The saga continues as Nick Gordon has reportedly asked to attend Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Funeral. This news comes forward today, as allocations on her death by her aunt also has been made public. Even without Gordon’s groveling, the funeral is already a source off tension among relatives, with internal family clashes over a “Sweet 16″ theme Pat Houston has in mind for the somber event. Dionne Warwick plans to boycott the funeral due to it’s theme., and how it has been planned.
RadarOnline.com has learned….
Gordon told the grieving father in an email, according to online reports, “I loved Krissi with all my heart and I am destroyed that she is gone and I need to say goodbye.”
He also included the organizer of the event, Pat Houston, for her to consent to his presence at the event, which is slated for Saturday.
“I’m begging you both to please put your differences aside and allow me this chance,” he wrote. “Krissi loved me very much and she would want me there.”
Leolah made the claims on Facebook, her rant seemed bitter , and is just the latest shot fired in the feud between the Brown and Houston families. “Whitney was murdered and now my niece Bobby Kristina!” she alleges in the post.
Leolah did not accuse anyone in particular. The authorities are looking at Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend, Nick Gordon, with interest surrounding her death. A $40 million lawsuit was filed against him by Bobbi Kristina’s co-conservators, who claimed he punched her in the face before her death. Gordon maintains he did nothing wrong, and has hired an attorney.
RadarOnline reports: Auntie Leolah also took aim at Bobbi Kristina’s aunt, Pat Houston, in the blazing diatribe.
“You notice, no matter what I say, Pat never says anything following, to at least defend herself?” she began. “Just think about it. Use your God-given brains. if, what I was saying was untrue or just talking for no reason at all (which anyone that knows me-knows that my character is just simply not that), why would she not defend herself if I am wrong? But, I am saying this for people who are curious as to why there is no talk back from Ms. Pat regarding my statements made about her. I will tell you. Because SHE CANNOT talk back to truth. She has no leg to stand on.”
Ripping into Gary Houston‘s wife, Leolah wrote, “I know her upbringing and how she was raised-trust me. Whitney and I spoke on this on many occasions-so don’t let her fool you. Although she is being quiet, she is indeed heated right now! Because her world is tumbling down!”
Leolah tells her followers that she maintained her silence for far too long and now is speaking out in defense of the dead.
“You know that saying, silence is a virtue? Well in her case it is very wise for her not to say anything because, she not only knows that I AM SPEAKING TRUTH-but she is aware that her day has come! And not only that! The truth is being exposed by a BROWN! And she would have never thought in a million years it would come like this. She is actually in shock right now:) because a Brown is usually silent.”
Leolah writes that she believes Pat harbors great ill will toward the Brown family, and that she herself is the main target.
“See, I am that Brown that she hates with a passion! Why? Because I will fight and die for mine!” Leolah claims. “I care nothing for a dollar when it comes to peoples lives! She is well aware of this! She knows that she cannot ever win with me-that’s why she is silent! Because I am strictly about truth! I play no games nor pull any punches when it comes to the truth! I am ready on any given day. And she could come any way she would ever choose. She will still be at the bottom. This is why she is quiet and refuse to comment or fight me on anything I say! Unless she comes with lies and deceit. That is the only way after I have spoken the truth. But it would never matter because God is on the scene today!…and JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED AT ONCE!”
The fallout from the poaching death of Africa’s beloved Cecil the Lion continues. Outraged animal lovers plastered the windows and doors of Palmer’s dental office with home-made signs. One of the signs read: “Cat Lives Matter” — a takeoff on the slogan “Black Lives Matter, which is a grassroots movement to bring awareness to police brutality.A PR firm that was hired to do damage control for Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer has quit after just one day.
Animal lovers descended on the dentist’s Minnesota business, which was closed after London’s Telegraph newspaper outted Palmer as the heartless big-game hunter who paid $55,000 to hunt and shoot Cecil.
Many observers question the worldwide attention given to a cat, compared to the police brutality on black America. There aren’t many lions left in Africa. So the outrage over an entitled rich sociopath killing one for sport is justified.
