Vain kicks a freestyle using a classic beat off of Ghostface Killa‘s Supreme Clientele Album. Vain originally kicked it live, for the first time, up at Power 105 NYC with DJ Self while simultaneously promoting his newest single “Hello“. Checkout Vain’s Ghostface Freestyle Video and his hot single “Hello”, that’s spinning across the country and is also available on Soundcloud and iTunes today!
Talk about kicking a man when he’s down. Coolio had to stand before a judge to hear his fate after getting caught at the airport with a gun, and get his hair critiqued.
Court is never a fun place to be, that is unless you are the judge holding people’s fate in your hands. Rapper Coolio plead guilty to possession of a concealed weapon in court Wednesday after getting caught with a gun in his bag at LAX airport. He won’t face any jail time, but he was sentenced to three years probation and must commit 45 days of community service.
A sigh of relief there. However, Coolio didn’t escape the court without getting his hairstyle acknowledged. Midway through the sentencing, the judge took a moment to bring attention to the spider legs currently perched atop Coolio’s head.
“You’re a little bit different,” said the judge, inferring that this is not the first time he’s seen Coolio in court. “You’ve got a different little hairstyle going here than in the past, but it, you know, it suits you.”
Mariah Carey and James Packer have called it quits, but from what we’re hearing the door is not completely shut … yet.
Sources connected with Mariah’s reality show tell TMZ, the show has been chronicling the relationship, which has been plagued with “issues” between the 2.
Our sources say what may have been the deal breaker for Packer came when she had some sort of rendezvous with one of the dancers in her Vegas show … something that is on video for the reality show.
We’re told James hated the reality show from the get-go and it became a major source of conflict.
Women’s Day in Australia is reporting James dumped Mariah in part over her “extravagant spending.”
It sure seemed like something was amiss over the weekend when Nick Cannon showed up for Mariah’s Halloween party but Packer was a no-show. They said it was because Halloween parties were not his thing … it’s possible neither is Mariah anymore.
The sentence came after Gates’ lawyer, Jose Baez of Orlando, requested that Franklin refrain from sentencing Gates to any jail time and instead “fashion a sentence.”
Franklin asked whether Gates, whose real name is Kevin Jerome Gilyard, had any prior convictions before she sentenced the multiplatinum recording artist to jail time. Prosecutors said he was once convicted of possession of hydrocodone and marijuana.
Gates, wearing a kufi, a brimless hat worn by Muslims, and a black bowtie, thanked Baez as a Polk County sheriff’s deputy escorted him out of the courtroom. His jail sentence was expected to begin today.
After the sentence, Baez declined comment, saying that his client did not give him permission to speak to the press.
Gates, 30, was charged in August 2015 with battery after Lakeland police said he kicked 18-year-old Miranda Dixon on Aug. 30, 2015, at Rumors Niteclub, located off Memorial Boulevard in Lakeland, while he was performing in front of a packed crowd.
Gates told jurors that he was attempting to protect himself when he kicked into the crowd after being touched twice by Dixon, who is now 19. Because of the lights on stage, Gates said he didn’t know whether he was kicking a man or woman.
“I didn’t want to get pulled off stage,” Gates said. “I just kicked at the hands that were grabbing me.”
But jurors sided with Dixon, who testified that she only wanted to touch the rap star.
“He looked at me after the first time I touched him and that got us excited,” Dixon said on the stand. After Dixon touched him a second time, she said Gates lifted his leg and kicked her. “It hurt while I was breathing,” Dixon said. “I was short of breath.” Dixon reported the incident to police the following day.
Assistant State Attorney Hope Pattey said Gates could have done numerous other things besides “hauling back” and kicking Dixon, such as ask security to step in or speak into his microphone to tell Dixon and others to stop.
But Baez said in closing arguments that Dixon has a financial motive in the case, saying that she had a civil lawyer. “She wants to sue him,” Baez said. Baez said Dixon lied when she told jurors about the amount of alcohol she drank at the show.
In addition, he said Dixon never should have touched Gates. “She was committing a battery herself,” Baez said. “You poke the bear and then you don’t like it when the bear strikes you.”
The courtroom, which was packed with television cameras, was tense at times during cross examinations.
Baez said to Dixon, “you just finished lying to jurors,” at the beginning of his cross examination of her.
Pattey told Gates he could have kicked an innocent person if he didn’t know who he was kicking.
“That’s your sincere love of fans,” she questioned. “You want this jury to believe you didn’t see her?”
Pattey said Gates may need to find a new job if he feels threatened by the touch of a fan.
“He assumes some risk as a celebrity when he goes into a venue and there are hundreds of people crowded around him,” Pattey said in closing arguments.
Congrats are in order for Russell and Ciara who announced that have a bundle of joy on the way. Check the instagram post from both confirming this awesome news.
The basketball Hall-of-Famer and sports and entertainment superstar announced Monday that he has become the owner of the Ponce de Leon location, which has been there for more than 60 years.
O’Neal, who has previously admitted to loving Krispy Kreme doughnuts, has compared his visits to the restaurants to a kid’s experience in a candy store.
“In addition to Shaquille’s status as a sports and entertainment icon and businessman, he is known for spreading joy, which aligns with our positioning and mission,” said Tony Thompson, president and CEO of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. “We are confident this partnership will have a big impact for us in Atlanta and around the world.”
O’Neal will also assume the role of a global spokesman for the doughnut company.
“Krispy Kreme prides itself on spreading joy and supporting local communities, and that’s a cause that I am thrilled to be a part of,” O’Neal said. “Our goal is to help people find their happy place, and what better way than with a box of delicious Krispy Kreme doughnuts.”
For a limited time, Krispy Kreme is offering the “Shaq-or-Treat” promotion in which anyone who tags a social media posts with #ShaqOrTreat will be eligible to win Krispy Kreme prizes or paraphernalia autographed by O’Neal. The promotion takes place Oct. 28-31.
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) October 24, 2016
Ty Dolla $ign is the latest artist to get caught slipping by the IRS.
The Cali crooner has been hit with a $180,969.35 tax lien, reports TMZ. According to documents obtained by the site, Ty owes back taxes for three years. It appears as though he got his act together in 2015, but the IRS still needs all their paper.
This year should be another profitable year for TDS, as he dropped his new project Campaign in September. The 16-song collection features guest appearances from the likes of Future, Migos, Meek Mill, Travi$ Scott, Trey Songz and Wiz Khalifa.
Ty was recently stopped by TMZ and asked about his thoughts on the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The singer didn’t sound very enthusiastic.
When asked if he compares the wild stuff rappers say to Trump’s recent controversial comments, Dolla had this to say.
“A lot of sh*t is controversial. But that…Hillary and Trump. I think it’s easy to see. It’s crazy ass Trump or lying ass Hillary. All of us have lied, we’re all humans. But not all of us are as crazy as Trump.” He added, “That’s why a lot of rappers aren’t running for president of the United States.”