Trey Songz was booked on felony domestic assault charges. The singer turned himself into the authorities Monday (March 19) after allegedly punching and choking a woman during NBA All-Star weekend last month.
Songz—with his lawyer Shawn Holley by his side—turned himself into the Los Angeles Police Department around 6 a.m. Monday morning and was booked on the felony charges. He was released at 8 a.m. after posting $50,000 bond.
The 33-year-old has remained mostly quiet on the alleged incident. However, he broke his silence before turning himself in and denied the allegations. “I am being lied on and falsely accused for someone’s personal gain,” he tweeted against his lawyers and management’s advice.
For weeks my lawyers & Mgmt have asked me not to comment on this and I initially agreed but this morning I feel that my fam, the women that raised me, my friends & fans especially the youth need to hear from me. I am being lied on and falsely accused for someone’s personal gain
A woman named Andrea Buera accused Songz of physically attacking her for talking to another man at a Hollywood Hills party during All-Star weekend in February. She said he hit her so hard, she had a concussion.
Buera described the alleged incident in a press conference:
“I was attending an after party when Trey began yelling at me, choking me, punching me and ultimately, he knocked me to the ground. While I was on the ground, he continued punching me. And he did not stop until his security guard pulled him off of me.
“…I had to go to the hospital because he hit me so hard I had a concussion and was throwing up from the migraines.”
“We are delighted at the news that Trey Songz has been arrested for felony domestic assault against my client Andrea Buera. Andrea will fully cooperate with the investigation and is ready, willing, and able to testify at trial, should that be necessary. We urge any witnesses to contact the Los Angeles police.”
Buera was granted a temporary restraining order against Songz earlier this month. A hearing for a permanent order is set to occur in late March; Buera will testify.
O.J. Simpson sat down for his first major interview since being released from prison. Though he refused to discuss his famous murder trial, he sure had a lot to say about a few other hot-button topics, including Colin Kaepernick and Donald Trump.
Simpson’s in-depth interview with Buffalo News was published Friday (March 16). As one of the first black athletes to “transcend race” and did everything in his power to distance himself from Black America and racial injustice, Simpson slams Colin Kaepernick for protesting police brutality.
“I think Colin made a mistake,” Simpson said of Kaepernick choosing to kneel during the National Anthem in protest of racial inequality in America. “I would always stand for the flag,” Simpson said.
“I really appreciate what [Kaepernick] was trying to say. I thought he made a bad choice in attacking the flag…
“When he did it the first time, I thought, ‘Well, you took a gamble, and I give you credit.’ But it was him continuing to do it where he made the biggest mistake.”
Simpson then made a reach by comparing the American flag to the Bible and why neither should be disrespected because of racists.
“I grew up at a time when deacons were in the KKK. I don’t disrespect the Bible because of those guys. The flag shouldn’t be disrespected because of what cops do. The flag represents what we want America to be.”
Again, Kaepernick and other NFL player who joined in the protest have repeatedly said that they are NOT protesting the flag, but that still goes over people’s heads who are committed to silencing black people and have no interest in ending racial inequality.
Anyways, the current POTUS was one of the main people to object to Kaepernick exercising his First Amendment right. And here comes Simpson agreeing with him and describing Trump as a “fun guy.”
“He would have been fun,” Simpson said of Trump who attempted to buy the Buffalo Bills, the NFL team Simpson played most of his career with.
“Ain’t no doubt about it. The one thing I can say about The Donald is The Donald is fun.
“Well, for a dude — and I consider myself a dude — Donald is a man’s man. He would be a fun guy. But that’s hanging out. … If the Bills weren’t winning, it would have been tough.”
Prior to his trial, Simpson and Trump had a friendly relationship. The two were golfing buddies and Simpson attended Trump’s 1993 wedding to Marla Maples.
Buffalo News even notes that Trump said he believed Simpson was framed for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman during a 1995 interview on The Howard Stern Show. Trump has only had negative remarks to say about Simpson in recent years, though.
