Posted: Saturday September 14, 2013 @ 5:61 p.m PST
Atlanta police have arrested rapper Gucci Mane on weapons and drug charges.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/17zi5IB) and WSB-TV said an Atlanta police report shows officers responded to a call shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday in southwest Atlanta from a friend of the rapper who was concerned about his behavior.
The police report said Gucci Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis, became “increasingly agitated with officers and began cursing and threatening them.”
P Diddy has reportedly started dating 20-year-old model Kate Upton and they were seen kissing during a recent night out.
The 43-year-old rap mogul was apparently seen kissing the Sports illustrated model – who confirmed in February she had split from Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander – at Miami Beach nightspot Club LIV late last month, where they partied in the VIP section at a bash being held by the I’ll be Missing You hitmaker.
A source told the New York Daily News newspaper: “They were kissing, they weren’t hiding it.”
Source & Story Credit: CBS News – Celebrity Circuit
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Posted: Saturday June 2, 2012 @ 9:34 p.m PST
According to CBS News/Celebrity Circuit Lil Wayne said that after a recent NBA playoffs ticket dispute he felt unwelcome and “unwanted” at the Oklahoma City arena and isn’t planning to return.
The rapper said two Thunder players — Kevin Durant and James Harden — had reached out to offer him tickets to Saturday’s fourth game of the Western Conference Finals.
“That’s not the point, though,” he told The Associated Press in an interview Friday night. “It’s the players stepping up but of course the players aren’t white. I don’t want to be sitting there on behalf of you and I’m sitting next to a (person) that’s like `I don’t want this (guy) sitting next to me.’ (Forget) you … I’m in Forbes,” he said, laughing.
Lil Wayne claimed in a tweet Thursday night that he had been “denied by the team to be in their arena.” The team responded by saying the seats he wanted were already taken.
He said he typically procures tickets for such games “from this guy named Mike.” Lil Wayne said Mike had requested special security, parking and entrance for the rapper, but Mike said the team responded that they would only sell the seats for Mike’s personal use.
Lil Wayne said a manager had advised him not to return to the city’s arena for sports events or concerts, but “I never say never.”
He said he felt welcome at other arenas including Miami, and likes being able to energize players — many of whom are fans of his music — on their home court.
“That’s like me going on stage and … seeing LeBron (James) in the crowd with his hand up. I’m going to perform a little bit harder,” he said.
But in Oklahoma, he said that while “the players want me there, I don’t want to feel — I’m going to still feel unwanted.”
“Of course, when someone tells Lil Wayne, `No,’ that he can’t come in, `We’re sold out,’ you feel a certain way. Unfortunately, it had to go down like that,” said Durant, the three-time NBA scoring champion.
“We’d have loved to have him here in Oklahoma City. We’d have welcomed him with open arms. Hopefully, we get past that and next time he can come and enjoy a game.”
A team spokesman has said Lil Wayne’s representatives insisted that he sit in the front row, and none of those seats were available. Oklahoma City sold out every home game during the regular season and playoffs.
“It was just a misunderstanding. We were sold out of tickets, I heard, and we didn’t come through,” Durant said. “He knows a few of us on the team and he knows it’s nothing like that. We offered him tickets to tonight but he had to do something. He’s a superstar in his own right, so he can’t just pick up and go to a game.
“He had something to do, but I’m sure if his schedule was free, he would have came tonight. We’re still inviting him to games — maybe not this year. Next year or whatever.”
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Posted: Wednesday May 30, 2012 @12:50 a.m. PST
THIS STORY reads like Edison Chen Photo Scandal 2.0. A Hong Kong female singer finds herself a victim of a sex scandal when pictures of her behaving intimately with her ex-boyfriend were leaked on the Internet.
Shiga Lin, 23, was shocked to find that old photographs of her with K-Chek, a relatively unknown rapper, have been exposed. There are also another batch of photos showing K-Chek with another girl – Rainah, the 22-year-old wife of FAMA member 6Wing.
The pictures were taken in 2004 – most probably at K-Chek’s place – and showed a then 16-year-old Lin locking lips with K-Chek and nibbling at his ears, while the latter was seen showing his middle finger.
On Tuesday, a teary-eyed Lin had a press conference and admitted that she took the pictures with K-Chek, who was her ex-boyfriend during her high school years. She revealed that K-Chek was a friend of her classmate and they dated for a year before breaking up over personality differences.
Lin said she agreed to take the photos because she loved K-Chek very much and trusted him then.
