Good news! Yella Beezy is at home recovering after being released from the hospital following his drive-by shooting incident.
The rapper, whose real name is Deandre Conway, was driving on the Sam Rayburn Tollway in Lewisville, Texas (near Dallas) early Sunday morning (Oct. 14) when someone in another vehicle pulled up beside him and opened fire. Police said at least a dozen shots were fired and Beezy was struck three times.
The severely wounded rapper was discovered around 3:30 a.m. and he was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. His condition was later updated to “stable,” and he was discharged from the hospital Monday afternoon, police said.
Captain Dan Rochelle said police haven’t yet determined a motive and no arrests have been made, however, rumors suggest the shooting was retaliation for the shooting death of Dallas-area comedian Roy Lee Pate, who died Saturday from a blood clot two weeks after he had been shot.
Yella Beezy, best known for his hit single “That’s On Me,” opened for Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s “On the Run II” tour stop in Arlington, Texas in September.
Zeigler was standing on trial for a more serious charge, assault with intent to murder, but the judge gave jurors the option of convicting him on the lesser charge.
Back in April, Brennan Walker had missed his school bus and tried to walk the four miles from his bus stop to Rochester High School, which is about 29 miles outside of Detroit.
Along the way, he got lost and started knocking on doors of nearby houses to get directions before eventually stopping at Zeigler’s house. He didn’t have his cell phone to help guide him because his mother had taken it the night before as punishment.
After knocking on the door, Brennan says a woman in the house (Zeigler’s wife) started yelling at him and accusing him of trying to break into the home. “She was like, ‘Why are you trying to break into my house?’ I was trying to explain to her that I was trying to get directions to Rochester High,” Brennan told Fox 2 Detroit at the time.
Moments later, Zeigler came to the door armed with a shotgun, and Brennan took off toward the street after spotting the weapon. As he ran away, Zeigler fired a shot at the teen.
Afterward, Zeigler claimed he never intended to fire the gun, telling police that the gun accidentally went off after he fell backward and his finger hit the trigger. However, the surveillance footage from Zeigler’s home, which was shown to the jury at the trial, directly contradicted Zeigler’s account of events.
The video actually shows a shirtless Zeigler raising his weapon and taking a few seconds to aim at Brennan before firing a shot. The recoil from the shot sent Zeigler back. Fortunately, Zeigler’s one shot missed, and Brennon said that that he was happy he didn’t “become a statistic.”
“My mom says that black boys get shot because sometimes they don’t look their age, and I don’t look my age. I’m 14, but I don’t look 14,” Brennan said.
Brennan’s mother, Lisa Wright, says race definitely factored into the incident and she considered Zeigler’s actions a hate crime.
“One of the things that stands out, that probably angers me the most is, while I was watching the tape, you can hear the wife say, ‘Why did “these people” choose my house?’” Wright told Fox 2 Detroit. “Who are ‘these people?’ And that set me off.”
During his defense testimony, Zeigler said he didn’t try to see what Brennan was doing at his door because the scene was “so chaotic.” He said, “I was concerned about my wife. I was concerned that someone was coming through the door.”
Of course, the surveillance footage showed Brennan waiting patiently on the porch, barely moving until he ran off after seeing Zeigler’s shotgun.
Around the time of the incident, Zeigler’s lawyer said the man, who is a retired firefighter, and his wife had been on “high alert” for possible break-ins after their home had been broken into several times before.
“He has given his whole life to the business of saving lives,” defense attorney Robert Morad said in April. “He has no signs, no history of racism. If there were any racial issues, he wouldn’t have spent his career working in the city of Detroit.”
Morad said the Zeiglers had been victims of home invasions four times, including once by a “neighborhood kid” who was subsequently convicted, however, that doesn’t give Zeigler the right to be trigger happy.
Zeigler’s attorney said his client’s conviction of the lesser charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm showed that the jury didn’t believe that he intended to kill Brennan … EVEN THOUGH HE SHOT AT HIM WITH A FRIKKIN’ SHOTGUN.
Jeffrey Zeigler could face up to 10 years in prison for the assault conviction, plus a mandatory two years for the firearm charge. His bond was revoked and he was ordered to jail until his sentencing on November 13th.
A white woman dubbed “Cornerstone Caroline” sparked outrage yesterday after a video showing her calling the police on a young black boy she falsely accused of sexually assaulting her in a Brooklyn store went viral. 53-year-old Teresa Sue Klein has since apologized for her lies.
