beanie sigel shot

Absolutely terrible news. According to local New Jersey news reports, Beanie Sigel was shot this morning in the Jersey Shore suburb of Pleasantville. Press of Atlantic City reports he was shot in the torso and is being treated at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.

Beanie was just released from prison in August, after serving two years on tax evasion. And since then he’s been confined to Philadelphia, staying at a halfway house. Not sure whether he had clearance to travel outside the state to NJ when he was shot.
This is a disturbing turn of events when things were just starting to look up. A few weeks ago Beanie sounded sharp on his first post-prison lyrical appearance with Young Chris.

Sigh. We’ll keep you updated.

Details about the shooting and local news footage after the jump…


Janay Rice, wife of Ray Rice, on Today Show with Matt Lauer
(Ray Rice’s wife Janay Rice, along with her um…very youthful looking mother, speaking about the ‘elevator incident’ to The Today Show‘s Matt Lauer.)

Is it possible that a man can love a woman and be a “good person” (whatever that means in 2014) and still knock her unconscious, drag her body like rolled up rug, and look at her, half-in half-out of an elevator, with drunken blankness? Perhaps. Anything is possible. But only time will tell (and it may never tell us, the public) if this is the case for controversial football star Ray Rice and his wife Janay. Ray won an appeal when a judge reversed the NFL’s indefinite suspension last week, so he is available for hire. Janay sat down with The Today Show to share her side of what happened in that Atlantic City elevator last spring, and why she not only went on to marry the man who punched her, but also stand by his side as the media, the public and the Baltimore Ravens (temporarily and for everyone’s own devices) made an example of Ray Rice.

Watch Janay and her mom,
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snoop dogg iggy azalea beef

You’ve probably caught wind of the pathetic and pointless beef between Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea that’s been taking place on social media this week. It all started when Snoop, who dedicates his Instagram to recycling funnies from around the ‘net, posted an “Iggy Azalea No Make Up” meme, which didn’t sit too kindly with the Australian rapper (I mean, which girl would see the funny side of being called ugly?)

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Robin Thicke’s public campaign to restore his marriage appears to have failed. Paula Patton has filed for divorce from the R&B star.

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common father

Our prayers go out to Common and his family after his father, Lonnie “Pops” Lynn, passed away last week. He was 71. The rapper shared the sad news in an interview yesterday, revealing that his father went peacefully on Friday (Sept. 12).

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robin thicke

Robin Thicke is the latest celeb to fall victim to the prescription pill epidemic. The Hollywood Reporter recently got a hold of his deposition files for the “Blurred Lines” lawsuit. In recorded statements, Thicke admits to being high on Vicodin and alcohol when he showed up to record the song with Pharrell. The singer also admits to lying in numerous interviews when asked if he was involved in writing “Blurred Lines.”

Ultimately, Robin admits to having a problem with painkllers and says he has been high in every interview conducted over the last year.

Q: Were you present during the creation of ‘Blurred Lines’?
Thicke: I was present. Obviously, I sang it. I had to be there.
Q: When the rhythm track was being created, were you there with Pharrell?
Thicke: To be honest, that’s the only part where — I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio. So my recollection is when we made the song, I thought I wanted — I — I wanted to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it became a huge hit and I wanted credit. So I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was and I — because I didn’t want him — I wanted some credit for this big hit. But the reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.”

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Joe Budden is a “wanted” man. On Saturday, the New York Police Department tweeted they are on the hunt for the New Jersey rapper in connection with a cell phone robbery. The NYPD reports the robbery took place on August 18 at 4:30 a.m., where Budden took the phone from his ex-girlfriend.

The 33-year-old took to Twitter, responding to the NYPD’s report.

“I’m gonna sue the living shit out u gentlemen. @NYPDnews. Manhunt…Suck my dick, lol I’ll be in a strip club in Astoria tonight. Let the “Man hunt” know. @NYPDnews. Glad to see our tax payer dollars being put to good use ! Lol”

Previously: Joe Budden Feat. Ransom – “Vietnam”

(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.”


(Cali Swag District’s Smoove Da General, Yung, & JayAre)

Tragedy has struck rap group Cali Swag District for a second time. Member JayAre passed away, losing a battle with sickle cell anemia. Born Cheron Childs, the rapper was admitted to a hospital on Thursday night for unknown reasons, later falling into cardiac arrest and died according to MTV News.

Fellow members Smoove Da General and Yung took to Twitter and confirmed the tragic news. “RIP @Jayare_CSD 4rm #CALISWAGDISTRICT,” tweeted YG on Friday night. This is the second time the group has lost a member due to death, back in May of 2011 Montae “M-Bone” Talbert was killed in a drive-by shooting in Inglewood, CA. Cali Swag District are best know for their 2010 hit-single “Teach Me How to Dougie,” which became a dance phenomenon in pop and sports culture. Shortly after, they released their debut album The Kickback in 2011 via Sony/RED.

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Things are not looking good for Justin Bieber. On Sunday, a video leaked online to TMZ where a 15-year-old Bieber is captured telling a racist joke. According to the U.K. Sun, the video was recorded backstage during a promotional event in 2011.

In the short clip, Bieber asks the room “Why are black people afraid of chainsaws?,” responding with, “Run ni**a, ni**a, ni**a, ni**a, ni**a.” Hours after the video surfaced online, the pop superstar issued a statement. “I thought it was ok to repeat hurtful words and jokes, but didn’t realize at the time that it wasn’t funny and that in fact my actions were continuing the ignorance,” said Bieber.

UPDATE: Another video has surfaced. In this clip, Justin is seen and heard using the N-word in a parody song. (via TMZ)

Watch the both clips and read Justin Bieber’s full statement below.


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