50 Cent and Girlfriend Jamira Haines Make Red-Carpet Debut at ‘Power’ Premiere

50 Cent has a new lady in his life.

The hip-hop mogul stepped out to the premiere of “Power” on Tuesday night with his stunning date, model Jamira Haines. The two were all smiles as they made their red-carpet debut during the Season 6 premiere event at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, posing for photos alongside Ice-T and Coco.

50 Cent and Girlfriend Jamira Haines Make Red-Carpet Debut at 'Power' Premiere

Jamira, who previously dated Dreamchasers rapper Omelly, is a fitness model and aspiring corporate lawyer. She shared photos of herself backstage and in the audience, singing along as 50 performed hits like “Many Men” on stage. Her mother even tagged along for the fun-filled evening.

50 Cent and Girlfriend Jamira Haines Make Red-Carpet Debut at 'Power' Premiere

The new couple was later seen cozied up on a couch at the after-party. Jamira, who goes by @_cuban_link on Instagram, reposted friends and fans who celebrated her new relationship.

“I love how y’ all are happy that I’m happy that’s love !” she told her followers. “Some of it might be fake but it’s the thought that count I see y’all comments ! ! Can’t get to all but ThankYou.”

50 Cent and Girlfriend Jamira Haines Make Red-Carpet Debut at 'Power' Premiere

50 took the stage during the star-studded premiere event, along with Snoop Dogg, Fabolous, Fetty Wap, Jeremih, Trey Songz, and A Boogie wit da Hoodie. The show’s stars Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, and Joseph Sikora also made appearances.

The sixth and final season of “Power” premieres Sunday, Aug. 25, on Starz.

NYPD Fire Officer Daniel Pantaleo For Eric Garner’s Death From Chokehold

For years, people have been rallying for justice to be served for Eric Garner — the man killed at the hands  NYPD ficer Daniel Pantaleo based on suspicion he was selling loose cigarettes — but there hasn’t been much done. Daniel Pantaleo dodged charges for killing an innocent man after prosecutors said there was “insufficient evidence” that he murdered Garner on purpose. The worst part about it is that they announced he wouldn’t be charged just a day before the statute limitations came out. Five years following the death Garner and now, Daniel Pantaleo will not be working with the force anymore.

NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill announced earlier today that Pantaleo has been fired from the NYPD, CNN reports. O’Neill said  “examined the totality the circumstances and relied on the facts” and made his decision.

“In this case the unintended consequence Mr. Garner’s death must have a consequence its own. Therefore I agree with the Deputy Commissioner Trial’s legal findings and recommendations. It is clear that Daniel Pantaleo can no longer effectively serve as a New York City Police Officer,” O’Neill said.

NYPD Fire Officer Daniel Pantaleo For Eric Garner's Death From Chokehold
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In addition to firing Pantaleo, O’Neill stated that the former ficer will not be receiving his pension from the NYPD but he will be given back any contributions he previously made. 

Petition To Rename Trump Tower Street After Barack Obama Makes Way

Elizabeth Rowin jokingly started a petition to rename a section Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Street to “President Barack H. Obama” since the location is the same block as the Trump Tower’s which means the landmark’s address could be changed to “725 Barack H. Obama Avenue, New York, NY 10022.” 

Petition To Rename Trump Tower Street After Barack Obama Makes Way
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Much to her surprise, the petition has drawn in quite the crowd and has racked up over 90,000 signatures. “I saw a comedian joke about how it would make Trump so mad if it was named after former President Obama and thought why not,” Elizabeth told Newsweek. The description the petition is in response to Los Angeles’ move renaming a stretch  134 Freeway after the former president. “We request the New York City Mayor and City Council do the same by renaming a block Fifth Avenue after the former president whose many accomplishments include: saving our nation from the Great Recession; serving two completely scandal-free terms in fice; and taking out Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind September 11th, which killed over 3,000 New Yorkers,” the site details.

While the signatures are enough to get the city’s attention, USA Today details how it may not bring on change since changing a New York street can only be done if the individual is deceased. 

