Boosie Says He Did NOT Beat Up George Zimmerman at Miami Walmart: I Don’t Even Know That Man!

Boosie Badazz wants you to know that he did NOT “beat up” George Zimmerman … and he has no idea where that fake news story even came from because he’s never even met the guy!

The rapper took to Instagram to deny a social media rumor that spread like wildfire saying that he and Zimmerman recently got into an altercation at a Walmart in Florida.

According to the rumor, which has been denounced as fake news, Boosie was said to have confronted the man who got away with murdering a black teenager outside a Miami-area Walmart and said to him: “Hey, you that fat a** n***a who killed Trayvon?!”

The fake news story, originally posted on social media January 13th from Instagram blog MyMixTapez (known for their faux news stories) posted a side-by-side photo of Boosie and Zimmerman with the caption:

“It’s being reported that Boosie saw Zimmerman outside of a Miami Walmart. According to witnesses, Boosie saw Zimmerman and said, ‘Hey, you that fat a** n***a who killed Trayvon right?’ Boosie violently approached Zimmerman. Zimmerman appeared to be ‘reaching for his gun,’ according to witnesses.

“Although, Zimmerman is being hospitalized, Boosie suffered injuries as well, including a busted lip and nose. Boosie is currently in custody and will appear before a judge on assault charges this week.”

As the news spread all over social media (with some of the less credible blog sites picking it up), Boosie posted a video on Instagram denying that the story was real.

Boosie said in part: “Aye, service announcement from Boosie. I never seen George in my life, but on TV. This is a lie. Leave me alone! I never seen George Zimmerman in my life. George don’t know me. Talkin’ ’bout I did something to him in Walmart. That is a lie!”

Boosie then plugged his new spicy chicken flavor of Master P’s Rap Noodles that will be available at Walmart starting this Friday (Jan. 17).

“Let’s talk the truth,” he said. “My noodles drop at Walmart Friday … the best noodles you’ve ever tasted in the world.”

In 2013, 36-year-old George Zimmerman was acquitted of the 2012 killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.

Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, said he’d been attacked by Martin and was simply defending himself when he shot and killed the 17-year-old in a gated community in Sanford, Florida in February 2012.

While the story of Boosie opening a can of whoop-ass on Zimmerman is beyond fake, what’s real is the fact that Zimmerman recently made headlines after he filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit last month against Trayvon Martin’s family, their attorneys, prosecutors and the state of Florida on allegations that the prosecution’s key witness in his 2013 murder trial was “fake.”

Zimmerman’s lawsuit also names HarperCollins Publishers, accusing them of defamation in a book Martin’s family’s attorney Benjamin Crump published in October 2019 called Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People.

According to the lawsuit, the book was published “with actual malice knowing the untruth or at a minimum a reckless disregard for the truth,” and its title “creates the false implication that Plaintiff Zimmerman participated and participates in the genocide of colored people.”

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Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. to Be Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Pop superstar Whitney Houston and rap legend Notorious B.I.G. are among the latest inductees for the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Other inductees for the 2020 class include Nine Inch Nail, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, and T. Rex.

The 35th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020.

The ceremony will air live for the first time on HBO on May 2nd at 8 p.m. Performers and special guests will be announced at a later date.

This year’s honorees join Tupac Shakur (2017), Janet Jackson (2019), Radiohead (2019), Stevie Nicks (2019), Nina Simone (2018), Bon Jovi (2018), Pearl Jam (2017), N.W.A (2016) and many others.

Check Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Pressley were among the first musicians to be inducted into the RRHOF when it opened in 1986.

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Yung Joc Says He’s Driving for Rideshare Company Pull Up N Go to “Lead By Example” for the Next Generation

Earlier this week, rapper and Love & Hip-Hop star Yung Joc went viral after being spotted driving for a rideshare company in Atlanta, but he’s not doing it for the reason you may think.

While sporting his Pull Up N Go hat and with a passenger in the backseat, Joc explained to TMZ that he’s been working with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters organization for several years and recently chose to drive for the rideshare company in order to “lead by example” for the younger generation.

“A lot of times when we talking to these kids you gotta lead by example,” he said. “You have to show people you not too big.”

“You have to show them what humility is and you not too big to do the right thing by making an honest living. I think a lot of times that’s why our kids, and even adults, go astray because they’re too ashamed, too prideful to do something.”

