Charlotte Flair Spotted With Ring Alongside Wrestling Boyfriend Andrade

The WWE recently finished up its biggest wrestling event the year with Wrestlemania 35 which featured the first ever all-women main event. It was a three-way fight between Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey, and Charlotte Flair. Flair is one the biggest names in the company and has been a staple the women’s wrestling side for years now. She is also in a longterm relationship with fellow wrestler Andrade and the two have been spotted on vacation in the Dominican Republic over the last week. 

During their vacation, Flair has been spotted with a ring on her ring finger, which has fans asking about whether or not they are engaged. TMZ reached out to Flair’s camp to inquire about the matter but no one seems to be giving a clear answer on it all. For now, all we know is that they look pretty happy together and that the relationship has progressed to a point where they feel comfortable posting about it on social media.

When it came to Wrestlemania, Flair and Rousey ended up losing the match to Lynch who has become a star in her own right. With Flair and Lynch at the helm, women’s wrestling is clearly in a good place.

Eminem Channels "Still Don’t Give A Fu*k" Energy With New Merch

At the onset Eminem‘s career, post-Infinite and pre-Dr. Drea stylistic transformation transpired. The once Nas & AZ-inspired “backpack rapper” took a turn into deranged territory, imbuing his bars with overstylized, violent, and zany fantasies. At the core Slim Shady’s personality was a simple mantra: to never give a fu*k. Said mantra ultimately birthed a pair  Slim Shady LP highlights, the single “Just Don’t Give A Fu*k,” and the album closer “Still Don’t Give A Fu*k.” And while the project recently celebrated its twentieth birthday, Em has never quite shed the defiant spirit behind his once mighty slogan. 

Eminem Channels "Still Don't Give A Fu*k" Energy With New Merch

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Today, Slim took a moment to showcase his new merch line, which centers around his iconic “Give A Fu*k” series. The white tee featured purple text in the back, which reads “Still Don’t (give a fu*k)” and “Slim Shady LP 20th anniversary.” While the shirts appear to feature a minimalist approach to the design, it’s what remains to be seen that has captured our attention. 

“Went back with @dannyhastingsand @skam2ficial to make an anniversary capsule from the original + unseen Slim Shady LP art,” writes Em in the caption, alluding to some unreleased artwork from Slim Shady LP. Given that the interior booklet features some truly surreal imagery, it would be interesting to see whether this unseen art follows suit. Could the drug-laden mummy return to some capacity? We can only hope. Look for the full reveal on Friday, and check out the first look below.

Katt Williams Ordered To Pay Alleged Assault Victim $25,000 In Default Judgment

Three years ago, a fan accused comedian Katt Williams assaulting him for no reason. Tyrell Williams, a fan, says that at an after party for one Katt’s shows, he tried to take a SnapChat photo the actor. According to Tyrell, this angered Katt causing the comedian to “suddenly and without warning” hit Tyrell’s iPhone out his hand. Tyrell then states in court documents that Katt punched him in the face three times before running from the scene.

The alleged victim filed a police report and issued a lawsuit against Katt. He claimed he suffered from a number injuries in addition to mental anguish, and sued for unspecified damages. According to reports, Katt blew f the lawsuit so a judge granted Tyrell a default judgment $25,000. This is just the tip the iceberg in legal troubles for the actor, as his lawyer in another case has filed a motion requesting to be removed as Williams’ representation.

Katt Williams Ordered To Pay Alleged Assault Victim $25,000 In Default Judgment
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Matthew Gurvitz Venable LLP is representing Williams in a lawsuit against him where a former assistant claims that Williams viciously attacked her by throwing her to the ground before slamming her head into the concrete. She claims that she lost consciousness and required hospitalization and is seeking $1 million. Gurvitz says that Williams has “become unreasonably difficult for Venable to carry out effective representation,” mostly because Katt’s “general lack communication.”

Williams has requested that the lawsuit filed by his former assistant be dismissed. Meanwhile, a Portland judge recently issued a bench warrant against Williams after he failed to appear in court. Those charges stem from an incident in October where the comedian is charged with assault.

Kid Cudi Drops $10K On Popeyes For Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

Just when we thought Post Malone was the only artist dropping thousands on Postmates, Kid Cudi has come through to show that he can too. The “Day and Night” music maker was surely pulling in big bucks during his Coachella sets and decided to give some back to those less fortunate by ordering $10,000 worth Popeyes for the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission.

Kid Cudi Drops $10K On Popeyes For Coachella Valley Rescue Mission
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The video below shows the carload filled with warm meals consisting Popeyes chicken, biscuits, mashed potatoes for all those staying and using the shelter. 

