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Comedic duo Desus and Mero are no longer on Viceland, but they've just secured a history making deal with Showtime. Get those deets, plus.... inside...
After two seasons of bringing us their comedy rundown on trending topics on Viceland's late night show “Desus and Mero,” our fave comedic duo - who got extra points for that DJ Envy "beef" - have shut down shop. Well, on one network.
Desus Nice and The Kid Mero will now bring their hilarity (and their rainbow) to another late night show that will air on Showtime. According to Deadline, the duo will front the network's first ever late night show after closing a deal. The half-hour program is slated to premiere in 2019 and they'll touch on pop culture, sports, music, politics and more.
Apparently, Viceland couldn't compete. It's reported the network tried to keep them onboard, but Showtime's deal was one they couldn't pass up. In other words, COINAGE.
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT MY PALS!! FIRST OFF THANKS TO VICELAND FOR GIVING US THE LATITUDE AND CREATIVE FREEDOM TO HAVE OD FUN WHILE CREATING A SPECIAL SHOW THAT IS AND WILL BE ONE OF A KIND. EXTRA HYPE FOR THE NEW DOORS OPENING AT SHOWTIME JUHUURDD
— THE KID MERO (@THEKIDMERO) June 18, 2018
Viceland will air the finale of "Desus and Maro" on June 28th.
If you've never watched their show, it analyzes the pop culture stories of the day in a way that only two dudes from the Bronx can. And we LIVE.
“We’re honored and excited to be joining the Showtime family,” Desus said. “The brand is stronger than ever and we look forward to continuing to make amazing authentic television that will make your wiggington explode.”
“I’m excited to be joining a network with such a strong foundation and track record of producing fuegooooo and to break new ground with a late-night comedy show!,” Mero shared.
Desus and Mero will also serve as executive producers. And they're keeping their Bodega Boys podcast too. Nice!
2019 is SET.
In other news...
OUT & PROUD. So happy to say the words Yep, I’m Gay in official print. Interviewed for @wonderland by someone I stan infinitely – the fiercest garbagio pop queen @kingprincess69. Thank you to KP for providing me with such a safe space to come out. We talk about gay sobbing, first encounters with lesbian masturbation, queer icons, Toni Morrison, disillusionment as a critical step, the art I’ve been working on, and the films that I have coming out this year. Full interview on newsstands now and available online Monday.
It's Pride Month and one YBF celeb is celebrating to the fullest.
Amandla Stenberg just came out as a member of the LGBTQ community. The 19-year-old decided to declare her sexual preference in a new interview for Wonderland magazine. In the piece, she talked about growing up queer, who she was crushing on, and the lack of black queer women representation.
“I was so overcome with this profound sense of relief when I realized that I’m gay – not bi, not pan, but gay – with a romantic love for women,” she said. “All of the things that felt so internally contrary to my truest self were rectified as I unravelled a long web of denial and self deprivation.”
“I was flooded with a sense of calm and peace because everything that I struggled with or felt discomfort around finally made sense to me,” Amandla said. “And once those floodgates opened and years of pent up pain and shame were released, I found the freedom to live my best life waiting for me just underneath.”
On Instagram, she shared the news as well, writing, "OUT & PROUD. So happy to say the words Yep, I’m Gay in official print. Interviewed for @wonderland by someone I stan infinitely – the fiercest garbagio pop queen @kingprincess69. Thank you to KP for providing me with such a safe space to come out. We talk about gay sobbing, first encounters with lesbian masturbation, queer icons, Toni Morrison, disillusionment as a critical step, the art I’ve been working on, and the films that I have coming out this year. Full interview on newsstands now and available online Monday."
Good for her living in her truth.
In breaking news, rapper XXXTentacion has reportedly been shot in the Miami area. Details inside...
UPDATE (5:51P ET): Dispatch audio says there were multiple gunshots and three possible getaway cars in what looks like a drive by shooting. Broward Co. Sheriff's Dept. says XXXTentacion has been pronounced dead after being rushed to a hospital.
#BreakingNews The adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead.
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) June 18, 2018
Our condolences to the rapper's friends and family at this time.
Reports are coming in saying rapper XXXTentacion has been shot in Miami.
According to TMZ, the 20-year-old, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was reportedly shopping for motorcycles in South Florida and things took an unfortunate turn while he was leaving. When he left the motorcycle dealer, it's reported a gunman pulled up on him while he was in his vehicle and shot him.
#BreakingNews#BSO is currently working an incident regarding a shooting at 3671 N. Dixie Hwy., Deerfield Beach. PIO headed to scene. Dispatchers received a call of a shooting at 3:57 p.m. An adult male victim was transported to an area hospital.
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) June 18, 2018
No word on his condition, although unconfirmed sources are reporting the news is not great.
He's been in a drama leading up to today. Back in November 2017, he got into a scuffle with folks from the Migos' entourage. They ended up hashing it out afterwards once footage was leaked online.
He's also had some run ins with the law. He's currently awaiting trial for a domestic violence case brought against him by his then-pregnant girlfriend. He was charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic assault by strangulation, false imprisonment and witness-tampering.
The Florida native ended up getting arrested in December 2017 for violating his bond conditions stemming from his 2016 domestic violence case and then he was hit with MORE charges. According to reports, he was hit with seven new felony charges on top of the ones he already had. He was ordered to do house arrest, but a judge eventually released him to let him tour.
Definitely sad and senseless news. Prayers up that he pulls through.
We've got some Beyonce and Jay Z updates for you. Details about the "ApeSh*t" track, more of Bey's "ApeSh*t" fashions and flicks of her and Hov dining in London inside...
Beyonce and Jay Z's "ApeSh*t" track (that literally had us all going bananas when the track and visuals dropped) had other famous rappers rocking the track before it became the 1st single off of the Carters' surprise Everything Is Love album.
Apparently, Migos recorded the demo before it made it's way to the Carter collection and filled the halls of the Louvre in Paris.
The group's version of the track popped up online which gives us a listen to how the track was originally made. Up and coming rappers, writers or even famous folks often record demos to show an example of how the finished track will sound. Then it's shopped to others or kept for themselves.
The beat seems to be the same and so do the rap flows. The hook and pre-hook are almost the same. Bey changed up "this is what we made for" to "I can't believe we made it."
