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T.I. Curating Pop-up Museum in Atlanta

Trap music will be getting some props thanks to plans by rapper T.I. to curate a museum in Atlanta, Vibe is reporting.

T.I. Curating Pop-up Museum in Atlanta

The pop-up museum is launching 15 years from the release of the artist’s Trap Muzik, which he said he created to draw attention to all the frustrations a Black man in America might have to juggle – from co-parenting to drug addiction, and from society’s negative view to struggling relationships. Atlantic Records produced Trap Muzik in 2003.

T.I. is launching the museum in partnership with hip-hop journalist Maurice Garland, creative artist DL Warfield and others, Vibe reports. Future, 21 Savage, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, and Young Jeezy are some of the artists who will be featured because they helped elevate the public presence of the trap, according to Vibe.

The pop-up museum has a website and Instagram account set up. Both instruct people to “stay tuned.”

T.I. Curating Pop-up Museum in Atlanta

When he released Trap Muzik, T.I. said he wanted to create something that would be a classic.

“I knew I had to make timeless music,” Noisey quoted him as saying. “It was about showing that even if you were participating in felonious activities, there were still other things you needed to deal with: you’re not just drug dealing but also dealing with a relationship with your parents, your girlfriend, having a child too young and being looked down on by society as one thing when you’re actually more than that definition.”

He told Noisey, “You might have a homeboy who just died, but he wasn’t even in the streets like that. Trap Muzik was kind of crystallizing this Black experience into a piece of music.”

The pop-up museum will be located in West Atlanta and will open to the public on Sept. 30. Trap music evolved out of Southern hip-hop and is considered a sub-genre.

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Chick-fil-A to Become First Fast Food Restaurant to Offer At-Home Meal Kits

Chick-Fil-A announced Monday that the chain would be selling meal kits in 150 Atlanta locations, lasting through mid-November. As Chick-Fil-A makes its foray into the meal-kit market, their menu includes chicken flatbread, crispy dijon chicken, chicken parmesan, chicken enchiladas and pan-roasted chicken. The meals are said to take 30 minutes to make.

Michael Patrick, a Chick-Fil-A innovation team lead said in a statement on Monday, “We designed our offering so our guests don’t have to order ahead, subscribe to a service, or make an extra stop at the grocery store, […] They simply pick up a Mealtime Kit at their convenience — for example, when they’re already at a Chick-fil-A restaurant grabbing a breakfast or lunch, or in the drive-thru on their way home.”

The Chick-Fil-A mealtime kits are set to cost $15.95 and feeds up to two people.

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Lil Yachty Holds Memorial Service for XXXTentacion in Atlanta

Many in and out of the music industry continue to mourn the death of XXXTentacion. The week surrounding his murder has been a whirlwind with suspects being brought into custody and the revelation that X was going to be a father. Memorial services and vigils have been held in his honor ranging from the more peaceful in Florida to the more raucous in Los Angeles. Lil Yachty decided to give the X fans in Atlanta a space to mourn the late rapper during the service he organized at Centennial Park in the A.

Yachty spoke to the crowd of fans that packed Centennial Park telling them, “Anybody who know me who know my music then they know I’ve been preaching positivity. And that’s what I’ma do, I’ma hold that legacy for X and gon’ keep promoting this positivity,” adding “All that hate, all that envy, all that bullsh*t. We gotta leave that shit in the past. Life is too short.”

Stevie J fired from ‘LHHATL’

Many fans of the hit reality show “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” were mildly surprised when Stevie J was not fired the first time he got into a violent altercation with a cast mate, Benzino, and his girlfriend Althea during the reunion taping in New York several years ago.

Stevie J fired from ‘LHHATL’

But it looks like Stevie J may have crossed the line this time when he reportedly shouted vulgarities at, then allegedly got violent with female cast member Erica Mena during the latest season’s reunion show.

Multiple sources confirm that things got over the top between newcomer Erica Mena and longtime star Stevie J. The two mercurial personalities had been beefing back and forth the entire season because Mena believes Stevie is brainwashing her former friend, Estelita. Stevie J thought he and Erica were once “cool” with each other, exacerbating his resentment towards Mena.

