(AllHipHop News) According to multiple reports, French authorities have detained 16 people connected to the Paris robbery of Kim Kardashian West.
The reality television star was the victim of an armed break-in in the city last October.
Two men allegedly entered Kardashian’s luxury apartment, tied her up, locked her in the bathroom, and stole over $10 million worth of jewelry.
The suspects were detained during raids in Paris, Normandy, and the French Riviera.
They are all believed to be between the age of 50 and 72.
“One of the DNA samples matched an individual known to police for robbery and criminal offenses,” stated law enforcement.
Kardashian’s husband, Kanye West, was not in Paris at the time of the robbery.
The 36-year-old mother has been quiet in public about the ordeal, but she discusses the situation during the upcoming season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
“They’re going to shoot me in the back,” Kardashian is heard telling her sisters in a clip from the show. “There’s no way out. It makes me so upset to think about it.”Tweet
(AllHipHop Rumors) It wasn’t going to last forever and it seems like the famine ends. Jay and Kanye have reportedly reunite, if you believe the gossip rags. So what that he’s working with Trump! Jay Z stands by his little brother. Maybe.
How did all this transpire.
It seems like Jay Z, Kanye, Beyonce AND Kim K linked up on New York to hash out their feud. Nobody really knows what they are beefing over, but they apparently met and successfully settled their differences.
Here is what is being :reported”:
“Jay reached out to Kanye because he wanted to put an end to the bad blood,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
“The situation was festering and just getting worse, and Jay wanted to try and bring about a resolution.”
“Kanye sort of apologized for running his mouth off, in typical Kanye way—but Jay wasn’t really looking for apologies,￼ he knows Kanye better than to expect one. Plus, Jay knows what a tough time Kanye has been going through and Jay just wants to get back on good terms together and move on.”
What do you think of this? Seems fictionalized! But much stranger things have happened, like Kanye’s hairdo.
Here is some more:
“However, despite hashing it out, and Jay offering up a white flag to his troubled friend, there’s still more than a little tension remaining—and the source says things may never be the same again between the two.
“The meeting was awkward, to say the least, and it’s doubtful they’re ever going to be best buddies, but at least the latest drama is behind them now.”Tweet
(AllHipHop News) Rapper Childish Gambino aka actor Donald Glover has took home a Golden Globe Award for the hit series “Atlanta.”
“Atlanta” took home Best Television or Musical Comedy, besting “Black-Ish,” “Transparent,” “Veep” and “Mozart in the Jungle.”
Donald Glover thanked the city of Atlanta and local Hip-Hop trio Migos and their song “Bad and Boujee” for the success of the series.
“Wow this is incredible,” Donald Glover said thanking the cast mates.
“I really want to think Atlanta and all the black folk in Atlanta, just for being alive and being amazing people. I couldn’t be here without Atlanta. I really want to thank The Migos, not for being in the show, but for making ‘Bad and Boujee.’ Like, that’s the best song ever.”
Other winners included Viola Davis for her role in “Fences,” and Tracee Ellis Ross for best Actress in a comedy or musical for “black-ish.”
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”won Best television movie or mini-series and “Atlanta” scooped another award for Best series, comedy or musical.
The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards took place at the Beverly Hills Hilton.Tweet
(AllHipHop News) Chance the Rapper was among the celebrities who attended President Barack Obama’s farewell bash at the White House.
The big event took place on Friday (January 6), and featured a guest list that included Wale, Jerry Seinfeld, Charles Barkley, George Lucas, John Legend, Solange, Rev. Al Sharpton, J. Cole, Tom Hanks, Stevie Wonder and many others.
Since cameras were banned inside of the event, Chance decided to take to the social media to recap the event for his fans.
“Alright, so, they wouldn’t let us bring cameras into the s##t but just know, it was historic, it was black, it was beautiful,” Chance said. “There was dancing. There was laughing. There was loving. There was hugs.”
Chance ran through who was Best Dressed, Best Joke and Best Dance.
