic.twitter.com/rGlmGgfvhS

— IAMFASHION (@IAMFASHlON) November 11, 2021

The EMMY winning actress joins an elite group of fashion icons like Beyoncé, Rihanna and Naomi Campbell, who have all received the honor in the past.

With help from her fashion soulmate Law Roach, Daya made her mark in fashion with stylish looks that turn heads and she also became the face of luxury brands like Lancôme, Bulgari and Valentino.

Making the moment extra sweet, legendary supermodel IMAN presented Zendaya with the honor.

zendaya and iman, so iconic pic.twitter.com/7q5p7pKNwS

— ‍ ‍ (@sunflowerdayaa) November 11, 2021

Epic.

Peep a clip from her acceptance speech below: 

The Spider Man actress’ boyfriend, Tom Holland, gushed over her after she won, proving to be her biggest fan:

 

 
 

 

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"Naaa stop it. An incredible achievement for the most incredible person,” he wrote on Instagram. "Congrats @zendaya and @luxurylaw you guys deserve every bit of this."

Aww!

Also…

Fashion icon Dapper Dan also made history, becoming the first Black designer to win the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Lifetime Achievement: Legendary @DapperDanHarlem receives his much-deserved honoree award at the #CFDAAwards pic.twitter.com/VpOoFuWRhG

— CFDA (@CFDA) November 11, 2021

Congrats!

 

Winner of the American Womenswear Designer of the Year #ChristopherJohnRogers @cjrtheperson #CFDAAwards pic.twitter.com/mApZcDI8nb

— CFDA (@CFDA) November 11, 2021

 

Fashion designer Christopher John Rogers – who won the coveted CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund in 2019 – won the American Womenswear Designer of the Year award. Congrats!

Several celeb fashion lovers were in the mix, including Ciara (in Tom Ford), Karrueche, Kid Cudi, ASAP Ferg (in Gucci), Kehlani and more:

 

 
 

 

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Royalty @ciara arrives at the #CFDAAwards red carpet wearing @TOMFORD pic.twitter.com/EWQhhGCttl

— CFDA (@CFDA) November 11, 2021

 

 

Inimitable @Ciara wows in a head-to-toe @TOMFORD look at the #CFDAAward carpet and discusses with @BlakeGray her excitement of the safe, in-person return of the ceremony pic.twitter.com/24ZcCfUTUy

— CFDA (@CFDA) November 11, 2021

 

 

 

ZENDAYA AND KID CUDI???!?? pic.twitter.com/KUoCt5d2yW

— m (@zndayahs) November 11, 2021

 

 

 

 
 

 

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Designer @AuroraJames, designer of @BrotherVellies and founder of the @15PercentPledge, is honored with the Founder’s #CFDAAward in honor of Eleanor Lambert, presented by #AnnaWintour pic.twitter.com/aCYMcLgNR6

— CFDA (@CFDA) November 11, 2021

 

 

FAB times!

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Social Media Influencer Dana Chanel SUED By PA Attorney General, ‘She Ripped Off The Same Community She Claimed To Care About’

Dana Chanel – social media influencer who owns Curl Bible & A Sprinkle of Jesus – is getting sued by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro because he believes she’s scamming black business owners, "the same community she claimed to care about."

 

Details inside…

They say it costs to be the boss. And when ish hits the fan, the boss is the person who pays.

A social media influencer who champions herself as a premiere black business woman earning millions.  Her platform is supposedly helping others level up. Now, she is being SUED for allegedly scamming small, black business owners. 

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has filed a lawsuit against the Philadelphia-based companies owned and operated by social media personality, Dana Chanel (real name Casey Olivera). The civil suit – which the AG address last August for the first time – alleges Dana misled consumers and failed to deliver goods and services as promised.

Dana is the founder of Curl Bible, a hair and skincare brand, as well as Sprinkle of Jesus, a Christian mobile app with 5 million users.

“Dana Chanel built a following online by presenting herself as a black woman-owned small business success story,” said AG Josh Shapiro. “She advertised the products of her companies as a way for other black small business owners to achieve what she did. Then, she ripped off the same community she claimed to care about.”

After building a solid fanbase on social media, she began promoting several products, which include credit repair services offered by Credit Exterminators Inc., later rebranded as Earn Company, LLC, and mobile app development services through Alakazam Apps, LLC. She runs Alakazam Apps with her father, Nakia Rattray. The company, which was at one time used by Angela Simmons for her lifestyle app, claims to provide personalized marketing assistance and custom apps that help businesses better promote their products and services.

