Lil Peep’s Drug Use Was Reportedly Supported By Enablers Who Supplied His Habit

The line that divided Gustav Elijah Åhr and his rap alter ego, Lil Peep, was a wonderful one. His mom, Liza Womack, advised Rolling Stone that rising up, her son didn’t struggle with drugs or substance abuses that he ten rapped about in his songs. Peep was, nonetheless, reportedly having issue balancing fame with melancholy and nervousness, so he turned to medicine as a coping mechanism. In November 2017, Peep was discovered by his supervisor lifeless on his tour bus simply previous to a present in Tucson, Arizona. The 21-year-old’s demise was dominated an overdose. His post-mortem revealed fentanyl, Xanax, cocaine, marijuana, and varied opiates have been present in his system.

After listening to the lyrics the rapper’s songs, Sarah Stennett, the CEO First Access, Lil Peep’s label, recalled a time that she requested him concerning the extent his drug use. “I mentioned, ‘Look, I’m not right here to chastise you for taking medicine — that’s not my job. What I can inform you is it’s very onerous to succeed in your potential for those who’re a drug person.’” When Peep lived within the neighborhood Echo Park in Los Angeles, identified for its inventive, eclectic characters, his house grew to become the hub for all looking for a spot to remain. According to a pal, medicine have been a staple. “He felt responsible about being the one to rise to the highest actually fast, and consequently was overly welcoming,” Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, who ten visited Peep’s Echo Park house, mentioned. “Somebody screwed a supplier over, and a man got here in and put a gun to Gus’ head.” Peep’s mom referred to as it a “s**tshow.”

Peep’s supervisor, Chase Ortega, recounted moments on tour the place the rapper may barely get himself collectively for a efficiency. “I referred to as Sarah and mentioned, ‘Maybe I’ll simply name the hearth division. We could make a play that it’s a capability factor so we’re defending Peep’s fame and never saying, ‘He’s overdosing.'” Stennett mentioned she approached Peep about canceling the present however he assured her that he would be capable of pull it f.

Rolling Stone exhibits a younger star on a dramatic rise surrounded by individuals who cared for him and each enabled him. Stennett denies ever supplying Peep with medicine, however there are textual content messages between Ortega and Peep the place the supervisor tells him that Stennett has Xanax capsules for him. Mackned, the opening act for Peep’s ultimate tour, advised the publication that Belinda Mercer, that tour’s supervisor, recurrently equipped them with medicine. “Belinda, she’s type a pimp,” he mentioned. “She stored us consistent with medicine. We have been like her ho’s. We have been f**king ketamine ho’s.”

An unnamed supply on the tour mentioned, “The drug that appeared to be well-liked with Gus, with Belinda, was ketamine. When I’d see Gus on ketamine it was alarming as a result of it actually wiped him out, made him nonfunctioning. And I’d identified it was Belinda who received it for him not less than as soon as.” Mercer issued a press release by her legal professional denying the allegations, nonetheless, she notes that the accusations are coming from individuals who have been “frequent drug customers whose accounts could also be unreliable.”

Peep’s mom remains to be making an attempt to piece collectively how her son may have died so tragically at such a younger age. “I simply need to know what occurred,” she mentioned.

 

PnB Rock Has An XXXTentacion Feature On His New Album

After XXXTentacion handed away on June 18th, 2018, his pal and collaborator PnB Rock issued a heartfelt tribute to the late rapper. Taking to the stage, PnB performed an intimate rendition “Changes,” the pair’s stripped-down collaboration. Now, PnB has confirmed that X’s spirit will reside on by a non secular successor, set to look on Rock’s upcoming album TrapStar Turnt PopStar. The rapper took to Twitter to share some the undertaking’s options, confirming that Triple X can be showing, albeit in an unknown capability. 

From the look it, Rock’s album will characteristic appearances from Lil Durk, Tee Grizzley, Quavo, XXXTentacion, Tory Lanez, Lil Skies, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and extra. Naturally, many Triple X’s followers have already expressed pleasure over the “Changes” follow-up. Their first collaboration was finally chosen as one  ?’s lead singles, and has since hit platinum standing. For PnB, the accomplishment was a bittersweet one, because it occurred mere days after X’s loss of life.

