Usher's Taking Serious Precautions To Keep Divorce Private After Safety Concerns: Report

Back in March, Usher and his spouse Grace Miguel introduced that they have been separating after two years marriage and nearly 10 years collectively. 

“After a lot thought and consideration we’ve got mutually determined to separate as a pair,” they acknowledged. “We stay deeply linked, loving mates who will proceed supporting one another by means of the following phases our lives. The monumental quantity love and respect that we’ve got for one another will solely enhance as we transfer ahead.” 

Usher's Taking Serious Precautions To Keep Divorce Private After Safety Concerns: Report
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The Blast now experiences that Usher has filed a movement to seal the whole case, protecting all paperwork hidden from the general public. The paperwork element Usher’s stance on the matter, the place he explains that he’s a well known determine and his divorce comprises extremely delicate, private and confidential info. He particulars how public entry to his filings may “serve to compromise the protection and well-being the events to this motion and people third events with whom they’ve pressional and contractual obligations.”

Usher even tried to alter his identify on the paperwork, utilizing simply initials – U.R. IV and G.R.

A decide has but to rule on his request for all paperwork shifting ahead to be sealed. 

T.I. Pays Fine For Cursing In Public

T.I. has accepted a plea deal that requires him to pay a fantastic for cursing in a gated neighborhood Georgia. The Atlanta native has paid 300$ in trade for his being relieved from different fees stemming from an incident that occurred in May. Reports to that finish have been issued final week. Official affirmation the dropped fees has been acquired since.

As we beforehand reported, was charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after participating in a struggle with a safety guard on May 16.
A police report from Henry County said that T.I. was intoxicated and commenced to confront James whereas utilizing “vulgar, prane, lout and unbecoming language.” This pranity, which included T.I. asking James to exit his guard shack to confront him, led to 3 counts disorderly conduct.

By paying the fantastic for cursing out loud, in public, the rapper will keep away from going through authorized repercussions for the opposite, extra extreme fees. The counts disorderly conduct have been dropped final Thursday on reception the 300$. 

The rapper, supported by his lawyer, nonetheless claims to be harmless all fees. The defendant has agreed to pay the considerably negligible fantastic anyway, to easily “put this matter to mattress.” 

Spotify Wrapped 2018: Drake Dominates Their Year-End Playlists

Spotify is able to roll out its “Wrapped 2018” function simply in time for vacation scrolling and scrobbling. The function will assist customers establish the highest tracks 2018 (based on the Spotify curators) in just a few straightforward steps. The streaming service has put their supercomputers to good use in compiling all of the end–year information obtainable to them, vis-a-vis an online exercise relationship again to January 1st. As all the time, year-end analytics ten run till the tip November, so think about that while you crit the choice course of.

The Spotify social media deputies have been liable for issuing the graduation speech – their message   “Your #2018Wrapped is right here. Find out your most streamed songs, artists, podcasts, and playlists the 12 months” rang within the year-end celebration on the platform. If in any respect involved, the Spotify Wrapped Stats have been made public proper right here.

A subsequent message was posted on-line to hype the year-end roundup that made a case for “taking part in songs loudly as ever” in order to wake the neighbors up at daybreak from the cucumber slumber. In the identical memo, Spotify careworn the significance driving the “Drake Wave,” his eight.2 billion streams making up a higher share the spins this 12 months (on the platform). Drake is consequently probably the most streamed Spotify artist all-time, however that ought to come as no shock.

Aurora Cannabis Officially Goes Public On New York Stock Exchange

One Canada’s largest marijuana producers has gone public on the New York inventory alternate. Aurora Cannabis started buying and selling this morning, becoming a member of a choose checklist hashish corporations listed on the US alternate, Business Insider stories. Other Canadian weed corporations within the New York market are Tilray, Cronos Group, and Canopy Growth. Aurora is already exchanging on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and for all Canadian corporations to get listed on the US alternate they must show they don’t seem to be violating federal legal guidelines that embrace transport weed to the United States. 

“We imagine that the legalization in Canada fers a roadmap to put money into the businesses that may type the premise the authorized hashish trade within the coming years,” Jon Trauben, a managing associate on the cannabis-focused Altitude Investment Management informed the publication. 

Coca-Cola is reportedly eyeing Aurora for a deal to hyperlink up and produce CBD infused drinks for the Canadian market, however nothing has been confirmed by each events. Banks are nonetheless not leaping to lend cash to weed corporations till it’s authorized on a federal stage in America. 

