August 2009


Footage Of Jay-Z and Oprah In Brooklyn

(thanks to MReck for the clip)

Yikes! So this was the scene outside of Marcy Projects when Jay-Z brought Oprah to Bed-Stuy. I love the fact that while you hear residents of the neighborhood cheering and screaming when Big O and Big Hov walk by with their security team and camera crew….the guys who took the video (DHENYC) were like Statler and Waldorf from the Muppet Show, grumbling about “this is my block.” LOL.

The “casual” visit to Jay-Z’s grandmother’s stoop was actually for an upcoming interview with Jay-Z in O Magazine, which should be very interesting. But um….Oprah’s fawning and gushing phone call to her bestie Gayle King’s radio show the next day…was odd to say the least. (shades of Weezy/Ms.Katie, lol)

Oprah and Gayle King count the ways they love Jay…

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“He’s dreamy.”

More photos of the visit after the jump…
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We’re gonna be seeing a lot of Kanye’s on-again-off-again girlfriend Amber in the near future. Just watch. Even those snooty high-fashion mags are gonna have to scour their sample-size racks for non-sample-size ‘fits and lycra. But of course, my boys at Complex got the jump on the hot-bald-fashion-maven with their Sept. issue spread and interview….

Amber Rose in Complex: photos

Amber Rose in Complex: interview….She talks to JlaPuma about how she met Kanye, her childhood in inner-city Philly and her sexuality….

Complex: There’s constant chatter on the blogs about your sexual preference. Are you bisexual?

Amber Rose: Yeah, they label me a bisexual freak stripper that f–ks Kanye on a daily basis. [Laughs.] You know: “Amber Rose, the f–king bisexual, dyke, freak, whatever the f–k.” To answer that: I’m extremely open with my sexuality. I can be in love with a woman, I can be in love with a man. I’m not into bestiality [laughs] but as far as humans go, I definitely find beauty in everybody, whether they’re heavy-set, super-skinny, if they’re white, black, Indian, Asian, Spanish. I can see beauty in anybody. I’m not into threesomes or orgies and s–t like that. If I see a women and I think she’s beautiful and I like her, and she likes me back we can definitely try to be in a relationship together.

After the jump….video from the Amber Rose Complex shoot
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Jesse from XXL sent over their exclusive clip of Royce da 5’9″ angrily telling Raekwon’s camp (Raekwon is not seen here) that he doesnt condone the altercation between Joe and Raekwon that just happened and that “it wouldn’t have happened if he was there.” Its important to note that Royce and Raekwon are friends. And to Royce’s credit, he isn’t being irrational, he’s defending his fellow groupmember.

After the jump, Crooked I talks about the altercation to Hip Hop Official…

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(Sara Stokes’ mug shot)

wow…Making the Band alum Sara Stokes allegedly pulled a Keke Wyatt last week. According to TMZ, Stokes was arrested for domestic battery after she got into an  argument with her husband in their Moreno Valley, CA home, and then stormed out of the house, tripping and falling out the door…

TMZ reports:

“We’re told Sara — who hurt her head in the fall — grabbed a knife and stabbed Tony in the arm — while their 3 kids watched.

Paramedics and cops came and Stokes was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence. The D.A. is deciding whether to charge her.

Sara’s lawyer, Eric Kayira, tells us, “Sara and Tony have a very passionate and loving relationship that on August 2, while having an evening of fun, she slipped and fell, hitting her head heavily on the ground and somehow in the process of helping her Tony got injured.”

(ugh @ the lawyer’s spin)

But does it make sense that she hurt her face like that from tripping? Seems like a line out of Suzanne Vega’s “Luka”. Is it possible that the spousal abuse went both ways?

No matter what, no child should ever have to see that in the home : (

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(happier times with Sara, her husband, and Hills)

more pics of Sara after the jump…

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I saw this guy do some hysterical stand-up in LA years ago….and despite the cringeworthy ridiculous character that he played in The Hangover, I still think Jeong is on a roll…he was even on WWE. (and he’s really a doctor, lol)

More from Dr. Ken on Fallon after the jump…
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(um….This ain’t a beauty pageant, ladies….this is war! Who is this pale mvp?)

