Kim Kardashian In Talks With The White House To Get A$AP Rocky Released: Report

A little over a week ago, Snoop Dogg made a public plea to Kim Kardashian West to use her “plug” to get A$AP Rocky released from a Swedish jail. “You’ve been gettin’ all kinda n*ggas out jail this year,” he said in an Instagram video. “Go get Rocky outta jail. Look out for us. The black community needs this. Kanye. Tell your woman to go get him out.” While Snoop’s serious request may have been delivered casually, TMZ reports that Kim has been using her connections to help get Rocky released.

According to the outlet, both Kim and her husband Kanye West have been actively involved in partnering with the White House over Rocky’s case. Kayne was reportedly the one who told Kim she should reach out to people in the White House whom she’s worked with before, specifically thosee she linked up with for the release low-level drug fenders who were serving lengthy prison sentences. According to the report, Kim called up Jared Kushner and gave him the details Rocky’s case. In turn, Trump’s son-in-law allegedly shared the information with his presidential family member.

Prosecutors in Sweden initially shared that Rocky would remain in their custody until they decided on whether or not he would be tried for assault charges. The day reckoning is near, as Friday is the day they will make their decision. The U.S. State Department and other members Congress have rallied in the #FreeASAPROCKY movement, and TMZ shares that even President Trump himself believes that the rapper isn’t receiving justice overseas. 

However, members the Congressional Black Caucus don’t think that top-level politicians are moving fast enough when it pertains to getting Rocky released. “It appears that the hip-hop police for years have been targeting rappers in New York and in other parts the country have now shown the world that it’s not just a United States phenomenon,” Representative Hakeem Jeffries New York said. “You can expect that members Congress, particularly those us who are part the Congressional Black Caucus, are going to continue to weigh-in forcefully until ASAP Rocky is free.”

Jermaine Dupri Explains "Stripper’s Rapping" Remarks, Says He Wasn’t Dissing Anyone

So So Def icon Jermaine Dupri has been instrumental in helping to shape the careers some our favorite top-selling hip hop and R&B artists, but that doesn’t make him above criticism. He recently told PEOPLE that he was unable to name his favorite female rapper in the game right now because, according to him, it seems as if they’re all spitting bars about the same thing. He claimed that they all were “strippers rapping” and no one artist was trying to put themselves on the map as the best above the others.

The social media backlash was swift, and in the past week, there has been high-praise for talented female hip hop artists that have been long ignored or unnoticed. Dupri’s bestie Da Brat flourished under his guidance, and when TMZ caught up with her, she stood by her friend, calling him a genius. “You should be thankful that the conversation is even started now, all female rappers, because now the focus is absolutely on us,” Brat said. “New artists], seasoned artists], legends. All that.” 

Finally, Dupri is clarifying his controversial comments. “I think it’s something that’s just been brewing before I was even asked the question,” Dupri told TMZ. “I wasn’t aware that it’s been brewing. I tell people like…I saw what Cardi said. Cardi started her message f by basically saying, now that Jermaine Dupri has said it, I’m gonna address it. That means, to me, somebody had already said it to her or she’s heard it before. So I just feel like it’s something that people have already been talking about and for some reason my comment] just became the loudest.”

“There’s a million artists rapping,” he continued. “There’s a million female artists that’s out here rapping. Everybody continues to keep getting…what my statement was, was about the three that she asked me about. It wasn’t about a general conversation about female rap, but everybody turned it into that. ‘He said all female rappers sound like this!’ And I’m like, I never said all female rappers. I never said that one time.”

“The one thing I want to make clear on is people keep saying ‘sexist.’ I’m far from a sexist. Let’s not do that. That’s terrible.” There are also no regrets on Dupri’s part as far as the interview is concerned. He said he doesn’t mind that he’s become the verbal punching bag because he didn’t diss anyone. He also mentioned that he’s dropping a beat on his Soundcloud for female artists to grab so they can enter to be apart his forthcoming cypher.

Kevin Spacey’s Sexual Assault Case Dropped In Massachusetts

Kevin Spacey was one the many men who got hit in the peak the #MeToo movement, although his story was unique to most others. He was accused sexually assaulting underage boys and once he was exposed, he took the opportunity to come out as gay. It’s unsure who on his team thought that was an appropriate time to do so — or if he thought people were outraged over his sexual preference — but he was met with even more backlash. As more allegations came out, a waiter, who was 18-years-old at the time, sued Spacey for groping him at a job. Now, it appears that Spacey has managed to dodge any sort criminal conviction for sexual assault.

