Ahead of the release of her debut album, Cardi B has finally released the music video for her second solo single “Bartier Cardi” featuring 21 Savage, which premiered Monday night (Apr. 2) during VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.
The hazy, lo-fi clip finds Cardi going vintage glam and rocking red fur, gloves and sexy lingerie, with “diamonds all over [her] body,” of course. The video also boasts appearances from the Bronx bombshell’s fiancé Offset (whose name is dropped throughout the chorus), as well as the song’s co-star 21 Savage.
Cardi B’s career was launched via “Love & Hip Hop (New York),” but she quit the show after two seasons to focus on career—a decision that has granted her immense success. Her debut single, “Bodak Yellow,” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and she has scored a number of features on singles with big-name artists like G-Eazy, A$AP Rocky and Bruno Mars.
As for her second single, “Bartier Cardi,” it has spent 13 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 so far, peaking at No. 13 and currently sitting at No. 38. The femcee’s third single, “Be Careful,” was released over the weekend, and her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, is due out this Friday (Apr 6).
This fall, Cardi B will hit the road with Bruno Mars as a supporting act for the fourth and final North American leg of his “24K Magic” World Tour.
An infant’s death in Michigan has made headlines and shocked the nation after a boyfriend of the child’s mother was found responsible.
5-month-old Jordan Algee Jr. was pronounced dead after suffering blunt force trauma to his vital organs. 19-year-old Rico Antonio Riggs has been arrested and charged in connection with the child’s death.
The boy’s 23-year-old mother, Temara Shaniece Reed, was not at the home when the crime was committed, but she is also facing charges for trying to help cover up Riggs’ involvement in the murder of her child.
Here are some things you need to know about the murder of Jordan Algee Jr
Rico Riggs killed Baby Jordan Algee Jr. over text messages he found in Temara Reed’s phone.
According to authorities, Temara Reed’s boyfriend, Rico Riggs, severely injured 5-month-old Jordan Algee Jr. after she left him alone with the child at the home to get the baby snacks from the store. Reed left her phone behind and Riggs found text messages that made him fly into a rage.
Riggs initially lied to police and told them Reed’s other child, her daughter Nyla, was responsible for the infant’s deadly injuries.
After giving several different accounts of his story, Riggs later admitted he kicked the child over text messages in Reed’s phone that showed she had been in contact with her ex-boyfriends.
“I lost control, spazzed out and kicked the baby,” Detective Brett Orvis told a judge Reed admitted to him.
Riggs also admitted to police he was mad because the exes had been over the house when he wasn’t there.
“He had found out that they were coming over when he wasn’t there. He didn’t know their names. He said he found out by going through her phone,” Orvis testified, according to ABC 12 News. Detective Orvis also testified that the baby began crying when Riggs aggressively attacked him.
“He got upset and went upstairs angry,” Orvis said. “That’s when he spazzed out and kicked the covers, losing control. Jordan was laying in the blankets that he kicked. As soon as he kicked the covers, Jordan immediately began crying.”
The infant was pronounced dead at the hospital.
ABC News reports when Reed returned home from the store she found the baby injured and screaming. She allegedly “rubbed his stomach and he was screaming” before taking him to McLaren Flint hospital because he was having trouble breathing.
When the baby arrived at the hospital, doctors at first thought he was dead. He was then revived and was immediately transported to Hurley Medical Center, where he died of his injuries on March 25th. An autopsy showed his cause of death was blunt force trauma.
Lt. Matt Lasky with Mt. Morris Township Police told WNEM the baby died after something struck the child “impacting the organs.”
“The autopsy reports indicate the baby was killed by blunt force trauma,” Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said.
Both Reed and Riggs are facing serious charges and jail time.
Temara Reed’s boyfriend, Rico Riggs, has been charged with felony murder, first-degree child abuse, first-degree child abuse committed in the presence of another child, tampering with evidence, and intimidating witnesses.
Reed was charged after she was convinced by Riggs to lie about his involvement in the murder. She was charged with tampering with evidence, lying to a police officer conducting a violent crime investigation, being an accessory after the fact to a felony, and third-degree child abuse.
“The investigation has led us to Rico Riggs as the person who inflicted these injuries and caused the baby’s death. The mother has also been charged as an accomplice after the fact and for attempting to thwart the lawful police investigation,” Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton told WNEM.
If convicted, Reed could up to 21 years in prison. Riggs faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole if he is convicted of the most serious charges.
