Oakland Raiders Expected To Make Move For Le’Veon Bell: Report

The Oakland Raiders are reportedly one a number of groups anticipated to make an fer for All Pro working again Le’Veon Bell, after making a commerce for Bell’s former teammate, Antonio Brown.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, “Oakland will probably be prepared and is prepared to spend for star energy.” The Raiders enter free company with somewhat greater than $58 million in cap area, which is the seventh most amongst all NFL groups.

While Oakland could have plans beginning “Steelers West” out in Oakland, they are not the one group who will probably be making a transfer for Bell as soon as free company kicks f. 

The New York Jets, who’ve over $80 million accessible, are additionally among the many “favorites” to land Bell, along with groups just like the San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts, amongst others. 

The 27-year previous Pro Bowler has rushed for over 1,200 yards in three his final 4 NFL seasons, and he racked up greater than 1,800 yards from scrimmage in every these three Pro Bowl campaigns. 

Klay Thompson Rips Warriors Fans For Not Giving Enough Energy

With only a few weeks left earlier than the NBA playfs, the Golden State Warriors are extremely thought-about because the favorites to win the title. They’ve received three the final 4 championships and with a stacked roster, there is no such thing as a denying how a lot a powerhouse they’re. Despite all that, the Warriors managed to lose to at least one the worst groups in basketball within the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. The ultimate rating was 115-111 and noticed the Suns run away with the sport with about 4 minutes left.

After the match, Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson spoke concerning the sport and even had some harsh phrases for the Oracle Arena trustworthy, who Thompson felt weren’t engaged sufficient throughout the sport.

Per ESPN:

“We’ve been enjoying rather a lot basketball for 5 years now, so you are not going to be excellent for 82 video games — we have had too many missteps — however on the finish the day, that is the primary time we have misplaced to that group in 19 video games. So it is ugly however … I anticipate our crowd to be little extra into it, too. Like, I do know it is not the playfs, however it’s our final go-around at Oracle. Least you’ll be able to arise or one thing after we make play, particularly to start with. We want that power, particularly this time the 12 months. It’s arduous to conjure up power each single night time ‘trigger you are trying ahead to the playfs and that run. So we anticipate our followers to sort carry that from the bounce. … It’s like us, although. You cannot carry it each night time, however nonetheless it helps. … It would not matter if we’re enjoying the Suns or the Bucks, whoever it’s. We want that power from them as a result of we feed f that.”

The excellent news for the Warriors is they’re nonetheless first place within the Western Conference with a file 45-21.

Jennifer Hudson To Portray Aretha Franklin In 2020 Biopic

Naturally, with the passing legendary singer Aretha Franklin, a movie chronicling the songstress’ life was positive to comply with and now it has been reported that Jennifer Hudson would be the expertise tasked with portraying the late Queen Of Soul on the silver display in a biopic set to debut in 2020.

Deadline stories that the movie, tentatively titled Respect, will arrive in August 2020 MGM and might be directed by Liesl Tommy whereas being scripted Oscar winner Callie Khouri. The publication says that the movie will comply with Franklin’s journey from childhood singing in her fame preacher father’s choir to her rise as a global celebrity.

Scott Bernstein Tradecraft and Harvey Mason Jr., who has written and produced for each Franklin and Hudson are each producers on Respect, and as Deadline notes, the movie is ready to reach throughout primetime for Oscar hopefuls to make their business debuts. 

Hudson, course, is not any stranger to the Oscars’ stage having received the award for Best Supporting Actress in 2007 for her function in Dreamgirls. Currently, the one different movie scheduled to reach on the identical date as Respect is an untitled Universal movie. 

It was in August 2018 that Franklin handed away on the age 76 after an extended battle with pancreatic most cancers.

Kevin Gates Concert Cut Short Due To Gunfire

Corpus Christi, TX – Kevin Gates’ efficiency on the Concrete Street Amphitheater in Corpus Christi, Texas concluded forward of schedule on Saturday evening (March 9). Gunfire pressured the live performance to come back to an abrupt finish, in keeping with KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi.

Police working the occasion decided the pictures got here from exterior the venue, in keeping with TMZ. The gunfire was believed to have come from a neighborhood close to the Concrete Street Amphitheater.

The gunfire reportedly occurred close to the top of Gates’ set and induced many attendees to flee the scene. Some followers on social media stated Gates nonetheless wished to carry out after the pictures have been fired.

“@iamkevingates straight up stated ‘fuck it yet one more music’ when the gunshots have been going off,” one fan wrote on Twitter.

Despite his plea, Gates was escorted off stage by safety and didn’t return. No followers have been injured on the live performance.

Check out a video from the scene under.

Knicks Fan Kicked Out Of Game After Telling James Dolan "Sell The Team!"

The persistent pleas a sullen NY Knicks landed a fan on the skin the Garden throughout final evening’s contest with the Sacramento Kings. It seems, James Dolan is working a totalitarian ship over the Knicks Inc. – as a result of when a fan seated within the decrease deck rose to seek out Dolan within the tunnel, promote the crew, issues did not precisely as both celebration had planned.

You actually assume I ought to promote the crew?” Dolan requested the fan, upon listening to the heckling echo by means of a then-empty Madison Square Garden. “You need to not come to any extra video games?” The Knicks proprietor then requested the disgruntled fan to think about his impolite habits. Once Dolan was safely out view, MSG safety attendants frisked the fan for his ID earlier than instructing him to depart.

As this second, it is unclear as as to if the disgruntled fan a “everlasting ban” from all Knickerbockers’ festivities on the Garden just like the one bestowed upon Charles Oakley after his now-infamous altercation with MSG safety.

Although it does state within the MSG “about column” that any spectator that’s “disrespectful to anybody in our venues, we’ll ask you to not return.” Coupled with the actual fact, Dolan informed the ejected fan that he appreciated the assist, “and, you already know, get pleasure from watching them on TV.” James Dolan: greatest proprietor in sports activities, am I proper?

Kodak Black Show Gets Extra Security After Lil Wayne Beef

New Orleans police are on excessive alert within the wake of Kodak Black’s beef with Lil Wayne.

The “ZEZE” rapper has a present scheduled on the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts in Weezy’s hometown on Thursday (Mar. 14) and the venue is taking precautions to keep away from any violence. According to TMZ, the venue’s house owners are afraid that Kodak’s recent comments can have some Weezy followers out for revenge.

Last weekend, Kodak was at Miami’s LIV nightclub and anticipated to see Wayne. When he didn’t present, Kodak obtained upset and grabbed the mic, lashing out at his “Codeine Dreaming” collaborator.

“Where Lil Wayne at? … You fuckin’ maggot,” he instructed the gang. “You ought to’ve died while you was a child.”

After the LIV video surfaced, Lil Wayne’s daughter, Reginae Carter, got here to her father’s protection. “You new lil rappers want to start out giving props and respect to the Goat. My father don’t hassle no one,” she wrote. “He received’t even react to what was mentioned . This man be in his personal world so depart him tf alone.”

Kodak returned fireplace, calling her Wayne’s “little bald-headed daughter.” “Nobody ain’t say nothing to that little woman,” he mentioned. “First of all, no one ain’t say nothing about your daddy, so don’t be coming at me like that. I ain’t no shawty, I ain’t no peon.”

Reginae’s mom, Toya Wright, additionally weighed in (“Boy F#CK you”), prompting Kodak to reply: “@toyawright If I Ain’t Have No Girlfriend I’ll Fuck Da Shit Out Yo Fine Ass.”

Security on the Mahalia Jackson Theater can be monitoring social media for any threats in regards to the present. New Orleans police can even present further safety to make sure Kodak’s security.

Kehlani Debuts at No. 1 On Top R&B Albums Chart With "While We Wait"

Kehlani now earns her second No. 1 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart together with her While We Wait effort for the week ending in March ninth, placing an finish to the reign held by Ella Mai’s self-titled debut. In its entry, the challenge earned 34,000 equal album items and reprises the singer’s position at No. 1 as she went No. with 2017’s SweetSexySavage for one week.

While We Wait additionally makes its debut at No. 5 on the Top R&B/Hip0-Hop Albums chart, and as beforehand reported bowed at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart.

As the entire challenge makes its respective debuts, choose tracks additionally make their very own debut on the Hot R&B Songs chart, with the very best the brand new entries being the Dom Kennedy assisted “Nunya.”

Following after is “Feels” at No. 16, the Musiq Soulchild collab “Footsteps” at No. 17, the 6LACK-assisted “RPG” at No. 20, “Too Deep” at No. 22, and ‘Morning glory” at No. 24.

Elsewhere, “Nights Like This,” that includes Ty Dolla $ign peaks at No. four, marking Kehlani’s finest exhibiting on the chart and topping her No. 6 peak for “Gangsta” again in 2016. “Nights” additionally climbs to No. 32 on the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart after a 23 p.c increase in performs whereas going from 72 to No. 67 on the Billboard Hot 100 after incomes 10.three million streams within the United States.

