Weekend News Wrap Up: Kanye Checking Into Rehab?, Raekwon Comes In At #10 and 50′s “Forever Young Day” (With Pics)
Monday, September 28th, 2009 at 5:38 pm
Is Kanye Checking In To Rehab?
Kanye West has been all over the media since he stormed on-stage at the VMA’s, but his issues may be deeper than just his never ending need for attention. Reports or more accurately, rumors, have been circulating that the rapper is considering checking into rehab. Kanye has allegedly been boozing it up ever since his mother Donda West died one day after receiving a tummy tuck in November 2007. This news comes just two weeks after Kanye was accompanied by a bottle of Hennessy on the VMA carpet. Rumor has it he was so drunk that he doesn’t even remember storming the stage.
A source close to the rapper recently told Star Magazine that:
“His drinking is getting worse and when he has too much, he can be mean and obnoxious. If he doesn’t get help soon, things could really spiral out of control. Kanye’s afraid to go to rehab, but he knows he needs help and is taking steps in the right direction.”
He’s allegedly planning on checking in after his “Fame Kills” tour with Lady Gaga wraps up in January. Kanye has changed quite a bit since his 2004 debut and we’ve definitely seen this change through his music. How do you go from “College Dropout” to “808′s & Heartbreaks”?? But hopefully Kanye will take some time out from being Kanye West and make some much needed changes to his current lifestyle.
Raekwon Is #10 On MTV’s Hottest MC’s List
Raekwon the chef earned a well deserved spot on MTV’s Hottest MC’s In The Game list. Although Rae only came in at #10, it’s nice to see him getting recognized on MTV’s list this year considering he had one of the best Hip Hop albums in 2009, “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2”. They will be revealing one MC a day until Friday and #’s 5-1 are being revealed during Diddy’s “Starmaker” show this Sunday on MTV.
50’s “Forever Young Day” A Success
Even though concerns from NYC officials almost prevented 50 from having a community event in South Jamaica, Queens; the event went on anyway. 50 hosted his “Forever Young Day” on Saturday, September 26th in 40 Projects. The event began at 10am and ended at 5pm. All were invited to attend the public event and enjoy free food, carnival games, inflatable rides, educational centers and more. There were performances by students from PS 40 and PS 48 as well as Hightower Productions. The Elite Marching Band ended the talent showcase by marching down Union Hall Street onto 110th Avenue. At the close of the event, Young Money Trav opened for 50, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo, who performed for a crowd of over 2500 people. Rappers Papoose and Cormega also showed up for the event.