Man Who Killed Nicki Minaj’s Dad Sentenced To 1-Year In Jail + Nicki Responds To Damaging Tea Spilled By Alleged Ex-Staffer

The man who killed Nicki Minaj’s father in a hit-and-run has been sentenced to just one-year in jail. The news comes on the heels of an online scandal that allegedly involved the rapper’s former assistant spilling damaging tea about her finances. Find out what the Head Barb – who announced a new single is dropping soon – had to say about the drama inside….

Nicki Minaj has learned the fate of the man who killed her father in a hit-and-run last year.

According to reports, 71-year-old Charles Polevich (pictured below) was ordered to serve one-year in jail after pleading guilty to two felony charges, which include leaving the scene of a fatal crash and tampering with physical evidence in the crash that killed Robert Maraj, who is Nicki Minaj’s father. He was 64 at the time of his death.

His driver’s license will be suspended for only six months and he has been ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. That’s it?!

Over Valentine’s Day Weekend 2021, Nicki’s father was walking on the road between Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue in Mineola, NY around 6pm when a Volvo traveling northbound struck him. The 64-year-old was rushed to the hospital where he was first listed in critical condition. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead a day later. 

Prayers and condolence to Nicki and her family, Rip to Robert Maraj. pic.twitter.com/sqo4YOK419

— BeyNika’s #1 Defender (@BarbieYonce_) February 15, 2021

”He got out of the car, looked at the deceased, got into his car and made the conscious decision to leave instead of dialing 911 and calling an ambulance for the man. He went home and secreted his vehicle," Nassau County Detective Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick said at a press conference shortly after the incident. 

SICK.

Polevich – who lives in Guam but has a house in Mineola – admitted he hid his Volvo under a tarp after the fatal crash. Police were able to track him down using video footage from neighboring cameras to identify his "distinctive" vehicle.

Shortly after Mr. Maraj’s death, Nicki revealed that losing her father was the “most devastating loss" of her life.

”Tho I can’t really bring myself to discuss the passing of my father as yet; I can say it has been the most devastating loss of my life," she wrote on her website in May 2021. "I find myself wanting to call him all the time. More so now that he’s gone. Life is funny that way."

In March 2021, Carol Maraj – Nicki’s mother – filed a $150 million lawsuit against Polevich, accusing him of "not only irresponsible and negligent, but more concerned about running away and hiding than seeking help." She hired Ben Crump to represent her in the case.

The justice system is so FLAWED. That man was only sentenced to a year in jail for killing another man and trying to cover it up. So crazy. 

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Just as she announced the release of an upcoming track, the self proclaimed Queen of Rap found herself involved in some manufactured online drama.

An alleged former assistant made multiple claims against Nicki Minaj, including that she owes $173 million in taxes!

An Instagram account (@katemiller_7 – which has been deleted) accused the Young Money rapper of owing the IRS $173 million in back taxes, making claims she paid taxes since 2016. The account also made accusations that Nicki’s husband, Kenneth Petty, is abusive, revealed the name of their son (which Nicki has kept a secret), and fraud accusations.

"I am Onika ex assistant who she fired who for absolutely no proof of fraud with her bank account,” the IG account wrote. “I’m exposing all files I have from working for her. Along with the voice messages she sent regarding many different people."

 

I know y’all done seen Nicki Minaj’s ex assistant spill all this tea pic.twitter.com/Sh3rA9CRjU

— Jay (@JuliaACallahan) August 1, 2022

 

"I have your tax refunds from 2021,” the account wrote on IG Stories. “When are we gonna tell the Barbz you’ve owed the IRS 173 million since 2016? Renting homes is always the go to for the Minaj residence."

The account also said Cardi B reached out to Nicki twice in an attempt to squash their beef:

Nicki Minaj fired her assistant and she’s telling it all pic.twitter.com/qwjvlEYIz9

— Néwroz|| (@NewrozLovesMILF) August 2, 2022

There were also allegations that folks on Nicki’s team are uncomfortable around Nicki’s husband and accused her of using “payola” for her new track, “Freaky Girl,” to chart. As previously reported, Nicki’s husband was convicted in 1995 for attempted rape and pleaded guilty in September of 2021 for failing to register as a sex offender in California.

Well, Nicki found the rumors humorous. The 39-year-old rap star hopped on IG Live with her hairstylist Arrogant Tae to address the rumors.

”Every day I learn that y’all getting dumber and f**king dumber,” she said.

The Pink Friday rapper suggested this is an orchestrated attempt to take her down.

”This is another fan base," she said. "They’re going through with their plot to take me down, because they see that all the lies they’ve made thus far has never worked… It’s people right now that’s paying entire staffs to figure out to end Nicki. I know for a fact from actual people that work for labels."

She ended the IG Live saying:

”Whatever you hear about me from now on, believe it. Believe that sh*t. Put a spin on it, twist on it, suck on it, spit on it. Believe it because I don’t f**king care."

Watch her full response below:

By the way, the photo associated with the IG account has been identified as author Megan Feldman Bettencourt, who tweeted she had NOTHING to do with the matter. Someone stole her photo for the fake account. 

To be clear: I never had a secret life as the "ex-assistant" of @NICKIMINAJ. Someone stole my photo and used it in a fake account. Fraudulent impersonation wasn’t the way I envisioned being mentioned in @Newsweek , but hey, scammers gonna scam. https://t.co/SjA6waUdMD

— Megan F. Bettencourt (@Meg_feldman) August 3, 2022

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"Freaky Girl" drops August 12th.

 

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Nicki Minaj Applies Pressure With ‘FREEEEAKY GIRL’ Preview + Ye Unfollows Nicki After ‘Clown’ Comment + Barbz Chase Nicki Down In London

The Barbz speculate Nicki Minaj has new music coming down the pipeline after she teased them with “#NickiFreakyGirl.” The super sexy teaser dropped right after her London Barbz chased her down the street in total chaos. Also, Kanye West has seemingly responded to her “clown” comment by unfollowing her on Instagram. Get the Nicki updates inside…

Nicki Minaj is on the comeback tip!

After hitting the stage at ESSENCE Festival, Wireless Festival, and causing complete pandemonium in the streets of London, Nicki Minaj treats the Barbz with a new song teaser.

 

Y’all want a surprise ? Tweet #NickiFreakyGirl

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) July 13, 2022

 

”Y’all want a surprise? Tweet #NickiFreakyGirl,” the QUEEN raptress tweeted.

Not long after that tweet, the Young Money rapper hopped on social media to release a snippet of an unreleased raunchy new single titled “Freaky Girl,” which samples Rick James’ 1981 classic hit “Super Freak.”

 

He want a F R EEEEEE A K #FreakyGirl #NickiFreakyGirl pic.twitter.com/89JIftQ35x

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) July 13, 2022

 

“He want a F R EEEEEE A K #FreakyGirl [tongue emoji,” Nicki captioned the clip, which features her on all fours twerking in a Burberry swimsuit.

On the track, she raps, “I can lick it, I can ride it while you slippin’ and slidin’/I can do all them little tricks and keep the d*ck up inside it/You can smack it, you can grip it, you can go down and kiss it/And every time he leave me alone he always tell me he miss it.”

Take a listen above.

The snippet comes on the heels of collaborations, including “Do We Have A Problem” and “Bussin’” – both featuring Lil Baby – as well as “We Go Up” with Fivio Foreign, and “Blick Blick” with Coi Leray.

 

 
 

 

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Before Nicki set the Internet on fire with the “Freaky Girl” snippet, videos of her being chased down by fans in London were circulating online. 

 

 

 
 

 

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Complete chaos broke out after the “Seeing Green” raptress cancelled a London meet and greet due to severe overcrowding outside of the venue. The police deemed it to be unsafe, so she had to axe it. It’s reported fans were waiting outside for over six hours. Watch the insane clips above below:

 

 
 

 

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There’s also a viral video of Nicki seemingly pushing a fan out of the way: 

 

I wash Nicki Minaj would push me all the way into the USA. His lucky ass. pic.twitter.com/vHOv4CrCNA

— phyzics (@phyzics_704) July 11, 2022

 

The London Barbz love them some Nicki. There’s one celeb who ISN’T loving her at the moment…

 

. @kanyewest has officially unfollowed @NICKIMINAJ pic.twitter.com/h3XSASSVYq

— barbie (@PlNKPRlNTMlNAJ) July 12, 2022

 

…and that would be Kanye West. Fans noticed the “Flashing Lights” rapper unfollowed Nicki on Instagram following comments she made during her performance at ESSENCE Festival.

The QUEEN raptress headlined the ESSENCE Festival of Culture in New Orleans where she stopped the DJ mid-performance when he played Kanye West’s hit “Monster."

“Hold up. Hold up. I’m monster’d out. I’m monstered out and we don’t f*** with clowns. But you know what? I got to shoutout New Orleans,” Nicki told the audience.

The shade of it all. Fans speculate the diss is due to Kanye’s collaboration on Cardi’s B’s new single, “Hot Sh*t.” It dropped the same day as Nicki’s performance. There’s also talk that Nicki could still be pissed at Ye for not releasing their collaboration track “New Body" after she rewrote her verse for him to accommodate his spiritual journey. 

No response from Nicki after Ye unfollowed her, but we wouldn’t be surprised if she does.

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‘AM I PREGNANT?’ Nicki Minaj Addresses Pregnancy Rumors + Kenneth Petty Sentenced After Failing To Register As Sex Offender

Nicki Minaj tapped into her inner troll to address those pregnancy rumors that have been circulating. Is she pregnant? Find out, plus get the latest on her husband Kenneth Petty’s sex offender registration case inside…

Pregnancy rumors were ignited when Nicki Minaj hit the stage for her headlining performance at ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans last weekend.  

Ahead of her performance in London at the Wireless Festival, the QUEEN rappers hopped on Instagram Live to chit chat with the Barbz. Halfway through her Live, the 39-year-old entertainer was asked if she and her husband, Kenneth Petty, were expecting their second child together.

“Am I pregnant?,” she asked in a British accent while making a face. “Oh, I did mean to tweet this: ‘I’m not fat, y’all, I’m pregnant,’” she said while laughing.

The comments section were riddled congratulatory messages and fans claiming they knew it.

”Oh wait,” she continued. “Did I say it wrong? I’m sorry. I think I said it wrong. I meant to say I’m not pregnant, I’m fat. But thanks, guys, for all the congratulatory messages,” she added while laughing.

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After ending her Live, she hopped on Twitter to tweet:

 

I love you so much

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) July 10, 2022

 

”I love you so much,” she said.

Before she hits the stage at Wireless Festival…

 

 

 
 

 

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The rap queen snapped up on a G5 jet as she made her way to London.

After touching down, she schooled the gworls on how a “bad b*tch” gets off of a private jet:

 

 

 
 

 

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Kenneth Petty – Nicki’s husband – was in court this week for sentencing after he struck a plea deal to plead guilty for failing to register as a sex offender in California. The feds wanted him to serve time in prison for his violation instead of home confinement. However, Mr. Petty got a much lighter sentence then the recommended 15-month prison sentence, 5 years of supervised release and $55,000 in retribution.

On Wednesday, Mr. Petty was sentence to one-year of home confinement, three years probation, and he was ordered to pay a fine of $55,000 for the crime. You’ll recall, Petty was convicted of first-degree attempted rape and served four years in prison. He was ordered to register as a sex offender whenever he moved. In 2019, he was arrested after he moved to California with Nicki and failed to register.  

“I take full responsibility for whatever happens today,” he said during the sentencing hearing. “I’m ashamed, embarrassed and disrespected my wife’s brand. There are no excuses, I broke the law. I thank you for giving me the chance to speak, to apologize.”

It appears Nicki will be solo in London tonight.

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‘I’M MONSTERED OUT’: Nicki Minaj Axes Kanye West’s ‘Monster,’ Says She Doesn’t ‘F*** With Clowns’ At ESSENCE Fest + Hulu CUTS Her Performance, Wardrobe Issues

Nicki Minaj headlined Essence Festival Friday night and it was MANY things. Fans believe she dissed Kanye West when she decided to axe his song “Monster” from her performance line up on the heels of his Cardi B collab. The QUEEN also popped off about ‘b*tches’ playing with her bag, likely calling out Hulu for NOT streaming her performance. We’ve got the recap inside…

Whew! Nicki Minaj had one “monster” of a performance in NOLA over the weekend.

The QUEEN raptress was tapped to headline Friday’s Essence Festival of Culture in New Orleans, following a two-year hiatus for the festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Barbz were HYPE to the Head Barb hit the stage, however, viewers at home missed her performance after Hulu cut her act from their livestream after previously streaming all of the other performances. More on that in a few.

Mid-performance, Nicki stopped DJ Boof when he played Kanye West’s hit “Monster."

“Hold up. Hold up. I’m monster’d out. I’m monstered out and we don’t f*** with clowns. But you know what? I got to shoutout New Orleans,” Nicki told the audience.

The shade of it all. Fans speculate the diss is due to Kanye’s collaboration on Cardi’s B’s new single, “Hot Sh*t.” It dropped the same day as Nicki’s performance.

Nicki also popped off on all these “clowns,” “mini-mes,” and “wannabe Nickis.”

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There’s also talk that Nicki could still be pissed at Ye for not releasing "New Body" after she rewrote her verse for him to accommodate his spiritual journey. 

As we previously told you, Hulu cut Nicki’s performance from streaming despite streaming all of the other performances. Why? It’s unclear. The streaming service shared posts, promoting her live performance at ESSENCE Fest:

 

 
 

 

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Word apparently got back to Nicki and she reacted on stage. She didn’t say names, but you can connect the dots. She also hinted at having wardrobe malfunctions. Watch the clip below:

 

 
 

 

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The Barbz weren’t happy either:

 

Nah because this is so messed up, Hulu and essence has been promoting all week saying we’ll be to see Nicki Minaj LIVE on stream.. it seems like they sued us for interactions once again.

— She’s Fishy (@ShesFishy) July 2, 2022

So Hulu really sat up there and made us think they was live streaming Nicki Minaj when they wasn’t??? #ESSENCEFest pic.twitter.com/3Ev6BHc8Gs

— Nicki and Rihanna on B7 (@wiz_thcreator) July 2, 2022

 

 

After seeing the RUMORS that Kanye West didn’t clear his MONSTER song to be live streamed on HULU during Nicki Minaj performance at the Essence Festival, it reminded me he DO got beef with HULU!

— @TheFemaleRapGame on IG (@FemaleRapGame) July 3, 2022

 

 

I personally think that Nicki didn’t want to let her essence fest performance air on Hulu because she is pregnant?! She glowing tho pic.twitter.com/2UdWNTani6

— fancymaraj (@FANCYMARAJ) July 2, 2022

 

 

Hulu and Essence Fest — y’all are going to hell for not showing Nicki Minaj when you know that’s the only reason we’re watching #ESSENCEFest #ESSENCEFest2022 #ESSENCEFest2022 #EssenceFestOnHulu pic.twitter.com/SXDAepjjOE

— Kejiwhen (@kejiwhen) July 2, 2022

 

Some Barbz downloaded the Hulu app to watch her performance and were PISSED when they announced they would not be streaming her performance:

 

I know they didn’t just say Nicki Minaj ain’t performing on the live stream .. SOMEBODY GOTTA TELL NE SOMETHING NEOWWWWW !! I’m annoyed nfs . Just blew mine hulu , Angela ye . That’s all y’all gon say . Nicki did something happen?? This is unreal ! #ESSENCEFest #essencefestival pic.twitter.com/ykkdAYZwBm

— Sheinah’diah (@Sheinahdiah) July 2, 2022

 

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Young Money honcho Lil Wayne came out to support though. Weezy hit the stage to perform “Seeing Green” with Nicki and she thanked him for “saving the day.” Peep the clip above.

Young Money’s First Lady also debuted her tour visuals where she channels Catwoman in a custom black latex Micheal Ngo catsuit:

 

 

 
 

 

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As videos of Nicki’s Essence Fest performance began to surface, folks speculated if she’s pregnant with baby #2. Backstage, she was spotted with her husband, Kenneth Petty, and her son, Papa Bear.