However, the Carters added their own bars in between and Pharrell Williams added in his producing touch. Migos rappers Quavo and Offset received co-writing credits (not sure why Takeoff was left off).
Take a listen here.
Speaking of "ApeSh*t"....
We've got new designer details about Bey's epic costumes in the "ApeSh*t" video. In one scene, Bey is standing next her husband in front of the Great Sphinx of Tanis rocking some pretty cool threads. She wore a custom MCM monogram bodysuit, jacket and cap designed by celebrity stylist/Diddy's ex-Misa Hylton. Whet?! That's BIG. Come thru black designers!
Queen Bey paired the look with a pair of Y / PROJECT Black Spiral 110 Patent Leather. FIRE!
One fan broke down how Bey and Jay's new video is basically her whole art degree:
Y’all this #Apeshit video has me losing my shit. This moment right here is the fulfillment of my art history degree. Beyoncé’s vision and talent is unmatched. Stay tuned for some thoughts. #Beyoncé#EverythingIsLovepic.twitter.com/IMrVlyl6wf
— Queen Curly Fry (@itsmeheidi_h) June 17, 2018
1) The visual and lyrical message of #Apeshit is that Beyoncé and Jay-Z have MADE IT. They own the motherfucking Louvre which has been and still is a white-centric space with a history deeply rooted in colonialism. Thus, centering black bodies in this space is radical. pic.twitter.com/lLafST2Urd
— Queen Curly Fry (@itsmeheidi_h) June 17, 2018
2) The first shot of the duo is in front of the Mona Lisa, the most recognizable portrait in the museum. People from around then world flock to the Mona Lisa to take their picture with her (i.e. next image). Beyoncé (and Jay-Z I guess) is visually asserting herself as Mona Lisa. pic.twitter.com/smpysAEDyy
— Queen Curly Fry (@itsmeheidi_h) June 17, 2018
3) This is the easy bit. The full complexity of Beyoncé’s vision in addition to her obvious familiarity with the history of art and her place within it becomes clear as the video progresses. pic.twitter.com/Ve13rAy5xC
— Queen Curly Fry (@itsmeheidi_h) June 17, 2018
4) Winged Victory (Nike) of Samothrace, an Ancient Greek statue of the goddess of Victory. Beyoncé’s costuming mimics the folds of the statues drapery and positions her as Victory. She is clothed in white, imitating the statue’s current bleached state. pic.twitter.com/7tvexxCBbf
— Queen Curly Fry (@itsmeheidi_h) June 17, 2018
And that's just SOME of it. Read her full rundown here.
After shutting down the stage on their On The Run II Tour stop in London on Saturday:
Bey and Jay were seen leaving Harry's Bar - a luxurious private members' club for the rich & famous that serves North Italian cuisine - around 4AM. They tried to leave out the back door and hide behind security guards to keep from being photographed as they made their way to their waiting vehicle, but we know how that goes. Photogs report Jaden Smith was also seen leaving Harry's Bar shortly after the Carters. The Smiths were across the pond celebrating Fathers Day with Will.
We've got a rapper round up! Tekashi 6ix9ine is being investigated by police over the Chief Keef shooting, Rich The Kid says his girlfriend Tori Brixx did not set him up, and Drake's mother Sandi Graham reacts to her son's rap beef with Pusha T. Everything inside...
It's A LOT going on in the rap world right now.
The NYPD has launched an investigation against rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine to see if he had anything to do with rapper Chief Keef being shot at.
Earlier this month, Chief Keef was shot at outside of the W Hotel in Times Square. Luckily, the shooter(s) missed and the Chicago native was unharmed. Tekashi was in L.A. at the time of the shooting, but police want to investigate to see if he had anything to do with it, like was he the one who ordered the alleged hit.
According to TMZ, the police have 2 suspects that they caught on surveillance video stalking Keef before the shooting:
We're told NYPD has 2 suspects based on surveillance video, and know they stalked Keef the night of the shooting -- first showing up at China Chalet restaurant where Keef was hanging downtown ... then jumping into a dark-colored Ford Econovan.
After driving to midtown, we're told the suspects parked the van around the block from the W and walked to the hotel to wait for Keef. When the rapper walked outside with a friend to smoke a cig, the suspects pounced. Keef and his friend heard shots and saw a muzzle flash.
The alleged shooters fled in a van that was eventually found in Brooklyn. No one was hit during the shooting. Thankfully.
Following the death of rapper XXXTentacion, Tekashi is now reevaluating his life choices. He has been out here wilding, but now he's considering calming down some.
He hopped on Instagram after XXX was killed and here's what he had to say:
He also shared a screenshot of DMs XXX sent him with his last message being sent just two days before he was shot and killed:
In other rap news...
A few days ago, rapper Rich The Kid was visiting his girlfriend Tori Brixx at her house when several masked men, some brandishing guns, reportedly rushed into her home demanded all their jewelry and money! The rapper was attacked in the process while trying to fight them off and was eventually hospitalized. He has since been released.
Rumors started circulating that his girlfriend set him up and she quickly hopped on social media to defend herself. Rapper The Gamewas quite vocal about her alleged involvement. However, Rich doesn't feel the same. He hopped on Instagram Live to let everyone know Tori had nothing to do with the robbery and she did NOT set him up.
Peep the clip above.
These rappers have to be more careful out in these streets.
Speaking of rap beefs....
Drake's mom Sandi Graham is NOT here for rap beefs! TMZ photogs spotted Mama Drizzy leaving Delilah in WeHo where they asked her how she felt about her son's feud on wax with rapper Pusha T and rap beefs in general. In so many words, she called it child's play. Peep the clip above.
By the way, Drake's SCORPION album drops June 29th.
1. The brother of NBA star Zach Randolph was fatally shot at Hop's Blues Room in Marion early Sunday. Investigators have determined that a fire was also set at the Indiana bar where the shooting occurred a day later. STORY
Photo: Tekashi's IG
It wouldn't be Father's Day if SOMEONE wasn't shading their father or baby daddy on these Internet streets. See 50 Cent's son Maquise Jackson follow in his dad's footsteps with the social media trolling, Blac Chyna blasting her baby's fathers Tyga& Rob Kardashian, and Emily B --- inside....
Like father, like son.
We see 50 Cent's son Marquise Jackson can get just as petty as his dad.
