Lori Loughlin Facing Minimum Two-Year Prison Sentence In Bribery Case

Several high prile celebrities, CEOs and college coaches, were indicted in March for reportedly participating in a scheme “focused on getting students admitted to elite universities as recruited athletes, regardless their athletic abilities, and helping potential students cheat on their college exams.”

Among those named in the $25 million college entrance exam cheating scheme were former “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman. According to a report by TMZ Sports, Huffman recently copped a plea that will enable her to serve as little as four months in prison.

However, Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are facing a much stiffer sentence because the enormous amount money they paid.

Loughlin and Giannulli reportedly agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team, despite the fact that they weren’t on any crew teams.

Per TMZ Sports:

“The problem for Lori and Mossimo is that they paid $500,000 to allegedly bribe the crew coach, and the amount raises the MINIMUM PRISON SENTENCE IN A PLEA DEAL TO A RANGE OF 2 TO 2 1/2 YEARS.”

“Our sources say prosecutors have given all defendants an ultimatum … reach a plea deal QUICKLY or else they will go to a Federal Grand Jury and add charges, including money laundering, which significantly raises the low end prison time.”

ABC news reports:

“The alleged scam centered around a man in California who ran a business helping students get into the college their choice.”

“Authorities say parents would pay him a predetermined amount, with full knowledge what they were doing. He would then steer the money to one two places: either an SAT or ACT administrator, or a college athletic coach.”

“The coaches would allegedly arrange a fake prile that listed the prospective student as an athlete, and exam administrators would either hire proctors to take the test or correct the answers a student.”

Teairra Mari Could Make Big Money Off 50 Cent Beef

Even if Teairra Mari makes over $30K from her new business venture, she probably won’t cough it up to 50 Cent. The Love & Hip Hop star has been experiencing a career resurgence after she embarked on her public feud against 50 Cent, who she sued last year for posting images her sex tape online. Ultimately, Mari ended up losing in the court decision, being ordered to pay the rapper $30K as a result. She’s been adamant about not transferring any her cash his way though, going so far as to even release a diss track yesterday titled “I Ain’t Got It.” Now, she’s trying to capitalize fully f the buzz the song, releasing merch to accompany the new audio.

Yesterday, the reality star asked Curtis Jackson if he wanted to hop onto the remix her diss track against him and today, she’s providing links for all her fans to buy some brand new merch, supporting her cause and potentially helping her to raise $30K. She recently introduced the “Vision Test” tee, which is essentially a plain white t-shirt with a printed test reading “I Ain’t Got It.” The shirt is one four designs with all them going for $25. The “Vision Test” fering is also available as a phone case.

In the song’s lyrics, Teairra claims that she’s “popping” right before saying that she doesn’t have $30K to pay Fiddy with. Despite that contradiction, it feels as though the entertainer may be onto something here. Do you think she can raise enough funds through this new business initiative? Check out the full collection here.

Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union Share Support Of Zion Wade’s Miami Pride Appearance

Dwyane Wade couldn’t be in Miami this past weekend when his 11-year old son, Zion, took part in the Miami Beach Pride festivities, but the future NBA Hall Famer made sure to show his public support on social media.

Wade’s son Zion appeared at the parade with other members his family including his brother Zaire and stepmom, Gabrielle Union.

“We support each other with Pride,” D-Wade posted on Instagram. Over another image, Wade wrote, “Zion had his own cheering section today. Wish i was there to see you smile kid!” Zaire also shared his public support on IG, writing: “Love you lil bro no matter what.”

Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union Share Support Of Zion Wade's Miami Pride Appearance

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Wade is back in Miami this week with his Heat teammates as they prepare for his final regular season home game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.

As it stands now, the Heat are one-game back the eighth seeded Detroit Pistons with just two regular season games remaining. Following Tuesday’s home game against the Sixers, the Heat will travel to Brooklyn for what could very likely be the final game Wade’s career.  

Blac Youngsta Celebrates His Birthday Like Only He Can

It’s been a minute since Blac Youngsta’s Instagram heydey, which found the rapper exploring new and innovative ways to interact with copious stacks cash. Now, on the afternoon his 29th birthday, Blac Youngsta has once again stepped into the limelight with his myriad children, all which share the name Benjamin, in tow. The caption, an all-caps “BIRTHDAY MOOD BITCH,” says it all. Yet as always, Youngsta’s actions speak louder than any words can. 