 

Kid Cudi already made another move with Postmates earlier in the weekend, collaborating on a 4/20 menu that consisted some once in a lifetime menu options crafted by the “Kids See Ghost” music maker. “Most the inspiration behind the names on the munchies menu comes from inside jokes with friends and nicknames earned over the years,” Kid said the menu, with such items consisting  Fancy Carbs & Cheese, Anti-Vampire Bread, Lit Pizza, Double Decker Taco and more. 

Speaking Kid and Coachella, he invited his homie Kanye West on stage to perform “Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1,” Kid See Ghosts’ “Reborn,” and “Ghost Town.”

Cardi B Hits Blogger With Defamation Lawsuit

Legal troubles continue for rapper Cardi B. Last week, reports from The Blast indicated the 26-year old mother as having rejected a guilty plea in relation to both an assault and reckless endangerment charge. In the latter, two exotic dancers claimed an attack was set up on them by Ms. “Bodak Yellow”, herself, out jealousy. The rapper has since shown up in court and refused to cop a plea, but instead agreed to bring the case to trial in the oncoming months. Though a possible future win may lie ahead, the Grammy-winning artist finds herself amidst more legal trouble. This time around, however, Offset‘s wife is not on the receiving end.

Cardi B Hits Blogger With Defamation Lawsuit

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According to TMZ, Cardi B is suing a blogger named Latasha K, the personality behind the Youtube channel unWinewithTashaK, for defamation character. The blogger is said to have posted a video wherein she supposedly calls the former dancer out for being a “drug-using prostitute with herpes.” In response, Cardi motioned for legal ramifications and her lawyers hired a process server to deliver the news to Latasha on Thursday night.

The released audio captured by TMZ clearly reveals the run-in did not go well. Amidst the noise, we can hear the server announcing the news to Tasha K and discussing her rights. The Youtuber was not having it and let the server know she was also within her rights to “blow something” in his head. Dicey, indeed, but despite the violent response, Cardi is still moving forward with the lawsuit and wants the mentioned video deleted.

Whitney Houston’s Alleged "Lady Lover" Teases Juicy Tell-All Book

Today marks almost ten-years since we lost the legendary songstress and vocal powerhouse, Whitney Houston. Her name was brought up amidst public chatter following the release her ex-husband, Bobby Brown’s biopic The Bobby Brown Story. The BET-special consisted a two-part series which explored everything from Bobby Brown’s career debut with the record-breaking group New Edition to a raw and unfiltered look at his temperamental relationship with the “I Will Always Love You” singer.

Whitney Houston's Alleged "Lady Lover" Teases Juicy Tell-All Book

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Moreover, the biopic specifically highlighted the tense relationship between Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston’s right-hand woman, Robyn Crawford. In a volatile scene from the biopic, the “My Prerogative” artist is seen arguing with Crawford before giving Houston an ultimatum to cut her f. Rumors aggregated shortly afterward, with fans suspecting Crawford being Whitney’s secret lover. Well, now that Brown has gotten the platform to tell his truth, Robyn Crawford is allegedly ready to fer hers. 

Whitney Houston's Alleged "Lady Lover" Teases Juicy Tell-All Book

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According to Bossip, the best friend to the late singer and actress Whitney Houston is ready to “set the record straight” through a tell-all book meant to reveal greater details about her tight relationship with Houston. “A Song For You,” the name the anticipated book, will hopefully give fans and curious-minds alike the answers they have been yearning for. Considering Crawford’s catty relationship with Bobby Brown, we can only wonder what potential fuss this tell-all will bring about. 

Vans & Harry Potter Have A Sneaker And Apparel Collection On The Way

Harry Potter is one the biggest fantasy franchises all times. Whether it be the seven books or eight movies, there are fans all over the world who have devoted their fandom to the popular book series from J.K. Rowling. While the main series has been done for a while, spin-f movies continue to be made and the franchise is still as popular as ever. With all this in mind, it’s no surprise that a sneaker brand like Vans would collaborate with an entity as huge as Harry Potter.

Well, if you’ve been waiting on a collection from the two, you’re in luck. Today, the brand announced on Instagram that a sneaker and apparel collection is, in fact, on the way. Over at the Vans website, there is currently a page dedicated to the collab which features all four Hogwarts houses including Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin, and Ravenclaw.

As right now, there is no release date associated with the collab, so you’ll have to sit tight as Vans gears up to unveil an ficial release date. Stay tuned as we will be sure to bring you the latest updates as soon as they become available.

Woodstock 50 Death Watch? Ticket Sale Date Indefinitely Postponed

Last month, the Woodstock 50 event reportedly ran into serious financial and logistical issues.