On Father's Day while most of us were posting celebratory messages to our dads and men in our lives, Marquise was busy throwing shade at his pops. And we almost can't blame him based on his strained relationship with his father. Since their falling out, Fif has been nothing but petty when it comes to addressing anything involving his oldest son. Now, his son is hopping on the petty train.
Marquise, who is an aspiring rapper, posted up a picture of himself smiling with his arm around an empty chair inside Benihana restaurant with the caption, "Father’s Day Lunch lol" Oop!
Oh, but then it gets worse...
Marquise's mother Shaniqua Tompkins hopped in his comments section with some petty as well. She tagged 50's 5-year-old son Sire Jackson's IG page and wrote, "maybe if your mother was smart she would've swallowed." She must not realize that's not sire's correct IG.
Either way, Sire's mom is busy snapping pics for the 'Gram in Paris and has yet to respond.
But you KNOW Fif is going to respond. The "Power" star/creator hopped on social media and here's what he had to say about it:
Speaking of Father's Day shade...
Blac Chyna was busy firing shots on Father's Day. And not at her own father. BOTH fathers to her child, King Cairo and Dream Kardashian.
The LASH Boutique owner hopped on Instagram Stories on Father's Day to bash Tyga (father of 5-year-old King) and Rob Kardashian (father of 19-month-old Dream) for allegedly not paying child support.
She wrote, "wow Tyga and Rob......no child support BOSS BITCH ALL 201......"
Last we heard, Rob was ordered by a judge to pay Chyna $20,000/month in child support for Dream. Months later, Rob reportedly filed paperwork to have his child support payments reduced since Chyna supposedly makes more money than him.
As for Tyga, it's unclear what his child support arrangement is. This isn't the first time Chyna has blasted Tyga over child support on social media. She did the same thing last year, revealing the rapper hasn't paid a dime in child supportsince King has been born. An insider told HollywoodLife that Tyga and Chyna have an agreement that they will pay for their own stuff since they share custody.
“From day one Tyga has never had to pay Chyna,” the source told the site. “They had an agreement, each of them would share custody and pay for their own stuff, their own childcare, nannies, food, and expenses for King.”
On Father's Day Emily B had a message for all the "haters"....
She's over people flooding her comments on Instagram with hate towards her kids' father Fabolous, so she's blocking anyone who comes at her sideways. And we all know why. It was reported he knocked her front teeth out during an argument and he was arrested on domestic violence charges. Then, a video leaked online that showed Fab arguing with Emily's father and brother.
On Father's Day, she shared a series of photos wishing Fab and her father a Happy Father's Day. She posted a picture of Fab, her dad, her brother and her son Johan Jackson to celebrate:
This looks like an old photo...during happier times. Everyone has a coat on in the picture, which means it was likely cold outside when the flick was taken. Also, we're not sure of the current status of Fab's relationship with her family members, but they're likely still pissed about everything that went down and aren't running for a chance to snap a picture with Fab.
Peep the rest of her posts below:
Photos: Marquise's IG/Chyna's IG
Dave East and Mya were cuddled up at his 30th birthday party and now dating rumors are swirling. See their closer than closer interaction, plus details about Lauryn Hill's star-studded world tour inside...
Dave East had one hell of a 30th birthday celebration.
The Harlem rapper hosted a birthday bash at D.C.'s Bliss nightclub where he invited Mya onstage for a performance. And when they got on stage together they were closer than close.
As Mya sung her throwback hit "Moving On," Dave wrapped his arm around her neck and was real touchy feely as the 38-year-old singer entertained the crowd. He def appeared to be enjoying every minute of it.
"Thank You Gorgeous," he captioned on Instagram.
She looked damn good. That raw vegan diet life must be the move.
Peep the steamy clip below:
Mmhmm...we'll be keeping an eye on these two.
In other music news...
If you haven't heard, Lauryn Hill will be taking her talents all across the world for her highly-anticipated "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" World Tour to celebrate her debut album's 20th anniversary. Produced by Live Nation, and kicking off July 5th in VA Beach, the outing will feature varied support on each date. And it's star-studded AF.
Several artists will join L-Boogie on specified dates for the North American leg, including Nas, comedian Dave Chappelle, SZA, A$AP Rocky, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Dave East, Santigold, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Jo Mersa Marley, Talib Kweli, Bambaata Marley, Shabazz Palaces, Patoranking, Tierra Whack, Protoje, Kelela, Victory, Raury, Iman Omari and more.
The "Ex Factor" singer has also added a Los Angeles date at the Hollywood Bowl on September 18th, featuring comedic powerhouse Dave Chappelle and Hip Hop legends De La Soul.
Issa win, win situation being that Lauryn donates a portion of her ticket sales to charity. Fund will be sent to help the MLH Foundation, which directly contributes support for education, health, agriculture, technology, and community based businesses and development initiatives throughout the Diaspora.
Peep her tour dates listed below:
Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 22nd and you can cop them here. Y'all going?
Photos: Dave's IG
Father's Day 2018 celebrated all the devoted dads and we've got a round up of what some celeb dads were up on their day. Get it all inside...
Celebrity dads were showered with love all over our timelines to celebrate Father’s Day 2018. And it gave us all the good daddy feels. We love seeing our YBF dads prove that stereotype about black men being deadbeats wrong.
Actor Taye Diggs and his son Walker Diggs enjoyed an awesome Father's Day outing. The father-son duo hit up a Yankees game. They wore matching floral shirts from Old Navy with their NY Yankees hat for a fun day out at the ball field.
Rapper/personality Joe Budden is a new dad again, so Father's Day was extra special this year. He spent the day with his sons, Trey and Lexington, and, of course, his boo thang Cyn Santana.
These two are a fun couple and we love watching them interact. Watch Cyn put it on him to Beyonce and Jay Z's "ApeSh*t" below:
She can look at you with eyes of love because she trust you. She trust you because of your consistency. She follows you because You allow God to direct your path. Tommi, I admire the way you father Madison. U protect her, you correct , you provide for her & more importantly...you plan for her. you’re patient & kind to her & every other word that defines love. You’re basically making it super hard for her future husband (good luck sir) I love you Tommi & I love the way you love our Madison. Happy Father’s Day my love
Newlywed LeToya Luckett is gushing over her husband Tommicus Walker and how effortless his daddy duty skills are. She posted a tribute to him with a video of him washing his daughter's (from a previous relationship) hair. It's the cutest! Check it above.
