Houston Rapper Sosamann Arrested & Charged With Felony Human Trafficking

Rising Houston rapper Sosamann was recently arrested on charges of human trafficking after he and a group of other men were accused of luring two young women to California and then forcing them into prostitution.

According to TMZ, police said the women were arrested in a Los Angeles prostitution sting earlier this month.

During questioning, the women claimed Sosamann and his cohorts enticed them into traveling to the West Coast with promises that they were going to live “the Hollywood dream.”

But the women said when they got to L.A., they were instead forced to turn tricks and were held against their will.

After an investigation, police arrested a group of people, including Sosamann, for human trafficking.

Sosamann was reportedly booked on a felony charge on May 11th, but was released after posting $100k bail the next day. His next court date is in June.

The rapper is signed to Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang record label and has collaborated with a number of artists, including Wiz, NBA Young Boy, Gunna, Sauce Walka and HoodRich Pablo Juan.

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Viral Video Shows Wendy’s Employee Bathing in Kitchen Sink, Restaurant Still Passes Inspection

Now, that’s just nasty!

A Florida Wendy’s is under investigation after a viral video shows an employee taking a bath in an oversized sink in the restaurant’s kitchen.

The 93-second clip shows the male employee getting in the sink with no shoes or shirt as other employees laugh and encourage him to bathe.

“It’s warm, turn the jets on,” he joked while lathering his body with dish soap.

While filming the unsanitary prank, others could be heard laughing and telling him to “Wash your armpits” and “Let’s see them toes.”

Haley Leach, who knew one of the employees from high school, posted the clip on Facebook on Tuesday (May 20) and it went viral, gaining over 738K views by Saturday (May 25).

“The actions in the video were appalling and I felt like the public had a right to know,” Leach told the Northwest Florida Daily News.

Carlisle Corporation, which owns the Milton, Fla. restaurant, released a statement regarding the matter and confirmed the sink-bathing employee has been fired.

“We are taking this incident seriously and it is obviously totally unacceptable. This was a prank by a person who no longer works at this restaurant, and who clearly did not use good judgment. We are taking this opportunity to reinforce our very strict quality procedures with our restaurant team.”

And get this: State inspectors made an emergency visit to the restaurant on Wednesday after being made aware of the incident … and it still passed inspection!

According to a report by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the restaurant’s manager was only given instructions on “sanitation, safety requirements and the importance of active managerial control.”

Milton, Florida residents better dine at Wendy’s at their own risk.

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78-Year-Old Pop Music Legend Dionne Warwick Dragged on Twitter for Saying Beyoncé is NOT an Icon (Yet)!

Twitter and the BeyHive are out here dragging Dionne Warwick!

The legendary singer is getting swarmed and stung after saying Beyoncé hasn’t reached icon status just yet.

“I love her to death and can appreciate her talent. But that iconic status? It’s a long road [ahead].”

Warwick spoke with Essence to promote her upcoming album, She’s Back.

The 78-year-old who has “58 years of chart-topping classics,” was asked if she thinks any of today’s music will be considered classics and if there are any icons in the mix.

She laughed and responded with a firm “Not yet.”

“I don’t know if 10 years from now, anybody can actually sing the songs of our babies today. That’s not, as you guys say, ‘throwing shade,’ it’s looking at it with reality,” she explained.

And while she certainly admires Beyoncé, Warwick isn’t ready to anoint Queen Bey as an icon.

“Watching her grow has been quite refreshing. It’s wonderful to see how she’s been able to create what and who she wanted to be and who she is…very proud of that, I really am. Now, sustaining and becoming a big icon that Gladys Knight, or Patti LaBelle, or Johnny Mathis, or Frank Sinatra, or Sammy Davis Jr. is? I doubt that.”

Once Warwick’s comments went viral, Beyoncé fans began to drag the legendary singer, making “Dionne Warwick” a trending topic.

Despite the dragging, many were quick to put some respect on Dionne Warwick’s name.

Warrick took to Twitter to clarify her comments, which she said was misconstrued by Essence.

“It takes a long time to reach and achieve iconic status. That’s not to say that Beyoncé isn’t well on her way,” Warwick wrote. “She is a gifted performer.”

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Young Thug Channels His Inner Bad Bitch on Cover of New Album “The London”

“You say you want a bad bitch, baby now you have it. Now you got the baddest, show me you can handle this.”

We can almost bet BeBe Rexha’s “Bad Bitch” was playing in the background during the photoshoot for Young Thug’s latest album The London.

Thugger just revealed the cover art for the new project, and it’s definitely something you would expect from the rapper, who is known for his “unique” album and mixtape covers.

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The cover shows Thugger standing in front of a simple white background with his hand gently placed over his right shoulder. He’s wearing a red leather jacket and has blonde goddess locs in his hair.

His stare is intense and his eyes seem to follow you around the room no matter how you look at them, an art phenomenon also known as the “ubiquitous gaze.”

Young Thug dropped the cover not too long after releasing the album’s first single, also titled “The London,” featuring J. Cole and Travis Scott.

Take a listen below:

What do you think about Young Thug’s ‘The London’ album cover?

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WATCH: Lena Waithe Gets Some “Halle Berry Juice” for Inspiration as She Makes Her Late-Night Hosting Debut

Lena Waithe asked for the Halle Berry juice and she most definitely got it!

Waithe made her late-night hosting debut by guest hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night (May 22) and though she was doing well with her opening monologue, the Emmy winner felt like she needed a little more inspiration. So, she pressed the Berry Button.

Halle Berry then appeared, dressed casually and a little flushed from “rushing” right over because her good friend was in need. “Now that I’m here, baby, what can I do for you?” Berry asked.

“I need some inspiration. Like that Oscars speech you gave, that got me hyped,” Waithe said, referencing Berry’s emotional Oscar speech in 2002. “I need you to give me some of that Halle Berry juice.”

The lights dimmed and Berry began:

“Lena, you know I know you, right? We’ve worked together. So I know that you are a force of nature. You are a beautiful African American queen. Everything that is hers! Lena, tonight you are a writer, an actor, a producer and tonight you are a late-night comedian. And you about to slay!”

When Berry finished, she asked Waithe if she needed anything else. Waithe said she was good, but Berry wasn’t finished.

“No, I think you need something else,” she said as she took Waithe’s face in her hands and planted one memorable kiss on the TV writer’s lips.

Wow! Now, that’s a fantasy fulfilled.

Berry and Waithe currently executive produce the BET comedy series, Boomerang, based on the 1992 film starring Berry and Eddie Murphy. The show was just renewed for a second season.

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Jackie Christie Briefly Quit ‘Basketball Wives’ After Physical Fight With Malaysia’s “Gang-Affiliated” Cousin (Report)

Last month, Jackie Christie shocked fans when she announced that she was leaving Basketball Wives, which is currently filming its eighth season.

Though Jackie seems to be still with the series, we now know what went down that caused her to briefly walk away.

The Jasmine Brand is exclusively reporting that Jackie was recently involved in a physical altercation with one of Malaysia Pargo’s family members during a party at a skating rink.

According to the site, Jackie made comments about Malaysia’s parenting and lifestyle. This set one of Malaysia’s family members all the way off and they confronted Jackie, which ultimately turned physical.

At the time, Jackie took to social media to tell fans that she’d had enough and was quitting the show, which she’s been on since Basketball Wives L.A.‘s first season back in 2011.

“Awe it’s been fun bbw8 saying bye to all the girls 1 by 1. Y’all continue to support them,” she wrote.

The caption was accompanied by a video clip and she briefly mentioned the skating rink incident.

“I got into it at the skating rink [A lot of people] want me gone,” she said. “Are you guys gonna continue to watch the show? If you do, have fun.”

A production source tells Media Take Out that one of Malaysia’s “gang-affiliated” cousins attacked Jackie and that Jackie had to be taken to the hospital.

“One of Malaysia’s cousins heard Jackie talking and beat her up. It was bad, Jackie hit [the back of] her head on the ground,” MTO’s source said.

The source also had negative things to say about Malaysia’s family.

“A lot of Malaysia’s family was at the [skate] party. And Malaysia comes from a ghetto family, with a lot of gang members and such.”

Luckily, Jackie was not seriously hurt and only sustained a few scratches. However, the source claimed she quit the show because security failed to protect her during the altercation.

Jackie reportedly only agreed to continue filming the season because production increased security and banned Malaysia’s family from filming.

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Karlie Redd’s Fiancé Breaks Off Engagement After Catching Her Flirting With MoneyBagg Yo on Instagram

Karlie Redd remains unlucky in love. And this time, it may be her own fault. Her fiancé has broken off their engagement, reportedly after catching her flirting with another man.

Karlie’s storyline on this season of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta has focused on her engagement to Arkansas businessman Mo Fayne. However, Mo was recently sent a video of Karlie flirting with MoneyBagg Yo.

In the video, MoneyBagg asked Kalie to visit him in Washington D.C. to go to his concert. Some felt Karlie was acting too flirty to be an engaged woman.

A messy fan sent the video to Mo. Apparently not liking what he saw, he wrote: “I’m officially single!”

His now-deleted Instagram post continued:

“When someone accuses you of doing something you’re not doing, it’s usually because they’re the ones doing it. Big facts!!!

“Thanks for sending me that live feed…I’m officially SINGLE … Please don’’ ask me about my ex, slander her name, or mention her to me…even though we are no longer together…I will always have love and respect for her….it’s very simple, we tried and we tried hard it didn’t work! Wish her the best!!! #single #nodisrespect #wishyouthebest.”

Karlie hasn’t directly addressed the broken engagement, but she seems to be moving forward with IVF treatment and having a son, even it’s without Mo.

“#BabyBoy Keep Watching To See What’s About To Happen!” she wrote on social media. “When Everything Comes Out Ladies U will Be Proud Of Me #BabiesAreBlessings #SilenceIsGolden”

“Doesn’t have to be with him” she added in the comments.

Should we say poor Karlie or is she the one to blame for this relationship imploding? Tune in to LHHATL to see more of Karlie and Mo’s up and down “engagement.”

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Father Accidentally Shoots, Kills Daughter Thinking She’s an Intruder and is Arrested on Drug Charges the Next Day

A South Carolina man who mistakenly shot and killed his own daughter thinking she was an intruder was arrested on drug charges the very next day.

According to WSPA News, 23-year-old Nadeja Jermainequa Pressley was shot by her father, 43-year-old Jermaine Tramone Pressley, as she tried to enter their home in Greenville around 1:15 a.m. early Sunday morning (May 19).

Police said the elder Pressley thought Nadeja was an intruder trying to break into their home and shot through the door, striking the woman. She died at the scene.

A woman who has lived in the neighborhood for years said her children grew up with Jermaine Pressley and she believes the shooting was an honest mistake on Pressley’s part.

“He probably was just fearful, that someone was breaking in…because not onetime, but several times in the neighborhood we’ve heard that he had some breaking and enterings,” Linda Seaborn told WSPA.

Pressley wasn’t charged for his daughter’s death, but he was arrested the next day after police found drugs in the home while investigating the shooting.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said Pressley was charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

“The amount that was found was the amount that was necessary meaning over 1 gram of heroin also over 1 gram of cocaine to charge with the intent to distribute,” Lieutenant Ryan Flood said.

Pressley was taken to the Greenville County Detention Center Monday (May 20), where he’s being held without bond.

An autopsy for Nadeja Pressley was scheduled for Monday, however, the results have yet to be released.

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Wendy Williams’ Son Kevin Hunter Jr. Arrested for Assault After Getting Into Fight With His Dad

Police said Wendy Williams’ son Kevin Hunter Jr. was arrested for assault after the 18-year-old got into a fistfight with his father.

According to TMZ, a fight broke out between Kevin Hunter Sr. and his son, Kevin Jr., early Wednesday morning (May 22) in a store parking lot near the family’s home in New Jersey.

Sources connected to the family tell TMZ, Wendy took 18-year-old Kevin Jr. to the home … he was there to pick something up. Wendy left and was coming back a short time later to pick him up.

We’re told Kevin Jr. did not know his dad was in the house, but we’re told everything was cool between them and they ended up going to a store together just after midnight.

The altercation apparently began after Kevin Jr. confronted his father for requesting spousal support from Wendy following their divorce.

Kevin Sr. then accused Kevin Jr. of being brainwashed by his mother and allegedly attacked him. Kevin reportedly put his son in a headlock and Kevin Jr. is said to have punched his father in retaliation.

More via TMZ:

Sources with knowledge of the argument say Kevin Sr. has urged his son for a long time to carve his own path to success.

We’re told things bubbled over Tuesday night when the conversation continued, and Sr. told Jr. he needed to work hard on his own and without Wendy’s handouts.

Police confirmed they were investigating an “incident” between Kevin Sr. and Kevin Jr., and later revealed that the latter had been arrested for assault.

Kevin Sr. later said in a statement: “I love my son very much and I will not be pursuing this matter legally. Things are not always how they appear” … which basically means that he won’t be pressing any further charges against his son.

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Police Called After Wendy Williams’ Estranged Husband & 18-Year-Old Son Get Into Fist Fight!

Police have once again been called to intervene in the growing Hunter family drama. However, this dispute was between Kevin Hunter and his 18-year-old son with Wendy Williams.

According to TMZ, a fight broke out between Kevin and his son Kevin Jr., early Wednesday morning (May 22) in a store parking lot. Kevin allegedly put his son in a headlock and Kevin Jr. punched his father in retaliation.

The altercation apparently began after Kevin Jr. confronted his father for requesting spousal support from Wendy following their divorce.

Via TMZ:

We’re told the incident went down at a store parking lot near the family home in New Jersey. Sources connected to the family tell TMZ, Wendy took 18-year-old Kevin Jr. to the home … he was there to pick something up. Wendy left and was coming back a short time later to pick him up.

We’re told Kevin Jr. did not know his dad was in the house, but we’re told everything was cool between them and they ended up going to a store together just after midnight.

We’re told … in the store parking lot, they got into an argument over Kevin’s demand for spousal support. Kevin Sr. then launched and claimed Wendy was “brainwashing” their son against him.

Our sources say it got physical when Kevin Sr. allegedly put his son in a headlock, and we’re told Kevin Jr. punched him in the nose to break the hold.

Police have confirmed they are investigating “an incident” between the father and son.

Kevin Sr. said in a statement: “I love my son very much and I will not be pursuing this matter legally. Things are not always how they appear.”

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