Donald Trump Mulls Mandatory Quarantine Of New York, Surrounding Area

Donald Trump is considering a quarantine New York, New Jersey, and parts Connecticut in order to limit further spread the Coronavirus.

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Trump explained the idea to reporters outside the White House, Saturday: “We’d like to see New York quarantined because it’s a hotspot — New York, New Jersey, maybe one or two other places, certain parts Connecticut.

“We might not have to do it but there’s a possibility that sometime today we’ll do a quarantine — short-term, two weeks for New York, probably New Jersey and parts Connecticut,” he added.

Saturday afternoon he tweeted, “I am giving consideration to a QUARANTINE developing “hot spots”, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. A decision will be made, one way or another, shortly.”

Many states are coming down hard on New Yorkers looking for an escape. Nearby, the National Guard, in Rhode Island, is pulling over any New York plates and enforcing a two-week quarantine travelers who plan to stay in the state. The National Guard is also going door-to-door to enforce the quarantine.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo hopes New Yorkers will not have to avoid any quarantine, telling reporters, “I don’t know how that could be legally enforceable. … Not even understanding what it is, I don’t like the sound it.” 

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Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, & Joyner Lucas Hold Down Our "Fire Emoji" Playlist

The latest additions to our scorching “Fire Emoji” playlist on Spotify include a new collaboration from Wiz Khalifa and Tyga, two cuts f Joyner Lucas‘ freshly dropped, ADHD, and much, much more. As you all spend your days wandering aimlessly around the house trying to find something to occupy your mind, why not check out our “Fire Emoji” playlist, updated weekly with the absolute hottest tracks out right now? Despite the global pandemic forcing everyone to stay inside, plenty your favourite artists are still delivering heat. While most this new music was likely recorded before the coronavirus escalated, it’s likely that some tracks were concocted for the purpose keeping fans entertained during this stressful and confusing time. Whether it’s a remix The Weeknd’s “Heartless” with Lil Uzi Vert f the deluxe edition  After Hours, or the highly-anticipated “Turks” collab with Nav, Gunna, and Travis Scott, we’ve got you covered with our specially curated collection the dopest music out there.

Leading the way with two joints f his long-awaited debut album, ADHD, is Joyner Lucas with “Will” and “The War” featuring Young Thug. Among the rest our newest additions is Wiz Khalifa and Tyga’s joint effort, “Contact,” which dropped earlier this week followed by some accompanying visuals. Childish Gambino also made our list with a track f his cryptically teased project, 3.15.20, titled “Algorhythm.” Tory Lanez came through with his latest single, “Do The Most,” as did Mick Jenkins with “Snakes” featuring Kojey Radical. Trouble and Quavo teamed up for their banger, “Popped,” and who could forget Murda Beatz and YNW Melly joining forces with Lil Turk to deliver “Banana Split.” With drops from the likes Run The Jewels, Schoolboy Q, and more, check out our updated “Fire Emoji” playlist and don’t forget to follow our other specially-curated playlists.

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Tyga Drops TikTok-Inspired Single ‘Bored in the House’

Tyga has turned his boredom into a quarantine anthem.

Amid the global lockdown, T-Raww unleashes his latest single “Bored in the House,” inspired by the viral TikTok video of him lip-syncing to Curtis Roach’s original song. Tyga takes Roach’s rap and transforms it into a full-fledged twerk slapper, with lyrics drawn from his quarantine experience.

“I need me a thick chick / Sittin’ on the couch and I’m goin’ through my Netflix / Bored than a motherfucker / I ain’t even doin’ shit,” he raps over the bass-heavy beat. “Tell her pull up, make it shake like Nesquik / Neck frozen with nowhere to go, bitch.”

Tyga’s 10-second “Bored in his House” clip has racked up more than 35 million views in just seven days. He also teamed up with Chris Brown for some joint TikTok videos.

“Bored in the House” follows Tyga’s recent “Freak” collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion and his “Ayy Macarena” remake of Los del Río’s hit, which has over 250 million streams.

Tyga can also be seen and heard in the video for Kygo’s new single “Like It Is” featuring Zara Larsson.

