Friday, August 29, 2008

The Reason Suge Kicked That Girl's Ass

Suge Knight and his girlfriend of 3 years were on their way to a strip club when his phone rang. Realizing it was another woman, Suge's girl tried to check him. Big mistake. That's when Suge went off. Police reports say the girl doesn't even know what happened next, all she remembers is waking up on the ground naked.

Charges Filed In Funeral Fight

Remember when Game went to his cousin's funeral and got into a fist-fight [at the funeral] over money he supposedly promised but never came up with to cover funeral costs? The cousin he was fighting, Robert "Kirky" Kirkwood, pressed charges against Game. So now your boy is facing criminal battery charges. Not a good look, especially since Game is on probation for felonious weapons charges right now.

Happy Birthday Michael Jackson

M-Jack turns 50 today.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Naomi Campbell's Billionaire Boyfriend

just bought her an $18.5 million dollar penthouse apartment in Jardins on the Upper East Side of Sao Paolo, Brazil after she told him how much she loved the country and that she wanted to settle down there.

The Trans-gender Chick [?] From America's Next Top Model Speaks

Suge Knight Arrested For Beating His Girlfriend

Suge got arrested for beating the shit out of his girlfriend in Las Vegas yesterday. Suge and his girl were driving near the strip when, for unknown reasons, Suge slugged the chick several times in the head. The girl grabbed the steering wheel and forced the car onto the curb where she jumped out and ran. Didn't do her any good because Suge caught her ass and continued to beat her. Passersby called the cops who showed up just in time to catch Suge kicking the chick in the head. Suge, who was wielding a knife and had Ecstasy and hydrocodone in his possession was arrested and hit with assault and drug charges. He later posted $19,000 bail and was released.

Mos Def Attacks Photographer

Mos Def does not like paparazzi or random people taking his picture. So Mos was in Las Vegas for the MAGIC fashion convention when some random dude, who didn't know Mos' aversion to snapshots, tried to get a picture of the camera-shy rapper/actor. They say your boy went off, screaming: "Everybody knows I don't take pictures!" and snatched dude's camera off his neck, cutting the shooters hand in the process. Mos is now under investigation for larceny and you can bet a lawsuit is not far behind.

Dog Unleashed

Surprise, surprise. DMX got let out of jail. Even though he cussed out the judge for denying him bail, his attorney was able to work out a plea deal for time served and a $483 fine for trying to buy coke and weed from an undercover officer in Miami this past June. That takes care of his Miami charges, now he just has to settle his business in Arizona.

OJ And Arnell Got Into It

OJ Simpson and his oldest daughter Arnell got into a knock down drag out fight in Florida this past Sunday. They say it all started with OJ's girlfriend, Nicole Brown-Simpson look-a-like, Christine Prody. Arnell and Christine were arguing about Chris being a drunk bitch when OJ stepped in and took Chris's side. That's when Arnell let OJ have it, blasting him for lavishing money on Christine while Arnell's mother, OJ's first wife, Marguerite Whitley, has to work at Walmart. They say Arnell busted her 61 year old father in the mouth and pushed him to the ground opening a gash on his head. They say Arnell herself called 911 after feeling guilty for kicking her father's ass.

Pump Your Brakes Solange

Your girl Solo tried to put a news anchor in check because she thought the anchor mentioned Jay Z while introducing her. The thing is, the comment was made off-air, leaving Solange looking crazy. She did confirm her sisters marriage, though.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Damon Dash Dropped By Pro-Keds

Damon Dash, who lead everyone to believe he'd purchased the Pro-Keds company outright, has had his licensing agreement terminated by the brand.

DMX Curses At Judge For Denying Him Bail

Trick Trick Says

Tired of being accused of stealing Yung Berg's Transformer chain, Trick Trick attempts to set the record straight.

“First of all I ain’t no jack nigga. I don’t need to jack nann nigga to get what I gotta get. Karma’s a motherfucker so I’m not taking no nigga’s shit. I earn mine. I don’t need that piece of shit ass aluminum foil chain the bitch had on no way.”
“You can’t be saying ‘fuck Trick Trick’ and you don’t like dark skin women. I was gonna school the little nigga to the ropes of the game! If you gonna take some notes, take notes from an OG. The lil homies got that trophy [the chain], I don’t want that shit. I don’t have any problems with the little nigga. I [just] don’t like him.”