“I am sure the conditions can be changed,” Elizabeth responded to the rule. “These laws are arbitrary and can be worked around.”

Nike Kyrie 5 Tennis Hybrid Sneaker Releasing For U.S. Open: First Look

Kyrie Irving’s tennis sneakers designed for Nick Kyrgios, aka the Nike Air Zoom Vapor x Kyrie 5, will be returning to retailers later this month just in time for the U.S Open.

The third iteration Irving’s hybrid silhouette features a predominately black build, highlighted by green Nike swooshes and hits purple on the inner lining, tongue logo, outsole and detailing around the venus fly trap-like shroud.

 

According to Nike, the sneakers also utilize graffiti-inspired details on the Swoosh and torn-poster graphics on the toe bumper as a nod to both New York City and its basketball culture. Additional details include a tennis court x Kyrie logo on the tongue, with “NYC” detailing appearing on the toe.

The Nike Air Zoom Vapor x Kyrie 5 “NYC” will be available Nike.com on August 24, just a few days before Kyrgios takes the court in Flushing Meadows for the U.S Open, running from August 26-September 8.

Check out the ficial images below.

Nike Kyrie 5 Tennis Hybrid Sneaker Releasing For U.S. Open: First Look

Nike Air Zoom Vapor x Kyrie 5 NYC/Nike

Nike Kyrie 5 Tennis Hybrid Sneaker Releasing For U.S. Open: First Look

Nike Air Zoom Vapor x Kyrie 5 NYC/Nike

Cardi B Applauds Jay-Z’s NFL Deal, Thinks He Could "Bring Back Colin Kaepernick"

Cardi B was peeling out the Bryant Park Hotel in New York City when TMZ apprehended her with a series loaded questions. First f, the reporter asked her to elaborate on her support Bernie Sanders 2020, by which she feigned ignorance, implying that a split-career in politics was beyond her limits, much less host a talk-show that touches on hot button issues.

When asked if she’d consider performing at the Democratic National Convention in the event Bernie Sanders’ crowning, she simply replied, “Sure, why not.”  It would seem that Cardi B has learned a thing or two about airing on the side discretion since being falsely “outed” as a date rapist. The reporter then tabled his next talking point: Jay-Z’s new partnership with the NFL.  

“I feel like he went in there like, ‘Alright, you guys want me to work with chy’all, y’all need to bring my peoples in there. Y’all need to do things my way,’ ” she said Jay-Z. “I feel like Jay-Z could bring back Colin Kaepernick. I feel like he has that power.”

Jay-Z’s deal with the NFL is a divisive issue on the micro-level. Some have argued that it wasn’t Jay-Z place to turn the page on “kneeling for the anthem.” On the other hand, others appreciate his initiative. You could argue that by forcing the NFL to fight against oppression, and pay for it too, he’s actually turned the table right OFF its axis.

AriZona x Adidas Sneaker Collab Release Details Announced

A collection  Adidas x AriZona Iced Tea sneaker collabs, priced at 99 cents each just liked the beloved tall cans, were originally supposed to release at a two-day pop-up event in New York City last month. As you may have heard, the NYPD were forced to shut down the whole thing after a riot broke out that landed two people in jail and one in the hospital.

Since then, Adidas has unveiled another four-pack  AriZona collabs – all which will be releasing per usual. The collection reportedly consists two men’s and two women’s iterations the Adidas Continental Vulc, each featuring the familiar AriZona branding throughout. The men’s pairs come equipped with leather uppers while the women’s colorways are constructed suede.

According to Sneaker News, the collection will be available on September 1. Unfortunately, they won’t retail for 99 cents like Adidas had planned for the first collaboration – Men’s pairs will retail for $100 while the women’s check in at $80.

Take a look at all the upcoming collabs below.

