Posts

BEYONCE, JAY-Z TWINS PREMATURE

Image
Beyonce's twins were premature and are "under the lights" to normalize ... this according to sources connected with the family. We're told Beyonce did not go full-term ... which was not apparent on the surface. Beyonce announced her pregnancy February 1. TMZ broke the story ... the twins have been in the hospital since their birth a week ago Monday with a "minor issue." The babies are "under the lights." They would not be more specific, but that often means the babies have jaundice because of elevated bilirubin levels. The lights are designed to lower bilirubin in the blood to eliminate the jaundice. The condition is common among preemies and in most cases not dangerous.

PRODIGY FROM MOBB DEEP DEAD AT 42

Image
The hip-hop community has taken another major loss after news broke that, Prodigy, one-half of the group Mobb Deep passed on Tuesday.
According to XXL, the publicist for the group confirmed he was found unconscious and passed away Tuesday morning.
In a statement, the group’s publicist said, “It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep. Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth. The exact causes of death have yet to be determined. We would like to thank everyone for respecting the family’s privacy at this time.”
Mobb Deep is known as one of the leading rap groups to come out of NYC, with classic hits such as “Shook One’s” “Survival of the Fittest,” and “Quiet Storm,” featuring Lil Kim.

Photographer Sues Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters over Illegal Use of Tupac Photo

Image
Last week, a photographer responsible for two popular photos of the late Tupac Shakur filed a lawsuit against Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Bioworld Merchandising, Planet Productions and Amaru/Awa Merchandising over the use of his photographs.

Danny Clinch filed the suit in New York on May 31st, accusing the retail giants, merchandising companies and the company in charge of licensing the merchandise, of using the photos without permission.

According to Consumerist, the photos were taken and featured on the 1993 cover of Rolling Stone magazine, then again three years later. In 2002, the photographer copyrighted the photos, to protect his possession of them, but ten years later, Amaru/AWA Merchandising and Planet Productions drew up a licensing agreement that would allow Planet Productions to use Tupac’s photos, including Clinch’s copyrighted photographs. Planet Productions then gave several retailers permission to create T-shirts and merchandise with the images, who then distributed and…

PUSHA T IS SENDING A 6-YEAR-OLD BOY TO COLLEGE AFTER WATCHING ANTI-GUN VIOLENCE VIDEO

Image
PushaT is out here doing big things. The rapper was touched by a four-minute viral video from a 6-year-old boy who openly shared his thoughts on gun violence, and why it’s it’s necessary that the community puts an end to it. On Friday, news broke that he started a college fund for the little boy!
Pusha T took time out of his day to personally hand write Jefferey “Lil J” Laney a letter.
“Dear Lil J, Hi my name is Terrence ‘Pusha -T’ Thornton. I saw your video and I’m really sorry that you are having to deal with people shooting guns and hurting others where you live. A lot of people can’t imagine how hard it is being a kid where you are from, If I were you, I would be scared too. But I thought it was very brave of you to speak up and try to help your family, friends, and community. There a lot of 6yr olds all over the United States who are scared just like you and guess who their Super Hero is…YOU!! Your video really woke me up. You are a thoughtful and smart kid already at such a you…

CHRIS BOSH’S NBA CAREER APPEARS TO BE OVER DUE TO ILLNESS

Image
It’s a sad day in the world of NBA as reports just reported NBA star Chris Bosh will be ending his career with the NBA due to an illness.
An NBA doctor has ruled that Chris Bosh is dealing with a career-ending illness, which means the Miami Heat will be able to remove his contract from their salary cap once they officially release him, according to multiple reports.
Bosh hasn’t returned to the court since February 2016 because of blood clotting issues.
There is a small chance he can return to the league after being released from the Heat but must provide the league with the medical evidence proving he is mentally and physically fit.
Bosh is guaranteed $52 million over the next two seasons, despite a huge portion being covered by his insurance.

LIL YACHTY SHARES HIS THOUGHTS ON DISAPPOINTING FIRST WEEK ALBUM SALES

Image
Lil Yachty dropped his anticipated album “Teenage Emotions” last week (May 26th) and let’s just say his first week sales were nothing to celebrate.
Despite Yachty garnering huge success and building a rather larger than life fanbase, his first week of sales only pulled 46,000 units. Bryson Tiller, on the other hand, who was on a little hiatus, came back strong pulling 106,570, giving him his first #1 album ever. Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio album, “DAMN,” came in again at #2 while Drake’s “More Life” and Lil Yachty’s album came in at the #4 and #5 slot.
Lil Yachty seems to be holding his head high despite the disappointing album sales and claims he is putting more work in than ever. He also noted that the purpose of this album was not necessarily to do numbers, but more of a gift to fans.
In a long Instagram message, he wrote: “I didn’t make this 21 project for the old reviews and bloggers. I made it for real Lil yachty fans who have been dying for new music from me… that’s why I p…

THE WEEKND DONATES $100,000 TO HEALTH CENTER IN UGANDA

Image
The Weeknd is giving back in a major way. The star has donated $100,000 to the Suubi Health Center, a maternity and children’s medical facility in Budondo, Uganda.
The star followed the footsteps of his famous friend French Montana when he learned French Montana’s heavily involvement with Global Citizen and Mama Hope to help raise awareness for Suubi and the people of Uganda.
French also donated $100,000 to Suubi and spearheaded an online campaign called #Unforgettable that has helped raise money for blood banks, premature incubators, cribs and other maternity supplies.