The event, meant to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1969 festival, faced multiple problems, ranging from an inability to raise enough money to venue capacity issues.  At present, Woodstock 50 remains scheduled to take place August 16th to the 18th at Watkins Glen in New York.

Dismissing the notable problems – including the festival’s seriously delay announcing its lineup – Michael Lang, the festival’s co-founder, explained,

There’s always been lots of rumors around Woodstock.  We have excellent partners and an incredible talent lineup of over 80 artists which will be announced within the next couple of weeks.  We’re preparing a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Now, with less than a few months to go, Woodstock 50 has run into even more problems.  And, this time, they may mean the end of the overhyped event.

Farewell, Woodstock 50 — we hardly knew thee?

Organizers have indefinitely pushed back ticket sales for the upcoming festival, scheduled for today.

An e-mail sent to ticket agent reads,

There’s currently a hold on the Woodstock 50 on-sale date.  We’re waiting on an official press statement from [organizers] regarding updated announce, ticket pricing, and overall festival information.  We’ll get this information to you as soon as we receive it.

Organizers have yet to explain why they pushed back sales for the upcoming event.  According to one report, promoters have simply failed to obtain the required permit from the New York Statement Department of Health (DOH).

Tim O’Hearn, Schuyler County Administrator, explained,

The health department is reviewing to determine if a conditional permit may be issued that would allow for ticket sales to commence.

“At this point, there is no on-sale date set.”

Without a formal permit, or even a conditional permit, organizers can’t sell tickets.

This immediately sparked fears the event will soon be canceled, something Lang has struggled to spin.  In a press statement, he simply dismissed the cancellation fears as “rumors.”

Most artists have reportedly received their deposits for the event.  Yet, some have already canceled their scheduled performances.  Most notably, The Black Keys.

‘Confirmed’ performers include JAY-Z, Miley Cyrus, Chance the Rapper, and Imagine Dragons, along with Robert Plant, Santana, David Crosby, John Fogerty, and Dead and Company.  That’s quite a line-up, one that requires some serious upfront guarantees.

Other reps for the event have yet to respond to the cancellation rumors.

Speaking about the behind-the-scenes disaster, one agent told Billboard,

“No one knows what the hell is going on, but there’s clearly a problem.”

 


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Wiz Khalifa Announces "Decent Exposure" Tour Dates & Stacked Guests

Coming f a musically productive 4/20, Wiz Khalifa has decided to continue his bout forward momentum by announcing the “Decent Exposure” tour, complete with a slew North American dates. The tour will also include the joint talents Playboy Carti, French Montana, Moneybagg Yo, Chevy Woods, and DJ Drama throughout. 

It’s likely that Wiz will focus on his recently released Fly Times Vol 1, as well as his joint effort with Curren$y 2009. Though Spitta is sitting this one out, each Wiz’ touring mates are set to have big 2019 campaigns, with French Montana in particular putting the closing touches on his Jungle Rules followup

Behold the entire list dates and venues, transcribed courtesy HHNM. Refer to the legend for further information regarding Playboy Carti, Moneybagg Yo, and French Montana’s respective involvement; while they’re all standing united for the most part, some dates will not feature the complete roster. Should you be interested in attending, tickets are set to go on sale this Friday at 10 Am,  Live Nation. Those holding Citi credit cards will be granted access to presale, beginning tomorrow. 

07/09/2019 Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07/10/2019 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
07/12/2019 Holmdel, NJ PNC Banks Art Center
07/13/2019 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre*
07/14/2019 Boston, MA Xfinity Center
07/16/2019 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater.
07/18/2019 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
07/19/2019 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/20/2019 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion
07/21/2019 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
07/23/2019 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
07/25/2019 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
07/26/2019 Indianapolis, IN Ruf Home Mortgage Music Center
07/27/2019 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
07/28/2019 Columbus, OH Express Live!*+^
07/30/2019 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
07/31/2019 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Center
08/01/2019 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/02/2019 Camdenton, MO Ozarks Amphitheater+^
08/03/2019 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
08/04/2019 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre*+^
08/06/2019 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium*+^
08/07/2019 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
08/09/2019 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre+
08/10/2019 San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/11/2019 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion*
08/13/2019 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
08/14/2019 Ridgefield, WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
08/15/2019 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater*.^

* No Playboi Carti 
+ No French Montana 
No symbol = No Moneybagg Yo

Charles Barkley Lists Top 5 NBA Players, Threatens To Slap Kenny Smith

During halftime Sunday’s Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic game, Charles Barkley announced his list the Top 5 players in the NBA today, which includes LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard.