Take a look at Chance’s top picks below:
Best Dressed – “Your Boy” (aka himself)
Best Looking – Esperanza Spalding
Best, Strongest Handshake – Dave Chappelle
Best Joke – Chance
Best Compliment – Dave Chappelle
Best Hug – Tom Hanks and Robert De Niro
Best Dance – Michelle Obama with the folks.
Best Line Dance – Chance and his mom with The Electric Slide.
Best Party Ever – Obama’s farewell bash. .Tweet
(AllHipHop News) Lil Wayne and Wu-Tang Clan will not have to worry about controversial pharmaceutical inventor Martin Shkreli leaking their music on Twitter anymore – he’s been banned from the site.
Shkreli was banned from Twitter earlier today, and it had nothing to do with music.
He got into it with Lauren Duca, a writer for Teen Vogue, after she turned down his invite to President Obama’s farewell bash on Friday (January 6th).
The rejection didn’t go over well with Shkreli, who has been trolling Duca since her article “Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America” went viral last month.
So, Martin Shkreli turned his Twitter profile page into a dedication to Duca, and even photoshopped his profile image to make it appear as if they were dating, despite her objections.
“He’s an entitled creep and absolutely deserves to have his account suspended, perhaps indefinitely,” Lauren Duca said in a statement.
Shkreli, who is free on five million dollars bail on security fraud charges, also bought the only existing copy of Wu-Tang’s album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for $2 million dollars.
Last month, Martin Shkreli gained more notoriety when he leaked a track which was supposedly taken from Lil Wayne’s unreleased album Tha Carter V.Tweet
(AllHipHop Rumors) The Game’s manager, Wack 100, believes everyone needs to pump their brakes on this Chris Brown & Soulja Boy fight.
Wack 100 certainly has some words for his artist’s former boss 50 Cent! Wack took to Instagram to inform 50 Cent that this fight won’t be happening until the gang politics are in order.
Basically he says this fight won’t be going down without his blessing.
“That fight only gone happen if we say it’s gone happen. Let’s all respect the politics. I got paperwork already. Them n-ggas is Piru’s and the thought that you a real street n-gga would overlook those politics and not extend the proper respect is out of order. #LetsFigureItOut,” posted Wack.
All weekend 50 Cent has said the fight must go one despite him claiming that Soulja Boy allegedly got robbed for his chain in LA. While Soulja Boy claims he never got robbed for his chain, he certainly didn’t go live immediately to prove it like 50 Cent dared him to do.
It looks like Wack 100 and 50 Cent may get added to the fight card the way things are going lol.Tweet
(AllHipHop News) Atlanta rapper T.I. is planning to up his level of political activism, now that Donald Trump is set to be the 45th President of the United States.
T.I. is planning to write a series of open letters, directed at President Barack Obama, Donald Trump and America.
According to The New York Times, T.I. was motivated by the deaths of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and others African-American men who were shot and killed by police in 2016.
“My first purpose is to communicate and share my thoughts and try to be a voice for the people who may be thinking of something to say but, for some reason, may not be able to say it or may not have the platform to say it,” T.I. said.
When asked about what it would be like living under Trump’s upcoming administration, T.I. did not seem too enthused.
“I don’t have to talk about or wonder what it will be like,” T.I. reasoned. “I will have to live through it. I don’t want to be presumptuous, I don’t want to be premature in my criticism.
The news of the open letters comes on the heels of T.I.’s politically charged EP Us Or Else, as well as his full length Us Or Else: Letter To The System.
Check out the full open letter below:
T.I.’s Letter to Barack Obama
You entered humbly into our worlds from the streets of the South Side of Chicago and galvanized a generation. You resonated from the barbershops to the airwaves to the streets of every hood across America. Many of US did not know your name, nor did we truly understand the impact you would have on the world in the years, months and days that followed.
As I reflect, I am filled with gratitude, outrage, grief, anger, humility and appreciation, both for the things you helped bring to light and the many things we still have yet to realize.
