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You Care: King Of New York* Tekashi69 Fires Entire Team, Kidnapped By His Own Homie?

Tekashi 6ix9ine live in Oslo, Norway.

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Tekashi69 continues to excel at embracing the struggle. The Brooklyn rapper has reportedly fired his entire team.

His U.S. tour is a wrap, too.

We’ll let TMZ cover the details:

The rapper took to Instagram on Thursday and said he no longer has a manager, booking agent or publicist. He’s crystal clear about this … “I fired everybody.” What’s more … Tekashi says his American tour is also done. He had shows lined up in Texas, New York and Florida, but that’s now over.

6ix9ine also fired off a warning to venues … beware of any agents booking him unless he says so himself. In true Hollywood fashion … Tekashi ends the video by pimping his album, which drops next week.

So there you have it.

Could it be that Tekashi69 made this decision after it became public knowledge that one of the guys who pistol-whipped and kidnapped him was a former team member who felt he got shorted?

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You Care: King Of New York* Tekashi69 Fires Entire Team, Kidnapped By His Own Homie?

Tekashi 6ix9ine live in Oslo, Norway.

Source: PYMCA / Getty

Tekashi69 continues to excel at embracing the struggle. The Brooklyn rapper has reportedly fired his entire team.

His U.S. tour is a wrap, too.

We’ll let TMZ cover the details:

The rapper took to Instagram on Thursday and said he no longer has a manager, booking agent or publicist. He’s crystal clear about this … “I fired everybody.” What’s more … Tekashi says his American tour is also done. He had shows lined up in Texas, New York and Florida, but that’s now over.

6ix9ine also fired off a warning to venues … beware of any agents booking him unless he says so himself. In true Hollywood fashion … Tekashi ends the video by pimping his album, which drops next week.

So there you have it.

Could it be that Tekashi69 made this decision after it became public knowledge that one of the guys who pistol-whipped and kidnapped him was a former team member who felt he got shorted?

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Anderson .Paak Drops New LP ‘Oxnard,’ Music Twitter Approves #OXNARD

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Anderson .Paak had the world waiting on pins and needles after teasing his upcoming album Oxnard to the masses by way of social media standing alongside legends. Now, the first project from .Paak after signing to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath imprint is available and the reaction Twitter has been enthusiastic thus far.

The anticipation for Oxnard was high, this after .Paak appeared in photos with the likes of Q-Tip and Dre, and a blistering first single in “Tints” featuring Kendrick Lamar. In interviews. .Paak promised to deliver what he felt will be a classic album and while it’s too soon to say if it qualifies as one, the early returns on the album prove that .Paak’s fans and peers are all in.

Along with the aforementioned Q-Tip and K-Dot, J. Cole, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Snoop Dogg all show up across the album on various tracks. Mell, Dr. Dre, 9th Wonder, On’Mas Keith and .Paak himself all provide production among other names.

Check out the Twitter reactions to Anderson .Paak’s latest drop Oxnard below.

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Anderson .Paak Drops New LP ‘Oxnard,’ Music Twitter Approves #OXNARD


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North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam

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Anderson .Paak had the world waiting on pins and needles after teasing his upcoming album Oxnard to the masses by way of social media standing alongside legends. Now, the first project from .Paak after signing to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath imprint is available and the reaction Twitter has been enthusiastic thus far.

The anticipation for Oxnard was high, this after .Paak appeared in photos with the likes of Q-Tip and Dre, and a blistering first single in “Tints” featuring Kendrick Lamar. In interviews. .Paak promised to deliver what he felt will be a classic album and while it’s too soon to say if it qualifies as one, the early returns on the album prove that .Paak’s fans and peers are all in.

Along with the aforementioned Q-Tip and K-Dot, J. Cole, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Snoop Dogg all show up across the album on various tracks. Mell, Dr. Dre, 9th Wonder, On’Mas Keith and .Paak himself all provide production among other names.

Check out the Twitter reactions to Anderson .Paak’s latest drop Oxnard below.

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Black Woman Details Attack By White Man On NYC Subway

Subway in New York City

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A Black New York subway passenger shared details of an alleged vicious attack by a white man last Friday. In her account, the 57-year-old aide says that the man called her “Black b*tch” ahead of stabbing her, the injury which later collapsed her lung.

New York Post reports:

I didn’t know I was stabbed and my lung was collapsed,” Ann Marie Washington, 57, said by phone from Kings County Hospital. When she got home and tried to lay down, “I got up and felt I wanted to vomit. [Then] I see blood on my pillow.”

The home health aide’s harrowing Friday night began around 7:30 p.m., when she got off the Q train at the Church Avenue stop on her way home from work.

“It’s still fresh in my mind. … I’m walking off the platform and saw a white guy — well-groomed — standing,” she said. “As I pass him, I feel blows on the back of me.”

Washington — who told cops that she’d heard her assailant yell, “Black bitch!” right before the attack — crumpled to the ground as the suspect hopped onto a southbound Q train departing the Flatbush station.

NYPD‘s Hate Crime Task Force is said to be looking the case.

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Man Says Wisconsin Teens Giving Nazi Salute Were Waving Bye To Parents

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A group of white students at Baraboo High School in Wisconsin found themselves the target of an investigation after many of them are seen in a photo giving what looks like a Nazi salute. The man who took the photograph claims he instructed the boys to wave goodbye to their parents in the staged photo, but one student who didn’t raise his hand said it made him uncomfortable.

