Aretha Franklin's Assets Stolen Before Her Death: Report

Aretha Franklin handed away final August, and your entire world mourned her loss of life because the Queen Soul. Franklin has one probably the most storied careers in all music. She’s toured the world and have become the primary feminine artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Fame. She gained 18 Grammys in her lifetime, together with two legacy awards. The accolades on her resume would take hours to dissect, and her affect within the music trade is simple. When Franklin handed away, her property was thrust right into a battle with the IRS, who claimed that she owed hundreds of thousands in again taxes. Now, TMZ reviews that Franklin’s belongings have been stolen earlier to her passing. 

Law enforcement sources inform the media website a legal probe found that somebody had been utilizing Aretha’s funds. The precise quantity that had been siphoned and used was not disclosed. The unique report pertaining to the funds was filed final June, simply two months earlier than Franklin handed away. The investigation into Franklin’s funds will proceed, however the IRS and authorized charges threaten to take no matter cash her property has saved away. Hopefully, legislation enforcement will catch the thief and assist carry somewhat solace to these dealing with Franklin’s property.  

Cardi B Photographer Sues VH1 Over Stolen Images Of Rapper: Report

The newest on Cardi B is that her father has been dragged into her million greenback lawsuit with former supervisor Klenord “Shaft” Raphael and now the “Money” rapper has discovered herself within the center a brand new lawsuit, TMZ stories. It appears as if an previous picture Cardi has crept as much as get sure different corporations in hassle, resembling Viacom. 

According to the publication, the picture that is seen beneath was taken by Rebecca Fay Walsh and after Cardi shared it to her feed (boasting that the Tom Ford lipstick she wore offered out in 24 hours) VH1 and BET’s mum or dad firm, Viacom, used it on their website with out Rebecca’s consent. Because nobody requested for her permission to publish the picture, she’s now stated to be suing for $150,000 for every use the picture. 

What’s attention-grabbing although is that Cardi hasn’t been named within the lawsuit contemplating the rapper did not supply the place she received her picture from.

In different Cardi information, it appears like she and husband Offset have made their approach again to one another. 

“There’s so much issues that I really feel like I can’t do, (however) m****rf****r (Offset) is like, ‘You can do every little thing and something’ on a regular basis. I by no means had no one push me like that,” she stated her man. “It’s actually good for me now to have someone that simply motivates me and lets me know every single day like, ‘You can do something, you simply gotta set your thoughts (to it).”

Taraji P. Henson Loses Jacket & Diamond Ring At The Golden Globes

You may suppose that by the point you’ve got climbed the social and pressional ladder your complete and made your technique to the Golden Globes, you would not have to fret about something so tril and worsening as a stolen jacket, however not so. At the Golden Globes final night time, Taraji P. Henson not solely bought her jacket swiped however had a detailed name with a diamond ring. 

Taraji P. Henson Loses Jacket & Diamond Ring At The Golden Globes

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The ring, pictured above, fell her finger close to the second everybody was leaving and Henson apparently bought everyone to cease what they had been doing with by yelling out: “oh my god, oh my god! No one transfer! No one transfer! My ring! My ring!” This bought the eye Hollywood’s most mild giants, Terry Crews, who stopped and helped coordinate the trouble to search out her jewelry. He stated his Ralph Breaks The Internet co-star: “you recognize Taraji, she is one of the best! I’d do something for her.”

Unfortunately, although, he cannot do every little thing for her. Although she bought her ring again, Henson was left and not using a jacket on the finish the night time and needed to go residence with naked shoulders within the paralyzing chilly  60 levels. She posted a notice on her Instagram story:Taraji P. Henson Loses Jacket & Diamond Ring At The Golden Globes

Usher Burglary Suspect Arrested With Millions In Stolen Property

“All these niggas bought six figures, they will not miss an O,” raps Childish Gambino on 21 Savage’s single “Monster.” It seems that millionaires do care about their lacking objects although. As reported by TMZ, authorities just lately busted a burglar who broke into R&B icon Usher’s dwelling in March and stole $800Okay value objects. The media web site reviews that authorities discovered greater than 2,000 objects valued at over $2 million within the burglar’s possession. The suspect, who had been dwelling massive f all his stolen objects, instructed members of the family that his come up got here from doing nicely within the inventory market. Meanwhile, he was sitting on hundreds of thousands in stolen items. 

TMZ reviews that among the many stolen objects, authorities recovered possessions that belonged to a Real Housewives star as nicely. The precise star has but to be named. The burglar had a technique, in accordance with investigators. He would attend open homes for houses that have been available on the market, and scope out the atmosphere together with entrances and floorplans. Then, he would break into the houses later with the information tips on how to transfer round within the spot. Touring or journey schedules and social media posts have been additionally used to assist the burglar coordinate when celebrities can be out city.

