We all have heard by now about the incident that occurred when Memphitz Wright, husband to reality star Toya Carter, was arrested at an Atlanta airport for carrying a 40 caliber gun in his backpack. I’m sure everyone hung their hand in shame and called him all sorts of names but now he tells the story from his point of view. He called in to Atlanta’s V-103 Frank and Wanda Show and said the following:
I’m embarrassed about it, I’m not proud of it…It’s not something I’m going around parading about. It really was a simple mistake… it was a big mistake.
I have a license. I went and took the time and got my license. It’s just for protection and self defense only, to protect my family. That’s what I was taught to do. I’m not driving around like a hoodlum out there. I usually have it locked up in the house or in my car when I’m traveling. So I took it out of my car and put it my backpack and put it in the house. I hadn’t traveled in a week or so and me & my wife were traveling. So we were headed to the Magic show in Las Vegas. We we’re rushing like “I can’t miss this flight.” So I picked up my computer and my bag and just went to the airport.
First of all, I would’ve never pushed my bag through the scanner. I’ve been traveling too long and I’ve transported guns before. Somebody was like, “Somebody got a gun; it’s a gun in this bag.” I was looking around like “What fool brought a gun?” and Toya was looking at me like “It’s in your bag.” “No, it’s not.” Then I started remembering and I was like “Ohhh, No! I put the..”
Officer Davidson, which thank you he really didn’t put me through the embarrassment of anything. He was like “I can feel your spirit and can tell you’re not into that type of stuff.” I was like “Man, I never would’ve …..but I know you gotta do what you got to do.” I told [Toya] she could go ahead and go to Las Vegas. She said, “I’m not leaving you.” I love my wife.
It’s unfortunate and hopefully he’s truly learned from this.
The world now knows about Lil’ Wayne dissing Jay-Z in his track “It’s Good” which comes from what is now a leaked album Tha Carter IV; although no one seems to care much about it leaking. In a recent interview with VIBE, Wayne spoke about the song and his lyrics saying:
“I know there won’t be any repercussions behind what I did,”says a confident Wayne when asked if he had second thoughts about recording his acidic verse for ‘It ‘s Good.’ “I know for a fact music is about perception. You can’t do anything but perceive what you hear. I know that for a fact. So I can’t ever be upset about someone’s reaction.”
My mind is spinning; will Jay respond? Are Drake and Jadakiss coming at Hov as well? We are perceiving what we hear alright and things are not looking good!
Everything that Lady Gaga touches seems to turn to gold, so, it’s no surprise when she’s recognized for doing just that.
Today (8/25), Forbes has released their list of World’s 100 Most Powerful Female Celebrities and Mother Monster is #11 on the list. She sold a milli in a week, headlined a never-ending tour, took over social media and performed just about everywhere. Are we even surprised???
Other notable people to make the list include Hilary Clinton (#2), Michelle Obama (#8), Oprah Winfrey (#14), Beyonce Knowles (#17), Angelina Jolie (#29) and Sarah Palin (#34). View the entire list here.
This is definitely the end of an era.
Apple CEO, founder and executive chief officer Steve Jobs has resigned after 14 years in his position. The reason is most likely his health problems; he was previously diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has been on medical leave since January.
His official resignation letter reads:
To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:
I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple”s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple. I believe Apple”s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.
I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.
According to multiple news sources, company shares dived as much as 7% after his announcement. Does this mean that people don’t have faith in Cook? What do you think of this news?
Rihanna and J. Cole have a few things in common. The two are both signed with Roc Nation, they’ve gone on tour together but do they also have a sex tape? Porn company Hustler is adamant that they possess a sex tape of the two young stars. They told Radaronline.com the following:
“Hustler is in possession of the Rihanna and J. Cole tape,” says a rep. “We have seen it and we do not know what we are going to do with it yet.”
In the meantime Rihanna has taken to Twitter to shoot down the allegations:
“We don’t believe U, U need more people…AND ofcourse an actual sextape! #slownewsday.”
I can’t believe this porn company, who doesn’t know what to do with a sex tape of what could possibly be two of the hottest young stars out. Anything for some promo these days I guess.
All hell is about to break loose if the rumors circulating around that Lil’ Wayne dissed Jay-Z are true!