Still considering him a friend, Simpson did say that he “probably” wouldn’t vote Trump.
“I only know two of my friends I’d vote to be president,” he said. “Some of my best, best besties I would not vote to be president. That has no bearing on it, you know?”
O.J. Simpson’s full interview is available on the Buffalo News website.
If you’re like former President Barack Obama (whose still my president because I refuse to claim 45) and you picked Virginia to win the 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament, then you might as well throw the whole bracket away… because it’s as good as trash now.
Before tonight, you may have never even heard of UMBC—which stands for University of Maryland Baltimore County—but, after Friday night’s (Mar. 16) historic upset against Virginia, you are now required to put some respeck on UMBC’s name.
PUT SOME RESPECK ON IT! WE HAVE DEFEATED NO.1 OVERALL SEED VIRGINIA 74-54
UMBC, a No. 16 seed, managed to pull off the biggest upset in the nearly 80-year history of the NCAA tournament, by not only defeating, but SLAUGHTERING No. 1 seed University of Virginia in the tourney’s first round, practically ruining 99.9% of everyone’s brackets.
Because Virginia was the No. 1 seed, most people probably chose them to win it all, or at least make it to the Sweet 16. So, them losing tonight’s game pretty much messes up EVERYONE’s brackets.
In fact, according to the NCAA, who’ve been tracking millions of brackets for this year’s championship, there are ZERO perfect brackets remaining.
This June, Sonic will unveil a pickle juice snow cone slush, according to Sonic representatives. And the drink is exactly what it sounds like: a sweet slush flavored with pickle juice. As could be expected, the beverage is bright green—in a way no brine of pickles ever has been—but this is Sonic, so everything should be a little fluorescent and playful.
We tasted the drink at Sonic’s headquarters in Oklahoma City, and it’s surprisingly delicious (and makes a good accompaniment to burgers and/or tots and/or corn dogs.) Sweet and tangy, the bright brine compensates for the over-savoriness you might have been worried about. You won’t understand why, but you’ll keep going back for more sips, likely until it’s all gone. Our only gripe is that the slush is a bit too sweet, as if overcorrecting for the acidity, but maybe this is what has to happen for America to acclimate to—and embrace—pickle-flavored soft drink.
As a member of the Sonic team tells Food & Wine, you can add the syrup to anything, once it’s officially rolled out. No one can stop you for asking for a squirt of pickle juice in your shake, or on your burger, or on whatever your sick heart desires. (One of Sonic’s best features is offering customers the ability to customize beverage and menu items.) Though the Sonic rep makes sure to point out, she can’t control what they’ll charge you for that extra pickle squirt on your sundae—it’s up to each individual franchise. Fair.
Can you say… EWW?! Pickles are meant for burgers and sub sandwiches, Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches (I always get extra), salads and sometimes fresh out of the jar, if you’re feeling froggy.
But pickle juice syrup on a sundae or pickle juice in a slushie just sounds ungodly.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s newborn daughter Chicago is barely two months old, and people are already talking about a fourth Kimye baby.
According to a fresh set of Kardashian rumors, Kim and Kanye are open to having another child—which would be their fourth, following North, Saint, and now Chicago, who was born via surrogate like their future little follow-up Kimye baby would.
Not so fast though, says an anonymous ‘source’ to Hollywood Life. If Kim’s going down that road of letting someone else carry her baby for her again, she has one condition. “As long as it isn’t anytime soon,” the insider (probably one of HL’s editors) said.
The insider went to add that although Kimmie wouldn’t mind making the Kardashian/Jenner clan just a little bit bigger, she wants to enjoy her time with Baby Chi before considering going through the process all over again.
“It would actually be a few years from now when she is in her early forties because she wants Kanye to make his comeback and the kids to get a little older,” the source added. “She loves the baby years so much that she knows she will miss it once Chicago gets a little older.”
Hollywood Life’s article is hella convenient, considering Kim just said in her cover story interview with Elle that she planned on having one more child, but four is her absolute limit.