There's more where that came from. Swipe through our Father's Day 2018 gallery filled with tributes and more below!
One thing is for sure, Meek Mill's fans love him. See the rally they hosted outside of the court before his latest hearing, plus details about Kirk Franklin's sister receiving a 30-year prison sentence inside...
#JusticeForMeekMill is still going strong.
Yesterday, rapper Meek Mill had a court hearing to see if Judge Genece Brinkley would grant him a new trial. Meek and his legal team have been working overtime to try and get a new one because the arresting officer is currently at the center of a law enforcement corruption scandal.
As you all know, the MMG rapper was sent to jail and was set to serve 2-4 years due to probation violation that stems from this arrest. He was eventually released after the state supreme court stepped in.
When the "Dreams & Nightmares" rapper rolled up on the scene, he was greeted by a slew of people who hosted a rally in his defense. Before heading inside, he addressed the crowd, thanking them for their support and vowed that he would continue to fight for those wrongfully convicted.
"Thank you to everyone coming out and standing up for me. It means a lot to me," he said. "I spent Father's Day with my son last night. If it wasn't for people like y'all I wouldn't be here today to spend time like that with my son. So, I wanna say thank y'all."
As expected, Judge Brinkley isn't budging. She didn't make a ruling about whether or not Meek will get a new trial and said a ruling would be made "in due time." Meek spoke to his supporters after the hearing and said his expectations going into the hearing were low, and Judge Brinkley didn't disappoint.
Not only have Meek and his legal team been trying to get a new trial, they have also been trying to get Judge Brinkley off his case after claims that she is "bias" and that she has a personal vendetta against him.
Peep the clip below to see Meek address his fans after the hearing:
Guess he'll just have to wait until his next court date to learn his fate.
In other news...
Gospel singer Kirk Franklin is going through it. And his Father's Day was darkened by some bad news.
He learned his younger sister, who previously served a 10-year prison bid on drug related charges, was recently sentenced to ANOTHER prison stint. This time, she'll have to spend 30 years behind bars.
He made the announcement via his Instagram page on Sunday (June 17th). He's now questioning himself if he could have done more:
The Christian Post dug up some old interviews where he talked about his sister and her troubled past:
"For over ten years, my younger sister was incarcerated in a facility here in Texas. She was in love with a young man who was [a] drug dealer," Franklin explained at the time. "He introduced her to not only selling drugs, but using as well. When he was arrested for drug trafficking, she was arrested along with him. After she served her time, she was brought before the review board who determined she was ready to be released and brought back into society. The documents were signed and she was set free... but only on paper."
A few months after she was released from prison, Franklin said his sister relapsed.
"After a few months back into the free world, it became obvious to me rather quickly that my sister was still in prison. It's what they call being institutionalized. She quickly started using again, becoming very reckless with her body, which turned into her using it as a means to pay for her habit," he explained.
Sad. Prayers for his family.
Cardi B and Offset are sharing their Hip Hop Love Story in the newest issue of Rolling Stone. Go inside for the highlights, plus pregnant Cardi is still popping off on folks on social media....
Cardi B was not happy when her and Offset's Rolling Stone cover was leaked online before it was set to be released. But now, the cover story is here and she and her fiance are dishing on their Hip Hop Love Story.
Inside their issue, the first-time-mom-to-be shares the Migos rapper's reaction when she first told him she was pregnant. She reveals during some pillow talk, they talked about having a baby, however, she didn't think it would come so soon. When she started having pregnancy symptoms, she took a pregnancy test and it came back positive. She immediately FaceTimed Offset to share the news.
"He was like, ‘What? Are you sure?' " she says. "I said, ‘Yeah.' And then he just started smiling really hard."
She wasn't sure what to do when she first found out.
"He said, ‘What do you mean, what are you going to do? You're going to keep it.' " She was consumed with worry. "A lot of successful women have kids, and a lot of successful artists have kids, but not at the peak of their career," she says. And when she told her close friends and her team, they were apprehensive. "It was like, ‘You can't do this. This might f*ck up your career,' " she declares, resting her hands on her lap.
This is Cardi's first child and it'll be Offset's fourth. He has three other children from three previous relationships. The "Bartier Cardi" rapper opened up about that fact too:
"People want to make fun of me, saying I'm the fourth baby mom," but "I know I'm not having a baby with a shitty-ass man."
Offset explains, "We really love each other. She's real. I wanted real. I also wanted successful." He isn't threatened by his fiancée's success, as some men might be. "My mama was the man of my household," he says, adding, almost as a proclamation, "Guys, fellas! You'll lose your wife trying to stop them from being the best they can."
These days, Offset is trying to take a page from Cardi and become more open and engaging in public, instead of portraying himself as hard. "That's what I need to work on – my charisma in front of people," he says solemnly.
We gotta admit, it's quite sweet when couples learn from and better each other in multiple ways, regardless of whether it works for everyone else.
The "Bodak Yellow" rapper said the media got in the way of her telling her label, Atlantic Records, about her pregnancy.
"The media didn't even let me tell people, and I hated that," she says. "I really wanted to tell them [Atlantic Records] myself, to sit down with them and tell everybody that I am pregnant and I have a plan."
Now, Cardi is nearing the end of her pregnancy and gearing up to welcome her baby girl. She has been in Atlanta - Offset's home - a lot lately, so we assume that's where she's going to have the baby.
When Cardi and Offset aren't working, they enjoy spending time together in the house rather than going out all of the time.
"We work. With a day off, we'll be in bed all day, just enjoying each other's company. It ain't about going to no movie, no dinner, nothing. We can go eat McDonald's or Wendy's. She might want a chocolate Frosty." He adds, "We done so much bizarre shit with each other – rings and cars and chains. We got that out of the way."
Yeah, they're winning us over. Sue us.
You can read their full interview here. Peep the behind-the-scenes clip below:
Speaking of being in Atlanta...
Over the weekend, Cardi made a surprise appearance onstage alongside her man, who was performing for Birthday Bash in Atlanta. Peep the clip above.
Cardi is still popping off on folks in the comments section on her Instagram. Lordt. Someone please take her phone so she can actually focus on the last bit of this pregnancy!
We do love that she does put her IG fingers to use about pressing social issues though, unlike many of her counterparts.
It's also just been announced that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is drafting an executive action document to end the separation of families policy at our borders. Whether your President will sign the order or not....is yet to be known.