 

 

 
 

 

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A customer, who runs a non-profit, paid Alakazam Apps $2,000 believing she would work directly with them to create a custom app. Turns out, she never received the customized app and when she contacted the company more than ten times via phone.  She never received a response or a refund.

Other Alakazam customers claim they also paid to have an app built. Instead, they only received a business marketing manual or were billed for a $250 monthly hosting fee for apps that were never completed.

Dana co-owns and operates Credit Exterminators/Earn Company with her sister, Cassandra April Olivera. A customer paid the company more than $2,000 to have her credit repaired, but the company didn’t resolve anything. The customer ended up receiving a garnishment of wages letter from a creditor she believed Credit Exterminators had resolved. Yikes.

According to the lawsuit, multiple customers made claims that they never received personalized "VIP" credit repair packages that Dana promoted to her followers on social media. When they reached out for refunds, they claim they were denied or never received responses.

The lawsuit alleges Chanel and her businesses committed five violations of consumer protection laws. Dana’s sister and father were named in the suit, which you can read here

“It’s hard enough these days for workers in Philadelphia,” said AG Shapiro. “We can’t have bad actors breaking the law and making it even harder for folks to resolve their bad credit or keep their small businesses afloat.”

Consumers who feel they were victimized by Alakazam Apps, Credit Exterminators, and/or Earn Company are encouraged to file a complaint at www.attorneygeneral.gov/submit-a-complaint or contact the Bureau of Consumer Protection at 800-441-2555 or scams@attorneygeneral.gov.

At the time of this post, Dana has not responded to the lawsuit.

SMH!

Photo: Dana’s IG

Terrence J SHOT AT While Escaping An Attempted Robbery

A string of armed, attempted and completed robberies seems to be escalating in Hollywood!  The latest celeb who just escaped being shot in an attempted robbery is Terrence J.  His frightening story inside…

Sheesh!  Thefts and robberies have been on the uptick everywhere lately, and Hollywood is DEF not exempt.

Actor and BET host Terrence J told cops that around 3AM this morning, he and his passenger pulled into the driveway of his Sherman Oaks home and was quickly met with another car of four Black men who pulled in after him.  He was ordered to get out of his car, but he instead peeled off to get away from them. 

Terrence says the car of men followed him and even shot at him before he was able to flag down a passing Highway patrol car.   TMZ reports:

 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the actor and TV host was pulling into his driveway in Sherman Oaks around 3 AM when another car pulled up with 4 Black men inside, one of whom ordered Terrence out of his car.

We’re told he refused the command, and took off in his car — and Terrence told cops the suspects chased him and fired at his car … before they fled.

Our sources say Terrence …. then flagged down a passing California Highway Patrol car, who called the LAPD.

  

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Reporter Gigi Graciette shared a pic from the scene:

 

Actor and former BET host Terrence Jenkins targeted in follow home attempted robbery.
Terrence J told police suspects even shot at him and his passenger.
Luckily they were not hurt.
More coming up on @foxla. pic.twitter.com/wqXCAvSNy7

— Gigi Graciette (@GigiGraciette) November 10, 2021

Cops said they took a report from Terrence for assault with a deadly weapon with shots fired, and they are investigating. 

Glad everyone is OK!

 

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ICYMI: Shanga Hankerson – Gladys Knight’s Son – Sentenced To Prison Over Chicken & Waffles Restaurant Taxes, Must Pay $1 Million

Gladys Knight’s son, Shanga Hankerson, 45, has been sentenced to two years in prison after he failed to withhold payroll taxes for his Chicken & Waffles restaurants. Details inside…

After a bizarre saga involving Gladys Knight’s Chicken & Waffles restaurants, the legendary singer’s son, Shanga Hankerson, 45, has been sentenced to serve two years in prison after he failed to withhold payroll taxes for his restaurants.

Previously, Shanga owned four locations of Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles in Georgia and Washington DC.

According to court documents, Shanga opened his first restaurant, Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles, in Atlanta in 1997. Over the next several years, he ended up opening at least three more locations in Georgia and Washington D.C.

However, ish started to hit the fan in 2016. More on that in a few.

As part of being the boss of the popular restaurants, he was required to withhold payroll taxes from his employees’ gross pay. But, he didn’t do it and now he’s paying the price for it.

“Hankerson willfully disregarded his tax obligations for many years,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Kurt R. Erskine. “Payroll taxes fund social insurance programs, including Social Security and Medicare, and are a large source of revenue for the federal government. Employers who fail to comply with their legal obligations will be held accountable.”