“I don’t think I could handle more than that,” she said. “My time is spread really thin. And I think it’s important that in all couples, the mom give the husband as much attention as the kids.”
As for using a surrogate for Baby Chi-town, Kim said that even though she “hated being pregnant” with North and Saint she still would have preferred to carry her own child the third time around. But she says surrogacy is a great experience that everyone should try at least once.
“The control is hard at the beginning. Once you let that go, it’s the best experience,” she said. “I would recommend surrogacy for anybody.”
There are people who love Chris Brown, then there are people who hate Chris Brown. There’s really no in between with this guy, but what you can’t deny, hate him or love him, is that man is talented as all get-out when it comes to this music isht.
Take this new song and video he did with Lil Dicky for instance. The concept isn’t 100% unique, as it is based on the 2003 movie “Freaky Friday,” where a daughter (played by Lindsay Lohan) switches lives with her mother (Jamie Lee Curtis) for a few days.
Chris and Dicky’s video is basically that, but what makes their version not only hilarious, but also pretty damn ingenious, is the song—also called “Freaky Friday”— that goes with it.
They could have spared us that disastrous first minute of the video (I mean, I get what they were trying to do, but… no.), but, from 1 minute and 3 seconds on, it’s nothing but pure greatness.
After Lil Dicky and Chris Brown get their respective wishes of having “different lives” (thanks to the random fortune cookie guy), Dicky wakes up in Chris Breezy’s body, which is currently sandwiched between two women.
Not only is he excited about having tattoos on his neck, but he’s having a complete ball: singing, dancing, scrolling through lit af DMs, FaceTiming Kanye, and all. But wait, “Holy sh*t I’ve got a kid,” he sings, with Chris Brown’s voice of course. (Sidebar: The jury’s still out on whether that little girl is really his daughter Royalty, but she’s pretty convinced it’s her).
Then, Dicky realizes… ‘Wait! I’m black, which means I can finally use the n-word without repercussion. BECAUSE I AM A N**GA NOW!’
“Wonder if I can say the N-Word?” Dicky (as Breezy) asks himself, “Wait, can I really say the N-word?!”
The best part of the song:
“Waddup, my nigga, Waddup my n**ga / Big ups my n**ga, We up my n**ga / You p*ssy ass ni**ga, man f**k y’all niggas / ‘Cause I’m that n**ga n**ga n**ga n**ga… I’M THAT N**GA!”
Then comes the hook, which is equally good (and hella creative):
“I woke up in Chris Brown’s body / So how’d this sh*t turn into Freaky Friday? … It’s Freaky Friday, I’m in Chris Brown’s body, I drive his Ferrari, and I’m light-skinned blaaaack”
The next part of the song/video is Lil Dicky’s verse, which is rapped from Chris Brown’s point of view, as he is now trapped inside Dicky’s body. And he’s feeling a bit depressed, because now he’s stuck living inside an awkward-looking white boy, and he even has his “little dick(y).” (Now you see where he gets the name “Lil Dicky” from, right?)
One perk though: Chris (as Dicky) is able to walk down the street without being harassed the paparazzi or mobbed by crazy fans. Even the nice white people in his nice white neighborhood are waving at him, as if they, **gasp** actually like him and aren’t threatened by him. But, after enjoying the little things of life, like being able to finally wear blue without any repercussion, Chris is getting annoyed being Lil Dicky (his Mom won’t stop calling either, OMG), so now he’s ready to get his old body back.
Making matters worse, Dicky, still occupying Chris’ body, is out here posting dick pics on Twitter (and trending because of it), enjoying courtside basketball games, and chillin’ in the VIP section at the club.
After what seems like a day’s search, Chris (as Dicky) finally locates Dicky (as Chris), who refuses to acknowledge him, which makes him go full Chris Brown upside the security guard’s head with a beer bottle, which now gives him face-to-face access. The two finally reason with each other (after Dicky reminds a hella angry Chris that if he hurts him, he’s hurting himself), and they’re switched back into their old bodies just in time for a dance break.
There is no reason why this video shouldn’t get all the awards at the MTV VMAs this year, because as far as I’m concerned, this IS the video of the year for 2018.
And if you’re still not convinced, keep watching until the end for the bonus round with Ed Sheeran, DJ Khaled, and Kendall Jenner (which, to me, was a bit awkward, but if she’s OK with it, so am I).
Dylann Roof’s sister is following in her crazy, psychopath brother’s footsteps.
Morgan Roof was arrested Wednesday (Mar. 14) at A.C. Flora High School in Columbia, South Carolina after she was found with pepper spray, a knife, and marijuana on school grounds. She also posted a Snapchat saying that she hoped the students who were participating in National Walkout Day would “get shot.”
On Wednesday, thousands of students across the country walked out of class to demand stricter gun laws in honor of the 17 students and faculty members killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last month.
Roof said in her Snapchat post that she figured most of the participants would be black.
“Your walking out for the allowed time of 17min, they are letting you do this, nothing is gonna change what tf you think it’s gonna do? I hope it’s a trap and y’all get shot we know it’s fixing to be nothing but black people walkin out anyway. No offense ofc buuut”
According to Lieutenant Curtis Wilson, a spokesman for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Morgan claimed to have brought the weapons to school for protection.
She was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center and charged with simple possession of marijuana and two counts of carrying weapons on school grounds. Her bond was set at $5,000.
A.C. Flora High School’s principal, Susan Childs, released a statement regarding the incident.
“As many of you know, today was set as a time for a student walkout. Our student leaders had asked to be allowed to spend seventeen minutes to remember each of the victims of the Parkland, Florida school shooting. This student-led event was voluntary. The walkout went well with only a minor verbal disagreement that occurred at dismissal from the event.
“A rumor then started that a certain student had a weapon. This was heavily investigated and found to be inaccurate. In a separate situation, a student used social media to post a hateful message. The posting was not a threat, but was extremely inappropriate. That student was dealt with in a swift and severe manner as the posting caused quite a disruption.”
In June of 2015, Morgan’s brother Dylan Roof shot and killed nine black churchgoers during a Bible study at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. He was sentenced to the death penalty last year.
A popular prostitute with a huge social media following named “Pretty Hoe” is making headlines after she was recently arrested for pimping minors and making them endure violent beatings. She’s also known for flaunting cash on social media and showing off the men who pay her for her services.
Here are some things to know about Pretty Hoe.
Pretty Hoe (real name: Melanie Denae Williams) is facing life in federal prison.
Pretty Hoe, whose real name is Melanie Denae Williams, was indicted in U.S. District Court for trafficking minors for sex and using force or fraud to coerce an adult into prostitution.
Williams was arrested on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24, 2017) after she allegedly assaulted a woman she recruited for prostitution. According to an affidavit, Williams took the woman’s phone, pulled her hair, and made her strip naked before throwing a cup a bleach on the woman and beating her with a broomstick.
The victim told authorities Williams forced her to sell sex and took all the money she profited. Williams also made the woman tattoo her first name “Melanie” to her wrist and face to prove that she was her property. When the woman got ready to part ways with Williams, she allegedly threatened to kill her and her family.
The victim claims Williams had attacked her before on another occasion in which she bent her fingers, pinched her lower lip, and slapped her in the face.
Authorities also confirmed a video in Pretty Hoe’s phone which shows a gun being pointed at the alleged victim, and Pretty Hoe’s voice can also be heard in the video.
Williams is being held without bail and is due in court on Friday (Mar. 16) for her arraignment. She faces life in federal prison if convicted.
Videos on YouTube show Pretty Hoe beating up and shooting at people, and flaunting her fancy hooker lifestyle.
In a video posted in July 2017, Pretty Hoe is seen punching and slapping a man as a group of bystanders just sit back and watch.
In another video posted on Youtube, Pretty Hoe and her friend Fine Hoe chase after a woman (possibly a prostitute) named Tatiana who she claims stole from her. They never manage to catch up with the woman, but they somehow were able to get her purse. Both women joked about the purse having no money or condoms inside, and captioned the video, which was initially posted to Snapchat, “Broke ass hoe where the money at?”
Pretty Hoe also wrote in another snap, “A bitch that steals from me out my house will never get no pass from me. When you see me you already know what’s up but you always run from me. Tatiana when will you have the balls to FIGHT ME?”
There’s also another video of Pretty Hoe and her ride-or-die Fine Hoe shooting a gun out of a car at someone before speeding off. After the shooting, Pretty Hoe posted on Snapchat, “IM NOT SCARED OF JAIL SO STOP TELLING ME ANYTHING ABOUT THE MF POLICE.”
She’s also gone live on Instagram and Twitter showing off how much money she makes and the men she tricks with, who are mostly white.
Pretty Hoe got in trouble last year with the law, and she has a website where she promotes her twerking videos and talks about her haters.
This isn’t Pretty Hoe’s first run-in with the law. Last year, she was sentenced to three months in jail for prostitution. On her website, prettyhoe.com, she talks about serving seven months for a gun charge.
She calls herself the “The Most Hated Hoe In LA” on her website, brags about face tattoos she has dedicated to her best friend Fine Hoe, and promotes her fan merchandise.
She writes on the page:
“Pretty Hoe (sometimes spelled ‘Pretty 304’) is a social media star most noted for her wild twerking videos and run ins with the law. Especially her recent release from a 7 month prison sentence for an incident involving a firearm.
She is a 22 year old Los Angeles native and is self described as ‘The Most Hated Hoe In LA’. She is known for her loyal relationship with her best friend, Fine Hoe (sometimes spelled Fine 304). Pretty has several face tattoos dedicated to Fine Hoe, who was involved during the incident that lead their arrest.
Pretty Hoe has amassed a cult following of over 150k snapchat followers and has been featured on the Instagram Top Live Video Feed.
Her trademark dance moves are often accompanied by her favorite song by Tee Grizzley, ‘First Day Out’. Her fans emulate her dance moves with ‘The Pretty Hoe Challenge’ that her following started all over social media.
She is currently developing her brand through business promotions, club appearances and merchandising. Her official merchandise can be exclusively purchased here.”
Pretty Hoe used Instagram as a platform to recruit prostitutes.
On her Instagram page, Prettyhoe_304, she posts offering escort work to women over the age of 18.
“who 18+ & wanna make some legit money? no card needed. dm me for info,” she wrote.
Pretty Hoe’s BFF Fine Hoe says she’s doing fine in jail.
Fine Hoe posted a video saying she doesn’t believe Pretty Hoe will receive a lengthy prison sentence, especially not the possible maximum sentence of 55 years (or life). She also asked everyone to keep Pretty Hoe in their prayers.
Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz appeared in court on Wednesday (Mar. 14) where the 19-year-old was arraigned on first-degree and attempted murder charges, and one of the people who stood out at his hearing was his half-brother, 18-year-old Zachary Cruz, who is Black.
Following the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where which 17 students and staff members were killed, Nikolas’ brother Zachary was involuntarily committed to a mental health facility.
Photos of Zachary Cruz in court showed him breaking down into tears during the court hearing as his brother’s charges were announced and the prosecutor revealed that he was seeking the death penalty.
Here are some things you need to know about Zachary Cruz.
Nikolas Cruz’s brother Zachary is Black, and they share the same biological mother.
To the surprise of many, Zachary Cruz, the younger brother of Nikolas Cruz, is African American, which seems odd considering Nikolas was reportedly a proud racist and often shared his prejudiced views on the Internet.
According to CNN, Nikolas took part in a private Instagram chat and spoke on killing Mexicans, keeping Black people in chains, and cutting their necks. Cruz also talked about his hatred for Jews, gays, and white women who were in interracial marriages.
According to a Florida Department of Children and Families investigative report, in 2015, Cruz had a “Nazi symbol drawn on his book bag” and “hate signs on a book bag stating, ‘I hate n**gers.’”
Zachary and Nikolas share the same biological mother.
Zachary and Nikolas’ mother was a drug addict and she gave them up for adoption to a married couple, Lynda and Roger Cruz.
A neighbor who lived next to Nikolas’ family between 1999 and 2000 told Radar Online that the troubled teen’s mother was a drug addict, who put him and his brother up for adoption.
“Nick’s biological mother was just a complete screwup, drug addict and thief,” Trish Devaney told the site.
A woman by the name of Lynda Cruz paid $50,000 to adopt Nikolas from the hospital when he was just days old. She also paid another $15,000 to adopt Nikolas’ brother Zachary when she found out the boys’ mother was pregnant with him in jail. From there, the brothers remained in the custody of Lynda and her husband Roger.
“She was happy with Nikolas and wasn’t going to try for another one, but when she found out he would have a biological brother, she decided right away to take him and her husband was on board,” Devaney said. “The birth mother was just a mess and I even said to Lynda, ‘You don’t know the mother’s background.’ Both children were born after one-night stands. The birth mother, she didn’t even really know who the two biological fathers were.”
Lynda’s husband Roger died of a heart condition in 2004 and Lynda recently died of pneumonia last November at the age of 68. Her death is believed to have taken Nikolas over the edge.
Zachary Cruz was committed to a mental facility days after Nikolas shot up Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Days after the Nikolas’ shooting, Zachary was removed from the home of family friends who took him in after Lynda’s death and was involuntarily committed to a mental facility under Florida’s Baker Act, which allows for a person to be held for up to 72 hours for mental evaluation through a psychiatric exam.
“He was hospitalized because he was shocked,” a neighbor who lived near Cruz when he was growing up said. “They were close growing up.”
Zachary was committed just a week before his 18th birthday.
Zachary and his friends would often bully Nikolas because he resented him, but now he regrets it.
Zachary also shared that he resented Nikolas because he believed he was favored over him with their new adoptive family, which explained the taunting.
Zachary Cruz has a lengthy criminal background.
Zachary is no stranger when it comes to the law, and according to the NY Post, Broward County Sheriff’s Office was called around 25 times about Zachary.
Zachary’s adoptive mother Lynda called the police to report he had run away, and also over fights that occurred between him and Nikolas. One time she reported to officers that Zachary had hit her.
Another 19 calls were reported by police to the family home having to deal with Nikolas.
A few months before the shooting, the Cruz brothers were pictured holding their adoptive mother Lynda’s ashes.
Days after the shooting, a photo showing Zach and Nikolas holding the remains of their adoptive mother Lynda—who died in November 2017 due to complications from the flu—in a crematorial urn surfaced on the Internet.
In the photo, which appears to be taken at a mausoleum, the Cruz brothers actually appeared to have been actually getting along.
Zachary Cruz cried at his brother Nikolas’ court arraignment.
Nikolas Cruz was in court Wednesday for his arraignment for last month’s massacre at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Cruz, wearing a red jumpsuit and shackled at his waist and ankles, bowed his head during most of the hearing, and said nothing as judge Elizabeth Scherer entered a not-guilty plea the teen’s behalf. However, his younger brother Zachary became emotional during the hearing and was pictured crying.
Family members of nine of the victims of the attack were present for the arraignment, and while some cried, one upset relative yelled out to Cruz, calling him a “son of a bitch.”
A Broward County grand jury indicted Cruz on 17 counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder. Wednesday’s plea came after Cruz’s defense attorney said that he was standing mute on the charges, which means he declined to enter a plea.
State prosecutors said that they would be seeking the death penalty for Cruz, a decision Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott says he agrees with. A trial date will be decided on April 27th.
Cruz’s court appearance just so happened to be the same day of a nationwide school walkout in protest of gun violence and to pressure Congress to approve gun control legislation.