Karrine Steffans Retires From Hoe-ing

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Dr. Dre Son Found Dead

The Los Angeles County Coroner reported today that the son of hip hoprecord producer and rapper Dr. Dre has died.

Andre Young Jr. was founddead at his home in Woodland Hills on Saturday morning. Young was out the previous night and returned home around 5:30 A.M.,according to Assistant Chief Ed Winter. His mother went to check onhim in his bedroom around 10 A.M., found him unresponsive, and called911.

He was 20 years old.
The cause of death is pending completion of a toxicology report.
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What Had Happened Was

Trick Trick got on the radio and explained what really happened to Yung Berg at Plan B in Detroit Friday night. Trick also reveals who Berg can go see to get his chain back. You should note throughout the interview Trick Trick talks a lot about showing respect, giving credence to the rumor that Berg got his ass kicked for talking slick about Detroit and Detroit rappers on the radio.

K-Ci Explains

Death Row Not Sold

There's been a lot of controversy over the sale of Death Row. First, convicted drug dealer Michael Harris and his wife successfully sued Suge [from jail] for $107 million dollars claiming they helped found The Row but where cheated out of profits. The Harris' sued to collect judgement and forced Death Row into bankruptcy, where it was picked up by The Global Music group for $24 million. To make a long story short, Global Music never came up with the money to complete to sale so Death Row is going back on the block.

Monday, August 25, 2008

What Do We Have Here?

The face and the tatts might be smudged up but folks in the D know exactly who's brother this is wearing Yung Berg's Chain.

Ripped from HipHop Bandwagon.

JoJo Passes Out On Stage

Can we get an intervention for these two, like yesterday? They say this was supposed to be a Jodeci reunion in Australia, but only K-Ci and JoJo showed up. Anyway at the 1:50 mark, JoJo passes out onstage, K-Ci keeps on singing and another person walks past JoJo and picks his microphone up off the floor, but leaves JoJo lying there. damn.

More Excerpts From Faith's Book

I don’t know what got into my head. But I decided that I needed to know once and for all what Big was really trying to do. On that night before Christmas, I drove to Big’s house on a mission to find out where I really stood.

The security guard at the gate just waved me in when I pulled up. It was Christmas Eve and she’d seen me come into the complex with the kids, so I guess she didn’t think anything of it. I parked in the rear of Big’s town house and walked up to the garage. It was locked. I hadn’t been over to Big’s house a whole lot but I did know that you jiggle the garage door a certain way and unlock it.

I got into the garage, where there was an elevator that would take me to both floors of Big’s duplex. There I was, rocking a black skully cap and a heavy goose-down jacket, tiptoeing into the elevator and pressing the button to go up to the second floor, where his bedroom was located. I got to Big’s bedroom door, turned the knob, and went inside. As soon as I saw a small lump next to Big’s large frame, I flew into a rage, ran over to the side of the bed, and pulled back the covers. I grabbed some chick our of the bed and started beating her ass. At some point, the chick’s wig came off in my hand; It was a short, cropped wig. I stopped throwing punches for a minute to get a good look at the chick I was beating up. It was Lil Kim. She was completely butt-naked, yelling as I pushed her around the room.
“So you not fucking her, right?” I screamed at Big. “Yeah, you not messing with her anymore,right?”

When they heard all the commotion, Cease, D-Roc, and Gutter came running into the room. ‘Oh shit!” they yelled in unison. “It’s Faye! How the hell she get in here?”

Big sat up in bed and pointed at Kim, who was standing in a corner of the room, trying to cover her naked body with her hands while I was still yelling at Big. “Yo, get her outta here,’ Big said. They led Kim out of the room and she screamed and cursed the whole way.

It was absolutely crazy in that house. Kim was naked and being led somewhere to get dressed. I was still screaming on Big. Damion, Cease, and Gutter were laughing in amazement that I would be so bold. And Big looked like he was just too through with all of us. He sat up in bed shaking his head. Kim left the house and I stayed, talking to Big about why he couldn’t be honest with me about her.

