A viral video posted by DJ Akademiks shows the late Juice WRLD on a private jet from California to Chicago, with the 21 year old artist laughing and joking with friends as they board the jet headed for the Windy City hours before suffering from a deadly seizure.
Akademiks tweeted, “This was Juice Wrld as he got on the plane that took him to Chicago last night. He was in high spirits and looked happy.”
In the video, there are no overt signs of any health issues or medical problems.
Juice WRLD died this morning after suffering from a seizure at Chicago’s Midway Airport upon his arrival from California. WRLD, whose real name is Jerad Higgins, suffered from a fatal seizure in the airport.
The cause of the seizure has yet to be confirmed and TheSource.com will bring you updates on this story as it develops.
In a clip posted to her social media, Oprah Winfrey is seen cheering on an all-girl band from her school OWLAG in South Africa. Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls celebrated the success of the 9th graduation class of Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. In a beautiful and soothing musical piece, the girls of OWLAG played for the founder herself—Ms. Winfrey. Always uplifting and teaching girls that they can do anything they work hard for, Oprah posted this video to her Instagram dancing and celebrating the 9th graduating class.
OWLAG was born from a pledge by Ms. Winfrey to former president Nelson Mandela in 2002 to provide a world-class educational platform for girls that will nurture a new generation of dynamic leaders. Inspired by Nelson Mandela’s emphasis on education, the Academy has welcomed talented, underprivileged girls to a new lifestyle; a world filled with knowledge, social skills and possibilities, and is proud to maintain a 100% matric pass rate.
Ms. Winfrey’s vision is that the Leadership Academy will help develop the future leaders of South Africa. A College Fund was established to support and encourage these young leaders, and those that follow, on their continuing journey.
We salute the graduates of OWLAG and wish them success on all their future endeavors.
Here’s a throwback the founder’s very first speech to the first graduating class of OWLAG.
Miami’s world-famous Art Basel was this past week, and as promotion for his posthumous final album Bad Vibes Forever, XXXTentacion’s estate curated and opened a multi-sensory museum.
The museum featured a combination of rare photos, memorabilia and art installations. It served as a shrine to an artist who many fans say inspired them to be better people despite the late rapper’s violent history.
XXX fan, Daniel Dominguez, 26, stated that “His music gave fans “a way to not feel alone. He definitely moved a lot of us and saved a lot of us in the process.”
XXX Tentacion passed away last year on June 18, 2018, when he was shot multiple times in front of a motorcycle shop in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
However, Tentacion’s legacy is complicated. At the time of his death, he had yet to stand trial on many charges, including aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, witness tampering and false imprisonment.
However, fans can look past that and see a young man who was slain right at the time he was trying to make a change in his life.
“He knew he had a troubled past but he definitely wanted to change that and that’s what he wanted for all of us,” Dominguez continued.
Tentacion was also very vocal about his struggles with depression and inspired his fans to be open about their struggles with depression and other mental health issues. Dominguez, who says he, too, struggled with depression, explained that he got the tattoo to remind himself of the importance of self-expression.
“Ever since he passed, more of us carry his legacy. Nobody’s going to carry it on if we don’t.”
On December 5th, Blueface and The Game’s manager stopped by Los Angeles based radio station, Power 106, to talk to Nick Cannon on his new morning talk show. Nick asked Wack about a recent statement he had made regarding Nipsey Hussle where Wack stated that Nipsey Hussle was not a legend due to music industry related statistics.
“Every fact that I’ve laid has been about music!” Wack begins. Nick interjects, noting that Wack “knows what Nip means to the community now.” Wack then doubles down on his point about it being solely based on the music and added that his thoughts may be different if Nipsey had lived longer.