2 Milly Sics Legal Eagles On Epic Games Over Fortnite Dance Exploitation

When 2 Milly, inventor the Milly Rock craze, realized that Fortnite co-opted his dance strikes, he was none too happy, this after Chance the Rapper had beforehand known as out the sport’s writer for exploiting hip-hop tradition for the exact same cause. 2 Milly did not maintain his tongue both. “They really promote that exact transfer. It’s for buy,” 2 Milly acknowledged in response. “That’s after I actually was like … oh nah, this will’t go on too lengthy. I do not even wish to bash them for all of the thousands and thousands. Know what I’m saying? It’s probably not like that. I simply really feel like I’ve to guard what’s mine.”

TMZ has since realized that 2 Milly has certainly taken authorized motion in opposition to the makers Fortnite, Epic Games. In the authorized paperwork filed final week, 2 Milly contends that Epic Games by no means consulted him earlier than implanting the dance transfer of their character design.

2 Milly factors to different stolen dance crazes like Snoop Dogg’s “Drop it Like it is Hot” and “The Carlton Dance” from Fresh Prince Bel Air, the sport publishers have outright stolen with out giving consent or compensation, which he labels because the exploitation “African-American expertise” for prit. 2 Milly is searching for his dance eliminated the sport, his authorized charges reimbursed, and compensation for damages to his private model.

Samsung Is Using Stock Photos To Advertise The Galaxy A8's Camera

Have you ever seen one these iPhone advertisements which are all over the place that say “taken on an iPhone” and questioned: “why do not my images appear to be that?” Well, Samsung has unintentionally answered that query by implicitly claiming the next photograph was taken on their Samsung Galaxy s8:Samsung Is Using Stock Photos To Advertise The Galaxy A8's Camera

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This photograph wasn’t taken on a Samsung telephone, it was taken by a pressional photographer utilizing an actual digital camera. Samsung apparently purchased the photograph by Getty s (the identical place the above photograph comes from and each different cowl photograph on this web site and most others). The photograph is used on Samsung’s web site to promote the Samsung A8 Star.

The discovery was made by Dunja Djudjic, the photographer. She was notified the acquisition one her images EyeEm by Getty photos and tracked down the place the photograph was used to Samsung’s Malaysian web site. The photograph has been retouched from Djudjic’s unique to promote the “portrait mode” on the brand new Samsung telephone.

Djudjic describes what Samsung did:

2 Chainz, TeeFLii, & Mustard Sued For Allegedly Ripping Off "24 Hours"

Oftentimes, one of the best musical works are impressed by songs that got here earlier than them. Artists like to take components a selected beat or combine and implement the adjustments to their very own music. You know what they are saying: imitation is the sincerest kind flattery. While some react with pleasure that their music influenced one other artist to create one thing nice, others need their due credit score if it is not handed to them. When it involves this occasion, TeeFLii, 2 Chainz, and DJ Mustard are being sued for allegedly ripping f a observe from 1993, merely slowing down the beat to finish up with “24 Hours.”

According to TMZ, the trio is dealing with a lawsuit from Robin S., claiming that her observe “Back It Up” and Chainz’ collaboration with TeeFLii are practically an identical. Court paperwork state that “Back It Up” is an uptempo tune whereas “24 Hours” encompasses a slowed down beat and slight modifications. The observe was TeeFLii’s debut single, produced by DJ Mustard.

The songs positively sound related. Whether or not it is a direct rip-f shall be decided in the course of the authorized battle however for now, issues aren’t wanting sturdy for Mustard & Co. The songwriters 1993’s “Back It Up” are asking for over $10 million in damages.

10 Alleged Gang Members Charged In Celebrity Burglary Fiasco

A collection burglaries hit some essentially the most prosperous neighborhoods California final summer season. Celebrities had been significantly targetted, together with  Rihanna, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Los Angeles Rams extensive receiver Robert Woods. 10 suspects have now been charged for the crimes associated to those circumstances. They face a litany fees: felony avenue gang conspiracy, first-degree residential housebreaking, residence invasion theft, first-degree residential theft, and tried housebreaking.

On Friday, September 28, police arrested teenage suspects Tyress Williams, 19, Jshawne Daniels, 19, and Damaji Hall, 18 in South Los Angeles. Hall’s mom, Ashle Hall, 34 was additionally arrested two days later. They had been all launched, other than Williams quickly after. Two these individuals, Daniels and Hall, had been then re-arrested and charged, together with the opposite alleged gang members: Hassan Deontre Murphy, 19, Joseph Holley, 22, Lance Williams, 18, Devin Garner, 24, Ron Simmons, 20, Donnie Faizon, 21, and Elan Lamberto Gabourel, 25.

