(Sandy Springs, GA-AP) — Rapper Offset is a wanted man. A report says police in Georgia have issued a felony arrest warrant for the rapper, after he smacked a man’s phone out of his hand at a Target store last month. It then allegedly fell to the ground and shattered.
The man was recording a video of Offset, which shows the rapper hitting the phone. The incident is a felony because of the device’s 800-dollar value.
(SL) — The 7’3 giant who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies is dead at the age of 74.
Peter Mayhew’s family says he passed away on April 30th at his home in North Texas. In a statement, they said Mayhew put his heart and soul into playing the role of the tall, furry Wookiee co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon.
There’s no word on the cause of his death. Mayhew leaves behind a wife and three children, as well as millions of devoted Star Wars fans.
(Los Angeles, CA) – Samantha Smith is keeping her promise to her late brother Ermias Asghedom. When he was murdered in front of his Marathon Clothing store back in March, she vowed to take care of his 10-year old daughter Emani.
She has officially began the process to make it legal. Nipsey Hussle’s sister is filing for custody. Smith filed legal documents yesterday asking for guardianship of Emani Asghedom.
Smith claims that Asghedom’s mother is unable to take care of her. Reportedly, Nipsey took care of Emani. He also has a two-year-old son with Lauren London.
(Los Angeles, CA) – Reports have been conflicting since he suffered a massive stroke on April 17th, but now it appears the worst has been confirmed. Legendary film director John Singleton has died.
Singleton checked himself into Cedars Sinai after returning from a trip to Costa Rica. He was experiencing problems with his legs and wasn’t feeling well. He had a stroke in his hospital room.
Conflicting reports followed. Some said he was okay. Others said he was in a coma and even after yesterday’s report that he was on life support and unresponsive, another report surfaced saying he was in a medically induced coma and that he was getting better by the day. That obviously was not true.
The varying stories can most likely be attributed to the battle of his estate. Allegedly, the family had been in a dispute over who should be granted conservatorship since he slipped into a coma.
Singleton made history after becoming the youngest person ever to be nominated for an Oscar, at the age of 24, for his film “Boyz In The Hood” He went on to direct projects of all genres including 2 Fast and Furious, Four Brothers and Black Snake Moan. He was also a producer on the highly acclaimed “Hustle and Flow”.
Most recently, his FX serious “Snowfall” was preparing for its third season.
Singleton has four children; Hadar Busia-Singleton, Cleopatra Singleton, Justice Maya Singleton, Maasai Mohandas Singleton
(Los Angeles, CA) — Oscar-nominated director John Singleton’s condition is worse than first reported. Early reports said he had suffered from a stroke but was doing okay.
Now, it’s being said that he is in fact in a coma after suffering a stroke last week. Legal documents filed by his mom say Singleton suffered a major stroke and is unable to provide for his personal or physical needs. She wants conservatorship. She says Singleton was on the brink of a major settlement before he had a stroke. She wants the legal right to finish the deal and take over his responsibilities.
The 51-year-old “Boyz N the Hood” director checked himself into a Los Angeles hospital last week after having leg problems. He suffered the stroke while in the hospital.
(Houston, TX-AP) — Rapper Bun B is thanking fans for their support after he got into a shootout with an armed intruder at his Houston home.
The suspect is DeMonte Jackson, who was arrested after being treated for a gunshot wound to his shoulder. Police say a masked man knocked on the door of the rapper’s home.
His wife answered, thinking it was a delivery. When confronted with a gun she gave him some valuables and the keys to her car. The rapper heard the commotion, grabbed a gun, and confronted the intruder in the garage, exchanging gunfire.
As the intruder fled, his mask fell off. When he arrived at the hospital, Bun B was able to identify him and he was arrested.
(Boston, MA-AP) – Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband want to see the evidence against them in the college admissions cheating case. Lawyers for the actress and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, filed documents requesting the government turn over the evidence in their case.
The couple are accused of paying 500-thousand dollars in bribes to get their daughters into USC. They are among dozens of wealthy parents charged in the scam. Loughlin and Gianulli are charged with money laundering and conspiracy after turning down a plea agreement.
(AP) — Beyonce is releasing a surprise album today to coincide with her new Netflix documentary Homecoming.
The unannounced 38-track live album is from her 2018 performance at Coachella.
The documentary also covers the same event, which fans came to call Beychella.
(Miami, FL-AP) — A judge is issuing an emergency order to keep prosecutors from releasing police videos, taken of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft at a Florida spa. This afternoon the Palm Beach County State Attorney announced plans to share the videos publicly in a court filing citing Florida’s disclosure laws.
The videos allegedly show Kraft engaging in sex acts at a massage parlor on two occasions in January. But late today the judge in the case ruled the video should not be made public, and a hearing will be held in two weeks to discuss the matter further. The 77-year-old billionaire is charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution.
(Los Angeles, CA) – The last person posthumously celebrated inside the Staples Center before Nipsey Hussle was Michael Jackson. Let that marinate for a moment.
The Rapper/Entrepreneur was remembered by thousands of fans and family members during a 4-hour memorial/celebration of life Thursday where the seeds were planted to continue the Marathon.
More than 21,000 people packed the Staples Center and then thousands upon thousands more lined the streets to pay respect to the slain artist who lost his life on March 31st to gun violence. As the LA Times reports, the procession made its way from downtown L.A. to Watts and then to Inglewood on Thursday. Groups of mourners gathered at several intersections along the 25.5-mile route, some leaning out to touch the silver hearse as it passed and others dodging a long line of cars and motorcycles to snap photos.
A stop at Nipsey’s Marathon Clothing Store was also made.
Hussle’s impact was so intense former President Barack Obama even penned a letter about him. Obama’s letter was read at the memorial service. He said, in it. that while he had never met Hussle and had only heard his music through his daughters, he did learn about his community work after his death.He said Hussle saw potential and hope in his Crenshaw community, and his choice to invest in it is “a legacy worthy of celebration.” He also said he hopes Hussle’s memory inspires more good work in Crenshaw and other communities.
The Marathon must continue!