Photos: Ruven Afanador via Rolling Stone
Cops had to shut down a memorial fans threw for slain rapper XXXTentacion. His ex-girlfriend Geneva Ayala tried to go and pay her respects, but his fans weren't feeling it. Everything inside...
Following the sudden shooting death of 20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion, fans gathered in L.A. for a memorial in his honor. However, ish went totally left when the crowd became way to rowdy.
The police were called to break up the vigil for XXX that was held in the streets of West Hollywood. According to the L.A. Times, almost 1,000 people came out to pay tribute to the slain rapper. But their tribute turned into total chaos.
Streets were being blocked as fans flooded the streets, participating in mosh pits. Then, they took things to another level when they climbed on roof tops...and JUMPED. "Jump for X" was being chanted before one person decided to actually jump. Check it:
Fans jumping off the roof for X pic.twitter.com/9ViTd2Adh2
— Eric Diep (@E_Diep) June 20, 2018
X fans are about to shut down Melrose pic.twitter.com/IWkwTSMAtb
— Eric Diep (@E_Diep) June 20, 2018
Triple X tribute on melrose. LONG LIVE X pic.twitter.com/cF4kZJSJFY
— noLoSe (@ThorLilBro_) June 20, 2018
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) June 20, 2018
XXX's ex-girlfriend Geneva Ayala tired to pay her respects, but his fans weren't feeling her presence. She is the woman who made claims that XXX physically abused her while she was allegedly pregnant with his child. You'll recall, XXXTentacion was out on bond as he awaited trial on several felony charges, including aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic assault by strangulation, false imprisonment and witness-tampering.
Geneva claims when she pulled up to the vigil, fans literally pulled her away. Then, they burned the items she left for XXX, which included a globe, flowers and candles.
See her IG posts below:
Also, since XXX's death, Geneva has been receiving an outpouring of support from people as news about how XXX allegedly abused her resurfaces. She created a https://www.gofundme.com/2ubv19w ">GoFundMe page in October 2016 to help her pay for orbital surgery after suffering injuries sustained from the alleged abuse by the late rapper. The procedure would cost about $20,000. At the time of this post, her donations total more than $32,000.
On the GoFundMe page, she wrote:
october, 2016: there's two fractures in my left eye socket due to an aggressive hit, along with nose and jaw fractures. since these bones are fractured they're piercing into the back of my eyeball causing damage to an optical nerve and my eye itself. the left side of my face has lost some sensation, i cannot feel my upper lip on the left side, and same for my upper teeth on the left side. and as for my left eye's vision, it's diminishing as the days go by. it's crucial i get the surgery otherwise my eyeball will die and the nerve connecting my lip/cheek and teeth will eventually die as well. i'd appreciate anything, this is a very strenuous obstacle that has been put into my hands. also could use money towards my living situation and food. thank you. Help spread the word!
An alleged witness has come forward to share specific details about the shooting leading up to XXXTentacion's death.
In an audio recording, the witness explained XXX drove up to a stop sign when a black Dodge pulled up on him. He said two masked men yelled "get the f*ck out" at the rapper. The witness said he and a friend ran inside a building to call 911. He said they all ran outside to see what was happening and that's when he was shot at three times.
"We all came out and walked towards X's car and he was dead. And the van drove away," the witness explained. Take a listen above.
Such an unfortunate situation all around.
Photos: Instar/Geneva's IG
Folks are wilin'! And it's all caught on camera. So Black Twitter and everybody else has been chiming in with hilarious responses to it all. Catch up with a few new viral videos inside...
These vids have been all over your timelines today, so it's time to talk ish about it all.
Tensions boiled over at the girls softball game and it resulted in madness!
Over the weekend, two North Carolina girls softball teams were playing against one another in Kingsport, Tennessee during a 12-and-under tournament, sponsored by USA Softball.
Apparently, a verbal altercation broke out in the stands and next thing you know, parents were rolling around in the grass BRAWLING! A video has gone viral of the fight where you see a group of grown people piling on top of one another as they threw punches and kicks. No injuries and guess what? No one was arrested. Had this been...nevermind.
However, both teams were disqualified from the tournament due to their parent's unruly behavior. Peep the clip below:
Another video making its rounds on social media...
My mom and dad were just trying to have a peaceful trip to Mexico and then they sent me this........ pic.twitter.com/QxE6JskzuE
— Kiley Tully (@KileyTully) June 17, 2018
So...THIS is what we're doing on airplanes now?
A husband and wife hopped on Silver Airways flight to Mexico and they definitely got more than they bargained on this trip. Before taking off, the couple behind them decided they would get in a quickie. However, they weren't even discreet about it. The woman is literally riding the man in his seat, grinding up and down.
The husband and wife decided to pull out their phone and record the disgusting - albeit brave AF - encounter. They soon sent the clip to their daughter and she decided to upload it on Twitter. Now, it's viral.
We have to ask...what is that wet stain on the back of this woman's shirt? Ugh! Peep the clip above.
Last week, a video of a kid knocking of a sculpture went viral. And now, the parents may have to cough up some serious cash.
A 5-year-old was captured on surveillance video at the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas hugging the bottom of a sculpture called "Aphrodite di Kansas City," by local artist Bill Lyons. The sculpture began to wobble and next thing you know it was on the ground. Destroyed. In the clip, his mother, Sarah Goodman, comes to his aide after knocking over the statue. She thought she would have to pay something along the lines of $800, but she was sadly mistaken.
It was first reported the parents may have to pay $132,000, with the center sending a bill to the family, for their kid knocking over the artwork! As they should. Nobody told you to let your kid climb up a whole sculpture that isn't his like he has no home training.
The family received a letter from the City of Overland's insurance company with accusations of negligence for not monitoring their kid. Now, they're going to have to dig in their home owner's insurance to help pay the bill. The family told news stations that they feel the Center is at fault....for not taking precautions to put the scultpure in a safer place.
And just as we predicted would happen, they're in luck.
"Our insurance company is reaching out to the family to talk to their insurance company. We are not billing the family," said Sean Reilly, a spokesman for the City of Overland Park. "It's a misunderstanding. We are not sending the bill to the family, we want to talk to the insurance company."
Watch the clip above. Should the parents have to pay that insurance claim though? Speak on it!
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It's another "ARInika" collaboration.Well, actually two. Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande are heating things up in their "BED" sneak peek, plus they have joined forces for "The Light Is Coming" and the visuals just dropped. Also, the Young Money rapper isn't here for y'all clowning her twerking skills. Everything inside...
We're coming up on Summer 18! Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande want to be sure you have some new bops to rock out to this season, so they just dropped two new singles.
A little less than a week after dropping her new single "BED," featuring Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj is giving fans a sneak peek at the video. And based on what we've seen, it's going to be super sexy and sensual.
"BED" is Nicki's newest single from her fourth studio album QUEEN, set to drop August 10th.
She already dropped a quick 15-second clip and now there's a full 1-minute clip of the ladies living their best lives in the pool.
Take a peek below:
No word yet when the full video will be released.
As for their other collaboration, the Young Money rapper hopped on the Pop singer's "The Light Is Coming," a single that will be featured on Ariana's upcoming album, Sweetner, set to drop a week after QUEEN on August 17th. This is their 5th time collaborating.
Pharrell Williams unleashed his musical talents on the funky track as the producer. Also, Ariana is giving away an autographed pair of her Classic Rapids that she wore in the video. You can check out the video here, which is streaming exclusively on Reebok's website.
Check it out here.
We all know Nicki loves sharing her stats and accolades on social media. When "BED" hit the No.1 spot on Urban this week, the "Chun-Li" rapper hopped on Instagram to give her fans a quick twerk season to celebrate. And she made it known she's not here for y'all going in on her
stiff twerk. Peep the clip above.
Congrats on another #1 Nicki!
Photos: Nicki's IG
Umm...we think "Insecure" stars Sarunas Jackson and DomiNque Perry just publicly confirmed they are the parents of baby Zen. Also, check out Lance Gross and his family's awesome maternity shoot inside...
Looks like "Insecure" stars Sarunas Jackson and DomiNque Perry are confirming what we already knew.
Sarunas (aka Dro) hopped in DomiNque's (aka Tasha "from the bank") comment gushing over his baby girl and it was totally cute. DomiNque even responded with a little ego booster as well. Peep the comments below:
Back in May, both Sarunas and DomiNque posted about the baby's arrival. However, it wasn't quite clear if Sarunas was indeed the father, or just happy for his co-star. His posts were vague. He also never mentioned anything about gearing up for a baby's arrival, so folks were pretty caught off guard.
Well, there isn't any more doubt that he's the father now. Along with their comments on social media, Sarunas' sister, Giselle Samson (a contestant on cycle 1 of "America's Next Top Model"), has been posting pictures of her new niece, Zen Giselle-Yvette.
And here are some pics of her with her brother:
Now...there seems to be a bit more drama since the baby's arrival...
There's talk that Sarunas may have been messing around with another chick. A woman named Kaylen Zahara, who starred on MTV's “Are You The One," fired some shots on Twitter about "insecure" men who can't keep it a stack.
Last month (right after baby Zen's birth), she tweeted then deleted, "Ladies, listen to your intuition! These dudes will be in your crib, eating your food & laying up with you, taking you on dates, etc but kids on the way without you knowing. TUH! These insecure men can’t never keep it 100. Congrats tho.” She also tweeted (and deleted), "When someone announces they now have a child in this world but they was laying up with you and taking you on dates as a single man …. how sway? You can’t trust these fools man!"
Photos: DomiNque's IG/Sarunas' IG/Giselle's IG
Fabolous and his f*ck boi activities are being exposed. More inside...
As soon as Emily B forgives him and takes him back (and publicly defends him on Fathers Day while spending the day taking pics *as a family*), Fabolous goes out and does some slick ish.
The never ending cycle continued when Fab slide into IG model Fiorella Zelay's direct messages recently. The "Make Me Better" rapper sent her a message saying, "You don't stay in NY, do you?"
Well, what's it to you Fab?
Fiorella took a screenshot of the DM and shared it on her Instagram Stories and hit him with the, "Nah I'm good love, enjoy."
And that's indeed his current user pic:
In another IG Story, Fiorella explained she was happily engaged and that she hates cheaters and abusive men. She also threw in some shade, saying she likes her "teeth."
This blasting comes on the heels of reports that Fab turned himself into police on domestic violence charges. It was alleged he hit Emily so hard that he knocked her two front teeth out. Then, a video of Fab arguing with Emily's dad and brother leaked online. She called them after she and Fab got into the altercation. The claims in the affidavit about this fight are most definitely confirmed with this video. That fact strengthens the credibility of Emily's other accusations that Fabolous punched her multiple times, knocking out her teeth.
But even after all this, Emily still took him back. When the NYC rapper was due in court for the domestic violence case, she was reportedly by his side. Not only that, she also asked for the restraining order to be lifted. And it was.
Soon after, Emily B made her return to social media and Fab was all in her comments with flirty emojis. They were also spotted together at a friend's party. She also gave him a shoutout on Father's Day and told the "haters" they would be blocked.
Photos: Fab's IG
Lance Gross and his family serve up the perfect maternity shoot, Brandy is gushing over her niece Melody and her mom Princess Love and Reggie Bush is one proud dad thanks to his daughter Briseis Bush. Everything inside...
Before the Grosses welcome a new baby, they are bringing the family feels in a new maternity photoshoot.
Lance Gross came from behind the camera to snap it up with his two favorite girls in the world, his wife Becca Jefferson and his adorable daughter Berkeley Gross. The trio gave fans a glimpse into their life as they were all smiles and kisses in the kitchen followed by having a huge pillow fight in the bedroom. The shots came out perfect.
Check them out below:
The couple announced they were expecting baby #2 on Easter. And this isn't their first fire maternity shoot. They also took some dope pics at Antelope Canyon. We're not sure when baby (aka "turtle") is due, but it doesn't look like they have much longer. "Turtle" is what they like to call Berkeley and they also like calling themselves the "Turtle Wranglers."
More cuteness made its way on our timelines...
Proud auntie Brandy is beaming over her niece Melody Norwood. The R&B singer posted up the cutest picture of Melody and her mom Princess Love with the caption, "#WCW my baby sister @princesslove and #BabyMelody .... loves of my life"
Looks like Brandy and Princess have squashed whatever "beef" they had going on. You'll recall, Brandy made a post about not being able to make her and Ray J's baby shower and Princess hopped in her comments and her read her filth, asking her to stop the fake ish. Yikes.
