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The stars aligned at Versace's Fall 2019 fashion show, including fashion loving couple Kanye& Kim West. Go inside for flicks of the couple, plus hot shots of Ciara, 2 Chainz, LaLa Anthony, Tracee Ellis Ross, Young Thug, and more inside...
Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian West haven't gone to a public event together in months, but that all changed last night.
Last night was date night for the Wests. The fashion loving couple showed up at Versace's Fall 2019 fashion show held at the American Stock Exchange Building in lower Manhattan. And, of course, they were front-and-center to soak in all of the attention.
The PABLO rapper dressed his wife in a sparkly vintage metal mesh custom Aterlier Versace mini dress paired with YEEZY see-through pumps.
'Ye was joined by his rap homies Young Thug and 2 Chainz, along with 2 Chainz's wife Kesha Ward:
They all were sitting on the front row at the fashion show, cutting up. Watch the "Gold Digger" rapper "steal" an earring that fell off one of the models below:
Even before the show, Yeezy had jokes:
Back at the show...
Teyana Taylor made sure to turn heads in her Versace threads.
Oscar winning actress Lupita Nygong'o looked amazing in her Versace sweater, shirt and patterned skirt. She finished her look with "matchy matchy" shoes.
Golden Globe nominated actress Tracee Ellis Ross served up sex appeal on and off the carpet:
VERSACE VERSACE VERSACE pic.twitter.com/5YBSKP7o3e
— Tracee Ellis Ross (@TraceeEllisRoss) December 3, 2018
We love the spin Ciara put on her Versace suit. Before hitting the carpet, she had dancing it up:
"Power" star LaLa Anthony, who is seemingly working things out with her estranged husband Carmelo Anthony, served up a Versace LEWK.
And so did Mary J. Blige.
Flex then, sis.
After slaying the Victoria's Secret runway, model Winnie Harlow posed it up on the carpet.
And rapper 21 Savage had a fashion moment on the carpet before the show.
Photos: Getty/Splash/ Versace's IG/LaLa's IG/Kim's IG
Meek Mill is dishing double date stories about his ex-Nicki Minaj and The Carters. Find out what he said happened during one date night, plus deets on The Game ending his feud with the Philly and showing love inside...
Meek Mill is currently on the promo trail following the release of his new albumChampionships that has been getting rave reviews by critics, fans and even folks who were #TeamDrake during his spat with the Young Money rapper.
For his latest interview, the Philly rapper sat down with Tidal's Elliott Wilson for a conversation on his CRWN interview series. In the interview, the "Dreams & Nightmares" rapper talked about the insane year he has had since being released from prison, speaking out for criminal justice reform, his new album and how music was therapy for him throughout his legal ordeal.
Whille chopping it up, he shared a hilarious story about the time he and his ex-Nicki Minaj went on a double date with Beyonce and Jay Z. And it had everything to do with his then-rap nemesis Drake.
The "What's Free" rapper said he HYPE when he learned he and his then-girlfriend Nicki Minaj was going on a dinner date with The Carters. However, it didn't quite go as he likely planned in his head.
During the date, Hov was working the music and flipping through tracks on a playlist. Welp, he kept skipping and landed on Drake's Meek Mill diss record, "Back To Back."
“‘Back to Back’ come on by mistake while we at the table,” Meek told Elliott. “I’m like, ‘Oh shit, what the f*ck?'”
Peep the clip below:
Meek Mill says Jay Z accidentally played Drake’s “Back to Back” while on a double date with him and Nicki. pic.twitter.com/UI88Rfrpwm
— Drizzy Source (@DrizzySource) December 3, 2018
As you all know by now, Meek and Drake are cool after squashing their beef. In fact, they have been cool for about a year now, even before they hit the stage and publicly ended their feud. Also, Drizzy is featured on Meek's "Going Bad" track.
Peep a few more gems from Meek's discussion below:
— Roc Nation (@RocNation) December 3, 2018
— TIDAL (@TIDAL) December 3, 2018
— TIDAL (@TIDAL) December 3, 2018
— Roc Nation (@RocNation) December 3, 2018
"I had to build being Meek Mill."
— TIDAL (@TIDAL) December 3, 2018
If you're a TIDAL subscriber, peep the full interview below:
Speaking of mending fences...
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Had beef wit a nigga that could’ve ended in bloodshed either way. We had differences but when it all boiled down, we were once friends in & out of music. As young African American men we grew up in similar situations where a lifespan for us was 21 years of age & that is still the age in which most of us coming from where we come from think we’ll never make it to. I say all that to say, life is short & the day after @meekmill got out of jail, he called me & we talked for an hour.. not about the beef but about new beginnings & what the future holds for us as seasoned hip hop artists. That was a few months back & my nigga has done everything he said he would do in the conversation we had. Real nigga shit, I never wished jail on you & I was genuinely happy when you got released. I said it over the phone & I’ll say it again.. “Welcome Home” nigga.. #Championships I support it & everything else hip hop. #Growth #LoveIsLove
Drake isn't the only rapper Meek Mill has squashed beef with.
Rapper The Game has also hopped on the CHAMPIONSHIPS wave. After a few social media spats and diss tracks, the LA rapper and Philly rapper are now back cool.
Game hopped on Instagram to share how he and Meek got on the phone after he was released from prison and hashed out their differences. Life is too short, and Game said he's looking forward to what the future holds for them as seasoned Hip Hop artists.
In part, he wrote, "I say all that to say, life is short & the day after @meekmill got out of jail, he called me & we talked for an hour.. not about the beef but about new beginnings & what the future holds for us as seasoned hip hop artists. That was a few months back & my nigga has done everything he said he would do in the conversation we had. Real nigga shit, I never wished jail on you & I was genuinely happy when you got released. I said it over the phone & I’ll say it again.. “Welcome Home” nigga.. #Championships I support it & everything else hip hop. #Growth #LoveIsLove"
Read his full announcement above.
Game, who just celebrated his 39th birthday, also chopped it up with TMZ about ending his feud with Meek below:
Photos: Roc Nation's Twitter
"Love Is _" co-creator Salim Akil and famed scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson are speaking out after they were hit with domestic violence and sexual misconduct allegations, respectively. Find out everything they have to say about the accusations inside...
"Love Is _" co-creator Salim Akil, who is also an executive producer for "Black Lightning," is responding to the domestic violence allegations made against him by a woman who is NOT his wife.
We told you the "Black Lightning" EP was being investigated by Warner Bros Television after actress Amber Dixon Brenner (above, right), who is also married, pulled the trigger on a domestic violence lawsuit against him. In short, Salim claims the allegations are "totally untrue."
