Scammers Are Creating Fake GoFundMe Accounts In Nipsey Hussle’s Ex’s Name

Los Angeles, CA – Tanisha Foster, the mother of Nipsey Hussle’s daughter, has apparently fallen victim to a fundraising scam.

On Wednesday (July 17), Foster, who goes by Chyna Hussle on Instagram, warned her 124K followers there was a fake GoFundMe account going around with her face attached to it. The page reads: “lot of real single mothers who don’t for nothing but need help. Help Nipsey’s child mother” and has a goal of $500,000.

“So now ppl are playing and making fake accounts,” she wrote in the caption. “plz be aware that is not me.”

It’s unclear who is behind the scam.

Following Nipsey’s March 31 shooting death, the family reportedly rejected any type of fundraising in his name.

In April, retired NFL player Reggie Bush and his wife donated $10,000 to a GoFundMe campaign with the hopes of raising $100,000 for the slain rapper’s 7-year-old daughter Emani and 2-year-old son Kross.

“[Nipsey] touched a lot of lives in a positive way,” Bush explained at the time. “He wanted to make a difference in his community, and communities like it all around the world. As a tribute to Nipsey, I would like to offer support to his children, and all funds from this GoFundMe will be transferred directly into a trust that was created solely for his legacy, his two children, Kross & Emani.”

Sources close to the family reportedly said Nipsey’s children were “set for life” thanks to the multiple trust funds their father set up. He reportedly owned all of his master recordings and the Marathon Clothing store at the time of his death.

Alleged killer Eric Holder is expected in court this week for a preliminary hearing. He’s pleaded not guilty.

Nipsey Hussle Was Under Investigation for Gang Activity

Nipsey Hussle was under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department at the time of his death.

According to The New York Times, officials in the Police Department and city attorney’s office were investigating the community hero and his business associates to determine whether there was gang activity at his strip mall on Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue, where he was gunned down on March 31.

The investigation continues in the wake of his death, and the city may still take action against Hussle’s remaining business partners. A few years ago, the city pressured Hussle’s former landlords to evict the rapper and his associates from the mall, which includes Hussle’s Marathon Clothing store, a cellphone shop, and a barber shop. Instead, the landlords sold the property earlier this year to Hussle and a group of investors for $2.5 million.

While he was being investigated, Hussle was also being praised as a leader in his community. Mayor Eric Garcetti called him “an artist who touched our city” and LAPD Commissioner Steve Soboroff hailed him as a peacemaker. Chief of Police Michel Moore also revealed that he had plans to meet with Hussle the day after he died to discuss ways to reduce gang violence.

Hussle, a former member of the Rollin’ 60s Crips street gang, was working to curb gang violence. He had planned to build new apartments in his community and even helped former gang members get back on their feet after prison.

During his memorial at Staples Center, the rapper’s brother, Samiel Asghedom, recounted how the city and the police were pressuring them to evict Hussle and his partners from the strip mall.

“I don’t know if anybody knows, but we had a 30-day notice and they were kicking us out of all the businesses we owned in the lot,” said Asghedom.

Instead of kicking them out, the landlords offered to sell them the property. “I honestly don’t know how we did it, but we were able to close and get the lot,” he said. “And Nip was so proud of that.”

Nipsey Hussle’s Son To Inherit $1 Million As Per Lauren London

As news continues to break out about the investigation Nipsey Hussle’s gang ties, some positive news has finally come from his camp. According to The Blast, Lauren London has filed to establish guardianship Kross Asghedom, her 2-year-old son with Nipsey Hussle. In doing so, she is legally making sure that her son is protected. The court documents include a statement from London, which reveals the amount money that Kross is set to inherit from Hussle’s estate.

Nipsey Hussle's Son To Inherit $1 Million As Per Lauren London
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London reportedly writes that Kross is “anticipated to inherit approximately One Million Dollars at the close ” Nipsey Hussle’s estate. The actress also states that she is the person who is responsible for Kross right now, taking care him and keeping his best interests at heart. 10-year-old Emani Asghedom was listed as Kross’ sibling in the documents.

There has been a lot information coming out about Nipsey Hussle, his murder, and his family in recent months. It’s now been a while since the Los Angeles native was gunned down in the parking lot his The Marathon Clothing shop, which remains one the most tragic moments in the history hip-hop. Kross never truly got a chance to know his father, which is one the saddest things about this whole situation. Long Live Nipsey Hussle.