“While ownership of a well-known restaurant in our community has its perks, it also comes with great responsibility,” said IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge James E. Dorsey. “Paying taxes is a way to give back to the community, but unfortunately Hankerson chose to use those funds for other means. This sentencing emphasizes that all employers, big and small, have equal responsibility to collect, report, and pay over their payroll taxes.”

The U.S. Department of Justice reports:

As an employer, Hankerson’s companies were required to withhold from employees’ gross pay Federal Insurance Contributions Act (“FICA”) taxes, which represent Social Security and Medicare taxes, and federal income taxes. Collectively, these withheld taxes are referred to as “payroll taxes.” Specifically, employers are required to file, one month after the conclusion of the calendar quarter, an Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return, setting forth the amount of payroll taxes due.

An individual is responsible for collecting, accounting for, and paying over the payroll taxes if he or she has the authority required to exercise significant control over the employer’s financial affairs. As the sole owner, Hankerson was the responsible person, and he had the responsibility to collect, truthfully account for, and pay over payroll taxes due. From at least 2012 to 2016, Hankerson failed to fully remit over $1 million in payroll taxes due.

In July, Shanga pleaded guilty to the felony tax charges.

U.S. District Judge Michael L. Brown sentenced Shanga to two years in prison, one year of supervised release, and he was ordered to pay restitution of $1,039,310.65.

Drama began to unfold when the family started fighting after accusations of theft, worker complaints and there were even rumors that Shanga used restaurant money for sex parties and marijuana.

In June 2016, the Georgia Department of Revenue shut down three restaurant locations due to theft charges against Shanga. He was accused of stealing $650,000 in state sales and withholding taxes, which after penalties and interest totaled more than $1 million.

He was jailed and then released on $20,000 bond from Clayton County jail and that’s when Gladys began to distance herself from the restaurants.

In 2017, the "Midnight Train To Georgia" singer won a legal battle to cut ties with the restaurant and her son was ordered to stop using her name, likeness and memorabilia. She filed the lawsuit to have her name removed because it was hurting her reputation.

With family like this….

Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

NFLer Dalvin Cook Files Suit After Ex-Girlfriend Filed Domestic Violence Suit + Rumors Circulate She Stabbed Ex-Husband

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook and his former girlfriend, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Gracelyn Trimble, have filed dueling lawsuits against each other over a bloody altercation that went down inside Dalvin’s home in November 2020.

 

As more details about the incident come out, the head-spinning twists and turns get crazier. Everything we know up to this point (plus pictures of her injuries) inside…

WARNING! This article could be triggering for domestic violence survivors.

Another day, another NFLer involved in some mess!

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has been accused by his ex-girlfriend, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Gracelyn Trimble, of domestic violence. On the flip side, he claims HE’s the victim of domestic abuse and extortion! Now, they’ve filed dueling lawsuits against one another over an altercation that went down at his home in November 2020.

As details about their situation trickles in, the story just keeps getting crazier. So, here’s what we know so far about their relationship and what led up to them filing lawsuits against one another…

The NFL star and the U.S. Army vet were involved in a seemingly toxic relationship that lasted throughout the last 3 years. After meeting on a beach in Florida in 2018, the twosome started dating and everything was seemingly good up until March 2020.

According to Gracelyn, Dalvin got her pregnant, but she suffered a miscarriage, according to her lawsuit. While she was in the hospital, she alleged Dalvin was busy cheating on her with other women. When she confronted him about it, it led to a "physically violent argument" between the them, which reportedly resulted in Dalvin "pushing" Gracelyn. After that, they called it quits…but not for long.

Three months later, they get back together and end up moving in with each other in Florida. They also shared a space in Minnesota where Dalvin lived during the Vikings’ regular season.

Fast forward a few months and the couple allegedly got into an argument at the Mall of America in November 2020. When they got home, she claims he punched her and threw her to the ground. Due to the alleged physical assaults, she said she put mace in his garage just in case she ever needed it.

Things went from bad to worse on November 19, 2020. Here’s what she said happened:

"Trimble claims in the filing that Cook got angry when she asked for his help in gathering her things. Cook ‘grabbed her arm, and slung her whole body over the couch, slamming her face into the coffee table and causing her lower forehead and the bridge of her nose to bust open.’

"She attempted to spray the mace at Cook, but he overpowered her and the mace went into her eyes, the lawsuit said. She went to shower when she was allegedly assaulted again.

"Then Trimble went into the bedroom, grabbed Cook’s gun and called her friend, according to the lawsuit. Cook overheard her and threatened her, and beat her with a broomstick, the suit claims."