Salim, who is married to Mara Brock Akil and the father of two children, issued a statement to Deadline via his attorney Stephen D. Barnes that reads:
“These allegations are deeply upsetting – but they are also totally untrue. We will defend Salim to the fullest against the false and offensive claims that a woman with whom he had a past relationship has included in multiple unsubstantiated lawsuits. Salim looks forward to clearing his name and to being able to focus on his work and his family.”
Amber, who is a mother-of-two and has been married to film editor David Brenner since 2006, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court last month against the producer/director/screenwriter for domestic violence, sexual abuse and breach of contract. She accuses Akil of repeated “non-consensual assault and battery.” She claims Salim committed multiple acts of physical and sexual violence, which included making her perform oral sex on him at a party in the bathroom after allegedly urinating in her mouth, slapping and strangling her during sex, and taking sexual pictures without her consent.
She claims she was involved in a decade-long affair with Salim up until 2017. Chile...
Not only is Amber suing Akil, she's also suing Oprah's OWN for copyright infringement. She claims Akil took a screenplay she wrote in 2016 about an abusive relationship to use as the basis for what became the OWN series, "Love Is _."
Amber is suing for compensatory damages, emotional distress, attorney fees, and punitive damages.
As of the time of this post, Akil has not been suspended from "Black Lightning" or "Love Is_." The CW and OWN have not revealed (yet) whether or not they'll be investigating as well.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Mara spent time with her two boys (one of them celebrated a birthday) in Tokyo and Salim didn't seem to be in the mix:
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LOVE IS___ Thanksgiving dinner in #Tokyo with my #LoveIs #musiccomposer @akirakosemura and his beautiful family and friends. What a night... what an amazing experience. I am so full of #gratitude for the fullness and richness of my life and those in it. This night will be forever remembered... Me and my lovely sons have made some incredible memories on this trip, this will be one of our highlights! #HappyThanksgiving #InTheLandOf #Gratitude
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LOVE IS____ NASIR! This beam of light has been orbiting the earth for ten years today!! And the world is better for it! HAPPY BIRTHDAY my dear love! You have been a daily gift to me and our family... and anyone who knows you. Thank you for making me laugh, learn, love and leap! #11/16 #InTheLandOf #DoubleDigitBirthdayBoy
In other "it wasn't me" news...
Famed scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson has been hit with a TRIO of sexual misconduct allegations. He tried to remain quiet, but now, he's clearing his name and reputation.
The 60-year-old astrophysicist said he welcomes an investigation by FOX and NatGeo, the networks who broadcast his EMMY winning show "Cosmos," because he has nothing to hide.
Three women have come forward accusing the famed scientist of assault, unwanted sexual advances and misconduct and he addressed each incident in detail, sharing HIS version of what really happened.
Katelyn Allers, a physics and astronomy professor at Bucknell University, made claims that he groped her in 2009 after she asked him for a photo an after party for an American Astronomical Society.
In a lengthy letter posted to his Facebook account, he shared:
A colleague at a well attended, after-conference, social gathering came up to me to ask for a photograph. She was wearing a sleeveless dress with a tattooed solar system extending up her arm. And while I don’t explicitly remember searching for Pluto at the top of her shoulder, it is surely something I would have done in that situation. As we all know, I have professional history with the demotion of Pluto, which had occurred officially just three years earlier. So whether people include it or not in their tattoos is of great interest to me. I was reported to have “groped” her by searching “up her dress”, when this was simply a search under the covered part of her shoulder of the sleeveless dress. I only just learned (nine years after) that she thought this behavior creepy. That was never my intent and I’m deeply sorry to have made her feel that way.
Ashley Watson, a production assistant claims he made sexual advances towards her in Summer 2018.
In the final week of shooting, with just a few days left, as a capstone of our friendship, I invited her to wine & cheese at my place upon dropping me off from work. No pressure. I serve wine & cheese often to visitors.
Afterwards, she came into my office to told me she was creeped out by the wine & cheese evening. She viewed the invite as an attempt to seduce her, even though she sat across the wine & cheese table from me, and all conversation had been in the same vein as all other conversations we ever had.
Further, I never touched her until I shook her hand upon departure
At that last meeting in my office, I apologized profusely. She accepted the apology. And I assured her that had I known she was uncomfortable, I would have apologized on the spot, ended the evening, and possibly reminded her of the other social gathering that she could attend. She nonetheless declared it her last day, with only a few days left of production. I note that her final gesture to me was the offer of a hug, which I accepted as a parting friend.
Also, Tchiya Amet, a former classmate of his, is accusing him of raping her in 1984. Here's what he had to say about her accusations:
More than thirty years later, as my visibility-level took another jump, I read a freshly posted blog accusing me of drugging and raping a woman I did not recognize by either photo or name. Turned out to be the same person who I dated briefly in graduate school. She had changed her name and lived an entire life, married with children, before this accusation.
Meanwhile, according to her blog posts, the drug and rape allegation comes from an assumption of what happened to her during a night that she cannot remember. It is as though a false memory had been implanted, which, because it never actually happened, had to be remembered as an evening she doesn’t remember. Nor does she remember waking up the next morning and going to the office. I kept a record of everything she posted, in case her stories morphed over time. So this is sad, which, for me, defies explanation.
I note that this allegation was used as a kind of solicitation-bait by at least one journalist to bring out of the woodwork anybody who had any encounter with me that left them uncomfortable.
In conclusion, he said he had to speak out to protect his marriage and reputation:
Accusations can damage a reputation and a marriage. Sometimes irreversibly. I see myself as loving husband and as a public servant – a scientist and educator who serves at the will of the public. I am grateful for the support I’ve received from those who continue to respect and value me and my work.
You can read his full response here. People can certainly interpret the same scenario two different ways. But um, folks can also lie.
A picture of Travis Scott cozying up to a mystery chick made its rounds on social media, suggesting he's cheating on his girlfriend Kylie Jenner. Now, the rapper is speaking out. Deets inside....
Travis Scott said he doesn't usually respond to rumors, but THIS one got up under his skin and he had to address it.
Recently, a picture of what appears to be the ASTROWOLD rapper - who's currently dating Kylie Jenner - cozying up with a mystery chick on a balcony started making its rounds on the Internet. You can't see either person's face in the picture, but the man in the shot definitely resembles the "Sicko World" rapper and the woman in the picture doesn't look anything like his daughter's mother, Kylie.
They done caught my boy Travis Scott slipping smh Kylie ain’t phat like dat pic.twitter.com/0WtwfN25cz
— Treyski (@Treyskii) December 3, 2018
It's unclear when the pic was taken, but Travis did have blonde hair back in September.
Well, the picture made its way on Travis' timeline and now, he's speaking out. He hopped on Instagram to clap back at the cheating accusations. He hopped on his Instagram stories to explain, writing,
"Trolls always wanna create some fake sh*t to destroy real love. GOING OVER BOARD TO MAKE SH*T LOOK LIKE IS NOT IS EVIL. I hate acknowledging sh*t. But quit try to take joy from shit that's good. I pray god blocks out all evil. BACK TO CELEBRATING!!!!"
By the way, Travis - who's currently on tour - is celebrating his No. 1 album and his new No. 1 single "Sicko Mode" featuring Drake.
He also hopped in IG comments to respond to the cheating allegations, revealing he only has love for his "wife."
Kylie has also seemingly responded:
Everything appears to be good on their end.
As of late, Kylie and their daughter Stormi Webster have been traveling the country with Travis on his ASTROWORLD Tour (pictured above in NYC recently). In case you missed, see baby Stormi cutting up backstage HERE.
if an artist you stanned were that close to having their first # 1 and they did all that they could in their power to get it (and they got it), you'd be celebrating it's an exciting feeling. love u.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 3, 2018
By the way, he now has the #1 album on Billboard. He knocked Ariana Grande's Sweetner out of the spot, and her fans went off saying he cheated by lowering the price of his album to 69 cent and bundling it with a single and other things.
The Smiths are changing the talk show game and folks are taking notice. Go inside to see three generations of fab from Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris on the cover of Harper's Bazaar's first ever digital cover....
Three generations of fabulousness, wisdom, and mother-daughter goals.
Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow Smith and her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris are totally changing the talk show game with their hit Facebook Watch series,"Red Table Talk." Nothing is off limits as the three generations sit around a red table and talk about issues that we all can relate to such as sex, relationships, marriage, divorce, politics, mental health drug abuse, and more.
The talk show hosts spread some #BlackGirlMagic on Harper's Bazaar's first digital cover and we STAN. All three ladies are breathtakingly gorgeous on the cover and spread for the first-ever digital cover.
With their "Red Table Talk" show, the ladies are determined to help and empower women by opening up about their own life struggles, sharing skeletons that they've kept hidden away in their closets in hopes of helping someone else who may be going through or have gone through the same thing.
“Whether it's empowering people to have the lives they want, or empowering people to protect the environment, we’re ensuring people have a voice," Jada said.
All three ladies open up in a behind-the-scenes video during the shoot where they talk about dating, sex norms and how things have changed over the years.
"My mother wanted us to be totally well-rounded," Adrienne explained in the clip. "We were dancing, we were taking ceramics. I just raised Jada the way I was raised, so I kept her in classes and her time was always consumed."
Jada talked about how social media plays into our lives.
"It's just yet another component that you just have to figure out how you're going to relate to it," Jada shared.
Back in Jada's day, it was totally different when it came to "hooking up."
"You kinda went out with one guy and then you didn't go out with that guy unless you wanted to kick it with them for a long time," Jada explained. "My generation, you lost your virginity to your boyfriend or to your girlfriend. These days? You have young people that are like, 'Look, I just wanna find a nice person.' I'm like, 'A nice person? That's it?'"
"When I was in high school, my last year of high school, I was pregnant and married," Adrienne said. "So my focus was a little bit different than everybody else's."
In Willow's eyes, a "revolution" is happening on the dating scene, despite how folks may feel about social media interferring with real-life human connections.
"I would say that most of my friends do have boyfriends," Willow said. "There's a revolution in relating that's happening."
The 18-year-old entertainer went on to say she doesn't like labels and doesn't agree with them.
"I feel like, in order to evolve as human beings, we need to evolve the way we relate to each other," Willow shared.
Peep the clip below:
Photos: Mariano Vivanco via Harper's Bazaar
Sometimes romance will make folks forget you just pissed them all the way off. Kanye West tried it with the lead actor in Cher on Broadway. Deets inside...
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West decided to hit up opening night of the new musical 'The Cher Show' on Broadway last night in New York City. While Kim has made it known over the years Cher is her fashion/style/everything role model and she's her biggest fan, Kanye seemed to have other more pressing ish to do during the show.
To be fair, Ye's a creative. So maybe he was taking notes on his phone throughout the show about things he loves. It wouldn't be the first time he borrowed an idea or two from someone else's show.
But actor Jarrod Spector, who plays Sonny in the show, wasn't having it either way. He saw - from the stage - Kanye's bright a** phone light glowing during the show. Afterwards, he called him out for breaking the rules. Here was Kanye's response:
the dynamics of Cher and Sonny’s relationship made Kim and I grab each other’s hand and sing “I got you babe”
please pardon my lack of etiquette. We have so much appreciation for the energy you guys put into making this master piece.
— ye (@kanyewest) December 4, 2018
Gotta love a passive aggressive exchange.
More pics of The Wests arriving at the Neil Simon Theatre last night:
On this week's episode of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," Kanye speaks again. And he tells Kim why he thinks it's "important to the culture" for her to return to Paris for Virgil Abloh's LV Men's show.
"I just think for the culture, for Kim K. to show up to the first black designer at Louis Vuitton's show who was the best man at my wedding, I just think that the world would really love to see you there," Kanye told her.
Not sure why a white woman being seen at Virgil's show is so vital for the culture. Virgil's success itself is important to the culture all on its own. But ok 'Ye. For someone who has been so outspoken about not needing or receiving white people's co-sign to succeed in the fashion world, such an interesting statement.
Tristan Thompson has had ENOUGH of y'alls dragging and shenanigans. He snapped on courtside fans at last night's game, and then made some demands about respecting him. Hmph. Watch it go down inside...
If only he snapped this hard on all those females in his face that he ended up cheating with. Apparently, he reserves flipping people off and the "ignore treatment" for basketball fans sitting courtside.
When the Cavs traveled to Brooklyn to play the Nets last night, fans were doing their best to get under "bum" Tristan Thompson's skin. And it worked. The now "team leader" had HAD it, and reached in his feelings bag and pulled out a middle finger. Watch:
After the game, he was def feeling himself. After he talked about getting another double-double and the W against the Nets, he said his opponents "better put some respect on his name."
At least he'll always get love from his kiddies. He's celebrating his first Christmas with TWO kids, and he says it's going to take a lot more presents to get things right this year. He's on an upcoming episode of Complex's Kickin’ it with Kickstradomis customizing a pair of Nike Air Max sneakers with the names of his 16-month-old son Prince (with ex Jordan Craig) and 7-month-old daughter True (with Khloé Kardashian).
“I got a son that’s 16 months and I have a daughter, so Christmas is going to be a little more expensive,” Thompson jokes, laughing. “We gotta buy more gifts now. You gotta take care of the little ones, make sure they’re good.”
"RHOA" stars NeNe Leakes and Porsha Williams are back at each other's necks again. And since pregnant Porsha has time, she's spilling all the tea on NeNe's petty ways. Also, their co-star Eva Marcille chimes in about what Winnie Harlow said about Tyra Banks' "America's Next Top Model." Get it all inside...
They're back at it again!
After hashing out their differences last season and kicking off the new season of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" on a good foot, NeNe Leakes and her "little sister" Porsha Williams are back at odds.
On the last episode of "RHOA," we saw drama unfold as rumors were being spread about Porsha's fiance Dennis McKinley. So here's what happened...
During a lunch date with Nene, Cynthia Bailey and Marlo Hampton, Kandi Burruss spilled tea about Porsha's man and was wondering what she should do with the information she had. During their conversation, she revealed Dennis apparently loves to get women's names tattooed on his body. Yep, that's the same thing he told Porsha. Not only that, Kandi mentioned he was still dealing with one chick while he was in a full blown relationship with Porsha, who iscurrently carrying his baby.
Kandi asked the ladies if she should tell Porsha and they all advised her to stay out it. All of the ladies agreed to NOT tell her because it was not their business.
Well, one of the ladies went back and told Porsha everything that was said. And when they did, all hell broke loose between Porsha and Dennis. Folks started connecting the dots and it was revealed that Kandi was the culprit.
Kandi, Porsha, NeNe and Cynthia decided to discuss the situation over dinner and NeNe was adamant she didn't go back and tell Porsha anything. Even in the confessional, NeNe said she didn't tell Porsha anything because she "doesn't get into other peoples' relationships." She must forgot to tell Porsha not to say anything because Porsha revealed NeNe WAS the person who told her during her confessional. In fact, she said NeNe told her Kandi didn't tell her because "she was worried how you'd react." Oh?
Well, following the episode, NeNe hopped on Instagram to pop off on Porsha for "throwing her under the bus." The self-proclaimed "RHOA" HBIC posted a picture of herself with Porsha and wrote, "When you a ride or die chick!!! Hey lil sis, I got your back! Lil sis: yeak ok! Then throws big sis under the bus! What the F*CK #loyalty #dontbitethehandthatfeedsyou I'm out #beloyaltosomebody."
Pregnant Porsha had time, so she popped back at NeNe in her comments section, writing, "So you text me and ask me a question then make an assumption. Now you come on social media and blast me! B*tch you got me twisted. #FakeasHell #CutTheCrap."
After popping off on social media, Porsha went on Dish Nation to explain what was going on behind-the-scenes and revealed how PETTY NeNe was really acting. After the episode aired, Posha said NeNe texted her about "throwing her under the bus" and before they could finish their text conversation NeNe went on social media to BLAST her.
Porsha said NeNe is mad about something going on in her life and is taking it out on her. She then said she never said NeNe was the one who told her about the rumors. Umm...maybe Porsha missed the part that aired where she was in the confessional and revealed NeNe was the one who told her.
"I can't explain what seems crazy to me. I still never said NeNe was the one who told me, so I don't know," she explained.
Porsha said they were in the middle of texting about it when someone sent her NeNe's diss post aimed at her and she was confused as to why she would come for her on social media before they were even finished their discussion.
NeNe has since deleted her post dissing Porsha, however, she put this "subliminal" about loyalty up:
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Loyalty is hard to find! Why is that? Thank you to the people that ride wit me til the tires fall off! many of these girls are in alliances they think you know nothing about they wanna be looked at as the good person (when they are not) keep the people close to you who are down with you! Keep the people who think YOU think they are down for you even closer #datpart #stopgivingpeoplepassesforbadbehavior
In other "RHOA" news..
New "RHOA" star/former "Top Model" star Eva Marcille is speaking out after Winnie Harlow made some comments about Tyra Banks' "America's Next Top Model" that she didn't appreciate.
Cycle 21 contestant Winnie Harlow appeared on "Watch What Happens Live" recently and said the show really didn't have much to do with her success.
“I really started after the show, ’cause that really didn’t do anything for my career…which, it doesn’t do anything for any model’s career, realistically. A photographer from London hit me up—major photographer Nick Knight—and he was like, ‘Hey, I’ve seen your photos online, and I want to do a shoot with you.’ It went viral, and I got campaigns from there, and it hasn’t stopped since.”
Yeah, Eva wasn't feeling that response, so she shared how she felt about Winnie downplaying "ANTM's" role in her supermodel success. Watch the clip above.
Do you agree?
New details have emerged about how police fatally shot army vet Emnatic Bradford Jr. on Thanksgiving. Get those deets, plus why one FSU fan got fired from his job inside...
Being black in America will get you killed by police even when you're NOT the bad guy.
Details are emerging about the army vet who was gunned down by police in an Alabama mall on Thanksgiving. Officers in Hoover, AL were responding to a shooting at Galleria Mall in Birmingham just before 10pm on Thanksgiving. Two people - a 12-year-old and 18-year-old - were injured.
Police shot and killed 21-year-old Emantic "EJ" Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., who they said was holding a pistol. And he was. The reason? He was helping other shoppers to safety during the shooting. However, when police got on the scene and saw a black man holding a gun, they immediately assumed he was the shooter and killed him on the spot. Obviously, the 2nd amendment doesn't apply to black men.
It's reported the police never gave EJ any commands or anything. They just started shooting when they saw a black man with a gun in his hand. Not only that, it was reported they didn't give him immediate medical attention after shooting him.
Initially, the police said they fatally shot the gunman. Then, they came back and said they made a mistake. The police department issued a statement admitting they shot the wrong person. The suspect - 20-year-old Erron Brown - was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals Service in Georgia last week.
The family hired famed attorney Benjamin Crump and he had an independent autopsy done on EJ's body. The report showed he was shot three times FROM THE BACK. He was shot in the head, back, and neck. One of the bullets entered the back of his head and another the back of his hip. He also had a laceration on his right eyebrow that might indicate he fell face forward after being shot.
“We believe based on this forensic evidence that this officer should be charged with a crime,” Crump said during a news conference. “There’s nothing that justifies him shooting E.J. as he’s moving away from him. You’re not a threat when you’re running away.”
The former army vet had graduated from Catholic high school in the area and joined the army in 2017. He reportedly was "administratively separated” from the service in August. His father, Emantic Bradford Sr. - who is a former corrections officer - said his son had a permit to carry a concealed weapon. He also said had police given him commands when they first made contact, he would still be alive today.
The killing has sparked protests in the Birmingham area, where protesters have demanded the release of body camera footage of the incident. Hoover Police Department said they aren't releasing any evidence - including video of the fatal shooting - until their investigation is complete.
We're SO sick of hearing about innocent black people dying at the hands of police. And so is "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah. Here's what he had to say about the unfortunate situation:
“Multiple people heard gunshots and pulled out their guns, but the only one shot by police was a black guy?”
Trevor on the shooting of Emantic Bradford Jr.: pic.twitter.com/bOiOvwGwE5
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) November 28, 2018
In other news..
A FSU fan has been fired from his job after posting racists remarks about football coach Willie Taggart, the first black head football coach in FSU's history. Serves him right.
An employee at Hilton Grand Vacations shared a meme that featured a lynching of Florida State head coach Willie Taggart. After FSU got stomped out by the Florida Gators, the unidentified employee posted an image that featured the FSU head coach's face atop of the body of a black man hanging from a tree.
Now, he's headed to the unemployment line.
According to reports, the Seminoles fan was first suspended by the Orlando-based company. After they investigated, they let the team member go.
"Our concern regarding this situation has been a top priority," said Lauren George, a spokeswoman for Hilton Grand Vacations. "The person responsible for posting this information has been terminated. His behavior was in violation of multiple company policies and the furthest example from being a reflection of our company’s values."
While the company has declined to release the name of the employee due to confidentiality, screenshots of the post have been linked by to Tom Shand's social media account.
A formal investigation is being conducted by Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney Jack Campbell.
Campbell confirmed his office was investigating the Facebook post. However, he said he only knew Shand's name based on media accounts and a screenshot of the post.
“It’s hard for me to prosecute a Facebook post,” Campbell said. “That’s why we’re working with our law enforcement partners to find out what the true facts are. Then I can make a determination of what charges are appropriate.”
Part of the investigation is determining where the post originated and what venue prosecution would take place in, Campbell said.
“Any threat of violence to anybody in this community – he’s a father, a husband and a member of our community – we’re going to investigate it to the fullest extent possible.”
Let's keep our fingers crossed that they actually do something rather than just SAY what they're going to do.
Another video of troubled NFLer Kareem Hunt has surfaced where it shows the aftermath of an alleged altercation. Go inside to see the clip, plus deets on the NFL insisting police hand over the first video, Madden wiping him off the 2019 edition game and former NFL star Michael Vick responds...
There's a THIRD incident coming to light involving NFLer Kareem Hunt...along with the video proof.
The former Kansas City Chiefs running back was cut from the team after surveillance video of him shoving and kicking a woman in the hallway of a Cleveland hotel in February surfaced. After news broke that he was being cut, the NFL revealed they were also investigating him for another incident where he allegedly punched a man in the face at an Ohio resort back in June.
Now, video footage of Kareem being held back after allegedly beating a man up inside a Kansas City nightclub in January has surfaced. Sighs...
TMZ got their hands on a video of Kareem being restrained by a security guard moments after he allegedly beat down a 37-year-old man who had to be hospitalized for a broken nose and broke rib.
Apparently, he filed a police report, making claims that Kareem, former Chiefs running back George Atkinson, and others jumped him at the Mosaic nightclub around 2 AM on January 7th.
However, he stopped cooperating with police and no charges were filed.
Peep the aftermath of the fight below:
Chronologically, the incident above is the first known altercation involving Kareem this year. The 2nd incident with the woman happened in February and the altercation with the Ohio man went down in June (where there isn't any video). Kareem was not arrested or charged with a crime in that incident either. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Kareem will likely serve MORE than the baseline six-game suspension.
Following the release of the first video, Kareem sat down with ESPN's Lisa Salters to apologize for his actions during the February altercation. He admitted he lied to the Chiefs organization about the incident and he also revealed the NFL never came to talk to him about the Feb. incident.
According to Athletic's Nate Taylor, the Chiefs were trying to get their hands on the first tape but were unsuccessful. The organization knew the video existed, but they were reportedly instructed by the NFL to NOT pursue it as the league investigated the situation.
Now the NFL is insisting they asked for the security video from Cleveland police months ago, but were unsuccessful. They are responding to rumors that said they didn't request to see the video until AFTER TMZ leaked it.
The NFL released a statement about the video that said:
"We had multiple verbal conversations with Cleveland police officers and requested surveillance video immediately upon learning of the incident in February," NFL vice president Brian McCarthy said in a statement.
"In addition, NFL representatives also made requests for surveillance video to the hotel property. We also obtained and reviewed the material developed by the police, which included the written reports prepared by the officers who responded to the incident, and later the interviews that were recorded by bodycams and the recordings of the 911 calls."
When asked for comment by NBC News on Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the Cleveland Police Department said she would have to look into the NFL's claim but indicated she had no record of a request being made by the league months ago.
No one picked up the NFL rushing leader before the deadline, so he will not be playing this season.
Now, EA Sports is scrubbing him from the Madden 2019 video game. The video game company decided to take him off the roster amid the controversy.
"We are in the process of removing Kareem Hunt from the Madden NFL 19 roster, Madden Overdrive and Madden Ultimate Team," a rep for EA Sports tells TMZ Sports. "Any of our players who currently have Hunt on their Ultimate Team will receive a replacement generic player with identical stats."
After former NFLer Ray Ricespoke out about helping Kareem through these troubling times, Michael Vick is now speaking out. The former NFL quarterback, who was given a 2nd chance in the NFL after he spent 19 months in prison for illegel dogfighting, told TMZ the only way Kareem is going to bounce back from this is by getting anger management help.
"I can relate to that situation because I seen it over and over again as a child. I spent time with Kareem Hunt when I was in Kansas City and I think he's a good kid. Now, he has to show that he's even better because he made a major mistake."
He can always reach out to me, I'm going to give him positive advice," Michael Vick told the site. "I didn't condone what he did. I'm against that, but he's gotta learn from the situation."
Peep the clip below:
Folks were evacuated from the NYC screening of LIFETIME's "Surviving R. Kelly" documentary and his ex-wife Andrea Kelly (who was there) believes he's behind it. More inside...
A New York screening of LIFETIME's upcoming documentary "Surviving R. Kelly" was evacuated after "several anonymous threats were called in," according to the network.
The premiere was being held at NeueHouse Madison Square and it featured special guests #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, #OscarsSoWhite founder April Reign and R. Kelly's ex-wife Andrea Kelly, along with accusers of Kelly, including Kitti Jones, Jerhonda Pace, Lisa Van Allen, Asante McGee and Lizzette Martinez.
The theater was cleared out after receiving two threatening phone calls from an anonymous person. According to reports, if the "film continued to play, someone inside the theater would start shooting." The calls were routed to local police, who advised the theater to get everyone out of there STAT!
"As a precaution, the network chose to evacuate the building. The safety and security of our panel, guests and staff is of paramount importance to Lifetime," the network said.
— April (@ReignOfApril) December 5, 2018
While the person who made the call is still unknown, it's reported the call originated from Chicago, Kelly's hometown.
