Kodak Black Released From Jail After Serving 7 Months (VIDEO)

Kodak Black is a free man after serving 7 months in Florida’s Broward County jail.

He was all smiles as he was seen greeting two men who met him at the jail right after he was sprung from prison. His first stop after leaving prison was going to his mother’s house to see his son, Local10.com reported.

The 21-year-old rapper, who legally changed his name to Bill K. Kapri earlier this year, was arrested in January on charges including grand theft of a firearm, possession of a weapon or ammo by a felon, possession of marijuana and neglecting a child.

Kodak’s arrest, which resulted in two probation violation charges, came after he filmed himself on Instagram Live while having marijuana near his son while on house arrest.

The child neglect and grand theft of firearm arm charges were later dropped, and Kodak pled “not guilty” to the marijuana possession and felony firearm possession charges.

Kodak was originally facing 12 years behind bars, but after those charges were dropped, he was scheduled to be released in October, and fortunately for him, the judge trimmed some time from his sentence even more last month.

“All I can say is, I work very hard to try and give all of my clients a second chance,” Kodak’s attorney Bradford Cohen told Pitchfork in July regarding the shortened sentence. “We were lucky that the matter concerning […] Kodak was resolved in a way we felt was extremely fair by the prosecutor handling the matter. He looks forward to getting out and creating new music and spreading his charity work.”

Kodak changed his legal name from Dieuson Octave to Bill K. Kapri back in May so that he could have a “fresh start,” his attorney Bradford Cohen said. While in jail, he took steps to better his life, including getting his GED and taking parenting classes.

Including his January arrest, Kodak Black has been arrested at least five times since 2015. He still has a pending sexual assault case in South Carolina.

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Ohio State Coach Surprises Players With Tickets to Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s “On The Run II” Concert in Columbus

Ohio State’s football coach surprised players with free tickets to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s concert in Columbus Thursday night (Aug. 16).

Hip Hop’s royal couple brought their “On the Run II” to Ohio Stadium on the campus of Ohio State in Columbus, OH, and after Thursday’s practice, the Buckeyes’ acting head coach Ryan Day told his team that they would be attending the show later that night.

A video posted on the team’s social media pages shows the Buckeyes’ football team when they heard the good news. Day tells players that if their kicker makes a field goal, there will be “no meetings tonight.” When senior PK Sean Nuernberger makes the field goal, the team erupts in cheers. But not having meetings that night wasn’t the only gift the players would be receiving that night.

“You guys are going to the concert tonight!” Day told the team as they erupted into even bigger cheers. “JAY-Z and Beyoncé!” Freshman Dominic DiMaccio, also a placekicker for the Buckeyes, then did his best JAY-Z and basically nailed it, tbh.

“Ay HOV’s in the building,” DiMaccio said to his teammates as they laughed. “So tonight we gone have some fun baby. Y’all gone see my wife, ya’ll gone see me perform, ya’ll gone see me sing some throwback music. Y’all gone enjoy yourself. Aye, don’t ask my girl if she want cheddar, she want cheese.”

According to ESPN, Live Nation provided Ohio State with 500 free tickets to the concert. The football team’s tickets were purchased through the NCAA student opportunity fund, Ohio State’s associate vice president for university communications Chris Davey said.

With Beyoncé, JAY-Z and DJ Khaled literally performing on their turf, it’s only right the Buckeyes get free tickets to the show.

Davey said that those tickets were purchased at general public price and that student-athlete opportunities like these are paid for through a “special discretionary fund that comes from donors to university athletics and sometimes the NCAA student opportunity fund.”

State tax dollars and tuition dollars are not used, Davey said.

Ohio State’s women’s volleyball team will join the football team. Last year, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams were sent to the Kendrick Lamar concert at the The Schottenstein Center.

NCAA Bylaw 16.7 allows an institution to provide reasonable entertainment to student-athletes while they are in their playing season.

“Since football’s playing season begins with preseason camp, we meet the requirements to provide such entertainment either through budget or using the NCAA Student Assistance Fund,” Davey said.

The team even got to hang out backstage with DJ Khaled, who shouted them out during his show-opening set.

Ryan Day was named acting head coach on August 1st after the school announced that head coach Urban Meyer was being placed on paid administrative leave for his alleged involvement in former Buckeyes coach Zach Smith’s 2015 domestic abuse incidents.

