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Shyne Not Feeling Rick Ross’ Bar Mitzvah: “I have no respect for what he represents…”

Belizean rapper and hip hop figure Shyne , now known as Moses Michael Levi , has a major gripe about Rick Ross’ new mixtape The Black Bar Mitzvah. Shyne served over 9 years in prison for his role in a nightclub shooting after Sean “Diddy” Combs got into an altercation that got out of hand. Shyne, who is now a practicing Orthodox Jew, has a lot to say about Ross’ new mixtape. Now Ross, a former correctional officer, is rubbing Shyne the wrong way in more ways than one. “I ain’t mad. It’s just, I think he’s corny. … I have no respect for what he represents, for who he is, let’s just start with that,” the former Bad Boy rapper and Orthodox Jew said to MTV News on Monday (October 8). “The Black Bar Mitzvah, to me, you’re on me, you’re obsessed with everything Shyne. All of a sudden, you running with the Star of David and dudes is Jewish now all of a sudden?” (MTV) Shyne hopped on Twitter and let his feelings be known to say the least. “He’s alright but he’s not real! He’s a cop! He’s not real! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohMMwEYYcd0&feature=youtube_gdata_player … ,” he tweeted October 8th. “F#%^ the police & the former correctional officers! If u a police lover f#%^ u too!” “I got partners doing life cause they really slung dope. I despise someone who lies about that life” (Shyne’s Twitter) Shyne has revealed his displeasure with William “Rick Ross” Roberts II because of his “fake” rap image and how it relates to many rappers in hip hop’s current state. “The difference between me and everybody else, I was talking to Fat Joe the other day when he was like, ‘Yo, it’s entertainment,’ and I was like, ‘That’s the difference between me and a former correction officer or any of these other dudes.’ It’s not entertainment for me. You dig? Whatever I give you, is me…[I'm definitely talking about] Rick Ross. Absolutely. He’s the only officer I know that’s a rapper. I don’t know anybody else that used to be a cop that raps…Hip-Hop comes from the gutter, it’s from the struggle, from the dudes that’s in prison so for a dude that used to lock dudes in, for the dude that used to be like, ‘Yo, on the wake up! You got a visit,’ for that dude to turn into the biggest gangsta rapper is like shocking to me. I don’t even understand that. That makes no sense to me…” (Superstar Radio) This is interesting and we will be watching as it develops.  Rick Ross’ rap name was lifted from Freeway Ricky Ross, and he has taken on personas of Albert Anastasia, The Telflon Don, Larry Hoover and Big Meech in his music highlighting selling cocaine.  Yet, he denied the one thing he truly was … a correctional officer.  When Shyne made the change to a practicing Orthodox Jew, he was faced with a lot of ridicule from the hip hop community, who wanted “that old Shyne” to come back.  So Shyne is feeling “swagger jacked” by someone whom he relates to the enemy on the other side of the bars.  Interesting indeed. Click on link to hear Rick Ross big up Shyne before his release from prison Ross talks Shyne Click on link to hear what Shyne had to say about Rick Ross a year ago Shyne Talks Ross and More Read More »

Reggie Bush’s Girlfriend is Reportedly Pregnant

Bossip is saying that Reggie Bush has a baby on the way.  Sources close to Bush have allegedly stated that the player's girlfriend got pregnant during a trip to Europe toward the end of the summer.  The Armenian woman, who goes by the name Lelit,  is set to be well-paid for the next 18 years, even when Bush is no longer bringing in big NFL paychecks. Reggie has been dating the woman for a year and reportedly moved her to LA so that he could be with her during the season.  He is reportedly pretty upset about the pregnancy, but wants to keep the baby. Is this a good or bad thing for Bush?  It depends on how you look it it.  If he isn't interested in being with this woman for the long haul, it could be ugly.  But then again, she's not Kim Kardashian, which is definitely a point in her favor.   The post Reggie Bush’s Girlfriend is Reportedly Pregnant appeared first on Black Like Moi . Read More »

Rick Ross to Release The Black Bar Mitzvah Mixtape Today

Ricky Rozay is proving to be one of the hardest working rappers in the game displaying a hunger unmatched by many in his field.  Ross is so hungry he has even aqcuired his second WingStop , this one, in his hometown of Miami, FL .  Rozay recently opened a WingStop in Memphis, TN as part of a multi-unit, multi-state development deal with the WingStop chain.  Earlier this year, Rick Ross signed an endorsement deal with Reebok. On the music side of things, The Boss, opened up this year with his mixtape, Rich Forever , dropped the MMG compilation Self Made 2 , scored his fourth No. 1 album this year with God Forgives, I Don’t , is currently headlining the MMG Tour, keeping the blogs jumping with near scuffles and talks of beef, and still has managed to drop his fourth, yes FOURTH, project this year, The Black Bar Mitzvah Mixtape, at Datpiff.com today. I am not sure whether hanging out with Drake (Jewish) has inspired Rick Ross with the mixtape theme, which features his face superimposed on the Star of David, the symbol of the Jewish faith.  Bar Mitzvah literally translated means “son of commandment” and commemorates a young Jewish boy, coming of age at 13, and being recognized by the Jewish tradition of having the same rights as a grown man and now morally and ethically responsible for his decisions and actions. How does this translate to Rick Ross and his project ?? Is this project just a celebration ?? Can Ross keep the hits coming ?? Click here to download Rick Ross’ The Black Bar Mitzvah  at 2 PM TODAY and let us know what you think !! Click here to view Rick Ross’ new video featuring T.I. in Bury Me a G  off of Self Made 2 Read More »

Oprah on Rihanna and Chris Brown: “I Have No Judgement About It”

Last month, Rihanna sat down with Oprah for her "Next Chapter" series. Oprah, known to ask probing questions, didn't hold back from asking the singer if she still loves Chris Brown -- her ex-boyfriend who brutally beat her three years ago. A tearful Rihanna admitted that she still loves Chris and was hoping he'd gotten the help he needs. Ever since the shocking interview aired, there has been a drastic shift in Rihanna and Chris Brown's interaction. The initial citing took place during the MTV Awards, when Rihanna deviated from her original path to her seat to hug Chris Brown. The next citing took place at a VIP section for Jay-Z's concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where Chris Brown was seen placing his arms around Rihanna. Days after the latter citing, Chris Brown tweeted that he'd broken up with his girlfriend Karrueche Tran to save his "friendship" with Rihanna.  " I have decided to be single to focus on my career.  I love Karrueche very much, but I don't want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna. I'd rather be single, allowing us to both be happy in our lives ." As Oprah walked into her Lifeclass Series in Houston, Texas, on Friday, EXTRA informed her about Rihanna and Chris Brown's friendship and asked how she felt about it.  "I'm not surprised,"  she said. " [Rihanna] learned a lesson that she was repeating with Chris Brown — exactly what she needed to learn from her father. I think that if she is prepared to deal with that and is prepared to help him help himself then so be it. I have no judgment about it." She   continued,  "That’s why I can sit there and have such a great time with her because I do all my interviews with no judgment whatsoever. If that’s how you choose to lead your life, that's really okay.” The post Oprah on Rihanna and Chris Brown: “I Have No Judgement About It” appeared first on Black Like Moi . Read More »

Chris Brown on the Girlfriend Drama: “Is there such a thing as loving two people?”

