There was a whole lot going on at Luckie Food Lounge last night. Not only was it DJ Trauma’s birthday celebration, but apparently Jeremih (Birthday Sex) was holding an industry meet & greet on the same night. It was definitely an overbooked location and I’m sure you’ve already read or heard about the violence that turned a positive evening into a news event. Prior to all the drama outside and besides the fact that Luckie’s a/c was on ‘HELL’ it was fun fun fun for all! Ludacris, Super-producers Jermaine Dupri and Jazze Phae and Drumma Boy from BET’s Dreamland, Ludacris, Chaka (President of DTP), Estelle, Jeremih, Young Jeezy, DJ Drama, DJ Toomp, Kandi Burress (Housewives of Atlanta) all flowed through in support of your boy Trauma….or was it for Jeremih.
Atlanta was the central celebration location yesterday (June 16th) for what would have been Tupac Shakur’s 38th birthday. The 1st annual Tupac Birthday All-Star Benefit Concert was held at The Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Atlanta and his mother, Afeni Shakur & actor/comedian Mike Epps joined forces to honor the fallen rapper.
The unique partnership was created by Epps, who despite juggling a national comedy tour, promotion of the new DVD “Funny Bidness” and two box-office films, “Next Day Air” and “Janky Promoters,” felt honored to interrupt his busy schedule to celebrate the late rapper:
“I’m a long-time fan of Pac’s music. It’s always been the soundtrack for overcoming struggle and when my life was in a desolate place it was his messages that helped bring me through,” says Epps. “I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for his inspiration. It’s an honor for me to stand alongside his mother, Afeni Shakur in celebrating such a personal moment in her son’s history.”
Check out a few flix below:
Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur receives the gift of art.
Check out the trailer video for Tiny and Toya’s new reality show on BET. The show’s debut is scheduled to air on June 30th at 10 PM on BET (Black entertainment television) but a sneak peek is planned to air during the BET awards, which is scheduled to air June 28th. Stay tuned….this show should be hilarious!
Meet Sandra Alford, 46 of Lilburn, Georgia. Alford was arrested Friday for false imprisonment and cruelty to children for using handcuffs to restrain her 15-year-old son after either she or family friend Larry Powell (pictured below) called Lilburn police to report an “unruly juvenile.”
Police arrived and were told that the two were attempting to perform an “exorcism” on the young boy. An investigation revealed that the teen had been held against his will with handcuffs and was denied food and water for periods of 12 hours at a time over a three-day period as the two attempted to evict the evil spirit that had taken over his body. The teen was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries and dehydration and later released.
The officer who applied for the arrest warrants noted that Alfred may suffer from schizophrenia and delusions. She and Powell both remain in jail awaiting a June 26th hearing. The case is now under investigation by the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office and the Department of Family and Children’s Services.
All I wanna know is…how did investigators know they were lying about the exorcism? Who’s to say that bad “A”zz kid wasn’t possessed? *sigh* Now there’s one more teen aged devil walking amongst us. Lord save us all…