50 Cent Fan Sends Him $10K Worth Of Alcohol For His Birthday

This weekend, 50 Cent celebrated his birthday and he was lucky enough to get some gifts from his fans, friends and family. We all know that Fiddy will treat himself whenever he pleases and he’s always begging his rivals to pay him interest on what they owe him. He’s obsessed with getting his paper up. The thought consumes his brain on a regular basis. When he hit the club for his special day, the rapper ended the night with a big smile on his face because he could finally be fiscally responsible. He’s not exactly frugal but whenever he has a chance to spend somebody else’s money, Curtis will jump at the chance. While he probably makes way more bank than even his richest fan, one person decided to spoil Fif by spending $10K on him, making sure he drinks free all night.

50 Cent Fan Sends Him $10K Worth Of Alcohol For His Birthday
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Considering the fact that he ends every single one his social posts with the same hashtags, you won’t be surprised to hear that he was sipping from bottles Le Chemin du Roi all night, his own brand bubbly. According to Page Six, Jackson was very happy with the fan’s gift, keeping a smile on his face all night long. “He was dancing and partying when the parade arrived and seemed extremely happy,” said a source that was with him at Rockwell in Miami. 

50 Cent was reportedly surrounded by women at the club but he didn’t particularly seem smitten by any them. Instead, he enjoyed the night and rang in his forty-fourth year with a bang.

Kanye West Fights To Get “Ultralight Beam" Case Dismissed

Kanye West is still fighting to get the lawsuit surrounding his 2016 album The Life Pablo dismissed. As we previously posted, Ye grabbed a voice clip from a video a little girl praying in a car to use as the intro for the album’s first track “Ultra Lightbeam.” Kanye cleared the sample with the girl’s biological parents but it wasn’t until after that the girl’s adoptive parents sued Kanye, detailing in their lawsuit how they have the rights to the sample. 

Kanye West Fights To Get “Ultralight Beam" Case Dismissed
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Andrew and Shirley Green adopted Natalie in 2012 and while Kanye seemingly had no intentions going to the wrong party to get the sample, it has come back to haunt him. The Blast now reports that Kanye is fighting to get the case by Andrew and Shirley dismissed and admits to no wrongdoing. He’s also asking the parents to cover his legal bills. It seems as though Kanye has stated that his lawyer is the one who reached out to Natalie’s biological mother, so the issue with the lawsuit could be a mistake made by his legal team. 

There’s no word on just what kind damages Andrew and Shirley are asking to be covered but at the moment the case is still ongoing. 

Jay-Z Partners With Cannabis Company Caliva As New Brand Strategist

Hip-hop’s first billionaire continues to expand his empire with major moves into different industries. With the music industry on lock, he’s now jumping into the cannabis industry. Hov announced his new partnership with California cannabis company Caliva as he takes on the role the company’s new brand strategist. With Hov at the forefront social issues such as REFORM, he’s taking a similar approach to his work as Caliva’s brand strategist. Hov will be specifically focusing on helping those who were incarcerated on cannabis charges get into the legal weed business. 

“Anything I do, I want to do correctly and at the highest level,” Jay-Z said in a statement Rolling Stone. With all the potential in the cannabis industry, Caliva’s expertise and ethos make them the best partners for this endeavor. We want to create something amazing, have fun in the process, do good and bring people along the way.”

Hov’s move to the cannabis industry came after careful consideration. The rapper and businessman found Caliva to be the company that aligned the best with his values.

“For Jay-Z to seek out Caliva as a partner is humbling and confirms our mission being the most trusted name in cannabis,” Caliva CEO, Dennis O’Malley said. “To find that we were in complete alignment around our values and ethos was just a home run. We believe this partnership is unparalleled in this or any business and we could not be more pleased to be working with him and have him as our Chief Brand Strategist.”

"Cuphead" Video Game Is Officially Heading To Netflix

Die-hard gamers likely know the struggle  Studio MDHR’s Cuphead, either first-hand or through vicarious experience. Many the former camp have no doubt tasted the salt their own aggravated tears, having lived through the charming yet challenging game’s merciless gauntlet pain. Don’t let the 1930’s animation artwork fool you – Cuphead is a hellish romp, but one undoubtedly worth taking. Yet despite the game’s notorious difficulty, Cuphead has developed a loyal cult following, so much so that Netflix has ficially decided to throw their weight behind it.