It’s alleged he pinned her down to the ground and told her she was "going to die." She said Dalvin punched and choked her and then grabbed a gun and pointed it at her head "all while yelling death threats."

TMZ reports:

Trimble claims despite begging Cook to call police or an ambulance, he held her against her will for hours — before eventually taking her to the airport.

After returning to Florida, Trimble says she didn’t initially go to the hospital because she wanted to protect Cook … but on Nov. 25, she claims she realized her injuries were severe, so she went to the emergency room.

While there, she says she told doctors she was in an ATV accident … and they diagnosed her with a concussion and "several deep cuts and bruising."

Pictures of her injuries were also included in the lawsuit:

 

Horrific.

After the alleged beating, she claims Dalvin sent her a message, apologizing for what happened and said if she went to the police he would understand.

"I know what I did can’t be rewind but I just want you to know I’m sorry. I love you so much despite you thinking I don’t or never did but I do! Whatever you need I’m here for you! And if you wanna go to the police I’ll respect that I’ll take my punishment for what I did!," Dalvin wrote to Gracelyn.

In her response, she told Dalvin that he really messed up her face and then sent him images of her injuries.

"And I’m sorry for that!," he wrote. "But the situation just got out of hand from the jump. Can you come back to me?," he asked.

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The former couple didn’t see each other for about a month after the altercation until a death in Dalvin’s family brought them back together. However, their relationship didn’t last and they called it quits in May 2021.

Dalvin Cook has his own account of what happened and it’s drastically different that Gracelyn’s. David Valentini – Dalvin’s attorney – claims Dalvin is the victim of domestic abuse and extortion. He claims his client’s home was entered illegally and that Dalvin and a "houseguest" were threatened at gunpoint. It’s alleged she held Dalvin and his houseguests hostage for hours. When she allegedly tried to assault one of his female guests, Dalvin tried to stop her, which caused her to injure herself.

Read his response about the November 2020 altercation below:

Dalvin’s agent, Zac Hiller, also spoke out about the incident saying, "[Trimble] showed up at [Dalvin’s] house, illegally entered, punched him in the face, maced him, armed herself with a gun, and held him and his 2 house guests hostage."

There’s a video that allegedly shows a snippet of Dalvin and Gracelyn aruging during the Nov. 2020 incident:

 

Video of Sergeant Gracelyn Trimble Threatening to Pull Her Gun Out and Shoot Dalvin Cook pic.twitter.com/zGzn5j50ag

— Luke Owen (@LukeOwenNFL) November 10, 2021

 

Before Gracelyn filed her lawsuit, her lawyer, Daniel Cragg, spoke with Dalvin and his attorney, David Valentini, about a potential settlement before the lawsuit was filed. Both sides couldn’t come to an agreement, so the lawsuits were filed.

The Vikings released a statement saying they are in the process of gathering information about the incident:

 

Vikings’ statement on Dalvin Cook contending that he was attacked: pic.twitter.com/4R3q94mIFI

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 10, 2021

 

The NFL also released a statement, saying, “The Vikings notified the league of the matter. We will decline further comment at this time.”

Then, there’s this….

Apparently, Gracelyn was still legally married when she met and started dating Dalvin in 2018. She was married to a man named Irvin Nesbitt, who filed for divorce from her in August 2019.

Sources told Black Sports Online the supposed reason Irvin decided to go through with the divorce is that Gracelyn allegedly stabbed him. It’s unclear if he knew Gracelyn was supposedly cheating on him because it’s unclear when Gracelyn and Irvin officially called it quits. You’ll notice, he filed for divorce a year after they started hooking up.

Whew, this is #TeamTooMuch!

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Damson Idris & Saweetie Spark Dating Rumors With Viral Video, But Could It Be For A Calvin Klein Ad?

Damson Idris and Saweetie dating? Hmm…

Fans are speculating if there is a coupledom situation between the young stars. However, it’s possible their recent link up could involve a project with Calvin Klein. More inside…

Damson Idris and Saweetie…dating? I know that’s right! Not so fast though.

The Internet is in a frenzy after a video of the "Snowfall" actor and west coast raptress went viral. The British hottie shared a video of the "Back To The Streets" raptress flexing her piano skills on his IG Stories and now everyone is speculating if they are a couple.

In the clip, the 28-year-old raptress played Beethoven’s "Für Elise" on the piano as the 30-year-old actor filmed her before they both broke out in laughter.

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"@saweetie My [piano emoji] teacher," he captioned the video.

It’s interesting because just a few days ago, the ICY GRL raptress was tweeting about wanting "babies." TV personality & father-of-seven Nick Cannon involuntarily chimed in with the quickness, posting some emojis and it turned into a whole "thing" over the weekend. Missed it? Catch up HERE.

