The Inside Scoop on this week in Hip Hop.
Week of: 10/16- 10/20
Written By: Natalie
new this week? From Justin Timberlakes fashion line debut, to the IRS
issuing a warrant for arrest against Wesley Snipes, to Ali from the St. Lunatics
being arrested and tormented by the police, seems like we have some new names
in the headlines nowadays
Or do we??
Although no one was
seriously injured, the girls did complain of head pain. They were admitted to
St. Vincents Mercy Medical Center where they were treated and released
thereafter. The girls are supposed to be the opening act for Christina Aguileras
North American Tour. There has been no talk about a cancellation for their performance.
Im sure Puffy wouldnt have that, not with all the work, sweat and
tears he invested in these human beings!!!
Cassidy, now the headlines report that 4 of the 5 members of P. Diddys
super girl group, Danity Kane, have been involved in a car accident.
According to the accident report, the 5-girl group excluding D. Woods
was leaving the 92.5 KISS FM radio station, where they made an appearance,
in Toledo, Ohio. Apparently their Lincoln Town Car was struck by another
vehicle at an intersection.
There has been no
word of his release since the incident or any complaints brought against the
arresting officer. As soon as I find out any further information I will be sure
to let you all know.
new name in the headlines, St. Lunatic member, Ali was arrested this past
weekend for minor traffic violations and is claiming to have been brutalized
by the police. The rapper whos full name is Ali Jones, was stopped
for driving his Chevy Corvette with an expired license and tags. According
to Jones, he was handcuffed, thrown into the backseat of the squad car
and was stunned with a 50,000 volt taser gun about 50 times.
The box office
calculated approximately $400,000 in refund requests for the show according
to the New York Post. Despite his premature departure, Ushers performance
as Billy Flynn was a hit! The singers appearance generated $1.7 million
in box office sales for the musical. The entire Chicago Company is sending
their thoughts and best wishes to Usher for a quick and speedy recovery,
said Chicago producer Barry Weissler in a statement. Yea I bet they are!
anyone gone out to see Usher star as Billy Flynn in the Broadway Musical,
Chicago? If you havent, youre too late. The singer / actor
will not be completing his run as Billy Flynn due to an extreme
case of strep throat. As a result of this sudden sickness, theatergoers
demanded a refund.The box office calculated approximately $400,000 in
refund requests for the show according to the New York Post.
official ladies and gentlemen! Bobby and Whitney are officially over!
Houston filed divorce papers in the Orange County Superior Court this
week. According to the papers, Houston asked to be granted custody of
their daughter Bobbi Kristina. Im sure miss Kristina would rather
live with mommy than a daddy that cant seem to get over his new
other news, R. Kellys court date has been delayed yet again.
His hearing has been rescheduled for October 27. Kelly has pleaded not
guilty to 14 counts of child pornography stemming from a videotape sent
to the Chicago Sun-Times that clearly shows him engaging in sexual activities
with a mere 14-year old girl. If convicted, Mr. R & B thug could face
up to 15 years in prison and would be forced to register as a sex offender.
Call him a pedophile, it suits him best dont you think??
a happier note, Justin Timberlake debuted his clothing line, William
Rast, on Tuesday night at L.A.s Social Hollywood Club. The collection,
which was named after his grandfather, is Denim based 50 % mens
and 50% womens. This clothing is [a] representative of where
we come from, stated Justin, Its sort of country, but
its also got a little edge and a little chic to it. Rast tees
retail from $23 to $59, Polos $69 and Denim from $125 to $225. Looking
forward to seeing what this clothing line will look like, are you?
you heard?? Rapper Fabolous walked out of jail on Wednesday (Oct.
18) when after a friend posted a $15,000 bail. Ohhhh and by the way, that
was a CASH bail. Police are still on a hunt for the shooters.
but certainly not least; Mr. Wesley Snipes could face up to 16 years
in prison if hes convicted of trying to defraud the government out
of $12 million. According to the Daily News, Snipes was indicted on 8
counts of tax fraud and charged with failing to file returns from 1999
through to 2004. He allegedly conspired with Eddie Ray Kahm and Douglass
Rosile to file false refund claims based on a false argument that
only income from foreign sources was subject to taxation.
where Snipes finds himself in some trouble because the government never paid
the multi-million dollar refunds Snipes claimed. So far Rosile has turned
himself in and Snipes and Kahn are nowhere to be found. I mean hasnt
he learned his lesson? This is the same man that lost his house to foreclosure
back in 2003 for failing to pay his taxes. With all that money, you would
think hed know what and what not do with it.
And that sums up this weeks
rundown on whats what in hip-hop, until next week my humble readers
is ya girl Miss Hinds Im out!