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French Montana Sued for Sexual Battery

French Montana is being accused of ual battery.

A woman alleges that she was drugged and raped at the rapper’s home. According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, the victim, who refers to herself as Jane Doe, is also suing Montana’s employee, Mansour Bennouna, and Coke Boy Records for assault and battery, ual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent hiring, supervision and retention and negligence.

In the suit, Doe alleges that the men “had a longstanding practice of inviting women to their recording sessions, or choosing women at bars, and inviting them back to the Hidden Hills house.” She claims they would supply the women with “excessive amounts” of alcohol and drugs, “with the purpose of engaging in ual acts with them, without any regard to whether or not they consented, or were able to consent.”

The woman says that on March 28, 2018, Bennouna “ually assaulted, ually harassed, and raped” her, the same day Montana “ually assaulted, ually harassed” her. Earlier in the day, Montana allegedly invited her to the studio before inviting her back to his home with Bennouna. While at his house, Doe was invited to take a shot of alcohol. She remembers blacking out and “several men coming in and out of the bedroom.” She believes French was among those who ually assaulted her.

Doe says she went to the hospital and had a rape kit administered, which showed the presence of semen. She also reported the alleged rape to the police.

She is now seeking damages for “extreme emotional distress, anxiety, flashbacks and depression.” She says that the alleged assault has put a hold on her career as a model and actress.

Coronavirus: Experts Offer Warning For Contact Lens Wearers

It really feels like the entire world is on lockdown right now because the Coronavirus. Governments throughout the world are trying to curb the spread the disease while making sure that people still have enough money to pay their rent and afford groceries. It’s a tough time for a lot people and there remains some misinformation out there about how the disease can be spread. Thankfully, there are numerous experts out there who have been able to comfort us with some useful tips and tricks.

Dr. Thomas Steinemann, a spokesperson for the American Academy Ophthalmology, says people who wear contact lenses should immediately switch to glasses as it could save them from getting the disease. There is a theory that you can spread COVID-19 through your eyes and people who wear contacts are more prone to touching that area. Glasses would theoretically protect you from this.

Coronavirus: Experts Offer Warning For Contact Lens Wearers

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“You touch your eye and then you touch another part your body,” Steinemann said. “You rub your eyes, then rub your face, scratch your face, put your fingers in your mouth, put your fingers in your nose. Some people are not very hygienic and may have forgotten to first wash their hands.”

These are some great tips for those who need a reminder about being hygienic. So far, 1 in 3 people with the Coronavirus have pink eye which just goes to show how big a factor your eyes play in the transmission this awful virus.

Luenell Bans Daughter From Home For Not Taking COVID-19 Seriously

Comedian Luenell has brought laughs to the world for decades, but one thing she isn’t joking about is COVID-19. Although people are required to stay indoors and operate a system cleanliness to help prevent the spread coronavirus, there are those who don’t believe COVID-19 is a real threat to the public. Luenell shared on Instagram that because her daughter isn’t taking precautions during quarantine, she’s no longer welcome at the comedian’s home. 

Luenell Bans Daughter From Home For Not Taking COVID-19 Seriously
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“It pains me…Breaks my damn geart but I have made the decision to ban my daughter from my home,” Luenell said. “These kids are not taking the seriousness the handwashing and sh*t seriously. I love my baby but this sh*t is scary and I’m not fukking around. Laughing in my face and thinking I’m overreacting has convinced me to shut everybody down except one person. I want to live. I’m sorry but…bye.”

The 61-year-old entertainer also added a lengthy caption where she said deciding to keep her daughter away was an emotional decision. “I have to make the best decision for me and my husband who is Already suffering from COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease],” Lunell wrote. She also said that she’s aware “most the millennials think we are dramatic and overreacting” due to not being “woke” enough.

Some her followers questioned why the comedian would want to share her personal business with the world. Luenell responded that “some You might want to think the activities Your children outside your house these days as well.” Check out her message in full below.