 

 
 

 

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Mr. Petty goes for sentencing on July 6th after coping a plea deal to plead guilty for failing to register as a sex offender in California. The feds want him to serve time in prison for his violation instead of home confinement. Prosecutors have recommended a 15-month prison sentence, 5 years of supervised release and $55,000 in retribution. Yikes.

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IT'S THE BLACK JOY FOR US!!: YBF CELEBS TAKE OVER NOLA FOR ESSENCE FESTIVAL 2022!

MET GALA 2022: Luxury & Opulence Took Over For This Year’s Gilded Glamour Theme – Revisit The BEST Shut-Ish-Down Moments

The category was Gilded Glamour! Several celebs totally understood the assignment while serving up luxury and opulence with their creative takes on this year’s theme. Others, not so much. Revisit all the looks inside…

It’s the Oscars of fashion! That’s right. The biggest night in fashion went down last night at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and several of your faves were attendance putting their best fashion foot forward.

This year’s theme: Gilded Glamour! The Met Gala’s dress code is white tie – think formal floor-length ballgowns and tailcoats for men. Attendees were asked to embody the grandeur of “Gilded Age New York." That era – between 1870 & 1900 – was all about the DRAMA – ruffles, corsets, feathers, bustles, gloves, hats, and high necklines. Luxury and opulence is what the wealthy embodied with extravagant garments during the era.

Cardi B nailed the theme:

The Grammy winning raptress STUNNED in a gold chained Atelier Versace gown that slayed the “Gilded Glamour” theme while staying true to designer Donatella Versace’s aesthetic.

 

 
 

 

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It took a kilometer of gold chains and jewelry to finish Cardi’s dress that looked heavy to walk in.

"This is what I wanted to give," the “UP” raptress – who welcomed her son Wave last September – said on the carpet. “I wanted to give woman and Donatella [Versace] brings that woman. No lipo surgery could bring this body that my son gave me …. It’s giving, it’s giving, it’s giving."

 

Cause of death: @Normani’s #metgala look https://t.co/9s7TLXPXgd pic.twitter.com/YPaxrPIjbk

— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) May 2, 2022

 

WE. WERE. GAGGING when Normani hit the carpet! 

The singer made a grand entrance in a black velvet cascading bubble gown by Christian Siriano that took 40 yards of black silk velvet to make. It was originally made in red and then changed to black four days ago.

 

 
 

 

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UGH. We can hardly stand it. 

Surprise! Nicki Minaj made an appearance in a ruffled black leather Burberry ensemble topped with a black leather baseball cap. Not really giving "Gilded Glamour" to us. 

 

 
 

 

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As she made her way up the stairs, she stopped to pop off on someone who supposedly "leaked" she was going to be there. Some fans believe she was serious while other think she was just joking:

 

 
 

 

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Guess she had to ruffle some feathers for the drama of it all.

 

 
 

 

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A MOMENT! Or, three!

Janelle Monae gave us "performance" as she perfectly posed in a g sparkly black Ralph Lauren gown with a circular train that gave the gworls Gilded Glamour and elements of "Janelle" that includes her signature black-and-white aesthetic.

 

 
 

 

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Lizzo clearly understood the assignment because she came with the embroidered drama like no other!

Styled by Jason Rembert, the "Juice" singer made her way down the carpet in a hand-embroidered gold and black coat (that took 22,000 hours to make) and black gown by Thom Browne. The entertainer’s gold choker necklace was made by Lorraine West. As for her best accessory: her flute!

 

 
 

 

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Another look that nailed the theme:

 

 
 

 

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The peekaboo dress with a corset that gave a fashion forward edge. Model Precious Lee nailed it in Altuzarra. Def was GIVING.

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The corset. The gloves. The hair.

Spider-Man: Far From Home star Laura Harrier totally nailed the Gilded Glamour theme in Victor Glemaud and H&M. Like, we have no words.

 

 
 

 

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Singer SZA was another celeb who understood the theme and executed. She turned heads in a hot pink strapless dress and an extra-large black Vivienne Westwood hat.

 

omg not us having a whole convo with @sza pic.twitter.com/nh0bKwuhMG

— marisa (@rafikilovato) May 3, 2022

 

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Have Mercy! Chloe Bailey never misses when it comes to red carpet fashion. 

For last night’s Met Gala (sans her sister Halle Bailey), the "Treat Me" singer showed off her curves in a glittery gold structured strapless Area dress. She leveled up her look with two gold wings as a choker and reflective gold pumps.

Another one of our fave looks from the night: Tessa Thompson.

 

Tessa Thompson looking pretty in pink #MetGala pic.twitter.com/Ljbz4wR7iw

— MEFeater Magazine (@mefeater) May 3, 2022

 

The CREED star sashayed down the carpet in a Barbie pink Carolina Gerrera gown that featured a corset and tiered ruffles (styled by Wayman + Miach) that created a princess moment as she made her way up the stairs.

 

 
 

 

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Sis, ATE!

Golden Gilded Glam indeed!

Fresh from celebrating the receipt of her own day in Houston, Megan Thee Stallion snapped it up on the carpet in a Moschino gown that featured gleaming feathers and brocade.

 

 
 

 

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For her 2nd Met Gala event, she joined Moschino designer Jermey Scott and "West Side Story" actress Ariana DeBose, who was also in Moschino.

 

 
 

 

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Gabrielle Union WOWED in a Versace gown that paid tribute to trailblazing actress Diahann Carroll, who died in 2019 at 84.

"So this is inspired by Diahann Carroll, a symbol of opulence and if you will, a gilded glamor."

"This is from Versace, they’ve been working on these looks for many, many, many months and from sketch to the execution is dead-on," she told VOGUE on the carpet. "I kind of get a little emotional when you talk about everything that goes into the making of this dress and what inspired it."

Her husband Dwayne Wade – who went shirtless – also rocked Versace: 

 

 
 

 

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Model Naomi Campbell’s look gave rich b**** vibes. She pulled up on the carpet in a black and silver floor length bejeweled Burberry gown, accessorized with a 18-karat yellow gold Jacob & Co. choker that is valued at $6.6 million. The extravagant choker took about two years to source and create. Sheesh!

 

 
 

 

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Teyana Taylor served up several moments in this whimsical Iris van Herpen ensemble.

 

 
 

 

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Model Winnie Harlow looked like a work of art in Iris van Herpen.

Always representing!

 

 

 
 

 

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Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz got dressed up in Ralph Lauren threads to represent their beloved state of New York.

 

 

 
 

 

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Lori Harvey – sans her actor boyfriend Michael B. Jordan – made her way down the carpet in a custom Michael Kors gown that featured a cutout, showing off her toned abs. Pretty look, but not necessarily Gilded Glamour.

 

 
 

 

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Tennis superstar Venus Williams – in a Chloe suit – hit the Met Gala red carpet alongside actress Amy Schumer and climate justice activists Xiye Bastida and Gabriela Hearst. We’re not sure how/why this happened, but it did. Maybe they’re working on something together.

 

 
 

 

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Cynthia Erivo dazzled in a white lace Louis Vuitton gown with a feathered train.

The British actress explained, “We wanted to find something that felt like it was Gilded Glamour, so we have a layering of different textures and fabrics.”

As she showed off her head scarf, she said, “We’re trying to tie the American lexicon together, and this is inspired by women of Louisiana from the 1800s, who had to cover their hair for necessity… I wanted to tie those things together because those women don’t get the credit they deserve for the fashion.”

 

 

 
 

 

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Ciara went for a metallic zebra-print dress by Michael Kors where she channeled the "modern woman of the Gilded Age." Peep her interview above.

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Erykah Badu whipped out her cellphone right after Lenny Kravitz performed at the Met Gala and gave us a sneak peek and what was going down. Peep the clips – that features Janelle Monae, Jon Baptiste, Naomi Campbell, Anderson Paak, and Winnie Harlow above. 

We’ve rounded up more Met Gala looks that you check out in our gallery below.

So, who had your favorite look?! 

Photos: Getty/Gabby’s IG/Chloe’s IG

 

A NIGHT AT THE MET: A LOOK AT THE 2022 MET GALA FASHION & FABULOUSNESS!

Nicki Minaj Jokes ‘Payola’ Is Running Up Her & James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Views, Shares How Fame Caused Her Anxiety

Nicki Minaj hopped in the passenger seat to cruise around Los Angeles with late night TV host James Corden for a fun (and funny) "Carpool Karaoke" session. Get into it inside…

Nicki Minaj had loads of fun for the return of James Corden’s "Carpool Karaoke" after a two-year hiatus due to COVID. The Head Barb and “The Late Late Show” hopped in a whip to cruise through Los Angeles to Nicki’s biggest hits that span from her early pop tracks to her new track “Blick! Blick!” with Coi Leray.

One funny moment happened when the QUEEN raptress started speaking in her British accent and James asked her to perform her best Adele impression. She slayed it.

 

 
 

 

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While performing “Monster,” clips of Adele rapping the lyrics during her edition of Carpool Karaoke flashed on the screen in comparison’s to Nicki’s reenactment before bursting into an a cappella version of Adele’s “Someone Like You.”

The Young Money star had to explain to James what an “opp” – which is slang for an enemy – before they discussed James’ neighbor possibly being an “opp.” They realized the neighbor wasn’t in fact in "opp" after some funny back-and-forth.

Nicki was challenged to freestyle, which she obliged and James provided the beat…as best he could.

”I never felt that white in my life,” James said about his mediocre beat boxing skills.

On a more serious note, the “Do We Have A Problem?” rapper opened up about some personal issues, sharing she chews on ice to help manage her anxiety.

“I think when I was younger, my more natural state was to be more confident. But when you’re a woman and you’re in the public eye all the time, if you’re not careful, you can become less confident because you’re being constantly scrutinized,” she said. "I just don’t think it’s natural. It’s not natural for human beings to always feel like everyone’s critiquing them.”

"When I first came into the industry, I had this amazing sense of freedom because nobody gave a sh*t about what I was doing," she continued. "I could get away with doing anything. And then it goes from that to the complete, complete opposite. Where it’s like, if I blink my eye wrong, they’ll have a story made up about why I blinked my eye that way.”

In a recent interview with Joe Budden, the 39-year-old rapper revealed she ended up getting butt injections because she felt self concious due to jokes Young Money honcho Lil Wayne used to say to her. 

The birth of her son, whom she affectionately calls Papa Bear, has helped her tremendously.

“When I look at my son, I’m just magically in love,” she shared. “He makes me laugh, makes me smile, makes me happy. He’s just so cute and cuddly.”

Watch the segment below:

The video has already raked in more than 1 million views and is trending at the No. 2 spot on YouTube. Nicki joked that James is using “payola” to run the view up:

Ha!

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Everybody Hates Chris VS. Will Is Unhinged – The Reactions To ‘The Slap’ Are All Over The Place! 

After the Oscars slap heard around the world, everyone is debating who was right and who was wrong. Some people feel like Chris Rock got what he deserved for cracking jokes on someone’s wife. Others feel like Will Smith was out of pocket because it was a hired comedian doing his job.

See the reactions and tells us what you think inside….

It seems the Internet is SPILT on whether they’re #TeamChris or #TeamWill.

Last night’s Oscars took an unexpected turn after Will Smith smacked fire out of Chris Rock for telling a “G.I. Jane” joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith’s bald head. Right after Chris said the joke, cameras panned over to The Smiths and Will was actually laughing. However, Jada didn’t find it funny, so Will decided to do something about it. He got up out his seat, walked up on stage and slapped Chris with an open hand.

”Keep my wife’s name out your f**** mouth!,” Will yelled at Chris after returning to his seat.

Check it:

 

The Full Uncensored video of Will Smith’s altercation with Chris Rock at the #Oscars pic.twitter.com/cGQ3plSEiz

— Movies (@moreoffilms) March 28, 2022

 

Sheesh! After winning Best Actor for his role in King Richard, Will offered up an apology to the Academy and everyone else…except Chris. Missed it? Check out his very emotional acceptance speech HERE. 

 

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— jackie42 (@jackie42x) March 28, 2022

 

Folks are torn on who was right and who was wrong. Someone people feel like Will did exactly what a protective husband SHOULD do. And Chris, of all people, should have been weary about doing a joke about a black woman’s hair.

Good for Will bc I just KNOW the man who made documentary "Good Hair" should’ve known better than to try to make a joke about a Black woman’s hair in a room full of white ppl. I just KNOW that pic.twitter.com/l7a0GiCAY6

— I’m Giving Bobby Brown (@LadyTheeBAP) March 28, 2022

 

”Good for Will bc I just KNOW the man who made documentary ‘Good Hair’ should’ve known better than to try to make a joke about a Black woman’s hair in a room full of white ppl. I just KNOW that,” a fan tweeted.

Rapper Nicki Minaj weighed in on the Oscars controversy, defending Will’s actions:

”I love Chris Rock. I don’t think he would’ve made that joke had he known what Jada recently shared- but between him & the whole team @ the #Oscars you mean to tell me not ONE of y’all heard this woman just share this heartbreaking story? #ComeOnSon …," she said. “Here’s the thing… And this is such an AMAZING – EYE OPENING example of it…"

”The husband gets a front row seat to his wife’s pain… he’s the 1 consoling her… drying her tears behind closed doors when those cameras go off. Social media has made ppl feel that these ‘husbands’ won’t ever run into them in real life. You just got to witness in real time what happens in a man’s soul when he looks over to the woman he loves & sees her holding back tears from a ‘little joke’ at her expense. This is what any & every real man feels in that instant. while y’all seeing the joke he’s seeing her pain.”

”Imagine what it must feel like to be losing your hair to the point where you have to shave it bald. You think that’s easy to deal with for anyone? You don’t think she’s cried about that many times? 2022 y’all gon have to see these men about those jokes you made about their wives,” she tweeted.

 

Will Smith slapped Chris Rock and got Jiggy With It at the after party. What a move. pic.twitter.com/Pkh9eikgbs

— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) March 28, 2022

 

EMMY winner Tiffany Haddish weighed in on the slap controversy, swaying towards Will’s side. During an interview with EXTRA, she said "sometimes, discipline needs to be administered." Peep the clip above.

During an interview with PEOPLE at the Governors Ball, Tiffany revealed she found the controversial moment "beautiful."

"When I saw a Black man stand up for his wife. That meant so much to me," she said. "As a woman, who has been unprotected, for someone to say, ‘Keep my wife’s name out your mouth, leave my wife alone,’ that’s what your husband is supposed to do, right? Protect you."

"And that meant the world to me. And maybe the world might not like how it went down, but for me, it was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen because it made me believe that there are still men out there that love and care about their women, their wives."

"If she wouldn’t have been hurt, [Will] probably wouldn’t have said nothing," said Tiffany. "But you could see he was clearly… And they exploited it. They exploited her, so ‘I have to do something’… He protected his wife. To me, I went up to her and said, ‘You better suck his d*ck from the back, girl!’ You better put that in your magazine! That’s what I told her.”

Lordt.

On the flip side, others were taking up for Chris Rock:

 

Everybody huggin’ and consoling Will?? …can somebody go check on Chris?? A seat filler or somebody??

— Eric Benét (@ebenet) March 28, 2022

 

”Everybody huggin’ and consoling Will?? …can somebody go check on Chris?? A seat filler or somebody??,” Eric Bennett tweeted.

 

Wait… Chris Rock makes a bad joke about Jada Pinkett’s appearance. Will Smith walks onstage hits him in the face shouts out obscenities & later in tears accepts an Oscar saying “Love makes you do crazy things” to a STANDING OVATION?!? WTF Hollywood. That’s not WOKE. That’s WEAK

— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) March 28, 2022

 

It seems Chris & Will’s “beef” goes WAY back. In 2016, Oscars host Chris Rock cracked jokes about Jada and Will boycotting the awards show due to the lack of diversity.

“Jada boycotting the oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited,” he joked. “I understand you’re mad. Jada’s mad – her man Will was not nominated for Concussion,” he continued.

Watch at the 2:44-minute below:

Peep more reactions below:

 

SOMEBODY TAKE TAYE DIGGS’ PHONE NOW! IMMEDIATELY! pic.twitter.com/ogETAtrEXb

— Mégan M. | SQSP Web Design for Lifestyle Brands (@MeganDeniece_) March 28, 2022

 

 

If Chris Rock just said “if that’s how mad he gets in March, imagine how pissed he is in August”

He prolly coulda won that round.

— i. adan (@Imman_Adan) March 28, 2022

 

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— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) March 28, 2022

 

 

everybody moving past the altercation between chris rock and will smith on live tv #Oscars pic.twitter.com/3GQkt1oJMZ

— RCE (@moreofmaur) March 28, 2022

 

 

will and chris rock #Oscars pic.twitter.com/fkTJpVD38k

— (@chunsversace) March 28, 2022

 

 

Chris Rock After The Oscars! pic.twitter.com/HHC8KZcgby

— Desi Banks (@iamdesibanks) March 28, 2022

 

There’s TONS more. Swipe through our gallery of memes and everything in between below!

Who do you think was more out of pocket? Will or Chris?!

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Memes, Reactions & Everything In Between After Seeing 'The SLAP' Live AT The 2022 Oscars!

Nicki Minaj & Coi Leray Respond To Everyone’s Take On Their New ‘Blick Blick!’ Single + Lil Kim Shows Love

BLICK BLICK! Nicki Minaj and Coi Leray are making a splash on the music scene with their brand new single. Deets on the track, their responses to everyone’s take, PLUS Lil Kim’s co-sign inside…

Nicki Minaj and Coi Leray are lighting up the music scene with their brand new single titled, “Blick Blick!”

 

#BlickBlick is OUT NOW @coi_leray LETS GO BOO! #PinkBobMarley pic.twitter.com/MbRDR3u4LW

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) March 20, 2022

 

”Blick Blick!” Is climbing up the music charts, currently sitting at the #1 spot on Apple Music and the #2 spot on YouTube Music.

The rap duo dropped the colorful visuals for the track over the weekend, which serves up 90s vibes as the rap queens rap about running up on “opps.” The Barbie & The Trendsetter – decked out in matching pink wigs – coast through the clip with their paintball guns

Get into the clip below:

Rap legend Lil Kim (and Nicki’s rap nemsis) showed some love for the track with emojis in Coi’s IG comments: 

 

The Brooklyn way.

As the Barbs run up the streams and post lyrics in their social media captions, the Head Barb hopped on Twitter to respond to a lyrics the girls have been getting wrong.

Lil Baby’s son’s mother Jayda Cheaves (who recently revealed they broke up again) shared a flick of herself posing it up with Nicki’s lyric in the caption. She wrote, “You know you bad when you can post from any angle.”

Apparently, the Bronx rapper meant “pose” not “post” on the track. She took to social media to clear it up.

”They must’ve put the wrong lyrics somewhere. I see a lot of ppl saying “post.” It’s “pose” babe. And thank you,” Nicki tweeted.

The 39-year-old raptress hopped in Jayda’s comments to playfully scold her for using the wrong word. First, Jayda wrote in her comments, “Everyone can pose from any angle.. but can you POST? Lmfao so post it is.”

 

Nicki responded, “@jaydacheaves so you just gon clock my tea? I wrote POSE so it’s POSE! Ms. Jayda uh uhh hunty! You iz soooo lucky I love you chi. I woulda rlly had to report you for harassment ma’am! I mean you did spill tho. You spilled a little.”

Meanwhile, Coi hopped on Twitter to pop back at trolls and to defend her new bestie, Nicki.

 

Y’all too emotional .. Nicki been through a lot !!! she still standing strong, still dropping hits. She basically told me don’t let y’all wack ass comments and negative energy stop me now because MORE MONEY AND SUCCESS More problems so THUG THAT SHIT OUT !

— TrendSetter (@coi_leray) March 19, 2022

 

”Y’all too emotional .. Nicki been through a lot !!!,” Coi tweeted. “She still standing strong, still dropping hits. She basically told me don’t let y’all wack ass comments and negative energy stop me now because MORE MONEY AND SUCCESS More problems so THUG THAT SH*T OUT !

 

Nicki don’t offend me . I grew up on tough love. When someone is speaking who has more experience, always listen. That’s the problem y’all talk to damn much. Regardless of what she saying she coming from a good place.

— TrendSetter (@coi_leray) March 19, 2022

 

”Nicki don’t offend me . I grew up on tough love. When someone is speaking who has more experience, always listen. That’s the problem y’all talk to damn much. Regardless of what she saying she coming from a good place,” she continued.

 

That’s why I left the live up. I spent time just focused on HOW you’re such a talented, versatile, unique artist in my eyes. I talked on how your verse kept switching up & getting better & how dope those last 4 bars are to me… how I know for a fact you actually WRITE. BUT NO!!! https://t.co/yDQsE4DJr7

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) March 19, 2022

Nicki responded, “That’s why I left the live up. I spent time just focused on HOW you’re such a talented, versatile, unique artist in my eyes. I talked on how your verse kept switching up & getting better & how dope those last 4 bars are to me… how I know for a fact you actually WRITE. BUT NO!!!”

”A strong black women is all I heard,” Coi said. Thank you for dropping gems on me sister. You a real one! Our live was dope af and when I got off the the live , I thanked God again for this blessing That man makes no mistakes, and that’s on omm!”

The “Blick Blick!” rappers are referring to their conversation during a recent IG Live that you can check out below:

 

 

 
 

 

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As Nicki & Coi’s track started running up the charts, Chi clapped back at the trolls who laughed at her XXL freestyle.

”oh yeah…and thanks to everyone who laughed at my XXL freestyle,” she tweeted.

 

Crazy part is.. I liked it too! Lmaoo it was soo different for a female to come like that and be dead ass lol people couldn’t stand me https://t.co/HvMpUk8lhc

— TrendSetter (@coi_leray) March 19, 2022

 

”Crazy part is.. I liked it too!,” Chi responded to a fan. “Lmaoo it was soo different for a female to come like that and be dead ass lol people couldn’t stand me”

 

After #NickiMinaj faced some backlash after crediting #CoiLeray with starting a braids trends, she says people need to learn the difference between “being first and starting a trend.” https://t.co/NvGxM8bGKW pic.twitter.com/cCJ0B2R1JX

— YBF CHIC (@TheYBF) March 12, 2022

 

By the way, Coi said she’s dropping a new album April 8th.

On social media…

The QUEEN raptress shared some new flicks of herself and her husband, Kenneth Petty:

 

 
 

 

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Interesting.

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Nicki Minaj & Joe Budden’s Interview: Nicki Shares Lil Wayne ‘Butt’ Jokes Led To Her Getting A** Shots, Gives Lil Kim Props, Talks Rap Bullies & Moguls

Nicki Minaj is back and she’s sharing everything that has been on her mind as she gears up for a post-baby comeback. In a candid interview with fellow rapper Joe Budden, the female rap star opens up about how Lil Wayne’s jokes about her butt weighed on her decision to get a** shots, she spills tea on Future, gives Lil Kim her props, she gets vulnerable while talking about rap bullies, what she believes is mogul status and more.

Get it all inside…

Nicki Minaj is back.

The NYC raptress took some time off after giving birth to her son, whom she affectionately calls Papa Bear, and she’s ready to solidify herself as a rap mogul.

Throughout her career, there has always been chatter about whether or not her “ass”ets are natural and she never really directly confirmed or denied.

In a candid interview with fellow rapper Joe Budden, the QUEEN raptress gets real about her body enhancements and ultimately what led her to receiving a** shots. Coming into the rap game, social media was brand new, so she said she was people’s “guinea pig.”

”I was one of the first people to be shitted on on social media," she explained. "It wasn’t acceptable to have surgery at all or anything. At that time, I didn’t have surgery. I had a** shots, which till this day I realized…even what I did and even with me not consulting with anyone to do something like that…how insane that was. It’s not like you’re going to a doctor, a professional person. No. It’s some random person, comes in. I was in Atlanta at the time.”

At that time, Nicki said she was hanging around Lil Wayne and the Young Money crew a lot. She said Wayne loves big booties and he would always have a new chick (“a new big booty”) in the studio, every session. She dubbed them her “muses” and said she would never downplay them because “they would give him that fuel.”

Over time, Nicki became the “little sister” with the Young Money crew and all they would talk about was “…big butts. I didn’t feel complete or good enough. Good as them girls," she said.

They jokingly said things about Nicki’s butt and she didn’t find it funny.

 

 

 
 

 

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“It wasn’t a joke to me. I was laughing, but I didn’t find it funny,” she said.

Looking back, she said they didn’t realize her insecurities.

Joe and Nicki talked about the “female rapper starter kit” and how the new girls coming out seem to mimic the “pink wig, thick a**” aesthetic that she debuted.

“That was just a Nicki Minaj thing. Now, it’s everybody,” she said.

While talking about being a role model for kids, Nicki spilled deets from a conversation with Future in the studio. She said Future told her (while laughing) that people think he does a lot of drugs because he raps about it all the time, but they don’t know he’s really a lightweight. Interesting.

At that moment, she realized how impactful their lyrics are to their fans, regardless if they want to be a role model. On the flip side, she said you can’t fault an artist for their art.

”Even though we are role models, you’re bad because you rap about that. It’s art!,” she said.

The Pink Friday rapper said it’s insane rappers’ lyrics are being used against them in court cases before comparing rappers to actors. “It’s not like they do that to actors,” she said.

”Rap is the only culture that from the beginning of time has been vilified. From the very beginning, we have been treated like the bad guy,” Nicki said.

When Nicki thinks of being a mogul there are several things she feels she has to accomplish.

”All of my beauty deals. Makeup, hair, clothes, and sneakers. I have them happening,” she spilled.

At one point, Nicki had to put things on pause because she wanted to negotiate deals when she’s at the top of her game.

Girl you ate too let’s be honest here pic.twitter.com/ud9AvcANh7

— KEVIN (@Kevinmxo) March 9, 2022

Since Nicki hit the scene, she has always made a point NOT to group herself with other female rappers because she always felt she could rap just as good, if not better, than the male rappers. "Rap bullies" tried to make her feel like she shouldn’t have that mindset.

”I fell in love with who spit the hottest rap and who spit the hottest verse on this song. So, I gravitated to Foxy Brown because I felt like she used to spit like a dude. Her precision was just like, even to this day I think her precision and the way she pronounces everything and her clarity is just unmatched and that’s who I wanted to be like. I was never thinking about what everybody probably thought I was thinking about,” she said. “I was thinking about who had the better verse on tracks.”

”At one point people tried to bully me out of that mindset, so that the bar could be lowered for women. Why does it have to be about dope raps?”

She said no one would ever tell Michael Jordan basketball isn’t about stats and that no one would tell Mike Tyson or Muhammad Ali it shouldn’t be about their technique.

”No one would ever say that. But as soon as it comes to female rap, they want me to start lowering the bar,” she said.

 

In her latest interview with Joe Budden Nicki Minaj praises Lil’ Kim’s influence and states that she and Kim should’ve been on the cover of US Vogue Magazine based on their influences on music and fashion.pic.twitter.com/ufkwbKroyT

— Lil’ Kim Media (@LilKimMedia) March 9, 2022

 

At one point during the interview, the Beam Me Up Scotty rapper gave props to her rap nemesis, whom she was arguably extremely influenced by, Lil Kim, for being a trendsetter for female rappers. She said if she believes she should be on the cover of VOGUE, so should Lil Kim. Peep the clip above.

Also in the conversation, the new mom shared how everything slowed down after the QUEEN album, then getting pregnant, and how she struggled with writer’s block before writing, “Seeing Green.” Also, there was that legal drama that caused her to pull out of events and performances

It was a side of Nicki Minaj her fans love to see. It’s clear she’s on the comeback trail with a new documentary on the way, building her own management company, starting her own record label, acting in a huge film and more, so stay tuned.

As for fashion, she talked about how she presented an idea to Kanye West, but he turned it down because he felt his wife (at the time) Kim Kardashian wouldn’t like him behind a "female version of Yeezy." While Nicki doesn’t hold any grudges against Ye, she did say it’s important black creatives stick together to usher in more people of color to represent in the fashion industry – which is an industry black people heavily influences, but doesn’t benefit from it. 

 

Peep the entire interview below:

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Before the interview was released, the NYC raptress revealed Queen Radio has moved from Apple Music to Amazon’s new app, Amp. It’s set to premiere April 8th on the Amp app.

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GUARD YOUR EMOTIONS: Toxicity Hits PEAK Levels As Future Collaborates With Kevin Samuels + DaBaby & Meek Mill Complain About ‘H**s’

Sis, guard your emotions. There’s a lot of toxicity and audacity in this post, so take this as a warning to the foolery you’re about to witness.

Deets on Future’s collaboration with controversial dating adviser Kevin Samuels, plus what DaBaby and Meek Mill have to say about “h**s” inside…

Rapper Future has a new single coming down the pipeline, so he decided to collaborate with someone he KNEW would get folks talking.

The Toxicity King – who has 8 children with 7-8 different women (we lose count) – joined forces with controversial single and umpteen times divorced "dating advisor" Kevin Samuels – who joined Nicki Minaj during an IG Live last week – for a “therapy session” about his problematic spending habits in the trailer for his new single titled, “Worst Days.”

“Last year, how much would you say you spent on women?,” Kevin asked the rapper in the trailer.

“Probably I’d say around two, three…three million. Every time I see a beautiful woman, I have to splurge. I have to spoil em,” Future responded.

Check it out below:

It’s clear someone on Future’s marketing team wanted to stir the pot with the Kevin Samuels collaboration. The self-proclaimed “professional image consultant” gained popularity at the expense of black women as he often times humiliates and insults black women when they join his live sessions. Not only that, he often times talks down on men like Future – men who procreate and spread their seed with several different women. While he condemns that behavior, in the same breath he blames black women for choosing to have children with men like that. The blame and energy def is not equal though.

Honestly, we wish they would just admit they hate women and then leave us alone. It seems anything a woman does outside of solely existing for men’s pleasure is a problem, so just leave women alone.

The audacity train on social media is at an all time high following Meek Mill and DaBaby’s recent activity.

Meek shared a post that says “Now days you just gotta find a h*e you really like and beg her to stop” on his IG Stories. DaBaby reposted the meme and responded, “It’s getting thin out here boy,” with tons of laughing emojis.

Imagine being a “h**” and requesting a woman who isn’t one. Hmph. They both can take several seats.

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Nicki Minaj Goes Live & Talks Relationships With Kevin Samuels, LaLa Anthony – ‘Can We Stop Talking About If Successful Black Men Want Black Women?’

Nicki Minaj took some time out of her busy schedule to chop it up with the Barbz about relationships, sex and everything in between. She invited dating advisor Kevin Samuels and actress LaLa Anthony to join in on the discussion and things got interesting….

 

 

 
 

 

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It seems Nicki Minaj is making a comeback of sorts as she has been quite visible on social media lately ahead of the release of her new song with Lil Baby, “Do We Have A Problem?”

Last night, the QUEEN raptress found time in her busy schedule to host her own Instagram Live with her Barbz. Days before, she had her fans send in messages on a hotline to share what their “problem is” so she could give them advice.

 

Did you guys leave a message on the hotline? Tmrw when I go on live I’ll be responding to some of your voicemails & giving you advise about whatever the “problem” is.

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) February 1, 2022

Apparently, the Barbz are struggling with relationships as that was a trending topic. The Pink Friday rapper invited controversial dating advisor Kevin Samuels to pick his brain about the current dating scene and the thought process behind the black “high value man.”

On social media, Kevin gained notoriety for putting black women down during his live “relationship advice” sessions on YouTube. He’s super controversial, so Nicki decided to have him on her live session to pick his brain about his “high value man” values and how it affects black women.

The singer-songwriter kicked off the conversation by asking Kevin how he would rate her, seemingly catching him off guard. He claims he doesn’t usually rate people, adding he usually ask them to rate themselves. Nicki rated herself a “7,” which Kevin said was a default answer. Shockingly, he rated Nicki a “9.”

From there, the two discussed why black men date outside of their race, which caused Nicki to share her thoughts on the dating scene for black women and black “high value men.”

”Black women, can we stop talking about if these successful black men want us or not?,” she asked. “Can we just focus on us and we be successful and then we go out there and we decide who the f*ck we want?”

”I feel like I’ve been seeing men use that as an opportunity because they’ve been hurt and somebody did something to them. They are using that as a way to come out and lash out and poke fun at black women and use it as a way to feel like they somebody or they something. For all you n*ggas who are doing that on TikTok or wherever the f*ck y’all at, EAT A D**K. Go away. Nobody gives a sh*t about you,” she continued.

And I want black women to stop f*cking posting whether y’all [black men] want black women or not. I want black women just to focus on themselves, be successful and then YOU go out there and you decide the trajectory of your life.”

It was weird because Kevin didn’t seem to give Nicki the same smoke he gives everyday women who appear on his channel. He seemed very humble during his chat with Nicki. Later, the two talked about how much sex a couple should be having and how having a baby changes the game.

In another segment, Nick invited LaLa Anthony – who filed for divorce her son’s father Carmelo Anthony –  to chat about men being selfish, homewreckers and more! The “Power” star said she has PLENTY to chat about when it comes to selfish men and asked to be a part of an upcoming interview on Queen Radio.

Watch the clip below:

 

You can watch Nicki’s full IG Live below:

Also…

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The “Rich Sex” raptress did an interview with “The Morning Hustle” where she explained why she decided not to collaborate with the City Girls. Peep her response above.

The Nicki Minaj x Lil Baby track ”Do We Have A Problem” drops this Friday.

Photo: Nicki’s IG 

Nicki Minaj & Kenneth Petty SUED – Security Guard Claims Nicki Provoked Kenneth To Punch Him, Caused Jaw Surgeries!

Nicki Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty will be heading back to court after they were hit with another lawsuit. This time, the rapper’s former head of security is suing her and her husband over an altercation that turned physical, resulting in the security guard having to undergo 8 jaw surgeries

Details inside…

Two weeks ago, Nicki Minaj was dropped from a lawsuit alleging she harassed and intimidated her husband’s sexual assault victim. Now, she has been hit with with another lawsuit.

One of the QUEEN raptress’ former security guards has pulled the trigger on a lawsuit against his former boss and her husband because he claims he was ambushed and PUNCHED backstage.

According to TMZ, Thomas Weidenmuller worked as head of security during one of Nicki’s concerts in Germany back in March 2019. Apparently, a fan was able to make his way on stage and that really pissed Nicki off. So much so, she allegedly cursed a female security guard out, calling her a “f***** b****” and it was allegedly caught on video.

After seeing the female security guard brought to tears, Thomas approached Nicki about what happened. In the lawsuit, he alleged Nicki then started popping off on him, asking him “Who do you think you are?!” Before allegedly throwing a shoe in his direction. Yikes. Luckily, the shoe didn’t hit him.

However, things went from bad to worse.

The security guard claims he was summoned back in Nicki’s room backstage and that’s when her husband, Kenneth Petty, “came out of nowhere and punched” him in the face, breaking his jaw! He said Nicki provoked him to attack him.

According to Thomas, he had to undergo a total 8 surgeries to fix his jaw. What’s worse is that he now has 5 plates in his face and he STILL allegedly needs an additional 6 operations to fully heal.

Now, he wants The Petty to pay up. He’s suing for damages, which includes his hospital bills. If he really has have all of these surgeries and need more, that bill will be insane.

No word from The Pettys…yet.

Just a few weeks ago, Nicki was let off the hook of a $20 million lawsuit filed by her husband’s rape accuser, Jennifer Hough. She sued Nicki and Kenneth (who is still named in the civil lawsuit) for harassment and intimidation. Jennifer made claims that The Pettys harassed her in an effort to get her to recant her story that Kenneth raped her.

Nicki’s husband accepted a plea deal and was convicted of first degree attempted rape in 1994. He served four years in state prison.

Speaking of court, Kenneth was reportedly set for a sentencing hearing this week (Jan. 24th) after he pleaded guilty a charge of failing to register as a sex offender in California in September. You’ll recall, the 43-year-old, struck a plea deal with the feds last month. However, he could still end up behind bars.

Mr. Petty agreed to plead guilty to one count of failing to register as a sex offender in California. In return, the feds will reportedly seek a sentence towards the low end of the guidelines. The maximum sentence allowed for the crime is 10 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release.

No word on if the hearing happened or not.

On the music front…

 

 
 

 

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The rap mom has a new track titled “Do We Have A Problem” with Lil Baby set to drop next week (2/24/2022).

 

 

 
 

 

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PLOT TWIST: Jennifer Hough Voluntarily Drops $20M Harrassment Lawsuit Against Nicki Minaj, Mr. Petty Remains A Defendant

Nicki Minaj is in the clear after her husband’s rape accuser, Jennifer Hough, voluntarily dropped her $20 million harassment lawsuit. Now, Nicki’s lawyer is coming after Jennifer’s lawyer, Tyrone Blackburn, for the $300,000 in legal fees Nicki had to cough up.

Kenneth Petty – Nicki’s husband – is still a defendant in the suit. Deets inside…

It’s all unicorns and rainbows for Nicki Minaj.

The $20 million harassment lawsuit filed against her by her husband’s rape accuser, Jennifer Hough. And she did it voluntarily with no financial settlement.

After Jennifer dropped the suit, the QUEEN raptress posted a unicorn emoji:

 

 

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) January 12, 2022

 

While Nicki is off the hook, her husband, Kenneth Petty, still remains a defendant.

Now, Nicki’s lawyer, Judd Bernstein, is ready to go to war with Jennifer’s “bottom-feeding” lawyer, Tyrone Blackburn, for litigating a “frivolous” lawsuit. His words, not ours.

In an email (obtained by TMZ), he called Tyrone out for basically wasting everyone’s time.

“In my view, your conduct in pursuing this case against Nicki represents the worst of our legal system: bottom-feeding lawyers who pursue frivolous actions against a celebrity assuming that they will be paid off if they throw enough dirt.”

Sheesh.

Mr. Bernstein is gunning to get Nicki’s $300,000 in legal fees BACK.

“You forced my client to spend over $300,000 in fees to defend a case which even my labradoodle, Gracie, could see was frivolous on both the facts and the law,” he wrote.

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In August, Jennifer Hough filed a lawsuit against Kenneth Petty and his wife Nicki Minaj for intimidation and harassment. Even after she filed the lawsuit, she revealed a new threat on her life was issued from someone The Pettys know. In the lawsuit, Jennifer made claims The Pettys were trying everything in their power to get her to recant the rape allegations she made against Kenneth.

Nicki’s husband is facing up to 10 years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender in California. After striking a plea deal by entering a guilty plea, he will go before a judge for sentencing on January 24, 2022.

 

Photos: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Shaq Sparks Dating Rumors After Realtor Tiara Radcliffe Shares Cuddled Up Christmas Flicks

Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal is sparking dating rumors (and new baby daddy rumors) after an Atlanta realtor, Tiara Radcliffe, posted up flicks of herself and her baby all smiles with the retired NBA star.

More about the woman (and the baby) inside…

 

Well, this is random and seemingly left field.

Christmas 2021 rolled around, which led to rumors that Shaquille O’Neal has a new chick and possibly a new baby. Turns out, he doesn’t have a new baby, however, he may have a new woman in his life. Or maybe he doesn’t, but he sure was all cozied up as if he has some type of situationship going on.

On Christmas Day, a series of selfie photos started circulating on social media, showing the 49-year-old retired NBA star all cuddled up with a woman named Tiara Radcliffe (she goes by Tiara Renee on Instagram) and her infant son. In one photo, they’re all together like a happy family. In two other photos, Tiara is behind Shaq, planting a kiss his cheek as he smiled from ear to ear.

 
The new mom is a 28-year-old realtor based in Atlanta, GA. In fact, she turns 29 today (December 27th).

So yeah, there’s a 20-year difference between the two.

The photos were posted on Tiara’s Instagram account with the caption, “Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays,” along with Christmas emojis. It’s unclear when the photos were actually taken. 

In the comments on her post, one follower wrote, “Aww! Look at the family!!! I been waiting 3-4 years for Ya to finally pop out!!!”

3-4 years of a relationship? Well, it seems it may have been an on-and-off relationship because she welcomed her son – who she calls Baby Lee – over the summer. He’s six months.

 

 

 
 

 

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Adorbs!

Word on the curb is that Shaq is not the child’s father. It’s alleged a man named Justin Lee is the dad. Below is allegedly a picture of Tiara’s baby and his father:

Based on her IG bio, Tiara identifies herself as a realtor, mortgage loan officer, real estate investor, interior decorator, entrepreneur, and furniture dealer. She’s a friend/associate of former “Love & Hip Hop” star Alexis Skyy and she seems to have ties with rapper Nicki Minaj.

On her IG, Tiara shared a flick of herself partying in the club with Nicki and her husband Kenneth Petty in February 2020:

 

 
 

 

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Today…

Sis was seemingly in her feelings this morning (her birthday), listening to Summer Walker‘s "Karma" while driving. 

Neither Shaq nor Tiara have confirmed whatever they have going on…if anything. The former NBA player did not share the photos she posted on any of his social media accounts as of yet. Could this be a PR stunt? Possibly. It wouldn’t be surprising one bit.

 

 

 
 

 

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The dating rumors come less than two-months after his ex-wife Shaunie O’Neal got engaged. Her pastor boyfriend, Keion Henderson, popped the question in November and she said yes!

We’ll just have to keep an eye out to see what’s really good between Shaq & Tiara. Time will tell….

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POSE, CLICK! Cardi B, Kelly Rowland, Nicki Minaj & More Christmas Family Photoshoots Serve Up All The Christmas 2021 Vibes

The 2021 holiday photoshoots kept rolling in, serving up all the good Christmas feels. Check out fab family flicks of Cardi B, Kelly Rowland, Nicki Minaj, Usher and more when you go inside…

Christmas 2021 was a whole vibe. Celebs and their families got all dressed up to pose it up in some BOMB family photos to celebrate the holiday. Glam was top-tier!

After COVID-19 pretty much kept folks away last holiday season, this year, we were able to get a little closer with fam and friends, despite the Omicron variant spread. Vaccinations and COVID-19 testing has allowed more families to come together this season and folks were uber excited about it.

This year, celebs and their kiddies got glammed up for professional photoshoots, ditching the matching PJs for Christmas card worthy flicks.

Inside the mega mansion she copped a few years ago, Cardi B put up three Christmas trees to celebrate this Chirstmas SZN with her husband Offset, her daughter Kulture, and her three-month-old son (whose name they haven’t revealed yet).

Mini fashionista Kulture and her sister Kalea Marie Cephus (Offset’s daughter from a previous relationship) looked adorable in their red princess dresses as they posed it up in front of the Christmas trees and presents.

 

 
 

 

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Serving up the perfect family Christmas card…

 

 
 

 

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Serving royal family realness, Kelly Rowland, her husband Tim Weatherspoon, and their sons, Titan and Noah, got all dressed up to spread some Black Love holiday cheer. And we love to see it. 

 

 
 

 

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After guest-hosting “RHOP’s” reunion, Nicki Minaj gets back into mommy/family mode with her husband Kenneth Petty and their adorable son, Papa Bear, for the holidays. The couple is likely spending a lot of time together over the holiday season before Kenneth makes his next court appearance.

Kenneth "Zoo" Petty pleaded guilty during a virtual court hearing on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender in California in September after he struck a plea deal with the feds. Mr. Petty agreed to plead guilty to one count of failing to register as a sex offender in California. In return, the feds will reportedly seek a sentence towards the low end of the guidelines. The maximum sentence allowed for the crime is 10 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release. His sentencing is scheduled for January 24, 2022.

 

 
 

 

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Usher has been hitting the stage heavy in Las Vegas for his residency. But, he made sure to make time to spend with his growing family, including his girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea. The couple – who share daughter Sovereign Bo and son Sire Castrello – was all smiles in the family photos with all the kids, including Usher’s sons Usher V (13), and Naviyd Ely (12), whom he shares with ex-wife Tameka Foster. They are growing right up!

”Real Housewives of Atlanta” star/XSCAPE singer Kandi Burruss, her husband Todd Tucker and their family did glam paired with sneakers, which was cute:

 

 
 

 

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The Burruss-Tucker gang also snapped it up in matching PJs:

 

 
 

 

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Turning up the heat…

 

 
 

 

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Singer Chloe Bailey served up snow kitten realness and looked good while doing it. Werk!

 

 
 

 

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Comedian Mike Epps and his wife Kyra Robinson Epps were all smiles with their little bundles of joy, almost 2-year-old Indiana Rose and their infant baby boy, Mike Epps Jr.

 

 
 

 

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Daytime TV host Nick Cannon nabbed Christmas photos with all of his children, including his son who recently passed, Zen.

”Merry Christmas to All and to All Goodnight! Love The Cannons!!,” he captioned the family photos.

The “Masked Singer” host is father to twins, Roc & Roe, with his ex-wife Mariah Carey, son Golden & daughter Powerful Queen with ex Brittany Bell, twin boys, Zion and Zillion, whom he shares with DJ Abby De La Rosa, and baby Zen (who recently died due to complications) with “Wild ’N Out” girl Alyssa Scott.

Want more Christmas SZN vibes? Swipe through our gallery below to see how all your faves spent Christmas 2021!

Happy Holidays!

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HOME FOR THE 2021 HOLIDAYS… MOVIES & TV SHOWS TO WATCH THIS SEASON!

Nicki Minaj Call’s Husband’s Rape Accuser A Liar In Harassment Suit + Rumors Swirl Nicki Isn’t Legally Married To Kenneth Petty After Court Hearing On Her B’Day

Nicki Minaj has some words for her husband’s rape accuser – who is currently suing her. The NYC raptures claims the rape accuser – Jennifer Hough – is all CAP. The legal documents were filed after Nicki appeared in a Zoom hearing (on her 39th birthday) for the intimidation lawsuit where it was alleged it was revealed she’s not legally married to Kenneth Petty. Oh? More inside…

Nicki Minaj’s celebrated her 39th birthday this week and it was many things.

If you haven’t heard, Nicki and her husband, Kenneth Petty, are being sued by Jennifer Hough (Kenneth’s rape accuser) with claims of witness intimidation, emotional distress, harassment, assault and battery.

The QUEEN raptress is calling CAP on Jennifer’s claims that she and her legal team harassed her to recant attempted rape claim in new legal documents. In her response, Nicki claims Jennifer’s lawsuit is nothing more than a money grab.

TMZ reports:

The crux of their argument lies in a couple different inconsistencies they say lie within Hough’s account of things — namely, her claiming she had to change her phone number due to the alleged harassment she was receiving from Nicki, plus the claim Nicki’s team had reached out to her brother with a $500k offer if she recanted in a written statement.

 

On the phone issue ..,. Nicki’s attorney says Hough actually texted Nicki after claiming she needed to change her number and move back in June 2020 to block Nicki and her people from contacting her. Nicki says the text read "US Marshalls are asking questions!!!" The lawyer draws a conclusion from this — Hough wasn’t actually trying to hide her number from Nicki at all (contrary to what she alleges). Nicki’s team thinks it makes it clear she wasn’t scared and is just looking for a payday.

There’s also the issue of an interview Hough gave earlier this year, which the attorney says differs from what she alleged in court docs. In the interview, NM’s lawyer says Hough noted her brother told her somebody had reached out with a $500k offer if she talked to a lawyer repping Petty. NM’s lawyer said the allegation in the lawsuit that Nicki was behind the offer is merely speculation that gave her a reason to try to sue Nicki.

Bottom line … Nicki’s lawyer says this woman was looking to score a quick buck from Minaj, and is now twisting the tale to do so.

Chile….

On December 8th …

 

 
 

 

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…the Pink Friday raptress celebrated her 39th birthday. While it was a joyous occasion, sis had to handle some legal business on her special day.

 

All these white men are scaring me on the call…I think I should leave before they come get me pic.twitter.com/N69Uq6YtQd

— ReturnEraPt2 (@Ohhnobackagain) December 8, 2021

According to court documents, the “Chun-Li” raptress attended a Zoom call for a virtual hearing in Jennifer’s pending case…on her birthday.

The Barbz and Nicki haters were tweeting during the hearing. Apparently, some Barbz were playing music loudly during the hearing and the courts ended up muting them.