Following the evacuation, Andrea Kelly spoke to Variety and she believes R. Kelly had everything to do with the gun threat. Even if she can't prove it.
"I can’t speak to what he would or would not do because I don’t know what his mindset is right now,” she explained. “But I would say that I don’t believe in happenstance, I don’t believe that anything is a coincidence. I do believe that in some shape, form or fashion it is connected to him. Now, whether he orchestrated it or not, that I cannot say. But I just do not believe in coincidences. Of all the theaters, of all the nights, of all the premiers, it happened with us."
"We were all blindsided. It’s a little disheartening, but at the same time there’s a little victory behind it. And what I mean by that is, you feel like after all the pain — reliving the memories, dealing with the PTSD, pouring your soul out into this documentary to help save lives — you kind of feel like this is my night of vindication, people are going to hear about it… and then the disappointment of feeling the rug has been pulled out from under you."
"But I will say that whomever is behind it and whatever their goal was, if they thought it was something that was going to dismantle us or crush us in any way it actually did the opposite. All they did is unite even more than we already were, and all they did was let us know that we are doing a mighty work and we will not be stopped."
LIFETIME will be airing a three-night documentary series that will focus on the women who claim they have been abused by the "Step In The Name Of Love" singer. The series is executive produced by Dream Hampton and will include interviews with survivors, their families and also a few celebrities, including John Legend, Sparkle, Wendy Williams, and the #METOO movement founder Tarana Burke.
They may have shut down one screening, but "Surviving R. Kelly" will air over the course of three-nights, set to premiere on January 3rd at 9PM EST.
In case you missed, see the trailer HERE.
NBA baller Kevin Durant is taking his "Swagger" series to Apple. Meanwhile, Issa Rae is gearing up to star and produce a modern-day Cabbage Patch series for HBO. Deets inside...
Kevin Durant is seemingly following LeBron James' blueprint outside of the NBA.
Apple just picked up a new series titled "Swagger," a basketball-themed drama from the Golden State Warriors forward and his Thirty Five Ventures, "Shots Fired" co-creator Reggie Rock Bythewood, Imagine Television, and CBS TV Studios.
"Swagger" is inspired by NBA baller's youth basketball experiences. According to Variety, it will explore the world of AAU basketball in the nation's capital, and the players, their families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, and opportunism and corruption.
Bythewood will write, direct, and produce the series and he'll also serve as the showrunner.
The pickup for Swagger, which had been in the works for a while, comes days after the announcement of a Universal movie based on the formative early years of fellow NBA star LeBron James playing on a youth basketball team in Ohio.
Swagger also marks CBS TV Studios’ first series at Apple.
Making moves on and off the court. Congrats Durant!
As for another YBFer with a new show...
Issa Rae is gearing up to bring us a modern day Cabbage Patch Dolls series on HBO.
The "Insecure" star, who signed a first-look development deal to create two more HBO shows, is teaming up with Laura Dern to co-write, star and executive produce a limited series titled "The Dolls" for the cable network. And the show will explore real-time issues like race, class and, you guessed it, privilege.
The project, which is in development, will recount the aftermath of the Christmas Eve riots within two small Arkansas towns in 1983 in which violent customer outbursts erupted over Cabbage Patch Dolls.
The limited series, which will be written by Insecure trio Rae, Laura Kittrell and Amy Aniobi, will explore class, race, privilege and what it takes to be a "good mother."
The Cabbage Patch riots were a series of fights at retail stores that erupted following the breakout demand for the doll brand that was one of the most coveted pop culture items of the '80s. (The toy line remains in production today.)
Here's a clip of the some the madness that went down in the 80s below:
Are you here for it?
We're not shocked, but we're a bit surprised that THIS is how Cardi B. explains why it ended. The Cephuses are no longer, and the latest rapper chick that Offset has been accused of cheating with, just SNAPPED. The latest on Cardi & Offset's breakup inside....
It was all good less than a week ago. Cardi B. and Offset have been slobbing each other down, on baecay together last month, hugged up (above at the Hawks game last week), commented about sexual relations and every other over-the-top expression of love lately. But according to Cardi, they haven't been working out "for a while now." Oh?
The "Be Careful" rapper took to Instagram to say she and her baby's faavuh (not typo) are no longer together after almost 15 months of marriage. And folks are losing it.
We guess their on stage slob-down this past weekend was all for show.
Reminiscent of the f***ery that was the Future and Ciara breakup aftermath, plenty of folks are upset at Cardi for calling it quits and "breaking up their home." We find that utterly amusing since Offset has been caught cheating PUBLICLY a MINIMUM of 3 times - before, during and after Cardi had baby Kulture. Yet, she took him back each time he half-assed apologized and half-assed denied things. We hope foks are in his comments just as hard telling him HE f'd up. But we already know they're not.
Offset did respond to her post, commenting:
How? HOW? Just like a f**kboi to place blame on everybody else but themselves.
We guess Cardi finally smartened up. Becoming responsible for another girl who will be her own woman one day can have that effect.
So what suddenly brought on this courage to leave, when Cardi was vocal several times prior to this about staying with Offset despite his (alleged) cheating?
Well, Offset IS dropping a solo album next week. A PR stunt breakup is right up his alley. But we actually don't think Cardi needs something like this, and never has.
There's also the fact that alleged text messages leaked a couple days ago showing a friend of rapper Cuban Doll trying to set up a threesome with Offset, who was trying to fly them out.
Hmph. When getting FLEWED OUT goes wrong...
The friend, Summer, posted an apology letter saying she feels bad about hurting another woman. Oh? We guess she didn't know Cardi was married . *girl-you-tried-it eyeroll*
And Cuban Doll, the rapper who suddenly got "dropped" from Cardi's Fashion Nova release party performance list last month, is popping off:
Still, the blame lies with Offset, if true. The person who took vows and voluntarily married his wife and voluntarily procreated with her. Can't tell some men nothing, though.
Do you think it's all stunt, or is Cardi finally fed TF up?
The "Insecure" stars are out here doing it big! Natasha Rothwell just nabbed an overall deal with HBO and Amanda Seales has a comedy special set to air on the network. Meanwhile, Trevor Noah trekked it back to South Africa for a conversation about racism and more with his grandmother. Get it all inside...
Look, black women are doing the damn thing.
"Insecure" is arguably one of the best TV series out right now. The cast is amazing and the writing is SPOT on.
The show is SO bomb, it's creating even more opportunities for the cast. After creator Issa Rae inked a first-look development deal to create two more shows, "Insecure" star/writer/series producer Natasha Rothwell has landed her own overall deal with the premium cable network.
With her many talents, she'll be developing an original idea for HBO that she will write, exeutive produce AND star in. Woot! Yes, get all of those coins and credentials.