The hella delayed apology from Klein came Friday (Oct. 12) after she watched surveillance footage from the Sahara Deli clearly showing the 9-year-old boy’s backpack brushing up against her as she was at the counter.
“I was wrong. The child accidentally brushed me,” she told News 12 Brooklyn, as laughter erupted from people in the deli who gathered to watch the footage with her. “Young man, I don’t know your name, but I’m sorry.”
Klein says she’s received numerous death threats since the incident, while community members say they’re more worried about the boy’s wellbeing.
One of Klein’s neighbors—a man named Jason Littlejohn, who recorded the viral video showing the little boy crying as Klein confronted his mother and called the “police”—said the incident was heartbreaking. “The second I saw that little boy crying, it broke my heart,” said Littlejohn, who is a father himself.
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft alongside Bill Gates in 1975, has died. He was 65 years old.
According to King 5 Seattle reporter Chris Daniels, Allen died from complications as a result of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which he was diagnosed with in 2009. He underwent chemotherapy for large B-cell lymphoma and the treatment put him into remission, however, the cancer returned in 2018.
Allen wrote a personal blog earlier this month about the disease returning, saying that his doctors were “optimistic” about his prognosis. You can read the post below:
I learned recently that the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that I was treated for in 2009 has returned. My team of doctors has begun treatment of the disease and I plan on fighting this aggressively.
A lot has happened in medicine since I overcame this disease in 2009. My doctors are optimistic that I will see good results from the latest therapies, as am I. I will continue to stay involved with Vulcan, the Allen Institutes, the Seahawks and Trail Blazers, as I have in the past.
I have confidence in the leadership teams to manage their ongoing operations during my treatment. I am very grateful for the support I’ve received from my family and friends. And I’ve appreciated the support of everyone on the teams and in the broader community in the past, and count on that support now as I fight this challenge.
Go Seahawks! Go Blazers!
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is, according to the Mayo Clinic, “cancer that originates in the lymphatic system, the disease-fighting network spread throughout your body. In non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, tumors develop from lymphocytes — a type of white blood cell.”
Treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma includes chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and drug treatments. The 10-year survival rate for this cancer is 59 percent, according to Geek Wire.
Before his death, Paul Allen was estimated to be the 46th-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $20.3 billion, including 100 million shares of Microsoft.
Allen also had a multibillion-dollar investment portfolio that included technology and media companies, real estate, stakes in other companies, and more. Some of his biggest investments were Ticketmaster and Charter Communications.
He also owned two professional sports teams: the Seattle Seahawks (NFL) and the Portland Trailblazers (NBA). He was also part-owner of Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders FC soccer team.
Allen was also a philanthropist and gave more than $2 billion towards causes such as education, wildlife and environmental conservation, the arts, health and community services, and more.
Paul Allen—who was, at times, considered reclusive—never married and didn’t have any children.
Yella Beezy was hospitalized over the weekend after being shot “multiple times” while driving on the highway in Texas.
Police confirmed to the Dallas News that the 26-year-old rising hip-hop star, born Deandre Conway, was shot three times early Sunday morning (Oct. 14) when a vehicle pulled up beside him on the Sam Rayburn Tollway near Dallas and began firing into his car.
More than a dozen shots were fired in total, officials said, and the severely wounded rapper was discovered around 3:30 a.m. He was alive and breathing and rushed to the hospital, where he currently remains in “stable condition.”
Beezy’s baby mama, @JustDee88 on Instagram, posted a photo on her IG story of him laying in his hospital bed receiving a kiss from their young son.
“I appreciate all the texts and phone calls,” Dee wrote in another post. “it’s hard to respond to everyone so I have avoided answering my phone because I have been physically and mentally drained. Thanks for all the love and support. God is good and God is real!”
The motive for the shooting is unknown and police haven’t arrested any suspects, however, rumors suggest the shooting was retaliation for the shooting death of Dallas-area comedian Roy Lee Pate, who died Saturday (Oct. 13) from a blood clot two weeks after he had ben shot.
Yella Beezy is best known for his hit single “That’s On Me,” which started getting major traction in the Dallas area this spring and was on the national level by the summer. He also opened for Beyoncé and JAY-Z on their “On the Run II” tour stop in Arlington, Texas last month.
