Via The Smoking Gun:
Meet Plaxico Burress. The former New York Giants receiver posed this week for the below New York State Department of Correctional Services mug shot after he began serving a two-year prison sentence. Burress, 32, pleaded guilty last month to felony charges stemming from an accidental shooting last year at a Manhattan nightclub.
The “accidental shooting” involved Plaxico carrying a concealed weapon in the club which slid out of his waistband and down his leg. In an attempt to secure the weapon, Plaxico inadvertently grabbed the trigger, causing the gun to fire and subsequently shooting himself in the leg. I believe that it was the events that followed the shooting and not the shooting itself that actually led to his 2 year prison sentence.
Plaxico was treated and released from a New York hospital and turned himself in to authorities the following day. Once it was noted that the Police hadn’t been notified by neither the club or the hospital that treated Plaxico’s injuries, NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg was so outraged that he urged that Burress be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, saying that any punishment short of the minimum 3½ years for unlawful carrying of a handgun would be “a mockery of the law”. (via Plaxico’s Wikipedia)
Fast forward to today and you have Plaxico Burress in jail for shooting himself in the leg. Was justice served? I dunno. I just hate to see another Black athlete jailed over some bullsh*t.
Jay-Z hit up the Oprah Winfrey Show today and almost everyone I know, including myself, rushed home to see it. Oprah visisted Jay’s childhood home in the Marcy projects in New York and also followed him around as CEO of Rockafella. What I found most interesting about the show was Oprah & Jay-Z’s discussion about the use of the “N” word in rap songs. As we know, O is not real tolerant of rappers (ask Ludacris) but she allowed Jay-Z to have his say on the matter. In the end, they agreed to disagree with both making valid points on the subject.
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Big Boi leaked “For Your Sorrows” last night on Ustream and promised to drop the full version soon. Well soon is today and I’ve got it right here for you! After listening to the entire Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty last night, I’m anxiously awaiting the day when I can bump it over and over again. But for now, I’m happy to add this song to my “A”pod playlist.
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Soulja Boy was spotted boo’d up with video chick Rosa Acosta recently and the net is buzzing that the two may even be engaged! I don’t follow who’s who in video chicks but hopefully this is just a rumor.
SouljaBoy has yet to comment, but he does look pretty content in this last photo.
Spotted @ RapRadar
You’ve probably realized by now that Ciara’s “Mama I Want to Sing” didn’t hit theatres Spring 2008 as planned. The film, based on the hit off-Broadway stage play by Vy Higginsen, was loosely based on the career of Higginsen’s late sister, R&B vocalist Doris Troy, whose big hit was 1963’s ‘Just One Look.’ The musical ran for eight years at Harlem’s Heckscher Theater, making it the longest-running off-Broadway black theater musical in history.
Ciara was chosen to play the vocalist in the film alongside Lynn Whitfield as her mother. Now after several delays and reshoots, the film will finaly make its world premiere as the closing night selection at the 13th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival in New York on september 26th.
Check out the official trailer below:
Oh Lawd! Killer Mike has done a “Diddy” on us. He’s gone and changed his dayum name! Crazy thing is… he didn’t even call to tell me. I had to read it on the gotdayum net. Needless to say, I’m a bit perturbed, but I ain’t trippin. Mike, who now wants to be known as “MIKE BIGGA” says that it’s something he’s wanted to do for quite some time now and after reading his statement, I can understand and stand by his decision. Mike says: