Migos has been sued for allegedly inciting a riot at a 2015 concert in Albany, New York, where several attendees were stabbed during a brawl. The venue’s lawsuit indicates that Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff arrived late for the event and that they smelled like weed and alcohol. It also claims that they didn’t fulfill meet-and-greet responsibilities, according to TMZ. The lawsuit also alleges that the rappers were “encouraging, cheering and inciting the patrons to fight,” and that they “caused patrons to be stabbed, robbed, beaten, severely harmed, and injured.” This is not the trio’s first instance of trouble with the law. Last year, XXXTentacion claimed that the trio jumped and stabbed him; and Quavo and Offset were reportedly involved in a street brawl. And just this year, Quavo was accused of assault and robbery, before reportedly settling his dispute with a celebrity jeweler.
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Donald Glover is gearing up for a busy 2018. In addition to the premiere of his award-winning series, Atlanta, and upcoming roles in both the Lion King remake as well as Star Wars, he also just announced that he’s going on tour with Rae Sremmurd. This will be the first tour to support his Grammy-winning album, 2016’s Awaken My Love! (recorded under his Childish Gambino moniker). Glover has previously said he plans to retire “Childish Gambino” and will be heading into the “next phase” of his music career. The tour will be brief, starting on September 6 in Atlanta, and ending on Sept. 30 in Vancouver, BC. with stops in Boston, DC, Houston, Dallas, Seattle and New York among others. Pre-sale tickets will be available on March 6; general tickets will go on sale on March 9 at the link: here.
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Common teamed up with Andra Day to perform a rendition of their collaborative song “Stand Up For Something” at the 2018 Academy Awards. Common kicked off the performance by referencing the Parkland shooting in Florida and called out the NRA. The track comes from Marshall, a 2017 biopic about the first black Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall. The Best Original Song nominee is the second Common cut to be nominated by the Academy. In 2015, he and John Legend won the award for their single “Glory” from the 2014 film Selma. See the performance in the link below:
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Big Sean has expressed displeasure at the lack of movie theaters in his hometown of Detroit after seeing Black Panther — so he’s decided open up his own. Sean took to Instagram on Thursday, March 1, to explain why he is opening up his own theater. “There literally is not one movie theater in the city of Detroit that plays new movies, only in the suburbs,” he wrote on his page. “Yesterday, we took 1,000 kids from a Detroit Public Schools and took them to see ‘Black Panther’ as a field trip. I think it’s important they see superheroes of all shades and that look like most of them, and [I] support it.” Sean is connecting with Emagine Entertainment to develop the Sean Anderson Theatre in Detroit. “I wanted to show the city and Detroit Public Schools that a kid from DPS, that’s the same color as most of them, can be an owner and a CEO too and open big business in uncharted territory!”
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Rapper Rick Ross has reportedly been hospitalized after suffering a medical issue at his home near Miami early Thursday morning. However, reports that Ross was “on life support” is being denied by the singer’s family and some friends. Police responded after receiving a 911 call at 3:30 a.m. Thursday that said he was unresponsive, according to reports. Davie Police Department officers also responded after reports that Ross became “combative” with paramedics. Ross was getting treatment in a cardiac unit, according to TMZ. In 2011, Ross was hospitalized after suffering two seizures on two separate flights. At that time, Ross attributed the incidents to lack of sleep, but has since changed has lifestyle and diet. In the meantime, many of Ross’ celebrity friends have been sending messages of concern and support. No further news on Ross’ condition was available at press time.
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T.I. will star in and co-produce Glow Up, a musical drama. Glow Up will follow the trials and tribulations of an all-girl high school performance group who attend an underfunded Los Angeles United School District school. He is also planning to curate the film’s soundtrack via his Grand Hustle Films company. Glow Up doesn’t have an official release date yet, but in the meantime you can catch T.I. in Ant-Man and the Wasp, where he’ll be reprising his role as Dave. He also confirmed ATL 2 is officially happening along with the release of his 10th album The Dime Trap.
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A woman is accusing Trey Songz of “punching and choking” her during an altercation at a home in Los Angeles, according to her attorney. The unidentified victim claims that she was attacked at a home that was rented out for the weekend by the singer in Hollywood Hills, according to a statement issued by attorney Lisa Bloom. Bloom stated that Trey Songz (real name is Tremaine Neverson) said woman have been “friends for years”, and the singer became enraged when the victim began talking to one of his friends. Trey has yet to respond to any of these accusations but he did tweet “This too shall pass,” on Wednesday morning. A Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman confirmed that detectives are investigating the domestic violence incident involving the singer over the NBA All-Star weekend in the Hollywood Hills.
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Gucci Mane is closing in on his 20-year high school reunion and the rapper has a big surprise for his former classmates – the rapper would like to pay for the festivities himself. “This year marks my 20th year from graduating high school in 1998,” Gucci tweeted on Tuesday (Feb. 27). “I want to personally invite anybody who graduated from #McNair aka McNasty aka #BouldercrestHigh to v103 car and bike show to go with me and also I want pay for our 20 yr reunion myself!” Gucci excelled in high school, reportedly graduating with good grades and a scholarship for college. “I graduated from McNair in the spring of 1998 with a 3.0 GPA and a HOPE scholarship to Georgia Perimeter College,” he wrote in The Autobiography of Gucci Mane. In other news, Paramount Pictures and Imagine Entertainment will bring Gucci’s life story to theaters soon. Earlier this month, it was reported that the studio had retained the rights to his autobiography.
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Kodak Black has pleaded not guilty to two new charges he was hit with last Thursday, February 22. The rapper had three of the charges (child neglect, third-degree grand theft, and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon) against him dropped; but prosecutors in Broward County, Florida added two new charges of felony possession of cannabis, and possession of ammunition by a delinquent. The 20-year-old has been behind bars since January 18, when police raided his South Florida home and took him into custody on seven charges. Black was arrested after he posted an Instagram Live video showing party guests smoking marijuana around his infant son, while another guest allegedly had a pistol near the child. Kodak has been on probation since August 2016 and isn’t allowed to have drugs or guns in his possession; he will next appear in court on May 3.
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Cardi B is on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine’s April 2018 issue and she has a lot to say, especially regarding her relationship. The 25-year-old rapper explained that it’s not anybody’s business why she decided to stand by her fiancé Offset, following rumors about an alleged liaison with another woman. “It’s like everybody is coming down my neck like, ‘Why are you not leaving him? You have low self-esteem,’ ” Cardi told Cosmopolitan for their cover story. She added: “I don’t have low self-esteem,” she added. “I know I look good. I know I’m rich, I know I’m talented. I know I could get any man I want—any basketball player, football player. But I want to work out my s— with my man, and I don’t got to explain why.” Cardi B also opened up to Cosmopolitan about how she’s not willing to change who she is, even if some people find her opinions offensive. Cardi B’s full Cosmopolitan interview hits stands March 6.
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