Not Good For Humanity


Just hours after debuting his “No Love” remix video with Nicki Minaj, August Alsina performed for a crowd of screaming fans during his “Testimony” tour at NYC’s Irving Plaza. During the show, the R&B star collapsed off stage, promoting security to quickly call for assistance to get Alsina removed after passing out.

Currently there’s no details at what caused August to collapse or his current health status.

Previously: August Alsina Feat. Nicki Minaj – “No Love (Remix)” (Video)

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(A scene from the protests in Ferguson, MO. Photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

It was hard to comprehend the chaos on my screen last night. Men in full military armor, aiming high-powered rifles atop SWAT trucks. Swarms of people with scarf-covered faces, running from rubber bullets, through clouds of tear gas. Was it Fallujah, Iraq? No….this was a police-vs-citizen confrontation in Ferguson, Missouri. (Watch footage from last night’s I Am Mike Brown protest)

It’s been 5 days since a police officer in Ferguson shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old named Michael Brown. And those days have been filled with grief, confusion, and increasingly, anger…especially given the lack of transparency on the part of the police investigators, the militarized war zone atmosphere created in the streets, the lack of input from Missouri’s government officials or the President, and the fact that witnesses to the shooting have been interviewed by the media more than they’ve been talked to by detectives.

Today, it was Anonymous who released the name of the shooting officer, not the St. Louis County PD, after hacking into the department’s system. (Update: Anon’s twitter account, @TheAnonMessage, was suspended after posting that information.) Everything seems terribly mishandled by the folks we elect to serve and hire to protect.

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Lets see what President Obama has to say at 12:15pm about this ongoing crisis….as he goes live from Martha’s Vineyard. During the riots on Weds night, he and Michelle reportedly “danced to every song” at the birthday party of a pal out in the Vineyard. No shade…just pointing out contrast.

Watch Obama’s statement below…

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(Robin Williams, always fashion-forward, seen wearing A Bathing Ape camo with fans at a convenience store. Spotted on Hypebeast)

Stand-up comic and actor Robin Williams has died of an apparent suicide at the age of 63. His body was found at his home in Tiburon, CA, and the Marin County coroner is attributing his death to suicide by asphyxiation. While his rep did not specifically confirm that the frenetic, often self-deprecating, hyper-wit comedian committed suicide, a released statement does suggest as much:

“Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

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In a tragic turn of events, a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down and crashed near the Russian border in the Ukraine, According to reports, the plane was hit with a missile and was carrying about 300 passengers.

At press time, the finger was being pointed at the Russian military who allegedly also shot down a Ukrainian jet fighter over Ukrainian territory the day before the incident. The pilot had to eject, according to the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council spokesman. The Ukrainian government is denying being responsibility for the missile attack.

Malaysia Airlines said on Twitter that it “has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace.”

Stay tuned for more updates on the developing story.

Update: The Chicago Tribune reports that 23 of the passengers were Americans. New reports says 295 passengers are believed to be dead.

UPDATE #2: As BuzzFeed reveals, no passengers on the flight checked in with a U.S. passport. However, the administration is still trying to find out if there were dual nationals on the plane.

Related:
Tragedy at SXSW: Two Dead, 23 Injured as Car Plows Into Festival Crowd

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This is terrible news about one of our favorite comedians. Tracy Morgan was traveling on the New Jersey Turnpike late last night when his Sprinter (a luxury box-shaped Mercedes limo van) was hit by a tractor-trailer, flipping over with 6 people (including Morgan) inside. The accident involved 5 other vehicles (2 tractor-trailers, 2 cars, one SUV). A police spokesman told reporters, they did not believe alcohol was involved but were investigating, “Looks like one of the tractor-trailers may have rear-ended that limo bus, but that’s preliminary at this time.”

Tracy Morgan, age 45, had just performed at the Dover Downs Casino and Hotel on Friday night and was near Cranberry Township, NJ when the accident happened around 1am. There are reports that fellow comedian Artie Fuqua may have also been in the van. Morgan was airlifted by helicopter to a nearby hospital, along with 2 fellow passengers. One of the passengers in Morgan’s van, James McNair of Peekskill, NY, was killed.

