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by Jay Alexander posted Jun 25 2014 12:01PM

Taylor Gang leader Wiz Khalifa was among the defendants named in a lawsuit filed in West Virginia. Ryan Smith is suing Khalifa (born Cameron Thomaz), along with Rostrum Records, 4.0 Entertainment, Tunez and Cue LLC, Daryl Tyler Jr., Drew Ellison of HowFlyHipHop, Leyonne Pryce, Courtney Williams, and 40 unnamed others, for an alleged assault that took place on April 11, 2013.

 

 

According to The West Virginia Record, Smith claims he was attacked at the Tunez and Cue restaurant in Morgantown, and as a result he suffered a broken jaw and other injuries which led to him undergoing reconstructive surgery and dental work.

 

 

The suit states the defendants’ acts and omissions were the direct cause of Smith’s loss of income, disability, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. The complaint was filed on May 26 in Monongalia Circuit Court.

 

Smith says he attended the Taylor Gang Goodstock Tour event organized by Rostrum Records, 4.0, and HowFlyHipHop at Tunez and Cue. During an intermission Tyler and the unknown defendants allegedly started an “unprovoked” assault against Smith. The alleged attackers were said to be contracted by the named defendants.

by Jay Alexander posted Jun 25 2014 11:56AM

Beyoncé is coming back to HBO, but instead of airing another music concert special, she's doing something a little different. Beginning June 29, the premium cable channel will air "Beyonce: X10," a series of four-minute performances taken from recently completed Mrs. Carter Show world tour.

 

 

The episodes will include Beyoncé's performances of "Blow/Cherry," "Drunk in Love," "Ghost/Haunted," "Flawless/Yoncé," "Get Me Bodied/Baby Boy/Diva," "Girls," "Heaven," "Partition," "Why Don’t You Love Me?" and "XO." Each new episode will air immediately before a new episode of "True Blood" on Sunday nights.

 

 

 

Beyoncé's last special for HBO was the 2013 autobiographical documentary film she directed, "Life Is But a Dream," which combined behind-the-scenes footage, private home movies and concert footage from her four-night revue in Atlantic City.

 

 

 

The first airing of the film had an audience of 1.8 million, which was the largest audience the channel had seen for a documentary in nearly 10 years.

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by Jay Alexander posted Jun 25 2014 11:55AM


DJ Funk Flex has had his fair share of beef lately. After going back and forth with Dame Dash the DJ has taken aim at fellow radio personality, Power 105’s DJ Envy. The Hot 97 host got personal with Envy posting a picture of a cease-and-desist letter from The Breakfast Club host’s attorney.

 

The picture’s caption said, “McGriff the Snitch aka lil power ranger always talking to police and lawyers sending over paperwork!!! #stoptalkingtopolice.” Envy went on to post a response on Instagram upholding the same letter, adding the following statement. “Now this is a Cease & Desist…. Full letter… No snitching, no police, no statements… this is a letter to a business… Stopping a coward from lying and making up stories…

 

Any TRUE Dad or HUSBAND would do the same… Chess not checkers… @djfunkflexYour a lying, worthless, jealous, pathetic, old man… we all know your going thru a lot.. But lying is not the answer.. You have been in this business to long to go out like a bitch!!!

 

You are 55 years old acting like a child… Be truthful with yourself bruh.. you are killing your legacy… We know your not tough, your not a thug, no fists, no gunplay just a man that likes to DJ… Be that man… We are excited Angie is part of the team and will continue to celebrate that…. I will not respond to your shenanigans again… Lights Out!!!”

 

This is not the first time the two have had issues. For years they have gone at it. Funk Flex’s beef with The Breakfast Club started when the morning show covered a story on Hot 97’s DJ Mr. Cee’s sex scandal with a transsexual.

 

 


 
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by Jay Alexander posted Jun 25 2014 11:52AM

As planned, All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony will file notice with the New York Knicks on Monday that he plans to exercise the early termination option on his contract and become a free agent on July 1, a league source told Yahoo Sports. Anthony has a Monday deadline to opt out of the $23.5 million deal for the 2014-'15 season.

 


Anthony is determined to explore free agency and will closely examine opportunities with the Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets, league sources said. New York can offer Anthony, 30, the most money and security -- a five-year, $125 million-plus contract -- but he's intrigued with the chance to join an immediate contender in Chicago and Houston, league sources said.

 

 

New York can't begin to get out from under its salary cap issues until next summer. Chicago and Houston have work to do to clear salary cap space to sign Anthony to four-year deals in the $90 million range but are working on contingencies to do so should Anthony decide he wants to sign with them.
 

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People : Carmelo Anthony
by Jay Alexander posted Jun 25 2014 11:50AM

It is rare that Hip Hop fans get the chance to see how some of their favorite rappers interact with each other off camera. Chuck D allowed the world to get a glimpse at his relationship with the late icon Tupac Shakur.
Chuck posted a picture to Twitter of a letter 2Pac supposedly wrote to him in September of 1995.

 

In the hand written note, Pac said he loves and respects Chuck, and he also asked the Public Enemy member if he would collaborate with him on a new program, song, and movie.



Read Tupac’s letter below.

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by Jay Alexander posted Jun 25 2014 11:47AM


Top Dawg Entertainment emcee Schoolboy Q was involved in a shooting that took place outside the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado on Thursday night. While Schoolboy was not harmed after shots were reportedly fired into a SUV, three other people in the vehicle were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities believe the incident was not a random act.

