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These cases usually matter for states

At the same time, Obama responded to calls by civil rights groups for federal hate crimes charges to be filed against Zimmerman by saying the Florida legal process had reached a verdict.

"Once the jury's spoken, that's how our system works," the president said, later adding that while Attorney General Eric Holder was looking further at the case, those calling for federal charges must "have some clear expectations here."

In America, law enforcement and the criminal code are "traditionally done at the state and local levels, not at the federal level," he said.

On Saturday, "Justice for Trayvon" vigils are scheduled outside federal buildings across the country by Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network.

Sharpton called Obama's remarks Friday "significant and much needed," saying in a statement that the president "set a tone for both direct action and needed dialogue."

Martin's parents said they were "deeply honored and moved" that Obama spoke publicly about their son, saying the president's comments "give us great strength at this time."

"Trayvon's life was cut short, but we hope that his legacy will make our communities a better place for generations to come," said the statement by Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton. "We applaud the president's call to action to bring communities together to encourage an open and difficult dialogue."

However, some conservative commentators criticized Obama for what they called divisiveness by speaking as an African American instead of representing the entire country. Todd Starnes, a Fox News Radio anchor, tweeted "race-baiter in chief."

Stark contrast: How comments sparked very different reactions

Zimmerman's defense team cited Obama's courage in addressing the case and its racial context, but said the facts showed their client acted in self-defense and the jury reached the proper verdict.

"While we acknowledge the racial context of the case, we hope that the president was not suggesting that this case fits a pattern of racial disparity, because we strongly contend that it does not," the lawyers said in a statement.

A White House official told CNN Chief White House correspondent Jessica Yellin that Obama decided Thursday night to make his public remarks after watching the reaction to the Zimmerman verdict over the past week.

The official, who spoke on condition of not being identified, said Obama talked to friends and family members about the verdict, and told his senior staff he wanted to speak publicly about it. His staff recommended that he make the remarks in the White House briefing room, as opposed to an interview.

In his remarks, Obama said demonstrations and other responses to the Zimmerman verdict must be non-violent or they will dishonor what happened to Martin and his family.

He outlined possible future steps, calling for the Justice Department, state governors and city mayors to work with law enforcement agencies "about training at the state and local levels in order to reduce the kind of mistrust in the system that sometimes currently exists."

For example, he noted that racial profiling legislation he pushed as a state senator in Illinois helped police departments think about the issue and act more professionally, which helped build trust with communities they serve.

RIP: Rapper Doe B Shot And Killed
by Houston Williams December 28th, 2013 @ 5:11am
Doe B

Upcoming rapper Doe B, real name Glenn Thomas, has been killed. He was 22.
The details are sketchy, but initial reports are that the emerging rapper was killed by gunfire.
T.I., who signed Doe B broke the news on Instagram.
“RIP to my lil brother Doe B. We gon miss u my nigga. U’ll never be forgotten & U WILL NOT DIE IN VAIN. We Love U champ. Always. Just rest now my nigga....WE GOT IT From here,” Tip posted.

Doe B, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, was shot in the eye approximately three years ago and saw his career burgeon as he found a new dedication to his craft. After working with local talents, he then got the attention of T.I. who signed the young rapper for his credibility as well as his way with words.
Early reports suggest that he was performing in a club in his hometown when he was shot. Apparently another woman, 21-year-old Kim Johnson,was killed as well.
Doe B also performed earlier this year at a celebration for AllHipHop’s 15th Anniversary.
We send our condolences to his family and friends.

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Couple 'win' vacation, end up as drug mules

Arden Dier, Newser 9:41 a.m. EDT October 26,

Photo: Australian Federal Police via AP

 If an all-expenses paid trip to Canada, including accommodations and new luggage, sounds too good to be true, well, hindsight is 20/20.

An Australian couple thought they'd won a dream vacation when they were revealed as the "lucky" winners of a contest they'd entered online. It turns out the competition, from bogus Canada-based tour company AusCan Tours, was effectively an application to be drug mules.

When the Perth couple, ages 64 and 72, returned home to Australia a little suspicious about their bags, they alerted the airport's customs officials, who found $7 million in crystal meth stashed in the lining, the AFP reports. Australian police think the couple's luggage was switched in Canada.

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This guy STOLE Kris Jenner, Ashton Kutcher, Paris Hilton and more!!
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What does Luis Flores (19) and Kyla Green (41) do in their spare time?! They steal credit cards, but not just ANYONE’S credit cards!! They stole the identities of celebrities like Ashton Kutcher, Paris Hilton, and Kris Jenner. They were arrested in central Florida after an investigation with the secret service who claim “Flores called American Express numerous times and was able to get the company to change the Social Security numbers on celebrities’ accounts, order new cards, and in one case even transfer more than $70,000 from Jenner’s account into his own account after correctly answering security questions.” (MediaTakeOut) WOW!!
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California Standard Leaves Millions Unprotected from Known Carcinogen

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For Immediate Release: 
Friday, August 23, 2013

Washington, D.C. – California’s proposed drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium, or chromium-6, will leave 22 million residents unprotected from the known carcinogen made famous by the Erin Brockovich movie, according to an Environmental Working Group review of the proposal.  

“California missed an important opportunity to protect public health with its announcement of its proposed legal limit for chromium-6 in tap water,” said Renee Sharp, EWG’s director of research. “This standard falls short of an adequate limit to reduce the public’s exposure to elevated levels of this carcinogen.”

Hexavalent chromium, which is used for the production of stainless steel, textile dyes, wood preservation and leather tanning, and as an anti-corrosive agent, contaminates drinking water. 

More than 1000 drinking water systems across California have this contamination in their water but would not have to clean it up under this standard, leaving 22 million people at elevated risk, according to EWG’s review. Only 29 water systems, serving about 5 million people, would see any of their water sources cleaned up

The draft standard of 10 parts per billion is 500 times higher than the California Public Health Goal of 0.02 parts per billion (ppb), which is the level of chromium-6 in tap water that state public health officials have estimated to pose no significant health risk. 

Chromium-6 has long been recognized as a potent carcinogen when inhaled, but there is now sufficient evidence that it is also carcinogenic through oral exposure, according to state public health officials. 

Despite the mounting cancer concerns, neither the state nor the federal government has ever set a legal limit for chromium-6 in drinking water. A proposed standard was expected in California in January of 2004, but state leaders failed to produce one. 

Last year, EWG and National Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit against the state for its inaction. On July 18, the California Superior Court of Alameda directed the state Department of Public Health to propose a standard by the end of August 2013. Once the public has the opportunity to comment on the proposal, the court will then decide whether additional or further deadlines are needed. 

If finalized, California would go down in history as the first state to adopt such a standard. 

“Unfortunately, it looks like the history books may instead mark how the state failed to protect its residents once again from chromium-6,” said Sharp. “The state continues to display its lack of leadership. After nine years of missing deadlines to establish a drinking water standard for chromium-6, it is simply unacceptable for the state to propose a standard that will leave so many of its residents at risk from developing cancer to this known carcinogen.”


Now that's what you call radical self-expression!

Diddy swaps his slick suit and expensive jewels to

Don a pink scarf and carry a pink parasol at Burning Man

By Jade Watkins


* He is privy and accustomed to a lavish lifestyle, enjoying the spoils of massive mansions, expensive cars and diamond jewels. But Diddy put most of it aside to attend Burning Man last week.

The multi-millionare music mogul and his girlfriend, singer and model Cassie, were surprise attendees at the annual communal festival which is held for one week in Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

In the pink: Diddy donned a pink scarf and carried a pink parasol as he partied at Burning Man last weekend in Black Rock Desert, Nevada

In the pink: Diddy donned a pink scarf and carried a pink parasol as he partied at Burning Man last weekend in Black Rock Desert, Nevada

With festival goers encouraged to embrace radical self-expression, the rapper, who is usually seen wearing slick suits and streetwear clothing whilst lounging on his multi-million dollar yacht, donned a pink scarf and held a pink parasol to shield himself from the desert sun.

Dancing alongside several other revellers, Diddy also fanned himself with a white feathered fan which matched his white T-shirt and trousers.  

Diddy was certainly in the mood to party and was up bright and early at around 9am on Sunday in the Robot Heart camp, where famous DJs play electronic music to thousands of party goers.

Early riser: According to other festival goers, the rapper was up at 9am in the Robot Heart camp, where famous DJs play electronic music to thousands of party goers

Early riser: According to other festival goers, the rapper was up at 9am in the Robot Heart camp, where famous DJs play electronic music to thousands of party goers

Cooling off: The 43-year-old cooled off by fanning himself with a white feathered hand fan

Cooling off: The 43-year-old cooled off by fanning himself with a white feathered hand fan

A fellow reveller said: 'The conditions are harsh with frequent sand storms and over 100 degree heat in the day and temperatures in the 40s at night.

'But it didn't keep Diddy away! I never thought I'd see someone like him there in such harsh conditions, but he was having a great time.'

After his experience in the desert, Diddy also posted a snap of himself on Twitter and Instagram in which he is seen wearing a gold glove and a sailor's hat.

More self-expression: After his experience in the desert, Diddy also posted a snap of himself on Twitter and Instagram in which he is seen wearing a gold glove and a sailor's hat

More self-expression: After his experience in the desert, Diddy also posted a snap of himself on Twitter and Instagram, in which he is seen wearing a gold glove and a sailor's hat

He wears the accessories with a military-style jacket and a large robot medallion.

The Bad Boys For Life star mused about his life-changing experience at the festival, writing: '#BurningMan Words cannot explain! I'll never be the same. Do u see the glove?'

It is unknown how long Diddy stayed at Burning Man for and what his temporary living conditions were like.

Most people who descend on Black Rock Desert either set up communal camps or stay in RVs.

As he usually is: Diddy fans are used to seeing the rapper in suave suits and tuxedos

As he usually is: Diddy fans are used to seeing the rapper in suave suits and tuxedos

But considering Diddy's wealth and what he arrived and departed from the desert in, it is most likely that the rapper was not slumming it.

His girlfriend Cassie tweeted a snap of herself posing in front of the couple's private plane as they prepared to leave the desert on Monday.

Burning Man is a one week communal festival - of art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance - that one can barely explain to others who are not present.

Other celebrity attendees this year were Stacy Keibler and Victoria's Secret supermodel Candice Swanepoel.

Nice ride: Diddy's girlfriend Cassie tweeted a snap of herself posing in front of the couple's private jet in which they arrived and departed from the desert in

Nice ride: Diddy's girlfriend Cassie tweeted a snap of herself posing in front of the couple's private jet in which they arrived and departed from the desert in

This is how I roll: The songstress also posted a snap of herself riding around on her big wheel bike through the camp during the one week event

This is how I roll: The songstress also posted a snap of herself riding around on her big wheel bike through the camp during the one week event

Stacy, 33, also shared a few snaps of her 'life-changing' experience earlier this week.

In one image, the ex-girlfriend of George Clooney is seen baring her long, lean figure in a revealing, bohemian ensemble consisting of a bralette, boyish underwear, and cape covering her derriere, as flared leg warmers flow from her knees to the her feet.

Mimicking the statue behind her, Stacy curved her spine and lifted her arms in the air as she stood on the dusty sand.

 Life-changing: Stacy Keibler also shared a few snaps of her 'life-changing' experience earlier this week

Life-changing: Stacy Keibler also shared a few snaps of her 'life-changing' experience earlier this week

Tyrese Passes Out in D.C. Nightclub

Exhaustion caused fainting episode, rep says.

Posted: 08/26/2013 10:16 AM EDT

Tyrese had to be hospitalized after passing out inside a Washington, D.C. nightclub Friday (Aug. 23). The singer/actor was performing with TGT group members Ginuwine and Tank when he dropped to the floor inside The Park Nightclub, injuring his wrist in the process.

After the fact, Tank asked fans to pray for his TGT comrade. Meanwhile, a rep for Tyrese says the episode was brought on by exhaustion, telling TMZ, "Tyrese has been going non-stop since July promoting his new TGT album [3 Kings]."

Tyrese added a peronsal message to fans via Twitter. "I appreciate all the prayers, support and energy. Truly! I love you and appreciate the heart you've sent. I am sending this from my BED!" he assured.

He also posted a photo from the hospital of him rocking an arm sling with Tank at his side. 

TGT can look forward to another night out soon, this time in celebration of their album. The trio's 3 Kings release is slated to sell 65,000-70,000 copies in its first week and is expected to debut in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200. 

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Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me'

By Tom Cohen, CNN
updated 6:07 PM EDT, Fri July 19, 2013

Washington (CNN) -- In unscheduled and unusually personal remarks, President Barack Obama tried Friday to explain why African-Americans were upset about last week's acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin while lowering expectations for federal charges in the case.

"Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago," Obama told White House reporters in a surprise appearance at the daily briefing.

His remarks, which lasted about 20 minutes, escalated a nationwide debate on the verdict that has prompted protests, including some that turned violent.

A Florida jury acquitted Zimmerman last Saturday in Martin's February 26, 2012, shooting death, inciting anger among many who considered the incident racially motivated murder.

Obama issued a written statement on Sunday, noting that the jury had spoken and urging calm and reflection. Despite some calls for him to speak about the case, the nation's first African-American president had made no further public comment until Friday.

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Speaking without a teleprompter, Obama noted a history of racial disparity in law as well as more nuanced social prejudice that contribute to "a lot of pain" in the African-American community over the verdict.

"There are very few African-American men in this country who have not had the experience of being followed when they are shopping at a department store. That includes me," the president said.

"There are probably very few African-American men who have not had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me - at least before I was a senator," he continued.

Read the full transcript of President Obama's remarks

"There are very few African-Americans who have not had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had the chance to get off. That happens often," he said.

Saying he didn't intend to exaggerate those experiences, Obama added that they "inform how the African-American community interprets what happened one night in Florida."

"The African-American community is also knowledgeable that there is a history of racial disparities in the application of our criminal laws, everything from the death penalty to enforcement of our drug laws," he said. "And that ends up having an impact in terms of how people interpret the case."

African-Americans feel the context of the Martin killing is little known or denied, "and that all contributes, I think, to a sense that if a white male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario that, from top to bottom, both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different," Obama said.

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Video: Talia Joy Castellano, who was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer six years ago, refused to let her illness keep her down, becoming a YouTube sensation, an honorary CoverGirl, and a guest on “The Ellen Show” by age 13. Now fans around the world are mourning her loss. NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports.

A day after her death from cancer at 13 years old, YouTube beauty guru and honorary CoverGirl Talia Joy Castellano is being remembered by family and fans for the inspiring impact she made in her short life.

“She was funny, caring, inspirational, talented — very talented,’’ her mother, Desiree Castellano, said on TODAY Wednesday.

Cancer-stricken CoverGirl Talia Castellano dies at 13

Talia battled neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer, for six years before her death on Tuesday morning. The makeup tutorials made by the Orlando teen, who shunned wearing a wig after losing her hair from her cancer treatments, have been watched more than eight million times. She had more than 750,000 followers on her YouTube channel, where she regularly posted videos demonstrating makeup techniques and reviews even when she was hospitalized.

Her journey of living with cancer and becoming a CoverGirl deeply touched TODAY.com readers, who made her story the most “liked” post ever on TODAY’s Facebook page with 897,746 likes. She also had her own popular website, angelsfortalia, with all of her tutorials, vlogs and more.

“She loved every single one of her fans, and she always wanted to give back to them,’’ Talia's sister, Mattia Castellano, said on TODAY Wednesday.

In October 2012, Talia realized her dream of appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,’’ where she was overwhelmed after it was announced that she was being made an honorary CoverGirl for the cosmetics company. She also was sent by the show to cover a radio festival in Las Vegas, where she interviewed musicians like Usher and Gwen Stefani and got to hang out with Justin Bieber.

Talia was also active in raising awareness of the fight against children's cancer through her work with BASE Camp as part of the Children's Cancer Foundation. The program provides year-round support for children battling cancer and their families.

Tributes poured in on social media on Tuesday after her family announced on her official Facebook page, Angels for Talia, that she had “earned her wings” at 11:22 a.m. Talia would have turned 14 years old next month.


Stand your ground laws

Obama also called for reconsideration of "stand your ground" self-defense laws in Florida and other states, that he said "may encourage the kinds of altercations and confrontations and tragedies that we saw in the Florida case, rather than diffuse potential altercations."

Sharpton and other civil rights leaders call for abolishing the "stand your ground" laws.

"If we're sending a message as a society in our communities that someone who is armed potentially has the right to use those firearms, even if there's a way for them to exit from a situation, is that really going to be contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that we'd like to see?" Obama asked.

Protesters stand up to 'stand your ground,' but laws likely here to stay

To supporters of such laws, Obama said they should consider if the right to fight back with a gun would have applied to Martin.

"Do we actually think that he would have been justified in shooting Mr. Zimmerman, who had followed him in a car, because he felt threatened?" the president said. "And if the answer to that question is at least ambiguous, then it seems to me that we might want to examine those kinds of laws."

While rejecting any "grand new federal program," Obama also called for providing more support for African-American boys and young mans who disproportionately end up in prison or homicide victims.

No national conversation

However, he rejected calls for him to launch a national conversation on race, saying "I haven't seen that be particularly productive when, you know, politicians try to organize conversations."

His comment could have been a slap at his own response to the 2009 arrest of African-American university professor Henry Louis Gates by a white police officer responding to a report of a possible burglary at his Boston-area home.

After coming under criticism for saying police acted stupidly, Obama later invited the Harvard professor and the arresting officer for a beer at the White House.

On Friday, Obama instead endorsed "soul-searching" discussions in homes, churches and workplaces where people might be more honest about whether they were "wringing as much bias" out of themselves as possible.

"As difficult and challenging as this whole episode has been for a lot of people, I don't want us to lose sight that things are getting better," the president concluded, making a reference to his daughters' generation.

"It doesn't mean we're in a post-racial society. It doesn't mean that racism is eliminated," he said. "But, you know, when I talk to Malia and Sasha and I listen to their friends and I see them interact, they're better than we are. They're better than we were on these issues. And that's true in every community that I've visited all across the country."



Darryl Moore might simply be like Sons of Anarchy’s character Chuck Marstein, who was afflicted with a compulsive masturbation disorder that reared itself at inopportune times. Moore, 53, was arrested by the Omaha Police in Nebraska and charged with lewd conduct, indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, and attempted assault on an officer. Moore’s antics likely were a first for even the most seasoned officer present at the precinct headquarters the evening he strolled in claiming that he needed to report a murder. While everyone responds to stressful situations in their own way, Moore’s is both unorthodox and illegal, at least in public anyway. Stunned police officers on scene report that Moore dropped his pants and began masturbating proudly for all to see. A sergeant who attempted to stop Moore’s public display of affection for himself was spat on by Moore. The next officer who attempted to end Moore’s self-gratification was allegedly struck by him. Reports, however, do not indicate what part of the body Moore used to strike the second officer. Eventually multiple officers reportedly managed to halt his public performance and place him under arrest.

Posted by Scotty Reid on May 20, 2013 at 6:30pm

There are few media reports at this time about the alleged police murder of 26-yr-old Amos G. Smith who was shot eight times in the back of the head in early March of this year by Union City, California police officers who claimed he had a gun and pointed it at them.

The two officers involved claim they were pulling over Mr. Smith in a routine traffic stop (Driving While Black?) and that he pointed a gun at them at which point they shot the young man 8 times in the back of the head. I mean really, was he pointing the gun at them over his shoulder while facing away from them? There has been no report of a gun being recovered from the scene.

Smith’s family and fellow church members described him as someone who was active in the church working with youth and worked really hard saving his money to buy an 18 wheeler truck after obtaining his Class A license. Reverend Macklin of New Sweet Home Church of God in Christ who was the young man’s pastor said he could not believe the news because of "who Amos was," and his "lifestyle," explaining that Smith was a "church going young man."

You can read more about this tragedy at IndyBay.Org

UPDATE: There is one report of a gun being recovered. However, I will remind you about the trial of the police officers in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina who killed a Black man and when they thought a judge would not believe their story, one of the officers went to his own home and retrieved a gun to plant as evidence that the man they had murdered was armed.

 Mexico arrests 2 men in Malcom X grandson's death

By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO, Associated Press 10:13 A.M.MAY 13 ,2013  

FILE - This undated file photo courtesy of the Shabazz family shows Malcolm Shabazz in an unknown location.  Shabazz, the 28-year-old grandson of political activist Malcolm X, died in Mexico City on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Mexico City prosecutors said on May 13, 2013 that they have arrested two men in connection with the death of Shabazz, who died of blunt-force trauma injuries. A companion said the dispute involved a $1,200 bar tab. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Shabazz family, Xiomara Michel, File)
FILE - This undated file photo courtesy of the Shabazz family shows Malcolm Shabazz in an unknown location. Shabazz, the 28-year-old grandson of political activist Malcolm X, died in Mexico City on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Mexico City prosecutors said on May 13, 2013 that they have arrested two men in connection with the death of Shabazz, who died of blunt-force trauma injuries. A companion said the dispute involved a $1,200 bar tab. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Shabazz family, Xiomara Michel, File) — AP

 — Mexico City prosecutors say they have arrested two men in connection with the death of Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of political activist Malcolm X.

An official of the city's prosecutor's office who was not authorized to be quoted by name says the two suspects are employees of the bar where Shabazz reportedly got in a violent dispute last week.

The 28-year-old Shabazz died of blunt-force trauma injuries. A companion said the dispute involved a $1,200 bar tab.

The official was unable to provide further details Monday.

Much like his grandfather, Shabazz spent his youth in and out of trouble. He was taken to a hospital in Mexico City where he died Thursday.

The Associated Press

Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly Dead at 34

Posted by Cisco Scartozzi on 3:24 PM

Today is a sad day for hip-hop as we lose another young rapper who is best known as one half of the young 90s rap group Kris Kross.

Wednesday, 34-year-old Chris Kelly died at an Atlanta hospital. CNN reports, "After paramedics took him to the hospital, a woman who identified herself as Kelly's friend told an investigator that Kelly had taken a mixture of heroin and cocaine Tuesday night, and that she had brought Kelly home" to recover from his drug use,". Atlanta authorities are still investigating but drug overdose is suspected to be the cause of death. 

Jermaine Dupree recently posted a letter on Twitter entitled "LETTER TO THE FANS: CHRIS “MACDADDY” KELLY". In it he says he spent more time with Chris than anyone in his whole life and called him quote, "the son I never had". 

Kris Kross shot to fame in the early 90s with their massive hit "Jump" and their trendsetting signature of wearing their clothes backwards. Kelly and partner Chris Smith were only 13 years old when Jermaine Dupree discovered them and produced their debut album Totally Krossed Out. The album went multi-platinum, a feat unmatched by their later albums. The group was last seen performing together on stage at So So Def's 20th Anniversary Concert in Atlanta back in February. Watch their performance below. 
R.I.P. Mac Daddy

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Claudia HQChris Brown Angers Neighbors by Covering House with Graffity!

Kevin Hart
owned up to his DUI when we talked to him right outside the pokey! While it is refreshing to hear his honesty, his lawyer may say otherwise.


DMX did not get arrested last night ... but he did hijack Madison Square Garden -- turning an Alicia Keys concert into an absolute insane asylum ... and the video is

C R A Z Y !!!



Miley Cyrus' Brazen Blazin'

Jenna Jameson Accuser


She Beat Me

With A Brass-Knuckle iPhone!'

Jenna Jameson allegedly wanted to beat down her assistant  -- and yep, there's an app for that.

Jameson allegedly went all Naomi Campbell on the transgender gofer, but with a dangerous twist ... a BRASS KNUCKLES CASE on her iPhone 5 ... according to legal docs.

Shocking details of the arrest have now emerged in Britney Markham's restraining order request, filed by attorney Adam Krolikowski. She claims Jameson barged into a Newport Beach salon and started bitching at her, and eventually punched her in the stomach and back with the weaponized device.

Markham claims Jameson then threatened, "I'll f***ing kill you." 

The assistant says she definitely was the worse for wear, landing in the hospital.

Here's the thing: Brass knuckles are illegal in California, so Jameson could be in felony territory ... but she has an interesting defense -- the brass-ass add-ons are an accessory, not a weapon. 


Fashion -- it can be really dangerous sometimes.

Angry White Thug Fights Chief Keef & The Whole GBE Squad Right In Front Of McDonalds In Broad Daylight!


Nayanda's responses to readings in pursuit of her

Master's degree.

Response to College, Inc.

A number of things have come up for me watching

College, Inc., because I see it through different

lenses. As a returning adult, I remember starting

my search for a college. I had two small children,

husband and a full time job. I recognized the

convenience of programs that started at any time

during the year. I loved the idea of not having to

leave my home to educate myself as well. But I

knew myself as a learner. I knew I needed to be in

the company of other adults. I knew the value of

learning and listening to my peers but my time

would not afford me that opportunity. Having

reached out to DeVry and University of Phoenix

early in my search, I quickly dismissed both these

institutions. The hard sell became too much for

me. It made me uncomfortable and soon I stopped

answering their calls, almost hiding like they were

bill collectors.

As an educator I’m appalled to see the profession

of teaching reduced to just another line on a 

budget sheet. It’s almost as if teaching in for

profits are secondary and not the main focus of

the institution. The next step is removing the

teacher all together and have a computer based

self-directed learning course. What is missing in

this education model is the caring and empathy

that goes into teaching. For them it is a business

instead of an embodied experience where we all

learn together. We know adults go back to school

for a purpose, they want to change the trajectory

of their lives. If lives are not changing there is a

problem. I agree with Dr. Nicholas Burbules in his

thinking that this is a “fast foodization of

education” because today Americans want

everything quickly. We barely slow down for

anything anymore and I believe that the for profit

schools are taking advantage of this fact.

Some colleges track their alumni to see if their

programs have led to gainful employment for

reporting purposes. This serves to help bolster

attendance in programs when institutions can

report where their graduates have found work. I

believe if the number of academic successes in for

profit schools were compared to the actual

number of students who have not found gainful

employment for more than two years, we would

have a clearer picture of the success of these

institutions. And if students are not getting jobs

with their degrees because of the lack of on hands

learning, I think congress should re-think their

letter to Mr. Duncan, the education secretary,

about softening the gainful employment clause.

How will adults change their lives if they do not

receive the jobs they believe are at the end of their degrees?


Jay-Z and Beyonce

Blasted for 'Ignorant and

Insulting' Cuban Vacation


Jay-Z and Beyonce
are clueless about the tortures happening in Cuba, and it's insulting they chose to visit the communist country for a celebration ... so says a Cuban rights lobbyist.

Mauricio Claver-Carone, the D.C. director for the US-Cuba Democracy PAC -- a group committed to fighting for democracy in Cuba -- tells TMZ the A-listers should've educated themselves about what's really going on there before taking photo ops.

Jay and Bey were photographed Thursday in Havana -- reportedly to celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary -- but have since come under fire from some Cuban-American groups.

US citizens are still technically banned from traveling to the island purely for tourism ... and are supposed to obtain a travel license from the US government.

Mauricio says he's disappointed the superstars chose to vacay in Cuba because, "There are women getting beaten on a daily basis, women who are being jailed for no reason ... people are fighting for their freedom. It’s extremely insensitive."

We reached out to Beyonce and Jay-Z for comment. So far ... nada back.

The baby who was shot TWICE:


Chicago girl killed in hail of bullets as father changed her diaper - just months after she survived

being shot in her mother's womb

  • Jonylah Watkins, age six months, was shot in her liver, her lungs, her bowel and her leg
  • Father Jonathan Watkins was changing her diaper outside when the gunman attacked
  • Mr Watkins was also shot and is in serious-to-critical condition
  • Baby survived an attack on her mother Judy when she was still in the womb
  • Mrs Watkins was eight months pregnant when gunman opened fire in street and shot in the her in knee

By Becky Evans and Michael Zennie


A six-month-old baby girl died this morning after she was shot five times in Chicago during an attack on her father - just months after her mother was shot and wounded while she was still in the womb.

The murder of little Jonylah Watkins - who was the victim of gun violence twice before she was even a year old - has horrified even a city where shootings have become commonplace. The news sent shock waves throughout the country.

Jonylah was hit in her lungs, her liver, her leg, her shoulder and her bowel when a gunman opened fire in broad daylight on Monday in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago as her father Jonathan Watkins changed her diaper.

Mr Watkins, 29, an alleged gang member, was the target of the attack. He was shot twice, but survived and is in critical condition at the hospital.

Murdered: Jonylah Watkins was shot five times as her father Jonathan changed her diaper. She survived a separate shooting of her mother Judy when she was still in the womb

Tragedy: Jonylah 's murder has shocked Chicago - a city where gun violence in some neighborhoods has become routine

Violence: Mr Watkins was changing his daughter's diaper in the passenger seat of his van when a gunman walked up behind him in broad daylight and opened fire

Violence: Mr Watkins was changing his daughter's diaper in the passenger seat of his van when a gunman walked up behind him in broad daylight and opened fire

'This morning, the baby passed away,' the Reverend Corey Brooks, a family spokesman, told the Chicago Tribune.

'We have another tragedy in the city of Chicago.'

Jonylah underwent several hours of surgery at Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago as doctors frantically tried to save her life.


Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said the shooting appears to be gang-related, though detectives don't have a specific motive.

Despite the shocking crime, neighbors are refusing to cooperate with police.

'We don't have one individual who's stepping up to help us,' McCarthy said.

Horrified: Jonylah's mother Judy Watkins, 20, was at work at McDonald's when she shooting happened. She was shot and wounded when her daughter was still in the womb

Heartbroken: Contoria Power, Jonylah's cousin, sobs as she talks to family on her cell phone outside the scene of the shooting


Chicago continues to struggle with devastating gun violence at some of the highest rates in the nation.

The city had 57 murders in January and February - including 43 in January alone, the most violent month in a decade.

The number grabbed national headlines at a time when Congress was debating tougher gun control laws.

Many - if not most - of the killings are the result of gang-related violence that is largely concentrated on the city's south side.

The 43 murders in January in Chicago compare to just 24 in New York for the same month - despite the Big Apple being three times the size of the Windy City.

The killing of Jonylah Watkins is only the latest high-profile Chicago murder to shock the nation.

Just days after she performed at President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony in Washington, Hadiya Pendleton, 15, was killed on the street near her home.

Still, there is good news. In February the city charged just 14 murders - the lowest number since 1957.

Mr Watkins told the Chicago Sun-Times from his hospital room that he was devastated by the death of his infant daughter.

'I was trying to help. I was trying to help. I was trying to help her,' he said, breaking down.

Still, he claims he has no idea who shot him or why he was targeted.

The shooting on Monday comes months after her mother Judy, 20, was hit by a gunman when she was pregnant with Jonylah.

Her family said Mrs Watkins was hit in the knee when she was eight months pregnant as she walked home with a group of women.

She was at work at McDonald's when her daughter was fatally wounded on Monday.

In January and February this year, 57 people were killed in Chicago - most of them victims of gang-related shootings on the south side of the city.

Chicago gained national attention when its murders for January spiked to 43, the highest rate in years - making the city even more dangerous than when mobster Al Capone ruled the streets.

In February killings dropped to 14 for the month - the lowest since 1957.

Reverend Brooks, the Watkins family spokesman, stood with Mrs Watkins outside the hospital after the baby's surgery.

He told DNAinfo: ‘This mother is really hurt. We need everyone in Chicago praying for this family right now.

Jonylah's family said she was hit in the lung, liver, shoulder, bowel and leg

Jonylah's family said she was hit in the lung, liver, shoulder, bowel and leg

'For a baby to get shot is despicable. Whenever anyone shoots a baby, that's a cowardly act.'

Police said Mr Watkins, 28 has links to the Gangster Disciples clique.

Mr Watkins’ family denies he has ties to gangs.

The gunman shot at the father and baby from an alley and hit Mr Watkins in the cheek and buttocks, Chicago police spokesman John Mirabelli said.

The gunman then got into a nearby blue minivan and fled the scene, according to DNAinfo.

Dominique Young, 21, Mr Watkins' sister, said she heard the gunfire and arrived at the van within seconds to find the windows had been shot through.

She told DNAinfo: ‘They knew she was in there and they tried to take my niece's life, and it's so wrong.'

Rev Brooks' church New Beginnings Church of Chicago is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

The family have called on the 'cowardly' gunman to turn himself in.

White supremacist who 'gunned down Colorado prison chief on his doorstep' is brain dead after being shot by police in 100mph chase

  • Evan Ebel is a known member of '211 Crew,' a Colorado prison gang responsible for at least one hate-crime murder of an African immigrant
  • Ebel's black Cadillac matches the description of  a car seen fleeing the home of Colorado prisons director Tom Clements after he was shot dead
  • Detectives also investigating connection to the murder of a pizza delivery driver in Denver on Sunday
  • Ebel shot and wounded a sheriff's deputy who pulled him over in north Texas this morning
  • Ebel was shot in the head and is 'basically legally dead,' police say

By Michael Zennie


Police in Texas have shot a white supremacist prison gang member who they believe could be behind the murder of the Colorado Department of Corrections chief earlier this week.

Evan Ebel, 28, was gunned down by officers in north Texas this afternoon after he shot and wounded a sheriff's deputy and led police on a dramatic 100mph chase during which he repeatedly fired out the window at the squad cars pursuing him.

Ebel's black Cadillac sedan with Colorado license plates matches the description of the car seen fleeing the home of Tom Clements, Colorado's top prisons official, who was shot dead when he answered his door at his home in Monument, Colorado, on Tuesday.

Ebel is a member of '211 Crew,' a white supremacist prison gang that has been responsible for numerous high-profile crimes in Colorado. He was on parole after he was convicted of robbery.

Slain: Colorado Department of Corrections Director Tom Clements, 58, was shot to death when he answered his front door

Suspect: Detectives are investigating whether Evan Spencer Ebel, 28, (left) a member of the Colorado prison gang '211 Crew' was responsible for the murder of state prisons chief Tom Clements (right)

'Basically dead': Emergency personnel carry the suspect away on a stretcher after he was shot in the head following a 100mph police chase

'Basically dead': Emergency personnel carry the suspect away on a stretcher after he was shot in the head following a 100mph police chase

Wrecked: The suspect's black Cadillac, which matches the description of the car seen fleeing the home of murdered Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements, is seen after it collided with a tractor trailer rig during a police chase

Wrecked: The suspect's black Cadillac, which matches the description of the car seen fleeing the home of murdered Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements, is seen after it collided with a tractor trailer rig during a police chase

Detectives from Colorado are traveling to Texas to investigate whether there is any evidence tying Ebel to the death of Clements, 58.

Investigators also suspect he could be behind the murder of a pizza delivery driver who was gunned down in Denver on Sunday.

Wise County Sheriff David Walker said at a press conference this afternoon that the suspect is 'basically legally dead,' although he remains hooked to equipment for organ harvesting at a Fort Worth hospital.

The showdown began about 11am 675 miles away from Clements murder scene when Montague County sheriff's deputy James Boyd pulled Ebel over for a routine traffic stop. The suspect opened fire and shot Boyd three times, twice in the chest and once in the head.


Boyd was wearing a bulletproof vest, which stopped two of the rounds and likely saved his life, authorities say. The third bullet only graved his head. He is recovered at a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The deputy was able to give other police in the area a description of the suspect who shot him, and a Texas State Trooper caught up with the car in Wise County.

The suspect fled and stuck his arm out the window and fired about 30 rounds at the squad cars pursuing him.

Long journey: Ebel was killed 650 miles from Monument, Colorado, where prisons chief Tom Clements was murdered

Long journey: Ebel was killed 650 miles from Monument, Colorado, where prisons chief Tom Clements was murdered

Fiery wreck: Ebel's Cadillac burst into flames when it struck a tractor trailer rig during a high speed chase with officers

Fiery wreck: Ebel's Cadillac burst into flames when it struck a tractor trailer rig during a high speed chase with officers

'He shot at me at least four times. It looks like he hit my front tire,' Decatur, Texas, Police Chief Rex Hoskins told the Wise County Messenger.

The chase ended when the driver smashed into  tractor trailer rig and his car burst into flames in Decatur in Wise County.

He jumped out of the car and opened fire on officer. Police returned fire and shot him in the head.

Ebel no identification on him and police used his fingerprints to confirm who he was.

'211 Crew,' named after the California penal code for armed robbery, recruits its members in prison. Once released, they join up with the gang's drug and gun running operations on the outside, the Denver Post reports.

Police have previously said they were investigating Homaidan al-Turki, a convicted sex offender of Saudi descent, after Clement denied the inmate’s request to serve the rest of his sentence in his native country, citing al-Turki's refusal to complete a treatment program.

Detectives are examining whether Clements was killed by a hired assassin.

Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Kramer said Clements was shot at around 8.30pm Tuesday when he answered his front door in Monument, north of Colorado Springs.

Shattered family: Clements is survived by his wife, Lisa, far right, and two daughters

Shattered family: Clements is survived by his wife, Lisa, far right, and two daughters

Witness: Lisa Clements, left, was home at the time of her husband's deadly shooting but said she did not see the gunman

Witness: Lisa Clements, left, was home at the time of her husband's deadly shooting but said she did not see the gunman

A family member called 911 to report the shooting. Officers who arrived on the scene found Clements dead from a gunshot wound to the chest in his home, 9News reported.

Al-Turki, a well-known member of Denver's Muslim community, was convicted in state court in 2006 of unlawful sexual contact by use of force, theft and extortion and sentenced to 28 years to life in prison.

Prosecutors said al-Turki kept a housekeeper a virtual slave for four years in his home and sexually assaulted her. A judge reduced the sentence to eight years to life.

Al-Turki insisted the case was politically motivated. He owned a company that some years ago sold The Lives of the Prophets CDs, a series of incendiary sermons recorded by Anwar al-Awlaki, killed in a drone strike in Yemen in 2011.

Al-Turki's conviction angered Saudi officials and prompted the US State Department to send Colorado Attorney General John Suthers to Saudi Arabia to meet with King Abdullah, Crown Prince Sultan and al-Turki's family.

Anonymous sources have told Fox31 Denver that al-Turki's influential relatives in Saudi Arabia have long been putting pressure on Colorado officials to send him back home.

Crime scene: Clements was found dead from a gunshot wound to the chest at his wooded home in Monument, Colorado (pictured)

Crime scene: Clements was found dead from a gunshot wound to the chest at his wooded home in Monument, Colorado (pictured)

Hunt: Searchers use a dog to comb through the area around the Monument, Colo. home of Colorado Department of Corrections Executive Director Tom Clements

Hunt: Searchers use a dog to comb through the area around the Monument, Colo. home of Colorado Department of Corrections Executive Director Tom Clements

Clements lived in a wooded neighborhood of large, two-story houses on expansive 2-acre lots dotted with evergreen trees in an area known as the Black Forest. Long driveways connect the homes to narrow, winding roads that thread the hills. Clements' home was out of view, behind a barricaded of crime-scene tape in the road.

It would have been simple to find where Clements lived. It took two clicks to get his correct street address through a publicly available internet locator service this morning. The listing also included his previous home address in Missouri.

Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Clements to the post in January 2011 after he served for 31 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. He replaced Ari Zavaras, a former Denver police chief who led the department under two governors.

The department with an annual budget of over $700million operates 20 adult prisons and a juvenile detainment system.

Gov. John Hickenlooper was red-eyed and somber Wednesday at a news conference in which he said he doesn't think the killing was part of any larger attack against his cabinet.

'Tom Clements dedicated his life to being a public servant, to making our state better, to making the wold a better place. And he is going to be deeply, deeply missed.

‘His unfailing good nature would come through in everything that he did and the depth of his caring about again not just the people that he worked with,’ said Hickenlooper. 'But the inmates that were there, about those of us here that he worked with was remarkable.’

In a statement released earlier in the day and sent to 6,000 department employees, Hickenlooper said he was in disbelief over the killing.

Target: Colorado authorities are looking for a dark-colored 'boxy,' dark-colored, two-door 1990s-model car with green dashboard light seen idling for 15 minutes near Clements' house

Target: Colorado authorities are looking for a dark-colored 'boxy,' dark-colored, two-door 1990s-model car with green dashboard light seen idling for 15 minutes near Clements' house

Cordoned off: A police vehicle blocks the road to the home of the head of Colorado's prison system, who was shot and killed in Monument

Cordoned off: A police vehicle blocks the road to the home of the head of Colorado's prison system, who was shot and killed in Monument

‘Last night, Tom Clements was killed at his home in Monument. I can hardly believe it, let alone write words to describe it,’ Hickenlooper wrote.

‘As your executive director, he helped change and improve (the department) in two years more than most people could do in eight years. He was unfailingly kind and thoughtful, and sought the “good” in any situation.

‘I am so sad. I have never worked with a better person than Tom, and I can't imagine our team without him,’ Hickenlooper said.