As of this morning, Tracy Morgan is still listed in critical condition, he is in the intensive care unit of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Center in New Brunswick.

Watch a TV news clip from the scene of the accident after the jump…

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Vybz Kartel has met his fate. After being found guilty of the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams following a 65-day trial last month, the Jamaican dancehall star has been sentenced to life in prison, The Gleaner reports. He must serve 35 years before becoming eligible for parole. The three other men convicted in the murder — Shawn “Shawn Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones and Andre St John — were all handed life sentences, too.

Kartel’s defense plans to appeal the decision, citing “discrepancies, inconsistencies, missing data, and mismanagement in the collection of evidence as well as the integrity of the evidence,” but it remains to be seen what success they’ll have.

UPDATE: Billboard published a more comprehensive report on today’s sentence and possible appeal, as well as some details on whether or not Vybz Kartel will be able record music in prison.

More details after the jump…

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I don’t even know where to start with this, but here’s what we know so far. Last week it was reported that George Zimmerman had agreed to a celebrity (the term “celebrity” being used very loosely) boxing match. The racist, child murdering piece of shit former security guard was offered money to fight from boxing promoter Damon Feldman and, needless to say, the line for potential opponents was longer than people camping out for the Air Jordan Gamma Blue 11s.

The Game (as in the 6’5″, 240lbs former Blood gang member) and DMX (no introduction necessary) have both come forward hoping to get in the ring (or “beat the living fuck out him,” as X put it). But according to TMZ, it’s Kanye West who Zimmerman wants to fight. Promoters tell TMZ he wants to fight Ye because he attacks not only paparazzi, but “defenseless people.”

Reason #712 George Zimmerman should be rotting in a cell right now.

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New Music: Young Jeezy “It’s A Cold World” (Trayvon Martin Tribute)
Nicki Minaj, Diddy, Lil’ Wayne & More React to Not Guilty Verdict in Trayvon Martin Trial

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Rapper Jamal “Mazeradi Fox” Green was gunned down in the St. Albans area of Queens, New York on Friday afternoon. The NY Daily News reports that the 42-year-old was sitting in his SUV when a masked gunman opened fired on Fox and three other passengers around 4:10 p.m. EST.

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While last night was hopefully filled with good times for all our readers, we’ve got some sad news to start 2014. James Avery, best known for his role as Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has passed away. He was 65 years old. According to TMZ, the beloved actor died in an L.A. hospital last night. While the cause of death has yet to be confirmed, he reportedly underwent surgery for an undisclosed illness recently.

Fresh Prince co-star Alfonso Ribeira, who played Avery’s son Carlton Banks, wrote on Facebook:

The world has lost a truly special man. I am very saddened to say that James Avery has passed. Even though he played my father on TV, he was a wonderful father figure to me in life. He will be deeply missed.

Re-watch some of Uncle Phil’s greatest moments below…

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The wait is over for Instagram’s new messaging service, Instagram direct. Perverts worldwide now have a new way of feeding their disgusting needs. For the rest of us, this is a cool way to share pics and talk with just a select group of our IG friends. However, as most were wrong about, you cannot send a message without a pic. Yes, every message must come with a photo and you can also send the pic to mutiple friends as one time. You can also check to see who has and has not checked the message as well as chat in real time. Don’t worry about ads though, insiders at Instagram say its still way to early to even have that discussion. Tech Crunch has a nice checklist of the features, which you can check out after the jump.

Miss Info:Now, Mikey….correct me if I’m wrong….
but I think only people you follow can send you a IG Direct…
Therefore…if you dudes are so worried about thirstmongers harrassing your womenfolk with unsolicited peen pics…then maybe you best keep a closer eye on your boo’s follow counts. See, it’s like with vampires…they can only come in your house and vein-pillage if you invite them in the door. #InfoLogic

Watch a video promo and read all the fine print below
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