For years you fought to keep this nation from the very thing we have now become.
For years, many of US failed you because, as I’ve said before, we were not all ready for the change you wanted to bring about.
But rest assured that we heard you. Rest assured that we felt you and rest assured that your legacy will live on long after your presidency.
Not only did you impact a nation, but you defined a culture and you shook up and woke up a generation.
A generation that unfortunately fears more than ever being further wounded, overlooked, abused, neglected and having to fight for what we now understand is not such a basic right and that is the plight for equality and basic human dignity.
While many of US act like this is something new, those of US who have been fighting, marching and writing about it know that inequality, hatred and bigotry has crippled and silenced US for a very long time. Although we are wounded, don’t count US out of the fight.
We thank you for helping US face and focus on the very issues that plague our communities and diminishes US all. While I, too, responsibly admit to engaging in the behaviors that further perpetuates the negative stigma in our communities, I wanted to thank you for looking beyond our shortcomings.
As I reflect back on my teenage years when I heard my favorite rapper and person, Tupac Shakur, tell me we weren’t ready for a black president, leaving me in nodding in agreement until you brought US the audacity of hope and reminded US that yes we can.
As you transition out of office, we continue to watch you carry out your final agenda with precision, integrity and purpose. That is what we will remember as signature Obama.
For every one of US who has been touched by you and tasked with a choice between finding a way or walking away, I say we can and must do more.
We cannot afford to live in a prolonged state of grief, but must remember that we have no choice but to dust ourselves off, wipe off our wounds and move beyond this barren state of shock.
We will forever be grateful to you and your family, the graceful intelligent compassionate first lady, Mrs. Obama, as well as your beautiful daughters Sasha and Malia for their collective sacrifices for US. WE will continue to stand with you and alongside those who make a personal investment in US. We will continue to remain committed to causes that are bigger than ourselves. We will continue to remind ourselves that, Yes, We still can!Tweet
(AllHipHop News) Rapper Wiz Khalifa has reportedly reached an undisclosed settlement with his former manager Benjy Grinberg after accusing him of mismanaging his finances.
The “Black and Yellow” star lodged a lawsuit against Grinberg and his Rostrum Records label in May (2016), claiming the executive profited at his expense.
Khalifa was exclusive to the Rostrum label, and bosses agreed to share the income he earned through songwriting, touring, and merchandising.
However, in his lawsuit he accused Grinberg of failing to disclose the fact there were alternative options that could have been more beneficial for the musician.
Khalifa, who dropped Grinberg as his manager in 2014, was seeking compensatory and punitive damages of more than $1 million.
However, Grinberg launched his own lawsuit against the 29-year-old, claiming Khalifa signed a deal in 2005, which gave Rostrum 15 per cent of all his music royalties and touring profits, as well as 20 per cent of merchandise sales.
Now the rapper and Grinberg have reached a settlement and their lawsuits have been dismissed.
“This agreement includes the dismissal of lawsuits that each party had previously filed against each other earlier this year,” a statement reads. “Both parties are pleased with the outcome and look forward to putting this matter behind them.”
Terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.Tweet
(AllHipHop News) Rapper Lil Yachty just signed a major deal with Nautica, to act as the fashion brand’s Creative Director.
In his new role, Lil Yachty will design capsule collections and appear in marketing and advertising campaigns for Nautica throughout the year.
Yachty’s deal with Nautica is the outgrowth of a partnership which produced an exclusive capsule collection for Urban Outfitters, in 2016.
“Nautica is like a part of me,” Lil Yachty told WWD in a statement. “It’s for kids, sailors, grown men, and cool people. The designs – the old designs, the new designs, I think it’s dope. There’s not really much out there like Nautica.”
Just last month, Lil Yachty announced a deal with Adidas to promote their new Tubular Shadow sneaker.
Take a look at the announcement from Nautica’s official Instagram account below:
(AllHipHop News) R&B star Ciara has officially withdrawn a defamation lawsuit against her ex-fiance Future.
