Lizzo Accused Of Biting Music & Lyrics From Cece Peniston’s "Finally"

Lizzo is enjoying the successes her album Cuz I Love You and her No. 1 charting single “Truth Hurts,” but there are a handful people who are accusing the singer using their lyrics and music without credit. Recently, songwriter Justin Raisen came forward with claims that he, Jesse St. John, Yves Rothman, and Lizzo co-wrote a song titled “Healthy” that began with the “Truth Hurts” lyrics, “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent that b*tch.” Justin shared a clip on Instagram to prove his claims, also stating that his team has been trying to settle the matter behind the scenes by asking for 5% each, but they keep getting shut down.

While those accusations have circulated, veteran singer Cece Peniston wants to make sure people catch wind her grievances with Lizzo, as well. You may remember Cece from her legendary dance-pop hit, “Finally.” Cece took to her Instagram page to share that Lizzo used bits her chart-topping track for the Cuz I Love You single “Juice.”

“For everybody who thought I was exaggerating on my claims #copyrightinfringement please go check out the article I’m the the #3rd person who has said something @lizzobeeating #cecepeniston #lizzo #music #yaayumsong #finally #mysong just for the record and so you understand … anytime anybody uses a song over 7 seconds thats using a ‘portion’ their copyright,” she wrote on Instagram. “Lizzo not only takes over that , she’s used several times adding up to about 40 seconds , its my lyric it’s written down as well , it’s the signature to the opening in my song #finally and all commercials are using it from the ‘Adlib ‘ section because they know it’s catchy sooo ‘#notjustanadlib it’s a check !!!! @umpg @atlanticrecords.”

Cece even made side-by-side visual and audio clips that show Lizzo singing her song “Juice” for an Absolut Vodka ad. The similarities are obvious, so Cece wants to know when someone is going to run her a check. Check out the clips below and let us know what you think.

Olivia Kim x Air Jordan 4 "Bovine Fur" Release Date Revealed: Photos

This year marks the 30th anniversary the Air Jordan 4 which is a classic sneaker in the infamous Jumpman library. There have been multiple phenomenal colorways the shoe and in 2006, the brand came through with a “Black Cat” model which didn’t feature any color other than, you guessed it, black. Fans have been waiting for Jordan Brand to retro this model and for now, it seems like they will be doing just that in 2020.

For now, though, the “Black Cat” model is coming back in another way, thanks to Vice President Creative Projects at Nordstrom, Oli Kim. Kim is creating a “No Cover” capsule with Nike and one the shoes she got to work on was the Air Jordan 4. This model has the same triple-black aesthetic as the “Black Cat” shoe, except this time, the upper is covered in bovine fur.

Oli Kim x Air Jordan 4 "Bovine Fur" Release Date Revealed: Photos

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There is no price attached to this shoe just yet but for now, the sneaker is slated to release alongside the entire capsule on Thursday, October 31st. This will most likely be the most popular piece on the collection so don’t sleep on the release today.

As for the available sizes, it looks like this is a women’s shoe, for now.

"L&HH: ATL"’s Sas DeLeon Arrested For Allegedly Attempting To Pimp Out Underage Girls

He may not have been a central figure the cast, but Sas DeLeon made multiple appearances on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. The 26-year-old is the son Karen “KK” King and brother Scrapp DeLeon; family members who are more permanent fixtures on the show. Scrapp was known for his stint in prison as well as his relationships with Tommie Lee and Moniece Slaughter. On the series, Sas’s connection to Scrapp was the foundation on his inclusion, but f-camera, he’s made headlines for running into some trouble. 

In 2016, Sas, real name Lyndon Smith, was at a mansion party in Scottsdale, Arizona when gunfire rang out and he was shot in the head. Then in 2018, police put out a report that Sas was the witness to a murder and they were searching for him, according to Atlanta’s WSB-TV. Even with the unfavorable occurrences, he endured over the last few years and shared that he was doing his best to hold things down while his brother was serving his time for his drug trafficking conviction.

The law caught up with Sas on Thursday as Atlanta’s 11Alive Newsreports both he and another man named James Ruffin were arrested. The outlet states that the pair were taken into custody on charges trafficking after they allegedly attempted to pimp out two teenage girls. Police have yet to share the exact age the girls, but authorities have confirmed that they are under 18. It’s alleged that Sas and Ruffin tried to traffic the girls out state.

