Sunday, April 21, 2019

Aubrey O'Day gets called out for plagiarizing another model's photo

Aubrey O' Day from Danity Kane is getting called out for plagiarizing and photo-shopping herself in another artist's work.

The photo in question comes from Aubrey's Instagram account where she posted a picture of herself in a bathing suit and boots, laying in a desert with Deserto de Mojave (a desert in California) as the location tagged for the photo. Aubrey also tagged Fashion Nova so it's most likely a sponsored post.

Well, numerous peeps on Twitter have since called out the 35-year-old singer for plagiarizing because: 1) Aubrey allegedly photo-shopped herself on top of another model, and 2) the photo in question is supposedly not even take in Deserto de Mojav but was taken years ago in Namibia, a country in southwest Africa.

Symara Templeman, the international model in the original photo, posted about it on her Instagram page and wrote, "Fuck....... a little filter... enlarge image....... Photoshop original model out, and put another in. And here we are .... just so so tiring, being constantly used, underappreciated."

Symara continued, "We worked so hard to create these beautiful images out in the Namibian desert. And then you have this. It's just...I'm so upset by this #aubreyoday."

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Beyonce has us ready for summer with 'Before I Let Go' cover off her new live album

Late last night, Beyonce dropped a new 40-track live album titled Homecoming: The Live Album in addition to her new Coachella "Homecoming" concert film which is currently streaming on Netflix. 

The live album is split into 40 tracks and captures the same Coachella set, including solo hits, her reunion with Destiny’s Child, various interludes and a version of the hymn, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which features her daughter Blue Ivy.

The album is on all streaming services and fans have been losing their shit all day (including me)!

Her bonus track, the "Before I Let Go" cover, already has us ready for summer cookouts and pool parties! The classic song, of course, is originally by Frankie Beverly And Maze. 

Bey also dropped a second new bonus track “I Been On," which is a alternate studio version of the Beychella song.

Homecoming: The Live Album was released across major streaming platforms including Tidal, Spotify and Apple Music.
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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Petty King: 50 Cent trademarks Teairra Mari’s ‘I Ain’t Got It’ catchphrase and trolls her on social media

50 Cent has taken his petty ways to a whole other level!

On Thursday (April 11), 50 jumped on his Instagram account to unveil new merch with the saying "I Ain't Got It" or "She Ain't Got It," which are both references to Teairra Mari's new 50 Cent diss song, "I Aint' Got It." 

Teairra dropped the diss record and her own merch in response to owing the rapper $30K. 

See, 50 won against Teairra in the revenge porn case stemming from the time he uploaded leaked explicit images of the reality show star last year after her nudes leaked online. And, he has been messing with her on social media ever since and reminding Teairra that she owes him money.

Back in February, Teairra was adamant that 50 was never going to see his money.

Teairra recently announced on her IG page that she ended 50's career following the release of her diss song. 

"I hate 2 go back & forth but some1 should’ve ended this Imposters career a long time ago..Who would have thought it would’ve been me???" she stated. 

50 was quick to point out that Teairra didn't protect her new idea and he wrote, “Somebody forgot to trademark this, so I’ll just take it."

Yup, he straight up hijacked Teairra's music, merch and overall idea so she can't make money off of it.

50 bought the domain name "," and the site redirects to his G-Unit store. 

This is almost as good as when Hot 97 bought the domain and forwarded visitors to their website, lol. 
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Karen Civil calls out Reggie Bush for launching an unauthorized Nipsey Hussle GoFundMe campaign

Karen Civil called out former NFL player Reggie Bush out for launching a GoFundMe page to raise money for Nipsey Hussle's kids without consent from Nipsey's family.

Reggie tweeted on Friday to announce that he and his wife Lilit Avagyan donated $10,000 to Nipsey's two children. He also encouraged others to help them reach their $100,000 goal.

Well, that got shut down QUICK.

In since-deleted tweets, Karen said that Nipsey's family didn't approve of the GoFundMe page. And, she also pointed that a foundation for community efforts will kick off soon.

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Reggie deleted his announcement tweet and the GoFundMe page has since been deleted.