 

Barbz being ignorant per usual playing Nicki Minaj songs on the court hearing…

— ReturnEraPt2 (@Ohhnobackagain) December 8, 2021

 

 

not the Barbz playing Nicki Minaj music on the zoom hearing conference line

— .jae (@BLOWthisJAE_) December 8, 2021

 

This is NOT the final hearing for Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty vs Jennifer Hough. This hearing is because both defendants ignored the subpoena passed the date they were suppose to answer like they’re above the law.

If granted, it’s over today if she doesn’t the trial CONTINUES. pic.twitter.com/xkNNuGlI0i

— CARDI DROP THE ALBUM (@ToriLoves2SeeIt) December 8, 2021

 

Some fans even recorded the call, but took the recordings down in fear of being prosecuted.

During the hearing, it’s alleged Nicki Minaj is not even legally married to her son’s father, Kenneth Petty. Not only that, it was allegedly revealed Nicki’s husband has FIVE children with five other women and that she’s baby mama #6. Allegedly.

In July 2019, TMZ reported Nicki & Kenneth got a marriage license, however, their information came from “sources with knowledge.” As of now, a marriage license hasn’t been found.  

It’s also alleged Nicki attended a second hearing involving her father’s hit-and run case. On Valentine’s Day Weekend, Nicki’s 64-year-old father, Robert Maraj, was fatally struck in a hit-and-run accident in New York.

Despite the drama, the Head Barb took to Instagram to share gifts she received on her birthday, including a gift that’s seemingly from Barack & Michelle Obama’s daughter, Malia Obama. She shared a quick video of a wrapped gift and the tag, which said “Malia.”

Peep all Nicki’s gifts below:

 

 
 

 

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It appears Beyonce also gave Nicki some Ivy Park for her birthday:

 

 
 

 

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In the meantime, Nicki and her son Papa Bear are spending all the time they can with Kenneth during the holidays before he goes before a judge again.

Kenneth "Zoo" Petty pleaded guilty during a virtual court hearing on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender in California in September. You’ll recall, the 43-year-old, struck a plea deal with the feds last month. However, he could still end up behind bars.

Mr. Petty agreed to plead guilty to one count of failing to register as a sex offender in California. In return, the feds will reportedly seek a sentence towards the low end of the guidelines. The maximum sentence allowed for the crime is 10 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release.

His sentencing is scheduled for January 24, 2022.

Happy Birthday, Nicki.

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Nicki Minaj Took Andy’s Seat For Part 3 Of The ‘RHOP’ Reunion, Ratings Fall Under 1 Million

Nicki Minaj took over Andy Cohen’s hosting duties for Part 3 of Season 6’s reunion of “The Real Housewives of Potomac.” There was a ton of hype leading up to Nicki’s “RHOP” debut, however, the ratings didn’t reflect the hype. More inside…

Nicki Minaj can now add TV host to her resume.

 

 
 

 

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Last month, Nicki Minaj teased that she would appear on the Season 6 reunion of “The Real Housewives of Potomac." At first, folks were a bit confused about her appearing on the show, however, she’s a huge fan and seemingly worked out a deal to co-host the “RHOP” reunion after tweeting about it. 

Not everyone was here for it though, especially with everything that’s going on with her and husband, Kenneth Petty, being sued for allegedly threatening and intimidating Kenneth’s rape victim.

 

 
 

 

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The controversy didn’t stop the show though. 

On Sunday, the QUEEN raptress took over Andy Cohen’s seat and hit the stage with the “RHOP” ladies, including Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Robyn Dixon, Ashley Darby, Candiace Dillard Bassett, Wendy Osefo, Mia Thornton, and a “friend of” Askale Davis, to guest host Part 3 of the Season 6 reunion.

The self-proclaimed "RHOP" stan didn’t waste any time to get into the drama and called out “RHOP” star/new mom again Ashley Darby for not having a storyline.

Nicki ain’t waste no time getting into some thangs chile! #RHOP pic.twitter.com/3DFa2WyqD4

— The Peach Report Daily™ (@ThePeachReport) November 22, 2021

Bloop.

The 38-year-old entertainer – decked out in Dolce & Gabbana – also had some fun behind-the-scenes with “RHOP” star Karen Huger and her hubby, Raymond Huger:

 

 
 

 

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It was a "green eyed bandits" link up when the rap mom ran into Gizelle Bryant backstage:

 

 
 

 

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Nicki even chopped it up with Andy about what she’ll discuss with the ladies before hitting the stage:

 

 
 

 

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Well, it seems adding Nicki as the host didn’t do much for ratings. They fell. According to TV Deets & ShowBuzz Daily, ratings for Part 3 of the reunion fell to 967,000 viewers. Part 1 and Part 2 had over 1 million viewers. 

Ratings: #RHOP S06E20 — 0.29 demo (P18-49) / 967,000 viewers. pic.twitter.com/m0JX60MEFN

— TV Deets (@TVDeets) November 23, 2021

 

#RHOP S06E20 – 0.967 million viewers (0.29 18-49 demo) pic.twitter.com/DmTEUFOucR

— Bravo Ratings (@RatingsBravo) November 23, 2021

 

So far, Part 3 is the lowest-rated “RHOP” reunion episode so far this season. Yikes.

In Nicki’s defense, the 2021 American Music Awards (hosted by Cardi B) aired during the "RHOP" reunion time slot, so maybe folks were locked in to ABC.

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Young Money’s First Lady posted up a few hot shots on Instagram rocking a set from Kim K’s Fendi x Skims collaboration, a Chloe patchwork coat and YSL boots. We noticed her comments on IG are still limited.

 

 
 

 

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You can check out Part 4 of “The Real Housewives of Potomac” reunion when it airs November 28th at 8pm EST on BRAVO. Will you be tuning in?

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Viral Star Nenobia Washington’s Death Ruled A Possible Suicide, ‘The Queen Of Brooklyn’ Will Be Laid To Rest Next Week

Fans are mourning the death of viral sensation Nenobia Washington, also known as BKTIDALWAVE or The Queen of Brooklyn, who reportedly passed away recently at the age of 38. Police believe her death could be a possible suicide. The shocking details inside….

 

2021 has been a year of loss and social media just took another hit.

Viral star Nenobia Washington, also known as BKTIDALWAVE or The Queen of Brooklyn, has reportedly passed away at the age of 38.

In 2015, Nenobia went viral after an interview with HotNewHipHop where she fanned out over Lil Kim and Jay-Z then dissed Nicki Minaj and Islamic group ISIS. Here’s the video that gained her tons of fans:

R.I.P to an icon, legend, the queen of Brooklyn Bktidalwave, you will be missed queen pic.twitter.com/JSbjWh1AKC

— Bershan Shaw stan account (@bershanshawstan) October 31, 2021

According to TMZ, police believe Nenobia may have fallen to her death from a building, however, they are still investigating.

On October 30th, law enforcement found the social media star unconscious and unresponsive in front of an NYC building.

Our sources say the preliminary investigation revealed Nenobia’s injuries appear indicative of a fall from an elevated position, and it’s believed she intentionally jumped from 6 stories up, but the investigation is ongoing and the Medical Examiner has not yet determined the official cause of death.

It’s still not totally clear what happened. David Jackson – the father of Nenobia’s son – told TMZ the police told him she fell from a window. However, the family claims to have received varying accounts of what happened from people who claimed to have witnessed the incident.

There were rumors that Nenobia was missing before her death, but her son’s father said she talked to their son, Tyeleck, the night before her death and that she was never missing.

David Jackson launched a GoFundMe in honor of Nenobia. Tyeleck, her son, took to social media to confirm her passing and asked her fans to donate money to help with her memorial:

If you want to help The Queen of Brooklyn’s family and make sure she’s sent off properly here’s the official GoFundMe posted by her son.https://t.co/NIt5BSWyRc pic.twitter.com/59nRNBrs3A

— Rap Alert (@rapalert4) November 1, 2021

The campaign reads:

We are looking to raise funds for Nenobia Washington aka BK TidalWave going home service.

Nenobia brought laughter and tears she was loved by many so we are going to make it as nice as we can for her. I am David Jackson Tyeleck father I be will taking care of all arrangements.

Once we have secured a location we will set the plans up so the people that would like to show their respects can.

So far, the campaign has raised over $33,000, including a $10,000 donation from an anonymous donor.

TIDAL tweeted a tribute to BK on Twitter:

Our hearts are with BKTIDALWAVE and her family today. Rest In Peace to The Queen of Brooklyn.

— TIDAL (@TIDAL) October 31, 2021

Next Saturday, November 13th, Nenobia will be laid to rest in Brooklyn, the city she loved. After the funeral service, her family and friends will ride bikes from the Manhattan Bridge to Brooklyn to honor her. Tyeleck’s father also uploaded receipts to show the money paid for her funeral services. You can check it out here.

 

Funeral details
11/13/2021

Dress code
Girls: Pink army fatigue
Guys: Army fatigue

2200 Clarendon Road
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11226

Public viewing 12-2pm
Private view for family only 2-4pm.

Second location

1367 Utica Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203

4-10pm
Via gfm page update#BKTidalWave https://t.co/FojRpdsPaj

— theemiss_buttafly (@LisaRuee) November 5, 2021

 

The Queen of Brooklyn kept folks laughing online. A Twitter user made a thread attaching Nenobia’s reactions to zodiac signs and it’s hilarious. Check it out below:

the signs as queen of brooklyn bktidalwave *ZODIAC THREAD* pic.twitter.com/Oy6LAcnY1m

— (@frenchadjacent) January 4, 2020

Prayers for her son, family, friends and fans. May she rest in peace.

Photo: Instagram

Nicki Minaj Finally Responds To Kenneth Perry’s Accuser’s Lawsuit, Calls It Frivolous

Nicki Minaj reportedly avoids a $20 million default judgement made against her and her husband Kenneth Petty after the couple took their time to respond to a harassment lawsuit filed by Kenneth’s rape accuser, Jennifer Hough.

The QUEEN raptress says her slow response was a "mistake" and calls the suit a frivolous attempt for Jennifer’s attorney to get clout. Deets inside…

 

 

 

 
 

 

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While it may have taken Nicki Minaj some time before responding to the harassment lawsuit filed against her and her husband Kenneth Petty, she claims it was an honest mistake. And that’s not all she’s saying.

The QUEEN raptress called her late response to Jennifer Hough’s lawsuit an "innocent mistake." In so many words, Nick said the lawsuit is nothing more than a clout chasing move for Jennifer’s attorney, Tyrone Blackburn.

A judge ruled that the rap mom did not fail to respond to the lawsuit brought against her and her husband by Jennifer, who is her husband’s rape accuser. Nicki responded just in time, dodging that $20 million default judgement Jennifer’s legal team wanted the courts to enforce if the couple didn’t respond.

 

 

 
 

 

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Mrs. Petty has hired a lawyer to defend her in the case, however, Mr. Petty has not responded yet, according to the federal clerk. On Tuesday, the court clerk denied Jennifer’s request for a certificate of default against Nicki, but did enter one against her husband.

The Daily Beast previously reported the couple responded to the lawsuit by hiring attorney Judd Burstein and requested an extension to respond to the suit.

The Pink Friday rapper filed a sworn statement on October 15th that confirmed she hired a lawyer in September, but they ran into a series of “innocent miscommunications” that led to late payment fees in order to fully secure services. Not only that, she dubbed the lawsuit a clout chasing tactic launched by Jennifer’s attorney, Tyrone Blackburn.

Vulture breaks down the "miscommunications" that caused the later response:

In court papers filed Friday, Minaj’s lawyer, Judd Burstein, fought the request for a certificate of default and included a sworn statement from her in his argument. Minaj said that neither she nor Petty was actually “served” with the suit, meaning they did not receive official notice of it. Minaj added that she started looking for a lawyer after finding out about the lawsuit and had a Zoom conference with Burstein on September 23. When this meeting ended, Minaj said, she thought Burstein was representing her, and she told him to work out the details with her manager. But Minaj’s manager “had not understood” that she wanted Burstein to represent her, so he wasn’t actually working as her lawyer. That “misunderstanding was cleared up” October 12, she said.

“My failure to respond to the Complaint was the product of an innocent mistake, and I ask the Court to excuse the delay so that I can defend what I believe to be an entirely frivolous case which Plaintiff’s counsel has brought against me in an effort to use my name to generate publicity for himself,” Nicki said.

Nicki’s lawyer, Judd Burstein, also released a statement confirming the mishap, adding, “I confirm the truth of those portions of defendant’s declaration concerning my role in her failure to secure my services promptly."

In August, Jennifer Hough filed a lawsuit against Kenneth Petty and his wife Nicki Minaj for intimidation and harassment. Even after she filed the lawsuit, she revealed a new threat on her life was issued from someone The Pettys know. In the lawsuit, Jennifer claims The Pettys are trying everything in their power to get her to recant the rape allegations she made against Kenneth.

Nicki’s husband is facing up to 10 years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender in California. After striking a plea deal by entering a guilty plea, he will go before a judge for sentencing on January 24, 2022.

Photo: Nicki’s IG

 

Nicki Minaj Joins Andy Cohen To Host ‘RHOP’ Reunion Taping, Folks Proceed To Rip The ‘Andyconda’ Pair

Looks like Nicki Minaj is joining in on the "Real Housewives of Potomac" reunion afterall.  She and Andy Cohen posted flicks from last night’s taping, and it looks like her hosting dreams are coming true.  Not everybody is here for it though.  Deets inside.

Well this is interesting. Several weeks ago self-proclaimed "Real Housewives" fan Nicki Minaj made her desire to become the host of the RHOP reunion known.  Now, Andy Cohen is making it real.

Last night, the Potomac ladies jetted to New Jersey to film the reunion, and Nicki posted pics of herself on the set with Andy Cohen holding cards, just like a host would.  Then, Bravo confirmed it’s happening:

 

In this very moment she’s HOST. #NickiMinaj is Potomac 4 life! #RHOP Reunion coming soon. ( @NICKIMINAJ) pic.twitter.com/PPBf9qxGJD

— Bravo (@BravoTV) October 8, 2021

 

 

Nicki shared flicks in her Dolce & Gabbana ensemble with matching pearl sandals while confirming the hosting news as well:

 

 
 

 

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Andy offered up a few more details, saying the rapper came in toward the end.  So it looks like she will only be involved for a segment or two.  He said on Instagram:

"It’s the Reunion I could never get away with! At the end of ours, tonight @nickiminaj surprised the #RHOP and did her own thing! #AndyConda"

 

 

 

Nicki Minaj behind the scenes of #RHOP reunion pic.twitter.com/qIUaU5APJ7

— Shes Fishy

Not everybody is happy about Nicki popping in though.  After all the drama with her and her husband Kenneth Petty with them being sued for allegedly threatening and intmidating Kenneth’s rape victim – folks are wondering why Andy decided to have her on.  The rape victim, Jennifer Hough, recently went on The Real to tell her disturbing story.

So, not everyone is here for this decision from Bravo, considering Andy allegedly had Phaedra Parks fired for her false sexual assault accusations about Kandi Burruss on "RHOA".

Me seeing Candiace drag both Nicki and Ashley’s husbands at the reunion #RHOP pic.twitter.com/skcPNHOkCw

— julito el putito (@jrxdcruz) October 8, 2021

Rhop hashtag is toxic as it and now you add in the Barbz. All hell gonna break loose come reunion day. pic.twitter.com/LTIZ2qNh9C

— Gone With The Wind Fabulous (@MizzTwirl) October 8, 2021

When Nicki Minaj shows up to the RHOP reunion pic.twitter.com/9pqBnQN9qB

— Give Them Kamala (@GiveThemKamala) October 8, 2021

I don’t think I’m excited for Nicki anymore after the past month #RHOP pic.twitter.com/xvXpSiwFBj

— Becca (@ImWatchingBravo) October 8, 2021

When these two bond over their predator husbands #rhop pic.twitter.com/O9HT9Sfc8y

— Justin (@JustinPolls7) October 8, 2021

nicki need to go on and sit her ass on that reunion couch with the other ladies cuz we the viewers got some questions for her too #RHOP #RHOPReunion pic.twitter.com/SftFB34SdK

— spell pharaoh (@virghoebxtch) October 8, 2021

 

 

Still, there are fans who are here for it all:

She was really serious when she said she was going to do it https://t.co/8GLNsObfMi

— Skai (@skaijackson) October 8, 2021

Just a few weeks ago y’all was spreading false rumors Nicki got denied being on RHOP reunion now look at my sis hosting and serving looks down! What was said? pic.twitter.com/wFmtqprPXk

— minajtrollz (@minajtrollz) October 8, 2021

Ohhh I’m definitely here for #NickiMinaj hosting #RHOPReunion #RHOP #andycohen #bravotv #RealityTV I can’t wait pic.twitter.com/0mURqqSJer

— Lovely0 (@GodBlessedme84) October 8, 2021

 

Folks also had questions about whether or not she’s vaccinated, since she’s pulled out of multiple events, including the MET Ball, claiming she wasn’t going to get vaccinated solely to attend an event.