“Canada has this huge finger that’s wagging, that’s pointing right down to us within the US saying, ‘How come you may’t get your stuff collectively?'” Adam Bierman, the CEO the hashish dispensary chain MedMen added.

G-Eazy & Halsey Officially Reunited At VMAs Post Cheating Claims

G-Eazy and Halsey upset many their followers once they discovered the couple had break up. After a while aside, the couple has been noticed in public, reigniting hope for an enduring reconciliation. G-Eazy even shared a really loving message for Halsey throughout her birthday, proclaiming her as his queen. Finally, the pair is again and making it publicly ficial. They linked up and walked the rep carpet collectively on the VMAs final evening.

Both artists shared a snap their purple carpet reunion on social media. G-Eazy merely connected a coronary heart emoji to the picture, whereas Halsey captioned hers, “Prom 2018.”

Halsey had introduced their breakup in July. The subsequent day, she tweeted a touch in direction of his dishonest. 

A supply had spoken in regards to the struggles they confronted in phrases their respective work travels.

Elon Musk Sued By The US Government For Bamboozling Investors

The Securities Exchange Commission, an integral department the US Government, is suing Elon Musk for issuing deceptive Tweets which coerced traders into considering he was taking his Tesla firm non-public. The Tweet remains to be among the many 1000’s that stay posted on his public Twitter account. It unquestionably reads: “Am contemplating taking Tesla non-public at $420. Funding secured.”

In their courtroom attraction, the SEC highlighted just a few different “suggestive” Tweets reiterating his need to transition from a publicly listed enterprise to a personal one: “My hope is *all* present traders stay with Tesla even when we’re non-public. Would create particular objective fund enabling anybody to stick with Tesla.” I’ve included a transcription the Tweets within the occasion they’re taken down.  

The courtroom paperwork obtained by TMZ, contends that his Twitter escapade was completed in haste, whereas he was holding preliminary discussions with confidantes falling outdoors Tesla’s board governors. As a outcome, the data he offered Twitter was deceptive and dare they are saying “uninformed.” Furthermore, the SEC believes the Tweets had a dramatic impact on Tesla’s diminishing shares, which in flip put a dent within the pockets traders. Their stake in all this: to forestall Elon Musk from ever holding a CEO or directorial seat a publicly traded firm, EVER AGAIN.

Noah Cyrus Is Still "Confused" After Dramatic Breakup With Lil Xan

Noah Cyrus and Lil Xan dated for what felt like 5 minutes earlier than their very public breakup that began when Xan thought he was being cheated on. Things went downhill from there after Noah shared her aspect the story on Instagram, adopted by Xan claiming their relationship was a arrange by his label. “I assumed we had been really courting however I suppose not,” he mentioned. “Shout out to Columbia Records for establishing that pretend relationship. I did not wish to do it to be fully trustworthy.”

Noah lately caught up with Entertainment Tonight to speak about her upcoming EP and touched on her emotions about her ex and the way she’s nonetheless making an attempt to piece collectively what occurred. “It’s all love and it is all good,” she mentioned. “I am confused, is all I am going say. It was only a shock for everyone, I believe. But] there is not any level in drama, actually, simply because I’ve a] tour, EP, and a collaboration with] PIZZASLIME.”

She added: “I simply gotta deal with me proper now and I do not really want to have a boyfriend now anyway. I spotted that when every part blew up in my face. … You do not want a person to make you content so, that is for all you women on the market… besides in your dads! Dads are one of the best.”

Jermaine Dupri Denies Bow Wow's Drug Addiction & Their Closeness: "It Ain't Like That"

Jermaine Dupri was welcome on The Breakfast Club, along with the members Xscape, to promote his label’s anniversary tour. During the conversation, another one his artists came up. The baby the SoSo Def family, Bow Wow, has been causing some commotion on social media. 

DJ Envy was the one to bring up the young rapper’s antics. He then qualified his relationship to Dupri as being his “son/little brother/artist.”

Jermaine also clarified that the reason why he has yet to comment on any Bow Bow’s social media meltdowns is that he isn’t making an effort to stay in the virtual loop.

He asserts that there is no point in him following the artist. He came f as jaded when Angela Yee asked him if he blocked his protege.