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TMZ reports Kevin Spacey’s been cleared in the criminal case against him in Nantucket, Massachusetts “due to the unavailability the complaining witness.” This comes after the accuser dropped his civil lawsuit against the actor. Although there wasn’t any reason as to why he decided to drop the case, there were more issues within the criminal case. The accuser plead the fifth this month after Spacey’s attorney questioned him on deleted texts that could’ve worked in the actor’s favor.

The boy who accused Spacey is the son Boston TV anchorwoman Heather Unruh who made the allegations public in the first place. As for he texts, she reportedly told investigators that she deleted a few texts from his phone related to “frat boy activities.”

Floyd Mayweather Reportedly "Begging" To Box Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov is one the most feared men in the UFC and after his scintillating victory against Conor McGregor, everyone in the world is trying to get a fight against him. The next time we’ll see Khabib in the Octagon is September 7th when he takes on Dustin Poirier to defend his lightweight title. In the meantime, it appears as though a champion from another sport is looking to get a crack at Khabib. Yes, that’s right, Floyd Mayweather is apparently very interested in fighting Khabib and is practically “begging” for it to happen.

This news should come with just a little bit skepticism though as it’s coming from Khabib’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz. Abdelaziz is known for seeking publicity and recently, he told TMZ about Mayweather’s insistence on a fight.

“Floyd Mayweather to this day keeps begging to fight Khabib, begging!” Abdelaziz explained. “I’m telling you, people reaching out to me every week about Floyd to fight Khabib but at the end the day, we’re not interested … for now.”

Back in 2017, Mayweather got to fight Conor McGregor and eventually won in the tenth round. Had Mayweather crossed over into the world MMA, it probably would have been a different story. 

If Mayweather and Khabib were to get in the boxing ring, who do you think would win? Sound f in the comments below.

Here’s Why Da Brat Fully Backs Jermaine Dupri’s "Strippers Rapping" Comment

Los Angeles, CA – Da Brat and Jermaine Dupri have developed a close-knit relationship over the past 27 years. After Kriss Kross introduced Brat to the So So Def label head in the early ’90s, she was signed to the imprint and the rest is history.

So it’s really no surprise Brat is defending Dupri’s controversial comment about “strippers rapping” — but she has her reasons.

TMZ caught the veteran Hip Hop artist at the Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday (July 16) and asked her what she thought about his statement.

“Anything Jermaine Dupri does is done strategically,” she said. “He knows what he’s doing. He’s a genius. You should be thankful that the conversation has even started on female rappers because now the focus is absolutely on us female rappers — new, seasoned, legends, all that. Everybody’s coming.”

Brat also made it clear Dupri’s statement was taken out of context. She says Dupri was asked if he prefers Nicki Minaj or Cardi B, but the question was edited out.

“Go back and look at the whole interview,” she insisted. “You didn’t hear the part where they asked him to choose between Nicki and Cardi.”

In terms of getting any more details, Brat refused to comment further.

“I said what I had to say,” she said. “I love Jermaine Dupri. He’s very smart at what he does. There’s always a method to his madness. His comment was taken out of context. But that’s ok, it’s a good thing. Now we talkin’ about everybody and it’s awesome. Everybody’s coming. It’s awesome. I love it. This conversation needed to be a had a long time ago.”

Durpi enraged former Bronx stripper-turned rap superstar Cardi with his People Magazine interview.

“They all rapping about the same thing,” he said. “I don’t think they’re showing us who is the best rapper. For me, it’s like strippers rapping. As far as rap goes, I’m not getting ‘who is the best rapper.’ I’m getting, like, you got a story about you dancing in the club, YOU got a story about you dancing in the club, you got a story…OK. Who’s gonna be the rapper?”

Cardi quickly fired back Instagram and defended her music.

“First of all, I rap about my pussy because she’s my best friend,” she said. “And second of all, it seems like that’s what people wanna hear.

“When I did ‘Be Careful,’ people was talking mad shit in the beginning, like, ‘What the fuck is this? This is not what I expected. I expected this, I expected that.’ So it’s like, if that’s what people ain’t tryna hear, then I’ma start rapping about my pussy again.”

