By: Rizoh Diddy’s 12-year old son, Justin Combs, was captured getting a lap dance from an unidentified girl in some photos that have also leaked onto the Internet. Still on the topic of Diddy’s kid gone wild, a video which shows Justin bumping and grinding with his friends has found its way onto the Internet. In the clip, Justin and step-brother Quincy—Kim Porter’s son with singer Al B Sure—are seen dancing around with their friends for about 7 minutes. We waited till the end of the video to see if a responsible adult will show up to send the kids on time-out, but all we got was more images of Justin humping a teenage-looking girl and licking his tongue. Justin is Diddy’s son from a previous relationship with stylist Misa Hylton-Brim. Should Diddy be held accountable for his son’s actions? See the video for yourself:
By: Hot Gossip Gal Fights in nail salons may take place every day, but obviously for someone in the public eye like Ms. Foxy Brown, she knows she has to calm it down. Her career is in limbo due to a lot of negative press so calling on her ‘staunch supporters’ like Al Sharpton and Benjamin Chavis she is holding a press conference in BK today with her local Pastor by her side. This may be a case of too little too late.
By: Rizoh Violence seems to trail rappers everywhere they go. Trina is the latest victim of a concert-gone-awry, thanks to the gun shots fired after she arrived at a strip club for performance in Florida. According to Broward Sheriff’s office, a fight erupted at the strip club and shots were let off after 1.a.m. on Saturday. Law enforcement arrested a 17-year old man allegedly responsible for firing a handgun in the air. The trigger-happy juvenile was charged with discharging a firearm in public. Five people were treated and transported to North Broward Medical Center, according to reports. Two others arrived at the same hospital later unaided. All wounded victims were said to be stable.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Even though he made his first movie, ATL, last year, 18-year old Evan Ross, son of Diana Ross is becoming a hot commodity. He’s starring in the upcoming film Pride with Terrence Howard and the HBO flick, Life Support, with Queen Latifah. He recently finished filming Gardens in the Night with Tom Arnold and Harold Perrineau and is currently filming Brooklyn to Manhattan, a film about four young escaping a botched drug deal through the subway tunnels in Brooklyn. If that’s not enough, the young actor has just signed on for roles in Burning Sands, a film about five friends forced to ban together as they embark on the treacherous task of pledging a historically black fraternity and Life is Hot in Cracktown, a film based on a book about stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Evan’s momma, Diana Ross was recently on “Inside the Actor’s Studio” giving much love to Evan for his upcoming work.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno On Saturday the 27th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards, or Razzies, were held at the Ivar Theatre in Hollywood. Although Sharon Stone and her film, Basic Instinct 2 took home four awards (including Worst Film and Worst Actress), the Wayans brothers took home three awards. Shawn and Marlon Wayans took home “Worst Actor” awards for their part in Little Man as well as “Worst Screen Couple” and “Worst Remake or Rip-Off.” Organizers of the Razzies say that the Little Man is actually a rip-off of the 1954 Bug Bunny cartoon “Baby Buggy Bunny”, where a pint-sized thug masquerades as a baby. "I will admit there is `so stupid it’s funny,’ but there is also `so stupid, get out of my face,’ and that’s what this movie is," Razzies founder, John Wilson told the Associated Press about Little Man. Other winners include M. Night Shyamalan (Worst Director, Worst Supporting Actor) for Lady in the Water, Carmen Electra (Worst Supporting Actress), and the Robin Williams film RV (Worst Excuse for Family Entertainment). For more information, check out RAZZIES.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Well it looks like we might have another little issue going on in NYC between Prodigy and hopeful superstar Saigon. Saigon didn’t hold back when it came to his views on Prodigy in a recent interview. Just Blazes protege had this to say on the Queensbridge rapper "I’m a real nigga and he’s not. We can’t relate to each other. He’s not supposed to like my music because he’s been rapping about my life his whole career. He’s been signed since he was 15 years-old. When were you this super tough person you personify? You can’t be a popular rapper and a gangster out busting your hammer and still be around this long." Prodigy had spoken out on not just Saigon but a lot of rappers to encourage this outburst. Where is the love people?
By: Rizoh Red Gone Wild, the long-awaited album by Redman, has been in the works for about 5 years now. It’s been delayed so much, to the point where rap fans wonder if it’ll ever see the light of day. The good news is that Def Jam has issued an official release date of March 27th, 2007 for Red Gone Wild. Erick Sermon, Scott Storch, Timbaland, and Rockwilder will lend production to Red Gone Wild. Special appearances by Redman’s cousin Method Man (of the Wu-Tang Clan), Erick Sermon and Keith Murray, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, and Biz Markie are in place. The Timbaland-laced first single, “Put It Down,” has been making rounds on the internet lately. It’ll be officially dispatched to urban radio on February 26th. After releasing his gold-certified 5th album, Malpractice (2001), Red kept busy by making TV appearances. He co-hosted “Stung” and the forgettable FOX sitcom “Method & Red” with Method Man. Since then, he has also dropped two solid mixtapes: Ill At Will vol.2 and Live from the Gilla House.
By: Hot Gossip Gal These two seem to have been ‘snapped’ a lot as of late and here they are again at The Diamond Information Center Celestial: A Diamond Affair 2007 Aquifer Suite, which Russell was hosting. Kimora was across town at Silver Spoon for The Black Enterprise Top 50 Hollywood Power Brokers List Party with the likes of Chris Brown, Serena Williams, Eddie Murphy and hmmm Eva Pigford, who obviously then saw her chance to sneak across town and hang out with Russ.
