LeBron James Honors Nipsey Hussle With Custom Jersey 

Lakers superstar LeBron James took to Instagram to honor the late Nipsey Hussle on Tuesday (September 17). The 34-year-old NBA legend posted a photo of himself in front of an ocean, wearing a custom-made royal blue jersey with the slain rapper’s infamous “Crenshaw” slogan across the front.

The garment also features LeBron’s longtime number, 23, alongside a small Nike logo.

Bron captioned the pic with some heartfelt words, saying, “I know you smiling down back at me my G! The Marathon will Always Continue all around the world with me! #TMC” before tagging Nipsey and his long-time girlfriend and mother of his son Kross, Lauren London.

The jersey is reminiscent of a classic Los Angeles Lakers’ throwback uniform. As of now, there haven’t been any reports if the team intends on implementing these for the season. 

Kevin Hart Reportedly Denies Leaking Sextape To Further His Career

If you missed it, Kevin Hart is being sued for $60 million dollars by the woman who was featured in his leaked tape from 2017. She alleges in her suit, Kevin actually helped film their encounter to hype his career, but that ain’t true he says.

Sources told TheBlast that Kev would never do anything to further his career that would harm his wife or family, and anyone who thinks otherwise is “ridiculous and wrong.” They added, if you really think about, it doesn’t make sense for Kev to concoct this type stunt that could jeopardize his wife & family, when at the time he’s career had already skyrocketed.

Reports suggest that Kevin’s team is finding evidence pointing the finger at his longtime friend, JT Jackson, who allegedly tried to get paid for giving the tape back to the comedian. Apparently there are direct messages asking for a specific amount money for the tape and a search history on his computer about how to get paid BitCoin.

Whether or not this woman will be successful in the lawsuit remains to be seen, but we’ll most definitely keep you posted moving forward. Don’t be surprised if this ends in a settlement.

 

 

Backstreet Boys’s Nick Carter Accuses Brother Aaron Of Threatening To Kill His Wife

In the past, the Carters have let their family dramas play out in front the world, even with reality television cameras rolling. Child singer Aaron Carter has returned to television to air his dirty laundry on WeTV’s Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition and shares that not only does he struggle with addiction, but he also has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and a multiple personality disorder.

Aaron’s older brother, Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, is preparing to welcome his new baby into the world with his wife Lauren. During this time, Nick is making sure to go to great lengths to ensure their protection, and in a tweet, the singer shared that both he and his sister have filed restraining orders against Aaron.

“After careful consideration, my sister Angel and I regret that we were required to seek a restraining order against our brother Aaron today. In light Aaron’s increasingly alarming behavior and his recent confession that he harbors thoughts and intentions killing my wife and unborn child, we were left with no choice but to take every measure possible to protect ourselves and our family. We love our brother and truly hope he gets the proper treatment he needs before any harm comes to himself or anyone else.”

TMZ obtained the court documents and they show that Aaron must stay 100 feet away from Nick and his family. Aaron has responded to the restraining order news by releasing a slew tweets. He claims that there is a cover-up somehow involved and mentioned that his brother was accused rape and abusing his ex-girlfriend, Paris Hilton. Aaron even mentions the #MeToo movement and Michael Jackson. Check out just a handful the dozens tweets below.

WWE Announces Draft Details For Raw, SmackDown Live Superstars

The WWE is making some major changes in the coming days and weeks, starting with NXT’s move to a live, two-hour format airing on the USA Network starting Wednesday, September 18. A few weeks thereafter, SmackDown Live will make it’s debut on Fox, as the show switches to Friday nights beginning October 4.

Once those new television deals are ficially f and running, the WWE will shake things up with a two-night draft, splitting up the roster superstars between Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live.

The company is planning to kickf the draft on the October 11 edition SmackDown Live, which will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The draft will then continue on the October 14 edition Monday Night Raw taking place at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.

On both nights, Superstars from both the red and blue brands will appear along with personalities from FOX and NBCUniversal, who will announce select picks from each brand. 

The rosters are still split up from the last draft but the introduction the “Wild Card Rule,” permitting select superstars to float between Raw and SmackDown, has drastically blurred the lines which brand each wrestler represents. Things should return to form sometime in October with the announcement the upcoming draft.

Radiohead Guitarist Jonny Greenwood Launches a Classical Music Label

Longtime Radiohead guitarist and keyboardist Jonny Greenwood is plunging into the world of classical.

The label, called Octatonic Records, will specialize in producing classical music while integrating contemporary sound-control elements. Green said that he decided to form Octatonic Records after conversing with and befriending leading composers of major films.

Greenwood went on to say that his “intention is to capture these musicians playing the pieces they love, both contemporary and ancient, and release the recordings on vinyl and streaming services, as regularly as I can.”

Octatonic’s first two collections will release digitally on September 24th and on vinyl on October 4th. Works from Greenwood, Daniel Pioro, and several other artists will be included in the collections. Greenwood indicated that Octatonic will emphasize collaborations and multi-instrument performances as opposed to single-artist and single-instrument performances.

Last week, Greenwood arranged and performed a show in London’s Royal Albert Hall.

The multifaceted concert consisted of classical instruments and modern electronic effects, which probably offered attendees and television viewers a taste of what Octatonic will deliver moving forward. Additionally, about half an hour of the show was filled by Horror Vacui, which featured a solo violinist and an astounding 68 supporting string instruments.

A native of Oxford, Greenwood has long been intrigued by film, video games, and experimental music. Moreover, the 47-year-old’s interest in composing and arranging music for movies isn’t new — and definitely not limited to Radiohead.  Beginning in 2003, he started crafting films’ soundtracks. In 2017, he handled the music for Phantom Thread, Daniel Day Lewis’s final film before retirement, and You Were Never Really Here, which starred Joaquin Phoenix.

Radiohead’s most recent album, A Moon Shaped Pool, released in 2016. The album was predominantly written and arranged by Greenwood, and it achieved commercial success and received critical acclaim. Interestingly, A Moon Shaped Pool also included contributions from the London Contemporary Orchestra.

Earlier this year, Radiohead was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Kendrick Lamar Drops $10 Million On Manhattan Beach Home

Considering Kendrick Lamar has likely spent the majority his past few years either in the studio or on tour, he never had a chance to spend all the money coming in on his own home. He has reportedly been renting in Los Angeles’ South Bay region for years, but he is now going to become a permanent resident Manhattan Beach. After raking in a net $62 million on his DAMN. tour, the TDE artist just purchased a brand-new $9.73 million mansion there. 

Kendrick bought the home in an f-market deal, so photos its interior are not available to the public, but it is known that the 5,350 square foot property contains four bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The house is not oceanfront, but there is a view the water from the top patio. Unfortunately, it only has a two-car garage. In order for Kendrick to achieve full rapper status, he will have to add an extension or find some way to protect his other rides (he must have many, right?). Mind you, he’s probably too “HUMBLE” for that. He even bought a $2.65 million home in 2017 for his mother and sister in a Calabasas gated community. Anyone who gets the bag and buys a huge home for his family members before himself must not be too concerned with the flexing lifestyle.

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Steph Curry Honors Wife Ayesha With Heartfelt IG Tribute

Steph Curry and Ayesha Curry have been considered by some as the first couple basketball thanks to their fairy tale relationship that has gained in prile over the last few years. When Curry’s father, Dell, was playing for the Toronto Raptors, Steph spent much his time in Canada and that’s where he meant Ayesha. The two are essentially high school sweethearts who now have kids together and are constantly supporting each other in their numerous endeavors.

Over the past couple months, Ayesha has made some bizarre comments about male attention that ended up leading to a ton criticism. Since then, every little thing Ayesha does in relation to Steph has put under a microscope although the two seem pretty unfazed by it all. Today, Steph took to Instagram to pay homage to his queen with a heartfelt caption that expressed just how much he appreciates her.

“Find you somebody that…..does everything she does!” Curry wrote. 

It’s clear that Curry doesn’t care about all the criticism being thrown towards his wife and that no matter what, he is on her side. As the Warriors prepare for their upcoming season in San Francisco, there is no doubt Ayesha will be a mainstay in the stands throughout the season.

Lil Tecca Responds To Rumors He Was Killed In A Shooting

You’ve certainly heard about teenage sensation Lil Tecca in the last few months. The New York-based seventeen-year-old has been experiencing tons success early on in his career, netting him a high-charting single on the Billboard 200 and selling his debut project in high numbers. The young man has as many fans as he does doubters and there is clearly a large selection folks who don’t want him to win. Recently, Tecca tweeted out that he wouldn’t be sticking around the music industry for too long, noting that there are plenty other rappers who can do what he does. Some his loyal supporters were afraid that his early retirement had been forced upon him when death rumors started popping up online. Thankfully, the recording artist is safe and sound.

When you’re a celebrity, you’ll likely have to deal with death hoaxes on more than one occasion. Noticing that his followers were frantically trying to find out if he had been killed this week, Tecca assured everyone that he’s very much alive. A few hoax websites had run with a story saying that he was fatally shot at JFK Airport but, clearly, those reports were far from the truth.

“N***as believe anything onna internet,” typed the rapper on Twitter. Thankfully, Tecca still has a lot life left to live and he has a ton to contribute to the industry with his infectious melodies. Don’t believe everything you see!

AEG Presents, Eden Project Initiate Joint Venture In the UK

AEG Presents and Eden Project have partnered to hold future series of Eden Sessions concerts.

The JV entity, Eden Sessions, LTD, which will facilitate the shows. Though the performances typically take place in summer, it’s been reported that Eden Sessions is already working to recruit acts for 2020’s gigs.

Eden Project is a popular tourist attraction in Cornwall, England. It consists predominantly of two adjoining biomes —large, clear structures that house several rare plants and flowers that are unable to grow in England’s natural climate.

Other biomes, gardens, and natural landscapes are featured throughout Eden Project, which donates a portion of its profits to environmental causes and provides educational resources to local students.  That could help AEG to further downplay a number of controversial political contributions from AEG owner Philip Anschutz, including those supporting .

The first Eden Sessions took place in 2002, and new artists have performed at Eden Project during each subsequent year.

Bjork, Queens of the Stone Age, Elton John, Blink-182, and many other well-known bands and artists have headlined shows at Eden Project. This year’s Eden Sessions took place between June 20th and July 3rd; Kylie Minogue, Stereophonics, CHIC, and Nile Rodgers headlined the concerts.

AEG (Anschutz Entertainment Group) is the second-largest concert company in the world, behind Live Nation. In terms of major venue holdings, AEG owns LA’s Staples Center and London’s 02 Arena, among others.

Additionally, AEG promotes the annual Coachella Music Festival, which is owned by AEG’s parent company, The Anschutz Corporation.  Incidentally, marijuana , though beyond the inconvenience, attendees don’t seem bothered by Philip Anschutz’s politics.

Though music fans will have to wait until next year to see what the AEG-Eden Project partnership brings in terms of music and production value, there’re still plenty of activities being offered in the final months of 2019, including the Eden Arts Festival.

R. Kelly’s “Friend” Who Paid His $100K Bond Wants Her Money Back: Report

Well it looks like Valencia Love, the woman who posted the $100,000 bond for R. Kelly earlier this year following his arrest on 10 counts aggravated criminal sexual abuse, now wants her money back according to a couple Sun Times reporters (see tweets below).

Love, who’s only known R. Kelly for a matter months, claimed to be a “friend” Kelly when she gave four installments $25,000 to have him released from Cook County State jail just two nights after he turned himself in. However now that he’s being indicted on federal charges, she wants her money back. She says the singer would have been freed eventually, even if it wasn’t with her help. “He was going to get out regardless,” Love added. “I just went out there to help my friend.”

At the time the bond, Love wouldn’t admit that it was her money that she used. “Im not going to say it was my money or Kelly’s] and he’s not broke,” Love said a few months ago, but now she’s demanding it back? Seems a bit odd. 

Whether or not she’ll be successful in retrieving her money remains to be seen, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted moving forward. Kellz is reported to have another hearing set for tomorrow, September 18th.

LeBron James Nods To Nipsey Hussle With Crenshaw Lakers Jersey

Los Angeles Lakers fans are calling for the team to pay homage to the late Nipsey Hussle in the 2019-20 season with special edition Crenshaw jerseys, and you already know that Lakers players support the cause.

On Tuesday, LeBron James posted a photo on instagram as a nod to Nipsey, showcasing his blue No. 23 Crenshaw jersey along with a caption that reads:

“I know you smiling down back at me my G! The Marathon will Always Continue all around the world with me! #TMC💙🏁@nipseyhussle@laurenlondon 🙏🏾 No 🧢”

As seen in the photo embedded below, the Crenshaw jersey mirrors the blue Lakers throwbacks worn by the likes Jerry West and Elgin Baylor in the 1960s. 

Former NBA star Caron Butler previously suggested that the Lakers don the blue Crenshaw throwbacks while the Clippers wear a similarly styled red jersey when the two teams meet in the regular season. Dwyane Wade co-signed that move, tweeting, “The culture needs this.” However, the Lakers have not announced any uniform changes for the upcoming season.

LeBron, Anthony Davis and co. will face f against Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the Clippers when the NBA season kicks f on October 22. For those scoring at home, that’s just over four weeks away.

Tyler The Creator Bubble Baths It Up In "A Boy Is A Gun" Video

Hailing from Tyler, The Creator‘s No. 1 album IGOR is his newly released music video “A Boy Is A Gun.”

The Wolf Haley-directed visual features Tyler as his alter-ego Igor, blonde wig in tow, moping around a large white mansion while being immersed in seemingly unrequited love from a boy who barely knows he’s there.

The clip for “A Boy Is A Gun” is the follow-up to the Golf Wang boss’ “EARFQUAKE” music video, which features Tracee Ellis Ross.

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In August, Tyler announced the next installment of his annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, which is slated to take place on the grounds of Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium November 9 and 10. Besides Tyler himself being the headliner, attendees can expect appearances from 21 Savage, YG, Solange, Brockhampton, The Internet, Juice WRLD and DaBaby among others.

He also just unveiled his latest Converse Chuck silhouette “Flames” as a collaboration with his GOLF le FLEUR* line, which is set to launch October 12.

Watch Tyler, The Creator’s “A Boy Is A Gun” music video up top.

Juelz Santana Looking Swole In Latest Pic From Prison

It looks like Juelz Santana has been keeping busy in the weight room during his time behind bars. Over the weekend, the NYC rapper decided to share an updated pic himself from prison along with some fellow inmates, and he’s looking rather swole.

Unfortunately there wasn’t any caption to the pic, but from what we can see he looks to be in good spirits. Many Juelz’s fellow peers and rapper friends flooded the comments with their support. DJ Clue wrote “Free My Guy,” while T.I. added “Free Ju.”

If you forgot, Juelz is serving a 27-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to possession a firearm and controlled dangerous substance at New Jersey airport back in 2018. He recently welcomed a newborn son into his life as well, who he’s only met once since being in prison (see below).

We’ll continue to keep you posted on Juelz’ prison release moving forward. As now, he’s looking at an early 2021 release. 

Odell Beckham Jr. Flexes Insane "Shattered Backboard" Cleats On MNF

Cleveland Browns superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is known for being a big fan expensive and flashy things, most notably watches and shoes. During Monday Night Football last night, OBJ took the field with yet another expensive watch, this time costing him a light $2 million. While his watch was the talk casual football fans, sneakerheads couldn’t help but notice what was on his feet. Beckham came through with some fire in both the warmup and the game which furthered his status as one the league’s most prominent sneaker aficionados.

ESPN sneaker reporter Nick DePaula took to Twitter with some detailed images the cleats which are supposed to represent some OBJ’s favorite sneakers in his collection. For instance, the pre-game cleats are inspired by the “Fresh Prince” Gold Jordan 5, while his in-game cleats look like a pair Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboards.”

OBJ’s sneakers worked out well for him as he scored an 89-yard touchdown and had 161 yards on six catches. It seems as though OBJ is starting to fit in well with the Browns fense and should be interesting to see how the team progresses throughout the season.

Let us know in the comments below what you think about Beckham’s cleat choices.

Tokyo Jetz Gives Birth & Shares Her Baby’s First Cries

Congratulations are in order for Grand Hustle’s Tokyo Jetz who shared that she’s given birth. The rapper made the announcement on Instagram by uploading a video from the delivery room her newborn’s footprints while the baby can be heard crying in the background. She wrote in the clip’s caption, “No greater love 💙👪.”

The Florida native revealed her pregnancy news back in May with a photo  her performance at the Duval Reunion Festival. In the caption, she wrote, “We decided to keep you private in December because how important we believe peace is,” Tokyo wrote. “My entire tour I performed through hell with you but I’d go through it again a million times over to meet you. You been tryna cause a scene at almost every show popping out. Well say hi Amir.. we do this for you now.” She also hasn’t shared who the father her child is.

Last week, Tokyo posted a documentary-style video to her social media pages that detailed her pregnancy journey. “My first time actually choosing to open up about my pregnancy..this was super hard for me especially because I don’t let people in this much and I’m usually the ‘strong’ one,” she wrote. There were plenty Tokyo’s friends who shared their love and excitement about her firstborn including T.I. who called Amir his “Lil nephew,” along with Nya Lee, Miss Mulatto, DJ Duffey, LightSkinKeisha, Apple Watts, Rapsody, Lala Milan, and actor Jason Mitchell. Check out the baby news below.