‘I thought it was all about Tiffany?” I asked. You still messing with Kim, too?” Big had nothing to say. I have to say I actually felt some pity for Kim. Big had a wife, and she settled for messing with him. Then he started dating Tiffany and Big had a wife and a mistress. And Kim still settled for being other other woman. It seemed pretty sad to settle for that.

When I left a few hours later to get the kids, I noticed that Kim had taken my key to my Land Cruiser and scratched up my entire car, from the hood to the back bumper. Even though we ended up having sex that day, at that point I decided I was 100 percent through. I was not going to be a ride or die chick, always going to lengths to show Big how I felt. I was the mother of his child and his wife. But I was going to have to let go.

And So It Begins

Soul legend ISAAC HAYES' family is set to launch legal action to retrieve the rights to his hit songs. The singer's back catalogue, which includes classics such as Do Your Thing and theme from Shaft, was sold for $30,000 on the orders of a court following his bankruptcy in 1976. Now his relatives are planning to recover the rights to the material - which is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in royalties - to provide financial security for his widow and two-year-old son. An elder son, Isaac Hayes III, says, "He definitely was done wrong. I'm very passionate about that (providing security for the family). If that means me trying to get my father's material back, I'm all for it."Hayes' attorney, Allen Arrow, says, "I can't rule out litigation... I would hope that we can retrieve a good part of what he lost." And Lance Armstrong, president of Rondor Music, which owns the publishing rights to Hayes' songs, added: "He lost millions, and it was morally and ethically wrong to take it from him. He was devastated."The soul singer died from a stroke earlier this month.

The Othe Side Of The Game

Necole Bitchie got the scoop on the chick who accused Shaq of stalking her and it ain't pretty...

They Say

Mel B is trying hard to rustle up random celebrities to attend her re-marriage to Stephen Belafonte in Egypt because OK magazine has offered to pay for the whole shindig, IF she can get enough A,B, and C lists celebs to show up. They say Mel has resorted inviting people she's never even met, offering them first class flights and luxury accomodations to get them to go along with the scam.

50 Blasts Kim Osorio

In light of new allegations from her book, 'Straight From The Source' rapper 50 Cent was asked whether or not he messed around with former Source editor Kim Osorio, to which he replied,"I messed with Kim a while ago, she licked on my balls before the deal…when they weren’t worth much. She licked my balls once and now shes a star. I got some advice for all aspiring women journalists, it may not make the best sellers list, but lick my balls and you are on the road to the riches!!”

Snoop Locked Up

Actor Felicia 'Snoop' Pearson got arrested last week after cops picked her up for refusing to testify in a murder trial. One of Snoop's boys stabbed three dudes, one of them fatally, in Snoop's defense after she got into it with the guys at a New York Fried Chicken place in Baltimore. The skirmish started inside and cops were called to calm things down, but the melee flared up again once they got outside because the two groups were parked close to each other. When Snoop failed to appear in court they went to her house with a "body attachment" warrant and when they busted in they found 2 blunts and weed residue.

Add Juvi To The List

Before he has to report to jail in January for lying about laundering hundreds of thousands of dollars in jewels for the Black Mafia Family, Jacob the Jeweler is trying to collect all the money he's owed from fake ballers. In July Jacob filed suit against Wyclef for $319,000.00 in unpaid jewelery and this week he's filed suit against New Orleans rapper Juvenile, Knicks center Eddie Curry and music producer Scott Storch. Good luck with that Jake.

Jam It or Slam It

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Yung Berg Stomped Out In Detroit

Yung Berg got his ass kicked last night by local Detroit rapper Trick Trick. According to The Whole Nine blog, Yung Berg went to Detroit Friday for a Saturday night performance at 102.7's annual Summer Jamz concert. They say Berg and his boys went out Friday night and crossed paths with Trick Trick, the same Trick Trick who beat Miami rapper Trick Daddy's ass in Detroit few years ago. Now, I don't know the reasons why, but they say Trick Trick and 'nem stomped Yung Berg out and took his chain. Both Trick and Yung Berg are scheduled to play Summer Jamz tonight, so if anybody go, be sure to report back to the group if Trick wore Berg's Transformer chain on stage and if Berg look beat down or not.