Clements is survived by his wife, Lisa, who is director of the state Office of Behavioral Health, and their two daughters, Rachel and Sara. Hickenlooper asked the public to respect their privacy.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper

somber: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper appeared emotional and red-eyed during a press conference about Clements' shooting, saying that he dedicated his life to being a public servant

'We have ONE Black Girl, we don't need you':

Victoria's Secret Angel

Chanel Iman reveals racist attitudes from
the Fashion


By Daily Mail Reporter


Chanel Iman: The top model has revealed she is often turned away by casting agents and designers who 'already have one black girl' for the job

Chanel Iman: The top model has revealed she is often turned away by casting agents and designers who 'already have one black girl' for the job

Chanel Iman, a Victoria's Secret Angel and Vogue regular, has revealed that she is often turned away by casting agents and designers who 'already have one black girl' for the job.

The 22-year-old, who has walked the runway for the likes of Balenciaga, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, and Stella McCartney, said racism was still an issue in fashion.

She told London's The Times: 'A few times I got excused by designers who told me, "We already found one black girl. We don't need you any more." I felt very discouraged.

'When someone tells you, "We don't want you because we already have one of your kind," it's really sad.'

Miss Iman said that all-black magazine issues, like Vogue Italia's, don't necessarily help, either.

'It doesn't help us; it just puts us into a category,' she said.

Instead, she calls for more diversity in the often all-white fashion shows as well as magazines.

Miss Iman explained: 'There needs to be a permanency [about] using black models," she says. "You still see all-white shows in Europe and New York.'

However fashion photographer Steven Meisel, who shoots campaigns for Valentino, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton and Prada said he often faces negative feedback from clients when he casts models of color for big jobs.

'I've asked my advertising clients so many times, "Can we use a black girl?" They say no. Advertisers say black models don't sell.'

Meanwhile, top casting director James Scully criticized Calvin Klein's habit of putting just one model of color in its show every season.

'They do it to not get in trouble, they don't do it because they believe black women should be on that runway,' he said.


'Versace will use Joan Smalls in their advertising, but why wasn't she walking their show in February?'

And casting agent Barbara Nicoli, who decides which models work for Gucci, said that the brand's lack of diversity comes from seeking a certain kind of beauty.

Victoria's Secret Angel: The 22-year-old said racism was still an issue in fashion advertising and runway shows

Victoria's Secret Angel: The 22-year-old said ethnic diversity was still an issue in fashion advertising and runway shows, which cast nearly all-white models

Calls for diversity: The model said that all-black magazine issues don't necessarily help; instead, she calls for more racial diversity in the often all-white fashion shows as well as magazines

Calls for diversity: The model said that all-black magazine issues don't necessarily help; instead, she calls for more racial diversity in the often all-white fashion shows as well as magazines

'Gucci never has a huge number of black girls in the show because in the mind of Frida [Giannini, Gucci's creative director], she wants this [specific] type of girl.

'She wants this girl, then if the model she likes is black or Asian, it's fine. But when you do a casting, [you see a lot fewer black and Asian models than white models].'

Ms Nicoli added that different races have different body shapes, which can be difficult when casting a fashion show.

'It's also true that, for example, Caucasians have a specific body type, black girls have a specific body shape, and Asian girls have a specific body shape.

'So I guess there are some collections where it's more perfect for an Asian body shape because they are more flat and less sexy, in a way. Asians, they are not curvy, so to put an Asian [who's] very flat [with a] baby body shape in a show where normally the designer knows they love sexy, beautiful, curvy girls, it's a bit of nonsense.'

Marsha Ambrosius *Talks Sex Tapes, Kanye’s Penis And Lost Love [Exclusive Video]


Love & Hip Hop ATL will be even crazier this season!

K.Michelle And Mimi Faust Fight

The second season doesn’t start until April, but the drama has already jump started off with the cast of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. The latest involves K.Michelle and Mimi Faust.

Recently, K.Michelle was a special guest on the Breakfast Club where she talked about Mimi’s new boo thang, and essentially insisted he was pitching for the other team.

“Mimi has a new boyfriend, I think he’s downlow. That’s my opinion. Normal stuff I wouldn’t be in the middle of. I really just wanna be in the studio.”

Well, it looks like Mimi was not having her cast mate talk about her suspect boo!

Via FunkyDineva reports:

The story goes Mimi & Ariane actually traveled to New York to support K.Michelle and attend her performance. About an hour or so ago, Mimi confronted K.Michelle about her comments on the The Breakfast Club and things got ugly. The two women exchanged words for a bit and then K.Michelle hauled off and slapped the ish out of Mimi. No Gawd K. Michelle. This volatile temperament is not helping your reputation one bit. Incidents like this makes one ask did she haul off and hit Memphitz and did he return the gesture with a punch to the face and a choke hold? I’m just saying.

So what’s up between K.Michelle and Mimi?

Sources say that an ‘incident’ happened while they were filming recently. K.Michelle got into it with Niko, Mimi’s boyfriend (we’re not sure how the argument started), on the set of Niko’s video shoot (we’re told that K.Michelle was invited by Mimi). Words were exchanged and K.Michelle said some not-so-nice-sexual things about Niko, allegedly dropping the ‘F’ word a few times. We’re not sure what exactly was said by Niko. Anywho, K. Michelle felt that Mimi should have intervened. And from that point on, K. Michelle has felt like Mimi betrayed her, by not defending her at the video shoot, instead siding with her boyfriend.

Don’t shake…unless you’re ready to get shook!


49ers’ Delanie Walker’s aunt and uncle killed in Louisiana car wreck after

Super Bowl

Alice and Bryan Young flank Delanie Walker at the Super Bowl.Tragic news out of Louisiana, as the aunt and uncle of 49ers tight end Delanie Walker were killed in a car accident near New Orleans after leaving the Super Bowl.

Alice and Bryan Young of Pomona, Calif. were stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 10 in St. Charles Parish when a driver hit them as she veered off the highway. Nechole Thomas, 26, of Houston was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated and reckless operation of a vehicle.

Walker is the cousin of Alice Young's son DeAndre Williams, a standout high school football player. Williams was invited to go to the game but said he declined to focus on schoolwork and track practice.

"We lost some good people," Walker wrote on Twitter with an accompanying photo. "They will be missed. I love y'all so much."

Jacoby Jones wants a ‘Dancing With The Stars’ spot, expresses his desire in hilarious way

Is Jacoby Jones poised to become the breakout star of Super Bowl XLVII? After catching a long touchdown from Joe Flacco and then breaking away from the San Francisco 49ers for a 108-yard kickoff return at the start of Sunday's second half, it certainly looks that way.

In the days since the Super Bowl triumph, Jones has landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated and then on Jimmy Kimmel's set on Thursday night. But while those sorts of honors normally come with his level of Super Bowl accomplishments, it's his sense of humor and personality that could land him on the only show currently capable of making someone a household name.

We're talking, of course, about "Dancing With The Stars," the ABC powerhouse that put Emmitt Smith, Hines Ward and Jerry Rice (among many others) on a first-name basis with the hausfraus and mee-maws of America. Jones was asked if he'd like to join the upcoming season 16 of the hit show by Kimmel and he hilariously said 'yes' in no uncertain terms.

Here's a partial transcript of the clip you can view above:

(Getty Images)Kimmel: Would you consider being on Dancing With The Stars? As a representative of the ABC television network, I would like to offer you the chance to compete on Dancing With The Stars. What do you think about that?

Jones: Let me ask you this: Do polar bears poo on ice?

Kimmel: I'm relatively sure that they do, although I've not witnessed it ...

Jones: I hope they don't do it in water, that would be nasty!

Kimmel: So you would do that (go on DWTS)?"

Jones: Oh yes sir ... I'll get it done. I'll get it done, baby.

It's unclear whether Jimmy Kimmel has the authority to dole out spots on Dancing With The Stars, but they can certainly do a lot worse than Jacoby Jones given the quality of some of their "stars" in recent seasons. We say that Jones deserves a place on the show.

Jones' entire interview with Kimmel is worth your time. Watch as the New Orleans native delivers some good quips on whether he should have been named Super Bowl MVP, why he was thankful for the Superdome blackout and what might have happened if his mother's home cooking had poisoned the entire team before the big game:

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How Does Beyoncé Calm Her Nerves? She Bangs Jay-Z, That's How!

How Does Beyoncé Calm Her Nerves? She Bangs Jay-Z, That's How!

Before her performance at the 2013 Super Bowl, where she provided the halftime entertainment, Beyoncé revealed during a press conference that she has a foolproof method for calming her nerves and it's having sex with her husband Jay-Z.

"When I get nervous or I don't have everything together I like to make love to my husband," the singer said at the pre-Bowl press conference. Wow, that was candid. Bey is usually (Sasha) fiercely private about her personal life and her relationship, but she really shared there, didn't she?!

It's not uncommon for people to get it on in order to help them relax in times of great nervousness and to blow off -ahem!- steam during stressful times.

Jay-Z is one lucky guy, ain't he?

This quote didn't get much mileage earlier this week, since people were talking about Bey's performance and they were still wrapped up in the lip-sync drama at the inauguration last month. But we are sort of loving it.

What did you think of Beyonce's Super Bowl XLVII halftime performance earlier this week? What do you do to calm your nerves in periods of great stress?

—Maggie Pannacione

Boxer Andre Berto has a new look after his loss to Robert Guerrero

Andre Berto and ... Andre Berto. (AP Images)

Those two gentlemen there appear to be different people, but here's the shocking truth: They're the same man!

That's Andre Berto, former 147-pound welterweight champ, after taking a merciless 12-round beating at the gloves of Robert Guerrero on Saturday night. Guerrero won on a unanimous decision, and is now 31-1-1 with 18 knockouts. Berto is now 28-2, and gave almost as good as he got, impressive for a guy who fought most of the fight with his right eye swollen shut.

"I did tell Andre I was going to beat him down, so I had to be a man of my word," Guerrero said afterward, and that photo above is evidence of that. "But he did defend himself like a true champ."

Berto, meanwhile, complained about the officiating: "He was coming in, grabbing and holding me. Every time I tried to get off, the referee kept warning me for shots," he said, but was gracious in defeat: "At the end of the day, Robert fought a good fight and he got the win." The judges saw it the same way, unanimously scoring it 116-110 in favor of Guerrero.

That swelling will go down soon enough, which is good because you probably don't want to go through life looking like one of the mole people or something out of Pan's Labyrinth. You know, Andre, it's probably best just to stay away from mirrors altogether for the next few weeks.

-Follow Jay Busbee on Twitter at @jaybusbee.-

Olivier Martinez - Halle Berry's Ex Takes A Beating From Olivier Martinez, And Gets Charged For It Too!

23 November 2012

Halle Berry's Ex Takes A Beating From Olivier Martinez, And Gets Charged For It Too!

Olivier Martinez and Gabriel Aubry apparently came to blows over Thanksgiving dinner at Halle Berry's home yesterday (Nov 22), with the two love rivals playing fisticuffs with each other after a heated argument got nasty.

According to TMZ, it was Aubry, Halle's ex and father to their daughter Nahla who threw the first punches of the night, but it was still he who ended up geting knocked out cold (depending on who you believe) and Aubry who got to spend the rest of Thanksgiving in police company. Although it still being disputed as to whether Gabriel was in fact knocked out, we do know that he suffered a broken rib, contusions on his face, and possibly a more serious head injury. Meanwhile, Olivier may have broken his hand and suffered neck injuries, but still emerged victorious.

Olivier then made a citizen's arrest against Gabriel, pinning him to the ground until police arrived. Gabriel was escorted to the local ER and only a few hours later was joined by Olivier, who get his injuries treated just down the hall from where Gabriel was. As of now, Gabriel has been released from police custody, having had his bail set at $20,000 only a few moments before.

Fortunately, reports are also saying that Halle rushed out of the room with Nahla when things started getting particularly nasty, so they both missed the violence.


Dame Dash Says "Hip-Hop Bullsh*t" Fueling Perceived Jay-Z Feud

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 9:48PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon "Dame" Dash recently discussed the achievements Jay-Z has made, admitting he is proud to see his former affiliate enjoying success.

Despite a publicized mid-2000's split, Dame said he has nothing but love for Jay and even tipped his cap to Yeezy.

"[Did I make any mistakes?] Not at all, look at Jay-Z, look at everything, look at Kanye, every success they've had I'm proud of. Every time I see them on television, I know what I did. You know in life, there's tragedies, everyone has them, so even through the tragedies, I was able to deal with my tragedies in a way that other people usually can't. You understand what I'm saying? I'm doing what I want right now. I still feel crispy. Somebody told you [me and Jay are still cool?] I'm going to leave that one a mystery. I have nothing but good things to say about him. He's doing well. I think he's doing good, what he wants to be, he is and that's what counts." (Global Grind)

Dash also detailed the difference between their business and personal relationship.

"All we did is made a company together and sold the company and went and did other businesses. Why can't two black people do that? Like, that happens all the time. Like, it was a business arrangement obviously. And we do two different kinds of businesses, right? The business we did, we made a lot of money. All good. You know what I'm saying? Maybe what you might want to ask is about the friendship, what happened with that, but that's more personal. [Do I want to talk about that?] Not at all, I need [television personality] Dr. Phil for that one. [laughs] The interest in it is what tells me there could have been things I could have done different so it wouldn't be like that. ... There's a lot of perceptions and prejudices, like hip-hop bullsh*t with it and I wish it wasn't like that. The bottom line is we created one of the biggest movements independently of all time and that's a great thing." (Global Grind)

Back in August, former Roc-A-Fella rapper Memphis Bleek updated fans on his status with Dame.

"Dame is still cool. I seen him out in London not too long ago," Bleek said. "They put a video out on the Internet about us meeting. Dame has always been a good dude to me, man. He helped me a lot, like I said. ... So I could never say nothing wrong. Things just happen in life where certain people just go their certain way. I had no control over that. I was still a pup. ... Biggs is cool. I don't know whatever happened with his legal situation, but Biggs is my dude. Biggs has always been behind-the-scenes, quiet man." (MTV)

Back in 2009, Young Hov credited Dame for helping build their Rocawear clothing line.

"Dame did a great job when he was here," Hov said in an interview. "I just feel that I have a different way of running things, which I think is working out well. I let people make mistakes, and push them to be creative. I let a design team design. When they feel good about something they have created, it makes them want to do more. It makes them want to do their best. People are happy here. I'm not a controlling manager and I have a great team that makes me confident that things can run well when I'm on the road, and I'm proud of that...Our goal is to make Rocawear a $1 billion company," he said. "It may take us more time than we would like since the economy is in the shape that it's in, but I'm confident that we will get there." (Women's Wear Daily)

 Check out Dame Dash's interview:

D-Wade Calls Out Jay-Z For Not Showing Love

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 12:51PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Miami Heat champion Dwyane Wade poked fun at Brooklyn Nets minority owner Jay-Z hours before Wednesday (November 7) night's 103-73 blow-out win in South Beach.

Before Wednesday's game, D-Wade referenced Young Hov not showing up during his free agent run in summer 2010 but trying to win over teammate LeBron James a year later.

Wade drew laughter after the morning shootaround, pretending he was miffed about Nets part-owner Jay-Z not attending the meeting when the team tried wooing him as a free agent in 2010 -- but that the rapper appeared in person for James' sit-down that summer with the team. "True," James said. (ESPN)

Miami Herald sports writer Joseph Goodman also quoted Wade's remark prior to tip-off.

"Dwyane Wade's biggest take away from his 2010 free-agent meeting with the Nets: "Jay-Z wasn't there. He was there for LeBron."," he tweeted November 7th. (Joseph Goodman's Twitter)

Both James and Wade spoke on the Nets's inaugural season after moving from New Jersey to Brooklyn this season.

"It was very exciting to think about Brooklyn, to think about being the first to do it,' said Wade, speaking candidly for the first time about his meeting with Mikhail Prokhorov and Nets officials in the summer of 2010. 'I knew what they were embarking on was going to be exciting, but at that time that was two years away. We were at the point where we wanted to do it right away.' James agreed, saying the Brooklyn vision 'was hard to see from where they were at the time.' But both lauded the move to Brooklyn as transformational. James said he called 'my mentor' Jay Z to congratulate him after the opener last week. 'It's what they've had in the works,' James said. 'Seeing that dream come true (for Jay Z), not only for the city of Brooklyn, but we all know he's from Brooklyn, and having ownership in the team, I think it's great for him, as well, to be a part of something so special. It's great for the city.' (New York Daily News)

Wade reportedly left Brand Jordan last month and joined forces with a new overseas sneaker company.

Take that, Nike. Dwayne Wade of the Heat has signed a deal with the Chinese company Li-Ning to create an apparel and footwear line called... drum roll please... Wade. Li-Ning, which was found by the Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Li Ning, said Wade "will serve as the centerpiece of the corporation's growing international basketball strategy, and be shaped by an unprecedented level of creative and strategic direction from the two-time N.B.A. champion," according to a statement released by the company on Wednesday. (New York Times)

50 Cent & Floyd Mayweather Get $10 Million To Knuckle Up

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 12:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

G-Unit's 50 Cent and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. have the opportunity to become a lot richer with reports of a $10 million fight offer resting on the table.

According to reports, they both would receive $5 million to publicly take out their frustrations on one another face-to-face.

Rapper 50 Cent and boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather have been offered $5 million each to settle their beef inside a boxing ring. The two men, who were best friends, recently had a falling out over some business arrangements and have been slamming each other on Twitter. Eccentric billionaire Alki David and Celebrity Boxing Owner Damon Feldman have offered the men a huge pay day to square off in a three round boxing match. David says the match will air live on Filmon.com and Battlecam.com, two of his websites. (RumorFix)

The boxing promoter has also provided some context to why the fight would be on equal playing ground despite Fif's lack of professional experience.

The men will have to wear headgear and the oversized boxing gloves for the three two-minute rounds. "50 has been Boxing for years and has a sizeable difference over Floyd but it equals out with Floyd's experience," says Alki. Alki most recently offered Chris Brown and Drake $5 Million each to settle their grudge over Rihanna in the ring, but Drake pulled out of the potential match. (RumorFix)

Despite the offer, Fif recently revealed they allegedly staged their Twitter feud.

"I'm sick of all this nonsense Floyd asked me to act like were fighting cause no one was paying any attention after his 60 days.#SMSaudio," Fif tweeted November 5th.
"Domestic violence is very serious my apologies,my grand mother said we need to stop playing I'm done sorry#SK"
"I know some the thing we do in hip hop for shock value are wrong. He just wanted some attention Floyd is like a brother to me.#SMSaudio"
"I always tweet thing for him like follow his fiancée and help promote him but one, I'm done with please don't ask me about it. #SMSaudio" (50 Cent's Twitter)

Prior to 50's comments, Mayweather, Jr. took shots at the G-Unit head last weekend.

"Wayne, Kanye, Ross and Drake are running the rap world."
"Men lie.. women lie numbers don't lie. Wayne, Drake, Rick Ross, Kanye please help this boy pic.twitter.com/C90vrO5q" (Floyd Mayweather, Jr.'s Twitter)


Penn State Player Suing Rick Ross for Stretching Out a Jersey He Borrowed During an in School Performance…

penn state player sues

PENNSYLVANIA — “What? He think he just gon f*ck me over like Sandusky did them kids?” Says Penn State offensive tackle Donovan Smith about the player exclusive jersey he let rapper Rick Ross wear on stage during a concert stop at Penn state for his 2012 MMG Tour.

“My jersey just sliding off me during practice” Says Donovan about how his jersey now favors a king size bed sheet. “I can’t win conference championships in this sh*t” Donovan claims he simply asked Rick Ross to reimburse him for the damages done to his jersey and he refused stating the Jersey was already ‘roomy’ when he put it on to perform.

Donovan’s lawsuit says it is now virtually unwearable by anyone under 400 lbs and plans to push this forward to show Rick Ross that even a former correctional officer isn’t above the law.


Game Says 40 Glocc's Lying About Street Fight


  They Ain't Letting Up: Rick Ross In Deep Trouble With The Alabama *Gangster Disciples *


Video After The Jump


Rick Ross' problems with the Gangster Disciples is spreading. First it was Georgia, now it's the Alabama GD's sending threats Ross' way.


As we previously reported, Ross offended the notorious street gang by putting his face on the six point star the group uses on the cover of his mixtape, The Black Bar Mitzvah. He also angered them by mentioning incarcerated Gangster Disciple leader Larry Hoover's name in the song "Blowing Money Fast."



According to both videos that have been released Ross was supposed to pay money to the GD's for the disrespect shown. Because he hasn't they are putting pressure on him and the rest of MMG.


Ross might want to get that checkbook out ASAP.