The suspects are mentioned to be half a crew who chosen their victims based mostly on info they deduced from the celebrities’ social media posts. In October, Investigators discovered a listing that appeared to element their subsequent targets, naming Lebron James, Matt Damon, Viola Davis and extra. Legal authorities believed the people engaged in “flocking,” using round proper neighborhoods in luxurious vehicles whereas sporting enterprise informal apparel as camouflage. The break-ins would usually be accomplished inside minutes on they arrived at their vacation spot. 

 10 Alleged Gang Members Charged In Celebrity Burglary Fiasco

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Cardi B Claps Back At Ashanti's Sister For Design Ripoff Claims & Fans Aren't Having it

Cardi B caught a bit warmth after the launch her Fashion Nova assortment. While her designs offered out nearly immediately, some followers had been disenchanted to listen to that her designs weren’t 100% authentic. Ashanti Sister, Keneshia Douglas, had revealed how one her outdated designs appeared to have closely impressed one Cardi’s matching units. Although she took the copy principally as a praise, Cardi B got here again in efforts to set the document straight.

According to the “Bodak Yellow” star, her assortment took cues from many sources she loves, excluding Douglas: “I’ve stated loads occasions that my life was impressed by many my favourite designers! Including this one! Inspired by one my favourite designers and good buddies LaQuan Smith! Sweetie I do not know You!”

Many social media customers nonetheless sided with Douglas, one which snapped at Cardi whereas labeling Fashion Nova as “low-cost”: “Bitter bi#tches on right here, if you work onerous on one thing & your onerous work will get ripped f you have got all rights to be upset PERIODT! @liltuneshi woman fuck them your greatest revenge shall be your success I like yours higher.”

Cardi B Claps Back At Ashanti's Sister For Design Ripf Claims & Fans Aren't Having it

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Another commenter responded with some empathy for Douglas: “All these adverse feedback, and there’s literal professional that the design is analogous nearly an identical to your design. I’m a designer myself, so I perceive how it might really feel to have designs stolen from you with no credit score given. Originality at all times wins! Stay centered and use your God-given expertise to the fullest! Inspire and shine on!”

Toni Braxton Gets Robbed Of Her Enormous Engagement Ring & Pleads For Its Return

Birdman blessed Toni Braxton with an enormous engagement ring, however the veteran vocalist has misplaced the costly piece jewellery. Money is not a problem for Birdman, however his fiancé shedding an important token his love could rub him the flawed approach. Braxton took to Twitter to disclose that she left her Louis Vuitton practice case on a Delta Airline flight. “Hey @Delta I left my LV practice case on my flight from JFK to LAX on Tuesday. It’s been not possible to get any sort help from anybody within the firm!,” she wrote. 

Braxton hopped again on Twitter the next day with what began out as excellent news. “Hey everybody, @delta situated my LV Train Case! Yay!,” she wrote earlier than the story took a tragic flip. “Unfortunately most my jewellery objects are lacking…together with MY ENGAGEMENT RING! Whoever BORROWED it…PLEEEASE return it!!!!” She additionally took to Instagram to unfold constructive vibes, writing, “I’m optimistic that somebody will discover Bonnie and return her residence!” Bonnie is an attention-grabbing identify for a hoop, however when a chunk jewellery is that treasured, apparently you identify it. 

Freddie Gibbs Recalls Chin-Checking Logic Over Stolen Cover Art

If you recall, delicate controversy arose from Logic’s use non secular iconography on his Everybody album rollout, an incensed Freddie Gibbs believing he’d stolen the concept with out giving him correct credit score. Freddie’s You Only Live 2wice cowl artwork depicted co-opted equally “pseudo-religious” themes. It serves to notice, You Only Live 2wice rolled out first.

The Freddie cowl, painted him as a prophet determine risen from the lifeless. Conversely, Logic’s Everybody rollout depicted him in a conspicuous “Where is Waldo” place, albeit within the foreground non secular iconography, equally to Freddie’s creative impressions across the identical time.

Notice something?

In any case, issues got here to a head when Freddie noticed Logic in a restaurant again in 2007. He described the peaceable decision as such:

“Logic stole that sh*t. We cool although, however you already know you took that sh*t, boy,” Freddie advised Bobby James MLTD. “That white boy took that sh*t. It’s cool. I seen a n***a in a restaurant after that. I seen him in Ruth’s Chris.”