King Ice Releases Death Row Records Jewelry Collection

Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles based mostly Hip Hop jewellery firm, King Ice, has teamed up with Death Row Records for an unique jewellery assortment that brings the notorious West Coast report label chains again to life.

Death Row Records who’re answerable for legendary artists comparable to Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and the late Tupac Shakur, made their stamp on the music business in a means that’s nonetheless very current at the moment. The label was based by Marion “Suge” Knight and Michael “Harry O” Harris in 1991.

King Ice Releases Death Row Records Jewelry Collection

Rapper The Game not too long ago talked concerning the influence the label had on Hip Hop as he was gifted a 14ok stable gold Death Row emblem chain.

“I had a Death Row chain that Suge gave to me, that I by within the crowd. Cause I used to only give my followers — I by my G-Unit shit within the crowd, Aftermath chain within the crowd, its like Aftermath,  like Suga gave me that, I by it within the crowd you realize now that I’m older it’s like fuck I want I nonetheless had that. But nigga I bought that again. I bought that now.”

This shouldn’t be the primary time King Ice has collaborated with Hip Hop royalty. Past collections embody artist like Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, and The Game to call a couple of, in addition to manufacturers like Champion and PlayStation up to now.

This time round they are going to be providing the Death Row Records assortment in two variations, in white gold or 14Ok yellow gold end iced out with clear VVS diamond simulates paired with a 24” 8mm chrome steel Cuban chain. The second model can have a stable white gold or 14Ok gold end with out stones additionally paired with a 24” 8mm chrome steel Cuban chain.

Check out the new Death Row Records collection here.

Kanye West’s "Yandhi" Engineer Reveals Nicki Minaj Feature & Album’s Theme

Ever since Kanye West pushed again Yandhi indefinitely, we have not gotten a lot information in any respect about it. Perhaps that is a very good factor although as a result of every time Kanye does make bulletins, they are typically rushed. That was the case with ye, which has develop into one the weakest factors within the legendary artist’s discography. Today, we had been fortunate sufficient to get some information concerning the upcoming album an interview with engineer Kevin Celik. 

Kanye West's "Yandhi" Engineer Reveals Nicki Minaj Feature & Album's Theme
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The Los Angeles-based engineer labored on loads songs which have but to be launched, together with three tracks on Yandhi and a chunk Dreamville’s Revenge the Dreamers three. Chatting with The Lunch Table, Celik revealed some details about Kanye West’s subsequent album that many will discover intriguing. According to him, the work will likely be “monumental” and is ready to shift the panorama music this 12 months. There is allegedly a track referred to as “New Body,” which options Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign, and Celik says that from the lyrics, he might inform that it was impressed by Kim Kardashian. In truth, out the three songs that he labored on, there’s a very clear “Women’s Empowerment” theme current on the venture. 

Finally, we have got a glimpse into what Kanye has been doing within the studio. While we nonetheless haven’t any clue when Yandhi will likely be launched, not less than we have got some data to work f . Are you excited?

EMI Music Publishing Files Suit Against Kanye West for Breach of Contract

Kanye West has in opposition to EMI Music Publishing and Universal Music Group in a spat over rights to his publishing catalog.  But EMI is now swiping again.

West shared on Twitter that he was trying to purchase his rights again from Sony/ATV Music Publishing.  Sony/ATV apparently valued the catalog at round $eight to $9 million.

However, the writer refused to promote the rights to West, and that’s when the authorized sparks flew.

West filed two separate lawsuits in opposition to Sony’s EMI and UMG for his publishing rights. The rapper is looking for declaratory reduction and alleges unjust enrichment from his works by EMI, Roc-a-Fella, Def Jam, UMG, and Bravado.

West says EMI compelled him right into a lopsided enterprise association. He argues that the California labor code prohibits indefinite working relationships.  That final level gained some benefit when his legal professionals argued that Kanye’s contract violates California’s private contracts limitation statute.

Now, EMI Music Publishing has launched its own lawsuit in opposition to West in federal courtroom for breach of contract.

The new lawsuit argues that West’s claims are blocked by copyright regulation and deny that West supplied any private providers.

West’s contract was signed earlier than he gained such widespread mainstream consideration and prevents him from retiring during its term.  The clause is designed to forestall West (and different artists) from abandoning music creation.

“At no time throughout the Term will you search to retire as a songwriter, recording artist or producer or take any prolonged hiatus throughout which you aren’t actively pursuing Your musical profession in the identical primary method as You have pursued such profession to this point.”

