Last week, a NYC venue screening a documentary about R. Kelly‘s alleged sexual abuse was evacuated 20 minutes in, after someone threatened to shoot up the spot. Following some investigation, authorities say the threat came from someone with a Chi-Town area code, which begs the question: did Kelly set it up?
“Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … NYPD’s person of interest is a man with Chicago’s 773 area code. We’re told cops aren’t ready to release the man’s name yet, and it’s unclear if he has any direct connection to Kelly,” TMZ states.
“Surviving was screened Tuesday night at NeueHouse in NYC, but 20 minutes into it someone made a phone threat,” the site recalls. “The male caller said someone was in the audience with a gun and would open fire if the screening continued. The venue was immediately evacuated.”
R. Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea Kelly, who was in the building for the screening, went on record to say she thinks he’s in some way associated with the threats against NeueHouse. “I can’t speak to what he would or would not do because I don’t know what his mindset is right now,” she told Variety at the time. “But I would say that I don’t believe in happenstance, I don’t believe that anything is a coincidence. I do believe that in some shape, form or fashion it is connected to him. Now, whether he orchestrated it or not, that I cannot say. But I just do not believe in coincidences. Of all the theaters, of all the nights, of all the premiers, it happened with us.”
Surviving R. Kelly will premiere on Lifetime in January 2019.
50 Cent has confirmed th ebad news that one of the production crew members on his Starz series Power was killed on set early this morning, causing the show to completely shut down production indefinitely.
Crew member Pedro Jimenez was killed after being hit by an SUV while setting up parking cones at a Brooklyn location, causing an immediate halt in production of the show’s sixth season.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our ‘Power’ family,” a Starz spokesperson said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with Mr. Jimenez’ family as we work to fully understand what has happened.”
On this date in 2001, NYC kings of crime rhyme Mobb Deep released their fifth full length studio album entitled Infamy on the Loud/Columbia imprint.
As the QB duo’s first album following their publicized beef on wax with Jay-Z, the controversy helped to bolster the album’s sales, recognized by the RIAA as certified gold, despite being created during the advent of the internet, in an era that will forever be known as ringtone music.
As one of the last full length projects from the Mobb, Infamy offered up one of the few albums during that era that was approved by the streets as well as the industry. Tracks like “Get Away” and “Hey Luv”, which featured Bad Boy R&B group 112 spearheaded the album to commercial success with a more “acceptable” sound, while tracks like “The Learning (Burn)” featuring Rapper Noyd and Vita is an example of their ability to show you that the Mobb is still “Infamous”.
Salute to Prodigy(RIP), Havoc, Noyd and the rest of the Mobb who helped create this timeless piece of Hip Hop history!
Earlier in the month, it was rumored that Nicki Minaj was dating a convicted sex offender who was very recently in a relationship with another woman but broke it off due to their connection. Now, new photos of the man in question have surfaced online and Twitter is blasting Barbz to bits.
Late last month, a photo of Minaj and Kenneth “Zoo” Petty was posted onto her Instagram page with the cryptic caption “You know the phkn vybez” with Petty writing “I love you” in the comments section.
In another post shared on Sunday (Dec. 9), Minaj and Petty are seen together once more but in a far more intimate fashion with the rapper embracing Petty with her leg being held up. The caption reads, “Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happened?…It’s no secret… that the both of us…Are running out of time” from Adele’s “Hello” smash hit.
On Twitter, the reaction to the pair’s alleged relationship has the social media network on fire. Peep the reactions below.
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Bow Wow is talking crazy again but what else is new. This time Lil Mama was his target but she wasn’t having any of it.
As Vibereports the child rapper turned actor turned master of struggle made his Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta cast mate look like an easy slide. This came about as Mr. Moss offered to set the Harlem native on a blind date. While she agreed to meet his friend she asked him to come up to New York with her in return.
For whatever reason he thought the invite was of a romantic nature and alluded to her as having a promiscuous past. Naturally this got back to Lil Mama and she addressed him accordingly via Instagram videos.
