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Nicki Minaj will take the stand during her brother’s child rape trial

  • 6:48 am Friday, October 20th, 2017 by Estee

Nicki will be the star witness during Jelani Maraj’s court case in NYC, where he is accused of raping his then 11-year-old stepdaughter in 2015.

Nicki’s brother’s defense attorney, David Schwartz, told jurors his client’s then-wife, Jacqueline Robinson, forced her children to lie to authorities in an attempt to squeeze $25 million out of Nicki.

His attorney also says she made these claims up to get over $25 million and that she planned on marrying him only to get close to Nicki and extort her.

L.A. burglars really hit a big one when they decided to break into Mariah Carey’s mansion

  • 6:40 am Friday, October 20th, 2017 by Estee

L.A. burglars really hit a big one when they decided to break into Mariah Carey’s mansion and stealing $50,000 worth of stuff.

Law enforcement sources tell us Mariah’s crib was hit around 3 AM Thursday. It appears they got in through a window or door on an upper floor … a ladder was found in the backyard.

Surprisingly, we’re told the crooks didn’t make off with any fabulous jewelry. Instead, they bagged up $50k worth of purses and sunglasses.

Cops are investigating, and think there’s a connection with these robberies too: Jason Derulo, Alanis Morissette, David Spade, Emmy Rossum and Scott Disick — to name just a few.

Kanye reportedly driving Kim ‘crazy’ with his list of demands for surrogate

  • 7:11 am Thursday, October 19th, 2017 by Estee

Kanye West is reportedly driving Kim crazy with his demands for the surrogate.

According to Heat, he’s demanding the unnamed woman be available whenever he asks, with the couple randomly making surprise visits to check she’s following his rules.

“He’s literally checked everything in her home for safety, right down to the soap she uses,” says the source.

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“She always needs to make sure everything in her home is up to their exacting standards.”

“Kim just lets Kanye be Kanye, but she feels bad for the woman carrying their baby, because she knows how strict he can be,” the source adds.

“He’s now pushing Kim to let the surrogate actually move [More]

The NFL is trying to find a solution to the controversial National Anthem protests

  • 7:59 am Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 by Estee

Earleir this month, there was talk that the owners might demand that the players stand, through a rule or some other agreement.

Well, that isn’t happening, at least for now.

Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league met with some players yesterday, but it was more about understanding the meaning behind the protests.

Goodell was asked if the league was seeking a commitment from the players to stand . . . and he said, “We did not ask for that.  We spent today talking about the issues that players have been trying to bring attention to . . . issues to make our communities better.

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Ed Sheeran’s bike injury WILL cost him his next several shows

  • 7:56 am Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 by Estee

He confirmed yesterday that he’s canceling five upcoming dates in Asia, because he broke his right wrist and left elbow.

He posted a message saying, “I’m waiting to see how the healing progresses before we have to decide on shows beyond that.  Please stay tuned for more details.  PS – Ed isn’t typing this as he has both arms casted / bandaged.”

A British tabloid says Ed was knocked off his bike by a car, but that hasn’t been confirmed.

 

Pink is a huge Mary J Blige fan . . . but the feeling is not mutual

  • 7:42 am Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 by Estee

Pink recently said she approached Mary a while back, and asked her if she wanted to collaborate on anything.

Pink said, “She just took one look at me and she goes, ‘No.’  I go, ‘Okay! I love you, Mary!  I’ll see you again!’”

Pink wasn’t being sarcastic, she was cool with it.  And this happened back in 2000 . . . so there’s a decent chance that Mary’s answer would be different today.

Busta Rhymes Loses His Cool in Miami

  • 5:33 pm Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 by nigelsealy

Busta Rhymes was in Miami part of Diddy Revolt Music Conference over the weekend.

But his temper got the best of him over the weekend. Busta Rhymes is face to face some guy who he has a disagreement and things get heated. The guy  put an arm out to keep Busta Rhymes at a distance. After that Busta Rhymes almost lost his cool but his crew diffused the problem before it went out of hand.

It’s unknown what sparked the altercation between Busta Rhymes and the guy.

This is not the first incident when Busta Rhymes has lost his cool. Back in 2015, Busta [More]

DJ Khaled , Chris Brown and More Land BET Soul Train Nominations

  • 4:43 pm Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 by nigelsealy

With the BET Hip Hop Awards now in the history books, the 2017 Soul Train Awards is now upon us. The nominations were announced for this year award show, topping the nominations was Bruno Mars,  DJ Khaled, French Montana, Cardi B, 6lack, Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Chance The Rapper, Yo Gotti & Nicki Minaj, Drake, Travis Scott, Childish Gambino and many more.

There are a lot of hip hop nominations at this year Soul Train Awards that is typical geared toward R&B singers.

The Soul Train Awards air November 26 on BET.

Below is the list of nominees for BET Soul Train Award:

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Best [More]

A Former Pussycat Doll Says the Group Was Like a Prostitution Ring

  • 6:46 am Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 by Estee

Kaya Jones was briefly a member of the Pussycat Dolls, when they put out their first album back in 2005 . . . and over the weekend, she had some harsh words about the experience.

She Tweeted, “I wasn’t in a girl group.  I was in a prostitution ring, [who] happened to sing and be famous.  While everyone who owned us made the money.”  She said they only got $500 a week.

✔@KayaJones

My truth.I wasn’t in a girl group. I was in a prostitution [More]

Rihanna Gets A Street Named After Her In Barbados

  • 6:12 pm Monday, October 16th, 2017 by nigelsealy

Rihanna has a lot to be happy about it’s being reported that she will be getting a street named in her hometown of Barbados.

Rihanna who was born near Westbury will get a street named after in honor Barbados 51st Celebrations. The Prime Minister of Barbados will honor Rihanna and change the name of the street in part of the celebration.

In an acceptance speech at Harvard University Rihanna said:

“When I was five or six years old, I remember watching TV and I would see these commercials and I was watching other children suffer in other parts of the world and you [More]