Oh, and she has several new projects coming down the pipeline as well. Deadline reports:
She’ll next be seen in Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman 1984, as well as the live-action animated film Sonic the Hedgehog based on the Sega video game. Rothwell also will appear in the indie film Limited Partners opposite Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne.
Congrats Kelli, we mean Natasha! We can't help it. We LOVE her character.
As for her co-star...
"Insecure" star Amanda Seales is gearing up to bring some laughs on HBO. She'll be starring in her own stand-up comedy special, "Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin'" that will debut Saturday, January 26th at 10PM EST.
Taped at the Edison Ballroom in New York City, the comedian’s first hour-long special is produced for HBO by Jesse Collins Entertainment. Not only is she the star, she'll be executive producing the show as well alongside Jesse Collins. Also, Stan Lathan, Sanaa Lathan's dad, will direct.
— Amanda Seales (@amandaseales) December 3, 2018
Y'all know she's about us some REAL with loads of laughter because chick always keeps it 100.
In other news...
Talk show host Trevor Noah took his show, "The Daily Show," to Johannesburg, South Africa for a special episode. He was there to host the Global Citizen Festival that went down on Sunday.
During the special "Self-Deportation Edition" of the talk show, Trevor took fans back to his roots and shared how he grew up, giving a tour of his neighborhood. And then, he paid a visit to his 91-year-old grandmother, but not before giving a tour of her house MTV Cribs-style.
"Welcome to Soweto, he said. "This is where I grew up. This is where everything goes down. What's amazing about this place is that nothing's changed, in a good way."
After the tour he went inside to speak with his grandmother (whom he affectionately called Gogo) about Nelson Mandela, following the celebration on Sunday. Trevor's Gogo said Mandela was like their "God on Earth." He was inspirational to them all because that was the first time seeing a black lawyer. She said black people weren't allowed to be nurses, teachers or policemen, so Mandela offered hope to them all.
Trevor's Gogo talked about how the people were scared of the tall, white policemen. She reflected on a time the police knocked on her door at 3AM and told her to leave her house.
"For young people, it's very hard for them to understand how scary it was to be a black person in living in South Africa during the time. But everybody was scared of the police," he said.
Noah shared with his grandmother that some people felt apartheid was a better time than what it is now. Apartheid is a policy or system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race.
"It wouldn't be better," she said.
She talked about how kids were scared of Trevor when he was a little boy because they thought he was a white man. (He's mixed). She said the kids used to run away from him because it was the "the first time they saw a white man in their location."
Trevor's grandmother also shared deets about being an "entergetic" and "naughty" child and how he drove her crazy playing in the street. Soak in the sweet moment above.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) December 5, 2018
Correspondents will be filling in for the talk show host this week since he lost his voice! Get well soon!
1.Tamron Hall's new syndicated daytime talk show has expanded its coverage in the U.S. It's not sold in 50% of the nation. STORY
That's one way to change the conversation. Just hours after Cardi B. announced she and Offset were dunzo, she unveiled the first look at their baby girl Kulture. See the cuteness inside...
We've waited five long months to get a peek at baby Kulture Kiari Cephus. Cardi talks about her every 5 seconds, just like any proud new mom would. And now, we get to see exactly why she misses her so freakin' much every time she needs to leave her for a few hours:
Cardi shared the photo just now, while folks are still in a tizzy over her and Offset's breakup announcement. So we can't help but wonder if posting this was payback to Offset, who's been accused of cheating (again). Cardi previously said Offset told her NOT to post their baby on Instagraam, even though she was dying to do so.
Sounds like Offset loved to control things, everything but his vitamin D deliveries.
The new mama previously gushed about little Kulture saying:
"Yo, her lips is crazy...her lips is a mix of Offset, Hennessy and Rihanna's lips. This might be Rihanna's baby y'all. This might be Rihanna's baby.
"She's just so exotic looking. She just like...I don't know. She don't even look like me [laughs]. Then her eyes, they just so—wow! They so big. And it's like, what the hell? I don't got big eyes and Daddy don't have big eyes...she looks like a doll."
And she was right, her lips are so adorably perfect. And she does look just like Cardi's little sis, Hennessy Carolina.
Welcome to the social media world, Kulture!
Bow Wow's been doing the most during this on-again, off-again relationship with Kiyomi. He was doing the most before that too. Now, Da Brat is reading him for filth like we've all been wanting to.
In an exclusive sneak peek for tonight's "Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta", ow Wow finally gets told about himself. He's been throwing thirst tantrums on Instagram about folks not putting respect on his name, been flaunting how much clout and wealth he has to prove some type of point, and been fighting and ish at the club because he's all the way in his feelings since his tumultuous relationship with "Wild N Out" girl Kiyomi.
Even his mama, Teresa tells Kiyomi to stay away from Bow. Sheesh.
So when Bow's long time So So Def homie Da Brat told him to get his ish together, and couples' therapy aint gonna save them, we damn threw holy water at both of them for this convo finally happening. Maybe his annoying AF IG posts will calm down a bit. We're sure he means well.
"GUHH: ATL" airs Thursdays on WEtv.
There's drama going on in the Royal Family, but Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are protecting their peace. See the parents-to-be attend a Christmas event together and get the deets on everything that's going on with them and the family inside...
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are still making their royal appearances as they wait for the first bundle of joy.
The Duke and Dutchess of Sussex stepped out for their first Christmas Carol service together attending The Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Funds Christmas Carol Service at St Luke's Church in London, skipping out on another royal event.
On the same night, Queen Elizabeth threw her annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace with Prince William and Kate Middleton in attendance. No, Meghan and Harry didn't skip out on the event due to the drama going on. The former "Suits" actress was scheduled to be a guest reader at the service.
Great to see the Duchess of Sussex support the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund charity with a reading at this evening’s carol service. Meghan & Harry attended together, William & Harry are joint patrons of the amazing charity which supports children’s education in Uganda. pic.twitter.com/dm2ZoaCwm4
— Roya Nikkhah (@RoyaNikkhah) December 4, 2018
So here's the drama that has allegedly been going on behind-the-scenes...
It all started last month when certain staff members suddenly quit working at the Royal Palace. It was then reported that Meghan was allegedly shaking things up in the palace with her west-coast style work ethic. Apparently, folks in Kensington Palace felt some type of way.
Then, the REAL tea came out. It was reported that Meghan and Harry will be moving out of the Royal Palace to a cottage in nearby Windsor as they prepare for the birth of their baby. Hmmm...
There's reportedly tension between brothers, Prince Harry and Prince William. It's reported their beef got so bad they can't stay under the same roof. It's said they are at odds since their wives - Meghan and Kate - reportedly don't get along.
Turns out, the ladies aren't quite feuding, supposedly. They just aren't particularly close.