TMZ reports that vaccination wasn’t necessary this go-round, only testing:

 

So, with her appearance on the ‘RHOP’ reunion set Thursday night — something that came to fruition after she jokingly pitched guest-hosting to Andy Cohen in July — fans believed she might have gotten vaccinated in order to get the gig.

But, we’ve learned that’s not necessarily the case … because being vaccinated was not a requirement for the reunion taping.

Instead, Nicki and the ‘Housewives’ and the rest of the crew only had to comply with local orders in New Jersey … so in this case, getting a PCR test that came back negative for COVID.

Obviously, everyone who participated in the reunion taping, including Nicki, had a negative test … but it’s still unclear if the rapper’s vaxxed or not.

 

Well, there’s that.

 

Wendy and Candiace looking FAB after last night’s reunion! #RHOP pic.twitter.com/q0CyHnVeAv

— The Peach Report Daily (@ThePeachReport) October 8, 2021

The reunion is set to air later this year. Y’all here for it?

Rapper Chika Takes Social Media Break After Roasting Kids During Feud With Barbz

When feuding with someone, is bringing their children into it a low blow when they threw shots about infertility? Rapper Chika doesn’t seem to think so. Some Nicki Minaj stans/Barbz hopped on social media to attack her and she responded by roasting pictures of their children. Did she take it too far?

 

Decide inside…

If you come for rapper Chika, sis wants all the smoke and isn’t concerned with the repercussions. And for her latest online feud, because there have been many, the 24-year-old raptress started roasting people’s children that has some folks up in arms while others feel that’s what they deserved.

So here’s what happened….

 

When other women refer to women as “females” pic.twitter.com/2Kof1CcOnX

— CHIKA (@oranicuhh) October 3, 2021

 

It all started when Chika shared a tweet about women referring to other women as "females."

 

It is astonishing how many women are saying they’d rather refer to women as “bitch” if they can’t say female.

Ew.

— CHIKA (@oranicuhh) October 3, 2021

 

Apparently, Chika finds the word "female" dehumanizing and explains why in a few tweets.

since y’all stubborn and stupid https://t.co/uI9mnypwDU

— CHIKA (@oranicuhh) October 3, 2021

"it’s dehumanizing because “female” does not denote a human woman. it can be applied to any species," she tweeted. "it feels patronizing as well because men do not refer to each other as ‘males.’ it’s almost as if the disassociation from the word woman is meant to lack respect."

A male Twitter user jumped in her discussion, tweeting:

 

To be fair, I’d call you a bitch, too. https://t.co/r646bjvimj

— CHIKA (@oranicuhh) October 3, 2021

 

"Y’all call each other b*tches but draw the line at female," he tweeted with laughing emojis.

Then, he proceeded to call her all types of "fat, funky b*tches," being very disrespectful. In response, she grabbed one of his pictures and started to drag him after asking him why he, a man, was in women’s business:

 

And you look like an albino Zoboomafoo, lil boy. https://t.co/JM9BL3I6Vt pic.twitter.com/KOxPLsO0Ja

— CHIKA (@oranicuhh) October 3, 2021

 

So, the Twitter user then grabbed a picture of her and proceeded to disrespect Chika even more:

 

Oh dope, we have something in common. I tweeted a photo of me and my dog & you and your dog are in your avi. https://t.co/nVgxCJIJGw

— CHIKA (@oranicuhh) October 3, 2021

 

After that, all bets were OFF! Chika grabbed a photo of what’s believed to be the Twitter user’s daughter and compared the child to a dog with the caption, "they kinda look alike, no":

Following their exhange, she changed her profile pic to a "f*ck them kids" meme of NBA legend Michael Jordan:

 

 

Another Twitter user wrote, "Sweetie go ahead, you must not be able to have kids, bum a** ovaries."

Chika clapped back using a picture of what’s believed to be the woman’s daughter alongside a skull head with the caption, "Happy Halloween."


 

Chika followed up with:

 

i don’t give a frosted mini fuck about nobody’s feelings and i don’t feel bad.

them ugly ass kids ain’t on twitter. i’m talking to their ugly ass parents.

— CHIKA (@oranicuhh) October 3, 2021

"i don’t give a frosted mini f*ck about nobody’s feelings and i don’t feel bad. Face with tears of joy. them ugly a** kids ain’t on twitter. i’m talking to their ugly a** parents."

Sheesh.

After feauding with the male Twitter user, she shifted her energy to the Barbz (Nicki Minaj‘s fan base) in a tweet, which is likely a response to folks reacting to her roasting people’s children. By the way, she argues with the Barbz online quite a bit.

leave it to the barbs to hop on any hate train. bored ass bitches.

— CHIKA (@oranicuhh) October 3, 2021

"leave it to the barbs to hop on any hate train. bored a** b*tches," she tweeted before going on a rant about the Barbz always coming for her:

 

 

Now, Chika says she’s taking another social media break because the "Internet is f*cking stupid." She teased that she may return by Halloween.

In an Instagram post, Chika shared some of tweets she received that caused her to pop off on Twitter, pointing out how hypocritical people can be. She also doubled down on her "f*ck them kids" statement.

 

"finna go on a social media break. not cuz i’m going through it (this time lol) but because the internet is f*cking stupid," she wrote. "i’ll still be on my stories, ain’t sh*t changing there. just no twitter & feed posts til maybe halloween. in the meantime, keep writing about how me roasting children in response to fatphobia, wishing death, and being called out of my name is somehow worse or equivalent. the fake virtue on the internet is EXHAUSTING. but imma assume retrograde got y’all f*cked up. anyways. f*ck them kids."

On one of the IG slides, she wrote, "I said it on live earlier, but in case you missed it, I’m not sorry. If you are comfortable getting on the Internet and calling people out of their names, telling them to put a bullet through their head, and trying to make fun of infertility, I will absolutely roast you and your bum a** kids. They’re not on social media, their parents are."

"I haven’t (and wouldn’t) harm a child, however, I will 100% go blow for blow with their disrespectful parents. gloves off. q (typo). Get the f*ck off your high horse. Over HERE, we don’t ‘leave kids out of it.’ So watch your mouth. 🙂 – Chika."

Welp. If someone is attacking you, are their kids off-limits or nah? Sound off in the comments!

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NO COVID CONCERNS? Folks Accuse Nicki Minaj Of Deflection After Surprise Performance During ‘Back Outside Tour’

Nicki Minaj made a surprise appearance on the Back Outside Tour with Lil Baby and friends. Now, folks are coming down on her for the pop up after she previously announced she wasn’t attending events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More inside…

Change of heart? Sure seems like it.

Over the weekend, Lil Baby brought his "Back Outside Tour" to the Staples Center in Los Angeles with Lil Durk, Chris Brown and more.

As a surprise, Baby & Durk brought Nicki Minaj out for a performance concertgoers weren’t expecting:

 

HQ video of Nicki Minaj performing last night! pic.twitter.com/jqgBCDC8m7

— Fabio (@onikamajestyy) September 25, 2021

 

 

 

 
 

 

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.@NICKIMINAJ performing “Seeing Green” at Lil Baby and Lil Durk’s show in LA.
pic.twitter.com/Wyh4A2JI3W

— Female Rap Room (@girlsinrap) September 25, 2021

 

 

Queen Tingzzz #Moment4Life @NICKIMINAJ pic.twitter.com/zbr3xKIjY7

— BIG OG DREEZ (@dreezydreezy) September 25, 2021

 

 

First offff … it’s lakeyah x Nicki bitch !!!!! 2nd? Go get that mixtape like she saidddd . Keys run that shìt uppp

Thank u nickiii @NICKIMINAJ pic.twitter.com/0fmXK08kGi

— “MY TIME” OUT NOW (@lakeyah) September 25, 2021

 

The Young Money raptress performed performed her remix of Bia’s “Whole Lotta Money” and “Seeing Green."

According to Ticketmaster, the event organizer required proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend this event. Its unclear if the rule was enforced for performers.

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The QUEEN raptress snapped it up with her husband Kenneth Petty. It’s alleged both Kenneth and her son, whom she calls Papa Bear, were in attendance.

 

 

 
 

 

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Almost two weeks ago, the 38-year-old rapper made headlines after a social media feud with MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid about getting the vaccine. Previously, Nicki announced she was not attending the 2021 Met Gala because they required proof of COVID-19 vaccination. By the way, she also pulled out of her 2021 MTV Video Music Awards performance. She revealed she caught COVID while prepping for the VMAs.

As for the vaccine, she said she needed to do more "research" about it and said she wasn’t about to be forced to take it. However, she did admit she would eventually get it, so its possible she has. Missed that? Click HERE.

Nicki’s COVID talk came right after a NEW report about her husband Kenneth Petty’s rape case came about. Now, folks have been calling her out for deflecting.

Do you feel like she’s deflecting? What’s really good with Nicki and COVID?

Photo: Nicki’s IG

 

Nicki Minaj’s Husband’s Accuser Jennifer Hough Speaks Out: ‘I’m Tired Of Being Afraid,’ Blames Herself For Sexual Assault, Says Her Life Was Threatened After Refusing Hush Money

Jennifer Hough – the woman who launched a lawsuit against Nicki Minaj and her husband Kenneth "Zoo" Petty – is speaking out about the couple’s alleged intimidation tactics. She sat down with "The Real" to open up about being raped by Petty in 1994.  She also claims the couple and/or their camp  threatened to put a "hit" out on her after asking her to recant her story. Details from her interview inside…

Nicki Minaj’s name has been heavy in the headlines lately for many things as media attention is brought up on her husband Kenneth "Zoo" Petty’s 1994 rape conviction.

Fans have noticed every time a new update about Kenneth’s case is released, Nicki hops on social media and starts posting pictures and videos of her son, whom she calls Papa Bear. She also recently shared flicks of herself, her son and her husband hanging out with Rihanna and her boyfriend A$AP Rocky to seemingly distract the Barbz from the reports about her husband’s case. And there was also the outrage against a journalist who Nicki claims threatened her family member if they didn’t speak to her about Nicki’s story about her cousin’s alleged reaction to the Covid vaccine.  Said journalist (from The Guardian) says the Whatsapp messages Nicki showed as proof were fake, and that she never contacted anyone.  She said she will now sue Nicki for exposing her address and phone number to the world.

Despite her efforts in trying to distract folks from what’s transpiring with her husband’s rape accuser, details about how The Pettys have allegedly harassed and intimidated his accuser are continuing to trickle in and make headlines.

After years of hiding, the woman is now ready to speak publicly for the first time.

Last month, Jennifer Hough filed a lawsuit against Kenneth Petty and his wife Nicki Minaj for intimidation and harassment. Even after she filed the lawsuit, she revealed a new threat on her life was issued from someone The Pettys know. In the lawsuit, Jennifer claims The Pettys are trying everything in their power to get her to recant the rape allegations she made against Kenneth.

Right now, Kenneth is facing up to 10 years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender in California.

On today’s episode of "The Real," Jennifer and her lawyer, Tyrone Blackburn, sat down with the co-hosts to discuss the lawsuit she filed last month where she alleged people in Nicki & Kenneth’s camp attempted to bribe her with money in an attempt to have her recant her account of the 1994 rape when they both were teenagers. And then she was threatened, she says, when she refused the alleged bribe.

After staying silent for so many years, Jennifer said she’s speaking out now because she’s tired of hiding.

"I’m tired of being afraid. I feel like the actions that were taken in regards to this whole situation have put me in a different type of fear at my age now. And it was wrong," she said. "I don’t want to be afraid anymore. The only way not to be afraid is to continue to speak up."

In 1995 Mr. Petty was convicted of one count of attempted rape in the first degree, assault in the second degree, unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, and criminal possession of a weapon. He served nearly four years in prison and was released in 1999. He has been listed as a convicted sex offender who has to register in any jurisdiction or state he lives in under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

When asked if she thought justice was served, she said she never really thought about it because she continues to blame herself for what happened to her.

"I don’t think I thought about justice, per se, because I was still blaming myself," she shared. "I thought it was something that I did or didn’t do, so I don’t think I thought about if I got justice. I just knew he did what he did and he went to jail. I had to leave my family. I have to leave my home. I had to move away. So, I haven’t really given it much thought"

Back in March 2020, Jennifer said she received a phone call from the "Seeing Green" raptress, but hasn’t spoken to her since.

“She said that she got word that I was willing to help them out in a situation," she shared. “I didn’t understand what she was referring to. She offered to fly me and my family to L.A. I turned it down and I told her, ‘Woman to woman, this really happened.’ And I haven’t spoken to her since.”

According to Jennifer, an unnamed associate tried to bribe her to recant her story, placing $20,000 in her lap. After she refused the money, she said she was told the money would be used to put a hit out on her.

During the interview she was asked about her request to drop the charges against Kenneth during his trial. She said she was being pressured by the family she was living with to drop the charges, however, she never said he didn’t rape her.

“I never said it didn’t happen,” she said. “I just said I wanna drop the charges.”

“But white is right” Nicki Minaj really wanted y’all to believe Jennifer Hough was a white woman to pretend her husband’s offense was racially motivated…. there’s no defending this smh pic.twitter.com/t3HlsfoUaG

— Jess {fan acc} (@britneyxmariah) September 22, 2021

 

When Kenneth’s past was being dug up, Nicki Minaj tried to counter the rumors, claiming Jennifer and Kenneth were in a relationship at the time of the alleged rape. Nicki also said he was only 15 and Jennifer said that wasn’t the truth.

“We both were 16, we were never in a relationship,” she said. “You [Nicki] have 150 something million followers. They all believed it. It hurt coming from another woman. Just the girl thing.”

Eventually, Jennifer would like to just live her life without being fearful. She wants The Pettys to know that they’re wrong for harassing her and her family and she wants it to stop.

"What they did to me and my family wasn’t okay. It wasn’t right. And it doesn’t matter how much money you have. It doesn’t matter what your status is. You can’t intimidate people to make things go better for you. And that’s what they did. And I want my daughters to know that as they grow, as they experience life, as they come in contact with friends, family, strangers, that they’ll have the strength to know that they have a voice and they should use it. And don’t ever let anybody try to silence them.”

Watch clips from her interview below:

Kenneth Petty’s sentencing is scheduled for January 24, 2022, so he’ll be home with Nicki and "Papa Bear" for the holidays before facing his fate. Thoughts? 

Photo: "The Real" Screenshot/Nicki’s IG

Nicki Minaj Feuds With Joy-Ann Reid Over COVID Vaccine Amid Reports Kenneth Petty’s Rape Victim Finally Serves Her With Lawsuit

Nicki Minaj cooked up some drama online when she shared her thoughts about getting the COVID vaccine. MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid scolded Nicki for her postings on the vaccine, which eventually erupted in an online feud.

All of the social media drama comes on the heels of a report that her husband’s rape victim was finally able to serve her and her husband Kenneth Petty with the intimidation & harassment lawsuit she filed.

Nicki Minaj ruffled some feathers after she shared her opinions about the COVID vaccine on social media. A conversation about the vaccine with her Barbz turned into an all-out feud with MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid with Nicki accusing the news anchor of being "thirsty to down another black woman."

After announcing she would be skipping out of performing at the MTV VMAs and attending the 2021 Met Gala, Nicki Minaj hopped on Twitter to chat with her fans about her hesitancy to get the COVID-19 shot. Proof of vaccination was required to attend the Met Gala.

"They want you to get vaccinated for the Met," she tweeted. "if I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met. It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one"

The 38-year-old entertainer also revealed she caught COVID while prepping for the VMAs.

