Kanye West’s Sunday Service At Joel Osteen’s Church Expected To Pack The House

Houston, TX – It’s not uncommon for church services to feature a guest speaker, but Kanye West is bringing more than a few friends along for his guest appearance at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas this weekend.

Celebrity pastor and leader of the megachurch Joel Osteen invited Kanye to speak with him at the pulpit about his renewed faith on Sunday morning (November 17). The 11 a.m. CST service is expected to draw a large crowd, but it’s the evening concert featuring Kanye’s gospel choir that has church staff on high alert.

According to TMZ, Lakewood Church is taking precautions to avoid all-out chaos in anticipation of the enormous crowds expected to show up for Kanye’s Sunday Service, which is being hosted at the megachurch later that evening.

The staff at Osteen’s church have reached out to Ticketmaster to help manage the number of expected attendees for the nighttime service. On Friday (November 15), 45,000 tickets will be made available at TicketMaster.com for anyone who wants to come to see Kanye’s gospel choir perform in person.

There’s no cost to get a blessed seat at the event, but the tickets are strictly first come, first serve.

Although Kanye is speaking with Osteen at Lakewood’s 11 a.m. service, only the evening service is ticketed. Ye’s choir isn’t booked for the morning service, but the church is still taking precautions to make sure the audience is manageable.

Lakewood will seat the first 45,000 people to arrive on Sunday morning and is also preparing to make use of their overflow rooms — just in case.

For fans who can’t make it to Houston to see Ye and his Sunday Service Choir, both services will be streamed live on SiriusXM’s Joel Osteen Radio Channel 128.

Kodak Black Claims He Was Drugged and Set Up for Prison Fight

Kodak Black attacked a prison guard behind bars, but he claims it was all a setup.

Sources close to the rapper tell TMZ that last month’s fight at Miami’s Federal Detention Center was started after someone slipped something in Kodak’s drink.

Surveillance video shows Kodak drinking a cup of coffee about 20 minutes before attacking a fellow inmate. His reps believe the coffee was spiked with a chemical substance intended to make him lose control.

An FBI agent testified Wednesday that witnesses said Kodak appeared to be under the influence when the fight broke out. Kodak allegedly grabbed the corrections officer’s testicles before he was sprayed with mace. It took several prison guards to restrain Kodak, who showed incredible strength. The staff member was taken to a hospital to undergo surgery.

Black’s reps don’t know who drugged him, but apparently there are several people who want to see him remain behind bars. Kodak’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, is currently investigating the fight.

On Wednesday, the 22-year-old rapper was sentenced to 46 months in prison on weapons charges, which is considerably less than the maximum 10-year sentence he was facing.

Before his sentence was handed down, Kodak accepted responsibility for his crimes. “I’m sorry for the actions that led me for where I’m standing,” he said. “I do take full responsibility for my mishap.”

Dame Dash Blasts TMZ For "Broke" Story: "Y’all Corny For That"

It’s safe to say that Dame Dash is tired  TMZ sniffing through his bank account. Earlier today, TMZ shared a story stating that the hip hop mogul was in a dire financial situation. According to their report, Dame isn’t able to keep up on payments from ongoing business lawsuits and claimed that he’s said he has no salary. “My income streams have all been garnished… and it is very difficult to address the mounting bills until I receive some relief from the courts,” TMZ reported Dame as saying.

Dame Dash Blasts TMZ For "Broke" Story: "Y'all Corny For That"
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However, Dame hopped on Instagram to deny he’s having any problems in the cash department. In a reported since-deleted post, Dame shared a screenshot  TMZ‘s article and wrote in the caption: “Perfect example how they always trying to make a strong independent black man look broke…this is the narrative they push no mention my 24 network or my streaming service…or my galleries just bubblegum sh*t…TMZ] y’all corny for that but the agenda is clear…Keep it up …I’m gonna keep making examples y’all by winning…y’all been saying the same sh*t for 12 years ….soldiers will never understand generals…. 2 different languages.”

Dame has multiple companies that we’re sure are keeping him from going broke. He’s heavily invested in art and culture while Dame Dash Studios, his streaming service, produces tons celebrity-filled original content. Dame also invests in various growing companies as viewers have seen on Growing Up Hip Hop.

Mo’Nique Readies Discrimination Lawsuit Against Netflix

Last year Mo’Nique initiated a boycott against Netflix when she blasted the streaming platform for fering her $500,000 for a comedy special when they previously fered Amy Schumer $11 million. “When we asked Netflix to explain the difference, why the money was so different, they said, ‘Well, we believe that’s what Mo’Nique will bring,” Mo’Nique said in a video.