The internet immediately thought Joc had fallen on hard times when the driving video went viral.

But he tells TMZ the gig was initially something to check off his bucket list, and he has been surprised by the amount of support he’s received.

“The most phenomenal part of this whole experience of going viral is the amount of support…A lot of celebrities have reached out. People hitting my phone. Snoop said something like, ‘hustlers hustle.’ I just realized that maybe people are beginning to be a little more mature.”

He also made it clear that he’s definitely not hard up for cash. He’s a radio personality in Atlanta, stars on Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta, and just opened up another club.

Joc didn’t state how long he’d be driving for Pull Up N Go, so if you’re in the Atlanta area, catch a ride before it’s too late.

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Lori Harvey Facing 1 Year in Prison in Hit & Run Case, Doesn’t Seem Bothered While Getting Very Close With Future

Lori Harvey’s birthday weekend did not end the way she planned. The freshly turned 23-year-old is now facing a year-long stint in jail due to her hit and run accident last year.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office confirmed on Monday (Jan. 13) that Harvey has been charged with two misdemeanors: One count of resisting, delaying, obstructing an officer and one count of hit and run resulting in property damage.

Harvey has an arraignment scheduled on January 21st. If convicted of the charges, she could be sentenced up to one year behind bars.

The charges are related to a car accident Harvey had in Los Angeles last October. She hit a parked car which left her Mercedes G-Wagon on its side.

Harvey attempted to flee the scene, but was caught by the police as she walked down the street a short distance from the accident.

Though alcohol wasn’t involved, witnesses said they saw Harvey texting before the crash. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Harvey has not commented on the charges.

However, she does continue to fuel speculation she’s dating Future.

The two have shared photos and videos of them cuddling and the rapper even giving her a kiss on the cheek.

“Life is good,” they each captioned a post on their respective accounts.

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R. Kelly’s Ex Azriel Clary Seeking Therapy, Shares Joyous Reunion With Family: “Let the Healing Process Begin”

Azriel Clary has reunited with her family and they couldn’t be happier.

R. Kelly’s former live-in girlfriend shared several photos with her parents and family on social media on Monday (Jan. 13). The matching outfits, dancing, and big smiles on everyone’s faces speak for themselves.

“Surprise. Let the healing process begin,” she captioned the photo series.

Azriel thanked all of her supporters in the post’s caption and even gave her  family a shoutout, asking her followers to follow them as well.

“Love yall and thank y’all. I even thank everyone who follows me.. because you all believed in me when I could not believe for myself,” she wrote.

The 22-year-old left home to live with Kelly when she was just 17. Her parents, Angelo and Alice Clary, tried to reach her, but Azriel had cut off contact—until now. They are overjoyed to have her back.

“We are just enjoying these moments right now … enjoying being reunited as the Clarys,” Angelo told TMZ.

TMZ is also reporting that Azriel will be seeking professional help to recover from the alleged abuse and trauma she suffered while living with Kelly.

Sources tell the site Azriel feels she was “brainwashed, manipulated and mistreated by Kelly.” Her parents are now helping her look for qualified therapists and counselors to help heal.

“I never thought me and victim would ever be in the same sentence because I was too in denial.. but once you realize, you realize,” Azriel said last week.

Azriel’s reunion with her family and her decision to seek treatment comes days after she got into a physical fight with Kelly’s other girlfriend, Joycelyn Savage.

The fight was caught on video and Azriel was overheard accusing Savage of having sex with her when she was a minor.

Savage was charged with battery.

Sources say Azriel is contemplating cooperating with the federal cases against Kelly, but has some trepidation because she’s repeatedly lied to the feds and has signed NDAs with Kelly.

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Teen Obsessed With Social Media Kills Herself After Not Getting Enough Likes & Followers

A British teenager with an unhealthy addiction to social media took her own life after she was unable to gain a sizable following or get enough likes on her posts.

According to news reports, 19-year-old Chloe Davison was taking selfies and was active on social media just moments before she was found dead in her bedroom after hanging herself.

Davison’s 20-year-old sister Jade, who recently got engaged and gave birth to her first child, said Davison struggled with social anxiety and believes social media played a “big part” in her sister’s tragic death.

“I’m absolutely devastated. I don’t even have the words to describe the pain. I’ve recently just had a baby, only nine weeks ago, which Chloe adored. Chloe was my best friend and I don’t know what I’m going to do without her,” Jade said, according to the UK newspaper The Sun.

