Barack Obama Remembers John Singleton’s Greatness W/ Heartfelt Reflection

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Former president Barack Obama knows just how much John Singleton meant to African Americans and – especially – the Hollywood industry. The previous head of state has shared heartfelt words on Singleton’s legacy.

On Tuesday, Obama relied on his Twitter page to pay respect to Singleton.

Immediately following his death, Singleton protégé Taraji P. Henson reflected on their relationship.

A few days ago, Henson and her Baby Boy co-star Tyrese visited Singleton at the hospital.

Since the news went viral, the biggest names in rap came forward to pay homage to Singleton’s legacy.

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On Monday, John died at 51 leaving a strong, positive mark on Hollywood as an African American game-changer.

John Singleton, writer-director of “Boyz n the Hood” and industry pioneer, who was the first African American to earn an Oscar nomination for best director, has died. His family issued a statement, saying: “We are sad to relay that John Singleton has died. John passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends. We want to thank the amazing doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for their expert care and kindness and we again want thank all of John’s fans, friends and colleagues for all of the love and support they showed him during this difficult time.” — The Singleton Family. (Variety)

According to a TMZ report, Singleton’s family decided to tak him off life support days after going into a coma.

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Look: 50 Cent Has A Message For Anyone Sleeping On Him

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New York rapper 50 Cent is staying busy-busy these days and wants people to know it’s better to bet on him than against him. The hip-hop veteran went to Instagram Tuesday with a message to his doubters.

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EMPIRE Renewed For Season 6 But Jussie Smollett’s Fate Remains Mystery

“Empire” is coming back whether haters like it or not. The popular Fox series has received the green light for another season.

On Tuesday, the network announced its decision to bring back the hip-hop soap opera.

Jussie Smollett’s future on “Empire” remains in limbo. The series has officially been renewed for a sixth season on Fox, but there are no plans for Smollett’s character Jamal to return. Smollett, 36, was accused of orchestrating a racial and homophobic-fuelled assault on himself. He was eventually indicted for disorderly conduct, but all charges against Smollett were controversially dropped. (ET Canada)

According to reports, “Empire” stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson recently joined others in requesting controversial cast member Jussie Smollett to return for its sixth season.

Henson, Howard, and the rest of the drama series’ top cast, penned an April 19 letter to Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier, Disney TV Studios and ABC Entertainment chair Dana Walden, Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn, Empire co-creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, and other executive producers on the series, Varietyconfirmed. “Together, as a united front, we stand with Jussie Smollett and ask that our co-star, brother and friend be brought back for our sixth season of Empire,” read the letter, obtained by Deadline. It is signed by Bryshere Y. Gray, Trai Byers, Gabourey Sidibe, Nicole Ari Parker, and others. (Variety)

Last month, New York rapper 50 Cent trolled Jussie with an R. Kelly meme.

A few weeks ago, R&B singer and former “Empire” guest star Ne-Yo said he never believed Jussie staged his attack.

Last month, reports emerged about Smollett having his case dropped after initially facing serious jail time.

Smollett, 36, was seen arriving at a Chicago courtroom around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday for an emergency hearing. Following his court appearance, his attorneys released a statement saying that the actor’s “record has been wiped clean of the filing of this tragic complaint against him.” (NBC News)

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EITM Remembers John Singleton

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Jussie Smollett Unlikely to Return to ‘Empire’

“Empire” has been renewed for a sixth season, but Jussie Smollett will likely not return.

“By mutual agreement, the studio has negotiated an extension to Jussie Smollett’s option for season six, but at this time there are no plans for the character of Jamal to return to ‘Empire,’” Fox Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television said in a statement (via E! News).

Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts for allegedly filing a false police report, claiming he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. All the charges were dropped and Smollett has maintained his innocence, but both his future with “Empire” and the show’s future had been in question.

Last week, Smollett’s fellow co-stars including Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, as well as the show’s creator Lee Daniels, wrote an open letter to Fox and Disney executives asking for Smollett to be brought back.

“Together, as a united front, we stand with Jussie Smollett and ask that our co-star, brother and friend be brought back for our sixth season of ‘Empire,’” read the letter. “Throughout ‘Empire’s’ five seasons working with Jussie and watching how he has conducted himself throughout this traumatic event, we have come to know not just the character Jussie portrays, but also truly come to know Jussie’s personal character. He is kind. He is compassionate. He is honest and above all he is filled with integrity.”

On April 11, the City of Chicago filed a $130,000 lawsuit against the 36-year-old actor in order to recoup the cost of the police investigation.

Last week’s episode of “Empire” was the last of the season to feature Smollett, whose character Jamal Lyon married Kai (Toby Onwumere). The future of his character was not addressed.

“Empire continues to break barriers with its emotionally powerful storytelling, and it remains a core part of the FOX legacy,” said Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment for Fox Entertainment, in a statement. “We want to thank everyone on the show–Taraji, Terrence and the entire cast, as well as Lee, Danny, Brett, Sanaa, Brian, Francie, Dennis and their teams –all of whom have done a tremendous job this season. We know there are so many more stories to tell, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for Season Six.”


