We all knew it was coming. Usher punked out on the statements he made during one of Jermaine Dupri’s video blogs. During the vid, Jontae Austin clowns Christina Milian’s new blonde look and then goes hard in on Chris Brown and Rihanna. Usher is spotted in the video co-signing with Austin who shows him photos of Chris chilling in Miami on Jet Skis and says, “I’m a little disappointed in this photo. C’mon, Chris. Have a little bit of remorse, man. The man’s on Jet Skis? Like, just relaxing in Miami?”
After the video spread like wildfire on these mean internet streets, JD quickly deleted it from his YouTube account and Usher issued the following statement:
I apologize on behalf of myself and my friends if anyone was offended. The intentions were not to pass judgment and we meant no harm. I respect and wish the best for all parties involved.
The comments made during a recent recording session amongst friends were taken out of context and blown out of proportion. I apologize on behalf of myself and my friends if anyone was offended. The intentions were not to pass judgment and we meant no harm. I respect and wish the best for all parties involved.
Out of context?!? Ok..well we might have believed that if the video wasn’t ALL OVER THE INTERNET! Duh! I personally think that Usher wasn’t the villian in this situation…Jontae Austin was the actual songbird. Usher’s measly comments weren’t even an issue to me. I did feel as though all of those GROWN “A”zz men could have taken a bit more responsibility and not posted the video. People can say what they want behind closed doors but once you post it for the world to see you can quite possibly be held accountable.
Usher obviously doesn’t want to burn any bridges. Who knows? He may need a Chris Brown endorsement one day.
In case you missed their shenanigans CLICK HERE to watch the video.
Rick Ross‘ listening session for “Deeper Than Rap” was held last night at Artistry and the drinks and music flowed freely. I don’t really follow that whole Rick Ross/50 Cent thing so I decided to chill on the interview tip and let the other sites take care of that. I did however catch up with Killer Mike and Rocko, who both kept me more than entertained throughout the evening! We ended up turning the session into an ATL lovefest
Check out my video footage from the event below:
Side Note: Can somebody tell me if Rick Ross represents Malibu in some way? He shouted out “Malibu and Pineapple” all night long….
Angered that her local McDonald’s was out of Chicken McNuggets, a Florida woman called 911 three times to report the fast food “emergency.” Latreasa Goodman, 27, last Saturday called police to complain that a cashier–citing a McDonald’s all sales are final policy–would not give her a refund.
Listen to Goodman’s 911 call below:
When cops responded to the restaurant, Goodman told them, “This is an emergency. If I would have known they didn’t have McNuggets, I wouldn’t have given my money, and now she wants to give me a McDouble, but I don’t want one.” Goodman noted, “I called 911 because I couldn’t get a refund, and I wanted my McNuggets,” according to the below Fort Pierce Police Department report.
That logic, however, did not keep cops from citing Goodman for misusing the 911 system. Even after being issued a misdemeanor citation, Goodman contended, “this is an emergency, my McNuggets are an emergency.” The McDonald’s devotee is seen above in a mug shot snapped after a previous encounter with police. (Via The SmokingGun)
And the moral of this story is…Although proper 911 etiquette is a must, Mickie D’s should never run out of McNuggets. The End.
Lil Wayne is all smiles for a reason. A big one! A huge weight has been lifted off his shoulders since a Fulton County judge just dismissed the felony drug charges that were brought against him in the ‘A’. If you recall, Wayne was arrested in August 2006 at the Twelve Hotel at Atlantic Station after Atlanta police said they found unmarked bottles containing hydrocodone and a generic form of Xanax along with two marijuana joints.
The State’s prosecutors must have really effed this one up because we all know the real deal. Hell…Wayne even wrote a song about what’s in his styrofoam cup. *smh*
“The testimony by the State’s witnesses had numerous inconsistencies in material evidence provided at this hearing, especially when compared to the written police reports that had been created … by two of the three officers who entered the hotel rooms at the Twelve Hotel,” Johnson wrote in a document filed Tuesday.
Carter’s attorney, William “Bubba” Head, said his client wasn’t staying in the room where the arrest was made.
“It was a changing room,” he said.
The Georgia case had its share of twists and turns. Carter was arrested on a fugitive warrant in October 2007 for failing to appear at a court date in Fulton County. But Head said his client never received the summons because it was sent to his former home in New Orleans, which had been destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
“He didn’t even know there were charges pending,” his Atlanta-based attorney said.
Fulton County prosecutors could not be reached for comment. (Source)
I just bet they couldn’t be reached. They’re probably too dayum embarrassed! Lil Wayne is not all the way out of the clear though. He still has a few other states where his legal troubles haven’t just disappeared into thin air. Wayne has an upcoming court date on a weapons charge in New York and also still has to answer to multiple felony drug charges in Arizona where he and four others were arrested by Border Patrol agents who stopped his tour bus near Yuma. Police canines reportedly recovered 3.7 ounces of marijuana, 29 grams of cocaine and 41 grams of ecstasy on the bus.
I’m sure Lil Wayne will continue to rock on. Eff what ya heard! Peep his new video for “Prom Queen” below:
T.I. covers the April 2009 issue of Vibe Magazine. This cover is a different look for Tip and perhaps it’s Vibe’s shrewd way of showing on the outside how much he’s changed on the inside. Just as the magazine revealed Tupac Shakur’s sensitive side, they are delving deep into the mind of ATL’s own King of hip-hop. The article promises to be a must read as they address the theory that T.I. snitched in order to get his plea deal. I’ve also heard that the photospread inside will be just as interesting as that cover shot.
After the announcement on March 27, 2008 of what many felt was a shockingly light slap on the wrist for the serious charges, many responded by screaming, “Snitch!” However, authorities agreed to a groundbreaking plea deal negotiated by heavyweight Criminal Defense Attorney, Steve Sadow, who cited the star’s ability to influence others by serving 1500 hours of community service.
T.I. bites back at rumors about how he scored this largely unprecedented deal by saying, “Ain’t no such thing as a secret snitch…Pull up my agreement. It’s public record.”
In the thought-provoking feature, Meadows-Ingram meets with the rapper/actor in Washington, D.C., on the eve of President Barack Obama’s inauguration, where T.I. accepted an award from the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network for his work with the “Respect My Vote” campaign. VIBE follows the rapper during some of his court-mandated speaking engagements and the filming of his MTV show, T.I’s Road to Redemption, where the newly minted role model motivates and inspires at-risk youths. VIBE’s feature story showcases remarkable photos of T.I. reenacting poses made famous by legendary cultural icons Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg. (Source)
This issue should hit newstands March 17th. Also, peep Trap-A-Holics and T.I.’s mixtape ~ “Gone Til November (Road to Redemption)” below: Continue Reading…