I never thought could ever happen — for that man to open his mouth and say something negative about me,” he told Martinez. “I love my son… He means the world to me. For that man to say something negative about me, that affected my life.” The interview was done over two days in Miami, where it was shot at Birdman’s mansion and other luxurious places like his Maybach and yacht.
Pressure’s official music video for his single “Nuh Worry Yourself” premiered on Tempo’s Cross Caribbean Countdown. The video was shot on the island of St. Thomas, USVI, during this year’s carnival festivities and includes special guest appearances by Pressure’s friend Actor Malik Yoba and RHOA and former radio personality Claudia Jordan. Pressure is currently on first leg of his European tour and is finishing up his Lovers Rock album due out the top of 2016.
@PressureBussPipe and #LoversRock #V.I.Nice
You can also catch Pressure on Black Men Magazine spread August issue, currently on newsstands which highlights some behind the scenes of video shoot and Pressure’s musical talents and V.I. roots.
Bobbi Kristina was rushed to an Atlanta hospital and placed on life support,.In March, a still-unresponsive Bobbi Kristina was transferred to a rehab facility.
On June 23, her family made the decision to move her into hospice care, issuing a statement, saying:and was later moved to Peachtree Christian Hospice where she died on Sunday.
“Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away Sunday, July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family. She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.”
Bobbi Kristina is the daughter of American Singer Whitney Houston had struggled immensely ever since her superstar mother’s untimely death in February of 2012. In a sad coincidence, Whitney Houston was also found unresponsive in a bath tub.
Madd Factor: We will like to share sincere sympathy for the Brown and Houston family. Whitney and her daughter will be truly missed from society.
A mentally disturbed New Jersey man was discovered living under a woman’s bed for 5 days, according to WABC TV. Police say Jason Hubbard broke into a home on Ellenel Boulevard in Spotswood in early May. He went into the daughter’s vacant bedroom where he hid under her bed for as many as 5 days.
The woman’s father was taking out trash when he heard a noise. He proceeded into his daughter’s bedroom where he discovered Hubbard living under her bed. The homeowner called 911 to report the intruder on May 10 at 7 p.m. The Adamcewicz’s 28-year-old son subdued Hubbard until police arrived.
Hubbard apparently subsisted on nothing but water for 3 days. He reportedly used a nearby electrical outlet to charge his four cell phones. Police arrested Hubbard and charged him with criminal trespass and theft of electricity.
Hubbard is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center on $50,000 bond.
Actor Derek Luke has been happily married to his wife Sophia Adella Luke (nee Hernandez) for 17 years. They have been solid, but their relationship has been rubbing his African-American fans the wrong way. The Empire actor is defending being married to a Latina after some fans have criticized him for “marrying outside his race.”
With social media as prevalent as it is, fans have taken to posting comments on Luke’s Instagram account complaining of his wife being Hispanic and not African-American.
He said the comments about his wife being of another race were “bugging me out.”
“I never usually entertain the opinions of others because everyone is entitled to their own opinion. (Positive or Negative),” Luke wrote in an Instagram post sharing a photo with his wife. “But we’re in the year of 2015 & when should it be a ‘problem’ to date outside your race? Why is that an issue AGAIN?”
He continued: “Who one chooses to date is that person’s business. Instead of focusing on (Happiness) & (pure Love) for some reason folks are still focuses on (Color). Doesn’t make sense to me. But I guess that’s the ignorance of OTHERS.”
Luke said Sofia might not be black but “she is mine.”
“And she’s mine with a heart of gold,” he wrote. “People are so quick to judge but can’t even distinguish the difference of another’s race. Sophia Luke is Hispanic. She’s not white, she’s not black, she’s not Chinese, she’s Hispanic. And she’s mine!!”
Chris Brownis currently being barred from leaving the Philippines, because of a contract dispute, the official Philippines News Agency reported Wednesday. He owes money to a promoter over a missed show from last New Years Eve.
