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Penniless Piper: R. Kelly Says He’s Broke Weeks Before Trial Starts 

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The wack juice continues to be poured on R. Kelly. He now claims his finances are in shambles weeks away from a major trial starting.

As spotted on Page Six the Pied Piper Of Pee-Pee is in a place far more sunken that any of his fans or haters have imagined. Earlier this week he appeared in Brooklyn federal court for a hearing. During the proceedings his lawyer revealed that The R is hurting financially. “His finances are depleted,” said Devereaux Cannick. “I ask the court to give him daily copies of the transcripts.” He also stated that the Chicago, Illinois native has gotten severely out of shape while behind bars. “We need measurements for appropriate attire for his trial,” he said. “We’re trying to get his measurements. How can we take his size?” To which Judge Ann Donnelly retorted sharply “I’m not taking his size.”

Outside of the courthouse Cannick gave The New York Post some insight on how his client is doing. “He is tired of hearing allegations,” he explained. “He knows the truth and I think it’s very frustrating for him to hear these allegations and know the truth is out there and he just wants it to unfold. He believes that when folks are under oath and being examined we would be able to get to the truth”.

R. Kelly’s sex trafficking trial is set to start Wednesday, August 18. If found guilty the singer could face 10 years to life in prison if convicted of the federal charges.

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Sandra “Pepa” Denton Hit With $676,000 Lien 

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Sandra Denton, better known to many as Pepa of Salt-N-Pepa fame, has found herself the target of a lien after a plastic surgeon says Denton ditched paying a bill for services. The doctor filed the lien after Denton filed a lawsuit against Uber and is hoping that monies from the legal matter will settle the unpaid bill.

Radar Online exclusively reports that Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. David Sayah is demanding Denton pay $676,675 if she collects a judgment regarding the Uber suit. Dr. Sayah says he performed a number of implant and injection removals in 2019. In 2020, Denton sued Sayah for alleged negligence in connection to the surgical procedures. In Denton’s suit, she says Sayah botched a number of procedures in the rear end, this after she enlisted his services in 2018 after a car accident.

Because Denton’s suit is still open against Sayah, that might explain why the surgeon has gone unpaid.

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Oh Word?: 5’8″ Rapper Big Sean Claims Chiropractor Visit Helped Him Grow 2 Inches 

Big Sean Claims Visit To Chiropractor Helped Him Grow 2 Inches

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Has Big Sean discovered a way to grow well past puberty?
Big Sean might want to change his name to Bigger Sean following his latest claim. The Detroit rapper claimed in his Instagram Stories that he grew 2 inches thanks to visits to the chiropractor.

The “Blessings” crafter wrote over a video featuring himself and his boy Ronnie whom he said is 5-foot-10, “How da f–k I grow 2 inches?” “Chiropractor for a year straight twice a week, that’s how. Straight spine that’s how.”

“N—-s try to hate on me like I’m five-six,” he continued. “No, for real, I probably grew like a couple of inches.”

Interesting.

So does visiting a chiropractor really help you grow? Sadly no. Page Six reports that according to the experts at The Body of Beverly Hills Wellness Center, “actually make you a few inches taller,” but that patients “can notice a change in your height after a few sessions.”

“The secret lies in the spinal adjustment and posture changes that occur with chiropractic care,” according to The Body of Beverly Hills Wellness Center.

Commenters have been calling Sean’s revelation nothing but straight cap. One commenter wrote, “It’s your hair and your sneakers dog. Calm down lil fella.”

Another commentator added, “That fact that he even posted this shows how insecure he is bout it. No one cares.”

Lol, welp.

Big Season is still winning in life regardless of his height for very obvious reasons *coughs* Jhene Aiko.

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AKA Block and Muntu team up for “Best Friend” 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond


AKA Block teams up with singer Muntu on this moody reflective love song titled  “Best Friend.” The production here is sublime and rich with layered textures, pulsating basslines, and lush electric guitar lines over offbeat drum grooves. Muntu sure delivers a smooth heartfelt performance ripe with evocative lyrics that listeners can relate to. He dives into the pain of losing one’s first love.