AriZona x Adidas Sneaker Collab Release Details Announced

Adidas Continental Vulc Men’s/Adidas

AriZona x Adidas Sneaker Collab Release Details Announced

Adidas Continental Vulc Men’s/Adidas

AriZona x Adidas Sneaker Collab Release Details Announced

Adidas Continental Vulc Men’s/Adidas

AriZona x Adidas Sneaker Collab Release Details Announced

Adidas Continental Vulc Women’s/Adidas

AriZona x Adidas Sneaker Collab Release Details Announced

Adidas Continental Vulc Women’s/Adidas

AriZona x Adidas Sneaker Collab Release Details Announced

Adidas Continental Vulc Women’s/Adidas

AriZona x Adidas Sneaker Collab Release Details Announced

Adidas Continental Vulc Women’s/Adidas

AriZona x Adidas Sneaker Collab Release Details Announced

Adidas Continental Vulc Women’s/Adidas

AriZona x Adidas Sneaker Collab Release Details Announced

Adidas Continental Vulc Women’s/Adidas

Trailer For Dave Chappelle’s 5th Netflix Stand Up Special Has Arrived: Watch

Dave Chappelle has quite the relationship with Netflix since the beloved comedian has signed on for his fifth stand up comedy special with the streaming service. The ficial trailer for the special, dubbed Sticks & Stones, has arrived today and sees Dave walking in the middle nowhere with narration by Morgan Freeman. “This is Dave, he tells jokes for a living, hopefully, he makes people laugh. But these days it’s a high stakes game.” Morgan narrates. “I guess what I’m trying to say is if you say anything, you risk everything.”

The ficial description calls this new special “unflinching and boundary-pushing” with Dave giving “his provocative perspective on the tidal wave celebrity scandals, the opioid crisis, and more — in trademarked Chappelle fashion.” We can only imagine who Dave’s targets this time around will be… The show arrives on Netflix on August 26th – peep the full trailer below.

Aside from the streaming giant that is Netflix, Dave made other moves this summer when he performed five live comedy broadway shows at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater in New York City last month. The latter combined with his Netflix bread means the 45-year-old has pulled in a lot coin marking yet another successful summer.  

Kodak Black Served With Legal Documents Over $500K Lawsuit From Promoter

Kodak Black‘s legal problems have piled up. Although he’s behind bars, he has some other legal matters that he must tend to. Unfortunately, because his incarceration, he can’t necessarily fight against these charges in the way he wants to. Earlier this year, Kodak was accused blowing f a few show dates even though he was contractually obligated to perform. Nicholas Fitts claimed that he booked Kodak for a show in New York City on March 3rd, 2017 but the rapper didn’t show. They later agreed for a make-up show in April 2017 but that also failed. But it seems like Fitts is inching closer towards winning his case against the Miami rapper.

According to The Blast, Kodak Black was hit with court papers earlier this week by Nicholas Fitts. The thing is, there wasn’t any possibility Kodak even being able to dodge the case as the process server gave the documents to FDC Miami, the prison where Kodak’s in right now. Because Kodak received the papers, now Fitts is getting closer and closer to winning a default judgment in the case.

Even with the papers, Kodak might not even be able to fight this case. The judge denied him bond after the rapper was arrested ahead Rolling Loud Festival and indicted by a grand jury for allegedly lying on an application to purchase a firearm. 

Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 "Wave Runner" Restocks Saturday: How To Cop

After multiple restocks, it appears as though everyone’s favorite dad shoe, the Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 “Wave Runner,” is about to restock one last time. Sneakerheads have come around on this shoe over the last two years and Kanye West continues to rerelease the shoe in an attempt to get as many people as possible to own it. Overall, it’s one the best Yeezys all time and fans are continuously excited by new opportunities to try and cop it. 

The shoe will be dropping in full family sizing with adult pairs going for the standard $300 USD. The restock will be happening on adidas.com and Yeezy Supply but if you’re in the United States, it will also be dropping at quite a few stores. Thanks to the good people over at Yeezy Mafia, we now have a list all the stores the shoe will be appearing at. So without further ado, here is where you can cop the Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 “Wave Runner” for potentially the last time ever:

  • KITH
    233 FLATBUSH AVE.
    BROOKLYN
  • WOODSTACK
    190 EAST 98TH STREET
    BROOKLYN
  • WOODSTACK
    298 EAST 98TH STREET
    BROOKLYN
  • WOODSTACK
    742-44 MANHATTAN AVENUE
    BROOKLYN
  • RSVP GALLERY
    1753 N. DAMEN
    CHICAGO
  • SAINT ALFRED
    1531 N. MILWAUKEE AVE.
    CHICAGO
  • NOTRE SHOP
    5201 N CLARK ST.
    CHICAGO
  • ADIDAS ORIGINALS CHICAGO
    1532 N MILWAUKEE
    CHICAGO
  • PACKER SHOES
    382 MARIN BLVD.
    JERSEY CITY
  • PROPER
    425 E. 1ST ST.
    LONG BEACH
  • DOVER STREET MARKET
    608 IMPERIAL ST
    LOS ANGELES
  • SNEAKERSNSTUFF
    1011 OCENA FRONT WALK
    LOS ANGELES
  • BAIT
    7708 MELROSE AVE.
    LOS ANGELES
  • BODEGA
    1320 E 7TH ST
    LOS ANGELES
  • COMMONWEALTH
    2008 E 7TH ST
    LOS ANGELES
  • KITH
    8500 SUNSET BLVD
    LOS ANGELES
  • RSVP GALLERY
    905 S HILL ST
    LOS ANGELES
  • UNDFTD
    111 SOUTH LA BREA AVE.
    LOS ANGELES
  • UNDFTD
    3827 WEST SUNSET BLVD.
    LOS ANGELES
  • OPENING CEREMONY
    451 N. LA CIENEGA BLVD.
    LOS ANGELES
  • BLENDS
    725 S. LOS ANGELES ST.
    LOS ANGELES
  • ADIDAS ORIGINALS MELROSE
    8009 MELROSE AVE
    LOS ANGELES
  • ADIDAS CENTURY CITY
    102500 SANTA MONICA BLVD SUITE #2510
    LOS ANGELES
  • HERSCHLIFERS
    2080 NORTHERN BLVD.
    MANHASSET
  • ALIFE
    158 RIVINGTON ST.
    NEW YORK
  • DOVER STREET MARKET
    160 LEXINGTON AVE
    NEW YORK
  • BBC
    456 W BROADWAY
    NEW YORK
  • CONCEPTS
    225 HUDSON ST.
    NEW YORK
  • KITH
    337 LAYFAYETTE ST
    NEW YORK
  • EXTRA BUTTER
    125 ORCHARD ST.
    NEW YORK
  • OPENING CEREMONY
    35 HOWARD ST.
    NEW YORK
  • OPENING CEREMONY
    1190-1192 BROADWAY
    NEW YORK
  • WEST
    155 WEST 72 ST.
    NEW YORK
  • RIME
    167 EAST 87TH ST.
    NEW YORK
  • ADIDAS FIFTH AVENUE
    565 5TH AVE
    NEW YORK
  • ADIDAS ORIGINALS SPRING STREET
    115 SPRING STREET
    NEW YORK
  • SNEAKERSNSTUFF
    22 LITTLE W 12TH ST
    NEW YORK CITY
  • WOODSTACK
    79-01 LINDEN BLVD
    QUEENS
  • INDEX
    30-55 STEINWAY ST.
    QUEENS
  • EXTRA BUTTER
    266 MERRICK RD
    ROCKVILLE CENTRE
  • OZNICO
    103 WATER STREET
    STATEN ISLAND
  • PACKER SHOES
    941 TEANECK RD.
    TEANECK
  • WOODSTACK
    973 B STUYVESANT AVENUE
    UNION

Will you be copping or have you already owned these for a while?

Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 "Wave Runner" Restocks Saturday: How To Cop

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Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports Reportedly Partnering With NFL

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports has reportedly agreed to a “business partnership” with the NFL that will be formally announced at a press conference in New York City on Wednesday, according to Front Office Sports. Details the partnership have not yet been announced, but we’ll learn more when the press conference goes live tomorrow.

Roc Nation Sports reps a number NFL stars, including running backs Saquon Barkley, Todd Gurley and Leonard Fournette, as well as Tampa Bay Bucs defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant.