The Content Queen is single after ending her relationship with Migos rapper Quavo last year and as far as we all know, Damson is also seemingly single. So, it’s a possible hookup. Or…it could be something business related with Calvin Klein.

Just yesterday, Saweetie announced her "Icy Season: A Saweetie Special" is set to go down (today) on Amazon Live and its co-hosted by Calvin Klein and Amazon. The show is co-headlined by Symone from "RuPaul’s Drag Race"

 

Getting extra icy tomorrow Tune in live 4pm PST/7PM EST!! It’s a Saweetie Special w @calvinklein on @amazonlive only. See u there!! https://t.co/qgGP3UeFmS pic.twitter.com/bqLMrhpkAK

— ICY SEASON (@Saweetie) November 9, 2021

 

You can catch Saweetie’s "Icy Season: A Saweetie Special" tonight at 7pm EST on Amazon Live.

Back in September…

 

It’s not you, it’s me. #MyCalvins @CalvinKlein pic.twitter.com/AbfYnelAAR

— Damson Idris (@DamsonIdris) September 9, 2021

 

Calvin Klein launched a new multimedia #MyCalvins campaign and Damson was captured in his Calvins, looking good AF.

 

“Love art in yourself, and not yourself in art.”

: @Renellaice #MyCalvins @CalvinKlein pic.twitter.com/c74lF5h39J

— Damson Idris (@DamsonIdris) September 9, 2021

 

 

Pausing to think… In neutral… How else do you say it?@damsonidris: On the screen, on the stage. Nigerian actor from London. The star of Snowfall.

The Language of Calvin Klein. #mycalvins

Discover the campaign: https://t.co/L0R9fo6vs9 pic.twitter.com/Sgvfikv791

— calvinklein (@CalvinKlein) September 9, 2021

 

Whew! LAWD. This man is fine.

Time will tell if this is the beginning of a new romance or just a business collaboration.

Photo: Damson’s IG/Saweetie’s IG

NFLer Damon Arnette CUT By The Raiders After He Threatened To Kill Someone While Brandishing A Gun In Online Video

Another Raiders first round draft pick has been released from the team. Cornerback Damon Arnette was dropped from the organization after a video surfaced of him where he’s threatening to kill someone while brandishing firearms. Lordt.

More inside…

Chile, what in the world is going on in Las Vegas?

The Las Vegas Raiders have waived cornerback Damon Arnette, a first-round draft pick in 2020, after he was seen on video making death threats while wielding firearms. Sighs…

The video of the 25-year-old Dallas native was posted last week, but it went viral over the weekend, costing the young athlete his job.

“[I’m] five minutes away,” he said in the video while holding up a firearm. “Pull up lame-ass n*gga, I swear to god I will kill you, n*gga. On everything I love, I will kill you, n*gga. You talking crazy.”

It’s unclear what prompted the video, but he was clearly agitated about something or someone.

Peep the viral video below:

Dawg wtf is going on in Las Vegas? Look at Raiders CB Damon Arnette flexing a gun saying he gon kill somebody smh pic.twitter.com/PiJKT5Cyq7

— Robert (5-4) (@RobertRaymond46) November 6, 2021

Not the smartest thing to do online at his big age. Raiders general manager Mike Mayock released a statement about waiving Damon, sharing this online video was the last straw of bad decisions that they were willing to deal with.

“There have been a series of bad decisions over the last year or so, but we can’t stand for the video of Damon with a gun threatening to take a life,” Mayock said. “The content was unacceptable, contrary to our values and our owner Mark Davis has been very clear and very consistent that this is not how we will conduct ourselves in this community. The bottom line, the Raiders will not tolerate this type of behavior.”

 

At least Damon Arnette has a promising rap career to fall back on pic.twitter.com/QKyac8xw0v

— RaidersBackend (@CertifiedRaider) November 8, 2021

 

The NFL cornerback, who went 19th overall in the 2020 NFL draft and played 13 games for the Raiders, has been making some questionable decisions lately and the Raiders were TIREDT.

In October 2020, Damon Arnette was sued for an alleged hit-and-run incident. He was accused of hitting another vehicle and injuring a woman. It’s reported he left the scene to make it to a team meeting on time.

In June 2021, he was hit with another lawsuit involving a valet at Aria Resort & Casino. The ex-Raider was accused of spitting on the valet and he allegedly poked him in the chest repeatedly after the valet refused to retrieve Damon’s car without a valet ticket. Yesterday, Damon’s attorney, Richard Schonfeld, filed a counter lawsuit. Damon’s lawyer called the original lawsuit “frivolous” and said it’s nothing more that a money grab.