Mo'Nique Readies Discrimination Lawsuit Against Netflix
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The comedian has now taken her anger with Netflix to court since she’s suing them for discrimination. According to TMZ, Mo’Nique’s lawsuit lists a number  discriminatory practices that Netflix has been doing. The 51-year-old said the Chief Communications Officer once used the n-word in a conference meeting in 2018 and even claimed that Netflix allowed Kevin Spacey to say the n-word on set  House Cards without any consequence. 

She even referenced a pay gap on the show The Crown. Apparently the actor who played Prince Philip was paid $14K more than the actress who played Queen Elizabeth II and the crisis was averted after it became a controversy. Mo’Nique is suing for unspecified damages and looking for an injunction in hopes changing the company’s discriminatory policies. 

When Mo’Nique first spoke out, Chance The Rapper voiced his support, tweeting: “Black women, you deserve better.”

Woah Vicky Is Training With Jermell Charles To Prep For Bhad Bhabie Boxing Match

Woah Vicky and Bhad Bhabie’s feud goes back to 2018. Even though things died down a bit for a few months and the majority us weren’t thinking about it, they came back into the mix recently after they squared up in the studio. The two viral entities are now furthering this whole feud. Bhad Bhabie teased that she’d get in the boxing ring with Woah Vicky for $1M. Although it’s unclear if both them actually confirmed whether this fight is happening, Woah Vicky is already getting herself ready if it does.

TMZ reports Woah Vicky has enlisted former WBC super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo to train for the match. Footage her training emerged online and she herself confirmed that she’s ready to throw hands in the ring. “Tag Cry Bhabie tell her to sign the contract! A Puss Ass Ho Could Nevva throw hands wit me,” Vicky wrote on Twitter. She echoed those sentiments in the video.

Apparently, Vicky is actually training and now just doing it for the ‘Gram. She’s hoping that the two can duke it out in June 2020 at the AT&T Stadium. Whether or not that happens is unclear but there’s no doubt that it’ll make headlines.

We’ve yet to hear from Bhad Bhabie since she initially made the fer to take it to the boxing ring. 

Kodak Black’s Team Says He Was Drugged Before Fight With Prison Guard

Details the fight between Kodak Black and a prison guard have started to surface from last month. After the rapper was sentenced to spend the next forty-six months in prison for falsifying information on an application to purchase firearms, the Florida-based recording artist issued a statement to tell everybody he’ll still be calling all the shots from the box. After getting into a physical altercation with another inmate a couple weeks ago, Kodak was reportedly pepper-sprayed by a guard, who then felt the wrath the Project Baby. New reports state that Black punched the guard twice before grabbing him by the testicles and applying so much pressure that he needed to have surgery. Now, Kodak’s representatives are claiming that he was set up and drugged.

Kodak Black's Team Says He Was Drugged Before Fight With Prison Guard
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According to TMZ, there exists surveillance footage that shows Kodak drinking from a cup cfee twenty minutes before the fight broke out. His team believes that somebody spiked his drink to make him behave ultra-aggressively. The Federal Bureau Investigations has already suggested that Black appears to be under the influence in the video. Kodak’s reps are unsure specifically who allegedly slipped a drug into his cfee but they have their guesses and are going to run with this narrative for as long as it makes sense.

The prison fight is currently being investigated. Do you think someone is out to get Kodak?

Driver Of Kevin Hart’s Totaled Vehicle Shares Images From Hospital Bed

Kevin Hart is back up and running since his car crash that took place at the top September and as we previously posted, he’s over being asked all the same questions following his near-fatal accident. “Every time you guys see me it’s the same question so it’s gone be the same answer,” he told TMZ. “You guys asking the wrong questions …] Focus on the good things. Focus on living to see another day – ask those questions.” 

Driver Of Kevin Hart's Totaled Vehicle Shares s From Hospital Bed
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The publication now has photos the other passengers that were in the car that was taken just days after the crash. As we know, Kevin was the passenger in his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda and Jared Black was the driver while his fiancee Rebecca Broxterman was in the backseat. 

Rebecca shared images with TMZ that sees Jared in a hospital bed with a neck brace and told the publication the crash as the scariest moment her life. Jared suffered similar back injuries as Kevin and had to undergo surgery as well. The couple is doing physical therapy two times a week and the video below proves that Rebecca was using crutches after the crash.  

Peep the hospital images here. 