Daycare workers said that Jordan was a “healthy baby with a special smile.”
Barbara Griffin, an employee at Charlotte’s Web Childcare and Learning Center in Flint told reporters that she was shocked to hear the news about Baby Jordan.
“He had a special little smile. He was just a healthy little boy,” Griffin said. “He was very strong in his limbs. There is nothing wrong with Jordan. They were telling me what happened and I was so shocked.”
Another daycare worker told WNEM, “I couldn’t imagine getting up and picking myself up in the morning time after burying a child.”
Reed posted on Facebook several times about her son’s death.
Before her arrest, Reed wrote on Facebook about suffering deeply over her son’s death.
“He gone. My baby gone what im gone do why me,” she wrote on the night of the infant’s death.
The next day, Reed posted a message thanking all of her family and friends for their support and said losing her son was the worst pain she’s ever endured in life.
“I wanna thank all my family, friends & everyone that may not know me for praying for me. I can’t say I’m ok because I’m not but I can say Being a mother of 2 & losing 1 is the worst pain I’ve ever felt in my life ! I just can’t wrap my finger around this one.”
She also posted pictures of baby Jordan and wrote in a caption, “Not waking up to you is killing me man.”
The duo made it a point to note that their split is amicable, or as they put it, “just two best-friends realizing it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible.”
Hey world! So… We have something we would like to share.
First off, it feels odd that we have to share this kind of thing with everyone, but it’s a consequence of the lives we’ve chosen to lead, which we also happen to be deeply grateful for. We’re living in an incredible moment in time, but it’s also a time where truth can easily get distorted into “alternative facts” 😉 So we want to share the truth so you know that if you didn’t read it here then it’s most certainly fiction.
We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple. We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together. Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now. There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision — just two best-friends realizing it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible. We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly. We won’t be commenting beyond this, and we thank you all in advance for respecting our family’s privacy.
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The actors/dancers, both 37, are parents to one child together, their daughter Everly, who will celebrate her fifth birthday in May. The pair first met on the set of their 2006 movie “Step Up” and were married by 2009. They would have celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary in July.
Rumors about a split were sparked in early March when Jenna attended the annual Vanity Fair Oscars after-party without her hubby, but she told ET on the red carpet that Channing was on daddy duty and “so happy to have a night off.”
Dewan Tatum graces the March 2018 cover of Health magazine, and in her interview, she candidly opened up about her marriage, denouncing the notion that she and Tatum had a “perfect life,” saying instead that they worked hard to keep the flame burning.
“When people say you guys have such a perfect life, I want to scream and tell them no one’s perfect,” she said. “I think there are such things as great fits. It is a great fit as long as you are growing together, and I think up until this point we’ve really grown together. Even if one starts to grow, the other catches up and vice versa.”
Jenna added that while they always made sure to make time for each other, they still had moments when they didn’t get along.
“I think a couple needs to be conscious and to want to do the work and be willing to look at the parts of you that need work,” she said. “Both of us have been pretty aware and willing to do that. We’ve always had the same values. But we’re not perfect! Are you kidding? We fight like other couples, we disagree about things, we have days where we don’t really like each other.”
She added, “We have not yet scheduled sex, but we do schedule time together, so maybe that is sort of scheduling sex. We will go away for a weekend to get time, but we have no real regimented schedule. I have friends who do this [schedule sex]; it’s on the calendar. We’ve never done that—it might actually be a good idea.”
Rapper Safaree was robbed at gunpoint earlier today and he’s very upset about the ordeal.
The Love & Hip Hop star appeared on Power 105’s “The Angie Martinez Show” earlier today (Mon, Apr. 2) and broke down into tears while sharing the sad news.
“I just got robbed at gunpoint. A couple hours ago, I just got robbed,” a clearly shaken and traumatized Safaree said. “Two dudes, two guns, just ran up on me. Had me facedown on the floor with a gun to my head, they just took everything.”
This isn’t Safaree’s first time running into trouble with goons. Just last year, Safaree was jumped by members of Meek Mill’s Crew at DJ Khaled’s pre-BET party at Penthouse in WeHo.
This isn’t the first time a Love & Hip Hop cast member has been robbed at gunpoint either. Two of Safaree’s former Love & Hip Hop Hollywood castmates, Floyd “A1” Bentley and Yung Berg, were robbed while working on music in a recording studio, and the entire ordeal was captured on Instagram Live.
Safaree’s full interview with Angie Martinez will be released on Tuesday (Apr. 3) at 3 p.m. where we will undoubtedly get more details about his own incident.
25-year-old Texas woman Cassandra Damper was arrested on April 1 (Easter Sunday morning) after a Facebook Live video went viral showing her shooting a man named Devyn Holmes in the head.
Another man who goes by Cadillac Coleman was also involved in the shooting and police are currently investigating the matter.
Here’s what you need to know about Cassandra Damper, Devyn Holmes, and the viral Facebook live shooting.
Cassandra Damper shot Devyn Holmes in the head, and the incident was caught on video via Facebook Live.
Cassandra Damper, Devyn Holmes, and Cadillac Coleman were all sitting in a car outside of a Valero gas station off Southmore Boulevard in Houston, Texas when the shooting took place early Easter Sunday morning (Apr. 1).
In the viral Facebook live video, Damper and Holmes (the shooting victim) can be seen together in the front seat talking to Facebook live followers when Damper pulled out a gun and shot off a shot striking Holmes in the head. After shooting Holmes, Damper and Coleman both run out of the car and left Holmes lying in the front seat unconscious with blood all over his face.
It is being alleged that Cassandra Damper and Cadillac Coleman set Devyn Holmes up, however, that hasn’t been confirmed.
In the Facebook live video showing the shooting, Damper pulls out a gun while addressing “lying a** hoes” on Facebook. When Holmes sees the gun, he tries to grab the weapon and tells Damper, “You’re making me nervous.” Holmes then asks Damper, “Where you from again?” before she points the gun at him and cocks it. Damper then says to Holmes “Say something b*tch” before firing the bullet into his head.
There’s also a Facebook thread going around social media that shows Coleman and Holmes may have had beef prior to the shooting.
In the thread, Cadillac Coleman says to Devyn Holmes, “I got one for you trick.” Holmes responds “Fukk u,” in which Coleman chimes back, “I’ll smash you boy”.
Cassandra Damper was arrested and has been charged with tampering with evidence in relation to a homicide.
Despite shooting Holmes on camera, Damper was arrested and only charged with tampering evidence (homicide related).
According to her initial arrest record, She was booked at Houston Southeast Jail on Sunday, April 1 and was held without bail.
Devyn Holmes did not die after the shooting, and is currently in critical condition on life support.
Immediately after the shooting, Holmes was rushed to Ben Taub hospital. According to various reports, he is on life support. He’s said to be in critical condition and may not survive the shooting.
Devyn Holmes has a 5-year-old daughter.
In several photos on his Facebook page, Holmes can be seen spending time with his young daughter.
Just last month, he celebrated her 5th birthday and two appear to have a great father-daughter relationship.
A Texas man is clinging to life after being accidentally shot in the head over the weekend, and the whole thing was shockingly live streamed on Facebook.
Early Easter Sunday morning (Apr. 1), Devyn Holmes and two others—another man (Cadillac Coleman) and a woman (Cassandra Damper)—were sitting in a car at a Valero gas station off Southmore Boulevard in Houston, Texas.
The video, which was recorded via Facebook Live, shows Cassandra Damper playing with a gun as the three of them laugh and joke around while Damper points the gun at the camera, saying, “You see what we do to lying ass hoes?” apparently referring to someone who commented on the live video.
Devyn can be heard saying “You’re making me nervous” as Cassandra playfully waves the gun around. “We draw down on them hoes!” Damper yells as Holmes grabs her hand as a precaution.
Cassandra then points the gun at Devin and cocks it. Cadillac Coleman can be heard in the background saying, “It ain’t got no clip bud” in an effort to assure his friend that the gun wasn’t loaded and everything was OK.
Unfortunately for Devyn Holmes, however, the gun was in fact loaded (FYI: Just because a gun doesn’t have a clip doesn’t mean there’s not a bullet in the chamber). Cassandra then fires the weapon, accidentally shooting Devyn in the head. Within seconds, as blood is pouring from Holmes’ head, Damper and Coleman immediately evacuate the vehicle.
The horrific incident was recorded on Cadillac Coleman’s Facebook Live, and despite the footage being removed from Coleman’s page, it has since been reposted online multiple times.
You can watch the disturbing clip above, but be warned, it is VERY graphic.
Holmes was taken to a hospital and is reportedly on life support. According to Media Take Out, Damper and Coleman allegedly claimed that Holmes shot himself in the head when they called police, however, we can clearly see in the footage that Damper was the one who pulled the trigger.
A tweet from Houston Police posted just before 4 a.m. EST noted that they were investigating an incident in which a “male shot himself in [the] head” and he was “transported to Ben Taub.”
Shooting Investigation: 5200 Almeda. Male shot himself in head. Transported to Ben Taub.#hounews CC8
As for Damper, she was arrested and charged with tampering with evidence in relation to a homicide. She was held without bail at the Houston Police Department Southeast Jail. A screenshot from MediaTakeOut shows her arrest details below, however, we weren’t able to independently verify whether she’s still in jail.
According to Click2Houston, police said the case will be referred to the grand jury to see if any additional charges will be filed.
Even more disturbing details are emerging regarding R. Kelly’s alleged harem of young (and possibly underage) women. A new documentary claims the singer “groomed” women to be his sex slaves, including a 14-year-old girl.
R. Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes aired on BBC3 last Wednesday (Mar. 28). The documentary features interviews with several of Kelly’s former associates, including ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones, who all share details of Kelly’s abusive and controlling behavior toward young women.
Jones was in a relationship with the singer for two years (2011-2013). Describing Kelly as “very abusive, physically, mentally, verbally,” Jones claims she was held in a “sex dungeon” and forced to perform sex acts on Kelly and other on “more than 10” occasions.
“I was introduced to one of the girls, that he told me he ‘trained’ since she was 14, those were his words,” Jones said. She continued:
“I saw that she was dressed like me, that she was saying the things I’d say and her mannerisms were like mine. That’s when it clicked in my head that he had been grooming me to become one of his pets, he calls them his pets.
“[He had her] crawl on the floor towards me and perform oral sex on me. He said, ‘This is my f***ing pet, I trained her. She’s going to teach you how to be with me.”
It’s unknown how old this woman was at the time of the alleged encounter.
Engineer James Lee used to collaborate with Kelly and says he witnessed a “revolving door of women” in the recording studio as Kelly worked.
“They were there for one thing, to service Rob, and when he was tired of you—it’s like you’re a Big Mac, and when he’s done eating you, he throws the wrapper away.”
Neither R. Kelly nor his reps have commented on the documentary. However, he has vehemently denied allegations that he is violent against women and holding them against their will and using them for sex.
Kitti Jones has spoken out against R. Kelly several times. A rep for the singer denounced Jones back in October 2017.
“It is unfortunate that Ms. Jones, after public statements to the contrary, is now attempting to portray a relationship history with Mr. Kelly as anything other than consensual involvement between two adults.
“As stated previously, Mr. Kelly does not control the decision-making or force the actions of any other human being, including Ms. Jones, by her own admission. Any claim of wrongdoing of any kind or of mistreatment of any woman by him is false, ill-motived and defamatory.”
An explosive BuzzFeed exposé published last year claimed that Kelly was the leader of an “abusive sex cult” and was holding several young women against their will at his Chicago and Atlanta properties.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So, what does it say when a series of photos show Chris Brown with his hand around a woman’s throat as she looks distressed?
Several photos of Chris appearing to “choke out” a woman surfaced online last Wednesday (March 28). Though the images are extremely disturbing, Chris and the woman both say that that it was just “horseplay.”
The photos show Chris’ hand around the woman’s neck, while a third woman seemingly attempts to break-up whatever is going on. The woman being grabbed by the troubled singer initially looks frightened but appears to be smiling in the other snaps.
“She’s a friend. It’s obviously playful as she confirmed,” Chris’ lawyer Mark Geragos, told TMZ. “Whoever invaded their privacy will be held accountable.”
Chris had been partying with friends early last week in Miami during the Ultra Festival. The photos were taken around 9 a.m. on Monday, March 26.
TMZ posted a gallery of the unsettling photos, telling viewers to judge for themselves if they believed the “horseplay” explanation.
We all know about Chris Brown’s violent behavior and history with domestic violence. He attacked Rihanna in 2009 which resulted in a felony conviction and a 5-year probation.
And ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran was granted a temporary restraining order last year after claiming Chris punched her in the stomach, pushed her down a flight of stairs, and even threatened to kill her.
Regardless of how playful he claims he was being, it probably would be wise for Chris Brown to keep his hands off women’s necks, especially while paparazzi are lurking.