The Bureau of Immigration said Brown and his promoter John Michael Pio Roda were both subject to an immigration lookout bulletin, but they could seek a clearance certificate that could allow them to leave if the Department of Justice consented.
Brown was stopped Wednesday morning while preparing to depart on a private jet from Manila’s international airport on his way to Hong Kong for a concert, the news agency said.The Philippines Department of Justice ordered to stop any of Brown’s, and his promoter John Michael Pio Roda‘sattempts to leave the country.
The Philippine Department of Justice said that an order had been issued Tuesday night to stop any attempts by Brown, 26, to leave the country.
Brown is currently touring across Asia and had to cancel one of his shows scheduled for later this week due to safety concerns.
50 Cent appears in front of the Manhattan Supreme Court to convince the jury that he can’t pay $5 million to Lastonia Leviston.
Last week, 50 Cent shocked the hip hop world when he filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, later explaining that this was move was made out of a desire to “reorganize his financial affairs” than an actual lack of funds. Shortly afterward, we learned that this wouldn’t do anything to stall the ongoing case in which Lastonia Leviston has demanded $5 million from Fif for leaking her sex tape. 50 was at the Manhattan Supreme Court today for these proceedings, and confessed that many of his physical possessions were either rented or borrowed.
Page Six reports that he said that his Lamborghinis, Bentleys and Rolls Royces “were rented” and that he recycled his three gold chains by taking them to the jeweler and having him fashion new designs. “It’s like music videos,” he said, “you see all these fancy cars but everything goes back to the dealership.” Fif claims that he’s only worth $4.4 million, not the $155 mil that Forbes valued him at earlier this year.
What do you think? Is Fif really in financial trouble, or is he trying to get out of paying $5 million?
Rapper Future has released a NSFW track with rapper Drake. The Atlanta rapper and Haitian decedent, has teamed up with Drake on his new single “Where you at”. He recently performed in the Caribbean (USVI), and in his home town of Atlanta.
The new track is fast-paced, with a hollow jingling that is reminiscent of a bottle nearing empty, when you’re slurping the last few drops up. Is that just me? Future kills yet another hook. -Hot New Hip-hop
Prince’s new song “Baltimore” features Eryn Allen Kane. Prince released the new music video for the song on YouTube Tuesday (video below).
The video describes the death of Freddie Gray in the custody of Baltimore police, shows the media attention to the case and highlights the peaceful demonstrations that followed. It also features several moments from Prince’s “Rally 4 Peace” event in Baltimore in May. Prince calls the song a tribute to all of the people of Baltimore. According to NPG Records Inc., Prince played all the instruments in the recording.
Attending church has truly change over the years. One single mother from Tampa, Florida, was church demanded to pay $1,000 in delinquent tithes or be removed from the church’s roll.
According to WFTS-TV, Candace Petterson began attending Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church in February 2015.
However, she recently received a notice from the church which claims that she owes $1,000 and must pay in order to remain a member. The church requires that members pay a $50 monthly fee along with a $250 anniversary fee and $150 Mount Moriah Day fee.
The church wanted Petterson’s kids to pay up, too. Her 11-year-old daughter was required to pay $5 per month and two annual $15 fees.
Petterson posted her $1,000 bill from the church on her Facebook page and was blasted by some church members who viewed her act as being a “disobedient” Christian.
Patterson wrote: “if I knew a church charged 50.00 a month I would have never joined…especially if I’m a single parent trying to make ends meet…”
The church maintains that the money is used to pay off the church’s debt. However, it’s illegal for a church to require members to tithe if the church is tax exempt.
Patterson told ABC News, “It’s like you say to me, if you want to be a member of this church, you need to pay this. If you want to find God, it don’t say anything like that in the Bible.”
Petterson is currently looking for a new place of worship.
Taraji P Henson has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Awards, for Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Taraji P. Henson can currently be seen as the hugely popular character Cookie Lyon on the hit Fox series Empire, a role which netted her the 2015 Critic’s Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a drama series.
