Old R. Kelly Video Disproves His Lawyer's Defense Concerning Aaliyah

The allegations made by the ladies who appeared on Surviving R. Kelly have shaped a authorized state of affairs for the R&B icon. While he’s reportedly beneath investigation because of the info that got here to gentle within the documentary sequence, the singer could also be planning to take authorized motion in opposition to the community that produced the controversial content material. His lawyer, Steven Greenberg, has lately appeared on ABC News in his protection. During the interview, Greenberg made claims that now seem to have been false.

When requested whether or not R. Kelly was married to Aaliyah when she was underage, the lawyer cited Kelly’s ignorance. “He was married to her when she was fifteen. Elvis was married to Priscilla,” he stated. “My understanding is that she didn’t declare to be 15 and to be able to get married, she needed to lie about her age.” He additionally said,”Well, hopefully, he’ll sue Lifetime …] for defamation as a result of individuals should not be capable to do that to somebody.”

A video R. Kelly boasting about his musical protégée debunks this situation, nonetheless. It reveals the starlet and the producer in a recording session throughout which Kelly says, “Right now I am producing a really proficient girl — a younger girl. She’s 14, Aaliyah. She’s actual avenue.” 

According to TMZ, Greenberg now says that he “misspoke in the course of the ABC interview, and possibly should not have put phrases in R. Kelly’s mouth, as he says he by no means spoke to Kelly about Aaliyah particularly.” He additionally added, “That was 20 years in the past. I did not know him 20 years in the past, I did not characterize him 20 years in the past. And, I wasn’t invited to any wedding ceremony.”

Juelz Santana Shares Exclusive Wedding Photos

Juelz Santana shocked his followers when he lastly “put a hoop on it” and determined to suggest to his longtime accomplice Kimbella. Within weeks on the proposal, the couple headed down the aisle and celebrated their ficial union with household and associates. Having a marriage in January following a November engagement may appear fairly swift however this occasion was a decade within the making. As such, the reception was as lush as followers would count on.

After getting a glimpse the festivities by means of the photographs and movies posted to social media by the marriage’s attendees, Juelz’ followers now have entry to ficial images the nuptials. The rapper uploaded a variety visuals to his Instagram over the weekend. Peep the attractive bridal social gathering and lavish decor within the photographs under.

This wedding ceremony was important, not solely as a result of the size the couple’s relationship but additionally as a result of Santana’s authorized scenario. The entertainer is about to serve a jail sentence over two years, a predicament that spawned speculations about his motivations behind his proposal to Kimbella. “If I used to be apprehensive about somebody taking her the sic] I wouldn’t did it,” responded Juelz in a clap again remark on Instagram. “If somebody take ya girl, a hoop ain’t gonna cease nothing. U jus gonna be out a hoop n a woman. What u saying is not sensible… Stay blessed tho fam.”

Lil Uzi Vert Reveals Music Career Issues: "Motherf*cking Set Myself Up"

Lil Uzi Vert not too long ago shocked his followers when he advised them they have been “free” since he determined to step again from the rap recreation and delete his music. Since then, the rapper has returned to social media to provide extra particulars about his scenario. In the video beneath, Uzi claims he nonetheless intends to launch new music however his efforts are being halted by the deal he signed.

Lil Uzi Vert Reveals Music Career Issues: "Motherf*cking Set Myself Up"
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“Y’all speaking about drop one thing. I’m tryna drop one thing. I dropped ‘New Patek.’ That s**t ain’t getting leaked. I’ve been tryna drop one thing new. Bro, that is my life now. All I can do is make music, and sit again and look forward to y’all response, and make visions to this s**t,” he mentioned. “You suppose I don’t wanna drop music? You simply gotta perceive when folks don’t love you, they’ll maintain your life in case you signal a motherf*****g…Hold that s**t in opposition to you.”

He goes on to share his insights on hood politics in relation to creating offers. “And that go for the streets too. You ain’t alleged to signal no motherf*****g paper within the streets as a result of that’s rattin. How the f*** I even signal this s**t as a deal,” he mentioned. “Motherf****r set myself up. What different approach I used to be suppose to let this s**t go? S**t, or not it’s all good at first similar to them motherf****n rats. Motherf*****s be proper out jail.”