Ruffin reportedly faces a slew additional charges including “pimping, trafficking, keeping a place prostitution, interference with custody and violation computer and child exploitation act.” Check out a clip Sas on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” below.

Cuba Gooding Jr.’s L.A. Butt Groping Case Dropped Due To Insufficient Evidence

Cuba Gooding Jr. was first publically accused ual misconduct this past summer when he allegedly groped a woman’s breast at a rotop bar in Manhattan. Since then, a string other accusations has poured out pushing his trial back so prosecutors can source more evidence from the victims. Just a few days back we posted about the allegations one unknown woman who said Cuba grabbed her arm and asked her to “pee” in his mouth before touching her inappropriately and now TMZ reports that another groping case in LA has been dropped. 

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s L.A. Butt Groping Case Dropped Due To Insufficient Evidence
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According to the publication, a woman reported Cuba to the police after he grabbed her butt at a party in Los Angeles earlier in the year. Cops investigated the case where it was later turned over to the L.A. City Attorney for ual battery but the case was later dropped due to insufficient evidence. 

The Boyz In The Hood actor’s lawyer Mark Heller issued the following statement on the dropped charge: “Cuba doesn’t recall this case. He’s out every night his life. He meets so many people. He interacts with so many people — he can’t remember all the people he meets.”

Cuba has pleaded not guilty to the one count forcible touching and one count ual abuse in the third degree for his newer charges and not guilty to the first charge from this past summer. 

DaBaby Gifts Tearful Homeless Mother With Young Son $1,000

If you’ve been keeping up with DaBaby‘s social media accounts, you’ve seen that the North Carolina rapper’s recent Atlanta appearances have been wild events. The KIRK star performed in front a screaming crowd at Clark Atlanta University, and after the show, fans took to the street to catch another up-close-and-personal glimpse the rapper. While in Hotlanta, DaBaby scheduled a meet-and-greet with his fans, and that’s when he met a woman named Amanda whose situation tugged at his heartstrings.

DaBaby Gifts Tearful Homeless Mother With Young Son $1,000
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In a video he shared on his Instagram page, Amanda is a single mother a young son. She lives in her car and when she heard DaBaby was coming to the ATL, she messaged him on Instagram and waited in line for three hours to meet him. When she was able to greet him face-to-face, she didn’t ask for an autograph; she wanted to know if he would buy some the hand-knit hats she was selling so that she could earn money to provide for her son. 

“It took a lot for me to come here,” she said as her voice cracked as if she’s about to begin crying. When the rapper purchased the hats tears flowed unceasingly because he gave her $1,000. He fered to also take a photo with Amanda and her son, but the little boy wasn’t about to give up watching his YouTube show on her phone. DaBaby took the photo anyway and told Amanda he would send it to her. At the end the video, he tagged her Instagram name to told his fans to hit her up for handmade knit beanies to help her business. “GODs WORK. No recognition needed,” the rapper wrote in the caption. Check out the touching video below.

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Air Jordan 1 Low SB Releasing In New Colorway This Holiday Season

Jordan Brand and Nike SB joined forces for numerous sneaker collabs this year, including a couple color-changing Air Jordan 1 Highs and a “UNC” Air Jordan 1 Low SB created by skateboarding legend Eric Koston. To balance things out, Nike reportedly has another Air Jordan 1 Low SB in the works, following in the footsteps Koston’s collab that debuted in August.

According to sneaker source PY_Rates, the upcoming Air Jordan 1 Low SB will feature a “Desert Ore/Royal Blue/Dark Powder Blue” color scheme. Early images the sneakers have not yet been revealed, but PY_Rates reports that kicks will be available on December 6 for the retail price $120.

Stay tuned for a first look, and click here to preview the Halloween-themed “Night Of Mischief” Nike SB Dunk Low releasing this weekend.

Mixcloud Boosted Its Annual Revenues by 45% — But Losses Tripled

British streaming service Mixcloud released its 2018 financial results.  There was both good news and bad news.

While Mixcloud reported strong revenue growth, it came at a cost.