The streaming giant ficially revealed plans to drop The Cuphead Show, an all-ages animated series hand-drawn by those at Netflix’s animation studio. Speaking with IGN, Cuphead co-creator Chad Moldenhauer opened up about passing the torch, stating “We are not going to be animating this ourselves] because it would never be finished.” He also explains that “the current goal is to stay as far away from computer-assisted] puppeteer animation as possible.”

While the release date has yet to be announced, IGN has also shared a press release, which teases the premise the series: “The character-driven comedy follows the unique misadventures the impulsive Cuphead and his cautious but easily swayed brother Mugman. Through their many misadventures across their surreal home the Inkwell Isles, they’ve always got one another’s backs.” 

Look for more details on The Cuphead Show to arrive shortly, and sound f below. Any interest in this one? 

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Antonio Brown Ended Furniture Tossing Lawsuit With College Tuition Check: Report

In April, we reported that Antonio Brown settled a lawsuit with a man named Ophir Sternberg who claims Brown threw furniture from his apartment complex and almost hit his 22-month old son. Sternberg says him and his son were walking near the complex’s pool when all a sudden, pieces furniture landed just in front them. This led to Sternberg’s son becoming traumatized and lawsuit eventually ensued. At the time the settlement, there were no details as to Brown had to pay, although that’s all changed thanks to legal documents acquired by TMZ.

It’s being reported that Brown gave Sternberg an unspecified amount to put towards his son’s college tuition fund, while Brown will also cut a check to a charity. Both parties are reportedly happy with this settlement and the case is considered to be closed as this moment. 

Brown posted a statement to his Twitter account although he quickly deleted it. According to TMZ, Brown said “The legal dispute between Ophir Sternberg and me has been resolved with a confidential sum funds being donated to charity. I am sorry that an incident occurred. I apologize for any statements we made in court filings or otherwise to Mr. Sternberg and family.”

Brown will be looking to focus on football as he will be a central part the Oakland Raiders this season.

"Stranger Things" Season 3 Pulls In The Most Streams Netflix Has Ever Seen

By now, most you have probably tuned into season three Netflix’s Stranger Things if you’re a fan the series and all that conspires in the Upside Down leading to the upheaving the town Hawkins. Before the season premiere, the streaming service got fans all kinds pumped for the latest chapter and it seemingly worked since Netflix has seen more streams in the four days the show being out than they ever have before. 

“40.7 million household accounts have been watching the show since its July 4 global launch — more than any other film or series in its first four days. And 18.2 million have already finished the entire season,” a tweet from Netflix reads. 

Season two also pulled in crazy numbers when episode one averaged 15.8 million U.S. streams in the first 72 hours with nearly 11 million coming solely from television views. 

“You definitely should not assume anything,” co-creator Matt Duffer said season three’s ending. “Assuming there’s a season 4, obviously the question who that American is in that cell and then also what they’re doing with the Demogorgon, that is a tease,” Ross Duffer added. “We try to tee up some season 4.”

Master P Delivers A Masterclass In Hustle On "The Breakfast Club"

There are no ifs-ands-or-buts about it: Master P is a legend in the game. If you don’t know the story the No Limit Soldiers, consider taking the time to familiarize yourself with a vital movement within the hip-hop historical timeline. Even now, people still praise P’s impact on both the music industry and his community New Orleans. A rare breed, to be sure, and one still raking in the dough to this day. Today, P took a moment to chop it up with The Breakfast Club, breaking down the importance black business, ownership, and entrepreneurship with the wizened voice experience. 

 Master P Delivers A Masterclass In Hustle On "The Breakfast Club"

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Of course, high fashion has ten been a point pride for many young rappers, who view lines like Gucci and Chanel as status symbols, a validation wealth never-thought possible. Yet it’s not uncommon for said designers to turn their back on the hip-hop community; how many times has, say, a Gucci boycott kicked f in recent memory? The fact is not lost on P, who opens the floor with a reflection on black ownership. “We all talk about Versace, Gucci, but we don’t own none this,” he states, pointing to his brand MoneYatti sneakers. “Every time we sell one these shoes, we putting money back into the community. This go to helping inner-city kids with education.”