Trump Signs $2.2 Trillion Stimulus Package Into Law

President Trump has officially signed the much-anticipated $2.2 trillion aid package (the CARES Act) into law. The stimulus, which is the largest in American history, provides support to medical facilities, businesses, and individuals who are struggling because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) reached a compromise on the stimulus bill earlier this week. Yesterday, the Senate voted unanimously (96-0, with the missing four senators in self-quarantine because of COVID-19) to pass the measure, thereby sending it to the House of Representatives.

House members were expected to vote on the far-reaching financial-support plan early this morning, but the process was delayed by Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie, who protested the bill’s cost and perceived lack of benefits for individuals. Many lawmakers had to double back to the Capitol, and Representative Massie’s request for a roll call vote (one wherein each member’s response is recorded) was overruled in favor of a simple voice vote.

After these last-minute dramatics, President Trump promptly signed the legislation into law. As , the $2.2 trillion stimulus includes extended unemployment benefits for freelancers and salaried workers, small-business loans, bailout funds for distressed companies, approximately $100 billion for hospitals, $1,200 payments for the majority of American adults, and other recovery-minded elements.

Prominent music industry figures appear to be satisfied with the stimulus’s assistance for artists.

Speaking of the CARES Act, BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill said: “We are extremely pleased that the federal stimulus package will offer relief to America’s songwriters and composers, who are, in many cases, our nation’s ultimate small businesses.”

Recording Academy interim CEO Harvey Mason Jr., for his part, said, “The Recording Academy thanks the Congressional leaders who worked with the music community to craft a bill that allows the music to play on.”

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to prevent many Americans, and particularly musicians and others who work with crowds, from earning a living.

The United States has reported the most COVID-19 cases of any country in the world, chiefly because a substantial number of tests have been administered. To be sure, a recent study conducted by Icelandic doctors found that more than half of COVID-19 carriers will exhibit no symptoms whatsoever.

These individuals are still capable of transferring the virus, however, and a large segment of the U.S. population—and the world—remains in self-isolation and lockdown as a result. President Trump hopes to “open the country up” by Easter, potentially by further upping testing and curtailing COVID-19 restrictions in areas that have experienced relatively few cases.

Jon Jones’ Arrest Caught On Tape With Police Body-Cam

Jon Jones was arrested in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Thursday morning and was hit with three charges. The main charges had to do with driving while intoxicated, as well as negligent use a deadly weapon. Jones was found in his jeep while a firearm and half-empty bottle tequila were next to him. Police were prompted to approach his vehicle after a report that he had allegedly shot f a round.

According to TMZ, the video the arrest has been made public thanks to body-cam footage taken by one the ficers. In the video below, Jones appears to be slurring his words as he explains that he needed to get out the house because the pandemic is making him go stir-crazy.

“I literally just got stir-crazy,” Jones said. “I just wanted to have a drive. This is my first drive in 2 weeks. And, I saw these homeless guys. I was being nice to them, having a conversation with them, treating them like humans.”

After being arrested, Jones began to cry as he was escorted into the police vehicle. It was then that he admitted he was scared for his family and even said he wanted to be a police ficer growing up.

Stay tuned for updates on this story as we will be sure to bring them to you.

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Anthony Davis Offers Sobering Thoughts On Coronavirus Pandemic

Anthony Davis is one the best players on the Los Angeles Lakers and before the league suspended its operations due to the Coronavirus, he was having one his best seasons. Now, Davis is sitting on his couch at home, waiting for the call that the league will resume. Unfortunately, this won’t happen for quite some time. Recently, Davis was asked about the Coronavirus and his thoughts on the pandemic.

In an interview with Tania Ganguli the Los Angeles Times, Davis noted that he is pretty scared about everything that is going and that for now, he is just trying to keep himself informed. There are over 100k cases in the United States right now and people are being infected at an alarming rate. 

Anthony Davis Offers Sobering Thoughts On Coronavirus Pandemic

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Per Davis:

“I just saw yesterday the United States became number one in cases. It’s kind just getting out hand. I’m trying to stay as safe as possible, doing what our team doctors told us and just trying to have a good spirit about everything and tell the people I can reach out to, to stay safe. Obviously it’s a tragedy and devastating. There’s a sadness what’s going on with our players around the league, our players families and everyone around the world. When a lot people are going through it and able to share their stories and share the severity the situation it helps everyone out. It opens people’s eyes … a lot people aren’t too informed about it.”

