Two are dead and five are injured after a mass shooting at a local hip-hop concert in San Antonio on Sunday. The event took place at Ventura bar in the evening. According to ABC News, police were made aware a shooting and immediately made their way to the scene the crime. Police Chief William McManus is saying that the shooting was a direct result a dispute between two customers at the bar. Two men were in an argument and that’s when one them allegedly pulled out a gun and started firing. Police have yet to find the suspect.
“We’re working on that,” McManus said. “I’m confident that we will identify the individual and have that person in custody sooner than later.”
The concert featured various young hip-hop acts in the San Antonio area. This shooting came as a surprise to all them as one the main acts, RUZ, took to Twitter to condemn the shooter.
Mass shootings are an ever-growing trend in the United States as many stories similar to this one have been reported over the last few years. Hopefully, the authorities can find the suspect, sooner than later.
Thanks to some phenomenal play from the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, both teams are now in the Super Bowl which will take place on February 2nd in Miami. These two teams are truly the best in the NFL and fans can’t wait to see who comes away with the big win. There are plenty big festivities planned including the halftime shoe and National Anthem. This year, the halftime show is being performed by Demi Lovato who is making a comeback following her overdose in 2018.
There are plenty musicians who would love to be in Lovato’s position, including Swae Lee Rae Sremmurd. During a recent interview with TMZ, Swae Lee admitted that he would love to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Of course, he’ll have to wait until next year if he wants to do it.
Swae Lee certainly has the voice for the Star-Spangled Banner so we’d be excited to see this actually take place. Members the hip-hop community rarely get shine when it comes to National Anthems which means Swae Lee’s inclusion would be groundbreaking.
Let us know if you’d like to Swae Lee perform the anthem at the Super Bowl next year. Also, tell us who you think is going to win the big game.
Rihanna is doing everything except releasing an album, but we appreciate all her creative endeavors. Her latest project is a special, limited edition issue i-D Magazine, titled “Rihannazine”. To celebrate i-D‘s 40th anniversary, RiRi curated a “visually-driven” zine that highlights some her biggest inspirations within various streams culture. Some the women photographed and interviewed for the collection are Gigi Hadid, Lena Waithe, Deanna Lawsom, Zadie Smith, Alexa Demie, Paloma Elsesser, Adwoa Aboah, Yolanda Renee King, Roxanne Gay and Vanessa ‘Vanjie’ Mateo.
Rihanna posed the same set questions to all the ground-breakers featured in the issue, one them being: “If you could ask Rihanna one question, what would it be?” To this, writer and actor Lena Waithe replied, “I kind want to ask, ‘What are you afraid ?'” Recording artist Kelela kind skirted the question: “What I’d just say to her is, ‘Thank you.'” Basketball star Skylar Diggins wondered, “How do you balance it all?”
You can pre-order a copy “Rihannazine” if you want to learn more about her influences and get the full experience.
LeBron James’ special edition Nike LeBron 7 “Lakers” PE, which he first debuted during Media Day in September, is reportedly headed to retailers later this year. As seen in the IG post embedded below, the mismatched sneakers come equipped with a white base – the left shoe featuring more yellow detailing while the left opts for purple.
A release date for the Nike LeBron 7 “Lakers” colorway has not yet been announced but you can expect the kicks to carry a $200 price tag when they do finally make their retail debut. Check out some additional on-foot shots in the posts embedded below, and stay tuned for more release details.
While speaking at a dinner in Central London, hosted by his Sentebale charity, Prince Harry addressed his split from the royal family, marking the first time that he’s spoken publicly about the subject he and his wife Meghan Markle announced their decision to do so.
“It was so many months talks after so many years challenges,” revealed the Duke Sus. “And I know I haven’t always gotten it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option. What I want to make clear is we’re not walking away, and we certainly aren’t walking away from you.”
He went on to confirm that the resolution he and the Duchess sought was to continue to serve the Queen “without public funding.” However, the compromise was not met.