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US Politicians Demand A$AP Rocky’s Release, Confirm Hip-Hop Police Exist

A$AP Rocky’s current situation in Sweden has been making headlines across America. His peers have been calling for his freedom but his situation has also caught the attention politicians in America. There have been concerns over the rapper’s treatment in prison and now, members the Congressional Black Caucus are taking their concerns to Washington to call for the rapper’s freedom.

TMZ caught up with Representative Hakeem Jeffries New York who revealed that he and Andre Carson, members the Congressional Black Caucus, as well as Adriano Espaillat, a member the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, will head to the steps U.S. Capitol where they will demand Rocky’s freedom. 

“It appears that the hip-hop police for years have been targeting rappers in New York and in other parts the country have now shown the world that it’s not just a United States phenomenon,” Jeffries said. “You can expect that members Congress, particularly those use who are part the Congressional Black Caucus, are going to continue to weigh in forcefully until ASAP Rocky is free.”

Prosecutors in Sweden currently have A$AP Rocky in their custody but they have until Friday to decide whether they’ll be keeping him in their custody. With the support the State Department and U.S. Congress members, hopefully, we’ll see Rocky released and back on home turf soon. 

Tom Brady Grabs A Handful Of Gisele’s Booty During Beach Make Out Session

Tom Brady is one the most legendary players in NFL history thanks to his six Super Bowls and countless accolades. Whether you like him or not, there is no doubt that Brady is an impressive athlete who will probably never be surpassed by another quarterback. Brady will be going into this season with a 10th Super Bowl appearance on his mind and with training camp just a few days away, it’s clear he’ll be working hard with his team. At the age 41, Brady is showing no signs slowing down and with a 20th season on the horizon, you have to give the Patriots quarterback props.

Having said all that, it only makes sense that Brady would want to enjoy some alone time with his wife, Gisele Bundchen, before going back to work. In new photos obtained by TMZ, Brady can be seen on the beach making out with Gisele while grabbing a handful booty. 

Brady and Bundchen have been married for ten years now and still seem to be quite in love with each other. Gisele has been by Brady’s side throughout some the biggest ups and downs his career and defends him at every turn.

Based on these latest photos, it’s clear that Brady is a lucky man.

El Chapo Sentenced To Life In Prison

There are few men in El Chapo’s position that have captivated an audience quite as he has. For years, the Mexican drug lord, whose real name is Joaquin Guzman, has been one the most notoriously well-known criminals in the entire world. Whether he’s escaping from prison, continuing his dirty work from behind bars or generally just being a badass, Guzman has captured the imagination Hollywood with his wild story. Countless scripts have been written about El Chapo and now, his tale has ficially come full circle because today, he was sentenced in front a judge and as expected, he’ll be spending the rest his life in prison.

El Chapo’s trial has been highly-publicized with many media outlets camping outside the court to get exclusive scoops on his legal developments. According to TMZ, Guzman has ficially been sentenced to spend his life behind bars, learning his fate today. On top his life sentence, Chapo also got an additional thirty years added to his sentence after being convicted on all ten counts he was facing. 

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In case that wasn’t enough, the drug kingpin will need to give up over $12 billion dirty money he collected over the years. He appeared to be surprised by the verdict but gave his wife a thumbs up before being escorted out court. 

Do you think he’ll escape again?

Amar’e Stoudemire Feeling Confident After Recent NBA Workout

Last week, it was reported that Amar’e Stoudemire was taking advantage the Summer League festivities in Las Vegas by hosting a workout to try and entice teams to sign him. The last time we saw Stoudemire in an NBA game, it was during the 2015-2016 when he played for the Miami Heat. Things haven’t worked out too well though for the former Knicks star as now he plays in Ice Cube‘s Big 3 league. Regardless, Stoudemire believes he has what it takes to get back into the NBA and make an impact on a team that might need a veteran. At 36 years old, it will take a lot for Stoudemire to get a contract but he’s confident that he still has what it takes.

TMZ recently caught up with Stoudemire where they asked him about his workout and how it went. According to the former NBA star, it was a worthwhile experience.

“It went good, man. We had a good workout, about 15 teams showed up. It was very nice,” Stoudemire said. ” It’s a lot teams out there — teams with young players, teams with veteran players that wanna make the playf push. We’ll see what happens.”

As right now, there aren’t any indications that Stoudemire will be fered a contract, although it’s great to see he’s still passionate about the sport. 