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LAPD Still Investigating Nipsey Hussle’s Alleged Gang Ties

Los Angeles, CA – Nipsey Hussle’s tragic shooting death in March undoubtedly left a huge hole in not only the rap community but also the Los Angeles community. But according to a new Los Angeles Times article, the slain MC is still the subject of a LAPD investigation at the time of his death.

Officials in the Police Department and city attorney’s office were reportedly looking into his alleged gang affiliations. They were investigating Nipsey, his property and business associates in an effort to determine if the strip mall at the corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue was a gang activity hub.

That same intersection was the location of Nip’s Marathon Clothing store and sadly, the very spot his life was taken on March 31.

The LAPD’s investigation will continue in the wake of Nip’s passing, meaning there’s a possibility authorities could take action against his business partners.

Although the city pressured Nip’s former landlords to evict the Grammy Award-nominated rapper and his associates as part of the investigation, the landlords instead sold the property to Hussle and a group of investors for $2.5 million earlier this year.

Despite his Rollin ’60s Crips affiliations, Nipsey rightfully earned the nickname “Neighborhood Nip.” Before his murder, he was working with the city to reduce gang violence.

The 33-year-old intended to build new apartments, which was considered an “important investment” in the neighborhood in the face of gentrification. He often offered gang affiliates jobs and tried to help former inmates who had served prison time for gang-related crimes.

Ari Lennox Bashes Zara’s London Location For Accusing Her Of Stealing Clothes

Ari Lennox’s London visit didn’t bring about the best experience since the “Shea Butter Baby” singer was shopping at Oxford Circus’ Zara location and was accused stealing, leading to a dramatic situation at the store. Ari first sent out a tweet that detailed her poor experience in the clothing store. “Zara in London on Oxford street had the most racist and disrespectful customer service I’ve experienced awhile. And the manager’s excuse for their evil attitudes was “sorry our workers are tired” tf?” she wrote.

Ari Lennox Bashes Zara's London Location For Accusing Her Of Stealing Clothes
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Things must have taken a dramatic turn since Ari’s tweets that followed detailed how she was accused stealing, despite the fact that she bought $400 worth things. “Yo now @Zara is accusing me stealing!!!!!”

She added: “Man I wish after spending 400 dollars at Zara that I would steal a bralette that I’ve never seen in my life! The triff lady ringing me up either accidentally placed the item in my bag or it was intentional. The security guard demanded I pay for the item or they’d call the police.”

It seems as though Ari got out the situation and by no surprise at all, she’s returning the merchandise she bought. “Definitely returning all this shit tomorrow,” she wrote

"Star Wars" Reveals Sith Troopers Striking New Look Ahead Of "The Rise Of Skywalker"

The third film the sequel trilogy,Star Wars: The Rise Skywalker is due to be released in cinemas this upcoming December, and details about Star Wars episode 9 have slowly been revealed over the past few months. And now, ahead San Diego Comic-Con 2019 later this month, images have been released showing the most up-to-date version the First Order Stormtroopers, with a pretty fiery makeover… Instead their conventional black and white uniforms, they’re wearing red. The creators Star Wars, Disney, are dubbing these new Stormtroopers “Sith troopers,” a detail that BBC believes could mean “they might work for a Sith Lord, a sort evil Jedi – like Snoke or Darth Vader himself – who use the dark side the Force.”

Starwars.com calls the eye-catching new look “a modern and more menacing look befitting its namesake.” “It has some really unique aesthetics to it,” Lucasfilm archivist Madlyn Burkert said. “And it has some subtle ties to previous stormtrooper designs, which I think fans will enjoy discovering.” The Sith Trooper’s red attire is reminiscent the clothing worn by Emperor Palpatine’s Imperial Royal Guard in 1983’s Star Wars: Return the Jedi. Those who watched The Last Jedi can recall just how prominent the color red was with everything to do with Supreme Leader Snoke.

The new troopers will be a part a special exhibition displaying all the different Stormtrooper designs throughout the franchise’s history at this year’s Comic-Con.

R. Kelly’s Daughter On Coming Out As Trans & Lesbian: "I Was So Scared"

It takes a hell a lot courage to come out to your friends, family and the world as anything other than heterosexual. The way the world is programmed, the general public tends to alienate LGBTQ+ members society as “others,” which is unfair. Someone should not be treated differently because who they love. R. Kelly‘s daughter, Jaah Kelly, came out as a transgender male four years ago on her then-active Ask.fm account, naming herself Jay Kelly, but these days, she’s more in tune with her sexuality and is actually identifying as lesbian. In a new interview with Paper Magazine, Jaah spoke about her sexuality and how difficult it was to reveal her truth.

