By Rizoh New Jersey Nets’ point guard Jason Kidd now has more than his team’s losing streak to worry about. A 23-year old model has filed a lawsuit against the star player for allegedly groping and threatening her at a Manhattan club. The lawsuit accused Kidd of "battery and assault," alleging that he grabbed the model’s buttocks and crotch several times on October 10, 2007. According to the woman’s attorney, she instructed him to "Get off me!" and things got so ugly that Kidd had to be pulled away from club bouncers. Kidd’s lawyer, Paul Grand, dismissed the lawsuit as an attempt to extort money from the NBA star who takes home an estimated $20 million a year. "This lawsuit is nothing more than a brazen and defamatory search for a payout." The woman in question has asked for unspecified compensatory charges. As we previously reported, Jason Kidd is in the middle of a divorce. He claimed in his divorce papers earlier in January that he was a victim of spousal abuse.
By Rizoh D-Block is making a slow and steady resurgence to the rap game. Jadakiss has joined the Roc-A-Fella roster; Styles P just dropped his latest album via Koch Records; and Sheek Louch is set to follow suit with the upcoming release of his third independently-released album, Silverback Gorilla. Sheek’s new album, scheduled to hit shelves in March 2008 via Koch, will feature guest appearances by Jim Jones, Bun B, The Game, Fat Joe, and fellow LOX members Jadakiss and Styles P. The first single, "Keep Pushin’," is expected to invade the airwaves soon. Silverback Gorilla arrives on the heels of Koch’s current marketing deal with D-Block Records. You may recall that the first album to be issued on D-Block Records was Sheek Louch’s 2003 solo debut, Walk Witt Me, which was followed by After Taxes in 2005. As a solo artist, Sheek has sold a cumulative 400,000 units. General Manager and Vice President of Koch, Alan Grunblatt, describes Sheek Louch as "a successful core Koch artist" who defines gangsta rap in New York.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Lupe Fiasco’s anticipated album, “The Cool” hits stores this week, but if a new album isn’t enough, you can catch the Chi-Town rapper on the road. Lupe has a couple dates in December in New York, Chicago, and Honolulu but his tour doesn’t really take off until January 10 in Portland at the Roseland Theatre. He’ll be touring for most of January, a couple of dates in February and a couple more in March, ending on March 25 at the Great Hall in Fredricksburg, Va. Here’s the current itinerary for the tour: 12-18 New York, NY – Irving Plaza 12-20 Chicago, IL – The Bassment (In-store) 12-27 Honolulu, HI – Pipeline Café 01-10 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre 01-11 Seattle, WA – Showbox 01-13 San Francisco, CA – Fillmore 01-14 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues 01-15 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern 01-17 Hollywood, CA – House of Blues Sunset Strip 01-18 Las Vegas, CA – House of Blues 01-19 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre 01-20 Englewood, CO – Gothic 01-22 Austin, TX – Emo’s 01-23 Dallas, TX – House of Blues 01-25 Atlanta, GA – The Roxy 01-27 Baltimore, MD – Sonar 01-28 Norfolk, VA – The Norva 01-30 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club 01-31 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts 02-01 Richmond, VA – Stuart C. Seigel Center 02-02 New York, NY – Nokia Theatre 03-01 New Haven, CT – Yale University 03-25 Fredericksburg, VA – Great Hall
By: Hot Gossip Gal Mary J Blige Has No Time for Homophobia The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul is allegedly quick to kick to the curb anyone of her team that has anything untoward to say about gays and lesbians. No more gay bashing in front of Mary or you be looking for a new job..ya heard.