Nipsey Hussle Is Not The Direct Target Of Gang Investigation: Report

After receiving backlash following the New York Times report that Nipsey Hussle was—and still is—at the center an investigation into his gang ties, the Los Angeles Police Department is attempting to clarify information, according to TMZ. As we previously reported, the NYT revealed that the LAPD was looking into Nipsey, his finances, his business ventures, and his business partners, at the time his death. The investigation is reportedly still ongoing even after his murder, but according to TMZ, the LAPD has shared that their probe isn’t necessarily Nipsey-centered.

The outlet says that the Nipsey wasn’t the direct target the department’s investigation, but police were concerned about the gang activity around his Marathon Clothing store on the corner Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard. TMZ stated their sources are allegedly from two separate agencies and neither would give specifics on exactly what they are investigating other than attempting to eliminate the enduring gang influences in the area.

There also weren’t any details given as to how Nipsey was directly connected to the investigation, but the rapper wasn’t shy about his affiliation with the Rollin 60’s Neighborhood Crips. As a community activist, however, it isn’t surprising that the Nipsey was being investigated. Hopefully, the LAPD has also noted that Nipsey adhered to his own set strict rules when it came to his establishments, helped those released from prison—especially gang members—integrate back into society by giving them jobs and clothing, and spoke out openly against gang violence. 

R. Kelly’s Girlfriend Azriel Clary’s Father Pleads With His Daughter To Come Home

The future for R. Kelly is unclear, but for now, the 52-year-old singer will remain behind bars. He was taken into custody last week and charged with 13 federal counts and there have been reports stating there is an abundance child pornography videotapes showing Kelly engaging in sexual acts with children. The disgraced singer has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him, and once again his girlfriends, Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, are standing by Kelly’s side.

The families both women are pleading with them to leave Kelly, and following news that Joycelyn and Azriel are facing financial troubles now that Kelly is locked up, Azriel’s father is letting the ladies know that he will support them if they just come home. In a video chat with TMZ, Angelo Clary said, “Right now I’m focused on how do I get her home. They couldn’t get her home because whatever the legal reasons. They couldn’t touch her. And that’s fine. What I want is my daughter to understand that her family is here. We right here for her.” 

“I want her to know that she don’t need to call around,” Clary continued. “She put out something about needing money. She won’t have to worry about that. Her family will support her all the way, especially me. I want her to know that if it comes down to it, if she needs her own space, that she knows I would provide that for her. I would get a place for her and Joycelyn] if that’s what it need be until we are able to open up communication and allow them to understand that we not the enemy. The only thing we want them to understand is that] we love our children. And when they have children one day, they gon’ understand what it took for us to fight this hard just to have a communication.”

“It’s not about who you fell in love with, who lied to you, who you think you in love with, or who he manipulated to believe that everything was love,” Clary said. “I don’t care nothin’ about that. I’m not here to make war with my daughter. I’m that same funny father that you always had.” Clary goes on to say that he’s not in a financial space to pay for the residence at Trump Tower, a home that his daughter shared with Kelly and Savage. However, he promised that he would still put both the young ladies in a nice place and help them with whatever they needed.

Da Brat Defends Jermaine Dupri’s Women In Rap Comments: "He’s A Genius"

The relationship between Da Brat and Jermaine Durpi has been cultivated for decades and the pair consider themselves to be like close siblings. During a recent interview with PEOPLE, Dupri shared that Brat helped pave the way for other female rappers in the industry as a solo, top-selling artist. He was then asked who is favorite woman in rap is currently, and after taking a few moments to think, Dupri said he couldn’t come up with one on the spot.

“I can’t really say,” the So So Def founder stated. “The only reason I can’t say is because] I feel like they all rapping about the same thing and I don’t think they’re showing us who’s the best rapper. I think they’re trying to show—for me—um, it’s like strippers rapping. As far as rap goes, I’m not getting who is the best rapper. I’m getting, like, okay, you got a story about you dancing in the club, you got a story about you dancing in the club, you got a story about you dancing in the club. OK, all right. But] who’s gonna be the rapper?”

Dupri also shared what he thinks needs to happen in order for a shift to occur. “At some point, somebody’s gonna have to break out that mold and show us…talk about other things,” he said. “Just rap about other things besides that.” His remarks incited backlash on social media from women in the rap game who accused Dupri sexism and being out touch, and while there were few who stood up for the Grammy Award-winning producer. However, when TMZ caught up with Da Brat recently, she did just that.

