Nipsey Hussle, Confirmed Dead at age 33, after shooting outside his own clothing store.

nip HussleJust a couple hours ago, Grammy nominated Rapper Nipsey Hussle , was fatally shot outside of his own clothing store, The Marathon Clothing store. Tragically, the day before he tweeted, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”

According to numerous reports to NBC and TMZ, two other victims were in serious condition and transported to  a nearby hospital. The suspect is unknown at this present time and to have fled from the scene.

His latest album, Victory Lap, was recently nominated for Best Rap Album in the 2019 Grammy Awards. Hussle has known to be involved in gang activity during the earlier moments of his life. Which sparked him to make some changes in his neighborhood by joining the Destination Crenshaw art projects.

Several celebs have taken to social media to express their respect and sorrow upon Nipsey’s fatal shooting. Hussle was engaged to actress Lauren London and the two shared a child together from 2016

CiCi Gets Sexy in New ‘Thinkin’ Bout You’ Video

The R&B song and dance queen dropped a new video for her single, Thinking Bout You. Thus showing us how to ‘Level Up’ with her epic dance moves and killer body. This video is a playful video as she is playing around the room while she waits on a date that arrives at the end of the video. Although we don’t see who the mystery man is. We are sure we all know that Mr. Russell Wilson may be the guy. The cutest part is hearing Issa Rae call and tease Cici about her date. Take a look at the video below!

Prosecutors Probe Into Smollet’s Dropped Charges

According to reports, by Fox News, that despite a Chicago prosecutor  dropping all charges against Jussie Smollett, a Cook County state’s Attorney Kim Foxx says she wants to look into the investigation further.

Smollett is also being charged with almost $130,000 to cover the cost of the investigation that appeared to be fraudulent due by Tuesday and if not paid on time he is looking to be fined twice the amount of what he is being charged. The Empire, actor reported that he was the victim of an alleged hate crime. But it was later found out to be false. Two Nigerian males seemed to be a part of the attacking staged and paid off by Smollett.  Which is why Smollett landed in jail for falsifying a report to authorities.

He was recently, nominated for an award for the NAACP. Smollett not only missed the dinner and award show but he also lost in his category to Jesse Williams for Grey’s Anatomy.

President Trump has even voiced several concerns in regards to Smollet’s case, stating it to be nonsense and an “embarrassment to our country.” He asks that the FBI & DOJ further look into the case despite the dropped charges in Chicago.

#SurvivingCardiB- A Double Standard

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“F-’em then I get some money!”

Or in this case, ‘Drug ’em then I get some money.’

New York born rapper Cardi B recently went on her IG live to address those stating how she didn’t deserve her fame. Cardi B replied back in the live rant by saying she had to resort to doing what she had to do. The ‘Money,’ emcee admits to bringing men who wanted to engage in sex with her to hotels. There she would drug them and rob them while they were unconscious to pay for her studio time and producers.

Many have taken to social media with memes comparing her to Bill Cosby. The famed comedian actor, best known on the hit TV show,  The Cosby Show. He was found guilty of drugging women and he has since been in jail. But why is there no jail time for Cardi B? Does the #metoo movement only protect women? Is this some sort of feminist agenda to emasculate African American men? Does it make a difference because now the roles have reversed? The victims are men and the perpetrator is now female?

Has the power of feminism gone too far? When did it ever become okay to meddle with the health and well-being of another human? In her defense, as she tears up, that no one was supporting her with the studio time she needed to make her records. So, she in fact  had to do what she had to do. As we all know she makes no efforts to hide her troubled past  as a stripper. But sometimes, celebrities must learn when to be quiet. This may have been a bad move for her. Let’s see if she’ll be able to recover from this travesty with the height of the #metoo movement as well as her career.

What are your thoughts? Were her actions justified or has she gone too far?

 

 

Dreams Really Do Come True! Actress Taraji P. Henson Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame!

The “Cookie Lyons” actress gets to see her dreams come into fruition when she is given her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 28th, 2019. Celebrating her many years in the business going from her breakout role in Baby Boy The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons, Acrimony, along with many more. Plus, her new romantic comedy set to release in theaters soon, What Men Want, Henson has certainly proven why she deserves all the accolades and more. Taking part in the joyous occasion is singer and longtime friend Mary  J. Blige and Baby Boy director, John Singleton.

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Everybody Hates CiCi

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2016 - After PartyThere seems to be a misconception in the black community that a girl can’t mature and “Level Up.” Hit R&B singer, dancer, and model Ciara has been the subject of criticism as of late. As early 2000s rapper Slim Thug took to radio air waves dishing his opinion on how Ciara can’t truly be happy with Russell Wilson because she is accustomed to thugs, and bad boys and Russell Wilson is well…a square.  Here is the video of what the rapper spit out about the talented songstress and her marriage.

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But what is seeming to be so troubling is how black men can’t accept the fact that somebody accepted Ciara for the woman that she is. Along with her child. Yes! A single black man married, a single black mother and made her a wife. They also had a child of their own.  What Future didn’t see in her Russell did and now they have a beautiful family together. What woman hasn’t made poor dating choices throughout her life. She went from a girl to a woman. God forbid she matures into a “grown woman” status. Hence, the title to her new hit song, “Level Up.”

 

 

ciara-and-future-instagram-7Ciara seems to be a subject of criticism since the beginning of her career. She has been talked about simply due to her height, and not being born a full blown woman which was soon debunked. But what we can’t figure out is why she needs to be labeled as “damaged goods,” just because Future (Ciara’s ex and son’s father) deemed her unworthy although he has several children of his own. It seems like Future is the one who needs to think about his own future with all the kids he’s making. Besides why would Ciara need to be with Russell solely because of his cash when she is making her own just fine. It seems to us that when ever people are happy there will always be haters waiting to throw salt in the game.  Russell Wilson may be what other bad boys consider ‘simp’ but only if they knew these are the men that real women truly want. Not the smooth talking, future faking, baby momma having, trail of babies everywhere with no future guys.

Ciara wanted a man with a ‘future,’ and she finally got one is what it seems like and now that she is glowing and leveling up in life everyone has something to say. Well, Cici go ahead and be happy with you and yours.

 

Rapper Rick Ross Hospitalized

Alright by now everyone has heard the sad news about Rapper Rick Ross who’s real name is William Leonard Roberts II. He was rushed to a Miami hospital after possibly suffered a heart attack early Thursday morning.

Supposedly, he has been put on ECMO or which is pretty much life support, according to reports from TMZ.

But friends and family of, “The Biggest Boss Thus Far,” denies that Rapper Rick Ross is on life support. He has been hospitalized due to a heart attack. But he has been “doing good” and has “never been on life support”

Plenty of celebs are sending well wishes for Mr. Ross to pull through. Will continue on this story as new facts come in. I definitely wanted to wait and see what was going on first.

Set It Off, Is Coming To The Stage

The hit culture classic, Set It Off, which debuted in 1996 starring Queen Latifah, Vivica. A Fox, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Kimberly Elise is coming back to theaters. But not how you think.

The 20 year old film which was directed by F. Gary Gray is getting released as a stage play. Yes, that’s right! Set It Off is coming to a stage near you.

This time the leading ladies will be rapper Da Brat, Letoya Luckett, Demetria McKinney and Kyla Pratt.

The tour is set to hit several major cities such as, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Detroit and many more.

The play is directed by Je’Caryous Johnson, who’s past work includes the stage adaptation of Two Can Play That Game starring Vivica A. Fox.

For more information and to purchase tickets you can visit je’caryous.com.

Video Of The Week: Kendrick Lamar and SZA , “All Of The Stars”

This week’s Video of The Week is coming straight from The Black Panther soundtrack.

Kendrick Lamar and SZA with All Of The Stars. A beautiful masterpiece of what’s it like to be black, African and dope!

What a great way to celebrate the release of such a great film with a video straight from the soundtrack.

Bill Cosby’s Daughter, Ensa Cosby Has Passed

According to reports from CNN and spokesman Andrew Wyatt for legendary comedian and actor Bill Cosby, Ensa Cosby has died from Renal failure, a disease that impacts the kidneys.

She was only 44 years old and one of five children.

Ensa, was a very active voice during her father’s sexual assault trial. Stating how race has played an important role. She once stated, how she helplessly stood by and watched the media ridicule her father’s name while protecting the rights of others.

No word as of yet on a funeral arrangement for Ensa Cosby.