“Our hope was to continue serving the Queen, the commonwealth, and my military associations, but without public funding. Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible,” he said. “I’ve accepted this, knowing that it doesn’t change who I am or how committed I am.”
Harry’s words arrived just one day after Buckingham Palace ficially announced that Harry and Meghan would be losing their royal titles “His Royal Highness” and “Her Royal Highness.”
“I will always have the utmost respect for my grandmother, my commander in chief, and I am incredibly grateful to her and the rest my family, for the support they have shown Meghan and I over the last few months,” Harry added. “I will continue to be the same man who holds his country dear and dedicates his life to supporting the causes, charities and military communities that are so important to me.”
New Balance is celebrating Black History Month this year with a limited edition collection sneakers, including a brand new colorway Kawhi Leonard’s New Balance OMN1S sneaker.
As shown below, each the kicks comes equipped with a navy, grey and red color scheme, hihglighted by gold accents. Kawhi’s New Balance OMN1S also includes the word “INSPIRE” stamped on the mid-foot strap.
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According to New Balance, the name OMN1S is derived from the Latin omnis, a word meaning “ everything”. New Balance’s debut basketball shoe was made for the modern day positionless player, featuring the brand’s “FitWeave” upper and a full-length FuelCell midsole.
“As the game has changed, there is a versatility to the player on the court now that there has never been before. The OMN1S was built for a player like Kawhi Leonard that can do it all. It’s designed to represent what we want New Balance to represent on and f the court. Game speaks for itself,” said Jonathan Grondin, Creative Design Manager at New Balance.
In addition to the “BHM” OMN1S, New Balance will also be releasing similarly styled versions the 574, 850, and 997S. Scroll down for a look at each upcoming colorways and look for the full collection to launch on January 30.
The two surviving members of the Doors are planning a charity concert that will feature, among others, former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic.
According to Rolling Stone, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore — who are the only surviving members of the ’60 rock band — will appear at the Homeward Bound concert, which is scheduled to take place on January 23 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles.
The proceeds of the show will go to fighting homelessness in California. Other artists that will perform there include:
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It will be a rare performance for the two former Doors members. Joining them on stage for their 30-minute semi-acoustic set will be Novoselic on bass. Singing will be others who will be performing on the show that night.
Densmore says that the only requirement for those singing the songs originally made famous by the late Jim Morrison is the following: “We need a singer with leather pants — that’s the crux.”
Reportedly, Densome and Krieger have yet to come up with a full set list, nor have they even rehearsed together. But, according to Densmore, this should not be a problem.
He says, “I’m used to it! I was the one who did the setlists in the Doors, because nobody would, and just before going on stage, I’d sit down and go, ‘OK, guys, c’mon! What are we opening with?’ And I could get them into three or four songs, and then we’d wing it! Corralling musicians is like corralling cats.”
Some songs, though, have been agreed upon. Micah Nelson, who is the son of Willie Nelson, will sing “Roadhouse Blues.” Also, Haley Reinheart will sing “People Are Strange” and Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics is scheduled to sing “Hello, I Love You.”
Juice WRLD’s tragic death last month hit the world hard, and his musical genius and impressive freestyling skills continue to be remembered. The young Chicago rapper released his last body work in March 2019 with Death Race For Love, so it’s no surprise that he would have already had tons music in the vault prior to his passing. It looks like one Internet nuisance assumed as much, since, per HipHopNMore, a hacker has managed to get their hands on Juice’s inventory unreleased tracks. HHNM shared that dozens Juice’s songs have been posted on SoundCloud under the name “999 WRLD.” While an exact number has not yet been determined, at least 26 tracks from the young talent have surfaced online.
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The tracks in the leaked collection bear titles like “Boss Of Me,” “Codependent,” “Dome,” “Facetious,” “F*ck About Your Feelings,” “Hypnotic,” “KKK/999,” “Runaway,” “Work Out,” though it is not known whether Juice gave these names to these songs himself. Among the mix is a collab with Lil Yachty called “Confused.” Though Juice’s estate and family have not announced any plans to release a posthumous album any kind, these tracks just might end up on there if such a thing occurs. Juice was posthumously featured on “Godzilla” f Eminem‘s latest album, Music To Be Murdered By, which dropped without warning on Friday. A photo Juice from the night he recorded his verse on the track was shared following the surprise drop.