For the year, Mixcloud earned around £2.4 million (about $3.1 million), which represents a more than 45% increase over the previous year’s results. In 2017, Mixcloud earned £1.68 million ($2.2 million).

On the downside, losses more than tripled, from £885,000 in 2017 to more than £3.0 million ($3.85 million) in the latest year.

The reason for this is that the company’s administrative expenses rose dramatically, from a little more than £1 million ($1.28 million) to more than £4 million ($5.1 million), while their costs of sales also grew, from £1.4 million ($1.8 million) to £1.8 million ($2.3 million).

Another piece of good news for the company is that net assets have increased considerably over the previous year.

While Mixcloud started the year with £1.35 million ($1.7 million), they ended the year with £5.5 million ($7 million).

Despite the rockiness, Mixcloud believes that they have “adequate resources” to both run their operations and meet existing liabilities “for the foreseeable future.” Driving this belief is the funding that the company received in April of 2018. WndrCo, which is a U.S. media group, reportedly invested $11.5 million in Mixcloud.

Originally, the company operated under the same kind of blanket licensing agreement that radio stations use. But in recent years, it has signed direct licensing contracts with big players in the industry. In October of 2017, Mixcloud signed an agreement with Warner Music Group. It followed this with an agreement with Universal Music a year later, which was closely followed by a Merlin pact.

One month after Mixcloud signed its agreement with Merlin, they announced that channels and creators operating on their platform could charge users a monthly subscription. This past July, the company also launched a premium subscription service and placed limits on their free service.

Nipsey Hussle’s Alleged Killer Wants 2 Attempted Murder Charges Tossed: Report

The death Nipsey Hussle was one the most shocking and gutwrenching incidents the year. The man who allegedly pulled the trigger on Nipsey was arrested a few days later for the rapper’s murder. He pleaded not guilty to the rapper’s murder and now, he’s working to get two his charges dismissed.

Nipsey Hussle's Alleged Killer Wants 2 Attempted Murder Charges Tossed: Report
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According to XXL, Holder filed a motion in court to have two his attempted murder charges thrown out. “On September 24, 2019, Holder filed a motion to dismiss counts two and four the indictment pursuant to PC §995,” the document reads. Holder, altogether, faces six charges — two counts attempted murder, two counts assault with a deadly weapon, one count murder and one count a felon in possession a firearm.

Prosecutors in the case have argued that Eric Holder matches all six factors the Kill Zone Theory in an attempt to block the motion Nip’s alleged killer’s filed motion.

Eric Holder was previously represented by O.J. Simpson’s former prosecutor, Chris Darden. This caused an enormous amount backlash that led to Darden’s own daughter issuing a statement her own following hateful messages and threats. Darden later quit as being Eric Holden’s attorney, claiming that it was reminiscent the havoc surrounding O.J. Simpson’s highly controversial 1995 trial and confirmed that he was getting threats to his home. 

Michael Jordan Tears Up While Unveiling New Clinic In Charlotte: Watch

Michael Jordan is one the most iconic athletes that has ever lived and after winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls, it’s easy to understand why. The NBA legend continues to do work f the court in his retirement and is mainly known for his massive Jordan Brand with Nike. He is also the owner the Charlotte Hornets and continues to do some charitable work in the communities throughout North Carolina.

According to the Charlotte Observer, his next big philanthropic venture has come in the form a $7 million donation to bring medical clinics to disadvantaged neighborhoods. Today, Jordan was on hand for the grand opening the Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic which has already helped 300 patients. During his speech, Jordan got emotional as he began to shed a couple tears.

“I stand here before you as a proud parent, son, obviously a member this community. My mother, my brothers, my daughter, my grandson, we all represent the name ‘Michael Jordan,’” the NBA Hall–Famer said. “As you can see, it’s a very emotional thing for me. To be able to give back to a community that’s supported me over the years.”

The $7 million pledge is one his largest and will also go towards a second clinic in Charlotte. As you can tell, Jordan is still doing great things well after his career in the NBA.

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The Game Responds Following Claims He’s Exploiting Nipsey Hussle’s Name

Nipsey Hussle and The Game had a very close relationship but ever since the passing the Crenshaw native, many have wondered just how close they actually are. The Game went from posting daily about Nipsey following his passing to dedicating the beginning the week to #MarathonMondays. Recently, The Game announced his new label, Prolific Records, which was inspired by Nipsey Hussle’s face tattoo. However, many didn’t look at it that way.