Blac Youngsta Celebrates His Birthday Like Only He Can

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In the brief clip, Youngsta reverts back to a classic trick: stroking and singing to his money as if it were a newborn baby. Clearly, he has yet to lose his signature imagination, as evidenced by his addition some “baby crying” SFX. To be fair, Youngsta’s antics are an acquired taste, but I daresay his charm has won me over; very few can make continuous flexing into such a strange and elaborate art form. 

Happy birthday Blac Youngsta! Don’t spend it all in one place. 

Jussie Smollett Case: Prosecutor Firmly Stands By Decision To Drop Charges

Ever since Jussie Smollett’s charges were dropped against him, Chicago State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has been facing serious backlash for her fice’s decision. In an op-ed she wrote earlier this month, she partially placing the blame on the Chicago Mayor and Chicago PD Superintendent’s press run while explaining why she dismissed Smollett’s charges. She recently addressed the criticism she’s been facing during an emotional speech at Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.’s event this weekend.

Jussie Smollett Case: Prosecutor Firmly Stands By Decision To Drop Charges
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Many have called for Kim Foxx to resign from her position as State’s Attorney but she won’t fold under pressure. During a speech at Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.’s Rainbow Push Coalition, she doubled down on her decision to dismiss the charges against Smollett, explaining that she’s treated the case the same way she did for thousands other defendants with similar charges that were dropped.

“The efforts that I’ve had on criminal-justice reform, that were once celebrated by many in this county, are now being attacked because one case and one celebrity,” she said. “I cannot run an fice that is driven by anger and public sentiment.”

Foxx also suggested that race might play a factor in the amount criticism she’s been facing, including calls for her resignation.

 “I have been asking myself for the last two weeks what is this really about,” she said. “As someone who has lived in this city, who came up in the projects this city to serve as the first African American woman in this role, it is disheartening to me … that when we get in these positions somehow the goalposts change,” she continued.  “This is personal.”

Charlamagne Tha God Hits Kodak Black With "Donkey Of The Day"

While Donkey Of The Day is a dubious honor to hold, it occasionally allows for a moment reflection. Today, Charlamagne The God pinned the label on Kodak Black, over his controversial comments about Lauren London. Yet rather than doling out ass-gas in Kodak’s general direction, he instead uses the moment to drop some reflective wisdom about the situation and the public’s hot-headed response.

Charlamagne Tha God Hits Kodak Black With "Donkey Of The Day"

To be fair, Charlamagne does preface his explanation with a disclaimer sorts. “I’m reluctantly discussing because I feel like I’m feeding the troll by even talking about this, and I’m confused about what pisses people f these days. Because I’ve watched Kodak Black disrespect dark skinned women, disrespect Young M.A. so the outrage over the comments he made about Lauren London seems a little odd to me.” Of course, Charlamagne acknowledges that the circumstances are different, given that Nipsey’s murder cast a somber shadow over the game at large.

Upon queuing up the original comments, in which Kodak referred to Lauren London as a “whole widow out here,” while plotting on shooting his shot in the coming years, Charlamagne acknowledges the harsh reality it all: many men will plot on moving in on a girl the minute her man is incapacitated, dead, or jailed. “This isn’t about what’s right,” continues Tha God. “It’s about what’s popular. There’s not a more popular topic in hip-hop, in the world right now than Nipsey Hussle right now.” 

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Eventually, Charla turns to T.I. and The Game’s responses, claiming they may have been better f reaching out to Kodak directly. “Social media is like high school,” he states. “It’s a bunch people amping up a situation, and you already know men got fragile egos, and that toxic masculinity leads brothas to feel like they have to prove themselves, and that’s exactly what we don’t want or need right now. It’s so hypocritical for people to mourn Nipsey Hussle cause he was tragically murdered, but then wish death on Kodak…Kodak just needs to be checked, and social media to me, is not the place to check him.” 

The vicious cycle continues as Kodak answered his challengers with a challenge his own, prompting Charlamagne to reflect further. “Now Kodak Black has been banned from radio stations in LA, here’s the thing, we gotta stop with this selective morality…You’re not mad at Kodak for disrespecting Lauren, you’re mad at Kodak for disrespecting Nipsey. Where is all this outrage when women are being disrespected period?”