EMI additional factors to a clause offering unique jurisdiction in New York, somewhat than California. West argues that he’s been laboring for EMI for the reason that contract was signed in 2003.  He additionally famous that the contract had been renewed a number of instances afterward.

Just final 12 months, a New York appeals courtroom upheld a rejection of the identical declare from Kesha, who .

Federal regulation permits copyright reversion, however the choice doesn’t develop into accessible till 35 years after the work is first revealed. West is hoping to pressure EMI into that reversion a lot sooner.EMI Music Publishing Files Suit Against Kanye West for Breach of Contract

EMI Music Publishing Files Suit Against Kanye West for Breach of Contract

EMI Music Publishing Files Suit Against Kanye West for Breach of ContractEMI Music Publishing Files Suit Against Kanye West for Breach of ContractEMI Music Publishing Files Suit Against Kanye West for Breach of ContractEMI Music Publishing Files Suit Against Kanye West for Breach of ContractEMI Music Publishing Files Suit Against Kanye West for Breach of ContractEMI Music Publishing Files Suit Against Kanye West for Breach of Contract

EMI Music Publishing Files Suit Against Kanye West for Breach of ContractEMI Music Publishing Files Suit Against Kanye West for Breach of Contract

Rapsody Talks New Album, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj & Wanting To Work With Solange

New York, NY – In honor of International Women’s Day, Rapsody joined Buzzfeed News AM to DM to debate her new music, the finest recommendation she’s gotten from JAY-Z and the ladies who’re impacting as we speak’s Hip Hop scene.

The Grammy-nominated rapper described her sound as lyrical and poetic, however stated she additionally appreciates the several types of music rap heavyweights Cardi B and Nicki Minaj deliver to the desk.

“I’m good on soulful music, dope drums,” she stated. “I like music with plenty of feeling. I really like Cardi B as a result of her music is actually enjoyable. Nicki makes plenty of huge music [for] individuals throughout the board, mainstream-wise and I similar to to hit you within the soul with stuff.”

Cardi and Rapsody have been supporting one another since 2017, however the North Carolina queen took time within the interview to indicate particular like to her Bronx colleague and revealed the 2 met one another for the primary time final weekend.

“She’s an MC that’s in it simply to have a superb time and to bounce,” she stated. “That’s what I really like about her. She’s enjoyable, she’s herself.”

Rapsody was 28 when she grew to become the first female rapper to signal with Roc Nation. After working collectively for nearly 10 years, she had solely good issues to say about his management and recommendation.

“The one factor to listen to from him is to at all times be your self,” she stated. “You’re on the suitable path … although success to different individuals could also be completely different from what yours is, hold doing what you’re doing.”

Her Roc Nation debut, Laila’s Wisdom, was nominated for a Grammy Award within the Best Rap Album class final yr. Now, she’s within the studio engaged on her subsequent undertaking, which she stated will likely be fully completely different.

“We went someplace else with it and experimented and thought outdoors the field,” she defined. “It’s one thing that I’m proud to share with my sisters.”

As for potential options, Rapsody gushed over Solange and her When I Get Home album and confessed, “She’s on my record.”

Seeing because it’s International Women’s Day, Rapsody additionally mirrored on ladies’s function in Hip Hop as we speak.

“I have a look at the fellows, and they’re all completely different and all completely different sounds, and I really feel like they’re all represented,” she stated. “And I don’t really feel like ladies are all represented as a lot as we needs to be within the mainstream media.

But she is excited so many new feminine acts are popping up.

“All the Dolls, whether or not it’s Kash Doll or Asian Doll, Tokyo Jetz, Noname, Dreezy, Ill Camille,” she stated. “There’s so many. It’s a superb time for music.”

Watch the complete interview above.

Zion Williamson Is Doubtful For Saturday Against North Carolina: Report

Zion Williamson confronted his greatest nightmare only a couple weeks in the past whereas enjoying in opposition to the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Duke Blue Devils star – who is anticipated to go first general within the NBA draft – broke by way of his shoe simply 30 seconds into their matchup on February 20th. The incident left Zion with a minor knee sprain that has saved him out the lineup ever since. Duke is ready to face UNC once more on Saturday and whereas Zion is recovering properly, head coach Mike Krzyzewski says he most likely will not play, however he’ll be prepared for the playfs.

“The manner it is going, he is not going to be uncertain for the event,” Krzyzewski stated in keeping with ESPN. “Thursday’s exercise was fairly thrilling, actually, to see him transfer and trust in his actions. Now we have got to get him into situation and have him do some work in opposition to contact.”

Zion Williamson Is Doubtful For Saturday Against North Carolina: Report

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Coach Okay additionally lamented over how good a teammate Zion is and the way excited he’s to get again into the lineup.

“He’s so team-oriented,” Krzyzewski defined. “I believe it bothers him that he hasn’t been with us. But we will not let him push the method an excessive amount of to the place his loyalty to his workforce — and he hasn’t — goes in opposition to him coming again the best way he ought to come again.”

Duke at the moment sits at a report 26-Four and are the fourth-ranked workforce within the Nation. 

Disney’s "Star Wars: Galaxy Edge" Theme Park Opens This Summer

Though many would doubtless dub it the world’s most “magical place,” Disneyworld is about to get much more expansive. It was beforehand reported that the enduring theme park could be including a brand new Star Wars part referred to as “Galaxy’s Edge,” full with a range rides and sights. Now, the discharge date for the launch has been unveiled: California’s Disneyland model will open on May 31st, whereas Florida’s Disneyworld model will open on August 29th. Unfortunately, the parks have but to be accomplished to their full capability, which means that solely one the 2 introduced rides shall be obtainable from the soar.

The aforementioned rides, which embrace “Smugglers Run” and “Rise the Resistance,” have already garnered up lots curiosity from potential company. “Smugglers Run,” which shall be obtainable upon opening date, will enable company to take a seat within the driver’s seat the enduring Millennium Falcon. Later this 12 months will come “Rise the Resistance,” which has been dubbed by Disney CEO Bob Iger as “probably the most technologically superior and immersive attraction we’ve got ever imagined.” Unfortunately, that one’s solely dropping later this 12 months, so think about planning your journeys accordingly.

Any followers Disneyland and/or World up right here? If so, what do you consider this new Star Wars park?

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Jussie Smollett’s Case: Chicago PD Launch Internal Investigation Over False Info

There’s an inside investigation that is been launched inside the Chicago Police Department. The inflow data that leaked to the media regarding Jussie Smollett’s case has prompted ficials to look into the place their “vulnerabilities” lie.

Jussie Smollett's Case: Chicago PD Launch Internal Investigation Over False Info
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A rep for the Chicago PD informed TMZ the Chief Of Detectives opened an investigation as a consequence of issues surrounding the police division was leaking data to the general public. The Chicago PD says there’s been a ton “inaccurate” data surfacing within the media surrounding Smollett’s case and now, they’re making an attempt to crack down on who the wrongdoer is.

“When there are allegations data being leaked, an inside investigation has been opened and we’re additionally taking a look at our vulnerabilities,” a spokesperson for the Chicago PD stated.

The Chicago PD’s confronted tons criticism for the best way they’ve dealt with the Jussie Smollett case particularly because of the quantity data that was being unfold from police sources. The actor’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, claimed the police drive leaks have been in an try and smear the actor’s repute. 

“I believe the cooperation Smollett is exactly why they’ve these two suspects],” Geragos informed CNN. “I have never seen something besides leaks based on legislation enforcement sources. To me, that screams out anyone that is making an attempt to govern one thing.”

Earlier at the moment, the hospital the place Jussie Smollett checked himself into after his alleged assault fired dozens workers for unauthorized entry to the actor’s medical data. 

Lakers Limiting LeBron James’ Minutes For Rest Of Season: Report

The Los Angeles Lakers are nonetheless mathematically alive within the hunt for a spot within the playfs, but it surely seems the staff is making ready to throw within the towel.

According to a report by Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, the Lakers and LeBron James have agreed to a minutes restriction shifting ahead. Furthermore, it is unlikely that the four-time MVP will play in any extra back-to-back video games down the stretch.

Though LeBron reached one other milestone in his profession Wednesday night time, as he surpassed Michael Jordan for fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, the Lakers suffered one other essential L by the hands the Denver Nuggets.

As a end result the 115-99 loss, the Lakers at the moment are sitting in 11th place within the Western Conference at 30-35. With 17 video games remaining, the staff is 6.5 video games again the eighth seeded Los Angeles Clippers, they usually’re nearer record-wise to the Memphis Grizzlies, who’ve the sixth worst document within the league. 

LeBron, 34, is averaging 27.1 factors, eight.6 rebounds and eight assists in 47 video games this season. He additionally averages the seventh most minutes per recreation with 35.6 minutes per.

Up subsequent for the Lakers is a Saturday night time matchup in opposition to the Celtics in Boston, a recreation which is able to air on ABC at eight:30pm ET. There are three back-to-back video games remaining on the Lakers schedule, so it is seemingly James will miss no less than three extra video games and presumably extra as soon as they’re ficially eradicated from playf rivalry.