 

 
 

 

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In a follow-up tweet, the QUEEN raptress shared a story about reactions her cousin supposedly had from getting the vaccine. She also said she’ll likely get the vaccine so she can go on tour.

“My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied.”

MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid aired out her frustrations with Nicki’s tweets on her show, “The ReidOut," scolding her for not promoting the shot to her 22 million Twitter followers.

“For you to use your platform to encourage our community to not protect themselves and save their lives, my God, you could do better than that. It’s a blessing. It’s a blessing that you got that. That people listen to you and they listen to you more than they listen to me,” Joy-Ann said.

“For you to use your platform to put people in the position of dying from a disease they don’t have to die from, oh, my God! As a hip-hop fan, as somebody who is your fan, I’m so sad that you did that. So sad that you did that, sister. Oh, my God. Lord.”

Peep the clip below:

 

.@JoyAnnReid responds to @NICKIMINAJ‘s tweets on the #COVID19 vaccine: "For you to use your platform to encourage our community to not protect themselves and save their lives… As a fan, I am so sad that you did that." #TheReidOut #reiders pic.twitter.com/nmr85LSmug

— The ReidOut (@thereidout) September 13, 2021

 

The Pinkprint rapper took offense to Joy-Ann’s commentary and responded in several tweets, accusing the TV host of lying on her and trying to take "down a black woman."

“This is what happens when you’re so thirsty to down another black woman (by the request of the white man), that you didn’t bother to read all my tweets. ‘My God SISTER do better’ imagine getting ur dumb a– on tv a min after a tweet to spread a false narrative about a black woman,” Nicki tweeted..

“A lying homophobic c**n. I guess I can join in the reindeer games too right? Ppl can go on tv & lie on me, I can report on them, too right? Smiling face. Doesn’t have to be truths. It can be half truths. Uncle Tomiana asked who on earth would trust the US FDA guys…,” she tweeted..

When media outlets started picking up on the story, Nicki started calling them out online for publishing lies about her: 

Nicki also popped back at Meghan McCain and Piers Morgan‘s reations to her COVID commentary:

Hmph.

Still, some people may only see the one or two posts where she did promote nonfactual distrust of the vaccine. And that is what people believed was irresponsible.

People – including doctors – quickly pointed out this alleged story about her cousin’s friend in Trinidad is not a side effect of Covid but is definitely something that happens to people with untreated STI’s.  Others claimed that story is nothing more than a fake anecdote floating around online circles similar to other "my aunt’s friend’s brother said the FBI xyz" because they were told the same thing and everyone doesn’t have the same cousin.

 

 
 

 

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While people have a right to "research" what actual scientific researchers have already researched for years, it appears that her sharing unconfirmed and likely false anecdotal stories to sow distrust is what JoyAnne and millions on social media took issue with.

 

 

Fans noticed Nicki’s social media drama came on the heels of a NEW report about her husband Kenneth Petty‘s rape case. The woman who accused Petty of rape in the ’90s filed a lawsuit accusing the couple of harassing and intimidating her. There were reports that her attorney was having a hard time serving Nicki & Kenneth, but that seemingly has changed.

Last month, Jennifer Hough filed a lawsuit against The Petty’s, claiming the famous couple has harassed and intimidated her in an attempt to get her to recant rape allegations against Kenneth Petty. According to reports, Jennifer’s legal team was having a problem serving The Pettys, but it seems they may have located the couple.

AllHipHop reports:

According to Hough, Nicki and Kenneth have bombarded her with phone calls, stalked her in numerous states, offered her cash, and even contacted her family with a $500,000 offer if she would just retract the allegations against Nicki’s husband.

Hough even claims associates of Kenneth sent her chilling messages flashing guns as recently as August, which made her fear for her life and moved to another state – again. Hough refuses to do so. She is adamant she was raped by the rapper’s husband.

After the lawsuit was filed, Hough’s attorney Tyrone Blackburn told the court he was having trouble tracking the couple down, because their lawyers were refusing to reply to emails and phone calls.

Last week, Hough attempted to serve Kenneth Petty (even though he appeared via Zoom) when he appeared at the Central District Of California Court in Los Angeles, where he formally pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender, on September 9.

It is unclear if that attempt was successful. However, Jennifer Hough and her attorney finally found Nicki’s address in Calabasas, California, where she was formally served with the complaint.

Nicki has 21 days to respond to the complaint, or a default judgment will be entered against the Petty’s.

You’ll recall, Kenneth "Zoo" Petty, 43, struck a plea deal with the feds last month. However, he could still end up behind bars.

Mr. Petty agreed to plead guilty to one count of failing to register as a sex offender in California. In return, the feds will reportedly seek a sentence towards the low end of the guidelines. The maximum sentence allowed for the crime is 10 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release.

His sentencing is scheduled for January 24, 2022, so he’ll be home with Nicki and "Papa Bear" for the holidays.

 

 

 
 

 

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In March 2020, Mr. Petty turned himself in to police after he was pulled over by police for a traffic stop in November 2019. Cops ran his name and realized he was a registered sex offender in New York, but failed to register in California after he moved there in 2019 with his wife.

Kenneth was convicted of first-degree attempted rape in 1995. According to reports, he served nearly 4 years in NY state prison and was required to register as a sex offender.

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#METGALA Legends Serve Up Epic ‘American’ Inspired Fashion: IMAN, JLo, Ciara, Lupita, Tracee, Taraji, Serena, MJB & Gabrielle Union

Several fashion vets made their way to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC to flex their American fashions for this year’s Met Gala theme.

 

Go inside for the fashion deets on the legends of the Met Gala who have made it a HABIT to slay every time…..

 

Fashion lovers rejoiced when the red carpet opened for the biggest night of fashion. Especially since the Met Gala got canceled last year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

This year, celebs had to prove proof of vaccination to attend this year’s gala, hence why Nicki Minaj announced she wasn’t attending (at least in part).

Since we’re just getting back into the swing of things, the Met Gala dedicated this year’s theme to the United States titled, "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion."

Let’s just say supermodel IMAN ‘OVERstood’ the assignment. Because…like…UGH! Utter iconic perfection! The legendary supermodel showed all the newbies how its done.

As she made her grand entrance, IMAN glowed in gold Harris Reed that featured a tiered metallic overskirt and a custom headpiece to match.

 

 
 

 

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THIS is how you do the Met Gala. And honestly, the carpet REALLY could have been closed after Iman arrived.  Because chick shut ish down.

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Jennifer Lopez never disappoints at the Met Gala and this year wasn’t any different.

She took a risk and it worked. We’re feeling the Western chic flawlessness, a nod to America’s hstory with the wild, wild west,  that only she can pull off.

And her boo Ben Affleck was right by her side:

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck on the #MetGala carpet. pic.twitter.com/MPAv5APUus

— #MetGalaOutfits (@MetGalaOutfits) September 14, 2021

EMMY nominated actress Tracee Ellis Ross always executes a fashion assignment in a perfect way.

She slipped into a royal blue Balenciaga couture number to pay homage to a few Black American icons. Watch her breakdown her ‘fit with Keke Palmer below:

KeKe Palmer interview with Tracee Ellis Ross was everything I didn’t know knew I needed!
Ha! #MetGala #MetGala2021 pic.twitter.com/zLpOY3pSre

— RZA. (@ROZtheCreator) September 13, 2021

HA!

Ciara loves an edgy look for the Met Gala. And it doesn’t get much edgier than rocking a football jersey dress to rep for her NFL husband Russell Wilson. Especially since there’s no sport (other than baseball) more American than football.

The mom-of-three slipped into a bright green, Seahawks inspired, cut-out Peter Dundas gown that was obviously custom made just for her. The dress featured the number 3 on the front, which is the same number her husband wears. And the crystal covered football purse is super cute.

It’s different. It fits the theme. And it works.

 

 
 

 

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Red carpet slayer Mary J. Blige also wore Peter Dundas. She looked amazing, but safe.

A denim dress with a 2021 spin on it? Yep. You can’t get anymore "American" than that.

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o looked amazing and her hair – inspired by the artworks of Lorna Simpson – pulled her look together:

Lupita Nyong’o simply always understands the assignment. #MetGala https://t.co/vaX97iQM2B pic.twitter.com/tsaJXJdobq

— Variety (@Variety) September 14, 2021

Taraji P. Henson – who celebrated her birthday on Saturday – hit the Met Gala carpet in a Moschino jumpsuit that featured a little butt cleavage. On the carpet, she said she was going to turn up all month for her birthday!

One time for the birthday chick! She said her look was inspired by iconic singer Diana Ross:

 

 
 

 

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Tennis superstar Serena Williams loves a feathered look, so she incorporated that in her superhero-inspired Gucci ‘fit for the night. She kept her cape on while on the carpet, so we couldn’t get a good look at her lace, star covered bodysuit underneath.

She brought her hubby, Alexis Ohanian, as her date.

"L.A.’s Finest" actress Gabreille Union is no stranger to posing it up at the Met Gala. She wore an intricate piece of art made by Iris Van Herpen. On the carpet, Gabby said they started working on the piece in April and 1,400 hours went into its creation. 

 

 
 

 

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"This work of art changes with every step. It’s what this dress embodies. For me, what’s needed in fashion and in life is change and evolution," she captioned.

Designer Iris Van Herpen dished on the inspo behind the dress:

We created Gabrielle her custom look passionately for this year’s Met Gala, thousands of spheres are cut and layerd in size gradients from a translucent white ‘liquid’ fabric and lasercut with a fine silver outline, to then be handstitched seamlessly in a multilevel optical illusion from which waves seem to float down weightlessly.

Grateful for our atelier & great talents that have created the hypnotic artistry meticulously.

Enlivening positive change ~ in November this custom creation will be auctioned with @Sothebys and the proceeds will fully be donated to the @AmazonConservation Association and the @RainforestTrust .

Her stylist for tonight broke down just what it took to make this piece of art as well:

Change. Instead of referencing what was, we wanted to create a dress that embodied what is needed: change, forward momentum, infinite progress. Comprised of over 10,000 circles, the innumerous spheres and final dress took 1,800 hours to construct. Gabrielle’s dress changes and moves as she wears it – even when standing still. As a champion for progress, change, and evolution, tonight Gabrielle Union-Wade is embodying what we need to see in American Fashion.

You feelin’ it?

 

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Nicki Minaj Pulls Out MTV VMAs Performance As Husband Kenneth Petty Pleads Guilty To Failure To Register As Sex Offender, Faces Years In Prison

Nicki Minaj just announced she will no longer be performing at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. The announcement comes shortly after reports that her husband Kenneth "Zoo" Petty pleaded guilty for failing to register as a sex offender in California.

All the deets inside…

Sorry Barbz! Nicki Minaj is no longer set to perform at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, set to go down this Sunday.

A fan tweeted the QUEEN raprtress about performing at this year’s show, which will be held inside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, and she announced she decided to pull out of performing. As for the reason? She said she’ll explain another day. However, fans can expect her to hit the stage at the VMAs next year.

 

 
 

 

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“I just pulled out. I’ll explain why another day. But I love those guys at MTV. thank you Bruce. I love you so much. Next year we there baby,” the "Seeing Green" raptress tweeted.

News of the 38-year-old Young Money emcee pulling out of the VMAs comes on the heels of reports about her husband Kenneth Petty’s sex offender case. Just recently, the husband to the NYC raptress pleaded guilty during a virtual court hearing on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender in California.

You’ll recall, Kenneth "Zoo" Petty, 43, struck a plea deal with the feds last month. However, he could still end up behind bars.

Mr. Petty agreed to plead guilty to one count of failing to register as a sex offender in California. In return, the feds will reportedly seek a sentence towards the low end of the guidelines. The maximum sentence allowed for the crime is 10 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release.

His sentencing is scheduled for January 24, 2022, so he’ll be home with Nicki and "Papa Bear" for the holidays.

In March 2020, Mr. Petty turned himself in to police after he was pulled over by police for a traffic stop in November 2019. Cops ran his name and realized he was a registered sex offender in New York, but failed to register in California after he moved there in 2019 with his wife.

Kenneth was convicted of first-degree attempted rape in 1995. According to reports, he served nearly 4 years in NY state prison and was required to register as a sex offender.

The rape victim has been vocal about allegedly being harassed and intimidated by Nicki and folks in her camp. She recently spoke out about an alleged recent threat on her life, claiming one of their associates threatened her with guns even after she filed a new lawsuit against them. You can get those deets HERE.

 

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Nicki shared some adorable videos of her & Kenneth’s baby boy that they affectionately call Papa Bear. Check out the clips of Papa Bear getting his hair done and playing with his dad above and below: 

 

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Adorbs.

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Nicki Minaj Shares Flicks From Rihanna x A$AP Rocky Link Up After Reports Kenneth Petty’s Rape Victim Was Allegedly Threatened With GUNS

It’s a Caribbean Queen link up! Nicki Minaj and Rihanna reunited – along with their favorite men – for an Island Girl turn up. Kiddies included.

Take a peek at their reunion, plus details about Nicki’s husband’s victim claiming she was threatened by associates of The Pettys with guns inside…

Island girl tingz!

Nicki Minaj reunited with Rihanna for a cute little double date/kiddie playdate situation with their respective men, Kenneth Petty and A$AP Rocky

The Caribbean duo was joined by Nicki’s soon-to-be one-year-old son, who Nicki affectionately calls Papa Bear, and Rih’s seven-year-old niece/cousin, Majesty.

 

 
 

 

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“#RokNRiha#QueenRih#CaribbeanGirlsRunit Love her downnnnnnn #NewYorkS–t#YKTFV,” the NYC raptress captioned a photo of them all on a couch together.

The Bajan beauty was all smiles cuddled next to her boo, Rocky. Little Papa Bear looked adorable in his Burberry ‘fit while sitting on his parents lap. Last month, fans thought there was trouble in paradise since Nicki removed the title "Mrs. Petty" from her social media handles. So much for that…at least, for now.

 

Rih’s family was just as beautiful & down to earth as her #CaribbeanGirlsRunIt #AskRihRih pic.twitter.com/qcALGgkcjl

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 6, 2021

 

Does this mean new music is coming down the pipeline? Fans sure believe so.

In 2010, Nicki first hopped on the Fenty Beauty honcho’s "Raining Men" single from her LOUD album. Not long after, Rih hopped on Nicki’s "Fly," a cut from her Pink Friday LP.  

 

 
 

 

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The QUEEN raptress also shared a video of herself with RiRi. In the clip, the "Work" singer jokingly said there’s a weird relationship between people from Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago.

"You know Bajans don’t like Trinis. And Trinis don’t like Bajans either. They draw a line in the ocean over flying fish" before she said, "but that’s for another day."

In another IG video Nicki was cuddled up with Majesty and said, "So, the Barbz wanted to say that they thought you was cute. Do you want to say anything to the Barbz?"

"Hiii!" Majesty responded as the Pop princess asked, "Do you love them? Tell them!"

"I love you!," said Majesty.

Aww. Peep the clips above.

Fans noticed the Young Money rapper shared flicks from her link up with Rihanna right new reports about her husband’s rape victim.

The woman suing Kenneth Petty and his wife Nicki Minaj claims someone from their camp threatened her with guns on social media even after she filed a lawsuit against them. Jennifer Hough – the woman who filed a lawsuit against the couple for harassment and intimidation – claims a new threat on her life was issued from someone The Pettys know. In the lawsuit, Jennifer claims The Pettys are trying everything in their power to get her to recant the rape allegations she made against Kenneth.

In 1995 Mr. Petty was convicted of one count of attempted rape in the first degree, assault in the second degree, unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, and criminal possession of a weapon. He served nearly four years in prison and was released in 1999. He has been listed as a convicted sex offender who has to register in any jurisdiction or state he lives in under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

AllHipHop has the details about Jennifer’s most recent claims:

Hough claims the coercion campaign ramped in March of 2020, shortly after Kenneth Petty was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender in the state of California.

The couple allegedly sent a childhood friend named known as “Black” from their Jamaica, Queens New York neighborhood to act as an intermediary to negotiate for them.

Black supposedly offered Hough $20,000 in cash to withdraw her claims so Petty could get his name off the National Sex Offender Registry.

