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Tiffany Haddish Says She’s Jobless But Relieved After Lawsuit Settlement

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Actress Tiffany Haddish says she lost all her jobs after a recent lawsuit was filed against her.  Along with Aries Spears, the two comedians were accused of grooming and coercing two siblings “Jane” and “John Doe”, aged 7 and 14 at the time, to take part in sexually explicit skits on two separate occasions.

On Wednesday Haddish told reporters the lawsuit cost her everything, including all her jobs, but that she feels relieved now that the whole thing is behind her. 

 According to reports, Haddish worked out a settlement agreement, privately with the two accusers and in return, the “Jane Doe” has now dismissed the lawsuit entirely.  

READ MORE: Tiffany Haddish Reaches Settlement with Alleged Sexual Assault Victims

The Girls Trip actress said she “deeply regrets” agreeing to act in the comedy sketch six years ago alongside comedian Aries Spears. 

She’s also distancing herself from Aries Spears, and said she doesn’t affiliate with him anymore.  

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Tiffany Haddish Says She Is Jobless After Molestation Lawsuit Surfaced

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Actress Tiffany Haddish says she lost all her jobs after a recent lawsuit was filed against her.  Along with Aries Spears, the two comedians were accused of grooming and coercing two siblings “Jane” and “John Doe”, aged 7 and 14 at the time, to take part in sexually explicit skits on two separate occasions.

On Wednesday Haddish told reporters the lawsuit cost her everything, including all her jobs, but that she feels relieved now that the whole thing is behind her. 

 According to reports, Haddish worked out a settlement agreement, privately with the two accusers and in return, the “Jane Doe” has now dismissed the lawsuit entirely.  

READ MORE: Tiffany Haddish Reaches Settlement with Alleged Sexual Assault Victims

The Girls Trip actress said she “deeply regrets” agreeing to act in the comedy sketch six years ago alongside comedian Aries Spears. 

She’s also distancing herself from Aries Spears, and said she doesn’t affiliate with him anymore.  

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Snoop Dogg Apparently Got Harassed By Bloods On Set Of ‘Training Day’

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In a new interview with The Art of Dialogue, gangsta rap pioneer Spice-1 revealed that Snoop Dogg was harassed by Bloods while on the set of Antoine Fuqua’s 2001 crime thriller Training Day, starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke.

Training Day was known for showing a different side to L.A., opting to film in locations such as East L.A., Compton, Watts, and South Central, many areas of which were home to the Bloods. Snoop’s presence apparently wasn’t welcome, because he was a Crip, leading to Bloods harassing him while on set. Spice-1 apparently heard Snoop was being harassed, and came to the set to put an end to it.

“I’m out in L.A. OG Crip homie hit me and he was like, ‘Spice, they at Snoop’s trailer. It’s some Blood niggas over there throwing bottles at Snoop trailer,’” Spice recalled. “He didn’t say Blood niggas because, you know, he ain’t gonna say that, but that’s what he tell me.

“I’m like, ‘Oh!’ In so many words, he was like, ‘Go over there and try to calm them n-ggas down. They’ll listen to you.’ And I’m thinking in the back of my head like, ‘Man, them n-ggas ain’t gonna listen to me. These n-ggas don’t know me.’ But since the OG n-gga said go over there and holla at them.”

Spice added that once he got there, the Bloods stopped throwing bottles at Snoop’s trailer. He asked if they has some weed, and told them that the police were coming. Spice then said that he and the Bloods went around the corner to smoke, and the cops passed by, but left them alone.

“So I go over there. I see them and they look at me and they’re like, ‘Damn, Blood! That look like Spice-1, Blood! I’m like, ‘It is me, nigga! Y’all ain’t got no weed? What’s happening?’

“I was like, ‘Man, they saying y’all were throwing bottles at Snoop’s trailer and shit. The muthafuckas about to call the police. We need to get the fuck outta here ’cause they might be coming.’ And they was like, ‘OK, cool. Let’s bounce the fuck up outta here.’ Niggas ain’t trying to see the [police] anyway.”

He added: “So we bounced, walked around the corner and started smoking some weed, wait for the po-pos to smash through. They drove through and left. I dapped the niggas and bounced out and went to Snoop’s trailer and started chopping it up with him for a minute, smoking some weed or whatever. I don’t think he knew what I was there for.”

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[WATCH] Tee Grizzley Drops Visuals For ‘Robbery 4’

[WATCH] Tee Grizzley Drops Visuals For 'Robbery 4'

Tee Grizzley is gearing up to release his forthcoming project Chapter of The Trenches.

In preparation for the release, the Detroit native dropped “Robbery 4″earlier this week as 4th installment of the “Robbery” series.

With each installment, Grizzley continues to build suspense complemented with provocative storytelling. The video begins with a tribute to his close friend, PNB Rock, who was fatally shot on Monday in Los Angeles.

In “Robbery 4” he details an potential murder that occurs in the trilogy. While watching the news, he sees reports that the victim may have survived the attack, which can lead to a detrimental outcome. In desperate fashion, he does what needs to be done.

Check out the “Robbery 4” video below.