 

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HHW Gaming: DaBaby ‘Fortnite’ Tie-In Discovered In Update By Data Miners, Epic Games Stays Silent 

Epic Games Declines To Comment On DaBaby Tie-In Discovered In 'Fortnite'

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Epic Games is definitely not reading the room following this discovery.

As spotted on The Verge, data miners made an interesting find while digging deep into Fortnite’s v17.30 update released on Tuesday (Aug.3) morning. A file containing audio for a new emote from The Migos latest track, “AM to PM,” which features currently embattled Hip-Hop star DaBaby, was discovered.

If you have no clue what is going on with the North Carolina Hip-Hop star, he has been embroiled in controversy following his headass homophobic comments toward people with HIV and AIDS he blurted out during his Rolling Loud Miami performance. Instead of apologizing, DaBaby doubled down on his comments leading to “DaBookings” and “DaBags” being fumbled.

DaBaby has said sorry for the “hurtful and triggering comments I made.” Still, it came too late because the “live show killa” has been dropped from numerous music festivals, including Lollapalooza that went down in Chicago without him, and the upcoming Austin City Limits, Music Midtown, iHeartRadio Music Festival, Governors Ball, and Day N Vegas festivals.

The possible emote discovered by data miners is not the first time the highly addictive game has worked with the hard-headed rapper. Epic Games has already put out two emotes based on DaBaby’s hit records “BOP on Broadway” and “ROCKSTAR,” putting them up for sale in the Fortnite item shop.

Epic Games chose to keep tight-lipped when pressed about the discovered new emote, leaving many to believe that the company possibly still plans on using the emotes.

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T.I. Was All Smiles While Breaking Down His Arrest In New Amsterdam Following “Biking Incident” Involving A Police Officer 

T.I. All Smiles While Explaining Why He Was Arrested In New Amsterdam

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T.I. took some time off from defending homophobia to go on vacation with his wife, Tiny. Still, the vibes were disrupted when he got caught up with a bit of pickle with New Amsterdam police, but it wasn’t an unpleasant experience at all, according to the rapper.

The Atlanta Hip-Hop star took to Instagram Live to share the ordeal he was experiencing at the time with his followers. In the roughly 2-minute IG Live session, the rapper was in good spirits while explaining he was “locked up” following a biking incident involving a police officer in New Amsterdam.

“So, I’m locked up now,” Tip begins in the video. “I’m obviously not supposed to have my phone as I’m biking, and because the policeman ran into me and broke his rear view[mirror], and because I didn’t have my passport on me. I don’t know. It’ll be fine.”

Apparently, T.I and his wife Tiny, who has been in Italy celebrating their 11th wedding anniversary, must have decided to make a stop in Amsterdam to keep the celebration overseas going. He further explained that he was detained without incident and politely asked to get in the police vehicle without the use of handcuffs.

“He was extremely upset. I, myself, was a great time. I’m still not upset. I’m having a phenomenal time. They arrested me and didn’t even put me in handcuffs. They just opened the door and invited me to the backseat. I obliged,” he added.

The “About The Money” crafter revealed that he had some issues making bond. He couldn’t use cash pulling about a huge stack of money that hilariously New Amsterdam police didn’t seize because police didn’t search him, he pointed out.  “We’re working on the buddy system out here, and I like,” T.I. said before ending the video.

He was eventually let out and shared another video hilariously explaining to a woman named Caroline that his 25 minutes of being “locked up” was nothing because he’s done “real time before.”

While we are happy to see his experience with law enforcement abroad was pleasant, we can’t say that will be the same case here if Sabrina Patterson and other salacious claims he and his wife have been accused of.

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DaBaby Reportedly DaDropped The Ball on Delivering Apologies To Festivals 

DaBaby hits the Z107.9 Summer Jam stage!

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It’s been a bad week for DaBaby, who’s now been dropped from a few music festivals including last weekend’s Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, Illinois. And the word is that once again, he did it to himself.

The North Carolina rapper found himself in the midst of heavy backlash after viral video emerged of him making a homophobic rant during his set at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami on July 25th. After notable musicians such as Questlove and Sir Elton John took him to task, he made a lackluster apology via social media. After that faltered, representatives for DaBaby reached out to seven music festivals that he was scheduled to appear at on July 28th. They assured the promoters at each festival, with Lollapalooza first up, that he would provide a heartfelt video apology to the LGBTQ+ community. The video would be  aired before he took the stage. But by last Sunday (August 1st), that video never materialized.

