Posts by Meagan Chalmers

    Kodak Black Receives Backlash For His Lauren London Comments

    As we all know, Lauren London lost her husband, recording artist, motivator, and influencer, Nipsey
    Hussle on March 31st, 2019.Hip-Hop recording artist, Kodak Black, is receiving a ton of backlash after his recent comments to Lauren London. A week ago, Kodak Black went live and made several comments in an attempt to “shoot his shot” with Lauren London and gave her a time span on how long she should grieve the tragic passing of her husband. During the live video, his friends told him “it’s too early”, as he proceeded to say what he said.

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    Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Leaps To #1 On Billboard Hot 100

    The controversy surrounding Billboard’s decision to remove Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” from the country charts may have actually helped the budding rapper’s career more than hurt it. He received an outpour of support from the hip-hop community who made it clear they were riding with him. Now, it looks like all of the talk surrounding the song has translated into numbers as Lil Nas X has earned his first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100.

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    Rapper Nipsey Hussle Killed Outside Of His Clothing Store

    Rapper Nipsey Hussle was pronounced dead following a shooting outside of his Los Angeles  clothing store, Marathon Clothing. Los Angeles Police Department responded to a shooting call at Marathon Clothing around 3:25 p.m. yesterday. When they arrived, three people were suffering from gunshot wounds. Many sources have reported that Hussle was shot up to six times. One of the other victims died from his injuries. Lt. Chris Ramirez told reporters that authorities have launched a homicide investigation and are searching for a suspect.

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    Gucci Announces Their New Initiative To Promote Cultural Awareness

    There has been a recent uproar in the African American community about designer fashion companies releasing clothes that have racist imagery. After Gucci put out their $890 sweater, Burberry released a hoodie with a noose around the neck as a drawstring. Since the boycott of high end designer companies like Gucci and Burberry, many people have been looking for new and affordable fashion.

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    Diana Ross Defends Michael Jackson Amid Leaving Neverland Controversy

    Diana Ross is speaking out in defense of her late friend Michael Jackson, amid resurfaced allegations of child sex abuse.

    In the recent controversial HBO documentary Leaving Neverland, two men go into graphic detail about what they say were years of molestation and grooming by the King of Pop.

    “This is what’s on my heart this morning. I believe and trust that Michael Jackson was and is a magnificent incredible force to me and to many others. STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE,” 74-year-old Ross, who often performed with Jackson in the ’80s, tweeted on Saturday, referencing her former band The Supremes‘ most famous song.

    Jackson’s family has denounced Leaving Neverland and denies the shocking resurfaced allegations from accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck, as well as past similar accusations made against the pop star, who was famously famously acquitted of charges of sexually abusing a different boy, in a 2005 trial.

    The documentary has drawn mixed opinions and fresh criticism of Jackson, and several brands have already distanced themselves from him amid the backlash.

    Fellow singer Barbra Streisand recently drew controversy herself when she told The London Times that while she “absolutely” believes Jackson’s accusers, they were “thrilled to be there,” and that the singer’s alleged behavior “didn’t kill them.”

    The 76-year-old later apologized for her remarks, saying on Instagram, “I am profoundly sorry for any pain or misunderstanding I caused by not choosing my words more carefully about Michael Jackson and his victims, because the words as printed do not reflect my true feelings. I didn’t mean to dismiss the trauma these boys experienced in any way.”

    “Like all survivors of sexual assault, they will have to carry this for the rest of their lives,” she continued. “I feel deep remorse and I hope that James and Wade know that I truly respect and admire them for speaking their truth.”

     

    Source: E News

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    Jay-Z’s ‘Blueprint’ Album Added To Library Of Congress’ National Recording Registry

    Jay-Z’s 2001 album “The Blueprint” is one of 25 works that will be added this year to the United States’ National Recording Registry, the Library of Congress announced Wednesday.

     

    The highly regarded album, which was released the same day as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, went on to earn chart-topping success and solidified Shawn Carter’s “reputation as one of the greatest rappers in music,” the Library said in a press release.

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