A Dollar Bill Found in the Birth Canal of Tyga’s Girlfriend During Delivery of Their Baby…

It ain’t no secret that Tyga’s baby mama is an ‘ex-stripper’ from King of

Diamonds in Miami, but how many times does that life carry over into the

delivery room? Last night she gave birth to their son King Diamonds


Well this is what the Doctor who delivered Tyga & Blac Chyna’s baby

had to say:

“About 2 hours into the delivery we recovered a single dollar bill from the

birth canal on which there was only a phone number with the name

Jerome written in permanent marker.”

According to sources in the delivery room Tyga thought nothing of it and

in fact framed the dollar and plans to hang it up in his new mansion he

purchased for $6 million dollars earlier this week.

Shyne Says Rappers Don't Want Beef:

"No World Star Fist Fights - Back To My Wife Hunt"

Friday, Nov 2, 2012 9:47AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Former Bad Boy Records rapper Shyne has offered his take on what really encompasses beefs and revealed his current search for a woman to call wife.

According to Shyne Po, too much is made of beefs only being what people see in the media.

"People don't understand what beef is. For real street guys Beef is somebody maybe a few bodies gotta die. No world star fist fights. Chill," Shyne tweeted November 2nd.
"Bak to my wife hunt. From now on I am an Israeli/belizean/Ethiopian exchange student studying abroad. No bugatti no lambo's no fame" (Shyne's Twitter)

Last week, Shyne scolded West Coast rapper Game for slamming him after he labeled hip-hop newcomer Kendrick Lamar's new studio debut "trash."

"Everybody's gassing him and his album is where everybody's gassing him where my son, my student, The Game, I threw weapons to this zombie. I gave him life. I remember when I was in Clinton and that dude] was calling me, begging me for the co-sign, begging me to get on the album," Shyne said in an interview. "And proof. I'm not no new jack. Proof. For the last 12 years, he's been screaming Shyne. Shyne, Shyne, Shyne. That's my son. Literally. My son. For him to get all emotional and start crying like a chick, I don't really get it, you dig? I don't really get it. I said how I felt, wasn't no disrespect. It's trash. That's how I felt." (Vlad TV)

Prior to Shyne's comments, Game publicly warned him of what could potentially go down between them.

"Whenever a shot is taken at Kendrick, I think that's the pool I'ma dive in head-first, whether there is water there or not," Game said in an interview. "Personally, I think Shyne should just back away and let the kid breathe and if not, I don't know, we might find ourselves face-to-face or sh-- that nobody really wants to see happen. Kendrick is non-confrontational, he's not a thug, he's not a gang banger, he's just a dope, hip-hop lyricist, but he's from the streets and he got a lot of ties out here and a lot of good hood n---as with him and I'm one of them." (MTV)

The former Bad Boy has kept busy as of late, airing out his issues with fellow artists like Rick Ross and Diddy.

"He's the ultimate creep, so creeps stick together. That's why those two [Ross and Diddy] roll hard, because he's the ultimate creep. Listen, I'm a gentleman. I try to have honor with everything that I do. So it's not about Shyne being mad and Shyne hating. Proof of that is that I gave this creep the opportunity to redeem himself and correct the mistake that he knows that he made, that he's expressed to me over and over again," Shyne added. "But he's a creep. He pretends to be sorry. Maybe he even wants to be sorry. But he's so much of a creep, he just can't find that part of himself. Like when he say God is great, I think he's talking about himself. He thinks he's God. He has no accountability." (Hot 97

Curtis Scoon Replies To New York Daily News’ Report Implicating Him In Jam Master Jay’s Death


(AllHipHop News) Curtis Scoon, the man the New York Daily News implicated in the murder of Jam Master Jay, has come forward to rebuff today’s article.

Jam Master Jay, born Jason Mizell, was gunned down on October 30, 2002 at his Queens, New York recording studio, 24/7.

Despite the fact that there were five direct witnesses to the murder, the New York Police Department has never been able to turn up a suspect, or any credible leads regarding the murder of one of music’s best-known figures.

A report in today’s New York Daily News titled “10 Years Later, Murder of Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC Unsolved,” claims that Jam Master Jay was murdered after a hit was ordered, to settle a drug debt to Hollis, Queens native, Curtis Scoon.

“I read the article in today’s New York Daily News and was taken aback by the persistent efforts to connect me to the tragic death of Jason Mizell,” Curtis Scoon told AllHipHop.com in an exclusive statement today (October 23).

I addressed my non-involvement in this crime several months back with “#ScoonTV.” I believe readers will find it quite informative.”

As previously reported, Ronald “Tinard” Washington admitted to playing a role in the murder [as well as the murder of Randy "Stretch" Walker], after he confessed to committing the crimes to his former girlfriend, who told investigators.

Washington is currently serving a 17-year sentence, for robbing a string of motels in 2007, after he became homeless.

A source told AllHipHop.com that Washington’s admission was short of credible, which is why no charges were ever brought against him or anyone else connected to the case.

Sources also told AllHipHop.com that a Grand Jury was convened to investigate Jam Master Jay’s murder, but it was disbanded for unknown reasons.

There were five people in the recording studio when Jam Master Jay was killed: Randy Allen, his sister Lydia Allen High, Uriel “Pretty Tony” Rincon, Mike B, an unidentified female singer and Jam Master Jay.

Investigators told the New York Daily News that none of the witnesses that were in the recording studio would identify the gunman or his accomplice.

The killer apparently knew Jay since Lydia buzzed him in and Jay and his murderer allegedly embraced, just before he was shot.

Jam Master Jay and Ronald “Tinard” Washington were associates, although there was definitely tension between the pair in the month’s leading up to Jam Master Jay’s murder.

“Jay knew these guys since he was a kid,” a source told AllHipHop.com in a previous interview on the matter. “We all knew Tinard’s history, he was in and out of jail. He f**kin shot his own cousin and paralyzed him and put him in a wheel chair. We go in and out-of-town, and Jay’s cousin got Tinard living in Jay’s f**cking crib. The crib Jay’s father left for him. He got Tinard living there. Jay wasn’t pleased and said ‘he gotta come up outta there.’

“They all know Tinard and whoever that shot Jay because he [Tinard] lived in that house,” the source told AllHipHop.com, adding that the gun used to commit the murder of Jam Master Jay may have been stolen from the same house.

Randy Allen, who was in the studio at the time of the murder, believes that Uriel “Pretty Tony” Rincon may hold the key to solving the entire case.

“”When I came in the studio, Mike B was standing there, the girl was standing there, Jay was playing the game, Tony was playing the game,”” Randy Allen told AllHipHop.com. ““I said ‘What’s up Jay, Tony, hurry up and finish the game.’ All the people that know that I ain’t got nothing to do with it are motherf**kers I could never ever trust, because they ain’t revealing it, they are just holding it to themselves, so who the f**k are they?”

““What makes it worse is he [the killer] is running around in the neighborhood,” Allen told AllHipHop.com. “People who live in Hollis where Jay came from, they might be scared or nervous and not wanting to say s**t as they don’t want that n***a coming around and shooting up their family; so they sit back and keep their mouth shut.”

Gucci Mane Calls Nicki Minaj & French Montana Phony: "You Can't Expect Them To Keep It Real"

Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 10:16AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane recently shared his thoughts on past associates, specifically Nicki Minaj and French Montana, and why keeping it real is a dying quality in today's times.

Asked about helping spark Nicki's career, Gucci said the Young Money star has forgotten her pre-fame roots.

"It's like when she came to Atlanta, she gave me a shout-out, said I helped her and her career," Gucci said referring to Nicki. "But at the end of the day, I think a lot of times you just keep it real with somebody, you can't expect them to keep it real with you. I told you man, this industry thing, they want to be famous and people forget how to keep it real and forget the people who helped them get to where they're at. As soon as that money starts coming in, the people start, that fame [is no joke.] It bothers like every artist when they first start coming in. They start thinking whatever they make is hot, every song they make is hot, everybody hate on them that don't play their records. I've seen so many people's careers go down so I tip my hat to Nicki for being a hard worker but at the same time, she knows she didn't keep it real." (Hot 107.9)

He also took note of French Montana blowing up and not paying homage to his pre-Bad Boy Records days.

"French Montana, no, he ain't keep it real," Gucci added. "See my thing is, I ain't going out of my way to even tell somebody they act real or act fake or lame because all that, that's got nothing to do with me. When it starts spilling into my business and my affairs, I'm a vocal person, I do speak on it." (Hot 107.9)

Over the summer, Minaj credited her time running with Waka Flocka Flame for cementing their bond.

"Waka Flocka is my brother. People know that I go way back with him and whatever he needs me to do, it gets done," Minaj said. "He called me, he sent me a song, I said, 'It's nothing.' I was finishing up my album and I said, 'You know? I got you, it's nothing.'" When asked if her relationship with Waka has remained intact over the years, the Queens rapper seemed confused by the question, addressing Waka directly: "Still cool? Why wouldn't we be still cool, babe?" (MTV)

In May, Flocka said his past stints behind bars resulted in Minaj eventually siding with Lil Wayne's Young Money team.

"Yea, I can say that. 'Cause when I was around... I ain't tryin' sound like I'm some He-Man, n*gga. But, Nicki, that's my n*gga, like. If I probably never went to jail. I probably never would have been rappin'," Flocka said in an interview. "I'd be doin' the same thing I did with Gooch. All the f*ckery she probably got, that sh*t [would] be to the minimum." (XXL Mag)

Game & Nipsey Hussle Warn Shyne That His

“West Coast Pass Is Revoked”

by Sydney Lace

Shyne has outted himself as the original “mad rapper” after he was exiled from the US. Since then, he has had Twitter meltdowns against Diddy, Cassie, Rick Ross, and most recently, Kendrick Lamar.

Related: Hip-Hop Rumors: Shyne Says “Good Kid, Terrible Album” About Kendrick Lamar’s New LP

Well, West Coast representers Game and Nipsey Hussle didn’t take too kindly to Shyne’s outburst about Kendrick Lamar’s new LP being “trash.” In addition to Nispey revoking Shyne’s “West Coast pass,” Game called him a “b*tch” and said that HE was “trash.” Check out the Twitter war below:

This is no longer amusing. Shyne needs to have a seat somewhere. Aren’t both Shyne and Game suppose to be religious now? This isn’t very God-like.

Shyne Blasts Diddy (Again), Sets Tentative Date For

U.S. Performance


After making it well-known that he was “disgusted” by Rick Ross’ sworn portrayal of gang life and the Jewish culture on the Black Bar Mitzvah mixtape, Shyne kept the ball rolling in a new interview with AllHipHop.com.

Shyne was deported from the United States almost a year to the day (October 2009), after serving nine years in prison for an infamous shooting in 1999 involving Diddy, Jennifer Lopez, Shyne and Diddy’s former bodyguard Anthony “Wolf” Jones.

Jones was also implicated in the now infamous 1999 Manhattan club shooting with Diddy and J. Lo. Jones, who was tragically murdered outside an Atlanta, Georgia nightclub in 2003, was a close associate of Diddy’s.

Shyne admitted he resented Diddy and then blasted the Hip-Hop mogul, who he claims failed to take care of Wolf’s extended family.

“The testament to that is the way he treats Anthony Wolf Jones’ mother and his family. If it wasn’t for Anthony Wolf Jones, he [Diddy] wouldn’t be alive today. I know this for a fact,” Shyne told AllHipHop.com. “Suge Knight was on his back and Wolf was the guy that kept Diddy alive. You would think that after he passed away he would have gratitude forever, especially when you think about the way that he’s rolling. How you not sending your man’s kid’s off to college? How you not take care of your man’s mother mortgage?”

Aside from his issues with Diddy, those fans looking to hear Shyne perform songs off his Gangland project like the popular “Meyer Lansky” track featuring Pusha-T can expect to hear him live stateside in March of next year.

“We working on that and for whatever reason President Obama don’t see the benefit that I bring to the African and Latin-American impoverished communities throughout the United States of America,” Shyne told AllHipHop.com. “He doesn’t seem to get the fact that [there is] nobody more [qualified] than myself to speak to these kids in an honest way with integrity, that can influence them to change their lives and turn their lives around. He doesn’t get the fact that I’m the spokesperson to combat the violence in inner cities. But we working on getting that visa, so I should be in the United States in March of 2013, with or without Obama.”

Fans can also download Shyne’s mixtape, Gangland here: Shyne – Gangland

Crazy Guy Takes PCP, Gets Naked, Attempts Grand Theft Auto, Poops in Police Car, and EatsOwn Finger

Crazy Guy Takes PCP, Gets Naked, Attempts Grand Theft Auto, Poops in Police Car, and Eats Own Finger

A Jersey man, Jargett Washington, entered a busy intersection the other day and got all nice and naked. He then ran around, banged on motorists' windows and screamed nonsense at them. His next step was to try to steal a car, but was fought off by the driver. At this point, the police showed up who, after a struggle, got him into a cop car and took him to the hospital. The hospital, no doubt eager to get rid of the violent lunatic, released him back to the police very quickly.

Washington decided that the best way to protest having been put in a jail cell was to spit on police officers through the bars, and try to gnaw his own finger off. The police took this as an excuse to try to pawn him off on the hospital again, but the medical professionals sent him back to jail. On his way back he dropped a steaming one in the back seat of the cop car. Once he found himself in jail again, he bit off and ate his own finger, which allowed the police to get him admitted to the hospital for real. Third time's the charm.

Whats amazing about this story is that bath salts played no part in it. It was just good old fashioned PCP. To paraphrase Old Spice commercials: "PCP: if your grandfather hadn't used it, it wouldn't have taken seven 12-guage shots to bring him down after he had sex with a police cruiser."

Related: Woman With Ceramic Baseball Trashes A-Rod's Mercedes Dealership

[via NJ.com

Mike Tyson’s Abandoned 1980s Mansion in Southington, Ohio

In the 1980′s it was looking like Mike Tyson would go down as the greatest boxer of all time. (See: Mike Tyson Savage Knockouts) He was on top of the world making money hand over fist and built this 5-bedroom, 10,000 square foot house on a 60-acre property in Southington, Ohio. Why in Southington, Ohio we may never know but Tyson spared no expense. The house features an indoor pool, full outdoor basketball court, and tiger cages on-site. The all-night dance parties were probably unbelievable.


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50 Cent Blames Fake Rappers For Hurting


"A Gangsta Is Bobbing To A Cop"

G-Unit's 50 Cent had choice words for some unnamed individuals last night (October 17) when he got onto Twitter and gave his take on what has hurt the rap game.

Along with bigging up his delayed Street King Immortal LP, Fif dished out his problems with some rap newcomers and artists who willingly take shots at him.

"I manage my self now that Chris lighty has passed. I'm not going to rush my album out.now that I'm doing both job's," he tweeted.
"Hip hop has been damaged by fake fraudulent artist who just say anything.now it seems like authenticity means nothing. SMSaudio"
"The culture is so confused a gangsta is bobbing to a cop LMAO think about it,It's just the facts.SMSaudio"
"Don't ask for the old 50 a artist has to grow and do new things. If I just did that style of music the same a** holes would be saying,no good it's the same."
"I'm not impressed by some of the new artist it feels like nothings new stop following trends be your self. SMSaudio"
"Rappers write cars,money,big house,big shot talk. The truth is they ain't got it man for real."
"It's funny when a new artist try's to go at me. Fool you got one car and it ain't paid for yet. LMAO"
"They can't do MTV cribs cause they live in the f?ckingCAR LMAO my God #SMSaudio" (50 Cent's Twitter)

Coincidentally, 50's rap rival Shyne called out Rick Ross last week over being a former correction officer.

"Yo listen blood, [he's] a straight cornball and I been saying that for a minute now. And one thing about Shyne Po, Shyne Po is consistent. I always speak my mind. I just find it curious that when Shyne Po do his Judaism thing and I'm on my Israelite thing, dudes was taking shots and poking fun at that and now, fat boy is coming out with Black Bar Mitzvah [mixtape]," Shyne said in an interview. "I have a lot of issues with him, but my most important issue is that to me, old boy is like Donnie Brasco. Dudes always say, he makes good music. It's not about that. It's about the integrity." (Hot 97)

This all comes on the heels of 50 recently engaging in a feud with Bad Boy's French Montana.

"French Montana you ain't Sh!t boy. You out your league talking about me you hoe.i read your little interview what the f*ck is you high.," Fif tweeted October 10th.
"French your Sh!t so weak you never had a song by your self fool. Ain't nobody's waiting to hear your verse. Girl"
"Do you realize this fool @Frenchmontana hasn't sold one record and talking about sales." (50 Cent's Twitter)

The rapper's remarks got sparked after Montana commented on his career taking a dip due to publicized beefs.

"You should avoid beef if you trying to make money. People get scared when you try to beef with people. In general, [even in street sh*t] nobody want to stand next to you if somebody about to shoot you, unless you have a a big lick [Ed. Note--A "lick" means a hustle.] They [used to] do that with 50 because 50 was the bank. They knew he was going to win. People ain't doing that [anymore] ... [The rap game's not built like that anymore]. No, it's over for that. It's gone, big time. They'll get you out so fast." (Complex)

College Concert Scam Leaves Nicki Minaj Furious!


This is pretty fucked up!

Nicki Minaj is pissed off - and rightfully so - that a scam artist managed to fool Montclair State University into thinking that they had booked the rapper for a concert!

After various messages went up promoting the concert on the school's Twitter page, Minaj got the news and immediately tweeted that they were being scammed!

She wrote:

what is this i'm hearing about a MSU concert? where and when is this concert supposed to be? i feel so bad 4 ppl who were scammed

i tell u guys all the time, if u don't see me tweet about it, its not real. i'm gonna figure out the bastards behind this MSU scam.


wen i find out the person responsible for this MSU scam i'm putting their name on twitter. scamming college kids? go to hell!


We seriously hope they find out who's behind this bullshit! So unfair!

Randy Travis found naked and drunk…look for story in future song

Well this is interesting. Just how much does one have to drink to get to this point?

Country music singer Randy Travis got himself into a little accident Tuesday night. He was hammered and crashed his vehicle in Texas. What’s weirder though is when police arrived after receiving a tip, he was laying next next to the road…naked.


Police say he was combative, threatening highway patrol officers. He also refused a blood alcohol test, so blood was drawn at the station. Something tells us that the trip to the station wasn’t enough time to get all of his booze out of his system.

Photo Caption: “Wahhhdeeaahh……onnot nekkit.”

With so many country singers that love to write songs about pickup trucks, booze and tragedy, we have to think that this makes it into a song at some point.

Maybe an excerpt from “Naked in Tioga (again)”:

Crashed my truck, took off my clothes
Where I threw them, God only knows
But here I am…
Naked in Tioga agaaaaiiiiinnnnnnn

Oh, and does it need to be said that he was charged with DWI?

tmz is maddd intrusive 

Amanda Bynes Smokes Weed In Her Car & Eats Fast Food


Amanda Bynes was driving aimlessly for hours Tuesday ... while smoking out of what appears to be a marijuana pipe and tooling around L.A. on a suspended license.

The photos -- obtained by TMZ -- show Bynes taking multiple hits out of a pipe that is designed to look like a cigarette lighter in your car.

In one shot, you see what appears to be remnants of marijuana in a cup holder. Some of the nugs appear burnt -- as if they had already been smoked

The car is a mess. Trash is strewn everywhere. There are stains on the seat, empty bottles, dog hair and various other items.

Amanda started her journey at Baja Fresh in the San Fernando Valley, where she smoked from the pipe in the restaurant parking lot and ate tacos. She then went to a spa, where she spent 3 hours. We're told Amanda then drove without purpose for several hours, sometimes cutting off other drivers and violating various traffic laws. Amanda ended up at Home Depot, where she again took a hit from the pipe in the parking lot.

TMZ has confirmed ... Amanda is driving illegally, because the DMV suspended her license on August 25. As for why her license was yanked, we believe it's because she refused to take a sobriety test when she was busted for DUI in April. In California, such refusal results in automatic license suspension.

TMZ broke the story ... Amanda has been charged with 2 hit-and-runs and various drivers have complained that she has either hit them as well or created peril.

captain barkey and tracy bennett pic Captain Barkeys Killer Commits Suicide In Florida


Captain Barkey and Tracy Bennett killer, Joseph Kernizan, has committed suicide in Florida just days after the gruesome murder in Bronx, New York.

While the reggae community is still mourning the death of veteran artist Captain Barkey, there is some new drama unfolding.

Was Captain Barkey Warned About Shooter Before His Murder?

Joseph Kernizan, the Haitian born man man accused of killing Barkey and his female companion last weekend has reported took his own life.