The “Goodies” singer launched a $15 million defamation lawsuit against her ex in February (2016), accusing him of damaging her reputation by knowingly making false and defamatory statements online about her parenting of their two-year-old son Future Zahir.
According to reports, the 31-year-old singer’s lawyer Larry Stein filed legal documents withdrawing the claim in October (2016) and documents have now been filed to officially dismiss it with prejudice, which will prevent her from re-filing the suit.
In October, TMZ.com reported that the reason Ciara had withdrawn the defamation suit is because she is earning more now than when Future made the alleged remarks and, in U.S. law, a plaintiff must show they have suffered financial damage in order to win a defamation suit
The singer was still suing her ex on the grounds of ‘false light,’ a legal term referring to a person’s right not to have their reputation wrongly portrayed in public.
Proving a false light suit would not require Ciara to show she had been financially harmed by Future’s alleged comments.
However, it is unclear if she is still moving forward with that suit.
Future had initially filed a countersuit contesting Ciara’s accusations, but he dropped the action in June (2016).
In October, a judge dismissed an additional libel claim from the musician, alleging Future had made “controlling, dishonest, malicious, unreasonable, evil, (and) conniving” comments on Twitter.
Ciara, who married American football star Russell Wilson last year, broke off her engagement to the rapper, 33, real name Nayvadius Wilburn, in August, 2014, three months after the birth of their son.Tweet
(AllHipHop News) A variety of celebrities and rappers gathered at the White House yesterday (January 6), to celebrate Barack Obama’s final days in office.
The artists gathered at a farewell party for President Barack Obama at the White House, where Chance the Rapper, Wale, La La, Kelly Rowland, Robert DeNiro, Dave Chappelle, Nick Jonas, Will Packer (“Straight Outta Compton”), Jordan Sparks, and others celebrated Barack Obama’s historic two-terms in office as the first African-American president.
The party served as a kickoff event for a series of appearances President Obama will make as he leads up to his January 10 farewell address in Chicago.
According to reports, President Obama’s farewell bash had more A-list celebrities than Donald Trump’s upcoming inaugural event, which will take place on January 20th.
Check out some photos below:
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) January 6, 2017
Final Night at White House ❤ pic.twitter.com/LvYEYv9ffg
— LA LA (@lala) January 7, 2017
Jim Harbaugh Offseason Update:
Chillin with Usher at the White House pic.twitter.com/QfYyEn6FxJ
— Renato Mazariegos (@RPMSports18) January 6, 2017Tweet
(AllHipHop News) Rapper T.I. reunited with his wife Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle for a family night out this week, almost a month after she filed for divorce.
The former Xscape singer lodged court papers to end her six-year marriage to the 36-year-old hip-hop superstar in Georgia on December 7, 2016 but news of their split only surfaced on December 27, 2016.
They have yet to formally address the break-up in public and put their differences aside to enjoy the holidays together.
Now it appears T.I. and Tiny are back on good terms after recently enjoying dinner together with their baby daughter Heiress.
Tiny shared video footage of the doting dad feeding the pair’s 10-month-old baby girl a lemon on Instagram on Friday (January 6), and added the caption: “Daddy trying to teach @heiressdharris a lesson cause she wanna eat every damn thing! She showed him!! Lol (laugh out loud)”.
The video was accompanied by a heart emoji.
While T.I. has not issued a statement about the marriage trouble, he suggested fans shouldn’t believe everything they read in an Instagram post uploaded days after the divorce became public.
“Lies may be told, false stories may be printed, but greatness need not say a muuuuf**kin (sic) thing”, he wrote.
The rapper began dating Cottle in 2001, and they tied the knot in 2010.
The couple has three children together – 12-year-old King, eight-year-old Major, and little Heiress, while T.I., real name Clifford Harris, has three other kids from previous relationships, and Tameka is also mom to 20-year-old Zonnique Pullins from a prior romance.Tweet