Moving forward, Davis and his teammates will be looking to keep themselves and their families safe. If they practice social distancing, along with everyone else, this pandemic could end sooner rather than later.

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House Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Package To Fight Coronavirus

United States history has been made amid one its darkest crises in recent memory, the coronavirus pandemic. The House Of Representative has ficially passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, complete with the appropriate acronym CARE. The stimulus package, which consists $2 trillion dollars, has now moved to the White House to be signed by President Donald Trump. 

House Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Package To Fight Coronavirus

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Naturally, coming to a conclusion took hours debate, as is ten the case when politicians are forced to gather. Yet they did manage in the end, coming up with a solution designed to provide $1,200 to every American citizen, with hundreds billions dollars reserved for businesses both small and large. Apparently, $50 billion has been designated to assist the struggling passenger airline market, which has taken a major hit since the coronavirus rendered recreational travel all but impossible. $367 billion has been designated for small businesses with an employee count fewer than 500. 

CNN reports that the package’s creation was nearly stymied by the Republican representative, Kentucky’s Thomas Massie, whose insistence in calling an in-person vote had to be thwarted by House leadership — but not before several fellow representatives were forced to travel to Washington to mobilize against his effort. The move led to a scornful tweet from Donald Trump, who called for Massie’s removal the Republican party. 

In any case, the historic package is all set to be made ficial. The economic effects the stimulus package have yet to become evident, though it should go a long way in providing some much needed financial stability to an economy on the verge an unexpected collapse. 

Tyga Made A Banger About Quarantine Bordeom

It’s already started to happen. The sunshine burns the eyes a little bit more. The Netflix menu is starting to become an old friend. Underwear is feeling more optional than necessary. Menial tasks have become the centerpiece a given day. This is quarantine life, a life we are all experiencing as one. Even artists like Tyga, once known as hip-hop’s reigning ass-connoisseur, an extroverted young bachelor hellbent on sowing his wild oats by any means necessary. Coronavirus prevention measures do not discriminate.

Tyga Made A Banger About Quarantine Bordeom

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As such, T-Raww is as bored as the rest us. True, his mansion may be a playground unto itself, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t already exhausted any and all options. It’s no wonder the antics have begun to sink in. Late last night, Tyga hit his home studio to reflect on his current state affairs, whipping up a banger tentatively titled “Bored In The House.” To emphasize said boredom, he made sure to accompany the snippet with a playful video revealing his quarantine blues in action.

What’s strange about the whole thing is — the song actually kinda goes. Maybe it’s just the quarantine talking, but I think Tyga is onto something with this one. Perhaps he oughta release the full version while we’re still on collective lockdown. Who knows what type antics-fuelled mayhem can go number one in this delicate climate?

Scarface Reveals Coronavirus Diagnosis

Scarface is the latest rapper to test positive for coronavirus.

The Houston rap legend revealed on Wednesday evening that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19. During an interview with his Geto Boys bandmate Willie D., Scarface explained that it started out with an “itch in his throat” before he experienced a fever. Things quickly escalated and he was taken to the emergency room and put on antibiotics.

“It started off with pneumonia in both of my lungs and three or four days later my kidneys failed,” said the 49-year-old rapper.

He has also experienced vomiting and shortness of breath and has been quarantined. “This whole three weeks has been an ordeal. It’s the craziest shit I’ve ever done and seen in my life,” he said. “I’ve been to the point where I felt I was gonna die, bro.”

He had been quarantined in his house prior to the diagnosis. “I haven’t been nowhere. I’ve been in my house,” he said.

Scarface also shut down conspiracy theories that celebrities are being paid to say they have the virus. “People are thinking that shit is a game. You don’t want to play with this,” he warned.

Earlier this week, another Houston rapper, Slim Thug, revealed that he had coronavirus. He hasn’t experienced as serious symptoms as Scarface, but cautioned others to stay safe. “I feel like I’m good, but y’all better take it serious. It’s real out here,” he said.