According to NYPD officials, Kernizan committed as a task force moved in on him at a Florida apartment. Kernizan, 42, shot himself once in the head before police could arrest him. Police reports say that Kernizan tried to escape before killing himself, but quickly realized that the building was surrounded by police officers.

Dancehall Mourns The Death Of Captain Barkey

Joseph Kernizan, shot and killed captain Barkey, born Wayne Hamilton, and his female companion, Tracy Bennett, outside a Bronx motel on Saturday morning.

Kernizan was the ex-boyfriend of Tracy Bennett. The two shared two children who are now without both their parents. Bennett had gotten a restraining order against Kernizan prior to her murder.

Barkey’s killing sparked widespread outcry in the reggae music community.


Public Enemy's Flavor Flav arrested

After 'threatening fiancé's son with a knife'

By Celeste Morgan


Public Enemy star Flavor Flav has been arrested after allegedly threatening his fiancé's son with a knife.

His girlfriend of eight years, Elizabeth Trujillo, called 911 during a heated argument with the star, according to online reports.

Flavor Flav, real name William Jonathan Drayton Junior, was arrested at his Las Vegas home around 3am on Wednesday.

Mugshot: Flavor Flav was arrested on Wednesday in Las Vegas on suspicion of domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon

Mugshot: Flavor Flav, real name William Jonathan Drayton Junior, was arrested on Wednesday in Las Vegas on suspicion of domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon

He faces charges of felony assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor domestic violence.

The 53-year-old was later released on $23,000 bail.

Police sources told TMZ that Drayton was accused of 'getting physical' with his fiancee before threatening her son with a knife.

What time is it: Flavor Flav AKA William Jonathan Drayton Jr arrested


Katt Williams Can't Dodge Cops, Detained In Los Angeles

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012 10:27AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Famed comedian Katt Williams reportedly ran into some legal woes early Wednesday (October 17) morning after police detained him over a possible gun-related charge.

Details of his detainment hit the Internet early Wednesday morning.

Katt Williams was hauled in by LAPD early this morning for a possible gun violation at a Hollywood nightclub. Law enforcement sources tell us police got a call around 1AM that someone was brandishing a gun at Supper Club ... and when officers arrived on scene a witness identified Katt as the suspect. We're told police did not find a gun on Katt, but when they found one in his car -- Katt and two other members of his entourage were taken into custody for questioning. Police have since released one of the men, and booked another on an unrelated traffic warrant. Katt is still being held. (TMZ)

Shortly after making widespread headlines, Williams got released from police custody.

4:55AM PT: Katt was just released without any charges. We're told the gun was unregistered and police are trying to find out who owns it. Katt tells us it was all just a misunderstanding. (TMZ)

Last summer, Williams found himself in handcuffs after a heated situation led to a felony charge.

Actor and comedian Katt Williams will be in court Tuesday, after being arrested in a standoff with a tractor driver at a home in Palmdale. Williams was arrested Saturday afternoon for felony intimidating a witness. Police say several women on the property allegedly pelted a tractor driver with rocks. When the driver tried to leave the property, Williams allegedly blocked the exit with his SUV, and would not move until Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies arrived. Deputies arrested the three women for assault with a deadly weapon and Williams for felony intimidation of a witness. (KTLA)

Months later, he made more bad press following a comedy show incident.

In August, the comedian was reportedly kicked out of his own comedy show after getting "belligerent" with those in attendance. Although his second show was cancelled as a result, Williams returned to the comedy club later that night, resulting in a quick call to the police. (Inquisitr)

Jay-Z Gives Chris Brown A Stern Warning Not To Hurt Rihanna Again..!

by Sydney Lace

Pusha T Reveals “New God Flow” Diss Record Was Aimed At Birdman!

Pusha T has not been shy about expressing his dislike for the boys over at Ca$h Money/YMCMB. Their beef has gone on for quite some time now and has thankfully stayed on wax. His issue has primarily been with Lil’ Wayne and Drake, but now in a new interview with Hip Hop Wired, Pusha reveals that his “New God Flow” diss record, was really aimed at Birdman! Check out what he said about it below:

“New God Flow” was about, in my view, something I read in a Birdman interview that I didn’t like. He said something like “G.O.O.D. Music isn’t nothing” and it had nothing to do with Wayne or Drake per se. That was Birdman saying whatever he wanted to say and that was the basis of where all of my lines came from. Everybody else was on their love of Hip-Hop s**t.

It looks like this beef is about to heat up again Let’s just hope Lil’ Wayne can come up with a better record than “Ghoulish”.

Email me your rumors at SydneyLaceAHH@gmail.com

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Lil Wayne Kisses Stevie J On Stage


         O.J. Simpson Adds Khloe Kardashian to His Will?

*She's a chip off the old block T...

O.J. Simpson and Khloe K. rumors have been swirling for years. Is OJ really her father? Now the story goes O.J. Simpson included Khloe Kardashian in his multi-million dollar will — To add fuel to the flames, the National Enquirer ran a story yesterday that said an inside source claims to have further proof that Simpson fathered a love child with Kris Jenner. This is some juicy stuff, Kris Jenner even must appreciate this script.-TO

Khloe Kardashian’s Real Father is O.J. Simpson?

Oprah Dreams of O.J. Simpson Confession

   Chad Johnson Had A Paid Affair With Stripper?

I catch what's open T...

Recently out of work NFL reciever Chad Johnson allegedly had a steamy relationship with stripper Amber Priddy, all the while still courting his future wife Evelyn Lozada. The source said: ‘Chad has been paying Amber $2000 a month for her apartment and flying her in and out of Miami so they could meet up.’ According to court documents the exotic dancer, who was formerly the Black Men Magazine Model Of The Year has now been evicted from her apartment, and is now seeking another sucker to cover her bills. Bad Chad is definitely not the best judge of character. -TO

The Country Wants Their Money Back from Chad

Ochocinco’ Johnson Already Found Another Job



d(o_O)b. ..RiGHT HERE..-> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8TaYf41n2I

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Bad Boy Protégé Confirms 50 Cent & Diddy Near-Fight Incident [Video]

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 4:05PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne


Bad Boy Records' Machine Gun Kelly has confirmed recent talks and rumors about his boss Diddy and G-Unit's 50 Cent squaring off at the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta.

According to MGK, tense moments developed right before the publicized Gunplay incident.

"I was about to go say 'what's up' and introduce myself to Gunplay right when that was about to happen," MGK said in an interview. "Right before that happened 50 came up to Puff - I think it was the other way around -- I don't like to stay in one place I like to roam and just look at people so I was just roaming through the trailers and I just remember 50 coming up outside of Puff's trailer and being like, but Puff was on the inside of his trailer so he said to somebody and was like, 'What kind of money Puff say he was getting again? I can count that sh*t on one hand man'...I thought it was all funny and sarcastic and then two seconds later the whole Gunplay thing popped off." ("The Breakfast Club")

Last week, an alleged near-fight photo of 50 and Diddy hit the Internet.

When MediaTakeOut.com told you that rapper 50 cent and mogul Diddy got into a FIGHT at the BET Hip Hop Awards - some of y'all ain't believe it . . . but now we have PHOTOS!!! MediaTakeOut.com exclusively obtained pics that show EXACTLY how serious it got between Diddy and Fif. Here's what happened. Diddy and 50 started cracking jokes BACK AND FORTH - in a friendly way. But at some point, 50 started getting UPSET. His jokes went from PLAYFUL . .. to DISRESPECTFUL. Fifty eventually got so RILED UP . . . that he called Diddy a "b*tch." (Media Take Out)

Additional reports suggested Fif fueled the tense incident.

Man, it seems like someone put something in the punch at last night's BET Hip-Hop Awards, because there was way too much confrontation. An exclusive source tells us that 50 Cent and Diddy almost came to blows while they were backstage at the show. According to our source, Diddy and 50 were backstage laughing and joking with one another when things suddenly got serious. One of Diddy's jokes hit too close to home with 50 Cent, and he called Diddy a "Bitch Ni**a." "It was crazy! They were joking with one another one minute, and the next minute, 50 Cent was all up in Diddy's face calling him a b*tch ni**a." Fortunately, Diddy realized that he is too old for BS like that, and according to a Media Take Out snitch, got up and said that he has "too much money" for that and he left. 50 Cent must have been on one last night. I guess now that he and Fat Joe are cool, he needs a new nemesis to bully. (All Hip Hop Rumors)

Back in 2010, the G-Unit head pubicly taunted Puffy in an interview.

"His music sucks," 50 said in an interview. "It's bad. He's not an artist anyway, so it doesn't really matter. When you think about it, is he a rapper? Because he says he doesn't write rhymes, he writes checks. Like the same things that I would say are wrong with a Rick Ross project, it's not authenticity to what he's doing. Now he's a singer? I think that's Kanye West's part. Kanye's an artist, if he's making those artistic choices -- it's different. Puff is just buying a record and singing. Nobody's buying [Last Train to Paris.] He even said it himself that he doesn't expect it to sell, he doesn't care about the sales, he's just using it as a promotional tool and standing next to these fools is a promotional tool too. Why does Rick Ross remind him of Biggie? Any Biggie fan objects to that. So how can he say that?" (Jam N 94.5


Rap mogul Jay-Z brought one of his memorable "Empire State of Mind" lines to life recently, returning to his "stash spot" for a special documentary taping.

According to reports, the opportunity first came about when Jay's production team went on the prowl for a menorah (sacred candelabrum).

"Took it to my stash spot, 560 State Street," Jay-Z raps in a memorable line from "Empire State of Mind." Now the current resident of the Brooklyn home recounts how he met Jay-Z...and gave him a menorah. Brooklyn writer Amit Wehle shared the unbelievable story with Fuse. Jay-Z's production team asked Wehle's brother-in-law (a devout Jew) for a menorah (a nine-branched candelabra lit each night during Hanukkah) to commemorate Jay's eight-day Barclays Center concert series. Hov and his crew wanted to light one candle for each night of the eight-concert run. A simple enough request, Wehle helped his brother-in-law out and received VIP concert tickets as a thank you. (Rap-Up)

This later led to Jay coming through to his old Brooklyn stomping ground.

That in and of itself would be amazing, but just days later, Wehle received another request from Hov's camp. This time a film crew wanted to shoot footage for an upcoming Jay-Z documentary at Wehle's apartment building, which just so happened to be Hov's old spot at 560 State Street. Wehle recalls Jay visiting the building and touring the property. "Jay-Z knocked on the door and took the crew on a brief tour of his old place," he said. "He pointed out where he slept, how he had the place set up with music equipment and where he worked on some of his hip-hop masterpieces in the late '90s." According to the building manager, the rap mogul was a good tenant. "There were never any noise issues," he said. "He was respectful of his neighbors." (Rap-Up)

Jay has continued to put on for his city as of late, most recently dropping a Live In Brooklyn EP to commemorate his Barclays Center run.

If you thought Jay-Z's celebration of Brooklyn ended with his eight-show Barclays run then you don't know Hov. On Thursday, H-O dropped Live in Brooklyn, a specially released digital EP featuring eight live songs and eight video clips from his October 6 show at the newly minted Barclays Center. "Is Brooklyn in the house?" Jay asks on the EP-opening "Empire State of Mind." It's impossible for any live recording to completely duplicate the concert-going experience, but the audio mix on Live In Brooklyn perfectly blends Jay's unassisted vocals with his Roc Boys backing band, his DJ Young Guru and of course the 19,000 fans in attendance. So, when Jay-Z spits his "[If] Jeezy's payin' LeBron" lyric on "Empire," the crowd's "I'm payin' Dwayne Wade" response comes through crisp and clear. (MTV)

Rick Ross & French Montana Answer 50 Cent's Disses? "

H*e N*ggas Get Emotional Around The Holidays"

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 5:07PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

.Maybach Music Group's Rick Ross and affiliate French Montana have reportedly answered disses shot toward the Bad Boy Records rapper courtesy of G-Unit's 50 Cent.Although Ross came as subliminal in his comment, French made sure he

took a clear shot at Fif.

The saga between 50 Cent and French Montana officially continues with some new and interesting developments. You might recall that Fif ranted earlier today after he read Montana's interview with Complex, in which the Bronx MC noted that Fif could have been more successful if he steered clear of beefs. But now Montana has responded in kind, with a shot at 50's style and a RT from longtime 50 nemesis Rick Ross. You can peep the tweets below. "@50cent d*mnnn homie last year u was da mannnnn homieeeeeee wat da f*ckkk happen to uuuuuu" "stop wearning jean shots wit your knee cap showin swagless monkeyyyyyyyy #cokeboyssss lol" "RT @rickyrozay: y'all kno these h*e n*ggas get emotional around the holidays haaa" (Complex)

Earlier in the day, 50 hopped on Twitter and went off on Montana.

"French Montana you ain't Sh!t boy. You out your league talking about me you hoe.i read your little interview what the f*ck is you high.," Fif tweeted October 10th.
"French your Sh!t so weak you never had a song by your self fool. Ain't nobody's waiting to hear your verse. Girl"
"Do you realize this fool @Frenchmontana hasn't sold one record and talking about sales." (50 Cent's Twitter)

The rapper's remarks came after Montana commented on his career taking a dip due to publicized beefs.

"You should avoid beef if you trying to make money. People get scared when you try to beef with people. In general, [even in street sh*t] nobody want to stand next to you if somebody about to shoot you, unless you have a a big lick [Ed. Note--A "lick" means a hustle.] They [used to] do that with 50 because 50 was the bank. They knew he was going to win. People ain't doing that [anymore] ... [The rap game's not built like that anymore]. No, it's over for that. It's gone, big time. They'll get you out so fast." (Complex)

Ross' comments may have been sparked in light of Fif getting into a physical altercation with MMG's Gunplay.

This doesn't seem to be dying down anytime soon. Following their much-publicized run-in at the BET Hip-Hop Awards taping in Atlanta, Gunplay confirmed on NY radio that his MMG chain was taken. By the looks of this newly released footage, the diamond-encrusted MMG piece that was in G-Unit affiliate Mike Knox's hands is now in the possession of 50 Cent. Recently, 50 went out for a night of bowling at Lucky Strike in D.C. with his new piece. (Miss Info TV)

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Of Gunplay Pulling A Gun On His Accountant Surfaces

Gunplay has turned himself into the Miami-Dade police department due to there being a warrant for his arrest which stems from an incident which occurred earlier this year.  He pulled a gun on his accountant at his office, but unknowingly the entire ordeal was
caught on video.

Shyne Goes Off On Rick Ross Over “Black Bar Mitzvah” Mixtape

Shyne Vs Rick Ross

(AllHipHop News) Orthodox Jewish rapper Shyne is speaking out against a new mixtape that was recently released by Rick Ross, titled The Black Bar Mitzvah.

Rick Ross will release the mixtape today (October 8), which features guest appearances by artists like T.I., the Maybach Music Group roster and even Drake, who is Jewish himself.

“Black bartmitzva? These coppers fantasize about the things that i do daily like these coppers rap about the life I live really!” Shyne tweeted.

Shyne, born Jamal Barrow, changed his name to Moshe Levy, shortly after he converted to orthodox Judaism in late 2009.

The rapper, whose birth name was Jamal Barrow before he was released from jail for serving an 8-year prison sentence for a 1999 shooting involving Sean “Diddy” Combs and his then-girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez.

According to Shyne, his choice of religion drew criticism from the Hip-Hop industry, something he noted in his tweets criticizing Rick Ross’s new Black Bar Mitzvah mixtape.

“First they criticize me for being a Jew, now they’re favorite fake rapper is having a black bar mitzva? GTFOH” Shyne snapped.

Shyne labeled Rick Ross his “bastard child” and then linked to a YouTube interview featuring the Miami rapper talking about Shyne’s influence on his career.

D.C. sniper 10 years later:

I was a monster’

John Lee Malvo is escorted from court, Jan. 14, 2003. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

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Lee Boyd Malvo, who was convicted along with John Allen Muhammad in the 2002 D.C. sniper shootings that left 10 dead and three wounded, says he remembers the killings vividly but can't explain why he did what he did.

"I was a monster," Malvo told the Washington Post in a recent interview from a Virginia prison where he's serving six consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole. "If you look up the definition, that's what a monster is. I was a ghoul. I was a thief. I stole people's lives. I did someone else's bidding just because they said so. There is no rhyme or reason or sense."

Malvo, now 27, was a teenager at the time of the shootings. Muhammad was executed in 2009. The shooting spree lasted three weeks before the pair were arrested at a truck stop in Maryland.

"At that point in time, I had been desensitized," Malvo continued. "In the midst of the task, there is no feeling. It got to a point where I'd get in a zone. There was nothing else but whoever is before me, and anything that comes between me and, as you would say, the target, I'm either going to destroy, or if it's too big, find a way around it. Nothing is going to stop me but death to get that done. ... I was able to tap into a place that if there was a soul there it was behind layers and layers and layers of darkness."

Muhammad, Malvo said, was a father figure to him.

"I trusted him," he said. "I was unable to distinguish between Muhammad the father I had wanted and Muhammad the nervous wreck that was just falling to pieces. He understood exactly how to motivate me by giving approval or denying approval. It's very subtle. It wasn't violent at all. It's like what a pimp does to a woman."

"He picked me because he knew he could mold me," he said. "He knew I could be what he needed me to be. ... He could not have chosen a better child."

After their arrest, Malvo said, he claimed responsibility for the killings in an attempt to save Muhammad from the death penalty.

"I did everything I thought I could do to save his life," Malvo said. "It was just a mixture of half-truths, details that only I or the killer would know, because I was there. What's crazy is this entire process. I'm concerned for him, and he doesn't give a rat's a-- whether I live or die."

Man dies after live roach-eating contest in Fla.

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MIAMI (AP) — The winner of a roach-eating contest in South Florida died shortly after downing dozens of the live bugs as well as worms, authorities said Monday.

About 30 contestants ate the insects during Friday night's contest at Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach about 40 miles north of Miami. The grand prize was a python.

Edward Archbold, 32, of West Palm Beach became ill shortly after the contest ended and collapsed in front of the store, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office statement released Monday. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities were waiting for results of an autopsy to determine a cause of death.

The medical examiner's office said Tuesday it has sent samples of Archbold's remains for testing, but results are not expected for another week or two.

"Unless the roaches were contaminated with some bacteria or other pathogens, I don't think that cockroaches would be unsafe to eat," said Michael Adams, professor of entomology at the University of California at Riverside, who added that he has never heard of someone dying after consuming roaches. "Some people do have allergies to roaches," he said, "but there are no toxins in roaches or related insects."

None of the other contestants became ill, the sheriff's office said.

There was no updated phone number listed for Archbold in West Palm Beach.

"We feel terribly awful," said store owner Ben Siegel, who added that Archbold did not appear to be sick before the contest. "He looked like he just wanted to show off and was very nice," Siegel said, adding that Archbold was "the life of the party."

Siegel said Archbold was selling the exotic prize to a friend who took him to the contest.

The grand prize has been put aside in Archbold's name and will be given to his estate, Siegel told the AP.

A statement from Siegel's attorney said all the participants signed waivers "accepting responsibility for their participation in this unique and unorthodox contest."

The bugs consumed were from an inventory of insects "that are safely and domestically raised in a controlled environment as food for reptiles."

  • Michigan $1 Million Lotto Winner Who Was Charged With Welfare Fraud Found Dead

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A woman who admitted to receiving food stamps after winning $1 million on a Michigan state lotto game show was found dead today.

The circumstances surrounding Amanda Clayton's death were not immediately released by police, but ABC News' Detroit affiliate WXYZ-TV reported that sources within the police department said they suspect the woman died of an overdose.

An autopsy is pending on Clayton's body, which was found at a home in Ecorse, Mich., police said.

Clayton, who became a millionaire after her big win last September, caused outrage earlier this year when it was revealed she was continuing to get $200 in monthly food aid from the state.

According to the attorney general's office, Clayton failed to report her winnings and employment while receiving $5,475 in food and medical assistance.

"It's simply common sense that million dollar lottery winners forfeit their right to public assistance," Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said in a statement. "We will continue to work with local, state and federal authorities to uphold state laws intended to ensure wise stewardship of taxpayer dollars."

Michigan public assistance programs require participants to report income and employment.

She pleaded no contest to welfare fraud and was sentenced to probation in July.


