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Mugshot Madness: Young Dro Arrested for Throwing Banana Pudding at His Girlfriend

Young Dro got locked up in Georgia … and it’s all over a heated food fight he got into with his girlfriend.

Yes, you are reading this correctly, and it sounds absolutely ridiculous, right?

The “FDB” rapper was arrested on July 5th for throwing a plate of banana pudding at his GF at their home in Atlanta.

According to TMZ, the two got into an argument over money which led to them both hurling food at each other.

Cops were called to the scene and while Young Dro’s girlfriend made it clear to them she didn’t want to press charges, Dro was arrested anyway.

Due to his arrest, Dro was charged with 2 counts of misdemeanor battery/family violence.

Authorities also got Dro for being behind on his child support payments (involving another baby mama, not the girl he’s with now) and he’s still being held in custody over this. He reportedly owes almost $41K and needs to pay $10K to be released.

However, sources close to Dro are claiming he’s caught up on all child support payments and that it’s obviously a clerical error.

Hopefully Dro gets all this worked out, but he gotta chill with all the banana pudding throwing. Bill Cosby definitely would not agree with this….well NVM maybe Bill isn’t the best person to bring up at the moment.

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Mahershala Ali to Star in Marvel’s “Blade” Reboot

During this weekend’s Comic-Con festivities, Marvel made a number of big reveals, including announcing the schedule for their next line-up of superhero films, like Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2, Fantastic Four and many others.

But perhaps one of the biggest reveals the studio made Saturday (Jul. 20) was the announcement of Mahershala Ali as the next “Blade.”

More via The Hollywood Reporter:

The casting was announced during the studio’s Hall H presentation at Comic-Con, where Ali received massive applause as he took the stage and put on a Blade baseball cap.

Created by writer Marv Wolfman, Blade’s first appearance was in the 1973 comic book The Tomb of Dracula #10, as a supporting character.

He is known to be a vampire hunter— half-mortal, half-immortal— who tries to rid the world of vampires as a way of avenging his mother, who was killed by a vampire as she gave birth to him.

Wesley Snipes starred as the vigilante in David S. Goyer’s Blade franchise, which began with the 1998 original and was followed by two sequels, Blade II and Blade: Trinity.

The series grossed $204 million at the box office, and the series is considered to be the unofficial kick-off of the modern comic book movie culture.

Speaking to THR after the presentation, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said that Ali called the studio after winning the Oscar for his work Green Book.

“When Marhershala calls, you answer,” Feige said. At the meeting, Ali came right out and said that he wanted to do Blade. That was that.

Ali is a two-time Oscar winner, snagging a statue first for his role in Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight. He was last in theaters with Robert Rodriguez’ Alita: Battle Angel.

Curiously, he appeared in Marvel and Netflix’s Luke Cage as the villain Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes. Technically, the Netflix shows took place in the same universe as Marvel’s films, though they never truly felt like they connected.

It isn’t clear when the film will be released or who else will be a part of it, but we can expect to get those details soon.

What do you think about Mahershala Ali as the next Blade? Let us know below in the comments!

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RHOA Drama: Kenya Moore Kicked Out of Marlo Hampton’s Wig Launch Party, Security Had to Get Involved

Kenya Moore has apparently wasted no time bringing the drama since her return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

According to Straight From The A, Kenya Moore had her first major run-in with a castmate and was even kicked out of a party.

The site reports that the entire RHOA cast gathered earlier this week to film their first group event. The special occasion was the soft launch for Marlo Hampton’s “I Am Her” wig line.

Though Kenya was an invited guest, she came in tow with gift bags featuring products from her Moore Hair Care natural hair care line.

She handed out the gift bags to Marlo’s guests, telling them her products are “healthy alternatives” to Marlo’s wigs.

A clip of Kenya’s messiness from the event was shared on blogs. She got on the mic saying her products will help your edges grow. Marlo grabbed the mic and asked if the products will help with gray hair, aiming the jab at Kenya.

Sources tell Straight From The A that security had to get involved in the situation between the two women. Kenya was ultimately escorted out of the event and then chose to pose alone for photos outside of the venue.

Despite reports, NeNe Leakes—who is beefing with Kenya—was also in attendance and was even seen photographed holding a Moore Hair Care gift bag. Sources say she left the event when Kenya and Marlo started to get into it because she wanted to avoid the drama.

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Trump Personally Vouching for A$AP Rocky’s Release to Sweden’s Prime Minister May Not Do Any Good

As A$AP Rocky continues to be detained in a Swedish jail, Donald Trump has personally spoken with Sweden’s prime minister to advocate for his release.

The president is confident the two heads of state can come to a resolution, but it may not be as simple as his tweets make it seem.

On Saturday (Jul. 20), Trump wrote on Twitter that he had spoken to Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to “personally vouch” for Rocky’s bail and assured him that the rapper would not be a flight risk.

The president also claimed that Lofven said that Rocky would be treated fairly. It has been alleged that Rocky is being held in “inhumane conditions,” including 24-hour solitary confinement and sleeping on a mat on the floor.

Trump’s pleas and promises, however, may fall on deaf ears.

Following the Saturday phone call, Lofven spokesman Toni Eriksson essentially said in a statement that the prime minister’s hands are tied and A$AP won’t receive any special treatment.

“The Prime Minister made sure to point out that the Swedish judicial system, prosecutors and courts are completely independent. He also pointed out that everyone is equal before the law and that the government neither can nor will try to influence the judicial process.”

Eriksson even denied Trump’s claim that the two governments will discuss the matter further within the next 48 hours.

“It is possible that there will be follow-up calls, but right now there is not one planned,” Eriksson said.

A judge ruled on Friday that A$AP Rocky is a flight risk and must remain detained for another week while prosecutors continue to investigate the case.

The rapper has been held—without charge—for over two weeks following a physical altercation with two fans in Stockholm. Though it seems he did not initiate the fight, prosecutors have been slow to decide whether or not to charge him with assault.

TMZ reports that Swedish prosecutors revealed their plan to indict Rocky in a press release. When TMZ contacted them for a statement, prosecutors told the site “they mistakenly put that info in the press release and then removed it.”

A representative from the U.S. State Department arrived in Sweden earlier this week to advocate on Rocky’s behalf.

Trump personally got involved in the matter after Kim Kardashian and Kanye West contacted the White House and lobbied for Rocky’s release. Other celebs have urged the White House to help as well.

“Many, many members of the African American community have called me, friends of mine, and said, ‘Can you help?’” Trump said from the Oval Office on Friday.

He continued, stating that Rocky has America’s support.

“I personally don’t know A$AP Rocky, but I can tell you that he has tremendous support from the African American community in this country … and when I say African-American I think I can really say from everybody in the country because we’re all one.”

Now, whether Trump said this out of sincere concern for an American citizen or because he’s angling for a perceived “win” after telling four U.S. congresswomen of color to “go back” to where they came from and inciting a “send her back” chant at one of his rallies remains to be seen.

Rocky could face up to six years in prison if charged and convicted of assault.

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Master P Calls Out BET Awards for Honoring Nipsey Hussle Posthumously: “I Thought That Was Strange”

Master P is known for keeping it real, and that’s exactly what he did while speaking about his late friend Nipsey Hussle in a recent interview with Rolling Out magazine.

According to P, the attention Nipsey received after his death was confusing to him, because he believes the Victory Lap rapper should have received his flowers while he was still around to smell them.

“Me and Nipsey was tight, man,” Master P said. “That was my little partner. I was showing him the game, showing him the ropes. I had a lot of respect for him, he had a lot of respect for me.”

P continued: “I don’t normally just hang out and go in the studio with just anybody. He was special. My thing was to the world: why make him special after he’s gone? This man did so much while he was here, and nobody cared. His last album was two years ago [and it’s] now like, the biggest record around the world now.”

The No Limit CEO also called out BET for making Nipsey a central figure of the 2019 BET Awards, including having a blue carpet and giving him a number of trophies posthumously.

“BET gave him a Humanitarian Award and Male Artist of the Year,” Master P said. “I thought that was strange. What about the year before? That’s the same album. Ain’t nothin’ changed.

“He ain’t even get a chance to go on the main stage [the year before]. He was on the pre-show. Him and YG. That’s my dog so you know I know. We talked about this stuff. So, he really upset about that. You remember last year when he went to the BET Awards, he got into it with the security guards ’cause he act like he ain’t know who he was.”

“So, how do we get from there…now, if I would have did that, I wouldn’t have even been invited to the awards the next year,” P said, insinuating that if Nipsey were still alive, he probably wouldn’t have been invited to this year’s show.

“Let’s be honest. So, that’s what I’m saying. You going with what’s hot, the trending topics, instead of what’s right. I mean, Nipsey’s my dog, but Snoop [Dogg] has been doing stuff in those communities for at least 15 years. I’ve been in those same communities for over 21 years. Think about it. Me and YG mama been feeding the people at least five, six years. Why he didn’t get no award?”

What do you think? Do you agree with Master P? Let us know in the comments below!

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Boonk Gang Says His Jaw Will Be Wired Shut For 6 Weeks After Getting Punched in the Face

You won’t be hearing from too much from Boonk Gang over the next six weeks because his jaw is wired shut.

Earlier this week, the social media menace turned rapper was seen in a viral video getting punched in the face.

PREVIOUSLY: Boonk Gang Suffers Broken Jaw & Loses Several Teeth After Video Shows Him Getting Punched in the Face

The brief clip showed Boonk getting hit just one time, but apparently, that one hit was so lethal (or maybe he was hit more times after the camera cut off) that it broke his jaw in two places.

Boonk shared a series of graphic videos on Instagram Sunday (Jul. 14) showing off his injuries, writing in the caption of one clip: “They knocked out most of my teeth bruh with that cheap sh*t bruh.”

The next day, he took to Instagram once again, this time to reveal that he had to have his jaw wired shut for the next six weeks.

“Face fat af man,” he wrote. “My [jaw] wired together for 6 weeks. Surgery went well … Thanks for all the support & love [middle finger emoji] Who hating.”

He can be seen in the video below talking through a surgically clenched jaw. “Six weeks, with my mouth wired together,” he said.

Boonk Gang (born: John Robert Hill Jr.) is known for his ridiculous antics on social media, particularly for taking things out of people’s hands and running away from them, or just acting a whole entire fool inside establishments like fast-food restaurants, convenience stores, Walmart and more.

Boonk’s popularity sparked a trend of people recording themselves snatching things from people and running off while yelling his catchphrase “Boonk Gang! Whole lotta gang sh*t!”

When he joined Instagram in April 2017, his first video showed him going behind the counter of a Popeye’s and walking out with a box of chicken. The video garnered more than a million views within four months.

In July, Boonk—a native of Miami, Florida—celebrated reaching one million followers on Instagram by stripping down to his underwear and throwing milkshakes all over himself inside a local Chick-fil-A.

That same month, he was arrested and charged with burglary and petty theft for taking a tray of doughnuts from a Dunkin’ Donuts in Miami Gardens two months prior.

He returned the doughnuts at the request of an employee and later pleaded not guilty and was sentenced to 60 days in probation.

In late June 2018, Boonk posted a number of sexually explicit videos to his Instagram stories showing him performing various sex acts with a woman in a hotel room.

The videos quickly went viral and Instagram eventually deleted his account in early July.

Later that month, he posted on Snapchat that he had gotten shot twice, but an insider at the hospital where he was treated said his bullet wounds were “self-inflicted.”

Just two weeks prior to him “getting shot,” he went viral on social media after a video showed him falling and hitting his head on a wall after he showed up high as a kite to an interview on Adam 22’s No Jumper podcast.

And now … in July 2019, Boonk Gang’s jaw will be wired shut for the next six weeks after getting punched in the face on camera.

What is it with this guy and the month of July? Is it the Miami heat?

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Dwight Howard Says He Feels Liberated After Dealing With Rumors Regarding His Sexuality: “It Really Just Set Me Free”

After facing allegations regarding his sexuality last year, Dwight Howard is opening up about how the situation affected him and “liberated” him to just be.

Howard spoke candidly in a two-part interview on FS1’s Fair Game with Kristine Leahy. The NBA player says he very hurt and isolated himself after a gay man publicly claimed they were in a relationship together.

Howard—who says he’s not gay and has never met his accuser—says the experience changed his thinking and set him free.

“I went through a situation last year that kind of, um, just, it really just set me free,” he said. “I saw all the hate, the pure hate, from people that I never met before just pile up everywhere I went against me.”

“I think that liberated me, because I saw how a lot of people would feel, whether they’re gay or they’re straight, or whether they have issues, people are afraid to be who they are. They’re afraid to just step out and be…because they’re afraid of what other people might say or think about them. And so that situation made me realize, you not like this, but just be you, be free.”

“I’m not gay,” Howard continued. “It’s a lot of people who are and they have to hide, and there’s people who have mental issues and they have to hide. There’s people who have different problems in life and they have to hide. They have to put on the mask every day, and it’s like, I don’t wanna wear no mask, I just wanna be.”

Last year, a man named Masin Elije claimed online that he and Howard had been in romantic relationship and it ended because Howard was allegedly cheating with other men.

Elije then alleged Howard and his pastor tired to pay him “hush money” and force him to sign and nondisclosure agreement.

“People were talking about it, and it upset me because I didn’t even know who the person was,” Howard said in the interview. “Why would somebody who I never met, never had any contact with, make up a whole story about me.”

Elije filed a lawsuit against Howard in March. The NBA star countersued.

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19-Year-Old Texas Rapper Tay-K Found Guilty of Murder, Faces Life in Prison

Rapper Tay-K could possibly spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty of murder by a North Texas jury Friday morning (Jul. 19).

The 19-year-old, whose real name is Taymor McIntyre, was on trial for a 2016 home invasion that resulted in the murder of a 21-year-old father named Ethan Walker.

Walker, a father-of-one, was shot in the stomach after he told McIntyre and a group of other robbers that he didn’t have any drugs or money.

Prosecutors said it was a 15-year-old girl who actually planned the home invasion robbery, and earlier this week, one of her friends testified that she contacted McIntyre on Instagram asking him to help her get guns for the robbery.

McIntyre responded to her DM, saying that he didn’t have a gun but his friends did and he knew one who was “trigger happy.”

According to the testimony from Megan Holt, Tay-K recruited three of his friends—Latharian Merrit, Sean Robinson and Jalen Bell—for the robbery.

Holt said Merrit had a .40-caliber Glock with an extended clip on it when he arrived at the apartment for the robbery, while Sean Robinson had a .38-caliber gun and Jalen Bell was armed with brass knuckles.

As for McIntyre, Holt said: “He was kind of scared. He wanted ot make sure that his friends had his back if something was to go wrong because he was walking in there unarmed. Scared isn’t the right word. Maybe a little nervous. Unsure.”

Because McIntyre wasn’t the one who fired the weapon, his attorneys argued that he should be found not guilty, however, prosecutors said McIntyre was complicit in the crime, and knew the robbery would end up with someone being shot.

The young rapper pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery by threats in the robbery of Walker’s girlfriend and another man who was present in the home in Mansfield at the time of the incident.

McIntyre pleaded not guilty to capital murder and a separate count of aggravated robbery in connection to the robbery and shooting of Ethan Walker’s roommate Zachary Beloate, who was shot in the shoulder, but survived.

For Walker’s murder, McIntyre faces between five and 99 years in prison, CBS DFW reports.

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Kim Kardashian Contacted White House to Free A$AP Rocky from “Inhumane” Swedish Prison, Thanks Trump for His Help on Twitter

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been fighting for A$AP Rocky’s release from a Swedish prison for several weeks. In fact, Kim personally contacted the White House for their assistance, which worked.

Kim took to Twitter on Thursday (Jul. 18) to thank President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for getting involved in A$AP’s case.

“Your commitment to justice reform is so appreciated,” she wrote in part.

It was reported on Thursday that Kim and Kanye became “very concerned” upon learning A$AP was being held in a Swedish prison with “inhumane conditions.” A$AP was detained July 2nd following an altercation with fans.

Kim—who has worked closely with Trump and the White House on prison reform over the past year—contacted Jared Kushner and informed him about the situation. Kushner relayed the information to Trump who reportedly agreed A$AP was “being held unfairly.”

Via Variety:

Sources say that West urged Kardashian, who met with the president about prison reform earlier this year, to contact Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner.

He took the matter to the president, who encouraged him to get involved, as did Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

TMZ Reports that a State Department member was expected to arrive in Sweden today (Jul. 18), and that the department has become involved in working for Rocky’s release.

Earlier this week, a spokesperson for the State Department expressed concerns over how A$AP was being treated while detained in Sweden.

“There are certainly some facts about the arrest and detention that raise concerns. We expect all governments, including Sweden, to treat American citizens fairly and with respect. We hope to see A$AP Rocky and his colleagues back on tour and reunited with friends and family soon.”

A$AP Rocky has been held in the Kronoberg Detention Center in Sweden since July 2nd after an altercation with fans who had been harassing him and members of his entourage.

Though not officially charged, the rapper is being held while prosecutors decide whether to charge him with assault or let him go. They have until Friday (Jul. 19) to make that decision.

However, it is being alleged A$AP is being held in “inhumane conditions,” including solitary confinement, inedible food, and forced to sleep on a mat.

A$AP’s manager John Ehmann was the first to make the claims. The Swedish Prosecutor’s Office denied the inhumane treatment allegations.

Last week, Snoop Dogg made a public plea encouraging Kim and Kanye to help free A$AP.

“You’ve been gettin’ all kinda n***as out of jail this year. Go get Rocky outta jail,” he said in an Instagram video. “Look out for us.”

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Two of A$AP’s friends are also detained, as well as their alleged attackers, who have been charged with molestation and assault.

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“Love & Hip Hop” Star Mendeecees Harris is Getting Out of Prison Early

Things are looking up for Love & Hip Hop star Mendeecees Harris.

According to a report from Bossip, a year and a half from now, Harris will officially be a free man.

The site reports that Mendeecees will be released from prison in November 2020, at least three years earlier than expected.

Mendeecees was originally sentenced to a minimum of 97 months (or 8 years) in prison back in December 2015 after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking.

Harris confessed to being a part of a massive drug ring that transported millions of dollars worth of cocaine and heroin across New York between 2005 and 2012. He admitted he was a part of the operation between 2006 and 2008.

Harris fought the sentence, but it was ultimately upheld in appeals court. He had already served 15 months prior to being granted bail in the case, which was considered time served, court records stated.

After all is said and done, Mendeecees will have served five years of his original eight-year sentence.

Bossip reports that the 40-year-old was initially incarcerated in a facility in Pennsylvania, but he’s since been transferred to a medium-security facility in New Jersey, likely to be closer to his wife, Yandy Smith-Harris and his four children (one of whom he shares with Yandy).

Mendeecees noted in court docs that he completed a substance abuse prevention class as well as courses in money management and parenting from prison. He also said he took classes for health, nutrition and public speaking.

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