In a captionless post on Instagram, Mayweather uploaded a photoshopped promotional flyer that alludes to “Mayweather-McGregor 2” happening in 2020.
Earlier this month, McGregor told ESPN that he doesn’t expect Mayweather to crossover to an MMA fight: “He’s not going to do a mixed martial arts bout like he said. It was supposed to be me boxing then we do a mixed martial arts bout. That’s what was said and it came out his mouth as well. It was not written, but it was a verbal agreement. Obviously that’s not going to happen, and I’m not going to push him on that, either.”
On the contrary, Dana White says he plans on involving Mayweather in the MMA’s plans this year: “Listen, we’re doing something with Floyd. We’re doing something with Floyd,” White said on Saturday prior to McGregor’s fight. “And, umm, you know … I don’t know. It’s like, tonight’s the night the fight, you got the Khabib fight coming, and there’s just so much going on … Floyd is in our plans, and we are in Floyd’s plans this year, and we’ll end up doing something.”
A day after it was announced that she and boyfriend Hassan Jameel had split, the pop superstar was spotted hanging out with A$AP Rocky in New York City on Friday. According to Us Weekly, the two were smiling and laughing backstage at the fifth annual Yams Day at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
The two previously sparked romance rumors after they were seen kissing off-screen while filming the video for “Fashion Killa” in 2013. However, Rocky denied that they ever hooked up, but admitted that they would make a “cute couple.”
“That never happened. If it happened, then it would have happened. We didn’t do that,” he told Hot 97’s Nessa in 2015. “You never know. To be honest with you, that’s not what I’m looking forward to. I’m looking forward to the friendship that I already have with all these females. Life is so complicated.”
Rihanna and Rocky have remained close friends throughout the years. He recently supported her when her Fenty brand was honored during the Fashion Awards in London last month and at her Diamond Ball in September. This past December, Rihanna was reportedly seen at his concert in Sweden.
Their appearance at Yams Day came just hours after it was reported that Rihanna and Jameel had ended their relationship after nearly three years of dating.
Rihanna was not the only star at Yams Day. The fifth annual celebration also brought out Tyler, the Creator, Lil Yachty, and Drake, who gifted Rocky with a custom Yams chain in honor of his late friend.
Jose Baez, Aaron Hernandez’s defense attorney, has spoken out about the expository three-part Netflix documentary that explores the life the late NFL star and convicted murderer. In the new series, Killer Inside: The Mind Aaron Hernandez, Hernandez’s criminal trials as well as his alleged ual relationship with another man are among the topics explored by filmmakers.
Shortly after it premiered, however, Baez took to social media to condemn the docuseries and its producers.
“I don’t give a damn about what some lame ass documentary has to say about Aaron,” Baez wrote on Instagram, without referencing any direct part the series. “I knew him, they did not and while he was far from perfect, they are not even close to the truth. People have no idea how documentaries are made, the truth is usually found on the cutting room floor. These producers lied directly to my face, so I don’t expect their money making scheme to be much better.”
It was in April 2017 that Hernandez, who was already serving a life sentence for the murder Odin Lloyd, was found hanging in his prison cell in an apparent suicide just five days after he was acquitted for separate double murder charges. After his death, Hernandez’s brain reportedly showed severe signs chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disease found ten in football players who have experienced repeated head trauma. The condition can lead to symptoms such as mood swings and depression.
Before Halsey, Evan dated actress Emma Roberts and apparently he “took a long time figuring himself out again before he was ready to date.” Now that they’re together, Evan’s friends approve and his “friends think they’re the perfect duo.”