The NFL has already partnered with New Era in celebration the league’s 100th season, which includes the newly released “Cold Weather Collection” as well as the “Sideline Collection,” both which will be worn by players and coaches all 32 teams throughout the season.

The 2019 campaign will kick f with the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, September 5. The Thursday night opener between the bitter NFC North rivals will mark the 198th meeting between the two teams, including regular and postseason contests, and the 34th time that they’ve opened up the season against each other. To date, the Packers own a 97-95-7 series lead.

Founder Of NYC’s Most Exclusive, Celebrity Sex Club Is Penning Tell-All Book

There are a number sex clubs around the world that serve a clientele who are looking for a little bit kinky action, but New York City’s Snctm is one the top tiers. With memberships that sell for upwards $425K, Snctm is home to the naughty side the One Percenters who are looking to host private, sexy gatherings. Snctm’s founder, Damon Lawner, has been hosting these exclusive get-togethers since 2013, some which involve A-List celebrity clientele, and now that he’s sold f his famed club, he’s ready to spill the tea on what goes on behind closed doors.

Lawner caught up with Page Six to share a few details about his forthcoming tell-all book. “I am going to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth — as much as my lawyer and editor will allow me to say in print,” he said. “It’s going to be an exciting read.” He also stated that a “few my members who are Hollywood elite have asked for the book as soon as it’s completed,” not because they’re afraid being named, but because they allegedly want first rights on developing the memoir into a blockbuster film. Expect Eyes Wide Shut but times ten.

For Snctm’s non-members, guests pay around $2K for access to parties where they engaged in various sexual activities in front everyone. Lawner started the club in Beverly Hills and eventually, his parties made their way to New York City and the Hamptons. Now that he’s passed the “golden ring,” his words not mine, to the new owner, he looks forward to seeing the business he started become a global brand with events all around the world. Meanwhile, Lawner claims his book is two-thirds completed and will reveal “how Snctm came into existence, and everything I saw and experienced in my six-year journey.” 

A$AP Ferg "Floor Seats" Release Date & Tracklist: A$AP Rocky, City Girls & More

Now that A$AP Rocky is back home from his nightmarish stay in a Swedish jail, the members his AWGE collective can finally focus on themselves. A$AP Ferg is notably one the hottest rappers out New York City. He knows how to get us hyped and he loves to deliver constant high-energy material. The “Pups” artist has been unleashing a steady flow content over the last few weeks and it looks like we’re finally ready for the release his next project. A$AP Ferg just announced that his new tape Floor Seats, which will contain nine new songs, is coming out this week.

A$AP Ferg "Floor Seats" Release Date & Tracklist: A$AP Rocky, City Girls & More
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Making the announcement on Instagram, A$AP Ferg told the world what they can expect from his next drop. Some the cuts have already been released to streaming but there’s more than enough to keep us occupied come Friday. Floor Seats will be out on August 16 and it’s set to include appearances from A$AP Rocky, the City Girls, and others. Previously previewed songs “Wam,” “Wigs,” “Pups,” and more will be included on the tracklist, which does not list any featured artists. Considering the fact that his credits have been hidden, the element surprise is in effect right now.

A$AP Ferg joins Young Thug as two the most exciting releases this week. Are you looking forward to Floor Seats?

NYPD Commander Reportedly Won’t Be Charged For Shoot 50 Cent "On Sight" Comment

Brooklyn, NY – A Brooklyn-based commander in the New York City Police Department is reportedly off the hook for threatening 50 Cent. According to the New York Daily News, an investigation into 72nd Precinct Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez telling cops to shoot 50 “on sight” has been closed.

“This allegation was unsubstantiated and closed,” an NYPD spokeswoman told the Daily News.

Gonzalez, who’s had trouble with G-Unit boss in the past, allegedly told officers to “shoot him on sight” during roll call at the 72nd Precinct stationhouse in June 2018. While the commander tried to play it off like a joke, the comment didn’t sit well with some of the cops at the meeting.

“The inspector just said at roll call if u see Kurtis Jackson (aka 50cent) shoot on site … I’m like wtf,” one officer wrote in a text obtained by the Daily News.

