Tory Lanez was pulled over for a traffic stop, that ended him up behind bars for a few hours. Via TMZ: The Canadian hip-hop singer was pulled over by Miramar PD in South Florida for a problem with the tags on his ride, but cops say they discovered he didn’t have a valid drivers’ license, and DID have a small amount of weed and the gun. The concealed weapon charge is a felony, so that’s gonna sting. The others are misdemeanor traffic tickets. Lanez was released after posting $1,000 bond.
Sad day today, comedian Charlie Murphy has lost his battle to leukemia at the age of 57. Via TMZ: Charlie died in a NYC hospital. His manager says he’d been going through chemo. He famously co-starred on “Chappelle Show” in some of Dave’s most memorable skits … including the night he partied with Prince. He also co-wrote some of Eddie Murphy’s movies. He co-starred in “Are We There Yet,” “The Boondocks” and “Black Jesus.” He recently toured with Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez and D.L. Hughley. RIP.
Tyga makes headlines yet again. He almost caught a DUI but left with a ticket instead. Via TMZ: Tyga was leaving Avenue Nightclub around 2 AM when cops pulled him over. We’re told he had paper plates on the Mercedes G Wagon he was driving … but officers ended up taking him down to the station for a possible DUI. Law enforcement sources tell us once cops got Tyga to the station they determined he wasn’t under the influence, and he was released after about 90 minutes with a ticket for no drivers license or insurance. We’re told cops only took him to the station because of the crowd, including paparazzi, outside Avenue and they wanted to avoid making a scene. He took an L with Kylie, but got the win with cops. Decent trade? We got the victorious Tyga on his way out of the station. His pals picked him up in the G.
We all knew this was coming! Chris is always getting mad when Karrueche finds a new love interest. Days ago, I broke the news of Karrueche being seen with Quavo from Migos after a show he performed at in Mississippi over the weekend and the two were seen leaving together. Via TMZ: Chris Brown is angry, feeling like he was stabbed in the back by Quavo from Migos… a man he thought was a good friend until he started dating Karrueche Tran. Our CB sources say … Chris had both a business and personal relationship with Quavo … inviting him to his home, collaborating on songs before Migos hit big, and supporting the group by attending multiple promotional parties. Chris is livid that he actually helped promote Migos’ recent hit album, “Culture,” at the same time Quavo was secretly seeing his ex-girlfriend. Chris believes it’s no coincidence Karrueche got a restraining order against him at the very time she started getting tight with the Migos rapper. He believes this was orchestrated by both Karrueche and Quavo to clear the decks so they could date, without caring they would make him look like a chump. Before Chris found out the 2 were dating, he did an interview with Billboard and called Migos “my real friends and brothers” and said, “I will never hate on you ni**as.”
Kendrick’s album drops this Friday! April 14th! Earlier this morning Kendrick released the cover art and full tracklist of the album on Twitter & Instagram. DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar. pic.twitter.com/ucQcg0PuzG — Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) April 11, 2017 Check out the full tracklist below: 1. “BLOOD.” 2. “DNA.” 3. “ELEMENT.” 4. “FEEL.” 5. “ROYALTY.” (feat. Rihanna) 6. “PRIDE.” 7. “HUMBLE.” 8. “LUST.” 9. “LOVE.” 10. “XXX.” (feat. U2) 11. “GOD.” 12. “FEAR.” 13. “DUCKWORTH.”
Mariah Carey is out here making boss moves! The singer, just recently signed a joint partnership with Epic Records. Via Variety: The deal seemingly puts to rest rumors that Carey’s recording contract was in jeopardy. The five-time Grammy winner was signed by Epic Records chairman-CEO LA Reid in 2016, with whom she worked on 2005’s multi-platinum-selling album “The Emancipation of Mimi” (recorded and released while Reid was running Universal Music label Island Def Jam). Carey launched her career at Sony’s Columbia Records in 1990, when she scored the first of her five consecutive Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hits ( “Vision of Love,” “Love Takes Time,” “Someday,” “I Don’t Wanna Cry,” and “Emotions”). Said Reid in a statement: “To continue working with Mariah Carey at Epic has been another rewarding chapter of my career. Mariah’s incomparable talents as a singer, with her vocal range that is nothing short of legendary, are matched by her brilliance as a songwriter, producer, and performer par excellence. Mariah’s chart records have established her enduring place in music history, a position that is cherished and supported by her loyal fans worldwide. I look forward to building upon all of Mariah’s success for years to come.” Added Carey: “I am putting my heart and soul into making more new music. I am so thrilled for this next chapter and to continue working with, and for, everyone that I love.” The partnership comes on the heels of several headline-grabbing months for Carey. In December, the singer launched “Mariah’s World,” a docuseries on E!; famously endured technical complications live on ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest”; broke off her engagement to Australian billionaire James Packer; and announced, then postponed, a tour with Lionel Richie. Carey is also headlining a Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, to which she’s set to return in July.