Tee Grizzley and his now wife, My’Eisha Agnew, recently tied the knot last weekend after gettin engaged in January.

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Lizzo’s ‘Big Grrrls’ Competition Series Wins Emmy: “Fat Like Me, Black Like Me, Beautiful Like Me”

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Lizzo can now add Emmy winner to her growing resume.  The Houston native is  halfway to EGOT status after winning the Outstanding Competition Program Emmy for her Amazon Prime Video series, Watch Out for the Big Grrrls

 While giving her acceptance speech at the Los Angeles ceremony Sunday night, Lizzo said she was “very emotional” while celebrating her on screen representation. “When I was a little girl, all I wanted was to see me in the media. Someone fat like me, Black like me, beautiful like me,”  Lizzo gushed. “If I could go back and tell little Lizzo something, I would be like, ‘You’re going to see that person, but b***h, it’s going to have to be you,” she added. 

 This was Lizzo’s first nomination and win at the Emmys. The “Tempo” artist is currently on a world tour for her album “Special,” which debuted on July 15.

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Fat Joe Tapped To Emcee The 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards

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Fat Joe is being announced as this year’s host for the “BET Hip Hop Awards.” GRAMMY nominated recording artist, actor, and entrepreneur will hit the stage at the Cobb Energy Center on September 30th.  

The annual celebration will bring together the hottest names in Hip Hop to pay homage to the year’s best in hip hop culture.

Fat Joe is Hip Hop royalty. He has represented the artform and the Bronx, the birthplace of Hip Hop, throughout his outstanding musical career. He is a treasured friend of the network and we’ve loved seeing and supporting his evolution to becoming the superstar he is today,” shared Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET. “We can’t wait to watch him take the stage with his vivacious energy, standing together with today’s hottest and beloved Hip Hop stars.”

“This will be the BIGGEST award show in history,” Fat Joe said in a statement. “It’s truly an honor to host and produce the “BET Hip Hop Awards” and I can’t thank Connie and the entire BET family enough for this opportunity. We’re going to celebrate music, culture and entertainment, honor the biggest and brightest stars in the world and make this an unforgettable night full of laughs and surprises. Always remember that yesterday’s host is not today’s host.”

The official “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 nominations, selected by a voting academy of esteemed music industry insiders, performers, and presenters are to be announced at a later date.

The award show premieres exclusively on BET on October 4th at 9 p.m.

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Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears Sued For Alleged Child Sexual Abuse

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Comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears are being sued for allegedly grooming two children.  A lawsuit filed against the two from a 22-year-old woman, Jane Doe claims they groomed the two siblings.

The filing alleges child sexual abuse when the 14-year-old girl and a seven-year-old boy, were convinced into performing sexual acts for comedy skits that were video taped.  

The John Doe in the suit also claims Spears and Haddish molested him while filming a “Funny or Die” video titled “Through a Pedophile’s Eyes.” In the sketch, Haddish allegedly played the boy’s mother and Spears portrayed a pedophile.

 Haddish’s attorney says the lawsuit is nothing more than an extortion attempt, and that the plaintiffs have been trying to assert the claims for years.  

According to the New York Post, the attorney for Spears, said the comedian “isn’t going to fall for any shakedown.”

Funny or Die said it immediately removed the video after it became aware of it. “We were not involved with the conceptualization, development, funding, or production of this video. The platform said they viewed the video “absolutely disgusting and would never produce such content,” according to TMZ.

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Nicki Minaj To Perform On VMAs, Honored with Michael Jackson Vanguard Award

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Rap megastar Nicki Minaj will receive MTV’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year’s VMAs.  It also was announced that Minaj will be performing at the awards show for the first time since 2018.  One executive noted that  Nicki has broken barriers for women in Hip Hop through her versatility and creative artistry. 

“Nicki has broken barriers for women in Hip Hop with her versatility and creative artistry,” said Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events, Paramount and Chief Content Officer, Music, Paramount+. “She has shifted the music industry and cemented her status as a global superstar with her crossover appeal, genre-defying style and continuing to be unapologetically ‘Nicki’.”

Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé, and Rihanna are the only black female artist to win a Video Vanguard Award.

READ MORE: ICYMI: Man Who Killed Nicki Minaj’s Father in Hit-and-Run Receives 1 Year Sentence

 The Video Vanguard Award hasn’t been given out since 2019. The 5x “VMAs” winner took home her first Moon Person for Best Hip Hop Video in 2011, and is nominated this year for “Best Hip Hop.” Nicki Minaj’s new single “Super Freaky Girl” is set to hit streaming platforms this Friday.

Catch the 2022 “VMAs,” airing live from Prudential Center on Sunday, August 28 at 8PM ET/PT.

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ICYMI: Jordan Peele’s “Nope” Crosses $100 Million At Domestic Box Office

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Famed director Jordan Peele’s latest offering Nope  is crossing $100 million at the domestic box office.  The UFO thriller surpassed the milestone three weeks after its release.  

All three films directed by Peele have now crossed the $100 million mark, although “Nope” has some work to do to catch his previous releases, Get Out and Us.  However, Nope hasn’t been released at the international box office, where Peele’s first two films each brought in a major bag.