“Everything Jermain Dupri does is done strategically,” Da Brat told the publication. “He knows what he’s doing. He’s a genius. You should be thankful that the conversation is even started now, all female rappers, because now the focus is absolutely on us…new, seasoned, legends. All that.” Then, the cameraman tried to  manipulate the conversation by telling Brat that Dupri claimed that he couldn’t understand what these new female rappers were saying and that the music executive called the genre “stripper rap.”

“That’s not what he said,” Brat asserted. “Go back and look at the whole interview.” The cameraman told her that he did, to which she replied, “Apparently you didn’t hear the question before when they asked him to choose between Nicki and Cardi.” The paparazzo asked Brat to help him out because he didn’t remember when that question was asked. “I’m not helping you out,” a perturbed Brat stated. “I said what I had to say.”

She added, “I love Jermaine Dupri. He’s very smart at what he does and there’s always a method to his madness.” Brat also said that Dupri’s comment was “absolutely” taken out context, but she’s fine with that because it’s about time that there was a global discussion about women in rap.

Josh Jackson Reportedly Cops Plea Deal After Rolling Loud Arrest

Josh Jackson has had a tumultuous first couple seasons in the NBA and this past year, it got even weirder for the former fourth overall pick. While attending the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami back in May, Jackson was arrested after continuously trying to get into a VIP area. Jackson didn’t have the proper credentials and he was eventually apprehended. What’s bizarre about the situation, is that Jackson tried to run away and was eventually charged with resisting arrest and felony escape.

According to a report from TMZ, Jackson is now in the clear as he agreed to a plea deal which will eventually have his case completely dismissed. In order to fulfill the terms his deal, he will have to complete a pre-trial diversion program. This means he will most likely have to do some community service or take a self-improvement course which can touch on a wide variety topics.

Josh Jackson Reportedly Cops Plea Deal After Rolling Loud Arrest

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Just a few weeks ago, Jackson was accused accidentally getting his four-month-old daughter high which could result in him losing custody his child. He could also be facing some minor jail time if he’s convicted. 

In addition to his legal troubles, Jackson was traded from the Phoenix Suns to the Memphis Grizzlies where he will try to reignite his career.

Ezekiel Elliott Officially Being Investigated For EDC Festival Altercation

Back in May, Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed but never formally arrested for getting into an altercation with a security guard at the EDC festival in Las Vegas. Since then, the NFL launched its own investigation and issued a warning to Elliott although he was never actually suspended. Elliott also apologized for what happened but unfortunately for the Dallas Cowboys star, the incident is far from being put to rest. According to TMZ, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept. confirmed that an ficial investigation into the alleged altercation is underway. They say they talked to Kyle Johnson who says the Cowboys running back committed battery against him.

A couple months ago, Johnson explained that he would be pursuing legal action against Elliott if he didn’t receive an apology that he felt was sincere. Elliott had, in fact, said sorry but according to Johnson, it simply wasn’t good enough. Elliott’s camp is refusing to comment on the investigation although in the past they stated that they felt as though Johnson was simply trying to extort him for some money.

Johnson is 19 years old and in the video, you can see Elliott use his body to push the young man into a gate which forces him to fall over. Stay tuned for updates on how this case progresses.

R. Kelly Denied Bond After Pleading Not Guilty In Court

We’ve been following R. Kelly‘s alleged history sexual abuse against minors for the last year. Ever since the docu-series following his victims was released to the world, the general public has called for the immediate arrest Kelly. There is an abundance evidence that exists against the singer — including several videotapes that show graphic depictions sex with minors — and it’s likely that R. Kelly will be going to prison for a very long time. Last week, he was arrested while walking his dog in Chicago on new sexual abuse charges and during a court hearing today, he entered a plea not guilty.

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According to TMZ, the artist was present in court today, wearing an orange jumpsuit and shackles around his ankles. His legal team attempted to sway the judge to release Kelly but he has been deemed a danger to the community and thus, he’s being kept in jail for the foreseeable future. Prosecutors have said that the alleged rapist has a “unique ability to influence and intimidate witnesses and victims,” following up claims brainwashing that have been made against Kelly. 

During the hearing, Kelly’s lawyer Steve Greenberg tried to persuade the judge, saying that there is no way the singer can flee because he has no money. This falls in line with older reports that claim his bank account is completely empty. Both his alleged sex slaves, Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage, were in court to support Kelly, smiling big on the way in. 

Do you think this is the beginning the end for R. Kelly?

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