Jade said her sister was an aspiring model who, unfortunately, relied way too heavily on social media to feel good about herself.

Jade added:

“Chloe was the type of person who, if she put a picture on Facebook, would ask the whole family to like her picture or would sit with me and ask which one I thought was the best before she would post it.

“She thought she wasn’t good enough unless she was getting likes and comments. If she didn’t get enough likes, she didn’t feel accepted.

“Social media isn’t 100 percent the cause [for her death] but it was a big part because it’s too easy for people to sit behind a phone or computer and send nasty messages with no consequences.

“I sat with Chloe many nights when she was crying because someone had said something horrible. Chloe didn’t see what we saw. She was so beautiful inside and out and would have done absolutely anything for me, her baby niece and the rest of her family.”

After Chloe started using social media several years ago, “all she would talk about was how many likes she got,” her mom, 44-year-old Clair Reynolds, said.

Chloe Davison pictured with her sister, Jade (L) and her mother, Claire Reynolds (R)

“She was addicted to apps like Instagram and Snapchat,” said family friend Nick Coombs, 55, who’d known Chloe since she was young.

“She would spend hours taking the perfect photo, but would delete it later if it didn’t get popular enough,” Coombs added.

Those close to Chloe said she struggled socially at school, typically keeping to herself and rarely hanging out with friends.

As a result of her self-imposed isolation, Chloe was often bullied online by internet trolls who would send her nasty messages and make fun of her pictures.

When Jade and her mother returned home the night of Friday, January 3rd around 11:30 p.m., after spending the evening at a bar, they found Chloe hanging in her bedroom.

“When we took her body down, her hair and makeup were still perfect,” said Coombs, who was at the house when Chloe was found dead. “She was wearing some new lingerie that she’d been excited to model.”

Coombs also said that too many people felt as though they could say whatever they wanted to Chloe because it wasn’t face-to-face.

“She’d get hundreds of messages each day, mostly men asking her for sexual stuff,” said Coombs. “Sometimes they were nice, but other times they told Chloe they wanted to hurt her.”

Clair Reynolds, Chloe’s mom, blames social media for what happened to her daughter.

“Social media took over Chloe’s life, whether that be Snapchat or Facebook.”

Reynolds added: “Chloe was beautiful, but she didn’t see that. She cared too much about how other people saw her.”

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Trick Daddy’s Horrifying Mugshot is Because of His Lupus, Rapper Slams Social Media for Making Fun of Him

When Trick Daddy was arrested Saturday morning (Jan. 11) for DUI and cocaine possession, everyone who saw his mugshot had the same exact question: WTF WAS UP WITH HIS FACE & HAIRLINE?!

Well, apparently, it’s the result of an incurable illness he suffers from called Lupus.

According to Healthline:

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes fatigue, joint pain, joint stiffness, and a butterfly-shaped rash on the face. In addition, some people with lupus experience hair loss.

Not everyone with lupus experiences hair loss. But many people living with this condition notice gradual thinning or breakage along their hairline. Sometimes the hair grows back, and sometimes it doesn’t.

In Trick Daddy’s case, his Lupus has caused his face to appear “swollen” or “fat,” and it’s also caused him to lose the hair along his hairline.

Trick bonded himself out of jail Saturday and was spotted at his Miami restaurant the following Sunday interacting with fans.

After spending the weekend as the butt of many jokes on social media and the face of countless memes, the rapper took to his verified Facebook page to share a post he wrote on his personal page the day of his arrest calling out internet bullies for making fun of his illness.

“Let me get this right .. you lie on me .. make fun of the fact that I Have lupus … and all this just for likes,” the 45-year-old rapper (real name: Maurice Young) said.

“Thank God I’m strong .. everything is funny until it hits close to home .. my feelings don’t hurt easily I’m too worried about waking up tomorrow”

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Justin Bieber Congratulates Roddy Rich After “The Box” Beats “Yummy” to #1 on Billboard Hot 100

Billboard confirmed Monday that Roddy Ricch’s new single “The Box” is officially the No. 1 song in the country!

Which is already great news in and of itself, but even more impressive is the fact that it beat Justin Bieber’s new single “Yummy,” despite facing stiff competition against the Beliebers.

Following the news, Justin Bieber took to Twitter to congratulate Roddy on his first No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single.

“Thanks everyone. So thankful. #yummy,” Bieber tweeted. “@RoddyRicch You had to go and make a banger smh! Haha ur the man!! Love the song!! congrats on your first #1!! Everyone go stream #thebox.”

“Yummy” serves as Justin Bieber’s first single since his hiatus. And the pop star has been doing the absolute MOST to promote the song … including begging his fans to constantly stream it, and suggesting fans in other countries use VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) while streaming so that their plays count towards Billboard’s tally in the U.S.

Roddy even got in on the friendly competition, tweeting on Saturday (Jan. 11): “stream yummy by justin bieber.” (Ed. Note: FWIW, Justin Bieber has more than 100M followers on Twitter, while Roddy currently has just over 650K.)

The massive momentum “The Box” gained was mostly due to the fact that fans on social video platforms like TikTok and Triller have been making countless memes.

“The Box” also blocked “Yummy” from reaching No. 1 on Spotify’s U.S. top 50 chart earlier this month, which was perhaps a precursor of things to come.

The news follows another major accomplishment for Roddy, whose debut album Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial just landed back in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, making it the first debut rap album to return to No. 1 in nearly two decades, according to XXL.

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WATCH: Young Joc Spotted Driving for Uber-Like Rideshare App in Atlanta, Fan Tells Him “You Must’ve Fell Off”

Is Yung Joc broke? That’s a question fans are asking after the rapper was recently spotted driving for a rideshare service similar to Uber and Lyft.

Video footage surfaced late Sunday afternoon (Jan. 12) showing the Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star behind the wheel of a Nissan.

In the video, which, according to The Shade Room, was filmed on Thursday (Jan. 9), passengers in the vehicle instantly recognized Joc and questioned him about why he was driving around people for money, while also telling him that he looked and sounded familiar.

“You sound like somebody I know,” one of the passengers said.

“I just wanna ask a question. Are you Young Joc?” Can you turn around?” the other passenger asked.

“I think y’all already put that part together,” Joc said as he pulled back his hoodie.

After Joc finally reveals/confirms his identity, one of the passengers, named J’Koni, tells him: “Oh, so you must’ve fell off or something.”

Joc also admitted that he had been driving people around for about 30 to 40 days now, to which both passengers clowned him about being a celebrity who has to make ends meet by working for a rideshare app.

“How you Young Joc and you [driving] for PullUpnGo?” J’Koni said to him, condescendingly.

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TSR Staff: Thembi! @ThembiTV_ _____________________________________ #TSRExclusiveDetails: A video of #YungJoc driving for a ride share app similar to #Uber and #Lyft is circulating online and we have obtained unreleased clips of the full video. _____________________________________ In the video which took place on Thursday morning in Atlanta, you can hear the passengers telling the driver that he looked and sounded familiar, and that’s because the driver was #YungJoc. One of the passengers, J’Koni, goes on to ask #Joc why he’s driving for the app #pugorides, and proceeds to tell him that he “fell off”. _____________________________________ Joc responds by saying that it’s an easy way to get some easy money, adding that he gets to meet a lot of people from doing so too. _____________________________________ The passenger, J’Koni, exclusively tells us this about his “fell off” comment to Joc: “He actually didn’t react how I thought he would he just basically was telling me thats my problem if I feel he fell off for having multiple streams of income.” _____________________________________ We’re definitely here for any black man doing what he needs to do to continue making money legally. 🎥: @iamjkonired

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Joc, appearing to take a little offense to J’Koni’s statement, went on to say that it’s an easy way for him to get easy money, and he gets to meet a lot of new people in the process.

“I gotta fall off? I just felt like it was an easy way to get some easy money downtown. I meet people.”

For what it’s worth, the whole thing sounds like a huge publicity stunt that obviously worked because here we are.

Also, let’s not forget that Yung Joc is a whole reality show star out here, and Love & Hip Hop Atlanta is probably already filming for their next season.

So it’s safe to say Yung Joc is far from broke. In fact, he’s probably being paid  big bucks to do this.

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Black Woman With Chest Pain Died After Waiting in the ER for Almost 3 Hours

A Milwaukee woman suffering from chest pains and shortness of breath died while trying to find a doctor to help her, and now her family is searching for answers as to why she wasn’t seen sooner.