If you’ve ever wondered what goes in the life of Kylie Jenner, well her life will soon be on your television screens. Via E!: If you’ve ever wondered what’s it’s really like to be Kylie, wonder no more. The new show, premiering this summer, will expose a personal, more intimate side of makeup entrepreneur as she manages her celebrity persona, multi-million dollar company and, well, just being a teenager. “These couple years have been such an incredible journey with the support of my fans,” Kylie said. “This show will allow me to give them a peek inside all of the exciting things I am working on as well as some personal time with friends.” Along with highlighting her relationships with her family and closest friends, including Jordyn Woods, the eight-episode docu-series hopes to reveal the real woman behind all the lip kits, fancy cars, mega mansions, glamorous Instagram photos and filtered Snapchat stories. “Kylie’s beauty, business savvy and fashion icon status have made her one of the most famous and successful young women on the planet,” Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President of Programming & Development at E!, said. “Kylie has achieved so much at such a young age and we know the E! audience will be thrilled now that she is ready to share an inside look at her everyday life.”
Lil Wayne and Chris Brown better lay down for a while. The two are targets in a Federal Drug Investigation. Via TMZ: The probe was triggered by a criminal drug trial involving Miami music producer Harrison Garcia who allegedly sent texts to people acknowledging and even bragging he sold drugs to the 2 rappers. Garcia exchanged texts with an underling to deliver drugs to Wayne, saying, “I’ll shoot u some trees (pot).” Garcia responded, “It’s for Wayne.” In another text, Gracia sent a screenshot of a $15,000 bank deposit from Chris Brown, saying, “Look who put money my account.” The woman said, “What that for LOL” and he responded with with a couple of smiley faces with the message, “Drugs … lean and sh*t” … this according to the Miami Herald. A federal agent testified Garcia also told cops he sold Wayne narcotics … “a lot of narcotics.” Garcia often poses on social media next to exotic cars, bling, expensive sneakers, stacks of cash and guns … and has been photographed with CB and Weezy. The feds believe he used the drug money to buy those toys.
Frank Ocean is just full of surprises! I love his surprises, so I don’t mind. Via Rap Up: Hov sets the table on the track, kicking things off with rhymes about bikes, ice, and the circle of life. “Life goes in cycles,” he raps. “What comes around goes around / So before it goes down / Get you some icicles.” The theme carries on. After Jigga calls himself “E.T. on the handles,” Frank delivers a memorable hook that also references biking and jewelry. “I’m bikin’ these blocks,” he sings. “Since Ben Baller sold all his ice up at Slauson / I’m bikin’ uphill and it’s burnin’ my quads / I’m bikin’ downhill and it sound like a fishin’ rod / Savage, I’m bikin’.” Finally, Tyler, the Creator adds some bike and ice-related bars of his own. “Nobody fuckin’ with me,” he raps. “My accolades hang from my neck / Pedal, I drown in the heat / My sapphires drown in my sweat.” Get into ‘Biking’ below:
AGAIN! Soulja Boy has avoided jail time. Via TMZ: Soulja was facing felony possession of an assault weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm … this after cops found firearms at his home in December. He pled not guilty but just pled no contest. Under the deal, he got 5 years probation and he’ll do 240 days of community labor. He’s not allowed to threaten anyone or possess any deadly weapons, not even replica or toy gun. He will be allowed to travel outside the country for work, as long as he clears it in advance with his probation officer.
Could Karrueche and Quavo be possibly dating? Personally, I think they would make a pretty cute couple! Quavo performed at the Spring Gulf Coast festival and sources say that Karrueche watched from backstage. After the show, Quavo and co. left the stage to make their way toward the exit with Karrueche in tow. Eyewitnesses tell us Quavo gave her a hug before they rode off together in the same whip … by themselves. Hmmmm I wonder when and what Chris Brown has to say about this.