On Lil’ Wayne’s track “It’s Good” featuring Jadakiss and Drake off “Tha Carter IV”, which mind you isn’t even out yet, Wayne spits a verse that will have you contemplating. The “How To Love” rapper shows no love saying:
“Talkin’ about baby money, I got your baby money, kidnap your bitch, get that how much you love your lady money/ I know you fake ni**a, press your brakes ni**a/ I’ll take you out, that’s a date, ni**a,”
Many take the verse to be a response from Jay-Z’s verse in H.A.M. were he spits:
“I’m like really, half a billi, ni**a really you got baby money/ Keep it real with ni**as, ni**as ain’t got my lady money,”
Back in March Lil’ Wayne addressed the verse to MTV News saying:
“‘Ye played it for me personally,” said Wayne. “I went to a session with him the other night. I wouldn’t ask him about a Jay-Z line because he’s not Jay-Z.
“Actually the subject that he’s talking about in that line, I can’t box with the god with that, nah mean. I’ll be the first one to tell you that. Given my wit and the type of person that I am, I’ll capitalize and I’ll play off of it.”
News is circulating that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are talking about separating. According to In Touch Weekly, an insider told them that the couple have decided to split after 13 years. This is huge news because never before have we heard any news like this.
The Huffington Post is saying Jada once said to Uptown Magazine:
“People think that Will and I don’t spend a lot of time together. Too much time, actually, if you ask me. It’s always nice to have a little time apart. Sometimes you need that.”
This is just all to sudden. Hopefully Will and Jada will release a statement shutting these rumors down.
****And they have****
The couple released a statement saying the following,
“Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false.” “We are still together, and our marriage is intact.”
Don’t worry, we knew it wasn’t true!
News broke earlier that Toya’s husband Memphitz was arrested at an Atlanta airport for reportedly carrying a gun inside his belongings. Once his bags passed through security and the gun was spotted the police were summoned immediately. He did have a license to carry the gun but needless to say it in no way was getting on the plane with him.
I’m not quite sure what he was thinking but we will be following the story. #notagoodlook
If you love Beyonce then you should know how much of a die-hard Michael Jackson fan she is. Her idol and who she calls the person that influenced her to want to do music, Beyonce will be performing via satellite at the Michael Jackson tribute concert in October. The news broke today via Facebook and although she wanted to be able to perform in person, her schedule just conflicted.
The word out there now is that her performance is something never seen before. We all remember how she shut it down at the VMA’s so lets see if it’s somewhat in comparison to that. The concert was put together by Michael’s brothers and his mother Katherine. Other celebs set to hit the stage are Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Smokey Robinson, Leona Lewis and plenty more.
We gave you pictures to gaze at earlier, now watch a few performances from some of music’s best. Common, Lauryn Hill and Nas all headlined this year’s Rock The Bells festival and you know they put on a show. The festivities took place at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino in California just yesterday.
Lauryn performed the entire album of “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill”, Nas performed Ghetto Dreams with Common and Nas and Lauryn even reunited for “If I Ruled The World“. This concert sounds so dope beyond words. Other performers included Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah.
“Everyone’s favorite news channel (insert sarcasm)” FOX News made Chris Brown their punching bag once again for a Twitter comment. During Halftime Report, Andy Levy issued an “apology” to Chris for a comment he made on the social networking site. Read the text below, courtesy of Necole Bitchie:
“I want to talk about something that happened on Tuesday night. About 8 o’clock here on the east coast R&B singer Chris Brown tweeted, “No more planking for me unless it’s on a sexy lady. Lol.” So I saw this tweet and I retweeted it adding, “You spelled “punching” wrong.” Obviously in reference to that fact that Brown was arrested in 2009 for assaulting his then girlfriend Rihanna.
But now in the light of day, I’d like to apologize to Chris Brown and to his fans that are known as ‘Team Breezy.’ To Mr. Brown, I apologize for referencing the fact that you beat the crap out of Rihanna. It was disrespectful of me to draw attention to the fact that you put your girlfriend in the hospital. [People in the background laughing] And further, it was not my place to make people remember that you beat a woman with your fists, leaving her with multiple facial contusions, a bloody nose, and a split lip. I know that now.
I also appreciate the fact that you tweeted me, letting me know that children conduct themselves better than I do. You are correct, and I could only hope to one day mature to the point where I can conduct myself in a more adult manner. Possibly by throwing a chair out of a window and storming out of a building with my shirt off. [Laughter] I ask only for your patience.
To Team Breezy I would also like to say that I’m sorry. Thank you for your thousands of tweets which taught me a lot about the creative possibilities of spelling, grammar, and syntax. Possibilities I couldn’t even imagine before last night. In particular I’d like to thank the female members of Team Breezy, who have taught me that as long as you can sing, you can beat the living hell out of a woman and other women will still love you.
And lastly, I apologize to everyone for using Twitter to subtly address the fact that I think it’s disgusting that a guy who put his girlfriend can, a mere two years later, be warmly welcomed back into society and appear on shows such as Saturday Night Live, as if everything he did magically never happened. It won’t happen again.”
“Really Greg, the only thing Chris Brown is guilty of? A felony.”
I will be the first to say that Chris Brown has made HUGE mistakes in the past and still isn’t the most mature young adult. But damn Fox News, you’re jockin’ him like it’s noone’s business. What really upset me is the fact that he insulted Brown’s fans as well…really though??That would be okay if you were doing the same to other people in Hollywood who act cray-cray, such as Charlie Sheen.
Watch the “apology” below:
Affion Crockett had everyone laughing and quite impressed by his Jay-Z impersonations….including the man of the hour himself. The RocNation president recruited the comedian for the Rocawear viral campaign. Affion a.k.a. Hov raps to “Death of Autotune” and then transforms into the famed Les Twins for a dance routine to “Venus vs. Mars.”
This isn’t funny. I am just impressed. Watch below:
Lil’ Wayne might be in all types of trouble if the allegations that he spent the night with a 16. yr. old girl are true. According to Mediatakeout.com, who we think are a bit skeptical with at times, have all this photographic evidence that make it hard not to believe.
Sarah, an 11th grader from Ottawa, Canada apparently went to Weezy’s concert in her hometown and tried to link up with him after the show but was unable to. She then took a 2 hr. bus ride to Montreal where Weezy performed again and had luck linking up with him at the afterparty.
Sarah and Lil’ Wayne at the afterparty.
After the festivities at Lemouche Night Club, Sarah says the two went to his hotel room and spent the night together.
Now, all I can say is that sure looks like Lil’ Wayne to me. The rapper is on probation and I just hope that the two didn’t take it that far. This is highly unlikely, but how was Weezy to know!? Little Sarah is looking way older than 16 years. This one’s for the books.
What are your thoughts??
50 Cent and Lil’ Kim got on stage in Perth, Australia to perform “Magic Stick” for the very first time at the WinterBeatz festival. The two got quite freaky Down Under as Lil’ Kim, who isn’t a stranger to anything nasty, grinded all up on 50. Watch these two put on a show below.
Newest mommy on the block Tia Mowry is overjoyed with her baby boy Cree. The actress who is currently working on the new season of the hit TV show “The Game” talked with Celebrity Baby Scoop on how she is handling the pressures of working and caring for a baby. She discusses everything from breastfeeding to taking shifts at night.
Check out the highlights below:
CBS: Congratulations on the birth of Cree Taylor Hardrict! How are you and your husband Cory adjusting?
TMH: “We are adjusting, but adjusting well! He is almost 6 weeks and I’ve heard around the second and third month the little love button sleeps longer which is a bonus. We are having fun but it’s a lot of work, and we are enjoying every minute of it!”
CBS: Being first time parents is an exciting time, but it can also be a bit stressful too. Do you have any tips for our readers on how to balance motherhood, marriage and career?
TMH: “I’m still learning. I am not gonna pretend that I have it all under control. I am terrified about going back to work sleep deprived! However, I know I can do it. I would just tell mothers to have patience and take it literally a day at a time; well more like an hour at a time. Once you know you’ve survived yesterday, you can survive the next day. I also try to not freak out about the little things which new parents often do.
On marriage, make time for one another. Don’t forget about those date nights. Put on a sexy dress and some sexy high heels and have a great night and enjoy each other. Also, incorporate your husband. Get him involved and let him know how important he is with taking care of your joy.”
CBS: Do you schedule couple time or date night? Do you plan to?
TMH: “We haven’t had time to schedule a date night yet, but soon! Tamera has offered to babysit so we can go out. I really want to see the final Harry Potter movie.”
