Kim Porter, the model and actress who dated Diddy for 13 years, was found dead Thursday at her L.A. area home … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us they got a call to Porter’s Toluca Lake home around noon. According to emergency dispatch audio the call came in as a patient in cardiac arrest. A source connected to Kim tells us she’d been suffering flu-like symptoms, and possibly pneumonia, for several weeks, but it’s still unclear what exactly caused her death. Another source says Kim had contacted her doctor just yesterday complaining she wasn’t feeling any better. (TMZ)
“Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter,” the musician’s rep tells Us in a statement. “I ask that you give the families privacy at this time.” LAPD Officer Jeff Lee also tells Us: “I can confirm that there is an investigation underway in the 10300 block of Woodbridge. That call came out at 11:38 this morning. And there is a female deceased at the scene. We are sending our homicide detectives over there to find out whether or not foul play was involved.” (Us Weekly)
While traveling overseas currently visiting Israel, “Other Side Of Happiness” is the new single by Los Angeles based rapper Kosha Dillz as he opens up about life issues featuring the Alvarez Kings, a band out of Sheffield, UK that he toured with during the most recent Vans Warped Tour.
Ella Mai’s breakout year continues. After earning her first top 5 smash with “Boo’d Up” and touring with Bruno Mars, the British songstress made her debut on the Steve Carell-hosted episode of “SNL” this weekend.
For her first performance of the night, the 24-year-old took over Studio 8H to perform her Mustard-produced hit “Boo’d Up.” Joined by a band and backup singers, a smiling Ella belted out the soulful song, which was certified 3x platinum.
She returned to perform “Trip” off her self-titled debut, which dropped last month. Standing in front of a bench with chain-link fence backdrop, she recreated the music video for the song, delivering her sweet harmonies while accompanied by a pair of backup singers.
Starting next year, you can catch Ella live on “The Debut Tour.” The North American leg of the global trek kicks off Feb. 12 in Vancouver and runs through March.
She can also be heard on “Love Me Like That (Champion Love)” off the Mike WiLL Made-It-produced Creed II: The Album.
Florida rapper Kodak Black looks and sounds like he wants some smoke from the King of New York. The hip-hop star has social media’s attention after firing shots at Tekashi 6ix9ine in a new video.
Fresh footage has gone viral of KB lighting up 6ix9ine over his hair color and suggesting he might be gay.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about. Rainbow head cracker. I don’t know about that. That sounds like a f*ggot to me. You said what f*ggot with the rainbow-colored hair? Who is you talking about? We talking about real n*gga sh*t. Tell them to talk. Say whatever he wanna say. I don’t give a d*mn. Ain’t no filter. You talking about who? F*ggot a** rainbow hair.
On this date in 1985, James Todd Smith better known as LL Cool J, dropped his first full length LP on Def Jam Records. Primarily produced by Rick Rubin besides “I Need A Beat”, which was produced by DJ Jazzy Jay, Radio was a pivotal LP for not only LL and Def Jam, but for an evolving Hip Hop landscape that had just seen the rapid decline of b-boying and jams in the park. This was also the era in which the crack epidemic hit the streets and all of the major players used LL Cool J as the prototype image of how a hustler is supposed to look.
Songs like “I Can’t Live Without My Radio” and “Rock The Bells” dominated airwaves as well as influenced other artists of that time period with his braggadocios content and virtually forceful delivery. The song that actually got Cool J the deal with Def Jam, “I Need A Beat”, was written and recorded when LL was only 15 years old, making him not only Def Jam’s first solo artist, but also their youngest.
Salute to Cool J, Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons, Jazzy Jay and everyone at Def Jam from that era that help put together this timeless classic!
With Thanksgiving just days away, SOHH is delivering a cinematic feast for readers in the Washington, D.C. area. Monday night (7 PM ET) at the Regal Gallery Place theater, an early screening of the new Jamie Foxx-starring Robin Hood film is going down and we have passes!
If you’re in the area or know someone who wants to pull through, SOHH has a limited number of tickets. Please e-mail your first and last name to CYRUS@SOHH.COM. All tickets will come as pairs (bring your friend) and e-mail confirmations will be sent no later than Sunday 8 PM ET.