“Just came upon me and bro went “Platinum” wit this report,” wrote PnB, two days faraway from X’s passing. “It’s not even the identical tho as a result of i didn’t get a feelin happiness when i heard however as an alternative i simply cried as a result of we ain’t even get to share our second collectively.” Look for TrapStar Turnt PopStar, coming quickly. 

Joycelyn Savage’s Father On R. Kelly: "He Needs To Rot In That Jail Cell, Period"

Days in the past, most of the people witnessed R. Kelly placed on a helluva efficiency throughout his unique Gayle King. Shortly earlier than he joined the CBS anchor within the sales space, his two alleged girlfriends Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage did the identical.

Their message was clear: R. Kelly is their shared love curiosity till they each select to relinquish their roles. Many within the press, imagine Clary and Savage are talking the phrases people who’ve been brainwashed towards their will.

Since the unique Gayle King interviews went to air, the CBS anchor has organized for an additional spherical protection, this time centered across the perspective Joycelyn Savage’s mother and father Timothy and Jonjelyn. The interview was sandwiched in a broader expose highlighting the mother and father’ reclamation efforts.

“I’ve by no means met Mr. Kelly,” Timothy said King in an interview which aired this morning on CBS. “Never in my whole life met Mr. Kelly. I’ve solely talked to him one time on the cellphone. And that one time, you understand what he informed me? He stated, ‘You gonna have to attend to see your daughter. Trust the method.’ How are you able to inform one other father to belief the method, however you rappin’ and ravin’ on TV that you simply wanna see your children, however you will not enable me to see my very own daughter. How do you suppose that makes me really feel as a father?”

Joycelyn’s father Tim was the extra vocal the 2 mother and father. His reproach R. Kelly included him forsaking the singer to his rightful place in jail, his precise phrases: he could be happy to look at R. Kelly “rot in jail” whereas they earnestly strive for a reconciliation with their daughter.

“I am sorry, that is simply the way in which I really feel,” he stated. “He wants assist, however this man has achieved so many ladies improper and he must rot in that jail cell. Period.”

R. Kelly will stay jailed till he or his confidantes safe the $160,000 freedom bond. With all that stated, Joycelyn’s mother and father nonetheless face an uphill battle mending the fence with their daughter, as a result of, in some respects, they may be considerably chargeable for pushing her in his route, virtually vicariously within the hopes she may impress her “singing potential” outdoors their nest. Rest assured, the Feds actually are arduous at work, sussing it out.

Stream Juice WRLD’s New Album ‘Death Race for Love’

It’s been practically a yr since Juice WRLD launched his debut Goodbye & Good Riddance. Since then, the Chicago rapper has topped the charts together with his 4x platinum hit “Lucid Dreams,” launched a collaborative album together with his idol Future (WRLD on Drugs), and toured Europe with Nicki Minaj. Now he returns together with his sophomore album Death Race for Love.

Comprised of 22 tracks, the mission options the singles “Hear Me Calling” and “Robbery,” which turned Juice’s highest debut on the Hot 100. It additionally options collaborations with Young Thug (“ON GOD”), Brent Faiyaz (“Demonz”), and Clever (“Ring Ring”), with manufacturing from No I.D., Cardo, Hit-Boy, and Boi-1da.

According to Billboard, the album was recorded in a Hollywood studio over 5 days. “The final album had a sure vibe to it,” Juice tells the journal. “But my new album has no boundaries. I lastly discovered my very own model, and it’s the perfect feeling ever.”

The 20-year-old is presently on the “Nicki WRLD Tour” with Nicki Minaj via March 28 earlier than returning to the U.S. for his headlining tour, beginning April 25 in Vancouver. The North American trek, which wraps June eight in Dallas, features a cease at Coachella subsequent month.

Stream Death Race for Love beneath.

Wyclef Jean Drops "Wyclef Goes Back To School Volume 1" Project

Wyclef Jean has launched a brand new sequence titled Wyclef Goes Back To School. The albums characteristic artists found by Wyclef whereas touring faculties across the United States.