R. Kelly's Daughter On Coming Out As Trans & Lesbian: "I Was So Scared"
Rick Diamond/Getty s — Robert Kelley, (Reality Star – Hollywood Exes) Andrea (Drea) Kelly, Joann Kelly and Jaah Kelly attend the Atlanta Premiere Of Cirque du Soleil’s KURIOS – Cabinet Of Curiosities on March 3, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia

“When I posted that video, I was so scared,” says Jaah about a post she made, coming out as trans. “When I was younger, I always felt like I had to make a choice. I knew that I was a girl who liked other girls. But because what I was taught, I felt like the only way you could like another girl is if you were a boy.” Jaah started wearing men’s clothing and during her interview, she recalled a time when she and her sister Buku Abi attended Chicago Pride when one woman called her out for using the women’s bathroom.

Jaah fell into a deep depression after coming out as trans, entering herself into a psychiatric hospital for three weeks. These days though, she’s comfortable referring to herself as a lesbian. “I identify as a lesbian, I know I like girls, but that’s as far as I’ll go to label myself,” Jaah said. “It’s up to you how you see me. Either way, I don’t care. I stand in my truth, and why does my truth need a label?”

Big ups to Jaah Kelly for being true to herself. The 18-year-old speaks on her experiences in depth with Paper, out now.

Gnar Is 6’1" & Done With The "Lil," Says His Movement All Started With Graffiti

Gnar is trying to take over the world. If there’s anybody from Atlanta that genuinely stands out from the crowd, it’s Gnar. After being born in Oakland, he relocated to ATL and has hit his stride ever since arriving. From a young age, Gnar knew that he would be involved in the music world. Many his fans first became acquainted with the rapper through his clothing design and role in the skateboarding scene. Unlike most his contemporaries, Gnar has his hands in a lot different bags. He’s still prominent in the skateboarding community, he’s running a successful brand called Gnarcotic and he’s now rising high in the music world. This week, Gnar stopped by the fice to chat about his ascent to the top, becoming the latest subject On The Come Up.

Gnar, formerly known as Lil Gnar, changed his name months ago when he realized that the prefix was no longer necessary. “I don’t really introduce myself as Lil Gnar,” said the artist. “I just say Gnar anyways so it just made sense.” In the last year, Gnar has matured a lot and grown both physically and mentally. Standing over six feet tall, Gnar is not “lil” and his music isn’t either.

Gnar Is 6'1" & Done With The "Lil," Says His Movement All Started With Graffiti

After the release “Death Note” with Lil Skies and Craig Xen, Gnar can be looked at as a serious threat. His most recent hit single has taken the world by storm and it has been one his most successful cuts. But the Atlanta resident knew that he would always make it to this stage his career. Despite his unconventional start, music was always in the cards.

“I been knew I was gonna rap,” says Gnar. “I been making music. The whole time I was making clothes, I was making music. I just didn’t put it out there. I haven’t publicly been a rapper for mad long but I been knew I was gonna rap.” Everybody has a different way getting started. Gnar wanted to ensure that he could build a solid base for his success, which includes skating and clothing. He calls Gnarcotic his brand and Gnar Life his movement, truly creating something that fans can relate to and hoping that it all can translate to the music. So far, it has.

Gnar Is 6'1" & Done With The "Lil," Says His Movement All Started With Graffiti

His name derives from the graffiti scene in Atlanta and, if you’re ever in the area, you should keep an eye out for any his tags. He makes it clear that he’s always been interested in creating a “whole planet” for people to escape to. From graffiti, to fashion, to music now, Gnar knows what he’s got and he’s banking on himself. Stay tuned for what’s to come because, in the near future, Gnar has been shifting his style to reflect his inner thoughts more personally. There is more melody in his work, more emotion and more rawness. In addition to some cuts on the way with Joji, Gnar has a lot planned for 2019.

Follow Gnar and the rest our On The Come Up artists on Spotify below.

Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sues Iconix Brand Group Over Accounting Fraud

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation is alleging a massive book-cooking cover-up.

Roc Nation, LLC, the entertainment company founded by Jay-Z in 2008, is suing Iconix Brand Group, Inc.

Jay-Z alleges that Iconix exaggerated its profits and cooked its books in order to sign deals with Roc Nation and other companies, including Ed Hardy.  Moreover, it’s alleged that in doing so, Iconix stole funds from — and compromised the images of — the indicated brands.