Immediately after announcing the label and rolling out the merch, which reportedly sold out in half an hour, fans began taking issue with Game using Nipsey’s name for prit. A member All Money In even took to Instagram to blast The Game for even pulling a move like that.

The Game has since posted a lengthy message, not only defending his actions, but making it clear that he hasn’t used Nipsey’s name without the approval from his family, namely Blacc Sam.

“The use the world ‘Prolific’ by myself is the only way helping to carry on my bro’s legacy,” he wrote. “Out love for Nip, Blacc Sam and his immediate family etc. I purposely did not include any pics Nip nor his likeness & directed all traffic to @themarathonclothing as I’ve done since bro’s passing. I’ve spoken closely to ‘Blacc Sam’ every step the way & have had his blessing with things I’ve done to help honor bro’s name and continue his legacy.”

Peep his full post below.

The Game Responds Following Claims He's Exploiting Nipsey Hussle's Name
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Air Jordan 1 "Shattered Backboard 3.0" Release Locations Revealed

A third iteration the “Shattered Backboard” Air Jordan 1 is ficially slated to release on October 26, and it looks like a good amount Foot Locker locations will have the sneakers in stock.

Check out a screen grab the Footaction and Foot Locker release locations below, and click here to see which Foot Locker stores in your area will be selling the Shatter Backboard 3.0s next weekend.

The latest Shatter Backboard AJ1 features the familiar black and orange color scheme utilized on the original Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard” and the “Shattered “Away” joint that followed. The 3.0 is highlighted by a glossy, crinkled leather that is designed to resemble the look a shattered backboard.

In case you missed the back story behind Jordan Brand’s “Shattered Backboard” line, each the sneakers are inspired by the orange and black jersey that Michael Jordan wore during a 1985 exhibition game in Italy, during which MJ threw down a dunk that broke the backboard.

“Glass was everywhere. The backboard exploded. I’m looking at his eyes, his ears…looking for little bits glass,” remembers Howard White, VP Jordan Brand. “In the moment, it was wild. It was a little scary, because we didn’t know where the glass was going. They were playing and then there was that moment. I don’t know any moment where one can detect something otherworldly has happened, but that one has become something grand. For MJ, though, it was just a moment in the game.”

The kicks are slated to drop on October 26 for the retail price $160. Check out some additional photos below  Sneaker News.

Air Jordan 1 "Shattered Backboard 3.0" Release Locations Revealed

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Air Jordan 1 "Shattered Backboard 3.0" Release Locations Revealed

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Air Jordan 1 "Shattered Backboard 3.0" Release Locations Revealed

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Air Jordan 1 "Shattered Backboard 3.0" Release Locations Revealed

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Air Jordan 1 "Shattered Backboard 3.0" Release Locations Revealed

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Japanese Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Fan Flies To U.S. To Meet Group, Gets Stranded

You gotta applaud anyone who’s willing to risk it all to make their dreams come true. Unfortunately for a Japanese rapper, his plans to hand Bone Thugs-N-Harmony his CD didn’t end up as planned. According to Fox 8, Ryo Muranaka flew from Japan to America to meet Bone Thugs-N-Harmony in Cleveland. “I thought I could get in the US in exchange for my CD,” Muranka said. “No. No plan. One-way ticket.” Muranka added that he considers Bone Thugs his “heroes.”

Muranka wasn’t met with the welcome in America that he thought he’d receive. It turns out, he ended up getting his luggage robbed and was broke. What’s worse is that he reportedly sold all his belongings in order to travel to America in the first place. He was found by local activists  James Norton and Kwas Bibbs who found him and helped him out a little bit.

With Muranka’s temporary permission to be in the U.S. expired, he’s now getting help from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Marcia Fudge who are trying to help him find a solution.

However, his trip wasn’t unsuccessful. After catching wind his story, Layzie Bone briefly met Muranka and put him up in a hotel. Later on, Krayzie Bone also heard about the story and reached out.