Apparently, Damon received a letter from the valet’s lawyers demanding $500,000. The letter reportedly threatened to contact the media, get police involved and the NFL if the payment wasn’t made.

And there’s more…

There were troubling off-the-field signs everywhere for #Raiders first-rounder Damon Arnette. For instance: In his first year in the NFL, Arnette crashed four rental cars within roughly a month, sources said. Now, after a tumultuous weekend including online threats, he’s out.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 8, 2021

According to sources, he also allegedly wrecked FOUR rental cars within a month. Sheesh.

The decision to cut Damon comes less than a week after the Raiders cut another first round draft pick. The team released No. 12 overall draft pick Henry Ruggs III following a fatal DUI crash. He’s currently facing multiple felonies and if he’s convicted he could be facing up to 46 years in prison.

Last month, Jon Gruden resigned as head coach of the Raiders after reports emerged of him using homophobic, racist and misogynistic language in emails while he worked as an ESPN analyst.

A LOT is going on in Vegas.

Photo: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic

9-Year-Old Boy In Coma After Getting Trampled Is Suing Travis Scott, Live Nation + Astroworld Fest Security Admits To Being Unprepared

One of the youngest victims in the Astroworld Fest tragedy is in a coma.  Now, the 9-year-old is suing Travis Scott and others via his lawyer Ben Crump .  His unfortunate injuries his family is now speaking out about, as well as a member of security admitting they were massively unprepared and inexperienced, inside.

The lawsuits have been coming since the day after Astroworld Fest ended in tragedy.  Now, one of the youngest victims is fighting for his life after horrific damage and trauma to his liver, kidneys, brain, heart and lungs.

Little Ezra Blount attended Astroworld Fest with his dad, Trenton Blount, who is a huge Travis Scott fan.  And it was supposed to be a father-son bonding experience as the flyer for the Festival ensured the event was for people "of all ages".  Young fans like Travis’ 3-year-old daughter, Stormi, was in a sectioned off VIP tent in the audience as well.

Trenton said that Ezra was on his shoulders, and then was knocked off once the crowd surges started. That’s when things went from bad to worse, and Ezra was trampled. DailyMail reports:

Treston said he passed out while holding up Ezra so he wouldn’t be crushed. When he came to at the venue’s medical tent, his son had been admitted by himself to an area hospital as a John Doe. 

‘Due to his severe injuries which are swelling in the back of brain damage and trauma to nearly all organs we are certain that he was trampled and is still in induced coma,’ Treston wrote on a GoFundMe initiative for his son, which has raised nearly $7,000 in just three hours.

Ezra’s grandfather is speaking out as well, and he wants answers.

‘I’ve seen apologies online that didn’t look so sincere from people who participated in the event. If you feel so bad, why don’t you go to the hospital to check on your fans? Why would you keep letting concerts be this way and let people get injured?’ Ezra’s grandfather, Bernon Blount, told ABC13

‘Nobody should get injured to make a dollar – nobody should have to lose their child, their grandchild to make a dollar. safety should have been provided for their fans.’

The boy’s grandfather said that the boy was injured so severely at the event that he went into cardiac arrest. 

 ‘If the mayor said there was 500 policemen there, I didn’t see 500 policemen,’ he said. ‘When the event said there were 700 security, I didn’t see 700 security – I saw children running through their gates trampling each other, that’s what I saw.’

Now, Ben Crump is acting as Ezra’s lawyer and suing Travis Scott, Live Nation and multiple other entities:

In docs, obtained by TMZ, Crump says Ezra was "kicked, stepped on, and trampled" as people around him were lifting up "unconscious bodies of friends and strangers and surfed them over the top of the crowd, hoping to send them to safety."

The suit vividly describes many of the images we’ve seen in videos from the ill-fated concert, adding that many people were shouting for "help with CPR and pleading" with Travis and concert organizers to stop the concert.

According to the suit, Ezra remains in a medically induced coma and on life support after suffering severe damage to his liver, kidney and brain … and the injuries will impair his quality of life and "ability to grow and thrive."

Crump tells TMZ … the main culprits in the Astroworld fiasco are Live Nation and the concert promoters and organizers. The suit accuses them of gross negligence which directly caused Ezra’s injuries and "indescribable emotional pain and mental anguish. Ezra and his father are seeking general damages, as well as exemplary damages.