The OGs need to know the youth learn from them whether directly or indirectly,” he continues. “The Game checked Kodak, but didn’t earlier this year The Game put out a song talking about smashing people’s wives? Don’t you think it’s hypocritical for checking somebody for talking about getting with someone’s wife? Just cause you don’t like Kanye or Joe Budden doesn’t mean it’s cool for Game to rap about smashing their wives.”

Check out Charlamagne’s reflections now, including a well-placed soundbite from one Nipsey’s own interviews, and sound f below. Is Charlamagne speaking wisdom?

Floyd Mayweather’s Daughter Drunkenly Reiterates Her Love For NBA YoungBoy

NBA YoungBoy and Iyanna Mayweather, Floyd Mayweather‘s daughter, have a pretty interesting relationship. At this point, it’s not entirely clear whether or not the two are dating. They appeared to be in a romantic relationship for several weeks but then, the rapper insinuated that Yaya slashed the tires on his Maybach. While he didn’t call her out by name, he referred to the culprit as somebody that is “privileged” and hasn’t had to work for their money. Yaya said that the rant was not about her and this weekend, she turned heads when she told her fans that there’s only one man that holds her love: NBA YoungBoy.

During a live stream at a party, Mayweather spoke to her followers and said that one person has her back fully and that’s Kentrell “motherfucking” Gaulden. YoungBoy Never Broke Again, whose real name is Kentrell Gaulden, has been linked to Yaya in the past but many believed that after the tire-slashing incident, things were finished between them. “Kentrell got my heart, and I don’t care what y’all say,” she said.

In a since-deleted post, YoungBoy actually responded to the live stream, shutting down the champ’s daughter in a very public manner. “I do not like girls that get drunk,” said the Lousiana-based artist. “I never got drunk a day in my life. You got a real problem when you drunk.”

Yaya has denied that she was drunk during the live stream, claiming that she does not consume any alcohol. What do you make all this?

New Music: ScHoolboy Q feat. Travis Scott ‘CHopstix’

After debuting the song live on “The Tonight Show” last month, ScHoolboy Q delivers his latest single “CHopstix” featuring Travis Scott.

The TDE rapper flexes and salutes the “five-star” chicks on the melodic track, which features Travis’ Auto-Tuned melodies and “It’s lit” ad libs.

“I like her legs up like chopsticks / Luxury in my optics / Your ex man’s on the opp list / I’m validated to pop shit,” raps Q, who previously collaborated with Travis on 2015’s “Ok Alright” off Rodeo.

The song was originally set to drop last Friday, but ScHoolboy delayed it out of respect for Nipsey Hussle.

During his “Tonight Show” appearance, Q also announced that his new album would be “coming very, very, very, very, very, very soon.” The follow-up to 2016’s Blank Face LP has already spawned the lead single “Numb Numb Juice.”

Nipsey Hussle’s "Victory Lap" Returns To Billboard 200 At No. 2

One week after the tragic shooting death Nipsey Hussle, the Los Angeles rapper and philanthropist has returned near the top the Billboard 200 albums chart as his GRAMMY-nominated Victory Lap has earned its way to No. 2 after millions flooded streaming services and other digital marketplaces to listen to the late emcee’s catalog.

The project earned 66,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 4th with 17,000 those efforts being in pure album sales, marking a 7,205 percent jump in sales. It marks a new height for the album, which originally debuted and peaked at No. 4 on the album last March. The project was marketed as Hussle’s ficial debut under a major label and earned him the nomination for Rap Album Of The Year.

Last Sunday, (March 31st) Nip was gunned down outside his Marathon Clothing company in what law enforcement is labeling a”personal dispute.” Since then, the outpouring grief within and beyond the hip-hop community has been tremendously fierce. A memorial service for Nipsey is set to take place on Thursday(April 11th) at Los Angeles’ Staples Center where thousands will gather to pay their final respects to the Nayborhood Nip.