Now, the royals feel like there's a mole leaking information to the press and Prince Harry is reportedly on a mission to find out who it is to stop all of the drama. That's right Harry, take up for your woman!
Former NBA player/coach Derek Fisher just booked a new gig while Raptors G League baller Kay Felder just lost his. Deets inside...
Derek Fisher, former NBA player and coach, will get another shot at coaching.
After getting fired as head coach of the New York Knicks in 2016, the five-time NBA champion will be taking over the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks team.
The Los Angeles Sparks are excited to announce the hiring of five-time NBA Champion Derek Fisher as Head Coach.
— Los Angeles Sparks (@LA_Sparks) December 5, 2018
"I'm excited to be the new head coach of the LA Sparks," the 44-year-old, who's engaged to Gloria Govan, said in a statement. "There is no finer organization in the WNBA and I can't wait to work with our ownership group, front office, talented players and staff to cement a culture of sustained excellence, which is what LA basketball fans demand -- and deserve."
He'll be coaching two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker and this is what she had to say about her new head coach:
"Derek is a great basketball mind who brings a ton of high-level experience to our team," Parker said. "I look forward to working with someone with championship pedigree and who has a track record of strong leadership. Derek has been a strong supporter of women's basketball for quite some time, so it's nice to officially welcome him."
Derek will be replacing former head coach Brian Agler, who resigned last month after four seasons.
His soon-to-be wife posted a congratulatory post on Instagram:
Kay Felder - Toronto Raptors G League player - has been CUT from the team following his domestic violence arrest a few days ago.
The 23-year-old point guard/2016 NBA Draft pick is being accused of choking a woman, leaving a mark on her neck.
Cops wouldn't confirm the identity of the accuser but multiple sources connected to the incident tell us the alleged victim is a woman who has known Felder for years.
We're told the two got into an argument after dinner and Felder allegedly got violent and choked her, leaving nasty marks on her neck. Our sources say the alleged victim was able to call a family member who then called police.
We're told paramedics responded to the scene and treated the alleged victim.
Law enforcement confirms Felder was booked for assault and utter threats. He's been released from custody and is due back in court later this month.
The Raptors 905 released a statement announcing the cut:
"On Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, Raptors 905 guard Kay Felder was charged by police in connection with an allegation of domestic violence. Raptors 905 have waived Felder, effective immediately. As this matter is before the courts, Raptors 905 will not comment further."
This ish has to STOP.
Magic Johnson's daughter Elisa Johnson speaks out for the first time after narrowly espacing a scary home invasion. Meanwhile, Laila Ali releases a statement after hitting an elderly man. Deets inside...
Elisa Johnson - Magic Johnson's daughter - escaped a super scary situation and is now speaking out.
The 23-year-old, who stars on her brother EJ Johnson's reality show, was spending time at an Airbnb, rented by her friends, in San Fernando Valley when two armed men entered the home.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ once the two men got inside they started terrorizing the 10 people who were in the home, holding them at gunpoint. Yikes. Elisa was in one of the bedrooms and heard the robbery going down. She was able to escape out a sliding door and then she ran down the street to safety.
The intruders reportedly stole $30-$40,000 worth of jewelry (including a Rolex), electronics and cash and then left the scene before police arrived. Thankfully, no one was injured.
TMZ received surveillance camera footage of some suspicious activity going on before the robbery.
Police are still investigating and - as of the time of this post - there's nothing to connect the two men or the Escalade seen in the clips above to the home invasion.
Following the terrifying ordeal, Elisa hopped on Instagram Stories to thank everyone who reached out to make sure she was alright:
Thank God she and all her friends are OK.
In other unfortunate news...
Laila Ali - daughter of Muhammad Ali - is speaking out after a serious accident in Calabasas that left an elderly man injured.
The retired boxer was backing up in a parking lot of a shopping center when she accidentally hit an elderly man. The man was treated by paramedics on the scene and then he was hauled off in an ambulance to a hospital. Law enforcement sources told TMZ the victim was in stable condition.
After hitting the man, Laila remained on the scene and spoke with LA County Sheriff deputies. She was not arrested or cited...at least...for now. The incident is being investigated by police.
The actress/author released a statement confirming she's OK and that she's praying for the man who was injured. She also revealed her 7-year-old daughter, Sydney, was in the car at the time of the accident.
— Laila Ali (@TheRealLailaAli) December 6, 2018
Prayers up for everyone involved.
Romeo Miller has a huge crush on a celebrity and he spilled the tea to TheYBF.com during the "Growing Up Hip Hop" premiere party. Go inside to find out who it is, plus peep pics of Angela Simmons, Vanessa Simmons and more partying it up....
Romeo Miller has his eye on one celebrity that he'd like to shoot his shot at. And we've got the tea on who it is.
YBF correspondent James Terrell bumped into Romeo during the "Growing Up Hip Hop" Season 4 premiere party in NYC where the rapper/reality star dropped a tidbit on who he's crushing on these days. And his answer may surprise you. Find out who has been on Romeo's mind below:
Following the death of her son's father Sutton
Following the murder of her son's father/ex-fiance Sutton Tennyson, Angela Simmons - flossing in a Oscar de la Renta mink coat - is seemingly trying to get back into the swing of things. She made an appearance at the party to promote the upcoming season of the show.
According to reports, Sutton is the victim of a homicide. He was reportedly found dead with multiple gunshot wounds inside an open garage on Jewel Drive in southwest Atlanta.
It's reported he was talking with a man in the driveway when "the conversation escalated" and the man shot Sutton multiple times. The suspect left the scene in a car.
Days after the shooting, a man named Michael Williams surrendered to police and faces multiple charges in the murder of Sutton. According to WSBTV, the alleged gunman shot Sutton several times as Sutton was walking away from the argument. Atlanta police Detective Darren Smith testified in court last month that a witness told police Michael shot Sutton.
The site reports:
The contractor who said he witnessed the shooting told police he was discussing a job with Tennyson when the gunman drove up. He said the two got into an argument over money.
The gunman fired multiple shots before he drove away in a gray BMW. Officers checked tag readers in the area and Smith said they had a hit on the car that was registered to Williams.
Smith told the court that Williams has killed before.
“He was convicted of a murder and some other weapons charges,” he said.
Williams’ attorney said his client was convicted of manslaughter, not murder. But Judge Holly Hughes said she had heard enough to move the case forward and denied Williams bond.
Williams faces a long list of charges: malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during a felony and possession by a convicted felon.
Prayers up for everyone involved, especially Angela and Sutton's son, Sutton Jr.
Angela had her support system/co-stars with her, including her sister Vanessa Simmons and her brother JoJo Simmons:
President and General Manager of WeTv Marc Juris came out to party.
Questlove was in the DJ providing the night's tunes.