The first entry, Wyclef Goes Back To School Volume 1, is comprised of 11 songs. The Fugees member contributes vocals to the venture however largely makes use of the platform to showcase his expertise scouting and curation expertise.

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Check out the Wyclef Goes Back To School Volume 1 stream, cowl artwork and tracklist beneath.

Wyclef Jean Drops "Wyclef Goes Back To School Volume 1" Project

1. Back To School Intro f. Sejahari Saulter-Villegas
2. Baba f. Kofi Black
three. Faded Butterfly f. Riley & Samantha Uzbay
four. Page Six f. Phern & Freaky Pat
5. Conexión Caribeña f. Cryptic
6. Gang Related
7. Four Twenty f. Wavie D
eight. Hieroglyphics f. Ausar
9. A Woman’s Smoke f. Jazzy Amra
10. When a Rose Dies f. Raquel & Don Chino
11. Demons Enjoy f. Moira Mack & Jeremy Torres

Mo’Nique Blasts Oprah For "After Neverland" Interviews: "Who Does That?"

The criticism surrounding director Dan Reed’s Leaving Neverland continues. Recently rapper T.I. questioned the motives Michael Jackson’s newest sexual abuse accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, and now Mo’Nique has a number of alternative phrases for Oprah Winfrey. Following the airing  Leaving Neverland, Winfrey hosted her personal tv particular, After Neverland, the place she interviewed the 2 males on the heart the two-part documentary. Mo’Nique and her husband/supervisor Sidney Hicks shared their opinions on their podcast-web sequence “Open Relationship” and expressed their disapproval Oprah’s option to query Jackson’s accusers.

“Here’s a person that was discovered not responsible within the eyes the legislation,” Mo’Nique mentioned. “And you anticipate 10 years after this man was deceased, to now do an interview with individuals who mentioned they lied.” The actress was referring to Jackson’s earlier courtroom trial within the early 2000s the place he was accused molesting a 13-year-old boy and was later acquitted. “For me, it’s unhappy and disheartening. That man welcomed you in his residence and also you spoke how lovely, and all of the love this man has proven kids everywhere in the world.”

Mo'Nique Blasts Oprah For "After Neverland" Interviews: "Who Does That?"
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“When we’re calling somebody a molester they usually’re not right here…Michael Jackson will not be right here to defend himself, which is a significant drawback,” Mo’Nique continued. “He was] discovered not responsible…then you definately come again and also you permit these two males to get in your platform and inform this story, and that man can not defend himself, who does that?” Mo’Nique additionally talked about that Robson’s lawsuit was thrown out back in 2014.

The couple additionally took calls from the general public, together with one listener who chastised Oprah for capitalizing f the downfall public black figures or drama within the black group. Another caller mentioned that they had been ready on Oprah to have an interview particular about her buddy Harvey Weinstein. Dozens girls, together with a number of well-known faces, have accused the previous Hollywood government and co-founder Miramax sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Actresses Rose McGowan and Annabella Sciorra have openly shared their stories, alleging that Weinstein raped them.

Pete Davidson Debuts New Unicorn Tattoo On His Forearm

Pete Davidson has no worry with regards to going below the needle and updating his physique with some everlasting ink. He beforehand inked up his physique fairly a bit when he dated Ariana Grande, as everyone knows, and adopted up by getting most them coated after they broke up. Just last week, he debuted a brand new tattoo that is impressed by his greatest pal Machine Gun Kelly and right this moment we have our fingers on a picture yet one more piece work.

New York tattoo artist Ryan Mullins shared a picture some work he did on Pete’s forearm and it is a large unicorn. We cannot say for certain what impressed the tattoo or what the magical beast even stands for. 

In different Pete information, he is now courting actress Kate Beckinsale who’s 20-years his senior and MGK is a fan his pal’s courting decisions. “I like that shit…that shit’s tight,” he told paparazzi, including how he vet Kate for the sake his pal however all indicators level to her being “nice.” 

