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Fofty Files: Rotimi Pays 50 Cent $100K Of Reported $300K Loan [Video]

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The legend of 50 “Fofty” Cent continues to grow to staggering heights, this after the rapper and mogul accused his Power co-star Rotimi of owing him $300,000. After initially saying he didn’t owe Fif bread, the R&B singer and actor coughed up $100,000 to settle the debt.


TMZ
exclusively reports:

Rotimi hopped on “TMZ Live” Thursday to explain what triggered 50 Cent to put him on blast for owing Fiddy a cool $300k. ICYMI … 50 called out Rotimi after the singer bragged that his album, “Walk With Me,” shot up to the top of the R&B Albums chart on iTunes.

Rotimi initially denied he owed 50 a cent but the rapper shot back with a video captioned, “My man you owe me a[n] outstanding $300,000 now WALK WITH ME to the bank.” This apparently hit too close to home for Snoop Dogg, who offered to pay Rotimi’s debt if it meant 50 wouldn’t kill off Rotimi’s character on “Power.” Snoop clearly loves him some “Power.”

Check out Rotimi’s TMZ Live chat below.

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NBA Commish Adam Silver Spoke With Drake About His Sideline Antics

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Drake has amassed the reputation of being something of a ham on the sidelines of Toronto Raptors games to the point it caused a bit of controversy in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. With his squad ready to take on the defending champions Golden State Warriors, NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he’s spoken with Drizzy.

NBA.com reports:

“We appreciate how big a fan he is, and I know the Raptors do,” Silver said in an interview with Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. “He has the official designation ‘ambassador’ … and he’s a global star, so it’s a huge deal that he’s so engaged with the team and loves the NBA so much.

“Obviously, there’s some lines that even ambassadors shouldn’t cross.”

Silver states that line includes mid-game shoulder massages to coaches, a move Drake did to Raptors coach Nick Nurse on the sidelines during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

“I think Drake understands as excited as he is and as appreciative we are of his support that there’s got to be lines drawn. Obviously, you don’t want to end up touching a coach because a coach may not realize what’s going on in the middle of the action.”

Check out the interview from Yahoo! Sports below.

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Regina Hall Tapped To Host 2019 BET Awards

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Regina Hall has emerged from her scene-stealing turn from the Scary Movie franchise to more recent fare like Girls Trip, Little, and the upcoming Shaft film. The veteran actress has also been tapped to host this year’s BET Awards, which will take place in Los Angeles next month.

Hall, who is also one of the stars of Showtimes’s Black Monday, will take the stages at the Microsoft Theater, where Cardi B leads the pack with a whopping seven nominations. Hall is also up for a Best Actress award herself in what looks to be a packed night for several stars in the world of Black entertainment.

Hall will be appearing opposite of Samuel L. Jackson on June 14 which also features the original John Shaft, Richard Roundtree.

The 2019 BET Awards will air live on Sunday, June 23 at 8/7 C.

 

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R. Kelly’s Accusers Share Testimonies To Federal Grand Jury, Say Singer Flew Them In For Sex

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R. Kelly may soon have to answer for his alleged involvement with several underage girls after they all took the stand and testified in front of a federal grand jury. According to the women, Kelly arranged to have the young women transported across state lines.


TMZ
reports:

Sources directly connected to the case tell TMZ … numerous witnesses testified before the grand jury Wednesday, claiming Kelly’s team secured travel at the singer’s direction to move them across state lines for sexual purposes while they were underage.

And, we’re told, the grand jury is also hearing testimony that could lead to obstruction of justice indictments. One of the alleged victims testified Kelly’s team paid off witnesses to NOT testify in the 2008 trial … where Kelly was acquitted of child pornography charges.

One of the families supposedly paid off by Kelly was the family of the alleged victim in the 2008 trial … his goddaughter. Prosecutors claimed the girl in a sex tape that was submitted into evidence was the goddaughter, but apparently, the jury wasn’t convinced … in no small part because she didn’t testify.

The outlet adds that the alleged victim connected to the 2008 case, who didn’t testify, was flown away on vacation in order to not appear in court, allegedly.