Henson previously played “Yvette” in Bad Boy, “Shug” in Hustle and Flow, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of “Queenie” in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. She portrayed “Tiffany Rubin” in the true life inspired Lifetime movie Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story. Henson also played the role of alcoholic singer “April” in Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself and has made regular appearances on Eli Stone, The Cleveland Show,Boston Legal and CSI. Henson played “B’Ella” in Larry Crowne and starred as “Joss Carter” on Person of Interest. More about the movie at the official Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story site
Anthony Anderson is nominated for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, for his role ABC’s black-ish. Anthony Anderson is a writer, on the sitcom, and also starred in his own sitcom, All About the Andersons, as well as the Fox sitcom The Bernie Mac Show during the fifth and final season of the show.
Queen Latifiah and Don Cheadle were also nominated this morning.
Last year a judge ruled that the infamous ‘Blurred Lines’ was “substantially similar” to Marvin Gaye’s ‘Got To Give It Up’ in a lawsuit between his family and Robin Thicke, Pharrell as well as T.I. It was then ruled that the trio were to pay out $7.3 million for copyright infringement.
Now that figure has been reduced to $5.3 million, and has been aimed squarely at T.I. and the labels behind ‘Blurred Lines’ (Interscope, Star Trek Entertainment, and UMG).
A judge ruled rap mogul Clifford “T.I.” Harris, Jr. will be held liable for a lion’s share of the damages awarded in a copyright lawsuit filed by Marvin Gaye‘s family.
Appeals on the part of Thicke et al. for another trial have also been rejected U.S. District Court Judge John Kronstadt. The Gaye family’s request that the song be pulled from distribution has been denied; instead, they will receive 50% of all royalties that ‘Blurred Lines’ receives – which won’t be much, am I right, British universities?
Young Thug has reportedly been named alongside Birdman in an indictment that alleges their involvement in a conspiracy to kill Lil Wayne in April. That month Lil Wayne’s tour-bus was shot at while the rapper and several others departed from a show in Atlanta.
Prosecutors allege Williams, Winfrey, Lil Wayne and Cash Money Records CEO and co-founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams, 46, are all members of the notorious west coast Bloods street gang.
Prosecutors cite Williams’ “Halftime” music video as well as his lyrics as evidence of the plot to kill Lil Wayne.
Young Thug was taken down by the U.S. Marshals Wednesday morning after allegedly threatening to kill a mall cop. The 23-year-old rapper, whose birth name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was arrested without incident around 6 a.m. at a residence in Sandy Springs, according to Jim Joyner, spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. The U.S. Marshals were helping Dunwoody police serve a warrant charging Williams with terroristic threats.
Dunwoody Police Department spokesman Officer Timothy Fecht said the charges were the product of a July 7 “dispute that Mr. Williams had with Perimeter Mall security.”
Thug left before cops arrived and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The incident occurred last week, but it took until today for U.S. Marshals to track him down at a home outside the ATL and hook him up.
A recent post from Chris Brown’s closet on Instagram, may have promoted a home invasion of the musicians home. Tarzana Police Department reported 3 home invasion robbers targeted the house knowing it was owned by Chris Brown. We’re told when they were speaking with Chris’ aunt they told her they knew Chris owned the property.
The suspects reportedly fled the scene in a getaway vehicle. Brown’s home was recently invaded by a mentally unstable woman who trashed the home while he was away on tour.
At the time Brown said he was going to have a better security system installed. This will affect his child custody case with his baby’s mama, Nia Guzman. Shewill use this latest home invasion as proof to the courts that Brown’s home is not safe for their 1-year-old daughter, Royalty.
Brown recently petitioned the court to set child support payments and a visitation schedule. Brown was paying Guzman $2,500 a month. But she wants $15,000 a month, for security among other things.
