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B-B-Damn: Ronnie Devoe Owes The IRS $366K

50th Birthday Celebration for Ronnie DeVoe

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Ronnie Devoe will be making all his New Edition and BBD appearances. We say this with confidence because the R&B crooner owes the IRS a cool $366,000.

Ronnie and his wife Shamari DeVoe confirmed Radar Online’s previous report about the couples sizeable tax bill.

Reports Radar Online:

The new Real Housewives of Atlanta. stars told The Dominick Nati Show www.DomenickNati.com that they were guilty of not paying their tax bill from 2013.

“There’s some truth to everything in life. We’ve all had some tax challenges at some point, or doctored up some documents to be able to get some type of tax return,” Ronnie, a member of New Edition, said on the radio show.

The newest Bravolebrities to not pay the tax man owe $355,786.38 [sic], according to a document obtained by Radar from the Federal Tax Lien Department of the Treasury – Internal Revenue Service Notice.

Rest assured that DeVoe added, “The IRS knows me, I know them. Payments are being made.”

It’s worth noting that if the DeVoe’s owe over $360K in taxes, that means they brought in a chunky amount of money.

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Source: HipHopWired.com

Soulja Boy, Wacka Flocka, Jessica Dime & More Seek Relationship Help In ‘Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition’ Super Trailer

Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition key art

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Even celebrities need help in making their relationships and marriages work. Popular WE tv reality show Marriage Boot Camp pulled the lid off its upcoming Hip Hop edition and its filled with all kinds of struggle.

Set your DVR’s accordingly folks you don’t want to miss this when it premieres Thursday, January 10 at 10:00pm ET/PT.

Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition is the next installment of the famed reality series and Dr.Ish and Dr.V clearly have their work cut out for them this go around. The cast of includes questionable electronics salesman and accidental racist Soulja Boy and Nia Riley, Waka Flocka and his wife Tammy Rivera, Lil’Mo and her boxing husband Karl Dargan, Jessica Dime and her fiance Shawne Williams, Lil Fizz and Tiffany Campbell both from Love & Hip Hop Hollywood.

In the super trailer for the upcoming season, Soulja Boy wants to marry Riley, but she thinks he needs to grow up,. Waka and Tammy’s marriage is severely strained due to his infidelity. Lil Mo is tired of dealing with her broke husband’s cheating rumors, Jessica Dime has been waiting two years for Shawne to set a date and is growing impatient and Fizz and Campbell are trying to get that spark back they once had.

The relationship struggle looks immaculate, and we would be lying if we didn’t say we are curious to see how these couples handle Marriage Boot Camp. You can see what’s coming in the new season of the reality show below.

Photo: WE tv

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Source: HipHopWired.com

‘Power’ Crew Member Hit By SUV Dies, Show Shuts Down Production

Starz 'Power' Premiere - After Party

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A production assistant for the hit cable series Power was struck by a vehicle in the early morning hours Monday (Dec. 10) and has died. Pedro Jimenez, who has been a parking assistant with the show since 2014, was 63.

Deadline reports:

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our Power family,” a Starz spokesperson told Deadline of the death of the 63-year old Parking PA. “Our thoughts are with Mr. Jimenez’ family as we work to fully understand what has happened.”

Jimenez has been with the series since its first day of production. Power debuted in 2014.

NYPD officials say they are investigating the incident and have spoken to the driver of the 2006 Ford Explorer that hit Jimenez. The driver was also a member of the Power crew, I’ve learned.

In the midst of the filming for the upcoming season of the drama series created by Courtney Kemp and executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Power has temporally shut down production. The move is out of respect for the family of Jimenez, which was informed of his death almost immediately after he was pronounced dead by medical authorities at Brooklyn Hospital this morning.

None of the Power actors were on set during the accident. The outlet adds that production was halted to give crew members and the cast time to grieve the loss.

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Source: HipHopWired.com

Nicki Minaj Vacations with New Man

Nicki Minaj is making it Instagram official.

The “Good Form” rapper shared photos of herself boo’d up with her new man, Kenneth Petty. The couple was seen vacationing at a beachside resort where she celebrated her 36th birthday over the weekend.

In the pics, Nicki is seen wrapping her arms and leg around Petty. “Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happens?… it’s no secret… that the both of us… are running out of,” she captioned the photo, quoting Adele’s “Hello.”

Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happens?… it’s no secret that the both of us… are running out of time…♥

616.8k Likes, 22.7k Comments – Barbie® (@nickiminaj) on Instagram: “Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happens?… it’s no secret that the both…”

The couple first sparked relationship rumors last month when Nicki posted a photo of them together on Instagram.

You know da phkn vybez 〽 #QGTM

949.8k Likes, 13.2k Comments – Barbie® (@nickiminaj) on Instagram: “You know da phkn vybez 〽 #QGTM”

Some of Nicki’s social media followers have been outspoken about her new boo, who has a criminal past. According to TMZ, Petty is a registered sex offender. The 40-year-old was convicted of manslaughter and attempted rape in April 1995. He served nearly four years in New York state prison for the crime.

Despite the controversy, Minaj seems happy in her new relationship. During her vacay, the Queen looked like she was having a blast, riding a jet ski and laughing with friends. She also shared a video of herself being serenaded with “Happy Birthday.”

Yesterday was super duper sleezy

1m Likes, 17.9k Comments – Barbie® (@nickiminaj) on Instagram: “Yesterday was super duper sleezy “


Source: Rap-Up.com

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Investigation Into ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Screening Threat Leads Police To Chicago

R Kelly In Concert - Detroit, MI

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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.

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Source: HipHopWired.com

50 Cent’s ‘Power’ Production Crew Member Killed On Set, Production Shut Down

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.”

The post 50 Cent’s ‘Power’ Production Crew Member Killed On Set, Production Shut Down appeared first on The Source.

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Today In Hip Hop History: Mobb Deep Dropped Their ‘Infamy’ LP 17 Years Ago

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!

The post Today In Hip Hop History: Mobb Deep Dropped Their ‘Infamy’ LP 17 Years Ago appeared first on The Source.

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Nicki Minaj Seemingly Confirms She’s Dating Convicted Rapist, Twitter Blasts Her To Bits

2018 MTV Europe Music Awards

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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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Source: HipHopWired.com

Twin Beef: Lil Mama Threatens To Bless Bow Wow With The Fade [Video]

Source: Floyd Mayweather vs Andre Berto Pre Fight Party held at MGM Grand Studio 1 at MGM Grand Garden Arena – Arrivals Featuring: Shad Moss, Bow Wow Where: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States When: 12 Sep 2015 Credit: DJDM/WENN.com

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 Vibe reports 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!

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As expected Bow Wow has bypassed trying to see the error of his ways and did what he does best. Trolling.

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Most recently Bow was in engaged in an IG war with his former love interest Erica Mena.

Photo: Fayes Vision / WENN.com

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Source: HipHopWired.com

Jacquees Declares Himself the ‘King of R&B,’ Sparks Debate

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.”

His comment sparked backlash from social media and from his peers including Trey Songz and Ty Dolla $ign, who both posted the crying laughing emoji.

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 bestowed R. 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!”

Tank on R. Kelly

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.


Source: Rap-Up.com

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