Kate’s ex-boyfriend shared some recommendation for Pete as he embarks on a relationship with the actress. “Run….take pleasure in it whilst you can. I hope they’re each completely satisfied I hope they’ll construct to the place it is a longtime good relationship,” he said. “Just watch out.”

Martin Shkreli’s Prison Nickname Makes A Lot Of Sense

Martin Shkreli gained infamy after he claimed to personal Wu-Tang Clan‘s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. The album has by no means been launched to the general public and Shkreli beloved to brag about listening to unreleased Wu-Tang music so all people might be jealous him. Before the ficial launch Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter V, the previous prescription drugs government mentioned that he was additionally in possession  that challenge, discovering it in a automotive in the future. He was sentenced to spend seven years in prison for fraud and conspiracy charges final 12 months and through his first twelve months behind bars, he has earned himself a reasonably correct nickname.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Shkreli had been operating his firm from jail, utilizing a contraband cellular phone to arrange the enterprise. He was additionally tweeting from a secret account. Shkreli will probably be caught as we speak since, you realize, the story is on the market that he has an unlawful cellphone on him. The publication additionally notes that he has made just a few shut allies behind bars. 

Martin Shkreli's Prison Nickname Makes A Lot Of Sense
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“He has made jail pals, together with ‘Krispy’ and ‘D-Block,'” writes the Wall Street Journal. “Some whom affectionately name him ‘Asshole,’ based on folks accustomed to his new life. They stroll alongside him within the corridor to ward f shenanigans from different inmates.”

Apparently, Shkreli wished to hitch a jail band however his pals stopped him as a result of the opposite members the group have been locked up for baby molestation. Sounds about proper.

Germany's Recorded Music Revenue Dipped Nearly 1% In 2018

As streaming continues to rise within the nation, the German music trade continues its transition from bodily gross sales to digital sources.

Several months in the past, German music affiliation Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI) underscoring the rising power of streaming within the nation.

With a document 79.5 billion streams, streaming music grew 40% in Germany in 2018.

As with most nations, nonetheless, bodily media continued on the decline.

CDs declined with 48.2 million items offered, down 23% over 2017.  In a surprising drop, vinyl gross sales fell 7%, with BVMI monitoring solely three million data offered.

Downloads stay a well-liked and robust format within the nation with 49 million purchases.  Of that quantity, customers bought 7.5 million albums and 41.5 million particular person tracks.

Now, the BVMI has launched its full-year 2018 recorded music income report.

Unlike different markets, music income really fell in Germany.

Last yr, the German music trade brought in €1.6 billion ($1.eight billion) in recorded music income, down zero.four% year-over-year.  Music gross sales got here from all accessible codecs – streaming, CD, digital downloads, and vinyl.

Spinning the report, the BVMI claimed the German music trade stays secure and “on track” in its transition to digital income.

Breaking down the report, 56.7% of all recorded music income final yr got here from digital sources.  Of that quantity, streaming music now accounts for 46.four% of all income, digital downloads 7.eight%, and different digital sources – together with on-demand streaming video companies (i.e., YouTube) – 2.6%.

Physical gross sales made up simply 43.three% of Germany’s recorded music income final yr.  Of that quantity, 36.four% got here from CD gross sales.  Vinyl had a low four.four% share.  Music DVDs/Blu-Rays had 2.1%.  And ‘different’ bodily gross sales had a zero.four% share.

Vinyl gross sales beforehand stood at 9.6% in 2017, declining 5.2% in 2018.

Speaking on the report, BVMI Chairman and CEO Dr. Florian Drücke, defined,

After its earlier 4 years of progress, trade turnover has now had its second yr at a gradual plateau stage.  This just isn’t sad information.

The German music trade continues to carry the course because it strikes by means of a serious transformation part.

This stability is outstanding contemplating that we skilled a 20 % decline in gross sales of CDs, a media format that also contributes considerably to trade earnings and is subsequently tremendously essential for the trade’s total steadiness sheet.

Like most different main music group heads, Drücke took time to lambast user-uploaded companies (i.e., YouTube) for his or her dismal income payouts to the music trade.