On Wednesday, six “Converse Band of Ballers Tournament” team captains will put their plums on the line….for hardwood-supremacy in New York City….see what celebrities are competing, after the jump!

UPDATE: THE TICKETS ARE ALL GONE. SORRY GUYS .CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!

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My friend Godfree from Gamertag Radio checked out DMX’s club date out in Fort Lauderdale and sent over this clip…good to see that the energy and enthusiasm for performing is still there.

So much for Rock the Bell’s founder Chang Weisberg’s UN-peace treaty….Joe Budden just recorded another youtube video, discussing the event, saying nothing of any truce, and instead exhorting Raekwon to fight him in a room…..

“Chang I told you I wouldn’t ruin the tour….”

“I think @RaekwonIcewater forget where we were, we were in L.A….where Crooked is from….so when the playing field evened out, n—-s from @RaekwonIcewater’s camp wanted to know what they could do to resolve the situation, there’s really no resolving this [after]…the big body guard n—a couldn’t even punch me right sitting down, f—ing f—-t…”

“[I told them] this whole situation can go away with a ‘square dance’…when 2 n—-s square up, talk a walk around the corner, lock yourselves in a room, whoever comes out, comes out….so the @RaekwonIcewater told us, and this is what got me mad, that he didnt want to squaredance, he ain’t had a squaredance in 30 years….which first of all, how the f— old does that make you. And number 2, why not?…I get it, you’re a little out of shape, you’re a little old, you don’t want to get danced on…”

“So hit him on twitter and ask him why he don’t wanna squaredance…..we’re not talking about your life, your livelihood here. You’re just gonna get beat up. You gotta get hands put on you!”

“Me and you can go somewhere, and when they drag your body off, your brother Kay can come in if he feels like he wants to defend you…”

*deep breath…..sigh…..pause….sigh again*

(thanks to the readers for sending this latest regression)

UPDATE: after the jump, watch Joe’s one hour continued discussion of his Raekwon challenge….

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After the punch heard ’round the internets this past Saturday (via Joe Budden’s ubiquitous webcast), things between Joe and his affiliated Slaughterhouse crew and Raekwon and his IceWater team felt about “level orange” on the threat chart.

There was the initial confrontation in Joe’s dressing room (at the Rock the Bells show in San Bernardino, CA), then there was a brouhaha backstage right before Slaughterhouse went on, then on Sunday, folks were saying that Raekwon had pulled out of the San Francisco stop. I’m not sure why those rumors started because my sources were very clear that Raekwon was amped to perform not once but 3-times during the show (1st with Big Boi, then solo, then with Busta Rhymes). As for the temperature of the room….aside from comments from Crooked I and eyewitness Mickey Factz…both Joe and Rae were quiet.

Now today, Jesse and the XXL team spoke to Rock the Bells organizer Chang Weisberg, who had to worry about the tour’s financial investment throughout the ongoing beef (although, there were some questions from insiders as to the appropriateness of allowing Inspectah Deck backstage and onstage when he said “F- Joe Budden”):

Chang told XXL that before Sunday’s show, he mediated a talk between Rae and Joe which ended in a handshake.

“It was heated,” [Chang] told XXL, “people were not feeling some situations and at the end of the day sometimes the best action is no action** at least in L.A. But in San Francisco, yes, everybody got in a room, there were a lot of discussions and were able to keep it moving. “

“I don’t believe they’ll be any more issues moving forward,”he continued.”

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After the jump…Rock the Bells founder names the people who helped bring Joe Budden and Raekwon to the table…

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1. Cam’Ron – Always Strapped f. Vado [Radio Rip]
2. Cam’Ron – Hustle f. Rick Ross & Vado [Radio Rip]

Update: Cam’Ron – Hustle f. Rick Ross & Vado [CDQ]

Both off Kay Slay’s Return Of The God Pt. 2 Mixtape

(Props to 2dopeboyz & Dre)

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