Miss Info: The tension in Ferguson, Missouri has been rising since August 9, 2014 when 18-year-old black man Michael Brown was fatally shot by white police officer Darren Wilson. There have been protests, and scuffles with police, and outrage from the rest of the watching world. But finally, a grand jury has made a decision on whether to indict Officer Wilson in Brown’s death.

As the jury deliberated, local schools announced plans to close in anticipation of unrest, the FBI sent in agents, police set up barricades to prepare for protests, and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon did his best to exacerbate the anxiety by declaring a state of emergency (much to the disapproval of US Attorney General Eric Holder).

President Obama has called on demonstrators to remain calm, not using the decision as an excuse for violence. In an odd side note, Officer Darren Wilson recently married his girlfriend. And the New York Times is reporting that Wilson will not be returning to the Ferguson police force.

Today (Monday, Nov. 24, 2014), officials announced that the jury, which USA Today reports is made up of “seven men and five women — three African American and nine white,” had made their decision. CNN is also reporting that the Brown family was not given any information, and only learned there was a decision by watching the news. Finally, we will hear what they have to say:

Watch the Ferguson grand jury announcement livestream below…



AllHipHop has confirmed Philly rap pioneer Cool C has received a date for his execution. First convicted of killing a cop in 1996, the 44-year-old rapper has been on death row ever since. The Philadelphia court system found Cool C, another Philly rap legend Steady B, and rapper Mark Canty guilty of attempting to rob a bank that left Lauretha Vaird dead. Vaird was repotedly the first Black female officer killed in the line of duty.

Cool C’s date of execution date is January 8th Gov — while Steady B remains on death row.

Watch Cool C’s videos below…



Back when Janice Dickinson, the polarizing plasticized 70’s-80’s supermodel and America’s Next Top Model judge, wrote her autobiography No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World’s First Supermodel in 2002, she allegedly included a story about being raped by Bill Cosby. In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Dickinson both restates the Cosby rape allegation, but also claims that the legendary comedian and his legal team pressured her publisher HarperCollins to remove the story from the book’s first draft. Instead, a less detailed story, stopping short of rape accusations but still creepy, was included. (Read that version here on Vice)

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Here’s what Janice Dickinson is now telling ET about her encounter in Lake Tahoe in 1982, when she accepted an invitation from Cosby to meet up to discuss a possible acting job…she claims that after dinner, she accepted a glass of red wine, and a pill to help her with cramps. And then…

The next morning I woke up, and I wasn’t wearing my pajamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man,” she tells ET. “… Before I woke up in the morning, the last thing I remember was Bill Cosby in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me. And I remember a lot of pain. The next morning I remember waking up with my pajamas off and there was se–n in between my legs.


lil durk arrested

Bad news for Lil Durk, who was arrested on weapons violations early Wednesday morning. According to The Chicago Tribune, the 22-year-old rapper was caught in his home with two handguns and ammunition in plain sight (although it’s unclear whether the weapons were loaded), violating his probation stemming from a previous gun charge in August. In his defense, the rapper explained, “I got those pipes (guns) ’cause (expletive) always be tryin’ to take my bands (money).”

However, Durk’s attorney Sam Adam Jr. is confident he can beat the charge. “No gun was ever in the possession of Mr. Banks. At all,” he insists. The rapper is due in court today. UPDATE: Lil’ Durk has been released on bond, which he confirmed in a video on Instagram. Watch below.

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unnamed is giving away two pairs of tickets to see Joey Bada$$ rip it down this weekend at Irving Plaza in NYC. First, we’re giving you a chance to catch the Joey and Pro Era on 11/8 . Also, we have have pair for his set on 11/11

To win, comment on this Facebook post with your favorite Joey Bada$$ song, and like our page.

Watch Joey videos below…



Some folks only make the headlines for all the wrong reasons. For Love & Hip-Hop participant Yung Berg, he is in jail for an alleged attack on his girlfriend — who has not yet been named. ABC News reports: “Christian Ward, professionally known as Yung Berg, 30, and his 29-year-old girlfriend (his last known girlfriend is Masika Tucker) were in a dispute, according to the NYPD. She allegedly claimed the rapper grabbed her by the neck.”

According to TMZ, Berg was arrested at the Gershwin Hotel after the incident and also “threw his girlfriend to the floor, dragged her by her hair and hit her in the face.”

Berg is due to answer in court today.

Watch new reports on the crime below…



Freddie Gibbs nearly lost his life last night during a shooting that took place after his concert in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The show actually went off without incident on Tuesday evening (Nov 3) at the Rough Trade record store. Following the successful performance, Gibbs was in a black SUV parked at North 9th Street near Wythe Avenue. That’s when a lone gunman fired multiple shots at Gibbs and two people with him. Gibbs’ DJ reportedly suffered a minor leg wound and another victim was struck in the hand.

According to police, the shooting took place at 1:13 a.m. and no arrests were made in the case. Freddie’s crew members are reportedly in stable condition at Bellevue hospital in New York.

“They tried to kill Tupac. They tried to kill me,” Gibbs told The Post outside the club. “I’m still alive.”

Check out Freddie’s first Instagram post after the shooting below…



Suge Knight and Katt Williams were both arrested last night on an alleged robbery charge. CNN reports that the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said each man was charged with one count of robbery. The courts are accusing both men of taking a female photographer’s camera on September 5 outside a studio in Beverly Hills.

With both Suge and Katt having prior felonies, the former is facing up to 30 years and the latter 7 years. Williams was out on bail when he was arrested during a court appearance for a different assault case. Knight was arrested in Las Vegas.

Prosecutors said they will ask for Knight’s bail to be set at $1 million and a $75,000 bail for Williams.

Watch a news report below...




In early January, 2014, multi-platinum pop star Kesha (“Tik Tok”, “Animal”, “C’mon”, “Die Young,” etc) entered herself into a treatment center to deal with her anorexia and bulimia. At the time, Kesha via her outspoken mother Pebe Sebert, blamed Kesha’s body image problems on criticism from her label head/producer Dr. Luke. After spending 2 months in rehab (with mom Pebe checking in as well to be with her daughter and get treatment for “post-traumatic stress”), Kesha was released and posted online that she’s back to making music. But today, she dropped a bombshell lawsuit, accusing Dr. Luke of nearly 10 years of abuse, ranging from sexual assault to forced drug use to battery. Much more serious than the original fat-shaming claims.

Update: Dr. Luke has responded with his own lawsuit…charging Kesha with extortion.
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Drake may be under police investigation after a stripper claimed his people threatened her life after a one-night stand, according to TMZ. The stripper, Jhonni Blaze, alleges the OVO rapper began harassing her via text for fear she would go public with the story. She then claims several people from Drake’s camp “came to her house, banged on her door and threatened her life.” While Houston PD confirms they are investigating a “possible celebrity,” sources close to Drake say the allegations are false. Either way, this is one of the most hilariously ironic stories of the year.

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