At around the half-way mark, P drops a gem about his own drive. “A lot people speak on loyalty, we don’t speak on loyalty no more,” he explains. “Anybody can be loyal. But are you committed? Commitment is the most important thing in anything you do. You want to be successful, you have to be committed.” If you’re looking for a dose motivation, look no further. The wisdom Master P knows no boundaries.

Jay-Z Claims Victory In "Reasonable Doubt" Royalty Lawsuit: Report

As the saying goes: mo’ money, mo’ problems. Jay-Z knows that first hand. The rapper was recently dubbed the first billionaire in hip-hop but at the same time, he’s also had to deal with a few lawsuits. Thankfully, he’s received some good news recently when it comes to his battles in the court. According to The Blast, Hov is now in the clear in a suit with his former business partner over the royalties for Reasonable Doubt.

Jay-Z Claims Victory In "Reasonable Doubt" Royalty Lawsuit: Report
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Jay-Z and his former business partner Raynard Herbert, a.k.a Ray Rae, have mutually decided to dismiss the lawsuit over the royalties. Court documents said that the case is now closed. The defendant will also not be able to refile the case and both parties have agreed to pay their own court fees.

The suit was initially filed last year after Ray Rae accused Jay-Z, Dame Dash, Roc-A-Fella, and Roc Nation not paying him for his contributions to the album after 2008. According to the alleged agreement, Ray Rae was set to receive 1% the album’s prits for helping master the project as well as his role in landing Jay’s distribution deal for it. He said he stopped receiving cheques in 2008 — 10 years after receiving the first cheque. He claimed he never got a response from Roc-A-Fella after reaching out and decided to sue them in hopes to see the company’s accounting since he stopped receiving cheques. 

Serena Williams Fined $10K For Damaging Wimbledon Court

Wimbledon is in full swing and Serena Williams is doing her best at bringing home another title. The 37-year-old tennis champion reportedly had a rough start on Monday, according to the Associated Press, after she was issued a fine before a game had even been played. There aren’t many details being given regarding the incident, but reports state that Williams was fined $10K for somehow damaging one the courts while practicing. 

The All England Club wasn’t messing around when they dropped that fine on Williams. While it was one the largest the fines they’d given thus far, Williams wasn’t the only player to find themselves in trouble. According to reports, following tennis superstar Fabio Forgnini’s loss to Tennys Sandgren, Forgnini stated that he’s hoped “a bomb would explode at the club.” The New York Post reports that for that statement, Forgnini was fined $3K. He later apologized and said his comments were made in the heat the moment. Australian player Nick Kyrgrios was slapped with two fines—one for $5K and one for $3K—for unsportsmanlike conduct. He reportedly shouted at the umpire for not penalizing his opponent. 

Serena Williams Fined $10K For Damaging Wimbledon Court
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Meanwhile, this isn’t the first time Williams has had to pay up at a tennis event. During last year’s U.S. Open, Williams faced a $17K fine after she reportedly verbally abused an umpire and smashed her racket.

Halsey Calls Fan "Whiny Baby" After Accusing Her Of Using LGBT Flag As "Marketing" Plan

Halsey has been openly bi-sexual from as far as we can remember. She’s expressed it in interviews and her music from time so when an Instagram follower hers accused the singer using the LGBTQ flag as a “marketing strategy,” course, Haley clapped back. ‘Rainbow is the new marketing strategy,” a user commented on the image seen below. 

As captured by The Daily Mail, Halsey’s response was the following: “There’s been a flag in my show for 5 years. You’re just not paying attention you whiny little baby.”

Halsey Calls Fan "Whiny Baby" After Accusing Her Of Using LGBT Flag As "Marketing" Plan
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Halsey won the Outstanding Music Artist Award at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards and shared a speech that touched on her sexuality and the years proving to people that she has always just been herself. “Thank you for giving me the strength and courage every day to be myself. I can only hope that I do the same for you,” she said her award.