The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau couldn’t prove it was a legitimate threat, so no charges were filed against Gonzalez. After the Daily News report was published, 50 reacted to the case being closed Instagram.

“I knew they were not going to do anything about this,so I stop talking about it,” he wrote. “NYPD is hands down the toughest gang in New York. You just gotta be ready for what ever. You know the vibes.”

Apple Music's Analytics Dashboard for Artists Is Officially Out of Beta

Apple Music has been tweaking its analytics dashboard for artists for more than a year.  Now, it’s ready for prime time.

We first reported on Apple Music’s beta launch of its analytics dashboard for artists .   The data tools are part of the Apple Music for Artists creator platform, and a way for Apple to battle Spotify on artist-related services.

Back in mid-2018, only a few thousand artists were invited to test-drive the suite of analytics services, and Apple has been making modifications based on its beta-tester feedback.  Now, the platform’s deep data analytics backend is ready for mass-artist consumption.

The tools themselves are similar to the list from last year, with performance metrics offered on specific songs, cities, and even listener demographic breakdowns.   Even Shazam data is layered into the mix, thanks to Apple’s recent acquisition of the heavily-used recognition app.

Apple says they’re tracking artist analytics across more than 100 countries. Data is updated daily, with both songs and videos on Apple Music covered.

Any Apple Music artist can now jump in at the Apple Music for Artists splash page.

In terms of utility, city-based data looks incredibly interesting for touring artists.

Apple Music is offering artists a look at which cities are responding the strongest to their music, and even presenting the results in a heat map (see above). Given Apple Music’s substantial paying-only subscriber base, the city-specific breakouts could become a critical tour-mapping tool, with more serious (i.e., paying) fans tracked. Of course, Spotify has paying subscribers as well — nearly 110 million of them — though Apple arguably has a more useful and concentrated data set involving paying-only fans.

Digging deeper, artists can also identify which songs are resonating the strongest in specific regions.  They can also use the platform to spot far-flung pockets of fanbases.  Unfortunately, these pockets have been difficult for many artists to identify until recently (just ask Rodriguez).

Cities can also be viewed in list form, and Apple Music for Artists also has an iOS app.

Other analytics breakdowns are also interesting. Artists can take a look at age ranges, gender, and other demographic breakdowns of fans, which can sometimes be surprising. Given Apple’s stricter privacy policies, however, artists are unable to layer different analytics filters together (for example, age ranges of fans in New York City). That leaves artists with bigger takeaways only, without the ability to drill down into smaller groups of listeners.

Playlist-specific information is also available, including exact positions of songs within playlists and where these playlists are resonating the most.

Perhaps the icing on the cake is Shazam data, which can offer an early signal of fan response. Indeed, Shazam matches are often a preview of broader interest, with would-be fans eventually adding matched songs into Apple Music collections (or other places like Spotify and Amazon).

 

 

Georgia Elementary School Slammed For Shaming Black Hairstyles

While New York City has made moves to remove any discrimination against one’s choice hairstyle, the state Georgia isn’t quite there yet since an elementary school is receiving backlash after an image was posted showing “inappropriate” and “appropriate” hairstyles. The issue at hand is that the image only shows black children and their hairstyles. Hairstylist Danay Wadlington uploaded the image to her social media platform after a client sent her the post, sparking even more outrage. 

Georgia Elementary School Slammed For Shaming Black Hairstyles
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“It wouldn’t have been so bad had they included other races, but the fact that those are all little black faces and those are traditional black hairstyles, makes it worse,” Wadlington explained, NBC News. “They already have them wearing uniforms, why not let them have some individuality with their hair.” The post has since been taken down at Narvie J. Harris Traditional Theme School in Decatur, something Wadlington said was probably due to the outrage. The poster claimed tampered afros, fades and barrettes in the hair are inappropriate.

“This type display cultural insensitivity is due to a lack oversight, accountability, pressional decorum and quite frankly, care and concern for the social and emotional impact black children by this school’s leadership and PTA,” Jason Allen, a teacher in the state added the matter.