Chris Brown came out and spoke about his recent love triangle between singer Rihanna and his current girlfriend, Karrueche.  Speaking half-drunk and trying to be honest, Chris decides to get a bit philosophical on the issue.  Being a young guy with a lot of girlfriends to choose from, Brown confesses that he does love both of his women and asks whether it's OK to do that.  We're the ones who decided that monogamy was a requirement, but most of us know that a lot of people can't stick with this rule.  Does Chris have a point at all?  See for yourself:   I’m a little drunk so I’m gonna be honest. See, y’all don’t really get the real Chris Brown but I’m gonna be honest. I’m stressed out. It’s not about the music cause I love my fans. It’s just, when you share history with somebody, and then you tend to fall in love with somebody else, it’s kind of difficult. Is there such thing as loving two people?  I don’t know if that’s possible but for me, I feel like that. Y’all probably like, ‘What the f-ck is he talking about right now’ but I am being real. I don’t want to hurt either or.  I’m not trying to be a player, or a dog, not none of that. My mother raised me differently, so I just can’t. I don’t know man, a n-gga be stressing. That’s what n-ggas do. The life of Chris Brown Read more:  [Video] Chris Brown Explains His Love Triangle: ‘Is There Such Thing As Loving Two People?’ | Necole Bitchie.com The post Chris Brown on the Girlfriend Drama: “Is there such a thing as loving two people?” appeared first on Black Like Moi . Read More »

Nicki Minaj Responds to Mariah Carey’s Claims That She Threatened to ‘Shoot Her’

By: Victor “Doc V” Trammell It seems as though the cat fight between veteran pop singer Mariah Carey and platinum-selling rap artist Nicki Minaj has not yet come to an end. Reason4Rhymes.com has already reported on the feud between the two female performers. However, TMZ has recently reported that Mariah has not yet deaded the situation and told Barbara Walters about a gun threat Minaj allegedly made against her. Walters, who is one of the hosts on ABC’s “The View” said that Mariah contacted her and was very concerned. Allegedly, Mariah heard that when Nicki walked off the set of American Idol after their confrontation Nicki Minaj said, “If I had a gun I would shoot the bitch.” Now Nicki has taken to Twitter to air out her response to reports that Mariah has spoken to Barbara Walters in an effort to further smear her name. The following italicized statements were tweeted by the rapper: “ Barbara walters didn’t reach out from our team barbz. I guess we’re too dangerous. Don’t shake if you don’t wannA get shook!!!! LmAooooooooooo. I don’t call tmz n barbara walters cuz I can stand on my own two feet. Never needed an army. God is good. Insecurity is as cruel as the grave.” “I guess it hurts to have the producers tell u to ur face that nicki is the best judge we’ve had since simon. Awww, poor u. keep them lies cmn.” “I thought we resolved it yesterday but I see u want your pity party to continue. So I’m bout to po dot tea…All I do is compliment u. That’s not enuff? Ur a legend, cheer up. U don’t have to run down your resume or feel intimidated. Shady McGrady…(Nicki Minaj Twitter account)”   Read More »

Legendary Hip Hop Groups Public Enemy and N.W.A. Nominated for 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Two of hip hop’s pioneering and most historically relevant groups are among 13 other acts nominated for the 28th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. N.W.A. and Public Enemy could be possible inductees for their timeless musical contributions to American culture.  The legendary music ceremony will take place in Los Angeles next year. According to AllHipHop.com, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation CEO Joel Peresman stated, “The definition of ‘rock and roll’ means different things to different people, but as a broad as the classifications may be, they all share a common love of the music (All Hip Hop.com).” There are special qualifications for musical acts to meet in order to be nominated as  an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  One of them is that an artist or group’s first album or single must have been released 25 years ago. Public Enemy released their first and classic album “Yo! Bum Rush The Show” in 1987. N.W.A. released their first album “N.W.A. and the Posse” in 1987 as well.  They went on to release several other albums throughout their illustrious careers. Though controversial, the rap music made in their generation gave listeners a dose of reality in regard to the urban communities they grew up in. Issues such as police brutality, poverty, and political corruption were brought to the forefront in the music they released.  The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will take place on April 18, 2018 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Other nominees for the ceremony include Albert King, Deep Purple, The Marvelettes, and Kraftwerk. Read More »