As is the case with any Top 5 players list, Barkley was questioned over his selections – so much so that he threatened to smack co-host Kenny Smith.

“If I don’t slap the hell out you on national television — it’s my list. It’s my list!”

Check out the footage in the tweet below.

With the exception LeBron, the other four players who earned Barkley’s blessing are well on their way to advancing to the second-round the NBA playfs. James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo can both lead their teams to first-round sweeps tonight, as the Milwaukee Bucks look to close out their series in Detroit, while the Rockets can eliminate the Jazz with a W in Utah.

Meanwhile, Kawhi Leonard’s Toronto Raptors and Kevin Durant‘s Golden State Warriors were both victorious on Sunday, and are now up 3-1 heading back to their home floors. The Raptors will host the Orlando Magic in Game 5 on Tuesday night, while the Warriors will have to wait until Thursday to dispose the Clippers.

The Game’s Idea On Oppression: "We Would Cripple America If We Moved Back To Africa"

The Game is using his public platform in a very overt manner, in light  Nipsey Hussle’s passing and issues it touches on politically. Just yesterday, the Compton-born rapper went on Instagram lauding the essential role Black Americans play in creating the cultural capitals the rest the country benefits over. “We would cripple AMERICA if we moved back to AFRICA,” The Game posted on his storyboard, in accordance with the Black Nationalist movement taken up by Marcus Garvey in the early 20th Century.

The Game's Idea On Oppression: "We Would Cripple America If We Moved Back To Africa"

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He’s absolutely right, much America’s st power is derived from the works Black artists, especially now that Hip-Hop is viewed the world over as the “Be-all And End-all” cultural consumption. For starter’s, the idea rooted in political and economic policies he might be articulate enough to pronounce within Instagram’s minimal character limit. 

Much The Game’s denunciation system oppression is based around his upbringing in a tumultuous Los Angeles, marked by years antagonization, race riots, and a complete distrust in the corruptible powers the law. The 39-year old rapper was in fact, the individual who uploaded the disturbing audio clip in which two alleged ficers talk speak ill  Nipsey Hussle‘s parents during the Celebration Life proceedings. What do you make The Game’s “Back to Africa” pressure tactic, hit us with your thoughts?

Jussie Smollett Reportedly Suffering From Night Terrors Following Attack

The scandal surrounding Jussie Smollett is well known to the American public. The Empire actor allegedly staged an attack on himself, and then was arrested for lying to police about it. He was deemed guilty in the court public opinion, but the prosecution dropped his charges in a strange twist events. The entire story sounds like an Empire plotline, and now the city Chicago is suing Smollett for the cost the investigation. 

Jojo Smollett, Jussie’s brother, wrote a compelling op-ed piece for BET entitled What If Jussie Is Telling The Truth? In the article, JoJo writes, “I have literally seen him violently awakening from night terrors, following the assault. Some my siblings, as well as Jussie’s partner and closest friends have seen similar things.” JoJo also takes shots at the Chicago PD, writing, “the Superintendent the Chicago Police Department announced publicly that Jussie’s motive in staging an attack was so he could make more money from Empire. Fox immediately said that wasn’t true but the police chief never withdrew his accusation. The chief also stated as fact that Jussie had sent himself the threatening letter that arrived at the Empire production fices weeks before the attack. The FBI then refuted this claim. Again, the chief did not correct his accusations.” 

JoJo goes into more facts from a personal level in the piece, but his words will do little save his brother now. Whether or not Jussie committed the crime, he has already faced judgment in the eyes the public. Although things do look grim for Jussie, Taraji P. Henson claims he will return to Empire.  

 

Freddie Gibbs’ "Bandana" Will Feature Pusha-T, Black Thought, Anderson .Paak & More

As it stands, Freddie Gibbs‘ collaborative project with Madlib only boasts the two published singles (“Flat Tummy Tea” and the eponymously titled “Bandana”) on the presumptive tracklist. Apparently, that’s only the information North Americans are being fed during the final countdown to its release.

In a recently-published interview with Juice magazine in Germany, Gibbs shared the names a few notable contributors that are set to feature on the project, come deadline day. The conversation began with the German interviewer looking down at a fact sheet that was likely presented to him by Freddie’s reps in preparation for the conversation. Before we get into the proceedings, I’d like to thank the faithful for undergoing the German-to-English translation efforts. Major thanks.

The following is a loose transcript the interviewer’s question (appearing in German in the flesh). The Juice journalist starts f by mentioning some the names f his cue card index, to the effect …

“Q: The choices features on the new record are also indicative that: Pusha T, Yasiin Bey, Black Thought, Killer Mike, Anderson .Paak. How did those collabs come about?” as per the translation.