R. Kelly Asked Iyanla Vanzant To Appear On "Fix My Life," She Responds

Iyanla Vanzant has followers clamoring for her to welcome R. Kelly as a visitor on Iyanla Vanzant: Fix My Life to assist him and his alleged victims. As it seems, the R&B icon requested for her help as effectively however was rejected. According to the tv host, the crooner merely does not have the conditions wanted to look on the present.

“He did not meet one the standards that we had for friends,” she defined to Candice Williams on ABC News. “Are they prepared? Are they prepared? Do they’ve the capability to do the work? He did not have it, the emotional capability, he simply did not have it.” Iyanla continued, “And I knew, based mostly on what I used to be taking a look at—the paces that I must take him via—it will have been brutal. He did not have the capability.”

She asks followers to cease calling on her to assist the Surviving R. Kelly victims too. “Stop texting me telling me to work with the survivors. What’s the repair?” she defined. “There’s no repair aside from them doing their therapeutic the place they get to the place the place they’ll recapture their price, their innocence, their dignity to the purpose the place they’ll forgive. They ain’t there but.”

Vanzant additionally appeared on Sway’s Universe and mentioned R. Kelly’s scenario additional. Watch the interview beneath.

Sandra "Pepa" Denton's Love Life Surprises "Growing Up Hip Hop" Viewers

Sarah Denton, most referred to as one half the old fashioned rap duo Salt-N-Pepa, is dipping into the world actuality tv. The entertainer, who has recurring appearances on Growing Up Hip Hop, shocked some her followers with particulars about her love life. In a teaser for the present’s fourth season, the rapper revealed that she is courting her former bodyguard, Aundre Dean, who additionally occurs to be one the artists she mentors. The age hole can be half the rationale for some viewer’s shock. She is 51 years outdated whereas her new boo is 29.

“I am at my Malibu house for my staycation with somebody very particular,” she mentioned in her confessional scene. “Now, I am courting Aundre who was my bodyguard. It’s good for me. It feels good. It feels proper.” 

Sandra "Pepa" Denton's Love Life Surprises "Growing Up Hip Hop" Viewers
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Her newfound happiness got here with its personal set challenges. In June 2018, experiences detailed how the entertainer obtained roped into her boyfriend’s divorce proceedings for having “determined to make their relationship public on social media and on their actuality present ‘Growing Up Hip Hop,’ which has prompted some public black-lash sic], as Aundre remains to be legally married with a pregnant spouse.”

At the time the submitting, his then-pregnant spouse expressed misery. “He deserted me and our one-year-old son and cheated on me with one other lady. He has not paid any help and I’m the sufferer home violence, and there’s at present a TRO in place.”

Marsai Martin Set To Become The Youngest Producer In Hollywood Film History

Marsai Martin can be making historical past when her most up-to-date venture enters theaters. The younger actress can be starring in Little alongside Insecure‘s Issa Rae and Girls Trip‘s Regina Hall. Not solely is Marsai taking part in a lead position inside a solid full profitable figures, however the 14-year-old can also be penning herself into the historical past books because the youngest government producer a Hollywood Film. The thought was impressed by Big, a Tom Hank’s film. Marsai flipped the script and pitched the thought to Black-ish Executive Producer Kenya Barris on the age 10.

Marsai Martin Set To Become The Youngest Producer In Hollywood Film History
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“It was one my most favourite movies rising up,” Martin advised The Root. “After the Season 1 finale  Black-ish, we advised Kenya Barris about it, and he referred to as Will Packer] and stated: ‘Yo, you realize the woman who performs Diane on Black-ish? She has this dope thought!’”

Though could have taken a number of years for the venture to materialize, the starlet hopes to encourage individuals throughout generations. “It doesn’t matter in case you are 4 or 84, there’s no restrict to what you are able to do,” she stated. “And should you show that you are able to do it, you don’t have to attend… A 13-year-old created this movie and it turned out to be an exquisite, loving and fulfilling movie.”

R. Kelly's Hometown Radio Station Refuses To Play His Music

After two radio stations in Dallas determined to tug R. Kelly’s music from their repertoire, a Chicago radio station adopted swimsuit. This transfer comes after the media storm that adopted the airing Surviving R. Kelly. This ban is critical contemplating the truth that Kelly has been celebrated as one the most important artists to rise from the town. Lamont Watts, who runs the station, defined the choice in a video posted to Facebook.

“As a pacesetter a staff the place girls contribute unselfishly, in a enterprise the place the bulk our viewers is girls, as a son, a brother and a husband a loyal household, and to listen to and see the ache and struggling that’s actual for thus many, efficient instantly, we’ll now not play the music R. Kelly,” Watts stated.

He additionally defined to Chicago Sun-Times that he received some combined feeling from watching the Lifetime documentary sequence. “I don’t need to cross judgment, I simply have a look at girls at a bigger scale. This is greater, greater than the ladies who have been saying one thing in regards to the R. Kelly scenario,” Watts stated. “As you have a look at either side and all the things happening, and the #MeToo motion, we felt it was the correct factor to do.”

Missy Elliott Celebrates Her "Songwriters Hall of Fame" Induction Becoming Official

Back in November, the hip-hop group caught wind that one their personal would form can be inducted within the Songwriters Hall Fame. The time has come for Missy Elliott to obtain her ficial nod after months anticipation. Missy Elliott can be joined by Elton John, Cat Stevens, Jack Tempchin, Tom T. Hall, Dallas Austin, and a number of other others, in reaching the holy summit on her personal two ft.

Missy celebrated the convocation in a Twitter publish made out the opposite honorees and their respective “our bodies work.” While the induction has been made ficial as this writing, an precise ceremony can be held on June 13 on the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, which permits for her family members to share within the second “bodily.”

So in principle, Missy is just on the 20-yard line, going through an imminent landing, which does not preclude her from marking the accomplishment on her resume – making her the 2nd hip-hopper EVER within the 50 years to be inducted into the “Songwriters Hall Fame,” and the primary feminine rapper EVER, on prime that. Jay-Z holds the excellence entering into first, again in 2017. The hip-hop wash over solely simply started taking impact.

Cardi B's 20-Year-Old Hairstylist Quitting Glam To Become A Rapper

Cliff Vmir is called a stylist to the celebrities. He’s the one who crafts these costly wigs Cardi has been sporting, having been half the “Bodak Yellow” star’s glam group earlier than her actuality tv stint. The self-taught stylist has since established himself on this planet hair and is now seeking to conquer the music scene. He plans to modify lanes in a considerable approach.

“My dream in music is to be, like, the highest the highest. I wanna get to the extent the place I am on chart after chart. I wanna be performing in any respect the awards exhibits. I wanna go primary on a regular basis. I wanna be that particular person in relation to music. I wanna have my very own file label possibly 10 years, 20 years from now. I wanna be a legend. I wanna be like a Michael Jackson or a Prince. And they wore make-up.”

That make-up remark is probably going in reference to the haters who’ve expressed their dislike in relation to Cliff’s type.

“I get backlash each day, baby, particularly from indignant ladies: “Oh, you are by no means gonna be a lady, you are by no means gonna do that, you are by no means gonna try this.” People be attempting to slander me, however I ignore it. Rather a lot individuals be like, “Oh, my gosh, Cliff, you need to get boobs,” and I am like, “No, I do not need boobs.” Then, so much individuals ask me, am I transitioning? I get so much backlash, however one factor I’ll say is, publicly, it has helped my profession. People know who I’m. People already knew who I used to be.”

He acknowledges that so much individuals have informed him to “follow hair,” particularly since many imagine the world may not be prepared for a homosexual rapper. The aspiring artist is able to tackle the problem.

“If you actually, actually give it some thought, these individuals assume I get up and say, “Oh, I am gonna ask them what they assume I ought to do.” No, I am gonna do what’s gonna make me completely happy, as a result of on the finish the day, I am the one which has to do it.”

Toure Neblett's "Edgy Banter" Text Messages With Accuser Surface Online

Touré Neblett’s participation in Surviving R. Kelly backfired. While the dialogue that adopted the documentary sequence’ finale could have been centered on R. Kelly, the subject rape tradition has roped in different people, together with Neblett. A former colleague his has come ahead with accusations sexual harassment. He has since issued a assertion in response to her claims.

“On the present, our staff, together with myself, engaged in edgy, crass banter, that on the time I didn’t suppose was fensive for our tight-knit group. I’m sorry for my language and for making her really feel uncomfortable in any approach. As a lead on the present, I ought to have shunned this habits. I’ve discovered and grown from this expertise,” Touré stated.

This assertion comes after screenshots a 2017 texting interplay Touré had with the accused, wherein he apologized.

“Look I’ve discovered quite a bit watching this occur. The approach I teased you is not humorous to me. I had no thought how rampant it’s and the way a lot it will get in a working girl’s approach and the way I’ve contributing to an atmosphere  bs,” he wrote. “And I hate that. I am not taking part in like that with you or anybody anymore. I do know I used to be taking part in an aggressive recreation with you and thought you knew the place I used to be coming from however I would not put you or me in that place once more. It was silly and obnoxious and I really feel dangerous about it.”

He then goes on to ask her to not discuss him negatively. View the screenshots beneath.

Toure Neblett's "Edgy Banter" Text Messages With Accuser Surface Online

Toure Neblett's "Edgy Banter" Text Messages With Accuser Surface Online

Toure Neblett's "Edgy Banter" Text Messages With Accuser Surface Online

Toure Neblett's "Edgy Banter" Text Messages With Accuser Surface Online

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R. Kelly Reportedly Believes His Daughter Was Brainwashed

The Lifetime collection that traced allegations made in opposition to R. Kelly prompted many reactions on social media. His daughter, Joann Lee Kelly, opened up in regards to the state of affairs after the present’s airing and basically apologized to her father’s alleged victims Instagram. According to sources, R. Kelly thinks the rationale for her stance is because of brainwashing. From his perspective, Her mom who was one essentially the most distinguished voices within the documentary collection, manipulated and turned all three his estranged youngsters in opposition to him.

Joann’s calling him a “monster” is being perceived as an imitation her mom’s vitriol, fairly than an genuine opinion. In 2015, she and her father collaborated on a tune that appeared to take care of the tenuous relationship. Insiders declare her mom drove them aside after turning into upset about them being within the studio collectively. Although the emotions expressed by each Drea and Kelly are clearly unfavorable, insiders say that Robert nonetheless hopes to restore his relationship together with his daughter.

Joann has obtained lots help from the general public, in line with her newest social media publish. “Thank you to everybody who despatched love and peace.  I actually do admire all of the power that has been reciprocated. I want I may get again to everybody that despatched such kindness. I’m gonna do my greatest,” she wrote. “Just needed everybody to know their love has been felt and I really do admire those that shared their very own private tales with me, your power is sacred to me.”


J. Cole Reflects On Tear-Jerking "Revenge of the Dreamers III" Session

As if it wasn’t already abundantly clear, J. Coie is seizing his probabilities in 2019 with an extremely formidable Dreamville compilation. Just this week, it was introduced that about 70 huge title contributors determine in J. Cole’s plans  Revenge the Dreamers III’s ultimate submission listing.

J. Cole and supervisor Ibrahim confirmed the presence Rick Ross, Wale, T.I., Vince Staples, Ok Camp, Ski Mask The Slump God, Reason, and Westside Gunn as contributing with vocal preparations. That listing would not even embody the Dreamville regulars already earmarked for the compilation with “reserved seating.” The listing producers submitted to ROTD III is nothing to scf at both; ChaseTheCash, T-Minus, Kenny Beats, Tay Keith, OG Parker, and Supah Mario being the early frontrunners, barring any surprises.

So sure, grounds for an emotional outbreak are readily obvious; this LP goes to be a BIG ONE. Just this morning, J. Cole saved his followers abreast Twitter by purporting verse he’d written in a single day had decreased him to tears. Within the identical line break, Cole then presses the historic weight Revenge the Dreamers III will carry when it lastly drops, a proclamation met with zero resistance on the social media entrance – by any means.

For what it is price, give us your ideas on his projections. Do you see Revenge the Dreamers III competing with the likes Rawkus: Soundbombing II, D.I.T.C (self-titled), Disturbing Tha Peace (self-titled), and Ryde or Die Vol. 1 & 2, for prime rank within the class “Best Label Compilation Album?”

Soulja Boy Reacts To "Mad Cracky" Face Claims, Cites Near-Death Experience

Soulja Boy lately launching right into a rant on social media that earned him some trolling by each the general public and his friends. Meanwhile, of us have been additionally speculating about his well being, accusing the rapper being hooked on crack. This line thought stemmed from his current look that had social media customers citing medication versus growing old because the trigger for his drained wanting mug.

Soulja Man has since come by way of with an evidence. According to the entrepreneur, he was in a life-threatening automotive accident that induced his face to swell. “First all, I wanna say for everyone that’s saying Soulja seems to be like he’s on medication,” he mentioned. “Soulja Boy appear to be he on crack, he on powder: B*TCH don’t play with me like that! I ain’t by no means did crack in my life, b*tch. I’m a millionaire, I’m value mom f*cking $30 million n*gga. I by no means did cocaine in my life. Don’t play with me like that. I simply was in a automotive accident two days in the past, I nearly misplaced my life. I hit my face on the dashboard, and my sh*t swole. I by no means did crack in my f*cking life. Y’all some p*ssies for saying that.”

Nia Riley Claps Back At Body-Shamers & Explains "Marriage Bootcamp" Tears

Those who seen Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition could have observed Nia Riley’s physique transformation. Some those that did discover made certain to tell her their obvious dislike for her fuller determine. Nia has since responded to the hate with a handy guide a rough perspective. She hopped on social media to fireplace again. “Why the f*ck y’all care about my weight a lot? When a b*tch was skinny and depressed AF and had no ass that was an issue too,” she wrote. “Let me get pleasure from my fats ass and be glad rattling!” She additionally made certain that individuals do not get it twisted. Nia remains to be enticing and she or he is aware of it. “BTW. Still take yo n*gga. Fat and all.”

Nia Riley Claps Back At Body-Shamers & Explains "Marriage Bootcamp" Tears
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Riley beforehand slammed a thirsty fan who slid in her DMs to assault her curves, calling “fats slob.”

There was additionally many individuals commenting on the truth that she stored crying on digital camera in the course of the “Hip Hop Bootcamp” tapings. Apparently, alcohol was flowing, and the intoxication made her overtly emotional.

Iggy Azalea Says Her Next Album "Sh*ts On 95%" Of Her Previous Material

Iggy Azalea has been teasing followers with snippets her new music and it looks like the artist is simply as excited in regards to the upcoming undertaking as her admirers. She hopped on social media to dish about the second album, which is on a complete new stage, in response to her on-line musing.

She began by humbly trashing her different materials, propping up the upcoming album as her greatest work but. “F*ck. I’m actually proud my album. It shits on 95% all the things I’ve ever made & its solely half performed. #InMyDefense.” She attributed this impending success to her collaboration with J White, a pairing she calls a “Dream Duo.”

Iggy Azalea Says Her Next Album "Sh*ts On 95%" Of Her Previous Material
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Her location appears to have had an affect on her artistic circulation as properly. Apparently, being again in Atlanta makes her really feel grounded. “I’m so so soooo glad I moved again to Atlanta I really feel like my previous self. It’s wierd sic],” she wrote.

She later defined the challenges posed by the West Coast together with her celeb standing. “I LOVE LA… however the media component it was fucking me up so unhealthy,” Iggy tweeted. “I’m simply now seeing how a lot better iam sic] creatively after I’m not draining my power stressing dumb shit like papz.” The album doesn’t have an ficial launch date but, however Iggy is aiming for subsequent spring.