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.  

Toronto Jewellery Store Employees Live By The Sword, Defend Their Shop

For a Canadian metropolis, Toronto’s been getting loads motion prior to now couple days. First there was the closely publicized battle at Pusha T’s present on the Danforth Music Hall, the place a man left with “life threatening accidents.” Yesterday there was a much less publicized however way more outrageous altercation. 

At a jewelry retailer in Mississauga (in Toronto’s West finish, it is technically its personal metropolis), 4 males tried to interrupt in and rob the place in broad daylight, smashing the glass with Hammers. But they did not account for one factor: swords. The retailer’s staff weren’t about to let the merchandise get taken simply because one the blokes had a gun.

Arjun Kumar, the son the proprietor, was insistent that it was the pure factor to do: “When we noticed them coming in, that’s once we actually took motion and we rushed them. I used to be keen to do something to maintain them out. Even if it meant me getting shot, not an issue.” He additionally mentioned, the swords, “it was good luck for us.”

“We actually don’t encourage any retailer homeowners to do this,” mentioned Constable Akhil Mooken Peel police, “whereas they’ve a proper to guard themselves and their property it may have gone a special method.” I believe it is becoming to finish on what Canada’s nationwide broadcaster, the CBC, wrote of their article in regards to the tried theft: “The proprietor  one other jewellery retailer simply 100 metres away additionally ended an tried theft utilizing a sword in July.”



Jamie Foxx On How Not To Get Robbed: "Stay Off Your Instagram"

Over the previous a number of years, headlines superstar burglaries have sadly turn into commonplace. The properties A-listers resembling Paris Hilton, Rihanna, LeBron James, Viola Davis, and Matt Damon have been trespassed by thieves who every so often, make away with tens of millions ‘ price their victims’ belongings. Kim Kardashian West’s robbers went to excessive lengths to purloin the truth star her jewels, holding her hostage at gunpoint after breaking into her Paris resort room. During an episode her household’s present Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim recalled considering that her time had come to an finish. “The man got here in, grabbed the cellphone from me, threw me on the mattress and I used to be like, ‘This is it,’ ” she mentioned.

One superstar who takes cautious precaution to keep away from changing into sufferer to a housebreaking is Jamie Foxx. At the premiere the Robin Hood movie, Foxx, who performs the position Little John, shared some his ideas on how to not get robbed with The New York Post. “Stay f your Instagram telling everyone the place you’re at,” he mentioned. You higher begin posting that factor like three or 4 days after. And I ain’t received nothing in my home . . . That’s all it’s — a home — in the event that they wish to take a home.”

"The Hateful Eight" Composer Accuses Quentin Tarantino Of "Stealing From Others"

Illustrious movie composer Ennio Morricone has come out and accused American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino blatant unoriginality. The two males labored collectively on Quention’s 2015 movie The Hateful Eight, with Morricone producing the movie’s musical rating, one thing he is performed for nearly half-a-century now. In concept, for theft to happen (from a artistic standpoint), credit score should be withheld – and that is precisely what Morricone is accusing Tarantino doing in an unique interview with Playboy.

“The man is a cretin. He solely steals from others and places stuff again collectively once more. There’s nothing unique about that. That doesn’t make him a director,” the 90-year-old composer informed Playboy Magazine. “He is nothing in contrast with the Hollywood greats, equivalent to John Huston, Alfred Hitchcock or Billy Wilder. They had class. Tarantino merely recooks outdated dishes.”

Morricone went on to explain Tarantino as an “completely chaotic” director to work below, and I do specify “below” because the sentiment the 90-year-old composer is attempting to convey. Back in 2013, Ennio complained that Quentin Tarantino positioned music in his movies, ten out sequence. His precise phrases: “(Tarantino) locations music in his movies with out coherence.” But alas, they might collectively two years later, seemingly for the final time.

Lil Baby Responds To Reports Of Las Vegas Chain Robbery

Lil Baby ain’t so little anymore after his blowup on the scene has taken him to nice heights reminiscent of scoring a platinum file with Drake (“Yes Indeed”) and solidifying his expertise much more together with his collaborative tape with Gunna, Drip Harder. 