The singer took to social media Friday (Oct. 12) to announce some exciting news: she’s four months pregnant with a baby girl.
Kehlani opened up in a heartfelt post on Instagram about always wanting to have a family of her own, and how she has an “amazing partner” whom she trusts with her body and her life. She also talked about how hard it’s been keeping her new journey a secret and how she’s happy to now be able to document it and “feel the freedom any pregnant person should.”
“I”m looking forward to sharing my little world with you all,” she wrote, “…my partnership with my very best friend and lover, our journey of conception, my choice for a natural home birth with my AMAZING midwives and eventually… the little pumpkin!”
Read her full post below:
I’ve always been very open with you all about my personal adventures & accomplishments… This was the HARDEST to hide. If you know me, you know I’ve dreamt about motherhood since I was very young. When asked what my goals are, it’s always the idea of a big healthy happy family & whatever comes along is a plus.
I am so honored to be given this gift by spirit, creator, and an amazing partner whom I trust with my body and life. iIknew sharing something so personal and precious could bring stress into my world but there isn’t a word anyone would say my way that could take away from this.
Dearest little girl, I am so proud to be your mommy. I am so proud to have received you. I cannot wait to meet you, I know you will be 50,000 times more special than I can even imagine at this moment. I am happy to document this journey and feel the freedom any pregnant person should.
I’m looking forward to sharing my little world with you all… my partnership with my very best friend and lover, our journey of conception, my choice for a natural home birth with my AMAZING midwives at @parteramidwifery and eventually… the little pumpkin! I am now a HOME. 4 months and counting with you, angel of mine. SHE DONT WANNN HIDE NO MO. We’re so ready for you mija!
This week’s Black Ink Crew picked up right where last week’s episode left off.
The cast of Black Ink Crew is LIVID after witnessing Sky get punched in the face by newcomer Herb. And it appears as though Ceaser, Walt, and Ted want ALL THE SMOKE and are ready for round 2 … even though they already gave Herb the bidness in round 1!
“MY SISTER BLEEDING!” Ceaser shouts, as Sky runs outside with two bottles in her hands asking “Where he at?!” Meanwhile, Walt is outside shirtless yelling “THAT N***A PUNCHED MY SISTER IN THE FACE!”
Because production won’t let anyone throw any more hands, the cast retreats back into their Airbnb so they can calm down and so that no one ends up in handcuffs.
I think we can all agree on one thing: Black Ink Crew New York is a REAL family, and they will ride for theirs no matter what.
Fran Drescher wants to bring The Nanny back to television, and she has the perfect person to star alongside her: Cardi B.
Drescher recently revealed that she’s a huge fan of the rapper, and she would like for her to play the role of her daughter in the potential series.
During a recent appearance on PeopleTV’s Chatter, the 61-year-old veteran actress discussed a number of topics, including a potential revival of the sitcom that made her a household name.
“I wanna do a sitcom with Cardi B,” Drescher said. “Wouldn’t she be great as my daughter?”
Asked about giving “The Nanny” another go, Drescher said: “I’m totally down with doing it … I don’t know what is going on with some of these networks out there because they do not seem to be hip to the fact that there’s an obsession amongst millennials for the show and moi!”
Drescher said her idea to team up with Cardi B came when the rapper stepped out in leopard print during Milan Fashion Week and shouted her out on Instagram.
“I was so flattered,” she said. “I just thought she paid homage to me wearing animal print and said ‘Fran Drescher.’ And then I got my juices flowing and thought, ‘Wait a minute, she’s from New York, we both have funny voices, she could be my daughter! Not from me and Mr. Sheffield, I would have to have a man of color. I’m down with the brothers.”
The Nanny, which starred Drescher as a cosmetic saleswoman who becomes nanny to three children of a widowed British Broadway producer, aired for six seasons on CBS from 1993 to 1999.
Back in June, Fran said that she and show’s co-creator, her husband of the past 34 years, Peter Marc Jacobson, were “talking about” reviving the series as other older shows make comebacks, but there aren’t currently any confirmed plans that it’s happening.
25 years after the “The Nanny” premiered, Drescher said, “People really love that show. It’s unreal.”
Cardi B playing her daughter in a reboot would be epic! We’re all the way here for this.
11-year-old Sarah Radney from Georgia has been identified as one of seven people who have lost their lives so far as a result of Hurricane Michael.