The label exec also acted surprised when the hosts told him that the Like Mike star had revealed his drug addiction to lean. He simply replied, “Really?”

Later, he does reassert himself as an important part Bow’s life. In the process, he denies the young man’s involvement with drugs.

Nicki Minaj Accused Of Not Delivering On $25K Pledge To Geoffrey Owens

Nicki Minaj said herself in the last episode Queen Radio that she was having difficulty getting through to Gefrey Owens, after pledging to donate $25K as a compassionate gesture. But a conflicting report is coming out TMZ, they’ve been told she’s made no effort at all to reach out. As you may recall, Gefrey Owens, the former Cosby Show actor photographed by two women who spotted him working in a New Jersey Trader Joe’s, has had his private life completely disrupted.

On the surface, working in a grocery store is respectable way to make a living, but as you know the Internet is quite the unforgiving place. Nicki Minaj was the loudest voice in the public sphere to pledge her support to Owens, through monetary means, but so far nothing has yet to materialize.

Sources close to TMZ say that Gefrey is not interested in receiving a handout, their belief is that a payout would be demeaning to the actor. Those sources also indicate that Owens has not received a call from Nicki or her reps.

Other “benefactors” like Tyler Perry were able to reach Gefrey Owens, after fering the actor a 10-episode run on The Haves and the Have Nots, which he accepted. Since then Owens has been able to land a gig on CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans. Sometimes the best way to empower someone is to invest in their future. By all accounts, Nicki Minaj may have the very best intentions in the matter, precluding any foul play.

Mac Miller Opens Up About Songwriting & His Public Perception

Coming f the release his deeply personal Swimming (read our review here), Mac Miller has been enjoying a new chapter his life. Having emerged from a challenging year relatively unscathed, his latest chapter reveals a mature young songwriter dealing with his circumstances by simply letting go. Ultimately, such a carefree approach led to one his strongest projects to date, while revealing yet another step in Miller’s seemingly continuous artistic growth. Now, Mac has connected with Vulture for an extensive feature, covering his experience songwriting, public perception, and much more. 

Some the most revealing insight arises when Mac discusses his own public perception, which has altered since his arrival as a teenager. “. A lot times in my life I’ve put this pressure to hold myself to the standard whatever I thought I was supposed to be, or how I was supposed to be perceived. And that creates pressure,” he explains. “It’s annoying to be out and have someone come up to me and think they know. They’re like “Yo, man, are you okay?” I’m like “Yeah, I’m fucking at the grocery store.” 

“I feel like the public perception me varies on who you ask,” he continues. “But there’s a bit a freedom in knowing that people are going to think all types shit, no matter what. It actually makes me less stressed about how my actions are perceived. It’s out my control. Like, do I really care what Hollywood Life is saying? If I read a headline, and I’m like, “Wow, that’s completely untrue …” I’m like, “That’s as far as it goes. Okay, cool. So a bunch kids now think that.” Fine. As long as I have people that are hearing my music, and there’s still that relationship.”

Speaking which, Mac explains that he’s cool with his music being open to interpretation; in fact, he prefers that. “I’ve seen a lot different takes on what the music is. And that’s what I like. I like different responses. You know? Everyone’s not being like, “This song is obviously about this …”

For more, read the entire piece here. 

Lil Xan Says Relationship With Noah Cyrus Was Set Up By Columbia Records

Lil Xan is feeling all kinds “Betrayed” right now and it all started when he had suspicions that his ex-girlfriend Noah Cyrus was cheating on him. Not long after Xan made the assumption on Instagram, Noah followed up with her side the story explaining a time Xan was posted up with a girl and ended up with hickeys on his neck. “Cheaters like to accuse their partners cheating to make themselves feel less guilt,” she wrote. 

Now another bombshell has come out their rocky break up after Xan hopped on Instagram Live telling his 4.8 million followers that their relationship was a setup by Columbia Records to boost his popularity. “I thought we were actually dating but I guess not,” he says in the video below. “Shout out to Columbia Records for setting up that fake relationship. I didn’t want to do it to be completely honest. Noah’s very attractive, she’s very attractive, very attractive. I just didn’t want to do it because it was added work to my schedule. That’s the truth, so don’t believe all this fake shit that’s about to come out.”

Noah did an Instagram Live session herself telling her fans how she will remain honest with them as much as she can, but she’s very confused herself. “If you’re in a relationship, never let a man make you feel like you’re less yourself—or you’re the problem—when you were the one that sat around being there for somebody,” she said, E!.