CBS: How is baby Cree sleeping? How do you and Cory make time for rest? Do you have any ‘baby sleep tips’ to share?
TMH: “He is sleeping well. Cory and I take shifts. I will do the first shift and he will often do the next shift. I am nursing so I make a bottle or two in advance so he can feed baby Cree.
As for baby sleeping tips, before bed, Cree and I have mommy time and take a bath together. After bath, I feed him then swaddle him, and he doses off to sleep. Be consistent and you will find them on a routine!”
CBS: How is breastfeeding going?
TMH: “I love it. It is the one time we can connect and just spend some quiet time together. I just fall more and more in love with him when I do so. Rubbing his hair and seeing him smile just melts my heart. He also seems most content when nursing. Maybe because he is so close to my heart.”
CBS: You and your sister are so close – how has motherhood changed your relationship with Tamera? Was there an adjustment period or are you still going through it?
TMH: “Well, motherhood has definitely given me a better appreciation for what my own mom went through. I don’t know how she took care of twins! Cree is a lot of work. Tamera and I continue to be close. She has a special relationship with Cree – he would turn towards her when she talked to my belly, and it’s very cool to see them bond.
The biggest adjustment has been learning how to juggle being a mom and working on that mother-child relationship without taking away from my relationships with my sister, my husband, my parents. Cree demands a lot of my attention and I want to spend every moment with him so I am learning how to balance.”
If you can’t get enough of this diva be sure to check her and Tamera out on the Style network on “Tia & Tamera” which airs Monday nights at 9PM EST on the Style network.
Amber Rose is known for two things: her bionic body and her dating life. The “hip hop socialite” has been making sweet music with Wiz Khalifa for the past couple of months and everyone knows it. Whether he’s bringing her on stage at her shows, kissing on the red carpet or snuggled up at awards shows, they’re not afraid of a little PDA. In an exclusive interview with Global Grind, she’s dishing about wanting to settle down and misconceptions about her:
Amber Rose On Planning To Marry Wiz Khalifa:
“We’re definitely going to get married and have babies. Not right now because we’re still busy and we still want to enjoy each other first. We want to go on vacation, travel and just enjoy each other company, but he’s definitely the one. We’re definitely going to lay it down and get it done.”
Amber Rose On The Rumors and Lies:
“Worst thing I read about myself, are the countless rumors that are just made up off the top of someone’s head. They don’t care about my life or my livelihood. They were just like ‘Oh there’s nothing going on in the world, let’s make up something about Amber, post it and everyone in the world believed it.'”
Amber Rose On All The Attention:
“I do not like attention at all. I don’t like to be out there. It seems like that because the paparazzi follows me and I’ll get photographed, but I’m always kind of like really low key and they just catch me. I always try to go another way so I’m not bothered or out there. I’m really shy. I like to stay away from all that, like, celebrity stuff. I don’t go to clubs, I don’t go to Hollywood parties, I don’t drink like that. I’m a homebody, and I love to cook.”
Are you feeling the love or do you think this whole thing is a sham?
According to Rolling Stone magazine, Eminem is the new “King Of Hip-Hop”. The coveted title is based upon album sales, social media scores and Youtube views. The mag handpicked 20 solo rappers who have come out with new music from 2009 to the greater portion of 2011.
Taking the #2 spot is Lil’ Wayne with a compilation of album and ticket sales, online ratings, and awards. And you know Drake wasn’t far behind, he takes spot #3. Nicki can also be seen on the list taking spot #6. Check out the list below.
Rolling Stone’s “Kings of Hip-Hop” List
2. Lil Wayne
4. Kanye West
6. Nicki Minaj
7. Rick Ross
9. Gucci Mane
11. Snoop Dogg
15. Wiz Khalifa
17. Waka Flocka Flame
18. Lupe Fiasco
19. Kid Cudi
20. Big Boi
Do you agree with the list??
T.I. will be a free man on September 29th and seeing that prison has consumed the greater portion of life for the past few years, the rapper has written a lengthy letter to his fans about lessons learned.