“You’re missing the point. I’m not involving myself with who he was as a father or what he was to his community because I don’t know what his portfolio was,” Wack explains. “I don’t know! But what I do know, and if I don’t know it I can go check, is the stats of music. I said he had a few joints that I personally felt should have went. I named the joints! I think if he would have been around long enough—a little longer—maybe he could have got to that status. But for me, to give him that ‘legend’ word means we have to go back and we have to give LL, Dr. Dre, Cube and all these other people a different moniker.”
This whole discussion stems from a November 22nd interview that Wack did on Adam22’s No Jumper podcast. There, he stated that Nipsey didn’t die an “A-list” artist and that fans were showing “fake love” because he passed away. He did not think Nip was a legend.
“He wasn’t. What’s a legend? Define a legend,” Wack said. “If Dr. Dre, right now, died, we would say we lost a legend, right? Based on what? Numbers, right? Body of work, right? How many albums did Nipsey drop? One album, right? This not no personal shit I’m talking, right? This just real shit. The man died with a million followers, no radio hits, no platinum hits, right? No world tours, right? After he died, he went platinum, sold a bunch of records, his followers went up nine, 10 million, right? First of all, we got to define what the fuck a legend is, what the fuck a legend ain’t.”
Obie Trice has been charged with the shooting of an 18-year-old man on Friday. According to reports, the Eminem affiliated rapper allegedly shot the man in the groin and was later arrested found walking with an unregistered 9mm semi-automatic Ruger.
The Oakland Press reports that Trice was dating the victim’s mother, and after an argument, Trice threatened them with a gun. The victim attempted to disarm the 42-year-old when the weapon discharged and hit the son in the groin.
The victim reportedly was hospitalized with a broken pelvis and Obie Trice is currently being held in Oakland County Jail with more charges expected to come.
Fat Joe released what he claims to be the last album, Family Ties, which is a collaboration effort with his artist Dre.
The collection includes Bryson Tiller, Cardi B, Remy Ma, and more. But the record that has everyone buzzing is the collab between Joe, Mary J. Blige and Eminem, “Lord Above.”
Marshall Mathers dissed his rival, Nick Cannon, and it was lethal. “Word to the Terror Squad, Joe, this is all puns aside though/I know me and Mariah didn’t end on a high note,” raps the legend on the new song. “But that other dude’s whipped, that pussy got him neutered/Tried to tell him this chick’s a nut job before he got his jewels clipped/Almost got my caboose kicked, fool, quit, you not gon’ do shit/I let her chop my balls off, too ‘fore I lost to you, Nick.”
Eminem’s diss was actually a clap back at Cannon’s remarks on T.I.’s ExpediTIously podcast at the top of the year. The mogul claimed he planned a trip to Detroit to put paws on the emcee during his feud with Mariah Carey.
It’s safe to say Slim Shady caught wind of the podcast because he officially responded below:
Nick Cannon will probably respond soon, and we’ll definitely keep you updated.
Two years after several women accused Russell Simmons of sexually assaulting them, Oprah Winfrey is putting on her executive producer hat to help them tell their stories.
AppleTV+ acquired the documentary, and it would be directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering. The logline says the film follows, “a brilliant former music executive who grapples with whether to go public with her story of assault and abuse by a notable figure in the music industry. The film is a profound examination of race, gender, class and intersectionality, and the toll assaults take on their victims and society at large.”
It was announced that the documentary will debut at the Sundance Film Festival at the top of 2020. Sundance’s description was an exact replica of Apple’s logline, but the “former music executive” was revealed.
Drew Dixon will be the center point of the documentary, who accused Simmons of multiple instances of sexual misconduct in a bombshell New York Times interview. During Dixon’s executive run at Def Jam Recordings, the co-founder was her supervisor. She quit her job at the record label after Russell Simmons allegedly raped her in his apartment in 1995.
The Hip Hop mogul has repeatedly denied multiple accusations of sexual harassment and rape.
Tee Grizzley has been pretty quiet ever since his aunt was gunned down in his hometown, Detroit. He recently shed more light on the moments leading up to the tragic death of Jobina “JB” Brown on sit-down with Bigg Dawg Blast.