Freddie Gibbs is then believed to have answered the following in accordance with the front-loaded question. “Those are all legends, guys who I have a lot respect for and guys who respect me in return,” Gibbs says in reverence his guest list. 

“At first I didn’t want to have any features on the record, but that it did end up happening is a blessing. The track with Pusha and Killer Mike turned into my favorite song – and Pusha didn’t need need to do me that favor.” he continues.

“I think there’s a lot other MCs that are too scared to be on a song with me,” before capping things f by shouting out Jay Rock, the lone artist from his 2010 XXL Freshman class that he wound up collaborating with. Let’s be real here, these big name reveals undoubtedly heighten expectation for the Madlib x Gibbs sequel, to a seemingly insurmountable level. Hit us with your thoughts.

French Montana Conferred With Kim Kardashian On "Getting Max B Home From Jail"

If you think French Montana is just posturing when he clamors for Max B’s immediate release from prison, think again. The Coke Wave collaborators were the bestest buds before the Harlemite rapper got hemmed up on robbery charges. Public support has been easy to come by for Max B, as he’s seen his name contributed to compilations like Gangster Music Vol. 1, his vocals consolidated on songs like “A Lie” featuring The Weeknd, and that doesn’t even account for the sentiment injustice his absurd 75-year sentencing engendered.

French Montana Conferred With Kim Kardashian On "Getting Max B Home From Jail"

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In February French Montana predicted that Max B would be released sometime before the year (2019) was up. He doubled down on those claims/hopes in the recent Zane Lowe podcast where he fered updates on Kanye’s grandiose Yandhi project. But on the subject Max B’s release from prison, French Montana alluded to conferring with lawyer-to-be Kim Kardashian, in using the “Free Max B” movement as training grounds for the bar exam she’ll eventually be asked to take to complete her law degree.

You just got to find the ways, and especially with everything going on now, the opportunity for you … Just watching Kylie become a billionaire and watching certain people just break certain records, it makes you feel like the land where dreams come true. You know what I’m saying? I mean, life is like a mirror sometimes. And sometimes a lot people don’t see the good that they do, like as far as Kim,” French told Zane Lowe. “Me and Kim was talking about getting Max B home from jail. ‘Cause she’s doing the whole thing with …. So, like for her to even reach out and do that I felt like that was powerful. A lot people don’t see things like that.” 

For those who think this Kim Kardashian – lawyer thing is nothing but a mirage, consider this: she’s been knee-deep in social justice reforms since the meeting with The Donald in 2018, her father was a famous lawyer in the OJ trial, etc… and well, she said it herself – she’s registered with the California State Bar for the next 4 years minimum. Regardless whether she follows through with her plan, there’s a hope Max B will gain his freedom at the soonest possible time. The game’s been missing his cadence like no other.

Brittney Taylor Continues Her Fight Against Remy Ma, Lawyer Speaks Out

Despite accusations being a snitch, Brittney Taylor is not backing down from her accusations that Remy Ma attacked her just days ago. The rapper and Love & Hip Hop New York star made a public statement on Instagram saying that her castmate gave her a black eye. “So, here am I on my way to a very important meeting and it’s hard to even focus because what occurred last night,” she wrote. “I didn’t wanna bring it to social media because Its pretty embarrassing and not a good look tbh. I tried my best to cover it up with make up and move on but that still didn’t work. My Question is @remyma why did you really do this?”

It’s confusing that she has no idea why someone would assault her, so there’s obviously more here than we know. The “All The Way Up” rapper has yet to respond to the allegations, but there are reports that she is being investigated for the reported beat down. To fuel those rumors, an attorney who goes by the name “MarcTheLawyer” on Instagram, a man named Marc Battipaglia who states he’s a personal injury and civil rights attorney, did a post and delete, saying that he stands by Taylor because she is a victim.

“Let’s not forget that @brittneyftaylor claims she is a victim and she’s lucky to have people like @africandina to support her through this difficult time,” Marc wrote. “If people continue to attack victims then we will all deter future victims from coming forward to hold wrongdoers accountable. I stand with Brittney.”

Meanwhile, responses to Brittney’s accusations have been mixed. Tory Lanez told her, “My n*gga . Take this down.” One follower wrote, “Y’all crazy saying she dumb for going to the police let someone knock u out. You going let them get away with it. No IM CALLING THE POLICE YOU WANNA HIT ME YES JAil time!,” while another person said, “Bih a victim what?! Your own ego? Spare me. She’s mad corny for this.”