“I spent the past year and the year before that working really hard to be a better representative the LGBT community,” she added. “I’m a young, bisexual woman, and I’ve spent a large part my life trying to validate myself — to my friends, to my family, to myself — trying to prove that who I love and how I feel is not a phase. It’s not part some confusion that’s going to change or could be manipulated.”

Keke Palmer On Her Former Mentor R. Kelly: "Painful, Sad, Disappointing"

There was a time that Keke Palmer looked up to her mentor R. Kelly as someone as a good person. It was until recently, in light the Surviving R. Kelly documentary that the actress and singer realized the different masks R. Kelly wore. During a recent visit to Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Keke was asked her thoughts on the documentary where she called the whole situation “eye-opening, painful, sad, disappointing and heartbreaking.”

Keke Palmer On Her Former Mentor R. Kelly: "Painful, Sad, Disappointing"
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Andy followed up by asking Keke if she was surprised by all the allegations that R. Kelly has been accused . “Yes, because that’s not the side I knew,” said responded. “That’s not the person that I worked with. That’s not the experience I had. So, just imagine if you’re having a great experience with someone and then you’re hearing all this stuff it’s like, ‘Why didn’t you show them what you showed me?’ That’s the feeling I had.”

Keke detailed further how she looked at R. Kelly as a friend but seeing how he hurt others set her f.  “I think that anybody that loved him as a person probably feels that way. That’s not something you want to hear about somebody that you cared for,” she added. 

LeBron James Steps Out In Travis Scott x Nike AF1 Low Tie-Dye Customs

LeBron James broke out several exclusive sneakers at the Las Vegas Summer League this past weekend, including a Lakers-themed Nike LeBron 3 PE, as well as a custom Travis Scott x Nike Air Force 1 Low.

According to Nice Kicks, the tie-dye Catcus Jack 1s were actually gifted to LeBron by DJ Clark Kent.

LeBron James Steps Out In Travis Scott x Nike AF1 Low Tie-Dye Customs

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In addition to the eye-catching tie-dye design, the custom Air Force 1 Lows come equipped with metallic silver Nike swooshes, Cactus Jack branding on the tongue and upside down Nike Air logos on the heel tabs, just like the “Sail” colorway that hit retailers in July 2018.

The Lakers will take on the Golden State Warriors tonight at the Thomas & Mack Center, marking their third four games in the Vegas Summer League before the tournament. It remains to be seen if LeBron will be court side once again, but if he is all eyes will be on his footwear.

Continue scrolling for a closer look at the colorful Cactus Jack customs.

LeBron James Steps Out In Travis Scott x Nike AF1 Low Tie-Dye Customs

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LeBron James Steps Out In Travis Scott x Nike AF1 Low Tie-Dye Customs
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Tyrese Bombs First On Rappers Who Rhyme Offbeat

Instagram – Tyrese issued a PSA to his 10.5 million Instagram followers on Monday (July 8), explaining he just “had to.” Evidently, the multifaceted actor has an issue with the way some rappers out there can’t manage to rap on beat.

“Dear Rappers, Please let’s get back to rapping ON BEAT!!!!” he started. “Who the fuck are these engineers recording???”

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Within five hours of sharing the post, it received over 15,000 likes and close to 700 comments. While most people agree with Tyrese’s sentiments, there were a few who pointed out he hasn’t released a hit since 2002.

The song they are referring to is “How You Gonna Act Like That” from Tyrese’s 2002 album I Wanna Go There. The track peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and remains his most successful single to date. The YouTube video has since racked up over 115 million views.

Tyrese’s latest project, Black Rose, was released in 2015. He’s working on a new album called Identify Theft, which is expected to arrive sometime this year.

In between acting gigs and other endeavors, he’s also been ghostwriting for other artists. He made the admission during a 2017 interview with The Breakfast Club. 

Half-Black Rapper Pulls Out Detroit Festival After Learning White People Pay More

Detroit, MI – Burgeoning Detroit rapper Tiny Jag pulled out of the AfroFuture Fest music festival last week when she found out “non-POCs” were paying more than people of color.

According to the Metro Times, she was outraged when a white friend of hers sent a screenshot Instagram showing the ticket price discrepancy. She learned the early bird POC ticket was $10 while the early bird “non-POC” ticket cost $20.