“I want to start this off just by saying you played yourself, kid. Bow Wow, you know, that in all the years that I’ve ever known you, you have never known a n****r to f**k me in a week. So to even give BT advice like ‘Oh y’all gonna be f**king in a week.’ you’re being a clown.”
She went on to make clear that her interest of him flying up to the Big Apple was truly out of support. “I was trying to bring you around some real n****s. You want to commit suicide one day. You’re going crazy here. You’re going crazy there. I come from a grounded environment that I was trying to bring you to. We’re doing a TV show. We’re creating content. You are far from the type of man that I could see myself being with, sleeping with or anything of that nature.”
In the final clip, she addressed the hearsay about one of his female friends possibly defending his honor. “There are so many things that I could address about this show, but I’m not going to let everything pull my attention. Y’all could believe what y’all want to believe…before we start talking about a female beating my ass or anything like that let’s just be clear: I will smack the sh*t out of you. Period!
As expected Bow Wow has bypassed trying to see the error of his ways and did what he does best. Trolling.
Most recently Bow was in engaged in an IG war with his former love interest Erica Mena.
Jacquees is causing an uproar with his bold declaration.
Taking to Instagram, the “B.E.D.” singer declared himself the “king of R&B.” “I just wanna let everybody know that I’m the king of R&B right now,” said Jacquees. “For this generation…I understand who dun came and who dun did that and that and that. But now it’s my turn. Jacquees the king of R&B. I just heard ’em say it and I been feeling like that.”
The other “Bed” singer, J. Holiday, didn’t take kindly to the claim and called out Jacquees on Instagram. “That bullshit that man said, there’s three kings of R&B,” he said before revealing his list. “The first one sold 20 million on his first album. The second king of R&B is from Chicago. And the third one is from Tappahannock.”
“Four and five right here,” he added, referring to himself and an unidentified man standing next to him.
After seeing J. Holiday’s reaction, R&B veteran Tank joined the conversation. “In terms of him being the king of R&B, that’s like disres—,” he said before stopping short. “Let’s just be mindful of how this shit goes. Ain’t no king. Get your money, man. Love you, Quees.”
He also bestowedR. Kelly with the title. “First R. Kelly is the King of R&B. The accusations don’t disqualify what he’s accomplished!” said Tank. “Second if you can’t go in the studio BY YOURSELF and make a hit record you’re not my king!”
R. Kelly chimed in on the King of R&B title, posting a photo of himself seated in a throne. He captioned it with the crown emoji and the hashtag #bornforthis.
Michelle Williams announced on December 7 that she is no longer engaged to Chad Johnson. But apparently, their separation comes at no surprise to fans who speculate Johnson was just around for a check.
The former Destiny’s Child singer hit social media last week to inform everyone that it just “didn’t work out.”
“I still remain fearless. I guess I still remain single!” she wrote. “Things didn’t work out. The healing that needs to take place is a must!,” she wrote. “I don’t wanna destroy another relationship. Blessings to him, his family and ministry. #FEARLESS.”
After meeting in March of last year, the two got engaged one year later in April of 2018. Williams has been forthcoming about struggling with depression, which seems to have played a part in their decision to end things, and Johnson also faced criticism after fans felt he belittled her on their reality show, Chad Loves Michelle. “The two made a phone call to their therapist after Johnson was dismissive of the racial differences plaguing their communication,” Vibe reports. So, it’s possible mental health issues and racial tensions both led to their split.
Chad was a gaslighter and an opportunist. Michelle doesn’t need to blame herself for the demise of their relationship. Best thing that happened was them not getting married
At the beginning of the year we reported that Mary J. Blige was set to co-star in Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy and now we finally have our first trailer to the upcoming superhero series.
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Based on a comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, The Umbrella Academy has a pretty original and interesting story.
On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
Mary J. Blige meanwhile plays a time-traveling assassin and will star opposite Ellen Paige, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, and John Magaro.
Let’s keep it 1000, as cool as the series seems it’s the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul catching bodies like a terminator that’s the main attraction here. Least for us it is.
Check out the trailer for The Umbrella Academy below and let us know if you’ll be binge-watching the series when it drops on February 15, 2019. More stills below, too.