That morning, Lollapalooza organizers Live Nation and C3 put out a statement via social media that read: “DaBaby will no longer be performing at Grant Park tonight.” It went on to announce that Young Thug would be filling his slot. The following morning (August 2nd), the organizers of Day N Vegas and the Governor’s Ball festival in New York both announced that DaBaby was no longer in their event lineups.

Shortly thereafter, the Can’t Wait Live! benefit concert being held in Philadelphia removed him as a headliner and the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Music Midtown in Atlanta and ACL Fest in Austin, Texas all dropped him from their bills. This is in addition to being removed from the Parklife Festival lineup in Manchester, England making it a total of eight festivals. DaBaby’s management team declined to comment when contacted by outlets.

 

 

President Barack Obama’s Birthday Bash Cuts Down Guest List Due To Delta Variant 

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With the Delta variant (and Delta Plus) of the Coronavirus now infecting both the unvaccinated and vaccinated people at an alarming rate, President Barack Obama has made a change of plans in his upcoming 60th birthday party as he’s taking the kind of precautions everyone should be taking these days.

According to Raw Story the birthday bash that’s to take place this weekend at Martha’s Vineyard has cut down the guest list which included hundreds of famous celebrities to just close family and friends to ensure everyone’s safety as the Delta variant runs rampant across society.

“Due to the new spread of the Delta variant over the past week, the president and Mrs Obama have decided to significantly scale back the event to include only family and close friends,” Jenkins said.”

Originally famous friends of the Obamas such as Oprah, George Clooney and Steven Spielberg were set to attend the event, but given the new and dangerous variant, plans have changed and it seems like it’s going to be an intimate affair instead.

“It is to be held outdoors at an oceanside estate in full compliance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with all guests needing to be vaccinated and test negative for the virus, news reports said.”

Smart move.

Naturally Republicans are still criticizing Obama for holding the party, but these are the same people who’ve downplayed the virus in the past so no one cares what they have to say about anything pertaining to safety these days.

Party on, Mr. President. Party on.

Leomode and Alan Da Silva team up for “Sorte” [video] 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond


Producer/pianist Leomode teams up with singer Alan Da Silva for this awesome soulful collaboration titled “Sorte.” The track is a mellow piano-laden lo-fi beat ripe with lush mellow samples, smooth drums and of course Da Silva’s impassioned melodic runs that flow seamlessly over the production.

The visuals were directed by Franco Niella  with some superb animation by Romane Nardreb. A solid blend of performance shots, engaging cut scenes, and effects keep the listeners locked in as we enter the dream world filled with odd characters including the famous Lofi girl meme (mads popular by the youtube channel ChilledCow).

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Grandmaster Flash Says He Heard Dr. Dre’s New Album And It Will Change The Game 

Dr. Dre

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Even though he is a music icon Dr. Dre doesn’t have the best track record with delivering new music. Apparently Grandmaster Flash has heard his new album and according to him it will change the game.

As spotted on HipHopDX the legendary DJ was out and about last week. During his rounds in Los Angeles last week the founding member of N.W.A. invited him to pull up to his estate. Naturally anyone who receives that type of invite is most likely expecting to hear some unreleased music. Luckily the Bronx, New York native got just that and received an early listen to a forthcoming Dr. Dre project.

That day he posted a photo to Instagram detailing the special moment. “Here in LA doing the Disco Oasis with Nile Rogers tonite, I get a call from one of my heroes he invites me to the CRIB he takes me down to the STUDIO he played me a project that will change the game!!” he wrote. “Totally incredible, we top off the day for 2hrs talkin about Music, Family Health and Life thanks for the Invite Dr Dre”.

While Dre did release Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre back in 2015 his shelfed Detox album still seems to be his achilles heel. Interestingly enough Aftermath produce Dem Jointz posted a photo back in January with Dre, D.O.C, and other contributors in the studio. The caption read “And We Back!! #Detox21”.

Andre has yet to comment on Grandmaster Flash’s announcement nor confirmed he has new material slated for this year.

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