Wendy Williams’ Son Kevin Jr. Pleads Not Guilty to Assault Charge, Both Parents Waited Outside the Courtroom in a Car

Wendy Williams’ son appeared in court and entered his plea for the assault charge he obtained after being arrested for allegedly punching his father last month. Kevin Hunter Jr. pleaded not guilty.

Kevin Jr. appeared in the New Jersey courtroom Tuesday morning (Jun. 25) alongside his lawyer, while both of his parents reportedly waited outside in a car.

The prosecutor also asked the court for more time to “review factors in the case” and said that the case should be resolved by the next hearing. The intimation being a plea deal is on the table or that the entire case could be dismissed given that Kevin Hunter Sr. did not want to press charges.

Little Kevin was slapped with the assault charge last month after allegedly punched his father in the nose during a disagreement about his parents’ impending divorce.

Despite Kevin Sr. not wanting to press charges, Kevin Jr. was still arrested and charged because it was a domestic incident.

Following the scuffle, Big Kevin accused Williams of “brainwashing” their son against him. However, the estranged couple is attempting to put their personal issues aside for their son.

“There’s still love between us, regardless of the divorce,” Williams told a friend.

It was previously reported that Williams and Big Kev would appear in court and quietly support their son together. However, the parents opted to wait in the car and not make a spectacle after being told their presence was not necessary.

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Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Blocks Yet Another Taylor Swift Song From Going #1 on Billboard Hot 100

“Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X is the No. 1 song in the country for the 12th week in a row, and while that’s good news for him and his fans, it’s bad news for Taylor Swift and her “Swifties.”

Why is that bad news for Taylor Swift, you ask?

Well, she just released a new song and music video last week called “You Need to Calm Down,” and it debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, right under “Old Town Road.”

And this isn’t the first time this has happened. A little over a month ago, Swift’s newly released song at the time, “Me!” debuted behind “Old Town Road” at No. 2 as well.

In fact, as Chart Data points out on Twitter, the country-rap hybrid, which features a verse from Billy Ray Cyrus, has prevented six (count em: SIX!) songs from topping the Billboard Hot 100 since it first entered the chart back in April.

If “Old Town Road” manages to hold to the top spot for another four weeks, it will tie the record for most weeks at No. 1—a record jointly held by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” and Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber’s “Despacito.”

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus performed their hit single Sunday night at the 2019 BET Awards, which Miley’s daddy said was an “honor” to do.

“I’m just kinda in shock in this moment,” he told Entertainment Tonight after the performance.

“The crowd stood up and they sang every word,” Cyrus said. “I never felt a moment quite like that.”

He added: “It was just such an honor being here. And being a part of this festival and these festivities and this celebration of music. It’ll be a moment that I’ll always cherish and remember. It was very special.”

Nas—whose debut EP 7 was just released over the weekend—previously celebrated the track’s massive success by personally gifting Billy Ray with a red Maserati GranTurismo convertible, a nod to Cyrus’ line in the song where he sings “Ridin’ down Rodeo in my Maserati sports car.”

The expensive give came not too long after the pair dropped the star-studded music video for their smash hit, which you can watch below:

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Chicago Police Bodycam Video Shows Jussie Smollett With Rope Around His Neck After Alleged Attack

The Chicago Police Department has released 70 hours of video footage from the Jussie Smollett investigation, including bodycam footage showing officers speaking with the “Empire” star with a rope still tied around his neck nearly an hour after he was allegedly attacked.

The video, which was blurred by police, shows Smollett’s manager leading officers into the elevator of Smollett’s building and then into his apartment, where the actor can be seen dressed in a red and white sweater with the rope still hanging from his neck.

When the cops ask Jussie if he wanted to take the rope off, he responded that he would remove the rope from his neck, but he wanted them to see it before he did to show evidence of a racially motivated attack.

Smollett also told the officers he didn’t want to be recorded once he realized they were wearing body cameras. The actor can also be heard saying that he didn’t want his neighbors to hear what’s going on and mentioned that his alleged attackers had poured bleach on him.

Another video shows Abel and Ola Osundairo—the two Nigerian-American brothers Smollett allegedly paid to stage the fake hate crime assault—riding in a taxi wearing hoodies and ski masks before arriving at the scene of the alleged attack.

