This week in Hip Hop, John Singleton passed away at the age of 51. Also, Remy Mawent back to jail after allegedly assaulting Love & Hip Hop: New York co-star Brittney Taylor. Lastly, Justin Bieber had a critique for Eminem, then compared Chris Brown to Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur.
Academy Award-nominated film director John Singleton passed away Monday (April 29), after his family had made the “agonizing” decision to take him off life support. He was 51.
The Snowfall co-creator suffered from a stroke the previous week that put him in a coma while at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
Singleton is the mastermind behind a docket of films that became classic staples in the Hip Hop culture such as Boyz N The Hood, Poetic Justice, Higher Learning and Baby Boy.
Celebrities such as fellow filmmakers Spike Lee and Jordan Peele as well as recording artists such as RZA and Juicy J paid their respects.
Ice Cube, who starred as “Doughboy” in Boyz N The Hood, also paid tribute to Singleton with a heartfelt Instagram post.
“I was discovered by a master filmmaker by the name of John Singleton,” Cube wrote. “He not only made me a movie star but made me a filmmaker.”
Singleton’s estate is reportedly worth $35 million. Though he left a will, his family is currently in a dispute over how the money will be distributed.