Smith’s ex-wife Courtney Smith said Meyer, along with his wife Shelley and many other people involved in the Ohio State football program knew about the incidents when they occurred and did not act on them. For his part, Meyer said he had no prior knowledge of the domestic abuse incidents, which were confirmed by several police reports obtained by Cleveland.com.

Ohio State president Michael Drake said the school’s investigation into the claims against Meyer would be completed this Sunday, with a decision on whether or not he will get to keep his job to follow shortly afterward.

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Jeremih Got Kicked Off His Own Tour After Teyana Taylor Called Him Out for Being “Selfish,” “Jealous” and a “Diva”

Teyana Taylor says she’s sick and tired of being “extremely mistreated” by Jeremih, so she announced Wednesday (Aug. 16) that she had pulled out of their co-headlining “Later That Night Tour,” which only kicked off two weeks ago on August 3rd.

“I’ve been extremely mistreated on this tour so on that note I will NO longer continue to stay on the #LaterThatNightTour because if I do [I’m gonna] end up knocking this n***a out,” she tweeted. “I’m sorry to all who has already purchased tickets to see me I will make sure everyone gets refunded!”

Teyana didn’t mince words either as she explained why she couldn’t go on with the tour, tweeting directly at Jeremih: “Lazy, sneaky, jealous, conniving, [selfish], lame ass n—a! Don’t ever try to play me Petunia! They come to see me then 80% of the room leave after MY SET! [I] work my ass off every city, every night! You’ve done nothing this whole tour but act like a DIVA in ya princess chair.”

Teyana went into more detail on her Instagram story, accusing Jeremih of sabotaging her set and thanking her for opening for him while they were in Boston even though they were co-headlining the tour.

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The next day, in a hilarious plot twist, Taylor tweeted that Jeremih had been “removed” from the tour, an upcoming date in Toronto would be rescheduled, and she would be performing the remaining dates as a solo act and keeping Dani Leigh as her special guest.

“#LaterThatNightTour will now be the #KTSEOnAlseVII TOUR,” she wrote on Twitter. “Toronto will be rescheduled for later this week & All other dates will remain the same. I will also keep @DaniLeigh on as my special guest. I promised y’all I would work it out regardless. #womenempowerment #LevelUp”

After a fan asked for clarification about whether or not Jeremih was removed, Teyana confirmed: “He’s been removed from the tour.”

So, basically, homeboy got kicked off his own tour. Dayum.

Aside from a shady Instagram post, Jeremih remained mum on the beef, but he broke his silence today in an interview with Hot Rod from Power 92 Chicago.

He denied Teyana’s allegations of him being a sneaky and conniving person and explained why most of the crowd leaves after Teyana’s set. According to Jeremih, Teyana would ask her fans to go backstage for the meet and greet, which would leave a very thin crowd for him.

Jeremih also accused Taylor of exhibiting her own “diva” behavior when she allegedly “got mad over some chicken wings one night.” In the end, Jeremih said it’s “all love” and he has no problems with Teyana.

Jeremih followed up with a tweet Friday night (Aug. 17), saying that he holds “no resentment or vengeance in [his] heart” despite him being “extremely pissed about the disrespectful comments and name calling” from Teyana.

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WATCH: Janet Jackson’s “Made For Now” Video Feat. Daddy Yankee

It’s been three years since Janet Jackson has released new music, but that changed Thursday (Aug. 16) when the pop icon dropped a hot new single called “Made For Now,” a collaboration with reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee.

The uplifting anthem, produced by Harmony Samuels, was inspired by Janet’s love of music from around the globe. The Dave Meyers-directed visual sees Jackson and a bevy of dancers from all around the world taking to the streets of Brooklyn for a huge dance party.

Jackson and her longtime creative director Gil Duldulao handpicked the international dance crew, who hail from Ghana, Nigeria, Trinidad, Ghana and the U.S. The dance party moves from the streets, to a rooftop, an apartment, and various other locations.

“Made For Now” is Janet’s first music release since her 11th studio album Unbreakable in October 2015 and will serve as the first single from that project’s highly anticipated follow-up.

Janet is currently on the second leg of her “State of the World Tour,” which wraps on October 2nd in Atlantic City. She and Daddy Yankee are scheduled to perform “Made for Now” for the first time Friday night (Aug. 17) on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

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“Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin Dead at 76

Aretha Franklin, best known as the “Queen of Soul,” died Thursday (Aug. 16) following a lengthy battle with advanced pancreatic cancer.

According to TMZ, Franklin passed away around 9:50 a.m. in her Detroit home where she had been under hospice care, her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn told the Associated Press.

The “Respect” singer had been in failing health for several months and was down to 86 pounds, TMZ reported. Sources close to the family say that they were informed over a week ago that Aretha could pass at any time.

Franklin’s family had asked for prayers on Sunday after it was first reported that she was “gravely ill” and near death.

“Franklin’s official cause of death was due to advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin’s oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute” in Detroit, Quinn told the AP in a statement from Franklin’s family.

“In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family.”

Aretha Franklin was 76 years old and is survived by her four sons and longtime partner Willie Wilkerson.

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She was surrounded by friends and family when she passed. Her family released a statement, saying, “In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family.”

She had appeared incredibly frail in recent years, and rarely performed live. Her most recent appearance was last November for Elton John’s AIDS Foundation 25th Anniversary Benefit.

Aretha’s career is just incredible. Born in Memphis in 1942, her family eventually relocated to Detroit where she began singing in her father’s church. She was such a powerhouse gospel singer, she landed a Columbia record deal in the early ’60s.

Her string of chart-topping hits began with her Atlantic Records deal in 1967.

Aretha’s achievements in the late ’60s were remarkable for any artist, but especially so for a black woman in the midst of the Civil Rights movement. She held the record for the most entries on the Hot 100 list of any female artist for nearly 40 years, only to be dethroned in 2017 by Nicki Minaj.

She won 18 Grammys and was the first woman ever inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Aretha delivered a powerful rendition of “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” — while wearing that unforgettable hat — at Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration.

Throughout her career, Aretha was known for delivering incredible one-off live performances, including at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors show where she sang ‘Natural Woman’ in honor of the song’s co-writer, Carole King.

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WATCH: Beyoncé, JAY-Z & DJ Khaled Dedicate Detroit Concert to Aretha Franklin Amid Reports She’s “Gravely Ill”

On Monday night (Aug. 13), after reports emerged saying that Aretha Franklin was “gravely ill” and living her last days, Beyoncé and JAY-Z dedicated their “On The Run II Tour” concert in Franklin’s hometown of Detroit to the Queen of Soul.

After performing their first song, “Holy Grail,” at Ford Field, Beyoncé told the cheering crowd “This show tonight is dedicated to Aretha Franklin.” Queen Bey added, “We love you and thank you for changing all of our lives with beautiful music.”

DJ Khaled, who served as the opening act of Monday’s show, got the crowd excited when he played one of Franklin’s biggest hits, “Respect.” After playing the song, Khaled shouted: “Make some noise for Aretha Franklin” as the audience cheered.

The touching dedications came just hours after news broke that the iconic singer was dying of cancer.

CNN reported late Monday that Franklin is in hospice care, and Detroit news anchor Evrod Cassimy, who has been in touch with the R&B/Soul legend’s loved ones said she was being “surrounded by friends and family” and “asking for your prayers at this time.”

Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson are among the singer’s friends who have visited Franklin at her home in Detroit over the last few days, according to her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn. Mariah Carey tweeted that she was “praying for the Queen of Soul,” as did Ciara and Missy Elliott.

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Aretha Franklin Is “Alert, Talking, Laughing” With Family, Nephew Says

Amid news reports that Aretha Franklin is “gravely ill” with cancer, her nephew says she is in good spirits and she and the family are hoping she’ll “pull through.”

Tim Franklin tells PEOPLE that his aunt is “alert, laughing, teasing, able to recognize people.” He said, “Family is there with her. She’s home.”

Tim said he saw her last week and was doing fine. “I saw her a week ago Friday and we talked for about 45 minutes to an hour. My brother was there on Saturday and she was alert, talking, laughing, joking,” he explained. “She’s watching TV, so God forbid she sees all of this ‘Aretha’s dead,’ so I don’t want to dampen her spirits on that.”

Citing doctors, TMZ reported Monday (Aug. 13) that Franklin was on her deathbed and wouldn’t make it to Tuesday. Well, today is Wednesday and Aretha Franklin is still with us, and her family is choosing to remain hopeful. Tim says that while his aunt “is sick,” their family is “trying to keep her spirits up and go from there.”

“We believe she’ll pull through it, she believes she’ll pull through it, and that’s the important thing,” he said.

While her loved ones are remaining hopeful, CNN reported late Monday that the Queen of Soul is in hospice care.

Detroit news anchor Evrod Cassimy, who has been in touch with Franklin’s family, described the singer as being “surrounded by friends and family” Monday and said that Franklin was “asking for your prayers at this time.”

Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson are among the stars who have visited Franklin at her home in Detroit, Michigan over the last few days, her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn confirmed to AP.

Mariah Carey tweeted that she was “praying for the Queen of Soul,” and Beyoncé dedicated her and JAY-Z’s sold out concert Monday at Ford Field in Detroit to Franklin.

Aretha Franklin has battled with health problems and weight throughout her life, and was diagnosed with an “unspecified illness,” widely reported to be pancreatic cancer, in 2010.

Shortly afterward, Franklin canceled a string of live shows, but didn’t confirm the diagnosis. She had a comeback tour in 2011, but was forced to cancel several of those shows due to an undisclosed medical condition.

On Monday, a source close to the singer confirmed with the Associated Press that Franklin is “seriously ill” but declined to elaborate on her condition or the severity of her sickness.

“She has been ill for a long time,” a longtime friend previously said, according to PEOPLE. “She did not want people to know, and she didn’t make it public.”

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Queen Naija Is Pregnant With “Friend” Clarence’s Baby 4 Months After Divorcing Chris Sails

Well, that was fast! Popular YouTube personality Queen Naija just surprised her fans with big news on her latest video. She’s having a baby with her “friend” Clarence and she just got divorced four months ago.

Queen built her following on YouTube by doing funny videos with her now ex-husband Chris Sails, and they split earlier this year after being married for years after he cheated on her multiple times.

The couple, who have a young son together, divorced back in April. And after leaving Chris, Queen released a song called “Medicine” which has been doing fairly well on the radio and even charted on Billboard. Clarence played “Chris” in the video.

In a recent interview with Ebro from Hot 97, Queen said she felt as though her ex-husband was jealous of her singing career, and she also refused to call Clarence her boyfriend at the time because she didn’t feel like he deserved that title just yet.

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The pair were so low-key to the point where people were saying Clarence didn’t want to claim Queen or vice versa. Well, now Queen wants the world to know who the new love of her life is. She took to YouTube, of course, to announce that they’re expecting their first child together.

“There’s one more thing we don’t want to hide from you guys,” Queen Naija said in the video. “Because we would feel that it’s unfair and it’s not something that should be hidden.” She then said she would let the next clip do the talking, and the next clip was a video of an ultrasound scan.

Watch below around the 19:33 mark:

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Azealia Banks Says Grimes Abandoned Her at Elon Musk’s House, Which She Compared to “Get Out” Movie

After deciding to put her upcoming album Fantasea II: The Second Wave on hold after the Wildn’ Out debacle, it looks like Azealia Banks is back in the studio working on new music.

And it seems like she’s doing whatever it takes to finish her collaboration with Canadian singer Grimes, even if that means waiting around the musician’s boyfriend Elon Musk’s home all by herself for days.

The rapper and professional word vomiter said that’s exactly what she’s been doing in a message share shared to her Instagram story over the weekend.

“Literally been sitting at Elon Musks waiting for Grimes to show up and start these sessions,” she wrote. “I have no idea when she is coming back. I’m going to wait one more day then I’m going to go home.”

Later, she compared her stay at Musk’s house to Jordan Peele’s 2016 Oscar-winning movie “Get Out.” She wrote: “Staying at Elon Musk’s house has been like a real [life] episode of ‘Get Out’”

She then went on one of her signature rants full of slurs and TMI, suggesting Grimes and Musk wanted to have a threesome with her and calling them both “crackheads” and Musk a “trash a** beta male pig.”

She also accused Musk’s family of profiting from mining emerald and ore in southern Africa during apartheid, called him ugly said he was on the Down Syndrome spectrum. Oh, and she also said he was a “mutant.”

Read her entire rant below:

“LOL, Elon Musk is better off hiring an escort. At least an escort would have kept her mouth shut about his business. He’s got some dirty-sneaker-inbred-out of the words Pabst beer p***y methhead-junkie running around town telling EVERYONE EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM. All because he needed a date to the Met Gala to hide his shrinking d**k from Amber Heard LOL.

“A f***ing rebound. A beta male who took steroids and got hair plugs to convince himself he was alpha. There’s no reason, that in this collab with Grimes, I know so much about ‘Elon Musk’ … Grimes is really an idiot.

“And Elon Musk is really a part of the problem. When you talk about white male privilege and colonialism… His family’s wealth is rooted in emerald and ore mines in southern African during apartheid.

“This trash a** beta male pig was given his start in life because his disgusting racist parents took advantage of thousands of black people…..

“Ask Elon Musk what the f*** he does for Africa? Nothing, he ignores it. These fake a** libertarian sh** bags.

“And hes ugly. The thin grey lips. The froggy eyelids. Un-uniformed hair growth pattern. Pork skin. He’s own the Down syndrome spectrum. FOR SURE

“There’s something not quite right about that man. I wouldn’t give the credit of calling him an alien. He’s a mutant. His humanoid group emerged/crawled out of the Caucasus cave system 15,000 years after the first Caucasian homo-sapiens did. He’s really a caveman.”

And that’s not all. Banks, apparently after being accused of holding herself hostage, continued:

“Holding myself hostage? So you mean to tell me I specifically invited myself into your home after weeks and weeks of you telling me how your man thinks I’m hot and begging me to come to LA to work with [your] crusty a**? F***ing crackers. The last time I try working with a white b**ch.

“They’re both two f***ing crackheads. [He’s] tweeting on acid f***ing up his own stocks and whatnot. A real life dummy The nerve of these crackheads to think I would put my fully human lips on them. Absolutely atrocious.

After waiting for days, Banks said she received a first-class plane ticket out of L.A., which she did not appreciate.

“Lol I waited around all weekend while Grimes coddled her boyfriend for being too stupid to know not to go on Twitter while on acid. Then she had the nerve to go ghost and ‘book me a first class flight’ thru Roc Nation as if she’s big enough to send ME out of La. Ha!

“I should have stayed my ass in NYC. They invited me here to stay and told me I couldn’t bring my boyfriend…. Lol… it was probably some weird threesome sex sh** to begin with…..”

Yikes. This is a far cry from the excitement Banks expressed last month on Twitter when she found out she was going to collaborate with Grimes.

“Omg I’m listening to f2!!! All the songs are finished except Lorelei and Grimes song,” she tweeted. “I have a session next week with Alex Carapetis to lock Lorelei down. Then I go to LA to finish grimes and oh yes!! Finish Paradiso two! But daaaaaaaamn there’s some heat!”

Guess it’s safe to say this Grimes collaboration won’t be happening after all.

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Stephanie Mills Dragged Sam Smith to Wakanda & Back for Michael Jackson Diss

Protip: If you are a somewhat popular singer, it would be in your best interests to never come for a legend like Michael Jackson. Apparently, British singer Sam Smith didn’t get the memo.

While vacationing with fellow singer Adam Lambert on what appears to be a yacht, Sam Smith was caught on video saying that he doesn’t like Michael Jackson. “I don’t like Michael Jackson but this is a good song,” Smith said as an MJ song played in the background.

While many folks on Twitter told Smith to put some gah damb respeck on the King of Pop’s name, even referencing the fact that his own song from the Bond move sounded like a knockoff of Jackson’s “Earth Song,” there was one person’s response to Smith’s MJ diss that stood out even more.

After the legendary Stephanie Mills caught wind of Smith’s comments about her late friend, she took to social media and dragged him for absolute filth. I mean, she took him to Wakanda, LET HIM HAVE IT, and then shipped his happy azz back to America with new knowledge that he is NOT to ever come for the King in the future.

“Don’t come for MICHAEL JACKSON when you wish you have sold as many records and you wish you were the King of Pop like he was,” she wrote on Instagram. “I’m so tired of you people studying our music, and studying our [artists] and claiming that you don’t like our music. Go sit your 1 HIT WONDER ass down and learn how to finish a tour. When you can sell as many records as the king of Pop, Michael Jackson then maybe you can say something. So I say to you Mr. Smith have several seats and come for me if you want to.”

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Stephanie Mills also reminded the world of that time Sam Smith called a black woman a “black cunt.”

She said in a separate IG post: “Why would we embrace a man who refers to us as BLACK CUNTS? Yet he won the 2015 BET’s new artist award.”

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BAY-BEH!!! Stephanie Mills got all the time today!

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