Tashonna Ward, a 25-year-old daycare worker, went to the emergency room of Froedtert Hospital and complained of having severe chest pains and trouble breathing. She waited for over two hours in the ER before leaving to find faster help and, not long afterward, collapsed and died.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office hasn’t determined an official cause of death, and its report doesn’t state whether Ward was admitted or seen by a doctor at Froedtert before she left.

Ward’s family said she was kept in the waiting room of the ER and wasn’t under any monitoring when she decided to leave.

“How can you triage someone with shortness of breath and chest pain and stick them in the lobby?” said Ward’s cousin, Andrea Ward. “Froedtert needs to change their policy.”

According to the medical examiner’s report, Ward started having chest pain and trouble breathing while she was working on the afternoon of Thursday, January 2nd at L&M Links child care center. Her sister drove her to the hospital, where they checked in just before 5 p.m., the report states.

Hospital staff checked Ward’s heartbeat with an electrocardiogram, and it appeared normal, according to the report. An x-ray of her chest revealed that she suffered from cardiomegaly: an enlarged heart.

This wasn’t the first time Ward had heard this. Back in March, when her baby died after the umbilical cord wrapped around its neck, Ward was told she’d developed an enlarged heart during the pregnancy, according to the medical examiner’s report.

The report didn’t state whether Ward retained an enlarged heart after the pregnancy, or if it was the result of a recent flare-up.

Cardiomegaly can be both temporary or permanent, and in either case, it can put people at a much greater risk for blood clots, cardiac arrest and other serious heart problems.

After the tests, Ward’s family said she was asked to remain in the waiting room until she could be admitted and seen by a doctor.

Ward posted on Facebook at 5:45 p.m.: “I really hope I’m not in this emergency room all night.”

About 10 minutes later, her mother called to check on her, and she told her that she’d been given tests, was waiting to see a doctor, and had gone back to the front desk multiple times asking to be seen.

She texted her family at 6:35 p.m. and said that she was still in the waiting room.

An hour after that, she wrote on Facebook that she’d been told that she might have to wait anywhere between two and six hours before she would be able to see a doctor.

“Idk what they can do about the emergency system at freodert (sic) but they damn sure need to do something,” she wrote. “I been here since 4:30 something for shortness of breath, and chest pains for them to just say it’s a two to SIX hour wait to see a dr.”

Not long afterward, Ward left Froedtert Hospital’s ER because she felt she’d been waiting too long and decided to go to an urgent care clinic. According to the medical examiner’s report, it had been about two-and-a-half hours since she arrived at Froedtert.

The ME’s report states that at 8:39 p.m., a Froedtert staffer called Ward’s cellphone and her sister picked up, but by that point, Ward had collapsed and was already in an ambulance on her way back to Froedtert.

The ambulance arrived at 9:07 p.m., the report says. By then, Ward was unresponsive, and not long after, was pronounced dead.

Her cousin, Andrew Ward, said she found out what happened from her aunt (Ward’s mother), Yolanda.

“She called me and said, ‘My baby stopped breathing,’” Andrea told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “And I zoomed over. And she was swearing and she said she was just at the freaking hospital and they kept her waiting.”

Due to implicit bias in the American healthcare system, it’s said that women, especially black women, often go ignored and/or unseen, which can sometimes have fatal consequences, like in Tashonna Ward’s case.

Ward’s story has since gone viral on Facebook, where many people shared their own stories of waiting for several hours in emergency rooms.

“I went in with a massive headache and told them that I needed to see someone right away and they said it was ten ppl ahead [of] me,” Alexis Walton, also a black woman, wrote. “I said I could wait that long. I went home and came back at 5 am and I had a stroke.”

Andrea Ward said she was “shocked to see the comments” from others who have experienced similar treatment at ERs. “What that means is people don’t know how to advocate for themselves,” she said.

After reviewing the medical examiner’s reports at the request of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Martha Gulati, chief of cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, said patients with chest pain and trouble breathing—which are both classic symptoms of heart problems—should be seen by a doctor within minutes in order to determine the cause and to consider treatment options.

Gulati, whose studies focus on heart problems in women, said Ward’s story is “far too common” because the aforementioned symptoms are less likely to be taken seriously in women, especially younger women.

“Sadly she chalks up to another statistic but she was somebody’s sister, somebody’s potential mother, somebody’s daughter,” Gulati said. “We need to start listening to women and taking them seriously.”

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