Victory Lap is only beat out by Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? the album, which debuts with 313,000 equivalent album units in the United States, making it the second-largest week any album in 2019. Following behind Nip is Ariana Grande at No. 3 with Thank U, Next earning 53,000 units. Country artist George Strait is at No. 4 for Honky Tonk Time Machine with 51,000 units while Juice WRLD’s Death Race For Love slides down to No. 5 with 44,000 units.

At No. 6, NAV’s Bad Habits sits with 35,000 units and Post Malone follows behind with beerbongs & bentleys garnering 32,000 units. No. 8 is occupied by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack with 31,000 while A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie‘s Hoodie SZN sits at No. 9 with 30,000 units. Closing things out is Drake‘s Scorpion at No. 10 with 29,000 units.

 

Antonio Brown Slams Former Teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster: "Boy Fumbled The Whole Post Season"

Antonio Brown may be a Raider now, but he hasn’t let go his days as a Steeler. Brown hopped on social media on Sunday (April 7) morning and shared some good advice. “Keep your emotions f the internet,” he tweeted. Then he promptly ignored his own advice. The Steelers named JuJu Smith-Schuster the MVP the team for 2018, and Brown felt some way about that. He retweeted the Steelers’ announcement with a message his own. “Emotion: boy fumbled the whole post season in the biggest game year,” he wrote. “Everyone went blind to busy making guys famous not enough reality these days ! 🤙🏾 by the way check the list.” 

JuJu was quick to tweet back a reply. “Keep your emotions f the internet,” he responded, using Brown’s words against him. He continued on, letting his own emotions drip onto the social media website. “All I ever did was show that man love and respect from the moment I got to the league,” JuJu stated. “I was genuinely happy for him too when he got traded to Oakland w/ a big contract, and now he takes shots at me on social media?” We can’t wait for the Raiders and the Steelers to meet up this season. 

J. Cole Performs "A Lot" With 21 Savage At "Dreamville Fest"

Dreamville Fest’s inaugural launch wasn’t without its fair share hiccups in the penultimate phase its deployment. Right as the festival was set to open its door, a prominent activist in Raleigh grabbed the nearest media outlet for the sake deploring the organizers and the gentrifying mess they allegedly foisted on the local economy.

J. Cole Performs "A Lot" With 21 Savage At "Dreamville Fest"

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Regardless the fact, J. Cole and co. sought to look past those issues, in the hopes addressing them in future iterations. At that moment, the Dreamville visionary was busy keeping his soldiers in check during an intensive 10-day training camp for the label’s roster.

When it was time for J. Cole the stage himself, the NC-native had a couple surprise elements saved up for the thousands in attendance. At one point, he paused to speak about Nipsey Hussle, causing the raucous crowd to go silent for a brief second, after receiving orders to light their phones up like makeshift candles.

 

J Cole’s other surprise came in the form a “first time ever” concert duet with 21 Savage. Together they performed their sleeper hit “a lot” which you stream below. After that, Meek Mill performed “You Know,” and “Going Bad,” with the added benefit J. Cole hyping him up the whole way through.

Nipsey Hussle’s Father Says His Son Was Sent By God To Spread A Message

The assassination Nipsey Hussle has shaken the nation to its core. Nip was an activist, a shining light, a family man, a talented lyricist, a provider, a businessman, and apparently, an angel.

On Friday (April 5), the Los Angeles Times published a piece where Nip’s parents spoke about the passing their son. Nipsey’s father, Dawit Asghedom, believes his son was sent from above with a specific mission. “It was like he was sent by God to give some love to bring us together because that’s what his lyrics were saying, always,” Nip’s father stated. “He’s not shy to tell the truth even though it might not look good. He wasn’t scared anything. God] sent him to send a message. It looks like, ‘Your time is up because you have completed what I sent you to do.’ We all have a plan, but God has his own plan. So he had completed what he needed to be doing and he did it early so God] probably want to take him early too.” There is no disputing that Nip changed his community, and the hip-hop game, with his message. Perhaps, he completed the mission he was sent down to Earth for. Now, we must make sure to protect his legacy.

Kodak Black Banned By LA’s "Power 106" Over Lauren London Comments

The comments Kodak Black directed towards Lauren London yesterday have caused him to lose support within the LA radio circuit. Just yesterday, the Florida-born rapper jumped on Instagram Live in a session where he unabashedly flirted with Nipsey’s widowed lover, in poor taste no less. Unsurprisingly, his remarks were met with pure and utter disgust by the greater hip-hop community shortly thereafter.