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Wack 100 Caught Some Fists From Mike Tyson, Legendary Boxer Confirms Fade

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Mike Tyson made a living putting the mitts on folks’ jaws for several years and there is a reason to believe that he can still do that the age of 52. Apparently, Wack 100 knows a little about Iron Mike’s hands after the pair reportedly got into a fight during the taping of the legendary boxer’s HotBoxin podcast.

On May 27, Wack, a well-known artist manager from the West Coast, was at the Tyson Ranch in California City, Ca. Wack posted an image of him and Tyson prior to the chat and wrote in the Instagram post that the conversation went left when the pair began discussing 2Pac.

“Had a blast sh*t got warm in the room when Mike wanted to address the #2Pac conversations. This picture was taken before hand. This interview got a little crazy and hostile Smh going to be some conversation when this hits the @hotboxinpodcast,” Wack 100 wrote.

Tyson confirmed the knuckle delivery, adding in his own Instagram post that featured a photo of him and the late Tupac Shakur that had a caption that fans of the fighter will certainly remember.

“Everybody has a plan ‘til they get punched in the mouth,” Tyson wrote, directly addressing Wack.

Adding to all the drama, Wack posted an image of some painkillers he needed after catching the speed knots to the dome.

Hopefully, this was just a dispute gone wrong between two men and not some weird clout chasing moment. See below.

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‘The Chi’ Showrunner Says Lena Waithe, Entire Set Knew About Jason Mitchell’s Misconduct

For Your Consideration For Showtime's "The Chi"

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Jason Mitchell and his spectacular tumble from stardom to infamy has been documented heavily, but a new wrinkle in the story suggests more was known than previously thought. A showrunner for hit series The Chi says that Lena Waithe and the entire set of the show knew about Mitchell’s behavior prior to his firing.


THR
reports:

While Mitchell’s termination from Desperados was the impetus for all that followed, sources claim his conduct had been a problem for at least two actresses on The Chi. More than one person on the show — including Tiffany Boone, who played Mitchell’s character’s girlfriend, Jerrika, and second-season showrunner Ayanna Floyd — filed a complaint. Despite HR training, these sources say, the alleged conduct persisted and Boone asked to be released from the series. But Mitchell was to remain for a planned season three, sources say, despite Waithe’s activism on the subject of on-set safety. “I’ve been very involved in Time’s Up and that movement, and for season two, we’re making sure that women feel safe,” Waithe told The Hollywood Reporter in June 2018. “[I]f you want to play that game and be disrespectful or misbehave on set with an actress or anyone, I’ll happily call Showtime and say, ‘This person has to go,’ and you will get shot up and it’ll be a wonderful finale.”

So why didn’t Mitchell’s character go down in a volley of onscreen bullets? While Waithe has not been the showrunner handling day-to-day duties, she has credits as creator, producer and sometime writer. A source close to Waithe says she was made aware of Mitchell’s alleged harassment only after the first season wrapped. The Chi’s season one showrunner, Elwood Reid, declined to comment, but a source close to him says he was unaware of conduct issues. (Boone did not make a complaint until after work had wrapped.) Concern for on-set conduct, the source continues, was among the reasons Waithe pushed for a woman of color (Floyd) as showrunner for the second season. Still, this person initially stated that Waithe did not know the alleged conduct had continued.

Both Floyd and Boone are no longer working with The Chi for its upcoming third season.

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Grindstone Universal Unveils Fresh Summer ’19 Shirt Collection [Photos]

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Grindstone Universal has been a fixture in the streetwear and casual wear fashion scene for years, and the DC-based operation has expanded the brand to global heights. A new shirt collection just dropped, featuring designs inspired by Cuba and its film culture, along with one piece with the likeness of Jean-Michel Basquiat as well.

The fresh new collection, titled “The Cuban Reflections,” is inspired by images taken by Grindstone’s lead designer after a recent trip to the island nation. The images have been artfully altered and spliced with Cuban movie posters, all with standout flair as the brand has long been known for.

Beyond “The Cuban Reflections” pieces, another shirt, “Fight For It,” is emblazoned with the late Basquiat on the front. The artwork for this piece was rendered by 19-year old Jada Smith, a DC-based hyper-realism portrait visual artist.