In other Halsey news, the “Without Me” singer previously opened up about the paparazzi and how violent they’re getting. “What’s crazy to me, is if a guy camped outside your house and hid in a bush and took photos you with a long lense camera every single day, without you knowing, you would be so creeped out and scared you would call the police and say you’re being harassed,” she wrote. “But when ur famous it’s just like ‘LOL U ASKED FOR THIS!!!!’ Some FUCK SHIT.”
Hopefully, they paparazzi cool f now that Evan is around.
Well, today you might have seen that Aaron Carter’s name was back in the trending topics tab on Twitter. It’s hard to follow everything that goes on in the whirlwind Carter’s life, so let me break it down for you. Carter has been selling custom tie-dye hoodies on his website for $100 a pop, capitalizing on the current fashion trend. In order to promote these pieces – which customers have tweeted about not receiving nor being refunded for – Aaron tweeted out a link to the webstore along with what seemed to be intended as an inspirational message. “two lions at war can reach an understanding. I have my lions den, you have yours,” he wrote. He attached a photo that depicted this aphorism, but he apparently sourced it from the Internet without consulting the artist who produced the image. The image a black lion and white lion butting heads was made by digital artist, Jonas Jödicke, who is famous as JoJoes Arts for selling his work on Etsy.
Jödicke caught wind Carter using his work to promote his own business and called him out for it on Twitter. “Hey @aaroncarter.. You are using my artwork to promote your merchandise. I have not given you permission to do so. My art is being commercially exploited by people on a daily basis. We artists have rights, too!” Despite Jödicke sending this mild message, Carter fired back with insults. “You should’ve taken it as a compliment dick,” Carter typed. “a fan mine sent this to me. oh here they go again, the answer is No this image has been made public and im using it to promote my clothing line aaroncarter.com guess i’ll see you in small claims court FUCKERY.”
Jödicke responded that he will, in fact, pursue legal action against Carter. He has also since spoken to Forbes about the incident.
Zoe Kravitz spoke about her upcoming role as Catwoman for Matt Reeve’s The Batman during the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, according to Variety.
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Kravitz emphasized the character’s strength and power through femininity as opposed to Batman’s typically masculine approach: “I think Catwoman, Selina Kyle represents really strong femininity, and I’m excited to dive into that.” She added, “I think femininity represents power, and I think it’s a different kind power than masculine power. That’s something that’s really interesting about Batman and Catwoman. I think Batman represents a very kind masculine power, and Catwoman represents very feminine power — slightly more complicated, and ster, too. I like the idea that you can be st, you can be gentle and still be very powerful and still be very dangerous.”
She also spoke during a panel for the upcoming Hulu series, High Fidelity. She praised Michelle Pfeiffer’s take on Catwoman in particular: “I think Catwoman is an iconic character,” she said. “I was never into a lot comic books, but that world was always really intriguing to me. And then, course, Michelle Pfeiffer — her performance has always been super inspiring to me. It just felt iconic.”
Kravitz’s next project, High Fidelity, drops on Hulu, February 14th.
DaBaby has been struggling to stay out trouble. He’s been arrested for two separate incidents in the past month-span and now he may be caught in hot water again. On Saturday (Jan. 18), TMZ shared security camera footage that reportedly shows DaBaby roughing up a hotel worker.
While the clip is pretty grainy, the Charlotte rapper can be seen following a male worker into the lobby a Beverly Hills hotel on December 19. Once they enter, DaBaby grabs the worker and throws him into a wall to have him fall into a chair. He then looms over the victim, sticking his finger in his face while presumably giving him some sort warning or teaching him some sort lesson. According to TMZ, this footage captures the aftermath the hotel worker following DaBaby out the hotel in an attempt to get a photo with the buzzing artist. Sources say DaBaby turned down the guy’s request, which may have incited a rude comment that led DaBaby to retaliate. However, we’ll have to wait to hear more details about this incident. DaBaby and crew apparently left the hotel without further incident. Cops were not called at the time and there has been no report pressed charges.
In a statement released to TMZ, DaBaby’s attorney, Michael Heiskell, said: “Any actions taken by DaBaby were likely in self defense based upon his recall the events and until the video is thoroughly reviewed we have no further comment at this time.”