Rick Ross has clarified his controversial lyric's on Rocko's "U.O.E.N.O." -- saying that his lyrics had nothing to do with the rape. On the song, Ross spits, "Put molly all in her champagne, she ain't even know it/I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain't even know it." Two petitions surfaced online earlier this week, urging Ross to apologize for the song and for it to be pulled off of the radio for glorifying date rape.
In a radio interview, Ross said that the lyrics had nothing to do with rape and he doesn't condone it. He explained, "I want to make sure this is clear: woman is the most precious gift known to man. There was a misunderstanding with the lyric, a misinterpretation where the term 'rape' wasn't used. I would never use the term 'rape' in my records, and as far my camp, hip-hop don't condone that. The streets don't condone that. Nobody condones that."
He continued, "I just wanted to reach out to all the queens that are on my timelines, all the sexy ladies, the beautiful ladies that have been reaching out to me...we don't condone rape and we're not
Lil Wanye opened up about his health scares, revealing that his seizures are a result of epilepsy. "The bad news is I'm an epileptic. I'm prone to seizures," he said. "This isn't my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh seizure.
After suffering a few seizures in a short span of time, speculation that the cause was drug related began to swirl. The New Orleans native has a well documented--although not often spoken about--addiction to codeine, which can cause seizures and epilepsy, and shouldn't be consumed by people with sleep apnea (of which he previously suffered from) but according to the YMCMB leader, the rumors are just that. "I've had a bunch of seizures, ya'll just never hear about them. But this time it got real bad 'cause I had three of them in a row and on the third one, my heart rate went down to like 30 percent. Basically, I could've died, so that is why it was so serious.
"I have people around me. I actually have [seizures] so much they already know what to do. They already know how to handle it. Certain times I don't even go to the hospital, but this time, it was real bad because it was three in a row, and I've never had three back to back like that.
Rumor has it that Robin Thicke has left BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood. According to Mediatakeout, an on-set source said that Kevin Hart and Robin got into an argument on set -- and Robin left the set.
The source said that Kevin was going off on Robin and would not stop. The source explained, "When they stopped filming, Kevin kept going in. When they were on break, Kevin kept going in. At some point Robin was like 'f*** it'".
Robin allegedly "attempted to put hands on Kevin -- and had to be restrained." He then walked off set.
Other reports say that Robin has fired or has left the show because it was too silly, while All Hip Hop Rumors ayss that Robin left the show because it was a "bad career look" for him.
Saw this one coming....
Mathew Knowles has threatened to sue The UK Sun, over a recent interview they ran about his split with his daughter Beyonce. In the story -- which was published on March 25th, Mathew admitted that he was devastated at being pushed out of Beyonce's life for Jay-Z. The article said that Mathew stated, "This was not a normal ending of a business agreement. This was a dad and a daughter and it was incredibly painful and it has some difficulties."
In a statement, Mathew's rep has revealed that he plans to sue to publication if they don't retract the article. His rep said in the statement, "Mr. Knowles did not mention Jay-Z's name in the interview at any point. He did not state that any 'bitter rift' exists between him and his daughter, Beyonce or that he has been pushed or cut out of her life. He also never stated that he has not met his granddaughter Blue Ivy. When in fact, it has been well documented that he has met his granddaughter."
The rep continued, "The reporter and The British Sun misrepresented their intent, proceeded with a deceptive agenda, and created their own sensationalized stories filled with blatant lies and manipulative quotes, in efforts to grab headlines and sell more copies of their newspaper without regard to how their slander can damage lives."
Thought this was a dope pic...I don't own it, I don't own any of these pics btw....
5 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT PAPARAZZI
1- They have large networks of assistants
The general public’s widespread use of digital and cell phone cameras at movie premieres and galas has caused red-carpet celebrity shots to become a dime-a-dozen -- hence, they don’t sell for much more than that. Due to this intrusion on their traditional territory, successful paparazzi need to be as resourceful as possible in order to ensure that they can snag the rare candid shots that haul in the big bucks.
Therefore, the best paparazzi are now also the best connected, with networks of informants -- bodyguards, doormen, waiters, hairstylists, intimates, and even autograph hounds -- whom they cultivate or bribe in exchange for a tip about an elusive celebrity’s whereabouts. Noted paparazzo Mel Bouzad claimed to have nabbed $150,000-photos of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez together in Georgia after their breakup based on a tip from "Matt Damon's wife's hairdresser."
2- They can earn in the range of $250,000 a year
Paparazzi are so often viewed through a shady prism that it’s not widely known that they can rank among the best paid "journalists" in the world. In fact, while most established paparazzi earn a more modest $60,000 to $100,000 annually, quite a number of very successful paparazzi haul in the same income as your average medical specialist or corporate lawyer -- about $250,000 a year.
This salary doesn’t include the "big score" or one-time bonanzas like New York paparazzo Steve Sands’ reported $300,000 score from People magazine for pictures of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s second child. Also, the market for a picture of Tom Cruise's and Katie Holmes' offspring reportedly reached seven figures. But aspiring photographers should note that, like in any profession, you have to work your way to the top. Unless you know Matt Damon’s wife’s hairdresser, entry-level positions generally pay about $3,000 per month.
3- Media savvy celebs share schedules with the paparazzi
Paparazzi commonly argue that though celebrities gripe endlessly about getting their pictures snapped every time they pick their noses, those same stars realize they need the paparazzi to ensure that they remain in the public eye and maintain their popularity. Some stars, at least partially, embrace this theory and have made a conscious decision to cultivate a more mutually beneficial relationship with their tabloid "friends."
Common conciliatory acts include offers of temporary access or exclusives in exchange for a little privacy, and even celebs voluntarily coming out of homes to provide easier access for the paparazzi on stake-out duty. Some celebs actually work overtime to ensure that the paparazzi follow them around 24/7. Predictably, the talent-starved queen of all tabloid-anointed celebrities, Paris Hilton, has embraced this tactic by notoriously offering the paparazzi her schedule, ensuring a weekly parade of heavy-lidded, Jagermeister-addled, "I’m about to retch in an alleyway" snapshots.
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