Shaq Is A Stalker

This rapper chick out of Atlanta named Alexis 'Mary Jane' Miller was granted a restraining order against Shaquille O'Neal last Thursday because he threatened to fuck her up, blackball her in the music industry, kept calling her breathing heavy on the phone and sending her crazy text messages after she broke up with him last month. In one text Shaq was all like, “I dnt no who the fuk u think u dealin wit. u will neva be heard from one phone call is all I gotta make no try me. Sho me."

Under terms of the restraining order, Shaq is prohibited from having any contact or even coming within 200 yards of Alexis or her 19-month-old son. Shaq, who resides in Florida, is scheduled to appear before Judge Karen Woodson on Sept. 4.

Click here to go to her Myspace and listen to her music.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Three Years

A DeKalb County judge sentenced rapper Da Brat to three years in prison Friday for striking a woman with a rum bottle at an Atlanta-area nightclub.
Superior Court Judge Gail Flake also sentenced the rapper, whose real name is Shawntae Harris, to seven years probation and 200 hours of community service.

The incident happened at a Halloween party at Studio 72 nightclub on Oct. 31 2007. The club is on Highway 29 near Tucker.

About six members of Harris’s family wept when a sheriff’s deputy took her into custody.

“I love y’all,” Harris, 34, said as she was led out of the courtroom.
“We love you too” the relatives replied in unison.
Harris entered a guilty plea to aggravated assault.
The victim, a waitress at the club, had to be hospitalized after being struck by Harris, and Flake said the woman suffered permanent facial scarring.
Harris and the victim had gotten into an altercation prior to the assault, police said at the time.

Excerpt From Faith's Book

You know, I love New York,” [Tupac] said. “But I’m not f**king with New York right now.”
The air in the room seemed to get really thick all of a sudden. His demeanor had changed so quickly that I was truly afraid....

50 Speaks With Investigators

One day after it was reported that 50 Cent refused to cooperate with investigators regarding his baby mama's suspicious house fire, 50 went on and sat down for questioning.


Character actor Julius Carry died Aug. 19 in Los Angeles of pancreatic cancer. He was 56.

He had recurring roles on TV shows including "Two Guys And Girl," "Boy Meets World," "Grown Ups," "The District," "Cosby," "Murphy Brown," "It's A Living" and "Duet."

Carry appeared in more than 100 guest roles including "Hill Street Blues," "Jag," "Spin City" and "Moesha."

He also appeared as the villain Sho'nuff in the cult pic "The Last Dragon." Other feature credits included "The New Guy," "Moving," "World Gone Wild," "The Man With The Red Shoe" and "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh."

Born in Chicago, his first screen credit was in "Disco Godfather."

Carry is survived by his wife Naomi.

Donations may be made to The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Revenge of The Dark Butts

Yung 'I don't do dark butts' Berg's debut cd sold a little more than 19,000 units its first week out.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Issac Hayes' Funeral

First of all, Isaac Hayes had two funerals. There was the one on Monday that was open to the public and a private one on Sunday that was organized by the Scientologists. The Sunday one was filled to the brim with celebrities including Isaac's fellow scientologists Doug E. Fresh, Chick Corea, Tom Cruise, Anne Archer and Kelly Preston, as well as his non-Scientology celeb pals Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, Bootsy Collins, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Sam Moore, Aretha Franklin, Chuck D, Maurice White, John Singleton, Richard Roundtree, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson any many others. Anyway, folks are whispering about how weird the Scientology funeral was because they barely mentioned his music, no one sang any of his songs and they didn't talk about his film or television career. They say the whole memorial, if you could call it that, was mostly his Scientology pals talking about themselves while being filmed by Scientology leaders. Also, according to witnesses, the Scientology speakers and performers — there were seven in all — made little reference to Hayes’ 11 grown children, just to his wife of three years and their 2-year-old son. The snubs were so blatant, Isaac's oldest daughter Veronica, who didn’t get to speak until nearly two and a half hours had passed, felt the need to declare, "Just to clear it up, there are 11 children." Isaac's family members are also upset because he was not buried next to his grandmother, but instead buried in what they referred to as "the white cemetery."

The Other Night

They say Prince sat outside Janelle Monae's concert at The Viper Room, waited for her to come out then invited her into his limo for a chat.

50 Ain't Talking

Arson investigators trying to get to the bottom of the suspicious fire that burned 50 Cent's baby mama's house to the ground are frustrated because they have not been able to question the rapper at all regarding the case. While Shaniqua has met with investigators several times, her lawyers claim 50, who was in New Orleans filming a movie at the time of the blaze, has refused to speak with investigators.

Better Black TV

P Miller, who, by the way, does not wish to be called Master P anymore, is starting a new television station called Better Black TV.

According to a company statement, the network will provide "positive content for a black and brown culture."

BBTV, set to launch in 2009, will be a general entertainment channel running a wide range of scripted, unscripted and news programming, including drama and comedy series, movies, animation, reality, politics, sports and entertainment news, children's educational and teen programming, as well as "responsible hip-hop music and videos."
I wonder if they're going to show "I'm Bout It" late at night?

Dexter Returns Fire

Remember back in July when Bernice and Martin King III sued their brother Dexter claiming he was mishandling funds from the Martin Luther King Jr. estate? Well Dexter launched a suit of his own against Bernice and Martin III. Dexter's suit accuses Martin III and Bernice of establishing foundations in direct competition with The King Center and claims that Martin III used the center without permission to meet with then-presidential candidate John Edwards in January 2008.

They Say

While troubled rapper DMX sits in a Miami jail, his people are actively shopping a new DMX reality show around to the networks. They're offering to let cameras follow DMX while he resolves his various legal troubles. So far there have been no takers.

Straight From The Source

Remember when former editor in chief of The Source magazine, Kim Osorio, sued Source founders Dave Mays and Ray Benzino for sexual harassment and won that multi-mullion dollar settlement? Get ready to read all about it. Kim wrote a book called Straight To The Source: An Expose From The Former Editor-In-Chief Of The Hip-Hop Bible. Kim dishes all the dirty details on how Benzino would be switching covers at the last minute, re-ordering cover shoots, randomly firing employees, trading covers for beats and guest appearances on his records and how Benzio's favoring street cred over journalistic integrity lead to the magazine’s downfall. She also reveals a famous lover or two. *cough*50 and Nas*cough*

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Damon Dash In Foreclosure

From the New York Post:

Eastern Savings Bank has filed suit against entrepreneur Damon Dash, charging the Roc-a-Fella Records co-founder hasn't made a payment on his $78,504.20-a-month mortgage since January.

"YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME," reads the foreclosure action against Dash and wife Rachel Roy.

The $7.3 million mortgage was actually taken on two TriBeCa properties the couple owns, at 25 N. Moore St. and at 79 Laight St.

A rep for Dash did not return a call and e-mail for comment. The clothing big has been besieged by debtors in the past year, despite having an estimated $50 million fortune.

The Post reported last year that he owed the city $2 million in back taxes, and the mortgage suit says he has $100,000 in federal tax liens against his properties.

Bobby Being Sued

The lawyers who handled Bobby Brown's divorce from Whitney Houston are suing his ass for $90,217 in unpaid legal fees.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Is Rihanna Broke?

You can file this shit in the unsubstainiated rumors section. Try as I might, I could not find a source for this supposed missive from Rihanna's recently fired accounant, but here it is anyway for your gossiping pleasure:

Rihanna's now ex-business manager Patricia Willliams has been recently fired as she says "for no good reason, all in ignorance" and is "livid" with Rihanna & her management company Rebel One's decision to fire her. Rihanna recently met with Willliams to check on her accounting affairs and was shocked to see that almost all her money was missing. She instantly accused Willliams of "stealing her money.""I'm a professional Business Manager, I have a staff of more than a dozen, I have worked for many high profile actors, musicians and multi-million dollar corporations. Why would I steal from Rihanna?" She continues, "I showed her all the paperwork and tried to explain to her the circumstances but she wouldn't listen. She called me all sorts of horrible names and stormed off. I now feel compelled to share with the world the background story as I will not allow my name to be slandered"The Barbados born singer has had four back-to-back albums, including a re-release since her debut of "Pon De Replay" in 2005.According to Willliams, Marc Jordan, manager and owner of Rebel One Management has been taking care of Rihanna's financial situation with her. "Def Jam doesn't fund Rihanna properly, so Marc uses the money Rihanna makes from third-party endorsements and from tours to fund her album and music videos." Since 2005, Rihanna has been sponsored by the likes of JC Penny, Samsung, Covergirl, Secret, Venus Breeze etc,. and has gone on two major tours, most recently label-mate Kanye West's "Glow in the Dark" Tour and with Pussy Cat Dolls across Europe."I don't want to disrespect Marc's name. He is a fantastic manager and genuinely believes in Rihanna. But he uses her money to fund her future projects because he believes he can break her in the world-market. Her album sales are not nearly as close to her single sales and he knows that if she is only known as a 'singles artist' she will only be as good as her last hit. Unfortunately, he didn't inform his client and I'm receiving the brunt of it."Why is Def Jam lacking in funding support for there act? Why was so much money spent? How much exactly? Williams continues,"Her record label Def Jam has put out 3 albums in a time span of 2 years. Alot of that was orchestrated through her management Rebel One. It was never Def Jam's intention to release so many albums back-to-back but Marc Jordan found loop holes and ways to make it happen.A lot of the money Rihanna made through her endorsements between CoverGirl Cosmetics, Samsung.. Notice that majority of Rihanna's videos have a cell phone in it?""After the release of Rihanna and Teairra Mari, Def Jam had intention to drop both acts because their album sales were not successful. Her manager fought to get [S.O.S (Rescue Me)] and quickly tried to negotiate with as many companies as possible. Nike picked up the song and funded a video. This brought the hype back for Rihanna in the company's New York office. Majority of the official 'S.O.S' video was funded by Samsung because the record label was only willing to put up a small amount. Once 'S.O.S' picked up digitally and at radio, Def Jam agreed to fund the rest of her album. Jordan instantly got a video shot to 'Unfaithful' (he negotiated with video director Anthony Mandler to drop his price and would be given more videos from Rihanna in return). Then they shot 'We Ride' which was an extremely cheap video to create. 'Break It Off' was released as a third album, but again, Def Jam was unhappy with the sales of her album "A Girl Like Me" and refused to shoot a video. At this point Rihanna was opening up for the Pussy Cat Doll's in Europe. She was making 30,000 a show but she didn't see any of that money because it was needed to fund her next album." Which is now known to the greater public as a 'Good Girl Gone Bad'."The song "Umbrella" was found & Jordan fought again for Rihanna to have it. They shot the video, which CoverGirl funded half of, and the song became a success. When the record label had there meeting with Music Stores across the U.S to order her album for shipment, the number's weren't coming in the way that they expected. When the album's first week numbers came in at less than 150,000, the label was shocked. Def Jam's President LA Reid was livid! Umbrella was #1 for 11 weeks! Any other artist would have sold way more first week. T-Pain even did better in sales than her that week. Def Jam told Jordan they were no longer funding the album, so Jordan needed money again to pay for music videos 'Shut Up & Drive' and 'Dont Stop The Music'. Almost 250,000 was spent to have those videos created. Plus, an additional 120,000 to shoot 'Hate That I Love You'. Jordan was noticing that 'Dont Stop The Music' was picking up, so her persuaded the label to support it at radio in the U.S and the remaining singles, and they did.""Then came for the repackaging of her album 'Good Girl Gone Bad', which is called 'Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded', that entire project was funded through Rihanna's money. 'Take A Bow' was bought through her money, the video was created with her money and so is her most recent video and single 'Disturbia'. The label didn't even want to pay a dime for anything! Close to 750,000 was spent on those two songs alone. And now she expects to see money in her account?"Williams states that Jordan, her publicist from well-respected public relations firm 42-West, Alicia Silverman has built alot of hype around Rihanna's name but the singer has only made "a little bit above a million" and "all of it was spent on making her as big as she is now. It's not my fault that she only has 20,000 to her name."