 

 

“This is not just a coincidence. We think there is probably more to it than that,” statedJefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Jacki Kelley. “It does seem to be more targeted than random.”
The shooting took place in the parking lot outside Red Rocks, but the victims managed to drive into Denver where they were stopped by police.

 

 

Schoolboy and another uninjured person were briefly detained by officers at the scene, but no one in his entourage was arrested. The three suffering from gunshot wounds were eventually taken to Denver Health Medical Center. One victim has already been released.

 

 

No arrests have been made as of yet, but authorities claims to have received numerous tips about the incident. According to reports, police are looking for a man armed with a rifle. It is still unclear if Schoolboy was the target of the attack. “We’re trying to identify and locate the suspect,” said Kelley.


 
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Location : ColoradoDenver
People : Jacki Kelley
by Jay Alexander posted Jun 25 2014 11:45AM

Reports began circulating over the weekend that Miami based rapper Rick Ross was not able to perform at HOT 107.5′s Summer Jamz in Detroit. Ross’ cancellation was allegedly caused by local rapper Trick Trick’s “No Fly Zone” laws which prevent artists from making money in the city without getting their “clearance papers” approved by the Goon Sqwad member.

 


Ross was confronted by over 100 people outside the Chene Park Amphitheater – the site were Summer Jamz was being held. The Maybach Music Group leader and his management team reportedly felt his life was in danger and decided to leave the venue before performing.

 


The Right Productions, Inc manages and operates Chene Park. The company released a statement about the Rick Ross Summer Jamz cancellation. Shahida Mausi, president and CEO of Right Productions tells HipHopnews24-7.com:

 


This incident greatly saddens me and our entire team at The Right Productions who work so diligent to host and produce outstanding entertainment performances at Chene Park. Reports from our venue operations and security teams indicate as a result of between 100-150 individuals lead by a local rapper, prevented and threatened to harm Ross if he entered the grounds to perform at Chene Park Amphitheater.

 

 

The band of individuals orchestrated a human blockade around the service entrance to the venue – preventing Mr. Ross and his entourage from entering the premises. A decision was made from Mr. Ross’ team the conditions were becoming threatening and posed a security risk.

 

 

We want to extend our deepest regrets to our patrons who attended Summer Jamz 17 who should have been treated to an outstanding performance from Rick Ross. We have the upmost respect for our guests at Chene Park and they deserve better. This is the fifth Summer Jamz event we have hosted with our partner Radio One and Host 107.5 FM – and until this point with no incident.

 

 

 

Acts of intimidation, bullying, threats or violence of any kind that compromises the security and enjoyment of our shows will not be tolerated at Chene Park. I will be reviewing this matter with our collective team and sponsoring host to ensure the integrity and respect we hold for our patrons and artists is upheld for future acts performing at Chene Park Amphitheater.

 

 

 

Despite missing out on headliner Rick Ross, the people in attendance at Summer Jamz 17 were able to see B.o.B, A$AP Ferg, Sevyn Steeter, Rico Love, Boldy James, and Scarface.

by Jay Alexander posted Jun 25 2014 11:42AM

Jay Z and Beyoncé may be attending counseling. According to OK Magazine the power couple has been chosen to attend couple’s therapy three times a week due to the elevator debacle with Beyoncé’s younger sister Solange at the Met Ball. 

 

There was speculation that Solange attacked Jay Z because he was messing around with Dame Dash’s ex-wife Rachel Roy.

 

A source to told OK that Jigga called his rumored mistress in front of his wife requesting that they end their relationship. “No more cozy dinners, no more late-night phone calls,” said the source. “He’s even deleted her number from his phone.”

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by Jay Alexander posted Jun 25 2014 11:38AM


After Angie Martinez shocked the world last week by leaving Hot 97 and making the power move to 105, everybody has been waiting to her reasoning as to why. The people will finally get there chance to hear Angie’s logic behind her decision as she’ll appear on Power 105′s The Breakfast Club tomorrow morning.

 

 

Last week, one-third of the infamous trio, Charlamagne Tha God, warmly welcomed his new colleague by posting a meme on Instagram touting the radio station’s dominance and power move by dubbing himself, Angie, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee The N.W.O. – which stands for the New World Order.

 

Charlamagne’s caption read ”Just a Reminder we will be interviewing radio royalty this Tuesday on @breakfastclubam Angie Martinez. Can’t f****** wait!

Billboard interviewed Martinez and received a tidbit of information as to why she left, citing that her decision stemmed from her ultimately doing the best for her career and her family.

 

 

Earlier today, it was reported that Cipha Sounds will be replacing Angie Martinez on Hot 97. Be on the lookout for her interview with The Breakfast Club TODAY!! 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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by Jay Alexander posted Jun 25 2014 11:32AM
 


NBA prospect Andrew Wiggins was questioned by police about a stabbing outside of a nightclub where he was partying this weekend ... but he's NOT considered a suspect ... TMZ Sports has learned.

 

We know ... Wiggins was at Time nightclub in Toronto -- partying with Juicy J from Three 6 Mafia -- early Monday morning when 2 people were stabbed outside the club around 1:30 AM.

 

Cops raced to the scene ... and we're told they interviewed several people in the hopes of getting a description of the suspect -- including 19-year-old Wiggins and Juicy J.

 

Law enforcement tells us ... the victims took themselves to the hospital for treatment (and will be OK) ... but were not cooperative with police.

 

Cops are adamant both Wiggins and Juicy J were never considered suspects -- and it's unclear if they were able to provide any valuable information to cops.

 

So far, no arrests have been made.


 
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Location : Toronto
People : Andrew WigginsJuicy J
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