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July 28, 2017

R. Kelly

R. Kelly has found himself at the center of damning allegations once again.

In an explosive story published by Buzzfeed on Monday (July 17), there are claims that the R&B crooner is running a sex-fueled “cult” consisting of several young women.

The jaw-dropping allegations made in the story were primarily made by the parents of the women who are allegedly being held against their will by Kelly.

One parent, who is simply referred to as “J.” in the story, recalled meeting Kelly with her daughter, an aspiring singer, backstage at a concert in Indio, California in 2015. Kelly flew J. and her teen daughter out to the concert after meeting the 19-year-old at a show in Atlanta.

From there, the two reportedly engaged in secret communications, with J.’s daughter eventually moving into one of the homes Kelly rents out for his women.

According to three former associates of Kelly’s, Cheryl Mack, Kitti Jones, and Asante McGee, “six women live in properties rented by Kelly in Chicago and the Atlanta suburbs, and he controls every aspect of their lives: dictating what they eat, how they dress, when they bathe, when they sleep, and how they engage in sexual encounters that he records.”

Kelly’s former assistant Cheryl Mack provided more insight on the women’s living conditions, and even went so far as to refer to Kelly as a “puppet master.”


June 14,, 2017

P Diddy

With earnings stacked at a staggering $130 million, Sean “Diddy” Combs is the world’s highest-paid celebrity, according to Forbes’ 2017 list of The World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities.

While this latest feat from the laser-focused Diddy is already impressive enough, the Bad Boy Records mogul also moved up over 22 spots from last year’s list. His 2016 earnings were listed at $62 million.

Trailing closely behind the 47-year-old entrepreneur in the #2 spot is Houston megastar Beyoncé, who made an even bigger jump from last year’s list. She was previously listed at #34, sandwiched between actor Matt Damon and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

Other Hip Hop/R&B artists to break into the Top 10 include Drake (#4) and The Weeknd (#6).



May 9, 2017

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj gave back to her fans in a big way last Saturday night (May 6), by agreeing to pay the tuition, bills and loan debts of several of her fans.

Nicki had originally planned to fly out fans from all over the world as part of her #RegretInYourTearsChallenge contest, but one clever fan asked the Queens rapper to help pay for his education instead.


May 4, 2017

Drake

As the buzz dies down about Drake reportedly getting model Layla Lace pregnant, it looks like another baby mama drama might be brewing.

Reports are that another woman, Sophie Brussaux, has hired two lawyers to get a paternity test from Drizzy and get the paperwork for child support ready. The woman was seen with the Toronto star earlier this year as he was touring Europe, and she claims she is three-and-a-half months pregnant, which would put the date of conception to around the time they were dining in Amsterdam.

Brussaux, also known as Rosee Divine, says she has text messages from Drake to prove he admitted to being the father and asked her to get an abortion.

The More Life rapper’s team adamantly denies that he is the father and says the woman, who hails from France, had sex with another famous rapper around the same time.

“This woman has a very questionable background,” the source said. “She has admitted to having multiple relationships. We understand she may have problems getting into the United States. She’s one of many women claiming he got them pregnant. … If it is in fact Drake’s child, which he does not believe, he would do the right thing by the child.”

Drake reportedly shot down the rumors that he got Lace pregnant. Only time will tell if this new allegation holds.



May 3, 2017

Jay-Z

Jay Z is being sued by a company that claims it owns the rights to the Roc Nation logo and that the rap mogul has been plastering the signature paper plane image on Major League Baseball merchandise without its permission.

Iconix Brand Group filed a lawsuit against Hov for $10 million. The company says in court documents that it paid $204 million for the rights to the paper plane image and now controls its licensing.

Iconix takes issues with the Roc Nation logo appearing on select MLB merchandise, including hats and jerseys. It is dragging New Era, Lids and the San Francisco Giants to court as well.