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[Source Exclusive] Irv Gotti Talks “The Murder Inc Story,” Successful Tips For Entrepreneurs + More

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Business mogul and producer Irv Gotti, born Irving Domingo Lorenzo Jr. has been in a number of headlines recently revealing details of his past relationship with Ashanti, the early days of his career in the music industry, and the creation of Murder, Inc. just ahead of The Murder Inc Story five-part documentary series premiere.

The Murder Inc Story premieres on Tuesday, August 9 at 9PM ET on BET.

The five-part documentary will examine Irv Gotti’s initial success as a music executive at Def Jam and how he masterminded a new label that would forever shift and influence the music industry for generations to come. 

Murder, Inc. Records played a pivotal role in launching careers of some of the most influential voices in Hip Hop, Soul, and R&B, including Ja Rule, Ashanti, Lloyd, Charli Baltimore, Vita, Black Child, Caddillac Tah, and many more.

The documentary will not only cover the music of Murder, Inc, but also the drama surrounding the label. From feuds with Aftermath, Shady and  G-Unit Records, along with the federal charges he faced, Gotti, 52 is finally ready to reveal his authorized untold story of the rise, sudden fall, and redemption of his iconic record label..

The Source’s KimSoMajor caught up with Irv Gotti via zoom from his home in New York for a passionate and transparent discussion on the future of his company, Visionary Ideas Entertainment, learning what his purpose is, the upcoming Murder Inc. docu-series, why he would not do a reunion tour without Ashanti and much more. 

What’s the biggest reason that you wanted the Murder, Inc. documentary to come out and why now? 

The biggest reason is I felt it was a great time for me. I felt the ups and downs. The story needed to be told.  Because people have been wanting me to do a doc — Been because they just like how I run my mouth. I’m a pretty good interview piece cuz I just keep it real. Right. But I felt this cuz, I knew I was on my way back up Kim. And I’m on my way back up. Even bigger than the legendary sh*t that I’ve done. Because now I’m doing it, not only in music, but movies and films and I’m owning it, you know? 

When people say, ‘the universe is aligning,’ you know, when you hear that kind of bullsh*t —it is aligning for me. Yeah. [Laughs] That bullsh*t is, it’s kind of real for me and things just started falling into place and they’re continuing to fall into place with this doc and Tales following the doc, the one, two punch, I love Tuesday 9 and 10 PM on BET. So I just felt like it felt right. It felt right to tell my story because I have the come up part. I have the success. I have the Def Jam. Then the feds, Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff, the downfall. What should have been my downfall of 50 [Cent] bombing on me. If the feds wasn’t enough, it’s 50 bombing on me. I’m supposed to be buried and done. And then low and behold I’m coming back like a hundred times stronger.

Also, I wanted to tell my story as an inspiration and I know this is gonna sound corny, but it’s real. I wanted kids and my ni**as to see and hear my story because when I was filming it, one of the execs at BET —I almost moved to tears cuz she was like, I want my son to see this. My son has to see this. And I was like, why? “Cuz” she said, “Yo, you’re saying everything that he’s going through.” And what I was saying was until my dad got laid off, I was f**king off life.

I wasn’t applying myself. I wasn’t taking it serious. So what I said to the viewers and everyone that watches, it’s like, I take myself out of being Irv Gotti, and I basically compare myself to them and I’m like, Yo, I was just like you, I’m 22 years old. I’m playing f**king John Madden 93 for money at a barber shop. And that’s my day. I’m f**king off life. I’m not taking it serious. I had the same talent that I have now, but I wasn’t applying myself. I wasn’t going for it.

That’s what launched you into a savage?

Yeah, my dad was gonna get a pension and his job fired him and I’m at home. And I don’t know why God put me to see this, but he put me to see this. And you know, my dad is talking to my mom and he’s like, “I got no education like that.” He says, “Like, I don’t know what’s gonna happen to us or me,” and that sh*t just put a fire in me, Kim, that still burns right now. 

I’m glad that you mentioned that because I wanted to ask you what you felt your meaning and the purpose is. But just taking it back to those earlier moments, I seen a clip where you gave your dad the keys and just the emotion over it. I wanted to tear up. What was that feeling like?

I’m gonna talk about my dad. If I start crying, I start crying, but you know, my dad, —I just, love the f*ck out of him, Kim, him and Nene. ….So that moment is an immortal moment for me because it was the first time I seen my dad cry. He’s crying and he was hugging me and he was like, “My boy, my boy,” he was so f**king happy. And it wasn’t about the car. It was about, my boy is a man. He was like, my boy is a man.

It meant the world to me. He means the world to me. And I give him and Nene all of the credit and all of the props for me because I could honestly say if my dad didn’t get fired, I probably would’ve still been in that stupid ass barber shop playing Sega. And it wouldn’t no Irv Gotti.

Check out the full interview where we get into Irv’s $300M deal and his plans for his company, Visionary Ideas Entertainment and more.

Be sure to catch Tales , following the The Murder Inc Story Tuesdays at 9PM ET on BET.

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