When that didn’t work, Hough was contacted by private detectives, lawyers, and other go-betweens – some of whom threatened Hough and made her fear for her life after she turned down $500,000 allegedly offered to her family members.

As we’ve previously told you, Kenneth got into more trouble involving his sex offender status since he failed to register as a sex offender in California after moving in with his wife. Last year, Petty turned himself in to police after he failed to register as a sex offender in California.

Mr. Petty agreed to plead guilty to one count of failing to register as a sex offender in California. In return, the feds will reportedly seek a sentence towards the low end of the guidelines. The mandatory minimum sentence is 5 years of supervised release. A judge will determine what punishment he will bring down on Mr. Petty, which could possibly include some time behind bars depending on how the judge decides to weigh Petty’s criminal history.

Even after striking the deal with the feds, Jennifer claims she’s still being harassed.

But Black continued to terrorize Hough with a chilling post, according to brand new information obtained by AllHipHop.com.

Hough’s lawyer claims that shortly after Petty reached his plea with the government, “Black” directly threatened Hough on August 12, in a disturbing post on his Instagram account.

"Case is over now…Jon Wayne tv coming soon tell that b#### she will be expose case over now 20k huh…u know u don’t f##### uped (sic)…Jon wayne tv…you lying ass b####, 20 thousand,” Black allegedly wrote. The video ended with a photo of two guns, along with the caption “be safe out here lol..”

Hough was so scared she filed a police report and has once again moved to another state out of fear of being found and killed by Petty or one of his intermediaries.

Earlier this week, there were reports that The Pettys’ legal team needed more time to serve the lawsuit to the couple. Hmph. 

On social media, Nicki said no weapon formed against her will prosper chile:

 

No weapon formed against me will prosper & every tongue that rises up against me in judgment, shall be condemned. https://t.co/yEa5giP2Q6

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 5, 2021

 

Well alright.

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DUELING ALBUM PROMO BILLBOARDS?! Yep, Drake & Kanye West Are On The Same Level Of Petty

It’s one thing Drake and Kanye West are good at: marketing. It appears the rappers have dueling album promo billboards in Drizzy’s hometown of Toronto.

 

Also, the Young Money rapper has revealed all of the artists who be featured on his forthcoming album, Certified Lover Boy. See the genius album rollout inside…

 

It’s petty, yet genius.

As you know, Drake and Kanye West have been heavy in the headlines with their "rap beef" which conveniently reignited right before the release of their new albums. Now, the rappers have taken their beef to the streets of Toronto.

Days before the release of Drizzy’s highly anticipated Certified Lover Boy album (set to drop tomorrow), digital billboards began to appear in Toronto’s Eaton Centre featuring lyrics from the Canadian rapper’s forthcoming album.

 

#CLB billboards in Toronto pic.twitter.com/SjgcBPLvJH

— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) August 31, 2021

 

“I don’t miss…Let alone miss you,” says one billboard, while another reads: “Should’ve said you loved me today because tomorrow is a new day.” A third billboard says, “Something other than me has got to give.”

Then, more digital billboards began popping up all over the country with cryptic messages that fans quickly decoded.

 

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— TIDAL (@TIDAL) September 2, 2021

 

There’s a billboard in NYC that reads, "Hey, New York, the GOAT is on CLB." Fans believe the billboard suggests either Jay-Z or Nicki Minaj is featured on CLB.

Theres a "Hey Houston, the hometown hero is on CLB," which has led fans to debate about who he’s referring to.

 

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— Elliott Wilson (@ElliottWilson) September 2, 2021

 

And there are more direct ones, specifically naming who dropped bars on his musical offering:

 

 

 
 

 

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"Hey Atlanta Slime, PLUTO, Savage and Baby are on CLB," which fans decoded as Young Thug, Future, 21 Savage and Lil Baby.

It appears the billboards are popping up in the markets where each artist is from. Check out more below:

 

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— Elliott Wilson (@ElliottWilson) September 2, 2021

 

"Hey California Giveon and Ty Dollar are on CLB," one billboard reads. Another one let Memphis Hip Hop heads know that Project Pat and singer/songwriter Yebba are also featured on his 6th studio album.

 

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— Elliott Wilson (@ElliottWilson) September 2, 2021

 

Chicago rapper Lil Durk will be on CLB:

 

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— Elliott Wilson (@ElliottWilson) September 2, 2021

 

Miami rapper Rick Ross will be featured on CLB:

 

 

 
 

 

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Nigerian singer TEMS is also on the album:

 

 

 
 

 

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Back in Drizzy’s hometown on Toronto….

 

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— Elliott Wilson (@ElliottWilson) September 2, 2021

 

The VIEWS rapper announced Young Money honco Lil Wayne dropped some heat for his new album. The billboard reads, "Hey Toronto, the best rapper alive signed me in 2009 and is on CLB."

Guess who else has billboards promoting their album in Toronto…KANYE:

 

Kanye so petty for putting Donda billboards in Toronto pic.twitter.com/m0iSNFuZQz

— (@shadowfrinkius) September 1, 2021

 

New billboards promoting ‘Ye’s recently released DONDA album popped up in the city’s Yonge-Dundas Square, which is where Drake’s billboards are.

 

 

 
 

 

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These two clearly love reaching new petty levels.

Certified Lover Boy drops tomorrow, September 3rd (which means, tonight at midnight). Are you ready for it?

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Kanye West & Drake’s ‘Beef’ Goes Next Level – ‘Ye Posts Drizzy’s Toronto Address & The ‘What’s Next’ Rapper Laughs It Off

 

So much for that 2018 apology Kanye West tweeted to Drake. Their "beef" has been ignited and now it’s next level. Deets on the rappers throwing shots at one another, including ‘Ye posting and deleting Drizzy’s Toronto address, inside…

Kanye West and Drake‘s decade-long "beef" has reached a new level.

Yesterday, Drake seemingly responded to Kanye’s social media antics where he posted (and deleted) a screenshot that showed Drizzy’s Toronto address.

Over the weekend, their feud was reignited when Drake fired shots at Kanye on Trippe Redd‘s new song titled, "Betrayal." On the track, the "God’s Plan" rapper dissed Pusha T & ‘Ye, calling them "burned out."

Drake disses Kanye West and Pusha T on Trippie Redd’s new track “Betrayal.”

“All these fools I’m beefin’ that I barely know, Fort-five, forty-four (Burned out!), let it go. Ye ain’t changin’ sh*t for me, it’s set in stone.” pic.twitter.com/46aa3mL7YZ

— Hip Hop Ties (@HipHopTiesMedia) August 21, 2021

The lyrics got back to the Jesus Is King rapper and before you know it, ‘Ye responded. He shared a screenshot of a group chat where he adds Pusha T (who Drake feuded with on wax in 2018) before going in on the Canadian rapper.

 

 
 

 

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“I live for this. I’ve been f*cked with by a nerd a** jock n*ggas like you my whole life. You will never recover. I promise you,” Kanye’s texts said along with a photo of the Joker.

It’s unclear if Drake is actually in the group chat Kanye posted, but he’s texting the group as if he is. He quickly deleted the post.

On Monday, the PABLO rapper escalated things even more when he shared the address of Drake’s home in Toronto, which is likely the address to his $150 million pleasure palace. Take a peek inside of it HERE.

While the address to Drake’s Toronto home isn’t a secret, it was clear ‘Ye posted it because he wants smoke.

Of course, Kanye’s post went viral. However, Drake is having the last laugh. At least for now. The More Life rapper posted up a video of himself laughing on his IG Stories, seemingly in response to Kanye’s social media antics.

Drake’s Young Money label reposted the video on their IG account and added Nicki Minaj‘s "Seeing Green" track, which features Drake & Lil Wayne, to it. Check it:

 

 
 

 

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Now, fans are questioning if their "beef" is even real being that they both have albums dropping soon.

 

Rick Ross seemingly echoes what fans are thinking, saying in a recent interview that both rappers inspire one another to be creative. Check it:

 

 
 

 

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Rozay also shared Drake sent him a text message after they got off the phone discussing his feud with Kanye. The text said, "Everything is unfolding. I’m about to be as free as a bird [owl emoji]."

 

 
 

 

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Drake’s Certified Lover Boy album was supposed to be released in January, but it got pushed back. Meanwhile, ‘Ye’s upcoming DONDA album has been pushed back umpteen times after it was originally supposed to drop in July.

The YEEZUS rapper’s manager Bu Thiam claims DONDA will be released after next week’s listening event, although an exact release date was not confirmed:

The vice president of Def Jam says Kanye West will “absolutely,” “100%” drop #DONDA next Friday following his third event pic.twitter.com/s4l5wkAArz

— XXL Magazine (@XXL) August 18, 2021

Drake and Kanye’s "beef" dates back to 2010 when the Canadian rapper was seen out and about with Kanye’es ex-girlfriend Amber Rose just months after she split from the Chi-town rapper. There were also romance rumors swirling about Drake & Amber in 2016.

In 2018, Drake & Kanye’s beef was reignited when Drake accused Kanye of leaking information about his "secret" son to his nemesis Pusha T. Since then, Kanye has denied he shared that information multiple times. A few months later, there was that drama when Drake seemingly alluded to sleeping with Kanye’s (now estranged) wife Kim Kardashian in his chart-topping track "In My Feelings."

What do you all think? Are they really beefing or is this PR for both of their forthcoming albums?

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Sha’Carri Richardson’s Last-Place Run In Big Track Return Ignites Twitter Trolls + Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tory Lanez Chime In

Sha’Carri Richardson‘s return didn’t go as planned, but she’s not letting one loss defeat her. She came in last place in the Prefontaine Classic up against the Jamaican Olympic trio. And social media is debating about her needing to "humble herself."

Also, celebs like Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tory Lanez and more chimed in after her loss. Get it all inside…

Track star Sha’Carri Richardson’s return to track was NOT the epic return she had hoped for. She hit the track for the first time since she was banned from competing at the Tokyo Olympics and the outcome wasn’t a good one.

The 21-year-old sprinter came in last place in the women’s 100m at the Nike Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon. Sha’Carri went up against a solid lineup of 8 female sprinters, including Jamaican sprinters Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson, who took 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place in the 100m at The Games in Tokyo.

Elaine Thompson-Herah’s 10.54 in the Prefontaine Classic women’s 100m is the second-fastest time EVER

She finished two meters ahead of second place finisher Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. pic.twitter.com/gBpnja49OJ

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 21, 2021

The Diamond League meet at Hayward Field is where Sha’Carri won the 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in June.

Unfortunately, Sha’Carri came in ninth place with a time of 11.14 seconds during her comeback performance. Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah came in first place with a time of 10.54 seconds, just 0.05 seconds off Florence Griffith Joyner’s 1988 world record. Fellow Jamaican sprinters Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Sherika Jackson followed Elaine to the finish line for another 1-2-3 finish, just like the Olympics.

Watch the race below:

Right after the race, Sha’Carri spoke with a NBC’s Lewis Johnson trackside where she shared her thoughts after the loss. She was still her confident self and reminded everyone she’s NOT done yet.

Check it:

Sha’carri Richardson after the race: “This is one race. I’m not done. Count me out if you want to … Talk all the shit you want to! You know what I can do!" pic.twitter.com/xlmJzpDd2D

— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) August 21, 2021

Sha’Carri declared her performance "a great return back to the sport." She said she wasn’t upset at herself because there’s more to come.

"This is one race. I’m not done," she said. "You know what I’m capable of. Count me out if you want to. Talk all the sh*t you want. Because I’m here to stay. I’m not done. I’m the sixth fastest woman in this game ever. Can’t nobody ever take that from me."

She kept that same energy in another post-meet interview:

Before the meet, it was reported Sha’Carri would compete in the 200m as well, but she pulled out of the race minutes before.

Sha’Carri Richardson has withdrawn from the 200m.

— Prefontaine Classic (@nikepreclassic) August 21, 2021

Following Sha’Carri’s performance, several celebs hopped online to react, including Young Money rappers Drake and proud West Indie Nicki Minaj:

Singer Tory Lanez – who has been accused of allegedly shooting Megan Thee Stallion – hopped on Twitter to share his opinions about Sha’Carri’s loss (read from the bottom up):

"Sha’carri ran a great race, not because she Won or lost … because through all the adversity she got up and RAN AGAIN , and GAVE IT HER ALL … she went through a lot of within that last month … niggas be on the app preaching all this “uplift” our queens .. Then tear em down," he tweeted.

"It be cool to support niggas when they get a video with Kanye tho …. All I’m saying is … don’t choose to be supportive to the people you champion when it’s convenient… BE REAL AND SUPPORTIVE 2 PEOPLE through they UPS AND DOWNS"

"SHA’CARRI …. KEEP FIGHTING.. WORKING .. AND PRACTICING !!! AND GO HARD AT YO CRAFT ! … YOUR TIME IS COMING … CAUSE GOD SAID SO !!!!," he concluded.

Not him acting like he cares about protecting black women all of a sudden….

Journalist/commentator Roland Martin put up a post about how Sha’Carri "got smoked" and folks have been coming for him on Twitter:

 

"Damn. @itskerrii Sha’Carri Richardson got smoked at the Prefontaine @nikepreclassic like a big Jamaican blunt! That was BRUTAL, If ya a** gonna write checks, they can’t bounce! She finishes NINTH. She got HUMBLED real fast by the world’s top sprinters," Roland tweeted.

I am really laughing at all of the BIG MAD folks who are anger tweeting me right now for my #ShaCarri tweet and they don’t even realize I muted them a long time ago. They are just all fired up and it’s going NOWHERE. pic.twitter.com/bd66KsyIOw

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) August 22, 2021

Below are a few trolling tweets aimed at Sha’Carri:

The way Shacarri was running her mouth and came last made me think of all those times I was all talk but no real action, but now I’m gonna get back on track , be humble, let my actions speak and Win in the race for your heart pic.twitter.com/O3RwuUk8s3

— RG (@randysg) August 22, 2021

The best tiktok that made my night #ShaCarri pic.twitter.com/XoRAFminxV

— JayT Flare (@jav_ellis) August 22, 2021

Jamaicans to ShaCarri: pic.twitter.com/MQhwEigmPQ

— Doran Williamson (@DoranWilliamson) August 22, 2021

Shacarri: Am not done yet

A few moments later: I will not be running in the 200m.#DiamondLeague#ShaCarri #ElaineThompsonHerah pic.twitter.com/rXKAxKehRh

— Colormop (@colormop) August 22, 2021

Ms. Sha’Carri? humble calf drink the most milk !!! LMAOOOOOO Shelly’s walk past sealed it!!Statement made. #Jamaica #ShaCarriRichardson pic.twitter.com/byNH5RtD2j

— (@sashieque) August 21, 2021

@itskerrii baby girl this should definitely Humble yuh ! pic.twitter.com/UrFiGIGgE6

— Ka (@__Faith95) August 21, 2021

Somebody needs to tell Sha’carri to Humble herself Cause em Yard gyals been doing this for a minute now
She just got here humble thy self pic.twitter.com/jnl17WelPj

— OZZY Da Prime NYJets FAN (@ozzi75951589) August 22, 2021

There’s a consensus Sha’Carri should humble herself and that she’s too "cocky" and "arrogant." So, let’s get this straight. A young, black female exudes confidence in her talent and because she lost, she should be humbled and put in her place?

I don’t understand twitters obsession with humbling ShaCarri. Y’all are weird. Black girls don’t need to make themselves smaller for you. Move around what u don’t like.

— RAVEN B. (@theglogoddess) August 22, 2021

Let’s be clear, Sha’Carri has been one of the most talked about athletes this year. Even before the Olympic ban drama. Everyone was giving her props when she was winning and even when she got banned for smoking marijuana. Now, not so much. Now, she has to "humble herself." Now, folks have all these rules about how she should act, but when a man does it, no one bats an eye even when he loses.

Yes, a star has to learn how to take the good with the bad and hella critique.  But let’s not act like many aren’t using "deserved criticism" as a smokescreen to jump at the chance to simultaneously humble a black woman.

We’re still rooting for Sha’Carri Richardson. It’s going to take more hard work and determination, and maybe some therapy, to back up her talk so she can silence her haters. We’re positive she can do it. Like she said, she’s not done yet.

Photo: AP Photo/Thomas Boyd