For more information on other new arrivals from Grindstone Universal, click here.

To follow Jada Smith’s work, click here.

Below is a gallery of “The Cuban Reflections” collection and the “Fight For It” shirt. Model: @King.Kyras (IG)

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Logic Signs Publishing Deal With Universal

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Logic continues to make a way for himself while not overexposing himself. He has just signed a lucrative contract to further monopolize his bars.

AllHipHop is reporting that the Maryland native has inked a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group. While the terms of the agreement remain undisclosed, the partnership allows UMPG to temporarily manage his performing acts rights and mechanical rights with the intention to license his work to third parties.

Bobby detailed his excitement in a formal press release. “I’m truly excited to begin my new creative partnership with UMPG. My conversations with Jody Gerson, David Gray, and those who I have met thus far have been inspiring and I know they will be a fantastic help to bringing my creative visions to life.”

Executives at Universal Publishing are enthused to be working with the “Keanu Reeves” rapper.

Logic is a supremely creative artist and songwriter with a tremendous work ethic. From his earliest days creating mixtapes, he’s grown into a superstar who has conquered writing, rapping, singing, producing and beyond,” explained David Gray, UMPG Executive Vice President. “Logic is at the top of his game and only going up. The UMPG team looks forward to delivering outstanding opportunities in support of his incredible music.”

The announcement comes off the heels of his newest release Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind which debuted number one on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

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Authorities Say Document Saying 50 Cent Snitched Were Fabricated

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Once again the decade-old allegations of 50 Cent being Hip-Hop’s Big Head Rico (Belly reference) have been shot down. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that the document circulating the internet which names 50 Cent as the dime dropper behind Jimmy Henchman’s arrest is indeed a fake.

The document in question named Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson as the Sprint man who pointed feds in the direction of his old nemesis, Jimmy Henchman for the 2009 murder of 50’s homie, Lodi Jackson.

Having already fended off rumors that he had sic’d the feds on Irv Gotti and Murder Inc at the beginning of his multi-platinum career on Shady/Aftermath Records, the new allegation seemed more believable than not to his most staunch haters. But in a twist straight out of a Martin Scorsese movie, Fif took to social media to show paperwork which insinuated that OG Jimmy Henchman was actually a “Frank Castello” type street snitch himself!

But regardless of what 50 might’ve turned up, his reputation of running to po-9 to take down his enemies is well documented in Hip-Hop via rumors and records by rival rappers, but by the looks of things, it seems like this most recent one was a complete farce.

In the doc, it says 50 called in anonymously at first to say the cops should be looking into Jimmy as a possible suspect for Lodi’s murder … and allegedly went on to tell cops that he was afraid for his own life in the aftermath. The doc says 50 told cops he’d cooperate with the investigation

Thing is … we’ve been told the document is a complete fake. Law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of Lodi and Jimmy’s case tell us … the alleged report was never taken, and 50 was never recorded as having talked to officers working on the matter at the time.

This probably still won’t be enough to convince his biggest skeptics that he’s never cooperated with feds to take down his enemies but if we’ve learned anything over the past few decades it’s that nothing can keep 50 from laughing and trolling his rivals all the way to the bank.

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Tyler, The Creator’s ‘IGOR’ Lands At No. 1 On The Billboard Chart

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Congratulations are in order for Tyler, the Creator as he’s finally landed at the top of the Billboard mountain with his latest project IGOR, beating out DJ Khaled’s latest effort in Father of Asahd for the chart-topping honors.

The New York Times is reporting that the Odd Future alumni’s fifth studio album moved the equivalent of 165,000 units with 74,000 albums sold and 122.9 million streams, while Khaled’s album had 123.3 million streams. Album sales in 2019 are complicated, b.

The deciding factor was how many copies each title was credited with selling in the form of a full album. “Igor” sold 74,000, while “Father of Asahd” had just 34,000. Altogether, combining streams and copies sold, “Igor” had 165,000 “equivalent” album sales for the week, while “Father” had 136,000.

Tyler took to Twitter to express his joy and gratitude to everyone who helped him achieve the feat with a few simple words.

Congratulations, sir.

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