And another video shows them running, presumably after the alleged attack:

The release of all of this footage comes as Chicago police have released hundreds of pages of damning evidence against the disgraced actor.

Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts back in March for after he was accused of lying to cops about the alleged hoax attack, but those charges were eventually dropped after the actor’s defense team struck a deal with prosecutors in which Smollett would be ordered to perform community service and forfeit his $10,000 bond.

A special prosecutor will now review the case, which could lead to new charges being brought against Smollett.

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Khloe Kardashian Says Tristan Thompson Threatened to Kill Himself Over Jordyn Woods Cheating Scandal

The Jordyn Woods and Tristan Thompson cheating scandal unfolded on part one of the two-part Keeping Up with the Kardashians season finale.

And while trying finding out the truth with help from her close family, Khloe shockingly revealed that Tristan threatened to kill himself over the scandal.

In Sunday’s episode (Jun. 23), Khloe’s life was rocked by a rumor that Tristan had hooked up with Jordyn at an afterparty.

The episode was disturbingly Jordyn-centric because Tristan was unreachable while flying from L.A. to Cleveland.

However, upon landing, Tristan responded to Khloe’s endless text messages and confessed that he kissed Jordyn.

Khloe read the texts to Scott Disick and revealed Tristan was threatening to harm himself.

“He’s like, ‘I can’t stop thinking about you and what mess I have caused.’ He’s doing this to get a reaction out of me. Oh, so I’m just allowed to say ‘I’m going to kill myself’ at any time? That’s crazy.”

Worried that he might try to harm himself, Khloe called Tristan’s friend Savas in Cleveland and asked to check on him. Savas seemed to also be worried about his friend.

Savas: “So I get to the house and the door is locked. I banged on the door and said, ‘Why is Khloe saying you are trying to kill yourself?’ He was like, ‘I’m good.’”

Khloe: “Do you think that he is going to hurt himself?”

Savas: “I don’t know.”

The majority of episode revolved around Tristan and Jordyn’s tryst.

But despite being Tristan’s second time cheating on Khloe (that we know of), it seemed Khloe and her sisters felt more betrayed by Jordyn and spent most of the episode blaming her.

Khloe said:

“I just think everyone is so twisted. Jordyn didn’t think about me, she didn’t think about Kylie…she didn’t think about my daughter. She didn’t think about Tristan. And she didn’t think about herself.

“They’re both at fault. I’m not blaming just Jordyn. Tristan, we’ve all known what he was capable of. Look what he did when I was nine months pregnant. I knew who he was. I never in a million years thought that’s who she was.”

Ahead of the episode airing, Jordyn told Entertainment Tonight that she hoped she would be portrayed “like myself, and the real me will shine.”

She added: “Everyone has their truth and their story, so you just go with it. Everyone has the right to speak their truth.”

Jordyn was able to speak her truth and share her side of the situation on an episode of Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith back in March.

She admitted that she was drunk at an afterparty at Tristan’s house and they kissed just on the lips.

She was adamant that nothing more happened and she never intended to hurt Khloe, Kylie or anyone in her friend’s family.

Part two of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians season finale will air next Sunday (Jun. 30) on E!

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Porsha Williams’ Ex-Fiancé Wishes Her A Happy Birthday on Instagram Following Breakup, RHOA Cameras Filming Relationship Breakdown

Dennis McKinley is showing love for his family from afar.

Porsha Williams’ ex-fiancé wished the Real Housewives of Atlanta star a happy birthday with an Instagram post on Saturday (Jun. 22). He shared a throwback photo of Porsha on a jet holding a bouquet of roses.

“Happy 38!” he wrote with heart and praying emojis. He also turned off comments for the post.

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According to People magazine, Porsha did not like or respond to the IG post.

News outlets confirmed last week that Porsha and Dennis had broken up after one year of being together and an eight-month-long engagement. It’s been rumored that Dennis cheated with WAGS star Sincerely Ward, causing the split.

However, the former couple has yet to make a public statement regarding their relationship status.

Dennis also commemorated his daughter with Porsha turning three months, which also happened to be on Porsha’s birthday. He turned off comments on that post as well.

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3MONTHS old 3/22/19 @pilarjhena ❤️🙏🏾

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Porsha wished herself a happy birthday on Instagram. The photo featured only herself and her daughter Pilar.

“Happy 38th Birthday to me! Blessed to see another year!” she wrote. “Blessed to have my angel Pilar who is now 3months today! #MyHeartIsFull”

And we already know Porsha’s strained relationship and broken engagement will be a storyline for the upcoming season of RHOA.

The Instagram fan page, @therealhousewivesofatlanta shared a clip of Cynthia Bailey and Eva Marcille discussing the rumors surrounding Porsha and Dennis at a Barbie party for Kenya Moore’s daughter as Bravo cameras rolled.

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11-Year-Old Girl Killed, 2 Other Children Injured in Drive-By Shooting in Anderson, South Carolina

An 11-year-old girl is dead and two other young children are in the hospital, with one reportedly fighting for their life, after a drive-by shooting in Anderson, South Carolina over the weekend.

According to a press release from the coroner (via Fox Carolina), police were dispatched to a home on West End Ave. around 1:30 a.m. early Sunday morning (Jun. 23) after receiving a 911 call that three people had been shot.

When first responders arrived at the scene, they found three victims under the age of 18 suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

All three children were rushed to the ER at AnMed Health Medical Center. Anderson Coroner Greg Shore said one of the victims, an 11-year-old girl, unfortunately, didn’t make it, as she was pronounced dead on arrival to the hospital.

Friends and family later identified the deceased victim as 11-year-old Ja’Naiya Scott.

The other two victims are 13 and 18 years old. Their identities haven’t been revealed.

While police haven’t released any details about the incident, Upstate South Carolina community activist Traci Fant suggested the children were innocent bystanders in a drive-by shooting, and they were sitting on the couch as 37 gunshots rang out.

“37 bullets entered this home, striking 3 kids who were sitting on the couch,” Fant wrote in a post on Facebook. “11-year-old JaNaiya died … 2 others are in the hospital, one is fighting for her life. This sh*t is senseless.”

Fant also shared a touching message Ja’Naiya wrote about her future goals for what appeared to be a school project.

“During my time in elementary school I’ve had time to reflect on what I want my future to be like. My goals for the future are to go to college and graduate high school,” the 11-year-old girl wrote.

Ja’Naiya went on to say that she planned to graduate high school with a “good GPA score,” which she said she would “have to work really hard to earn,” and listed her dream colleges: USC, Duke University and Clemson.

“I want to go to college to be a cosmetologist,” she added. “I want to major in cosmetology and have my own shop. When I get out of college I want my degree and cosmetology license.”

She ended her message with this:

“In conclusion, I have a wild future ahead of me but I gotta work hard to accomplish my goals for college and high school. In the meantime though, I know I will miss elementary school so much.”

Ja’Naiya’s death was ruled a homicide and an autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday morning.

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Floyd Mayweather’s DJ Says T.I. and His Goons Jumped Him During BET Awards Weekend

And the beef between T.I. and Floyd Mayweather Jr. continues.

It’s no secret that Tip and Floyd aren’t on the best of terms and have been at each other’s necks since 2014 when the two allegedly got into an altercation at a Fatburger in Las Vegas. The incident was rumored to be over T.I.’s wife Tiny Harris and a pic she posted of her and Floyd on Instagram.

Fast forward to February 2019 … T.I. released a diss track about Floyd titled “F*ck N***a” after the boxing champ said that he would continue to wear Gucci amid the boycott against the fashion brand over releasing a sweatshirt resembling blackface.

Now Floyd’s DJ Jay Bling is accusing T.I. and his entourage of jumping him this past weekend during BET Awards festivities in Los Angeles.

Jay Bling took to Instagram Sunday (Jun. 23) to vent about the incident and reveal that he only suffered a few scratches from the scuffle.

“TI JUMPED ME LOL!! All y’all n***as hit like straight bitches. 6 N***as and all y’all did was scratch me up! N***as jumped the wrong one tonight! I’m on yo bumper bitch a** n***a @troubleman31,” he said in a series of messages.

Neither T.I. nor Floyd have responded to the accusations so far.

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Fetty Wap Under Investigation After Being Accused of Choking & Hitting Woman After Video Shoot

Fetty Wap may be in serious trouble with the law over allegations that he assaulted a woman following a video shoot.

The “My Way” rapper is reportedly under investigation for felony battery over the alleged incident that took place at an Airbnb in Hollywood Hills on Wednesday night (Jun. 19).

According to TMZ, the woman involved filed a police report against Fetty with the LAPD.

Sources close to the situation told TMZ that Fetty invited his accuser and a few other women he met on set back to the Airbnb.

Fetty and his accuser went into a room together and later got into a heated argument over the other women Fetty invited to the home.

The alleged assault took place following their argument.

There is also footage of the woman accusing Fetty of putting his hands on her and daring him to do it again (see below).

As the woman confronts Fetty, he is seen on camera knocking her phone out of her hand while she is recording the whole ordeal.

The Shade Room says they spoke with the woman accusing Fetty of assaulting her, and she claims that Fetty became angry over comments she made about the other girls being ugly.

The woman says Fetty choked and hit her during the alleged physical altercation.

Fetty hasn’t spoken out about the incident, but according to reports, detectives plan on interviewing him soon.

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#Roommates, it looks like #FettyWap is in some hot water after a video of him smacking a phone out of a woman’s hand surfaces. _________________________ A woman is accusing him of assaulting her, leaving her with bruises and scratches. According to @TMZ_TV, law enforcement sources close to the situation say that a full investigation is underway as Fetty is now a battery suspect. _________________________ We spoke to the woman, and she alleges she was with Fetty at his home when he brought more girls back. She then claims that Fetty flipped out after she made a comment about the girls being ugly. She’s accusing Fetty of choking and hitting her. We’ll be sure to keep you updated #Roommates!

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WATCH: YG, DJ Khaled, John Legend & Marsha Ambrosius Perform Nipsey Hussle Tribute at the 2019 BET Awards

Nearly three months after his untimely death, Nipsey Hussle was posthumously honored with the Humanitarian Award at the 2019 BET Awards Sunday night (Jun. 23) as well as a star-studded tribute performance.

Nipsey’s friend T.I. took the stage first to salute the activist, philanthropist and entrepreneur, who spent the latter years of his life giving back to his community in Crenshaw.

“There will never be another Nipsey Hussle,” Tip said before welcoming Nipsey’s family, including his grandmother, mother, father, sister, son, daughter and girlfriend Lauren London to the stage to accept the award on his behalf.

London kept things short and sweet, saying: “I want to thank you guys for all the love and support, and the Marathon continues again.”

Then Hussle’s mother, Angelique Smith, delivered a moving speech about the moment she learned that Nipsey had been shot and her belief in the afterlife, stating that we are simply “vessels” on this side of eternity.

Afterward, his father, Dawit Asghedom, said that he wished his “friend” was here to accept the award in person and perform for his fans.

Marsha Ambrosius kicked off the musical tribute with her and Nipsey’s Victory Lap collaboration “Real Big” as Nipsey’s sister Samantha sang along passionately in the audience.

YG then honored to his brother by performing “Last Time That I Checc’d,” in front of an alternating blue and red backdrop just like their music video.

DJ Khaled and John Legend, dressed in all white, finished the tribute performance off with a stirring performance of “Higher” from Khaled’s new Father of Asahd album.

Khaled and Legend were joined by a choir who lent their voices to the chorus and also rocked back and forth to the music as Nipsey rapped his verse on the big screen behind them.

The duo were eventually joined on stage by the rest of the performers for the big finale that closed out the show.

You can watch the entire Nipsey Hussle tribute performance (feat. YG, DJ Khaled, John Legend & Marsha Ambrosius) at the top!

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Kirk Franklin, Gospel’s DJ Khaled, Performed “Love Theory” at the BET Awards With Erica Campbell, Kelly Price & Jonathan McReynolds

During the 2019 BET Awards last night, people on Twitter were calling Kirk Franklin the DJ Khaled of gospel music, and now we can’t get that out of our heads.

Franklin took the BET Awards audience to church Sunday night (Jun. 23) in Los Angeles and was joined by fellow Sunday’s Best judges Erica Campbell, Jonathan McReynolds and Kelly Price for a performance of his latest single “Love Theory.”

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But yeah … back to that Kirk Franklin is gospel music’s DJ Khaled thing. Hilarious observation, right?

Of course, Kirk Franklin’s been going strong in the game waaaaayyy longer than DJ Khaled, so maybe we should be saying that DJ Khaled is Hip-Hop’s Kirk Franklin?

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