Recent experiences the rapper say he obtained jumped in Las Vegas by a bunch goons who stole his chain. Sources and social media banter say it needed to do with a debt owed to gang members, however we’re right here to kill the gossip since Lil Baby responded to the information calling it a lie. 

“If you heard I obtained my chain snatch you heard a muthafuccin lie …] something with child title on it will get consideration!” he wrote on his Instagram story, as seen within the video beneath. 

As for upcoming performances by the rapper, you may catch Lil Baby on the upcoming Bud Light Super Bowl Music Festival going down on January 31, 2019. Lil Baby will likely be hitting the stage together with Ludacris, Metro Boomin (with a particular visitor,) Lil Jon, Migos, and Lil Yachty.

Kool G Rap Says He Was Racially Profiled, Will Sue "Finish Line" Over Theft Case

According to TMZ, hip-hop legend Kool G Rap was booked on the premise that he’d stolen a pair costly sneakers. In June, the previous Juice Crew rapper was ordered to seem in court docket again with a believable probability success. The court docket was offered with the testimony a Pennsylvanian Finish Line retailer describing “an African-American male in his 40’s” because the perpetrator theft: a pair shiny Nike LeBron 15s.

Kool G Rap, who ostensibly matches the unfastened description (cough) made by the shop worker, was chased down into the mall’s parking zone by one other clerk, who famous Kool G Rap’s license plate and registration quantity. The similar clerk then proceeded to alert the cops. Soon after, seemingly out nowhere, Kool G Rap was charged with misdemeanor theft.

The controversial half this story proper earlier than the reserving. According to Kool G Rap’s legal professionals, the arresting ficers by no means reviewed the shop surveillance footage earlier than constructing their case. If they’d, they might have recognized first hand that Kool G Rap by no means as soon as stepped foot within the retailer. The unfastened description  “an African-American male in his 40’s” was all the knowledge they wanted to proceed with their police work. As you would possibly anticipate, Kool G Rap and his legal professionals are readying a large lawsuit towards Finish Line. More on that later.

Cardi B's "Be Careful" Producers Slammed For Allegedly Stealing Beat

Another day one other copyright infringement. Cardi B’s “Be Careful” beat might not have been an authentic product producers Boi-1da, Vinylz, and Adam Feeney. According to Bossip, Derrick Price (the proprietor music manufacturing firm IHip Hop Music) is claiming that the trio music makers stole his beat and slowed it down after which handed it to Cardi to report on. 

“I would like my publishing, and I would like my credit score,” Derrick acknowledged. “I’m fairly positive Cardi B’s a very good individual, however that is enterprise, and nobody is taking something from me and my household.”

The publication particulars how Derrick simply needs them to show that they made the beat themselves. “Show me the unique file,” he added. “Show me the combo session, present me the engineers information on the day you blended it.” Apparently, the beat was made in a studio Derrick’s manufacturing home and was initially titled “VTWICE Beat CMG Mike” in 2016. Boi-1Da got here by means of someday and heard it and requested for an MP3 model, Derrick handed it over and by no means heard from him till the monitor got here out and was shocked by the comparability. 

“…] I used to be like ‘Woah! They can’t try this.,'” Derick added. 

Listen to the unique right here. 

Rihanna Burglars Reportedly Connected To Break-In At Chief Keef's Home

A September invasion Chief Keef’s San Fernando Valley house has been tied to a current wave movie star break-ins, based on TMZ. 19-year-old Jshawne Daniels, one 4 folks arrested for his involvement in a housebreaking circle liable for breaking into over 24 houses, together with these Rihanna, Yasiel Puig, and Rams participant Robert Woods, was additionally arrested following Keef’s house invasion final month.

Daniels is alleged to be a component the identical crew that robbed Puig’s house a couple of days earlier than Keef’s. A couple of days later, Rihanna and Woods’ had been focused by totally different members that collective.

Chief Keef was at house on the time the break-in, which was reportedly carried out by three folks. Two, together with Daniels, had been taken into police custody after pictures had been fired on the house. 

The burglars had been reportedly planning to interrupt into round 12 extra movie star houses sooner or later. They saved an inventory targets which included Lebron James, Matt Damon, and Viola Davis. The checklist additionally featured the addresses every the targets.