He later added, “I stated one thing that minute, that day. I stated, ‘N*gga, you stole my sh*t’… But I am not about to go to conflict with Logic and all his motherf*cking followers. It’s all good. I received love for Logic. I like his music.”

Consider the battle “utterly resolved.” 

Migos Sued For Ripping Off "Walk It Talk It": Report

Since developing, the Migos have launched lots iconic songs. “Versace,” “T-Shirt,” “Bad And Boujee,” “Stir Fry” and others instantly come to thoughts. Another their extra well-liked tracks is “Walk It Talk It,” which was launched as half their Culture II album this yr. The tune has been given one the higher movies the whole yr and though individuals across the nation are nonetheless bumping it of their playlists, it seems the trio could have been influenced by an outdoor supply to create their model the hit.

According to TMZ, the Atlanta rap group is being sued by Leander C. Pickett, who performs as M.O.S. or DJ Folk, for ripping f a tune he launched ten years in the past. The data introduced within the lawsuit seemingly factors to the Migos’ model being extra a canopy than an unique tune because the choruses are practically equivalent. M.O.S. launched “Walk It Like I Talk It” in 2008 on a mixtape after recording it the yr prior and when listening to each tracks, you’ll be able to’t deny the similarities. Pickett says he realized in January 2018 that the Migos had a tune with a particularly comparable title earlier than listening and realizing they’d used a “substantial portion” his model.

Pickett has filed a lawsuit towards Migos and Capitol Records, asking for cash since he believes they stole one his works. According to the publication, he filed for a copyright on his model after Migos had launched “Walk It Talk It” in March 2018. We’ll maintain you posted on any updates.

Lil Baby Poses With Stolen Quality Control Hard Drives After "Pee" Pays $20Okay Reward

Yesterday, Pierre “Pee” Thomas, the co-founder Quality Control, fered up a reward to the individuals who stole a automobile with one the label’s laborious drives in it. The label govt was fering $20Okay to the thieves with the intention getting again the unreleased music. The request was truly fairly humorous as Pee appeared unconcerned about the return the QC engineer’s automobile, solely curious about getting again the laborious drives. He famous that he used to steal automobiles again within the day too, so he is not making an attempt to knock anybody’s hustle. Many anticipated the thieves to stay quiet but it surely seems they weren’t against the thought snitching on themselves as Lil Baby posted up with the laborious drives on Instagram.

Thomas supplied an replace, posting a screencap from his dialog with one half Drip Harder, thanking Baby and writing, “Hard Drives Secured.” He added that Lil Yachty’s upcoming Nuthin 2 Prove album is on the way in which. The venture was probably located on the laborious drives together with a slew different unreleased songs from the powerhouse label. It’s unclear whether or not the thieves accepted the $20Okay reward or copied any the songs earlier than handing it in. We’re certain Pee shall be taking further precautions to forestall a leak although. 

50 Cents Takes Aim At "Empire" Series: "Still Stealing My Sh*t"

50 Cent has had a bone to select with Empire and its solid for years now and nonetheless appears a bit salty concerning the hit collection. The rapper claims the manufacturing that rivals his present Power is consistently stealing his concepts. His newest claims include photographic professional the alleged rip-f.

The rapper uploaded a side-by-side comparability two photos. The first options the primary solid Empire lined up in a low-key lit shot. The subsequent image has an analogous idea because it depicts the members G-Unit in a row.

This is the newest dig. In 2016, 50 Cent ridiculed Taraji P. Henson’s present, claiming its charges have been on the decline.

“Old Girl” shot again with the quickness.

And most lately, he strolled the actress’ look. Let’s see if she responds to the newest.

Amber Rose Has A Hunch On Who Stole Her Wiz Khalifa Engagement Ring

Yesterday, we reported that Amber Rose had lost the engagement ring given to her by Wiz Khalifa when he popped the question six years ago. Although the two may no longer be romantically involved, the object is still a meaningful symbol the bond they share. Amber stated that she wished to pass the ring on to her son when he grows up and she’s desperately trying to find where it may be. At this point, she can only assume who stole the jewelry from her room but she seems to have a hunch on who it could have been.

She opted not to say any names but when approached by TMZ’s photographers, Amber revealed that she has ideas on who it could have been. “I can assume, I guess,” said the entertainer, “I have no pro. I just want my ring back! I don’t want the money, I just want my ring back. So I’m trying to figure out if somebody took it to a pawn shop or something like that right now.” It’s only been a few days since she realized the piece was missing so it makes sense that the case has not yet been resolved. 

The star added that she doesn’t believe it was a security issue, hinting that this may have been an inside job. It was highlighted in the initial reports that many people pass through Amber’s home on a daily basis. Perhaps a member her team is the culprit. We’ll keep you updated as information comes out.