(Brooklyn, NY) – Rihanna’s highly anticipated new lingerie line is being featured at a pop-up shop in Brooklyn. The collection, which debuted online at midnight, is called Savage X Fenty and according to the superstar, was designed for all body types.
She also says the lingerie is affordable. The pop-up shop at 23 South Third Street runs until 8 p.m. tonight.
(Los Angeles, CA) – A man accused of raping a woman at Chris Brown’s house maintains his innocence. An attorney for Lowell Grissom Junior says the civil suit against his client is a “blatant attempt at a money grab.”
The lawyer is also blasting famed attorney Gloria Allred for exploiting her client. The civil suit alleges the woman was raped twice by Grissom during a party at Brown’s house.
(Edinburgh, Scotland) – The body of missing “Frightened Rabbit” singer Scott Hutchison has been found. The 36-year-old Hutchison had been missing since early Wednesday morning. His body was found late last night in Edinburgh.
In the hours leading up to his disappearance, Hutchison sent a handful of tweets that said, “Be so good to everyone you love. It’s not a given. I’m so annoyed that it’s not. I didn’t live by that standard and it kills me. Please, hug your loved ones.” His final tweet reads, “I’m away now. Thanks.”
(New York, NY) – Rapper Cardi B responds, then deletes her tweet addressing allegations of assault by two of her bodyguards on an autograph seeker. In her tweet, the rapper defended her relationship with her fans saying she takes a lot of pictures with fans, but says some people aren’t fans and she doesn’t know what their intentions are.
A video shows her bodyguards attacking a man outside the rap star’s hotel on the Upper East Side hours after she appeared at the Met Gala.
One of the singer’s bodyguards shoved the 33-year-old fan to the pavement and another kicked him in the head.
(New York, NY) – Some of the world’s biggest celebrities gathered for the annual Met Gala this evening in New York City. The theme for this year’s benefit is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and Catholic Imagination”, attendees were asked to interpret through their attire.
Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker and Katy Perry are some of the celebrities who stood out at last night’s Met Gala. The annual fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City featured the theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Rihanna arrived dressed as the pope, Parker had a nativity scene headpiece, and Perry wore six-foot angel wings.
Timothy Cardinal Dolan attended. According to an Archdiocese of New York spokesman, Cardinal Dolan will likely wear the cassock that he would don to any formal evening dinner.
Headpieces were the most common accessory of the night, with numerous stars showing up in crowns and halos. Among the men who stood out for their fashion choices were Michael B. Jordan, Shaun White, Chadwick Boseman and Jared Leto.
The night also included a proposal from rapper 2 Chainz to his longtime girlfriend.
(Oakland, CA) – Oakland rapper G-Eazy is speaking out on social media after his recent conviction of assault, drug possession, and resisting arrest in Sweden. The 28-year-old hip-hop star says on Instagram that he’s “embarrassed and apologetic beyond words” about last week’s arrest at a Stockholm nightclub.
The “No Limit” singer says he’s “grateful” to be a free man. He must now pay Swedish authorities about nine-thousand U.S. dollars for his crimes and pay restitution to the club bouncer that he allegedly assaulted. G-Eazy is currently on tour and will be performing Wednesday in Berlin, Germany.
(New York, NY) – The boyfriend of actor Morgan Freeman’s step-granddaughter is guilty of stabbing her to death. Thirty-three-year-old Lamar Davenport was found guilty of knifing 33-year-old E’Dena Hines outside the couple’s West 162nd apartment building in Washington Heights in August of 2015.During the trial, Davenport revealed Freeman had a sexual relationship with his adopted granddaughter, however Freeman has denied those claims. Davenport is scheduled to be sentenced May 29th and could get 25 years in prison.
(SL) – Meek Mill will be targeting the criminal justice system in a new docuseries. The project was announced yesterday by Mill, who recently got out of prison after serving five months of a two-to-four year sentence for a probation violation.
He said it will be a six-part Amazon series that will focus on Mill’s personal experience with the justice system and prison over the last ten years, and on incarceration rates among people of color.
It is being produced by rapper Jay-Z’s company, Roc Nation, and will premiere next year.
(New York, NY) – Federal authorities are issuing a subpoena for rap artist and entrepreneur Jay-Z. They’re ordering him to appear in Manhattan federal court next week relating to a fraud case with his clothing business Rocawear.
The Securities and Exchange Commission served Jay-Z, who’s real name is Shawn Carter, with an investigative subpoena in February. There has been no comment from Jay-Z on the investigation.
(Detroit, MI) – A Detroit radio station is no longer playing Kanye West’s music because of his comments about slavery. The hosts of 105.1 The Bounce announced yesterday his songs were banned from the airwaves because they think his speech too far by saying slavery was a choice. West made that comment during an appearance on “TMZ Live” earlier this week.
He said he believed it must have been since it existed for so long, then later wrote on Twitter that he only meant that people were mentally enslaved. His comments followed his series of tweets last week expressing his support for President Trump, who he said is his brother. The hosts of The Bounce say they no longer want to talk about the rapper, and refuse to continue giving him a platform.
Meanwhile, footwear company Adidas announced yesterday it is continuing its partnership with West, despite his controversial remarks. A petition was started online asking Adidas to drop the rapper over his slavery beliefs. The company’s CEO said West’s comment was just an idea, and that he is an important part of Adidas’ strategy.