“I commend him for his determination and passion for what he’s trying to do because I can relate. I’m quite sure he heard our story and how we pursued Eazy-E and this is what inspired him,” Krayzie Bone told HipHopDX. “But I will also say this to other fans and artist that are looking to do the same thing as us or this gentleman did — follow your dreams by all means, but you have to be very careful when you go to places you know nothing about.”

He added, “We’re not from the suburbs, we’re from the ghetto. The area we grew up in is not nice by any means, and I’m just thankful all they took from him was his luggage and not his life because it gets real like that. So, be very careful and have some kind plan.”

Live Nation's Download Festival Madrid 2020 Is Canceled

Yet another music festival has been canceled.

Live Nation’s Download Festival Madrid has announced that the event will not be returning in 2020.  Organizers are trying to redevelop the event, though for now, things look to be on permanent hiatus.

The festival is one of a number of Download events that take place across the world. For the last three years, the Caja Magica has hosted this particular edition. The inaugural 2017 festival was especially successful, with more than 100,000 people attending.

The most recent edition of the festival took place this past June. Among those who performed there were Tool, Scorpions, Sabaton and Slipknot.

The festival organizers issued a statement along with the announcement. They said that, while they would have liked to announce the 4th edition of the festival, they have not “achieved all the conditions that we believe a festival of this nature requires,” so they have decided to go on hiatus while they try to redevelop the concept.

They added that, as they “evaluate different options,” they hope to bring fans the “best experience possible,” in line with what 250,000 people have seen in the last three years.

Download Festival Madrid has been one of the main rock festivals in Spain.

Among the many stars that have performed at the festival is Linkin Park, which featured one of the last performances of singer Chester Bennington before he died. Other performers have included:

  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Guns n’ Roses
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Judas Priest

The flagship Download Festival has taken place in the United Kingdom every year since 2003 in Donington Park. Other Download Festivals have taken place in Japan, France and Australia.

The Madrid edition of the Download Festival is not the first that has gone on hiatus. The French festival, which had been staged in Paris since 2016, went on hiatus this year. It was scheduled to return next year, but it was also canceled.

Jonah Hill Reportedly Dips From "The Batman" Talks

With Joker continuing to forge an unstoppable path, news its counterpart The Batman is starting to heat up. With the recent development that Zoe Kravitz would be joining Robert Pattison as Catwoman, many began openly speculating on who might take the caped crusader to task. Rumors that Jonah Hill was in the mix to portray Oswald Cobblepot himself, better known as The Penguin, began to shape. And yet, it was not to be. A new report from Complex indicates that while Hill was indeed “in talks,” the Oscar-nominated actor has since bowed out.

Jonah Hill Reportedly Dips From "The Batman" Talks

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Apparently, the talks between Warner Brothers and Hill’s camp “broke down,” though it’s unclear what proved to be the deciding factor. Now that Hill is no longer in the mix, the studio has once again returned to the hunt for their two villains, going so far as to express interest in none other than Seth Rogen. Though negotiations have yet to kick-f, the idea that comedically-inclined actors like Hill and Rogen are being considered is a revealing insight in itself.

Do you think Seth Rogen could take up the Cobblepot mantle? Perhaps the film will feature a subplot centering on Gotham’s black market cannabis industry. Look for the freakin’ bat, as he’s so lovingly referred to in the Arkham games, to hit theaters on June 25, 2021.

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Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Yeezreel" Coming Soon: On-Foot Images

Adidas will be releasing a trio colorful Yeezy Boost 350 V2s this Holiday season, which will include both reflective and non-reflective colorways. Among them, the electric “Yeezreel” colorway featuring a volt upper with dashes black and grey across the primeknit construction, and a glow-in-the-dark sole.

Adidas has not yet announced ficial release details for any the three upcoming Yeezy Boost 350 V2s, but it is believed that the “Yeezreel” joint will be releasing in December, alongside the “Yecheil” colorway. The purple “Yeshaya” iteration is rumored to debut in January.

For those wondering, Yeshaya was an eighth century Prophet Israel, and the name means “God is Salvation.” Similarly, the Hebrew name Yechiel means “May God live” and Yeezreel (Jezreel) translates to “God will sow.”

Check out some additional on-foot images the Yeezreel Yeezys in the IG posts embedded below.