I wish my Instagram posts were worth $1 million each! According to Instagram: Beyoncé has been named the most influential celebrity on Instagram, with each of her posts worth more than $1 million, according to D’Marie Analytics. The social media research firm estimated the figure, released this week, is based on factors including number of followers, post reach, engagement and click rate. Beyoncé’s recent pregnancy announcement is now Instagram’s most-liked picture ever with 10.8 million likes from her 98 million followers.
When will Sean Kingston learn, pay your bills! He’s now being sued for not paying for jewelry once again! Via TMZ: Norman Silverman Diamonds says the rapper paid $10k upfront and sent a check for $36k a few days later to have the Rollie shipped to one of his biz associates in June 2013. After the watch was mailed, though … the jeweler says the check did not clear. According to the docs obtained by TMZ, the jeweler was able to collect $15k more from Kingston in September 2013, but since then he’s gone radio silent … leaving an unpaid balance of $21,353. It’s been nearly 4 years, but time has not healed this Rolex wound. Silverman wants the rapper to pay up now and throw in extra dough for damages and lawyer fees.
Mel B’s husband is accusing her of lying about her abuse allegations. Via TMZ: Belafonte’s lawyers tell us, “It’s a shame that Ms. Brown elected not to proceed in a respectful and amicable fashion in this very private matter. In due course, Mr. Belafonte will be filing his response to the outrageous and unfounded allegations made by Ms. Brown, which allegations he vehemently denies.” The statement goes on, “When the Court determines the truth, it will become clear that this entire charade was nothing more than a smear campaign intended to cover up Ms. Brown’s own conduct during the marriage in light of her current involvement with a family television show, and in an effort to unfairly gain leverage both financially and with respect to custody of the children.” The lawyers go on … “When the degree to which Ms. Brown has gone to create a false depiction of her marriage to Mr. Belafonte is uncovered, real victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse will be understandably offended, angry and upset.” “Mr. Belafonte is confident that the truth will come out when he has his day in court at which time he looks forward to being reunited with his children,” adding, “What matters most to Mr. Belafonte is the safety and well-being of his daughters and step-daughters.”
Seems like Remy Ma may have Nicki Minaj shook. Via All Hip Hop: Nicki has been working out of a very popular studio lately, and she won’t eat or touch anything that’s been opened out of fear that someone may be trying to harm or poison her. Apparently the studio is so locked down that only the employees and engineers are the ones allowed to be there. The source says that Nicki won’t have more than one person in the studio at a time, making work difficult for everyone, and causing each work day to be 15 hours long for the people there.
Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian breaks up more than Kylie and Tyga! Via E!: “Chyna and Rob are certainly not together or engaged,” the insider told E! News. “In fact, Chyna gave the engagement ring back to Rob when they broke up last month…Something caused them to have a blowout fight, and Chyna gave the ring back and it was done. They officially are not engaged. There is no wedding.” Now, though their nuptials are off the table, they remain united in regard to their only daughter, 4-month-old Dream Kardashian. “They are amicable and get along when it comes to Dream,” the insider shared. “There’s no set day or times that Rob will take [care of] Dream. They haven’t fully figured it out yet, but they are working on it.” In the meantime, the two keep fans guessing. While they may no longer be engaged, the parents recently reunited and chronicled the moment on social media for all to see—including a kiss on the cheek from Rob.
Floyd Mayweather wasn’t too thrilled that his daughter placed second at her cheer-leading competition. Via TMZ: Our footage from the Jamz Cheer and Dance competition in Irvine, CA on Sunday shows a heated Floyd going off on event officials after his 12-year-old daughter’s team finished in 2nd place. We spoke with event announcer Jeff Krapf who tells us he was right in the thick of Floyd’s tirade — and heard the boxer cussing out the judges and even dropping this gem — “I fund this program!” At one point, Krapf says Mayweather was so hot, he was afraid Floyd was going to get physical — “I thought, ‘Well great, here’s my big paycheck. My payday’s coming!’ But it didn’t happen.” An event exec eventually pulled Floyd to a private area to talk things out away from the kids. There were cops on scene working the event — and we’re told they kept a close eye on the situation … but ultimately no arrests were made. Watch the video below:
Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial will be held in June of this year. Via Page Six: Prosecutors, defense lawyers and Montgomery County judge Steven O’Neill put the finishing touches on the June 5 trial which will import jurors from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, to Norristown. O’Neill said he hopes to do the jury selection in late May. The comic icon Cosby, 79, is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting an employee from his alma mater Temple University at his house in 2004.