Reportedly Da Brat jumped to Mariah Carey aid and defense after Nicki Minaj threatened Mariah.  It’s reported that Da Brat said,



We all know Da Brat came home from jail last year for hitting a woman over the head with a bottle, so she can take her threats literally.  Nicki heard the statement and responded to Da Brat via Twitter,

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Rapper 2Eleven Speaks on Fight with Game; Says Game

“Sucker Punched” Him

Game and 2Eleven

CTE affiliate and Inglewood, California rapper 2Eleven spoke with AllHipHop.com to share the details of an altercation with Game, at Lil Wayne’s birthday party last week in Hollywood.

Although the skirmish was caught on tape, details about what set off the altercation are scarce, so 2Eleven decided to clear the air.

According to an article on September 29th published by TMZ , Game was in Hollywood Thursday night (September 25th) with Chris Brown, Sean Kingston and Lil’ Wayne, when 2Eleven reportedly approached Game and “started talking smack.”

2Eleven says things went down much differently than TMZ reported and says that he never approached Game to begin fighting.

“So I had seen one of my homies, I went to catch him. I walk out the section right, I take five steps outside the section and someone comes and hits me from the back of my head,”said  2Eleven

“I turn around and I could see the security like on the way, so I tried to get one off on him,” 2Eleven said. “There wasn’t no fight, no words. From what I heard and what I heard on the internet it’s like I ran up to him and had some words. But man there wasn’t no words. Why would I run up to a n**ga that 6’5” with two armed bodyguards with him, talking some s**t, with me and my young homie. I’m not even that kind of dude my n**ga.

“I sit back and play the cut, I’m on these b**ches. Plus we at Wayne’s private party, like c’mon man, you just on some n***a s**t,” 2Eleven explained.

The two rappers have had well-known issues in the past, that stem from a late September 2011 incident.

2Eleven reportedly filmed Jomo “Rosemo700″ Zambia, an associate of Waka Flocka’s 1017 Brick Squad movement, attacking fellow Inglewood rapper Boskoe.

In addition to his beef with Boskoe, RoseMo also reportedly had previous beef with Game, after a confrontation in Fox Hills Mall in Culver City, as the rapper was shopping with his son.

Tragically RoseMo was killed just months after he posted videos of himself bragging about knocking out Game in that same incident, although police have not found any links to Game whatsoever stating that Game is not a suspect in the RoseMo homicide case.

At the time of press, 2Eleven has said that he will not press charges for being allegedly hit in the back of the head.

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How Hip-Hop Can Heal: A Message on the Rick Ross, Young Jeezy BET Altercation

"I've become a man of peace. My redemption keeps me strong." Stanley "Tookie" Williams founder of Crips

                                                                                                                                                     Freeway Rick Ross
                                                                                                                  freeway rick ross

This weekend the news that came out of the BET award show about the altercation between the rapper using my name "Rick Ross" and "Young Jeezy" can only be described as disappointing. These are not fighters, they are entertainers, as much as they build their image on criminality - it is still an image. When art comes to imitate life it can become dangerous, because while these young men act out filling the shoes of their infamous heroes, they do so with out having walked in these shoes to prison cells or worse. As such the only winner that comes out of such a failure of celebration is the media that is able to characterize these actions as violent, perpetuating imagery of Hip Hop that has lasted far to long. In a moment of what is suppose to be a BET commemoration of achievement, these wealthy young men have created yet another stain on the American image of Hip Hop, black entertainment and young black men. Young men by the millions tune in to see role models, and receive this message of what to model themselves after for success. While this is not a deathblow to either's career and through divine intervention no one was hurt, this does call us to come together and evaluate to avoid future incidents.

In the early 80's as I rose to power one thing I saw was real money caused gang fighting between the Crips and Bloods to simmer down, in exchange for economic opportunity. The courts wanted to relate the drugs to the violence but that wasn't the case. When we started selling drugs it was the first time you could see a Crip on a Blood's block and they're getting along because they're trying to get money. When you are trying to get money you don't want any violence. You don't want violence making the police come around because that interrupts your cash flow. What seems to be happening in Hip Hop is the opposite; in some cases these artist produce violence because it is awarded with exposure, which validates their image of my life, and others like mine. The messages these young men are starting to emit through song, fashion and interviews is one of "get your weight up", rather than let me help you up.

Rick Ross God Forgives I Don't - So Sophisticated:"To get a verse from me, you gotta be initiated - To get a purse from me, she gotta be sophisticated - Purchase a whip from me and never miss a single payment -I'm from the city where the Muslims even Christians hate it - Even the black folk hate to see another ni**a made it - Tell all them p*ssies to chill, champagne refrigerated - Just bought a chopper 'cause the last one, got it confiscated - Counting a hundred mill so many times, I contemplated - You wanna be the hottest but that sh*t get complicated -I pull your card, I know you're p*ssies by your conversation - Show you the safe, you'll have to kill me for that combination... I'm the hottest and these other n*ggas cooling, ain't it - I got a b*tch I'm f**ing that you see on BET -My lil' Haiti shooters will have yo ass on TMZ."
William Roberts pka "Rick Ross" you accomplished the goal you're on TMZ, and BET for all the wrong reasons. Inside of these song's lyrics is the kindling of a brushfire for violence, because the starting point is incorrect. It is a foundation built on low self esteem and selfish statements of I have what you can't afford -from something as simple as a Passport and its stamps, to some European item that's hard to pronounce and can even include a man's mate in some of these songs. Hip-hop has the power to be so much more than that simple. At my height I did not make hundreds of millions to belittle those around me, this is what elitism has driven rap into becoming. A tool to marginalize the have-nots as rappers say what they invented, how they will protect it and how your less than for not being in the same class. The goal cannot be to have large sums of money to marginalize your fans with diamonds they don't have, clothes they can't afford or cars they have not seen.

The goal must be to use money to fund our faith centers, educational institutions and shelters for those in need. Black America today in mass is impoverished, some 10 million blacks live below the poverty line making less than $11,000 a year, and another large mass of blacks are classified as "near poor" by new census calculations. Likely making it around 2 in 3 blacks in America that are either poor or the newly classified "near poor". Our goal in wealth must be to enjoy it, share it in charity, be the vision of our excluded great-grandparents and not allow it to destroy our purpose in achieving the American Dream of success for our community.


BET must also look to itself not only by saying that their failure was how they organized attendees. "Due to some misjudgment of select attendees, it is unfortunate that certain incidents took place. BET Networks does not condone any type of violence." BET Network Statement. But in addition the network must look harder at its programming and the role it plays in creating an environment where social justice may not be a large enough part of programming goals for the network and the networks input on the artist it supports. A good step in the right direction by BET is the new piece they have airing in October by Marc Levin "Second Coming Election of Barack Obama".

My partner Antonio Moore is a former prosecutor from years ago, and we speak often coming from entirely different sides of this thing called justice on what needs to occur, and undoubtedly it ends with maturation, responsibility and a call to social justice.

Look at the power of Jay Z's lyrics about my life story

"Can't you tell that I came from the dope game, Blame Reagan for makin' me into a monster,...Blame Oliver North and Iran-contra/ I ran contraband that they sponsored." Jay Z - Blue Magic

The power that can be wielded by our entertainers reaches so much further than those of the 60's due to the globalization of their image. It is time to call on Hip Hop to be more and grow up and mature. As I attend the Emmys in New York this week for VH1 Planet Rock History of Crack and Hip Hop, I realize that Hip Hop can be a vehicle to explain how we survived a economic downturn. Even in my current battle with the rapper Rick Ross my end goal is not to destroy his career, but rather part of my goal for any resolution is to have him become part of the Freeway Literacy Foundation and teach positive messages to our youth across the nation. For that to happen Hip Hop must change its focus and its artist must become more oriented on the success of more than themselves (Ex:Dr. Dre Donates to Freeway Rick Ross Benefit Event by BET). Rap must heal itself by becoming a vanguard for social justice and causes that give purpose to idle resource.


My call today is for their to be peace and healing of longstanding wounds, for that to happen we must begin to be honest about why those wounds exist. Then truly come to the table to discuss how to help them heal for all of our sake.

Freeway Rick Ross
Coauthored Antonio Moore.Esq


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Rick Ross' MMG Clashes W/ Young Jeezy, Gunplay Faces Off W/ 50 Cent?

Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 1:49AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Things got hot and heavy Saturday (September 29) night in Atlanta as reports claim a brawl took place at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 festivities involving Rick Ross' camp, Young Jeezy's crew and 50 Cent's G-Unit.

Reports of what exactly went down hit the Internet late Saturday night.

During Saturday's (September 29) taping for BET's 2012 Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta Rozay and the Snowman reportedly got into a shoving match backstage before the scuffle spilled outside into the parking lot. Shots were fired and at least one man was said to be arrested. That's not all. Multiple sources who witnessed the fray confirmed to MTV News that Ross' protégé Gunplay was also involved in fisticuffs with members of 50 Cent's G-Unit camp. Gun was seen with visible wounds and a witness told us that the Miami MC was put into handcuffs and detained, but a separate source close to Gunplay told us that he was not arrested. (MTV)

Rick Ross and Young Jeezy, who previously made headlines for their renowned mysterious feud, reportedly performed during the evening.

Most of the crowd inside the Atlanta Civic Center, where the taping took place were unaware of the drama that jumped off around the same time that A Tribe Called Quest, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes paid tribute to fallen music mogul Chris Lighty. 50 Cent and Fat Joe, who have quarreled repeatedly semed to have put their differences aside for the moment as they too appeared on stage to honor Lighty. Both Rick Ross and Jeezy also performed different sets during the award show. (MTV)

Hours after the smoke settled, a police representative cleared up what exactly took place.

A spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department tells TMZ, "Shortly after 7:15 pm Saturday, a fight broke out in the parking lot at the Atlanta Civic Center (where the BET Awards were being taped) between two groups. Atlanta Police Department officers on scene responded to break up the fight and used OC spray in the process. Individuals fled the scene. There were no arrests or reports of serious injuries. Reports of shots fired appear to be untrue." Our sources maintain shots were fired. We're also told that 50 Cent got into it with a rapper named Gunplay, a protégé of Rick Ross. Can't we all just get along? (TMZ)

Just last month, Ricky Rozay said he no longer had any rift toward Jeezy.

"I'm always 'bout business; that's why I'm here. I haven't taken nothin' personal since I came in the game and I think if you in this business and plan on having longevity in this you shouldn't take nothin' personal," Ross said, noting that their differences never led to any physical altercations. "Ain't nobody stepped on my Jordans yet, not out here. As far as I'm concerned, bring that money bag, let's shake the world up, that's what Double M-G is about." (RapFix)

Jay-Z’s Made In America fest may have come and went this      

  weekend– to raving reviews and surprises too – but not all of us were able to catch the action in the flesh. Here goes a bunch of performance clips to tide you over for a hot minute, consisting of full sets from Jill Scott, Run DMC, Odd Future, Santigold, Maybach Music Group, Drake, Rita Ora, G.O.O.D. Music, and of course, Jay-Z himself. Hit the deck for all the goodies.

 Beanie Sigel Immediately

Starts 2-Year Jail Bid

"Federal Authorities Will Take Him Into Custody" [VIDEO]


State Property's Beanie Sigel no longer has the luxury of waiting nearly two weeks before starting his two-year jail sentence on a tax evasion conviction and has been forced to begin the bid immediately.

According to reports, Sigel's Wednesday (August 29) morning arrest on gun and drugs charges has forced the Federal authorities' hand.

"At this point, the Federal authorities will take him into custody and he'll begin serving the sentence that he was going to start on September 12 anyway," Sigel's longtime attorney Fortunato N. Perri told XXL. "He had bail set on the new charges, but the Federal authorities have issued a detainer--a warrant, essentially--that will transfer him to Federal custody and he'll start serving his sentence." (XXL Mag)

Fellow Philadelphia rapper Cassidy recently talked to SOHH about Sigel's publicized woes.

"Yeah, that's a sad situation because you know Beanie is from my city. He was one of the first cats to get on and get it popping and take it to a whole other level, and he's really lyrical," Cass told SOHH. "It's sad that he has to go away for the [tax evasion conviction] situation. Everything happens for a reason, so hopefully he'll be able to build from the time where he's sitting down. Be able to develop. Learn more about himself. Learn more how to move when he finally gets the opportunity to get back out here, so when he does get back out here he can take it to a whole other level. That's definitely sad. I don't wish nobody to go to jail. I've been there before. I know what that life's like, and it definitely ain't a fun place to be so it's sad to see him have to go away." (SOHH)

Yesterday, Ruffhouse Records CEO Chris Schwartzissued a statement on Beans' takedown.

"Obviously, we're very disappointed. However, Beanie has done nothing but display the utmost professionalism in all the initiatives related to the promotion of his new release. Beanie obviously has been struggling with some personal issues, and we continue to support him now and throughout his impending incarceration." (Statement)


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                      At the Made In America music festival in Philadelphia, Jay-Z spoke briefly with Billboard in regard to creating new music. If you’re expecting a new album soon, it might be a while.

“I thought I would be more inspired to have all these new feelings to talk about, but I really just want to hang out with my daughter. I want to enjoy this time for what it is. I’m sure that bug to get back in the studio will come back at some point.”

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Legendary DJ and producer Grandmaster Roc Raida filled our lives with some of the best turntablism the game has ever seen thanks to body tricks, including crossfading with his shoulder blade.

As a member of the legendary X-Ecutioners, Roc Raida’s career lead him across the globe and back numerous times collecting awards and winning championship titles in the process.

Aside from DJing, Roc also produced for the likes of Big L, Fat Joe, Ghostface Killah, Jungle Brothers and Linkin Park.

Unfortunately, he passed away on September 19, 2009 due to cardiac arrest. From that day forward the music world has continued to embrace the work of Roc Raida as he left us with some unforgettable memories that are forever etched in our minds


BaBY Mama Carmen BLASTS Nas, Says "Daughters" Track

Is A FALSE Portrayal Of "Destiny"

We had a feeling Nas' ex-girlfriend and baby mama, Carmen Bryan, would have something to say about his new "Daughters" track.  And right on cue, chick popped off saying the song falsely portrayed their daughter Destiny.


Her words inside...

Carmen apparently wasn't as touched by Nas' new "Daughters" track as everyone else was.  Despite Nas tweeting his love for his daughter and explaining on the track that Destiny's mindset & misbehavior was likely his fault, Carmen took to Twitter to express her anger tonight:

Just heard "Daughters" by Nas. What a disappointment! He had nothing positive to say about our daughter and his depiction of her is false!

...perhaps her father should be talking to her and spending more time with her so he can really get to know her.

...Destiny will be 18 in 2 months. Over it!

And when her followers asked what exactly was the problem with the song, she answered:

Ques? do u really think Destiny appreciated that song? Seriously.....Destiny is still a child-it was the wrong platform. 

...he's not speaking on it-he's rapping about it. There's a huge difference and I don't respect it.

Destiny is extremely talented, caring and has a huge heart, none of those things were mentioned. I'm proud of her.

Well, that kinda ruined the sweet moment.  Sounds like she's trying to say Nas isn't as close to his daughter as the song makes it seem.  Carmen also seems to be saying that him admitting on the track that he hasn't always been the best father (which led to his daughter's inappropriate tweets & behavior a while back) actually has a negative effect on Destiny.

Even so--wouldn't that be a convo better had via phone (or anywhere except Twitter) with Mr. Jones directly?

Here are a couple of the verses from "Daughters":

[Verse 1]
I saw my daughter send a letter to some boy her age
Who locked up, first I regretted it then caught my rage, like
How could I not protect her from this awful phase
Never tried to hide who I was, she was taught and raised like
A princess, but while I'm on stage I can't leave her defenseless
Plus she's seen me switching women, pops was on some pimp shit
She heard stories of her daddy thuggin'
So if her husband is a gangster can't be mad, I love him
Never, for her I want better, homie in jail- dead that
Wait till he come home, you can see where his head's at
Niggas got game, they be tryna live
He seen your mama crib, plus I'm sure he know who your father is
Although you real, plus a honest kid
Don't think I'm slow, I know you probably had that chronic lit
You 17, I got a problem with it
She looked at me like I'm not the cleanest father figure but she rocking with it

[Verse 2]
This morning I got a call, nearly split my wig
This social network said "Nas go and get ya kid"
She's on Twitter, I know she ain't gon post no pic
Of herself underdressed, no inappropriate shit, right
Her mother cried when she answered
Said she don't know what got inside this child's mind, she planted
A box of condoms on her dresser then she Instagrammed it
At this point I realized I ain't the strictest parent
I'm too loose, I'm too cool with her
Shoulda drove on time to school with her
I thought I dropped enough jewels on her
Took her from private school, so she can get a balance
To public school, they too nurture teen talents
They grow fast, one day she's ya little princess
Next day she talking boy business, what is this
They say the coolest playas and foulest heart breakers in the world
God gets us back, he makes us have precious little girls

We doubt he'll respond.  Meanwhile, Nas' video for his single "The Don" premieres tomorrow night at 6p ET on VEVO.


BONUS: Here's a pic Destiny tweeted of herself all grown up.  She also tweeted the throwback above with her mom and dad saying, "When we were a family":



Ask Viki Stevenson the quickest way to tell a fake Marc Jacobs bag, and she'll tell you it's all about the demeanor of the person trying to sell it to her.

"When they are trying to sell fake things and they know it, they are just really quiet," said Stevenson, the manager of Chelsea fashion consignment store the Buffalo Exchange.

The quality of the leather and stitching, the strange zipper and off center nameplate all confirmed Stevenson’s suspicions as a recent seller tried to pass off a fake bag as real in the West 26th Street store.

It happens so often — about three times a week, says Stevenson — that being able to spot counterfeits is a crucial part of business at consignment stores that specialize in trading second hand items.

It's so important that Buffalo Exchange staff are trained to spot subtle differences between fake and genuine items, and even go on field trips to see the real thing.

Stevenson and other experts fall back on telltale signs such as zipper types, leather quality and trademark workmanship of different fashion houses to authenticate or dismiss an item.  

While many prospective sellers are not aware the possessions they put up for sale are counterfeit, occasionally some knowingly attempt to pass off a fake designer item for a real one, to get a higher price.

"It could be anybody. It could be a girl who has a mix of really high end things," said Stevenson. "She has great stuff and then 'that' will sneak in."

At the Buffalo Exchange, those pawning items can either receive 30 percent of what the items will be resold for or 50 percent of that price in store credit. The store has a zero tolerance policy towards counterfeit items. Managers such as Stevenson have only moments to establish an item's authenticity and, if there is any doubt, sellers are turned away.

"There are so many different levels of fake bags," said Stevenson, who also rejects many bogus shoes and the occasional clothing piece.

"There are cheap plastic ones, then there are the ones that have real leather."

Stevenson produced a baby pink Chloe bag. The soft leather, the heavy buckle and nameplate made a strong case for authenticity, but the bag was a fake.

A woman who admitted it was a fake while attempting to sell the bag to Buffalo Exchange ended up donating this one to the store. Stevenson held onto it to educate her staff.

"Once you have been around real bags, the fake ones are easy to tell,” said Tania Anthony, 42, from the online consignment store Resale Riches.

Once a woman attempted to sell her a fake Fendi Spy bag, assuring Anthony it was purchased from the brand’s store in Italy.

“I assume that they don’t know themselves," she said, believing many people are convinced their item is real.

Staying one step ahead of the counterfeits can be difficult, according to Anthony. People can produce a fake receipt in an attempt to prove a purchase that never happened. Lucy Haslewood from the Secret Stylist blog has even encountered counterfeits that are sprayed with a leather scent to cover up synthetic materials.  

When judging a resale item’s authenticity, New York-based makeup and fashion consultant  Suresh from Suresh Beauty, who often calls out fake items through his Twitter feed @sureshbeauty, advises shoppers that a real item can get better with age.

“Authentic products often wear very well,” wrote Suresh in an email to DNAinfo.com. “The way the materials fold and crease is very symbolic of the brand's heritage.”

The artist, who has a celebrity rich clientele and considers himself a huge advocate for anti-fake, also suggested slinging a bag on your shoulder.

“A well-made designer bag is weighed and balanced so that it always appears perfectly stable on a shoulder or arm,” wrote Suresh, who spends his work days surrounded by designer items.

Amanda Garrett, the 33-year-old store manager at another Buffalo Exchange on East 11th Street, would not be surprised if she was presented with a couple of counterfeit items each week.

"Sometimes people will argue with you and we will just say ‘I can’t buy it if I have questions about the authenticity,’" said Garrett.

For her and her team, copies of contemporary high-end brands such as Alexander Wang are proving difficult to detect because they don’t have the established traditions like older brands.  

"If the Coach bag has a pattern on the outside, it should have a solid [color] on the inside lining and vice versa," she said as an example.

Recently Garrett turned away a woman who attempted pawning an Alexander Wang bag given to her by her boyfriend. She delicately told the woman the bag was counterfeit.

"She said, 'I can’t believe it is fake, I am going to kill him,'" said Garrett. ...d(>_o)b


Published: May 29, 2009 Correction Appended


From the time he arrived in the United States from Chile as a college student in 1965, the photographer Camilo José Vergara has been haunting, and haunted by, American cities.

He lives in New York but has spent the better part of the past four decades in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles, urban centers with big, poor, largely segregated minority neighborhoods. He has also frequented smaller, fallen-apart industrial cities like Camden, N.J., and Gary, Ind., places he calls “permanent ghettos.”

By his own estimate he has returned to Gary more than a hundred times.

On each visit he has done the same thing: take pictures, mostly of buildings, often the same ones, recording over decades their abandonment, disintegration, demolition and replacement by cheaper structures, or parking lots, or by nothing at all.

This vigilance has produced several books, among them two great, generative visual essays in architectural anthropology, “The New American Ghetto” (1995) and “American Ruins” (1999), and exhibitions like “Harlem, 1970-2009: Photographs by Camilo José Vergara” now at the New-York Historical Society.

His self-created job as documenter is demanding. It can require the fearlessness of a reporter in a war zone and the solicitous detachment of a doctor doing rounds, though Mr. Vergara doesn’t claim these qualities. He has said in interviews that he goes where he goes and does what he does because he needs to.

Focusing on images of constant material change distracts him from anxieties, transports him back to the decaying, now disappeared world of his childhood, and connects him empathetically to an American culture from which he otherwise feels removed. Far from being a brash photographic adventurer, he is more like a ghost haunting ghosts.

The ghosts are unusually vivacious in the 100 pictures of Harlem at the New-York Historical Society. Mr. Vergara first visited that neighborhood soon after he arrived in New York in 1968, at the age of 24. Urban poverty and ill-conceived urban renewal had already done irreparable damage. New York was jittery with change. He started taking pictures.

At the time he was exploring a genre broadly known as street photography. (Helen Levitt was an artist he particularly admired. An exhibition of her work at Laurence Miller Gallery is reviewed on Page 29.) And the earliest pictures in the historical society exhibition are shots of people going about their lives on Harlem sidewalks: black children playing with white Barbies on a stoop, a nervous wedding party gathered in front of a church.

Although tied down by a Midtown desk job, Mr. Vergara returned regularly to Harlem on his lunch hours, establishing a repeat-visit pattern that would lead to time-lapse architectural sequences stretching over years.

In 1977 he photographed the exotic-looking exterior of a nightclub-bar called the Purple Manor at 65 East 125th Street, the wide facade, with sets of double doors, painted a very 1970s lavender; the windows, fitted with decorative paper borders, had a jazzy hourglass shape. The club’s clientele was reputed to move in upper levels of the drug trade.

By 1980 much had changed. In a picture Mr. Vergara took that year, the bar is gone and its premises divided into two small storefronts painted different colors: the one on the left baby blue, the one on the right fire-engine red. Over several years the storefronts also took on different functions, each of which Mr. Vergara photographed.

In 1980 the left-hand storefront was a fish-and-chips shop, a year later a discount variety store. After an initial lag in activity, the storefront on the right began selling women’s clothes before turning into a smoke shop, an identity it retained for some years, even as its neighbor morphed from furniture store to unisex boutique to beauty salon, with superficial alterations at each change.

Both stores hit hard times in the recession-plagued 1990s. The facades are marked up, the sidewalk cluttered. Then in 2004 the two stores were reunited to accommodate a Sleepy’s mattress showroom. But within a few years that franchise moved on. In 2008 the space that had been the Purple Manor 30 years earlier was plate-glass-fronted, accessible to the disabled, and for rent.

Mr. Vergara takes us through all these dramatic shifts in function, fashion and fortune with an attitude of studied neutrality. He shoots storefronts always straight on, from the same distance, in unmoody light. The results are urban photography as archaeological field work. Over the span of eight images we see many changes, but we aren’t asked to feel good or bad about them. We’re meant to think: Look what life does.

By contrast an unmistakably elegiac current flows through Mr. Vergara’s single pictures of Harlem architecture. The Renaissance Ballroom and Casino on West 137th Street, built in the 1920s as a showcase for performers like Count Basie and Duke Ellington, is now a moldering pile. A 19th-century fire watchtower in Marcus Garvey Park, the only surviving example of its kind, looks rickety and vulnerable.

A group of buildings on Madison Avenue near 127th Street that Mr. Vergara shot in 1982 is, we learn from his terse wall label, long gone. “There is now an empty lot in this space.”

And yet, however ambivalently, an upbeat note comes through. Harlem is, after all, an economic success story. Old town houses, once derelict, are being preserved. Tenements abandoned in the 1990s have been rehabilitated. Churches are flourishing. Storefronts have paying occupants.

That the occupants may be McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken, and that portions of 125th Street are now corporate-brand shopping malls, may not be unalloyed good news. But the neighborhood around them suggests a degree of material security that its equivalents in Camden, Detroit and Gary can, at this point, not even dream of.

The show’s true source of warmth, though, lies in the unusually high number — for Mr. Vergara — of pictures of people, of a kind that bring him full circle to the street photographer he was 40 years ago.

He made some wonderful portraits back then: one of a Bolivian Indian in traditional clothes in East Harlem in 1970 is in the show. And he’s making some beauties now, as in his 2008 picture of the street evangelist Pierre Gaspar, known as the Hallelujah Man, and a 2009 shot of a man and child walking past billboard-size portraits of Malcolm X and Barack Obama on West 125th Street.

But in portraits, as in architectural pictures, time marches on. A man wearing overalls poses for the camera in what looks like a densely planted sunlit field. The year is 1990. From a wall label we learn that the man’s name was Eddie; that he was originally from Selma, Ala.; and that he farmed an empty lot on Frederick Douglass Boulevard between 118th and 119th Streets. We further learn that today, almost two decades later, a luxury apartment occupies the lot and “a Starbucks has opened on the exact spot where Eddie stands.”

In “American Ruins” Mr. Vergara lists works of art in various mediums that have influenced him deeply. He mentions the photographs of Levitt, Eugène Atget and Walker Evans. From literature he cites the death-obsessed novels of Dostoyevsky and the apparition-filled stories of that connoisseur of decay, Edgar Allan Poe.

Miles Davis, Mahler and the British composer John Dowland, who wrote his sad songs of longing from exile in France, are on the list. Among artists, he singles out Piranesi, the Dutch landscapist Jacob van Ruisdael, and Claude Monet, particularly Monet’s images of Rouen Cathedral with its facade disintegrating into light.

The reason for Mr. Vergara’s attraction to Ruisdael — painter of crumbling towers, castles and cemeteries — seems obvious. And he specifically likens Piranesi’s vast, hollow, exitless prisons to the bombed-out American cities in which he has spent so many years. He makes no direct connection between Monet’s spectral cathedral — is it falling down or coming together? — and the facades morphing, dying and resurrecting in the Harlem photographs, but I think he could.

“Harlem, 1970-2009: Photographs by Camilo José Vergara” is at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, through July 12. “Storefront Churches: Photographs by Camilo José Vergara” opens at the National Building Museum in Washington on June 20.

Correction: June 04, 2009

A photograph on Friday with an art review of “Harlem, 1970-2009: Photographs by Camilo José Vergara” at the New-York Historical Society, using information provided by Mr. Vergara, was published in error. While three of the photographs in a series showed the storefront at 2038 Fifth Avenue in 1992, 1996 and 2007, the fourth photograph, showing a laundry, was of an adjacent building. It did not show 2038 Fifth Avenue in 1999.

LADY GaGa.NEWz...!

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“Mother Monster” Lady Gaga attended a $35,800-per-couple fundraiser for President Barack Obama in northern California over the weekend. The 25-year-old Grammy winner didn’t sing, but she reportedly asked Obama a question during the Q&A, thanked him for all he’s done for the country, and read a letter about her late fan Jamey Rodemeyer.

“[Lady Gaga] thanked Obama for hosting his anti-bullying conference with Michelle Obama, and then made a general plea to everyone in the room, including the president, to do what they can to prevent bullying,” a source told ABC.

Obama reportedly talked about “his administration’s anti-bullying campaign, and then more generally about the importance of values and who we are as Americans.”

Though ABC reports that the performance artist spoke with Obama for two whole minutes, the White House press pool report from the event states that it’s unclear whether the pop sensation and politician met up with each other.

“POTUS spoke for about 8 minutes, with Lady Gaga sitting front and center,” reads the report. “And although he never acknowledged her obvious presence, it seems likely the two crossed paths during greetings inside the house before the dinner.”

Also according to the pool report, Lady Gaga sported “sky-high heels (she towered over everyone, a good 2 feet taller than POTUS)…[and] a floor-length sleeveless lacy black dress.” At the presidential gathering, the “Born This Way” singer also had a bouffant hair up-do “with a black hair piece with a black veil down the back.”

If she and the president didn’t talk, she broke her word. Last week, the pop singer tweeted that she would meet with Obama to discuss the bullying issue.

“I am meeting with our President,” Lady Gaga tweeted following the suicide of bullied fan Rodemeyer. “I will not stop fighting. This must end. Our generation has the power to end it. Trend it #MakeALawForJamey.” (MORE: Lady Gaga: Bullying must become illegal)

After Rodemeyer’s tragic suicide, Lady Gaga wrote that she believes bullying should become a federal offense.

“Jamey Rodemeyer, 14 yrs old, took his life because of bullying,” Lady Gaga tweeted Wednesday. “Bullying must become be [sic] illegal. It is a hate crime.”

Rodemeyer, a 14-year-old gay male from Buffalo, made an “It Gets Better” YouTube video earlier this summer to urge outcasts and the bullied to keep going and brush off the mean kids.

“It gets better,” Rodemeyer advised YouTube users in May. “Look at me, I’m doing fine. I went to the Monster ball and now I’m liberated, so it gets better.”

Rodemeyer took his life a little more than a week ago. In his last blog posts he wrote about wanting to see his late great-grandmother, and thanked Lady Gaga.

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Photos from the concert don’t appear to show any visible bruising, but you be the judge.

Moments after squaring off with Ray J backstage at his show in Las Vegas, Fabolous took the stage to perform at the Pearl Theater at the Palms on Sunday night. Their fight erupted over a tweet where Fabolous joked about Ray J’s performance of “One Wish” at Floyd Mayweather’s house.

Ray J claimed that he was unscathed in the brawl and that Fab was the one who got punched. Photos from the concert don’t appear to show any visible bruising, but you be the judge.

“When I seen him, I was with Floyd and 50 and he tried to say don’t touch me and I touched that ni**a,” Ray J told Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club.” “I swear to God he runnin’ from me right now. I had a hundred fools outside of Moon [nightclub]. He never left the club. He was scared up in there. He tried to call the police.”



Mavado charged, Bounty released - Manager complains of false reports following shooting incident
Sadeke Brooks, Staff Reporter

Mavado was yesterday charged with assault and given bail following an incident at a nightclub in New Kingston.

According to reports, the deejay was charged with assault and given $30,000 station bail while fellow deejay Bounty Killer was questioned and released. This was after both of them were named as persons of interest and asked to report to the Half-Way Tree Police Station.

During initial checks with the police, it was said that a member of Mavado's entourage was involved in an altercation with a police officer on the steps of the Quad nightclub in New Kingston. It is alleged that the officer was slapped in the face after which the man was shot.

However, Mavado and Killer's manager, Julian Jones-Griffiths, disputed the reports that were being circulated yesterday.

"Obviously, we can't say too much at this point in time as it's the subject of an ongoing investigation but we need to clarify one thing; false reports have been circulated by the media that this incident stemmed from Mavado refusing a search upon entry to Quad nightclub," he said.

He further said; "That is completely untrue, Mavado and his party were already inside the club, past the search area where there was no issue with anyone. We are asking for fair and balanced reporting of this incident, there is always a lot of false information propagated when these stories break but that doesn't mean to say we must blame Mavado automatically."

The manager said that Mavado was not travelling with 20 or 30 people, as is being reported. "He was with his girlfriend, a couple of family members and a handful of friends," he said.

He added that the man who was shot, underwent surgery yesterday morning in order to stabilise his condition. However, "he lost a lot of blood and the bullet is lodged in him. His condition is very serious and doctors hope to try and remove the bullet once he is well enough."


He also expressed disappointment with Bounty Killer being named as a person of interest and being asked to report to the police.

"As it relates to Bounty Killer it's incomprehensible as to why he has been made a person of interest by the police. He was nowhere near the vicinity where the incident happened and it's very regrettable that he has been caught up in this situation, especially on his birthday," he added.

The Quad nighclub also issued a statement. However, they said the incident occurred outside the establishment.

"According to preliminary police reports, a member of the entourage of a popular entertainer was shot outside the nightclub. We regret the incident, however, the shooting happened as a direct result of an altercation between a member of the security forces and the entertainer's entourage. The management of the club continues to go to great lengths to ensure the safety of patrons inside the nightclub, and ask members of the public to respect our policy that all patrons must be searched before entering the club," the release stated.

Sadeke Brooks, Staff Reporter

David Lohr Contributor :Facebook Diaper Feud Ends in Young Woman's Fatal Stabbing
Mar 2, 2011 – 1:10 PM

 A Teenage mother is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing her friend over a dispute over a $20 loan that escalated into a Facebook feud.

Kamisha Richards, 22, died after being stabbed in the chest with a steak knife Monday night inside an apartment in the east New York neighborhood of Brooklyn, police said.

Kayla Henriques, 18, was arrested early Tuesday and charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

Investigators are still trying to determine what exactly happened between the two young women, who were described as lifelong friends. Richards was dating Henriques' brother, Ramel.

Kamisha Richards, left, and Kayla Henriques are shown in photos from their Facebook profiles. Henriques has been charged with stabbing Richards to death after the two argued over a $20 loan, police said.

"We cannot comment on what is going on in the investigation," a New York Police Department spokeswoman told AOL News today. However, a heated exchange on Facebook offers a glimpse into a possible motive.

About three days before the stabbing, the two women had gotten into a dispute that started with a $20 loan, according to The New York Times. Richards had lent her friend the money so Henriques could buy Pampers for her 11-month-old son, but Richards became furious when she found out that Henriques had spent the cash on something else, the report said.

Over the weekend, the argument escalated via Facebook comments and text messages.

"U don't do 4no 1. ... I have no kids and I refuse 2take care of any1 elses so yeah I will be needing that $20. ... this the last time u will con me into giving u money," Richards posted at about 5:44 p.m. Sunday, according to London's Daily Mail.

Henriques replied, "Dnt try to expose me mama but I'm not tha type to thug it ova facebook see u wen u get frm wrk."

The argument continued, and at 8:52 p.m., Richards said, "Ima have the last laugh," to which Henriques replied: "We will see."

Roughly 24 hours after the last message was posted, Richards reportedly went to Henriques' apartment and confronted her about the money. The argument began in the kitchen and continued in a bedroom, where Richards was stabbed, police said.

Richards stumbled out into a hallway, where she was found by one of Henriques' relatives.

"She wasn't panicking," the relative told the New York Daily News. "She was calm. I called the ambulance and put pressure on [the wound]. I did everything I could to try to save the girl."

Responding paramedics transported Richards to Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Investigators reportedly found the steak knife at the crime scene and followed a blood trail to a neighboring apartment building, where Henriques was arrested.

 According to the Times, Henriques is an 11th-grader at John Adams High School. The newspaper said Richards had graduated from John Jay College in May with a degree in criminal justice. She worked as a security guard at JPMorgan Chase in Manhattan and planned to attend Brooklyn Law School.

"We are very saddened by this tragic situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with Kamisha's family and friends," JPMorgan Chase said in a statement to The Wall Street Journal. "She was an extraordinary employee who had a wonderful reputation among her colleagues, and she will be deeply missed."


David Lohr



Cassaundra Christmas on June 01, 2010

Love is blind Love is blind. Remember when  Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon had to put her husband Michael Nilon  blast for cheating while back.  She was a ryder and sent his whole company emails exposing him at work.  Well news is in this morning that she has also filed for divorce..


Via TMZ:

Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon may drop a few letters from her name in the near future — TMZ has learned she’s filed for divorce from her husband Michael Nilon. Garcelle — who once graced the cover of Playboy Magazine — filed the documents in L.A. County Superior Court on May 10 — just two days before their 9-year wedding anniversary. Garcelle and Michael have 2-year-old twins together — she is seeking joint legal and physical custody. As for spousal support — Garcelle has requested that the judge not award anything to Michael.

Spousal support?  Oh hell!! He was ugly and broke… Love is blind !

Jamaica cops battle gangsters in Don's stronghold


By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press Writer David Mcfadden, Associated Press Writer1 hr 48 mins ago Jamaican gang leader facing extradition to the United States and sporadic gunfire could be heard late into Monday night.

More than 1,000 police officers and soliders attacked heavily armed gang members defending the West Kingston base of Christopher "Dudus" Coke, who has been indicted in the U.S. on drug and arms trafficking charges. Military helicopters flying with their lights off could be heard buzzing above the darkened slums, where authorities cut off power.

As security forces broke through barbed-wire barricades Monday afternoon to begin their offensive in Coke's Tivoli Garden neighborhood, clashes with masked gunmen spread to other volatile slums close to the capital on Jamaica's southeastern coast, far from the tourist resorts on the north shore.

It was not immediately clear what was happening inside the virtual fortresses where Coke's supporters had massed since last week, when Prime Minister Bruce Golding dropped his nine-month stonewalling against extraditing the Jamaican "don," who has ties to his governing party.

Exact details were not known about casualties. Authorities said two officers had been killed and at least six wounded since Sunday, and at least one Jamaican soldier was shot dead during Monday's fighting at Tivoli Gardens, the Caribbean island's first housing project.

A woman in the besieged slum told Radio Jamaica that she and her terrified family were hunkered down in their apartment as a firefight raged outside.

"I really pray that somebody will find the love in their heart and stop this right now. It is just too much, my brother," the woman told the station, the sound of a gunbattle nearby.

Gangsters loyal to Coke began barricading streets and preparing for battle immediately after Golding caved in to a growing public outcry over his opposition to extradition. Jamaica's leader, whose represents West Kingston in Parliament, had claimed the U.S. indictment relied on illegal wiretap evidence.

West Kingston, which includes the Trenchtown slum where reggae superstar Bob Marley was raised, is the epicenter of the violence. But on Monday, security forces also came under fire in areas outside that patchwork of gritty slums.

Gunmen shot at police while trying to erect barricades in a poor section of St. Catherine parish, which is just outside the two parishes where the government on Sunday implemented a monthlong state of emergency.

A police station in an outlying area of Kingston parish also was showered with bullets by a roving band of gunmen with high-powered rifles.

Security Minister Dwight Nelson said "police are on top of the situation," but gunfire was reported in several poor communities and brazen gunmen even shot up Kingston's central police station.

The drug trade is deeply entrenched in Jamaica, which is the largest producer of marijuana in the region and where gangs have become powerful organized crime networks involved in international gun smuggling. It fuels one of the world's highest murder rates; the island of 2.8 million people had about 1,660 homicides in 2009.

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Security forces fought their way into the warren-like complex that is the slum stronghold of a Police Commissioner Owen Ellington said "scores of criminals" from drug gangs across the Caribbean island had joined the fighting in the Kingston area, where the fear of gun violence has driven many to live behind gated walls with keypad entry systems and 24-hour security.

In a sun-splashed island known more for reggae music and all-inclusive resorts, the violence erupted Sunday afternoon after nearly a week of rising tensions over the possible extradition of Coke to the United States, where he faces a possible sentence of life in prison.

Coke is described as one of the world's most dangerous drug lords by the U.S. Justice Department.

He leads one of the gangs that control politicized slums known as "garrisons." Political parties created the gangs in the 1970s to rustle up votes. The gangs have since turned to drug trafficking, but each remains closely tied to a political party. Coke's gang is tied to the governing Labor Party.

Civil aviation officials said some flights to Kingston were diverted Monday to the north coast tourist mecca of Montego Bay and a few flights were canceled altogether. U.S. officials have warned that access roads to the airport could be blocked by unrest.

The U.S. State Department said Monday it was "the responsibility of the Jamaican government to locate and arrest Mr. Coke." A U.S. Embassy spokeswoman denied widespread rumors that U.S. officials were meeting with Coke's lawyers.

Coke's lead attorney, Don Foote, told reporters his legal team had planned to have talks with U.S. officials at the embassy but the meeting was canceled.