Tyler Perry Buys Disabled Woman New Van After Her’s is Stolen

A woman from the Atlanta area-Decatur, received a wonderful surprise the day after she was devastated to learn that her minivan was stolen. The surprise was a phone call from television and movie star, Tyler Perry and her was calling to let he know he was buying her a new van. “God is good, and Tyler Perry is just wonderful,” Alicia Day exclaimed, talking to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, on Tuesday. On Monday, while watching the news, Perry saw a report about Day’s car being stolen on Sunday. Her customized Chrysler minivan was stolen from the driveway of her  home. 24 year old Day has cerebral palsy and she uses a wheelchair. She had a customized van to accommodate getting in and out of the vehicle with her wheelchair. She used the van as her only source of transportation to get to and from her part-time job at Home Depot where she is a greeter. When Perry heard her story, he did not waste any time. Two hours after Day’s story aired on the news, she had a new minivan, thanks to Tyler Perry. Day was elated, saying, “This made me feel so wonderful. Tyler Perry, of all people, decided to help a handicapped person.” Perry got on the job himself, driving to R & R Mobility Van & Lifts Inc. in Conyers, where the Days had bought the stolen van 12 years prior to the theft. Perry had to convince the dealership to open back up for his purchase because they were closed. He then purchased the $60, 000 van that same day. Michael Bortvit, a salesman at the dealership said, “I’d never seen anything like this. I had left for the day. I turned around and came back and met with Mr. Perry, who drove up alone in his Land Rover.” Perry included Day’s parents, Cecil and Hannelore Day, in choosing the van for their daughter. They were shown a selection of vans and chose a silver customized 2011 Volkswagen Amerivan for Alicia. Read More »

Oprah May Not Lead List of Highest Paid Celebs For Long

Oprah Winfrey may be ranked #1 on the list of highest paid celebs again this year, but her reign may soon come to an end.  Winfrey, who earned $165 million this year, is expected to see a steep decline in her annual earnings starting very soon. Winfrey isn’t taking a salary from The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), which has been struggling since its inception.  She’s also on the cover of every issue of O Magazine, which is working to stay afloat in a declining magazine industry.  Winfrey has made some strides with OWN, interviewing one major celebrity after another, and she is doing three shows on OWN herself.  But some wonder if this is going to be enough to keep her income at the top of the pile. Most of Oprah’s money come from ownership of other ventures.  She owns a big chunk of hit shows that come out of Harpo Productions, including Dr. Phil and Rachel Ray.  She also has a satellite radio show in addition to her magazine.  This is where most of her revenue is coming from. But it’s hard to feel sorry for a woman who has amassed a fortune of $2.7 billion in her extraordinary career.  As sensational as she is, Oprah Winfrey has already secured her place in business and entertainment history. Oprah, who always seems to be having fun, has caused some buzz with her role in the new film, “The Butler,” circulating a very saucy picture of herself with Terrence Howard that has gotten attention all over the web.  Oprah’s exhaustive resume, commitment to ownership and understanding of business models allows her to do what she wants to do, which is the power of having financial freedom.     Read More »

Cissy Houston Upset Bebe Wrote Book about Whitney

Bebe Winans wrote a book about Whitney Houston , called ‘The Whitney I Knew’, describing her as a very close friend and confidante. When news broke that Bebe wrote the book, there were a lot of questions surrounding his motives for writing the book and more importantly there were questions about whether or not he got permission from her family. It seems he didn’t. According to the Wall Street Journal, Cissy Houston, Whitney’s mother, is not happy about the timing of the book release. The problem that Cissy is having with Bebe’s book is that he released it before she could release her own book which she hopes will “tell the unabridged and unbelievable story of her daughter’s life as well as her own.” Cissy’s book will be out, early next year, in February but Bebe has already robbed her of one of her intentions for writing the book; she wanted to be the first to share her daughter’s story after her passing. According to the WSJ, Winans never asked the Houston family for their blessing to write a book about Whitney. Cissy reports  that she only heard about the book through a newspaper article as did the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Winans has been traveling around the country on a book tour of the now controversial book,  “The Whitney I Knew.” He is reported to also be promoting his latest music project a patriotic album called, “America, America.” Considering how close he claimed to be to the Houston family, it seems odd that he would write a book about a member of their family and then “forget” to tell them about it. Read More »

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