A message to all those that nonetheless assume that consumer add platforms shouldn’t should pay greater royalties: According to current research, followers eat music at about equal time-share by means of audio and video streaming choices.  However, that doesn’t translate into gross sales.

“While audio streaming is now coming near 50 % of trade income, streaming video-enabled music is simply 2.four % again to creatives and their companions, one thing that’s usually forgotten within the present debate on copyright reform.

 


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Michael Jackson Credited His Longtime Bodyguard With Subbing In As "His Father"

TMZ simply unearthed a doc through which Michael Jackson thanked his bodyguard for being the daddy determine he by no means had. The letter dated “1992” addressed Bill Bray, whereas additionally making quite a few allusions to his troubled childhood.

TMZ famous one occasion specifically, the place the King Pop offers head-on along with his trauma. The transcript reads, “Joseph by no means ever had time for me, he solely noticed me as a method for him to earn money,” an apparent to what’s ten thought to be “The Jackson Family Business.” 

Michael Jackson Credited His Longtime Bodyguard With Subbing In As "His Father"

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In retaining with the notion that “nothing is sacred,” Michael Jackson’s letter to Bill Bray wound up in a collector’s public sale, the place bidding will begin at $2,500. RR Auction, because the bidding home is known as, expects a return $18,000 from the best bidder. As I discussed earlier than, MJ credit Bray with taking part in the position a Dad, particularly in his utterance :  “I do not know what would have occurred to me if you weren’t round.”

According to the public sale home, Bill Bray began working for the Jackson household again within the 70s, on the top the Jackson 5-craze. Once the group dissolved, MJ held onto Bill Bray as his private bodyguard, till he retired within the mid-90s. The public sale closes this time subsequent week, you may file bids proper here, when you join an RR display screen identify.

R. Kelly Back in Custody Over Unpaid Child Support

R. Kelly is again in police custody Wednesday after a listening to over unpaid baby assist.

The 52-year-old singer was taken out the again of the courtroom at Chicago’s Daley Center along with his arms behind his again. His arms weren’t cuffed. A spokesperson for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office tells The Associated Press that Kelly can be transferred to the Cook County Jail.

Last month, a Cook County decide issued an order that may ship Kelly to jail if he didn’t pay the $161,663 he owes his ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, by 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving 4 girls, together with three who have been underage on the time. He spent three nights in jail earlier than posting $100,000 to safe his launch on $1 million bail. The cash was put forth by a feminine fan who met him on a Lake Michigan cruise final fall.

Kelly has pleaded his innocence. During an explosive interview with CBS News’ Gayle King, he referred to as his accusers liars and mentioned he’s the sufferer of a smear marketing campaign. “I didn’t do that stuff,” mentioned Kelly. “This just isn’t me. I’m fightin’ for my fu**in’ life.”

David Irving Calls NFL Drug Policy "Bulls***" In Social Media Rant

Dallas Cowboys defensive sort out David Irving was suspended by the NFL for the third time in his profession after breaking their drug use coverage. In 2017 and 2018, Irving was suspended for the primary 4 video games the season, however this time round, he has been suspended indefinitely. Each time, Irving has been crucial the league and their hypocritical views on drug use. Essentially, Irving says that the league is prepared to medicate gamers with prescription capsules that are addictive however are harsh on leisure medication reminiscent of marijuana, which are not as addictive or devastating.

Irving took to some Instagram feedback lately and unloaded on the NFL, making his case as for why his suspension was undeserved. The remark was in relation to a narrative on how the NFL is considering restructuring their substance abuse coverage.

David Irving Calls NFL Drug Policy "Bulls***" In Social Media Rant

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“Once they do this, give me a name,” Irving stated. “Cuz it is bulls*** how I’ve Xanax bars n hydros proper subsequent to me to take, given to me by the NFL course. However, we will not smoke the identical weed the workers itself smokes.”

The NFL has been criticized quite a few instances over time in relation to its stance on weed, as many gamers have been suspended for minuscule infractions.

Irving will turn into a free agent as March 13th and his future in Dallas stays unsure.

Amber Rose Blinds Fans With Blinged Out "Bussdown" Watch From Boyfriend

Amber Rose is hopelessly in love together with her boo Alexander Edwards, and he or she is not afraid to indicate him f on social media. He, too, let’s his woman know the way a lot he appreciates her, and lately Rose shared simply how a lot in an Instagram put up. Sporting an iced out watch created by superstar jeweler Nick Bhindi, Rose blinded viewers together with her bling in an Instagram clip that she captioned, “Daddy acquired me a brand new Bussdown.”

In late January, Rose gushed over Edwards, posting a photograph him on her Instagram and writing a prolonged caption to share her adoration. “He thinks he soooo cute!,” Rose started. “He actually is tho 😩🤗😍 and candy, sensible, gifted, charismatic and total simply an incredible man. In the previous I’ve used the phrases ‘greatest good friend’ very loosely whereas talking my ex’s however I can truthfully say I really feel like this man actually is my BEST FRIEND! We speak for hours, he makes me a greater particular person, he listens to me and understands me.”

Rose additionally stated that Edwards is nothing like the lads she’s beforehand been with, relationships that included Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Monte Morris, and 21 Savage. “He additionally got here into my life at a time the place I’ve had sufficient the narcissistic, dishonest and abuse I’ve endured over time from my earlier relationships….. Me all the time apologizing for issues I had no enterprise apologizing for, being gaslighted, manipulated and mentally abused 😔 I felt so broken once I met him and pushed him away to start with, he has talked me by means of all the pieces whereas concurrently loving me and dealing with me so I may overcome my concern loving somebody in essentially the most healthiest manner once more. So @ae4president Thank you for all ur love and assist child. I really like you a lot.”

Will Smith Braves Shark-Infested Waters In New "Bucket List"

What mad feat will Will Smith rise up to subsequent? The beloved icon has lately launched his “Bucket List” sequence, which finds him staring loss of life within the face, all within the identify instilling braveness in his followers. We’ve already seen the legendary actor courageous the perilous act skydiving, and now it might seem he is taking to the seas for one more installment. This time, Will is hellbent on swimming with sharks, going as far as to don full-on scuba gear for the event. In a approach, he is really dealing with a pair fears, ought to the notion deep diving render him uneasy.

Will took to Instagram to preview the episode, which options an abundance seafaring enjoyable. The sharks are quite a few, they usually appear to like Will as a lot because the plenty do. As the seventeen-minute installment unfolds, Will finds himself coping with some true lethans: 13ft, 700lb, “BIG ASS TIGER SHARKS,” by his personal estimation. After swimming ever nearer to the majestic creatures, dare I say befriending them, he emerges with a newfound lease on life. “Nothing in life will ever really feel like that. Dude,” he utters, utterly dumbfounded. “Dude…”

Check out the total episode proper right here,  Facebook. 

Converse And The Soloist Team Up For ERX 260 Collaboration

In the final couple months, manufacturers like Nike, Adidas, and even Converse have tried to deliver again classic excessive high sneakers from the 80s and 90s. For Converse, the mannequin they appear most eager on bringing again has been the ERX-260, a cumbersome high-top that was as soon as seen as a premier basketball shoe. The iconic model even employed the likes Don C to assist design some fairly flashy colorways the shoe. Now Converse is teaming up with Takahiro Miyashita TheSoloist to create a fairly modern and stealthy model the ERX-260 that could not be any extra totally different than Don C’s interpretation.

Instead laces, Miyashita insists on a cumbersome zipper happening the center, whereas black leather-based and suede panels costume the complete higher the shoe. On the tongue, TheSoloist imprints its “I Am The Soloist” branding in white writing which provides a pop shade to the shoe. While the overwhelming majority the shoe is wearing black, the outsole is available in a translucent blue. On the underside the outsole, “Hello! I Am The Soloist” is written in black.

Converse And The Soloist Team Up For ERX 260 Collaboration

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Converse And The Soloist Team Up For ERX 260 Collaboration

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If you are trying to cop these, they are going to be obtainable as Saturday, March ninth for $150 USD, in keeping with Sneaker News.