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Ezra’s aunt gave an update on his health and also is asking for prayers and support:

 

 
 

 

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So incredibly sad, and we sincerely hope Ezra pulls through soon.

As Ezra grandfather questioned if the number of security alleged to be there was actually correct, a member of the security team for the day is speaking out. And it’s not favorable for those who are in charge of making sure security is in compliance.

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Darius Williams says the job, which was posted in classifieds as offering $10-$13/hr, was nowhere near what it should have been.  He was hired by Contemporary Services Corporation, who was contracted by Live Nation, to do security for the event, and experience wasn’t actually required despite them saying "Level 2" experience was necessary.

He spoke out about why he decided to bail on the job the day of, after vomitting in his hands upon arrival and seeing the complete chaos ensuing.

In any case, Williams tells us he was hired just a few days prior to the start of the festival — and he claims his role was vague and not properly explained. As a matter of fact, the guy says he actually completed his training just a day before Astroworld Fest began — and he tells us he felt inadequately briefed or coached for the task at hand.

 

 

As a result … Williams tells us he bailed on the job entirely on the day he was supposed to work — because he was that uncomfortable with the incompetence he says he witnessed.

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Here’s just a taste of what Williams says he and other guards were put through (or not rather) in order to pass CSC’s smell test for the gig. For starters, Williams tells us he and the others had to take a licensing exam for a level 2 security officer — but alleges the training for the test was brief, and all the answers they needed were being provided … via open book and even from the instructor themselves, who were blurting out the answers.

Tired and hungry … Williams showed up Friday for his first shift, and says he immediately realized they were understaffed and not equipped to handle the massive crowds. He says he expressed concerns to supervisors, and after they tried moving him from front gate duty to another role … the dude just threw up his hands and left as he felt it was unsafe.

Completely unfortunate.

 

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Stevie J Files For Divorce From Faith Evans…Just A Week After She Threw Him A Huge Birthday Bash

Looks like Stevie J is done with his marriage to singer Faith Evans, just 3 years after getting hitched in Vegas.  Details inside.

We didn’t necessarily see it coming, but can’t say we’re surprised.

Singer/Producer/Reality star Stevie J filed for divorce in L.A. Country Superior Court on Monday, this according to TMZ who cites online records.

It’s unclear if the two had a prenup, and they have no children together.

Their relationship appeared like a whirlwind "us against the world" type love that seemed to work for them…until it didn’t. It’s been a roller coaster of rocky relationship rumors, including when Faith was arrested for domestic violence in 2020 after allegedly attacking Stevie.

It’s interesting, though.  Things seemed to be on the up and up with them as of late.  Faith even threw Stevie a HUGE birthday/Halloween bash about a week ago at their home.  And she went ALL out. 

 

 

 
 

 

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They exchanged pleasantries and love in the comments of his birthday post too:

The two got married July 2018, much to their families’ dismay, in a hotel room in Las Vegas just one day after getting a marriage license.

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Rihanna Vibes Out During Boyfriend A$AP Rocky’s Performance Then They Hit Up Her Fave Restaurant For Late Night Date Night

Of course, Rihanna is the supportive girlfriend despite being hella busy herself. She popped up in the audience to cheer on her boyfriend A$AP Rocky during his performance at ComplexCon festival in Long Beach. After the show, the love birds hit up her fave restaurant for some late night eats with friends. Tag along inside…

 

Rihanna is a global superstar with tons of businesses under her belt. Yet, the Fenty Beauty honcho still finds time for girlfriend duties.

 

 

 
 

 

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The Bajan beauty popped up at Complex Con, a festival in Long Beach, California, to support her man, A$AP Rocky, who was tapped to perform. The couple has been dating for almost a year now (if not longer) and are still going strong.

 

#Rihanna at #ComplexCon last night pic.twitter.com/wa36vzQA2x

— Respectful Rap (@Respectful_Rap) November 8, 2021

 

Making a statement (as she often does) when she pulled up on the scene, the braided up Bad Gal came in hot wearing in a red Vetements Coat, a slightly lighter hue of red Maximilian Devoré halter top matched with a red mini skirt, a vintage Gucci by Tom Ford burout velvet monogram bag and custom Manolo Blahnik sandals, styled by Jahleel Weaver.