What up world? This will be my last message from Forrest City. Just reaching out and sending my love, respect and appreciation to all who have been ridin’ with me throughout this chapter in my life and not just recently but since all the things started happening one after another back in ’06. From Big Phil’s murder to my beautiful little angel Leiah being called home to heaven, to my arrest in ’07, the 1st prison sentence in ’09, to this last journey that I’m nearing the end of. A lot of people who are aware of all that has happened to me in my life say that there aren’t many men who could have endured and withstood so much pain, pressure and turmoil while managing to remain sane and keep their wits about them.
I must say that I wouldn’t have been able to do so without God’s grace and having a strong support system behind me every step of the way. So often we spend time acknowledging the presence of “haters” and all the negativity they send our way but we don’t take the time to acknowledge and appreciate all the ones who love and support us and supply us with the positive energy we need to overcome. We complain about the pain so much that we don’t even notice how much stronger, wiser and better of a person the suffering has allowed us to become. I heard Pac say once “To live is to suffer and to survive is to find meaning in that suffering.” I later found out it came from an author by the name of Friedrich Nietzsche. When I heard Pac say that it was just some hard shit to hear your favorite rapper say before he kicked a verse.
Now that I’ve gone through it and grown from it those words have a real true meaning to me. I know this won’t be my last battle with adversity but it has truly prepared me for whatever else may come in the future. For that also I’m thankful. Now it goes without saying that I hate I had to come back to prison for these 10 months but I am truly grateful for the knowledge, growth and understanding I’ve received from the experience.
Next time you hear from me I’ll be back out there with you. Doing for those who can’t do for themselves and speaking for those whose voices are never heard. When I touch down, I’m going all the way back to square one, like I’m fresh in the game and never sold a record. Back on some I’M SERIOUS, TRAP MUZIK shit… But until then RESPECT to all who deserve it. I’ll be back at you in a minute.
Let’s just hope and pray he has truly learned because if he catches a case again…… I’ll leave it at that.
We told you all how Jay-Z and Kanye broke an iTunes record with 290,000 copies of “Watch The Throne” sold in a week, now see how Jay celebrates it. The “Otis” rap mogul held an album release party at club LIV and spend an amazing $250,000 on bottles.
Talk about bottle popping, the drinks flowed all night as his celebrity friends all got their sip on. Ne-yo, Ace Hood, Daddy Yankee, A-Rod, Kim Porter, Flo Rida and many more joined in on the festivities.
That bottle is HUGE. Jay also tipped the staff $50,000, my goodness!
Swizz Beatz has a lot to be proud of these days besides making great music.
The super producer was just announced as the new VP of British Car Company Lotus. On top of this high accomplishment he is producer in residence at New York University, has adopted an arts school in the Bronx, starred in an Aston Martin commercial, designed a shoe line for Louboutin and watches for Audemars Piguet, and holds the title of creative director at Reebok Classics.
I’ve always said that since he got with Alicia his career has went to new heights. He even admits it himself, he told Paper Magazine:
“Being married to a public figure made people take a second look at me.”
Kanye West and Jay-Z are doing the damn thang….
The duo’s hit album “Watch The Throne” which was released on August 8th has broken an iTunes sales record. Selling 290,000 copies in the first week, the album broke Coldplay’s previous record of 155,000 copies sold of Viva La Vida back in 2008.
How they recorded an entire album without it getting leaked is beyond me. Soundscan will have the official numbers up soon. #thatshitcray
Queen Latifah is taking her dancing feet to next season’s “Dancing With The Stars”. According to TMZ, the contract is being finalized. Most believe that the show is for D-list celebrities but I don’t feel that way.
When Queen Latifah hits the stage I’m quite sure she’s going to bring the flavor. The show’s next season will also include Rob Kardashian, Tiffani Amber Thiessen, and maybe, just may Snooki.
Will you be watching this season??
It’s been 10 years since we lost one of the most beautiful, influential and warm-hearted artists this music world has ever seen. To celebrate her life and remember all of her achievements BET will be airing a special entitled “Aaliyah: One In A Million”. Close friends and admirers to the singer such as Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Patti Labelle and Kelly Rowland will speak during the special.
The special is in conjunction with the networks “25 Days Of Aaliyah” and will air Aug. 25th at 8pm.
Kanye West always brings that energetic vibe and flow to his shows, but this time the energy was a bit too high. While everyone watched him on his throne, Kanye took a tumble in Bergen. He got back up like a true artist and continued on with the show like nothing happened at all.
Watch the video below; you see Kanye go down at the 1:15 mark: