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Artists Awarded Damages in Graffiti Case

Brooklyn federal jurors ruled in the favor of 21 graffiti artists after a day of deliberations in the despite between land developers and the artists responsible for painting the historic Queens art Mecca known as 5 Pointz. The American mural space at 45-46 David Street in Long Island City was founded in 1993, and was a huge staple in the hip hop and art scene. It was recently closed down and whitewashed as developers have plans to build luxury rental space in the area.

Artists Awarded Damages in Graffiti Case

The collective of artists sued real estate developer Jerry Wolkoff under the Visual Artists Rights Act — a law passed in 1990 that protects artwork of “recognized stature.” The 49 pieces of graffiti that covered the location were legally protected when Wolkoff painted over them during the night without warning nearly 4 years ago. According to the counsel for the artists, each of the 21 were awarded damages.

In an interview with HipHopDX, Baum said “The jury sided strongly with the rights of the artists. This is a clear message from the people that the whitewash of the building by its owner Gerald Wolkoff was a cruel and willful act.”

This is the first trial that cites the Visuals Artists Rights Act, however, the jury’s decision was an advisory ruling, the final call is still a judge’s to make.

SOURCE: VLADTV

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Will & Jada ARE NOT Getting a Divorce. See Their Response Inside

Update:

Under normal circumstances, I don’t usually respond to foolishness. (Because it’s contagious) But, so many people have extended me their “deepest condolences” that I figured – “What the hell… I can be foolish, too!”

So, in the interest of redundant, repetitious, over & over-again-ness… Jada and I are…

NOT GETTING A DIVORCE!!!!!!!!!!!!! : -)

I promise you all – if I ever decide to divorce my Queen – I SWEAR I’ll tell you myself!

‪#‎Dumb‬ People Should Have to Wear Scarlet D’s
-Will Smith

My king has spoken.

Will and Jada: Close To Divorce

It’s over! After 17 years, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are ending their rocky marriage – with a blockbuster secret divorce deal.

“For Will and Jada, holding it together these past few years has been tough because their marriage has been on life support for a long time,” an insider told Radar.

“They’re exhausted from trying to maintain the façade of a happy union,” the source continued. “They’ve decided to pull the plug in a carefully choreographed manner, [and] agree announcing their split at the end of the summer is the right move.”

The A-listers have already “worked out a confidential settlement to protect their $240 million fortune, and prepare their kids [son Jaden, 17, and daughter Willow, 14] for the fallout,” said the insider.

Hinting at their split earlier this year, the Bad Boys stud, 46, admitted that their marriage had “died” during an interview. Meanwhile, Pinkett Smith, 43, seemed to acknowledge Will’s notorious wandering eye, telling Howard Stern: “I’m not his watcher. He’s a grown man.”

She later added that she’s fine with Will’s ways, “as long as Will can look himself in the mirror and be okay.”

Rumors have persisted since 2013 that Smith romanced his Suicide Squad co-star Margot Robbie. He’s also been pictured without his wedding ring.

Pinkett Smith also allegedly cheated in 2011 with HawthoRNe co-star Marc Anthony.

“They tried to fix things with therapy, [but] it’s not happening,” explained the source.

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Kevin Hart Says His Biggest Fear Is Finding Out His Son Will Turn Out Gay

In a new interview with Rolling Stone Magazine comedian Kevin Hartexplains that his son’s sexuality is no laughing matter. Kevin admits that as a straight man, his number one job is to make sure his son doesn’t turn out to be homosexual…
“One of my biggest fears is my son growing up and being gay. That’s a fear. Keep in mind, I’m not homophobic. . . . Be happy. Do what you want to do. But me, as a heterosexual male, if I can prevent my son from being gay, I will.

“It’s about my fear. I’m thinking about what I did as a dad, did I do something wrong, and if I did, what was it? Not that I’m not gonna love my son or think about him any differently. The funny thing within that joke is it’s me getting mad at my son because of my own insecurities — I panicked. It has nothing to do with him, it’s about me. That’s the difference between bringing a joke across that’s well thought-out and saying something just to ruffle feathers.

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T.I doesn’t agree with Lil Future hugging up on Russell Wilson; Russell gets Donkey of the Day

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As far as Tip, didn’t he raise Tiny’s daughter as his own even before marrying Tiny?

New Drake Diss to Meek Mill (Lyrics)

Let me drop his diss for him.

Intro
Drake, you can’t come to Philly no more. I run these streets nicca. I keep it one motherfucking hundred nicca. Keep that fake shit away from me.

Verse 1
Yeah,
My girl ain’t ever told me get my bars up
But I know she told you nicca go and make your bars yours
How you claim you great when you ain’t wrote a bar since Pac walked?
This is art class and nicca get back to the drawing board,
Someone tell this nicca he way out of his depth
Iif you fucking with Meek Milly you better watch where you step
Because I’ll bomb on a nicca man shout out my nicca flex
I heard you pay for the puzzy does Quentin Miller pay your checks?
You a fraud nicca, broad nicca, your whole life a facade nicca
Talking bout star struck didn’t Rih have you in awe of her?
I’m only being honest, Meek Milly can’t do nothing else
I’m dealing with the cards they dealt and look they dealt me a joker,
Remember in the club you threw a bottle a Chris
And ducked into the bathroom when you saw his chin get split?
You a bitch, you ain’t made for this nicca sit down
And watch your back, but that ain’t hard, your eyes so far apart
They see all round, that’s 360, Meek Milly 360, that’s worldwide
From Philly to every city, don’t ever get to thinking I don’t pillow talk with Nicki
She told me all about how you so thirsty for the kitty
How you like two fingers up the back, no hippy
The rest is dropping on Funkmaster Flex’s show on HOT97 at 7PM EST. Don’t miss it.

Call to Boycott NWA Movie???

Although the casting call notice is old, but with the movie premiering soon, and all of the excitement from black women it has drawn attention once again to the controversial casting call. Check it out. image

Will you boycott?

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