According to Bossip and Hollywood Life, Mena got Stevie J’s blood boiling so high with a “low blow” comment that he allegedly resorted to calling her son a homophobic slur and allegedly tried to hit her on set before he could be restrained.

Moreover, according to MediaTakeout.com“Love & Hip Hop” producers fired Stevie J from the show and have subsequently barred him from engaging in any future activities connected with the VH1 series. Reportedly, the episode went so far to the left that security had to pull Stevie away from Erica, then escort him under force from the building. CelebrityInsider.orgon the other hand, says VH1 producers have begun an investigation to decide whether to keep the famously hotheaded Stevie J or terminate him for breach of contract.

Several local New York blogs were on the scene and also reported on the fracas:

 

Erica used Instagram Live to comment on the incident, which was captured by Bossip and multiple other blogs before Mena deleted the post. But she did say that Stevie J “tried to fight her” because she took a “low jab” at him.

“He likes to fight females,” she reportedly said. “If you blogs wanna blog about anything, blog about the fact the Stevie J is a B—H, and he likes to fight girls.”

 

Joseline Hernandez, a former popular cast member of “LHHATL” and ex-girlfriend of Stevie J, now feels vindicated by Stevie J’s actions as she had spoken about his alleged violent behavior for the past several years to no avail:

 

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News Anchor Calls Out Viewer for Calling Her The N-Word

A nightly news program in Atlanta closed out coverage of the city’s mayoral vote on Tuesday night, December 5, by addressing questions as to whether race wound up becoming an issue in the election. And with the support of her colleagues, one anchor was given the floor to reveal how a letter from a hateful viewer exemplifies how she has personally been forced to deal with racism throughout the hotly contested race.

Shortly after the inquiry was brought up for discussion, Emmy nominated newswoman Sharon Reed turned to a camera off to the side of the CBS 46 studio and called for an email she has been holding onto to be brought to the screen for viewers.

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Tamar Braxton Files for Divorce

Tamar Braxton is done with her marriage … she’s filed to divorce Vincent Herbert … TMZ has learned.


Tamar filed divorce docs Tuesday in L.A. County. She and Vincent have been married for nearly 9 years — they’re one month shy of their anniversary. Tamar and the record exec have one child together — their 4-year-old son, Logan Vincent.

It’s the end of a long relationship — Tamar and Vincent started dating in 2003. Her sister, Toni Braxton, had been working with him and introduced them.


The couple had a domestic dispute in August, 2016 in an Atlanta hotel. Police were called after he allegedly bit her hand during the argument.

 

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Phaedra Parks Will Not Return To #RHOA

Get ready for a casting shakeup when “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” returns for season 10.

Phaedra Parks will not be returning to the hit Bravo reality show for the upcoming season, E! News reports. The news of Parks’ departure from the drama-filled show comes just one day after the explosive wrap-up to the season nine reunion special.

At the Andy Cohen-hosted sit-down, it was revealed that Parks, 43, was behind a bombshell rumor that co-star Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker were planning to drug and rape fellow cast mate Porsha Williams.

During the special, which aired in four parts, Phaedra, Kandi and Porsha went back and forth hurling accusations and denials toward one another, with Phaedra repeatedly denying Porsha’s claims that she had spread the rumor.

After it was clear she would not be escaping her lie, Parks eventually offered up an apology to her fellow housewives. “What more can I do? I apologized already and the person I’m most concerned about is Porsha,” she said on the reunion special. “I’m sorry that it hurt Kandi as well.”

The Georgia lawyer first joined the franchise’s cast in 2010. In 2014, she filed for divorce from her husband – and the father of her two children – Apollo Nida, who is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence for bank fraud. The divorce has since been thrown out, as Nida claimed last December that he had never been served.

Meanwhile, as Parks departs, Kim Zolciak-Biermann will make her return after leaving the show in 2012.

 

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