Dame Dash’s Financial Troubles At Its Worst, Can’t Pay Back $2K Debt

Dame Dash’s financial troubles have been going on for some time. A couple months back Dame asked a judge to end his child support payments since he only made $56K in the recent year and the $6,000 a month to his ex Rachel Roy had become unaffordable. TMZ now reports that one Dame’s ongoing business lawsuits where he owes $2,400 is also another payment he can’t make. 

According to the publication, Dame claims that he has no salary and depends on his business for income but since they’re not performing so well he has no dough. The only money Dame has coming in at this time is from Lee Daniels who was previously ordered to pay Dame $1.7 million. Since Dame is so far in the hole, the money from his successful case is being sucked away by past bills making his only stream on income untouchable. 

“My income streams have all been garnished … and it is very difficult to address the mounting bills until I receive some relief from the courts,” he said his situation. 

Dame is also expecting a child since his fiancee is pregnant and we can only hope his debt troubles level out sooner than later. 

O.J. Simpson Chimes In On Colin Kaepernick’s NFL Workout: Video

Colin Kaepernick has reportedly agreed to take part in a private workout in Atlanta this Saturday, which will include on-the-field work and an interview. All 32 NFL teams have been invited to attend but ESPN reports that Kaepernick’s representatives have concerns that the workout is nothing more than a public relations stunt by the league.

Kaepernick’s former teammates Eric Reid and Brandon Marshall are also skeptical the workout, with Marshall telling TMZ Sports, “It seems so fishy.” According to ESPN, Reid told reporters on Wednesday, “I’ll believe it when I see it,” adding, “At this point, it feels like a PR stunt.”

With that in mind, O.J. Simpson took to twitter on Thursday to fer his take on Kaepernick’s workout. As seen in the video embedded below, O.J. questioned Kaepernick’s inner circle, but says he is rooting for the former QB to get back in the league.

“Go down to Atlanta and kick ass! There’s some NFL teams that I and everybody knows could use your skills.”

Says O.J.:

“I’m a guy that’s been through just about everything, and the one thing I’ve learned is that sometimes your friends, and I don’t doubt these are your friends, but sometimes they can say and do things that aren’t in your best interests. You’re an intelligent guy, maybe you should tell some these friends that you can speak for yourself.”

Kaepernick, who just recently turned 32, opted out his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017 and he has not played in the league since.

Carmelo Anthony Confirms He’ll Be Back In The NBA This Year: Watch

Carmelo Anthony has been a curious case in the NBA over the last two seasons as he has pretty well been shunned from the entire league. Once upon a time, Melo was one the best players in the league and was considered to be an efficient and prolific scorer. Now, teams see Melo as a representation what the NBA was prior to this decade, which has led to many teams discarding him completely. Melo has been struggling to get a contract and fans are wondering why he can’t seem to catch a break

During a recent interview with TMZ, Anthony was asked about getting back into the league and despite all the rejections, he appears to be optimistic about his at getting back into the league.  “We’re figuring it out,” he said. When asked about his chances, Melo said there is a “2000%” chance he’s back this year.

Melo went on to say that he would be interested in playing for the New York Knicks if they came calling his phone. The former NBA star also shot some bail for Knicks head coach David Fizdale who has been catching flack for the Knicks’ awful start to the season.

Where would you like to see Carmelo land this season?

Kanye West’s Sunday Service Tickets At Joel Osteen’s Church Drop Friday: Report

The Lakewood Church in Houston will reportedly get a massive dose hip hop gospel this weekend as Kanye West‘s Sunday Service is set to descend on the house worship. We previously reported that the budding friendship between Kanye and famed Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen has been growing for some time, and now the rapper will speak at the church this Sunday.

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Initially, reports stated that it wouldn’t be a Sunday Service musical performance, however, it looks as if things have changed. TMZ first shared that Ye would speak with Osteen at the pulpit for 20 to 30 minutes, but their new report states the rapper and his choir 120 people will take to the stage. It’s likely to be Kanye’s largest indoor Sunday Service to date, as Osteen’s church houses 17,000 seats with upwards 50,000 people attending service every weekend. The church may accommodate a massive amount guests, but TMZ reports there is still a worry that there won’t be enough seats available. The outlet also says that tickets for the event go on sale on Friday and will be distributed on a “first some, first served” basis.

If this all goes down according to plan, it’s unclear if this will be filmed for Osteen’s televised program which airs to seven to 10 million viewers worldwide each week. The news Osteen and Kanye’s partnership has been met with contention due to the controversy during Hurrican Harvey in 2017. The destructive storm displaced thousands residents in Houston, and there were reports that Lakewood Church turned evacuees away. It was an allegation that Osteen would later deny.

Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Lawyer Fights Indictment After Grand Jury Wasn’t Shown Video Evidence

Cuba Gooding Jr.’s lawyer is doing everything in his power to get his client f the 6-count indictment that just went down in New York. As we know, the actor has been fighting a few assault and groping cases, more recently pleading not guilty to a butt pinching case. TMZ now reports that Cuba has been indicted by a grand jury. 

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Lawyer Fights Indictment After Grand Jury Wasn't Shown Video Evidence
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According to the publication, the jury didn’t see multiple videos the incidents leading Cuba’s lawyer, Mark Heller, to file a motion to have the move dismissed. Cuba and his team call the ruling “grossly inappropriate and unjust” since the District Attorney did not provide video evidence what went down. They “chose here to trick the system by not giving the Grand Jury a fair opportunity to evaluate all the facts and evidence,” Cuba’s team added. 

The string cases against Cuba began this past summer when he was accused grabbing a woman’s breast at a rotop bar in New York. “I trust the system, and the process speaks for itself,” Cuba said when the charges came to light.. “All I have to say is the following, in this time and age we need to let people speak for themselves, we have to let people express themselves. And now I’m giving the process the chance to show what really happened, what went down.” 

Lil Reese Critically Injured in Shooting

Lil Reese is in critical condition following a shooting in his home state of Illinois.

According to TMZ, the 26-year-old rapper was shot on Monday afternoon in Country Club Hills, about 40 minutes outside of Chicago. When officers arrived to the scene around 2:30 p.m., they discovered a vehicle that had fresh blood on the driver’s seat as well as on the ground next to the driver’s side door.

Witnesses told police that a wounded man had been taken away by another man, who was later identified after officers checked local hospitals. Cops were told a male suffering from a single gunshot wound to the neck was being treated at South Suburban Hospital. The victim was later transferred to Christ Medical Center.

According to Chicago’s WLS-TV, officials at Christ Medical Center identified the victim as Tavares Taylor aka Lil Reese and said he is in critical condition. It’s unclear what led to the shooting, but an investigation is underway.

Following the shooting reports, Reese’s friend and collaborator Lil Durk took to Twitter to assure fans that Reese was okay. “Reese good,” Durk tweeted.

Kanye West to Appear at Joel Osteen’s Sunday Service

Kanye West is bringing Sunday Service to Joel Osteen’s church.

The rapper will take the stage at famed pastor Joel Osteen’s popular weekend ritual on Sunday, Nov. 17. According to TMZ, Ye and Joel have become friends and talk regularly, especially following Kanye’s newfound connection to God.

Kanye is scheduled to appear at the televangelist’s 11 a.m. service at Lakewood Church in Houston. Kanye will have a conversation with Joel at the pulpit that will last between 20 and 30 minutes. Kanye and his traveling Sunday Service choir will return later to perform during Joel’s nighttime service.

Joel wants his congregation of 45,000 and his TV audience of 10 million to hear how Kanye has overcome significant adversity in his life. The service will also broadcast live on SiriusXM.

“Kanye used to be about nothing greater than himself. Now it’s all about a higher power,” says a source.

Kanye’s gospel-rap album Jesus Is King debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, becoming his ninth consecutive chart-topper. As part of his religious rebirth, he has vowed to not perform his secular music in its original form going forward.

Kevin Hart Is Tired Of Asking The "Same Questions" About His Near-Fatal Car Crash

Kevin Hart made his first public appearance this past weekend since his near-fatal car crash that happened at the top September. As we know, the Jumanji actor was rushed into emergency surgery after his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda flew f the road. Kevin was a passenger in the car and the driver and another passenger thankfully survived as well. 

Kevin Hart Is Tired Of Asking The "Same Questions" About His Near-Fatal Car Crash
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“First and foremost thank God because I definitely don’t have to be here,” Kevin said at the recent People’s Choice Awards. “Being that I am, it makes me appreciate life even more — appreciate the things that really matter, family. I wanna thank my wife and my kids. They really stepped up for me.”

The 40-year-old was recently seen out and about in West Hollywood by TMZ and made it clear that he’s tired being asked the same questions following his crash. “Every time you guys see me it’s the same question so it’s gone be the same answer,” he said in the clip, as seen below. “You guys asking the wrong questions …] Focus on the good things. Focus on living to see another day – ask those questions.” 

During Kevin’s People’s Choice Award speech, he did take a moment to thank his fans for their continued support. “I want to thank you all for being there for me during my difficult time,” he added.