Here’s what you need to know:
Sarah Radney was killed when the legs of a portable carport struck her in the head after falling into the roof of her grandparents’ home.
In what could only be described as a freak accident, authorities said the powerful winds from Hurricane Michael picked up a portable carport next Sarah Radney’s grandparents’ house Wednesday (Oct. 10) and slammed it back down on the home, and when it landed, one of the legs ripped through the roof, fatally striking the 11-year-old girl in the head.
Michael dropped from a Category 4 hurricane to a Category 1 as it arrived in Georgia, and eventually weakened to a tropical storm, but it still caused havoc in parts of the state, sparking tornadoes, knocking down trees, damaging buildings and creating power outages as it moved towards the Carolinas.
Sarah reportedly had the week off from school for fall break, and she and her 12-year-old brother had been staying at their grandparents’ house near a lake in Seminole County, Georgia since Monday (Oct. 8). They were supposed to return home Thursday morning.
At home in Cairo, about 45 miles away from Seminole County, Sarah’s father and stepmother, Roy and Amber Radney, received the devastating call Wednesday evening that something had come through the roof and hit Sarah and her grandmother (Roy’s mother).
Sarah had been struck in the face, couldn’t breathe and quickly fell unconscious. About 45 minutes later, Amber Radney called her father-in-law, who told her that Sarah had died.
Emergency workers weren’t able to reach Sarah’s grandparents’ home until after midnight because power lines and trees blocked the roads, and when they finally made it, they took Sarah’s grandmother to a hospital, where she was treated for a punctured lung, a broken rib and flesh wounds, Amber Radney said.
Seminole County coroner Chad Smith said Sarah’s official cause of death had not been determined but that it would likely be massive blunt force trauma.
Sarah’s parents said she loved being around her big family and made everything more fun. She also loved spending the night at her grandparents’ house.
Sarah Radney was the youngest of four children until her father remarried and had two more daughters.
Sarah’s father, Roy, and stepmother, Amber, said in phone interviews with the Associated Press that the 11-year-old loved being around her big family and made everything more fun.
“We couldn’t ever get her to spend the night nowhere because she always wanted to be home with her family,” Roy Radney said. “She was 11 years old, but she liked to have fun like a 5-year-old.”
Sarah’s father said she loved to perform, and when the started sixth grade this year, she began playing the trumpet in the middle school band and had recently been in a play with the drama club.
Amber Radney said one of her favorite memories about her stepdaughter is when she made a video of Sarah dancing to Outkast’s “Hey Ya!” in a park about two years ago. “She was so beautiful and she smiled so much that day,” Amber said. “She lit up everything.”
A family member has started a GoFundMe for Sarah to help with funeral expenses and expenses related to Hurricane Michael.
A woman named Kim Hendrix, who says she’s Sarah’s aunt, started a GoFundMe page Wednesday. She wrote on the page:
“A precious angel gained her wings during Hurricane Michael! My name is Kim Hendrix and Sarah Radney was my beautiful niece that was always happy and smiling when I saw her! Unfortunately Sarah was fatally injured during Hurricane Michael. Her family is devastated and they just do not know how they will be able to give her the memorial service that she deserves.
“They also have some very tough battles to fight as they work through how they will get through this devastation and move forward, especially since there are so many obstacles due to the devastation from the Hurricane (not to mention the emotional battles) I pray that I am able to help my family through the kind hearts of others who wish to contribute to Sarah’s memory and wish to help her big beautiful family!
“Sarah has five sisters, one brother, a loving father, a kind and loving step-mother, a mother, and a loving and caring grandma and grandpa just to name a few of her immediate family and there are so many more! Unfortunately the family is going through a tough time and while money cannot heal or make the situation a happy one, the funds will assist the family in working through some tough battles in the coming days and months.
“We would all appreciate your kind contribution to help but also appreciate prayers for Sarah’s family especially her parents, siblings, and grandparents. Thank you in advance. RIP beautiful Sarah! We love you!
“While I live in Mississippi, I am from Cairo, GA and I’m attempting to raise funds for my niece’s family. Sarah is my niece and the daughter of my brother, Roy Radney. Roy is the son of Elizabeth and Eugene Radney who live in Donalsonville, GA.
“All funds raised will go to the Radney family to assist in funeral expenses and the rest of the family who will be out of work for an undetermined amount of time.”