Aretha Franklin Will Have An Open Casket Public Memorial In Detroit

The Queen Soul will never be forgotten. Aretha Franklin passed away yesterday (Aug. 16) after a lengthy battle with cancer. Franklin long denied claims that she was fighting cancer, but her health steadily declined for years. In 2017, Franklin retired from touring, although she did commit to performing at more intimate venues. News her health reaching a critical state began circulating earlier this week before she was placed on Hospice. Franklin was 76 years old. The legendary icon influenced an entire genre, and is responsible for so many the stars that we look up to today. According to TMZ, Franklin’s family is preparing for a massive turnout for The Queen’s memorial service. 

The memorial for The Queen Soul will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum African American History in Detroit, which will allow for thousands to attend. The service will last for two days and will be an open-casket viewing for the public. A service celebrating the life Franklin will feature musical performances. The funeral service will be held at Greater Grace Temple for friends and close family only.  The Charles H. Wright Museum African American History was also the site Rosa Parks’ viewing in 2005. 

UFC Fighter Andrea Lee Assaulted By Husband, Arrest Warrant Imminent

The Shreveport Police Department has reported that UFC  flyweight Andrea Lee has been assaulted by her husband in an incident taking place between August 4th and the wee hours August 5th. You may recall the public outpouring that ensued when Andrea defended her husband after pictures his Swastika tattoos surfaced on the net back in June. Lee responded to such criticism by stating that her and husband were no racist because they held dinner dates with “ethnic couples,” words that landed in even hotter water.

Now it seems the married couple are no longer mutually supportive, but at odds with one another. A police report indicates that during the fracas a weapon was produced by either Lee or husband Donny Aaron. Their roommate MMA fighter Andy Nguyen has confirmed that she gave an eye-witness account the fight to police responding to her distress call.

Her statement read: “He was trying to choke her, but she was defending herself well, she didn’t get beat up bad. The police did take pictures marks on her neck. Wasn’t bad this time. No black eyes or anything but he has hit her before. I just wasn’t there. He was my coach and my friend. This was the first time this was in my presence and I was not going to let this fly.”

In her report, Andy Nguyen said she was aware the couple had a history domestic abuse issues, but had never seen anything first hand. Donny Aaron and Andrea Lee have been married for approximately 5 years, and have a child together aged 6 years old.

Future Reflects On 4-Years Of Singledom, Post-Ciara

Future is still reasonably bitter about the Ciara breakup, but it’s easy to at the very least entertain his perspective. Ciara rebounded with a very “present” father and partner, something neither Ciara or Future could ever to be to each other, under preexisting circumstances. Today all days in the year, Future reflected on being single for 4 years. The Ciara breakup seeped into his songwriting interspliced with incident reports substance abuse, but a consumable quantity.

Future’s next contemplation comes as catches himself swiping to the left. The Freebandz CEO tweeted a self-memo: “She not wife material. Can’t u tell.” The most recent tryst on the Riviera is less bustling than the last, and the one before it, leading back to Ciara, a woman Future is said to have prayed with after intercourse. While he sat on the fence domesticality with the clock running, Ciara dredged ahead. 

By 2:16pm Future comes to his senses, but for how long? Moments clarity are fleeting which is why choose to write them upon inspection. People erect dream catchers over their beds for that very reason, others plant a journal next to their nightstand for easy access.

One thing’s for certain, Future is going through “them changes,” with or without the object his desire.

Joe Jackson Will Receive Public & Private Memorial Services

Joe Jackson will reportedly have two memorial services held in his honour following his death. A Jackson family source notes how they will be arranging both public and private viewings, and they will both take place in Los Angeles; the location and times have not yet been disclosed. 

Jackson passed away on June 27 at 89-years-old from terminal cancer, leaving an indelible mark on the music industry in his wake. As father to Janet and Michael, he helped foster the careers two very integral performers and musical artists in history. However, many have called out Jackson for his particularly strict upbringing, as he resorted to physical abuse in order to keep his children’s focused on a career in show business, using a strap to help “keep them out jail and keep them right.”

Paris Jackson took to social media to lament the death her grandfather. “You are the strongest man i know. your life’s work will go down in history, as will you, to be known as one the greatest patriarchs to ever live,” she wrote. “I will cherish every moment with you til the day i die, especially our last moments.”