The “Satish” rapper explained that the shooting happened after a studio session and they went to go visit his cousin. JB opted to stay inside of the car because the house wasn’t clean to her.
“I’m begging her to come in the house,” he recalled. “… So I’m telling her to come in the house, but she like ‘No.’ JB was kind of funny acting about dirty houses and stuff like that. The house wasn’t even dirty, but to her, she’s just a real, real clean person.”
JB wasn’t with it and stayed inside of the car. So Grizzley proceeded to go to the house without her, and heard gun shots the moment someone finally came to the door.
“So I get down ’cause I’m thinking they about to come to the side and start shooting at me, and I didn’t have [weapons] on me at the time,” he said. “… So my cousin ran out with a gun or whatever and we ran out to the front to see what’s goin’ on … Once we got in the front, [I see] my driver’s gone.”
At the moment, Tee wasn’t worried about his aunt or the driver because there wasn’t any clear indication that the car was hit. But he quickly got upset because the driver left him at his cousin’s house after hearing the gun shots. “So now I’m mad now,” Tee recalled. “Like, ‘Y’all heard them shots, why would y’all leave me over here? You could’ve called me and told me…’ But my driver ended up calling me and telling me what happened.”
The driver claims someone came up to the door “trying to get at” Tee. His aunt was shot eight times, but she didn’t die immediately. She even called Tee Grizzley on her way to the hospital. “I was tryin’ to talk to her [but] I ain’t hear what she was saying. She couldn’t really form… words,” he said. “But n***as were coming for me because they opened my door.”
JB died at the hospital shortly after. He says he doesn’t know who’s responsible but “everybody was a suspect.” He revealed that he considered taking revenge but ultimately left the case in the authorities hands.
The Detroit emcee sadly revealed that his family blames him for her death. “They feel like it should’ve been me. And it should’ve been, because it was for me,” he explained.
JB has been in Tee Grizzley’s life since he was about 11 or 12 years old. He grew a tight bond with his aunt because she was the only family member who supported his rap career after his 2016 release from prison. “A lot of ’em just wouldn’t take me serious. [They were] like, ‘You better go get a job. What you tryin’ to rap for?’ and all this other stuff,” he said. “She believed in me. She was the only one … She quit her job to start managing me … She was the only one I could trust for real.”
NBA YoungBoy had the Internet in a frenzy when a snippet of an unreleased song surfaced on the web, alleging that his baby’s mother gave him herpes.
The 20-year-old decided to reveal that he does have the sexually transmitted disease last year and the Internet would not let him forget about it. You can guarantee to see a mention of the STD under any of his posts and he added fuel to the fire.
NBA claims he got the infection from Jania Jackson and it didn’t take long for her to respond. “I didn’t give NOBODY SHIT,” she insisted. “This lying shit getting OUT OF HAND and I’m sick of it.”
NBA YoungBoy didn’t publicly comment after Jania’s response but we’re hoping that this is the end of it. We also hope that this is a learning lesson for all young folks who are sexually active. Always use protection.
GQ published an oral history and final days of Nipsey Hussle including his loved ones and peers. Of course Boogie, better known as Lauren London, had to give her words and she revealed the last thing Nip gifted her days before he passed.
“A couple days before he passed, he bought me three books,” said London in the interview portion of the story. “One was a book about parenting. He loved Power vs. Force. He swore on that book and got a lot of game from it. I mean, between he and I, we damn near had a library.”
The actress also gave readers an insight of what it’s like raising their 3-year-old son alone. “I can’t talk about our last day together, and I still have to be strong for my children,” she says. I have a three-year-old that’s still asking, ‘Where is Daddy?’ He doesn’t understand the concept of death.”
Nipsey is missed everyday. His death is still one of the most shocking things to ever happen in rap history. But we’re all putting in that work to make sure “the marathon continues.”