Kodak Black Banned By LA's "Power 106" Over Lauren London Comments

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“Lauren London that’s baby, though. She about to be out here single. She’s finna be a whole widow out here,” Kodak can be heard raving in the now-infamous Instagram Live session. “I’ll be the best man I can be for her. I’ll give her a whole year. She might need a whole year to be crying and shit for Nipsey].”

As a result his poor judgment, Kodak Black’s presence and his music are no longer welcome at Power 106 in Los Angeles. The radio’s decision to ban the Calabasas-transplant wasn’t issued by way a press release but handled internally, with LA Leakers co-host Justin Credible delivering the message at the behest his colleagues.

“We stand with the family Nipsey Hussle and are appalled by the disrespectful and poor comments made by Kodak Black,” Justin Credible posted late last night. “With that, Power 106 will not support Kodak Black’s music.”

Otherwise, Kodak Black is facing another form aversion concerning his poor judgment. State prosecutors are steadfastly looking to speed up the process on his impending rape trial. If found guilty on all the counts he currently faces, Kodak could wind up spending up to 30-years behind bars. 

Dwyane Wade Reacts To Paul Pierce Claiming His NBA Career Was Superior

If you asked me to scrounge together a list Paul Pierce’s utterly biased opinions, I wouldn’t even know where to begin. For the sake argument, I’ll mention one that comes to mind instantaneously: the time Pierce was asked he was a better “pure shooter” than Klay Thompson, inherently not a question over who was the better overall player. I’ll let you surmise what he answered without giving it away.

A similar situation presented itself just the other day during an ESPN broadcast. A panel which included Paul Pierce was discussing Dwyane Wade’s NBA legacy due to his impending retirement. Knowing full well it wouldn’t take much to get Pierce riled up, the moderator asked him whether he’d enjoyed a better NBA career than Dwyane Wade, to which he answered, “That’s easy, I could say that f the bat. That’s me!”

“If you give me Shaq if you give me LeBron…I’d be sitting on 5 or 6 championships easy,” he continued before the panel stopped him in his tracks.

As you might imagine, a couple notable members the NBA community chimed in soon after, including his comparable D-Wade. On the surface, the problem doesn’t lie in the fact Pierce rates himself superior to D-Wade. In reality, the gap between the two players is close, so an argument could be made with some kind rhetorical logic.

Dwyane Wade Reacts To Paul Pierce Claiming His NBA Career Was Superior

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 The problem is… Paul Pierce doesn’t have to be so audacious, especially since he now works as a sports pundit, a job that requires a certain level detachment and objectivity. But Pierce’s cocky spirit is also what made him a championship player in the end.

Dwyane Wade’s response to Paul Pierce wasn’t even all that damning, as he chose to highlight someone’s else reactionary logic: that NBA-peer Jared Dudley who questioned the former Celtics’ forward over his sobriety. “Cocaine is helleva drug,” Dudley wrote. “Both has great careers but Dwade is 3rd best SG all-time.” Wade then responded directly to Dudley’s post by insisting, “You said it better than I could.” With all that said, who do you rate at a higher clip: The Flash or The Truth?

Conway The Machine Releases “Everybody Is F.O.O.D. 3”

Buffalo, NY – While some artists have shied away from dropping new releases this week out of respect for Nipsey Hussle, who was murdered in L.A. on Sunday (March 31), Griselda’s crown jewel Conway The Machine has taken a different approach.

“I had to take my mind off that sucka shit that happened to the homie … I dropped some pain for the pain,” he wrote in an Instagram caption promoting his latest release Everybody Is F.O.O.D. 3.

He first teased the eight-song EP on March 31, noting that he recorded it in just two days.

“I recorded this tape in 2 days to show niggas that im the illest and it came out effortlessly INCREDIBLE,” he stated.

“This the hardest shit this year so far and I’m far from finished,” he added — alluding to the numerous projects the Griselda imprint has promised in 2019, including Conway’s Shady Records debut.

Stream Conway The Machine’s Everybody Is F.O.O.D. 3, below.

Conway The Machine Releases “Everybody Is F.O.O.D. 3”