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Tuck – On My Way (Video)

Trenton standout Tuck takes us on a ride through the New York City streets before he ends up at hotbed nightclub Playroom for the official video to his “OMW” track off of his forthcoming Shield Talk 3 mixtape. Check out the visual below:

 

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Off-White™ Is Suing Fashion Companies for Using Quotation Marks

 

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Even though imitation is the most sincere form of flattery Virgil Abloh isn’t having it. The esteemed designer is going after companies that are guilty of style thievery.

Hypebeast is reporting that his fashion house is leveraging their legal muscle against other labels that have seemingly lifted their signature quotation mark branding. Since launching in 2012, Off-White™ has become one of the biggest names in the streetwear category via their punctuation around their releases including “Shoelaces” and red zip ties that accompany their footwear.

While Abloh and crew do not own the legal trademark to the quotes nor the scarlet colored straps they are citing they have attained “significant common law trademark.” In layman’s terms that means shoppers associate both features with their pricey wears. “Retailers, retail buyers, consumers and members of the public have become familiar with Off-White products and Off-White marks and associate [these things] exclusively with Off-White.”

Specifically on their legal hit list is a company called Rastaclat who is peddling goods at national retail chains under a “Off-Clat” and/or “Off-Clat c/o Rastaclat” moniker for shoelaces.

As of today Off-White™ has yet to successfully register the use of the quotes. Earlier this year Virgil himself was accused of stealing designs to which he denied that any similarities were unintentional. 

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Nipsey Hussle’s Sister Files for Guardianship of His Daughter

Nipsey Hussle’s sister is requesting legal guardianship of his daughter.

Samantha Smith has filed documents in L.A. County Superior Court asking for guardianship of 10-year-old Emani Asghedom. Sources tell TMZ that Smith believes the child’s biological mother is unable to care for the child.

Nipsey was Emani’s primary caretaker prior to his death outside his Marathon Clothing store last month. Smith says she assisted in caring for Emani throughout her life and wants “to ensure the continued stability for Emani and ensure that she will be able to maintain her current and ongoing relationship” with Nipsey’s family.

On April 2, Smith paid tribute to Nipsey on Instagram and promised to take care of Emani as well as Nipsey’s other family members. “You’ve taught me so much. You hold me down through everything,” she wrote. “I got Lauren. I got Emani. I got Kross. I got Sam, he is my responsibility now. He is my big little brother. I got mommy and Granny and Pop. You gave me so many tools. You gave me so much insight.”

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Nipsey also has a second child, 2-year-old Kross, with Lauren London. Kross lives with London and is not the subject of the conservatorship.

Smith and Emani appeared on stage with London and Kross during Nipsey’s memorial service at Staples Center earlier this month. “Thank you for all of the wisdom, knowledge, and love you poured into me,” Smith wrote in tribute to her brother. “I will make you proud and I will keep the Marathon going for you. That’s my word.”

The judge has yet to rule on the guardianship petition.


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Watch: Graffiti Artist Defaces Nipsey Hussle Mural, Lil Yachty Gets Impersonated, 50 Cent Trolls Kanye West

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The Internet never sleeps and neither does hip-hop personality Jonny Fastlane. The Brooklyn native weighs in on a Connecticut woman defacing a Nipsey Hussle mural, 50 Cent trolling Kanye West and a fan impersonating Lil Yachty.

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Soulja Boy Avoids 2-Year Sentence But Still Hit W/ Jail Time

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Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy is going to spend a few months behind bars. New reports claim the hip-hop veteran received 240 days in jail and 265 days of community service for violating his probation.

According to reports, SB received his lengthy punishment Tuesday in a California courtroom.

Soulja was in court Tuesday — and while his attorney said the rapper’s had an “awakening” during the last 20 days he’s been locked up — it clearly wasn’t enough to convince the judge to let him go easy. Soulja will start the sentence right away … and has credit for 40 days served.  The judge told Soulja he was originally considering sentencing him to 2 years in state prison but decided to give him some leniency. The judge also acknowledged that Soulja’s missed out on business opportunities while behind bars.  (TMZ)

Earlier this month, Soulja landed in jail on his probation violation.

On Thursday, Soulja, 28, appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom where a judge ruled that he had violated his probation related to weapon charges, TMZ reports. In February, police carried out a raid at the “Crank That” rapper’s home to investigate a claim that Soulja had kidnapped and assaulted his girlfriend, according to the outlet. While there, police allegedly found ammunition in Soulja’s house. (People)

Over the past few years, SB has had multiple run-ins with law enforcement.

Soulja Boy’s probation violation stems from a December 2014 conviction for carrying a loaded firearm in public. He was sentenced to 24 months of probation, which he was arrested for violating in December 2016 after police said they found a gun in his home. The next month, Soulja Boy was charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor stemming from the arrest. In March 2017, he was convicted on one of the felonies and given five years of probation. (Pitchfork)

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