But, it didn't stop there. Reggie also posted a response to Karen. In a lengthy Instagram post, he wrote: 

"Wait wait wait wait one minute. I just heard about this story I'm sorry but I must defend myself here. This is beyooond me! I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO GAIN FROM THIS!!!! [...] Not sure where this came from or who you spoke to but you must be sadly mistaken if you think we just lost our minds and made up some fake gofundme page."
Karen then responded to Reggie on Twitter and said Nipsey's family asked him not to do this:  

And, the two went back and forth on Instagram:

Oop! Well, hopefully these two don't go back and forth anymore and all can be forgotten. 
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Nipsey Hussle was a hometown hero and many of us didn't know until he was gone

Nipsey Hussle's grieving family members, friends and fans were among thousands and thousands who filled the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday (April 11) for his funeral as many lined nearby streets to say their final goodbye to the slain rapper.

The Grammy-nominated rapper, entrepreneur and community leader, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom, was shot and killed on March 31 in front of his Marathon Clothing store in the Crenshaw neighborhood of South Los Angeles. He was 33 years old. 

Nipsey was laid to rest at Forest Lawn in Hollywood Hills on Friday during a private burial.

The memorial service, described as a celebration of his life, was attended by numerous celebrities who were friends of Nipsey, including Jay-Z, Beyonce, Diddy, Usher, Snoop Dog, Russell Westbrook, and more. Stevie Wonder, Marsha Ambrosius, Jhene Aiko and Anthony Hamilton performed during the celebration of life. 

Fans, who are California residents, had the opportunity to get free tickets, which were snapped up within minutes, to attend the event.

Nipsey Hussle was a hometown hero and many of us didn't know until he was gone

I never really listened to Nipsey's music until recently, and I didn't know much about the man except for the fact that he was a rapper who was recently nominated for a Grammy for 'Best Rap Album,' and I also knew he dated Lauren London. But, he was so much more...

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After seeing the outpour of support from his community, his friends, family and other celebrities, I realized: this guy was (and still is) a HUGE deal. He touched a lot of lives in a positive way. I never knew ... until now.

Former President Barack Obama even wrote a letter in tribute of Nipsey!

Nipsey was someone who was good for the culture. His community development and business strategy was very much appreciated all over the world. And, I became intrigued. So, I looked more into the man who was loved so much by many. 

The west coast hip hop legend really made a change in his Crenshaw community, and he turned his passion and talent into multiple business ventures. He started in this parking lot on the corner of Slauson and Crenshaw streets, and like many upcoming rappers, he would sell his unsigned mixtapes out of the trunk of his car.

He once sold an impressive 1,000 copies of his Crenshaw mixtape for $100 each back in 2013... a mixtape that Jay-Z bought 100 copies of! 

Nipsey eventually purchased the strip mall parking lot where he used to sell his mixtapes. The lot includes businesses, such as a basic needs store, a barbershop, a seafood restaurant, and The Marathon Clothing Store, which not only sells the rapper’s label and music but clothing as well. He was also recognized for his entrepreneurship in Forbes Magazine.

He invested in cryptocurrency, real estate, and had recently opened Vector 90, a co-working space and incubator that also served as a STEM center for youth.

I became inspired to watch some videos of Nipsey talking about his business ventures. He was truly a hustler at heart, he was very smart, and he was always willing to give back to his community. 

His Marathon store is a smart-store, as he called it "the world's first smart store." Customers can download a free app and use it to access exclusive content that can only be accessed while inside the store. It gives fans an exclusive in-store experience. How genius is that!

Nipsey has also been open about owning 100% of all the masters to his music!

At his ceremony of life memorial, Nipsey's older brother, Samiel Asghedom, gave an emotional speech and shared a story of when Nipsey was 12 years old and he built a computer!

The out pour of love continues to roll in from celebrities and fans. 
Some look at Nipsey as the millennial generation’s Tupac. Jermaine Dupri even went as far as to say he believes Nipsey was Jesus. 
Nipsey was truly a hometown hero and he never hesitated to drop knowledge, motivate and inspire others, share his business tips, and help put others on.

His goal was to leave a legacy and financial stability for his children, and he did just that. He built his own empire. He saw the value of entrepreneurship and legacy wealth-building as a way of empowering the black community.

Nipsey once said, “We playing the long game. We don’t want the money to stop when we go. When we can’t work no more. We want it to outlive us, we want it to be generational."

The marathon continues!
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