“I was immediately enraged just because I am biracial,” she said. “I have family members that would have, under those circumstances, been subjected to something that I would not ever want them to be in … especially not because of anything that I have going on.”

Once Tiny Jag confirmed the festival’s ticket structure, she immediately canceled her appearance and asked organizers to remove her name from any promotional materials. During her interview with the Metro Times, she said it would be particularly offensive to her grandmother who is white.

“A lot of the songs that I perform are from my first project called Polly — that is my grandmother’s name,” she explained. “How do you want me to come to a performance and perform these songs off a mixtape that is titled after this white woman that you would have charged double to get in here? Like, it’s just outrageous from so many different angles.”

The AfroFutureFest explained their model on their Events Brite page.

WHY DO WE HAVE POC(PEOPLE OF COLOR) AND NONPOC(WHITE PEOPLE) TICKETS? I’M GLAD YOU ASKED!

EQUALITY MEANS TREATING EVERYONE THE SAME

EQUITY IS INSURING EVERYONE HAS WHAT THEY NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL

OUR TICKET STRUCTURE WAS BUILT TO INSURE THAT THE MOST MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES (PEOPLE OF COLOR) ARE PROVIDED WITH AN EQUITABLE CHANCE AT ENJOYING EVENTS IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITY (BLACK DETROIT).

AFFORDING JOY AND PLEASURE IS UNFORTUNATELY STILL A PRIVILEGE IN OUR SOCIETY FOR POC AND WE BELIEVE EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO RECEIVING SUCH.

WE’VE SEEN TOO MANY TIMES ORGASMIC EVENTS HAPPENING IN DETROIT AND OTHER POC POPULATED CITIES AND WHAT CONSISTENTLY HAPPENS IS PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF THE COMMUNITY BENEFITING MOST FROM AFFORDABLE TICKET PRICES BECAUSE OF THEIR PROXIMITY TO WEALTH.

THIS CYCLE DISPROPORTIONATELY DISPLACES BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE FROM ENJOYING ENTERTAINMENT IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES.

AS AN AFROFUTURIST YOUTH LEAD INITIATIVE THE VOICES OF OUR YOUTH INFORM OUR RESISTANCE.

HERE’S WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY

” IF YOU DON’T SEE MY BLACKNESS, YOU DON’T SEE ME. PERIODT!”

Following the backlash, it appears the AfroFuture Fest has tweaked its ticket structure. On Sunday (July 7), organizers took to the AfroFuture Fest Twitter account to break down the new pricing.

“For the safety of our community, family, elders who received threats from white supremacists,& youth who were subjected to seeing racist comments on our IG pg,” the post reads. “Afrofuture Fest has changed our ticketing model to $20 General Admission & suggested donation for nonPOC on @eventbrite.”

Tiny Jag issued an apology to her fans and admitted it was a tough decision.

“It’s not fun to withdraw out of shows, especially at home, especially in your hometown, and especially when your supporters have been so good to you,” she said. “It’s also not fun to do that to my fellow Black women, like that sucks too. It sucks that this is a thing that’s put a wedge here.”

Stevie J & Faith Evans Deny Breakup Rumours During Trip To Essence Festival

Just a couple weeks ago fans were sure that Stevie J and Faith Evans had called it quits just before their one-year wedding anniversary. Stevie had shared a number cryptic tweets on Twitter writing how “ones insecurities can damage them,” as well as, “cherish what you love just know nothing will last forever.”

It looks like those rumors can now be put to bed since TMZ caught up with the couple as they headed out Essence Festival in New Orleans and looked to be pretty okay. The publication asked them if there was trouble in paradise, leading Stevie to kiss Faith on the cheek asking “what does this look like?” 

Finally, after admitting that she thinks she’s in love Faith added: “You can’t believe everything that you hear.”

Stevie J & Faith Evans Deny Breakup Rumours During Trip To Essence Festival
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A while back Stevie J got real personal during an interview about their relationship and how things have changed since they’ve gotten married.  “I got to put in more work, know what I’m saying?” He then explained where the work is being put when he added, “I upped it from three to five times a day,” clearly talking about their sex life. 

“I knew he was going to go there with it. I already knew,” Faith responded.