Foote refused to say whether Coke was hunkered down in the barricaded Tivoli Gardens slum or was somewhere else in the country.

In a national address Sunday night, Golding said the state of emergency order for Kingston and St. Andrew parish gives authorities the power to restrict movement. Security forces will also be able to conduct searches and detain people without warrants.

The U.S. extradition controversy and the ensuing violence has brought to the fore issues that have been simmering for a long time in Jamaica, specifically the links between the political parties and volatile slums that are virtually one-party garrisons.

Amid the escalating tension, the country's civil society has been demanding through talk shows, blogs and Facebook

"If Coke is somehow able to hold out and formally establish his community as a state within a state, then Jamaica's future is bleak," said Brian Meeks, a professor of government at Jamaica's Mona campus of the
groups that the government sever all links with powerful "community dons" like Coke. University of the West Indies.

SWIZZEY, Alicia Keys', Mashonda ! NOWWHUT?

Writing on his daily Twitter page, Swizz said he did not understand why his personal life has drawn so much attention.
"Much love To all the real fans out there that support that real sh*t love y'all," he wrote. "Let the hate take you to the next level! Oh yeah get that album on the 15th it's Firreeeeeee yeah I said it and what!!!!!!!!!!!! That's my bo!!!!!! 4 life! People done lost there minds I been in this game for 11 plus years since I was 17 and all people want to talk about is my divorce Wow! F*ck what they say or said I'm a good man but when it's time to move on it's just time! I'm also so a great f*cking Dad but nobody give a sh*t!" (Swizz Beat'z Twitter) Mashonda also voiced her issues via Twitter.
"Here's the bottom line u were married when u started ur affair, ur married now," she wrote. "And both of u knew wht it was. Separation came after the fact. Now peps, this is why its important to keep God 1st! I'm not gona battle my sons father on twitter about his mistress. Yall WON! But just know! I never lied and NEVER will. Thank God we are doing this b4 2010. My new year will not involve this scandol. That all folks." (Mashonda's Twitter) The singer also released an open letterto Alicia Keys last September.
"If you are reading this Alicia, let me start by saying, you know what you did," she wrote over the weekend. "You know the role you played and you know how you contributed to the ending of my marriage. You know that I asked you to step back and let me handle my family issues. Issues that you helped to create...I read your tweets tonight and I felt they were very insensitive. You have no idea how much pain I was caused because of this affair. Its baffling to me that you don't understand what I might have gone through with this situation. I dont consider myself a victim anymore, Ive learned alot from this! I just ask you to try and be a bit more realistic and delicate to the situation, at least until my divorce is final...If its so, that you and my husband are meant to be together, then God bless you both and I hope you never have to deal with what I did. I would not wish it on my worst enemy. If you two being together forever is the case, its more of a reason for us to get along, because I'm not going anywhere. Theres a child to be raised." (Rap-Up) In late September, Keys wrote via Twitter on matters relating to "love."
"evn the things u might b ashamed of,love is feelin comfort&safe wit some1,but still gettin weak knees whn they walk n2 a room & smile at u"....love is knowin all abt some1, & still wantin 2 b wit thm more thn any other persn. love is trustin the enuf 2 tell thm everythin abt urself, "I don't pretend 2 no wht luv is 4 every1, I can tell u wht it is for me;" (Alicia Keys' Twitter) (=_=)*

Jay-Z, Nas, and 50~>

   Empire State of MindRemix

In the WTF? category: Rap rivals Jay-Z and 50 Cent, along with Nas, are all reportedly set to appear on an upcoming "Empire State Of Mind" remix. While an exact source has not been identified, reports suggest the collaboration will be documented. Despite 50 Cent calling Jay-Z Beyonce's husband and more recently jabbing that he thinks he's Jesus, rumor has it that the two may actually be working together behind the scenes. A source who recently found himself eavesdropping on a conversation at a certain New York Giant's office, recently told BET.com that Hov may be unifying the big apple by featuring Fif and Nas on the "Empire State of Mind" remix. Word is the entire recording as well as conversations between the NY juggernauts will be documented. In addition to continually jabbing Jay, Fif has had issues with Nas for a while. Former friends, the Queens MCs became at odds after Fif called Nas out on The Massacre's "Piggy Bank." Word has already been spreading that Nas, who was reportedly slated to appear on the original track, is on deck for the remix. (BET)
Beanie Sigel has suggested Jay recruited Nas for an "Empire" diss record going at him and 50 Cent.

I'm nice at chess too," Sigel told radio personality DJ On & On. "They say he got a record supposed to come out, the remix to the New York sh*t, he's poppin' shots at me, poppin' shots at 50 but he pulled Nas on the record hoping that a n*gga will respond to it and come at Nas and Nas is gonna come right back, he ain't gonna hold no punches, he's gonna come right back. He should come right back but look at the moves. I see that. I'm not worried about Nas, I did that already. I did that already. In defense of him I did that already. I was there when dude was in the studio on the couch scratching his head under pressure." (Jump The Turn Style)

50, as of late, has been talking down upon Jay's business habits with former Roc-A-Fella artists like Beans and Freeway.

"I think he completely has his best interests in mind," 50 said about Hov. "When you commit to working with other artists -- I have to be passionate about it. Of course, you want to make money, so you only commit to the things that you're excited about, that you feel you have the chemistry with or has something there, but after you get past that point, it should be something that you actually want to see win. I tried to collaborate with him on the Freeway project. What I did was Freeway went out and found his publishing deal, and we started the album, and Jay did 'Big Spender' and I did 'Take You to the Top,' and when it came time to put the record out, he didn't want to shoot his video, so I'm like, 'Why am I going to shoot mine? I'm not shooting it. It's on your label.' He has a king complex, he thinks he's f*cking Jesus, you know what I mean? This J-Hova sh*t."  (=_=)*

-Diddy recently discussed his short-lived career as a drug dealer during his youth and revealed what made him give up the crack game for the rap game.

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy recently discussed his short-lived career as a drug dealer during his youth and revealed what made him give up the crack game for the rap game. While speaking in an exclusive interview with Playboy Magazine, Puff dished about his fear of being caught by law enforcement. "Some of my friends were selling drugs in the Maryland and (Washington) D.C. area. I remember them having all this jewelery and new BMWs. I was eating Romain noodles, stealing from the 7-Eleven to get some food. I thought, 'I need to get some money like y'all have.' I thought, 'I need to get some money like y'all have.' So I go out on the block, the strip where they're selling drugs, and my man says, 'OK, I'm going to give you this. You wait there. They'll come up to you.'  I'm out there five minutes when three cop cars pull up and officers jump out and start chasing me. I ran and got away... God was sending me signals. I told my friends, 'Thanks, y'all, but no thanks. This game is not for me.' I walked out that door, and I ain't been around nobody with no drugs. I don't want to see no drugs. I'm probably the shortest-duration drug dealer in history. That's why you never heard me talk about it in my rhymes." (Contact Music) Diddy's late father was reportedly involved in drug operations with famed kingpin Frank Lucas.
Combs was born in the public housing projects of the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, the son of Janice and Melvin Combs. He grew up in Mount Vernon. When Combs was a child, his father, aged 33, an associate of Frank Lucas the New York drug lord, was shot dead in his car at a Manhattan park after attending a party. Lucas and rival gangster Nicky Barnes both publicly state that they were close to Melvin. (Wikipedia) Around 2007, Lucas also confirmed his association with Puff's father.
"I know Melvin Combs ... He was a [hustler] Big Time ... I'm sorry Puff, but I gotta tell it like it is," he said in an interview. "Yeah ... he was right there [on my level]. I remember one time he got locked up on 3rd Avenue and 139th St ... He got locked up with like a kilo of cocaine ... I had to pay like $36,000 to get him out of jail, you know. Shortly after that [Diddy's father] got killed. (Media Take Out) Diddy also co-starred in the drug-based film, Carlito's Way; Rise to Power around 2005.
In the 60's, the Puerto Rican Carlito Brigante, the Afro-American Earl and the Italian Rocco become best friends while in prison. When they are released, Rocco intermediates a heroin business with a family of the Italian Mafia leaded by Artie Badalato Sr. Carlito negotiates with the lord Leroy "Hollywood Nicky" Barnes the area where the trio could operate in his neighborhood and sooner the three friends become powerful. Later, Carlito dates and has an affair with the beautiful Leticia. When Earl decides to move to Barbados with his girlfriend and leave the heroin business, his stupid younger brother causes a situation with the Italian mobsters, and Carlito and Rocco have to resolve the mess to save their lives. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (IMDb

_ Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is the new chick for an upcoming issue of Complex Magazine. Wanna talk about a come up? Here are some highlights from the interview:

On transforming when she’s about to get it in:
Thigh-high boots or some real crazy pumps, some thongs, and curly hair, that’s it. [Laughs.] Nothing else—nothing less, nothing more.One romance and seduction:
I don’t like romancing and I don’t like seduction. It’s corny to me. I like role-playing, but that’s not one of my characters. [Laughs.]On her dating life:
I have no dating life, I can only hope and wish and imagine and fantasize. They demand too much. In life there’s always going to be one thing that takes precedence, and when you’re as hungry as I am you have tunnel vision. So I can’t really cater to a dude right now—I love them and I think they’re cute, but I can’t do what they want me to do for them right now.(=_=)*


Thursday, October 11, 2007  Vibe INTERVIEW
Current mood:  calm
Category: Life After checking out Weezy's interview in the November 2007 issue of Vibe magazine, Antonia "Toya" Carter talked to Vibe.com about the relationship from her perspective.
Despite Wayne's attempts to downplay their relationship, Toya says the two were junior high school sweethearts.

"Me and [Dwayne] were crazy in love. We were inseperable. I would say I was one of his best friends at the time, up until now," she said. "I'm still a good friend of Dwayne. We have a good relationship. I really don't know why he said these negative things."

Toya went on to reveal that she and Wayne remained together through the ups-and-downs, including his public relationship with singer Nivea and Trina. But Toya says things with Trina didn't heat up until shortly after the couple's 2006 divorce. She admits that while their relationship was off-and-on at times, she was taken by surprise when he began dating Nivea.

"When he started dating Nivea, I didn't know anything about it. Then I found out and he admitted to me that he was dating her and that's when the marriage came apart," she admitted. "We were planning a wedding, and he was with Nivea. Him and Nivea split up and six months later me and him were married. It was crazy."

Despite the fact that the two finally made it to the altar on Valentine's Day 2004, Toya says the union did little to keep Weezy faithful.

"Wayne is the type who likes to have his cake and eat it too. So we were together, but that didn't stop him from doing what he had to do and I wasn't happy with that. A person can only take so much," she said. Toya filed for divorce less than two years later.

Although Karrine "Supahead" Steffans speaks highly of her bond with the New Orleans rapper, Toya downplays the relationship, saying, "All I have to say about that is that for some people, the word 'love' is loose terminology. Everybody: Trina, Nivea, Karrine, whoever it may be."

_SKEEM'IN IN THE LOU*Nelly's St. Louis Mansion Got Robbed!

A 911 call was made at 7:00 am from a St. Louis mansion reporting a burglary, was made from the one and only St. Louis native rapper Nelly's mansion. According to new police reports, one of the men inside the home confronted the intruder who fled with a duffel bag full of electronics, video games other items belonging to Nelly. The Police have also gone to say: “The man fled in a black GMC Yukon and witnesses reported seeing a vehicle matching the description in the area a short time later.” It has been reported that Nelly was not at home during the robbery and is in Atlanta this weekend at Lenox Mall. Fans that make purchases more than $75 of stuff at the Macy's located in Lenox Mall, are eligible to meet the rapper/actor as well as receive an autograph. As far as the robbery, no other information has been released and the burglar is still loose. Out of all the things a rich celebrity would have in his house, you steal electronics and video games? Sounds like the culprit could be a Geek Squad worker. (=_=)*

_Gangsta Boo !

Gangsta Boo Arrested For Robbing The Dollar Store Gangsta Boo was arrested by Memphis police Tuesday after turning herself in for armed robbery. The arrest of the ex-member of Three Six Mafia is in connection with the heist of a local dollar store. Boo, real name, Lola Mitchell is tied to the main suspect in the crime, 28-year-old Marcus Curtis. According to police, Marcus Curtis stormed into a Dollar General store on July 28 armed with a gun and forced employees to give him bags of the store's money. He is currently in jail under $100,000 bond. (=_=)*




SOHH Exclusive: Hell Rell Talks Jim Jones/50 Cent Connection, "I'd Never Sleep With The Enemy"
 by Anthony Roberts
Diplomats clean-up man Hell Rell is ready to show the world why he's the next to blow out of his Harlem crew. SOHH recently caught up with the Dips' street enforcer as he broke down the science behind his new disc, For The Hell Of It, and his feelings on Dipset Capo Jim Jones cozying up with Cam'ron's rival 50 Cent.

When Jones appeared alongside 50 Cent on BET's "Rap City" earlier this week, in a show of support and respect for the G-Unit boss, Rell didn't approve.

"However people want to interpret that, they can interpret it that way, but my loyalty lies with Cam and I would never sleep with the enemy," he says. " Jim is an executive, he can do what he wants to do. That don't mean I have to agree with it. But there's no problem between us. We are a movement. It's not based on one artist. We can all function on our own. We're not on the decline, business is just getting much deeper."

Building off the momentum that his Dipset family has undoubtedly set in motion, Hell Rell is ready to step into the forefront with his new album, For The Hell Of It.

"This is a New York street album," Rell told SOHH. "That's how I'm doing things, I'm coming with that hardcore, grimy flow. I'm catering to my hardcore fans, they know what I do out here."

The album, which features guest spots from the entire DipSet roster as well as Young Dro and Styles P, will also be followed up with a book by the same name that details the atmosphere and environment that inspired each song on the album.

"Every chapter of the book is a name to a song on my album" Rell explains. "Have you ever wondered what Marvin Gaye was thinking when he made 'What's Going on?' There was a war going on and all of these different things, what was going on in his head? I pretty much wrote out a blueprint of what was going on for each record, where I was, what was happening, my whole thought process. A lot of people might not like certain records, but they'll be able to understand what I was going through on each one."

With several other projects in the works, including a collaborative album with Cam'ron tentatively titled Uptown Boys, and his own label, Top Gunners, Rell is definitely striking while the iron is hot. He also has a few tips for those in the industry who want to be smart and avoid the same fate as MC Hammer.

"You gotta be around young, black entrepreneurs, you have to invest your money," Rell said. "Nobody wants to be on VH1 talking about, 'Where are they now.' You gotta capitalize on lucrative business opportunities and stay focused. I always have more than one means of income."
For The Hell Of It is set to hit stores on September 25 on Koch Records.(=_=)*

_DJ Miss Behavior *┌П┐(=_=)*┌П┐

  •   Sunday, December 07, 2008  YOU’LL FEEL ME ON THIS
   Current mood:  tested
   Category: Romance and Relationships fuck love.




As this Tiger Woods story grows, race is becoming and will become a bigger issue. For Tiger and Elin, race has nothing to do with it. But, for many, many onlookers, race is becoming the central theme for discussion. Proof that we are not in a post racial society is hearing a lot of people and a lot of gossip sites saying…”if Tiger was with a black girl” or “if Tiger was married to a Puerto Rican.” I don’t care who Tiger is married to. A woman, no matter what race, will smash your windshield if she finds out that you got girls all over the country. Whether they use a golf club, a football helmet, a baseball bat or a preacher’s wife using a heavy cross…you can say hello to the guys at auto body shop for me. Not for a second do I think that Tiger and Elin are thinking about race. The pain is not a racial pain, but it is a human pain. A pain to reconcile or split. A pain to discuss why mommy and daddy are in the news. A pain to go out in public again. Hearing people say that “this white girl is gonna take him to the cleaners,” is absurd. This has nothing to do with the fact that Elin is white, this is all about lawyers, accountants, agents and business advisors. That little pocket change he is negotiating with his wife right now, $55m to stay for 2 years or $5m to leave, is offensive. Tiger’s lucky he’s not negotiating with Kimora Lee.

with great love
all things are possible,

Russell   ...(=_=)*

_ Beyonce

Beyonce could be making moves to leave her record label (Columbia Records) to become an independent artist! Word on the street is that Columbia might be S.O.L when Beyonce’s contract ends. Tentatively the biggest chick in music is to complete two more albums – and I hear she’s currently already at work on her next one. My sources close to the situation and her team, is telling me that Jay-Z is wooing Beyonce to break away from Columbia and go completely independent.
Bey has fulfilled her three-record contract with Columbia. Now all that’s left for her is to sign another contract or, of course, go independent, a move that we believe would only help her. She has enough money and fame to do so and she will be able to have a lot more input on the type of music that she wants to do.
Let's be real. Beyonce could sell many, many records independently. She no longer needs a major label. She could sell big on iTunes alone and her publicity is on high already.

Waitresses sue SoHo hotspot Cafe Habana over alleged demands to show skin, look 'sexy'

Manhattan's Cafe Habana is being sued by four waitresses who balked at spicing up the celebrity hotspot's sex appeal by refusing to show more skin.

The women claim there was a "sexually charged environment" at the Elizabeth St. eatery in a new federal lawsuit. They charge that managers ordered them to show up looking "sexy," flash more cleavage, and strike risque poses for the "Habana Girls" calendar. "I don't have anything against strippers or cocktail waitresses, but that's not the job these women took," said lawyer Maimon Kirschenbaum. "They basically were encouraged to sex it up." Janiela Johnson, Xiomara Fernandez and Teliza Adams say they were canned after complaining about overheated antics which included a chef smooching a waitress on the neck while peering down her shirt. A fourth waitress, Monica Mateo, says her hours were severely cut after she refused to strike suggestive poses for the calendar. The calendar, which in 2008 featured a leggy beauty flashing plaid panties on the cover, raises money for restaurant owner Sean Meenan's eco-charity. "These women are not skanks," Kirschenbaum said. "They are just regular women who took a regular job. They didn't really expect to be taking pictures in their underwear." The suit says management at Cafe Habana - a big draw for the likes of Josh Hartnett, Serena Williams and Adrien Grenier- promised better shifts to workers who posed. "Your schedule can look like whatever you want if you're in the calendar," Meenan allegedly told Adams after asking her to be its cover girl. Mateo contends she went from working five nights a week to a couple of days a week because she dared to say no to a photo shoot - and a date from "Wedding Crashers" star and restaurant regular Owen Wilson. "Don't screw this up," Leslie Meenan, the owner's sister, is accused of saying. "Owen's a good customer." Sean Meenan did not return calls seeking comment on the lawsuit, filed in Manhattan Federal Court. jmartinez@edit.nydailynews.com  



D*mn, remember all that Dipset sh*t I said last week about there never being a Diplomat reunion? Yeah, all of those remarks, well doggy, turns out I was even more correct. While I f*cks with the whole team (especially JR Writer'til he got shot the f*ck up) from Juelz Santana to Freekey Zeeky, I gotta admit, it's too hard (no h*mo) to choose between Jim Jones and Cam'ron. Even when I think Cam'ron is on his A-game and makes you feel stupid for even breathing, Jones comes through asking you if you "smell him"
Now look, I know how some of y'all get tight with my "loose" writing and labeling of sh*t, but when I say Jones "clowned" and "dissed" Cam, doggy, you better believe it. From the shopping carts reference to saying there's a thin line between love and hate, what more proof do you need? D*mn, that YouTube line was hard-body though, Jones. Don't hate on Capo, y'all remember what Killa said:

"When I shake somebody's hand, [my Diplomat tattoo] is what you see," Cam said in an interview. "Shake hands. The only thing that bothers me is when n*ggas be like, 'Oh, so you can be down with Dipset? They gonna put you back down?' How can you put somebody back down for something that they own? Keepin' it a hundred, Dipset is Dipset but Dipset is over. They gotta get over it." In all fairness, Cam was high as f*ck during that video! LMFAO. But let me just explain to y'all why Jones comes out on top of this. First off, this ain't 2001-2002, meaning, Cam's last three solo projects have declined in order. Punchy as f*ck and still one of the slang originators from the Big Apple, that sh*t isn't playing well going into 2010. Now this is why Jones > Cam. Jones is radio-friendly (shout-out to @FunkmasterFlex, @AngelaYee, @MissInfo), doesn't have "amnesia" during interviews, makes you feel dumb for thinking his album sales have anything to do with his paper, is an entrepreneur-turned-rapper (*See Koch/E-1 Music), has a working relationship with 50, Diddy
and almost anyone except Jay-Z, gets radio play, etc... "I Am Dipset." LMFAO. Classic sh*t, get 'em Capo. (=_=)*

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