The suspects presently in custody are two 19-year-old males, one eighteen-year-old man, and one 34-year-old girl, who is alleged to be the mom one the kids.

Amber Rose Freaks Out After Her Wiz Khalifa Engagement Ring Gets Stolen

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose have always had a special relationship. The two were once inseparable and even after their break-up, they’ve been taking turns co-parenting their son, Sebastian. While they likely have their spats in private like any separated couple, Wiz and Amber seem to consistently keep things cordial in the public eye. The once-married couple has now gone their own ways but obviously, some the material possessions given during their time together still mean a lot. Of course, engagement rings and the like are things that you try to hold on to and Amber had plans to pass the one Wiz gave her to Bash when it came time for him to marry… until it was stolen from her home.

A police report was filed last week by Amber where she claims that the engagement ring given to her by Khalifa more than six years ago has gone missing. She apparently looked for the ring in her closet before realizing it was nowhere to be found. The entertainer last saw it one month ago according to TMZ. Amber is said to be “heartbroken” about losing the symbol her bond with Wiz, hoping that the police somehow find it. Things aren’t looking too good though as it’s been difficult to track down where it might have been misplaced because how many people enter and exit Rose’s home on a regular basis.

The piece jewelry was initially valued at $150K when it was purchased in March 2012. Amber has been keeping her cool on social media, leaving matters in the hands law enforcement ficials.

Kanye West Accused Of Stealing "I Love It" Sample By DJ David Morales

Since the release his new single “I Love It” featuring Lil Pump, Kanye West has been the target various accusations. Several artists have already come forward to claim that the Chicago rapper took inspiration from their music without giving them their due credit. Just a few days ago, rapper T-Pain responded to fan speculation surrounding an old video in which he was working on a track that sounds eerily similar to West’s quirky single. “Not saying he snatched,” says Pain, “but I’m claiming inspiration.”

One the latest allegations comes from notable house DJ David Morales, who claims that the bassline on West’s track was from a song he produced for Alexander Lewis titled “What Is This Thing Called Love” over 25 years ago. Morales had this to say: “So yes, that is my bassline that I did over 25 years ago. Nobody asked me any permission, nobody gave me any love, no points, no royalty, not even a coupon to Walmart,” he mused. “Damn, you what I’m sayin? But nonetheless, I’m going on record — this is my bass line.”

While the production credits for “I Love It” are credited to DJ Clark Kent, CBMix, Ronny J, and Kanye West himself, it is rather difficult to dismiss the striking similarities between the recent single and Morales’ 25-year-old song.

Did West really nab the bassline from the New York-based DJ? You be the judge.

Marc Anthony's Accountant Facing Six Years In Prison Over $9M Theft

Always remember to check your credit card’s transaction history.

Kyle Tessiero, a longtime accountant for Latin artist Mark Anthony, was sentenced to up to six years Wednesday after he came clean about stealing a tidy sum from the singer – $9 million – over the course eight years.  Tessiero used the money to fund an elaborate lifestyle fine cuisine and strip clubs, while also using his boss’ dime to fund various travel expenditures. 

The bills were wrung up on Anthony’s American Express card and later paid f by way his bank account.  Given the severity the theft, Judge Laurie Peterson the Manhattan Criminal Court had the option adding an extra three years to Tessiero’s sentence but opted for leniency.  

Marc Agnifio, Tessiero’s lawyer for the trial, explained that the defendant had gone to authorities before his guilt had been discovered, which lent the court to their decision.  The whole incident’s unraveling came after American Express made an inquiry about one the charges.

The accountant’s firm in Los Angeles once worked for such high-prile artists as Drake and Pharrell, before Tessiero was hit with the charge grand larceny.

Kodak Black Speaks On People Stealing His Bars & Offers Update On His Book

After his triumphant release from prison earlier this year, Kodak Black has been taking things slowly. We have yet to hear a new Kodak project but it will very likely arrive before the end the year. During his departure from society, there were a few rappers that began to see some success with a similar sound to that Florida’s Project Baby. While he chooses not to name names, Kodak may be referring to GlokkNine, Cash Money’s newest artist. GlokkNine has spoken at length about the comparisons he’s drawn to Kodak but this appears to be one the first instances that Heartbreak Kodak snaps back.