By: Rizoh Queensbridge rapper Big Noyd will kick off the New Year with the release his fourth album, Illustrious. The album arrives on January 22nd, 2008, via Koch Records. Lil’ Fame of M.O.P. will oversee the production of the album, with guest appearances coming from Joell Ortiz, Kira and Serani Noyd made his hip-hop debut in 1993 with his verse on “Stomp ‘Em Out,” from Mobb Deep’s Juvenile Hell. Since then he has released three albums: Episodes of a Hustla, Only The Strong, and On The Grind Check out the tracklist for Illustrious below: 1. Snitches 8. The Paper ft. Jay Rush 2. Posted On The Block 9. Ghetto ft. Joell Ortiz 3. So Much Trouble ft. Serani 10. It’s a Wrap ft. Ric Rude 4. Heartless 11. Trying to Make It Out ft. 40 Glocc & B.A.M. 5. Money Talk 12. No Where Else To Hide 6. Things Done Changed ft. Kira 13. Rags To Riches 7. Back Up In This B**** 14. Get It Poppin’ Click here to Listen to the album’s lead single, “Things Done Changed” ft. Kira:
By Crackspace An actor from the DVD comes forward and admits that its all an act. See more below:
By: Rizoh Now Hot Gossip Gal clued us in on this yesterday but Rizoh has some developing news on this one….. Plies’ manager, David Lee Gay Jr., has been arrested after police found more than 80 pounds of cocaine on him. According to criminal reports, Gay entered into an agreement to distribute cocaine from September 21 through November 12. Six times during this period, alleges the affidavit, Gay sold anywhere from half a kilo to a kilo of coke (2.2 pounds). While searching Gay’s home, Police found a 9mm handgun under the mattress in his master bedroom, according to the affidavit. They also recovered about 10 grams of marijuana from his home, along with drug paraphernalia, and $7,902 in cash. Police will use a testimony from one of the co-defendants and intercepted phone calls as evidence against Gay. The affidavit claims that he had paid $6,000 for a kilogram of cocaine from a co-defendant. He was supposed to pay the co-defendant $8,000 more. One Eleazar Gutierrez-Castillo, who was also arrested in the bust, agreed to cooperate with authorities. Castillo was arrested while allegedly trying to sell coke to an undercover cop. Both Gay and Castillo are currently in an Orient Road jail with no bail set.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Photoshop Extravaganza I spat my morning coffee out all over my keyboard when I discovered just who this fresh faced beauty is in this publicity shot…I would never have got it personally..I was thinking Beyonce, I was thinking Ciara..but oh my goodness..it just happens to be Janet Jackson. Loving the weave there JJ.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Keyshia and Her Momma Get Down and Dirty I heard this the other day but wanted to check some details out before I actually told y’all..but anyhow what I heard was true according to my fam down in TN. Keyshia Cole and her Momma had to pull rank on some chick down in TN who had been a lil rude about KC. They didn’t pull the chick to the side and check her..they beat her ass down in the street along with a few other gals from KC’s entourage and checked her. Now you know not to mess with family right. But from what we have seen lately of Keysh, she been acting all uppity anyway, so maybe she pissed home girl off with her attitude anyway
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Janet’s last album, “20 Y.O.”, actually wasn’t too bad, but apparently her former label, Virgin Records, wasn’t feeling it and dropped the ball on the project and it went wood. Now Janet is chillin’ with Def Jam and announced that her new album, “Discipline,” on February 26. The album will feature production from Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo, Stargate (Beyonce’s “Irreplacable”), Tricky Stewart (Rihanna’s “Umbrella”), and The Dream. The album first single, “Feedback,” is produced by Rodney Jerkins and will hit radio on January 7. There’s no word if long-time Janet producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis will be contributing to the new album.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Earlier this year, will.i.am was on top of the world with producing hits for Fergie and getting some critical love for the beats he did for Common and Nas. So when it came time to drop his album, it was destined to blow, right? Well, during its first week on shelves, will’s album “Songs about Girls” only moved 21,000 copies and only 47,108 copies to date. Interscope Records plans to re-release the album “We went with the wrong single and it sold nothing,” an Interscope Records insider told Entertainment Weekly. “We would’ve been in better shape if we had pulled the album, because to relaunch it is harder.” The re-released album will drop in early 2008 and have an additional three songs added to it. The label will start a brand new marketing campaign behind the album.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Bow Wow hasn’t done a show since December 6, when his people announced that he was taken to a hospital for “stress and exhaustion” but would return to his tour soon. Then a press release later said that Bow Wow was actually taken to the hospital because his appendix was infected. Well, according to Bow Wow, none of those things are true. The rapper said he actually cut his hand and needed to get stitched up. "I got stitches in my finger," Bow Wow told MTV News. "It ain’t nothing, man. Stress? Yeah, of course, that’s normal. But right now, no, I’m not [exhausted]. I just went to the hospital for medical issues. I fainted, fell out. Hopefully everything will get right. I’m taking my medication, everything is gonna be cool. We’ll see if I have to have surgery as of right now, [but] I’m feeling fine. I’ll probably wind up getting further tested after the tour wraps up. I don’t want to get surgery right now if that’s not [necessary]. The official medical reason is I lost a lot of blood in my hand. I hit something and cut my hand. It would not stop bleeding. I lost a lot of blood, went onstage, put out a lot of energy, came off, got light-headed. I fainted, went to the hospital, threw up and then they told me my white blood cells were higher than what they’re supposed to be. They were looking at my appendix. I’ve always had stomach issues. I’ve always had stomach problems. But like I said, we’re gonna see if it’s that serious that I have to take that surgery. If that’s what I gotta do, that’s what I gotta do. The appendix is a life- threatening thing." Right now Bow Wow and Omarion are on the road in select cities promoting their collaboration album, “Face Off”. They do plan on having a specific “Face Off” Tour this summer that will go nationwide.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Tough at The Top Funny how karma always comes back around…Rev Al Sharpton had his offices raided by the Feds yesterday. Tax evasion no less I heard..I mean come on..when you put yourself in the public eye like Ole Al does you need to make sure your shit is kosher..otherwise the cops are gonna come a knockin.
iHipHop Blog Team