When asked whether they had a sexual relationship, she replied: “We had done things that a couple would normally do. At this moment I don’t feel like talking to anyone. I have received a lot of text messages from my friends, but I need time to get over this.”
She said she had no idea how the pictures ended up being leaked and was shocked to find out through her friends.
“I don’t know and I don’t want to know (how),” she said.
The singer went on to reflect on her previous mistakes and promised to move on from the unpleasant episode.
“I used to hit the clubs and do a lot of meaningless stuff when I was young. Now I will work harder,” she said, adding that her career is not affected so far.
There are parties – including 6Wing – who suspected that this could be a publicity stunt orchestrated by K-Chek, who is releasing an album soon. However, Lin chose not to speculate, maintaining that she has zero contact with her former flame.
Meanwhile, 6Wing is furious that his wife was dragged into the controversy. The rapper defended his wife, saying that he was aware of her previous relationship with K-Chek and pointing a finger at the latter for allegedly broadcasting the intimate details of their relationship just to court publicity.
According to him, Rainah has turned over a new leaf since they tied the knot last year. She has since stopped hitting the clubs and become a good mother and wife, he said.
According to Asian Universe, recently a magazine published intimate photos of Shiga Lin and a rapper K-Chek. Yesterday Shiga held a press conference where she tearfully admitted she liked playing and partying during her teen years. Loved and trusted K-Chek, she took intimate photos with him and admitted she had a sexual relationship with him at the school age of 16. However, Shiga won’t try to get down to the source of where the pictures leaked. She just hopes from now on, she can start from fresh.
Yesterday at the press conference, Shiga appeared expressionless. She took a deep breath and expressed: “I admit I have dated the young man in the photo. We have taken intimate photos before. At the time, I only took those photos because I really loved and trusted him. As for how these photos leaked, I really don’t know nor will I go find out.”Shiga appeared very tensed and didn’t look at directly at the camera, but instead kept her head down. She couldn’t hold in her tears, so the staff handed tissues to her. She admitted as she teared up, she was ignorant as a teenager and made mistakes: “I admit I liked to go play and party as a teenager, done a lot of ignorant things and wasted a lot of my time. In the recent years, I really want work hard on my jobs. This incident has worried my family, friends and company, I really want to come out and bravely face the things I’ve done.”
During interviews with the press, Shiga admitted she met K-Chek through a classmate and dated him for a year. As for K-Chek implying they had a sexual relationship, Shiga expressed: “These things will happen when a boy and girl are dating. (Will there be even more erotic pictures?) In my memory, they isn’t. I don’t think I will go further on how this incident happened, I just feel very disappointed, really unhappy and it’s very sudden.”
Shiga sobbed as she said the set of photos do indeed exist (its real), but she does not know the other female victim (Six Wing@FAMA’s wife). Is she worried her boyfriend might leak out more photos? She said: “No, there will definitely be intimate photos when dating because you really like that person and want to keep photos for memories. Pictures will be taken for each relationship.” Shiga is thankful to have her family and company’s support and understanding. In the future, she will concentrate on her work and will protect her personal photos.
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Posted: Thursday May 17, 2012 @2:15 a.m. PST
An Iranian rapper is facing death threats and has a $100,000 bounty on his head for a song that some say insults an Islamic Shiite imam.
Shahin Najafi, who sings in Farsi and lives in Germany told the German website Qantara that the song “Naghi” is not about a religious figure but about the state of society in Iran.
“The story with ‘Naghi’ was just a pretext,” Najafi said in an interview with Qantara, which the German Foreign Office funds to promote dialogue with the Islamic world.
“For me it is more of an excuse to talk about completely different things. I criticize Iranian society in the song. It seems as though people are just concentrating on the word ‘imam,’ ” Najafi is quoted as saying.
Religious figures in Iran see it differently.
“Following the affront by rap singer Shahin Najafi against Imam Hadi (7th Imam of Shias) in a song called ‘Naghi’, his apostasy sentence has been issued by Ayatollah Safi Golpayegani,” Iran’s official Fars News Agency said in a website posting in Farsi.
Golpayegani is a grand ayatollah, which means the highest- ranking authority in Shiite Islam after prophets and imams. Being an apostate, or someone who forsakes Islam, is punishable by death under Iranian law.
“If the song contains any insults or indecency towards Imam Naghi, then it is blasphemy, and God knows what to do,” Golpayegani, a 92-year-old Iranian cleric, is quoted as saying by Qantara.
A post on the blog entegham says Najafi should be sentenced to death.
“According to article 513 of Islam’s penal code: Anyone who insults the sanctity of Islam, anyone of the great prophets, the Imams, and Sadigheh Tahereh (the prophet’s daughter) should be executed,” the post says.
The Iranian website Shia-Online.ir is offering $100,000 to anyone who kills Najafi. The money is being put up by “a philanthropist” in a Persian Gulf state, the website says.
In a blog post on Najafi, The Guardian in the UK calls Najafi “the Salman Rushdie of music,” a reference to the author of “The Satanic Verses,” who was given a religious death sentence by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1989 after Khomeini said Rushie’s book was blasphemous.
But writing in the state-run newspaper Kayhan, columnist Sadollah Zarei says Najafi’s case is different from Rushdie’s, according to a New York Times report.
“This fatwa does not represent the government of Iran,” Zarei is quoted as saying. “This is done by a religious group in our society.”
Nevertheless, Najafi told Qantara he has taken “precautionary measures.”
“We do, after all, live in a country where there are rules and procedures for such predicaments. So there is nothing to worry about,” he told Qantara.
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Posted: Tuesday March 6, 2012 @ 8:45 p.m.PST
He caused a massive stir last month when he seemingly announced his engagement on Twitter.
And while Lil Wayne later came out and claimed his girlfriend had only accepted his invitation to be his Valentine, she was wearing a diamond ring on her wedding finger a basketball game in Los Angeles last night.
Cocktail waitress Dhea Sodano looked to be having a great time as she watched the LA Lakers beat the Miami Heat 93-83 at the Staples Centre.
And she took the opportunity to publicly flash her gold canary diamond sparkler, which the hip hop star presented to her on Valentine’s Day.
The music star has been dating the sexy Italian since last year, and set tongues wagging when he tweeted on Valentine’s Day: ‘She said yes!’
However he soon backtracked when he realised news of the supposed engagement began to spread.
The Grammy winner wrote: ‘I meant ‘she said yes’ to being my valentine! Y’all krazy!’
However sources close to the star have said he really did propose, and the 29-year-old has continued to profess his love for her on the social networking site.
Last week the Carter favourite wrote: ‘I feel like I’ve died and went to Dhea.’
If they do
get married then she will have a ready made family, as Lil Wayne has four children.
His first child, daughter Reginae was born when he was just 15, to his high school sweetheart Antonia Johnson.
The pair married on Valentine’s Day of 2004 and divorced in 2006.
His second child, Dwayne III, was then born on October 22, 2008 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.
His third child, Cameron Carter, was born to actress Lauren London on September 9, 2009.
He had his fourth child, Neal, on November 30, 2009 with singer Nivea.
In the past ladies’ man Wayne has also been linked to actress Karrine Steffans-McCrary and popstrel Shanell Woodgett.
Rapper Bow Wow was interviewed by Sway on MTV’s RapFix Live talking about fatherhood.
The rapper said he spends quality time with his daughter Shai and said “it’s the illiest feeling in the world”. There’s a song called “Boy or Girl” that’s about being a daddy which will be one of the tracks on his latest album “Underrated”.
Bow Wow is 24-year old.
Also, this video shows other music artists and their kids such as; T.I.’s son Doomani, Ja Rule, Nick Cannon, and among others.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kanye West is using the words of 19thcentury philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to make his case in court.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is considering whether to uphold the dismissal of a 2010 claim that the rapper stole the song “Stronger” from another artist.
Plaintiff Vincent Peters, in addition to claiming similarity in the use of “Kate Moss” and the title “Stronger,” zeroes in on alleged similarities in the chorus. Both sides acknowledge the lyrics are based on Nietzsche’s phrase, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
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Posted: Tuesday November 8, 2011 @ 3:40 pm PST
Topic: Heavy D
Rapper Heavy D has died at age 44 according to MTV News. Heavy was born Dwight Arrington Myers. Heavy D was most known for his role in the group Heavy D & the Boyz. Heavy was also featured in Michael Jackson’s ” JAM.”
According to TMZ, ” Heavy D had just returned from shopping and walked up some stairs when he began having trouble breathing. Adam Mills, a designer who was in the building and knew Heavy D, found him leaning against a railing and clearly in distress. Adam tells us he cradled Heavy D in his lap as others called 911. Adam says Heavy D was conscious and said to him, “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe.” When paramedics took Heavy D to the hospital he had a pulse.”
According to CNN, ‘The cause of death is yet to be determined but the coroner’s office will begin an investigation’.
Heavy D Last Tweet Was: BE INSPIRED!
SMOKIN JOE FRAZIER..RIP.. truly one of the best heavyweight champs that ever lived.. GODS SPEED,MR FRAZIER!