Verse Simmonds is a rising musical star hailing from the Caribbean. The Puerto Rican born singer, who grew up in the USVI, has had quite the July thus far, appearing on Gucci Mane’s “Ass Everywhere” and Rico Richie’s “Both Ways” and also releasing his own “All I Want” feat. Jeremih.- (See Video Below)
The single features continue day as Verse brings rapper Migos aboard for new single “Luv In It,” which will appear on mixtape entitled Fvck Your Feelings 3 (slated for a July 15 release).
“Luv in It” is a slow jam masquerading as a trap banger on account of the presence of Migos, who turn down for nothing. Migos’ guttural overdubs interpolated over Verse Simmonds’ sensual, soaring vocals are extremely entertaining.- Hot New Hip Hop
JHENE AIKO, JESSIE J & RIXTON
The musical trio teamed up with DJ Mustard to create a new original hit song for Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts “Crazy Good Summer” campaign. And what they came up with was a catchy tune called “Sorry to Interrupt.”
50 Cent has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, July 13, according to the Wall Street Journal.
According to court documents filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy in Hartford Connecticut, Curtis Jackson’s “debts are primarily consumer debts.” The rapper reported assets and liabilities ranging from $10-$50 million.
50 Cent’s Boxing Promotions Company Files for Bankruptcy
The filing comes close to two months after 50 Cent’s boxing promotions company, SMS Promotions, filed for “relief under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy code.”
50 Cent Ordered to Pay $5 Million to Woman Who Sued Over Sex Tape
On Friday, July 10, a jury ordered 50 Cent to pay $5 million to Lastonia Leviston who claims the rapper acquired a sex tape she made with her boyfriend at the time, which he used in a 2009 13-minute video featuring him as commentator, Pimpin’ Curly, taunting Leviston and Rick Ross. Leviston and Ross have a daughter together.
Representatives for 50 Cent informed Billboard they would share more information momentarily.
A life-size depiction of the Michael Brown crime scene following his death is at the center of a new Chicago art exhibit.
The controversial piece, has many upset. It features a life-like portrayal of Brown as he lay face down after being shot fatally by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri last year. Brown died on August 9, but Wilson was not charged.
Also featured in the exhibit is an African American statue of liberty and a noose dangling from a neon sign.
“I Can’t Breath” reads a plaque hanging over the display, referencing the death of Eric Garner earlier this year.
As you may recall, Garner uttered these words just before officer Daniel Pantaleo put him in what has been described as a “chokehold” for about 15 to 19 seconds. The New York City Medical Examiner’s Office attributed Garner’s death to a combination of a chokehold, compression of his chest, and poor health.
As for the artist behind the exhibit, according to station Fox2now (St. Louis), she is an unnamed New Orleans-based white female “…whose hope is that her piece will showcase the true cost of white privilege and and how it negatively affects the Black community in America.”
As you can imagine, the art piece has received it’s fair share of backlash. “I’m beginning to be ashamed to be an American.” wrote one Facebook user. “When are they opening the exhibit of him (Brown) robbing the store owner and assaulting Darren Wilson?” wrote another. “
Despite the backlash, it appears that the exhibit, pictured above, will run through August 10th. What are your thoughts on the piece? Sound off in the comment section below.
PCMD Gazette Reports: A North Carolina elementary school teacher has resigned after his decision to read a gay-themed children’s book to his third-grade class led to controversy in the small town of Efland.
Omar Currie said he read his students the book “King and King,” a fairy tale about two princes having a “love” encounter, after he perceived negative gay stereotyping in his class.
Currie said that he was inspired to teach the little kids about two men “hooking up” because a boy in his class acted a little feminine.
“In that moment, it just seemed natural to me to read the book and have a conversation about treating people with respect. My focus then was on the child, and helping the child.”
The thought that the child just acted feminine could have just stayed as it is. A thought. Some kids act different than others. But this teacher overstepped his bounds and pushed an idea into the under-aged child’s mind. Some could call it “turning out” the child and other impressionable children in the class.
Currie claimed his reasons for reading the book was because he knew what it is like to be bullied.
Growing up gay and black in a small town in the eastern part of the state, his memories of middle school are of being a frequent target for teasing and slurs.