Iconix is a publicly traded licensing company that was founded in 1978.  In 2007, Jay-Z’s men’s clothing line, Rocawear, was sold to Iconix for more than $200 million.  The move made sense at the time, given that Iconix appeared to be a reputable organization and had inked distribution deals with Kohl’s, JC Penney, Target, and many other well-known retailers.

But the last 12 years have brought considerable changes for Iconix, including allegations of accounting fraud and a drastically lower stock price.  When Jay-Z sold Rocawear to Iconix, one share of the latter traded for more than $200; this single-share price spiked to over $400 in 2013.

It’s been a downhill ride since 2015, however: at the time of writing, Iconix (its stock symbol is ICON) is trading at about $0.80 per share.

A plummet of this nature is almost always indicative of some type of underhanded, behind-the-scenes behavior, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has long been investigating Iconix.  As part of this investigation, Jay-Z was subpoenaed and made to testify before regulatory officials.

That represents a dangerous prospect, and Jay-Z’s lawyers delayed his testimony for as long as possible.  Incorrectly relaying information or recalling facts, even if no actual wrongdoing is found, can be incriminating.

Because of the hassle and stress of testifying, the resulting negative publicity, and Iconix’s alleged failure to deliver the promised work, Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Corey Carter, is seeking payment.  Financial professionals have indicated that collecting this payment — assuming that Jay-Z is found to be in the right — will be something of an uphill battle.

Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sues Licensing Firm For "Massive Years-Long Fraud"

The New York Post‘s Page Six has reported that rapper and business mogul, Jay Z, and his company Roc Nation, are suing a city licensing firm over accusations them swindling investors in a “massive, years-long fraud.” In the Manhattan Supreme Court suit, Roc is alleging that Iconix Brand Group Inc. lured RN and other companies – including Ed Hardy and Ecko – into doing business with them under false pretenses. The firm apparently did so by lying about its financials to receive investment, after which they would disappear with their money without providing any the promised services.

Jay Z's Roc Nation Sues Licensing Firm For "Massive Years-Long Fraud"

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The feds have been investigating Iconix, which court documents reveal have “amassed] a portfolio trademarks under false pretenses,” and detailed that they committed fraud by having “absconded with its licensees’ money without providing the branding and retail support it promised.” Jay’s Roc was in business with the firm after selling men’s clothing brand Rocawear to them for $204 million back in 2007. Though the company’s stocks were strong through 2015, the suit points out that, today, they are worth “less than a dollar per share.” The court documents also claim that “Plaintiffs never would have entangled their business interests with Iconix had it disclosed the true condition its business or the massive accounting fraud in which it was engaged.” Roc believes that Iconix should be financially responsible for the legal costs that were incurred after Jay was forced to testify after the SEC subpoenaed him, as well as for other unspecified damages.

Bandulu X Nike Kyrie 5 Release Date Revealed: Official Images

Before leaving the Boston Celtics for the Brooklyn Nets, Kyrie Irving started working with Boston-based clothing brand Bandulu on an interesting new Nike Kyrie 5. For those who are unaware Bandulu, they are best known for taking vintage objects and upscaling them in order to create cool pieces clothing. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that a collaboration between them and Kyrie would be pretty fire. Back in May, we reported on the ficial images the shoe, but now, we have some release information to give you.

Based on Finish Line’s ficial release calendar, it appears as though these will be coming out on July 27th for a price that has yet to be determined. This is great news for fans the Boston clothing brand who were hoping to get their hands on a pair sooner than later.

As for the look the shoes, the upper is covered in creamy mesh while the rest the shoe is given some paint splatter to add to the vintage vibes. Bandulu and Kyrie branding is found on both the tongue and the back heel which helps add to the aesthetics the sneaker. Will you be looking to cop these or are they a pass?

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Crips End Trademark War with Nipsey Hussle’s Family

The Crips are putting their trademark dispute with Nipsey Hussle’s family in the past.

In May, both the Crips and Nipsey’s brother, Samiel “Blacc Sam” Asghedom, filed trademark applications for the late rapper’s catchphrase “The Marathon Continues.” Now the street gang is withdrawing its application and apologizing to Nipsey’s family.

An official for Crips LLC, the official company formed on behalf of the Crips street gang, tells The Blast, “there will absolutely be no trademark legal battle between their organization and Blacc Sam, brother of the late Nipsey Hussle.”

The statement adds that the company, “respectively vows to support the wishes of Lauren London and the Asghedom family.”

William King Hollis, corporate communications director for the Crips LLC, adds, “We are deeply sorry for any disruptions and melee that the trademark acquisition may have caused to his family, friends and fans.”

Hollis said that he had been in contact with Nipsey prior to his death, and the two had agreed on plans for a “mutual collaboration” for “The Marathon Continues.”

According to documents, Nipsey’s brother filed an application on May 28 to trademark “The Marathon Continues” for various uses, including entertainment services, music, and “charitable activities and the doing of good deeds for others and the promotion of ethical and character values.”

The Marathon name has become synonymous with the Crenshaw legend. He owned the Marathon Clothing store in South Central L.A., where he was killed in March, and released two mixtapes with the name, 2010’s The Marathon and 2011’s The Marathon Continues.

Rihanna’s Fenty Sued Over Lack Of Access For Visually-Impaired Customers

Fenty has become the must-have cosmetic brand for makeup enthusiasts, but not everyone is rejoicing for Rihanna‘s booming beauty business. Earlier this year the singer reportedly settled a copyright lawsuit with Freedom United Clothing Brand over her use “FU,” and now the mogul stands accused excluding vision-impaired customers. 

Many companies do their best to make sure that customers with certain impairments are able to shop with them at ease, but a woman named Beatriz Gutierrez claims that Fenty isn’t one them. She filed a lawsuit against Fenty on Wednesday and according to The Blast, Gutierrez states that she was met with challenges when trying to navigate the company’s website.

Rihanna's Fenty Sued Over Lack Of Access For Visually-Impaired Customers
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There are a number ways that visually-impaired consumers navigate the internet including screen readers, audio stware, or braille displays. Gutierrez, who is reportedly legally blind, accuses Fenty not having the screen reader accessibility that major retailers use. The woman was frustrated while shopping online because there were reported “access barriers.” If products are unavailable to her due to her impairments, then it can be seen as discriminatory. Not only is Gutierrez suing for Fenty to shape up their website, but she’s asking for $15K.

Lil Xan Looks Exactly Like Billie Eilish After Putting On A Wig

So, we knew that Lil Xan and Billie Eilish looked pretty similar but the resemblance is seriously uncanny. Is this a photo the pop superstar wearing temporary face tattoos or is it just Lil Xan wearing a wig? To be completely honest, we’re not quite sure. We’re leaning toward the latter but the fact that they look so similar is kind creepy.

Lil Xan Looks Exactly Like Billie Eilish After Putting On A Wig
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California-bred rapper Lil Xan already knows what he wants to dress up as for Halloween this year. We may still be a few months away but his costume is pretty clever since he pulls it f damn-near perfectly. Billie Eilish quickly became one the biggest names in the world and she keeps quite a unique look. The singer wears almost exclusively baggy clothing and a limited amount make-up. That made things easy for Lil Xan to morph into her for his Halloween fit and he absolutely nailed it. Putting on a blue wig and sticking out his tongue, the leader Xanarchy showed all his fans his costume and people generally agreed that they look like twins. The resemblance is so uncanny that we can’t even make out who is actually in the picture. 

Take a look at Xan’s perfect Halloween costume below.

The Crips LLC Apologizes To Blacc Sam & Lauren London For Trademark Legal Battle

Los Angeles, CA – The war over Nipsey Hussle’s signature catchphrase, “The Marathon Continues,” is reportedly over. The Crips and Nip’s brother Blacc Sam both filed trademark applications for the phrase last month.

But according to The Blast, an official for Crips LLC (the company formed on behalf of the Crips) said “there will absolutely be no trademark legal battle between their organization and Blacc Sam, brother of the late Nipsy Hussle.

“We realize that our actions may have been offensive and we have reached out to his family, respectively Nips sister, Samantha Smith.”

The statement adds they “respectively vows to support the wishes of Lauren London and the Asghedom family.”

The Crips LLC’s Corporate Communications Director William King Hollis took it a step further and apologized for their actions.

“We are deeply sorry for any disruptions and melee that the trademark acquisition may have caused to his family, friends and fans,” he said.

In Hollis’ statement, he explains he and Nipsey had agreed to work together on a “mutual collaboration” for “The Marathon Continues” prior to his March 31 shooting death. He insisted there was no ill will when applying for the trademark and revealed there are currently no members in the LLC who belonged to the Rolling 60’s Crips.

The Crips LLC will eventually turn over the trademark to Nipsey. The application hasn’t been fully processed so they can likely pull theirs and let Blacc Sam’s go through.

As a sign of good faith, the LLC has offered to donate all the proceeds from an upcoming Bloods & Crips-themed beverage.

Nip was killed outside of his Marathon Clothing store at the intersection of Slauson and Crenshaw in Los Angeles. The alleged killer, Eric Holder, has been in custody since April. He’s pleaded not guilty.