Local outlet WISN reports:

“There was no nazi salute,” [Pete] Gust told WISN 12 NEWS. “The last picture that we did, I’d said to them, “OK, boys, you’re going to say goodbye to your parents, so wave.’”

Gust had posted the photo to his photography business website, Wheel Memories, after it was taken in May. He took it down Monday and posted an apology after it surfaced in social media posts and was shared widely, prompting strong criticism from individuals and from Jewish organizations.

In a CNN report, one Baraboo student pushed back at Gust’s view of things.

From CNN:

Not everyone in the photo is participating in the gesture. Jordan Blue, a student in the top right of the image whose hands are not raised, told CNN the photo was taken as students gathered at a local courthouse for professional prom photos.

“The photographer said to raise your hand, but he didn’t say a specific way, and my peers should not have raised it in the specific way that was the offensive way and hurtful way,” Blue said.

Blue said the gesture made him uncomfortable and scared.

The Baraboo School District, which does have a significant minority student body, is looking into the matter.

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Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club Sued By Patron Who Claims He Caught Fade Inside

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A patron at Jay-Z‘s 40/40 sports bar claims that he was roughed up there last March and is now taking legal action. The man states that he caught some blows during an all-out brawl at the venue, citing that security in the building was lacking.

TMZ reports:

Jose Irizarry just filed suit against Hov’s New York-based sports bar and lounge, alleging the venue’s lack of adequate security combined with insufficient crowd control led to him getting seriously f***ed up during a melee that broke out this past March. For the record … Jay isn’t named in the lawsuit.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Irizarry claims he was minding his business at 40/40 when all of a sudden a huge fight broke out between some attendants and security … and he became collateral damage.

Irizarry says he was struck in the head and body during the brawl, and endured pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses that he wants the club to cover.

The outlet adds that on the same night, boxer Jermall Charlo was involved in a fight and had some expensive items stolen.

It isn’t known what the response is from Jay-Z’s legal team regarding this developing matter.

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Drake Believes Wealth Could Go Against Him In Upcoming Trial

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Drake is currently fighting a lawsuit from the estate of a late jazz musician that he sampled for one of his hit songs. The Canadian superstar is fearful that the estate of Jimmy Smith and a connected publishing will use his wealth against him in seeking damages.

The Blast reports:

Back in 2014, Drake was sued by the estate of jazz musician Jimmy Smith and a music publishing company called Hebrew Hustle. They accused him of using a sample of Smith’s on his track, “Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2.”

Drake denied the allegations he ripped off the song and then he counter-sued the company Hebrew Hustle. He accused the company of using his face and name on their website to make it appear he worked with the company and endorsed their work.

The rapper accused the company of damaging his brand by using his face without permission and sued for unspecified damages.

The case has been dragging on for years and the trial is set to begin later this year.

Drake filed documents on Nov. 9 that certain testimony and evidence not be used during the trial. Drake also intended to bring forth expert testimony that Hebrew Hustle used his likeness on their website, which the company intends to block as well.

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Brooklyn Nets’ Caris LeVert Suffers Tough On-Court Injury, NBA Twitter Shows Support

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Rising Brooklyn Nets player Caris LeVert suffered a freak accident during a game that was so severe that he had to be wheeled off the court in a stretcher. The NBA community rallied around LeVert via Twitter in wishing him a speedy recovery.

From ESPN:

The Brooklyn Nets’ Caris LeVert was carried off the court against the Minnesota Timberwolves after significantly injuring his right leg late in the first half on Monday. The Nets announced that after he was assisted off the Target Center court, an ambulance took LeVert to a hospital for further evaluation.

“He is the heart and soul of our program,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “It’s a tough, tough blow for the Nets.”

LeVert came down hard on his right leg after colliding with Jeff Teague on an attempted chase-down block. He sat up and looked down at his leg before lying back down on the court and placing his hands on his forehead in apparent pain.

LeVert, who is a cousin of singers Gerald LeVert, Eddie LeVert, and Sean LeVert, played four years of college ball for the Michigan Timberwolves. He was drafted by the Nets in 2016, and this season, the 6-foot-7 shooting guard was averaging 18 points a game.

NBA Twitter has been rallying around LeVert and we’ve collected some of those responses below.

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Juelz Santana’s Tooth Struggle Gets GoFundMe Effort, Pearly Whites Back Like Cooked Crack Though

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The Diplomats are making a return to the scene in a big way on the back of their new video and single “Sauce Boyz” but something appeared to be missing with the crew’s youngest member. Juelz Santana‘s front teeth looked to be missing in the video in some shots and a fan launched a GoFundMe in wake of the Twitter clowning that ensued.

Never wasting time, 50 Cent was one of the first to hop on the joke bandwagon on Instagram.

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And in true Petty God fashion, Fif showed off his pearly whites in another photo.

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This went along with a number of folks online noticing that the “Human Crack In The Flesh” rapper might be what the game’s been missing but he’s clearly missing his chompers right along with it. The clowning online was relentless and because we’re kind souls, we’re going to link to the GoFundMe page although Juelz Santana’s fronts seem to be back in order based on the photo below.

Hit the gallery below for some of the online chatter.

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