Watch RiRi fan out for her man – iPhone out and all – in the front row below:

 

 

 

 
 

 

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Rihanna no show do A$AP Rocky no festival ComplexCon em Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/DThOqZngdF

— Portal Rihanna Navy (@portalrihnavy) November 8, 2021

 

 

Rihanna at ComplexCon Festival. pic.twitter.com/ksetPE3nAb

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— alexa (@alexa_hedz) November 8, 2021

 

 

 

 
 

 

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After the show…

 

Asap Rocky eating good with Rihanna after #Complexcon pic.twitter.com/2344AdBsvQ

— 2Cool2Blog (@2cooI2blog) November 8, 2021

 

Rih, Rocky, ASAP Bari and the ASAP Mob hit up the Grammy award winning singer’s favorite restaurant, Giorgio Baldi, for some good eats, fellowship and fun.

Watch their shenanigans above and below:

 

 

 
 

 

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Fun times.

Last week…

 

 

 
 

 

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The Harlem rapper ran into TV personality Andy Milonakis on the streets of NYC where he served up a quick freestyle to Andy’s theme song to his old self-titled MTV series, "The Andy Milonakis Show." In the rap, he mentions bed antics with his girlfriend, Rih.

Peep the clips above and below:

 

 

 
 

 

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Interesting. If she likes it, we love it.

EXTRAS:

1. Tamron Hall‘s daytime talk show has been extended for two seasons, through 2024, by the ABC Owned Television Stations Group. Congrats! STORY

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Father-Of-Seven Nick Cannon Explains His Response To Saweetie’s ‘I Want Some Babies’ Tweet

Nick Cannon – father of seven children – was late night social media surfing when he decided to respond to Saweetie‘s "I want some babies" tweet. Today, he explained his cryptic response. Find out what he said inside…

It seems Nick Cannon and babies have become synonymous now that the TV personality is the father of seven with four different women. The last thing he should be focused on right now is more babies being that he just welcomed his 7th child in July.

Between hosting his new daytume talk show, coming up with topics for his radio show, and the ions of other hats he juggles throughout the day, the "Wild ‘N Out" honcho has plenty on his plate. However, we all have time to scroll through social media, right?

During a late night scrolling session on Twitter, the "Masked Singer" host saw rapper Saweetie – who doesn’t have any children – tweet about wanting to be a mother.

"I want some babies," she tweeted.

Nick entered the virtual group chat, retweeting her tweet and then added a thinking emoji, a ninja emoji, a crying laughing emoji and a hand raised emoji. Check it:

 

As expected, fans joined the coversation, advising Saweetie to run and also shared some witty and funny responses to Nick’s response.

Saweetie…. girl run! Have you seen what he names his kids? He got so many kids he ran out of names and started naming them catch phrases

— bloop (@se5evlocus) November 8, 2021

Aren’t you on your celibacy journey sir #Relax pic.twitter.com/RWje4dHpVM

— Cultural Nook (@CulturalNook) November 7, 2021

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— Burning Garbagé (@obscurereaction) November 7, 2021

There is a light skinned chick who is fertile
Nick Cannon: pic.twitter.com/rn6q1mFEfk

— Metroplex Boomin (@soundwave803) November 8, 2021

Your schedule already has enough maternity photoshoots…YOU’RE DONE

— Sai (@thesairaakram) November 8, 2021

The maternity photoshoot tweet took us OWT (no typo)!

Well, Nick addressed his response on his daytime talk show. Of course.

 

 
 

 

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"Again, I think I’m very misunderstood," he said jokingly. Hmph.

Peep his explanation above.

Right now, Nick claims to be on a celibacy journey after his therapist suggested it.

"I’m celibate right now. … I’m trying to go— I’m gonna see if I can make it to 2022," Nick said on the "Drink Champs podcast. "I’m trying to be the best father I can be, the best businessman I can be."

"I’m not sitting out here planning it. My therapist says I should be celibate," the comedian explained to Entertainment Tonight. "I come from a big family, I have several siblings, [and] being raised in an unorthodox family by my grandparents at times, I’ve experienced such a wide range of upbringing that I have such a love and passion for kids and family. I want a big family too. The Lord has blessed me with what I asked. Ask and you shall receive."

Sure seems like his tweet was real strategic to give himself something juicy to talk about on his new daytime talk show. Especially since the ratings aren’t….rating. Just sayin’.

Mr. NCredible is on daddy duty sevenfold on any given day. He shares 10-year-old twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe, with ex-wife Mariah Carey.

In December 2020, Nick welcomed daughter Powerful Queen with his ex-Brittany Bell, with whom he also shares a 4-year-old son named Golden. He became a father again when he and DJ Abby De La Rosa welcomed twin boysZillion Heir & Zion Mixolydian – on June 14th. Nine days later, Nick welcomed a baby boy – named Zen S. Cannon – on June 23rd, whom he shares with "Wild ‘N Out" girl Alyssa Scott.

Photo: Abby’s IG