Other celebrities have also been diagnosed with COVID-19 including Idris Elba, Tom Hanks, and Prince Charles.

Future Unleashes New Track ‘Tycoon’

Future has the cure for your cabin fever.

The Freebandz rapper is helping fans get through trying times with new music. On Friday, Future dropped his surprise track “Tycoon” along with a video. Hndrxx boasts about his “big dog” lifestyle including chinchilla sheets and “Balencies” on his feet. “I’m a big dog, they a little son to me,” raps Lori Harvey’s boyfriend. “Till they throw the sheets on me I’m goin’ crazy.”

The Eif Rivera-directed clip captures the jet-setter, flying private with his model girlfriend and riding in his Rolls-Royce Ghost. But jealous ones still envy. While he’s living his life, a group of armed men try to break into his house. “Ain’t going no no, streets dangerous,” raps Future.

“Tycoon” marks Future’s first solo release this year. Back in January, he and Drake released their collaboration “Life Is Good,” which has been certified 2x platinum.

Help Musicians Is Sending £500 Checks to British Musicians — Here's How to Apply

Help Musicians, a near-century-old charitable organization that supports artists during times of financial difficulty, is offering £500 ($610.12) checks to musicians who’ve been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Compensation will be dispersed from the Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund, and musicians who’re “suffering significant financial hardship” can apply for aid by filling out an online form.  Help Musicians has set aside £5 million (roughly $6 million) for the charitable undertaking.

The application’s questions appear relatively straightforward; basic eligibility inquiries, including one’s age, citizenship status, musical capabilities, and more can be answered with a simple click. Additional questions and a request for proof of high-level musical skill, either through a resume or video footage, follow.

Help Musicians will inform applicants of their acceptance or denial in 10 or fewer days, and funds will be transferred direct deposit into approved individuals’ accounts. Artists can apply for the £500 Coronavirus Financial Hardship payment only once, and similarly, each UK musician is eligible to receive just one payment from the support program.

Help Musicians is among several organizations that are assisting artists amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Music Producers Guild (MPG) the government to distribute support payments to music technicians and producers, and earlier today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that freelance workers will be eligible to receive 80 percent of their monthly salary until the country resumes normal operations.

Stateside, the Senate’s colossal stimulus package for an array of freelance and gig workers, including musicians; the House will vote on the legislation tomorrow. The Recording Academy and MusiCares, Rihanna, and Spotify, to name some, have made multimillion-dollar donations to coronavirus relief efforts.

In other encouraging coronavirus news, a veteran epidemiologist, Neil Ferguson, indicated today that the UK will likely suffer far fewer COVID-19 casualties than he initially anticipated. Last week, the professor painted quite a grim picture of the situation, though he’s since come to believe that the crisis is manageable.

R. Kelly Uses Coronavirus As Prison Release Leverage

R. Kelly is the latest celebrity inmate to urge the court to release him from prison because the coronavirus pandemic. As cases have ficially reached a higher number in the United States than in China and Italy, R. Kelly is starting to freak out about the global health crisis, pleading with a judge to release him from prison until his trial begins.

Despite being locked up for months, R. Kelly has still not faced trial. The disgraced singer has not been sentenced in relation to his ual crimes and, as we await that time to come, he is looking to spend the remainder his waiting time in the comfort his own home.

R. Kelly’s fear catching COVID-19 is reportedly the main argument in the singer’s latest plea with the judge for an early release from prison. His attorney Steve Greenberg filed an appeal on Thursday (March 26) noting that the 53-year-old criminal is at major risk being infected with the coronavirus if he remains in Chicago MCC.

R. Kelly Uses Coronavirus As Prison Release Leverage
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“No matter what steps they take the sanitation will be substandard, the risk an internal pandemic at the MCC is great,” wrote Greenberg.

According to him, social distancing is nearly impossible at the prison, and soap is only available to inmates who can afford it at the commissary. 

Kelly reportedly wants out on bond, agreeing to remain on house arrest with an ankle monitor activated until his trial begins. If he does get released, he would allegedly go live with his girlfriend Joycelyn Savage at his Chicago condo.

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