Before providing updates on his upcoming book, Kodak tweeted about people that have been stealing his bars. While he doesn’t blame the individuals that go unmentioned since, in his words, “Who Wouldn’t Wanna B Great,” he does seem to be bothered that others are banking on his signature twang. He goes past the stealing bars issue by accusing somebody copping his entire style, writing, “Ion Even Wanna Upload Lol N—as Be Tryna Steal My Whole Lil Rundown…”

As he continues to live a celibate lifestyle, he updated fans that he went on a date the other night and “it was awesome.” Perhaps Kodak will go more into detail on people jacking his flow in the book he will be releasing soon, which he promises is written by himself without the use a ghostwriter. 

Rae Sremmurd Victims Of Burglary: Stolen Safe & One Person Injured

The home in which Rae Sremmurd was staying has now become a crime scene after an invasion by masked gunmen. The criminals took f with a safe after forcing their way into the spot.

The incident took place in San Fernando Valley around 4:30 AM this Saturday. Reports state that the Hip Hop duo’s security guard answered a knock on the door before 4 armed robbers swiftly pistol-whipped him and entered the crib. The intruders, who were wearing ski masks for the job, made one particular demand: to be taken to a safe located in the house.

The entire safe was stolen. Its contents have yet to be publicly revealed. Swae Lee was absent during the incident, but Slim Jxmmi was home at the time. The pair had been staying at the location that also moonlights as a recording studio. The investigation is still underway.

The burglary adds to Swae Lee’s rough time. This news comes shortly after the rapper was injured during a show when a fan threw a cell phone at his face. 

Burglaries have become somewhat a trend this summer. Many homes in this same LA area have been hit, including Wiz Khalifa’s crib and Christina Milian’s, amongst others.

Christina Milian & M. Pokora's Home Hit By Burglars, 2nd Time In 4 Days

The burglars that hit Christina Milian’s home last Friday are suspected returning for a second helping, as is ten the case with pressional thieves. On Friday they stole away with $100,000 in goods in broad daylight. On the other hand, Tuesday’s break-in took place in the evening, all within the same means entry: a smashed window by the side house. 

Neither Christian Milian or her partner singer M. Pokoran have yet to return to lay claim to their missing items. The 2nd burglary attempt persisted as authorities continued their investigation into the first break-in, and several other “jobs” in the surrounding area, notably John Mayer’s $200,000 in lost assets.

Celebrities like Milian & Pokora who spend time in dual residences throughout the year, are easy targets for assiduous thieves. Not to mention, once the burglars are able to master a sophisticated alarm system (like Milian’s), it opens the door for future inquisitions, no less difficult than the last. Milian made their job all the more easy by posting pictures herself in France hours before the theft. Milian’s burglars were likely using even resource in the book to ensure their success, including social media. Milian better protect her treasure trove before it goes to waste.

Daddy Yankee Gets $2.3 Million Worth Of Jewelry Stolen In Spain

Daddy Yankee known outside the Americas for his seminal hit “Gasolina” and for his feature on “Despacito,” has been robbed $2.3 million worth jewelry. The Reggaeton left his jewelry box in a hotel room safe, when an impostor successfully persuaded the front desk to give him access to Yankee’s belongings. The impersonator is believed to have phoned the reception desk to forewarn staff his presence, as is the custom “expedient service” reserved for high prile clients.

The Public Relations firm Daddy Yankee is signed to, confirmed the robbery Twitter. The post essentially says a Spanish law firm has been hired to undertake the case, and that no further statements will be issued in order to facilitate the police investigation. Daddy Yankee was staying in the north end Valencia while on tour. While the legal team press local police to round up evidence, the Reggaeton star will continue the European leg his tour, as he did last night in Martigues, France. 

A second room booked under his name was always hit by the thief, containing an undisclosed amount cash. The theft was discovered on Tuesday by members Daddy Yankee’s entourage, several hours after the incident took place. A forensic team was quickly marshalled to the scene.

Don’t get gassed.