By: Rizoh Now, we know Prodigy (of Mobb Deep) is a certified trash-talker. Well, P’s basket mouth got the better of him in a recent interview with Allhiphop. The G-Unit rapper made it clear that he dislikes Saigon and every other rapper out there. “I don’t like nobody really. I’m biased. I only like Mobb Deep sh*t. Everybody else could suck my d**k,” Prodigy told Allhiphop awhile ago. As you might suspect, those statements didn’t sit well with Saigon, who has a long-running subliminal feud with Prodigy. Saigon, in his own interview with Hiphopgame.com, said he would rather beat Prodigy like a piñata than haul verbal slugs at him on wax. “I wasn’t mad that he said he didn’t like me,” said Saigon in the interview. “But every real n***a knows you don’t invite another n***a to your d**k. That’s fighting words. You might as well say you want me to punch your face off when I see you. I’m not going to run into the booth and make a Prodigy diss and I would lyrically destroy Prodigy. But if we run into each other and he doesn’t have ten security guards or a pistol around him, I will beat him like a piñata. Just for that “suck my d**k” sh*t.” Saigon also questioned Prodigy’s street credibility. “You can’t be a popular rapper and a gangster out busting your hammer and still be around this long. Nah, that doesn’t make sense. 2pac was like that. He’s dead now.” And rap beefs just keep getting cornier…
By: Hot Gossip Gal What goes on in Vegas obviously doesn’t stay in Vegas after all. Nick Cannon is reported to have wed Victoria’s Secret model Selita Ebanks in The City of Sin according to USMagazine.com. The two had only been dating for three days before walking the aisle.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Even though Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson, and Forest Whitaker are up for Oscars this Sunday, Jesse Jackson isn’t satisfied with what he’s seeing in Hollywood. Back in 1996, Jackson protested the Academy Awards because of the lack of melanin being nominated. Now Jackson wants to remind folks that just because there are a few people of color nominated for Oscars, everything isn’t equal in Hollywood. "While I feel joy for those outstanding performances, my concern is that people will take these as a substitute for progress," Jackson told Daily Variety. "We want to keep the light on unfinished business. It’s really an issue of infrastructure. The voting doesn’t at all reflect the current reality of the population." According to Jackson, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the folks who vote for the Oscar winners, needs to be expanded to include more African-Americans than the current 110 of 5,830. Jackson is in L.A. this week to begin planning an April conference to face this list of issues, according to Variety: Hosts on many cable networks are nearly all Caucasian, or as Jackson puts it "All day, all night, all white." Minorities have limited access to jobs at major talent agencies. Casting of minority actors remains a problem, Jackson noted, pointing to a UCLA study by Russell Robinson, released in December and showing that found 69 percent of Hollywood roles were reserved for white actors.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Former Tribe Called Quest affiliate Consequence is gearing up to drop his long-awaited debut album, Don’t Quit Your Day Job, on March 6. To get fans excited about the project, he’s hosting a talent contest, aptly titled “The Don’t Quit your Day Job Talent Contest.” Consequence is asking fans to submit video of themselves displaying a special talent (we assume it’s not limited to just rapping) with a chance to win a Sony Ericsson Cyber-Shot Phone. The deadline is March 15, only one entry per person can be sent and of course no biting, everything must be original. The winner will be determined by the video’s number of plays. To enter the contest, visit CONSMUSIC. Consequence’s upcoming album features appearances from Kanye West, GLC, Really Doe, and John Legend who is actually spitting a verse on a track.
By: Rizoh Dreamgirls, which failed to earn a nomination in the most important Oscar category of Best Picture, is now making desperate attempts to saturate headlines with trivial press statements, as the Oscars’ big night draws near. Dreamworks Pictures, the folks behind Dreamgirls, want you to know that the musical is a work of fiction and should be regarded as such. Just in case you didn’t realized this from reading the disclaimer on the movie, Dreamgirls is a work of fiction. This work of fiction also pays homage to Motown. Dreamworks also want you to know that they “used many wonderful accomplishments that belong to the rich Motown history” in the movie. “For any confusion that has resulted from our fictional work, we apologize to Mr. Gordy and all of the incredible people who were a part of that great legacy. It is vital that the public understand that the real Motown story has yet to be told.” Ok, now that’s something we can all agree on.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Wearing the same bikini as she wore when she first made the cover of Sports Illustrated ten years ago, how do y’all think Ms. Banks is looking?
By: Rizoh Ethan Willoughby, the Grammy nominated audio and mix engineer that helped shape albums by Black Eyed Peas, Busta Rhymes and Destiny’s Child, was struck and killed by a drunk driver in a car accident last Sunday (February 18th). Willoughby, 30, earned an engineering and production degree at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe, AZ. He was mentored in music training by famed engineer Dave Pensado before making the transition to lead engineer. Mr. Willoughby would go on to work with Busta Rhymes, the Game, Brian McKnight, Common, Mya, Lionel Richie, Justin Timberlake, and Christina Aguilera. The Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am, who established a relationship with Ethan Willoughby while working on a remix of Bob Marley’s “Africa Unite,” described him as “one of the nicest, kindest people that God blessed us with.” “Ethan was one of the few people I trusted with my music, to mix it and make it sound perfect,” said will.i.am. Willoughby was nominated for Album of the Year at the 49th Grammy Awards for his work on Justin Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveSounds. Justin expressed sadness over the loss of his friend and collaborator: "I am deeply saddened by this loss. Ethan Willoughby was not only an amazing talent in the studio, but also an amazing person. We will all miss his presence and his love for music. We love you dearly, Ethan and we will carry on your love for what we hold so dear. A true gift to our industry.” Ethan is survived by his wife, Stephanie Cooper-Willoughby and daughters, Ava and Mycheala. He also left behind sister, Catherine; and parents, John and Barbara Willoughby. A memorial will be held in his honor at Morning View Studios in Malibu, CA on Saturday, February 24th at 11 AM. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and family of Ethan Willoughby.
iHipHop Blog Team