But it seems to be all love between them now. You see Princess responded above.
Good for them.
In other kiddie news...
Retired NFL baller Reggie Bush is one proud papa! His daughter Briseis Bush just graduated pre-school and he was there to celebrate with his eldest. She's gearing up for kindergarten!
Reggie is the proud dad of three little ones after he and his wife Lilt Avagyan welcomed a baby boy named Agyemang back in September. They also have a two-year-old son named Uriah, who turns 3 next month.
Check out this super cute video of his kids singing to him on Father's Day:
Reggie is allegedly the father of Miami cocktail waitress Monique Exposito's baby boy named Preston.
Photos: Lance's IG/Brandy's IG/Reggie's IG
The Wilsons are shutting ish down overseas. Peep their looks and more inside...
Ciara and Russell Wilson are causing a fashionable stir overseas.
The happily married couple got all dressed up to attend Day 3 of the Royal Ascot held at the Ascot Racecourse in Ascot, England. And as you can see, it was a Derby style situation for the races.
CiCi looked absolutely stunning in a white Edeline Lee dress with dramatic sleeves paired with a black embellished hat (aka fascinator) with floral detail. Her NFL hubby also followed the dress code,rocking a top hat and tails.
The Seahawks QB ushered his wife inside as cameras snapped away. Then, CiCi became the photographer, snapping selfies with BAE. It is #nationalselfieday afterall.
— Breeders' Cup (@BreedersCup) June 21, 2018
When American football meets racing
— Ascot Racecourse (@Ascot) June 21, 2018
Flex on 'em!
Last night, the Wilsons popped up on the carpet at The Victoria and Albert Museum Summer Party in London. The "Body Party" singer kept it chic in a Tom Ford blazer and jumpsuit. She played up the hue rocking two different pink shades. Her hubby kept it debonair in a black tailored Tom Ford suit.
We are def getting some retro vibes from this look.
And their back seat chronicles:
The mom-of-two also killed it on the carpet at the Serpentine Galley Summer Party that was held at the Serpentine Galley in London.
Chick rocked a look straight from the runway. She showed off her stems in a black lace Christopher Kane mini dress. Those legs tho!
While in London, CiCi has been perfecting her British accent. Check it below:
Did she nail it?
In other news, the Wilsons are looking into getting involved with another sport.
We know Russ is a huge baseball fan and was even signed to the Yankees, and now, he's taking his love for the sport to a whole new level. According to reports, Ciara and Russell are joining forces with the Portland Diamond Project to bring a Major League Baseball team to the city of Portland, Oregon. The Wilsons have signed on as owners and investors. Yes! Get that coinage.
Photos: Getty/Splash/Wire/Ciara's IG
Anita Baker is making a stop by the BET Awards on her farewell tour. Deets inside on her receiving the Lifetime Achievemet Award and the everyday heroes like James Shaw set to be honored as well.
Your fave singin' auntie is about to get her flowers!
BET just announced R&B music legend and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Anita Baker, will be honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at this weekend's “BET Awards” 2018.
The living legend recently announced her retirement and is currently embarking on her farewell concert series. But first, chick needs to get all her praises. BET announced via press release today they will honor her "accordingly" at the June 24th ceremony.
With a career that spanned nearly four decades, she made an everlasting impression on the sound of Soul and R&B music that has inspired generations to come. Ms. Baker is regarded as a trailblazer, opening doors for many females in the industry. Known for ballads such as, “Body & Soul,” “Just Because,” and “Giving You The Best That I Got,” Baker has won eight Grammy Awards and has seven platinum albums.
Whoever is doing the tribute better be on point too. Y'all know Anita does not play.
In addition to Anita, for the first time, BET is honoring six individuals - James Shaw Jr. (who fought off a gunman at a Tennessee Waffle House), Naomi Wadler, Mamoudou Gassama, Justin Blackman, writer and activist Shaun King and Anthony Borges– to be honored as Humanitarian Heroes, instead of the usual singular honoree.
The Awards air LIVE this Sunday, June 24 at 8 pm ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on BET.
Jim Jones and a few of his homies were arrested on a slew of drug and gun charges after dragging police on a chase in Georgia. Lordt. Details inside...
Soon as Juelz Santana comes home on bail for gun and drug possession, trouble comes knocking in the Dipset crew again.
Rapper Jim Jones (real name Joseph Guillermo Jones) got arrested in Coweta County after his involvement in a brief police pursuit. We're not sure what Jimmy and his friends were up to, but the police sure busted anything they had going on.
The 41-year-old rapper is facing several charges, including theft by receiving stolen property, possession of firearm during the commission of a crime, narcotics possession, marijuana possession and dangerous drugs to be kept in original container, according to jail reports obtained by the Newnan Times-Herald.
Police reportedly spotted the reality star (who was sitting in the back) and his friends riding around before the driver rolled through a stop sign. The officer claims he saw smoke fill the car and when he rolled his window down he could smell marijuana. It was also reported the SUV they were in drifted into the left hand emergency lane several times.
He pulled them for a routine traffic stop, but they they pulled off and a chase ensued. Here's what happened:
A traffic stop was conducted on the SUV at exit 35, where the driver of the SUV reportedly rolled through the stop sign at the bottom of the exit ramp before pulling over on the side of Hwy 29, according to Deputy James Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.
While officers were exiting their vehicle, the driver of the SUV accelerated and led police on a short chase that ended on Griffin Street near Frazier’s, where Wood pulled in front of the SUV to stop it and was intentionally struck by the driver, Yarbrough said.
The occupants of the SUV were then ordered out of the car and to place their hands on the roof.
Jones said he had told the driver of the car, identified as Ana Rajnee Miles, to pull over, but stated she was acting “incoherent,” according to the report.
Cops searched the vehicle and found tons of drugs and a few guns.
Investigators searched the vehicle where a backpack was found in the backseat that contained 23 Oxycodone pills and a Titan .25 caliber pistol with seven bullets in the chamber.
Marijuana was also found scattered through the car, along with a Ruger SR 9mm handgun reported stolen from Dekalb County in March. In the back of the SUV, another backpack was located that reportedly contained a variety of Oxycodone, Percocet and THC oil. Also found inside the backpack was Jones’ passport and $148 in “petty cash,” according to Jones.
While chatting with police, Jim reportedly admitted to smoking marijuana but denied the marijuana found in the car was his. He said he didn't know anything about firearms being in the vehicle. And he also said he had a prescription for the pills. Of course, he didn't have it with him.
All four people, including Ana Rajnee Miles, 23, Darnell Maurice Wright, 31, and Jamal Rajhun Smith, 32, were reportedly hit with several charges since no one admitted ownership of the the drugs and firearms.
According to TMZ, Jim was released on a $7,000 bail.
Photos: Jim's IG/Newnan Times-Herald
Everybody's in Paris for Men's Fashion Week. Go inside to see what Carmelo Anthony, James Harden, Nas, Queen Latifah and more were up to....
It's Men's Fashion Week in Paris and the fellas are on the scene to soak in the new threads.
Oklahoma City Thunder baller Carmelo Anthony is taking full advantage of the off-season. And he's clearly not giving any f**** what a hater has to say. More on that in a minute.
The NBA baller slipped on a blue camo two piece Valentino ensemble to hit up the designer's menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show during Paris Fashion Week. He kept it comfortable, pairing his look with a pair of sneakers.
He made sure he was front row ready to see the newest designs.
Fellow NY native/rapper Nas was also in the mix for the show.
Valentino claims bucket hats are back, but for NY and other places, those hats are a LOOK every summer. Nas and Carmelo - staunch NY bucket hat rockers - were front and center at the designer’s runway show.
Houston Rockets baller James Harden, who's rumored to be dating singer Ashanti, also showed off his fashion flare as he made his way inside the Valentino show.
Rapper ASAP Ferg made sure he was in the fashion mix and he even copped a few group shots with the NBA ballers. And he made sure everyone could see him in his bold outfit.
And we spy Toronto Raptors players Serge Ibaka in camo print as well.
Diddy's sons Christian Combs and Quincy Brown was also there for the show.
By the way...Melo has been chilling in Paris not giving any you know whats. Look what he posted a few days ago:
Tell us how you really feel Melo.
Speaking of ballers...
Retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant is enjoying some downtime in Paris with his family. He was spotted leaving the Plaza Athenee hotel with his wife Vanessa and three daughters Natalia Diamante, Gianna Maria-Onore and Bianka Bella for a fun family day out on the town.
Back at Fashion Week...
Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh was on the Paris Fashion Week scene to display his menswear Spring/Summer 19 threads. And several YBF celebs were in attendance to support him By the way, he was recently named artistic director of Louis Vuitton's men's wear. He also showed his first collection for Louis Vuitton today.
We know Diddy's son Quincy Brown and Christian Combs love to stay fresh, so it was no surprise seeing them at the show.
They made their rounds before taking their front row seats.
Rapper Playboi Carti was also on the scene, showing off his style.
"Grown-ish" star Luka Sabbat was also front row ready. We kept it cool in a pair of stripe overalls.
Elsewhere in overseas....
Queen Latifah is also in France, but for a different reason. The actress/producer was spotted at the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. She joined forces with TV powerhouse Katie Couric to talk about gender equality in the entertainment industry and how they're ushering in female directors and storytellers to further inclusion.
The Girls Trip star shared she's launching The Queen Collective, which will fuel the pipeline of bringing in female directors across TV, film and commercials, according to Deadline. The collective will work with brands and companies to fund and find distribution for female-focused projects, including HP, Smirnoff, United Talent Agency Marketing, Tribeca Studios, Wieden+Kennedy, and Marina Maher Communications / Ketchum.
“We want to [women] to tell their story and we’ll bring it to market. It’s very exciting,” she said. “I’m going to get on the phone every hour. Maybe I can point [people] in the right direction.”
Thanks Queen! It's much appreciated.
Reports have emerged that Joe Jackson has been hospitalized with terminal cancer, and new family drama is supposedly causing tension to run even higher. Details inside.
89-year-old Joe Jackson, talent manager and patriarch of the Jackson Family, has reportedly been hospitalized with a terminal cancer diagnosis after battling various ailments for years. TMZ reports that it is not known how long he has to live, but the Jackson family is currently flocking to his bedside to share in what could be his last days. Doctors have reportedly told the family the cancer cannot be treated.
While the Jackson family has not yet put out a statement, the Daily Mail alleges the father Janet Jackson and the late Michael Jackson was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Now, reports state Joe's handlers, namely his manager Charles Coupet, allegedly barred senior family members from visiting him for four days, including wife Katherine, Janet and daughter Rebbie. After an emergency family meeting, they were apparently allowed to see him Tuesday.
Joe's other daughter Joh'Vonnie Jackson - reportedly the product of an extra-marital affair - had also been barred from seeing Joe even though she lives near him in Vegas. She posted the above picture this week at his home with Rebbie, but apparently discovered he was removed from his home when she and Rebbie returned to his home the next day.
Jermaine Jackson even went on the record about the bizarre family drama, saying all they want is to be with Joe during these last days. Jermaine told Daily Mail:
"No one knew what was going on - we shouldn't have to beg, plead, and argue to see our own father, especially at a time like this,' he said. 'We have been hurting.
'We were not being told where he was and couldn't get the full picture. Even from the doctor. My mother was worried sick.'
Jermaine, 63, added 'He's very very frail, he doesn't have long. The family needs to be by his bedside - that's our only intention in his final days.
'It's what any family would want, but some people around him think they know better...and they don't.'
It's also being reported that the reason many family members were barred from seeing him was because of an audio recording Joe himself made containing instructions. The family - who heard part of the recording - is quite suspicious of where this audio came from, and it's causing even more drama.
DailyMail.com has learned that Joe himself had given verbal instructions - which exist on a phone recording - making clear he didn't want visitors or anyone from the family to see him or his medical records.
How that recording was obtained is not clear, but one source close to the camp said: 'The people around Joe Jackson are the people who have been there for him in his everyday life. They are acting in his interests and no one else's.
'The Jackson family doesn't have the capacity to deal with this on its own, so certain people are taking charge of the situation.
'It's delicate... and not as black and white as people are making out.
'The Jacksons are now in dialogue with the people looking after Joe, and they are being kept informed.'
One family member said: 'If it's true there was verbal instructions from Joseph, we'd like to know how that instruction was obtained.'
As for why Joe would leave these type of instructions, and to whom he left them to, is currently a mystery.
We can only pray for peace for the family during this time.